Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Reigning in Life

"For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ." (Romans 5:17 NKJV)
The verse could be paraphrased as "if by Adam's offence, spiritual death which is the nature of satan reign over humans much more, they who receive abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness shall reign in life by Jesus Christ.
The Amplified translation and some other translations, translated it as, "reign as Kings in life"
What are we to reign over? - Devil and demons, circumstances, diseases, sin, hatred and everything that is of the devil. For the fact that Mark 16:15-17 says the believer could cast out devils is a proof that the believer has ascendancy over them.
As we get into God's Word and meditate on its truth we actually begin in practical experience to reign in life by Christ Jesus
"giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love" (Colossians 1:12, 13 NKJV)
The Apostle Paul is talking here about giving thanks unto God the Father for something that belongs to us right now - God has made us able to be partakers of the of the inheritance of the saints in light.
The saints inherited something, and verse 13 begins to tell us about that inheritance...
Firstly, God has delivered us from the power, or authority of satan. By implication, it was a total emancipation from everything that belongs to satan such as sickness, sin, disease, poverty - He has taken us from under the control and dominion of darkness and placed us far far above.
Hence, Instead of satan reigning over us, we are to reign over him.
Too often, Believers are ruled and dominated by the devil, circumstances and everything else in this world.
This is not suppose to be, having identified with wonderful Name of Jesus we are to reign in His power and dominion: all we do is win!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Healing For You in The Name of Jesus!

"And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (Mark 16:17, 18 NKJV)
Healing for our physical bodies is part and parcel of the Gospel of Christ. He did not only take our sins, he also took our finfirmities and bore our sicknesses, (Isaiah 53:4-5 Matthew 8:17 1 Peter 2:24) and this healing provided by redemption is administered in His name. "Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” (Acts 3:6 NKJV)
Through the sacrifice of Jesus, forgiveness of sins belongs to the Christian and you need to see that it is just as easy to be healed as it is to be forgiven of your sins; If you would start believing that, it would work for you.
When we became identified with His Name we received the right to heal the sick in His Name. It was simply that we might bring on the scene through His Name, the fulness of His finished work, and that the afflicted one might know that in that Name the living Christ is present.
During the eathly ministry of Jesus, before He minisered to the sick, He asked them time and again, if they believe. He said in John 11:40 that "if you would believe, you would see the glory of God."
Matthew 9:27-28 "And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord."
I ask you too, dear reader, 'do you believe in the healing power of Jesus?
Matthew 13:58 "Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief."
If yo would believe, you would be healed in your body.
I command ailment to leave your body in Jesus Name; You are made whole in the mighty Name of Jesus; the healing power of God is surging through your body, strengthening all the feeble parts of your body in Jesus Name!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

True Faith Vs Mental Assent

"and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.” (Romans 4:21, 22 NKJV)
Faith in the Word of God Works ALL the time, it produces result ALWAYS, it is consistent, it does not fail.
If you claim your faith is not working; you might need to do a reality check, because, most of what we call faith are mere mental assent, whose fickle nature is only exposed in times of test and trials.
Mental assent or casual agreement with the truth cannot sustain a man or produce result; the best it does is to FALSELY stay in the 'head' as faith until the time of test when it will crash as it must.
How did you garner the present 'conviction' you have? is it by the truth of God's Word or by hearsay.
Please, do reality check. ok?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Praying In The Name of Jesus (3)

"And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full." (John 16:23, 24 NKJV)
When Jesus said "in that day" He was referring to the days which begin after His resurrection when His name will be available for believers. 
 While Jesus was on earth, His disciples did not pray  in His Name. Hence he said "until now you have asked nothing in my name..." It was after He rose from the dead, conquered the hosts of hell, was seatted at the father's right hand, far above all principality and power and might and dominion that the church could pray in His Name.
"Ask and you shall receive and your joy will be full " this does not suggest repitive asking in unbelief. It suggests certainty of receiving what you desire in His Name. His Name guarantees answer to our prayer. 
John 14:12-14 
 Example of believer's authority is found in Acts 3 with peter and John at the gate called Beautiful. Peter said in the Name of Jesus of Nazareth, rise up and walk" He demanded that the man get up and walk in the Name of Jesus. 
It's wonderful to know we have become 'partners' with the Almighty God, exercising His authority in prayers through the wonderful Name of Jesus.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Praying in The Name of Jesus (2)

"Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive,  that your joy may be  full." (John 16:24 NKJV)
 Asking in the name of Jesus means to demand something to happen in HisName having been vested with His authority. It does not mean to offer a beggarly request in hope that He will do it if he so wishes. 
When the believer is praying, it is as though Jesus Himself is praying: the believer is standing in the position He has been placed by Christ and so the believer must pray like He prayed.
 Examples of how Jesus prayed - 
He was bold in His approach and the Bible admonished us to pray likewise (Hebrews 10:22)
 He prayed with utmost assurance of being heard - at the tomb of Lazarus He said, "Father I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me,” (John 11:41, 42 NKJV)
The prayer of the believer is based on Jesus' merit and righteousness not ours; Hence, prayer in His Name must be done in way that is consistent with His Character and His finished work on the Cross. 
No longer should the believer beg God to do something; Jesus never begged God to get anything done, He simply acted in His authority; and so should we if we must pray to get result.
No longer should we doubt if God will or will not hear us: Jesus said God hears Him always (John 11:42), Bible says He "hears" the believer also (1John 5:14)
This is grace! God in common ground with man as he prays in The Name of Jesus. Come on friends, lets stand 'boldly' before the throne of Grace, making things happen through prayers. blessed?