THE COST OF SIN

Sin entertains then it assassinate. The devil knows what you like,that will  entice ,and captivate you to do things,  against  God’s  will for you. he knows  the poison  that will slowly  kill  you. Be it sex,drugs,alcohol ,even hatred . Anything  that draws you away from God,His plans,and will  for you, is a sin.

“This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us”.(I John 1:5‭-‬10 NKJV).

“For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness. For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”. (Romans 6:14‭-‬23 NKJV).

“Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin”. (James 4:17 NKJV).

“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow. “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord , “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land; But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword”; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken”.(Isaiah 1:16‭-‬20 NKJV).

“Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by  Your  generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You. Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, The God of my salvation, And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise. For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise”. (Psalms 51:7‭-‬17 NKJV).

SPECIAL  KIND OF LOVE

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to  be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 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 4:7‭-‬21 NKJV).

“And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”(I Peter 4:8 NKJV).

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever”. (1 John 2:15‭-‬17 NKJV).

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR MIND

How do you take control of your mind.

“And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]”. (ROMANS 12:2 AMP).

You must know who, and what you’re fighting .

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS, AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALT ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled”. ( 2 Corinthians 10:3‭-‬6 KJV).

REMEMBER
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.”
(2 Corinthians 10:4, NKJV)
Breaking Strongholds
Scripture tells us that there is a battle going on in our minds. Our thoughts dictate our actions. That’s why the enemy will do everything he can to get you thinking in the wrong direction. Sometimes it’s not our own thoughts that are holding us back; sometimes it’s that we’ve believed the negative things that other people have spoken over us. Those words are like seeds. If you dwell on them long enough, they’ll take root and become a reality. In life, there will always be people telling you what cannot be done, speaking negative things. Too often we latch on to those negative words and develop what the Scripture calls a “stronghold.” It’s a wrong thinking pattern that keeps us imprisoned in defeat and keeps us from God’s best. The way you break those negative strongholds is by rejecting the lie and embracing the truth of God’s Word. In other words, you have to choose to delete that negative file in your mind.

Today, why don’t you take inventory of your thought life? Ask yourself, “Where did these thoughts come from? Do they line up with what God says about me?” Break the negative strongholds and embrace God’s truth so you can be all that God has called you to be!

LISTEN

We are in Authority and Power with Jesus.
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!

+To stand STRONG in the Lord we must know by the Word of God that we are STRONG in the Lord, and we must also exercise FAITH in the same Word that demonstrates that we are STRONG in the LORD.
+LORD here emphasizes AUTHORITY, RULERSHIP, and POWER.
Luke 4:36
And they were all amazed, and spoke among themselves, saying, What a WORD is this! for with AUTHORITY and POWER he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.
+With the same AUTHORITY and POWER Jesus also raised the dead, calm the storm and worked many other MIRACLES, and we have the SAME SPIRIT OF FAITH.
•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!

POWER IN THE NAME

THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS .

“THEREFORE  GOD  ALSO  HAS  HIGHLY  EXALTED  HIM  AND  GIVEN  HIM  THE  NAME  WHICH  IS  ABOVE  EVERY  NAME, THAT  AT  THE  NAME  OF  JESUS  EVERY  KNEE  SHOULD  BOW, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”. (Philippians 2:9‭-‬11 NKJV).

“And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask anything in My name, I will do it”. (John 14:13‭-‬14 NKJV).

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.” Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death”. (Revelation 1:10‭-‬18 NKJV).

“Living the Life of God
Acts 17:28
For in Him (Christ Jesus) we Live, and Move, and have our Being.
+Our Being is the new person we are in Him, and the new life we Living in Him)…
+If we are not in Christ Jesus we cannot live the Life of God.
Galatians 2:20
…Christ lives in us…
+All that come from us in Words, Thoughts and Deeds should be Christ in us and nothing of our own (or old) self: the person we were before Christ came into our lives.
+Some may say “Well how about my personal desires. Don’t I count?”
+Think on this: “Lord give me NOT the desires of my heart, but instead give me the Desires of Your Heart”
•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!!!

HE WILL   NEVER LEAVE YOU

Many people  make promises  that they can’t  keep. In marriage  spouses  make promises  that some have no intention  of keeping . 

However , there is only  one person  who actually  make promises , and keeps them.

“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 NKJV).

“No man shall be  able  to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so  I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”(Joshua 1:5‭-‬9 NKJV).

“Let  your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord  is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5‭-‬6 NKJV).

GIVE IT ALL TO GOD

“Cast your burden on the Lord , And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved”.(Psalms 55:22)
“casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you”{1 Peter 5:7}.

Let Go and Trust God
+Are You ever at a loss for words?
+Have you ever had an issue to address with someone, but you just didn’t know where to start?
+Here are some fundamental principles of scripture that will help you.
Proverb 3:5-6
5 Trust in the LORD with all of your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.
6 In all of your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.
Matthew 10:19-20
19 …take no thought how or what all of you shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what all of you shall speak.
20 For it is not all of you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.
Luke 21:14-15
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, NOT to meditate before what all of you shall answer:
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all of your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
Philippians 2:13
For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
+Just let Go and Trust God.

+Have you ever had something to say to someone and wanted to say it the right way, at the right time, but you were also angry with the person?
+Here are some more fundamental principles of scripture that will help us.
James 1:19-20
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man works not the righteousness of God.
Ephesians 4:26
Be all of you angry, and sin not…
Prov 15:1-2
1 A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright…
James 3:2
…If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man…
Eccl 7:9
Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.
+Always be willing to let go of anger while trusting in God and communicating to others in His Love.
•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!

GODLINESS

“Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].(ROMANS 12:1‭-‬2 AMP).

“Therefore, since we have these [great and wonderful] promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, completing holiness [living a consecrated life—a life set apart for God’s purpose] in the fear of God”. (2 CORINTHIANS 7:1 AMP).

“But godliness actually is a source of great gain when accompanied by contentment [that contentment which comes from a sense of inner confidence based on the sufficiency of God]. For we have brought nothing into the world, so [it is clear that] we cannot take anything out of it, either”.(1 TIMOTHY 6:6‭-‬7 AMP).

“So prepare your minds for action, be completely sober [in spirit—steadfast, self-disciplined, spiritually and morally alert], fix your hope completely on the grace [of God] that is coming to you when Jesus Christ is revealed. [Live] as obedient children [of God]; do not be conformed to the evil desires which governed you in your ignorance [before you knew the requirements and transforming power of the good news regarding salvation]. But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves in all your conduct [be set apart from the world by your godly character and moral courage]; because it is written, “Y ou shall be holy (set apart), for I am holy .” (1 PETER 1:13‭-‬16 AMP).