16. May 2017 · Comments Off on BECOMING LIKE CHRIST IN YOUR DAILY ACTIONS · Categories: Action, God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Spiritual Growth

For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be MOLDED into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren (Romans 8:29 AMPC).

Beloved, have you ever done something and thinking back, you feel that you didn’t handle it how Jesus would have handled it? Before handling a particular situation, have you first of all stopped and asked yourself what would Jesus Christ do in this situation? What if we all took a few seconds to think like this before acting?

Our feature text says we’ve been destined from the beginning to be MOLDED into the image of Christ and during our midnight prayer session last night, my prayer partner and I spent a considerable amount of time repenting from any instance where we haven’t used the situations we have been presented with to show people Jesus Christ and then, we spent time praying to be MOLDED into the image of Christ.

The Bible says… You learned Christ! My assumption is that you have paid careful attention to Him, been well instructed in the truth precisely as we have it in Jesus. Since, then, we do not have the excuse of ignorance, everything—and I do mean everything—connected with that old way of life has to go. It’s rotten through and through. Get rid of it! And then take on an entirely new way of life—a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and WORKING ITSELF INTO YOUR CONDUCT as God accurately REPRODUCES HIS CHARACTER IN YOU (Ephesians 4:21-24 MSG).

Beloved, have you learnt anything from Christ? Are you putting what you’ve learnt into practice? The Bible says… Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are His dear children. Live a life filled with love, FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF CHRIST (Ephesians 5:1-2 NLT)… In your relationships with one another, HAVE THE SAME MINDSET AS CHRIST JESUS: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to His own advantage… being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself… (Philippians 2:5-8 NIV)

Beloved, are you making decisions to love like Christ does? Are you making decisions to be humble when the opportunity arises? Instead of snapping at people, like Jesus, take out time for yourself when you are tired… Like Jesus, be about your Father’s business and avoid distractions… Like Jesus, forgive… Like Jesus… [FILL THE GAP]

Beloved, what would Jesus Christ do at all times? We must realise that the purpose of our walk with Christ is to be like Him so we should always aim to discern what Christ will do in every situation we find ourselves. We should then solicit the help of the Holy Spirit to help us where we are weak… let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes (Ephesians 4:23 NLT)

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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15. May 2017 · Comments Off on DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE PRAYER LIFE · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Prayer

PRAY IN THE SPIRIT at ALL TIMES and on EVERY OCCASION. STAY ALERT and BE PERSISTENT in your prayers for ALL BELIEVERS EVERYWHERE (Ephesians 6:18 NLT).

Beloved, when it comes to prayer, there are a number of things Apostle Paul advises that you should do.

PRAY IN THE SPIRIT – That is prayer that arises from the Spirit of God within you. Why?… for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance (Romans 8:26 AMPC)

The battle you are fighting is spiritual and must be fought in that regard so your prayer must be done with the help of the Spirit. We are fighting against principalities and powers in high places (Ephesians 6:12) and as you pray in the Spirit, it’s amazing how the Lord will open your eyes to see who your real enemies are and how they are plotting against you… the same people that smile at you in the day time.

ALL TIMES and on EVERY OCCASION – Beloved, we are to… Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV). This means you are to make prayer a way of life. God is everywhere you are so master how to always talk to Him. And you can do this without uttering a word. While in the office, before you respond to someone, just quietly say… Lord what should I say? One of the things I’ve observed is that as you spend more time in conversations with the Lord, you have less time to listen to the lies and manipulation of the enemy.

STAY ALERT… Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8 NLT). Beloved, praying always helps you STAY ALERT. Someone once said; “do not allow the enemy give you a prayer topic to pray about” so guard your territory through prayer.

BE PERSISTENT! Jesus talks about the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8) who would not take NO for an answer. One thing the enemy tries to do is bring discouragement. Have you ever prayed for something, only for the situation to get worse? That’s not the time to give up. Rather, it’s the time to keep PUSHING.

And then, we don’t just pray for yourselves… BE PERSISTENT IN YOUR PRAYERS FOR ALL BELIEVERS EVERYWHERE. Beloved, we all need to get over ourselves and our pity partying and start interceding for others. You may be thinking… what about me? But do you know that praying for others takes your mind off your own problems?

There are people that have been made weak and helpless by their situation that need your prayers. We are told that… Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him (Acts 12:5 NIV).

Beloved, I could go on and on but these are some of the ways you can develop an effective prayer life and I pray that as you take a stand to pray, may you win every battle thrown your way.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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14. May 2017 · Comments Off on USING THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT · Categories: God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Revelation, Spiritual Growth

…TAKE THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is the word of God (Ephesians 6:17 NLT).

