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Know And Believe God’s Love For You   Leave a comment

Know And Believe God’s Love For You – From Joseph Prince Ministries

1 John 4:16; And we have known and believed the love that God has for us…

You may know that God cares for you and loves you, and that He demonstrated His love for you by dying on the cross for you, but do you believe it? It is one thing to know about the love that God has for you, but another thing to actually believe it in your heart.

It is one thing to know that the sun shines on us during the day. But it is another thing to believe that the sun is still shining even though we don’t feel its warmth and all we see are dark clouds. Sometimes we are slow in believing God’s love for us when we are going through a tough time. But God wants you to know and believe that He loves you in the midst of the deal falling through, when that job is slow in coming, when the boss is fault-finding or when your child still refuses to come home.

In the midst of the pain, He wants you to know and believe that He is wholly on your side defending and taking care of you. And if God, the most powerful being in the universe, is for you, can anyone or anything come against you successfully?

Perhaps you feel like you have messed up big time. God wants you to know and believe that though others may be angry with you, He will never be angry with you. Neither will He condemn you. The sum total of His anger against your sins fell upon Jesus at the cross. So He wants you to know and believe that He will never punish you because Jesus was punished in your place.

When you feel unworthy because you have just blown it for the umpteenth time, know and believe that your heavenly Father still offers you the gift of no condemnation. So come boldly to His throne of grace to obtain mercy and find grace. (Hebrews 4:16)

My friend, know and believe that since He loved you and died for you while you were still a sinner (Romans 5:8) at your worst and ugliest, how much more is His love for you now that you are His beloved child and the righteousness of God in Christ! (2 Corinthians 5:21).

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Our Help In Time Of Need   Leave a comment

Our Help In Time Of Need

Hebrews 4:16; Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

If you are facing a challenge right now, I want you to know that you have a standing invitation from your heavenly Father to come boldly to the throne of grace to “obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”.

The phrase “help in time of need” means that you get healing when you are sick, provisions when you are in lack, restoration when your relationship with a loved one breaks down, and favor when news of job cuts or bad prospects are rife.

“Pastor Prince, how can I come boldly when I have been a lousy Christian?”

You can come boldly because you come to God by the blood of Jesus Christ and not by how you have lived your life. So whenever you come into God’s presence, you don’t have to be afraid that your sins will be exposed because the blood of Jesus has removed every one of them. God does not see even one speck of sin in you because He sees only the blood of His Son, which has been shed for your total forgiveness and acceptance.

My friend, when you have failed and need mercy, God’s Word assures you that you will find mercy when you come boldly to God. Mercy means that you don’t get the bad things you deserve, such as condemnation, poverty, failure, loss and even death.

And mercy is not the only thing that you will obtain when you come boldly to God. You will also find grace. Grace means that you get the good things that you don’t deserve, such as health, protection, anointing, favor, good success and life more abundant.

So come boldly to the One who loves you passionately, unconditionally and with an undying love. Come boldly to Him who knows everything about your situation and has the solution. He has wisdom far beyond that doctor you highly respect, that lawyer you greatly honor and the best experts you can consult. Beloved, come boldly to the throne of grace to obtain mercy and grace to help in your time of need!

You Are Not Guilty   Leave a comment

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWoXgjTglHA

    Hey,

    Please watch this broadcast. Please just watch and let the Lord guide your heart. Also, I’m attaching the study notes from this message from their website. It’s titled "Not Guilty". When we REALLY accept what Jesus did for us and accept Him as our Savior, we accept we are not guilty through Him. There’s something Creflo said in this message I was telling my husband last night about God’s grace. Really accepting what Jesus did for us and accepting we are not guilty no more (which is His grace) is not an invitation to commit sin and using grace as a way to sin. 1st of all, we don’t need an invitation to sin. We were born into sin. But Grace is the opposite. When you realize what He did for you, you don’t want to sin. The truth is accepting God’s grace is the way to not sin. Why do you think the Bible says "where sin abound, grace much more abound". Also, there is a scripture that tells us it’s God’s goodness that leads us to repentance. What Creflo said that I said to my husband last night was, when someone is good to you that makes you want to do right, even though you know you were wrong. That’s what God does for us. He’s good to us, even when we don’t deserve it. That’s what He did for us when Jesus died for our sins. He took our punishment. When we get that truth it draws us to Him. So many are turning away from God because they think He’s out to get them. That is a lie. The Lord Jesus said He did not come to destroy men, but to save them. He said He does not want men to perish. If He don’t want us to perish, then He isn’t out to kill you like so many say. Just like Jesus was lied about in the Bible by those who taught under false religion, He is being lied about today. Know the truth. If you accepted Jesus as your Savior, the truth is you are not guilty. Stop focusing on your sins and errors. Ask yourself "has that changed me". Focusing on your sins hasn’t changed or will ever change you. Only Jesus Christ can change you. If you sin He tells us to confess our sins to Him and He will cleanse us from our sins (1 John 1:9). There is nothing that you’ve done that He can’t cleanse. All things are possible with Him. Just take a chance and believe. It’s not going to hurt anything. Actually, it’ll help. If you already know the truth, then share this good news (the gospel) to others. Be blessed in Him.

