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And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13).

 

 

I once listened to a dear minister of God preach and during the course of her teaching, she made a statement that has stayed with me for so long. She said, "Lord Jesus, I have nothing to give you but my love". I thought, "What could be better than that?" What else could we give Him, but our love!

 

 

In Proverbs 23:26, the Lord said, "My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways." That's what He's asking for; nothing could be better to give Him, than your love. This is so important, because it's all you need to do His work. Your love for Him will propel you to live for Him and fulfil His call on your life. The question is, "Do you love Jesus?" If you do, whether or not you heard a voice "calling" you into the ministry, makes no difference. What will count with God is how much you love Him, and what that love propels you to do to the glory of His name.

 

 

If you preach the Gospel, for example, and you feel you aren't "called" into the ministry, look into your heart; do you love the Lord? If you do, then it means you already heeded love's call, and that's the greatest call. If the devil tries to make you feel you're not called, you declare, "I love the Lord, and I follow Him, because I love Him". That will paralyze Satan right away, because he can't stand love.

 

 

You can never love Him and fail. It's not possible. Your love for the Master is guaranteed to always win. Practise loving Jesus. Protect your love for Him and keep it aflame all the time. Love can be quenched; so make sure you stir your love and passion for Him in a way that nothing and no one can dissipate it.

 

 

 

 

PRAYER

 

 

Dear Lord, I love you with all my heart, and I thank you for the privilege and blessing of serving you and living for you! Nothing compares to the extraordinary love-union and oneness that I share with you, and for this, I'm eternally grateful! I'm propelled and compelled by your love to keep establishing your righteousness in the earth, and in the hearts of men, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

 

 

 

 

FURTHER STUDY

 

 

Ephesians 3:14-19

14. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

 

 

 

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

 

 

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Luke 6:17-49

Deuteronomy 31-32

 

 

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Matthew 26:1-13

Exodus 35

 

 

 

 

Excerpt From: http://rhapsodyofrealities.org

JOHN ITIME

*****MESSENGER ANGEL*****

Posted by JOHN ITIME Mar 25, 2015

ENJOY HIS GOODNESS! ~ Wednesday, March 25th.



The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods (Psalm 24:1-2).


As God’s children, we’re the seed of Abraham, and that makes us heirs according to the promise: “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29). We’re heirs of God; and if the earth belongs to Him, then it belongs to us too, since we’re joint heirs with Christ: “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ...” (Romans 8:17). So, you see, the world belongs to us; it’s ours to enjoy.


The Bible says the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD (Psalm 33:5). This is so wonderful! Think about it: in spite of the terrible things we hear happening in the world, the earth is still full of God’s goodness. Notice it doesn’t say “The earth has God’s goodness,” but that it’s “full of His goodness.” The goodness of God in the earth is enough for everyone to enjoy.


Read the words of the Master, as He emphasised in very clear-cut terms the reason He came: “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows) ” (John 10:10 AMP). He didn’t just come for us to have life, but that we may enjoy it also. You have to learn to enjoy whatever God gives you, because it shows your appreciation. If you don’t enjoy them, you can’t really appreciate them, and therefore, can’t be truly thankful.


Start from where you are—with what you have—and what you do! Enjoy your work, your car, your house, your clothes, your food! You owe it to yourself to enjoy your life! Be happy about yourself. Laugh more. Celebrate God’s goodness and excellence in your life.



CONFESSION


The Lord has made my life beautiful; I rejoice in His infinite grace and boundless love, for He has caused me to dwell in prosperity in Christ Jesus! I’m living triumphantly, every day, enjoying my life, and celebrating the greatness of God in my life. Halleluiah!



FURTHER STUDY


Ecclesiastes 2:24

There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.


1 Timothy 6:17

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.



DAILY SCRIPTURE READING


1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Luke 6:1-16

Deuteronomy 29-30


2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Matthew 25:31-46

Exodus 34



Excerpt From: http://rhapsodyofrealities.org

The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods (Psalm 24:1-2).

 

 

As God’s children, we’re the seed of Abraham, and that makes us heirs according to the promise: “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29). We’re heirs of God; and if the earth belongs to Him, then it belongs to us too, since we’re joint heirs with Christ: “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ...” (Romans 8:17). So, you see, the world belongs to us; it’s ours to enjoy.

 

 

The Bible says the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD (Psalm 33:5). This is so wonderful! Think about it: in spite of the terrible things we hear happening in the world, the earth is still full of God’s goodness. Notice it doesn’t say “The earth has God’s goodness,” but that it’s “full of His goodness.” The goodness of God in the earth is enough for everyone to enjoy.

