Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance — an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay
(1 Peter 1:3b-4 NLT)
So, while the people of the world store up treasures for themselves in this world, which is subject to corruption, destruction, situations and circumstances that are often beyond human control, God has treasures for His own people in heaven which is pure and undefiled.
Therefore, store treasures in heaven so your heart will be there. Look at the bigger picture and think of the long run, lif ...
Then I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it will bring forth produce enough for three years.
God commanded the Israelites to rest the land in the seventh year. In this instruction, God promises to produce triple fold on the sixth year so that they have sufficient for three years.
Beloved, we need to understand the principle of rest. Just rest in Him and watch Him bring the supernatural blessings and manifestations that will amaze you. ...
He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself...
1 Corinthians 14:4
As a Christian, you need edification from time to time. The Holy Spirit sure helps to build us up. Praying in the Spirit is a sure way to do that.
It also refreshes your soul and energizes your body. Pray in tongues often. ...
...Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
Therefore, do not limit yourself nor God's work in your life. All you need to do is to believe. Just believe.
If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes
(Mark 9:22–23) ...
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Therefore, we have got nothing to fear or be worried about. This is because we can command any and every situation in the Name of Jesus.
Everything must respond to the Name of Jesus. Therefore, use the authority you've got in Christ Jesus. ...
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit...
Therefore, always tap into the Spirit for every help that you need. You can't go through live all by yourself. Trust in the Holy Spirit to fill your mouth with the right words, your hands with the best writings, your arms with the greatest strengths and your mind with the brightest ideas.
So, ask and trust the Holy Spirit for help. ...
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
(Isaiah 43:18, NIV)
Do not dwell on the past mistakes/failures because they will hold you back. Don't dwell on past successes because it will fill your head. So, don't dwell on the past, only learn from it. ...
When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit
(Titus 3:4-5 NLT)
It is the kindness of our Creator that saved us. We did nothing to deserve salvation. But, by His Grace, we are saved.
Therefore, share the love to everyone around. ...
He has made everything beautiful in its time…
Whenever anything happens in accordance to God's timing, it can't be more beautiful. Therefore, trust in the timing of the Lord. Let Him guide you and patiently wait for the manifestation of the promise He has made. ...
...God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;
We can also declare by faith things that do not exist and it will come to existence. Set your faith to action. Let your faith be used. Declare according to His Word in the Name of Jesus Christ and it shall be. ...
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.
When the Scriptures says you are forgiven, then, you are forgiven indeed. And when the Scriptures adds that it is forgotten, then, God remembers your sins no more. Therefore, why do you try to be haunted by the memory. Learn to meditate on the Scriptures that talk about His eternal forgiveness till every ounce of guilt melts and fades away.
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’
That's why the Scriptures admonishes that we live by only His Word. Let His Word guide us through everything in life. Don't be guided by "bread" alone - the physical things in life.
Beloved, stick to the Word. Study the Scriptures daily. ...
My God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus
(Philippians 4:19 NIV)
The Scriptures says "all your needs". So, be sure that God has got you. However, don't confuse your needs with your greed. Things desired out of greed isn't God's plan.
The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right (NLT)
Surely, God will not withhold any good thing from you. He is your Father and He wants the best for us at every point in time. We just need to trust Him through every season as He leads us. ...
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
(Proverbs 16:9, NLT)
So, when the unexpected happens, don't be too bothered. God might just be stepping in to redirect your path according to His will in your best interest.
Always trust in the Lord to lead you. He is always working out the best for you ...
I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, or where we are — high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean — nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us
(Romans 8:38-39 TLB)
Our salvation isn't by works, else, we can lose it when we stop working for it. But, it is by Grace, so no on ...
You were chosen according to the purpose of God the Father and were made a holy people by his Spirit
(1 Peter 1:2a TEV)
The revelation of the truth that God chose you according to His will and purpose puts a special kind of peace and confidence in your heart. Your existence is not for nothing. Everything is perfectly planned and thought through by God your Creator.
You are truly specially made and chosen. ...
What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?
