Reconciled To God

Colossians 1:19-20
19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,
20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

The word reconcile means to bring back to a former state of harmony. The word peace means to establish harmony. If you have ever heard a group of singers, you can always tell when someone is singing out of harmony with the rest of the group. But when they sing together in harmony it not only sounds beautiful, but you also don’t notice individual singers because they sound as one.

So it is when we get born again. Because of the sin nature of our old spirit man, we were out of harmony with God. But once we get born again, we become one spirit with the Lord. This harmony with God is what makes us so powerful in the earth. The devil wants to keep us blind to the fact that we are one with God. If he can do this, he knows he can take advantage of our life through deception.

When a believer realizes they are one spirit with the Lord, and they begin to walk in harmony with God; they can go through life victorious for God will never be defeated and neither will the child of God who knows and walks in the light of their union with Him. No weapon formed against a child of God that knows who they are in Christ will prosper, because they are one spirit with the Lord.

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Love Speaks The Truth

Ephesians 4:15
Instead, by truth spoken in love, we are to grow in every way into Him—the Anointed One, the head.

One of the key aspects of love that you don’t hear much about today is speaking the truth, because if you love someone you tell them the truth. We are told by many today that to go to someone and address any sin in their life is in fact judging them and not walking in love, when in fact to not do so is to not walk in the love of God.

Galatians 6:1 tells us that if a believer is caught in sin, those who are spiritual (not flesh ruled) are to go to them to try and restore them, helping them get out of their sin. That is what love does. As scripture reveals in 1 John 4:8, God is love, and Jesus was God manifested in the flesh. Jesus also said that He only did what He was directed by His Father (Love) to do. Ephesians 5:1 tells us, we as God’s children are to imitate Him.

Jesus (Love Himself) told a man who was healed by Him, ” See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” Because Jesus loved Him and did not want to see something worse happen to Him He addressed his sinful actions. He did not condemn Him by doing so, but cared enough to speak the truth. Love speaks the truth. It does not overlook someone’s sin and stay silent. And for those who receive it, the truth will set them free.

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Agree With God

Amos 3:3
Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?

Far too many Christians on a daily basis are choosing to disagree with God. God believes one thing but they believe something else. This is revealed in how they speak of themselves. Have you ever thought about what God believes about you? What does He actually believe about your life? All we have to do is go to the Word of God to find out, for His Word clearly reveals what God believes about us.

For example, Romans 8:38 tells us that even in the midst of a world filled with challenges that come against us, because of what Jesus has done for us we are “more than conquerors” through Him who loved us. Not going to be, we already are. Yet many believers’ words speak of themselves as defeated and overcome. Yes, we face challenges, but when we speak contrary to who God says we are, we won’t walk together with God in the victory He has provided.

Another example would be the many scriptures that reveal to us in the eyes of God we have already been healed by the stripes Jesus bore at the whipping post. For us to walk in that reality we must face attacks on our body with faith and agree with God that we are healed. Like Abraham, we are not to consider what we see in the natural, but instead consider what God has said. We can’t walk together with God in all He has for us until we choose to agree with Him. When we do, things change.

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Would you like your faith to abound? It can. There are two major keys that affect this part of your life. Your relationship with the Lord, and gratitude. That’s right, gratitude. Find out more in this powerful series by Pastor Baker.

God Will Be Our Shield

Psalms 18:30
As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the LORD is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

It is wonderful to know we have God as a shield in this life we live who will protect us from evil and the works of darkness in this world. How do we get this protection? We must put our complete trust in Him. What does it mean to completely trust in our God? He tells us in the first part of the verse.

As for God, His way is perfect for the Word of the Lord is proven. Think about that for a minute. God’s ways are perfect. That word perfect means complete, lacking nothing. Man’s ways are not perfect. If we choose to do life our own way, we are headed down an imperfect path, and this will give satan opportunity to take advantage of our life. How do we find out about His perfect ways? From His Word.

