2014 in Hebrew Gematria:
Deuteronomy 30:15 (KJV)
See, I have set before thee this day (flowing, fresh, reviving, renewing) life and good (rich, prosperous, excellent)
2 Corinthians 12:10, 7-9 MSG
… I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me, My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.
For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
Original Word in Greek: βασιλεύω
Strong’s Definition: to be king, to reign, to exercise kingly power, to exercise dominion
You heard right mate! You have kingly authority to reign over fear, worry, anxiety, bitterness, regrets, self doubts, addictions, illnesses and all the other nasties the devil decides to throw your way! All because of one Man’s obedience on that old rugged cross, He took all the bad we deserved and gave us all the good we did not and clearly do not deserve. I’ve never heard of a mortal King who died for the freedom of a lowly servant, yet the King of heaven, master of the universe, the one who holds our very breath in the palm of His hand, laid down His life for sinners such as you and I. It wasn’t the nails that held Him to the cross, it was Love. The same love that held Him there, set me free.
Don’t despair, just DECLARE.
God’s purposes for your season do not often lie as an answer in the form of an end result. He is more concerned with our remaining calm and faithful to the process, where He Himself is the answer.
h.s. (via heartbeatofatwentysomething)