Monday, March 31, 2014

You are a child of God

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Romans 4:13-14

Clearly, God's promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants was based not on his obedience to God's law, but on a right relationship with God that comes by faith.

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FURTHER STUDY: EPHESIANS 2:12-13, JOHN 1:12(click to read)

God almighty who is your father is more interested in having a right relationship with you than for you to conform to certain rules and regulations which are encapsulated in religion.

Jesus Christ came to this world to die on the cross for us so that we would have a relationship with God first as children, not as slaves. For as many as received him, God gave them power to become sons of God. God wants you to know that as long as you have received Jesus Christ as your lord and savior, He is your father. You have to respond to Him that way in order to complete the process.

If a homeless child who is adopted by a wealthy man never accepts him as father; or even agrees to move into his house, that child will continue to remain homeless even though he now has a father.

It is your choice whether you will walk in the position and authority you have as a son of God. God has given you the power to become a son, whether or not you use this power is your choice.

If you make a mistake don’t waste any time by dwelling there, run back to your Father who is always on your side; tell him the details of the mistake and repent of it. Do not let satan make you dwell in that guilt because dwelling in guilt does not produce any good fruit.

Remember that God cares for you and loves you with an everlasting love. God does not want you to be unhappy, God wants the best for you at all times. When you walk with God you will discover that God’s ways will eventually produce better results than you ever hoped for or imagined.

Prayer: Heavenly father, thank you for your word. I pray that your word will bear everlasting fruits in my life, and that your name will be glorified in my life today and every day. In Jesus Name, Amen.

By SD ABRAHAM

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Jesus pt3

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Heb 1:8-10
But as to the Son, He says to Him, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever (to the ages of the ages), and the scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of absolute righteousness (of justice and straightforwardness).
9 You have loved righteousness [You have delighted in integrity, virtue, and uprightness in purpose, thought, and action] and You have hated lawlessness (injustice and iniquity). Therefore God, [even] Your God (e Godhead), has anointed You with the oil of exultant joy and gladness above and beyond Your companions. [Ps 45:6,7.]
10 And [further], You, Lord, did lay the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the works of Your hands.
AMP
We need to understand that because God has committed the earth to the sons of men(, it is rightfully supposed to be under the lordship of a man(son of man). The first Adam was supposed to partner with God in ruling and establishing lordship over the earth but the first Adam failed because He fell- he died( this death means he did not have the ability anymore to participate in the God life- he became flesh. Jesus who is the son of man and the creator of all things is also the lord of the earth. He is the owner of the earth. He rules over the earth as lord also because He is a son of man.
All things were made by Jesus Christ the lord God, Jesus is not only lord of the earth but He is lord also of the heavens. All things were made by Him and for Him. The truth is the spirit of Christ is the Spirit of God the creator. He is God. Jesus is God come in the flesh and therefore while He was in the flesh he walked the earth as a man and that was why he could be killed. He died that we may have life. There needed to be remission for our sins because sin is not just disobedience against God but a transgression of the law of life. The soul that sins shall die.
When we believe in Him and receive him, we have life; we are set free from death.
we are eternally grateful to Jesus
By SD Abraham









Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Jesus (part 2)

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Heb 1:5-8

For to which of the angels did He ever say:

"You are My Son,

Today I have begotten You"?

And again:

"I will be to Him a Father,

And He shall be to Me a Son"?

6 But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says:

"Let all the angels of God worship Him."

7 And of the angels He says:

"Who makes His angels spirits

And His ministers a flame of fire."

NKJV

Jesus is so superior to the angels because Jesus is the only begotten son of God and He is the Christ.

Even though Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit, he earned his position in heaven by fulfilling the purpose for which he was manifested on the earth. Jesus was manifested as a man and he lived within the limits of humankind until the time came when he was exalted as the Christ.

So even though He came in form of flesh for a season; flesh which God made lower than the angels, He became superior to them because he was exalted and glorified; and incurred a name that is above any other, he is in this exalted position as the Christ, in the image of God, the image in which we also were created, so He is like unto the son of man (humankind) (see Rev 1:13).

