Christmas Inter Peace

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Dear Friend In Christ;

I am praying you will have an amazing Christmas season. One of the many things that can be a big distraction of receiving all the blessings Of this wonderful time year is the spirit of offense- Opportunities to give into offense present themselves to everyone. No one is exempt! We all must continually guard our hearts against the temptation to become offended and harbor grudges and other negative emotions.

Where does offense come from? It comes from Satan. Ephesians 6:12 says, "We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

Offense is the enemy's strategy to keep us from fulfilling God's peace and ultimately can destroy us. Certainly, people can yield to Satan and cause problems. But the root of our problems in life is the devil, not people.

Now, in any competitive sport, if we truly want to win, we need a good defense. We can have a great offense, but if our defense is not strong, we won't win many games. Similarly, if we're going to win in life, we need a good defense against Satan's offense.

One of our first lines of defense against offyense is simply to realize that offenses will come. But there also are some key steps we can take to build our defenses and ensure that we're ready when those offenses show up.

One step we can take to defend ourselves against offense is to continually abide in the Word.

Psalm 119:165 says, "Great peace have those who love Your Word, and nothing causes them to stumble." This verse is talking about loving God's Word. When we do that, nothing can make us stumble and fall away from it—nothing!

Verse 105 of the same psalm reads, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." When the Word of God is in our hearts, we can see where we're going so that we won't stumble. Another verse in Psalms says, "With You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light" (Ps. 36:9). As we keep a firm hold on God's Word in our hearts, we'll see where we're going and recognize offense when it comes.

A second step we can take to build a good defense against Satan's offense is to develop the fruit of the Spirit in our lives.

GALATIANS 5:22–23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

The last part of this passage says, "Against such [against these fruits of the Spirit] there is no law." In other words, when God in you has control of your life, Satan cannot gain control!

You would have to give up your position for the enemy to get a foothold and make you stumble. When you're walking in the fruit of the Spirit, you're manifesting the fruits of righteousness—the characteristics of God. And you will not be easily swayed when the temptation to be offended comes.

A third step we can take to become good "defensive players" in the game of life is to use wisdom in choosing our teammates. First Corinthians 15:33 says, "Do not be misled: 'Bad company corrupts good character.' " Proverbs 13:20

carries the same idea: "Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm." The Bible is clear on this point: the company we keep will influence us for good or for evil.

When I talk about being influenced by people we associate with, I mean taking on certain aspects of their character and even some of their opinions and viewpoints. That's fine if the people we're around love God and base their lives on His Word. But it's not fine if those people are critical of others and are continually offended.

Why? Because over time—little by little—we'll begin thinking the same bitter thoughts. We'll develop an intolerant, critical attitude. And we'll find ourselves becoming offended. Just as the Word says, the "bad company" we keep will corrupt our minds, emotions, and actions. That's why it's so important to choose our teammates wisely.

A fourth step we can take to defend ourselves against offense is to keep our consciences clear. Look at what the Apostle Paul said in the Book of Acts:

ACTS 24:16 Therefore I always exercise and discipline myself [mortifying my body, deadening my carnal affections, bodily appetites, and worldly desires, endeavoring in all respects] to have a clear (unshaken, blameless) conscience, void of offense toward God and toward men.

Paul endeavored to keep his conscience clear before God and people. He diligently kept his mind under the control of his spirit by disciplining himself in spiritual things.

Like Paul, we can develop ourselves to instantly recognize and avoid things that cause us to do the opposite of what God says and grieve the Spirit of God in us. We can get to the place where we hear something such as gossip or slander, and an "alarm" will go off in our spirit warning us not to listen.

As we train ourselves in the Word, we'll become spiritually sensitive. If someone says something we shouldn't listen to, our conscience will know it and caution us. If we start to say something we shouldn't say, that voice will witness to us that we should keep quiet instead. This will help us avoid the trap of offense.

As opportunities to become offended arise over this busy Christmas season, remember to keep your defense strong. James 4:7 says, "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." When you yield to offense, you are yielding to the devil's influence, and you certainly don't have him on the run. Instead, he has you on the run.

But if you build a good defense, resisting the devil and refusing to become offended, you are yielding to God's influence. And the Bible says that when you do that, you will run the enemy off and stay in Peace-

Love in His Grace,

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How To Have A Stress Free Christmas-

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Dear friend in Christ;

Stress is something we have to deal with continually. Actually, this time of year there seems to be more stress on people. But God wants to help us with our stress!

Psalm 40:4 says, "Blessed is that person who makes the Lord their trust". You could also read this verse, "Stressed is that person who does not make the Lord their trust." Our Heavenly Father wants us to trust Him. He does not want us to live stressed out! So let's look at a few things that can cause stress in our lives and consider some ways to handle them through God’s promises to us through His Word.

One of the biggest causes of stress for us is change. Most people don't like change, because it means dealing with the unexpected.

Change happens in all of our lives. Hebrews 6:19 tells us we can deal with change if we have Christ our Anchor as the unchanging center of our lives. Hebrews 13:8 says, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever". Malachi 3:6 says, "I am the Lord, I do not change". Jesus never changes, and with Him as our center of our lives, we will be all right. Knowing He has our lives in His hands, we don’t have to be all stressed out.

Conflict can also bring stress on us. Confrontations are inevitable. They will happen to each of us sooner or later. But we can still remain at peace!

Jesus said in John 14:27, " 'Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid...”. We need to realize that Christ is our peace! We may have conflict all around us, but if we learn to let the peace of God dwell in our hearts, we do not have to be uneasy and worried.

Being criticized is another big cause of stress. When this happens, we can become defensive and start arguing, or we can realize that there's no point in letting it bother us. Why? Because God has already told us that if we will look intently into His Word, it will give us freedom and we'll be blessed (James 1:25).

People criticize me all the time. Really, some of the things they say are horrible. "Doesn't that bother you?" you may ask. "That would upset me." Well, I have to get to a place where I don't pay attention to it. I choose to live in the blessings of God, knowing that I don't answer to them but to my Heavenly Father.

It's not wrong to be concerned. But it is wrong when those concerns consume us, crushes us and cause us stress.

We have to do as it says in 1st. Peter 5:7 "cast all our anxiety on Him because He cares for us." Look at what Jesus said in Matthew chapter 11:

MATTHEW 11:28–29

28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."

There's no use in being upset or having anxiety. It will choke out your Joy!. Cast your care and concern on the Lord and let Him carry it. You may say, "That's a simplistic way of looking at it." That's what God says! And if we want to get out of stress, we've got to do what God says.

Letting your conscience bring past mistakes to your remembrance can be a real problem when it comes to stress. Around the holidays especially, some of our family members, or others, may try to remind us of things or accuse us of things. That's when we need to remind ourselves that Christ is our Righteousness, He is our Judge and declares us Righteous because He has forgiven us by His own Blood.

2nd. Cor. 5:12 For our sake God made Him (Jesus) to become sin for us- who knew no sin, so that in Him we would be the righteousness of God.

Certainly, if we have unresolved guilt we need to go before God and acknowledge His forgiveness and trust and believe Jesus paid the full price for our sin.

Hebrews 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

But we don't have to feel guilty or live in condemnation about anything we've already asked Him to forgive us for.

First Corinthians 4:4 says, "It is the Lord who judges me." People may try to judge us, but if we're walking with God, we shouldn't let anyone put a guilt trip or condemnation on us and cause us stress.

