“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”Mark 1:15
Heavenly Father, we come into Your presence now, the Almighty God. We repent, believing in You and trusting Your name, knowing you have saved us. Your will is save all Your people, over the whole world and that we all may repent and be redeemed. Grant us the thoughts of Your heart and wisdom so we may understand Your will. We are committed to You, the Holy, just, righteous, and merciful God. Grant that we Your children are led and guided by Your Spirit every day. Turn our hearts to You so that you can make us more as You want us to be, more Christ-like. Turn our hearts to You until Your goals of atonement and redemption are reached through the quiet working of Your almighty power. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Advertisements 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. JohnContinue reading →
Advertisements 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassedContinue reading →
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“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1 We have been hearing a lot about “the talk” these days. There is an erupting of unrest through-out the country. It is bringing up old wounds and exposing an under-lying current of […]
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. 3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.Revelation 1:1-3
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Advertisements A short post today as most times a picture says a thousand words – The Holy Trinity! God the Lion – Hosea 11:10 The Holy Trinity is God the Lion They will walk after the Lord,He will roar like a lion;Indeed He will roarAnd His sons will come trembling from the west. Jesus the LambContinue reading →
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You are Accepted! You are Chosen! You are Loved! You are Holy! You are Blameless! You are Redeemed! You are made Completely New! You are Purposed! You are Free! Believe these truths given to you by God alone and what He victoriously declares about who we are in Christ!
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9 he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. 11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.Ephesians 1:1-14
To fully grasp just how enormous the power of these descriptions is in describing who we are means a lifetime of seeking and trusting Jesus.
We are empowered to overcome sin and we are equipped to make revolutionary changes in our lives because of what Jesus did for us and for who we are, in Him, as a result.
It is too difficult to define and live within our true identities on our own power. With our identity in Christ, we have everything we need to completely transform our purpose and the direction for our lives!
Ask God to further equip your life with His Truth in your heart and all His promises regarding your identity in Him. Our God is the God of the immeasurably more. All-powerful, and always at work within us to bring about His best for us, for our good and His glory!
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Our world, our lives can be rocked, shifted, redirected, turn around 180 degrees or upside down by difficult circumstances. Equally so, these circumstances change how we see ourselves. Has someone in your life, in your job, your finances, your relationships left you in a tough situation where it begins to chip away your identity? Maybe you begin to believe you’re a failure, not good enough, I will never make it?
Advertisements Who am I? This is not a one-time question for most of us. Throughout life we can find ourselves questioning – yet again – who am I, and what have I allowed to influence my life over the voice of God? The living God has given us His Word and Spirit. And He has toldContinue reading →