I Heard “In Him You Have Won” – By Jahfas Victor Ahua

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Daily Devotional & Prophecy
November 16, 2020.

In Him You Have Won

Yes, Discovering Christ in Ephesians.

We saw in our last discussion that we are already blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. The glory of the almighty God is embedded in our very spirits.

Then the apostle continues;

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Ephesians 1:4

Observe carefully this statement “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world”

The word used above for chosen is from the Greek word eklegomai which means to select (Strong’ s Concordance G1586).

There is such a thing as eternal election. Out of the unknown number of the human creation of God, you were known in the heart of God and chosen before anything was ever created.

Believers were elected in Christ before the world began.

The election of sons, was not an after thought in the heart of God. But it was not a reaction to the fall of Adam, no, never! God had already determined to manifest his grace to a select people, the fall of Adam was rather an accomplishment to his counsel.

A lot of people deny this but it is a true gospel doctrine.

We keenly looked at the first verse of this book where Paul addresses this letter “to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus”.

Wherefore the apostle is not saying the entire world was Chosen in Christ before the world began.

And he is not saying the entire people of Ephesus were Chosen in Christ before the world began since he had clearly indicated to whom he had addressed his letter.

Everyone that has ever believed has done so because they first were chosen or elected in the counsel of God before the world began. If a man was not elected, no amount of preaching can change him.

Observe it says he chose us ” in himself” and not in any good he foresaw in us, for others assert that God saw something good in us which was the reason he chose us.

To be called of God, to be chosen of God, to elected of God, to be born of God is an entire work the grace of God. We are totally undeserving of the least article of the things of salvation.

We ought to be the more grateful and ever thankful to God for his sovereign grace demonstrated towards us. Paul clearly stated this to excite the gratitude of the believers.

He intends that we come to know that God loves us, God likes us, God is pleased with is, almighty God is full of love for us not because we are good but because he has chosen to love us despite our sinfulness.

There has never been anything good in us to which God could have looked to and predestined us to be saved because of, which is why we hear the next part of the verse “that we should be holy and without blame before him in love”

This means he didn’t see anything good in us before choosing us. In fact we were not even formed before he elected us.

But rather he desired for us to be holy and blameless before him in love.

So how did he accomplish this? Was it by Christ or by our works?

We hear;

And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: Colossians 1:21-22

Observe the statement “in the body of his flesh” Yes he purified us by the offering of the body of his son.

Through the offering of his body we are today presented before God holy and unblamable and irreproachable in his sight.

This has nothing to do with our goodness but it has everything to do with the love and grace of the almighty God towards us.

Then we hear the apostle continue;

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, Ephesians 1:5

O’ what a declaration. Having predestinated us?

The word used above for predestinated is from the Greek word proorizo meaning to limit in advance, to predetermine (Strong’s Concordance G4309)

We were predestinated to be adopted as children of the most high God. You did not in actuality chose God, all what we have done is because we were predestinated to do so.

God predetermined our lives to the discovery and acceptance of Jesus Christ. We were selected and destined to salvation and this is not done for every one but for the elect only.

A lot of people deny this scripture, watering it down to mean the nations at large but there is no mention of nations in this verse, and remember this letter was written to the saints and faithful in Christ Jesus and not to the nations.

Again others say it means the Gentiles at large but observe carefully this statement “Predestinated us” Paul did not say predestinated you but “us” himself included. But Paul was not a Gentile, he was a Jew, an Hebrew of the Hebrews, A Pharisee of the tribe of Benjamin (Romans 11:1, Philippians 3:5).

Thus the “us” here are the privileged believers! It has nothing to do with the entire Gentile world.

Observe again this statement “adoption of children by Jesus Christ”

The instrumentality, the means of adoption is Jesus Christ and not any man’s goodness.

We were predestinated before we were ever created, thus there is no chance of man thinking he merits anything, for this was concluded before any man had ever done a thing.

Look closely at this statement again “according to the good pleasure of his will”

God was not influenced by anything outside of himself but it was all because of his good will. God cannot be influenced by anything outside of himself as though he needs help.

For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? Romans 11:34-35

The will of God is the rule of all his actions. According to the good pleasure of his will had he predestinated us and not according to our works.

Every attempt of man to temper with the glory of God is cut off here by the apostle.

Salvation is a thing of divine grace and nothing of man. God does not look to man for personal worth so he would bestow his salvation, It is only according to the good pleasure of his will.

