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BOLD FAITH       “WORTH CONSIDERING”    10/24/19   (Across my folder this morning.)

Today’s Scripture
“The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.”   (Proverbs 28:1, NKJV)
Bold As A Lion

We are called to live bold, confident and overcoming lives. You don’t have to live under a burden of fear. You don’t have to live with anxiety. Because of Jesus, fear, worry and uncertainty are beneath you. When you rise up in faith, knowing that God is with you and for you, all doubt and fear have to leave your life. Notice that today’s Scripture says that the righteous are as bold as a lion. Righteousness is God’s way of doing things. When you do things according to what He says in His Word, when you are submitted to His plan for your life, He promises success. It may not always be the way you had in mind, but ultimately, His plan is to prosper you, not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future! Today, if you’ve been feeling anxious or fearful, begin to declare God’s truth over your life that will set you free! Declare that you are righteous in Christ Jesus! Declare that you are more than a conqueror! Declare that you are as bold as a lion because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world!

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You for setting me free from a spirit of fear. Thank You for filling me with strength and boldness. I set aside thoughts of worry and dread and thank You for Your peace as I keep my mind fixed on You in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

My Thoughts:
The key issue or problem with most of us in having REAL or BOLD FAITH is that we, in some way or another have been caught up in the lies and the cares of this world and have become double minded or hypocritical.  In some way or another we still have our hands in the cookie jar while the cook is out of the kitchen.  Late the other night I think my wife’s grandson left the ice cream in the microwave and told my wife it was me….. after all, I am 87, what can I remember????  What white lies we are use to telling…..
   It is difficult to push a big heavy door open if you are standing on an ice covered porch.  Of course if there is any fear at all,  fear is faith going backwards.  So the price for faith prayer victories in the LORD is to be standing on Holy Ground with no ice or fear under our feet.   This concept of Truth is  totally supported by Jesus, James and Jude and the New Testament:  

“5 And the prayer [that is] of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.16 Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].17 Elijah was a human being with a nature such as we have [with feelings, affections, and a constitution like ours]; and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and no rain fell on the earth for three years and six months.  James 5:15-17.”  AMPC  also:

James 4:2-4 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)     You are jealous and covet [what others have] and your desires go unfulfilled; [so] you become murderers. [To hate is to murder as far as your hearts are concerned.] You burn with envy and anger and are not able to obtain [the gratification, the contentment, and the happiness that you seek], so you fight and war. You do not have, because you do not ask.  3 [Or] you do ask [God for them] and yet fail to receive, because you ask with wrong purpose and evil, selfish motives. Your intention is [when you get what you desire] to spend it in sensual pleasures.  You [are like] unfaithful wives [having illicit love affairs with the world and breaking your marriage vow to God]! Do you not know that being the world’s friend is being God’s enemy? So whoever chooses to be a friend of the world takes his stand as an enemy of God.  Jude also reads about the same way. and guess what:   James and Jude were children of Mary and Joseph and grew up with Jesus.

I was originally taught that we are Sanctified by faith and that our standing is perfect in Christ but our state is in walking through a muddy world.  Actually that is not true.  Holy is Holy as HE is HOLY.  Better re-read your New Testament as God’s plan for us, if we will allow for it, is to make us like Jesus in HIS IMAGE and LIKENESS.  It is faith and HIS grace that makes it possible but we must want it with all of our heart to have it happen.

Yours in HIS great love,   Ken<><

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