In a world that is constantly changing, it’s imperative that believers are established in God’s Word. God’s Word is our sure foundation.
In a world that is constantly changing, it’s imperative that believers are established in God’s Word. God’s Word is our sure foundation. It’s the rock our lives are built upon. We think of Jesus as the Rock, but it’s also when we are doers of His Word that our lives are built on the rock, not the sand.
We should always examine everything we believe to see if it lines up with God’s Word. Don’t just accept anything you hear without checking it out with the Bible. Jesus, in speaking to His Father, said, “Sanctify them through the truth. Thy Word is truth.” God’s Word is our plumb line. It’s the only thing that will keep us steady in the times in which we live.
Thank God for His Word. What’s so amazing about the Word of God is not only the fact that it teaches us, shows us wisdom and understanding but God’s Word feeds us. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” His Word feeds our spirit just like bread does to the physical body. And, oh, how we need to be fed! Our spirits can be fed and gain strength just like our bodies. It’s up to us, however, to make sure we are fed spiritually.
As we grow in God’s Word, it helps us more and more to discern what is God and what is not. People say, “How do I know if it’s God, or the devil?” If it’s God, it will always be in harmony and agreement with God’s Word. We also have the Great Teacher, the Holy Spirit, who has come to indwell the believer, and in a greater measure to the spirit-baptized believer. “And He will show you things to come,” is what Jesus said the Holy Spirit would do. Every believer can have His help, if we listen, if we take heed and whatever He shows you will agree with the Word of God.
This area is so important. The Bible says even prophecies are to be judged. So always judge what you hear and what you see. “Is this right?” “Is this scripture?”
It’s sad to see people whose lives have been destroyed by the enemy and they turn around and preach it like it was the will of God. People have bad experiences, didn’t receive answers to their prayers, or think God let them down. Then they say something like, “Faith doesn’t work.” “Dr. God let me down.” The truth is God never let anyone down. They just didn’t receive and have now become disillusioned.
Romans 3:3-4 says, “For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.”
Just because some don’t believe doesn’t make the faith of God of no effect. They may have called it faith but it wasn’t and it didn’t work in their life. But don’t call it faith.
So no matter what does or doesn’t happen in your life or in anothers, realize that God’s Word is the only basis for our lives. If we follow it and are doers of the Word, we will get results.
There are many things that will endeavor to steal from our lives and try to hinder our faith walk. One, in particular, is very destructive.
We established the fact last week that Jesus died for our sins. Most everyone will agree with that fact. However, the Bible also says that He paid for our sicknesses and diseases; at the same exact time. Everything Jesus did for us, He did as our substitute.
This is a question many have asked. We see the day of Atonement occur, once a year, when the High Priest would offer sacrifices for the sins of the people, as well as himself.
In the heart of every person is a Plan-A chosen for us, specifically tailored just for us. Many times people will understand the importance of vision, yet they go on to make their own plans without consulting with God.
The Bible is PLAIN-Jesus shall come back for His church. The question is, are you ready? We need to walk close to Him. Stay in close fellowship daily and if you miss it, run back to Him quickly.
This is a debate that has gone on for centuries in the church. What is the answer? What does the Bible say concerning this?
One of the greatest things about the Lord is His compassion. He’s not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
God is not to blame for the calamities we face. It started with Lucifer and Adam. Everything has been altered.
We are where we are today because of the words we spoke yesterday and tomorrow will be a result of the words that we speak today.
The Gospel accounts are proof and evidence of what Jesus began to do and to teach. (Acts 1:2) The same miracles we see in the book of Acts should occur today. The Book of Acts is actually the Acts of the Holy Spirit through the Church.
We as the Body of Christ need each other. Sometimes, in the midst of trials, people feel alone, forsaken and overwhelmed. That’s where a church family comes in...
God is only in control to the extent that we pray and ask Him to do certain things. "You have not, because you ask not.” It’s a very simple idea, but we must ask.
God promises us that if we hunger and thirst after Him, we shall be filled. Spiritual Hunger is the number one ingredient to receiving from God.
Whenever we hear the good news of Jesus Christ, we have an option. To embrace it or reject it. If we accept it, repent and receive Jesus as our Lord & Saviour, then we are saved.
In our lives, we have to make the decision to believe God’s Word – above everything else. If He said we’re blessed and not cursed then we should agree with Him.
Things in life will come to steal our joy and cause us to be offended. But it’s entirely our choice whether we take the offense.
Ps. 92:10 says, “I shall be anointed with fresh oil.” The Anointing is the Presence of God. It’s one of the most important things in our lives.
Many times it’s easier to accept everything in life as the will of God than to take responsibility to find the will of God. God doesn’t send sickness to people to teach them something.