US Gun Statistics vs. Physician Stats

US Gun Statistics from Various Sources

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Health Human Services

Guns:
(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
Yes, that is 80 million.
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000188.

Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
Remember, “Guns don’t kill people, doctors do.”

FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.

Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!

Out of concern for the public at large, I have withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.

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1. FAITH:
• Romans 10:17 – So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
• Mark 11:22 – And Jesus answered saith unto them, ‘Have faith in God.’
• Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
• Matthew 17:20 – And Jesus said unto them, ‘Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
• Romans 4:5 – But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
• Romans 4:19, 20 – And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb: 20He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
• James 1:6 – But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
• Luke 8:48 – And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.

2. AUTHENTICITY OF SCRIPTURE:
• Luke 16:17 – But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter of the Law to fail.
• 2 Timothy 3:16 – All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
• Matthew 5:18 – For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
• John 10:35 – If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken.
• John 17:17 – Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
• John 8:12 – Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
• John 10:15, 16 – As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
• 16And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
• 2 Timothy 3:16 – All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

3. BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:
• Acts 2:4 – And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
• John 20:22 – And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost.
• Matthew 3:11 – I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.
• Acts 19:6 – And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
• Luke 3:16 – John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
• Mark 1:8 – I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
• Acts 10:44-46 – 44While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. 45And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 46For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,

4. BLOOD OF JESUS:
• Revelation 1:5 – And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.
• Hebrews 9:22 – And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
• 1 Peter 1:18,19 – Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
• Matthew 26:28 – For this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
• Hebrew 9:14 – How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
• 1 Peter 1:19 – But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
• Romans 3:25 – Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
• Luke 22:20 – Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

5. CASTING OUT DEVILS:
• Mark 16:15 – And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.
• Luke 6:18 – And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.
• Matthew 8:16 – When the evening was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick.
• Matthew 10:8 – Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
• Mark 16:17 – And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
• Matthew 4:10 – Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
• Matthew 12:22, 24 – Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
• Matthew 4:24 – And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

6. CROWNS FOR THE SAINTS:
• 1 Thessalonians 2:19 – For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
• James 1:12 – Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
• Revelation 2:10 – Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
• 2 Timothy 4:8 – Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
• James 1:12 – Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
• 2 Timothy 4:8 – Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
• 1 Peter 5:4 – And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
• 2 Timothy 4:6 – For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

7. DIRECTION/GUIDANCE:
• Proverbs 3:6 – In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
• Psalm 73:24 – Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
• Galatians 5:18 – But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
• Luke 1:79 – To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
• Isaiah 41:10 – Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
• Jeremiah 29:5 – Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;
• Jeremiah 29:7 – And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.
• Jeremiah 29:11-14 – 11For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 12Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. 13And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. 14And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.

8. ETERNAL LIFE:
• John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
• 2 Corinthians 5:8 – We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
• Psalm 23:6 – Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
• John 11:25-26 – Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
• 1 John 5:11 – He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
• John 17:2 – As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
• Romans 2:7 – To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
• 2 Timothy 3:7 – Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

9. FAITHFULNESS:
• Lamentations 3:22-23 – It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
• Psalm 36:5 – Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
• Isaiah 25:1 – O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
• 1 Corinthians 10:13 – There hath no temptation taken 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 make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
• Lamentations 3:23 –They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
• Hebrews 10:23 – Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
• 1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
• Proverbs 28:20 – A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

10. FEAR:
• Psalm 34:4 – I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
• Romans 8:15 – For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
• I Corinthians 2:3 – And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
• John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
• Luke 8:50 – But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
• Luke 12:32 – Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
• Genesis 26:32 – And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac’s servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water.
• James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
11. FORGIVNESS:
• Matthew 6:12 – And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
• Colossians 3:13 – Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
• Luke 6:37 – Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.
• Ephesians 4:32 – And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
• Isaiah 43:25 – I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
• Jeremiah 31:34 – And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
• Psalm 103:3 – Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
• James 5:5 – Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

12. GOD’S WILL:
• 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
• Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
• Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
• Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
• Ezekiel 18:32 – For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
• Matthew 23:27 – Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
• John 6:39 – And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
• 1 Timothy 2:3,4 – 3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

13. HEALING:
• Luke 4:40 – Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
• Psalm 107:20 – He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
• Acts 10:38 – How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
• Matthew 4:23 – And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
• Isaiah 53:5 – But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
• Exodus 23:25 – And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
• Proverbs 4:22 – For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
• Psalm 41:4 – I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

14. HOLINESS:
• Hebrews 12:14 – Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.
• 1 Thessalonians 4:7 – For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
• 1 Timothy 2:15 – Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
• 1 Corinthians 1:30 – But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
• Psalm 89:35 – Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
• Exodus 15:11 – Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
• Mark 1:24 – Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
• Revelation 4:8 – And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

15. HOLY SPIRIT:
• John 16:13 – Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
• John 14:26 – But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
• Isaiah 11:2 – And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
• Joel 2:28 – And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
• John 14:16 – And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
• Acts 13:2 – As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
• Acts 5:3 – But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
• 1 Corinthians 2:10 – But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

16. HONESTY:
• Hebrews 6:18 – That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.
• Luke 16:10 – He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
• Exodus 20:16 – Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
• Psalm 119:160 – Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
• Proverbs 8:18 – Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
• Proverbs 19:1 – Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
• Proverbs 20:3 – It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
• 2 Corinthians 13:7 – Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.

