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“So the men took some of their provisions, but DID NOT ASK COUNSEL from the Lord.” Joshua 9:14 ESV

http://bible.com/59/jos.9.14.ESV

Spiritual independence is an assertion of maturity and capability which is unacceptable to God. Our text reveals it’s foolishness and uselessness.

Beloved, Joshua and Israel depended and acted on their wisdom, asserted independence and ignored God in the matter of the Gibeonites which boomeranged on them. Since evidence can be deceptive and human judgment limited, spiritual independence is always unacceptable to God as it always end in regrets. Until you learn not to see any matter as insignificant, you won’t learn to first consult God in everything. Until you learn to first consult God in everything you’ll always depend on your wisdom, and your life cannot be free of throes and woes!

Grace upon grace!

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Be careful that no one fails to get God’s grace. Be careful that no one loses their faith and becomes like a bitter weed growing among you. Someone like that can ruin your whole group.” Hebrews‬ ‭12:15‬ ‭ERV http://bible.us/406/heb.12.15.erv

Warnings are only issued when and where there’s danger. Our text reveals an important caution to the Hebrew believers.

Beloved, because without faith God cannot be pleased and until He’s please nothing can be received from Him, therefore faith is the most essential commodity in the Divine economy. God’s grace is freely available to all but some will fail to get it. Whoever fails to get God’s grace loses faith, whoever loses faith becomes bitter and ruins others. This therefore makes carefulness not to fail in getting His grace becomes nonnegotiable. Grace is the key, because until you get it you won’t have faith, until you have faith you won’t please God, until you please God you’ll receive nothing from Him and until you receive from Him you are headed for both individual and corporate destruction.

Grace upon grace!

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A voice came from the cloud and said, “This is My Son. He is the One I have chosen. Obey Him.” Luke 9:35 ERV http://bible.com/406/luk.9.35.ERV

The chosen is the selected, set apart, dedicated and commissioned for something. Our text reveals Jesus as the chosen One.

Beloved Jesus’ calling as the Chosen One placed several demands on Him, topmost, the salvation of humanity through sacrificial obedience. God equipped Him to accomplish this task and later demanded obedience from all humanity which enhanced His mission, because He was obedient. Like Jesus, you have been chosen; The destiny of many people and the fulfillment of God’s plans concerning you, are hinged on your faith and obedience. Until you believe you’re chosen, you’re not going to be obedient, until you’re obedient, you’ll not attract God, until you attract God you’ll not be transformed and until you’re transformed, you’ll accomplish nothing.

Grace upon grace!

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“Jesus said, “Don’t be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me.” John 14:1 ERV http://bible.com/406/jhn.14.1.ERV

To triumph is to overcome a battle, an obstacle or threat to excellence. Our text reveals this is very possible even with myriads of such.

Beloved, when peace is challenged, troubled heart is usually natural. Ironically, situations that promote troubled hearts cannot cease, however trust triumphs over them, by shifting focus from the situations to God, the One in control. Until you trust God, you cannot trust His messenger; Until you trust His messenger you cannot trust His message, until you trust His message you cannot triumph over troubled hearts; Until you triumph over troubled hearts, you cannot know peace and until you know peace you cannot prosper and excel. Until you prosper and excel, your destiny remains unfulfilled and until your destiny is fulfilled your life remains a waste!

Grace upon grace!

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Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you._Hebrews 13:5

Have you ever been in a situation you needed help so badly, then a glimmer of hope showed up only to flicker away and dash your hopes to the rocks?
Joseph experienced a glimmer of hope for release from prison, which seemed to end badly and as suddenly as it had appeared. Scripture tells us that two of Pharaoh’s officers, having angered the king, were sent to the very prison where Joseph was held. One night both the cupbearer and baker were troubled by disturbing dreams. Joseph offered help, but not on his own. Notice Joseph’s continued faith in God through his words: “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams” (v. 8).
In turn each of the officers reported the details of his dream, and Joseph gave their meanings: in three days, the baker would be hanged and the cupbearer would be restored to Pharaoh’s court. Just as Joseph said, after three days the Pharaoh had the baker put to death but restored the cupbearer to his service. This was Joseph’s chance for release! His only request was for the cupbearer to tell the king about Joseph so that he might be freed from his wrongful imprisonment. The chapter ends, however, on a dejected note: “The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him”(v. 23).
Joseph may very well have felt that God, not just the cupbearer, had forgotten him too. Despite his continued profession of God’s presence in his life, his faithfulness in serving God, Joseph’s sorrowful circumstances remained. Others’ dreams were coming true, but what about the dreams of Joseph’s youth (Genesis 37)? Where was God and His promises of old? Had God forgotten? The ending of our chapter intentionally leaves us to ponder these questions.
Do we sometimes feel forgotten by God in the face of the brokenness of our world? Today’s chapter demonstrates that God’s hiddenness does not mean He is absent or forgetful of His people. Let your worship renew your trust in our God who does not forsake His people, even when we cannot always see His hand at work. Be rest assured God can never forsake you. He sure will come to your rescue and bring those dreams promises and prophecies to a reality, and that real fast!
Grace upon grace

