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Meditations of the Ministry of Jesus

BOOKLET OUTLINE:

     Jesus is my Savior
     Jesus is my Friend
     Jesus is Lord
     Jesus Christ is God
     Jesus is my Peace
     Jesus is my Shepherd
     Jesus is my Light
     Jesus can make us free
     Jesus is the Way
     Jesus is the Truth
     Jesus is my Life
     Jesus is my Savior


JESUS IS MY SAVIOR

Jesus said, "I have come as a light into the world..." (John 12:46 NKJV)

My conscience has been deadened. I am not sensitive to the deep needs of others around me. I have tried to use people for my own selfish pleasures. I have imagined them giving in to my lustful desires through sexual fantasies. I have imagined people acknowledging my greatness. I have tried to manipulate and control people to honor me, to serve me, to live according to my standards and goals. My resolves to become better never seem to last. My good intentions quickly leave, and selfish actions follow. My sensitivity to impurity, foul language, and abusive behavior has gone downhill. I need a Savior.

Jesus Christ has come to save me. He came to show me how to live with the Spirit of God continually shining the light of God's purity on my conscience. Jesus lived a sinless life. He shows me how to live.

Now, His Spirit shines His light into my conscience as I gaze at Him and see Him reigning in His heavenly glory and light. I have an awakened and alive conscience. I have a love of the purity of God's character. I have a hatred of evil in all its forms. A new life is coming forth into me and through me, from deep within. Jesus reigns in heavenly glory, and He's living in me. Jesus is saving me.

A Prayer

Lord Jesus, live in me by Your Spirit. Let Your light shine into all of my being. Amen

A Thought for the Day

Focus on how Jesus let the light of God shine through Him when He lived on earth.

Let His light shine through you.


JESUS IS MY FRIEND

Jesus said, "I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known unto you." (John15:15 NKJV)

We need a friend. Someone we can rely on. Someone we can confide in. Someone who will be with us. Someone who will support us. Someone who is interested in us. Someone who will counsel us with God's counsel.

Jesus is our friend. He is always there for us. He has always been there for us. Even when we weren't looking for Him, He was there watching over us. Jesus is One who is vitally interested in our innermost desires and feelings. He took time to listen and to review the needs and requests of the people. Jesus promises to help us in our times of need.

Jesus is God. He became man, and lived like a man, but without sin. Now He has been exalted by God. He is now filled with the power, the glory, and the majesty of God.

He, as God, is still our friend. He promises to share His joy and His peace with us. He even promises to share His most prized possession with us--His intimacy and closeness with His Heavenly Father. He desires the best for us. Jesus is our friend.

A Prayer

Lord Jesus, I need a friend like You. Let Your Spirit live in me so that I can know Your friendship. I want to be Your friend also, and to share Your friendship with others. Amen

A Thought for the Day

See Jesus reigning in glory in heaven. Sing the song, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," to Him.


JESUS IS LORD

God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ. (Acts 2:36 NKJV)

Jesus is Lord. He has been given a place of honor. He has authority and power over all the earth. He is able to make His ways and desires known to me. He has the power to repel the attacks His enemies make on those in His kingdom. He can mobilize angels to help me. As Lord, He is responsible to provide for those who follow Him in His kingdom.

I have a choice. I can accept Jesus as my Lord, or I can continue to live in rebellion against His rule. I can listen to Him for instructions and flow with the plan He has for His kingdom; I can try to set up my own little kingdom, doing what I want; or I can enroll myself in satan's kingdom, doing what he wants. In reality I find that the small kingdoms of "my will" are actually part of satan's kingdom.

The truth remains--whether I accept it, believe it, or live according to it or not: Jesus is Lord. The question is, "What am I doing about it? Have I asked Him to rule in me and not just over me?"

When He becomes my Lord, I am assured a permanent place in His kingdom. The kingdom of "my will" and "satan's will" will be destroyed. Why? Because Jesus is Lord.

A Prayer

Jesus, I believe that God the Father has made You Lord over all. I choose to let You be My Lord. Help me to live this way. Amen

A Thought for the Day

See Jesus reigning on His throne in Heaven. Ask Him to rule in Your heart, over all your attitudes and desires. Trust in Him.

