Truth And Action, Titus (Part 4)

This is located in the NKJV Spirit-Filled Bible Third Edition.

The Walk of Faith

Some think walking by faith only has to do wtih bold acts of power in the Holy Spirit. While these are part of our faith journey, walking by faith also call us to everyday interaction with and leading of God’s people. Paul left Titus in charge of resolving the problems in the church in Crete. He charged him to confront those living in ungodliness, teaching deceptive doctrines, and casuing division in the church. Carrying out this demanding responsibility no doubt required great faith. Leaders must walk in faith as they interact with and lead God’s people. In faith, rely on God when it is necessary to confront any form of ungodliness, remembering Jesus’ love as your motive and example.

Action

Understand that we all face problems that need to be resolved and set in order. In faith, go to God, pray, and ask Him to use you and give you wisdom and insight that will help to solve the problems you or those around you face.

Remember that the goal of all rebuke is to restore the person in deception back to sound, healthy faith. Give correction in a manner that will bring restoration.

Encourage faith, exhort people to live in Godliness, expose deceptive doctrine and divisive behavior, convict through the power of the Spirit, and reprove in order to restore to full, strong faith.

warn those who bring division in the church to stop. The Bible’s language is strong: after one or two warnings by leadership, fellowship is to be broken with one who continues to be divisive. Understand that division inn the church is seen as perverse behavior. Seek unity in the body of Christ.

If you haven’t accepted Christ as your savior yet and would like to do so, please pray these words:

“Jesus, I acknowledge I am a sinner and I am in need of salvation. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross. Come into my heart and make me new. Thank you for your gift of eternal life. Help me to learn to walk with you now. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

If you prayed that prayer, please tell someone that can guide you in your next steps in your relationship with Jesus.

God Bless,

Beverly H.

Truth And Action, Titus (Part 3)

This is located in the NKJV Spirit-Filled Bible Third Edition. Think about what Jesus did on the cross for us He not only covered a multitude of sins but He made us holy through Him. We are to strive to be more like Jesus everyday of our born again lives and that gives me incentive to do good things for the One who layed down His life for us. He died a horrendous death so the least I can do is tell others so they have the same opportunity of eternal life as I do.

Pursuing Holiness

We have been made holy to live holy lives. God’s grace teaches us to do good works not to earn salvation, but because we are free from sinful behavior and free to do good things for God. This is the privilege and inheritance of God’s people, not harsh law to be followed and fulfilled. Holy living is the response of God’s chosen and special people to the redeeming love and immeasurable grace of Jesus Christ.

Action

Understand that Jesus rescued us from evil and from repeatedly falling into sin. He has made us holy. He has made us His own, special people. He has also made us to burn with zeal and enthusiasm to do good works by His grace. Be zealous, therefore, and do good things for God.

Have you ever been a situation that you needed to be rescued from? If you have I’m sure you remember how scary it was. I remember when I found out that I had to have open heart surgery, I was 33 years old and I was absolutely terrified it was a major surgery I was put on a bypass machine so they could work on my heart. I had aortic stenosis so I was put on a machine that kept me alive while the doctor replaced my aortic valve. That was a wake up call for me it gave me a new look on life. I pray that you don’t have to have a wake up call you get your attention, God is calling, will you answer? May the peace of God be with today and everyday.

If you haven’t accepted Christ as your savior yet and would like to do so, please pray these words:

“Jesus, I acknowledge I am a sinner and I am in need of salvation. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross. Come into my heart and make me new. Thank you for your gift of eternal life. Help me to learn to walk with you now. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

If you prayed that prayer, please tell someone that can guide you in your next steps in your relationship with Jesus.

God Bless,

Beverly H.

Truth And Action, Titus (Part 2)

This is located in the NKJV Spirit-Filled Bible Third Edition. God wants to have a relationship with us through His Son, Jesus Christ, He wants us to spend time with Him. We can do that by being in His word and being in prayer, talk to God, He listens patiently and if we are quiet and listen with our hearts He will answer.

