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Quick Answers From God's Word

Compiled by A.L. and Joyce Gill

A Spirit-Filled Counselors Guide For ersonal! "eac#in$ or Counselin$ %eeds


&nde' o( "opics

lan o( Sal)ation Assurance o( Sal)ation *aptism in +oly Spirit *aptism in Water Speakin$ "#e Word +ealin$ , #ysical +ealin$ , -ental! .motional Abortion An$er An'iety *itterness / 0esentment C#ild Abuse Commitment / 1bedience Con(idence Con(usion Com(ort Coura$e 3epression 3eli)erance 3iscoura$ement 3issatis(action 3i)orce 3ru$s! Alco#ol! "obacco

Fait# Fastin$ Fear Financial %eed For$i)eness Guidance Guilt / Condemnation &nsecurity Loneliness Lust! Se'ual Sins -arria$e arents / c#ildren atience eace raise rotection 0e2ection Sal)ation o( Family Suicide "emptation "ension / Frustration Worry

Plan of Salvation
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Romans 5:12 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, hrist died for us! Romans 5:" #or $ delivered unto you first of all that which $ also received, how that hrist died for our sins accordin% to the scriptures; &nd that he was buried, and that he rose a%ain the third day accordin% to the scriptures: $ orinthians 15:'() *e that believeth on the +on hath everlastin% life: and he that believeth not the +on shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him! ,ohn ':'#or God so loved the world, that he %ave his only be%otten +on, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlastin% life! ,ohn ':1But as many as received him, to them %ave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: ,ohn 1:12 Behold, $ stand at the door, and .noc.: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, $ will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me! Revelation ':2/

Assurance of Salvation
0hese thin%s have $ written unto you that believe on the name of the +on of God; that ye may .now that ye have eternal life, 1 ,ohn 5:1' &nd $ %ive unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluc. them out of my hand! ,ohn 1/:2" 0he +pirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: Romans ":1-

Baptism in Holy Spirit


$ indeed bapti1e you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mi%htier than $, whose shoes $ am not worthy to bear: he shall bapti1e you with the *oly Ghost, and with fire: 2atthew ':11 #or ,ohn truly bapti1ed with water; but ye shall be bapti1ed with the *oly Ghost not many days hence! &cts 1:5 &nd they were all filled with the *oly Ghost, and be%an to spea. with other ton%ues, as the +pirit %ave them utterance! &cts 2:) &nd they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with 3eter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the %ift of the *oly Ghost! #or they heard them spea. with ton%ues, and ma%nify God! &cts 1/:)5()-a &nd as $ be%an to spea., the *oly Ghost fell on them, as on us at the be%innin%! 0hen

remembered $ the word of the 4ord, how that he said, ,ohn indeed bapti1ed with water; but ye shall be bapti1ed with the *oly Ghost! #orasmuch then as God %ave them the li.e %ift as he did unto us, who believed on the 4ord ,esus hrist; what was $, that $ could withstand God5 &cts 11:15(16 *e said unto them, *ave ye received the *oly Ghost since ye believed5 &nd they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any *oly Ghost! &nd when 3aul had laid his hands upon them, the *oly Ghost came on them; and they spa.e with ton%ues, and prophesied! &cts 17:2,-

Baptism in Water
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, bapti1in% them in the name of the #ather, and of the +on, and of the *oly Ghost: 2atthew 2":17 &nd now why tarriest thou5 &rise, and be bapti1ed, and wash away thy sins, callin% on the name of the 4ord! &cts 22:18now ye not, that so many of us as were bapti1ed into ,esus hrist were bapti1ed into his death5 0herefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that li.e as hrist was raised up from the dead by the %lory of the #ather, even so we also should wal. in newness of life! Romans -:',) 0hen 3eter said unto them, Repent, and be bapti1ed every one of you in the name of ,esus

hrist for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the %ift of the *oly Ghost! 0hen they that %ladly received his word were bapti1ed: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls! &cts 2:'",)1 &nd as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, +ee, here is water; what doth hinder me to be bapti1ed5 &nd 3hilip said, $f thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest! &nd he answered and said, $ believe that ,esus hrist is the +on of God! &nd he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both 3hilip and the eunuch; and he bapti1ed him! &cts ":'-('" When they heard this, they were bapti1ed in the name of the 4ord ,esus! &nd when 3aul had laid his hands upon them, the *oly Ghost came on them; and they spa.e with ton%ues, and prophesied! &cts 17:5,-

