Invisible


For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God
— Colossians 3:3

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Satan doesn't have access to you! Remember that! Too many people allow defeat to take place in their life, they actually make room for it. Some people convince themselves that life is too good for something bad NOT to happen—inevitably you get what you allow and an attack happens. But the Bible says you are hidden with Christ! 

There’s no attack that can come near you! The devil is NOT omnipresent (being present everywhere), omniscient (all knowing) or omnipotent (having all power). He’s a fraud. He’s a fake. He is powerless. He’s a dope. He has no idea where you are if you’re hidden in Christ Jesus. 

Look at what Ephesians 1:21 says, “Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come.” As Christ is, so are we in this world! (1 John 4:17) You are seated ABOVE all ruler, authority, power, leader, or anything else! You cannot be touched! You cannot be defeated! 

The devil isn't on the same playing field as you, in fact, he’s under your feet! (Romans 16:20) You are strong. You are fearless. You are courageous. You never have to be attacked. You never have to wage war with satan. You are MORE than a conqueror. All you have to do is accept it and walk in it. 

No sickness can come near you. No failure can succeed. You have the mind of Christ. You have God’s grace working on the inside of you. That grace is made available through the blood of Jesus for overwhelming victory! Put the devil to shame and shut the door that would allow for him to “attack” your life. HE CAN’T EVEN SEE YOU!



Walk On Water


But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”

And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”

So He said, “Come.”

— Matt.14:27-29

Things are happening around us good and bad. What we focus on is what will be magnified. If you continue to look at the problem, the problem gets bigger. If you keep your eyes on God, God gets bigger. It’s that easy. YOU make the choice as to what it is you’ll fix your eyes on. 

I went to bed last night with the image of Peter walking on the water. By God’s simple command to “come,” Peter walked out and did what His Savior did! Why then did he begin to sink?

Matthew 14:30 says, “But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!””

What we keep our eyes on will determine our life’s outcome.  

It was easy to see the strong winds and rough waves—Peter had been seeing it all night! The thing that made him rise above natural order was Jesus’ WORD—“Come”. His Word sustained the provision to walk on water. Jesus’ command broke all natural law by causing the waters to firm up with every step taken. It was only when Peter took his gaze off of Jesus that he began to sink. 


Don’t take your eyes off of Jesus. 


His command for you is still “Come”.

Matthew 11:28-30,  Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

That spirit of heaviness must be done away with once and for all. How? By keeping your eyes on the Savior. Don’t lose sight of Him. Don’t let go of His Command!

Isaiah 61:3 says, “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.” You are a tree of righterouness! Glorify God by walking in His freedom. Free from all fear. Free from what it may look like. Stay focused and fixed on His Word and begin to walk in the supernatural! 


Are You Saying It?

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to contradict nor resist.

— Luke 21:15

A great man of God by the name of Bishop David Oyedepo said, “A closed mouth is a closed destiny.” The reason most Christians remain unfruitful in life is because they haven't allowed themselves to SPEAK out the Word of God. We must remember the power of life and death are in the spoken word. (Proverbs 18:21)

What you say makes a reality for you. Where you are today is because of what you said yesterday! If we knew our futures depended on what we release out of our mouths TODAY, wouldn’t we be more careful with what we say? Everything you see around you is sustained by the mighty power of His command. (Heb. 1:3) It all began with a spoken Word! 

If you’re bold enough to believe the Word—you must be bold enough to speak the Word! Tell your problems to go back to hell where they came from. Tell that sickness and disease to pack its things and GO. Tell your marriage to be fruitful. Speak to your bank account and tell it to flourish (if you’re a tither and a giver of course). Tell yourself you’re beautiful. Tell your brain to be sharp and creative! SPEAK OUT THE PROMISES OF GOD. Like…right now…go ahead. Thank me later.

Selfish.

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
— Phil. 2:3

Webster’s Dictionary defines selfish as “Regarding one's own interest chiefly or soley; influenced in actions by a view to private advantage.” God has no selfish qualities about Him. In fact, He cared so much about man’s good, that He gave all He had, His only Son! (John 3:16)

If you’re a believer you must die to selfishness! If you’re in the ministry, this ESPECIALLY applies to YOU! You are not God’s  gift to the world, Jesus is. If you carry yourself as though everyone should serve you, you’ve missed the point of what Jesus did! 

