Calling, Destiny, and Purpose (7/13)

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Restoration of God (7/6)

This is the season of God for your restoration! We can and will glorify God as He intends, when we give Him permission to restore us first!

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Devotional 7/4

People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. Proverbs 6:30-31

God, through Christ, restores the sinner, blots out sin, and does away with its eternal consequences. He replaces the sinner where he was before he fell.
Albert Barnes

The Israelites had soul issues! They got stuck in a cycle of sin and repentance! The Lord wanted to heal them, so that He could lead them along the right paths. And today like the Israelites, the Lord God wants to address what the enemy has stolen from us.

God is so faithful, the Lord is so good that even when we are not faithful He is faithful. Remember the Israelites were delivered them from Egypt. They were slave for 400 years and God delivered them; they worshiped God when He did. But next thing you know they made a golden calf, had an orgy party and worshiped it! God had mercy on them, but it doesn’t end there. They began to fornicate and badmouth their leader (Moses), and in judgment God caused an earthquake to swallow 23,000 of them! The Lord knew that they had experienced disappointment and trauma at the hands of Egypt, which represent Satan and the world system. But when they needed God, they would be delivered and backslide again, yet God would give them the victory and bless them again and again.

The scripture above is a biblical principle, if a thief is caught, he must pay sevenfold. A principle is a guiding code that leads us when choosing to do things: a standard/rule for life. The word says that Satan came to steal, kill and destroy while Jesus Christ came to give us life, and eternal life (John 10:10): this means that: God is ready to restore what the enemy stole, sevenfold! 

Let’s pray:

Thank you Father God for restoration. Thank you for redemption and thank you for forgiveness and mercy. May we be generous vessels, giving and lending to others as you have blessed us. May we be faithful with our tithes, and may we continue to be good stewards of all that you have placed in our hands. It’s in the name of the matchless and incomparable Jesus do I pray. Amen.

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Devotional 6/21

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30

You are a steward of every moment, of every talent, of every gift, of every resource that God has given you.
Chose wisely what you do today!
Paul Washer

The blueprint of God’s plan was first revealed through His prophets. From the beginning it was God’s plan that the world may be saved. Salvation came from the Jews but was not exclusively for them. As a peculiar people they were chosen to glorify God, in comparison to the great nations which surrounded them (Babylonia, Assyria, etc.).
  • All families of the earth were to be blessed through Abraham. (Gen. 12:1-3)
  • Gentiles will come to thy light. (Is. 60:3)
  • God will show mercy upon one who had not obtained mercy and will say to them which were not His people, “You are my people!’ and they shall say, ‘You are my God”. (Hos. 2:23)
Every Christ follower should bear the fruit of the Spirit; the bible says we will know them by their fruit. Jesus told the disciples, that they didn’t chose God- but that God chose them… to bear fruit! John 15:16 says, I have appointed you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. God gives us the anointing and the ability to be fruitful: evangelize, instruct others and build disciples.
The Lord has set us apart, as representatives, to do work in His Name, develop Godly character, and be His witnesses. Those that win souls are wise, lets be the Lord’s witnesses!
Let’s pray:
Father God, we thank you for choosing us and setting us apart for your glory. I pray you help us all to cultivate the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control. I pray you help us remove all false identifying markers set by this world from our minds, hearts and memories. I also ask you to help us bear fruits of repentance and good works. Thank you for a new nature Lord. In jesus name, Amen.
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Devotional 6/16

He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world. 1 John 2:2

Just like chalk can be erased from a blackboard; with sincere repentance, the effects of our transgression can be erased through the atonement of Jesus Christ.

Boyd K. Packer

Many religions perform rituals and sacrifices to their gods. And in the Old Testament, teaches that lawbreakers and God offenders, were held responsible for their sins. Jesus Christ is our atonement!

Atonement: reparation for a wrong or injury: repayment, recompense.

The word attone comes from before the middle age, and it means “to be at one: harmony“. Jesus is our atonement: Jesus makes us one with God, He gives us peace with God!

Jesus Christ is the ultimate sacrifice! Through His sacrifice, God reconciled us with God.

As human beings we want to believe we have to perform to receive love, forgiveness, blessings or any other thing. But this is the Good News: God requires faith. Faith in Christ means believe in Him and bear fruits of repentance. There is nothing we can do to buy salvation, it has been given to us by our faith in Christ alone (Eph.2). When we sin, there is no form of sorrow, retribution or trade which we can do or perform to deserve God’s forgiveness. The word says that if we sin, we have a high priest who knows our weaknesses and intercedes for us and who washes us clean with His blood (1 John 1:19)! God doesn’t count us righteous because of our actions, we are the righteousness of God through Christ (Rom. 3:22 & 2 Cor. 5:21). Like Abraham, we are righteous to God when our faith makes us friends with God!

Contrary to logic: we simply come to God, and believe Him at His word!

Let’s pray:

Thank you father God for being the repair to our wrongs. Thank you for being our righteousness. And thank you for giving us a new identity, and for calling us into your sheepfold. I pray for a fresh revelation for each your children. In Jesus name, Amen.

Devotional 6/15

But when the Spirit of Truth comes He will guide you into all the Truth, He will not speak on His own accord, but only what He hears and He will tell you what is to come. John 16:13

I don’t believe in accidents, but I do believe in divine appointments.

Thank you Lord for divine appointments and partnerships.

I pray you help us recognize the purpose of each person in our lives. May we gracefully exit relationships which drain us or which serve no purpose Jesus. I pray you give us grace when speaking, give us the right words to communicate whether in negotiations, confrontation and those conversations on the job. I pray that our lights would shine so bright, that negativity could not come near us.

Thank you for leading ya through the doors you have specifically for us. I pray for those waiting for open doors to be encouraged, hopeful and in right standing with you despite it all.

I also pray for those who need to make decisions, may you endow them with wisdom, strategy and grace to do so. May you bless our finances, and break all curses in our lives concerning money. And may we be great stewards of all that you place in our hands. Thank you Lord God.

In Jesus name, Amen.

Devotional 6/14

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. Proverbs‬ ‭4:18‬

Many of the good things would never have happened, if the bad things hadn’t happened first.

Suze Orman

One way or another, once a day or once a year: we will all experience struggle in this journey with God. It happens to the strongest of us.

The enemy, the thief who came to steal and destroy is after the souls. Satan will oppress us, until we throw in the towel. That means you and I are prime targets, especially as ministers of Christ. We may minister to others through song, intercession, evangelism, teaching or any other way. And Satan will do all he can to keep us from the service of the Lord (salvation of souls).

  • Condemnation: stagnating his guilt trips
  • Contamination: damaging our hearts and minds to the point of abandoning God and ministry
  • Destruction: invalidating our testimony (and reputation)
  • Stealing: making us insecure, doubtful and faithless (no faith)
  • Killing: making us hopeless and killing our selves literally, or sabotaging our opportunities again and again (despair)

God knows the battles we face and will be facing on a regular basis. Remember what Jesus told Peter; Luke 22 says, the enemy wants to sift you like wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail.

Some seasons are more challenging than others, but God has called us to be steadfast in faith. He is the Rock where we stand, even when the storms come and the winds blow… we will be standing firm!

Let’s pray:

Father God, thank you for being our Rock! Thank you for being the one who picks up our heads and the one who leads us along paths of righteousness. Again I pray you reveal to us, how profound your love is for us. May you give us keen discernment to know when Satan is using schemes and devices against us, and to know when it is you speaking. Thank you Lord, I’m Jesus name. Amen.