Category: NEW TESTAMENT

GOD RECOGNIZES HUMILITY – Luke

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Acts Of Humility Can Prompt God To Elevate You Higher Than Expected

Passage: Luke 19

Jesus, in all His magnificent power and glory, did not see any problem in comparing Himself to a Lamb. This shows the beauty of God’s humility. This is the same way Christians are expected to remain humble, as Jesus is our perfect example.

Zacchaeus, who was a rich man humbled himself to receive the salvation of Jesus Christ. He climbed a tree in desperation to see Jesus, and the Messiah recognized his magnificent effort and saved him.

The scripture reported,

“Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house” (Luke 19:2-5).

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Humility & Turning To Righteousness Works Hand In Hand

Jesus Christ will save a humble person, but he will not save an arrogant person. Humble people are willing to compromise their sinful acts and turn a new leaf, but arrogant individuals stubbornly hold on to their sins and they would not budge (even when Christ wants to save them.)

Meanwhile, Christ will leave the door of his salvation open for all sinners, until the appointed time that he would shut the door permanently!

Anyone who remains adamant in sin until the last minute will have himself or herself to be blamed. The individual will not have the opportunity to go to heaven but will go to hell fire.

Therefore, all people must repent from their sins before it is too late! Anyone who wants to prove that he or she is humble should pray the prayer of salvation.

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Pray For Christ’s Salvation

Dear Jesus Christ, I confess that you are the living Son of God who has died for my sins. You died on the cross and resurrected from the grave to give me eternal life. I believe you, and I accept you as my personal Lord and Savior. As from today, I declare myself a “Born-Again Christian.” I will follow and serve you for the rest of my life. Amen.

Remember: Acts Of Humility Can Prompt God To Elevate You Higher Than You Expected

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FOCUS ON RIGHTEOUSNESS GUARANTEES GOD’S KINGDOM – 1 John

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Christians Must Be Watchful and Avoid Worldly Cares

Passage: 1 John 3

Christians must remain focused and faithfully serve God. We must always remember that though we live in the same world with unbelievers, we do not share a common final destination. Christians are meant to permanently live with God in heaven, but unbelievers are unqualified for heaven. Therefore, the objective of every Christian is to make efforts on a daily basis to walk righteously before God to remain fit for Heaven.

The scripture reminds Christians about heaven and stated,

“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure” (1 John 3:1-3).

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Righteousness is the key to Heaven

Heaven is a permanent home for Christians. The earth only serves as a temporary home; therefore, as Christians, we must not allow worldly influences to make us lose our opportunity of making heaven. Believers must cautiously walk their pilgrimage (which are basically our earthly activities). We must abstain from sinful activities that would corrupt our holiness standard set by God to qualify us for his kingdom.

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Pray For God’s Gracious Assistance

Dear God, please help me to live a holy life before you on earth so that I can qualify for your kingdom. Please do not let me be carried away with the sinful and earthly influences that can corrupt my soul. Help me to always remember that this earth is a temporal home! Let me always remember that heaven is my permanent home! Please keep my feet firm before you until the last day, so that I can eternally rejoice in your presence in heaven. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: Focus On Righteousness Guarantees God’s Kingdom

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RAPTURE WILL HAPPEN SWIFTLY, DON’T BE UNPREPARED! – 1 Corinthians

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Only The Righteousness Can Take Us To Heaven

Passage: 1 Corinthians 15

Rapture simply means the transportation of the saints to heaven. That is, the believers of Jesus Christ will witness his second coming, and they will be transported to heaven. Only those who have confessed their faith in Jesus Christ (whether dead or alive) will be transported to heaven.

The Bible declares:

“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory” (1 Corinthians 15:50-55).confess jesus christ

Unbelievers Will Not Experience The Rapture

The rapture will remain a believer’s hope. The experience will be instantaneous, but permanently gratifying for Christians. People who have confessed their faith in Jesus Christ will escape this present sinful world, and be transported to heaven to enjoy eternal life with God. The scripture affirmed,

“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:52).

However, despite the beautiful experience that rapture will create for God’s saints, unbelievers will not partake in it. People who have refused to confess Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior will be disallowed from heaven!

People who have refused to accept the faith will be cast out. God will cast the unrepentant sinners to hell fire where they shall live in pain and sorrow. Unbelievers will permanently share hell fire with Satan.

