Commit to God:
The same degree that we are committed to our local Church is the same degree we are committed to God (Ephesians 1:22-23). The Church is HIS body, the fullness of HIM.
2. We must read God’s Word daily:
Mankind CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT GOD’S WORD (Matt. 4:4). We must have DAILY BREAD (Matt. 6:11) (the greatest strength comes from the Epistles)
3. We must pray God’s Word daily to HIM (Matt.6:10-16):
Jesus (who is the Word of God – John 1:1; 14) is the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by Jesus. (Praying is talking to God and we can only talk to the Lord in agreement with His Word). I strongly suggest the Ephesians prayer which is: 1:17-19; 3:14-20 praying this prayer in the 1st person.
4. We must guard every thought:
The devil’s thoughts are seeds of destruction. Any small thought that is from satan will eventually cause destruction in one’s life. The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). We must make every thought obey God’s Word (II Corinthians 10:3-5). If we are not totally positive that EVERY thought that comes to us is from God, we must not let it stay in our minds. We must replace that thought with one that is of God. Jesus said, He came to give us life and to give it to us more abundantly (John 10:10).
5. We must have actions:
James 2:19, 20 (Note: If we say we have faith but do not have natural actions of what the Word says, then all we have is devil faith (belief). Even the devils of hell say there is a God, they all say the Word of God is true; but they will not act on it. If we are sick, we MUST act well!) Illustration: In order for a human to stay alive; they must also do 4 things every day.
- 1. We must breath.
- 2. We must drink water.
- 3. We must eat.
- 4. We must exercise.
In like manner, we have an eternal spirit and it must have 4 things every day to to stay alive spiritually. Every day we MUST:
- 1. Read God’s Word.
- 2. We must talk to the Lord (prayer).
- 3. We must Guard our thoughts.
- 4. We must act like God’s Word is true.
These things are not bondage or bad. It is enjoyable. It causes us to stay alive.
Note: If you have a more serious problem you need more of God’s Word; more of God’s medicine. God’s Word is referred to as medicine for our flesh (the Hebrew word for health in Proverbs 4:22 is co-equally rendered as “medicine). In this case find scripture to support your need and confess it audibly 300 times per day.
By : Pastor Mel Bond
From : Agape Church Website
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