God knows all the Secret Things

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God is full of wisdom, He knows everything and everyone at every possible time. God is all in all.

The secret things belong unto the Lord our God…
(Deuteronomy 29:29, AMPC)

Therefore, don't think anything is hidden from God. He knows all things. Consequently, if you need knowledge about anything in life, just knock on God's door, and He will answer you. He owns all the wisdom in this world. There's nothing too hard for Him to crack.

Beloved, God knows the secrets and the hidden things. Walk with Him and He'll reveal all that you need to know.
The life of a Christian is that of love. We live by love every single day. This love is an expressive love, and not just words alone.

Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ
(Galatians 6:2 NLT)

Share your burdens with one another. You're part of the body of Christ. You're home; you're amongst your family. Treat each other as the family of God.

As such, care genuinely for one another. Share in your neighbors burden and help as much as you can. There is much fruit to gain when the church helps one another.
God's love for you is so strong beyond anything, any sin, trial or tribulation. His love is far greater and bigger than anything else.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Romans 8:35

In continuation of the letter to the Romans, Paul answers that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.

Therefore, take refuge and solace in God's love. That's the one sure thing we can always count on. ...

The Lord is your Refuge

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The Lord Most High is your refuge. He shields you from all the evil in this world. You're untouchable by the enemy.

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty...He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge...
Psalm 91:1, 4

Scriptures says that your life is hidden in Christ. Therefore, nothing can come to you without going through Christ first. And He's a solid refuge for you.

Beloved, rest in Christ and be assured that nothing evil shall befall you because He's your refuge. ...

Jesus is the Christ and He is your all

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Jesus asked Peter a very important question and his answer was epic.

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to Him, 'You are the Christ.'
Mark 8:29

Jesus went on to declare that flesh and blood hadn't revealed this Truth unto Peter. This Truth and revelation came from the Father above. It was God who declared that Jesus is His beloved Son in whom He is well pleased as the Holy Spirit descended on Him.

Beloved, see Jesus as your all. If you're sick, see Jesus as your Healer; if you're broke, see Jesus as your Provider... Whatever it is, Jesus is the Christ and He is the Anointed One to save you. ...

The Prince of Peace is with You

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Jesus is the Prince of Peace. He is always with you. He will never leave nor forsake you.

Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, 'Peace, be still!' And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
Mark 4:39

So, no matter the storm you're currently facing or passing through, the Prince of Peace Himself is right there with you. He will never leave you.

So, just rise up and rebuke the winds and the storms in His Name. Declare in the Name of Jesus that the storms should cease and it would cease. ...

Keep Away from Strife

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Beloved, when people confront you or try to stir up unnecessary arguments with you, just turn and walk away.

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife…
(Proverbs 20:3, KJV)

You don't have to respond to every confrontation. You don't have to be bitter at every opposing individual. Just stay focused on your path and purpose in life.

It takes a man of understanding never to be moved or distracted by strife, bitterness, anger and unnecessary confrontations. Be a man of honor. Know your way and focus on it.

Show Kindness to All

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Beloved, God has His nature of love deposited inside you. You are not meant to be a stone- and cold-hearted individual. His love flows in you.

Look out for the good of others
(1 Corinthians 10:24b NCV)

The Scriptures admonishes us to look out for others. Don't limit your life to you, yours and your family's alone. Help those around you.

Give expression to the love of God inside your heart. Let the love extend to others around you. Help your neighbors, your community, your country, the world.... Look out for the good of others. ...

God keeps you in days of trouble

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Beloved, you do not have to be afraid of anything in life. When the trouble times come, God has got your back. He will never leave you alone.

In the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.
(Psalm 27:5, NIV)

God's Name is like a strong tower, because you have access to His Name and call on His Name, you are consistently safe. No evil can befall you.

Even in the valley of death, God will shelter you and soon you'll be set upon a rock. You are always safe and will always be in good health. Therefore, be at rest and enjoy the magnificent Grace of God. ...

God is kind to the humble

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The humble has a special place with God. While, the proud, God dislikes.

God opposes everyone who is proud, but he is kind to everyone who is humble.’ Surrender to God!
(James 4:6b-7a CEV)

A proud heart, God would normally resist. In fact, a proud heart would naturally have no place for God because he would think he can do all on his own and that he achieved all on his own. All of which is against God's will and Grace.

Therefore, desist from pride. Be humble from within, and not just in words or looks. Let your eyes be focused on God's Grace as your all. ...

God will help you accomplish your Purpose

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When God gives you a vision, and you identify it, He will always provide the help and guidance you need to fulfill it.

