Dr Norm's Mid-Week Faith Booster

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Going Into 2015 Wanting Nothing

Posted By at Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In James 1:2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

It's possible to rejoice even in the midst of temptations! The reason you can rejoice is because God gives you the ability and power to overcome any and every temptation you face. He will never abandon you during the time of trial and testing.

The grace of God is sufficient to enable you to meet every obstacle victoriously. So let the joy of The Lord be your source of strength. [Neh. 8:10] Joy releases the power of God to work in your behalf.

God tells you to rejoice in the very face of tests, trials, and temptations. By doing so, you are releasing your faith, and the power of God goes forth to overcome any barrier. Your rejoicing is in God, not in the test, trial, or temptation.

The reason many have not taken advantage of these verses is because they have been misunderstood. People could not reconcile rejoicing over tests, trials, and temptations. If someone continually gives thanks for temptations, they actually open the door for more tests and trials to come.

Learn to thank God IN the situation, for His grace that causes you to overcome, and NOT FOR the situation. Praise God for what He has done for you instead of glorifying the devil for his attacks. There is a line between these two attitudes that is of the utmost importance.

As you rejoice in God's help to overcome the temptation, you will be standing on the Word in faith. This is called patience or steadfastness. As you are patient and consistent, God promises you will be perfect and entire, wanting nothing as He says in James 1:4.

2015 is a great year to be ALIVE!

Have a great year ahead full of blessings.

Norman
 

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God Placed His Best Gift ON A Tree Not Under It!

Posted By at Wednesday, December 24, 2014

 

Here we are - it's Christmas Eve again. Children around the world are getting excited and eagerly looking forward to opening presents wrapped in brightly coloured paper. But it was God Our Heavenly Father who started it all of by giving His Best gift.

Christmas is the time when we should celebrate the birth of Jesus. It's a wonderful time of gift giving but what we need to really remember and celebrate is not just a birth, because there have been millions of babies born naturally, but His birth was a SUPERNATURAL BIRTH.

When Jesus came the first time, He came as a little baby, laid in a manger. The world laughs at the notion of Jesus being God and many use His Name as just a swear word, but He is coming again, not as a baby but as King of Kings.

There are many Christians who have only a vague idea concerning the end of this age and His return, but He is coming to this earth again and they will not use His Name as a swear word then, they will all bow the knee. There is a kingdom coming to this earth that will bring peace and righteousness to this fallen world at last.

When He comes the second time, He will come as the King of kings and Lord of lords, in power and great glory.

Matt 25: 31-34 & 41 When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, "Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world"…Then He will also say to those on the left hand, "Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels…"

And then it will be as said as Rev 11:15 "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever."

Although this kingdom is yet to come outwardly, it dwells inwardly already, in the hearts of those who have called upon the name of Jesus and have declared Him to be their Lord and Saviour. There is NO OTHER NAME given under heaven given among men by which we must be saved Acts 4:12 tells us and no one comes to the Father EXCEPT through Jesus John 14:6.

Many people worship other gods. But no other gods have the name or the power to forgive and restore and bring eternal life and peace.

Are you part of His kingdom? When you call upon the name of the Lord Jesus, the Bible promises that you will be saved, delivered from the authority of the kingdom of darkness and transferred into the Kingdom of God's Beloved Son ready for His soon return.

Are you ready?

Have a great Christmas!

Norman

I have just finished a teaching series on 4 Sunday mornings about GOD'S PLAN and it will be available in a CD album for $20 soon let me know if you would like it and I will pay the postage.

The 4 CDs are:

  1. GOD HAS A PLAN
  2. HOW DO I FIND GOD'S PLAN
  3. HOW DO I DO GOD'S PLAN
  4. I MUST STICK TO GOD'S PLAN.

 
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God Can Lift You Up Out of Trouble

Posted By at Wednesday, December 17, 2014

 

Psalm 91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

One of the great benefits of dwelling in the secret place of the Most High God is that God will provide for you deliverance in whatever way you need it. The person abiding in the shadow of the Almighty is someone who has already set their love on God.

The word "deliver" in Psalm 91:14 means to slip out, to escape, or to lift up and carry away. When you are one who loves God with everything you have, then God will lift you up and carry you right out of danger if He has to. He will cause you to slip right by and escape the traps of the devil.

In Psalm 37:39-40 "But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him."

This is the same word "deliver" and it bears the idea of lifting up and carrying away to safety. The Lord is going to lift you up and He is going to carry you out of trouble. You will escape because you will have a direct intervention of God. It is one thing for God to lead you. But it is another thing when God directly intervenes. When the actual power of God just lifts you above the trouble because there is so much power manifested for you.

We have known God's power many times lift us up and carry us away from trouble.

I remember listening to an old time preacher from South Carolina who told a story of being in a car with several other speakers when a truck came onto the wrong side of the highway just in front of them. Almost in unison the pastors all called out Jesus and suddenly their car was further along the highway away from the truck. God delivered them by lifting them up in their car and placing them in a safe place.

Can you set your love on Him this Christmas season and look to Him for protection and deliverance in times of need?

Norman

I have just finished a teaching series on 4 Sunday mornings about GOD'S PLAN and it will be available in a CD album for $20 soon let me know if you would like it and I will pay the postage.

The 4 CDs are:

  1. GOD HAS A PLAN
  2. HOW DO I FIND GOD'S PLAN
  3. HOW DO I DO GOD'S PLAN
  4. I MUST STICK TO GOD'S PLAN.

Watch this space!