Do remember in John 13 when Jesus washed the feet of His disciples? He embodied humbleness and unselfishness. He put THEM first! If you aren't putting people first in your life, you’ll neglect the power of love. When you neglect Love, you neglect God, because God is love! (1 John 4:7)

Love has to motivate you. It’s the only thing that’s going to matter. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 says, “If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it;a but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.” What good is your life if you live for yourself. 

What are you hopes and desires? Is it to get rich and famous? To amass hundreds and millions of dollars? To get 10,000 followers  on social media? Or is it the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness? This is the one things that will allow God to promote you! He chooses those who are of one heart and mind with His. His mind is to save a lost and dying world. “So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.” (Matthew 20:16)


Double Mindedness

Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.
— James 1:8

We must have a determination to pursue the things of God. Your loyalty can't be divided. This double-mindedness cannot stay in you if your desire is to be a success. This unsettled, undetermined, unstable and wavering mentality in a person must be done away with.

Whether you’re believing for a Godly spouse, total healing or a financial miracle, you must be one sided! Philippians 1:6 says, “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” What you’re confident of never requires a second look. When you’re confident about something, you rest— knowing doubt can’t infiltrate. 

As a Believer, we must walk daily in this kind of confidence in God and work at it! Is there anything that’s causing you to doubt? Find 3 scriptures and kill the doubt. Have you been disobedient in acting upon the Word? Be determined to do it—NOW! James 1:22 says, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” When you don't ACT on the WORD you DECEIVE yourself! The greatest obstacle to your destiny is YOU. 

Make the decision today, that you are SOLD OUT to Jesus Christ. Don’t allow doubt to come in. Don’t read the Word and NOT apply it so as to deceive yourself. God said He would give you life and life more abundantly. If you haven't seen that, get back to the drawing board (The Word) and freely walk in this way you should go!

Defy The Natural

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

— Luke 1:37

Do you really think God has limitations? 

The Creator and Maker of the World. 

The Beginning and The End. 

The First and The Last. 

The Great I AM.

The Great Physician.

The All Powerful One.

The God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob, 

The God of Oyedepo, Adeboye and Copeland.

If that’s your God, HE HAS NO LIMITS!

NOTHING is impossible with God! The very birth of Jesus was out of natural order. The parting of the Red Sea was supernatural. The very resurrection of Jesus defied mans natural order! 

God is not confined to the natural. How can He be? A supernatural God is…well…supernatural. So why then must we convince ourselves that our case is impossible? Why must we continue to doubt that God will come through? Don’t believe the lie! 

There’s nothing you’ve done that God won’t forgive. There’s no stage 4 cancer that God can’t consume. There’s no marriage too far gone to rescue. Believe the God that’s alive and well. He’ll rise to the occasion..your occasion. When you see defeat, limitation and failure, God sees, victory, possibility and glory! 

Don’t put God in a box! Remind yourself of Luke 1:37, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD! If you serve Him, allow Him to take His proper place in faith. 

Constant And Perfect Peace

You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.

— Isaiah 23:6

The promises of God are for you! Anything written in the scriptures are able to happen in you and through you. The more you read these devotionals, I pray God would continue to remove every hindrance and limitation in your mind. If you’ve ever wondered if perfect and constant peace is possible, read and re-read Isaiah 23:6.

The Amplified Bible says God keeps a person in perfect AND constant peace when their minds are stayed on Him. How can we have that constant peace and victory over fear? You must think the Word of God. 

Thinking about the Word enables you to wash your mind of fear, worry and anxiety. You must commit to God’s Word, lean on God’s Word and hope CONFIDENTLY in God’s Word. Remember, John 1:1 says, “ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” When you think the Word, you think God. When you lean on the Word, you lean on God.  When your hope is in the Word, your hope is in God! 

