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Educate Yourself!

11 Apr

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A very wise woman told me about a conversation she had with someone from another country who constantly sought higher education. The woman asked the man about his ongoing pursuit of learning.

The man’s answer was profound. He said, “if I don’t continuously educate myself, someone else will tell me who I am.”

Like that man, we who follow Jesus are from another country (Philippians 3:20). We are citizens of the kingdom of God. If we don’t continuously educate ourselves ( Bible study, prayer, worship, fellowship/church attendance), someone else, Satan to be exact, will tell us who we are. (Hebrews 10:25). He even attempted to cause Jesus to doubt His deity (Matthew 4:3,6).

Satan will tell us that we have not been redeemed. He will tell us that we haven’t changed and change is impossible. He tells us that we will never get over our past failures. He tells us that surely God is not concerned with the minor details of our lives and there are things that we should try to fix ourselves. But there is one thing he will never say. Satan won’t tell you that he’s the father of lies, because that is the truth!

You have been redeemed (Galatians 3:13, Psalm 107:2). You are a new creation in Christ, old things are passed away, all things have become new (II Corinthians 5:17). Jesus has set you free (John 8:32,36). “Cast your cares upon the Lord, for He cares for you”. (I Peter 5:7, Psalm 55:22). “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”(‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭Message Bible)

Child of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, don’t allow Satan to tell you who you are. Believe God’s truth and reject Satan’s lies. Educate yourself. Do you know who you are?

Righteous Anyhow!

15 Nov
Close your eyes for a moment, and imagine everything you've 
ever done or said wrong throughout your life all crammed into 
your body, your soul, and your mind at once. Now imagine all 
of your sins being taken from you and placed upon Jesus. 

At the cross, JESUS BECAME SIN.

Can you fathom becoming sin? Jesus took upon Him not 
only my sins and yours,the sins of everyone were poured 
onto Him all at once. He became sin.This must have been 
one of the most gross experiences ever.  

Nevertheless, Jesus went through with this revolting, guile, 
disgusting experience with a purpose.

YOU HAVE NOW BECOME RIGHTEOUS!

Just because you don't always feel righteous or act righteous 
doesn't mean that you aren't. Even if you must repeat this 
statement to yourself countless times each day, renew your 
mind by receiving it!

Yes we are Saints. But we still fail. When we do, lets get up, 
repent (turn from the sin to the Lord for power over the sin). 
(Hebrews 4:15). Lets believe what God says about us, and 
press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of 
God in Christ Jesus! (Philippians 3:14)

God did not send His Son Jesus to die for us in vain! “For 
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might 
become the righteousness of God in Him.”‭‭ (II Corinthians‬ ‭5:21‬ 
‭NKJV)‬‬. Let's receive this blood bought righteousness, and let 
go of sin today!