Sunday, January 11, 2015

Claiming GOD's Promises -- a Zac Poonen Exhortation for 2015

I AM in them and You are in Me.
May they be made completely one,
so the world may know You have sent Me
and have loved them as You have loved Me.

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. For I will be merciful to their wrongdoing,
and I will never again remember their sins.

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy SPIRIT to those who ask Him?

From one man He has made every nationality to live over the whole earth and has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of where they live. Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, "I will never leave you or forsake you."

For this is what love for GOD is: to keep His commands. Now His commands are not a burden...Keep the LORD’s commands and statutes I am giving you today, for your own good.

We know that all things work together for the good of those who love GOD: those who are called according to His purpose...Give thanks in everything, for this is GOD’s will for you in CHRIST JESUS.

Now since the children have flesh and blood in common, JESUS also shared in these, so that through His death He might destroy the one holding the power of death — that is, the devil — and free those who were held in slavery all their lives by the fear of death. Therefore, we may boldly say: The LORD is my helper; i will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. The purpose was that the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles by CHRIST JESUS, do that we could receive the promised SPIRIT through faith.

The above exhortation is a list of promises we can rightfully claim as genuine children of our ALL-mighty Father in heaven -- the One True Living GOD -- through our union with CHRIST JESUS, our LORD and Savior. Brother Zac Poonen (pastor of CHRISTian Fellowship Church in Bangalore, India) compiled this list of truths so that we may be encouraged to continue running this race of our calling to CHRISTlikeness, as empowered by the indwelling Holy SPIRIT.

The complete article -- "Look Forward to a Wonderful Year in CHRIST" -- is from brother Zac's Word for the Week ministry, specifically written for New Year 2015. May the Holy SPIRIT also grace you with these Bible truths.

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