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Convictions and Conclusions

Every single matter has a conclusion. As we get alone with God and let the Holy Spirit minister, we realize that in every area of our lives we need a conviction for a conclusion. We have to continually ask ourselves, "If I keep making these decisions, where will they lead me in my conclusion?" As a pastor, it is most difficult to watch seasonal Christians throw their lives away. I feel so helpless watching isolated individuals make a series of decisions against convictions. No longer do they respond to the Word of God because they have established their own Christian philosophy, void of the whole truth.

It is so crucial that we do not react negatively when God allows us to face verbal or physical challenges in our lives. We must not respond in self-defense and self-preservation. As we abide in faith-rest, filled with the Holy Spirit, God will operate freely through us. We will reveal His character in the situation.

God wants us to have a conviction of what sin is. God wants to have the conviction of judgment because the prince of the world is judged. He wants us to have the conviction of God's righteousness and Satan's defeat. God's righteousness is our righteousness, and that takes away any possibility of satanic victory in our lives.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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