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Apostle Grace Lubega

Genesis 2:17(KJV); But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Any fruit or seed from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil leads to death.

It was a principle set from the beginning of the earth when the Lord told Adam and Eve that if they ate from that tree they would SURELY DIE. It is not debatable; death is the sure end of anything born of the knowledge of good and evil.

But what is the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?

It is the fruit of your lips; what you say with your tongue. The bible says a wholesome tongue is a tree of life…(Proverbs 15:4)

Some people often complain about why we insist that a Christian should be perfect in speech; why they should never make any negative confession. They claim that life is not rosy all the time and we have to acknowledge some realities.

They are rich by Christ but when their pockets are empty, they believe it is fine to confess that they have no money.

By Christ’s stripes, they were healed but they are fine with confessing sickness when their bodies are afflicted.

That is eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The Bible says you will surely die.

Certain ministries die for no other reason than that they eat of the knowledge of good and evil. They swing between positive and negative confession depending on their circumstances.

Some marriages die for no other reason than that the couples eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

God calls us to eat of the tree of life in acknowledging every good thing that is in us in Christ Jesus.

FURTHER STUDY: Philemon 1:6, Proverbs 18:21

GOLDEN NUGGET:
God calls us to eat of the tree of life in acknowledging every good thing that is in us in Christ Jesus.

PRAYER: My loving Father, I thank you for this Word. In you, I have everlasting life because I eat from the tree of life; the words of my lips are seasoned with truth and the reality of who I am in you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

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When The Blind See

Apostle Grace Lubega

Matthew 11:2-5(KJV); Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

The ultimate sign of the operation of the person of Christ in the life of a believer is firstly, sight.

This is why in the order of the manifestation of the works and glory of God as seen from our theme scripture, sight to the blind is the first to be mentioned.

Understand that this is not only physical sight but spiritual sight.

It was the heart of Christ during His life on the earth. He tells Nathaniel, “Greater things shall you see” (John 1:50).

There are realities of the Christ through His Word that He wants us to see.

Paul follows this mandate and declared that his part was “To make men see…” (Ephesians 3:9).
God wants you to open the Word and see; for your eyes to be opened to His insights and His person. What are His depths, height, breadth, and length? Who is Christ? How does the line of the Melchizedec priesthood work? How do we minister in the sanctuary?

It is one thing to open a blind eye physically but it is another to cause a man to see God.

It is one thing to make a lame man walk physically but it is another to open the Word and point Him to the Christ.

Miracles are wonderful but perform them and let men see Christ in His depth.

Prophecy is good and has its place but having seen something about an individual, let them see Christ through His Word so that the Word and the Spirit agree.

FURTHER STUDY: John 1:50, Luke 24:27

GOLDEN NUGGET:
The ultimate sign of the operation of the person of Christ in the life of a believer is firstly, sight. This is not only physical but spiritual sight.

PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for this Word. It casts vision upon my spirit and causes me to see you deeper. The eyes of my understanding are flooded with light. I know the hope for which I am called and the riches of your glorious inheritance in the saints. By this very sight, I walk in the spirit and by this very sight, I am cleansed from any form of leprosy. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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The Standard

Apostle Grace Lubega

1 Corinthians 12:3(KJV); Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord but by the Holy Ghost.

It is by the Spirit of God that we declare that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Often times, I have heard Christians disqualify fellow brethren as false ministers and as ‘anti-Christ’ purely on doctrinal differences and variances in the interpretation of the scriptures.

But what is the standard set by the scriptures?

The Bible says that no man can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. It is the power of the Spirit that provokes us to bow to His Lordship and worship Him as God.

This cannot be taken lightly child of God.

We might assume that it is an easy thing to simply declare that He is Lord but that is not so.

Belief in God is NOT a qualifier of who is for Christ and who is not. In fact, it is not supposed to be the unification factor in the Christendom.

In James 2:19, the scriptures reveal that the devils also believe and tremble.

