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We Are Ready With the Word!

Posted By at Wednesday, July 10, 2019

In the years after Jesus ascended to heaven, Peter knew that hard days lay ahead for his fellow believers. So he reminded them about their security as children of God: they were chosen by Jesus, born into a living hope, given spiritual protection during this life, and guaranteed eternity in heaven with their Father. We also can learn from that instruction.

1 Peter 1:13-15 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance. But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct.

Peter then gave the believers specific ways to prepare for the coming trials. His words, divinely inspired by the Lord, can guide us as well in these last days.

His FIRST instruction relates to our minds: Therefore gird up the loins of your minds. What we believe has a direct impact on our response to life’s problems. If we trust that God is really caring for us, then we will feel less threatened by any hard circumstances. But if we decide we must rely on our own ability or strength to get us through hard times, then we are more likely to react poorly to situations beyond our control.

A negative attitude, whether from anger, fear, worry, or jealousy can make a hard situation worse and last longer! Preparation for the future starts with each of us developing sound, Word based thinking. 

The SECOND instruction from Peter is: To be sober. In other words, to maintain our balance in the midst of crises, and rest our hope fully upon God's grace. Many use the excuse "I can't help it, it's my personality." But no, we are each to use the Word to put down our fleshly faults and demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit; walking in love, joy, peace, patience, self control and also in how we conduct ourselves to those around us. In short, when they look at us they should see Jesus!

That requires us to resist quick fixes to problems and refuse to embrace ungodly ideas or philosophies. Our old enemy satan is quick to offer suggestions designed to trip us up or turn us away from God’s way and God's Word. But with the Holy Spirit’s help we can learn to stand firm in a crisis and steadfastly follow the Lord. Thankfully by living in the Word we can prepare ourselves spiritually for whatever our future holds.

There are two ways to prepare for life’s difficulties: Biblical thinking and balanced judgment.

Peter has this THIRD instruction included in vs. 13: Rest your hope. No matter how hard the circumstances, life has purpose and meaning in Christ. The Saviour has promised always to be with us and to keep watch as a shepherd cares for his sheep. Through the Holy Spirit’s transforming power, troubled times can be used as opportunities to learn more about God’s faithfulness, so we must draw on His strength if we want to experience personal growth.

Peter's FOURTH point in vs. 14: Not conforming yourselves to the former lusts. That means resisting our former lifestyle and faults. It means renewing our mind. When troubles come it's tempting to revert to ungodly habits. In these seasons of life, satan will encourage us to pursue any path that leads away from the Lord. We need to remember that we are new creations, whose lifestyles are to match our position as God’s children. That old lifestyle does not fit us anymore, that has passed away and is no longer a part of us at all. We are new creations with NO PAST!

Then, FIFTH and finally he says in vs. 15: You also be holy in all your conduct. Making holiness our goal or being holy or set apart begins with giving up control over our life to the Holy Spirit. As we submit to Him, He will begin to express the life of Christ through us. By learning what pleases God and acting accordingly, we cooperate with His efforts to conform us to the Son’s image.

While struggles can almost be a part of everyday life, and none of us are immune, we do not have to be overcome by them! In Christ we have already overcome them, what a blessing!

Have a wonderful week following the Lord.

Norman

Dr. Norm Campbell • PO Box 600 • South Morang • Victoria 3752 AUSTRALIA • www.familyfaithcentre.org

We are a WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park. If you're not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding. There will be exciting message to share with you so don't miss out! It's wonderful what God is doing! People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.

We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!

We are also mentoring a number of other groups around the world who receive our Sunday preaching messages to instruct and encourage them to share it also.

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The Word Promises and Delivers!

Posted By at Wednesday, July 03, 2019


Jesus said in John 10:30 "I and My Father are one."

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Speaking about Jesus, the Apostle John said in John 1:14 "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us."

Then, way down near the end of the Bible in Revelation 19:13 we read; "He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called the Word of God."

So Jesus is the Word of God. Everything the Father speaks, the Son is and does. Jesus only sought in His ministry to do the will of the Father.

In other words, God and His Word are one. That means that everything that Jesus is, the Word is. And everything that Jesus can do, the Word can do. 

