Your present condition does not dictate your future, your faith in God does.
The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.

Confession


And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)

The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.

December 28, 2013

The power of fear

2 Timothy 1:7 says, For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind..

1 John 4:18 says, There is no fear in love , but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Fear is the only power Satan has over man, it is a spirit, and it is tormenting. As long as you are afraid of the devil you cannot break his power over your life. Fear does not come from God and if God is not the source of it then the only other place it can come from is Satan. Fear is the devil's counterfeit for faith. If you are not walking in faith you are walking in fear. Fear neutralizes your effectiveness for God, and stops you from doing what God has called you to do. When you allow fear to rule you, you make fear more powerful than God. God is greater than all your fears. Fear brings unbelief which prevents the promises of God from being received in your life. Satan's objective is not merely to oppress you and keep you in bondage to fear, but to lull you into a state of unbelief through that fear which leads to rebellion against God's word so you walk in disobedience to what God has spoken to you.

Satan had instilled fear into the minds of the children of Israel after they learnt about the giants in the land but what really hindered them was their unbelief. Hebrews 3:19 says that they could not enter in because of their unbelief. Fear is based on Satan planting seeds of doubt in your minds and imaginations because the mind is the battle ground where the warring takes place, but 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 says, For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

Hebrews 11:1 says that faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen, therefore faith is the manifestation of the mental pictures you build up in your mind. Your imagination is the first thing you are to bring under control if you are going to conquer fear. The reason is that fear first comes as a thought from the enemy, if you do not rebuke it you will be ruled by it. Most people who cheat on their spouses pictured it first, because it first came as a thought. You need to wake up and realize that your little fears are more dangerous than you think, because all the enemy want is a little doubt and when he gets in he begins to work on it and it will eventually lead to unbelief.

The Lord has been speaking to you about something He wants to do in your life but because of the little fears as you call it you are holding back but the truth is the devil has brought you into fear so that God cannot accomplish what He wants in your life. Your little fears are hindering you from purpose and destiny being fulfilled in your life. Do not let fear turn you back from fulfilling purpose and destiny as a believer you are to rise up and overcome your fears because all those who do not overcome will be cast in the lake of fire. Revelation 21:8 says, But the fearful, and unbelieving and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.

So bind fear and cast it out of your life today because it is a spirit. After you have done that, get your love walk in order because their is no fear in love, perfect love casteth out fear. Shut the door to fear and keep it shut.


This is a word of encouragement to help you in your daily spiritual walk. If you are blessed by this word, why not leave a comment telling us how it blessed you. You may also share the blessing and forward it to a friend, relative or associate who you know will be blessed by these words.
If you do not know the Lord and would like to you can do so right now by reading below .
"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Roman 10:9
Salvation is a gift from God that is made readily available to those who repent, believe and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior and that He died on the cross and rose from the dead to save mankind (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10). This gift cannot be earned through good deeds or by simply being a "good person" (Ephesians 2:8;1 Timothy 1:9). It is a matter of faith. The gospel also offers you a promise, to save you from the penalty of sin; we must believe it.

What must you do complete your salvation?

1. You must admit that you are a sinner.
2. You must repent of you sins.
3. You must confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

You can pray right now...

Lord, I admit that I have sinned and made myself unclean before you, the Holy Spirit. I understand that I deserve death as the penalty for my sins, and I believe that Jesus Christ paid this price for my sins, and I believe that Jesus Christ paid this price with His Blood. I want to turn away from my life -style of selfishness and sin; I repent. I confess Jesus Christ as my Savior and I put Him in control of my life as my Lord. I pray in Jesus' name, Amen.

December 22, 2013

Overcoming supernatural strongholds

The spiritual battles you face are not a figment of your imagination, they are real. You are wrestling against unseen spiritual forces of darkness. The evil forces of fallen angels headed by Satan. They are organized demonic forces and they are everywhere. Where do you think the man that had the legion of demons in the country of t Gadara got his superhuman strength? Supernatural power is needed to defeat supernatural strongholds and God has provided that power.
Ephesians 6:12 says, For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world and against evil spirits in heavenly places.(NLT)


The agenda of the enemy is destruction, to stop you from growing up in the Lord, to stop you from doing God's will, to destroy your confidence in God and steal your joy, to get you to turn your back on God, to divide families, the Body of Christ or any other area, the idea is to stop you period, it doesn't matter the enemy wants to destroy. That's his mission to steal, kill and destroy.
If you think about the battles you are facing right now, they are many, the different areas that the enemy is attacking, whether your health, finances, family or you job. You have prayed and done everything that is possible but their is no breakthrough. You have to remember that you are not fighting a physical battle but a spiritual one and the enemy has put up a barrier to stop you from getting the answers to your prayers. But Luke 10:19, says, He has given you power to thread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the powers of the enemy and nothing shall by any means harm you.


