A number of years ago I was taking a course taught by my personal mentor Dr. C. Peter Wagner. Peter made a comment about the term “fivefold ministry”. He says the term has a tendency to make people that don’t have one of the five Gifts feel like a second-class Christian. I full heartedly agreed.

It is interesting how the church seems to go through different cycles and patterns. The last 15 years we have always heard this term the “fivefold ministry”. What if you don’t have any of those five gifts? Does that mean you can never go in the ministry? Does that mean if you don’t have one of the five you are not a full-fledged Christian? The term or expression “five fold ministry” is not in the Bible. Yes it does mention the five gifts in a row but it never refers to them as a “ministry”. I sat down with my college dean one day and expressed my opinion and he fully agreed. However, he said that you could classify the different gifts under the five separate headings. I proceeded to take out a piece of paper and wrote down the headings as we together determined the classifications.

Personally, my strongest gift is the Gift of Administration. In my capacity as an administrator, what am I really doing? I’m helping others to get them, or businesses, or ministries organized and running more efficiently. In a sense, I’m helping them which makes me a pastor. Therefore the Gift of Administration falls under the classification of Pastor.

What does an evangelist need? Healing and miracles to prove to the unsaved the power of God so that he can evangelize them into the Kingdom. Therefore people that have Gifts of Faith or Healing or Miracles follow under the category of evangelist.

Below is the list that my bible college dean and I constructed. I showed Peter Wagner and although he did not disagree with it, he did not see the relevance. It took me a while to figure out where he was going with his line of thought, but eventually I saw his point.

Peter is a teacher of “new wineskins” not “old wineskins”. In his opinion the “fivefold ministry” is an “old wineskin” much like ordination is in his opinion. He believes the new wineskin is all spiritual gifts working in unison and instead of ordination “commissioning” is the new wineskin (remember, Jesus never went to bible school or was ordained, but was commissioned by His Father).

After praying about this I came to conclusion that Peter was absolutely right. In spite of my attempts to make myself and others feel better about not being second-class Christians because we don’t fall under the fivefold ministry category, what I was really doing was floundering around in an old wineskin. However as Peter has said, there is not necessarily anything wrong with an old wineskin. Further he has stated that there will always be people that will hang on to the traditional ways of doing things which is in that wineskin. Personally I’m not one that wants to be in the old wineskin (neither does Peter); I like following the new wineskin. However I am cognizant of the fact that others will stay in the old wineskin.

That being the case, this classification does serve its purpose.

The Five Main Gifts

Apostle Prophet Evangelist Teacher Pastor
Apostle Prophet Evangelist Teacher Pastor
Leadership Discernment Faith Wisdom Administration
Giving Exhortation Miracles Knowledge Hospitatlity
Celibacy Intercessor Healing Mercy Service & Help
  Tongues  & Interpretations Missionary   Worship
    Deliverance   Poverty (voluntary)

Have you not completed a spiritual Gifts Test? You can find them on Google, but I think Peter Wagners is the best.

As God’s chosen people, the Jew’s since the earliest of times in the Old Testament, were blest with both money and material possessions. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were all exceptionally wealthy. The book’s seven chapters discuss the reasons for these astonishing figures listed below.

  • Jews make up only 2% of the total U.S. population, yet 45% of the top 40 of the Forbes 400 richest Americans are Jewish.
  • One third of all American multi-millionaires are Jewish
  • The percentage of Jewish households with income greater than $50,000. is double that of non-Jews.
  • On the other hand, the percentage of Jewish households with income less than $20,000. Is half that of non-Jews.
  • 20% of professors at leading universities are Jewish
  • 40% of partners in leading New York and Washington D.C. law firms are Jewish
  • 25% of all American Nobel Peace Prize winners are Jewish.

Real wealth is portable; in other words it is knowledge with neither the government can tax or take away from you. It is part of the Jewish culture that after high school a young person attends university to receive an advanced education. After W.W. II , Jewish veterans took advantage of the American GI educational program at a rate twice that of the general population. A study in 1990 found that 78 percent of Jewish males twenty-five years or older had at least some college education, compared to 42 percent for non-Jewish white males. The question for the average Jewish family is not whether you will go to college, but where you will go, and which profession you will pursue.

