CHRIST BECAME THE CURSE FOR US

Christ’s journey to the cross, grave, hell and back was not by accident. It was carefully thought out with every aspect of our salvation well considered.

Christ fulfilled all righteousness to make us bona-fide heirs to the promise God made to Abraham. He became a curse so that those of us once seen as ‘a curse’ can partake of the blessings of Abraham through faith. Halleluyah.

If you think you’ve been forsaken by our heavenly Father because of situations you find yourselves, think again. Remember he is the Master Planner and all is going to ultimately work out for our good.

I pray that this season of resurrection will remind you of how Jesus loves you deeply.

Who could ever divorce us from the endless love of God’s Anointed One? Absolutely no one! For nothing in the universe has the power to diminish his love toward us. Troubles, pressures, and problems are unable to come between us and heaven’s love. What about persecutions, deprivations, dangers, and death threats? No, for they are all impotent to hinder omnipotent love,

Romans 8:35 TPT

Another good read is THE POWER OF CHOICES

VICTORY THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD

TEXT: 2 Corinthians 10: 3-5

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,

2 Corinthians 10: 3- 5

I’ll take the first paragraph to summarize the whole message today. Having the upper hand in spiritual warfare (since we are in constant conflict with negating powers in our earthly race), is a product of having a deep revelation of who God truly is.

The battle is all about God’s chosen creation not knowing for themselves, who God is and who they are in Christ. The devil is quite aware that your understanding Yahweh, puts him at a loss. He knows too well this fact, that armed with our testimony of God through Christ, we over power him (Revelation 12:11a ). This is why the devil is fighting tooth and nail so we do no catch that revelation.

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.

Revelation 12:11a

The blood and the word. The blood for every confessed believer is a very powerful weapon and shield and so are the words of our testimony of faith.

WHAT IS YOUR TESTIMONY?

We are looking at the knowledge of God and its efficacy in having this knowledge. If overcoming the devil entails words of testimony, then it will do well to understand what a testimony is in this context.

“Sharing (or giving) a testimony” in Christianity is telling someone else about your relationship with God. Christian believers would likely define testimony by the public profession of their faith journey and relationship with God.” -Linda Gilden

The Merriam Webster dictionary explains TESTIMONY as a public profession of religious experience; an open acknowledgement; a firsthand authentication of a fact. All this sums up to one thing – KNOWLEDGE.

The testimony of a believer is your understanding and profession of who God is and who you are in Him. In a testimony is a relationship established and acknowledged. It is this profession that scares the devil no little bit.

Your testimony should therefore be a clear statement of

1. Your life before redemption

“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.”

Ephesians 2: 1-2

You alone can tell how far gone you were before you saw the Light of God. There should be a very personal touch to this part of your testimony statement.

2. How you were saved by Christ. Your moment of encounter

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”

John 5: 24

Go ahead to meditate on the process our Lord and savior took to redeem mankind to God. See 1John 5: 10 – 11

“He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son. And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.”

1 John 5: 10- 11

3. Your journey, knowledge of and relationship with God at the time of profession.

You shine a light on the God who has saved you for others to see and be saved and you overcome the devil by the words of your testimony. Do good to have yours written and memorized. It will come in handy in a day of affliction.

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHO GOD REALLY IS?

I like the emphasis on who God is as written in Isaiah

Doubtless You are our Father, Though Abraham was ignorant of us, And Israel does not acknowledge us. You, O Lord , are our Father; Our Redeemer from Everlasting is Your name.

Isaiah 63:16

The word ‘DOUBTLESS’ comes with a strong conviction and the repetition in the same verse, futher buttresses this. God is our Father and most importantly and dangerously to the kingdom of the adversary, He is our REDEEMER.

Conclusively,

God is your Father, He has been your Redeemer since everlasting. There is power in knowing that only God can save and redeem you out of darkness. You carry power when you have a testimony of the most powerful.

Let me end with this, since you are created in the image and likeness of God, you carry his DNA and by your testimony and the blood, no power can defeat you.

Read related topic on OVERCOMING PRINCIPALITIES

SUDDEN CELEBRATION

Judy Jacobs ‘Days of Elijah’

TEXT 1: 2 Kings Chapters 6 & 7
KEY VERSE: “Then Elisha said, “Hear the word of the LORD. Thus says the LORD: ‘Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria.’ ””
‭‭II Kings‬ ‭7:1‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

TEXT 2: “When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.””
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭126:1-2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

This is our season of sudden celebration. The time when God is set to do a 180 degrees turnaround of unfavourable situation in your life …. Halleluyah.

