Counsel and Advise

“Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way: only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.”  (1 Samuel 12:23,24). “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.” (1 Samuel 15:23a). One of the main ways to find out God’s will is to Seek Godly Counsel.  (see “How To Find God’s Will”). Don’t be to proud to ask for some advise from someone you know has been down the same road that you are contemplating. First pray and ask Jesus to show you his will and then ask other Godly people who have a lot of experience, and have made a lot of mistakes themselves, and are well grounded in the Word. “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.” ( Proverbs 3:5,6). Get it confirmed by the Word. “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” (Isaiah 8:20). Paul lost his life and his head by being stubborn against the Holy Ghost and Counsel of the brethren.  “And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.” “Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.” (Acts 21:4,13,14). Remember that experience is a better teacher, but often a bitter teacher. You only have one guaranteed chance in this life. Don ‘t flub it up! Get some counsel and advise! “For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.” (Proverbs 24:6).

 

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

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