Godliness is profitable… always keep in mind this fact as long as you live.
If something is PROFITABLE, it pays off.
There is a big reward in serving God. Godliness will guarantee our protection, promotion, and prosperity in this life
But REFUSE profane and old wives FABLE and EXERCISE thyself rather unto GODLINESS. For bodily exercise profited little: But GODLINESS is PROFITABLE UNTO ALL THINGS having PROMISES OF THE LIFE THAT NOW IS, and of that which is to come
(1 Timothy 4:7, 8 King James Version)
How can we keep fit with Godliness?
One way we do is by STUDYING THE WORD OF GOD and putting it into PRACTICE in our daily lives.
For example the WORD OF GOD exhorts us to:
… PRAY without ceasing
When we pray without ceasing, our spirit man is kept fit with Godliness.
In another place, Paul exhorted the Galatians Christians
… Not to be WEARY in well doing …
The Galatia Christians were like you and they had the temptation to lose heart and be discouraged in doing well as they encountered various problems in their Christian WALK.
There are times when it will seem to us that things are not working the way they should.
At such times we need to REFUSE every discouragement.
In ministry, you will be confronted with the OPPORTUNITY TO QUIT!
You have to make the right kind of dedication and consecration to do what God has called you to do in spite of your feeling.
There are times it will look like you are going over-board. Other times it will seem as though you are sinking and dying. Yet other times you might feel like a fool.
God will PROMOTE you:
… “In DUE SEASON…if you FAINT not
SAY “NO”. TO THE DEVIL AND THE FLESH
The best word you will ever say to an immoral craving in your body is “NO”.
The greatest word you will ever say to the temptation that entices you to sin against God is “NO”.
The greatest word you will ever say to the devil when he comes to assault you or your loved one is “NO”.
When you say “NO”, mean it with all your heart.
Say it with the VOICE of Authority and the devil will FLEE from you!(James 4:7)
I am thrilled about the authority we have in Christ Jesus.
REFUSE to be robbed nor deceived.
Insist on living for God…for Godliness is PROFITABLE. Glory to God!
THE PRICE FOR SPIRITUAL POWER
There is a price for spiritual power. It is not exclusive. You can afford it!
For I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
(Philippians 4:13 KING JAMES VERSION)
The price for failure is sky-scraping. You might not afford it!
Failure could cost you your very life.
Satan is a task master and he hates you with a flaming hatred.
He comes to: steal, kill and destroy. (John 10:10)
When you move toward Jesus and submit your life to Him, He will give you rest:
“Come unto me, all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest:
(Mathew 11: 28 KING JAMES VERSION)
As you resolve to bear the yoke and burden of Jesus, you will discover that his yoke and burden are easy and light:
For my yoke is EASY and my burden is LIGHT
(Mathew 11:30 KING JAMES Bible)
Have the guts to learn of Jesus.
Dare to pay the price for spiritual power and your life will take on a new feature to God glory!
PROMISE OF THE LIFE THAT NOW IS
This present life holds precious promises for you!
You can discover these promises afresh for yourself as you study the Word of God.
You can enjoy a little bit of heaven here on earth.
What is wrong with that after all?
We all deserve the blessings of God.
It holds no water to be POOR and HOLY:
Beloved, I wish ABOVE ALL THINGS that thou mayest PROSPER, and be in HEALTH, even as your soul prospereth
. (3 JOHN 2 King James Bible).
Why wait until you get to heaven in order to enjoy the blessings of God?
You can start here and now!
The blessings of God are extremely appealing that I can barely wait to taste them in this present life:
Oh taste and see that the LORD is good: Blessed is the man who trust in Him
(Psalm 34: 8 King James Bible)
I am excited about the good things from heaven we can enjoy in this life…are you?
Glory to God!
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