FREE AT LAST,DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS?

Some folks take freedom for granted, because they don’t know what it means to be free,if you have ever been incarcerated ,you have a taste of the lack of freedom . The decisions you make,may lead you to make wrong choices, that can and will be detrimental to our life and well being.
+All decisions are important.
+Every decision we make affects or highly impacts our lives in some way or another.
+When it comes to our personal lives some things should NOT BE, but yet THEY ARE.
+When it comes to our decision making who makes our decisions?
+Does God Make our decisions?
+Does the enemy (satan, devil) makes our decisions?
+Or do we make all decisions for ourselves?
Proverb 3:5-7
5 TRUST in the LORD with ALL YOUR HEART; and LEAN NOT INTO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING.
6 IN ALL YOUR WAYS acknowledge him, and HE SHALL DIRECT YOUR PATHS.
7 Be NOT WISE in YOUR OWN EYES…

+Remember In all our ways we acknowledged the Lord and He directs our paths.
+Yes! God directs, but we make the decision to go in the directions He is leading us.
+Some of us do not make the decision to go in God’s Directions, and when things go wrong we blame God.
+In Genesis 2:16-17, and in Chapter 3, Adam made the wrong decision. He went in his own direction in the Garden of Eden.
+Then Adam blamed God and the Eve for what he did.
+Remember this, every ungodly, unrighteous or wrong decision will eventually lead to the point of sin and possible death in some way or another.
+Let us make decisions that promote Life, Love, Truth, Righteousness, Holiness and Faith for the Glory of God. Amen!

+Our decisions are influenced by our upbringing, life experiences and also by our character.
Proverb 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
+Our training and upbringing influences our decision making.
+We are still be trained and brought up in the things of God with the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit.
+Allow the Holy Spirit to influence your decision making.
Matthew 12:33
Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit.
+In other words the fruit we bear reveals our character, and our character influences our decisions.
+Let the fruit we bare be the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), and the Fruits of Righteousness (James 3:18).

1 Kings 18:21says,
And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long do you halt (or hesitate) between two opinions? if the LORD is God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
+Never you get stuck between two decisions. Our God is a clear and decisive God. He will lead us and guide us through all decisions.
+Remember James 1:8 A double-minded man is UNSTABLE in ALL HIS WAYS.
+Double minded also means:
-to be back and forth with the same thing.
-One moment the answer is YES and the next moment the answer is NO.
-One moment we in FAITH and the next moment we are in DOUBT.
+Let us make sure we are not double minded but DECISIVE when it comes to the things of God and decision making in our lives.

Finally
+It’s your choice (decision) to choose your words carefully.
Matthew 12:36
36 But I say unto you, that every IDLE WORD that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37 For by your WORDS you shall be JUSTIFIED, and by your WORDS you shall be CONDEMNED.
+IDLE WORDS are USELESS WORDS. These are words that do not promote Love, Truth, Holiness, Righteousness and Faith.
+Choose with Godly Wisdom WHAT to speak, HOW to speak it, WHEN to speak it, and WHERE to speak it.
Psalm 19:14
Let the WORDS OF OUR MOUTHS, and the MEDITATIONS OF MY HEARTS, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my Strength, and Our Redeemer.
•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!

Acts 3:19-20 tells us to:
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, [20] and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus.

My Prayer…
Loving Lord Jesus, You have loved me even though I have not loved You. I admit that I am a sinner and I know that there is no other way to have my many sins forgiven except through Your blood, that was shed at Calvary – for sinners such as me.

I believe that You died for me and that You took all the punishment for my sins that I justly deserve. Lord I repent of all my sins and pray that You would forgive me all my trespasses.

Please come into my life – I receive You as my Saviour for You promised that as many as receive You – You will give the right to become sons of God.. even to those who believe on Your name. Lord I believe and want to follow You as My Lord and Saviour, from this day forward.. In Jesus Mighty Name. Thank You for hearing my prayer. Amen

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THE DEVIL IS DEFEATED . 

