You Must Be Built Up

Every child start life on milk from the mothers breast and then graduate to formulas. Gradually the child is weaned from milk, both mothers milk and formulas and started on light solids, peas, fruits, fish, until gradually the child is grown enough to eat every kind of food.

So is with us as Christians, we start up after salvation with forsaking our old ways of living. We embrace righteousness through Christ and drop of unholy living, lying, being troublesome, sexual immorality, murder, and all kinds of evil. We are weaned off such way of living at our conversion. We however must not remain there. We need to grow, feeding our spirit man with the word of God as the Holy Spirit help us.

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To get us to be transformed Christ gave gifts unto some from amongst us to help feed us with depth of insight revealed from The Word so we can mature in our knowledge of God and what Christ Jesus attained for us

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Ephesians 4:11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.

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We however, must be careful of what we are being fed. As a child, when an infant or toddlers are fed something they do not like, the child will vomit such, spit it out, reject it, even though they cannot speak, signalling to the adult that I don’t want this. So also as born again and spirit filled individuals, we must be able to spit out teachings that are contrary to Christ. Most do not know falsehood from the pulpit because they have not been reading their Bible. Many are fed false narratives not in the Scriptures.

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To build your spirit man up, you must take time to read your Bible with the help of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that gives understanding of what you are reading. You must learn to discern truth from falsehood or else you will be tossed here and there.

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While men slept, friends, the enemy has sown weeds amongst the good seed of God. The gifts Christ gave to many have been polluted by greed, disobedience, pride, and the love of mammon. We must pray for sight to see.

Shalom!

See You In Scriptures?

But because of God’s great love for me, God, who is rich in mercy,
made Me alive with Christ even when I was dead in transgressions –it is by grace I have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5 Personified
You must learn to see yourself in the Scriptures, it will build up your faith.

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Today’s Declaration
I am being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.
Ephesians 2:22. You also can declare thus and believe. It is so! Hallelujah!

Therefore, heaven and earth has come together to build YOU up as Gods temple which will never be defiled by sin, sickness, or infirmity

For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
Ephesians 2:18. You and I have access to God! Take advantage of this!

He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. Ephesians. 2:17. Jesus want you and I to have peace. Trust Him!

Shalom!

You Must Be Confident

This is culled from a 2016 post. I Am A Confident Woman! Are You! Edited for the purpose of this moment of Truth That Set Free!

You should know dearest Sisters that you are a vessel of honor in your Saviors hands! You have been blessed with a wide shoulder to lean on, a helping hand to hold another, lift up and wipe off others tears.

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You have a sensitive and listening ear, a tender heart to love yet strong enough to stand against wickedness. You have a bridled tongue, lips seasoned with salt, a mouth filled with words that sustains the weary.

You speak truth always, you are not a gossip or rumor monger. You say things the way it is, you are not a hypocrite, far be that from you! You own up for your mistakes, and you are not afraid to say you are sorry for any wrong done!!! You are enough! You are a gem! A treasure!

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Dear Sisters, you are not perfect though! Do you know your weaknesses? Examine yourselves and then take up Christ strength as a shield, draw from the wellsprings of grace constantly, I mean live in it, joined in, embedded, enclosed, get my point? Immerse yourself in Christ strength on a daily basis.

Even though you might have a tiny winy faith, these are the kind that can move mountains, for you are the seed of Abraham. I know you love our Father, for He first loved us and counted us worthy by grace alone, not by any works on our part, solely His love. A love that cannot be explained, unconditional, unchanging and always constant!

Thank the Lord Jesus Sis! You are blessed and highly favored!

Shalom!

You! Affirmed By God!

Lately, I have heard God speak to me through unlikely vessels. I say unlikely vessels because these people do not know me intimately, which makes their comment even more intriguing. God speaks words of correction and affirmation just like in the scriptures through unlikely vessels. When strangers affirms you, you will know it is God speaking to you what you needed to hear.

If you remember in the book of Numbers 22:30 a donkey spoke and asked its owner in human voice a question and the owner answered back. Balaam was not even surprised that an animal spoke. Read the full chapter of Numbers 22 for more insight. It confirms to me that God can speak through any vessel. You will do yourself a disservice not to listen.

Therefor, when you hear words of encouragement that speaks the mind of God for you, thank God for affirming you. You know the devil will never affirm you.

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I hear the Lord say to you:

You have all that you will ever need

You are gifted with gifts for your world

You will be doing a disservice to God if you do not amplify that voice

You definitely have something in there

You have a story to tell to inspire and encourage many

You are a success, you must believe this

You are blessed and highly favored in many ways you may never know

You have a way with words, it touches so deep

You are unique

You are a pacesetter

You are anointed

You are ……

Take time to listen to what you hear when you study the scriptures.

Mind you it also tells you what you need to work on by the help of the Holy Spirit of course. The truth is that we CANNOT change ourselves apart from the Spirit of God. The Spirit transforms. I will elaborate on that soon. Right now be inspired, the Lord Himself affirms you!

Shalom!

