Stand Fast

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Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage (Galatians 5:1 NKJV)

We are commanded to stand fast in our freedom. We are free but we have to stand and grow in that freedom. We are free from sin and death by the blood of Jesus but we have to cooperate with the finished work on the cross.

Freedom is not a license for sin and evil. Freedom cannot be abused so anyone who believes that he is free must flee every appearance of sin. He must also wait upon the Lord in faith, Bible reading, obedience, prayer, thanksgiving, praise and worship. When we seek the Lord and wait upon Him, especially at midnight, we are cooperating with God in experiencing the freedom that He gave us on the cross.

We cannot live carelessly with sin and prayerlessness and at the same time confess  freedom – that is lack of wisdom. We must confess our freedom and also practice and act out our freedom in the way we walk with God and live.

We must therefore, stand in the freedom of Christ and reject every form of bondage. We must reject sin and afflictions by constant prayer, faith and holiness. God is at the throne of mercy, graciously waiting for us to ask for help.

May we approach His throne of grace constantly so that we can receive mercy, grace and help.

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Our Deliverance Comes From The Lord

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Our deliverance comes from God alone, He is our light and salvation. He will deliver us from mighty enemies and show us His face. He will defeat stubborn persistent enemies and bring us to the place of great glory.

Psalm 3

A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.

Lord, how many are my foes!
    How many rise up against me!
Many are saying of me,
    “God will not deliver him.”b]”>[b]

But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
    my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
I call out to the Lord,
    and he answers me from his holy mountain.

I lie down and sleep;
    I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
I will not fear though tens of thousands
    assail me on every side.

Arise, Lord!
    Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
    break the teeth of the wicked.

From the Lord comes deliverance.
    May your blessing be on your people.

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Blessed Are All Who Take Refuge In Him

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The Lord will be your refuge and protection. He will show up when you least expect Him to. You will marvel at the Lord’s goodness and mercy.

 Psalm 2

Why do the nations conspirea]”>[a]
    and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up
    and the rulers band together
    against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,
“Let us break their chains
    and throw off their shackles.”

The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
    the Lord scoffs at them.
He rebukes them in his anger
    and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
“I have installed my king
    on Zion, my holy mountain.”

I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:

He said to me, “You are my son;
    today I have become your father.
Ask me,
    and I will make the nations your inheritance,
    the ends of the earth your possession.
You will break them with a rod of ironb]”>[b];
    you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
    be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear
    and celebrate his rule with trembling.
12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry
    and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
    Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

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He Watches Over The Righteous

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The Lord watches over the righteous, He will preserve you. He will be your shield and keep you from harm. The Lord will crown you with lovingkindness and favor.

Psalm 1

Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.

Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

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You Will Inherit The Nations

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The Lord watches over the righteous, He will watch over you.

Psalm 1

Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.

Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

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All Blessings

Good News And Faith

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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, (Ephesians 1:3 NKJV)

He gave us life, love, forgiveness and eternal blessings. We were once sinners, lost in the world without hope and stumbling around in the dark. God knew from the beginning of time that we would need grace and forgiveness and He gave us grace, mercy, love and forgiveness. He sent His only son to die in our place and He purchased our redemption and delivered us.

But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. 2 Peter 1:9

As redeemed, sanctified children we are free from past errors, mistakes and sins. Death, hell and the grave have been defeated and we have life. Confessed, forsaken sins no longer have power over us.

The only sin that has power over a redeemed child of God is active sins that have not been forsaken and discarded. Praise God there is hope for the hopeless. All we need to do is divorce any active sins that are openings doors of judgement and death into our lives.

And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11

For all the brethren struggling with afflictions inherited from the womb or suffering for sins they committed when they were in the world or even sins committed as a believer which has been renounced and forsaken there is a good news. The good news is that, that sin has been destroyed by the blood of Jesus and has no legal power over us..

