Real Life Through Christ

1 John 4:9 KJV
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
 
God demonstrated, or proved, he loves us by sending Jesus Christ into the world. He paid the penalty for our sins so that we can be restored to a righteous relationship with God. That is not all of the benefits Jesus purchased for us. God sent Jesus so that we can enjoy real life through Christ. God desires for everyone to experience the good life he’s planned from the beginning. When God created everything he said it was good. With the craziness in society today it may be difficult to wrap our minds around the truth that God wants us to have and enjoy the good life. Jesus came for this purpose; the good life. The real life is through Christ Jesus! That’s why he came. Enjoy your real life in Christ and keep winning by faith!
 
 
Prayer – I thank you Father for giving me the opportunity to receive the life you planned from the beginning. I receive and I will give glory to you as I enjoyed the real life through Christ Jesus. Amen!


Why Should You Praise God?

Ephesians 1:6-8 tlb
Now all praise to God for his wonderful kindness to us and his favor that he has poured out upon us because we belong to his dearly loved Son. 7 So overflowing is his kindness toward us that he took away all our sins through the blood of his Son, by whom we are saved; 8 and he has showered down upon us the richness of his grace—for how well he understands us and knows what is best for us at all times.
 
You should praise God for his wonderful kindness to you. You should praise God for his favor he pours down on you because you belong to his son Jesus Christ. You should praise God because he took away all your sins with the blood of Jesus. If that’s not enough reason for you to praise God, there is another outstanding reason you should praise God. You should praise God because he has showered down on you the richness of his grace. This is the grace that you need to win and every situation. Yes, my friend,You have reasons to praise the Lord. In fact, you should praise him now! Hallelujah!
 
Prayer- Father, I thank you for your amazing blessings. I can never thank you and praise you enough for your manifold goodness. May praise and thanksgiving to you. Always be on my lips. Hallelujah!
 


Love In Action (4)

Hebrews 12:2-4 tlb
Keep your eyes on Jesus, our leader and instructor. He was willing to die a shameful death on the cross because of the joy he knew would be his afterwards; and now he sits in the place of honor by the throne of God. 3 If you want to keep from becoming fainthearted and weary, think about his patience as sinful men did such terrible things to him. 4 After all, you have never yet struggled against sin and temptation until you sweat great drops of blood.
 
For the joy that was coming after his shameful death on the cross is the reason Jesus was willing to die. The joy was the great harvest of new born-again Believers. Jesus is the firstborn of many brothers and sisters. The cross was God’s love; that confused the enemy. The enemy thought he won when Jesus died, but God’s love was concealed in his wisdom. Jesus was the seed God planted in the Earth to receive a harvest of New Creations of people. A kernel of wheat must die and be planted to bring forth a harvest (John 12:24). Jesus loves us so much that he laid down his life so that we can live the life God planned for us from the beginning for Adam. Jesus suffered because he knew this was for our benefit. Love always does what is best for others. God loves us. He gave his son for us. Jesus loves us so much he endured a shameful, inhumane death for us. Hallelujah! We win in life because of Christ Jesus.
 
Prayer- Heavenly Father, I thank you for all you do for me. It is because your love, not because I deserve your goodness. I can never thank you enough for Jesus Christ: my Lord, Savior, King, Redeemer, healer, righteousness, peace, and Victory. He is my great I Am. I thank you Jesus for giving me life, living in me, and giving me Victory! Amen.


Come Out!

Mark 5:8 GW
He shouted this because Jesus said, “You evil spirit, come out of the man.”
 
 
Jesus freed people from the dominion of evil spirits. It is never the will of God for someone to be controlled by the devil. Jesus gave the church (his body) the authority and ability to set those held captive by the devil, free. Jesus shouted and commanded the evil spirit to come out of the man. Jesus commanded, the evil spirit obeyed, and the man was free. Freeing people from evil spirits is a part of proclaiming the Gospel. When we come in contact with someone bound by evil spirits, let’s free them like Jesus did. Commanded the evil spirit to come out in Jesus name! It will obey and the person will be free to live the winning life in Christ. You are a winner! Go help others win in life!
 