Then we hear another vivacious proclamation;

Ephesians 1:6
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Not to the praise of the glory of the actions of men but to the praise of the glory of his grace. It is done so we would praise his unmerited, undeserved, unconditional, unearned favor and nothing more.

Then we hear another striking statement “wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved”

God accepts no man’s person

Galatians 2:6
But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man’s person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:

The only ground of acceptance with God is Christ and nothing more. We are accepted in the beloved and not in our works. No amount of good works would have made us accepted.

A lot of people have done many good works, even more than most Christians but they have never come to the Lord, have never been accepted and have died and gone to hell.

Praise God for the grace of God. Praise God for Jesus. We were predestined in him even before the world began and today we are accepted in the beloved to the praise of the glory of his grace.

How can you think on these things and still let your soul to be let down. You are a fulfilment of an immutable counsel. How can you not excel when you know his plans for you are not of evil but of good to give you an expected end?

Pick up yourself and look back to the love of God with excitement for you have been predestined to obtain the glory of Christ.


Heavenly father I thank you for loving me. I know there is no worth in me to deserve your goodness but you have loved me freely, having predestined me to be adopted as your son through Christ Jesus to the praise of the glory of your grace.

I understand that in the good pleasure of your will there is nothing evil written of me. I confess I have a glorious destiny in Christ. I proclaim you are fulfilling your plans of good over my life and I expect a glorious outcome in Jesus’ name Amen. Praise God!

In an encounter with the Lord “I saw a Child of God and the family, I saw a demonic force hovering over this family trying to oppress them. This is was a picture of this household trying to rise but being pulled down by this oppressive spirit.

But I saw as this child of God refuse to back down but pressed towards this force and overpowered it and broke loose.
Then I heard “You have won”

So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives..And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all. 1Samuel 30:3,8

Then I heard “My beloved child, I have given you the victory in my son, in him You have won!

Therefore do not relent, do not back down but stand up in the victory of the Christ. It is not my desire that you all be in subjection to the evil one.

But it is my desire to restore! Now, pursue, for you shall surely overtake, and without fail recover all.”

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.

I Heard “What You See is Just a Temptation” – By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

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Daily Devotional & Prophecy
November 13, 2020.


What You See is Just a Temptation!

Yes, Discovering Christ in Ephesians.

I believe a lot of us have been blessed by our previous discussion, Gleanings from the book of Galatians. I believe the Holy Spirit will be doing a greater work to as many of us that will give ourselves to the revelations He is bound to give to us again in this Discovering Christ in Ephesians.

The Book of Ephesians was a letter written by Paul to the saints and faithful at Ephesus. It was his final address to this church as he was on his way to Jerusalem, not knowing what would befall him.

At Miletus he sent for all the elders of the church at Ephesus:

And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church. Acts 20:17

This letter is one to be taken very seriously, for there are deep things the apostle related in this epistle as his last words to the church.

We hear him say to the elders;

And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. Acts 20:25-32

The heart of the apostle is clearly revealed to the Ephesians. First, he confesses his preaching to them was the unfeigned word of God. Then he warns that after his departure grievous wolves would enter the Church and among themselves men shall arise, who would turn away the faith of the people from Christ, drawing disciples after themselves by speaking perverse things.

Then we hear him talk of his labour of grace, that in the space of three years, he laboured in the word warning each one night and day not to deviate from the ministry committed unto him to the gentles, which was to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. (Acts 20:24)

Now observe his final recommendations;. “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified”

So, in this letter to the Ephesians, he seeks to establish the church in doctrines of the gospel of the grace of God, that they be not carried away by false brethren, the grievous wolves and of they themselves been led away by the error of the wicked.

So the apostle begins;

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: Ephesians 1:1

There is something peculiar about the apostle’s introduction “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God”

By the will of God and not by the will of man. He was so sure of whose will he was under. The teachings of the apostle were hard teachings, doctrines that demanded true spiritual illumination, hence, not to be easily accepted by those who go with human reasoning.

Wherefore the apostle would take time to established his divine apostleship. This is the reason all the persecutions he faced bothered him not (Acts 20:24), because he was so sure of his calling, he fully understood the purpose of God for his life.

