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17 amazing quotes to help us live a godly life

Some inspiring exhortations from recent BCC conferences.

Paul writes that we must not neglect coming together, but to exhort one another and stir up each other to love and good works. (Hebrews 10:24-25) Our conferences and gatherings are rich in God’s Word and encouragement to live a godly life. Here are some gems from the recent Spring and Youth conferences at Victory Conference Center in New York.

1. Trials

“Stop wishing the trialsTribulations or trials refer to any event or situation that comes your way that tempts you to sin; that gives opportunity for sinful thoughts and temptations to rise up in you. The tribulation or trial arises when your mind to serve God struggles against your lusts to sin. It also often refers to difficult situations that test your ability to... More away, but go into them gladly! Rejoice in the trials! These are not just random happenings. It is God working in us!”

2. Jesus always gave His life

“When did Jesus ever pause just a little bit before going forward in love? That isn’t written anywhere. He was zealous to the maximum degree! At no time did He do anything but give His life, give His life, give His life!”

3. Imitators of God and Jesus

“‘Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us …’ Ephesians 5:1-2. What an incredible verse: to be imitators of God! When did Jesus ever stop acting in love? When did He ever become offended? Now the ball’s in our court. We must imitate God and Jesus!”

4. The law of liberty

“God sent His Son according to His own free will, and Jesus came to earth according to the same law of liberty. Now we also act according to that law: we can choose to do God’s will.”

5. No hypocrisy

“I must give an account to Him and everything is naked and open to Him so why would I pretend to be anything I’m not?”

6. Build on the rock and it will stand

“Jesus commands us to build on the rock, and when the storms and the rains come He has promised that it will remain standing.”

7. Do not seek the testimony of man

“Is it not enough for me to be well-pleasing to God? Why should I need a good testimony from the others? Rather, in humility, day by day, serve God in the hidden where nobody sees.”

8. Unbelief is pride

“If you do not believe the truth that you sit here and listen to week after week, then God will resist you. But draw near to God and He will draw near to you. That’s humility.”

9. Cry out to God for zeal

“Satan tries everything he can to rob me of everything I have and if I know this, I can wake up every morning with this cry in my heart, ‘Dear God preserve me and give me Your zeal so I can be victorious!’”

10. Unfaithfulness will cost you dearly

“You can think it costs a lot to be a Christian but it costs incredibly much more not to be a Christian! And neither you nor I will want to pay that price.”

11. Be a doer of the word

“Do you think that maybe, some time you will be transformed automatically over the course of time? No, it doesn’t work like that! You either do it or you don’t do it! God has opened a way and from His side it is open. It’s up to you and it’s up to me to walk on this way.”

12. Be like Jesus!

“Unless I pray and I fightAlmost all talk of battles and wars when concerning a Christian life refers to the inner battle that arises when a sinful thought tempts you. God’s Spirit and the flesh are at odds. When you have decided to only do God’s will and are being led by the Spirit, a conflict between the flesh and the Spirit arises: there is... More like Jesus did, I won’t come to victory!”

13. Use the battles wisely

“We are going out into the battlefield and God is going to bring the enemiesMost often when a Christian refers to his or her “enemies” they are speaking about the sin in their flesh and the temptations and lusts that arise from there. These are enemies because they tempt us to act contrary to the will of God. These can also be spiritual powers such as the spirit of the times which oppose the... More, the sinSin is anything that goes against God’s will and His laws. To commit sin is to transgress or disobey these laws. The lust to sin dwells in human nature. In other words, it is contaminated and motivated by the sinful tendencies that dwell in all people as a result of the fall into sin and disobedience in the garden of Eden. This... More in us, to light so that we have the opportunity to put them to death. We have to remain on the offensive our whole life!”

14. Progress comes by doing the Word

“If there isn’t more progress in my life continuously, it’s because the work is not being carried out.”

15. No one has to sin

“Those who fall in sin don’t do so by chance. That would be completely unrighteous of God. They fall because the armor of God has fallen away.”

16. Stand fast in the battle!

“The evil days come for all of us where we can be pelted from every direction but be a young person who lives in the Spirit and remains standing on the evil day with your flag raised high. When everything is against you, your reasoning is against you, and Satan himself comes as a roaring lion, lay hold of what you need to lay hold of to get victory! People like that are useful vessels in God’s kingdom.”

17. Spiritual warfare

“Even kings and presidents and world leaders fall to the spirits that rule this earth, but it is possible to be a young person who stands in the battleAlmost all talk of battles and wars when concerning a Christian life refers to the inner battle that arises when a sinful thought tempts you. God’s Spirit and the flesh are at odds. When you have decided to only do God’s will and are being led by the Spirit, a conflict between the flesh and the Spirit arises: there is... More and triumphs over these spirits!”

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