Thursday, October 31, 2013

FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

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Luke 11:11-13

11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?

13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

KJV

After Reuben gave his life to Christ, he still experienced a great deal of demonic attacks because of his family background and some demonic things he had indirectly involved himself in before he was saved. He knew he was saved but he still witnessed certain demonic attacks and limitations. These all changed when something phenomenal happened to him; he was baptized in the Holy Ghost.

Being baptized in the Holy Ghost is not a Christian luxury or extra benefit, it is a necessity and everyone who wants to live a victorious Christian life needs this. God is willing and happy to give the Holy Spirit to all His children. I want to encourage you to desire a baptism in the Holy Spirit if you haven’t already been baptized. Ask your father in heaven for the infilling of the Holy Spirit because He is our source of spiritual power. This is the same power that gives you victory over sin and the devil. And you will need to constantly walk in the spirit in order to stay victorious

Jesus promptly pointed that the Holy Spirit only comes to those who love Him, obey Him and continue in His love. This also means that a man who plans to sin in the evening will not receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit in the morning

Go into today filled with the Holy Spirit by asking your heavenly father to fill you afresh.

Prayer: Heavenly father. I thank you for your love. I pray that you fill me with your Holy Spirit in

Written by Abraham Arigi Jr

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

LOOKING UNTO JESUS

 

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Heb 12:1-2

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

NKJV

In our bible text you are instructed to lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares you and run with endurance the race that is set before you.

What are weights: weights are things that slow you down as a child of God. They slow you on your path to spiritual progress. You know those weights and I know them. They are things that may not be sins in themselves but may ultimately lead to you committing sins. They are things you do that you know the Spirit of God within is not pleased when you do them, even though you have told yourself that it is not a sin. It could be anything as long as your heart is not right with it.

I must point out at this point that these things are always things that the flesh (the part of you that is not saved and can never be saved) enjoys and love. These things are things that the Spirit (the part of you that was literally born again) does not want.

It could be anger, talking too much, movies, over eating, some company, or whatever you know that you are not where you should be because of its presence in your life.

To be continued…

Prayer: Dear heavenly father, I thank you for your love and grace. I pray lord God that you help me identify and remove every weight in my life, in Jesus name. Amen

By: Abraham Arigi Jr

Sunday, October 27, 2013

HAVE MERCY UPON ME, O GOD

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Ps 51:1-3

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

KJV

There are certain times that this prayer becomes a necessity for a Christian.

In times when there is an overpowering and subduing in a transgression, in times when there is a true conviction there the mark has been willfully missed; in times of willful disobedience, this cry comes out of the heart of a true son in God’s kingdom.

It is better to fall into the hands of the lord than the hands of His enemies and yours.

For we know that it is only by and through God’s mercy that we survive.

We are empty before Him and can only be filled because of His everlasting mercies.

The mercy of the lord reminds us there is room for any sinner who wants to repent and forsake his sin…there is room at the cross for me.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly father, thank you for your loving kindness and tender mercies. I pray that you show me your unfailing love and fill me with your nature. In Jesus Holy name I pray. Amen

 

Abraham Arigi Jr

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

GRACE FOR GRACE

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John 1:16-17

16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

NIV

The grace of God is the ability He has given you to live a victorious blessed life on the earth.

There are many Christians who think they are good enough so they do not seem to need any external help from the lord God to make them good. They have limited the work of the lord Jesus Christ by reducing it to a mere set of rules and regulations; They do not know that Jesus has come to give them new life; that they are to be totally under the lordship and government of the lord Jesus Christ in order for them to see His grace at work. They are to do this by depending on Him and not on their works as what gives them access to the presence of God the father.

When we walk under His grace and not under the law (which is opposed to grace), we get to receive the fullness of His blessing and lead a victorious life, but when Christians begin to observe rules and regulations as if those rules will grant them access into God’s presence, that is when they see a scarcity of the manifestation of the blessing.