We are who God made us, and we do ourselves a disservice when we compare ourselves with others. That only brings stress. 2 Corinthians 10:12 tells us it not wise to compare ourselves with others-

You see, if we're not careful we'll begin to compare what we're doing, where we are, and what we're accomplishing with what other people are doing. Eventually, we'll erode our spirituality to the point where we think we're a nobody. And that's exactly what the devil wants.

But God doesn't look at us that way. He only looks to see if we are where He asked us to be, doing what He asked us to do. If we are, we should just enjoy it! We can accomplish more where He puts us than out somewhere else.

Stress is harmful—emotionally, physically, and spiritually. But God doesn't want us to live stressed out! Remember 1 Peter said 5:7 "Cast all your cares on Him." To cast means to Throw it over.

That's why we just can’t  let anything bother us. We don't carry cares or get stressed out about them. Just throw everything over on Him. Refuse to carry stress around. Instead, let the Word work in your life and live in God's peace and blessings.

Like 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth Peace, good will toward all people.

May this Christmas be a stress free Christmas in your life- as you Trust and believe Gods promises He birthed to you this Season through All His Promises- Believe and activate His Promises in Your life-

Love in His Grace, Pastor Joe

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Happy Thanksgiving from Pastor Joe & Jacquelyn

Dear friend in Christ;

Thanksgiving Day is a special time of reflection on all the blessings we enjoy. Many will come together with family and friends to enjoy food, fellowship, and football. Most people will gather around an abundantly supplied table and fill their plates with all the turkey, dressing, mashed potato’s, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce that their stomachs can contain! Oh; and don’t forget the pumpkin  pie, pecan pie and whipped cream-

However, as delicious as a Thanksgiving table is, even more magnificent is the table God has prepared for you! Psalm 23:5 says that God prepares a table for us in the presence of our enemies. He has a chair at the table with your name on it.

When I was growing up my mother would always say, "If you don't get enough to eat, it's your fault." In other words, the food is here for you to eat. If you don't eat enough, it's on you!

The same rules apply at God's table. Jesus began to prepare the table on the cross when He said, "It is finished." Then through His burial and resurrection, He set the table with everything you need. It contains salvation, forgiveness, restoration, protection, healing, deliverance, prosperity, and many other blessings. If you don't get enough, there's no one to blame but yourself.

Jesus came so you would have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10). Abundantly means there's plenty. God never runs out of His supply.

At an all-you-can-eat buffet, when a pan gets low on food, they lift it out and put in a full one. There is plenty to go around, and no one has to go home hungry.  It's similar to God's table. It has plenty of everything you need.

So pull out your chair, sit down, pick up your plate, and fill it with whatever you need. Take a big heaping of healing. Take a drink of the Living Water. For dessert, scoop out a big helping of joy. Then rejoice as the devil looks on-because he can't do anything about it!

God's table is ready for you. You don't have to wait until everything in your life is perfect before you can enjoy it.

You can receive from God despite your circumstances. Sit down at the table and get what you need today. And don't worry about stocking up for the future because you can always go back for more!

So, may you sit at the Lords table and have a Happy Thanksgiving-

Love in His Grace,

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The Key To Your Everything

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Dear Friend in Christ; I was woken by the Holy Spirit this morning to tell you- it’s time to start walking in the Authority that is Yours by delegation, and for you to start using the Name of Jesus to receive what belongs to you!

The Name of Jesus is the key that will set you free.

I have a key that unlocks the door of my car. I may say, “I’m going to unlock the door,” but, really, it wouldn’t be me unlocking it. The key unlocks the door! I am simply using the key!

I may put the key into the ignition and say, “I’m going to start the car.” But the key starts the car. I simply insert the key and turn it. Generally speaking, all the power in a car’s engine and everything in that car hinges on that key.

There’s also a key in the spiritual realm, and without it, we would get nowhere in life. That key unlocks the windows, doors, and storehouses of Heaven. It unlocks power from on High. This “key” is the Name of Jesus! Jesus is the Savior, Redeemer, Mediator, Intercessor, Advocate, High Priest, and Lord Who stands between us and the Father. And He’s given us His Name!

The Scripture has something to say concerning the Name of Jesus as the key. In Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, He obtained the key to our spiri­tual authority. Then He gave us the key. He gave us the authority to do His works in His Name.

When Jesus appeared to John on the isle of Patmos, He said, “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the Keys of hell and of death” (Rev. 1:18).

In Revelation 1:18, Jesus was talking about holding the keys of spiritual death (separation from God). In other words, through Him, spiritual death could no longer ever have dominion over those who have received Jesus as Savior and received eternal life.  You who are In Christ are No longer separated from all God has for you!

Do you realize that the one who holds the key has the authority?

We know that Jesus has all power and author­ity in Heaven and earth (Matt. 28:18). But what did Jesus do when He conquered the enemy? He gave you The Key. He delegated authority to you and me. He gave the “key” to us, His Church. What is the key? The key is the Name!

MARK 16:17–18

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; IN MY NAME shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

We have authority in His Name. What are we commanded to do in that Name? Cast out devils, heal the sick, and receive whatever the Word promises us. The power to do these things is in the authority that’s in the Name—the Name that is recog­nized in three worlds (Phil. 2:10; Rev. 5:13).

At the Name of Jesus, angels stand at attention; humanity falls to its knees; and demons tremble like a leaf in the wind. Why do people bow in reverence to the Name of Jesus? Why do angels recognize and reverence that holy Name? Why do demons shudder in fear? Because The Name of Jesus is above every Name, and at that Name, every knee shall bow (Phil. 2:10–11)!

Let’s look at another passage in which Jesus told the disciples “go ye . . .” in the power, or authority, that had been given to Him!

MATTHEW 28:18–20 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, ALL POWER IS GIVEN UNTO ME IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH. 19 GO YE THEREFORE, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Some people ignorantly say that healing has been done away with. They say that tongues have already ceased and that the Church doesn’t have any authority. Now let me ask you a question. If that is so, then why should we believe Matthew 28:19, which says, “Go ye therefore”? Why carry a key around in your pocket if that key is useless—if it doesn’t unlock anything?  If I leave town by plane, none of the keys I ordinarily carry are of any use to me. I take them out of my pocket and put them in my briefcase, because it wouldn’t do any good to carry them while I’m in another city. Why should I clutter my pockets with a “useless” set of keys, since there aren’t any keys on my key ring that would unlock anything in the city I’m visiting?

For example, I could fly from Ontario to San Francisco and find a truck identical to the one I own. It could be the same make, model, year, and even the same color. But my truck key will not work on that truck. My key is useless as far as that truck is concerned. So if the Church doesn’t have any spiritual authority today, as some would falsely claim, then those keys that Jesus retrieved and gave to us are useless, and He wasted His time telling us to “go ye therefore” in His Name!

But, No! The Name of Jesus works anytime, any­where! We have the Name of Jesus, and the Name is the key to the Spiritual Authority that we possess in Him.

The Name is unlike any other key you own, so be sure to hold on to The Name of Jesus wherever you go, because that key works anytime, any­where.

The authority in the Name of Jesus hasn’t been done away with.

There is still Salvation; there is Healing; there is Prosperity; there is The Power of the Holy Spirit and Speaking in Tongues. The Name of Jesus still holds All The Power that it ever did.