17. HOPE:
• Romans 8:24-25 – For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
• Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
• Galatians 5:5 – For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
• 1 John 3:2-3 – Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
• Psalm 31:24 – Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
• Psalm 71:5 – For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.
• Isaiah 8:17 – And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
• Romans 15:13 – Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

18. JOY:
• Nehemiah 8:10 – Then he said unto them, god your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our LORD: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
• Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
• Psalms 30:11 – Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness.
• Habakkuk 3:18 – Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
• John 16:24 – Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
• Psalm 66:1 – Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:
• James 1:2 – My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
• John 16:22 – And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

19. LAZINESS:
• Proverbs 13:4 – The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
• Proverbs 6:6 – Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.
• Proverbs 18:9 – He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
• Proverbs 21:25 – The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
• Proverbs 10:26 – As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
• Proverbs 19:15 – Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
• Proverbes 2-:4 – The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
• Proverbs 21:25 – The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

20. LOVE:
• 1 John 4:8 – He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
• Luke 10:27 – And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
• Romans 5:8 – But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
• John 4:20,21 – Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
• John 14:23 – Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
• John 15:9 – As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
• 1 Corinthians 13:4 – Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,which is the head, even Christ:

21. MARRIAGE:
• Genesis 2:23-24 – And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
• Matthew 19:6 – Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
• Ephesians 5:31 – For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
• Genesis 2:20 – And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
• Matthew 19:5 – For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
• 1 Corinthians 7:3 – Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
• 2 Corinthians 6:14 – And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
• Colossians 3:19 – Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

22. MIRACLES/SIGNS/WONDERS:
• Exodus 7:3 – “And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.”
• Daniel 4:3 – “How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.”
• Romans 15:19 – “Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.”
• Matthew 10:7-8 – “And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
• Romans 15:19 – Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
• Acts 2:19 – And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
• John 4:48 – Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
• 2 Corinthians 12:12 – Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

23. NAME OF JESUS:
• Philippians 2:9-11 – “ 9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
• Acts 3:6-7 – “6Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. 7And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.”
• Acts 4:12 – “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
• James 5:14 – “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:”
• Act 3:16 – And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
• John 15:16 – Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
• John 16:23 – And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
• John 16:26 – At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:

24. OBEDIENCE:
• Deuteronomy 29:9 – “Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.”
• 2 Chronicles 21:31 – “And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.”
• Psalms 119:60 – “I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.”
• Acts 5:29 – “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”
• Colossians 3:20 – Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
• 1 Peter 2:18 – Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
• Romans 13:1 – Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
• Genesis 26:5 – Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

25. PATIENCE:
• Hebrews 6:12 – “That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
• Romans 12:12 – “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;”
• Psalm 37:7-9 – “7Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. 8Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. 9For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.”
• Romans 8:25 – “But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it”
• James 1:4 – But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
• James 5:11 – Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
• Romans 2:4 – Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
• Romans 5:5 – And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

26. PEACE:
• Ephesians 2:13-15 – “13But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;”
• Matthew 5:9 – “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
• Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
• John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
• John 16:33 – These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
• Colossians 3:15 – And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
• Romans 5:1 – Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
• John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

27. PROMISES TO THE FAITHFUL:
• Hebrews 11:6 – “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
• Luke 6:10 – “And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.”
• Colossians 3:23-25 – “23And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.”
• 2 Timothy 2:10 – “Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.”
• Genesis 12:3 – And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
• 2 Corinthians 1:20 – For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
• Ephesians 3:6 – That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
• James 2:5 – Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

28. PROVISION:
• Matthew 6:26 – “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”
• Deuteronomy 28 – “And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee…”
• Proverbs 11:28 – “He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.”
• Romans 8:28 – “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
• Job 42:10 – And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
• Luke 6:38 – Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
• Malachi 3:10 – Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
• Genesis 22:8 – And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

29. PRAYER:
• 1 Thessalonians 5:17 – “Pray without ceasing.”
• John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
• Philippians 4:6 – “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
• Psalms 145:18 – “The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.”
• Acts 6:4 – But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
• Romans 12:12 – Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
• Philippians 4:6 – “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
• 1 Corinthians 7:5 – Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

30. RETURN OF CHRIST:
• Revelation 22:12 – “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”
• 1 Thessalonians 5:2 – “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.”
• Acts 1:11 – “Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”
• 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 – “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:”
• Revelation 22:12 – And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
• Matthew 24:39 – And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
• Matthew 24:44 – Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
• Mark 13:26 – And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

31. SALVATION/SOUL WINNING (x5):
• Romans 10:13 – “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
• 1 John 5:13 – “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
• Romans 10:9 – “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
• John 3:36 – “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
• Proverbs 11:30 – “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”
• Romans 10:13 – “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
• 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
• Ephesians 1:7 – In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
• Acts 4:12 – Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
• Romans 1:16 – For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

32. SIN:
• Romans 6:23 – ““For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
• James 4:17 – “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”
• 1 John 3:10 – “In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.”
• Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
• Romans 6:10 – For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
• John 16:8, 9 – 8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9Of sin, because they believe not on me;
• 2 Corinthians 5:21 – For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
• Numbers 32:23 – But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.

