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Zac Poonen Quotes

Quotes by Zac Poonen

"Grace is power."

"God's plan is the best."

"It’s wonderful to serve the Lord."

"God is never in debt to any person."

"True holiness is the result of a battle."

"It is best to leave all matters with God."

"God honours all those who honour Him."

"The Christian life is a battle against Satan."

"Obedience to God must never be delayed."

"Humility of heart is the first step to salvation."

"If you fear God, you really need fear nothing else."

"The fear of the Lord is the ABC of the Christian life."

"The righteous do good and forget about having done it!"

"Sin came into the universe when an angel became proud."

"Man's greatest honour and privilege is to do the will of God."

"If you seek to please men you can never be a servant of the Lord."

"Anyone who serves the Lord is going to be the target of Satan’s attacks."

"The more useful we are to God, the more we will be attacked by the enemy."

"The most important qualification for a servant of God is that he does not seek his own."

"Sin came through the pride of Lucifer and salvation came through the humility of Jesus."

"It is one thing to be accepted by God; it is quite another thing to be APPROVED by God."

"It is possible to miss God's perfect will for our lives through carelessness or disobedience."

"This is Divine love - a love that is willing to lay down its life in order to save the one it loves."

"When we receive from God and hold on to what we have received selfishly, we die spiritually."

"God must be the very first thought and the very last thought in the life of every disciple of Jesus."

"God can make the very worst things that ever happened in your life to work for your very best, if you have faith."

"A spiritual leader will first and foremost, have a calling from God. His work will not be his profession, but his calling."

"Jesus was always against sin and He was always against fear. He told us to fear only God and no-one else (Matt.10:28)."

"God tests us in the matter of receiving and giving to see whether we desire to live by the principles of the world or of His kingdom."

"Let us follow in Jesus’ footsteps. Let people say whatever evil they want to, about us. If we honour God, He will one day honour us."

"The righteous do good and forget about having done it! The unrighteous however, keep a mental record of all the good that they have done."

"It is foolish to move into the future on our own when God is waiting to guide us. His plan is the best. If we yield to Him, He can save us from Satan's snares."

"Consider the matter of suffering. Why does a God of love allow us to go through suffering? That's because suffering is a part of the syllabus in our spiritual education."

"Do you think the devil is impressed by anyone’s Bible knowledge or degree-certificates? Not at all. Satan fears only holy, humble men and women who know God."

"Jesus once said that Satan was a thief. Satan does not steal money, for he knows that money has no eternal value. He steals only what has eternal value - primarily the souls of men."

"The way that God has laid down for man to be saved is by repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. That is the only way. God can never accept a man who tries to climb in any other way."

"True service for the Lord will bring us material loss not gain. The profit will only be spiritual. That which brings material gain, on the other hand, belongs to Babylon and not to the heavenly Jerusalem."

"In Christianity there is a vertical relationship with God and there is a horizontal relationship with our fellow-believers. You can't have one without the other. You can't have fellowship with God if you're not in fellowship with your fellow- believers."

"The man who has an easy way through life, will be spiritually weak, flabby and impoverished. He won't be able to do all that God wants him to do. But the one who has gone through trials and testing successfully, will be strong and capable of doing all the will of God."

"God must be the very first thought and the very last thought in the life of every disciple of Jesus. God must be the centre as well as the circumference of our lives. We live and move in Him, within the circle that He has drawn for us. And within that circle we will always find Him (Acts 17:26,27)."

"Many are called, few are chosen, but fewer still are faithful. These are the overcomers spoken of ten times in the book of Revelation. They are disciples of Jesus who have not only been accepted by God but who have been tested by Him through many circumstances and who have been approved by Him."

"Man's greatest honour and privilege is to do the will of God. This was what the Lord Jesus taught His disciples. He once said that only those who did His Father's will would enter the kingdom of Heaven (Matt. 7:21). He also said that His true brothers and sisters were those who did the will of God (Matt. 12:50)."

"God's Word consists of unchangeable facts. If our faith looks steadfastly at God's Word alone, there is no danger of our ever falling; and feelings will follow in due course. But if we begin to look at our feelings, then we can easily tumble and fall into discouragement and condemnation."

"The kingdom of God is righteousness and peace (Rom.14:17). True wisdom is never argumentative or quarrelsome. It does not strive. It maintains harmonious relationships with everyone, as far as possible. It is impossible to quarrel with a man who is filled with Divine wisdom, for such a man is a peaceable man."

"The call of God to man, ever since he fell into sin has been to be an overcomer. God told Cain, "Sin is crouching at your (heart's) door...but you must master it" (Gen.4:7). In the last book of the Bible that call is repeated, "He who overcomes shall inherit these things and I will be his God and he will be My son" (Rev. 21:7)."

"God is looking for men and women who will never be content with mere experiences and “blessings," but who will take up the cross daily and follow Jesus and thus manifest in their lives and in their service the reality of those words, “It is no longer I, but Christ that lives in me." This, and this alone is the Spirit-filled life."

"Nothing on earth can be compared with the glory of a life lived in fellowship with God and in the fulfillment of His purposes. The life that Jesus lived on earth was the most wonderful, the most glorious and the happiest life that any man ever lived. He wasn't world-famous or rich. But He radiated the glory of God through His life."

"We don’t have to judge anyone. But we must be able to discern people. Immediately after Jesus spoke about not judging others, He told His disciples to be careful to discern the pigs, the dogs and the false prophets from others (Compare Matt.7:1 with verses 6 and 15). If we don’t have discernment, we’ll certainly be led astray by the dogs and the false prophets (See Phil.3:2)."

"David Brainerd lived to the age of 29 and Watchman Nee to the age of 70. The important thing however was that (as far as we know) each of them completed the task God had assigned them, before they left this earth. And God sovereignly controlled all the circumstances of their lives until then, so that no sickness or accident shortened their lives until their task on earth was done."

"Jesus was the happiest man that ever walked this earth. Yet He was the One Who suffered the most. His happiness came out of doing the will of His Father - not by having an easy way through life. He knew His Father as perfect Love and so He joyfully submitted to all that the Father sent His way. That was the secret of His whole life."

"The New Testament urges believers to walk as Jesus walked, following His example. The guiding principle of Jesus' entire life and ministry was to do the will of His Father. He never moved until His Father told Him to. And when He did move, neither the threats of His enemies nor the pleadings of His friends could stop Him from doing what His Father required of Him. His daily food was to fulfill His Father's will (John 4:34). As men crave for food to nourish their bodies, He craved to do the will of the One Who had sent Him."

"Jesus once said that Satan was a thief. Satan does not steal money, for he knows that money has no eternal value. He steals only what has eternal value - primarily the souls of men. Jesus said further that after Satan steals, he kills and destroys what he has stolen (John 10:10). In contrast, Jesus went on to say, that He Himself had come to give us abundant life. Isn't it amazing that in a world of 5,500 million people, more than 99% of the people prefer to believe Satan's lies and to obey him rather than believe in Jesus Christ and obey the Word of God. There we can see what a tremendous work Satan has done in convincing people that it is not a serious matter to disobey God's Word."

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