Everything you need… is

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                                                          … in Him!

 
In Christ I live and move …

In Christ …
      I am a new creation;
      old things have passed away!
      2 Cor 5 17

In Christ …
      I am His Workmanship,
      created in Christ Jesus for good works!
      Eph. 2 10

In Christ …
      If I abide in Him
      and His words (rhema) abide in me
      I can ask whatever I desire
      and it will be given to me!
      John 15 7

In Christ …
      I can do all things through Christ
      who strengthens me!
      Phil 4 13

Because … Christ came
      that I may have life,
      and have life more abundantly.
      John 10 10

And therefore …
In Him
      I live and move and have my being!

      Acts 17 28

 

What can you Gain…

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                                                          … by losing?

 
If you were asked
… what you have gained
through spending much time in prayer…
What would your answer be?

I however think the question should be about
what I have lost because of prayer,
as this I believe is much more to the point!

      I have lost anger!
      I have lost bitterness!
      I have lost frustration!
      I have lost my temper
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      I have lost fear … and,
      I have lost the fear of death!

But why is this more important?

Simply because
… through those things that I’ve lost,
… that hindered me from receiving,
I have become free and able to gain
… all that God has promised us.
Love, Joy, Health, Peace, Prosperity and more!

      And everyone who has left houses
      or brothers or sisters or father or mother
      or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake,
      shall receive a hundredfold,
      and inherit eternal life.

      Matt. 19 29

 

Looking for the positive…

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                                                           Nothing negative here!
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      Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
      Luke 11 2

What is God’s will for mankind?
What does He want us to do or not to do?
Why did He give us the Law?

      Sure, the Law tells us what is wrong,
      … tells us what is negative,
      and the Law was given to show up sin!

But is that how God deals with His children?
Is that how God judges us when we do wrong?
NO!
God does not want to lead us by DON’Ts.
… DON’T do this, DON’T do that.
God always shows us the right way out!

      Remember, there is no negative force in heaven,
      … therefore God cannot use anything negative,
      … neither to teach us nor to correct us.

So what does God do?
God always shows us the positive way to go,
… the right way to speak,
… the right way to act and the right way to live!

God wants to bless us!
Let Him!

      I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
      I will counsel you and watch over you.
      Psalm 32 8

 

Take up the challenge

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                                     … and not the problem!

 
When things go wrong in life, and
… there seems to be nothing we can do about them,
we see ourselves as victims of circumstance,
… thinking that God has probably allowed this to happen.

      The result is that it becomes a pressure in our lives,
      … that we struggle to cope or deal with,
      because we are blaming the circumstances
      … and expect God to fix what He allowed!

God however does not cause problems in our lives,
… nor does He use them to teach or judge us!
But like the Overcomer that He is,
… He is challenging us to become!

However… Challenges demand Action!

      Yes, God does have an answer for every question,
      and yes He also has a solution for every challenge in life!
      In fact, He has already overcome,
      and all we need do is to ask Him HOW.

      … and He will tell you things to come.
      John 16 13

Stop looking at everything that confronts you,
as a problem,
but as a challenge that you can overcome!

      All you need to remember is that God will never let you down;
      he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit;
      he’ll always be there to help you come through it.
      1Cor 10 13 (The Message)

 

The fact may be…

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                                           but the truth is!
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Fact is …
… you may be sick,
… you may be broke,
… you may be lonely,
… you may need a job,
or have any other need.

BUT the Truth is …
… you are healed,
… you are redeemed,
… you are loved,
your every need is met.

Because the Truth is …
God supplies your need according to His riches.

However, the question is …
Where are you?

Therefore …
      But seek first the kingdom of God
      and His righteousness,
      and all these things shall be added to you.
      Eph 6 10-11

And you WILL be where the Truth is,
… waiting just for you!
So that He can be the answer you need!
 

The Word …

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                                             … your foundation!

      Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
      the evidence of things not seen.
      Heb 11 1

This implies that something is or is happening!
Yet so often it seems that
… faith is not working as we think it should!
Why?
Because something is missing.
      Thus also faith by itself,
      if it does not have works, is dead.
      James 2 17

Where does faith come from?
      So then faith comes by hearing,
      and hearing by the word of God.
      Rom 10 17

Therefore the Bible also tells us that …
      Now the just shall live by faith;
      But if anyone draws back,
      My soul has no pleasure in him.
      Heb 10 38

So, what does that mean in my life?
God’s Word, and studying information from God’s Word
… is only the beginning, the foundation,
because God’s word, and in fact God Himself
… need to become real in my life!
Then, as I step out on His word, in faith,
… with God as my source,
is when faith becomes alive, real.