 

 

Read the words of the Master, as He emphasised in very clear-cut terms the reason He came: “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows) ” (John 10:10 AMP). He didn’t just come for us to have life, but that we may enjoy it also. You have to learn to enjoy whatever God gives you, because it shows your appreciation. If you don’t enjoy them, you can’t really appreciate them, and therefore, can’t be truly thankful.

 

 

Start from where you are—with what you have—and what you do! Enjoy your work, your car, your house, your clothes, your food! You owe it to yourself to enjoy your life! Be happy about yourself. Laugh more. Celebrate God’s goodness and excellence in your life.

 

 

 

 

CONFESSION

 

 

The Lord has made my life beautiful; I rejoice in His infinite grace and boundless love, for He has caused me to dwell in prosperity in Christ Jesus! I’m living triumphantly, every day, enjoying my life, and celebrating the greatness of God in my life. Halleluiah!

 

 

 

 

FURTHER STUDY

 

 

Ecclesiastes 2:24

There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.

 

 

1 Timothy 6:17

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

 

 

 

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

 

 

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Luke 6:1-16

Deuteronomy 29-30

 

 

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Matthew 25:31-46

Exodus 34

 

 

Excerpt From: http://rhapsodyofrealities.org

The Power Of Right Believing
WHAT THIS WORLD IS HUNGRY FOR!--It is God's grace working in me that brings me to a place of greater health, emotional strength, peace, financial provision and enjoyment in life.
                                                       
Romans 8:11
-- But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

I want to share with you a wonderful praise report from Pat, who lives in Ohio, USA and wrote me this email:

"Amazing changes have started in my life ever since I fed on the truths you taught. I now have a joy and appreciation for life that I never had since my teen years (and now I am in my fifties). I have a permeating peace that manifests in every area of my life-from  parenting to my finances to my health.

Initially, when I started listening to you, I did not believe what you taught regarding holiness, fullness of blessings, and righteousness through faith in the finished work of Christ. When I got sick and bedridden, I continued to watch you as I was unable to do more. You supported your teachings with Scriptures, and I began to realize your teaching was true. I began to read the Gospels and epistles with an enlightened mind and could clearly see that you were presenting the gospel.

Once I embraced the truths, my physical condition began to change. I had been suffering from a spinal cord and disc injury for which there was no cure. Spine specialists refused to operate on me unless I came to the stage when part of my body became paralyzed, which is the usual course of events. I had been in a state of pain and was physically incapacitated for more than two years.

Since feeding on your teachings, I have regaining use of my body and most of the previously excruciating pain has subsided. Now I am able to relax and be confident and trust in the willingness and availability of the power and grace of God to heal me. This came as a result of increased faith, the elimination of condemnation, an understanding of the Holy Communion, and an increased awareness of God's love for me.

I have also been freed from a ten-year habit of smoking cigerattes.I used to only smoke at night just before going to bed in order to calm my nerves. I tried for years to break the habit but could not. I always felt so guilty for having such a weakness. But once I realized that God did not  hold my weaknesses against me and that He accepted me unconditionally and would still bless me, I let go of all the worry and struggle over my habit and I began to experience peace and rest.

A few months later, I was able to quit smoking. It's as if the habit was effortlessly removed from my life, like it just dropped off me. I know that it was the spirit of God working in me to perfect me and give me the power to no longer crave for cigarettes.

Truly, my life has been transformed. The gospel is what this world is hungry for and much in need of. I have been a believer for more than twenty-five years and have never heard it presented the way you teach it. Keep awakening the world to the love and grace of God, as well as the hope of salvation, blessings, and glory in Christ Jesus!"

Dear reader, you too can experience this victory. The more you let the waterfall of God's forgiveness and unmerited favour wash over you every day, the more you will receive His health for your body and soundness for your mind. Now begin to enjoy His love and let His grace work in you and for you, to bring to a place of greater health, emotional strength, peace, and enjoyment in life.
                                                                          Today's Prayer
Thank You, Jesus, for loving me. Today I receive Your complete forgiveness in my life, and I forgive myself for all my sins, mistakes, and failings. I release them all into Your loving hands. I declare that in You, I am completely forgiven, free, accepted, favoured, righteous, blessed, and healed from every sickness and disease. Amen!

Hebrews  11:32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:  11:33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,  11:34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
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And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life... (Deuteronomy 32:46-47).