How do we exercise the authority Jesus gave us in His Name? We have to say something! We have to speak God’s Word. We have to say, “In the Name of Jesus, I have the Victory. In the Name of Jesus, every demon, every sickness, every bit of poverty, every negative voice, every demonic sway or distraction from the joy of the Lord in my life and anything with a name that’s hindering me has to flee, because it is all under the authority of the Name that’s above every name!”

The Church has possession of that Name. I’m talking about the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who are born again by the blood of Jesus—they have that authority. They have the power in Jesus’ Name. He gave it to us. He gave us the key.

It’s time we realize what belongs to us and then march out boldly like Peter and do the works of Jesus. Peter knew what he had in the Name of Jesus. He had the authority to tell a disabled man to “rise and walk.” At the Gate called Beautiful, Peter said to that man, “Such as I have give I you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6)!

Notice that Peter didn’t say, “In the name of Church, rise and walk.” He didn’t say, “In the name of Preacher So-and-so . . . .” Peter said, “In the Name of Jesus, rise and walk”!

God exalted Jesus when He rose from the dead, victorious over death and hell. Now Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father as The One who intercedes for you, far above all other authorities and powers on your behalf. Jesus, in His resurrected body, is seated at the right hand of the Father. Jesus also gave us His Name. His Name with all its power, authority, might, and dominion is ours today.

Let’s start using it to rule and reign over all the works of the enemy!

Love in His Amazing Grace,

Pastor Joe.

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Financial Blessing & Increase

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My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

-Phil. 4:19

There is a law of sowing (planting)and reaping (harvesting) in both the natural and the spiritual realms. And it's a law that works! Yet from my experience, more people fail when it comes to faith for finances than for anything else. The  reason is that they're trying to exercise faith for finances, but they haven't planted any seed! They want God to bless their finances even though they haven't sown anything.

Jesus plainly states, "GIVE,and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give Unto you. For with the same measure that you measure it shall be measured to you again"(Luke 6:38).

The Bible also plainly says, "He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully" (2 Cor. 9:6). If you want a bountiful crop, you've got to sow bountifully.

You can't reap a crop without sowing seed. You can't go out into your backyard and say, "I'm going to pick some tomatoes," if the ground hasn't been prepared and the seed sown.

The first step, then, toward getting your financial needs met is to believe and receive God’s Word as it is Written- Taking the promises and activating them by doing what it says to do.

MALACHI 3:1010 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

God said we are to bring our tithes—10 percent of our income—into the storehouse, and in return He will open up the windows of Heaven. "Prove me now on this," He said.

So just go ahead and believe and do what God said to do in the Bible in the area of finances. Pay your tithes and give your offerings. Act on God's Word in faith, and God will bless you because He's Faithful and True to His Word.

Then beyond cooperating with God's laws concerning tithing and giving offerings, be open to receive further light from His Word concerning giving to others. Also, be sensitive to the Holy Spirit, Who will very often direct you specifically to give above your Tithe to build His Kingdom.

Now don't do something just because somebody else did. Don't operate on someone else's experience. Operate on what you know the Bible says, and operate on what the Holy Spirit is saying to You.

You don't have to have any "leading" to pay tithes and give offerings. You don't need to be led to give and sow. The Bible tells you to do those things, so just do them. But when you get out beyond that, it's when you believe the Spirit of God that things happen.

Start where you are. Be faithful to believe Him at His Word by paying your tithes and giving offerings. And be a Believing Believer to the leading of the Holy Spirit when He directs you specifically to give. You can't out-give God. If you sow seeds bountifully in faith and believing His promises, you will reap an abundant harvest of blessings!

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Increase Your Faith

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In teaching on the subject of faith, it is important to know from the Scriptures that God has not blessed one person with more faith than He has blessed someone else. People often see someone prospering according to the Word, whether in their health, their finances, their family, and so on, and they get the mistaken impression that God must have given that person more faith. So the first thing I want you to know is this: Every believer has been given a measure the same measure of faith.

For by grace are ye saved through Faith; and that not of yourselves: It is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8

According as God has given every person the measure of faith.  Romans 12:3

So we know that faith comes from God. It is the “gift of God.” But He has given it to every believer. He has given to every believer the measure, or the same measure, of faith.

Notice also that God has done it (Rom. 12:3); it’s not something that He is going to do. We’re not trying to get faith. We’re not praying for it. We have it. Every believer already has a measure of the God-kind of faith.  You see, God gets everyone started off the same way. He doesn’t give one person more faith than He gives another. He gives to every person the measure of faith. Then your faith grows according to what you do with it.

A lot of people have done with their faith what the person in the Bible did with his one talent (see Matthew 25:25). They’ve just wrapped their faith up in a napkin, so to speak, and hid it. They haven’t used it at all.

It’s up to you what you do with the measure of faith God has given you.

The second thing I want you to know is this: This measure of faith can be increased. But you’re the one who increases it, not God. Certainly God furnishes the means whereby faith can be increased. But you increase your faith by doing two things: feeding it on the Word of God and exercising it—or putting it into practice. (Believing)The Bible very often uses natural human terms to teach spiritual thoughts. For example, this is how Jesus taught in His earthly ministry, as we can read in the Gospels.

…Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4

Jesus is using a natural human idea to convey a spiritual thought. He’s saying to us that what bread (or food) is to the body, the Word of God is to the spirit, or the heart, of a person. You know that if you eat food regularly, it will build you up physically. Yet if you eat right but don’t exercise, all you’ll do is get out of shape.  In much the same way, you need to feed your faith on God’s Word. But you also need to exercise your faith, because if you don’t, your faith muscles will be unconditioned. They won’t be able to do much spiritually when it comes to moving mountains in their life.

You can feed your spirit on God’s Word and thereby feed your faith, because God’s Word is faith food. But you also need to exercise your faith to develop it and cause it to grow. In Romans 10:8, Paul called the message he preached the word of faith. He called the Word of God the Word of faith, because the Word will cause faith to come into your heart (Rom. 10:17). God’s Word will build assurance, confidence, and faith in your heart. Then you’re to exercise that faith.

So we know that the measure of faith we’ve received can be increased by doing two things: by feeding it on God’s Word and by putting it into practice (or exercising it) in everyday living. You’re either a believer or a non-believer. But in another sense when people say that, they are implying that every believer has faith in every respect the same as another believer. But that’s not true. One person’s faith may not be the same as another person’s faith. There can be a measurable difference! The Word of God tells us that our faith can grow. (Jude 1:20) Therefore, one person’s faith may not be as developed or as strong as another person’s faith.

Remember, it’s up to you what you do with the measure of faith God has given you. For example, you can cause your faith to grow. You can feed and exercise it so when the storms of life come, you will have strong faith. But another person may not do anything with their faith. The person who does nothing with their faith will have weak faith.  Second Thessalonians 1:3 says, “We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith grows exceedingly. . .” God is saying that faith can grow. Since faith can grow, it can be either strong or weak—developed or undeveloped.

Let’s look at several other statements Jesus made about faith.

If then God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O You of little faith? Luke 12:28

And Peter answered [Jesus] and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O You of little faith, wherefore why did you doubt? Matthew 14:28–31

In these passages of Scripture, Jesus is speaking about little, or small, faith. In Matthew 14:31, Jesus asked Peter, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”  In Matthew chapter 8, Jesus commended the faith of the centurion who came to Him on behalf of his servant. Jesus said the centurion had great faith.

