Bible Study on Making More Room For God according to 1Kings 4, Revelations 3:20, Isaiah 43:18

If one desires to make space for God in your life, one had to intentionality make space for Him to linger. How do we make room for God?

1. We must send a signal to our guest like the Shunammite woman and husband have prepared for Elijah to break his journey. Revelation: 3. 20. Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. God does not impose himself onto us, He only enters our lives when we invite Him. Because where we surrender our lives to God is where He will gives us our breakthroughs. He can only breakthrough for us unless we fully surrender our lives to Him. God is a gentleman, He will only enter our lives if we allow Him and invite Him in. Allowing Him to come closer into our lives, household and our finances, He will make rivers of living water flows through you beyond what you can even image possible.

2 Kings: 4. 8. And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread. 9. And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, that passeth by us continually. 10. Let us make, I pray thee, a little chamber on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a seat, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither. 11. And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber and lay there. 12. And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him. 13. And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people. 14. And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no son, and her husband is old. 15. And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door. 16. And he said, At this season, when the time cometh round, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thy handmaid. 17. And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season, when the time came round, as Elisha had said unto her.

2. Throw out the old things? It’s very difficult and a challenge to throw out or keep our old things. Are you willing to decrease and so that He can increase in your life?

We must focus on the future than on our past. Do not allow the glory or gloomy of the past affect the best has installed for you. If we are persistently reluctant and being negative, we are the only person missing out on all the goodness from God. God wants to bless us with breakthroughs beyond what we can even imagine.

Isaiah: 43. 18. Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 19. Behold, I will do a new thing; now shall it spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. In order to have more room to contain, we pray to God to renew our minds and to allow Him to take control and do new things in our lives.

Bible Study on There Is Nothing New Under The Sun according to Ecclesiastes 1-12, 2 Timothy 3:16

The book of Ecclesiastes is a assemble of truth so that people can learn and change.Ecclesiastes: 1. 9. That which hath been is that which shall be; and that which hath been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. 10. Is there a thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been long ago, in the ages which were before us.

Our lives can be changed when we yield of our lives to God and Holy Spirit. The changes might be in the way we speak and live. We change so that we can touch souls and transform lives around us. We need to allow God to do a deeper change in us and to reveal his plans to us.

2 Timothy: 3. 16. Every scripture inspired of God [is] also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness. 17. That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.

Under the sun everything is vanity and nothing new. What you are thinking, others in the past and present have already done.

Be Sensible
Applying Wisdom In All Areas Of Our Lives and let the truth sink deeper into our soul.
Ecclesiastes: 10. 1. Dead flies cause the oil of the perfumer to send forth an evil odor; [so] doth a little folly outweigh wisdom and honor. 2. A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but a fool’s heart at his left. 3. Yea also, when the fool walketh by the way, his understanding faileth him, and he saith to every one [that] he is a fool. 4. If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for gentleness allayeth great offences. Cos it take far less to run something than to create it. Avoid foolish impulse as every good things marred by a single reckless moments is destructive.

Think Forward
Using our minds and look a little way ahead. Be a little careful and don’t be surprised by all the hindrance and problems ahead of us according to Ecclesiastes: 10. 8. He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh through a wall, a serpent shall bite him. 9. Whoso heweth out stones shall be hurt therewith; [and] he that cleaveth wood is endangered thereby. 10. If the iron be blunt, and one do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.

Be Bold
There are things we do not know. We do not know success until we tasted failure. If we are going to fail may it fail fast so that we can restart soon. Our job is to grapple with what actually is and what led within reach.
Do what you can at the place you are. Few great enterprise waited for the ideal conditions as it shall never arrive. Ecclesiastes: 11. 1. Cast thy bread upon the waters; for thou shalt find it after many days. 2. Give a portion to seven, yea, even unto eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth. 3. If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth; and if a tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there shall it be. 4. He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap. 5. As thou knowest not what is the way of the wind, [nor] how the bones [do grow] in the womb of her that is with child; even so thou knowest not the work of God who doeth all. 6. In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thy hand; for thou knowest not which shall prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.

