LED BY THE SPIRIT (1)

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“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God” Romans 8:14.

Been led by the Spirit is an exquisite reality of every child of God. All children of God characteristically receives leading from the Holy Spirit and one’s sonship in God is questionable if that is not obtainable.
A child of God, a christian, is one who receives influence, directions and persuasions from the Holy Spirit. The christian does not have any other source of influence other than the Spirit. Natural men might be influenced or led by their intellect, flesh or worldly wisdom & affiliations, but a christian isn’t. He is conducted and guided by the Spirit.
When we got saved and adopted into the family of God, the Holy Spirit was given to us as a Guide and Influencer. He begins to lead our affairs. The Spirit of God is influencing and all believers must submit to His influence. He always conducts and leads us in the will of God for our lives.
Following the leadings of the Spirit is walking in the perfect will of God. For only the Spirit knows the will of God. 1 Corinthians 2:11 says “for what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.” The Holy Spirit brings God’s will to us and brings us into God’s will.
The Gospels tells us how our Lord Jesus was led into the wilderness by the Spirit. Some translations used the word ‘drives’. “And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness” Mark 1:12. Imagine how a car owner drivers his car, that’s the way the Holy Spirit drives the believer. He drives us in His ways, not ours. No car tell its owner where it wants to go. The Spirit drives us into the will of God in all areas of our lives.
Is the Holy Spirit your driving force? Is He the own leading your motives and courses? Well, He must be if you’re a child of God.
Many christians falls into uncomely circumstances missing God’s will for their lives because the Holy Spirit isn’t their driver.
Romans 8:27 tells us the Spirit leds us in praying God’s will for our lives “…He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”
To discern, walk in, and fulfil God’s will for your life, you’ve got to be led by the Spirit.
Shalom!

THE BELIEVER AND HIS POSITIONAL MINISTRY

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“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” 1 Peter 2:9.
“And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth” Rev.5:10.
There are three position that the Kingdom puts believers to function in on the earth.
Of course, a believer is the new man in Christ, the one who has been born again; he has come to believe in Jesus as the Son of God sent for the propitiation of his sins and confessed His Lordship over his life- glory to God! he’s a believer, he has been saved, cleansed and made new. The one man is gone with its nature and possibilities and another man after the nature of the God-kind of Life has emerged. That is newness in the spirit- the inward man.
Every man in Christ should function in one way or the other in these positions. These positions are;
•Functioning as kings,
•Functioning as priests, and
•Functioning prophetically.
Every believer walking in line with God’s purpose and plan will function in these positions in one dimension or the other.
The upper most in the heart of God for every believer is our kingdom growth.
God is looking for believers that will function in these roles on the earth and it is our level of growth that helps us to understand how to operate and use kingdom principles to influence our world as a king, priest and prophet.
In the kingdom, it is not Church attendance that changes us, but the revelation we receive. The revelation of Jesus and purpose helps us to function properly on the earth. The Church attendance is to give us a position where we can have access to the revelation.
Until we get a revelation, we can’t operate on the earth the way God want us to operate. When we get born again, we become priests and kings on the earth but it is the revelation we have that will enable us to operate at that level.
As a king, we should have dominion on the earth and enforce the will of God. As a priest, we should be able to have direct access to God. The world does not have access to God but we do. We should represent God to them. They can only know what God is saying, His will and instructions through us.
Like Peter, until he got the revelation, he did not have access to the level of authority Jesus spoke about. When he did not have the revelation, he denied Jesus. When he got that revelation, he preached on the day of Pentecost and 3000 souls were saved.
No matter how great what God has for us is, until we have the revelation we can’t operate at the level. We must stay in the place of prayer as God unfolds to our spirits the revelation of these realities and the wisdom to function in them.
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Shalom!

RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH

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“…Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness” (Romans 4:3).
There is a righteousness which is without the Law; that is the righteousness which is by the faith of Jesus Christ and it is credited to your account when you believe in Jesus.
This righteousness by faith excludes works, in other words, it’s not based on the works of the Law or your good actions. It’s not based on how good and nice you have been, but on faith. It has nothing to do with what you did and what you didn’t do, for it’s the result of what Christ has done.
Sadly, some Christians are still trying to be righteous, holy, and pleasing to God! They are struggling to be what they already are. They are trying to possess what God already says belongs to them. The Bible says, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1). That means you’re already righteous, hence, you don’t need to struggle to be righteous.
There are people who believe that their good works will answer for them in life. They think they rank highly with God because they don’t do anything wrong. The righteousness which is by faith doesn’t rely on your good works but on your faith in the God that justifies the ungodly (Romans 4:5).
I’m talking about the One that saved Rahab, the prostitute. All Rahab did was to believe in the God that justifies the ungodly and embrace the righteousness of God.
You may be reading this blog and you have committed many sins in your life. You have lied, cheated, done a lot of terrible things, and made a lot of mistakes. Well, you don’t need to cry, feel condemned, or keep brooding over all the wrong things you have done! We have a God that justifies the ungodly.
Just believe in Him! Believe in the cleansing power of the Blood of Jesus; that blood is still available today.
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Shalom!

