at Victory Alabang (T4V2012)
Philippians4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always, again i will rejoice.
It says there always rejoice, it means i should rejoice in good and even in bad times. wut? I wonder how i can rejoice when my problems come crashing me down. Should I pretend to be happy? Then I realized it’s not about me anymore, not about my problems. It’s about what Christ has already done at the cross. It is finished.
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
We are victorious in Christ Jesus. We rejoice coz He is mighty to save.
lyics said: That we know that the prayers of the righteous availeth much. The prayers of the righteous prevails. Yes we know the prayers of the righteous prevail. His love never fails. The prayers of the righteous availeth much. When we pray we tap into miraculous thing. And victoriously we declare.
Jesus said: John 14:14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. Romans 3:22 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.
Therefore I conclude that we are justified and made righteous through JESUS CHRIST. Prayer of those who are IN CHRIST are powerful and effective.
This is the confidence that we have in Christ.
When Jesus died on the cross, He didn’t just die for our sins, He died as us! When He was buried, He was buried for us and as us. When God the Father raised Jesus from the dead, never to die again, Jesus was also raised as us. Not just for us, but as us. This is our new identity. Just as we were once identified with the old Adam, now we are identified with the last Adam, the second Man. The Father raised Jesus far above Satan, far above all principalities, far above all power, might and dominion, far above every name that is named in this world and in the world to come. He is above everyone else. And when the Father made Him sit down at His right hand, the centre of the whole universe, where do we fit in? Well, we are actually seated with Him! With Him, we are crowned with glory and honour, far above Satan and every name that is named! And that is what the devil doesn’t want you to find out about your salvation. He wants you to think of yourself as separate from Christ. He wants you to think that you are on your own. He wants you to think that when you do good, then you are with Christ, but when you do bad, you are separate from Christ. The truth is that you are in Christ forever! Knowing that gives you the power to do good. The good news is that once you are in Christ, nothing can separate you from Him and His love. Romans 8:35 says, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” We are in Christ forever!
(repost from Team Grace)