33. STEWARDSHIP:
• Luke 16:11 – “If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?”
• 1 Peter 4:10 – “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”
• Luke 16:11 – “If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?”
• Titus 1:7 – “For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;”
• 1 Corinthians 4:1 – Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
• 1 Peter 4:10 – As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
• Matthew 24:45 – Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
• Mark 13:34 – For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

34. SUBMISSION TO AUTHORITY:
• Hebrews 13:17 – “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.”
• 1 Peter 5:5 – “Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.”
• 1 Timothy 5:1-2 – “1Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; 2The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.”
• Ephesians 5:21 – “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.”
• 1 Peter 2:3 – If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
• Ephesians 5:22 – Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
• 1 Timothy 3:2 – A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
• Matthew 20:25, 26 – 25But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

35. THE ANOINTING:
• Luke 4:18-19 – “18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
• 1 John 2:20 – “But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.”
• 1 John 2:27 – “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.”
• Luke 7:46 – “My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.”
• Acts 10:38 – Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
• 1 John 2:10 – He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
• 1 John 2:27 – But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
• James 5:14 – Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

36. THE BELIEVER’S AUTHORITY:
• Matthew 28:18-19 – “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
• James 4:7 – “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
• Mark 16:17 – “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;”
• Luke 10:19 – “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
• Acts 1:8 – But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
• Acts 3:6 – Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
• Acts 2:38 – Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
• Luke 10:9 – And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

37. THE GREAT COMMISSION:
• Mark 16:15-18 – “15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
• Luke 24:46-47 – “46And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”
• Acts 1:8 – “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
• 2 Timothy 2:15 – “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
• Mark 16:15 – And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
• Luke 24:46 – And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
• Acts 1:8 – “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
• Matthew 28:18-20 – 18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

38. THE KINGDOM OF GOD:
• Luke 17:21 – “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”
• Isaiah 9:6 – “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
• Romans 13:1 – “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”
• Mark 1:15 – “And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
• Luke 9:62 – And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
• Matthew 3:2 – And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
• Mark 12:34 – And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
• Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

39. THE HEART:
• Proverbs 4:23 – “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
• Psalms 51:10 – “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
• Ezekiel 36:26 – “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.”
• Matthew 5:8 – “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”
• Jeremiah 17:9 – The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
• John 7:38 – He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
• John 14:1 – Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
• Ezekiel 11:19 – And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:

40. THE VOICE OF GOD:
• John 10:27 – “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:”
• 2 Timothy 3:16 – “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
• 1 Samuel 3:4 – “That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.”
• Revelation 3:22 – “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”
• Genesis 3:10 – And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
• 1 Kings 19:12 – And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
• John 10:4 – And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
• Revelation 3:20 – Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

41. THE WORD OF GOD:
• Psalm 119:105 – “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
• Hebrews 4:12 – “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
• Romans 10:17 – “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
• Romans 3:2 – “Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.”
• Isaiah 53:11 – He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
• Hebrews 4:12 – “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
• John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
• Romans 19:13 – And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

42. TITHE/OFFERING:
• Malachi 3:8-12 – “8Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 10Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. 11And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. 12And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.”
• 2 Corinthians 9:7 – “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”
• Genesis 14:20 – And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
• Hebrews 7:2-6 – “2To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; 6But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
• Genesis 28:22 – And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
• Leviticus 27:30 – And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’s: it is holy unto the LORD.

43. TEMPTAION:
• James 4:7 – “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
• 1 Corinthians 10:13 – “There hath no temptation taken 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 make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
• Matthew 26:13 – “Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.”
• Matthew 26:41 – “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
• Genesis 3:5 – For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
• Matthew 4:3 – And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
• 1 Thessalonians 3:5 – For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.
• James 1:2 – My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

44. TRUST:
• Psalm 46:1-2 – “1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;”
• Proverbs 3:5 – “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
• Psalm 56:3-4 – “ 3What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. 4In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.”
• Psalm 13:5 – “But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.”
• Nahum 1:7 – The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
• Psalm 91:2 – I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
• Psalm 25:1, 2 – 1Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. 2O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
• Job 13:15 – Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

45. WHO ARE YOU?
• 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
• John 1:12 – “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
• Romans 5:10 – “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
• Ephesians 1:3-8 – “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”
• Romans 8:10, 11 – 10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
• John 1:12 – But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
• John 15:15 – Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
• 1 Corinthians 6:17 – But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

46. WISDOM:
• James 1:5 – “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
• Proverbs 11:30 – “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”
• Proverbs 3:7 – “Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”
• Luke 21:15 – “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.”
• James 3:17 – But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
• Proverbs 2:6 – For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
• Psalm 51:6 – Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
• 1 Corinthians 1:24 – But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

47. WORK ETHIC:
• Proverbs 12:24 – “The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.”
• Proverbs 10:4 – “He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.”
• Proverbs 13:4 – “The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.”
• Matthew 10:10 – “Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.”
• Proverbs 16:3 – Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
• Proverbs 3:9, 10 – 9Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: 10So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
• 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 – 10For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
• Ecclesiastes 9:10 – Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

48. WORRY:
• Psalm 37:1-7 – “A Psalm of David. Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
• Psalm 37:8 – “Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.”
• Philippians 4:6 – “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
• 1Corinthians 7:21 – “Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.”
• Psalm 94:19 – In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
• Luke 10:41 – And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
• Luke 12:25 – And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
• Matthew 6:25-27 – 25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

49. WORSHIP:
• Psalm 34:1 – “A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”
• Psalm 95:6 – “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.”
• John 4:23 – “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.”
• John4:24 – “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
• 1 Chronicles 16:29 – Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
• Daniel 4:37 – Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
• Psalm 95:6 – “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.”
• John 4:23, 24 – 23But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

50. WHO ARE YOU IN CHRIST (10 more):
• Colossians 1:13-14 – “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:”
• Philippians 3:20 – “For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:”
• Colossians 3:1-4 – “1If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”
• John 15:5 – “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”
• Ephesians 2:10 – “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
• Colossians 1:13-14 – “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:”
• Philippians 3:20 – “For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:”
• Ephesians 1:3 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
• 1 Corinthians 12:27 – Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
• Ephesians 2:10 – “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

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Should Christians really totally abstain from alcoholic drinks? Or does God tell us we can drink in moderation?