As christians satan’s desire is to destroy us, Jesus saud, “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”. (John 10:10 NKJV).

“And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”(Luke 22:31‭-‬32 NKJV). In this life,we can’t  afford  to lose our faith,hope,and trust in God. Because , it will lead to discouragement,frustration ,and things that will let us feel defeated.

Don’t  allow  that to happen ,you should  know that, the devil is no match for us. Because,  Jesus not only defeated him;But He gave us the authority over him. “And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”(Luke 10:18‭-‬20 NKJV).

REMEMBER :

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 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, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled”.(II Corinthians 10:3‭-‬6 NKJV).

“There  is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who  live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to  be  compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. 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. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the  will  of God. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to  be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can  be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It  is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It  is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”. (Romans 8:1‭-‬39 NKJV).

You Have Victory, and Rest in the Lord, as 1 Kings 5:4 says;
But now the LORD my God has given me REST ON EVERY SIDE, so that there is neither ADVERSARY nor MISFORTUNE.
+We have REST ON EVERY SIDE in Christ Jesus.
Acts 17:28
For in Him (Christ Jesus) we LIVE, and MOVE, and have our BEING…
+The (ADVERSARY) the devil is DEFEATED by our Lord Jesus Christ, and no WEAPONS, or (MISFORTUNE) formed against us shall prosper, or (overcome us).
+For LORD our God has given us REST ON EVERY SIDE, so that there is neither ADVERSARY nor MISFORTUNE should happen to us.
+Thank God for this VICTORY in Christ Jesus our Lord.
+Hallelujahs to Jesus!!!
•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!!!

LOVE NEVER HURT ANYONE

IT’S  ALL ABOUT  LOVE.

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not LOVE, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the  gift  of  prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not LOVE, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the  poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not LOVE, it profits me nothing. LOVE  suffers long and is kind; LOVE  does not envy; LOVE  does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. LOVE  never fails. But whether there  are prophecies, they will fail; whether there  are tongues, they will cease; whether there  is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; BUT  THE  GREATEST  OF  THESE  IS  LOVE”. (1  Corinthians 13:1‭-‬13 NKJV).

“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must  do.  BUT  ABOVE  ALL  THESE  THINGS  PUT  ON  LOVE, WHICH  IS  THE  BOND  OF  PERFECTION. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful”. (Colossians 3:12‭-‬15 NKJV).

“And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “LOVE  WILL  COVER  A  MULTITUDE  OF  SINS.”(1  Peter 4:8 NKJV).

“LOVE  has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in LOVE; but PERFECT  LOVE  casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in LOVE. We LOVE  HIM  because He first loved us. If someone says, “I LOVE  GOD,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not LOVE  his brother whom he has seen, how can he LOVE  God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must LOVE  his brother also”. (1  John 4:17‭-‬21 NKJV).

TRUST GOD AND SEE

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”{Deuteronomy 31:6}

Two PAINS of Life
+The PAIN of Discipline and the Pain of Regret.
+The more we fail in the Pain of Discipline, the more we will experience the Pain of Regret.
+The pain of regret comes from not trying, giving up and making bad decisions.
+The Pain of Discipline brings you Strength, Prosperity and Good Success.
+Never let the Pain of Regret paralyze your life because our God is Merciful, Forgiving, Gracious, Loving and filled with Compassion.
Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
+Remember all things are possible by God and all things are possible to them that believe.
Proverb 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all of your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.

REMEMBER THIS:
We are Blessed in Christ,and
John 10:10( AMP) says,
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the fullest until it overflows).
1 John 3:8 AMP
[But] he who commits sin [who practices evildoing] is of the devil [takes his character from the evil one], for the devil has sinned (violated the divine law) from the beginning. The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done].
+The abundantly (Blessed) life is only found in Christ.
+The abundantly (Blessed) Life  consists of all that pertains to life and godliness.
+Remember that in Christ all the works of the enemy against us are totally and completely destroyed.
•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!

