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Friday, January 22, 2010

"Knowledge is power...Divine Knowledge is Divine Power!"

"And you will have knowledge of what is true, and that will make you free." John 8: 32

Three areas which the devil wants to convince you that you cannot change!
*Personality
*Circumstances
*Weakness

Primary weapons of the devil
*Temptations
*Accusations
*Deceptions
*Persecution
*Afflictions

Hindrances to faith
*Unforgiveness
*Worry
*Fear
*Battle of the mind
*Losing hope

The three great abiding spiritual realities of the Christian Faith
*Love
*Faith
*Hope
Labour of love, Works of faith, Patience or Perseverance of hope as recorded in 1 Thessalonians 1:2-4

Requirements to hear the voice of God
*Attention
*Humility
*Time
*Quietness

Understanding the difference between Criticism and Correction
*Criticism is deadly – It points out your flaws
*Correction is life – It points out your potential

False accusation is the last stage before supernatural promotion.
Jesus never allowed what others said about Him to change His opinion of Himself.
Daniel accused of breaking the Law.
Joseph accused of rape.
Paul accused of arousing mobs through hatred and division.

When plans and purposes are wrong or hold wrong motives, your pursuit will also be wrong!

Financial wisdom for leaders
*God holds us accountable so we must be responsible.
*God is our source so we must not walk in unbelief.
*God finances every project He launches.

The fear of the Lord
"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate." Prov. 8:13 (Webster)
*The fear of the Lord is to walk in God's way and God's word.
*The fear of the Lord is to take side with God and His attributes and desire towards corruption.
*To hate evil
*The fear of the Lord is to be in alliance with God.

When one stands on God's word and does things God's way – That's humility
…and when he confidently confesses God's word and God's way – That's faith!

The nine gifts of the spirits are (1 Corinthians 12 : 8-10)
Revelation gifts
*Word of wisdom
*Word of knowledge
*Discerning of spirits

Utterance gifts
*Prophecy
*Tongues (messages in tongues)
*Interpretations

Power gifts
*Faith
*Healing
*Miracles

The nine fruits of the Spirit
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. Gal 5: 22-23

Scriptural Promises4U

Scripture is a never-failing treasury filled with boundless stores of grace. It is the bank of heaven; you may draw from it as much as you please - Charles Spurgeon

“Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in His ways. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.” Psalm 128:1-2

“My God will meet all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19

“May the LORD give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” Psalm 20:4

"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn His face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:23-26

“Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance” Jude 2

Jesus is the yes to every promise of God - William Barclay

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” Ephesians 1:3

“From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another.” John 1:16

“He is the rock, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He.” Deuteronomy 32:4

“We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.” Romans 5:1-2

“My Father will give you whatever you ask in My Name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” John 16:23-24

“If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” 1 John 5:14

We do not understand the intricate pattern of the stars in their courses, but we know that He who created them does, and that just as surely as He guides them, He is charting a safe course for us. - Billy Graham

“The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.” Proverbs 4:18

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

“For I know the thoughts and the plans that I have for you, says the Lord. Thoughts and plans for welfare and peace, and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.” Jeremiah 29:11

“The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green.” Psalm 92:12-14

God's promises are like the stars: the darker the night, the brighter they shine. David Nicholas

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Make the right choices.


Deut.30:19

We are blessed by choice and not by chance! Here God tells us to make the right choice...choose life and blessings.
Your choice affects you and your generation. You can choose to have a generational blessing or curse in effect in your life.
Note that there are three forces:
  • The force of Life
  • The force of death
  • The force of choice
Here are some reasons why people may be making wrong choices which is destined to curse and death.
  1. Wrong or bad information.
  2. Not enough information.
  3. Listening to wrong counselors (Prov.12:5)
Good choices are based on good information. Without information, we make lucky choices.
Information leads to decisions.
Decision leads to direction.
Wrong decision lead to wrong direction and right decision leads to right direction.
Now if you listen to wrong counselors then the following happens:
  • Wrong information leads to wrong direction and can be disasterious.
  • Wrong information when you started out right leads to mistakes and can be costly.
Every decision we make has a price attached to it. Your decision seals your destiny!
Make sure that God order your steps to make the right decision. God leads by His Word.
The Word produces Health, Prosperity, Success, Blessings, Peace, Joy...
Decide today to start and stay in the Word and your life will never be the same again!
His Word is a lamp to your feet (Ps.119:105).
Solomon chose wisdom (1 Kings 3:5,9-12)
Joshua with his family chose to serve the Lord (Jos.24:15)
Ruth chose God even though she had no encouragement or support from others (Ruth 1:16)

Make a quality decision today...to seek His Word and live His way.

James