Corinthians-Philippians

Episltes - Cor - Phil.

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 1:1 KJV Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

If it was up to the Church, Paul would have never been an Apostle. I know that I would have never picked Paul. God knows the heart of man. As long as men pick leaders, there are going to be mistakes made. I guess that is why we need to keep praying for all leaders.

Dear Jesus! We can only go by our feelings most of the time. They might start out good but get tempted and go astray. We also can be narrow minded and think that it has to be done a certain way. Help us and our leaders to keep our eyes on You and follow You. Give them visions and revelation to bring forth the Good News. May all we seek and do bring glory to Your name. We pray for more like Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit to declare Your Word in power and love. To God be the glory Amen! www.Shalom2u.org

        1Co 1:2 EasyEnglish I am sending this letter to you Christians (the church) in the city called Corinth. God chose you for himself. He wanted you to be his special people, who belong to him. He has made you good and clean inside because he has made you join to Christ Jesus. Also, he has made you join to everyone everywhere who worships our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is their Lord, as he is our Lord.

    The EasyEnglish version expressed  how God sees us ” In Christ  “.    We keep on looking at our flesh but God looks on the inner man.  The New Creation man made in the image and likeness of Christ.   When we declare who we are in Christ, we are walking in the Spirit.   This takes faith.   When we declare who we are in the flesh,  we are walking after the flesh.   This doesn’t require any faith.   

     The next thing that we have to establish is the Word ” Lord “.   The word Lord can have a very positive effect or a negative one.   God came to save everyone.   He wants everyone to receive Him as Lord and Savior.   This is very positive because as Lord and Savior, He has been granted permission to use His power and authority to bless and protect us.   Psalms 23 and Psalms 103 are  just two good examples of Jesus doing that.  Now when it comes to evil spirit, He comes against them with all His power and authority to destroy their evil ways.   

    Dear Jesus!  As Lord and Savior,  we are in Your mighty, all-powerful, protecting, loving hands.   Psalms 91:1‭-‬2 WEB   He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of Yahweh, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”    In You, we are protected and cared for.   To God be the glory Amen!     www.Shalom2u.org 

1Co 1:3-4 WEB3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I always thank my God concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus;

  Jesus is the foundation of the Christian Faith.   It’s all about Jesus and Faith in Him.   Faith in Jesus is more than believing in His name, He is Savior and the Son of God.   Until we fully believe that Jesus saves 100%, we will keep trying to obey the Law and save ourselves.   This is where Grace comes in.   We receive Grace by Faith in believing what Jesus has done for us.   We are righteous not because we act righteously but by Faith and Grace from Jesus Christ.     Philippians 3:9 WEB      and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;      Romans 5:1‭-‬2 WEB     Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

     Too many churches have separated Faith and Grace.  Each compliment one another in our journey of walking in the Spirit.   We cannot receive the promises of God, except through Faith and Grace from Jesus Christ. 

    Dear Jesus!  You came to bring us Peace.  Your message was how much the Father loves us and how we can have peace with God through our faith in You.  This is just one of the many blessings that we receive by Grace and Faith in You.   Thank You for Your Shalom/ Peace.   Now we pray for others that need that saving Grace and Peace.   2 Corinthians 13:14 WEB The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s love, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen.  Shalom/ Peace.     www.Shalom2u.org

ARE WE RECEIVING GRACE & PEACE FROM GOD? The LAW DEMANDS, LOVE GIVES, GRACE SUPPLIES, FAITH RECEIVES.

1Co 1:4-8 WEB 4 I always thank my God concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus; 5 that in everything you were enriched in him, in all speech and all knowledge; 6 even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: 7 so that you come behind in no gift; waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ; 8 who will also confirm you until the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

GRACE comes from faith in Jesus Christ. When we are Born Again, we are one with Jesus. Jesus is full of Grace and many other things. It’s in us but we can’t see it in the Flesh. We have to see it in God’s Word first. As we meditate on the Word, it will go into our souls. From our souls ( hearts) it will come out of our mouths. We can’t keep saying things like ” I’m stupid “, when God Word says that we are in Christ enrich with knowledge. It is very hard to believe because the flesh will say the opposite of what God Word says who we are.

GRACE COMES FROM FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST. WHO WE ARE IN HIM.