                             

My next book - LOVE THAT LASTS A LIFETIME - HOW TO BE IN LOVE FOR A LIFETIME IN YOUR MARRIAGE! is available right now on Amazon, Waterstones and Barnes & Noble. You can pre-order with me if you wish ($12) and I will pay the post as a special gift to you. Read a preview of this book.
 

 

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Faith Words Can Override Natural Things

Posted By at Wednesday, December 10, 2014

 

There is power in your words. Probably more power than you may possibly even imagine. All through the Scriptures words were used to create, control, and even destroy.

When Jesus heard that Lazarus was dead, He went to the tomb and spoke these words in John 11:43 "Lazarus, come forth!"

When Jesus said those spirit words, Lazarus came out of the grave.

Remember in John 6:63 Jesus said: "His Words were spirit and they were life."

Then in the book of Mark 11:14 Jesus went to get something to eat off a fig tree. After coming over to it, He found nothing on it but leaves, so Jesus spoke to the fig tree and said, "Let no one eat fruit from you ever again."

The next day as Jesus and His disciples passed by, they saw that the fig tree dried up from the roots. In Vs. 21 in the E.R Version "Peter remembered the tree and said to Jesus, “Teacher, look! Yesterday, you told that fig tree to die. Now it is dry and dead!"

Then Jesus answered and made a very dramatic statement pertaining to the words you speak.

Vs 22-23 He said, "Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says."

How much plainer could Jesus have made it? We must speak to the mountain, just like He spoke to the fig tree and just like He spoke to Lazarus, your words have great power too.

In Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

But Kenneth Taylor in the Living Bible says, "Men have died for saying the wrong thing."

So be careful what you say!

I have just finished a 4 part teaching series on Sunday mornings about GOD'S PLAN. It will be available in a CD album for $20 soon. Let me know if you would like it and I will pay the postage.

The 4 CDs are:

  1. GOD HAS A PLAN
  2. HOW DO I FIND GOD'S PLAN
  3. HOW DO I DO GOD'S PLAN
  4. I MUST STICK TO GOD'S PLAN.

Norman

Note: Sales of my new book HOW TO HANDLE DEPRESSION have been going well [on Amazon and on Barnes and Noble for $11.99]. Thanks to all who have purchased it, I trust it blesses you or whomever you give it to.

Watch this space!

                                     

My next book - LOVE THAT LASTS A LIFETIME - HOW TO BE IN LOVE FOR A LIFETIME IN YOUR MARRIAGE! is available right now on Amazon, Waterstones and Barnes & Noble. You can pre-order with me if you wish ($12) and I will pay the post as a special gift to you. Read a preview of this book.
 

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You Will Be Blessed in the Right Place & Plan

Posted By at Wednesday, December 03, 2014

 

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.

God's strategies only work when you and everybody else get in the right place.

Jesus has a place in His body just for you so you need to know what it is.

It is not enough for the pastor to find out that he is called to be a pastor. It is only enough when every part of the church knows what they are supposed to do. That knowledge must come from the Holy Ghost.

If the toe muscle is up in the heart, it is in the wrong place.

If the arm muscles are in the head, there is a problem.

To get the right thing God has for you, then you have to be in the right place. That comes by prayer. It is part of the strategy of God.

The individual who spends enough time before God, will find out the hope of his calling in side of him.

I saw my teaching ministry in my heart long before it ever happened. I saw myself preaching and teaching many people, in different places around the world. I had the image of that on the inside of me.

I have been to America over 27 times, New Zealand 8 times, Philippines several times, Papua New Guinea several times, United Kingdom on a number of occasions, teaching God's Word to hungry hearts.

God will give you an inner image of what He wants you to do.

Your head may say, "I cannot see me doing that."

Somebody else may be saying, "You are not this or not that."

But God will give you an inner image if you will seek Him, so that you can be in the body where He wants you to be. Then He can supply to you what He wants; and He can supply through you what He wants to go to other places. Because every joint supplies when every joint is in the right place!

Right now I am praying for you like Paul prayed, that the eyes of your understanding be opened. You will come to know the inner image. You will see the vision of your place in the plan that God has called you to. You will see your place, your work and get in it. You will be that which God has anointed you to be to bring about the return of the Lord Jesus. I thank God for you. You are in the Body and you are a very important part of it.

Now you should just thank Father God for showing you. Thank Him in advance for showing you what He wants you to do in the future, where He wants you to go, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

I am half way through a teaching series on Sunday mornings about GOD'S PLAN and it will be available in a CD album for $20 soon. Let me know if you would like it and I will pay the postage.

The 4 CDs are:

  1. GOD HAS A PLAN
  2. HOW DO I FIND GOD'S PLAN
  3. HOW DO I DO GOD'S PLAN
  4. I MUST STICK TO GOD'S PLAN.

Norman

Note: Sales of my new book HOW TO HANDLE DEPRESSION have been going well [on Amazon and on Barnes and Noble for $11.99]. Thanks to all who have purchased it, I trust it blesses you or whomever you give it to.

Watch this space!

                             

Here is my next book - LOVE THAT LASTS A LIFETIME - HOW TO BE IN LOVE FOR A LIFETIME IN YOUR MARRIAGE! It's with the publishers right now and should be ready this week. You can pre-order with me if you wish ($12) and I will pay the post as a special gift to you.