1 Jn. 3:8 ...The reason the Son of God was revealed was to undo and destroy the works of the devil. - God had a great plan to redeem his creation, man, from ALL the grip of Satan. He did not do a partial work. This would not have satisfied His intense love. He redeemed the WHOLE MAN. Righteousness for his sin nature, peace for his mind and healing for his body. Jesus completely destroyed the works of the devil, all we have to do is reach out and take it with the hand of faith and declare, "It's mine! I receive ALL that Jesus did for me!"
Heb. 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ...PURGE your conscience from dead works to serve the Living God? - There is a "purging" for every believer who comes to God on the basis of the Blood of Jesus. The word "purge" means to free someone from an unwanted feeling, memory, or condition. The Blood of Jesus is a powerful cleansing agent that reaches into the deepest parts of our minds, our souls, our past, our failures, our sins, and absolutely removes its stains. The purging is so complete, that He does not even remember that it was there. It's up to you and I to declare, "I'm free by the Blood of the Lamb! I will not be condemned! Jesus' Blood has made me free!"
Prov. 24:16 The lovers of God may suffer adversity and stumble seven times, but they will continue to rise over and over again. - We all face times of adversity. Sometimes we may even stumble and fall under the weight of it all, but don't stay down. Get back up! Never quit! Never lay down to the pressures of life! Why? You are not a normal human being, you are a God-man! You are a re-created man with the indwelling presence and power of The Great Jehovah God. In His power you can rise again!
Ps. 63:5 I overflow with praise when I come before You, for the anointing of Your presence satisfies me like nothing else. You are such a rich banquet to my soul. - How's your soul? Do you feel depleted, dry, no joy, depressed? Maybe it's time to spend some quality time in the presence of God. You can't put a square peg into a round hole and expect it to fit. You also can't keep putting the junk of the world into your soul and expect it to be a good fit. Eventually you will be completely drained. God is the only One Who can truly satisfy our souls with good things!
Titus 2:14 He sacrificed Himself for us that He might purchase our freedom from every lawless deed and to purify for Himself a people who are His very own, passionate to do what is beautiful in His eyes. - You and I are encircled by God Himself. In the Greek the indication is that of a dot within a circle. God surrounds us with Himself. That circle has the dot all to itself. So too, God encircles each and every one of us, with His love, His power, His goodness, His purpose, His faithfulness, His provision, and everything that He is.
Col. 3:17 Let every activity of your lives and every word that comes from your lips be drenched with the beauty of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One...Reality check - Can you and I actually say that our every actions, our every words, are drenched with the beauty of Jesus? Do we live our lives in such a way that there is no doubt to those around us that we are different. Are we so saturated with God's love, His peace, His compassion, His blessings, and His goodness, that others can see HIM on us, in us, and oozing out of us. This is not meant to be a condemnation to anyone, but to be a reminder of WHO we belong too, and of the GREAT PRICE that was paid to purchase us. Spend time in His presence and GET DRENCHED!
Jn. 5:26 For the Father has given the Son the power to impart life, even as the Father imparts life. - When you and I received Jesus as our Lord and Savior, LIFE was imparted to us. You might say, "But I was alive before I received Christ!" You were alive, yes, but you did not have true LIFE. The life of God is eternal because He is eternal. Through Jesus, you and I were given the very LIFE of God. The Greek calls it "zoe" which means the "God kind of LIFE!" WOW! Stop and think about that for a moment. You and I are carrying within our spirits part of the Living, Eternal God.
Luke 9:59 He said to another, "Follow Me, accepting Me as Master and Teacher." - The same call is going out todayas was spoken from the lips of Jesus so many years ago, "Follow Me!" You and I must make the choice to follow Jesus wholeheartedly. The pull from the world is growing stronger and stronger. Distractions on every turn. Life's difficulties and challenges can be overwhelming. Some of those first disciples had many excuses to delay them.Their response was, "Someday Lord I will follow You." You and I cannot afford any delays, we must give Him our all and follow Him.
Is. 54:17 "No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; And every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn. This peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from Me," says the Lord. - Our inheritance was signed, sealed and delivered in the blood of Jesus. Through His victory, we now have been given the ability to overcome every weapon (person, accusations, sickness, situation, financial lack) that the enemy may try to bring against us. Claim your inheritance and shut the enemies mouth!
Heb. 10:35 - Do not therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it has a glorious and great reward. - As I woke up this morning I heard the Lord say, "Hold fast to your confession of faith, don't let go, the victory is yours!" So often in our faith adventures we seem to be stretched to our limits. We stand, believe, confess, and trust God to come through for us. It may seem like the more you do, the harder the fight becomes. The temptation to "throw in the towel" screams in your ears. DON'T DO IT! Hold on to your confidence in the ONE who promises to never leave you or forsake you. Your victory is already bought and paid for so don't let the enemy steal it from you.