Dr Norm's Mid-Week Faith Booster

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The World Needs Faith That Believes God

Posted By at Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The word ‘evangelism’ comes from a Greek word ‘evangelion’ which simply means good news.  What is this good news?

The good news is that Jesus Christ, God’s Son became our Lord and Saviour by dying for us on Calvary’s tree.  He purchased forgiveness of sin, freedom from Satan’s power, healing for our spirits, souls, and bodies.

1 Tim 2:4 God, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

Rom 10:14 LIVING But how shall they ask him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?

Rom 10:15 And how will anyone go and tell them unless someone sends him? That is what the Scriptures are talking about when they say, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Gospel of peace with God and bring glad tidings of good things." In other words, how welcome are those who come preaching God's Good News!

HE GAVE US A COMMISSION!

It comes as a surprise to most Christians when they discover the task of world evangelism is far from over.  God has commissioned us as a ministry and also The Church of God to “go”.

Matt 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, all power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Matt 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Matt 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

V19 teach all nations      Greek is matheteuo it means “make disciples, converts or enrol as pupils.”

V20 Teaching them         Greek is didasko it means “give instruction, teach authority to.”

This is the Great Commission of Jesus to The Church and it has not been done yet!  So many missionaries go out onto the mission field and after a few months they come home again because they have not been taught how to fend off diseases and overcome financial needs by having a faith that believes God’s Word.

THERE ARE MANY THINGS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD TODAY. 

On the one hand we see an unprecedented move of God’s Holy Spirit in many countries of the world.  Wonderful reports of the outpouring of God’s Spirit and power with marvellous things happening here and there, but nothing like the end time revival that the Bible promises.

We live in momentous days, with an explosion of knowledge and technology, but right along side that there is a tremendous population explosion and that must be taken into account when we balance up the scales.  In spite of the incredible advances in the technological areas with radio, television, computers, laptops, cell phones, iPads, aeroplanes, satellites and space travel, there are still more people alive today who have never heard The Gospel than at any other time in history.

You can share your faith today with someone.

Norman

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Are You Speaking God's Word Only?

Posted By at Wednesday, November 21, 2012

          

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

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, the centurion only wanted the Word spoken. He understood Jesus was a man of authority.

It is what this man said that caused Jesus to marvel. The centurion realized that Jesus spoke The Word, and that there is power in His Words.

What are you saying today?

Norman

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Be Encouraged Today

Posted By at Wednesday, November 14, 2012

When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, they lost all authority in the earth. They lost their right standing with God, and their beautiful garden paradise home. Through this one act of disobedience to God’s commands, Adam and Eve paved the way for the curse to enter the earth. 

But, even before the foundation of the earth, it was settled in the throne room of Heaven that Jesus Christ would come as a man and shed His blood to redeem mankind.

Jesus Christ, the Anointed One has reversed the curse and paved the way for our blessing! His blood has redeemed us from any curse that would want to come across our paths. 

Through faith, we are able to receive and walk in the fullness of the blessing. By our obedience, we open the door to the blessing of God and His goodness can pour into our lives.

Isn't that good news? It's almost too good to be true.

Norman

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It's Not How Much You Know

Posted By at Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Just because someone knows more about the Bible than you that doesn't necessarily mean that they are more spiritual or more of an authority on God’s Word than you are. 

There are a lot of people who have studied for years, yet all they have is head knowledge and no practical application of the Word of God. This is not being spiritual at all! The way that somebody prays does not make him a spiritual person. He may be eloquent in his words but that does not impress God at all.

You can never allow intimidation to set the standard of your prayer life. We do not base our prayer output on location, i.e. we pray the way we know to pray wherever we are. What often wants to make us intimidated is 'feeling inferior to the operations or the workings of another person'

This is not from God! You need to rid yourself of this intimidation or feeling of inferiority because it will cause you to bow out instead of rising up to become what God has called you to be! 

Remember; being spiritual does not result from how you pray, or operate in the gifts of the Spirit, but rather, on how you walk in the fruit of the Spirit. 

Ask yourself this: "What makes me spiritual, is it the gifts of the Spirit in operation or rather it is the fruit of the Spirit working in my life?" 

We find a description of the fruit in Galatians 5:22-23 AMP "But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]."

The questions we need to ask ourselves are"How is my love walk?" or "How is my joy walk?" 

Not "Look how much I know!"

Norman