Should Christians really totally abstain from alcoholic drinks? Or does God tell us we can drink in moderation?

Should Christians really totally abstain from alcoholic drinks? Or does God tell us we can drink in moderation?

In the 1800’s and early 1900’s the church in America took bold stand for tatal abstinence. People read and researched the word ‘wine:’ Bible studies showed the truth about alcohol. The result was Prohibition and its great benefits. But the Prohibition Amendment was repealed, and the church began to weaken in its conviction against alcohol. Today some pastors say, ‘What’s wrong with a six pack? Why get hung up on a little wine at a wedding?’

The Bible is the same ‘yesterday, today, and forever.’ What godly Bible teachers said in the past is still true today. Dr. Robert Teachout, a Semitic scholar who, in 1979, wrote his doctorate on the ‘Use of Wind in the Old Testament,’ stated that ‘alcohol is never approved by God in any amount for the obedient Christian.’

Dr Samuele Bacchiocchi, author of ‘Wine in the Bible,’ 1989, says that ‘drinking alcohol is a moral issue and a transgression of God’s law.’

FACTS TO KNOW:

1) The Bible does teach total abstinence from alcohol. Both the main Hebrew word for wine and the Greek word for wine can mean either fermented grape juice or intoxicating wine. The English word wine originally had two meanings also– unfermented juice or alcoholic drink.

2) In the Bible, there are verses that show God’s approval of wine is speaking of unfermented juice. And the verses which expose the evils of wine are speaking about fermented/intoxicating wine.

3) The Bible says alcoholic drink is evil. It is not just the amount one drinks that makes drinking a sin. God condemns the drink itself. (Proverbs 20:1 – KJV) ‘Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.’

4) God does not lead us into evil; He delivers us from it. He does not teach us to practice evil in moderation. Jesus did not make, use, approve, commend, or tell us to use intoxicating wine.

5) God made man to have fellowship with Him. Alcohol goes directly to the brain, the communication center of the body. It interferes with God’s purpose for mankind.

75 BIBLICAL WARNINGS

There are more scriptures condemning the use of alcoholic beverages than can be found on lying, adultery, swearing, cheating, hypocrisy, pride, and/or blasphemy

1. Genesis 9:20-26 – (Noah became drunk; the result was immorality and family trouble.)

2. Genesis 19:30-38 (Lot was so drunk he did not know what he was doing; this led to immorality.)

3. Leviticus 10:9-11 “Do not drink wine or strong drink, you or your sons, when you go into the Tent of Meeting, lest you die; it shall be a statute forever in all your generations. You shall make a distinction and recognize a difference between the holy and the common or unholy, and between the unclean and the clean;” (God commanded priests not to drink so that they could tell the difference between the holy and the unholy.)

4. Numbers 6:3 – “He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink; he shall drink no vinegar of wine or of strong drink, and shall drink no grape juice, or eat grapes, fresh or dried.” (The Nazarites were told to eat or drink nothing from the grape vine.)

5. Deuteronomy 21:20 – “And they shall say to the elders of his city, This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey our voice. He is a glutton and a drunkard.” (A drunken son was stubborn and rebellious)

6. Deuteronomy 29:6 – “You have not eaten [grain] bread, nor have you drunk wine or strong drink, that you might recognize and know [your dependence on Him Who is saying], I am the Lord your God.” (God gave NO grape juice to Israel nor did they have intoxicating drink.)

7. Deuteronomy 32:33 – “Their wine is the [furious] venom of serpents, and the pitiless poison of vipers.” (Intoxicating wine is like the poison of serpents, the cruel venom of asps.)

8. Judges 13:4,7,14 – “4Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing: 7But he said unto me, Behold, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing: for the child shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day of his death. 14She may not eat of anything that cometh of the vine, neither let her drink wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean thing: all that I commanded her let her observe.” (Samson was to be a Nizarite for his life. His mother was told not to drink wine or strong drink.)

9. 1 Samuel 1:14-15 – “14Eli said to her, How long will you be intoxicated? Put wine away from you. 15But Hannah answered, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I was pouring out my soul before the Lord.” (Accused, Hannah said she drank no wine)

10. 1 Samuel 25:32-38 (Nabal died after a drunken spree)

11. 2 Samuel 11:13 – “David invited him, and he ate with him and drank, so that he made him drunk; but that night he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord and did not go down to his house.” (By getting drunk, David hoped to cover his sin)

12. 2 Samuel 12:28-29 – “Now Absalom commanded his servants, Notice now, when Amnon’s heart is merry with wine and when I say to you, Strike Amnon, then kill him. Fear not; have I not commanded you? Be courageous and brave. And the servants of Absalom did to Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king’s sons arose and every man mounted his mule and fled.” (Amnon was drunk when he was killed)

13. 1 Kings 16:8-10 – “8In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah, Elah son of Baasha began his reign of two years over Israel in Tirzah. 9Elah’s servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against Elah. He was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, who was over the household in Tirzah. 10Zimri came in and smote and killed him in the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his stead. (The king was drinking himself into drunkenness when her was assassinated.)

14. 1 Kings 20:12-21 – (Ben-Hadad and 32 other kings were drinking when they were attacked and defeated by the Israelites.)