 

 

The Word of God instructs us and guides us, but the Word is more than a guidebook or a book of instructions; God's Word is life! The children of Israel saw the Law as instructions, but Moses had a different mind-set; he regarded the Law as life. Read again his admonition to the children of Israel in the opening verse. No wonder Moses knew the ways of God, while the children of Israel were only acquainted with the acts of God; they saw God's Word as commandments to obey, instead of seeing the picture of His righteousness.

 

 

The Word of God is the mirror of God that unveils His character, nature, and personality, as well as His image and description of you. The Word of God mirrors you. For example, the Word says, "...count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience" (James 1:2-3). What God is showing you here is beyond an instruction; He's showing you the glory in the Word and the kind of person He's made you: you're the one who counts it all joy irrespective of the tests, trials, and tribulations, because you know you'll always triumph! This is your life. He wants you to see the glory in the instruction.

 

 

Think, talk, and live according to the picture of you that you see in the Word! Be who the Word says you are! Satan, circumstances, and situations may try to sway you otherwise, but stick only with the picture of your life that the Word of God has presented to you. As you keep looking into the mirror of God, you become what you see: "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord" (2 Corinthians 3:18).

 

 

 

 

PRAYER

 

 

Dear Father, I thank you for the glory in your Word. Your Word is more than a set of instructions; it is an unveiling of your glory in my life. As I meditate on the Word, I'm transfigured into the exact image of what I see, translated from one level of glory to another, by your Spirit, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

 

 

 

 

FURTHER STUDY

 

 

James 1:22-25.

22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

 

 

2 Corinthians 3:18 AMP.

And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.

 

 

 

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

 

 

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Luke 5:17-39

Deuteronomy 28

 

 

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Matthew 25:14-30

Exodus 33

 

 

 

 

Excerpt From: http://rhapsodyofrealities.org

The Power Of Right Believing
WIN THE BATTLE FOR YOUR MIND!-Right beliefs and thinking positive thoughts in Christ will launch me toward my breakthrough.   

Proverbs 23:7 NASB--For as he thinks within himself, so he is.

I want you to be aware that as you begin practicing some of the keys that we have been discussing, you'll experience some battles in your mind that will challenge your beliefs. Be encouraged to know that you don't have to be afraid of these battles. Jesus said, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). Based on God's Word, right believing is the key that unlocks the treasures of God in your life, giving you access to the fullness of His love, grace, favour, blessings, and forgiveness. Jesus has already paid the price on Calvary's hill. The hindrance then between you and your victory is your wrong beliefs. The battle has to do with your beliefs.

The enemy knows that if he can control your thought life, he can manipulate your emotions and feelings. For instance, if he can make you entertain thoughts of guilt, failure, and defeat, you will begin to feel lousy about yourself, physically weak, and even depressed.

Our emotions are flags that indicate to us what our thoughts are. Thank God for emotions. They tell us if something is terribly wrong with our thoughts. Many of us are not cognisant when our thinking slides down a slippery slope to fear, doubt, pessimism, and anxiety. However, God has designed us in such a way that we can quickly recognize our thinking through our emotions. The same way God gave us the pain sensation, it's meant to draw our attention to the problem. Try this: whenever you begin to sense negative emotions, such as fear, worry, guilt, and danger, stop and ask yourself, “What am I thinking?”

Your emotions follow quickly at the heels of your thoughts. If your thoughts are negative, you will naturally produce negative emotions.Conversely, if your thoughts are positive in Christ, you will produce positive emotions.

That is why there is a battle for your mind. The devil wants to keep your thoughts negative so that he can keep you defeated. He is a master of mind games, and he doesn't play fair. When he first tempted Adam and Eve in the garden, he made them doubt God's motives by insinuating that God was deliberately withholding something good for them, when in reality God was protecting them. The devil's strategy hasn't changed--he is still using fears, lies, accusations, guilt, and condemnation to ensnare believers today and to make them doubt God's perfect love, forgiveness, and super-abounding grace.

My friend, are there areas you are fearful and anxious about today? Realize that those fears and anxieties indicate the presence of wrong beliefs in your life that God wants you to be freed from. Replace those wrong beliefs with right beliefs based on God's Word, and you will eradicate those fears and anxieties. Through the power of right believing, you will win the battle for your mind.

Today's Prayer
Father, thank You for the emotions that indicate what my thoughts are and warn me when my thinking is sliding down a slippery slope of fear, worry, guilt and anger. Help me to be aware of the battle that is going on in my mind and to be able to see through the enemy's lies, accusations, guilt and condemnation that would ensnare me. I declare that through the power of right believing in Your love and what Your Son, Jesus, has done for me, I will win the battle for my mind. Amen.