Speaking the Word


9eath and life are in the power of the ton%ue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof! 3roverbs 1":21 #or out of the abundance of the heart the mouth spea.eth! #or by thy words thou shalt be :ustified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned! 2atthew 12:')b,'6

But the ri%hteousness which is of faith spea.eth on this wise, but what saith it5 0he word is ni%h thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; Romans 1/:-a," 0hrou%h faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that thin%s which are seen were not made of thin%s which do appear! *ebrews 11:' #or verily $ say unto you, 0hat whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those thin%s which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith! 2ar. 11:2' 4et us hold fast the profession of our faith without waverin%; ;for he is faithful that promised;< *ebrews 1/:2' +o shall my word be that %oeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which $ please, and it shall prosper in the thin% whereto $ sent it! $saiah 55:11 0he centurion answered and said, 4ord, $ am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but spea. the word only, and my servant shall be healed! 2atthew ":"

Healing Physical
Beloved, $ wish above all thin%s that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth! $$$ ,ohn 1:2 $ will put none of these diseases upon thee, which $ have brou%ht upon the =%yptians: for $ am the 4ord that healeth thee! =>odus 15:2-b &nd ye shall serve the 4ord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and $ will ta.e sic.ness away from the midst of thee! =>odus 2':25 But he was wounded for our trans%ressions, he was bruised for our ini?uities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed! $saiah 5':5 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, bein% dead to sins, should live unto ri%hteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed! $ 3eter 2:2) 2y son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayin%s! 4et them not depart from thine eyes; .eep them in the midst of thine heart! #or they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh! 3roverbs ):2/(22 $s any sic. amon% you5 let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointin% him with oil in the name of the 4ord: &nd the prayer of faith shall save the sic., and the 4ord shall raise him up; and if he

have committed sins, they shall be for%iven him! ,ames 5:1),15 &nd these si%ns shall follow them that believe; in my name shall !!! they shall lay hands on the sic., and they shall recover! 2ar. 1-:16a,1"b

Healing Mental, Emotional


Be careful for nothin%; but in every thin% by prayer and supplication with than.s%ivin% let your re?uests be made .nown unto God! &nd the peace of God, which passeth all understandin%, shall .eep your hearts and minds throu%h hrist ,esus! 3hilippians ):-,6 #or God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints! $ orinthians 1):'' #or God hath not %iven us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind! $$ 0imothy 1:6 #ear thou not; for $ am with thee: be not dismayed; for $ am thy God: $ will stren%then thee; yea, $ will help thee; yea, $ will uphold thee with the ri%ht hand of my ri%hteousness! $saiah )1:1/ #inally, brethren, whatsoever thin%s are true, whatsoever thin%s are honest, whatsoever thin%s are :ust, whatsoever thin%s are pure, whatsoever thin%s are lovely, whatsoever thin%s are of %ood report; if there be any virtue,

and if there be any praise, thin. on these thin%s! 3hilippians ):"

A ortion
4o, children are an herita%e of the 4ord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward! 3salms 126:' #or thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother@s womb! $ will praise thee; for $ am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy wor.s; and that my soul .noweth ri%ht well! 3salms 1'7:1',1) 0hou shalt not .ill! 9euteronomy 5:16

Anger
*e that is slow to an%er is better than the mi%hty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that ta.eth a city! 3roverbs 1-:'2 & soft answer turneth away wrath: but %rievous words stir up an%er! 3roverbs 15:1 Be ye an%ry, and sin not: let not the sun %o down upon your wrath: =phesians ):2Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to spea., slow to wrath: #or the wrath of man wor.eth not the ri%hteousness of God! ,ames 1:17,2/ &nd %rieve not the *oly +pirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption! 4et all bitterness, and wrath, and an%er, and clamor, and evil spea.in%, be put away from you, with all malice: &nd be ye .ind one to another, tenderhearted, for%ivin% one another,

even as God for hrist@s sa.e hath for%iven you! =phesians ):'/('2

An!iety
ome unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and $ will %ive you rest! 0a.e my yo.e upon you, and learn of me; for $ am mee. and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls! 2atthew 11:2",27 0he 4ord is my li%ht and my salvation; whom shall $ fear5 0he 4ord is the stren%th of my life; of whom shall $ be afraid5 3salms 26:1 #ret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious a%ainst the wor.ers of ini?uity! #or they shall soon be cut down li.e the %rass, and wither as the %reen herb! 0rust in the 4ord, and do %ood; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed! 3salms '6:1(' Be careful for nothin%; but in every thin% by prayer and supplication with than.s%ivin% let your re?uests be made .nown unto God! &nd the peace of God, which passeth all understandin%, shall .eep your hearts and minds throu%h hrist ,esus! 3hilippians ):-,6 0hou wilt .eep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee! $saiah 2-:' astin% all your care upon him; for he careth for you! $ 3eter 5:6