He became the Christ; and was the first begotten of the dead (see Rev 1:5). In order for flesh to yield a body of life it needed to die. Jesus was the first one to bud out of the death of the flesh as it were. A seed does not become a tree unless it first falls to the ground and dies and then brings forth a new (living) tree. Jesus was the first shoot of that living tree that the flesh produced in that he was the first with the resurrected (glorified) human body which was indeed a resurrection from the body of flesh to a celestial or glorified body. This is the kind of body that Adam had before he died and became flesh.

Go into today knowing that you are a member of the body of Christ. You are a partaker in His inheritance and God’s plan for you is to be as He is.

By SD Abraham

Monday, March 24, 2014

Jesus (part 1)

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Heb 1:3-5

The Son radiates God's own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. 4 This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is greater than their names.

NLT

Jesus who is talked about here is referred to as the exact representation of God’s character and glory.

Because God is spirit, we being flesh found it difficult to experience Him in any level except that he revealed himself to the prophets (see Heb 1:1) and this is probably because of the nature of prophets that makes them to easily relate and perceive the spirit realm more than others. God has now revealed Himself to us humans through Jesus who is God come in the flesh.

This means that even though you cannot see God and may never be able to see God(the glory of God) with your eyes (especially if you are not a prophet) you can now see Jesus who was made flesh and is now having a body that the redeemed will eventually have. This body that he has is visible to all flesh ( see Rev 1:7).

So in order for us to relate with God being spirit and we being flesh (see Gen 6:3), God had to become flesh and express his nature and himself to us so that we may be able to see Him and worship Him and get salvation from Him. We were not made to become flesh, being flesh is a result and consequence of the fall. We originally wouldn’t have needed Jesus to come in order for us to experience God.

When a man becomes redeemed and righteous (i.e. born again), he becomes a prophet before God (see psalm 105:15). Thereby he can experience the fullness of the Godhead and Jesus who is his mediator and savior and lord. It is indeed a great thing to be born again. It is the greatest thing that can happen to any human being.

Prayer confession for the day:

I am born again. God has made me a new creature. I am no more fleshly, I am now spiritual. The life of Christ flows in me. I am a victor, the power of God is making things work out for me… God has made me his anointed and prophet.

The bible says:

Ps 105:14-15

He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;

15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

KJV

By SD Abraham

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Why the last Days part 2

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Heb 1:1-3

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

Acts 2:17

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

KJV

It is important to note that one of the major markers for the last days is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. And this happened about two thousand (2000 yrs) ago. So the last days did not begin ten or twenty years ago or after the Second World War, the era of the last days started when Christ was exalted and the Holy Spirit was outpoured.

We see in our text that the Holy Spirit causes strange acts to happen in the lives of the people of God when they receive Him but it really is not the case for those who are not in the kingdom of God because the dawning of the last days only means a reminder to the devil and his kingdom that his time is shorter, this means a further manifestation also of demonic activities causing the men of this world to be more evil and ungodly (See 2 Timothy 3:1-9).

We should know that the last days are a good thing for the church because it first and foremost means the outpouring of the Holy spirit to us ward, secondly it means a season when we get to hear expressly from God through His son ( see: Hebrews 1) and a time when the kingdom of this world and of darkness is being weakened for the kingdom of God and His church because even the gates of the kingdom of darkness cannot stand the invasion of the church of Christ (see Matt 16:18).

The dawning of the endtime means God’s people are to be more circumspect and careful in this world because their adversary the devil is particularly angry, like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. The end time people of God cannot afford some excesses like God’s people of old because the battle line has become tougher. There is a manifestation of the power the power of God to help us who are in Christ because in the world we will have tribulation but in Christ we have peace.

Go into today knowing that we are in the endtime and this is the time for the manifestation of God’s great power in your life. No devil can stop you because you are part of the church of Christ.