And David said to his son Solomon, ‘Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God--my God--will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD'.
(1 Chronicles 28:20, NKJV)

David encouraged Solomon his son to be strong and courageous. David spoke from experience in his walk with God and he said that God will never leave nor forsake you. That's God's principle.

Therefore, walk boldly and work confidently in the vision and purpose God has laid ...

The WORD gives Life to your Flesh

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Jesus is the Word of God. He is life personified. The Word is life. The Christian stays with the Word of Life and it gives healing and life to him.

My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.
Proverbs 4:20–22

Study the Word consistently and gain life from the Word. No sickness or disease will find a place in you. Life will flow in your business, career, home, etc.

Stay with the Word of God. It is vital to the Christian walk. ...

Let the Holy Spirit help you in Prayer

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The life of a Christian should be a prayerful one. The Scriptures admonishes us to pray often. Pray without ceasing.

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Romans 8:26

If we are to pray without ceasing, the human mind would keep repeating prayers. However, once you switch to praying in the Spirit (specifically, in praying in Tongues), you get to pray specific prayers according to the Holy Spirit.

Learn to pray in the Spirit always. The Holy Spirit Himself prays for you. No other form of prayer can be greater. ...
The Scriptures specifically admonishes us to guard our hearts diligently. A lot of battles are fought and won/lost right from the heart. We must learn to guard it carefully.

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
Proverbs 4:23, NLT

Whatever enters your heart and finds root, will grow to bear fruits and proceed out of your life and become whom you are. Whatever proceeds out of a man's mouth, is a fruit of the numerous trees in his heart.

Therefore, guard your heart; guide your life. Your heart determine your character which eventually determines the course of your life. ...
As we walk with God, we learn more and increase. From time to time, we will be corrected. We must learn to be teachable so that we can grow.

If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding
(Proverbs 15:32 NLT)

Growth comes via the Word. We renew our minds via God's Word. Therefore, be teachable always.

Study the Scriptures with an open heart, ready to receive corrections, admonishment, and discipline. That's the way to grow in understanding. ...

Unconditional Sacrifice

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The world was in sin and utter darkness, yet, God so much loved us that He sent His Son for us.

God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners
(Romans 5:8 NLT)

We had no good we had done, yet, God loved us to the extent of sending His Son for us. This is an expression of unconditional love and sacrifice.

This same love has been extended to us all even after salvation. We still continue in this love because God loves us so much. So, you are not saved by your works but by His unconditional love and sacrifice for us. ...

Christ Your Wisdom

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All the wisdom Solomon had can not be compared to the wisdom a child of God has. Christ is the reason.

to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 1:24

Christ has become your wisdom. Christ Himself is the Wisdom of God and now, He's your wisdom. You've got the living Wisdom of God resident in you.

Therefore, beloved, access this wisdom always. Anything you need, declare Christ as your wisdom and walk in the divine direction and counsel that He will lead you in. ...
Christ has become your righteousness and sanctification. He took your place and paid the price. Hence, you're righteous and sanctified.

Blessings are on the head of the righteous...
Proverbs 10:6

As a result of this Divine gift of righteousness, you have a blessed status in God through Christ Jesus. You are blessed on all sides because of what Christ has done for you.

Therefore, renew your mind in Him. Your life is not a waste and you're meant to enjoy God's goodness to the fullest in this life and thereafter. You're blessed because of the gift of righteousness. ...

God is a Faithful Rewarder

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God owes no man anything. He faithfully pays back every reward that is due. God will never disappoint His children.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6

You've got to believe in the Lord, your God. Whatever it is you've done or sacrificed for the Lord, He will faithfully repay you in multiple folds.

So, continue in your service for the Lord. Do your work diligently as unto the Lord. He will reward your diligence in due season. ...

God is with you wherever you go

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Beloved, God's protection is sure over your life. God is always with you. He has promised never to leave you ever.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
(Joshua 1:9, ESV)

So, whatever you do and wherever you are, be courageous knowing that God is always with you. Walk around with that consciousness.

At the mountain top and the valley low, God is right by your side. Whether you feel/sense Him or not, He's right there with you. So, don't be dismayed or afraid, let confidence in the Lord build in your heart. He is with you. ...

Uncountable Number of Forgiveness

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We know we serve a loving and forgiving God. The whole essence of the New Testament is to show how gracious our God is.

Peter came to him and asked, ‘Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?’ ‘No, not seven times,’ Jesus replied, ‘but seventy times seven!’
(Matthew 18:21-22 NLT)

Jesus was trying to explain to His disciples the culture of forgiveness. Forgiveness knows no bound. Forgiveness should be uncountable.

