Speak it and it will come to pass. James 3:2-4 tells us that our tongue is what steers the course of our lives. Life and death are held in the power of the tongue. For example, we see every day how the seeds of our words bring us things of life and things of death. How much greater a power comes forth when we speak the Word of God.

Take it step farther, begin to meditate on His word daily. In the old testament, Joshua defines meditation as to speak to one's self in a quiet voice. Therefore, if we really want to see the power of God's word manifest in our lives, we need to speak it day and night, personalize His Word, and speak it as an integral part of our daily lives, declare its truth and promises, and press into the faith of God's promises, and expect His promises to come to fruition in our lives.

God's greatest promise can be found in Galatians 3:29 (NIV) If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise. In order to understand exactly what the promise is, we have to look back to Genesis 12:2-3 (NIV) where God says to Abram (Abraham), I will make you into a blessing of nations, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you. God goes on to confirm this covenant with Abraham in Genesis 17:7 (NIV) I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.

How do we get receive this blessing and other blessings from God? The bible tells us in John 14:6 (NIV), the only way is to God is through Christ. Therefore, it is through Christ we become the children of God and heirs to his throne. Then all things including everlasting possessions (eternal blessings), and the fruits of God's spirit become possible to us through our faith in Christ. Galatians 3:9 (NIV) tells us that those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, man of faith, and though faith in Christ, God has redeemed us in order that the blessings of Abraham may come upon us, and into our lives.

Remember God has made an everlasting covenant with us, and freely pours out His blessings on the lives of his children, all we have to do is accept Christ as God's son, who by the very nature of God did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made into human likeness, and being found in appearance as man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on the cross Philippians 2:6-8 (NIV). In other words, all we have to do to receive the covenant God made with Abraham is to accept Christ as our savior and Son of God; that Christ died upon the cross to defeat death and give all who believe life. Only then we can access God's blessings, and as He says when He sent you the Spirit of His son, you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God made you also an heir. Galatians 4:7 (NIV).

This is just the beginning of the promises God has made to us his children in the bible. Did you know there are over several thousand promises God makes to us through His Word. Be sure to check this Blog "Promises of God" regularly, or visit the Celebration Church link to the right of this page to experience the movement of God and His promises as they begin to manifest in your life. Remember hold steadfast in your faith in Christ; for no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the Amen, all things are possible.
2 Corinthians 1:20 (TVIN).

Psalms 27:14 (NKJV)

"Be of good courage and He shall strengthen thine heart."

In life, success bases our worth on a comparison with others. However, excellence measures us against our own potential. Success grants its rewards to a few, but is a dream to many. Excellence is available to anyone, but accepted only by a few. To be excellent, we must set our standards not by others, but by challenging the standards we set for ourselves. For we can be like many and state, "I am lukewarm and low impact, or we can be like Paul and say, "I press toward the goal of the prize of the upward call of God."

Amos 3:12 (OAB)

Thus says the Lord: As the shepherd rescues from the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear, so shall the people of Israel in Samaria be rescued, with the corner of a couch and part of a bed.

Declaration of Faith

When I feel surrounded by the enemy, and the weight of the enemy's oppressive force bears down on my shoulders, I remember it was Jesus who paid the price, who rescued me from death. When I think there is nothing left, and I feel I have been torn limb from limb and left lying in defeat, it is Jesus that covers me, it is the Holy Spirit that helps me to my feet, and it is the armor of God that saves me from the stronghold of the lion.

2 Corinthians 7:1 (TLB)
"Having such great promises as these, dear friends, let us turn away from everything wrong, whether in body or spirit, and purify ourselves, living in the whole fear, (or faith) of God."
Declaration of Faith
In times of trial and hardships, blessings and successes, God sometimes removes us from our regular patterns of life in order to quiet our hearts so that he can reveal himself to us in order to make his very nature know to us; to reveal His will, and to offer His assistance to us.
In 2 Corinthians 7 God promises to dwell within you, walk among you, to be you God, and to make you his own.
(Ephesians 2:22, Exodus 19:4, Galatians 3:29)

