Category: Christian Beliefs

Christians believe in the Triune God – God the father who is the supreme being, God the son – Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit. Fundamental to this belief in the Triune God are Repentance from sin, Salvation, Baptism by water and the Holy Spirit, and Faith in God.

God, The Master Planner

There is none like you Lord, the Master Planner.
From the beginning of time when the heaven was formed, the ocean was born and the earth was drawn.
You made a notion and lights were laid out in bountiful motion.
With great love you stripped out the ocean and you filled the earth with your great affection.
You made the sky, you made a covering over the heavens and the earth you spread out over the sea.
The expanse of each that none can fathom.

With a great plan you breathed life into the deadpan and With great intentions you formed humanity

You breathed upon all flesh and all things dead came to life
Humanity to live on earth, to multiply and be merry
To work the earth and its expanse till we filled our bellies

You who made the earth from the sea and the land from the ocean
You parted the sea and you hung the heavens
You beautify the forest with lilies and
You fill the oceans with all manner of creatures

With a great plan Humanity was made until the pain was such that your Son would come and pay for all our sins He laid on the tree called the cross of Calvary

You planned my beginning all through to the end of my life
You planned my standing up and my sitting down
You planned my happy hours and my sad moments
You planned my wake up call moments and my peaceful, restful moments

You planned what I would look like, talk like and act like
Right from my mother’s womb, you plotted my arrival time
You knitted me together from within her and
Her blood you passed through my veins to give me life, to give me breath

You chose that I may know your son at the right time and
That I may serve the only Holy one at the appointed time
You give grace and you give faith
You make me strong and then you make me steadfast
To walk in your ways so that I may belong to your race

To do your will on earth
To fulfil your purpose for my life
None of my tears are wasted in your room
All of my fears are consumed in the tomb
Every second, minutes, hour and days of my life are accounted for in your book
My life you have written out with your ink

What were you looking for on earth that you would choose me?
To whom do you need a representative that you would count me worthy?
How did you determine the worth of this lost soul that you would pay such a price?
Why would you consider this handmaiden that sins have overtaken
Where will you send me now that My true identity is no longer mistaken
You put together my destiny and you still call me your own
To you, my Lord, my God, the master planner I give all the adoration

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The Lord God Who Answers Prayers

Lord God who answers prayers of the saints,
We ask in the name of your son and
You answer in the honour of your name.
We ask that your will be done and
You move in your ways till the midnight sun.
In your kingdom, it shall be done.

We ask your plans to fulfil and
Your answer is to be still,
We ask to accomplish your purpose
You pledge your allegiance to your people,
Your priorities are right and they are your children
In your timing, it shall all be done.

You give chances and you give choices,
You give grace and you give praises
You give honour to the disgraced and
You place the misplaced in your chosen space,
You answer when we call and
You shower your goodness upon all,
By your grace, it shall be done

Your ways are not our ways and your thoughts are not our thoughts,
Your Yes is your Yes and Your No is your No.
Not one of your words return to you void,
Not one of your promises do you not deploy,
All of them are your blessings for us to employ,
Through the night and through the days,
It shall all come to be done.

You do not leave any stone unturned,
You do not leave kingdoms upturned,
You give kings the wisdom to rule and
You establish their dynasties until eternity,
You give grace to the humble and
The proud at heart you cause to stumble,
In your perfect ways, it shall all be done

You give peace to the troubled, strength to the weary,
You sustain, you provide and you protect the needy,
You give hope to the hopeless, help to the helpless and homes to the homeless,
You give light in the dark, courage to the fearful and health to the sick,
Family to the lonely, friends to the isolated
The life you have restored, minds you have renewed,
In your power and your might, it is all done

You do not deceive us into believing
You do not precede your timing
You do not reject when we ask, Your answer is to wait and trust
You do not deny what we desire
No good thing do you withhold from your loved ones

You never keep us waiting and weary
You never keep us praying and hopeless
You never keep us believing and doubting
You always keep us trusting in your perfect timing
It shall be done