      That is what the Kingdom is about
      … is what faith is all about.
      The foundation to life in abundance.
 

Take heed …

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                                               … what you hear!

Jesus, in teaching about the Word,
… and the Word being sown,
also said this …

      Then He said to them,
      ‘Take heed what you hear.
      With the same measure you use,
      it will be measured to you;
      and to you who hear, more will be given.
      For whoever has, to him more will be given;
      but whoever does not have,
      even what he has will be taken away from him.’
      Mark 4 24-25

In other words,
to those who HEAR what the sower says,
attending to, perceiving, considering so as to understand,
to them will be given more,
… they will receive more revelation and understanding,
because God will be able to sow into their lives.

      As also with the mustard seed…
      but when it is sown, it grows up and
      greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches,
      so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade.
      Mark 4 32

The potential in God’s kingdom is limitless!
But the harvest, our harvest,
… what we benefit from or receive,
is relative to what we are willing to put in.
 

The Sabbath…

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                                                    … was made for man!

What is the Sabbath all about?
Jesus gave us this clue…

      The Sabbath was made for man,
      and not man for the Sabbath.
      Mark 2 27

The Sabbath is also called the 7th day,
the day in which God Himself rested

      And on the seventh day God ended His work
      which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day
      from all His work which He had done.
      Gen 2 2-3

God had finished creation for He had
… done and completed everything man would ever need!
God stopped doing as it was all done,
… all done, ready for life, for life in abundance!

BUT… man messed up, rejecting their need of God
… with the result that man now had to work in order to live.
However, God is still the loving God that He is,
and He still wants us to live in His fullness.

      Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest,
      Heb 4 1

      or we who have believed do enter that rest,
      Heb 4 33

In other words, God is saying to us
Come to ME where all that you need is prepared
by simply following Jesus instructions,

      seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
      and all these things shall be added to you.
      Matt 6 33

 

God is not hiding

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                                                … anything from you!

More than once Jesus made this statement…

      I tell you I do not know you,
      Luke 13 27

For as much as God is open to us,
… it seems we are hiding something from Him.

      What we can read and find out about God,
      … is what God would like to do for us.
      But only what we open up to Him,
      … can or will He get involved with.

God wants so much to bless us,
… but His blessings happen on His terms,
and not according to our needs or wants,
… even though He wants to supply in that need.

      It is only as we open our lives to Him,
      … and truly make Him LORD in our lives,
      that His will shapes our lives.
      … our thoughts, our decisions and our actions,
      and where His will for our lives, His will to bless us,
      … becomes evident and real in our lives!

For it is there where all that God has planned,
… purposed and prepared for us,
… will be accessible in our lives!
Why?
Because we have opened ourselves up to Him,
… to where His fullness becomes real in our lives,
and where …

      in Him we live and move and have our being,
      Acts 17 28

 

Responding…

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                                                       … in faith to …

How do we, or how should we respond to grace,
… and to what Jesus has already done?
Quite simply, by faith, for …

      Now faith is the substance of things hoped for…
      Heb 11 1

And furthermore the Bible also tells us …
      Now the just shall live by faith
      Heb 10 38 (Rom 1 17 – Gal 3 11)

So how does this faith work for me?
By responding to what Jesus Himself said He came to do…

      I have come that you may have life,
      and that you may have it more abundantly.
      John 10 10

This really means that my part is to not only receive life,
but to practically LIVE that abundant life Jesus prepared for me,
to live what He has already made available!
In other words, living the benefits of His sacrifice on my behalf!
Are you redeemed? – Yes! –
… then live that life free of condemnation and fear
… that He shed His blood for!
Are you healed? – Yes! –
… then live that healing that He sacrificed His body for!

That is what the apostle Paul told the Philippians, saying

      work out your own salvation
      Phil 2 12

By taking hold of the fullness of life,
… and LIVE in all that Jesus has already done for you,
by receiving the fullness of salvation in Christ Jesus
and living a victorious, full and abundant life.