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FaithWalk Ministries International is the worldwide ministry focus of Susek Evangelistic Association which exists to help strengthen your faith, your church, your ministry and reach the lost for Christ. We serve the Lord through Evangelism, Conferences, Mediation, Books and other Resources. 

Ron Susek is an ordained minister, evangelist and radio Bible teacher. Ron’s wife Diane Susek, a graduate of Peabody Conservatory of Music, has recorded eleven albums and has received the Best Album of the Year from the National Evangelical Film Foundation.

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Our vision here at Susek Evangelistic Association (SEA) and FaithWalk Ministries International (FMI), which is a subsidiary of SEA, is to equip one million Christians worldwide to bring 100 million people to salvation by sharing the pure and simple Gospel. I hope that you decide to become part of our One-in-a-Million team committed to fulfill this vision. Our website is loaded with encouragement, biblical teaching and practical insights as you seek to grow in your faith and bring others to know our Savior.

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Immanuel: God is with you!

Your friend,
Ron Susek

Discovering the REAL YOU

Finding God's Gift of well-being. God is in the business of character building, not quick-fix solutions to our problems. If we evolved from animals, we must look down to the animals to understand our behavior. However, when we turn to the Bible, we discover that is not the picture at all. Rather, we fell from God and the only way we can understand ourselves is to look up to God and see how far we have fallen. The harder you try to feel good about yourself, the more you are focused on self.




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JESUS: THE UNCONQUERABLE

4/11/2019 3:49:00 PM BY Ron Susek

Do you want to know how Jesus overcame the world?  Read today's edition of FaithWalk: Courage for the Journey

                                  

Jesus:  The Unconquerable
by Ron Susek
@ Golden Quill Publishers

Not by might, or by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.
(Zechariah 4:6)

        The scene was quizzical to all except those who understood why Jesus entered Jerusalem humbly riding upon a donkey. Jesus was on full display of the angel's words to Zechariah: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts. Filled with the Spirit, Jesus need not display power.  He had power! Think about it:

 

  • The devil had no hold on Him (John 14:30).
  • The praise of man could not awaken pride in Him (Matthew 21:9).
  • The Sadducees could not outwit Him (Matthew 22:23-46).
  • Poverty could not hinder Him (Matthew 8:20).
  • Demons and disease could not resist His rebuke (Matthew 8:16).
  • The disciples could not dissuade Him from the cross (Matthew 16:22).
  • The soldiers could not stand before Him (John 18:6).
  • Pilate could find no guilt in Him (John 18:6).
  • The soldiers could not deny that He was the Son of God (Matthew 27:54).
  • The grave was powerless to hold Him (Matthew 28:1-10).
  • The soldiers could not stop His exit from the tomb (Matthew 28:4).
  • Gravity could not oppose His ascension (Luke 24:50-53).
  • No power could hinder His enthronement at God's right hand (Romans 8:34).

        God, who is the Creator and King of the nations, exalted His Son to be the Lord of the nations.  The world is being readied by God to be under the rule of His soon-coming Son (Ephesians 1:9-10).
 
        As Jesus is now established at the right hand of His Father, so you are called to be seated at the right hand of Jesus.  Are you preparing for such a high position?  The key is to live today as Jesus did; rejecting the ways of the world and handling life as did Jesus - Not by might, nor by power, but by my [God's] Spirit.
 
        The world may view you as unimpressive as it did Jesus, clothed in humility and riding on a lowly beast.  But in the end, you will experience the reality that Jesus has overcome the world.
 
        No matter how dark the world becomes, always trust Jesus' words: "In the world you will have tribulation.  But take heart; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33).
    
Always remember, Immanuel: God is with you.
Your friend,
Ron

THE BONDAGE OF AN OATH

4/4/2019 3:31:00 PM BY Ron Susek

        Have you bound yourself by an oath?  Please rethink the seriousness of such an act as you read today's edition of FaithWalk: Courage for the Journey

                                       

The Bondage of an Oath
by Ron Susek
@ Golden Quill Publications

His blood be on us and on our children.
(Matthew 27:25) 

        Oaths are serious.  They literally bind you to your words, and you must live out the consequences.      
 
       Jesus firmly taught against taking oaths, saying, "Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.  And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.  Let what you say be simply 'Yes' or 'No'; anything more than this comes from evil [or the evil one]" (Matthew 5:34-37).    
       
