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A ) The words to an old song give us as Christians a wonderful insight to HOW TO GUARANTEE INCREASED STRENGTH for us, as Christians. Its hidden in the words-see if you can ‘pick up’ what the SECRET is !!
He Giveth More Grace
He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase,
To added affliction He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.
His love has no limit, His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men,
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
He giveth and giveth and giveth again.
When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half-done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources,
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.
B) Is there scriptural basis for STRENGTH? You bet !
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
So, you follow Him, He promises to strengthen you..is there more than that? More specifically, maybe?
Isaiah 40:29 He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he INCREASES STRENGTH
Title of the study is INCREASED STRENGTH. So, not only does He seem to promise STRENGTH, seems to be a promise of INCREASED STRENGTH… (!) Didn’t we just read that?
Well-THAT is a BIG scriptural promise we don’t want to pass up !
Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom,
and honour, and glory, and blessing.
You see, your in Him-its part of your inheritance-He got it, you get it ! It is a SPIRIT, that can be sent to you, put upon you, etc
. . . and as part of that inheritance He even says there is a promise of INCREASED strength !
C) Now were really gonna scripture this. You ready ?
Acts 9:22 But Saul INCREASED the more in strength, and CONFOUNDED the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.
D) Here comes your SPECIFIC secret to increase YOUR strength
1 Timothy 4:7,8:But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
How do you increase in STRENGTH?. Well, how do you do it at a gym?? Why does He equate “bodily exercise” in the same sentence as being or becoming Godly ?
JUST LIKE IN A GYM-YOU put MORE weight on the bar !!
E) GO OUT and do something that you have not done before !
Hand out tracts. Put tracts in phone booths. At gas pumps.
Pray for someone in public, at work, out loud, holding their hand -right in the office 🙂
Sit somewhere NEW in church-WITH THE EXPRESS INTENT OF MEETING NEW FOLKS, IN THE CHURCH !
Go-even if its just a little -give to the needs of the orphanage listed on this website. FEEL GOOD about actually helping to feed a hungry kid in a third world country . . .
Go find someone, “anyone”, who needs help-and GO HELP THEM.
Get out of your comfort zone. Go beyond. Go higher.
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(So . . .ya’ want INCREASED strength? )
“He Giveth MORE Grace . . .”
PUT MORE WEIGHT ON THAT BAR-CHRISTIAN !! 🙂 🙂
Study taken from “Increased Strength !”-from the “Free Online Bible Studies” section of www.getreadyrapture.com