    Veronica

    Not Guilty – Author: Creflo Dollar

    Summary – When some Christians hear anything about Judgment Day, they become fearful, believing that this day represents the day they will be punished for all their sins. People have mistakenly believed many myths about the day Jesus returns; however, it will not be the day in which God exposes every bad thing we’ve done. For Christians, this will be a glorious day in which we finally meet our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    1. Although many people have predicted the return of Christ, no person knows the day or hour of His return (Matthew 24:36, 1 Thessalonians 5:2, 3).

        1. Many Christians fear the day of Jesus’ return.

          1. Fear brings with it the thought of punishment. We shouldn’t fear the return of Jesus but have confidence in the fact that we are new creations because of Him (1 John 4:17, 18, AMP).  

          2. We have been made right with God.

        1. Even so it is that Christ, having been offered to take upon Himself and bear as a burden the sins of many once and for all, will appear a second time, not to carry any burden of sin nor to deal with sin, but to bring to full salvation those who are [eagerly, constantly, and patiently] waiting for and expecting Him (Hebrews 9:28, AMP). 

            1. We no longer have to fear; Jesus has already dealt with our sins.

              1. We have God’s unconditional love, forgiveness, and cleansing. Why would He betray us and bring up the very sins that He chose to forget?

            2. We have to understand the subject of judgment in order to grasp the meaning of certain scriptures about the second coming of Christ.

              1. If we don’t understand the subject, we will misinterpret the Scriptures.      

                1. There are certain scriptures that seem to contradict Hebrews 9:28 by saying all will be judged at the second coming of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:13-15).

                2. However, these scriptures are not referring to those who have been made righteous. The Church has a different fate; it is not hell-bound (Revelation 21:1-3).  

              1. “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God” (Revelation 21:3).

                  1. This is true for Christians. Those who believe in Jesus are not condemned (John 3:18, AMP).

                    1. Those who don’t believe in Jesus are already judged.

                    2. Jesus drew all judgment to Himself when He died on the cross. Therefore, when we accept Him as our Lord, we will are exempted from the punishment (for sin) we deserve (John 12:30-32). 

                  Scripture References

                • Matthew 24:36

                • 1 Thessalonians 5:2, 3

                • 1 John 4:17, 18, AMP

                • Hebrews 9:28, AMP

                • 2 Corinthians 5:10

                • Revelation 20:13-15

                • Revelation 21:1-3

                • John 3:18, AMP

                • John 12:30-32

                SHARING GOD’S LOVE   Leave a comment

                SHARING GOD’S LOVE – From Andrew Wommack Ministries

                Luke 10:2 – "Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest."

                It is commonly thought that an evangelist is someone who has a passion to lead people to the Lord. But every believer should have a passion for souls. When presenting the Gospel, we are not just presenting a theory about God but the factual account of God’s dealings with man as revealed through His Word, with the ultimate witness being the bodily resurrection of Jesus. Our personal witness of the reality of Jesus being alive in our lives brings Christ from theory to reality.

                The early Christians had experienced the love of Christ in an intimate and life-transforming way. This motivated them to reach their known world with the Gospel of Christ more than any generation of Christians has done since. They didn’t have the benefits of our modern technology, but they did have the benefit of being full of the love of Christ. Experiencing the love of Christ causes us to be filled with the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:19) and makes us a witness that the world cannot resist (John 13:35).