Although Jews have a prejudice against them for being “cheap,” truth is, that they are extremely generous and look after their own families better than non-Jewish people do. The Talmud teaches that, “you are only as wealthy as the amount you give.” Jews are taught that charity is an obligation rooted in social justice, not in love or pity for their fellow man. Interest free loans to young Jewish entrepreneurs from other Jews is a standard practice within their culture.

To succeed in business or just about any other pursuit, you’ve got to have “chutzpa.” Jews do. They even invented their word. Chutzpa – call it “verbal self-confidence” if you like – is the ability to speak up, say your piece, ask questions, make demands. This breeds self-confidence and it is by no accident that Hollywood has basically been operated by the Jews for the last century. All four of the original movie production company were Jewish founded and owned. There are dozens and dozens of top movie and T.V. personalities that are Jewish. The media as well is filled with successful Jewish people. The Jews have developed a system of money making base upon scriptural principals that far exceeds any other culture in the world. No wonder that Hitler was jealous of them!

The label of being “cheap” does not fit the average Jew. “Selectively extravagant but prudently frugal” is their motto. Interesting to note, that when Jesus fed the five thousand with the fish and bread, he asked the disciples to pick-up the left overs so “none would be wasted.” The Jews have been doing that for centuries.

In essence, the Jewish people have learned from the Old Testament what we Christians would call, “biblical economics.” They have learned their lessons well and it has gone beyond just “teaching.” These lessons are now so entrenched in the Jewish culture that what is revelation knowledge to Christians is common knowledge to the Jewish people. Financially, they are the most successful culture in the world. It is further interesting to note that less than one tenth of one percent of the males incarcerated in North America prisons are of Jewish decent.

I keep thinking that if we only did that, the church would expand and the gospel would be preached!” If you want to learn how to make money and follow God’s principles, learn what the Jews did and copy them! They study the old testament which is where most of the biblical principles are..

The word “Seedtime” is very important in biblical economics. There must be a seedtime, a time to sow your seed, if you are to have a harvest. To have a financial breakthrough, you must yield to the spirit of God and allow Him to show you when it is time to plant.

Being a giver puts us in a position where things can be multiplied.

We say, “I’ll serve God, I’ll sing, I’ll pray and I’ll praise,” but when it comes down to money, we say, “I can handle this.” Or we expect God to back us up through prayer, but prayer alone cannot change our finances.

Wicked folks may go into business and make money right away, while a Christian has to pray all night trying to get a break through. Why? Because money is no good without God governing that money.

God does not want us to raise money for the church. He wants us to learn these wealth secrets – and one of these secrets is that the Holy Ghost will have to escort us through the seedtime period to get us ready for the wealth period.

We see seedtime as a sad time, when it should be a rejoicing time!

When God tells us to sow, we shouldn’t be using our condition as an excuse not to sow. Remember, seedtime is always prime time to your financial future.

The seed principle is the most powerful principle in the bible. This is because Jesus was called a “seed”. The seed is the essential element of transmitting life. The “Word” is also called a seed. You need to recognize the fact that there is life in the seed principle and, unless you can see and understand this, you won’t be able to receive the benefits from it.

To understand “ due season” we must remember four things:

  1. In due season; we shall reap if we faint not;
  2. God has a due season;
  3. his season is not our season; and
  4. we shall reap.

A person’s life depends entirely upon what he sows and not upon what he has.

Like most Christians, I have never given much thought to a seed. I have planted seeds and simply left it at that. How about you?

“The prudent see danger and take refuge” (Prov. 27:12a)

In light of my past experience, and my future hopes and dreams, what is the wise thing to do?

“…but the simple keep going and suffer for it.” (Prov. 27:12b)

“Simple” is used interchangeably with the term naive. Most people believe that there is a connection between the choices that they make today and their future, they just don’t live as if it is. Every time you talk yourself out of doing something that you should or should not do (exercising, lie to your spouse, spending money you haven’t got) you act as if today is in no way connected to tomorrow.

What are we going to suffer? For being oblivious to the obvious.

