August 30, 2014
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Pure Spiritual Power
by Gloria Copeland
So many believers think of the fruit of the Spirit as little more than a passive list of pleasant qualities that can help improve their personalities. But they’re far greater than that! They’re pure spiritual power.
Love is so powerful, the scripture says, that it never fails. Patience is so powerful it cannot be stopped. No matter what the circumstances, it will not quit. Temperance is so powerful it can master all the unruly desires of your flesh.
The fruits of the Spirit are not weak; they’re strong. So strong all the demons of hell can’t stop them. So strong that if you’ll let them flow out of you, they’ll correct the problems in your life. They’ll keep you steadfast when all the people around you are falling down. They’ll keep you on your feet when governments fail and when the storms of life come.
We are living in dangerous days. There’s only one way you can make it through in victory. You must begin to release those powerful fruits of the Spirit God has placed inside you. Believe me, if you’re born again, they are there. Learn to yield to them and as 2 Peter 1:10 promised, you shall never fall
We all have a reference. The reason for the action.
It is either out of an experience, counsel, book or ignorance. How do you know that colour is blue? Someone told you that was what blue looks like and you believed it. Whenever we have a choice to make, our brain becomes like a hard disk and we search through to find out if we have seen this done before or if we know how to do it.
This is where references come in. When starting a business or some kind of project, it’s helpful not to reinvent the wheel unless you have to. There’s hardly any business that you are starting in which someone has tried a variant. When it comes to decisions, I find that the Bible is the best place to go because it is absolute advice that has worked for millions and is inspired by God. The Bible says those who sleep a lot will become poor. I’m not going to look for that one guy who got some money and claims he sleeps nine hours a day. He may be the exception at the moment but eventually, truth will catch up with him.
Find someone who has done what you want to do. Read his book. Watch his videos. Ask him how he did it. Ask God to guide you.
August 28, 2014
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered.
Abide in Jesus
by Gloria Copeland
If I were to ask you to make a list of a hundred things you need to do to please the Lord today, you could do it, couldn’t you? In fact, you probably have so many spiritual “do’s” and “don’ts” cluttering up your mind that you’d hardly know where to start.
But you can relax. I’m not going to suggest you make a list of them. Instead, I’m going to help you simplify things by giving you only one: Abide in Jesus.
The one thing you’re truly responsible for is your union with Him. If you keep your union and fellowship with Him intact, everything else will be taken care of.
"But Gloria, I’m facing some big problems right now. My life’s turned upside down. I’m so rushed I don’t know whether I’m coming or going. I don’t have time to fellowship with the Lord today."
That’s when you need to do it the most! You need to maintain your union with the Lord particularly when the storms of life come. I know that’s often not easy to do. Whether the storm is a sickness in your body or financial problems or family strife, the temptation will be to settle your attention and your mind on that problem. You won’t even want to think about anything else.
That’s what the devil planned on. That’s the reason he sent that storm in the first place. To distract you from fellowshiping with God. To draw your attention away from your union with Him.
Don’t fall into the devil’s trap. Instead, keep your thoughts and affections trained on the Lord. As you do that, the force of faith will begin to flow out of you. And that flow will repel every form of darkness. It will bring you in triumph through every storm.
Fellowship with Jesus today
I didn’t know whether they appreciated me telling them that or not, but I continued: “You need to get in a church somewhere and work for God and worship the Lord. You need to get hooked up instead of going from church to church. A rolling stone never gathers any moss.
“Besides that, we need each other. We need the fel- lowship of one another.”
Someone said, “I can stay home and be as good a Christian as anybody.” You can’t do it. The Bible says, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching” (Heb. 10:25). We see that day approaching — the coming of the Lord. We need one another. No, we don’t go to church because we’re in love with the pastor or the pastor’s wife or the Sunday school teacher. We should go to church because we love God and want to worship Him.
—Kenneth E Hagin
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And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: (Deuteronomy 28:1 KJV)
Rhapsody of Realities.
Tuesday, August 26th .
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
WALKING IN UNION WITH THE FATHER.
Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak to you, I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. (John 14:10).
In Matthew 1:18, the Lord Jesus; while still in the womb of the Virgin Mary, was called the child of the Holy Spirit. Then in our opening verse, we read that the Lord Jesus called the Holy Spirit the Father that dwells in Him, identifying Him (the Holy Spirit) as the One who does the miracles. Furthermore, in John 8:38, He said, “I speak that which I have seen with my Father….”
It’s thus clear that Jesus walked in union with the Father in an extraordinary way. He did nothing independent of the Holy Spirit. He said in John 5:19, “…Verily, verily, I say to you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.” He was always conscious of His inseparable oneness with the Father. No wonder He was so inspiring, and was such an outstanding success in everything He did.
If you have received the Holy Spirit into you, your body is His temple (1 Corinthians 16:19). It’s therefore important that you walk in union with the Father that lives in you. Become conscious that you’re not alone. All the while you were trying to “reachout” to the Father, thinking your prayers weren’t “going above the ceiling,” He was in you. You never needed to cry or yell for Him to hear you. Every where you go, you go with the Father who lives permanently in you.
Relate with the Holy Spirit as your Father for real, and not as a mere influence. Understand that He knows you more than you know yourself. He can effectively handle you; you’re not a mystery or a surprise to Him at all. There’s nothing about you that’s strange to Him. He’s more passionate about your success than you could ever be. Simply accept what He sees you to be, and say “yes” to Him; that’s when you’re ready to walk in union with Him.
Dear Father, I thank you for your presence in my life. What a blessing to be one with you, and experience such glorious fellowship and transformation from glory to glory. I yield myself to you and declare that my life is for your glory, today, and forever, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 Corinthians 6:17.
But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. ;
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Daily Scripture Reading
1 Year Bible Reading Plan:
1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1,
2 Year Bible Reading Plan:
so ignore them. They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch.” Matthew 15:14
In whatever you do, look for people who have been successful to study, read about or work for/with. Why would anyone listen to someone who has no proof of what they talk about? It’s like having a mentor who has never done anything worth emulating.
The verse above interests me because Jesus showed us that it’s possible for blind/ignorant people/leaders can lead others. The one you listen to will lead you.