And Jesus said to him, “ ‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.” (Mark 9:23-24)
Whenever you’re facing a stressful situation in your life, such as the loss of your job or a large unexpected expense, you might feel as though you’ve been punched in the stomach. As you’re left to wonder what’s going on, you find yourself calling out to God, telling Him that you love Him and trust that He’s got it all under control.
“And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 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” (Matthew 4:3-4).
When you are engaging in spiritual warfare, it is best to learn how to fight from the best general you could ever find. Yes, Jesus can ensure your victory, and He has provided in our Holy Scriptures a very effective battle plan.
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
The popular verse that says that God will make time for people, who come before Him, is quoted often at bible studies and sermons. It usually suggests that we can be bold while coming before God. Even though this is true, certain other truths that are in this verse are often overlooked, as we sometimes cannot see the overall picture like missing the forest and seeing only trees.
“Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.” (Acts 20:28).
Most Christian hymns are about the Christ’s blood. As a Christian, you may have heard the classics like ‘What can wash my sins away, nothing but the blood of Jesus’, ‘Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb’, ‘Would you be free from the burden of sin?’ and ‘There is power in the blood in the blood’. Actually, there is no salvation without the blood of Jesus Christ.
“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15 – 16).
We are living in a day and age wherein what used to be expected as Christian behavior is now open to debate. This is something that never occurred in most of the 2,000 years since Calvary. There was no debate as to whether or not a Christian should live a pure, holy life. Instead, this was simply a given and assumed to be a basic truth that required absolutely no debate whatsoever.