Sunday, December 17, 2017

‘COME PAIN, COME STRIFE,  I CAN REIGN IN LIFE’

Living in the image of God means ruling in life. When impossible situations come our way, we should not necessarily give in to them.

Sometimes we need to run through a troop and leap over a wall by faith in God. How often Jesus talked about world-changing faith!

If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you (Matthew 17:20).

If you have faith and do not doubt… you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer (Matthew 21:21).

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you (John 15:7).

In all these statements, Jesus tries to extend us to the point where we really can believe that impossible things are possible. We do not necessarily have to accept difficulties and frustrations that come our

way. Circumstances can be changed. We can determine how we deal with them. We can reign in life!

To read more on this topic see Living in the Image of God, Barry Chant (Miranda: Tabor, 2012 available in eBook and Paperback) from which this edited extract is taken.


Barry Chant

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Barry Chant is a regular speaker at church services, seminars, conferences and conventions. Hundreds of thousands of his books have been sold around the world. He has degrees in arts, theology and ministry, a diploma in education and a PhD in history. He was the co-founder and former president of Tabor College, Australia.



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