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God’s unchanging word


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As Bible-believing Christians, we teach and preach the TRUTH in love and WITHOUT apology!

To tell somebody the TRUTH, is to truly LOVE that person.

God’s word is the same, yesterday, today, and forever!

It doesn’t matter what changes are made in ‘society’, God’s word stands unchanging, forever.

God’s word, the Authorized Version King James Holy Bible, has NEVER been proven wrong on ANYTHING! NO ONE has ever found fault in it, and NO ONE ever will. It is 100% PERFECT!

Have you read it? If not, why not? What are you afraid of?

If you are looking for and wanting TRUE LOVE, then that, my friend, is ONLY found in the Lord Jesus Christ!

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The ‘New King James Version’ is the deadliest of them all!


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First published in 1979. This is probably the deadliest version of all the ‘modern translations’, because its editors have succeeded in deceiving Christians on two main points:

  1. That it’s a King James Bible (which is a lie), and
  2. That it’s based on the Textus Receptus (which is only a partial truth).

Below are 15 bits of helpful information on how to deal with Christians who have and are being deceived by the ‘money-makers’:

1

Everything within the NKJV is copyrighted by Thomas Nelson Publishers, while there is no copyright today on the text of the Authorized Version King James Holy Bible (AV).

2

The NKJV logo is a “666” symbol of the pagan trinity, which was used in the ancient Egyptian mysteries. There’s nothing “new” about the NKJV logo. It is a “666” symbol of the pagan trinity which was used in the ancient Egyptian mysteries. It was also used by Satanist Aleister Crowley around the turn of this century. The symbol can be seen on the New King James Bible, on certain rock albums (like Led Zepplin’s), or you can see it on the cover of such New Age books as The Aquarian Conspiracy.

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Gail Riplinger states that this same tri-part symbol is found concealed in the tail of the Green Dragon, illustrated in Harry E. Wedeck’s occult classic volume, Treasury of Witchcraft. Moreover, it is similar to the logo of the immense Krupp Works, the German manufacturing giant that was one of the most important producers for Adolf Hitler’s Nazi war machine.

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The NKJV has an estimated 100,000 translation changes – that is over 80 changes per page, and about 3 changes per verse! A substantial number of these changes bring the NKJV in line with Alexandrian perversions such as the NIV and the RSV.

4

The NKJV ignores the Textus Receptus (what the AV is based on) over 1,200 times, while passing off as being true to the text.

5

Omissions in the NKJV include:

  • 22 omissions of “hell”,
  • 23 omissions of “blood”,
  • 44 omissions of “repent”,
  • 50 omissions of “heaven”,
  • 51 omissions of “God”,
  • 66 omissions of “Lord”.

The term “JEHOVAH” is completely omitted.

The NKJV makes a very serious doctrinal error when dealing with the word “JEHOVAH” in Exodus 6:3. They change the word “JEHOVAH” to “LORD” thus making the Bible to contradict itself. Even the corrupt “New World Translation” (Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible) has a better rendering of this passage.

So what does Exodus 6:3 say? Please read carefully…

And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. – Exodus 6:3

Now please note what the NKJV says…

“I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name, LORD, I was not known to them.” (NKJV)

If you will take a concordance and go back to Genesis 1 and go through to Exodus 6:3 you will notice that the word “LORD” is mentioned 242 times.

Did anyone before Exodus know God by the name of “LORD” before Exodus 6:3? The answer is a resounding, YES! Look it up for yourself.

  • Adam & Eve knew – Genesis 4:1
  • Enos knew – Genesis 4: 26
  • Noah knew – Genesis 8: 20
  • Shem knew – Genesis 9:26
  • Nimrod knew – Genesis 10:9
  • Abraham knew – Genesis 12:7-8
  • King of Sodom knew – Genesis 14:22
  • Sarah knew – Genesis 16:2; 18:14
  • Hagar knew – Genesis 16:11
  • Lot knew – Genesis 19:14
  • Abimelech knew – Genesis 20:4
  • Eliezor knew – Genesis 24:3-12
  • Rebekah knew – Genesis 24:18
  • Laban and Bethuel knew – Genesis 24:50
  • Isaac knew – Genesis 25:21
  • Abimelech, Ahuzzath, & Phichol knew – Genesis 26:28
  • Jacob knew – Genesis 27:20
  • Leah knew – Genesis 29:32
  • Rachel knew – Genesis 30:24
  • Laban knew – Genesis 30:27
  • Joseph knew – Genesis 39:2-3
  • Pharaoh knew – Exodus 3:18
  • Moses & Aaron knew – Exodus 5:1

So, to eliminate the word “JEHOVAH” is not only poor scholarship, but also perverts and damages the text, making it contradictory. It is a key passage that shows God as He reveals Himself BY ANOTHER NAME to mankind. Someone on the translation committee evidently does not like the name, “JEHOVAH”.