Cultivating Dynamic Devotion

Complete surrender of our lives to Jesus frees us to love Him and devote ourselves to God wholly. When we love God unreservedly, our devotional lives are set ablaze with the fire of God. The Holy Spirit is free to mold and shape us and use us beyond what we thought possible. Devote yourself to God afresh each day. Give Him all of you;do not with hold anything from Him. Give yourself to your Creator as a mouthpiece to spread the good news of Salvation.

Action

Be willing to submit yourself to Jesus as Lord of your entire life. Devote your whole life to Him, and follow Him fully.

Worship God, who promised us eternal life even before time began. Place your hope confidently in His promise, for He nnot lie. He is trustworthy.

Worship jesus; give Him all of your Devotion and Love. Know that Jesus expresses God’s kindness and love toward us.

I love that God gives us free will to choose His son for salvation or not and choose hell. For me when I finally surrendered my life to Jesus it truly was freeing for me I realized it was easier to work with God than to work against Him. He blesses me everyday life a wonderful husband 4 beautiful grandchildren 5 awesome children, one that went home to be with Jesus in 2017, a home and so much more. God never promised me that I would have an easy life and it hasn’t been, but I have the joy knowing that I will spend eternity with with my Creator and Savior. My God’s peace be with you today and everyday.

If you haven’t accepted Christ as your savior yet and would like to do so, please pray these words:

“Jesus, I acknowledge I am a sinner and I am in need of salvation. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross. Come into my heart and make me new. Thank you for your gift of eternal life. Help me to learn to walk with you now. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

If you prayed that prayer, please tell someone that can guide you in your next steps in your relationship with Jesus.

God Bless,

Beverly H.

Truth And Action, Titus (Part 1)

This is located in the NKJV Spirit-Filled Bible Third Edition. I have heard Pastors, teachers, and watchman say “good works cannot save you” I love hearing that because if we had to work to be saved we would all be in trouble. It doesn’t matter how “good” you are or what “good” things you do, the only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ.

Growing in Godliness

Titus calls us to be champions of grace, diligently teaching that good works cannot save us. Yet, we are equally to be champions of godly living, giving clear guidelines for righteous conduct and behavior. Grace is never to be an excuse for ungodly living, but we are to live in godliness because Jesus has forgiven us and set us free by His grace. God’s grace and the power of His Spirit enable us to lead peaceful, godly lives in humility and truth.

Action

Understand that legalism actually disqualifies you for good works. Do good works in response to the grace of Jesus Christ. When we do things out of legalism to try to earn salvation or favor with God, essentially we are saying that Christ’s work on the cross was not sufficient.

Submit to authority, be ready to do good works for the Lord, and do not speak evil of others. Seek to live in peace – to be gentle to others with humility.

Do good works because Jesus has mercifully forgiven you, washed away your sin, and made you new by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Avoid arguments and fights about questions that pertain to legalism and outward forms of religion.

The “good works” you do is something you want to do after you except Jesus Christ as you Savior. You should want to do it because of what Jesus did for you, He sacrificed Himself so we had a way to God the Father. There is no one who would lay down their life for the entire world, but Jesus did. Spread the good news of salvation because you want to tell people what Jesus did for you, not because you have to. May the peace of God be with you today and everyday.

God Bless,

Beverly H.

Wow!

I just had to share this because it really spoke to me, it made me ask myself “does this describe me? and I came to the realization that it doesn’t. It’s time to do some more soul searching. I got this from the NKJV of the Spirit Filled Life Bible Third Edition, it is a section in the book of Titus called” Praying The Word” and this is the prayer.

“Lord, help me to speak evil of no one.

Rather, teach me to be peaceable and gentle,

showing humility to all.”

If this touches you like it did me, I implore you to seek Jesus and ask Him to soften your heart. May God’s peace be with you today and everyday.

If you haven’t accepted Christ as your savior yet and would like to do so, please pray these words:

“Jesus, I acknowledge I am a sinner and I am in need of salvation. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross. Come into my heart and make me new. Thank you for your gift of eternal life. Help me to learn to walk with you now. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

If you prayed that prayer, please tell someone that can guide you in your next steps in your relationship with Jesus.

God Bless,

Beverly H.