I will be careful what I ask of the Lord God
For I might just get it
I will be ready for what I ask of the Lord God
For a trial might come my way
I will be patient in my requests to the Lord God
For His ways are not my ways and his thoughts are not my thoughts
I will endure and be faithful in waiting
For the Lord God honours the faithfulness of His saints

Copyright Ayoola Bandele 2018

Confession of Sin

We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). If God were to search through the earth for anybody who has not sinned, he would not find anybody who can stand (Ecclesiastes 7:20). That is why Jesus pointed out to the accusers of the woman caught in the act of adultery; “Let him who has no sin cast the first stone” (John 8:1-12).

Jesus does not condone sin but he shows mercy and he condemns hypocrisy of the judgemental others ad anybody who judges others will also be judged themselves. If you hide your sins from the Lord God you will not prosper. But if you confess and forsake your sins, you will receive mercy (Proverbs 28:13). God knows the intent of the heart and when we hide our sins before him, we are rattled with guilt and restlessness in our spirit. But when we confess our sins before God in genuine repentance, he gives us full confidence to come before his throne and he restores our spirit before him (Psalm 51:1-10).

Oh, what joy for those whose rebellion is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight! Yes, what joy for those whose record the LORD has cleared of sin, whose lives are lived in complete honesty! When I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and miserable, and I groaned all day long. Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat. Finally I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide them. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the LORD .” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone. Therefore, let all the godly confess their rebellion to you while there is time, that they may not drown in the floodwaters of judgment (Psalm 32:1-6).

Have you been riddled with guilt and worry over the sins you committed lately? the following declarations coined from the word of God will help you come to terms with your imperfections, bring you to a state of confession before the Lord. So speak the below declarations over yourself and pray them into your life. May the good Lord whom you seek to confess to grant you your heart desire.

Make Declarations of Confession of Sin Over Yourself today

Today I confess my sins before the Lord God who is faithful and just, I believe he forgives my sins and I am purified from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
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Today I confess my sins and I renounce them, so shall I obtain mercy from the Lord. I no longer hide my sins from the Lord who knows the intents of my heart but I expose them and I bring them before him in genuine repentance from my heart, for the forgiveness of my sins and for the Lord to prospers me as a result (Proverbs 28:13).
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Lord I acknowledge my sin before you, I am no longer willing to cover my iniquity. Therefore I confess my transgressions today before the Lord and he forgives the guilt of my sin (Psalm 32:5).
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Today I Repent from all my sins and I turn them to God who wipes them out and he causes me to have times of refreshing before him (Acts 3:19).
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I come to the father this day through the Advocate Jesus Christ and I ask for the forgiveness of my sisns that I may be cleansed and be made whole again (1 John 2:1)
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The Forgiving God

Heavenly Father you are forgiving,
You do not forsake nor do you cast away in our weaknesses,
You do not condemn in our lowliest state,
Neither do shun nor disown us, not in our darkest moment at the least,
You do not turn us over to the enemy
Neither do you make us a prey for the devils.

You are not a man that you would hold grudges against anybody,
You are not a man that you would pay evil for evil,
You are not a man that you would not answer us when we call on you even in our sinful state,
You are not a man who would ignore the request of a loved one,

You are not easily angered
You are not easily frustrated
You are not easily irritated
You are not easily offended
You are not impatient with us

You are long-suffering, forbearing and uncomplaining
You give us long ropes to pull
You are patient and you are kind
You are full of mercy and you are compassionate

You see beyond our actions and you deal with us according to our motives
You look into our hearts and you reward us accordingly
You have mercy upon whom you will have mercy and
You judge the contentious

You see our inadequacies and you love us more
You see our weaknesses and you judge us less
You see our failures and you calm our fears
You see our state of mind and you cover us with your everlasting love
In all our miserable self you cast us not away

You choose to shine in us and through us
You turn our shame into fame
You turn our mess into a message
You turn our passion into flame
You break the stony heart and you give a heart of flesh
You turn over our weaknesses and they are made perfect in your strength
Heavenly Father great is your forgiveness towards us

Seeking Forgiveness from God

Those who come to God for the forgiveness of their sins must first believe that he is a God who forgives sin. He does not hold back from us because we have sinned against him rather he reaches out to his children with mercy and compassion in his heart.

