Dr Norm's Mid-Week Faith Booster

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Stay Built Up in the Word if You Want Success

Posted By at Wednesday, June 28, 2017

 

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

We build 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 you're feeling defeated, it could be because you'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.

Let God's word tell you who you are and what you 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 life. 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 a promise of long life.

Acknowledge, agree with, recognise, confess and speak the Word of God only! Then choose to see yourself as God sees you and speak out these truths even when you don't yet see the reality as yet.

When God called Gideon "A mighty warrior..." in Judges 6:12, there was no evidence to suggest that it was true. God saw and spoke what Gideon would become.

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.

You will build your faith as you constantly remind yourself of who you are in Christ.

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

If you are someone who deals with trouble emotionally, you should print out and stick the following scriptures on your refrigerator door.

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

When you put the Word in you, it's powerful enough to keep you safe and the Word causes you to be victorious.

When you put the Word of God in you, that's what will come out of your mouth in times of trouble. Instead of being stricken with fear, you will speak out the Word of God. And it's the Word that brings your deliverance.

So here are some scriptures for you to put on your refrigerator door. Take a dose by speaking out 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 hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob 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 is 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

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Never EVER Give Up!

Posted By at Wednesday, June 21, 2017

 

Some of the most successful people in history experienced significant setbacks as they followed their dreams, but instead of being discouraged and defeated, they refused to give up.

Henry Ford was an entrepreneur who tried and failed five times at business until he finally invented the automobile and became a financial success.

Walt Disney actually had to go through bankruptcy several times in the process of building Disneyland.

The famous minister, John Wesley encountered many difficulties and opposition as he preached the Gospel but refused to give up, and eventually saw hundreds of thousands of souls come to the Lord as a result of his ministry.

Most people don’t ever experience the life of their dreams simply because they give up way too easily. Not giving up on your dreams also means being smart. You can try all you want but if you’re taking the wrong set of actions, you’re not going to get very far.

We may fail at one thing or at several things, but that does not make us a failure. The truth is, we are never a failure unless we give up.

If you face opposition to your dream or calling and think it's easier to just let it go, there are some radical adjustments you must make in your thinking that will strengthen you so that you will not quit.

Here are some things to consider, as you make these adjustments.

1. There is always “a way.”

When the devil or people say, “This will never happen,” it's easy to become discouraged. But the truth is, there is always A WAY because Jesus is “The Way!” [John 14:6] Even the prophet Isaiah said that God would make a way in the wilderness [Isaiah 43:19].

It may not be easy, convenient, or happen quickly, but if you will simply 'keep on keeping on' and refuse to quit, you will accomplish what God has put in your heart.

2. Consistency is key.

If we want to make progress in any area of our lives, we need to keep doing the right thing; not always the same thing, but the right thing, over a period of time. In fact, that is what consistency means. Someone said that the greatest testimony we could have is, “I’m still here.” The Apostle Paul finished what he was called to do even though he had ample opportunities to give up. But he declared to Timothy in 2 Tim 4:7 “I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

3. You have authority over satan.

Jesus said in Luke 10:19 “Behold I give you power (authority) to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."

We are to use the Word of God and the Name of Jesus as our authority and drive the devil and his cohorts out of our lives, our affairs and our areas. We must take responsibility to speak God's Word to the devil and drive away the evil forces that hinder our lives and what God has called us to do. The Word says in James 4:7 that as we submit ourselves to God and resist the devil, he will flee from us. So stand your ground and resist him in the power and anointing of God.

One of the primary reasons people give up is that when they try things and don’t succeed, they then feel like a failure. The truth is, we're never a failure unless we give up altogether. We can always win no matter what we feel like.

Just remember; 'a setback is just a setup for a comeback!'

Norman

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Are You a Promise Keeper?

Posted By at Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Do you remember when you were younger and sometimes made promises to your friends? To show how serious you were you would make a promise like, "Cross my heart and hope to die," if you did not keep the promise.

Maybe I'm more cynical now as an adult, but it seems that instead of the intense desire to live out our word, the slogan for this generation is more likely to be, "Promises are made to be broken."