Go into today determined to live under grace and truth and not under the law. Let the Holy Spirit who is the administrator of God’s grace be your closest companion and best friend.

Prayer: dear heavenly father, I thank you for giving me the Holy spirit to administer your grace in my life.

By SD Abraham

Monday, October 21, 2013

A discussion with my friend on Grace

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John 1:16

And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.

KJV

I had a long discussion yesterday with Ayo my friend, we discussed at length about the grace of God and how grace empowers a Christian to live the victorious life. We agreed that many Christians do not really understand the grace of God because of religion and the deception of the devil.

Grace is the ability that God gives you to live a victorious blessed life that is above sin.

If one lives in law and sin consciousness, that person cannot live in the grace of God.

God chose and ordained you to live a life that is pleasing to Him by depending on Him to do this. You need to remember that the reason why you are made right with God is because of what Jesus Christ has done for you. He is the one who gives us access to the throne of God.

Go into today with the full assurance that you are God’s beloved child and the Spirit of Christ that testifies with your spirit that you are His child dwells within you. Do not let the devil sow any seed of legalism or self confidence in you. You are who you are because of Christ alone.

Prayer: Our dear heavenly father. We thank you for filling us with your grace and making us beneficiaries of your blessings. We pray o lord that we will lead lives that are victorious and glorious as we live and walk in you, in Jesus mighty name. Amen

By SD Abraham

Sunday, October 20, 2013

KINGS AND PRIESTS

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Rev 1:5-6

To Him who loved us and washed* us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has made us kings* and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

NKJV

Mal 2:7

"For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, and from his mouth men should seek instruction — because he is the messenger of the Lord Almighty.

NIV

God has made you a custodian of knowledge and wisdom for your generation. You are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. As long as you are born of God, you are His messenger and men should seek instruction from you. Everyone who is a child of God is a priest; you have direct access to God and you can talk to Him anytime. You can plead to God on the behalf of others. You are God’s representative here on earth. Let the words of your mouth and the meditation of your heart be pleasing to the Holy Spirit who lives within you.

Go into today knowing that you are a representative of the most high God in your current location.

Prayer: Father in heaven, I thank you form asking me a priest and a king in your kingdom. I pray dear lord that I shall walk worthy of this calling in you, in Jesus name I pray. Amen

_ Abraham Arigi Jr

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

FOR THE LORD IS GOOD pt3

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Ps 100:5

For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.

AMP

Why we should recognize that the lord is good is because a working conviction of this truth will be a great gain as we seek to know God more. When it sinks into your spirit that the lord your God is good; it further helps as a filter to discern what God’s word and will is per time. The more of God and His nature you know, the more difficult it will be for you to be tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine; the cunning and craftiness of men that deceive in the name of God.

There are some people who say they have revelations of Jesus and heaven but tell stories about our lord that only suggest He is not really a good God. They tell stories that present God as a wicked task master; they brought back new laws instead of teaching us about the grace of God (which is opposite of the laws), they never talked about the Holy Spirit or any such essential truth that will help Christians overcome sins and grow. Condemnation characterizes their messages mixed with a feeling that no one can make it (to heaven). They rightfully feel so since they have embarked on a journey to heaven by their own strength and ability to keep the laws they brought. These laws are supposed to be kept in order for them to enter heaven (they seek to enter God’s kingdom and heaven by their own strength and their own wisdom). They do not know that no law they can keep can qualify them for entrance into heaven or even the kingdom of God; that grace which teaches us how to live is what can accomplishes this for us and grace is administered by the Holy Spirit who they rarely mention in their sermons.

When you know God for yourself, you will be convinced that He is good and any message or prophesy that will lead to a contrary deduction is false.

Prayer: Dear heavenly father. I thank you for your love and grace you have given me; I thank you that I get to know you personally as father. I pray that your love will be shed abroad in my heart that I may radiate your goodness to all I come in contact with. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

By Abraham Arigi Jr

Monday, October 14, 2013

FOR THE LORD IS GOOD

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Ps 100:5

For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.

