IN THE WILL OF GOD

Our family is on a spiritual journey at this time with the Lord. I will be posting at a much slower pace at this time. As our family is with God. Amen

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Choices or prayer

Choices

Choices or prayer

 Choices or prayer

men can live good lives but practicing prayer leads a man to live a godly life.

Choices will limit what a man is willing to let go of….

In the age that we live in, it is said that we may choose how to live within the body of Christ. And that our lives are the outcome of the choices that we make.

The dilemma with the last statement is that choices limit men. Regardless of who a man is, there have been circumstances in his life that would have left him in a deeper place with God. If he would have prayed about a situation instead of making a choice.

Choices come to men in most cases from outside influences. Let us take the choice of living pure before marriage.

Men used to keep their brides pure before marriage. Because it was the right thing to do.

Godliness, purity within society, the church and the moral standards of the parents made this choice an easy one.

Today we don’t have such spiritual seeds in our society as purity, holiness and virtue. Therefore we must cleave to God, his word and prayer. The choice will then come from above.

Wisdom applied; is making a choice to do good in the sight of God, after praying and seeking His ways.

Good or evil rules a men.

Though the man who prays before making a decision will be kept far from the fire. The fact is, that the fire that comes from heaven will keep at bay the fire that burns from within.

Should a man never choose? “No.” Choice will bring a man closer to God.

Choices Will Bring A Man Closer To God

A man will make a decision, to  whom he will serve. Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Decision-making comes naturally to a man. And using the Bible to make those decisions is a good thing.

Diligence through exercising the spirit must come to us by the Holy Spirit to choose the right things in life and to carry them out.  Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offence toward God, and toward men.

Choices; What Should Man Do

Choosing tries to avoid loss, instant pain and long-suffering.

Every choice that man makes is not evil, but every choice without prayer first will never reveal the full extent of what God desires.

Gods plans are not ours; Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. Our prayers reveal the hidden ways of the Lord.

Choosing a bride can be wonderful, praying for a bride is wonderful.

Living by choices may improve a man’s life. Living by prayer may bring turmoil to a mans soul, yet he will be led to give all.

Choices seem to be the driving force behind the work of God, yet they are only the fruit. The roots are a mans dedication to Christ, the trunk his vision from God and the branches are his reaching out in faith.

Choices Or Prayer; Prayer

Choices will bring a man closer to God if they are pleasing to God, Yet prayer will bring a man into the presence of God. And when in the presence of God, the mind of Christ within man will be given commands from God. 1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

The commands of God will do to a man what personal choices without prayer won’t do. It will put God’s desires over his own desires.

A man will be taken to where he would not venture without God. He will subject his whole being to the will of God, if he puts God first.

He will be a witness for the Kingdom of God by not speaking.

Prayer For The Inward Parts

Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

Prayer will bring a man to make choices about things that he could not think of on his own, taking him beyond what he knows as good. He will begin to see, hear, and live in the presence of Christ, by prayer.

He will stand up for God, stay close to Christ and be lead by the Holy Spirit.

Let us consider the effects of ten-thousand men praying. And ten million men walking contrary to this world.

Jim Elliot said it best, *”Christianity isn’t hated enough.”

If Christians were like Christ, Christianity would be hated, and this is due to a false teaching about liberty.

Liberty does not allow one to sin, it sets one free from sin.

One of the reasons for Christianity not being hated, is that Christians are not enough like Christ. Due to the making choices without prayer or fear of consequences.

Choices; Liberty In Christ

Liberty in Christ comes at a great price to the one who desires it.

The shackles of the world hold men. Until they pray, make a decision and do the works by faith.

The shackles of this world are a mighty thing. A television alone weighs two tons.

For liberty begins on this earth and extends to the man this gift. That he may go to the throne of God on occasion within his spirit. And receive the spiritual food that he needs.

Decision making may start with man and end with man.

Yet prayer starts with man and ends with man communing with God.

Conclusion; Customs Of This World

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Long before Joshua said the words above, he had already chosen who he would serve God.

Pray to God about the customs of this world that hold you away from God.

The lily needs; sun, rain and good soil. The soul needs, purity, communion with the Holy Spirit and faith in God.

Pray about what you allow in your soul, home and church.

The soul should be calm, the home steady and the church solid.

The home of the faithful, should be hoed regularly for weeds.

Pray about your television, the heart knows the answer, mans soul knows good and evil and his mind knows what is pleasing to God.

Consider praying about your dress, It is one thing to dress for religion, another to dress for competition, another for your husband and another to dress for God.

Were Do you go With your family; the wonders of God are found in the local park, the trails that run about are places to talk and listen to your children and the nearby pond, lake or river is a song in its self.

I write these things in love. Judge me in Christ and sit in your prayer closet and seek God. Ask who loves you? The man who says, “Let us be free to choose how we live or the man who desires that you pray, before making a choice, that God may show you how to live. Amen

*I maybe misquoting Jim Elliot, yet the idea of the quote is there.

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RIGHTEOUS MAN

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righteous men are often lonely men.

Righteous; Righteous Man

1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

righteous;http://sorabji.com/1828/words/r/righteous.html RIGHTEOUS, a. ri’chus.

1. Just; accordant to the divine law. Applied to persons, it denotes one who is holy in heart, and observant of the divine commands in practice; as a righteous man. Applied to things, it denotes consonant to the divine will or to justice; as a righteous act. It is used chiefly in theology, and applied to God, to his testimonies and to his saints.
The righteous, in Scripture, denote the servants of God, the saints.
2. Just; equitable; merited.

Righteous; Christian Men Should Naturally Be Leaning Towards Righteousness.

Men of Christ should always be striving for the righteousness of God. 1 John 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

The works of God should be the first priority of daily living, in man. For it is true, We should be as Christ is.

Quite hands are made through patience with God. By living a life of Christ. Busy hands are the work shop of men with the minds of youths.

For men who do the things of God are usually at odds with the ways of men, even when they appear to be Godly in many cases.

Matthew 1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

Righteousness within the bodies of men who are about the works of the spirit are hidden from the eyes and ears of fleshly men. That is why God sets His eye’s upon them.

For God choose Joseph to be the father of His Son and men called him a fornicator.

Righteous; God’s Or Mans

For did not men say of Jesus; Matthew 13:55 Is not this the carpenter‘s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

Yes they did say he was the carpenter’s son, and they knew the report that had been given about the Son of God, along with all of Jerusalem. Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

The Bible tells us that Joseph was a just man and this we know by what he didn’t do and did do.

He didn’t follow what seemed to be right in the eye’s of men and he did follow the orders of angels.

If nothing else, Joseph knew the order of things and man is not at the top of that order.

Joseph lived in a society that was without mercy to fornicators. Yet, Joseph held his tongue when men lashed him with theirs, how was this done?

He cared more for what God had given him than men could. He could have put Mary away or had her stoned! And there would have been many men that would have been pleased that the right act would have been done.

Righteous; To Do The Will Of God Or Men

Yet Joseph carried out his God’s plan. Yes I am aware of predestination. And yes God knew who he was going to pick to be the father of His Son. And sent Joseph an angle.

What I am saying, is that Joseph loved God more than men and that is why God choose him over all men.

This I know, many men have been told to do good by the Lord though the touch of God upon their consciences, the Holy Word of God and messengers. Yet they have done evil in their hearts with their flesh.

We know that Joseph had a tender heart, for the tender heart needs little pricking to do the will of God.

Righteous Man; To Become A Righteous Man

Any man who desires righteousness, desires death. And this is that death; Matthew 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

The pure in heart, have been through the furnace of this world and see this world as dross. So close to gold, yet worthless. Yes as worthless as chaff is at the open market.

*The eyes of a man land upon, what his heart desires. The ears of a man are drawn to what tickles them and the mouth of a man is as a shovel; digging his grave.

Righteous; Training The Body Through The Spirit

Yet the man who desires righteousness, will yearn to have his eye made single. Luke 11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

The man who exercises his eye’s with the scales of justice, is well on his way to holy living. For it is the power of God that leads a man from evil and brings them into the presence of good. Job 31:1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid

The man who will not stand in the presence of the violent noise made by the instruments of this world, practices abstaining from sin and cleanses his mind from this world. 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

The man who can bridle his mouth has conquered his flesh through Christ. And wears the crown of Righteousness in this age in hope and in the next, as a gift from the Most High God.

*wife shared this with me

Righteous; The Prize

Righteousness brings peace to the heart, soul and mind of a man. And why is this? He knows that he has been transformed by the power of God. Anointed by the Holy Spirit and follows Christ the Son of God.

What is transformation? A man who is transformed, no longer thinks upon his sinful ways; Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

He thinks upon how he can serve Christ and others. In all the attributes of God.

In serving, his reward is living a blameless life, from his soul; that serves only one God, to his being, that only loves one wife, to his way of life that walks contrite to this world.

Yes, by obedience he has set himself to win the race and by faith he runs the race, yes the race that proclaims the incorruptible crown.

Yet that same man can speak to the lascivious men of this world if asked. Yes he could even eat with them, drink coffee or sit and talk with them. Luke 5:29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.

Yet he will never act as them to win them over to what he is not.

The righteous man will go anywhere that the Holy Spirit beckons him to go, and won’t anywhere that is ungodly. He is after all a servant of the Most High. Amen.

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Conviction

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Conviction

Conviction; Conviction from within

Why are some people convicted by the spirit more than others?  And it seems that some are not convicted at all?

I shall give my thoughts upon this subject.

First I shall share one of Noah Websters definitions of conviction; http://sorabji.com/1828/words/c/conviction.html2. The act of convincing, or compelling one to admit the truth of a charge; the act of convincing of sin or sinfulness; the state of being convinced or convicted by conscience; the state of being sensible of guilt; as, the convictions of a sinner may be temporary, or lasting and efficacious. By conviction, a sinner is brought to repentance. Men often sin against the conviction of their own consciences.

I shall also add this belief, God convicts us with his law that is written upon our hearts. Romans 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

When we sin against God’s law, we are sent a message by the Comforter (Holy Spirit.) And when we turn away from that which is evil, joy comes to our spirit. Yet, when evil prevails, pleasure comes to the flesh, for a moment, season or a life time.

For this is the war that is waged in all men, until they overcome the sin which they fight against. For there are two types of sin, one; rules the lives of men, the other comes for a moment and is unable to take hold of a man.

For who can walk without sin? None. Yet who can walk without being in bondage to being ruled by this world and its customs? Anyone can, for did not Noah, Moses, Joseph, Jeremiah, Daniel and many others live on this earth and not live in bondage to any lifestyle of sin?

Then why does it seem that sin is on the rise and holy living is nearly non-existent?

Conviction; The Numbing Of The Conscience

Today’s world differs little from yesterdays. Ecclesiastes 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Man received the gift of a conscience the moment he ate of the forbidden fruit. Genesis 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

And that conscience was given to him for one reason, to be the starting point to repentance. Yes, Shame comes to the grieved sinner, after sugar has touched his lips in the form of sin.

From that day forward God has touched the consciences of all men. And men have tried as hard as they can to not be touched by the “finger of God.”

The numbing of the conscience has taken many forms; The drink, drugs, lasciviousness, and many other wide roads have been paved to avoid the narrow path within the mind.

Yet today, we see a whole new way of numbing the mind. And this new way is accepted by the common Christian. I speak of changing the meaning of the word of God.

There was a time that a man used to say, “You scared the Hell out of me.” And he ment just that. Now we try to love people to heaven by not telling them about their sins or any sin.

For nearly all men today in the Common Church self-justify their sins by using the Holy Word of God. Have you not heard, “The flesh is weak.”

It is also common to accept sinful living as tolerable. For if a man watches fifteen hours of television, that contains every evil thing under the sun. I can guarantee you that his conscience will be numbed to some of the vilest of things on the face of this earth.

For we hear that ten children were killed at the local school, by some mad man who has been on medication for fifteen years. And we think, “I can’t believe it.” Then go on with our busy day, without even praying or weeping.

Oh how numb, we have become to death, rapes, murder, terrorist bombings, abortion and somethings that are better to not speak of.

It is horrid, That a man can take his wife to a movie and watch things that are vile, and go to church the next day and proclaim Christ as God.

Yet worse his mind will cry out, “You legalistic prude.” If a man speaks about any of his actions not being Christ-like. And after church he will go and watch his local football team on television and see commercials that speak against anything that comes from above.

Yes, a man can have everything under the sun come into his house that is evil, go to places that are evil and do things with his heart, mind and soul that are evil, without even knowing it in some cases.

That is why he thinks a man is “Legalistic” If he speaks up for living right in the eyes of God.

Conviction; Not Knowing The Conscience Has Been Numbed.

Some men have done vile sins ignorantly and God has witnessed them. Paul the apostle was one of those men; 1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

I believe that their are men who ignorantly sin against God. From teachings, lack of knowledge and lack of example.

Leviticus 4:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the Lord concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them:

Yes, many have sinned

From teachings; Many people today are just not taught to do that which is right in the sight of God through fatherly love. 1 Corinthians 4:15 For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

For how many of you would lay down your life for those in your church, your pastor or other pastors. Take some of the pastors of this age; Joel Osteen, Jhon Mc Carther ?, and others, would you die for them or would they die for you?

It’s a fair question to ask, and a fair question to consider.

If you knew that you were saved from the pit of hell by the teaching’s of a man or woman, most likely you would die for them. I would have died for the first man that I came under in the body of Christ, because he had died to Christ.

The early church’s conscience was as sharp as a razor and could hear a pin drop in a Roman Colosseum. This was due to the fact that they had died to Christ, and were willing to die for one another. Philippians 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

Because a man will not die to Christ, he lives for this world, this he has been taught. I do not mean that he can’t go to work, and do the mundane things that must be done. I speak of the things that he loves. Those things that numb the conscience;

The reading of the word of this world, numbs the conscience to no end. News papers, magazines and books will callous the tenderest of consciences. The television “That mouth piece of the world” will fill a mind with every filthy thing under the sun and every time it is turned on the conscience of man is turned off.

For can a man think upon the things of Christ when he is apprehended by a “Master of this world?”

So hardened is man’s conscience, that he no longer responds to conviction from God, the word of God, the grieving of the Holy Spirit, or a man of god.

Therefore he responds with his flesh, justifying himself to men, using the Word of God to bring himself innocence between himself and God. When he knows that he is as guilty as Sodom.

Let us look at what I just wrote and I will show you the truth. A man will watch a football game for four plus hours, his ears, eyes and inner-man will be bombarded with a thousand evil devices from this world and the father of this world during that time. The whole time this is happening the man will not be affected one iota.

To the point that he can show up to church the next day and give a sermon, give advice to a man going through a sinful situation or lead the Choir in the singing of the hymn’s. And he will do this the next week-end, year, and etc…

Yes, the consciences of men are without conviction, for they have been sharpened with the “sledge-hammer of this world”, until they are made dull and deaf.

Many times the lack of knowledge will send a man to hell, the law of God is written upon every man’s heart, but how to practice the law is not. This is why we are in need of pastors, elders, deacons and men of holy character. To awaken the consciences of men with the watchman’s trumpet. Ezekiel 33:6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman‘s hand.

The necessity of loving the law, can not be under scored, For the law brings death, and no man wants to die the second life. Yet the law is a stone that is the first marker, and that marker leads a man to fear. Thus he searches for the greater riches of Christ.

And a man who loves the law, will love so much more he who wrote the law. When he knows that he who wrote the law, fulfilled the law by living and the prophecies by dying.

The law showed me my sins, therefore my conscience was pricked, shame was shown to me in the form of sin and repentance followed. Then came the mercy of God and the grace of Christ. For through Christ I found favor with God and the great burden of sin was lifted from my shoulders.

For this is the plan of God

Knowledge of sin is one thing.

Having knowledge of how to defeat sin will do one’s soul no good. Unless they have a great desire to win the love of their God who is a heaven.

Conviction; Rejected

God will convict the greatest of criminals, the lascivious, and the good man, to bring them close to Him. Yet they must cry out, Abba.

For knowledge of good will do nothing without practicing righteousness through faith. For there are many men full of knowledge, yet for their own lives, they cannot lead themselves or a man out of bondage through the power of Christ.

For if you looked deep enough, they have rejected conviction. They may feel their inner-man crying out, but they will not act on that inner conviction.

There are three main reasons for the rejection of conviction; lack of prayer, love of sin and association.

The lack of prayer in a mans life will do more harm to his soul than a legion of demons. It will allow him to go to places he should never go, say things he should never say and associate with people that he should never be near.

When a man elects to not pray, he losses contact with the Holy Spirit. Yes, the Comforter is far from him. Though the Comforter may reside within the man, he no longer stirs the pool of waters within the man.

Prayer is the grinding stone that keeps the sword of God sharp upon a mans heart and a sharp sword pricks the heart easily. Without prayer, a dull sword can be swung with might and be deflected by the land upon the heart that has experienced drought for many seasons.

The second reason for the dulling of the conscience is; the love of sin. The greatest love of sin is; the acceptance of it. No matter how sin is accepted, within one’s own life, the lives of others within the body of Christ or in the lives of others outside of the body of Christ. It is the love of sin!

To accept any sin, without fighting it or sharing with others to fight it. Is one of the greatest disasters of our age. For when men don’t fight sin, they are saying it has no penalty.

Yet worse, they will then say there is no penalty because one may live a life of sin, and receive a life time of grace in this life and the after life.

Though this is not true and any man knows this under examining it. For does the man who drinks as a man covets his neighbor’s wife receive eternal life? Or does the sodomite go to heaven? Has it come to the point that a man can argue such things? Are we in such a bad state, that we can not discern good from evil?  Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Yes we live in an age of “Sin brings no punishment.” And those who lust are the greatest example of that fruit. For they say, do not do this or that, yet they do more evil with their eyes, and will not repent with their hearts. For this I have seen with my own eyes and heard with my own ears.

For what is a mans hope then?

Conviction; Romans 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Is his hope in the law of God or the flesh. For with the mind of Christ we serve the law of God, yet who can fulfill the law?

Yet worse, the flesh of man serves sin, so is all for loss? Are we a doomed people? I have thought so, a few times. I have yelled out at God and cursed the heavens. How can I walk straight within a sinful body?

Conscience; Be Still And Know That I Am God

When a man is still, something happens to him, the noise of this world fads in his mind as the wake from an aircraft-carrier as swallowed by the sea. The fast pace of this world is taken from his soul and peace settles upon him as the calm sea brings peace and the ways of his Creator begin to draw him away from self and towards the ways of Heaven.

The conscience becomes sharp and hears those quite words from above. And when a man meditates upon what has entered his conscience from above, he begins to live as those who live above. Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offence toward God, and toward men.

In simple words; the flesh is overcome by the spirit.

Yes, all men sin. Yet some men live with a pure conscience. Lean upon the Lord and live with a clean conscience.

You will see as you have never seen, hear as you have never heard and I speak of seeing and hearing the things of this world as you have never known and hearing from the world above that you have never heard.

Have you ever wondered why you don’t hear from God in any real manner? One of the greatest reasons is that your conscience has been so numbed by the noise of this world that your conscience is in a state of unconsciousness.

Be still says the Lord;  Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Take time from this cruel world, this world that steals your time from, God, your wife and children. Be still, fast from this world. Mortify the ways of the flesh. Starve it to death.

And I tell you, Christ will raise up in you, as the spring grass is feed by the dew and grows so will your conscience speak to you. “Do this, go this way, don’t go that way, purchase this and not that.” What a mighty thing, to hear from the Wonderful Creator on the things of life.

O’God help all of us, convict our souls, let more men say, “Sin is Sin.” And let our hearts be pricked, let us cry out for repentance and listen to your ways and put away our selfish little ways.

So why are some people convicted less and others more? Some, sit quietly and listen for God and others are busy with the things of this world. And I will prove this point, those who are busy for this world, listen to God when their world is shaken off its foundation, to the point that all things are still and quiet. And then they fall from God or blame God. While others have the things of this world come upon them and do the will of God; sometimes unwillingly, without joy, with inner-struggles, and all the while with the scorn of the world upon their hearts, yet they continue on without understanding why these things happen to them.

Yet, they are convicted to stay the course of Christ and this they do. To the point of being fools for Christ. 1 Corinthians 4:10 We are fools for Christ‘s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

Though in the end, the world was not worthy for them; this is what separates those who the world is not worthy of and those who love the world; the conviction from the mind of Christ within ones soul is from above and the other is moved by their own minds to do the things of men and not God. 1 Samuel 15:24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice. Amen.

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TRUTH; INSTILLING TRUTH

Bitter Truth; The Failure To Instill Truth

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Truth; Noah Is Commanded By God To Build The Ark

Truth only becomes bitter when the lips of a man are sweet with lies, to tickle the ears of the carnal mind. This may be done in many ways but the truth of the matter is, that if any form of truth is taught and the outcome is that a man can live a sinful lifestyle and he needs not to overcome it, It is a lie.

The soul yearns for the truth, yearns to be filled with truth and given the gift of purity.

Yet we know that men are in fetters and can not move freely in Christ. That is they can’t give a witness to the world of purity, blamelessness, and a clear conscience.

For if men could do so, the world would pound down the doors of the church and beg to be set free, but the world sees the men of the church in fetters and being lead by a brass ring through their nose by nearly all things of this world especially by women that are lewd and of the worst of character. Yes the world sees those women entice men of the church, and the world watches those men crawl upon their bellies after them.

Men listen, I have crawled upon my belly, now I walk in the power of God by the mercy of God, through Jesus Christ. Now know this truth. John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

You know the truth but are unable to practice it or are unwilling. You could be free and have not the burden of a beast upon your shoulders.

You know the lie and that lie is that you can lust daily and be the bride of Christ. Yet can a harlot be joined to Christ? or can a drunkard be the bride of Christ and also can a sodomite be one with Christ?

Yet this I know, You know you can’t live a lifestyle of lusting and be near Christ. This I know personally! And this is why; you will never pray to God and thank him for his grace, that you can lust all the day long and still come to Heaven.

I couldn’t.

Yet you have been taught that lie, yes the lie that teaches men that they can live burning in the flesh and live forever with Christ in the after life.

That is not the bitter truth, it is an out right lie, that a man can live in sin and be in favor with God. God will not find favor with a man who will not denounce a sinful lifestyle.

Now no man is sinless but some men live their lives without living a sinful life, therefore they are in the grace of God. (Noah)

For it is one thing to receive grace and another to stay in the grace of God.

For to receive grace is necessary to be saved. To stay in the grace of God, it is necessary for a man to do the works of sanctification through faith, in our covenant with Christ.

For is not the meaning of grace; A gift from Christ and favor with God.

Strong’s Greek: 5486. χάρισμα (charisma) — a gift of grace …… Strong’s Concordance. charisma: a gift of grace, a free gift. Original Word:

This is the truth of the matter, and the answer to why so many people are leaving the church and seeking some form of love from some form of God. These people are seeking truth and many of them, having been lied to for many years know that they are not being given the truth.

Yet when they are given the truth, it is in too many cases from the lips of someone who lies.

I share this with you, that when a man teaches how to love your wife, and then he sets his eyes upon the lewd things on the television, the woman of this world and lives a carnal life. He is without power from on high.

God is between you and him, and no matter how convincing he sounds, God will not let him into your soul via the spirit. Or He will and the man will build himself up, then God will abase him.

The excuse makers are even worse off, they have been lied to and have lied for so long that many of them believe what they say; through denomination, doctrines of men or out right love of sin.

The next time someone shares with you that one can live in sin and be covered by grace. Ask them where does it say that in the Bible. They will have an answer for you. 2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Yet most teach that you can live like hell and go to heaven. They won’t say this but they do teach it.

Yes man teaches this and how do we put a stop to this. We question lies, that is we question sin when it is brought up as acceptable, in any arena. Strong’s Hebrew: 2580. חֵן (chen) — favor, grace . חֵן noun masculine Psalm 45:3 favour, grace; —

Paul fought, as very few Christians fight, and if you fight your sins unto blood then you could say, many things about having a thorn in your side. Yet, in my own life I have not fought sin as Paul did nor unto blood. Hebrews 12:4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

Though this I have done, I have fought against sin within my members through Christ unto this point; That I don’t live under sin any longer in any arena.  That I owe to God and God alone. Yet if I could do so, being of the worse of offenders of righteousness any man can do so.

For the same man who heard God share with him, “My grace is sufficient” also wrote; Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? Romans 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

The truth is that we live in Christ and not in sin. How do we live in Christ; we live in the spirit, mortifying our flesh with pain, for did not Christ become a sacrifice for us through pain? For we suffer in the flesh or the spirit and it is easier to suffer in the spirit than the flesh.

For can the spirit rejoice and the flesh be happy or can the flesh be as a glutton unto the things of this world and the spirit be pleasing to God?

For we suffer if we do good or evil? yet it is easier to live a life of good than evil. for the ways of a good man are filled with joy. And the ways of an evil man are filled with rot. Proverbs 29:6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

Yes, truth will rule the day. No matter if a man lives unto the Lord or unto himself. For the bitter truth is that all men will come to the court room of God. Not to plead their case but to hear every note of their life.

May Christ come to a mans aid, yes if he feared God in this life; Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. For the truth is, who has respect for the Lord and loves of sin?

I speak the truth clearly and write without lies. I share with you that sin is evil and to live a life of sin will put a man in hell. If not, Why should man live for Christ? Yet worse, why should a man die for Christ, when he can live for this world and inherit everything Christ has to offer?

The truth of the matter is, is this, that this age and its fathers have numbed the consciences of more men than Satan has in a thousand years. To this point, that it is taught, spoke of and believed that a man can crawl upon his belly and have a ring put through his nose and be dragged around by his love for sin and be forgiven at all times, to all sins. Without any real attempt at repentance. Remember, true repentance isn’t turning away from a sin, it is turning and staying away from a sin.

Their is only one problem with the above scenario, we have a covenant with Christ, and the above scenario, mentions no effort on our part to sanctify ourselves from our lifestyle of sin. James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Yes ones soul can be pure, and filled with the truth, by the truth. Yet no man who is polluted with the sins of this world, can bring you the truth, teach you the truth and share the truth with you in a way that will draw your spirit close to the truth who is Christ.

This is why you have gone to church, other men, groups and many instructors but have come away, a starving man. Your spirit knows the truth, and either you have rejected the truth for the lie, been lied to or are just a lost sheep without a Shepard even looking for you. Worse off, you may be a beaten soldier, wounded from the enemy, stabbed by the friendly and broken by the world.

Truth; Takes Commands

One of the hardest things to give and receive are commands, ask any leader of an army.

The army of Christ is no exception to the spiritual physics of commands. If there is not a leader giving righteous commands an evil leader will arise to give commands of the flesh. And those under him will slowly turn evil.

The Holy Bible is full of commands.

Their was a time that God gave Israel the Ten Commandments. And if they would have followed those commands and repented when they didn’t, they would have ruled that land for nearly 4,000 years to this day.

God used Commands to save the human race from extinction. Genesis 6:22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

There was a time that one woman saved nearly every Jew on earth, by giving a man who was over her a command. Esther 4:17 So Mordecai went his way, and did according to all that Esther had commanded him.

Commands are essential, for boundaries too exist within any body of believers. The problem is that commands are hard to give and to receive if they come with a cost to the flesh.

People in general love habits but not commands. We are born with habits, for even the baby cries for the breast. We form habits by what we allow and don’t allow within our lives and we live in a world that is habit orientated.

How can we know if the commands that we are given, are well with God?

To find the truth within such commands, we can test them.

The one test is time. Time will reveal all things in due season. Time is a powerful friend to the patient man.

A man may also test the spirits; 1 John 4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. …

Testing comes by prayer and prayer will divide the true from a lie as clouds dived the waters from the earth and heaven; prayer brings peace were there was war in the spirit and sometimes will bring war were there was peace in the flesh.

Men, let us never over look the power of our wife’s, they know things that we do not know and see things we do not see. Lend them an ear and you will find hidden treasure.

Many would think that the Bible would come first, when it comes to the truth. And it does in all the above things. If it doesn’t line up with the word, it isn’t the truth and beware lies tend to sound sweet and tend to use a few verses to make the Bible taste sweet.

There is place that does not bring comfort to the believer, no matter how one tries, comfort in the spirit cannot be found. At this time, be still and know God is God.

Don’t trust self-proclaimed prophets or any person who proclaims they have a gift from God. Your spirit will see these things, it needs no helps from men.

Spiritual “Red flags” (as my wife calls them) tend to pop-up when we tread in waters that should not be tread upon.

The truth tends to separate people. Yet in the long run it will make a three stranded cord out of people.

Truth, convicts the spirit and the flesh. It will bring change to one or the other, by hardening one or the other. That is, truth will make a man deaf or it will give him the gift of hearing from heaven.

The greatest way to establish the truth is; Matthew 5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

Let the flesh even be overcome by the spirit, to speak yes is yes and no is no. 2 Corinthians 1:17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?

I leave you with this, there are two types of men. Those that make excuses for sin and those that fight sin unto death. Depart from those who are filled with excuses, before you learn their ways of lying.

For the bitter truth is this; We live in a day that the church is filled with excuses for the greatest of sin’s. Because men will not establish the truth to the point that they will suffer ridicule for telling the truth.

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MORAL PURITY A PERSONAL CHOICE

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We Know What Moral Purity is.

Moral Purity; Personal Purity

Moral purity, begins at the earliest of ages and this is why God gives us many commands on the raising of children. When a baby cries in the arms of her mother, she is crying for the most simplest of things. Perhaps a hug, the breast or just a little tickle time.

Babies are one of the greatest examples of moral purity.

For one of the greatest examples of moral purity is; innocence. The innocent mind of a child, young person or adult is a wonderful thing in the sight of God.

Purity can be found in the simple minds of children and those little minds have simple morals. They speak the truth, and when a lie comes from their hearts, their eyes dot about.

Yet they grow into what they are taught, and quickly drink what they are offered by what influences them the most.

What influences children the most; people, places, and things.

The morals of a youth are quickly formed, and the youth who has parents that plant and water their children with good morals, well see the increase of God in their lives. 1 Corinthians 3:7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

Moral Purity; Influence Is Of Great Importance When Personal Morals Are Formed

A youth let loss, will soon find all his happiness comes from this world. From sports, money, video games and things that we shall not write about. His heart will overflow as it is aimed like an arrow at the things of this world.

His choices in life will be made without prayer.

Purity is far from the wanderer, and if parents want their children to be pure, they need to keep them near those things that are pure. Too many times, will people share, “Our children are witnessing for Christ, to the world. (Public School, ungodly events, peers at social events and many other social events) It must be asked, “Who is witnessing to who!)

It’s not education that will be so essential to the child in the years to come but the educating of the heart, mind and soul and what way it should go. For it has never been asked at the bar of God, “How well were you educated?”

Remember moral problems don’t come into someones life because they know academics well. They come into too many people’s lives because they have been trained to do that which is immoral by those who are masters of immorality.

Are all teachers immoral, Haters of God? “No! Yet the system they work for is a system that hates the ways of God. I have said they hate God and His ways, and they have proven it ten-thousands times by what they do.

Moral Purity; From Impure to pure

If over the years one has become impure with the thoughts and ways of the world, there is a simple answer to such a dilemma. Make the flesh suffer.

prayer will wring the sin out of a man’s flesh.

No man will become the friend of Christ, if his flesh does not suffer. And one of the greatest problems in this age is the lack of suffering for Christ.

Yes one will suffer in the flesh or spirit, and is it not better to suffer for the things of God? 1 Peter 3:17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.

Therefore I share with you suffer for doing that which is right in the eyes of God. Be filled with the strength of God and do not do those evil things that bring no glory to God, the body of Christ or to the inner-man.

We do not suffer as the world does, for it tosses and turns upon the answers given to it by those who are skillful in wickedness. Selling them everything under the moon and giving them a shadow to grasp at.

For we have Christ and have been given everything, For we have Moses, the prophets, Christ and even the mind of Christ has been given to us. So that we may be able to do and be as Christ.

Yet we suffer, the world scorns, mocks and rails against us in all our ways. From our inner beauty of Christ-likeness to our outer garments of Godliness. The world thinks of us as the laughing-stock of it.

Yet we do away with the things and customs of this world as our love grows for the world to come. For we are brides of Christ and should not the bride of Christ act like and look like a soul who is waiting for their loved one’s return?

Our moral compass should always be pointed towards the east. Performing that which is right, doing that which is well and being a witness against this world’s profane living.

Moral purity is a choice and will come through prayer, just as living impure is a choice and comes through the world. And both have consequences.

Take off that which is evil and put on that which is righteous. Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts therefore.

Now I will share with you the physical things to do. Stay away from people, places and things that are ungodly.

The greatest influence over us outside of our homes, is people. And it is of vital importance to stay clear of immoral people, if you want to become a moral person. 2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

Be not fooled, there are two types of people in the church today; those that make excuses for their sin filled lives and those that fight sin to overcome it as if their lives were in the hands of God.

By association many men reveal what bring them happiness. Just as a hot soda will become cold if submerged in ice-cold water. So a mans heart will be shaped to his own choices. And a man’s friends are a reflection of who he is. For as water shows a man his own face, so are friends of a man, a mirror of his soul.

It is easy to see a Godly man, when it comes to his friends. He crosses the borders of the flesh. His group of friends are not stacked on one side or the other side of the financial ladder, they are not stacked on one side or the other when it comes to church position, and they have this is common; they are not competitive.

To put it another way; one of the great goals of every man should be this; to be content. And a man of moral purity, will be content.

Places have great influence over people. People worship when they inter into places. The local Sports stadium, movie theater or local place of entertainment. These places are filled with idols and with worshipers of idols.

Yesterdays Roman Coliseum is today football field. Were gladiators pour the blood of men and spectators “loss their head’s, in hideous fits within themselves when their team losses or wins.”

Yesterdays theater is no different from today’s theater. Yes, people go to those places to be filled with everything by clouds that carry no rain. Or the people are carried away so far from a sound mind that they are taken to a dark place within their own hearts by the acts of those who do things that are beyond any reasoning and this is why so many men are without reasoning in this age.

They are youths in the bodies of men.

When will evil quite ruling the light within and turning it into darkness. I tell you that you must resist evil; James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

You cannot go to the places that the heathen frequent daily and be trans-formed into the image of Christ. Can a man carry his cross and live for the flesh? Can a man love Christ and live for the world?

It’s spiritual physics; Heathen’s don’t associate with holy men or women. So it must be asked, “Why do those who say they are Christ’s associate with heathen’s?”

Our own Father in Heaven tells to not gather with those that are not of a like mind.  Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Now there is a place for evangelism, but that place is not in a den of thieves. Jesus did eat with sinners but he did not sin with them. And it can be said today, when those who proclaim Christ as Savior. Associate with the heathen, they compromise their place with Christ, to try to win over other’s to Christ. In a watered down way.

*As A.W Tozer said, “If Christianity was poison, it is so watered down, it wouldn’t kill a man and if it was medicine, it wouldn’t heal a man.”

When you choose to live a sanctified life for Christ, don’t worry. The heathens will know; who you are, what you stand for and what you stand against.

Yet over the years, you will have an impact on your home, work place and sphere of influence. Yes, more than you will ever know. By being pure in an impure world. You will witness with Christ, not for Christ.

In other word’s you won’t be busy for Christ, you will be busy with Christ.

Things are the strings within a mans heart. And what things he loves will rule him. Things are habits and people do good things or evil things.

Holy morals are done by people who have put away evil things in their lives. That is they never allowed them in or they overcame them by the power of God.

If you desire to have morals that are holy, you must do holy things. And to do holy things takes only one thing; suffering.

For any man can sacrifice and not suffer but no man can be obedient and not suffer. 1 Samuel 15:1 Samuel also said unto Saul, The Lord sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LordThus saith the Lord of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt. Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

One of the greatest sufferings a man will do for God is to quit doing things he used to do and think.

Putting away the things that used to rule a man will establish Christ as ruler in his life.

Just as we are a new creature in Christ, we do not put on the old garments of yesterday. For our minds are that of Christ and our members do not do that which is evil, for we choose out of love to mortify that which is evil within us. Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

As a father commands his child, so this I tell you to do out of love; Be holy, sanctify yourselves from the ways of this world and be filled with love from above.

Choose this day, who you will serve, God or the god’s of this world. 1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

I end with this, everyone worships, some the people of this world, some the places of this world, some the things of this world and some the God who created this world. Amen

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BITTER TRUTH SWEET LIE

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Bitter Is The Truth That Samuel Shares With Eli

Bitter; Bitter is Sweet and Sweet is Bitter

Part 1 of truth

Every man knows the taste of bitterness. Yet in the spiritual realm there is another bitterness. A bitterness that cannot be denied, by the heart or the soul.

I must write this note; I write this post in love, for love does not lie nor led men to sin. Love leads men to love more and who loved more than Christ? For its cruel hatred to teach a man that he may live in sin and I will not hate in such a fashion. He who teaches you the ways, excuses or lifestyles of living a life of sin hates you. He who teaches you to not sin loves you. James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

Men know their ways in the sight of God, for they turn the truth into a lie, they speak with sweet words but do bitter deeds and their souls are as clouds without rain, their minds as mirages in a desert and their hearts as hopeless. Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

The average church goer has been taught so many lies, that he no longer reaches for the words of the righteous man. This has led our whole society to seek the painless way out of all things, spiritually, physically and mentally.

Due to lying, the majority of people believe that we live in an age of personal freedom, yet our spiritual condition is as bound up as Lazarus was.

For men drink from the cup of the sweet lie. And suffer the consequences of living a bitter life filled with sin. Yet worse they live in sin and say we are forgiven to sin without lifting a finger towards heaven. Jeremiah 7:10 And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?

The bitter truth has been quietly put upon the shelf and at this time, there seems to be no man who that is willing to spike the punch with truth. And it wouldn’t take much light in the punch bowl to show how dark it is.

I speak of the truth, not a few truths that are well-known through time that grab men’s Spiritual egos and wallets. I speak of leaders that would stand against this world at the cost of not using the ability of compromising within their hearts, such as; Tozer, Bonhoeffer, Jafferies, Rice, Elliot, J.R. Miller, J.C Ryle, Spurgeon, and many others.

Could you imagine asking, the apostle Paul if it would be well if two Sodomites were to be joined together? Just the same, would you ask him if it would be well if a man could lust all the day long and not even seek to overcome his ways of sin, to inherit the Kingdom of Heaven?

Where is the man who will stand against the sweet lies that this world tells? I speak of the man who believes in what he is saying to the point that he will die for it. 1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

For if a man speaks among those he is comfortable with about the lies of this world, he is as clouds without rain. He produces nothing but confirms that his life is as he says.

To often the leaders, men and youths speak of great things they want to do. But when Goliath comes with the sweet lie, they cower and are his servants all their days. 1 Samuel 17:9 If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.

Bitter; To Make The Truth The Truth

We live in an age that has tried to alleviate every sort pain known to man, Through vain words that strengthen the flesh. Because of this, the seeds of truth are given to the crows eat. Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

The hearts of men in to many cases have no strength and the minds of men have become numb to the truth of God. For compromise comes easy to the unsure man.

It is the truth; that men are taught all the day long, to eat at the table of sin and feast upon the world as kings. For a man will teach that men can’t help lusting after the flesh. Yet he will not teach that a man cannot help drinking, drugging or being a fornicator. Because he has not and is not willing to face the truth.

Why do men drink the sweet water of this world, even when it makes their bellies sour? Revelation 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

Here are a few truths, A statement of faith will not save a man if he lives by it. Now it may make him a better man, an honest man and a good leader in the community but it won’t save him from Hell. This is a truth, a simple truth.

Another truth is, that a man who loves this world, cannot love God. 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

No man can know the exact condition of another’s heart, but when I know that a fellow can sit down and watch the television for hours on end, talk to the fellows at work about everything but Christ and be involved in this world from sports to pleasures, I worry over the condition of his soul.

Many a man may shout “Legalistic” from his roof top.

Yet the truth is; what is a man made of, who preaches Christ from his lips and lives to fill his belly?

Yet the truth of the matter is, the world produces things of the world and God produces the things of the world to come; Romans 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

This is how we know that a man loves the world more than God: He will make excuses for his ways in this world, to his friends and all others. Yet he will never pray to God to change his ways that he may be pleasing to God.

I share with you a bitter truth; if a man loves the world, that is if he spends great amounts of time with the world he should examine his soul and see who is sitting in the throne of his heart and what idols are in his soul.

For time is a great scale to measure love upon. And what we spend our time doing are the weights put upon that scale.

This is another truth; if a man loves his sinful life style or the sinful lifestyle’s of others more than righteousness, he has sided with evil. For if a man is out of control in a sin within his soul, he has not given that place in his soul over to the control of Christ. He is without repentance or filled with pride.

Yes, many men will side with evil and say they are for God. For does not the man who sides with lusting, coveting, sodomites, lying or any sinful lifestyle say with the other side of his mouth, “We are covered by grace.”

The bitter truth of the matter is; sin is sin, and a non-repetitive life-style of sin will send a man to hell. For any man who continues in a life-style of sin does so willingly out of choice, Therefore there is no sacrifice of sins made for him. Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

Even the birds and beast know when to flee from death, for the birds flee when winter approaches and the beast flee when the eyes of the hunter are near.

Bitter Truth; How The Sweet Lie Became The Truth

The lie became the truth, through false love, a promise of peace to the flesh and the mixing of the minds of men with the tongues of snakes. Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

For no man would have said seventy years ago, “You can covet your neighbor’s wife all your life, and still go to heaven by the grace of Christ.”

Yet today a man can say, “I covet many woman every day and by the grace of Christ I will go to heaven.” He will say it, teach it and live by it. I have heard it, seen it and seen men live by it.

Yet that lie, which tasted sweet to my heart made my soul sick. Revelation 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

Yet worse because of the sweet lie, a man’s conscience is no longer pricked by sin, to the point he will refute that he is in sin and it is his fault, For shame has been replaced by a false security of knowledge, of God’s word without prayer. And he is filled with pride to the point that humility cannot be found in him.

how does this come about, he leans upon his creed, statement of faith, sin or doctrine more than on Christ. Yes, more than Christ, so much more that he will use the word of God to defend his sins.

For have you not heard, “The flesh is weak?” I do not speak of these things to abase, I bring them to the light of Christ to shame men towards repentance. For if a man will use the Holy words of God to continue to sin, he will never repent of that sin. And the bitter truth is; that a man who will not repent has three problems; a stiff neck, a lack of communion with God and God’s final judgment upon his soul.

God forbid! has it come to the point that one could argue that a non-repentant man can go to heaven!

I will say this about the flesh being weak; That when a man has to do those things that are of the spirit. The flesh is weak, for it is a hard thing at first to overcome the flesh when doing things of the spirit. For Christ himself tells us the flesh is weak; Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Yet this I know and every man who covets women knows. Weakness cannot be found with the flesh of a man, when his flesh burns for a woman.

It is said, “Men can’t help lusting.” and it is said among men and taught to Christian women, that men are just built that way. Now can you see were the leaders of the church, and men in general have taken the minds of the sheep.

Yes non-repentance is taught and it is now extensively accepted as one of the leading doctrines of our time. If you don’t believe me, go to your pastor or one of your leaders and ask him if he lusts. If he answers yes, tell him he needs to repent of his sins, believe in Christ and be freed from being hell bound.

True repentance brings a turning away from that sin.

Be ready for the barrage of answers you get from him. Again just simply ask him to repent of his lusting ways. Even if you lust you may ask him this, but share with him that both of you need to repent and begin to have faith through works that you both can overcome lusting.

He will throw everything he can at you and then avoid you as if you were a leaper. I know this personally.

Has it come to the point that we believe that men who do not repent are heaven bound? Then let us meet in the house of God, talk politics, sports, speak about what is going on around the world, and then go out to eat a good lunch and call it a day with God.

Bitter; To Establish Truth

There is one ingredient missing in today’s church, that gives truth its foundation. And that ingredient is command.

An army without command is as a man without a head. Every great army has always been known by its great commanders. And Christianity has had its great commanders.

These men gave great orders to others and expected them to be followed. For did not Christ our commander, give us orders? And are not the epistles orders from the Lord?

