righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit

Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. (NKJ) 

Rom 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (NKJ) 

Being filled with the Holy Spirit and having joy in our lives goes hand in hand together.

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Ps 103:4a Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;

Ps 103:4a  Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;

By purchase and by power the Lord redeems us from the spiritual death into which we had fallen, and from the eternal death which would have been its consequence. Had not the death penalty of sin been removed, our forgiveness and healing would have been incomplete portions of salvation, fragments only, and but of small value, but the removal of the guilt and power of sin is fitly attended by the reversal of the sentence of death which had been passed upon us. Glory be to our great Substitute, who delivered us from going down into the pit, by giving himself to be our ransom. Redemption will ever constitute one of the sweetest notes in the believer’s grateful song.

From his earliest days the Psalmist was the child of Providence. Many were the hairbreadth escapes and the wonderful deliverances, which he experienced. Dangers of various kinds presented themselves as his years advanced. The jaw of the lion, and the paw of the bear, at various times threatened to terminate his existence, and at others the ruthless hand of man. The same God who delivered him from the sword of Goliath, rescued his life from the javelin of Saul. The Almighty Friend who had covered his head in the day of battle, delivered him, at one moment, from the lords of the Philistines, saved him at another out of the hands of the men of Keilah; and again preserved to him his life and throne from the unnatural rebellion of his own son. Well, therefore, might the Psalmist stir up his soul, and all that was within him, to bless the Lord with most fervent gratitude, who, by so many signal deliverances, had “redeemed his life from destruction.” John Stevenson.

Preservation from destruction, redemption of life by the kinsman; possibly looking forward, in the spirit of prophecy, to him who became partaker of our flesh and blood, that he might have the right to redeem our souls from death by dying in our stead. Adam Clarke.

http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/treasury-of-david/psalms-103-4.html

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Healing in the Name of Jesus

Ps 107:20a  He sent his word, and healed them,

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The Name of Jesus Christ is above Every Name

Phil 2:9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, (NKJ)

Acts 3:16 “And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. (NKJ)

The Name of Jesus Christ is greater and more powerful than any circumstance, disease or opposition. We can pray to our Heavenly Father in the Name of Jesus. We can speak in the Name of Jesus just as Peter did in the book of Acts.

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bring the gospel to others

Phil 2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (NKJ)

Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation. (NKJ)

While we are alive here on earth, we can, by faith, receive Jesus Christ as our Savior and have eternal life.    After a person dies, if they haven’t been saved while alive, it is too late to change.

As Christians, we have been given the Great Commission to go into all the world and preach the gospel.   Those who believe will be saved.

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Through Jesus Christ, we are overcomers in life!

  • Rom 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (NKJ)Ps 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (NKJ)

    Through Jesus Christ, we are overcomers in life!

 

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Rejoice in the Lord always!

Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

Acts 16:25-26 25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.
26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.

Paul and Silas, in the book of Acts, rejoiced in the Lord in the midst of a difficult situation and saw God deliver them. We too can always have an attitude of rejoicing and praise.

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Father’s Day Message

John 5:17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.”

http://goodpassage.com/audio_files/FathersDay.mp3

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God Answers Prayer!

John 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. (KJV)

Matt 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. (KJV)

We thank God for giving us our requests as we ask according to His Word.

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Seven Promises to Pray

http://goodpassage.com/audio_files/Seven%20Things%20to%20PrayB.mp3

Salvation

2 Cor 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Col 1:13  He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

Health

Ps 1:3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.

Wisdom

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

1 Cor 1:30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God — and righteousness and sanctification and redemption

Peace

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

Isa 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.

John 14:27 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.

Power

2 Tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Acts 1:8  But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Provision

Phil 4:19    And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Ps 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.

Protection

Isa 54:17   No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn.   This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,  And their righteousness is from Me,”  Says the Lord.

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