Beloved, the Word of God is a great weapon to fight against the attacks of the enemy and how to use it can be best illustrated using Jesus as a perfect example to follow.

How did Jesus overcome satan when led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by him? You see this in Matthew 4:3-11 (NIV);

“If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “IT IS WRITTEN…”
“If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down…” Jesus answered him, “IT IS ALSO WRITTEN…”
“…All this I will give you, if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him… FOR IT IS WRITTEN: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’”

Jesus used ‘IT IS WRITTEN’ and Satan left him after that. He is the Son of God… He knows what He’s talking about.

In the above scenario, it’s important to note that satan also knows the word of God. See what he said to Jesus… “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. FOR IT IS WRITTEN: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus answered him, “IT IS ALSO WRITTEN: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Matthew 4:6-7 (NIV)

Satan knows the word of God but he was using the text to manipulate Jesus; to get Him to do what he wanted Him to do. This should be a warning for those that either use Scriptures to manipulate people or are being manipulated by people. Satan is an expert at manipulating Scriptures so you must also equip yourself with ‘IT IS ALSO WRITTEN’.

Now the question for you is how many ‘IT IS WRITTEN’ do you know? I once heard of a lady that slept with the Bible under her pillow because she was having so many attacks at night and when she experienced an attack, she would pull it out and hold it up against whatever demon she was facing hoping to scare them away. Isn’t it funny how we tend to treat the Bible like the power is in the Book itself? It’s the Word of God contained in it that is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword… (Hebrews 4:12) and until you get acquainted with the Word Himself, allowing the Holy Spirit to minister to you, it remains just a Book to you.

Beloved, using the sword of the Spirit involves continually studying and meditating on the word for revelation so you are able to confront the enemy with… “This is what my Daddy says…”

Demons are petrified of Christians who know the power they have in Jesus Christ, the living Word. Don’t you think it’s time for you to wake up? It is my prayer that you start to TAKE UP YOUR SWORD and pierce the enemy where it hurts and as you do so, may you win every battle thrown your way.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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13. May 2017 · Comments Off on SALVATION AS A WEAPON · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Salvation, Spiritual Growth

…Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and SALVATION are more than words. LEARN HOW TO APPLY THEM. You’ll need them throughout your life… (Ephesians 6:13-18 MSG).

Beloved, taking up SALVATION as your helmet is a great weapon you can use to fight against the enemy. It’s clear that the Helmet is used to protect the solders head but how does this apply to you?

Well, let’s see… A group of Jews was traveling from town to town casting out evil spirits. They tried to use the name of the Lord Jesus in their incantation, saying, “I command you in the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, to come out!” Seven sons of Sceva, a leading priest, were doing this. But one time when they tried it, the evil spirit replied, “I know Jesus, and I know Paul, but who are you?” Then the man with the evil spirit leaped on them, overpowered them, and attacked them with such violence that they fled from the house, naked and battered (Acts 19:13-16 NLT).

Serves you right. Do you think it’s everybody that is entitled to use that name?

Beloved, taking up SALVATION as your helmet is the confidence born again Christians have (1 Thessalonians 5:8). Although satan opposes God and tries to attack His people, you need to know that Jesus has already destroyed the works of satan. The cross has broken his power so you are fighting from a point of victory (Colossians 2:15).

There is this boldness that comes because you know what happens at the end; that you have already won the battle. When you watch an action movie for the first time, there’s anxiety because you don’t know the outcome but when you watch it again, no matter what goes on, you already know the outcome so you are more relaxed. Also, when you see a main actor in a movie like Arnold Schwarzenegger, you more or less know who would win. It may get very intense but somehow at the back of your mind, you know who is going to win because like we use to say back in the days; “An actor never dies.

That’s the kind of confidence your salvation gives. You must know that He that’s in you is greater than the devil so you need to protect your mind with the assurance that God has indeed saved and given eternal life to those who believe in Christ.

Beloved, Satan may have limited freedom to harass Christians but he does not have authority over you. He is like a dog attached to a chain.

We have the name of Jesus as a strong weapon and like David you must be able to tell your giant… “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord (1 Samuel 17:45).

