“For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
John 1 :12 says but as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name. He gives power (of inheritance) to be called His children. This is the greatest gift that you and I can get in this world. And this gift will not only see you through in this world but it will take you to eternity.
THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION TO THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST JESUS
Satan is subtly holding many religious Christians crippled in their past thus preventing them from walking in the finished work of the cross. We need to stop looking back and recalling our past! What is in front of you is far greater than what is behind you. It’s not what you are going to in life that will destroy you, it’s what you are going back to that will kill you. God is not a condemning God! Remember whatever mistakes you may have made in the past, it doesn’t matter. Learn to receive God’s forgiveness. Don’t allow the negative voices of the enemy which tells you that God cannot bless you because of your past. Those are the lies of the devil that can destroy your future. The more you dwell on the enemy’s lies the more condemning garbage he will throw at you.
As long as you are doing your best you don’t have to live condemned! You don’t have to struggle and perform to earn God’s blessings as though you are not good enough. Listen! No matter how hard you try, you will never be good enough! See yourself as God sees you with mercy and grace! He died in your place and exchanged the blessings upon you. He justified you! You don’t have to live in condemnation anymore.
It’s God’s earnest desire for you to prosper and live a life that is excellent and above average. (John 10:10: Abundant Life). Therefore as children of God we are to live our lives to the fullest, pursuing our passion and dreams by always walking in the promises of God.
THE ENEMY WILL ALWAYS OPPOSE YOU
You know what? Throughout our lives we will always have forces opposing us, trying to prevent us from reaching our God-given goal and destiny. The enemy attacking us! The enemy discouraging us! The enemy deceiving us! I wonder how many of our dreams have been demolished and buried away in the midst of our trials and tribulations? Three times Jesus spoke to Satan: “It is WRITTEN!”, and Satan’s schemes were defeated. There is great power in the spoken word of God. The only way you can neutralize the enemy’s deception from time to time is your strong position in Christ. Are you grounded and rooted in God’s Word? When we are empty that is where we become a prey for the enemy’s attacks.
GOD IS IN CONTROL
Here is what you need to understand. Despite your circumstances! Despite the trials you are going through! Never let Satan push the button.
“Along unfamiliar paths I will guide you I will turn the darkness into light before you” (Isaiah 42:16)
Whenever you feel that all hell has broken loose in your life, please be reminded that satan hasn’t snatched the steering wheel from God as yet. And you bet! The Alpha and the Omega is still in absolute control. Besides, always remember victory is born out of struggle. God always accomplishes much more through our trials and pain than while we are sailing through our comfort zone.
GOD IS A GOD OF REASSURANCE
God is not only a positive God. He is God of encouragement to His children. Despite all the discouragement and damage the enemy tries to inflict into our life of this journey. God’s plan for you is to reassure and resurrect those dreams that may be lying dormant in your low self-esteem. He wants to restore you! He wants to do a new thing in your life! He wants to give you a new hope! God will always remind you that you are “a uniquely created being” in His image and likeness. He will remind you of the gifts that He has deposited inside of you. He will always tell you that you are talented and creative and beautiful. He will show you that you are an achiever and not a failure. He will give you boldness and strength that you can do all things through His strength, no matter what forces are trying to discourage you (Phil.4:12). He is a good God! He will always show you the mountain tops!
HE IS A GOD OF HOPE
Remember the spiritual battles that you have fought in the past which has resulted in pains and hurts. Your situation may seem very unfair to you. As a result the devil may have demolished your God-given potentials and derailed you away for a certain period. But God says: Listen! It’s not how you started that matters! It’s how you finish that counts!!
“Weeping may endure for the night but joy cometh in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5)
Your unfailing faith can move mountains for you. If you can trust God and believe in Him, that He is in absolute control of every situation, there is nothing too hard for God to do for you!
WHAT YOU DECLARE IS WHAT YOU WILL END UP BEING.
Therefore make a positive declaration over your life today. Because the word of God says in Isaiah 61:7; “We will eat the fruit of our words”. If you want to be liberated today, you need to take authority over your life and break some strongholds that are keeping you from tapping into God’s richness. You must mirror that you are a child of God.
Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is an ordained & licensed minister of Covenant Ministries International N.J. USA. He is a mission minded pastor who carries an apostolic anointing who preaches and teaches an uncompromising gospel with boldness. A member of ECCM (Malaysia) Spiritual Adviser & overseer to various ministries and churches. An itinerant speaker. He is also the author of a book entitled, ‘God’s Time Clock.’ Currently he worships at C3 Subang.
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