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It is often said, Preparation precedes success. Fundamentally, we all know how much we have to prepare to get our drivers’ license, school diplomas, and even to get married. However, while it is true that most of us do not plan to fail, it is evident that at times some of us fail to plan well for our education, career, marriage and business due to wrong choices or attitude.
Surprisingly, it appears that the most area of neglect is the salvation of our souls. Some of us are too busy with our jobs, studies, families and pleasures that we have put any plan of worshipping our creator God into the back seat. We often forget that our God longs to relate with us in a more personal and intimate way. This is because He is a loving God that is so concerned with every detail of our lives, and anything that matters to us matters to God as well. Thus, God is willing to help us with all the challenges and battles in our life if we can only acknowledge His sovereignty and divine plans for our present and future life.
As far as planning for our eternal life is concerned, God has made a wonderful provision for us through Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son. Jesus Christ died on the cross for our rebellion against God, and He was raised on the third day by the power of God for our freedom, peace and hope. Basically, God’s salvation package includes our peace, deliverance, healing, restoration, hope, joy and blessing.
Are any of these missing? Then you must be ready to accept God’s first class plan of salvation through Jesus Christ. Actually, any other plan of salvation apart from Jesus Christ is futile, inadequate, fruitless and unnecessary. Please accept God’s best and final plan of salvation for your life today by inviting Jesus Christ into your heart as Lord and Savior. Certainly, your entire life will never be the same forever. Please say YES to this wonderful plan today (please read these Biblical references: Matthew 11:28-30; John 14:6,27).
- FEBRUARY 2024 – DIVINE “FEAR NOT”
I gladly welcome you again into the New Year 2024, which is God’s Year for our Divine Healthy Relationships. Amazingly, our Christian faith is not another man-made religion but a dynamic relationship with the Almighty God through our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 26: 17-18). Indeed, there are many temporary and permanent relationships in the world but the most indispensable is our covenant relationship with God by the grace and salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ (John 17-: 1-3) It is very conspicuous that when we get our primary relationship with God right, every other secondary relationship will be wisely aligned. Interestingly, this month of February is the month of our “Fear Not” miracles.
The Bible mentions two specific types of fear. The first type is beneficial and is to be encouraged. The second type is a detriment and is to be overcome. The first type of fear is fear of the Lord. This type of fear does not necessarily mean to be afraid of something. Rather, it is a reverential awe of God, a reverence for His power and glory. However, it is also a proper respect for His wrath and anger. In other words, the fear of the Lord is a total acknowledgement of all that God is, which comes through knowing Him and His attributes. Fear of the Lord brings with it many blessings and benefits. It is the beginning of wisdom and leads to good understanding (Psalm 111:10). Only fools despise wisdom and discipline (Proverbs 1:7). Furthermore, fear of the Lord leads to life, rest, peace, and contentment (Proverbs 19:23). It is the fountain and life (Proverbs 14:27) and provides security and a place of safety for us (Proverbs 14:26). Thus, one can see how the fear of God should be encouraged.
However, the second type of fear mentioned in the Bible is not beneficial at all. This is the “spirit of fear” mentioned in 2 Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (NKJV). A spirit of fearfulness and timidity does not come from God. However, sometimes we are afraid, sometimes this “spirit of fear” overcomes us, and to overcome it we need to trust in and love God completely. “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” (1 John 4:18). No one is perfect, and God knows this. That is why He has liberally sprinkled encouragement against fear throughout the Bible. Beginning in the book of Genesis and continuing throughout the book of Revelation, God reminds us to “Fear not.” Now let us get ready to get rid of every negative fear to walk in the boldness of God in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ (Amen).
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Monthly Prophetic Prayer Power-Points
- I declare that I will not be fearful of God’s provisions in the time of needs (Matthew 10: 27-31)
- Today I refuse to be fearful of God’s favor in the face of the unknown (Luke 1: 29-30)
- In the mighty Name of Jesus Christ, I refuse to be fearful of the whole Good News from God regardless of the negative news around (Luke 2: 8-10)
- In the name of Jesus Christ, I refuse to be fearful of the sudden miracles of God for my next higher level regardless of the past failures (Luke 5: 5-11)
- Today I chose to wait for the sure promises of God without any fear and discouragement (Luke 8: 49-56)
- In the name of Jesus Christ, I refuse to be afraid of the challenges and storms of life because Emmanuel is with me (Acts 27: 21-26)
- Today I refuse to be fearful of every battle of my life because my victory is not negotiable in Christ (2 Chronicles 20: 15; Deut. 2: 24; Psalm 24: 8; 2 Corinthians 2: 14)
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind!” (2 TIMOTHY 1: 7)
- Hope Mail – One Hundred-One
Dear Beloved: Another day is here and we have every reason to thank God for His sustaining grace/power throughout previous days. I trust in the help of the Most High for you, because His word declares that” He will help you and you shall not be confounded” – (Isaiah 50:7). Let us rejoice and thank God for His faithfulness over us in the days gone by. Shalom! Dr. Lawrence A. Lasisi
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