In some of the greatest verses in the Bible we see commands that bring shame, “He who has no sin, let him cast the first stone.” Some that bring a bitter taste to the mouth; James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. And some that bring great reward; Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Could you imagine the impact that one church could make on a whole community through leadership, prayer and love for their fellow brothers and sisters. If they would just turn to God by being commanded by the Spirit and then commanding their own lives unto godliness.

For the glory cloud is over a man or a man is far from the glory cloud.

Believe me, the world would take notice if we as an army were commanded by righteous leaders. For the light that would be cast from the body of believers would penetrate this dark age as the that light came from heaven when Christ was baptized.

Their have been few times to live for Christ as their are now. And the truth is willing to be victorious but the lie is weak. Yes the lie is weak and stands upon a thousand lies. It bends as a reed in the wind and has no root in the truth.

My dear brother, take command through Christ of your own body, call out to God to thoroughly thresh your heart upon his floor. Psalm 26:2 Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

Be not weak and live to the pleasures of the flesh, but be of good courage and live in the will of God.

for the truth is that through Christ, one can command his own body, house and his sphere of influence.

For God gives us a new heart; Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

We are made into a new creature; 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Yet all these things you know, then why is the life-style of sexual sins  have more than a billion men in bondage?

They have never, commanded their own bodies through Christ, they have not even began to fight. Not one arrow of prayers have begun an assault against the flesh, not one measure of faith has been poured out upon the alter of God in belief that the sinful ways of a man can be put away and not one once of endurance can be found within the soul.

Yet no man is with excuse! For did I not come to Christ. Did I not fight, and then all not lost through death, then all gained through life? For those things that were of lusting are dead, but those things that are of purity are alive.

If you command your body through Christ, then you can truly challenge men through the spirit. I don’t care what their position is, or your’s was you can and will challenge them and this is why; When you are a perfect (mature man in Christ.) you will see impurity from a mile away and it will anger your spirit. You will not correct to bring pride, glory, self-satisfaction or hatred to anyone.

You will do it out of love for God. As Christ did when he took a whip through the temple.

You home will have peace that surpasses understanding and your wife will be to you as you could have never though of.

For this is the truth; You have seen lies, know that leaders lust after this world, you know that your church is lewd and right now worry about some of the things that your own children are learning at the local church.

Though this is a sorrowful thing, you know you sin and still have a desire to put a stop to it. bitter, bitter, bitter is the truth.

Drink from the cup of truth, and know that it is God’s plan that you be truthful, loving and filled with peace. Amen.

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GENTLENESS WITHIN THE HOME

gentleness

Gentleness, God’s gift for mans mind.

Gentleness; God’s gift to men. So that men may stay calm in the storms of life.

If you find a man who is gentle, you will find a man who walks close to God. And how does a man keep far from sin? He does so, because his mind is at ease through practicing the ways of God.

Let us examine the life of a man who possesses gentleness. first, he must have the following fruits of the spirit. Love, joy, peace and long-suffering.

I have written it before and will do so again, the fruits of the spirit are given by God in the order that they are in his word. Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Simply said, “No man can have joy in Christ without first having his love. Neither can a man have faith without having belief. Now a man may have a small measure of faith and have little belief, and that faith will never deliver him through a stronghold. Neither will it let him put his foot upon the throat of his sins that they may be mortified by his spirit.

Gentleness; To Be Transformed One Step Closer To Christ-likeness

To become gentle, is to become that much closer to the ultimate goal of being mature (perfect in Christ.) Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

The gentleness of the fruit of the spirit, is not what many would think it is.

Being spiritually gentle, is not the same as being physically gentle. The gift of being spiritually gentle, allows one’s soul to stay calm in situations, that long ago the flesh would have lost its way. Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Show me the soul that can hate a spiritually gentle person, and I will show you a soul that is full of hatred and its roots lead to hell. Yet show me a soul, that can stay calm in the heated battles of the day and I will show you a soul that has been taught, practiced and walked in the ways of Christ for some time.

The greatest way to learn to be gentle is in the beginning of life, the child that is reared up in the quite home, will most likely be of a better disposition and be able to sort problems out with a clear heart, sound mind and stable soul.

The child that is reared around other quiet children, will most likely be able to stay on course through out their lives.

The noise of this world, has no business in the hearts of children, if their parents desire them to be slow to speak, quick to pray and willing to learn the ways of God.

The young man who stays close to God, will learn the fruit of God, and gentleness will blossom through out his life.

Remember this, the gentle man; usually marries a virtuous woman.

Gentleness Within The Home; To Be Gentle

To be gentle within the home, comes natural to those who were raised in the ways of gentleness. Yet what about those who were not?

It can not be said enough, if you want to be a gentle man within the walls of your home, you must keep a great distance between your heart and the hearts of angry men. Proverbs 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Associate with those who are kind but firm.

For the gift of gentleness from God is kindness, yet it is of great strength.

How To Establish Gentleness Within The Home; Lilies and Iron

If a man sets his desires upon something long enough, he will find his desires apprehending his whole being.

Yes, if a man wants gentleness within the doors of his home, he may find that he has a long walk in front of him with Christ and those within his home. And this is the reason; Christ and those that are within the walls of his home, know him better than anyone else.

The greatest way to become gentle is to control ones heart with their mind. And this is the mind I speak of. 1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

Yet the heart is not changed as quick as vapor appears nor is the whole mind of man turned over to Christ as quick as the disappearing of vapor.

Though we practice using the mind that Christ, we do away with the ways of the flesh for our love of Christ. For the flesh of a man at its best place can settle matters, quiet disputes and smooth things out. Though usually at the cost of compromise and pay-off’s.

For how many men have paid-off those in their homes with gifts when they have been wrong or let a lie stand instead of standing against it, so that peace would stay in the home, for a short season?

Trying to relieve tension within a home with gifts is not gentleness, that’s call negotiation. And it is a terrible remedy at best. Giving short-term peace and forming a bad habit and a false sense of security with all who live within the home.

No my brother in Christ, the above is not gentleness. Gentleness within the home is soft as lilies and strong as iron.

Yes, as soft as lilies. It is filled with love, joy, peace and long-suffering. Gentleness will feed the hungry, help the poor and show kindness to a mans bitterest enemy.

Yet there is another side to gentleness. It is strong as iron, it is unmovable in its quite still place. 1 Kings 19:12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

This same voice can be heard in the New Testament. For when Jesus said, “Follow Me.” He said it in a gentle voice but with iron conviction. That one statement has changed thousands of lives to the point of death and millions of lives to the point of dying to self.

Again, when we think upon another verse; Matthew 5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

We draw a picture of our heavenly father, giving us gentle instruction, yet firm direction.

And until a man can direct his home with a gentle voice and firm conviction, he will over all compromise.

A man must put to practice, his belief in Christ. So that his words and actions are done in Christ. He must believe by faith and works that no matter how bent his word has become within his home, that Christ can straighten it. Isaiah 40:4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

Conviction will turn a man from sin. Gentleness will graft a wife into a man’s heart, in how Christ sees her. It will show the man her needs, desires and weaknesses. And when gentleness is put forth kindly yet as iron, she will desire her husband all the more, if she desires a man of blamelessness.

As a man, if you show your wife gentleness with iron conviction she will love you as you could never know. Because a gentle man with iron conviction is a beautiful thing in the sight of God, a godly wife and children.

When giving instruction within the walls of a home, the gentle mans words will be followed in most cases and when not, he gives a gentle warning with words of iron.

When his words are as iron, he will sharpen everyone within his home. Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Yes, being gentle will only make others within your home gentle. And the more gentleness within a home the more of the fruit of the spirit.

Gentleness; To Be As Iron

I will only write on the iron side of gentleness, because I believe that it needs much attention.

To be gentle as iron, is a must in a world that is as firm as a reed in the wind.

The first thing that it takes to be gentle and as iron, is faith. You must believe through Christ that you can.

The next is conviction, without conviction your yes will never stay yes and your no will never stay no. The lack of conviction is the start of more sin within ones heart than the desire for that sin a many cases. For the man who has steadfast conviction, does not think outside his convictions.

If their there is no conviction when gentleness is used by a man or woman in the home, the children will know it and the response to this too often is the beginning of the loss of control of the children.

Therefore be loving, be firm and let your trumpet give a clear sound. A wife and children want to know were things stand and when they find them to stand in Christ, they will love you all the more. Amen

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GRACE GOD’S GIFT

Grace Gods gift

Grace is bestowed upon man

Grace; Grace A Gift From God.

I owe this whole post to *Dietrich Bonhoeffer. A  man who knows more about the grace of God by living one day in a Nazi prison (He spent years in different Nazi prisons.)  than I do in all my twenty years of knowing Christ.

One of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s quotes on costly Grace. * “Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, Jesus Christ. It is costly because it cost a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man his only true life.”

Why should grace be so valued? Because it is a gift from God and the value we place upon the things that come from God, shows us how much we as a people, church and society are devoted to God.

No matter what a mans speaks, it is what he spends his time with, that shows what he is devoted to. The tongue is as a scale in the heart of a man, but the balances are moved by the mans works and faith. in the flesh or spirit.

What does grace mean in Hebrew;Short Definition:  http://biblehub.com/hebrew/2580.htm  chen: favor, grace Original Word: חֵן

When grace came upon men before the flood, those men had found favor with God by their devotion to God. Grace to these men came at great cost.

To some came loneliness; Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

Noah is one of the first men to stand alone in the Bible by doing what every Christian is called to do. Noah embraced  the ways of God and forsook the ways of world, and for good reason; the rest of the world had turned to evil. And Noah, stood upon the course set by God.

How did Noah find favor with God? He did not participate with those that were of the world and by doing so he did the works of God by faith. That doesn’t mean he became a hermit, on the contrary, he practiced the ways of God. 2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

Take note; Noah found favor in the sight of God by doing works of righteousness through faith. Noah, believed in God so he had faith in God. In turn he won favor with God.

Noah had found the pearl of great price and sold everything he owned and bought it. To Noah being in favor with God, cost him everything. And the first thing it cost him was to fall out of favor with the general public.

Noah, knew his place with God. Simply put Noah knew that he could walk with God because he had already walked with God by doing works and doing them in faith. Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

Works, faith and grace cannot be separated. For God called Abraham and Abraham found favor with God by not counting his body dead, but believing that he would be a father to many nations and that Sarah’s womb was not dead either.

Yet Abraham performed so that Sarah could be with child.

Also we must consider Job, A man who did not curse God. This man found favor with God by his devotion to God. Job loved God, no matter the condition of his own life. Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lordhath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

If such words could come from our own hearts.

It cannot be argued, that the grace of God is achieved by works through faith after salvation. For to find favor with God, one must do the work of God through faith.

Grace; Grace In The New Testament

Grace, is the wonderful gift from God that transforms a man the second it embraces the mans spirit. And the first sign that the grace of God has touched a man is that he becomes obedient to the ways of Christ by following him. The second sign is that he falls out of love with himself and the world. 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

As Dietrich Bonhoeffer shared with me in his Book “THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP” the gift of God’s grace is that it is obtained because Christ makes it obtainable. Yet once obtained it commands through love to follows he who gave it.

Christ asked, Peter to leave his nets, Levi to leave his table and all others to this day to leave their old lives and be grafted into the living branch.

Some will leave all and some will leave much but when following Christ. All will suffer for the sake of Christ. Planting the ways of Christ upon this world through their own witness and then witnessing to others. Matthew 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Different ages, times or regulations don’t change the fact that if it is from God, it is costly.

Grace; Without faith

Men like, John R. Rice, A.W Tozer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and other righteous men  sounded the trumpet of warning. When they saw that the pillars of the church were being eroded from the top down.

Yet men took no heed to this warning over all. And by doing so the church and all that it stood for, began to fall and has never stopped falling to this day.

The grace of this age has stopped more men from fighting sin than one-hundred legions of demons could do with Lucifer leading them. This is a quote from, Dietrich Bonhoeffer; “This cheap grace has been no less disastrous to our own spiritual lives. Instead of opening up the way to Christ it has closed it.  instead of calling us to follow Christ, it has hardened us in our disobedience, Perhaps we had once heard the gracious call to follow him., and had at this command even taken the first few steps along the path of discipleship in the discipline of obedience, only to find ourselves confronted by the word of cheap grace. Was that not merciless and hard? The only effect that a word could have on us was to bar our way to progress, and seduce us to the mediocre level of the world. quenching the joy of discipleship by telling us that we were following a way of our own choosing, that we were spending our strength and disciplining ourselves in vain-all of which was not merely useless, but extremely dangerous. After all, we were told, our salvation had already been accomplished by the grace of God.

Yes, grace is without faith to this point, that if a man speaks of following Christ with cost to the body, he is no longer accepted within the walls of many churches. And if accepted, he will be put up with but never listened to.

If you don’t believe me, ask yourself, “Why is there so much sin within the church?”

We have entered the age of lawlessness within the walls of the church and everyone knows it. If one soul should mention purity from within the cup or that the outside of the cup should be cleaned, with other souls of the church. What sort of ear are they meet with? And is the congregation putting their hands together in prayer or holding stones in them?

Grace without faith will cause this to happen; men will begin to use grace as an excuse tool to led a sinful life. Take for instance, if you asked a man to quite lusting. He would answer back, “We all have our sins.”

That man is under the idea that he is saved by grace. He could not be more right but wrong. He is saved by grace but he is not kept by grace. He is kept by mercy and loving kindness.

Jesus finds favor towards us and leans towards us, that we should be saved. But God’s favor will not stay upon the man who is a rebel.

charis: grace, kindness Original Word: χάρις, ιτος, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: charis
Phonetic Spelling: (khar’-ece)
Short Definition: grace, favor, kindness
Definition: (a) grace, as a gift or blessing brought to man by Jesus Christ, (b) favor, (c) gratitude, thanks, (d) a favor, kindness.

As you can see in the above definition of the word grace, there is great love towards man by the extended hand of God, through his Son Jesus Christ.

Yet if a man has no faith in Christ he will not be obedient to Christ. It can not be said, “There is a disobedient Christian, full of faith.” Nor can it be said, “There is a man who has no faith but has great belief.”

Yet today men say, “I am saved by grace, and I am not under the law.” This is only said by the disobedient and lost. For no man who is saved by grace is under the law, yet the man who has been saved by grace by the King of the universe, knows well that he is still within the law.

Therefore he toils to work out his salvation in fear and trembling. Philippians 2:12  Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

The faith of this age is missing one thing; God’s grace and the grace of this age is missing one thing; faith.

Grace; Grace Turned To Lasciviousness And Its Effects

Men could have turned about from, grace without faith. To the faith once delivered to the saints, yet they did not. And because they did not, men came into the church with the ways of the world and turned grace into lasciviousness. Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Grace has been transformed over the years in the church from; a gift from God, grace without faith and now to lasciviousness.

This is the difference, between the three types of Grace. The grace of God saves men while they are yet sinners. Grace without faith lets men stay sinners and grace turned into lasciviousness, allows men to stand up for sin in the name of God.

For is it not said in the church today, “We all sin.” When asked why men lust. Do not men even give scriptures from the very word of God to defend their lusting ways?

Yes this is the truth and all men know it.

Grace turned into lasciviousness is easy to spot. It allows a man to stay in his sin and it will not shame the worst of sinners, only give them conformation that they may live a lifestyle of sin and still receive heaven as their reward. After all, are not men saved by grace.

The effects that have taken place over the last seventy-five years in the church cannot be measured with any ruler. Yet one word covers what has taken place in the above time line. The church as a whole has been transformed from the image of God to the image of Sodom.

Lawlessness rules the souls of men, because it is allowed to by men. If asked, “To quit coveting their neighbor’s wife.” These lawless men will answer many times over. “We are saved by grace.”

That answer is grace is without, discipleship.

What is discipleship? 2. A follower; an adherent to the doctrines of another. Hence the constant attendants of Christ were called his disciples; and hence all Christians are called his disciples, as they profess to learn and receive his doctrines and precepts.

DISCIPLE, v.t.
1. To teach; to train, or bring up.
2. To make disciples of; to convert to doctrines or principles.

This has led to the grievous of things taking place within the church. For can not two sodomites be joined together and many say it is well.

All this has come about by many things taking place. And one of them that must be considered is this; Without grace being in its rightful place, all things after the grace of God are out-of-place.

The church does not need a new direction, it needs to pass through the fire of God. As the Lord calls it, “A purging” http://sorabji.com/1828/words/c/cleanse.html CLEANSE, v.t.

1. To purify; to make clean; to remove filth, or foul matter of any kind, or by any process whatever, as by washing, rubbing, scouring, scraping, purging, ventilation, etc.; as, to cleanse the hands or face to cleanse a garment; to cleanse the bowels; to cleanse a ship; to cleanse an infected house.
2. To free from a foul or infectious disease; to heal. Lev 14:4, 8; Mark 1:42.
3. To free from ceremonial pollution, and consecrate to a holy use. Num 8:15; Exek. 43:20.
4. To purify from guilt. 1 John 1:7.

We are in a predicament and men have put us in it. If the church continues to go on the road that it is on, the truth of Christ will become an outright lie as the church tells it. If the church in turns admits to needing to be purified, it will then have admitted to this; that it has on purpose lied to the people or that it has been as the blind following the blind.

As a result the hearts of the conservative church will become as concrete and the hearts of the liberal church will become as jello. Neither will be holy.

I highly recommend reading THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP By Dietrich Bonhoeffer, he will share with many of you, why you are in sorrow with the way the church is run.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer- A martyr for Christ given execution papers, in Germany by the order of Himmler personally in 1945. Two days before the camp was liberated by U.S forces.

  • pg 43 in the book THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP
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CONTRITE HEART

contrite heart

It is the contrite heart that God hears.

The Contrite heart; To Cry Out To God.

 

I write this post for the man who is at a loss, as to why God is far from him or why he is far from God.

A Contrite Heart; In A World Made Of Dust

The church in most instances has bought the ways of the world lock, stock and barrel. And this alone has cost the souls of men to meander through a spiritual mirage. Grasping for spiritual answers by a physical means.

The contrite hearts of men are the direct result of the sins of men against God. Though this is just the beginning of the problem. We know that their exist a gap between men and God due to sin. We see this in the Bible in many cases but one case shows us this gap well.

When we look at the rich ruler and Lazarus we always take notice of the gulf that separates them when in the next life. Yet we must also look at the gulf that separated them in the life before the judgment.

The rich man would have never invited Lazarus for dinner nor washed his feet. Yet Lazarus would have eaten with the rich ruler, if invited. And he would have told of his love of the rich ruler to all he ran into.

It is the same with the contrite heart, I believe that many men don’t know what they do against God when they sin, therefore they do not know what God does to them for that sin. These men have been sold the idea of living like hell and being able to rest in heaven when in the second life.

The ancients knew this all to well, it is a good thing to not be cut off from the All Mighty. Today for the most part men believe that God will not cut them off. Yet the Bible tells us contrary to that. Romans 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

Again men believe they can live in sin and live in heaven when their time comes. They have bought this idea from those in the church who wouldn’t hurt a fly but would send a soul to hell.

For with all the power that is within such men, they cannot lift up a pound of purity.

A man may prosper, he may be a pastor, board member or a successful man in the eye’s of men. But when it comes to God he is without life. That is God no longer walks upon the mans heart.

It must be asked, “How can a man be so involved with sin as a life-style and suppose that he is saved by the grace of God.” This is done, by teaching, teaching and teaching.

*As Dietrich Bonhoeffer has said, “We gave away the word and sacraments wholesale, we baptized, confirmed and absolved a whole nation unasked and without condition. Our humanitarian sentiment made us give that which was holy to the scornful and unbelieving. We poured forth unending streams of grace. But the call to follow Jesus in the narrow way was hardly ever heard.”

I would say this to such a man, “Grace without obedience, turns Christ into an idol.” That is a man will bow the knee to Christ, read about Christ and attend the functions of Christ but he will not obey Christ by suffering the flesh. John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall beloved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

This I personally know that a man with a contrite heart will do one of two things; cry out to God or live a life unwilling to die to the ways of God, therefore he cannot live for Christ.

For the hand of God has turned some people’s hearts into dust. A contrite heart is a heart that has been crushed or turned to powder; Greek definition; From daka’; crushed (literally powder, or figuratively, contrite) — contrite, destruction.

This is how God turns a heart into dust, he withdraws himself from the man. That is his anointing is no longer on the man. An excellent example of this is how King Saul, in his sin was judged by God.

The man may make himself worse off by excepting his condition; the man may run to men who live a life of sin and those men will give him the “Talk.” Even worse they will give him excuses to live in sin. Such as; the flesh is weak, were not perfect, we all have our sins and a thousand others.

The problem with all these remedies, is that they are concoctions mixed together by men who live in sin to cover living in sin.

Therefore the man who has a contrite heart, thinks he is well with Christ but his conscience cannot find rest. He is lost (without the spirit of God.) 1 Samuel 16:14 [ David in Saul’s Service ] Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him.

God forbid, if the man continues on this trek, he will sink lower and lower or believe that all is well.

Contrite Heart; God can do as He desires.

God created the heart, therefore he can harden the heart, turn it from stone to fleshly or from any form to dust.

Why would God make a heart contrite? So that it can be made anew and God can receive all the glory.

Some come to Christ with a contrite heart. And it would be well for some in Christendom to lean their hearts towards God as the woman caught in adultery did. John 8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, John 8:4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

We have here a simple fact, a woman is caught in the very act of adultery. Her sin has brought her face to face with Christ.

The law orders that she should be stoned to death and it appears that those who brought her to Christ intend to do this (They have stones in their hands.)

This woman is brought to Christ to die a cruel death and Christ gives his judgment on the matter. We shall never know what happened at that moment, but this I believe; the woman who stood before Christ was ashamed of her act of sin, to the point that she spoke not a word until asked a question. And at the same time her accusers found their tongues stuck to the roofs of their mouths and their hands so weak, they were unable to hold a couple of pounds of stones in them.

There she stood before the judge of this world and she knew it, for she called him Lord. He pardoned her, yet He commanded her. John 8:11  She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

She walked away from her judge a shamed woman, but the judges shame brought mercy and that mercy brought repentance.

A Contrite Heart; Why Are The Hearts Of Christians No Longer Contrite In Times Of Sorrow.

This does not mean that there is no sorrow in this world of ours, or that believers are not sorrowful within their hearts. A heart filled with sorrow and a contrite heart are two different things.

A contrite heart is a heart that has been crushed or turned to powder; Greek definition; From daka’; crushed (literally powder, or figuratively, contrite) — contrite, destruction.

A sorrowful heart is: Word Origin
from lupé
Definition
to distress, to grieve
NASB Translation
cause…sorrow (1), caused…sorrow (2), caused sorrow (2), distressed (1), grieve (3), grieved (7), grieving (2), hurt (1), made sorrowful (5), sorrow (1), sorrowful (1).

To measure the difference between these two hearts is simple. The owner of one is filled with tears and has ashes upon his head and sack cloth for clothing and the owner of the contrite heart is crushed by his own doing.

So the question is why are the hearts of Christians made contrite by God and those men don’t cry out? I believe that there are many reasons for this and we shall look at a few through what God and man has shown us over the ages.

In the age we live in there are three main reasons that people no longer go to God about the condition of their hearts face to face with God.

Contrite Heart; Lack Of Fear

The first reason is that men don’t fear the consequences of sin or a sinful lifestyle. It is just a true statement; men no longer have fear of sin. And if a man does not have fear of sin, it’s because he has no fear of the judge of sin.

Conditioned by his love for this world and its ways, have done this. That he cannot even correct someone to not swear in his presence, turn his head while a harlot walks by or to stand against this world in any form that brings suffering.

The second reason is that men believe that they don’t have to strive for Christ-likeness. It is said many times, to be Christ-like, but that statement carries with it the power of a paper dragon.

Men believe in grace, mercy and loving-kindness but when it comes to suffering for the smallest of things they are quick to turn their heads away.

Third; the way men think. The man who says, “Were not perfect.” Will most likely never feel the hand of God upon his heart. The man who says “We are covered by grace will most likely never know the power of God from within.” For that man shall never press in when God is pressing on his heart. For that man believes that he can sin because of grace. The man who speaks the words. “We all have our sins.” In all probability will never know how close God can be to him.

With a contrite heart a man will never come close to God, so close he can feel the very presence of the Holy One. God is a jealous God and has His ways of bringing men to their knees and their hearts to “dust.”

Contrite Heart; For The Spirit

As we have seen the contrite heart and the sorrowful heart are not same. And this is the difference. The sorrowful heart comes from things done to it from people, places and things that are under the sun. Sins against God, will bring a contrite heart to a man’s whole being.

The contrite heart has brought one of the greatest psalms to our ears. And one of the simplest verses; Psalm 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Contrite Heart; Men Seek The Ways of Men

Proverbs 28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

As men who practice righteousness love the light, so men who practice evil love the darkness. To the point that a man who does not cry out to God to heal his heart, will be filled with the pride. In other words that man will find, a doctrine, church, men and even the worldly to make him right in his own mind.

This is where the flesh of men, destroy the ways of God. Matthew 23:24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

No man can create a new heart within a man and too many men try to do so. My beloved brother, your heart has been turned to dust and only God can breathe life back into it.

And until he does, you will be carried about by the winds of every cure known to man. From the cauldrons of physiology with their mixtures of this medicine and that fell good talk to the bottomless pit of excuses.

Your heart will be dust without God. And we all know that nothing grows in dust, that the dew and rains of heaven have been withheld by the hand of God.

Your sorrow has been turned into blackness and your heart is dry. God is absent, how long will your lips not cry out to God? How long?

A Contrite Heart; God Hears Those With A Contrite Heart

God uses many ways to get our attention. Sometimes with that quite voice and occasionally by turning our hearts into dust.

Is your heart dust, then pray for spiritual rain. He may be silent for a time. You may go through a drought, but the clouds will come. 1 Kings 18:44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down that the rain stop thee not.

It is said that sin separates us from God.

it is said that the contrite heart is a condition that is brought upon a man by his own sin.

Therefore if a man maintains his heart in the condition of staying contrite. Through doctrines, thought, excuses or any other means. He will soon come to the conclusion that the sinner no longer needs to be separated from sin. Yet worse that sin separates him from God.

Contrite Heart; Seek God And Not Men

If you don’t believe me, think upon this; I have asked many men to consider their lusting ways and not one of them has done so. From pastors to pew-sitters they have all had a good excuse within their own hearts when it comes to lusting.

It is a sorrowful thing when a man will not for his own life try to be more Christ-like. It is worst though, when a man comes to complacency within his heart. When in reality there is nothing or very little within it. And what little there is, is being eroded away by the day by pride or stupidity.

Nothing will bring a man to the point of a contrite heart quicker than sin. Nothing will keep a contrite heart in a man more than continuing in sin. And nothing will keep a contrite heart in a man more than not examining his sin between himself and God.

Contrite Heart; God Hears The Tears Of Man

God will not only hear the man who has a contrite heart. He will heal that heart through his son Jesus Christ. Oh that heart of dust, that desert without an oasis. Oh what it will become when in the hands of a merciful God.

Once again a man and his God will talk in the shade of the trees within his heart. For in a day God created all things that lived upon the ground. And in a moment God will hold a man under his wings who cries out to God.

Oh what sin is worth more than being embraced by the spirit of God. Oh what thing could a man covet that is worth a place at the table of God?

Throw your heart open to God, and let him gather the dust and use your tears of repentance to make beauty out of dust. For if he could raise children to worship him from dust, he will give the dust of your heart the breath of life and once again you will walk with him. Amen

*From the book THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP pg.54

Those with a contrite heart regret (Judas) their sins or will turn to God and soon be crucified to their sins (Peter).

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I KNOW

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I Know

I Know; In Despair

Too often we find ourselves in despair, when the storm comes ashore in our lives.

I will write this word of encouragement for some and to others it may help them be an encouragement to those who are in despair. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Your accusers have come, you are guilty in the eyes of all and none show you pity. Psalm 25:19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

My cry is; why am I not heard and why are my enemies victorious over me. They speak lies from the rising of the sun to the setting of the moon. And when they are done with me the Cruel One of this world forms a battering ram out of a thousand nightmares and destroys the gate of my tabernacle.

My friends are gone, my family cannot be found and my house is divided. Nothing stands in my soul and my feet are feeble. My steps are weak and I fall without thought.

Where are you my God, Where are You.

Yet in my despair I will praise your name.

I Know; Where Is God?

The world is cruel and the lovers of this world are brutal. Yet God is not moved by them.

Where is God when his children seek him? And where are the promises of God?

We need to look no further than the throne of Heaven. Acts 7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, Acts 7:56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

Let us be filled with joy, for Christ stands for those who are accused falsely, who are killed and mocked by this world. Oh this cruel world has its day but that is day is not at the bar of God.

Christ stands for us when we are alone. Therefore we are loved beyond this world. We are loved by he who is above all things. The world can forge no thing to destroy the love of Christ within us. Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

When we see by faith the love of Christ, and cry does no one believe me! We will hear by faith, the “I AM” say I know.

My faithful brother, Christ knows the torment of men. Matthew 26:47 And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.

Christ knows betrayal; Matthew 26:15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.

I Know; The Ways Of God

When we know that Christ loves us and that he knows all, we begin to understand the ways of God a little. God will reveal to us that he is not only aware of the situation but that those who anger him by their ungodly ways, are in his hands. Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

My beloved brother or sister in our Lord Jesus Christ, do we rejoice at the destruction of our enemies? No!

When we think upon the idea of anyone in the hands of God’s judgement we should shiver for their souls and pray all the more. Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Know this, if hatred divides the body of Christ and even men from men, brother from brother sister from sister and all living beings from one another. Love bonds all things together in the name of Christ.

This we know, That the heart who hates cannot love, the soul that hates is filled with hatred overflowing and the mind that hates is at enmity with God. Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Yet he is greater that overcomes hatred through Christ Jesus by the power of God. For by peace much is lost. Yet the greater prize is won. For what is it to win all the world and loss your soul or to have your enemies rule over you when they don’t even care for you?

When we understand that God knows all, we understand that God judges all. Therefore we open the clenched fist and raise our feeble hands and let Christ bring peace to all that is within us.

For Jesus is our witness and God is our Judge

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THE HEART IS AS A GARDEN

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sowing seed into the heart

The Heart; The Four Types Of Hearts Within Man.

The heart of man can be described as simple as the parable that Christ gave to us. Matthew 13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

The Heart Is As A Garden; The Four Types Of Heart’s

Before we speak of the four types of hearts, we will see that they all have somethings in common. For one they all have the word of God shared with them.

Let us think upon this, not only does man have the word of God shared with him. The Word is also written upon his heart. Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

And the Word is within the conscience. Romans 2:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another.

The Heart Is As A Garden; The First Heart

Matthew 13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 

The first heart that Christ talks about is the heart that is so wayward that it is deaf to the words of life. And allows a bird to take life from it. Beware, Satan is silent as a snake and has the apatite of a raven.

Let us all beware; Christ gives Satan his due place when it comes to stealing the words of life from a soul. Yes, our Father warns us first of Satan and then of this world.

For this heart lives the life of the broad road. So broad that the seed of life cannot even put its roots into the soil. For there is no were to be found upon the vast field of this heart were the word’s of life can live.

How is the word of life so quickly stolen? What is not loved is lost to the fowls of the air.

Yes, the words of hope cannot come into the soul, the words of life cannot breath into the heart and the words of grace cannot penetrate the conscience. Therefore this seed is eaten by the raven. Just as the flesh of men is eaten by the fowls of the air, so the seed of life is taken before it can be planted, watered, nurtured or God can ever give the increase to it. 1 Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

The Heart Is As A Garden; The Evil Heart Is Wicked Throughout.

The heart that has no life is as a leach and being so, it’s only satisfied by taking life from others. Regardless of wealth, profession or lack of, it matters not. We are speaking of the heart. This is what I say, It is absent of God or the laws of God.

This heart sees good only as benefiting its self and right by its own laws.

This heart is crafty and skilled in worldly wisdom, its tongue is forked, its mind is set on gain and its soul has crowned its own heart king.

Their is only one cure for this heart; death.

The Heart Is As A Garden; The Second Heart

Matthew 13:5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 

let us take note; the devil steals life from us, yet the second warning from Christ is the condition of our own hearts. So little do our hearts have any resemblance to him who created them, we need to be warned of the condition and the consequences because of that condition.

The seed is planted, it springs forth root for a season and that is where the root grows no more. The tree may grow, the man or woman may look as a giant in the eyes of men. Yet the tree is as fir-tree. Massive in size, yet its root system is shallow. The great winds of tribulation come and it falls with a loud noise.

This heart may stand in the eye’s of men but its spirit has fallen and the world begins to eat away at it. The spiritual worms of this world waste no time eating. Isaiah 14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.

Slowly or quickly he withers away to nothing. One day he received the word of life and his heart was filled with joy. Though one day his love for things will steal his joy, to the point he will reject the word of life, for his own life in one manner or another.

The second heart never became singular in Christ. Hosea 10:1 Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images. 2. Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.

Because the heart never was in Christ fully, there was never a foundation to build upon. Oh there was much built but it was all on sand.

The only cure for this heart is to be resurrected in Christ, that is to be saved. Not to act saved. This heart will only fall towards sin over and over until the grave swallows it, if nothing changes.

Note this heart has hope, the leaves withered, yet the roots may still live for a short time.

The Heart Is A Garden; The Third Heart

 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: 

A short description with a grave warning. For this is the double minded man, unstable in all his ways, until he affixes himself to the ways of the world.

Let us take note, Satan is to be feared greatly and our own lack of yearning for more of Christ should make our souls shutter. Yet here we are simply told, when we do not leave the people, things and customs of this world they will swallow us.

Yes, the weeds of the world do many things; they block out sunlight that comes from above, grow their roots quickly robbing us of the words of life and if one lives through this he will be a pathetic plant at best. Just trying to survive off the scrapes of what the weeds allow them to have. This plant will never produce a yield for others. It will sprout and die never knowing what it means to be under God and in Christ.

Its great judgment from its own heart is a life of mediocrity.

The only cure for this heart is a transplant. That is a transformation, everything has to change within this heart, from the inside to the outside.

The Heart Is Like A Garden; The Fourth Heart

But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Here we have the heart that Christ intended for all to have. This heart has died to its self. For this heart fell into the ground. And we know that for a seed to give an abundance of seed it first must die. John 12:23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

This heart has been made anew by the power of God, It no longer lives for its self but for its creator.

Let us look within such a beautiful heart. Fields stretch beyond the realms of this world, all is green and the leaves of the trees do not wilt, no matter the season. Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

The fourth heart is as he who created it. As the Garden of Eden was, so is the man who lives as he was created to live; at liberty with Christ through obedience to God.

His life is alive by that which comes from above and he is moved little by what takes place here below. His roots are as a pillar Revelation 3:12 The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.

His soil is filled with life and the canker worm can find no place within him. He delights at the light of life and does not find fear in the end of life. He knows his root will bear much fruit, and that fruit will again bear much.

The sun, rain and soil is good but it is God that has given him the increase and this all came from a single seed. Amen

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A NEW SIGHT

I have a new site about how the garden and man are inter woven. Also the site is about gardening, bees, chickens and other things. That I have learned about over the years.

You may look at it on the following address; https://inthemidstofhisgarden.wordpress.com

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BEYOND TEMPTATION

Beyond Temptation; The Two Tables That Are Set Before Man.

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Heavens bread, Jesus Christ

Beyond Temptation; The Invisible Table Within Man.

To be beyond temptation is as normal a spiritual behavior as, it is to be a man snared in sin. One man has just decided to eat from the tree of life and the other from the tree of disobedience.

We need to look no further than the pattern that Christ set for us, to be free from the ways of this world.

Beyond Temptation; Satan Test Christ In The Desert

Matthew 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

It is well said, when Satan is called the tempter. For a good definition of temptation is “Test.” http://sorabji.com/1828/words/t/temptation.html  TEMPTA’TION, n. The act of tempting; enticement to evil by arguments, by flattery, or by the offer of some real or apparent good.

Christ supremacy was tested and was found without blemish.

To get off track for a second, I want to make this statement as clear as “Rain water.” When I say, “Beyond temptation.” I am saying living in liberty with Christ, not in a sinless state that one should never sin again. That is, one will sin but one has no excuse to live in  a sinful lifestyle. Lusting, adultery, fornication, sodomy, drunkenness, drug use and many others.

Satan tested Christ first with food, Why food? This is simple enough, Christ was hungry.

Beyond Temptation; Beware What The Heart, Mind and Soul Hunger For.

Christ being a pattern for us, did not satisfy the flesh at the moment the flesh could be satisfied. Therefore we should never satisfy the flesh the moment it requires to be so, and this takes practice.

Why must the flesh be put away? There are many answers to the last question but through the years, I believe that I have found a good answer.

We must put the flesh away, so that we may desire God to be the one and only God in our hearts. With out God being the one and only God, all else is vanity.

Millions of men fulfill the flesh daily and we see the consequences of the flesh manifesting over the spirit in every arena of our society.

Yet, Christ passed the test with Satan. He set many things in motion when he defeated Satan. First he established that he didn’t need Satan’s advice on what to do. Unlike the first Adam, Christ said, “No to Satan.”

When Satan took Christ to the pinnacle. Take note Christ allowed Satan to take him to such a place, yet he still ruled over Satan. Matthew 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Their were men before us and will be men after us who will be lead to strange lands, ungodly customs, and superstitions. Yet they prevailed in the past and will prevail in Christ and we should too.

Such men as Daniel, Samuel and Issac are excellent examples of men who walked in the ways of God. These men had one thing in common, They were blameless in the sight of God and men.

Jesus was offered all the kingdoms of the world, yet we must look at this offer as Christ did. Isaiah 66:1 Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

Yes my beloved brothers, Satan was trying to tempt Christ with a footstool when he owned the throne and footstool.

We are tempted by this world and for what? That we should trade the crown of life for a corruptible crown. 

Let us learn from Adam and Eve, For did they not win the whole world, yet forfeit their place with God? Yet we have Christ and should we forsake Christ for the world? Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Beyond Temptation; Association Not Participation

Christ set a pattern for us in all ways to live a life of purity.

As the spring rains fall and reveal a multitude of colors, so does the Holy Spirit fall upon men. Then as a “Glory Cloud” it moves men across this desert called planet earth. Stopping here and going there. And as men are guided by the spirit of God, They become more Christ like.

For even Christ walked upon the dirt that he created, he talked to all and associated with the “Law breakers” of the day. Yet how did he not sin?

He was in God and God was in Him 100%.

We know that God cannot sin, yet Christ showed us a beautiful way to live. So that we would not die but live forever in his glory.

Christ painted a beautiful picture when he ate with Matthew the tax collector, and Zacchaeus. Luke 19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.

Yet Christ sinned not and we to can enter into this world and sin not.

Christ would associate with anyone who wanted his company out of desire to know God. Yes my beloved friend, Christ associated with sinners but he never participated with them.

To associate with another human for the glory of God, is a good thing indeed. Yet to participate with the world in the customs of the world is sin.

Christ never participated with people who desired sin more than repentance. It mattered not if they were of the synagogue or the populace. For Jerusalem was filled with the customs of Rome in Christ time. The theater, Colosseum, hippodrome and other Roman ways existed though out the land. Yet it is not written that Christ ever stepped foot in any of them.

To participate with sinners is to commit sin or at minimum to put ones soul in a place of compromise. Proverbs 6:28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?

If you ever want to be above reproach, do not gather with mockers of God. Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Beyond Temptation; A loss of interest of this world’s customs

When a man or woman becomes Christ like, the first evidence will be that their soul, will have no interest in the ways of this world.

It is this simple, ones soul can not be tempted to sin by what it does not desire. For as sure as the sun comes up, I see evil in this world but I do not look. For I have no desire to look upon such things.

I hear evil in this world and I turn my ears another way.

We should all do these things out of love for our Lord, our beloved wives and children.

For our Lord so that we don’t turn grace into lasciviousness. Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

For our wives, so that they are assured that we are true to our word to them as protectors of the faith, family and community.

For our children so that our sons know how to walk in this world, upright and our daughters know the ways of a pure man. (so that we have hope they should marry a pure man.) Amen

The next post will be How to be free from the world. (Christ liberty)

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BE NOT FEARFUL

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Men are fearful at the hand of God

Be Not Fearful: The Lord Does Not Bring Fear To The Obedient.

I write this post to comfort the believers, Be not fearful, nor filled with things of this world but put your thoughts on the things that come from above. Be filled with that which is of God and think upon the things of peace. For those things come from the father of peace. Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Be not fearful, for does the spirit of God bring fear to the soul of the obedient? Was not Christ raised from the dead? Should that alone take us through all things?

Yet what brings fear to the flesh; terrorist, the end times, killings, and all those things that are seen by men.

Yet these things hold us to the earth. Yes they keep us earth-bound, yet we should be as the founding fathers were. For did not Rome bring more fear upon the church than is brought upon it today?

Let us be thinking upon the things of heaven, the things that bring peace to the heart. For did not our brother Paul sing in prison? Therefore let us sing praises in our prison that is this earth for the short time we are here.

Yes rejoice while the world is in turmoil sing, while the world is intoxicating its self with the things of the world rejoice, when the world is trembling, be still that the world may know God. Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Yes let us be caught up in the things of the spirit. While the whole world is spinning out of control, we as Christians can stand still and know God is God.

What a witness to the maniacs of this age, those who run around as a rooster with their heads cut off. Seeking peace and finding fear from the caves upon this earth to the moon that turns red.

Do not be heavy laden, let not your heart be worried and do not let your eyes and ears guild you in all things.

For prayer will bring peace and the words of this world will bring war to the soul.

For Christ had sorrow in the garden and pain on the cross. Yet he sits in heaven.

We should have sorrow but sorrow is not fear, For sorrow brings the saved soul in due season to his creator and fear replaces his creator with those things that are going on around him.

Yes fear keeps men earth-bound, be free in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Be Not Fearful: Do Not Fear Him, Who Can Kill The Flesh.

Do not be fearful of him who can kill the flesh but him who can destroy the flesh and the soul. Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

God gives life, fear takes one from the giver of life and puts things in the minds of men that should never be there.

 

Let not men tell you that fear is around every corner, using the Bible to fill you with things that they do not know. For where is the man who knows when Christ will return?

Let us serve Christ, more than worry about this age. Let us love Christ more than be filled with anxiety about what the times are telling us.

God forbid if it can be said about a man, that he thinks upon fear in any form than on Christ on the cross. Amen.

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Upside down people

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Upside Down people Part; III of Upside Down World

Upside Down People; Why Do Men Do Evil ?

Now nearly every man would answer the above question easily. Yet the river runs deeper than the stream.

I did not ask why men sin, I asked why do men do evil?

Men do evil for a variety of reasons but one of the leading reasons is; men will do what ever they can get away with, without paying a great price to themselves and believing they will never pay a great price in this life or the next, during the moment they are doing evil.

Simply put, the gates of heaven are wide and the eye of the needle of hell is narrow.

There are a few reasons that men can get away with doing evil to the point that they will become an upside down people.

One of the reasons is that the laws of the land will be changed to suit those that do evil.

Let us take the act of sodomy. Not to long ago, sodomy was thought of as it should have been, an evil act done by upside down people.

To reason with the idea of how two sodomites can be together. Then it is not called evil. Should not even be considered by those of God. For such thoughts should not enter the minds of pure men and women. Ephesians 5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

When asked about the marriage rights of gays, it is well to reply, “I don’t believe that two sodomites should be joined in holy matrimony.”

Some would say, “Should we not be loving to the sinner”

I would reply, “Yes.”

Then add, the truth is love and loving someone is telling them the truth. When shame is applied to the soul of a man. The result is repentance. Then may the sodomite be well on his way towards truth.

Yet some would say, “We need to reach the sinner.”

And I would reply, “Not at the cost of moving the pillars of the first century church into hell.” For when the church appears to look like the world, it is not the world that has moved its morals. It’s the church that has forsaken the ways of Christ’s love.

It’s notions like the above that have helped turn us into an upside down people.

Another way of how evil can be done is by the acceptance of evil. In the age that we live in, evil is accepted as normal. This is the way of thinking when it comes to upside down people.

