Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Ephesians 1:3 (KJV)
In Christ we have already been blessed with all spiritual blessings. This means that in our born again spirit we have already been given everything we will ever need. The key to seeing what is true of us spiritually being made manifest in the natural is to take posession of this good news by faith. When we claim in faith that God in His great love and by His grace has already provided anything we need, we are making way for seeing more of what is true about us in Him showing up as blessings, wisdom and favor in our day to day life.
If you have been following this website, you may have been wondering, what exactly is Graceway. Are we a church? An online ministry? Or something else all together?
And the answer is this: the vision behind Graceway is for us to become a church!
I do not know the exact time frame for this, yet God has most clearly put it on my heart that this is what His vision is for this ministry, and furthermore He is now leading me to begin to share this, to speak life into the vision.
Currently, we are in very early stages, with “Graceway Fellowship Gatherings” about to start in Los Angeles this summer. And in addition to that, you can expect regular video sermons such as this one today. Also, look out for downloadable audio versions of our messages to be made available shortly.
Thanks so much for taking the time to check out this website, and I pray—whoever you are, and wherever you may find yourself—that this video message will inspire you, encourage you, challenge you, and invite you to grow in your walk with the Lord. It is my heart for us to realize that God is inviting us all to continuously go deeper in our walk and in our fellowship with Him, yet to never forget that, no matter how deep we go, it is always about serving the people He is leading into our paths every single day. It is about understanding that we, as the Church, are all being called to shine the light of Christ in this world that is in such need of healing and salvation.
So with that said, may you shine your light for Jesus, and may you catch a revelation that He is calling you to fulfill both your purpose and your mission in Him.
Much love and many blessings,
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Romans 6:6 (KJV)
Every believer who receives the Lord Jesus into their hearts is spiritually united with Him. It is for this reason that the Word of God can say that our old man, our old self, is crucified with Him. Union with Christ is at the very heart of salvation. Today, realize that when Jesus died on the cross, your old self has died with Him. Old hurts, regrets and past mistakes have died; everything that was fleshly and contrary to the things of God has died. Though this may not yet be evident, nevertheless through being united with Jesus you have already been set free; He has already made you a brand new creation! Now in order to take what has been established about us in Christ and make it our day to day experience, we must be faithful in renewing our minds. The more that we meditate on and confess who we already are in Christ, the more are we making a way for the incredible fruits of salvation to be shown forth in our lives.
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Colossians 3:1-2 (KJV)
We are risen with Christ. This is describing the spiritual reality of every born again believer. Through union with the Holy Spirit, our inner person, our spirit, has been born again. Spiritually speaking we have passed from death to life. Now in order for us to live out of who we are in Christ—spiritually alive, blessed, redeemed, equipped, empowered and anointed—we must make a shift in our thinking. The Bible tells us we must set our affection on the things above, not on the things of the earth. In other words, we must begin to contemplate heavenly things rather than earthly things. And so let us reflect on and meditate on the Word of God rather than the word of man. Meditating on the Word is what allows it to take root in our hearts. And once we have the Word in our hearts, we may rest assured that it will yield a rich harvest in our lives.