It’s not just about reading, but inclining your mind AND character to the things of God. James 1:23 says, “For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror.” You must make the proper adjustments instructed by the Word of God. You must be a person of holy character. When you incline your mind and character to God, you side with LIFE. You side with the supernatural which in turn keep you in the supernatural! Free from all demonic opposition! It’s so important to read and side yourself with God. 


Conquer The Enemy In Your Mind

‘Because your men explored the land for forty days, you must wander in the wilderness for forty years—a year for each day, suffering the consequences of your sins. Then you will discover what it is like to have me for an enemy.’ 

— Numbers 14:34

I didn't have you read this scripture to bring you down or condemn you in any way. I want you to understand the power of the battle in your mind. God sent these 12 spies into the promise land and 10 came back with a terrible report. What made the difference? Their minds. 

When we are commanded to do something we must do it! The things written in God’s Word are not optional for us. We either do them or we suffer the consequences for not doing them. God wanted them to take over the land and because they allowed fear and doubt to intercept their faith, they had to wander the desert for another 40 years! 

You can never attain your promise land until you first obey and do what God commanded. Notice how God never had another plan of attack. He had one way and He waited 40 years for them to get their hearts right before going back and taking territory. 

Save yourself the years of frustration and simply do what God tells you to do! If He said you can take the land, take it. If He said you’re healed, receive it. If He said you’re rich, be rich! If He said don't fear, eliminate fear! 

Joshua 1:9 says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” A victors mentality gets the job done! Look at the boldness of Joshua’s proclamation, “Only rebel not against the LORD, neither fear you the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.” (Numbers 14:9)

He refused to bow in fear. He refused to tolerate the devils lies. In Joshua’s mind, he already had them beat! You must see yourself as already slaying the giant. Maybe it’s a giant of poverty, fear, sickness or defeat. You can eat the devourer by conquering them in your mind first! When you do, they’ll be like bread! It’s that bread that brings nourishment for your next battle—making them even easier! Conquer the enemy in your mind! 


Fear God Get Knowledge

Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline
— Proverbs 1:7

Fear in this scripture is defined as “a holy awe or reverence of God and his laws.” We all must seek the knowledge of God but if we don't have a reverent fear and awe for Him or His laws, we’ll never get our answers! Webster’s Dictionary goes on to say, “leading the subjects of it to hate and shun everything that can offend such a holy being, and inclining them to aim at perfect obedience.” 

We’ve been trained to be afraid of everything. We innately carry that same fear into the things of God. There are people who are scared of God because they think He’s a hard master, ready to strike them dead with lightning. True fear of God hates what God hates. True fear of God refuses to do anything that would offend the Holy Ghost. When we do things to please Him, we invoke true knowledge. 

Knowledge brings life. Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children” That’s heavy!  The reason the problem stays is because you haven't received the knowledge to move the mountain! This lack of knowledge not only effects YOU, it affects your children!

Today, ask God to fill you with knowledge. Ask Him to remove anything that would repel wisdom and discipline. Remove pride from your life that would hinder God’s correction thus allowing ignorance to prevail. In the name of Jesus!

Born Again But Not Transformed

And so, dear brothers and sisters,a I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

— Romans 12:1-2

Some people are born again but never allow the Word to transform their lives. When you get saved God changes the inside but you’re the one that must change the outside! If you suffer defeat, if there’s no difference between you and the people in the world, you must  be transformed! 

Romans 12:2 gives us insight about the Christian who’s not transformed by the Word. They still live in defeat. They suffer addiction. They fall prey to sickness. There’s seemingly no difference between them and someone without the Lord. The difference comes from how much you allow the Word of God to transform you. 

It’s not enough for you to read the Word, you must believe it enough to transform you—your MIND. Change the way you think. One of the greatest obstacles in person’s mind is the way they think. If you think defeat, defeat will come. If you think failure, failure will make its way to you! Until you let the Word change your mind, you’ll allow it to transform your heart! It’s then that you can combat every attack satan throws at you by your spoken word! 


Seek Peace And Pursue It 

They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.

— 1 Peter 3:11

The devil will try to throw things in your life to get you to lose your peace. We must be diligent about keeping our peace! I find 1 Peter 3:11 very interesting, it says you must “seek the peace and pursue it”. Peace doesn’t search for you, you must search after it.