God is not petty and he does not keep scores with anybody. He is love and he does not keep records of wrongdoings. He searches much deeper within the hearts of men and he measures our motives more than our actions. He is compassionate and attentive to those seeking the forgiveness of their sins genuinely.

He is full of mercy and he does not like the death of sinners. He is willing to forgive your sins and my sins for as long as we come to him with a genuine repentance in our heart. Think of God’s mercy like the internet you use on a daily basis.

Sometimes when you have been browsing the net, you may have too many windows open and your browser may freeze and this may cause a disruption to your work. In order for you to continue using the internet, you will need to shut down all the windows opened and you will need to refresh the window for a fresh start.

This is God’s mercy towards his children. He erases our sins on a daily basis, he wipes the slate clean and he gives us a fresh start the following morning. He gives each one of us blank cheques at the start of each day. His mercies are new to you and I every morning.

It doesnt matter what you did yesterday or the day before yesterday or the years before that, God showers new mercies upon his children on a daily basis. This means that your past sins are forgiven for as long as you confess them and repent from them.

It means that your daily errors are erased for as many times as you recognise them, repent from them and turn away from them. This means that you have a brand new slate on a daily basis. This means you have a new day to start afresh and begin again because of the mercies of God expressed to you on a daily basis.

If we were to be judged by God according to our sins, nobody will be able to stand God’s wrath yet instead of him being angry with us, he showers us with his love. Instead of keeping records of our wrongdoings he does the opposite, he dismisses our mistakes and gives us a second chance to try again.

This is your chance to grab that forgiveness and live life in abundance. So perhaps you have been struggling to accept the forgiveness of sins from God, the following declarations will help open your heart to receive this gift of God that is readily available to you.

Make a bold declaration for the forgiveness of sins with me today

Today I tap into the mercies of God for the forgiveness of my sins. I believe my sins are forgiven me and they are abandoned in the ocean of forgetfulness never to be remembered again. Henceforth, I have a clean slate before the Lord and I choose to live in freedom. I choose to start my day afresh in the mercies of Jehovah who gives me a brand new beginning every single day.
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Surely God’s goodness and mercy follows me all the days of my life. I extend the same mercy which I received from the Lord unto others and my errors are erased. I will no longer hold on to the hurts from those who offended me but I release them into the hands of the Lord to deal with them in accordance to his mercies.
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Henceforth, I choose to walk in compassion. I will put myself in other people’s shoes and I will not hold them at ransom for their errors nor for their mistakes towards me. I will be sympathethic, sensitive, sensible and understanding towards others. I will walk in forgiveness and show the love of Christ as the Lord gives me grace.
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Today I choose the path of righteousness. I will b careful to observe the Lord’s commandment, to be vigilant and to stay away from sinning against God. I will keep the doors of my mouth shut so that I do not sin against God and I will walk in the fear of God all the rest of my life.
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I receive the mercies of God readily available to me anew and I choose to extend the same mercy to others around me. I will no longer hold grudges or keep malice against those who offend me and I release them into God’s hands so that he might deal with each person according to his mercies.
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Henceforth I will walk in compassion and show the same mercy I have received to others so that I can also be forgiven.

