New Testament scriptures complete—not contradict—Old Testament scriptures. As such, the Old Testament must be interpreted in light of the New. Here is a threefold law of Bible interpretation: 1. Scripture must be interpreted in the light of other scripture. 2. The Old Testament must be interpreted in light of the New Testament. We are under … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Does the New Testament replace the Old Testament scriptures?
This is a fundamental question of life. For many people, the question implies, “Why does God allow bad things to happen?” But that’s wrong thinking. We will never understand why bad things happen without first understanding that death and destruction are definitely not God’s will for mankind. God created man to be good, and He … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Why do bad things happen?
A: The prayer of agreement is one of the most powerful tools God has given us. It is a prayer that Jesus Himself guaranteed would bring results every time. “...If two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask,” He said, “...it shall be done for them by My Father who is … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: We’ve prayed in agreement, but haven’t received any results. Are we missing something?
Ask for wisdom. As Proverbs 4:7 says, “Wisdom is the principle thing; therefore get wisdom....” I know that sounds simple, but when crises come, it’s surprising how many believers forget to do it. Most of the time they get excited and go off in every direction. We need to learn to slow down a little … Continue reading I have prayed and confessed, but I’m still in financial trouble. What else can I do?
When you were lost, it did not matter which sin you committed—sin is sin. Adultery, lying or anything else that the flesh produces in the life of the sinner is the result of the sinner following his true nature. None of these sins are being held against anyone (2 Corinthians 5:19). The only sin keeping … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: I committed adultery before I became a Christian. Am I forgiven?
Deuteronomy 9:13-14 NKJV  "Furthermore the LORD spoke to me, saying, 'I have seen this people, and indeed they are a stiff-necked people. <!-- -->  Let Me alone, that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven; AND I WILL MAKE YOU A NATION MIGHTIER AND GREATER THAN THEY. Exodus … Continue reading THE DAY MOSES REFUSED A GOLDEN OFFER
The challenge in standing in faith for an answer to our prayer is keeping our focus on what God has said instead of what we perceive with our five physical senses. God is love! He is faithful—to His people, and to His Word. He does hear. And He is answering our prayers. What we must … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How do I stand in faith for answered prayer?
We must remember the deceitfulness of sin (Hebrews 3:13). First, it is good to recognize that lust is sin (Matthew 5:28; 1 John 2:16). However, it is also important to be honest with ourselves. Porn and erotica are meant to incite lust in the heart. The only reason pornography exists is that so many people … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: What is wrong with viewing pornography, if I don’t lust after the person?
Now there was a time years ago that I questioned His love. I'll never, never forget that. It was during a time I was having tremendous struggles with my family. My mom and dad were not born again, and there was such pain in our relationship. Then one night in my room I looked up … Continue reading THE DAY I QUESTIONED GOD’S LOVE – Pastor Benny Hinn
Music can definitely influence a person’s life for good or evil. Because of this, it’s important for Christians to evaluate the music they regularly allow themselves to listen to. When examining music, ask yourself what impact it is having on your life and whether that impact gives glory to God. While style has very little … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Is Rock Music Bad?
Prayer that brings results must be based on God’s Word. It contains the answers to prayers we haven’t even prayed yet. Praying those answers from the beginning undergirds our confident expectation that God will do what He has said. Jesus said, “But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How can I find scriptural promises to stand on?
Melchizedek is one of the most interesting and mysterious figures in the Scriptures (Genesis 14:18; Psalm 110:4; Hebrews 5:6, 10, 6:20, 7:1-28). Most scholars view him as a type and shadow of Jesus Christ. Some believe he is Jesus Himself, before He became a man. And others point to the possibility that Melchizedek was Noah’s … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Who’s Melchizedek?
Hope Bolinger |Crosswalk.com | Contributing Writer Although Scripture can be a bit enigmatic about the nature of heaven, Jesus does make one thing clear in the Gospel of Luke: even if we marry on this earth to an earthly spouse, we will not stay married to them in heaven. One may wonder how this question … Continue reading QUESTION OF DAY: Will I Still Be Married to My Spouse in Heaven?
Weight loss is a matter of personal changes. And yes, God can help us make changes in our lives. We need His power that brings change. We know how to lose weight: Move more, eat less. That’s basic to overall healthy weight loss. But how many actually do the basic things consistently and reach their … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How can God help me reach my weight-loss goals?
