Rise to every Occasion – By Laurence Torr
What ever challenge is in front of you right now, is an occasion to believe God, to prove God is faithful, to preform His words and keep His promises, that God has declared. Use your occasion to prove to yourself and others that God shows Himself strong on behalf of those that believe and trust Him. When we take God at His word. God goes to work, God is for us today, what He done in the past He can do now and in the future.
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Are You Expecting Great things from God? – By Laurence Torr
The Joy of the Lord is your Strength, it is your energy to keep moving in trying times, in difficult circumstances.Your attitude is determined by you, where do you put your focus?, where do you put your trust? how important are your feeling…. Be encouraged today through this encouraging teaching.
Thoughts For Today – A Better You – By Laurence Torr
Thoughts for Today – Instead of focusing on your weaknesses, get a bigger vision of yourself. We’ve been destined to live in victory, destined to overcome, destined to leave a mark on this world. When you focus on God’s promises instead of the problems, you’ll notice your thoughts will be healthier and filled with peace You have to stay open to what God is doing now.
What worked five years ago may not work today. If you’re going to be successful you have to be willing to change and listen to what God is telling you, He is at work in you, leading you and guiding you, if you allow Him. It’s not by your ability, but by the spirit of living God. Do the things that your inspired to do, change your routines as God leads you, do not be predictable, but be faithful to what God is working in your heart, then you will have good success.
We are not ordinary people we are extra ordinary people with the spirit of the living God, at work in us both too will and to do of His good pleasure.
It is in Him we live and move and have our being. avoid miserably religious people, they will bring you down, avoid the doom and gloom type of person, be around those that will lift you up and see’s the best in you not the worst. have a great day x
Galatians 5:1 (KJV) 5 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Galatians 5:1 Amplified Version It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which you once removed].
Galatians 5:1 NLT Version 5 So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.
Thoughts for Today – Gods Right Hand – By Laurence Torr
What a reality to those that are born again of the spirit of God, to those that have confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and believed God raised Him from the dead, to know that God raised us up together with Christ and made us to sit together in heavenly place in Christ, (Ephesians 2:6) Christ is sat at the right hand of God (Ephesians 1:20) and we are sat there with Him. When Christ sat down He finished the work that God gave Him to do. God has made us alive in Christ. we are now no longer strangers or foreigners but fellow citizen with the saints and member of the household of God. The works we do are the works God before ordain that we should walk in (Ephesians 2.10) we do not work for Our salvation, as we are complete in Christ. It is through his accomplished work on the cross we are saved when we believed and confessed Jesus as Lord.
The Right hand of God is the power of God (Luke22:69) the right hand is the authority of God. The right hand is the blessing of God. We have been blessed with all with all spiritual blessing in heavenly in Christ. We are right now in the presence of God. have access and direct access to God through what Christ accomplish for those that believe (Romans 5:2) (Ephesians 2:18) (Ephesians 3:12)
- 1. We have Access By Faith, 2.By one spirit unto the Father, 3. Access with Confidence
Having access to God we can go confidently and without fear before His throne of Grace. His throne of Favour.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
As we keep God first and seek Him, there is nothing He will with hold from you, when there is time of need, go to God, whatever that need is, God says use the access you have to Him and He hears your prayers, Ephesians 3.20 God says He will do exceedingly abundantly above all you ask or think. wow that is the favour and grace of God.
Psalms 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Psalms 84:12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
God is your light and protection, He gives us favour and blesses us with good things God is not withholding for you, He has blessed us so we can be blessing.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Psalms 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Psalms 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
By keeping God first in our hearts, in our confession, in our actions you will not be moved. God is a good God always, He is a God of light and when we realise what we have been given then we can expect and walk in His blessings. We are in His presence and when we set our minds on things above not on the things of the earth, we can experience the fullness of His joy. We can walk in the power and authority that we have through Christ doing good Just like Jesus Christ did he bestow the benefits of God to others. (Acts 10:38)
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
When we seek and keep God first, we will have no need to seek His blessing as we have made God the first love or our lives, we have His provision, we have His protection, we have His direction we have His blessing . We have been blessed with all the spiritual blessings in Christ we have wisdom and revelation in knowledge of Him our eyes have enlighten. As believing believers we know by the scriptures what we have, and what we need to do to walk in the power of God, if we have lack or need we go directly to God. We cast all our cares to Him we claim the promise of God, we also say the promises rather than the circumstances, we keep Him First in our lives not second, not last. He is priority to the true believer.