The term “NEW TESTAMENT”, is completely omitted.

It is interesting to note that Hebrews 9:15-20 in the NKJV lines up with the New World Translation (Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible).

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The NKJV demotes the Lord Jesus Christ – John 1:3, the AV says that all things were made “by” Jesus Christ, but in the NKJV, all things were just made “through” Him. The word “Servant” replaces “Son” in Acts 3:13 and 3:26. “Servant” replaces “child” in Acts 4:27 and 4:30. The word “Jesus” is omitted from Mark 2:15, Hebrews 4:8, and Acts 7:45.

7

The NKJV confuses people about salvation. In Hebrews 10:14 it replaces “are sanctified” with “are being sanctified”, and it replaces “are saved” with “are being saved” in 1 Corinthians 1:18 and 2 Corinthians 2:15. The words “may believe” have been replaced with “may continue to believe” in 1 John 5:13. The old straight and “narrow” way of Matthew 7:14 has become the “difficult” way in the NKJV.

8

In 2 Corinthians 10:5 the AV reads “casting down imaginations”, but the NKJV reads “casting down arguments”. The word “thought”, which occurs later in the verse, matches “imaginations”, not “arguments”. This change weakens the verse.

9

The AV tells us to reject an “heretick” after the second admonition in Titus 3:10. The NKJV tells us to reject a “divisive man”. How nice! Now the Alexandrians and Ecumenicals have justification for rejecting anyone they wish to label as “divisive men”.

10

According to the NKJV, no one would stoop so low as to “corrupt” God’s word. No, they just “peddle” it (2 Cor. 2:17). The reading matches the Alexandrian versions.

The AV correctly says, “For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God …. ” But the NKJV, NASV, NIV and RSV, change “corrupt” to “peddling”. Is there any great difference between peddling (selling, or making a gain of) the word of God and corrupting (adulterating) it? Of course there is, and one does not have to be a Greek scholar to decide which word is correct. When this warning was given in the 1st Century, was there any way for people to peddle (make a gain of) God’s word? Of course not — they were suffering for it. The warning clearly refers to corrupting God’s word, something that was common then as it is now. Only in our day has it ever been possible to peddle (make a gain of) the Bible. With its huge profits from the sale of many different Bible versions, the Thomas Nelson Publishers is both corrupting and peddling God’s word.

11

Since the NKJV has “changed the truth of God into a lie”, it has also changed Romans 1:25 to read “exchanged the truth of God for the lie”. This reading matches the readings of the new perversions, so how say ye it’s a King James Bible?

12

The NKJV gives us no command to “study” God’s word in 2 Timothy 2:15.

13

The word “science” is replaced with “knowledge” in 1 Timothy 6:20, although “science” has occurred in every edition of the AV since 1611! How say ye it’s a King James Bible?

14

The Jews “require” a sign, according to 1 Corinthians 1:22 (and according to Jesus Christ – John 4:48), but the NKJV says they only “request” a sign. They didn’t “request” one when signs first appeared in Exodus 4, and there are numerous places throughout the Bible where God gives Israel signs when they haven’t requested anything (Exo. 4, Exo. 31:13, Num. 26:10, I Sam. 2:34, Isa. 7:10-14, Luke 2:12, etc). They “require” a sign, because signs are a part of their national heritage.

15

The AV reading in 2 Corinthians 5:17 says that if any man is in Christ he is a new “creature”, which matches the words of Christ in Mark 16:15. The cross reference is destroyed in the NKJV, which uses the word “creation”.

As a final note, we’d like to point out how the NKJV is very inconsistent in it’s attempt to update the language of the AV. The preface to the NKJV states that previous “revisions” of the KJV have “sought to keep abreast of changes in English speech”, and also that they too are taking a “further step toward this objective”. However, when taking a closer look at the language of the NKJV, we find that oftentimes they are stepping BACKWARDS!

