Obedience Equal Freedom

Colossians 2:6-7 (NLT)
Just as you accepted Christ Jesus as Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to Him. Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done.
 
Receiving Christ as Lord of your life is the beginning of life with Christ. But you must continue to follow His leadership by being rooted, built up, and strengthened in the faith. Christ wants to guide you and help you with your daily problems. You can live for Christ by:  
1) committing your life and submitting your will to Him (Romans 12:1-2). 
2) seeking to learn from Him, His life, and His teachings; (Colossians 3:16) and
3) recognizing the Holy Spirit’s power in you (Galatians 5:22-23).
 
Christ alone holds the answers to the true meaning of life because He is life. Christ is the unique source of knowledge and power for the Christian life. No Christian needs anything in addition to what Christ has provided to be saved.
 
We are complete in Him! We have faith that assures our salvation.
 
Hebrews 11:1-3 (NLT)
What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen.  It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see. 2) God gave His approval to people in days of old because of their faith. 3) By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.
 
Faith is the conviction based on what God says in His word will come to past in our situation.
 
The beginning point of faith is believing in God’s character. He is who He says.
 
The end point is believing in God’s promises: He will do what He says.
 
When we believe that God will fulfill His promises even though we don’t see those promises materializing at the time, we demonstrate true faith.
 
God called the universe into existence out of nothing; He declared that it was to be, and it was.
 
Our faith is in the God who created the entire universe by His word. God’s word has awesome power. When He speaks, we need to learn to listen and then respond. 
 
Believing that God exists is only the beginning. God will not settle for just acknowledgment of His existence.
 
He wants a personal, dynamic relationship with you that will transform your life.
 
Those who seek God will find that they are rewarded with His intimate presence.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Grace Bought It Faith Receives It

John 10:10 (NKJV)
 
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
 
All sin, sickness, disease, human suffering, and natural disasters are the result of Satanic hatred of the human race.
 
There was no destructions of any kind until after sin came on the scene into the human family.
 
There are no tornadoes in heaven.
There is no sickness or disease of any kind in heaven.
 
If God was going to put sickness and disease on anybody, He would have to steal it because He doesn’t have any.
 
And if it was the will of God for anyone to be sick, there would be sickness in heaven.
 
So take your God given authority and stand against anything that did not come from your heavenly Father. 
 
Redemption is the result of the great love God has for mankind.
(All People)
 
John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…
 
Romans 4:16
Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed,…
 
It is by faith that it might be by grace and grace is where everything is.
 
No faith, no grace
no grace, no Holy Ghost
no grace, no salvation
no grace, no money
no grace, no healing
it’s all in the grace!
 
Grace bought it and paid for it two thousand years ago and faith receives it.
 
Faith calls things that be not as though they were.
 
Faith can be weak and faith  can also be strengthen.
 
Put you feelings where they belong. Your feelings belong to you, you don’t belong to your feelings.
 
Our mind is our mind, no devil, no person can make us think any-thing we don’t want to think.
 
Our confession should be, “I think the Word of God”.
 
2 Corinthians 10:5
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
 
If it doesn’t line up with the Word, refuse to give it place in your thought life.
 
You have the promise in the Word of God. Faith, the blood, the Word and the mighty name of Jesus.
 
The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is one hundred percent for you.
 
One hundred percent of every-thing He has, everything God owns, everything God will have belongs to you if Jesus is your Lord!
 


WHO IS JESUS?

 John 1:1-3 
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God, and the Word became flesh and dwelled among us. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
 
 John 1:14
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
 
Jesus is the eternal expression (“Word”) of God, came to live in a human body. Jesus was both divine and human.
 
When Jesus was born, the priest Simeon and the prophetess Anna knew who He was as they held Him in their arms, but for most, His true identity was revealed only over time.
 
He was in fact the Christ, which means “the anointed one.” All human and at the same time all God.
 
Jesus was to serve as a go-between, a bridge between God and His creation.  He had been sent to repair the broken relationship between God and man.
 
Finally! The promise of reconciliation between God and man was being fulfilled.
 
The book of Hebrews tells us that Jesus’ death on the cross, some thirty-three years after His birth, fully satisfied the judgment for and made right the breach sin had caused.  “Christ died once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of all people.  He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for Him.
(Hebrews 9:28)
 
During Jesus’ life on earth, He taught us what it means to be fully human: to have a trusting, open, intimate relationship with God and with others.
 
Jesus’ enemies succeeded in having Him put to death.  They thought they were getting Him out of the way but they were actually playing into God’s plan. By surrendering His perfect life, Jesus revealed His role as our Messiah. He traded a perfect life for our lives, scarred and battered by sin.  No longer were we identified as children of sin, but now children of God!
 
Just as Adam and Eve walked with God in the garden of Eden, relishing His fellowship, all those who would accept Him were now wrapped as it were, in His clean white robe and pronounced worthy to stand in His presence–loved and forgiven.
 
And having given His life, He rose from the grave and conquered the penalties for sin once and for all.  No wonder the name of Jesus means “Savior”.
 
The primary purpose of the miracles recorded in the Bible was to confirm that a certain message or messenger had come from God. 
 
The resurrection of Jesus- the most substantiated of all Bible miracles confirms that Jesus was and is who He claimed to be, the Son of God sent to pay the price for our sins. 
 
His victory over death proves He has the power to forgive, transform, and bestow the gift of eternal life on those who put their trust in Him.
 
 


INHABITANT FAITH

 Luke 17:5-6  (NKJV)

5 And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”
6 So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, “Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,” and it would obey you. 
 
Are you concerned that you do not have enough faith to get the job done, and you are asking God
for more faith? Well, the reality is, you have enough faith already to move mountains.  When God
gave you His faith to receive the greatest miracle that will ever happen in your life, you became
a world overcomer.
 
Romans 12:3  (NKJV)
……God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
 
Romans 10:17  (NKJV)
17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
 
When you heard the gospel (the good news), God’s gift of faith came into your heart which gave you the capacity to believe the truth; thus receiving salvation.
 
That faith was enough to deliver you from the powers of darkness and translate you into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son (Col. 1:13). That is the kind of faith you have in your heart, world overcoming faith. So, if you are struggling where faith is concerned, it is not for a lack of faith; it is a lack of knowledge.
 
Hos 4:6  (NKJV)
6 My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.
 
Let me explain what I mean when I say that you have a knowledge problem.
 
Hebrews 11:1  (NKJV)
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
 
You see, faith can only give substance to the things you would hope for, and hope comes from the Word of God.  When you hear the gospel, the good news, it paints an image of what you have, what you can do, and who you are in Christ Jesus in your heart; that is hope. In other words, you can-not exercise faith for something you do not know that you have.
 

You need the knowledge that Jesus redeemed you from the curse of the law (Gal.3:13), that Jesus bore your sickness and carried your diseases Matt.8:17) 

by His stripes you were healed (Isa.53:4). That He sent His Word and healed you and delivered you from all  your destructions (Ps.107:20). Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. When you increase in Knowledge, you will be able to exercise the faith that you already have in your heart for more of God’s grace, more of the promises of God which will enable you to partake of more God’s divine nature (2 Pet.1:4).
 
2 Peter 1:2  (NKJV)
2 Grace and peace be multiplies to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
 
Without the knowledge of God and of Jesus our lord, we will not have the faith to access God’s grace or peace (Rom. 5:2).
 
Begin to immerse yourself in the Word of God and begin to explore the things that God has freely given to you.