God's Love for You Is unconditional

Do you believe that God loves you today? No matter how many mistakes you've made in your life, I'm here to tell you beyond the shadow of a doubt that God loves you. He loves you with an everlasting love. Right now, regardless of the challenges you may be going through, I want to encourage you to see yourself walking under an open heaven, surrounded by His unmerited favor. Expect good things in your future. Believe in His love for you. Believe with all your heart that you are the apple of His eye and the delight of His heart. Believe that you are highly favored, greatly blessed, and deeply loved!

God's love for you is unconditional. It's a love that is so pure, pristine, and marvelous. It has nothing to do with your performance, but everything to do with who you are in God's eyes - His beloved. The emphasis of the old covenant of the law was all about your love for God, whereas the emphasis of the new covenant of grace is all abut God's love for you. The sum total of the law under the old covenant is, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength" (Deut. 6:5, see also Matt. 22:37,40).

Let's be honest here. Have you ever met anyone who can love God this way? Of course not. Even David, whom the Bible describes as a man after God's own heart, didn't love God with all his heart, all his soul, all his mind, and all his strength. It's a human impossibility. The law was designed to show us that we are incapable of loving God perfectly.

Knowing that man wouldn't be able to fulfill His commandment to love Him with all his heart, all his soul, all his mind, and all his strength, do you know what God did? He demonstrated how only He could love us with all His heart, all His soul, all His mind, and all His strength when He sent His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us from all our sins with his own blood. That is why the new covenant is all about God's love for you and not your love for Him! Under grace, God doesn't want you to focus your thoughts on, "Do I really love God?" That's not the focus of the new covenant. Under grace, God wants you to focus on His love for you. Therefore, the questions you should be asking yourself are: 

"Do I know how much God loves me today?" 
"Do I really believe that God loves me right now?"

You need to remind yourself of God's love especially when you have just failed. Do you believe that He loves you when you have just made a mistake? This is where the rubber meets the road. After you have failed, that is when what you really believe about God's love  for you is tested. Do you really believe that His love for you is truly and indeed unconditional? Or has the unconditional love of God become merely a platitude that is no longer something real to you? I see this happen all the time. I hear people say, "God's love is unconditional!" But the moment they fail, all of a sudden the love they once said was unconditional becomes contingent upon their behavior.

Many believe that God loves them when they do right, but stops loving them the moment they do something wrong. I'm going to shatter that wrong belief into smithereens with the truth of God's Word!

While our love for God can fluctuate, His love for us always remains constant. His love for us is based on who He is and not based on what we do. I love just how confident and emphatic the apostle Paul is when he says, "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Rom. 8:38-39). In the New International Version, it says, "For I am convinced..."

Are you persuaded and convinced the way the apostle Paul is that as a child of God, nothing, not even your sins, failings, and mistakes, can ever separate you from the love of God? Don't go by what you feel, think, or have been taught. God's Word proclaims in no uncertain terms that nothing can separate you from His love. Nothing means nothing! His love for you is not contingent on your immaculate performance. He loves you even in your failings. That's why it is called grace! It is the undeserved, unmerited, and unearned favor of 
God. If you can deserve God's grace, then it is no longer grace.

by the book of "The Power of Right Believing", Joseph Prince


What You Believe Matters

"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things."  Matthew 12:35

What I believe matters. When I believe right, I will live right. 

Father, because what I believe is so important, help me to renew my mind with right beliefs based on eternal truths from Your holy Word. I believe that my heart and mind are important to You. Open my eyes to see Your grace and Your love for me. Fill my mind with the good thoughts You have toward me today. I trust the Holy Spirit to lead me to right living and victory as I anchor my thoughts and beliefs on Your grace and Your Word. Amen.

Getting Control

"... and as you have believed, so let it be done for you."  Matthew  8:13

Right believing produces right living. When I begin to believe right, my thoughts, actions, and behavior will start to become right and bear good fruit in my life. 