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I receive the forgiveness of sins in my heart. I believe that my iniquities are pardoned, my transgressions are blotted out and my sins are casted into the depths of the sea because of God’s great mercy. I show mercy to others just as I have also received mercy. God no longer remember my sins because of his great compassion on me. I am forgiven (Isaiah 43:25, Micah 7:7 8-19).
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God, The Generous Giver

God, you are great and you are kind
You are the great gift who keeps giving
You are the generous giver who never gives up
You are the gracious General who never gets weary
The kind who never relents in kindness and always cares
The precious provider who never pretends

You are never tired of giving and never weary in sowing
You never retire from pruning and never take a break from providing
You are never weary of weaning us and you never worry of winter or summer
You never withdraw your supply from us in any season
You are the all-rounder and always kinder than the kindest with your great gifts that reveal your riches

You are rich in kindness
You are great in generosity
Your gifts are unquantifiable
Your grace is matchless
You give gifts no man can fathom
You give grace nobody can comprehend
You give offers nobody can match
You give lifetime riches and honour
They are all part of your generosity

You are kind and you are generous
You are great and you are gracious
Everything I have you have given me
Every breath I breathe you have gifted me
I am alive because you supported me
Your generosity is what I live on

Friends I have you have given me
Food I eat you have provided
Faith I muster you have filled me with
Wisdom I share you shed on me
Grace abounds me because of you
I embrace your generous showers over me

May I not treat your gift with contempt
May I not treat your grace with too much comfort
May I not treat your wealth with weariness
May I not treat your riches with rags and rage
May your grace abound to me, my generous giver
God, You are the greatest giver

Accepting God’s Love

Believe it or not, God loves you no matter what you may think! He loves you no matter what anybody may have said to you or done to you. God loves you no matter what trauma you may have gone through. No matter what your actions may be against love. God loves you! He loves you unconditionally in spite of your condition.  He loves you objectively in spite of your objections. He loves you irrespective of your lack of respect for him. He loves you in spite of that situation or circumstances. He has not forgotten about you and he will never forsake you.  

You may struggle to accept his love as a result of your experiences yet he will not reject you. This father’s love is unconditional and irreplaceable. Your heavenly father loves and cares for you deeply no matter what. His love is incomparable to any other human love on earth. God’s love gives you confidence and it boosts your ego. It helps you come into your own person and accelerates your growth in life. It doesn’t matter if you have never had a taste of that fatherly love’s experience, it doesn’t matter if the absence of a father has left a vacuum in your life. God’s love can and will fill you up to the overflowing.  

Father’s day for you may have been more of a remembrance day like it was for me until a few years ago than it was a day to celebrate my earthly father. His loss and his absence may have lost a vacuum in my heart for many years, thankfully God stepped in and filled the hole in my heart wuth his love. Today I celebrate the many father figures that have come my way. I celebrate on Father’s day many father figures in my life who have been there for me and who have stepped in at any time I needed the father’s guide and love. 

Father’s day for you may have been a day you were reminded of the abuse you suffered instead of the protection you needed. It may have been a day you remembered the rejection or the disapproval you suffered from your father instead of an acceptancehe  and approval you longed for. For you, father’s day may have been a reminder of your disappointments with your biological father. He may have disappeared when you needed him the most. He may have abused you, used you and dumped you. He may have cursed you instead of releasing a blessing over you. He may have disappeared into thin air when he was supposed to stand by you and stay with you. And this may make father’s day a difficult day for you.

The good news is, God’s love never disappoints. His love is like a rock, never moving, never shaken, always present. Always on stand by to comfort you and shower you with his love. His love is the ultimate. Where you have not known your biological father or you do not know him enough to experience his love, God knows you and his love for you never fails. He will do so much more for you than an earthly father could ever do for you. Nothing can stop God from loving you. He loves you beyond measure and nothing can separate you from his love.

The Bible says; “Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?” (Romans 8:35S).

Where you may have lost your father to death or any other unforeseen circumstances, God is readily available to be the father you lost. He is the father of the fatherless and the husband of the widow. He comes riding with comfort in his wings and bearing provisions in his back. He is ever loving and ever faithful. He will never disappear on you and you can never lose him. Though an earthly father is a representative of a heavenly father on earth, But in a case where you have not seen God’s love through your biological father and you struggle to accept God’s love due to your experiences, God’s love can permeate through your heart on this Father’s Day if you will give him a chance. You too can enjoy God’s unending love when you choose to accept his love. And where you may be struggling to see or accept God’s love, the following Bible Declarations of faith would help open up your heart to receiving God’s love.

