APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. (training) II Timothy 3:16
The word of God is our training manual and our guide into the perfect will of God, His instruction for His people. Many never pick it up unless there is an emergency situation happening in their life or they may just carry it around as if the promises would jump out and bless them!
It would be like the thief breaking into your house and you go for your gun, but you have never fired it and don't know how to load it or where the bullets are! So it is with the word of God, when the devil comes to rob, kill and destroy, if you don't know the word by then, its too late! As the previous devotional stated, show yourself approved of God, handling accurately the word of God.
Today's modern church is not trained nor equipped for spiritual combat, relying on pastor to do everything for them as if they were mere children in kindergarten! Hell is coming, the earth is reeling from the effects of man's sin and the end of all things is at hand! It is a time for war, a time to rise up and fulfill that great commission given by the Lord Himself! We are not called to sit, but to GO!
That the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. II Timothy 3:17
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin