Monthly Archives: February 2016

Are you guilty about your past? Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead

Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead: Are you guilty about your past?

Philippians 3: 10 – 14 says that, I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+3:10-14
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Christian faith is a race and Christ Jesus is running with us. Whenever we fail, He is able to carry us, even through the storm. Here, Paul sets his goal to know Christ Jesus, to be like Him, and to be all Christ had in mind for him. We should not let anything take our eyes off our goal but know Christ single mindedly without wavering, like an athlete in dynamic training. We must lay aside everything harmful and forsake anything that may distract us from being effective Christians.
What is holding you back? Break every chain in the mighty name of Jesus!
Remember His promises and live with His power every day without fail.

Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead: Are you guilty about your past?

Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead: Are you guilty about your past?

Philippians 3: 10 – 14 says that, I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+3:10-14

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Christian faith is a race and Christ Jesus is running with us. Whenever we fail, He is able to carry us, even through the storm. Here, Paul sets his goal to know Christ Jesus, to be like Him, and to be all Christ had in mind for him. We should not let anything take our eyes off our goal but know Christ  single mindedly without wavering, like an athlete in dynamic training. We must lay aside everything harmful and forsake anything that may distract us from being effective Christians.

What is holding you back? Break every chain in the mighty name of Jesus!

Remember His promises and live with His power every day without fail.

 

Clear Vision to See Things the way LORD Jesus sees them

Clear Vision to See Things the way LORD Jesus sees them
Why did Jesus touch the man a second time before he could see?
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+8%3A22+-+26&version=NIV
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This miracle was not difficult for Jesus, but he chose to do it in stages. Jesus asked him “Can you see anything now?” “Yes”, he said, “I see people, but I can’t see them very clearly. They look like trees walking around.”
Interestingly, this healed man expressed his true status to LORD Jesus.
Are we healed completely by the healing power of LORD Jesus or still do we have any inner wounds? If our answer is yes, we need to pray for his “second healing touch” in our hearts.

Are we able to see souls with his eyes or are we still seeing them like trees walking around?

Mark 8: 25 says that, Jesus placed his hands on the man’s eyes again and his eyes were opened. His sight was completely restored, and he could see everything clearly.
We need to understand God’s heart for the people and their souls. God created mankind as eternal beings.
Let us make a list of all of our unsaved colleagues and family members and pray for their salvation. I strongly believe that, God is more than able to save their souls.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3%3A20-21&version=NIV
One man Elijah prayed earnestly and God answered his prayers (James 5: 17). It is our responsibility to protect them with our true prayers like a fence around a new plant .
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+5%3A17&version=NKJV
How is our prayer life? Are we spending quality time in the presence of God every day? I personally believe that, nothing is more important than carrying the presence of God wherever He leads us. God has called us to fix our eyes on Jesus. Let us do some self-analysis and make corrections wherever required.
Let us ask God to give a total restoration and a great revival for our spiritual eyes to focus clearly, to see the people and their souls like Him.
A backslider cannot pray and a prayer warrior cannot dwell in sin.

Casting down the strong holds in Jesus name

Casting down the strong holds in Jesus name
Strong holds are defined as “something” that hold you back from your walk with the LORD Jesus Christ. What is holding you back from receiving spiritual, emotional or physical blessings?
According to the Word of God, it is possible to cast down the strongholds in Jesus’ name.
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2 Corinthians 10:3-5 says,
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
Let us do some self-analysis in the presence of God and make wise choices in our walk with the LORD. Whether we like it or not we are in the battle (Ephesians 6). Let us put on the full armor of God and fight the good fight.
Hebrews 12: 1-3, says that, therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

“Fix your eyes on Jesus” – In any race there will be two important persons among many other people. Firstly, the starter – the person who says on your mark, set, go and then the referee – the person who receives you at the finish line and gives the first place, second place or third place cards. Remember in our Christian run LORD Jesus is running with us and He knows how to carry us through the storm. We need faith and faith can move the mountains.
Be still – Psalms 46: 10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” There are times when we need to be quite in the presence of the LORD by the power of Holy Spirit in order to receive the promises of God according to His time table.

Stand still – Exodus 14: 13 – 14 says, But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the LORD rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again.14 The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” – If God has promised you some special promise, no matter what, He will give you the ability to achieve it for His glory.

Sit still – Ruth 3: 18 says, Then Naomi said, “Wait, my daughter, until you find out what happens. For the man will not rest until the matter is settled today.” God had decided to raise Ruth as mother of Kings and He accomplished his plan.

If you have some strong holds in your walk with the LORD, today pray about this and receive the delivering power from the mighty hands of God in the name of Jesus – Amen.
May God bless you and keep you in His grace and make you as a channel of blessings