Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fellowship with the Father



Fellowship with the Father

Ephesians 2:5

          Fellowship ministers life to you. You are renewed by it. It charges your batteries, so to speak. You are made strong through union and fellowship with God – strong enough to withstand the attack of the enemy of your soul, who is Satan (see Ephesians 6:10-11).

          When you are fellowshipping with God, you are in a secret place where you are protected from the enemy. Psalm 91 talks of this secret place, and the first verse says that those who dwell there will defeat every foe: "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]" (Psalm 91:1). This secret place is God's presence. When you are in His presence, you experience His peace. Tonight, as you pray and fellowship with God, enter the holy of holies and rest in the secret place of His Presence.



An Eternal Perspective

2 Peter 3:10-12, 14….the day of the Lord will come like a thief…………

          This passage of Scripture should invoke reverential fear and awe within you. It is a waste of time trying to impress people- what matters is what God thinks of you. You must keep an eternal perspective. The world as we know it will one day vanish and Jesus will return. We should spend our time in this world preparing ourselves to enjoy eternity in God's Presence.



At Home in Your Heart

Ephesians 3:17

          If you are born again Jesus dwells on the inside of you. Your inner life - your attitudes, thoughts, and emotions – is holy ground where the Spirit of God wants to make His home. This inner life is of more serious interest to God than your outer life.

          If you want to be a comfortable home for God, you must give up grumbling and faultfinding. The Bible says God inhabits the praises of His people (see Psalm 22:3). He is comfortable in the midst of your praises. You need to wake up every morning and say, "Oh, Good morning Jesus. I want You to be comfortable in me today." And you need to go to bed every night and say, "Thank You for all the good things You've done today and will be doing tomorrow". Before you do anything else, invite Jesus to make Himself at home in your heart. Then go forward confidently, enjoying the God-kind of life.



Heirs with Christ

Galatians 4:7

          As a Christian, you believe Jesus died for your sins and that when you die you will go to heaven because you believe in Him. But there is more to our redemption than that. There is a life of victory God wants for you now.

          It is impossible to live victoriously in this earth without understanding your rightful authority and dominion over the devil and all his works. Your position "in Christ" is one of being seated at the right hand of the Lord God Omnipotent.

          God wants to restore you to the place of authority that is yours. He has already made all the arrangements; you might say He has "sealed the deal." The purchase price has been paid in full. You have been bought by the precious blood of Jesus. Therefore, I encourage you to go forth with confidence and enjoy the life Jesus has provided for you.

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