What demons cannot do however is to acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ! That takes the very power of the Holy Spirit.

Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God (1 John 4:2). That is our standard.

To this end, in the spirit of the unity of the faith, Paul says, though some preach Christ in envy and others in contention, “notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea and will rejoice.”(Philippians 1:18).

If a man truly exalts Christ, celebrate him. As long as he draws men to Christ, let that be a reason to defend him as a brother.

Christ and His message is our unifying factor.

FURTHER STUDY: Philippians 1:15-18, 1 John 4:2

GOLDEN NUGGET:

If a man truly exalts Christ, celebrate him. As long as he draws men to Christ, let that be a reason to defend him as a brother.

PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank you for this Word. I thank you for your love that has been shed abroad in my heart; love for the church of Christ and for the brethren in the kingdom. Every day you teach me that it is not mysteries or depths of revelation that saved us but love did. So I choose to love those of the household of faith. I choose to defend my brothers and sisters in the gospel because they exalt you. Teach me to understand every day that any attack against a fellow brother is an attack against me. That my love may abound more and more, that I will not seek to judge but will always seek to pray for my fellow Christians and ministers. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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When We Shape Our World

Apostle Grace Lubega

Hebrews 11:3(KJV); Through faith, we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

The worlds were framed by the Word of God. It is the core of their substance.

Our theme scripture goes on to say, ‘So that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

The Word of God is responsible for the continual appearance of things! It is the Word that brings manifestation to the physical world of the unseen realities in the spiritual world.

The question to the Christian is, “If the worlds were framed by the Word of God, how can’t you create and frame your world?”

You are a carrier of the Word of God, it is in you and is one with you. You ought to be continuously making things to appear.

Christians ought to be at the forefront of innovation because by the Word of God they make things that are not seen to appear.

The most brilliant ideas in business and in the workplace ought to spring from you, child of God because by the Word of God you make things appear.

If you are looking for a groundbreaking innovation, get into the Word!

If you are searching for the thought that will reform the growth strategy of your organization, get into the Word.

The Word of God is what makes you as a Christian a thought leader in your profession, in the world of business or in the academic world.

May you invent what has never been invented! May you write what has never been written! May you initiate what has never been initiated! To the glory of God!

FURTHER STUDY: Psalms 33:6, John 1:1-3 

GOLDEN NUGGET:

You are a carrier of the Word of God, it is in you and is one with you. You ought to be continuously making things to appear.

PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank you for your Word that is on the inside of me. I stand strong in the confidence that it is working mightily through me. By this very Word, I frame my life, career, business, ministry and every aspect of life. For anything that is lacking in my life, by the Word, I bring it into manifestation. I create my world the God-way in the knowledge that what is made by the Word is guaranteed to last for generations. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Liberties In The Kingdom Of Glass

Apostle Grace Lubega

James 1:25 (TLB); But if anyone keeps looking steadily into God’s law for free men, he will not only remember it but he will do what it says, and God will greatly bless him in everything he does.

The Word of God is the law of free men.

What this means is that your freedom is a matter of law.

It being a law means that everything in heaven and earth has been conditioned to facilitate your liberty.

Often times, Christians perceive themselves as bound men seeking freedom. Everything is looked at as the enemy and as being against them; creation is an enemy that needs taming; economies and world systems are forces that need to be brought to their knees for the benefit of the Christian.

Most Christian strategies are always strategies of attack, to bring everything around them into submission to them and to God.

A person with that kind of vision is looking into the kingdom of glass [the Word] from the outside in and thus has a twisted view of freedom.

When you look at the world from inside the kingdom of glass, you will understand that everything is tame and has been aligned to guarantee your liberty and freedom.

The Lord calls us to a higher place of vision and says, “Come up hither.” Paul says it is from heaven that we look.

The world and everything in it is submitted to you because your liberty is a matter of divine law.

Receive this truth in your spirit; embrace it!