The Bible also tells us that the Word of God is a seed and as we know, seeds only grow when they are planted.

Mark 4:14 The sower sows the Word.

Peter tells us we are born again by that seed in 1 Peter 1:23 "Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the Word of God which lives and abides forever."

Inside every natural seed, or cell exists the DNA, or pattern, for a new person or plant. In the same way the life of God is inside every seed of the Word of God.

John 1:4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

'The Him' John is referring to is the Lord Jesus, who is the Word; so the DNA of God is in His Word.

Within every promise in God's Word is an opportunity given by God in our life to produce and manifest His life to others, as well as ourselves. Within every seed of the Word of God there is the pattern and the plan for the fulfillment of that promise in our lives, in embryo form for us to develop fully.

The very life of the thing which is promised is in the seed; whether it is salvation, healing, the Holy Spirit, wisdom, getting out of debt or deliverance! 

What we need to realise is that this opportunity is not in our thinking; it is not in our wishing; it is not in our hoping. The opportunity is in our faith in the Word, the seed, for every situation in life. The infinite, eternal Zoe-life of God is in the seed.

The way to release the life that is in a seed is by planting it into our spirit, according to Mark 4:14.

When we plant the seed of God's Word in our hearts, we release the life of God that is stored up within the seed into our life, and the possibilities of that seed are infinite and unlimited! We need to sow the Word by reading the Bible and listening to faith filled messages to find His promises for every issue of life, each and every day!

2 Corinthians 1:20 NKJ For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

Notice the various 'in Him' references in the above scripture. In Christ all the promises of God are fulfilled and are ours when we stand in faith and believe on them. All the answers for every situation we could ever need were ALREADY fulfilled in Christ Jesus, we just need to recognise it, and find the seed of God's Word to meet our needs.

People are hungry for a display of God's power in these last days, and it should be demonstrated in the everyday lives of every Christian, as well as on the platforms of every ministry around the world. There are so many sceptics and scoffers but when we stand on His promises, and receive answers to prayer, they see the power and goodness of God demonstrated, and the Lord gets the glory through our act of obedience to His Word!

What a blessing that is!    

Norman

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Is the Word Really Working For You?

Posted By at Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Word says in Matthew 8:8 The centurion answered and said, "Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof, but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed."

Today, what would you do if Jesus were coming to your house? Most people would be excited. Perhaps, like Martha, having to do a tidy up before the Lord comes in. However, we read in this verse the centurion only wanted the Word spoken. He understood Jesus as a man of authority.

It's what the centurion said that caused Jesus to marvel. The centurion realized that Jesus spoke the Word, and that there was power in that Word.

He was a man in authority over soldiers. He gave orders. Being a man in authority he saw that Jesus was also a man with authority, with authority of His words. He recognized that Jesus didn't have to physically go to his house to heal the servant, that all Jesus had to do was speak the Word and the servant would be healed. 

The centurion recognized that the power is in the Word. "Speak the Word only," he said, "and my servant will be healed."

Why is that? The Word is the power of God for our lives! In Romans 1:16 Paul says, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for IT is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek."

The Word is the power of God for whatever you need!

Proverbs 4:20-21 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

What you find here in Proverbs 4:20-27 is commonly called the law of receiving.

It's clear, then, that the key to receiving is our attention to the Word of God.

We must incline our ears unto God's Word every day and let them [the words] not depart from your eyes. The 'them' here refers to the words, the holy scriptures. So we must keep the scriptures in the mist of your heart.

If we do as the Bible says, we will find the Word is life and health to all our flesh. Life and health is in the Word of God.

The original Hebrew word for health is 'marpe’ and it means 'medicine'. The Word is medicine to our flesh. Have you ever noticed something about medicine? Usually the reason a person takes medicine is to feel better. For example, a person gets a headache then they may take some pain relief medication. It goes into the body, immediately goes into the bloodstream, heads straight to the problem area and rids the body of pain.

Likewise, the Word of God is medicine to our flesh. When we put the Word of God in your heart (by reading and meditating on it throughout the day), it goes straight to the problem area and kicks out whatever is causing the problem. Or shines a light on to problem areas in our lives.