All we need to do is to keep praying with faith, thanksgiving, praise, worship, and persistence until God uses His mighty power to enforce that freedom and deliverance.

The word of God is superior to all the forces of nature because everything was created through the word of God – when Jesus says yes, no one can say no and His word is yes and Amen. The word of God says we are free, cleansed, washed, sanctified, justified, redeemed and delivered. Praise God!

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Walking In The Park


Walking in the park

Thinking to myself

Some own the world

And some are victims

However

The bold, the brave

The cowardly and the weak

Have one thing in common

A changeable destiny

 

 

Walking in the park

I know for certain

That the cowardly

And weak

Can reign victorious

On earth

By faith prayer and persistence

If they truly dare.

That Your Love May Abound

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment (Philippians 1:9 NKJV)

That you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ, (Philippians 1:10 NKJV)

 

Increase In Love

By examining this scripture we start with Increase in love. This requires prayer, desire and effort. The will is actively involved in love but it is the mind that controls the will.

What do we think about? What thoughts do we entertain? We must not be deceived, God still cherishes purity above all else. Love is pure. It thinks no evil so we must constantly think healthy thoughts in order to increase in love.

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:8

 

Blessed are the pure in heart,

    For they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8

 

Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

Matthew 10:16

 

 

The words of the Lord are pure words,

Like silver tried in a furnace of earth,

Purified seven times.

Psalm 12:6

God loves cleanliness and any act of evil is dirty in His sight. Love is clean and will always think of the other person and how her actions affect others.

Love is a winner and always wins. It is greater than faith because it never fails. The more we pray for increase in love and meditate on the word of God, the more rooted we will be in the word of God till it takes over our soul. This will cause the fruit of love to overflow.

Love will not speak evil of anyone and it bridles the tongue. Love is lovely and beautiful and anyone who is full of love and purity will shine greater than the stars. He will be a light that will attract people of every race because God will shine through Him and heal others. He will exude and transmit love.

Knowledge Precedes Love

We cannot love without knowledge of what is love. The only way to know what love is is to study the teachings in the word of God.

The summary of the word of God is love, that is why Jesus capped it all by saying, “love your neighbour as your self.” Love is the fulfilment of the law.

Knowledge therefore is knowledge of love and how to love. Any knowledge that does not lead to increase in love and purity is not true knowledge.

Any wisdom that does not exalt love is false wisdom.

 

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. (James 3:13 ESV)

 

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth.  (James 3:14 ESV)

This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. (James 3:15 ESV)

For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. (James 3:16 ESV)

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. (James 3:17 ESV)

 

All Discernment 

Distinguishing between good and evil is true knowledge. When we get to true discernment we will not waste our time practising the doctrines of men as if they are the doctrines of God.

Lack of discernment also makes believers throw the word of God away for seductive get rich, quick fix doctrines that are rooted in demon worship, idolatry and magic.

It makes believers embrace any shifting doctrine as if it comes from the mouth of God.

 

For everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child.  But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

(Hebrews 5:13-14 ESV)

 

Approve Excellent Things

We are also counselled to approve excellent things. In order to approve excellent things we must reject evil things and support good things. We must praise, encourage, inspire and motivate others in good things.

 

Be Sincere

Sincerity implies honesty and truthfulness.  We must not put on the mask of Christianity or be false.

 

Our motives and intentions must come from genuineness not from praise, ego and selfishness. God sees our hearts and knows His true children. The true children are true believers.

Without Offence

To be without offence, we must not offend anyone or God. This implies being blameless and faultless in the presence of Christ.

Walking Under An Open Heaven

 

And the heavens opened

And I saw His glory

He was smiling

Very handsome and resplendent as

He said to me,

“Celebrate my love.”

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It is vital and essential

To always celebrate

The love of God

In Christ Jesus

That is the greatest

Act of faith

Shunning every propensity

For sadness

And ingratitude

And embracing

His great love

In worship

And thanksgiving

That is when

He appears

And visits us

 

 

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