Make a Declaration of Faith

Today I accept the unconditional, unending love of God into my heart. I may have gone through situations amd circumstances that have shaken my faith in the live of God, today I accept my fate in God and I declare that I am loved by God unconditionally. God loves me no matter what! Though, once a sinner and I went astray, now I am back and I am wrapped up in the love of God through Christ who died for my sins so that I can experience God’s great love. (Romans 5:8)

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My God is rich and merciful and he loves me greatly. Through God’s love I come alive together with Christ who saved me by his grace (Ephesians 2:4-5)

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I declare that I am enveloped with God’s love through his son Jesus Christ. Today I accept the love of God with all of my heart and I exchange the missing piece of my heart for the wholeness in God so that I might live through his son Christ Jesus whom he sent to be the propitiation for my sins (1 John 4:9-11)

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I declare that God is mighty to save and he saves me from loss and rejection. I declare that God rejoices over me with gladness and quietens me with his love. He is exulted over me with loud singing (Zephaniah 3:17)

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I am a product of God’s love filled with God’s love for the world. I am a child of God born with love, to show forth his love for the world (1 John 3:1)

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I believe that God loves me so much he gave up his only son just for me in whom I believe that I shall not perish with this world but I have now inherited an everlasting life. (John 3:16)

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I am the apple of God’s eyes and he jealously guards me (Deuteronomy 32:10).

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God is my father. He is my creator, my potter. I am the clay in his hands, the work of his hands carefully moulded for his purpose. He has great pride in me. I am his finished product ( Isaiah 64:8)

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My father knows what I need before I ask him (Matthew 6:8). He sees what is done in the secret and he rewards me for my labour of love (Matthew 6:4)

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I am loved. I am valuable in God’s eyes. Much more valuable than the birds of the air who do not sow or reap or store in barns yet my father feeds them (Matthew 6:26)

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I ask my father for good gifts and he gives them to me (Matthew 7:11)

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Praise be to the God and father of my Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed me in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. I am chosen, predestined in love and adopted to be a child of God. I am loved (Ephesians 1:3-5)

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Adoration for God on Father’s day

God, you are the world’s greatest, The greatest of all time.
You are the worlds legend, The first of all firsts.
You are the national treasure
The Lord God we all admire
You are filled with exceptional qualities we all desire but can never acquire

You are greater than the greatest, Greater than father Abraham, the father of our faith
You are higher than the highest, Higher than the generals of all time
All fathers get their names from you

Your love for us is deeper than we can ever imagine
Your love for us never dwindle, it never diminishes, it never changes
Your love for us is unquenchable.
Your love for us is unconditional,  immeasurable and pleasurable
Your deep compassion for us is deeper than the earth
You never reject in spite of our failures
You never withdraw from us in spite of our errors and mistakes
You never scold us beyond what we can handle
You always correct us in love and you bring us back to your loving arms

You love us beyond ways any other father could love us
You care for us more than our earthly father could ever love us
You are always there, you are never changing, never shifting, never moving
You stand by us like a rock
When our father’s and mothers forsake us you are there to carry us in your loving arms

You are the lead above all leaders
You choose the humble at heart and you reject the proud and the boastful
You make and you break leaders
Leaders of all leaders bow before you
They consult you for wisdom and counsel
You are the Leader of all leaders
You are the greatest in heaven and on the earth
You are the greatest leader above the greatest ever lived
There is no end to your leadership

You are the greatest hero of all time
You are the hero whose fame never end
You don’t need anybody’s approval to be a hero
You don’t need anybody’s permission to be a hero and
You don’t need anybody’s acceptance as a hero
We can’t stop talking about you and we can never get rid of you
Nobody can stop you from being a hero

Heroism is in your nature, there is no end to it
You sweep in whenever we’re in need
You come to the rescue when we’re stuck in a rut
You deliver from the oppressor and you fight the cause of the helpless
You watch over us and protects us from the enemy
You save us whenever we call on you
Those who accept you receive the light
Those who reject you grope in darkness

