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GOOD AND PERFECTS GIFTS

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. James 1:17-18.

Good and perfect is heavens franchise, it is the heritage of the sons of God. Good and bad have different domains, only good is deliverable by redemption. Evil is commonly available but obviously not part of the heavenly package. Your father determines your position and the portion of your inheritance.

We do not receive Good and evil, it’s either one or the other. It may sound simplistic, but the devil is truly the author of evil, a franchise offered to his kids. Expecting good from the father of evil is a misnomer or an error. Good also is not by chance, it is the heritage of the son of God.
Your source determines your portion, your father delivers your package.

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:for he is a liar, and the father of it.”John 8:44.

God has one assignment by redemption, turning or terminating evil by good. What was meant for evil is turned around for good. Your father determines your heritage, your position guarantees your portion.
Who is your father? A question that amazes so many, but you can check your portion.

Every portion or package has a tag of ownership from its source. Good is guaranteed from God the father, evil is surely from the devil. Your portion in life is defined by your father, good is the heritage of sons of God. Good is not by chance it is of God, good is not for all but for sons of God.
Good does not just happen, it’s the father’s gift to his sons and daughters.

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” Matthew 7:11.

Prayer:
Dear Father God, it’s heartwarming to know that only good and perfect gifts are the heritage of the sons of God. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places by redemption in Jesus Name

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I CALL HIM FATHER

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint- heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. Romans 8:15-17.

One of the realities of the Christian faith is the fatherhood of God. He is God over all but a father to some who are his children. There is an emphasis on having a relationship instead of living by a set of rules. Only the sons have right to the father’s estate not strangers.

Sonship cannot be assumed, neither can God being your father be faked.
Only sons can call God father, the father loves his children. Every son has a witness in him that God is my father. That is the assurance that you’re not illegitimate or a bastard. No one can relate with a child like his father, every father provides & protects his children.

The holy spirit is the seal of sonship, it is proof of connection to the father.
Whatever is in the father is also domiciled in the son; the som is a replica of the father.

“The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.”Psalms 16:5-6.

Many are surprised that God the father is not creating ones a little less than himself but exactly like himself. The greatest compliment to a father is that your son is just like you. We are created in the image and likeness of the father by redemption.

God’s kind of life, nature and ability is duplicated in the sons of God. God is not seeking for servants, worshippers or helpers, he’s seeking for sons. The greatest honor given to man by God is to be his son. The son is not afraid to call him father, neither is God ashamed to call them his own. Serving God is no longer by trial and error, God is my father.
This is the highest form of relationship and worship, i call him father.

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God:therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”1 John 3:1-2.

Prayer
Thank you my father and God for the privilege to call you father. Many seek to worship God, but you seek to have sons among men. Thank you for the gift of sonship and the right of having your heritage in Jesus name.

A SON, AN HEIR OF GOD

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint- heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. Romans 8:15-17.

The wishes of a father is to have a sons like himself, or better than himself.
It is an error for a father to be greater than his children. At conception, genetic materials are transferred from the father to his children. This can also happen at adoption, the son become an heir of the father.

The Spirit of God is the proof of transfer of God’s genetic make up to man. God’s life, nature and ability are the heritage of the sons of God by redemption. That is the seal of redemption and the escape route from slavery. The sons of God are the heirs of God and their inheritance is the life nature and ability of God.
Only the sons can live like God.

“They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, Ye are gods;and all of you are children of the most High.”Psalms 82:5-6.

The sons of God are gods on the earth, they are the heirs of God. With an understanding of the heritage of the father, sons emerge from slaves. As the saying goes, God is in control but the sons are in charge.
The sons that take charge of their father’s heritage live as gods on the earth. Those that know not their identity live like nonentities.
It’s time to excuse yourself from the position and posture of a slave. It’s not about mental slavery, it’s about actual slavery and servitude.

The good of the land is the heritage of the sons of God and they have right to their father’s estate. When the lord God becomes the portion of your inheritance the lines fall to you in pleasant places. Be in charge, be far from oppression, be delivered from slavery enter into the covenant of sonship. The sons are the heirs, they operate as gods on the earth.
God has not given us a position less than but just as himself; sons, an heir of God.

The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.”Psalms 16:5-6.

Prayer:
Dear Father, I am amazed to discover that sonship is not just a title, its actually being in charge as an heir of God. Thank you for the understanding of this riches of redemption in Jesus name.