Yes, evil is accepted as normal, to the point that it is pretty hard to be categorized as evil. Lets face it, a person, city or nation has to do something pretty evil to even be considered evil.

When hospitals in England can burn dead fetuses to warm them, when prisoners in China can be done away with for their body parts and Americans can allow planned parent hood to kill unborn babies, sell their parts for blood money and our leaders stand up for such things we are an upside down people.

Take note, even those who consider themselves conservative find it hard to speak the word evil. Even at the cost of lying. For we all know that it is said that there is a medication for every problem. Yet we know that it is not so.

Yes an eye brow may be lifted but in the long haul, it is just another day.

When will we have enough of godlessness. When will we say, “What has swallowed the soul of Gods people. For where are the people of God.

Are wallets are fat, our stomachs are full and our hearts are filled. We lie to ourselves. We are in dept to our noses, our stomachs are sour and our hearts are a desert compared to our forefathers of 150 years ago.

Yes those who were poor, yet rich, those who plowed the ground and worked all the day long, those whose toil was a burden.

How wise they were, working six days and giving their burdens to Christ on the seventh.

Upside Down People; The Way They Think

The problem with upside down people is that they think.

Thinking comes natural to man, so powerful is thinking that it can take a man all the way to hell. For a vapor of time he may be as a king within his own mind, yet soon enough he will find himself at the bar of God.

Thinking about things too much will in too many cases take a being too far within themselves. And in that dungeon nothing can be found except self. And this is a great deception that men find to easily.

Yes, to easily. for light is darkness within a man. Matthew 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Oh yes upside down people, do dig deep within their minds and turn up the darkest of idea’s and call them enlightened.

For is it enlightenment that a woman should give up her greatest position for the scrapes that the world can give. This is what I say, ” A woman is taught, go to college, get a good career and join the chase for your reward in the world.”

Am I saying a woman should stay home, “Yes.”

Yet she will put the world in charge of her children, let the world raise them and she will never know the beauty of the home. And her husband will call it good.

A woman will never drop off her children at day care the first day and call it good within her soul, even the heathen woman will not.

You see we are an upside down people. Women are no longer mothers, their homes do not have the smell of dinner in them, their children come home to an empty home and their hearts are filled by the gadgets of this world.

There are many things that have influenced the lack of love within the walls of a home. Yet this I know, the home without a full-time mother is a home that will never reach its full potential. When it comes to love.

Upside down people are so intelligent, but were is their wisdom. They can do calculus but can’t figure out two plus two.

 What Is The Cure For Our People, Churches and Nation To Quite Being In An Upside Down State?

Another Ronald Reagan, perhaps more churches or more functions to get people to church?

No, there are only two things that need to take place, to put us right side up. 1. That men quite acting like youths and 2. Men should tell the truth in all things.

For the world is shamed by righteousness. Either the world will try to kill righteousness or they will at minimum hide their upside down ways in darkness.

This world would be a better off place with more truth. For love without truth is cruel hatred.

The conclusion of this whole matter is this. The writing is on the wall, nearly everyone has just turned their heads the other way. I for one would rather live for Christ at the expense of dying to this world. Amen

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OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD

Overcome Evil With Good; A Spiritual Work

To overcome evil with good is the mark of the spirit of Christ within a man. There are many ways to overcome evil with good, but there is only one reason to do so…

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Jesus And The Apostles

And that reason is that one’s soul does not become evil.

Overcome Evil With Good; To Overcome Evil, One Must Know What Good And Evil Is According To God.

Man’s opinion on what sin is over the ages is about as stable as the seas. James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

So what is evil and what is good. From Gods view, evil is sin in any form. From mans view good is a blurred perception of everything under the sun mixed into a giant cauldron of feel good. And then stirred with the spoon of compromise. With a little pinch of emotionalism, a dash of don’t hurt anyone’s feelings and a spoon of don’t judge anyone.

And believe me the potion mentioned above is being served at nearly every church around the world now.

When the U.S.S.R ruled all of Russia with an iron fist, Russia forged some of the strongest Christians to walk in modern history. These brothers and sisters in Christ, are one of the greatest examples in resent history of overcoming evil with good.

I was witness to a church from the Ukraine that came to our church, in the early 1990’s. Their people looked different, their pastor was different and their radiance was real. (they were not loud; in voice, dress or any manner. They were strong in their quietness.)

They fought evil with good, and their testimonies backed up the way they loved one another through Christ.

I believe they loved one another in such a deep way because they had such hardships in their lives; prison, hatred by family, friends, jobs were scarce and evangelism was a threat to ones life.

The cross of Christ killed twice in many cases, once when saved and once when found out by the government.

These people didn’t fret over the small things like money, cars, houses and food. This is just my thoughts, I wasn’t there. Yet I did hear how they lived and knew they had been sold out to Christ and Christ alone.

They fought evil with good and they won. After 30 plus million people were killed for coming against communism in any form.

Overcome Evil With Good; By Holiness

Holiness is the greatest way to overcome evil with good. This is shown to us by the acts of Jesus Christ, From the rebuking of the father of this world to taking the sting out of death. 1 Corinthians 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

It is a sad thing but holiness is not brought up too often any longer. And the act of being Christ-like to its greatest extent is holiness. For the attribute of holiness is the greatest attribute of God, for holiness is the font of all of God’s attributes.

If you want to overcome evil with good, be holy. http://sorabji.com/1828/words/h/holy.html  HO’LY, a.
1. Properly, whole, entire or perfect, in a moral sense. Hence, pure in heart, temper or dispositions; free from sin and sinful affections. Applied to the Supreme Being, holy signifies perfectly pure, immaculate and complete in moral character; and man is more or less holy, as his heart is more or less sanctified, or purified from evil dispositions. We call a man holy,when his heart is conformed in some degree to the image of God, and his life is regulated by the divine precepts. Hence, holy is used as nearly synonymous with good, pious, godly.
Be ye holy; for I am holy. 1 Pet 1.

Holiness is like a worm becoming a butterfly. It starts from the inside and ends changing everything from inside to outside.

Overcome Evil With Good; From Heaven

There are two ways of looking at things, from earth to heaven and from heaven to earth. Christ always looked at things from heaven to earth. Why did he do this? two reasons 1. He was from heaven and 2. To glorify who was in heaven.

When a man or woman sees things through the lens of heaven they will see in a different light. Their lives will be slowly transformed into an image of Christ likeness. This transformation will not be emotional. It will be spiritual and then change their emotions.

When evil comes and it will, good will overcome evil.

Enemies of the cross are some of the most hurting angry people, yet we pray for them, that they may know the power of God, thus glorifying God.

Our enemies who love sodomy and proclaim that this is the love of Christ between two men are wrong. Yet many times we are quick to point out the truths of the Bible and this is well, yet how often do we pray, God forgive us.

For we gather in groups that agree with us and shake our heads in agreement, but our mouths do not move in our closets. When it comes to overcoming evil with good. If we prayed as often as we speak idle words among other men about the evils of this world, what a change there would be.

In the homes of too many Christians, where tempers are high and love is not found. How much time is spent praying for one another, how often are the stories of the Bible told and how often are the hymns of our Lord heard within the walls of those homes?

Yet does God hear the prayers of the saints for others? “Yes.”

Yet from those same homes, when they come to the house of God They proclaim that they can overcome evil with good, when evil rules in their homes.

Let us remove the violence from our own hearts, homes and churches. For violence comes in many colors and pride is its friend. Then we maybe able to overcome evil with good.

Overcome Evil With Good; A Tender Heart Is Stronger Than Ten Men

My father had a saying, “One woman is stronger than ten men.” He told me this because he saw a lot of men fighting for their lives on a stretcher. It would take many men to hold down a man who was wounded. Yet it would only take one woman. (My father served in the Korean War.)

I remember a woman named Sandy Blankenship, and she was full of the power of God. She could silence the most vilest of men with love. How could she do this? She prayed and prayed for those men.

She taught me how to pray hatred for a man right out of my soul. To this day I still use that simple answer, to the worse of things. Pray.

As my wife has shared with me, “You can’t hate who you pray for.”

To overcome evil with good is simple, yet it is hard. A person must die to the evil that is within their own hearts. For the heart that is plowed little by Christ is cultivated little by the Holy Spirit and yields little for the Kingdom of Heaven.

*As one great man said, “Christianity that cost little is worth little.”

To overcome evil with good, by prayer seems simple, but the first place those prayers must start from, is within the souls of men and women.

For can a man remove a mote from the eye of the world, when he has a beam in his own eye? Matthew 7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

Yet if a man does not have a mote in his own eye, then can he not clearly see, to remove the beam from his brother’s eye? Matthew 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

When a mans eye is pure he sees pure, therefore he hears pure and does things in a pious way.

I will give you an example, if a man says a woman looks beautiful and she is dressed in the ways of this world. He sees things in the ways of this world. Yet if a man sees a woman who looks holy and sees her as beautiful, he sees with a single eye. Luke 11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

Overcoming Evil With Good; By Truth, Faith and Works

Good will never overcome evil within the soul of a man, a church or nation if the truth is not applied first.

And what is truth? John 18:37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

The truth is established on every word that proceeds out of the word of God. The truth will set a man free with Christ but it may put him at odds with men.

Yet truth will overcome evil with good; For when we are stiffed necked, if we look at the stiffness of our necks. We should find that it comes from our own hearts and not from above. For we see things the way men see them. Yet if we are full of the Holy Spirit, we will see things the way God sees them.

For instance, if we look at why sodomites are allowed to proclaim they are saved in their state. We know they are far from the truth and it will take great amounts of truth, faith and works to prevail over the evil they do.

Though a lusting man will never do any good to help the sodomite.

For can a lusting man say to the sodomite, “Quite your sexual practices and be as Christ?” I think not, yet with great faith and works. If a man overcomes his evil ways of lusting by applying the truth to his heart. Can he then share with the man who commits sodomy, to quite sinning? Yes, in deed he can. That is if he is pure in all his ways when it comes to sexual matters within his heart.

For the sodomite, the angry man, the drunkard and the man who lives in sin. Is their any hope for him. “Yes, yet only in Christ.” For Good is within the hands of all men. And many men want to do that which is good.

But evil prevails because truth is not applied.

When the sword of God is thrust through a mans chest, the first thing that happens is that he knows all his ways are wrong and all of Gods ways are right.

He may not know, what to do with his life, but he knows what not to do and the beginning of that walk is to be fully restored. Or at least it should be taught.

Overcoming Evil With Good; Don’t Intermingle Evil With Good.

All the great men of the Bible have this in common, they did not intermingle evil with good.

One of the greatest problems in Christianity today is that it intermingle evil with good to try to produce the image of God.

Yes, too often it is said among the leaders and other men with the walls of their hearts. If we lean towards the ways of the world a little more, we will attract more Christians.

What the result has been is this. That reverence for God has hit an all time low. And a love for evil has hit an all time high within the hearts of men.

After fifteen years of knowing that it was wrong for churches to use the world to attract people to Christ. I finally found my answer, from a man who knew a little about Christianity.

He said, “You can’t use the world’s ways to attract people to a religion that demands they die to the ways of the world.”

I will give you a few vile ways this is done; Super-Bowl Sunday, Teen’s Skate Board Night, Teen’s dance night, Young singles club, singles club, Sports day, Ladies Beauty pageant and many other worldly things, all in the name of Christ.

Let me finish with this, you leaders who allow such vile things, to come into a building that is supposed to represent heaven on earth more than anything else.

Overcoming Evil With Good; The Power Of God

Do you want to know, see and feel the power of God, then live like those who demonstrated the power of God.

Why was Charles Spurgeon, A.W Tozer, Whitfield, many of the puritans and the apostles full of God, because they lived like God.

That does not mean they were without sin, it means they lived a life that resembled Christ to its fullest.

To live to be like Christ, one must be full of love, mercy, loving kindness and the law.

To Overcome Evil With Good; Calling Evil, Evil

To overcome evil with good, first we must call evil, evil. With a pure intention of bringing good to our brothers and sisters or the heathen.

To often fingers are pointed and necks are stiffened to divide brothers and sisters. Even if sin persist between brother and brother, should we not cast the sin out-of-the-way? “Yes.” But for victory? No. For the victory that men seek is filled with we won or I straightened out that brother or I sure gave them a good sermon today and showed them. Yet many things are done for Christ, nothing is done with him.

Yet we should call evil, evil that evil is done away with. Yet that is just a mustard seed compared to this. We should call evil, evil so that good prevails. And not only good, but the good that comes from above. Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

For when we set our desire on the Kingdom, the will of the Kingdom is done. For what is the will of God? 1 Peter 2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

Let us all put this to the test; That we pray more and talk less. Amen.

*J.R Miller (I believe this is the man who said the quote)

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REBUKING IMMORALITY

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Calling sin, sin

Rebuking Immorality; Living Blameless In What Your Rebuking.

Before a man moves his tongue, he should examine his heart. For when a man rebukes immorality he sets many things in motion.

The first is the spiritual law of don’t do what you speak against. Romans 2:22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?

For if a man is found to be with the sin that he speaks against does not the whole world laugh at Christ? Romans 2:23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?

The second thing that a man sets in motion when he rebukes immorality is that he will be thoroughly examined by all those who commit immorality. This is why he must be a man of purity.

A man will be found out, if he is impure and rebukes immorality. In other words rebuking immorality is for the upright to do. It is a sorrowful thought but for the most part, immorality is growing leaps and bounds today, for only two reasons; The lack of shame and purity.

Rebuking Immorality; Why Should We Be Rebuking Immorality?

Why should we be rebuking immorality? Because as Christians, our walk should be our witness against a perverse world. Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Yes just our walk alone should be our first rebuke of this world. When the world walks in hatred we walk in love. When immorality in any form is in the world we put on the morals of God.

And when a Christian puts on the morals of God, He puts on the law of God. Not that the law is over him, nor does he fulfill the law, nor does he boast in the law. Yet nerveless he puts on the law of God from his most inward parts to his most outward expression.

Rebuking Immorality; The Law Of God, The Love Of Christ.

I will use a quote by A.W Tozer; Christianity has been so watered down, if it was poison it wouldn’t kill you. And if it was medicine it wouldn’t cure you.

If a man is set on rebuking immorality, he must hate sin because of his love for God. In others words, He doesn’t love people to Christ by letting them keep their sins.

After all he is a man of God, not a child of God.

This spiritual formula is sound and he knows from the Bible that it works. That rebuking immorality brings shame, and shame brings repentance and repentance brings a change in one’s life.

I will say this quickly, do we go about rebuking everything under the sun! No. For all spiritual work is done by the spirit. And God will let a pure man swing his sword when he needs to swing it.

Rebuking Immorality; Some Bible Examples

1 Corinthians 3  And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? …

1 Corinthians 11:17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not,that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.

James 3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

Matthew 16:3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to-day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

These are but a few verses from the Bible, we all know the condition of the church is filthy beyond explanation in a common tongue. And to a great extent that is due to the non-existence of the law of God.

Rebuking Immorality; be prepared

The greatest problem you will have in rebuking immorality is you. It is hard, oh it is simple to sit around with a bunch of people who agree with you about a certain sin and talk about it. It’s another story when the sin is accepted and you rebuke it. (As in rebuking lust.)

In other words; Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

If you are rebuking immorality and you don’t feel a little scared, you are doing it out of pride i.e… (Boy I really showed them.)

You will be scared and you will know the power of God when you are done.

I will say this again, you will do it out of love for God and out of personal hatred of sin.

Rebuking Immorality; Some Things That Need Rebuking

One of the worst sins today that, plagues the church is dress. The dress in the average church today is immoral, immodest and a sorrowful sight for the eyes of a pure man or woman.

I will say this; how do I know the above? I will address this sin with this answer. So as to leave no room for argument. Do most woman who attend church dress to be noticed or to be pleasing to God? You and I know the answer.

I will share this experience with you, one time a doctor came to make a house call at our home. She brought two people with her. I really didn’t notice them.

She came, knocked on the door and came in. She introduced herself and then proceeded to introduce her students. I shook the hand of the first one and then went to shake the hand of the second one. She had the apparel of a harlot. Her breasts were exposed beyond belief.

I pulled my hand back from her’s politely and proceeded to listen to the doctor.

My wife shared with me later, that she thought that the one girl was going to cry. I shared with her that I rebuked her with my heart and hand.

Understand, I shamed her. As her own father should have shamed her long ago. Possibly she will repent, possibly she will put some clothes on or possibly she will look at things a little different.

But this I do know; she will never forget that moment.

I did the same thing to a teller once, in a different way. She would never wait on me again. The bank manager even waited on me one time, she may have hated me, I don’t know. Yet this I know. She was moved by what I did. She to dressed like a harlot, while at the same time proclaiming she followed Christ.

If more men were pure, there would be more pure women.

Another sin to rebuke is profanity. If a man can’t rebuke a profane tongue he is usually with a profane tongue or a coward. For the pure can’t stand impurity.

Think about it, when men who serve Christ, can’t correct a man or woman who cusses. Christendom is doomed.

Pray and give thought, to how you can be a witness for Christ. He will give you plenty of opportunities.

Begin with cleaning your own house, I did. Then be loving, firm and in the hands of God but do not tolerate outright sin. Amen

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UPSIDE DOWN WORLD EDUCATION

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Upside Down World; Education

There are only about three great decisions that you will make for your children in their life times. And they will all happen early on.

The first one will be education. And this upside down world that we live in. Will tell you that you can’t get anywhere without an education.

I’m not saying everyone should be uneducated. What I am saying is that what does the Lord desire?

The greatest thing the Lord desires, is that salvation comes to the soul of all of his children. 1 Timothy 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Education; Were A Child Receives His Instruction, Is Were His Root’s Will Grow.

Believers in the Lord who home school their children are more likely to see their children remain in the Christian way all their days. http://www.christianhomeeducation.org/publicschools.html

Will your children believe in Jesus when they graduate from high school?

Home schooled: 94%
Public Schooled: 15%

94% of ‘ keep the faith and 93% continue to attend church after the high school years. But a shocking 75% to 85% of Christian children sent to public school drop out of church, and do not hold a Christian worldview after high school graduation.

I will say this as simple as I can, If you send your child to a place that teaches it everything under the sun that goes against God, you will get an end product that hates God and the people of God. And that is what you get from the standard public education system today.

It is a simple fact, a little Bible study, singing of the hymns and church on Sunday will not beat out; ten hours a day of teaching from the education system and the friends that your children will associate in that system.

Yet what does God tell us about raising up our children?

What does God say about education?

Homeschooling is can be a great Biblical form of education. If parents choose it to be so, yet even if parents just choose to keep their children home. They will save them from many ways that they don’t believe in.

God addresses parents as the educators of their own children:Deuteronomy 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

 

“All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.”
– Isaiah 54:13

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
– Proverbs 22:6

Jesus said: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.”
– Luke 6:39, 40

“Learn not the way of the heathen.”
– Jeremiah 10:2

“He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.”
– Proverbs 13:20

When it comes to education, there will be a decision made. And hopefully it will be made with diligent prayer.

For does not the system of this world now even say, “The next movement for equality will be for transvestite’s.”

Yes it’s time, for the sake of our love for our children’s innocent minds to keep them far from such perversion. And teach them at home what is good and evil. Amen

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UPSIDE DOWN WORLD RAISING CHILDREN.

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Making Of A Virtuous Women Within The Home

Raising Children has been done since Cain was born.

Their have been times when children were raised with good morals and times when children have been raised with evil morals.

When we think of the days before the flood, the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and within the city of Jerusalem it’s self. We can recall when evil was the rule of the day.

Yet there have always been times of light within those dark ages. And it had to do with the raising of children.

The raising of Children is the greatest task that will ever be put upon the souls of a married couple.

The Upside Down World’s Way To Raising Children

The world will always do this when it comes to raising children, They will tell you to let someone else do it.

From the earliest days of birth, to the later days of college the world has all the answers.

First I will share this with you. I am not an expert at raising children and there are better men than me that can instruct better than I can. Yet this experience I do have with my wife of ten years. We are raising 8 children between the ages of 2 months and nine years old and doing a fair job of it in other people’s opinions.

The first thing the world will tell you is that little Timmy has to go to day care, so you can go off to work. The world will tell you this for many reasons, but the greatest of reasons is so that you can buy more junk from the world and the world can teach your child more junk about the world.

They may not teach your child day one about the world but the bottom line is that when little Timmy is dropped off at day care, you are no longer in authority over him. The day care personal are. They tell him when to play, how to play, where to play, when to eat, sleep and when to get ready to go home.

Raising children, has been the world’s job for the last two generations. And they have done a pretty good job at transforming them to the ways of the world.

And now a child will always have two authority figures over him or her. One being the greater and the other the lesser. Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

I believe everyone should have authority figures over them from a young age. What I am writing about is that the home structure is no longer the main institution for teaching the child their morals. And this can be measured by how much time the child spends under who, the parents or the teachers.

Raising A Child; God’s Way

Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

A book could be written about the above verse.

A child should not leave his father and mother until he is married.

Yet worse a child should never be put in the arms of another person to be loved when they can’t even say, “Mommy.” A child doesn’t know the depths of love, but they do know that the people who spend mass amounts of time with them care about them.

If you find me a woman who drops off her baby at day care for the first time, I will find you a woman with tears running down her face. And an upside down world will tell that mother she is doing the right thing.

Do not let the world steal your children for a morsel of bread. Do not go to the grave without knowing how it was to have your children upon your breast. Do not die without training up your child in the Lord. Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Take note; if you don’t train up your child in the ways of the Lord, the world will train up that child in the ways of the world. After all we live in an upside down world.

Your complaint maybe, We can’t afford the pay cut. I tell you, you can’t afford the suffering that shall come from your hands.

Raising children will be done by somebody! And the bill of “Joy” or “Suffering” will be given to you. And you will reap the reward of both.

Keep your child home, little Timmy needs you more than he needs all the toys in the world. Yes, he needs a Daddy and Mommy. And he needs them at home. (I will share about Dad and Mom at home more a little later.)

I can share this with you, as one who experienced too many lost years to evil doing, for the lack of a loving Mother in the home.

Yet this I know in my soul, Suffer not your soul. Sisters in the Lord, For you did not pray about giving your child or children over to someone else. You just followed what the majority of people are doing without question. Stop, pray and think about what you are really doing to your children.

Take your children home and let them tug upon your skirt. Let it be laughter that sounds through your home, let it be the tears of little one’s that ring through your home and let it be your own hand that cares for them, brings them comfort and assures them they will be alright.

Raising children is what a great part of all of life is about.

Oh Mothers do not let the sun set upon your heart, without bringing your children home. Pray, pray and pray. God will make a way. Cry upon your husband’s breast and tell him, “I want my babies home were they belong.” Oh, I need my babies, What has happened to my heart that I can leave my children in the hands of another and no longer feel it. Who have I become and what have I done.

Oh Father’s, high priest, prophet and the responsible one to God. Stand up and be counted as a man of righteousness. Do the noble thing and please God your wife and your conscience. Raise your children.

Next post will be Upside Down World; Education

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UPSIDE DOWN WORLD

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The Wise Or The Beast Shall Rule Men

Upside down World Part 1

I will write upon the subject; upside down world as long as I feel the Lord is leading me to. For there are many reasons that we live in an upside down world.

Upside Down World; Good Is Evil And Evil Is Good

One of the reasons that we live in an upside down world is that good is evil and evil is good. Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

The first thing that takes place to make good evil and evil good is that Gods order is turned upside down. And this happens by men slowly giving away their capability to reason. For gain in the flesh and loss in the spirit.

Upside Down World; God’s Order

One of the first, things turned upside down in a society is the most powerful; the family unit.

When there was only one man and one women on this earth. Their was the beginning of one family. And from that one family came death and life. Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

And then life; Genesis 3:20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

It was a sad note upon all mankind when the first crack was put between man and woman. For before the fall man and woman were equal in all things. Yet, after the fall Adam knew Eve and begot a son.

Our savior said it best about life; John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

God’s plan ask’s us to die to our own desires when we become one in the flesh. For as the birds leave the nest, and return the following year to mate. So In short time does a child grow and become a man or woman after marriage. The woman after the man knows her and the man by keeping her until the proper time.*

For what greater thing can bind a man to a woman than love by suffering for a time in the flesh. For did not Christ show us his love by suffering for a time? 1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

We know by our own hearts, that if we as men have trespassed against any woman or wife that we broke the laws of God, and broke the heart of our loved one. Though I did kept my wife pure unto marriage, did I not break the law of God, for were my eyes upon a single heart? Nay! (lusting.)

Yet did not my house suffer, Yes. But God in his mercy made my house whole, what was broken is new, and what is pure is now natural to my spirit. And this has subdued my flesh. For where the law was weak, the spirit is strong giving strength and life. Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

Though this is taught, in an upside down world; that men can live and lust all the day long and be forgiven. We know it is not so, for there is nothing new under the sun. Mercy, grace and loving kindness are from the Father of lights. Yet they are bestowed upon those who cry out and fear the Father. Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

O’Man wake up from your slumber, can you be joined to a thousand woman and love your wife? You eat at your television, drink at your radio and set your table at work. Yet what do you eat, drink and set your table with?

This upside down world has made you blind, you spend more time with your television, radio and what you love than your beloved wife.

Upside Down World; God’s Way

A man should value no thing upon this earth more than his wife, (under God.)

What does a man do to show his wife that she alone is within his heart? He physically protects her, spends time with her, admires her qualities and loves her through her faults.

Therefore if a man’s house is not to look like an upside down world, those things mentioned above must be considered.

No body knows more than a man’s wife, if he is hers alone. Insecurity is a storm that never ends within a woman whose husband cannot keep his neck straight in an upside down world.

Yet God’s way, is for one man to be with one woman. If you have lost your virginity (read spiritual virginity post) If you have ruined your life with sexual sin, be persistent in prayer. God straightened my life out, He can straighten out anyone’s.

Protect your wife with purity and she will become the wife you could never imagine. She desires with all her heart to be loved, for she was created to be loved and love. Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

A woman, knows how much she is loved, by how much time her husband spends with her. Our society has been lied to for so long, that some believe that a man needs his own time and a woman needs her own time, it is not so.

God created man and woman to become one. Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

If you surrender, your time to your wife. She will notice it more than anything else. I did not say, “With your wife and television.” I wrote, “With your wife.”

Time is the most important thing a man has while upon this earth, and how he spends it will mold him, his house and future generations more than anything else.

The upside down world tells us to, wine and dine our wives.

God shares with us from His mind to keep our wives at home. Titus 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

The man who protects his wife, would never take her to a place that she would be looked upon with evil intentions. He would not let her ears hear the music played in such places and not put his own soul, in such a place that has woman serve him and his wife, who are dressed like harlots. I speak of the local restaurant.

For this is God’s plan; that a man keep his feet in his home, his wife cooks him and their children a good meal and then the children have a little Bible time and a couple of hymns.

Then on occasions he is with his wife, in their own place. Their quite place are one. Joined with one another, needing no thing of the world to bring them closer. For God has brought them together. For the distance cannot be measured between the two, when their spirits are one.

This upside down world is trying to sell you a lie, That being intimate needs a lot of extras; flowers, the restaurant, a little of this or that and it’s all a lie. For some will even take a trip or get re-married to try to put the fire in their marriage.

The distance can’t be measured in this marriage either and only the spirit of God through prayer can bring it closer again.

Yet being intimate with your wife, only takes two people and a deep place within the two that becomes one when they join. To the point that the husband will even pray and thank God for his wife or ask for more children. Amen.

*My wife shared this with me.

The next post, upside down world raising children.

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PRAYING MAN OF GOD

A PRAYING MAN

To Do God’s Will In An Evil Society

A Praying Man; Every Man’s Duty As A Christian Soldier

What is the importance of being a praying man of God? After all are we not saved by grace.

The first and foremost importance of being a praying man of God. Is that it establishes a living relationship between believer and Savior. For many times we are given answers in our daily lives by praying.

Prayer assures the believer that God is well established and living within him. Even in the worst of storms, and greatest of defeats the saint who has a firm praying life will find themselves praying to God.

Yet there is a deeper current that runs between the man who prays and the man who doesn’t. For the man who prays talks to God within the garden of his soul. He believes that God will answer his prayers in the manner that God will.

The praying man is anchored to God by a super-natural presence. And that presence will take him beyond placing other men above God in his life.

For when the praying man comes to the hard places in life, he is quick to run to God and slow to run to men. When and if he goes to men, he will go to those that talk with God regularly. Take note the man who does not pray often, will find himself seeking other men for answers.

It would do us all some good to pray more and talk less. For the praying men of old accomplished what ten-thousand men couldn’t do. Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.

I have a felling that due to the lack of prayer, a saying of A.W Tozer is true. If the church was medicine it is so watered down it couldn’t cure you. And if it was poison it couldn’t kill you.

Praying Man; The Power Of Prayer

This I know, you can measure the amount of time a man prays, worships and reads his Bible when alone. How? By how much sin he allows in his life.

This being the reason; prayer brings the presence of God to ones own being, and when one is present with God he is not present with the flesh. And those who exercise the spirit tend to do the things of the spirit. Romans 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

For so what if one is a Baptist, Pentecostal or even a Calvinist. Prayer is powerful and will see through the things of man. For prayer is not limited by the minds of men, it is set in motion by the throne of God.

For our Father in heaven knows what we need. Matthew 6:8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

A Praying Man; Will See The Power Of God Upon The Earth.

So powerful is prayer, it will do this; take away the excuses of man to live in sin.

The man who prays, will see the world different, read the Bible different and worship different from the common Christian.

Yes, the praying man will see the world different. He will see it through the eye’s of his father. And the first thing he will see different is himself. And this is what he will see, that he is selfish and in great need of Christ. Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? Romans 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

The praying man will see what he needs to see, work on what he needs to work on and the dross will naturally be drawn away by God. That is a praying man will not stay in the same condition for years on end or get in a worse condition as his life draws to an end .

This is not due to knowledge of Christ, but a personal bond to God through Christ. (Knowledge of Christ is a good thing.)

When God leads a man to pray for others, he can’t help but see them in the light of God. For Christ himself set this example for us. Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Prayer is as Gods surgical knife cutting away sin from the hearts of men, putting the balm of Gilead upon their eyes and making their ears tender to hear the sorrows of man.

If a man can show me stony ground within the heart of a brother or sister in the Lord, I can show you a piece of field that has never been plowed by the power of prayer.

As the spring rains bring the flower’s, so does the praying man bring radiance into the darkest of places.

May we all consider this with God, That we pray more for our troubled world.

A Praying Man; Will Be Gentle, But Call Sin, Sin

If their was ever a time we needed a praying man in every church, it is now.

From ancient of day’s, this is a simple truth. A praying man will call sin, sin. For about 50 years, the truth has been slipping out of the hands of the church. And that truth is that Christ is the truth.

We need not to look far to see where one of the greatest problems in the church is. It’s in the personal lives of men who are in the church. It is an impossibility that we have come to the point that we are at today because there are many men who are accountable to God through prayer. (there are some exceptions to this, I have found 3 out of about 100.)

Three things tell me this; the destruction that sexual sins have caused within the church, The acceptance of nearly every sexual sin under the sun to be practiced within the church. Yet worse if any man stands up and speaks a word he is silenced by the church. (in most cases.)

Men, the church, cities and this nation is a wreck because we don’t pray enough for the will of God. (I don’t, and I mean to fix that through more prayer, another thing to pray for. Amen.)

When a man gives an excuse for sin, know that he has not considered that sin with God. For when men do not pray, they do not repent and when men do not repent they live apart from God and close to men.

In other words they refuse to call sin, sin.

The Praying Man; Repentance Through Pain

If a man desires more of the trinity within his soul, he must desire less of the world within his flesh, and this will cause pain. Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

Let a man examine himself in his true state and this is what he will find through prayer. Luke 15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,.

Prayer will accomplish this as nothing else can but worshiping God. For repentance to be a spiritual work against the flesh of man, the man must confess this; that he is wrong in all his ways and God is right in all his. Daniel 9:20 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God;

Yes, the man who prays that his own sins be removed from him, will be moved to pray for the sins of nations to be removed.

Yet, can this be true? Can a man pray for purity of others, the church and a nation, if his own heart is tainted by sin? James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Let us pull our heads out of the sand and see sin as sin, hear sin as sin and call sin, sin.

It is painful to depart from what a man loves, but it is easier to live a life of purity than a life of impurity. (I know I have lived both.) For do we not suffer for doing good or evil?

Let us through prayer, suffer for doing good. let us be as Christ, for did he not set a pattern for us to live by?

Quite arguing about what is sin, instead quite sinning. For all men know the law that is written on their hearts, is from God.

To pastors and leaders; I write this, *”If you don’t pray for your people regularly, you shouldn’t lead them.”

A praying man will have his conscience sharpened and pricked, his spirit made ready in all seasons and will stand up to sin! Amen

*Quote from A.W Tozer (paraphrased)

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MODEST DRESS FROM WITHIN

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A Godly Man Loves A Modest Women.

Modest Dress; The Turning Of The World Upside Down.

Modest dress; is one of the hardest things to do in a culture that is bent on dressing for desire to please the flesh of either man or self.

Yet one of the greatest times to dress modestly is in an age of immodest dress.

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Mary Mother Of Jesus

When we picture Mary the mother of Jesus, instantly an image of a modest woman comes to our minds. From her inner-most parts, to her outer garments. All the things about Mary, enter our whole being, as purity.

Modest Dress; Why Women Should Pray About Modest Dress

Let us see what the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary says about modesty within a woman; http://sorabji.com/1828/words/m/modesty.html 4. In females, modesty has the like character as in males; but the word is used also as synonymous with chastity, or purity of manners. In this sense, modesty results from purity of mind, or from the fear of disgrace and ignominy fortified by education and principle. Unaffected modesty is the sweetest charm of female excellence, the richest gem in the diadem of their honor.

A woman should pray for modesty, no matter what endeavor she is setting her mind to do in life. For if a woman is a mother and modest, is she not better off than an immodest woman who is a doctor, In the eyes of God and godly people.

Dressing modestly will come to the women who prays, be patient my sister.

Dressing modestly in this age will in most cases not come to the ears of a woman; from those close to her, the women at the local church, church leadership or the work place.

Yet it will come from above, if one seeks that which is above. Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Praying to God on how to dress, will take you upon a path that few have ever been on. Yet if one knows they dress for God, then they are blameless for the Kingdom and a teacher to other women.

Now back to dress; the first thing that will happen is that your faith will be strengthened. For if a woman is not brought up in dressing modestly, she was most likely brought up to dress immodestly.

It takes faith to believe that change can come to someone. And that change must first come from above and then from within. Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Modest Dress; The Godly Woman From Within

Women are not born immodest, they are born innocent. Yet all to quickly they are conformed into the ways of this world.

Young girl’s are bombarded with a thousand things a day. From the “brats doll” to some other brat on the shelf that is in the image of Jezebel.

Has not those things from the earliest of days, helped make too many woman that they are today?

If you pray my beloved sister in the Lord Jesus Christ, He will restore your modesty within your soul. It will grow and be like a fountain from within. Yet this will require much faith and works. (It has taken a lot of effort and advertising dollars, to form that other opinion in your mind.)

Your eyes will soften, your place of competition will be drawn from the well of your soul and peace will come to your mind from God.

Modest Dress; Is The Desire Of The Lord

I share with you as if you were my own daughter, for out of love do I do this thing. That you would be kept pure, away from vulgar talk and out of the ways of men and women that are not chaste.

For Christ desires his children to dress clean from the inside of their souls to the outside of their skin. For Christ said; Matthew 23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

Yes, many say, “We judge by the heart, not the outside.” And they are right, to a certain extent. Yet no matter how beautiful a woman’s love is for Christ, how she contains her flesh by her dress well guild men and woman to judge who she is. And that judgment will be good or evil. Or if she is a holy woman and dresses immodest, then her outside has no reflection on her inside and this should not be so.

For have not enough youths in the bodies of men, ravaged your body with their own hands or eyes. Be triumphant through Christ and put on the clothing of righteousness. Spiritually and physically.

Shame those who have their minds set on the things of this world and be one who thinks of those things that are of the world to come.

Oh daughter of God who is your husband but God! husband. Isaiah 54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

Modest Dress; You Shall Reap What You Sow

Child of God, creation of the hands of God and sister of all who are saved. I write to you as a father; be chaste.

I write to you dress modest and I will be scorned at, judged by those who say, “Do not judge” and laughed at by the worldly. Yet I speak to your heart that mourns for peace.

Before you can have peace in your heart my beloved daughter you must have love in your soul. First for your God and his ways and then for your self as you would for others. Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

I have shared this with you out of love, the love that comes from above. Dressing modestly on the outside is the fruit of the roots of the tree on the inside. Yes my sister in the Lord, there are exceptions but few.

Yet, would if your own husband should want you to dress immodest to fulfill his fleshly pleasures. Should you not submit to his desires? No!

For we never as Christians submit to sin, nor do we put the ways of man above the ways of God. Daniel 3:12 There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Yet worse my sister in the Lord, should you be as a golden calf. That men should worship you?

For is it not so, that clothing is an outward expression of an inward heart. And if not, then let a modest dress be wrap around your modest heart. Then all should know you for all you are in Christ.

Do you desire your virginity to be restored? This is possible; read (Restoring Spiritual Virginity.)

Modest Dress; Is A Slap In The Face Of The Ways Of The World

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Virtuous Women

If you have ever wanted to witness for Christ. One of the greatest ways to do so is to not participate with the world.

Modest Dress; The Rewards of Dressing Modestly

One of the greatest rewards of dressing modestly, is that you will be noticed as being separate from the world. You will be complimented many times and when your daughters begin to dress as godly children, you will not believe how many compliments you will receive.

Another reward for having on a modest dress, is that men will not look upon your body as much and some that do will look at you in admiration. I have seen men look at my own wife, and have been glad they did.

Yet the greatest reward is this, it is the right thing to do, our society is filled with to many sorrowful sights today. It is good for the eyes of any society to land upon what is of purity.

For we all know in our own hearts, our intentions and the intentions of others to a certain extent. Yet a greater thing we all know is what God expects of us.

Modest dress is one of the simplest things to do, to please the Lord.

And this you my daughter, can take to God, a modest dress, will bring a pure man.

Desire those things that are from God, love the things of heaven and be near God in all things.

I leave you with this, I tell you as a father would, “Don’t dress immodest, quit pleasing this world and be a pleasing sight to those who love God.”

Modest Dress; A Prayer Of Modest Dress

O’woman who tries to please.

Yet tears fill your pillow and your house is filled with women.

Yes, they are on the television, the computer and in every magazine.

Insecurity grips you as roots of a tree grip the soil.

Love is far, and hope is for not.

Dress in the garments of God, be filled with the love of God.

Drink from the cup of Christ and die to the world.

Cosmetics, clothing, shoes and ten-thousand other things let them go.

Have they drawn you closer to God?

Yes, draw nigh unto God and he will draw unto you.

Worry no more of what the world thinks or does.

Be at liberty with Christ and set free from this world.

Amen.

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A LOVING WIFE IS A BLESSING

A Loving wife

A loving wife who is filled with love, fills her husband, children and all those she is near with love.

To Have A Loving Wife; Who Can Know Her Worth?

A loving wife, does not every man desire such a treasure?

It is every man’s duty to find a woman that is from God and every woman’s duty to wait on God for that man. Proverbs 31:30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

Every man, should want his wife to be a light within the walls of his home and a blessing to all.

It is a great credit to a man, when peace rules his home, by his wife’s very presence.

Others will want to be like her, she brings no shame on those she loves and she gives her husband what any God-fearing man desires. Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

A Loving Wife; What Makes A Loving Wife?

One of the greatest ways for a woman to be a loving wife, is to have a loving Mother and Father. Yes, the woman who see’s her Mother as a loving wife for twenty plus years before marriage, is likely to be a loving wife herself.

If your wife did not have the ways of God instilled in her as a child, by her Mother and Father. Have no fear; Isaiah 54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. (My wife shared this with me.)

As a woman is being courted, a man is being tested. That man will either stay a youth or become a man. Yes, he will protect her and the first thing he will protect is her chastity.

When a man walks a woman up to the altar and it is the first time they have kissed, it is the first sign that God has put them together.

Yes, the first thing a man should do as a husband is love his wife; physically, by not being physical with her.

If you have as a man, failed with your wife physically before marriage, don’t fail spiritually with her. Pray, repent and love her, you have damaged her and she will never be whole until you fully asked forgiveness from God and her.

A Loving Wife; What She Hopes For In Her Husband

The first thing a loving wife hopes for in her husband is that he will stay faithful, in all ways when it comes to his conduct with all women.

Nothing will fill a woman’s heart with love more than this; That she knows she is the only one in her husbands heart.

Men, if your wife is not as loving as you think she should be, look no further, how many women did your heart desire today. Matthew 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

I don’t know all the answers, but this I know. Every wife knows the eyes of her husband. * And what those eyes land upon, is what his heart desires.

Until a youth becomes a man, he will never give his wife what she desires (his whole heart.)

My beloved brother, if you will be filled with faith that does not faint at the request of God, And God’s plan is that all Christians walk in purity. You will not only become a man of God, you will win the heart of your wife, in the deepest of places, (Her trust.)

The cure to the first thing a loving wife desires, is this; purity. If you are willing to put all things aside for your God and wife, she will be what you could never picture.

A Loving Wife; The Second Thing A Loving Wife Desires, Is That Her Husband Act Like A Man.

I will state this simply; Men don’t play video games. It is a sad thing to see a man of mature age acting like a teenager. And let me not hear foolish things such as, we limit the playing time to an hour a day.

Video games do this one thing; they apprehend the heart, mind and soul. If you play video games for an hour, you think upon them for hours on end all day. (I used to play video games all the time – I just put them away about eight years ago.)

If you put away your video games two things will happen in your home. 1. You will spend more time with your wife and children. 2. Or you will spend more time with your television.

My beloved brother, have you prayed what video games bring into your home. What they bring into your heart, mind and soul. I tell you they bring hell into your children and draw you towards hell.

I share the truth with you, but do not judge me. Judge your own actions with God. 2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

For what you think of, speak and listen to is not fit for the ears of any Christian.  yet do not even your own children hear these things?

Be gone with such evil within the walls of your home and your loving wife will become a crown upon your head. Lifting up your name with the name of Jesus Christ.

A Loving Wife; The Third Thing A Loving Wife Needs Is A Husband That Is Devoted To His Family.

What is a devoted man http://sorabji.com/1828/words/d/devoted.html DEVOTED, pp. Appropriated by vow; solemnly set apart or dedicated.

When a man puts his wife and children above all things except The Lord Jesus Christ, he has done a great service to the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth.

He will set in motion, not by love, talk, or actions which seem well. He will set in motion by the power of love, the words of love and the actions of love. That his wife and children are to be concentrated to God, a light to this world and a witness of purity to every heart that sees them.

Doing the things that the world does, will never make a man devoted to God in the heart of his wife or in the eye’s of God.

It should never be easy to participate in the things of this world. No matter how harmless they look. They are after all of this world.

Every man who wants his wife to submit to him in all manners, should first be devoted to God in all manners.

Men, brothers and those looking for peace in their homes. Devotion is easily measured on the ruler of time. What one spends the most time doing is what he is devoted to.

If you sincerely devote your life to God and your family, your wife will call you lord in her heart, and bow her knee to you in her soul. She will thank God for you and sing praises to Christ that you are in her life.

A Loving Wife; The Forth Thing That A Loving Wife Desires From Her Husband Is That He Is Content.

A content man, is as an oak tree. He is steady in the sun and the storm.

A husband who can stay the course in the storm, is a man who knows where the storms come from and who can calm them. Luke 8:25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.

Love, peace and joy are the mark of the content man. Yet the same man will never be content with his place with God. Always seeking, knocking, and striving for the narrow road.

One of the greatest marks of a content man is that he is devoted to his God and family. Therefore he is not devoted to the ways of the world.

I include my own soul in this matter, we should all measure our motives and see what purpose they serve. I am afraid that my heart would be found guilty on many subjects that I am not even aware of.

A Loving Wife; A Loving Wife Desires A Husband Who’s Word Is Good.

If a man’s word cannot hold the truth. Then his heart is filled with lies.

