Ultimately, what are you looking for ?!!!

April 15, 2010
Few years back I travelled to the Middle East in order to visit my friends in trouble. They were trapped in several court cases due to an in-house business dispute. They were not allowed to go out of the country. The Government put them on a travel ban. Even after six months, they still had no idea, when will they be free to fly again. No one could help them at that time and they desperately needed a miracle from God Almighty. At this time, I was there and I started interceding for them in fasting and prayer for 21 days.
In a guest house with no telephone, TV, News Papers, servants, friends, music and meetings I was enjoying my time alone with God. My deepest desire was to meet up with God face to face and lip to lip. Day and night there my heart and my flesh deeply craved to see HIM. No extra ordinary encounter with God happened for two weeks. Now God in His mercy did a miracle for my friends, the Travel ban got lifted; they were ready to fly again to the nations. But suddenly I was down with Chicken pox, oh what a suffering it was for me. I learned to do thanks giving and worship even in sickness and silence. No microphones, orchestra backup, sound system, pulpit and audience, nevertheless the presence of God was awesome.
I had high fever and body pain and there was no one to take care of me. My friends were very busy. Chicken pox came in the most unexpected moment and I was alone in the room with no strength to even turn and drink a glass of water. Then God send few brave born again brothers who never got infected by chicken pox. They came to know about my condition and they turned up and said we won’t allow a servant of God like you to suffer here like this. They took me to the hospital for contagious diseases. There one day a beloved brother visited me and said my brother, “life is a test”. Somehow I learned more to trust in God in my test and found rest in Him.
I had severe Chest infection; things were getting complicated. My family in India was in deep distress. The Egyptian Doctors in that hospital was rude and they behaved like harsh military generals. They were simply unapproachable and unkind. But the born again staff nurses in the hospital were very kind to me. Even then everyone seemed to me like miserable comforters. In the midst of all the trouble, seeking God I wrote a song of praise. I was hungry and thirsty for the Lord, my inner man cried to see the glory of God like John in the island of Patmos.
Then one night as I was sleeping, a nurse came to check my fever; she put the thermometer in my mouth and went to the next room. During that time I coughed so badly, I lost my breath and became lifeless for a little while. It was an extra ordinary experience as if in a takeoff of a jet plane. My spirit left my body for few seconds. And I saw the Angels of God standing near me. They looked like huge white pillars covered in glorious white clothing. Beyond in the distance I saw the sheen of God’s glory. I was inexplicably glad to see the glimpse of glory shining from the Throne of Grace. Nevertheless back in my room the nurse returned and saw the mess and she shouted my name repeatedly. But then I heard her desperate call in very low volume and my spirit returned to my body. I could feel an emergency landing taking place; I heard the sounds of a destroyed computer game. I started breathing normally and I smiled as if nothing happened and then opened my eyes to see the nurse exhausted and shivering.
I asked the nurse what happened sister? Softly she said, you simply packed your bags for few moments. One Pakistani and a Bangladeshi who shared the same room, their face looked so pale. When I asked them what happened? They said, they thought they were witnessing my death. In fact that was my healing point. I remembered what Jesus said, “The one who believes in Me will live even if he die”.
After few days I recovered completely and got discharged from the hospital and then later came back Home to India. Few days in the Middle east, I was rejected; broken, lonely, terribly sick and totally tired, nearly abandoned in a desert. By God’s compassion, those difficult times of suffering is deleted from my memory. But I joyfully remember our God’s companionship, the sweetness of His grace that empowered me to pass the test in a real life plot. I have found what I was looking for, my God in His mercy and in His glory.
My dear friend, if you are going through any trial today may I ask you a question, “Ultimately, what are you looking for?” Apostle James said, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything”.
There is hope that doesn’t disappoint us, because our hope is in HIM. There is light at the end of the tunnel, because He is the Light of life. Fear not, because He lives. Fret not, because He is the Hope of Glory. Never give up, because He said, I will never leave you nor forsake you, till the end of time. He is the Alpha and Omega. At all times the abundance of the fullness of His grace that is in Christ is sufficient for all of us who rest in Him. Amen!!! – http://www.vjtraven.com
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April 6, 2010


Father’s Rebuke -The language of Restoration

March 2, 2010

In the year that King Uzziah died, Isaiah saw the Lord seated on a Throne, high and exalted. Isaiah and Seraphs saw the same glorious vision. But the vision of the Throne of God’s made Isaiah say “woe to me”, but it made the Seraphs adore God. They said “Holy Holy Holy is the Lord God Almighty”. The vision of true worship in Heaven made Isaiah guilty about what he saw with his eyes and what he said with his lips in the past.

