Dear Friends and Brethren in Christ,
I am very pleased to post in my blog the Biblical teachings of Rev Dr S.K Thomas, who have trained many Apostles, Evangelists and Church leaders over his many years of local and international ministry. I am truly blessed to meet the man of God who shares freely the power and authority of God’s Word for all of us so that we can live victoriously in Christ Jesus. He said to me one day in our fellowship meeting, “To Freely Receive and Freely Give What The Lord Has Blessed”. I am touched with his sincerity, humility and love to always raise up and equipping new leaders everywhere for the work of the Kingdom.
So, be very blessed to use the materials for your own edification and learning, for teaching and for reaching out to others with the inspiring Word of God. I will continue to post other teachings of Rev Dr. Samuel Thomas as well, so be patient and do stay in touch. God Bless all of you wherever you are.
Your Brother In Christ,
Post No. 1
Title : STEPS TO REACH YOUR DESTINY!
Step Number One : Choose A Big Dream!
Many times our lives are filled with planning and thinking about issues that bring very little significance to our lives. Today I want to challenge you to a big dream, strive to reach your full potential and destiny in Christ.
Don’t become so caught up with the small issues of life that you can’t take advantage of the important dreams and opportunities God has for you! Make a decision today to take the time to think big! God is a big God!
“If you are hunting rabbits in tiger country, you must keep your eye for tigers, but when you are hunting tigers you can ignore the rabbits” – H. Stern.
There are plenty of tigers to go around, don’t be distracted by the rabbits.
Once you have set your faith on a big dream remember those who don’t take chances don’t make advances.
Even a turtle doesn’t get ahead unless he sticks his neck out.
Step Number Two : Don’t Waste Tomorrow By Feeding On Your Yesterdays
Luke 9:62 – Jesus replied, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” We live is a society of excuses and victims. Everyone is a victim today! I am victim of my color, my genetics, my physical abuse, my sexual abuse, my finances, etc. It is time for us to stop blaming the past for our present failures and to look forward with the faith and victory of Christ!
2 Cor. 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. The more you look backward, the less time you have to look forward! Always learn from the past but invest your time and energies in the future. Never, never waste another moment of your life grieving, worrying or regretting the past that Christ has already forgiven you of and forgotten.
Phil 3:13 – Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto things which are before.
Phil 3:14 – I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of Christ Jesus.
The thing that destroys more people is the continual looking at their past and not looking to their future. You cannot go back and change the past but you can go forward and change your future.
Today is the day when I will shake off the shackles of the past and move forward in Christ!
Step Number Three : Always Tell The Truth
T.L. Osborn said, “Always tell the truth, and you never have to remember what you said.”
The ninth commandment is, “Thou shalt not lie.”
Each Christian who desires to reach their full destiny in God must to tell the truth. We must be men and women of integrity and honor. You will never have success in life if you built your future on half-truths lies!
Prov. 12:22 – Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.
Prov. 19:9 – A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh shall perish.
Prov. 19:9: Verse 9. – Lying is a damning, destroying sin.
Col. 3:9 – Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man his deeds;
Col. 3:10 – And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Seven Results of Lying :
1. You will attract liars into your life and business dealings.
Prov. 17:4 (KJV) – A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to naughty tongue.
Prov. 17:4: Verse 4. – Flatterers, especially false teachers, are welcome to live in sin.
( Proverbs 17:4 (NIV) – 4 A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue. )
2. You will lack understanding.
Psalm 119:104 – Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
(Psalm 119:104 (NIV) – I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.)
3. You will never enjoy permanent success.
Prov. 12:19 – The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying is but for a moment.
Prov. 12:19 – If truth be spoken, it will hold good; whoever may be disobliged, still it will keep its ground
Prov. 12:19 (NIV) – Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
Prov. 21:28 – A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth constantly.
Prov. 21:28: – The doom of a false witness is certain.
(Proverbs 21:28 (NIV) 28 A false witness will perish, but a careful listener will testify successfully.)
4. You will eventually end up in bondage and failure.
Gal 2:4 – And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they bring us into bondage:
(Galatians 2:4 (NIV) 4 This matter arose because some false believers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves.)
5. You will eventually be punished
Prov. 19:5 – A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh shall not escape.
Prov. 19:5: – Those that tell lies in discourse, are in a fair way to of bearing false-witness.
(Proverbs 19:5 (NIV) 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.)
6. You will become a fool.
Prov. 10:18 – He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool
Prov. 10:18 : Verse 18. – He is especially a fool who thinks to hide anything from God; and malice is no better.
(Proverbs 10:18 (NIV) – Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.)
7. Your lies will always come back to haunt you.
Psa. 7:14 – Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived and brought forth falsehood.
Psa. 7:15 – He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch made.
Psa. 7:16 – His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
(Psalm 7:14-16 (NIV) 14 Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.
15 Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.
16 The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.)
So, be determined today to speak the truth!
Step Number Four : Refuse To Walk in Fear and Worry!
Fear and worry are the interest you pay in advance for something you may never own. Worry is the triumph of fear over faith! Worry is the misuse of God’s creative imagination and powers in our lives. Worry literally means to choke off. When we worry we are strangling the very hope and faith of our future and destiny.
