Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Stop, never again - Part 7

I am in bondage

John 8:36 “Therefore if the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.” MKJV

Jesus does not do anything half way. When Jesus sets you free, you will be 100% free because God does a complete work in us. It might be a process, and it might take time to get there – but God is with us every step of the way.

Romans 8:37 “In everything we have won more than a victory because of Christ who loves us.” CEV

2 Corinthians 2:14 “I am grateful that God always makes it possible for Christ to lead us to victory. God also helps us spread the knowledge about Christ everywhere, and this knowledge is like the smell of perfume.” CEV

We stand and fight in God's strength, not in our own that is why victory is always possible!

Psalm 146:7b “The LORD sets prisoners free” CEV

God is not the one who enslaves us! God makes us free if we turn to Him and place our trust in Him.

I am worried

1 Peter 5:7 “God cares for you, so turn all your worries over to him.” GNB

Psalm 55:22 “Pile your troubles on GOD's shoulders-- he'll carry your load, he'll help you out. He'll never let good people topple into ruin.” MSG

Matthew 6:25-26
“25 This is why I tell you: do not be worried about the food and drink you need in order to stay alive, or about clothes for your body. After all, isn't life worth more than food? And isn't the body worth more than clothes? 26  Look at the birds: they do not plant seeds, gather a harvest and put it in barns; yet your Father in heaven takes care of them! Aren't you worth much more than birds?” GNB

John 14:27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give isn’t fragile like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid” TLB

I am feeling condemned

Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” MKJV

When you are born again the only one who will condemn you is the devil. Do not listen to him!

Mark 16:16 “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.” GNB

Colossians 2:18 “Do not allow yourselves to be condemned by anyone who claims to be superior because of special visions and who insists on false humility and the worship of angels. For no reason at all, such people are all puffed up by their human way of thinking” GNB

I am lonely

Matthew 28:20b “And, behold, I am with you all the days until the end of the world. Amen.” GNB

These where Jesus last words to his disciples. What is the value of someone's last words? It would have to be something special, something important.

John 14:16 “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, who will stay with you forever.” GNB

Isn't that amazing! If the Holy Spirit is always with us then we are never alone!

Hebrews 13:5 “Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, "I will never leave you; I will never abandon you.” GNB

We don't need to frantically pursue money – God has said that He will never abandon us. Street children are abandoned and live without a home or family. Often turning to crime as they have no other way to get by. God wants us to know that He will never throw us away, He sent us Jesus to reconcile (bring us back) to Himself. We might not always feel His presence, but He is always with us!

I am cursed! / suffering from bad luck

Galatians 3:13-14
“13  But by becoming a curse for us Christ has redeemed us from the curse that the Law brings; for the scripture says, “Anyone who is hanged on a tree is under God's curse.”  14  Christ did this in order that the blessing which God promised to Abraham might be given to the Gentiles by means of Christ Jesus, so that through faith we might receive the Spirit promised by God.” GNB

We are not under a curse, Jesus took the curse upon Himself and paid the penalty for our sins. Sin separated man and God when Adam & Eve sinned and Jesus bore the punishment for sin, not just some of our sins, but the total punishment for all of our sins.

If you believe that you are cursed then it is a lie! Ask God in prayer to reveal Himself and his forgiveness to you and to show you how blessed you are!