Our lips will be unclean before God, if the judgments with our eyes and the confessions with our lips are not faithful and true. If we look at a man and say, he is perfectly worthy to receive worship, then we are lying, our confessions become fake. When we say an unholy man is holy, we become a false witness for not speaking the truth about what we saw with our eyes. Jesus once said, ‘If you were really blind, you would be blameless, but since you claim to see everything so well, you’re accountable for every fault and failure.’ ” (John 9:35-41). “For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body (James 3:2)”

Psalm15 reveals, true worship is all about dwelling with God, “LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman, who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD, who keeps his oath even when it hurts.” When truth is spoken in love to those who do wrong, it may hurt the one who speaks, but it can heal and restore the listener. True love is vulnerable.

Perhaps in the exposure of glory, Isaiah remembered he has made Uzziah an object of worship, perhaps he worshiped King Uzziah and said he is worthy or holy. Isaiah knew the consequences of sin before God the Righteous Judge. He said, “Woe to me”, then he quickly repented and confessed his sin and a Seraphim brought a live coal from the Alter and cleansed the prophet’s mouth. Isa 6.7-9 says: “With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” He said, “Go and tell this people: “`Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.”

Now God made Isaiah righteous before Him, God sanctified Him and empowered him to speak to His people on behalf of God. In Rom 8.30-31, it is written, those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified. What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? The Prophet is molded as God’s mouth piece, they need to fearlessly declare the testimony of Jesus in the Spirit of Prophecy.

To Jeremiah Lord said: “If you turn back, I will take you back, and you shall stand before me. If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless, you shall serve as my mouth. It is they who will turn to you, not you who will turn to them” [Jer 15.19]. After the preparation of the Prophet, God sends His word through the prophet to His people and there they will listen what the Spirit of God is saying to the Churches.

2 Samuel 12th Chapter describes the story of the Prophet Nathan and King David. According to the New Testament standards of holiness, David committed adultery in his heart as he looked at a bathing lady from the top of his palace. Without overcoming his battle with the desires of the flesh, David brought her to his chambers and committed sin with her. Now to cover up that sin he made a plot to kill her husband who was fighting a fierce battle for David. David wanted her as His wife. Now through a manipulated move David orchestrated the death of her husband in the battle through deception. In response to this God send Prophet Nathan to rebuke David with a clear vision on what happened and reminded David about the consequences of these gruesome sins. David is the man after the heart of God. But closeness God is no license to sin. For freedom Christ has set us free. God expects us to be accountable for our thoughts, words and actions. We cannot abuse the Liberty which is bought for us with the blood of Christ the Ultimate Liberator. God is the God of the dead and alive, He is for ever Holy and Worthy to be worshiped.

Lord did not tell Nathan to fast and pray for David’s restoration. Father’s open rebuke can do mighty things than a trillion days of prayer and fasting.Why should Nathan fast when Lord directly told him to go and deal with David face to face. Nathan used no gimmicks, said no gossips or took no shot cuts to convey the message. Direct Rebuke was the God designed methodology used for David’s correction and restoration. The God appointed Nathan will not worship a King. A true worshiper is committed to the core to fulfill God’s predestined purposes. He loves God more than his own life. When someone like David slip out of grace, every Tom, Dick and Harry cannot go and restore him. If we are not the appointed one to confront a King like David, then with humility and passion we should intercede for the fallen one. May God restore him in the right time in God’s own Sovereign way. Till then we will patiently wait without gossip and pray.

When some one is openly or secretly rebuked by God, never blame the Prophet who is appointed by God. He is doing the ministry of reconciliation by standing on the walls of Jerusalem. Let the mouthpieces of God preach the word in love openly and fearlessly at all times. If you simply rebel against that Divine communication which leads to restoration for the diplomacy sake, then you are a crook operating in the spirit of pride. This wickedness can suppress the truth. The reverential fear of God makes us flee from evil and the love of God make us obey HIM completely.

