Dear Friend, today, is the day to call upon the name of The Lord. We have no promise of tomorrow! Proverbs 27:1 KJV Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Hebrews 4:7 KJV "...To day if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts. Acts 2:21 KJV And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of The Lord shall be saved.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Bible Questions Answered:
“...the Christian life seems to be a struggle...”
The old saying was, if you want to be successful in business, be around successful business people, observe them, and do what they do, etc. True of music, cooking, sports, whatever the subject.
Business Axiom: “Your success depends upon the circle of friends you surround yourself with.”
Often Christians are dejected and forlorn, because they have “not,” surrounded themselves with their Savior and Lord.
Prayerlessness, the fault of many a Christian, and one that may be remedied so easily.
Psalm 53:4 NLT
Will those who do evil never learn? They eat up My people like bread and wouldn’t think of praying to God.
Isaiah 43:21,22 NLT
21 I have made Israel for Myself, and they will someday honor Me before the whole world.
22 “But, dear family of Jacob, you refuse to ask for My help You have grown tired of Me, O Israel!
Isaiah 64:6,7 KJV
6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
Daniel 9:13,14 NLT
13 Every curse written against us in the Law of Moses has come true. Yet we have refused to seek mercy from The Lord our God by turning from our sins and recognizing His Truth.
14 Therefore, The Lord has brought upon us the disaster He prepared. The Lord our God was right to do all of these things, for we did not obey Him.
Zephaniah 1:6 NLT
And I will destroy those who used to worship Me but now no longer do. They no longer ask for The Lord’s guidance or seek My blessings.”
If we feel defeated, it is because we have not been in the presence of our Lord, for in His presence is victory!
I Chronicles 29:11 KJV
Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.
I Corinthians 15:57 KJV
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
If we wish to be over coming Christians, we must surround ourselves with The Lord Jesus (in prayer), and Victorious Christian people.
Psalm 91:1,2 KJV
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of The Most High shall abide under the shadow of The Almighty.
2 I will say of The Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.
Dear Christian, are you under “the shadow of the The Almighty”?
We must be “close,” to The Savior, if we are to be in His shadow!
Axiom: “Your success depends upon the circle of friends, you surround yourself with.”
As Christians we must stay close (In prayer) to The Lord, for our over coming victory!
I Chronicles 16:11 KJV
Seek The Lord and His strength, seek His face continually.
Matthew 7:7 KJV
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Matthew 26:41 KJV
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Luke 18:1 KJV
And He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
John 16:24 KJV
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in My name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
Ephesians 6:18 NLT
Pray in The Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
I Thessalonians 5:17 KJV
Pray without ceasing.
James 5:13 KJV
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
Psalm 91:15,16 KJV
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him My salvation.
Isaiah 58:9 NLT
Then when you call, The Lord will answer.‘Yes, I am here,’ He will quickly reply..."
Isaiah 65:24 KJV
I will answer them before they even call to Me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!
Zechariah 13:9 KJV
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is My people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.
Luke 11:9 KJV
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
John 15:7 KJV
If ye abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Friends, our strength, our encouragement, lies in living near The Lord. In prayer, we will speak to Him, and He with us.
Isaiah 40:31 KJV
But they that wait upon The Lord (Prayer) 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.
John 14:16-18 KJV
16 And I will pray The Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever;
17 Even The Spirit Of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.