JOHN ITIME

*****MESSENGER ANGEL*****

Posted by JOHN ITIME Mar 24, 2015

THE GLORY IS IN THE WORD! ~ Tuesday, March 24th.



And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life... (Deuteronomy 32:46-47).


The Word of God instructs us and guides us, but the Word is more than a guidebook or a book of instructions; God’s Word is life! The children of Israel saw the Law as instructions, but Moses had a different mind-set; he regarded the Law as life. Read again his admonition to the children of Israel in the opening verse. No wonder Moses knew the ways of God, while the children of Israel were only acquainted with the acts of God; they saw God’s Word as commandments to obey, instead of seeing the picture of His righteousness.


The Word of God is the mirror of God that unveils His character, nature, and personality, as well as His image and description of you. The Word of God mirrors you. For example, the Word says, “...count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience” (James 1:2-3). What God is showing you here is beyond an instruction; He’s showing you the glory in the Word and the kind of person He’s made you: you’re the one who counts it all joy irrespective of the tests, trials, and tribulations, because you know you’ll always triumph! This is your life. He wants you to see the glory in the instruction.


Think, talk, and live according to the picture of you that you see in the Word! Be who the Word says you are! Satan, circumstances, and situations may try to sway you otherwise, but stick only with the picture of your life that the Word of God has presented to you. As you keep looking into the mirror of God, you become what you see: “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18).



PRAYER


Dear Father, I thank you for the glory in your Word. Your Word is more than a set of instructions; it is an unveiling of your glory in my life. As I meditate on the Word, I’m transfigured into the exact image of what I see, translated from one level of glory to another, by your Spirit, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.



FURTHER STUDY


James 1:22-25

22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.


2 Corinthians 3:18

AMP And our faces are not covered. We all show the Lord’s glory, and we are being changed to be like him. This change in us brings more and more glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.



DAILY SCRIPTURE READING


1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Luke 5:17-39

Deuteronomy 28


2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Matthew 25:14-30

Exodus 33



Excerpt From: http://rhapsodyofrealities.org

 

 

 

...The tongue is a little member, and boasteth great  things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature (James 3:5-6).

 

 

If you're faced with a challenge that seems insurmountable, the emphatic statement of Jesus in Mark 11:23 is the solution you need. It says, "...whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith." During His earthly ministry, the Lord Jesus proved this; He displayed absolute mastery over the circumstances of life, including the forces of nature. He made us realize that we could talk to anything, influence anything, and effect changes with our words.

 

 

Jesus wasn't talking figuratively when He said, "...whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith." He was showing us the efficacy of our words. We rule by words, as our words rule us. Your words determine the quality of your life.

 

 

It doesn't matter what situation or circumstance in which you've found yourself; you can effect changes with your words! Recall how the tongue is described in our opening text; it's called a fire. That means with your words you can burn up everything in your life and in your path that is inconsistent with the perfect will of God.

 

 

Your words rule your life; never forget it. Proverbs 18:20 says, "A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled." It's your responsibility to keep yourself in the triumphant life by speaking creative words of faith.

 

 

 

 

CONFESSION

 

 

The Word of faith is in my heart and in my mouth today; and as I speak it forth, mountains are moved, hills are levelled, and the crooked paths are made straight before me. Nothing is impossible to me because the greater One lives in me. By His power working in, and through me, I create my victorious and prosperous life, from glory to glory, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

 

 

 

 

FURTHER STUDY

 

 

Matthew 12:35-37.

35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

 

 

 

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

 

 

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Luke 5:1-16

Deuteronomy 25-27

 

 

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Matthew 25:1-13

Exodus 32

 

 

 

 

Excerpt From: http://rhapsodyofrealities.org

JOHN ITIME

FAITH-FILLED WORDS

Posted by JOHN ITIME Mar 23, 2015

Create the Realities You Desire

“We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak” (2 Corinthians 4:13).

Your faith proclamation of God’s Word strengthens your spirit and causes the Word to be active in your life. Your confessions of faith change and transform you, causing you to experience the realities of the Gospel; therefore, you ought to boldly proclaim the Word in faith.

There’s power and life in the Word, which gives it the ability to change hopeless situations and cause circumstances to conform to God’s plans and purposes when applied.