Gone are the days when we could seal a promise with a simple handshake. Now even signed and notarized documents are often called into question. The legal system can over-ride most promises that are challenged in court.

Even one of the most important promises that people can make in life, their wedding vows, are not really taken very seriously anymore. Elizabeth and I are now almost into our 54th year in a few weeks time.

One minister told of a time at the end of a wedding rehearsal when the groom spoke to the pastor with an unusual offer. He said, "Look, I'll give you $100 if you'll change the wedding vows. When you get to the part where I'm supposed to promise to love, honour and obey and be faithful to her forever, I'd appreciate it if you'd just leave that out."

He passed the minister $100 and walked away feeling satisfied.

On the day of the wedding when it came time for the groom's vows, the pastor looked the young man in the eye and said, "Will you promise to prostrate yourself before her, obey her every command and wish, serve her breakfast in bed every morning of your life, and swear eternally before God and your lovely wife that you will not ever even look at another woman, as long as you both shall live?"

The groom gulped and looked around and replied in a very small voice, "Yes." Then he leaned toward the pastor and whispered, "I thought we had a deal?"

The pastor then put $100 back into the groom's hand and whispered, "She made me a better offer."

So it seems most promises made nowadays are made to be broken and are not really taken seriously. Now I know that's not true of everyone. I'm sure most of us still value the importance of keeping our word. 

An older minister who was a good friend of mine, [he's now in heaven], used to add a vow to all marriages he performed and it was, "We promise before God this marriage will not end in divorce!"

But it is a sign of our times that many people don’t like making promises at all—just try throwing a party and ask people to RSVP! Very few respond because they don’t want to break their promise that they will attend—they want to keep their options open incase they get a better offer.

At many church services people promise to attend and then without excuse don’t turn up at all. However The Word says in Heb 10:25 AMP not forsaking our meeting together [as believers for worship and instruction], as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more [faithfully] as you see the day [of Christ’s return] approaching.

I know God is serious about keeping His promises otherwise we would have nothing to live for! He certainly expects us to keep our promises, just like HE keeps His!

So do you really believe that when God makes a promise, He’ll keep it? Or do you think that God is perhaps a promise-breaker just like many others, you might know?

It would be very hard to pray confidently and in faith if we thought that way about Him!

Norman

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Don't Get Caught in the Mouth Trap!

Posted By at Wednesday, June 07, 2017

 

Here is a principle I would like to share with you today to help you win in life!

You can become trapped by the very words that come out of your own mouth! You could be hung by your tongue! Your words set in motion the direction that you will take. You must realise that your level of faith in God will never rise above your confession of faith.

Why is that? Because every word that comes out of your mouth either produces faith or fear.

If you speak fear, that fear will destroy your faith.

You can become trapped, snared, by fear even though you want to be a person of faith.

By the same token, your positive statement of faith from God's Word; the words of faith that come out of your mouth, will create a new level faith which will destroy fear and doubt and unbelief.

Your words will either create a trap to snare you; or a springboard to launch you up and onward.

Your words either bring victory or bring defeat.

You cannot have a faith walk with fear talk.

Faith and fear are like oil and water; they don't mix!

Faith talk brings a faith walk.

Your tongue and your words will be to your life what a steering wheel is to a car. Whichever direction the steering wheel turns the car goes.

In the same manner, your direction is determined by your words...your feet will follow your mouth. Everything that comes out of your mouth makes its impression and leaves its influence upon your life. They are indelible marks on your life. So learn to guard the words that come out of your mouth.

Can you honestly listen to the way you say things and guard your words? If you do you can probably be free from most of the problems you may be facing right now!

You may very well find that you have created a trap for yourself by speaking words that are contrary to God's Word!

Begin to believe for God's best and speak forth words that confirm God's best in your life. Be loosed from the noose; do not get caught in the mouth trap!

Norman

Dr. Norman Campbell

FAMILY FAITH CENTRE [PVAC Building]

We are WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park so if you are not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding.

It's exciting 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!

160 Centenary Drive, Mill Park Victoria 3082 [Corner of Plenty Road & Centenary Drive]