FOR SONS, NOT SERVANTS

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: Romans 8:14-16.

The heritage of the father is for the sons not servants. Many desire to worship God with the servant mentality but to no avail. Sonship is the pre qualification for spiritual worship and full access to the heritage of the father. The word pre qualification can be essentially divided into three-pre qualifying action. This is the sine qua non step to connect with God as the father.

He is God over all, but father over his sons. It is not everyone that call him Abba father, it’s the proof of connection to him. The sons have the right to the heritage of their father; they beg not, but ask for all.
Whatever the father has is theirs for the taking.

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13.

It’s time to move from the position and posture of servanthood and slavery to sonship. God is not in need of servants or slaves, he desires sons and daughters. It’s time to take hold of the heritage of sons prepared before the foundation of the world. If it is available in the father, it is obtainable by the sons.

The genetic nature ability and capacity of the father is transferred to the sons. The servants get handouts from the father but not the father’s estate.
It’s time to change your level of access to God as a father. Good is the heritage of the sons, not for servants; no more begging, just ask.

And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.” Luke 15:11-12.

Prayer:
Dear father, I am delighted to know that by redemption I am connected to you. I am a son, not a servant of God. May I continually enjoy the portion of goods that belong to sons only in Jesus name.

GOD’S PLAN

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called:and whom he called, them he also justified:and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:29-31.

There is the seed of greatness in every man or woman created by God. It’s up to you to discover the blueprint or master plan prepared for you. It’s important to say unequivocally that God is not your enemy.
How can one say that without contradictions? You are created with his foreknowledge and predestination.

God has a plan, purpose and vision for life, access is obtained in Christ. His plan or purpose for you is good, glorious and programmed for greatness. The plan begins with a call to Christ, the custodian of his plan. He calls, justifies and glorifies those that come to Christ.bThe blueprint continues to be a guess, until the source and creator is found.
That is the process for the unveiling of the blueprint, or God’s plan for life.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

The expected end is glorification, that is the expression of greatness. Success may be defined as the accomplishment of set goals or objectives, destiny is defined differently. This is walking in prepared paths to prepared places in accomplishment of God’s plan and purpose. We are called to walk and work with him with resources from him.
The paths are foreknown, predestined, predetermined, prepared but manifest as new, trailblazing and pacesetting accomplishment.

A world of wonders is born every-time predestined paths are followed. Duplicates are not permitted, this is the original intent. Become what and who you’re born to be, that’s your identity. Don’t be blindsided by the usual, God’s plan is unusual, supernatural way of life.

However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him—”1 Corinthians 2:9 (NIV).

Prayer:
My Father and God, thank you for the plan you have for me; predetermined, predestinated and prepared for me. I am alive for this reason, to become what is written of me in Jesus name.

ALIVE FOR THIS REASON


For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

What’s the worth of your purpose? How important is your assignment? Why is God so interested in seeing the fulfillment of my destiny.? Purpose is what to live for and what is worth dying for after full delivery. No one knows better than God what his purposes or plans are for you. He sees that part of you that no one an imagines or fathoms.

Your current position is not the final destination, he sees the end and all the bends on the path. Even if there was a beggarly beginning, there is a profitable end ahead. God sees the end from the beginning and knows the way to the end. The end in view is one of the reasons why he has not given up on us. I have a profitable end, but permitted to have the humble beginnings.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”John 3:16-17.

I am persuaded that God sent his son to die to save me from living without fulfillment of his purpose for me. Salvation is the first step to the restoration and realization of human destiny and dignity.

The worth of my purpose is that one died for it that i may live for it. The greatest peril is that purpose perishes unfulfilled or unrealized. This is my disposition, Christ died for me- my purpose to live.vIf divine purpose is realized through encounter with Christ, then he died for me.vJust like every breath keeps alive, his death secured my purpose for life.

Just like Paul, inspire before you expire; I am alive for this reason.

And profited in the Jews ‘religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:” Galatians 1:14-16.

Prayer:
Thank you heavenly father for giving me something to live for, a reason to be alive. Thank you for the death of my saviour that connects to the future prepared. Grace to walk on prepared paths in Jesus name.

THE PURPOSE OF LIFE

And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. Genesis 11:4.

