You are our
And our deliverer.
We can do nothing.
We need you Lord ,
To be effective.
And use us
To glorify your name
In Jesus name Amen.
You are our
And our deliverer.
We can do nothing.
We need you Lord ,
To be effective.
And use us
To glorify your name
In Jesus name Amen.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV)
How many times do we pray to God, for Him to make all grace abound to us? I love praying for all grace, and the reason is because I know that every ability in this life comes through God’s grace. It is all grace that will make us abound in every good work.
May we go on from the foundational teachings of faith and repentance from dead works, and move on towards all grace and every good work. May great grace be upon us in Jesus name.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9 ESV)
For our sake, Jesus became poor, so that we can be rich. Rich in faith, love, grace, holiness, and divine presence. He suffered so that we will be sanctified, pure and holy. He bore our sins so that we can die to sin and live for righteousness. Glory to God, our God is awesome.
May we never take the grace of God for granted. May we all wash ourselves in the blood of the lamb that makes us clean and holy.
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8 ESV)
We have not yet realized the power and reality of love. Faith started our Christian journey but love finishes, perfects and refines our journey. Love expresses and completes what faith started. If we say that we have faith and refuse to love others, we are simply unserious jokers. Love partners with faith to make us beautiful before God.
We are instructed in this Scripture, to love one another earnestly. This should be our quest as Christians.
Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin (Romans 4:7 – 4:8 ESV)
God has cancelled our sins and forgiven us. He took our punishments, nailed them to the cross and healed us. What then is the problem? Why are we still suffering from past ancestral, parental and personal sins and mistakes. Sins that we have renounced and forsaken. Why?
Our problem is the second cause not the first cause. I hope what I have said is not confusing. We spend all of our time focused on the first cause but the first cause is not the problem. Our past sins and mistakes (which is the origin and first cause of defeat) were swallowed, crushed and cancelled by the blood of Jesus – that word is settled in Heaven forever. Why then is the devil playing football with us and dribbling us? Why is he kicking us around?
He is having an upper hand because of two things:
1. We refuse to be filled with the Holy Spirit
2. Un-repented sins
However, I have realized that most of the time, the main problem is that we are not filled with the Holy Spirit. If we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we will be led by the Holy Spirit and He will reveal the hidden and unconfessed sins that we might not even be aware of. He will reveal hindrances to our prayers.
Confessed, repented sins is not the problem because Jesus bore our sins on the cross. Some people will tell you is it because you do not have faith in the finished work of the cross- wrong. Faith itself is a fruit of the Holy Spirit and it is given. It is in measures and grows by the power of the Holy Spirit. You have faith in Jesus and His blood, that is why you are born again by His Spirit and His precious blood. The real problem is that you are not filled with the Holy Spirit.
Any faith you want to have now, should not be a foundational faith but a faith that takes you to greater heights. A faith that has actions of prayer, thanksgiving, praise, worship, rejoicing in and celebrating Christ’s victory, good deeds, waiting upon the Lords and seeking His face. This kind of faith is the type that leads you to depend on the Holy Spirit alone and be filled and led by Him. Your focus must be on the solution and the fullness of the Holy Spirit is the solution.
If someone pushes you into a deep well by mistake or even on purpose and you are in the well obsessing about how you got into the well and who pushed you into the well, you will never device a solution that will enable you come out of the well. You are defeated and are not being creative anytime you focus on past errors and mistakes.
You can learn lessons from your past mistakes through reflections but you should not dwell in, and live in the past or the cause of your problems. If you are trapped in that well and you focus on the solution, you will eventually plot your way out of that well and know victory. Jesus is our solution and the Holy Spirit is also our solution. Focus on how to be filled with the Holy Spirit and how to have an active working relationship with Him.
We must be forward looking not backward looking. The Holy Spirit is the living word. He is the now and true reality of God. When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, you will truly know and experience victory – every knee will bow to Jesus.
I have noticed that when I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I see my afflictions leaving me in the dream. I see myself repelling and throwing up the evil substance causing the affliction. However, if I stop spending time in His presence, waiting upon Him and seeking Him, the Holy Spirit’s life giving presence in me reduces and I leave myself partially unprotected – I get oppressed or afflicted. So, I try to wait upon Him daily and constantly.
Sicknesses are spiritual substances and the presence of God is also a spiritual substance. When He fills us up, every other negative substance must leave and die off. Spirits and demons must also detach themselves from our aura and flee. They cannot remain when God is personality present – I mean when His manifest presence is present. Sicknesses and demons do not give rest but God’s presence gives rest, comfort, help, joy and peace.
The LORD replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest–everything will be fine for you.” Exodus 33:14 New Living Translation
The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14 NIV
The second cause of our problem is the reason why we are not healed or delivered. The first cause which is past, confessed, sins has been destroyed by the blood of Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross. We need to focus on being filled with the Holy Spirit – our helper, garment and comforter. If we do not need Him God would not have sent Him as a precious gift. We need to partner with Him and not ignore Him.
Those who pay the price by waiting upon the Lord and seeking Him daily for fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit will be refreshed and empowered. They are the ones who will truly taste the fullness of the victory that Jesus purchased for us on the cross by His sacrificial death. We were redeemed so that we can die to sin and be filled with the Holy Spirit. We must never forget that.
