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.
I’m sure this is something you’ve heard frequently, “Well, God is in control.” It sounds good religiously, but it is inaccurate scripturally. In the beginning God created man and gave him dominion. However, when man sinned, he bowed his knee to the devil, thus handing over that dominion. The Bible says that satan is the god of this world. He has a right to be here because man gave him that authority. But thank God, Jesus defeated the devil for us. We, however, must believe it and act on it for it to be a reality in our lives.
God is only in control to the extent that we pray and ask Him to do certain things. The great founder of the Methodist church, John Wesley, remarked, “It seems God is limited by our prayer life. He can do nothing for humanity unless someone asks Him.” The Bible also says in James 4:2, “yet you have not, because you ask not.” It’s a very simple idea, but we must ask. In His earthly ministry, Jesus said in Matthew 6:8, “For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.” So we’re still supposed to ask Him because it gives Him the legal right to act on our behalf.
God moves in line with His Word, so we must pray and ask in line with His revealed will to see results. Sadly, many people accept circumstances as the will of God, saying “It must be the will of God.” or “You just never know.” or “You can never tell what God might do.” YES, we CAN! That’s why we have the Bible! It’s our responsibility to find the will of God. God has given us His Word that we may know the things freely given to us. Don’t be satisfied with someone else’s knowledge of the Bible. Discover His Word for yourself. It’s only when you know it for yourself that that Word can’t be stolen from you. So find God’s will and pray and change things that need to be changed. Jesus said to pray, “Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” If it was automatic, why pray? When we assume our rightful privilege and pray, things will surely change for our good and our lives will be altered. It’s much more convenient just to lay it off on God than to assume responsibility for the results we get in life. The truth is many things are in our control so what are you doing about it?
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 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.
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.
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.