5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.… 10 When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel…. 13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour. Matthew 8:5–8,10,13

Jesus said to the disciples about the centurion, “…I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel” (v. 10). So in these passages we’ve read, Jesus told one man that he had great faith and told another man that he had little faith. Romans 4:19 speaks of weak faith.

And being not Being weak in faith, he [Abraham] considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb. Romans 4:19

The very next verse speaks of strong faith.

He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was Strong in Faith, giving glory to God. Romans 4:20

From these verses, we can conclude that faith can either be weak or strong. I am proving to you through Scripture that faith is measurable—that it can grow. We already mentioned that the Bible talks about growing faith (2 Thessalonians 1:3). Acts 6:5 says Stephen was full of faith. James 2:5 mentions rich faith. James 2:22 speaks of a perfect faith. First Timothy 1:5 speaks of unfeigned faith, or faith that is genuine and sincere. First Timothy 1:19 speaks of shipwrecked faith and of holding on to faith and to a good conscience. And First John 5:4 speaks of overcoming faith.

The Bible says, “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established” (Matt. 18:16). I just gave you more than 10 witnesses! And all of these verses will prove to you that faith is measurable.

We know that the measure of faith given to every believer can grow. Your faith can be strengthened by feeding it on the Word of God and by exercising it or putting it into practice.  If you only ate one meal a week you would weak to the point of starvation. But the same is true spiritually. God’s Word is faith food, and if we want our faith to grow, we must feed it more than once a week!

If you want your faith to grow, you have to start where you are. No one climbs a ladder starting on the top step. You’ve got to start on the bottom rung and climb up if you’re going to reach the top. That’s the thing that defeats a lot of well-meaning Christians—they try to believe beyond their faith.

Remember, just because someone has fed more on God’s Word and has exercised their faith is not a sign that God have them more faith than He gave someone else. No, the person who fed on the Word and exercised their faith had the same measure of faith to begin with as the others had. But they fed their faith and exercised it, and their faith grew strong! As a result they could believe God for more.

So keep a positive attitude about your own faith. Recognize that you have faith and that you can cause it to grow. Feed your faith and exercise it right where you are in your Christian walk. Then your faith can grow and move mountains!

Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That 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.


Love in His Grace,

Pastor Joe


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In It to Win It

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One thing boxers do during a fight is to find their corner and listen to their coach. In the heat of the match, they may think they know how to win, but the coach sees things they don't.

Spiritually speaking, the presence of God is in our corner. And it's essential that you get in your corner and listen to your "coach"—the Holy Spirit—so He can show you how to win.

Often, a person’s biggest battle is time. The enemy’s strategy is to keep you busy and away from the Word. He knows that a person who doesn't spend time in the Word will never find their true identity.

When speaking to Mary and Martha, Jesus said Martha was too busy and distracted. Her sister, Mary, chose the better thing—to sit at Jesus' feet and receive from Him (Luke 10:41-42).

You have to make time for the Lord because your strength comes from being in His presence.

There are times in life when you are hit hard and get knocked down. What do champions do?

They get up. The Apostle Paul got up repeatedly. He said, "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed"(2 Cor. 4:8-9). None of those things moved him.

Being in a storm is never enjoyable. But there is a grace for you to stand.

After you come out, it produces wonderful results in your life. It brings you to maturity. It causes you to be steadfast, immovable, and grounded in the love of God.

Everything you go through is subject to change and God can change in a day what we can’t change in a lifetime.

Knowing how to use the Word shows you how to overcome any situation.

The Bible says that God makes a way of escape in every temptation and every thing you encounter (1 Cor. 10:13).

Sometimes the way of escape is only a matter of not saying the wrong thing but speaking life because "death and life are in the power of the tongue" (Prov. 18:21).

The enemy tries to discourage you in any way he can.

But you don't have to take it. Set your eyes like flint to finish in Victory the race God has called you to. Being everything God has and is calling you to be.

God is building champions—those who will stay in the battle and be the last one standing in the ring.

Humble yourself and embrace your identity. Don't quit. Don't give up. Don't settle for the status quo. You were born again to be a champion, and God is not done with You!

You are headed into the best times of your life!

Love in His Grace, Pastor Joe.

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Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that He should lie,

Nor a son of man, that He should repent.

Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

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Rosh Hashanah

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  Rosh Hashanah is One of the “appointed feasts of the LORD” given to Israel in the scripture is known today as Rosh Hashanah, literally “Head of the Year.”

We read about Rosh Hashanah in the Pentateuch, the Jewish Law found in the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. “And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall present a food offering to the LORD’” (Leviticus 23:23–25).

Rosh Hashanah is also known as Yom Teruah or the Day of Trumpets. The word teruah means “to shout or make a noise,” so this holiday is marked by the blowing of the shofar or ram’s horn in Jewish synagogues around the world. Rosh Hashanah falls on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishri on the Jewish calendar, which usually corresponds to September or October. This year it is celebrated September 9th. To the 11th. It always falls on the seventh new moon of the Jewish year. After the destruction of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem in AD 70, even though this feast day falls on the seventh month of the Jewish calendar, it began to be called Rosh Hashanah and became the beginning of the Jewish civil calendar.

Rosh Hashanah begins a ten-day period leading up to the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. These ten days are called the yomim nora’im or Days of Awe in modern Judaism. The sounding of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah is a wake-up blast and a sobering reminder that the time is near for the Day of Atonement. It is a call to teshuvah, which is repentance and turning back to the LORD. These ten days are ones of great introspection, heart-searching and self-examination. The sound of the shofar for the Jew was, and still continues to be, a call to examine one’s life, to make amends with all those one may have wronged in the previous year, and to ask forgiveness for any vows one may have broken. So the primary theme of Rosh Hashanah is one of repentance.

A common greeting for Jews just before and during Rosh Hashanah is “May your name be inscribed [in the book of life].” Another popular greeting is L'shana Tova, which is a wish for a good new year. Traditional foods on Rosh Hashanah are sweet things. So apples dipped in honey and many other sweet dishes made with apples, honey, raisins, figs, sweetened carrots, and pomegranates are generally served in the Jewish home. The traditional challah bread is made sweeter and shaped in a circle, symbolizing completeness and never-ending sweetness. The rabbinic idea of this “sweetness” was to bring a sense of optimism to the festival, since the themes of repentance and atonement might have made this season a somber time of remorse alone.

According to rabbinic tradition, on Rosh Hashanah the destiny of the righteous and the wicked are sealed. The righteous are written into the Book of Life, and the wicked are written into the Book of Death, but most people won’t be written into either book. These are given the ten days until Yom Kippur to exercise repentance and self-examination and then seal their fate. Then, on the Day of Atonement, everyone has his or her name inscribed into one of the two books.

Like all of the Lord’s appointed days in the Hebrew Bible, Rosh Hashanah points Christians to an even greater reality. For those who have placed their faith in the Jewish Messiah Yeshua Hamashiach, Jesus the Christ, we understand the true meaning of the call to repentance and of turning our hearts toward God. The God of the Bible indeed has a Book of Life and a Book of Death. The Bible clearly warns us that on the Day of Judgment, which is yet to come, anyone’s name not found in the Book of Life will reside in the lake of fire for all eternity (Revelation 20:15).