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 The one who offers thanksgiving as His sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders His way rightly I will show the salvation of God!” Psalms 50:23 ESV

http://bible.com/59/psa.50.23.ESV
God’s salvation is His deliverance, peace, preservation, protection and provision. Our text reveals it’s the portion of  whoever orders his way rightly. 
Beloved, God’s salvation is the desire of everyone, but unfortunately it eludes many. The only condition to evade it’s elusion is living rightly. You can only live rightly when you please the Lord, you can only please the Lord when you obey Him and you can only over Him when you live by faith. Whoever lives by faith honors and glorifies God by offering Him the sacrifice of praise in all circumstances. This displays your trust in Him, which propels Him to act on your behalf giving you the desired salvation. If you desire His salvation in any area of your life, declare and display your confidence and trust in Jesus today!
Grace upon grace! 

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‘God never changes His mind about the people He calls. He never decides to take back the blessings He has given them.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:29ERV‬‬

http://bible.us/406/rom.11.29.erv
The phrase sealed and delivered usually signifies the completion of a transaction. Our text reveals God’s promises as sealed and delivered. 
Beloved, God’s promises are in His plans and purposes, which has been delivered as a package to you. He never changes or backs out of them once made, therefore they’re described as sealed and delivered. However, until you open up a parcel, you cannot use it, until you use it, it cannot give satisfaction and until it gives satisfaction it’s as good as useless, because utilisation, not reception spells satisfaction. Everything you’ll ever need in life has been sealed and delivered to you in Jesus, it’s remaining your unboxing it through the Word and utilisation by faith to find satisfaction!
Grace upon grace! 

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Then they came to Him bringing a paralytic, carried by four men. Mark 2:3 HCSB

http://bible.com/72/mrk.2.3.HCSB
Paralysis is an incurable disease hence a write off case. However our text reveals the curing of a paralytic. 
Beloved, devil robbed, demobilized and rendered him useless and hopeless. Even the faith of his friends and attempt to bring him to Jesus met with frustration through the crowd. Knowing what they wanted, they refused to be frustrated, became more determined and desperate and did succeed. When you know what you want, you’ll resist every satanic attempt to demobilise, limit or stop you. When you refuse to be frustrated, but become more determined and even desperate, no matter the number of times you failed previously and how hopeless your case may seem, you’ll surely find yourself in Jesus’ presence. When you do, you’ll no longer be a write off, because there’s no hopelessness with  Jesus!
Grace upon grace!

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For Christ’s love impels us, since we have reached this conclusion: If One died for all, then all died. 2 Corinthians 5:14 HCSB

http://bible.com/72/2co.5.14.HCSB
To be impelled is to be actuated, controlled, and propelled by a very strong desire. Our text reveals the believer experiences this through Christ’s love. 
Beloved, anyone in Christ is a slave of righteousness intoxicated and impelled by His love. Just as His love for the Father led Him obediently to the cross, whoever that’s impelled by His love, lives obediently and sacrificially to the Father. You cannot be impelled by His love until you taste it, and you cannot be compelled to taste His love. Your life will never be the same after tasting it, but it’ll be useless until it tastes and is impelled by His love. Every life impelled by His love becomes obedience freak and lacks nothing good. Are you ready for such radical change? 
Grace upon grace! 

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When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” Joshua 5:13 ESV

http://bible.com/59/jos.5.13.ESV
Since the Fall, life has been a series of battles marked with either victories or defeat depending on strategy and resources. Our text reveals the victory agent and resource of the believer. 
Beloved, Joshua was victorious because he identified, aligned with the victory agent and used the strategy provided by God. He was able to identify the victory agent because he looked up. Looking up means trusting and appealing to God for help. There’s a victory agent and strategy for every battle in your life. Until you look up, you wont identify him, until you identify him, you wont align with him. Until you align with him, you wont know the strategy. Until you know the strategy, you wont use it, and until you use it, you wont know victory. It’s all your choice! 
Grace upon grace!

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