Let God’s truth renew you today

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And now the prize awaits me; the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing.
– 2 Timothy 4: 8

 His Truth
God’s word sanctifies you. His truth preserves you, sets you free and will lead you into godliness. God’s truth casts down wrong doctrines, arguments, and every high thing that exalts itself against God. It is through His truth, which is His Word, that we bring every thought into captivity to Christ.

You see, you trusted after you heard the truth and you believed, then were sealed with the Holy Spirit. No one can snatch you from His Hand. No one , no circumstance can every separate you from God’s love for you.

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. – 2 Timothy 3: 16

 

Remember:

  • You can do all things through Christ, He strengthens you
  • You are no longer a slave to sin – you must master any sin trying to take over your life and subdue it.
  • Do not be an instrument of unrighteousness.
  • Sin will not have dominion over you. Are you a slave to a sin? What do you obey? What has dominion over you?
  • Do not obey the lusts of the flesh, but follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.
  • Trust in Him in all your ways and He will direct you in the path you are going. If you at crossroads, you must stop- consider the roads before you and ask God for direction. He will lead you in the right way and when you follow His leading, you will have peace.
  • Put on all your armor, He has equipped you for battle.
  • Stand firm in your faith and He will make you firm. Set your mind to serve the law of God and not the law of sin.

Be renewed in the spirit of your mind, your inner man. Keep a close check on the thoughts you allow in. Put on the new man created according to God- holy and right and put away lying, hatred, unforgiveness, fighting, selfishness, covetous, complaining, jealousy, revenge, lust, laziness. Don’t be lazy. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit. Always be kind to others, patient, putting others first, quick to forgive, tenderhearted and always doing your best to be a peacemaker. Being a peacemaker doesn’t mean being a peacemaker when all is well for you, but in times when peace seems impossible- here is where you need to work hard to maintain peace. That is your calling.

Dear Lord,

    Remind me that my days are numbered and life is short. I am but a frail vapor , like a shadow. I trust only in you, even though others heap up riches , fame, desires of the flesh- yet all my hope , my desire and my trust is in you.
      Deliver me from my sins and do not put me to shame, for I trust in you. Make me beautiful forever in your eyes. Save me and deliver me from what the enemy tries to scheme. Put a wall of protection around me and all my family. Protect us from all evil. Raise up bars and gates so the enemy can not come in.  I bless those who speak against me, but remember their actions and see how I have obeyed your word. Bless my life and restore unto me 70times70 what the enemy has stolen.  
          Give ear to my cry, I wait patiently for the Lord. You pulled me up from the terrible pit and I delighted in you O God. You delivered me and I will tell others of your goodness, righteousness, lovingkindess and salvation.

  Your laws and righteousness are always in my heart.
In Jesus name,Amen 

 

My friends,  be strong through the grace that God gives you in Christ Jesus.

Eph 6:14, Ps 40:11, John 8:32, wph 4:15, Titus 1:1, 2 Cor 10;15, Eph 1″14, Jere 10, Phil 4:13, Romans 6:6,12,14, Ps 39-40, Eph 4, 2 Timothy 2:1

Put on your Armor Today- Eph 6, How to really put on your armor

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Taking Up the Whole Armor of GodSometimes we  get so wrapped up in  the study of spiritual warfare that we forget to apply it properly to our lives. We may imagine it is on us, we may pretend to put it on each morning, but this isn’t pretend and this isn’t only about how we think.  To put on our armor of protection and to have our Sword in our hand,  we need to walk a certain way. We must be doers of God’s word, not just a hearer of God’s word.

Some of us wake up, pretend our super Christian armor is on us, and head out the door. We listen to filthy music, get on the phone and start to gossip, grumble about life, worry and fret over worst case scenarios, curse at people who can’t drive or park, we lie, use filthy words, steal, cheat, have horrible thought lives and make excuses for sins in our life – wasting time on social media and hours of filthy ungodly entertainment. Who are we kidding? Surely, ourselves.