Lies and lusting are alike in this manner; a husband’s wife knows if he commits them or not.

Being a truthful man, cannot be purchased and a lying man cannot be trusted.

Hear me on this subject, lying always begins in ones own soul. For if a man lies enough it will become a truth to him.

If your wife does not submit to you, when it comes to making those important decisions, she probably has good reason to.

Women, love an honest man, and men respect an honest man. Your wife will open her bosom to you as a pillow, when you speak truth into her heart.

Women are as gazelles, they eat of the field and sleep in the grass. Yet they can smell the hunter from great distances. Yes, women have great intuition of others. If you as her husband tells the truth, lives the truth and keeps your family from the lies of this world. She will be your greatest asset, when it comes to knowing people.

A Loving wife needs a truthful husband. For it is to her as work is to a man. Yes a woman is incomplete without a husband with a straight tongue and heart.

A Loving Wife; The fifth thing she needs is that he doesn’t degrade her (jokes)

It is a sad thing, when a man is so strong in his marriage on so many subjects, yet he will joke about his wife to other men.

I once remember a Fed-X delivery truck came to our house to drop off a package. The driver came out of the truck and I was in the garage. He said, “I see your wife has you in the “dog house.” I shared with him my wife is a good woman. He never joked with me again. Yet we talked every time he delivered a package.

If you desire your wife to go the extra mile, then go an extra two miles for her. Matthew 5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

If sanctity is to ever be restored to the covenant of marriage, then the jokes about it, about those in it and those that are about to become married must be done away with.

Believe me, your loving wife will know when your heart, mind and soul takes your marriage serious.

Joking is one of the things over looked, when two people want their marriage to take a turn for the better. And it should not be so, for this we know; that the art of joking does not come from heaven or the spirit from within.

I do joke occasionally with my wife, but never at her.

The Sixth Thing A Loving Wife Desires is; A Husband That Will Stand Up For What He Believes In, In Public.

I am speaking about a man whose belief is unchanging due to any circumstance.

For it is easy to talk about one’s beliefs around those who are as he is. That is within the walls of his home, church or with other Christians that are like him.

I speak of a man who will walk in the world and not blend in with the world. One of the simplest beliefs that comes to mind is this; that most Christians say they are against swearing. Yet few will take that belief to the world and stand in it by faith. i.e, (They will not correct a man or woman who is swearing around them.)

By saying one is for Christ, especially if they are wearing a cross around their neck they give the appearance of a double minded man to the world.

If a man is a double minded man, he is without control of his spirit or flesh. http://sorabji.com/1828/words/d/double-minded.html DOUBLE-MINDED, a. Having different minds at different times; unsettled; wavering; unstable; undetermined. James 1.

The only thing that will cure a double-minded man is a single-minded heart.

When a man has a single-minded heart his God, wife and children will be in their proper places. He will be able to weather all the storms of the world and still maintain the compass within his heart.

The Seventh Is That He Will Not Associate With People That Come Against His Beliefs

I am not saying that he will not associate with anyone, I am speaking about his beloved beliefs that are near and dear to his heart.

He won’t talk with the guys about his private place with his wife; for those things are sacred to his heart. He will not discuss the things of the world with men who love the things of the world. For he has no love for the things or customs of the world. 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Yet this same man will be the first to lend an ear to the man who is hurting. Lend an hour to the man who needs to talk. Yes this man who many will think is “To holy” will talk to any man, help at any time and be the first in line when it is time to give.

He is after all a man of cellophane, He does to change his spots to mix with the people. Jeremiah 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

A Loving Wife; The Eighth Is That He Will Show Consideration To Those Who He Does Not Agree With But Then He Will Put His Foot Down.

I will share a personal story with you about not agreeing but being kind. Yet if that does not work, then one must put their foot down.

I had a neighbor a while back and we let them use some of our fields to graze their cows on. (This saved them a lot of money.)

One time I asked them to move their cows because the grass was getting short and they took their time, another time my dog chased their cows while they were on our property and the last thing was that they were dumping horse manure on our back field.

don’t get me wrong I would have loved the horse manure in my five yard compost pile. Yet they just dumped it on our back field. I called them for the first time and asked them not to do it. They said they wouldn’t. (They did it again.)

I bought a lock and a chain for my back gate, received a call about a week later, that their was a lock on my back gate.

I then informed my neighbor that the cows or nothing would be coming into our fields.

Yes a man needs to love, but their is a time to tip the money tables over. John 2:15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changersmoney, and overthrew the tables;

Take note, it took me a long time to do what I did, but I knew they were doing wrong and I knew that they knew, especially when he asked for a key in case one of his cows got into our field. (I gave him one.)

A Loving Wife; The Tenth Thing A Loving Wife Loves Is A Husband Who Has Good Character.

I will end with this, What is character? What a man does when he is alone.

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ASHLEY MADISON LIST

Ashley madison list

A Season To Consider All Things Under The Sun

The Ashley Madison list

Part II

Ashley-Madison list; A Time To Kill

As stated in part I of the Ashley Madison list, a great part of the answer to the Ashley Madison list. Is found in the mind of God. And one of the chapters that sticks out is Ecclesiastics Chapter 3 verses 1-4.

We have already covered verses 1 and 2, therefore let us consider Ecclesiastes; verse’s 3-4

Ecclesiastes 3:3 and 4 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

It is a time to kill, not a time to murder but a time to kill. We kill the things of sin within our own lives through Christ and Christ calls it good. Galatians 5:24 And they that are Christ‘s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

My dear brothers within the body of Christ, it is a time to kill. For the Ashley Madison list would never have existed if men would have killed their flesh by crucifying it.

If any man desires that which is not his to desire, does not sin kill him? Yet if the same man kills himself upon the cross of Christ, does he not live?

It is a time to kill and before any man desires to do an out-reach for Christ, should he not do an in-reach with Christ? Let us examine our own bodies and kill that which is not of God.

As for the Ashley Madison list, it is a time to kill such things within the walls of man, his home, church and nation.

Kill your tongue and you will kill your heart. destroy the heart and your soul will be at liberty with Christ. And when a man is free his mind is wonderful. For it is filled with Christ.

For a man is only as much a follower of God as his mind is filled with Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

Ashley Madison List; A Time To Heal

Without killing the body, their will never be a healing of the body. And the Ashley Madison list exist today because there are millions of men who are sexually hurting, perverted or out of control youths in the bodies of men.

It is essential to crucify the flesh, so that the flesh may be raised from the dead. Therefore the spirit that is within you (The Holy Spirit) shall be known to you all the more. Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

For we are healed from the hidden places that are within us. And that healing shall make any man as white as snow.

Men who have never been healed in the hidden places by the Holy Spirit have not cried out to Christ for a season. Therefore they remain wounded in the flesh and spirit.

Cry out, oh wounded man who roams about within his soul. Doing with the flesh what he does not want to do and not doing with the spirit what he desires to do.

Did not I cry out to God? Yes, I did. And now I do not roam about wounded.

It is a time to surrender to Christ.

The Ashley Madison list; A Time To Break Down

The Ashley Madison list, along with a thousand other sexual sins needs to be broken down. And how are sins broken down?

When men admit they are wrong and Christ is right. And for this to happen a man has to kill himself (be humbled) to begin to be spiritually healed.

Men are like temples, and when they begin the healing process. The first thing that needs to be done is that a lot of waste needs to be moved out-of-the-way.

Then the walls may be risen and even the heathen will see the hand of God. Nehemiah 6:16 And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God.

The Ashley Madison list exist because the glory of God is not seen in men that proclaim Christ, therefore God is not feared by those in the church or out side of the church.

We as a body must admit we are wrong in our hearts, so that they can be healed by repentance. So that grace may be applied by God through Christ. Who strengthens us.

If evil is not broken down in the church, the church will be ruled by evil.

Ashley Madison List; A Time To Build Up

Can old wine be put in new skins? Matthew 9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

Can the ways of evil be taught to those who want purity?

To build up men they must be broken down. Then God will build them up. Matthew 23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

One of the greatest reasons the Ashley Madison list exist is because men are no longer abased  http://sorabji.com/1828/words/a/abase.html 2. To cast down; to reduce low; to depress; to humble; to degrade; applied to the passions, rank, office, and condition in life. Those that walk in pride he is able to abase. Dan 4. Whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased, Mat 23. Job 40. 2 Cor 11.

Men are like temples, they are built one brick at a time. When it is a time to build, there is nothing better than to build a man upon the truth. And that truth is Christ.

Truth is like the wind, we never know the direction it will come from but we always see it effects.

And if the direction of the church leadership is to be changed, that change starts with the truth.

With all the sexual immorality accepted within the church today we know one thing; we are far from the truth. Therefore the church is rapidly being dismantled brick by brick and wall by wall.

The Ashley Madison list is just a sign of the lack of truth. For when men live by the truth, sin is not easily hidden.

If the church does not build its self upon the truth, the truth will leave it.

The Ashley Madison List; A Time To Weep

It’s a time to weep; when people are no longer shocked that a leader in the church wants to or has had an affair on his wife.

Weeping is so important for this reason, it will bring the soul of the weeper to the place of decision, in many cases. Psalm 30:4 Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. Psalm 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Weep is clarity to the soul, God hears those who have poured their souls out to him. 1 Samuel 1:8 Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten sons?

The Ashley Madison list is as all sexual sins, they are birthed in the hearts of man. Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

To Not weep against the Ashley Madison list, is to accept it.

The Ashley Madison List; A Time To Laugh

Yes when sin is put in its place, it is a time to laugh. For laughter in the spirit is joy. And when men put away sin, their hearts are merry, their minds are filled with the things of Christ and their souls are as lights of joy unto the world.

The laughter of this world comes from things that are not of God. Yet the laughter of the spirit comes from above. Men pay head, what was the last time you smiled because you knew that Christ was pleased with you. Even better, does it bring you joy to do things for Jesus or doing things with Jesus.

Laughter, is for weddings, friends, loved ones and to lighten the day.

For no man finds laughter by joking with God while praying, yet then how does one laugh while thinking upon Christ?

He sings to Christ, For singing brings the heart to laughter and the soul to rejoice.

When list such as the Ashley Madison list no longer exist as normalcy. Then the world will know the church, as a body of believers that knows the right way to live.

A vision to rejoice, at victory over sins like the Ashley Madison list must be put in place. If not the imaginations of the hearts of men will be the vision of the church.

The Ashley Madison List; A Time To Morn And A Time To Dance

If the church as a body does not morn soon, their hearts will be hardened to the point that they won’t repent.

To dance with Christ is to dance in the fruit of the spirit. While the wedding is being preformed. This is not the Time for dancing. Amen.

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ASHLEY-MADISON LIST

Ashley Madison list

A Time To Consider

The Ashley-Madison list; How It Will Affect The Christian Church.

Part I

The Ashley-Madison list will be one of the bench marks for the Christian Church and its influence, on the family and how the family sees the church, Over the next one-hundred years,  I believe.

The main reason for this, is because the world has found a real reason to ridicule the church at its fundamental roots. And without out question the roots of the church are purity.

If this was not true; two things would not be of such importance. 1. The movement to move the church to accept homosexuality as sinless behavior and the movement that preceded it. 2. That lusting be accepted as acceptable behavior by the leadership of the local church.

When sexual behavior and thoughts (which are the same to Christ) are not pointed out as sin, sin will rule the day in the behavior and thoughts of those in the church.

Sins such as the Ashley-Madison list are just reminders of this.

The Ashley-Madison-list will have an effect on the church in a few ways. 1. Many people have already made up their minds on how they will react. Pain is a deep knife and betrayal is a bitter pill. 2. Many will react by accepting the act of adultery as covered by grace and just move on, within a short time. And 3. Some will throw up their hands and question the ability of the church to guild their spiritual lives.

The Ashley-Madison List; What Must Be Done

The answer to the Ashley-Madison list is held within the mind of God and reveled to men who seek answers from God. By worshiping, prayer and the Holy Scriptures.

And this proverb I know holds many of the answers to the Ashley-Madison list; Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 

Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to  every purpose under the heaven: To everything there is a season, and the seasons are like the tides, they bring things to the shores of history.

We have seen the seasons of, evangelism to the New World, China and other lost places to numerous to name. We have seen many revivals leave there saved souls on the shores of time.

Yet the season we live in now is the season of acceptance; everything under the sun is accepted within the souls of men, the church and the nation.

This season has its place upon the shores of church history, and God has allowed this season to reveal the hearts of men.

The Ashley-Madison list was created by the hearts of men and is now the Goliath of this age. For the Goliath of this age is the acceptance of all sexual sin, as being normal or excusable under the guise of grace.

For this season, is also the work of God. for the purpose of God will be made known.

The Ashley-Madison list has only brought to the forefront what God has known for years. Sexual depravity runs a muck through the church. Deeper than most men would like to admit.

God has made this time (age) to be as it is and will now allow men to do as they will, either doing good or evil. If good or evil is chosen by men, heaven’s purpose will be carried out.

It is time that men choose to do that which is good in the sight of God. And at what cost should this be done?

That men should love God and fear sin. For if men loved God, they would not love sin. In their bodies, in the bodies of their loved one’s and in the bodies of those in the church. Yet even to this point, in the bodies of anyone.

For men who love God, turn from sin. 1 Peter 3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

The Ashley-Madison list; A Time To Be Born

Ecclesiastes 3:2  A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant,and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

There is time when things are born, and we all stand in awe. When Moses stood at the bush, when Joseph was made Governor of Egypt, when The Jordan was parted for Joshua and when the Christ was born.

Yet even with the Ashley-Madison list and all the other sexual promiscuity within the walls of the church. Their will be a time to be born, A new leadership will be born from the worst of men or a new leadership will be born from the ashes of men. Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

Yes beauty can come from the Ashley-Madison list, though there must be ashes.

The Ashley-Madison list; A Time To Die

Yes, men who want to have an affair on their wives, need to be put away. It is a time for them to die. Yes we forgive these men, but we don’t accept their sin as suitable to be a leader in the church any longer. For blameless says the Lord when it comes to his anointed leaders. 1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

By accepting sin as a way of life through a forgiveness that has no punishment we remove the fear of God and true repentance. For repentance does not ask to be placed back into a position, it asks God to place man back in his hands.

If men are unwilling to step down when it is well-known that they engage in any sexual misconduct, then be a man and leave. You will witness more for Christ by doing so, than staying.

By not letting men be put away who are no longer blameless, those who stay approve of their ways, are cowards or something holds them there. But this does not keep them under such men, prayer to Christ and the Word of God.

The Ashley-Madison list has only brought forth a problem that we are all a where of. I will say it again, “The Ashley-Madison list is not the problem; it’s that men allow sin to exist without saying a word.”

How many men know that their pastor is a luster and don’t even say a word or worse will give excuse for his action’s.

It is a time to die.

The Ashley-Madison List; A Time To Plant

You can always tell when it is a time to plant, the farmer has tilled the field. The seeder is busy and the birds are too.

There have been great times to plant in the spiritual realm. Pentecost, The Reformation, over seas Missions and the great evangelist over the centuries have done much planting.

Yet more than ever, it is a time to plant purity. The greatest missing ingredient in the church is purity. From the most inward of hearts to the out garments. The church is in dire need of purity.

The Ashley-Madison list has shown us that purity is lacking or in some cases non-existent within the church today. For if purity existed as the example in the church. Sins such as the Ashley-Madison list would not exist.

And how do we as Christians attain purity?

There are two things that will bring purity to a man, congregation, city and nation. 1. Is to be holy; Deuteronomy 14:2 For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.

This is a definition of holy from Noah Websters 1828 Dictionary; HO’LY, a.
1. Properly, whole, entire or perfect, in a moral sense. Hence, pure in heart, temper or dispositions; free from sin and sinful affections. Applied to the Supreme Being, holy signifies perfectly pure, immaculate and complete in moral character; and man is more or less holy, as his heart is more or less sanctified, or purified from evil dispositions. We call a man holy,when his heart is conformed in some degree to the image of God, and his life is regulated by the divine precepts. Hence, holy is used as nearly synonymous with good, pious, godly.

Yes, we need a large measure of holiness in the hearts of men today.

The second thing that will stop sin, such as the Ashley-Madison list from being acceptable within the hearts of men. Is non participation with the world.

To not participate with the world out of love for Christ, will do more for Christians than ten-thousand men’s breakfast’s.

Purity, holiness and piety do not exist in the world. They are shunned by the world and by too many Christians. It is good time that many men ask themselves, why can they watch football games all day long and can’t read a Bible for twenty minutes.

I will tell you why. Love and desire

It is time that men love God and desire Christ.

The Ashley-Madison list; and a time to pluck up that which is planted

We have all sinned. Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Yet God has spared some from being ripped up by the roots. For God is a merciful God filled with loving kindness.

Yet all man have not sinned to the point of being plucked up from there place as leader of a house of God. They have not been found on the Ashley-Madison list or found to have any lifestyle of sin. They are blameless.

Though this I know, can a man hide from God? There will be many men who will not be found out, who are on the Ashley-Madison list. And these men will be found out. Romans 2:3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

Yes, a man will be plucked up by the roots, then cast into the fire! John 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

Who can belong to Christ and teach the ways of Christ and be filled with a perverted mind. I am not speaking about the new convert. I am talking about the man who is a leader and has proclaimed Christ for ten, twenty or thirty years!

Yes, many times does the farmer thin his crops. Yes he will see a weak plant and pull it up by the roots. And the strong he feeds and lets flourish.

The church could learn a good lesson from this. There are many leaders in the church who have been appointed by men and not anointed by God. And too many men who have watered a field of sin. Instead of pulling up what was planted.

If things do not change God will pluck up all that has been planted by men. Jeremiah 45:4 Thus shalt thou say unto him, The Lord saith thus; Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.

And with list’s, like the Ashley-Madison list now becoming common, I believe the hand of God will weigh the bride in the scales of justice.

It is time to repent to God; and admit we have done wrong by watering what should be not watered.

I have wrote this page after reading this post; (I seldom agree with christianitytoday yet they have brought some light to this subject of sin.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2015/august/my-pastor-is-on-ashley-madison-list.html

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STRUGGLING WITH LUSTS

Struggling With Lusts

To Have Liberty With Christ

Struggling With Lusts; Belief will produce faith

Not struggling with lusts is the cause of allowing sin to exist to the extent that it does today. For when a man does not struggle with lusts, he will not wrestle against the world, principalities and the very existence of the ways of his flesh

Yet our hope is in Christ, therefore we work towards those things that are of the light of Christ, turning from the flesh towards the spirit. Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Faith and works due to belief in Christ will bring about transformation from within. For the living well within will quench the thirst. That is the thirst for sin, to this point; that what is fleshly will be gone and what is spiritual will rule the body.

It matters not where one starts when it comes to any sin and lusting is not an exception. It matters where they end.

Struggling With Lust; Faith With Works Will Strengthen Belief.

Faith without works is dead.  James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Therefore, we know a man cannot believe in the power of God without works. For all the works of a man without faith is dust and what is the worth of ten thousand words about faith and no works?

Yet we believe, we are given faith and perform the works. James 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

We believe in Christ therefore we do what Christ commands us to do. For obedience brings joy to the heart.

Be not in sorrow nor let your heart be troubled. Your soul is vexed by your flesh because you do the things you do not want to do. Romans 7:15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

Yet we can all use the mind of Christ that is given to us, to overcome our own flesh, the evil things of this world and be counted among those who overcame sin through Christ before us. Romans 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

This I know my beloved brother, when the spirit is struggling with lusts, the flesh will be overcome by the spirit. If a man is strengthened through the gifts of heaven.

Struggling With Lusts; Faith

Our faith is measured by our works, for Abraham did not faint at the promise from God. Romans 4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

If one man should not stagger at the thought of having a child, though he was dead and his wife’s womb was also dead. Should not we walk by faith having hope in what is not yet been done?

My beloved lost brother, have you raised your hands to God and worshiped him within the walls of your soul?

Bend the knee and know your God, Christ Jesus. Who resides in heaven, and will free you from the fetters that bind you to sin.

Pray to Christ, you may even yell at him. Yet it is better to be mad at God than to not pray at all, for one day your soul maybe gone with sin!

Faith starts in heaven, for it is a gift from heaven. For God gives every man a measurement of faith. And all men are given enough faith to live a life free from being in bondage to a lifestyle of sin. (there are a few exceptions to this.)

Struggling With Lusts; Faith turned into works

When a man is struggling with lusts, he is setting himself up for defeat if he does not commit to the war effort. For struggling with lusts is a war that must be won if a man desires a clear conscience with God.

The first great endeavor he will set forth on is; worshiping God in his own home. This one and only thing will separate him from sin quicker than anything else.

For no man can embrace light and set his mind on darkness at the same time. If a man prays and thinks of things that are not of heaven, he has not prayed long enough. If a man worships God by singing to God he will find that all things will turn to dust except God.

Yes if a man is struggling with lusts the greatest thing he can do is worship God. The worshiping of God will even turn a dog from his vomit. The power of God will be found in worship and the our dismal disposition of the flesh will be known.

Worship God, just by singing or by reading out of an old hymnal, for this reason; worshiping God will put all of us in our proper place spiritually.

Only when a man is in his proper spiritual place will begin to take a spiritual stand. and that stand is seen by works. Yes faith will become works and works will be done by faith. In other words works and faith are inseparable when done in the spirit.

For when a man builds a home, does the saw do the work or the man? Or when men sail the sea’s does the ship keep the course or the sailors? Yet when a man must defeat sin through Christ does faith defeat the sin or works?

Worshiping God will never come natural to a man. Yet the more a man worships God, the less he will find he is struggling with lusts.

Christ is the Corner Stone and worshiping is the beginning of growth after conception of God and man. For God drew us to Him. And when a man is struggling with lusts, if he worships God. God will begin to draw sin from the man.

For God’s habitation within a man is only as big as a man sees God. 1 John 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

For God indeed does dwell in us and we in Him. So this I share with you. If you are struggling with lusts, let God walk upon the hardness of your heart and soul.

He will turn sin into holiness, He will give life where there is death and He will bring beauty where there was once ashes. Amen

 

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HOPE IN CHRIST

Hope in Christ

The Raising Of The Daughter Of Jairus

Hope In Christ; Hope In Christ By Belief,

It is written by belief many are healed, by faith many are saved and by works faith is not dead and by this we are given hope in Christ.

Hope is the great bridge between the natural and supper natural. For to have hope in the things of this world is natural, yet to have hope for the things that come from the world above requires belief, faith and works in Christ. Yet those things which are super natural should come natural to those who believe in the things that are unseen.

For if one has a need of God he must believe in God, have faith in Christ and do works by the Holy Spirit.

Do not despair my brother. You can overcome the ways of lusting against your soul. Let no man fool you or do not let the blind lead you.

If one’s soul truly desires liberty with Christ, one’s flesh must suffer so that one’s spirit may rise to the occasion. If not one’s soul will become desperate to the point of making the heart-sick.

Hope In Christ; Hope Deferred

My own heart speaks this truth to you, did I not suffer for many years in a battle that was unnecessary? Who was my worst enemy and who did not fight to the point of death? Was it not I?

I tossed to and fro in the sea of excuses. For this reason my lack of belief was strengthened by men who lusted. This in turn made me waver like a drunk in the night. James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

I will give you hope, which will bring you peace and will encourage you to fight on. For what good is a thousand words if they do not bring light to the soul and death to sin within the heart.

Our hope in Christ, must be our only hope.

For without hope in Christ, men become desperate. http://sorabji.com/1828/words/d/desperate.html 2. Without care of safety; rash; fearless of danger; as a desperate man. Hence, 3. Furious, as a man in despair. 4. Hopeless; despaired of; lost beyond hope of recovery;

Three things will happen to a man when he becomes desperate. 1. He will accept sin in his life 2. He will make excuse for that sin and 3. He will accept his sin filled life as normal in the spiritual realm to this point. That Christ cannot deliver him from his sin filled life.

Why does a man with sin believe that Christ cannot deliver him from his sin?

When a mans heart is without hope, it becomes sick. Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

When a man’s heart is sick his soul is weak and his mind is unstable.

Yet our hope is within Christ, for our sin is within our own bodies either ruling our members or we are ruling the sin that is within us. For no man is without sin. Yet there are men who live that are not ruled by sin.

Hope In Christ; Destroys The Power Of Sin

I know that hope in Christ destroys the power of sin. For two reasons; 1. That those that are held by sin feel hopeless and those that have overcome sin have held onto hope in the greatest of storms.

I share with you this simple truth, set your prayers upon Christ and your hope in Christ will blot out the lusting ways of sin from within your soul, heart and mind.

Then allowing you to use all your strength to love your God Jesus Christ. For a man struggles with lust because he struggles to worship God, pray to God and love Christ.

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HOW TO FLEE YOUTHFUL LUSTS

HOW TO FLEE YOUTHFUL LUSTS

To Believe In God And Have Faith Through Christ

How To Flee Youthful Lusts; By Belief

The question isn’t “How to flee youthful lusts?” For men know how to flee those things that are evil or good.

God gives us the ability to flee sin, through the ability to judge those things that are good or evil. Therefore we are without excuse to sin, for there is always a way out of sinning. 1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

The question is; if one asked himself “Do I want to know how to flee youthful lusts?” And do I have the belief in Christ that such a thing can be done?

Before we go on, I don’t believe that a man can live sinless, what I am saying, “Is that a man can and should live a blameless life.”  We can ask our own selves, “Should I not be practicing and walking a life that is leaning towards purity after five, ten or twenty years?” Now back to the subject.

Let us examine for a moment the power of belief, when it comes to a man.

Belief will bring a man to a place of spiritual manhood by works through faith. While unbelief will keep him in a retarded state of staying a youth. For if a man does not know how to flee youthful lusts or fails to flee that which is evil he is a youth in a mans body at best.

For we know that the Bible teaches us the power of belief from the throne of Heaven. Genesis 15:6 And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness. In this case, belief made a nation out of one mans faith, that man was Abraham.

The belief of some, who needed Christ was so powerful that when they just touched Christ. Virtue left Christ and touched those people. Luke 8:46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

Yet this is my own hope; that thirty million men could touch the truth of Christ and his virtue could touch their souls freeing them from the bondage of this world and their own imaginations.

Yes, when a man knows how to flee youthful lusts by belief. He will touch Christ in his prayer closet and be touched by the virtue of Christ from within.

He will believe, have faith, worship, pray and set him self apart from this world to be touched by God’s living word. He may even have to travel far, or travel through his past, present and the sorrows of too many things to imagine.

Yet the man who wants to know how to flee youthful lusts by belief, will feel the virtue of Christ by faith. Luke 6:19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

How To Flee Youthful Lust; The Virtue Of Christ.

What is virtue? δύναμις dýnamis, doo’-nam-is; from G1410; force (literally or figuratively); specially, miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself):—ability, abundance, meaning, might(-ily, -y, -y deed), (worker of) miracle(-s), power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work.

Christ virtue in the physical world can be explained this way. When the lights are on in the kitchen, you can always tell when the air-conditioner turns on. It takes power from everything in the house and there is only one reason for this. The air conditioner takes power to turn on.

Yet in the spiritual realm; when a man knows how to flee youthful lusts, through belief in Christ it’s called faith. And by faith men are healed beyond those things that are possible by men. Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

For mans virtue is summed up well by Noah Webster; http://sorabji.com/1828/words/v/virtue.html  3. Moral goodness; the practice of moral duties and the abstaining from vice, or a conformity of life and conversation to the moral law. In this sense, virtue may be, and in many instances must be, distinguished from religion. The practice of moral duties merely from motives of convenience, or from compulsion, or from regard to reputation, is virtue, as distinct from religion. The practice of moral duties from sincere love to God and his laws, is virtue and religion. In this sense it is true,
That virtue only makes our bliss below.
Virtue is nothing but voluntary obedience to truth.

The virtue of good men, makes good men, but will not take away great sins of men. This is why so many “Good men” lust and give lust a pass, when it comes to sinning.

Many men are good, but few are at liberty with Christ.

One must believe that he can learn how to flee youthful lusts. And the first step is believing that Christ is capable to free you. Yes, when men are pressed as grapes, to many believe that Christ cannot overcome lust in their lives. And this is why, they believe that their lustful ways are too big for Christ to overcome.

How To Flee Youthful Lusts; Faith In The Power Of Christ

Belief is a gift from God, to give man the ability to have faith in Christ. Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

Faith that is given by Christ is for all, yet to receive such faith as it takes to believe that one can be freed from their deepest sins, takes trust.

Faith within the souls of men exist in a thousand arenas. For man has faith in many things, yet the faith of man only produces those things that are of this world.

Yet the man who has faith in Christ, has only one faith and one belief. And this faith can raise a dead man, make a nation out of one man, save a harlot, and use only twelve men to spread the Gospel to the whole world.

You may obtain this faith to know how to flee youthful lusts. And the first step in obtaining faith is having a great desire. Without the need to be freed, there is no belief that one’s soul is in prison or worse he believes that he can live like hell and go to heaven (I’m covered by grace.)

Abram is known as the Father of Faith, the man who would sacrifice his and Sarah’s only begotten son. Genesis 22:9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

By faith Abraham bound his only begotten son. And was he not justified by works? James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

For God showed us his love by offering his only begotten son. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Yet should we not do greater things than the blind, lame, crippled, deaf and the possessed? Yet they had great need and that need gave them hope. Hope deferred brings death, yet hope with belief births faith through prayer (works.)

Were are the tears of those who lust after women, who covet their neighbor’s wife and who have ten thousand imaginations running through their minds. For the blind, fathers and mothers, deaf and possessed cried, to the point that some were told to be quite.

Yet my brother in Christ, we know Christ risen from the grave by the power of God. Should we not know how to flee youthful lusts through our need to be freed.

Lift your hands to God, cry out to God. Is not your soul blind, crippled, deaf and possessed by this world? For your fight is from within. And your cry is filled with tears but your soul aches. For you have no deep communion between your soul and God’s spirit. For heaven is far from you. And you are not on the narrow path, when it comes to knowing how to flee youthful lusts.

Yet you are loved, yes loved. For your soul is vexed and you go through fiery trials and toss to a fro in the sea of your heart. 1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

These trials are brought by the world but are meant to be conquered by us through Christ who strengthens us. O beloved , how can we witness to the world the power of God when the world sees no strength of the Holy Spirit within us.

Yet we must muster the strength to the point that, Christ is manifested with us and our bodies are counted as dead.

How To Flee Youthful Lusts; Faith Manifested

A man must have faith manifest through his belief, to the point that it will manifest through his flesh. Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

The Christian should be filled with faith too this point; that his life should be continuously being transformed.  2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

For do we know how to flee youthful lusts, it is God’s plan that we do. For no sinful lifestyle should rule a man’s soul who proclaims Christ as his God.

For it may take some time for a man to overcome his strong holds through Christ. Yet should he not be fighting these things through Christ, by belief, faith, works in Christ?

Again I say this, “Knowing how to flee youthful lusts” is not the question. The question is still, “Does one want to know how to flee lusts by belief?”

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How To Stop Lusting By Belief

how to stop lusting

To look upon a woman with love

How To Stop Lusting; By Belief

There are two types of belief; the first being physical and the second being spiritual.

Physical belief is summed up in this simple quote, “Seeing is believing.”

On the other hand spiritual belief is believing without seeing. John 20:25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

Spiritual belief is so powerful that it will take a man to the cross to die for who he has not seen. Yet even deeper than the shallow place of men is this; that a man will live for who he has not seen and this belief will give him the faith to die to the world.

How To Stop Lusting By Belief; Do You Believe In Christ Our Lord ?

All martyrs have this in common; they believed in Christ. Spiritual belief means that when someone shares they believe in something they are willing to die for that something. And that something in all the cases that I can find had this one thing in common; non-participation with the world.

Millions of Christians have been killed and continue to be killed for one thing. The belief that the world is wrong and Christ is right.

How To Stop Lusting; Ask For Belief

Be honest with your own soul, look at your heart in the pool of your soul. Do you believe that you can stop lusting?

If you don’t you are not alone. Yet now it is time to ask your God this simple request. Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Mark 9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

You are in a war for your very soul. And I know the greatest weapon in any war is belief. In WWII we fought an enemy that thought nothing of killing its own people, so that victory would come (The Nippon Army.) Yet we won that war.

Though twenty plus years later we fought in a country called Vietnam and the outcome will always be a stain on this nations leaders. Over all the men fighting that war, didn’t believe that we were in it to win. (Many veterans have told me this.)

It is the same in spiritual warfare, you must believe in God to have victory through Christ using the Holy Spirit. And over all you must believe that you can live a pure live and overcome the ways of this world.

Know this truth; no man will set himself on a task that will change the course of his life for the better, if he doesn’t believe in it.

And this I share with you; it doesn’t take courage to believe. Belief gives courage to do works by faith unto death. Then sin within the body is crucified or belief draws a man to die for the life that comes from above.

How To Stop Lusting; Know What To Believe

How to stop lusting, should be upon every man’s soul who lust. And every man should believe that he can be free from lusting.

A man must know the truth, to believe in the truth. And this is the truth; Christ can and will set any man free from the lusting ways of his soul. Though even greater is this; it is the plan of God that man should be free from all sinful lifestyles. 1 John 3:6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

Yes we all sin, but he who abides in Christ does not live in sin. For can Christ be joined with a harlot? 1 Corinthians 6:15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

How to stop lusting is not the issue, the issue is how to start loving Christ to the point that one no longer desires to lust. John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

How To Stop Lusting; Believing Is Following

Nearly every man is a follower of something. From his sports hero’s, movie’s, church, or a thousand other things. And how can we tell what a man is devoted to? By how much time he follows any person, place or thing.

Following strengthens believing by the follower giving his strength to what he follows. A wise woman wrote these words; Proverbs 31:3 Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings. And a strong man’s strength is destroyed by the words of an adder. Judges 16:16 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death;

Be warned my brother, unbelief is the beginning of fear or sin. And the end of unbelief is the grave and doom.

For was not a whole nation made because of belief, faith and works. Romans 4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb: Romans 4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

Simply said, “Faith is given by God to men so that men can believe in God.”

How To Stop Lusting; Belief Is Vision To The Soul

Belief is vision to the soul and if you desire to know how to stop lusting. You must have a vision in your soul.

Without a vision to learn how to stop lusting, you will not succeed in faith to carry out the works that are necessary to stop lusting. Your sin will win the day and your soul will be in danger of perishing. Psalm 1:6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

What is belief in the spiritual realm. Acting upon faith as if it had already existed.

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JUDGING OTHERS IN CHRIST

Judging others in Christ

Judging Others In Christ

Judging Others In Christ

Part VIII of: Judgment A Gift From God.

Judging Others In Christ; Every Believer’s Duty

Judging others in Christ is the duty of every believer in the body of Christ.

Let us look at this simple example, when a man pulls the lever when he votes. Does he not judge the character of who he votes for? If it is a tax issue, does he not vote on how the issue will affect him?

When voting, a man votes who shall rule over him; from the local judge to the President. And this is the result; Men place men over themselves that are some what like themselves. And we obey those who are over us, in this physical world.

Many men spend much time talking about those who are over them, even if they like them or not. Yet we obey the magistrates over us because in many cases they have the power to judge us, to sentence us and to bring some sort of harm to us.

Yet should we not fear the magistrates who are appointed over us in the local church and above them, the judge of Heaven and Hell. Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Yes we should fear the judgment of God beyond all things.

Therefore we should judge all things (use reasoning) that we do before we do them. For is not a man held accountable for every idle word that comes from his mouth? Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

If we should be held accountable for every idle word, then we should judge our own selves under greater scrutiny before judging anyone else. 2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

Judging others in Christ can only be done by those who are in Christ.

This is why Christ teaches us how to judge others in the spirit. For the spirit does not condemn others to hell through men (in nearly every case) nor does it bring joy to the one who is judging his brother. For does a father get joy out of spanking his child (God forbid.)

The First Rule When Judging Others In Christ; Don’t Live In Greater Sin Than The One You Are Judging.

Christ teaches us how not to judge others, when He instructs us to consider the beam in our own eye and not the mote in our brother’s eye. Matthew 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Yet we are given the way to sort out the truth in a matter that needs judgment. And that truth is; Matthew 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

To put this in simple words, a man must be single eyed when judging others in Christ. Luke 11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

Can a man judge others if he can be bought with a bribe? Yet he can judge others if his ways are perfect (Complete in Christ) in the eyes of God.  http://www.eliyah.com/cgi-bin/strongs.cgi?file=hebrewlexicon&isindex=perfect

 8535 tam tawm from 8552; complete; usually (morally) pious; specifically, gentle, dear:–coupled together, perfect, plain, undefiled, upright.

Judging Others Through Christ; We Are Often Asked To Judge Others Through Christ

When the bishop of the local church is chosen, is he not judged? For the Bible instructs us to do such things.

Therefore we judge others through Christ, when we see if a man is blameless, if his house is in order and if his life is full of good conduct.1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

When we do not judge others in Christ, especially leaders, we clearly see who is chosen to lead us. The most charismatic, the motivational speaker or the best looking by worldly standards.

As I have mentioned before, Paul judges many people in the Bible and loved the Bereans for judging his preaching. Acts 17:10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so us who to judge leaders, elders, Bishops those who speak in tongues

We Are Taught What To Do; When We Judge Others Through Christ.

Some we make leaders, after they have met the requirements of the Holy Bible.

Some we cast to Satan for a time. 1 Corinthians 5:1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife. And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day.

We as father’s have done this to children that are within our own reach. Not out of hatred for other children but out of love for our own. For have you as fathers, told your children to not play with so and so and to not associate with so and so.

As children of God, we should apply those same principles to our own souls. Not out of hatred but out of love. That is; always accepting the sinner if he is receptive to the ways of Christ, but never allowing him to stay in the ways of the flesh.

Even more so for leaders of the church, they should judge others in Christ out of love, to protect those that they love.

For we don’t let the fox watch the chicken coop or the wolf watch over the sheep pen. But we don’t let the chickens run in the garden either.

Judging Others In Christ Will Bring Those Of Christ Together

When judging others in Christ the body of Christ will become more Christ-like. Judgment brings loving fear (reverence). And loving fear brings purity and purity brings all of us closer to the place of holiness.

Let every man judge his own self, and find purity before he starts judging others in Christ.

Let us let iron sharpen iron, let our words not be idle and let them be filled with courage. Let sin not exist so easily within the souls of men, the walls of our homes and the halls of our churches.

As a brother in Christ shared with me, We judge not enough in the spirit, because we love not enough in the spirit. (I have not quoted him exactly)

*Brother Bob Rehney

Judgment is a righteous gift when used through Christ and it is an enemy of the cross when used by men against men.

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JUDGING OTHERS

Judging Others

Judging Others

Judging Other’s; Part VII Of Judgment A Gift From God

Judging Others; The Importance Of Judging Within The Body Of Christ.

It cannot be under stressed, the importance of judgment within the body of Christ. The greatest men of God judged between men and God was pleased.

They sat at the gates and brought justice to the poor, breaking the jaws of vipers. Job 29:7 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street! The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up. The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth. 10 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth. 11 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me: 12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy. 14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. 15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame. 16 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out. 17 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.

When judging others it is so important to judge in accordance with Gods ways of mercy, the law and loving-kindness.

Blamelessness should be every man’s goal in Christ, yet those who judge others must be as Samuel the prophet was. 1 Samuel 15:14 And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

Let us take note; Samuel judged King Saul and King Saul was found guilty. And the reason for this was Saul feared men more than God. 1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being. 24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.

I have been judged by men, and was and am still grateful for it, if it is sound. Iron sharpens iron, and when judging others, the one judging should be doing so out of love. And the one being judged should listen for mercy and loving-kindness as if a father is talking to him.

Judging Others; We Listen To Men Who Are Placed Over Us.

If you went to your doctor and he sent you to a specialist to see if you had cancer. You would not be late for the appointment.

The specialist would take a fine tooth comb over your whole body. From taking blood, biopsies and running many test. And none of these things would you contest.

The results would come back and if they came back positive, You would follow every order that your doctor would give you, you would research every known cure for the type of cancer that you had, You would pray reverently and you would call on many others to pray for you.

The scenario above happens too many people every year. Their doctor has made a judgement, and has given his best advice for a remedy to the cancer that is stealing the life out of his patient.

Judging Others; Should We Not Consider Who Judges Us And Where Their Words Come From?

Yet if the Lord sends a doctor what should the patient do? For is not Christ the great physician? Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Now we can see the great need for judgment, it brings repentance to sinners. (It did to me.) And let us take note from the above verse, that when people are not repetitive of their sins. they are in a spiritually sick state of pride in most cases.

Judging Others; First One Must Be Pure In His Judgment.

Christ warns us about judging others and the condition to do so. First he warns us; Matthew 7  Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? …

A man needs to be blameless within his own soul when judging others. In the pure and impure ways of life. Matthew 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

When judging others one should do it for the benefit of the body of Christ. There is nothing worse than a man running around trying to condemn all and saving none.

Yet when judging others through Christ for the betterment of the body of Christ. First we cast the beam out of our own eye through repentance. Then we teach our brother to cast the beam out of his eye.

For if a beam is in a mans eye does it not hurt, yet does not a mote bring pain to the eye also?

Yet when a man is freed from the ways of sin, he should judge others with love, and this is that love.

My beloved brother in Christ Jesus, I no longer live in the ways of lusting. I have been through hell, but have been brought to life by the power of God. I know that you lust and live a lifestyle of lusting. You will numb your conscience to deafness, your soul to drought and your neck to stiffness.

Listen my friend, Christ awaits, God is willing. Bend the knee and cry out for forgiveness.

Let your soul quit aching and let your heart quit hurting. So empty of a man you are, amounting to dust and knowing you could find rest in the bosom of God . Come to Christ with your lusting ways and know the power of God. Amen

I have just judged others, not condemned them. And I will never condemn a man. It is not my job or my throne to do so. But I will judge others by their fruits. Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Though first I will judge my own fruit. Do I lust after the flesh, is there any desire to be found within my soul, heart or mind? No.

Yet I set my heart towards sorrow, for judging others, the church or nation shall never bring joy to the heart. Jeremiah 8:18 When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.

Judging Others Has The Affect Of Fire

Judging others through the spirit will do the following things in the spirit. 1: It will set the fire of God upon a man’s head, yet will not consume him. Exodus 3:3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

That is a mans conscience will be awakened to the light of God to the point of repentance or he will rebel to the point of becoming flint headed.

Where is the fire of God, the fire that came upon the heads of the early church. Acts 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

I speak of a fire that leads men and women to do the things of Christ through mighty works of faith.

We will never see this fire again, until judging others by the spirit is set in motion by God, through prayer, fasting and men living pure lives.

For can we as a body witness the mighty works of God to the world, when the body of Christ is ill from the ways of the world. Let us not be fools, nor let the body stay ill. For the ill patient is far from the physician.

When judging others in the sexual sins. Who is there that can destroy the “Goliath of today.” Who while judging others can have no mote in his eye? Is there one man who is single eyed, that while judging others. He does not have a beam in his own eye.

Judging others took place when fire came from heaven, for God’s prophet and they were killed. 1 Kings 18:40 And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.

I tell you this, when we as men of God, live as men of God, the world will take notice and the fire of God will consume their ways from off the face of the world.

The Bible judges us all well, when it tells us to draw close to God. James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. DOUBLE-MINDED, a. Having different minds at different times; unsettled; wavering; unstable; undetermined. James 1. http://sorabji.com/1828/words/d/double-minded.html

Let us have the fire of God fall upon our heads, that the whole world would take notice. Let their be a gulf between us and the heathen. As there is a gulf between heaven and hell. Luke 16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

Oh Bride of Christ, you have become a lover of this world, and you have put on all that she has told you to. You dress as she commands, you are apprehended by education and you love the stadiums of this age.

Tear down all those evil things within your heart, and you will know peace that surpasses all understanding. You will live as one with Christ and you will spend your days with Christ, your family and your soul.

Let the fire of God pass through you. Let the dross be burned away. Witness for Christ in all things that you do. Do not be a witness for this world or for the ways of this world.

For the fire of the Lord will fall upon you, if you stand still and know that God is God. Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Yet the world draws you towards the pit and you cannot be still. How strong is the tongue? How mighty is the heart and how cruel is the soul.