Celebration in my own lay term, means to rejoice over a pleasant happening. To have it suddenly means an unexpected disruption of that unfavourable situation.


2020 has been a great year for some people but then we cannot deny that it has been somewhat a tough year for many others too. We admit that the Lord our God has been faithful to us and this is why in the midst of casting downs we declare a lifting.

Many of you experienced various levels of ‘casting downs’ or unfavourable conditions during this lockdown year. For some, theirs have been a long travail in hopelessness.

Woman with the issue of blood

What have you experienced or still experiencing, that has put you in a state of hopelessness? Today I have come to announce to you that your season of sudden celebration has come. Receive it in the mighty name of Jesus.

The bible on numerous accounts has shown the Lord turning around the sufferings of his people suddenly and unexpected. Our key text shows how Samaria being besieged by the enemy, suffered famine until they had to eat their kids to survive. What could be more hopeless than that? Even the king who was to be their protector had given up hope in God(See 2Kings 6:27. He had concluded that the Lord could not help them
Other references of state of hopelessness that received a sudden turnaround includes

  1. The Jews in the book of Esther who being faced with annihilation by the Persians experienced a divine turnaround of the situation to the extent that they became VIP citizens. They still celebrate that victory till this day.
  2. The Israelites in the middle of the Red Sea and Pharaoh. Their victory song was recorded after the word came forth to move forward and the parting of the sea.
  3. The woman in the issue of blood travailed for 12 years in that condition. Her suffering seized after her encounter with Jesus. Read the account in Mark 5:25-34 And many more.


I do not want to detail the types of hopeless situation that may be confronting you today, I want to speak and reassure you of the infallible power of the most high God to change any unpleasant situation this season.

We have spoken so much on faith. We are quite aware that faith moves mountains. Encouragement from the word tells us to have faith and see wonders. Perhaps, many have exercised faith so big but no results. This is not to say God isn’t working through your faith. He could perhaps expect you to try WORKS instead.

The lepers announce the good news

This is where I am going to. Faith without work is dead (James 2:26). I have but one word for you today. IF YOU MUST EXPERIENCE SUDDEN CELEBRATION, YOU MUST TAKE A STEP OF FAITH. That step of faith is seen throughout the whole references I have given. In simple words, be prepared to take risks like they did. Risk takers like the lepers in 2 Kings chapter 7 were the first to enjoy the sudden turnaround.

You may have been looked down upon and rejected just like the lepers and the woman with the issue of blood were, take the plunge because it is your season of celebration. The Lord is set to confound your adversaries like he did Haman and Pharaoh.

Let’s take 2 prayer points.

  1. It is my season of celebration, I will not miss it in the mighty name of Jesus.
  2. I receive strength and courage to take Holyspirit inspired steps towards my turnaround.

Enjoy reading also, THE MYSTERY OF ‘IT IS WRITTEN

THE POWER OF CHOICES

John Waller ‘As for me and my house’

Text 1: Deuteronomy 28:1-68

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. …

Text 2: Psalms 1:1-3

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Praise God for the month of ABUNDANCE.
This morning we will be looking at:

  1. Implication of the choices we make

2. How to discern choices in the face of obscurity

3. How to make the right choices and decisions.

Making choices

IMPLICATION OF THE CHOICES WE MAKE

We should be familiar with common prose, ‘the choices you make can either make or mar you’. This is true as it was apparent in the lives of some figures from the Bible we will set as reference for this topic.

We are looking at ways to enjoy great grace in this season of abundance, so it is pertinent, that we understand the rules of engagement with our Father in heaven, who owns the cattle over a thousand hills.

We’ll pick a couple of references from the scriptures.

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Consider King David the son of Jesse. His sin of adultery and murder was a product of a bad choice. What bad choice did he make? Eating the bread of IDLENESS. David had a choice to join the army of Israel in the battle field but he chose to relax at home. The devil filled his thoughts with lust and the result of idleness, was the death that swept through his household. You want to enjoy abundant prosperity, you want to avert the wages of sin? ARE YOU EATING THE BREAD OF IDLENESS?