When you realize how much you are forgiven (present, past & future), you naturally find it easier to forgive others too, irrespective of the number of times. Hence, having a forgiving heart and expressing it is a function of yo ...

Life is your Heritage

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As a righteous person, you have an heritage of life eternal in God through Christ Jesus.

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life…
Proverbs 11:30

You've the righteousness of God which is Christ Jesus. Therefore, you are entitled to the full benefits of the tree of life.

There are tons of blessings that you have as your heritage. Enjoy life in abundance. The God-kind of life - Zoe, is your heritage.

In addition, plant the seed of life everywhere you go. Let the world enjoy life because you were there. Let your environment enjoy the fruit of life, which will eventually become a tree growing into eternal life. ...

Every Christian has a Measure of Faith

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No one is absolutely faithless. Christ has dealt with everyone a measure of faith. Your spirit man is filled with faith.

God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
(Romans 12:3, NKJV)

So, the faith you have received from your salvation remains in your spirit. You would need to grow your faith by studying God's Word and praying.

However, never say you've got no faith. There's a seed of faith in you. Develop it. Study and grow your faith.

It takes Love to Pray for your Enemies

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The Scriptures makes an admonishment that we should pray for our enemies. The world has no clue why anyone in their right minds would do such. But, our minds are not of this world, as we have the mind of Christ.

Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you
(Luke 6:27b-28 NIV)

Pray for your enemies. It takes Love. Christ loved the world so much that He laid down His life. And in the end, He prayed for those that crucified Him. It is all about love.

This same love is not farfetched. This love is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit (Rom 5:5). We already have the capacity to love, even our enemies. Therefore, find expression for thi ...

Be Resilient

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Beloved, God has placed in you all the resources that you need to succeed in life. When challenges come, you need to be resilient to push through.

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed…
2 Corinthians 4:8–9

During times of persecution, do not give up. When you're down and pressed, you will never be crushed because God is for you. Because God is with you, even when you're struck down, you will never be destroyed.

Therefore, be resilient. Do not give up. Press on. Push further. Hold on. God is with you. You'll definitely overcome and succeed. ...

Don't Seek for Revenge

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Beloved, the life of the New Covenant Christian isn't that of revenge and vengeance. It is full of love and forgiveness.

Never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God, for he has said that he will repay those who deserve it
(Romans 12:19a TLB)

Leave all matters of hurt and vengeance to God to sort out for you. God's love is fully resident in your heart, so, let forgiveness flow freely. Don't habour hurt and bitterness in your heart.

Beloved, let God avenge issues and anyone for you. Don't actively seek revenge. In fact, pray for your enemies and ask God to forgive them. Christ did the same for those that crucified Him. Let love flow from your inside. ...
Beloved, we can do nothing on our own. God's power is the only way a Christian can survive.

'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts.
(Zechariah 4:6, NASB)

Therefore, do not be dependent on your strength and intellect. Learn to trust the leading of the Holy Spirit. You can't do it in your own strength.

Let His Spirit empower you for exploits. Let the Holy Spirit be your driving force. Let Him lead and equip you. ...

Don't Keep Record of Other's Wrongdoings

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God's love is shed abroad in our hearts. You have the capacity to forgive anyone that has offended you.

Love isn’t selfish or quick tempered. It doesn’t keep a record of wrongs that others do
(1 Corinthians 13:5b CEV)

Therefore, do not become a fault keeper. Learn to express the love of God in your heart by the Holy Spirit. Let this love in you flow to the outside.

Beloved, learn to forgive easily just as the heavenly Father forgave you of all your wrong doing. ...

God's Favor is Sure Over Your Life

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Beloved, do not stick to the life of the ordinary. God has created you for more. You're a new being in Christ Jesus. You've got supernatural abilities and His favor is upon you.

his favor lasts a lifetime…
(Psalm 30:5, NIV)

You can never run out of God's favor. His favor is unmerited and unlimited. You're His child, part of the Beloved.

Therefore, live each day with an understanding of God's unending favor and Grace over your life. You're blessed. ...

Run your Race with Patience

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Beloved, every Christian has got his/her own path in life. We all have got our own God-given visions and purposes in life. We all have our races to run.

Let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us
(Hebrews 12:1b TLB)

The Scriptures admonishes us to run our races with patience. There's no time for comparison and envy. Run your own race and I'll run mine.

Therefore, there's need for patience. A race is not won in a jiffy. It takes time and persistence to achieve a dream. So, stick with God and be patient as He leads you through the journey of life. ...

