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06/12/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 16:00

We so easily limit God. When our “big” problems make us fear, we have taken our eyes off our great God and judge His ability to help according to what we can understand. But the truth is, God is unlimited.

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 270

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 14:00

Scripture:

Ps. 143:8 (NIV)
… Show me the way I should go …

Comment:

Serving God, means to follow Him, and His way.

In order to become effective in spiritual warfare, like in every other service for God, we must be aware of the guidance of the Holy Spirit. What seems to be right, can in the end, turn out to be wrong.

There are those who say we are free to do what we think is best, that is within God’s limitations of course. We could compare it with a football field, where you have to stay within the field, but you can place yourself wherever you think is the best. Such a thought might seem good, but we must understand that God has planned our lives in detail. He has a special position for each of us.

God doesn’t call you to serve Him, and then watch you struggle to get there. He has a plan for every single step, for every part of the way. Of course that doesn’t mean you are forced to do exactly what God has planned. You have a free will and the right to make your own choices. But, in order to get into the fullness of God’s plan you need to listen to Him and obey Him.

Out of our eagerness to expand the Kingdom of God, we may easily act out our own ideas and calculations, but that way we loose power. It’s only when we act according to God’s plan that we become effective.

Isa. 30:21
And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

06/11/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 16:00

God may have spoken to you personally about something. Then you need to realize that in order for it to be fulfilled you need to follow Jesus. There is no other way. The same applies to a local congregation. If the church follows Jesus, God’s Kingdom will expand in a powerful way. However, if a church does not follow Jesus, nothing will be accomplished.

06/10/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 16:00

When we decide to do things the way WE want, we have stopped following Jesus. We’ve made ourselves lords.

06/09/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 16:00

A man had been hired for a job, and he was full of joy. The first day at work  he began doing things he saw that needed to be done. All the time he thought “My boss will be so happy since I’ve done this!” The man meant well, but he was still wrong. He made a crucial mistake. He did not ask his boss what he wanted him to do. We often make the same mistake in our Christian life. We want to do good things for God, but we forget to ask Him what He wants us to do.

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 269

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 14:00

Scripture:

Ps. 143:8 (ESV)
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust …

(Swedish version: “Let me in the morning experience your grace, for in you I trust …”)

Comment:

Faith is not about having a lot of spiritual muscles, but it is all about trusting in the Lord.

It is when we trust in the Lord that we can expect to receive God’s ability. The evil spiritual world knows that very well, and many of their attacks aim to make us doubt. The attacks are most often done through “thought darts”. Suddenly the thoughts are there, and we think they are our own thoughts and pursue the ideas.

Are the following thoughts familiar?

  • I will never make it
  • I wonder if I am really saved?
  • What if God doesn’t exist?
  • I am stuck, and I will never be free
  • I have prayed for so long, but it seems like God doesn’t want to heal me

We could have made the list longer, but what the examples have in common is, the enemy attacks with thoughts of doubt. We need to learn what doubt really is.

Jam. 1:6-7 (ESV)
6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;

The enemy tries to make you doubt so you will not get answers to your prayers. Refuse to receive such thoughts!

Let’s do what David did. He trusted in God, and expected Him to give him His ability. The more we choose to trust in God, the more faith we will have, and the more difficult it will be for the enemy to attack us with doubt.

06/08/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 16:00

God has his own way of counting. When we do something that we think is very good, and we give it the value of 1,000,000 and it is not of God, He multiplies with a zero and the end value is zero. If we, on the other hand, do something that we don’t think is particularly important, and we give it the value of one, but we are being obedient to God, He multiplies it with 1,000,000 and the end value becomes 1,000,000.

06/07/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 16:00

If someone treats us bad, and he confesses it before God, he is forgiven. But if we refuse to forgive the person, God will not forgive us.

Introduction to spiritual warfare – part 4

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 14:00

Spirits, do they exist?

The answer to the question; ‘do spirits really exist, or is it just superstition?’ is, of course, very important when talking about spiritual warfare. Obviously we cannot fight something that isn’t real!
If spirits are real however, it would be a mistake not being aware of them.

The Bible shows us that there are spirits

Our position, that spirits really do exist, is based on the Word of God. We look upon the Bible as the absolute truth and the Bible talks about angels, and demons.

The Bible describes many confrontations between Jesus and demons. To state that Jesus, the son of God, acted out of superstition and drove out spirits that didn’t really exist, would be very close to blasphemy. That is, of course, if you believe in Jesus.

If there are two demons behind a bush, don’t just look for one!!

There is a statement that is very common. It is about not seeing demons in everything. Have you heard it said: “We shouldn’t look for demons behind every bush”? And what is the result of this comment? Now people don’t look at all, and the only ones who benefit from this, are the demons.

Isn’t there a risk that we blame our own carnality on spirits?

The Bible tells us that we have a flesh. Should we blame demons when we, in reality, should deal with our carnality? Absolutely not! There is no conflict between the Holy Spirit sanctifying us, and obeying Jesus when he commands us to cast out evil spirits. It is not either – or, but both!

06/06/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 16:00

If we choose to speak to others about somebody’s faults, instead of trying to help that person get right, then we have ended up gossiping. If we devote ourselves to gossip we can end up being in trouble more than the person we gossip about.

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