Use the Name of Jesus

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Beloved, are you in any daring, challenging or intimidating situation? Remember to use the Name of Jesus.

…at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
Philippians 2:10

The Name of Jesus is always ready and able to save you. Declare His Name in any situation and it must bow in respect to His Name. Use His Name to chase off any demon or contrary spirit away from your vicinity. Use His Name to bring situations to your favor.

Learn to use, and always use the Name of Jesus. ...

His Stripe - Our Healing

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Jesus took all the pain, suffering and punishment on Himself so that we won't have to. He took it all on Himself.

…The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5

So, you can stand in divine health all because of the stripes that Christ bore on Himself. If you feel any symptoms, just speak forth the Scriptures that you were healed by His stripes. ...

God sees more in you

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Beloved, God sees much more in you than you can see. God sees the sum up of potential and resources that He has deposited in you even before you see it.

For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
1 Samuel 16:7

God called Gideon brave even when he wasn't. God called the little shepherd boy David, king long before he could see those qualities himself.

That is the way God sees you. He calls you who He has created you to be long before you realize it yourself. So, just trust in Him and He will build you to be the best that He has called you to be. ...

Long Awaited Salvation

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Since man fell, the whole world was awaiting the divine salvation for mankind. The wait continued until Christ was born.

Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:10–11

Christ's birth gave a new hope to humanity, so much that the angels rejoiced. This period we celebrate the hope and joy that His salvation brings.

Christ died for us and He gave us salvation. We rejoice in the hope that He brings. ...

Always Far and Beyond

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God specializes in doing more and more. The Scriptures always points to our God is is able to do more.

Glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes
(Ephesians 3:20 TLB)

So, your limitations can not limit God. God is able to do much more than you can ask or think or imagine.

So, believe in the God of unlimited possibilities who is able to do far and beyond. ...

True Wisdom is to Seek God

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Those that truly have wisdom are those that seek God. Wisdom is one of the result that comes from walking with God.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
(Proverbs 9:10, NIV)

Trust in Him and walk with the Lord your God, and you will enjoy the path of wisdom. Knowledge and understanding will also be added unto you.

Through His Spirit, He will reveal the deep things of God unto you and show you the best path to walk in life. ...

Move Mountains by Faith

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Whenever God moves on earth, He uses people who have demonstrated the tiniest mode of faith.

Have faith in God! If you have faith in God and don’t doubt, you can tell this mountain to get up and jump into the sea, and it will. Everything you ask for in prayer will be yours, if you only have faith
(Mark 11:22-24 CEV)

All you just need is to have faith in the One who is able to do it, not in yourself. Just declare by faith. Just speak by faith.

Declare to any mountain to move and it will move. Just speak with faith and leave the rest to God. ...

He is bringing you to a place

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Beloved, the current situation might seem bad but this is not the end, but, a process.

...we went through fire and through water; but You brought us out to rich fulfillment.
Psalm 66:12

God uses situations to train and build us up. So, let Him work in you and soon, when He is done, He will bring you to a place of fulfillment. ...

The togetherness of the early church

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The early church in the Scriptures had some peculiarities which seem to be absent in the current church nowadays. One of which is the togetherness of the church.

All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need
(Acts 2:44-45 NIV)

The early church had a sense of responsibility to everyone. They pulled their resources to help everyone in need.

We need to remember the Spirit of Love in which the early church operated in and do likewise. ...
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This is just to give you hope because no matter what you are going through, things will not remain the same.

...he will give: beauty for ashes; joy instead of mourning; praise instead of heaviness...
(Isaiah 61:3, TLB)

The Scriptures say so: He is giving you beauty for ashes and joy for mourning. Therefore, that bad situation won't last forever. He is taking you through it.

God is working everything out for your good. In the end, it will be for His glory. ...

Created for Exploits

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God created you for His plan and purpose. You have something spectacular to fulfill in His grand plan.

For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
(Ephesians 2:10, NIV)

Your life is not ordinary, you are spectacular in your own way - the way God created you. That is why you shouldn't compare yourself with anyone else. Because, you are created for a different reason from others. So, it would be unwise to compare your life and progress with that of others.

You are created for exploits. Trust in the Lord to lead you unto the good works He has created you for. ...

Peace and Joy in Trusting the Lord

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God doesn't want you to live by your head, wisdom and strength alone. He has given you His Spirit to lead and direct you.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him
(Romans 15:13a NIV)

When you follow the instructions from the Holy Spirit, there is a peace beyond human understanding that fills your heart and soul. You just know deep down in your heart and soul that you are making the right decision despite all that is currently going on.

Therefore, it pays to follow the leading of the Lord as there's peace ad joy. ...

Be Re-assured

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When God gives you a vision or calls you into His divine purpose for you, you might have doubts or worries. But, wants you reassured.

an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. ‘Joseph, son of David,’ the angel said, ‘do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit.’
(Matthew 1:20, NLT)

Just as the angel was sent to reassure Joseph not to be afraid. So also, you don't have to be afraid. God who has called you and given you the vision will enable and strengthen you to be able to fulfill it.

Therefore, be reassured. ...

His Ultimate Sacrifice

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Man fell and since then the world awaited the salvation of mankind. God in His wisdom and love sent Christ to pay the price for our redemption.

Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ. God sacrificed Jesus on the altar of the world to clear that world of sin
(Romans 3:24-25 The Message)

Christ was the sacrificial lamp on the altar. His Blood washed us clean and His death bought our salvation.

Glory to God for the ultimate sacrifice. ...

Power of Sonship

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Beloved, you are a child of God. Christ gave you the opportunity, power and right to be called a child of God.

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God
(John 1:12 NLT)

All it takes is to believe in the One whom He sent. Christ brought salvation. His death and resurrection gave this to us.