The reason why many Christians are not seeing breakthrough in overcoming these supernatural strongholds is because they are still relying on their strength, they are using carnal weapons instead of the weapons of prayer and fasting they have been given. Jesus said, This kind cometh out only by prayer and fasting. Its the only weapon you can use to penetrate and go beyond the surface into the spiritual realm. The key to overcoming supernatural strongholds is prayer and fasting, the weapon of power


Through prayer and fasting, the faith that moves mountains is released and nothing shall be impossible for you. Jesus lived in a realm where nothing was impossible, and that came from the times that he withdrew himself to pray. Through prayer the power of God was released in his life and he was able to speak to circumstances in people's lives and see them healed, delivered and set free. This prayer I am talking about is not your regular ten minute prayer, its a prayer where you are agonizing and travailing before God, where you are engaging the enemy one on one and not letting go until the enemy is defeated.


Out among the people Jesus did not pray for the sick or ask the Father to heal anyone, he spoke the word with power and authority and it was done. How was that possible, because he did his homework, he was prayed up, he spent time with the Father before he went out to minister to the people. So if you are going to overcome the supernatural strongholds, you have to take your pattern from Jesus and spend time with God and see the victory even before you go out there, then and only then you will see victory.

December 11, 2013

Offense

"But if we [really] are living and walking in the Light as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another."
(1 John 1:7)


One area of our lives we need to particularly guard is the area of our relationships. We simply have to heed the Word of God where they're concerned. Let's not fuss with one another and criticize one another so much that we hinder the forces that God has given us to make us successful in this world.

Whenever you find yourself stumbling into failure or sin, check your love life. Sit down with the Lord and ask Him to show you if you're in strife with anyone or if you've taken offense. If you have, the devil can come in and trip you up.


Remember, taking offense never comes from God. He says we're to be rooted and grounded in love. So reject those feelings of offense. Give yourself to that person in love and in prayer. You'll be able to walk right on through that situation without ever stumbling at all.

Mark 4:17 tells us the devil uses those kinds of offenses to steal the Word from our hearts. He causes us to get crosswise with each other. Then he's able to pull the plug right out of us and drain the Word like water from a bucket.

Don't ever let that happen to you. If you hear another believer saying something that rubs you the wrong way and you catch yourself getting offended say, "Oh no you don't. You're not stealing the Word out of me, you lying devil." Then get right down on your knees and repent before God.

Search the Word and listen to the Spirit within you and find out what you should do. If you still feel what that person said to you was wrong, pray for him.

Strife also causes trouble in the spirit realm. It opens the door to the devil. It keeps our prayers from being answered. It even keeps our angels from moving on our behalf!

Peter wrote to husbands in 1 Peter 3:7 to live considerately with their wives. He said, "...bestowing honor on the woman as the weaker sex, since you are joint-heirs of the grace of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered." Husbands and wives. Parents and children. Co-workers. Fellow church members. All of us need to wake up to the danger of strife and start walking in love.

Shed the light of God's Word on your relationships. Dig into and get a revelation of the fact that we are all part of each other. Recognize that, as Ephesians tells us, we are one Body and one Spirit, and be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of that Spirit (Ephesians 4:3-4).

Let the power of God flow in all of your relationships. Learn to walk in the light


This is a word of encouragement to help you in your daily spiritual walk. If you are blessed by this word, why not leave a comment telling us how it blessed you. You may also share the blessing and forward it to a friend, relative or associate who you know will be blessed by these words.
If you do not know the Lord and would like to you can do so right now by reading below .
"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Roman 10:9
Salvation is a gift from God that is made readily available to those who repent, believe and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior and that He died on the cross and rose from the dead to save mankind (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10). This gift cannot be earned through good deeds or by simply being a "good person" (Ephesians 2:8;1 Timothy 1:9). It is a matter of faith. The gospel also offers you a promise, to save you from the penalty of sin; we must believe it.