Putting it simply, if we have doubt in our heart, the Word comes in and gets rid of the doubt. It breaks it apart and it kicks it out.

The Word is working in us. It is in you, breaking up the problem. It is working because the Word is the power. It is the power of God unto those that believe!

So make sure you have your daily dose of the Word; it is your medicine from God.

Norman

Dr. Norm Campbell • PO Box 600 • South Morang • Victoria 3752 AUSTRALIA • www.familyfaithcentre.org

We are a WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park. If you're not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding. There will be exciting message to share with you so don't miss out! It's wonderful what God is doing! People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.

We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!

We are also mentoring a number of other groups around the world who receive our Sunday preaching messages to instruct and encourage them to share it also.

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Plugging Into a Higher Power

Posted By at Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Prayer is our contact and conversation with God. It is always a two-way conversation, both talking to and listening to God, our Heavenly Father. We can talk to God at any time, in any place, and in absolutely any circumstance. It's not the position of our bodies that God is interested in; He cares more about the condition of our hearts.

Fellowship with the Father is the very heart of a successful prayer life. We can only put our faith and confidence in God to the extent that we know Him. By spending time in fellowship with Him, we will become personally acquainted with our heavenly Father. The more time we spend with our Father in the Word, the more His desires will become our desires. Then, when we pray, we will simply be voicing His will.

John Wesley said, "It seems God is limited by our prayer life...that He can do nothing for humanity unless someone asks Him."

Effective praying comes from our heart, not our head. Even as Paul said in 1 Cor 14:15 when you pray with your understanding you should still be praying from your heart.

As you read and meditate on the Word this week, it will help you distinguish between your heart and your head.

The Word will help you to cultivate sensitivity to people, situations and circumstances around you, by your spirit. That sensitivity is very important in prayer because we are spirit beings and God is a spirit; so the way we contact Him is through our spirit (or our heart).

Norman

Dr. Norm Campbell • PO Box 600 • South Morang • Victoria 3752 AUSTRALIA • www.familyfaithcentre.org

We are a WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park. If you're not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding. There will be exciting message to share with you so don't miss out! It's wonderful what God is doing! People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.

We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!

We are also mentoring a number of other groups around the world who receive our Sunday preaching messages to instruct and encourage them to share it also.

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Being a Spirit Led Giver

Posted By at Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Bible is filled with passages dealing with money. Some have been misinterpreted and wrongly taught, but the Holy Spirit can show us and empower ud to follow some basic principles for financial stability. Here are just a few to get you started:

Of the 38 parables in the New Testament, 16 of them deal with the right and wrong use of money.

One out of every 10 verses in the Bible speaks on the issue of finance.

There are 500 verses on prayer and 500 verses on faith but over 2,000 verses on finance and its correct use.

God provides for all of our needs to be met so that we will be blessed. He wants to use money to strengthen our trust in Him, prove His love for us, and increase our trustworthiness in handling His blessings. We can use this truth to test our financial management. God does not use money to worry us, corrupt us, hold us in bondage, or let us indulge in self-serving desires. If money is causing any of these problems, it means just one thing: God is not in control of your finances; satan is. He's the one who will use money to rob you of the peace and joy God wants for you.

God wants to control your finances through you. Psalm 8:6 "Thou dost make (man) to rule over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet."

When we pray, "Lord, take control," we're actually saying, "Lord, control my decisions, my actions, my desires." When we allow Him to control, He will supernaturally give us success.

We'll look up and marvel, "How did I get out of that mess and how did I get all this blessing?"

And He will look upon us and say, "Well done, good and faithful servant." And our bonus will be that, having been faithful in money matters, He will put us in charge of many things . . . and we'll enter into His joy according to Matthew 25:23.

Norman

Dr. Norm Campbell • PO Box 600 • South Morang • Victoria 3752 AUSTRALIA • www.familyfaithcentre.org

We are a WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park. If you're not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding. There will be exciting message to share with you so don't miss out! It's wonderful what God is doing! People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.

We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!

We are also mentoring a number of other groups around the world who receive our Sunday preaching messages to instruct and encourage them to share it also.

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How Long Are You Going to Wait?

