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The Spirit Of Hope

Apostle Grace Lubega

Psalm 27: 13(KJV); I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

In this life, there are people who give up so easily. At the slightest discouragement, they lose their trust and confidence in God. But the life of king David is a lesson in endurance.

He was the least in his household, a child who grew up without the approval and attention of his father. When he eventually found a father figure in Saul, he was hated and almost killed by this same Saul. 

He was on the run and in hiding even after he had been anointed as king. When he got into kingship, his son won the hearts of the people and ousted him from his throne. When he reclaimed his kingdom, he instructed Joab to ensure that his son wasn’t killed, but nonetheless he was killed. 

We see trial after trial in the life of this man that had been anointed by God. 

And yet David still said, ‘I had fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living’. That is the Spirit of hope.

He gives us strength when the storms of life are blowing and fills us with Joy when the world thinks we should be weeping; He makes us say ‘it is well’ even when our backs are against the wall.

No matter how harsh the situation, believe to see the goodness of God in the land of the living. He is faithful! He always comes through. He will not disappoint you. Do not give up! Do not give in! God is on your side!

Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 4:16, Psalm 42:5

GOLDEN NUGGET:
No matter how harsh the situation, believe to see the goodness of God in the land of the living. He is faithful! He always comes through. He will not disappoint you. Do not give up! Do not give in! God is on your side!

PRAYER: Father, I thank you for the hope that I have in you. You are my defender, my strength and my strong tower. I trust in you God because you are the lifter of my head. I know that victory is mine! To the glory of your name, Amen.

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In The Abundance Of Grace

Apostle Grace Lubega

Genesis 21:19(KJV); And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

In The Abundance Of Grace	When you are preoccupied with what you must do to please God, you are blinded to the availability of the abundance of grace.

This was the experience of Hagar in our theme scripture. 

In Galatians 4:23-24, the Bible says, “But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.”

Hagar is a representation of the works of the law. It was to Hagar that Abraham turned after he had waited too long for God to give him a child. She is an analogy of human effort to fulfill divine promises.

The Bible says that God opened her eyes to see the well. It was there, she just hadn’t seen it.

When we are too occupied with what we must do to please God(the works of the law), we miss out on the wells of the Spirit that are available to revive, replenish and rejuvenate us.

There are wells of strength around us. There are wells of wisdom and understanding around us. There are wells of abundant provision all around us.

There is sufficient strength for you to pray and seek God. There is sufficient wisdom for you to make the greatest decisions of your life. There is sufficient favour for you to be pursued by those who you need.

All you have to do is yield to what is available by faith.

Glory to God. 

FURTHER STUDY: Galatians 4:23-24, Romans 4:16

GOLDEN NUGGET: There are wells of strength around us. There are wells of wisdom and understanding around us. There are wells of abundant provision all around us. All you have to do is yield to what is available by faith.

PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this Word. I thank you because you have made all grace to abound toward me. I have sufficiency unto every good work. I am diligent in everything that I do because I am yielded to your grace which is ever ready and available. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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The Responsibility Of Open Doors

Apostle Grace Lubega 

Luke 12:48 (KJV); But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

The Responsibility Of Open DoorsEvery door is a responsibility. Doors do not open for us for personal gratification and fulfillment. To whom much is given, much is required.

No one can claim open doors and ignore the fact that these doors place a demand and a requirement upon their spirit.

Paul made statements as bold as ‘A great and effectual door is opened unto me'(1 Corinthians 16:9).

But this door did not open without a consequent responsibility. In this understanding, Paul declared, 
‘Woe unto me if I preach not the gospel!’ (1 Corinthians 9:16).

You did not get that job merely for your sake. You were not posted to another nation by mistake. That opportunity did not come to you randomly.

God is deliberate about every door that He opens for us. 

This is why you must find purpose in every opportunity. You must be diligent to inquire why some doors were opened to you; why you got into a certain circle of people; why you met certain men and women. 

Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 9:16, 1 Corinthians 16:9

GOLDEN NUGGET:
Every door is a responsibility. Doors do not open for us for personal gratification and fulfillment. To whom much is given, much is required.

PRAYER: Father God, I thank you for this Word. Thank you for the opportunities that you have blessed me with. The nations that are open and the people that you have brought into my life. I am conscious of the responsibility of open doors and alive to the divine purpose in the things that I must do. I can never get off the course set for me because I have understood this wisdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Christ The Door – 3

Apostle Grace Lubega 

John 10:9(KJV); Iam the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture

Christ The Door - 3We live in a beautiful time of history. The knowledge of God is increasing. God has blessed us with revelation and we are privileged to receive the great and marvelous mysteries of the kingdom.

More than ever before, the Word of God is opened unto us. It is the door. The Bible says in John 1 that in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God. Christ the Word became flesh and dwelt among men. 

There are some Christians who are praying night and day for opportunity but they are doing so in ignorance because they do not pray in the revelation of where they must be and what they must become.