Don’t let the enemy rob you of your peace. If he robs you of peace, he’ll also help himself to your joy! Proverb 4:23 says,“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” How do we guard our heart? Philippians 4:7 says, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” This is why we must pursue peace! In order to protect our hearts, we must protect the peace! 

Every problem in your life has its root in a loss of peace. Your peace may have been stolen because of a child who left the faith or a health issue that suddenly came on you. Whatever the cause, seek the peace! The only kind of peace is the one that stems from God. It’s the peace that defies emotion and reason— exceeding anything you can understand! 

Psalm 23 is good reminder for us as to why we should seek and continue to be in pursuit of peace. Read it every day and understand what’s available to every child of God who makes Jesus the Great Shepherd of their life. 


Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd;

    I have all that I need.

He lets me rest in green meadows;

    He leads me beside peaceful streams.

He renews my strength.

He guides me along right paths,

    bringing honor to his name.

Even when I walk

    through the darkest valley,[a]

I will not be afraid,

    for you are close beside me.

Your rod and your staff

    protect and comfort me.

You prepare a feast for me

    in the presence of my enemies.

You honor me by anointing my head with oil.

    My cup overflows with blessings. 

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me

    all the days of my life,

and I will live in the house of the Lord

    forever.


Your 24 Hour Turn Around

Then David asked the LORD, “Should I chase after this band of raiders? Will I catch them?” And the LORD told him, “Yes, go after them. You will surely recover everything that was taken from you!”


— 1 Samuel 30:8

This is the Word of The Lord for you today. It’s time to go after it. What? Everything the devil has taken from you! You don’t have to wait 15 years for your turnaround. God can make the change you need in 24 hours! In the Book of Second Kings 7, we see how the Israelite’s spent years in destruction, desolation and famine but one Word from the Lord turned it all around— in less than a day!

If God created the world in 6 days, what makes you think your problem is too great to turn around in one day?! What you need is a Word. It all starts with the Word of the Lord for your turnaround. The next time you pass by a bible or your phone remember that in it lies the power for your 24-hour turnaround! 

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve suffered with depression, God can bring you joy! In fact, that's a word for you! Psalm 30:5 says “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.” Set yourself up for the win. Don’t see yourself the way you’ve seen yourself, picture the turnaround! Go after it! It lies waiting for you— all you need is to muster up enough courage to say “Enough is enough!” 

Those men with leprosy in 2 Kings 7 decided to go after it, even if it meant death! 2 Kings 7:3-4 says, “Now there were four men with leprosy at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, “Why stay here until we die? If we say, ‘We’ll go into the city’—the famine is there, and we will die. And if we stay here, we will die. So let’s go over to the camp of the Arameans and surrender. If they spare us, we live; if they kill us, then we die.” Why suffer with your problem one more day? 

When you step out in faith with the Word of God in tow, you’ll soon find out your enemy has vanished! Everything the devil stole from you has been there waiting for you to discover and take back!

Are You Willing?

If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land;
— Isaiah 1:19

The blessing of God comes to those who are obedient AND WILLING. There are lots of times in my life where I may have been obedient but my heart wasn’t willing. I knew it was right for me to walk away and not get angry, but my heart wasn’t ready to forgive! In everything we do, we must be willing. 

We must be willing to believe God, trust in God and do what’s right at the sake of our own pride or plans. The thing is, there’s no greater plan at work than the plans of God for our lives. There’s no other person who’s rooting us on for success like God. There’s no one in the world who loves us as much as God. When we understand this, it’s easy to be willing! It’s easy to TRUST! 

Our willingness comes from our awareness. If I told you to read your bible everyday, some of you would obey. If I told you, however, to read your bible everyday because I’d give you a new car, you’d read your bibles WILLINGLY! There’s benefits in serving God. There’s rewards for serving Him faithfully and it’s not just heaven! Get in your Word and see the benefits and begin to willingly obey. 