Truth And Action, 2 Thessalonians (Part 4)

This is located in the NKJV Spirit-Filled Bible Third Edition. The Holy Spirit is an important part of our salvation, He allows us to know the difference between signs and wonders that are from God and those that come from the enemy. Thats why salvation is a relationship with God the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit and the best way to build that relationship is by being in the Word of God.

The Walk of Faith

Walking by faith involves loving and holding fast to the Truth, the Bible. As we place our faith in truth, know the truth, and exercise the discernment that comes from the Holy Spirit, we will be able to recognize the true works of God.

Action

Be discerning, understanding that Satan can imitate signs and wonders. Through the Spirit and the truth of the Scriptures, you will be able to discern and affirm true signs and wonders done for the glory of God.

Stand faithfully, holding firmly to the truth of God’s Word, the Bible.

Pray for leaders, that God would use them powerfully and effectively to preach the gospel. Pray for their protection and the protection of their families from those who oppose their faith in Jesus.

Please know that God loves you so much and He doesn’t want you to be deceived, especially in these times. Trust in God and know that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to bridge the gap between us and Him and He sent a Helper to get us through until He sends Jesus back for us. May the peace of God be with you today and everyday.

If you haven’t accepted Christ as your savior yet and would like to do so, please pray these words:

“Jesus, I acknowledge I am a sinner and I am in need of salvation. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross. Come into my heart and make me new. Thank you for your gift of eternal life. Help me to learn to walk with you now. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

If you prayed that prayer, please tell someone that can guide you in your next steps in your relationship with Jesus.

God Bless,

Beverly H.

Truth And Action, 2 Thessalonians (Part 3)

This is located in the NKJV Spirit-Filled Bible Third Edition. Are you seeking the Holy Spirit or reading the Word of God daily? We need the Holy Spirit to guide us and give us discernment, when you except Jesus Christ as your Savior you receive the Holy Spirit to help you understand the Word of God and correct you when you are doing something that isn’t pleasing to God. We are so loved by God that He sent a Helper to understand His instructions on how to live.

Pursuing Holiness

In our pursuit of holiness, we must pursue two things: the Holy Spirit, and knowing the Bible, the Word of Truth. Spend time each day in the Bible. Respond to what you read with obedience. Welcome the Holy Spirit and His sanctifying, cleansing, and transforming work in your life daily.

Action

Read and obey the Bible. Welcome the work of the Holy Spirit. God chose you for salvation in Jesus Christ. Through the Holy Spirit and belief in the truth, God works His sanctification in and through you.

God make salvation so easy for us, we just have to believe in His, Son Jesus Christ, that He died on the cross for our sins and that by grace through faith we are saved, then sends a helper so we can understand His Word. How great is our God! May God’s peace be with you today and everyday.

If you haven’t accepted Christ as your savior yet and would like to do so, please pray these words:

“Jesus, I acknowledge I am a sinner and I am in need of salvation. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross. Come into my heart and make me new. Thank you for your gift of eternal life. Help me to learn to walk with you now. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

If you prayed that prayer, please tell someone that can guide you in your next steps in your relationship with Jesus.

God Bless,

Beverly H.

Truth And Action, 2 Thessalonians (Part 2)

This is located in the NKJV Spirit-Filled Bible Third Edition. We need to seek Jesus with our heart, mind, and soul so we can face the chaos that is all around us and that is directed towards us.

Cultivating Dynamic Devotion

In the midst of suffering and persecution, it is imperative that our Devotion to Jesus is strong, growing in faith, and securely rooted in the love of God our Father. Seek to know God. Pursue an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus, so that when you face opposition, you will be able to stand.

Action

Understand that rich, growing faith in God and an abundance of love for others is the kind of Devotion needed to endure suffering.

Receive from Jesus Christ and God our Father love, eternal comfort, and good hope by grace.

Pray that God would direct the Devotion of your heart into a deepening love for Him and the patient endurance of Christ.

Now more that ever we need to be seeking God our Father and Jesus Christ our Savior if we don’t have a deep rooted relationship with our Creator and Savior we will fall. We need to be praying without ceasing, we need to be in the Word of God soaking up all that He has to teach us so that we can STAND. The world is in chaos right now and it is going to get worse everything is pointing to Jesus’ soon return and we need to be telling people about what’s coming and how they can avoid the coming tribulation. Take a STAND. May the peace of God be with you today and every day.