Some will argue that the changes noted do not affect any fundamental Bible doctrine. We strongly disagree. Is not the verbal inspiration of the Scriptures a fundamental doctrine? Is not every word of the Bible important? Jesus Christ said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4). He also said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matt. 24:35). Since Christ is concerned about every word, we should also be concerned about every word and raise a voice of protest whenever scholarly sleight of hand is discovered in any modern version, including the NKJV.

Many today are purchasing NKJV Bibles for 3 reasons:

  1. Many pastors and Christian leaders are highly recommending it.
  2. They have been assured by translators and publishers that the NKJV is based upon the same Hebrew and Greek texts used by the KJV translators. However, as already mentioned, such a claim is simply not true and can be easily documented by comparing the wording of the NKJV with the NIV, NASV, RSV and other versions whose translators admittedly used other Hebrew and Greek texts.
  3. The NKJV is supposedly easier to read and understand, but its impurities actually make it doubly deceptive and dangerous.

There are so many other things we could look at here from the NKJV preverting the actual gospel message to attacking the diety of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, but we would be here all year. Anyway, it shouldn’t take a whole page of this stuff to convince a genuine, honest, true follower of Christ that there’s something wrong here with this so called ‘bible’

The New King James Bible just another in the ever growing line of counterfeit, money-making ‘bibles’! Stick with the ONLY TRUE word of God – the Authorized Version King James Holy Bible.

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Some helpful Bible verses for situations


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Afraid of circumstances

  • Mark 4:35-41
  • Romans 8:28
  • Isaiah 41:10 & 13
  • Psalms 139:8-10

Afraid of people (see also ‘Bullied’)

  • Psalms 56:9-11
  • Psalms 62:5-8
  • Psalms 27:1-3

Afraid of persecution

  • Matthew 5:11, 12
  • Hebrews 13:6-8

Afraid of the future

  • Matthew 6:25-34
  • Psalms 23
  • Psalms 55:22

Angry with people

  • Ephesians 4:29-32
  • James 1:19, 20
  • Colossians 3:12-14
  • 1 John 2:9-11

Anxious (see ‘Worried’)

Apathetic or complacent

  • John 3:17, 18, 35, 36
  • Revelation 3:15-18
  • Romans 3:22-24
  • Romans 6:23

Away from home

  • Proverbs 3:1-7
  • Psalms 91
  • Psalms 121

Bereaved (see ‘Coping with a death’)

Bitter or critical

  • Matthew 7:1-5
  • Matthew 6:14, 15
  • Hebrews 12:14, 15
  • Ephesians 4:32

Blaming God

  • Job 22:21
  • 2 Samuel 22:31
  • Jeremiah 29:11
  • Proverbs 19:3

Broken-hearted

  • Psalms 34:17, 18
  • Psalms 147:3

Bullied (see also ‘Afraid of people’)

  • Psalms 91:9-16
  • Joshua 1:9
  • Psalms 37:7-9

Choosing a career

  • Proverbs 16:3, 9
  • Romans 12:1, 2
  • Psalms 37:3-7

Conscious of sin

  • 1 John 1:5-10
  • Romans 6:23
  • Psalms 25:4-11
  • Psalms 51

Considering marriage

  • Matthew 19:4-6
  • Ephesians 5:22-33
  • Hebrews 13:4

Contemplating revenge

  • Romans 12:17-19
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:15

Coping with death (bereaved)

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  • Romans 8:38, 39
  • John 3:15, 16
  • John 14:1-4

Coping with failure

  • Hebrews 4:14-16
  • Psalms 73:26

Desperate (at your wits end)

  • Psalms 62:5-8
  • Psalms 55:22
  • 2 Corinthians 1:8-11

Distressed or troubled

  • 2 Corinthians 4:8, 9, 16-18
  • Psalms 9:9, 10
  • Romans 8:28-39
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4

Doubting (see ‘Faith is weak’ and ‘Sceptical’)

  • Mark 9:17-24
  • John 20:24-31
  • John 4:50
  • 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Envious (see also ‘Jealous’)

  • Galatians 5:22-26
  • James 3:13-16
  • Philippians 4:12, 13

Facing death

  • John 3:16
  • John 14:1-3
  • Psalms 23:4
  • 2 Timothy 4:6-8

Faith is weak (see also ‘Doubting’ and ‘Sceptical’)