Here are some more scriptures about the right hand of God.
Exodus 15:6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
Right hand a place of Honor
1 Kings 2:19 Bathsheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king’s mother; and she sat on his right hand.
Saved By His right hand
Psalms17:7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.
His right hand holds us up.
Psalms18:35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
The saving Strength of His right hand
Psalms 20:6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
The right Hand full of His Righteousness
Psalms_48:10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.
Victory By His right Hand
Psalms 98:1 A psalm. O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.
His right hand does valiantly
Psalms 118:16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
Isaiah48:13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.
Concerning Jesus Christ at Gods right Hand
Acts 2:25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
Acts 2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
Acts5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
Stephan saw Jesus at the right hand of God
Acts 7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
Acts 7:56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
Ephesians 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Hebrews1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Hebrews1:13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
Hebrews 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
Hebrews12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
1Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
Bless You Laurence x
A Man After God’s Own Heart – By Laurence Torr
God called David a man after His own heart, what were these qualities King David had?, what can we learn and how can it help us?. As we go through the Scriptures we will See
1. King David was man of faith, 2. King David Loved Gods Word. 3 King David was a thankful man 4. King David was a man of Integrity 5 King David was a Humble Man. 6. King David was a man of Prayer 7 King David was quick to recognise when he was wrong and made the changes.
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He’s Coming Back – By Diane Martinez
Diane has over 35 years of experience in biblical research, Teaching, education, and counselings. For the past 3 years,
she has been travelling around the country teaching
nondenominational Christian weekend seminars,
particularly focusing on the Hope and
Return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
A Big Thank You, to Christian Family Fellowship for allowing me to share this Teaching.
You Can visit Christian Family Fellowship by clicking on their image below.
Video Teaching – He’s Coming Back (Running Time 50:47)
Audio Teaching – He’s Coming Back (Running Time 48:35)
Thoughts for today – The Excellence of Love – By Laurence Torr
God loved us when we were not in right standing with Him and expressed that love through His son, He done something about it, He proved His love. It is good that we take a leaf out of God’s book and do the same, for others.
Offence in a believers heart can be costly, If we remember what God has done for us through Christ, then we can do the same for those who offend us.
“We say that we are His and He is ours, deeds are the proof of that, and these are the proving hours.”
It not about how much we Know, But it about how much we love. The love of God living and being expressed through a believer that is walking by the spirit of God, will changes lives and turn people to God.
We are not so smart “you know”?, But God is, let us keep humble and be those who encourage others let us be that example of the love of God and show forth the love of God living in our life to others.
Here is what God has to say about Love.
The Excellence of Love
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
13 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not [a]love [for others growing out of God’s love for me], then I have become only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal [just an annoying distraction]. 2 And if I have the gift of prophecy [and speak a new message from God to the people], and understand all mysteries, and [possess] all knowledge; and if I have all [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love [reaching out to others], I am nothing. 3 If I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body [b]to be burned, but do not have love, it does me no good at all.
4 Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud orarrogant. 5 It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured. 6 It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. 7 Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening].
8 Love never fails [it never fades nor ends]. But as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for the gift of special knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part [for our knowledge is fragmentary and incomplete]. 10 But when that which is complete and perfect comes, that which is incomplete andpartial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12 For now [in this time of imperfection] we see in a mirror dimly [a blurred reflection, a riddle, an enigma], but then [when the time of perfection comes we will see reality] face to face. Now I know in part [just in fragments], but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known [by God]. 13 And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love.
1 John 4:7-13 King James Version (KJV)
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
1 John 4:19-21 King James Version (KJV)
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.