By Pastor Trevor Springate ....
1 Kings 17:2–6 (NLT): Then the Lord said to Elijah, “Go to the east and hide by Kerith Brook, near where it enters the Jordan River. Drink from the brook and eat what the ravens bring you, for I have commanded them to bring you food.” So Elijah did as the Lord told him and camped beside Kerith Brook, east of the Jordan. The ravens brought him bread and meat each morning and evening, and he drank from the brook.
God told Elijah to go to a place and receive, because God had already commanded the blessing. So Elijah went to the place and received. He did not have to fight for it, beg God in prayer for it, or get a crowd of people to pray on his behalf, he didn’t even have to fast. Because Elijah followed Gods will, the path God had for him. All he had to do was stay on that path and get to the place to receive. If he for some reason Elijah veered off that path, and did not get to that destination he would of missed out, for God had commanded the blessing beforehand.
By Charm Young ....
I Am Saying unto you, that you are secured in Me and with Me. The gates of hell shall not prevail against you, so worry not! Afraid not!
Even though the enemy tries to steal, kill, and destroy you, he cannot! Don't you know that the enemy is more afraid of you? You are My warrior Bride! Fear, deception, accusation, and lies are his only weapons. Did you know that I came and destroyed the works of the devil? I had done it for you, because I loved you so much!
To redeem you! To free you from sin! I overcame the world, therefore you are now an overcomer by the Blood of My Son Jesus, and by the words of your testimony. I have given you the keys of the Kingdom.
By Charm Young ....
When you are in tough times and somebody asks you how are you doing. Then give them a good report of Victory
1 Timothy 6:12 (NLT): Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses.
Keep watch over the door of your lips
Psalm 39:1 (NLT): I said to myself, “I will watch what I do and not sin in what I say. I will hold my tongue when the ungodly are around me.”
Psalm 141:3 (NLT): Take control of what I say, O LORD, and guard my lips.
Why do Christians do what they don't want to do? This is a question that confuses a lot of Christian's. Here is a brief explanation why this happens. We are supposed to be made holy, perfect, new creations, but we still struggle with sin, problems from our past and our flesh with worldly thinking. You will learn why this happens, and how to overcome these things in your life. Good for the mature Christian looking for answers or new-Christians starting out.
When Breaking Bad hit TV screens, one of Alabama's most successful meth cooks was already knee-deep in building a massive empire. His name? Walter White. From 1988, the drug maker who shares the same name with the main character in the 10-time Emmy award winning TV show was cooking and selling methamphetamine across his own county.
Matthew 22:37–40 (NLT): 37Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’38This is the first and greatest commandment.39A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’40The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
By Pastor Annie Springate (Also available as free eBook download)
Those who are about to deliver a sermon for the first time, or for those that do it rarely, the thought of getting behind the pulpit may be a scary one. There are many reasons we can fear the event. Public speaking is daunting. We may fear judgement, or we may fear that we will fail to deliver well, that is, we will be boring or confuse our audience. We also want to get the message right. We want to share what we feel God is saying. It is important.
Does God send natural disasters as a punishment on unrepentant sin?
Natural (and manmade) disasters seem to be occurring more and more often around the world. When they happen, it seems some claim these are from God and people need to repent from sin. The go even further by predicting more suffering and pain for those who refuse to repent from certain sin, usually sexual sins.
Christianity is the only religion that does not offer salvation by works. All other religions say you can work your way to God and be accepted by being good and doing everything that God wants by your own efforts. You must go through procedures and sufferings and rituals to get to God. To stay in Gods good books, and to continually be accepted you must keep doing good things without failure (if you fail you simply ask for forgiveness and start over again). This thought actually keeps people from wanting a relationship with God, it does not encourage them.