This ought to be every believers stronghold. In life we are bound to face trials, persecutions and diverse temptations, but if we know we are in God’s will, we will be encouraged to bear the reproach of Christ, knowing God’s will for is to prosper us and to give to us an expected end.

We have a lot of believers today who are not sure they are living in God’s vision for their lives. Are you doing what God called you to do?

This the apostle knew and was so sure of, that he was called and made an apostle by the will of God and not by himself or any man’s will.

Then we hear “to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:”

He calls them saints. All believers are saints. The word used above for saints is from the Greek word hagios meaning sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious ceremonially consecrated) (Strong’s Concordance G40).

This is amazing, Paul is writing to a people he was not present with, yet he calls them sacred; physically pure, morally blameless and consecrated. How was he able to know this?

He saw them in Christ. He looked at them with the eyes of the father. He saw them through the Cross, and as he did, he saw that through the Cross they were sacred, consecrated by Christ, perfectly holy and faithful before the eyes of God.

How do I know this?

Observe the last words in the verse “in Christ Jesus”

This is who we are in Christ Jesus. In ourselves we are weak, fighting to even keep our eyes on Jesus, but God sees us in Christ and calls us sacred, physically and morally pure, a holy and faithful people in Christ.

Then the apostle continues;

Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:2

He prays for them that the unearned, unmerited, undeserved favour and peace of God rests upon them. This is the heart condition of every true believer. That the saints be favoured and enjoy the peace of God.

I pray for you; may the unearned, undeserved, unconditional favour and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ rest upon you all.

Then we hear:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: Ephesians 1:3

This statement “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” does not mean our blessing God adds anything to him. God is eternal and complete in himself wanting nothing. It is just our ascribing blessings, honour and glory to him.

God the father is the God of Christ of whom Christ came from, subjecting himself to the nature of a man, and looks to him as his God and father. Even the father of our Lord is our God and Father.

Then the apostle says something very peculiar “who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ”

Observe carefully the tenses “hath blessed” He is not going to bless but has already blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.

You see, God is Spirit. And you born of the Spirit is spirit.

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24

This entire universe we see came from the Spirit of God. whatsoever God has, comes from the spiritual before the physical. This is why we hear “all spiritual blessings”

Every thing we need, temporal and eternal blessings have already been given to us. All we need in life, all we need to live godly lives has already been given to us. We have it right in our spirit. We walk around with the wealth of God in us.

If you need provision, it is there in your spirit. If you need Healing, it is right there in you. God is not withholding anything good from us.

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 2 Peter 1:3

Observe the the last statement “through the knowledge of him”

What is in us becomes manifest to the physical through the precise knowledge of God. When we leave information to the intimate knowledge, where we conceive the truths of who we are in Christ, the truths of all we have in him, of all we can do in him, then these things become operative.

There are riches untold in us. There are incalculable, unfathomable, inexhaustible, unending, untraceable riches of the Christ in us.

Our major duty in life is to pursue the knowledge of God. When we truly know him all the wealth in us will divinely express itself.

Hence, our confession needs to change. We have to move from a lack mentality to a provisioned mentality. From a disease mentality to a God’s health mentality. From a death mentality to a life and immortality mentality.

Dear Beloved, there are riches untold in you… See you tomorrow.


I have the rich treasure of God on my inside. I am blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ. Everything thing pertaining to life and godliness has already been given to me. I have the health of God. The prosperity of God. The Joy of God. The strength of God. I declare I am living in the all encompassing, overflowing and superabundant life of Christ. Glory to God!.

In an encounter with the Lord, I saw a Child of God, You have been on the right path but for sometime you have been lured by negative circumstances to become supine in the pursuit of the the glory.

You have been seeing things in the natural and one way or the other your zeal has being running cold towards this work.

But I saw the Hand of God rest upon you. And instead of you giving heed to all the enemy has being showing to you as proof of things not going well, I saw you turn with a holy anger, filled with divine courage as your faith rose in the name of the Lord Jesus and faced the enemy as he appeared toward you.

I saw you run toward the enemy and swung a punch at this dark force, I saw your hand go through it as though it was just smoke, and then I heard “It is just a temptation!”

I was led to:

Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands. And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.1 Samuel 17:45-50

Then I heard the Lord say “Be courageous my child for I AM with you. The Lord of Host, the God of the Angelic Host is with you. What you see is just a temptation.