  • Luke 12:22-31
  • John 14:13, 14
  • Hebrews 11
  • Matthew 8:5-13

Far from God

  • Psalms 145:17-20
  • James 4:7-10
  • Acts 17:22-28

Feeling hurt

  • 1 Peter 5:7
  • Psalms 27:13, 14
  • Hebrews 12:2, 3

Feeling inadequate

  • 1 Corinthians 1:20-31
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9, 10
  • Philippians 4:12, 13
  • Isaiah 40:28-31

Feeling lost or unwanted

  • Psalms 107:4-9
  • Luke 15:11-24
  • Luke 19:10
  • Hebrews 13:5, 6

Feeling self-righteous

  • Luke 18:9-14
  • Ephesians 2:8, 9
  • Romans 3:9-12, 21-24
  • Titus 3:3-7

Friends fail

  • 2 Timothy 4:16-18
  • Luke 17:3, 4
  • Psalms 34:18, 19
  • Deuteronomy 33:27

Ill or in pain

  • James 5:14-16
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9, 10
  • Psalms 103:1-5

In danger or threatened (see also ‘Bullied’)

  • Psalms 27:1
  • Mark 4:35-41
  • Proverbs 18:10
  • 1 Peter 3:13-17

Insulted

  • Proverbs 12:16
  • Romans 15:3, 4
  • 1 Peter 2:23

Intimidated

  • Proverbs 29:25
  • Joshua 1:9
  • Psalms 3:1-3
  • Psalms 71:1-3

Jealous (see also ‘Envious’)

  • 1 Timothy 6:6-10
  • Matthew 6:33
  • 1 John 2:15-17

Lonely

  • Psalms 23
  • Deuteronomy 31:8
  • Hebrews 13:5

Looking for a job/made redundant

  • Philippians 4:11-13
  • Proverbs 16:3, 9
  • Isaiah 48:17
  • Jeremiah 29:11

Needing comfort

  • Psalms 34:18, 19
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4

Needing guidance

  • Proverbs 3:5, 6
  • Romans 12:1, 2
  • James 1:5-8
  • Psalms 32:8-10

Needing peace

  • John 14:27
  • Philippians 4:4-9
  • Romans 5:1-5
  • Isaiah 26:3, 4

Newly retired

  • Proverbs 16:3
  • Matthew 6:25-34
  • Philippians 4:12
  • Isaiah 46:4

Praying

  • 1 John 5:14, 15
  • John 14:12-14
  • Luke 11:1-13
  • Psalms 66:16-20

Resentful (see also ‘Bitter or critical’)

  • 2 Timothy 2:22-24
  • Proverbs 3:11, 12

Sceptical (see also ‘Doubting’ and ‘Faith is weak’)

  • Luke 24:36-49
  • John 6:35-40
  • John 10:25-30

Sleepless

  • Matthew 11:28-30
  • 1 Peter 5:6, 7
  • Proverbs 3:21-26:5
  • Psalms 4:8

Stressed (see also ‘Worried’)

  • Matthew 6:25-27, 34
  • 1 Peter 5:7
  • John 14:1
  • Isaiah 40:31

Tempted to: (see separate section below)

Thankful

  • Psalms 100
  • 2 Corinthians 9:10-12 & 15
  • Colossians 3:15
  • Colossians 2:6, 7

Unemployed (see ‘Looking for a job/made redundant’)

Weary

  • Matthew 11:28-30
  • 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
  • Philippians 4:13
  • Isaiah 40:28-31

Witnessing

  • Acts 1:8
  • 1 Peter 3:15
  • Matthew 10:32, 33
  • Romans 10:8-10

Worried (see also ‘Stressed’)

  • Philippians 4:6, 7
  • Nahum 1:7
  • Psalms 46
  • Isaiah 43:1-3

Tempted to …

Commit suicide

  • 1 Corinthians 10:13
  • 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20
  • Psalms 34:6
  • Psalms 31:9, 10, 14-16

Divorce

  • Mark 10:1-12
  • Romans 7:1-3
  • Malachi 2:15, 16

Drink abuse

  • Ephesians 5:18
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:6-8
  • 1 Corinthians 10:12, 13, 31
  • Proverbs 20:1

Drug abuse

  • 2 Peter 2:19
  • Romans 13:13, 14
  • Proverbs 25:28
  • Proverbs 14:12

Lie

  • Proverbs 6:16-19
  • Proverbs 19:9
  • Ephesians 4:22-25
  • Revelation 21:8

Sexual immorality

  • Galatians 5:19-24
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
  • 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10

Steal

  • Exodus 20:15
  • Romans 13:8-10
  • Ephesians 4:28
    Hebrews 13:5
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A Christian’s Daily Walk


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Biblical Christianity is a PERSON – the Lord Jesus Christ. When you received Jesus as your Saviour, you received Him as a real Person into your heart and life. There are many things to learn about the Lord and the Christian life, but you must never forget that there is a personal relationship to be enjoyed and maintained.

