The dilemma of faith is when things seem to be contrary to the word of God. We can guarantee wins through losses by getting to Know Him (his character), know the Plans He has for you and have Faith in Him.
God wants you to partner with him. God's partnership is different from business partnerships because he has provided 100% of what is required for the partnership as well as the outcome, bible is the evidence of this. All He requires for the partnership is obedience.
Amnesia is the inability to recall information or events from the past. We tend to try and forget the bad things that we have experienced or heard about.
God on the other hand commanded Moses and the Israelite's to remember their season in Egypt. Why would God want us to remember the difficult times in our lives? God wants you to remember the day you came OUT of Egypt. Both God and the devil want you to remember your past, the devil wants you to remember the life when you were IN a situation to make you become stressed and depressed. But God wants you to remember the time HE brought you OUT. God wasn't telling the children of Israel to remember the time they suffered in Egypt but how He brought them out. You overcome the devil through: a). The blood of the Lamb. b) The Word of your testimony. The devil knows that he can't change the work of Calvary but he can attack the word of your testimony. The devil wants to steal your testimony so that you will not overcome in future similar challenges. There are certain scars you can't afford to hide as they are your signs of victory. How can you bless the Lord at all times? You need to make a choice to bless the Lord no matter what you go through. We are like God, life and death lies in our tongue, you create your world through the words you say. Always remember that when God has seen you through one dark season, He is able to do it again and again. - You need to change your perspective on the scars you are carrying. They are evidence to show what God has taken you through. In everything you do, you need to fight amnesia and remember what God has taken you out from.
How we interpret a situation is dependent on our worldview. Hermeneutics is divided into two types - superficial and in-depth interpretation. Souls are valuable to God and so should they be to us. The harvest is plenty but God is need of people that can interpret the message correctly, in-depth interpretation. God is asking where are his people who can reach out to the lost souls. God is looking for people that are filled with his word, full of light, to go evangelise diligently until the lost are saved. When a soul comes home the death of Jesus is justified. The value of souls is invariable , it is permanent, it was set before it all. However usefulness is variable on who is in control of your life, who owns you. All souls are valuable but only those in Gods hand are useful.
Our behavior betrays our belief in the promise. If we know that God is working for our good and that all things work out for our good then we should not worry. The promise gives us access but we also have a responsibility and have to apply effort to get hold of the promise. There is an eligibility clause we need to fulfill before we can access the promise - love of God. The love of God is different from expressions of love. The love of God is not meeting his needs, loving his gifts or the things he prompts us to do. But the love of God is an internal intangible disposition of heart.
Growth requires discomfort and if growth is of God then discomfort is of God. When God pushes us, we will experience some uneasiness but it is for our good. God will continue to make us uncomfortable until we are obedient (Acts 11:1-2; 15-18).
1. Discomfort is a part of growth, you cannot grow without it. If you value the end result you will endure and enjoy the discomfort.
2. Make sure that every discomfort is God ordained – through prayer and His word. Because God does not speak to one person he always confirms his word.
3. Learn to appreciate the discomfort. Do not hold on to anything tighter than you hold on to God. God needs to have the primary place in your life.
The reason God causes discomfort in our lives is for us to be obedient.
1. We need to stay connected even when things are good.
2. Knowing the enemy is not enough. Knowing where they are(their strategy) is essential.
3. Revival is a present continuous term; our avoidance of the devil’s schemes must be continuous too.
4. God provides solutions before the need is known.
Why can we not correlate time spent on something and the quality of life? We spend longer with things but we do not grow. We got the looks but do not have the experience. The church has lots of people who have the appearance of Christians but their lives are no where near christianity. The problem is that we do not understand growth. Growth is multidimensional - it consists of the following: 1. Fruitfulness 2. Multiplication 3. Dominion
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Choice is classified as good or bad depending on the outcome of the choice made. Free will (choice) is a divine gift from God - the most neglected divine gift we have. Choice requires you to be prophetic as you do not know yet the outcome. God wants us to live prophetic lives through choice. We need to be careful of the things we see and desire as this affects our choices. The reason why we make bad choices is because we are thinking about ourselves. What are the motives of making the choices you make?
Only the painter knows exactly what the final canvas will look like. We are canvases going under painting process by God (The Painter).
As believers we are created in the image of God and we are mobile canvases or we freedom to choose. Therefore we have to be stationary and allow the painter to finish painting without premature interruption. Our positioning with God determines how our final picture will look like. No matter how good or how painful each paint stroke can be, let us be stable and know that God knows what He is doing.