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Weekly Thought (week of 9-18-2017)

 

 

"It is finished!"

John 19:30 (NKJV)

 

 

Think about it!

 

 

NOTE: THIS MESSAGE IS FROM PASTOR JOEL OSTEEN !!!

 

 

It Is Finished

 

We all have things that are trying to hold us back--guilt from past mistakes, temptations that we can't seem to overcome, dysfunction that's been passed down. It's easy to just accept it as part of who we are. But you weren't created to go through life weighed down by addictions, condemnation or shame from the past. God created you to be free.

 

Most of us are familiar with Jesus' words as He hung on the cross, "It is finished!" (John 19:30 NKJV). He wasn't just talking about giving His life for us and how He had finished His purpose. He was putting an end to all the things that could keep us from our destiny. He was saying in effect, "The guilt, the depression, the lack, the low self-esteem, the mediocrity is all finished!"

 

Instead of accepting an addiction as a part of your life and allowing it to stay, you need to announce to that addiction: "It is finished! You don't control me, and you can't keep me from my destiny. The price has been paid. I am free. I am whole. I am clean." When you rise up and tell the past, tell the poverty, tell the guilt, "It is finished! This is not who I am. I am blessed. I am prosperous. I am victorious," strongholds are broken in the unseen realm, chains are loosed, and favor is released.

 

Are there things you're living with that you need to say, "It is finished?" Are you carrying around guilt and shame because of past mistakes, living in regret, feeling inferior and not expecting anything good? You need to announce, "It is finished! I'm done beating myself up, living condemned. God's mercy is bigger than my mistakes. I'm redeemed. I'm forgiven. I am a child of the Most High God, and I'm excited about my future."

 

Things that have held you back in the past are being broken right now. Healing, breakthroughs and abundance are headed your way in Jesus' name. Amen.

 

 

 

-Bro. David Brooks

 

 

SPECIAL MESSAGE TO NON-BELIEVERS
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HOW TO GO TO HEAVEN? 

If you had died the minute you started to read this invitation, would you have the assurance that you would go to heaven?


The Bible says there are 4 things a person must do to go to heaven:

1. REALIZE YOU ARE A SINNER. The Bible says "All have sinned, all fall short of God's glorious standard" (Romans 3:23 NLT)

2. RECOGNIZE JESUS CHRIST DIED ON THE CROSS FOR YOU. The Bible tells us that "God showed his great love for us 
by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners". (Romans 5:8 NLT)

3. REPENT OF YOUR SIN. The Bible says, "Now turn from your sins and turn to God, so you can be cleansed of your sins". (Acts 3:19 NLT)

4. RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE. The Bible tells us, "Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved". (Romans 10:13 NLT)


Receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior is the next step in your spiritual journey. IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE THIS YET, WHY NOT TAKE A MOMENT 
RIGHT NOW AND MAKE THAT COMMITMENT? 



Remember, TOMORROW is ***NOT*** guaranteed!!