Nathan is a Man of God with a special message of God. And it was not a message of earthly blessings. But it was a message of judgment of God over an anointed King and it is a direct rebuke to repent. Nathan did not water down the message. He was fearless to talk the heart of God to the greatest King ever ruled Israel. Lord told David, you despised Me as you committed this sin. In (2 Sam 12.10) Lord declared the judgment of David through His mouthpiece Nathan. Soverign Lord let David live, but His kid born in sin died after a week. God is very serious about His commandments and our commitments. He expects us to willfully obey it completely. He takes our response very seriously, because He is extremely zealous about us. He has now bought us with a price, we belong to Him, we are no more our own. He is a jealous God, He is the Consuming Holy Fire.

If we are bond slaves of Christ, we cannot commit a sin without despising God. That’s why it is written “Those who are born of God cannot commit sin”. You are born again by the imperishable word which carries the life and spirit of Christ. Those who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God with the mind of Christ. They cannot disagree with God’s word and despise God. How dare can we greave His Holy Spirit our Greatest Companion and Guide on earth. God is the Father who gave His only beloved Son to save us. He has a restoration plan for our soul even when we go through the consequences of sin on earth. Our soul may get saved in eternity if we repent to please God through obedience of faith.

Father’s rebuke is the language of restoration. You will submit to God and resist the devil if you are a beloved son. God’s plan is not to harm you but to prosper you after correcting you.

(Heb 10.15-27) The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First He says: “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” Then He adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.” And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.

Therefore, brothers, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

Holy Spirit convicts us about our sin, righteousness through Christ and judgment of God. Don’t grieve the Spirit of God our Teacher and Comforter, never rebel against God’s perfect will. If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.

Jude says “For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. Lord delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home–these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.

In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. In the very same way, these dreamers pollute their own bodies, reject authority”.

David understood the value of God’s reproof and wrote many Psalms. “Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be anexcellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.” (Psalm 141:5). Jesus gave instructions for us regarding rebuke: “Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother shall trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he shall repent forgive him!” (Luke 17:3).

Paul also reminds us to “consider ourselves” when restoring others! The purpose of God’s rebuke leads to restoration, or reconciliation! “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye who are spiritual, restore such one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted!” (Gal 6:1)

“Open rebuke is better than secret love!” (Pro 27:5). God rebukes those He loves; Men of God need to do the same, speak the fullness of the truth in the depth of the love of Christ. Loveless rebuke is a spiritual tragedy. It is written, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” (Rev 3:19).

The time is near,what ever Theology you follow or not, the Lord Jesus is coming soon, if you like it or not this is what He says. “Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy.” “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done”

“Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”-(Rev 22.11-12,14-15). Lord Jesus come soon. Amen!!!

