Justified

Hello Champion Partners and Friends!

We are going to begin today’s blog with a scripture found in the book of Romans. I love Romans because it is a Champion’s book. Everything Jesus did to save us, set us free, and help us to become a Champion for Him in everyday life is found in that book. It contains an order that God established since the foundation of the world. It also contains a process of development as we walk through life finding out who we are in Christ. This book is so full of  revelation knowledge of what God did for us through Jesus’ blood so that we may be victorious.

Today, Champions, we are going to look at Romans 5:8-9. This scripture states:

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

Glory to God!  Even when we were sinners, God so loved us that He sent His son to die for us.  Think about that. Even in our worst state in life, our position of unworthiness, God loved us!  Can you say that about yourself? Do you love others who are different from you? Do you love others who have done wrong to you? God did. He was so rich in His mercy and love toward us that He gave His son for us.

Ephesians 2:4-5 tells us:

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).

God so loved us that He made us part of His family. We are part of a Champion family!

We are not only Champion members of a Champion family; we, through Jesus’s blood, have been justified. Justified is a very legal term and in God’s legal system. Jesus’ blood legally justified us without us having to do anything other than to lift up our voice and confess Jesus as our savior.  

The Greek word for justified is dikaiow and it means to render righteous, just and free. In other words, through Jesus’s blood we are in right standing with God!  Not only are we in right standing with God, we became the righteous ones in Christ Jesus. We are just, and we are set free!

What are we set free from? The wrath of hell. Praise God! But wait, Champs. Not only are we set free from going to hell, we are set free from the wrath of the adversary’s advancements against us in our day to day life. Praise God! That’s what the blood of Jesus does for us! It makes us a Champion in Jesus through His blood every day of our lives and for eternity.


Today, I plead the blood of Jesus over our partners and friends, and I thank you that every day they grow stronger in their relationship with You, Lord. Thank you that they develop a greater revelation of their justification in You, and they walk in the victories You have provided in Jesus’s blood.

-Coach Brim


Emalee HanveyComment
Boldness

Hello Partners and Friends!

Today we are going to talk about the word boldness. The Webster Dictionary gives the definition of boldness as not afraid of danger or difficult situation. The Greek word for boldness is parrhsia, which means to have a freedom in speaking, an unreservedness in speech, an all -out spokenness with an assured confidence.

As Champions 4 Christ, we are called to a place of boldness in Him. Most Christians have a desire to be a bolder Christian - one who is not afraid to declare God and His word in their lives.  But, that desire is easier said than done when we are faced with the world around us speaking the opposite of what God is saying.

But, Champions, we have hope! We can be bold in every situation that comes our way because God has equipped us with this boldness. It is not in ourselves that we are bold; it’s in Him that boldness arises.  

In Ephesians 3:11-12 (KJV), the word tells us: “According to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.” The Message Version of the same two scriptures says it like this: “All this is proceeding along lines planned all along by God and then executed in Christ Jesus. When we trust in him, we’re free to say whatever needs to be said, bold to go wherever we need to go.” 

See, according to these two verses, all this has been accomplished for us by God in Christ Jesus. In other words, we don’t have to be bold in ourselves; our boldness is found in Christ Jesus.  God gave us access to Himself through Christ Jesus, and He gave us boldness to go out and conquer every situation because of who we are in Christ Jesus. So, no longer can we use the words “I can’t”, because you can in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 3:12 tells us this: Your boldness and confidence comes through your faith in Jesus, faith in His word, faith in His promises, faith in His blood and in His name. This is good news, Champions! We don’t have to rely on ourselves to be bold! We rely on Christ for that boldness. So, as He was bold, we are bold.  As He was confident, we are confident because of our faith in Him.

Father, I thank you for my wonderful partners and friends. Thank you that as they go forward this week, they are surrounded with your love and covered in your blood of protection. Thank you that they walk in a boldness and confidence like never before because of who they are in Christ Jesus. We praise you and give you all the glory! Amen.