Our second item is Rehoboam the son of Solomon and grandson of David. 1Kings 12:1-17 gives an account of how he despised the counsel of the elders and followed that of the younger men that was evil. The people of Israel revolted against him and till this day, the house of David has not been one because of it. He lost territory because of evil counsel. Remember our second anchor text? If you want to live a life of abundance, do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly


HOW TO DISCERN CHOICES IN THE FACE OF OBSCURITY

Sometimes, the situation we find ourselves can put us on a spot as to what choices are right or wrong for the season. You could receive an offer of a huge amount of money from one who wants you to compromise your faith, at a point of nothingness and then it is easy for you to conclude that the Lord remembered to bless you. Not all blessings are from God. Only His blessings make rich and add no sorrow to it. (Proverbs 10:22).

The above scripture is pivotal to right decision making. Whenever you are at a crossroad on what choices to make, ensure you tick these checkboxes

1.Will this choice make me an enemy or a friend to God? You have to be sure that God’s standards in the word are not compromised by the choices we make.

2. You are a child of God and you carry his spirit. Are you at peace in the spirit over your choice? The Spirit of God nudges every child of God, we are just so into ourselves that we do not hear Him. Connecting to God through the Spirit puts us on the expressway of knowing the mind of God. If you want to make the right choices, eat Spirit food to stay connected always. Fast pray and read the word.

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

John 16:13

3. Seek godly counsel. It is important to have people around you who you are confident will give you counsel as if from the mouth of God himself. (See….Psalms 1:1-3)

HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES AND DECISIONS

If you noticed, this point and the previous look similar. It is important to note that it sure is one thing to discern the right or wrong choice and it is another thing to do the right thing.

A lot of people even after knowing what path to take, find it very difficult to follow through on it. A number of factors are a culprit in this regard.

  1. The spirit of disobedience at work
  2. Forces assigned to cause one to make errors.

We will be praying along these 2 lines now and constantly too.

Saul lost grace as a result of disobedience. May we not make errors like Paul (then Saul) who thought he was killing Christians to please God. God caused Pharaoh to suffer in the hands of that same spirit of error.

I pray in the name of Jesus, we will make good choices and we will fulfill purpose in life. Amen

You should read …. URIAH: the excellent team spirit

PRAISE YOUR WAY THROUGH

I’m being led in the direction of praise this morning.

Sometimes the battles we fight in the spirit are easily won through PRAISE. We need to be sensitive to the Spirit to understand when to employ the weapon of praise. Paul and Silas understood the power of praise. Halleluyah glory to God.

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

Acts 16: 25-26

In this month of moving forward, praise your way through.

Elshaddai by Spirit of Praise Team ft. Benjamin Dube

I’ll say a few prayers.

  1. Any power assigned to disarm me, by taking away the sound of praise from my lips be disgraced in the name of Jesus.
  2. Just like the prison gates could not contain praising Paul and Silas, every shackle of the enemy assigned to stop us from moving forward is broken through our praise in Jesus mighty name.
  3. Songs of praise will fill our homes and it will fill our hearts.
  4. We will not struggle in any battle of life. In the name of Jesus, we will praise our way through.
  5. Thank you sweet Holyspirit for ministering to our spirits in songs. We will never be short of songs of praise in Jesus mighty name.

AMEN

Let God lead

‘Breathe’ by Dunsin Oyekan

When God leads, there is an assurance of peace. What we must crave for as warriors is to have the Lord of Hosts with us at all times.

Exodus 33:14 tells of how rest comes with God’s presence.
And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14

See Psalms 23:2b
He leads me beside the still waters.’ When God leads, there is an assurance of peace and an affirmation of righteousness.

There is no mistake in the scripture that says…. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33. It is okay to go after the things for the belly but it is most important to go after God himself. When you hold on to God and all that pertains to the kingdom, every other thing will fall in place and that’s where you’ll find PEACE.

SEEK HIS PRESENCE NOW There is more of God in us to be revealed and until we know him and follow him closely, we will walk in total darkness. To fulfil purpose on earth we need to encounter God on a very personal level.

God leads on a pathway of life

I pray for somebody today, this month, you will see God clearer and understand His mind concerning you.

WELCOME TO OUR MONTH OF DIVINE ENCOUNTER

And the Lord will create over the whole site, over every dwelling place of Mount Zion and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory shall be a canopy (a defense of divine love and protection).

Isaiah 4:5

Prepare for the encounter

But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

Acts 2:16-18

October will see you soaring on a whole new level of spirituality to the glory of Yahweh in Jesus mighty name, Amen.