Genesis 1:26-28 KJV

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the foul of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creep thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, and the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Declaration of Faith:
I am created in the image and likeness of almighty God. I have been given authority (complete rule and dominion) over the fish of the sea, the birds of he air, the animals of the fields, and every creeping thing of the earth. I am a representation of God's authority and likeness, and have been given rulership of the planet. He has blessed me and commanded me to take dominion over it and subdue it for His Glory. - James Riddle

(Romans 8:29-30; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Psalms 8:4-8; Luke 9:1: Mathew 28:18-20)

Genesis 6:8-9 KJV
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was just a man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. (KJV)
Declaration of Faith:
I have abundant favor with God. I am a just and righteous person and I walk in continued fellowship with God. - James Riddle
(Psalms 5:12, Proverbs 12:2, Corinthians 5:21, 1 John 1:3-9)

Ephesians 5:25-33 (KJV)
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourished and cherished it, even as the lord to the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this shall cause man to leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: But I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let everyone of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Declaration of Faith (Husbands)
I will love my wife as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her in order to make her holy, and cleanse her by the washing of water through the Word, and present her to Himself as radiant, without spot or stain or any other blemish - holy nad blameless.
I give myself wholly to my wife. I will love her as I do my own body. As I love mysef, so will I love her. I will make no demands of her, but that love may be the center of our lives. And I will be of service to her, providing for her every need just as Christ does the church.
It is written, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh." This is symbolic of Christ and the church. Just as I have become one with Christ, I have become one with my wife. Therefore, I will love my wife, just as I love my own body. -James Riddle
(Colossians 1:22; 3:19; John 15:3, 12,13; 17:17; Hebrews 10:22; Genesis 2:23,24; 1 Corinthians6:16; 7:3,4; Proverbs 18:22)

Romans 8:18-19 (TNIV)

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.

Declaration of Faith:

I am not worried about the storms and trials I face in these present times. For I am sure that in Christ I always remain victorious, and the glory of God is revealed in me for all to see. For even as creation eagerly awaits in expectation, so do the sons and daughters of the living God await with expectations, and I rest assured in the Promises of God that I will not be disappointed.

(Mathew 5:10-16; 2 Corinthians 4:17; Peter 3:13)

Hebrews 6:17

Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath.

Declaration of Faith:

Because God is faithful and true by his very nature, I rest assured in his Word, his promise to me as an heir to his throne throught Christ Jesus.

(Deuteronomy 4:31)

Isaiah 59:21 - 60:2
"As for me", the LORD says, "this is my covenant with them". "My spirit who is upon you, and my word which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor the mouths of your decendants, nor from the mouths of your decendants' decendants," say the LORD. "From this time and forever more." Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness, the people; But the LORD will arise over you; And his glory will be seen upon you. (NKJV)
Declaration of Faith
My covenant with the Lord is secure. The Holy Spirit dwells within me as the earnest and indesputable guarantee that it will never be taken from be. The word of the Lord is on my lips continually. It shall neverdepart from my mouth or the mouths of my children, both now and forevermore. I arise in the presence of my heavenly Father, as his covenant son through Christ and the blessing of Abraham. My light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon me. In the midst of darkness, the Lord rises within me and his glory is seen all around me. I am a reflection of his glory to others.
(Hebrews 8:6, 10:15-17; Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 10:8; Deuteronomy 7:9; Joshua 1:8)

~The Son of Man
Jesus, the only son of God, he is the seed of God, he is the wisdom of God. God knew the only way to create life was through death; one must die that others will live.
In the circle of life, one dies that the many may live; in the harvest, life is born through death. Seeds are planted that they may grow to good harvest and give life to others.
Hear the word about the planting of seeds and sowing into the harvest. Sow your seed in whatever capacity you can according to your gifts. God’s word is full of stories that give example to this.
God planted his only seed in the earth that it would be fruitful and multiply, and bring forth from one, a family. Christ had to die so that we may live. He is the seed that multiplied, and through death, the multitude rose; life was given.
Jesus ‘purpose on earth was to plant the word of God. And through this planting, through Jesus’ death, life arose in an abundant harvest in the wisdom of God, and born was the family of God.
In his word you will find what you seek, the truth, discernment, and His wisdom; for you already have his blessing, grace, and salvation upon you.
Seek and ye shall find.

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 1:20

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