Be Joyful
Walk in the ways of your heart and in the sight of your eyes. It has a dream worth reaching and feeling of fulfilment when accomplishing it. Ecclesiastes: 11. 7. Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun. 8. Yea, if a man live many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember the days of darkness, for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity. 9. Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thine eyes; but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. 10. Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh; for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.

Joy is created to dance with goodness and not alone. While your youth is passing but celebrate it where you are right now. As everything is vanity under the sun.

Be Godly
Remember your creator.  Ecclesiastes: 12. 1. Remember also thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

Be Wise
Under their master, both the worker and their works matter deeply. If we see things in new perspective, there will always be new things that matter to God.
Ecclesiastes: 12. 9. And further, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he pondered, and sought out, [and] set in order many proverbs. 10. The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written uprightly, [even] words of truth. 11. The words of the wise are as goads; and as nails well fastened are [the words of] the masters of assemblies, [which] are given from one shepherd. 12. And furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

In conclusion, we need to come back to God because it’s not our achievements that matter in the end. Holy is the Lord Amen!

Bible Study on Let The Will Of God Fall Into Place And Let the Passion Of Christ Consume Us Like A Fire according to 1 Kings 18

Our motivation should be Jesus. When you fall in love with Jesus, it becomes an addictive and we start to change to become more like Jesus. As believers, we know that making the right choices in life, at work, in your relationship, etc has never been easy because there is a price for following Christ and doing the right things.

The Holy Bible asked us to give but as humans we like to receive. There is always a struggle between right and wrong, light and darkness. And the odds against the righteous might seem overwhelming I.e. 450 to 1. Nevertheless, there is always a choice for us to choose, either between good and evil or Jehovah and Baal. The choice is only either one but never both as depicted in the scripture below.

1 Kings: 18. 22. Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, am left a prophet of Jehovah; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men. 23. Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under; and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under.

Our Bible ask us to walk by faith and trust in Him. The understanding of the Word of God requires faith,  while to have faith requires patience. When there is no conviction in a person’s faith, people tends to become quiet, passive and subdue to the world surrounding them. Because faith without conviction is dead. Similarly, faith without the Word of God is also dead.

1 Kings: 18. 24. And call ye on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of Jehovah; and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

From the above scriptures,  fire is the representation of God’s presence and the will of God.  When God lit a fire on the wood, the wood starts to change and the fire becomes hotter and vigorous. Be wise all children of God, chose God as your creator and your master of our lives. Let Him ignite the fire in your soul and turn it into a inferno.

We must refrain from becoming match stick Christian, who is only interested in lighting small match stick flames, which can easily be bloated by the smallest wind. For any believer who is double minded do not stand to gain anything.

1 Kings: 18. 26. And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped about the altar which was made. 27. And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud; for he is a god: either he is musing, or he is gone aside, or he is on a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth and must be awaked. 28. And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lances, till the blood gushed out upon them.

1 Kings: 18. 36. And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the [evening] oblation, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, O Jehovah, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. 37. Hear me, O Jehovah, hear me, that this people may know that thou, Jehovah, art God, and [that] thou hast turned their heart back again. 38. Then the fire of Jehovah fell, and consumed the burnt-offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, Jehovah, he is God; Jehovah, he is God.

When Jesus is the center of our focus, He gives us balance and peace. Only God can answer our call us witness in the scripture above, where God asked Elijah to pour water on the alter twice and the fire of God came and consumed the alter. The only requirement we need is to be connected with God, acknowledge Him as our Abba Father and seek Him with all our. hearts.

Sometimes we give up easily as believers. But God is not only looking for people, but people who can move in the supernatural and do the impossible for Him. God is also looking for good vessels, who can be taught and receptive to the Word of God. Do not give up children of God, let God change our hearts!

Bible Study On Born Again Spirit Warrior And Gift Of The Holy Spirit According To Romans 8:5-10, Romans 10:11, 1 Corinthians 6:19

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As human we are weak and easily fall under the sin of sexual immorality and lust. As well as under the sin of endless pursuit of material pleasure, wealth, money while displacing our relationship with God, our bible devotion and prayer times. As depicted in Romans: 8. 5. For they that are after the flesh mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

The relentless pursuit of worldly pleasures and wealth will lead to self righteousness, ungodliness and own destruction according to Romans 8. 6. For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace. Whereas, being filed with the Holy Spirit and Spirit led, will lead to righteousness,  peace of mind and soul, fulness and abundance in life.

