Do It!

And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed. 2 Kings 13:18 KJV

Anything worth doing is worth doing right. What we’re commissioned by God to do is worth doing.

What God tells us to do, we should do with all of our heart.

Had Joash fullfilled what Elisha spoke to him he would have had complete victory over his enemies but his half-hearted response only gave him a partial and temporary victory.

And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice. 2 Kings 13:19 KJV

Whatsoever He says to you do it with all your heart and strength.


Life Coach?

If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct. Ecclesiastes 10:10 KJV

Why do so many people want life coaches but don’t listen to their pastors? Imagine, ignoring a man of God and listening to the world instead.

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. Proverbs 27:17 KJV

Every Christian needs to willingly yield to the discipline and training of their pastor.

This will “coach” you to a life of victory in every area of life.


One Book

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:6‭-‬8 KJV

Many books have been written but only one by the hand of God. This begs the wuestion: Why believe anything else?

Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action),
2 Timothy 3:16 AMPC


History

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:4 KJV

Knowledge of Accurate History enables us to avoid repeating historical mistakes.

The Bible is 100% accurate in all respects and, therefore, can be trusted in all respects, whether historical, scientific, psychological, spiritual, predictive, or in any other life guiding endeavour.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3:16 AMPC

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17:17 KJV


Thunder 


And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. Luke 4:4 KJV

The power of lightning is heralded by the sound of thunder, so the power of God’s Word is decreed by the voice of man.
If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.  1 Peter 4:11 KJV

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 

1 Corinthians 2:4 KJV

Keep proclaiming the Gospel!
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.  Romans 1:16 KJV
Let the pulpits of this world thunder once again with Holy Ghost power!


Full of Faith


And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. Acts 6:8 KJV

How did Stephen get full of faith and power? He listened to the spoken Word and then acted upon it. 

There is only one way you get full of faith and power. You must continually hear the Word of God and do what it says.

The Bible says that faith is only acquired by hearing, and hearing, and hearing, the Word of God.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 KJV

Signs, wonders and miracles are the result of acting upon the Word you’ve heard.


Dishonor


My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. Psalms 89:34 KJV

Do not contradict who the Lord is with your words. His Word is Truth.
When you believe and say words that are contradictory to who God has revealed Himself to be, you dishonor His name.

He is the God who heals us. To say you are not healed or “He will not heal me,” is to contradict His word and dishonor His name (Jehovah Rapha).

To say you will never succeed or prosper is to speak contrary to His word. zit is tantamount to calling God a liar and it dishonors His name (Jehovah Jireh & El Shaddai).

It is written, “You shall not take the Lord’s name in vain”. In other words, don’t say of Him who He has not revealed Himself to be. It dishonors His name.