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. ...
Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
(Psalm 119:37, NIV)
Several worthless things that are sinful in nature obviously do not worth your attention. Also, you need the Holy Spirit to teach you and lead you so that you don't waste your time on seemingly worthy things that carry no internal value for your life and destiny.
Therefore, be sensitive to the Spirit and let Him lead you in all things. ...
Do not let any part of your body become a tool of wickedness, to be used for sinning. Instead, give yourself completely to God . . . as a tool to do what is right for the glory of God
(Romans 6:13 NLT)
The life you now live in Christ Jesus is not your own but His. Therefore, all members of your body will be used for His work and His glory.
Beloved, let God lead you into how He wants to use you. Be open hearted to whatever He tells you to do. ...
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
There is assured help for the believer always. Just come to the Throne of Grace and ask for help. God is always ready to provide help, guidance and counsel.
Beloved, never ever forget your source of help. Look to God and not any man ...
Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.
No matter the level of the darkness around you, the Light of God will be over you. Regardless of the circumstances, your path will be distinct with glory.
Therefore, live life with this renewed confidence and assurance in Christ Jesus. ...
Now Abraham was old, well advanced in age; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.
As Abraham walked with God, even in his old at, he was immensely blessed. You too can expect God to greatly increase you in your old age.
Therefore, walk with God and believe that He is a faithful rewarder to all who diligently seek Him. ...
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
(Isaiah 40:31, KJV)
All it takes to gain so much strength to fly like an eagle and run without being tired and walk without fainting ... so much strength ... is to wait on the Lord.
You have got His Spirit in you. You have the Word with you. Study and pray, trust the Holy Spirit and wait in His Presence. He will strengthen, guide and lead you to do so much exploits effortlessly. ...
But the Lord has been my defense, and my God the rock of my refuge.
The Psalmist was testifying to the goodness of the Lord as being his defence. God will always protect you. Your life is hidden in Him.
Therefore, walk in confidence and faith in your Creator as your Protector. ...
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Since He is for you, no one can plot anything against you successfully. All their evil plans will always fail.
God always has a way to work things out for your good. No matter what the situation is right now, believe that God is for you and He will always work for your good. ...
Abraham, when hope was dead within him, went on hoping in faith . . . He relied on the word of God
(Romans 4:18 Phillips)
We can lean on God's Word always. Abraham did not consider all the odds against him. Despite the seemingly hopeless situation, he still hoped in faith.
That is a classic example of relying on God's Word. So, trust in the Lord and hold fast unto His Word. ...
And you will be called priests of the Lord...You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast. Instead of their shame My people will receive a double portion…they will inherit a double portion in their land...
Isaiah 61:6–7, NIV
Beloved, your status is that of a priest of the Most High God. You are a king and His son. You're meant for the higher life.
Therefore, walk and live in the fullness of His Word. Meditate on it till it manifests in your life. ...
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
(Isaiah 40:29, NKJV)
It is never by your power or might, but, by His Spirit. Come and draw strength from the Holy Spirit to your spirit, your body and soul. There is abundance of strength to draw from Him.
Beloved, God will surely proof Himself strong in your weaknesses. There is strength for you. ...
This small and temporary trouble we suffer will bring us a tremendous and eternal glory, much greater than the trouble
(2 Corinthians 4:17 GNT)
Paul admonishes that our current trouble is nothing compared to what is ahead. The current difficulties and trials are in no way in comparison to the magnificence and glory ahead of us.
Therefore, let us have patience and endurance as God leads us into the greater glory in this life and the life after. ...
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world
(John 16:33b NIV)
Therefore, no matter the challenges and troubles you fave in this world, no matter the trials and tribulations, know that you will surely overcome. It is just a phase in life and you'll overcome.
Beloved, study and know that victories Christ has given you. Be at peace for you will overcome. ...
And Jesus answered and said to her, 'Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.'
Martha was concerned about so much as she worried and troubled herself doing so many things. Jesus admonished that she only needs to take care of one thing, which is, to sit at His feet and learn.
Once you sit and rest, He will direct you into the things to do. Yo ...
Bless the Lord, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word.
The Psalmist explains that the angels heed the voice of His Word. So, speak His Word and His angels will heed the voice of His Word accordingly.