Bitterness and "esentment

#ollow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the 4ord: 4oo.in% dili%ently lest any man fail of the %race of God; lest any root of bitterness sprin%in% up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; *ebrews 12:1),15 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not a%ain; when he suffered, he threatened not; but com( mitted himself to him that :ud%eth ri%hteously: $ 3eter 2:2' ,esus said, #ather, for%ive them; for they .now not what they do! 4u.e 2':')a #or if ye for%ive men their trespasses, your heavenly #ather will also for%ive you: But if ye for%ive not men their trespasses, neither will your #ather for%ive your trespasses! 2atthew -:1),15 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not! Recompense to no man evil for evil! 9early beloved, aven%e not yourselves, but rather %ive place unto wrath: for it is written, Aen%eance is mine; $ will repay, saith the 4ord! 0herefore if thine enemy hun%er, feed him; if he thirst, %ive him drin.: for in so doin% thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head! Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with %ood! Romans 12:1),16a,17(21

#hild A use
&nd whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were han%ed about his nec., and he were cast into the sea! 2ar. 7:)2 &nd, ye fathers, provo.e not your children to wrath: but brin% them up in the nurture and admonition of the 4ord! =phesians -:) 8now ye not that the unri%hteous shall not inherit the .in%dom of God5 Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with man.ind, Bor thieves, nor covetous, nor drun.ards, nor revilers, nor e>tortioners, shall inherit the .in%dom of God! $ orinthians -:7,1/ 4et not sin therefore rei%n in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof! Romans -:12 0his $ say then, Wal. in the +pirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh! #or the flesh lusteth a%ainst the +pirit, and the +pirit a%ainst the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the thin%s that ye would! Galatians 5:1-,16 But put ye on the 4ord ,esus hrist, and ma.e not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof! Romans 1':1)

#ommitment and $ edience


&nd +amuel said, *ath the 4ord as %reat deli%ht in burnt offerin%s and sacrifices, as in obeyin% the voice of the 4ord5 Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hear.en than the fat of rams! #or rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as ini?uity and idolatry! Because thou hast re:ected the word of the 4ord, he hath also re:ected thee from bein% .in%! $ +amuel 15:22,2' $f ye be willin% and obedient, ye shall eat the %ood of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the 4ord hath spo.en it! $saiah 1:17,2/ Cbey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must %ive account, that they may do it with :oy, and not with %rief: for that is unprofitable for you! *ebrews 1':16 +ubmit yourselves therefore to God! Resist the devil, and he will flee from you! ,ames ):6

#onfidence
ast not away therefore your confidence, which hath %reat recompence of reward! #or ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye mi%ht receive the promise! *ebrews 1/:'5,'-

Bay, in all these thin%s we are more than con?uerors throu%h him that loved us! Romans ":'6 Bein% confident of this very thin%, that he which hath be%un a %ood wor. in you will perform it until the day of ,esus hrist: 3hilippians 1:$n whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him! =phesians ':12 $ can do all thin%s throu%h hrist which stren%theneth me! 3hilippians ):1'

#onfusion
#or God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, $ orinthians 1):'' $ will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt %o: $ will %uide thee with mine eye! 3salm '2:" Be careful for nothin%; but in every thin% by prayer and supplication with than.s%ivin% let your re?uests be made .nown unto God! &nd the peace of God, which passeth all under( standin%, shall .eep your hearts and minds throu%h hrist ,esus! 3hilippians ):-,6 #or where envyin% and strife is, there is confusion and every evil wor.! But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, %entle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and %ood fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy! ,ames ':1-,16 &nd thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, sayin%, 0his is the way, wal. ye in it, when ye

turn to the ri%ht hand, and when ye turn to the left! $saiah '/:21

#omfort
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted! 2atthew 5:) Dea, thou%h $ wal. throu%h the valley of the shadow of death, $ will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me! 3salm 2':) 0herefore the redeemed of the 4ord shall return, and come with sin%in% unto Eion; and everlastin% :oy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain %ladness and :oy; and sorrow and mournin% shall flee away! $saiah 51:11 C death, where is thy stin%5 C %rave, where is thy victory5 0he stin% of death is sin; and the stren%th of sin is the law! But than.s be to God, which %iveth us the victory throu%h our 4ord ,esus hrist! $ orinthians 15:55(56 4et not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me! $n my #ather@s house are many mansions: if it were not so, $ would have told you! $ %o to prepare a place for you! &nd if $ %o and prepare a place for you, $ will come a%ain, and receive you unto myself; that where $ am, there ye may be also! ,ohn 1):1(' &s one whom his mother comforteth, so will $ comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in ,erusalem! $saiah --:1'