The tongue can dig a ditch to hell, The heart can seal a man’s fate to hell and the soul can uproot the tree of life within it.

Yet who is stronger than God?

Be still and know the power of God, The tongue can be made to shine with light, the heart can be plowed under and the soul can be burned to ashes. And ashes can be made into beauty. Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

I will end with this, when we quite judging others for the betterment of the body of Christ, good will become evil and evil will become good. Then Others will judge the pure, the holy and the saints as defiled. Amen

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PURITY THROUGH FAITH

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The Mercy of God, The Law of God and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Purity; Siding With Purity

Part VI of; Judgment A Gift From God

Siding with purity is the duty of every Christian. When men seek purity the acceptance of sin will vanish like a vapor, for the first thing that will happen, when men side with purity is that the holiness of God will be put above all other things in a man’s life. And the men around him, if even for just a moment.

He who seeks purity will know the holiness of God.

Purity will bring a man to a place that he needs not be held accountable to God by men. God will hold men accountable to Himself or his messengers, by his holiness. The man or men will literally be held by God’s presence within him, to the point of death to the messenger or death to the sins of the men around him. Acts 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

When men are accountable to God, God will use them to hold whole nations accountable. Joseph was a great example of this; Genesis 41:44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.

Joseph was a man of purity and is written about throughout the Bible. He stands as the example of purity for all men to replicate. And takes from every man, the excuses of living an impure life.

Noah was a man of purity when he built the ark and was used by God to save the human race from extinction. And Moses stood where no man has ever stood, face to face with God.

I speak of men who sinned, yet I speak of men who lived as they should have under God. That is they lived moral as they should as Believers in God. Therefore we should know, how did they live such a life?

Purity; How Impurity Rules The Land

When we see or hear about purity we must side with it.

To not side with purity is to side with impurity. And these are the ways men side with impurity; One; to not judge a situation that is full of sin, is to accept sin as good. This is one way good is turned into evil and evil into good. Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

I will give you a few examples of impurity: A brother goes to his church leadership, and explains that he is disappointed that he can not find any help in getting out of the ways of coveting women.

He is told, “that, all men lust, that the flesh is weak and a hundred other excuses why he lust.”

He isn’t judged, and he came to leadership to be judged. That is, to be sentenced, (told about hell) to be corrected (how to get right with God through Christ) and how to stay on the pure path of Christ (that is, how to stay in the Holy Spirit, that the spirit would conquer his flesh through works and faith.)

I will put it simply; he came to be talked to as a father would talk to a son, instead he was talked to as “one of the fellows.”

He wanted to know how to conquer sin, and he walked away being conquered by sin filled men. These men are impure, and live far from purity within their souls.

Purity will never be revealed to a man, who has never been judged by the spirit. Through men the Holy Sprite or God.

For God sends men, that no man should stand in front of God, blameless. And the Holy Spirit has convicted men since the fall of man. For did not God give man a conscience after he ate the fruit in the garden? And God sends men to share with men the ways of God. Jeremiah 7:25 Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:

For purity was established long ago. Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

If you have been through the talk of the day with men in your church and, are just sick and tired of being a spiritually run down Christian. You should be, you are being told that you can’t overcome coveting women by the power of God, through faith in Jesus Christ. And that is the judgment of men of the flesh.

They won’t tell you this but they can’t overcome their lusting ways because they love their sin more than God, therefore they have no faith to overcome the sins that rule over their lives by their choice.

Two: the laws of men; Men use many different ways of judgment to try to overcome the sins that rule them. These are but a few of them: rules of men to conquer the sins of men.

I was talking to a pastor who came from an Old Mennonite back ground (horse and buggy.) His congregation sits the women on one side of the pews and men on the other side. The women wear head coverings and the people over all are well-mannered. They don’t allow television watching and most of them home-school their children.

I went to the pastor’s home and talked with him about coming to his church.

He shared with me that men sat on one side and women on the other, and if I had a problem with it. He then went on to share that the church had tried both ways and that they had decided that it was best to sit separated.
Do to the fact that a man can get distracted if a women gets up to use to restroom.

You have to understand, my brother. That pastor and its leadership just judged the men in that body as incapable of overcoming lust. To the point that they erect laws that men would not stumble. Yet these laws of men never allow a man to overcome the ways of coveting.

The women even wear stockings so as to not arouse a mans lustful interest, by seeing their ankles. Yes, it is wise to not be a stumbling block to a brother, though believe me these women are not stumbling blocks, they were dressed in a pleasing manner, to our Lord Jesus Christ.

The problem with the laws of men, is that a man does not lust with his eye’s he lust with his heart, soul and mind. *His eyes only land on what his soul and heart desires.
*my wife gave me that saying

Laws of men don’t get rid of sin, repenting to Christ with a contrite heart does. 2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Three: When men have no laws of God; It is a sad situation in all arenas though, for if the church is not putting up a thousand walls and laws, they tear down the holy things and allow everything.

When women can walk into a church dressed in clothes that fit as skin on a snake and are a stumbling block to the new convert, the man trying to be pure and a delight to the lascivious  man and no man speaks. Evil has broken the jaws of men.

should a woman’s dress be judged? Yes. Especially the new convert. In love, kindness and tender mercy. (This maybe the first time she has ever been given a tender hand to lead her.) This great opportunity is lost nearly every time a new convert comes through the doors of a church.

In other words evil has won the day. A lot could be said for the dress of women, but I will just judge it in this manner. For the most part the dress of women fits into one category; competition. From the head down to the toes most women dress to compete for someone, against someone or to keep someone.

When purity is not the desire of men, impurity is.

I have witnessed the dress of women going from very Godly to absolutely worldly, and every time a man’s actions have been behind it.

This is a huge problem in the church. And men are the fault of it, by lusting after women. And because a man cannot hold onto the moral laws of God by his actions. He turns the woman in his life. Into an immoral woman.

He has chosen impurity over purity and his wife or loved one knows it better than anyone.

Women will give a man what he wants, and as long as men want women who are worldly looking, women will dress in a worldly manner.

Too many times have I seen a woman with a pure heart, cry within her soul. And this is her cry, “That I would be the one and only, in my husband’s heart.”

What then is the answer?

Purity; One Must Desire Purity Over Impurity

Men must desire purity, over impurity. When a man does it will not matter if others join him, he will be able to raise his hand against sin. This he will do, due to the fact that he is willing, desires and loves Christ through the spirit. More than he loves his fleshly pleasures through the satisfying of the flesh.

Yet, back to the problem of lusting, a man can’t raise his pinky to shame women about their dress if he lusts after their dress. Though if a pure man says a word, will not the congregation want to stone him?

Lusting is a sinful situation, in one’s life. To not judge it is to side with sin, and this is what happens when men, put aside judging sin; For when you judge sin you can correct sin. When correction is given, shame arises then repentance takes place, then the work of the spirit is done upon the man.

Or the man rejects the ways of purity.

Though when judging the lustful ways of men is put aside, no sin is judged. Then all sin is allowed to exist as living within the body of believers. This is another way of how good is turned into evil.

I will now go back to a few of the excuses that the average good man will give you, about lusting after women. First; that all men lust, no they don’t. I don’t and others don’t. This does not make us special, it’s just a good starting point to become a better Christian.

Second; the flesh is weak. This is an out right lie. I myself know this, I was a luster to the worse of degrees. While lusting after women my flesh was many things but weakness could not be found in it.

If you considered this for a couple of seconds you would know that you are being lied to, for when you lust, your flesh is strong in its desires, to the point of death. The flesh by strength digs a mans grave. What the flesh thinks upon while lusting will drive a man to lose all his character within a second. I could go on but I won’t.

Men can lie to you about lust and this is all due to sin no longer being judged by men. Instead it’s acceptable by men.

As long as you are taught this, the greatest ruin that will come to your own life will be that you will no longer judge your own self under Christ, due to impurity numbing your conscience.

Believing that you are accepted by Christ as you are, therefore not becoming what Christ wants you to become (you will be in rebellion against Christ, and not even know it.) 2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

My brother, examine your own works, if they are good or evil. Do so before the world swallows you up.

I speak in love to you, I do not side with sin, the ways of sin, the excuses of sin, or the lifestyles of sin.

Not because I am special. Because I have done a few simple things. You can do these things too. God has not made the narrow road that it should not be trod upon, he has made it so that we watch our feet and do not fall from it.

If I did not love you, I would say, “Brother all is well, we all sin, nobody’s perfect, we all fall.” And many other things would I tell you to ease your mind for a moment (2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears😉

Yet I tell you to judge your own life by the spirit, then correct it under the divine law of love, bringing to remembrance, the fruit of the spirit that should rule your inner-man. That tears of repentance should rain upon your soul and cleanse your heart, that it should be made anew. 1 Corinthians 4:15 For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

Purity; One Must Put Impurity In Its Place

Impurity must be put in its place, if Christianity is to remain a religion of crucifying the flesh. Galatians 5:24 And they that are Christ‘s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Without faith, many men sin and do not know it. Romans 14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

That is many men are now impure and think they are pure or out right admit they are impure. Then teach they need no correction under the guise of grace.

A simple step can be made in a man’s life to bring great amounts of faith into it. That step is to correct a man when he is swearing. Regardless who the man is.

I will not say that this will change a man’s disposition, but it will change yours towards God if you will not allow swearing around you.

I have judged swearing as sin, and finally after many years of cowardice (this was due to my many sins in my own life.) I put my foot down and began correcting men that swore around me.

I didn’t allow filth in my home, my body and it was good time that I didn’t allow filth around myself or family at any time.

You will know this verse well; Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

For when you correct a man who is out right sinning, you will be frightened from within.

It is easy to judge the man caught in adultery. He is given the talk, if he holds any position in the church he is “let go” and then he is told that he is loved by the brothers.

I am talking about judging those things that are blatant sins within your body, your home and outside of your home. Using the law of God, the love of Christ and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

The next post will be; judging others

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SUGGESTING NOT CORRECTING

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Suggesting is Emotionalism Wrapped in Compromise

Suggesting Is Not Of God

Part V; Judgment a gift from God.

Suggesting in christian circles is due to compromising. And If compromising is damaging to a pure life with Christ, Then suggesting leads men to never conquer sin through Christ.

Christ never used suggesting as a way to be “User friendly.” While on this earth nor does God use suggesting in the Bible as a means to bring his beloved children closer to Him.

Christ did not go out of his way to be spiteful though. Yet He who knows all things, gave us a simple way to use our words. Matthew 5:37  But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

There are a few reasons that Christ shares with us to not use suggesting when in-gauged in decision-making of what is good and evil, while debating, reproofing, preaching and just plain talk.

Suggesting too many times leads to idle talk, and idle talk leads to many things, but the cross of Christ.

When making decisions between good and evil, compromise brings about suggesting. Which in the end, makes many people happy but few stable.

When in debate when one uses the art of suggesting, the narrow path will seldom be found under foot.

When it comes to preaching the word of God, suggesting will never send a man to his knees. Yet it will make him think with his mind.

When in plain talk, it’s good to not suggest, in many cases. Now if a man ask’s what brand of equipment, type of seed or for a good place to shop. We should all suggest using our good judgment.

Yet when in plain talk too many times suggesting leads to folly. Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Suggesting Will Never Free A Man From Sin.

Suggesting will not free a man from sin, because suggesting will never shame a man.

Suggesting in to many cases will bring a man’s mind to commit sin. 1 Kings 21:7 And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.

Here we have a sad case, on just a few words a man’s life end.

1 Kings 21:13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.

Suggesting Has Replaced Commanding

We as a church have lost something in the last one-hundred years and that something is the ability to command the troops that are in the “Army of Christ.”

If we look at the first century church, we will see one thing it had the ability to do. And that was to take command of many situations. Acts 3:6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

Peter did not, debate, think over or consider the situation and take a vote on it with the other apostles. He commanded the man to walk.

Paul the apostle, did the same thing;  Acts 16:18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

Paul gives instruction to his beloved brother in arms, with the following words; 1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. 1 Timothy 4:11 These things command and teach.

Paul knew how to command an army and here we read some more of his orders to the troops. Thessalonians 4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; 12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

Yet Paul tells us that instructors are worth very little if they do not have the love of a father. 1 Corinthians 4:15 For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

I could use many more verses about the first century church and its power to command. But the question is how did the church command devils, godly men and sinners?

Suggesting; Under The Command Of Christ.

Paul knew how to command men because he was under the command of Christ. Yes the first century church was under the command of Christ, the influence of the Holy Spirit and the law of God.

They were Christ loving, Holy Spirit filled and God-fearing.

Men that use suggesting to try to make a point, will never command men through the spirit to do the things of the spirit. And they will never lead men to suffer in the flesh, for the cause of Christ. This will lead to the flesh not suffering and the spirit not growing.

Paul commanded men through the spirit to make them do works through faith due to the fact that he was a spiritual leader appointed by Christ. So much was Paul a spiritual leader that he could say the following remark; 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Yet the difference between any man living today and Paul is that he made a decision to follow Christ unto death. And we can make that decision or not. For we still live.

Suggesting; What Does This Have To Do With Lusting As A Lifestyle

Suggesting, has crippled the body of Christ to the point that no man can no longer command. And commanding begins with correction in many cases. I remember when I was in the service and we would practice, practice, and practice.

We would then do an after action report. And anyone could point out something that went wrong. Yes the lowly private could speak up and all present would be all ears.

Without correction, there is no growth within the subject that one is trying to get perfect at. We all know this to well. We teach our children the alphabet, mathematics, and many other elementary subjects. And with practice they become perfect at them.

Yet the man who lust and covets the things of this world, does not strive to overcome what has overcome him.

He has been taught, by suggestion; the ways around lusting and coveting the things of this world. He becomes what he associates with, a man who cannot overcome the sins of this world through Christ.

How did this come about?

In the beginning his judgment told him that he lived wrong. Yet he was taught to no longer judge and that he was not judged but covered by grace. And loved by Christ.

Then his reasoning of what was good and evil became slightly blurred. For he knew he lived contrite of the ways of God.

When his reasoning became blurred he began to walk on the “wide road” instead of the narrow path. Thus begun his walk with the ways of men and his departure from the ways of God.

When he walked upon the wide road, he began to compromise his beliefs. And all went well. For the wide road is the easy road. His life is easy, his plow is light and his God is far.

When he began to compromise, he quit sacrificing himself to the ways of God. And he began accepting the idea of “Good is evil and evil is good.” All was well with his life, then God tossed his life to and fro in the “sea of life.” And his soul cried out to God.

What Is Man To Do?

My next post will answer this dilemma

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ACCEPTANCE ABOVE SACRAFICE

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Acceptance becomes greater than holiness

Sacrifice and obedience, have both been replaced by acceptance.

Part IV Judgment A Gift From God.

Acceptance has done more damage to the church than all other sins combined. Acceptance has its own trinity, and that is Acceptance, do not offend, and do not judge.

I will say it again, “Acceptance has done more damage to the church than all others sin’s combined. And this is why; if the church loved, gave encouragement, and judged the way it should. Sin could not exist in the church body, to the extent it does.

What has this to do with man’s life of lusting and coveting this world. And having his heart, mind and soul filled with the things that I will not write about. Everything!

Acceptance; To Cover Sin Within Men The Church And A Nation.

Because men are accepted in the condition that they are in, when they first come to church.  By the local leadership in their lusting ways, they will not change, men are accepted as they are because no body wanted to offend them, because they think they will leave or because of acceptance replacing holiness.

Other men are taught “Do not judge unless you be judged”. Also men will teach the new man this. This teaching is taught too you so that men could not be judged by you if you were to put away your sins, because if you become a man of God, you will require men to live like men of God, not men of this world. Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

A good defanition for perfect in the greek can be summed up in the following manner; http://www.blueletterbible.org/ (Strong’s G2675 – katartizō ethically: to strengthen, perfect, complete, make one what he ought to be.

The word perfect implies in many cases, to make complete, to heal to complete health, to equip, to put in order, to adjust, to prepare or repair.

If you look at what acceptance has done to man, the church, and the nation as a whole. You will see that it is the opposite of perfect.

Yes acceptance has replaced holiness.

Back to the teaching of acceptance to the new believer or old convert. A man is taught acceptance for a purpose. And this is one of them that I have witnessed; If men don’t put away their sins of lusting, they believe that others couldn’t judge them and their sinful lifestyle.

Because they have taught you that you are supposed to accept people the way they are.

Not all men teach this on purpose, but I have witnessed it more so than not in the last twenty years.

That is the cruel circle that men have made, and there is no escape, from this snare of men, except that which lays outside of men.

The end result of this is that witnessing to the world has taken a back seat to the things of the world.

Acceptance; Witnessing To The World

We as a body are in no condition to witness to the world about Jesus Christ.

Contrary to the belief that we are supposed to witness to the world, I believe that the world has evangelized the church, and the church could learn one thing from it.

The world does not compromise its ways, and never will.

My brother, many will say to you, that it will frighten the new convert away from the body if we judge them. Yet the new convert is judged. They are accepted just as they are, not told to change anything in there lives (accept, don’t drink, smoke or swear, if it is permissible).

Yet, others would say that who are we to judge the new convert.

Yet we judge things all the day long. How good we do our work, how good our children are, how much should I pay for this or that. We settle spats all day long between our children, and ourselves, we decide what to do about a hundred different things a week, we evaluate what should be done in different occasions that arise throughout life, in other words we judge things constantly in our daily lives.

Yet if a man watches pornographic materials, can he be judged? Tell me, “Is the television pure?” If a man gathers with vile men for hours on the Sabbath can he be judged? Tell me, “Is going to a football game a holy thing?”

All men that would reason through prayer know that the television’s aim is not to spread the Gospel to the world. Also all men know that no man thinks upon the things of God while attending the local sports event in town. As I said, “the fear of God is far from men.”

And all this has been done by judgment of evil being dismissed from the body of Christ, that acceptance of the worldly can come into the body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 6:15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

It is a sad thing that because of judgment no longer being used in our churches that all things under the sun pass for Christendom today in the name of acceptance.

To the point that a man cannot even speak of turning one’s life over to the pure things of Christ, and forsaking the things of this world. Without being judged as a legalistic. Take the subject of clothing, lusting and the love of sports. And you see what I mean.

If you don’t believe me, start talking to your leadership, and say, “The television is full of filthiness, and I intend to take a stand for God and no longer own one. Will you back me up in this endeavor, by getting rid of yours and, preaching that everyone should also be gone with theirs.” You already know the answer. And you will be judged.

Acceptance; The Cure

What then is the cure? That judgment be put back into the churches? No.

The cure is that holiness be put back into the churches, along with purity and the love of Christ.

Holiness will separate the church from the love of the world and the things of the world. Therefore bringing men close to God and His ways. Purity will bring people to the church, and they won’t bring their ways of the world with them or very little of the ways of the world, and the love of Christ will keep them in the church, and they will continue to rid themselves of the ways of the world.

Holiness is brought into the church by worshiping God, when a body of believers worships God, acceptance of the things that are ungodly will be far from those who bow the knee in thanksgiving to God.

Purity within a man is a light on a hilltop. Purity in a church is faith in God, brought on by prayer to God. So powerful is prayer that the whole world can know about a church. If this could happen when the fastest way to get around was a horse or sailing ship, surly it could happen now. Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

The love of Christ is the word of God, For the word of God, will bind man and God into one. Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

When this is done judgment, rebuking, shame, repentance and salvation or a clean soul and a new heart will be the result.

Yes a revival will take place.

Men can not do this work, only the Holy Spirit can, and He only will when men desire it.

I will write more on the cure for the body of Christ soon. Amen

Yet now I write, be encouraged if you are surrendering to God, for that is the way to liberty with Christ. Bow the head and bend the neck and know that the Holy Spirit will speak for you at the throne of God. Yet you must worship God, pray and read his word.

Be enlightened by the power of God and know that all things are possible by Christ, yet be near Christ that you may be crucified to this world.

For God loves the contrite heart, Christ loves who follows the fathers commands and the Holy Spirit will guild all those who seek. Amen.

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COMPROMISE THE WIDE ROAD

Compromise

Compromise; Brings Confusion

Compromise: The Art Of Allowing Sin To Enter A Man, Church And Society. In The Name Of Love, Peace and Unity.

Part III Judgment A Gift From God

As I stated already; Because the fear of God is far from men the consequences of God is far from men. When the consequences of Gods judgment is far from men, the ears of men are deaf to rebuke, that has been sent by the Lord, through men.

For a man who will not judge an evil matter through prayer. Will then not use reasoning spiritually through prayer. Then he will side with his emotions and compromise to a point that what should have been judged, will become normal within a short time. In the man, church, and society.

I will prove my point. You want to stop sinning, I tell you, “Throw your television away.” and do not be entertained by this world.

I tell you, “The television is the mouth piece of the world, and is filled with the lies of hell.” The majority of people, will then stand up for some of the programs as good on the television.

I tell you, “That the television is filled with evil, and its commercials are a witness against Godliness.”

For the television to be accepted by men, at one time or another, it only took a few men to compromise by allowing more of the world into their hearts, homes and societies.

Just sixty years ago, people as a general rule would have not allowed, what is allowed today. I am speaking even about the heathens.

believe me, this came about by men not praying, and then they were taken away by their own emotions. In other words, they made a judgment through feelings of the flesh. And that judgment was to allow what was not allowable just a generation or two before their time.

My hope and prayer is that you will have nothing to do with the television or anything that is at enmity with God, because to compromise will lead to a lack of reasoning.

This is because I love you, and rebuke any man who loves sin. For God will not compromise when it comes to sin. Yet he will repent, if a man turns from sin. To not bring harm upon the man or whole city . Jeremiah 18:8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.

My point being that until the body of Christ (the church) quits lusting after women as fish swim in water, and loving this world. We will never have an impact on the world. Because compromise has made us as the world.

When a man chooses to compromise, with the ways of sin. He losses the capability to be used by God to help transform people into the image of Christ.

For compromise makes men into the image of the flesh.

From one man to the whole body of the church: So long as men no longer fear God, God could even send a man to rebuke a man or men (by love, as long as the one rebuking is not doing the same sin.) and the man or men will not listen.

Do to a man being taught to compromise instead of using judgment, by reasoning through worshiping and prayer.

Compromise; Man’s Path

Compromise is practiced and taught to such a degree, that is has come to the point that a judgment could be said, “lusting is a sin that must be stopped in your life or your life is in great danger of the judgment of God.”

And nearly all men could reply with a thousand answers of chaff, and say, “who put you over us?” And God would even send another, and that brother can give a rebuke, and another can say, “do not judge, not unless you be judged.”

This is all due to compromise within the hearts of men.

I have just shared with you that lusting after women can bring the judgment of God, I believe this because I was in great error, under the belief that I could live like hell and go to heaven, for I compromised my own heart to lean towards evil, with a thousand excuses.

I will rest my case on this. I know what went through my mind when I lusted after women, and I know what goes through yours when any lifestyle of sin rules it. Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

If a man can live a lifestyle of sin and go to heaven, then any and all sins can go unchecked by any man. And this is now being practiced in many churches, to the point that men compromise on the subject of every evil thing under the sun.

I don’t know a man’s exact judgment by God, but I do know the fruits produced by such a mind, that live a lifestyle of coveting and lusting. Are they fit for the kingdom of God?

Compromise; Where Is The Mercy Of God And The Grace Of Christ.

Where is mercy, grace and the love of Christ, one may ask?

The question is where is the reverence for God, have we received Christ’s grace, to sin more, that more grace may be given, God forbid and where is obedience to Christ because of our love for Christ.

Has this already not been the case, let us take a good look within our own souls, and then a good look around the church of today. As I shared, when judgment by the spirit is not used in love, through correction, to bring shame, there will be no repentance or cleansing of the spirit.

The result is that the flesh will begin to discern what is good and evil instead of the spirit.

When good and evil are discerned by the flesh, men are quick to cover their sins with, the word of God and those that are like-minded. God is sure to judge such men. For mans sin will find him out.

My brother I have shared this with you, because many men will tell you many things but to stop lusting after women and loving this world.

Yet I share with you, do not compromise, start living for God. Then you will fell the grace of Jesus and the loving-kindness of God. For living as Christ will bring one’s soul closer to the Father.

When holiness is restored in a man, he will naturally not follow sin.

If he continues to follow the life meet for him by God. He will become Christ-like. Overcoming the simple sins of this world and the greater sins of the inner-man. He will be restored to his rightful place; his love for God will be above all things.

Compromise; God Uses Men To Judge Men And Situations

Gods judgment through men breaks the jaws of men. In other words makes them silent. There are some great examples of this in the Bible. Yet I will share with you a simple story about how my jaw was broken by a man.

Two older Christian men were having a conversation with a Jehovah’s Witness. I decided it was time for me to chime in with my two cents (this was when I was under the delusion that I was saved by just saying I was a Christian, by doing the sinners prayer and living like hell.)

I said something about how Jesus was the one and only God.

The Jehovah’s Witness turned to me and said, “Before you tell me how to live, why don’t you quit shacking up with that women that you are with.”

That’s how you break a man’s jaw. I have grown since then and learned many lessons. Number one “something about a speck and a beam”

That Jehovah’s Witness, judged me, rebuked me and help change the direction of my soul, towards Christ. I am not a Jehovah’s Witness but I will remember that one well.

Jesus set the standard, for breaking the jaws of men; with a few simple words to a complicated situation. Those words we all know; John 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

Paul, judges a situation similarly, Hebrews 5:11-14 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. 12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Paul has made the following judgments: that these men should have been leaders but were babes, to the point that they could no longer discern good from evil.

These men had come to the point in their walk with the Lord that they had back-slid-en to being babes again or out right unregenerate’s. And Paul let them know it, from the perspective of what God thought of the whole situation.

That they should be judged and corrected, with the hope that the outcome would be that they would repent of the situation and become as God wanted them to.

This all came about by the lack of spiritual food and fleshly desire. Milk is good for babes of Christ, though a man of God needs meat. Due to the lack of meat for the inner-man, these men’s souls had fallen into a state of moral decline to the point that they could no longer tell the difference between good and evil because of compromise. Yes compromise.

If you think that is hard to believe, think upon this; can men lust all day after women, go to the events of this world, love the entertainments of this world, love the customs of this world and love Jesus Christ?

Again, Paul judges men by calling them carnal, to the point that he could not even speak to them as regenerated.

1 Corinthians 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

Paul has just judged men as carnal, yet it is their actions that witness against them, the judgment is just a reaction to the sinful actions of the people from the inside to the outside.

John the Baptist  judged men to make two points, that the church of today could learn from. Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance.

John sets the standard for God, first he calls these men what they are, a brood of vipers (he judges them). Christ also calls these same men vipers. Matthew 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

John then tells them who they are from within, the people of Israel came to John to repent of their sins, but these men came to not flee the wrath to come but, to listen to this spectacle in the desert (people still do this today, they come to hear the word of God preached, but have no intention to become effected by it.)

Yes, men compromise. Yet they do not commit to godliness. If a man does, compromise will be gone from his ways.

Then John finishes with the cry of any one sent by God. bring forth fruits meet for repentance.

This was the way to salvation taught in the old testament, by the prophet of the old testament and the new testament.

Peter told the people, “who you killed” then went on to say repent. This manner of witnessing will never change spiritually.

What does this have to do with compromise; everything.

With out knowing who you are, your mind will always elevate you to a better place than you are. Yet when God sends someone to judge men out of love through holiness.

In most cases, men will compromise and side with sin. Men know who they are and  know the remedy, either receiving it with a contrite heart or rejecting it with a stiff neck.

Compromise; God Hates When Men Do Not Judge Correctly

God sits men in authority over men and expects them to judge matters in a godly way. Kings nor priest are exempt from this. Jeremiah 22:16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the Lord17 But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.

You have heard the word but it has not stuck, why?Without judgment on the behalf of wisdom there is no rebuke, that can cast shame upon the man who needs spiritual correction. That he may have a clean heart or better yet, be transformed by the power of God, into a new creature.

In other words, when a man tries to preach from the pulpit and tell you to live a better life, it won’t stick to your soul, like oatmeal sticks to your stomach. Why not?

Because the man who is preaching in most cases has his moral compass pointed towards the ways of this world. Don’t believe me, ask him. Simply put, ask him, “Do you lust after women, do you watch the television and does your house do as the world. (from entertainment to dress).”

When he gives you his answer, you will know his heart by its fruit. If he sides with sin, his fruit is of this world, if he sides with righteousness his fruit is of the Father in heaven.

His answer has been made by how little or how much he has compromised.

Why are men still captive to the things that hold the people of this world in bondage. Because men follow the ways of the people of this world. From those who lead men to those who men associate with.

I judge a man, who loves this world and the things of this world, in danger of hell. For the word of God tells us that no man can love the world and love God. 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world,the love of the Father is not in him.

This is not a time to judge what I have written but a time to pray to God about what I have written. For my confidence is in Christ and my hope is in Christ. For I ask you to not compromise and to quite living in sin by faith and works.

I cry out to you, be not fooled as the drunkard, be not fooled as the good man and be not fooled as the moral man. But I say be in Christ, and not of this world or the ways of this world.

Compromise will retard and cripple the spirit of a man as nothing else will.

I will share it again; not to reiterate the same thing over and over, but to show the importance of the subject. The more I share the same subject the more attention it should be given. Because holiness has been lost, due to men being far from God, there is no reverence for God, therefore rebuking anyone has no authority from above. This has all come about because of the belief that people don’t have the right out of love to judge any more.

Due to compromise, men will judge and it will be that good is evil and evil is good.

And that belief came from emotionalism turning a man farther from God. To the point that he will compromise on the most vilest of subjects. Unless they are popular sins to come against.

When we as a people loss the right to judge our own people within the body of believers. Wisdom can no longer be found within the body of believers, to judge the simplest of matters to the more weightier matters. 1 Corinthians 6:5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

Again, when judgment is not used, rebuke is not easily found, when rebuke is far from the lips of men, holiness is usually abandoned to the notion of acceptance. Then all things under the sun are acceptable in the eyes of men, and nothing is put to shame that repentance may come forth.

For shame brings repentance and repentance brings salvation or the cleansing of ones soul.

If there is not repentance, then what is there? Acceptance. And compromise is the birthing place of acceptance.

Yes, there was a time when men feared God and His ways, they were judged as reprobates (men of immoral character). They kept far from the local house of God and the ways of God. They knew if they pondered to close to the church that they might get good and saved.

These men did not compromise when it came to the ways of living for “Self.”

Yet some men came from the other side of the tracks, and God struck them with the branding iron of salvation. These men were told who they were (they were judged) what they had to do (they were rebuked, (corrected) and told to make an open confession to receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior.

They were expected to act in a godly manner from that day on, they were expected to forsake the world, and they were expected to adhere to the ways of Christ.

The leaders of the church, did not compromise nor did the congregation on the greater matter of living a sin filled life.

Take note, the holy men of the Bible did not compromise

Of course, everything was not perfect, but men of old on a normal basis. Had a more Christ-like life then those who live today. Again this is the reason for this: holiness is at an all time low in our society, and even shunned in most church circles, because holiness is absent, the fear of God is absent.

Therefore, nearly all men employ the flesh to covet all things. It has become the normal thing in our society to compromise instead of to stand firm.

Because of compromise, Leaders or others can not rebuke anyone, and when they do it has no power because it has no purity. For they have been bought with a bribe (coveting) and their hearts are crooked. (there are exceptions to this but I have witnessed few in twenty plus years.)

Men in the church find themselves in a vicious circle of trying to fight sin, but loving sin. Then getting approval of it from the leadership of the church, and there brothers.

Compromise is a cruel enemy, giving a false peace for a moment and then hell for a gift.

Compromise and purity do not mix, the narrow path cannot be walked upon by feet that compromise, compromise is no friend of holiness and compromise is not within the mind of God.

It’s what happens when men no longer allow judgment by the spirit to be reveled to men, to bring rebuke upon the heads of men.

That the souls of men would be shamed, unto repentance and the sins of men would be thrown into the sea or that salvation would come to millions of men. Instead they are accepted as they are. Because men compromise to not offend.

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REASONING LOST

Reasoning Lost

Reasoning Lost

Reasoning Lost Due To Judgment Being Made Without God.

Part II Judgment A Gift From God.

Reasoning, used to be a natural ability that men and women would to put into action, when it came to performing nearly all their duties. Why do we as a people no longer think things all the way through?

First off it will take’s Judgment to bring fear into a living soul. This is easy to see in the physical realm. When anyone is driving on any given day and an officer of the law pulls behind the, fear overtakes them. When the officer turns on his lights, fear grips the person.

When an officer gets out of his car with his ticket book in his hand it is always a bad sign. When all is said and done, you are upset, not at the police officer so much. You are upset at how much the ticket will cost you.

The law of the land brings fear into men and keeps them in line to a certain degree.

Where there is no fear of the law, there is no heed to following the law because there are no consequences to breaking the law. There is no better example of this, than on the freeways in Southern California. The speed limit is 65 miles per hour, but nobody does under 80, and I mean nobody. I don’t when I go down there (and I have not had a ticket for over twenty years) if I did I would literally get ran over.

Reasoning; Knowing God To The Fullness Of One’s Ability

It is the duty of every follower of Christ to fear God the Father and do his commandments. Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Christ had the same message in the new testament; John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

Reasoning tells us when we love our Lord, we will do his commandments. Not out of a “robotic ritual act” but out of adoration to please him.

We have seen when man losses his reasoning capability. For if Judgment is spiritual discernment and this discernment tells us what good and evil is. Then it can be said that reasoning is the spiritual ability to know how to think and act when a decision must be made according to what is good and evil.

Reasoning will bring a man to pray to God.

The loss of reasoning will come to the man, church, city and nation that no longer fears God. This comes about by the man believing that he no longer has a great need for God. This is the beginning of the losing of reasoning.

As I stated before, this comes about from not knowing God in His fullness. God without judgment is like a judicial system without the authority to punish or reward in any manner. To the obedient there would be no reward and to the disobedient there would be no punishment.

Yes without judgment heaven and hell become meaningless and without reasoning, hell is not feared and heaven is not sought after.

With this type of mind set, a man is easily moved far from the fear of God, and his reasoning will naturally go to the way-side.

No man would think that if he can sin more, God will forgive him more. Yes we are forgiven our sins and we will commit sin, unto the grave. Yet no man can live a life of sin and be rewarded in the next life with heaven. (There are a few exception’s.)

Yet today a man is generally taught in the Common Church, that he can live a lifestyle of sin and will be forgiven for doing so. His reasoning (spiritual wisdom) is dulled by man’s thinking. And I will rest my case; no man will go to his prayer closet and think God, for letting him sin more. Nor will a man be at peace with God who lives such a lifestyle.

Something will replace reasoning, if a man does not pray regularly to God.

Reasoning Will Be Replaced By Emotionalism

A man who lives a lifestyle of sin, will cast his reasoning aside and in the long run emotionalism will replace his reasoning.

This I have seen to many times, for I know today that the judgment of God is far from the souls, hearts and minds of men. For where there is reverence for God, there is little sin, because love bonds Christ with the saint. Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

The result is that the saint, does the commands of God, out of love for him. Yet judgment from God brings fear, and a man’s fear of God brings mercy from God. Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

The man who strives to do the commands of God is a friend of Christ. John 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

God has a tender place for those who fear him as judge, for fear brings a contrite heart and a humble spirit to the table of repentance. Fear is a great measuring stick for all of us when we think to high of our selves. Our reasoning will play a pivotal role in what path we will take if we ever think to high of ourselves.

For when the fear of God is placed within the souls, hearts, and minds of men. They come to their senses, that is their reasoning is restored. The ways of a sinful life will be shaken to rubble, out of the stiffest of necks and the hardest of hearts. Knees will fall and the faces of men will look upon the earth. Or they will rebel as in the days of Moses.

Reasoning; Not Being Judged Results In Reasoning Being Replaced By Compromise.

You will never quite the sins that rule your life until you fear the one who judges the sins in your life. I know this personally, I did not fear the consequences of the judgment of God, more than I loved the pleasure of my sins.

How could this be? I was taught it, by the leaders of the church, in such excuses as, we all sin, its our nature, nobody’s perfect, the flesh can’t be saved, don’t judge unless you be judged and a thousand others.

Yet none of these excuses worked for me in my prayer closet, until I found myself praying upon my face, for mercy from God, fearing the judgment of God.

I always continued to pray to God, and my reasoning never left my soul. And this brought me to a conclusion.

The fear of Hell, will put a man on his knees, the wanting of heaven will put a man on his face, fear makes men tremble, mercy makes men be thankful and grateful.

I tell you the truth, most likely a man has never judged you correctly by the spirit. That is his reasoning was in reality; emotionalism (he didn’t want to hurt you, he just wanted to make you fell better.)

I will give you an incorrect example of judgment: you go to the local church leader or brother and speak to him about your sinful life, and how it is full of lusting after women. And the love of this world. He nods and answers back with an “ice breaker line” then he tells you a thousand excuses about how the flesh is weak and the nature of man is what it is. Also pointing out that he struggles with that area in his life too. Then he gives you some Bible scriptures to back up your way of living a sinful lifestyle, then gives you the “your a good man talk” and sends you on your way. You nod your head and move on.

He has just judged you; without the reasoning of the spirit. This is his judgment: you are just like me, and we will both be just fine. We are forgiven of our sinful lifestyles by grace (he will use the Bible to back up his way of living and yours too.) He has judged you as being a good Christ-like man, just as he is.

This is my judgment: Your soul is perverted in the eyes of God because you bow the knee to women and the world instead of God, your heart is filled with imaginations of women and what you want from them I will not write on paper, and your mind is at enmity with God, because its motives are set on the love of this world.

The only possibility that you have at serving God is to repent to God, ask Him to give you a new heart, to cleanse your mind, and to destroy the high places within your soul.

I know you, I used to be like you.

Before you judge me consider the following. The incorrect judgment of men agree with sin and a sinful lifestyle. My judgment of a lifestyle of sin, commands you to remove the sin from your whole being. Through Jesus Christ, and this can only be done by a man who fears the consequences of his sinful lifestyle more than the pleasure that it brings for a moment.

Pray to God to restore your reasoning. Where are you going, and where are men taking your soul. You already know, I plead with you my beloved brother. Pray to God, pray to God.

What is sad, is that if a man used his reasoning alone with God. He would see this. Not only does he not fear God, he does not fear hell. And because he does not fear hell, he does not strive for heaven.

What was the last time that you spoke to anyone about striving for heaven, to the point that you would be apprehended by Christ. Philippians 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

Reasoning; Where Did The Fear Of God Go

The final judgment of God is final, on earth and in heaven.

On earth we have seen the judgment of God, Noah and the ark, Sodom and Gomorrah. 2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 2 Peter 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

Were did the fear of God go? The question isn’t were did the fear of God go? The question is why do men no longer fear God?

There is one basic reason for this, men as a whole are no longer close to God. If men were close to God they would fear God. That is they would reverence God, and they do not reverence God, or else they would not do what they do when they are alone.

Instead men are consumed by the world, and the world is filled with emotionalism.

God speaks from heaven and who are we, that we as men think that we do not need to listen to the voice of heaven, bow the knee to Him who is the King of Heaven and do so in awe of his Majesty, holiness and His Glory.Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

Our God is a consuming fire. None of us fear God enough. When a man does not listen to God he is far from God, therefore he losses his spiritual appreci-ation of holiness, and when one losses there appreciation of a gift it is usually due to devaluing the gift and the giver. For a substitute gift which the person will love above what was given by the first person.

 

No man who proclaims Christ as his savior, would ever trade his place with Christ for anything.

Yet because of reasoning being lost to emotionalism a man will have a street of idols within his soul.

When a man devalues what the Lord gives him, he has in all essence sold his soul, for gain in this world. And if a man gains in this life, he will lose in the next. My brother this is why you cannot quite lusting or loving this world. You are in love with the world, its ways and its things.

Until you deeply understand the holiness of God, and what He has done for you to cover your sins and mine, and what it cost him, you will never suffer pain to be delivered from a sinful lifestyle.

John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Those three verses are a reminder of the holiest thing ever done. For it is one thing to create the whole universe, it is another to surrender your place in heaven, to come to earth: To be born to only die so that sinners should be saved.

We cannot fully grasp what we read, with our feeble minds, even when they are filled with Christ.

When you can begin to understand that holiness, brings forth love and love brings forth the fruit of the spirit. You will understand we were guided by the law, but we are perfected by love. That is we know what is good and evil, but we do what is good out of love. John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Therefore this we know; Nothing judges like holiness, for holiness uses warning, wisdom, and mercy, and justice is the result. Yet my brother know this, that if holiness resides within you, you will not act unholy (defiled) as a life style.

Using Reasoning; God Hates The Idle Man And We Should Judge Him In Love To Awaken Him From Those Who Hate Him.

Yet God hates an idle man, he is the very essence of the sluggard. He can go for years, decades and even a whole life and accomplish nothing for the kingdom of God. Within himself, his home, or touch anyone around him with Godliness. He is filled with many things but none of them are from heaven. These are the things of idleness: what a man does with his extra time, what are his desires with that time and what will be fulfilled as the end result.

If I was your father I would tell you the following words as you where growing up and continually teach them to you. Acts of defilement are the works of idle words, that come from idle hearts.

For the light of holiness will shine upon the idle man and if he hides in the caves of sin, that are within his soul. This will be the result: Idle words fill the places where scorners of God congregate and the things they do. Idle words are as a house of cards. They are easy to blow down, yet worse they are burnt up as chaff in the judgment.
Idle words come from men with idle hearts, and idle hearts are absent of the holy things of God. And filled with the things and customs of this world. The idle heart loves the lax ways of the world and cares not for the laws of God. For the ways of the idle heart are not the ways of the heart that produces fruit in abundance. The idle heart is slothful in its duties when those duties are to be done to glorify God.

Men with idle hearts have idle souls.

The souls of men who are idle about doing the duties of God join themselves to souls who are without God. They participate in their customs, and love their things. They intermingle as one, for the slothful are slothful about all things except running quickly to sin. Men who have idle souls bow their knees to any and all gods and, goddesses. Their souls are filled, with goddesses and gods, but words of life do not proceed from their souls to their hearts nor off their lips.

Therefore men with idle hearts have idle souls, and the minds of those men are idle in the ways of God, and are filled with the ways of this world. Reasoning is far from their minds. For their minds are at enmity with God, running from here to there, using all their strength. Yet they do nothingness, for all their works are eaten by rust and moth.

For the man who is idle to the ways of God, is wise to the ways of this world, he is quick to join the scoffers of God and their ways, loving the coliseum’s, hippodromes, and theaters of today. The television, movies and entertainments of this world eat his time as worms eat wood. His reasoning is that of King Ahab;

The idle man knows sin and how to act as if it is a thousand miles from his soul. Yet sin dwells in all his members. His body is as wood filled with worms.

For the hands of a man do not sin, they just carry out the orders of the inner-mans desires. For can the roots of a tree be cut off from the branches and the branches live?

What does this have to do with the reasoning of man no longer being present?

If a man cannot take a judgment of another man, he will never take a judgment from God’s own word. Yes, it is true. The reasoning of too many men is no longer able to see the judgement’s of God as God’s love for them. And we need to look no further than the prophets, the wise men and Christ himself.

Let reasoning be the eyes that see the glory of God, let reasoning be the ears that hear the quite whisper of God and let the mouth judge by the spirit. The fruit on the tree of a man.

Can the inside of a man be righteous and the outside be vile?
One of the greatest books of judging men is the book of proverbs. I will give a few of the proverbs as examples: Prov 10:21The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom. Prov 15:10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die. Prov 11:3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy.
All those verses are judgments, and are judgments by the results of the works of men. Either men produce that which is holy through the spirit or defilement through the flesh.

To not use reasoning to judge a matter will make the matter all the worse in too many cases. And to many souls will be turned from the truth about God. Due to emotionalism and compromise.

When reasoning is replaced by emotionalism; a man will think instead of pray.

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JUDGMENT A GIFT FROM GOD.

Judgment; God's gift

Judgment; A gift from God, to be used wisely by men.

