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Fear

Another obstacle Christians are having for not being able to receive the blessings of God is fear. According to studies, ”fear not” is repeated in about 365 times throughout the bible, meaning in everyday that come and go, there is always something that will make us to be afraid which we should not allow to terrify us.

Fear will not make your faith to increase. Now faith is the substance or assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen – Hebrews 11 : 1. When you are afraid, your faith cannot grow, all hope will be lost, there will be no evidence of anything. Fear will deprive you from moving forward in anything you set to do. It is not real, it is false.

Below are some bible verses to encourage you not to allow fear to overcome you:

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them, for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you – Deuteronomy 31 : 6. 

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go – Joshua 1 : 9.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind – 2 Timothy 1 : 9.

Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand – Isaiah 41 : 10.

For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, fear not, I will help you – Isaiah 41 : 13.

Fear not, you worm Jacob. You men of Israel. I will help you, says the Lord and your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel – Isaiah 41 : 14.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For You are with me, Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me – Psalm 23 : 4.

The Lord is on my side, I will not fear. What can man do to me? – Psalm 118 : 6.

But now, thus says the Lord, who created you O Jacob and He formed you, O Israel. Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are Mine – Isaiah 43 : 1.

Fear not, for I am with you, I will bring your descendants from the east and gather you from the west – Isaiah 43 : 5.

You drew near on the day I called you and said, do not fear – Lamentations 3 : 57.

Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed and hidden that will not be known – Matthew 10 : 26.

Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell – Matthew 10 : 28.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on December 29, 2014 in Fearless

 

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Stop being an obstacle to your blessing 2

You shall not make for yourself a carved image, any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them nor serve them, for I the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those that hate Me – Exodus 20 : 4 – 5.

Most times, the above mentioned sin is not being taken notice of because we feel that since we are now in Christ behold, old things are passed away. Brethren, the sins of idolatry cannot be passed away like that without begging God for the forgiveness and renouncing that sin. What of evil covenant that they might have made? What about any curse that might have been placed on the family? What about evil yokes? What about curtism?

The bible says that God will visit the iniquity of the father up to the third or fourth generation. Even if you said that your father was not part of that worship but what about your ground father or great-ground father, so you are still involve. Until someone rise up and take the bull by the horn by taking responsibility to beg for such sin, it cannot be swept under the carpet. Instead, it will keep on being renewed until somebody from the family rise up.

We feel that the sins of our parents cannot get to us. If you think so, glory to God for your understanding but try and read the above bible verse so that you can now know how to take your stand in any sins that your parents or ancestors have committed.

God cannot lie and His word cannot lie. All He expect us to do is to accept our error and beg for His forgiveness of our sins and that of our ancestors and He will surely forgive us because of His love for us.

Prayer : Father, I appreciate You for placing Your truth in me. Forgive me the sins of my ancestors O Lord. Don’t let the sins they have committed distant me from You and Your promises in the name of Jesus Christ. Forgive me also of any sins that I have committed against You, against Your word and against any of your children and servant. Wash me with the precious blood of Jesus Christ in the name of Jesus Christ.

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2014 in Sins

 

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A hug this Christmas

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Posted by on December 25, 2014 in Christmas

 

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Posted by on December 25, 2014 in Christmas

 

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Stop being an obstacle to your blessing

Right from the beginning of creation, God want us to be blessed and multiply but sins has been one of the greatest obstacles that prevent the blessings of God from manifesting in the lives of the children of God.  It was sin that separated us from God and the garden of Eden.  Man was sent out from the garden of Eden but still sin could not be stopped because the heart of man is very strong.

God tried all He could but no way He could stop man from sinning because of His great love for mankind, He sent Jesus Christ to come and pay a great prize for us despite the fact that we were far from God which He did not like.

Today, are christians living in the level God desire for us from the beginning? The answer is absolutely NO. Why, because we feel that Jesus has paid the price so we are no more sinners.

The bible says that, If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleans us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a lair and His word is not in us – 1 John 1 : 8 – 10. Forgiveness is in His hand  if we confess our sins to Him.

The question is, do you accept Him as your Lord and personal Savior? Do you accept that you are a sinner? Do you confess your sins to him even the sins of your ancestors? Do you ask Him to forgive you? Even after the prize Jesus Christ paid for you, do you still accept that you are a sinner? I feel that these questions are  very important for us to ask ourselves because we feel that we are no more sinners because of the sacrifice Jesus Christ paid for us.

If you have not confess your sins to Him or you don’t accept that you are a sinner, brethren, it is not too late for you to do that. First, accept Him as your Lord and personal savior no matter the level of sin that you might have committed, He is faithful and just to forgive you and write your name in the book of life. This is not the issue of I have been a christian for 20, 30, 40 or 50 years but rather the acceptance in your heart.

Prayer: Everlasting Father, I give You all the glory for Your love and grace upon our lives. Thank You for the breath of life You give to us everyday. Thank You for sending Your only Son, Jesus Christ to come and die for us despite our great sins. We accept You as our Lord and personal Savior. Forgive us in anyway we have sinned against You knowingly or unknowingly. Wash us clean with the blood of Jesus Christ so that we will be as white as snow. Forgive the sins of our ancestors. Give us the grace to know that You are the source of our lives in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2014 in Acceptance

 

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