But $ would not have you to be i%norant, brethren, concernin% them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope! #or if we believe that ,esus died and rose a%ain, even so them also which sleep in ,esus will God brin% with him! #or the 4ord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archan%el, and with the trump of God: and the dead in hrist shall rise first: 0hen we which are alive and remain shall be cau%ht up to%ether with them in the clouds to meet the 4ord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the 4ord! Wherefore comfort one another with these words! $ 0hessalonians ):1',1),1-(1"

#ourage
#or $ am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor an%els, nor principalities, nor powers, nor thin%s present, nor thin%s to come, Bor hei%ht, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in hrist ,esus our 4ord! Romans ":'",'7 Be of %ood coura%e, and he shall stren%then your heart, all ye that hope in the 4ord! 3salm '1:2) Wait on the 4ord: be of %ood coura%e, and he shall stren%then thine heart: wait, $ say, on the 4ord! 3salm 26:1) When thou passest throu%h the waters, $ will be with thee; and throu%h the rivers, they shall

not overflow thee: when thou wal.est throu%h the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame .indle upon thee! $saiah )':2 0he ri%hteous are bold as a lion! 3roverbs 2":1b

%epression
0o appoint unto them that mourn in Eion, to %ive unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of :oy for mournin%, the %arment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they mi%ht be called trees of ri%hteousness, the plantin% of the 4ord, that he mi%ht be %lorified! $saiah -1:' When thou passest throu%h the waters, $ will be with thee; and throu%h the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou wal.est throu%h the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame .indle upon thee! $saiah )':2 Beloved, thin. it not stran%e concernin% the fiery trial which is to try you, as thou%h some stran%e thin% happened unto you: But re:oice, inasmuch as ye are parta.ers of hrist@s sufferin%s; that, when his %lory shall be revealed, ye may be %lad also with e>ceedin% :oy! $ 3eter ):12,1' #inally, brethren, whatsoever thin%s are true, whatsoever thin%s are honest, whatsoever thin%s are :ust, whatsoever thin%s are pure, whatsoever thin%s are lovely, whatsoever thin%s are of %ood report; if there be any virtue,

and if there be any praise, thin. on these thin%s! 3hilippians ):"

%eliverance
#or we wrestle not a%ainst flesh and blood, but a%ainst principalities, a%ainst powers, a%ainst the rulers of the dar.ness of this world, a%ainst spiritual wic.edness in hi%h places! =phesians -:12 $ have %iven you authority to trample on sna.es and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothin% will harm you! 4u.e 1/:17 &nd these si%ns shall follow them that believe; $n my name shall they cast out devils; they shall spea. with new ton%ues; 2ar. 1-:16 &nd they overcame him by the blood of the 4amb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death! Revelation 12:11 But if $ cast out devils by the +pirit of God, then the .in%dom of God is come unto you! Cr else how can one enter into a stron% man@s house, and spoil his %oods, e>cept he first bind the stron% man5 and then he will spoil his house! 2atthew 12:2",27 +ubmit yourselves therefore to God! Resist the devil, and he will flee from you! ,ames ):6

%iscouragement
0hou%h $ wal. in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand a%ainst the wrath of mine enemies, and thy ri%ht hand shall save me! 3salm 1'":6 &nd the peace of God, which passeth all understandin%, shall .eep your hearts and minds throu%h hrist ,esus! 3hilippians ):6 Why art thou cast down, C my soul5 &nd why art thou dis?uieted within me5 *ope thou in God: for $ shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God! 3salm )2:11 $ called upon the 4ord in distress: the 4ord answered me, and set me in a lar%e place! 3salm 11":5 4et us hold fast the profession of our faith without waverin%; ;for he is faithful that promised;< *ebrews 1/:2' 3eace $ leave with you, my peace $ %ive unto you: not as the world %iveth, %ive $ unto you! 4et not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid! ,ohn 1):26 4et not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me! ,ohn 1):1 0herefore the redeemed of the 4ord shall return, and come with sin%in% unto Eion; and everlastin% :oy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain %ladness and :oy; and sorrow and mournin% shall flee away! $saiah 51:11

Be of %ood coura%e, and he shall stren%then your heart, all ye that hope in the 4ord! 3salm '1:2)

