Proverbs 27:1 “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.” Seasons of suffering have a way of teaching us things we did not formerly know. One day we make our plans, and the next day our plans come crashing down in a heap on the floor. Why? Well […]
Rom 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
In my life, I’ve found that knowing God’s will can be tricky. My flesh tends to get in the way! The truth is, it’s not that difficult at all. Of course, the Bible doesn’t have your specific name in it with the perfect job, spouse, city, etc. that you are supposed to choose, but in those cases, it’s fairly obvious what is not the will of God.
Bro Christo taught on some very specific things we can know about God’s will. If we apply these things to our lives, it’s a lot easier.
His first point was, “The will of God comes with a promise. If God wants you to do something, there is a promise attached.”
1 John 2:17 “And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”
Heb 10:36 “For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.”
If you do God’s will, you receive eternal life. That is one of the promises.
Source: Knowing the Will of God
Mat 28:6-7 “He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.”
Phil 3:10 “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;”
Without the resurrection, there is no hope.
Recently, Pastor Anthony preached about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. To be honest, as a practicing Christian, I don’t wonder whether or not this event really happened. My study and personal experience with God have made it easy to believe. He is God after all. Isn’t God supposed to be able to do whatever He wants? Including rise from the dead?
However, of course, not everyone finds it easy to believe. In fact, many dispute the resurrection. My goal isn’t to argue. That tends to be a waste of time. People who argue don’t really want to believe even if you can prove it to them. On the other hand, addressing this issue is good in that it helps answer people with honest questions.
Source: The Power of His Resurrection
When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished,” and He bowed his head and gave up His spirit. John 19:30 “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 15:13 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only […]
“Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” A single stream of silver light shone upon Him. giving a faint glimmer of hope to the man, Jesus. This was the culmination of a lifetime of doing His Father’s work. He knew the result. He […]
“For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:” – 1 […]
Here are five observations from an incident in the life of a leper whom Jesus healed : 1. We must acknowledge we have a need. A lowly leper falls at Jesus’ feet and beseeches Him, “Lord, you can make me clean.” Of all the people Jesus could have helped, He chose the one […]