REMEMBER

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 YOU HAVE IT, SO SAY IT!

Matthew 25:29 – ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.

Have you come across people who have little, yet even that little is taken away from them? On the other hand, there are those who already have much, yet they receive even more.

Jesus said, “To everyone who has, more will be given. From him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.” Notice that Jesus doesn’t go on to say what it is we have. He simply says, “But to everyone who has.”

Jesus is talking about a firm belief in God’s Word that gives one the courage to say, “I have it!” If you say that you have it, you have it, and more will be given to you. But if you say that you don’t have it, when you actually do because God has freely given us all things (Romans 8:32), then even what you have will be taken away—not by God but by the devil! The devil does not want you to walk in God’s blessings. So when you say that you don’t have it, he can rob you of your blessings because he has your agreement!

When you need something, God says that you are to ask of Him. And when you ask, believe that you receive it. (Mark11:24) Say you already have it even if you don’t see it in the physical realm yet, and one day, you will see it!

God is not saying, “Oh come on, pretend that you see it. And if you pretend long enough, you will have it.” This is not a game! God is telling us to call forth those things which don’t exist as though they do. (Romans 4:17)

Today, we are talking about the haves and have-nots in the church. If you believe that it is yours, you will have it. You will see yourself possessing it and enjoying it, and more will be given to you. But if you say, “Well, I don’t feel it and I’m not sure if it will come,” in essence, you are saying that you don’t have it when you actually do. Then, even what you have will be taken away. So say you have it today!

HOLD ON TO HOPE …

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. – John 10:10, ESV

Satan wants you to give up and quit so he can have the victory in your life. But, you can overcome him through the almighty power of God! Christ performed many miracles in the Bible, and He is still doing miracles today. The Bible says He is the same yesterday, today and forever. No matter what weapon the enemy may throw at you, it cannot penetrate the defense that Christ has put around you! Guard your hope, your joy and your victory in Christ because they are God-given blessings that He wants you to enjoy every day.

YES YOU CAN SEE THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING TODAY!

Psalms 27:13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.

Psalms 33:5 He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.

ARE YOU SEEKING GOD’S PRESENCE OR HIS PRESENTS?

You can learn a lot about what you want simply by examining what you are praying for.

King David said, One thing I ask of the Lord … (Psalm 27:4). He had just one thing that was important to him — just one thing! Are you begging God for many things, or are you asking Him for just that one thing: … that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple” (Psalm 27:4)?

In that psalm, David was praying that he would dwell in God’s presence and seek Him. Notice that his prayer had nothing to do with getting more worldly things from God.

So, instead of begging God to give you more worldly things, pray that you would dwell in the house of the Lord, knowing that when you seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, … all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33).

When you seek God, He promises to take care of all the things you need! Start seeking God’s presence, and He will give you His presents.

Anytime you have everything you need to function, but nothing is functioning as it should, there is disconnection and dysfunction. All should be present and connected!

DON’T RUN FROM YOUR TRIALS …

Everyone faces many trials; however, these trials are not in vain. God uses them to do a work in us, developing us into mature Christians.

In James 1:2-4, we are told, 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. In other words, God uses the tough times in life to sharpen us, making us mature and complete Christians.

Furthermore, God will not permit you to remain in the same trials all of your life; in His proper timing He will deliver you. Psalm 34:17 says, The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

So don’t run from your trials, because the testing of your faith develops you into a mature and complete Christian.

SPIRITUAL PARALYSIS …

‘Four men arrived carrying a paralysed man on a mat.’ Mark 2:3 NLT

One day when Jesus was preaching at a house in Capernaum, ‘four men arrived carrying a paralysed man on a mat.’ This man wanted to move but he couldn’t. And spiritual paralysis works that way too. Inside, you know you have what it takes to succeed, but your spirit isn’t responding. What’s going on? Unremitting stress creates pressure that eventually turns to frustration, and constant frustration produces weariness. You feel bland. Nothing excites you. One day feels like the next, until you start believing that nothing will ever go right for you. It doesn’t matter whether you live in a mansion or a mud hut; unless you’re free in your spirit, it’s like living in a prison. There are different kinds of spiritual paralysis. There’s the kind that leaves you with out–of–control emotions. You can’t hold on to what you need, like a job or a relationship. You know something’s wrong but you can’t seem to make it right. Another type of spiritual paralysis stems from mental, emotional, and physical exhaustion. When people are continually drawing from you, eventually you run dry. It’s impossible to be an encouragement to others without refilling your own well at the Source. Refuse to spend another day in a paralysed, out–of–control, exhausted state. Like the man in today’s story, you’ll find your answer in Jesus. He gives joy, freedom and purpose to life; He says He will ‘refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.’ (Jeremiah 31:25 NIV) But you have a part to play as well: to ‘…build [yourself] up in your most holy faith, and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep [yourself] in God’s love.’ (Jude 1: 20–21 NIV)

