The Role of the Bible in a Man’s Restoration
ROLE OF THE BIBLE IN RESTORATION
Discover the power of God's Word in Restoration!
It is important for a man to take ownership of his own responsibilities.
How does the Bible help a Man’s Restoration?
Promises of Faith
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation.
By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts.
And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him.
Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.
And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
No evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own.
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord.
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.
The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.