The Efficacy of the Blood ( by C.H Spurgeon)

The precious blood of Christ.” 1 Peter 1:19

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Standing at the foot of the cross, we see hands, and feet, and side, all distilling crimson streams of precious blood. It is “precious” because of its redeeming and atoning efficacy. By it the sins of Christ’s people are atoned for; they are redeemed from under the law; they are reconciled to God, made one with him. Christ’s blood is also “precious” in its cleansing power; it “cleanseth from all sin.” “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” Through Jesus’ blood there is not a spot left upon any believer, no wrinkle nor any such thing remains. O precious blood, which makes us clean, removing the stains of abundant iniquity, and permitting us to stand accepted in the Beloved, notwithstanding the many ways in which we have rebelled against our God. The blood of Christ is likewise “precious” in its preserving power. We are safe from the destroying angel under the sprinkled blood. Remember it is God’s seeing the blood which is the true reason for our being spared. Here is comfort for us when the eye of faith is dim, for God’s eye is still the same. The blood of Christ is “precious” also in its sanctifying influence. The same blood which justifies by taking away sin, does in its after-action, quicken the new nature and lead it onward to subdue sin and to follow out the commands of God. There is no motive for holiness so great as that which streams from the veins of Jesus. And “precious,” unspeakably precious, is this blood, because it has an overcoming power. It is written, “They overcame through the blood of the Lamb.” How could they do otherwise? He who fights with the precious blood of Jesus, fights with a weapon which cannot know defeat. The blood of Jesus! sin dies at its presence, death ceases to be death: heaven’s gates are opened. The blood of Jesus! we shall march on, conquering and to conquer, so long as we can trust its power!

The Winner’s Mentality ( by Fenny West)

The Winner’s Mentality

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The Winner’s Mentality

Belongs to you and I

From now to eternity

So said the Most High.

The Winner’s Mentality

Will make you make your mark;

Make you leave a legacy;

Make you sing like a lark.

The winner’s mentality

Will make you break records;

Bring you great prosperity

Make you famous like concord.

A winner’s mentality

Will break every barrier

Drive  you into supremacy;

Take you higher and higher.

A winner’s mentality

Will cause you to rise 

And defeat your enemy;

Cause you to obtain the prize.

A winner’s mentality

Gives room for mentors

No matter the victory

Gives place to counsellors.

A winner’s mentality

Will always keep you humble

And keep you from infamy

And you will never stumble.

A winner’s mentality

Makes all things possible

Takes you from glory to glory

And leap over all hurdles.

 

 

7          But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed —2Cor4:7-9

31        What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect?

37   Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who 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 created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ro8:31-33,37-39

57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.1cor15:57

14   Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.2Cor2:14

You’re Born To Win ( by Fenny West)

You’re Born to Win

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Born to Win You are born to win. Regardless of the wind of adversity and

 persecution or opposition.

(2Cor2:14, 1Cor15:57, Ro8:28,31,32,37-39, Jer1:4-9,10,12,17-19)

Affirm you prenatal calling

Remember that I knew you before you were formed in your mother’s belly. I knew you before your father knew your mother and they exchanged numbers and met. I had a plan and purpose, a dream and an assignment for you and separated you, formed you, wove you intricately for your destiny. I ordained who will win in the first race you ran with millions of others, even as a sperm. I knew you will win. I fashioned you to win because of the work I have for you. I put everything in you that you would ever need in seed form. You need to discover them and hone them into maturity; develop them into dexterity and excellence to match my mind and ultimate will for you. Deploy all that I have furnished you with to fulfil your vision, mission and purpose. Leave no stone unturned. Press on for the mark of the  prize of your high-calling in Christ. Aim to finish with finesse, distinction, scholarship and excellence. You have what it takes. The Holy Spirit is in you to give you an advantage. He is your Strengthener, Standby, Comforter, Teacher, Guide, Anointing that lifts burdens and destroys yokes. That is a word God has put in your mouth to speak to a particular people or ethnos he has assigned you to. You need to find them and speak to them directly. You are not called to everyone. There are those assigned to your boat- your rope holders and partners or iron to sharpen your iron.

( Jer1:4-9,17-19 , John16:7,13, Phil3:12-14)

Fear Not

Yes, some of the people you have been assigned to will be fearful. After all we are all fearfully and wonderfully made. But some are more fearful. However do not be afraid of their faces. God has not given you a Spirit of fear or timidity, but that of love power and sound mind and of boldness. The righteous are as bold as the lion. So do not underrate, belittle or demean yourself. Know who you are in Christ. Take sides with God. Say what He has said concerning you.

(2Tim1:7, Josh1:9, Ex12:13-14, Gen15:1, Prov28:1, 1John4:18, Isa41:10, -43:1-2 )

He said He knew you before you were formed in your mother’s belly. Say amen to that. He said He sanctified you, separated you, set you aside, equipped you, fitted you, and furnished you for your assignment, purpose and dream. Say amen to that. He said He ordained you a prophet to the nations-your particular nations your people. Say Amen to that. Don’t say “I can’t,” “I am inferior;” I am not able.” “I am weak.” Let the weak say I am strong. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. If God is for me, who can be against me?