%issatisfaction
& man shall be satisfied with %ood by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man@s hands shall be rendered unto him! 3roverbs 12:1) #or $ will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry %round: $ will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessin% upon thine offsprin%: $saiah )):' 0he youn% lions do lac., and suffer hun%er: but they that see. the 4ord shall not want any %ood thin%! 3salm '):1/ #or he satisfieth the lon%in% soul, and filleth the hun%ry soul with %oodness! 3salm 1/6:7 Blessed are they which do hun%er and thirst after ri%hteousness: for they shall be filled! 2atthew 5:-

%ivorce
0he 3harisees also came unto him, temptin% him, and sayin% unto him, $s it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause5 &nd he answered and said unto them, *ave ye not read, that he which made them at the be%innin% made them male and female, &nd said, #or this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and

they twain shall be one flesh5 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh! What therefore God hath :oined to%ether, let not man put asunder! 0hey say unto him, Why did 2oses then command to %ive writin% of divorcement, and to put her away5 *e saith unto them, 2oses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the be%innin% it was not so! &nd $ say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, e>cept it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery! 2atthew 17:'b(7 &nd unto the married $ command, yet not $, but the 4ord, 4et not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife! But to the rest spea. $, not the 4ord: $f any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away! &nd the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him! #or the unbelievin% husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelievin% wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy! But if the unbelievin% depart, let him depart! & brother or a sister is not under bonda%e in such cases:

but God hath called us to peace! 1 orinthians 6:1/(15

%rugs, Alcohol, &o acco


&ll thin%s are lawful unto me, but all thin%s are not e>pedient: all thin%s are lawful for me, but $ will not be brou%ht under the power of any! 1 orinthians -:12 &nd be not drun. with wine, wherein is e>cess; but be filled with the +pirit; =phesians 5:1" +tand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith hrist hath made us free, and be not entan%led a%ain with the yo.e of bonda%e! #or, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another! Galatians 5:1,1' 4et not sin therefore rei%n in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof! Romans -:12 What5 8now ye not that your body is the temple of the *oly Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own5 #or ye are bou%ht with a price: therefore %lorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God@s! 1 orinthians -:17,2/

'aith
Bow faith is the substance of thin%s hoped for, the evidence of thin%s not seen! *ebrews 11:1 +o then faith cometh by hearin%, and hearin% by the word of God! Romans 1/:16 ,esus said unto him, $f thou canst believe, all thin%s are possible to him that believeth! 2ar. 7:2' #or whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith! $ ,ohn 5:) &nd ,esus answerin% saith unto them, *ave faith in God! #or verily $ say unto you, 0hat whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those thin%s which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith! 0herefore $ say unto you, What thin%s soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them! 2ar. 11:22(2)

Fasting
2oreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfi%ure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast! Aerily $ say unto you, 0hey have their reward! But thou, when thou fastest,

anoint thine head, and wash thy face; 0hat thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy #ather which is in secret: and thy #ather, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly! 2atthew -:1-(1" $s not this the fast that $ have chosen5 to loose the bands of wic.edness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed %o free, and that ye brea. every yo.e5 $saiah 5":+anctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, %ather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the 4ord your God, and cry unto the 4ord! ,oel 1:1) &s they ministered to the 4ord, and fasted, the *oly Ghost said, +eparate me Barnabas and +aul for the wor. whereunto $ have called them! &nd when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away! &cts 1':2,' *owbeit this .ind %oeth not out but by prayer and fastin%! 2atthew 16:21

'ear
Dea, thou%h $ wal. throu%h the valley of the shadow of death, $ will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me!

3salm 2':) #or God hath not %iven us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind! $$ 0imothy 1:6 $ sou%ht the 4ord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears! 3salm '):) 0he 4ord is my li%ht and my salvation; whom shall $ fear5 0he 4ord is the stren%th of my life; of whom shall $ be afraid5 3salm 26:1 0here is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment! *e that feareth is not made perfect in love! $ ,ohn ):1" $n God have $ put my trust: $ will not be afraid what man can do unto me! 3salm 5-:11 +o that we may boldly say, 0he 4ord is my helper, and $ will not fear what man shall do unto me! *ebrews 1':#ear thou not; for $ am with thee: be not dismayed; for $ am thy God: $ will stren%then thee; yea, $ will help thee; yea, $ will uphold thee with the ri%ht hand of my ri%hteousness! $saiah )1:1/

3eace $ leave with you, my peace $ %ive unto you: not as the world %iveth, %ive $ unto you! 4et not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid! ,ohn 1):2 6

