Dear Beloved Friends,
Blessed greetings in the wonderful Name of the Lord Jesus, our Savior.
One of the most significant messages of the entire Bible is that Almighty God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. The biblical foundation for God's purpose in a person's life can be easily established in the words of Scripture (2 Timothy 1:9).
"Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began."
This principle of 2 Timothy 1:9 states that a "holy calling" from God comes with the gift of salvation. This salvation cannot be earned by "works". It cannot be obtained through good deeds or meritorious conduct. There is nothing an individual can do to deserve this great salvation. It can only be accepted through the person of Jesus Christ.
Referring to God's call upon a person's life, The Message Bible expresses 2 Timothy 1:9 in these words. "We had nothing to do with it. It was all His idea, a gift prepared for us in Jesus long before we knew anything about it. But we know it now..."
The Phillips New Testament opens 2 Timothy 1:9 to greater understanding: "For He has saved us from all that is evil and called us to a life of holiness - not because of any of our achievements but for His own purpose. Before time began He planned to give us in Christ Jesus the grace to achieve this purpose, but it is only since our Savior Christ Jesus has been revealed that the method has become apparent."
Please note that this "holy calling" is determined by "His own purpose." The word "purpose" in the Greek language is prosthesis, which suggests a deliberate plan, an advance plan, an intention and design.
From the very meaning of this word "purpose", one can conclude that God has an advance plan, an intention for every individual's life. It is an intentional and deliberate plan designed by the infinite wisdom of Almighty God. You are not an afterthought or an accidental creation of others. You are a unique individual known and loved by Almighty God with a personal divine destiny.
That understanding is clearly presented in the words of Ecclesiastes 3:11, "...He also has planted eternity in men's heart and mind [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun, but only God, can satisfy]..."
Thank you for your genuine love and faithful support of the ministry of Souls Unlimited Inc. We pray over each of you and fully expect to see God's faithfulness always extended on your behalf despite all the challenges with the global pandemic throughout the earth. May He richly bless and favor you!
With love and great blessings,
Robert Paul & Debbie
If you have a special prayer request, we can be reached at 706-219-1018 or at P.O. Box 922, Cleveland, GA 30528. We would be delighted to hear from any who need special prayer.
Waiting Upon God!
Psalm 27:14 (Amplified)
Wait and hope for and expect the Lord, be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.
Psalm 37:8-9 (Amplified)
Cease from anger and forsake wrath; fret not yourself - it tends only to evildoing. For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait and hope and look for the Lord [in the end] shall inherit the earth.
Psalm 37:14 (Amplified)
Wait for and expect the Lord and keep and heed His way, and He will exhalt you to inherit the land; [in the end] when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
Isaiah 40:31 (Amplified)
But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power...they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.
Isaiah 64:4 (Amplified)
For from of old no one has heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who works and shows Himself active on behalf of him who [earnestly] waits for Him.
Lamentations 3:25 (Amplified)
The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God's Word].
Hosea 12:6 (Amplified)
Therefore return to your God! Hold fast to love and mercy, to righteousness and justice, and wait [expectantly] for your God continually.
Micah 7:7 (Amplified)
But as for me, I will look to the Lord and confident in Him I will keep watch; I will wait with hope and expectancy for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
The Golden Secret
Lord, I have chosen you alone as my inheritance.
You are my prize, my pleasure and my portion.
I leave my destiny and its timing in your hands.
Your pleasant path leads me to pleasant places.
I'm overwhelmed by the privileges that come with following you, for you have given me the best!
~The Passion Translation
God's Blessing Is Upon My Home
~The Passion Translation
God's Presence gives rest to all who enter this home. (Exodus 33:14)
The favor of God abides upon this home. (2 Samuel 6:12)
This home is a place of healing and wholeness. (Exodus 15:26)
The doorways of this home are thresholds of blessing. (Exodus 24:31)
Every visitor in this home is received, appreciated and celebrated. (Romans 15:7)
This home is filled with love and kindness. (Galatians 5:22)
God's Word is spoken with joy in this home. (Deuteronomy 6:7)
God's eyes are upon this home. (2 Chronicles 7:15)
Psalm 91 (NASB)
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust!"
For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper,
And from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with His pinions,
And under His wings you may seek refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
You will not be afraid of the terror by night,
Or of the arrow that flies by day;
Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.
A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not approach you.
You will only look on with your eyes,
And see the recompense of the wicked.
For you have made the Lord, my refuge,
Even the most high, your dwelling place.
No evil will befall you.
Nor will any plague come near your tent.
For He will give His angels charge concerning you,
To guard you in all your ways.
They will bear you up in their hands,
Lest you strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread upon the lion and cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you will trample down.
"Because He has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.
He will call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him,
And let him behold My salvation."
PRAYERS OF DEVOTION
Declare these Verses Daily in 2020 & Expect Great Answers in Prayer
PSALM 26:1,3. "Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity; I have [expectantly] trusted, leaned and relied on the Lord without wavering, and I shall not slide...For Your loving-kindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your truth [faithfully]."
PSALM 32:8. "I, the Lord, will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you."
PSALM 91:11. "For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you, to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service]."
PROVERBS 16:3. "Roll your works upon the Lord - commit and trust them wholly to Him; [He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed."
ZECHARIAH 9:12. "Turn...to the stronghold [of security and prosperity], you prisoners of hope, even today do I declare that I will restore double your former prosperity to you."
MARK 11:22,24. "Have faith in God (constantly)...For this reason I am telling you whatever you ask for in prayer, believe - trust and be confident - that it is granted to you, and you will [get it]."
LUKE 10:19. "Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and (physical and mental strength and ability) over all the power that the enemy [possesses], and nothing shall in any way harm you."
1 CORINTHIANS 15:58. "...My beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast) immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord - that is, always being superior (excelling, doing more than enough) in the service of the Lord, knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile - never wasted or to no purpose."
2 CORINTHIANS 9:8. "...God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need, be self-sufficient - possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation."
EPHESIANS 3:16. "May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the (Holy) Spirit [Himself] - indwelling your innermost being and personality."
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