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Jesus is Immanuel, the Almighty God with Us

May 16, 2011

Recently the question was posed.  So when God is with you and success will happen to you does that mean that you don’t even have to try?  This is a very very important question because I talk about a lot about getting out of a works mindset and into a God believing mindset.

You cannot live on a farm, sit on your butt an entire year and expect a harvest to come.  What I am saying is there are many people out there (Christians included) that believe that in order to receive good things that it will come down to how good they are or how hard they work.  Or I will be in God’s favor more if I pray enough, read enough or do enough work for the church.  My whole point is you receive God’s favor and grace because of what His son did and not what you did.  There will never be enough praying, fasting, reading or church work that you will ever do that will give you even the slightest bit more favor that you currently have.  In fact the only way to receive more favor is to believe in His son more.  Have a deeper relationship, understanding and be in His presence more and that is the only time when you will receive more favor.  It is that way because it is solely on His goodness that we are blessed more and not because we do anything.

It is not because we are drawing near to Him but because He is perfect and wonderful that He draws us to Him and when we listen we cannot help but be blessed.  I heard something today very awesome; does God ask that we draw close to Him and praise Him for His benefit or ours?

It is for ours!  God does not suffer from pride, self-esteem issues or anything else.  He does not need our praise, God has thousands of angels in heaven who praise Him better than we could ever.  We praise God because we are blessed by calling on His name and praising Him.  So, when we allow God in our life and the Almighty God is with us, it is IMPOSSIBLE for good things not to happen to us.

I am not saying that you don’t have to work to get, what I am saying is that there is a huge and gigantic difference between leaning on your own understanding and leaning on God’s understanding.  When you believe He is with you and you allow that to happen, you are leaning on His understand and that understanding changes your heart.  The work still remains but the blessings come more freely because He is being allowed to work freely in your life.  The crops become more blessed because He is working through you and He is changing your heart and

 Leaning on God’s understanding.  When you believe He is with you and you allow that to happen, you are leaning on His understand and that understanding changes your heart.  The work still remains but the blessings come more freely because He is being allowed to work freely in your life.  The crops become more blessed because He is working through you and He is changing your heart and thoughts.

Supernatural things such as breaking addictions can happen by simply being in His presence.  It is never that He is not willing before but it is all to do with people by faith calling on His name and the Almighty God never disappoints.

When a person with any addiction tries by themselves to beat the addiction they always fail, but one encounter with Almighty God himself can break the addiction for good.  It is why it is the first step in a 12 step meeting.  He understands that it is only God that can keep people away from the bottle.

Jesus name also means Immanuel which means Almighty God is with us.  The secret of Immanuel is what the Hebrew people understood the meaning of “God is with Us.”  Their understanding of it is that when the Lord is with you, you become successful in every endeavor.  Think I am crazy?  When the Lord was with the Jewish people they never ever lost in battle, the children of Israel where never defeated and every military campaign ended in overwhelming success.

It is no different for us, when the Bible says the Lord is with us that means that He is there to help you, assist you, turn things around for you and make good things happen for you.  It is impossible not to be blessed when you are in His presence.  WE ARE IN THE NEW COVENANT!!!  The Lord is not with you, as some wrongly believe, to condemn, judge or find fault.  When Almighty God is with you, good things will happen in you, around you and through you.  Everything you touch will be turned to Gold and it is because of Him.  Expect this today and please believe it.

So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:  “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,”  which is translated, “God with us.”   —   Matthew 1:22-23

When Almighty God is with you, good things will happen in you, around you and through you.

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