Declare that you are safe and sound as no evil shall befall you, neither shall any plague come near your home. And in accordance to the voice of God's Word, His angels will keep you.
Therefore, beloved, give a voice to God's Word. ...
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Therefore, do not seek rewards and approval from men, but, only from God who faithfully rewards all who diligently seek Him.
So, seek His face daily. Stick with the Word and prayers. Trust in Him and follow as He leads. He surely rewards. ...
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Absolute peace is what God has given us through Jesus Christ. Your heart and conscience will be settled once you realize that your justification is not from your works but by faith in Christ Jesus who became your very own justification.
Beloved, if your heart is troubled, just look to Jesus and His sacrifice on the Cross to find your peace. ...
above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
When the devil comes to tell you a lie of condemnation, poverty, depression, guilt, etc, you use the shield of faith to block off the darts of the enemy.
Do not believe the lie darts of the devil.
Faith grows by the Word of God. When you hear the lie of condemnation, you block it off by believing that there is therefore now no condemnation for you in Christ Jesus. If the enemy tells you the lie of pov ...
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
The Spirit of God was given to us as a seal and a sign of our sonship. He, the Holy Spirit, bears witness with our spirit that we are sons.
Therefore, do not believe otherwise. Do not let the devil or anything else convince you otherwise. You are a son and the Holy Spirit bears you witness.
Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it…
(Psalm 81:10, NLT)
You don't need to have it all figured out. Sometimes, all you need is a leap of faith. Just send the application, just start the project, just give out the little you have to the needy, just show up, etc. Just take the step of faith.
It will surprise you that the Lord who has led you to that act of faith will surely show up and manifest Himself. ...
I will bless the Lord and not forget the glorious things he does for me
(Psalm 103:2 TLB)
Therefore, always praise and thank Him for the great things that He has done for you. Never forget all those wonderful things He has done in the past.
Sometimes, your current challenges might want to make you forget, but, make it a habit to remember all His graciousness to you in the past. It will rekindle faith and hope in your heart. ...
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up
(Galatians 6:9 NIV)
For everything planted, there is an harvest. The Lord your God will surely bless all the good seeds you have planted and you'll reap bountifully.
Continue and don't be weary. The harvest is on the way. ...
Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for him to act … Don’t fret and worry — it only leads to harm
(Psalm 37:7-8 TLB)
God knows the best time to show up. He is never too late or too early. God is always right on time. Trust in His timing.
While you wait, do not worry. Learn to leave it all to God. Trust in the Lord and wait patiently on Him. ...
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 John 4:4
The Holy Spirit and His power that resides inside of you is greater than anything in this world. So, you can face life challenges with absolute confidence in Christ.
With Christ, you are an overcomer. He lives in you, so, you will surely overcome.
Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense.
(Proverbs 19:11, AMPC)
It is great to overlook an offense. It takes maturity and spiritual growth, together with a humble heart, to forgive wholeheartedly.
Beloved, let the Holy Spirit dissolve every anger within you. ...
A man is a fool to trust himself! But those who use God’s wisdom are safe
(Proverbs 28:26 TLB)
If you want to trust yourself, you are obviously walking in the path of foolishness. But, when you seek counsel from God and walk in it, you're treading the path of safety.
Therefore, trust in the counsel of God. Walk in the path that God leads you. Don't trust in your own understanding.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.
The Psalmist testifies to the green pastures and still waters the Lord leads him to. That is your life, if you follow Jesus Christ.
Once you get to trust and just follow as He leads you, you would end up enjoying the greenest of pastures and the stillest of sweetest waters. ...
I made haste, and did not delay to keep Your commandments.
(Psalm 119:60, NKJV)
Therefore, be in a haste to fulfill whatever He has commanded you to do. Don't drag or nag the commandment. Trust in God completely that He knows why you should do it.
Beloved, be encouraged to do as God has instructed you to do. ...
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)
From the foundations of the earth, God designated you to fulfill an exact purpose. He created you for good works. You have been equipped and prepared in advance to fulfill these good works.
Therefore, look deep down, meditate and pray, He will reveal the inborn strengths and talents for you to use to His glory. ...
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding...Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor.
Proverbs 3:13, 16
Christ is your wisdom. He, Himself, has become the wisdom of God unto you. Therefore, you've got wisdom above all.
Beloved, with God's wisdom, you have long life added, riches and honour. So, seek wisdom and long life with riches and honour will be added unto you. ...
