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Partner Letter April 2014
In this year of Manifested Love we have a great promise of Manifested Life. John tells us in 1 John 4:9,
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His
only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
Jesus told us in John 10:10,
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have
come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
I want you to pay particular attention to the wording Jesus used. He said that He wanted us to HAVE life...not to just live a life. That means that this life is more than just mere existence. It is the very force that God is. John told us in John 14:6 that,
Jesus said to him, “ I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes
to the Father except through Me."
Jesus wants us to live life in the same power that He does. And the proof of our Father's love is that He sent Jesus so that we could receive it. That was His love manifesting...and in this; Life manifested. Look at 1 John 1:1-2,
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with
our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the
Word of life— 2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness,
and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested
Not just any life...Eternal Life. Get this, if you are born again, your eternal life does not begin one day when you die and go to heaven. No...your eternal life has already begun. Sure, your physical body will one day stop working, and it will die...but you, the born again spirit being, will simply step out that body and continue living for all eternity in the presence of God. Hallelujah!
You have that eternal life in you now! And it came to you by the Word of Life. The day you heard the Gospel and responded to His call, that Word of Life entered you and you have life.
So, how do I see that life manifest? Paul teaches us in 2 Corinthians 4:13,
And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written,
“I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak.
Start declaring, "I have received eternal life by hearing the Word of Life. I have the life of God dwelling in me. God manifested His love to me through Jesus...and now that life is manifesting in
my life. Life has victory over death! I live in the divine life of God."
Now when situations arise that try to tempt, challenge or take you out, stand up against the enemy and release the life of God into that situation by faith. If you experience pain or sickness in your body, lay your hands on yourself and declare, "I release the life of God and receive my healing, in the Name of Jesus". Speak life to your marriage, your business, your relationships, your ministry, your bank accounts...anywhere you want to see Life manifesting. And by faith rejoice and praise God.
When you sow your seed this month...hold it in your hands and say, "I release the life of God in this seed and it goes forth in the Name of Jesus and produces a great and mighty harvest." And sow it with great expectation...that Life will manifest not many days from now.
We love you dearly and pray for you every day.
You are blessed! Choose life...