Taught Of God To Love (1 Thessalonians 4:9)

But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

1 Thessalonians 4:9 (KJV)

God indwelling us by His Holy Spirit compels us to want to love one another. As we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit who is at work in us, we will find ourselves being led more fully into living a life of love, kindness and compassion as we receive God’s love for us in Christ.

Believe On Jesus (John 6:28-29)

Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

John 6:28-29 (KJV)

To work the works of God—to live in a way that is pleasing to God and to fulfill His calling upon our lives—we are to believe on Jesus whom He has sent. When we believe that Jesus is enough to make us righteous, His Spirit works in us to transform us from the inside out. He reshapes our hearts and molds our desires so that they are in accordance with His will for our lives. This frees us bear fruit in His name. 

Spiritual Discernment Of The Word (1 Corinthians 2:14)

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

1 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV)

Spiritual truths cannot be understood or received through human reasoning or mere intellectual understanding. It requires the Spirit of God to make the things of God real to us. The more we renew our minds in the Word, the more will the Holy Spirit reveal the reality of the Word to us. And the more that the Word becomes real in our hearts, the more will we see the glory of God reflected in our lives.

Expect His Goodness (Colossians 1:27)

To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Colossians 1:27 (KJV)

The word hope can also be translated confident expectation. Biblical hope is to look to the future with confidence and expectancy, always expecting God’s glory to manifest in our lives. And it is because of Christ in us—indwelling our born again spirit—that we can have this confidence that no matter what is going on in the natural, something good is happening to us today.

Expect The Benefits Of Salvation (Psalm 68:19)

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

Psalm 68:19 (KJV)

We can expect to be loaded with the benefits of salvation every single day. In Christ God’s unmerited favor has been made available to us, and so we can live in confident expectation that something good is going to happen to us regardless of circumstances or conditions. The benefits of salvation include healing, deliverance, peace of mind and heart, and all of our needs being supplied in abundance.

Having A Bountiful Eye (Proverbs 22:9)

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

Proverbs 22:9 (KJV)

We have a bountiful eye when we have confidence that God will supply all of our needs. This causes us to come from a place of abundance rather than lack, and so our natural response becomes to give and share out of what we have. And as we do, we find that it is always given back unto us.

Pray With Confidence (1 John 5:14)

This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us.

1 John 5:14 (KJV)

The will of God is revealed through the Word of God. And so let us approach our heavenly Father with the confidence that as we pray according to His will, it is His good pleasure to give us the kingdom. God is withholding no good thing from us, and He is looking for each of us to be instruments and vessels through which His glory may manifest on earth as it is in heaven. 

He Healed Them All (Matthew 12:15)

But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;

Matthew 12:15 (KJV)

The Bible tells us that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. What He did two thousand years ago He is still doing today, and this includes physical healing. God does not use sickness to try and teach us lessons, but much rather is He the one who heals us. We receive physical healing in they same way we receive anything else from the Lord: by faith. This means we stand on the Word that says we are right now healed with His stripes regardless of how it looks or feels, and we continue in faith until the manifestation shows up.

Taught Of God To Love (1 Thessalonians 4:9)

But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

1 Thessalonians 4:9 (KJV)

God indwelling us by His Holy Spirit compels us to want to love one another. As we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit who is at work in us, we will find ourselves being led more fully into living a life of love, kindness and compassion as we receive God’s love for us in Christ.

Guard Your Heart (Proverbs 4:23)

Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.

Proverbs 4:23 (AMP)

Nothing is more important for us than to guard our hearts, for what is going on in our life can ultimately be traced back to what’s in our hearts. Guarding the heart means we do not allow anything to rob us of the peace that has come to us as a result of our meditating the Word and believing the promises of scripture. We keep our hearts fixed on Jesus no matter what.