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Identity is the divine essence of our true nature. You are a spirit being that's having a human experience. Watch this powerful sermon by Pastor Paula.



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The Reason Why Moses Was Outstanding! by Apostle Johnson Suleman
The Reason Why Moses Was Outstanding! by Apostle Johnson Suleman
The Reason Why Moses Was Outstanding! by Apostle Johnson Suleman

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Seven "Cords" of Cloth" by Deborah Waldron Fry
7/15/2019 I saw seven "cords" of cloth being woven together. 

Each one was a color of the rainbow and words were written on each one. They were the names of the Seven Spirits of God.

In these last days, the Bride of Christ is being adorned with the King's mantle, clothed in His Rainbow, covered in His Glory, walking in the fullness and power of the Holy Spirit. And this Mantle is also our armor of Light.

Beloved. I have clothed you in My Light and Glory. This garment is one of great Beauty and Strength. It is a coat of many colors. The enemy shall be thrown into confusion because this Glorious Mantle has a Strength that he cannot comprehend. Beauty and Strength together are foreign to the powers of darkness. It is the Mantle of the King. It is My Gift to the Bride of Christ. In Me, you live and move and have your being. I have wrapped you in My Glory; the very same Glory as the Son, the same Glory that raises the dead. It is a Beautiful Armor of Light.

It is unpenetrable by the Power of the Holy Spirit. This mantle cloaks you and conceals you. You are hidden in Christ and MORE than a conqueror. You shall walk in the Dunamis Power of the Seven Spirits of your God, My Child, My Warrior, My Bride. The Spirit of Yahweh rests upon you and in you; the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding; the Spirit of Counsel and Might; the Spirit of Knowledge and the Fear of the Lord. You are clothed in the Lord Jesus Christ. Whom shall you fear, Beloved? Strength and Honor are your clothing, and you shall laugh at the enemy. Words of wisdom are in your mouth, faithful instruction upon your lips and healing shall flow through you to the nations.

COAT OF MANY COLORS: Bible: Royal apparel, priestly garment, a coat of the "favored one", garment of special distinction: Hebrew: Kethoneth: garment, robe, to cover, inner garment next to the skin. ‘Passim’: colorful, fine, embroidered, striped.

CLOAK: something that envelops or conceals "a cloak of secrecy"
...Gen 37:3 Now Jacob loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors.

...Psalm 45:13-14 “The royal daughter is all glorious within. Her clothing is woven with gold. She shall be brought to the King in robes of many colors."

...Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of Yahweh (1) shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom(2) and understanding(3), the spirit of counsel (4) and might(5) the spirit of knowledge (6)and of the fear of the LORD.(7)

...John 1:4In Him was life; and the life was the Light of men. 5 And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

...Romans 13:12 .. let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
...Revelation 4:5 Out from the throne come flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God;

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Grow Without Ageing by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day (2 Corinthians 4:16).

Eternal life is the life with agelessness. When you received eternal life, you passed from death to life; from time into timelessness; from age into agelessness. In Christ, we grow; we don’t age.

It’s important you catch this, because the generation of the Church that catches this truth is the generation of the glory. The human body wasn’t made to grow old and die. In Bible accounts, some people lived to be over nine hundred years, some eight hundred, and others seven hundred and so on. But the number of years that man lived on earth progressively reduced because of sin, according to the scriptures.

However, the Bible says that Jesus Christ took the punishment for our sins, and died to save us. If indeed this is true; if indeed, He laid down His life for us on account of our sins, it therefore means that the problem of sin has been dealt with. In that case, the effect of sin should no longer continue.

As a result, man should no longer be a victim of age. His years should no longer be limited to 70, 80, or 120, because being born again, you’ve been brought into His glory and should be living a glorified life. You’re supposed to be a victor every day of your life. Nothing on earth should make you a victim; not even old age, because when you come into the zone of agelessness, you can grow without ageing.

an grow without ageing. Take Moses for example, the Bible says that at a hundred and twenty years of age, his eyes weren’t dim; his physical stature wasn’t abated: “And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated” (Deuteronomy 34:7). Even though he could see that he was clearly an old man, his physical stature was strong. He wasn’t the only one. At the age of eighty-five, Caleb said, “I am as strong today as I was when I was forty; therefore, give me this mountain” (Joshua 14:7-12). Hallelujah!

Grow, but don’t age! Don’t be like those who are only forty-two and they say, “You know I’m not so young anymore.” Christ makes you forever alive, strong, and effective. You have eternal life; meaning you’re in the ageless zone. Blessed be God!