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JESUS CHRIST IS GOD

Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God." (John 20:28 NKJV)

Thomas saw Jesus with his own eyes. He felt the wounds of Jesus with his own hands. He then believed that Jesus had risen from the dead. He believed Jesus was who He said He was, God in the form of man.

The Bible declares Jesus to be the Son of God, one of the three Persons of the Godhead. Jesus declared Himself to be the "I Am," the God of Abraham. Jesus received worship as God; He allowed others to worship Him. Jesus was God, and is God, and will always be God.

He became like us, to show us how to live. He was bruised and suffered for us, receiving upon Himself the wrath of God that was due us. He was raised from the dead. He has been exalted. He has been glorified by the Father, through the Holy Spirit.

Today, we can't see Jesus with our eyes like Thomas did. We can, however, receive His Spirit into our spirit. We can acknowledge our need of Him and His work for us and His life in us.

When we do this, He will make His love and His presence known to us. We will be led to say with Thomas, "My Lord and My God."

A Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe that you died for me, and I acknowledge my need to have Your nature developed in me. Live in me. Fill me with Your Spirit so that I too will say to You, "My Lord and My God."

A Thought for the Day

Jesus is my God. He is to be the center of my life. He will destroy all other gods I have exalted. Hallelujah!


JESUS IS MY PEACE

Peace I leave with you. My peace I give unto you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 15:27 NKJV)

Jesus was going to the cross. He was going to experience the humiliation of being hung naked before people. He was going to experience the anguish of being beaten, spit upon, mocked, and blasphemed. He was going to experience the pain of death by crucifixion. He was going to experience the agony of separation from His Father. All this would come upon Him because of our sins. Yet, His concern was for His disciples. He was concerned about the fears and anxieties that would come upon them.

Jesus knew how to remain at peace, amidst the troubles of life. He was focused on His Father and on following Him, doing what He called Him to do. He had peace--His Father's peace.

Amidst the troubles and trials of life, we will experience anxiety and fear as long as we focus on our problems. As I turn from focusing on my problems, and focus instead on doing His will and on His Presence within me, I can receive His peace. Jesus is at peace even amidst my problems, because He knows how to solve them. I can receive His peace, for He said, "My peace I give unto you."

A Prayer

Lord Jesus, help me to focus on You and not on my problems. Help me to receive Your peace and to give my anxieties and cares to You.

A Thought for the Day

See Jesus with you in each situation. Receive His peace into your being. Release your cares to Him.


JESUS IS MY SHEPHERD

But when He [Jesus] saw the multitudes He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary [harassed] and scattered. like sheep having no shepherd. (Matthew 9:36 NKJV)

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep. (John 10:11 NKJV)

Jesus knows our situations. He knows that, on our own, we wander about aimlessly without direction from God, without the Spirit of God giving us purpose, wisdom, and meaning for our life. We each run our own way, looking for what's best for us. We get put down by friends; we get misled by people giving us their opinions; we become disheartened because nothing seems to work; or we become filled with the success of the world, yet we feel empty inside. We are like sheep, without a shepherd.

But Jesus came to show us the right way to live. He came to show us how to be led by the Spirit of God.

Now He lives to impart His way of life into us. He comes to bring us back to His paths when we wander away. He comes to lead us into His plans and purposes for us. He comes to gather us together so we all go the same way--His way--living in His kingdom, having His life as our source of wisdom and energy.

He truly is our Good Shepherd.

A Prayer

Lord Jesus, thank You that You come to shepherd me. Lead me, teach me, and help me to follow You as You bring forth Your plans and purposes for me.

A Thought for the Day

Think of the ways you see the hand of Jesus guiding and helping you.

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JESUS IS MY LIGHT

Jesus said, "I am the light of the world." (John 8:12 NKJV)

When we walk in darkness, we are unable to see, regardless of the condition of our eyes. When we walk with a blindfold on, we are unable to see what is happening around us. Jesus said that this is the condition of man in his natural state. We become so enamored with self-pleasure that we are unaware of the deep emptiness in our spirit. We become so busy with the affairs of life that we forget what life is about. We run so fast we forget what we are running after.