Every believer of Christ is a reborn, for every Christians that picks up the Cross Of Salvation, will become dead in the flesh but alive in the Spirit of God According to  Romans 8. 10. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the spirit is life because of righteousness.

The gift that every Christ Spirit Warrior receives is the presence of God’s Holy Spirit. And the presence of the Holy Spirit is the best gift from God, because the Holy Spirit is not only life giving but He also accompanies you, follow you, guides you and protects you. As described in Romans 10. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwelleth in you, he that raised up Christ Jesus from the dead shall give life also to your mortal bodies through his Spirit that dwelleth in you. And also in 1 Corinthians 6:19 Or know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God? And ye are not your own.

Christ follower is a born again Spirit Warrior, that is guided by the Holy Spirit in all their ways and no longer hunger for the things of the flesh. In the bible Romans 8. 9 reads But ye are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you. But if any man hath not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And the  mark of the Christ Spirit Warrior is none other than his/er Spirit Armour for the Spirit of God dwells in every one of you who believes. We thank you and love you Lord for the best gift of heaven. Amen.

Bible Study On Importance Of Faith And Patience And Wisdom By The Word Of God According To Hebrews 11:1, Matthew 14:31, Mark 5:36, James 1:4

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We are asked to walk by faith and not by sight and we can not do it without faith as faith is assurance of things hoped for, a conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

God want us to finish strong, as there is destiny and purpose in our life.  When Peter step out of the boat his destination was Jesus.  When Jesus called come,  Peter went towards his destination.  Matthew: 14. 28. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto the upon the waters. 29. And he said, Come. And Peter went down from the boat, and walked upon the waters to come to Jesus. 30. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me. 31. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and took hold of him, and saith unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

We will face with many challenges and set backs in our lives. As Peter was not only stuck and was sinking when faced with the storm and hauling wind.

When Jesus reached out immediately to pick up Peter without hesitant, when he called out to Jesus. In Jesus armd, Jesus told Peter 2 things:
1. O thou of little faith. We need to have faith to cross over the finishing line and breakthrough in life. Fortunately, it’s ok to start with little faith, as small as mustard seed, as it can grow into a big tree. And Faith can grow with the hearing of God’s Word.

2. Wherefore didst thou doubt? If we are on the path of doubt, we have to recognize. It’s a circumstance I.e. We heard or saw something or problems of life and suddenly it can derail us from the path of faith.

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Doubt is a condition of the heart and the ability to control your faith is paramount. We all have choices in life and having the ability to make own choices is a very powerful. And the greatest gift of God is the ability for us to make choices in spite of our circumstances. It all starts with a circumstance and condition that can pushes us into a path of doubt. But with God’s Word it will guide us in making the right choices in life.

Mark: 5. 35. While he yet spake, they come from the ruler of the synagogue’s [house] saying, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Teacher any further? 36. But Jesus, not heeding the word spoken, saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Fear not, only believe. 37. And he suffered no man to follow with him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

From the above, we notice that not only we have to start strong but have to finish strong. As Jesus is the author and the finisher of our faith. Jesus already has plans for all of us and He can see through the temporary troubled moments that we can’t see our imagine.

Life is full of starts and stops of our faith and it is a journey. We can change from belief to doubtful and vice versa. If we go deeper into doubt, the more we get deviated from the path of God. But all good or bad things have to come to an end. This doubt to failure is depicted in Galatians: 3. 1. O foolish Galatians, who did bewitch you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth crucified? 2. This only would I learn from you. Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3. Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now perfected in the flesh?

When our good comes to an end,  God will change the definition of good for us and He will give us patience and wisdom to seek a better good.  As God is good all the time. Remember,  when the camera or curtains comes down, the commitment starts! We can witness this in James: 1. 1. James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are of the Dispersion, greeting. 2. Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations; 3. Knowing that the proving of your faith worketh patience. 4. And let patience have [its] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing. 5. But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

In the end with God all things is possible, we might lose for a little while, but Jesus has won it all for us, no matter how difficult the circumstances. We will win and soar with eagle’s wings as God will never fail us. Amen and God bless.

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