Freedom From Guilt & Condemnation

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

— Romans 8:1

The Webster’s dictionary defines condemn as “ To pronounce to be utterly wrong; to utter a sentence of disapprobation against; to censure; to blame. But the word often expresses more than censure or blame, and seems to include the idea of utter rejection.” Most Christians that are raised in church or have been saved for more than a few years will have condemnation as their biggest hurdle to their faith. 

Guilt or condemnation if allowed, will choke out the seed of God’s Word in your heart. This is the tactic the devil will use to weaken your faith.  Think about the power of condemnation, it puts blame on you and pronounces the right things you’re doing as WRONG! Condemnation tries to prove your faith wrong!  This is the breeding ground for DOUBT! 

Maybe you’ve had a well meaning person ask you  “What door did you open for this attack to happen?” or “If you were stronger in faith, this wouldn't have happened!” The last thing you want to meditate on is failure! This is the first step in the devils attempt to destroy your walk with the Lord. 

John 3:17 says, “ For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” God’s not in heaven ticked off that you took an advil. He’s not in heaven ready to pronounce a curse on you because you took your child to the doctors. Don’t allow yourself to feel guilty! Don’t allow yourself to feel condemnation in an area of attack!  If you allow this to happen, chances are, you’re going to want to quit! 

I often wonder  why people who get saved received their miracles so quickly and it’s because of condemnation. As a new believer, it’s easy to trust and rely on God to come through for you because you’ve not allowed condemnation or religion to intercept your faith! Why does the average christian allow themselves to be jaded in the things of God? Why can’t we remain steadfast in our faith? CONDEMNATION! 

You will continue to beat yourself up over little things instead of finding out what the Word has to say and APPLYING it to your life. We’re in these bodies made of flesh and we were never guaranteed an attack free life. But we were guaranteed the VICTORY! If we allow the devil to trick us out of our promises, he’ll win every battle. 

Psalm 34:22 says, “The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.” When you turn to God, He’ll never reject you or condemn you! When you do things to invoke your faith, God looks down and says, “That’s it! That’s what you should do!” In fact, you have a heavenly host of people cheering you on in this life of faith! Heb. 12:1-3 says, “ Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,  fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Throw it off! Throw off the guilt and condemnation! Throw off everything that hinders your faith from working! 

Stay on this road! Don’t give up and quit! Work the works of God (John 9:4)! Be encouraged and take heart! Stay the course and watch God turn it around for you and your family! This is the best life to live! Keep your hope in God alone! 

The Power Of Love

If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.

 

— 1 Cor. 13:1-3

I often think about the power of God’s love. In it lies the power to drive out all manner of fear (1 John 4:18). Love is as strong as death (SOS 8:6). Love is the brightest kind of flame (SOS 8:6). God is love (1 John 4:8). Love is what compelled God to redeem man! (John 3:16) The Love of God is the most potent force on earth! 

The greatest thing we’re commanded to do is to “love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.” (Matt. 22:37) If you feel insecure, if you’ve not seen your future in God, this is where you begin. When you love God, you give Him YOUR HEART. Can you imagine a man asking for a woman's hand in marriage and in return she gives him her property? A car? A phone call every once and while? It wouldn't be enough! Why? Because he wants her heart.

God loves you so much. He loves everything about you. You keep doing things to show Him you love him, but have you given Him your heart? Is He Lord over your heart? Are you spending time with Him? Have you told Him how much you love Him?

Is it possible to be saved and not love God? Absolutely! There are many Americans that reap the benefits that come along with citizenship but they haven't been drafted in the Army. See, when you give God your heart, you give Him the power over your very life! Where He tells you to go, you go. What He tells you to say, you say. What He tells you to do, you do. We must love God in order to see Him in every aspect of our life. 

Are there areas in your life that are lacking? If you answered yes…Is He the Great Shepherd of your life? (Psalm 23)

The Formula For Victorious Living

 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.  What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

— Phil. 4:4-9

People tend to overcomplicate the Word of God. If you simply believe It as truth and (with understanding) APPLY these principles to your life, you will have a victorious life! Phil. 4:4-9 is your formula for a fear free, overcomer’s life!

Step 1. Rejoice. 

