Recommended biblical greetings

Recommended Biblical Greetings

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Hi, Jesus loves you

Checking through the New Testament, I discovered that there were two major prayer greetings that the disciples always used amongst themselves. These are greetings of peace and grace.

The scriptures say that we will have what we say, and that life and death lie on our tongues

For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. (Mark 11:23 NKJV)

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. (Proverbs 18:21 NKJV).

One important inheritance Christ left for us was His peace and the gospel of Christ is the gospel of grace. Grace came from Christ (John 1:17) and Jesus encouraged the peace greeting by using it Himself:

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27 NKJV)

Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.”So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” (John 20:19, 21 NKJV)

Earlier when Jesus sent the disciples to go and preach the gospel, He instructed them to salute the household of any house they entered, and that if it is worthy, their peace would come upon it. But if it is not, their peace would return to them – Matthew 10:13

Then, after the resurrection of Jesus and perfection of grace, the apostles started the grace greetings, while continuing the peace greetings:

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Walking on Sea miracle

The Miracles Of Jesus And Their Lessons (Part 2)

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Hi, Jesus loves you.

What miracles wrought by Jesus Christ can you tell? And what lessons from these miracles have you applied in your life? Every miracle is purely by the finger of God for no one can explain it; even so the miracles performed by Jesus Christ were purely the finger of God. This post gives the continuation of some of the miracles of Christ and the lessons drawn from them which you can apply to your life to experience multiply miracles too.

And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, “Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands! – Mark 6:2 (NKJV)

I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me – John 5:30 (NKJV)

Now, let’s continue with Christ’s mighty works and what lessons we can learn from them:

6. The woman with issue of blood healed – Mark 5:25-34

A certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years. She had suffered many things from many physicians, spent all she had but never got better. When she heard about Jesus, she went behind Him and touched His garment. For she said, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made whole.”

Immediately she touched Him she was healed. Jesus knowing that power had gone out of Him, turned around and asked, “Who touched My clothes?” The disciples said to Him that the multitude was thronging Him and He was still asking who touched Him. Then the woman came and gave her testimony and Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace and be healed of your affliction.

Lessons:

  • Jesus is the last bus stop for your challenge, for God will never refer you to another physician. He has the answer to that problem.
  • Your mouth is the gateway to your salvation. You shall have what you say.
  • Christ is the cheapest consultant for He charges nothing to help you. But He loves it when you receive Him as your lord and savior.
  • You need to take action with the message of Christ that you hear so that you can access your blessings from God.
  • Your faith makes you well.

7. Jesus walks on the sea – Matthew 14:22 -33

After feeding the multitude, Jesus sent them away and made His disciples to go over to the other side ahead of Him, while He went to the mountain to pray. The wind became contrary and the boat was tossed by the waves. By evening, Jesus went to the disciples walking on the sea, and when they saw Him they were troubled. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, “Saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”

And Peter answered Him that if it was really Him that He should command him to come. So Jesus said, “come.” And Peter came down and walked on the sea. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he became afraid and began to sink. He cried out to Jesus to save him and Christ stretched out His hand and caught him and reproved him of his little faith. When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. Then those who were in the boat came and worshipped Jesus and affirmed that truly, He was the son of God. (more…)

Jesus turned water into wine

The Miracles Of Jesus And Their Lessons (Part 1)

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Hi, Jesus loves you.

What miracles wrought by Jesus Christ can you tell? And what lessons from these miracles have you applied in your life? Every miracle is purely by the finger of God for no one can explain it; even so the miracles performed by Jesus Christ were purely the finger of God. This post gives some of the miracles of Christ and the lessons drawn from them which you can apply to your life to experience multiply miracles too.

And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, “Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands! – Mark 6:2 (NKJV)

I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me – John 5:30 (NKJV)

Jesus Christ performed great miracles and healed many people, to the point that people were astonished and wondered what kind of wisdom was operational in Him, that mighty works were performed by His hands. In all, Christ gave glory to God and testified that of Himself He can do nothing.

Now, let’s consider some of Christ’s mighty works and what lessons we can learn from them:

1.  Water turned into Wine – John 2:1-12

In a wedding in Cana of Galilee where Jesus was a guest with his mother and disciples, the wine finished and Jesus Christ’s mother came and told him about it. Initially Christ seemed not to be interested, but that didn’t dissuade His mother. Instead she told the servants to do whatever He tells them to do. Jesus told them to fill the water pots with water, which they did. After which He told them to draw some out and take it to the master of the feast and they did. Apparently, as they were going the water turned to wine which the master of the feast confirmed as a good wine. This was Christ’s first miracle and manifested His glory.