In Luke 6:46-49, Jesus said if you come to Him and hear His sayings and don’t do them you are building on sand. When storms come you will go down. But if you do what He says, when storms come not only will you stand, you won’t be shaken. So many believers say they trust in God, but still do their own thing. God’s ways are perfect. When we choose to stop living life our own way and do what Jesus said, we are trusting in Him, and He will shield us from the storms.

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Defeating Fear

1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

Every person at different times in their life will be confronted by fear. If we do not deal with fear when it comes we will give place for the enemy to work in our life. Whenever fear comes you need to address it immediately so that you don’t allow darkness to take advantage of you. Here are some things you can do to overcome fear.

  1. As our verse above tells us, perfect love casts out fear. God is that perfect love. If you take time to draw near to God, become aware of Him through worship, prayer, or His Word, being in the presence of Love Himself will cause that fear to go.
  2. In 2 Timothy 1:7 we are told God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. In the verse before this we are told to stir up the gift of God (the Holy Spirit) within us. You can do so by praying in the Holy Spirit. When you do your spirit man is praying, and as you become more aware of your spirit man you can overcome fear.
  3. In Ephesians 6:16 we are told to take up the shield of faith, which will quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. It is through these fiery darts (thoughts) fear can come. Go to God’s Word that addresses any area you may be dealing with fear and meditate on those verses. Faith will rise and you can quench every fiery dart.
  4. In Isaiah 26:3 we are told God will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed upon Him. Don’t focus your time on negative things. Get your focus on God and He can bring you peace, removing fear.

Do these things and you can defeat fear when it comes.

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Nothing Compares To Knowing Jesus

Philippians 3:8-9
8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ
9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;

In verse 9 the phrase “be found in Him” means to have an intimate relationship with Jesus, to be one with Him. When we put our faith in Jesus, we should no longer strive to obtain things, or human status, we have obtained all we need in Christ Jesus our Lord. Our sole worth in life should now only be found in Him and nothing else, and like the apostle Paul, we should count all things as loss and focus on knowing Jesus. Paul knew something about pursuing the wrong things in life.

From an early age Paul thought what he was pursuing in life was the right thing. Raised in a culture where knowing and keeping what had become a man-made religion, as the Jews had added many of their own laws to what God had given them, this was considered a life to be envied. It was a deceiving way to live life thinking if you could live up to the standards that man had made, you could become righteous and know God. Paul upon meeting Jesus on the Damascus road found out he had placed his value in life on the wrong thing.

Many believers still do so today. They may value their possessions, money, or their status in a position as something to chase after. Paul found out all such things including man-made religion were as rubbish compared to knowing Jesus, for they cannot give you what really matters in life, being found in Him. It comes from faith in Christ, and a daily pursuit of knowing Him. All other things will simply leave you empty. But knowing Jesus personally and pursuing Him will fill your life to the full, to overflowing.

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Would you like your faith to abound? It can. There are two major keys that affect this part of your life. Your relationship with the Lord, and gratitude. That’s right, gratitude. Find out more in this powerful series by Pastor Baker.

Acknowledge The Goodness of God

Philemon 1:6
…that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

Once you are born again you have within you all that is good, because you have the very presence of God Himself residing in your spirit. To become effective in sharing your faith, acknowledge how good your God is. Don’t magnify the devil by focusing on and talking about what you may be facing in the natural, magnify the goodness of God within you by acknowledging all you have in Christ Jesus, and what He has done for you.

This is what walking by faith and not by sight is all about. When you walk by faith you do not look at what is seen or revealed to the senses, but the things which are not seen (what is not yet revealed in the natural realm) but found in the promises of God’s Word. We don’t deny the natural realm, we just don’t magnify and focus our attention on it by talking about and confessing the problems.

Instead focus on the goodness of God by looking to God’s Word, and magnifying and confessing the Word of God over your life. Faith is unmoved by what it sees, unaffected by what it feels, for it is only focused on what God has said. That is true faith, and that is how you will change your circumstances and share your faith with others as you acknowledge every good thing you have in Christ Jesus.

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