Faith

““My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me— we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!” Galatians 2:20 TPT

Jesus had the faith
To be water baptised
Even though to others
It seemed superfluous
But it confirmed His standing
As God’s Beloved Son

Jesus had the faith
To go into the desert
And stay true to God
Through hunger and temptation
And reject the lies
That were satan’s deception

Jesus had the faith
To turn water into wine
And use one child’s lunch
To feed five thousand
For He knew how to call
On God’s abundant provision

Jesus had the faith
To heal the sick
And raise the dead
To life once again
For He knew how to draw on
God’s heavenly kingdom

Jesus had the faith
To calm violent storms
And cast out demons
From the most possessed ones
For He knew His authority
As one of God’s Sons

Jesus had the faith
To free sinners from sin
To announce their forgiveness
Bring them home to God again
For He lived God’s love
As God’s Spirit filled Him

Jesus had the faith
To reject faithless religion
The reliance on rules
And performance restriction
For He knew God’s love
And His power to bring freedom

Jesus had the faith
To bear our accusations
To take on our guilt
To receive our beating
For He knew by His stripes
He could bring us healing

Jesus had the faith
To die our death in the cross
To take the full burden
Of our separation from God
For the joy of seeing
Us made into His siblings

Jesus had the faith
To rise from the dead
And take up His place
As King by God’s side
To rule heaven and earth
With God’s law of love

Jesus had the faith
To become One with us
To share all His power
And all that He is
To make us God’s children
His co-rulers and co-heirs

It’s His faith that I draw on
Through trials and temptations
To stay true to God
In all situations
Empowered by God’s grace
And filled with His Spirit

It’s His faith that I draw on
To live Him each day
To live His kingdom’s rule
To embrace His love’s way
To know I’m by God’s side
Each and every day

Our Only Hope

About 2000 years ago
A man named Jesus
Was condemned by the crowd
As one guilty of a great crime
Though He was innocent
Completely without sin
He was beaten mercilessly
Till He was unrecognisable
And then cruelly crucified
As though He was a criminal

Yet Jesus had great power
Which He had demonstrated daily
He could’ve simply walked away
And no one could’ve stopped Him
He could’ve called on angel armies
To overthrow all His accusers
Build His own earthly kingdom
With His disciple followers
So why did Jesus choose
The cross on that day?

Though He was sinless
Jesus was fully human
He’d been tried and tempted
Lived under sin’s dominion
He knew the suffering
The hurts of this world
And his words and actions
Showed his desire to free us
To release us from all sin
To live as God’s children

Jesus used His great authority
And all His heavenly power
Not to take control of us
Or command us in that hour
But serve us as a scapegoat
Be our sacrificial lamb
Pay for our sin with his blood
Die our death to man and God
All the punishment we deserved
Jesus took on Him in our stead

For Jesus knew the only way
We could be freed from sin’s sway
Was for us to be re-born
Remade as true sons of God
New hearts, new spirits
Full of his love and grace
Set apart as holy ones
Living His righteousness
Joined to His Holy Spirit
With Him made One

So when Jesus was resurrected
As King over all by God appointed
He used his power and authority
To make his death and resurrection ours for free
All that He is, He has given to us
So we can live as God’s true sons
Remade, reborn in His image
Filled with His powerful spirit
Not because we’ve earned this gift
But through Jesus righteous merit

Now we who are His, can live like Him
In the power of His resurrection
Filling this world with His love, joy and peace
Bringing in healing and freedom from sin
Revealing Jesus in all that we do
Loving our enemies and forgiving them too
Raising up the poor and the broken
Regardless of religion or political persuasion
Releasing to all the freedom of God’s justice
Treating all as God sons for whom Jesus paid the price

You see Jesus is our only salvation
The only true hope for our planet and nations
For no law or rule no matter how good
Can break sin’s curse so we can live in love
Laws and regulations can make us pay
When we’ve done wrong or gone astray
But they’re powerless to heal our hearts
Or break sin’s hold on our minds
Only Jesus death and resurrection
Can give us all heavenly life everlasting

Jesus Thank You

Jesus thank You for Your blood
Which washes over and through me
Cleansing me from all sin
And setting me free
To live as a full son of God
Your righteousness imparting to me