Hebrews 13:5-6 says, “…for he hath said …So that we may boldly say…” Here we are taught to boldly make faith proclamations; Jesus also taught us the same when He said in Mark 11:23, “you shall have what you say.”

When you speak God’s Word in faith, the Spirit of God incubates upon it and brings it to pass. So, proclaim the Word boldly in faith concerning your health, finances, job, education and family. Remember, it’s your responsibility to create the realities you want to see in your life, and you do that with your faith proclamations! Start talking now!

JOHN ITIME

*****MESSENGER ANGEL*****

Posted by JOHN ITIME Mar 23, 2015

RULED BY WORDS ~ Monday, March 23rd.



...The tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature... (James 3:5-6).


If you’re faced with a challenge that seems insurmountable, the emphatic statement of Jesus in Mark 11:23 is the solution you need. It says, “...whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” During His earthly ministry, the Lord Jesus proved this; He displayed absolute mastery over the circumstances of life, including the forces of nature. He made us realize that we could talk to anything, influence anything, and effect changes with our words.


Jesus wasn’t talking figuratively when He said, “...whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” He was showing us the efficacy of our words. We rule by words, as our words rule us. Your words determine the quality of your life.


It doesn’t matter what situation or circumstances in which you’ve found yourself; you can effect changes with your words! Recall how the tongue is described in our opening text; it’s called a fire. That means with your words you can burn up everything in your life and in your path that is inconsistent with the perfect will of God.


Your words rule your life; never forget it. Proverbs 18:20 says, “A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.” It’s your responsibility to keep yourself in the triumphant life by speaking creative words of faith.



CONFESSION


The Word of faith is in my heart and in my mouth today; and as I speak it forth, mountains are moved, hills are levelled, and the crooked paths are made straight before me. Nothing is impossible to me because the greater One lives in me. By His power working in, and through me. I create my victorious and prosperous life, from glory to glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.



FURTHER STUDY


Matthew 12:35-37

35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.



DAILY SCRIPTURE READING


1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Luke 5:1-16

Deuteronomy 25-27


2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Matthew 25:1-13

Exodus 32




Excerpt From: http://rhapsodyofrealities.org

The Power Of Right Believing
FORGIVENESS AND HEALING GO HAND IN HAND!--I believe Jesus forgives me of all my sins, and I receive His divine healing for my mind, emotions, and body.
 

Isaiah 53:5-But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our inquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

There is another reason we can rejoice in the knowledge that Jesus has borne the punishment that was due to us: forgiveness and healing go hand in hand. The Bible says that He who never broke a single law of God “...was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Do you see how healing and the price for our forgiveness are so closely intertwined in God's Word?

Many today are struggling to heal themselves from their sicknesses, diseases, mental dysfunctions, and addictions. I want to announce to you today that our part is to receive forgiveness from Jesus and to believe that we are forgiven every single day. The more forgiveness-conscious we are, the more easily we will experience healing and liberty from every bodily ailment, mental oppression, and destructive habit.

One of my favourite psalms goes like this: “Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your inquities, who heals all your diseases” (Psalm 1031-3). Now which comes first? The consciousness that all your sins are forgiven precedes the healing of all your diseases!

And the operative word here is all. Some of us are comfortable with receiving partial forgiveness in certain areas of our lives. But we refuse to allow Jesus' forgiveness to touch some dark areas--areas that we can't let go of and that we can't forgive ourselves for. Whatever those mistakes may be, I encourage you to allow Jesus to forgive you of all your sins and receive healing for all your diseases.

My friend let the past go. Let the mistakes go. Allow yourself to be free, and learn to forgive yourself by receiving with an open heart Jesus' total and complete forgiveness today.
                                                                               Today's Prayer
Father, thank You that Your Word is clear about all that Jesus accomplished on the cross, on my behalf. Your eternal Word states that by the stripes of Jesus, I am healed, and that peace is mine because of His sacrifice. May all that is within me bless Your holy name! I open my heart and receive Jesus' total and complete forgiveness and healing for all my diseases. In Jesus' name Amen!

tafadzwa mukamba

faith in action

Posted by tafadzwa mukamba Mar 22, 2015

FOR WE WALK BY FAITH NOT BY SIGHT
YET WE LOOK NOT AT THE THINGS WHICH ARE SEEN BUT AT THE THINGS WHICH ARE NOT SEEN BECAUSE THE THINGS WHICH ARE SEEN ARE TEMPORAL BUT THOSE THAT ARE NOT SEEN ARE ETERNAL

GLORY

The Power Of Right Believing
GOD'S PERFECT LAW PERFECTLY FULFILLED!--I am forgiven because Jesus was judged. I am accepted because He was condemned.

