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 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!

I Am A Confident Woman! Are You?

I am confident enough in my own skin! I am not threatened by any ones success or lack there off. I am royalty, earthly lineage of royalty on both sides, topped up by my spiritual heritage, saved by grace, joint heirs with Christ Jesus. I am precious, beautifully and wonderfully made, the seed of Abraham the friend of God, chosen of God Most High to be His. My name is Chosen, Beloved, Love, Joy, Grace, Ordained, Cherish, and I carry the Radiant Glory of the Holy One of Israel. I am not boasting!!! My Father is The Most High God!!! The Ancient of Days!!!!!! Ask Him!!!

radiant-gloryI know I am a vessel of honor in my Saviors hands! I have been blessed with a wide shoulder to lean on, a helping hand to hold another, lift up and wipe off others tears, a sensitive and listening ear, a tender heart to love yet strong enough to stand against wickedness, a bridled tongue, lips seasoned with salt, a mouth filled with words that sustains the weary, speaks truth, not a gossip or rumor monger, says it as it is, not a hypocrite, owns up for my mistakes, and not afraid to say I am sorry for any wrong done!!!

I am not perfect, knows my weaknesses and takes up Christ strength as a shield, draws from the wellsprings of grace constantly, I mean live in, joined in, embedded, enclosed, get my point?  I have a tiny winy faith, the kind that can move mountains for I am the seed of Abraham. I love my Father, for He first loved me and counted me worthy by grace alone, not by any works on my part, solely His love. A love that cannot be explained, unconditional, unchanging and always constant! Thank you Lord Jesus!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Blessed And Highly Favoured!

 

Luke 1: 26 NIV In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.29 Mary was greatly blessedtroubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid,Mary; you have found favour with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”38 I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

Friends, Mary the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ was favoured of God, hand picked and ordained before the foundation of the world was laid to bring forth the Lord Jesus into this world. Elizabeth was to bring forth John the baptist, Christ forerunner. Some of you reading this have been ordained to bring forth children that will grow up to be great apostles of the Lord. Men and women of stature in the Kingdom of God waiting to come forth from wombs of destiny. Some of you might have been waiting to conceive for years now. Some of you have been called barren and have gone through countless pain.

Birthing destiny is not an easy thing. As Mary and Elizabeth were favoured of God, you would expect that they will not have any heartaches right? Elizabeth waited so long, in our time she would have been made fun of. “Here she goes again, church all the time, loving and working for God with nothing to show for it”,  right?. I don’t even understand Elizabeth and Zachariah any more, this priesthood thing has gotten into their heads that they are not bothered about leaving a legacy! some would have said.

Mary on the other hand was almost disgraced but for the quick intervention of the Lord. Matthew 1 :18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”22 All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

Friends, been favoured of God does not mean smooth riding through life. There will be bumps here and there, there will be storms to ride through like Jesus did. Those detours are for your good, it will work out and is working out for you already! Be rest assured however that the Lord will never leave nor forsake you when you go through storms, valleys and all sort. God will not let you be tempted beyond what you can take. He paid enormously for you to now leave you stranded. Jesus will come through for you always. Trust Him and lean on Him alone.

Just imagine Mary’s thought, knowing she has seen and heard from God and her experience in the community, everyone looking for that opportunity to throw at least a stone at her for her crime as the custom dictates. Many are looking for opportunity to call you names, stigmatize you, label you and all sort! Please don’t let it stick on you, shake it off, keep your head up and eyes focused on Jesus.

You are a blessed and highly favoured child of the Most High God. You are blessed beyond any and every form of reproach. You have been chosen, hand picked for a spectacular purpose. You need only to yield your life totally to the Master porter to mold you as He will. Live and walk in this confidence that there is greatness in you my friends. You are very important in the agenda of heaven. Bask in the love of God and be a channel of kindness to others. Be intentional in living for the Lord, for eternity.

Stay in Christ, He loves you!

Strategic Plan of the Most High God

Yes! Really? That's great!
Yes! Really? That’s great!

God has a plan for everyone, every event in mankind is strategically planned and ordained. Nothing happens out of place, no happenstance in the agenda of heaven. Read Luke chapter 1

The Sovereign God sent the same angel Gabriel that gave Zachariah the good news about John the baptist to deliver yet another good news to Mary, a teenager, about the Savior of the world Jesus Christ. What has a Prophet, a Pastor in our generation got to do with teenagers? What correlation? How does God choose who he will bless and use we might ask? What are his criteria?

My thought here, probably Elizabeth remained barren until Mary is matured enough to carry a baby, because based on the agenda of heaven God had ordained Mary, even before she was born to be the vessel through whom he will release his beloved son into this world as a being. Elizabeth is ordained to give birth to the Messiah’s forerunner.

Friends, I believe that as I write this and you are reading it, this very moment, things are taking shape in your life and mine that we know nothing about but had been ordained by heaven for our good. God has put strategies in motion to restore unto us those years, opportunities, relationships, health, finances,pregnancies etc that we have lost to the devourer. 

The lost blessings are been restored! God planned it all along, hinted us here and there, though we did not acknowledge it, maybe not expecting it either, God is constantly working on your behalf and mine according to the agenda of heaven which is to see us to an expected end where we fulfil our God given destiny. This is amazing!

When you have found favour with God as angel Gabriel told Mary in Luke 1:30, all creation goes into motion to deliver that which the Lord has ordained for you, regardless of your doubt and fear. 

The angel quenched the flame of doubt in Mary’s heart by telling her about Elizabeth, she who was said to be unable to conceive is pregnant and in her sixth month. In this present age, our angels are being like us that have been given specific instructions by God based on “The Word” for our good. The bible is your best friend and guide.

What has and is been said about you my friend? The facts of your life and situations? Doubt? None of these can reverse the plan and purpose of God that was set in motion before you were conceived in your mothers womb. You can opt out by outright disobedience, where ever you go, you cannot hide from God. He is everywhere! No word from our God will ever fail.

Why don’t you take a step of faith today? Ask the Lord Jesus to reveal himself to you, you need him, you need the Holy Spirit to guide you into the promises of God, the word of truth. Forsake sin and embrace righteousness of Christ Jesus.

Blessed is she/he who has believed that the Lord would fulfil his promises to her/him.

Jesus is Lord!

Shalom!