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Instrument rated for finances. Just when you get ahead a little bit, your car breaks down, your house needs a new roof, and your boiler gives up the ghost. We all experience it. But the instrument-rated believer can fly through financial storms because he has absolute confidence in his gauges...

Instrument rated for sickness. Many a healthy person has been cut down in the prime of life by cancer, heart attack, stroke, or some other debilitating disease. But there’s a way to be ready for this storm, a way not paved with fear, a way that has so prepared you that you can hear the...

Instrument rated for parenthood. Parents today face unique problems that no other generation has. But God’s Word is timeless, so: 1) Enforce discipline. ‘Whom the Lord loves He corrects…’ (Proverbs 3:12 NKJV). A famous evangelist says when he was growing up his mother...

Instrument rated for marriage. Today Christian marriages are falling apart at the same rate as non-Christian marriages. And those who go through it need our love, not our condemnation. But clearly, something’s wrong that needs to be put right! Two of the leading causes of divorce are...

Instrument rated for direction. The compass has always been the pilot’s best friend. Most planes are equipped with two. How can you know the will of God? ‘…A man named Agabus, who also had the gift of prophecy, arrived from Judea. He came over, took Paul’s belt, and...

Instrument rated for discouragement. God has promised to give you ‘…beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…’ (Isaiah 61:3 KJV). Satan can’t stand it when someone other than himself is receiving praise and...

Instrument rated for depression. Depression, if left unchecked, can cause you to do some crazy things, like walk away from a good job or a healthy marriage, or turn to alcohol and drugs. The dictionary defines depression as ‘to be flattened vertically or dispirited’. Now you know why...

Instrument rated for trouble. Pastors and counsellors constantly ‘pick up the pieces’ of the broken lives of those who thought trouble would never come their way, so they didn’t prepare for it. Paul wrote, ‘We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed…...

In order for you to be instrument rated, an instructor will accompany you on your training missions. The instructor will place a long-billed cap on your head, so that all you can see is the instrument panel in front of you. That’s because this is all you’ll be able to see when you...

In their effort to steer around one storm, many pilots end up in another that’s even worse. But the instrument-rated pilot can fly directly into it. He can be totally ‘fogged in’, yet watch his instruments and fly without fear. But in order to do this he must have many hours of...