“Pearls of Wisdom”
Have you ever thought about the PURPOSE of “Church” ?
The last time you went to a church service
Did you go to hear a sermon about God?
Did you go there to MEET WITH GOD ?
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~The NAME OF JESUS is truly a LIFELINE for anybody on this side of the grave~
No matter who you are, where you are, what you have done, how bad your situation is be encouraged to
USE THE NAME OF JESUS.
Even if you are far away from God and all you can do is “mutter a prayer”-DO SO-and when you’re done “muttering” just be sure to say “IN JESUS NAME” at the end of your ‘desperate plea for help’ . . .
God honors HIS Word – to the uttermost-even if you’re totally lost and without help. You may not see any change right away, when you pray, but KNOW-that if you used the NAME OF JESUS at the end of your prayer-IT WAS HEARD AND GOD HAS BEGUN MOVING ON YOUR BEHALF.
Use the Name of Jesus like a crowbar, or a hammer that breaks rocks in pieces. There is no other name, no other power, nothing that can change things like the NAME OF JESUS
~THE NAME OF JESUS~
It is a lifeline
USE IT !!
Faith is not a feeling. Faith is not an emotion.
Faith is an ACT
You hear in your heart, in the Word, in your spirit an unction and you step out on the waters in obedience to what you know He is telling you . Your mind will tell you other things …logic will tell you other things ….your brain and friends will tell you other things ….your emotions will get in the way …your soul and your very own feelings will get in the way ….that’s not faith.
Faith is an act of your will …..in obedience to God.
All these Christians are always saying they want blessings and to get blessed…it’s going to take FAITH to get those blessings and we as teachers of the Word need to keep proclaiming this!
Hebrews 11:6 : for without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please Him…..
Mark 11:23 The power of life and death are in the tongue….
Lots of Goliath’s in front of lots of us…are we speaking
…and then RUNNING towards those giants??
Are you ?
Will you ….?
There seems to be regions where the people of God can watch a secular movie for two hours-but when it comes to a Church service, or studying the Bible, etc-they do not have the/their stamina built up. They can not focus on “Gods things” unless it/they are moving, animated, etc. THIS IS A PROBLEM IN THE CHURCH AND INDIVIDUALS NEED TO RECOGNIZE THIS -AND EXERCISE THEMSELVES AGAINST IT. 🙂
“Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 NLT
“Seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you” Matthew 6:33
“Exercise yourself rather unto Godliness” 1 Timothy 4:7
[ ARE YOU LISTENING . . . PASTORS ? ]
The TV is my shepherd ~I shall not want~ It makes me lie down on the sofa
It leads me away from the scriptures ~It destroys my soul ~It leads me in the paths of sex and violence~For the sponsors sake
Yea, though I walk in the shadow of my Christian responsibilities ~There will be no interruptions;
For the TV is with me. Its cable and its remote control-They comfort me
It prepares a commercial before me~in the presence of worldliness~It anoints my head with humanism.
My coveting runneth over. Surely laziness and ignorance shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I shall dwell in the house watching TV . . .
(from : http://bibleversiondiscussionboard.yuku.com/topic/3978/Psalm-23-of-the-Television#.WEYoerIrKM8 )