God has given us exceedingly great and precious promises through which we, as God's children, get to be partakers of His divine nature. The promises God gives teach us to trust God and allow us to be like Him. The promise is not dependent on the law; instead, we should be careful not to miss out on the promises of God due to a lack of faith.
The value of a promise is based on the character of the one making it. Since there is no one greater, God swore on Himself when He made a promise to Abraham. We can believe the promises God has for us, because of His character. God's purpose is unchanging, we should not allow doubt to make the promises of no effect.
The quickest way to be deceived is by relying on our ego and emotions rather than Scripture, which is truth. The enemy knows how to twist Scripture; therefore, as Christians, we should discern the source of the spirit. We should be careful not to be so convinced of our truth that we don't even consult God. Our word to God is more important than the enemy's deception. We should bring what is out of alignment into the presence of God.
Jesus is the perfect imitation of God the Father. We are made in the image of God. Therefore, when people look at us as Christians, they should see Jesus through us. When you move upwards towards the call of God, there will be resistance. We should walk in the pattern of new understanding to be an accurate representation of Christianity.
Accurate confidence in God allows one to have the courage to be humble. When we throw away our confidence in God, we also throw away our reward. We should not forget what God has done but rather remind ourselves to keep our confidence in Him. God's Word can uphold us when we place our confidence in Him.
The kingdom of God is not a democracy but a kingdom with a King, Jesus. For us to have authority, we have to recognize God as King. Jesus marveled at the Centurion's faith because of his kingdom mindset. When we rebel against God's kingdom, we have no authority. Scripture says to seek first the Kingdom. Jesus is the Kingdom. Therefore we should seek Jesus and His will so that heaven may manifest on Earth.
Worrying has no value; it adds nothing. Worrying comes from a place of little faith; it is us taking on God's domain of responsibility. Concern and worry are not the same things. We should be concerned with what is important to God. Worry has to do with thinking and leads to fear when left unchecked. When we worry, it is a sign of unbelief. Therefore, we should trust God for what He has said and concern ourselves with the kingdom instead.
When Uzza tried to guide the presence of God, God's anger broke out against him. When we are haughty, we boast about the wrong things. What we think elevates us is the very thing that pushes God away. Therefore, we should not be arrogant but rather have the understanding that humility is an accurate perception that God is higher. We should give our weaknesses to God so we might boast in His strength.
In scripture we read that David often enquired of the Lord. When David moved the source of his strength from God to himself, the intention of his heart became sinful. As Christians, we should have a humble posture before God, repenting regularly. Our strength does not lie in uncertain riches but in the Lord.
Jesus died to rescue us; therefore, we should not settle for a lesser revelation. As Christians, we have an inheritance, and our identity is in Christ. When the fire of God is in us, the fire of the world cannot harm us. As the church, we should know when to stand up. We are a people of peace with authority and a sound mind to raise a Godly sound in this generation.