The Word of God unlocks opportunities, it opens the nations and it softens the hearts of kings in your favour.

You cannot escape the Word. It will bring you what you seek, it will cause you to shine bright enough for men to look for you.

Invest in the Word, child of God. Study the scriptures diligently, search out truth, buy it with all that you have and never sell it. (Proverbs 23:23). When you do, doors will open to you and this world will open to you. 

Glory to God!

FURTHER STUDY: John 1:1-5, Colossians 3:16

GOLDEN NUGGET:
The Word of God unlocks opportunities, it opens the nations and it softens the hearts of kings in your favour.

PRAYER: Father, I thank you because the Word dwells richly in me. I search out the scriptures with readiness of mind, zeal and diligence. The Word has effect in my life. Whatever I ask is yes and Amen. Results follow me because I am invested, immersed and consumed by your Word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Christ The Door – 2

Apostle Grace Lubega

John 10:9(KJV); Iam the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

Christ The Door - 2There are many doors that will open to you in this life. Before these doors open, you must first understand the ultimate and primary door of the spirit.

In our theme scripture, Christ says He is the door. He is that door which defines all other doors and the opportunity that shapes all other opportunities.

When you gave your life to Christ and received Him as the Lord and Saviour of your life, you received the door that leads to all doors.

The doors of the Spirit are by default supposed to open to a believer because you have the greatest door that was ever opened for mankind.

If you ever find yourself stranded, if you struggle with access, remember this door. If you ever find yourself disadvantaged, remind yourself that the first door you walked through when you professed Christ gave you all that you need.

This is why a believer can confidently say, ‘I have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places.‘ Ephesians 1:3 Christ the door is the reason we can boldly declare that ‘All things are ours.‘ 1 Corinthians 3:22

Great platforms are yours because of Christ. The world stage is yours because of Christ. The round tables of policy making are yours because of Christ.

FURTHER STUDY: Romans 10:9, 1 Corinthians 3:21

GOLDEN NUGGET:

Christ is the door which defines all other doors and the opportunity that shapes all other opportunities.

PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank you for this Word. Thank you for the access I have because I believed in you and received you. I am persuaded of the things that accompany salvation. Because I am Born Again, favour follows me. Because I am Born Again, nations call me. Because I am Born Again, kings seek my counsel. Because I am Born Again, systems of this world bow for me. In Jesus name, Amen.

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The Experience Of Epignosis – 2

Apostle Grace Lubega

1 Corinthians 2:9(KJV); 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.

The Experience Of Epignosis - 2The scriptures reveal two kinds of knowledge, EPIGNOSIS and GNOSKO.

Gnosko is progressive knowledge, that which one acquires gradually with their study of the Word while epignosis is the advanced, complete and perfect knowledge in and of God.

Epignosis does not come by gnosko. This means that you can never study the Word of God enough to have the complete knowledge of God.

Rather, gnosko seeks to lead you to the experience of epignosis. Some people study the Word with only the satisfaction of gnosko. All they need is the word for the now; what can help them get a job? What can help them heal their body? What can help them grow their business?

Some sermons are taught for the now. They minister to the present needs of men and seek to give them things that are done with their doing.

The Word of God is deeper than that.

There are those who read the scriptures in the understanding that these scriptures are opening them to the experience of epignosis. Sermons must be preached with the end of opening men to the experience of the advanced, complete and perfect Knowledge of God- epignosis.

The Church must embrace epignosis. It is what makes us heads and not tails; why the gates of hell shall fail to prevail against us; it is how we overcome the world.

Glory to God!

FURTHER STUDY: 1 John 2:20, Psalm 119:96

GOLDEN NUGGET:

The Church must embrace the complete and perfect knowledge in God. It is what makes us heads and not tails; why the gates of hell shall fail to prevail against us; it is how we overcome the world.

PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank you for this day. I thank you for access to the depths in you and to insights into the mysteries of eternity and of who you are. I refuse to scratch the surface in understanding who you are. I embrace epignosis and the responsibility it places upon my life. In this wisdom, my prayer life changes, my service to you changes and my worship to you changes. I seek you in the experience of epignosis. To the glory of your name, Amen.

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Open Doors

Apostle Grace Lubega

1 Corinthians 16:9(KJV); For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

It is one thing to open doors and it is another for doors to open unto you.

In our theme scripture, Paul does not say that he opened a great and effectual door. Rather, he says that this door opened unto him.

Some people are looking for connections to open doors for them. They are submitting themselves to the favour of men to gain access to the things they need or to places they desire to go. They are pleading with other men to be given a platform to be heard or to express their gifts and crafts.

That is not how God works for the Christian. God has placed the inherent ability in the doors themselves to open up to a man who is prepared!

He wants you to function under such a grace.

Everything you turn to opens. You attract what you need, success follows you, favour follows you, people need you and nations look for you. Indeed, goodness and mercy follow you all the days of your life.

Glory to God!

FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 2:8, Psalm 23:6

GOLDEN NUGGET:
God has placed the inherent ability in the doors themselves, to open up to a man who is prepared!

PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this Word. Thank you for the things that seek me. Opportunity is my friend, bringing who I need, what I need and when I need it. I never struggle in ministry or my labours in the gospel. I never struggle with business, career or studies because doors open for me. To the glory of your name, Amen.

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The Power Of Preparation

Apostle Grace Lubega

1 Timothy 4:15(KJV); Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

The Power Of PreparationThe doors of the Spirit are waiting for the most prepared. This is not about physical preparation because the infallible truth is that you can never prepare enough for spiritual opportunities.

It is the Spirit of God who prepares us. He knows these doors, when they must open and how they must open. He is intimately acquainted with the timing of opportunity. He will position you in the right place at the right time. He will bring whoever you need, when you need them.

That is why we must learn to relate and commune with the Holy Spirit. To give Him first priority in our lives and to maximise our time in His presence. Our theme scripture urges us to give ourselves wholly to the things of God.

Where are you going? What do you want in God? Your preparation shows!

We must be diligent, sold out and zealous toward God. We must be mighty in scripture and fervent in spirit.

When you say you are going to believe God, do so like your life depends on it. When you say you are going to pray, pray! When you say you are going to fast, fast!

FURTHER STUDY: John 14:26, Psalm 46:1

GOLDEN NUGGET:
It is the Spirit of God that prepares us for opportunities. He knows these doors, when they must open and how they must open. He is intimately acquainted with the timing of opportunity. He will position you in the right place at the right time. He will bring whoever you need, when you need them.

PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this truth. You are my helper and my ever present help in times of need. I have great respect and honour for your Spirit because I know He is ever ready to reveal, to teach and to instruct. I am diligent and walk this life with zeal because every moment is a preparation for greater things. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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The Responsibility Of Epignosis

Apostle Grace Lubega

1 Corinthians 2:9-10(KJV); 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.

The Responsibility Of EpignosisEpignosis (which is the full and advanced, complete and perfect knowledge of God) is a responsibility. It is not the privilege of men who are merely fascinated by the Word but of men who have understood that to whom much is given, much is required.

What is the character of a man with the complete and perfect knowledge of God? How does such a man pray? How does he serve? How does he worship?

There are many things in this world that are closed and must be opened. There are many other things that are opened and must be closed. This is the responsibility of a man with epignosis.

Creation is groaning for the manifestation of the sons of God ( Romans 8:19).These groans are because certain closed places need to be opened and certain open places need to be closed.

God did not gift you with the complete and perfect knowledge of Himself so that you can get a nice house, start a business or find a better job.

Epignosis is given so we realign the foundations of the world that are out of course, that we open heaven and close hell to the hearts of men.

Heaven requires it because when it gave epignosis, it gave us all we needed to effect change on the earth.

Glory to God!

FURTHER STUDY: Romans 8:19, Psalm 82:5

GOLDEN NUGGET:

Epignosis is given so we realign the foundations of the world that are out of course, that we open heaven and close hell to the hearts of men. Heaven requires it because when it gave epignosis, it gave us all we needed to effect change on the earth.

PRAYER: Father God, your knowledge is my fountain of life. It is the stability of my times and the strength of my salvation. I embrace the responsibility of knowledge because I am conscious of the need of heaven. My heart is yielded to your desires, your plans and purposes. I am changing this world because I have the advanced knowledge in God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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The Experience Of Epignosis

Apostle Grace Lubega

1 Corinthians 2:9-10(KJV); 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.

The Experience Of EpignosisWhen Paul speaks of what no eye has seen and what no ear has heard, he was describing a personal experience.

He walked this earth with the revelation of what no man had ever seen, no ear had ever heard and what had never entered into the hearts of men.

God launched his spirit into a realm of access to things that were beyond any man’s experience in this world of tents.

In 2 Corinthians 12:3-4, he sheds light on this encounter and says, “And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.”

A man who was barred by the laws of heaven from uttering what he had seen, laid the foundation of the gospel.

He called upon those that were to come after him to build thereon.

This means that what Paul was not allowed to utter, you have articulation of. As the body of Christ, to build in this instance, is in to put words to what Paul could not utter.

Our theme scripture says God has revealed these things to us. The Spirit of revelation gives us utterance.

You have the words for what no eye has seen. You can explain what no ear has heard. You can demystify what has never entered into the hearts of men.

Glory to God!

FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 3:10, 2 Corinthians 12:3-4

GOLDEN NUGGET:

The Spirit of revelation gives us utterance. You have the words for what no eye has seen. You can explain what no ear has heard. You can demystify what has never entered into the hearts of men.

PRAYER: Loving Father, you are gracious. Your wisdom knows no bounds and your depth is immeasurable. I live in the undeniable truth that the bottomless depths of God are in me. What a glory! I am teaching the world unsearchable mysteries of the kingdom because revelation has given me utterance. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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