Enjoy God's Divine Protection

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God's protection on His children are beyond comparison. God has set His angels in charge of you, to keep you safe and sound.

You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
Psalm 91:5–6

Your life is safely hidden in God. No evil shall befall you, neither shall any form of pestilence come near your family. God has sent His Word and you can trust in Him.

God Almighty is your Protector. Therefore, do not be afraid of any evil, be it accidents, fires, waters, disasters, etc. You're divinely protected. ...

Let God bring the Right Opportunities

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In life, you'll get to realize that time and chance applies to a lot of issues. Sometimes, it isn't going to be how much you work for something but how chance connects your work with a golden opportunity.

...the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.
Ecclesiastes 9:11

We know that as Christians, our lives aren't based on chance and luck but on unmerited favor. Therefore, let Grace flow freely in your life.

So, as you go about your daily business, let God bring the right opportunities your way. His Grace and favor work things out for your go ...

Shine Your Light

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Jesus declared that you're the light of the world. Show forth your light. Do not hide your light under a bushel.

Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
Isaiah 60:1

God has not given you those gifts for nothing. You're meant to show forth those gifts to the world. Manifest your God-given talents.

God's glory is heavy upon you. Do not restrict the manifestation of God's glory in your life. Let your light shine, let God's glory show forth. ...

God's Goodness Follows You

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God designed His plan for His beloved children to enjoy to the fullest. David understood this and he made a bold declaration.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life...
Psalm 23:6

It takes someone who understands his walk with God to realize that God's goodness and mercies are meant to follow you. David gave a secret in the early verses. He said, "The Lord is my Shepherd."

It is in the revelation of God Almighty as his Shepherd that he knew that he would never lack. Also, that God's goodness and mercy follows him.
Beloved, be rest assured that God is your Shepherd and his goodness is always following you. ...

There is Power in Your Words

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The Scriptures makes us to understand that we are both kings and priests in God's Kingdom. We have a dual position because of what Christ did for us.

Where the word of a king is, there is power…
Ecclesiastes 8:4

As a king, your words have power. Whenever a king gives a word, it is considered an order and the subjects follow. So as a Christian, you give a decree and every elements of this world and circumstances obey.

Just as Christ expressed authority and power, we should also. You're a king and your words are powerful. ...

Do not be Afraid

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In the most dreadful of places, the Lord your God is with you. No matter how scary a scenario or location or circumstance might be, your Father never leaves you one bit.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Psalm 23:4

David was so confident in God that he knew even in the valley of the shadow of death, where most men dread and are scared, he will remain bold. It takes a man who understands the powerful God he serves to remain bold in dreadful situations.

Therefore, study deep in God's Word and meditate. He will reveal His sovereignty and love to you. The more you know Him, ...

Offering the Sacrifice of Praise

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The God we worship is a great God and He deserves great praises. Jehovah is an awesome and loving Father. Once you think deep, you'll appreciate and worship God Almighty.

Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
Hebrews 13:15

Learn to continually give praise to Jehovah. In your devotion, bathing time, as you go about your daily business, give praises to the Lord. Sing songs to worship your Maker.

God Almighty, the Creator of the while Universe, is a mighty God and He deserves praises from our lips. ...

All you are and have is God's Gift

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Beloved, we are nothing on our own. The branch can not survive outside the vine. We are who and what we are because God freely gifts them to us.

Isn’t everything you have and everything you are sheer gifts from God? So what’s the point of all this comparing and competing? You already have all you need
(1 Corinthians 4:7-8 The Message)

Therefore, do not get swollen up in pride as if you have achieved all of this in your own accord. They are all mere gifts from God. Appreciate God for everything and live life in humility.

Also, this Scripture brings life into perspective and makes us to understand that we can readily progress in life once we understand that our life and all that ...
Beloved, Christ is our all in all. God has given us all that we'll ever need and want in Christ Jesus. We just have to look to Him and we'll realize that we've got everything in Him.

...the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory...give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.
Ephesians 1:17–19

We should always pray and study so that our eyes of understanding can be ...
One of the primary things the Holy Spirit was sent to do for us is to remind us. We have a great Helper who's always with us. That's the Holy Spirit.

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
1 Corinthians 2:12

There are certain things that have already been settled and sorted out for us. But, as our minds wonder about, we don't consider them and we begin to struggle to obtain those things. But, the Holy Spirit reminds us that we don't have to struggle for those things, we already have them via our inheritance in Christ Jesus.

There are a lot of things Christ has already ...