You are the head above all heads
You are the first before all firsts
You preceed all precedents
You preside over all Presidents
You reside over all residents on earth and in heaven
You exist before any other existents
You are God before any other gods, all other gods bow and tremble before you
You rule above all rulers
You reign above all

Overcoming Deception

People no longer speak the truth. They hide it under their tongues and utter deceits. They pretend and there’s no truth found in them. I have had my share of being deceived and it really hurts. When deception sneaked up on me I was unguarded. It came from where I least expected it and from one of my closest friends. It came in my most vulnerable moment and ensared me with subtle solution to my problems. Little did I know that its subtle counsel was going to be my ruin.

It happened when Jesus was hungry too. He had been fasting for forty days and forty nights and he was hungry when the devil sneaked up on him suggesting the only seemingly solution at the time; “turn these stones to bread” he urged Jesus. But Jesus recognised the devil’s trick to deceive and he was able to overcome the lust of the flesh. Had he succumbed to the devil’s tactics he would have fallen for that solution and that would have ended his ministry (Matthew 4:3).

Be wary of deception, it always comes promising enlightenment. It happened to Eve.  She was minding her own business when the serpent crawled up to her and struck a sensible conversation with her in the garden of Eden; “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” (Genesis 3:5). Deception plays on your vulnerability and feeds on your fears too. Think about what it did to Ananias and Saphira. It was their land they sold and their money to keep but the devil played a trick on their minds and they tried to deceive the man of God. The end thereof was death (Acts 5:1-11).

Deception always captures the mind of its victims. It is the way the world function. Be on alert. Guard the walls of your heart against deception; either to deceive others or from being deceived by others. It is not God’s ways. His ways are perfect, straightforward and transparent. When a man conceal a relationship, that woman might have fallen prey to the spirit of deception. When your stomach is full after eating a platefull of food yet you can’t resist another plate, you might have fallen prey to deception. When you have important things to do but you find yourself glued to the TV, you are being deceived.

Deception always plays a trick on people. When it seems like you have been captured by the spirit of deception, when you are feeling deceived or when the devil is playing a trick on your mind in trying to convince you to lie with intent to deceive somebody else, make a dash for the sword of the spirit and speak out loud the following declarations for your victory.

Make a bold declaration of faith with me today

1) I demolish arguments and pretension that sets itself against the knowledge of God, and I take captive every thought and I make them obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV)

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2) I declare that the spirit of him who raised Christ from dead is alive and he lives in me giving me the discerning of spirit and revealing the truth to me in all situation.

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3) Henceforth I walk in the integrity of heart, my path is secured and I attract integrity in return.

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4) I am no longer conformed to the ways of this world, but my mind is renewed daily through the word of God for the discernment of God’s will and a total transformation of my life according to his purpose for me.

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5) God will arise on my behalf and save me from the spirit of deception. When deceitful spirit come against me in one way, God will raise up a standard against it so that I do not fall prey to its captivity.

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6) I declare that I am enabled as a child of God to act justly and to stay on the path of righteousness. I speak the truth and I stand by the truth. I stay far away from deception, corruption and lying tongues. Hence God delights in me and he rewards my obedience to his word.

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7) I no longer sow into the flesh where lies, deceit or corruption leads to destruction, but henceforth I sow consciously into the spirit speaking the truth at all times and it sets me free.

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8) I speak the truth in love and I grow in all aspects of Christ who is the head over me.

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9) I walk by the spirit and the desires of the flesh I will not fulfill. I am no longer under the law but under grace therefore I submit to the spirit of God, He leads and guides me in all I do. I walk by the spirit and he leads me into all truth.

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10) I am a child of God and I do the will of God. I worship God in spirit and in truth. I do unto others as I want them to do to me. I stay away from malice, bitterness, anger, slander, strife, envy, jealousy as God gives me grace and strength and I no longer fulfill the desires of the flesh.