        Why dare we not take oaths?  First, we do not know if we will have the next breath to fulfill it.  Second, we may take it with limited knowledge, as did Jephthah (the book of Judges), who sorrowfully saw his vow obligate his daughter to never marry. Third, we may state a vow in a fit of rage when adrenaline is convincing us that we will perform it. 
 
        Think of those religious leaders who were so determined to see Jesus crucified that they placed their lives and the lives of their children at supreme risk.  The Bible does not reveal the consequences of their vow.  That was between them and God.  All we know is that spiritually blind men became bound by an oath in an attempt to seal the death of Jesus Christ.

        Have you taken an oath?  Have you said words that bind you to a secret order?  Have you cursed by an oath to seek revenge?  Have you taken an oath to God hoping to gain an answer to a certain prayer?
 
        An oath binds you to fulfill your side of the oath, something that you cannot promise to do.  This makes you into a deceptive liar, even though you did not intend it to be so.  But Jesus was clear that anything beyond saying "Yes" and "No" based upon the strength of character is of the devil.
 
         So, what can you do to end an oath?  Repent!  Repent as we approach Good Friday, the day we remember Jesus' crucifixion.  When you confess your sin of taking the oath and repent of it, Jesus will take the sin away (1 John 1:9). He died on the cross to break all bondage of sin, including the bondage of an oath.
 
        This is an important matter.  An oath is like chaining yourself to a two-ton rock and sinking it to the bottom of the ocean.  You cannot escape.  You will perish by the oath.  Confess the oath as sin, repent of it and ask God to set you free.  He will.  There is no bondage of sin that Jesus' death does not have the power to break. 
 
Always remember, Immanuel: God is with you.
Your friend,
Ron





    

CO-CRUCIFIXION

3/28/2019 3:04:00 PM BY Ron Susek

        Do you understand the term co-crucifixion?  It's important.  See how it applies to your life by reading today's edition of FaithWalk: Courage for the Journey

                                    

Co-Crucifixion
by Ron Susek
@ Golden Quill Publications 
 

I have been crucified with Christ.  It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.  And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 
(Galatians 2:20)

        Do you understand what the term co-crucifixion means?  Here is a simple way to remember it:  Jesus died on the cross FOR our sins and we die on the cross TO our sins.  

       Do not view sin(s), however, as only doing what is wrong, but as the nature within us that inspires wrongdoing.  In the devotional book, My Utmost for His Highest (3/21 entry), Oswald Chambers boldly tells it like it is.  "The same human body remains, but the old satanic right to myself is destroyed."
   
        Alright, let us dig more deeply into this thought.  In today's verse, Paul is speaking about our death with Jesus on the cross - i.e. a co-crucifixion.  A practical way to determine how deeply we have died to the old nature is to trace how strongly we are living by the faith in the Son of God.

        Many say they have faith in Christ for salvation, but when it comes to applying their faith to practical living, some are not trusting God the Father as did Jesus.  Do not dare to allow yourself to say, "Well, I'm not Jesus."  The very purpose of God is to shape you into the likeness of His Son now, in today's world (Romans 8:28-29).

        Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you trust God explicitly in every circumstance, be it good or bad?
  • Are you convinced that He is working all things for your good?
  • Do you lash out in difficult times as though God is being a bad Father?
  • Do you respond to disagreeable people with a critical spirit?
  • When life is not going your way do you make things miserable for others?

        Be honest in your answers.  This will help you to know whether you are truly dying to self on the cross.  Said another way, are you relying upon Jesus' death to get you into heaven, but not dying to yourself so that God can build heaven into you? 

        There is no area of spiritual growth that will challenge you more than co-crucifixion.  Your old, sinful nature will fight from its fortress of self-defense, using everything from arguments to explanations and excuses to blame.  All the while, however, you are protecting self-enslavement.  There is no hell deeper than that of self-rule.  There is no liberation greater than co-crucifixion with Christ.

        As we approach the season when we honor the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, take time to ponder how fully you have permitted Jesus Christ to set you free from yourself.  Understanding and applying this truth could make this the greatest Easter you have ever known. 
 
Always remember, Immanuel: God is with you.
Your friend,
Ron