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We Must Grow Spiritually

25/02/2017 21:49
Ephesians 4:15
Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the Head, even Christ,
 
Colossians 1:10
So that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
 
1Thess 4:10
But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more,
 
1Peter 2:2
Long for the pure milk of the Word, so that by it you may grow in respect to Salvation,
 
2 Peter 1:5
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, Knowledge,
 
2 Peter 3:18
Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ - To Him be the Glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
 
Luke 2:40
The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in Wisdom; and the Grace of God was upon Him

 

Friend, faith in the Lord Jesus is a choice.

If you have not chosen the Lord Jesus as your God, then it behooves your soul and spirit to meditate upon the words. " faith in Jesus is a choice."

We can never be coerced.

A confession that is coerced is fake, and God Who deals in spirit knows the inner you, and will never be fooled by a fake confession of faith in His Son.

Knowing this, one must realize that a choice has to be made and made wisely.

The eternal destiny of your soul depends on this choice.

Once a choice is made for Christ, we are required to grow in Godly Knowledge.

It is this growing that helps us in many ways.

Learning of Him, gives us Godly confidence, Comfort, Wisdom. We learn to discern Godly and ungodly ways in the world and people. We find we are no longer adrift but anchored to Him who knows and sees all things.

We learn what sin is when we learn Who God is.

We begin to see with His eyes, and take on the characteristics of Jesus.

We know that He will forgive anyone with a contrite heart, willing to repent of their ways and turn to Him, choosing to grow in spirit and love the Lord Who died so they may have everlasting Life.

Today, choose ye the Lord, and despise not His Teachings.

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Meditation Luke 1:37

19/02/2017 10:26
Meditation Verse
 
Scripture.  For with God nothing shall be impossible.  Luke 1:37  KJV
 
How great this statement is! 
 
With God, nothing shall be impossible for the believer.
 
As a believer, I have placed these words in my heart, " Nothing is impossible, with God." It is a great comfort.
 
Nothing is impossible for God to do. Remember it will always be done according to His will.  He cannot compromise Himself.  He is not weak, like us.
 
Whatever we ask, He will seek out His Law, not looking for loopholes as we do, but to choose how best to give us what we have asked for to bring about His Will in our life. And He does all this in an instant, knowing all the unbelievers in your life and what they will do to try to delay your blessing.
 
Just have faith that everything is going along just fine, according to His Will. 
 
When we don't see an answer clearly in front of us, it does not mean that God has not heard and is not working on that problem for us. 
 
Perhaps in His Infinite Wisdom, He has chosen to delay the granting of that request until other things in our life are in alignment.
 
Maybe He knows that if He gives us that particular thing now, it will ruin our relationship with Him.  He values that very highly and will not put something sinful in our life to entice us. 
 
Be willing to wait on His Timing, because it is Perfect.
 
But keep in mind, that the roaring lion of evil is prowling about and has his demons who listen to your every word, waiting to see how they can ruin you.
 
They hear your prayers and snicker. 
 
They know the requests Christ will answer, and the ones He will not. 
 
They can bring into your life something that is bad for you, to distract you from God, and eventually destroy your relationship with Jesus.
 
But, if you trust and have faith that nothing is impossible with God, then you just keep walking in faith, no matter what evil offers you.
 
Jesus fulfilled the Law when He was Crucified and Resurrected.
 
He made a Way for all of those who had no hope.
 
In Him we place all our hope, because He is our Hope of Eternal Life - For with God, nothing is impossible.
 
 
Prayer
Lord, thank you that You are Greater than evil.  Thank You that nothing is impossible with You.  Help me to have strong faith and trust in You.  Amen.

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Perfection Of Character

17/02/2017 21:05

Friend, the struggle you are in, is going to lead to perfection of your character according to God's Will for you.

Lean into God. Call on Him. Assure Him you will never leave Him. Ask Him to help you when your thoughts turn to straying because the load is heavy.

Trust Him for all the answers. Learn of His Character and the Attributes He has and allow the Holy Spirit to guide and direct your path into the newness of a changed for the Good, heart and mind.