When it dawns on us that the undesirable but ever-so-predictable outcome of own choices is bearing down on us, we move into victim mode. Christians start talking about forgiveness as if somehow forgiveness serves as an escape hatch from the outcome of bad decisions. This is when people threaten to sue or countersue. Suddenly we want a second chance. We began talking about turning over a new leaf. This is when the formerly religious start showing up in church. We are quick to remind the world that nobody is perfect. If all else fails we play the fairness card: “it’s not fair that this is happening to me!”

Ignore the signs, and pay the price. When it dawns on you that you are addicted, that’s not the time to start thinking about more accountability and increased discipline. It is too late for that. When your credit cards are full and you are afraid to check the answering machine, that’s not the time to consider developing a budget and altering your spending habits. When your spouse serves you with papers, that’s not the time to begin working on your marriage. That opportunity is in the rearview mirror.

Our greatest regrets are all our fault.

Our problem stems from the fact that we are not on a truth quest. That is, we don’t wake up every morning with a burning desire to know what’s true, what’s right, what’s honourable. We are on a happy quest. We want to be – as in “feel” – happy. Our quest for happiness often trumps our appreciation for the pursuit of what’s true.

Why do we knowingly choose paths that take us where we already decided we don’t want to go? The answer is, when we stand at a crossroads between prudent and happy, we lie to ourselves. We turn into dishonest salespeople. We begin selling ourselves on what we want to do rather than what we ought to do. We listen to ourselves and, we believe our own lies, and then we opt for happiness.

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.” (Jer. 17:9)

How many times have you looked back on something you’ve done and thought, “I don’t understand why I did that. What was I thinking?” Think of the times you’ve watched smart people do dumb things and thought, “I don’t understand why they do that.” The reason you don’t understand some of your decisions is the same reason I don’t understand many of mine. According to Jeremiah, no one can understand the heart.

The truth is, your heart can’t always be trusted. The truth is, there are better decision-making strategies than simply following your heart. The truth is, if you let it, your heart will direct you down a path that leads to the very spot you most want to avoid. Now that you know the truth about your heart, you don’t have to be deceived!

Three questions to help keep your heart and check:

  1. Why am I doing this, really?
  2. If someone in my circumstances came to me for advice, what course of action would I recommend?
  3. In light of my past experience, my future hopes, and my dreams, what is the wisest thing to do?

Choosing the right path begins with submission, not information. Not even direction. Submission. Specifically, submission to the One who knows were each path leads, as well as where it doesn’t lead.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lead not on to your own understanding.” (Prov. 3:5)

Choosing the best path then begins with submission. Use this prayer:

“Lord, I’m leaning on you, not my experience, my insight, or my education. When conventional wisdom conflicts with what you have revealed through Your scriptures, I’ll lean hard into your revelation rather than my understanding. When my emotions are in conflict with your law, I’ll lean on your law and harness my emotions.”

“In all your ways and knowledge Him, and he will make the your paths straight.” (Prov. 3:6)

One never accomplishes the will of God by breaking the law of God, violating the principles of God, or ignoring the wisdom of God. Therefore, apply these three questions to every option that comes your way:

  1. Does this option violate God’s law?
  2. Does this option violate a principle of God’s?
  3. In light of the story I want to tell, what is the wisest thing to do?

Consumption does not lead to contentment.

The great thing about having friends who share your season of light is that you have so much in common. The downside to that is they are much further down the road of life than you are. Friends are great for friendship. They aren’t always that great for advice giving. Often it is not their advice that gets us into trouble – it is the assumptions we make based on what we observe about our friends. These assumptions become a map we inadvertently follow. I call this the “herd assumption.” The herd assumption happens when you assume that since everybody you know is doing something the same way, it must be right. If everybody you know is mortgaged to the hilt, driving two leased vehicles, and applying for a home equity line of credit, then it can’t be all that bad. If everybody you know a sleeping with whoever they happen to be dating at the time, and it’s just the way the world works. If everybody you know works 60 hours a week and sees their family primarily on weekends, then it must work out. Somehow. The problem, of course, is that everybody is headed for a similar destination at which no one knows and like you will discouver their mistakes, the hard way…

Spiritual development operates like the principle of the harvest. You sow early and reap late.