What must you do complete your salvation?

1. You must admit that you are a sinner.
> 2. You must repent of you sins.
3. You must confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

You can pray right now...

Lord, I admit that I have sinned and made myself unclean before you, the Holy Spirit. I understand that I deserve death as the penalty for my sins, and I believe that Jesus Christ paid this price for my sins, and I believe that Jesus Christ paid this price with His Blood. I want to turn away from my life -style of selfishness and sin; I repent. I confess Jesus Christ as my Savior and I put Him in control of my life as my Lord. I pray in Jesus' name, Amen.

December 5, 2013

Defeating the Goliath in your life

Have you met Goliath? I am quite sure you have, Goliath is that giant of an obstacle that seems to defy your prayer, that seems impossible to defeat. That one problem that you seem unable to get victory over, it makes you have thoughts of giving up.

I want to encourage you to confront your Goliath, its time to deal with this enemy that has been robbing you of your life, your happiness, your sleep. I am not sending you to confront anyone for the word says that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of darkness of this age, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

So how can we defeat the Goliath in our lives? In the story of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17 we can lean how to


We need to identify the Goliath, very often we have difficulty identifying the real issue, when things seems not to be working we tend to blame somebody or we take out our frustration on something or someone, even the dog gets kicked . When we identify the real issue we can deal with the problem not the smoke screen. Aim at the correct target, when people come against you need to recognize its not them but the enemy working through them. don't waste your time dealing with them , deal with the spirits that are operating through them.


We need to trust God, when David went to fight Goliath, he did not trust in the armor of Saul or the strength of the Israelite army, he trusted in God. David believed that God would defeat Goliath, God was his strength and the battle was the Lord's. As we come into a place of confrontation with Goliath, our first defense is our relationship with God. Based on our relationship with God we will not listen to what others have to say but what He says. God can deliver us, when we look back to where has brought us from and our past victories, we have a reference point, if God has done it before he can do it again. The enemy has all kinds of disguises and masks that he wears but he is still the same enemy trying a different tactic



We need not to fear, it doesn't matter how huge your Goliath might look, do not be afraid. From a human standpoint Goliath had a definite advantage over David but what Goliath did not realize was that in fighting David he had to fight God. The soldiers saw a huge giant, but David saw a mere man trying to defeat almighty God, David saw the situation from God's point of view. You need to begin to see your Goliath from God's point of view. When you begin to see things from God's perspective, things will be different.
This is a word of encouragement to help you in your daily spiritual walk. If you are blessed by this word, why not leave a comment telling us how it blessed you. You may also share the blessing and forward it to a friend, relative or associate who you know will be blessed by these words.
If you do not know the Lord and would like to you can do so right now by reading below .
"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Roman 10:9
Salvation is a gift from God that is made readily available to those who repent, believe and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior and that He died on the cross and rose from the dead to save mankind (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10). This gift cannot be earned through good deeds or by simply being a "good person" (Ephesians 2:8;1 Timothy 1:9). It is a matter of faith. The gospel also offers you a promise, to save you from the penalty of sin; we must believe it.

What must you do complete your salvation?

1. You must admit that you are a sinner.
2. You must repent of you sins.
3. You must confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

You can pray right now...

Lord, I admit that I have sinned and made myself unclean before you, the Holy Spirit. I understand that I deserve death as the penalty for my sins, and I believe that Jesus Christ paid this price for my sins, and I believe that Jesus Christ paid this price with His Blood. I want to turn away from my life -style of selfishness and sin; I repent. I confess Jesus Christ as my Savior and I put Him in control of my life as my Lord. I pray in Jesus' name, Amen.

December 2, 2013

Hindrances to your Faith

Your faith does not seem to be working, therefore it means that there are hindrances somewhere. You need to find out what it is so that you can walk in faith. Even though you have been believing God, you don't seem to be getting the answers you have been looking for, you've had to struggle. Its time to begin to look to see if there are any hindrances in your way. See if there are any hindrances operating in our life.

So then what is faith? It is the ability to receive in this natural realm, what you are desiring from the Lord, that which you have already received from Him in the spirit realm. Faith draws out what you can't see and brings hope into reality. It assures success and is a defensive weapon against the enemy.





