All things work together for good.

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Romans 8:28 – ‘And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God.’

Not everything that happens is good BUT, it will work together for good.

No matter what happens in our lives, if we keep ourselves loving God, we will find everything works together for a positive result.

Our ‘knowing’ is the assurance of faith in God’s Word. In the middle of bad circumstances it is hard to see how it could turn out good.

But God makes a way where there is no way (a path through the red sea).

He redeems our mistakes, even our sins and turns it to good, if we will kep loving Him through it all. David sinned terribly with Bathsheba, had her husband killed and tried to cover it all but after he was discovered and he repented, God pardoned and cleansed him.

Solomon was born to Bathsheba!

God makes all things work for good!

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Redeemed

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Ephesians 1:7 – ‘In Him we have redemption through His blood’.

If we live in Christ we not only are redeemed for eternal life, but also in this life, so our worst mistakes can be turned around to be our greatest victories!

We have this ‘turn around’, right now, not in a few years time.

Believe the Word! We have redemption as our covenant privilege, right now. Our God is a Redeemer!

The price for God to get you back has been paid by Jesus, with His blood. The sign that you are purchased by God, is the ‘seal’ of the Holy Spirit. His Presence in your life is guarantee of redemption in your circumstances, your finances, relationships and spiritual life.

YOU ARE REDEEMED!

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Anointed

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Isaiah 61:1 “The Spirit of Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor.”

There is a reason the Holy Spirit empowers us way beyond just feeling good. There is a ’cause’.

Jesus knew ‘WHY’ the Spirit was upon him. Do you know why the Spirit is upon you?

There are some things we are empowered to do and some things we are not. What are you anointed by God to do? What are you doing that you are not annointed, gifted or empowered to do?

The first task Jesus was anointed to do was to preach, to communicate… and the communication was to be GOOD NEWS for people struggling in life – poor in circumstance, relationship, spirit, mind.

We are anointed to bring GOOD NEWS! Bring good news to people and the anointing will make you effective!

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The River of God

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Ezekiel 47:9 – ‘And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes.’

Just because we’re alive, doesn’t mean we have ‘LIFE’. This river is the ‘SPIRIT OF LIFE’, the Holy Spirit. He makes living things come ALIVE.

People unconnected to God are attracted to the RIVER. There will always souls wherever the river of the Holy Spirit is flowing.

Not just one or two fish but a great multitude and a great variety. All kinds of people are drawn to God when the River of God flows.

Everything in our live and in church life comes alive when the river of the Spirit is given room to flow.

The Spirit heals the atmosphere (the waters) of churches, homes, businesses. This is so important because atmosphere’s shape attitudes, mindsets and culture.

Welcome the Holy Spirit and let the River flow in worship, prayer and thanksgiving in your life today.

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The River

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Ezekiel 47:7 – ‘…along the bank of the river, were many trees on one side and another.’

The river flows from the altar, the worship, sacrifice, offerings and commitment of the Temple.

The further it flows the deeper it gets, wherever the river flows, trees grow.

If we let the river (the Holy Spirit according to John 7:57) flow, the effect will be that on the banks, (the structure we put aroun the moving of the Spirit to release, not restrict) trees – great, strong, planted, fruitful, reproducing, healing, believers will grow!

Not just a few but MANY. They produce fruit every month, all the time, and all kinds of fruit and their leaves are for the healing of everyone!

Let the Holy Spirit flow like a river in the church and see the great trees of God grow!

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Draw near to God

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Psalm 72:28 – ‘But it is good for me to draw near to God’.

The best thing that anyone can do for their life is to draw near to God.

Old Testament rules allowed just one person, once a year to enter the Holiest place in behalf of Israel but the New Testament is all about all of us having access ALL the time to the Presence of God.

This Psalmist (Asaph) says in this Psalm that he almost ‘slipped’, fell away from God because he kept looking with envy on the wicked.

But because his habit was to enter the sanctuary (go to church) even when feeling like he didn’t want God – then he saw God and saw the consequences of sin.

Thus he declares – ‘It’s good for me to draw near to God’.

There’s wisdom, vision, strength, revival, life and inspiration in His Presence.

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The purpose of life

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Eph 2:10 ‘For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

This is ‘poieema’ in Greek, lit – ‘An artistic work in fabric’ from which we get the word ‘poem’ from. God is an artist making your life rhyme like a poem.

We are created with purpose. God has plans for us. We are not a collection of germs randomly mutating without divine purpose.

God is an artist!

Our purpose in life is ‘good works’ or ‘acts of kindness’. Instead of trying to figure out what our purpose and calling is we should just simply get involved in helping people and our purpose, calling and gifting will easily be discovered.

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