Posted By at Wednesday, June 05, 2019

God promised the promised land to the Children of Israel, and it was Joshua led them into it after Moses died. However, SEVEN of the tribes of Israel had done NOTHING to possess it.

In Joshua 18:1-3 it says; And the whole congregation of the Children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.

2 And there remained among the Children of Israel seven tribes, which had not received their inheritance.

3 And Joshua said to the Children of Israel, "How long are ye slack to go to possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers hath given you?"

Please understand me today. Just because we know our destiny and know what God has promised to us, that doesn't mean we have already possessed it ALL.

Many of us Christians can quote God's Word, and know the promises of God, but still struggle financially and sometimes strive to fight off sickness in our bodies.

Many never seem to come to a fullness of actually possessing all that God has promised, even though they know about it.

Saul could have been one of Israel's greatest kings, but instead David took his place. At the end of his life Saul said in 1 Samuel 26:21 Then said Saul, "I have sinned, return, my son David for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day; behold I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly."

Paul the Apostle said at the end of his life in 2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought well. I have finished the race, and I have been faithful."

Our DESTINY is determined by our DECISIONS! So we must seek God and consult His Word before making any decisions. You may be saying, "But Dr Norm, I am just too busy!"

Well, God does not reward busy or even efforts, He rewards faith that works by love and obedience. Perhaps it's time to focus on what SHOULD be done, not what MUST be done. We tend to get caught up in the tyranny of the urgent. So start to build your life on what's important, not what's urgent.

Prayer may not seem all that important right now, but in the end, it's the most important. Reading and studying God's Word may not seem that important right now, but in light of our destiny, it's very important. As we set our priorities in light of our destiny, we suddenly begin to see what's really important in life.

In Amos 6:1 "Do you rulers in Jerusalem and in the city of Samaria feel safe and at ease. Everyone bows to you, and you think you are better than any other nation. But you are in trouble."

There is danger involved in complacency. In the book of Revelation there is a series of letters to different churches and by the time we get to the seventh Church, Jesus is standing outside knocking, trying to get in and the sad thing is that nobody seems to have missed Him at all.

Revelation 3:15-16 says, "I know your works, you are neither cold not hot, I wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of my mouth."

Jesus is speaking strongly here and we are all living in the last days before He returns again to this earth. We should be listening to and obeying His Word every day. Do not resist His leading because He died to give us the land, we need to go in and possess it all.

So how long are you going to wait before you possess all that God has already given you? How long are you going to wait before you do all He has called you to?

Norman

Dr. Norm Campbell • PO Box 600 • South Morang • Victoria 3752 AUSTRALIA • www.familyfaithcentre.org

We are a WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park. If you're not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding. There will be exciting message to share with you so don't miss out! It's wonderful what God is doing! People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.

We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!

We are also mentoring a number of other groups around the world who receive our Sunday preaching messages to instruct and encourage them to share it also.

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Are You in Position For Blessing?

Posted By at Wednesday, May 29, 2019

God doesn't want us to live worried or fearful or to be anxious about anything. He knows that worry is counterproductive. It steals our peace and joy and affects every other area of our life, even our sleep! 
Worry destroys what our faith has produced and puts it out of the way. Worrying will actually make our body physically ill. We won't ever gain anything by worrying, in fact, it causes us to lose precious moments that we can never live again. 

However, the good news is, God has promised to bring us victory over worry! He has promised to bless us abundantly. So when we make the choice to put an end to worry, God will give us His peace and blessing on a daily basis.

Psalm 133:1-3 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments.

3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life forevermore.

God loves you so very much. He wants to bless you in every area of your life.

In Deuteronomy 28 You will be blessed in your towns and in the country.

You will be blessed with many children and also productive fields. 
You will be blessed with fertile herds and flocks.

You will be blessed with baskets overflowing with fruit, and with kneading bowls filled with bread.

It says that He wants to bless you when you come in, and when you go out. 
He wants to bless and prosper everything you set your hand to.

What is the key to this blessing? 
God announces these blessings on those who are obedient to His Word.

Then, when we are living in peace and unity with the people in our lives, we are positioning ourselves for God's blessing. Living in unity doesn't mean we always have to agree with everyone.

