GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE ….
“Adding and Subtracting”
Our recent teachings, from our pastor, Rev. Victor S. Brice, has been on hope. Last Wednesday he took us through a related topic: “Distractions”. We have learned that to have hope is to wait on the Lord, to trust in Him, to hold on to His Promises. However, there are distractions that will cause you to lose your trust – that will cause you to lose your hope in the Lord.
“Keep holding on to God’s Promises – there are benefits in God’s Promises.” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
Benefits of God’s Promises:
Peace: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.” – John 16:33 (NIV)
Protection: “I will never leave, nor forsake you!” – Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)
Power: “But with God, all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26b (NIV)
Perseverance: “We rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance.” – Romans 5:3 (NIV)
Poise/Self-Composure: “When the earth quakes, and its people live in turmoil, I am the one who keeps its foundations firm.” – Psalm 75:3 (NLT)
What is distracting you from the benefits of God’s Promises?
God graces us with His Promises, and it behooves us to take advantage of every good promise that God graces us with. Beware of distractions! Distractions are subtractions and will cause you to lose your benefits – will cause you to lose out on God’s Promises. Identify your distractions and work toward not letting them get in the way of His Promises.
“Be committed to getting rid of distractions – acknowledge them – ask God to remove them.” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
The Devil’s joy is in blocking the Word of God by distracting you. Stop allowing the Devil his joy. Get rid of all distractions and block the Devil! Let your praise song be: “God has smiled on me – He has set me free”. Praise His Holy Name!
Adding and subtracting. Add to your knowledge of knowing what is distracting you – what is hindering you from receiving the Word of God – then subtract those things. To God be the glory!
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