Prayers – Father, I thank you for the authority you gave Jesus over all the ability of the devil. Jesus gave me the right to use his Authority to set people free from the powers of darkness. I purpose to free those in bondage as Jesus did in Jesus name.


Always Thankful

1 Corinthians 1:4-5 tlb I can never stop thanking God for all the wonderful gifts he has given you, now that you are Christ’s: 5 he has enriched your whole life. He has helped you speak out for him and has given you a full understanding of the truth;

In this segment of scripture Apostle lets the Saints at Corinth know how he consistently thanked God for the wonderful gifts they have received through their Union with Christ. These wonderful gifts were not only for the Saints at Corinth, but is for us today. We are enriched in every area of our lives through our Union with Christ. Jesus Christ opened the door to all the goodness of God for us. God doesn’t want us to keep the news of his goodness to ourselves, but he has given us the grace necessary to speak on his behalf. We must be thankful for the winning life we have in Christ and tell others about God’s goodness. God is good all the time and all the time our God is good.

 

Prayer- Father, you are always good. You do only good and I am thankful for your unconditional love expressed in your goodness to me.



Love in Action (3)

Luke 7:11-15 Soon afterward Jesus went with his disciples to the village of Nain, and a large crowd followed him. A funeral procession was coming out as he approached the village gate. The young man who had died was a widow’s only son, and a large crowd from the village was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. “Don’t cry!” he said. Then he walked over to the coffin and touched it, and the bearers stopped. “Young man,” he said, “I tell you, get up.” Then the dead boy sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother.
 
What an amazing Act of love Jesus demonstrated to this mother. We can only imagine the emotional pain she was experiencing because of the death of her only son. To compound the challenge, she was a widow and her son was the means of her financial well-being. Jesus saw her, felt her pain, and did what was necessary to change the situation from defeat to victory, from sorrow to Joy.
 
Jesus was moved with compassion to turn the widow’s mourning to dancing. This is what love does. Love considers others more important than themselves. Jesus was a “make everybody’s day a great day,” kind of person. God was in Christ Jesus loving hurting humanity.
 
In this life we will face challenges, but God loves us and he is aware of everything we go through. He is moved, as Jesus was for this Widow, to do something to turn your situation around. His love is always expressed in the acts he does for us. God is doing something right now for you to win in life. You may not be aware of it, but God is working it out because he loves you and wants you to proclaim his love to the hurting people in this world.
 
Hurting people are everywhere: in your family, at your workplace, your neighbors, at school, and everywhere we are. Take time to be a “make someone’s day a great day” person like Jesus. You are the one Jesus Christ can count on to spread his love to others.
 
Prayer- Father, you are amazing. I read your word and see how much you love us through the works Jesus did. I purpose to allow Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to love through me. I see hurting people everyday and everywhere. Help me not to be so involved in my little world that I don’t take time to love others as you love me. Amen.
 


Love In Action (2)

John 4:4 – 10 tlb He had to go through Samaria on the way, 5-6 and around noon as he approached the village of Sychar, he came to Jacob’s Well, located on the parcel of ground Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jesus was tired from the long walk in the hot sun and sat wearily beside the well. 7 Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus asked her for a drink. 8 He was alone at the time as his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food. 9 The woman was surprised that a Jew would ask a “despised Samaritan” for anything—usually they wouldn’t even speak to them!—and she remarked about this to Jesus. 10 He replied, “If you only knew what a wonderful gift God has for you, and who I am, you would ask me for some living water!”
 