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January 15, 2010

BREAKTHROUGH PRAYER: by Laura Gagnon

January 14, 2010
Dear Heavenly Father,
Right now I declare that I break every agreement with satan and the works of darkness. I choose this day to surrender to God and resist the devil, to renounce and repent of any covenants that have been made by myself or other family members in my generational line. According to YOUR word in 2 Chronicles 7:14, Father, You said that if I would humble myself, pray and seek Your face…If I would turn and repent from my wicked ways, You said You would forgive my sins and heal my land. Whether I or other family members have partaken of these  sins knowlingly or unknowlingly, I ask Your forgiveness and I renounce:
All spirits of fear, the fear of man that brings a snare, self pity, insecurity, and inferiority. Forgive those in my family line for the need to control or manipulate others out of a sense of fear, insecurity or inferiority.  Forgive us for not trusting in your provision or your timing, and for failing to rest in Your love.
I  renounce all spirits of heaviness that bring depression, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorders, schizophrenia, suicide, and grief. I renounce  infirmity, sickness and disease. Forgive me and forgive those in my family line for desiring the attention from our problems and self pity  more than our freedom from illness and other  issues in our lives. Forgive us for coming into agreement with  poverty spirits, laziness and sins of poor stewardship. Forgive me and my family line for sins of gambling, excess, greed or stinginess. Forgive us for not releasing what has been in our hands in order to be a blessing to others.I renounce bitterness, jealousy, strife, anger, hatred, profanity, gossip, lying, slander and murder. Forgive me and those in my family for any sins of hard heartedness, being critical or condemning, or showing lack of compassion towards others in their time of need. Forgive me and those in my family line for turning a blind eye towards those in need and withholding good when it was in our power to help.
I renounce unforgiveness, including unforgiveness towards myself, retaliation, and vengeance. Forgive me, Lord, for any time that I have sowed seeds of discord or caused pain to others through my actions. Forgive me for acts of maliciousness or things I’ve done with the intent to hurt and cause pain to others. Forgive me and those in my family line for selective obedience or ignoring the prompting of your Holy Spirit when You wanted us to show love, mercy, grace or compassion. I renounce the sins of pride, lawlessness, rebellion, selfish ambition, presumption, and testing God. I renounce atheism, mockery, scoffing the things of God and Your Holy Spirit, grieving the Holy Spirit and unbelief. Forgive me and my family line for despising godly wisdom and authority or rejecting Your counsel.  Forgive us for self rule and choosing authority figures that did not represent Your government or authority for our lives. I repent from any time that I have cursed God or others. Forgive me Lord, for loving gossip, slander and my judgments more than I loved your law of showing love and kindness. Forgive me for not blessing others more freely, even those I do not like. I renounce all soul ties to illegitimate spiritual fathers or spiritual leaders, religious attitudes, and spirits of legalism, disrespect, self righteousness, prejudice, controlling behaviors, manipulation, imposing my will on others, racism, disobedience, independence, critical spirits, arrogance, vain and judgmental attitudes.
I renounce a spirit of rejection, and I repent for sins of judging or rejecting others, withholding love, acceptance or forgiveness. Forgive me for the times when I have not honored nor shown respect to those in authority, parents, spouses or others. Forgive me for not humbling myself or apologizing when I should have done so. Forgive me for broken relationships, and please help me to do whatever I am responsible for to make things right.I renounce all worldly addictions including drugs, alcohol, nicotine, gambling, gluttony, compulsive physical exercise, compulsive spending, sexual sins against myself and others, pornography, and sins of excess that feed the lusts of the flesh. I renounce the perverse spirit and all that is connected to it. I renounce ungodly soul ties and those of former lovers. I renounce all false gods and masters. I renounce the spirit of mammon, greed, and selfishness. I I renounce and repent for any involvement with secret societies and the ungodly covenants they demand. I renounce, divorce, and break any and all agreements, covenants or involvement with all lying spirits, the occult, demonic spirits, witchcraft, familiar spirits and seducing spirits. Forgive me and my family line for any sins in -volving the abuse of trust, authority, power or using our influence in an ungodly manner. Forgive me, and forgive my family line Father, for any sins involving sorcery, witchcraft, practicing charms or incantations, the use of horoscopes, tarot cards, fortune telling, or astrology.
I renounce all spirits of divination. I renounce and ask Your forgiveness, Father, for broken covenants, unfulfilled vows and promises, betrayal and divorce. I ask You to please disentangle me and release me from ungodly covenants, vows, and peace treaties, and all unrighteous agreements that would bring me into relationships where I am unequally yoked with things of the kingdom of darkness, evil and wrong relationships. Lord, let there be a release of every curse that has come against me or my generational line as a result of these things. I decree a cancellation of every form of witchcraft and curse that has resulted from my involvement or that of my generational line, and let all demonic attachments be severed from me and my family line, both in the heavenly places as well as in the earthly realm. I declare that every seed that was sown by satan in order to perpetuate a curse or cause myself or  someone else in my family line to reject you , accuse You, and enter into rebellion must shrivel and die immediately. I give You permission to change what You know needs to change in my life and to convict me when I resist You.
Father, I repent for these sins on behalf of my family to the third and fourth generation back. I thank You for Your forgiveness and cleansing of these sins. I declare that when I am tested, the Spirit of God will arise within me and bring me into a place of victory. I give You permission in advance of any situation I may encounter that You and Your Holy Spirit may change my actions, words and responses so that I honor You. Please reign and rule over my emotions. Enemy, according to the scripture in James 4:7, as I am now submitted to God, you must flee from me. I command you to take everything that you have put on me, everything that you have tormented me with, every sickness and GO! I command you to pay restitution at no less than a 7-fold return, according to Proverbs 6:31 in every place that you have brought poverty, defeat, robbery, or death and destruction. Father God, I ask that You cleanse my mind of all  unfruitful thoughts, fantasies, and works of the flesh. I thank You for the blood that Jesus Christ has shed on my behalf, and I appropriate the power of His blood and the resurrection power of Your Holy Spirit to every sin, transgression and generational iniquity over myself and my family line. By the power and authority of the blood of Jesus Christ, I and my family have victory. Satan, you no longer have authority to torment me or my children with iniquitous sin patterns, for God has promised in Hebrews 8:12 that He will be merciful to our unrighteousness and our sins and lawless deeds He will remember no more.
Jesus, You are the Son of God, and You are seated victoriously at the right hand of the Father. Today I declare that the enemy is defeated where I am concerned. You are my Master, my Lord and my Savior. Please come with Your Holy Spirit and heal my mind, my emotions, my thoughts, my confession and my memories. I forgive those that failed to reach out to me when I was hurting. I forgive those that have intentionally caused hurt and pain to me and my family, and those that have done it unintentionally. I ask You to bless, heal  and deliver those that have acted as an enemy, and those that have hurt me or caused harm to me or my family. I will trust You to judge fairly and mete out any justice in these issues. Bless those that have hurt me, lied about me, or deliberately caused harm to me or my family, and set me free from offense. Please forgive me Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit for willingly disregarding Your words and Your Spirit when You have tried to get through to me. Please heal my trust issues with you and others. Please heal the issues related to my past, my present and my future. Heal my hope, my faith and my love. Heal any areas of grief, heaviness, unbelief, and let the renewed mind of Christ be strengthened and formed in me each and every day.
Thank You for releasing into me a spirit of Faith, a spirit of Obedience, the spirit of Adoption, the spirit of Revelation and Truth. Now tell me Lord, what I need to do as an act of faith that will release my breakthrough. Confirm it and convict me that I will not neglect to do whatever You tell me to do. Thank You for eternal life, health, and victory, and for restoring my life and my future, in Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