( Phil4:13, Ps139:1-3,12-17)

Before you speak Therefore speak the word God has put in your mouth.  When you open your mouth to speak, minister or sing, let it be the word of God. Be the very oracles of God. Be the conduit of divinity, the channel of God, the river of God. Let His word, message wisdom and counsel flow through you effortlessly. For this to happen you must let His word dwell in you richly. You must be diligent to study His word. You must not let His word depart from your eyes and from your heart and from your mouth.

You must meditate in His word day and night and observe to do all of it and make your way prosperous and have good success. You must not only talk the talk but walk the talk. For this to happen you must consciously refuse to walk in the counsel of those who are ungodly or do not believe in God. You must refuse their influence or pressure to conform to their ways. You must refuse to seat in the sit of God mockers. Show them the light. Be the light. Remember: “The light shines in darkness but the darkness does not overcome it.” Remind yourself of this truth when you are tempted to compromise your standard.  Keep company with those who believe and accept the word of God and the word of life. Witness and be a witness to those who do not believe. Have compassion for them. Pray for them. Remember you were once like them, wallowing in the mire, sitting in darkness, imprisoned in the vomit of sin, relaxing in the vineyard of the devil and yet unaware, or oblivious, blind and bound.

(Josh1:8, Ps1:1-3, 2Tim2:15, 1Cor15:33, Col3:16, Job23:12, 1Tim4:11, Matt5:13-16)

 Prayer changes things.( Acts12:5, 1Thess5:17, James5:16-17, Luke18:1) Know Who You Are and Whose You Are Be the salt of the earth. Give flavour to your surrounding. Give life around you a meaning. Taste delicious when people taste you. Let them yearn for more of you and your God. Use that magnetism to introduce them to your Maker and your God. Remember: He loves them too. God so love the world that He gave the Son of His love that no one should perish, but that all should come to know Him and have eternal life. Be the city on a hill that cannot be hidden.  Make no apology for who you are

and for Whose you are. You are a child of the Most High God, the Creator of the universe, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, compassionate, gracious, sovereign, all- powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, longsuffering and abundant in goodness and in truth. Be proud of Him. Know you are His ambassador, His megaphone, His hands, mouth and feet.  See through His eyes. Go where He sends you. Reach out and touch others just like He touched you and transformed you. Speak for Him as He leads you. Be gentle and yet courageous and bold and strong. You have an assignment to build and plant. But before you build and plant, first things first. If you are to ensure that what you build stands the test of time; if it is to be a magnificent edifice to the glory of God, you must first remove, uproot, root out overthrow, throw down every rubble, impediment, rubbish and obstacles. This is God’s order and wisdom in any building venture or adventure. It is the natural thing to do a parallel truth.( Jer.1:10, Matt5:13-16) Regardless of opposition, persecution; passage of time or seeming delay, persevere. Be not moved. Be adamant. Have faith in God who said, “I watch over my word to perform it.” God’s word will not fall to the ground. Believe what He has told you, speak it to yourself when you feel discouraged or when the wind of adversity comes or when Goliaths stands tall, intimidating and  looks impregnable and formidable. You are more than a conqueror. Know who you are and whose you are like David. (1Sam17)

Invoke Your Covenant Rights

Know your covenant rights and privileges. Invoke them in the face of the taunts of Goliath. Rehearse and remind Goliath what God has done for you and with you in times past. Brag about your God. Prophesy what God will do to Goliath. See yourself standing on Goliath and cutting off his head even with his own sword. Know that greater is He that is you than the devil in Goliath or whoever opposes the will, plan and purpose of God in your life. Remember even those who are meant to know better and close to you can get it wrong sometimes. Peter was used to identify the Messiah, “Thou art the Christ…”  A moment later he rebuked Christ for talking and dramatizing the reason for His being-going to die on the cross. The enemy is subtle and can use people around us to dissuade us. Eliab was  used to discourage David on his Day with destiny. Joseph’s brothers hated his dream and wanted to snuff it out. But Joseph dreamed again. Nehemiah went home with a burden to rebuild the broken down wall of Jerusalem but Sanballat and Tobiah and others vehemently opposed him, maligned him, disdained him, ridiculed him, conspired against him and blackmailed instead of building with him. However God gave him a few men who had a heart to work, watch and pray. They banded together and successfully built the wall in 52 days. Little is much when God is in it. The weaker you are in the hands of God the stronger you are a weapon in His hands. So stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.

(1Sam17, Matt16:16-23, Gen.37:9, Neh4:1-3)

 

What You Need to Know

Know that you will be opposed, disdained, ridiculed, resisted and fought against. Let it not be a surprise even if it comes from close quarters. It is not new.  It happened to David. It happened to the disciples. It happened to Paul. It happened to Joseph. It happened to Nehemiah. It happened to Jeremiah. It happened to Jesus. So it will happen to you-not just once but many times. When it happens, remember:” Do not be afraid of their faces. They will fight against you but they will not be able to defeat you. I will watch over my Word to perform it, bring it to fruition and bring it to pass.