(Romans 8:31 NLT)
No one dares to come against you. Whatever powers that try to come against you will perish like a puff of smoke.
Therefore, take refuge in your Father watching over you. ...
I have loved you with an everlasting love…
God loves you with His everlasting love. You may ask why such love? What have I done to deserve such love?
Well, Christ died for you. He paid the price. It isn't about anything you did or didn't do. It is His nature to love you. ...
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
The psalmist recognized how God prepares a table for him even though his enemies are around. The peace of God that surpasses all human understanding encompasses your heart so much that you are not disturbed by the challenges all about you.
You can flow like this because Christ has already won the battle. You've got the victory in Christ. Hence, there's comfort and peace for you despite the enemies around. ...
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
This is a direct and emphatic statement that is clear enough. Do you have a need? Yes, God will supply the resources needed according to His riches.
So, it is not dependent on you but Him.
Therefore, declare this Truth, believe this Truth. He indeed supplies all you need. ...
…you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, 'Abba! Father!'
Romans 8:15, NASB
The Spirit that you received is one that recognizes Christ as the One who bridges divinity with humanity. The Spirit of divine birth and adoption, whereby your status has been changed into sonship.
So, call God your Father. Use Father often so the reality of the relationship dawns in your spirit deep enough.
God sent forth His Son…to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
Galatians 4:4-5 ...
..You anoint my head with oil…
(Psalm 23:5, NKJV)
The anointing in the New Covenant is the Holy Spirit. He fills you with His Spirit and causes you to know what to do and when to do it. By His anointing, He empowers you to do great and mighty things. By His anointing, He fills you with wisdom.
Therefore, pray for more of His anointing. He gladly anoints your heads. ...
We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose
(Romans 8:28 TEV)
Even things that are due to your own mistakes can not limit God. Your mistakes are not bigger than God. Your mistakes can not limit God. He knows how He turns things for your good. You don't need to know how He will do it, but, He will surely do it.
Therefore, rejoice in faith because you know He works everything for your good. ...
My times are in your hands…
(Psalm 31:15, NIV)
Though, it might look like a delay, God who knows the grand scheme of things, He knows the best time for it to be fulfilled. Therefore, we need to trust in Him to bring into fulfillment His plans and purposes in our lives at their appointed moments.
As it is often said, 'God's time is the best'. He holds the times and the seasons, your time is in His hands and it will never pass you by. At the appointed time, it will come to pass. ...
then He adds, 'Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.'
The Scriptures says God will no longer remember your sins and lawless deeds. That's the peak of forgiveness - no more records.
Therefore, there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. Live the new life of freshness in Him. Live the life of no condemnation. Live the life of freedom in Christ. ...
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…
(Psalm 139:14, NIV)
God has wonderfully crafted your being into existence. Therefore, live a purposeful life by asking God to lead you in all your endeavors. Identifying purpose and following it brings about fulfillment because that's what you are created to do.
You are one and unique. So, don't ever think otherwise. You're special to the Master. ...
My heart rejoices in your salvation
(Psalm 13:5b NIV)
You have received forgiveness of sins and cleansing by His Blood. He also gave you the Holy Spirit who fills you with joy that flows like a river.
Always acknowledge and thank Him for this huge joy of salvation.
The Lord…is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9
Therefore, God wants all to come to repentance. Preach the true Gospel to the world. God wants them all to be saved. Let the light of His love shine to the whole world. ...
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
The Scriptures makes reference to a seemingly negligible bird in the sky, God is very much aware of them and He feeds them. Let alone you, that are called by His Name. You, that are among the blessed beloved.
God knows you and cares deeply for you. So, do not worry. God provides for you and He will take care of everything that concerns you. ...
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours
(Mark 11:24 NIV)
Once you ask it, believe that He has heard and He will surely do it. Take an extra step of faith and thank Him because you've received it. That's the step to seeing it. ...
By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings
(Hebrews 11:4 NIV)
Abel's offering by faith was commended as righteousness. God declared good tidings of Abel's offering.
