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7. Prequel: The Church at Philippi (NKJV)

July 2, 2019

Paul’s Second Missionary Journey

The Jerusalem Council

Simply stated; this council existed for the express purpose of making sure that all Believers practiced their faith according to New Covenant principles. As it was then and is now, the church must continually be on the look-out for wolves in sheep’s clothing. Therefore, around A.D. 50 created, those who were once Christ 12 disciples (with the exception of Judas Iscariot) became what one might call regulators of the New Covenant. They taught and preached a Gospel if adhered to would bring about freemen & woman…not chains:

2nd Timothy 3: 1 “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 TRAITORS, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away”!

The word TRAITORS happens to be a word that needs clarification:

aspondos

Thayer Definition:

1) without a treaty or covenant

1a) of things not mutually agreed upon e.g. abstinences from hostilities

2) that cannot be persuaded to enter into a covenant, implacable

James 2: 8 “If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; 9 but if you show partiality (pick and choose whom to love), you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. 11 For He who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder”. Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty. 13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment”.

The Jerusalem Decree

Acts 15: 6 “Now the apostles and elders came together to consider this matter. 7 And when there had been much dispute, Peter rose up and said to them: “Men and brethren, you know that a good while ago God chose among us, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe. 8 So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us, 9 and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 10 Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? 11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they.” 12 Then all the multitude kept silent and listened to Barnabas and Paul declaring how many miracles and wonders God had worked through them among the Gentiles. 13 And after they had become silent, James answered, saying, “Men and brethren, listen to me: 14 Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name. 15 And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written:

16 ‘After this I will return

And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down;

I will rebuild its ruins,

And I will set it up;

17 So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord,

Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name,

Says the Lord who does all these things.’

18 “Known to God from eternity are all His works. 19 Therefore I judge that we should not trouble those from among the Gentiles who are turning to God, 20 but that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things strangled, and from blood. 21 For Moses has had throughout many generations those who preach him in every city, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath. 22 Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas, namely, Judas who was also named Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren. 23 They wrote this letter by them: The apostles, the elders, and the brethren, To the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: Greetings. 24 Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, “You must be circumcised and keep the law”—to whom we gave no such commandment— 25 it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, 26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 27 We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who will also report the same things by word of mouth. 28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: 29 that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well”.

“If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well”. I want you to keep in mind this was written after the resurrection of Christ. Abstaining from things offered to idols, and from blood is still in effect. The problem at that time was cultural. Many Jewish Christians maintained that Gentile Christians must keep certain aspects of The Mosaic Law. Today I want you to focus on the Words of God from Acts 15. Jesus did not come to put yokes upon our necks. On the other hand, that is exactly what the doctrines and traditions of men will accomplish in our lives. Our LORD Jesus said regarding yokes, be yoked to Him. As two oxen were yoked together, we should be yoked together with and in Christ. So Church, don’t let the Joneses get you down (doctrines and traditions of men):

Matt. 11: 28 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is EASY and My burden is light.”

The word ‘easy’ in verse 30 means:

chrēstos

Thayer Definition:

1) fit, fit for use, useful

1a) virtuous, good

2) MANAGEABLE

2a) mild, pleasant (as opposed to harsh, hard sharp, bitter)

2b) of things: more pleasant, of people, kind, benevolent.

This is the opposite of the burden, which came from the Law of Moses. To be continued…

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6. Prequel: The Church at Philippi (NKJV)

June 24, 2019

The Second Missionary Journey

The Jerusalem Council

Acts 15: 6 “Now the apostles and elders came together to consider this matter. 7 And when there had been much dispute, Peter rose up and said to them: “Men and brethren, you know that a good while ago God chose among us, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe. 8 So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us, 9 and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 10 Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? 11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they.” 12 Then all the multitude kept silent and listened to Barnabas and Paul declaring how many miracles and wonders God had worked through them among the Gentiles. 13 And after they had become silent, James answered, saying, “Men and brethren, listen to me: 14 Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name. 15 And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written: 16 ‘After this I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up; 17 So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, says the Lord who does all these things.’ 18 “Known to God from eternity are all His works. 19 Therefore I judge that we should not trouble those from among the Gentiles who are turning to God, 20 but that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things strangled, and from blood. 21 For Moses has had throughout many generations those who preach him in every city, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath.”

