In Times… . . . .

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“In times of darkness, love sees….

In times of silence, love hears …..
In times of doubt, love hopes …
In times of sorrow, love heals …..
And in all times, love remembers.
May time soften the pain
Until all that remains
Is the warmth of the memories
And the love.”
— Source Unknown
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Today . . . . . . . . . . . . .
“This day is mine. It is unique.
Nobody in the world has one exactly like it.
It holds the sum of all my past experiences
and all my future potential.
It belongs to me to do with whatever I like.
I can fill it with joyous moments or ruin it with fruitless worry.
If painful recollections of the past come into my mind, or frightening thoughts of the future, I will put them away. They cannot spoil today for me.
-Unknown
 

Reigning with Christ

Dr. David Murray

Very few of us would like to be President. However, most of us, at least some of the time, would like to be involved with the President. We’d like to be able to share in his decision-making, to have some input and influence, to be in a position and possess the power to affect outcomes, and even to enjoy some of the privileges that go with such a position.

Well, that’s unlikely to happen to any of us any time soon. But, there’s something even more amazing than ruling with the President and sharing in the President’s position and power. The Christian will reign with Christ, with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. As the Apostle Paul wrote:

 “If we endure, we shall also reign with Him” (2 Tim. 2:12).

This is quite astonishing because the context of2 Timothy 2:12, and of all other passages that refer to Christians reigning with Christ, are of Christians suffering at the hands of strong and powerful people and forces. Paul is saying to Timothy, “Those same people who are presently at the bottom of the ladder, who are treated as the lowest of the low, who are weak and oppressed by everyone; these same people will one day reign with Christ!” Co-regency with the King of Kings. What a reward! What a turnaround! What a prospect!

Present Reign

In fact, not only will Christians reign with Christ in the future, but that co-reigning has already begun! By reason of our union with Christ, we have been raised up and made to sit together with Him in heavenly places (Eph. 2:4-6). By virtue of our inseparable union and connection with Him, we already sit on His throne with Him. Where He is, we are.

We also reign with Him because He puts His royal power in our hearts to break sin’s dominion. Faith in Christ brings His powerful dominion over sin, the world, and the devil into our lives. “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith” (1 John 5:4).

A third way we already share in Christ’s reign is as office-bearers in His church: “And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matt. 16:19). Christ has delegated spiritual authority to execute His instructions on earth.

Christian believer, you are already a king and share the kingship of Christ. He has “made you a king and a priest unto God” (Rev. 1:6).

Future reign

No matter how much believers reign with Christ now, the greatest experience of co-regency lies ahead, beginning with the moment of death.

Although death seems such a moment of weakness of defeat and loss, in reality it’s a moment of victory, of power, and of triumph. At death, the believer fully triumphs over sin, death, and the devilin his soul. He is not defeated by them but defeats them. Just as Christ reigns over sin, death, and the devil, so they do too in a new way. They enter into a new and powerful life; no longer a life of losses and disappointments but of gain and of triumph.

This reign climaxes at the last judgment when the believer’s body is reunited with the soul and shares in the soul’s power and authority. Sin, death, the devil, and the world will be under our feet.

But there’s more. Crowned with the crown of righteousness (2 Tim. 4:8), the crown of life (Jas. 1:12;Rev. 2:10), and the crown of glory (1 Peter 5:4), we will access and enjoy the King’s power, possessions, and authority, including even ruling over the angels (1 Cor. 6:3). As Christ promised, the meek shall inherit the earth (Matt. 5:5), and part of that will involve specific responsibilities according to our faithfulness in this world (Luke 19:17).

“But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever” (Dan. 7:18).

 

https://www.placefortruth.org/blog/reigning-with-christ

Four Scriptural Touches

Four Scriptural Touches

“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”   —Ephesians 5:15–16

The Center for Bible Engagement surveyed more than 400,000 people and found that if you’re not reading your Bible at least four times a week or more, then you won’t make significant changes or choices any differently than someone who doesn’t read the Bible.

The survey also found that if you read your Bible four or more times a week, your propensity for pornography goes down 59 percent, and you’ll be 30 percent less likely to struggle with loneliness.

In addition, reading your Bible at least four times a week means you’ll be 228 percent more likely to share your faith with others and 407 percent more likely to memorize Scripture.

The apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Ephesus, “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15–16 NKJV). The word redeem means to make sacred and wise use of every opportunity.