PRAYER
Righteous Father, I thank you for giving me eternal life and catapulting me to the ageless zone, where I grow, make progress, and excel from glory to glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
John 11:25-26; Romans 8:11

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Acts 25:1-12 & Psalms 7-10

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 9:18-27 & Joshua 13





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Open Heavens: Put Your Gifts to Use by Pastor E.A Adeboye
Wednesday July 17th 2019
Memorise: Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by putting on of my hands. 2nd Timothy 1:6

Read: 1st Corinthians 12:1-7 (KJV)
1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
Open Heaven for today
Bible in one year: Joshua 8-9, Ezekiel 18:14-29, Hymnal: Sing hymn 4
Message:-

“A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.”
Proverbs 18:16

This scripture makes clear the reason why we need to identify our gifts. However, it is one thing to identify your gift and another to put it to positive and profitable use. Paul knew this, and so he encouraged his spiritual son,

Timothy, to stir up the gift of God which had been imparted to him by putting it to profitable use (2nd Timothy 1:6). Gifts are bestowed on people for specific reasons and purposes. For example, when the Lord gave Moses the architectural design of the tabernacle, He also gifted Bezaleel and Aholiab with artisan skills to carry out the works (Exodus 31:2-6, Exodus 36:1-2). The task was so complex that only those who were given the gift of “all manner of workmanship” could have carried it out with the precision it required. At the end of the exercise, the Bible says in Exodus 39:32&43:

“Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished: and the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they… And Moses did look upon all the work, and, behold, they had done it as the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them.”

Many people are gifted, but they fail to develop the gifts in them; so their gifts remain dormant and useless. Buried gifts are useless to the one who possesses them and also to the society at large, which ordinarily should benefit from them. People who fail to develop their gifts are like the proverbial unprofitable servant who refused to trade with (develop or multiply) the talent he was given by his lord (Matthew 25:14-30). The same principles apply to spiritual gifts. From today’s Bible reading we understand that even though there are various spiritual gifts, they are all given for the common purpose and goal declared in Ephesians 4:12-13, which says:

“For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”

Everyone has a gift which we must all develop in order to be relevant in our generation. If we successfully use our gifts and bring profit to God through them, we will receive physical and spiritual rewards. Brethren, I encourage you to identify your gift, develop it and use it to glorify God and bless humanity.

Prayer Point:
Father, please open my eyes to identify my gifts and give me all I need to develop them. Empower me also to use them to bless humanity to the glory of Your holy Name.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.




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Make Hell Tremble by Gloria Copeland
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

1 John 3:8

Is the devil giving you fits today? Is he causing trouble for you at every turn?

If so, turn the table on him. Start making him miserable for a change. You have the power to do it, you know. You have the power residing in you to destroy his works, to heal, to deliver, to set the captives free. You have so much power in you that every time your alarm clock goes off, the devil should wail, "Oh no! That troublemaker is up again!"

A few years ago, I got a letter from a little girl who had attended one of my healing services in Los Angeles. Although she was far too young to understand theology or anything like that, the Lord gave her a very simple and profound revelation as she watched people being healed.

She said that as she looked up at the platform, she couldn't see me at all. She just saw Jesus. And she also saw a devil. Do you know what the devil was doing? He was lying on the floor crying, "This can't be! This can't be! This can't be!"

Right now, at this very moment, the power of the Lord Jesus Christ is at work within you. And it's not just there to get you to heaven someday. It's there so you can give the devil a fit right here on earth. It's there so you can build the kingdom of God now—while there's still time.

Line up with God's Word and will for your life. Let the Anointing of Jesus go forth from within you. All of hell will tremble. And you will never be quite the same again.

Scripture Reading:
1 John 5:4-20

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Jesus to the Rescue by Billy Graham
God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble.
—Psalm 46:1 (TLB)

Scripture tells us that God tempts no one. Temptation always comes from the devil. God will test us and allow us to endure the temptation, but the devil does the tempting. How do we overcome it?

A little girl once told her method. “When the devil comes knocking at the door,” she said, “I don’t answer it. I send Jesus to the door.” And that is exactly the way to take care of it. Send Jesus to the door!

We all face temptation. How will you handle it next time it comes knocking?

Prayer for the day
Lord Jesus, help me to remember the power of Your holy name!



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When Opposed, Choose Worship over Worry by Rick Warren
“If you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats. Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it” (1 Peter 3:14-15 NLT).

Christianity is not for weaklings, wimps, or the faint of heart. It takes courageous men and women to follow Jesus.

People all over the world are suffering like we in the United States will never suffer. But what is it costing you to follow Christ? It’s unlikely you’ll ever face violent oppression. But you deal with silent repression every single day as our culture becomes more and more secularized and anti-Christian.

No matter where you are from, when you are faced with opposition because of your faith, it’s natural to feel afraid. So how do you get rid of the fear of opposition? How do you get rid of the fear of disapproval? How do you get rid of the fear of being rejected?