Look at the world around you as tamed to facilitate your freedom.

If the scriptures cannot be broken, this law cannot be broken.

It means that nothing on heaven or earth has been designed to compromise the liberty of a child of God who knows what it means to look at the world through the kingdom of glass.

FURTHER STUDY: Hebrews 11:3, Revelation 11:12-14

GOLDEN NUGGET:

When you look at the world from inside of the kingdom of glass [the Word], you will understand that everything is tamed and has been aligned to guarantee your liberty and freedom.

PRAYER: My loving God, what an honour and privilege to receive these divine truths. Today, you have sharpened my vision and cause me to see with precision. I see with clarity and do not misapprehend any corners because by this very Word, you have cut the edges for me. I see the world as you see it because I behold from above. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Free By Knowledge

Apostle Grace Lubega

John 8:36(KJV) If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Salvation is a life of freedom. This is why the Word of God is called the law of free men (James 1:25 (TLB)).

Our theme scripture emphasizes that if our freedom be from Christ, then we are free indeed.

How does the son of God make me free?

In John 8:32 He says, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”

Men are made free by knowledge.

I have known Christians that have spent countless days in prayer seeking deliverance from one affliction or the other.

I have known some who have fasted endlessly for God to intervene in their lives to no avail.

Why so?

Prayer is useless if it is without knowledge.

Fasting is useless if it is without knowledge.

Titles and positions are useless if they don’t have knowledge.

The Word of God is our freedom manual.

If you must enjoy a guaranteed life of freedom in salvation, then you must purpose to know God and His son Jesus.

Read and study the Word for yourself! Seek understanding for yourself!

Dig deep for yourself!

FURTHER STUDY: James 1:25, John 8:32

GOLDEN NUGGET:
Men are made free by knowledge.

PRAYER: Loving God, I thank you for this Word. Knowledge is my fortress and anchor. I hear your voice this day, leading me in the paths of revelation. You open my eyes to a deeper understanding and experience of you. I behold the fellowship of the mystery, the truth, and the reality of your person in a greater light. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Why Knowledge

Apostle Grace Lubega

Hosea 4:6(KJV); My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

God rejects men who reject knowledge.

He cannot reject you because you are a thief, a drunkard or for your weakness in the flesh. But He rejects men who reject knowledge!

More than that, the Bible reveals that He even forgets the children of those who reject knowledge.

No generation steeped in ignorance can ever be preserved by God.

Imagine that!

Why do you think there are no writings between Malachi and Matthew for a period of about four hundred years?

He tells them in Malachi 2:7-8; “For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi…”

This was a generation that despised knowledge so much that the Lord wiped them off the books of history.

That is a divine tragedy, child of God.

The reason why God rejects men who reject knowledge is that to reject knowledge is to reject Him. An ignorant generation is a Godless generation.

This is why you must study the Word, to give yourself to understanding the realm of God, to invest in eternity, to preach the gospel in and out of season, to pass on these things to your children.

Knowledge is our heritage and God calls upon us to preserve it.

Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY: John 17:3, Malachi 2:7

GOLDEN NUGGET:

The reason why God rejects men who reject knowledge is that to reject knowledge is to reject Him. An ignorant generation is a Godless generation.

PRAYER: My loving God, I thank you for this Word. Thank you because we are in a dispensation of the increase of knowledge. I thank you for the hunger in my spirit that responds to the knowledge that you have availed. Every day, I increase in the understanding of who you are and of the life to which you have called me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Our Places Of Preservation

Apostle Grace Lubega

Hosea 4:6(KJV); My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

It is how much you know that saves you.

In Matthew 11:23, Christ reveals that if the works that were done in Capernaum had been done in Sodom, it would not have perished.

Every form and manner of destruction comes because of what you know or do not know in truth.

There are things that will never happen to you because of what you know in God.

There are people who seek protection in fortresses, there are those who seek for it in power, and there are those who seek for it in money.