For those who have placed their trust in the atoning work of Jesus through His life, death, burial, and resurrection (2 Corinthians 5:21), their names are already written into the Lamb’s Book of Life. As a result our sin is washed away forever by the shedding of Blood of the Lamb of God- (Lev. 17:11, Is. 43:25)  And now, as a New Creation in Christ we believers in Jesus listen for that trumpet call, “For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ who have passed away are already risen first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:16–18).

Have a blessed 5779 Year-  L'shana Tova 

Love in His Grace- Pastor Joe

Who IS Jesus

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Who IS Jesus-

Why are His Words so...

Life Changing?

Encounter Changing?

World Changing? 

Just Read 50 Statements Of The Scriptures Of Who He IS-  

 1.  Almighty One –Rev. 1:8 “…who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

2.  Alpha and Omega – Rev. 22:13

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

3.  Advocate –  1 John 2:1  “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.”

4.  Author and Perfecter of Our Faith Heb. 12:2  “Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

5. Authority Matt. 28:18 “Jesus said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

6. Bread of Life – John 6:35

“Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’”

7.  Beloved Son of God – Matt. 3:17

“And behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

8.  Bridegroom – Matt. 9:15“And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.”

9. Chief Cornerstone – Ps. 118:22 “The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone.”

10. Deliverer – 1 Thess.1:10

And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.”


11. Faithful and True – Rev.19:11 “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.”

12. Good Shepherd - John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”

13. Great High Priest – Heb. 4:14

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.”

14. Head of the Church – Eph. 1:22“And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church.”

15. Holy Servant – Acts 4:29-30 “…and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence, while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus."

16. I Am – John 8:58 “Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”

17. Immanuel Is. 7:14 “…She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel, which means 'God with us.’”

18. Indescribable Gift – 2 Cor. 9:15“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.”

19. Judge – Acts 10:42“…he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead.”

20. King of Kings – Rev. 17:14“These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”

21. Lamb of God John 1:29 “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

22. Light of the World –John 8:12"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

23. Lion of the Tribe of Judah – Rev. 5:5 “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

24. Lord of All – Phil. 2:9-11

“For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

25. Mediator – 1 Tim. 2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”

26. Messiah – John 1:41 “We have found the Messiah" (that is, the Christ).”

27. Mighty One – Is. 60:16 “Then you will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”

 

28. One Who Sets Free – John 8:36“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

29. Our Hope –1 Tim. 1:1 “…Christ Jesus our hope.”

30. Peace – Eph. 2:14“For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,”

31. Prophet – Mark 6:4 “And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.”

32. Redeemer – Job 19:25“And as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth.”

33. Risen Lord – 1 Cor. 15:3-4

“…that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”


34. Rock – 1 Cor. 10:4

“For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ.”


35. Sacrifice for Our Sins –1 John 4:10 “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

36. Savior – Luke 2:11 “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

37. Son of Man –Luke 2:11“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."

38. Son of the Most High – Luke 1:32 “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David.”

39. Supreme Creator Over All

1 Cor. 1:16-17

“By Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.…”

40. Resurrection and the Life – John 11:25

“Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.”

41. The Door – John 10:9 “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.”

42. The Way – John 14:6 “Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

43. The Word –John 1:1“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

44. True Vine - John 15:1 "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.”

45. Truth –John 8:32 “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

46. Victorious One – Rev. 3:21

“To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.”

47– 50. Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace –

Peace.” Is. 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

 

Love in Christ, Pastor Joe

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No Entrance

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The devil has no authority—no legal right—to dominate you as a born again Child of God. Each and every member of the Body of Christ has a perfect right to experience all the blessings of redemption, including healing and deliverance from any Satanic oppression. The Name of Jesus is the key—what do you do with the Name of Jesus?

The Scripture says in the Gospel of Luke, “After Satan tempted Jesus, he left Him for a season” (Luke 4:13).

Notice it didn’t say, “Satan left Him and never came back.” It said, “He left Him for a season.” Yet later on, it said that Jesus “. . . was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Heb. 4:15).

That’s the reason we have in Jesus such a faithful and compassionate High Priest to help us (see vv. 15–16). He understands what we’re going through. And we have a right to use His Name when we experience adversity!

So if pain comes, if sickness or disease comes, instead of accepting it and telling somebody, “I have this, that, and the other thing,” you say, “In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, leave my body.” And the pain or the sickness or disease must go.

I said it must go, because you are the master of your body, not me or anybody else. I am the caretaker of my own body.

Your born again spirit indwells the Holy Spirit that lives in you, your body. Your regenerated Soul will live forever because Christ dwells in you.

And you by the Power of the Holy Spirit are to rule your body.

But that’s where some get into trouble; they don’t rule their bodies.

The Apostle Paul said about himself (and he admonished believers to do the same), “. . . .I keep my body under, and bring it into subjection . . .” (1 Cor. 9:27). In other words, Paul was saying, “I rule my body.”

A failure to rule the body produces (carnal, the old nature) in us. One translations calls them “body–ruled” Christians. In other words, their bodies rule them.

Some don’t get this because either a failure to know God’s Word or just would rather live in the old nature and not the new. You are called to rule your body. Paul said, “I keep under my body. I bring it into subjection.” Paul was talking about his spirit, the real man, or the inner or hidden man (1 Peter 3:4).

Somebody said, “Yeah, but that was Paul. He was an apostle, so he could do that.”

Now isn’t that illogical reasoning? Just because Paul was called to the office of the apostle didn’t make him any more a Christian than you or me or anyone else.

Paul wasn’t any more saved than any member of the Body of Christ.

The office Paul stood in didn’t give him any more authority to rule his body than you have authority to rule your body. And it didn’t give him any more power to do it, either.

I will further prove to you from the Bible that all Christians, not just a select few, can rule their bodies.

ROMANS 12:11  I [Paul] beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Now, Paul wrote the letter, of Romans to believers. He addresses the letter, “To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called saints . . .” (Rom. 1:7). Well, “saints” still applies to people everywhere who are born again—“to all that be born again in” the Inland Empire, the United States of America, or wherever you’re from!

Well, what did Paul say that saints should do with their bodies? He said, “I request you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that You present your bodies . . .” (Rom. 12:1). So you see, you are to do something with your own body. This verse proves that you can do it.

You are the overseer of your body. If you weren’t, you couldn’t present it to God. You wouldn’t be able to do anything with it. But you are the master, the ruler, of your body. And thank God, you have a right to freedom pain and sickness and disease in the Name of Jesus!

You can command those things to leave your body in that Name, and they must go. But notice who has to do the commanding—you do!

Sometimes you—the real you, your spirit being—just have to assert yourself. And you must take advantage of your rights and privileges in Christ, including your right to use His Name.

We have a pretty plant my wife planted by the front door of the church. It has such beautiful one with purple flowers. But, a lot of the kids at church would step on the plant and also pick the flowers until the plant was nearly destroyed. Something had to be done- a fence was placed in front of the area with a sign posted; “Please keep out of the planters”.

As the overseer of the church grounds for the flowers to remain in perfect form a fence and sign had to be put up!  A guard!  In the same way I—the man on the inside—am the overseer of this building of mine, my body. You also are the overseer or caretaker of your body.

You and I must simply put up a sign and a fence around our body in the spirit realm. Keep away from my body, soul and spirit!  “Devil, this means you! Don’t you trespass on God’s property!”

Second Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation or creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” That new creature is the man on the inside, the Spirit man. And you, as that new creature are the caretaker of your body, the overseer of your house.

