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.

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

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.
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