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11) I declare that I am not afraid to speak the truth at any time but the Lord God empowers me to speak the truth to nations in boldness and as I speak the truth in love to others so is truth multiplied to me in manifold. Deception is exposed and the truth prevails in my life at all times. I will not deal with others in lying tongues or in deceit but henceforth I live and rejoice in the truth and it sets me free. No matter how bitter the truth is I embrace it into my bossom, it edifies me and keeps me aligned to God’s will for my life. Whenever I speak the truth, it builds me up and honors me. It does not destroy me, not does it ruin my reputation, my image or my name. It does not put me down but instead it makes me a better person and elevates me to a position of honor. Henceforth, I walk in the understanding of heart with the truth on my tongue and peace dwells in my gate.

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12) Henceforth my mouth will utter the truth and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. I speak the truth to my family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and acquaintances and my lips speak knowledge sincerely.

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SCRIPTURES

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; ( 2 Corinthians 10:5).

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out (Proverbs 10:9 ESV)

The LORD will grant the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven (Deuteronomy 28:7 NIV)

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life (Galatians 6:7-8 ESV).

Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight (Proverbs 12:22 ESV).

but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ (Ephesians 4:15)

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect (Romans 12:2).

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves (James 1:22 ESV).

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, … (Galatians 5:16-26 ESV)

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44 ESV).

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them (Proverbs 11:3 ESV).

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them (Luke 6:31 ESV).

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you (Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV).

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices (Colossians 3:9 ESV)

‘These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates (Ephesians 4:25).

Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another (Proverbs 12:17)

“For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips (2 Corinthians 2:17)

“My words are from the uprightness of my heart, And my lips speak knowledge sincerely.

Declarations of Faith for New Christians

Doubt may set in. Confusion may find its way to you. Friends may mock you. The family may dissuade you. Colleagues at work or an acquaintance may taunt you. It’s all the ploy of the enemy to shift your focus away from the true God. It’s all a plan of the devil to make you afraid of the glorious future ahead of you. The devil does not let go easily. When he sees that you have made the beeline to turn your life around for the best and you have accepted Christ as your Lord and saviour, he will try all in his capacity to deceive, tempt and lure you out of God’s marvellous light.

The devil’s tactic is to steal, to kill and to destroy and he will try all sort to stop you from believing in God but do not give in. Stand firm in your faith. When you find yourself tempted, facing trials and tribulations, do not falter. When your sheer willpower can no longer support your belief in God, then make a beeline for the word of God and speak the following biblical declarations to strengthen your faith in God.

Make a Bold Declaration of Faith with Me Today
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I have not been giving the spirit of fear but of power, of love and of a sound mind. I am not afraid of what man can do to me as I set my face on God like a flint, I will not be moved.
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My mind is alert, my heart is receptive. I am obedient to the word of God and it sets me free.
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I declare that my kingdom is not of this world but it is set in the heavenly places filled with power and authority. It is set above principalities and powers of darkness enabling me to no longer conform to the patterns of this world. Henceforth, I set my eyes on things above in the heavenly Kingdom, I will obey its rules and regulations and I will reap the reward thereof.

I am a child of God graced with an inheritance of eternal life through my saviour Jesus Christ. I fight the good fight of faith with Christ on my side and I have victory until I sit next to him in eternity.

My new life is hidden in Christ and I have a new stake in the heavenly kingdom as joint heirs with Jesus and I have a new name which is written in the book of life, I am assured that nothing can take me away from God’s grip. My life is hidden in Christ. I will no longer turn my back to this new life given to me through grace but I will remain loyal, faithful and steadfast in my new found faith till God calls me home to be with him. So help me God.
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I declare that I have the mind of Christ. I am no longer subjected to the flesh but I walk in the spirit and I reap the reward thereof.
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God makes everything to work together for my good from now on, He is the one who has called me according to his purpose and it is to him I am answerable.

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SCRIPTURES
1) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)
2) And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose ( Romans 8:28 NIV)
3) But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you (Romans 6:17 KJV)
4) I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life (1 John 5:13 NIV)
5) For, “Who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ ( 1 Corinthians 2:16 NLT)
6) Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires (Romans 8:5)