22 “Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas, namely, Judas who was also named Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren. 23 They wrote this letter by them: The apostles, the elders, and the brethren, To the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: Greetings. 24 Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, “You must be circumcised and keep the law”—to whom we gave no such commandment— 25 it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, 26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 27 We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who will also report the same things by word of mouth. 28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: 29 that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well”.

“If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well”. I want you to keep in mind this was written after the resurrection of Christ. Abstaining from things offered to idols; and from blood is still in effect. The problem at that time was cultural. Many Jewish Christians maintained that Gentile Christians must keep certain aspects of The Mosaic Law. Today I want you to focus on the Words of God from Acts 15. Jesus did not come to put yokes upon our necks. On the other hand, that is exactly what the doctrines and traditions of men will accomplish in our lives. Our LORD Jesus said regarding yokes, be yoked to Him. As two oxen were yoked together, we should be yoked together with and in Christ. So Church, don’t let the Joneses get you down (doctrines and traditions of men):

Matt. 11: 28 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is EASY and My burden is light.”

The word ‘easy’ in verse 30 means:

chrēstos

Thayer Definition: 

1) fit, fit for use, useful 

1a) virtuous, good

2) MANAGEABLE

2a) mild, pleasant (as opposed to harsh, hard sharp, bitter)

2b) of things: more pleasant, of people, kind, benevolent.

This is the opposite of the burden, which came from the Law of Moses. To be continued…

Also, please cheerfully help this orphanage with your financial gifts, large or small to Pastor Henry Lubega @ Reach A Hand Children’s Ministry And Orphanage: Or use wave.com a quick and easy way to send money to Africa. You will need this phone no. +256703678764

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97. Reach A Hand Children’s Ministry And Orphanage Center

June 24, 2019

Written By:

Pastor Henry Lubega

Let the Redeemed Say So

You have begun to live the new life, in which you are being made new and are becoming like the One who made you. Colossians 3:10


I wonder if Jesus doesn’t muster up a slight smile as he sees his lost sheep come straggling into the fold–the beaten, broken, dirty sheep who stand at the door looking up at the Shepherd asking, “Can I come in? I don’t deserve it, but is there room in your kingdom for one more?” The Shepherd looks down at the sheep and says, “Come in, this is your home.”


Salvation is a process that’s done, that’s secure, that none can take away from you. Sanctification is the lifelong process of being changed from one degree of glory to the next, growing in Christ, putting away the old, taking on the new.


The Psalmist David would tell us that those who have been redeemed will say so! If we’re not saying so, perhaps it’s because we’ve forgotten what it is like tone redeemed. Let the redeemed of the earth say so! Describe how you have put away the old and taken on the new.

Heavenly Father, We know that with You today is not just another day. It’s a new opportunity, another chance, a new beginning. We know that when we enter Your presence with praise, You enter our circumstances with power. Today we praise You in spite of what’s going on in this world, for You told us we are not of this world even though we are in it. We know of all the sad Words of tongue or pen, the saddest of these, is it might have been. Many of Your people regret past mistakes and lost opportunities, but You are our God, the God of the here and now, and we know Your people can start again right where they are. I ask that You give them the confidence to concentrate on what You have for them to accomplish, and give them the strength, anointing and favor to go out and conquer. Give each of us direction as we follow the plan You have laid out for us today. In Jesus name we pray, Amen 🙏

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The Nature of Faith

June 21, 2019

Written By:

Dr. James P. Norman

THE NATURE OF FAITH

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Do you know what faith is?  Do you really understand the nature of faith? Most Christians don’t consider the nature of what Faith really is. Faith is not a matter of taste. Faith is not an option where you base it on how you feel. Faith is imperative. It is absolutely essential that you and I understand the nature so that we may follow God’s Decrees. Believing that you have received his salvation and Holy Spirit does not mean you won’t be led by your own lusts and desires at times.

