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Rest Your Faith On God’s Power

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My message and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, s
o that your faith would not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power (1 Corinthians 2:4-5).

As a Christian you should always be about the power of God. Jesus taught his disciples how to move with power when they shared the good news that the grace  of God through Jesus had come and the gift of the Holy Spirit was accessible to those who believed. The Holy Spirit within a man or woman will produce good fruit in that vessel. They will demonstrate supernatural gifts and will walk with wisdom toward those that are without. They will have the ability to discern spiritual things.

When a man or woman is fleshly they will hang their hang their hat on intellect, but will deny God’s power (speaking in tongues, prophecy, healing). They will glory in the admiration of men and will never answer the simple question. How come your life is different from the Master (Jesus)? How come you don’t operate in the same power that Jesus did when the Bible records that signs and wonders would follow those who believe? How come so many people love you, when Jesus and his disciples were persecuted and martyred? Are you stronger than  Jesus?

No beloved. These men are wolves in sheep’s clothing. Never forget, it was the church that had Jesus killed in his day. The church brought Jesus to Rome for their death penalty may be used to kill him.

As a person seeking the truth, never be satisfied with simple intellect, because it will fail you when real test come and try you. Many are called, but few or chosen. Few find eternal life. Rest Your Faith On God’s Power.

Boundaries: A good thing

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It is often thought that boundaries serve to hinder, rather than protect. You hear about the glass ceiling, which is a bad thing, and you hear about borders, but without boundaries one would be vulnerable to all kinds of dangers.

Take for instance your skin. It is a boundary for your organs, blood vessels, and other body fluids. It protects you from weather conditions and serves to hold your frame in-place. Remove the boundary and you cease to exist.

Satan works hard to remove the boundaries that God has set. Because without boundaries the human race would cease to exist. The sexual boundaries that God has set in-place is meant to provide a healthy and thriving environment for mankind. It protects against extinction, abuse, and fear. Satan has enlisted his teachers to change the boundaries of sexuality and our media cannot keep up with the horrific stories that are mounting in our country. You hear of the rape in Europe, but what about our military? Male on Male rape is 15 times higher and male and female teachers having sex and raping children has skyrocketed. The incest lever has moved forward and now dogs and cats can’t escape being raped.

Do we think God will not judge the pastor and preacher who stands by idol. Praising the candidate who desires to remove all boundaries? Are not those who pick up the mantle to teach the gospel judged more harshly? Are they taking the place of God to remove what he has established from the beginning in the Garden of Eden?

If you want your family to thrive in this dark hour, you must ignore the pastor and preacher who seeks to remove the boundaries and cling to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Do not finance or support your own demise. Choose Jesus at every hour. God has commanded that we change not the boundaries he has set. Follow him and thrive.

When the Lord’s anger is kindled the ungodly and those especially who work to remove his boundaries will feel his wrath outpoured and the righteous will rejoice when the family thrives in prosperity. No fear. No abuse. Godly people magnifying the Lord.

I Put On…

There are so many voices that speak, but who says you have to listen? God says, set your affections on things above and not on the earth. When spiritual creatures of immense dark power come raging with false accusations and false prophecies of defeat, put on the full amour of God. Put on every piece and let his voice alone speak into your mind and fill the depths of your heart, so that when its time perform his word in your life, no weapon formed against you will prosper.

Similar to this commercial I simply put on Christ.

DON’T JUDGE ME

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I am sure by now you have heard the term “Don’t Judge Me.” A term often used as a defense mechanism. A last resort message to ward off accusations and feelings of regret, hurt and failure. Because I am guilty and my heart has been exposed, I utter the phrase “Don’t Judge Me.” My wrong has caused my heart to break and without an adequate defense, I utter, “Don’t Judge Me.” The proverbial shield of protection but does it work?

When an individual uses the term, they neglect the problem and no solution for change is found. The psalmist writes “My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise (Psalm 51:17). When the judgment is correct, rather then harden yourself to it, use it rather to change. When a brother or sister in Christ judges my actions to be hypocritical and they are, I may be tempted to say “Don’t Judge Me” and continue being hypocritical or I could accept the judgment allow the pain to sink in and change for the better.

God cannot use individuals (for the individuals good) who are unwilling to be hurt with truth. Most of the time when people say, “Don’t Judge Me” they are wrong. The church is not required by God to judge those outside of the church, only those within it. This is how the church remains a shelter for the sick and a blessing to those who enter it.

The world is supposed to be disgusting. It should not be strange that a man desires to enter another man or a woman allows a dog to enter her. Women exposing themselves online with children and men running after little boys. This is natural behavior from an unregenerate man and such were some of us, however judging outside the church belongs to God.

When you decide to take the title I have been given by the Scriptures, my judging will begin. I am a Christian (Acts 11:26) and a minister. It is my desire that we all grow in wisdom and knowledge and understanding of the word of God. Namely, to have a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit who teaches us all things. So if our conduct is less than what the Scriptures demand, I will judge you and I will gladly accept your judgment.

I am not ignorant of the fact that if I judge the same measure will be measured against me and I assure you, that whatever judgment I cast, I am not guilty of the same. The purpose of judging our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ is so that we become better. For those who have jobs understand that the progress report is a judgment of your character and your abilities for the job you are presently engaged in. For those who desire to remain employed accept the judgment of their supervisor and change, or else continue down the same path and get fired.

How much more important is the judgment of the people of God? The people of God are judging so that you may not miss heaven and be counted with the many folks that will say, “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:22-23).

God’s Word Speaks

Screen Shot 2016-02-08 at 9.05.53 PMThe song WORD OF GOD SPEAK by Christian group Mercy Me has been running through my mind for several days now. The lyrics in the chorus are:

Word of God speak
Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
Your majesty
To be still and know
That You’re in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness
Word of God speak

I’ve been meditating on these words and on John 6:63, “The words that I (Jesus) speak to you are spirit and they are life.”  The primary way God speaks to us is through His Word.  Then the Holy Spirit, who lives in us, gives us revelation as we read and meditate on the words causing the words to be revelation and have special meaning for our lives.

The lyrics to the song by Mercy Me are really a prayer asking God to speak through His Word, to wash our eyes to see Him in His Word and what He desires us to know; to give us an awareness of His presence as we wait before Him in stillness and quietness and rest in Him.  God wants to communicate with us every day but it’s up to usto “be still” and listen to the Words He speaks to us.  What He has to say each day can make the difference between a good day and a bad day.  He said His Words are life.

I’ve learned to pay attention to what runs through my mind – sometimes words to a song, a scripture, a statement from one of Pastor’s sermons.  Sometimes I wake up and a song is just there – I can’t get it out of my head.  As the words from WORD OF GOD SPEAK began to run through my head over and over, I knew God was saying: “sit down, be still and open My Word.  I want to speak to you.”  Now, I have a choice to make – do I want to stop what I’m doing and take time to listen?  Do you?  Do we want to hear what God has to say to us? It’s a decision we have to make every single day.  But I’m telling you, we are in days that we need to hear what He has to say – we must hear what He has to say.  His Words are life.  To choose life, we must choose to listen to what He has to say.  “Word of God speak.”

by Karen Park