"New" Israeli invites disaster

Written by David Ben-Ariel


Hosea 1:9 9Then God said: "Call his name Lo-Ammi, For you are not My people, And I will not be your God. God rejects all those "new" Israeli rejects, those Jews and Israelis so detached from their Hebrew roots and biblical responsibilities, so cut off from reality, and soon to be cut off fromrepparttar biblical Promised Land of ISRAEL, tossed out like so much litter, so much worthless refuse (Jer. 6:30), for

God Always Causes Us To Triumph

Written by Maurice Perry


Daily encounters with problems, trials and tribulations have been, and always will berepparttar norm for those that are seeking to liverepparttar 149319 Christian life. Resistance from Satan and His government, powers, principalities in high places and demonic activity throughoutrepparttar 149320 world, will try to wear us down mentally, physically, emotionally and even spiritually. Whether it be a struggling marriage, financial difficulties, wayward children, drug or alcohol addiction, pornography addiction, anger, jealousy, fear, or so on and so forth, these all become daily battles in our life that we must overcome in order to proceed to greater heights inrepparttar 149321 kingdom of God. Our intimacy and communication with God is temporarily affected by these situations.

Apostle Paul gave an excellent testimony torepparttar 149322 church at Corinth about his bout withrepparttar 149323 enemy:

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 7And lest I should be exalted above measure throughrepparttar 149324 abundance ofrepparttar 149325 revelations, there was given to me a thorn inrepparttar 149326 flesh,repparttar 149327 messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8For this thing I besoughtrepparttar 149328 Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, thatrepparttar 149329 power of Christ may rest upon me. 10Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

In Paulís moment of encountering opposition from Satan,repparttar 149330 first thing that he did was seekrepparttar 149331 Lordís counsel, and he immediately received a response. The Lordís response was that His grace was sufficient for Paul, and thatrepparttar 149332 Lordís strength is perfect for any weakness. But what about Paulís thorn in his flesh? How doesrepparttar 149333 Lordís strength help Paul?

Paul continues and answers this question followingrepparttar 149334 word ofrepparttar 149335 Lord: ďMost gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, thatrepparttar 149336 power of Christ may rest upon me.Ē

We must allowrepparttar 149337 unquenchable, powerful Spirit ofrepparttar 149338 Lord to rest on us and abide within us so that He can dorepparttar 149339 work that He wants to do. We donít have to fight our battles and wage warfare withrepparttar 149340 enemy becauserepparttar 149341 Spirit ofrepparttar 149342 Lord wants to do that within us and for us. It is in our places of weakness thatrepparttar 149343 Holy Spirit builds us up, fortifies us, fights for us, and conquers for us. We can do all things through Christ Jesus!

Psalm 24:7-9 7Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; andrepparttar 149344 King of glory shall come in. 8Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty,repparttar 149345 LORD mighty in battle. 9Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; andrepparttar 149346 King of glory shall come in.

Yes, our Lord is strong and mighty, and He is mighty in battle. To battle is whatrepparttar 149347 Lord wants to do, and He wants to go to battle for us. The Holy Spirit is designed byrepparttar 149348 Father and sent on assignment to do battle on our behalf. Throughrepparttar 149349 Holy Spirit, we are able to wage warfare on our enemies inrepparttar 149350 spirit realm, enemies that we donít see, butrepparttar 149351 Holy Spirit within us is able to discern them and battle them for us.

Ephesians 6:10 10Finally, my brethren, be strong inrepparttar 149352 Lord, and inrepparttar 149353 power of his might.

Here Paul encouragesrepparttar 149354 Ephesians to continue to be strong inrepparttar 149355 Lord, and that His might is powerful. ďMightĒ is defined asrepparttar 149356 power, authority, or resources of an individual or group. It isrepparttar 149357 might of Father God, Jesus Christ,repparttar 149358 Son, andrepparttar 149359 Holy Spirit (each as individuals and together as a group - Trinity) that enables us to excel and triumph in battle.

How do we turn onrepparttar 149360 might of God?

We are able to turn onrepparttar 149361 might of God by obtaining knowledge ofrepparttar 149362 Word of God.

Daniel 11:32 32And such as do wickedly againstrepparttar 149363 covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: butrepparttar 149364 people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

Those that are able to hearrepparttar 149365 voice ofrepparttar 149366 Lord and knowrepparttar 149367 Lord shall be made strong in times of trouble, trials and tribulations. Then willrepparttar 149368 people that are able to hear Godís voice be able to do exploits, or heroic acts, forrepparttar 149369 average individual does not possessrepparttar 149370 might, power or knowledge to carry them out.

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