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“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9)
In our opening scripture, when God described the new creation as a chosen generation, He meant that he belongs to a new generation of supermen with the divine genetic material! This means you have God’s DNA in you. No wonder the Bible says we are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37); your lineage is the lineage of champions and victors. This is the reason you must refuse failure, sickness and defeat.
Now that you’re in Christ, you’re a new creation; old things are passed away and all things have become new!Doctrines, Uncategorized tagged by admin
When you were born again, you became the seed of Abraham and thus the inheritor of the Abrahamic blessing. Your relationship with Christ has made you the real descendant of Abraham, and therefore possessor of the blessings God conferred on Him. Galatians 3:29 says “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
As the seed of Abraham, nothing is too good for you; you’re blessed beyond measure! Failure, sickness, diseases, lack and death are not consistent with your life anymore. As Abraham’s seed, the works of your hands are blessed; you are ordained to succeed. Fruitfulness and productivity have become your birthright. This is your heritage as the seed of Abraham.
A lady once said “I’ve been married for many years and I’ve not been able to have children; the doctor said I’m barren” No! Not when you’re the seed of Abraham! Abraham’s seed can’t be barren; it’s impossible because the Bible says “…there shall not be male or female barren among you…” (Deuteronomy 7:14). For the seed of Abraham, anything is possible.
The Bible tells the story of a certain woman who was bowed over for eighteen years. She came into the synagogue and when Jesus saw her, He said, “And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond…” (Luke 13:16) He then touched her on the back and said “Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity” (Luke 13:12). Immediately, she was healed. Why? Abraham’s seed ought not to be bound by sickness, disease or infirmity!
If you have been experiencing any form of symptom in your body, recognize that you are Abraham’s seed; hence, you ought not to be bound by any form of sickness or infirmity. Declare your health in Christ and maintain your victory over sickness today! Praise God!Doctrines tagged by admin
“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love” (Ephesians 1:4).
The doctrine of holiness is one that’s been grossly misconstrued by many in the Church. Many equate holiness with “sinlessness,” but holiness has nothing to do with what you do. The presence of God in your life is what makes you holy. The entire doctrine of holiness in the Bible, from the Old Testament to the New Testament, has nothing do with your actions; rather, it has to do with who you are and where you are. Only a holy man can live holy; you can’t “practise” holiness to become holy. Holiness is actually positional; God’s presence in, and upon you, makes you holy. You have to first be holy, before you can live a holy life. This is why in Christ, we’re made holy by grace, and thus expected to live accordingly.
For example, the Bible describes Mount Sinai as a holy mountain because God stepped on it. The mountain didn’t do anything right or wrong to become holy. The presence of God consecrated it and made it holy. If a mountain could be said to be holy because God stepped on it, how much more you that are His dwelling place! You’re God’s holy and sanctified vessel; separated from the world, unto the Christ life.
This is what it means to be holy; it means that through the Spirit, you’ve been consecrated by God unto salvation. By His choice, you’ve been set apart from sin, sickness, poverty and death, unto priesthood, and the glorious life in Christ.Doctrines, Uncategorized tagged by admin
Information is the key to today’s world and anyone who wants to win cannot afford to be ignorant. Information is the key to knowledge and knowledge is indispensable in our contemporary world, because the man who lacks adequate wisdom will always be at the mercy of the one who has it.
The Bible says in 2 Peter 1:5…“Add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge” .God wants you to develop in knowledge. Interestingly, the kind of knowledge this Scripture is talking about is not revelation knowledge. It’s talking about the kind of knowledge that comes from intellectual or mental ability. In essence, God is saying that he wants His children to become erudite; he wants your mind incisive and your reasoning sharpened.
Without doubt, the Word of God is the most important source of knowledge. However, you must constantly put your mind to work by studying useful materials to keep you updated with the latest information in the world today. The good news is that you have a sound mind to comprehend all the information of this world. You are capable of analyzing and understanding scientific knowledge.
It’s up to you to put your mind to work. Become studious and study informative materials. Go after knowledge that would improve your life and your environment. Take advantage of the wealth of information that is available in the world today.Doctrines tagged by admin
“Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king” (1 Peter 2:17).
Everything the Word of God tells us is important, but certain things are given to us as key principles and factors for progress in our lives. These things help us win and give us the advantage. One is such is honour, and it’s important for us to understand what honour is and how to give honour to others.
Honour primarily means to show respect to, towards, or for. It means to give recognition to; to esteem another. It also means to give preference. In the light of these definitions, the Bible tells us to honour all men. We’re also to honour the brotherhood-those in the house of God-and we do this by walking in love, because Jesus told us to love one another. You can’t walk in love without showing honour.
The above verse of scripture also says, “Fear God.” We honour God by demonstrating reverential fear towards Him. Finally, it says, “Honour the king.” This refers to how we deal with people who are above us-those who have authority over us-whether in our social or business.
