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Forgiving Your Enemies.

Matthew_5-44: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you
Matthew_5-44: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you

Jesus spent a great deal of time talking about the importance of forgiving others. He made it clear that forgiveness is to be a characteristic of his followers. So let’s explore what it means to forgive others, the benefits of forgiving and how to forgive.

What It Means To Forgive.

“Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord. (Romans 12:19)

To forgive means to not seek revenge on the one who has hurt you. It means letting go of the anger we harbor inside us and allowing God to deal with him or her as he, in His perfect wisdom, sees fit.

It doesn’t mean excusing a wrong or denying that it ever happened. It means we don’t allow ourselves to be consumed with anger towards the one who has done something to us. Instead of cursing the people who has wrong us, we pray for them. Here are three verses that reflect the attitude of the forgiving heart:

“Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. (Matthew 5:44)

“Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate when people say unkind things about you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God wants you to do, and he will bless you for it.” (1 Peter 3:9)

“Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honourable Do your part to live in peace with everyone, as much as possible. Dear friends, never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God. For it is written, ‘I will take vengeance; I will repay those who deserve it,’ says the Lord. Instead, do what the Scriptures say: ‘If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink, and they will be ashamed of what they have done to you’. Don’t let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good.” (Romans 12:17-21)

Why Forgive.

“And don’t sin by letting anger gain control over you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a mighty foothold to the Devil. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of malicious behaviour” (Ephesians 4:26-27,31)

As the verses above tell us, anger gives Satan a foothold in our lives. Anger has a devastating effect on our relationship with God as well as with others. Over time we’ll take our anger out on those around us. It consumes us unless we deal with it.

Jesus passionately taught us to forgive others, to let go, to let him handle it. He wants us to be at peace and for that to happen anger must be replaced with forgiveness.

How To Forgive.

“Without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)

“I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44)

Tips To Help You Forgive.

Do not deny that you have been hurt. As we learned, forgiving is not denying.

Make a decision to forgive others (Luke 17:3-5)

Do not seek revenge or repay evil for evil. Let God handle it in His perfect way (1 Peter 3:9)

Ask Jesus to help you release the anger inside you (Ephesians 4:26-27,31)

Pray for a forgiving heart and read what the Bible says about the subject.

Pray for those who have hurt you (Matthew 5:44)

Romans 12:17-21 – Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. (Read More…)

Ephesians 4:32 – And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:31-32 – Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: (Read More…)

Matthew 5:44 – But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Mark 11:25 – And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

John 15:12 – This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Luke 6:27 – But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

Matthew 6:14-15 – For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: (Read More…)

Matthew 18:21-22 – Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times? (Read More…)

Matthew 5:43-48 – Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. (Read More…)

Matthew 18:15 – Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

Colossians 3:13 – Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye.

Luke 23:34 – Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Colossians 3:12-14 – Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; (Read More…)

1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Ephesians 4:26-27 – Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: (Read More…)

Romans 12:19 – Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Matthew 6:12 – And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

Proverbs 16:32 – [He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Proverbs 10:12 – Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

Ephesians 4:31 – Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 – Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become [as] sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. (Read More…)

Proverbs 19:11 – The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and [it is] his glory to pass over a transgression.

Romans 1:1-32 – Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called [to be] an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Read More…)

Luke 17:3-4 – Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. (Read More…)

Luke 17:4 – And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

Luke 17:3 – Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

Matthew 18:21-35 – Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times? (Read More…)

Luke 6:31 – And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Ephesians 4:29 – Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Proverbs 3:6 – In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Colossians 3:19 – Husbands, love [your] wives, and be not bitter against them.

Matthew 6:14 – For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

James 4:5 – Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

1 Peter 3:7 – Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with [them] according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

Hebrews 13:4 – Marriage [is] honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

2 Timothy 3:16 – All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Ephesians 6:1 – Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

Galatians 5:13 – For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only [use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Romans 14:19 – Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

John 13:34-35 – A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. (Read More…)

Matthew 5:32 – But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

2 Timothy 3:17 – That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

John 10:34 – Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

Luke 11:4 – And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Thank You Jesus.

Matthew_5-44: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you
Matthew_5-44: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you

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O Jesus Thou Lamb Of God

Matthew_18-11: For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost
Matthew_18-11: For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost

O Jesus Thou Lamb Of God
Thou Who Endured Agony
Thou Hast Done Thy Father’s Will
By Thy Forgiveness Of Sins
We Now Seek For Thy Mercy
And From The Guilts Of Our Sins
Take Us To Thy Place Of Joy
And At Last, To Live With Thee.

In The Trouble Of This World
Be Thou Our Helper O Lord
Save Us From All Temptations
And From All Our Enemies
Let Us Know Thy Death’s Value
That Thou Died Upon The Cross
Every Time Let Our Souls Be
Thy Sufferings To Remember.

Let Thy Love Abide In Us
And All Souls Which Have Now Strayed,
Teach Them To Know Thy Sweetness
Thy Life And Resurrection Which
Thy Death Hath Brought For Them
And At Last, That They May Be
Participants Of Thy Grace
And For Ever Reign With Thee.
Amen!

John_3-17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved
John_3-17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved

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A Debtor To Mercy Alone

Mark_8-36: For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Mark_8-36: For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

A Debtor To Mercy Alone
Of Covenant Mercy I Sing
Not Fear, With God’s
Righteousness On
My Person And Offering To Bring
The Terrors Of Law And Of God
With Me Can Have Nothing To Do
My Saviour’s Obedience And Blood
Hide All My Transgressions From View.

The Work Which His Goodness Began
The Arm Of His Strength Will Complete
His Promise Is Yea And Amen
And Never Was Forfeited Yet
Things Future, Nor Things That Are Now
Nor All Things Below Or Above
Can Make Him His Purpose For Go
Or Sever My Soul From His Love.

My Name From The Palm Of His Hand
Eternity Will Not Erase
Impressed On His Heart It Remains
In Marks To Indelible Grace
Yes, I To The End Shall Endure
As Sure As The Earnest Is Given
More Happy, But Not More Secure
The Glorified Spirits In Heaven.
Amen!

1-Peter_2-24: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed
1-Peter_2-24: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed

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Forgiveness.

Luke_6-37: Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven
Luke_6-37: Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven

Text:

Matthew 6:14-15
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

 

Mark 11:25 NIV

And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

 

Matthew 18:21-35 New International Version (NIV)

 

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.[a]

23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.

24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold[b] was brought to him.

25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’

27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins.[c] He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.

29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’

30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt.

31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.

32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’

34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.

35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

Introduction:

God forgave man as a result of the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ and He expects us to follow this good example.

Why do we need to forgive?

1. Without forgiveness there will be no answer to prayers.
Mark 11:26
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

2. So that the peace of God will abide with us
John 14:27
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

3. So that it shall be well with us
Isaiah 3:10
Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

4. To have everlasting life
John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

5. To have joy in our lives
John 15: 9-11
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

6. To communicate freely with God
Galatians 4:6 (New International Version)
Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”

1-John_1-9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness
1-John_1-9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness

Conclusion:

It is God’s will for us to forgive one another so as to receive forgiveness from Him. If you have made a vow not to forgive anybody who might have offended you, Please forgive such a person now because tomorrow may be too late.

Thank You Jesus!

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Search Me, O God! My Actions Try

Psalms_139-23: Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
Psalms_139-23: Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

Search Me, O God! My Actions Try
And Let My Life Appear,
As Seen By Thine All-Searching Eye –
To Mine My Ways Make Clear.

Search All My Sense, And Know My Heart,
Who Only Canst Make Known,
And Let The Deep, The Hidden Part
To Me Be Fully Shown.

