Monday, 29 June 2015

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COURAGEOUS FAITH, BY PASTOR FESTUS

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Courageous Faith;
"Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them" - Joshua 1:6.
An online free dictionary defines courage as "The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, an act of bravery.
Where do you find your courage? The strongest courage that we can possibly experience comes from faith in God. We find courage when we trust in His power, in His character, in His promises, and in His Word. When our faith is in the omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent God, what should we fear?
Courage is one of the greatest manifestations of faith. Courageous faith is confident that God cannot and will not make a mistake. Courageous faith knows that God cannot be wrong. Courageous faith is confident that God can never be defeated.
Read Hebrews 11:30-40. This section of the passage lists several biblical heroes who demonstrated great courage: "who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and defeated foreign armies" (Hebrews 11:33-34).
I have a word for a reader today; there's no fear in your fear, take a bold step into that seemingly world of the unknown and possess your possession in Jesus name!
Pray with me; lord deliver me from all forms of stagnating fear in Jesus name!
Have a blessed and beautiful day in Jesus name!

COURAGEOUS FAITH 2

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Courageous Faith - 2
"Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them" - Joshua 1:6.
Sometime courageous faith leads to dangerous situations. The people listed in this passage did not always conquer the enemy without any injuries. "Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison. They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated—the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground" (Hebrews 11:36-38)
Even if we experience persecution or hardships because of our faith, we know that God has the ultimate victory. As this passage highlights, God gave His people the victory over the fortified walls of Jericho.
He used the least likely people, including a pagan prostitute, to bring about His plans and victories. Gideon was greatly outnumbered, yet he conquered the enemies. Barak trusted in God's plan and he defeated the enemy. Samson accepted God's call and delivered the Israelites from the Philistines. Jephthah trusted in the power of God, and God gave him the victory. David was able to defeat Goliath because he trusted in the one true God of Israel. Samuel fought the unfaithfulness of God's children and called a nation to repentance. Prophets like Daniel, who closed the mouths of lions, trusted God and triumphed.
I believe we can do same and even more, we can engage the enemy through faith in the victory procured for us by His blood, we just need to be courageous in all our faith adventures.
Pray with me; Lord, by your shed blood for me, I overcome all demonic opposition contending with my advancement in life in Jesus name!
Have a victorious week in Jesus name!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

GODS WORD FOR TODAY, BY PASTOR CHRIS

RHAPSODY OF REALITIES MONDAY, 29TH JUNE.
TAKE YOUR PLACE IN THE MINISTRY OF THE GOSPEL.
And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give (Matthew 10:7-8).
As you study the Bible, you’ll find that God never arrogated absolutely to Himself, all the powers of change for human lives. He never told us, for example, that He was going to win souls by Himself. He told us to do that. He told us to heal the sick; He didn’t say, “Ask me to do it; or pray for me to do it”; no! He lets us know that it’s our responsibility, but we function with His authority. What a blessing!
The Bible says, “And they (the disciples) went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen” (Mark 16:20). This is what is happening in our day! As we preach the Gospel, the Lord confirms our message. Signs and wonders take place!
Get bold for Christ. Preach the Gospel with passion, and as you do, the Lord will confirm His Word with signs following. We have something to give to the world; it’s the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Recall again what the Lord said: Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely you have received, freely also give (Matthew 10:8). He has given us both the power and authority to do mighty works in His Name and effectively demonstrate the character of the Spirit to our world.
Therefore, take your place in the ministry of the Gospel. Preach the Gospel with boldness.
PRAYER
Dear Father, I rejoice that you counted me faithful to be a minister of reconciliation, and an effective partner with you in evangelizing the world, thus impacting many lives with the blessings of the Gospel, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY:
John 14:12 Mark 16:18