WAITING  RENEWS YOUR STRENGTH

GOD DOESN’T WANT YOU TO GIVE UP. SO…

“let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful”.(Hebrews 10:22‭-‬23 NKJV).

Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord ; Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications. If You, Lord , should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared. I wait for the Lord , my soul waits, And in His word I do hope. My soul waits for the Lord More than those who watch for the morning— Yes, more than those who watch for the morning. O Israel, hope in the Lord ; For with the Lord there is mercy, And with Him is abundant redemption. And He shall redeem Israel From all his iniquities”. (Psalms 130:1‭-‬8).

Question: “What does it mean to wait on the Lord?”
Waiting on the Lord involves the confident expectation of a positive result in which we place a great hope—a hope that can only be realized by the actions of God. This expectation must be based on knowledge and trust, or we simply won’t wait. Those who do not know the Lord will not wait on Him; neither will those who fail to trust Him. We must be confident of who God is and what He is capable of doing. Those who wait on the Lord do not lose heart in their prayers: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us” (1 John 5:14).
Waiting on the Lord renews our strength (Isaiah 40:31). Prayer and Bible study and meditating upon God’s Word are essential. To wait on the Lord we need a heart responsive to the Word of God, a focus on the things of heaven, and a patience rooted in faith.
We should not despair when God tarries long in His response, but continue to patiently wait on Him to work on our behalf. The reason God sometimes waits a long time to deliver is to extend the goodness of the final outcome. “Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him” (Isaiah 30:18, ESV).

We are in Authority and Power with Jesus;therefore we have the strength to wait.
Ephesians 6:1-24 (Read all)Verse 10 says: Finally, my brethren, be STRONG in the Lord, and in the POWER of his MIGHT.
+Notice the Word of God didn’t say to GET STRONG in the Lord, but instead it says to BE STRONG in the Lord.
+Get Strong means that we are not Strong so we have to go and get Strong.
+Be Strong means that we are already STRONG in the Lord, and all we have to do is to function like it.
+After all Psalm 27:1 says that the Lord is the Strength of our lives. Hallelujah!
+Today let’s accept this TRUTH by Faith in Christ Jesus and step out in Faith knowing that God is the STRENGTH of our lives. Amen!
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our Faith, Trust and Confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!

GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES

“Don’t Give Up On God, His Word, and His Promises
+Many of us have been waiting PATIENTLY for PROMISES of God to materialize or manifest in our lives, but why are the promises taking so long.
+The promises of God are First Spiritual, and they are already given to us.
Ephesians 1:3 states:
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who HAS BLESSED us with ALL SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS in heavenly places in Christ:

2 Peter 1:3 tells us that,
“According as his divine power hath given unto us ALL THINGS THAT PERTAIN unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee”.(II Corinthians 1:20‭-‬22 NKJV).

+We MUST REALIZE that God has already given us His BLESSINGS.
+By FAITH we must DECLARE that we have the BLESSINGS and thank Him for it.
Job 22:28
You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established for you…
Mark 11:23-24
…you shall have whatsoever you SAY…

LISTEN
+Our God is Eternally Faithful to His Word, and to the fulfillment of all His promises.
Matthew 24:35
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Isaiah 55:11
So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
+God’s Promises in His Word are sent to us. Once we receive the Word of God with Faith it will not return to God Void, but it will accomplish and establish the Promises of God in our lives. Hallelujah!
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our Faith, Trust and Confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!

TRUE WORSHIPPERS

“You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. BUT THE HOUR IS COMING, AND NOW IS, WHEN THE TRUE WORSHIPERS WILL WORSHIP THE FATHER IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. GOD IS SPIRIT, AND THOSE WHO WORSHIP HIM MUST WORSHIP IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH.”(John 4:22‭-‬24 NKJV).

YOU ARE ALPHA AND OMEGA; I WORSHIP YOU OH LORD. YOU ARE WORTHY TO BE PRAISED. I GIVE YOU ALL THE GLORY,AND I GIVE YOU ALL THE PRAISE, I WORSHIP YOU MY LORD; BECAUSE, YOU ARE WORTHY TO BE PRAISE.

“Make a joyful shout to the Lord , all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord , He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name”.(Psalms 100:1‭-‬4 NKJV).