Father, thank You for the truth of Your Word that shows me and liberates me into every blessing Your Son, Jesus, has already purchased for me. As I choose to meditate on Your love and grace toward me, let Your Word bring healing to my soul and hope to my heart. Let me see by Your Spirit how much You love me, how You are always for me and how You desire to protect, deliver, and bless me. I believe and declare that my days ahead will be days filled with good because You love me. Amen.

Prison Break

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their chains in pieces.  Psalm 107:13-14

God does not want me to live imprisoned by hears, guilt, and addictions, but with joy, peace, and confidence in what He has done for me. 

Father, I thank You that you are breaking the chains of all wrong believing that have kept me bound and freeing me more and more to live an abundant life. I declare that as I learn more of Your grace and good plans for my life, You are transforming me from the inside out. I believe that as You begin to replace my wrong beliefs with right beliefs from Your Word, my life cannot but change for the better! Amen.

Under the Care of the Good Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pasture; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.  Psalm 23:1-4

I can live life confident and at peace because Jesus, my strong and able Shepherd, is watching over me.

Lord Jesus, thank You for being my good Shepherd and watching over me. Thank You for defending and protecting me when I'm helpless, and providing for me when I'm in lack. Thank You for leading me with Your Word and wisdom whenever I'm in doubt and don't know what to do. With You as my Shepherd, I don't have to live life worried about my needs or my future. I believe You will cause me to walk in green pastures of provision and rest and to always see Your goodness. Amen.


The Secret To Great Faith 8

Faith is not trying to make something that is not already there happen. Faith is bringing out of the spirit realm what is already there, what is already true of you. Not to confess something that you are not. Whether you confess that you are the righteousness of God in Christ or not, you are still the righteousness of God in Christ. But when you confess it, you become conscious of it. You sense it, and it becomes powerful and real in your life.

You do not confess that you are righteous in order to become righteous. You confess that you are righteous because you are already righteous! Similarly, you confess that you are rich not to become rich. You confess that you are rich because you are already rich through Jesus. At the cross, He became poor so that you through His poverty might become rich! You confess this to be conscious that through Jesus, you are already rich. That's not having faith in faith. It is faith in His goodness, in His grace.

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Everything that you receive from God, you receive by faith in His grace. We walk by faith. We fight the good fight of faith. We are saved by faith, healed by faith and made righteous by faith! The Christian life is a life of faith in His grace. The more of His grace you receive, the more faith springs forth. Our problem in the past was that we put our faith in our own faith, and it didn't work. We should put our faith in God's grace and love, for the Bible says that faith works by love. This is not in reference to our own love, but to His love for us. 

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Do you know that there is a verse in Galatians that says that "the law is not of faith"? In Romans, it also says, "For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect". So clearly, there is no way that we can give people the law and yet expect them to have faith. The law will disqualify them from receiving any blessing from the Lord. It is only faith in His grace that will qualify God's people and cause them to have great faith to receive what they need from the Lord.

When you come under grace and are delivered from the works of the law, faith will no longer be a struggle or barrier because you will walk with unconscious faith. You will not be wondering, "Do I have enough faith?" all the time, but you will see Jesus in His grace, and faith will just spring forth from the inside. It is that simple.

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There were only two people in the Bible whom Jesus said had "great faith"? The first was the Roman centurion, and the other was the Syro-Phoenician woman. What is the common denominator between these two people to have the secret of great faith?

Both of them were Gentiles. They were not Jews. One was a Roman and the other a Canaanite. Both of them were not under the law of Moses and therefore they did not disqualify themselves. They were no under condemnation and so they could have great faith to received from Jesus. The law is indeed the opposite of faith!

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You do not have to try to conjure up faith for healing or finances. Faith for any breakthrough or miracle in your life springs forth when you see His grace. He died so that you might life! You did not deserve it, but he still did it for you. See Jesus on the cross for you. That is the demonstration of His grace. And when you see His grace, your faith becomes unconscious and miracles will break forth!