 
God is love, therefore, everything Jesus did was an expression of God’s love for us. Everyone is special and Dear to God. Regardless of the lifestyle a person is living, God loves them and desires for them to believe in Jesus Christ so that they may experience the good life Jesus purchased for them on the cross. In this segment of scripture, Jesus takes quality time to minister to a woman that was, by law, considered an outcast. This expression of love speaks volumes about the depth of God’s love for us. Regardless of what your past or present lifestyle is, God loves you. You can never go too far in sin that is beyond the reach of God’s love. It was necessary for Jesus to go to Samaria at this appointed time to minister God’s love to this lost and hurting woman. Christ lives in us and we are compelled by his love in us to do what he did for this special lady. We have received the love of God and we win in life because of his love working in us by the Holy Spirit and we are excited as Jesus was to share God’s love with others. Our love is a fact because our love is expressed through loving acts to others we know and don’t know. We love everyone as God loves.
 
Prayer – Father, I thank you for loving me, therefore, I gladly love others and desire everyone to receive your love through faith in Jesus Christ. Help me to always


Love in Action

John 3:16-17 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

Jesus Christ was the manifestation of God in human form. In fact, his name Emmanuel means God with us. God is love, therefore, everything Jesus did was an expression of God’s love for mankind. The major demonstration of God’s love was Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. What an amazing Savior Jesus is! In the Old Covenant, they were required to offer an innocent lamb as a sacrifice for their sins. Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of that sacrifice for us under the New Covenant. He is our Lamb of God who died to take away the sins of the world. Everyone, regardless of what sinful acts we committed, if we choose to believe in Jesus Christ we are forgiven and receive eternal life.

Eternal life is the life of God. The quality of spiritual life that we received through faith in Jesus Christ. Eternal life is the winning life we receive because of Jesus Christ. God loves us so much that he gave his son, Jesus Christ. This is the greatest act of love this planet has ever experienced. What a mighty and loving God we worship!

Prayer- Father, I thank you for giving your son Jesus Christ to die for me. I believe and I thank you for giving me eternal life. I have your life, your nature, and your ability in my heart right now. In Jesus name, amen.



The Most Important Things

Acts 6:4 KJV But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
 
Have you heard the saying, “Seems like there are not enough hours in a day”? I don’t know about you, but I can get busy with the business of life. Thank God for the Holy Spirit who puts me in check to make sure I do the most important things which are ministry of the word and consistently praying. These are the major keys to winning in every situation in our lives. The enemy loves for us to get so busy with the business of daily living that we cut back on our praying and devotion to the word. He would love for us to disconnect from our life source, but we have a helper who lives inside of us. The Holy Ghost puts us in remembrance of what the most important things are. We must purpose to never get too busy and break our lifestyle of reading and praying everyday. These are the most important things to win in life. A wordless and prayerless life is a life headed for destruction. Thank God we always win because we always devote quality time to the ministry of the word and prayer to our Heavenly Father.
 

Prayer- Father, I thank you for your word and the privilege of prayer. Help me to never get too busy with the affairs of life that I don’t pray and read your word. Thank you for every benefit and every promise in your word. I purpose to be more diligent in the things of God. I will read your word and pray more consistently than before. I will not skimp on the word of God and prayer another day in my life!



Power

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
 
 
Jesus gave his Apostles an amazing promise before he ascended back to our Heavenly Father. He told them they would receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them. This Supernatural power would give them the supernatural ability to be an effective witness of him. If the Apostles needed the power of the Holy Spirit to be witnesses of Christ, so do we today. The greatest thing that can happen in life is to receive new life through faith in Christ Jesus. God doesn’t want us to keep this to ourselves. He gave us Holy Ghost power to go share the good news about Jesus Christ. God wants everyone to win in life and he gave us Supernatural power to be witnesses of Christ. Thank God for the mighty Holy Spirit who causes us to win in life and to be effective witnesses of our Lord, Jesus Christ. He lives and reigns over all!
 
Prayer – Father, I thank you for the power of the Holy Ghost to enable me to boldly share the gospel. I purpose to share the good news of Jesus Christ in my home, workplace, and abroad. I am not ashamed of the Gospel. I am an anointed and appointed witness of Christ Jesus, my Lord. Amen!