AMP

Do you know how it hurts to be misunderstood and wrongly perceived?

There are many people who live in this world with a mindset that gives room to the notion that God is a hard and tough task master who can never be pleased. They make it look as if there is no way one can please God or be accepted by God.

There is much truth in the reality that God is a judge and this means He is severe. But it is important for you to know that God is essentially good. His severity even reveals His goodness and not the other way round. Being good and being God means He has to judge wickedness in order that righteousness, justice and goodness may be eroded.

There is no doubt that God chooses mercy over justice. He is more lenient than any human being can possibly be. We as His children are to be like that. We are to live lives that glorify Him by being loving and merciful like our father in heaven.

Those who might see God’s grace and mercy as an occasion to continue to displease Him do this because they do not realize that God’s demands are because of our wellbeing and not because of anything He might gain. The more they live in sin, the more they harm themselves by corruption the substance of their spirits.

Prayer: dear heavenly father, I thank you for your goodness and love. I pray you fill me with this nature and a heart of compassion. I thank you for your faithfulness. In Jesus mighty name.

By SD Abraham

Sunday, October 13, 2013

FOR THE LORD IS GOOD

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Ps 100:5

For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.

AMP

One thing you should never forget about God is that He is good. Our God is a good God; He is a loving and compassionate God. He is always on your side and He cares about you. God is more interested in your progress in life than any other person; He is more interested in your progress than you. Do not be deceived into thinking that God is a wicked God or that He is really is not Good.

In defining goodness as a character virtue there are certain essential attributes that must be present. The first is Love and mercy, the second is kindness, faithfulness and truth. If you are to be like your father in heaven, these attributes cannot be missing in your life.

There are many gods and lords; they are mostly out rightly wicked. Our God who is the only true God is good. He is the reference for defining goodness.

Go into today knowing that the lord your God is good. He wants the very best for you in this life and He will not withhold any good thing from they that love Him.

Prayer: thank you dear lord for being so good to me. I thank you for your mercy and grace. I pray that you help me to be Holy by expressing these attributes of goodness in my life. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

Thursday, October 10, 2013

ONE ATTRIBUTE OF WISDOM

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Prov 8:8

8 My advice is wholesome.

There is nothing devious or crooked in it.

NLT

I have seen a lot of people claim to be wise when they want to do something shady or tricky. Many people claim to be wise when they cheat or cleverly take what is not theirs.

When a man acts in ways that are devious and crooked, he not being wise but being foolish. The devil who is the deceiver has deceived the world into thinking foolishness is wisdom. God wants His children to know that the true wisdom that comes from Him is wholesome and truthful; there should be nothing devious and crooked about your ways when you are walking in wisdom.

God wants every one of us to walk in wisdom. This kind of wisdom is the type that even astonishes the kingdom of darkness. God’s wisdom will empower you to always be steps ahead of your enemies. You will be literally invincible before them.

Go into today knowing that God’s wisdom within you does not need trickery and crookedness to get ahead. Walk in God’s wisdom as administered by the Holy Ghost.

Prayer: dear lord God, I thank you for your wisdom that you have given me. I pray that you help me walk in more wisdom day by day in Jesus name. Amen

By Abraham Arigi Jr

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

LIVING IN CONSTANT VICTORY

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1 Cor 8:5-7

For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)

6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

7 Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.

After giving your life to Christ and allowing Him to change the way you think, do not let the devil deceive you into thinking the way the world thinks again, he always wants God’s children to think they have less than what God has given them; he always uses the system of the world to deceive others that the world has more to offer. You keep your renewed mind by continuing to be renewed through practicing the word of God.

As a Christian you need to maintain a habit of filling your heart and mind with the word of God because this will serve as a safeguard against the tricks of the devil. Try and practice, meditate, study, listen to God’s word in an atmosphere of prayer.