Bitterness

One area of our life that we need to particularly guard is the area of our relationships. Bitterness displays itself like thorns that grow in the heart and corrupt all life. When a root of bitterness springs up, it causes trouble, hurting many. It blinds you to the opportunities around you so that you cannot reach out in faith. Bitterness also opens the door to the enemy and keeps your prayers from being answered.

In Ruth 1:20-21, we see Naomi having experienced severe hardships, changed her name to Mara to express the bitterness and pain she felt. She had let married and secure but was now returning home a widow and poor.

In the story of the lost son in Luke 15, the young man who had taken his inheritance and ran off, returned home broken and humbled. He was greeted by a father who had dealt with the bitterness and was now overjoyed and forgiving. The elder brother on the other hand was still bitter and unforgiving.
The difference between bitterness and joy is in our capacity to forgive.


Fear

Fear destroys your faith swiftly because it opens the door to the Satan to come in and attack you. So before you know it you have a battle on your hands, trying to get rid of the fear. never mind getting back to believing the Lord for the answer. The idea is to get you to loose your focus. Fear instantly robs you of your faith and trust in the Lord. Without that you cannot receive the answers to your prayers.

Fear sometimes comes in without you even being aware of it. When fear grips you because of some bad news you receive, once you entertain it, you open the door to Satan which allows him to steal your faith.
He will lie to you and tell you this thing is going to happen, so you need to take your stand when he tries to paralyze you with fear. You then confess what the word says about your situation, no matter what the situation looks like in the natural.

Peter came out the boat and began to walk on water, when he took his eyes off Jesus he began to sink. Waves are contrary, they come in different forms to discourage you, to drive fear into you. When you take your eyes off of Jesus, you take your eyes off of faith.


Guilt

Guilt is another hindrance that cause your faith to be shipwrecked. Guilt cause you to feel like a failure and it makes you feel that the Lord will not give you what you asked for.
It causes you to loose your self-confidence. In John 3 21-22, it says "Beloved if our heart does not condemn us, then we have confidence towards God and whatever we ask for,we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do those things which are pleasing in His sight"
If you feel guilty, all you need to do is repent and ask God for forgiveness.



Shaky Faith

In James 1:6, it says " But let him ask in faith, not doubting. For he that doubts is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
If you are double minded the decisions you make are split. You try to live by faith and protect your fear at the same time. You make faith statements and then when doubt steps in you think perhaps I shouldn't say that I should wait until I see it

If you are constantly doubting, it becomes a stumbling block, therefore you cannot expect to receive what you are asking for. If you doubt you are unstable in your ways. The enemy will bring some negative thought hoping that you will listen to him in order to bring doubt in the situation.

You need to remind Satan what the word says about your situation, reject his lies and let him know that you have the victory. God has promised that He will always cause you to triumph in Christ. You are guaranteed victory over any adversity you face.

So get rid of the hindrances, and let you faith work for you today, and become a winner.

This is a word of encouragement to help you in your daily spiritual walk. If you are blessed by this word, why not leave a comment telling us how it blessed you. You may also share the blessing and forward it to a friend, relative or associate who you know will be blessed by these words.
If you do not know the Lord and would like to you can do so right now by reading below .
"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Roman 10:9
Salvation is a gift from God that is made readily available to those who repent, believe and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior and that He died on the cross and rose from the dead to save mankind (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10). This gift cannot be earned through good deeds or by simply being a "good person" (Ephesians 2:8;1 Timothy 1:9). It is a matter of faith. The gospel also offers you a promise, to save you from the penalty of sin; we must believe it.

What must you do complete your salvation?
1. You must admit that you are a sinner.
2. You must repent of you sins.
3. You must confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

You can pray right now...

Lord, I admit that I have sinned and made myself unclean before you, the Holy Spirit. I understand that I deserve death as the penalty for my sins, and I believe that Jesus Christ paid this price for my sins, and I believe that Jesus Christ paid this price with His Blood. I want to turn away from my life -style of selfishness and sin; I repent. I confess Jesus Christ as my Savior and I put Him in control of my life as my Lord. I pray in Jesus' name, Amen.

November 28, 2013

Facing a storm as a christian

Not because you are a Christian you will not face storms in life,the storms of life will come regardless of who you are, we will all face disturbing circumstances, but how we handle them will determine what happens to us as we go through them.

