- Posted by Lanesa
- On May 21, 2014
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- Believing God, Bishop M.B. Jefferson and Dr Brenda Jefferson, Deeper Life Christian Church, Deeper Life Ministries, DLCC Tampa, Isaiah 61:3, Romans 13:14
The reality is that we live in a natural world that is controlled by spirits – whether good or bad. So, praise God daily for the things that you often take for granted. Praise Him for allowing you to get through one more day and soon you will find that the days turn to weeks, the weeks to months, and months to years. If you are experiencing personal heaviness or feeling down, you can talk yourself out of being depressed by giving thanks. Many psychiatrists use this method without even knowing anything about God’s word. They literally talk their patients out of being depressed and wanting to kill themselves. Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness and you will be known as a tree of righteousness (Isaiah 61:3).
Notice that the phrase “garment of praise” refers to something that covers you or that you wear. In this case, a garment functions like a robe. It doesn’t take away from the individuals who wear it, but rather it adds luster and splendor to his appearance and covers the imperfections of his physique.
Therefore, we too have to be covered. We achieve this by wearing Jesus like a glove…put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof (Romans 13:14). When you allow Jesus to fit snuggly onto you like a glove, there is little room to fulfill the lusts thereof.
When Jesus becomes the predominant factor in your life, you don’t continue to seek a way to escape reality when the cares of this world are weighing you down. Instead, that is when you allow His strengths to take over and carry you along the way.
Deeper Life Christian Church
3300 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Bishop M.B. Jefferson
& Dr. Brenda Jefferson
FB: DLCC Tampa
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