But by scripture, the greatest place of preservation is in knowledge.

It is what hedges us and draws the boundary lines that the enemy cannot cross.

Every growth in knowledge widens the circumference of the shields of protection upon your life.

The arm of flesh will always fail you. Nothing you keep outside the defences of knowledge can last.

Never allow any part of your life to be outside the hedge of knowledge.

If you wish to preserve your business, build and grow it by knowledge. If you wish to preserve your career, build it in knowledge.

Learn the God-way of building ministry; the God-way of sustaining relationships; the God-way of increasing in the workplace; the God-way of raising children.

Submerge every aspect of your life in knowledge!

FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 11:9, Proverbs 22:12

GOLDEN NUGGET:

Every growth in knowledge widens the circumference of the shields of protection upon your life.

PRAYER: Loving father, I thank you for the person of knowledge. Thank you because, by the reality of knowledge, every part of my life is hedged by you. I don’t just assume, I know. I don’t just believe, I know. You are my shield and buckler because I know you. Every part of my life is safe from the hand of the wicked one because I know you. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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Understanding This Life: The Death Aspect

Apostle Grace Lubega

John 3:3(KJV);  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

In the life of the spirit, there are those who are dead and bound but there are those who are dead and free.

Every man who is Born Again is dead and free. This is what makes being “Born Again” about more than merely changing your character or improving your morality.

It is an experience of death [to the flesh] that you may live to Christ. 

The Bible says, ‘Ye are dead and your life is hid with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3).

In Romans 6:7, the Lord says, “He that is dead is freed from sin.”
Our greatest freedom and liberty of the spirit was in our death to the flesh.

You cannot relate with the realm of God without understanding this death.

You died in one life and were born into another; you died from a certain kind of knowledge into another; you died from one form of understanding into another.

What do dead men do? How do they live? How do they respond to circumstances?

You are as free as the extent of your yielding to this death experience.

Christians who live the Born Again experience to the fullest extent are those who have given themselves the most to the consciousness and reality of death in Christ.

FURTHER STUDY: Romans 14:8, Colossians 2:20

GOLDEN NUGGET:

Christians who live the Born Again experience to the fullest extent are those who have given themselves the most to the consciousness and reality of death in Christ.

PRAYER: My loving Father, I am most grateful for this Word. What a glorious experience you have exposed my spirit to. Lord, I yield to it in the understanding that herein is my freedom; to die that I may live, to decrease that you may increase; to know nothing of myself that I may know all of you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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The Glory In Service

Apostle Grace Lubega

Matthew 23:11(KJV); But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

Service is one of the principles by which your star shines.

David was anointed by God to be king over Israel.

However, the fact that he was anointed was not enough to propel him into the office God had ordained for him. The Bible says that he served Saul (1 Samuel 18:5).

Solomon was promised the throne but simply because this was so, did not guarantee that he would become the next king of Israel.

What made him different from other sons of David? The Bible speaks of him in terms of servanthood. In 1 Kings 1:26, he is referred to as the servant of David.

Joseph had a dream but what positioned him in the place of greatness? Genesis 39:2 speaks of how he served Potiphar.

Yes, a prophetic word has been spoken over your life about the great destiny of your life but simply because God spoke does not guarantee that you will end up where He ordained for you to be.

There are patterns and principles and service is one of them.

In whichever place you are in, choose to serve.

At your workplace, be more than the employee who shows up to earn a salary, have the heart of service.

In ministry, be more than the one who turns up every Sunday to hear the sermon and return home, have a part to play, serve.

If you are a man or woman of God, you too ought to serve someone else and not merely expect service from people.

Service will always polish your star.

Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 11:25, Hebrews 6:10

GOLDEN NUGGET:

Service will always polish your star.

PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this great wisdom. I embrace it and walk in its understanding. Your grace labours in me and causes me to serve with diligence and excellence. In every place that you have positioned me, I choose to serve because that is the example you set for me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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