Prayer confession for the Day:

Matt 16:19

And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

KJV

By Abraham Damilola Arigi

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Why the last Days part 1

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Heb 1:1-3

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

KJV

There was a time when the only way through which humans accessed God was through the Holy prophets. God spoke to us in times past through the prophets and this was characterized\by a scarcity of God’s express words.

God has in these last days been speaking to humankind directly through His son Jesus Christ.

These are the last days indeed and this not because we are in a millennium for the last days actually begun about 2000 years ago, it is because Jesus Christ has come and has been glorified. He is the one who God prophesied about in the Garden of Eden when He said the seed of the woman will bruise the head of the serpent and we see in Revelations 12 that the serpent referred to there is the devil. You will also notice that God in Genesis 3 did not say that the man’s seed but He said the woman’s seed indicating that Jesus who was not conceived of a man but by the Holy Spirit in a woman’s womb will be the seed who will bruise the head of the serpent who is the devil and satan.

Because Jesus has come to the world and is now glorified in heaven, the last days have begun. It is the last days because God has called game over for the kingdom of darkness that have been running this world since human community started. It is last days because the kingdoms of this world that are controlled by the prince of this world (Satan) are about to be destroyed and give way for the kingdom of God and of His Christ (see Rev 11:15).

It is the last days because the rapture can now happen anytime and God will reveal and perfect the manifestation of His sons whose bodies of flesh had hitherto hindered their manifestation on the earth as limitless sons of God (see Romans 8:23).these will rule and reign with Christ on this physical earth, establishing a new order of things for one thousand years before the creation of the new heaven and new earth.

It is the last days because since the Christ who is Jesus has been glorified, the Holy Spirit could now come down in His power and be poured upon men of flesh(see Acts 2).

Go into today knowing that you have been given power by Jesus to trample over all the powers of the enemy

Daily Prayer confession:

Luke 10:19

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

KJV

Friday, March 21, 2014

The spiritual man

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1 Cor 2:15-16

Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others. 16 For,

"Who can know the Lord's thoughts?

Who knows enough to teach him?"*

But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.

NLT

Those that are spiritual are very careful to guard their heart with all diligence; they evaluate all things and this is an attribute installed in our hearts by the Holy Spirit for our protection.

The spiritual man is not easily swayed but he tests all spirits and evaluates all words that are said to be from God so as to not walk wrongly.

There is something great about a spiritual man; he cannot be tangled and trapped because his ways are led by the spirit of God. Demons cannot predict the next actions that the spiritual man is to take by he can predict all things.

God has given us the mind of Christ and has in effect given us access into his deep things.

God empowers words from the mouth of a spiritual man because such a man already has the mind of Christ and cannot misuse that empowerment or knowledge. This goes to prove that the fruits of your lips is one of the ways of discerning your spiritual strength.

By Abraham Arigi Jr

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spiritual Words

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1 Cor 2:13

When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit's words to explain spiritual truths.*

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Linda tried her best to talk to her local chickens; these were times when she was so lonely and just wanted to talk to someone. There were times when she went to the back of the house and saw those chickens that would only run away when they see her approaching. She tried several times to have a conversation with them but they would not understand and only run away. She couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t even get some basic words after all this days of trying to teach them…

In the same way, it is only those that are born of the spirit of God that can understand spiritual language. No matter how you try, the words of the kingdom can only be understood by those who are in the kingdom.

It is impossible to use words of human wisdom; words inspired from the realm of the mind to accurately pass across spiritual reality and knowledge because when you are speaking such spiritual things, you seek to build the spirits and not the minds of men therefore you would need to depend of the Holy Spirit to inspire the words that you use.

The following verses after our text shows us that it is only those who are spiritual that get to understand spiritual truths.

The knowledge of the deep things of God is what reveals the keys to the power and wisdom that God has given. Those that can understand these mysteries are those who are mature in the spirit; these are those who have trained themselves to not walk in the flesh but follow the leadings of the spirit.

Go into today knowing that all grace abounds toward you.

By Abraham Damilola Arigi

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Holy Spirit empowers

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1 Cor 2:11-12

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.

