Destiny in Christ Jesus….

 

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While I was washing dishes this afternoon the Lord spoke a very powerful word to me saying, “the enemy thought that Calvary was the demise or death of Jesus, but it was actually the divine destiny of Jesus.”

“But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive…………Genesis 50:20

When you’re in the will of God, EVERYTHING that happens serves a purpose, and it’s part of God’s plan to get you there. Although the enemy desires to use it to destroy you, God uses it to prepare you and propel you into your destiny.

Access….

When we give God the keys to our houses, He gives us the keys to the kingdom of heaven…

  • God doesn’t just want the Sunday part of our lives, He wants every day, including the Friday and Saturday nights…
  • God doesn’t just want us to give Him the living room of our lives, He wants access to our entire house…

Once we fully surrender our lives to God, something supernatural takes place. We receive supernatural deposits wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. We receive supernatural strength, power, and revelation.

 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed  in heaven…Matthew 16:19

What kind of tree are you…

LIFE HAPPENS, but God is still God, and He can make lemonade out of our lemons…

Many of us have gone through some things in life, and some of those things may have been absolutely horrible. But no matter what we’ve been through, God doesn’t want us to become that, He wants us to become trees of righteousness, strength, and power..

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, and to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound…Isaiah 61:1

Are you the poor? the poor in spirit, the financially poor, the relationally poor, the emotionally poor, or the physically poor. Are you the brokenhearted? Are you the one who is physically, emotionally, mentally and relationally captive? Are you the one who is physically, emotionally, mentally and relationally bound?

If this is the way you feel, know that God says, this isn’t who you are. This isn’t who you’re to become. This isn’t who you were created to be.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made..Psalm 139:14

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them..Genesis 1:27

Your Helper is here. God knows every tear you’ve cried, and every prayer you’ve prayed. Your new day, dawns. Your breakthrough is breaking. Your season is shifting and God is restoring you…

To proclaim the acceptable year of the LordAnd the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…Isaiah 61:2-3

Your rejection is being turned ACCEPTANCE. God is going to VALIDATE and VINDICATE you. God is going to COMFORT and CONSOLE you. God is going to give you BEAUTY for ashes, the OIL of joy for mourning, and the GARMENT OF PRAISE for the spirit of heaviness.

What you’ve been feeling, dealing with, and going through, God has turned around and is using it as fertilizer. (a substance used to make or help plants grow) You see, what you may not have realized, is that you were a tree all along.

The enemy wanted you to become a Bitter Tree, a Bending or Compromising Tree, a Settling Tree, a Weeping Willow, an Angry Tree, a Resentful Tree, a Mad-at-God Tree, but GOD. All along God’s been using what you’ve been through to make you stronger, better and wiser in Christ Jesus…

Why would God do something like that for you, for us? Because regardless of what we think and go through, He loves us, and He has a purpose and plan for our lives…TREES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS!

That they (You, me ALL of us) may be called trees of righteousness……….Isaiah 61:3

And guess what else, it’s for His glory and He’ll plant and position us right where He wants us….

The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified…Isaiah 61:3

 

When we model sin before our seed, it grows….

What our children see in us, hear from us, and what we model before them can either produce the same kind of fruit or an offspring thereof. Our children are sponges, and they’re impressionable. They see, understand, and mimic more than we realize. What we say and do before our kids is like what a farmer does with seeds to the soil: We plant our actions into their hearts and minds…

The fruit or offspring of sin is sin:

If we lie, we can beget liars…

If we cheat, we can beget cheaters…

If we steal, we can beget thieves…

If we’re sexually immoral, we can beget kids who may be sexually immoral…

If we raise hell before our children, we can beget hell raisers…

If we’re disrespectful, we can beget disrespectful children…

What we say, do and model before our children, our children can become, and they also can become worse….

Proverbs 22:6 is still in full effect..Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it….

What our children see in us, hear from us, and what we model before them, TRAINS and SHAPES them in one way, shape form or fashion. “Do what I say and not what I do” doesn’t work and never has. As a matter of fact, this type “PARENTOLOGY” has a lot to do with why we have two lost generations today.

Beloved, there is hope, and this hope is in Jesus Christ alone, and it comes through the soil of repentance.

“For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death………………2 Corinthians 7:10

While I was talking to someone today, the Lord dropped a very powerful and profound word into my heart.

Repentant parents produce repentant children…

Parents who walk in and teach their children about the righteousness of God, produce children who walk in the righteousness of God….

Beloved, this is what the word teaches us. Beloved, this is what Proverbs 22:6 means: Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it…

What we must do as parents, guardians, and teachers, is BELIEVE the Word of God, and walk therein. We can’t keep listening to the lies of satan, and we can’t just throw our hands up in the air and give up. NO, rather than throwing our hands up, we must fall down on our knees of repentance. We must examine OUR lives, and REALLY be honest with ourselves about where we stand and walk with God…

“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it…Isaiah 55:10-11

 

Success without the Savior is like having fool’s gold…

There’s REALLY only one path to TRUE success and TRUE prosperity, all others will only lead you you to fools gold (a brassy yellow mineral, especially pyrite, that can be mistaken for gold, but has no real value)

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success….Joshua 1:8

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An election where you know the outcome….

Are you covered?

Are you in good hands?

And NO, I’m not talking about being covered by State Farm or ALLSTATE, I’m talking about being covered by the BLOOD. You see earthly policies cancel and change all the time, but the BLOOD of Jesus NEVER changes and NEVER loses its power…

As I briefly listened to the news concerning the bombing of Afghanistan, the Lord led me to Matthew 26:8….

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows….Matthew 26:8

Here’s the BIGGER picture! Every president TODAY serves a purpose in the divine plan and purpose of God. From the time God anointed and appointed PEOPLE, whether Priests, Pastors, Judges, Queens, or Kings, they’ve all served a purpose. That sovereign and universal purpose of God is to ultimately to lead people back to Him. Even when calamity came, it was intended to lead the people of God back to God. So as we now reflect on the decisions that are made and are being made by the elected officials, both locally and nationally, let’s be sure of one MAIN thing; Our ELECTION, our SALVATION….

“Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and ELECTION sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…2 Peter 1:10-11

Are you covered?

Are you in good hands?

Are you SAVED?

You see, we may never know the REAL truth about why we really bombed Afghanistan, much like the weapons of mass destruction. But what we can be sure of is our Salvation, our Election. This passage teaches us that when we make our election sure, that WE SHALL NEVER FALL, and that we’ll ENTER the everlasting kingdom of our Lord…

Beloved, where do you stand with God? This is a Good Friday to make your election sure….

 

 

The BLOOD is the power for preaching…

WITHOUT THE BLOOD, PREACHING WOULD MERELY BE EMPTY WORDS…

WITHOUT THE BLOOD, PREACHING WOULD BE POWERLESS…

WORDS PREACHED WITHOUT THE BLOOD IS JUST LIKE THE LAW; POWERLESS…

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God…1 Corinthians 1:18

“For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh…Romans 8:3