7 x 2 = 14, which means double portion of spiritual perfection. In the Gospel of Matthew 1:1-17, the genealogy of Jesus is divided into three sets of 14 generations.
In looking ahead towards the year 2014, it means you will encounter double portion of spiritual blessings. This is a divine year, especially for those of you who have encountered a spiritual warfare last year.
God has equipped you this year to receive even more than you have bargain for. Does this means your dreams and aspirations will be gained easily? NO! The enemy is at work to ensure that your spiritual and divine blessings are thwarted. Having this knowledge, you have to be vigilant in your warfare, in order to seize, that which the Lord lays before you.
In so doing, you have to be faithful in your spiritual journey with God. Through it all, He will help you to gain the double portion of spiritual perfection and blessings that He has in store for you in 2014. What are you waiting for? Come on! Seize the moment, it begins right now!
When you feel you’re “drowning ” in life’s situation; don’t worry, because your life guard walks on water.
Matthew 14:23-27 reminds you:
23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
Have you been struggling and seeking the answer you need to find peace and deliverance from whatever situation you are facing in your life today?
Has the devil been feeding you with negative and defeating thoughts to make you believe that you will never overcome your struggles?
The answer to your struggles is just a distance between your knees and the floor. Prayer is a powerful resource that you can utilize to find the peace and comfort you need to get you through whatever situation you are struggling with.
You might be depressed, confused, exhausted and hopeless, but Jesus encourages you in the Scripture, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
If you pray and trust Him by faith to give you the answer you have been waiting for; then there’s nothing too big for God to handle. “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.” ~ Corrie ten Boom
People around the world will celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Sunday, March 31. In the weeks leading up to Easter, many individuals put intentional practices in place to focus on the nature and meaning of Christ’s sacrifice. This year Lent begins today, Wednesday, February 13.
Forty (40) days of Lent takes you through all four Gospel accounts (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) of Jesus’ last week of earthly Ministry. Bring the Bible to life, as you study Jesus’ life and His sacrifice for you. It will help you to understand the context of His time on earth.
Sometimes the cares of life get so overwhelming that you do not know where to start. However if you do not know where you have ended, then you cannot know where to start. You have to have a clear mind in trying to refocus, and taking charge of the situations. Life will always ditches dirt on you, but your attitude plays an important role in the way you react to the dirt. You have to sift through what is most important in those dirt that life ditches you. Once you can gain focus on what’s most important, then you can begin to eliminate the things that you know that you cannot change, find strength and courage to change the ones you can, and ask God to help you to accept the ones you cannot change.
Beyond every dark cloud, there’s a silver lining, and at the end of every tunnel, there’s a light. Just remember that the storm does not continue to rage, but after it has taken it’s course, it will settle to a calm. Rest assured that there’s one person who will be riding out the storm with you, even if you feel like you are alone. If you are burden with distress, there’s a source who will bear that burden with you. You can find peace amidst the tribulations. Jesus said in Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
You say: “It’s impossible” God says: All things are possible (Luke 18:27)
You say: “I’m too tired” God says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30) Those who hope in the Lord will renew their Strength. (Isaiah 40:31)
You say: “Nobody really loves me” God says: I love you (John 3:16 & John 13:34)
You say: “I can’t go on” God says: My grace is sufficient (II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalms 91:15)
You say: “I can’t figure things out” God says: I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3:5-6)
You say: “I can’t do it” God says: You can do all things (Philippians 4:13)
You say: “I’m not able” God says: I am able (II Corinthians 9:8)
You say: “It’s not worth it” God says: It will be worth it (Roman 8:28)
You say: “I can’t forgive myself” God says: I FORGIVE YOU (I John 1:9& Romans 8:1)
You say: “I can’t manage” God says: I will supply all your needs (Philippians 4:19) You say: “I’m afraid” God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear (II Timothy 1:7)
You say: “I’m always worried and frustrated” God says: Cast all your cares on ME (1Peter 5:7)
You say: “I don’t have enough faith” God says: I’ve given everyone a measure of faith (Romans 12:3)
You say: “I’m not smart enough” God says: I give you wisdom (I Corinthians 1:30)
You say: “I feel all alone” God says: I will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews13:5)