Dear Jesus! You came so that we would have life more abundantly. When we receive You, we receive all that You are. We receive Your Grace to live as overcomers. To be able to defeat all the power of darkness. There is only Light in You. There is only the fullness of life in You. We declare Your Grace to the world. Grace and Peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Light Be, Shalom/ Peace to you

1Co 1:10 WEB Now I beg you, brothers, through the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

Here we see Paul talking about division in the Church. This is the First century Church that he is talking about. This is one of the devil’s plans. He has been dividing the church for centuries. There are a lot of things that we don’t agree on; but we all should agree on the things about Christ. The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is being brought down by some things that aren’t that important. Jesus and the Gospel, Good News has to be first. It’s the Gospel that saves. Romans 1:16 WEB For I am not ashamed of the Good News of Christ, for it is the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes; for the Jew first, and also for the Greek.

Dear Jesus! We thank You for the Gospel. We thank You for those that are preaching the Gospel. We thank You for raising up many in the Church to declare Your Name, Jesus: Jehovah Saves . Many will come to You, the light of the world and be saved. The world will see Your Light and give You glory. Light Be in Jesus name. Glory to the Lamb. www.Shalom2u.org

1Co 1:18-19 WEB18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are dying, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise. I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing.”

It seems that the smarter one is, the more difficult it is to believe God’s Word.

     Pro 18:12 WEB Before destruction the heart of man is proud, but before honor is humility.

 Everything that we are called to believe, seems foolish.   In a way we are called to act foolishly because to the natural man it does make sense.   It even seems like one has lost their mind.  That’s the difference between ” walking in the Spirit ” and ” walking after the flesh “.   Abraham and David are two good examples.   Abraham called himself a father of many nations even before Issac was born.   David faced a giant and declared that he was going to defeat him.   

   Dear Jesus!  We know that Your words are true.   In the natural, they are hard to believe and understand.   The more we focus on You and know You and Your ways.  The more we are able to see and believe.   We believe the message of the Cross and how You gave Your life for us.   We believe that salvation is only in You and You make us a New Creation.  All praise, honor, and glory to You Lord Jesus: the Savior of the world.   www.Shalom2u.org 

   1Co 1:28-31 WEB 28 God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things that don’t exist, that he might bring to nothing the things that exist, 29 that no flesh should boast before God. 30 Because of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption: 31 that, as it is written, “He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord.”

    When we were Born Again,  we humble ourselves.   We confessed that we couldn’t save ourselves but needed a Savior.   This is how we should continue to live; declaring who we are in Jesus.  Verse 30 tells us who we are in Him.  He has made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption.   

    Dear Jesus!   You made us a New Creation in Your image and likeness.  We  boast about what You have done to us.  We boast that You, Lord Jesus has made us wise, righteous, sanctified, redeemed and so much more.  It was all Your doing , all Your Grace.   The world needs Your Grace.   We pray that Your Grace be upon all.    2 Corinthians 13:14 WEB The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s love, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen.  www.Shalom2u.org 

1Co 2:1-5 WEB 1 When I came to you, brothers, I didn’t come with excellence of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. 4 My speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith wouldn’t stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

We have many preaching the Gospel. They sound pretty good but is it the wisdom of God or the wisdom of men? Paul’s preaching was based on Jesus Christ and Him crucified. It is the heart of the Gospel. Even still, the power of the Holy Spirit is needed to be manifested. Jesus preached the Good News but still needed the power of the Holy Spirit.  Let’s keep calling on the Holy Spirit to manifest His presence and give life to the Church. 

Dear Jesus! When you left, you said that you would send us the Holy Spirit to help us. For years we have been deceived; believing that the gifts of the Holy Spirit were gone. The only way we are going to defeat this darkness in the world, is by the power of the Holy Spirit. We call upon You, Holy Spirit to bring birth to our words as we declare: LIGHT Be! Shalom/ Peace on earth and goodwill to all in Jesus name Amen! Glory to the Lamb! www.Shalom2u.org

1Co 2:7-10 WEB7 But we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom that has been hidden, which God foreordained before the worlds for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this world has known. For had they known it, they wouldn’t have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written, “Things which an eye didn’t see, and an ear didn’t hear, which didn’t enter into the heart of man, these God has prepared for those who love him.” 10 But to us, God revealed them through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.

We must be open to hear wisdom from God. It’s not easy to get. One must search it out. Pro 2:4-6 WEB 4 if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures: 5 then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, and find the knowledge of God. 6 For Yahweh gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

So we must seek it. We do this by Meditating on the Word. We can’t read the Bible just like any other book. There is always something that is hard to understand and hard to believe.