Therefore, you are a child of God. Walk and live boldly in this truth. ...

Look onto Jesus

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The simplest solution is to look. The Scriptures tells us to behold Him always.

Then the Lord said to Moses, 'Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.'
Numbers 21:8

In the Old Covenant, they had a glimpse of the salvation Christ was to offer. Whosoever looked to Him would be saved. Today, Christ is the lifted One. Whosoever looks to Him will be saved.

Therefore, behold Him and be transformed into the glory of the Father in Him. Let life flow through you as you keep lookin unto Him for all things. ...

God's Plan still Stands

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Yes, it might seem all things have gone south. It might look like nothing is heading in the right direction. Beloved, be sure that all things are working together for your good.

For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’
(Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)

God's divine plans and purpose still stands ever sure. Even when it seems you are heading in the opposite direction, He, in His Wisdom, knows how the routes all link together. And most importantly, He's working things out in you and for you.

Therefore, walk with Him by faith as He leads you. ...

It is rewarding to work for God

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Beloved, we are called into His vineyard to do His wonderful and glorious works.

Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain
(1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV)

When you serve the Lord with your heart and give Him the best that you can, He rewards you in ways farther than you can ever imagine. No matter what you give to Him, He returns in multiple folds, be it time, energy, money, resources, etc.

It pays to serve the Lord. ...

Christ is as the Father

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The Holy Trinity is a divine wonder that we can't fully understand in our tiny heads. Just as Christ is, God is.

If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.
John 14:7

The moment you see Christ, you see God. He is the very image and expression of the Father. The love and compassion of the Father is expressed in Christ Jesus. He is as the Father.

Therefore, look to Christ and you have seen the Father. ...

As He is...

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You are created in the image of God. When man fell, things went absurd, but, Christ restored.

...as He is, so are we in this world.
1 John 4:17

Therefore, you carry the very image of Christ in you. You are as He is. The more you study and look unto Jesus, the more this truth is revealed unto you and you see who you are and act/live accordingly.

You are already as He is. ...

Why you were created...

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God has called you unto something important. Your life is not meaningless. You've got a purpose and a reason.

God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing
(Ephesians 2:10 NCV)

God intentionally created you for good works. This intention has been designed from the foundations of the world, long before in advance before we were born.

Hence, we need to be keen to discover the good works we are created for and trust Him to lead us unto performing them. You have a reason to live, it is for the good works of the Lord.
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You are a Priest

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God has called you a priest unto Him. This is the position of a New Covenant Christian. The Scripture makes it clear.

ou come to him as living stones, a spiritual house that is being built into a holy priesthood
(1 Peter 2:5a GW)

Therefore, you have every access needed into God's Presence. You carry His Presence and Person everywhere you go. You have got authority in Him.

Therefore, serve the Lord your God and serve His people. You have a priestly calling. ...

He really cares

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God loves and cares for you so so much. He has every single detail about you and He watches over you.

casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7

Therefore, take comfort in this truth and be at rest because He will never let any temptation or trial more than you can handle come your way. Neither will He let any evil to befall you.

He loves and cares for you deeply. Be at rest. ...

Be Kind to the Less Privileged

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Beloved, the Scriptures tells us to be kind to everyone around us, irrespective of their status.

Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.
(Matthew 25:40, NIV)

Don't do good with a direct expectation of a payback from the person you're good to. Do it as if it is unto Jesus because truly it is unto Him.

Beloved, be kind hearted. Let the goodness of God flow from your heart. ...

You are a masterpiece

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God created you to be unique. You're not a mistake. Your nature is spectacularly build for His glory and honour.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
(Psalm 139:14, NIV)

The Psalmist here declares that he is fearfully and wonderfully made and he lives in the full awareness of this Truth. We also need to come into realization of our uniqueness. Then, we will not be bothered by the present circumstances because we know who we are and He who has made us.
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Trials build you up for His Glory

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The Scriptures encourages us to ensure and be steadfast during trial seasons. These seasons will always come but we are to remains strong in Him, despite all.

So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world
(1 Peter 1:6-7 NLT)

You may not understand what exactly is going on now and how it will work for your good. But, God who sees the end right from the beginning knows all things and understands all things. He's definitely building you up and working it out for your good. ...

He's not Far Away

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God is not far away. He is closer than you think. He lives inside of you.

...and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, 'God with us.'
Matthew 1:23

This is the realm of the New Covenant believer, that God is with us always. He lives in you by the Holy Spirit. He's never far away. Therefore, do not be afraid or dismayed, for your God is with you. ...

Tap into the Realm of Possibilities

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The Holy Spirit empowers you to do all that you need to do. By yourself, you can do nothing, but, with Him, all things are possible.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13

Therefore, when you face something that seems impossible, just, tap into the empowerment of the Holy Spirit and it will become possible.

Through Him, you can do all things. So, tap into limitlessness and possibilities.
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This is life, there will always be those who will not agreed with you. There will always be critics. Even Jesus had critics, but, we can learn from Him.

...but Jesus refused to answer.
(Luke 23:9, NLT)

Jesus had all the Wisdom in the world...in fact, He is Wisdom personified. He answered some criticisms that made his critics dumbfounded. While in some scenarios, He just kept quiet.

So, we can learn that not every question needs an answer. It is wise to be quiet sometimes. ...

Don't be afraid when the unexpected happens

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Beloved, in this life, certain things are bound to happen that we aren't expecting. But, we need to learn to trust God and the process He is putting us through.

A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.
(Proverbs 16:9, NKJV)

You can plan and strategize all you want, but, God knows the best for you and He will surely direct your path according to His will for your good.

Therefore, expect the unexpected. Trust in Him as He leads you into victory always (irrespective of what the situation currently says). ...