Personal relationships are maintained by communication – both parties share from their heart. The deeper the sharing, the deeper and stronger the relationship will be. Every Christian needs a relationship with God, and this is accomplished through a ‘Daily Walk’ with the Lord; enabling them to enjoy all that God has to offer. This is also the battleground where victory or defeat in a Christian’s life will be decided.

READ: 2 Peter 3:18 – What is God’s will for a Christian?

There are many essential requirements for spiritual growth, and this short study will deal with a few of them.

Set time aside each day

Your walk with the Lord should be, and needs to be, constant.

READ: Joshua 1:8 – What was God’s command? See also Deuteronomy 6:6-9.

READ: 1 Thessalonians 5:17 – How are we told to pray?

In this age of busyness and distractions, it is vital for every Christian to set aside a definite time each day for a personal devotional walk with the Lord – a ‘Quiet Time’.

READ: Daniel 6:10 – How many times did Daniel pray each day?

READ: Acts 17:11 – What did the Berean Christians do each day?

There is no prescribed time for your daily devotion – what is important is that you DO set time aside, and stick to it!

Remember that good habits are hard to form. Ask the Lord to help you keep this one vital appointment. If you fail, do not quit! Just determine to start again, and keep going until it DOES become a good habit.

Discipline yourself to accomplish a daily Quiet Time

READ: 1 Timothy 4:7 – What does God say we should exercise ourselves unto?

Christians are to discipline (train, exercise) themselves to become godly.

Plan for success

  1. If you are a ‘morning person’, then get a good night’s sleep so you awake refreshed. You cannot stay up late at night and feel like having a productive Quiet Time early the next morning.
  2. Select a special place – somewhere that is convenient, and has a pleasant atmosphere with good lighting. Using the same location each day will help you build a successful pattern.
  3. Approach your Quiet Time with an attitude of expectancy. You can expect God to show you activities you need to start or stop, and attitudes you need to develop or change. God will teach you much about Himself.

Look for ways to apply the Bible to your life

As you prepare to read God’s word in your Quiet Time, pray for understanding and for ways in which you can apply what you read to your everyday life.

READ: Psalms 119:18 – What did the Psalmist say?

TIP: Read the Scriptures using a Bible reading schedule. If you do not have a schedule, then search the Internet for one; there are lots on there.

Record insights

As you read, think about the meaning of the words, and use a notebook to record insights. It may be something new you learn or something God impresses upon your heart. Insights do not need to come from the entire passage you read; they might just come from one verse or a phrase within a verse.

Writing down insights help solidify them in your own thinking, and stores them in your heart. Journaling is a wonderful way to help you make a personal application, so put on your ‘spiritual spectacles’, and ask these questions:

Did God reveal to me…

  • S  ins to confess?
  • P  romises to claim?
  • E  xamples to follow?
  • C  ommands to obey?
  • T  ruths to rejoice in?
  • A  verse to memorise?
  • C  hallenges to face?
  • L  essons about God?
  • E  rrors to avoid?
  • S  upplications (prayers) to utter?

As you write out your personal applications, make them specific, and measurable. Write a brief prayer sentence from the insights.

Spend time in prayer

Ask God to guide you throughout the day, and provide you with opportunities to apply what you have learned during your Quiet Time.

Review your memory verses

Memorising a verse from the Bible each week is an excellent way to grow spiritually. At the end of your Quiet Time review your verses from previous weeks.

Some tips when reading the Bible

Begin with a short prayer asking the Lord to teach you

WRITE: Psalms 119:18. This can be a model prayer for you.

Take every word on its primary, literal meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise

Remember, God means what He says and says what He means.

When the plain sense makes common sense, seek no other sense, or it all becomes nonsense.