If you and God care about your future, why would you resist Him? When we resist God’s will for our lives, we are in essence resisting God. Pay attention to the things that are competing for your attention. Pause before devoting your attention to anything. Devote special attention to those things that deserve your attention. Beware of things that take your attention off of God.

Have a richly blest day!

Successful prayer is dependent on a few simple principles. All of these involve relationship with God. He made prayer to be a relational engagement and not a systematic activity.

1. Abiding.

Jesus said in John 15:7 “If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you.” To abide means to be in one’s presence, to wait, to draw near to. Our fruitfulness comes from remaining in Jesus, drawing near to Him and waiting on Him. The word, “words” in this passage is in reference to the word that the Holy Spirit quickens to us as we wait on Him. It is the rhema.

2. Pray according to His will.

“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” 1 John 5:14, 15 If we are going to pray successfully, we need to pray according to His will and purposes.

3. Praying with right motives and a pure heart.

Right motives are essential for effective prayer. James 4:4 – 5 “You ask and do not receive because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility towards God?” It is always important to ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart and to convict you of any unconfessed sin or impure motives. Psalm 66:18 says that if we regard wickedness in our heart, then the Lord will not hear. 1 John 1:9 says that if we confess our sins, that He is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Take time to search your heart and to receive forgiveness and cleansing.

4. Faith.

“Without faith it is impossible to please Him for He who comes to God must first believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6 ) We must approach God in faith believing that He is desiring to reward us with answered prayer. Do not doubt. Mark 11:24 gives us some strong insight: “…all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you receive them and you shall have them.” This is an amazing promise!

5. Fervency and passion.

When you pray, pray with passion and focus. Don’t pray wimpy little scattered prayers and expect God to answer them. “The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man will accomplish much.” James 5:16

6. Endurance.

Do not lose heart and do not lose faith. Galatians 6:9 says that we will reap if we faint not. Jesus taught His disciples that if they had faith as a mustard seed, that nothing would be impossible for them (see Matthew 17:20). A mustard seed’s greatest quality is that of endurance. If you plant a mustard seed deep into the earth and then covered the earth above it with a slab of pavement, somehow that mustard seed will find a way to grow. It doesn’t matter how many years it takes, it will persevere. If it can’t push through the pavement, it will go around it, but it will find a way to grow.

7. The blessing of Journaling.

One of the things that will enhance your prayer life is keeping a prayer journal. That way you can keep track of your prayers, the scripture promises you are standing on, the date you brought your request before the Lord and the date of the fulfillment. God is so faithful to answer all our prayers. Keeping a journal reminds you of His continued faithfulness in answering your prayers.


One of three titles (Adon, Adonai, and Adonim) generally rendered “Lord”. They all denote the various aspects of headship but each one has its own peculiar usage. Adon is the Lord as ruler In the Earth.


The Lord in his relation to the earth, and as carrying out His purposes of blessing in the earth.


The plural of Adon, carrying with it all that Adon does but in a greater degree, and more especially as owner and proprietor. Adonim is the Lord who rules His own.


Occurs 2700 times. Translated “Lord” (KJV) and “Jehovah” (KJV). May mean “greatness and glory” with the idea of creative and governing power, omnipotence and sovereignty. Elohim is God the Creator putting His omnipotence into operation.


Another possible word for which Elohim could have been derived. It can mean to “declare or swear”, and thus suggests a covenant relationship.

El Bethel

God of Peace, (Gen. 35:7) may alternately be the God who revealed himself in Bethel.

El Elhoe_Israel

El The God of Israel (Gen. 33:19-20) Jacob buys a lot near Shechem and dedicates an altar there to Him.


First occurs in Gen. 14:18-20 where Melchizedek blesses Abraham in this name, praising God as “possessor of heaven and earth” He divides the nations “their inheritance”. He is “over all the earth”, a title that appears 36 times.

El Elyon

“Exalted One” or “Most High” in the KJV. Used in Balaam’s prophecy (Nu. 24:16) with El Shaddai in both Moses’ and David’s songs and prayers, and in all other places where his rulership and ownership or absolute preeminence of deity are the focus of worship.

El Olam

“God the everlasting one” or “God of eternity”. The word means everlasting time, “time whose boundaries are hidden from view” applied to God it apparently means, “his sovereignty continues through the ages, unaffected by the passing of time.”

