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As He Is, So Are We

Apostle Grace Lubega

1 John 4:17 (KJV); Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

As Born Again Christians, it is an infallible truth that we are pilgrims on the earth but God did not save us merely to take us to heaven.

Salvation is not just the ticket to an eternity spent with God.

The Bible says, “AS HE IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD (1 John 4:17). This scripture points is to the high calling in God.

What a privilege! To not only walk as Christ did while on the earth but minister in the measure of the glory he presently carries in the heavenlies.

Many Christians are willing to believe that they are going to heaven but not many are willing to believe that they are spiritually identical to Christ.

Like Paul says, this knowledge is not in many. They look to the physical identity and thus cannot identify with the spiritual identity.

God has not called you to look like it; He has called you to be it.

You ought to walk worthy of this call. There are divine laws that are ready to bend to you once you embrace this reality.

You exist in a consistent realm of eternal glory; you do not only heal but disease cannot abide in the circumference of your presence!

You live in a realm of perpetual victory over the principalities of this world; you don’t only cast out devils, demons leave before you utter a word.

FURTHER STUDY: Romans 1:16, 2 Corinthians 6:2

GOLDEN NUGGET:
You exist in a consistent realm of eternal glory; you do not only heal but disease cannot abide in the circumference of your presence! You live in a realm of perpetual victory over the principalities of this world; you don’t only cast out devils, demons leave before you utter a word.

PRAYER: Almighty God, I thank you for the gift of salvation. I understand that you did not merely save me to enjoy life but be a channel for the world to experience your mighty power!! I refuse to settle for less and walk in the boldness of one who is above and not beneath, more than a conqueror and a Victor in Christ. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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In The Revelation Of His Name

Apostle Grace Lubega

Psalms 138:2 (KJV); I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

I have heard people claim that if you do not call Christ by a certain name, then you cannot walk in the manifestation of His power.

As such, His ability to work in their lives has been limited to names; He has to be called “Yezu” or “Yeshua”

For some, God can only be called “Jehovah” or “Yahweh.” Anything other than that disqualifies them.

That is not true. God cannot be limited by language. God is bigger than the name you call him in your local dialect.

He has exalted His Word above all His name.

This means that the revelation of who He is supersedes what you call Him. You may call Him Jehovah Nisi, or jireh, but do you know what it means?

He is Elohim by name, but what is the revelation of Elohim?

Child of God, it is your understanding of what the Word has revealed about the name that matters.

Purpose to understand who He truly is because the Spirit world is moved by revelation. Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY: Philippians 2:9-10, 2 Timothy 1:12

GOLDEN NUGGET:
The revelation of who God is supersedes what you call Him.

PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank you for this day. Thank you for this knowledge that you have shown me. I walk in the revelation of who you are. To me it’s not just a name, it is the person behind the name, the God in whom I have believed. It is in this understanding that I do all things. To the glory of your name. Amen.

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To Hear And Live

Apostle Grace Lubega

John 5:25 (KJV); Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

The voice of God is our life.

Like our theme scripture says, “they that hear the voice of the son of God shall live.”

Often, things around us start to die when we cease to hear the voice of God. You are as alive [in the Spirit] as you hear.

Moreover, the voice of God is not something we seek for only when we are stuck and feeling stranded by dire circumstances.

In Proverbs 3:5-6 (MSG), the Good Book tells us, “Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for GOD’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.”

God’s voice ought to be clear to you in EVERYTHING YOU DO AND EVERYWHERE YOU GO.

You ought to cultivate a life of hearing God every day.

I assure you beloved saint, it will save you from many costly mistakes and will set you apart as a fountain of wisdom.

Set the Lord before you always. Let His voice be your guiding light in all your endeavors. His name be praised.

FURTHER STUDY: John 10:27, Isaiah 30:21

GOLDEN NUGGET:
The voice of God is our life.

PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank you for this precious Word. Your Word has assured me that I will hear a voice behind me telling me, “this is the way, walk ye in it.” Your voice is my consolation Lord and by it I know that I cannot make mistakes. Even as I soar higher in the things of the Spirit, I hear it with increasing clarity every single day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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The God In Secret

Apostle Grace Lubega

Matthew 6:6 (KJV); But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

Anyone who desires to walk in the true patterns of prayer should understand the God that is in secret.

Often times, we speak of the secrecy of our closets but not the fact that the God we approach in this secrecy is also “in secret.”This is why our theme scripture speaks of praying to the father who is in secret.

God too has a secret place, as such, the scriptures speak of the secret place of the Most High.

The God in secret seeks to narrow your world to Him alone; this is a place of nakedness, where insights into the mystery of His person are firstly understood as intimacy before they are seen as knowledge for the edification of self and others.

This means that what He reveals is a shared intimacy between you and Him before it is depth to be shared with others.

I have known men who have perfected the art of “entering in the closet.” They understand the places of private prayer and solitude but have not understood that place in private prayer that ought to open them to the secret place of God.

It is from this secret place that men drink from eternal brooks.

In Psalms 91:1, He says, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

This secret place is a dwelling; a place where one consistently remains and abides.

