The normal Christian life is one where the whole of one's trust is placed decisively in the Lord Jesus to save the soul. Secondly, it is wholly placed in Christ to meet every need of the heart and life, so that, by the power of the Spirit of God, the kingdom of God will come, and the will of God will be done.
There are many things that one learns as a Christian. Some of them will be forgotten. However, there are certain things that must never be forgotten, which are essential to truly believing God, and following Christ. These must forever be adhered to.
How is it possible to trust the incomprehensible? It is only possible when by faith, according to the truth, our worship of God is true, and we behold Him as He is. It is as we worship Him, in His glory and power, but also, in His everlasting love, that we are inspired to trust Him fully, and motived to surrender ourselves to this One who is gracious, merciful, and filled with perfect goodness. His love is the supreme reason for trusting Him fully.
Israel is a land of promise because God chose it as a place where His promises would be realized, seen, and known, as a testimony to the world. God used His promises as a basis for faith, a means of giving direction to faith, so that man could prove Him, and see the glory of God. Those who would follow Him, as was the case of Abraham, would also see His handiwork in lives and circumstances.
What makes a preacher of the Gospel? Where does even the concept, not to mention the calling, come from? It began before the person was conceived in the womb, for it began in the mind and heart of God before the world began. Hence, it certainly logical to believe, and trust God to reveal what our calling is. Whatever He calls us to do or to be, He will provide fully for its realization, if we trust Him.
Why does the Bible speak of the armor of God which He provides in Christ? It is because the believer, from the very moment he surrendered to Christ, became engaged in a spiritual warfare. He has no choice but to clothe himself with the provision of Christ's own armor, which enabled Him to overcome the temptation of the enemy, and the opposition of the world. The Father has provided all that we need in armor and spiritual weapons in order to overcome our enemy, and live a victorious life.
For those who have a thirst for God, and truly want to know Him better, there is usually a focus on the pursuit of Christ. However, we forget that all the time we are pursuing Him, He is pursuing us. His purpose is to bring us into a living, ever-deepening fellowship and communion with Himself. The great calling to man is to know God, responding to His working in the heart as we discover Him in the word of God, and walk by the Spirit.
Where does confidence, or assurance, come from when dealing with God, or God dealing with us? Confidence is first based in truth, the objective truth of God's word. But the strength of confidence comes from Christ alone by the Spirit. Christ gives the confidence we need to come to God when faith is strengthened by Him according to what we read, study, and lay hold of in the word of.
Can a spiritual battle be won with fleshly, man-made weapons. Scripture tells us that the weapons that God gives are spiritual in nature, to be used by the Spirit of God according to the will of God. Paul tells us that these weapons are very effective. The sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, is the weapon of choice for the believer, because the enemy cannot withstand the power of God in His word.
Why does Scripture mention the nations being shaken by God? Is it not to open things up, break up fallow ground, and loosen the hold that the enemy has on situations, peoples, and nations? The Lord never does anything but that it will be for the glory of God, and the blessing of his creation, specifically those He came to save. He shakes the nations to accomplish His purposes of opening doors and providing for the needs of those who need His gift of freedom.
It is the will of God that we have peace with God, by faith. It is the will of God that we leave peaceably with all men, in the measure that it is possible. It is certainly the will of God that we have peace among the brethren in the body of Christ. But there are times when peace is not an option.
What is involved in receiving all that God desires to give? Is this not the blessing of God? How is it received? "All is in Christ, by the Holy Spirit, for the glory of God, all else is nothing." Herein is true blessing, to know Christ, and the power of His resurrection.
What does it mean to overcome the enemy? In the submission to the authority of Christ, authority and power is given to the believer not to submit to the enemy of our souls. Christ's strength given to us by the Spirit of God, makes us more than conquerors through Him that loved us. Christ has won a total victory. The believer is called to enter by faith into that victory.
God alone knows God's timing, with regard to an event, or specifically to His working. It is only as we wait upon God, that He responds to such faith, by revealing what He will do, and when. The certainty about this matter is that when God declares that He will do something at a certain time, He will definitely do it.
The call of God to man, with regard to the revelation of the glory of God in nature, and in the Lord Jesus, is that of faith, faith in the faithfulness of God. To the one who will call upon God in sincerity and honesty, God will answer, giving to that one faith to come, and receive His grace and mercy...and the blessing of eternal life.