El Roi

“God who sees me” “God of vision” Used by Hagar in the desert as God watched over her and her son (Gen. 16:13)

El Shaddai

“God, the one of the mountains” (referring to his visits to Sinai, or his lofty rulership) or “God Almighty”

First and Last

Isaiah’s term to convey God’s “eternal sovereignty over the whole sweep of time from beginning to end” (Isa. 44:6; 48:12). God’s sovereign lordship is manifest in Jesus Christ the Alpha and the Omega.


“Elohim is to be worshiped. Eloah is God in connection with his will rather than his power. The first occurrence associates this name with worship. (Deut. 32:15, 17); hence it is the title used whenever contrast (latent or expressed) is with false gods or idols. Eloah is essentially the “living God” in contrast with idols. GOD in KJV.


God’s proper name, denoting his person (Gen. 2:4) Derived from the Hebrew verb Havah “to be” or “being” a word almost exactly like the verb Chavah “to live or life”. With this name we must think of Jehovah as the being that is absolutely self-existent the one who in himself possesses essential life, permanent existence. Translated as LORD (all caps) in the KJV, and is the most frequently used name for God in the OT being used 6823 times. Jehovah has eleven related titles usually arising from some historic incident, and appearing in this Hebrew scripture order.

Variations of Jehovah
Name Meaning
Jehovah Jireh “jehovah will see or provide”
Jehovah Rophe “jehovah that healeth thee”
Jehovah Nissi “jehovah my banner”
Jehovah Mekaddishkem “jehovah that sanctifies you”
Jehovah Shalom “jehovah send peace”
Jehovah Zebaoth “jehovah of hosts”
Jehovah Tsidkenu “jehovah our righteousness”
Jehovah Shammah “jehovah is there”
Jehovah Elyon “jehovah most high”
Jehovah Rohi “jehovah my shepherd”
The Blood of Jesus
Verse Description
Matt. 26:28 for remission of sins
Mark 14:24 shed for many
Luke 22:20 shed for you
Acts 20:28 purchased the church of God
Rom. 3:25 propitiation through faith in His blood
Rom. 5:9 justified by His blood
1 Cor. 10:16 communion of the blood
Eph. 1:7 redemption through His blood, forgiveness of sins
Eph. 2:13 made nigh by the blood
Col. 1:13 redemption, forgiveness through His blood
Heb. 2:14 power of satan destroyed
Heb. 2:15 fear of death destroyed
Heb. 9:12 gained eternal redemption by His blood
Heb. 9:14 purged conscience from dead works
Heb. 10:19 boldness to enter holiest by the blood
Heb. 10:29 His blood is a holy thing
Heb. 13:12 sanctified with His blood
Heb. 13:20 protection through the blood (the Shepherd)
1 Peter 1:18-19 redeemed with precious blood
1 John 1:7 cleansed with the blood
1 Jn 5:8 witness on the earth
Rev. 1:5 washed us from our sin in His blood
Rev. 5:9 redeemed by the blood
Rev. 7:14 made white in the blood
Rev. 12:11 overcame by the blood
Jesus Is My Healer
Verse Description
Ex. 15:16 I am the Lord that healeth thee
Ex. 23:25 I will take sickness away from the midst of thee
Deut. 7:15 the Lord will take away from thee all sickness
2 Kings 20:25 behold I will heal thee
Ps. 23:1 The Lord is ny Shepherd
Ps. 30:3 and thou has healed me
Ps. 91:3 He shall deliver me from….harmful fatal diseases
Ps. 103:2-3 who healeth all thy diseases
Ps. 107:20 He sent His word and healed them
Prov. 4:20-22 my words…are life to those that find them and medicine to their flesh
Prov. 12:18 the tongue of the wise is health
Is. 53:4- Surely He has born our sickness… we are healed
Jer. 17:13 Heal me O Lord and I shall be healed
Mal. 4:2 with healing in His wings
Matt. 8:17 Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses
1 Peter 2:24 by whose (His) striped ye were healed
James 5:15 the prayer of faith shall save (heal) the sick
??? Deliverance From Satan and His Demonic Forces

Effective immediately, please be aware that there are changes you need to make in your life. These changes need to be completed  in order that I may fulfill my promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in this life.