It simply means that we look for common ground and refuse to allow strife to enter into our relationships.

So today, let's choose to focus on the things that bring us together. 

Let's focus on our faith in God and our dependence on His Word. As we live in unity, God will pour out His favour and blessing in our lives and we will live the abundant life He has already planned for us.

Jeremiah 29:11 Message Bible I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out - plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.

Norman

Dr. Norm Campbell • PO Box 600 • South Morang • Victoria 3752 AUSTRALIA • www.familyfaithcentre.org

We are a WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park. If you're not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding. There will be exciting message to share with you so don't miss out! It's wonderful what God is doing! People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.

We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!

We are also mentoring a number of other groups around the world who receive our Sunday preaching messages to instruct and encourage them to share it also.

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God is Not a Disappointment!

Posted By at Wednesday, May 22, 2019

John 11:20-21 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him, but Mary was sitting in the house. Then Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died."

We can quite easily imagine the disappointment of Mary and Martha when Jesus did not come to Bethany immediately to heal their brother Lazarus and keep him from dying.

They knew that Jesus had the power to prevent their brother’s death, and they had made their request respectfully, as between close friends. But their initial hopes were dashed.

Though He ended up doing a greater thing, Jesus did not do what they had first asked.

This kind of disappointment is sinful because it’s selfish and demanding. We resent that we didn’t receive something in our way, and in our timing. Or we’re shocked when our plans don’t work out. Or we question God’s goodness. Or we wonder whether there’s any point in praying in the future. These kinds of thoughts show a distinct lack of faith in God’s Word and His ability.

But there is another kind of disappointment, and this is nothing more than the sincere brokenness of heart that comes from a desire that God seems to have left unfulfilled for the time being. In Gethsemane, was Jesus 'disappointed' when God did not seem to 'hear' His plea to be spared from the cross? God never says no to any honourable request.

Paul says in 2 Cor 1:19-20 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timothy, was not yea and nay, but in him was "yes".

20 For all the promises of God in him are "yes, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us."

But the key is our sincerity in wanting the Lord’s will to be done. If that’s what we desire, then we can be sure our sincere desires will never be disappointed!

Norman

Dr. Norm Campbell • PO Box 600 • South Morang • Victoria 3752 AUSTRALIA • www.familyfaithcentre.org

We are a WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park. If you're not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding. There will be exciting message to share with you so don't miss out! It's wonderful what God is doing! People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.

We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!

We are also mentoring a number of other groups around the world who receive our Sunday preaching messages to instruct and encourage them to share it also.

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Are You Prepared if the Enemy Attacks?

Posted By at Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Peter, the Apostle, knew that hard days lay ahead for his fellow believers. So he reminded them about their security as children of God, they were chosen by Him, born into a living hope, given spiritual protection during this life, and guaranteed eternity in heaven with their Father.

1 Peter 1:13-14 13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance. 15 But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,

Peter then gave them specific ways to prepare for the coming trials. His words, divinely inspired by the Lord, can guide us as well.

His FIRST instruction relates to their minds - "Therefore gird up the loins of your minds." What we believe has a direct impact on our response to life’s problems. If we trust that God is caring for us, then we will feel less threatened by hard circumstances. But if we decide we must rely on ourselves to get us through, then we are more likely to react poorly to situations beyond our control. A negative attitude—whether from anger, fear, worry, or jealousy—can make a hard time worse. Preparation for the future starts with developing sound Bible thinking.

The SECOND instruction from Peter is to - "be sober." In other words, to maintain our balance in the midst of crises. That requires resisting quick fixes to problems and refusing to embrace ungodly ideas or philosophies. Our old enemy satan is quick to offer suggestions designed to trip us up or turn us away from God’s way and God's Word.

But with the Holy Spirit’s help we can learn to stand firm in a crisis and steadfastly follow the Lord.

Much of the world's culture is increasingly distancing itself from Jesus Christ and opposing His followers. Are you preparing spiritually for whatever the future holds? Now more than ever we must be counter-culture in our daily lives.

These two ways prepare us for life’s difficulties; biblical thinking and balanced judgment.