-Coach Brim

Emalee HanveyComment
Shield & Buckler

Hey Partners and Friends,

Psalms 91 is one of the greatest promises that God has given to His family. This chapter is a written guarantee of God’s covenant with you. There is so much in this chapter that we could go over it line by line and not exhaust the amazing revelation and promises God has for us!

In this blog, we are going to focus on Psalms 91 verse 4. The last part of that verse states, “His truth shall be your shield and buckler.”Starting in verse 3 and going down to verse 8, the word states how God shall deliver you and protect you. But right in the middle of all the promises of protection, you see this statement: “His truth shall be your shield and buckler.” In the midst of all that has been spoken about your protection, the Lord gives you a key to your safeguard against all the things the world may throw your way. The key is His Truth.  

John 17:17 states, “sanctify them by the truth, Your word is truth.”  

God’s word is the truth we stand on in every situation and in every attack that we may be going through. Not only is God’s word the truth, it is a shield and buckler for the battlefield of life. Upon studying these two words - shield and buckler - we see that in a battle these two weapons are used for different purposes. The shield is used for defensive purposes (a safeguard), and the buckler is used for offensive purposes (advancement).  So, in other words, the word of God is given to us for defensive (safeguard) and offensive (advancement) purposes.

The word of God is what you defend yourself with when a situation arises in life. When Satan is throwing all his fiery darts at you, this shield is what you put up for your protection. In other words, if you have received a bad report, you defend yourself against the attack by the word of God. The word of God is your shield and your protection.

Not only is the word of God your protection, it is your buckler. The buckler is used for the purpose of advancement. It advances you through life with your confession over a situation. It is what pushes you forward in the battle of life. In other words, your daily confessions of the word of God will advance you forward against anything that may be coming your way.

The word defends you and advances you! It is your shield and buckler! As you use both pieces of armor, you will see yourself protected and moving forward in life!

-Coach Brim

Emalee HanveyComment
Lest We Drift

Hello Partners and Friends!

We are thankful to God for you! It’s our greatest desire to bring the word of God to you so that you may be built up in Him and that you may walk in the word as a Champion 4 Christ.

This week we will focus on the scripture found in Hebrews 2:1-2. The word says, “Therefore, we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. For if the word…”

In life, we will have trials and situations that come upon us on a daily basis. Sometimes those situations may be a minor event, at other times, those situations may seem a crushing event. But in every trial, we have hope! We have a part to play in obtaining the desired outcome, and Hebrews 2:1 gives us insight to that hope.

In Hebrews the Word tells us that we must give more earnest heed. Let us just take this first section of words. The word must is a command word that compels us into action. It is a champion word, and it requires us to play a big part in this scripture. We are commanded and compelled to do something. What are we commanded and compelled to do is to give more earnest heed.

The word earnest means in a more abundant degree or greater degree. The word heed means to bring near. So, in other words, we must give more of a greater degree and bring this item near to us. And what should we bring near to us? What we have heard. What we have heard is the word of God.

We must give greater degree of attention and bring the word of God near us in our lives so that we do not let it drift away or slip away from us.

What I really like about this scripture is not only is Paul giving us instruction on what we should do, but he is also letting us know, “Hey guys, things can slip in our lives; and if we don’t want things to slip, then we must give more earnest heed to the word of God.”

It’s that simple, Champions. Heed the word of God earnestly and things will not slip in our lives.

Father, I thank you for the wonderful partners and friends that you have placed in our lives. I thank you that You are their provider, their protection, their source of life and life more abundantly. I thank you, Lord, as they go throughout the weeks and months to come, that they will give more earnest heed to your word and your promises for their lives so that things may not slip in their lives. I also thank you that the eyes of their understanding is being enlightened as they seek your will and purposes for what you have called them too. I thank you, Lord, that they are surrounded in your protection and love. Bless them, Lord! Amen.

-Coach Brim


Emalee HanveyComment