 

Faith is never under any circumstances demonstrated by what you’re doing for Jesus. That is the first and most popular delusion – that when a man is busy for God, he is a great man of faith.  Faith is giving God an open door into your spirit to work his decrees (see my blog on the decrees part 1 and 2) even if you don’t understand totally at the time, but by your relationship you trust Him. You say wow what a great man of faith, look what he is doing for God. Nonsense!  God is looking to do something through you that the majority of Christians and Christian leaders would never allow him to do because it required hard will choices. Faith in God is never demonstrated by what you are doing for God. When you exercise faith it will bring somebody or something into action on your behalf.  It’s always in the form of one or many miracles put together.

Faith is a disposition or an attitude that invokes the activity of someone else (a second party). When you exercise faith it is to bring somebody or something into action on your behalf. You’re exercising faith right now in the chair, or bed you’re in. But your faith isn’t demonstrated by your own activity. Your faith in the structure where you are is being demonstrated by the activity of the structure proving its integrity… the only thing between you and the floor. You’re exercising faith in the structure. Faith invokes the activity of a second sometimes a third party; it brings somebody for everybody or a thing into action on your behalf to perform a Decree of God.

Your faith in him is not only demonstrated by what you’re doing for him but by even more by what he is doing for you. The statement my faith in Jesus is demonstrated by what I’m doing for Jesus is pure nonsense. What you’re doing for Jesus only demonstrates your faith in yourself. If you make Christ the object of your faith, then He will become the origin of your activity. Then the world will see what Christ can do through you. All the attention should go to Christ and not to us.

Never congratulate a man on his faith in God. Should a man be congratulated because he trusts his creator? Congratulate him on his creator not on his faith. God did it, period! The more confident you are in the object of your faith, the less conscious you are of the faith you exercise in that object. You never have to advertise your faith if you are truly exercising it. If you are always worried about your faith relationship to God, you need to get acquainted with God. It’s the only cure for ignorance. Where does faith come from?  By hearing, hearing the Word of God, not listening to what other people have to say about God, but listening to what God has to say about himself. Listen to what he has to say about you and me. Give God time enough to talk to you long enough.

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5. Prequel: The Church at Philippi (NKJV)

June 20, 2019

The Second Missionary Journey

Acts 16: 4 “And as they (Paul, Silas, and Timothy) went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep, which were determined by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem. 5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.”
These are the decrees given to them, (Read Acts 15: 1-5)

At the time, there were certain men who came down from Judea teaching the brothers, “unless you are circumcised according to the Law of Moses, you cannot be saved” (NASB). They tried to impose upon naive converts Old Covenant Law, which Christ nailed to His cross so that any physical sign of entrance into The Grace of God would cease:

Ephesians 2: 8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Please note that it does not say by circumcision nor baptism you are saved.)

The curse of the Law meant you were obliged to keep the entire Law, which all men have failed. Jesus said putting new wine into old wineskins would cause the old ones to break. That is the problem with legalistic teaching even today. Jesus was then and is now the fulfillment of the Law of Moses. The Holy Spirit is that New Wine, and the Body of Christ the New Wineskin designed to endure only by the operation of God by a circumcised heart.

Romans 6: 4 “Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin”. The Apostle Paul also wrote:

Gal. 2: 20 “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.” More plainly, if righteousness came through keeping the law (including circumcision), then there was no need for Christ death (Colossians 2:13-15). Bottom line, if we are practicing the Law of Moses thinking that this is God’s will, then we place ourselves under the curse of The Law.

Galatians 3: 1 “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth (Judaizers), before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? 2 This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? 4 Have you suffered so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? 5 Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?— 6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” 7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham”.

Romans 2: 29 “but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God”. This does not mean Gentiles are now Jews, it only means that The Holy Spirit must circumcise their hearts. (Deut. 10: 16; 30: 6; Jer. 4: 4; Acts 16: 31-32; Col. 2: 11-12)

In addition, water baptism is an answer to a circumcised (clean) heart before God. The order is get Born Again, and then answer that circumcised heart through baptism:

1st Peter 3: 20 “who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water. 21 There is also an antitype which now saves us—baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ”.

Pay very close attention to what is in parenthesis. This was included so that there would be no misunderstanding; nevertheless, this passage is misunderstood to this very day.