A person may not have an opportunity to reverse his unbelieving decision during rapture since the event will be instant. It is, therefore, important that every unbeliever make an immediate decision to confess Jesus Christ as his or her personal Lord and Savior before it is too late.

If you want to inherit heaven, avoid procrastinating, but make an immediate decision to confess Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.

Rapture or death can happen at any moment, therefore confess Jesus Christ today and be saved! (Romans 10:9-10).

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Proclaim Your Acceptance Of Christ Today!

Dear Jesus Christ, I understand that you will return to earth soon to transport your saints to heaven. Therefore, I declare my faith in you today! I believe that you are the Son of God sent to save the world. I confess you Jesus Christ, as my personal Lord and Savior. Henceforth, I will devote my complete life into serving you. Please write my name in the book of life and make heaven my permanent home. For in your precious name, Jesus Christ, I have prayed. Amen!

Remember: Rapture Will Happen Swiftly, Don’t Be Unprepared!

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SPIRITUAL GIFTS MUST BE USED TO PROSPER GOD’S KINGDOM – 1 Corinthians

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All Christians Must Utilize Their Spiritual Gifts To Glorify God

Passage: 1 Corinthians 14

The Holy Spirit enhances believers with various spiritual abilities. Each spiritual gift must be used to prosper the Christian community and ultimately prosper the kingdom of God. Your spiritual gift is a special ability given to you by God (via the Holy Spirit); it should not be pocketed but be effectively and positively used! Each Christian must use his or her spiritual gifts to aid the spiritual growth of others.

Our spiritual gifts must bless the body of Christ as Paul admonished the Corinthian Christians. Paul said,

“… So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church. For this reason the one who speaks in a tongue should pray that they may interpret what they say” (1 Corinthians 14:12-13).

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Spiritual Gifts Are Meant For The Growth Of God’s Kingdom

The gifts of God are given to men and women to prosper the kingdom of God. The gifts are not meant for a show! They are also not meant for receiving worldly riches. Believers must understand that God’s gifts given to us must benefit the body of Christ – It must prosper the kingdom of God!

Every Christian must ensure to properly use his or her spiritual gifts. Every Christian must challenge himself to serve God well. Jehovah, who blesses people with his gifts of the Holy Spirit will one day request from us an explanation on how we have used them.

Each Christian will account for how he has used his or her spiritual gifts. It is therefore very important that every Christian carefully demonstrates his or her spiritual ability, to ensure that God’s expectations are met. Christians must ensure that their spiritual activities glorify God.

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Pray For The Grace to Properly Use Your Spiritual Gifts

Dear God, I understand that I must carefully exercise my spiritual ability to glorify your name. I must ensure that I utilize my gifts of the Holy Spirit to prosper your kingdom; therefore, I ask for your grace to meet this expectation. Help me to serve you in humility to ensure your name is glorified. Please let my spiritual activities prosper your kingdom. At the end of my earthly race, please count me worthy to inherit your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I have prayed, amen!

Remember: Spiritual Gifts Must Be Used To Prosper God’s Kingdom

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GOSPEL EVANGELISM IS A MUST FOR ALL CHRISTIANS – 2 Timothy

evangelismThere Is A Reward For Evangelism

Passage: 2 Timothy 4

The scripture requires Christians to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ always; for we are Christ ambassadors, as God makes his appeal through us. By doing so, everyone will have an opportunity to be saved. It is written,

“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables” (2 Timothy 4:1-4).

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God Wants His Children To Spread His Knowledge

Gospel evangelism is not a choice, but a must for all Christians! We are commanded to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, to the people of every nation and tribe. We must preach the gospel of Jesus without reservations! Christians must preach under all circumstances and conditions.

We must evangelize the gospel without giving preference to a religion, tradition, or other factors. No affiliation or Christian title is required to preach the gospel.

You don’t have to be a pastor or a priest before you can preach the gospel.

Christians of all classes and denominations must preach the gospel. That is, a believer must preach the gospel, whether he/she is a church member, a pastor, a teacher, a deacon, an evangelist, a bishop, or pope.

Christians are spiritual workers of God, and must bear the profits for God’s kingdom at all cost! We must make substantial efforts to meet God’s demand for gospel evangelism. The Creator wants us to prioritize the evangelism above our personal needs and aspirations. Jehovah will reward us with an imperishable crown of glory in heaven if we are faithful to his services.

Meanwhile, God will not highly esteem a Christian who hoards the gospel for any reason. Anyone who fails to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ will face unfavorable surprises on God’s last day of judgment. Preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to receive his positive rewards!