Jesus thank You for the guilty judgement
That You took on my behalf
Releasing me to a place if innocence
Made holy by Your sacrifice
To live as a full son of God
Justified by You, O Living Word

Jesus thank You for the punishment
That You took for me though I deserved it
The stripes that hurt You restored me
Saved and healed by Your obedience
To live as a full son of God
Made whole and holy by You Lord

Jesus thank You for the death to sin
That You took on the cross in my stead
The devastating separation from God
You released me from to live again
To live as a full son of God
Made one with Him through the Holy Spirit 

Jesus thank You for the new eternal life
That You imparted to me as You rose to God side
That resurrection power that raised You from the grave
Raised me with You as Your eternal bride
To live as a full son of God
In Your kingdom, with You as One

Jesus thank You for Your Holy Spirit
That You give to me based on Your merit
To fill me with Your Holy Presence
And impart to me Your very essence
To live as a full son of God
In your kingdom, with You as One

Jesus thank You for all heavens‘s blessings
That You pour out on me as my inheritance
The riches of Your kingdom’s Grace
The power to heal, deliver, the dead raise
To live as a full son of God
In Your kingdom, with You as One

Be transformed

“Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.” Romans 12:2 TPT

Be transformed
By the renewing of your mind
See Jesus blood cleansing you
From sin, it’s grip, it’s bind
Imagine what life would be
Full of His love, joy and peace
Then live from that vision
Till it becomes reality

Be transformed
By the renewing of your mind
See Jesus fill you
With His Spirit and His life
Imagine what life would be
Full of His love, joy and peace
Then live from that vision
Till it becomes reality

Be transformed
By the renewing of your mind
Imagine living Jesus righteousness
As God’s beloved child
Imagine what life would be
Full of His love, joy and peace
Then live from that vision
Till it becomes reality

Be transformed
By the renewing of your mind
See yourself as Jesus co-heir
His Kingdom find
Imagine what life would be
Full of His love, joy and peace
Then live from that vision
Till it becomes reality

Be transformed
By the renewing of your mind
See others from Jesus perspective
As forgiven and beloved
Imagine what life would be
Full of His love, joy and peace
Then live from that vision
Till it becomes reality

Be transformed
By the renewing of your mind
See this world as Jesus sees it
His Kingdom find
Imagine what this world would be
Full of His love, joy and peace
Then live from that vision
Till it becomes reality

Be transformed
By the renewing of your mind
See all from Jesus perspective
His Kingdom find
Imagine what life would be
Full of His love, joy and peace
Then live from that vision
Till it becomes reality

Your Wonderful Face

“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.” Ezekiel 36:26-27 NLT
“Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.” Ephesians 3:17 NLT

When I have hurt others
Strayed from Your loving ways
You empower me to change
And be Your living embrace

Your heart, so compassionate and loving Jesus
Your very essence, through and through
You have given to me, it is mine now too
Your Spirit within me, empowering me to live You
Your love and forgiveness flowing in and through me
Bringing healing and freedom, new life eternally
Your faith, Your joy, Your peace, my dwelling place
Your kingdom flowing into me as I behold Your wonderful face

When others hurt me
Accidentally or intentionally
You empower me to forgive
Just as You forgave me

Your heart, so compassionate and loving Jesus
Your very essence, through and through
You have given to me, it is mine now too
Your Spirit within me, empowering me to live You
Your love and forgiveness flowing in and through me
Bringing healing and freedom, new life eternally
Your faith, Your joy, Your peace, my dwelling place
Your kingdom flowing into me as I behold Your wonderful face

The hurts that I’ve made
And the ones I’ve received
Are healed in Your loving Presence
And in their place You give freely

Your heart, so compassionate and loving Jesus
Your very essence, through and through
You have given to me, it is mine now too
Your Spirit within me, empowering me to live You
Your love and forgiveness flowing in and through me
Bringing healing and freedom, new life eternally
Your faith, Your joy, Your peace, my dwelling place
Your kingdom flowing into me as I behold Your wonderful face

The loneliness I’ve felt
The rejection I’ve received
Are healed in Your loving Presence
And in their place You give freely

Your heart, so compassionate and loving Jesus
Your very essence, through and through
You have given to me, it is mine now too
Your Spirit within me, empowering me to live You
Your love and forgiveness flowing in and through me
Bringing healing and freedom, new life eternally
Your faith, Your joy, Your peace, my dwelling place
Your kingdom flowing into me as I behold Your wonderful face