Today I wanted to REMIND you to protect yourself from the devils attacks and lies that try to pull you away from the Lord , to get you suited up in full armor and have your Sword ready.

Live today in God’s righteousness and peace. Stay away from evil- watch your words, your thoughts, your actions.  Let all you do today glorify God. What are you listening to? Don’t gossip! Don’t start arguments, forgive others and do all you can to live in peace today.

Righteousness and Peace have kissed each other! Ps 85:10
Yes! That is your supernatural protection – you chose it by the way you live.

How do you live in peace and righteousness? You must know the truth, that is God’s word. Open it up today and begin to hear and be lead by the Spirit of Wisdom and Truth.This truth will also build your faith. You will know and understand that no weapon formed against you shall prosper and every word or attack that comes upon you will not prosper for this is the heritage of the saints of the Lord.

And…for those of you who are under attack and trials now, God says to put your trust in Him fully. Tell Him what you need and the Lord promises to put a guard of great peace around your heart and mind as you trust in Him. – See! That is part of your shield and your helmet-God’s word is what you can trust and hope in.

Your protection and your weapon are based on God’s word- and prayer.

Live a godly life based on God’s word and you will have the protection you need today. Don’t fool yourself and think you can keep living in sin, causing problems, fighting with others and living in other nonsense and then pretend to put on put on your armor. It doesn’t work that way.

Directions: Pray! Behave! Believe! Read and Meditate on God’s word- read it, speak it, believe it, live it!

I read  this early this morning, this is good scripture to think and meditate on today
Proverbs 4  

 Get wisdom; develop good judgment.
    Don’t forget my words or turn away from them.
 Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you.
    Love her, and she will guard you.
 Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do!
    And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.
 If you prize wisdom, she will make you great.
    Embrace her, and she will honor you.
 She will place a lovely wreath on your head;
    she will present you with a beautiful crown.”

My child, listen to me and do as I say,
    and you will have a long, good life.
 I will teach you wisdom’s ways
    and lead you in straight paths.
 When you walk, you won’t be held back;
    when you run, you won’t stumble.
Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go.
    Guard them, for they are the key to life.
Don’t do as the wicked do,

    and don’t follow the path of evildoers.
 Don’t even think about it; don’t go that way.
    Turn away and keep moving.
 For evil people can’t sleep until they’ve done their evil deed for the day.
    They can’t rest until they’ve caused someone to stumble.
 They eat the food of wickedness
    and drink the wine of violence!

The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
    which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.
But the way of the wicked is like total darkness.
    They have no idea what they are stumbling over.

 My child, pay attention to what I say.
    Listen carefully to my words.
 Don’t lose sight of them.
    Let them penetrate deep into your heart,
 for they bring life to those who find them,
    and healing to their whole body.

 Guard your heart above all else,
    for it determines the course of your life.

 Avoid all perverse talk;
    stay away from corrupt speech.

 Look straight ahead,
    and fix your eyes on what lies before you.
 Mark out a straight path for your feet;
    stay on the safe path.
 Don’t get sidetracked;
    keep your feet from following evil.

 

Yes, Amen….Don’t get sidetracked.

Walk in peace and righteousness today, decide to fill your heart and mind with God’s word and whatever you do….guard your lips, your feet and your heart from all evil. Yes, be simple to what is evil and be wise to what is good.

 

Prayer of Ephesians 2

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Dear Father in Heaven, Creator of Heaven and Earth,

Thank you for your love for me and your great mercy. I was once dead in my sins when I formally walked in the way of the world according to the prince of the power of the air and the spirit who worked in my disobedience,  I went against YOU O Lord by following my own wants, my own lusts, my own desires, whatever my mind sought, but You O Lord, reached out your hand and called me to You – even when I was dead in my transgressions.  You made me Alive together with Christ and raised me up with Him, You have seated me in the heavenly places with Christ Jesus – this is too amazing to understand.