Mark your Bible

Underline or highlight key verses. Write down other references in the margins. If you do not wish to do this in your best Bible, purchase a cheaper one for reading and application purposes.

Scripture always interprets Scripture (2 Peter 1:20)

Always interpret an obscure passage in the light of a clear passage.

Obey the word

You MUST resolve to obey the word of God as you read it and study it (John 15:14).

Treat the Bible as a personal letter from God

Read it expectantly – as a lover reads a love letter (Jeremiah 31:3).

Ask your Christian friends

When you cannot understand a verse, remember that you have other Christians who care for you, and who delight in teaching the word of God. Call them, listen to them, and then check the Scriptures to see if what they say is so.

Some teaching on Prayer

In your daily Quiet Time with the Lord, you will want to pray.

What is prayer?

READ: Matthew 6:5-7, 7:7 – What is prayer NOT?

Prayer is asking. It is the cry of a Christian unto God; the request of a child to his or her Father.

To whom do we pray?

READ: John 15:16, 16:23; Luke 11:2.

NOTE: Nowhere does the Bible teach us to repeat Luke 11:2-4. It is not the Lord’s prayer. Jesus never prayed it; it is a “model” prayer.

In whose name do we pray?

READ: John 14:14, 16:24.

What things may we ask for?

There are many things we can pray for. Some examples can be found in: Matthew 6:11; James 1:5; 2 Thessalonians 3:1; Acts 4:29; Psalms 34:4, 119:18, 119:133.

A good pattern in Prayer

As a general rule, include the following in your prayer:

  • A  doration – adore God
  • C  onfession – confess your sins to God
  • T  hanksgiving – thank God for His blessings
  • S  upplication – pray for others and their needs, and yourself and your needs

Adoration – Praising God for Who He is

Psalms 34:1 – a wonderful way to begin a time of prayer is by expressing praise to God! In a prayer of adoration, you express your deep feelings toward God in response to His love, wisdom, presence, power, knowledge, grace, holiness, greatness, and His other Divine attributes. This kind of prayer will always be an occasion for joy.

Remember that our adoration must be reserved for God, not for projects, ministries, or works done in His name. When you are in His will, the desire to praise Him will come naturally. Memorise some verses on praising God, and use them as you adore Him – 1 Chronicles 29:11-14; Exodus 15:11; 1 Peter 1:15-16; Jeremiah 32:17-19; Revelation 4:11, 5:12-14).

Confession – Agreeing with God about your sin

1 John 1:9 – When you trusted Jesus Christ as Saviour a special relationship was established between you and God. He became your heavenly Father, and you became His adopted child. That relationship is eternal. However, through our self-centred and sinful decisions in life we strain the quality of that relationship, and our fellowship with God is broken.

It is confession that restores the privilege of that wonderful fellowship. Both sin and righteousness are the result of personal decisions, so confession that is based upon genuine repentance will be proven by a change in your daily life. For this reason, your greatest spiritual victories will normally come as the result of this honest, cleansing kind of prayer. Your confession and repentance need to be specific.

Thanksgiving – Expressing gratitude to God for what He has done

1 Thessalonians 5:18 – The average Christian spends too much time asking and too little time thanking. Paul’s admonition to give thanks in everything reflects the maturity of his Christian life. He had been shipwrecked, beaten, hungry, severely criticised, and imprisoned, yet, his heart was filled with gratitude – Philippians 3:7-8.

Prayer provides the opportunity to express our deepest emotions and feelings to God. How long has it been since your heart was overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude?

Supplication – Praying for the needs of others

1 Timothy 2:1; 1 Samuel 12:23 – When Christ enters our lives, it becomes our spontaneous desire to seek God’s blessings for those around us. This is called “supplication” or “intercession”.

Most consistent intercessory praying that we do focuses on the spiritual needs of relatives, friends, and neighbours. Many of those we intercede for are lost. Others are Christians living beneath the resources and privileges freely available to God’s children. In each of these instances, intercessory prayer is a ministry of love.

Through intercession, any Christian can be mightily used of God to affect the cause of evangelism worldwide. Whatever our physical condition, we can all be a part of God’s powerful army of prayer.

Keep an on-going prayer list

Keep a prayer list with your Bible where you write down any definite requests you have – special family needs, church needs, and the special requests other Christians may share with you. And don’t forget to write down the answers as they come.

Don’t forget to witness to others by word of mouth, and hand out tracts or leave them around in public places.