12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

KJV

God made you in His image and His likeness and He also gave you of His spirit so that you will be able to live on the earth like Him; living the way Jesus did, doing what Jesus would do…

How to determine the power that dwells within you is when you see the fruits. You cannot bear much fruits if you do not have much power and this power is spiritual and not physical and it comes because of the Holy Spirits indwelling within you.

The Holy Spirit empowers you and teaches you the things of God. He tells you God’s present plan for you per time. He teachers you and leads you into all reality.

The best that God has ever given us is the Holy Spirit who dwells within us.

Go into today knowing that you have the indwelling of the spirit of the living God who is the ruler and controller of the earth and the entire universe; He rules heaven and earth.

There is a spirit of the world and that spirit is unclean and wicked. It seeks to inflict pain and bondage on anyone who is still under its control. This spirit likes manifesting itself in form of modernization and circular humanism. It is a rebellious spirit against the Holy Spirit and because it sees its judgment coming fast, it wants to take as many as possible along with it to the lake of fire. You were not created for God’s wrath but for God’s great love. Do not follow the leading of any spirit that is contrary to His Holy Spirit. Any leading that produces the fruit of the flesh; unholy things is not a leading of the Holy Spirit.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spiritual Maturity part 2

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1 Cor 2:6-10

6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

KJV

The word perfect in verse six is also interpreted to mean mature in other translations.

Children do not get to hear wisdom because they do not yet have the ability to discern between wisdom and foolishness; lest the sower cast his precious pearls to swine.

The deepest mysteries of the kingdom of God will just seem to be some senseless and fanatical ideology to the average person who is not yet truly born of the Spirit.

When a man becomes born of the Spirit, that man is not just only born again but has decided to be led constantly by the Holy Spirit. He has chosen to put away the works of the flesh and become dominated by the spirit life.

When you are led by the spirit, it means you are no longer led by the flesh; your feelings, emotions, appetites etc.

God’s glorious light has shown in our hearts and given us access into the deep things of the majesty above who is forever praised and honored. Amen.

By Abraham Damilola Arigi

Monday, March 17, 2014

Spiritual Maturity

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1 Cor 3:1-4
Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly — mere infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men
NIV
What characterizes baby Christians is not how long they have been born again but how spiritual they are. When you still set your mind on the things of this world it means you are worldly.
The bible points out that they that set their minds on the things of this world are walking in the flesh, these are those who allow themselves to be controlled by the flesh and not by the spirit.
When your value is system is the same as that of the world then you are still a baby Christian.
When you arrive at walking in the spirit it also means you are being led by the spirit and this is the stage you get to and walk in great power from God.
God’s plan for you is for you to grow constantly and become great in the kingdom of heaven because this is only when you will be able to accurately fulfill all of His purposes for you.








Saturday, March 15, 2014

God gave you the Spirit

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1 Cor 2:10-12
But* it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God's deep secrets. 11 No one can know a person's thoughts except that person's own spirit, and no one can know God's thoughts except God's own Spirit. 12 And we have received God's Spirit (not the world's spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.
NLT
When Stephen was nineteen years old, his father gave him a limitless credit card. His father told him to keep it at all times and never lose it. He was going to be going off to college in Europe and may not come home till the end of his course. His father was very wealthy and told him that everything he needed was in the credit card. What Stephen did not know was that his wealthy father also embedded a GPS tracking microchip inside the debit card so that he would be able to know exactly where Stephen would be if he needed help.
When you became born again, God gave you his precious Holy spirit to dwell in you; securing you and keeping you from the power of the world and the devil.
Because our relationship with God as children of God must grow, we of necessity need to know more of God. God’s Holy Spirit who He has sent to live within us will empower a growing knowledge of God, even the deep things of God.
When you are born again, you have the privilege of carrying the spirit of the most high God inside you; we are talking about the God that created everything that exists.
When the rapture happens, it is the Holy spirits presence in your life that will determine whether or not you will be raptured
Go into today knowing that the Holy Spirit is the only reason why you will please him.