Jesus is our light. He shows us what is important in life. He took time for the children. He visited the outcasts of society. He spent hours praying and communing with God. He was always stopping to minister to the needs and cares of people around Him.

Jesus spoke of heavenly things. He called people to repentance. He deflated those who made pretences while hiding their deepest feelings and attitudes. He spoke of hell, warning people about it. He did not ignore the reality of satan, evil, and hell. He brought the light of God into the darkness. He revealed and destroyed the workings of the devil.

Jesus is our light. He will show His light in us as we focus on Him.

A Prayer

Father, thank You for sending Jesus to be my light. Help me to let His light into all the darkened areas of my heart and to bring His light to others.

A Thought for the Day

Think of one of the ways the light of Jesus is effecting your life.


JESUS CAN MAKE US FREE

Jesus said, "If you continue in My word you will know the truth and the truth will make you free."
(John 8:31-2 NKJV)

Satan has deceived us. He has told us to be like him, figuring out for ourselves what is best for us, rather than listening to the voice of God as He speaks through our conscience. Satan has led us into his world of rebellion against God and dependence on self. He has led us into self-centered, self- exalting, sinful practices--living for self-pleasure and coming into bondage to sin and its power to keep us from knowing and loving the things of God.

But God has provided a way out! He sent Jesus to show us how to live by our conscience-- the voice of God speaking to our spirit. As we receive the nature of Jesus into our being, our spirit comes alive. The voice of our conscience begins to become louder and clearer.

His ways will become our ways. His life, working in us by His Spirit, will lead us to confess the sinfulness of our old ways. His life working in us will awaken our conscience to hear His voice, bringing life to our spirit and death to our old ways.

We can become free through His life in us!

A Prayer

Lord Jesus, live in me each moment of this day. Help me to live like you, always sensitive to my conscience, listening for the voice of God. Thank you, Jesus, for your promise to set me free.

A Thought for the day

Listen for the voice of Jesus during your lunch time. Learn to listen and hear from Him at all times.


JESUS IS THE WAY

Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." (John 14:6 NKJV)

We need a role model. We need someone to show us the way. We need someone to be an example to us--someone to show us how to live. Jesus came to show us the way. He came to show us how to live by spiritual revelation from God.

Jesus modeled for us a life which was always listening to God, receiving wisdom, direction, affirmation and encouragement from Him. Jesus lived by doing what He saw, through the eyes of His Spirit, the Father doing.

We can be like Jesus, living by spiritual revelation and direction from God. We can put away our old ways of living-- doing what we think, or want, or feel will make us happy. Our self-centered ways are filled with frustration, guilt and emptiness. Jesus can now impart His way of living into us.

Jesus came to show the truth about the emptiness of our old life, to show the way to the new life God has for us, and to be the source of this new life in us. He invites us to live as He did, in the peace and the power of the Spirit of God.

A Prayer

Father, thank you for sending Jesus to show me the truth about the ways I have lived and the way I should live, and to be my source of life, through Whom I can walk in new ways.

A Thought for the Day

See Jesus speaking to you from heaven. Listen to the voice of His Holy Spirit within you. Ask Jesus to direct your paths this day, and be aware of His leading.

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JESUS IS THE TRUTH

Jesus said, "I am the...Truth..." (John 14:6 NKJV)

Jesus is the revelation of God's truth. He came to show us the truth about ourselves in our natural state. We are like sheep without a shepherd, wandering about aimlessly. (Matthew 9:35) We are hopelessly in bondage to sin. (John 8:34) We are children of satan, living in our own ways, doing our own thing, seeking our own glory. (John 8:23) We are unable to function in a Godly way since we do not have the life of God in us. (John 15:4) We are blinded by sin into thinking we are OK. We think we do not need a new heart and nature. (John 3:19-20) Speaking these truths about us does not make one popular. Yet they are true, so Jesus spoke them.

But God also spoke other truths through Jesus. God loves us and wants to save us from the punishment of sin and from its power and destruction. (John 3:16, John 8:31-32) God, through Jesus, wants to heal us and awaken us to our need of Him. (Luke 4:18) God, through Jesus, wants to impart His life to us. (John 1:4, John 10:10)

Through Jesus, God shows us our overwhelming needs. He also shows and provides His ability to meet our needs through Jesus. Jesus is THE Truth.