A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.
The disasters may fall to those around, but, according to the promise of your Father, it will never come near you or your household.
Therefore, stand in faith, meditate on the Scriptures and declare the Scriptures in faith. According to the Word, no calamity shall befall you. ...
Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace, be still!’ And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
(Mark 4:39, NKJV)
Jesus stood up and rebuked the storms. Beloved, stand in authority in Christ Jesus and declare that His Peace should reign.
Do not suffer the affliction of the enemy. Stand up and declare His Peace. Rebuke the winds and the storms and it will obey you in Jesus Name. ...
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:18
As you behold Christ, you are consistently changed into the very same image of Christ you are beholding. The more you behold, the more the glory rubs off on you and you're transformed into the glory.
Beloved, there is nothing more glorious than studying the Scriptures and beholding Christ. You get to see Christ in His glory; the more you see, the more you adopt of this glory. ...
For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
God has commanded His angels to watch you closely. They will keep you everywhere you go. Nothing evil shall befall you.
It is faith in His divine protection that makes this a reality. Study the Scriptures and be illuminated by the revelation of His divine protection from the Word. ...
As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you…
(Isaiah 66:13, NIV)
God has given you His very own Spirit, the Holy Spirit, who is your Comforter. Beloved, rest in His warm embrace and be comforted by His warmth.
The Holy Spirit will comfort you. He will guide you and lead you out of your current challenges into His glory. ...
God . . . 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 3:20b TLB)
God wouldn't speak anything just for the sake of speaking. His Words will never fall to the ground. Whatever He has promised, He will surely do.
Whatever you ask from God, God is able to do much more than that. Whatever you imagine, God is able to do much more than that. Therefore, keep your mind open and expectant for the best of the best from your heavenly Father.
Everything is possible for the person who has faith
(Mark 9:23b GNT)
Everything whatsoever is possible for you, if only you have faith. All those dreams and aspirations of yours are possible in the realm of faith. Once you have faith, you walk in the realm of God to whom nothing is impossible.
You can grow in faith by sticking with God's Word. Study and meditate and watch your faith grow enormously. ...
I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.'
Declare that He is your refuge. Confess that He is your fortress. Trust in His divine protection. That's the path to living a safe and secure life.
Beloved, be rest assured that God is your refuge. He keeps and protects you.
For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, 'The man who does those things shall live by them.' But the righteousness of faith speaks...
The New Covenant is the righteousness that comes by faith. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and we confess Him to be Lord. Our faith in Him has made us righteous.
Therefore, it is not about your works or deeds but your faith in what Christ has done for you that makes you righteous. ...
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Once you stick to the Word, you will get power, wisdom, encouragement, patterns, etc which will help you to achieve all that you need to achieve.
So, stay with the Word. Prioritize the Word of God in your life. Then, enjoy success in all ramifications. ...
Go out into the country lanes and out behind the hedges and urge anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full. For none of those I invited first will get even the smallest taste of what I had prepared for them
(Luke 14:23b-24 TLB)
The parable of the man who prepared for the feats and all his invited guest didn't respond to him teaches us a vital lesson.
Beloved, don't ever limit the gospel to a certain group. Share it onto all. That's our mandate. Let the Holy Spirit teach us all. Let your heart be directed and inhibited to sp ...
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he...
If you think you can't, then, you can't. And, if you think you can, then, you can. The Word of God gives you the ability to do all things. But, you need to meditate on it day and night. The more it spends time in your heart, the more your mind is renewed to think according to the Word.
Therefore, study and meditate...that's the only way to think right, ultimately believe right and then live right. ...
Provide for those who grieve…a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
(Isaiah 61:3, NIV)
No matter where you're at, give God the glory and praise. Do not move around in despair. God is changing your story and putting on you His high praise. Sing and dance, giving praise to Him.
Beloved, you've got the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. You're clothed with righteousness for God's Glory and display of His splendor. ...
Encourage one another and help one another
(1 Thessalonians 5:11a GNT)
We are meant to be there for one another. You are not alone. We are a family in Christ. We partake of the same household.
Therefore, help one another. When it is your turn, someone will help you too. Let the love flow. ...
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
(Psalm 34:19, NKJV)
The Lord has promised to always deliver you. No matter how numerous the afflictions of yours are, it is not too much for Him to take care of them.
