Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Lord Is Able

What the Lord is able to do in our lives:

1) Able to give you an inheritance.

Acts 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

2) Able to fulfill all His promises.

Romans 4:21 And being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able also to perform.

3) Able to make you stand.

Romans 14:4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.

4) Able to make all grace abound towards you (able to give you all you need to serve Him).

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.

5) Able to do exceeding abundantly.

Ephesians 3:20 Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

6) Able to subdue all things.

Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself.

God can subdue the lions in the lions' den, the fire in the fiery furnace, the storms in your life, and the sin in your soul.

Micah 7:19 He will turn again, He will have compassion upon us; He will subdue our iniquities; and Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

The Lord can subdue this storm in your life and give you peace; He can subdue the mouth of that old roaring lion (the accuser of the brethren); He can quench and heal the fiery pain in your heart; and He can subdue any sins in your life, and cast them into the depths of the sea where He will never see them anymore.

7) Able to keep those committed to His trust.

2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.

8) Able to aid those that are tempted.

Hebrews 2:18 For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted.

9) Able to save to the uttermost.

Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.

10) Able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless.

Jude 1:24 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.

August 13th, 2004
Jerry Bouey

I wanted to add the following devotional from Charles Spurgeon, as it really builds upon what is presented in this study (or if you want to put it another way, this study really builds upon Spurgeon's devotional):

"Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn." Ruth 2:2

Downcast and troubled Christian, come and glean today in the broad field of promise. Here are abundance of precious promises, which exactly meet thy wants.

Take this one: "He will not break the bruised reed, nor quench the smoking flax." Doth not that suit thy case? A reed, helpless, insignificant, and weak, a bruised reed, out of which no music can come; weaker than weakness itself; a reed, and that reed bruised, yet, He will not break thee; but on the contrary, will restore and strengthen thee. Thou art like the smoking flax: no light, no warmth, can come from thee; but He will not quench thee; He will blow with His sweet breath of mercy till He fans thee to a flame.

Wouldst thou glean another ear? "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." What soft words! Thy heart is tender, and the Master knows it, and therefore He speaketh so gently to thee. Wilt thou not obey Him, and come to Him even now? Take another ear of corn: "Fear not, thou worm Jacob, I will help thee, saith the Lord and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel." How canst thou fear with such a wonderful assurance as this?

Thou mayest gather ten thousand such golden ears as these! "I have blotted out thy sins like a cloud, and like a thick cloud thy transgressions." Or this, "Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." Or this, "The Spirit and the Bride say, Come, and let him that is athirst come, and whosoever will let him take the water of life freely." Our Master's field is very rich; behold the handfuls. See, there they lie before thee, poor timid believer! Gather them up, make them thine own, for Jesus bids thee take them. Be not afraid, only believe! Grasp these sweet promises, thresh them out by meditation and feed on them with joy.

(From Charles Spurgeon's Morning And Evening Devotional)


Kate said...

"Able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless."

I think the average "Christian" fails to remember this. It makes me think of the quote "A Christian is not sinless but should sin LESS!" They "give in" to sin too quickly without giving the Lord an opportunity to help us gain the victory over sin.

Thank you, Bro.Jerry! This was a tremendous blessing to my heart!

Sis. Julie said...

Amen Bro. Jerry!!! Thank you for these scripture verses. I thank God for all He is able to do for His children...and I'm even more thankful that I am one of His children!!

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