YOUR GREATEST DANGER
“Your greatest danger is not from the laser-guided bombs that fall from terrorists or from hurtful terrorist acts, but from the dangers that lie within the human heart–fear, doubt, lust…”
I was speaking to a group of people in a vision in the early hours of the morning in January of this year, and the above quote was my opening statement. Fear is simply being alarmed in spirit during difficult days. Doubt is unbelief or wavering during those difficult days. Lust is simply the longing for what is forbidden by God.
Isaiah 54:14, “In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee” (KJV).
Poisons that kill your vision and your goals…
a) Tradition… Just because God worked a certain way in the past does not mean that’s the only way God works. He is the God of the old but also of the new and the fresh.
b) Fear of change… Change means breaking out of our comfort zones. Sometimes taking what seems to be a risk is really a step of faith. When God gives you a vision, He will give you power and ability to accomplish it.
c) Negative people… In other words, there are lots of people who will lead you into making a bad decision. They breed doubt and skepticism. Stick to what God has led you to do.
d) Laziness or complacency… God will bless your efforts when He gives the vision, but you must show energetic effort. Work to see God’s vision for you to become a reality.
e) Fatigue… Don’t neglect rest. Running on empty won’t get you very far. Vision calls for faith and zeal, not exhaustion. Build up your strength–physical, spiritual and emotional.
f) Think long-term… God is not pressured by time. Dream big. A short-term accomplishment is only momentary success. Don’t be satisfied to live with just one successful mile… Go on.
The word “news” in the NLT is used 160 times. Mostly as the “good news (gospel) of the kingdom” and as the “good news (gospel) of Jesus Christ.” The word “NEWS” is an interesting word. It is composed of the initial letters of the four parts of the compass… N for north, E for east, W for west, S for south. The “good news” is for the whole world… Romans 1:16 says, “For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes–Jews first and also Gentiles” (NLT). Mark 16:15… “And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere.”
WHEN YOU PRAY
When you pray, be yourself. Be natural before God. Don’t make up a pretended emotion that you do not feel. Tell Him whatever is on your heart and in your mind with words that are most natural to you. You don’t have to speak to Him in a religious tone or about spiritual things. Speak naturally, as you would speak to a friend. You will find that God listens. You will find that, between God and yourself, there are no barriers. The only password is prayer. In your prayers never put a limit on God.
Pastor George Belobaba
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