Many people are under the delusion that God will guard, keep and hold them, which leaves no need for the individual to do anything for himself. Hence, such a person is a spiritual disaster waiting to happen! The truth is, scattered throughout the Bible God has given us various safeguards for us to act upon to protect ourselves under grace. It is our responsibility to do such or be negligent to our own harm. God tells us what to do, gives warnings about dangers and allows us with free will to do the righteously wise things or refuse to our injury. If you are a Christian, take warning and safeguard your soul.
Don't be deceived! According to Scripture, these things can happen after you get saved.
When a person becomes a true Christian he enters a brand new life. In a moment of time he passes from death to life, from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to the power of God. Many things start to happen to him that may be surprising.
If you are ashamed of the Jesus Christ and his words among the wicked in your neighborhood, job site, family, friends, etc. he, in turn, will be ashamed of YOU.
We are living in spiritually perilous days. There are various reasons why this is the case, but one of the chief reasons has to do with the all-out attack on the fear of God. It is dangerously lacking in the pulpits and in the pews.
Read these questions and change for a personal revival. They are POWERFUL.
In the Parable of the Ten Virgins, Jesus taught that five out of ten (or 50%) of the people who once had a light burning in their spiritual lanterns will not be known by him when he returns (Mt. 25:1-13). The context of that teaching is specifically for the last generation. This same kind of incredible apostasy-warning is also found in Mt. 24:10; 2 Thess. 2:3; 1 Tim. 4:1 and 2 Tim. 4:4. It's eternally important, therefore, that we stay ready to meet the Lord. This is where safeguards come in! Chapter 24 of the book, The Believer's Conditional Security by Dan Corner.]
In 1 Sam. 30, we read of events that occurred over 1,000 years before the Lord Jesus was born of the virgin Mary. Much truth and relevancy for our modern age can be drawn from this chapter. You must learn to encourage yourself! To encourage yourself in the Lord is important for endurance.
The Bible reveals much about the importance of our thought life. While some groups have gone too far with the thoughts of the mind, like Christian Science, Unity and others, there is still a definite importance revealed in Scripture about the thought life!
Certain spiritual truths and principles found in the Word of God are especially emphasized by words like "remember," "remind," "do not forget," etc. Then on the other hand, there are certain things the Christian is told to "forget." The cited list contains these Scriptures. They should be pondered and repondered periodically, as would be indicated by these special words.
This life is a test to see who will enter the kingdom of God. Part of our "test" is with those who sin against us. Be SURE to read this article!
Paul's mind was focused in on the ETERNAL and the SPIRITUAL, rather than just the temporal and the physical.
According to the Bible, to enter the kingdom of God, after initial salvation, we must and must not ...
One Of The Devil's Chief Weapons To Damn Your Soul?
A few months before I was born, my dad met a stranger who was new to our small Tennessee town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer, and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around to welcome me into the world a few months later .... Is The Stranger lurking in your home?
All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION, NIV, Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.
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