COMMUNITY LIFE

“But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another”.- 1 Thessalonians 4:9 (KJV)

As we travel along life’s road, we build lifelong relationships with a small, dear circle of family and friends. And how best do we establish and maintain these relationships? For starters, by following the instructions in God’s Word.

Healthy relationships are built upon honesty, compassion, responsible behavior, trust, and faith. Healthy relationships are built upon the Golden Rule. Healthy relationships are built upon sharing and caring. All of these principles are found time and time again in God’s Word. When we read the Bible and follow it’s instruction, we enrich our own lives and the lives of those who are closest to us, and God smiles down upon us and our loved ones as we live together in a community of faith.

GIVING UP OUR MIRRORS

[Bezalel] made the laver of bronze and its base of bronze, from the bronze mirrors of the serving women. —Exodus 38:8

When Moses gathered the children of Israel together to begin work on the tabernacle (Ex. 35–39), he called on Bezalel, a gifted artisan, to help make the furnishings. We’re told that certain women were asked to give their precious bronze mirrors to make the bronze basin he was constructing (38:8). They gave them up to help prepare a place where God’s presence would reside.

Give up our mirrors? For most of us, that would be hard to do. That’s not something we’re asked to do, but it makes me think about how too much scrutiny and self-examination can be disconcerting. It can make us think too much about ourselves and not enough about others.

When we can forget about our own faces quickly and remember that God loves us as we are—in all our imperfections—then we can begin to “look out not only for [our] own interests, but also for the interests of others” (Phil. 2:4).

Augustine said that we get lost in loving ourselves but found in loving others. Put another way, the secret of happiness is not getting our face right but giving our hearts away, giving our lives away, giving our selves away, in love.

Father, may I think more of others today than I think of myself. May I lose my thoughts about myself in my thoughts of other people and their needs.

A heart that is focused on others will not be consumed with self.

REMEMBER

“For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village” (Luke 9:56).

Jesus’ objective is to save mankind, not destroy mankind. Under the covenant of grace, His mercy and lovingkindness constantly run us over, despite our shortcomings

“For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village” (Luke 9:56).

Jesus’ objective is to save mankind, not destroy mankind. Under the covenant of grace, His mercy and lovingkindness constantly run us over, despite our shortcomings

Are we really in Light? or else Are we pretending that we are in light.Truth is we are Still in Darkness.

Reason:Now a days there is no “Love for others”(If you cant show the love of CHRIST to others than How you can be an Open Gospel or Witness among Gentiles).No Unity Among Believers in Church, Including Preachers( How Can you Preach without Practicing it or following it).

1)Are we Following HIS Commandment?

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another”.John 13:34

2)Are we being Hospitable?

“Be hospitable to one another without complaint.”1 Peter 4:9.

3)Are we Encourgaging others?

“And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near”.Hebrews 10:24-25.

4)Does we have that sweet fellowship which edifies CHURCH?

What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation Let all things be done for edification.1 Corinthians 14:26.

5)Are we having burden for praying for others?

Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. James 5:16

Let us Examine ourselves now? Fellowship is not just a WORD.Its Living with LOVE for one another through Action,Encouraging one another through WORD,Uplifting one another through Prayers,Forgiving one another,Sharing one another’s Burden its True fellowship.

Unity Among Believers should be bonded with CHRIST LOVE.should not be scattered for authority,Selfishness motives.

CHURCH REMEBER ONE THING.What you are doing today is impacting the next Generation who are watching over you are Accountable before GOD for what you do.Its cry of my heart.

“LIVE to Show your LOVE for others”

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