Also remember that you… overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of your testimony… (Revelation 12:11)

Beloved, be confident. You are more than a conquerer and as you use the name and blood of Jesus to fight against the enemy, be sure that you have won every battle thrown your way

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12. May 2017 · Comments Off on TAKE UP YOUR SHIELD OF FAITH · Categories: Faith, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Spiritual Growth, Trusting God

…Truth, righteousness, peace, FAITH, and salvation are more than words. LEARN HOW TO APPLY THEM. You’ll need them throughout your life… (Ephesians 6:13-18 MSG).

Beloved, taking up the SHIELD OF FAITH is another armour of God you can use to fight against the enemy and this is slightly different from the others because it involves taking up rather than putting on. We are told… ABOVE ALL, taking the SHIELD OF FAITH with which you will be able to QUENCH ALL THE FIERY DARTS of the wicked one (Ephesians 6:16 NKJV).

This is an additional layer of protection and ABOVE ALL suggests that the SHIELD OF FAITH is very important because FIERY DARTS can only reach the body if the shield is not held up to block them. I read that the Roman soldiers shield was very large and covered with leather, which when soaked in water was used to put out flame-tipped arrows.

So, what are the FIERY DARTS of the wicked one? Well, they range from fear, doubt, worry, to temptations… but we must take up our shield of faith to QUENCH the flames just like Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego had great faith in God to save them in the FIERY furnace.

Beloved, you must always trust that the Lord would show up in times of trouble. If you can build up your faith, then those FIERY DARTS of fear, doubt, worry to temptations would be extinguished by the time they hit your SHIELD OF FAITH.

However, Faith tries your PATIENCE and that’s what most of us need to work on. Someone said “waiting on God is actually God giving you time to grow stronger in faith”. So true! I’ve noticed that while waiting on God, He will at intervals reassure you that He will come through for you. It’s then up to you to believe Him or not. This is a big battle because the enemy would do everything to paint a picture that causes you to worry, fear and doubt.

The life of Abraham, our father of faith is one we can learn from. How did he develop faith in God to the extent that he did not question God when God tested him by asking him to sacrifice Isaac, the son he loved so much?

In his previous trial of faith, he and wifey made a mistake. They listened to the devil who said it’s never going to happen now that you are both very old but the second time around, with the Isaac test, he had stronger faith to say “back off satan. I’m not listening to any more of your lies”.

Beloved, Abraham reasoned that if Isaac died, GOD WAS ABLE to bring him back to life again… (Hebrews 11:19 NLT)

Abraham’s reasoning shows he had grown stronger in faith. You too need to start reasoning like Abraham. GOD IS INDEED ABLE TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE and Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see (Hebrews 11:1 NLT) so today, I pray that you hold up this confidence to quench every FIERY DARTS OF fear, doubt, worry and temptations…

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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11. May 2017 · Comments Off on MASTER PEACE AS A WEAPON AGAINST THE ENEMY · Categories: Fruit of the Spirit, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Peace, Relationship, Spiritual Growth

…Truth, righteousness, PEACE, faith, and salvation are more than words. LEARN HOW TO APPLY THEM. You’ll need them throughout your life… (Ephesians 6:13-18 MSG).

Beloved, PEACE is an armour of God you can use to fight against the enemy. Your life needs to be governed by PEACE and I always like to use Peter as an example of how to use PEACE as a weapon.

Peter must have learnt from Jesus how to maintain peace in the midst of the storm (Mark 4:38-39)
because locked up in prison… the night before Peter was to be placed on trial, he was ASLEEP, fastened with two chains between two soldiers. Others stood guard at the prison gate. Suddenly, there was a bright light in the cell, and an angel of the Lord stood before Peter. The angel struck him on the side to awaken him and said, “Quick! Get up!” AND THE CHAINS FELL OFF HIS WRISTS (ACTS 12:6-7 NLT).

What? About to face death sentence and you are ASLEEP? Yes ASLEEP… AND THE CHAINS FELL OFF HIS WRISTS. This is the power of PEACE that confuses the devil who isn’t really after your house, marriage or child. He is just using it to access your peace of mind but if you can remain calm during the storm he will not know what to do with you.

Towards the end of Jesus’ time on earth, He told His disciples… PEACE I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.] (John 14:27 AMPC)

So, how do you remain calm during a storm? The Bible says… You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are FIXED ON YOU! (Isaiah 26:3 NLT). This means DON’T WORRY about anything; instead, PRAY about everything. Tell God what you need, and THANK HIM for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT).

Beloved, we are also told that… If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone (Romans 12:18 NIV). This means do your own part to maintain peace at all times. You can’t control other people but you can control how you respond to them. When you know someone wants to start a fight with you, it takes great strength (not weakness) to walk away. Think before you respond to people. Don’t let the enemy win.

