Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Jesus Trusts You

 

Jesus trusts you. He trusts the life of the Holy Spirit planted in you to produce all good things according to his will.

Jesus will direct your paths. He is leading you and guiding you into all the purposes of God planned for you.

Jesus delights in lighting your paths, giving you rest and sharing his plans and dreams with you.

God is not hiding from you, he does not withhold any good thing from you and you are the delight of his heart.

Listen to his whisper, cherish the warmth of his breath, and taste the goodness of his love.

He is your way in the darkness around you, He is the truth of all things given to you forever and He is the resurrection life in your heart.

Let His presence fill and delight your heart and let his desire be the satisfaction of your life.

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Life Not Chaos

 The world lives in chaos, every belief the world gives us is meant to distract and misdirect us into chaos. It provides information that misdirects from the truth.

Jesus said He was the truth. He said that if you wanted to know what God was like look at him.

Jesus Christ is our road out of the chaos of the misdirection of the world. The road to freedom is found at the cross. The road to life is found in the resurrection life of Christ.

Religion offers me a wide road of law. Religion gives me a wide road of my self righteousness. In Jesus Christ I have a narrow road of Christ alone. In Jesus Christ I have a narrow road of the free gift of grace.

All around me the enemy has created distractions and tries to lead me with misdirection.

But Christ gives me freedom, fills me with his Holy Spirit and immerses me in a river of his unconditional love.

In Christ I am a New Creation and I am alive to Christ and dead to chaos.

Jesus Christ is the peace of God in my heart. He invites me to dwell in his peace. He is an oasis of peace that has freed me from the chaos of the world.

Monday, 8 March 2021

The Inheritance of Jesus

 In Christ I now inherit the inheritance that Jesus had. Jesus is my promised land, He is the promise of God given to me.

My promised land is now that I am a New Creation in Christ.

The Holy Spirit is the power of the risen Christ in me that overcomes in me, with me and through me. I overcome because the overcoming Christ lives in me and is united to me. I am never separated from Christ. He is never separated from me.

There is never a moment in my life that I am alone. Christ in me had broken the spirit of isolation. The world would lie to me and tell me I am isolated, but God would tell me that He is always with me and I am never alone.

All the inheritance that Jesus won at the cross is now mine. Every promise of God is now YES and AMEN to me in Christ Jesus. Everything won and the victory of the cross is now mine in Christ.

Christ's inheritance is my inheritance. His death released His inheritance to me. Now in my New Creation life in Christ the risen Christ has made me his home. I am now the dwelling place of the glory of God.

For his presence lives in me and within me is the joy of God and He has pleasure in me. For in Christ there are pleasures for me forevermore.

Sunday, 7 March 2021

As Christ Is So Now Am I

 It was always God's intention to have the same relationship with me that He has with Jesus. It was never God's intention to rescue me from this world but to co-habit with me in Christ.

God's intentional love was always to elevate me in the Kingdom. For God to fill me full of His presence. For God always predestined and planned for me to live, experience and flourish in the glory and life of God in Christ in me.

God planned intimacy with me in Christ. To know the majesty and love of God in intimate union with Christ. For the Holy Spirit to nourish me, nurture me and protect me. To know the depth and breadth and height and vastness of the love of God.

For me to experience the life of Christ in every moment and in everything I do. For God to work in and through me in the Holy Spirit.

To open up my life with the same life and relationship God has with Jesus. For as Christ is so now am I. Everything God thinks of Christ He now thinks of me.

God wants me to know him the same way Christ knows God. God wants me to live in the same closeness He has with Christ.

For I am now His son in Christ and I am now one with the risen Christ and as He is so now am I.

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Know

In the place of stillness

In the place of hearing

In the place of nearness


God kindles the fires of heaven


And in breathing we know that he is God


#gogyoshi

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Map of my Heart.



As time goes on we start to make an internal map of what is wrong and is right. This map is embedded in our subconscious and forms our belief system. It is often this map that steers us through the hundreds of daily decisions we have to make.

