Understanding God’s nature in our trials.

Hello reader

I thank God almighty for your precious life and taking the time to read this message. I pray that God’s holy presence and love will manifest through this message wherever you are in Jesus mighty name, Amen.

In continuation to my previous post (The importance of Revering God), I want to reflect on who God professes to be, and how his divine nature is revealed over different seasons of our lives.

Towards the ending of Proverbs 9:10, it states

[10] “…And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

Mind over matter —>🧠 vs 🌍:

Understanding and retaining the knowledge of the nature of God is integral to the mindset we adopt especially in trials and temptations.

As Christians, If we’re not striving to pursue a heavenly mindset by constantly “setting our minds on things above” (Colossians 3:2), we give territory in our minds to our spiritual enemy to minister ungodly thoughts that will discourage us in testing times. These thoughts, can tempt/provoke us to worry, make us feel confused and even angry at God.

If we’re not aware that our “present sufferings are not worthy to be compared with the future glory to be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18) our faith in God will weaken, as our emotions take control over our hearts.

Inner conflict—>Faith vs Doubt?🤔:

Jehovah Jireh (the name of God that affirms his provision for us in times of need) will strengthen weakened areas of our lives when we go through trials, because his grace (unmerited favour) is more than enough for us (2 Corinthians 12:9).

However, if we’re not fully aware of God’s providing nature, we’ll develop doubt of who He claims to be over our lives. This leads to worrying about what we don’t have, plaguing our hearts and minds with greed (or a greedy desire which becomes idolatry) and fear.

Consequently, we reject the spirit of “power, love and sound mind” God has promised us that we possess as believers in Christ (2 Timothy 1:7)

Sometimes we forget that God is willing to provide all our needs because we get so consumed in our minds about how big our problems are. Instead of wasting time worrying, tell all your problems that you have a much bigger God, whose wanting to fight your battles! However, you need to let go of your fears before you firmly grip onto faith in the God whose nature is never to fail!

1 Peter 5:6-7

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Consequences and Temptations 😤:

A refusal to deepen our knowledge of God in everyday lives is entailed in Romans 1:28-30 :

[28] “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; [29] being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, [30] backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,”

In various tribulations that test our faith, we can be tempted to gain temporary pleasure by indulging in sinful activities. Examples are Fornication, Smoking, watching Pornography or anything that contradicts the attributes of the “new creation” God declares over His children, if we’re abiding in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Jesus says in John 15:5 :

[5] “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

So, if we’re pleasuring ourselves in unrighteousness, we begin to abide in our old nature and cannot operate in the fruits of the spirit. E.g. Love, Joy and the Peace of God which surpasses understanding in the midst of a trial (Galatians 5:22-23).

Renew your Mind! 💭:

If we don’t renew our minds with the characteristics of God, we will find ourselves loosing faith! If we’re not aware that the God of peace (Jehovah-Shalom) dwells within us by His Spirit, we won’t walk in the supernatural peace and calmness He has freely given to us!! (John 14:27).

When you come to Christ, the Devil will attempt to contradict everything God has said over your life, especially through trials which test your faith. For an example, having relapsed into a bad habit, you may feel defeated, despite God’s word saying “You are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:37).

Run to the Father !🏃‍♂️ , fall into grace 💝 :

Through the pain of our afflictions, God is calling us to persevere until we get our breakthrough and enter into His rest! The Devil wants you to be restless, consumed with your worries and unanswered questions.

Don’t become overwhelmed by the storm around you like Apostle Peter did when he stepped out of the boat!

Matthew 14:30 :

[30] “But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”

So my question to you now is are you sinking?

If you are, what is it that you’re sinking in?

Whether it’s, your worries, doubt, fear, lust, addiction, perversion or jealously, the grace of God can keep you afloat in Jesus name!

Keep stepping in faith!

Keep stepping with boldness!

Keep stepping in the kingdom authority God has given you over the enemy!! (Luke 10:19)

And always remember, He is with you in the storm!!!

You have free access to his mercy and grace wherever you are!

Hebrews 4:16 :

[16] “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Remove the Shackles of guilt and sin now‼️🔑✝️💓 :

You haven’t sunk into deep waters of sin where God cannot rescue you out of! Fix your eyes on Jesus, and He will make your path straight! Return to the narrow path that leads to eternal life!

Hebrews 12:1-2 :

“let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.”

Thank you for reading this message if you’ve got this far! I hope you we are encouraged to continue fighting the good fight of faith God commands us to!

Salvation ✝️💓‼️:

If you don’t know who Jesus is, He is deeply longing to have a relationship with YOU‼️❤️❤️❤️ It’s not a coincidence that you’re reading this today!!

Jesus loves you so much!!! ❤️❤️❤️

John 3:16

[16] “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Jesus is saying “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

All you have to do is believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.

I’ve experienced God’s unconditional love and I would love you to as well.

You can do this by calling out to God and he will save you from hell. He is
a merciful and loving God, not wishing that you should die in your sins. Ask
him for forgiveness and believe in Jesus’s sacrifice for your sins.

If you’re not sure, you can pray this prayer (aloud) :

God,

I come to you just as I am. A sinner.

I believe that Jesus died on the Cross for my sins and that you rose him
again on third day. Please forgive me for my sins.

Thank you for dying for my sins on the cross. I receive your forgiveness.

I pray that you will empower me to walk in holiness and righteousness. I ask
that you may fill me up with your Holy Spirit.

I declare now that I am a born-again Child of God. I am free from the power
of sin and full of the righteousness of God. Thank you, Jesus, for saving my
soul. I am yours and you are mine in Jesus’ name. Amen.

If you said that prayer with belief in your heart, you are now a child of God‼️👶 🧒❤️🥳

Praise the Lord!💕🥳✝️

Now we must work out our salvation with deep reverence to God (Philippians 2:12).

Tips that will help you on your journey with Christ:

⁃ pray daily

⁃ Start reading the bible (preferably start with Romans ch 6 – 8 to consolidate your understanding of what Jesus dying truly means for us and the gospels books which are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)

⁃ Find a Christ preached church (Ask God to lead you)

Now, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you. Amen 🙏

If you want more advice on your walk with Christ, click on this link below 👇👇👇

https://643752.home.blog/2021/07/03/some-godly-advice-😊/

My Snapchat: @j1vessel

Twitter handle: @j1_vessel

For any queries, please email me: iiw59577@gmail.com

God bless you! ❤️

Revival starts with obedience

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