Therefore, rejoice in your challenges because God is showing Himself strong on your behalf.
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
Trust in God alone. Put all your trust and hopes in God Almighty who holds all things together in its rightful place.
When you lean on Him, He will never disappoint you. ...
The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness...
Lamentations 3:22–23, NLT
The Scriptures declares clearly that His love is faithful and will never end. Therefore, you can always bank on God's love for you.
He loves and cares so much about. His mercies over your life never ceases ...
We love Him because He first loved us.
1 John 4:19
We can't love God on our own accord. No human can love Him with all his strength and might and mind. It is Christ's love in us that propels us to Him.
Therefore, it isn't your love for Him that counts but His love for you. ...
Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, 'Where are you?'
Adam sinned and was ashamed, so, he hid himself. Guilt separates man from God. But, glory to God for the sacrifice of Christ. He took our sins away so we are ever righteous before God.
Therefore, you don't need to hide. His Presence lives inside of you by the Holy Spirit.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:17–19, NIV
The dimensions of God's love is very deep. It takes a spiritual mind and fellowship with God to understand these things. Therefore, pray that your eyes of understanding be enlightened so as to comprehend the magnificence of His love.
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You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
This verse is quite simple and clear. Whosoever has chosen to seek justification by the law has fallen from grace. The law is filled with several 'do's and 'don't's. That's the nature of the law. So, whosoever seeks that his good deeds is the reason for his justification has estranged himself from Christ.
Therefore beloved, stay with the Grace of God - which is God's unmerited favor. It is His Grace that has brought you salvation. Christ is your right ...
'Don't be afraid,’ the prophet answered. ‘Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’
(2 Kings 6:16, NIV)
If you take a peep into the spiritual realm, you will realize that the host of angels in charge of you are numerous. The Scriptures says that He will give His angels in charge of us. The heavenly host is solidly behind you.
Therefore, do not be afraid for He has got your back. Walk in confidence and dispose any fear of the enemy. ...
Remember today what you have learned about the Lord through your experiences with him
(Deuteronomy 11:2a GNT)
Therefore, irrespective of whatever you're currently going through, God remains faithful. Remember what He has done for you in the past. All the past victories that He has won for you. He will also do it again and again.
So have faith. Remember how God has always come through for you. Your experiences with Him will help you in your current situation. So, remember them.
And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him...
The shepherd in the above verse is the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. He goes before His sheep and His sheep follows Him. He is always ahead of us, preparing the way and clearing it off of evil, and providing all the necessities of the day.
God has gone ahead of you to set the crooked ways straight. Therefore, step out in faith as you follow Jesus Christ. ...
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Always remember to talk to God about it. Don't be preoccupied with worry, anxiety and complaints. Beloved, always put it to God in prayers.
In addition, add thanksgiving to your prayers. Because, God appreciates a thankful heart. More so, it takes a heart of faith to thank God for answered prayers yet to manifest. ...
Hard work is worthwhile, but empty talk will make you poor
(Proverbs 14:23 CEV)
Therefore, set your heart to do the work that has been placed in your hands. Whatever has been committed to you, do the work well.
Beloved, don't be engaged in lots of talk that are empty. Let your hard work do the talk on your behalf. ...
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:21
Christ took our place and died for us. He paid the price so that we wouldn't need to. He became our righteousness when we believed in Him.
Therefore, the righteousness you have received is not by works but by Grace. ...
Love has been perfected among us in this…as He is, so are we in this world.
1 John 4:17
You are exactly as Christ is. You have nothing less or nothing more. The power and life of Christ lives in you. You just need to understand and walk in this light.
Beloved, live the life of a god in earth through the divine empowerment of Christ in you. ...
let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…
Beloved, we are meant to run the race that is set before us. No one will run it for us. But, we have divine help from above. The race has been made easy with the help of the Holy Ghost.
Just look up to Jesus. Study the Scriptures and you'll find the strength you need. Just keep beholding His nature and He will empower you to live the extraordinary life. ...
Jesus said to him, '…He who has seen Me has seen the Father…'
We have seen the kindness and loveliness of Jesus onto man. This means we have seen the kindness and loveliness of God the Father.
Once you behold Christ, you are beholding the very nature of the Father. Glory to God. ...