INSIGHTS & INSPIRATION #4

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge  Hosea 4:6

Are you aware that many, many sincere Christians are being destroyed by lack of personal, and practical working knowledge of the scriptures pertaining to freedom and wholeness?  (Years ago I read in the preface of The Bondage Breaker, by Neil Anderson, that the number of Christians struggling with bondage may be as high as 85%) The percentage may even be higher in these days.

Many people are in chains of depression, rejection, addictions, fears of all sorts, and on and on. Many live defeated, miserable and empty lives, because they lack knowledge.

Why?

1. Many have had an initial experience with Jesus as Savior, but never have gone on to experience Him as Lord and transformer, through application of the word to all areas of daily life.

2. Many have sat under teaching that never went beyond the initial salvation message.   And others have been encouraged to “try, try, try to be good” (without the power of the Holy Spirit).

Isaiah 42:22 says But this is a people robbed and plundered; All of them are snared in holes, And they are hidden in prison houses; They are for prey, and no one delivers; For plunder, and no one says, “Restore!”  This sounds to me like there is a GREAT need for many believers, ordinary believers, to step up and step out as deliverers.

Willingness to be used as a “deliverer” or “healing minister”, means that although you probably feel inadequate and/or unprepared, you are stepping up to the high calling of being used as the VOICE of the Lord on the earth….calling out to all the captives you encounter…“Be FREE.” “Be HEALED.”  “Be RESTORED.”

What is the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word salvation?

Salvation is a multifaceted word and you need a good understanding of its fullness.  In the bible the the word “salvation” is used 162 times, “save” is used 160 times and “saved” is used 101 times. Now, with access to the internet, or by using an old fashioned Strong’s concordance, you can do an in-depth study of the word from the old and new testaments.

Write down all the varied English words and applications of the words.  Study the scripture references also.  Jot down your insights.  Salvation is an awesome gift and provision of God’s Grace.

See what revelation the Holy Spirit will give you regarding the need for salvation past,  present and future.These revelations and insights should propel you into sharing freedom, healing and restoration with as many people as God brings your way, who are desiring all God offers.

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