Jesus has come to set you free from the bondage of the devil and the spiritual lords that have held your family in bondage. When you accept His gospel and give yourself to Him wholly, you then become His responsibility. Nothing will ever happen to you by accident. And even if unpleasant things have happened to you, they will end up working together for your good.

Go into today with a renewed zeal for God’s word and prayer. Let the kingdom of God fill your world and see a greater dimension of the blessing.

Prayer: our dear father. We thank you for giving us this day our daily bread. We pray for those who do not have, that you provide for them. We pray you make us more aware of your presence in our world, in Jesus name. Amen

By Abraham Arigi Jr

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

RESIST THE DEVIL; DEMONS, IDOLS, DEMONIC LORDS ETC.

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1 Cor 8:5-7

For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)

6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

7 Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled

Those demonic lords got to be lords because some human beings yielded themselves to them. All the children of those people also were born into that bondage of being under the lordship of a demon that is an idol. There are many Christians who were born under such unfortunate circumstances; they were born into a family controlled by the kingdom of darkness and there was always a spiritual strong man trying resist them in their path to (spiritual) progress.

One of the ways such Christians can break free from bondages is to submit themselves totally to Lord Jesus. They need to give their bodies totally to the lord Jesus as a living sacrifice and allow the lord Jesus to change the way they think. After doing this they can resist the devil; demons, idols and he will flee from them.

James 4:7 says:

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

KJV

Prayer: our heavenly father. We thank you for making me your child and calling me to a kingdom that is most powerful. I pray that you fill me with all knowledge and wisdom I need to walk free of all satanic influences and walk constantly in the light of your Spirit. I pray this in Jesus mighty name. Amen

By Abraham Arigi Jr

Monday, October 7, 2013

VICTORY OVER FAMILY IDOLS, DEMONS AND LIMITATIONS 2

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1 Cor 8:5-7

For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)

6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

7 Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.

KJV

When a Christian acknowledges an idol or spiritual lord, it means the Christian still thinks they have power but God may have more power than them. I have heard about Christians who still observe demonic rights and take part in demonic rituals for the dead and during certain occasions. Many of them do this because they fear of the power of the idol to which they submit themselves by taking part in those rituals.

The problem began from they still acknowledging that those idols and demons still have power over them. I have even heard of such people saying that they were only giving unto Caesar what was Caesar’s.

Acknowledging that a demon has power is a denial of the power of the spirit of Christ in you as a Christian if acknowledge and do things that proves that you are convinced that that demon has power over him. All power belongs to Jesus; Either Jesus has all power in your world or He has no power in your life.

When Jesus died he told us that “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth” - Matt 28:18. This means that when you are in His kingdom and He is in you, you get to walk in the reality of this truth and there is no other power that can exist in your world (of influence) except His power.

Prayer: I thank you father for your revelation that I am in your kingdom and that there is no other power relevant enough to control my decisions. I pray that you fill me with grace to walk in the reality of this truth, In Jesus name, Amen

By Abraham Arigi Jr

Sunday, October 6, 2013

HOW TO WORSHIP GOD

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Rom 12:1-2
And so, dear brothers and sisters,* I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.* 2 Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
NLT
God’s will for you is good and pleasing and perfect. It is one that will ultimately please you because God made you and knows what is best for you.
We offer our bodies to God by living our lives according to His word and will. We build our lives around the principles of the kingdom of God. When we do this it means that we will live righteous lives, we will do things that are peaceful and things that make for peace and our lives will be filled with joy that comes from the Holy Ghost.
You need to live with a fundamental mentality that your body is not your own but it belongs to the lord. You need to go about with a Holy Spirit consciousness that make you walk in His presence and completely surrender your body to the lord God. Please do not do things that you know will grieve the Holy Spirit that lives within you.
Prayer: dear heavenly father. I thank you for giving me a body that I can offer you. I ask that you receive my reasonable and humble sacrifice, that it will bring Joy to your heart dear God. In Jesus mighty name I pray. Amen









VICTORY OVER FAMILY IDOLS, DEMONS AND LIMITATIONS

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1 Cor 8:5-7

For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)

6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

7 Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.