Spiritual Prosperity -Ten mysteries you should know.

January 14, 2010

1. God created Adam as a Spiritually Prosperous Man.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.And then in His image and His likeness God created man. God blessed them and said to them “Be fruitful and multiply”. Adam and Eve were spiritually prosperous without a limit.They had spiritual well-being and material well-being in the Garden of Eden.
2. Man lost his authority and dominion over the earth.

When God said to Adam and Eve “Be fruitful and multiply”, then the imperishable seed of God which was the Word of God was planted in them. Fruit is originally produced by the seed. When they accepted the thought of Satan they disagreed with the Word of God and rejected the imperishable seed that was planted in them and they allowed Satan to plant demonic seeds in their minds. This way they were out of the Garden of Eden which is the God’s original plantation. You can only be fruitful and multiply in the plantation of God, and you can only stay there if you carry His seed inside of you. Jer31.33 says “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel: After those days, says the Lord, I will put My law within them, and on their hearts will I write it; and I will be their God, and they will be My people. His word planted inside us can only bear fruit in God’s plantation. The illuminating Word of God inside of us and the action logic of our lives based on that is the brand mark of tree planted by God. A tree will be known by its fruit. Fruitlessness has its root is disobedience to God’s Word. Such trees will be brought to judgement. And it happened to Adam and eve and as a result they lost the glory and likeness of God in them. Glory and likeness of Christ is the fruit of the seed abiding inside.

God give man the power to subdue and rule over the earth.God expected man to keep the dominion over the earth through obeying God. But the devil deceived man and took over the authority of Adam to rule the earth. That’s where poverty and sickness began as a result of the curse for disobeying God.
The root of all curses is disagreement with God and disobedience to the principles of God. Later in the New Testament time Satan told Jesus about his dominion over the kingdoms of this world…”I will give power, authority and glory,…it has been turned over to me”…[Luk 4.6]. The first Adam became a looser. Man needs a Savior, who can destroy the works of the evil. So that he can be fruitful and subdue and inherit the earth again.
3. Jesus promised us the fullness of life to remove our Spiritual Poverty .

Heavenly Father was willing to forgive us and deliver us from the dominion of evil. And He is the most awesome Giver in all eternity. He gave Jesus His Son the wealthiest eternal King to die on the cross for us and save us from the hopeless spiritual poverty. His poverty on the cross became the key for our Spiritual prosperity on earth.Paul said “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich”…[2Cor 8.9…nasb].

[Ps 35.27] says, “Lord takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant”. Paul said “I have every thing I need and am amply supplied, and My God will liberally supply your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus”…[Phil 4. 18-19]. Poverty and scarcity are not the promises from God. Jesus paid the price to give us the fullness of life through His sacrifice. However God will provide all your every need but not your greed.
4. Father knows your all your needs, even before we pray.

