How Do We Experience Prosperity and Success?

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(Reference scriptures: Joshua 1:1-8)

In the book of Joshua Chapter 1, we discover that Moses, who was in charge of leading the Israelites to the promised land, had died. The Lord spoke to Joshua, which at the time was Moses’ assistant, instructing him to move into leadership and prepare the people to cross over the Jordan and pursue the promised land.

The Lord encouraged Joshua to be bold and courageous; He told him that everywhere he would place his feet was already given to him. The Lord reassured Joshua that no one would be able to stand against him as long as he lived.

Our ability to prosper and be successful simply comes through our: Obedience, Faith and ability to maintain Sobriety and Vigilance on the Lord’s promises for our life. We see that the Lord had a purposed plan for Joshua to lead the Israelites. He gave him the vision and made it plain, that he may be able to see and understand what he was in pursuit of and why.

The Lord had already taken care of everything for Joshua, but it would require Joshua’s active participation of Faith to experience the Lord’s prosperity and success for his life and the Israelites. The Lord desires to have our active participation as well. He has a wonderful plan and purpose for our lives, but in order for us to obtain it we must be willing to sacrifice our personal motives and feelings. There will always be other options other plans that can form, but we must choose those of the Lord.  So let us all be encouraged to live in Boldness, Courage, Obedience, Faith, Sobriety and Vigilance, that we too may experience the promises of the Lord, living in prosperity and success in all that we do!

~Maintain Your Focus at All Cost~

Darkness Blinds Your Eyes but Light Allows You to See

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Prayer:

Sanctify me oh Lord and teach me your ways. Open my eyes to your truth and let all deceit fade away. Let your spirit consume my heart that I will forever walk according to your way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm 25:8 (CSB) 8Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

1 John 2:3 (CSB) 3This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commands.

1 John 2:6 (CSB) 6The one who says he remains in him should walk just as he walked.

God desires our obedience and commitment of Faith and devotion to Him. God’s plan for us is perfect, but our fleshly desires leading to the delights of sin, come to deter us from God’s safety and plan. We as people are unable without the help of Christ Jesus, to sustain from entertaining sinful acts and ways. This is why it is vital to understand who Christ Jesus is; He is our Savior, our Advocate, the Holy and Righteous one. He alone is the truth, the way and life in which we are to follow as children of God. We must understand that Jesus has dealt with all sin and temptation, therefore He is the on in which we must put our trust and Faith in to keep us from falling to it. This requires something from us and it is called active participation. We must acknowledge the Lord’s truth by Faith.

Galatians 1:3-4 (CSB) 3Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, 4who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.

God’s desire is for us to live according to His will and ways and He was so gracious to send Jesus, His son, to deliver us from the grip of sin on our lives. This is why the truth of Galatians 5:1 (CSB) is true, “For freedom, Christ set us free. Stand firm, then, and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery.”

When we engage God’s truth for our life, to live free from sin and not to return to it, then we can experience the fullness of God’s goodness and blessings for us.

Sin can only have a grip on you if you allow it to…don’t forget God’s truth!

Seeking Wisdom

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Proverbs 2:2-5

2So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; 3Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 4If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; 5Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

In this scripture, Solomon discussed seeking understanding and wisdom. If we cry for understanding and seek it as silver, then we will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

This means that we need to seek the wisdom of God. Also, we must stay focused because people might tell us other things that are not of God or His wisdom. We must also stay in our bible to get God’s wisdom.

In addition, we must use this wisdom that God gives us and put it into action. In conclusion, I hope you receive this word and remember to seek wisdom from the Lord.

Watch HIM Work

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Joshua 3:5 KJV

5And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the LORD will do wonders among you.

As the leader of the Israelites, Joshua had been assured that the Lord would guide him in providing direction and leadership for their journey into the promised land. Just as the Lord spoke to Moses, He also spoke to Joshua of the miracles and wonders He would perform for them along the way. Joshua had no hesitation or doubt that God was ordering his and the Israelites’ steps.

Joshua displayed a confidence through his leadership, the kind that could only come with knowing the desired end result was promised and true. We too, can witness this manifestation of God’s works in our own lives. However, there was a requirement that had to be completed; a task that would prepare or make ready, the people of Israel. Joshua directed the people to, “Sanctify (or consecrate) yourselves: for to morrow the LORD will do wonders among you.”

This wasn’t the first time the Israelites were consecrated along this journey. Moses was instructed to do the same prior to the third day when the Lord would come before them in a dense cloud. At that time, the Lord used His work to build the Israelites trust in Moses as their leader, assuring them that he was indeed being led by God.

9And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD.
10And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,
11And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

Again, consecration came before a mighty work of the Lord as Joshua prepared them for movement across the Jordan river. We must approach everything involving God correctly. Consecration and preparation is needed prior to God completing His great works among, through and in us. Consecration means to be associated with sacredness or sincere dedication to special purpose. Due to man’s defilement, we can not operate or be used in the manner that God desires for us to, unless we our consecrated; made Holy in the sight of the Lord.

God’s Will for Our Life: Living to His Standard

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One common question as believers is, “What is God’s will for my life?” Though we are all individuals, choosing to live for God with many different lives, interests and hobbies, one thing that is clear in God’s word is that in all we do, we must Glorify His name. Yes, we are all dispersed across God’s land, but even still, we are to fulfill His purpose as stated in Ephesians 5:1Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children.

We are to be united as the body of Christ Jesus in sharing His Love and living according to His ways. Colossians 3:12-14 makes this very clear for us to understand:

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and dearly loved, put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,

13 bearing with one another and forgiving one another if anyone has grievance against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you are also to forgive.

