We are sponsoring a Holy Spirit Conference: Walking in the Power of the Early Church on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The speaker is Paula Hewell; she will be teaching on the Supernatural church. The conference is sponsored by the Daughters of Sarah Ministries and hosted by the Living Faith Bible Institute.
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“For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
If we are complacent, and not doing anything with the gifts God has given us, what can we expect from Him? We are going to have to give a personal account to God about how we used our talents and gifts, or why we didn’t use them. And yes, there will be people cast into the outer darkness where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Please don’t let that be you!
To use our talents and gifts to the utmost, it will take faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Rom 10:17). If there is no Word, there is no faith. If there is no faith, there is no power. No power to do what God has called us to do.
We can’t use our human reasoning to work for God : “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Prov 3:5-6).
Faith is mandatory now for these times where we live! We must get in the Word daily and meditate on it. Meditating on the Word is like a cow chewing her cud; you must chew and chew and chew, swallow it and spit it up and chew some more.
Commit today to spend at least 15 minutes in the Word every day! Also we need to spend time in prayer so we can hear what God is saying to us. This is mandatory right now. For all of us.
Just do it!