1. Quit Worrying

Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for  you? Or do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way?

2. Put It On The List

Something needs done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do list. Let ME be the one to take care of the problem. I can’t help you until you turn it over to me. And although my to-do list this long, I am after all, God. I can take care of anything you put into my hands. In fact, if the truth were ever really known, I take care of a lot of things that you never even realize.

3. Trust Me

Once you’ve given your burdens to me, quit trying to take them back. Trust in me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the kids? Put them on my list. Problem with finances? Put it on my list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For my sake, put it on my list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.

4. Leave It Alone

Don’t wake up one morning and say, “Well, I’m feeling much stronger now, I  think I can handle it from here.” Why do you think you are feeling now? It’s simple. You gave me your burdens and I’m taking care of them. I also renew your strength and cover you in my peace. Don’t you know that if I give you these problems back, you will be right back where you started? Leave them with me and forget about them. Just let me do my job.

5.Talk To Me

I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I’m in control. But there’s one thing I pray you never forget. Please don’t forget to talk to me OFTEN! I love you. I want to hear your voice. I want you to include me in on the things going on in your life. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with me. I want To be your dearest friend.

6. Have Faith

I see a lot of things from up here that you can’t see from where you  are. Have faith in me that I know what I’m doing. Trust me, you wouldn’t  want the view from my eyes. I will continue to care for you, watch over you, and Meet your needs. You only have to trust me. Although I have a much bigger  task than you, it seems as if you have so much trouble just doing your  simple part. How hard can trust be?

7. Share

You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven’t heard any in such a long time. Share  your tears with those who have forgotten how to cry. Share your faith with those who have none.

8. Be Patient

I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands Of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes me a little longer than you expect to handle something on my to-do-list? Trust in my timing, for my timing is perfect. Just because created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should  always rush, rush, rush.

9. Be Kind

Be kind to others, for I love them just as much as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for my sake. I created each of  you different in some way. It would be too boring if you were all identical. Please know I love each of your differences.

10. Love Yourself

As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You were created  by me for one reason only – to be loved, and to love in return. I am a God of Love. Love me. Love your neighbors. But also love yourself. It makes my heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to me. Don’t ever forget that!

