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    Practice of Prayer

    But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. (Matthew 6:6 – NLT). I want to continue my discourse on the practice of prayer. If you are a believer, and when ask about the practice of prayer, your response is, “I just can’t find the time to really pray,” there is a great chance you don’t understand what prayer is. If you can receive this revelation on prayer, you can be liberated knowing that you have more than enough time to pray, and you can do it anytime, anywhere. We…

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    Maintaining the Divine Connection

    But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. (Matthew 6:6 – NLT) Prayer is one of those spiritual principles that I have been trying to wrap my understanding around all my Christian life. One of the issues I had is the idea of talking to God, but not seeing anything happening. I am told that God’s answer is always yes, no or wait, but is this really true when Scripture says, “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of…

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    You Are Forgiven

    When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins. (Colossians 2:13) We have a tendency to class sin in different categories. It is interesting that the sin of fornication is considered one of the biggest sins, and lying a small sin. Yet in the book of Proverbs, there are seven sins listed that God hates and fornication is not named among them. Lying is! So if sin has classes, those we see as small are still enormous. Fortunately, for us, God absolutely loves the sinner, so He found a way to punish…

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    You Were Predestined To Be Like Jesus

    In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will. (Ephesians 1:11) In talking about the perfecting of love in us, John made a startling statement in 1 John 4:17 when he says, “..as he (Jesus) is, so are we in this world.” This is one line, but these few words have cosmic, eternal significance for you and I. When talking about our identity in Christ, we cannot escape the fact that the goal of salvation is to conform us back to our original image, which essentially is like Jesus. We were made…

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    You Are The One

    For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will. (Ephesians 1:4) There are so many books published in the last decade about heaven, and our journey back to God. It speaks of a reality and a place outside of time. It is the assumed destiny of all believers, but the argument we sometimes struggle with is that heaven has always been our home before we even came to earth. For we have always had an existence in the…

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    You Are Complete In Christ

    So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. (Colossians 2:10 – NLT) To be in Christ is a privileged position. We have been declared sons of God through Jesus Christ. We have been declared the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ. We are direct representatives of Jesus Christ Himself here on Earth. Can we fathom such a position? We are sinners declared righteous and handed the keys to God’s kingdom here on Earth. Whatever we loose on Earth is loosed in Heaven and whatever we bind on Earth is bound in Heaven. As Jesus is, so are we. The…

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    You Are God’s Witness

    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8) The era where we go and gather in church and wait for sinners to come to us and get saved is over. It is very important that we don’t forsake the assembling of ourselves together, but we need to acknowledge the fact that times and seasons have changed, and the church is being pushed to become what it was always meant to be. The church is not the building, but the people who occupy the…

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    You Are God’s Vessel

    And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory. (Romans 9:23) Everything I share with you in this series of devotionals are lessons I learned along my own journey of faith. I have had to go through a painful transition from a purely ‘religious’ mindset, to see life and reality from God’s pespective, and it is not what we think; nor can it be discerned by mere common sense and human reasoning. Our identity in Christ extends all the way back to the beginning of time, when man emerged as a living soul from the dust…

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    God’s Temple

    Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? (1 Corinthaisn 3:16) I have been campaigning now for many years to try and get those in my immediate circle to stop saying, “I am going to church.” It is theological incorrect under the new covenant because we are now the living temples of God, not made with hands. We are the church. Until our language begin to change, we will fall short of walking in God’s purpose for our lives because we continue to pursue God externally, when He is within. Our bodies are His temple, and He lives within us. The…

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    God’s Friend

    And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was [aaccounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. (James 2:23). I used to struggle with believing God’s Word, especially as it relates to my identity in Christ. I eventually realized that not believing what is said about me in Scripture because it sounds too good to be true, only caused me to assume my identity from a fallen system. This established mental processes that only led me to living way below my potential, and God’s best intentions for me. So, now I choose to believe the Word spoken about me before the foundation of the world,…

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    Modeled After Christ

    For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10) The debate continues: Can a man be like God? Can we be like Jesus in appearance and functionality? Can we do the same work that He did? Can we have the same experiences, and relationship with our heavenly Father? Can we exercise the same power over sickness, death, and nature? Personally, I don’t make a habit out of doubting God’s word. Even when I don’t understand it, I still choose to believe it. I recently had a conversation with a Jehovah’s Witness. The argument was centered around…

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    We Belong To God

    Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. (1 John 3:1) It is hard to fathom the love of a perfect and holy God for people who seem so vile, corrupt, selfish and unworthy. Even the church has spent a lot of time convincing us of our unworthiness; that we are wretches, nothing but a worm worthy to be squashed, but I am of the opinion that despite our fallenness, and degerated consciousness, we are still very, very important to God, and when He looks at…

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    Untethering From The Religious System

    Scripture: And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25 – ESV) When the Word of God became flesh, and dwelt among humanity, there was a church in existence. They believed strongly in the law and the prophets. They adored Moses for what he had done and accomplished in God on their behalf. They met weekly in the synagogue for worship, prayer and the reading of Scripture. They tithed; they fasted and they demonstrated levels of…

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    Shifting Perspective – Renewing the Mind

    Scripture: And be not conformed to this world: but be yetransformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good,and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:2 – KJV) The transformation of our minds through renewal is not a one-time event, and neither is it an automatic process. It is a continual and deliberate attempt to allow ourselves to receive a new revelation. If what you believe now and your interpretation of Scripture today is the same as it was ten years ago, or even three months ago, then you have not allowed yourself to be inducted in the mind renewal process. I am…

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    Encountering God’s Love

    And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39 – NLT). I had a conversation the other day, and I held to the view that God’s love cannot be taught, only experienced. I believe this because, firstly, God is love…

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    The Secret Place: Where Relationship Develops

    But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. (Matthew 6:6 – NLT). I just can’t shake the unfolding revelation of prayer based on Jesus’ instructions to His disciples, that when you pray, go and shut yourself in your room, and talk to the Father in secret. Jesus practiced this a lot. He didn’t organize corporate and local prayer meetings, He never called for a day of fasting and prayer, and He was never called upon to pray in the synagogues that He visited. While I don’t believe anything is…

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    Where Is The Lord?

    He took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and struck the waters and said, “Where is the LORD, the God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the waters, they were divided here and there; and Elisha crossed over. (2 Kings 2:14) There is so much trauma in our world today, that many people are asking what is happening; where is God? Surprisingly, we have more local churches and countless denominations worldwide than in any other time in our history since the days of the early church established by Jesus. We also have more pharmacies, medications, and doctors than at any other time in human history. So,…

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    You Are God’s Beloved

    To the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. (Ephesians 1:6 )  “Beloved” is defined as much loved, dearly loved, adored, favorite, and darling. Too often we think that when God looks at us, all He sees is our sin… and He often turns away. If this were true, Jesus would not have died on the cross for our sins, because He did that while looking at our sin for one final moment in history. He actually became sin. Now God sees us in light of that sacrifice, which has rendered us God’s darling. We are precious in the eyes of the Lord. Believing…

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    God Chose You

    For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will – to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. (Ephesians 1:4-6). The word “chosen” suggests a careful and deliberate selection. Here is what God says: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5). When a man and woman have sexual…