SPREAD THE GOODS NEWS

“How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”. (Isaiah 52:7 NKJV).

“How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “ Lord , who has believed our report?” So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”. (Romans 10:14‭-‬17 NKJV).

Be a witness, tell them what the Lord did and is still doing. 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.[2 Corinthians 5:20].

“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.  He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.  And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;  they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”(Mark 16:15‭-‬18 NKJV).

+There is no Truth Apart from God
+God is the Source of all truth.
John 14:6
Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life…
+Jesus is the way to ALL TRUTH.
+The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth, John 15:26, and He reveals Truth to us.
+The Word of God is the Word of Truth, John 17:17.
+We cannot stand for the Truth without first knowing the Truth.
+Truth brings the Fullness of God to our lives, and that Truth is Christ Jesus our Lord.
•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!Facts and Principles of TRUTH Part 1
+There is no Truth Apart from God
+God is the Source of all truth.
John 14:6
Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life…
+Jesus is the way to ALL TRUTH.
+The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth, John 15:26, and He reveals Truth to us.
+The Word of God is the Word of Truth, John 17:17.
+We cannot stand for the Truth without first knowing the Truth.
+Truth brings the Fullness of God to our lives, and that Truth is Christ Jesus our Lord.

+To deny Truth is to say that God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, and His Word is the TRUTH.
John ‪17:17‬
God’s Word is TRUTH.
John 14:6 Jesus is the Person of TRUTH (Truth Personified).
Matthew ‪10:33‬
But whosoever shall deny Me (The TRUTH) before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Luke 12:9
But he that denies Me (The TRUTH) before men shall be denied before the Angels of God.
+Always Stand uncompromisingly IN the Truth, WITH the Truth, and FOR the Truth.
+No one can do anything against the TRUTH but for the TRUTH.
+When we stand for the TRUTH, the TRUTH will stand for us, and work for us.
•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!

UNCONDITIONAL  LOVE

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved”. (John 3:16‭-‬17 NKJV).

““As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends”. (John 15:9‭-‬10‭, ‬12‭-‬13 NKJV).

The Mark of the Disciples of Christ.
John 13:35
By this shall all men know that you are my Disciples, if you have LOVE one to another.
Jesus said in John 14:15
If you LOVE me, keep my commandments.
+The LOVING of Christ and the LOVING of one another is evidence that we are Disciples of Christ.
+Remember the FRUIT of the SPIRIT (the FRUIT of the HEART of those who follow Christ) is LOVE.
+The HEARTS of all Disciples of Christ are filled with the LOVE of Christ by the Holy Spirit.
+Can our HEARTS be filled with the LOVE of Christ and Hatred, Unforgiveness, Bitterness, Wickedness and Evil at the same time?
+Let us judge ourselves that we be not judged, and let the LOVE of God the Judge.
+May we all be found guilty of His love and not guilty of the devil’s unrighteousness.
•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!

PEDDLING  GOD’S  WORD

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we  are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ”.(II Corinthians 2:14‭-‬17 NKJV).

DESTRUCTIVE  DOCTRINES  

“But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber”. (II Peter 2:1‭-‬3 NKJV).

“And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 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. These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ”. (I Corinthians 2:1‭-‬5‭, ‬10‭-‬16 NKJV).

Matthew 7:21 

Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but they that do THE WILL of my Father who is in heaven. 

John 14:15 

If you love me, keep my commandments. 

+When it comes to our lives and what we do,!Jesus is not Lord AT ALL it He is not Lord OF ALL ( Lord of our lives and all that we do). 

+The proof of our salvation is in the demonstration of doing THE WILL (and obeying the commandments) of our Father who is in heaven.

+THE WILL of God is found in the Word of God. The Holy Spirit always leads us in THE WILL of God. 

•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!