Jesus said… I have told you all this so that you may have PEACE IN ME. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world (John 16:33 NLT).

Beloved, why not learn how to FIX YOUR THOUGHTS on Jesus and those things that would bring PEACE in your life and then watch how your life is transformed.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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10. May 2017 · Comments Off on PUT ON RIGHTEOUSNESS · Categories: Anger, God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Righteousness

…Truth, RIGHTEOUSNESS, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. LEARN HOW TO APPLY THEM. You’ll need them throughout your life… (Ephesians 6:13-18 MSG).

Beloved, our feature text says we should learn to put on a breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS (NKJV) and when you think of it, the breastplate protects the Roman soldier’s vital organs, especially the heart. In the same way, you are to put on RIGHTEOUSNESS to fortify your heart against satan’s attacks. We know that our own righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6) so it is the righteousness of Christ imputed to us that we are to put on. However, do you know you can put on a breastplate but still be exposed?

The Bible records how King Ahab was killed. Someone… shot an arrow at random and it struck the king of Israel BETWEEN THE PLATES of his armor… (1 Kings 22:34 NET)

They got him BETWEEN THE PLATES of his armor… In the same way, any Christian who thinks they have put on the breastplate of righteousness but still lives an ungodly life is not fully guarded and can be struck BETWEEN THE PLATES of their armor.

Sin provides an opening which becomes the point of the enemy’s attack. It gives the devil a foothold. Cain can tell you how this works. He would tell you what the Bible says about anger is true. The Lord said to Cain, “WHY ARE YOU ANGRY? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” (Genesis 4:6-7 NIV). Cain did not listen to God’s warning so anger turned into envy, then murder which led to him being banished from the presence of God and then he suddenly realises that he is now exposed to the attack of the enemy. He said… whoever finds me will kill me.” (Genesis 4:14 NIV).

Beloved, we are covered under the Lord’s presence but if a child says to her daddy, “people keep attacking me every time I go to that place you told me not to go, what do you think the daddy would say? He would say, haven’t I told you to stop going there? Stay under the covering of this house and you would be properly protected.

Beloved, living a godly life is necessary to defend you from the arrows of the enemy and it involves SELF-CONTROL because… a person without SELF-CONTROL is like a city with broken-down walls (Proverbs 25:28 NIV). SELF-CONTROL is a battle because your flesh and spirit are constantly fighting each other (Galatians 5:17). Your flesh says ‘DO’ but your spirit says ‘DON’T’ and the more ‘DON’T’s you listen to would help build up your spirit man so it overpowers your flesh.

Beloved, people spend hours in the gym building up physical muscles and they then want to expose their body so people can see how good they look but you can’t afford to be exposed to the enemy. Learn how to put on your breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS at all times.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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09. May 2017 · Comments Off on LEARN HOW TO APPLY THE TRUTH‏ · Categories: God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Revelation, Thoughts, Truth
…TRUTH, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. LEARN HOW TO APPLY THEM. You’ll need them throughout your life… (Ephesians 6:13-18 MSG).
 
Beloved, we are privileged to have the full armour of God as a complete weapon against satan but we must learn how to develop and apply them so we can stand firm when he attacks. The first one is TRUTH… putting on the belt of truth buckled around your waist. A Roman soldier’s belt secured his armour in their proper place and supported his sword. In the same way, the truth should secure all your armour in place.
 
With spiritual warfare, the mind is the main battlefield. The battle of the mind takes place when the enemy attacks your thoughts about the truth of God, yourself and your relationship with Him. Many people have been fed with so many lies by satan and over the years, this has formed mental strongholds. But Jesus said… You will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free (John 8: 32).
 
You develop spiritual muscles in this area by daily absorbing Scriptural truth. What is the truth about God and my situation? I like how Neil Anderson of freedom in Christ put it. He said… “If what we think does not reflect the truth, then what we feel does not reflect reality”.
 
Beloved, I’m thinking of Jacob. At one time… Jacob exclaimed, “You are robbing me of my children! Joseph is gone! Simeon is gone! And now you want to take Benjamin, too. Everything is going against me!” (Genesis 42:36 NLT). However, we know that wasn’t the reality. For one, Joseph was not dead but the sad thing was that Jacob had already decided years ago… “I will go to my grave mourning for my son,”…(Genesis 37:35 NLT) and that’s how he lived his life until he found out the truth.
 