15. Esther 1:5-12 – (The king gave each one all the drink he wanted. He was intoxicated when he commended the queen to come and expose herself before the men)

16. Psalms 75:8 – “For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup [of His wrath], and the wine foams and is red, well mixed; and He pours out from it, and all the wicked of the earth must drain it and drink its dregs.” (The Lord’s wrath is pictured as mixed wine poured out and drunk by the wicked.)

17. Proverbs 4:17 – “For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.” (Alcoholic drink is called the wine of violence)

18. Proverbs 20:1 – “WINE IS a mocker, strong drink a riotous brawler; and whoever errs or reels because of it is not wise.”(Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging)

19. Proverbs 23:19-20 – “19Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your mind in the way [of the Lord]. 20Do not associate with winebibbers; be not among them nor among gluttonous eaters of meat,” (A wise person will not be among the drinkers of alcoholic berverages.)

20. Proverbs 23:21 – “For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty, and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.” (Drunkenness causes poverty.)

21. Proverbs 23:29-30 – “29Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness and dimness of eyes? 30Those who tarry long at the wine, those who go to seek and try mixed wine. (Drinking causes woe, sorrow, fighting, babbling, and wounds without cause.)

22. Proverbs 23:31 – “Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the wineglass, when it goes down smoothly.” (God instructs not to look as intoxicating drinks.)

23. Proverbs 23:32 – “At the last it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder.” (Alcoholic drinks bite like a serpent, sting like and adder.)

24. Proverbs 23:33 – “[Under the influence of wine] your eyes will behold strange things [and loose women] and your mind will utter things turned the wrong way [untrue, incorrect, and petulant].” (Alcohol causes the drinker to have strange adulterous thoughts, produces will fullness, and prevents reformation.)

25. Proverbs 23:34 – “Yes, you will be [as unsteady] as he who lies down in the midst of the sea, and [as open to disaster] as he who lies upon the top of a mast.” (Alcohol makes the drinker unstable.)

26. Proverbs 23:35 – “You will say, They struck me, but I was not hurt! They beat me [as with a hammer], but I did not feel it! When shall I awake? I will crave and seek more wine again [and escape reality].” (Alcohol makes the drinker insensitive to pain, so he does not perceive it as a warning. Alcohol is habit forming.)

27. Proverbs 31:4-5 – “4It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to desire strong drink, 5Lest they drink and forget the law and what it decrees, and pervert the justice due any of the afflicted.” (Kings, Princes, and others who rule and judge must not drink alcohol. Alcohol perverts good judgment.)

28. Proverbs 31:6-7 – “6Give strong drink [as medicine] to him who is ready to pass away, and wine to him in bitter distress of heart. 7Let him drink and forget his poverty and [seriously] remember his want and misery no more.” (Strong drink could be given to those about to perish or those in pain. Better anesthetics are available today.)

29. Ecclesiastes 2:3 – “3I searched in my mind how to cheer my body with wine–yet at the same time having my mind hold its course and guide me with [human] wisdom–and how to lay hold of folly, till I might see what was good for the sons of men to do under heaven all the days of their lives.” (The king tried everything, including intoxicating drink, to see if it satisfied. IT DID NOT!)

30. Ecclesiastes 10:17 – “17Happy (fortunate and to be envied) are you, O land, when your king is a free man and of noble birth and character and when your officials feast at the proper time–for strength and not for drunkenness!” (Lands are blessed when its leaders do not drink.)

31. Isaiah 5:11-12 – “11Woe unto those who rise early in the morning, that they may pursue strong drink, who tarry late into the night till wine inflames them! 12They have lyre and harp, tambourine and flute and wine at their feasts, but they do not regard the deeds of the Lord, neither do they consider the operation of His hands [in mercy and in judgment].” (Woe to those who get up early to drink and stay up late and night to get drunk.)

32. Isaiah 5:22 – “22Woe to those who are mighty heroes at drinking wine and men of strength in mixing alcoholic drinks!” (Who to ‘champion’ drinkers & ‘experts’ at mixing drinks.)

33. Isaiah 19:14 – “The Lord has mingled a spirit of perverseness, error, and confusion within her; [her leaders] have caused Egypt to stagger in all her doings, as a drunken man staggers in his vomit.” (Drunken men stagger in their vomit.)

34. Isaiah 22:12-13 – “12And in that day the Lord God of hosts called you to weeping and mourning, to the shaving off of all your hair [in humiliation] and to the girding with sackcloth. 13But instead, see the pleasure and mirth, slaying oxen and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine, [with the idea] Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!” (The Israelites choose to drink; their future looks hopeless to them.)

35. Isaiah 24:9 – “9No more will they drink wine with a song; strong drink will be bitter to those who drink it.” (Drinkers cannot escape the consequences when God judges.)

36. Isaiah 28:1 – “ 1WOE TO [Samaria] the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim [the ten tribes], and to the fading flower of its glorious beauty, which is on the head of the rich valley of those overcome and smitten down with wine!” (God pronounces woe on the drunkards of Ephraim.)

37. Isaiah 28:3 – “3With [alien] feet [Samaria] the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim will be trodden down.” (Proud drunkards shall be trodden down.)

38. Isaiah 28:7 – “7But even these reel from wine and stagger from strong drink: the priest and the prophet reel from strong drink; they are confused from wine, they stagger and are gone astray through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble when pronouncing judgment.” (Priests and prophets stagger and reel from beer and wine, err in vision, and stumble in judgment.)

