Corinthians is Paul writing to the church in Corinth to repent from their many sins and advising how to navigate the particularly pagan culture they lived in. Galatians is Paul writing to the church in Galatia, rebuking them for drifting into false teaching and reminding them grace removes the need for legalism. Ephesians is Paul writing to the church in Ephesus about the need for Christian unity and how to achieve it.
1Co 2:14 KJV But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
YOU CAN NOT RECEIVE BY YOUR SENSES : WHAT YOU SEE WITH YOUR EYES, HEAR WITH YOUR EARS, BELIEVE WITH YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING . YOU RECEIVE BY FAITH; BELIEVING GOD’S WORD, IT’S THE NEW MAN, THE BORN AGAIN MAN, THE SPIRIT MAN THAT RECEIVES.
Col 3:10 KJV And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Rom 8:4 KJV That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Holy Spirit please help us not to look on and reply on the natural man but the born again Spirit man. When we meditate on the word of God and focus on Jesus, bring revelation to us so that we will believe, declare and you will manifest it in our lives. In Jesus name Amen.
2Co 3:18 NET And we all, with unveiled faces reflecting the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, which is from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
This sure is a mouth full! It seems like God is sharing His glory with believers. Now in the Old Testament we read : Isa 42:8 NET I am the LORD! That is my name! I will not share my glory with anyone else, or the praise due me with idols. Now just before this verse, God is making a prophecy about sending Jesus into the world to open the eyes of the blind , to set the captives free, and bring those in darkness into the light. Jesus as a human being was glorified. He was one with the Father. Now back to the original verse. It’s telling us that when we are one with Jesus, we will be glorified. We will be like a light to the world. God will be glorified in us. Let’s look at a few people who did receive honor by serving the Lord. Mother Theresa and Billy Graham are two that come to my mind. No matter what faith you belong to, a believer or not, most people give them great honor. This is our mission in life: to have such a close intimate relationship with Jesus that His glory with be shown in our life.
Dear Jesus ! All honor and glory belongs to you. We praise you for the honor that you would come and fill us with your presence. We hope to be a light in this world, setting captives free, opening the eyes of the blind and hearing to those that don’t hear. Come Holy Spirit, our helper. Fall upon us. Use us in this great revivals that is spreading across the land. We declare that we are anointed: 2Co 1:21 KJV Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; May it be done according to your word. To God be the glory Amen ! Www.Shalom2u.org
2Co 7:1 NHEB Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
WITHOUT JESUS WE CAN DO NOTHING; SO IT’S OUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM THAT HELPS US TO CLEANSE OURSELVES FROM SIN
2Co 1:20 For however many are the promises of God, in him is the “Yes.” Therefore also through him is the “Amen”, to the glory of God through us.
IT’S THE PROMISES OF GOD, THAT CLEANSES US FROM SIN. LIKE THE SONG SAYS: WHAT CAN MAKE ME WHITE AGAIN. NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS. KNOWING, BELIEVING, DECLARING THE PROMISES OF GOD WILL CLEANSE YOU AND MAKE YOU WHOLE. IT’S ALL GRACE BY FAITH IN JESUS, NOT WORKS AND NOT THE LAW. Eph 1:7 KJV In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
DEAR JESUS ! IT’S ALL YOU! IT’S YOUR LOVE, YOUR GRACE , YOUR SACRIFICE, YOUR PRECIOUS BLOOD THAT CLEANSES US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. ONLY BY WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR US, CAN WE ENTER OUR HOLY FATHER’S PRESENTS. Heb 10:19 NHEB Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus, IN YOUR PRESENTS IS THERE THE FULLNESS OF LOVE, JOY AND PEACE. GLORY BE TO GOD, AMEN! SHALOM2U
Gal 2:20 WEB I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.
God sees and declare things differently. When Jesus died on the cross, God sees all believers death with Jesus. God doesn’t look at us in our sinful flesh but as a ” New Creation “, a New Spirit being made in the image and likeness of God. As we know, believe, and declare who we are in Christ Jesus, the Holy Spirit will give life to our mortal bodies, the flesh. We will live more like Christ in the flesh.
Dear Jesus! You said that You came to give us life and life more abundantly. You gave us eternal life by making us a New Creation. You gave life to our flesh by destroying our sinful nature and transforming it into Your righteousness.
All by Your saving Grace, we are alive in You. To God be the glory Amen! Shalom 2 U
HAPPY EASTER, HE IS ALIVE!
Rom 8:10 KJV And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. V11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
Gal 2:21 KJV I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
How do we frustrate the grace of God? When we fail to believe and declare what Jesus did for us by His sacrifice on the cross. Many believe that He died on the cross but they fail to see how it effects them. For His sacrifice to effect someone, they must know in order to believe. This knowing must get into the heart so that it will come out of the mouth and speak in faith believing. Jesus died for all mankind; yet it is only to those that believe and confess their righteousness is from Jesus that receive His righteousness and are saved. This is what it says in Phi 3:9 KJV And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: It always goes back to ” Christian faith ” , faith in what Jesus has done for us. We believe, we declare and then the Holy Spirit quickens us to become more like Jesus.
