I am special, Ephesians 2:10, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” I am a special individual because God has created me unique. There is no one else in the whole universe like me.
Why Do I need Salvation? The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23), and in and of ourselves, we have no way to escape the punishment for sins. Without Christ, we had a one way ticket to eternal separation from God.
However, our God is a good God, and our God is love (1 John 4:8, 16). And because He loves us so much, He Himself provided a way out of hell (Matthew 5 and Mark 9) and into everlasting life (John 3:16).
So God sent His own beloved Son Jesus Christ to take our place on the cross, to bear the full weight of God’s wrath and punishment for all our sins on His own body, and to die our death. Only Jesus Christ, the perfect and sinless Son of God (Hebrews 4:15), can fully satisfy the righteous demands of God's holiness in payment for our sins.
Hence, it is only through our believing in Jesus and His perfect finished work that we can be saved, step boldly into the presence of our heavenly Father (Hebrews 4:16), and expect abundant life on earth (John 10:10) and a glorious future in heaven. There is no other way to be saved apart from making a decision to accept what Jesus has done for you. (Acts 4:12)
"So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it." - Epistle to the Colossians 3:12-14 MSG ❤ #God#Jesus#HolySpirit
I am powerful, Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” I am powerful because the dunamis power of God dwells in my spirit richly.
The Lord is My Shepherd - Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Jeremiah 31:31 “Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, 32 not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord. 33 “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the Lord, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
Notice the distinction between 2 groups, house of Israel and house of Judah.
All Jews are Israel but not all Israel are Jews.
The new marriage covenant is between 1 husband (Yeshua) and 1 virgin bride (us), not 2 brides (Jews and Israel, and certainly not 3 brides (Jews and Israel and gentiles).
All 12 tribes of Israel were married and sprinkled with blood at Mt. Sinai, not just 1 tribe (Judah/Jews).
Today, every tribe (nation), not just gentiles are sprinkled with the blood of Yeshua if they are in the new covenant mentioned in Jeremiah above.
Ephesians 2:Ephesians 2:11 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands— 12 that at that time you were without Messiah, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Jesus the Messiah you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Messiah.
You were once "gentiles" in the flesh, but not any more.
🔥PROPHETIC WORD🔥I don't know who this is for but a few minutes ago, the Holy Spirit ministered to me about the reality of SETTLING FOR LESS THAN our inheritance. . .
Some can be prone, even willing to do so, especially after a lifetime of struggle or a prolonged season of challenge. And don't be offended but, that's what the devil is counting on. He's counting on you being so grateful to have a reprieve, that you'll take a good thing... instead of holding out for a great thing. . .
The Lord won't let you do it. The reason He didn't give you that thing you asked for, is because it was significantly *less than* He plans to give you.
THINK BIGGER, says the Lord.
PRAY BIGGER, says the Lord.
For He is Big, He pours out a good measure---and not just that, but it'll come pressed down, shaken together, running over...
Prepare yourself, says the Lord... Prepare yourself for the very real probability that it will be much bigger than what you would have accepted... much more than what you're asking for. Amen. Hallelujah Jesus.🙏🏽
📖 Ephesians 3:20 📖
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Daily Devotion – Miracle⠀ ⠀
Read John 6:1⠀
You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. James 4:3⠀
So often, I hear people say, “God doesn’t perform miracles. That was only for Bible times.” As you read the passage in John that tells about Jesus feeding the 5000, ask if you think that could happen today? Do you think Daniel’s story above is true?⠀
Well, as a matter of fact it is. On one of my trips to Russia, our team went to an orphanage that was so poor they were living on bread and water. The children were so small. And just like in Daniel’s story, we pooled our money together and God tripled what we had in order to feed those children.⠀
I have been to Russia on four mission’s trips and have seen God perform miracles each time. Another time we had toys, medicine, and Bibles to give away because we were leaving the next day. My husband and I had to cross the road to get away from someone trying to stop us from telling people about Jesus. As we got to the curb there was a man getting out of his car. He looked at me and said, “You have to be a Hightower!” After finding out he knew my dad and that he was a missionary pastor in Russia, we asked him what he was doing there. His church needed Bibles and medicine.⠀
We were able to meet that need.⠀
They had Bibles for the first time since opening their church. Before, only the pastor had one and they would sit and write out passages and share them with each other. They had medicine for their orphanage and they even had toys for the children to play with. Yes, it has been a long time since Jesus fed 5000 men, but He really is the same today as He was then and cares for people all over the world. He wants to use us to feed others. What I learned that day is, it doesn’t matter how much money we have, God can take what we do have and multiply it to feed an orphanage or a nation.⠀ ⠀
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