Why does God tell us to honour others? It’s because of what honour does. You can only receive what you give. If you don’t give honour, you can’t receive honour. The more you honour others, the more you’re honoured. Make up your mind to do the Word, and give honour always to all men.Doctrines tagged by admin
“Jesus answered and said unto him, if a man love me, he will keep my words: and my father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him” (John 14:23)
God loves everyone (John 3:16), but in our opening verse when Jesus said the Father would love the one who keeps His words, He wasn’t talking about the general love of God, but the fellowship-love of God. He meant that the Father would take notice of and have special fellowship with the One who loves Jesus and keeps His Word.
Next, He said, “… we (the Father and the Son) will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” This wasn’t going to be a visit; rather, He meant the Father and the Son would set up their headquarters in the heart of the one who keeps God’s Word. Amazing!
Many years ago, I discovered this verse of Scripture and it made a deep impression on my spirit. I understood the phrase “… make our abode with him”; it meant a glorious communion; an inseparable oneness with divinity. You’re in Him, and He’s in you; you’ve become His operational headquarters. Glory to God forever.Doctrines tagged by admin
“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3).
The new creation has been called into a vital fellowship of the God-kind; it’s a partnership and togetherness with Deity; a oneness of spirit–an inseparable union–with divinity.
To have real fellowship with God you’ve got to be in His class of being. 2 Peter 1:4 says we’re partakers of the divine nature; it means were associates, comrades or fellows with Deity.
Now, it’s not enough to be born of God, you need to mature in fellowship. For example, you can have a son who’s still a toddler, and though you can play with that child, you can’t have real fellowship with him. Real fellowship entails the rubbing of minds–sharing and talking at high levels- where you can understand each other and exchange thoughts.
This is the kind of fellowship God has called us into; it’s beyond making requests of Him in prayer. This kind of fellowship is not a one-way communication. Rather, it’s when God opens your mind to the realms of the spirit for you to understand things at His level. It’s when you see from the mountaintop and communicate from the glory-realm.Doctrines tagged by admin
“…Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High” (Psalms 82:6)
The ancient Greek and Roman societies had pantheons to which they often held their devotions. The Bible however tells us of another pantheon, an assembly of gods, headed by the Lord Jesus Christ. The Apostle Peter talked about in it 2 Peter 1:4: “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” The phrase “partakers of the divine nature” indicates that as believers in Christ, we’re in fraternal union with divinity! We’re comrades, associates or fellows with divinity.
The expression “divine nature” derives from the Greek ‘theios phusis,’ which literally means, “an association of the God-kind.” This means that if you’re born again, you’re an associate of the God-kind; you’re in fraternity with divinity! It means you’ve been born into God’s class, with His nature and character in your spirit.
You’re no longer at the mercy of what life hands down to you; rather, you can decide what you want to see because God has placed all things under your feet (Ephesians 1:22). He has made you to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, where you reign victoriously over satan, sickness, failure and death. This is Christianity!Doctrines tagged by admin
“He stripped all the spiritual tyrants in the universe of their sham authority at the Cross and marched them Unclad through the streets” (Colossians 2:15 MSG).
Writing to the Church at Ephesus, the Apostle Paul lets us in on the structure of the devil and his demons. He talks about the different orders and principalities: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). So there are principalities, powers, and rulers of the darkness of this world.
The highest cadre of this structure, wicked spirits in heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12 AMP), set up their thrones and operate in the heavenly places from where they control large dominions, rule over nations and regions. They also control the affairs of men who yield themselves to the devil.
But as you study Ephesians 2:6, you observe that you’ve been raised together with, and made to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. You’re seated with Christ, far above all principality and power and every organization of the adversary. That means you’re superior to even the highest ranking demons! You occupy a place in Christ, far above satan and anything that’s connected to him.
Satan is a defeated foe, who’s been stripped of all power, influence and dominion. So, it doesn’t matter what strategies he has deployed against you, they’ve been programmed to fail! In Christ, you defeated satan and all his demons and overcame all the manipulative and evil structures of the world set up by him.Doctrines tagged by admin
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4)
The expression “Ye are of God,” as used in our opening verse means you originate from God; you’re His reproduction – His offspring! It’s so important for you as a child of God to understand that having been born again, you’re of a divine ancestry; you hail from God; your origin is in Him. No wonder the Bible declares in Acts 17:28: “For in him we live, and move, and have our being…For we are also his offspring.”
James 1:18 says, “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.” God gave birth to you of His own will, by the Word of truth, meaning you’re a child of the Word. Apostle Peter reiterates the same thought in 1 Peter 1:23: “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”
Let the reality of this dawn on you; you’re born from above, you’re not of natural descent (John 1:12-13). Always be bold and quick to declare your divine ancestry, for you’re not of this world!