All the burdens I’ve carried
As my responsibility
Vanish in Your loving Presence
And in their place You give freely

Your heart, so compassionate and loving Jesus
Your very essence, through and through
You have given to me, it is mine now too
Your Spirit within me, empowering me to live You
Your love and forgiveness flowing in and through me
Bringing healing and freedom, new life eternally
Your faith, Your joy, Your peace, my dwelling place
Your kingdom flowing into me as I behold Your wonderful face

The walls of stone I’ve constructed
To protect myself from others
Vanish in Your loving Presence
No longer needed in Your embrace

Your heart, so compassionate and loving Jesus
Your very essence, through and through
You have given to me, it is mine now too
Your Spirit within me, empowering me to live You
Your love and forgiveness flowing in and through me
Bringing healing and freedom, new life eternally
Your faith, Your joy, Your peace, my dwelling place
Your kingdom flowing into me as I behold Your wonderful face

All the fears of being a failure
Of never been good enough
Vanish in Your loving Presence
As I receive Your righteousness 

Your heart, so compassionate and loving Jesus
Your very essence, through and through
You have given to me, it is mine now too
Your Spirit within me, empowering me to live You
Your love and forgiveness flowing in and through me
Bringing healing and freedom, new life eternally
Your faith, Your joy, Your peace, my dwelling place
Your kingdom flowing into me as I behold Your wonderful face

All that separated me from God my Father
All that kept me from living as His beloved child
Vanish in Your loving Presence Jesus
As I receive Your relationship with God

Your heart, so compassionate and loving Jesus
Your very essence, through and through
You have given to me, it is mine now too
Your Spirit within me, empowering me to live You
Your love and forgiveness flowing in and through me
Bringing healing and freedom, new life eternally
Your faith, Your joy, Your peace, my dwelling place
Your kingdom flowing into me as I behold Your wonderful face

I Declare A Death

I declare a death
To sin’s hold on me
For it died on the cross
With Jesus you see
He took it to the grave
By His blood washed away
And raised us both to New Life
To live fully God’s way

I declare a death
To my old sinful man
For it died on the cross
With Jesus as one
He took it to the grave
It’s power all gone
And raised us both to New Life
To live in Jesus righteousness

I declare a death
To illness in me
For it died on the cross
With Jesus you see
He took it to the grave
In the stripes on his body
And raised us both to New Life
Fully healed and healthy

I declare a death
To rejection of me
For it died on the cross
With Jesus you see
He took it to the grave
So it’s power was gone
And raised us both to New Life
As God’s beloved sons

I declare a death
To fear in me
For it died on the cross
With Jesus you see
He took it to the grave
Fear was silenced that day
And raised us both to New Life
Filled with His love, joy and peace

I declare a death
To a fruitless life
For it died on the cross
With Jesus as one
He took it to the grave
Let it die away
And raised us both to New Life
To live heaven’s blessed way

I’m remade to be like Jesus
A full son of God
Healthy, holy and righteous
Living His kingdom in this world

Your Forever Love

For I trust endlessly in you, and I will never stumble, never fall. Your forever-love never fails and holds me firm. (Psalms 21:7 TPT)

Your love is forever
It will never ever fail
Eternally it holds me firm
Secure as Your child

Before I was conceived
You had me in love’s sight
Determined to save me
So we could be as one

Your love is forever
It will never ever fail
Eternally it holds me firm
Secure as Your child

When your son Jesus
Took the road to the cross
It was the joy of my salvation
That made it worth His cost

Your love is forever
It will never ever fail
Eternally it holds me firm
Secure as Your child

From the day I was conceived
You have sung over me
Songs of love and joy
As a proud father does

Your love is forever
It will never ever fail
Eternally it holds me firm
Secure as Your child

And when I gave my life to Jesus
Accepted him as Lord and saviour
You lovingly sealed me as yours
Living in me through your Spirit

Your love is forever
It will never ever fail
Eternally it holds me firm
Secure as Your child

Now as I go through life
Your love is present with me always
My anchor and my hiding place
My dearest treasure and greatest joy

Your love is forever
It will never ever fail
Eternally it holds me firm
Secure as Your child