GRACE is God’s divine influence on the human heart as He teaches us what
          we need to KNOW
as we live in His Kingdom of righteousness and love.
          MERCY
is a measure of time learning how to live out of personal relationship
         
and fellowship, abiding in Jesus, hearing the voice of our Father, Jesus, and
         
the Holy Spirit and yielding to their guidance and direction, obeying their
          instruction to us in every situation.  We are to recognize
whatever is not of
         of God in our lives and get it out! 
Recognize, take responsibility and repent!

         John 13:34-35:  A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one
          another; as I have loved you
, that you also love one another. By this shall all
          men know that you are My disciples, if you have love one to another.”



          The only way we can truly love as Jesus loved us is to have been born again.
          Romans 5:5 says “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God
         
has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”
          That means when we repented of our sin of rebellion towards God, and
          surrendered our lives over to Jesus as our Lord and changed kingdoms, we

          received a new spirit and at that same time, of being born spiritually from
          above, the Holy Spirit gave us a love nature, the same as Jesus’. 
The Holy
          Spirit poured the love of God into us so we have love!
 
We can love as Jesus
          loved us!  But it’s imperative that we nurture our relationship with God by
          loving Him, talking with Him, asking Him what to do, & listening for His answer!


           We have an enemy, the devil, who seeks to do us harm.  We must remember
           the enemy is under our feet. 
We must determine that the Father’s will shall
          
be done and any enemy that stands in the way of our heavenly assignments
          
must bow in the name of Jesus and through Jesus’ blood.

          
When it comes to spiritual warfare, there’s a time to shout and a time to
           stay silent. 
The Holy Spirit is the One who gives us the spiritual warfare
           strategy. 
The Holy Spirit is the One who gives us the blueprint that leads
           to victory.
 When we walk in His wisdom in spiritual warfare, we can be
           sure the enemy will be delivered into our hands. 
Before rushing into battle
          
against our spiritual enemies, we are to ask Holy Spirit for the strategy and
           
He will lead us to victory!

           The Holy Spirit says to us NOW: 
“I don’t expect you to be perfect.  When
           you fall down, get back up again. 
Even if you’ve made the same mistake one
           thousand times, if you continue to declare war on your wrong behavior
, you
           will eventually gain victory over bad habits and sins. 
You can simply “outlast
           the devil.” 
So when you sin, repent.  If you sin again, repent again.  Just keep
           getting back up
.  Don’t stop warring against the sin that’s warring against you.
          
I will give you the strength to stand against anything and everything that is
           standing against you - even your flesh.  Lean into Me when you feel weak!