Matthew 8:26 says, And Jesus answered, "Why are you so afraid? You have so little faith! Then he stood up and rebuked the the wind and waves, and suddenly all was calm.
The disciples were afraid, theirs was a physical storm, but storms come in many forms. If Jesus is in your boat you have nothing to be afraid of. Fear not, despite your circumstances.

It was the enemy that distracted Peter from focusing on Jesus when he got out of the boat and began to walk on water.He took his eyes off Jesus and began to see the waves, he was afraid.He lost his focus and began to sink. Before you meet your destination there are going to be some midway crisis

You may be feeling all alone and have no way to turn, turn to Him, if you believe and obey him, he will see you through. He says to call upon him and he will hear and answer. He will save you, strengthen you, uphold, you deliver you, heal you, provide for you..

Matthew 7:24-25 says that anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the flood waters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won't collapse because it is built on bedrock.
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As we obey God it becomes the foundation so that we are able to weather the storms that arise in our lives. If you want God to take care of your troubles, then you must let Him be your priority. God honors those who honor Him. If you're facing problems, stop whining and screaming and begging Him to save you from them. Honor Him by going to His Word and doing what He says to do, let Him come in and take over. When you do that, all of heaven will get involved in your life and you will be set free, you will
have victory

Your loved one might be sick or your child is in trouble, your spouse has walked out on you, you are in a financial storm, every thing possible seems to be going wrong for you, troubles are on all sides, burden down. But whatever your storms you can withstand them. Don't be afraid my friend you have life and where there is life there is hope, whatever it is that you need Him to do for you, He can do it, he is the storm calmer
He will calm every fiery situation and storm in your life. Don't be overwhelmed, don't be discouraged. He will make a way where there seems to be no way. He will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, He will do it just for you, yes there is light at the end of the storm.

Many times the devil uses the storms to take us off course, to disrupt our lives because he knows that we have purpose and destiny, but our job is to continually abide in the Lord. If we abide in him we will bear much fruit, apart from him we can do nothing. By staying close to God we will walk in the path he has chosen

Storms are nothing new, knowing that may not make your storm any easier to handle but maybe knowing that God understands will help. He knows you are tired, He knows you are frustrated and He also know you are wondering day after day how you will keep going. If you will turn to God in the midst of your storm, He will meet you where you are and turn your pain into peace


But the same storm the enemy sends to distract you and destroy you is the storm God will use to develop patience so you can inherit the promises.So you need to come to the understanding that there is purpose for the storms in your life. Don't let the devil use it to destroy you, let God use the storm for your good.
If you do not know the Lord and would like to you can do so right now by reading below .
"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Roman 10:9
Salvation is a gift from God that is made readily available to those who repent, believe and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior and that He died on the cross and rose from the dead to save mankind (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10). This gift cannot be earned through good deeds or by simply being a "good person" (Ephesians 2:8;1 Timothy 1:9). It is a matter of faith. The gospel also offers you a promise, to save you from the penalty of sin; we must believe it.

What must you do to be saved?

1. You must admit that you are a sinner.
2. You must repent of you sins.
3. You must confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

You can pray right now...

Lord, I admit that I have sinned and made myself unclean before you, the Holy Spirit. I understand that I deserve death as the penalty for my sins, and I believe that Jesus Christ paid this price for my sins, and I believe that Jesus Christ paid this price with His Blood. I want to turn away from my life -style of selfishness and sin; I repent. I confess Jesus Christ as my Savior and I put Him in control of my life as my Lord. I pray in Jesus' name, Amen.

November 24, 2013

How to overcome the hindrances in your life

There are hindrances in your life and you don't know what to do,there are several keys to overcoming your hindrances, if you give heed to them you will be begin to see them removed and your life transformed.

You are above the hindrances

You have to know who you are, you are an overcomer and more than a conqueror. You are above and not below, the head and not the tail. God has given you authority as a believer. Greater is He who is in you than he that is in the world. He has given you power over all the powers of the enemy.

You have been seeing the hindrances like giants and yourself like the grasshopper. When you do that you are already defeated in your mind because you are displaying a grasshopper mentality. Because your thinking is small, all your circumstances look insurmountable.

Have a desire to overcome

You must have a desire to overcome, desire change and never resign yourself to whatever life throws at you.You don't have to accept things the way they are. You have been in a bad situation for so long that you believe that's the best you can have, but that's not true. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. The medical report says that you will have to remain in wheel chair for the rest of your life but the word says you are healed.