Sometimes, when we read from the New Covenant, we tend to make it just as Old as the Old Covenant, e.g. Gal. 1: 5 “Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works MIRACLES among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?” Do you see working of miracles among you? (Let us be honest) On the other hand, do you see people trying to strain one out as if they were having a bowel movement? Maybe I should not be so crass. On the other hand, maybe I should. This may be the only way to get your attention. Look around you. How many people have experience a so-call healing only to find that they were sold a bill of goods, while getting emotionally hyped up in the moment? Afterwards, maybe a day or two later found themselves just as sick as they were before. Jesus said these signs shall follow Believers. Something is wrong, and it is not God or His Word. (Mark 16). To be continued…

Also, please cheerfully help this orphanage with your financial gifts, large or small to Pastor Henry Lubega @ Reach A Hand Children’s Ministry And Orphanage: Or use wave.com a quick and easy way to send money to Africa. You will need this phone no. +256703678764

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96. Reach A Hand Children’s Ministry And Orphanage Center

June 20, 2019

Written By:

Pastor Henry Lubega

THE LOVE FOR MONEY

1st Timothy 6:10 (KJV) 
For the love of money is the root of all evil. Which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

In the scripture about the love of money, the evil root will supply its energy into that money to do good. Money’s not evil, but the love of it is . That is why we need to rediscover our root, which is Jehovah God. With him as our root, He can pump life through the stem to us so that our fruit will be great. The fruit is the work of the Holy Spirit and to bear it, you must be rooted in God.

big old tree

Mathew 12:33 ( KJV) 
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

A tree comes from the root and a good tree must have a good root before it can bear good fruits. Whatever is in the branch is because of what is in the root. If the roots are bitter, the fruits will come out bitter.

MORAL LESON 

What kind of tree, fruit, root are you? And what would you love the world to know you for? Don’t be possessed by material things and money is just paper. If you have those papers and you can help the needy please help. Don’t love wealth so much, don’t be taken by possessions or anything material. 
Thank you all our friends and good Samaritans who have prayed for us and supported us in all ways. God bless you all.

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95. Reach A Hand Children’s Ministry And Orphanage Center

June 19, 2019

Written By:

Pastor Henry Lubega

THINK AND TALK PROSPERITY

Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever (Psalm 112:1-3).

The Christian is an heir of God, and a joint-heir with Christ. Romans 8:17 says, “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ….” This means all things are yours (1 Corinthians 3:21). If you function with this mind-set, you’ll always walk in superabundance.

Some people have struggled all their lives; they’ve lived in lack, want and penury for so long that it has become so hard to believe in prosperity. The challenge is with their minds; if they can only think right, things will change. Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind….” Change your thinking; your consciousness, and it’ll show in your language.

Once you can think it, you’ll begin to talk it. There’s no penalty for thinking and talking big, nor is there any law against it. Think and talk success. In Joshua 1:8, God said, “Meditate!” In other words, think and talk the Word. As you do, you’ll make your way prosperous, and have good success.

God didn’t create you to suffer and struggle through life. He didn’t plan a miserable life for you. His Word, apart from showing you His will for your life, also reveals your inheritance in Christ. 2 Corinthians 8:9 declares, “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” Jesus became poor that we might become rich. This isn’t a promise; it’s a reality. All you have to do to enjoy the life of prosperity He’s given you is to live in His Word!

2 Peter 1:3 says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” This should become your thinking. 1 Corinthians 3:21 says, “Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours.” These are present-hour truths. Meditate upon them until your whole mentality is not only overhauled, but also completely transformed and inundated with possibilities of the prosperous life.

Also, please cheerfully give financial gifts, large or small to Pastor Henry Lubega @ Reach A Hand Children’s Ministry And Orphanage: Or use wave.com a quick and easy way to send money to Africa. You will need this phone no. +256703678764

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94. Reach A Hand Children’s Ministry And Orphanage Center

June 6, 2019

Written By:

Henry Lubega

DEAD TO SIN

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” (Romans 6:1-2)

As one who is born again, you no longer have a problem with sin. This is because according to the Bible the old nature of sin has been replaced with a nature of righteousness. Christians who still struggle with sin do so as a result of an identity crisis; they are yet to understand from the God’s Word, who they really are.