It’s been said that 90 percent of conflict is rooted in misunderstanding. If that’s the case, and it probably is, then conflict resolution is a matter of all parties sitting down and getting a good understanding of what happened! Proverbs 13:15 says, “Good understanding gains favor, But the way of the unfaithful is hard.” Good … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How do you resolve conflict in a godly way?
Here are Brother Copeland’s steps to withdrawing from your heavenly account based on Paul’s teaching in Philippians 4:15-17. Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. For even in Thessalonica ye sent once … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How do I make withdrawals from my heavenly account?
One of the biggest changes between the Old and New Covenants is how sin was handled. In the Old Covenant, God established the priesthood to provide a way for the Israelites to cover or atone for sin—the breaking of the law. The high priest offered a blood sacrifice each year in the Holy of Holies … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How did things change between the Old and New Testaments?
There is no denying our God is awesome and powerful! Psalm 24:8 says, “Who is the King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty; the Lord, invincible in battle.” The wicked are terrified in God’s presence because meeting The All Powerful One without Jesus is a frightening experience. But for a Christian, the situation is … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: If God is love, why are we told to fear Him?
You can be sure that God will protect your children because He’s specifically said He will. His written Word is absolutely full of promises that, if you will believe them and act upon them, will guarantee the safety of you and your children—regardless of how dangerous the world around you becomes. One of the most … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: I’m concerned about the safety of my children. How can I be sure God will protect them?
Second Corinthians 5:17 says, “Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun.” According to God’s Word, when we are born again, our spirits are reborn in the nature and likeness of God! We are spiritually made brand new at salvation. A question that … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Will I pay for my past sins?
In John 10:34-35, Jesus quoted an Old Testament passage which said, “...You are gods, And all of you are sons of the Most High” (Psalm 82:6). The New American Standard Life Application Study Bible has the following to say about these verses: “Jesus referred to Psalm 82:6, where the Israelite rulers and judges are called … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Why does the Bible say we are gods?
Lucifer was Satan’s name before his fall from heaven. It literally means “morning star.” Ezekiel 28:13-15 gives us this picture of Lucifer before his rebellion against God: “You were in Eden, the garden of God. Your clothing was adorned with every precious stone—red carnelian, pale-green peridot, white moonstone, blue-green beryl, onyx, green jasper, blue lapis … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Why is Satan sometimes called Lucifer?
You’ll find the answer to your question in James 1:22-25. There we’re instructed to— Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How can I get the Word to produce results for me in healing, deliverance or financial trouble?
Most Christians believe the answer to that question is obvious: “God created Satan.” But that is not really true. God created Lucifer. That may seem like a small distinction at first glance, but once you understand who really made Satan, it will change your perspective of him forever. You will never again doubt your authority … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Who made Satan?
Here is one suggested prayer, based on promises in the Bible: Father, in the Name of Jesus, I thank You today that my kids are delivered from darkness and are living in the kingdom of Your dear Son. I declare and speak light into the eyes of their understanding today. They are taught of the … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How can I pray for my kids to get better grades? Add to Favorites
When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we literally become children of God and new creatures in Christ (Romans 8:14-17; 2 Corinthians 5:17). Collectively, we are called “the Church” (Matthew 16:18). The Church is compared to many things including an army of soldiers, branches on a tree, a bride, a wife and the … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Is the church the Body, wife or bride of Christ?
Just because we utter something to God doesn’t mean we will have a prayer answered. When we ask according to His will, which is expressed in the Bible, and stand steadfast in the belief that He is faithful to His Word, our prayers will be answered. The Lord reminds us to “put Him in remembrance … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Why doesn’t God answer my prayers?
In reference to studying the Bible, we would like to share one way Brother Copeland studies the Bible. He sets aside a time in his schedule to study a particular subject or scripture(s) he would like to understand more clearly. He treats this time like an appointment he cannot miss. At the onset of this … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: What materials would help my personal Bible study?
Don’t give up your confidence in the Word of God when the pressures of life come, and you will see victory. Of course, to be confident in the Word, you must spend time with it. Consistently staying in the Bible undergirds your faith and allows it to rise up within you to grasp God’s promises … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How can I live in victory?
Often the challenge in receiving healing is knowing how to resist the enemy. Without a doubt, Jesus destroyed the works of the devil and delivered mankind from the devil’s authority. However, it is man’s responsibility to resist the forces of evil. We must resist sickness with the same determination that we resist sin. When we … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Why am I having trouble receiving healing?