Isa 55:9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Dear Jesus! Your Word is hard to understand and believe but we keep our eyes on You. We keep seeing how great thou art : full of love, grace, and mercy. We see how much You sacrificed for us and so we believe. We pray that all would come and see. We command that the blind to see, the deaf to hear, the lame to walk, unclean be made clean, and the captives set free in Jesus name Amen! Glory to the Lamb! www.Shalom2u.org

1Co 2:12-16 WEB12 But we received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we might know the things that were freely given to us by God. 13 We also speak these things, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual things. 14 Now the natural man doesn’t receive the things of God’s Spirit, for they are foolish to him, and he can’t know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual discerns all things, and he himself is judged by no one. 16 “For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him?” But we have Christ’s mind.

   We have to be sensitive to the NEW MAN, the New Creation, the spiritual man.   As long as we rely on the Old Man, the flesh we can not understand what God is trying to tell us.  It won’t make any sense.   Now as the New Man , the New spiritual Creation meditates on God’s Word, he will receive revelation and understanding.   

  Dear Jesus!   When we receive You into our hearts, You made us a New Creation.   Now as we abide in You, You give us wisdom and understanding.  We are now able to see Your great love for all mankind and how much You want to save them.   Your Amazing Grace did it for us and so we declare Grace, Grace, Amazing Grace to all.    2 Corinthians 13:14 WEB The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s love, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen.

FREELY GIVEN: SALVATION, GRACE, PEACE, JOY, WISDOM, RIGHTEOUSNESS, SANCTIFICATION ETC.

Col 3:10 KJV And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created

1Co 3:1-4 WEB1 Brothers, I couldn’t speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly, as to babies in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not with meat; for you weren’t yet ready. Indeed, you aren’t ready even now, 3 for you are still fleshly. For insofar as there is jealousy, strife, and factions among you, aren’t you fleshly, and don’t you walk in the ways of men? 4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” aren’t you fleshly?

We seem to have too many immature Christian. Jesus has to be the foundation of our faith. It’s only by focusing on Jesus. His sacrifice for us and who we are in the spirit will help us grow in the Spirit. There are many differences in the faith but it’s about our faith in Jesus that’s really important. Are we receiving the Grace we need from Jesus to live the Christian life? Remember that we are saved by Grace through Faith in Jesus, not by works.

Dear Jesus! When we focus on You, we are receiving spiritual food – meat. Your Words gives us life more abundantly. They help us grow from babies to mature sons and daughters. We pray that You continue to open up our eyes, ears, and hearts to Your Gospel of Grace. Again we pray: 2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s love, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen. www.Shalom2u.org

1Co 3:8-11 KJV 8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. 9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. 10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. 11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

In the body of Christ, we all are called to build up the “Body “. Not everyone has the same function but all are called to build on the same foundation. Jesus is the cornerstone. Everything must have its roots in Him. Jesus came to fulfill the Law so that we would be under His Grace and not the Law. Some are building on the Law instead of Grace.   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:

    Dear Jesus!   You want Your body to grow.  You want Your Kingdom to grow.  We will continue to lift you up and You will make it grow.    John 12:32 WEB   And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”    We declare You Jesus,  the Savior of the world.  You are the Light of the world, the Prince of Peace and so we declare Light Be and Shalom/ Peace  on earth in Jesus name Amen!   www.Shalom2u.org 

1Co 2:14-16 WEB14 Now the natural man doesn’t receive the things of God’s Spirit, for they are foolishness to him, and he can’t know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual discerns all things, and he himself is judged by no one. 16 “For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him?” But we have Christ’s mind.

You can not receive by your natural senses: what you see with your eyes, hear we Your natural ears and believe with your natural understanding. We receive by Faith, believing God’s Word. It’s the New Man, the Born again Man, the Spirit man that sees with spiritual eyes.,hears with spiritual ears, and believes with their heart/ soul.

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.

Dear Jesus! When we received You as our Savior, You made us a New Creation. We became a New Spirit, one with You. As we meditate on Your Words, we now can see the things that are hidden of God. Colossians 1:26‭-‬27 WEB the mystery which has been hidden for ages and generations. But now it has been revealed to his saints, to whom God was pleased to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory;

We thank You Lord Jesus for revealing these mysteries to us. Now we pray that others might see. We command that the blind see, the deaf hear, that the unbelieving hearts would receive in Jesus name Amen! www.Shalom2u.org

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!
SHALOM2U

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.
Ephesians 6:12

       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
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