Tag: Christ

By His stripes

Father in heaven, thank You for Your grace and love.  You are the healer and the restorer of our soul.  I pray for those sick in their bodies that by Your stripes they are healed. Through Your blood, the blood of Jesus that sets us free and heals every sicknesses, diseases and infirmities in their bodies.  Your blood flows through their veins to cleanse, purify and sanctify oh Lord.  Right now I declare complete wholeness both spiritually and physically in Jesus Name.  Thank You Lord for I believe through Christ our Lord that our prayers are answered. Amen

  

 Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. 5    But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole Isaiah 53:4-5 amp

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Without  the Word, life is meaningless because the Word is Christ. In the beginning was the Word, the Word was God, the Word became flesh and through Him all things were made (John 1). Studying and understanding the word of God is important in developing your relationship with God. You discover more of who you are in Christ and walk in the likeness of Christ.   Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 NKJV.  His words brightens every dark path in our lives and gives us wisdom, knowledge and direction to every circumstances.  

 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart  Hebrews 4:12 amp.

This is a reflection of  His Word in my life.  Pray that you will be inspired, encouraged and your spirits stirred up to know Him more and develop an intimate relationship with Christ.  

Reflection of Your Word

Your Word is life that revives  my dry bones
Your Word is spirit that quickens my spirit
You Word is the  bread of life that  satisfies my soul

You are the Word that became flesh
Jesus is the Word
You were there from the beginning of creations

You are the living water that fills my cup up
You refresh my soul
Your words are inscribed in my heart
It searches every thoughts deep in my heart
Shaping me to bear more fruit

Your word is the lamp that shows me the path to take
You lead me in the path of righteousness
As You show me I walk in it
With Your rays of light I can see clearly
I shall fear no evil for Your namesake

 

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Faith in God

Faith is a key ingredient for every Christian, therefore it is essential for us to develop our faith through Christ. When you experience trials or are passing through the storm, how do you build up your faith? Firstly it is important to understand the meaning of faith. One of my favorite verses in bible is Hebrews 11:1 : Faith is a substance of things hoped for evidence of things not yet seen.  Faith is standing under the word to expect your expectations. Faith is going beyond your limitations to visualise the expected end. Faith is the making the impossible things possible through Christ Jesus, it is calling those things that do not exist as though they did (Romans 4:17). Faith is the currency in the Kingdom of God.

It has been a long journey as a christian discovering my true identity in Christ Jesus and learning how to establish my faith in God. Along the road, I have had to trust God all the way, even when it looks like nothing is happening, I know my God has better plans and purpose in my life (Isaiah 55:8-11). Here are a few points to teach you how to build your faith in God

  • Meditate: Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17).  It is very important to meditate on the word of God because it encourages you when you are feeling down and discouraged.  When I feel like life is all over and I have reached the end of the road, I  search, study and meditate on the words in the bible that speaks about healing, peace, joy and so on. This comforts me, stirs up my heart and brings healing to my broken heart (Psalm 34:18).  Or when I am loosing hope in any situation, I remind myself of  the authority I have in Christ then begin to decree and declare a change in that situation.  I eat, drink and sleep the word, it becomes a part of me stored up on the inside ready to burst out anytime fulfilling its purpose upon my life and those around me
  • Believe: Not doubting God and what He can do, has been a learning process for me.  When I look back and remind myself what I had prayed to God for and it came to pass according to His will, my faith in Him increases.  I learn to trust Him more because I know He would do it again and again but it will be done in His own timing and way.  Dwelling in His presence, being in tune with Him to understand His desires has enabled me to know how He works, my heart becomes entwined with His and my spirit becomes united with His spirit then we become one 1 Corinthians 6:17.  Do not be double minded with what the Lord can do in your life, because He a great God and works in mysterious ways.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea   driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways . (James 1:6-8).  Believe God when He says He would do it,  He not a man that would lie or change His mind, when He speaks it will be done  (Numbers 23:19).
  • Fellowship: Fellowshipping with like minded Christians been a great motivation for me.  When I need a friend to talk to, pray with,  I speak to selected friends who have a deep relationship with God.  Trusted friends who are there to encourage you and let you know that you are not alone.  Attending a church that is rooted and grounded in the word is very critical for spiritual growth in the Lord.  Having Pastors, Leaders in the church to guide you especially in stormy seasons of  your life improves your faith in God because you know that there are like minded Christians out there with the love of  Christ to reach out to you and support you.
There is so much more I could speak about but please feel free to comment on what has kept you going in your walk with Christ.  When you face challenges in life, how do you keep standing?  Lets learn to encourage one another in our walk with the Lord.

 

We all face challenges in life but the Lord sees us through it all. I thought about the faith I have in Christ and its impact and here is my moment with God.

Father my prayer is that anyone who reads this will be stirred up to put their faith in God. Because nothing is immpossible through Him, He is the master planner and He knows the end from the beginning. So dear Lord, teach them to start afresh trusting You and You alone in Jesus name, amen, amen and amen.

Walking down memory lane,
I thought about all the good things You have done for me.
All I can say is Jesus, I am so grateful to You.
Standing at present street, my mind reflects on all my desires and wants.
On my knees once again I pray, Lord grant me my heart’s desires.
I remembered Your word, nothing is impossible with You
So I stood my ground solidly on Your Word

For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment Luke 1:37 amp

You are my Lord who came through yesterday
You can do it for me today
You are my Breaker Messiah
So put my faith in You
All that I have hoped for
Will come surely come to pass in your name

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 NLT

My faith in You is rock solid
Its not shifting to the left or right
Not shifting to the front or back
My faith can move mountains
I speak with authority and power
Because I know who i am through Christ Jesus

I Call You Faithful – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VMAdu-HKQ8

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Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written,“Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)Galatians 3:13 NKJV

During this Easter period, as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ the redeemer, I reflected back on the pains, hurts, false accusation, betrayal, denial and so on He had to pass through to sacrifice His Life (John 3:16).

I bore your pains and hurts because of you
Those nails pierced My flesh so deep
So deep that My blood gushed out forcefully
My precious blood splattered all over My body to redeem you
I was mocked, spat at, betrayed, stripped off my dignity because of you
In false accusation a judgement was passed
crucify Him!!!!!! crucify Him they said
I paid the costly price because of you
In helplessness I cried out to My father in heaven
My God, My God have you abandoned me.
I sacrificed my life to rescue, restore and redeem you from the power of darkness

You did it all for us