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”(Psalm 91:1, NKJV).
Every one of us should have a secret place in our relationship with God, an inner sanctuary where you don’t allow everything in. You guard your secret place against any worry, offense, bitterness, or trouble that may behappening on the outside. You don’t let that into the inner sanctuary of your heart. Your secret place should be a place of hope, of peace, of rest, of faith.
If you’re allowing everything into your secret place—what they said, what didn’t work out, the stress, the traffic, the hurt—it will become contaminated. It will affect your attitude, your relationships, your vision, and you’ll live feeling frustrated, upset, and worried. Quit giving negative things so much attention, reliving the hurt, thinking about the offense, dwelling on the disappointment. Don’t bring that close to your heart. It doesn’t belong in your secret place. The good news is, you control that door. You can’t stop the storm around you, but you can stop the storm from getting in you.

Psalm 100:4 tells us how to worship God.
“Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving, And into His courts with Praise. Be Thankful to Him, and bless His Name”.
+How Thankful are unto the Lord?
+We enter our Lord’s courts with praise.
+Thanksgiving, Praise and Worship are not the same, but they work very well together when ministering unto the Lord.
+Thanksgiving is showing appreciation, gratitude and thankfulness to God for what He has done for us.
+Praise is acknowledging all of God’s Attributes.
+Worship is to put God Before and Above everyone and everything, and live the lifestyle that bears the Fruits of that Worship.
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus Loves us while keeping our Faith, Trust and Confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!

GOD PROVIDES

Good times and good things are coming your way.
Psalm 23:6
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…
Psalm 107:8-9
8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
9 For he satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.
+Remember this as things are about to get better for you.
Hebrews 10:35
Cast not away therefore your confidence (in God), which has great recompence of reward.
Malachi 3:6
For I am the LORD, I change not…
Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
+Let your soul rejoice and say, my God is Good all the time, and all the time my God is Good.
Hallelujahs to Jesus!
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our Faith, Trust and Confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!

Look Ahead

I am looking forward to leaving 2020 behind.

“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, FORGETTING THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEHIND, AND REACHING FORWARD TO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE AHEAD, I PRESS TOWARD THE GOAL FOR THE PRIZE OF THE UPWARD CALL OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS”.(Philippians 3:13‭-‬14 NKJV).

Haven’t you noticed? We are living in perilous times,where people are lovers of self, more than lovers of God.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him”.(II Corinthians 5:17‭-‬21 NKJV).

HOWEVER; NO MATTER THE TIMES WE ARE LIVING IN.

We Have Liberty, and Freedom In Christ Jesus our Lord.
As Galatians 5:1 advices us:
Stand fast therefore in the LIBERTY wherewith Christ has made us FREE, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
John 8:36
If the Son therefore shall make you FREE, all of you shall be FREE indeed.
But now being made FREE from sin, and become servants to God, all of you have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
Romans 8:2
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me FREE from the law of sin and death.
•Reminding you that in Christ Jesus you are FREE from sin, sickness, disease, poverty and from the enemy (Satan).
•Declare, Proclaim, Profess and Confess your freedom from all these things in the Almighty Name of Jesus Christ! And by faith purpose to accept it live like it.
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for our lives. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our Faith, Trust and Confidence in Him.
•BLESSED we are and BLESSED we will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!!!

PEACE  THAT BAFFLES THE MIND

Do you want peace? What does peace mean to you? Is it the absence of trouble , bills ,or anything that disturbs your flow and peace of mind. Is that really peace? When Jesus told us in John 16:33; that in the world you will have tribulation ,but we should be of good cheer for He has overcome the world .

This simple means,that when all hell is breaking loose ,we can be at peace .

How ? It’s simple ,do as He said, in Isaiah 26:3;”You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You”.

Then He tells us in Philippians 4: 6-9; “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. 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”.

Before ,Jesus depart from Earth He said , “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”; (John 14:27).

