But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me…
(Acts 1:8, NKJV)
Christ didn't leave us alone to do this work. He sent the Holy Spirit to empower us. Every Christian has got the Holy Spirit in them. That's the power to witness for Christ. Daily ask the Holy Spirit to direct and empower you to be a witness for Him.
As you study and pray, He will show you the unique ways to be a witness for Christ. He'll also demonstrate power and wonders that the world needs to see to believe through you. ...
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep
(Romans 12:15 ESV)
One of the merits of the church is to comfort those that weep due to the current challenges they might be facing and also to rejoice with those who are celebrating. It isn't a time to become jealous of their breakthroughs and accomplishments. But to rejoice and thank the Lord for their blessings.
Beloved, rejoice in the Lord with others. Share in their moments. God blesses such hearts. ...
By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.
While Sarah was way past the child bearing age, she had faith in God that she would conceive. It was through her faith that she received strength to conceive. Her faith was duely expressed as she judged God to be faithful. She didn't look at her barrenness or age but believed that God who had promised is able and willing to keep His Word.
It wasn't about her faithfulness. She even lau ...
For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
This New Covenant in the Scriptures is to carry a dispensation of righteousness that comes by faith. You obtain this righteousness by believing in Jesus Christ as your Saviour and confessing Him as your Lord. That's the era we are in.
Righteousness by the works of the law couldn't save any man eternally as no one could live to the standards. But ...
Those hired at five o’clock came up and were each given a dollar. When those who were hired first saw that, they assumed they would get far more
(Matthew 20:9-10 The Message)
These early workers were expecting more pay because they had worked for longer hours. However, God's Grace doesn't operate in that manner. He can choose to reward anyone as He pleases. These workers were angry.
Those who are jealous of another feel so because they compare their lives, work, standard, etc ...
Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
(Matthew 7:7, NLT)
When God gives a vision, you seek His face for direction. Once you get directions, you seek His face to identify the provisions He has already made. Also, you seek His face for strength to continue in the journey.
Seeking God's ...
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
(Proverbs 13:4, ESV)
When God places a work in your hands, do it well. When God places a vision in your heart, pursue it hard. When God gives you a direction to follow, be diligent in it.
Beloved, it pays to be diligent. Don't be focused on the work so you don't think you're blessed based on the works you've done. But, don't be slack when God shows you what to do. Do it diligently.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
The Spirit of God has liberated you from the slavery of fear. Live in the liberty that God has given you. God is with you. He will strengthen you to do that task that is before you. Therefore, summon up courage in the Lord.
The Lord God Almighty is with you. Do not be crippled with fear. ...
‘If you can do anything, do it. Have a heart and help us!’ Jesus said, ‘If? There are no “ifs” among believers. Anything can happen.’ No sooner were the words out of his mouth than the father cried, ‘Then I believe. Help me with my doubts!’
(Mark 9:22-24 The Message)
When it seems you find it hard to believe, just ask Him to help your faith. Jesus can help you with your unbelief. Also, stick with the Word of God. Study and grow your faith.
Faith comes via the Word of God. Study and ask the Holy Spirit to grow and increase you faith.
There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.
Therefore, don't live a life a stress and worry. Christ has already finished the works. You should live your life based on the victories Christ has already won for you.
Beloved, there is rest for you. Walk and work in the revelation of rest for the New Covenant Christian.
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Therefore, since the Holy Spirit lives inside of you. There's liberty for your life. The devil and its agent can not put you under any captivity. God has set you free.
Study the Scriptures and find the revelation of the Truth that sets you free. Christ has set you free and you're free indeed. His Holy Spirit ensures that you continue to live in liberty. Don't set yourself back to captivity with your limited mindset. You are free. ...
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
2 Corinthians 10:5
Do not be ridden with condemnation. Your life is above condemnation. If any condemning thought comes to mind, bring it to the obedience of Christ. Remember Christ's obedience all His life and at the Cross for you. Remember His Holiness and Righteousness that you've inherited in Christ.
Always bring every thought to obedience in Christ. That's one way to live the vi ...
He made us accepted in the Beloved.
God no longer looks at you and judges you based on your own performances. Rather God looks at Christ and sees how righteous and perfect He is and judges you based on that.
Your life is no longer yours but Christ's. You're accepted in the Beloved. You're part of God's family and nothing can separate you at all. ...
You have been set free from sin…
(Romans 6:18, NIV)
Set yourself free from mental slavery. Your flesh doesn't put you in slavery to sin. Christ has set you free. Christ is your righteousness and this is a gift and not based on works. You can live above any sin and addiction. You are not a slave to sin and addictions anymore.
