serve an excellent God (Ps 8:1; Isa 12:5). God does all things in excellence.
Just think of the splendor, detail and perfection of his creation that he
prepared for us to enjoy (Gen 1:1-31). No detail was missed in his design for
the Tabernacle in which he dwelt with his people (Ex 26:1-37).
we read Leviticus we can see the excellence that God expected of his people in
their festivals and sacrifices, their obedience; no animal with a blemish could
be sacrificed before him (Lev 6:6).
do we respond to a God of such excellence and love? We can only humble ourselves
before him and give him our best; serve him in excellence and awesome fear and
can this be expressed in a practical way? We need to put him first in our lives
and our time, not giving him our spare time at the end of the day. Serve him
with excellence; whenever, wherever and however he prompts us. Our God is a
jealous God and will not share us with others or other priorities (Ex 34:14).
his will be done in our lives as it is done in heaven (Matt 6:10) and remember,
the most excellent way is love (1Cor 12:31); love for God and love for each
other. God wants to show his fullness to the world through us; he wants to work:
“exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or imagine” (Eph 3:19-20; KJV). How
can we; therefore, not love him and serve him with all we are?
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you have a need for healing? Way back in the Old Testament God said: “For I am
the Lord that healeth thee” (Ex 15:26; KJV). David in his Psalms told us that
God heals all our diseases (Ps 103:3). The Apostle Peter quoted from Isaiah
53:5 showing us that Jesus won healing for us through his suffering (1 Peter
2:24). Jesus paid the price for our sins by his sacrifice of himself on the
cross (Rom 5:8) and as we believe in him and give our lives to him (Rom
10:9-10) we can receive salvation or spiritual rebirth (John 3:3-8).
word salvation in the Greek encompasses physical and emotional healing and well-being.
Healing is a promise of God that we as Christians can receive by faith (Mark
11:22-24). Sickness and disease come from satan not God (John 10:10). God has
abundant life for us (John 10:10), the kind of life he leads, and there is no
sickness in heaven (Rev 21:4).
can walk in the authority and victory that Jesus won over satan (Col 2:15; Matt
28:18-20) and we can speak to our bodies and command them to line up with God’s
word. We can speak in the authority of Jesus and command satan to take his
sickness and disease from our lives. As we speak to the mountain of sickness in
our lives (Mark 11:23) then we release the power of Holy Spirit to work on our
behalf and bring healing to our bodies and emotions (Rom 8:11). We can grow our
faith to receive healing; great faith comes as we spend time in God’s word (Rom
10:17). Believe God’s word and receive all God has for you.
wants you healthy as this glorifies him.
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"Ho, every one that
thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and
eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do
ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth
not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your
soul delight itself in fatness" (Isa 55:1-2; KJV).
Isa. 55:1 and 2 is addressing
the thirsty. Are you thirsty for more of God? If not, you can develop a thirst.
Someone who is addicted to alcohol had to start somewhere; with just one drink,
I suppose. So, start drinking in the things of God and soon you will develop a
taste for them. When we start giving our time and energy to something we will
develop a desire for more of it; so, start attending to Bible study, prayer and
spending time in God’s presence and before too long you will be wanting to do
it more and more.
Build you relationship with
God; you don't get to know someone overnight, it takes time. Press into God,
draw close, it’s a discipline, it takes effort but the results are life
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disciples in the early church appointed deacons to take care of much of the
serving as they realized that they should focus on prayer and the word (Acts
6:1-4). Should our churches or personal lives be any different? Prayer and the word
are so foundational to our lives.
early church continued steadfastly in the word and prayer (Acts 2:42). We need
God's word to build our faith (Rom 10:17) and we must pray in faith for our
prayers to be effective (Mark 11:23-24). It is also a powerful spiritual weapon
(Heb 4:12) with which we can resist the attacks of satan (Eph. 6:17). When we
resist him by speaking the word, the Bible says he must flee from us (James
we pray according to God's word, he hears us and gives us the requests of our
hearts (1 John 5:14-15). The word has power to change us (1 Thess 2:13) and is
a beacon to guide us through life (James 5:16b) but when we come together as
Christians in unity even greater power is released (Acts 2:1-4; 4:31). In
Deuteronomy 32:30 we are told that one can put a thousand to flight but two can
put ten thousand to flight.
in our Christian walk we can be distracted by our desire for the spectacular
and forget the essentials that open up to the supernatural. Consistency is the
key, a firm foundation. Faith and patience receive the promises (Heb 6:12).
Never tire of what is essential; God is faithful.
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reflecting on the word salvation, it is clear that it includes prosperity. In
the word we are told that the wealth of the wicked is saved up for the
righteous (Prov 13:22), that’s us. God said he would meet all of our need
according to his riches and glory by Christ Jesus (Phil 4:19). God wants to
open the windows of heaven on us and pour out such a blessing we cannot contain
it (Mal 3:10).
we are to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and then all
these things will be added to us (Matt 6:33). In fact, the word also says that
often we do not receive because we ask with the wrong motivation; we ask for
selfish reasons (James 4:3). I think what the Lord is saying is that if we seek
after him, his heart and his presence, then it’s his highest desire to bless us
as his children.
come to him just to get stuff. Getting stuff will never satisfy, only our
relationship with Jesus will do that. True prosperity is far more than getting stuff.
True prosperity is to live the abundant life that God does; peace, fullness,
wholeness, purpose, serving God and having our needs met. (John 10:10). God
wants to pour his blessings through us so his work can be done on this earth (2
Cor 9:10). Think about that last scripture this Christmas time.
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