REMEMBER

You have the Peace of God in your heart and in your mind. What is peace ?
PEACE: quietness with rest, calm and tranquility.
Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
John 14:27 Jesus said:
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
-The peace of God in your life keeps you from worries, keeps you from being troubled, and to keeps you from being fearful.
-Do not allow yourself to be agitated and disturbed.
-Do not permit yourself to be fearful, intimidated, cowardly and unsettled.
-Settle and rest yourself in the Peace of God.
+++Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS

Praying In The Name Of Jesus 🗣🙏🏽📖
Let’s consider what it means to pray in the Name Of Jesus. Shortly before he was led to the cross, our Savior said, “ I will do whatever you ask in my name…you may ask me for anything in my name,and I will do it”(John 14:13-14). These are profound words from the lips of Jesus. What does that mean for us ? Surely, it means more than saying “In Jesus Name” at the end of a prayer.
❤️ To pray in the name of Jesus is to pray admitting that God hears us because we are the guest of his Son. It’s to pray in the bold but respectful way that Jesus did while on earth.
❤️ To pray in Jesus Name means we ask God for the things Jesus taught us to ask. He summarized them in the Lord’s Prayer: spiritual things, eternal things. “ May your kingdom spread …May your plans be accomplished on the this rebellious planet…Forgive the way we’ve treated you…Keep us from falling for the evil that allures us” (See Matthew 6:9-13). Only one request in six deals with earthbound matters, and even there he taught us to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread” Not, “ Bless the Dow Jones Average and please be with
the NASDAQ in the next financial quarter.” Of course it’s not wrong to pray beyond our basic needs -to pray that Susie will find her lost kitten, that none of us will catch colds this winter,and that Christmas will hurry up and get here. God loves to preschool children pray. Jesus also invites grownups to “cast all your anxiety on him,” and “present our requests to God” (1 Peter 5:7, Philippians 4:6). But do we really think Jesus gave us a blank check for an easy life ? Do we image we can pray our way clear of trails ? Think again. In your thinking be adults” (1 Corinthians 14:20).
❤️ Tp Pray In Jesus Name reminds us that Jesus death on the cross removed the “sin block” for all who believes. The lines of communication are now open for those who trust in Christ. This is what it means to pray in Jesus Name. For only through Jesus will any prayer be heard by God. (Vital information to know and remember when we desire to speak with God our Father ).
John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
John 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
❤️ Pray In Jesus Name with a clear mind and self control always. A clear mind allows us to be alert and self control allows us to be sober minded.
1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
❤️ Pray In Jesus Name in agreement with other believers .
Matthew 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
“ No learning can make up for the failure to pray. No earnestness , no diligence, no study, no gifts will supply its lack not to do so.”
❤️ Pray In Jesus Name and keep on praying.
This preserve us as we wait for the Lord to answer us. We pray and don’t give up, no matter what is going on in our life.
Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
❤️ Praying in Jesus Name we just don’t pray when we feel like it. We have a appointment with the Lord,and we keep it. A man is powerful in his Spirit when he is praying in the Name Of Jesus.
❤️ To pray in the name of Jesus is to pray in a way that reflects his character and his priorities. It is to pray with his agenda in mind. The whole purpose behind Christ’s coming was to spread the message that sin kills, hell is real, God is merciful, his kingdom can save us, and Jesus is our passport. May all our prayers reflect these core values that Jesus held dearly when he offered his prayers to the Father. Praying In The Name Of Jesus brings all things to God’s attention for his Divine Intervention Thank You Father, Son, & The Holy Spirit for this teaching on Speaking God’s Language & Praying In The Name Of Jesus. We thank you Lord that we are Men Of Christ who are obedient to your Word and apply it, and live it out daily. According to
Acts 5:42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
We pray this lesson ministered to our spirit man edification, exhortation, and comfort. May our God only be glorified in all this.
In Jesus Name we pray, and we will continually pray in Jesus Name Absolutely Amen

HOW CLOSE ARE YOU TO GOD?

IF GOD IS NOT GOING WITH YOU DON’T GO. Don’t ever lean or rely on your own understanding, or education. Trust Him with all, otherwise you will fail.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord , thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart”.(Jeremiah 29:11‭-‬13 NKJV).

“Now therefore, I pray you, if I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways so that I may know You [becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with You, recognizing and understanding Your ways more clearly] and that I may find grace and favor in Your sight. And consider also, that this nation is Your people.” And the Lord said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest [by bringing you and the people into the promised land].” And Moses said to Him, “If Your presence does not go [with me], do not lead us up from here. For how then can it be known that Your people and I have found favor in Your sight? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we are distinguished, Your people and I, from all the [other] people on the face of the earth?” The Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have asked; for you have found favor (lovingkindness, mercy) in My sight and I have known you [personally] by name.” And God said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the Name of the Lord before you; for I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion (lovingkindness) on whom I will show compassion.”
(Exodus 33:13‭-‬17‭, ‬19 AMP)

“But He gives us more and more grace [through the power of the Holy Spirit to defy sin and live an obedient life that reflects both our faith and our gratitude for our salvation]. Therefore, it says, “G od is opposed to the proud and haughty , but [continually] gives [the gift of] grace to the humble [who turn away from self-righteousness].” So submit to [the authority of] God.