(Act4, 7, 8,9, Jer1:12,Gen37, 39, Neh5:1-3)

Be well-fortified Remember;” I have made you a Defenced City, an Iron Pillar and Brazen Wall… so stand strong in Me and in my mighty power. Put on the whole armour of God so as to stand in the evil day. And having done all stand. Put on ALL the armour of God: 1. The helmet of salvation 2. Breastplate of righteousness 3.Shoes of the Gospel 4.Belt of truth 5. Shield of faith 6. The Sword of the Spirit-the Word of God 7. With all Kinds of Prayer-praise, worship, faith, supplication intercession, thanksgiving, warfare, dedication etc(Eph6:10-18) You are born to win, born to overcome, born to fulfil purpose. Let nothing and no one stop you. Use your adversity as an advantage to do more than you can ask or think or dream of. Let every adversity work for you. Use every stumbling block as a stepping stone to a higher ground. Know that all things are working together for your good because you love God and you are the called according to purpose. (Jer29:11,Ro8:28,

Be Adamant Commit yourself to winning at all cost. Pay the price to obtain the prize. Discipline yourself and keep the goal in mind. Hit the bull’s eye rather than biting about the bush. Train yourself. Be proficient and be professional. Give your best. Be the best. Come out on top. That is your heritage. You have God’s DNA. Act like that. Be an imitator of Him. As He is so you are. He has given you all that pertain to life and godliness. He has given you His exceedingly great and precious promises that by these you should be a partaker of the divine nature through your knowledge of Him. Rise and shine. Step up to the plate.  Be what He has called you to be. You have no excuse for failure. Failure is not your portion. Good Success is your portion and heritage. You are the seed Abraham. The boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places for you. You have been given dominion. Exercise that dominion in all your undertaking and win always and everywhere.

( 1Tim1:12, 2Tim4:6-8,2Pet1:3-4, Eph5:1,1Cor9:24-27, Josh1:8, 1John4:4, 1John5:4, Ps16:6, Gen1:26,28,Gal3:29, Col1:27,2Cor2:14,1Cor15:57, Ro8:31,32,35,37-39,Isa60:1-3, deut28:1-14, Ps27, Ps91,46,Ps23:4-6, Ps2:8, Isa54:17, Isa59:19, Isa40:29-31, John16:33, Luke10:19, Isa45:1-3)

Alleluia!

 

 

 

Triumphing in Trying Times (by Fenny West)

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Triumphing in Trying Times

Is possible for us all

If we will commit to pray

And put our faith in the Lord.

 

Learn to say what God has said

And not what the world has said

Learn to say what the word says

Not what the enemy says.

 

When men are cast down

Then thou shalt say,

‘There is lifting up.’

This is the way to triumph:

 

Maintaining your integrity

Maintaining your positivity

Refusing to worry or hurry

Praying the word

Seeking God’s face

Praying and fasting

Hearing from Him

Exercising your faith

Standing your ground

Putting on the whole armour of God

Fight the good fight of faith

Counting it all joy

Knowing who you are and

Whom you serve

Obeying what God has said

Sowing good seeds

in good grounds

watering the seeds

and waiting for God’s time.

 

 

Triumphing in Trying Times

 

Triumphing in Trying Times

Is possible for us all

If we will commit to pray

And put our faith in the Lord.

 

Learn to say what God has said

And not what the world has said

Learn to say what the word says

Not what the enemy says.

Learn to say what the Lord said

Not what your circumstance says

Learn to say what the word says

Not what people around your say.

 

When men are cast down

Then thou shalt say,

‘There is lifting up.’ Prov22:29

This is the way to triumph:

 

Praying the word,

Seeking God’s face,

Praying and fasting,

Hearing from Him,

Exercising your faith,

Standing your ground,

Putting on the whole armour of God,

Fight the good fight of faith,

Counting it all joy,

Perseverance to the end,

Knowing who you are and

Whom you serve,

Obeying what God has said,

Sowing good seeds

in good grounds,

watering the seeds

and waiting for God’s time.

 

 

 

26  But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matt19:26

6     Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

7     and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Phil4:6-7

16   Rejoice always,

17   pray without ceasing,

18   in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1Thess5:17

He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

1John4:4

4     For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith.

1John5:4

57   But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58        Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.1Cor15:57-58

14        Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.2Cor2:14

 

 

Rom8:28, 37-39, Jn16:33, 1Jn4:4, 1Jn5:4, Jam1:2,12, Eph6:10-18, Matt6:25-32, Mark11:22-23, Rom1:17, 1Pet1:7, Ro12:2, Prov23:7, Eph4:23, 1Sam17, 1Sam30, Acts16:23-32, Acts11:23-33, Acts16:23-32