39. Isaiah 28:8 – “8For all the tables are full of filthy vomit, so that there is no place that is clean.” (Drinkers’ tables are covered with vomit and filth.)

40. Isaiah 56:9-12 – “9All you beasts of the field, come to devour, all you beasts (hostile nations) in the forest. 10[Israel’s] watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; dreaming, lying down, they love to slumber.11Yes, the dogs are greedy; they never have enough. And such are the shepherds who cannot understand; they have all turned to their own way, each one to his own gain, from every quarter [one and all]. 12Come, say they, We will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink! And tomorrow shall be as this day, a day great beyond measure.” (Drinkers seek their own gain and expect tomorrow to be just like today.)

41. Jeremiah 35:2-14 – (The Rechabites drank no grape juice or intoxicating win and were blessed.)

42. Ezekiel 44:21 – “21Neither shall any priest drink wine when he enters the inner court.” (Again God instructed the priests not to drink wine.)

43. Daniel 1:5-17 – “ (Daniel refused the king’s intoxicating wine and was blessed for it along with his abstaining friends.)

44. Daniel 5:1 – “1BELSHAZZAR THE king [descendant of Nebuchadnezzar] made a great feast for a thousand of his lords, and he drank his wine in the presence of the thousand.” (Belshazzar, ruler of Babylon; led his people in drinking.)

45. Daniel 5:2-3 – “2Belshazzar, while he was tasting the wine, commanded that the gold and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple [out of the sacred area–the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies] which was in Jerusalem be brought, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them. 3Then they brought in the gold and silver vessels which had been taken out of the temple, the house of God which was in Jerusalem; and the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines drank from them.” (The king, along with his nobles, wives, and concubines, drank form the goblets which had been taken from God’s temple.)

46. Daniel 5:4 – “They drank wine and praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood, and stone.” (Drinking wine was combined with praising false gods.)

47. Daniel 5:23 – “23And you have lifted yourself up against the Lord of heaven, and the vessels of His house have been brought before you, and you and your lords, your wives, and your concubines have drunk wine from them; and you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or know; but the God in Whose hand your breath is and Whose are all your ways you have not honored and glorified [but have dishonored and disgraced].” (God sent word to Belshazzar that punishment would be swift for the evil he had committed.)

48. Hosea 4:11 – “Harlotry and wine and new wine take away the heart and the mind and the spiritual understanding.” (Intoxicating wine takes away intelligence.)

49. Hosea 7:5 – “On the [special] day of our king the princes made themselves and him sick with the heat of wine; [the king] stretched out his hand with scoffers and lawless men.” (God reproves princes for drinking.)

50. Joel 1:5 – “5Awake, you drunkards, and weep; wail, all you drinkers of wine, because of the [fresh] sweet juice [of the grape], for it is cut off and removed from your mouth.” (Drunkards awake to see God’s judgment.)

51. Joel 3:3 – “3And they have cast lots for My people, and have given a boy for a harlot and have sold a girl for juice [of the grape] and have drunk it.” (The enemy is judged for selling girls for wine.)

52. Amos 2:8 – “8And they lay themselves down beside every [pagan] altar upon clothes they have taken in pledge [for indebtedness], and in the house of their God [in daring contempt of Him] they frivolously drink the wine which has been exacted from those [unjustly] fined.” (Unrighteous acts of Israel included the drinking of win which had been taken for the payment of fines.)

53. Amos 2:12 – “12But you gave the dedicated ones [the Nazirites] wine to drink and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.” (Israel is condemned for forcing Nazarites to drink wine.)

54. Micah 2:11 – “11If a man walking in a spirit [of vanity] and in falsehood should lie and say, I will prophesy to you of wine and strong drink, O Israel, he would even be the acceptable prophet of this people!” (Israelites are eager to follow false teachers who prophesy plenty of intoxicating drinks.)

55. Nahum 1:10 – “10For [the Ninevites] are as bundles of thorn branches [for fuel], and even while drowned in their drunken [carousing] they shall be consumed like stubble fully dry [in the day of the Lord’s wrath].” (The drunkards of Nineveh will be destroyed by God.)

56. Habakkuk 2:5 – “5Moreover, wine and wealth are treacherous; the proud man [the Chaldean invader] is restless and cannot stay at home. His appetite is large like that of Sheol and [his greed] is like death and cannot be satisfied; he gathers to himself all nations and collects all people as if he owned them.” (A man is betrayed by wine.)

57. Habakkuk 2:15 – “15Woe to him who gives his neighbors drink, who pours out your bottle to them and adds to it your poisonous and blighting wrath and also makes them drunk, that you may look on their stripped condition and pour out foul shame [on their glory]!” (Woe to him that gives his neighbor drink.)

58. Habakkuk 2:16 – “16You [yourself] will be filled with shame and contempt instead of glory. Drink also and be like an uncircumcised [heathen]! The cup [of wrath] in the Lord’s right hand will come around to you [O destroyer], and foul shame shall be upon your own glory!” (Drinking leads to shame.)

59. Matthew 24:48-51 – “48But if that servant is wicked and says to himself, My master is delayed and is going to be gone a long time, 49And begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with the drunken, 50The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour of which he is not aware, 51And will punish him [cut him up by scourging] and put him with the pretenders (hypocrites); there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.” (A drinking servant is unprepared for his Lord’s return.)

60. Luke 1:15 – “15For he will be great and distinguished in the sight of the Lord. And he must drink no wine nor strong drink, and he will be filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit even in and from his mother’s womb.” (John the Baptist drank neither grape juice nor wine.)