FOURTH MAN IN THE FIRE

By Pastor Prudence Onyedikachi

Jesus the fourth man in the fire

Child of God hear this… that fire cannot consume you!!!

As humans, we will experience tribulations, pains, disappointments, failures will come, issues of life will come to break us, it is because we are alive, we are still living.

We are all in it, but the good thing is that we are not left alone in it, there is a fourth man in the fire with us. Jesus is the fourth man in the fire with us.

He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God

Daniel 3:25

The fire may be burning(fire must burn) but we will not be hurt, Jesus is there with us

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:6

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze

Isaiah 43:2

For Jesus to be in the fire with you, you must be born again. Trust me,with him, you will not be hurt.
Just say this prayer with me if you have made up your mind to receive him as your personal Lord and saviour.

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior.

Believe me you are born again, send a message today and we will take you through the scriptures.
God bless you!

URIAH: The Excellent Team Spirit

There is an urgency to remind the Church of the power of unity, oneness and team spirit. These are the last days and the kingdoms of God and the enemy are in a constant battle of claiming territories and soul harvest. If there is any weapon the devil succeeds mostly with, it is the weapon of disunity.

Consider these scriptures;

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

Psalms 133:1-3

See, we achieve more together as a body on any cause.

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Permit me to reintroduce to you this warrior, a man with an excellent team spirit… URIAH.

It Pays To Serve Jesus

Most of us know the story of David, Uriah and Bathsheba from 2 Samuel chapter 11. It will do you good to go through the entire chapter again and see what the Lord laid in my spirit in verses 8 to 11.

And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king’s house, and there followed him a mess of meat from the king. But Uriah slept at the door of the king’s house with all the servants of his Lord, and went not down to his house. And when they had told David, saying, Uriah went not down unto his house, David said unto Uriah, Camest thou not from thy journey? why then didst thou not go down unto thine house? And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my Lord Joab, and the servants of my Lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.

2 Samuel 11:8-11

In a bid to cover up his adulterous act, king David came up with a plan to distract and entice a soldier into his wife’s bed. He didn’t see the reaction of Uriah coming.

You never can beat a man with an excellent team-spirit because the Lord goes ahead of them, commanding blessings.

Uriah had no idea his bed had been defiled. In the face of such temptation offered, he stood loyal to God, his host nation(remember, he was a Hittite), His undeserving king, battle commander and his people. There was a battle to be fought and won, there was a cause to run and there was a goal to be accomplished. Uriah wasn’t losing sight of this perspective for the arms of his wife or the king’s meal.

He knew his position and understood the importance of individual commitment to the grand scheme of things. He knew he had to be there for others to succeed. He understood SACRIFICE.

This same sacrifice God made through His son. God so loved, that He gave His life for the church. Uriah didn’t have to be under the new covenant to understand sacrifice. Hnmm …The ark of the Lord cannot be in a tent and Uriah, in the arms of a woman. What dedication to service!

Uriah reminds me of a refrain in the hymn, IT PAYS TO SERVE JESUS.

Refrain:
I love Him far better than in days of yore,
I’ll serve Him more truly than ever before;
I’ll do as He bids me, whatever the cost,
I’ll be a true soldier — I’ll die at my post.

I can hear Uriah singing this refrain in my spirit. Although He was killed for his loyalty, God did not let it slide. The blood of the diligent cried out and David paid dearly for it. Uriah actually died at his post.

Today, many do not exhibit equal or close sense of commitment to teamwork. We tend to put our individual needs ahead of others and team commitment. We fail to understand that working together brings about a wholistic positive effect than our individual prowess can afford.

In the things of the kingdom, there should be no competition. We all are working towards the same goal and the grace for everyone is more than enough.

That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

1 Corinthians 12:25-26

Don’t try to climb higher at the expense of your brother, you will fall deeper. Loyalty and team spirit as shown by Uriah, is what will cause everyone to shine brighter together. So, whether in the church, at work, school or play, remember to follow till the end with diligience, what has been placed in your hands to do within the team.

Like Uriah, are you willing to do God’s bid whatever the cost? are you ready to die at your post?

We will look at Uriah’s diligence to service in our next blog post. Please stay connected to grace.