When we pray, “Father sees you in secret and He knows what you need before you ask Him”[Mat 6.6,8]. God has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm!…[Eph 1.3]
Paul said “He who did not withhold or spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all things?…[Ro 8.32] .
5. God enables us to prosper through the companionship of Jesus.

But see how to enjoy what God gives? Become a companion of His Son. It is written “God is faithful; by Him you were called into companionship and participation with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord…[1Co 1:9]”.For out of His fullness we have all received one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift upon gift…[Jn 1.16].

His companion will unite and abide with Him through water baptism and testify, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me …[Gal 2.20]. We know that our old self was nailed to the cross with Him in order that body of sin might be made ineffective and inactive for evil, that we might no longer be the slaves of sin…[Rom 6.6]

6. Abide in Jesus to always remain fruitful and multiply

Jesus Christ His Son is an awesome giver. He chose to give Himself for us to save us. He also gives the Holy Spirit without measure. Jesus said “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance”…[Jn 10.10]. King Solomon said, “Every man to whom God has given riches and possessions, and the power to enjoy them and to accept his appointed lot and to rejoice in his toil–this is the gift of God…[Ecc 5.19]”.

Pure faith with no trace of doubt, enables us to receive gifts from God. May Christ through your faith dwell in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love…[Eph 3.17] To have true faith in God, we should loose our self reliance. What God provides with out a measure should be also received without a measure. So what you receive freely, you can also give freely. God is a great giver, to receive and conceive what God gives, Virgin Mary believed and surrendered totally to God’s perfect will.
Great receivers like Paul said,” I have received from the Lord Himself that which I passed on to you”…[ 1Co 11.23]. You cannot give what you don’t have.

Even in financial struggles, Spiritual prosperity helps you to overcome poverty and scarcity with the joy in the Holy Ghost. It makes you say in all seasons of life, “God’s grace is sufficient for me”. As long as there is food to eat and clothes to wear we should conceive all the fullness of the peace that surpasses all understanding. This will keep you calm and undisturbed, even in times of trouble. Fruitfulness is only possible when the branch abide in the true vine. It enables you to defeat the devil who steals your spiritual and material blessings. Spiritually Prosperity and maturity keeps you deeply rooted in Christ at all seasons of life.Jesus said, “Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me”.[Jn 15.4]. If you live in Me and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.[Jn 15.7]
7. Flee from the corruption of this world by lust.

Love of money is the root cause of all evil …[1Tim 6.10]. In Luke 12:15, Jesus said, “Guard yourselves and keep free from all covetousness (the immoderate desire for wealth, the greedy longing to have more); for a man’s life does not consist in and is not derived from possessing overflowing abundance or that which is over and above his needs”.

There you will be able to say “we brought nothing into this world, and obviously we cannot take anything out of this world. If we have food and clothing, with these we shall be content”…[1Tim6.7-8]. Because Jesus said, “Seek first of all His kingdom and His righteousness, and then all these things taken together will be given you besides”…[Mt 6.33]. Apostle John wrote a prayer, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as your soul keeps well and prospers”[3Jn 2].
8. Know yourself who you are in Christ.

“We are the citizens of the state which in Heaven”…[Phil 3.20].So we need to receive from God and re-invest it in Heaven to accumulate treasures in Heaven by remaining as faithful stewards of God’s resources. Because we read,”The man who stores up treasure for himself is not rich toward God”[Luk 12.21]. “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”…[Mat 6.19-21].

Your earthly treasure can become your heavenly treasure, when you generously invest in the good works we are predestined for…[Eph 2.10]. It is written “Jesus Himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive”…[Ac 20.35]. A citizen of Heaven will definitely prosper. It means he will have ample supply for all his needs because God cares for you more than the birds in the sky.

Psalm 128 says, “Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table. Thus is the man blessed who fears the LORD. May the LORD bless you from Zion all the days of your life; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem, and may you live to see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel”.

Everything you do will prosper or else you may fail to provide for “your relatives and family and then Apostle Paul will call you a person worse than an unbeliever…”[1Tim 5.8]…because of your lack of responsibility for not receiving from God for the family. Paul said,” I have received from the Lord Himself that which I passed on to you”…[ 1Co 11.23]. You cannot give what you don’t have.

9. Trust in God and rest in Him.

If you are struggling constantly without receiving what God has provided in abundance, then you may take a break to surrender your inner life before God and totally submit your heart and its action logic to Him. Now may Jesus cleanse your whole being and may Holy Spirit teach you how to receive every blessing Heavenly Father has given through the sacrifice of His Son.

