Sufficient Grace 12 1Boasting is necessary. It is not profitable, but I will move on to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2I know a man in Christ who was caught up into the third heaven 14 years ago. Whether he was in the body or out of the body, I don’t know, God knows. 3I know that this man—whether in the body or out of the body I don’t know, God knows— 4was caught up into paradise. He heard inexpressible words, which a man is not allowed to speak. 5I will boast about this person, but not about myself, except of my weaknesses. 6For if I want to boast, I will not be a fool, because I will be telling the truth. But I will spare you, so that no one can credit me with something beyond what he sees in me or hears from me, 7especially because of the extraordinary revelations. Therefore, so that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger[C] of Satan to torment me so I would not exalt myself. 8Concerning this, I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me. 9But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power[D] is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me. 10So I take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, catastrophes, persecutions, and in pressures, because of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.   Signs of an Apostle   11I have become a fool; you forced it on me. I should have been endorsed by you, since I am not in any way inferior to the “super-apostles,” even though I am nothing. 12The signs of an apostle were performed with great endurance among you—not only signs but also wonders and miracles. 13So in what way were you treated worse than the other churches, except that I personally did not burden you? Forgive me this wrong!   Paul’s Concern for the Corinthians   14Now I am ready to come to you this third time. I will not burden you, for I am not seeking what is yours, but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children. 15I will most gladly spend and be spent for you.[E] If I love you more, am I to be loved less? 16Now granted, I have not burdened you; yet sly as I am, I took you in by deceit! 17Did I take advantage of you by anyone I sent you? 18I urged Titus to come, and I sent the brother with him. Did Titus take advantage of you? Didn’t we walk in the same spirit and in the same footsteps? 19You have thought all along that we were defending ourselves to you.[F] No, in the sight of God we are speaking in Christ, and everything, dear friends, is for building you up. 20For I fear that perhaps when I come I will not find you to be what I want, and I may not be found by you to be what you want;[G] there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder. 21I fear that when I come my God will again[H] humiliate me in your presence, and I will grieve for many who sinned before and have not repented of the moral impurity, sexual immorality, and promiscuity they practiced.
gutigus1
El aguijón de Pablo nunca fue una bendición El aguijón lo mantuvo humilde Para que el poder de Dios de perfeccionará en su vida Transfor... Read More
El aguijón de Pablo nunca fue una bendición El aguijón lo mantuvo humilde Para que el poder de Dios de perfeccionará en su vida Transformo de somatización El pecado causa la enfermedad No juegue con la gracia de Dios Cuando pecamos el Espíritu Santo entristece El pecado le abre las puertas al enemigo a la voz de los demonios Apropiarnos del regalo de la salvación Maldiciones generacionales Confesar los pecados de nuestros antepasados Pecados generacionales abren puertas a las enfermedades Ordenar que se valla todo demonio Enfermedades por amargura, celos resentimiento Los verdugos atormentaban de día y de noche Enfermedades auto puestas con esto se manipula El antídoto es la oración de fe Sean agradecidos en toda circunstancia Echar fuera Espíritu de enfermedad Puede que no este sano por no reprender Existen demonios que impiden la sanidad Cual puede ser la puerta abierta ? Puede ser una amargura Descuidar el cuerpo No tentaras al señor tu Dios
Stacey Conroy
The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouthand honor me with their lips,but their hearts are far from me.Their worship ... Read More
The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouthand honor me with their lips,but their hearts are far from me.Their worship of meis made up only of rules taught by men. Therefore once more I will astound these peoplewith wonder upon wonder;the wisdom of the wise will perish,the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.” Isaiah 29:13-14 | NIV84 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.” “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.” “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her. At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:26-41 | NIV84 The wonder of assignment: It is beyond me The wonder of resource: The Holy Spirit and His Power Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. Exodus 40:34 | NIV84 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,for in you my soul takes refuge.I will take refuge in the shadow of your wingsuntil the disaster has passed. Psalms 57:1 | NIV84 Because you are my help,I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you;your right hand upholds me. Psalms 63:7-8 | NIV84 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most Highwill rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,my God, in whom I trust.” Psalms 91:1-2 | NIV84 The wonder of a miracle: by investing myself in Him By following “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Mark 1:17-18 | NIV84 By trusting Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:8-10 | NIV84 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:12-13 | NIV84 By waiting Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation;he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. Psalms 62:5-6 | NIV84 Under God's shadow is where everything comes to light While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves, and told no one at that time what they had seen. Luke 9:34-36 | NIV84 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 | NIV84
Stacey Conroy
1. God always sees who you really are Judges 6:11-12 2. God always does what you can't do Romans 7:15 2 Corinthians 12:9 Judges 6:13-1... Read More
1. God always sees who you really are Judges 6:11-12 2. God always does what you can't do Romans 7:15 2 Corinthians 12:9 Judges 6:13-16 3. God always Judges 6:33-34 Judges 7:2-6 4. God always Judges 7:7 Judges 7:22
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Michael Cayley
The Corinthians tend to glory in their gifts, but many lead immoral lives. Paul emphasises that he is weak. God can always make use of us... Read More
The Corinthians tend to glory in their gifts, but many lead immoral lives. Paul emphasises that he is weak. God can always make use of us, even though we are weak and feel not up to the tasks to which we are being called.
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ken lane
I besought the Lord thrice...And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee. (2 Corinthians 12:8&9) This is the best answer to pra... Read More
I besought the Lord thrice...And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee. (2 Corinthians 12:8&9) This is the best answer to prayer! The grace of God is His divine favour poured out on us and in us. The great Apostle asked for the removal of infirmity and distress, but the Lord's answer was "no" and He gave him something better. Paul was not discouraged or depressed because he didn't get what he asked for. Note his words in verse 10, " Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities...for when I am weak, then I am strong." Dear believer, God's grace is sufficient for you too. Take comfort and encouragement in His grace today! (C.K.) Grace led my roving feet to tread the heavenly road; And new supplies each hour I meet, While pressing on to God. (Philip Doddridge)
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