Power of Faith! Righteousness!

The Gospel is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone that believes. Romans 1:16

In this same gospel, the righteousness of God is revealed. This righteousness is a righteousness that is by faith. You cannot earn it in any other way other than by faith. Romans 1:17 The righteous will live by faith!

How hard can this truth be? I wonder why it took this long for this truth to permeate my being. I think my belief system conditioned me somehow to erroneously believe that I cannot attain this righteousness. I kept undervaluing what the blood bought for me. How wrong I was! For the Lord by His blood washed and poured His essence into you and I!

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You can never, neither can I ever be righteous on our own, even though I do not steal, commit adultery, murder, covet, lie, fornicate, worship idols, or/ and engage in any secret sin, I still cannot attain this righteousness.

Like most of you, anger and pride are always lurking around my every action and reaction. Doubt and unbelief often sneaked in unawares, and when I conquered all these, then a little gossip peeped in, and so on like a rollercoaster I kept struggling against all these little foxes that spoilt the vine – Song of Solomon 2:15.

The Lord Himself by His Holy Spirit searches the hearts of man. Jeremiah 17:10“I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” He saw my struggle and sent help to me. He led me to read this truth in His word and He opened my heart to receive it.

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The fact is that only faith in Christ Jesus can make you and I righteous, the moment this truth took hold of me and I allowed it room in my heart, then I slowly realized that the things I struggle with gradually dissipated.

I am no longer slave to sin because I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Hoping this is your truth also friends. You can make it yours too if you believe. Reexamine what you believe in line with what the scriptures says and walk forward with that premise.

You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and its by faith alone. 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 1:17

Shalom!

Have Faith Persistently

Hebrews 10:35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.

36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

Do not throw away your confidence

You must be persistent in the pursuit of your divine calling. He who called you is faithful – 1 Thessalonians 5:24. All God’s promise to you shall be fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 1:20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God

The dream God placed in your heart, the baby in your womb of destiny, the burning desire you cannot seem to lay aside, that is your destiny, you will give birth safely, your dreams and aspirations and all, it must be fulfilled! You will fulfill your destiny if you stay at it in faith!

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Be persistent! You will fulfill every divine mandate! Stay focus.

Shalom

I Obtained Mercy! So Did You!

It is my birthday in two days, and I am glad I have this opportunity to be in this side of eternity. I am one grateful lady to be so blessed and highly favored.

This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.
I Timothy 1:15‭-‬16 NKJV

I obtained mercy!


I, Joan, I obtained mercy!
I obtained mercy to have gone through all that I have gone through and yet standing strong! Oh, I obtained mercy
I obtained mercy to fall seven times and get back up
I obtained mercy to be hurt many times over yet not bitter
I obtained mercy to have lost relationships and yet remain His bride
I obtained mercy to have suffered financially yet all needs are met always and on time
I obtained mercy that even in the struggle like Israel, I remain a threat
I obtained mercy to be blessed and be a blessing
I obtained mercy to be wealthy, healthy, hopeful, and happy
I obtained mercy to be living an intentionally joyous life regardless of situation and circumstances
I obtained mercy to have been ordained, called, chosen, and sent
I obtained mercy for I am brand new, all things are transforming from glory to glory!
Hallelujah! Glory to God in the highest!

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!

Peace Of Christ.

Many times over we run here and there, looking, searching for something, someone, an experience to satisfy our innermost cravings.

We search for that which has always been. The voice of the Spirit of life within us, for it has been with us before the foundation of the world was laid.

Resting In Christ Embrace.

This is the ultimate peace and joy, and it has ALWAYS been within us, and our reach if only we had learnt to listen, and pay attention to that inner voice.

The Spirit beckons you to come this moment. Lay your heart bare before your maker. Ask Him to touch you where no hands can. He’ll hold you close and give you His peace, peace like a river.

John 14: 27  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Allow the peace of God to rule in your heart – Colossians 3:15

Peace of God that passes all understanding!