Study the Scriptures. Be filled with the Truth in God's Word. It is the revelation of the Truth that sets you free. ...
There is no condemnation now for those who live in union with Christ Jesus
(Romans 8:1 TEV)
Christ took every pain and stroke for us. He suffered every punishment for our sins so that we can be saved. Now that you've believed in Him, you have exchanged your imperfections for Christ's perfection. There's now no condemnation for you because your life is in Christ Jesus.
Live the life of no condemnation. If you make a mistake, rise above the mistake because that's why Christ came for you. Live above condemnation. Christ is your righteousness. ...
the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
God gave you Christ as your righteousness which is a gift by faith and not of works. His Peace He also gave you which is beyond any human understanding. And God's Joy is resident in you by the Holy Spirit.
Therefore, you've got the Kingdom of God in you. Live the life of righteousness by faith (not of works), peace beyond human understanding and joy in the Holy Spirit. That's the life of the Kingdom you' ...
The Lord said to my Lord, 'Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.'
Christ has already won all the victories. God the Father, gave Him all the power and the victories. Christ overcame the world and gave us the assurance to walk and rest in His victory.
So, just as Christ sat and all His enemies were set at His footstool, so also, should you be seated in Christ Jesus who's seated at the right hand of God. Sit and enjoy the victory Christ has gotten for you. All your ene ...
Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.
(Isaiah 60:1, NKJV)
Therefore, go ahead and live the life God has set before you. Your life is not meant for the gutters. God's glory is heavy upon you. Walk in this understanding and live the glorious life.
Arise and step into the reality of the glory God has set before you. It is your heritage, walk therein. ...
Jesus [said] … ‘I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of’
(John 10:10 The Message)
Jesus Himself, proclaimed that He came to give us Zoe - the God-kind of life. The life that's beyond anything in this world. You are given a chance to dream beyond what you have before. God is willing and ready to do beyond what you can ever ask or think. That's the better life.
This same life is beyond this earth. It also transcends into the heavenlies. After this earth, yo ...
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
The hope you have in your heart will not be disappointed. That positive expectation of something good will be fulfilled because of the Love God has towards you.
God loves you so much and He will bring to fulfilment every dream He has placed in your heart. So, keep hope alive like our father Abraham and it will not fail you. ...
Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
God has declared you a just person. Then, who is he that wants to say otherwise? What is it that wants to condemn you? What can the devil say to accuse you? Nothing, absolutely nothing.
Therefore, the just lives by faith. Go ahead and enjoy your justified life in Christ Jesus by faith. Live the victorious life. ...
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my Savior...
2 Samuel 22:2–3, NIV
When tribulations arise and there are news of several evil going on around, do not be afraid, God is your refuge. The plans of the enemy and the devices of the devil and its agents can never harm you because God is your refuge.
God is your strong refuge and strong tower. You can be rest assured that as you remain in Him, you can not be moved. ...
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has delivered from the hand of the adversary.
(Psalm 107:2, AMPC)
Therefore, proclaim your liberty. Declare your liberty in accordance to God's Word. Speak it forth to consistently remind yourself that you're redeemed. Declare it so it keeps resonating in your spirit.
You know you're the Lord's redeemed. So, speak it. ...
Some people brought to him a paralyzed man on a mat. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, ‘Be encouraged, my child! Your sins are forgiven’
(Matthew 9:2 NLT)
This story reveals that the faith of the friends of the paralyzed man was part of what Jesus saw before he healed the man. "Seeing their faith..."
There are several instances in the Scriptures when the church will agree and pray about certain things and it will be as such.
So, when two or more are gathered, God is ...
The things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others
(2 Timothy 2:2 NIV)
Scriptures makes us to understand that iron sharpens iron. So, as you share with others and they share with you, you grow together.
The Body of Christ is designed to grow communally. There's no much space for individualism. Share your Word revelations and others will share with you as well, then, we all grow together. ...
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer
(Romans 12:11-12 NIV)
Be Cheerful: Christ said we should be cheerful, for He has overcome the world. Therefore, irrespective of the challenge you're facing, always be cheerful. God is with you. Keep enjoying the joy in the Holy Spirit.
Be Patient: All good things in life requires patience. Patience is need to wait till the appointed time for your man ...
...He adds, 'Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.'
When God says He has forgiven, He has indeed forgiven and every record of it has been wiped off and completely obliterated. The Blood of Jesus washes clean, from crimson red to wool white.
