1. God has a purpose for your life
It is no accident that you are alive today. You are here by God's choosing. You were born at this time in History to fulfill His purpose for this generation. He has given you all the light you need to know His will, and He has given you all the grace you need to do His will. If you are committed to His will, there is nothing that can keep you from it.
2. God is in charge
God has not retreated somewhere in the universe and gone into hiding. He is today where He has always been - on His throne. There is no king or ruler that has more authority than God; there is no political figure that has more influence than God; there is no nation that has more control than God. No one can out-think Him or out-smart Him. He is God Almighty. If you have placed your life in His hands, He is in charge of your life and all you do.
3. God is sovereign
Nothing can stop His plan or frustrate His purposes. God is not worried about what will happen or what He will be able to do. Nothing takes Him by surprise. He sees the future and He is already there. He knows where He is leading your life and He knows how to get you there. If you follow Him, you will find that He makes no mistakes.
4. God's Word is dependable
All Scripture is God's written Word. It is 100% reliable because God is 100% infallible. The Scriptures have endured the test of time. Men have tried to destroy them but they still remain. Men have tried to dispute them but they have had the final say in every argument. Men have tried to refute them but they stand over each man's grave as a living testimony to all that is true, righteous, and eternal. If you obey His Word you will never have regrets.
5. You belong to a Kingdom that cannot be shaken
Throughout history kings have been overthrown, leaders have fallen from power, kingdoms have been conquered, armies have been defeated, riches have been depleted, and fortresses have toppled over. It is only in the Kingdom of God that anyone can find true rest and security. No rebellion can break down its gates, no weapon can penetrate its borders, and no warrior can come against its King. The way of the Kingdom is where your feet can walk; the truth of the Kingdom is what your faith can embrace; the love of the Kingdom is what your heart can give away.
6. You are covered by the blood of Jesus Christ
When Jesus came, He came and shed His blood to save you, cleanse you, forgive you, and deliver you from the power of the devil. His blood has bought you, and the enemy has no claim upon your life. You are His and His alone. He is your Redeemer, and He has taken full responsibility for your life since the day you gave your heart to Him. Because of His blood, your future is secure, your inheritance is guaranteed, and your destiny is certain.
7. God has given you all that you need to serve Him
The grace of God covers you, the presence of God is in you, the angels of God are with you, the arms of God are around you, the gifts of God are for you, and the power of God is upon you. He has not abandoned you or left you in this world as an orphan, alone and forsaken. God is for you, the Holy Spirit is in you, Jesus is with you, and all the heavenly hosts are on your side.
8. Jesus Christ is coming back
The outcome of all things has already been determined. Jesus is the winner. He is without rival in the universe. No evil, no outlaw, no terrorist or anarchist will be standing in the end. Every enemy of God will be defeated, every false prophet will be exposed, every evil spirit will be chained, and every accusing tongue will be silenced. The final chapter in the Book of Life has already been written, and there will be no need for rewrites or revisions. All that remains is for its writings to be fulfilled. One day soon, you will forever be with the Lord.
9. God loves you and will not fail you
You are God's child and He is your Father. He loves and cares for you more than you will ever know. All that He is, He is for you. The depth of His love for you cannot be measured, and its height cannot be scaled. He wants you to trust Him completely because He will not fail you. When you go through trials, He will keep you from defeat, and when you face temptations He will keep you from shame. When the enemy comes in like a flood, He will raise up a standard against Him.
10. Jesus Christ will never let you go
He is with you always. No one can pluck you out of His hand, so you need not fear any evil. He is daily praying for you, and His prayers are being answered. He is preparing a place for you in His Father's house, and He will come for you. If you ever question His love for you, just look at His hands. Jesus will never ask you to do something without His grace. In the dark times He will be your light. In troubled times He will be your security. In uncertain times He will be your guidance. In fearful times He will be your peace. You will never face a day without Him; you will never take a step without His presence walking beside you; you will never face a need without His supply; you will never face a circumstance that He can't bring you through.
In a world of terrorism, dictatorships, and weapons of mass destruction, can the events that happened 2,000 years ago on a hillside near Jerusalem actually make a difference in our lives today?
Does the suffering of Jesus Christ on the cross and His bodily resurrection three days later still have the power to defeat the enemies of all that is good and right? The answer is a triumphant "Yes!"
It is important for us to remember that the last words Jesus spoke before His death on the cross were, "It is finished." The debt of our sin had been paid in full. Yet even though the work of redemption was finished, Jesus was not finished. Three days later, Jesus was raised from the dead by the power of God. The power of God is greater than any power that exists in the world today. More than any army, more than any weapon, more than any ruler, Jesus Christ is Lord over all and has power over all.
The following is a list of the ten most powerful things in the universe that are available to you today as a believer in Jesus Christ.
1. The Power of the Blood of Jesus
Nothing else can bring you forgiveness. "In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace." EPHESIANS 1:7 NKJV
2. The Power of the Gospel
Nothing else can save your soul. "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the
salvation of everyone who believes." ROMANS 1:16 NIV
3. The Power of the Cross
Nothing else can deliver you from the slavery of sin. "We know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin." ROMANS 6:6 NIV
4. The Power of the Word
Nothing else can bring you transforming truth. "The word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged
sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." HEBREWS 4:12 NIV
5. The Power of the Kingdom of God
Nothing else can keep you from evil. "Do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For
Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen." MATTHEW 6:13 NKJV
6. The Power of the Holy Spirit
Nothing else can conform you to Jesus'image."We can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord. And as
the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him." II CORINTHIANS 3:18 TLB
7. The Power of the Resurrection
Nothing else can give you eternal hope."Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great
mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." I PETER 1:3 NIV
8. The Power of Prayer
Nothing else can move the hand of God. "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
MATTHEW 21:22 NIV
9. The Power of Grace
Nothing else can freely give you all you need."God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always
having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work." II CORINTHIANS 9:8 NKJV
10. The Power of Faith -
Nothing else can keep you till the end."In His great mercy He has given us an inheritance that can never
perish, spoil or fade-kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time." I PETER 1:1-5 NIV
Finally, be assured that Jesus Christ is presently at the right hand of the Father, that He has a name that is above all names, that He is the King of kings and Lord of lords, that all enemies are under His feet, and that His government and peace will never end. He will soon rise from His throne and return to this earth to rule in righteousness. Until that day, continue to look up, for your redemption draws near.