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What Is a “Rhema”?

Scripture for personal application
Logos—The Word of God

Learn to Recognize Iniquity

what is iniquity?
Iniquity is the inner act of willfulness against God. It involves the attitudes of the heart. Scripture specifically identifies the following iniquities: bitterness (see Acts 8:23), greed (see Acts 8:18–23), lust (Job 31:1–12), and stubbornness (I Samuel 15:23).

Identify Your Motivational Spiritual Gift

determine which characteristics represent you
As a believer, you have been given a motivational spiritual gift. God wants you to discern which motivational gift He has assigned to you, and He wants you to use that gift for His glory.

The Common Traits of Exhorters

learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of exhortation
Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of exhortation.

The Fear of the Lord

awareness of God’s presence and coming judgment
If we knew that all of our secret thoughts, words, and actions would be displayed publicly so that everyone could watch them and evaluate them, it would make a profound difference in the way we live!

Losing a job is rarely seen as a good thing, especially since financial pressures can cause tremendous tensions in a marriage and family.

The Principle of Ownership

keys to understanding irritations and resolving anger and worry
The Biblical principle of ownership involves recognizing that all things ultimately belong to God, that He entrusts us with resources and responsibilities to steward for His glory, and that yielding our personal rights and expectations to Him helps us resolve irritations, anger, and worry.

Abiding in the Powerful Grace of God

How grace enables us to keep Christ’s commands of love
The famous missionary Hudson Taylor struggled with the same feelings that many Christians wrestle with today. While in China, he experienced bouts of anger, frustration, and discouragement.

Key Scriptures on God’s Design

keeping God’s Word in our minds
Consider the following truths about God’s design in our lives.

The Rewards of Fearing the Lord

a requirement for riches, honor, and life
The rewards of developing the fear of the Lord are emphasized throughout Scripture. In fact, all the things a person would hope to find in the proverbial pot of gold come with humility and the fear of the Lord.

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