With all my heart I love you,

  • I am able to do all things through Christ who strengthens and empowers me – Phil. 4:13
  • I am accepted – Romans 15:7
  • I am alive with Christ – Galatians 2:20
  • I am a friend of Jesus – John 15:15b
  • I am an ambassador for Christ – 2 Corinthians 5:20
  • I belong to God – John 17:9
  • I can be sure that God can take care of everything I need – Philippians- 4:19
  • I am anxious for nothing – Philippians 4:6
  • God did not give me a spirit of fear, but of power love and a sound mind – 2 Tim. 1:7
  • I acknowledge my need for God – Matthew 5:3,6
  • I am blessed with spiritual blessing – Ephesians 1:3
  • I am born –again- 1 Peter 1;23
  • I am a child of God – John 1:12
  • I am chosen – Colossians 1:27
  • I am clothed with Christ – Galatians 3:27
  • I am comforted – 2 Corinthians 1:4-5
  • I am empowered to obey – Philippians 2:13
  • I am delighted in – Isaiah 42:1
  • My eyes are fixed on Jesus – Hebrews 12:2
  • I am cherished – Ephesians 5:29
  • I am filled with joy – John 17:13
  • I have died and my life is hidden in God – Colossians 3:3
  • I am filled with the fruit of righteousness – Philippians 1:11
  • I am filled with the fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 5:22-23
  • I am free – Romans 8:2
  • I am confident He will never leave me nor forsake me – Hebrews 13:5-6
  • You, O Lord, are a shield about me. You hold my head high – Psalm 3:3
  • I am confident that God hears me – 1 John 5:14
  • I am loved constantly and unconditionally – Isaiah 43:4
  • I am made alive with Christ – Ephesians 2:5
  • God is for me – Romans 8:31
  • I am a new creation – 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • I am no longer a slave to sin – Romans 6:6
  • I am his handiwork – Ephesians 2:10
  • I am His – Isaiah 43:1
  • I am indwelt by His Spirit – Romans 8:11
  • I am in scribed on the palms of His hands – Isaiah 49:16
  • I have no fear – John 14: 1, 27
  • I have obtained an inheritance – Ephesians 1:11
  • I am laying aside the old self – Ephesians 4:22-24
  • I am living for Him – 2 Corinthians 5:15
  • I am given His magnificent promises – 2 Peter 1:3-4
  • I am a joint heir with Christ – Romans 8:17
  • I am an heir of God – Galatians 3:29
  • I know all things work for good because I love God– Romans 8:28
  • I am kept – 1 Peter 1:5
  • I have no condemnation –Romans 8:1
  • I will run and not be weary – Isaiah 40:31
  • I will run and not faint – Isaiah 40:31
  • I am an overcomer – 1 John 5:4-5
  • I am a partaker of grace – Philippians 1:7
  • I am a partaker of the promise in Christ – Ephesians 3:6
  • I am prayed for – Luke 22:32
  • I have abundant life – John 10:10
  • I am safe – Psalm 4:8
  • My steps are established by the Lord – Psalm 37:23
  • I am standing firm in Christ – 2 Corinthians 1:21
  • You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing – Psalm 30:11
  • I will sing praises to you and not be silent – Psalm 30:11
  • I am victorious – 1 Corinthians 15:57
  • I am the temple of the living God – 1 Corinthians 3:16
  • I am transformed into His image – 2 Corinthians 3:18
  • I am valued – Matthew 6:26
  • I am yielded to God – Romans 6:13
  • The Father Himself loves me – John 16:27
  • The Lord is my rock and my salvation –Psalm 62:1-2
  • I have wisdom – Colossians 2:3
  • I am useful for His glory – Isaiah 43:7
  • I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you – John 14:16
  • My prayers go up before God – Revelations 8:4
  • I have received mercy – 1 Peter 2:10
  • I am reigning in life – Romans 5:17
  • I am His special possession – 1 Peter 1: 18-19
  • God is my provider – Matthew 6:33
  • Jesus is my healer –  1 Peter 2:24
  • He takes us to the high places of blessing in Him – Ephesians 1:3-4
  • I have peace with God – Romans 5:1
  • I am controlled by the love of Christ – 2 Corinthians 5:14
  • I have every good thing – Philemon 6
  • I am the fragrance of His knowledge – 2 Corinthians 2: 14-15
  • I am seated in heavenly places – Ephesians 2:6
  • I trust in the Lord – Psalm 37:3
  • I hear the voice of the Lord – John 10:27
  • I bless the Lord who guides me – Psalm 16:7
  • I am beautiful – Isaiah 61:10

  1. Life isn’t fair, get used to it… (but it’s still good)
  2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
  3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
  4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
  5. Pay off your credit cards every month. If you can’t, then use a lower rate line of credit until you can pay them off monthly.
  6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  7. Forgive others and yourself.
  8. Yield.
  9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheque.
  10. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
  12. Be on time.
  13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
  15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
  16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
  17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
  19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
  20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
  21. Today is special; you are alive.
  22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
  23. Pay cash and stay out of debt.
  24. Never assume another person’s debt.
  25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
  26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”
  27. Apologize when you screw-up.
  28. The best is yet to come.
  29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  30. Time usually doesn’t heal anything, but God does.
  31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  33. Believe in miracles.
  34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
  35. Envy is a waste of time.
  36. Growing old beats the alternative – dying young.
  37. Your children get only one childhood.
  38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
  39. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
  40. Life is a gift.

I am a child of God!

“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. Romans 8:14And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:18

I am forgiven of all my sins!

“God has purchased our freedom with His blood and has forgiven all of our sins. Colossians 1:14He is so rich in kindness that He purchased our freedom through the blood of His Son, and our sins are forgiven. Ephesians 1:7

I am a new creation!

“What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

The Holy Spirit is within me!

“Or don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and is given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

I have been delivered from the power of darkness!

“For He has rescued us from the one who rules in the kingdom of darkness, and He has brought us into the Kingdom of His dear Son.” Colossians 1:13

I have been redeemed from the curse part of the law!

