As we climb higher prayer will be foundational. God has made it possible for us to address Him and desires that we do. And as we pray, it becomes important that we come to understand some basic assumptions to make about our prayers that lead us to accept what God has to give us.
There is much talk in the church of Christ about the role of conscience and yet the role of conscience is often misunderstood. 'Let your conscience be your guide' is the motto for many well-meaning people. Many also assume it to the final moral authority.
But the conscience is like a watch. It can serve a useful purpose, if it is properly set. If set incorrectly, you'll miss the boat. Even worse, if conscience is properly set and it is ignored, the conscience can be killed!
Joe's message is about a man who did just that and how we need to avoid the same mistake.
he LORD uses little things to accomplish big things. Jonathan and his armor bearer were just two against a Philistine force of no less than twenty. Yet because those two were willing to climb higher their victory proves that there is no hindrance to the LORD to save by many or by few. And their personal bravery and courage became the spark that ignited a victory for the entire nation of Israel.
When did you last ask God for the Holy Spirit?
We know the Holy Spirit is the subject of much doctrinal debate. On any position we take on the subject, we are often swept along in the whirlpool of argument centered around the nature of the Holy Spirit. What is all too often lost in the debate is something upon which nearly every Christian can agree. That is the, work of God's Spirit. The internal work upon our mind, our hearts and the external work on our lives.