You can’t receive anything from the Lord unless you have a joyful heart. Isaiah 12:3 says, “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”  Be in constant joy!

Step 2. Let Your Light Shine! 

The Amplified Bible says of this verse in Phil. 4:5, “Let all men know and perceive and recognize your unselfishness (your considerateness, your forbearing spirit). The Lord is near [He is [coming soon].” You shouldn’t just be saying you’re a Christian, it should be evident to all! What you do in secret good or bad will reflect on who you are in public! 

Step 3. Don’t Be Anxious

Don’t be concerned about the future! Don’t allow yourself to respect the future of a potential failure. When you allow yourself to be anxious you open the door to fear. Shut that door! Say out of your mouth “I refuse to be anxious!” I don’t care if it’s a trip you have planned or a business meeting, refuse to fret! Instead, speak to God! Cast your cares on Him because He cares for you! (1 Peter 5:7) In EVERYTHING be in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving. Approach God the way He should be approached—your victorious King!  Thank Him in advance for giving you the answer and DON’T STOP until you receive His PEACE. That peace is guaranteed to everyone who applies this formula. 

Step 4. Think Good Things

For some people this may seem impossible. But nothing is impossible with God! (Luke 1:37) You must train your mind to stop thinking potential failure. You must convince yourself that God’s Word is the highest form of reality in your life. Divert your attention from feeling and seeing and think about what’s good, honorable, true, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent and worthy of praise. Your mind has the ability to take to you down roads that will lead you to death. Shut it down! Meditate on the goodness of God. Think the Word. Hold onto His promises. Don’t allow your meditation to be interrupted by doubt or lies.

Step 5. Practice It 

When you believe something hard enough, you become it. That’s why we must embody peace, joy and love. We must practice what we believe! We must walk in what we say! When you give God a good name, He’ll keep your reputation impeccable! Make up your mind today that you will be a divine representation of God. You can live like Jesus here in this world! (1 John 4:17) You aren’t weak, you’re Jesus! You aren’t defeated, you’re Jesus! You can’t have sickness, you’re Jesus! You don’t have fear, you’re JESUS! Remember that when the devil tries to convince you of your nature. You have divine assistance because you’re of a new, DIVINE, nature—you’re born again! 

How To Get Promoted

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

— James 4:10

 Are you fed up of being in the same level? Do you think your gifts and callings aren’t being used to their full potential? Have you been frustrated that the leaders in your life have not seen the vision God has given you? Let me remind you of one little scripture found in Psalm 75:6-7 “For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.”

You will die in frustration looking to be “found out”. I’ve met so many wonderfully anointed and gifted people in my travels. Many of them have such incredible potential but remain in the same place for years! To their own demise, they look to a person to get their “breakthrough.” God never said, “make your case before men and convince them to hire you” or “look onto man for your way towards destiny.” The Word of God says that promotion comes from GOD!

So what’s the key element for promotion? Staying humble! If you’ve been called into ministry, this is especially for you. There’s nothing more humbling than to be called to the Work of the Lord. Who are we in comparison to Him? Did we make the world in 6 days? Do we know the amount of hair on our head? He’s the creator and maker of the whole universe and He’s called us to do His work?! Amazing. So why be frustrated? Why try to take matters into our own hands? If God called you, He’ll make a way— but you must look onto HIM! 

Humble defined is “Lowly; modest; meek; submissive; opposed to proud, haughty, arrogant or assuming. In an evangelical sense, having a low opinion of one's self, and a deep sense of unworthiness in the sight of God.” Are you there yet? If you think you’re the next Beyonce or the next best preacher this world has ever heard, you’re missing it! Don’t do things to esteem yourself or your talents, GIVE GOD THE GLORY! 

If you continue to look for people’s approval, you’ll fall prey to their criticism. If you look to God to promote you (staying teachable and submissive), you’ll never care about the opinions of man! When you develop that confidence, there won’t be anything that stops you from accomplishing God’s will for your life. When you rely on God, He’ll take you where no man has ever gone or could ever take you! Don’t allow pride to set in, get rid of it once and for all! (Proverbs 11:2)

Don't Fear, Trust God!