Lord will sanctify you and help you to broaden your mind and enlarge your vision of God through the revelation of Christ. By the anointing of the Holy Ghost, Virgin Mary received and conceived God’s promise and gave birth to Jesus. Faith comes from hearing the Word of God. We should believe and conceive God’s promises and give birth to it by the power of the Holy Spirit. God is Holy and unchangeable and faithful to fulfill His word. God’s promises are all amazingly yes in Christ for you and me who believes.

Jesus thought us not to worry; He said “We are more precious than the beautiful little sparrows”. God cares for us more than birds, green grass and flowers. Jesus considered us priceless and bought us with His own holy blood. Our daily needs are already provided in abundance like we are healed by the stripes of Jesus. The great Shepard deposited resources for us in our account so that we will lack nothing in times of our need. His crucifixion and His power of resurrection send us the overflow of mercy and grace for the celebration of life with Him on Earth.
10. The keys to Spiritual Prosperity.

When we remain faithful stewards of God’s resources, He will make us prosper.
“A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed”[Pr 11.25]. “The blessing of the Lord brings wealth and He adds no trouble to it” [Pr 10.22]. Ps 126.5 says “Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy”. Heavenly Father knows all your need and He know what you need before you ask Him your need [Mat6.8, 32]. If we seek His kingdom and His righteousness then all the goodness of God will be following you. King Solomon says “Every man to whom God has given riches and possessions and the power to enjoy them and to accept his appointed lot and to rejoice in his toil- this is the gift of God “[Ecc5.19].

PRAISE THE Lord! (Hallelujah!) Blessed is the man who fears (reveres and worships) the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments. His [spiritual] offspring shall be mighty upon earth; the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Prosperity and welfare are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever [Ps 112.3].

“All who keep on asking receives”[Mat 7.8]. Without faith we cannot conceive God’s promises and accomplish God’s purposes. His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

Divine nature formation in us is the purpose of God’s promises. So Peter said again, “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. “[2Pet 1.3-8]. We are appointed to posses the Spiritual qualities of Christ and inherit the earth. Jesus said, blessed are the meek, they shall inherit the earth. The yoke of Christ is humble and gentle.

According to what Peter said, our needs are already given to us through His power for the fulfillment of His purpose. Jesus said in [Jn 6.40], “This is My Father’s will and His purpose, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up [from the dead] at the last day”. The purpose of the promise is sanctification [1Thes4.7]. 1Cor 1.18 says “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God”. To inherit what God has promised for the fulfillment of His purpose, we need faith and patience [Heb 6:12]. This is where you need to “Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves. Do you not yourselves realize and know that Jesus Christ is in you–unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected? [2Cor13.5]”. Therefore, “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance” [Jam1.2-3].

To receive material prosperity, you just need faith in God’s promises and Divine power, but if you are chasing Spiritual prosperity then you need faith in God’s purposes and Divine nature. Here as Peter said, we need to add seven key things to our personal faith, like goodness, knowledge; self-control; perseverance; godliness; brotherly kindness; and love. This will make you spiritually prosperous. When this was done Psalmist wrote, Psalm 40:1 “I WAITED patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry.(AMP)”

Now God’s provisions are kept in the earth for us, it doesn’t mechanically land from the sky. It is written “My righteous shall live by faith”. When God provides His goodness, it comes through the wealth of the nations which is now under the dominion of evil. God created the earth and it was under the dominion of Adam. Adam exchanged it’s dominion with the devil through the deception of sin. But in Jesus we have hope that never disappoints.

Hey there is good news. Jesus after conquering sin and death on the cross said, “Now all authority in Heaven and earth has been given to me”. In the name of Jesus curses are broken and this truth has set us free. Watch out, Jesus also said “The Kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent take it by force”. The God’s righteous are bold as a Lion. They fight a good fight of faith to take back what belongs to them. When you worship God in truth and spirit, your battle belongs to the Lord who is strong and mighty in the battle. There you become more than conquerors through Christ who strengthens us. God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The mystery of your victory is hidden in the History of Jesus. So Paul says “you rejoice in the Lord always”.