Lessons:

  • Never forget to invite Christ to whatever you are doing.
  • If you encounter any challenge don’t hesitate to tell Him.
  • Always do whatever He tells you to do even if it sounds foolish.
  • Jesus is never late and His own things are always the best.

2. Nobleman’s son healed – John 4: 46-54

A certain nobleman, whose son was sick to the point of death at Capernaum, heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee and came and implored Christ to come and heal his son. Jesus asked him to go his way that his son lives, instead of going with him as he had requested. He believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went his way. On his way his servants met him and told him that his son was healed. When he inquired of the time he got better, he discovered it was the same time that Jesus told him his son lives. And he and his household believed in Christ.

Lessons:

  • Seek Jesus wherever you can find Him
  • You are free to ask Him whatever you may desire.
  • Believe every word that He speaks to you, even if it’s not what you expected to hear from Him, or it’s not what you desired Him to say or do.
  • Christ’s ways are higher and better than our ways.
  • God’s goodness brings about repentance.

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Holy Spirit Power

It Is According To The Power That Works In You

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According to His Power It Is According To The Power That Works In You

Hi, Jesus loves you,

Have you ever wondered why some people get answers to their prayers faster than others? God answers to prayers prayed according to His word but not at the same speed with everyone. It is according to the power that works in you. This post emphasizes the need to increase the working of God’s power within you if you want to receive answered prayers faster.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us – Ephesians 3:20 (NKJV, emphasis mine)

It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear – Isaiah 65:24 (NKJV)

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you – Romans 8:11 (NKJV)

God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you will ask or think, but it is according to the power that works in you. There is nothing impossible for God to do, but we are the ones limiting God by our thoughts, words and actions. And these are dependent on the power of God’s word within us, which determines the power that is at work in us.

Jesus said that it is the Spirit that gives life; the flesh profits nothing. And that the words that He spoke to us are spirit and they are life – John 6:63. So, the more of His words that you receive, the more of the Spirit you receive too;  and the Spirit of God is the power of God at work in Christian believers, but in different levels and anointing.

Ephesians 1:19-20 makes us to understand that the exceeding greatness of God’s power toward us who believe is according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead; and Romans 8:11 tells us that God raised Christ by His Spirit. Therefore, the Holy Spirit is God’s mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead.

Furthermore, Romans 8:11 also makes us to understand that if the Spirit of God dwells in you, God will through His spirit that dwells in you give life to your mortal body. It also means that if the Holy Spirit dwells in you, God would be able to manifest the exceeding greatness of His power in all areas of your life. (more…)

Peace from Christ

Peace-Inheritance From christ To You

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Peace Inheritance from Christ Peace Inheritance From christ To You

Hi, Jesus loves you

Do you know all your inheritance from the Lord? Many people desire to leave things for their loved ones to inherit after their death. Likewise, Christ left us an important inheritance to enjoy while on earth. This post tells you more about this vital inheritance from Jesus Christ.

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid – John 14:27 (NKJV)

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus – Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)

Christ before He left promised to leave His peace for us. This was the peace He had when He was sleeping soundly in the boat while storm was raging (Mark 4:36-41), when He was walking on water (Matthew 14:25-33), and when the soldiers came to arrest Him at Gethsemane (Matthew 26:47-56).  He also manifested this peace at the tomb of Lazarus (John 11:38-44) and many other places in the scriptures.

Christ’s peace (His inheritance unto us) is what you need to go through the storms of life without being a bit perturbed. He is the Prince of peace and in Him alone will you have peace. In this world you will have tribulation, but Christ has assured you, saying, “be of good cheer” for He has overcome the world – John 16:33.

This is the kind of peace that when others are saying there is a casting down, you will be saying there is a lifting up. When Jesus was being persecuted to His crucifixion, the Pharisees were rejoicing that His end was coming, but Christ had peace because it was going to be victory for Him at the end. And when the chief priests and elders accused Him and Pilate queried Him because of them, He never answered a word. He had this peace that the governor marveled greatly (Matthew 27:12-14).

This is the kind of peace that Christ left us for our inheritance that we may unseat the devils around us and enjoy the blessings of our redemption. Out of His abundance of peace has He given us this peace, for no one can give what he does not have.

Characteristics of this inheritance – John 14:27, Philippians 4:7

1. it’s different from the world’s kind of peace

The world’s kind of peace is subject to good situations or outcomes, and so subject to change; when the going is good, you will have peace but when the going is bad, peace disappears.

But this is not the case with Christ’s peace. With this inheritance, you will have peace, come rain or sunshine, whether things are good or bad. This makes a Christian believer an overcomer, because all things shall work together for your good – Romans 8:28. You will be smiling, walking head and shoulder high, though fire may be burning on the mountain, because of the peace of God in you. (more…)

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