Throw Light Into The Darkened Cells,
Where Passion Reigns Within;
Quicken My Conscience Till It Feels
The Loathsomeness Of Sin.

Search All My Thoughts, The Secret Springs,
The Motives That Control;
The Chambers Where Polluted Things
Hold Empire Over The Soul.

Search, Till Thy Fiery Glance Has Cast
Its Holy Light Through All,
And I By Grace Am Brought At Last
Before Thy Face To Fall.

Thus Prostrate I Shall Learn Of
Thee,
What Now I Feebly Prove,
That God Alone In Christ Can Be
Unutterable Love.
Amen!

Romans_11-33: h, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
Romans_11-33: h, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

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I Must Needs Go Home By The Way Of The Cross

John_14-6: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me
John_14-6: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me

I Must Needs Go Home By The Way Of The Cross
There’s No Other Way But This;
I Shall Never Get Sight Of The Gates Of Light,
If The Way Of The Cross I Miss.

The Way Of The Cross Leads Home,
The Way Of The Cross Leads Home,
It Is Sweet To Know, As I Onward
Go,
The Way Of The Cross Leads Home.

I Must Needs Go On In The Blood Sprinkled Way,
The Path That The Saviour Trod,
If I Ever Climb To The Heights Sublime,
Where The Soul Is At Home With God.

Then I Bid Farewell To The Way Of The World,
To Walk In It Never More;
For My Lord Says “Come,” And I Seek My Home,
Where He Waits At The Open Door.
Amen!

1-Corinthians_1-18: 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 the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God

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Revival Through Retreat. Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E A Adeboye

Psalms_51-10: Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me
Psalms_51-10: Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me

Memorise

Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? –
Psalms 85:6

Read

1 Kings 19:4-8 (KJV)
4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.
5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.
6 And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.
7 And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.
8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

MESSAGE

All human beings have an intense desire to connect to God. One vital element that is required to connect to God is a nice quite atmosphere, devoid of daily concerns, where one can ruminate over spiritual truths. Meanwhile, it is often difficult to create such within the unrelenting activities of one’s daily life. This is why a retreat comes in handy. A spiritual retreat could be defined as a sustained period of quite, uninterrupted time for a person to be reflective and receptive in God’s Presence. It offers a time to leave daily concerns, to connect with one’s spiritual self, and to be attentive to the needs of one’s soul and spirit. People seeking for a time of retreat often locate a retreat centre or a specific geographical place that offers an atmosphere conducive for quiet reflection. The search for spiritual retreats has taken many to prayer Mountains and remote solitary places.
Mount Carmel is best known as the site Elijah battled against the prophets of Baal. However, the fact that Elijah and Elisha frequently return to Mount Carmel is an indication that they were using the mountain for spiritual retreat. The overall purpose of a spiritual retreat is to be transformed in whatever manner God chooses. Withdrawing to a place of spiritual retreat is to be transformed in whatever manner God chooses. Withdrawing to a place of spiritual retreat offers a time for refreshment and nourishment of life, a time to experience a continual sense of God’s presence that could become a constant reality in everyday life. Act 3:19 says
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;”
Therefore, a time of spiritual retreat is a time for sober reflection, repentance, rededication, revival and rejuvenation. The book of 1 Kings 18:20-46 showed us the structure and pattern of spiritual retreat. First, Elijah rebuilt the ruined altar to YAHWEH, symbolising repentance and rededication of Israel to God. Then, he dug a trench around the altar and poured 12 jars of water on the sacrifice, the wood, and the altar, filling the trench, symbolising the activities of the spirit. Finally, he called on YAHWEH, who answered immediately by fire that consumed the whole sacrifice, including the water, the wood, the stones of the altar. This was immediately followed by heavy rains after three and half years of drought. There was great celebration as the people rejoiced in the Lord for a time of refreshing. A spiritual retreat always leads to celebration.
A spiritual retreat is also used to pursue personal holiness and to stay connected to God. Several passages in the Gospels according to Saint Mark and Matthew, give the account of Jesus retreating to pray. This point out the importance of spiritual retreat to Christians. Every child of God, as a matter of necessity, must constantly create time for spiritual retreat, seeking the face of the Lord for cleansing, renewal, rededication, and spiritual empowerment.

