Seeking Jesus First - Aug. 18, 2023

Seeking Jesus First - Aug. 18, 2023
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Have faith in God.

Do not be afraid.

Trust God.

Do not fear.

Walk by faith and not by sight.

Submit to God.

Walk in the light.

Resist darkness.

There are tragedies taking place in the earth. At the same time, there are holy breakthroughs taking place in the earth. If the tragedy is going on around you, keep your faith and eyes on Jesus.

If you are strong, strengthen the weak. If you are able to lift up your hands and praise, lift up the hands of your brother or neighbor.

When we use our good times to strengthen and help others, we are actually preparing ourselves to be strong in our own future trials.

In this world, you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, Jesus, who is in you, has overcome the world.

Prepare yourself by praying continually. Pray in the spirit and in the understanding. Listening is an important part of praying. Prepare yourself by memorizing Scripture. Prepare yourself by spending time in the presence of God. Practice God’s Presence.

You will never know in the natural when you will be faced with a persecution, tribulation or trial. The sons of God are led by The Spirit of God. He will lead you around some desert trials but He will lead you into some as well.

Be assured that Holy Spirit and Christ Jesus and The Father will never leave you nor forsake you. He gave Himself a new name with the advent of Jesus The Christ. He is called Emmanuel, God with us. Jesus declared that you will know Holy Spirit because He will be with you and He will be in you.

Therefore, you are well able to overcome the world through your faith in Christ Jesus.

If you are confronted with darkness of any kind, you are the light of the world. Shine bright through the power of Christ in you.

Be outspoken. But speak the truth in love.

When the world shakes around you, you can stand in an unshakeable realm because you are seated in Christ Jesus in the heavenly places.

Begin to partner more with what God is doing through your prayers and decrees. Stop declaring what the devil is trying to do and start saying what you hear Jesus say.

Can’t hear yet?

Spend more time in His presence.

Can’t see yet?

Spend more time in His word.

Confess His promises. Decree these promises over your life and over your situations. And trust God to keep His promises.

Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den. His three companions were thrown into a fiery furnace. They declared that God would save them. They declared that if they were killed by the lions or by the flame, God is still God no matter the outcome. These were men that trusted in God’s word. They didn’t have Holy Spirit living in them like you do. They just trusted God’s word. You have God’s word and His Spirit. You are born of God’s Spirit. You are born again. You are a new creature. You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. You have the mind of Christ. You have a share in the glory of Christ. You are anointed. You can overcome.

David faced a giant and won. Then, he was rewarded by being chased by a king and by the king’s armies. David had to live in the city of his enemy and act like he was injured in his mind in order to live there. David trusted God and kept worshipping and spending time with God. David overcame by being faithful to a faithful and loving God.

You will face trouble in the earth. But you can rejoice in trouble. You can rejoice always. You can give thanks to God even in the face of the worst persecution or situation because you are already seated victoriously in Christ. And Christ is seated victoriously in you.

Today, believe God, reject fear, and walk in love, light and life. You are more than a conqueror through Christ who loves you.