 

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Pray For Help To Partake In Evangelism

Father in heaven, please empower me to faithfully preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to all people. Energize me through your Holy Spirit to proclaim your good news everywhere. Give me the grace to proclaim your gospel on the mountain and in the valley! Let me preach your gospel on social media and other platforms. Empower me to promote your gospel from coast to coast, so that people of different races and cultures can receive your Son, Jesus Christ into their lives and be saved. Please help me to preach Christ’s gospel to my neighbors, friends, and family so that they can be saved! Help me to remain loyal to you throughout the days of my life. Please keep me fit for your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord, I have prayed. Amen.

Remember: Gospel Evangelism Is A Must For All Christians!

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YOUR GIFT IS MEANT TO PROMOTE GOD’S WORKS – 1 Corinthians

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All Christians Must Utilize Their Gifts To Promote God’s Work

Passage: 1 Corinthians 12

God distributes his various gifts of the Holy Spirit to help believers prosper in his kingdom. He has given you at least one spiritual gift or ability, just as He has given every other believer. The scriptures mentioned some gifts of the Holy Spirit as they are meant to aid our spiritual exercises.

It is written,

“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines” (1 Corinthians 12:7-11).

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God’s Gift Is An Eternal Tool For His Purpose

God blesses his believer with at least one gift to prosper his kingdom. The gift is meant to enhance our spiritual exercise for the sake of prospering God’s kingdom. The Holy Spirit of God energizes believers to operate beyond our human limits.

Since the Holy Spirit comes from God, He enhances us with supernatural capabilities to bear much fruit. It is, therefore, imperative that every Christian seeks the baptism of the Holy Spirit for his or her success.

The Spirit of God will not arm but aid us to prosperity.

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Pray For God’s Eternal Gift

Dear God, I understand the Holy Spirit comes from you to prosper people that serve you; therefore, I ask that you please baptize me with your Holy Spirit. Let your Spirit energize me to have success in every area of life. Let Him (Holy Spirit) enhance my spiritual activities so that I can bear many fruits for your kingdom. Please keep me fit to inherit your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: Your Gift Is Meant To Promote God’s Works

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UTILIZING THE GIFTS OF GOD – 1 Corinthians

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Spiritual Gifts Are Meant To Glorify God

Passage: 1 Corinthians 14

The gifts of prophecy and speaking with diverse tongues are expected to be utilized for edifying the body of Christ. Paul admonished the Corinthian brethren to be decent with their religious practices and ensure that demonstration of their spiritual gifts benefit others, and promote God’s kingdom.

Paul said,

“Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues. Let all things be done decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:39-40).

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Utilize God’s Gifts and Positively

The baptism of the Holy Spirit (impacted by God) comes with special gifts (1 Corinthians 12:4-11). Those gifts are expected to solidify the body of Christ and also help Christians prosper in God’s kingdom. Therefore, believers are to ensure they become productive for God’s kingdom. Meanwhile, the gifts of the Holy Spirit can elevate a person into the limelight, and the fellow can be tempted to be proud; therefore, anyone who demonstrates a spiritual gift must be careful to operate in humility.

Any Christian who demonstrates a spiritual gift must ensure that God is glorified in whatever he or she does! The fellow must not arrogate God’s glory unto him or herself since Jehovah does not share his glory with anyone. In essence, every demonstration of the Holy Spirit’s gift must not focus on glorifying a man or woman – it must be focused on glorifying God!

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Pray For Divine Help To Effectively Use Your Spiritual Gifts

Dear God, please help me to demonstrate gifts of the Holy Spirit in a manner that will glorify your name. Let your Holy Spirit operate in me with grace and power to benefit the church and your kingdom! Please keep me humble and do not let me arrogate your glory unto myself. Let me serve you with fear and trembling; let my services be acceptable in your sight at all times and let your name be praised forever. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: Utilizing The Gifts From God

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FAITH IN GOD IS ALL WE NEED – Matthew

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True Worshippers Of Christ Must Exhibit Faith In All Situations

Passage: Matthew 14

Christians must be strong in their faith and be courageous, knowing that God will always be with them. Peter walked on water with Jesus Christ when none of his team members could demonstrate such courage. He did not experience the supernatural power of God until he summoned his faith and showed it in his actions by walking on water. However, the same Peter began to drown in water as soon as his faith wavered. The scripture reported,

“And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus” (Matthew 14:28-29).

