Dr Norm's Mid-Week Faith Booster

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Victory in Jesus

Posted By at Wednesday, October 25, 2017

 

1 Cor 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Cor 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

Get this truth, this mighty truth into your heart, soul and your body: You have victory through Jesus Christ! Yes, victory has already been given to you. That means you have total and complete victory in every area of your life and over all the power of the enemy. You now have absolute victory in Jesus Christ. Victory is a gift you receive in Him the moment you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Think it, dream it, talk it, and you will live it.

The Word of God is filled with promises guaranteeing God's help and provision for you. As you continually fill your mind with these blessings, you will rise up and walk in the realm of victory. Victory is already yours; you don't have to try and get it. You already have it! The knowledge of that truth sets you free from the limitations of your old life. You are liberated to walk in the light of the new creation reality.

Your victory is not dependent upon educational degrees, Sunday school certificates, or perfect attendance at worship services. Victory is yours because of what Jesus has done. The work of redemption was completed through His suffering, His death, and His resurrection. 'The work' is finished. The thing for you to do is believe it. Just consider that it is done.

Continual confession of what you have in Christ builds a fortress in your mind. It establishes a pattern of response to situations and circumstances.

Philemon 1:6 "That the communication of your faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus."

God is watching over His Word to perform it in your life, as Jere 1:12 says.

So speak the Word and watch Him perform the victory in your life.

Norman

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Real Freedom

Posted By at Wednesday, October 18, 2017

 

Rom 8:1-2 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,[a]who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

John 8:32 You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.

Over the years I have discovered that self-confidence can be dangerous; even to the most serious Christian. We're all in danger of forgetting that we really are nothing without Jesus Christ and that He is our all in all. This very day people imagine themselves to be 'free', whilst embracing the current 'free' lifestyle purported by many so called free thinkers!

Many people boast more of their 'background' than anything else. It truly is a great privilege to have good ancestry - it is good with which to start out in life - but beyond a certain point it does not really count.

The first question may be, “Who is your father?” Parents may lead a child to believe they are part of a Christian family and thereby in right relationship with Christ even from infancy, but when the child is old enough for moral accountability they need to accept Christ by a personal faith. Nothing else really brings forth salvation. We must all become Christ-conscious to enter Christ's kingdom as individuals.

Abraham had descendants who were far enough away from his virtue and whom he would scarcely wish to recognize as his children. Sadly, many Godly parents today have sons and daughters who many may consider to be useless individuals, but don't give up they can be saved.

Then the illusion of freedom, while one is really in chains, is not altogether rare. Many people living in sin imagine they are the only free people there are. They have thrown off the restraints of religion and of the law and they think they are free, while they regard those who follow Christ as slaves to religion.

Sin plays strange tricks with men. Insane people sometimes imagine themselves to be the only great people. The devil often puts similar notions into the heads of his deluded followers. None are free but those who take it upon themselves to walk as Christ walked.

John 8:36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

Apply this thinking to your life today. Have you deluded yourself?

Are you living a life of compromise and merely pretending to be free?

Or are you really FREE?

Norman

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Use Your Time Wisely

Posted By at Wednesday, October 11, 2017

 

Time is something everyone thinks we have plenty of. During the school year students think, "When will it ever be summer?"

But we need to be good stewards of our time. We need to make use of our time wisely.

Luke 12:16-20 16 Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. 17 And he thought within himself, saying, "What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?" 18 So he said, "I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”’ 20 But God said to him, "Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?"

We all need to spend time alone with God. I'm not talking about those five minutes every morning. I'm not even talking about that one hour every morning. I'm talking about a continual communion between you and God. You don't have to be like a monk and live up in a monastery. You can be alone with God and still have your normal lifestyle by just getting rid of some things. We all have so much busyness in our lives, even we who are in ministry.

Turn off the television in the evenings. Turn off the radio in your car. Spend time by yourself in your room with no distractions. When it's quiet and you have nothing to distract your mind, you can hear that still small voice of the Holy Spirit. When God knows He has your undivided attention, He will impart wisdom and understanding to you. You will begin to grow and mature. You will begin to sharpen your edge.

We have been conditioned to think we must always be doing something. If we're not in school, we must be at football practice. If we're not at a practice, we must be at work. And if we're not at work, we must be at home getting ourselves ready to start all over again the next day.

Have you ever had your electricity go down during a storm?

It can get very quiet. No radio, no television and no computer or table if you haven't charged it up—you don't even hear the hum of the refrigerator. During those times you think, "What am I going to do? There's nothing to watch, nothing to listen to, nothing to input into my brain."

It's just very still and quiet. What do you do? Do you make it a family time where you just sit and talk? Do you take advantage of the quiet?

Don't wait for the electricity to go out and you're forced to be quiet before God. If you're waiting for that, you've probably lost the edge already!

Get committed to having that rich communion time with Him every day.

Norman

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Do the Impossible

Posted By at Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Luke 18:27 But he said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

Most Christians have a God-given desire to walk in the supernatural and do what is impossible to mankind. It is that desire which motivates us to reach out to God.

Then because of our relationship with Him, we are not merely bound to the natural, material, and intellectual realms of possibility.

Our faith in action has the ability to tap into the Holy Spirit's power, resulting in seemingly impossible things becoming possible in our lives.

Living in the supernatural means that you can take the 'super'—the power of God—and apply it to your natural circumstances and situations and achieve supernatural results.

To live a life of obtaining impossible results through God's Word is living in the supernatural. To expect anything other than that is to expect the wrong things.

Just remember that a supernatural life doesn't come from following a list of 'dos and don'ts'. But it does come from a vital union with Jesus.

When you decide to obey the desires and promptings of the Holy Spirit, your flesh will start to fight you against your spirit.

It's not always easy to obey the Word of God, but it will always be worth the effort because when the Holy Spirit is moving in your life, you'll be walking in the power of God and a powerful change will be the result that would otherwise be impossible!

Norman