'inancial (eed
Give, and it shall be %iven unto you; %ood measure, pressed down, and sha.en to%ether, and runnin% over, shall men %ive into your bosom! #or with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you a%ain! 4u.e -:'" But my God shall supply all your need accordin% to his riches in %lory by hrist ,esus! 3hilippians ):17 Brin% ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and trove me now herewith, saith the 4ord of hosts, if $ will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessin%, that there shall not be room enou%h to receive it! 2alachi ':1/ But this $ say, *e which soweth sparin%ly shall reap also sparin%ly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully! =very man accordin% as he purposeth in his heart, so let him %ive; not %rud%in%ly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful %iver! $$ orinthians 7:-,6

0herefore ta.e no thou%ht, sayin%, What shall we eat5 or, What shall we drin.5 or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed5 ;#or after all these thin%s do the Gentiles see.:< for your heavenly #ather .noweth that ye have need of all these thin%s! 2atthew -:'1(''

'orgiveness
0herefore if thou brin% thy %ift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ou%ht a%ainst thee; 4eave there thy %ift before the altar, and %o thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy %ift! 2atthew 5:2',2) #or if ye for%ive men their trespasses, your heavenly #ather will also for%ive you: But if ye for%ive not men their trespasses, neither will your #ather for%ive your trespasses! 2atthew -:1),15 3ut on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, .indness, humbleness of mind, mee.ness, lon%sufferin%; #orbearin% one another, and for%ivin% one another, if any man have a ?uarrel a%ainst any: even as hrist for%ave you, so also do ye! olossians ':12,1'

)uidance

$ will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt %o: $ will %uide thee with mine eye! 3salm '2:" &nd thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, sayin%, 0his is the way, wal. ye in it, when ye turn to the ri%ht hand, and when ye turn to the left! $saiah '/:21 $f any of you lac. wisdom, let him as. of God, that %iveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be %iven him! ,ames 1:5 0hy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a li%ht unto my path! 3salm 117:1/5 0each me thy way, / 4ord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies! 0he steps of a %ood man are ordered by the 4ord: and he dei%hteth in his way! 3salm ' 6:2' 0rust in the 4ord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understandin%! $n all thy ways ac.nowled%e him, and he shall direct thy paths! 3roverbs ':5,*owbeit when he, the +pirit of truth, is come, he will %uide you into all truth: for he shall not spea. of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he spea.: and he will shew you thin%s to come! ,ohn 1-:1'

)uilt and #ondemnation

$, even $, am he that blotteth out thy trans( %ressions for mine own sa.e, and will not remember thy sins! $saiah )':25 $f we confess our sins, he is faithful and :ust to for%ive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unri%hteousness! $ ,ohn 1:7 0here is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in hrist ,esus, who wal. not after the flesh, but after the +pirit! Romans ":1 #or $ will be merciful to their unri%hteousness, and their sins and their ini?uities will $ remem( ber no more! *ebrews ":12 Brethren, $ count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thin% $ do, for%ettin% those thin%s which are behind, and reachin% forth unto those thin%s which are before, $ press toward the mar. for the pri1e of the hi%h callin% of God in hrist ,esus! 3hilippians ':1',1)

*nsecurity
*ave not $ commanded thee5 Be stron% and of a %ood coura%e; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the 4ord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou %oest! ,oshua 1:7 0he 4ord is on my side; $ will not fear: what can man do unto me5 3salms 11":-

Behold, $ %ive unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothin% shall by any means hurt you! 4u.e 1/:17 0hen shalt thou wal. in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble! When thou best down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet! 3roverbs ':2',2) But whoso hear.eneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be ?uiet from fear of evil! 3roverbs 1:'' Bein% confident of this very thin%, that he which hath be%un a %ood wor. in you will perform it until the day of ,esus hrist: 3hilippians 1:-

+oneliness
#ear thou not; for $ am with thee: be not dismayed; for $ am thy God: $ will stren%then thee; yea, $ will help thee; yea, $ will uphold thee with the ri%ht hand of my ri%hteousness! $saiah )1:1/ #or the 4ord will not forsa.e his people for his %reat nameFs sa.e: because it bath pleased the 4ord to ma.e you his people! $ +amuel 12:22

0eachin% them to observe all thin%s whatsoever $ have commanded you: and, lo, $ am with you alway, even unto the end of the world! &men! 2atthew 2":2/ When my father and my mother forsa.e me, then the 4ord will ta.e me up! 3salm 2 6:1/ 4et your conversation be without covetous( ness; and be content with such thin%s as ye have: for he hath said, $ will never leave thee, nor forsa.e thee! *ebrews 1':5 #or the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my .indness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the 4ord that hath mercy on thee! $saiah 5):1/