Part I Judgment A Gift From God

In the age that we live in, it is taught that, “Do not judge unless you be judged.” Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

When this one verse is used by men, in most cases it implies that the one judging is in error. And that error is that no judgment should ever take place regardless of the sin, in most cases.

Yet he who says, “Do not judge, has already made a judgment.”

Yet this I know, Judgment is a gift from God.

Judgment A Gift From God

From the beginning, God has given man rules to live by, Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

To make a decision without spiritual judgment, is as best a weak effort to do the will of God and at worst a strong desire to serve the flesh.

Eve made a decision to eat of the forbidden fruit, and that decision was with very little consideration for the consequences, from who gave the orders to not eat it.

From that day forward, man has used his judgment or spiritual judgment (discernment) to judge nearly all things that he does, for one purpose or another.

Yet, if a man wants to live a life closer to God. He will consider with God on how to use the gift of judgment, upon his own life, others that he loves and others with his sphere of influence. He will do this for the safety of the one’s he loves.

This is shown by his love for his wife and children. He will as a man of God, draw straight lines for his children to walk upon and a mighty spiritual wall to protect his wife. For he knows that the rod brings correction to his children and the staff protects his wife. Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

The rod and the staff bring peace to a home, honor to the father and love to all who reside within the walls of the home.

Yet judgement is used when seeing that which is good and filled with loving-kindness. Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

If anything could be learned at this point about judgment, it would be this; That judgment is used to discern that which is good or evil. And when it is determined through the actions of the person and or prayers an action should take place to reward or rebuke the person. One of the worse things that a soul can do, is see sin and say nothing, yet worse is to see righteousness and not stand up with it, in the presence of God.

The gift of judgment, from God is for the good of ones self and for others. In Christian circles, judgment is what we refer to as “spiritual discernment” in many cases.

In other cases, it’s just a simple matter of reading, the “writing on the wall.”

Why Can We Be Certain That All Holy Judgment Starts With God.

Why do I know that Judgment is so critical in the body of believers, it’s in the Bible, from start to end. And it is an attribute of God therefore it is an attribute of the saved. (all attributes of God are attributes of the saved to a much, much lesser degree.) Also we should be like Christ in all things that we do. And Christ used judgment while He walked upon the face of the earth, while John was in Heaven writing the book of Revelation and Christ will be at the final judgment looking at all of us upon our knees.

The difference between how God may judge men and men may judge men is this. God knows the beginning and the end of a man, his thoughts, motives and his whole being. Man gets a glimpse of a man by his actions, words and his association. And some times is given words by the Holy Spirit.

The New testament gives us a great look at both of these judgments. First Christ gives us the great Judgment of all men, who will believe in him by works and faith for all their days. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Yet God does not spare those who have not or will not believe in Him who is the Lord. John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Jesus on many occasions judged men for their conduct; here is just one case. John 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

Again Jesus shows us his judgment of a mans life; Matthew 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Here Jesus shows that He has always been the judge; John 8:25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning. 26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.

It is a sad thing when men are so close to God, that they know not what they say, then end up doing things that should have never been done to men who always spoke the truth. As in the prophets, the righteous people of God and Christ.

The power to judge all beings is in the hand of Christ, even the devils know this. Mark 5:12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.

Jesus’s Teaching To His Follower’s On How To use Judgment.

Jesus set the example for us on how we are to judge. In the New Testament Jesus gave us His word (mind) on how to judge men.

No man can truly judge all the things in a mans heart, soul or mind. And it is good that he can’t. I myself will not fully judge any man, nor can any man fully judge me. Yet all men judge men.

By this teaching should we judge men; what they watch, what they listen to and what they do. (all men do this to one degree or another.)

For what a man does with his eyes, ears and who he associates with dictates the direction his soul is going in. We as children of God are warned over and over about association. And the eyes of men were created to know the beauty of Gods creation, and to be set upon the things of godliness. The ears of man were created to hear the word of God. Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. And the whole body was created to worship who created the body.

If I was to say a man watched lewd shows on television, listened to the worst of music and purchased tickets to every sporting event in town. You would make a judgment on his lifestyle if asked to from others. Especially if it was the leadership of your local church asking.

We are safe to judge in this manner, because we are taught it by the Lord. Matthew 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

I know trees just a little bit and this I know. Fruit on a tree is on the outer branches of a tree, for all to see. The fruit of a tree takes a long time to produce. The fruit is produced by what the roots take in, how the branches are pruned and how much sun light it receives.

When a tree produces evil fruit, it is because the tree is corrupt. The fruit is only the product of the tree. Therefore we know that the root of the tree is corrupt making the whole tree corrupt.

John the Baptist in one of his judgments of men said this; Matthew 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

As I shared before, I personally understand trees a little, I live near many orchards, and I know why they tear up a tree by its roots, it’s good for nothing but fire wood. Yet a good tree, the same man will cut and leave some of the trunk. Then graft in new branches and that tree will produce even more good fruit.

Yet if I was to say a man keeps his nose to the Bible, knows the hymns some what and does not walk in the ways of the world. We would all use our natural sense of judgment and see this man, with godly morals through his works. And some may use their judgment to make the man out to be someone who is

legalistic.

Back to the judgment of men, it is essential that we know that Jesus taught us to judge men and women to praise them, to honor them, to correct them and to give warning to them. And in most cases we should do so with love.

Hoping that one’s soul could be given encouragement to carry on in the calling or a rebuke in the hope that shame would be produced, for shame brings repentance and repentance brings purity or impurity.

For if a man believes that he can do the works of this world and be in Christ he must come under the judgment of God, so he can be brought to the reveling, of the light of Christ.

My brother I do judge this, a man cannot love this world all the day long and be in Christ. He may be a good man, in many men’s opinion’s (Judgment’s) but he is not a righteous man. If he can lust all the day long, then can the drunk be a righteous man or the homosexual pray to God as a righteous man?

Do some not say in their own circles (some still believe this and they are correct,) “that the homosexual is going to Hell because of his ways.” Yet their own mind is as perverted as his. He sleeps with a man and it is against the will and ways of God. Yet some proclaim to be a follower of Christ are married and yet they commit adultery all day long, with their eyes, ears and with who they associate with.

Nearly all will cast judgment against what I just wrote or plead with God. Remember, we all must be blameless when we use judgment to see what we should do for another in the body of Christ, though it be for adoration or to bring shame.

Jesus Teaches Us How To Use Judgment

Let your own witness cast judgment on your own life and you will find guilt as you never thought existed or you will find peace with God that you did not know was their. For this I personally know, in both cases.

For Jesus taught us how to judge.Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye KJV.)

The teaching above is of great warning to men, especially men who are leaders in the house of God.

When men break this teaching they break a spiritual law of God. Romans 2:21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? 22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? 23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? 24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written KJV.)

Then how is a man to judge another? He is to be blameless in the sin he is judging another on. If not the wrath of God will find him out. We see this on a regular basis, as men are caught in doing what they preach against. Yes, weekly the leadership of the church is marched in front of the world. Wearing guilty clothing, of what they charged others with.

Though if the man is blameless, then he may judge the other on his sin. Matt 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye KJV.)

It is essential that a man is without sexual sins to correct anyone with sexual sins. First off it’s Christ-like, secondly it’s to love a brother enough to give him a rebuke, and a rebuke is better than secret love. And thirdly when a man is single eyed (that is without darkness) he sees the sin as little as a grain of sand.

That is he sees it through the spirit, it is how many men see the sin of being a drunk, they see it as little, wondering why the drunk cannot stop drinking. When they don’t drink. Yet at the same time they do judge the drunk.

And this is why I judge men who are full of lust’s for this world and the flesh of it. Not to hate them, but to bring rebuke against them, that they would be shamed within their soul’s, then they would face the cross of Christ and repent of their sexual sins. Once and for all dying to them.

For the sexual sins of this age are but as ashes to my soul, having no power nor beauty. Yet God has turned ashes into beauty. For I was judged by God, and hell was to be my home.

Yet by the Judge I was sentenced, and at the hearing of that sentence I pleaded for mercy, not that I could sin more, but that I could receive grace, that I could be free from the lusting ways of this world. And who but Christ heard my plea? Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

You my brother know this, you must be found guilty by God to be freed by Christ.

Now, you must fight the confusion of this age, when it comes to judging others who are outright committing a lifestyle of sin. You have in all probability been taught in one way or another, to not judge others. Read the Bible and see if you hear of anyone judging any situations of sin or sinful lifestyles. Then listen to your pastor as he preaches against living this way or that way of sin. And then pray and ask God, is this man’s writing telling me the truth or a lie.

This post is being written that clarity may rule the day. There are many men who will say, “people have no right to judge, do not judge unless you be judged, let them come as they are, is it not a heart issue, don’t we want new converts to come to the church, we don’t want to offend anyone and a thousand other sayings.”

The Consequences Of Not Using Judgment As It Is Meet To Be Used.

What the consequences have been and will continue to be if men continue on the course of not using their God-given gift of spiritual discernment, is that sin in all manners will be multiplied, holiness will be scorned at the gates of the church and the souls of men will no longer fear God. Yet worse if a man does not fear God, he will not strive towards the ways of God to secure himself a place with God through faith and works. That in the next life he may rest in the bosom of God.

Have we not already heard that if one is obedient to the ways of God and tells others they should be obedient too, that he is legalistic?

All this is due to holiness being replaced by a false love, judgment being replaced by emotionalism and rebuke being replaced by suggesting.
It is my prayer that men can return to the ways of holiness (purity), through worshiping, praying and the reading of the word of God. Also that spiritual men of wisdom, by judgment (life-giving words) could bring the fear (reverence) of God back to the souls of men. Also rebuke (could be restored in the church, instead of suggesting). Then witnessing could be done through the light of the Holy Spirit, by the power of God, in the name of Christ. First to the inner-man, and then to the world.

It will take judgment that any man may fear God. More than living a sinful life style and the consequences of it. It will take rebuke to bring shame to his soul, that repentance would be found in his heart, and come off his lips. Then salvation will fill his heart or forgiveness from on high will be poured over him, delivering him from the ways of lusting.

The glory of Christ will manifest through anyone’s flesh revealing their spirit to all who you know and, see. The witnessing power of the Holy Spirit will lead anyone to the promise land that is within them, and above them. The world will take notice when thirty-million men walk out of the Valley of Indecision into the loving hands of Christ, and their testimonies will be a glory to the power of God.

Yet none of this will be as long as the jaws of men are broken by the social ways of this world. The judgment of this world upon the body of the church has been on one way street. And that street has cast its judgment upon purity to the point that a word cannot be lifted in holiness, pointing out the most defiled things within the church. Without someone crying, “Do not judge, unless you be judged.”

part II will follow; Reasoning Lost.

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LONG-SUFFERING

Long-Suffering

Joy Through Long-suffering

Long-Suffering; From Youth To Man (part II of Long-suffering.)

Long-suffering will make a man out of a youth or an excuse making child who is in the body of a man.

A man will succeed to make his home a house upon a rock, who goes through long-suffering. Matthew 7:25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell not: for it was grounded on a rock.

He who goes through long-suffering will be as strong as his weakest point of faith. Therefore in many cases God will allow him to suffer more. For did not Joseph suffer enough from his brothers alone? Was not the loss of everything that Job had sufficient? And was not one whipping enough for Paul the apostle?

Yet these three men and a few others, such as Elijah, Jeremiah, Daniel and Moses take up a great share of the whole Word of God.

We could all learn a lesson from them.

Long-Suffering, Will Shape A Man’s Home Look Like The Tabernacle Of God.

A man who has gone through long-suffering within his inner-man will in some form, look like a holy man on the outside. That is his countenance will be pure, his words will not be a stumbling block to no man and the attire that he wears will give him a clean conscience and a blameless heart.

We need to look no further than John the Baptist, to see the clothing of a man who would go through long-suffering. Matthew 3:4 And the same John had his raiment of camel‘s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

Am I saying that we should all put camels hair clothing on with a leather belt? No. Yet society would not be hurt, if Christendom would dress more modest. And its leadership would lead the example. Believe me the world would take notice.

Yet most men will not even consider with prayer, how they should dress. And when we consider how the holy men of the Bible dressed, we do draw a picture within the frames of our minds. And those pictures do not look anything like the men of today. (in most cases.)

We are speaking on the subject of long-suffering, and to know pain in any degree is natural in this life. What is then the mark of the man who can put away his natural place to go through long-suffering. That not only his whole being can be established within Christ, but his house also?

Long-suffering; To Do The Deeds Of The Spirit

First he has kept himself pure when it comes to living with Christ. If a man has not been honest with God, then he most likely wasn’t honest with his wife. Therefore he won’t teach his children honesty and purity.

Yet if a man has been of upright character or repented and now lives an upright life with God. His house will take on the characteristics of the tabernacle of God.

As I stated, the outside of the man’s house will look presentable to the public. For those who say, “Don’t judge the inside of anything by the outside.” I would simply say, “I am speaking about laziness or just not caring, about the appearance of ones house.” Another way to say it is, “What a man loves, he takes care of.”

The outside of his house will have an appearance of Christ likeness. It is a shame that to many men who call upon Christ, can’t keep their yards in some what of a tidy manner.

Yet the man who gives up a little time for the care of his yard, will soon find his life is invigorated more by a breath of fresh air. Than by the sluggard who spends his day on the couch.

A little suffering at first will bring a little joy to the soul. 1 Peter 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. Now this verse has a much greater meaning than the trifle matters of one’s life. Yet suffering the flesh begins by the small things. Within the body and within the home.

Long-suffering has its reward, when a man walks through long-suffering his wife will fall in love with him as God intended. It is written; Matthew 19:6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

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LONG SUFFERING IN THE HOME

long suffering

Long Suffering

Long Suffering; Its Critical Role In Making A Man.

Long Suffering; The Building Of A Man.

Long suffering used to be a natural part of character building, for the majority of men and women in this nation. The work week was six days, holidays non-existent basically and fringe benefits were for the few. Yet….

Young men became men and how was this done? By example, *through non-participation with the world.

* My wife shared with me, how the early church, the church of the dark ages and the persecuted church of today, has suffered. Due to non-participation.

The over all majority of men in the church and the world did not participate in the wayward world.

Non-participation with the bent ways of the world, was the standard held by the by the godly and the good men of the world. They were taught this and they taught it, with good cause. Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

The majority of these men were farmers and knew first hand the saying, “One bad apple ruins a whole bushel.”

Men where different and the difference can be seen in how much they loved, God, their wives, family, and the creation.

Even the ungodly feared God to a point. As the preacher Billy Sunday said, “The majority of people are with good morals today.”

Long Suffering Was Always Close At Hand; To Mold The Youth.

As a child grew up, he or she experienced death first hand in to many cases, Within the home.

At the beginning of the 20th century, for every 1000 live births, six to nine women in the United States died of pregnancy-related complications, and approximately 100 infants died before age 1 year (1,2). From 1915 through 1997, the infant mortality rate declined greater than 90% to 7.2 per 1000 live births, and from 1900 through 1997, the maternal mortality rate declined almost 99% to less than 0.1 reported death per 1000 live births (7.7 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1997.  *Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Healthier Mothers and Babies.

To write it with tears, the simple fact was, “That it was a fearful thing to be pregnant, Knowing that the possibility was greater than ten percent that either Mom or the child was going to die within a year after birth.”

That one statistic alone brought men to their true state of existence. And that state was, they were fragile beings.

By age of thirty, a man could have, lost a Mother, Father or both, been shoot at (war) and had began to raise a family in a hostile environment. Nothing was sound on the outside of a mans sphere. Death, weather and a multitude of other things, were to close to a man. And those things alone humbled him.

Simply said, “Men of just one-hundred years ago went through long-suffering as natural as men don’t suffer for much today.

Long Suffering; The Youth And Young Man Had Some One To Go To.

Long suffering

Some One To Go To

First and foremost he could go to God. Many young men were raised in the home, church and public school to love and fear God.

Because the young man had a fear of God, he had wisdom beyond the ways of men. Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Close to God he found solace, therefore he could seek the rest he needed for another day behind the plow. Within his soul, there existed peace that surpassed all understanding.

When the young man went to his elders, starting with his father. He received consul on the things of life. A problem was presented to the father and the father considered the words he was going to speak.

Sometimes no words would come, only prayer. Sometimes words would come and give comfort, shame or sound advice. Yet on some occasions the young man was told to pray in his own closet.

The young man had the clergy. The local pastor in many cases lived blame-less just a hundred and fifty years ago. As the preacher of the town. He to lived through long-suffering. His pay was meager, his family was large and his time was consumed by God and men.

Long Suffering; The Fruit of Long suffering, the deeper place with God.

Before a youth could become a man, he had go through long-suffering. And before a home can go through long-suffering. The man of the home must be a spiritual man, who can withstand the sufferings of life.

How Does A Youth Go Through Long suffering?

First let us see what the word long-suffering means. http://www.blueletterbible.org/search/search.cfm?Criteria=long+suffering&t=KJV#s=s_lexiconc     makrothymeō

be patient, have patience, have long patience, bear long, suffer long, be longsuffering, patiently endure

For when a man is over flowing with love, joy, and peace. His constitution is better fortified to deal with the woe’s of life. For steel is not forged in water nor is the constitution of a man built on calm seas.

It must be examined why so many men have failed, when it comes to long-suffering. The first reason is that they do not have the first three fruits of the spirit in abundance (love, joy, and peace.)

For trials bring tribulation and tribulation brings patience to the spiritual man. Romans 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;Romans 5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

Trials are how the youth learns to go through long-suffering. And another name for trials is “test or temptations.” You will never find a man, who can withstand the storms of this world short on patience.

Who ever said, “Don’t pray for patience.” was most likely a man who was not a serious man about his place with God.

Patience is the virtue of every man of noble character. And patience will hold anger at bay. To the point that a man can go through long-suffering and not sin. Job 1:22 In all this did not Job sin, nor charge God foolishly.

It is the patient man who can reason with God, it is the fool who will not listen to reason.

The patient youth, waits for his bride, waits for the right house and waits upon the Lord in all his endeavors. His reward; Spiritual manhood, honor from his wife and respect from the wise.

Therefore in the end, the youth goes through long-suffering by patience. And how does he stay still? He worships God, prays to God, reads his Bible and sees the working of God in his life. He knows that God is real, He lives his life dedicated to God because he is not dedicated to this world.

It must be examined by every man who proclaims Christ. Why he can’t quite living a life style of sin. I will share it again, he lacks love, peace and joy. Therefore he lacks the ability to go through long-suffering.

The Reward For Going Through Long Suffering.

The greatest reward for going through long-suffering is gentleness. I speak of the gentleness (or meekness) of the spirit. For this reason; from gentleness comes humility.

You will never find a man who is not gentle and is full of humility. And for this reason, a man who is full of humility has a great leaning towards his Creator. He knows who his Creator is and who he is.

The gentle man is also a gentleman. He is thankful and loving, thanking more of others and less of himself. He has done what all Christians should want to carry out before the grave. And that is; he has restrained his behavior physically, emotionally and spiritually. Amen.

Part II will follow……

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WE ALL SIN; ANOTHER EXCUSE

We All Sin

We All Sin

We All Sin Is The Truth But We All Don’t Live A Life Of Sin

The excuse, “we all sin” is used to keep men at bay. Once I shared with a man that his television was having a bad influence on his young children. He replied, “We all have our sins.” Our conversation was short. And our ten-year friendship was ended soon after our conversation.

It is a sad thing to think, that what I wanted to share, could not even be discussed, prayed over or considered. I have learned over time that men will use the Bible as a way to stay in sin. Instead of a way out of living a life of sin.

We all sin, is the truth. No man is without sin. 1 John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. Yet when a man will use the phrase “we all sin, to keep men at bay.” It is a sad thing.

Why Do Men Say We All Sin

The number one reason is to keep men at bay. As I stated, before. Men don’t like to be found out. Especially if they are in a position within the church that requires them to be blameless. If the man is not kept at bay, he will then be told, “Do not judge unless you be judged.”

The number two reason for the use of the term, “we all sin.” Is the guilt effect. Who are you to tell me to be right with God, when you have sin too.

There is an old saying down at the fishing docks and it should be used here too. How do you keep a crab in a pot? Throw another one in with it. There is nothing like guilt to stop a man from getting to close when it comes to sin.

If you are going to share with a man to be right with God, you better be walking blameless with God. Matthew 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

The number three reason men use the term, “we all sin.” Is the great compromise. You know, you have your sin, I have my sin. let’s be quiet and get along, Amen.

Luke warm men, do this as a normal routine throughout their lives. They compromise everything to the point of turning good into evil and evil into good.

The number four reason men use the term, “we all sin.” Is to bring holy men of God down a notch and them up a notch. If this approach is used, it is easy to spot. The man trying to cover his sin filled life, will point out the life of so and so, and compare his to so and so’s. And you guessed it, So and so’s life is a wreck. Holy men are not moved by this gimmick and can see the fruit on the mans tree all the more.

There are a few more reasons, that men say, “we all sin.” But let us now look at the glory of God, and not at the excuses of men.

Turning Your Whole Life Over From The We All Sin Mentality

The grace of God

The grace of God

It is easy to fall into the pit of excuses to live a lifestyle of sin. And lusting is a lifestyle of sin. (Before you quit reading please read this whole paragraph.)The first thing one must recognize is that they are not a sinner who sins. They are a saint who sins. In the letters that Paul writes to the churches, does he call himself a sinner? No. Yet does Paul call himself the chief of sinners, yes.

What is a saint? http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?strongs=G40  ἅγιος hágios, hag’-ee-os; from ἅγος hágos (an awful thing) (compare G53G2282); sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated):—(most) holy (one, thing), saint.

What does this have to do with you not lusting any longer? Everything. For when a man believes that he is a sinner and only a sinner. He will tend to lean towards being a sinner. Yet on the other hand, when a man knows the truth. That he is a saint who sins, He will tend to lean towards holiness more. To the point that he will overcome the sins that rule his life. And in the end he will eat the fruit of heaven. Revelation 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Know The Teachings Of The Scriptures When It Comes To The Lie Of We All Sin.

When it comes to the Bible, the majority of men read it two ways. Either to live a life that promotes the “We all sin” mentality or let us be Christ like.

I can find hundreds of scriptures that back up both ways to read the Bible. Yet I can declare that there is only one correct way to read the Bible, by the spirit. The “we all sin” mentality comes from many sources. Though the root of all those sources is from the carnal man. And there is only enmity between the mind of man and God.

Yet the Word of God gives life to the man who drinks the word by way of the spirit. Be not fooled by those who are quick to give all the reasons that sin rules their lives. Be not to close to those who live the ways of the carnal man. For you may learn their ways. Know that God’s plan for you is to be as his Son. Know that temptation is for but a moment.

For the Bible will point a man towards Christ, the ways of heaven and teach him how to walk on the narrow path, if he reads it by the spirit. I tell you the truth, I say, “We all sin, but we all don’t live a life of sin.” And men who say they love you. Will share with you, “We all sin.” to give you an excuse to continue to sin.

The man who will excuse one sin, gives reason to excuse all sin. The man who will not excuse sin, will conquer all sinful ways of living while on this earth. 1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

Pray my brother, that lusting would not have you in bonds, but that you would suffer for a time in Christ, for your suffering will bring joy.

And your joy will bring you closer to Christ and farther from the happiness of the world, (Which is sorrow to the spirit.)

Test the spirits and pray and pray. And if a man says that I lie, let him proclaim it. And I will say, “Why are you bound by sin and not at liberty with Christ?”

We all sin, but the glory belongs to God. And we are all commanded to be as God is. Therefore we should strive daily through crucifixion to be perfect as our Father in Heaven is. Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

I end with this, let us be seen as a light to the world, add purity to this world as salt and watch our step in this world, with the lamp of God at our feet. Amen.

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THOU SHALT NOT COVET

Thou Shalt Not Covet

The Ark Of God.

Thou Shalt Not Covet; The Tenth Part Of Making A Statement Of Faith.

Thou shalt not covet should be the mark of every Christian. For men covet with their souls, heart’s and minds, then with their eyes and hands.

Yet the man of God, controls his desires by his love for Christ, himself and those closest to him. Matthew 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

What is coveting? In my opinion; it is to desire.

The last commandment is directly associated with the first. For the first commandment tells us to have no other Gods before us. And the last tells us to desire only that which is holy.

For can any man live within his heart and say to it, “thou shalt not covet.” Yet at the same time desire what is his neighbors.

Thou Shalt Not Covet; The Knowledge Of Sin

We have all felt, the sting of sin in our lives. And that sting comes from the law of God. Not that the law is sin, God forbid, but that sin is punishable under the law.

No man can turn the truth into a lie, when at the bar of God. Romans 7:7  What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

For all men know when they are sinning, just as all men know when they are in the will of God.

Thank God that He is full of mercy and loving-kindness. For a propitiation has been made by God for us, as we were dead in our sins. We shall be saved from our sins by the blood of Christ, Through works and faith.

May you feel unworthy, worthless, or out right spiritually dry, praise God. Your conscience stills feels the finger of God upon it. That is, you have not been turned over to a filthy mind. Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

It is good to know, that your soul still knows sin is sin. For the first thing to go in a mind gone astray. Is its ability to desire to judge the difference between good and evil.

Yet you my friend know that you do evil, just as I used to. Yet you strive to do that which is good. Though there are many things that you must war against to overcome that which is within your flesh, the world and the principalities.

Thou Shalt Not Covet; To Overcome The Flesh

Overcoming the flesh without Christ, is like taking a shower without soap. In other words, you may get a little clean but you will always have a “sticky” feeling on your skin.

There is a great difference, between being crucified to the flesh and quitting something that is a sinful lifestyle. One requires a change in life’s habits or learning to live with those habits by controlling them through some means. The other; death.

I will give you an example, there are two drunks. One gives up the bottle, but goes to A.A meetings all the time, works a good program, and pours his life into not drinking that day and every day. For the rest of his life.

The other, crucifies his drunken ways upon the cross of Christ and is delivered from being a drunk, he doesn’t take a drink again all his days. The big difference between these two men’s staying sober is that one is natural and the other supper-natural.

For a man to crucify the flesh, to a mind-set of “thou shalt not covet.” He must have a desire to covet the things of God and not the things of the flesh. Romans 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

One must set his eyes upon the things that come from above, to conquer the things that are from below. Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

A life style of “Thou shalt not covet,” takes faith, hope, belief and time.

Thou Shalt Not Covet; Warfare Against The Flesh.

The greatest thing a man can do to combat coveting the things of this world is to; worship God.

The worshiping of God will do more for a man than ten thousand in-structors. Worshiping God will take a man’s soul and put it in the hands of God.

This is how powerful worshiping God is, A man can measure how much sin he has in his life by how much he worships God.

Therefore, set a straight course within your heart, mind and soul to pursue God, by worshiping Him. For when this is done one’s focus is off self and on God.

God and God alone will conquer the flesh of any man with any sin at any time. If that man desires to have sin removed from his life. Can you not see, one of the greatest reasons for sin to exist? Is to measure the level of love that men have for God or themselves. John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

It must be looked upon by every heart that cries out, “Thou shalt not covet” any longer. This simple message, “One must worship God, before praying to God.” There are exceptions to this rule, yet it will hold water in most cases.

For these reasons; one, that we enter in to God’s presence with praise and thanksgiving. Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Just as a man will pray before reading the Bible, so a man should worship God before praying to God. For the righteous man worships and prays to God, and his prayers avail much. Secondly; the worshiping of God will destroy, the ways of a man, will humble a man and will show a man who he is and who God is. In the end, the man will feel, incapable of doing any task that the Lord may ask him to do. But will end up doing it, out of love, and fear.

The first hurdle, of “Thou shalt not covet” has been passed over by faith and works. The flesh, will just begin to fight.

Thou Shalt Not Covet; Warfare against the flesh, Prayer.

If a man sets out to worship God, to the point of being apprehended by Christ, he will run into serious problems immediately.

The first thing that will happen to the man, is that his soul will begin to be shaped by God. This alone will bring a man to his knees and he will begin to pray more or stop all together.

If he prays more, his prayers will be for others, and this is were “Thou shalt not covet” is birthed within the soul, and the man will begin to put others above himself.

Any man will begin to see how God see’s, and he will begin to know how Christ thinks. Then he will begin to act like the holy spirit.

He will not be able to covet anything his neighbor has because he won’t be able to go against himself. In other words, “Thou shalt not covet, shall be his way of life.”

He will to a great extent fulfill these two verses. Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Matthew 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Thou Shalt Not Covet; Destroyed

Our greatest witness to a coveting world, is to not covet the things of the world. We should be blameless in a world that is quick to blame and accuse.

Love, is our greatest weapon. First we all must love the Lord and his ways. For obedience is greater than sacrifice. 1 Samuel 15:22  And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

As well as being obedient to God, We should be so loving to those within our own homes, that they tell of it from the roof tops of them.

“Thou shalt not covet.” Will be destroyed within the soul of the man, who seeks Christ and by faith, builds what cannot be built with hands. Amen.

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False witness against thy neighbor.

False Witness Against thy Neighbor

God is always near

Do Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor; Part IX Of Making A Statement Of Faith.

Do not bear false witness against thy neighbor has grave consequences against the man or women who does so. Proverbs 26:28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

Men plot deeply within their souls. And their plotting is usually done against the just.

And who is the just? usually  a man who brings the light of Christ to a dark soul.

Bearing False Witness Against Thy Neighbor; The Consequences.

God abhors those who bear false witness against thy neighbor. For this reason; the pain it puts upon innocent men. Remember most men speak evil against others who are of noble character.

Moses knew this very well.

When Korah  Gathered his group of stiff necked men against Moses, the illustration drawn by the finger of God, was the fate of all men who are so stiff necked. Numbers 16:1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown: Numbers 16:3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the Lord?

When these men gave false witness to others within the camp, it was not for the glory of God, it was about who was in power!

When the finger of God moved, Korah and his followers were swallowed and were never to be seen again. Numbers 16:32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.

And though out history, power has dominated all forms of religion except for a few slivers of light that have penetrated the souls of men; in the form of the prophets, seer’s, wise men, the word of God, and above all things the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ.

We have been fortunate to have such men as A.W Tozer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, J.R Miller and a few others who have brought us the light of God in a pure form, that we know a true witness of God.

Bearing False Witness Against Thy Neighbor; The Problem, Men Trying To Bind Up The Ways Of God.

In all cases, when men bear false witness, it is for their benefit or others who are even more evil than they are. The prophets blood runs through the Bible, and the end of the eleventh chapter of Hebrews was written in blood by martyrs. How many of these people falsely accused?

God has always sent his message, and man has always tried to twist it just a little bit. And in some cases twisted it to look like a pretzel. Yet the ways of God have always prevailed.

We have reason to continue to hope, For when we keep our eyes upon the things that are from above, we do not think to do the things that should not be done. Even if things are done to our souls that are the things of this world.

To Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor.

To not bear false witness against thy neighbor one must love truth more than covet what thy neighbor has, what thy neighbor doesn’t have and above all things be content with Christ as their God.

It is easy to exaggerate evil about a neighbor, if one runs in haste with his feet and tongue.

It is better to be still and speak not a word, Yet it is greater to not even think evil about your neighbor. Unless the Devil is given an opportunity to guide your heart for a moment.

Should we all make a place within our hearts to know a matter fully. Should we all consider God more, when it comes to our tongues? Should not those who proclaim Christ, have a pure tongue in all matters.

Simply said let us be pure.

The Conclusion: Of Bearing False Witness Of Thy Neighbor.

All who bear false witness against thy neighbor are apprehended. For a guilty mind is a powerful clamp upon the conscience.

If you lie, you will be caught in one of three ways. One; by someone who loves you. Two; by someone who hates you and three; by someone who can judge you on this earth or in your next life.

If you bear false witness against thy neighbor habitually. Come to Christ and ask him to forgive you. Cry out and fill your pillow, let a stream of tears be your companion and let your tongue be silent.

Be not found at the bar of God, without having repented of your sin. Know that the Lord loves a tongue filled with righteousness. For righteousness is a friend of Christ.

Know this also, when your tongue is pure, your heart is. And when your heart is pure, your prayers will avail much.1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

Bear the truth, for it is easier to live by one truth than ten-thousand lies. Amen

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THOU SHALT NOT STEAL

Thou Shalt Not Steal; The Commandment That could turn the world towards God.

Part VIII In Making A Statement of faith.

thou shalt not steal

Offering sacrifices to strange gods.

Part VIII Making A Statement of Faith.

Thou Shalt Not Steal; Not Stealing From Others

When it comes to stealing from others, men are quick to count themselves clean. The commandment Thou shalt not steal, needs little attention, when it comes to physically stealing from others, one would think. Yet……

I will point out a few things, when it comes to thou shalt not steal from others.

One of the easiest places to steal from is the government. To many men who call upon the name of Christ, carry unbalanced scales into the tax accountants office. Micah 6:11 Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?

It is a sad thing when a man sins, it is treachery when a man plans out sin for months on end, every year.

Another place that is easy for a man to steal from is the rich man, better known as the “Company or boss.” Though a man may embezzle thousands or take a few screws from the company. The command tells us; thou shalt not steal.

Quick is the flesh to excuse a little sin, for a little gain.

Their are other places that men find easy to steal from. These place have one thing in common. The man and the place are not near to one another emotionally in most cases. Therefore the man can easily justify his breaking the commandment, “Thou shalt not steal.”

Yet stealing is stealing, in all cases.

Thou Shalt Not Steal; Stealing From Those That Trust You.

If you want to break the heart of a man or woman, break their trust in you.

Men are to quick to steal from those who are near them and in many cases they are suppose to be committed to them.

The greatest things stole today are things that can be restored, but cannot be. pure again.

I will explain myself; when a man steal a woman’s virginity, he steals her heart, by breaking into it. He brakes the hinges off the door of her heart, sits at her table uninvited and eats a meal that is sweet to the mouth.

Even if she has, invited him into her bed chamber. He as a man has a duty to God, to not eat what is sweet to the tongue and bitter to the belly. Revelation 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

He can repent, he can cry out to God and he can be forgiven. Psalm 51:4  Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Yet is it not better to be pure, for it is easier to live a life of purity than to live a life of impurity. For a man will suffer for doing good or evil. And temptation is for but a moment.

To often a man, steals what is not his for a season. Not letting the fruit ripen upon the branch of love. He eats, bitter fruit, that is forbidden by God and pays the price of broken trust.

If he would only wait, God would pick the fruit in its fullness and give it to the man to eat. So filled with love would the fruit be, that its sweetness would run down the mans throat and neck.

Can three strands be joined together to make a rope? If one strand is not joined to the other two in trust? They may seem to be joined, yet they are only twisted together with slight pressure. Never being bound together to the point of being shaped around one another.

Dread comes upon the man who continues to steal from others. For the day will come that he awakes and knows he has stolen from God and himself. This will happen in this life or the next! Thou shalt not steal is a broad commandment, written to keep us on a narrow path.

Another place a man does not heed to the commandment; “Thou shalt not steal.” Is when it comes to his word. In this manner; when it comes to making his yes a yes and his no a no. Matthew 5:37  But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

A man’s word is always tested when it comes off his lips, and will show what his constitution is pointed towards. And when it comes to golf, if a man cheats on his score card, he fools no one, and is known by all as a thief.

Never forget a man, who cheats with the pencil, cheats with his heart.

I will use a simple example of the last statement. Rick Warren was asked about his statement concerning homosexual marriage some years ago (proposition 8, California) He could not answer the question with a simple yes or no. Many may not like this, but the bottom line is this. Where their is not truth on a matter, the father of this world is close at hand.

To many husbands have this same problem, this comes from thinking to much about what people will think about one’s self, instead of what one’s self should be saying on the behalf of God. 1 Samuel 15:24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.

Thou Shalt Not Steal; The Solution

The solution to “Thou shalt not steal.” Is the same solution to all sin, Christ. And the way to no longer steal time from God is to spend time with God.

There is no greater thing to do with God when alone, but to worship and pray to God.

The reason for this is because when a man worships or prays. He is on Gods terms. That is he is in the spirit. He will be awoken to what God wants, does not want, who he is, who God is, what plans God has for him and a thousand other things through out his life that God desires for him to carry out.

To many men allow, the world to steal their greatest asset from them. And what is that asset? “Time.” No man will argue with me on this subject, who has a sensible mind.

That when a man goes to the grave, his thoughts will be upon the trinkets of this world, such as sports, entertainments, amusements, clothing, cars and all the other clutter of this life. THEY WILL NOT BE!

Then, live for the things that are precious to the heart, mind and soul. Make thou shalt not steal, a law within your heart to live by.

Pray with vigor, worship with love, and read the living Word of God, until it flows from you as a spring in a desert. Turn your home into a house of light, your life into a dwelling place for God and your family into a family that sings to the Lord, loves the Lord and praises Christ all the day long.

Be not a thief, and let not the world teach you thou shalt not steal. For it cannot teach the truth. It will say you deserve it, and it will pull you from God. The world will teach you, to love the things of the world. And these things will pull your heart from God.

The world will give you all you want, yet you will thirst and hunger.

God will give you all that you need and you will know it is from God.1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

May we all rest more in Christ and not steal more time from our Father in heaven. May we all surrender daily, be crucified daily and know the pattern that Christ has cut out for each of us to live by.

Let it be said in heaven, “Thou shalt not steal is written on my people’s hearts and worked out by their reverence for my throne.”

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THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY

thou shalt not commit adultery

Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery

Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery; The witness against the world.

Part VII In Making A Statement Of Faith

When a man makes a decision to not participate in the ways of the world. When it comes to committing adultery. That man has slapped the world in the face with shame. With the words; thou shalt not commit adultery.

His witness will be full of power. For this reason; his witness is not what he does, it is what he doesn’t do. And by not doing, he does what the world can not do. He does not participate in the ways of the world.

The first thing a man puts into action, when he does not lust. Is get the admiration of those who desire a pure heart or have one. People who want a pure heart, are always seeking those who walk a pure life.

By bringing the purity of life into any sphere of influence. A man will lift up the level of purity within that sphere. By simply holding onto the law of; thou shalt not commit adultery.

I will give you a little story. I moved into a neighborhood about twenty years ago and I began fixing up the front yard and in no time had it looking as good as my customers lawns. The next thing I knew, the neighborhood never looked better.

Yet that same man will have some problems. In being a witness for purity, impurity will hate him. Yet the man who proclaims, “thou shalt not commit adultery,” will stand by his love for Christ, by loving his brothers and sisters in the Lord. 1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

In the long run, he will weep, and morn, but he will be free from lusting. simply put he desired a small island instead of a lust filled ocean.

Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery; Honor Restored To Men And Nobility To Women

Men will never be honored, if they do not give to women what they need from a noble heart. And a man of noble character will do this one-act to all women at all times. He will protect them with all his senses, love, and strength.

What is noble character? What a man does when no one is looking and what he is drawn to when no one is around him.

The power of protection, can not be underestimated. First there is the power of physical protection. And with this power, comes great responsibility. And thou shalt not commit adultery, is one of the most powerful things a man can give to society.

And the greatest way to be physically protective of ones own body and the bodies of others is to be humble. For is not pride the reason that men fall in the flesh with their eyes, then with their bodies.

It is not weakness, for a man has great strength. When he sins as a lifestyle, especially the lifestyle of lusting (committing adultery.)

Yet when a man walks in humility, his flesh is humbled. And the ways of his flesh are put into submission by the spirit. Therefore he walks with a light burden of resisting the flesh. And in the end he will keep his bride pure and turn from lusting after the flesh. Or begin to keep his wife pure all their days.

When a man has kept his wife pure and continues to do so, he will be instilled with purity through and through. And she will give him his reward; her heart will be his, and she will call him devoted.

When other women joke of their husbands or speak in other manners that are unpleasing, she will not join their parade nor will she watch it. The carrying out of the commandment; thou shalt not commit adultery. has brought peace to her heart and her home. She is blessed and she knows it.

She will be above reproach in a society that is filled with things that are not well with God. She will be a witness to a dark world, she will show love, kindness and be a light to those who stumble. Thou shalt not commit adultery, will not be a worry in her household.

Her witness to this world for Christ, will be greater than ten thousand women who use the gimmicks of this world, to try to share the world to come. She has one trait that others lack; stability.

This stability comes from knowing she is the only one in her husbands heart, besides Christ. She is a complete woman, for a three stranded rope is hard to break. Ecclesiastes 4:12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

The second type of protection is spiritual, and only when a man puts his fleshy desires away. Will he receive spiritual protection from above. And this is why; when a man has not put his lusting ways underfoot. He is not praying to do so, nor is he worshiping God to do so nor is he reading the Holy Bible to do so.

Yet when a man puts his lusting ways away, it is because he is close to God and desires the ways of God. Over the ways of the flesh.

Spiritual protection is a super natural protection, and the commandment; thou shalt not commit adultery, is put in a man who loves God by faith to the point that God is more real than the flesh that covers the man. Job 1:10 “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.

When you receive, a hedge of protection from God, nothing can move it, except God. And worry not; We are not as Job and if we lived as Job, then we can worry about God removing our hedge of protection. Yet it should be every mans goal to live as Job.

Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery; Destruction.

We have seen for the last fifty years, the outcome of men committing adultery without consequences. This has led to the fall of man from his place of trust, the churches place of honor and the nations place of responsibility.

May God rule over us again, for all is vanity when men are out of the will of God. Amen.

Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery; The Conclusion.

Listen to no man, who speaks evil. And this is evil; to say that men can lust and God will not measure his sinful lifestyle, in the scales of God’s justice. If not, and grace forgives the lifestyle of lusting, then let us be done, with preaching against all sinful lifestyles. Amen.

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THOU SHALT NOT KILL

Cain murders Able; thou shalt not kill

Cain murders Able; Thou Shall Not Kill

Part VI In Making A Statement Of Faith; Thou Shalt Not Kill

Thou shalt not kill is written on the hearts of nearly every man, and it is with great caution, that we should all steer far from all degrees of anger.

In the world that we live in; one of the greatest witnesses of the power of God within a person, is that they are not drawn towards anger quickly. For if a man hates his brother he is as a murderer. 1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

Yet if a man loves his enemies, he is as Christ. Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

For if we pray for our enemies, do we not put them in the hands of God? And if we entreat them with love, do we not brand their consciences with the hand of God?

Thou Shalt Not Kill; For Man Is Made In The Image Of God. And Christ Came In The Image Of Man.

Let us look at the spiritual aspects of; “thou shalt not kill.” Men are quick to say, “I have never murdered.” And this is good.

Yet what do we do when we use the excuse, “that there is no good thing in the flesh or any other excuse to continue to live a life of sin.” Romans 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

Do we succumb to sin? Do we say, “sin is impossible to overcome through Christ?” For if there is no good thing in the flesh, What is to become of us, Hell!

No, For man is rescued from the sting of death, through Christ by faith and works. The answer to Romans 7:16 is Romans is; Romans 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

My brothers and sisters in the Lord, do you not see, we kill ourselves by serving ourselves. For the flesh loves all things but Christ who was resurrected and By the power of God.

Thou Shalt Not Kill; To Do The Will Of God

What is the will of God? 1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: 1 Thessalonians 4:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 1 Thessalonians 4:5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not  God:

What is the definition of concupiscence; a longing (especially for what is forbidden):—concupiscence, desire, lust (after). http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?strongs=G1939

We as Christians, should always be preparing ourselves for our groom, who comes from heaven. Or we should be preparing for our place with our Groom who we my see before he comes.

We speak of the “warped” mind of the man who is a murderer. Yet we all should examine our souls, for what do we do daily to keep our souls pure from the fiery darts of this world. Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

It is well written; thou shalt not kill, but I say it again my beloved brothers and sisters. It takes faith to stop the fiery darts of this world from entering into the souls of men. And it takes faith to be pure in an impure world.

And this I know, All things are either living or dying. Nothing on this earth stands still, and that goes for the spirit, it is living or dying.

Let us be a witness to the world, that by faith we live, and we live by faith through Christ, using the Holy Spirit by the power of God to overcome this world and its ways of killing that which is pure.

Thou Shalt Not Kill; Living Pure.

