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Full Surrender

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23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. Luke 9:23 – 24 ESV

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In the Midst of the Battle

We live in the midst of an intense spiritual war between the Kingdom of God and the forces of darkness.  Too often we think we know how to handle it when the battle finds its way to our doorstep.  Such a presumptuous attitude could get us killed.  It is vitally important that we inquire of the Lord in the midst of the battle.  King David serves of an excellent example of an inquiring warrior.

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Raise Your Voice!

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Let us join with the joyful song of the angels and archangels, together with the saints of all ages, as with one voice we loudly proclaim,

“Christ is Risen!”

“He is Risen Indeed!”

“Hallelujah!!”

Praying in the Reign

The Lord’s Prayer contains several powerful statements about the Lord and His relation to His people.  I wonder what would happen if our hearts could truly grasp these realities as we prayed?

Our Father in Heaven

The Lord of Heaven has made us His children, and takes responsibility for us as our loving Father.

Hallowed be Your Name

The Lord is holy and must be hallowed in every thought and relation.

Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven

The Sovereign Lord reigns over all things, and is fully intent that His will be performed on Earth without question or hesitation, even as it is in Heaven.

Give us the day our daily bread

The Lord Himself is the Source of our sustenance.

Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors

The Lord alone can forgive our sins, and will do so in direct proportion to our forgiving those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

The Lord alone is our victory over all that is evil.

For Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever

The Lord reigns in the power to fulfill His reign and be glorified in His creation and His people.

Amen

Our heart fully believes and completely agrees with all that we have just prayed.

Contemplating these truths as we pray this prayer will help us reach a whole new level in our relationship with the Lord.  This will better equip us for living in the Reign.

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Letting Christ Live in Us

Through His death and resurrection, Jesus Christ has become our source of spiritual life.  This is great news since only He can live the Christian life, and He wants to do it through you and I.  But how do we position ourselves for that to happen?

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