+ust and Se!ual Sins


4et not sin therefore rei%n in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof! Romans -:12 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named amon% you, as becometh saints; =phesians 5:' 2arria%e is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremon%ers and adulterers God will :ud%e! *ebrews 1':)

8now ye not that the unri%hteous shall not inherit the .in%dom of God5 Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with man.ind, Bor thieves, nor covetous, nor drun.ards, nor revilers, nor e>tortioners, shall inherit the .in%dom of God! 1 orinthians -:7,1/ 0his $ say then, Wal. in the +pirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh! #or the flesh lusteth a%ainst the +pirit, and the +pirit a%ainst the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the thin%s that ye would! #or the flesh lusteth a%ainst the +pirit, and the +pirit a%ainst the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the thin%s that ye would! Galatians 5:1-,16 But put ye on the 4ord ,esus hrist, and ma.e not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof! Romans 1':1)

Marriage
*usbands, love your wives, even as hrist also loved the church, and %ave himself for it; +o ou%ht men to love their wives as their own bodies! *e that loveth his wife loveth himself! #or no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the 4ord the church: =phesians 5:25,2",27

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the 4ord! #or the husband is the head of the wife, even as hrist is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body! =phesians 5:22,2' Bevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband! =phesians 5:'' 4i.ewise, ye wives, be in sub:ection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; 4i.ewise, ye husbands, dwell with them accordin% to .nowled%e, %ivin% honor unto the wife, as unto the wea.er vessel, and as bein% heirs to%ether of the %race of life; that your prayers be not hindered! $ 3eter ':1,6 $ will behave myself wisely in a perfect way! / when wilt thou come unto me5 $ will wal. within my house with a perfect heart! 3salm 1/1:2

Parents and #hildren


*onor thy father and thy mother: that thy days ma be lon% upon the land which the 4ord thy God %ivet thee! =>odus 2/:12

0rain up a child in the way he should %o: and when he is /l, he will not depart from it! 3roverbs 22:hildren, obey your parents in the 4ord: for this is ri%ht! *onor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; 0hat it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live lon% on the earth! =phesians -:1(' &nd these words, which $ command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: &nd thou shalt teach them dili%ently unto thy children, and shalt tal. of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou wal.est by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up! 9euteronomy -:-,6 &nd, ye fathers, provo.e not your children to wrath: but brin% them up in the nurture and admonition of the 4ord! =phesians -:) &nd he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, 2alachi ):-a &nd all thy children shall be tau%ht of the 4ord; and %reat shall be the peace of thy children! $saiah 5):1'

Patience

Wait on the 4ord: be of %ood coura%e, and he shall stren%then thine heart: wait, $ say, on the 4ord! 3salm 26:1) But they that wait upon the 4ord shall renew their stren%th; they shall mount up with win%s as ea%les; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall wal., and not faint! $saiah )/:'1 $ waited patiently for the 4ord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry! 3salm )/:1 8nowin% this, that the tryin% of your faith wor.eth patience! But let patience have her perfect wor., that ye may be perfect and entire, wantin% nothin%! ,ames 1:',) But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it! Romans ":25

Peace
0hou wilt .eep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee! $saiah 2-:' Be careful for nothin%; but in every thin% by prayer and supplication with than.s%ivin% let your re?uests be made .nown unto God! &nd the peace of God, which passeth all under( standin%, shall .eep your hearts and minds throu%h hrist ,esus! 3hilippians ):-,6

3eace $ leave with you, my peace $ %ive unto you: not as the world %iveth, %ive $ unto you! 4et not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid! ,ohn 1):26 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothin% shall offend them! 3salm 117:1-5 4et us therefore follow after the thin%s which ma.e for peace, and thin%s wherewith one may edify another! Romans 1):17

Praise
Great is the 4ord, and %reatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness! 3salm )":1 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips %ivin% than.s to his name! *ebrews 1':15 0his people have $ formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise! $saiah )':21 $ will bless the 4ord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth! 3salm '):1 #or the 4ord is %reat, and %reatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all %ods! 3salm 7-:)

Ch that men would praise the 4ord for his %oodness, and for his wonderful wor.s to the children of menG 3salm 1/6:"