Make the effort for yourself

You need to begin to make the effort for yourself. A certain man had an impediment for thirty-eight years and when he was asked if he would like to be made whole, he said he had no one to put him in the water when it is troubled.

Don't be like this man, he gave up even before he tried, he saw all the hindrances in front of him, you have to make the effort for yourself. Its better to try than never to try at all. The violent take it by force, this violent faith always takes things.

Forget the past

Forget your past, don't look back, you can't look back and move forward it will hinder you. You have to forget those things which are behind and look forward to those things that are before you. The past will keep you in bondage, old things have passed away. You have to loose the past to hold the future.

You have to break the old patterns of destructive thinking. How are you going to do that? By taking note of where your thoughts are coming from and putting God first and beginning to think the way God thinks. For as a man thinketh in his hear, so is he.

Your thoughts direct the success in your life, whether in your career, relationships, health or your faith. Today you are a picture of what you spoke in your heart in the past, change what you speak today and you future will change.

Live in expectancy

You have to live in a place of expectancy. The man at the Beautiful Gate looked eagerly unto them expecting to receive something, he expected alms but he got more than he was asking for, he got his life back. He expected something and he received.

And throughout Jesus' earthly ministry, when anyone sought out Jesus to do something for them, it was because they were living in expectancy, always expecting the master to touch their situation. When the woman with the issue of blood touched the hem of Jesus'garment,she expected to receive her healing.

Refuse fear

Refuse to be dominated by fear. Job said, the thing which I greatly fear is come upon me.
Whatever you continually fear will come upon you, don't blame your circumstances on misfortune, bad luck, other people or fate. You ask yourself for it by giving place to fear. You are your own biggest enemy. Change all this right now. God has not given you a spirit of fear but power and love and a sound mind. It's time to over come the hindrances in your life, take control now.

November 20, 2013

What is the good news to the poor?

Luke 4:18-19 18 The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor , he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted , to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. 19 to preach the acceptable year of the lord KJV
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, 19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.

What is the good news that the poor need to hear? "God wants you to be poor and suffer. You shouldn't want!" That sounds like bad news to me. That is what is being preached as gospel. The good news to the poor is, "You don't need to be poor anymore." Jesus was not only referring to those who are poor in the temporal things of this world. A poor person is a person who lacks the basic necessities of life. Those necessities can be temporal, they can be psychological, mental, physical or spiritual. The good news to the poor, those that are lacking the good things that God intends us to have is, "You don't have to be poor anymore."

Jesus said, "The Spirit of the Lord has anointed Me ... to heal the brokenhearted." Who are the brokenhearted? These are the people who have lost their goals. These are the people who once had plenty of spirit and fire in them, and it all went wrong and was broken. Their goals and their dreams were broken and taken away. Their lives have become destroyed. They have nothing to live for anymore. These people need the gospel. They need the good news. The good news is, "Jesus has made the way for you to break free. Jesus has come to give you a new goal and a new reason for living." That sounds like good news to me.

Jesus said, "The Spirit of the Lord has anointed me ... to preach deliverance to the captives ... " This is those who are bound and those who are prisoners. They are in bondage. What are they in bondage to? They are in bondage to sin. They are in bondage to sickness. They are in bondage to bad habits, to drugs, alcohol and tobacco. They are in bondage to demons. They are in bondage to anything that controls them and prevents them from being free to do what they want to do and what God wants them to do. The good news is you do not have to be in bondage. The good news is Jesus came to set the captives free. The good news is you can be free now! That is good news.

Jesus came to preach the gospel to the blind. Who are the blind? They are not only the people that cannot physically see. They are those who have become blinded by false religion, by the psychology and teachings of this world. They are blinded by the archetypes and the psychological propaganda and programming that has been built into people by the World System to prevent them from seeing the truth of what they have in Christ and what is available in Christ. The good news is the truth has arrived. The good news is God wants to reveal Himself to you and He wants to show you the truth.

Jesus said, "I have come to the preach the gospel to the bruised." You know something about a bruise. It is a kind of an internal bleeding isn't it? It is one thing to have a cut, the blood comes out and it is open and you can heal the wound, but a bruise is a wound, a sore that is inside that is festering and is painful. It cannot be touched. People's lives have been bruised. They have been battered. They have been pushed down. They have had difficulties and problems and bad experiences in life and have entered into spiritual prisons. They are insecure, bound and suffering. They are hurting. The good news is you can be set free. The good news is you can break out of that. The good news is you do not have to go to a ...shrink' for years and hope that he might be able to solve the problem for you. The good news is Jesus can set you free now.