You are the caretaker of your body, but, really, your body doesn’t belong to you; it belongs to God.

1 CORINTHIANS 6:19–20

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own [well, whose are you if you’re not your own]?

20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

As a new creature in Christ, you and the Father are one. As I’ve said many times, concerning John 14:13–14, when you use the Name of Jesus to exercise spiritual authority, you’re not demanding anything of God the Father. You and the Father are one, and He has given you authority in that Name over demonic forces.

Directly or indirectly, sickness and disease come from the devil; they don’t come from God. So when you command sickness and disease to leave your body in Jesus’ Name, you’re just taking your place and demanding your rights. You’re exercising the authority that God gave you and commissioned you to exercise. And you’re acting scripturally as the caretaker of your own body.

Love in His Grace, Pastor Joe

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Cast It Down!

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For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;  Casting down imaginations [reasonings], and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5

When you’re believing God for healing, provision, or strength; “reason” will tell you that it can’t happen – that you can’t be healed, your breakthrough will never happen, you’ll always be in lack and powerless. But you have to cast down reasonings. I didn’t say it was easy but it is a must!

Now what does Paul mean when he says, “Casting down every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God”? He’s talking about any kind of knowledge that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and His Word. He’s talking about human knowledge here.

Some people call it “sense knowledge.” If it’s in opposition to what God’s Word reveals, then cast it down, or throw it away!

Paul also tells us to bring every thought into captivity. Some people have said to me, “I’m bothered with all these thoughts. Will you pray and cast that out of me?” I’m not going to do that. The Bible doesn’t say to do that. It says for you to bring every thought into captivity. The Bible doesn’t tell you to do something you can’t do.

Christ is the Word. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Then in John 1:14, we read, “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”

Christ is called the Word of God. Second Corinthians 10:5 states: “Bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience (Believing By Faith) of the Word of God.”

Pray this prayer out loud- I bring every thought captive to the obedience of faith in the Word of God. I am a believer, not a doubter. I do have faith. My faith is in God’s Holy Word. My faith is in God, the Father, and in the Lord Jesus Christ. In Jesus Name, Amen!

Love in His Grace, Pastor Joe Sabolick  

From The Words Of Jesus Series-

Notes on the Words of Jesus starting in

John 4:27…

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Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance,"

Read John 4:27-38, Mathew 9:37

Notice that He said in Verse 32 I have food that you do not know of~

His Food was to do the will of the Father and finish His Work…

Reflect on John 4:35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and thencomes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!

Take note that Jesus said the Harvest is Plentiful- and past ready to harvest…

In Matt. 9:36-38

"When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them…

Then He [Jesus] said to his disciples, The harvest is plentiful but the labors are few~

Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

The word used for compassion is the strongest word for pity in the Greek language describing the love that moves a person to the depths of their being.

We are commissioned to go out and do the work of an evangelist!

It’s The Great Commission not the Great Suggestion~

Read~Mark 16:15 Mat. 28:19 Luke 14:23 and Luke 10:19

You cannot make disciples without fishing for them!

We are called to be fishers of men not keepers of the Aquarium.

Read Mat. 4:19

2 Tim. 4:5 But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist…

Proverbs 11:25A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

In Matt. 9:36 Jesus described the crowd as being "harassed, weary, confused and helplesslike sheep without a shepherd"

They were wandering aimlessly without hope, meaning or a purpose for living.

Read Jer. 29:11

The old preacher Vance Havner used to say, "The tragedy of our time is that the situation is desperate but the saints are not."

Is. 51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens,

1 Cor. 3:6 Some plant some water but God gives the increase~

Do not fear about telling others about God’s Love.  You can by the Power of the Holy Spirit God has given you~

Phil.4:13, Luke 18:27, 1 Tim. 1:4

I Can-

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As born again believers, we must all come to realize that God has given us the ability to be more than Conquerors in life.

We can reign over all things.

There is nothing to difficult for us.

When we look to God our possibilities in life are without limitation.

Luke 18:27But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

Philippians 4:13I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Another translation says, "I am ready for anything through the strength of Him who makes me strong".

There is nothing I cannot master with the help of the One who gives me strength.

1 Timothy 1:12I thank him who has made me equal to the task, Christ Jesus our lord...

Here's the task-

The equal sign is the total of all the equations!

Romans 8:37Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

So that makes me settle the opposition-

In this message I want to give you ten things that God says you can do through His strength.

II.Ten Components of Your Victory is this!

1.I Can Believe.

The first and most important aspect is our belief in what Jesus has said concerning our positions with Him and what He can do through us.  We must believe.

Hebrews 11:6But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Mark 9:23-24Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes." Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"

• Do you believe that God has made you equal to any task that He gives you?

• Do you believe that God will take your impossibilities and turn them into possibilities?

• Do you believe that you are more than a conqueror through Him?

Ephesians 1:19-20...and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.

You can Be a Believing Believer:

2.I Can Change.

Our life in Christ consists of a ourselves to His transforming grace.

You can change the things around you!

2 Corinthians But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.3:18

Glory to Glory-

This means putting on the new person of Who you are NOW!

Not what you used to be!

Ephesians...that you put off, concerning your former actions, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,  4:22-24{24} and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in righteousness and true holiness.

3. I Can Be Loved By God and Love Others.

Being able to fully receive His love into our lives.

This is what gives us the freedom and the liberty to grow and mature and be blessing to others.

Romans 5:5Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

1 JohnBy this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 3:16

4.I Can Forgive And Be Forgiven.

1 John 1:9If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Ephesians 4:32And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you.

Luke 17:3-4"Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. "And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, 'I repent,' you shall forgive him."

5.I Can Take control of Thought Life.

I don't have to walk in doubt!

I walk in the power of the Gospel!!

Good news:

Having a what I am attitude:

2 Corinthians 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 authority of Christ.  10:3-5

Oh but the devil keeps hitting me...

Hit back:

Hit back with the Word...

I'm the righteousness of Christ:

I shall live not die... Ps. 118:17

Philippians 4:7-8...and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy; meditate on these things.  (fix your minds -

6.I Can Make A Difference.

We have been sent into this world to be salt:

We have been given to this generation to serve the purpose of God.

Esther 4"For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?":14

Philippians among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain. 2:15...

7.I Can Accomplish Great Things.

John 14:12"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

8.I Can Stand In The Midst Of Adverse Circumstances.

Ephesians For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness.6:12-14

9.I Can Defeat The Enemy.

1 John 4:4You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Luke "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.10:19

10.I Can Be A Finisher.

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

let's remember that God's desire towards us is that we all become great for Christ. 

Phil.1:6 Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Love in Christ and In His Grace; 

Pastor Joe

Discouraged?

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Why are you cast down and discouraged, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. Psalm 43:5

We all have times when we wake up in the morning and feel discouraged; we don’t feel excited about where we are and where it seems where we’re going-

But just because we feel those emotions doesn’t mean we have to stay there and give in to them; we can shake it off and move forward in faith relying on God’s strength, power and promise.

A great example of someone in the Bible who had a lot of experience in shaking off negative emotions is David. He had to fight discouragement, and he was the King of Israel. He had all kinds of opportunity, power and position. He was wealthy, and yet, he still struggled with being depressed and discouraged. That tells me that having to choose to rule over negative feelings is something every person has to deal with.

Don’t think you’re alone if you feel this way.