Colossians 2:13-14
--And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made you alive together with  Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

Over the past two days, we have considered the account of the woman caught in adultery. Interestingy; the Bible is silent on what Jesus wrote on the ground with His finger. But I believe that when He stooped down, He was writing the Law of Moses. I have been to Jerusalem many times. During one of my visits many years ago to the temple precinct where Jesus would have met this woman, the Lord opened my eyes to see that the floor of the temple precinct was made of hard cobblestone. This means Jesus was not writing on soil. He was writing with His finger on stone.

Then, in a flash, I saw that Jesus was writing the law on stone. This is the only other second reference in the whole bible of the finger writing on the stone, the first one being God writing the law of Moses on stone. He was effectively saying to the Pharisees, “You presume to teach Me about the Law of Moses? I am He who wrote the Law.” Jesus wrote twice on the ground with His finger, thus completing the typology, as we know that God wrote the Ten Commandments with His finger twice.

The first set of the Ten Commandments was destroyed by Moses when He saw the Israelites worshiping the golden calf at the foot of Mount Sinai. God then wrote another set on stones and gave it to Moses for it to be placed under the mercy seat in the Ark of the Covenant. I have never heard anyone preach this before--it was a fresh revelation straight from Heaven. I love it when the Lord opens my eyes to see His grace!

Do you know why it's so exciting to know what Jesus wrote on the ground that day? It's so significant because it shows us that the very author of God's perfect law does not use the law to judge and condemn us today. And not because God simply decided to be merciful on us. No! It's because Jesus Himself fulfilled all the righteous requirements of the law on our behalf and took upon Himself every curse and stroke of punishment for our sins on His own body at the cross. We are forgiven because He was judged. We are accepted because He was condemned!

Whatever your challenge today, your answer is found in receiving a fresh revelation of how much you are forgiven in Christ.

PRAYER
Lord Jesus, thank you for fulfilling all the righteous requirements of the law on my behalf, taking every curse and stroke of punishment for my sins on Your body at the cross. Thank You that You do not use the law to judge and condemn me today. I believe that I m forgiven and accepted because You were judged and condemned in my place. Amen.

JOHN ITIME

*****MESSENGER ANGEL*****

Posted by JOHN ITIME Mar 22, 2015

THE FAITH-LIFE OF THE BELIEVER ~ Sunday, March 22nd.



For we walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).


Christianity is a life of faith. Everything a Christian does must be by faith to be accepted of the Lord. Romans 14:23 says, “...whatsoever is not of faith is sin.” Romans 1:17 tells us that “...the just shall live by faith.” So, faith is the conscious lifestyle of the believer. The Word of God teaches us that faith is the victory that overcomes the world (1 John 5:4). There’s a system in this world with tests, trials and temptations that we must overcome on a daily basis, and our faith is what guarantees our victory.


Through study and meditation on the Word, your faith grows and prevails; your focus, therefore, must always be on God’s Word, and not on circumstances. Refuse to be moved by what you feel, or what your senses tell you. Man became a slave to his senses through Adam’s transgression; his spirit became subject to his senses. Romans 8:8 tells us that those who are controlled by their senses—the flesh—cannot please God. But thanks be unto God; the ninth verse says, “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you....”


If you’re born again, you’re born of the Spirit and are therefore required to walk in the Spirit; that means living the Word, seeing only from God’s perspective. Your outlook on life should be from the standpoint of faith, the standpoint of the Word. A man can either walk by faith or by his senses. The Bible says, “...They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God...” (Romans 9:8). The children of the flesh are those who are ruled and dominated by their senses. Instead of walking by faith, they’re controlled by what they can physically see, hear, touch, taste or smell.


The Bible says we “...look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18). You must live as a man or woman of faith every day, by disregarding temporal circumstances and focusing on the eternal realities of our heavenly Kingdom. Remember, without faith it’s impossible to please Him (Hebrews 11:6).



CONFESSION


I refuse to let my feelings dictate the circumstances of my life; rather, I choose to be controlled by the Spirit, being led by Him and motivated by the Word, which I live by, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.



FURTHER STUDY


Romans 8:12-14

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.


1 John 5:4

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.



DAILY SCRIPTURE READING


1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Luke 4:14-44

Deuteronomy 22-24


2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Matthew 24:45-51

Exodus 31




Excerpt From: http://rhapsodyofrealities.org