Questions & Answers
This page contains frequently asked questions (FAQ's) concerning scriptural knowledge and what God requires of us.
I want to know what is meant by unequally yoked.
Whether it be in a relationship or a marriage.
A. Unequally Yoked ....
Interesting Topic... In 2 Corinthians 6, there is a clear
distinction. The literal text is dealing with those that are saved and
those that are unsaved.
Q. Test/Temptation: How do I know which is which? I know God cannot tempt me, but how do I know when itís a test? (Bishop Jakes has an awesome tape on Temptation).
A. TEST or TEMPTATION??? First - let me say that I have not listen to Bishop Jakes series on temptation. However here's the answer to your question.
Test are designed to Elevate you but Temptations are design to Deflate you and pull you off course. When God want to take you to the next level - there is a qualification process. You must past the test. All the while, of course, the devil plans a temptation to keep you from going (Snares and Entrapments). The Holy Spirit will help you discern the difference as you rely upon Him and the Word of God in your belly. There are so many scriptures that I can give on this issue but for now holdfast to these.
1) God does not tempt mankind.
James 1:13-14 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
2) You Don't Have To Give In.
I Corinthians 10:13 There hath
no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is
faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able;
but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be
able to bear it.
3) The Holy Spirit is the Only one designed to help, keep and sustain you! This means that you cannot keep yourself.
Jude 1:24-25 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
Q. Promises/Desires: Are the desires I have really the promises of God or are they separate? And my desire must be in line with His Word. How do I know when God has promised me something?
A. My Desire & His Will...
- The desires that you have are
only the promises of God if you can find them in God's Word. As you
submit to Him, your Will becomes engulfed in His. Please remember -
whatever God promises will be consistent with His Will - which of
course, is His Word. The other point is "Purpose". If you are ever
trying to determine whether or not something is really from God,
remember to ask and receive answers to the following questions:
Here's a couple of more questions to ask...
d.) How does this benefit the Kingdom of God (Can people
be saved - delivered - made free by what I'm pursuing)? e.) Have I
received the Peace of God that passeth all human understanding?
Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Q. What is the difference between prayer and petition?
A. Prayer & Petition? There are many kinds of prayers - Petition is just one of them. Prayer of Petition is when you are seeking God for something. You petition Him. Another example of prayer is that of Agreement - and there are several more. There should be a time for each. As I stated earlier, the Prayer of Petition is when you are petitioning God for something. Is it ok to ask Him? Sure it is - Let's see what Jesus has to say about it.
John 16:23-24 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
And his Disciple James...
James 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
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