KJV

The kingdom of God came with light into this world. Anywhere the church of Christ which is the embassy of His kingdom is, there should be such light that darkness becomes irrelevant.

We learn in our bible text that though there be gods and spiritual lords, to us in the kingdom of God there is but one God; the father, the maker of all things. His presence in our lives makes those other gods and spiritual lords irrelevant and completely powerless.

Not all have this knowledge; that all power belongs to the Spirit of Christ who now dwells within them and idols and demons are totally powerless when the Spirit of God lives in them. Many demons are still so powerful in the life of Christians because they still acknowledge those demons.

We are to live a life dominated by a God consciousness and one that does not give any regard to the presence of reality of demons. We do this not because we are ignorant of their existence and devices but because we are more than conquerors over them and we have the light of life within us.

Continues tomorrow…

Prayer: Dear heavenly father. I thank you for giving authority in the name of the lord Jesus. I thank you because I have power over all the powers of the enemy. I pray you give me strength to constantly walk in this reality in Jesus name. Amen

By Abraham Arigi Jr

Saturday, October 5, 2013

TRANSFORMATION OF THE MIND 2

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Rom 12:2

2 Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

NLT

We were born into this world with its customs and ways. We were born into a world filled with people, the majority of which tend to think in certain ways that might not bring glory to the lord God. The world is a pleasure seeking kingdom; it has self-pleasing customs with a culture characterized by selfishness. The kingdom of God is the kingdom that you are now in if indeed you have been born again. This kingdom is the most powerful kingdom in existence; every citizen of this great kingdom is to be a king and priest. This kingdom is a God pleasing kingdom with a culture characterized by selflessness and Holiness which is the nature of God.

Go into today knowing that you are a citizen of a superior kingdom and that the power of the most high God dwells within you and you are doing exploits for Him in this world. Go into today knowing that the inferior (kingdom of this world) should copy the superior (you who are in the kingdom of God) and not the other way round.

Prayer: dear lord, I thank you for today you have made for me to show forth your praises and populate your kingdom. I pray you bless me with the remembrance of who I am and the power I have everywhere, every time and under every situation. I pray this in Jesus mighty name. Amen

By Abraham Arigi Jr

Friday, October 4, 2013

I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU

I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU

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Heb 13:5

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

KJV

I have come to discover that one of the major reasons money is so powerful is because it provides security; having money means there will be food to eat and water to drink, there will be cloth to wear and ability to pay bills…etc.

There is tendency to be covetous and love money because of the need for all forms of security that money can provide. God does not want this for His children because He is more than money and money can take His place in their hearts. When you have God in your life, it is better than having all the things in this world because He created all things; He wants you to have more than you could ever work for and He doesn’t want your attention to shift away from Him to material things. He wants to remain the center of your heart because that is the best for you.

One of the strongest forces against total trust in the lord is love of money. You use money, you need money, but you cannot afford to love money because loving it means you cannot love God. You cannot serve God and mammon (Luke 16:24). The love of money is the root of all evil.

When one loves money, it means the most important thing in that person’s life is making money and not pleasing and worshiping God; he goes to church because he wants God to open doors of money for him, he prays because he wants God to bless him financially and do other such things… they do all they do because of an inert want for more money.

We are not to be like that as children of God. We are to be different from the world and the most important thing to us as children of God should be pleasing and worshiping God; being in His presence. Remember, He is the ultimate source of security. God will cause a all grace to abound towards you so that in all things you will see His abundance and wisdom such that you can keep your love for Him intact and lead a glorious life here on earth. Remember to make Him your ultimate goal in life and do not stop loving Him beyond all else.

PRAYER: thank you dear father for filling our hearts with your love. We pray that love for money or any other thing will never dominate our hearts; that we will always love you above all else. We pray this in Jesus mighty name. Amen

By Abraham Arigi Jr

Don’t Deceive Yourself

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