Turn to God and His hope. Don’t think, “If I just had more money, if I had a better job, if I had a more prominent place at my church, Then I wouldn’t have to deal with these feelings.”

No, you may think that, but every person has to fight the temptation to just give in and live by how we feel.

David had to talk to himself. He said, “Why are you cast down, oh, my soul? Hope in the Lord.” (Psalm 42). He was actually saying, “David, what are you doing in this bad state of a bad mood? Stop looking at your situation and start looking at Your God.” That tells me that your true joy is found only in God, when you take your eyes off of how you “feel” and your “circumstances” and place them on God and His Word.

Sometimes the best thing we can do is talk to ourselves and speak scripture over our lives.

Have you actually really tried that? Are you doing that? Or are you just staying in a discouraged thought pattern of defeat?

When you’re tempted to be in a bad mood, feel discouraged go look in the mirror and say, “Listen here, self. You need to cheer up. Get your joy back, get your peace back. I’m not going to live this day defeated.”

You have to stay on the offensive. Don’t wait until you’ve been down for three days, three weeks, three years before you decide to do something about it.

The moment you feel that discouragement trying to come on you, rise up and say, “No, I’m not going there.” When you wake up in the morning and feel depressed, you say, “No!, that’s not for me. This is going to be a good day. It’s the day the Lord has made.” “ I am going to believe my God and not go there; I am going to rise above that low feeling and Know God is with me and I’m going to choose to praise Him.”

Decide not to live by how you feel.

Go deeper than that!!!

Start living by what you know.

You know God is in control. You know He’s got a great plan for your life.

You know His power is greater than any other power. When you wake up and those old negative, discouraging thoughts and feelings come, shake them off.

Be done with that roller coaster living.

Don’t give into your emotions and let them keep you from God’s blessings and promotion.

Start choosing to live each day in God’s peace.

Decide that you’re going to have a great day. By doing this, you will see God work in your life in greater ways because your eyes are fixed toward Him instead of your situation, and you’ll live the life of victory He has in store for you!

Listen to what God says, "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" (Isaiah 41:10). Fight discouragement with His promised presence. Take Him at His Word and let His right hand uphold you and bring you through to victory!

Love in His Grace, Pastor Joe-

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Spiritual Warfare

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

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I have some Good News for you today-

God does not need your help to defeat the devil.

Jesus has already did it and given you the victory Colossians 2:15 says; “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”

Romans 8:37 states; “all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”.

Your part is to cooperate in the victory by simply standing your ground, which is victory ground. As I have said for years you’re  “fighting” from victory not fighting for victory. You’re standing your ground on the Rock of Jesus Christ.

In Ephesians 6:10–18, the passage on spiritual warfare, the word “wrestle” appears only once (verse 12), while the word “stand” appears four times—“stand against the wiles of the devil,” “withstand in the evil day,” “having done all, to stand,” “Stand therefore” (verses 11, 13–14). Four times the Holy Spirit tells us to stand. Yet, many  believers are focusing on wrestling their way to victory! Standing is your place of security. 

You are already on victory ground. You already have everything in Christ  (1 Corinthians 3:21, 23).

You are already blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). The enemy knows this. And that is why his tactic is to “deceive” you and make you think that you don’t have the victory.

So when he attacks you by saying, “Look at your lack! How are you going to pay the bills?” stand your ground. Declare, “I am already blessed in Christ!” It doesn’t matter how much you have in the bank. You are richly supplied because you are in Christ. And as the need arises, the supply will be there and that is His promise. (Phil.4:19)

It is the same with you healing. The enemy will try to attack you with symptoms in your body. He will try to put pain in your body, and make you feel weak here and there, so that you think that you can not be well. He is trying to make you believe that you don’t have your healing. That is the time to be conscious of Jesus’ finished work and declare, “I am not trying to get healed, I am healed! I am standing on the victory ground which Jesus has given me!” By His Stripes I Am Healed! See-

http://newcreation.tv/sermons/2016/10/26/the-healing-scriptures

It makes a world of difference when you fight from victory and not for victory!

Today The Victory is Yours- Embrace it, Believe it and thank God for it!

Think about this;

Moses & Noah were Water proof! Joseph was Pit proof,

David was Giant Proof Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego were Fireproof, Daniel was Lion proof, 

Jesus was Death proof -

You Are- Living Proof- The Victory Is Yours!

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Pentecost Sunday

Why we Celebrate Pentecost Sunday at New Creation Church- 

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In 2 Corinthians 3:6 the Scripture says; …for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life...”

To the Jews, the feast of Pentecost is a celebration of the giving of God’s law. It takes place 50 days after the Passover feast. When God gave the Israelites the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai, it was 50 days after they had celebrated their first Passover and come out of slavery in Egypt.

But what happened after God gave them the law on the first Pentecost? Three thousand people died! (Exodus 32:28) Contrast this with another Pentecost in the New Testament when Christ birth His Church In the book of Acts, it says that when Pentecost had fully come, God gave not the law but the Holy Spirit, and what happened? Three thousand people were saved (Acts 2:41), which goes to show that “the letter [the law] kills, but the Spirit gives life!”

The law, which was “written and engraved on stones”, ministered death. It killed 3,000 people. That is why the apostle Paul calls it “the ministry of death” and “the ministry of condemnation”. (2 Corinthians 3:7–9) On the other hand, the Spirit ministered life—3,000 people were saved.

When you come under the law by trying to keep God’s commandments in order to be blessed, it will lead to death. There will be deadness in your life, ministry, health and career. But when you depend on the Spirit of Grace, it will lead to life. You will see breakthroughs and miracles (Galatians 3:5), and manifestation the fruit of the Spirit.

So, if you want to be blessed, make sure that you are on the right mountain. You see, the law was given on Mount Sinai, but the Spirit was given on Mount Zion. That is why the Bible says that “you have not come to the mountain [Sinai] that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest…But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels”. (Hebrews 12:18, 22) The Lord blesses you out of Zion (Psalm 128:5), and not Sinai!

By grace you have been saved through faith. (Ephesians 2:8) Now, continue in the Spirit of Grace. Remain on the right mountain as God continues to supply all the miracles in your life through Jesus’ sacrifice for you. He paid it All! Come boldly to the Throne of Grace and receive The Life Giving Power Of The Holy Spirit!

See You Sunday- Love in His Grace, Pastor Joe

The Best Is Yet To Come

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As we were Reflecting this past Passion Week- What an Amazing Thursday evening Worship and Healing Service we experienced; then a Such A Powerful Good Friday Service (Best ever in my 30+ years of Ministry) Then topped off with an Anointed Powerful Resurrection SUNDAY Service-WOW!!’ Biggest Service ever! Many Received Christ! Thanks to all The Faithful Saints Of NCC who helped make it happen!!

But it’s Not Over!! The Best Is Yet To Come!

Jesus paid the price for you to live an overcoming life! Because of His sacrifice, death, and resurrection, your sins have been forgiven, your righteousness assured, and your eternity IS secure.

The work Christ accomplished for YOU IS complete and your victory is sure! Our Lord Jesus’ perfect sacrifice on the cross has purchased for you a life more abundant, filled with His favor, wisdom, and provision. You can enjoy every good gift made possible through His finished work:

The Salvation Of Your Soul-

•Health and wholeness for your body

•Protection for you and your loved ones

•Restoration in your relationships

•Provision for all your needs

•Deliverance from addiction

•Peace, joy, and so much more…

I pray that you will receive our Lord’s Amazing love for you and experience His Resurrection Power and Life.