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
— Psalm 56:3

Fear isn’t seasonal. If you’ve ever wondered why fear creeps in, wonder no more! I woke up with Psalm 112:7 “He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.” Most of the time fear is allowed to have access to us by the dread of bad news. Maybe there are things that bring into remembrance a time where you were sick or scared. Maybe there’s a place you drive by that reminds you of a dark place in life. Those “triggers” have the power to gain access into your mind if you don’t stop it by the Word. 

If you don’t speak out the opposite of where your mind is leading you,  you’ll end up in worry. When you worry, you conjure up probabilities where the outcome leads to death. Dread is defined as “Great fear” and “an uneasiness or alarm excited by expected pain, loss or other evil.” That’s what you do when you allow that worry to infiltrate! You get uneasy or alarmed by things that you’re expecting to happen! Deut. 31:6 says, ”Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” 

If you disengage your mind from spiritual things, you’ll allow it to be filled with carnal things. The Bible says in Romans 8:6 “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” We must stay filled with the Word! 

So what do you do when you’re in dread? YOU TRUST! Webster’s dictionary defines trust as a “Confidence; a reliance or resting of the MIND on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship or other sound principle of another person.” To banish fear once and for all, you must trust God, once and for all! Rely and REST YOUR MND on God’s integrity and love for you. If all else fails, God never fails. If everyone let’s you down, God will never let you down. Trust in Him. Burn every thought with Gods Word, for God is a consuming fire! (Heb. 12:29) Don’t allow yourself to have death as an expectation because your expectation won’t be cut off! (Proverbs 23:18) Think about LIFE. Choose LIFE. Speak LIFE and kill fear once and for all!

You Have God's Divine Nature

 And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.
— 2 Peter 1:4

God’s divine nature is available to everyone who believes. If you feel sick or afraid, if you don’t know where you’re going or what to do, you shouldn’t! It takes the knowledge of God’s Word to understand what can be activated on the inside of every believer. We are susceptible to this world’s corruption if we don’t enable the promises of God due us. 

That’s why we must remain in the Word. We cannot take a break from it. We must come to the understanding that the forces in this world wants to see us destroyed. There must be a daily sowing of the Word in order to live a lifetime of reaping goodness and mercy. If you take a break from planting the Word of God, there will be a break from receiving God’s bountiful harvest. 

All we must do is activate our faith by declaring the Word of God over our lives. Read and re-read scriptures that bring you freedom. Don’t let a day go by where you’re not reading the Word or meditating on a scripture. You have God’s divine nature running through you at this very moment. 

Is God’s divine nature susceptible to fear, migraines or a blood disorder? Would God’s divine nature allow there to be the growth of tumors? Is God’s divine nature so weak, it couldn’t overcome addiction? OF COURSE NOT!! His promises (God’s Word) make it available to you right now! Take it by force and quit lingering on the worry or the thoughts of failure. You are healed. You have joy. You have faith. You are free! In Jesus’ name!

Cheer Up!

And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

— Matthew 9:2

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word ‘cheer’ as, “To dispel gloom, sorrow, silence or apathy; to cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful.” I’ve read this story many times before but one thing stood out to me today—that word cheer! If you’ve been sick for the last 30 years or have been diagnosed with something within the last hour, you can receive your healing right now.

From the words of Jesus, it all begins with making yourself be of good cheer. As long as you keep the gloom, sorrow and silence in your life, you can never gain access to your liberty. This man with palsy got up and was made completely whole! When you accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life, you accepted the forgiveness of all sin! Now, because your sins have been forgiven, each child of God has access to healing! But there’s a door you must unlock in order to access the healing— cheer! 

Be of GOOD CHEER. Stir yourself up. Don’t be downcast. Don’t get in your head. Don’t remain quiet. SAY SOMETHING. Declare your healing. Magnify God. Force yourself to put a smile on your face. Be social. Crack a joke. Worship and praise God! Don’t allow yourself to worry about what could be, stay in faith and picture yourself healed. Get happy about the outcome before you see it take root on the inside of you. You’ll never know a sick day in your life again! In the name of Jesus!