You Already Have It!

What?

I already have it!

YES!

Through adoption by God, you already have it.

Power, authority and freedom from fear.

As an adopted child of God we are adopted into the family of God

and become joint heirs with Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:15

For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear,

but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out

“Abba Father”.

As an adopted child of God,

we have been given the same rights as the Son

and have been given a new name, a new identity in Christ.

Most importantly, through adoption, we

have been given power and authority to overcome

“all the power of the enemy,” (Luke 10:19)

Jesus had authority over everything; to cast out demons,

heal the sick and over disease.

Matthew 28:18, Mark 1:27, Luke 7:7

As joint heirs with Christ, we inherit eternal life,

the authority to speak over our lives in His Name

and receive all that Christ possesses.

Every person is from God, but not all have been

adopted as sons of God.

To receive your inheritance you must receive Jesus

as your Lord and Savior.

Then all that He has is yours!

Willing

Jesus once told a leper “I am willing”.
Jesus reached out His hand and touched the man.
“I am willing,” He said.
“Be clean!”
Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.
 
Lepers were outcasts of society.
They lived separately and no one touched them.
Yet Jesus was willing to reach out, touch the man and heal him.
 
Jesus was willing to heal a blind man on the Sabbath.
John 9
He was willing to speak with the woman at the well.
Even though she was a Samaritan and Jewish people were not to
have any contact with them.  Yet Jesus was willing.
 
Jesus was willing to sit with thieves, beggars, tax collectors and sinners.
Jesus was willing to hang on a cross. 
 
How many of us are willing to follow in Jesus’s example?
How many of us will love the unlovable, talk to the homeless,
forgive those who have sinned against us, or help
those who are in need.
 
I am willing!
 
Are you?

A Measure of Faith

Everyone has faith in something.
We have faith the sun will rise and set daily.
Faith the floor will be there as we set our feet upon it.
These are constants.

The faith put in jobs, cars, friends, family and ourselves is not.
This type of faith can fail.

But when we come to Christ we are given a “measure of faith”.

Romans 12:3
For I say, through the grace given to me,
to everyone who is among you,
not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think,
but to think soberly,
as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

An everlasting faith in God, Who will never fail.
It is a gift that grows.
Every Christian is given the same amount of faith
and every time we tap into faith by
leaning on, trusting in, and obeying God faith magnifies.

II Thessalonians 1:3
We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren,
as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly,
and the love of of everyone of you all abound toward each other….

The power source of faith is the word of God.
Just as water is a power source for electricity.
Without water–no power.
Without God’s word–little faith.

Romans 10:17
So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

The more of God’s word the greater the faith.
Faith is planted in our spirit and as we water it with the Word
it flourishes and is nurtured by the Holy Spirit.

Water your measure of faith today with the Word of God.

Get Your Free Gift Here–>God

 
Get your free gift.
 
Just send in your info, no purchase necessary.
Simply pay for postage and handling.
 
 
You can enter just about every type of sweepstakes
or contest you could think of.
You can buy a lottery ticket (or more)
every time you go to the neighborhood store.
 
Every one of these sweepstakes, contests, 
& lotteries will cost you something.
Either time, personal information (which can be sold)
or money.
 
Yet the greatest gift is free!
 
It is the gift of salvation.
Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment
came to all men, resulting in condemnation,
even so through one Man’s righteous
act the free gift came to all men, resulting
in justification of life.
 
What do we have to do to get it?
Not much—just receive it!
 
God gave us His Son, Jesus Christ, as a free gift.
It is up to us to receive His free 
and unmerited gift of salvation.
 
By accepting this free gift we become a “whosoever”.
for, whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord
shall be saved.
 
Not all can become a “whosoever”.
Claim your free gift today!

Do Yourself A Favor

As we hold on to grudges and resentment
they tend to gain control over our lives.
 
Also, they grow out of proportion.
Resentment can materialize physically and emotionally.
Resentment makes us ill.
 
Cease from anger and forsake wrath;
do not fret, it only causes harm.
 
Don’t be quick to fly off the handle
Anger boomerangs.
You can spot a fool by the lumps on his head.
 
Resentment leads to communication being cut off
and isolation from others.
 
Do yourself a favor and forgive.
Let go of anger, bitterness and unforgiveness.
 
Do this for yourself.
 
It may seem impossible, but nothing is impossible for God.
 
For with God, nothing will be impossible.
 
But God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were sinners Christ died for us.
 
The Bible tells us in Ephesians 4:31-32 to put away
all bitterness, wrath, and anger.
 
Forgive just as our Father God forgave us.

 

Beyond Description

God told Adam to name all the creatures in the Garden
so He brought each one to Adam,
to see what he would name them.
 
Since that time, man has put a name on everything he sees.
 
Once named we can visualize it by the description.
It is hard to visualize someone who is invisible.
Which is why God is beyond our ability to describe Him—
or is He?
 
Even though the Bible does not give a physical
description of God, it does tell us about Who He is.
 
Isaiah tells us in chapter 55 verse 9,
His ways and thoughts are higher than ours.
 
Jesus told Phillip “he who has seen Me has seen the Father”
 
So when we look at Jesus we see a man who loved,
felt compassion, taught, healed the sick, and fed crowds.
He went out of His way to serve others.
He was not boastful or prideful.
Jesus lived as a man, using His divine nature to glorify God the Father.
 
 
God is beyond our human understanding 
and description.
But through the Holy Spirit, we can see Him.
 
He is love at the highest level and magnitude.

 

Just Waiting For The Parade

A victory parade is held to celebrate victory over the enemy.
 
The United States did it with the allies after WWI and II.
 
In ancient times the parade was lead by the conquerors
followed by the spoils of war.
Next came the leader of the defeated army
and the captives
and finally, the victorious army.
 
The defeating army held this procession to make a 
public spectacle of the captives.
 
The Bible lets us know Jesus has already won the battle.
 
He accomplished this on the cross.
 
Jesus took our captivity captive.  Ephesians 4:8
 
He has freed us from the destruction of sin.
Having disarmed principalities
and powers, He made a public spectacle of them,
triumphing over them in it.
 
Jesus now leads us in victory.
 
Now thanks be to God who always leads us
in triumph in Christ and through us diffuses the
fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
 
The battle has been won.
The parade is getting ready to start.
 
Don’t sit on the sidelines watching.
 
Join the victorious in Christ!