Peter has this THIRD instruction included in vs. 13 - "and rest your hope fully upon the grace." No matter how hard the circumstances, life has purpose and meaning in Christ.

The Saviour has promised always to be with us and to keep watch as a shepherd cares for his sheep. Through the Holy Spirit’s transforming power, troubled times can become opportunities to learn more about God’s faithfulness, draw on His strength, stand up under them, and experience personal growth.

Peter also says in his FOURTH instruction in vs. 14 - "not conforming yourselves to the former lusts." That means resisting our former lifestyle. It means renovating our minds. When troubles come, it's tempting to revert to ungodly habits. In these seasons of life, satan will encourage us to pursue any path that leads away from the Lord. We need to remember that we are New Creations whose lifestyles are to match our position as God’s children. That old behaviour does not fit us anymore, that lifestyle has passed away and is no longer a part of us at all.

Then his FIFTH instruction he says in vs. 15 - "you also be holy in all your conduct." Making holiness our goal or being holy, or set apart, begins with giving up control over our life to the Holy Spirit. As we submit to Him, He will begin to express the life of Christ through us. By learning what pleases God and acting accordingly, we cooperate with His efforts to conform us to the Son’s image.

While struggles can be part of almost everyday life, we do not have to be overcome by them!

Jesus said in John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." Amen, what a comfort. 

Think about the specific steps you can take, remembering Jesus’ promise, and continue to carry out Peter's instructions today.

Have a wonderful week following The Lord.

Norman

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Stay Strong in the Word For Success

Posted By at Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Romans 10:17 Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.

We stay strong and develop our faith by reading and speaking God's word. The Bible tells us that as we renew our minds to The Word, we will be transformed.

If we're feeling defeated, it could be because we've been listening to the lies of the enemy.

Jesus said in John 8:32 You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.

We need to study and let God's word tell us who we are and what we have. Don't give any attention to anything that tells you differently. God's Word is the truth.

3 John 2 summarizes the benefits in our New Covenant position and describes our Father God's desire for our lives. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.

This scripture reminds us of what belongs to us as believers in Christ Jesus. Part of what is included in our New Covenant benefits is the promise of long life.

We need to acknowledge, agree with, recognise, confess and speak, the Word of God only.

Choose to see yourself as God sees you and speak out these truths even when you don't yet see the reality. Learn what God says about you and accept God's opinion of you. Believe what God says about who you are in Christ and you will become what you are in Him. By faith, believe the truth and act on what you believe.

In Judges 6:12, when the angel of God called Gideon a mighty warrior there was no evidence to suggest that it was true. God saw and spoke what Gideon was in His eyes.

Then in Romans 4:17, it says we need to start to call those things that be not as though they were. Calling things as though they WERE. The word WERE means 'as they were before anything else existed'. God saw each of us successful, fulfilled, and whole BEFORE the foundation of the world.

We will build our faith as we constantly remind ourselves of who God says we are in Christ.

Read the following teaching, scriptures and pray to remind yourself of God's promise of long life and how to lay hold of it.

If you deal with trouble emotionally, I would recommend you print out these scriptures and stick them on your refrigerator door.

Put them on your refrigerator because that is a place you go every day! When you go to the kitchen, before you open that refrigerator, open your mouth and say what the Scripture says; "BECAUSE God is my help in time of trouble. Father, I want to thank you for it."

When we read and put the Word in us, it is powerful enough to keep us safe, and the Word causes us to be victorious.

When we put the Word of God in us, that is what comes out of your mouth in times of trouble. Instead of being stricken with fear, we will speak out the Word of God in that situation.

And it is the Word that brings us deliverance. So here are some scriptures for you to put on your refrigerator door. Take a dose by speaking the Word of God every time you see it.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Psalm 3:1-3 LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! Many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, there is no help for him in God. Selah. But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

Psalm 9:9-10 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Psalm 20:1 The LORD will hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob will defend thee.

Psalm 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion, in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

Psalm 27:6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me, therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

Proverbs 3:1-2 My son forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments. For length of days and long life and peace, shall they add to thee.

Proverbs 11:8 The righteous are delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

Proverbs 12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

Ecclesiastes 7:17 Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish, why shouldest thou die before thy time?

Norman