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    Jesus came here to destroy every evil work of the enemy that we may be free from death and hell. Jesus also came that we may have life and have it abundantly. God is not a withholder but a giver, and as he is, so are we. We have the ability of God in us, we can heal the sick, raise the dead, calm the seas and do much more according to the power of faith that works in us. In essence, wherever God’s children are, shift is supposed to happen. Acts 3 shared how the disciples manifested the power of miracles in a new shift of their authority when they had received the Holy Spirit. Micah who was a beggar and a cripple at the entrance of the temple also had a shift in his physical state which was a channel of miracle from the disciple’s acts of faith. Wherever the presence of God is, it will draw people’s attention, and at that moment, we should let the attention be drawn to ourselves. At times, people just want God’s presence for a shift but still want their rule, however God is calling the church to shift its mentality into
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    It was all confusing for Peter and the rest of the disciples when Jesus was taken to be tried and crucified. Despite the fact that he had earlier informed them of the trials to come before the crucifixion, the disciples all struggled with their devotion to the Son of God they knew, who wrought miracles and who taught them as their master. Even Peter, whom flesh and blood never revealed to him who really Christ was, was almost lost in his devotion as well. He did deny Christ, not once, but thrice – literally denouncing Jesus in his spirit, soul and body. However, Peter had to be restored back to his faith, not as a fragile twig but as a solid stone upon which Christ’s church was eventually built. His steps had to be retraced back to Jesus as his first love. When he fixed his gaze back on Jesus, he was reminded of his assignment – to feed His sheep. When we come back to the most high, we’re going to reclaim our identity back. And when we return back to our first love, something amazing often happens – all leading us back to the same Lord – our
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    ALL IN – THE QUESTION REMAINS, ARE YOU ALL IN? When God revealed what He wanted us to concentrate on in 2018, the words ALL IN were not words at all. It felt like a commandment and it sobered me to the core. I knew there was so much in those two words that it could never be covered. Not in 21 days, not in a year. Because when He said ALL IN, He didn’t leave out any part of my life, or yours. So let me get really real this last day of our fast. It’s time to be tough on ourselves and see some “other scriptures” that are written in the same spirit, written words of God that aren’t as warm and fuzzy, yet just as vitally important. The Bible refers to us as the Bride of Christ. We are to make ourselves ready. 1 Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Matthew 25:1-2 NKJV So the first thing we need to see is the two distinctions: Five are what? Wise! The
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    LOVE YOUR SELF Love as described in the Bible is quite different from the love espoused by the world. Biblical love is selfless and unconditional, whereas the world’s love is characterized by selfishness. In the following passages, we see that love does not exist apart from God, and that true love can only be experienced by one who has experienced God’s own love firsthand. “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like Him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:16–19 NKJV   Jesus’ sacrifice perfected the needed sacrifice forever and we are recipients of being new. Brand new—and therefore, we can live a new way of life. 15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before,
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    ALL IN – LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR We are in these scriptures pretty deep now. And it’s about to go deeper. The next two parts of what Jesus sums up for us to do are the most challenging. Loving God is one thing. I mean He is perfect, loving, kind, and altogether wonderful. But now Jesus is asking us to do the hard stuff. And the second is like, namely this, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Mark 12:31 KJV   Neighbor means, “brother and sister, literally and figuratively.” I am pretty sure you have come across some “neighbors” that are pretty hard to love. They can be takers instead of givers. They can disappoint. They can steal, wound, and say or do things that scar your mind and heart until Jesus heals you. And yet, Jesus tells us this is a commandment and it is not a suggestion. So how is this even possible?   16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone,
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    ALL IN – STRENGTH Strength means more than just your physical ability; it also means, “ability, might, power, and strength – literally and figuratively.” So when we are examining if we love God ALL IN, we have to also consider how to love Him with our abilities, might, power and strength. While we have to make the choice to use what we have as unto the Lord, we also must consider GRACE and the way the Lord has created us. 33 God is my strength and power and He makes my way perfect. 34 He makes my feet like the feet of deer and sets me on my high places. 35 He teaches my hands to make war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. 36 You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your gentleness has made me great. 2 Samuel 22:33-36 NKJV   You see, it sounds like we will have to work so hard at loving God with ALL our strength. But that is works. If we know Him, we know that He is the One who will give us the very strength and power we need to honor and glorify Him
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    ALL IN – MIND Love the Lord your God with all your mind. Mind … this means the exercise of your mind. Your understanding. So God is specifically saying He would like you to love Him with every exercise of your mind. Have you ever exercised? It definitely takes determination. You have to continue to make decisions to do things that certainly do not feel comfortable. And you need to keep your mind on the result, not on what you are feeling at the moment. Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Philippians 3:12 NKJV   This will take effort, exercising your mind to choose to press on. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 NKJV   Paul wasn’t thinking about the challenges or the struggles. He was thinking about the end results
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    Devotion means affectionate, loving, tender-hearted kindness, all that and more in one word. God is devoted to us as a loving father, but how can we be devoted to him if we do not have a proper understanding of who he is? He made us like him, which means we are a replica of him on earth, it also means we’re invaluable. We have the DNA of God and the father is so fond of us as a mother feels about her newborn – all protective. You cannot talk God out of being devoted to us, irrespective of whatever it is we may have done – good or bad. Most of the time we do not receive God’s blessings because we never expect. God is so totally devoted to us and he bestows on us his blessings as well. God has a mandate on our lives, and he has also equipped us with so much ability. Before we were ever formed in our mother’s womb, he knew us (Jer. 1:5). Understanding all that, God also desires that we be intimate and devoted to him. For David – who was described as a man after God’s heart, he detailed his intimate
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    ALL IN – SOUL Soul is the essence of a person. A conscious decision to love comes from the soul. It is not emotional love but a personal decision to prioritize the other person’s feelings. The soul is the life of the brain. It is the mind, will, emotion, intellect, memory, and the center of the senses. In other words, your entire being is to voluntarily go after God, nothing held back. He will not accept a person with a mind that mentally assents while spirit and body are in rebellion. So let’s consider Moses today. He certainly didn’t start ALL IN. In fact, he was a murderer that ran away to save his own life. He had married and was shepherding sheep for his father-in-law when a “suddenly” happened that would certainly shake his intellect and his senses as well as his emotions. And eventually it would shake his will. 2 And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. 3 Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see
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    ALL IN – HEART This is a familiar scripture (or should be) to all of us. The Lord was speaking to a scribe who asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?” 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:30-31 NKJV   So let us start this last week of our fast by breaking this passage down. Love the Lord OUR GOD with ALL of our HEARTS! “All” means: • whole or “all;” complete in extent, amount, time or degree • all, altogether, every whit, throughout, whole That means that we are completely giving every part of our hearts. What makes us be alive belongs to Him! Heart comes from the word: • Kardia – the heart, thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle The Lord told the scribe that the greatest commandment is to love God. When a person loves the Lord with all of his heart, it