14 Above all, put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.

The beauty of choosing to live for God, is He has set a standard and has provided a blue print for us to be successful at living life as believers in Him. He has also made it known in His word the difference of living to His standard and those that choose not to. This is stated in Ephesians 5:5 “For know and recognize this: Every sexually immoral or impure or greedy person, who is an idolater, does not have an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.” We cannot live to the desires of our flesh, but we must submit ourselves to God’s Holy standard of living.

So, for the believer and the one deciding to come to Jesus, know that God has set the standard for Holy living and it is not one in which the world understands. However, it is one that being a spiritual being and representation of God as His Light in the world, we must be willing to uphold at all cost. We are God’s children; we are His imitators here in His earth. Be careful to represent Christ Jesus well, not in your own strength, but in the strength that He is so gracious to provide!

G.R.T. “Goodness, Righteousness and Truth”- Let this lead you daily!

The Lord Will Go Before You

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Joshua 2:8-10

And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof;

9 And she said unto the men, I know that the Lord hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.

10 For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.

Joshua sent two spies to the land of Jericho after he was appointed to lead the people of Israel to the promised land. The two spies came upon the house of Rahab, who was known as a prostitute. Rahab helped the men, took them in, and hid them from the king of Jericho. After deterring the king’s men, Rahab approached the men and expressed to them that she and the people of Jericho knew that the Lord had given them the land and of the miracles he performed in favor of them on their journey thus far.

The Lord will go before us in situations to prepare the scene, as well as put people or things in place to ensure that His promise and will comes to past. The people of Jericho already were aware that the Israelites were coming to take over the land that the Lord had promised them. The Lord used Rahab to inform the men that their victory was already secured. The two men returned to Joshua and disclosed to him the words of Rahab. They left the next morning for Jericho with all confidence due to the words that were spoken by an ally (Rahab) that God had provided them. We all know how the story of Jericho ends with the walls falling; Joshua and his troops capturing the city. Also, Rahab and her family were the only people spared in the city due to her choice to act on and follow the path that God ordained for her to facilitate His will being done.

Be confident when you know you are following God’s will and path. He won’t leave you to travel it alone, He will be there every step of the way! There is a protection that comes with serving the Lord and living of His will, as He will always prevail!

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He’s Knocking: Open the Door

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Rev. 3:14-22

In these scriptures, John received instructions from Jesus to write to the church in Laodicea through a vision. In verses 20-22, Jesus stated, “20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

This means Jesus wants a relationship with us. Also, when Jesus knocks that means He’s trying to get our attention. In addition, when we answer Jesus, we open our hearts inviting Him in to let His Holy Spirit lead us and guide us so we can focus on Him, living in obedience to do God’s will. So, I hope you receive this message so you can open the door and have a great relationship with Jesus. If you have not accepted Jesus in your heart, you can now so you too can have a relationship with Him.

Romans 10:9-10

9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

“A New Creation”

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2 Corinthians 5:17

Beholding God’s truth about you first begins with believing what He has stated. 2 Corinthians 5:17 states, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come.”

God is declaring that when we enter into relationship with Him, being reconciled unto Him, the old is gone and behold the new is now present. With the new comes a spirit of anticipation that God is going to do something new in us!

Before submitting ourselves to Christ Jesus, we were simply living beings, but dead spiritually (this is the old). However, when we enter into relationship with Christ Jesus, there is an awakening and we become alive (this is the new).

Through continual fellowship with Christ Jesus, there is a transition in our spiritual palate. We no longer hunger and thirst after the desires of our flesh, instead we begin to hunger and thirst after our righteousness which is Jesus our Lord. Our hearts begin to long for His will for our lives, our ears anticipate hearing what He speaks, our eyes long to see what He wants to reveal to us.

This transition is called Sanctification through the Spirit of God. It is this very process that identifies us as Children of God! No longer do we desire the world and the things of it, but we desire Gods will for our lives. This newness is our heart being unified with Christ Jesus that we too may think even as He desires, having a heart of humility and spirit of obedience. The word states in Philippians 2:5 CBS, “Adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus.” Another version is the KJV (Philippians 2:5), “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”

Embrace the new creation that God has made you to be, don’t resist the renewing of your mind and spirit in Him. In living out this newness in Christ Jesus, we will experience many changes such as our matters of conversations becoming Godly and glorifying Him, our taste for things that once polluted our bodies will be replaced with things that bring about wellness to our temples, our perceptions of people and situations will not be of the flesh, but God’s view and how He sees it. This change is identified as Fruitfulness, benefiting your spirit and it continues as we seek God and His righteousness!

Remember, we are a new creation no longer enslaved to sin and the pressures of this world, but we have a savior that has awakened our spirits and pre-destined us to walk as His from the very beginning of this world. The veil has been lifted and the heart and mind restored unto our God and His rule and reign. So, walk in the power and authority that God has given you, walk in victory, walk in Boldness and Courage, walk as a redeemed Child of God, walk as the chosen and walk in the New! 

A New Creation

Dressed to Impress in the RIGHT Fashion

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Philippians 2:5

5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Philippians 2:7

7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

Philippians 2:8

8And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

The mind of humility; the mind of selflessness to serve others for a greater purpose than self; the mind of obedience to the very end; the mind of sobriety and vigilance to remain on course of completing the Father’s will.

What are you willing to take off and put on for the Lord’s Glory?

Pride must be replaced with humility, arrogance replaced with meekness, disobedience replaced with obedience, selfishness replaced selflessness, distraction/double mindedness replaced with sobriety and vigilance, deception replaced with truth, evil and wickedness replaced with the Holiness and Righteousness of God.

God’s way would look good on you!