Only then will you finally find what you have been looking for within you.

Rest In The Lord, Confidence In Jesus, Hope of Ultimate Perfection, Assurance Of Salvation, Home In Your Savior, and Walk On Eternal Path amongst many.

The mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. -YOU

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, WHICH IS CHRIST IN YOU , THE HOPE OF GLORY.”
Colossians 1:26-27

Shalom!

Supremacy In Him!

Christ is the image of the invisible God. The first born of all creation. For in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or powers, or rulers, or authorities; all things were created through him and for him.

Christ Jesus is before all things and in him all things holds together. Christ Jesus is the head of the body, the Church; he is the beginning and the first born from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. Colossians 1:15-18

Let this sink into your subconscious and no devil, demon, witch or wizard, no principalities, powers, and the rulers of the darkness of this world will be able to oppress you or keep you in bondage to fear.

Jesus has supremacy over all and you are in Christ Jesus! Hallelujah!

Shalom! Shalom!

Waiting On Grace!

Just wondering how torturous it must have been for Jacob to wait for that seven years for Rachel, the love of his life without breaking rules and sinning against God! Genesis 29:15-30

Honestly, waiting and trusting God for the fulfillment of His promises requires an extraordinary level of grace and discipline that only His love and mercy can work in and through us.

May the Lord strengthen you and I with might by His spirit in our inner man so that Christ may dwell richly in our hearts through faith. Ephesians 3:16

Hold on friends, the vision is for an appointed time, wait for it, for it shall surely come to fulfillment.

I say again, wait for it!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

You, He, She, It, They, We Are Needed!

The Lord needs it. Mark 11:3

I wonder what it is that you and I have tied down, unused, unapplied, undeveloped, unemployed!! That very thing, skill, talent, and know how?

The Lord NEEDS it!!

Your hand, feet, voice, gait, your very self is needed by the Lord.

There is a very unique space the Lord want you to fill. A task He want you to accomplish. A life to save. A heart to change/touch. A need to meet. A space!

No one else can!!

Yes! No one else is built to fill that space!

You are needed!!

If anyone asks you, ” Why are you doing this? Say, ” The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly” Mark 11:3

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Advance Prep!

Okay Lord Jesus!

You said to me in Mark 10:27 that ” With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

I have left everything to follow you. I am asking you, “Teacher,” I want you to do for me whatever I ask.”

My request is ” Let me sit at your right in your glory.”

Jesus said to me, ” that I don’t know what I am asking”! Can I drink the cup Jesus drank and be baptized with the baptism He was baptized with?

Even then, that is, If I am able to drink the cup and be baptized with the baptism He was baptized with, to sit at Christ right hand is not for Christ to grant.

I have not even been bold enough to stand for truth, justice, fairness as He want me too, so what cup am I really drinking? What cup are you drinking?

The position, status, eminence, …. Is preordained!!!!

These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.” Mark 10:40

What am I getting at here, there are “things” many of us are striving for, and against, that are already set in stone.

Many things have been prepared in advance of us that we cannot change, bend, override, or overrule. Ephesians 2:10

Our destiny:

The rulers of this dark age can tinker with it but they cannot change it. We must stay tuned up and turned on by heaven though!

Regardless of human maneuvering, what is ordained is ordained! Ask for mercy where you have erred and grace to stay on The Path!

Whatever you are asking for that is not ordained for you, heaven will never release no matter how many mountains you climb and the many sacrifices you are willing to give! You cannot buy your way out, or pay your way in!!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Receiving The Kingdom!

“Let little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Mark 10:14&15.

Jesus then took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

What then are the characteristics of children?

Children are kind, generous, loving, trusting, moldable, flexible, sensitive, expressive, open, genuine, simple, void of pride, judgement, and manipulation.

Children are forgiving, do not bear grudges, nor gossip, or oppress, they are simply an image of what we need to be in-order to receive from the Lord!

Father Lord, let the child in each and everyone of us wake up to the fullness of your grace in Jesus mighty name Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!