God told Joshua three times in four verses in the same chapter to be strong and courageous. (Joshua 1:6,7,9). Exodus 15:3 says ‘The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is his name.’
At all times, great and and not so great, God is saying that we are to be strong and courageous! We are to stand strong, and act who we already are as believers based on our identity in Christ.
To which of us be in Christ, we are Sons! We are to subdue the earth (Col 2:6, Gen 1:26, Rom 8:14). We are to speak and declare the Word of God over our homes, neighborhoods, towns, country and the world! (Gen 1:26, Prov 18:21).
We are not to bow to anxiety, worry or fear, no matter what the size of the mountain is (Mark 11:23-24), however grave the situation is. (Matt 6:25-34). 2 Tim 1:7 - for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
In this program we speak about this general topic. We pray and speak life over the people of the Mukuru Slum near Nairobi, Kenya, as well as all others listening. We return briefly to Psalm 91, and show that, like many other scriptural verses, verses 9 and 10 are conditional on the believer acting on the instruction given by the verse, in order to benefit from the stated outcome.
This program covers the following scriptures: Joshua 1:1-9; Matthew 28:19-20; Daniel 3:16-28; Psalm 91:9-10; Matthew 10:7-8; Luke 10:19; 2 Corinthians 2:14;
During these challenging times of sickness and disease in the world, or whatever troubles you are facing, we need to make the decision to not live in fear or worry, but to listen to God instead of moving away from him for one more day. God is always speaking to us, but are we holding a conversation with him? There is no relationship without communication. God has paid an extremely high price to allow us to be reconciled back to Him by believing in His Son Jesus and confessing him as Lord.
Jesus wants us to cast our cares upon him, no matter what the cares are. In this program we discuss the ways God speaks to us, through His Word, through His Son, and in our daily circumstances. We have a free will to decide if we will read the bible, the Truth of the Word of God. We get to decide if we will spend time with Jesus, talking to him, but also being still and knowing that He is God. The believer is supposed to live free of anxiety (Matthew 6:25). We are to be the light in this world of sickness and disease, command all forms of sickness and viruses to be gone from people’s bodies. Laying hands on the sick so that they shall recover (Mark 16:17-18). Viruses should be fleeing from us when we submit to God! (James 4:7), since all forms of sickness and disease are the oppression of the devil (Acts 10:38).
2 Cor 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always causes us to triumph in Christ and reveals the fragrance of his knowledge through us in every place.
Brothers and Sisters, Army of God... we can do ALL THINGS through Christ, who strengthens us! (Phil 4:13).
In this program we draw the distinction between the popular Psalm Chapter 91, and the position of the believer as a new creation based on the finished works of Christ at the Cross.
While it is perfectly acceptable for a person to take comfort, believe and trust in the Lord by following Psalm 91, it is important to acknowledge and live by the finished works of the Cross. Jesus shed his blood to pay for all sin and for that sin to be forgiven for anyone who confesses it (see 1 John 1:9). The blood of Christ also paid for the new birth, the regenerated spirit of a lost soul, having been translated out from under the powers of darkness and into Christ’s kingdom (see Colossians 1:13). Why all of this? Just to be “certified” to get into heaven one day? No. It’s to do as Jesus did on this earth while we are still here. To bring the earth under control, to subdue it, to cast out sicknesses and all forms of death out of people. This, to demonstrate the Good News, the Gospel of Christ Jesus.
Psalm 91 is Trusting in God and doing nothing except that. That compared to the new covenant that the new believer partakes of now since the blood of Jesus was shed. That new covenant was what God made with Jesus. That is, Christ in us, the hope of glory. That is, the power of the Holy Spirit indwelling the new creation, so that believers walk in the power of God, going about doing good, healing all who are oppressed by the devil, for God is with them (see Acts 10:38). You say, ‘Well, that was Jesus. We are not Jesus.’ You are correct, we are not God, but Jesus himself said we are to do the same works and greater than him (see John 14:12). We are not to sit back and hope we’re sheltered by the Almighty (Psalm 91). We are to walk in the dominion Christ restored for us, take charge, arise and shine and be fearless in this world, bringing heaven to earth, setting people free by Christ flowing through and from us.
This program covers the following scriptures: Ps 91:1-16; Heb 1:1-2; Matthew 26:26-28
In this week's program on your Identity in Christ, we talk about the situation in the world with the coronavirus (Covid-19) and how we should act when it comes to our faith. Jesus said for us to be anxious for nothing (Matthew 6:25-34). Luke recorded Jesus as saying that nothing would hurt us (Luke 10:19). We show how all sickness and disease is the oppressive work of the enemy Satan and the powers of darkness (Acts 10:38), and that Jesus came to destroy these works (1 John 3:8). Now the believer in Christ, renewing his or her mind to the Truth (Romans 12:2) can walk in the victory Christ Jesus has won for us, which includes going about doing the same works and greater than Jesus (John 14:12)… which means to make earth look like heaven, which means to lay hands on the sick so that they shall recover. It means to not be fearful about this virus or any other sickness or disease. It will not jump on you if you believe Luke 10:19 that nothing shall by any means injure you.
Believers are to be the light of Christ in the darkness (Matthew 5:16). We are to take action in declaring freedom for people in any form of captivity, and that includes sickness and disease. (Isaiah 61:1, Mark 16:17-18).
Believers: Encourage yourselves in the Lord. (1 Samuel 30:6), then encourage one another. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
Remember that …'the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.’ (Romans 8:19)
In this week's program on your Identity in Christ, we teach on Galatians chapter 5, verse 1 (ESV):
-- For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
How precious was, and is the blood of Christ, the perfect sacrifice for us, the undeserving human race. The finished works of our Lord include our release from being slaves to sin, sickness and disease and all works of the enemy (devil). How important is it now, then, to realize this Truth, and to believe and act free, and not to continue to be enslaved to the ways of our old father, the devil Satan.
For the believer is now truly born-again, dead to its old self. All things now being new. (2 Cor 5:17). The believer is now blessed from on high with a new spirit, in which God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit indwell. That new spirit which is us, being set free from generational curses if any existed before the old baptism unto death with Jesus. (Romans 6:4). Now all that’s left to do is believe. Believing by being transformed... by renewing the mind... which means reading what God says about us and everything, and.... believing.
In this week's program on your Identity in Christ, we teach on Romans 5.
We were all affected by Adam and Eve's decision to obey the devil instead of the Lord in the Garden of Eden (see Genesis 3:6). Romans 5:18-19 (ESV) 18 Therefore, as one trespass[f] led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness[g] leads to justification and life for all men. 19 For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.
The one who trespassed was Adam. The One who died for us was the Last Adam - JESUS.