                Today, much of the emphasis of the church is placed on techniques of evangelism or spiritual warfare. We motivate people to witness through feelings of guilt or punishment if they don’t. Much of our evangelism has become as dead and non-productive as that of the cults who knock on doors and argue people into their way of thinking. The early Christians had a much greater impact on their world because they were full of, and motivated by, the love of God. The church today needs a revival of our personal relationship with the Lord. When we can say with Paul that the love of Christ constrains us, then we will impact our world for the Lord too. You can’t give away what you don’t possess. We need to personally know the love of Christ in an experiential way before we try to share it with others.

                What Love Really Means   Leave a comment

                Please listen to this song. I didn’t look for this song, but it came on the radio this morning and it caught my attention because the lyrics I heard is exactly what I said yesterday – Love me for who I am. If someone is in error love them through it because that’s what would draw them closer to Jesus Christ. Love doesn’t say "what you are doing is right" or make excuses; it just pray AND believe a person through the wrong. It says "I will pray for change and still treat you with respect". Love prays and believes. Love covers a multitude of sin. That’s something to smile about *:) happy.

                Veronica

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgGUKWiw7Wk

                1 Corinthians 13 – The Greatest Gift

                13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

                4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

                8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

                11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

                13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

                God’s Love Makes You Strong   1 comment

                God’s Love Makes You Strong by Joseph Prince

                Ephesians 3:19; …know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

                If you were to thank God for something today, what would it be? For me, it would be thanking God for giving me Jesus. For when I see Jesus on the cross, I see the love of God overcoming everything for me. It causes me to say, “Thank you, Jesus! I love you, Jesus! I worship you, Jesus! Bless you, Jesus! Hallelujah!”

                And as we worship and celebrate the love of Jesus in our lives, we will find ourselves changed, and we will see the mighty power of God displayed for us and through us.

                This was the case in the life of David. His personal times of worship, of being absorbed in God’s love for him, changed him from a mere shepherd boy to a lion killer, bear killer, giant killer and finally, a king over Israel.

                Now, no one on earth, no matter how strong he is, let alone a youth, can come against a lion and prize open its mouth to snatch back his sheep which the lion had carried away, unless God’s anointing is on him. And this was indeed what happened to David the shepherd boy who went after the lion, caught it by its beard, struck and killed it, and thus delivered the lamb from its jaws. (1 Samuel 17:34–37)

                My friend, no man can truly enjoy living in this world without God’s strength in his life, God’s favor in his work and relationships, God’s protection for him and his family, God’s increase in his finances, and God’s health and healing for his body. Likewise, no woman can survive emotionally, socially or physically without God’s tender touch, loving presence, sweet assurance and words of life in times of need.

                Beloved, as you feed on Jesus’ love for you, you will be filled with the fullness of God. Like David, God’s anointing will begin to operate powerfully in your life. And when you encounter spiritual lions, even the devil himself — when he comes like a roaring lion against you, your loved ones or your possessions — you will grab hold of his mouth and tear him apart!

                The Teacher Of All Things Is In You   Leave a comment

                The Teacher Of All Things Is In You

                John 14:26-But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things…

                If you are asking whom or where you can go to to get the help you need, ask no more. Just turn to God who has already promised you the Helper, the Holy Spirit whom He has sent in Jesus’ name to dwell in you.

                The Holy Spirit will teach you all things. Yes, teach you all things! Do you really believe that? Or are you like some who believe that you seek God’s counsel only for spiritual things, but consult “professional” help for all other things in your life?

                God does not want you to run to and rely on worldly wisdom. Now, there is nothing wrong with going to a doctor or engaging a financial consultant, but God wants you to come to Him first for counsel and direction. That is why He has sent the Holy Spirit, the Counselor/Helper (John 16:7; Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you), to teach you all things. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth and He will guide you into all truth. (John 16:13)

                The apostle John said, “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things… the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things…” (1 John 2:20, 27)

                So the way God teaches you is through the anointing within. It is a continuous anointing. In any particular situation, He is anointing you from within, teaching you by the presence or absence of His peace.

                For example, a deal you are considering may sound very reasonable. But if you don’t have the peace in your spirit, don’t sign on the dotted line. Sign only when you have the peace. Be led by His peace and you will find that your heart will not be troubled, neither will it be afraid. (John 14:27)

                When you follow that peace which only God can give to you as an inward witness, good things and even miracles will come forth!

                Joseph Prince Daily Devotional – 1/30/13

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