"I have made the earth,
and created man on it.
I - My Hands - stretched out the heavens,
and all their host I have commanded."
We are pressing toward the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus!
Taking our Seat in Heavenly Places in Christ Jesus
“…that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind …” See Ephesians 4:23 & Romans 12:2.
The Church: The Power of God
We are individual members with great power and capacity to change the world!
“The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.” Psalm 103:19
Jesus said that Kingdom is within us. When we put all our assignments together they form a spectacular tapestry of God’s glory to embrace the world with the call:
“… 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.” 2 Corinthians 5:19
God is not holding their trespasses against them. Wow! How can this be?
Jesus came to pay a debt He didn’t owe because we owed a debt we couldn’t pay.
This is where you and I and all the brethren began our new life in Christ.
“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.” John 3:16
There is not one individual alive on planet earth that has been left out of God’s invitation.
All of our assignments are rooted in the message of the cross.
The Meeting that Changes Everything
As time pushes us closer to “meeting Jesus in the air” (1 Thessalonians 4:17), our assignments are of greater importance and value.
Knowing who you are in Christ brings a holy boldness to enforce your Kingdom rights.
Grace was given to run our race by faith. See Hebrews 12:1-2.
Obstacles, cares and fear will try to darken your vision, affect your plan, undermine your purpose and steal your power. This is easily corrected.
Jesus is the Author and Finisher of our faith. Faith is invisible. Faith is the holder of your destiny. We walk by faith and not by sight. The just shall live by faith. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Faith moves mountains! Without faith it is impossible to please God. Faith overcomes the world.
“The life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God…” Galatians 2:20
God forbid that the teaching of faith would ever be considered unwelcome in our pulpits and assemblies, for Satan would like nothing better.
“Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.”
“But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 10:38-11:1
“For yet a little while and He who is coming will come and will not tarry.”
Thoughts, Core Beliefs and Power
“As a man thinketh so is he.” Proverbs 23:7
Stinkin thinkin: Fear
If the river of faith goes dry, fear moves in.
Fear is the opposite of faith.
Fear begins as a thought and an image.
Fear is faith in something undesirable coming to pass.
Fear comes from hearing, and hearing the lies of the world/devil.
Jesus said fear would increase in our generation. Read Luke 21:25-36.
Each member of the End Days Church must learn to resist fear so that the authority Jesus gave us can be used against our enemy as we continue to march forward.
God’s Word: The Answer
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
Fear is a spirit. Cast him out!
Read Colossians 2:15 & Mark 16:17.
Three spiritual forces from our God:
God, our Father, is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29
Jesus will baptize us with the Holy Spirit and fire. Luke 3:16
“You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.” Acts 1:8
Jesus has given us authority over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt us. Luke 10:19
The Holy Spirit, the Helper, will dwell with us and be in us. Jesus did not leave us as mere orphans. John 14: 15-18
We have citizenship in heaven with Kingdom rights as heirs of God.
See Philippians 3:20, Hebrews 12:22-24 & Romans 8:17.
“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” 1 Corinthians 6:19
Love is the most powerful force on earth.
God is love. 1 John 4:8
Perfected love casts out all fear. 1 John 4:18
Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:8
Love empowers faith. Faith is the victory that overcomes the world.
See 1 John 5:4 & Galatians 5:6.
And this is His commandment: believe on the name of Jesus Christ and love one another.
1 John 3:23
A sound mind is a mind free of tormenting thoughts.
“Jesus said unto him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind…’” Matthew 22:37
You have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16
Take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5
Be anxious for nothing. Pray and God’s peace will guard your heart and mind through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Think on things that are: True, noble, just, pure and lovely, of good report, virtuous and praise worthy. Philippians 4:8
“Do not worry… do not worry… do not worry.” Matthew 6:25-34
Meditate the word day and night and you will have good success. Joshua 1:8
“Be doers of the word, not hearers only.” James 1:22
“That My joy may remain in you and be full.” John 15:11
PERSONAL THOUGHT PATTERNS WILL AFFECT YOUR DESTINY
- Whatever thoughts, Godly or ungodly, that you permit to come into your mind and continually think about will affect decisions you make.
- Decisions will determine your actions.
- Actions become habits.
- Habits will affect your values and character.
- Your character will determine how well you fulfill your ministry call.
Your Inner Core Belief System
Every individual has a system of thoughts that make up what they believe or don’t believe.
Every born again creation in Christ has an inward belief system that is very powerful when accompanied by God’s Spirit and rooted in the Word. God’s child, who has come out of the world, is called to replace old-man thoughts with new-man thinking based on what scripture says.
This is a daily process that takes place through the study of God’s Word.
Seek first the Kingdom of God is a command from the Head of the Church. We are living in a time when the world’s wickedness and distractions are seeking to influence us, even in the privacy of our own homes. Technology knows no boundaries and is after your attention every morning. Put God’s word first place. “Wisdom is the principal thing.” Proverbs 4:7
The Holy Spirit recorded Jesus’ intimate prayer with His Father before heading to the garden of Gethsemane to pay the ultimate price for mankind. It is saturated with His love and compassion for His disciples and for those that would come later, you and me. Receive the breath of His Presence as He whispers this into your heart today:
“But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.
“They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
“As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.
“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.”
God is with us Saints, do not fear!
“As He is, so are we in this world.” 1 John 4:17
Power, love and a sound mind are spiritual forces that will help you dominate the corruption that is in the world through lust. Add to that your inner image of “who you are in Christ” and “no weapon formed against you will prosper!” Isaiah 54:17
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