Prayer Point

Father, please revive me again, that I may experience a time of refreshing from above in Jesus name. Amen!

 

Matthew 23:37-25:30

Job 15:17-21

Isaiah_40-31: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint
Isaiah_40-31: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint

Thank You Jesus!

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Wartime Mentality!

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:19-20

Matthew_28-19-3: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost
Matthew_28-19-3: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost

Wartime Mentality!

Time spent fellowshipping with others should equip and empower you to do battle in daily life. Yet so many just go home from church, keep to themselves, and never obey the marching orders of our Commander in Chief who said to every Christian, “Go… and make disciples of all nations.”

The Christian life is not to be lived in a sanctuary, separated from risk and danger. No, every believer must answer the call to step into the unknown and unsafe areas of life, obeying the Commander-in-Chief’s call to preach the Good News of Christ to the ends of the earth!

Matthew_9-37: Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few
Matthew_9-37: Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few

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Wash Me, O Lamb Of God

Psalms_51-2: Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
Psalms_51-2: Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Wash Me, O Lamb Of God
Wash Me From Sin!
By Thine Atoning Blood,
Oh, Make Me Clean!
Purge Me From Every Stain,
Let Me Thy Image Gain,
In Love And Mercy Reign
Over All Within.

Wash Me, O Lamb Of God,
Wash Me From Sin!
I Long To Be Like Thee –
All Pure Within.
Now Let The Crimson Tide,
Shed From Thy Wounded Side,
Be To My Heart Applied,
And Make Me Clean.

Wash Me, O Lamb Of God,
Wash Me From Sin!
I Will Not, Cannot, Rest
Till Pure Within.
All Human Skill Is Vain,
But Thou Canst Cleanse Each
Stain
Till Not A Spot Remain –
Made Wholly Clean.

Wash Me, O Lamb Of God,
Wash Me From Sin!
By Faith Thy Cleansing Blood
Now Makes Me Clean.
So Near Art Thou To Me,
So Sweet My Rest In Thee –
Oh, Blessed Purity,
Saved, Saved From Sin!

Wash Me, O Lamb Of God, Wash Me From Sin!
Thou, While I Trust In Thee,
Wilt Keep Me Clean.
Each Day To Thee I Bring
Heart, Life-Yea, Everything;
Saved, While To Thee I Cling,
Saved From All Sin.
Amen!

1-John_1-9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness
1-John_1-9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness

Thank You Jesus!

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I Have Been To The Fountain Of Cleansing

Psalms_51-10: Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me
Psalms_51-10: Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me

I Have Been To The Fountain Of Cleansing
And Plunged Neath The Life Giving Flow
‘Tis The Blood Shed Of Calvary’s Mountain
That Makes The Soul Whiter Than Snow

O Yes It Makes Whiter Than Snow
The Blood Cleanses Me, This I Know
Since It Cleansed Me From Sin
I Have Jesus Within,
His Blood Cleanses Whiter Than Snow

I Have Been To The Fountain Of Cleansing
Found Peace In The Crucified One
All My Sins By His Grace Have Been Cancelled
And Heaven In My Soul Is Begun.

I Have Been To The Fountain Of Cleansing
And Glory Is Flooding My Soul
Hallelujah! My Heart Is Rejoicing
His Blood Makes Me Every White Whole.
Amen!

Thank You Jesus!

Psalms_51-2: Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
Psalms_51-2: Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

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Today, No Matter Where I Am, I Stand Boldly Before The Throne Of Grace Knowing That I Am Forgiven

Today, No Matter Where I Am, I Stand Boldly Before The Throne Of Grace Knowing That I Am Forgiven

Luke_6-37: Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven
Luke_6-37: Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven

“To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?”

