WHAT DIRECTION ARE YOU HEADED?
POWER IN THE WORD FOR SALVATION! 


Life takes us in all kinds of directions. However, one direction we don’t want to go in is backwards. What’s behind us is behind us . Our direction should be forward. Jesus had one direction that fed Him in life and that was to do the will of His Father. He took all kinds of turns to get to people that needed Him: “And He must need to go through Samaria” Jh.4:14 to get to the woman at the well. He knew she would be there. He knew the Jews avoided Samaria. However, Jesus was on a mission. If you don’t have a purpose, your direction will take you backwards because that’s what you’re familiar with. The liar will still lie if they don’t get familiar with the truth of God’s Word. The addict (it maybe one on pills, the dope, the alcoholic, the shopaholic, the woman that need a man to take care of them, the robber, the food addict, etc). All maybe addicts in some kind of way because the truth of the Word is just head knowledge—sometimes they know the truth but just won’t to do it! The truth of God’s Word has to get into the heart; it has to get into the spirit where your faith comes alive to continue you to go in the right direction.

I want to take you in the direction of that there is Power In The Word. Jh.1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” On this road of life we will always have this “Word” with us but do we have the “Word” in us? The disciples had Jesus—the Word, the Incarnate Word, everywhere they went. The first part of Heb.4:12 says, “For the Word of God is quick and powerful…” There is Power In The Word of God to save, set free, and deliver the sinner or those that are bound by obstacles of addiction. God calls all sinners unto Salvation and He calls all saints to be free in their hearts where they truly believe and live by faith to continue to go in His direction of life, His path, His purpose!
             
Jesus came that we might have life and life more abundantly; a saved life of faith. He already knows that there will be obstacles and temptations, but you having the Word in you, you can overcome these temptations. “In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. He went through every temptation as a man that you might be able to overcome those addictions, those overwhelming afflictions with the Power of His Word mixed with the Power of His Holy Spirit being in you. As the disciples heard Jesus talk, as they heard the Word of God, He drew them with the Word—”COME!” and they came!

As the woman came to draw water from the well, Jesus’ Word was: “Give me to drink...” From there the Power In the Word drew her to asking for that living water, for that saving power to touch her. God’s saving power was so good that she went and told the men in the city—”COME see a man that told me all things ever I did: is this not the Christ” (read Jh.4). 

Nicodemus, a man of the Pharisees, a teacher of Israel, a spiritual leader came to Jesus by night; intrigued by Jesus’ teachings, by Jesus’ miracles. You see Jesus had taught in the temple where Nicodemus first encountered Him; heard the Word, because you see he called Jesus ‘Rabbi.” He recognized that Jesus was a “Teacher come from God.” He recognized the Power In His Word that drew him to inquire and really receive what he really needed—the Truth! Some people think they’re saved but are really not; not until they have accepted the Son! Whether it be “Come” or “Give” or “Be Born Again”: One Word from the Master has the power to change your direction in life. If the Word is described as quick, it’s alive to do the job! If the Word is described as powerful, it’s active and energizing to take hold of your spirit and direct you forward in your walk for the New Year! Allow the Word to move in “Power!” 

Salvation is the first step to go forward in Jesus—being righteous in Christ in having eternal life. We can’t have any of God’s promises without being connected in relationship with Him. If your direction was turned upside down, detoured, and even a backward turn, allow His Power In The Word to minister salvation. 

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved and your house” Acts 16:31. Paul and Silas spoke unto the keeper of the prison the Word of the Lord (v32) and all that was in the house. One Word spoken “Believe” changed the direction of the prison keeper and his household.

Friends, neighbors, acquaintances, co-workers need “One Word” spoken from you that will change the course of their life. The Power that’s in that Word has an anointing to change the course of a life! Why? Because the Power In The Word spoken or heard is quicken by the Power of The Holy Spirit who gives life to receive it. 

For if you tell others with your own month that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your own heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in the heart that a man becomes right with God and with his mouth he tell others of his faith, confirming his relationship with Christ—Salvation! 

You can’t be a closet Christian. “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven” Matt.10:32-33

Romans 10:8, “The Word is nigh thee even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the Word of faith... 

You are not alone in this walk because God direct steps for you to go forward, to go in the right direction as He went. He is the roadmap that will direct you in every conflict, every temptation, every wayward road. Getting back on the right road will take that first step of having Jesus in your life—having the gift of Salvation where you will be able to use the Power In The Word by Faith! I challenge you to go forward with Power In The Word. Allow the Word to come alive, energize, quicken your spirit that moves you in the right direction—forward!

Conclusion: I want you to see that God’s Word has power to come alive in your spirit. The power of one Word spoken by faith comes alive in you to walk with newness of life; one Word spoken will cause you to accept Christ as Lord and Savior; one Word will cause you to believe that you will not give in to the temptations that seem to draw you in the wrong direction or a backward direction. “For God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love and of a sound mind” II Tim.1:7. You’ve been trying to change your life or go forward with your plans without His gift of Salvation or without His Word. Now is the time to try another way—His way of going forward.  Be Blessed!

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I love You Lord, in Jesus' Name, Amen!

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By Gloria Jean Woodard  
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PRAYER TIME
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS -- JESUS CAME
'Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house Not a creature was praying, not one in the house. 

Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care In hopes that Jesus would not come there. The children were dressing to crawl into bed. Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head. 

And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap. When out of the East there arose such a clatter. 

I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash! When what to my wondering eyes should appear But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here. With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray.

I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY! The light of His face made me cover my head. 

It was Jesus! returning just like He had said. And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth, I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself. In the Book of Life which He held in His hand Was written the name of every saved man. 

He spoke not a word as He searched for my name; When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame. 

The people whose names had been written with love He gathered to take to His Father above.

With those who were ready He rose without a sound. While all the rest were left standing around. I fell to my knees, but it was too late; I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate. 

I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight; Oh, if only I had been ready tonight. In the words of this poem the meaning is clear; The coming of Jesus is drawing near. 

There's only one life and when comes the last call We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

written  by Unknown Author
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