Peter was distracted as reported, “But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased” (Matthew 14:30-32).

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Focus On Faith & Ignore The Distractions

As believers, we must always affix our minds on Jesus Christ to successfully live an overcomers’ life on earth! We must focus all our trust on the Savior to receive courage and maintain our stand as God requires.

Indeed, as humans, we have the tendency to be distracted by our surrounding factors, but we must be determined to focus more. We must maintain our grip of faith so that God can be glorified.

To demonstrate courage as required, Christians must consistently confess the word of God. We must do so even when our minds have refused to cooperate with our confession of faith.

As we continue to declare God’s promises slated in the Bible, God’s peace that surpasses human understanding will reign in our hearts. We will live above tough situations, and in the end, give testimonies that honor his name!

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Prayer For God’s Empowerment To Exercise Faith

Dear God, please teach me how to trust you in all ramifications of life. Help me to have resolute faith that glorifies your name and let it become my blessing! Enable me with grace to keep confessing your words into my life until I have experienced my anticipated victory. Please empower me with your Holy Spirit to live victoriously every day of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: Faith In God Is All We Need

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EXPRESS THE LOVE OF GOD – 1 John

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Christians Must Show The Love Of God To Others

Passage: 1 John 5

God demonstrated the kind of unconditional love that He wants us to have and demonstrate towards others. He showed us this by releasing His only Son to die for our sin. No other love can be greater than this – That a father would allow His only son to die for some strangers. This kind of love is selfless!

A person who claims to love God must share the same attribute (the love of God) and express it towards his fellow human beings.

Also, someone who loves God must obey God with an expression of faith in His Son Jesus Christ. The scriptures states,

“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments” (1 John 5:1-2).

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Genuine Love of God comes via the Fullness Of Holy Spirit

God desires that his children love him with all their hearts and might. We must express our unconditional love for him always. However, despite the need to express our genuine love for God and other people, we retain some human limitations that could inhibit our efforts.

Believers can be tempted to act in the flesh and violate God’s call to love him and other fellows. To overcome this challenge, Christians must be full of the Holy Spirit at all times. We must be prayerful and study the Bible on a consistent basis.

The call to have a genuine love of God may seem like a hard task for mortal men (and women), but God’s power is enough to help anyone live above his limitations. A person would be less selfish and less biased when he allows the Holy Spirit to rule him.

Christians need the supernatural power of God (Holy Spirit) to overcome our limitations. The divine Spirit of God will energize us to live above sin, and also, empower us to love God as well as our fellow human beings.

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Pray To Have The Required Love of God

Dear God, please baptize me with your Holy Spirit to exercise true and genuine love for you and other people. Let your Holy Spirit empower me to live an acceptable life before you so that I can qualify for your blessing on earth and in heaven. Please let my life glorify you always! For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: You Are Required To Express The Love of God

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THE LIGHT OF GOD HAS COME TO THOSE IN DARKNESS – Colossians

Accept The Lordship Of Jesus Christ To Be Saved!

Passage: Colossians 1

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, provides free salvation for the human soul. Anyone who believes in Jesus and confesses him as his/her personal Lord will be saved.

Paul explained the person of Jesus Christ and his remarkable strength that became our blessing. Paul said,

He (God) has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love (Jesus Christ), in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence (Colossians 1:13-18).

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Have You Received The Light Of God Through His Son Jesus?

The invisible God has made all things about him turned visible through Jesus Christ. God’s attributes have become simple for everyone to understand. Through Christ, we can have a clear picture of God. Humanity can also receive forgiveness of their sins and have eternal salvation.

In short, anyone who confesses Jesus Christ as Lord will qualify for God’s kingdom and enjoy his unlimited benefits.

(Jesus Christ is the gift of eternal life for everyone; whoever chooses to confess his/her faith in him and follow his path will qualify for God’s kingdom).

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Pray To Have The Light Of God Established In Your Life

Dear Jesus Christ, I know who you are and I understand your status. You are Christ – the Savior of the world.  I confess you as my personal Lord and Savior. I give you my complete life and I promise to faithfully serve you for the rest of my life. Please keep my name ever written in God’s book of life so that I can qualify for heaven and enjoy God’s unlimited benefits. For I have prayed in faith, through your name, Jesus Christ. Amen!

Remember: The Lordship of Jesus Christ will establish God’s light in your life!

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