Therefore, do not be brought down by guilt. Renew your mind with God's Word and live the victorious life above sin, guilt and condemnation. ...
No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
No evil, no plague, no disease or sickness, no accident, no crisis, nothing at all that is evil will befall you because God is on your side.
Beloved, meditate on His majestic love as He protects you in your daily operations. Hallelujah! You're perfectly safe and secured in Him. ...
For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
If offence came through one man, then, salvation has to come through One man, and that is Jesus Christ. Now, you can enjoy the fullness of Grace and righteousness in Christ Jesus.
Beloved, go and reign in life with the revelation of the Person of Grace and Righteousness God has r ...
...not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith.
Therefore, don't proclaim your righteousness which is of the law and it is imperfect. But, declare God's righteousness which is of faith in Christ Jesus, who died for you and became your righteousness of God resident in you which is not of works but of faith.
Beloved, keep declaring your righteousness which is by faith and not of works, ...
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
When you let go and let God do His working through you, you realize that you get exceedingly great and amazing results. This is because it is only God's power that works amazingly in us.
Therefore, study the Scriptures and fellowship with the Holy Spirit. He'll reveal more of this wonderful power of God that works in you. ...
I said to myself, ‘Relax, because the Lord takes care of you’
(Psalm 116:7 NCV)
The Psalmist calmed himself with the comfort of this understanding. God cares deeply for you. The moment you get a clear revelation of this, you don't have to worry anymore. Your trust shifts completely to God and God alone.
Beloved, God knows the numbers of hair on your head. He knows so much about you and cares for you deeply. God takes care of you. ...
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
(Proverbs 16:9, NIV)
Man will always have plans. You will always have wishes and all sorts. But, never rely and trust in your plans alone. God is the author and assurance of success. So, commit your ways to Him.
Trust God to lead you to success and not your plans and strategies. ...
Keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity
(Proverbs 3:1b-2 NIV)
You don't need to search for prosperity anywhere, it is right there in God's Word. The Scriptures will give you practical wisdom to apply in your business, work or ministry and you shall prosper.
The Word of God will also give you peace on all sides. Your heart will trouble for nothing and you'll navigate live peacefully.
The Word of God gives healing and sound health. Also, as you study and bind God's Word to your h ...
But He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.
Isaiah 53:5, NLT
Christ endured every whip for you and I. He took it so that we can remain in sound health. Therefore, declare healing upon yourself. Walk and live with the consciousness of divine health over yourself. ...
And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath…
Therefore, be aware of your status and set your mind and spirit on it. In all you do, know that God is set to put you on top and never below.
Beloved, you're blessed in Christ Jesus. No matter the current situation, God will always lead you to victory. You're the head and not the tail. ...
The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.
Because Christ lives in us, this same power and glory rest upon us as well. Therefore, do not be afraid of the devil and its agents, his demons.
Enjoy the victory you have in Christ. All your enemies flee before you. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. ...
Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered.
(Psalm 105:5, ESV)
So, always try to remember all the glorious things God has done for you. He will surely do so much more again. So, keep the hope alive.
Beloved, God is good all the time. He has saved you before and He will save you again. He has done many marvelous things and He will surely do more again.
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength
(2 Timothy 4:17a NIV)
When you feel weak and down, just ask God to be your strength. By the Holy Spirit, He will refresh you. Through the Word, He'll encourage you and direct you.
Beloved, there's strength available for you always in every situation. Just ask the Lord. ...
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Christ came to destroy and put an utter end to the devil's works. So, rejoice and enjoy the abundance of life in Christ Jesus. Share the gospel and show forth the kind of life that Christ gives.
Beloved, fellowship with Him daily. Draw more and more of life in abundance from Christ Jesus. Enjoy the Divine life in Christ. ...
…I am the Lord who heals you.
God accomplished this healing for us through Christ Jesus. Now, by His stripes we were healed. So, you can rest in the healing that God has provided through Christ Jesus.
So, if you feel any symptom in your body, just declare your healing in Christ Jesus. He already took it away. Beloved, you have been healed. ...
Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths.
(Psalm 25:4, NKJV)
So, just like the Psalmist prayed, we also should ask our heavenly Father to show us His ways and teach us His paths. It is lovely to follow the Lord.
Beloved, the ways of the Lord are glorious and wonderful. It is wise to seek His face and follow His way. ...
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry
(James 1:19b NIV)
Be slow to anger. Let your anger drag so long before the bars are full. And just before you react or respond while angry, think and think again. Because, the last thing you want is to regret your words or acts afterwards.
