Come boldly

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Hebrews 4:16 – Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

We need mercy when we have done wrong. This makes it challenging to ‘come boldly’, yet this is exactly what me must do if we expect to get help (grace) in our time of need.

God’s throne (power & authority) is His grace. He has provided the sacrifice of Jesus, His son; forgiveness, cleansing through the blood. All of this provision ‘saves’ us as we come boldly and receive it from God.

Don’t grovel and cower, thinking this will somehow endear God to you. Mix a contrite heart with bold faith and come boldly to God expecting great grace to get you through whatever you are facing!

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Let go!

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Psalm 46:10 – “Be still, and know that I am God!”

This means, ‘Let go’, ‘stop striving’. When we push & struggle for something to happen we are not ‘resting’ in God doing it.

Include God in the working out of your goals. Listen to Him. ‘KNOW’ what He is doing and align yourself with His direction, pace and timing.

It may take longer and be a different way than you would do it, but trust Him. You can’t build a spiritual Kingdom with the strength of your flesh. This is why people ‘burn out’ get stressed & struggle.

RELAX – AND LET GO AND LET GOD.

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Guilt free

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John 3:18 – “He who believe in Him is not condemned”

The key to a guilt-free life is faith. Not what you do or don’t.

People try to get rid of guilt a thousand different ways, but faith in Christ is the only sure way.

Jesus has died in our place, His blood has cleansed us from all sin, He has justified us and declared us righteous, ‘as He is righteous’. However, if we don’t believe this is will not change our life at all.

Faith always comes from hearing the Word of God, not whether you ‘feel’ forgiven.

Speak God’s Word to yourself until it is a reality. Eventually your ‘feelings’ will align with your faith.

It generally doesn’t happen immediately. Keep speaking the Word, no matter how long it takes. Faith will come and the feelings of guilt disappear!!

Say it now – ‘There is therefore now no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus.’

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God’s exceeding Abundance

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Ephesians 3:20 – “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us”

God will provide for us, but abundance is promised to those who dream and believe.

Ask OR think. (Not ‘and’) – Our thoughts are as loud as our prayers in heaven. Both have a deep impact on our lives.

God displays abundance in creation in the myriads of different species and kinds of animals, insects, trees, plants, minerals, waters, sky, oceans, stars, universe… This same God can exceed our highest imaginations and prayers.

This word (think) means to ‘conceive and perceive’. God sees what we see and conceive in our mind and works to ‘exceed’ it.

Abraham was asking for one child. God did exceedingly abundantly above and made him the father of thousands, even nations.

At His table our cup overflows.

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Victory

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James 4:7 – “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

Never underestimate the power of the human will. If we don’t surrender to God, He will not force his rule over us and if we do not personally ‘resist’ (decline, not consent, disagree with) the devil, he will not flee’.

Our power over the devil is equal to our submission to God.

Satan has no power over a person surrendered to Christ. (This means ‘doing’ what God has told us to do.)

Fighting the devil without first surrendering to God won’t work.

As you start 2010, start by committing yourself and all you plan into the hands of God.

This puts you on the altar, the place of power and authority over all the works of the enemy.

Surrender to the good. Resist the bad – you’ll win!

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