Saturday, February 20, 2016
Bible Questions Answered:
“...I don't see much happening, some seem to be doing great things...”
Betty/ Huntington, New York U.S.A.
Ineffectiveness, or weakness speak of several things in the life of a Christian.
1.) A Weak Prayer Life:
Psalm 2:8 KJV
Ask of Me (PRAYER), and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Psalm 55;17 KJV
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice.
Isaiah 40:29-31 KJV
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon The Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Luke 11:9,10 KJV
9 And I say unto you, Ask (PRAYER), and it shall be given you; seek (IN PRAYER), and ye shall find; knock (IN PRAYER), and it shall be opened unto you.
10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Luke 22:45,46 KJV
45 And when He rose up from prayer, and was come to His disciples, He found them sleeping for sorrow,
46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray..."
I Thessalonians 5:17 KJV
Pray without ceasing.
2.) Worldly Priorities:
If there is anything that can keep you from a successful Christian life, its being too mindful of earthly things.
Romans 12:1,2 KJV
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Galatians 6:14 NLT
As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world’s interest in me has also died.
II Timothy 2:4 KJV
No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
I John 2:15 KJV
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of The Father is not in him.
3.) Lack Of Spiritual Nourishment:
Matthew 4:4 KJV
But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
John 6:63 KJV
It is The Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life.
Philippians 2:16 KJV
Hold firmly to the word of life..."
James 1:5,18 NLT
5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
18 He chose to give birth to us by giving us His True Word. And we, out of all creation, became His prized possession.
I Peter 2:2 KJV
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
4.) A Weak Confession, Or Lack Of It:
Matthew 10:32,33 KJV
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 28:19,20 KJV
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of The Father, and of The Son, and of The Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Mark 8:38 KJV
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall The Son Of Man be ashamed, when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.
Romans 10:9,10 NLT
9 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.
Christian, “KEEP GOING ON!”
Wherever life finds you, keep going on for The Lord, we must, like the marathon racer, go on to the finish line.
Philippians 3:13,14 KJV
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 4:13 KJV
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of The Son Of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: