We know that Jesus paid the ultimate price to atone for our sins and to bring us into right relationship with the creator of the universe. Jesus did something we couldn't do; "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 NKJV
If Jesus died for us while we were sinners and if God declared us as righteous, through the blood of Jesus, and was pleased to come and live in our body, by His Spirit, how much more will He provide the way forward, that we may finish our life strong in Him - victorious in Christ. This is His great passion - "Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy," Jude 1:24 NKJV.
This is our time to shine, there is a new anointing God has for you and me; I believe that with all of my heart. The anointing breaks every yoke, it teaches us all things, even as it has taught us, abide in Him. The victory we experienced at the new birth is our victory now because we have the victor living in us - "Christ in you the hope of glory." If we have lost that wonderful sense of God's life-giving presence then we can repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. We can repent of prayerlessness. Whatever may be keeping us from experiencing 'righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost' (the kingdom of God within us) let's destroy it by the shed blood of Jesus Christ. God will fill us afresh with His Spirit,- He calls Himself the 'fountain of living waters.' ( Jer 2:13). He will give you and me living waters and life will come forth as never before!
It is time to take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God!! Let's speak to ourselves words of truth -
"If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" Romans 8:31-32 NKJV
Discouragement will go, tiredness will be replaced with 'might in the inner man' and fresh revelation will come to us from our Heavenly Father, so that we can 'run the race' and see His kingdom come, His will be done, in every sphere of influence, in Jesus wonderful Name.
May you be blessed as you choose to rise up, not in your own name, but in the name that is above every other name, the victorious name of Jesus.
FGBA National Director for Pastoral Care of leadership
FGBA NSW/ACT National Director