Friday, March 14, 2014

God’s wisdom for spiritual growth

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1 Cor 2:6

We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

NIV

There was a child who thought he was old enough to drive at the age of 10, he argued that he understood everything there was regarding driving and he could not understand why his father wouldn’t let him drive. All his father told him was that as long as he cannot see with the rear mirror according to the current setting he (his father) had created, that he would not be able to drive accurately. It wasn’t until he became old enough that his father explained to him the real reason why he could not drive, he was too young, there were some things he could not understand then, he didn’t realize driving and owning a car came with its responsibilities and disciplines including rules that he shouldn’t break while plying the road- traffic rules.

When you are not yet mature as a Christian, you may not realize that there is great responsibility that comes with the power that you should have as a Christian. You need to know that the same way you nourish your physical life and grow you to do so more so to your spirit life to let it grow. You will need to know that there has to be the discipline of a committed prayer life and word study life, there has to be discipline of considering others before yourself and being humble (see: Phil 2:3-4:Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others).

Like the young boy in our story, there is need for spiritual growth and development for there to be an understanding of the deeper mysteries of the kingdom and this is when one gets to operate in greater dimensions of power.

Go into today knowing that God has made all grace abound towards you and God’s plan for you is spiritual growth.

By Abraham Damilola Arigi

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

God’s power as basis for faith 2

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1 Cor 2:4-5

And my language and my message were not set forth in persuasive (enticing and plausible) words of wisdom, but they were in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit and power [e a proof by the Spirit and power of God, operating on me and stirring in the minds of my hearers the most holy emotions and thus persuading them],

5 So that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men (human philosophy), but in the power of God.

AMP

This morning I was looking at two taps connected to the same pipe, I noticed (as expected) that when one tap was on the other became slower and vice-versa. I also noticed that the one closer to the water inlet had more priority over the one father away from the water inlet.

Even though this is not a very accurate illustration of the spirit and the flesh we need to know that the more power and control the flesh has over you the power your spirit has a child of God because they flesh and the spirit are constantly at way. When you walk in the spirit constantly you will discover that just like those taps the spirit becomes the first closer one to the inlet, you have more power there than in the flesh and vise-versa

The power of God is manifested most when we do not exert the power of man. Paul knew that if he was going to get the best of the power of God in His ministration then he would have to minimally use his pronounced skill in philosophy and oratory.

The bible says God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness (see 2cor 12:9). This weakness is not through the flesh or a product of walking therein.

The reason why we fast in order to see more of God’s power in our lives is because when the flesh is weak then the spirit is more empowered to operate in power.

Is this saying you should not do your best within the domains of the mind? Absolutely not; God gave you your mental faculties in order for you to use them. You can only function accurately when you realize that there is the place for using the resources of the mind to understand the realities of the spirit realm, without this you will not grow.

Go into today knowing that even at your weakest point God will show His mighty strength

By Abraham Damilola Arigi

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

God will never leave you 2

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Heb 13:5

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

"Never will I leave you;

never will I forsake you."

NIV

Shepherd of my soul, I give you full control

Wherever you may lead I will follow

I have made my choice, to listen for your voice

Wherever you may lead, I will go

Be in a quiet pasture, or by a gentle stream

Shepherd of my soul is by my side

Do I scale a mighty mountain, or valley dark and deep

Shepard of my soul will be my guide

The words of this song are evergreen in my heart because one of the things it reminds me of is that God will always be by my side. No matter where I am in life, God will never leave me nor forsake me.

His word is true and He is always going to keep you.

Make sure you remain a sheep in His fold and don’t grieve this father who loves you so much by walking as if you don’t know He is always with you.

By Abraham Damilola Arigi

Monday, March 10, 2014

God will never leave you

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Heb 13:5

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

"Never will I leave you;

never will I forsake you." a

NIV

When Shepard was nine years old, he came to understand that it was impossible for his father to ever leave him or desert him. He almost drowned in the house pool one morning during holidays, his father had a very important meeting and was already getting late for his flight. His father wore his brand new designer suit and was just about to enter the car and drive off when he noticed that his boy was crying for help in the pool. Instantly he knew shepherd was drowning and jumped into the water still fully dressed with his expensive wrist watch, he even forgot to remove his smartphone from his pocket. This is the tale of how Shepard’s dad saved his life when he was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

God loves you so much that he promises to NEVER leave you or forsake you. The word never means even though things are rough and you may feel as though God is angry

When you go out today I want you to remember that God will never leave you nor forsake you. He is always on your side. All you need to do is to listen to Him and continually be under His authority and you will see the manifestation of His power physically.

By Abraham Damilola Arigi

Sunday, March 9, 2014

God is always on your side

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Rom 8:31-33

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won't he also give us everything else?

NLT

It is important for you to know and understand that God is on your side. God cares for you and He wants the best for you at all times. You need to know that God is the one that is on your side even when you are not on your side. The devil does a lot of things in this world to deceive people into thinking that God is not on their side and that God is really not so interested in their well-being; that all he wants is to punish sin. That is a lie of the devil because one thing we sometimes fail to realize is that the reason why God resists sin in our lives is because of our greater good. Sin is a violation of the law of life, it is not just disobedience to God, if it were so simple God would not have needed to send Jesus to use His life to atone for our sins. Sin is just like a child trying to jump from a story building (trying to violate the law of gravity) and his father does everything possible to stop him from doing that.

You need to go into this week knowing that God is always on your side and He will not withhold any good thing from you when you walk in the light, the reason why you have to walk in the light for this is because if you don’t walk in the light first, the things of this world would only ultimately lead you away from the light of life who is God.

 

By Abraham Damilola Arigi

Friday, March 7, 2014

Those who love God

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Rom 8:28-30

And we know that God causes everything to work together* for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. 29 For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

NLT

If you love God, and you have a calling of God in your life, everything that will happen to you will ultimately lead to the fulfillment of your destiny in God- to your good.

Everyone has a calling of God on his life but if you do not know it you may as well not have one. You need to walk with a consciousness that you now belong to God and He has a job for you on the earth, you are not just living to meet your needs and be happy but you were created to fulfill God’s will and bring Him pleasure. When you get to this point of love for God and realization that you exist for His pleasure, there is nothing, absolutely nothing that can happen to you that will not lead to your fulfilling of your destiny and for your good. This is because when you get to this state you are completely under the lordship and dominion of the lord God and you are now fully God’s responsibility.

All your experiences are to the end that you may be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.

 

- Abraham Arigi Jr

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Praying in the Holy Ghost

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Jude 20-21

But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit,* 21 and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God's love.

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There are kinds of faiths that you have but there is one you are expected to build yourself on, this is your most holy faith.

There is great power in praying in the Holy Ghost and this also helps you to build up yourself.

what it means to pray in the Holy Ghost is praying under the authority, control and in connection with the Holy Spirit. In this kind of prayer you will discover that He is the one leading you.

When you pray in the Holy Ghost you build up yourself and develop your spiritual muscles because you were made to function with the Holy Ghost. You were created by God from the beginning to live under the guidance of His spirit.

The Holy Spirit helps us in the place of prayer in that there is so much that He does for us in the place of prayer.

Go into today knowing that your prayers are more effective when prayed under the influence and power of the Holy Ghost.

Abraham Damilola Arigi

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Holy Spirit helps us

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Rom 8:26

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

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The Holy Spirit helps our weaknesses in that we are naturally weak through and because of the flesh. We cannot please God because of the flesh and that is why the Holy spirit helps us please God even though we still have flesh. For example, we do not know how well we ought to pray but the Holy helps our weakness in the place of prayer. We do not know how accurately or effectively we ought to pray but the spirit helps us such that our prayer is acceptable before God.

We cannot please God without the help of the spirit of Christ who has given us access into God’s kingdom and His eternal life.

Let there be a ‘Jesus loves me’ consciousness in you at all times and this will furnish a great working of the Holy spirits help in your life.

By Abraham Arigi Jr

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