RESIST THE DEVIL [stand firm against him] AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU. COME CLOSE TO GOD [with a contrite heart] AND HE WILL COME CLOSE TO YOU. Wash your hands, you sinners; and purify your [unfaithful] hearts, you double-minded [people]. Be miserable and grieve and weep [over your sin]. Let your [foolish] laughter be turned to mourning and your [reckless] joy to gloom. Humble yourselves [with an attitude of repentance and insignificance] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up, He will give you purpose]. Believers, do not speak against or slander one another. He who speaks [self-righteously] against a brother or judges his brother [hypocritically], speaks against the Law and judges the Law. If you judge the Law, you are not a doer of the Law but a judge of it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy [the one God who has the absolute power of life and death]; but who are you to [hypocritically or self-righteously] pass judgment on your neighbor? Come now [and pay attention to this], you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and carry on our business and make a profit.” Yet you do not know [the least thing] about what may happen in your life tomorrow. [What is secure in your life?] You are merely a vapor [like a puff of smoke or a wisp of steam from a cooking pot] that is visible for a little while and then vanishes [into thin air]. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and we will do this or that.” But as it is, you boast [vainly] in your pretension and arrogance. All such boasting is evil. So any person who knows what is right to do but does not do it, to him it is sin”.(James 4:6‭-‬17 AMP).

THE DEVILS PLAN

The devil is not your friend, his job is to destroy you,and he doesn’t take a break, nor vacation from his job.

IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW, The devil is a thief.

“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].
(John 10:10 AMP).

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.(1 Peter 5:8‭-‬11 KJV).

“For I wrote to you out of great distress and with an anguished heart, and with many tears, not to cause you sorrow but to make you realize the [overflowing] love which I have especially for you. But if someone has caused [all this] sorrow, he has caused it not to me, but in some degree—not to put it too severely—[he has distressed and grieved] all of you. For such a one this punishment by the majority is sufficient, so instead [of further rebuke, now] you should rather [graciously] forgive and comfort and encourage him, to keep him from being overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. Therefore I urge you to reinstate him in your affections and reaffirm your love for him. For this was my purpose in writing, to see if you would stand the test, whether you are obedient and committed to following my instruction in all things. If you forgive anyone anything, I too forgive [that one]; and what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of [and with the approval of] Christ, TO KEEP SATAN FROM TAKING ADVANTAGE OF US; FOR WE ARE NOT IGNORANT OF HIS SCHEMES”.
(2 Corinthians 2:4‭-‬11 AMP).

In Christ you are not Condemn
Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no CONDEMNATION to them which are in Christ Jesus…
Condemnation: means no guilty verdict, or punishment.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For God has made His Son Christ Jesus to become sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
+In Christ we are righteous by God’s standard of righteousness therefore let no one’s incorrect assessment opinion of you make you feel condemned.
+In Christ you are accepted and Loved by God our Heavenly Father. Hallelujah and Amen!
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus Loves us while keeping our Faith, Trust and Confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!

WISDOM OF MEN , OR GOD

Romans 1:20-23.

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.(Ephesians 4:17-24).

This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

Proverb 1:5 tells us that :
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.
James 3:17
Wisdom is from above (God)…
1 Cor 1:30
Christ is made wisdom unto us…
1. Wisemen not only seek Christ, but they find Him and follow Him.
2. God’s work done God’s way is always filled with the Wisdom of God.
3. Maturity is walking in the Wisdom and Love of God toward others.
4. Walking in the Wisdom and Love of God is the same as walking in the Power of God.
5. A Wiseman tastes his own words before he speaks them.
+Wisdom is not taught it is given by God.
James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all liberally…
+Continue to walk in the Wisdom and Love is well pleasing unto the Lord and Highly Rewarding.
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for our lives. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our faith, trust and confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!