Beloved, be slow to anger. Don't get angry easily. ...
...Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
1 Peter 2:24
Therefore, you can live with the righteousness of God. You carry God's righteousness. Your very being is holy and righteous and sanctified.
Beloved, this divine exchange was freely given to us. Glory to God for Jesus' sacrifice. ...
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
1 Corinthians 1:27
Therefore, do not be ashamed. Come to God just as you are and He will work upon your weaknesses and turn your foolishness into great wisdom.
Never underestimate anything or anyone. God loves to use the outcast and rejected and transform them to show forth His Glory. ...
Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.
There are certain things the law by Moses could not achieve, but through Christ Jesus, the New Covenant christian has it. You are completely justified in Christ Jesus. Because of His sacrifice, all your sins are forgiven and you have the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
That thing you are anxious about, put it to God in prayers, and believe that He is working it out already.
Beloved, worry for nothing. Trust in Him and ask Him in prayers. Let His Peace rule your heart. ...
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act
(Proverbs 3:27 NIV)
Having the capacity to do good and just folding your arms and doing nothing is tantamount to evil. Do good to others. And as much as you can, offer the little help that you can.
Be good, it has a way of returning back to you. ...
Run from all these evil things
(1 Timothy 6:11b NLT)
Don't settle in the place of temptation as if it won't affect you. Just leave such premises. As long as it is avoidable, then, avoid it.
Beloved, don't put yourself in zones of temptations. ...
A man's mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.
(Proverbs 16:9, AMPC)
So, as much as you plan and set goals, always trust God to direct your path in life. Trust in Him and He will direct your thoughts and path in life aright.
Beloved, never trust in your plans, goals or strength. Lean on God's wisdom and leading always. ...
Without delay I hurry to obey your commands
(Psalm 119:60 GNT)
Once God gives an instruction, follow it promptly. trust His leading and not your head or calculations. trust that He knows what He is doing. He sees the end from the beginning.
Therefore, follow His instructions promptly. He works out the best for you. ...
He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.
(John 15:2, NIV)
We are all in Christ. He is the Vine and we are the branches. When he prunes and trims off some edges, we might lose some dear things to us. It might also be a bad thing that God is pruning off. Just endure through the process and learn the godly lessons.
In the end, the goal is to increase your productivity (fruitfulness). So, enjoy God's pruning and see increase and more ...
So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
So, after Christ received every bit of suffering, pain and shame for us, it was time to pay the final price of death for our sins, and He declared that it is finished. Meaning He had paid it all.
Therefore, your salvation, healing, blessings, etc are all complete packages. Not half or quarter or 99% but 100% complete package. Christ finished it all. ...
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
The emphasis here is the riches (abundance) of Grace. There's nothing more thrilling than that.
Therefore, live everyday with the consciousness of riches / abundance of Grace made available for you. Hallelujah! ...
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
There's no other route to redemption anymore. The blood of bulls and rams could only cover sins for a while. But the Blood of Jesus Christ washed us clean from crimson-like red to cotton-like white wool.
Therefore, you can rejoice in the forgiveness of sins that you have received. Glory to God.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.
(Acts 16:25-26, NIV)
Paul and Silas did this and they experienced a great delivery. There's power in praises and singing hymns. Once we are enveloped in the state of praises, great things can happen.
Beloved, give God praises daily. Sing hymns and glorify His Holy Name. ...
Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have prepared for those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men!"
(Psalm 31:19, NKJV)
God has lovely things in store for you. This present condition isn't the end. He has great and mighty things in store for you.
Therefore, be cheerful and be hopeful. The future is surely great. ...
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
2 Peter 1:2
There is Grace and Peace that comes from the knowledge of God and Christ Jesus. Hence, the more you study and see Christ in Scriptures, the more you get a revelation and experience Grace and Peace.
Beloved, He has given us Peace that transcends human understanding. Stick to the Scriptures and enjoy lots more of peace and grace. ...
Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you
(Jeremiah 1:5a The Message)
God who had created the plan for us long before we were created is the One we should trust to lead us in all things.
Therefore, trust in the Lord with all your heart. Trust Him completely as He leads you via His Word and the Holy Spirit. ...
for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Therefore, trust in the Spirit of God to supply you with both the will and the strength to keep going on. This applies to every facet of life. Be it academics, career, purpose, ministry, family, etc. It takes God's strength and will to carry on to the end.
Beloved, trust in the Lord and not your strength. Let His Spirit empower you.