All the promises of God are true –
He watches over His Word to perform it –
If you believe Jesus is your Savior
He is – and – He is your God –
You know it – You believe it –
You know who you are –
You know you can do whatever
Your Lord says you can do –
You know you may have whatever your Lord
Says you may have – You know it – but –
When the time comes to receive your blessing –
Believing falls short – We must believe to receive –
What breaks down our confidence – What causes doubt –
What comes between us and our God –
Does God forget us – No – God never forgets us –
But God forgets our sins – He does not remember them –
If God forgets our failures – Why do we remind Him –
Why are we focused on ourselves – Why do we
Look away from Jesus to examine ourselves –
We have an enemy – a defeated enemy –
The devil – disarmed by our Lord – yet
The Evil One is still our adversary – He hates us –
His weapon is deceit – Condemnation is his strongest lie –
God does not condemn us – because Jesus took away our sin –
Yet the thought enters the mind – Why should God hear
My prayer – Why should He bless me – I am flawed –
This is your time to stand – Stand firm – Say
I am the righteousness of God in Christ –
Jesus is my Savior – my Redeemer – I am His Beloved –
He saved me from all my flaws – from all my sins –
There is no condemnation for me – Jesus took away my sin –
I rebuke you Liar – Leave me –
Why does accepting condemnation separate us from our confidence –
If the devil can make you believe you are condemned –
He will cause you to fall from grace – What does it mean
To fall from grace – Falling from grace is looking at our own works for justification –
rather than trusting fully on the redemptive work of Christ our Savior –
This subtle transition in our thinking is the enemy’s goal –
Standing on our performance rather than on God’s grace –
We fail – Standing on His grace – we believe we receive –
And we have what we ask –
God’s promises are real –
Believe and receive – Receive His favor – His provision –
Intercede for others – There is an open door that
No man can shut – You will find it – Believe and receive –
By Carol Ann Hoel © February 18, 2015
Emphasis is mine – there is no color in the text.
2 Corinthians 1:20 – The Bible (KJV) – For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Jeremiah 1:11-12 – The Bible (RSV) – And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a rod of almond.” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it.”
Romans 10:8-10 – (KJV) – But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; that 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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
John 3:16-18 - (KJV) – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 14:12-14 – (KJV) – Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Hebrews 8:12-13 – (KJV) – For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. In that he saith, a new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
1 Peter 5:8-9 – (KJV) – Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
Galatians 5:4 – (KVJ) – Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
Ephesians 6:10-13 – (KJV) – Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Mark 11:23-24 - (KJV) – For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Revelation 3:7-8 – (KJV) – And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.