Fundamentals For Overcoming Worry:
1. Live in day tight compartments.
2. When you face problems:
a. Ask yourself : “What is the worst thing that could possibly happen?”
b. Prepare to accept the worst.
c. Try to improve on the worst.
3. Remember worry literally destroys your physical well-being and health.
4. Get all the facts before your allow yourself to worry or fear.
5. Weigh all the facts and make the best decision possible based upon knowledgeable facts.
6. Once you have made a prayerful decision act upon it.
7. Write out and answer the following questions:
a. What is the problem?
b. What are the causes of the problem?
c. What are the possible solutions?
d. What is the best solution?
When you worry and fear, you stop the creative powers of God to show you the solutions.
Psa. 55:22 – Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
(Psalm 55:22 (NIV) 22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.)
When you worrying you are diminishing the greatness of God in your life! Don’t worry or fear take them to Christ for He cares for you.
Step Number Five : Choose Your Friends Wisely
We need to be very careful about the kind of people we allow to become our friends. Our friends should be those who inspire us and bring out the best in you.
Prov. 27:19 – A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.
(Proverbs 27:19 (NIV) 19 As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.)
Prov 13:20 – He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
(Proverbs 13:20 (NIV) 20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.)
We become like the people we associate with! Choose your friends wisely! It better to be alone than to be with the wrong friends.
Eccl 4:9 – Two can accomplish more than twice as much as one, for the results can be much better.
Eccl 4:10 – If one falls, the other pulls him up; but if a man falls when alone, he’s in trouble.
Eccl 4:11 – Also, on a cold night, two under the same blanket gain warmth from each other, but how can one be warm alone?
Eccl 4:12 TLB – And one standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer; three is even better, for a triple-braided is not easily broken.
( Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NIV) –
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. )
Amateurs teach amateurs to be amateurs.
If you want success, you must decide to choose your friends wisely. You must associate with those who are going to positively influence your life and stand faithfully with you in the times of battle.
Take a moment and look at your friends are they helping you to serve Christ in greater way or do they weaken your walk with Him?
Step Number Six : Be Willing to Change!
When you quit growing and changing in Christ you have made the decision to fail. This is true in every area of our lives.
There are three things you should know about the future:
1. It is not going to be like the past.
2. It is not going to be exactly the way we think it’s going to be.
3. The rate of change will be faster than we can imagine.
Isa 42:9 – Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
Isa 42:9 – Everything I prophesied came true, and now I will prophesy I will tell you the future before it happens.”
(Isaiah 42:9 (NIV) 9 See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.”)
If you are truly seeking God and your destiny you will be able to know the in advance and make the necessary adjustments to adapt to the changes. Always be prepared to change. If you are not changing you are not preparing for the future.
Step Number Seven : If You Know What God Can’t Do, You Will Know What He CAN DO!
1. God cannot lie.
2. God cannot change.
3. God cannot recall our sins after we have asked for forgiveness.
4. God cannot be the author of confusion.
5. God cannot leave us or forsake us.
6. God cannot go back on His promises.
7. God cannot revoke His gifts.
8. God cannot be pleased without faith.
9. God cannot be defeated.
10. God cannot be too big for our problems.
11. God cannot be too little for our problems.
12. God cannot break His covenants.
13. God cannot revoke His calling in our lives.
14. God cannot do anything contrary to the scriptures.
15. God cannot give anything to a double-minded man.
16. God cannot be forced into an impossible situation.
17. God cannot ignore the praises of His people.
18. God cannot be our problem.
19. God cannot be late.
20. God cannot be weak.
21. God cannot be against us.
22. God cannot be limited or confined.
Step Number Eight : Know That God Will Use You Right Where You Are Today!
God always uses willing vessels. God will use you right where you are today. Many people are concerned that they are not qualified to be used by God. God will use anyone who is willing to follow him.
1. Matthew was a government employee a tax collector who became an apostle.
2. Gideon was a common laborer who became a valiant leaders of men.
3. Jacob was a deceiver who later became Israel.
4. Deborah was a housewife who became a judge of Israel.
5. Moses was a stutterer who became a deliverer.
6. David was a shepherd boy who became a king.
7. Hosea was a marital failure who prophesied to save Israel.
8. Joseph was a prisoner who became a prime minister of Egypt.
9. Peter was a fisherman who became the rock.
10. Isaiah was a man of unclean lips who prophesied the birth of Christ.
11. Paul was a persecutor who became the greatest missionary of all.
12. Mary was an unknown virgin who became the mother of Christ.
The Almighty God will use you regardless of your present circumstances and he loves you enough not to allow you to remain in your present state. All God needs to use is all of you!
Be blessed by these messages and studies in the Word of God. God’s Word (The Bible) provides all the answers to life’s problems. His Word will make you wise. The Book of Proverbs says that if you get wisdom, you will also get life, riches and honor!
“Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4.
Dr. S. K. Thomas D. Min.
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Be Blessed! Ezra Chim, Malaysia.
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