Sunday, December 02, 2018

TEACHING ON DIVINE LOVE, INTEGRITY AND MORE GRACE

Most people have never known what divine love is, and as a result, they
define it on the basis of their relationships with human beings. They think they know and have experienced the love of God because of the things He’s done for them, such as in salvation, health, deliverance, abundance, and many other blessings they experience.

Well, Jesus dying in our behalf to prove His love for us was an awesome blessing indeed; He said, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). However, here, He wasn’t referring to divine love, but to human love. When He died for us, He didn’t die as God; He died as a man; that was what made His  death in our behalf valid. The love He expressed for us at that point was the love that a man would have for his friends.

Divine love, however, is different. Jesus said in John 14:10, “...I am in the Father, and the Father in me....” He experienced the love of the Father the way no man ever did; He walked in the Father, and the Father walked in Him. That’s the kind of love that resulted after the Cross; that’s the love He brought us into. He invites us to open our eyes, open our understanding and look beyond human love, and embrace His divine love! He saved us with His own love, gave His life for us, so we could experience the Father’s love through fellowship.

The only way you experience the love of God is to be in fellowship with the Father, and that’s what Jesus made possible through the life He gave us; the resurrection brought us into that fellowship; into divine love with the Father. With the resurrection, we came out as new creations; and He gave us the Holy Spirit so we could fellowship with the Father. Now, we can really enjoy the love that’s beyond the Cross.

Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 2:4-7 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

Better is the poor who walks in his integrity, than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. — Proverbs 19:1

God doesn't bless dishonesty. He demands fairness in all our dealings. If you want God's blessing on your finances, you've got to be honest in everything. You can't go about duping people and expect God to bless you. Why? Because God cannot stand dishonesty. Moreover, the Bible says, "What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his sou...?" "The blessing of the Lord brings wealth and He adds no trouble to it." Do you know someone who made money, but all it brought him was trouble? Profit made dishonestly always brings trouble. Always!

If you are dishonest with others, it will catch up with you sooner or later. If you think you haven't got caught, the clock is still ticking. The game is still playing; judgment is coming. You cannot mock God and get away with it. Whatever you sow, you will inevitably reap.

The pressure to get ahead or keep up can be so overwhelming that we as believers are often tempted to5 compromise our ethics. We do a little shading of the truth in order to make some extra money. We overvalue something or sell defective products to unsuspecting customers. We take a deduction on our taxes that really isn't there. Or maybe we just don't tell the truth in a situation. Why? Because the desire to make money is so intense that many times we forget we are children of God.

But if we want to enjoy God's favour and blessing, we must be completely honest. And the decision to do what is right and trust God is not a once-for-all decision. It is a daily moment-by-moment decision. So decide to always do what is fair and just, and see God bless you beyond your wildest imagination.

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble (James 4:6).

When the Lord gives you an assignment, He empowers you for whatever He calls you to do, by granting you grace for the job. When He increases your responsibilities, He also increases the grace. Except He increases your ability for the higher responsibility, you really can’t accomplish that purpose. That’s why increased grace is so important. Grace here, is the bestowal of special favour and ability to fulfil God’s plan for your life.









Furthermore, as you study the Scriptures, you’d discover that there’re different graces. For instance, there’s the grace for salvation, and every child of God received that grace. The Bible says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). It’s akin to what the Bible says concerning faith: “…according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3).

Just as God dealt to everyone in Christ the measure of faith, even so has the grace for salvation been given to all men. But then, there’s the gift of faith, which is different from the measure of faith given to us in Christ. Likewise, Titus 2:11 says, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.” But there’re also different graces in Christ.   

Hebrews 4:16 says, “let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” In other words, there’s grace for your assignment; there’s a grace for anything the Lord instructs you to do or that’s consistent with His plan and purpose for your life. Therefore, knowing the Lord’s plans and purposes, you can obtain whatever grace you require.
              
1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace [which was bestowed] upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
Galatians 6:18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your spirit.

Prophetic Declaration For The Month
I decree and declare by the authority of the most high God, today that; Every power that want to put stop to your life today will be destroy by fire. Every power pursuing you and your households before will die today. Every program of household wickedness against your greatness will be scattered. The lord will make shame a stranger to you and your households forever.

As you see the end of this month today, no enchantments and divinations will work against you and your households. Every wagging storm to stop you and your households from getting to your destinations will stop permanently. Power that want you to die with this month will die by fire.

I decree nothing will stop you and your households to cross over to your next level. Water of life will not swallow you and any member of your households  today. Wind of the shame and impossibilities will perish with this month.

I decree into your life because you are privilege to see today, that; the Lord will show you a secret that will rewrite your story this month. The Lord will open the doors that no man can shut unto you this month and for ever.

Every ancient gate that lead to your breakthrough shall be opened and remain opened this month.Every evil padlock against your life is broken and your success is released by fire.I decree into your life that the peace and blessings of God will rest upon you and all you do this month.I challenge and destroy every satanic and demonic powers troubling you in the previous months by fire.Power fighting your victory is destroyed by fire and thunder this month.You will execute and accomplish all your heart desires this month in Jesus name.

Welcome to the day of fulfillment.

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