Unfortunately, many of us have been fed many lies about our lives and for such a mind that has been brainwashed with lies for so many years, developing spiritual muscles would involve renewing your mind with God’s truth. Many even believe God doesn’t love them but you have to get reject that lie and by continually telling yourself that God loves me… That’s why He sent His Son to die for me. This may take some time but Christians who fill their mind with God’s truth win spiritual battles against the mind. They… take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).
 
Beloved, you also need to rely heavily on the help of the Holy Spirit to replace every lie with the truth. Jesus said… But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth)… (John 16:13 AMP) Today, I pray that you allow Him teach you truth that would break any stronghold formed in your mind and as you do so, may you win every battle thrown your way.
 
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08. May 2017 · Comments Off on THE NEED TO DEVELOP SPIRITUAL MUSCLES · Categories: God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Mind, Prayer, Salvation, Trusting God, Truth

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4 NIV).

Beloved, parents train their children not to run from every battle. “Daddy, I don’t want to go to school today. Someone’s bullying me. They keep calling me names” but daddy says “Child, don’t run away from your battles. Don’t ever let anyone intimidate you. Whenever they call you ugly, stand up to them and say, I’m not ugly. My daddy says I am beautiful”. The child may continue to run until the day she decides to take her father’s advice and stand up to them. Then she realises that they were all mouth and no action. They backed off immediately she stood up to them. She gains some confidence and little by little, she becomes stronger and starts to win bigger battles.

In the same way, God wants you to develop spiritual muscles to be prepared for battle because in this life you would constantly face battles from the enemy. This is why… when Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even though that was the shortest route to the Promised Land. God said, “If the people are faced with a battle, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” So God led them in a roundabout way through the wilderness … THUS THE ISRAELITES LEFT EGYPT LIKE AN ARMY READY FOR BATTLE (Exodus 13:17-18 NLT).

We also see this as they possessed their Promised Land. We are told the Lord didn’t drive out all their enemies. He left some… TO TEACH WARFARE to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience) (Judges 3:1-2 NIV).

Beloved, today, we fight spiritual battles and our feature text lets us know we are to fight spiritual battles with spiritual weapons. For example, if your battle is that of the mind, you don’t have to agree with those negative thoughts bombarding your mind. Fight it with the truth of what Daddy says.

The Israelites left Egypt like AN ARMY READY FOR BATTLE… You too need to… BE PREPARED. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, FAITH, AND SALVATION ARE MORE THAN WORDS. LEARN HOW TO APPLY THEM. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out (Ephesians 6:13-18 MSG).

Beloved, God supplies all the armour you need to defeat the attacks of the enemy but you must put them on… LEARN HOW TO APPLY THEM… The Lord is saying… go on child, you can do it… kick the devil with my PEACE. Pierce him with My WORD… Headbutt him with your SALVATION… LEARN HOW TO APPLY THEM…

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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07. May 2017 · Comments Off on WHAT THE HOLY SPIRIT KNOWS THAT YOU DON’T‏ · Categories: Decision making, God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Spiritual Growth

…“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.” But it was to us that God revealed these things by His Spirit. For His Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets. No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit. And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us (1 Corinthians 29-12 NLT).

For His Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets…

Beloved, the general frustration that most of us experience in life is not knowing what the future holds but what if you were told that there was Someone who knew everything about your future? Would you not take advantage of that Someone? Would you not be on the phone for hours talking with that Someone? Isn’t it time we decide to no longer remain ignorant?

Our feature text lets us know that God has deep hidden secrets that can only be revealed to us through His Spirit. He is the curious one that searches the mind of God and seeks out the information we are so desperate for. Many a times, I come up with some crazy ideas and I’m thinking okay, this is just me dreaming but then, when it is later confirmed in whichever way the Lord chooses, I’m thinking really? So that was God? Yes, it was. However, as it often happens, every time your spirit reveals something to you, your mind talks you out of it and then you start to rebuke the devil but if it refuses to be rebuked, it may not the devil.

‎Beloved, you cannot move into your future out of your head. This wisdom is revealed only to the spirit and like someone said, “maybe your life is meant to be much bigger than your head can contain”. Hmmm… so true! I only started receiving great revelations about my life when I started to partner with the Holy Spirit in prayer and this is mostly done by praying in tongues because that’s when you are having mature conversations with God… For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God… (1 Corinthians 14:2 NIV) and …the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will (Romans 8:26-27 NIV)‎.

‎Beloved, WHAT DOES THE SPIRIT KNOW ABOUT YOUR FUTURE THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW? Isn’t it time to find out?

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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