You need to be filled with God’s love. The Bible says that there’s no fear in love and that perfect love casts out all fear. When you face opposition, you focus on God’s love for you. People who rest in the assurance of God’s love aren’t afraid of rejection. They aren’t afraid of disapproval.

The Bible says in 1 Peter 3:14-15, “If you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats. Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it” (NLT).

There are two choices when you feel pressured to be quiet about your faith in Christ: You can worry, or you can worship. That means either you panic or you pray. Either you focus on the problem and the pressure and the persecution, or you focus on God.

You have to turn your attention away from the pressure you feel and turn your focus toward God. That’s what worship is—focusing on God. When you face opposition, worship instead of worry.

PLAY today’s audio teaching from Pastor Rick
Talk It Over

Where do you need to look for assurance of God’s love?
How do you think God rewards you for suffering for doing what is right?
What kind of opposition have you faced because of your faith?

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Where Strength and Joy are Found by Joel Osteen
Honor and majesty are [found] in His presence; strength and joy are [found] in His sanctuary.
1 Chronicles 16:27, AMPC

TODAY'S WORD:

Do you need more strength and joy in your life? The Scripture tells us that in God’s presence there is fullness of joy, fullness of peace, fullness of victory—the most abundant and complete! That’s where you’re refreshed and restored. And when you have His joy, you have His supernatural strength. There’s nothing that can come against you when you are filled with the strength and joy of the Lord. Notice this verse says that strength and joy are found in His sanctuary. One translation says they are found “where He is.” And do you know “where He is?” His Spirit is alive in every believer, and in His Word, He promises that He inhabits, or manifests, in the praises of His people. That means when you begin to praise and worship God, either corporately in a church setting or privately in your personal time, God is there. You are in His sanctuary. Anytime you feel depleted or overwhelmed, just begin to sing a song of praise to Him. Declare His goodness and faithfulness. Draw near to Him, and He will draw near to you. He’ll fill you with His joy and strength so that you can live as an overcomer all the days of your life!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father, I bless You today. I thank You for Your goodness in my life. Thank You for filling me with Your strength and joy. I praise and worship You today in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Just Give It Time by Joyce Meyer
Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you in order to find favor in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.

— Exodus 33:13

When you spend time with God, it becomes evident. You become calmer, you’re easier to get along with, you are more joyful, and you remain stable in every situation.

Spending quality time with God is an investment that yields rich benefits. You begin to understand what He likes and what offends Him. As with any friend, the more time you spend with God, the more like Him you become.

Spending time with God causes you to become more sensitive to the love He wants to demonstrate to you and to others. Your conscience alerts you when you’re talking to someone in a way that does not please Him.

Your heart grieves when He grieves, and you quickly pray, “Oh, God, I’m sorry.” You soon want to apologize to the person you have offended and discover that saying, “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt you,” isn’t so difficult after all.

When God told Moses he had found favor in His eyes (see Exodus 33:12), Moses understood that God was telling him he could ask for anything his heart desired.

Moses responded by saying that he simply wanted to become more intimately acquainted with God. Moses had seen God perform history’s most magnificent miracles, yet what he wanted most of all was to know God intimately.

I pray that knowing God is the desire of your heart. You can know Him and hear His voice as clearly and as intimately as you want to. All it takes is spending time with Him.

Prayer Starter: Father, like Moses, I want to know You more intimately. Help me to take time to grow closer to You and develop a deep, personal relationship. Help me to become more like You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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The Value of Our Conscience by Dr. Charles Stanley
1 Timothy 1:18-19

The conscience is God’s early warning system for alerting us to potential danger. It monitors our emotions, thoughts, and conduct.

Think of the conscience as a radar system that notifies us of possible trouble, usually without specifically identifying the problem. The principles and standards that we hold determine the sensitivity of our conscience. For example, if we believe lying is wrong, an alarm will sound when we start to shade the truth. But if we think lies are justifiable, it will be silent.

When programmed with the truth of God’s Word, the conscience has great value for a Christian. It detects deviations from the Lord’s standards and sends out a warning. The Holy Spirit uses that signal to get our attention. Then He will reveal what the problem is, give us understanding about it, and show us the right choices to make. He may guide us to friends, relevant Scripture verses, or other resources that can shed light on our situation and point out the implications of a wrong choice.

Failure to heed our inner alarm can bring serious consequences. Adam and Eve knew what God expected (Gen. 2:15-17). When tempted, however, they ignored their conscience and sinned against Him.

When your conscience sounds the alarm, do you stop and take notice or continue on the same course? Repeatedly ignoring your internal warning system can decrease its effectiveness at keeping you out of trouble. Ask God to help you program your inner alarm with His truth and sharpen your ability to hear it.

Bible in One Year: Proverbs 29-31

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