Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
These scriptures are benefits of justification.
In verse -1 Justification is God's righteous act of removing the combination of guilt and penalty of sin, by grace while at the same time declaring the ungodly to be righteous, through faith in Christ atoning sacrifice. What does it mean to be justified? Simply put to justify is to declare righteous, to make one right with God. (To be just or righteous). We also look in verse-1 peace with God (That means we were at war with God). We enter to a state of peace with God, we are in the family and accepted it in the family. Now lets look in verse 2 access with God (We have privilege access). We stand in grace and we have access to go to his throne. We can pray - we can worship - we have a living relationship with God that's where this begins. Still in verse -2 hope in God. Hope in the Bible, a confident expectation no doubt, assurance. - hope in this future Glory - everyone who is justified is also glorified. To be continue part 2. God Bless,
1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
THE MEANING OF SANCTIFICATION
The term for 'sanctification' as used in the New Covenant is HAGIOSMOS and means basically 'set apart', in the sense of being set apart from all else and dedicated for the Master Use (God).
Sanctification is that work of the Holy Spirit by which the child of God is separated
from sin unto God and is enabled to love God with all the heart and to walk in all His holy commandments blameless. Sanctification is initiated at the moment of justification and regeneration.
John 17:17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
Sanctification is applied to the process which refers to the ongoing, progressive
of the believer into the image of Christ in fact, our ultimate conformation to our Savior image was predestined by God "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers." Romans 8:28‑29, simply put, sanctification means that day-by-day you and I are to become more and more like Jesus it is a process which happens naturally in a practicing Christian's life the Apostle Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:23 that God himself, the God of peace will sanctify us through and through.
What better person to give your life to after all He created you, He knows you better than you know yourself. Come under the Almighty God and allow Him to do a work in you. Surrender to Jesus and separate yourself form this world. You may ask how do I separate? Do not be confirmed to this world do not love the things of this world turn your heart and mind to Jesus He will help you the rest. God Bless,
Noah walk with God
Genesis 6:9 This is the account of Noah and his family.
Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.
Learning to walk by faith presents many similar challenges. You begin that walk, taking a few wobbly steps, and then bump up against the challenges of everyday life. You manage an uncertain step forward, only to scrape up against fear and uncertainty. You tearfully place one foot In front of the other as you try to follow the Lord through the valley of adversary.
Your life of faith will have it shares of bumps, scrapes, and tears. Your life of faith will take you through the valley of adversity. Yet, through it all, God will grasp you by the hand and lead you forward.
Our prayer for today Lord, give me courage to walk with you.
God Bless ,
Who Labeled you?
Stupid, Dumb, Ugly, Fat, Gossiper, Cheater, Rat, etc.
Have you heard those words before? Many time when we hear those words they hit in the core of our heart and we don't realize we act on those words and when we are so deep in the action we get compliancy computable we except it so we act on those words. And we walk as we are labeled and never get to know who we really are.
Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, 2 but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them. 3 As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd. 4 “Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?” 6 They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. 7 They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” 8 Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. 9 When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. 10 Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” 11 “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”
This is what the bible says about you!
First of all you are forgiven!
Psalm 32:1 “Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.”
Psalm 103:12 "As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us."
Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more ..."
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17-18
Transformation Starts in the Mind
Monarch butterflies follow a very specific generational migration. Starting in Mexico, the first generation will fly to the southern United States where they will remain for life. Their offspring will fly to the central states, stopping somewhere around the Ohio River, where they will reproduce. At this point the third generation will migrate to Canada to lay eggs. The fourth generation that is born in Canada will then take a miraculous flight all the way back to the same mountains in Mexico where their great grandparents originated from.
For countless years this incredible butterfly has been following this same four generation cycle, one of the most incredible yet mysterious journeys in the natural world. In short, they do it because it is in their nature.
Paul said in Romans 12:2: Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
*The word Paul uses here is the word we use for the metamorphosis of a butterfly. The change in the end is something completely different than was there before. This is how total the transformation should be when it comes to our thinking. And remember, our thoughts determine our actions.
WHO'S CONTROLING YOUR MIND?
1 Thessalonians 5:23 New King James Version (NKJV)
23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. God Bless,
WE ARE AT WAR
Paul teaches us Put the Whole Armor of God
in Ephesians 6:10-20
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
-The enemy has a strategy and schemes against you to assault you. He has an a assignment to come after your emotions, your mind your family, your marriage your ministry and most of all yourself.