NEED EDIFICATION? PRAY IN TONGUES!

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“He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church” 1 Corinthians 14:4.
When you pray in tongues for anything, having an expectation, positions you for better results. What can you expect when you pray in tongues? 1 Corinthians 14:4 (AMP) says “the one who prays in an unknown tongue edifies himself”. The amplified version adds the synonym “improves” himself; “He who speaks in a [strange] tongue edifies and improves himself, but he who prophesies [interpreting the divine will and purpose and teaching with inspiration] edifies and improves the church and promotes growth [in Christian wisdom, piety, holiness, and happiness].” This means that when you pray in tongues, you can expect to be improved as a member of the Church- Christ’s Body. So now, there’s no limit to how much you can improve. Nothing or no one can set a limitation on you.
Most remarkably, Jude vs 20 (AMP) says “make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher….praying in the Holy Spirit”. This means you can make progress and rise like an edifice as you pray in the Spirit. An edifice by any imagination is an unavoidable structure. You make progress till you can’t be ignored! When you refer to an edifice, you don’t look down for it, you always look up for it. That’s how you become. Your stature in life is improved. Your influence and impact cannot be ignored; regardless of the sphere you are involved. Thanks be to God!
Praying in tongues allows you to communicate at the God level. It is communication that is out of this world. It’s comparing spiritual with spiritual. It is spirit to spirit. It is communication that is beyond the throes and frailties of the earth realm. At this communication level, there are no limitations, only possibilities. You are not communing with man, but with God (1 Cor 14:2). What a privilege! This is fellowship of the God-kind. It is too vital and honorable to be missed. When you pray in tongues, your spirit is engaged. You are sensitive to the sublime signals of the Spirit; you are synchronized with the accuracy of God’s plan, purpose and timing.
Train yourself to always start by praying in tongues instead of praying with your understanding. The spiritual is greater than the physical. Why start with the lesser? And in most cases, the understanding is limited; so if you are faced with a situation you don’t understand, and you are praying in your understanding, that will be quite frustrating. Always pray with the spirit first, and then with your understanding if required, for by then your understanding would have been energized and under the influence of your spirit. This is the order. It works!
When you pray in tongues, stay engaged long enough for the power to rise within you. It may take a while, as you try to keep distractions out, but stay with it. Pray until divinity takes over. You will know when this happens. You will get tremendous results as you take out time to pray in tongues today and always.
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Shalom!

ETERNAL LIFE IN JESUS

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“That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life” John 3:15-16.
“And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God” 1John 5:11-13.
“And this is eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” John 17:13.
Some 2,000 years ago, a rich young man asked an extremely important question of the Saviour: “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” ( Matt. 19:16). Having heard the Savior’s instructions and His gentle invitation to “come and follow me” ( Matt. 19:21), the rich young man “went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions” (Matt. 19:22). Tragically, millions in the world today still ask the same question: ‘what must I do to have eternal life’, not knowing or understanding the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God.
John 3:15 tells us that whosoever believes in Jesus automatically has eternal life. This verse of Scriptures and other corresponding verses didn’t in any way infer that after you believe in Jesus and get saved, you’ll have to wait or after some time, God will then consider you for life-eternal. No! It outrightly declares to us that at the very instant of believing in Jesus (salvation) you are been made a partaker of eternal life.
However, eternal life means God’s kind of Life. Having eternal life means having the same life as God both in quality and quantity. It is God’s Life in its fullness; in glory, power, victory, in longevity… Eternal life is God’s greatest gift to man, it is the highest honour God has placed upon mankind. This is what Adam lost in the garden and what Jesus came to get back for us. Eternal life is life above limitation. It is not just everlasting Life, it’s not just a life without dying, it’s Life as God has it. Success, victory, power, dominion and prosperity are vital parts of the God-kind of life. This is the life to which you’ve been called; a life in which you don’t need somebody to pray for you to make you successful or victorious. This Life is a higher life, it’s not subject to sickness, bondage or defeat.
At the instant of salvation, Eternal Life was impacted into the man’s spirit thus recreating it. This life is what gave birth to us to become new creation. So, we are no more after the old order of life, we are now born again with the newness of life.
Our Lord Jesus, in His great Intercessory Prayer in John 17, gives to all mankind the key to obtaining eternal life: “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent”. But how can man come to know the only true God? He says in John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” ( John 14:6). I testify that the only way we and all mankind can come unto our Heavenly Father and know Him, and thus obtain eternal life, is to come unto the Lord Jesus Christ and know Him. Knowing Him as the sent Son of God and believing His works and receiving His Lordship.
Eternal life can only be found in Jesus, as God has given Him for all men. This is a higher kind of life, where you enjoy all of God’s fullness; functioning like Him, partaking His presence and bearing His nature. This is to glorious to be ignored, it is too big to be ignored. Why not confess Lord Jesus and believes Him and receive His salvation and enjoy this Life without measure. It is life beyond reproach and death (spiritual death in hell). It is life above corruption and shame.
This life is only available in Christ Jesus. God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life. ‘Go for Jesus, go for Life’.
FURTHER STUDY: John 3:36, John 5:24,26. John 6:47, John 5:39-40.
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Shalom!