This freedom of thought and choice is an essential component of our design because  it means be can we can change our way of thinking and experiencing instead of just repeating the same things over and over again.

The danger with this internal map is that it can blinker our spiritual eyes to the wonderful majesty of Christ that is alive within us. God is constantly uplifting us to know and experience his delight and love that is alive within us.

God gives us hundreds of opportunities every single day to which he wants to open up our eyes to his work within us.

By saying yes to God's delight in us, we open up ourselves to new avenues of the Holy Spirit and therefore we become more conscious of his presence and we awake to his gentle whisper that invites us to engage with him.

It is however always easier to say no than yes. Yes requires courage to engage with God. Yes requires openness and generosity and no keeps things just as they are.

Yes involves risk and no does not. Yes requires trust whereas no requires none.

God's hearts desire is that we enjoy him and delight in him. God has placed his Holy Spirit into us and invites us into the adventure of writing a new map in our hearts. He wants to take us on an adventure to discover the depths of his work in our lives.

Christ says Yes, for the declaration of God  to us all God's promises are YES and AMEN in Christ Jesus. 

God wants to write inside our hearts a new map, and map of his grace, a map of his unconditional love, a map of his delight,  a map of his treasure given to us. It is from this map of God's delight that the Holy Spirit wants to re-configure our subconscious so that all we think and experience is from the majesty, grace and glory of God.

Monday, 25 May 2020

The Ability To Believe



Who we believe we are is who we will become. All of life's rich experiences are moments that have the ability to draw us into a deeper way we believe and frame who we are.

The way we interpret those moments will shape both how we see ourselves and our indentity.  It is so very easy for us get a warped perception of life and who we really are by clinging on to how we live and react when those moments come.

No one's identity is completely fixed. We like to think that that is not the case, but each of us has the ability to alter our perception,  the power to change and more importantly the ability to plant new beliefs and root up old, damaging beliefs. We have the capacity to grow as we live and experience new things within us.

But with this also comes the ability to believe we are something we are not. So on any given day, like a jelly left out in the sunshine, we can alter our belief system and change for the better or worse.

God through the Holy Spirit has given us the opportunity to tap into the resurrection power of Christ within us. Our flexible hearts of who we are can be changed from one degree of glory to another degree of glory. In Christ we are immersed into the river of God's love and delight.

Christ's desire is so abundantly passionate that his heart is that we align our hearts with his finished work at the cross and identify with Him in every experience of life.

This is not impossible because the Holy Spirit is within cascading through us bringing the truth of Christ alive in us. All we have to do is tune into his voice and his gentle nudge.

The world will try to fill our minds with worldly wisdom and a negative perception of life. It will try to diminish your value and promote fear and anxiety. But God has now in Christ NOT given you a spirit of fear, but a new Spirit of power and love and a sound mind .

The loving encouragement of God is that you find your delight in him, you find your purpose in his love for you and you excel in your heart by believing and experiencing his grace alive in you.

Christ in you has the ability and power to change your belief system so that you know and experience the love and power of the Holy Spirit in every golden moment of life.


Sunday, 26 April 2020

Reasoning



There is an earthly reasoning and there is a heavenly reasoning. 

Earthy reasoning is the reasoning that we inherit from Adam. It does not come from heaven but it originated in what our senses tell us. It comes from what we see, hear, touch, taste and smell. It associates reasoning with what we experience in our nature birthed in us through Adam. This reasoning is unspiritual, it is sensual. Out of it comes jealously,  rivalry,  contention, selfish ambition and this earthly reasoning causes confusion, unrest, disharmony and rebellion.

Heavenly reasoning is the reasoning that is birthed in us by the Holy Spirit.  It is birthed in us by faith and given to us by grace. It is a well spring of love, delight, desire and dependence of the Holy Spirit. This reasoning is spiritual and comes through the revelation light of the Holy Spirit in us.  Out of heavenly reasoning comes harmony, unity, hope, patience, lovingkindness and love. It is a waterfall of grace, that believes all good things come from God.