Protection
0he eternal God is thy refu%e, and underneath are the everlastin% arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, 9estroy them! 9euteronomy '':26 When thou passest throu%h the waters, $ will be with thee; and throu%h the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou wal.est throu%h the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame .indle upon thee! $saiah )':2 But thou, / 4ord, art a shield for me; my %lory, and the lifter up of mine head! 3salm ':' #or thou hast been a shelter for me, and a stron% tower from the enemy! 3salm -1:' Bo weapon that is formed a%ainst thee shall prosper; and every ton%ue that shall rise a%ainst thee in :ud%ment thou shalt condemn! 0his is the herita%e of the servants of the 4ord, and their ri%hteousness is of me, saith the 4ord! $saiah 5):16

0e2ection

When my father and my mother forsa.e me, then the 4ord will ta.e me up! 3salm 26:1/ Be stron% and of a %ood coura%e, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the 4ord thy God, he it is that doth %o with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsa.e thee! 9euteronomy '1:#or the 4ord will not cast off his people, neither will he forsa.e his inheritance! 3salm 7):1) an a woman for%et her suc.in% child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb5 yea, they may for%et, yet will $ not for%et thee! $saiah )7:15 #or the 4ord will not forsa.e his people for his %reat nameFs sa.e: because it hath pleased the 4ord to ma.e you his people! $ +amuel 12:22

Salvation of 'amily
&nd they said, Believe on the 4ord ,esus hrist, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house! &cts 1-:'1 0rain up a child in the way he should %o: and when he is old, he will not depart from it! 3roverbs 22:&%ain $say unto you, 0hat if two of you shall a%ree on earth as touchin% any thin% that they

shall as., it shall be done for them of my #ather which is in heaven! 2atthew 1":17 #or with God nothin% shall be impossible! 4u.e 1:'6

Suicide
#or we wrestle not a%ainst flesh and blood, but a%ainst principalities, a%ainst powers, a%ainst the rulers of the dar.ness of this world, a%ainst spiritual wic.edness in hi%h places! =phesians -:12 0he thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to .ill, and to destroy: $ am come that they mi%ht have life, and that they mi%ht have it more abundantly! ,ohn 1/:1/ Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seein% he ever liveth to ma.e intercession for them! *ebrews 6:25 *e shall call upon me, and $ will answer him: $ will be with him in trouble; $ will deliver him, and honor him! With lon% life will $ satisfy him, and shew him my salvation! 3salms 71:15,1#or whosoever shall call upon the name of the 4ord shall be saved! Romans 1/:1'

&emptation
4et no man say when he is tempted, $ 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! ,ames 1:1',1) Wherefore let him that thin.eth he standeth ta.e heed lest he fall! 0here hath no temptation ta.en 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 ma.e a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it! $ orinthians 1/:12,1' +eein% then that we have a %reat hi%h priest, that is passed into the heavens, ,esus the +on of God, let us hold fast our profession! #or we have not an hi%h priest which cannot be touched with the feelin% of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted li.e as we are, yet without sin! 4et us therefore come boldly unto the throne of %race, that we may obtain mercy, and find %race to help in time of need! *ebrews ):1)(10he 4ord .noweth how to deliver the %odly out of temptations, and to reserve the un:ust unto the day of :ud%ment to be punished: 2 3eter 2:7

0hy word have $ hid in mine heart, that $ mi%ht not sin a%ainst thee! 3salm 117:11

&ension and 'rustration


0he 4ord is my li%ht and my salvation; whom shall $ fear5 the 4ord is the stren%th of my life; of whom shall $ be afraid5 3salm 26:1 ome unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and $ will %ive you rest! 0a.e my yo.e upon you, and learn of me; for $ am mee. and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls! 2atthew 11:2"!27 #ret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious a%ainst the wor.ers of ini?uity! #or they shall soon be cut down li.e the %rass, and wither as the %reen herb! 0rust in the 4ord, and do %ood; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed! 9eli%ht thyself also in the 4ord; and he shall %ive thee the desires of thine heart! ommit thy way unto the 4ord; trust also in him; and he shall brin% it to pass! 3salm '6:1(5

Worry
0hou wilt .eep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee! $saiah 2-:'

Be careful for nothin%; but in every thin% by prayer and supplication with than.s%ivin% let your re?uests be made .nown unto God! &nd the peace of God, which passeth all under( standin%, shall .eep your hearts and minds throu%h hrist ,esus! 3hilippians ):-,6 But my God shall supply all your need accordin% to his riches in %lory by hrist ,esus! 3hilippians ):17 ast all your an>iety on him because he cares for you! $ 3eter 5:6 #or we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, &s $ have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: althou%h the wor.s were finished from the foundation of the world! 0here remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God! *ebrews ):',7