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continue to grow to maturity in Christ. 

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TROUGH
THE
ROOF
FAITH

Mark 2:3 Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. 4 And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you."

We have all heard and read this story of the paralytic and the men who lowered him through the roof.

As I was reading this this morning, I felt the Spirit of the Lord asking me “IS YOUR FAITH THROUGH THE ROOF?” I immediately took a deep dive into my life and ministry over the years and found myself longing for some of the moments when God showed up with miraculous expressions of His glory and touched many people’s lives.

Going back to the scripture, the phrase that stood out to me was: “WHEN THEY HAD BROKEN THROUGH.” These young men had such conviction and such faith that nothing would stop them, they would even break through the roof to see the healing power of Jesus.

Do you have such conviction and such faith today? Do you have TROUGH THE ROOF FAITH today to push through for the BREAK THROUGH?

Father, we pray today with FAITH that will BREAK THROUGH the roof, for those who need Your touch, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Touch them today Father God, only the way you can, in Jesus name we pray, AMEN

THE
GLORY
IN
YOU

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Colossians 1:27 To them God willed to make known what are the RICHES of the GLORY of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is CHRIST IN YOU, the HOPE OF GLORY.

We are the house of God, the temple or tabernacle of God, the dwelling place of God because His Spirit dwells in us, AND:

1John 4:4b ....because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Over the last few weeks we have looked at the Glory of God in you as being the gifts God has put in your life. Today we look at the gifts of Jesus given to the church, the Five-Fold Ministry.

Ephesians 4:11 And He Himself (Jesus) gave some to be APOSTLES, some PROPHETS, some EVANGELISTS, and some PASTORS and TEACHERS, 12 for the EQUIPPING of the saints for the WORK of MINISTRY, for the EDIFYING of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the UNITY of the FAITH and of the KNOWLEDGE of the SON of GOD, to a PERFECT man, to the measure of the STATURE of the FULNESS of CHRIST;

Yes, these five gifts where given to us all by Jesus and these graces are still functional in the church today. They all have different anointing's and work in different ways to build us into the fulness of Christ. They are here to EQUIP us for the WORK of MINISTRY. Yes, we the church are all called to ministry but we are not all called to five -fold ministry. They are also called to EDIFY the church which in the Greek means: "the architecture of a family". We are the family of God and these gifts are continually working on our character and building and strengthening us to become a perfect man (family), to that which measures up to the stature of the fullness of Christ.

When God sends these gifts into your life, do not despise, criticize or reject them, for they will challenge you, stretch you, encourage you, show you tough love, show you grace as they are lead by the Spirit of God. Just because they don't tickle your ears and tell you what you want to hear does not mean they don't love you!

Matthew 10:41 He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.

Jesus has given these gifts to you! Receive everything you can from them and prosper into the fulness of what God has for you!

God bless you!

THE
GLORY
IN
YOU
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Colossians 1:27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

We are the house of God, the temple or tabernacle of God, the dwelling place of God because His Spirit dwells in us.

Last week we touched on the Glory in you being all the gifts and abilities God has given to you by the Godhead, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

This week we will look at the gifts given by the Father to us.

Romans 12:3 For I say, through the GRACE given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of FAITH.

There are two gifts mentioned here and they are GRACE and FAITH. These are gifts given to us by the Father.

Be encouraged today, God has dealt to you a measure of Grace for a few reasons.

1/. The Grace upon your life enables you to be who God has called you to be. It's the measure that that makes way for you to express your identity in Christ.

2/. It is also the measure that creates the space and opportunity to be successful in fulfilling your passion and desire in this life.

I believe that our passion and desires are given by God and are breathed on by the Spirit of God so that they come alive in us.

Psalms 37:4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

That brings me to the next gift given by the Father, Faith.

Faith is not the practice of religious rituals, but the absolute belief that God loves us unconditionally and that He has our lives in the palm of His hands. This kind of Faith believes that He can do all things and that nothing is impossible for Him.

So here's how it works: God has given us the grace of desires and the passion to pursue those desires, He has also given us Faith so that we can take the first step towards the desire and when we take the first step, then His grace makes way for us to fulfil those desires.

Faith is the action that moves us towards, and God's Grace makes the way to bring it to fruition.

I can testify through many experiences in life and ministry, that taking a Faith step towards what God is stirring in your heart will begin the process of fulfilling the desire of your heart.

The gifts of the Father are Grace and Faith. They are both working in your life today and everyday to show forth the Glory of God in you.

Take a step of Faith today and watch the Grace of God work miracles in your life.

THE
GLORY
IN
YOU

Colossians 1:27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

We are the house of God, the temple or tabernacle of God, the dwelling place of God because His Spirit dwells in us.

God has already placed in you what you need to be who you were created to be here on the earth. Every spiritual gift, every spiritual fruit, every grace, every measure of faith, God has created you to be the body, the house for His glory to dwell within. His Kingdom authority is in you, the rule and reign of Christ is in you, His Word is in you that speaks Spirit and Life.

If His Spirit dwells in us, then His gifts and abilities dwell in us, His personality dwells in us. It is by Faith that we walk in this Grace that God has given us.

So what are the gifts then?

1Corinthians 12:4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same (Holy) Spirit. 5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord (Jesus). 6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same (Father) God who works all in all…

This is the scripture that leads us into the revealing of the nine Gifts of the Spirit. In the introduction, it mentions three different manifestations of the Godhead, Holy Spirit, Jesus and the Father.

Diversity of Gifts by Holy Spirit, differences of ministries by Jesus and then diversities of activities by Father God.

Three different manifestations, one God, and all of these have been given for the perfecting, empowering and releasing of you and I, the church, into the full functioning body of Christ.

This is the Fulness of His Glory, and it dwells in you and I!

Next week we will look at these manifestations in more detail.

God bless you as you begin to manifest His Glory in the world around you!