Child of God, closets are dwelling places. However, when you understand this secret place of God, your personal closet becomes a dwelling place and not the occasional moments of prayer.

FURTHER STUDY: 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Psalms 27:4

GOLDEN NUGGET:
Closets are dwelling places.
However, when you understand this secret place of God, your personal closet becomes a dwelling place and not the occasional moments of prayer.

PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank you for your presence in my life. Thank you for who you are to me Lord and for the places that you are constantly drawing me. This day, I walk in the understanding of this secret place, of intimacy, of depth and of revelation. It is where I dwell and from where I drink. Because I drink from this bottomless brook, I will never run out. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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By Nature

Apostle Grace Lubega

2 Peter 1:4 (AMP); By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.

There are things that work inherently in us by reason of the nature we carry. The Bible says that we are partakers of the divine nature. Divinity is in your blood, your DNA is of the God gene. Hallelujah!

In this understanding, we no longer believe for the things that are natural to us.

For example,I cannot believe to walk when I have two properly functioning legs and can walk. I cannot believe to breathe because breathing comes naturally to me. I cannot believe to blink because it is automatic in my nature that I do so.

Like there are things that are natural to the physical man, there are also things that are natural to the Spirit man created in Christ Jesus.

A man who has understood the functioning of nature is above belief, it becomes knowledge.

For you child of God, it is by your nature that you heal; by your nature that you demonstrate power, it is by your nature that you cast out demons.

When you understand this, you don’t need to lay hands on people to heal them or for deliverance to manifest; your presence in a place is enough.

What a glory!

FURTHER STUDY: Ephesians 2:10, 2 Corinthians 3:6

GOLDEN NUGGET:

It is by your nature that you heal; by your nature that you demonstrate power, it is by your nature that you cast out demons.

PRAYER: My loving father, I thank you for this Word. Thank you for who you have made me to be. For I am not begotten by the will of man or of flesh and blood but I am begotten of God. I live my life in the glory of a child of the Most High. It is natural for me to demonstrate power! It is natural for me to be wise! It is natural for me to forgive! I walk in the fullness of this life. To the glory of your name. Amen!

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The Humility In Revelation

Apostle Grace Lubega

Galatians 2:2 (KJV); And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.

Church history is full of accounts of the wide spread of doctrines that were never submitted to men of reputation.

All it took was for someone to be excited by a false light and unsound teaching would sometimes spread like a wildfire.

This birthed extremes in the times of revival.

Our theme scripture points us to the wisdom that creates the much needed balance.

It is important to submit some of these things to men of reputation, that is, men grounded in the faith and have gone ahead of you in the things of the Spirit.

The Bible says Paul “went up by revelation.”

The Amplified version expounds it this way; “I went because it was specially and divinely revealed to me that I should go, and I put before them the Gospel [declaring to them that] which I preach among the Gentiles. However, [I presented the matter] privately before those of repute, [for I wanted to make certain, by thus at first confining my communication to this private conference] that I was not running or had not run in vain [guarding against being discredited either in what I was planning to do or had already done].”

It is maturity to submit what you carry to men of reputation, lest you run in vain.

This wisdom will protect you from casting pearls to swine. It will preserve you from “the rending” by “swine” when what you share is trampled upon; it will teach you to weigh the spirits of the men to whom you minister and know what they can take or cannot take in any particular time. Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 7:6, Acts 15:2

GOLDEN NUGGET:

It is maturity to submit what you carry to men of reputation, lest you run in vain. This wisdom will protect you from casting pearls to swine. It will preserve you from “the rending” by “swine” when what you share is trampled upon; it will teach you to weigh the spirits of the men to whom you minister and know what they can take or cannot take in any particular time.

PRAYER: My loving father, I thank you for your Word for this day. I thank you for this wisdom by which we minister. I walk by this pattern because it is not just divine instruction but it is after the true spirit of revelation. In this wisdom, I can never run in vain. To the glory of your name. Amen.

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Moved By Faith

Apostle Grace Lubega

2 Corithians 5:7 (KJV); For we walk by faith, not by sight.

The Apostle of Faith, Smith Wigglesworth once said, “I am not moved by what I see. I am not moved by what I feel. I am moved by what I believe.

There are Christians who are not moved by what they see or feel but they forget to be moved by what they believe.

It is good not to be moved by what you see, feel or hear but you ought to go the extra mile and be MOVED by faith.

Some people treat faith as a passive denial of what the Word does not agree with. They reject evil reports, which is a good thing.

However, faith acts! Faith is visible, it can be seen. This is why, of the men that brought their paralytic friend, the Bible says that Jesus saw their faith (Mark 2:5).

These are the works of faith. Of these, the Bible says that faith without works is dead.

Faith should propel you into action: to jump out out of the sick bed, to laugh when you hear a bad report, to swim against the tide, to stand when you are expected to fall and to dance when you are expected to mourn.

FURTHER STUDY: James 2:26, Mark 2:5

GOLDEN NUGGET:

Faith acts! Faith is visible, it can be seen.

PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this Word. I am full of faith and walk in its patterns every day. I don’t just believe, I live what I believe. Faith moves me to do the impossible and to reject every report of the enemy. In this understanding, I live and walk in victory. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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The Greatest Commandment

Apostle Grace Lubega

Matthew 22:37-38 (KJV); Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. 

There is a place in the walk of salvation where one desires the presence of God because it is a good thing to be desired; more like a young child who despite having had a heavy meal still gets excited when offered candy.

This child doesn’t want candy because she is hungry. She wants candy because candy is a wonderful thing to be had.

But there is a place in God where one’s desire for God is not merely a good thing to have in your collection of Christian attributes, for people to say, “Oh that sister loves God.”

There is a place in God where your desire for Him is what is keeping you alive; a place where walking with Him is your lifeblood; where His presence is indeed the air that you breathe. It is not just a song you sing, “this is the air I breathe” but a consistent reality of your existence on the earth.

In this place, your desire for the presence is His desire for it in you. It is not you hungering for Him but Him in you hungering.

God wants to draw you to this place in Him, that indeed, your entire soul, heart and mind are consumed by this desire. Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY: Psalms 42:1-2, Psalms 63:1-2

GOLDEN NUGGET:
There is a place in God where your desire for Him is what is keeping you alive; a place where walking with Him is your lifeblood; where His presence is indeed the air that you breathe. It is not just a song you sing, “this is the air I breathe” but a consistent reality of your existence on the earth.

PRAYER: My God, I thank you for this Word. Thank you because your desires are my desires. I am hungry for your presence Lord in every place that I am. I am conscious that you are always with me and I open my spirit to this reality daily. Thank you because your presence in my life multiplies every day as I yield to the understanding that I am consistently with you and in you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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All You Need Is An Encounter

Apostle Grace Lubega

Acts 10:1-4 (KJV); There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.  And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.

There are many days in your life as a Christian when you will pray, attend overnights, lunch hours, morning glories but there is that one day where the lord gives you that ONE ENCOUNTER with him that will change your life forever.

Our theme scripture tells us of Cornelius who continually prayed to God but when he encountered God, his life never remained the same again.

There may even be moments when you will experience multiple surges of the Spirit that may add to the course of your destiny. However, there will always be that one experience that will define you.

That experience will open you up to everything true in the spiritual realm and from that day you will have the choice to either walk therein or not to.

Experiences are good. In them, God ministers and instructs us in our course. However, an experience may merely touch you yet not change you.

An encounter cannot leave you the same.

Moses was a normal man, looking after Jethro’s sheep. When he encountered God, His life changed and we remember him as the great leader and law giver of Israel.

Abraham was a normal man, when he encountered God, he became a father of nations.

Paul was a legalistic religious zealot, when he encountered God, he became the master builder of the New Testament.

I urge you to desire more than just experiences in God but a true encounter with Him because behind every encounter is mandate, assignment and divine purpose.

FURTHER STUDY: Exodus 3:1-12, Acts 9

GOLDEN NUGGET:

Desire more than just experiences in God but a true encounter with Him because behind every encounter is mandate, assignment and divine purpose.

PRAYER: My loving God, I thank you for this Word. Thank you because I know that you seek to draw me to deeper places in you. My Lord, I know that no man can see you and live but I also know that only dead men see you. So I yield my heart and spirit, to the true places of spiritual death because father I want to see you. I am ready for more. I am ready for deeper vision. I am ready for that which will consume my heart, body and soul. I thank you for it is done. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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In The School Of Prayer

Apostle Grace Lubega

Luke 11:1 (KJV); And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

The first lesson for any one who seeks to give themselves to the ministry of prayer is this, “Lord teach me to pray.”

Prayer should never be a self orchestrated effort to prove one’s ability; it ought to be Spirit taught.

There are people who pray because they have seen other people pray; they pace and move about in prayer, not for any particular reason but because they saw other men do it.

There are people who pray because they read about prayer in a book and it showed them certain formulas, like “ACTS”( Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication).

But have you ever sought to cultivate a life of SPIRIT TAUGHT PRAYER?

Prayer-less praying is Spirit-less praying.

The Holy Spirit is our helper; and, He is always available to instruct and teach us the patterns of prayer. He is the Spirit of grace and supplication (Zechariah 12:10).

“Lord teach me to pray” is a place of humility in the understanding that it is all about Him.

“Lord teach me to pray” is the knowledge that prayer is a Grace issue and that the sufficiency is of Him and not of us.

Praise Him!

FURTHER STUDY: Zechariah 12:10, Romans 8:26

GOLDEN NUGGET:
The first lesson for any one who seeks to give themselves to the ministry of prayer is this, “Lord teach me to pray.”

PRAYER: Father, I thank you for your Word for today. My God I am grateful for your heart towards me that is always willing to instruct me in the things of the Spirit. I thank you because you instruct and teach me to pray. More than ever before, today I humble myself as a student in your school of prayer, eagerly learning the patterns of prayer that bring results. To the glory of your name. Amen.

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