Father God desires this change in us. It is His Will for us.

In being so, it must be Good for all He does is Good.

Be open to growing in Knowledge of Him. Weed out all the "other" lowly and base knowledge that the world offers. It has all been tainted by evil.

God has designed His Own Way for each of us and He does not want us to be confused or confounded by the intricate weavings of other truths that are embellished versions of copied Truths - making them false!

Yes, the devil and his demons are liars. They can only copy and embellish what they have seen in the Heavenlies thereby making them false teachings.

God would not let them use Perfect Holy Knowledge for evil, so they distort it and embellish with words and descriptions our itching ears want to believe.

Every native land has it's own ancient cultures and rituals that are uholy. Turn away from them. New religions are starting up all the time. They are basically cults.

But God has left His Word for us to use as a sounding board for "other teachings." His Word will expose untruth to your mind and heart.

Yes, God wants us to get to know Him through His Word.

In it we will find the Holy Spirit. We will come to know Jesus and in knowing Jesus, we come to know the Father.

We must begin our Christian Journey in this lifetime.

God calls us to Him and leads us to His Word.

We find all the Godly Advice, Comfort, Peace, Love, and any Knowledge we will need to keep on the Path of Righteousness.

Do all believers reach Godly Perfection before they die?

No. But when we get to Heaven and we say we know the Lord, He will not say to us, "I did not know, you."

We should want to hear, "Well done, good and faithful, friend."

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Blessed Assurance.

14/02/2017 21:43

Blessed Assurance, friend, do you have it?

There's a wonderful old hymn that begins, " Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine!"

Can you say this, friend?

This is the crux of where we want to be.

So sure that we know Jesus, and He knows us, that we are assured of His Promises for those who believe in Him.

To know that we can lean on Him through our trials and He will strengthen us and bring us through to the other side in Victory is such a wonderful feeling.

In Him we can do all things the Bible tells us. Therefore nothing we wish to do that falls within His Will, ( for He cannot give us something that is against his Law/Will) will be beyond us.

Rest in the knowledge that He loves and cares for you. He wants you to grow in spiritual maturity and all His efforts concerning you are designed to place you where you should be in the grand scheme of His Will for you.

Maybe it will not be some grandiose position of great honour in this world. Maybe it will be serving the poor and feeble, or maybe it will be in the middle ground of testifying to all and sundry peoples, but when you are in His Will and serving His Purposes, you have an inner Joy and Happiness in your soul that money cannot buy.

It is in this state when we recognize the little tiny miracles, the mercies and grace that are shown to us and others because of our total committment to Him.

We see others are either believers or lost souls. But we also see them as souls whom our Lord loves and who are in need of Salvation.

He may ask us to till the soil of their heart, because they are on hardened ground ( of the heart); the mind is squeezed tight into worldly ways, and the spirit is almost non existent, but with His Guidance and Love for them and their situation, and His Great Knowledge of their innermost parts, He knows the Way forward for them into a relationship with Him.

There are many ways for Him to carry out His Will concerning them. He may use a believer in a small way and others to minister to them afterwards. No two souls are the same so of course in His Great Wisdom He will carry out the Spiritual Growth in the best Way for each lost soul.

He desires none should perish; His Crucifixion should not be in vain, and He needs many workers in the fields because the days are short and the world is very evil and actively advertises all it's sinful ways in constant trumpeting to our inner spirits.

There are some evil inspired movements in the world at the moment which are gathering thousands and thousands of people who are so deluded and deceived.

But, God has said in His Word, that the fields are ready for harvest and the workers are few. Will you step forward, friend, to be a worker in the fields for Your Saviour?

Just lead them to Him. He will make sure you are equipped and that they get the Knowledge they need and the Great Love and Wisdom to be a worker for Christ also.

Be aware of opportunties that present themselves where you can be a blessing to others and speak of your Knowledge about Jesus and His Ways and Will, Love and Peace.

Send them to this site - to read from the very early posts. Maybe it will answer some questions and lead them to the Bible as well.

 

 

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