Tag Archives: Faith

Examine Yourself

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It is important that one takes personal responsibility for their relationship with Jesus. We must seal our mind with the simple thought that when I pass away or Christ returns & I don’t see a natural death, will I be ready for judgment? It would seem that too much pressure has been placed upon the leaders of the church without a true push back on the responsibility that each individual has with their walk with God. God destroyed the masses that fled from Egypt with Moses because they did not take their relationship with God personally.

Christianity is not a team sport. It is an individual race that only rewards the one who runs it well. Each individual will stand before God and give an account of their actions while upon God’s earth. He will judge your level of work and reward you accordingly. While salvation is through Christ alone, the blood is not applied to those who continually practice sins that God hates. The way that leads to life is narrow for a reason.

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test (2 Corinthians 13:5)? Its really important that you take the time to do this. You test yourself by your desire to spend time with God. The Bible says, For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous (1 John 5:3). When you love God there will be a thirst for him. Sin in your body will be an annoyance. You will hate the evil flesh that wars against the Holy Spirit within you. You will be at war within yourself. If there is no war, then you are not saved. The flesh will never natural crave the things of God, it will always crave evil. It will always crave things that lead to early deaths. If you are not fighting in your walk with Jesus, then it means you are a walking dead person. You can never be so powerful and spiritual in this flesh, that no temptation grips you. Because Jesus himself was tempted.

Do you have that daily fight? If the answer is yes, then you are in the right spot, keep fighting the good fight of faith and lay hold of God through His Son Jesus Christ our Savior.

 

Do You Have A Jesus Pop-Out?

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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.

A Bible Scholar, But No Demonstration Of Jesus Power

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Some people are lead to believe that the knowledge of Scripture equals power with God, but in reality one verse in one heart of faith can do more than a 1000 verses in the mind of one that possess photo graphic memory.

If faith was easy to acquire than Jesus would not have given the disciples remedial training. Notice how many times Jesus mentioned to those who saw his power over and over again, oh ye of little faith. How many times did they forget after seeing the Christ perform again and again and again? Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father (John 14:12-13). How many pastors have you been in the presence of without an ounce of power and yet they may have degrees on the wall or in the closet? It is because they have knowledge, but little or no faith at all. They don’t believe what they read and you know they don’t, because when they pray nothing happens. If faith was easy to acquire then Jesus would not have to give the disciples remedial training.

There are two types of people I have come across from traveling the world:

1) Faith comes easy like, the centurion, in Luke 7 whom our Lord Jesus was impressed with concerning his faith.

2) Those who perpetually struggle with faith.

Of course, the two types of people I am speaking about are both Christians. People who are hellhound lack faith all together and this post is not for them. It is for the one whom faith comes easy and the one whom faith comes hard.

How do I know whether I struggle with faith? You don’t demonstrate any powers that Jesus said the believer would. You should have evidence from the mouths of those God used you to touch with power. It is easy for those with Biblical knowledge to deceive themselves, but you know deep down something is missing. I am telling you what is. It’s called faith. The prescription for lacking in this department is this. So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ (Romans 10:17). Read the BIBLE out loud and Read the WORKS of Jesus over and over and over and over again until you become him with POWER. Call demons out and lay hands on the sick. Demonstrate the words of Jesus. Paul said, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power” (1 Corinthians 4:20).

Those whom faith comes easy do not be discouraged by Christians who struggle, but as the Scriptures have said, “Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters” (Romans 14:1). Keep pressing in the gifts that God has given you and when someone with weak faith desires to grow then give them wisdom, instruction and love. Ask God for discernment when dealing with time wasters, as Satan loves to send people with faith these types of people to slow you down.

The year is coming to a close and the window for repentance is closing, lets see what our Lord is going to do. To them with ears to hear, let them hear what the Holy Spirit is speaking.

Navigating The False Preacher (media edition)

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It is important to understand that the profession of a preacher (pastor) is the edification of the hearer. To bring the hearer into a deeper relationship with Jesus as they have the call from God to lead. And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding (Jeremiah 3:15). And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: – Ephesians 4:11-12

Satan has done the same. He has elected his pastors and teachers and evangelists for the perfecting of his Satanic ministry, however, many of his pastors don’t wear titles or live in churches. They position themselves in school textbooks and cartoons. On the movie screen where millions sit with hearts open and ready to be written on. I hear children and adults tell me what is in the Bible based off of what they saw on a movie like Noah. Grown adults adding to their knowledge bank, from something they saw and did not research and study.

You hear the message being preached that Trump is a racist. Over and over again, by people who are suspected white supremacist and you have to ask yourself why? We live in a society of white supremacy and somehow the media/white celebrities care about black people? Look around at the type of people pushing this narrative and ask yourself something. What is the overall plan the Bible has laid out?

And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach (Isaiah 4:1).

God has established an order that brings with it love, joy, and peace, but when mankind is brainwashed into serving Satan, you will have sickness, depression, and untimely death.

Watch and pray for God to reveal the revelation of this blog post.

PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, AND AGAIN I SAY PRAY

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Then He spoke a parable to them that men always ought to pray and not lose heart Luke 18:1

As a believer in Jesus the unanswered prayer is the most discouraging aspect of prayer. Much of our prayer is to fulfill our own selfish lust, but for those prayers offered that have not been tainted with selfish lust we wonder why the delay. So our response is to cease praying about it. Now if God has given you the answer and you do not like it, know that he is superior and his wisdom exceeds that of your own and he knows best. If you are waiting on the Lord, have faith the answer is on the way. The unjust judge in the parable in Luke 18 granted the woman her request because of her continual coming and God has promised to do the same for us, in the midst of him being slow to move. The requirement is having faith in God continually and ceasing not in same prayer request and it shall come to pass.