The reason the poor enter the Kingdom of God faster than the rich is because they are desperate. The rich man has to come to the end of himself. The poor are dependent, they are broken, and they need help. When the good news of the Kingdom of God comes to the poor, they are ready for good

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"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Roman 10:9
Salvation is a gift from God that is made readily available to those who repent, believe and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior and that He died on the cross and rose from the dead to save mankind (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10). This gift cannot be earned through good deeds or by simply being a "good person" (Ephesians 2:8;1 Timothy 1:9). It is a matter of faith. The gospel also offers you a promise, to save you from the penalty of sin; we must believe it.

What must you do complete your salvation?

1. You must admit that you are a sinner.

2. You must repent of you sins.

3. You must confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

You can pray right now...

Lord, I admit that I have sinned and made myself unclean before you, the Holy Spirit. I understand that I deserve death as the penalty for my sins, and I believe that Jesus Christ paid this price for my sins, and I believe that Jesus Christ paid this price with His Blood. I want to turn away from my life -style of selfishness and sin; I repent. I confess Jesus Christ as my Savior and I put Him in control of my life as my Lord. I pray in Jesus' name, Amen.

August 18, 2013

Stick to the vine

John 15:4-6
4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.
5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
6 Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned

The word lets us know the importance of being connected to the true source of life,of the true source of power. Our Lord uses the analogy of the vineyard, of the vine and the branches.

Just as a wild vine attaches it self to a tree and begins to receive its nourishment from it and grow the same way God expects us to cling to him to receive nutrients so that we can grow and begin to bear fruit.Jesus is the vine, God the Father is the vine grower, and the true believers are the branches.

As branches we are spiritually alive; yet we can only grow if we are connected to him,if we are connected to the true vine, apart from Him we begin to dry up and die spiritually. Having a form of worship, going through the motions,doing absolutely nothing with our lives.

As long as we are connected to Jesus the power of the Holy Spirit can run in us and keep us spiritually alive. So we need to stick to the vine.

PRAYER
Blockages- Perhaps there are some blockages in your life that hinders you from doing the things of God, its time to pray against them.

Obstruction: spirits that block spiritual growth, finances, relationships, prayer life, study of the Word, ministry, and so on. Barrier, obstacle, roadblock, wall. Spirits that impede, choke, close off, cut off, stop up, sever, deter, dam, bar, arrest, thwart. Spirits that block and obstruct revelation, answered prayer, prosperity, or church growth.
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July 19, 2013

How to deal with issues in life

In Luke 8:43 we read the story about a woman having an issue of blood for twelve years who spent all her living on the physicians but still she was not cured.

Like this woman you also have issues, you have problems in your life that seems to defy everything that you try. You are hurting, your heart is bleeding from the pain, actually you have faced much issues in life, you had to fight to survive, to break free from the bondage the enemy wanted to put you in, as a matter of fact there are still some issues you are struggling with.
You have reached a crisis point in your life, like this woman you have gotten desperate to see this issue resolved, you have been fighting to break out, to be healed, to be delivered, to be set free but nothing seems to change and right now you don't know what else to do.
Be determined
This woman heard about Jesus and she determined in her heart that she had to get to him, this woman pushed her way through the crowd to get to touch the hem of Jesus' garment. Here we see action, we all have faith but we need to put it into action for it to work for us, faith without works is dead. It was not the garment that healed her, it was her faith in daring to believe that she could be made whole.
Reach out in Faith
If you know Jesus and have a relationship with Him you are in a good place, or perhaps you are just familiar with him. Whatever it is, all you have to do is see Jesus, reach out to Him in faith.
The man at the gate beautiful had an issue, Jairus had an issue, the children of Israel also had many issues but the truth of the matter is that it is only God who can permanently resolve your issues. You don't want a temporary fix for a permanent problem.
Walk in obedience to the word
As you walk in obedience to His word and believe in Him your issues can be resolved. When the children of Israel obeyed God things went well for them, when they walked in disobedience many issues arose in their lives. It was only as they turned back to God were these issues taken care of.
Don't let the issues of life stop you from living a full life and getting things done, see Jesus, call on Him, He is a present help in times of trouble.

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