If you haven’t accepted Christ as your savior yet and would like to do so, please pray these words:

“Jesus, I acknowledge I am a sinner and I am in need of salvation. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross. Come into my heart and make me new. Thank you for your gift of eternal life. Help me to learn to walk with you now. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

If you prayed that prayer, please tell someone that can guide you in your next steps in your relationship with Jesus.

God Bless,

Beverly H.

Truth And Action, 2 Thessalonians (Part 1)

I am sharing this from the NKJV of the New Spirit Filled Life Bible Third Edition. Do you fill persecuted or that you are being put through trials and tribulations? Jesus told us that we would suffer these things, please know that it isn’t forever Jesus loves us and He is coming back soon.

Growing in Godliness

Jesus warned that we would experience persecution in this world (John 16:33). The apostle Paul tells us we are to endure these trials with faith and patience, knowing that it is for the kingdom of God that we suffer. We are also to intercede and pray for other believers and look expectantly for the return and vindication of Jesus Christ.

Action

Endure persecution with faith and patience. Be willing to face persecution, knowing that your suffering is for the kingdom of God. Know that God will punish those who persecute you.

Follow Paul’s example of prayer and intercession for those being persecuted in the church. Pray that they would fulfill all of the good purposes of God for them and that Jesus would be glorified through them.

If you haven’t accepted Christ as your savior yet and would like to do so, please pray these words:

“Jesus, I acknowledge I am a sinner and I am in need of salvation. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross. Come into my heart and make me new. Thank you for your gift of eternal life. Help me to learn to walk with you now. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

If you prayed that prayer, please tell someone that can guide you in your next steps in your relationship with Jesus.

God Bless,

Beverly H.

Truth And Action, 1 Thessalonians (Part 4)

This is located in the NKJV Spirit-Filled Bible Third Edition. In 1st Thessalonians Paul reminds us to keep the hope in knowing that Jesus Christ is going to return and take us home.

The Walk of Faith

The walk of faith is expectant and hopeful. By faith, we pray and expect to see God move through His church today with signs, wonders, and miracles. By faith, we embrace biblical preaching with the expectant hope that through His Word, God will change us increasingly into His image. By faith, we expectantly look forward to the return of our Lord Jesus, in whom all our hope is placed.

Action

Pray that your living and presenting the gospel will be accompanied by the power of the Spirit with signs, wonders, and miracles.

Welcome the Word off God in faith. Believe the gospel message is from God and not from mere human reasoning. Know that when you receive biblical preaching, it is able to powerfully effect change in you life (Rom. 10:17)

Believe by faith that Jesus is returning to usher in the fullness of His kingdom and glory for all eternity. Comfort those who have lost believing loved ones with the hope that those who have died in Christ will rise first.

God is so gracious to us, we only to have the faith of a mustard seed and God will water it and make it grow. God wants us to have enough faith to do signs, wonders, and miracles, but more than that He wants us to have faith in His Son. Through our faith by grace in Jesus we have salvation and and the gift of eternity with our Father and our Savior and all you have to do is admit your a sinner, repent, and ask Jesus into your heart. God knows everything you have done in your life because His Word says He knew you before you were born He knows every hair on your head, you can hide nothing from Him. The wonderful thing about excepting Jesus as your Savior is everything you’ve done has been thrown in the lake of forgetfulness. When you except Jesus, He becomes your advocate so when you stand before God to be judged, Jesus let’s our Father know you have been washed by His blood and are cleaned of sins. Please except Jesus as your Savior today because He is coming back very soon to take us home to be with Him for eternity. May the peace of God be with you today and everyday.

If you haven’t accepted Christ as your savior yet and would like to do so, please pray these words:

“Jesus, I acknowledge I am a sinner and I am in need of salvation. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross. Come into my heart and make me new. Thank you for your gift of eternal life. Help me to learn to walk with you now. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

If you prayed that prayer, please tell someone that can guide you in your next steps in your relationship with Jesus.

God Bless,

Beverly H.

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