The desire to connect the earth to heaven is as old as man. The will to be great is ancient, and the ambition to make a great name historic.Many professions and career a anchored on these themes.There is no gain saying, God is the almighty, greater than the greatest. Every touch of heaven is the shortcut to enduring greatness. The limitation of ambition is its inability to touch heaven.

Just like the City and tower of Babel, they remain a historic try at challenging divinity by humanity. The quest to connect heaven from the earth continues on the platform of religion. Not so many realize that God has come down to men to live and move in them. Christ Jesus is the only connection between God and man.
This is where religion ends and relationship begins; at the cross of Christ.

“And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me. And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest. And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.”Acts 22:6-9.

Paul could never have believed that he was working against the one he thought he worshipped. He was making a journey into oblivion driven by ambition just as we are. He was after fame and profit of his religion unbeknown to him that he was against God. The shortcut to greatness is the will and purpose of God.

A discovery of what he was born to be is the reason why we talk about Paul today. The story of Paul would have been documented in an obscure history text without Christ. Connecting heaven from the earth has never been easier through Christ.
Life begins with an encounter with Christ, a discovery of the purpose of life.

“And profited in the Jews ‘religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:” Galatians 1:14-16.

Prayer:
It’s heartwarming dear Father to know that while I was seeking to reach you, Jesus came to me. I receive him as lord to access purpose for living, everything needed for life. My thanks are yours in the name of Jesus Christ the lord.

ORDAINED BEFORE BIRTH

Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Jer 1:4-5.

Purpose is the reason for the creation of anything and everything. This desire predates the making of any product, the design and manufacture.It is popularly called the original intent or the manufacturers or creator’s will.

Man is created by the will and purpose of God, its discovery and pursuit is the duty of man. Some have summarized this as concluded before conception or born for this. Please do not mistake profession and career with calling, it’s an error. Purpose is ordained before birth and concluded before conception. Everyone born of a woman is ordained for greatness by a specific purpose which is his assignment for life. Man is not created in error but for purpose which is available and accessible in Christ.

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.” Rom 8:28-30

It takes an encounter with the light of Christ to take delivery of divine agenda for your life. That purpose was ordained before birth is not In doubt, but the accomplishment is his glory.  God has not ordained anyone to a mean but a great purpose.
Purpose cannot be achieved, its received in partnership with Christ Jesus.
So being in Christ is the first step to gaining access to the purpose of God ordained for you. No man can receive your portion of purpose packed from the foundation of the world.

God has enough prepared for all that are born of a woman into this world. There are no two purposes, your portion is personal, specific, distinct and deliverable. Your birth is the proof of purpose being available and accessible. The more of Christ, more access is granted to what has been prepared. The reason for living is the purpose ordained before birth or original intent.
It’s time to take hold of what was ordained before your birth.

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” 1Co 2:9-10.

Prayer:
Dear Father, thank you for showing me your purpose that was ordained before my birth. What eyes have not seen nor ears heard shall be the order of the day in my life in Jesus name.

 

BORN FOR THIS!

And profited in the Jews ‘religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: Galatians 1:14-16. 

Living without the assignment make passions go wild. Have you ever asked yourself the question, what’s my assignment for life. Many confuse that with what is your profession or occupation. The assignment is the reason for which you’re born. The manufacturer of any products is the the designer of its purpose.
There is a great chasm between use and misuse, ignorance says it’s a thin line.

Any time the product is used for what was not the original intent, that is misuse. This is applicable to products that are mass produced, how much more for man who is custom made. The reason for the identity crisis we see in the world today notwithstanding technological advancement is from lack of purpose.
Original intent is as defined by the manufacturer not the end user.

“Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.”John 18:37.

You’re made for something great, that’s your assignment for life. Even in the face of death, Christ Jesus declared that he was born or this. He wasn’t a martyr, a religious extremist but a saviour and king. Everyone that heats his voice has am encounter with their assignment in life.

Paul was a zealot, exceedingly zealous of the traditions of his fathers. One encounter gave his purpose and an assignment for life. The identity crisis continues until a discovery of your assignment by an encounter  with Christ. Ordinary lives are turned to extraordinary living with meaning.
Christ gives flavour to life by unveiling the reason of your birth. Life is not to be endured but enjoyed, but not without the fulfillment of purpose.

I am born for this!

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:”1 Peter 2:9.

Prayer:
Thank you dear father for creating me for your will & purpose. That is the reason why I was born. I am alive to fulfill the reason of my birth by the word of God in Jesus name.

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