Dear Jesus. I praise you everyday and declare that it is no longer i live but you living through me. You are my Savior. Amen
Eph 1:6 KJV To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
EVERYONE LIKES TO BE ACCEPTED. GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS. HE INVITES EVERYONE TO COME. IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW GOOD OR BAD YOU ARE. YOU JUST HAVE TO BE WILLING TO COME. GOD DOES HAVE SOME VERY HIGH STANDARDS BUT HE TAKES CARE OF THEM WHEN YOU COME. YOU CAN’T COME WITH YOUR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS. YOU HAVE TO GET IT BY FAITH IN THE ONE WHO PAID THE PRICE FOR IT. Phi 3:9 KJV And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: JESUS PAID A VERY HIGH PRICE TO MAKE US ACCEPTED, TO MAKE US RIGHTEOUS ; SO TO RECEIVE YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE. BELIEVE WHAT ? YOU MAY ASK ! BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE A SINNER THAT NEEDS A SAVIOR AND JESUS IS THAT SAVIOR. WHEN YOU ASK JESUS TO SAVE YOU, HE COMES INTO YOUR HEART AND YOU ARE ” BORN AGAIN ” AND MADE RIGHTEOUS BY FAITH NOT WORKS. AS YOU CONTINUALLY ABIDE IN HIM, HE WILL SAVE YOU. IF THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG IN YOUR LIFE, ASK HIM TO SAVE YOU. DON’T CONFESS WHO YOU ARE IN THE NATURAL BUT CONFESS, WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST JESUS. THIS IS CALLED ” WALKING IN THE SPIRIT ” . Rom 8:1 KJV There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. WHEN YOU SIN, CONFESS THAT ! THAT IS THE OLD MAN BUT NOW YOU ARE A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST JESUS. 2Co 5:17 KJV Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS, HIS GRACE RECEIVED BY FAITH.
DEAR JESUS ! I THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT SACRIFICE. YOUR ARE MY SAVIOR ! I AM NOT ONLY ACCEPTED IN THE BELOVED BUT MADE RIGHTEOUS AND A CHILD OF GOD. GLORY BE TO GOD ! THANK YOU JESUS FOR YOUR PEACE. SHALOM2U
Eph 3:20 NHEB Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER! YOU ARE ” Excellent “. THE WORD EXCELLENT DOESN’T SEEM TO DO YOU JUSTICE. WE’LL HAVE TO USE SOME SYNONYMS: PEERLESS, MARVELOUS, PERFECT, EXCEPTIONAL, SUPREME, STERLING, EMINENT. YOU DO EVERYTHING TO THE INFINITE DEGREE. YOU ARE COMPLETE AND YET OVERFLOWING WITH YOUR LOVE, GRACE AND MERCY. NO ONE CAN COME CLOSE TO YOU IN ALL YOUR ATTRIBUTES. YOU GAVE US YOUR MOST BELOVED SON SO THAT WE CAN BECOME YOUR CHILDREN. UNFORTUNATELY, SATAN HAD BLINDED OUR EYES, DEAFEN OUR EARS AND HARDEN OUR HEARTS. BUT AS THE SONG GOES: ” WHEN LOVE BROKE THROUGH ” . GLORY BE TO GOD! YOUR “RECKLESS LOVE ” BROUGHT THE LOST SHEEP BACK INTO THE FOAL.
DEAR JESUS! YOU ARE OUR GOOD SHEPHERD. THANK YOU FOR TAKEN SUCH GOOD CARE OF US. WE SHALL NOT WANT! AS WE ABIDE IN YOU, THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING US , FEEDING US, AND GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL FOLLOW US ALL OUR DAYS. WE PRAY FOR OTHERS THAT ARE LOST AND NEED TO BE FOUND. BRING THEM BACK TO YOUR FOLD, WE PRAY. GLORY BE TO GOD AMEN!
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
We are in a spiritual battle but most people don’t recognize it and even most Christians.
Mat 11:12 KJV And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. We see political battles and it can get pretty ugly. The church is in a spiritual battle and we aren’t even fighting. We pray that God’s will be done, expecting God to do it. The truth of the matter is that God has already told us His will and Jesus has defeated the enemy. He has given us His name and His authority and power but we are not using it. We are in a spiritual battle. We are called to fight. That’s why we are supposed to have the whole armour of God on. We need to wear it all the time, never take it off. Then there is the ” sword of the spirit ” ” the Word of God ” . We can never defeat the enemy until we know, believe and declare God’s word. There are a few basic things that we can do. Using the name of Jesus in a commanding way is easy and very basic. Anytime that you see darkness; call out “light be” in Jesus name. What we usually do is complain about the darkness and then sometimes ask God to take care of it . When we are confronted with turmoil; we get upset and fearful. Instead Declare “Peace ( Shalom)” in the name of Jesus. We been trying the world way and it is not working. Let’s try it God’s way and see the enemy defeated.
Lord Jesus, you are the King of kings and Lord of Lord’s. As we abide in you, help us to see with our spiritual eyes and see and declare the victory that you have won. All honor, glory and power belongs to our King. Amen. Shalom2u
Phi 2:13 KJV For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
This is Good News! We don’t have to do the work but let God do it through us. Our part is to believe what God says about the situation: temptation, trial, storm, mountain, etc.. We know, believe, and declare; then the Holy Spirit will quicken ( give life to the word proclaimed in faith. We can’t declare, what we don’t know. God’s test us all to see if we really believe. 1Pe 1:7 KJV That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Many Christians don’t know, believe and declare. They pray that ” if ” it be thy will instead of knowing it is God’s will. It’s a battle ! To move a mountain, calm a storm, kill a giant takes unwavering faith. Only through a personal relationship with Jesus ( the author & finisher of our faith) can we be able to believe.
Dear Jesus ! Everything we need is in and comes from you. You are the source of life, love, peace, joy and faith. As Peter declared: Joh 6:68 KJV Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. Lord Jesus we shall abide in you, for you give us all things. To God be the glory Amen! Www.Shalom2u.org
Here are some more scriptures that reveal these things.
Rom 4:5 KJV But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Joh 6:29 KJV Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
1Jn 4:9 KJV In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him