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The Dangers Of Assumption

Proverbs 14:12 That a thing seems right doesn't mean it's right. That we believe a thing is right doesn't mean it's right. That we are on a path doesn't mean we are on the right path. Assuming can have it's dangers. We are not meant to build our lives on assumptions. Life is not meant to be assumed. Absalom assumed his coup will succeed and Ahithophael  assumed his counsel will work as usual. Both of them failed. Absalom and Ahithophael both assumed wrongly. God wants us living  with assurance, confidence, conviction, and principles. Faith is an assurance. Hebrews 11:1 Faith is confidence in God. Faith is trust in God. God wants us to live lives of assurance, confidence, and trust. Confidence in who God is. Assurance of God's promises. And total trust in God. This is how God wants us to live. The way God wants His children to live is the opposite of living a life of assumption. Assuming has destroyed many glorious destinies. Assumpt

God Has A Plan

Jeremiah 29:11 Like God, we have to plan well. God has a plan for your life. God is a planner. One of the attributes of God is His great ability to plan to great detail. Your body, internally and externally is a well planned structure made up of many systems. Your brain shows a complex and advanced organ that allows you to function properly. Everything about nature shows God's wonderful work and reveals God as the Master planner. Romans 1:20 Since God is great at planning, it means God is a good thinker! Good planning comes from good thinking! God has a plan for your career. God has the plan for your finances. God holds the plan we need to follow to get to our next level. God has a plan that can give you a breakthrough! God's plan can take a beggar from the dunghill and set him up among princes. 1 Samuel 2:8 God's plan can take a prisoner and turn him into a prime minister. Genesis 41:41-46 God's plan can make a nation win a battle without fighti

Don't Forget

Acts 1:11 As time goes by and we are not reminded of certain things it's easy to forget those things we knew. Some things are so important they are not worth forgetting. The coming back of the Lord Jesus Christ is an event every Christian should expect and not forget. Hebrews 9:28 The second coming of Jesus Christ is the most important event in history. It is an event that will determine the eternal destiny of many people, so it is worth remembering. It is worth being reminded of and all true churches should teach the faithful about the Lord's return. The coming back of Jesus Christ is mentioned by Jesus Himself a number of times in the scriptures through parables, by direct words in the book of Revelation and other books in scripture. Revelation 3:11 The second coming of Jesus is an occurrence we should not mock, reject, deny, or forget. It affects everyone on earth and it's impact will be seen all through eternity. Revelation 22:12,13 The challenge the 5

Understanding The Lord's Rebuke

Deuteronomy 28:20 God rebukes people when He has to. Jesus rebuked Judas Iscariot, it eventually lead to his death. John 13:27 Jesus rebuked Peter, it eventually led to his ministry restoration. John 13:38 Judas Iscariot lost his place in ministry, while Peter was restored to his place in ministry both after the Lord's rebuke. Mercy is what made the difference between Peter and Judas Iscariot. Both men offended the Lord, one betrayed Him while the other denied Him. When God rebukes it can make you better or it can bring about your death. God can rebuke you to correct you. Hebrews 12:6-8 God can also rebuke you to destroy you. Psalm 2:4,5 Pharaoh (in the book of Exodus) was rebuked by God, it lead to his loss and destruction. The wind and the sea was rebuked by Jesus, it brought peace to the disciples but trouble to the source of the problem which is Satan. Mark 4:39 When God rebukes, one of two things happen - correction or death. God corrects those He loves b