There are 4 strategy of the enemy.
Here where he comes against you the hardest.
1.Against your Identity
2.Against your Purpose
3.Against your Focus
4.Against your Passion
1.Against your Identity
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the [a]right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me
2.Against your Purpose
-Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
-Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
3.Against your Focus
-Colossians 3:1-4 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
4.Against your Passion
-Revelation 2:4-5 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. God Bless,
The Cost of a Discipleship
The Cost of Discipleship - "Sit Down First and Count the Cost"
What is the cost of discipleship? Jesus said, "For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it - lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.' Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple" (Luke 14:28-33). "For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Matthew 16:25-26)
The Cost of Discipleship - Paul Knew the Cost
The Apostle Paul understood the cost of discipleship! He was a man who enjoyed great prominence among the Jewish elite, but forsook all for the love of Christ! Paul declared, "What things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 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 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." (Philippians 3:7-9) God Bless,
Heed means pay attention to; take notice of. When we attend to a church service or a bible group we sometimes miss it when we do not pay attention to what has been said or just reading the word we sometimes just read and never take it by heart. Paul teaches the church to take heed, to pay attention of what we have been taught what have we heard lest we drift away. In the book of Psalm says to hide the word in your heart so you will not sin against God. That is why when someone tells you about Jesus or the Word pay close attention to them take heart of what has been said. Make a commitment to read your word daily so you can plant that seed in your heart and when temptation comes when trials come than you can prove the strength you got in you the word will enable you to overcome it ALL. Hebrew 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. Pay attention, take notice of. Sometime we allow offences to get the best of us. When Jesus spoke many got offended by Him because He spoke the truth and the truth hit homerun (straight to the heart). Manny had unbelief in their heart because they did not believe in Jesus. Jesus is the word! In the book of John in chapter six Jesus was talking to the disciples they were complaining and Jesus said to them “Does this offend you? For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him. and He said in John 6:66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Notice different translation says....
New International Version
From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
New Living Translation
At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him.
English Standard Version
After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him.
Contemporary English Version
Because of what Jesus said, many of his disciples turned their backs on him and stopped following him.
Because the unbelief. I encourage you today to take HEED of what you have heard so you will not drift way. Take a hold of the words of God and hide them in your heart mediate on it day and night wrap those words around your neck put it in the tablet of your heart so you will not drift away. When you hear His voice do not harden your heart! God Bless,
RUN WITH PURPOSE!
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run [their very best to win], but only one receives the prize? Run [your race] in such a way that you may seize the prize and make it yours! 25 Now every athlete who [goes into training and] competes in the games is disciplined and exercises self-control in all things. They do it to win a crown that withers, but we [do it to receive] an imperishable [crown that cannot wither]. 26 Therefore I do not run without a definite goal; I do not flail around like one beating the air [just shadow boxing]. 27 But [like a boxer] I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached [the gospel] to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified [as unfit for service].
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
James 1:6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by faith, not by sight.
We have been given all authority and power, but we have a responsibility to keep our part of this covenant by speaking and walking in it. God created men and women in His own image. He blessed them, gave them dominion over the earth and everything in it, and told them to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:27, 28).
Jesus said we can move mountains by speaking to them, but we must first believe in our heart that we are able to do this and can make it happen (Mark 11:23).
We must remember God, because He is the One who gave us the power to get wealth. This was to establish His covenant with us (Deuteronomy 8:18).
We need to understand how the spiritual laws of prosperity and wealth operate. When we give, we receive in the same measure that we gave (Luke 6:38). This is a specific instruction on how to activate these laws. They only work if we believe enough to do what the Scriptures tell us to do in this area. God commands blessings on us, and in everything we put our hand to. He will open heaven’s treasures to us (Deuteronomy 28:8, 12). He promises to bless us, but we must put our hands to work to allow Him to do this. If we do not work, we should not eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10). When we step out in faith and begin working, God will honor our faith.
Father we thank you for given us authority in Jesus name. Help us to use it and walk in it Faith. Today I choose to exercise my authority. Give me strength to overcome the difficult in my life. You have created me to walk in the fullness of Christ. Thank you in Jesus name Amen.
Divine Fellowship has been walking by faith. And we have seen doors wide open to this ministry. Divine Fellowship is going to a next level in this ministry. I can't wait to share what the Lord is doing, It is only by faith, If He said it, what He puts in motion nothing can stop Him. Praise God I encourage you to keep walking in Faith even though you do not see right now, see it ahead.
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