Earthly reasoning outside of Heaven's influence of the origin of unbelief.  Earthly reasoning teaches us to abide in our Adamic nature.  It says that God is distant, God is only available but I have to wake him up or do something in order for him to move. Earthly reasoning takes the place of Jesus at the cross and tells me that the cross was not good enough!

Heavenly reasoning is the foundation of God's grace and tells me that the cross was much more than enough. It's revelation  is that Christ is now alive within me and that I am now birthed into Christ. That Christ in me, is the hope of glory. Heavenly reasoning says that now heaven has come and that the Kingdom of God is now within me.

The difference between Earthly reasoning and Heavenly reasoning is the finished work of Christ.  It is the difference between faith and unbelief. It is the difference between union with Christ and separation in my mind. How I view the world is the difference between Earthly reasoning and Heavenly reasoning.

Friday, 3 April 2020

Christ’s Death is the Key to Contentment




This statement seems almost unbelievable, that the key to true contentment is found in the finished work of the cross. Everything about us tells us that contentment is found when we lack nothing. But the Bible tells us in the letter to the Philippians, that contentment is found in the one who gives us strength - “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4 : 11-13).

Paul here presents himself as an example of a man who has learned to be content in times of plenty and in seasons of lack. What was the secret to Paul’s contentment, that “ He could do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” He found everything he wanted in the person of Christ, for in Christ Paul discovered that he lacked nothing.  In his own words, he had been crucified with Christ and he was now seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Through the death of Christ he had been planted into the ocean of God’s grace.

Contentment is an awakening that when Christ died on the cross, we died. The key to Christ-centred contentment is the cross. When you let the finished work of the cross invade and overwhelm your life, the enchantment of the world is broken. You are dead to the world, and the world is dead to you. Or to put it in real terms, you are a New Creation. The old you is dead. A new you is alive – a you filled with Holy Spirit, overflowing with the glory of God and overwhelmed by the majesty of God.

Being dead to the world means that our hearts run and abide in the blessings of the cross and finished work of the cross is the motivation and joy of our lives. For the greatest satisfaction and contentment is found in the death and resurrection of Christ.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Christ’s Death Is Our Guarantee




The death of Christ is a guarantee that every promise God has made is ‘Yes’ and ‘Amen’ in New Creation life. This guarantee is a promise “right up to the end that you would be counted free from all sin and guilt.” (1 Corinthians 1:8). Because of the finished work of Christ on the cross two thousand years ago, we are now counted free and every moment we live until the day He returns we are held in the guarantee of the cross.

The foundation of the New Covenant is sealed with the blood of Jesus. When the bible speaks of the blood of Jesus, it is speaking of his death. Everything that was accomplished at the cross, was made possible by the shedding of his blood.

But more than this, much more, is the revelation that the blood of Jesus accomplished His resurrection.  The resurrection of Jesus was God’s universal endorsement that the obedience of Christ was fully absorbed and completely paid for, all the consequences of Adams sin. The point is that the resurrection proves that the death of Jesus paid everything in full. If Jesus did not rise from the dead, then his death was a failure.  His death provided his guarantee that his resurrection would be our resurrection.

This is the absolute promise of today. God wants you and I to live our lives free from the consequences of sin and free from guilt. Guilt free living is God’s best for His people.  By God’s grace we are guaranteed to live a life of communion with his son. A co-partnership of fellowship with the son.  A guarantee that we are now blameless in Christ and much more than this, we are made holy by the death and resurrection of Jesus.

God’s guarantee is that he is forever faithful and He can be trusted to fulfil all his promises in our lives.  His guarantee is that his finished work is complete and therefore we are now complete in Christ Jesus.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Christ’s Death Sets Us Free.




The message of the New Creation planted into us, was declared by Jesus in a synagogue in Nazareth,  when he stood up and read from the book of Isaiah to the religious leaders, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor, He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind see, and that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favour has come.”