A lack of faith causes us to worry, and we won’t grow in faith if we don’t read the Bible. As Romans 10:17 reminds us, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (NKJV). Instead of worrying, read the Bible and believe what it says.

Obviously, it’s very important to read the Bible four times a week. Just four scriptural touches every week can change your life. But it’s even better to read the Bible every day. So let the Word of God bolster your faith. Trade your worry for worship.

Jesus said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33 NKJV). So put God first in your priorities, in your marriage or your singleness, in your career, and in your finances. 

Honor the Lord, and let Him have His way in your life.

Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie

Stop Running Away!

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In the Book of Jonah, we read about God asking Jonah to go and preach in the City of Ninevah warning it against its evil. You probably know the story, Jonah runs away from God’s call upon his life and ends up on a boat in the middle of a storm. After discovering that the storm had been initiated by God, Jonah requests to be thrown into the sea and is swallowed by a great fish. After 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of this great fish, Jonah is spewed out onto dry land and responds to God’s call to preach against the evil of the great city of Ninevah. 

A Great Preacher

Jonah goes down in history as one of the greatest preachers because as a result of his preaching the whole city turns to God… Not bad! The main point of the book of Jonah is God’s heart for all nations to be in relationship with him. As well as this the book of Jonah challenges us of our self-centeredness towards the state of unbelievers separated from God.

God is Pursuing You

But today I want to challenge you to stop doing a Jonah and running away from God and his call upon your life! God is relentless in his pursuit of us. Just as he pursued Jonah, he will pursue you, not because he’s angry with you but because he loves you and has a sovereign plan for your life. God knows what is best for you and he has a group of people for you to touch, impact and solve problems for. 

My Story

I spent many years trying to run away from God and convince myself and everyone else around me that I was called to do something completely different than what God had actually called me to do. Eventually, I found myself in my own storm of emptiness and I was figuratively thrown into the middle of it and swallowed up by God’s grace and love while holed up in the Police Academy. The Police Academy was my great fish that I thought was going to save me from having to answer the call but instead, I ran straight into the call and surrendered my life to God’s sovereign plan for me.

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What about you? Are you running away from something God has asked you to do? Are you trying to convince yourself of something that deep in your heart, you know is just not true? Whatever God has asked you to do, he will not stop pursuing you. Why? Because he loves you. Stop running away!

Lead the Change!

 

https://activatechurch.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/stop-running-away/

New Wine (feat. Montel Moore & DOE) | TRIBL | Maverick City Music

Official Music Video for ‘New Wine’ featuring Montel Moore & DOE.

‘New Wine’ was written by Brooke Ligertwood. It is from Tribl Records’ newest album, Tribl Nights Atlanta releasing November 12th, 2021.

Tribl is where artists with different stories come to share and experience the genesis of a new worship sound. To worship together with raw, unique, powerful, and authentic praise. This video was captured in Atlanta during several live worship nights in the summer of 2021. It features Maverick City Music artists, the Tribl Choir, and many other Tribl family and friends.

Tribl Nights Atlanta is available now on all streaming platforms!
Streaming link: https://orcd.co/triblatl

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Lyrics

In the crushing
In the pressing
You are making new wine
In the soil
I now surrender
You are breaking new ground

So I yield to You into Your careful hand
When I trust You I don’t need to understand

Make me Your vessel
Make me an offering
Make me whatever You want me to be
I came here with nothing
But all You have given me
Jesus bring new wine out of me

In the crushing
In the pressing
You are making new wine
In the soil
I now surrender
You are breaking new ground

So, make me Your vessel
Make me an offering
Make me whatever
You want me to be
I came here with nothing
But all You have given me
Jesus, bring new wine out of me
Jesus, bring new wine out of me
Jesus, bring new wine out of me

‘Cause where there is new wine
There is new power
There is new freedom
And the Kingdom is here
I lay down my old flames
To carry Your new fire today
‘Cause where there is new wine
There is new power
There is new freedom
And the Kingdom is here
I lay down my old flames
To carry Your new fire today

I lay down my old flame to carry your new fire (x3)

Where there is new power
There is new freedom
And the Kingdom is here
I lay down my old flames
To carry Your new fire today

I lay down my old flame
I lay down my old flame
I lay down my old flame
I lay down my old flame (Oh)
to carry Your new fire

So just breathe on us
Won’t You breathe on us
Won’t You breathe on me (woah)

Breathe on me (x8)

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