Some people distort the idea of being positive by being living a lie, medicating through drugs and alcohol, living in denial or speaking straight up lies. This is not being positive it is ignoring issues that later grow into either suicide or a perpetual state of deep depression. Being positive doesn’t feed the poor, or put clothes on the needy or give shelter to those without money. Speaking positively or hearing a thousand prosperity messages does not make you prosperous. Living in the truth of God’s word makes you prosperous. Understanding God’s real plan for the life of a Christian as defined within the pages of Scripture.
How do you measure your success? How do you measure beauty? Does your standard fit God’s word or the world’s view? Are you a Christian parent and use money as the litmus test for your children’s success or their relationship with Jesus. Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him (James 2:5)? Do you run from bad news or do you become the peacemaker? Are you salt and light? The only way to be salt and light is to be in a situation that is without it.
Does the subject of racism bother you? What is your response? Ignore it or do you put light on it. Only thing that is brought to the light can be discovered and cleansed. The dentist puts a light on your teeth, so that he can fix them. Your teeth live in darkness mostly and all kinds of things happen, but the only way a cavity is fixed is by putting light on it.
Christians must put a light on it. Show people another way. Don’t run from bad news. Run toward it. We are the salt of the earth, but if our flavor has been removed, we have become good for nothing. Time wasters that God will most certainly cast to hell. God does not suggest that we bear good fruit. It is a command. Go and put light on the darkness.
What does a Jesus pop-out look like? What does it mean? Do you pop Jesus out whenever you need him and pop him back when you are finished. Today, we see many people asking for prayer in their nearest storm, but soon as the coast is clear, they resume with swearing, getting drunk and doing things that they ought not to. They have no desire or hunger for the things of God. In a nutshell, they are displaying the fruits of the flesh and not the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5).
This is a stench in His nose because they are just paying lip service but their lives are consistently contrary to Gods word. So the question is, is Jesus your whole life or do you pop Jesus out like a lucky charm? Is your ‘commitment’ to Christ limited to just an ackowledgemnt that he exists and that he supplies for you or have you totally surrendered your life to him and desire what he desires and hates what he hates which is sin.
I know of Scarlett Johansson, but I bet if you asked her if she knew me, the answer would be no. In the same way, many people know and even acknowledge Jesus, believe that he died on the cross and rose on the third day but MANY of those very same people will hear Jesus say ‘ I never knew you’ when they stand before him to give an account (Matthew 7:23) because they continued to work iniquity.
So how do you know that you will not be amongst that number. The bible makes it clear. Examine yourself to see if you are in the faith.
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You want the cycle in your life to end. You recognize there is a problem and it has you by the throat. You are trapped under the weight and power of your will and the will of Satanic forces. You want to escape this cycle in your marriage and grow with the God ordained person you married.
It is good that you recognize that the days are alike and you know there are things you want to change in your life. You have grown weary of the cycle and you finally want it broken. The very first thing you must identify is where do you want to go? You must have a clear vision. Most cycles are perpetuated because you have no where else to go. What is your desire that God will give when you delight in him? Where do you want to go?
When you have identified the problem, you can begin filling in the blanks with the solution, but the problem must be clear and concise. Ambiguous issues in your mind make it easy for Satan to keep you in a cycle that has you going no where and affecting no one for the glory of God.
You must write the vision down and make it plain. That everyone in the house may read it, understand there role and execute the plan. If you have no vision you will perish within the cycle. The devil would have won. Don’t stop working on your vision. The devil will have you put off working on the vision and then you will perpetuate the cycle. Don’t put off the vision. Make it plain.
If I asked you want you wanted as a single person in a mate, what would you tell me? What is the vision for your marriage? What are you supposed to be getting from the marriage? What type of characteristics must a person have to fulfill those desires of your heart? Are these desires mentioned a true statement? Don’t deceive yourself.
If you are married already and I asked you the vision for the home, would I receive an answer or the same answer from the residents of the home? You must have multiple visions for the family. A marital vision, family vision, employment vision, entertainment vision. Where do you want to go with your entertainment? What is the destination of your marriage and family? You should have answers to these questions. If you do not have answers to these questions, it means you are locked in a cycle right now and the devil is making you ineffective for the kingdom of God. A stuck family is a dead family. A family in a cycle isn’t moving forward, but as time ticks is literally moving backward into the pit.
Where there is no vision my people perish. Prayerfully, create your vision today and make it plain for the entire family to read and execute.
Have you been burned by a false Christian in the church? Someone lied to you about being in the faith and you found out later that they were not Christians at all? Have you met Judas and been betrayed? If this is your story then you are in the right story. Every Christian gets burnt by a false pretender. It is a right of a passage. Never forget that Jesus was treated like a sinner. He never sinned and committed absolutely no crimes and yet was hung on a cross with criminals. Jesus was a criminal according to the records of Rome. He was a criminal according to the records of the church of his day.
If we who are sinners get burnt, it is important that you remember Jesus. He was burnt and the servant is not greater than his Lord. We must go through the fire in order to receive the anointing to cast out demons, lay hands on the sick and watch them recover, to prophecy, to be whatever God’s needs us to be. You cannot graduate school without multiple tests. It is the same way in our walk as Christians. Shake yourself off and understand that you are in the right place and press forward toward God’s high call in Christ Jesus.
The ambitious and futuristic facility hopes to be mass-producing one million cows every 12 months by 2020.
Not only will it clone cattle, but the factory, which will be located in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin, will also cater to more specific needs by genetically engineering police dogs and thoroughbred race horses.
It was originally created with the view to cope with China’s increasing demand for meat, which will rise by another 2.2 million tonnes over the next decade, having shot up by 25 per cent in the last five years.
However, the ambition has grown, and the team hope to be cloning peoples’ beloved deceased pets eventually too.
Some already suspect humans are being cloned. Celebrities etc. Cloning Centers EXPOSED! Cloning Is REAL! Celebrities Spill The Beans!!! https://youtu.be/kUJspQBHCR
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect (Matthew 24:24). Keep your eyes on Jesus and him crucified for your sins. Don’t be seduced by the plethora of information that will and has flooded the earth. This does not mean to disregard being vigilant, it means that your foundation for your growth in spiritual understanding should be found in the Scriptures.
If you have not read your Bible and do not read your Bible daily, you will not grow in your relationship with Jesus. You should already know that this world belongs to the prince of the air. Look who has all the money? Is it the Christian? We still have a great weapon in Jesus and in our worship, praise, and prayer.
Don’t cease in praying for God to move in our world so that we may at all cost live in peace. But understand many deceivers will come as light to deceive many.
Watch! and read your Bible.