The Choice Is Yours

You can choose your future and your destiny. You can choose to allow the Spirit to love through you and live through you. You can choose to receive the joy of the Lord, to renew your mind, to pray in the Spirit, to be a doer of the Word, to give and forgive and to live by faith.

God is not the variable in our lives. Grace is a constant, abundant provision for every need. The variable is our will. We choose to be passive or active in our fellowship with God.

Whosoever….. says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. (Mark 11:23)

You are a “whosoever!”

You can be who God wants you to be and walk in as much victory as you want to walk in! How important to you is the abundant life of God?

Whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (Jn. 3:16)

But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; (John 4:14)

Rather than being distracted and blinded by circumstances and feelings, each of us is able to focus on the goodness of God, appropriate His promises, and escape the corruption that is in the world. God’s grace is His provision for every need. We can choose to be passive victims or active over comers.

. . . as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness . . . by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (2 Peter. 1:3-4)

Barry Bennett

God is kinder than you think

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? (Rom. 8:32)

What if our lives are mostly a reflection of how we see God? If you see God as easily angered, condemning, stingy, unwilling to let go of His blessings, or always wanting to test you, you will live like the slave of a temperamental master. You will never know if you are good enough.

What if God is kinder than you think? What if His reputation has been ruined by men who didn’t really know Him? Let’s look at some verses that paint a different picture.

Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water. (John 4:10)

– The gift of living water.

Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)

– The gift of the Holy Spirit.

they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. (Rom. 5:17)

– The gift of grace and righteousness.

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, (Eph. 2:8)

– The gift of salvation by faith.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. (James 1:17)

– Every good gift.

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)

– The gift of the Kingdom.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you (John 14:27)

– The gift of His peace.

“And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.” (John 16:23)

– Whatever we ask in His Name.

as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature (2 Pet. 1:3-4)

– The gift of His promises and all things that pertain to life.

Will you believe in his goodness? Faith begins when God’s extravagant goodness is embraced. All you need has already been given. He is that good!

Barry Bennett

Is your faith coming from the right Source?

Men were created to believe and act upon words. We were specifically created to hear, believe and act upon God’s words. Hearing Him is the source of faith and life (Rom. 10:17, Mt. 4:4). Adam believed in God, but he didn’t believe God’s words. He chose to believe the words of the serpent.

God’s Word is meant to feed and stimulate the heart of man. God’s Word is a seed that can only produce fruit in the right environment. The right environment is the receptive human heart. Faith is the response of the heart to the influence of the Word.

Men will live by what they hear and choose to believe. All men have the capacity to believe words. Those who listen to the world will believe what the world believes and do what the world declares. That is their faith.

Fallen man has ignored the voice of God and the words of God. They are living by faith, but the faith that is of the world. When God’s Word finds a place in our hearts, our faith becomes alive to its true “Source” and begins to think, act and speak in agreement with God’s revelation to man. This is when true, abundant life begins.

True faith only comes from hearing the Word of God. Grace is God’s provision for every need. Faith is our response to that provision and its Source. Only the words you believe will decide if you live in His grace or in the world’s corruption. You may believe in God, but do you believe God?

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand (Rom. 5:2)

Barry Bennett