Jesus died so that we can overcome sin. Jesus died so that sin will not have dominion over us. But we need to exercise our will in appropriating and connecting to what Jesus has done. That is where the believing comes in – trusting in his ability to see us through. That is faith – the connecting rod. Anywhere you have a right connection, there will be a perfect flow and wherever there is a perfect flow, there will be deposits of love, joy, goodness, patience, faithfulness, meekness and of temperance. There will be deposits of his blessings. With these deposits, you will become more and more like him; you will become Christlike. Sin will never have dominion over us again in Jesus name.
1 Cor. 1:27 says, “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.” The message of salvation is so simple that a complex mind may not understand it and that is why Jesus said you need to become like children to accept him. Just take it as it is and then it blesses you. If you try to stretch it, it will produce error.
A lot of people have given themselves to all manner of studies and have come to the conclusion that God does not exist. Prov. 14: 1a says, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” You don’t need to argue with such people, just pray for them but you must not allow them to confuse you. The beautiful thing about life is that every philosophy in life will be tested by the fiery crucibles of life itself. That is why you must run away from error and take the word of God as your direction finder, your compass in life.
2 Cor. 9:8, “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” (Personalize this scripture – And God is able to make all grace abound toward me that I always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work). I love this because it is in tandem with the greatest desire of my heart. Why do I need more money? I need an enlarged capacity to touch more lives; to lift people. There is a terrible pool downwards that you need to wage war against with the anointing that lifts.
After releasing our album titled ‘Lifted’, the ministry decided to lift some people out of poverty by empowering them but the project was not very successful. Why? Needs – honest and legitimate needs that surfaced when such monies were disbursed to the beneficiaries! Until such a person is free and starts producing, he or she cannot be truly said to be free, he or she will still be dependent on hand outs. Meditate on this scripture and confess it daily, you need the anointing – God is able to make all grace abound toward me that I always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
Titus 2:11-14, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” The essence of grace is to teach you to avoid worldly lust, to hate ungodliness. This is no longer being emphasized. Those who profess that grace is a licence for you to live anyhow after saying the sinners’ prayer do not really love you!
- Look inwards and examine your life.
- Align with the word of God. Don’t try to bend it in order to suit yourself.
TO BE CONTINUED…….