This day I have delivered your enemies into your hands. My hand is upon you dear one. What they do unto you is actually unto my name. Turn again and face your adversaries for the battle is the Lord’s.

Look not to your sword, nor to your strength, but to your God, for my covenant is with you, and in my name you shall prevail over all your adversaries.”

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church

I Heard The Lord Say “Open Heavens” – By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

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November 10, 2020.

I Heard “Open Heavens!”

In an encounter with the Lord, I saw a child of God in a bus driving, this believer was having a bumpy ride, I knew it signified difficult times.

Then I heard the Lord say to him to open the roof of the bus. As I heard this I pressed in to know the meaning and I heard the Lord say “Open Heavens”

This is to a child of God to whom you have felt as though for a long time now the heavens have been shut over your prayers and over the pursuit of God’s purpose upon you.

I also believe this open heavens speak of nations that are now opened to the gospel as we are pressing in on God’s will being fulfilled in the earth.
I was led to:

The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. Deuteronomy 28:12

Then The Lord said “My Child, It has been a rough season for you dear one. You have felt as though I have totally neglected you, but I have not.

I have being attentive to your cries and now I have opened my good treasure over you.

The heavens are opened over you. The dew of heaven falls upon you today. The rain of my favour is upon you.

My blessing is upon you in the house, in the field and in all you set hand to do.

You have suffered, but this is your time of settlement, for I have made you a blessing, not just to your home but the nations at large.”

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.

May the Grace of Christ Be with Your Spirit – By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

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Word & Prayer
November 6, 2020

May the Grace of Christ Be with Your Spirit

Yes, Gleanings from the Book of Galatians.

We saw in our last discussion, how Paul encouraged the the Galatians to consider his weighty letter and how he revealed that they which teach the law only desire to make a show of the flesh.

Then we hear the apostle continue;

For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. Galatians 6:13

Look closely at this statement “For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law”

This is it, circumcision itself became a preaching in those days as it was one of the major articles of the covenant, but Paul here sentenced everyone who attempts the keeping of the law and those who are of the preaching of the law as not actually keeping the law.

The apostle does not just make this statement but it was through their experience and the testimony of the fathers that he made this conclusion;

Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. Acts 15:10-11

To teach the observation of the law is to rather tempt the almighty God. Moses the giver of the law could not make it to the promised land. He broke the same law he gave to Israel and God declared his disobedience had disqualified him from entering the promised land.

The apostle knew this and by their experience with the law knew better that they Could not keep the law, hence, there was no hypocrisy in them but to look to Jesus to be justified and saved by the grace of God.

Wherefore, Paul conclusively declares everyone pretending to be observing the works of the law as living in hypocrisy.

Observe again this statement “but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.”

This is with circumcision even as it is with the other laws. These false teachers would have you engage in the keeping of the law to which they know you cannot keep. When you attempt and fail, you turn and look up to them as those who are perfect under God’s law.

Hence, they now have received the occasion to glory in your flesh, to boast over you with their false achievements.

But look at what the apostle says was his own stand;

But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. Galatians 6:14

What an attitude to learn from. The apostle’s only place of glorying was not in his works but in the cross of Christ. In what the Lord has done to save the chief of sinners, the least of all saints.

Then we hear “by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world”

He counted the entire world and all the glories it can offer a thing of disdain. He deemed the world to be totally repugnant unto him when compared with the treasure of knowing Christ.

He saw himself totally dead to the desires of the world. O’ may this be our portion.

He counted all his works, all his achievements as dung. The world crucified unto him. But why?

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. Galatians 6:15

Here everything else is vain, circumcision and uncircumcision counts not. The keeping of the law or rejecting the keeping of the law matters nothing but a creature, to be born of God.

What matters is if a man be in Christ, he is a new creation, old things are passed away. He is regenerated, filled with God.

Here God comes down to take his abode in the quarters of his heart. Here God dwells in him, walks in him, and works in him both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Then we hear;

And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. Galatians 6:16

This is the standard of life for the Christian. The apostle concludes his discussion with a blessing on all those who walk after the new nature. Those who walk after the rule of the new creation have the peace and mercy of God resting upon them, for they are the true Israel of God.

Then we hear;

From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Galatians 6:17

This is is a profound declaration, the apostle having exhaustively declared to the Galatia Churches the doctrine of justification by faith in Christ alone, concludes here that”henceforth let no man trouble me”

What he has shared in this letter is enough to give everyman all the light he needs as it pertains to the doctrine of justification by faith.