The joy of the Lord is your strength. Without grumble and doubt exercise your faith and claim what God has provided every day. Nullify the power of evil and demolish his dominion over the provisions of God for you on earth by the sprinkling the blood of Jesus over it through faith confessions. Plunder what righteously belongs to you in the name of Jesus. Ask the ministering Angels to go and bring the gifts of God that provides your daily needs from the ends of the earth. Now thank God and worship the Giver not the gifts you receive from Him daily. Give thanks for the great things the Lord has done in the past, present and all eternity. With all your heart bless the generous people who joyfully partnered in the compassionate move of God to provide you with abundance of life every single day.

The Kingdom of God is not in word but in power. When we show obedience of faith in His word we see the glory of God on earth. God’s word and God’s power will make us over comers over constant struggles in life. If we believe God without a doubt and glorify God as God, His Word will release His power without a measure right now. Shout for Joy. Our God is an awesome God. May the God of peace crown your head with the fullness of the knowledge of Christ!!! Go and make His praise glorious. We are called to be blessed and to bless. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding keep your inner man calm and undisturbed through the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord and King!!! Amen

SIN -What can it do?

January 14, 2010

Sin adds troubles, subtracts joy, multiplies curses and finally it divides you from God. Sin is equal to the eternal lifelessness in the lake of fire.

But there is hope  through Christ who forgives, if you truly repent and renew your mind according to the perfect will of God and sin no more to please God.

Be Holy as He is Holy!!!

January 13, 2010

God is love and His presence touch us, heal us, cleanse us and bless us. But if we truly submit to God and resist the devil then His Lordship, the Consuming Holy Fire liberates us, melts us, molds and perfects us to be the spotless Bride of the Lamb. Holiness can only be retained through our constant communion with Christ.

If you have fallen in love with Christ then, uncompromisingly flee from all ungodliness and faithfully walk in obedience of faith. We are no more our own. Christ has paid a great price on the cross to make us His own to give us His grace to be Holy. Be Holy as He is Holy. Amen

Giving a greater blessing than receiving!!!

January 10, 2010

Day after day we constantly seek God to receive endless gifts from Him for our needs. Yes, we are created for praise, fame and honor. God provides all our needs according to the riches in the glory of Christ. By faith we can accumulate every good gift God has given to us to enjoy and do good works to glorify Him. God provides all our need not our greed.

We should worship the Giver not the gift. In our good times never ignore Christ the Greatest Gift we have ever received from Heaven. Along with Christ, all other gifts from Heaven are given to us who believed in Him. If we constantly seek the Greatest Giver’s Kingdom and His righteousness, then we won’t lack any good thing.

When tested, the true worshipers sacrifice all good gifts for the sake of gaining Christ and please God. Paul said, for me to live is Christ and to die is gain. A true worshiper yearns for God, like a Bride yearns for the Bridegroom because she belongs to Him. Her heart comprehends what her Beloved Lord needs. Forever, His greatest need is her constant companionship.

When Lord seeks our companionship, we can grieve His heart if we don’t distribute what we have received to glorify Him by getting separated from all the gifts to bond with God the Great Giver. This is where worship is about imitating Christ who gave Himself for us on the cross to save us. Let nothing separate us from the everlasting love of Christ. True God pleasing worship is about giving Christ, ourselves as a gift without a spot and wrinkle. A true worshiper considers giving a greater blessing than receiving.

If we give ourselves to Him, He will make us into a Vessel of great honor and take us way with Him. The  King of Glory is coming!!! Are you ready to go with Him? Then, do not set your minds on the earthly things, but on things above where Christ is seated on the Throne.

Today’s rejection and tommorrows glory.

January 9, 2010

When we are rejected we usually think, all we need is an opportunity to display who we are or what we can. But if the predestined expectations of our Father in Heaven is much more than what we can deliver through our words or works now, then we should understand few things.

God’s grace delivered through us is only beneficial to people. The impact and influence of our communication depends on the depth of the revelation of Christ we posses, our intimacy with God and the weight of God’s glory in us. Wisdom and grace is the mark of our oneness with Christ the Hope of Glory. And rejection is the perfect opportunity for today’s meticulous preparation for tomorrow’s ultimate presentation. Let’s contain all the fullness of the abundance of grace in Christ in our earthen vessels and make His praise glorious.

Stay humble and be patient under the yoke of Christ. The lifter of our head is faithful to lift us up in the due time. Always remain crucified with Christ and die daily to become the radiance of the glory of Christ who abides in us to appear in us in His glory.  But are you ready for that God ordained opportunity?