Learning to Stand

15 Apr

 Learning to Stand by Jonathan Doctor, M.Min., Ph.D.

You must stand until you receive the manifestation. Stand on the Word (Proverbs 4:2027). Know what the Word says and don’t compromise it. The Word is life unto those that find it and health to all your flesh. Stand in faith: 1 Corinthians 16:13, 2 Corinthians 1:24, 5:7; Hebrews 10:23, 11:12; James 2:17.

Faith must have works. When you are standing in faith, it is the opposite of fear because when faith comes in, fear goes out. Stand in freedom (Galatians 5:1). We know the truth will make and keep us free.

The truth is God’s Word. “Be not entangled again with bondage.” Once you are free, don’t go back into bondage. If you tell the truth, it will set you free as well, but if you tell a lie, it will put you or keep you in bondage ( John 8:3132, 36).

Things That We Need to Take a Stand

1. Stand in the armor of God (Ephesians 6:1113). Don’t take it off.

2. Stand and don’t faint (2 Corinthians 4:16, Galatians 6:79).

3. Stand in righteousness (Ephesians 6:14 ).

4. Stand with a good conversation (Philippians 1:27 ).

5. Stand in the Lord (Philippians 4:1 ).

6. Stand praising the Lord.

7. Stand in the favor and grace of God. (Romans 5:2)

The divine order is spirit, soul, and body, not body, soul, and spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:1523

There are nine things that we can do that are found in 1 Thessalonians 5:1523.

1. Don’t render evil for evil.

2. Rejoice

3. Pray without ceasing.

4. Give thanks.

5. Quench not the Spirit; not obeying will cause the Holy Spirit to be quenched.

6. Despise not prophesying.

7. Prove all things and hold fast to that which is good.

8. Abstain from every appearance of evil.

9. And the God of peace (Shalom) will sanctify you wholly. I pray your whole spirit souls and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Remember when God has something for you to do, He will make it work, not you alone. All you have to do is obey, and the work He started in you He will perform. We must listen to the Holy Spirit in everything we do.

One of the greatest needs in the body of Christ today is to know how to be led by the Holy Spirit of God. People desire guidance and wisdom when it comes to making decisions in their lives. A wrong decision can delay your destiny. Many people fall short of God’s best in their lives simply because they haven’t learned how to make decisions inspired by God. You cannot make decisions based on feelings. Without guidance from the Holy Spirit, you will not experience God’s best in your life.

this was taken from my new book “Born Anew – Living the New Life with God’s Prevailing Purpose”



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