God trains you and moves you forward, when you have been trained, your training stage becomes your past. He doesn’t train you with the devil’s tools, he trains you with the word. Assuming you had an aweful past, you have to learn to be like Paul, he said:
“… this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before…Let us therefore, as many as be perfect (mature), be thus minded”
Notice, he said the mature ones in Christ always reach forth to a more glorious future! Don’t let the devil hunt you with a past that God has already washed away. Maybe you made mistakes, make up your mind that from henceforth, you would be trained by the word, so that tomorrow you would look at your past and smile at how much training and inspiration you have received.
Death is not just the physical departure of a man’s spirit from his body. When the effects of death are observed, we can say that individual from whom we observe such effects is being affected by death. The bible says the sting of death is sin, so that is one effect of death, sin. The sting of a mosquitoe could be malaria, so we can say the effect of the mosquito bite is malaria, thus our conclusion that one major effect of death on a man is sin.
Another effect of death is sickness (the not so distant cousin of sin) so when a man cannot move his right leg, we would say that leg is lifeliess i.e. dead, and thus paralysis is an effect of death, the same applies to minor issues like headaches, cancer, kidney stones, ulcer, alcoholism etc.
Nokia phones are very reliable, meaning they don’t get spoilt easily, so the manufacturers have made a name for themselves, you could almost bet that you can use your nokia phone till the coming of our Lord. If a man made company like nokia, know that a good product would mean a good name for them, what about God? When God made the human body, he didn’t plan for the lungs or kidney or anything to fail! Adam lived nine hundred and thirty years and he didn’t need to travel to India for a kidney transplant, showing that sickness wasn’t and isn’t part of God’s plan for man.
Well, Jesus came and tasted death for every man so that no man needs to taste death anymore, if you were going on an all-expense paid trip to honolulu, it would be unnecessary for you to pay for your food or for the trip itself. That’s why its called all expense paid! Jesus has tasted death for every man, no need for you to be brought under the bondage of sin or sickness anymore, someone greater has conquered all.
If you were told to pay for your food on your journey to honolulu, you most likely would talk back at whoever is telling you such, in the same vein, if you have been diagnosed with any disease, talk back at the devil! Declare boldly what Jesus has done for you and refuse to live your life according to that diagnosis.
God wants you well… believe it and live your life to the full!
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
God’s thoughts for you are thoughts of good and not of evil to bring you to an expected end. So you can observe that firstly God is always thinking of you. You are always on his mind, when you do the right things and even when you do not do the right things, he is always thinking of you.
Normally, one should think that when you do the right things, his thought towards you would be good and when you do the wrong things, his thoughts would be not so good, but that’s how men think, not so with God. His thoughts towards you are good continually, even when you make a mistake, he is not thinking you should be dealt with, no, he is looking for ways to bring you out of that mess and set you on your course towards your expected end.
He is your father, he loved you even when you didn’t know him or cared about him, he loved you and still saved you. Now that you know him or are known by him, he wouldn’t love you any less because you did something wrong. It’s already too late for that, he loves you to the maximum!
See yourself through God’s eyes always, and refuse unnecessary guilts thrown at you by the devil. Be rest assured of the father’s love towards you and practise excellence in all you do.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Your celebration is assured when you stick to God’s word. His word was not given you just for ‘nice’ circumstances, but he expects you to do the word in those seemingly difficult circumstances.
A negative report from the doctor is one good way to put the word to work in your life. Challenges are actually ‘big celebrations’ in disguise. See them as such and organize the celebration party any way. Remember:
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
So challenges that come your way and trials of your faith is something worth getting excited about as it is another opportunity for you to grow your faith muscles and to throw a big party rejoicing over the surety of God’s word in your life. Looking for another alternative other than the word-prescribed-way is not only shortchanging yourself but a journey to nowhere!
If you stick yo the word, you would doubtless return witha testimony!!
The Spirit of God is our comforter, Jesus said he would send him to be with us forever, meaning that we would never be comfortless!
The Spirit of God comforts us in a more active manner, for example suppose a lady lost her wallet in the shopping mall and in it she had not just all of her savings but also some amount of money she kept for someone else, the idea of a comforter to her would be one who would show up and sympathize with her and give her a shoulder to cry and lean on, that is all very nice but that is not what the holy Ghost being your comforter means.
If the holy Ghost were to show up in that situation, he would show her were the wallet was, and in that she would be greatly comforted! He is not the sort of comforter that would only sympathize with you when the doctor’s report shows you have cancer. No. He would heal you of that cancer and bring great comfort to your heart. He reaches out and fixes the situation, he clears the debt for you, he heals your sick mom or wife just to bring you great comfort.
He is your helper! You are not meant to struggle in this world, you were never meant to feel discouraged or unhappy. Jesus sent you a comforter, who would not just sympathize with you but he would also get you out of that trouble you found yourself in.
Tell him eveything, he was sent to be with you forever! Remember, you are never alone, you have a comforter!
I will not leave you comfortless:I will come to you.
God’s word is inevitable! Whatever he says would surely come to pass. He has an ability of his own to bring to pass what he talks about! When you receive God’s word for healing, you don’t have to start shaking all over to make the word work. Simply keep calm and cool, believing the word and speaking the word and the healing would be manifested in your physical bodies much sooner than you expected.
Faith is impacted into your spirit via God’s word. He has the ability to dissolve doubts, fear and unbelief. So maybe you don’t quite believe God yet for the healing of your body, no worries, simply check the cross references and concordance of your bible and pick out those scriptures that talks about the manifest power of God to heal and think about them and speak them as often as you can. In time, God’s word will impart faith in your heart that will dissolve all the doubts and unbelief you ever had.
The bible says let God be true and every man a liar. Live that scripture in your life all the time, maybe you have been diagnosed with cancer or a “killer-disease”, don’t isolate yourself from others and start crying, that would be terribly wrong! That’s a proclamation of fear and unbelief. Instead isolate yourself from others and stay on God’s word, confessing boldly “yea, let God be true and every man a liar, God’s word is true about my body, I live in health and every man a liar, every doctor’s report against God’s word concerning me is de-emphasized and untrue!”
When you speak such words, you are creating a suitable environment for the miraculous in your life.
God forbid:yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
You are God’s outstretched arm to a dying world. The bible says the whole world lieth in wickedness, but you have been called out of the world. You are no longer in the dominion of darkness but you now have your abode in the kingdom of light, the kingdom of Jesus!
You have a responsibility to reach out to a dying world with the words of life that you received when you got saved and God has made it so that you have all you require to be effective and successful in your ministry. He placed his kind of love in your heart, he gave you his spirit, he gave you his name and he gave you his word! The instruction id go into all the world and get people out of the dominion of darkness, out of the rulership of the devil, out of wickedness, pain and discomfort into the kingdom of light, peace, prosperity and love.
You have been empowered for the job. Doing nothing is wasting resources. Start today. Reach out to the person near you!
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.