Confidence Booster

One of the scriptures that gives me immeasurable joy and confidence is Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed ME in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose Me in Christ before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. Personified

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Meditate on these scriptural verses and see your confidence in Christ skyrocket. You will just know that you know you are more than the other voices are saying about you! This confirms that you are loved so much that plans were in place for your good before you ever came into the picture!

Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 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 son-ship 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. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

Shalom!

You Are Chosen In Him!

In Christ Jesus I was 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

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Friends, this new month, if you do not remind yourself of what God has spoken about you in the scriptures, the devil will tell you what God has not said about you!

Remember, God’s intention towards you is of good, to prosper you, not of evil, God’s intention is to give you hope and a glorious future, to see you to your expected end of goodness and mercy always. Jeremiah 29:11

You have got to believe this and walk in that confidence! Jesus loves you and want to have a relationship with you. He also has great plans for you.

Walk into the light as He beckons you come. Matthew 11:28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. For all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory – Romans 3:23

My 2 cent to start you off on Truth that set free!

Shalom!

You Are Known!

It was the will of God for Paul to be an Apostle of Jesus Christ according to the opening statement of the book of Ephesians chapter 1 verse 1

Ephesians 2 verse 10 says we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works that God created in advance for us to fulfill.

This means God created Saul before the foundations of the world was laid according to Ephesians 1 verse 4. The book of Jeremiah 1 verse 5 also state that, 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.

Let me state this here for you: Before God formed you, I and Saul, now Paul in our mothers wombs, God knew us. Before we were born He set us apart, he appointed you, I and Paul as prophet to the nations! Wow! Isn’t this something? You can rest assured you are exactly where you ought to be! In God’s WILL!

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Friends, the Lord knew you, had a plan for you, a path to walk through, and walk on. Believe it or not, every single detail of you life and mine are ALL for the glory of God’s holy name. The ups and downs, our successes and failures, the mistakes, the highs and the lows are ALL part of God’s plan to glorify Himself in YOU! Read John 9:3

Do you want to tell me God did not know Saul, now called Paul will be instrumental to the death of Stephen and other saints? God is Sovereign friends! He knows! And He works in ways we cannot simply understand. Ephesians 1:11 says God works out EVERYTHING in conformity with the purpose of his will.

This should encourage you to rejoice even now! You are in God’s will, walking the path He ordained for you, thriving, and flourishing like the cedars of Lebanon, proclaiming , ” The Lord is upright; He is My Rock and there is no wickedness in him”. Psalms 92:15

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My message for you today is to trust in the plan of God for your life. In whatever situation and circumstances, ask God to give sight to your eyes so that you might see His mighty hands even in the bleakness around and in the sunshine all over you.

God is in the midst of you, you will not be shaken – Psalms 46:5

Shalom!

Expect Goodness!

When I look around me, I see the Lord’s goodness.

It is funny that we pray God’s goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our life – Psalms 23:6, yet we are looking around for that which is contrary!

When you pray God’s goodness, expect God’s goodness! It’s that simple.

Stop looking for trouble!

Be expectant that pleasant surprises await your every step!

Shalom!

Life Is A Gift!

Many a time, it takes the passing of someone else for us to appreciate life, our life, this moment that is ours!

Take pleasure with every breath!

Friends, learn to savor the breath in your nostrils, feel the beating of your heart, take in the sight around you and say thank you Jesus!

From the depth of your heart give God the glory due to Him!

Shalom!

Will To Live! Hope!Not Giving Up!

In any war there are always casualties. May we not be casualties of war, and for those that will be, may they find someone who will not give up on them, someone who will nurse them back to life, someone who will inspire them with the “Will to Live”

That is the phrase I woke up with this morning. In the dream of the night, I saw two factions, a group of military personnel and what seems like civilians, gang members of sort under tension.

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In the twinkle of an eye, fight broke out, and some people were caught in the cross fire. I saw body bags in Humvee. To me it seems these bodies are not been helped as much. They were given up on too easily, too soon. One person’s last word was to her mate to take her valuables to pass on to her family as life was slipping off of her and her mate just took the items to pass on without so much as assisting her to stay here.

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I went to this body and felt rapid heartbeat and the other body also with life color off, yet with a heart beat. I touched both and spoke thus, “summon up the will to live”! I kept repeating this phrase while touching these two until they both seem to regain color on their faces, one got up and was repeating the phrase, “will to live”! Will To Live! Will To Live!

You can speak life to dead situations around you. The power of life and death is in the tongue. Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

In whatever situation or circumstances, may you receive grace to Will the dead situation in your life back to life. Many a time we give up so easily without a fight, we abandon projects, difficult tasks, hurting relationships, goals, ideas. and the likes. We bury seeds that only need a little scent of water to blossom.

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Job 14:7-9 “At least there is hope for a tree:
    If it is cut down, it will sprout again,
    and its new shoots will not fail.
Its roots may grow old in the ground
    and its stump die in the soil,
yet at the scent of water it will bud
    and put forth shoots like a plant.

I don’t know where you have been written off, forgotten, or left for dead, I have a message for you, receive life this moment. By the help of the Holy Spirit receive grace and the Will TO LIVE!

The Word says you shall not die but live to exalt the Lord In the land of the living- Psalm 118:17

Shalom!