61. Luke 12:45 – “45But if that servant says in his heart, My master is late in coming, and begins to strike the menservants and the maids and to eat and drink and get drunk,” (Christ warned against drunkenness.)

62. Luke 21:34 – “34But take heed to yourselves and be on your guard, lest your hearts be overburdened and depressed (weighed down) with the giddiness and headache and nausea of self-indulgence, drunkenness, and worldly worries and cares pertaining to [the business of] this life, and [lest] that day come upon you suddenly like a trap or a noose;” (Drunkenness will cause a person not to be ready for the Lord’s return.)

63. Romans 13:13 – “13Let us live and conduct ourselves honorably and becomingly as in the [open light of] day, not in reveling (carousing) and drunkenness, not in immorality and debauchery (sensuality and licentiousness), not in quarreling and jealousy.” (Do not walk in drunkenness or immorality.)

64. Romans 14:21 – “21The right thing is to eat no meat or drink no wine [at all], or [do anything else] if it makes your brother stumble or hurts his conscience or offends or weakens him.” (Do not do anything that will hurt your testimony as a believer.)

65. 1 Corinthians 5:11 – “11But now I write to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of [Christian] brother if he is known to be guilty of immorality or greed, or is an idolater [whose soul is devoted to any object that usurps the place of God], or is a person with a foul tongue [railing, abusing, reviling, slandering], or is a drunkard or a swindler or a robber. [No] you must not so much as eat with such a person.” (If a Christian brother is a drinker, do not associate with him.)

66. 1 Corinthians 6:10 – “10Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers and slanderers, nor extortioners and robbers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God.” (Drunkards will not inherit the Kingdome of God.)

67. Galatians 5:21 – “21Envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” (Acts of the sinful nature, such as drunkenness, will prohibit a person from inheriting the Kingdom of God.)

68. Ephesians 5:18 – “18And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but ever be filled and stimulated with the [Holy] Spirit.” (In contrast to being drunk with wine, the believer is to be filled with the Holy Spirit.)

69. 1 Thessalonians 5:6-7 – “6Accordingly then, let us not sleep, as the rest do, but let us keep wide awake (alert, watchful, cautious, and on our guard) and let us be sober (calm, collected, and circumspect).” (Christians are to be alert and self-controlled, belonging to the day. Drunkards belong to the night and darkness.) – SIDE NOTE: Lady Gaga has a new album/song: “Marry the Night”

70. 1 Timothy 3:2-3 – “2Now a bishop (superintendent, overseer) must give no grounds for accusation but must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, circumspect and temperate and self-controlled; [he must be] sensible and well behaved and dignified and lead an orderly (disciplined) life; [he must be] hospitable [showing love for and being a friend to the believers, especially strangers or foreigners, and be] a capable and qualified teacher, 3Not given to wine, not combative but gentle and considerate, not quarrelsome but forbearing and peaceable, and not a lover of money [insatiable for wealth and ready to obtain it by questionable means].” (Bishops/Elders are to be temperate, sober, and not near any wine.)

71. 1 Timothy 3:8 – “In like manner the deacons [must be] worthy of respect, not shifty and double-talkers but sincere in what they say, not given to much wine, not greedy for base gain [craving wealth and resorting to ignoble and dishonest methods of getting it].” (Deacons are to be worthy of respect and not drinkers.)

72. 1 Timothy 3:11 – “[The] women likewise must be worthy of respect and serious, not gossipers, but temperate and self-controlled, [thoroughly] trustworthy in all things.” (Deacons’ wives are to be temperate and sober.)

73. Titus 1:7-8 – “7For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; 8But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;” (An overseer is to be disciplined.)

74. Titus 2:2-3 – “2Urge the older men to be temperate, venerable (serious), sensible, self-controlled, and sound in the faith, in the love, and in the steadfastness and patience [of Christ]. 3Bid the older women similarly to be reverent and devout in their deportment as becomes those engaged in sacred service, not slanderers or slaves to drink. They are to give good counsel and be teachers of what is right and noble,” (The older men and older women of the church are to be temperate and not addicted to wine.)

75. 1 Peter 4:3-4 – “3For the time that is past already suffices for doing what the Gentiles like to do–living [as you have done] in shameless, insolent wantonness, in lustful desires, drunkenness, reveling, drinking bouts and abominable, lawless idolatries. 4They are astonished and think it very queer that you do not now run hand in hand with them in the same excesses of dissipation, and they abuse [you].” (The past life of drunkenness and carousing has no place in the Christian’s life.)

GREAT BLOG on the topic by Pastor Mark Spitsbergenhttp://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.abidingplace.org%2Ffeatures%2Falcohol-in-the-church.html&h=aAQGudx3CAQGVlvzDbZqS2ubryV_Ivub-ThzqO2Vzt-es1Q

Wine is a mockery, strong drink is raging: And whosoever is deceived by it is not wise.
http://www.abidingplace.org/features/alcohol-in-the-church.html#intro

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STATEMENT ON ALCOHOL IN THE CHURCH
Friday, April 16, 2010
By Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne

Understanding the nature of human beings – the attraction of the forbidden fruit – people are going to drink – We cannot force anyone to do anything – however:

We would strongly warn and recommend against the use of wine and alcohol by those who are followers of Jesus, believe the Bible and believe in keeping themselves pure for the coming of the Lord.

Because of these things

1. In drinking alcohol it”s about intoxication – and that means coming under the influence and control of another “Spirit” other than the Holy Spirit.

