1). How do we keep on fighting?
We keep on fighting by reading God’s Word daily, praying God’s Word daily, staying connected to the Holy Spirit, and line our thoughts up with God’s thoughts.
2). Let’s Read and explain (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).
“4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ,” We must remember that this war is not ours. Its already won through Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior, but we must obey the Holy Spirit when He prompt us to do what is necessary to stay focus on God’s Word daily. It’s a fighting going on in the minds of all believers to keep us from thinking the way God want us to think. When we read and study the Word of God it brings down these thoughts to obey. And we must remember to do this daily because it does take time to get the Word in our spirit-man.
3). Let’s Read (Proverbs 3:5-6) again.
“5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” It means just what it says, trust the Lord with all your heart, don’t depend on your understanding, because the enemy sometimes uses it to confuse you. In everything pray and talk to God about it. The Holy Spirit is our guide in our journey.
4). What is the (Power Thoughts)?
The power thoughts are God’s Word! When we choose our thoughts based on God’s Word, our thoughts, our words, and our actions will be full of His truths, and we will experience the blessings He has for us.
5). How do we stand still?
Standing still means getting in God’s Word and waiting on Him no matter what. “Be still’ means to stop striving, stop fighting, relax. It also means to “put your hands down”. Sometimes we put our hands up to defend ourselves from all that life can bring our way. “Trust Him.”
6). Let’s Read and get this scripture in our spirit, (Psalm 46:10).
“10 Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” It is a good scripture to get in your sprit, “knowing this” will help us when we are in a battle.
7). Why do God tell us to be still?
On my part, I will mess it up!! He wants us to trust Him, obey Him, and relax in our journey.
8). Let’s Read (John 16:13).
“13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak, and he will show you things to come.” AMEN.
9). Let’s Read (Romans 8:14) again.
“14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
10). Why do some Christian never grow up?
The sad truth is that many Christians who have been born again never really go on to be led by the Holy Spirit. Consequently, they never achieve maturity. They never become the kind of complete Christians that God intends. We must ask God to help us yield to His Holy Spirit, He will do it.
11). What is the difference between law and grace?
Law was created for the Hebrew nation when they came out of bondage from Egypt, but God knew they could not keep the law in their own selves, so God sent His Son Jesus to die for us to live under grace, free from the bondage of the law, but it does not mean we still sin. There is a difference! The love God has given us keep us in the boundary of the law and make us able to keep the law through grace. God is Love! AMEN.
12). Let’s Read (Ephesians 2:8).
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”
13). Do we live as sons of God by keeping a set of rules?
No, we can’t! We live by grace through faith in Christ Jesus our Lord.
14). How can we live as mature children of God?
We live as sons of God by being led by the Holy Spirit. That is the only way we can live as God’s mature children.
15). Who empowers you to live free from sin?
When you embrace God’s grace, He empowers you to live free from the control of sin. In Romans 6:14, Paul is speaking to people who have received the grace of God.
16). Let’s Read again, yes, again (Romans 8:14). Thanks.
“14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
17). Let’s Read (Galatians 5:18).
“18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.”
18). Pray this prayer, “Create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit in me.” (Psalms 51:10), “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
19). Let’s Read the whole chapter of (Romans 7).
I read this chapter! Good read.
20). Explain the marriage relationship between your fleshly nature and the Holy Spirit.
After you are born-again your life will not be determined by the amount of effort you make, but by the person to whom you are married. If you are married to your fleshly nature, you will bring forth the works of the flesh. But if—through the Holy Spirit—you are united with the resurrected Christ, through that union you will bring forth the fruit of the Spirit.
21). Let’s Read (John 15:4-5)
“4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
22). Explain the vine and the branches.
The Father is the Vinedresser, Jesus is the Vine, and we are the branches. We must stay connected to Him through the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit is the one who produces the fruit. AMEN.
23). Who is your personal Guide?
The Holy Spirit is my Guide!
24). Explain the characters in the story of Abraham in (Genesis 24). What did Rebekah represent in the story?
Abraham is a type of God the Father. Isaac is a type of Jesus Christ the Son. The chosen bride (whose name was Rebekah) is a type of the church. Then there is one other main character who remains nameless: the servant. The servant is a type of the Holy Spirit.
26). Let’s Read (Romans 1:17, Habakkuk 2:4, Hebrews 10:38).
(Habakkuk 2:4) Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
(Romans 1:17) For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.
(Hebrews 10:38) Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
27). What did you learn from reading the book of Romans?
I have read it repeatedly and will read it again!
Our work is trusting and accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, so we can not boast in our salvation. Jesus did the work on the cross, the Holy Spirit does the work in our life. Romans tells us this through out the whole book, especially chapter (8). Chapter (7) is very encouraging. Paul’s conclusion is clear enough: Righteousness cannot be obtained through our efforts to keep the law. Rather, it must be 1) given through Christ, 2) received by faith rather than works and 3) available to Gentiles as well as Jews. When it comes to salvation, Jews do not have special privileges. The law, which was given to Israel, is not the means of salvation.
28). Read the devotion and answer some questions.
29), What is a discerning spirit?
Discernment in the Bible is the spiritual characteristic of sound judgment for perceiving the difference between right and wrong, good and evil, truth and error, and identifying God’s will and direction for his people. Discernment is necessary to understand spiritual truth, live holy as God intends, avoid life’s pitfalls and dangers, and properly govern society.
30). Discernment is essential to what?
Understanding God’s will, distinguishing truth from error, avoiding being deceived by sin, differentiating between good and best, distinguishing between legalism and liberty, recognizing when God is speaking, and receiving godly counsel. Hallelujah!!!
31). What is the source of a discerning spirit?
The source of a discerning spirit is having the Holy Spirit dwell in you, reading the Word of God daily, receiving godly teaching, and experiencing obeying God’s prompting when needed.
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