Therefore, any giving that is without faith is not an offering. Christ also came and demonstrated the offering that comes from love. Any offering devoid of love and faith, isn't an offering. ...
'I am…the Beginning and the End,' says the Lord, 'who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.'
Therefore, put your complete trust in the One who holds the whole universe in His hands. Where He leads, follow, and, what He says do. ...
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Even the details that you have not the tiniest clue of, God knows and importantly, He cares about those details.
There is no more love greater than that.
...let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith...
(Hebrews 12:1-2, NKJV)
Distractions will come to derail us but we need to stay focused. We can't do this on our own. We need to look to Christ Jesus, who ran His own race perfectly and without blemish, to help us. ...
It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible
(Hebrews 11:27 NLT)
Moses fixed his gaze on the Lord God who sent him. That's why he wasn't perturbed by the anger of the king. When Peter shifted his gaze from Christ to the storms, he began to sink.
Beloved, all we need to do is fix our gaze on our God. Just trust His Word and hold unto it.
Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.
Your body is blessed. The fruit and all that comes from your body is blessed. You words are blessed. You work is blessed. You family is blessed...whatever it is that concerns you, is blessed.
Therefore, walk in life with this revelation and blessed mentality and win in life. ...
...Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty.
(Zechariah 4:6, NIV)
So, take refuge in the Holy Spirit. Draw all the strength that you need from Him. When God does it, it is always perfect.
Therefore, set out to do all you do with the power and wisdom of God, not your own strength or wisdom.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen
(Ephesians 4:29 NIV)
Therefore, always think twice before you speak. let the Holy Spirit inspire the words that you speak. ...
For we who have believed do enter that rest...
(Hebrews 4:3, NKJV)
You enter His rest by faith. When you seek His Word, study and meditate, faith grows in you. You take refuge, comfort and rest in the Word. That's how to enter His rest.
Therefore, do not go about seeking for things, seek in the Word the things that you need. Seek, believe and enter His rest. ...
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior
(Habakkuk 3:17-18 NIV)
The prophet could still find the space to be joyful in the Lord because he sees the Lord God as His Saviour. God will definitely come and save you. The knowledge of this can comfort you and keep your joy.
Also, taking refuge in the joy of Holy Spirit will always help to keep ...
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
(Ephesians 3:20-21, NIV)
God is always able to surpass our expectations anytime and any day. He can work in you and through you wonders that will amaze your generation and the world. It is all by His Spirit and Power working through you.
Therefore, Glory be to God the Father and Christ Jesus who works marvelous deeds. ...
Giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me
(Psalm 50:23 NLT)
Tell it to God. Tell Him how grateful you are for all that He has done for you. Not just all His deeds, thank Him for His Person. The Love Personality of God alone is enough to be grateful for.
So, honour God with your thanksgiving. ...
And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted.
Instead of complaining or worrying, He gave thanks. After thanksgiving, he stepped out in faith by distributing to the disciples.
Therefore, give thanks despite your circumstances. Then, step out in faith. Watch God do the rest. ...
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Neither is there any good in worrying. So, instead of all that, just let your request be made known to God and supplement it with thanksgiving.
Beloved, give thanks to God who knows and sees all things and who is working out the best for your good. ...
For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
The path to dominion over sin is to be under grace. The path to dominion in life is to live under grace.
Therefore, live every moment with the revelation of God's grace over your work, your family, your life, etc. That's the path to dominion and victory. ...
Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
(Matthew 7:7, NLT)
Jesus encourages us to seek. Keep on seeking and you'll surely find. Knock and don't be tired of knocking. Challenges might arise but keep on.
Your victory is around the corner. So, just keep on and continue. The Word is true. The door will surely open and you'll definitely find. ...
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus
(1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV)
It doesn't mean to give thanks "for" all circumstances. Sure, not everything that happens is the will of God. However, God can transform any situation into a favorable one for His children.
Therefore, a grateful heart keeps you hopeful, expectant and raises faith in your heart for God to move. It is God's will to always be thankful. ...
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?...Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Romans 8:35, 37
Nothing can separate you from God's love. The love of Christ is eternal. So, nothing can separate you from conquering as well because of the assurance in God's Word. You are more than a conqueror.
Therefore, no matter the challenge, victory is definitely the end. ...
The Lord repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.
God will always bless and expand your works once you find refuge in Him. Divine security is found in Him alone.
Do not go about looking for the next tech, or firm, or money, etc to feel secured. You've got Christ in you. Take refuge in Him.
God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine
(Ephesians 3:20 NCV)
God is always true to His Word. From time memorial, when man asks, he expects his answer in a certain way, but, God delivers the request in His divine wisdom and in His appointed timing.
Therefore, don't limit God in your imagination. Don't restrict your answers to your prayers based on what you can think alone. God sees in the bigger picture. Once you can align your thoughts and expectations with His, things become easier and simpler. ...
Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.
When you do these, you realize how Great the God you serve is, then, whatever challenge you've got will be diminished because you can see things in perspective with respect to the greatness of the Lord Most High.
Therefore, praise Him. He deserves great praises. Speak of His graciousness and love. Magnify the Lord. ...
When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, 'Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.'
After following this simple but hard instruction, the result was amazing and totally astonishing.
Therefore, beloved, when God speaks, obey; where He leads, follow. Take a step of faith and see the magnificent results.
Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours
(Mark 11:24 NIV)
All you have to do after you pray is believe. Then, you've got it. There are times when it might seem like there is a delay. Sometimes, God is awaiting the appointed time for that request to be granted. God in His divine wisdom knows the best time.
On the other hand, it might be that the request isn't in God's divine will. In which case, the Holy Spirit will reveal that unto you. Hence, you can stop the request.
Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard
(Luke 1:13 NIV)
Zechariah had a similar experience in waiting for his wife Elizabeth to bear a child. He was consistent in prayers. Though, it seemed like it would never happen, the angel Gabriel, delivered the message that his prayers had already been answered. The past tense was used.
Zechariah doubted and we all know how the story goes. But, we need to learn that it pays to wait for God's timing. We need to be patient because God knows the best time to grant a request in the grand scheme of things ...
And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
1 John 4:16
Our very salvation, the starting point, is because of the love of God. God loved us first. Hence, it isn't about any of our deeds or works. Glory to God.
Therefore, we should continue to abide in the love of God. It is all about love. ...
Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
The basket and the kneading bowl represent the means of collection of the fruits of harvest. God says they are blessed.
Therefore, keep planting and keep working, the bountiful rewards and harvest is just around the corner. ...
And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me…"
Jesus was about to raise Lazarus from the dead, yet, He gave thanks to God. You can also give thanks to God in your challenging times. It is not about thanking God for the problems, but, thanking God for the victories in the past and the blessings He has bestowed upon you.
Jesus gave thanks for the 5 bread loaves and 2 fishes and it multiplied and fed thousands. Even in little, learn to give thanks. It is an act of f ...
Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph…
(2 Corinthians 2:14, NKJV)
However, you have to remember all the victories that God has been consistently giving you from time past till now. If you think deeper, you will remember all the great and marvelous things He has done for you.
So, the current times is just a passing phase that will go away soon. His victory is just around the corner. There is light at the end of the tunnel. God will always lead you to victory. Hence, remember all the victories He has led you through in th ...
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline
(2 Timothy 1:7 NLT)
Therefore, you need to walk daily in the acknowledgement of the Spirit of Power and Love that resides in you. The Spirit of a Sound mind and self-discipline resides in you. There is no place for fear or worry or timidity.
So, once God gives you a word, you have got to run with it. When doubt and fear comes to your heart, remember the spirit that lives in you. Acknowledge the Spirit that lives in you. This will make you overcome the fear. That's how to opera ...
For the turning away of the simple will slay them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.
(Proverbs 1:32, NKJV)
God has set everything in its appointed time and delighted season. So, be in tune with the Spirit and flow as He leads you.
Do not be foolish to postpone when God has instructed you to do at a time. ...