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24
May great grace be upon us in Jesus name.
May mercy, peace, and love be yours in full measure. Jude 1:2 Good News Translation
May God give you more and more mercy, peace, and love. Jude 1:2 New Living Translation
May grace and peace be yours in full measure through your knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 1:2
Those who are saying “we have everything we need, we don’t need anything else because Jesus died for us “ repent. Jesus redeemed us and saved us so that we can be wise and grow. He did not die for us to be spiritually foolish, lazy and idle. Do we really want to be the foolish virgins who refuse to put oil in their lamps? The Holy Spirit is our helper and we need Him.
Jesus is the high priest that meets our needs. We have spiritual needs and we need to approach the throne of grace to receive grace and help in time of need. God will supply our needs according to His riches in glory but we need to acknowledge our needs and our need for God.
You say, ‘I am rich and well off; I have all I need.’ But you do not know how miserable and pitiful you are! You are poor, naked, and blind. Revelation 3:17
Those who refuse to seek God’s face and wait upon Him for full measure of grace are not acting wisely. The oil in the parable of the wise and foolish virgins symbolizes the Holy Spirit and the lamp symbolizes our spirits that are temples of the Holy Spirit. When our spirits are filled with the Holy Spirit who is like our spiritual oil and water (presence) we become one of the wise virgins that waited upon the Lord. Oil and water symbolize spiritual presence.
May our lamps be filled to overflowing with oil. May our lights never dim or flicker out.
We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. (1 John 5:19 ESV)
God planted us in this world as light of the world and salt of the earth. If the Bible says we are from God then we are from God. We are not from Him so that we can bring disgrace, dishonor and disrepute to Him name but we are from Him so that we can shine as examples to the world and bring glory and honor to His name.
May we always act in such a way that the world will marvel and stand in awe of our God.
Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22 NKJV)
This Scripture instructs us to flee lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, peace and love. All these things are spiritual and reflect the character of God. If we pursue them, we are pursuing the kingdom of God and His righteousness. As we seek holiness without which no one will see the Lord, God Himself will pursue us with His love and favor. His love is more intoxicating than any other love. It is better than the love of any earthly man or woman.
Your father, mother, spouse, children, siblings, friends can abandon you but God will never abandon you. He will never leave you or forsake you. Isn’t that love worth fighting for? There are levels, depths and realms of God’s love. We all have His love but experientially, we all taste different levels and flavors of that love. Jesus and Paul lived in, and constantly tasted the highest realms of that love.
The reality of that love crucifies the flesh and makes the world dead to you. When you taste that love, all you will crave for and desire will be that love. That love is the living water that it flows from the throne of grace. Fight to taste and rise to the pinnacle and climax of that love.
When you get to the climax, pinnacle and zenith of that holy love, your spirit will explode and burst out in holy and sacred tongues. You will experience holy fireworks and taste heaven on earth. Billows of golden clouds and love will envelop you and embrace you. He will hug you and hold you tenderly in His arms and you will breathe Him in. Oh the glory of that love. If only we hunger for a taste and continuous taste of that love. That love is pure and indescribable. God is love – His love is real.
We must get our priorities right and know who our first love is. Christ is our first love and He is the word of God. The word of God decorates us with purity and holiness when we put it on. We need to be clothed with the whole counsel of the word of God and the armor of God. When we do that, we are living according to divine spiritual order and God will be pleased with us, and crown us with His living love. The best feeling in the world is knowing that God is pleased with us. When we live in Him experientially, as He also lives in us in intimate fellowship, we are truly blessed.
May Christ truly be our first love in Jesus name.
He who loves purity of heart And has grace on his lips, The king will be his friend. Provers 22:11
God is the King of kings and Lord of lords and His Kingship is eternal. This word is telling us that Kings love the pure and graceful. The truth is that great and mighty kings also have friends. They have ordinary friends and special friends. If we purify ourselves and saturate our tongues and lips with grace, God, the greatest King of all, will be our friend. He will be our friend the way that He was a friend to Abraham. God is already our friend by faith but this time around, we will be His friends experientially. We will be His special friends.
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Revelation 3:20
He will be intimate with us and we will know Him deeply. If we open up our hearts to Him, He will eat with us and we will eat with Him at the table of intimate, tender fellowship.
May we open up our hearts to Him, through purity of heart, and sanctification of our lips and tongues.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11
God saved us by His grace and, He also promised to decorate us with grace and glory. Grace and glory is what will elevate you in this life and make you fulfill your destiny. It positions you to walk in the supernatural. A man without grace is a dead man walking and a man with small grace cannot perform greater than the level of grace given to Him. He cannot do the greater works that Jesus promised. Jesus lived in the fullness of God’s grace and the Apostles experienced great grace. We should too.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
We must keep praying persistently without giving up until we experience God’s great grace and glory upon us. When that grace comes, we will no longer struggle with so many sins because God’s ability will be there to enable us overcome. When great grace comes, we will also be filled with glory and produce all the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
The grace of God is precious. May great grace be upon us in Jesus Name.