One of the greatest ways to not be tempted (tested) by the ways of this world, the flesh and the father of this world is; living pure. There is no greater example of this than Christ himself. He put the father of this world under his foot by having no desire, for the goods that were offered to him. He made the world as a foot stool, by not cleaving to it vanities and he put the fleshly ways of this world to shame, to the point of death, By telling the people of the world the truth.

When we as Christians live, we die. Thou shalt not kill will have a whole new meaning to the soul of a man. When he knows that he will die so that he may live. Jim Elliot said it best when he said, “Christians are not hated enough.” What he was pointing out was that, there was no great difference between the world and the common Christian.

We must as soldiers, commit to living for Christ and dying to this world. For the man who does not die to Christ, kills those who may want to come to Christ. For can the lover of this world, water the seed of God within a man? Can men really think that they can believe that they do not kill, when they themselves are under the delusion of serving Christ when they, serve sin?

I do not judge all men, be your own judge. Search your own soul, And look deep within. And meditate upon, “thou shalt not kill.” Then remember all that you did that day, and can you say, “I lived for Christ this day?”

For a man who lives for this world, will die sooner or later two deaths? For do not shallow roots, birds or weeds kill him? Matthew 13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

Therefore be not as the world, but have faith to the point of death, that you know, what it this means spiritually; thou shalt not kill. By living a circumcised life, therefore bringing life to the dead, giving life to the sorrowful and bringing the cross to the sinner.

The world knows its dying, that is why it’s full of hatred, Be a witness against death, and believe in thou shalt not kill, unto your own death to the things of this world. The dying will come to you, only when they know you are living for something worth living for. Amen.

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HONOR THY FATHER

 

Honor thy Father and Mother.

Honor thy Father and Mother

Part V of Making a Statement of Faith; Honor thy Father and Mother.

To honor thy father and mother in the age we live in, can be a difficult thing. Due to this sorrowful  fact; some Fathers and Mothers don’t deserve honor, by their own doings.

Before we go any further, let us agree what honor is. http://sorabji.com/1828/words/h/honor.html 4. Reverence; veneration; or any act by which reverence and submission are expressed,as worship paid to the Supreme Being. 5. Reputation; good name; as, his honor is unsullied.
6. True nobleness of mind; magnanimity; dignified respect for character, springing from probity, principle or moral rectitude; a distinguishing trait in the character of good men.

It would seem, contrary to God, to give honor to someone who is not deserving of honor, to the point that it would seem that one would lie in some cases to do so.

Then why should we should give honor to thy Father and Mother. When in some cases they are undeserving of honor? The first reason is clear, God commands us to do so. Yet, in commanding us to honor thy father and mother, God set the supreme example for us, in this manner; John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

Now if Christ honors us, by calling us friends. How can we not honor thy Father and Mother by calling them much more than friends. For it is true, that Christ calls us friends, and we are undeserving of such honor. Much more than our parents are of receiving honor from our hearts. For is there anything that can measure, the distance between us and Christ in nobility, that he should call us friends?

Yet while we were sinners, Christ died for us. Therefore, should we not die to our selfish thoughts and honor our own Father and Mother. For did not our Father’s seed and our Mothers womb bring forth our birth, and did not Christ bring forth our second birth?

More so there is a great reward for bringing honor to thy Father and Mother. Exodus 20:12  Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Honor thy Father and Mother; The First Commandment With Promise.

Ephesians 6:2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first command-ment with promise; The truth of the matter is this; The world has a thousand ways to lengthen ones life, through works (though no man may add a day to his life, without God.) Yet God has the greater way.

For the worlds way may lengthen ones life, but it will not take away the worries and sorrows of this life. Though this is the promise of God, If a person gives honor to thy Father and Mother, their days will be lengthened.

What a blessed thing, that a man should live with peace upon his heart and see his children’s, children have children. What a blessing it is to live long and live for the ways of Christ. Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children‘s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Let us be filled with good words, for our parents. For can a man speak evil against his own Father and Mother and well of Christ, out of the same mouth?

I know this first hand, the better I speak of people or don’t speak at all in some cases, the better I feel from within.

To honor thy Father and Mother is a simple thing to do, and every man and woman would be better off spiritually for doing it.

To Spiritually Honor thy Father and Mother.

To spiritually honor thy Father and Mother, will bring a blessing upon your head. For when one prays to honor thy Father and Mother; God who is the Father of all children, of the earth will bless thee. Psalm 66:20 Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me. God will not turn his mercy away from those who pray for those who he should pray for.

For it is one thing to speak kind words to men, it is another thing to ask forgiveness from God for not loving our parents. Let us love our parents, in this manner; that we love them, yet we do not accept the sins they did.

For did not God love us, yet he never accepted our sins. He washed them away. And when we pray to love our parents spiritually, we will never accept their sins but will have the burdens of yesterday’s sins lifted from our souls. That we may live in a greater peace with Christ and mankind.

If your parents brought you up well in the ways of Christ, and turned you towards those things that are from above, then you are indeed blessed, and most likely your children will be too. Be thankful to Christ that you had such upright parents, many did not and many more will not.

For we were not put on this earth to be loved but to love.

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REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY

Remember the Sabbath Day

Remember The Sabbath Day

Part IV of Making a statement of faith; remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8

This commandment, is one of the greatest witnesses to the world. And every man who calls upon the name of Christ should, hallow this day from all the other days of the week.

One of the greatest reasons for those who call upon God to hallow this day is because God hallowed it. Exodus 20:11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.

By devoting this day to the Lord; We should rest from the toils of this world, rest from the ways of this world and be far from the laziness of this world.

For the toils of this world, make us think too much upon the toils of tomorrow, filling us with anxiety in all things. Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Also we should rest from the ways of the world, for we must be in the world many days a week, but even if a man works every day of the week, and gains the whole world and fills all his barns, what is it worth?Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Also we as Christians should exercise our spirits to know good and evil, that we do not sit in the console of the scorners of God. By going to the places that the scorners of God gather. By doing so we become spiritually lazy and carnally powerful. Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. Let us all take heed and remember the Sabbath day.

I Am Guilty Of Not Remembering The Sabbath Day!

I have found with little effort, that I am guilty of not observing the Sabbath. The  Sabbath is a whole day, and at best I have given little effort towards hollowing the Sabbath from the rest of the days of the week.

I thank God, that He is quick to answer. The first thing I need to work on is getting more organized, six days a week, So that I may give to God one day a week.

I shall set out to do this thing, immediately. I thank you Lord that you have put a beautiful help mate in my life, for she is diligent to do what needs to be done, in the name of Christ.

Simple order in a house, means giving few orders to accomplish many choirs, delegated by husband or wife or both. And the pulling of their own weight, by what they are capable of doing. Setting an example of what is expected.

O’Lord guild us, and help us, be a lamp unto our feet, be a lamp onto the feet of our children and be a lamp unto our house. Keep us simple Lord, keep us straight, and keep us narrow. May you be our God in all this. And may we be your children. Amen.

I cannot do this alone Lord, Give me wisdom, understanding and knowledge, I thank you that you have given our home the desire to serve You more and our wants less.

Prayer for this night, time; That We Remember The Sabbath Day.

I have prayed and God has shown. I used to study with the children much more every day of the week and now I do not. What went wrong? The answer is simple, we kept having more children and I stayed on the old schedule and that schedule was built upon my ways.

It is easy to train two or three children compared to seven. Especially when the oldest is eight years old, out of seven.

When I look back though, If I was to ask my self, “Do I remember the Sabbath day?” the answer would be no. It was just another day in the week. The more I examine, to remember the Sabbath day, I see that I have a lot of work to do.

1. I need to prepare for the Sabbath day the night before, setting my heart, soul, mind and strength upon God. Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. (I have taken note that this is the first commandment.)

2. That when I awaken on the Sabbath day; I should remember the Sabbath day, I should plan no great thing, outside of God. (This is the second commandment.) Sad to say, of my own self, this is the first time I have seen this so clearly in my own life.

3. That if the world or flesh beckons to me, (I shall remember the Sabbath day and to keep it holy) to join them in any manner, I should decline. Setting a precedence of God above those other things. I speak of the things of the world, in this manner; Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. To put it simply, if the world loves it, I should not be within ear shot of it or eye sight.

This I say about the flesh, The flesh loves the lazy ways of life. If I should want to go fishing on the Sabbath, should I go? No. For what do I teach the next three generations of my children? Our home desires to remember the Sabbath day and to keep it holy. For the Lord tells me so, and society used to. And we were all better off for it.

I this I desire Lord; to remember the Sabbath day and to keep it holy.

Therefore I shall pray;

God, forgive me, as I have drifted from your ways, with my self and family. I have sinned against you and trespassed against my family. O’Lord how easy is it to run astray, yet how loving are your ways, and how full of loving-mercies are your statutes, I can not measure them.

Lord, let it be joined to my heart, that I should remember the Sabbath day. That I should guild my whole house towards you every day, for you are the Sabbath.

Lord let me not forget to remember the Sabbath Day and to keep it holy. For on that day you rested and our whole family should find rest in you. For you are the Sabbath Day.

Lord, my God and Friend, thank you for bringing my wife to me, that she gave me great help, that I should remember the Sabbath day. Amen.

I will give no further instruction on this commandment, until the time the Lords shares with me to do so. Amen.

Part II

Remember The Sabbath Day

I now start our families Sabbath Day on Saturday night and end it when I awake on Monday morning.

Things to reflect upon, to remember the Sabbath Day.

While our family does not go out to eat. It has come to me that it is not well for people to go out and eat after being in the Lords house.

First they are soon pulled away from the things of God and brought to the things of this world. For in a restaurant the senses are awaken to the smells of food, the listening of music and the sights of friends and strangers.

Do I say it is evil to gather with friends, nay! For what greater thing to do than to gather with friends for a day of love in Christ. For the children to grow up and see others who are cut from the same cloth and for them to know that it does not take a dinning experience to come closer to Christ.

Gathering Friends Within The Home Or Going To Friends To Gather. To Remember The Sabbath Day.

When two or more are present their Christ is. Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in the midst of them.

The last statement holds water well, if the saints gather (assemble) in the name of Christ.

Within the walls of a home, it is easy to stay in the confines of the spirit, if spiritual men and women are present. And what better time to sing a few hymns, pray and discuss the sermon of the day.

What better time while the spirit is awake and willing, to give the spirit more strength for the toil that the coming week will bring. What a time to give to others while the body of Christ needs healing and what better time to gather with the saints than when the rigors of the world have been put at bay for a moment. Though even better, If the Devil, principalities or this unjust world has done its harm to any. Should we gather within the walls of our sanctuary so that spiritual surgery can be done to those who need it.

Yet worse off are we if we don’t heed to this, Men say they do not work on the Sabbath Day. Yet they say, “They remember the Sabbath Day.” Though how can they say such a thing, for as they sit and do not work they make others work in serving them the delicacies of this world.

Therefore it is better to go and gather with the saints, to stay in the spirit when remembering the Sabbath Day.

Part III

As we continue to observe the Sabbath Day, I can’t but help notice that as a family we spend more time with the Lord. It is my hope that I can stay this course, and by faith and works may God help our family. Amen.

Will post more as I learn more.

In these past six months our family has learned, much concerning the Sabbath Day. The children sing more of our Lords hymn’s throughout the day. We do more Bible study at home and our children do more studies on the verses.

Also during the week, the children are now learning the names of God by writing them down. And I have given more time to the Bible from Saturday night until Monday morning with few exceptions.

May we all, be closer to God and farther from the hurry up of this world. For at least one day a week. To gather, fellowship, love and talk about the things from above. Amen.

I will add more to this post as our family walks closer to God.

 

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THE LORDS NAME IN VAIN

 

 

The Lords Name In Vain

The Lords Name In Vain

Part III of Making a statement of faith; do not take the Lords name in vain.

Taking The Lords Name In Vain; In The Natural Customs of Our Lives.

A good definition of the word vain is; http://sorabji.com/1828/words/v/vain.html VAIN, a. [L. vanus; Eng. wan, wane, want.] 1. Empty; worthless; having no substance, value or importance. 1 Pet 1.

When one takes the Lords name in vain, he has no value or importance concerning the Lord, in many manners. From being delivered from sins, to be being obedient to his Creator, to being in his soul who he proclaims to be with his lips and many other subjects on how one should live under God.

It’s natural that God would command us to not use his name in vain as the third commandment. For first commandment, tells us; we should love Him, secondly we should use our time to worship him above all things. And third we should use our hearts to pray to him and to carry out our duties as he has designed us to do. The second commandment, tells us to love no other but he who is our God.

In carrying out our daily duties, we as Christian soldiers should always know that the world waits for us to take the Lords name in vain. And how do we do this? By doing and by not doing.

First by doing what the world does; a man takes the Lords name in vain, who proclaims the Lord as his own, but does not do the things of the Father who is in heaven while living on this earth. 1 John 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

For what the world does, it does in the name of its father. Therefore the soldier of Christ should do as his father. All else is, taking the Lords name in vain. Matthew 5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

Secondly by not doing what a cross bearing Christian should be doing, that is rebuking the world by the way he lives. We say with our actions that the ways of the world are well.

When the flesh or the principalities do as they please and the man of Christ does nothing, he then after all has done everything, including taking the Lords name in vain.

The above, in a nut shell, is taking the Lords name in vain.

To Take The Lords Name In Vain, By Living A Lifestyle Of Sin.

When a man lives a lifestyle of sin, he worships God in vain. Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Everyone knows that just sixty years ago, that those who lived in any lifestyle of sin where guilty of hell or at best but youths as men, under the doctrines of the Holy Scriptures. It was just taught, that if you sinned consistently and didn’t turn your life around towards the ways of God, you were going to Hell.

Yet now the doctrines of men are taught, due to men living in a life style of sexual immorality (lusting-committing adultery). Therefore those doctrines of men now say, men can live in any lifestyle of sexual deviance and be excused from Hell. They don’t say it out right, yet they do give every excuse under the sun twice, that men may live in sin as a lifestyle.

Taking the lords name in vain, has become a natural thing to do, in the age that we live in. And it has cost man his moral compass.

Taking the Lords name in vain, when it comes to lusting has cost the church more in morals than all other sins combined. Listen, if men didn’t lust, homosexuality would not be a problem in the church or our nation. The divorce rate would be cut to nothing, fornication would be committed seldom and unity within the church would be ten fold. Taking the Lords name in vain, is sin and sin works best in the sea of “confusion.”

All of this can be traced to men taking the lords name in vain, simply due to the fact of how they live, day-to-day. Giving excuse to living in sin, instead of teaching the ways of dying to sinful lifestyles.

The end result of living a lifestyle of taking the lords name in vain, is this; That the name of the Lord is laughed at by the world, the power of the Lord is ignored by those who should know it and the presence of the Lord is far from both the heathen and the scattered sheep. keeping one in the will of God and the other out of the ways of God, until repentance.

As long as the church allows lusting to continue to be excused away, The Lord will allow evil to exceed the depths of Sodom. For Sodom was evil, yet they never claimed the Lord. And the church claims the Lord as their own, and yet takes the Lords name in vain.

For men give honor to their fathers and leaders, they pray for them and they speak well of them, and they do not take their fathers names in vain. Yet those who lust do all the above things, though when it comes to their father in Heaven they take the Lords name in vain. Malachi 1:13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith the Lord of hosts; and ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the Lord.

O’man of little faith, who cannot even bring righteous prayers to his closet. Because his house is filled with impurity, his soul with idols and his mind with the doctrines of man. Should God listen to the man who is unwilling to be gone with the sin that rules his being?

What is the answer? How shall I quite taking the Lords name in vain?

Living A life, That does not Take The Lords Name In Vain.

Living a life that does not take the Lords name in vain, cannot be taught in most cases. We live in an age, that to many men believe that we need to disciple men to live a life of Christ likeness. This is a good point, however it must be considered, too many men who proclaim with their mouths the name of Christ, live in the name of the father of this world and are his children.

Examine your own life, let me not judge it, let it be examined under the guise of God. And this is a good measuring rod, to see how one lives. If one lives any lifestyle of sin and if one lives under the ways of making excuses for their sinful lifestyles, they are a witness against themselves. Or if they fight their sin with all their hearts, minds, souls and strength. They to are a witness also, to themselves. There is a saying * (the man who quits praying  starts sinning and the man who starts praying quits sinning.)

This to measures a mans closeness to Jesus; How long will he allow sin to reside within his inner-man?

*I am sorry I forgot the man who said that.

If you find your life in shambles spiritually, no amount of discipleship will help you. And this is why, *(a deaf man cannot take in the beauty of the sounds of music. Just as a blind man cannot take in the beauty of the color of the leaves in fall.)

*Quote A.W Tozer

To be taught to quit taking the Lords name in vain, in most cases one must be crucified, to the ways of this world. Have you felt the sting of the nails of the cross upon your hands and feet, your hands so that you can not do evil with them, your feet so that you can not run to sin. Have you felt the spear of this world, so you may cry out to no one but to your father in heaven. Have you felt the railings of this world, have you suffered in humiliation, so that you could be raised from this world, in the glory of Christ?  And have you died to this world, so that all roads in your life are no longer towards this world. That is, *that the world is behind you and the cross is before you.

*That little saying is in a verse in one of the hymns that our family loves.

Do I ridicule you, no I love you, unto your soul, I point you towards the after life, not towards the life that is for but a vapor.

Taking The Lords Name In Vain; The Dangers

It is a woeful thing to be in the hand of an angry God, and let no man fool you. If you are taking the Lords name in vain, you are in danger. Deuteronomy 5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

This is the first commandment that tells us, if we don’t follow it, their will be a punishment from God. And it is better to be a blameless man in the hands of God, than one who will not be held guiltless.

What is guiltless?http://sorabji.com/1828/words/h/hold.html HOLD, v.t. pret.held; pp. held. Holden is obsolete in elegant writing. [Gr. to hold or restrain; Heb. to hold or contain.]
1. To stop; to confine; to restrain from escape; to keep fast; to retain. It rarely or never signifies the first act of seizing or falling on, but the act of retaining a thing when seized or confined. To grasp, is to seize, or to keep fast in the hand; hold coincides with grasp in the latter sense, but not in the former. We hold a horse by means of a bridle. An anchor holds a ship in her station.

If nothing else can be taken from being held not guiltless, it is this; that the man who takes the Lords name in vain, will always have a conscience filled with worry and never be blameless. At best his communion with God will be superficial and his life as a Christian will be retarded spiritually until he comes to the conclusion, that he is in need of repentance through prayer.

No Longer Taking The Lords Name In Vain, Within The Soul.

The soul of man, is where the taking of the Lords name in vain is given birth. Living a life for God, will do wonders for regaining ones soul to the work of the Kingdom of Heaven.

The greatest work one can do, to stop taking the Lords name in vain, is to hallow his name.  Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

“He that is holy, let him be made holy still.” To “hallow the name” includes not only the inward attitude and outward action of profound reverence and active praise, but also that personal godliness, loving obedience and aggressive Christ-likeness, which reveal the presence of God in the life, which is His true earthly glory.

Written by Philip Wendell Crannell

Simply put the man who raises God farther from him, by reverence, awe and humility. In all actuality brings God closer to him. For any man who has spent a good amount of time with God will share this with you, “The more I get to know God, the less I know him.”

The need to not take the Lords name in vain, is a serious one. For God is taken to lightly in this age. To many men have figured out God, to the point that they have come to a place of ease with God. No longer is fear and trembling the answer to working out ones salvation but relaxing and ease are the new ways of the people. No man with a good conscience, could so easily take the Lords name in vain, if he was so close to the Lord, as to feel his presence.

Yet I give you the good news, God will draw nigh to us, when we clean our filthy hands. James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded

God demands that we do the work of sanctification, and the last verse spells that out well. We must separate ourselves from the world, so we can be joined to the body of Christ. When we are separated from the ways of the world, we will naturally not take the Lords name in vain as often. And then one day not at all.

The simple answer to not taking the Lords name in vain, is to love the Lord, more than the things that make you take the Lords name in vain. And the sad truth of it is, the things of the world will make a man a liar, much to often in the presence of God.

Therefore, let us all be closer to God, let’s feel the feathers of his wings and the oil of Gilead upon our heads. Let us be still, and know the truth. And that truth is that when one is anointed by God, through worship and prayer, he will no longer want to be anointed by the impure things of this world.

To Quite Taking The Lords Name In Vain; The Anointing Of God.

To be anointed by God, one must be close to God. When Samuel anointed David king he was close to him. And when God anoints you, you will be close to him.

There is only one way to get close to God. Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Desire God, more than the idols of this world, desire God more than your own self and desire God more than your position and you will be thankful that God is your God. Until then, a man will never be grateful or thankful to tears, that Christ died from them and them alone.

When you fall in love with God, you will go to great lengths, to protect your love with God. Yet you must first worship God, before your sins will fall face first to this world. Yes they will fall, as Baal, Goliath and the first born of Egypt fell.

Yet you must fall in love with God, For no man will know the great love of Christ, until he knows the love of God, through the Holy Spirit. For the power of God will raise you from your dead idols, and faith in Christ will keep you from those dead idols and the power of the Holy Spirit will empower your spirit to go through the fiery darts of this world.

When the power of God falls upon a man, he will be within the Glory Cloud of God. And as long as obedience is kept, he will become complete in Christ, to that point that he can on this earth.

My brother, this is how the anointing of God works compared to the doctrines of men, when it comes to sin; If a man was to take a towel and put it in water and that water represented sin. Then have four strong men twist the water out of it as hard as they could, two on each side of the towel. The towel would still be damp. That is the doctrine of men. Yet if you took the towel and soaked it with water, and then let it sit in the hot sun all day, the towel would be dry.

The doctrines of men, give quick answers to sin, yet leave a man in sin. The doctrines of Christ, sometimes are as lightning and sometimes slow, but always in the end, the sinful way of the man is gone.

Therefore be anointed by God, and know that you do not need to take the name of the Lord in vain. And it should be taught by every man who proclaims Christ as his God, to stand for the Lord, against all forms of sin. For the world does watch us, waiting to wag its head at us, but there are many in the world, that would leave the world, if only we would not side with the world, by taking the Lords name in vain.

Let it be said, no more that as a body of believers we stand for the excuses of lust and against crucifying the sinful lifestyle of lusting. Until we do, we as a body take the Lords name in vain, and the world will mock us.

Let us mock the world as Elisha mocked the prophets of Baal, 1 Kings 18:27  And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

Again be of good courage, Christ waits for you at the cross and God is calling you. Let the Holy Spirit of God be your guild and be crucified to the ways of this world. This cruel world, that has taught you to take the Lords name in vain.

Be crucified, and live for Christ. Amen.

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GRAVEN IMAGES OF MEN

Graven Images

Graven Images.

Graven Images; The Gods Of This World.

PART II Of; Making A Statement Of Faith

What is a graven image? The Hebrew word translated “graven image” means literally “an idol.” A graven image is an image carved out of stone, wood, or metal. It could be a statue of a person or animal, or a relief carving in a wall or pole. It is differentiated from a molten image, which is melted metal poured into a cast. Abstract Asherah poles, carved wooden Ba’als covered in gold leaf, and etchings of gods accompanying Egyptian hieroglyphics are all graven images. Read more;

Graven Image:

Deu 27:15; Psa 97:7 (Heb. pesel), refers to the household gods of idolaters. “Every nation and city had its own gods…Yet every family had its separate household or tutelary god.” http://www.blueletterbible.org/

There is a great importance, that this is the second commandment. It is the first thing done by men to worship something besides God, if they chose too. Therefore God out of his love, commands them not to.

For all the graven images from ancient of times until this day, portray this one thing. They are given power by men to have the attributes of God. Graven images could bring rain, sun and children. The idols of past ages have promised to bring much, by the lips of men. And the worship of them is as old as the tower of Babel.

The Graven Images Of Ancient Times Have Not Gone Away; They Have Just Been Replaced.

When God gave the Israelite’s the promise land, he required that the graven images of the people who held the land be not worshiped and were to be destroyed. Exodus 23:24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.

God knew what he was doing, and told the people that he would wipe out the inhabitants of the land, little by little. Yet God warned the people with this warning. Exodus 23:32 Thou shalt make no covenant with them,nor with their gods. 33 They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.

The New Testament gives us a grave warning to not be intertwined with the graven images of this world. 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world,the love of the Father is not in him.

I love you, therefore I tell you to destroy the graven images within your heart, soul and home. For the things of the world are the graven images of the world. From those things that steal time from your soul to commune with God. To the things that burn up the tender plants in the garden of your heart, with the heat of hell. Also those things that are in your home that are graven images and bring into it, every evil thing under the sun.

What are the graven images of today? They are the things that hold you back from being concentrated to God. For can a man love the graven images of this world and be filled with the love of God? Does then grace cover the man who will not depart from his love for his graven images, over the love of God? Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

Yet all graven images have this in common; they bring us closer to death by the willingness of the flesh to serve them, willingly. And they do, for this reason; they make man feel for the moment, that while he is worshiping them that he has no need of God. I do not care if you are a pastor or a newly saved Christian. When you are apprehended by a graven image, you do not feel the need for God in your life. And God gives this message to the willing sinner, who will not turn from his ways. Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.

Listen, listen. I speak the truth, when you watch the big game for hours on end and let the lewdest of things come into your soul, through your eyes and ears, do you even think about God? Does it even enter into your conscience that you are being pulled from God?

It’s not only the big game, it’s the biggest this or best that, and a hundred other gizmo’s that promise to bring us happiness for all our days. Yet moth and rust do eat them.

The Great Danger Of Graven Images; They Have Turned Us Into Children.

Graven images turn men into children and retard them spiritually by keeping them in a child like state. How do we know this, by the actions of men, women, the common church and the nation.

First off we need not look far to see that men need something new every day of the week, and the local church changes quicker than the seasons to appease the children in the pews. Always a new way to sing the music, (* to put extra punch on the out side, because their is nothing on the inside. ) These actions are the actions of those who love their graven images, more than God. And how they spend their time avails what they love the most.

*Quote from A.W Tozer

Graven Images; There Destruction

Graven images are like giant weeds the size of oak trees, spreading their leaves out and planting their seed. Matthew 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

It is so critical that the graven images within the soul (inner-man) of man be destroyed. If not the man will become what he worships, Psalm 135:15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.  16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; 17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths. 18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.

Let it be said, that the soldiers of Christ do not trust in idols but in the living God of Jacob.  If you get nothing else out of this whole post, it is my hope that you would understand this; that when you begin to destroy the graven images within your soul, by the power of God. You will begin to commune with God more.

Could you imagine the light of Christ that would illuminate from within you, if you did not lust after women. The power of God that would be released if thirty million men quite lusting, would make nearly every sexual deviant hid in the closet, in caves and stay far from the light of purity.

Christianity would regain its proper place, not by doing what is right but by doing what is righteousness in the eyes of God. Therefore repent of the ways that you think, ask God for the mind of Christ, and be done with the graven images that you have carved of  filthy women that are within your soul. Pray to God, until fire comes from heaven and consumes those filthy images. Where there are ashes today, there will be beauty tomorrow.

See the beauty of your sisters in Christ, see the love of Christ through holiness and know the power of God by prayer. You will pray more if you destroy the graven images within your soul. This I know as fact, be pure for it is easier than being impure, be filled with Christ and lead by the Holy Spirit, Be dead to this world and alive to Christ.

Destroy those things that you love, for they own you and you are chained to them. Has not the great graven image within your home, done enough damage. Does it not hate God enough and does it not mock God to his face. How many souls will go to the pit, because they sin willfully. Do they not know that there is no more a sacrifice for sins that are done wilfully by those who should know better? Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.

I shall pray for you, that the light of Christ feeds your soul, and the truth of the word of God, penetrates your heart. Renewing your mind unto the ways of Christ. For every image you remove, God shall plant more trees of wisdom within you. For no matter how much light comes to all of us from above, we all see God blurred by the graven images of this world and the sins of this world, yet the less of this world within our inner-man the more of Christ that resides within our inner-man. 1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

We can know more of Christ and see the ways of God so much more while on this earth, and this is the plan of God. How is such a thing done, then?

We repent, and cast down our graven images. We rejoice at their falling and we are glad in it. We love the grace of Christ, yet we do not sin more to receive more grace. We fear the Lord, lest we become lazy stewards and we need no reminding, that we shall all give an account of our lives at the bar of God.

Let our Lord say to all of us; Matthew 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Amen

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MAKING A STATEMENT OF FAITH

Making A Statement Of Faith

Making a Statement Of Faith, By Listening To The Hidden Man.

Making A Statement Of Faith

PART I

Making a statement of faith for most people is a simple task and this is why; they get together with others and tend to agree on this and that and then compromise on that and this. The end result being that they all agree on most of the things that are within the statement of faith.

I am not writing about making a statement of faith for the walls of buildings, I am speaking about making a statement of faith for the world to see.

I speak of a personal statement of faith that resides in greater illumination than those statements made by the pens of men. And how is this done? By using what God teaches us in the greatest condensed teaching in the word of God; the Ten Commandments.

It could be argued, that the two commandments that Christ teaches are even greater and I will not argue this point. I am using the Ten Commandments, due to their more precise coverage on a broad scale of a persons conduct throughout his life.

We are very familiar with the Ten Commandments. And yet you will be hard pressed to find any of the Ten Commandments within the statements of faith of this age or any other.

When a person is making a statement of faith, his first step is to have no other God in his life. Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Simply put the person shall become consecrated to God and God alone. Consecrate: Note: In Hbr 7:28 the verb teleioo is translated “perfected” in the RV, for AV, “consecrated;” so in Hbr 9:18;10:20, enkainizo, RV, “dedicated.” See DEDICATE, PERFECT.

When a person is consecrated to God, they are making a statement of faith because they are dedicated to God. They obey the law of God, for it is good in their sight. Just as a good citizen obeys the laws of the land. The citizen does not say, I will obey the speed limit but I will steal. He puts forth his whole being to obeying all the laws of the land. Yet the dedicated person of God, who is a citizen of the body of Christ, puts forth all that he has, to obey all that God gives.

I have always made a statement of faith. (some I would rather forget.) When I was making a statement of faith,  It would always come back to where my place with God was. If I was dedicated to the Lord fully, I could walk through fire, if not I struggled on occasion. We all can press forward, and make it threw anything.

I am living proof of this, for did not God withhold my hand from my future wife?  for I kissed her for the first time at the wedding alter. It was a beautiful moment, that was made possible by God.

God showed me he loved me more through my courtship time, than he loved me through some real sad times in my life. Why was that? Because I wanted to obey his ways to the end.

When making a statement of faith; if you desire to do that which is pure you will see things pure. Titus 1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

I have found since that time, that when I desire him and only him in anything that I do, he is there. And when I don’t, he will leave me to my own desire. And I have paid dearly for that choice.

I have learned much over the last ten years and will learn more over the years. Yet when making a statement of faith about my life I could sum up the last ten years, in these words, “Have no other Gods.”

Making A Statement of Faith; Faith with no other Gods

Noah, Job, Joseph, Boaz, Paul and other’s, have this in common, there faith in works wrote how much they loved God by faith, and it is remembered to this day. When we think of Moses, and read Hebrews Chapter 11, we see a written statement of faith over a thousand years old.

Yet still we see in A.W Tozer, Mr. Jafferies and Jim Elliot, this great thing; That they had but one God and served him above all things. While these men where making statements of faith, they where following God by believing in what could only be summed up this way. “God is greater than I”

If a man want’s nothing greater than to serve God, He must be near God. God will pour into a man who is near him, but to be anointed by God one must be close to God and far from sin.

How do we know that we are close to God? the same way that we know that a church, city, or nation is; By how much sin is allowed to reside within it. It is unarguable, sin and the allowance of it, is a great indicator of how close one is to God. And if one is far from God they are far from Christ-likeness.

Then the answer is simple, be pure and have no other Gods within you. We can’t change the world, (only Christ can). Yet if thirty million men quite lusting after women and only served one God. This whole nation would be tipped back upon its feet.

There is no excuse for serving multiply Gods within ones soul, When God has made it so clear that he desires our love for him alone. Yet God is full of lovingkindness and mercy. He beckons to the soul often, and you feel when the Holy Spirit is grieved. Grieve not the Holy Spirit Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

For all men are making a statement of faith, therefore be diligent in your faith and works, that they are pleasing to our Lord Jesus Christ. Listen to no man who teaches you to sin, by giving you excuses to sin, listen to the wise men who lead you away from sin, and are living a pure lifestyle.

Be not lead astray by old wives tales and those who make their abode in Hell. But be encouraged by that which is pure and blameless.

Be committed to one God, to one wife and to the things of Christ alone. Throw your gods into the valley of Kidron and burn them, Be renewed by the mind of Christ, and set your heart upon that which is pure. For the pure think pure and the impure think impure.

Pray and let the things of Christ, take the ways of men from you, be renewed, revived and purged of the old ways. Be resurrected from your sins, by the power of God.

Why is this so critical? Because until a soul, serves God alone, that soul will never know the love of God fully.

All said and done; Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

That is making a statement of faith to the world.

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THINKING IS DOING

 

thinking is doing

Thinking is Doing; Joseph is sold

 Thinking Is Doing, To The Point That Thinking And Doing Is One Act By The Inner-Man To Either Do That Which Is Good Or Evil.

Thinking is doing; Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. It is a true saying, a man thinks in his heart and does in his mind. For this is how the inner-man works.
The inner-man (soul) desires that which is good or evil, and he then thinks upon it in his heart, plans it in his mind and uses all his strength to accomplish it, though it brings death or life.

James 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
The reason that I am writing this post, is because there are many men who will call the sin of adultery worse if it is done physically, than if done by the imagination of the heart. Yet the hearts of men know different. John 8:9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
The power in that one verse, covers a multitude of problems within men, church leaders and nearly the whole body of Christ. The Jews wanted nothing more than to  trap Christ. Yet even in their best of plans they could not do so. And what stopped them; their impurity. Everyone or nearly everyone of them had committed adultery with a women and they knew it! Matthew 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Thinking Is Doing; Why Sin Enters In So Easily

To many times men have asked, “How did sin enter in so easily?” We live in an age, that it is now common to see men fail in all areas of purity.

So how is it that so many men fall, into sexual immorality? We must look at this question, from the stand point of purity. To look at it from the stand point of impurity is to make excuses for sexual immorality.

For when we hear the truth, we know it. Thinking is doing and this is what I mean to say, “You have to be pure to fall into impurity.” In other words, the men who you hear about today, who fall sexually, don’t fall, they never where pure. Their are exceptions to this rule, but very few. The truth of the matter is, thinking is doing.

And the men who are caught being sexually immoral, have practiced sexual immorality for years on end. They have been walking in the garden of forbidden fruit and eating that fruit on a regular basis for years. Yes, years. And they have been conditioned to not be affected by what should make them sorrowful.

This I know all to well, for was I not a man who ate in the garden of flesh, did I not fill the belly, please the flesh and delight my soul in the ways of the world. Yet did not my belly turn. Revelation 10:9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. Revelation 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

And is it not true, the more sin one eats, the more ones belly is bitter?

Yet it is true; thinking is doing, and now I shall present my case. The man who men say has fallen sexually; can go to a football game and be zealous for his team, yelling his head off and be apprehended by the flesh for hours on end. He can watch a movie and set his eyes on things that a person who calls upon the name of Christ should never set their eye’s upon. He can lust after the flesh of women all day long and no man will stand against him or few will. He can go out to eat and be around the vulgar things of this world and not wince. He can listen to music that has been tuned by the fork of the Devil and his ear is not discomforted.

Simply said he can be in love with the world, its customs and proclaim he is one of Christ’s at the same time. (Read double minded Christian.)

The man fell long ago, by following the forces of the world, in all forms. How was this done? He was introduced to the television at a young age, and it became his instructor within the walls of the home.

Thinking and doing is the same thing; and the television is one of the great proofs of it. When someone watches the television, their imagination rules them in all points of life. The television is the work out room for the imagination. No where else will one of God’s creations, learn to exercise their imaginations more, than from the mouth piece of the world. In no other arena will the process of thinking and doing be poured into ones soul, than the television.

He was sent to public school and given an education in evil that Sodom could not match. His mind was filled with things not fit for Gomorrah. And he then was told that he was wise.

He goes to the local church and is taught, about faith, love, some of this and some of that, yet he sees how everyone talks around him and how they live, for the next thirty years. He has lusted all his days from his youth, so he is still a youth. And no man has corrected him, in his sinful ways.

Now at mid age he sins exceedingly well after the flesh as soon as the sun rises and only when the moon sets does he stop. No woman that holds the “beauty of this world” gets by his eyes.

Then low and behold, he is caught in adultery and all are surprised.

What has happened, thinking is doing. He has never been pure from within.

The split second that he looked at a woman or a woman looked at him, they both knew that the sexual door to both of their lives was open. And from that point, to the point of sin becoming death is less than vapor, because thinking is doing.

What Is The Answer, To such impurity?

Thinking Is Doing; Thinking As God Thinks

If thinking is doing, then if we think as God thinks, we should do as God does.  Yet how does a man think as God thinks, for our ways are not his. Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

Yet we must think as God does or we are as beat as dust is beaten underfoot. Let us thank God that he has given us a way out of our ways. That we may think as Christ thinks. 1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

The mind of Christ is the answer to all of sins questions. And that simple answer is, No or yes. As hard as it may seem, the answer is no or yes to nearly all things on this earth. And is the answer to nearly all decisions when it comes to a person sinning or not. If the person answers more than no or yes, sin is soon to be present. Matthew 5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

Thinking is doing, therefore we are told again to let our yes be yes and our no be no, unless worse should become of our souls. James 5:12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

If nothing else comes from all this know this; it is easier to live a pure life than a life of impurity.

Thinking Is Doing; Doing As Christ Would Do.

Thinking is doing and when we do not do as Christ wills us to do, we do that which is evil in the sight of God. Yet God gives us the will to do that which is pleasing to him. Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

For God judged Christ for our sins, and set his punishment upon his Son. Yet If thinking is doing and we think not to do the will of God, what will be our sentence? Yet grace will save the man who does not sin more, that more grace should abound.

Therefore the man, who sets his course straight, through Christ. Out of reverence for God  keeps his course narrow, and for the want of peace with Christ he finds his way home, by the light of Christ. He knows thinking is doing, and lives accordingly.

A person finds, the love of Christ in the will of God, he seeks his father in heaven. And ask’s, “subdue my ways O’Lord, and make them your’s.” Apprehend my soul, my Father. Let me be done with the ways of evil. Let no thing upon this world steal my love for you, Lord. Embrace me Father, I need you. You are the one and only God.

Let me be as your son, let your will be done, and every evil thought be taken captive. Let every beautiful thought be nourished. Thinking is doing therefore;  let me be slow, filled with the Holy Spirit and be still. Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

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REWARDS OF OBEDIENCE TO GOD

Rewards Of Obedience To God

Rewards Of Obedience To God

 Rewards Of Obedience To God

The rewards of Obedience to God cannot be underscored. In the ages past and present their have always been few ways to be close to God. And I believe I know just a little something on this subject.

The greatest thing one can do in my opinion towards God to receive from God, towers above all other things. And today in most peoples lives it is nearly non-existent. And if I could do only one thing with God it would be that very thing; To worship God, when alone.

I do not speak of listening to worship music, I speak of praising God with your own lips. There is no greater thing a human being can do with God, than to worship him. God has shared this with us, with these simple words;   Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Why does God love to be worshiped? Because man worships the Lord in spirit, when he is alone and when man is in the spirit he does a holy act through the Holy Spirit. Therefore two things happen at the same time, the flesh of the man is put away and the spirit of the man is in it proper place. And this is that place; doing what is holy in the sight of God. Psalm 29:2 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

Worshiping God will take a man into the presence of God. Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

When a man is in the presence of God, two things happen, the man knows he treads upon holy ground, and he knows he serves a living God. For he will sing what he does not know and say what he does not plan. He will pray with sobs and sing with a melody that is not his own. His flesh will be terrified, but his spirit is at peace. He is after all with his Father.

Rewards Of Obedience To God, The First Reward; To Serve God.

The greatest reward from God, is the reward to serve God. This beautiful reward is missed by to many. The reason for this is because in our culture, most people are raised to believe that worshiping God is just another part of their spiritual lives. That is they believe that the zenith of a relationship with God is a natural thing that should happen to them when they are joined with God in, worship, prayer or the reading of his Word (they in most cases are taught this.)

If you get nothing else from reading this post (rewards of obedience to God.) It is my hope that you understand this. That worshiping, praying and reading the Word of God are supper natural events that happen between the participant and God the creator of Heaven and Earth. In other words their is no zenith, between man and God. For who can know the width of God?

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? 35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen

I must say it again; it all starts with worship, and the writer of this post knows all to well that he should not be counted among men who are allowed to worship God. Just think for a moment, Any of us can praise God and he hears our voice as the voice of his child. I speak of he who made all that is.

We may have been made from dust, but by worshiping God we are lifted to heaven. The rewards of obedience to God, are for God to give. The rewards of obedience to God should not be for our gain, but for his glory.

In a nut shell, when one loves to serve God, God will give them the gift of his love, deep within his soul, the two will become one.

The Rewards Of Obedience To God, The Second Reward; Rest

The second reward is something we could all use a good dose of, rest. If their was ever anything lacking in our world of “everything is at your fingertips.” It’s rest.

If Christians could exhibit the trait of “being at rest.” The world would knock the doors off the hinges of the Church. How then can a man be at rest in a world that is always in such a hurry to go no where?

The answer is simple, ” 1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

I will say it again, “how can a man be at rest.” By non-participation with a busy world going nowhere but Hell.

When one is so busy in the world, loving the things of the world, not only will they miss the things of God, they will over time take on the ways of the world. As the chicks can only find rest under the wings of the hen, so it is with Christians, we can only find rest under the wings of God. Therefore we will receive the rewards of obedience to God, when we are dependent as the chick is to the hen.

Those who grasp the reward of rest, will hold fast to the the joy that resides within their heart, soul and mind.

The Rewards Of Obedience To God, The Third Reward Is; To Not Be Competitive.

When it comes to the rewards of obedience to God, the reward of not being competitive is the easiest seen. Competition, is the destroyer of love between all things that are holy or suppose to be holy.

Being non-competitive in all that one does in their life will automatically set them apart from the ways of the world. For the world at its core is competitive.

Therefore serve the Lord, and be a servant except to sin. For when a soul is no longer, competitive it is at peace with Christ. Beware competition wears many different suits, but can always be sniffed out. Competition is for self; to keep things (a husband in to many cases) to do things, even for Christ and to win things.

Non-competitive people do not care where they land, as long as Christ is glorified. The person who receives a non-competitive spirit can be seen easily, they are radiant for Christ. Because they are filled with joy.

The Rewards Of Obedience To God, The Forth reward is; Patience.

James 1:2-8 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. …

The man who has mastered patience through Christ, has mastered his tongue, because he has given his entire heart over to Christ, he is a crucified man. He walks a cross bearing life, a circumcised life and is no longer encumber with any lifestyle of sin. He is no longer a youth, he is a man of God.

Holiness is his virtue and by faith he has worked for his place with God. He has passed the test of  this world, he is blameless in his way of life and he holds dear to what it cost him to be were he is with Christ.

The rewards of obedience to God have come to him, and his strength is in Christ. He values his place and will not sell it for anything. He knows that God lives within him, and his conscience is clear.

The rewards of obedience to God, can be anyone’s. It is God’s plan that all men would be free. Yet No man has received the crown of life, by thinking. only by faith and doing. Amen.

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PASTORS DILEMMA

Pastors Dilemma

Pastor’s Dilemma

Pastors Dilemma

To all who read this post; some would think that I hate the church or the leadership of the church. Nothing could be farther from the truth, if I hated the church and the leadership of the church. I would do nothing and let both go the way they are going and that would be a cruel thing. Though this I will admit, because I love the head of the church, I hate what has happened to the body of the church and continues to happen, due to impurity in the souls of men.

Pastors dilemma is being written, so that people may come to a conclusion if they should stay in the church risking their loved one’s futures or for the betterment of their families leave. If the pastor of the church is not pure or does not want to become pure. In other words, there is a pastors dilemma within the church and almost all men know it. I write this with a clear conscience and a blameless heart.