A Prayer

Father, thank you for sending Jesus to show me the truth--the truth about my sinful nature and about Your love. I receive Jesus as my Truth and as my example in life.

A Thought for the Day

Thank God that He has shown you your need of the truth revealed by Jesus.


JESUS IS MY LIFE

Jesus said, "I am the... Life." (John 14:6 NKJV)

It is self-evident that my body needs food for life. If I don't maintain my body with good food, it will die.

What is not quite so obvious is that my spirit also needs food for life. I can feed my spirit--my innermost being, my deepest perceptions and desires, my conscience--with good food or bad. I can become driven by lust, greed, anger, a need for acceptance, self-improvement, success in business, having a good family, or approval and glory from others. Any of these things, some of them "good" in and of themselves, can become the source of life for our spirit.

We can become addicted to or enslaved by the sources of life that we have become attached to. We can become despondent, depressed, and even suicidal when our sources of life are shaken or destroyed.

Jesus came to show us a new way of living. His food for life was to do His Father's will (John 4:34). Jesus showed us how to live by God's source of life--His Holy Spirit. Now He invites us to live as He did. He modeled this kind of life for us; now He lives to impart this kind of life to us.

A Prayer

Father, I choose to live like Jesus. Help me to focus on Him as my example. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit so I can live in Your will. Thank You, Father, for Jesus. Amen.

A Thought for the Day

Let Jesus show you His way of handling one of your problems this day. Receive His way of life.


JESUS IS MY SAVIOR

You shall call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21 NKJV)

We need a Savior. We have walked away from the ways of God. We have lived to please ourselves and have become deluded into thinking that we are able to live without God's direction or strength. We have lost our love of moral purity. We can watch violent acts and lustful lifestyles and hear blasphemous remarks made against God on television and not be bothered. Our jaded consciences are dead to what is holy and pure.

Jesus came to save us. He loved righteousness and hated evil. He lived drawing wisdom and direction from the Spirit of God. He showed us the joy of living in God's will, abiding by His standards. He came to pay for our sins, to free us from the wrath of God, the delusion of sin and the bondage of satan's kingdom of darkness. He now is filled with all the glory of God. God was pleased by the way He lived as a man. He has exalted Him.

Through His Spirit Jesus now comes to give life to our conscience. He comes to awaken us to the beauty of the purity of the nature of God. Because of what He did at the cross, I can now exchange my old life for His heavenly life. The Holy Life of Jesus, living in me by His Spirit, frees me from the guilt and power of sin. I needed a Savior. Jesus is able to save. Now Jesus is saving me.

A Prayer

Lord Jesus, live in me, and impart into my very being Your Holy Life. Amen

A Thought for the Day

See the glory and purity of Jesus coming into You.

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About Cyrus Ministries International

Rich and Kay Fick are the directors of Cyrus Ministries International. God has anointed and called them to this ministry. Rich, an ex-alcoholic, has personally experienced Godís love, forgiveness, power, healing and restoration. Their ministry involves helping others come out of their spiritual, emotional, mental and physical bondages into the fullness of the Holy Spirit, enabling them to know and live in Godís plan and purposes for them. They minister to individuals, equip churches for ministry, and disciple others in breaking down spiritual bondages over individuals, families, generations, communities and nations. Their calling and vision is to see Godís people living in the spiritual presence and reality of Godís heavenly kingdom as Jesus manifests His life into them and through them on earth.

The ministry has taken them to churches and groups locally and to many locations in the USA, as well as other nations. (Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Romania, India, Israel, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, and Bolivia). As they travel, Rich and Kay minister healing, train leaders, and teach and disciple, as well as establishing ongoing networking relationships. Cyrus Ministries provides oversight to ministries and churches in other nations, helping them to come into their calling and destiny. Leaders from other nations are invited to come and spend time at the Big Rock location for training and impartation.

The Big Rock Ministry Center offers a meeting place for both small and large groups.Ü There are regular times of prayer, worship, teaching, impartation of the gifts of the Spirit, and fellowship.Ü


Serving God as He Unites Heaven and Earth in Christ

     
Rich and Kay Fick, Directors, Cyrus Ministries International

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