Oh Lord, I am silenced at your amazing Power and Holiness, what an honor and blessing to be before your heavenly throne to talk to you, to praise you and to be in Your presence. Thank you for your mercy and love for me. Thank you for showing me the riches of your grace and  kindness in Christ Jesus.

I know it is only by your grace, mercy and love that I can say that I know you and you have redeemed my life, you have saved me in my faith, and this faith was your gift to me – and it wasn’t because I was something special or any special work or steps I took, but it was only because of your gracious gift.

I am Your workmanship, I praise you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous–how well I know it. Speak to my heart and lead me in doing the good works  that I was created to do in Christ Jesus- all my steps that God prepared for my life , Lord let my feet stay on your planned path.

For once I was unclean and common, but now I am an heir in Christ, part of the family of the Lord God. I praise you O Lord for considering me. I remember that I was once separated from Christ and not included as a part of the family of Israel, I was a stranger to your covenant and I had no hope for  I was without God in this world.

But today I can lift my hands and Praise the Lord, for though I was far off, I have been brought near  by the blood of Christ.  O Lord, I praise you, for He Himself is my peace- He has made me one as part of His Holy family, breaking down the barrier wall that divided us.

By your Holy Spirit I have access to you O God, I am in awe at your love for me. Thank you for making me part of Your household, thank you for making me a fellow citizen with the saints. Lord, teach me and lead me to live a life that is pleasing to you.  Keep me from anything that would grieve you.

May my life be a stone in the temple of God in Christ as we are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.

I will meditate on all Your gifts and benefits all day, I stand amazed at your love and care for me. Thank you O God , for making me part of your Holy Family in Christ Jesus.  Let my life sing your praises and be a testimony of Christ, for He is way, the truth and the life and no man can go to you O God but by your chosen son Jesus, may all the world know this truth.

In Christ, I pray, Amen

There is only One Faith Ephesians 4:5

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   There is only One God, One Savior, One Spirit, One faith, One body. There is ONLY ONE WAY- that we may be partakers in His holiness. We lift up our tired and weary hands and we straighten out our feeble knees that we may make a straight path for our feet, living in peace with all men and living in holiness before God our Father-so the weak and lame will not fall but become strong. We remember with each step that the way that leads to life is narrow and few find it. The gate that leads to destruction and is wide, the pathway that is broad and many enter. Be wise and enter in the stait gate- the only way- for the way of this gate is narrow and few find it, but those who do find it, will find life. So with each step be careful, beware of false prophets who come to you, looking innocent, as though they were a man of God. They know the scriptures well and use persuasive words fooling many yet within their souls, they are ravaging wolves ready to destroy but you shall know them by their fruits.  

Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil – Ex 23

 

There is only one way, through one man – Jesus Christ, that we become one body in one faith, in one baptism that we would be of one purpose, one heart and one mind through His One sacrifice reconciling us once and for all before One God and Father of all, becoming one new man on one foudation, who is Jesus Christ. The Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit are three, they bear record in heaven and these three are One, and the Spirit, the Water and the blood are three, yet they agree in One and bear witness here on earth.   

There is only:

  1. One man, Jesus Christ, has given us the gift and Grace of God that it abounded unto many Romans 5:15
  2. One Jesus, who was dead but is now alive Acts 25:19Acts 17:7  
  3. One Faith Ephesians 4:5
  4. One Lord Ephesians 4:5
  5. One Baptism Ephesians 4:5
  6. One heart, One soul: He has given us One heart and One soul, One way that we may fear Him forever and put a new Spirit within us and give us a heart of flesh Acts 4:32 Ezekiel 11:19 Jeremiah 32:39
  7. One mind and one mouth: We are many with One mind and One mouth glorify God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Romans 15:6
  8. One body : Together, in Christ, we are one body differing gifts and offices, now neither Jew nor Greed, bond nor free, neither man nor female, for we are all one in Christ. For we are partakers of that one bread, the cup we bless – the communion of the blood of Christ, the bread we break- the communion of the body of Christ ,Romans 12:4  Ephesians 1:10 Galatians 3:28  1 Corinthians 10:16-1816 
  9. One mind : We must be of one mind, living in peace that binds us together, and the God of love and peace shall be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11  
  10. One God, One Lord Jesus : There is only One God, the Father, of whom all things, and we in Him, and One Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him  1 Corinthians 8:6 
  11. Father and Son are One “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” I and my Father are one John 10:30  John 17:21 John 17:22  John 17:23  John 8:41 
  12. One who bears witness and agrees in earth, these three are One: The Spirit, the Water and the blood, these three agree in One and bear witness in earth 1 John 5:8
  13. One who bear record in heaven and these three are One” The Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, these three bear record in heaven and these three are One. 1 John 5:7 
  14. One day is as a Thousands years to the Lord, and a thousand years as one day 2 Peter 3:8
  15. One mind – having compassion for others –striving together for the faith of the gospel Philippians 1:27  3 peter 3 8
  16. One lawgiver who is able to save and destroy- so therefore we must humble ourselves before the Lord, not speaking evil others, the law nor judging others (get your log out first)  James 4:12
  17. One mediator – Jesus Christ 1 Timothy 2:5
  18. One hour– the time in which Babylon will come to ruin Revelation 18:10 Revelation 18:17,Revelation 18:19
  19. One mind have the10 kings and the beast who shall make war and be overcome by the Lamb, the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings who stands with those wh are called, chosen and faithful
  20. One body in Christ – members of one another Romans 12:5
  21. One bloodcame all the nations of men on earth from one blood, and He hath determined our times and our habitation Acts 17:26
  22. One Sacrifice for our sins –for ever Hebrews 10:12
  23. One offering to perfect those who are sanctified- and our sins and iniquities will He remember no more Hebrews 10:12  
  24. One flesh- a man leave his father and be joined unto his wife Ephesians 5:31 Genesis 2:24 1 Cor 6;15-17
  25. One Hope of our Calling
  26. One body –. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, being many members but yet one body. Ephesians 4:4  Ephesians 2:14-221 Corinthians 12:11 1 Corinthians 12:18
  27. One Spirit Ephesians 4:4 1 Corinthians 6:15-17
  28. One God and Father of all, who is above all, through all, and in us all Ephesians 4:4
  29. One body on the cross reconciled both unto God breaking down the middle wall of partition between us, abolished in His flesh the enmity, the law of commandments to make one new man. Ephesians 2”14-22
  30. One new man in Christ and how fellow citizens with the Saints and the household of God. Ephesians 2”14-22
  31. One Shepherd, One fold John 10:16
  32. One Word For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself Galatians 5:14
  33. One purpose, One mind– More and More Glory to Him, and less and less seeking glory for ourselves -loving one another, thinking of others as better than yourselves, not looking out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others too. Have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had- though He was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to, Instead, He gave up His devine privileges and took the humble position of a slave and died a criminals death on a cross Phil 2:2-8
  34. One Winner – in a race, so run to win 1 Corinthians 9:24
  35. One Father  Malachi 2:10
  36.  One man’s obedience made many righteous Romans 5:19 Romans 5:12
  37.  One language-There was a time the whole earth was of one language and one speech Genesis 11:1
  38.  One peoplethe power of one people together for evil Genesis 11:6  
  39. One voice – Acts 19:34 Acts 19:29
  40. One people together being One with Christ John 17:11  
  41.  One accord in Prayer in one place-Power of the Holy Spirit  Acts 2:1 Acts 1:14
  42. He who plants and He who waters are one, but God is the One who makes it grow. 1 Cor 3:6-11
  43. One foundation- which is Jesus Christ 1 Cor 3:6-11

 The Power of one

So therefore, outside the boundaries of math as we know – where one and one no longer make two, but they make one, and three together also equals one and many in one accord in agreement make one. And why ? Because “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts, and my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.  For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts” says the Lord.

Unity, can’t we all just get along? Psalm 133 (prepareforthelamb.wordpress.com)