1 Corinthians 5:5-6 (KJV)

Sin is so deadly that the devil effectively uses it to keep the believer in bondage. Sin humiliates, embarrasses, and destroys. It destroys the relationship between God and man. Sin robs a person of his confidence towards God and against Satan. Sin is like a blood red stain on a white cloth that screams at you. But thank God for the finished work of Calvary. Thank God for the blood that washes away every sin and allows us to stand boldly without blemish before God.

Child of God, the only hold the devil has on you is the hold of sin. That is why he will constantly remind you of your past. He knows that there is nothing else he can hold you down with. He knows that if he cannot mess with your mind he cannot get you. So he will constantly wield the power of condemnation. That is why Jesus came to disarm him. He came to be your righteousness. He took your place on the cross. He became sin so that you can be the righteousness of God in Christ. He took the full punishment. He was wounded for your transgression and bruised for your iniquities. All of your sins, past, present, and future, have been nailed to the cross. You stand before God discharged and acquitted; there is no chance for the devil to appeal. This is a deadly blow to the devil. He does not want you to realise this fact, so he constantly tries to hoodwink you. But today that hold is broken in Jesus’ name.

The truth is that as long as you see yourself as a sinner rather than the righteousness of God you will never fulfil God’s purpose. Jesus knew that we were helpless as long as Satan had his armour, so He paid the full price. Jesus took from the devil all he had used to hold man down with and He gave man liberty. Today, no matter where I am, I stand boldly before the throne of grace knowing that I am forgiven. And this completely disarms the devil and gives me victory.

Hallelujah! Satan has been disarmed (Colossians 2:13-15, TLB). Go about your business as if sin never existed.

Psalm 32:1-2

Romans 4:1-8

Isaiah 62-64

1 Timothy 1

Thank You Jesus!

2-Corinthians_5-17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new
2-Corinthians_5-17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new

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I Will Be Celebrated. There Is No Sin Strong Enough To Stop Me

I Will Be Celebrated. There Is No Sin Strong Enough To Stop Me

Psalms_118-24: This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it
Psalms_118-24: This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it

” ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

I have an assurance and witness from Heaven that you will not be disappointed. No matter the challenge you are passing through right now; in your business; in your marriage; in your job or academics; I know you will not be disappointed. I don’t care how tough it is for you right now, your celebration is on the way. Yes the year is practically drawing to a close; I prophesy over your life that you will celebrate.

That is why I am challenging you today to make plans for your celebration because your testimony is coming soonest; even sooner than you expect. What God has already done, you will not be able to exhaust for eternity. He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that you ask or think.

Do you know that your future is bright? Yes, you have a colourful destiny. God is not through with you yet. I serve a notice to the devil and his cohorts. What you have seen so far is nothing compared to what is coming your way. Something heavy is coming to you. You are more than a conqueror. That sickness will not kill you. No challenge will stop you. There is no sin strong enough to stop you. No bondage is strong enough to hold you. Once it passes through the blood, it cannot survive anymore.

Make plans for your celebration. The enemy may have said that you cannot have a child but I see you dedicating children. He may have said that you will not survive that sickness. Let me announce to him that that sickness will not see your end; you will see the end of that sickness. You cannot end the way you are now. God will come through for you.

I like Job. Even when things were so tough for him, he still said in Job 14:14 that he will wait all the days of his life until his change comes. In other words, he knew his change will come. He was not bothered about what the enemy was doing. Job had it settled in his heart that his change would come.

Do you know that your change will come? If you do, then get ready; make plans for your celebration because your testimony is here. I bless you today.

Jeremiah 29:1-14

Job 14:7-15

Zechariah 5-8

Revelation 19

Psalms_28-7: The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
Psalms_28-7: The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Thank You Jesus!

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