The new creation in Christ is dead to sin (Romans 6:2). Being dead to sin simply means, sin has no power over you. Romans 6:14 says, “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”

Your understanding of the righteousness of God liberates you from sin consciousness. The Lord Jesus has given us victory over sin, death and the grave! If you ever find you did something wrong, don’t cry, or feel condemned. Rather get on your knees before God; ask Him to forgive you and then receive forgiveness and say to yourself: “I know who I am; I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus! I am dead to sin, but alive to God! I walk in righteousness every day!” Praise God!

If you’re not yet born again, all you have to do is believe in Him and confess Him as your Lord to receive eternal life into your spirit, and become a brand new creature in Christ, so that God’s beauty and power can be seen in you.

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93. Reach A Hand Children’s Ministry And Orphanage Center

June 6, 2019

Written By:

Pastor Henry Lubega

YOU ARE PLUGGED INTO CHRIST

For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his ofspring. (Acts 17:28).

When you gave your life to Christ, you were born into His presence and you were permanently plugged into Christ Himself; and you are now one with Him. That is why the Bible says in Galatians 3:27, “ For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ”. He now lives in you and you live in Him. It is a union that is inseparable. This makes you an extra ordinary being, far removed from the dictates of this world.

As a child of God, you have to settle this reality in your heart, and let it be your consciousness every day; for it is this consciousness which causes the life of God in your spirit to produce results which are visible on the outside. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 6:17, “But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit”. This is why your confidence in Him should be so strong. Know that because He lives, you live; and nothing shakes you because you are plugged into Him in your spirit.

Make up your mind to live out the life of Christ which is in your spirit. Give no place to the flesh because to be carnally minded is death but to be spiritually minded is life. Let Him increase in you as you decrease; this is very possible because in this world, we are just like Jesus and His nature enables us to do extra ordinary things and forever in him we live, and move, and have our being. Glory to God!

MEDITATION SCRIPTURES

John 17:20-24

PROPHETIC DECLARATION

As He is, so am I in this world; I am one with the Lord and in Him I live and move and have my being. Fruitful in and out of season. That life in me makes me a solution provider to all those around me; and the union that He has brought me into is inseparable now and always
in Jesus’ Name Amen!

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92. Reach A Hand Children’s Ministry And Orphanage Center

May 22, 2019

Written By:

Pastor Henry Lubega

CELEBRATE YOUR INHERITANCE

“They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord“ (Jonah 2:8-9).

Do you know that celebrating your inheritance is one of the best ways of silencing the devil? What does it mean to “celebrate you inheritance”? It means to give thanks to God for the things He’s done for you through Christ Jesus. You can celebrate your salvation, divine health, prosperity, peace, and every other good thing that’s yours by virtue of the new birth. God wants you to always celebrate your inheritance irrespective of your situation.

Some folks don’t look out for and celebrate the right things in their lives or in the lives of others. They talk about negative situations such as lack, want, sickness and death all the time. You would always hear them say, “Oh, I think I have a problem in my knee!” “I don’t have enough money.” They’re always looking for, and looking at the problem. Such people are unwittingly celebrating the work of the devil in their lives.

How do you celebrate God’s blessings? You proclaim His greatness; you worship and praise Him. You talk about His personality and all that He’s doing in your life. If you can’t think of anything to say at that moment, pick up your Bible and begin to quote scriptures that will build your spirit. This was what Jonah did in the belly of the fish. Jonah was a remarkable man: he was in serious trouble, yet he didn’t panic or complain. His prayer wasn’t laden with regrets or silly questions. He said, “… I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving…” (Jonah 2:9).

He celebrated his inheritance right in the midst of trouble. By celebrating, you’re showing the world and the devil that you’re excited about your inheritance. Until you realize how to celebrate God and His blessings in your life, you will not be able to walk in the fullness of those blessings. Stop seeing your lack; stop comparing yourself with someone else and seeing what you think you don’t have! Rather make up your mind today to always celebrate your inheritance in Christ Jesus.

Also, please cheerfully give financial gifts, large or small to Pastor Henry Lubega @ Reach A Hand Children’s Ministry And Orphanage: Or use wave.com a quick and easy way to send money to Africa. You will need this phone no. +256703678764

Or Donate To: https://www.gofundme.com/edwards-funds-for-orphanageuganda

You can also purchase anything from Amazon.com or Target.com through this website.