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It’s a brand new year with brand new opportunities! It’s a great time to refocus and reprioritize the things of God and His plans for your life in this season. The more you focus on the Lord: reading, praying, and studying the Word of God the more your desires will align with His will for your life and the more He can reveal and give to you. Seek the Lord and lay out your requests before Him, and trust that He will direct you and show you the way you should go. The Lord will bless you abundantly with the things that matter the most in your life which are spiritual and enduring even as you prosper in the natural. Remember not to become super focused on pursuing material gains that will ALL pass away while forsaking the pursuit of spiritual fruit in your life which is the most important for you and the body of Christ as a whole. Trust the Lord and trust the process as He leads and guides you from day to day. Unfortunately we live in a sin sick world, and will all have to deal with the negative influences and hurtful words and deeds of those around us who fail to walk in the Spirit and in obedience to the Word by choice or negligence. This is the day that the Lord has made so rejoice in it and give praise for all of the great things that lay before us! God is good and He is faithful to do exactly what He has promised each of us His children, so trust Him and never doubt. What you need God’s got it, so seek ye first the Kingdom of God that he can supply it for you and for me!
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4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
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Facing a difficult test on today? Find peace in the word. Praying for a miracle? Believe that God is still doing great things in your life and mine! Have a dire need? Know that God is your provider. Stuck in a difficult situation and can’t see your way out? Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. God promised to do a new thing in the bible days, and He is still able to do so on today!! Sad, broken, depressed, and/or oppressed? Look to the hills, because your help comes from God who sits high and looks low. He cares about you! He will never leave you nor forsake you! Trust Him and obey what He directs you to do, and everything will turn out right in due season!
You are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus! No matter what you face on today go forth knowing Jesus is with you. You are not alone. The battle is not yours. Victory is yours!! Rejoice!!
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These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
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Don’t wait for a call for corporate prayer and fasting at your church. Seek after the Lord individually, and He will bless you and those connected to you. I know for a fact that God will answer! He will show you things and tell you things that others cannot understand, perceive, or receive. He will strengthen you and keep you through the attacks that will come, and they will surely come! There have been times when I’ve thought I can’t take anymore, but God! Keep your eyes on Him. Don’t get distracted. Turn your ears from the naysayers, criticizers, and backbiters. Stay focused. Don’t cave in to the pressure. Don’t get discouraged by your curcumstances. Maintain the right attitude, and remember you’re fight is with the enemy and not others that he will try to use as his pawns. The spiritual will reign over the natural. The natural man may be weak and fearful, but the spirit man is a warrior. Keep pressing. Keep fighting. Keep believing. The more you get pressed down and surrounded just keep bending your knees, praying and fasting. Your turn around will come in due season if you faint not! Keep the faith, and remember that there is POWER in the mighty name of JESUS!! Call on Him, and He will answer by and by.
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2 Corinthians 10:4
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
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9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord:
10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
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And the people said, “speak unto us smooth things”. Have you noticed the change of times. I remember growing up the old people would tell you to drink the nastiest of concoctions for medicine to heal the body, and in reluctant obedience we would comply. Today everyone wants flavored water, flavored drinks, flavored medicine, and run from the remedies of the old days even if they worked. This makes me think about the changes in our culture as a whole.
Is the goal for personal pleasure and comfort taking us further and further from the old landmarks and more importantly God? Is the desire to please flesh suppressing the move of the Holy Spirit in our homes, communities, and churches? Has the pursuit of worldly measures to heal the hurting heart, mind, body, and soul taken away the true joy, peace, and deliverance that only Christ can give? I think we can all sadly agree and answer, “yes” to each of the above.
It’s way past time for us to go back to the old landmarks, and train up our children with the understanding of the need for boundaries to protect us and not bind us for the safety of our souls. It’s time for us to swallow the bitter pill of being separate and holy in a world that seemingly has found a better way and an easier way. It’s time to listen to the instructions and wisdom of our elders, those who have gone before us, to show us the way we should go. It’s time to lay aside every weight and every sin, and walk in the truth of the Word of God found in our bibles that many have set aside for an “easier way” sadly forgetting that the road to heaven is a narrow way. It’s time to pursue after God, and to find our way into a church preaching and teaching truth. It’s time to submit ourselves to the word that’s sharper than a two edged sword, and allow it to cut away everything in us that’s not like Christ. It’s going to hurt. It’s going to sting. It’s going to taste bitter at times, but in the end it will be worth it all!!
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26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
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1. Remember you were made in the image of God, therefore your life should be a reflection of Him in word and deed.
2. God expects each of us to be productive and good stewards of all he has provided for each of us.
3. The directions to be fruitful, multiply, replenish and subdue was given to be fulfilled between a man and a woman.
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1 John 2:1-6
1My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
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1. Your life should prove you are a Christian in word and deed.
2. You should be a reflection of your heavenly Father. Others should see Him in you!
3. Live a holy and separated life unto the Lord. Repent quickly if you mess up, and give God thanks for His mercy and grace through the sacrifice of Jesus.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.