That you will not limit God in unbelief but BE a Believing believer!  May you rest confident that His finished work will cause you to walk in new levels of victory in the days to come!

We Love you and Thank God for you!!

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The Cross

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When the Apostle Paul went to the great and intellectual Grecian city of Corinth, he said, “I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2). When Paul described what his message was, he said, “We preach Christ crucified” (1 Corinthians 1:23).

To the people of Corinth the preaching of the cross was foolishness and nonsense.

But Paul said, “The foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men” (1 Corinthians 1:25). In that great intellectual center, the Cross of Christ was a stumbling block to the Jew, and to the Gentiles it was foolishness.

This “Gospel” of Christ and Him crucified is still foolishness to millions who are perishing all over the world today. Few people recognize that the answer to all the world’s problems can be found at the foot of the Cross.

As we stand at the cross today and look at a confused and frustrated world, God still asks the question, “Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who Believe” (1 Corinthians 1:20-21,)

“We preach Christ crucified.” This is the focal point of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a picture of blood flowing from Christ’s veins as He hung on the cross. The message of shed blood is gross to many, and they turn from such a gory and horrible sight, feeling offended and even outraged. Many people will accept Christ’s teaching and character , but they reject His crucifixion.

The people of Corinth were blind to Christ crucified and what it meant. To them, His death in this manner was foolishness. The Greek word here is moria, which literally means “idiocy.” Out of this Greek word comes the word moron. This is how the Corinthians evaluated the crucifixion of Christ.

The idea of a world being saved by Christ crucified was indeed foolishness to those who were proud and boastful and who thought the wisdom of the world was invented by them.  How different it is for those of us who, in simple faith, know Christ crucified. For us, the cross is the power of God and the wisdom of God.

There are many deeply religious but have not yet come to the point where they are willing to accept Christ and Him crucified. Thus, they stumble on blindly toward eventual judgment and destruction, not realizing that they are rejecting Christ and Him crucified, which is the only hope for salvation.

When we look at the cross, we see several things:

First, in the cross we see the clearest evidence of the world’s guilt. At the cross of Christ, sin reached its maximum. Its most terrible display took place at Calvary. It was never so wicked!  We see the human heart laid bare and its corruption fully exposed. The Scripture teaches that person’s heart is desperately wicked.

Christ does come to us every day–in the form of Bibles that we do not read, in the form of churches that we do not attend, in the form of human need that we pass by.

In the judgment hall of Pilate the cry was heard, “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” The people had seen His miracles. They had heard His words of Love! They had seen how He relieved suffering humanity.

Why this murderous spirit?

The answer is found deep in the human heart. Human nature has not changed, and as we stand and look at the cross, we see clear evidence that humankind is basically wrong, and we hear the thunderous verdict of God Himself when He says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

Second, in the cross we see the strongest proof of God’s hatred of what sin does. God has stated that the soul that sins shall die (Ezekiel 18:20) and that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).

To gain a clear understanding of God’s attitude toward sin, we only have to consider the purpose of Christ’s death. The Scripture says, “Without shedding of blood there is no remission” (Hebrews 9:22). Here is a positive statement that there can be no forgiveness of sin unless our debt has been paid.

God will not tolerate sin. He condemns it and demands payment for it. God could not remain a righteous God and compromise with sin. His holiness and His justice demand the death penalty.

The tendency today is to feel that such a position on God’s part is too severe. So we find ourselves manufacturing another gospel. We may say that sin is not that bad–but God said it is very bad. So bad that He demands the death penalty. When we look at the cross we see how drastically God deals with sin. The Scripture says, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us” (2 Corinthians 5:21). If God had to send His only Son to the cross in order to pay for sin, then sin must be so dark in the sight of God.

Third, in the cross we see a glorious exhibition of God’s love. We look out upon the world of nature, and in the provisions and plans made for our happiness we discover a revelation of God’s love. Yet as wonderful as these things are in revealing divine love, nothing is comparable to the sacrifice of Calvary. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Paul writes to the Roman Christians, “For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:6-8).

Fourth, in the cross we see the way to Victory. All of us have at times been defeated by Satan. We are held in bondage to sin and are controlled by the power of the devil. The cross is the instrument by which God delivers us from the penalty of our sin and from the hand of Satan.

God makes it plain that our old carnal nature was dealt with at the cross, so that in our standing in Christ this old nature has no more power over us. We are told that our “old man was crucified with Him” (Romans 6:6) and that we do not need to serve sin any longer. The Scripture promises that sin shall no longer have dominion over us (Romans 6:14). Because of Jesus’ sacrifice on The Cross-

Thousands of Christians wrestle with temptation and sin because they don’t know the Power Of The Cross. Satan uses jealousy, pride, gossip, gluttony, sex and old appetites to control them. However, in the cross you have power over all those things because Christ overcame those temptations and sins.

God cleansed you 100% at the cross and made you a New Creation- We can say with Paul, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). You have been delivered once and for all! 

The cross of Christ is not only the basis of our peace and hope–but it is the means of our eternal salvation, Righteousness and healing was accomplished. The goal of the cross is not only a full and free pardon, but a changed life lived in fellowship with God. No wonder Paul said 2,000 years ago, “We preach Christ crucified.” The world needs this message today. This is the message of hope, peace and acceptance with Our God. The world calls it “foolishness” but we who have been saved it IS The Power and Wisdom Of God.

What are you doing with the Cross of Christ? Is the Cross foolishness to you or is it The Wisdom and the Power Of God? Have you received God’s gift of Salvation through the Cross of Christ by believing in Him?

You can by simply asking- 

Pray this Prayer- “Lord God I believe and receive what Jesus accomplished for me at the Cross; in Jesus Name Amen-

Love in His Grace, Pastor Joe-

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But Seek Ye First...

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

What does God have to say to us about our life concerns? According to Matthew 6:31, The Lord Jesus tells us, “Do not worry.” He is not saying that we don’t need all the necessary things of life (food, clothes, ect.); because in the same portion of scripture He says, “For your heavenly Father knows that you need All these things.” (Matthew 6:32)

God cares about us having these things. He wants us to have all these things. In fact, He wants all these things added to us. And He tells us that the way these things are added to us is by us seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. Therefore, our number one priority every day is to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness. It is not to seek to add these things to ourselves.

What is righteousness? Righteousness is not right behavior. It is right standing with the Father. It is the clearance of all your guilt, which makes you able to stand before God. It is not something you get through right behavior. It is a gift from God. Paul calls it “the gift of righteousness”. (Romans 5:17) And to “seek” this gift is to be conscious of the fact that you have it, to confess that you are righteous in Christ.

So this righteousness we are told to seek is not right behavior, but right standing before God, which comes to us as a gift when we receive salvation.

At the cross, Jesus didn’t just remove our sins, He also gave us His righteousness so that today, we can come boldly before the throne of God and receive freely everything that He died to give us!

Today, if you want the good things in life, be assured that your Heavenly Father knows that you need these things. Just seek His righteousness, not your own righteousness, and “all these things shall be added to you”!

He’ll take care of all the divine setups- all the background work to bring you the provision you need and desire.  So, Believe His Promises as you put Him first and go forward in what God has called you to do in your life and in His Kingdom.

Love in His Grace, Pastor Joe