Hence, no more troubling the apostle.

Then we hear”for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus”

For the cause of the cross of Christ he had face scourging, reproaches, sufferings and general persecutions, thus he was the more qualified to teach them and now wishes to be left alone untroubled.


Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. Galatians 6:18

He still calls them brethren, an assurance of his love and affection for them all, and then he finally prays for them, that the grace of God be with their spirit so they can be filled with the revelations of the grace and love of God in preaching the Gospel of The Grace of God.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with the spirit of my reader. May you grow in the revelation of Jesus, may you understand the breadth, length, height and the depth of God’s love and may he do exceedingly, abundantly, above all you ask or even think according to the power at work in you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ’ Amen!

I Heard The LORD say, “Open Doors.”

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Word & Prophecy
November 3, 2020.

“Open Doors!”

Yes, Gleanings From The Book of Galatians.

We saw in our last discussion how Paul admonished us not to be weary in welling doing, for we shall reap if we faint not.  There is no giving up for the Christian, our hope will never fail us.

Then the apostle continues by drawing the attention of the Galatia churches to something for them to weigh;

“Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand,”   Galatians 6:11.

We have been observing, right from the first chapter of this book to this point, that the Grace of God is the content of this entire letter the apostle wrote to the Galatians.

Hence, he seems here to draw their attention to the prolixity of the letter.

They had known what a busy man he was, and knowing that most of his letters were not written by his own hand but dictated to his coworkers.  By the above verse he wishes to intimate them of the weight of the issues discussed herein.

Their turning away from The Grace of Christ to the works of the flesh for justification, was not a mere issue but a weighty one, for they were denying Christ by their works, making his work vain through their going back to Judaism.

Thus, the sacrifice Paul made was to assure them of his love and to deeply reveal to them the error they were in.

Then we hear the apostle continue;

“As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ,”   Galatians 6:12.

Observe carefully this statement “As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh…”

It is just a show, their is no reality in it.  Many a people desire popular applause, eye service, they desire to make themselves distinguished from others, therefore they hide under a false zeal by putting on a false cloak of perfection through their observation of the works of the law.

The apostle calls all of that a show, there is no reality in it. It is all done to win favour and acceptance in the eyes of men.  This is why we must be spiritual to discern for we all are accepted before the tribunal of God by faith alone in Christ Jesus.

“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified,”   Galatians 2:16.

Then we hear, “They constraint you to be circumcised….”

Circumcision after Salvation in Christ was an issue predominant in the day of the Churches in Galatia, but today men are constrained to observe ridiculous religious works as means to earn God’s blessings, neglecting the already accomplished work of the Christ which brings upon us the free favour of God.

Observe carefully this last statement in the verse, “only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ…..”

O’ when I see this kind of scriptures I become so overwhelmed with courage to pursue the course The LORD has called me unto.

When you wear the garment of religious works, you become so appealing to ordinary men.  Even though all your claims to perfection are false, they see you as the man of God, a perfect representation of God.

But when you deny yourself of every claim to self righteousness and start pointing everyone to the righteousness of Christ, you appear a sinner in eyes of the religious, it becomes as though you are ministering sin, while in reality you are not;

“But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid,”    Galatians 2:17.

Your pushing of people to The Cross of Christ is offensive to those who are holding unto their works, hence the persecution.

They assume they are something in themselves, glorying in the flesh, wherefore, they are ready to destroy you for what they seemingly think is their identity.

You desire to be applauded?

You desire to be highly esteemed of men?

Go for The Law!  Go for works!

But if you desire to live the life of Grace?

Get ready for persecution.

You desire to preach The Cross of Christ?

Get ready for persecution.

But there is something divine, with the persecution comes the peace that surpasses understanding.  Under this persecution, you are supported by the unconditional Love and Grace of The Almighty.

May Christ be all our desire, may he be our works and may we be satisfied with Him as our Salvation!

In an encounter with The LORD, I saw a Child of God.  You have been in a place… it looks as though you have been under stagnation.  You have been sensing God speak the Victory, but it has really been tough with you.

But I saw things radically change to your amazement.  I saw you step into favour for sometime you have been tempted to think it has become totally impossible.

When I saw this, I heard The LORD say, “Open doors.”

Beloved it is your season of open doors!

“And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open,”   Isaiah 22:22.

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.