THE MYSTERY OF GODLINESS

It is a blessed new day people of God, glory be to His holy name… halleluyah!!! So today I am led towards the direction of the mystery of righteousness personified in Christ Jesus. Then this song from the days pops into my head, ‘I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS, SIN HAS NO POWER OVER ME’. I am certain this beautiful song was adopted from the scripture in 2Corinthians 5:21. We are who we are in Christ today because Jesus already paid the price, having become sin for us even though He was without sin.

There is something about the righteousness of Christ that we connect to and are justified by, this day. Truly there isn’t any controversy about how awesome the mystery of godliness is.

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory. I Timothy 3:16 NKJV

Christ our righteousness is God;
1. MANIFESTED IN THE FLESH
The opening verse of John tell us the Word was right there at the beginning and that the Word was God (John 1:1). It tells us how in all humility and love like no other, this Word became flesh, born of a woman with men to dwell to demystify the power of righteousness to mortals. If He in flesh could live without sin, then we can trade our sin for his righteousness at the foot of the cross and become the righteousness of God in Christ, full of grace and truth.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1‭, ‬14 NKJV

2. JUSTIFIED BY THE SPIRIT

In Bildad’s conversation with Job, he asked a question in the fouth verse of the twenty fifth chapter, ‘can a man be justified by God or how can one born of a woman be clean?’ Jesus was one of a few before his crucifixion, justified by God and even more so than others by evidence of a voice and the symbol of the Spirit of God.

When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16‭-‬17 NKJV

The awesomeness of God’s love was revealed in the righteousness of His son in whom all fullness dwell, through whom we have received reconciliation to God the father and have been declared holy and blameless. Some mysteries are just too beautiful when you grab the insight to unravel– glory!

For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight-Colossians 1:19‭-‬22 NKJV

3. SEEN BY ANGELS
In the wake of His victory over death on the third day, Angels heralded the risen Christ. (Matthew 28:1-7). They were the first to publish the historic event that would change the course of mankind for eternity. Yes, the angels have been noted in time past to witness important events and this stood to be one of the greatest of the great. They witnessed and ministered to God who became flesh, at his rising. How humbling that must have been for them, now they understand how much the Father loves us, impressing on them to minister even more to us, from a place of the love witnessed.

4. PREACHED AMONG THE GENTILES

Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. Acts 10:34‭-‬35 NKJV

Through Jesus, peace and salvation reaches everyone who believes. The power of God has been preached as the gospel to everyone.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. Romans 1:16 NKJV

Christ’s righteousness is received by all and sundry who only believe.

5. BELIEVED ON IN THE WORLD
Christ our righteousness, is a mystery kept secret since the world began and is now manifested by prophetic scriptures made known in all nations according to God’s command for obedience to faith. (Romans 16:25-27).

The gospel is said to have brought and is still bringing forth fruits to this day. Nations have come to the knowledge of Christ our righteousness.

which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth; Colossians 1:6 NKJV

6. RECIEVED UP IN GLORY
Jesus ascended to glory Halleluyah!!!

Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. Luke 24:51 NKJV

Christ was seen, taken up in glory and at that point he was worshiped. God Himself has exalted Christ for His obedience unto a death of shame on the cross, bearing our sins and transforming us to His righteousness.

And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, Philippians 2:8‭-‬9 NKJV (read 2:1-11 )

Related read…. THE MYSTERY OF ‘IT IS WRITEN’

Abiding In His Presence

By Sister Judith Nabimanya

I am led to share little about the presence…abiding and remaining in the presence of God. Scripture tells us that we can only bring forth any fruit if we remain..in him. In him we move live and have our being Acts 17:28.

Whatever we do we remain in the presence and that’s is where our eyes are open to see, we grow in wisdom through his word and the teachings of the holy spirit

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

John 15:4-5
Fullness Of Joy In His Presence

I encourage us tonight to remain in his presence..he has promised us that he will never leave nor forsake us it doesn’t matter what it looks like but he is closer than a brother. His spirit is on the inside of us and as he is so are we! Praise God

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

John 15:7

We have his kind of peace, we busk in his love, our eyes are open to see the deep things of God, we bring forth fruit in season and the power to receive whatever we ask in the mighty name of Jesus

And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.

Exodus 33:14
Rest In His Presence

For You will not abandon me to Sheol (the place of the dead), neither will You suffer Your holy one [Holy One] to see corruption. [Acts 13:35.] You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. [Acts 2:25-28, 31.]

Psalms 16:10-11

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