2. Wine and Alcohol has destroyed hundreds of millions of lives over the years – broken homes, shattered dreams, premature deaths, broken hearts, wounded souls.

3. We as children of God should abstain from all appearance of evil. Remember we don’t need the wine of the world when we have been given the new wine of the Spirit to drink by Jesus.

4. If we are trying to lead someone to Christ then how do we win them to the Lord and introduce them to the Holy Spirit and the other spirit at the same time.

5. What if we caused them to fall, lose their soul, and go to hell, and to a lost eternity?

6. It’s the thin edge of the wedge because it opens up a door – a foothold for the enemy to take over and get control of our lives. People may start of having what they might call “a little for their stomach”s sake”, but before long they are needing a designated driver or being arrested for DUI.

7. Just in the ministry alone Adonica and I have seen the devastation in the lives of ministries and marriages of wonderful precious men & women of God – that had powerful anointing reduced to nothing but a crust of bread – all because of alcohol – it is the saddest thing – makes you weep – Oh how the mighty have fallen – it seemed fine when they were successful it did not show, but when they hit hard times they ended up turning to alcohol to relieve the problem, instead of turning to Jesus.

8. I asked many why they drank – they said the pressure was so great that they tried to get relief and then the enemy hooked them and took them into a dark hole – a hole they could not get out of. As with anything addictive, initially, people always believe they are the ones in control until they try to let it go or stop and finally they have to acknowledge that the substance has control of them.

9. Each one will have to follow their conscience the voice of their heart in this matter – our recommendation from 30 years in the ministry and dealing with this problem in the church – don’t touch it. This is not about rules and regulations. This is not about being religious. It is about being free it is about your eternity. You are the slave to the one to whom you yield -the one you give place to and submit to. The devil is looking for any opportunity he can find to take you out. He is looking for the chinks in your armor. Why allow a weakness of flesh or mind to be the crack in your door that gives him place.

10. Please read the online book written by a friend, theologian and scientist – on the subject of alcohol in the church – from a biblical, theological, historical and scientific view, (Link Above)

PS. I am not posting this to bring condemnation on anyone but to help those that are facing a battle!

Fourteen (14) Forms of Worship

Fourteen Forms of Worship

Fourteen Forms of Worship

1. SINGING:
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16; Psalms 30:4; Psalms 96:1
::::::: Songs Hymns and Spiritual Songs ::::

2. SHOUTING:
Psalms 35:27; Psalms 98:4-6
::::::: Release the Joy within ::::::

3. JOYFUL NOISE:
Psalms 98:4-6; Psalms 66:8
::::::: Triumphant Celebration :::::::

4. LAUGHTER:
Psalms 126:1-3; Job 8:21
::::::: You’ve got to participate with the Holy Spirit :::::
::::::: Fill your mouth with Laughter :::::

5. THANKSGIVING:
Psalms 100:4
::::::: Enter into His gates :::::::
::::::: Think back to all He’s done ::::::

6. STANDING:
Deuteronomy 10:8, Psalms 134:1
::::::: A Reverent Honoring as He enters the Room :::::
::::::: A King ::::::
::::::: Takes developed endurance ::::::::
::::::: Participation of outward participation :::::::

7. KNEELING:
Psalms 95:6; Philippians 2:10,11; Ephesians 3:14
::::::: Act of Submission :::::::
::::::: Willingly ::: A Choice :::::::
::::::: Act of honor :::::::
::::::: Physically puts you below the honored person :::::::
::::::: Reverence :::::::

8. CLAPPING:
Psalms 47:1, Isaiah 55:12
::::::: Shows Appreciation :::::::
::::::: Shows Approval of what’s being done :::::::
::::::: All of creation has an expression of clapping :::::::

9. DANCING:
Psalms 150:4, Psalms 149:3, Exodus 15:20,21
::::::: Some of the GREATEST freedom you’ll experience is when you dance before the Lord :::::::
::::::: Expresses an intense joy and longing :::::::
::::::: Essential expression :::::::
::::::: Releases a physical expression in your body :::::::

10. UPLIFTED HANDS:
Psalms 63:4, 1 Timothy 2:8
::::::: Act of Love :::::::
::::::: As a child saying ‘pick me up Daddy’ :::::::
::::::: Universal sign of obedience :::::::

11. SPEAKING & SINGING IN TONGUES:
Acts 10:46, 1 Corinthians 14:13-15
::::::: Magnifying / Praising God :::::::
::::::: An overflow of a heart touched by the Lord :::::::
::::::: We initiate & flow WITH the Spirit :::::::
::::::: Involve your whole being :::::::
::::::: Engage with the Holy Spirit :::::::

12. MAKING MUSIC ON INSTRUMENTS:
2 Samuel 6:5,
::::::: Bring praise to the Lord :::::::
::::::: Trumpet – A call to praise :::::::

13. GIVING:
Exodus 35:21-22, Psalms 96:8, Matthew 26:6-12, Chronicles 29:14-18
::::::: Bringing & Offering :::::::
::::::: An overflow of a heart that God has provided for :::::::

14. PROSTRATE:
Psalms 95:6, 1 Chronicles 29:20
::::::: A place of deep submission :::::::
::::::: A place of deep brokenness :::::::
::::::: No ‘place’ lower :::::::
::::::: Laying before the Lord :::::::

All these expressions will come because the Lord is prompting you, Regina

Worship/Lifestyle (RBI Class Instructor: Pastor Michael Puder)