If you could actually receive guidance from God towards your writing ministry,
would it (or could it) make a difference?
Now, when I ask that question, I am not talking about just reading the Bible so that you can come up with a sermon, or put together some kind of devotional, and get some good principles for being moral and upright in your ministry.
No, what I am asking about is actually hearing God’s voice guide you with specific advice, about your specific situation, problems, and opportunities.
Believe it or not, it really is possible. And rather than try to convince you with a theological argument, I’d like to propose you simply try it, and see for yourself what happens.
Here are 5 steps to help you hear the voice of God for your writing ministry:
"Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen."
-- Hebrews 11:1
Many have studied the doctrine of Justification by Faith, and have used it as a way to disregard the need for holy, Christ-like living. In fact, many would misinterpret the Doctrine of Grace to mean that we can do whatever we want, God will forgive us. He is faithful and just to do so, you know?
However, this was not the kind of thinking and practice that was going on in Paul’s day. He was not dealing with people that wouldn’t live holy, righteous lives. What he was dealing with were Jews that had rejected the Messiah (Jesus Christ) and were putting their faith in their works. They were “believing” that they were saved because of their own ability to follow the Law.
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus,
who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus
hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”
-- Romans 8:1-2
I hope you have been enjoying this series as much as I have had writing it.
In the Law of the Mind, we discovered the unbelievable power and strength of the human will. We learned from the illustration of the man possessed with Legion, that he was able to overpower the multitude of demons that possessed him enough to run to Jesus and begin to worship Him.
This kind of power was (and is) remarkable, to say the least, and each and every one of us has this same kind of power today. However, even with all of this power of the human will, this man was not able to free himself from the pain and torment that possessed him all those years.
It was not until Christ commanded the unclean spirits to come out of the man and ordered them into the swine that the man became free from his torment and was brought back into his "right mind" (Mark 5:15).
In our last lesson, we looked into the doctrine of humanity and the doctrine of sin, which is, essentially, what the Law of Sin and Death is really all about.
In today’s study what I want to share with you is something that is even more powerful than the human will, and more exciting than anything you could ever imagine. I want to take this time and take you back to the beginning, back to when everything first went wrong, and then to the present day where Christ has offered us a way of escape from any torment, from any condemnation, and ultimately from eternal damnation.