This is the revelation of the New Covenant. Christ has come to declare the healing restoration of God to his creation.  The free gift of the Lord’s favour.  A gift we receive, given by Christ to his great treasure. It was His death that would accept us into his family and would restore us.

Christ died to break every chain of oppression, captivity, and to release us from the prison of despair. Christ did not die to make it merely possible or give us a half-hearted answer. He died to bring freedom and to plant his passion into our hearts. For New Creation life is not a refurbishment of our old life but a complete transformation from old to new, darkness to light, from death to resurrection.

The New Covenant is an oath of freedom, a promise of eternal redemption purchased by the blood of Christ.  Our sinfulness, our fear, our captivity all died in the death of Jesus Christ.  In the death of Christ, was the death of everything that oppressed us. When we see the cross through the eyes of faith and trust, we simply find that everything is already done and the chains that had bound us are broken and grace overtakes us.

The end of our quest for wholeness is found in Christ, for Christ heals the deepest parts of our hearts, He opens our blind eyes to the magnificence of His finished work and He sets our hearts free to be filled with his majesty.

The death and resurrection of Christ ends our pursuit of freedom, for in our New Creation life we are eternally connected and set free in Christ to enjoy and delight in him forever. In Christ we are raised with him in His resurrection to live in the abundant life he promised and provided.

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Nourish and Nurture Your Heart




When we look in the mirror, what we see before us, reflecting back is what most of us believe we are. Every day we are either busy with thoughts and fantasies and actions, or we are held captive by the constant distraction of digital devices, social media, television, the morning news. Every interaction whether positive or negative influences us, it is so powerful that it controls us.  

Our whole being, body, soul and spirit is caught up and entwined in our belief system. This belief system has the power to give us life or ultimately kill us. We call this belief system the heart and the heart is the conduit for the river of life.

Every interaction we have with creation – whether it be the bus driver or our family – and every transaction we make in the world – whether it be shopping for food or negotiating a contract – and every project we undertake – whether it be baking a cake or climbing a mountain – carries with it the sowing of seeds of belief or unbelief into our hearts.

We need to understand that even the tiniest word or seed creates a belief that can soften or harden your heart.

The fact is life is full of rich moments that make life worth living. It can be amazing and wonderful in its ability to connect with our hearts. There are days when our hearts are captivated by the experiences that enlighten our darkness and change the mundane into adventure. Those captured memories of precious moments where the richness of love and the closeness of acceptance are found in the value of those we treasure and love.

Today's fast living world does little to encourage us to embrace the experiences that surround us. Modern media sells us a dream of a perfect world where we can have anything we want providing we have the resources at our fingertips. And if we don't it sells us the tools to get that which is out of our reach. But deep down inside we know that the things that surround us don't really satisfy us.

For life in all its glory is found complete in the embrace of its designer. Every experience is a chance to connect with the God who formed the universe from nothing. As surely as the sun rises, the sun sets and as surely as the tide flows in, the tide flows out. The everlasting love of God is as relentless and as sure as the universe that we are placed into. And it is here that the mystery of God’s love shines into our world, for God who is complete does not need creation in order to experience love because he is love and every time we open up ourselves to the love of God we move into the now of time. And in the now of time the omniscience and omnipotence of the creator meets the compassion and goodness of the Father. But whenever we move away from the abundance of real love life clips our wings and dulls our shine. God's love was given to be shared. Shared from his heart of goodness. A manifesting in and to creation that we were created and birthed out of His good pleasure. And every moment is a now moment where his love is giving his goodness to us. 

God encourages us to nourish and nurture his love and his life in our hearts. To grow a rich harvest of life giving and life enhancing truth, for it is in knowing the truth that renews our minds and sets us free to know and experience the life of God in Christ Jesus. God's goodness is his story. His story is a work of total commitment, desire and passion. It is a story about you, about someone else, about the world, about life, about God and above all else it is a story of intimacy beyond our wildest imagination. 

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