“But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. Then He was hung on the cross, He took upon Himself the curse for our wrong doing.” Galatians 3:13

I am blest!

“All who put their faith in Christ share the same blessing Abraham received because of this faith. Galatians 3:9How we praise God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blest us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we belong to Christ.” Ephesians 1:3

I have been called by God!

“God loves you already, and He has called you to be His very own people. May grace and peace be yours from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1:7…you who have been called by God to be His own holy people. He made you holy be means of Christ Jesus, just as He did all Christians everywhere – who ever calls upon the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and theirs.” 1 Corinthians 1:2

I am the head and not the tail!

“If you listen to these commands of the Lord your God and carefully obey them, the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always have the upper hand.” Deuteronomy 28:23

I am holy and without blame.

“Long ago, even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes.” Ephesians 1:4

I am part of the elect!

“Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies.” Romans 8:33

I am established to the very end!

“He will keep you strong right up to the end, and He will keep you free from all blame on the great day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns.” 1 Corinthians 1:8

I am free!

“And Jesus said to the people who believed in Him, “You are truly my disciples if you keep obeying My teachings and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” …so if the Son sets you free, you will indeed be free.” John 8:31-32, 36

I am strong in the Lord!

“A final word: Be strong with the Lord’s mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10

I am dead to sin!

“He personally carried away our sins in His own body on the cross so we can be dead to sin and live for what is right.” 1 Peter 2:24

I am more than a conqueror!

“But in all these things you overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37

I am joint heirs with Jesus!

“And since we are His children, we will share His treasures – for everything God gives to His Son, Christ, is ours, too.” Romans 8:17

I am sealed with the Holy Spirit!

“In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the Gospel of your salvation – having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise.” Ephesians 1:13

I am acceptable to God!

“God along made it possible for you to be in Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made Christ to be wisdom itself. He is the one who made us acceptable to God. He made us pure and holy, and He gave Himself to purchase our freedom. 1” Corinthians 1:30

I am complete in Him!

“And you are complete through your union with Christ. He is the Lord over every ruler and authority in the universe.” Colossians 2:10

I am alive in Christ!

“But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so very much, that even while we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead.” Ephesians 2:4-5

I am free from condemnation!

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1

I am free from the power of sin!

“For the power of the life giving Spirit has freed you through Christ Jesus from the power of sin that leads to death.” Romans 8:2

I am firmly rooted, built up, established, and overflowing with gratitude in Him!

“Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done.” Col. 2:7

I am part of God’s family!

“So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family.” Ephesians 2:19

I am built upon the foundation of the apostles, and prophets with Jesus as my cornerstone!

“We are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus Himself.” Ephesians 2:20

The devil cannot touch me!

“We know that those who have become part of God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot get his hands on them.” 1 John 5:18

I am the light of the world!

“You are the light of the world – like a city on a mountain, glowing in the night for all to see.” Matthew 5:14

I am the salt of the earth!

“You are the salt of the earth.” Matthew 5:13

I am as righteous as I’m ever going to be!

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

I am God’s ambassador!

“We are Christ’s ambassadors, and God is using us to speak to you. We urge you, as though Christ Himself were here pleading with you, “Be reconciled to God.”” 2 Corinthians 5:20

I am healed by Jesus’ stripes!

“He personally carried away our sins in His own body on the cross so we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. You have been healed by His wounds!” 1 Peter 2:24

I am begin changed into His image!

“But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18

I have the mind of Christ!

“How could they? For who can know what the Lord is thinking? Who can give Him counsel? But we can understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 2:16

I have free access to God!

“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it.” Hebrews 4:16

I have overcome the world!

“For every child of God defeats this evil world by trusting Christ to give the victory. And the ones who win this battle against the world are the ones who believe that Jesus is the son of God.” 1 John 5:4-5

I have everlasting life!

“I assure you those you listen to My message and believe in God who sent Me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.” John 5:24

I have the peace of God which passes all understanding!

“Don’t worry about anything instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all that He has done. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

I have power in the Holy Spirit!

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.2 Timothy 1:7

I can do all things!

“For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.” Philippians 4:13

But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won your fight with these false prophets, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.”1 John 4:4