Sunday, November 8, 2015

Thank yoy Lord!

Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:13

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34

There is always a reason to give thanks to the Lord. It is so easy to see what we don't have and yet we are blinded when it comes to noticing our blessings. During the times when I lived in my father's shed, I once woke up in the middle of the night crying and feeling sorry for myself. It was during a week that was particularly tough, but the day before I received two letters, one was another rejection for a job I was by all accounts qualify for and the other was a notice that my car was going to be taken away. There I was an adult sleeping in my father' shed, I was job less and soon to be car less.

Why me? Why was I the only one suffering? Why can't my life be the way I envisioned it and the way I prepared it to be? I have asked the same questions all nights until I fell asleep. God is so good! He woke me up and show me how blessed I was even in the midst of my job situation. I had a father who cares enough and invited me to his house. I was healthy, educated and I was fed daily, but beyond that, I thought I knew my father but it wasn't until my time in the shed that I really got to know him. In as much as I loved my mother and remembered everything about her, I have always wondered if I really knew her. What a privilege and a blessing to really know my father for the man that he is!

We often get caught up in what we want and we miss out on what we already have. What I have learned during my time of great needs is that God is good no matter what happens in my life. God is and will always remain a good father. He loves me so much that He sent His son Jesus Christ to die just for my salvation and now I have eternal life. lack may come. Famine may come. Sickness, disease, pain, humiliation and rejection may come but nothing can separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus and that is all that matters. "Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is." 1 John 3:2

Friend, when you receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior you become son/daughter of God. Your salvation is secured. It does not matter what happens from now on. You belong to God and that should be enough to give you joy and a thankful heart.

Thank you Father God for who you are. Thank you for opening my heart to your goodness. Thank you for loving me enough to send your son to die for my salvation. I will forever be grateful. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Praise the Lord!

More than Conqueror!

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors (we will do even more than win!) through him who loved us. Romans 8:37

What does it mean to be a conqueror? It simply means that we can face anything the world has to throw at us (war can come, famine, depression, recession, illness, lack, rejection ect.). Friend listen, you just lost your job? You are more than a conqueror. The doctor just made his grim diagnosis? You are more than a conqueror. You have been rejected by love ones? You are more than a conqueror. Hard times ahead? You're a conqueror. No matter what you see, hear, feel and whatever the enemy has thrown at you, you are a conqueror through Jesus Christ, the Lord. Victory is yours. When Christ said "It is finished" it was finished. There is nothing left to be done. The devil's work in the Garden of Eden was undone. You are now righteous and forgiven through Jesus Christ finished work at Calvary. Amen.

Listen, because of the cross, God will always be on your side. He wants you to succeed. God does not want you to be sick. It is definitely not God's will for you to be poor. His word says: "Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers." John 1:2 and "But thanks be to God! He always leads us triumphantly by the Messiah and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of knowing him." 2 Corinthians 2:14

Oh listen, if you are a believer, God is for you. No matter who you are. Regardless of what you have done or where you come from, God is for you. He is not against you. listen, you can be in the poorest country of the world right now, but God is for you. You maybe the most insignificant person in your family but God is for you. He loves you dearly. He wants you well in spite of where you may be in your walk with him. You maybe a new Christian, it does not make a difference. If you have accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior, you must know that God: Yahweh, Jehovah Rapha, Nissi, Elohim, Emmanuel, Adonai, the Lion of Judah, Emmanuel, Jesus the Christ, is for you. God is on your side. You are not alone on the battlefield of life. Allelujah! Listen, nothing can turn God against you. No mountains, no valley, no pain, no disease and listen up, no sin can keep you from the love of God. It is finished! Thank you Lord Jesus. I receive it. I accept it.

Listen, God has your back. He is walking with you through the foreclosure proceedings. God is with you as you are getting fired. He is with you at the doctor's office. He is going to be with you if you must go to the hospital, God is with you always. He is talking to you right now. Listen, if God is with you, who can dare be against you? Are you getting excited? You are more than a conqueror. Do you understand? He who is in you (came to live inside of you when you were saved) is greater than/has more power than ANY illness (yep! even Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer, Cancer of any kind, AIDS, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Migraine Headache, Endometriosis, digestive ailments, loneliness, depression ect.). IT DOES NOT MATTER IF IT RUNS IN YOUR FAMILY. IT STOPS NOW. He who is in you is bigger than that financial and social situation. He will cause you to triumph. You are more than conqueror. You have victory in Jesus. Praise Him!

Friend, when you get a revelation of the truth about who God say you are in Christ you will walk just like Jesus walked on this earth. He walked fearless and He exercised His authority humbly without arrogance or pride. You would have a different attitude about life and your destiny. Circumstances would not define you. You are the righteousness of God through the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus has authority that was given to Him by God the Father. Matthew 28:18 says "Jesus came and told his disciples, "I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth." Through Him you also have dominion over sickness, disease, pain and lack. You have authority over your circumstances. You have victory over the job situation. You have victory over oppression. You have authority over hunger.

Listen, you have authority over your body. Start practicing your authority over little situations and move gradually. It does not matter if you are dealing with a big issue. He who is in you is BIGGER.....GREATER....He has more POWER! You can tell your body that it is going to be healed. You can tell your body that it is not going to yield to that doctor's diagnosis. It is not every time you feel something that you must look for that aspirin. Order your body to be well. Speak to you flesh to yield to holiness when tempted. Speak life over your children. Speak healing over your loved ones. Speak submission over that out of control child. You really have that much power through the blood sacrifice at Calvary. Jesus conquered death and now you too can have victory. You are more than a conqueror. Thank God for authority! Jesus walked this earth and always spoke with authority (not insolence and impertinence).

The truth is that you were destined to win. He still loves you. You are not a conqueror through your own merit. You are more than a conqueror through Christ. A conqueror is a ruler. You can now rule over anything. Nothing should intimidate you. The truth is you don't even have to fight for anything. Nothing is hopeless. Jesus fought and won just for you. All that is left to do now is for you to embrace it. Remember that you are never alone. My prayer is that you will let the truth of Jesus Christ take roots in your heart and that you decide right now that you will never feel defeated another day of your life because the common enemy, Satan, has been defeated more than 2000 years ago. Through the blood of the Savior and Lord Jesus Christ you shall be more than conquerors. Amen.

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4

Praise the Lord!