I have six possibly seven daughters (My wife is pregnant with our eight child.) And I have shared with pastors that I cannot bring my wife or children to their church, after they have told me they lust after the flesh. Not one of them has argued with me.

The pastors that I have run into while praying for a church to attend, have handed me the words I am about to write.

I may be writing this post called “pastors dilemma” but the pastors of the last thirty years have written “pastors dilemma” on nearly every church wall in this nation. And the writing is written by the pen of compromise, due to impurity which brings indecision.

Before we go on, let us look at what the word dilemma means: http://sorabji.com/1828/words/d/dilemma.html 2. A difficult or doubtful choice; a state of things in which evils or obstacles present themselves on every side, and it is difficult to determine what course to pursue.
A strong dilemma in a desperate case!
To act with infamy, or quit the place.

In other words one will do evil or good according to the ways of God. By joining with sin or by quitting the lifestyle of sin.

The Main Reason For Pastors Dilemma

The main reason for pastors dilemma is impurity, simply put most pastors today are impure in the way they live. And before you judge what I have said, let us use reason and use wisdom to see if what I write will hold water.

I have said that most pastors live impure lives. I do know of two pastors that live up-right, the many others that I have personally known for over the last 20 years, live impure lives through and through.

And for this reason, they are not fit to be pastors. 1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

Let us examine if a man who lives a lifestyle of sin is blameless, we know he is not. Therefore does a man who lust lead a blameless life? I ask this question, because we as people must know where men stand, when it comes to how they live. If they are to lead our whole households in all our spiritual affairs, when it comes to corporate worship, prayer’s and teachings.

A pastor who leads an impure life, cannot lead others to a cross bearing way of life. Matthew:15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

The circumcised life is hard enough to lead among the uncircumcised. The pastors dilemma is this; they have painted themselves in a corner, with a sin filled life. If a man would allow prostitutes, harlots, profanity, untold sums of alcohol, every worldly device and the greatest teachers of how to covet, into their houses. Would you allow him to teach you how to lead a crucified life for Christ?

Well most men do, The man above who allows those things in his home, watches television. He will set his eyes upon naked women, while sitting next to his wife, He will teach his children what he accepts into his inner-man by what he speaks with his eyes not his mouth and without argument, he participates with the things of world out of love for them. He is the local pastor in most cases or up coming pastor.

The pastors dilemma is this, he could tell me, “I don’t lust, when I watch the television.” I would share with him, “You cheapen the virtue of every woman on this earth by participating in anything that looks like the women that are on television, and especially your wife.” You are a man who is supposed to lead men in a life that represents a cross bearing, circumcised, Christ filled life, and you should be full of loving-kindness for the things that come from above.

By the one-act of watching the television, he as a leader sets in motion, competition between sisters in the Lord that should never be in the house of God. Let alone within the hearts of women.

Women desire one man to love them, and the pastor who sets his eyes upon the things that are shown to him on today’s television. At minimum sets a poor example of what a babe in Christ should be taught to not look at, hear or be in communion with. Yet the leader of the church will stand up for his watching the television for hours on end, yet he will never pray to God, for more time to watch it.

Yet worse the pastors dilemma is this; in nearly every case he lust after the flesh. Simply put he is not in control of himself. There is an old saying on the farm, “Where you see one rat there are a hundred hiding.” I am not calling pastors rat’s, but I know, that so many more pastors have not been caught committing physical adultery or the “hush” has been called out by all, including the wife to cover the sin.

The Pastors dilemma; The Consequences Of Impurity

What is the definition of impurity. http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/impurity An impurity is something that ruins the uncontaminated nature of something. If someone accuses you of impurity, they think you or your nature has been spoiled in some way by sin.

The greatest difference that I have noticed between the words impure and pure are this; That to make something impure you add something to it. To make something pure you refine it. Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.

Impurity has one great problem, it spreads rapidly. When a pastor is impure he losses the capability to lead. Oh, he may lead, but it will be by suggestion, by knowledge, theatrics, this ism or that ism or some other gizmo. Yet he will not lead by example and command. That is the pastors dilemma in a nut shell.

He will be able to say what sin is, but will never be able to share how to be crucified to the sexual sins that plague his church, community and nation. The pastors dilemma is, what to do. Yet the real pastors dilemma is that he can’t correctly judge immorality, that is he can’t do anything spiritually.

He will never be able to judge situations of sexual immorality correctly. Can the luster judge the adulterer? No, he cannot. For God forbids it and this is why you see so many pastors fail to keep their own lives in tact. When it comes to keeping their bodies to themselves. Romans 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

Many people do think; I thought that pastor so and so was such a holy man. I can’t believe he fell with so and so. I tell you, he fell long ago, when he set his eyes upon the television and participated with the world in the things of the world. When he could not control his own spirit, he then let the ways of the world overcome his inner-man. Proverbs 25:28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

When he judged those who practiced sexual lasciviousness from the pulpit, yet he himself committed adultery daily with his heart. He set the heavenly realm against him, and his sin was found out.

The pastors dilemma, is real and destroying the living church by the day. In immorality, love of the world, compromising and standing for sin by standing in sin. There must be an answer and that answer must be brought forward by men of God.

The Pastors Dilemma; The Answer

The answer to the pastors dilemma, is not a single thing, it is a combination of things that must take place, for restoration to take place.

The first thing that must take place is an examination of the man who is over you. The reason for this is three-fold, one; to find out if he has been anointed by God to lead people in the ways of dedicating their lives to God alone. Two; For the protection of your loved ones, you need to know how the pastor lives his life, inside-out. Three; by asking these hard questions, you and others will do for Christ and the church what has been needed for years.

By asking the hard questions, you will let the pastor know what you expect of him, how you expect him to act, how you expect him to teach and how you expect him to deal with sin in the world and within the church. You will also do a great service to other believers, by asking these questions you will eliminate pastors from their positions who never should have been in them. For when they find out what is expected of them, they will pack their bags in a hurry and find a reed bending compromising church down the street.

There are only three questions you need to ask a pastor to find out who he is. One; Do you love the things of the world. (sports, video games, flashy things, entertainment and other customs of the world.)

Remember, the man who is a pastor over many sheep, must be blameless and live more Christ-like than any man who you know of locally (except another pastor, possibly.) He must be above reproach, his spiritual life should be in such a condition, that a man cannot speak evil of him unless he is known as a man who lies.

For can a man who loves the world, correct a man who covets the flesh of the world. 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

The second question to ask is if the pastor watches the television, the reason for this question is simple. A man who watches the television, participates with those who he is watching. He becomes one with them, in heart, mind and soul. He wishes that he could do what he is apprehended by, or live in this age or that age or own this or that or he is apprehended by the big game for hours on end.

He is also conditioned to become as they are, for participation is a strong mold, a whole society will pick up sayings from the television, ways to live and be numbed to the ways of God. It was not long ago, that a man would not swear in public, due to the television, in large part, now women swear in public. If you want to put a stop to the pastors dilemma, then put a stop to watching the television, to the men that are over you. And you will be moved by them towards the ways of God.

The final question that will utterly crush the ways of the world and destroy the pastors dilemma is this. “DO YOU LUST?”

This simple question, will make more tongues stick to the roofs of mouths than most questions. Yet if you want the answer that will break the pastors dilemma, you must ask about lusting.

You would be as well off, putting a drunk over you if you where a drunkard. If you hope to live Christ like with a luster over you. Yet, it is the lusting pastor, that has added more havoc to the pastors dilemma. It is time that it is stopped.

Nearly all men either support sexual sins or oppose them. Understand this, when the issue of homosexuality comes up, your pastor may stand against it, for doctrinal purposes. Yet he will not stand in Christ against homosexuality, because he is an impure man when it comes to sexual matters, if he lust.

This is the pastors dilemma, the difference between standing in doctrine or Christ is this. The one will believe in doctrine until homosexuality becomes accepted, and then he and a small group of men will belly ache about it. Yet they will stay in the church and sink with the ship.

The other man who stands in Christ, will simply step down, and leave his office. He has been anointed by Christ not appointed by men.

The Pastors Dilemma; The Lusting pastor

You must no longer accept, the lusting pastor as a spiritual leader. The lack of anointing, the watching of too much television and the lack of control of the flesh by the spirit are the reasons for the pastors dilemma.

You must ask your pastor if he is a luster and if he is; Sit down with him, gather some of the elders (If they are not luster’s of the flesh.) Let him know that all the men of the church must take a stand to live lives that are Christ like. (you may be alone, at this time.)

Be filled with courage, and be strong in the spirit. Though the flesh is weak, the spirit is willing. Be kind, be loving, yet be in Christ.

No longer let yourself, those around you and your leadership serve sin. For do you not love your brothers in Christ, then confess your own sins regarding lusting and rebuke others if they don’t want the things of heaven, through repentance. Ecclesiastes 7:5 It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.

The pastors dilemma will bring men to a place to make spiritual decisions. And it already has, for every day more men side with wickedness. Yet it does not have to be so.

And now you must for the love of Christ. leave the church or make him leave for some time or for good. There is not much to write on this subject, if you as a man serve under a lusting pastor, you can expect you yourself will be in bondage to a sinful way of life all your days, your church and the children too will be brought up in that church. They will turn good into evil and evil into good. For have you not already witnessed this?

Most men will not ever ask their pastor anything about his life when it comes to living in sin, because most men live in sin. You need not be fearful, if you live in sin and want to be done with that way of living, you can ask any pastor how he lives, You can share with him to be right with God, yet do not judge him in his adulteress lifestyle. (I will Explain this later Judgment A Gift From God.) If you do not you contribute to the pastors dilemma.

Yet my brother, for the love of Christ, of your loved ones and for the love of the future of the body of believers that is to come. Stand for Christ, stand against sin in your own life, in the lives of others and especially in leadership.

We should ask much of the men who are over us. If God has put them there, they will be equipped to deal with such questions, as mentioned above. And will be equipped to deal with the age that we live in.

More than ever, we need men that are set apart from the sins of this world, that are pure and anointed by God to rule the house of God. In a world of compromise, we need men who don’t know the how to compromise, due to the lack of exercising such an evil word.

You will in the end, stand for evil or good, and all men know where they stand and where they fall. Quit falling and get up. Joshua 7:10 And the Lord said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face?

Be encouraged, and know that God loves those who continue to strive for the incorruptible crown. As you ask more from God, who is greater than all, ask that your leaders lead lives of purity as Christ-like men. “Pastors dilemma, has been built by the works of leadership but can be torn down by love, repentance, sacrifice and obedience to our Lord.

For if we do not ask those who lead us, to live their lives in purity then God will allow the impure to lead, all men to impurity.

The pastors dilemma, can only be done away with, by those who wrote it and participate in it; pastors, and the congregation. Amen

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WERE NOT PERFECT

Were Not Perfect

Were Not Perfect

“Were Not Perfect” Is An Understatement, Of The Condition Of A Human Being Before Salvation.

Were Not Perfect, is a statement that bears more truth to it than any other statement. And this is why; It cost heaven God’s only begotten Son his life, So that we could be presented to the Father without blemish.

Before a man is saved, by dedicating his life to the ways of Christ, he not only knows he is not perfect. He will, when he does not stand up to the standard; of a job, relationship, or some type of commitment. Often use the excuse of “were not perfect” to another group of people.

Note that a person who uses the term, “were not perfect” is implying that both people or more are not perfect. And there is a purpose to this sort of speech; it tries to cover ones mistake, and bring the other party to the same level as the one who has made a mistake. It does this to lessen the consequences of the mistake.

The Imperfect Christian

The imperfect Christian, has become the model of Christendom in to many cases today. He is filled with to many excuses to not exercise the spirit, to know how to do good and not evil. Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Men who are filled with the flesh will say things like, “were not perfect.” Yet those who are striving to be Christ like will say, “we strive for perfection.”

In Christendom we call mistakes “sin” and we say sin done wilfully after being enlightened by the truth. Will not be covered by grace if practiced for a life time without repent-ance, Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

Yet God touches our conscience with the tip of his finger, yearning for our souls to come home. Yet letting our feet go where they shall go. For the man who uses the narrow path, but takes the wide and easy exit off the path, finds he is filled, but famished and all his life is for not. Philippians 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

Before I go any further many will say that I am many things, but have no love. This I will say, “I love you, for I warn you of the wrath of God, if you continue to live in sin.” Those who say I have no love, give you excuses to sin more, to live to your belly’s content and to live tossing and turning upon your own soul. They do not love you, for who would love someone and tell them to sin?

And all the excuses to sin are given so that men may sin more. Their hearts are set, to lessen the consequences of those sins among men by men. Yet they will bend the knee at the bar of God, and upon their knees no excuses for their sin will be found within their mouths.

I tell you the truth, living a lifestyle of sin will send a man to hell. If a man is shamed for committing a lifestyle of sin within ones soul, it is a good thing, repenting for that sin is a righteous thing and being crucified to that sin is a holy thing.

Instructions Towards Perfection

The Bible is full of instructions for no longer using the excuse “were not perfect.” The fact is that when someone shares with you, “were not perfect” when it comes to a sin that rules their lives. They are not only missing the whole point of the Bible. They are losing out on the gifts of God.

What is perfect. (b) “complete,” conveying the idea of goodness without necessary reference to maturity or what is expressed under the idea of the age of a person physically. http://www.blueletterbible.org/search/Dictionary/viewTopic.cfm?topic=IT0006810 ; It is used thus of God in Mat 5:48; In the New Testament “perfect” is usually the tr of teleios, primarily, “having reached the end,” “term,” “limit,” hence, “complete,” “full,” “perfect” (Mt 5:48, “Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect”; Mt 19:21, “if thou wouldst be perfect; Eph 4:13, the King James Version “till we all come…. unto a perfect man,” the Revised Version (British and American) “full-grown”; Php 3:15, “as many as are perfect,” the American Revised Version margin “full-grown”;1Co 2:6; Col 1:28, “perfect in Christ”; 4:12; Jas 3:2 margin, etc.).

Jesus finishes the beatitudes with this beautiful statement; Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Take note; we should all hear the above words more often.

Being whole in Christ, means being filled with Christ. Which in turn means one must be emptied of the love of this world. In the proper state of conscience, a man will never utter the words “were not perfect, to cover sin.”

A man will never consider within his mind the phrase “were not perfect, to water down sin” When he is in his proper place. Using the mind of Christ which has been given to him. Nor will he try to conjurer up evil thoughts within his heart, when it is filled with the ways of a new heart. He will walk through this world, and not be a part of this world and that man can be anyone.

These are but a few gifts from God, that await the man who quits using such excuses as were not perfect, to cover a lifestyle of lusting (committing adultery.)

These gifts cannot be purchased for any amount of gold. One of these gifts is a clear conscience. Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offence toward God, and toward men. It is one thing to be thought of as good by men, it is another thing to know that you are with a clear conscience with God.

Another gift from God for those who seek perfection, instead of the excuses such as “were not perfect,” is a blameless life; from your hairs upon your head, to the souls of your feet. Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Conditions For Perfection

Were Not Perfect

A Contrite Heart

The beginning of perfection; is to confess ones sins to your Creator. This is an all important starting point, for God loves a man with a contrite heart. Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

God dwells within those who are broken as a vessel is shattered, He dwells within them just as he dwells in Heaven. Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

It is better for a man to have a contrite heart and broken spirit, than to be filled with excuses such as “were not perfect.” For God lifts the humble in spirit but will abase the proud who live with their sins. Let it not be said any longer, that you are a man of excuses.

For the next thing a man should do is listen to God, through his conscience. You yourself know your conscience well. Over the years your conscience has been numbed to the touch of God by the world and the excuses you desired for a season. Listen and obey God, you know good and evil. For just as you read what you are reading, you know your conscience is being awoken to the light of God. For he is the only true light, and there is no other.

Do this thing and it will be good, worship God, and then worship God. Pray to God as if your soul was within the balances of justice that is in the hands of God.

Those foolish excuses such as “were not perfect, we all lust, and the flesh can’t be saved.” If ever said within ear shoot of you, will sound as children speaking, when “caught with their hands in the cookie jar.”

As you strive towards perfection; as Christ shares with us to, many will come against you. Yet strive for your prize, strive for the narrow gate and strive for the holy ways that are within you. Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

A good definition of striving is this; 1. to enter a contest: contend in the gymnastic games 2. to contend with adversaries, fight 3. metaph. to contend, struggle, with difficulties and dangers 4. to endeavour with strenuous zeal, strive: to obtain something Put into action your striving for that which is holy;  http://www.blueletterbible.org/Strive

Simply put Paul writes about striving in this verse; 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Then our beloved brother of the faith see the end of his pilgrimage and writes this; 2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Amen.

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GOD’S GRACE IS SUFFICIENT

Gods Grace Is Sufficient

God’s Grace Is Sufficient

God’s Grace Is Sufficient The Apostle Paul

The Apostle Paul said it and therefore I believe it, “God’s grace is sufficient”. I will watch my pen as I write upon the subject of God’s grace, Lord be so close to me. Your grace is a beautiful gift from above; that is given freely, yet cost You dearly. Let me be close to You my God in what I shall write.

Speaking from the point of heaven, Paul gets his answer from God, that God’s grace is sufficient. Paul is not praying about anything to do with sin or a lifestyle of sin. He is praying that he should not be exalted above measure. That is he simply prayed, he should not be put above other men.

Yet Satan and his messengers are quick to exalt men and give what is theirs to give. (Possessions of this world.) For Satan offered Jesus all the kingdoms of the world. What then could have Satan’s messenger offered Paul. For the ways of God are mysterious and God has ways to keep his most faithful servants humble. So that they may be kept in their place by a jealous God. 2 Corinthians 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

For this we know, Paul had his infirmities but they were not the sinful infirmities of carnal men. 2 Cor 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.)

The verse “God’s grace is sufficient” is knitted together with the verse, the flesh is weak but the spirit is willing. They are both used by many to commit a life style of sins unto the grave, when they both should be used as a template to point us boldly to the cross daily; that the flesh would be crucified. Therefore the spirit would be willing to do the work of the Father.

God’s grace is sufficient, is an understatement, and there are no words in any language that can put a fitting definition on the term, “God’s grace is sufficient.” When used properly.

God’s Grace Is Sufficient, used as an excuse to live a sinful lifestyle

It is one thing to live in a life style of sin. It is another to use the Bible to back up that life style of sin. The use of God’s grace is sufficient has been used for lasciviousness for centuries, by lustful men. (covetous men.)

The early church had a good question about God’s grace. When they found out that grace abounded more when sin abounded. Some could have come to believe, that they should sin more to receive more grace. Yet Paul answers these men. In the letter to the Romans he states; Romans 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

It must be asked, “how then did the grace of God get turned into lewdness.” That is an easy question to answer, by using just one verse in the Bible. Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

There is nothing new under the sun, and for 6,000 years man has tried to use pride, knowledge, and out right excuses to escape the ways of God. Turning good into evil and evil into good. Yet they have no rest, peace is not in their bones and joy is far from them. Stay far from these men.

For when you have gone to one of those men and shared with him about your lusting lifestyle and he sheared with you. “God’s grace is sufficient.” He is lying to you, has been taught to say that, he’s just trying to make you feel better, doesn’t know what to say or he is a luster too and someone told him the same thing.

The end result is that the common church, is in a free fall spiral from 30,000 feet and its about 50 feet from hitting the rocks. The sad fact is, everyone knows it. And because nearly nobody is standing in the truth about God’s grace, all of society is paying a moral price.

All sexual sins will continue to grow at a rampant rate, as long as the church allows lusting (committing adultery) to be accepted. under the flood us excuses that are used today.

The Reality Of Twisting The Truth Of Gods Grace.

I know when a man shares with me, “God’s grace is sufficient.” as an excuse to his lusting. I can tell he is lying through his teeth. And I know he knows, when he will actually verbally stand up for sin, to the point that he believes that he is right.

Yet I can tell when he is twisting the Bible to fit his lifestyle. I just have to say one thing.

My friend, you will never take those same excuses to your prayer closet, and pray to God. Sharing with him, that his grace is sufficient for you to continue to lust (commit adultery.)

If you do this, to anyone. The conversation will stop quickly, and either you will win a friend or make an enemy.

Yet, by making excuses for committing adultery, the common church has opened the door wide open to every sexual sin under the sun. Men have twisted the good Word of God until evil has been squeezed out of it. And now nearly all drink from the cup of evil. Believing they drink what is good. Under the guise of “God’s grace is sufficient.”

Let us examine if God’s grace is sufficient. Men say that they may lust all their days without consequences, due to the saying, “God’s grace is sufficient,” and many more. I was associated with these men for fifteen years and I know them well! Yet what they say will not hold water. What they are saying is that they can continue living a lifestyle of sin, under the belief that God’s grace is sufficient to cover that sin filled lifestyle.

Yet their own witness speaks against them. They will say with the other side of their mouth, that the homosexual, fornicator, drunkard, war monger and lover of this world will go to hell, if he continues to live a lifestyle of sin.

God’s Grace Measured by man’s choice

The grace of God is Sufficient

Lord, Let me lean my ear to You alone.

The grace of God is measured from the cup of love. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

He who drinks from the love of Christ, has ever lasting love, and nothing can separate us from that love. Except ourselves, the witness of men and the words they have made, tell us this is the truth. Such words as; back-slid-en, carnal Christian, and he used to be saved. Are all terms we have heard, to one point or another.

These men make the excuses, such as “God’s grace is sufficient” for the way they live. If they proclaim Christ with their mouths.

It’s not that God is limited, it’s that man cuts himself off from God. John 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

And when a man cuts himself off from the ways of God, his ears become deaf, his eyes blind and his feet stumble as if he walked in the night.

I speak of men, who say they have heard the word, follow the ways of God but at every turn when it comes to obeying the ways of God. They are quick to make excuses such as “God’s grace is sufficient” using the Bible to sin, instead of using the Bible to crucify the flesh.

They are in great danger as I was, for it is written;  Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

And this any man who lust after the flesh knows, he lust wilfully and is ruled by his flesh. And can a man enter the Kingdom of Heaven who is ruled by the flesh? Is God’s grace sufficient for such a man? You need to know the answer to the last question. For a man should work out his salvation with fear and trembling.

God’s Grace Is Sufficient

My brother, my friend, dearly beloved; do not be as those with no faith in Christ. Believe in God, who sent his Son. And believe in the power of God that raised his Son from the dead. Acts 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

Do not sit upon the dead works of men, but be quickened by the spirit to do the works of the spirit. 1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

Doing the works of the spirit by faith in Christ you may start, hoping for the things that may be obtained by faith, through good works.

God’s grace is sufficient, to all who strive for the things which come from above. and fall short because of the things below. Yet we run forward not looking back upon the world, nor the things of the world. For the world is behind us and heaven awaits us. We fall and God’s grace is sufficient, to lift us up, that we come to no longer fall to the temptations (test) of this world. Through practicing the perfection of Christ from within our inner-man. Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

God’s grace is sufficient and ours to receive, but let us not be as some who came before us. Romans 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

We know, when our hearts, minds and souls are right with God. Make your path straight and be pleasing to Christ. For this is known to the righteous; it is easier to live on the narrow path than on the wide road of life.

Amen.

The next post will be “Were not all perfect.”

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MEN AND WOMEN ARE DIFFERENT

Men And Women Are Different

Men and Women Are Different

When ever I hear the excuse, men and women are different. I know that the man talking, is making way for a sinful lifestyle to exist within his soul, out of love for his sin or he has been taught it by others who love their sin.

We must ask ourselves; do not women have desires as men do? Then why over all do men commit adultery with their eyes and bodies? It’s not because men and women are different. It is because in most cases men are in a weak spiritual condition or a non awakened spiritual condition.

The Lies About Men Lusting

Let us first examine the lies about men lusting. Many men will say this nation is filled with immodesty at every turn? Does immodest dress make a man lust (commit adultery?) No. Others will say, There are a thousand pictures of near naked women at every turn. Does a picture make a man lust (commit adultery?) No. Even some will say, I’m just different and can’t help it once in a while.

This last group of men, who are they comparing themselves to? Who are they different from? For if they lust (commit adultery) they are different from those who are pure. And if they know that there are men who don’t lust. Why then do they not ask those who do not lust, for help. They do not, because they want not.

Yet there is another group of men, those who are trying to quit lusting. For that group I have good news, you are not alone. And there are men who will encourage you to the pure ways of life, if you can find them.

I will educate you on many of the pitfalls of the “excuse crowd” so that you may answer them. With a sound answer, that begins with men and women are different…

Men And Women Are Different

Man was created with woman and before the fall, they held equal positions. Neither being above the other. Yet when the fall of man came, man received the duty of being over the woman, and woman became the helper of the man. Genesis 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

This one-act put a burden upon the saved man more than any other act of God in my opinion. It established that the man be held accountable for everything in his house. From all the duties of his own life, to raising his house accountable to God, to keeping his wife and children from the evils of this world and above all things, to raise all who live in his home in the ways of the Lord. There can be no variance in the role of being a man.

Men and women are different, and whenever women try to be as men or men try to be as women. We think upon it as unnatural, and we should.

Men and women are different, and when ever the ordained order of God is manipulated with, we see the results. By weakness being shown more or demanded by men. And these weaknesses that are demanded are emotional, spiritual and the role of being the leader of the home.

The Truth About How Men Should Be The Stronger Vessel

If the woman is the weaker vessel, then the man should be the stronger vessel. 1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

Men and women are different, in that the stronger vessel should be able to hold more weight. That is, it should be able to persevere through the temptations of this world. Setting the example for the whole home. And also those who need to be shamed in the world. That those within the home can see the strength of God within the Father of the home.

The man has a great burden upon his shoulders, and as he and his home ages, the weight of the burden only grows, for many seasons. Therefore he is in great need of the one who lifts the burdens of life. Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

The last thing, the man of the home should do as a God-fearing man, is to put himself in a position of weakness, when it comes to standing up for purity. For men and women are different and the women of God, has a place within her, that desires to be protected. The timid and weak of spirit, are in no condition to protect the home, let alone their own bodies.

And God has put all the abilities within a man to protect his wife. He is built physically stronger, he is given the opportunity to be built spiritually into a man of God and he has been given a place in his heart to lead his family. And when he does not, he knows it!

Let us see how men and women are different; 1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

Men and Women are different, due to the order that God has ordained through his word. The man has great responsibility in this order. First he must subject himself through discipline to look at things above. Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

It is worth saying again, “The man will be held more accountable for the things allowed within the home and not allowed, for this reason. What he allows within his home, he allows within his soul. And what he allows within his soul, he allows within the souls of his loved one’s.

He will in the end be required to have the final word on the harder decisions that are made in the life of his family. In the end the man will be an honorable vessel or a dishonorable vessel. 2 Timothy 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

It can’t be said enough, “Men and women are different.” And it was designed that way be our Creator.

Men And Women Are Different; Establishing Honor Within Ones Life

Men and women are different, yet they are the same when they take the vow of marriage, this has been known for over 6,000 years. Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

When the man of a home is not pure, his home is not pure, period. No matter how pure his wife is, she will never reach the full plan of God within her soul. Therefore she will never illuminate her home with all the glory of God that she could. Some where within the lives of all who she loves there will be a retardation of the spirit. This is due to men and women being different in their duties over the home.

The man should be the protector of the home in all manners. And that starts with his own inner-man being clean. His life on the outside being blameless and his life as a whole being noble.

Men and Women are different, The Desires Of A Godly Woman

A woman of God, desires nothing greater than to be loved by her husband. Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; When a man takes his bride to the chamber, she believes with all her heart that no other woman resides within his heart. If she doesn’t she should not proceed any farther with him than the front door of her parents house to say good-by.

It is a great thing that Christ ask, that husbands should love their wives as Christ loved the church. And we know that Christ loved the church, unto the point of death. Therefore husbands should love their wives unto death.

First they should love their wives until physical death. This needs no explaining. Yet if a man does not do this, it is a disgraceful mark on his life all his days. The writer of this post knows this all to well with shame unto the grave. For my own life was not as it is now, and only Christ could do what has been done.

Secondly; A husband should love his wife unto death, in the physical ways. The first physical way is that he should protect her with his own life. to the point of death that no harm come to her. The second physical way is that he needs to be a man spiritually. That he is if he is a youth. He should put away his childish ways. 1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

In this day that we live in, there are to many children in the bodies of men. From video games, going to movies, watching the sports channel and buying things only a child would buy.

What does the last statement have to do with a man getting his life right with God? Everything. If a man can’t do away with the things of this world, he will never receive the things from the world to come.

This childish behavior has become so out of control, it now is in control of every facet that controls our lives. From the government, printing more money to cover a debt that it can’t repay, to a society that believes, in pills more than praying and to a church system that has regressed to being a child its self. How do we know the last thing? because children love change, and need change to be kept entertained.

Men and women are different, and as long as men continue to be joking, high-fiving children, with a bunch of toys or wanting them. Women will rule to many things, And be insecure in the process. Men and women are different and a woman wants her husband to be a man of God, not a child.

Men And Women Are Different; To Become A Man Of God

Men and women are different and a women (your wife) wants nothing more than for you to become a man of God. And that was worth saying again.

The first thing you must do is have hope that by faith you can be a man of God. In this age that we live in, the greatest thing lacking in Christendom is faith. And what is faith? Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

The second thing one must do is believe by faith, that one becomes a believer in the ways of Christ. Are you a believer, in the vision that you can become the man who God wants you to become? The definition of believer is; http://sorabji.com/1828/words/c/christian.html 3. A real disciple of Christ; one who believes in the truth of the Christian religion, and studies to follow the example, and obey the precepts, of Christ; a believer in Christ who is characterized by real piety.

Now a man is ready to put his faith into works. This is were men and women are different. As a man you must confront men to achieve purity. You must, there is no way around it. Do all your confrontations in love and peace. Be gentle and kind, yet be as iron.

The first person you will have to ask for help to quit lusting (committing adultery) is your pastor. And the first question you will have to ask him is, “if he lust.” (commits adultery.) If he answers anything but “NO.” He does and you will hear the excuses roll off his lips. Understand if he lust, he does at all women, you and I know that.

You will take your first step in becoming a man when you take your first step away from that church, in the name of love for your God, your wife and children. When men ask you why you don’t attend any longer, be a man and tell them.

The blind can’t lead the blind. Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Men and women are different, and you will know it, like you have never known it. When your wife shares with you what she thinks about you for protecting your family and above that loving God.

It is a beautiful thing to know, that men and women are different, in the sight of God and you, when you are free from lusting.

The second thing you need to do is pray for help, I did and fifteen years later God sent me a godly wife. Also read all the post that I have written, for these reasons; You will know that you are not alone, you will know the lies about lusting, the excuses and the ways to get out of lusting.

I write to you my beloved brother. destroy the idols in your soul. For it is better to suffer for doing that which is pleasing to God, than that which is evil. 1 Peter 3:17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.

I will write, about more excuses, so that you may see the folly in them, and I will write more on the greater things of God, that He may be glorified. Amen.

The next post will be on the excuse “My Grace Is Sufficient”

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THE FLESH IS WEAK

The Flesh Is Weak

The flesh Is Weak

The Flesh Is Weak Truth And Lie

The flesh is weak; is one of the most over used Bible verses, to back up a sin filled lifestyle. And I will prove this point to you, so that their will be no disagreement between us in the end of this post, if you are seeking the truth.

First off, a man will say, “every time I see a women, I lust after her.” And some one within the Christian realm will say, “the flesh is weak brother.”

You and I know the last statement is said over and over. Between men who are suppose to be pointing their brothers towards purity not impurity.

Let us examine What a man does when he lust; *He sets his eyes on what his heart desires. He thinks upon her with his mind and worships her with his soul. Yes he worships her, that is he puts her above, his God, his wife and the consequences of his actions. To the point of death.

*My wife gave me that saying, and it holds water.

In the whole process of lusting, the flesh is many things but weak is not one of them. To say the flesh is weak, while a man is lusting is an out right lie.

The fact is that the flesh is strong. So strong that it will hold onto sin until death. James 1:15 Then the lust, when it hath conceived, beareth sin: and the sin, when it is full grown, bringeth forth death.

So strong is the flesh, that a man can look another in the eye and say the “flesh is weak, when he is lusting.” And the other man will agree.

For this reason; he does not want his sin to be called sin. Though maybe worse he is ignorant that his flesh is so strong, so he just agrees with those who lead him. Woe unto those who teach such lies.

The man who has no control over his soul, is as a city without walls. Proverbs 25:28 He whose spirit is without restraint Is like a city that is broken down and without walls. He will let everything evil come into him and his flesh will always put pleasure over perseverance.

A man’s flesh is so strong, that he can control it when he wants to and unleash it when he desires to. That is he can selectively sin. This is why we know that lusting is a choice. A man may lust all day long but when the pastor makes his rounds, he will button up and act proper. Or if the pastor is a luster, he will do the same around his congregation but will be of the world when in the world. In other words man is in total control of his flesh, through strength.

It is by desire and power that men lust, or kill the flesh. For the flesh is not weak by any means. The heart of a man is wicked Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly corrupt: who can know it?

And the soul of man is darkness  Micah 7:3 Their hands are upon that which is evil to do it diligently; the prince asketh, and the judge is ready for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth the evil desire of his soul: thus they weave it together. And the mind of man is at enmity with God. Romans 8:7 because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be:

The flesh of man is not weak, for the whole man is guilty of his sin by his choice. For did the eye sin, the ear sin, the heart sin or the mind sin? maybe the soul sinned? No, the whole body sinned with all its strength. For is it not true, as quick as the eye can lust, the feet can run to evil? Isaiah 59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their paths.

The flesh of man is full of power (pride) unto death. Therefore what is the answer, to the man who says, “The flesh is weak.” When it comes to Lusting or any other sin. The answer is, “The flesh is weak, when it comes to doing the will of the Father who is in heaven.” Yet worse your problem maybe that your spirit is weak or asleep.

 The Flesh Is Weak When The Spirit Is Willing.

The flesh is weak is a true statement, when it comes to its own death. There is no better example of the flesh being weak to its own death than this verse. Matthew 26:42 Again a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, My Father, if this cannot pass away, except I drink it, thy will be done.

In agony Christ prayed, to the point that his sweat was as great drops of blood, hitting the ground. Yet Christ put the spirit over the flesh and drank the cup. And no man will understand, “the flesh is weak.” Until he drinks the cup of Christ.

If you want to experience the flesh being weak, all you have to do is present purity in an impure world. In other words, correct a man when he uses profanity in front of you. Share with a women she shouldn’t dress the way she dresses if she loves the Lord. Stand up for what is holy and stand against what is defiled. I guarantee you, you will know what “the flesh is weak” means.

For when a man puts the flesh into subjection to the spirit, he will no longer be a youth. For youths are ruled by their flesh. Yet the youth will become a man of God. Knowing what is good and evil. By doing what the spirit desires more so than the flesh.

The youth must overcome the strength of the flesh, so that he is able to become a man of God. For no man who lust, is a man of God. 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

We have within our grasp, the record of those who’s flesh was weak. But those same people the world was not worthy to have as citizens. Hebrews 11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

The flesh is weak, when it comes to godly people who are the citizens of Zion. There is only one difference between people who say the flesh is weak. One group uses it as a Bible verse excuse to continue in a sinful lifestyle. The other group crucifies the flesh daily.

What Is The Answer To Making The Flesh Weak Through The Spirit

To Make The Flesh Weak, One must have faith in Christ.

The Flesh Is Weak

The Martyrdom of Stephen

To Make The Flesh Weak, One must love Christ beyond one’s self. For the first step in making the flesh weaker than the spirit, is believing in Christ more than self. This act of love for Christ cannot be carried out by a man. Only by the spirit within the man, through faith, belief and works.

The process of making the flesh weak, starts with a simple examination of ones life. And ends with the death of the flesh. To the point that one counts himself dead through crucifixion daily. For the old man will die, But his sinful habits will be a shadow that follows the new creature. And the illuminated life of a saint will kill the shadow of the old man (his habits.)

The flesh is weak within the man who presses on to be as God. Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. We must run the good race, and be participators of the circumcised life. Constantly striving for the ways of Christ, that we may enter through his gates. Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

The flesh is weak to do that which is good in the sight of God. Therefore the spirit must be exercised to know good and evil. Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

When a man knows good and evil by practicing good, he will quit practicing that which is evil in the sight of God. It will become natural for him to do that which is good. For he remembers doing evil and no longer wants the chastening of the Lord. Yet he knows the Lord loves him. Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

I shall end with this; The decisions of a man will give him peace with Christ through the Holy Spirit or the sentencing of God at the bar of God. Be quickened my brother, excuses to live a sin filled life (lusting is a sin filled life.) Using the very word of God, will put a man at odds with God. In front of God.

Know this my brother, it is cruel hatred. That a man could share with you to continue in a sinful lifestyle that will put your soul in hell. By using the scriptures. And if you are one of those men that share with men the excuses to sin. Do you not fear God!

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VIRTUOUS WOMEN

Making Virtuous women

Making Virtuous Women

The Making Of A Virtuous Woman Starts With The Father Of The Home Being Noble.

Noble behavior by the father of the home, is one of the stones needed to shape a virtuous women. And what is noble ? http://sorabji.com/1828/words/n/noble.html

NO’BLE, a.
1. Great; elevated; dignified; being above every thing that can dishonor reputation; as a nobel mind; a noble courage; noble deeds of valor.

Nobility, comes to a man by love. Some men are noble out of love for their father or mother. Some by being in love with their brothers in arms, and some by belonging to an organization or church. Yet there are those that are noble to be closer to Christ. For they yearn for the day to be with him.

When a man walks in nobility, and he has daughters, virtuous women are going to come from his loins.

Virtuous Women As Children

It cannot be stressed enough, that the wife of the home. Be a model of the “Virtuous Women.” Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Her mouth is a blessing to the mouths she feeds.  Proverbs 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

Her feet do not run to gossip, and her eyes are open to all but her gates are shut to evil. With her towers she sees far, that she may help or warn. She will teach with her tongue more than a thousand instructors can. And she will have more influence on who her child will become than a hundred men.

Again I say, “a virtuous women is the model of the home.” For the father will point to the mother on many occasions, when the child needs to be shown the ways of virtue.

Virtuous Women A Quiet Home

A baby raised in a quiet home, will most likely be a quiet baby. And godly music in a home, is the sign of godliness within the home. A baby that listens to godly music is being filled with the sounds of heaven. Her mind is being transformed by the stream that runs through it. To the point that if she hears disruptive music she will cry at times. (my wife has witnessed this.)

If her ears are being filled with the sounds of heaven, her eyes should be filled with the colors of heaven. The pastel colors of the rainbow are beautiful colors to rap a baby’s mind in. Her blanket should be soft to the touch and to the eye. Her bedroom should be warm to the skin and to the mind.

There are enough bright colors, loud noises and flashy lights in this world. Keep them away from your baby, and she will adore the simple things around her so much more. I have a saying, “the less toys, the more joys. The more toy’s, the less joys.” We have seven children, eight and under and that saying has stood steady over the years.

Let your growing baby bump their heads once in a while. My wife told me a good saying, “Don’t worry, there will be plenty of times to say no.”

But as for being raised into virtuous women; a baby surrounded by the quite things of life, within the walls of the home is off to a good start. And a better start is also surrounding the outside of the home with the things of nature.

Every toddler, needs a garden or at least to play in one. The joy that will be planted within the heart, soul and mind of a toddler, that plants seeds. Then waters them and tends to the garden. Cannot be measured.

As a toddler, she will be a handful. (I know we have six girls.) Thank God they do grow older. Toddlers needs hugs and sound rules with sound consequences. At this age the goal of a virtuous women seems to be impossible to accomplish. Yet by giving them a quite home and a peaceful environment, you will do much in molding them into becoming a virtuous women.

Virtuous Women The Early Years

A child learns more in the first five years of their lives than in the next ten. They will learn what is acceptable to God by what is allowable within the walls of their home. And by where they go outside the walls of their home. Proverbs 22:6 Teach a child in the trade of his way, and when he is old he shall not depart from it.

The greatest decisions to form the child’s life will be made at this time. And sad to say usually without considering the long-term consequences of them.

It must be considered through prayer and wisdom, if your child will go to the local church or they will be taught the ways of Christ in the home. It is sad that I have to bring up such a thing. Yet, the common church in nearly every case that I have personally found. Is no longer capable of training up children. Into virtuous girls or noble young men. Due to the condition of the leadership.

One decision to pray upon is, if you should watch the television programs of the world. And allow your children to watch the television. This all important subject, in most cases is given less time over a child’s life than a family will take to eat a good dinner. And the impact of the television will last a life time. I can still remember the funny, evil and sports shows I used to watch thirty years ago.

The second decision to pray upon for the future of the Child is education. And the education that I speak of is if you as a Godly father will send your child to public school or home school them.

The influence of the public school system is all-powerful. The public school system, has used that influence to bend the minds of children towards evil to no end. From “homosexual day.” To letting a girl have her own bathroom at a school because she thinks she’s a boy. To teaching the use of devices for intimacy, and advocating every evil thing under the sun as good.

Though worse your child will be around children that will teach her, the things of the world. She will learn, competition in a hundred forms, she will be hurt emotionally by the opposite sex sooner or later and the possibilities of her keeping her virginity are nearly nil.

The greatest pressures will be put on her to do, what God and you want her not to do. In all areas of her life.

I don’t have anything to say good about the public school system. And it doesn’t have anything good to say about my God.

If you are truly wanting your child or children to become virtuous women, don’t send them to one of the most immoral places in this nation. It just doesn’t make sense to me, that someone would believe in God and send their child to the Devil’s workshop, to learn the crafts of wickedness.

Your children will never forget, being home schooled. And you will never forget the rewards. When those first pages are read, when that first assignment is finished and when the sentences start to pour from the pen. And all that was done by you.

The forming of the child’s heart into that of a virtuous women will be done within the walls of your home. As a potter forms a vessel upon the potter’s wheel.

The rewards of having your children at home cannot be measured. No institution can teach them like you can. Because they don’t have the same interest in them as you do.

I take my children out to the garden after school work or we go and look at the bees during the summer months. We go for walks and go to the park We do us time, not my time or their time. Time spent with your children cannot be replaced with money spent on them.

I will now write about the garden. Their was only one paradise on this earth and it was a garden. Genesis 2:15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. A virtuous women and a garden are a lot alike.

Both are raised in good soil, sunshine and showers. A child will see life begin in a garden. She will see life blossom in a garden, she will gather food from a garden and she will see death in the garden.

Yet more important, she will work in the garden with Dad or Mom. There is peace in a garden, and when there is peace. Talking comes easy. I have had more talks with all my children in the garden. We just blab, lots of love, no don’t do this or that talk just love. It’s so good for the hearts of all who are within ear shot to hear the melodies of the family.

Virtuous women will have fond memories in the garden with Dad or Mom. They will teach their own children the value of love in the garden all their days. Animals will do the same thing for the maturing of virtuous women.

We have chickens and I will just share, this to will help shape a young child into a virtuous women. We will be hatching chicks this spring, and the children just love to see the chicks coming out of the eggs. It puts so much love in them for life out side of themselves.

Virtuous Women Dress

Joy Within The Home

Virtuous Women

Dress is a subject that cannot be over looked when it comes to the making  virtuous women. When one thinks upon Mary the Mother of Jesus, we think upon a virtuous woman. And ponder upon this for a moment, how do you think upon the dress of Mary?

Her dress was that of a women that was qualified by God to be the mother of His only begotten Son. Her dress was loose fitting, covering her body and her head was covered with a long (covering.)

In today’s world clothing is an issue because of three main reasons. The number one reason is insecurity. To many men are the cause of this. The number two reason is competition. No explanation is needed. and number three is there are some women who are not fit to write about. So I won’t.

Yet virtuous women, dress the way they do because they have had noble fathers teach them or they have noble husbands who desire the look of a virtuous women, in their wife. Or both. And some women have had the leading of God by prayer and wonders to be changed from worldly women into virtuous women.

All the above women are great examples in their homes for the training of the children. When it comes to dress.

Bright colors are for the creation of God, for the flamingo is beautiful, the toucans’ beck is something to behold and the leopard is a splendid sight. But as for dress, the plainer the pattern, the more beauty shown on the person.

The Making Of Virtuous Women

The Making Of Virtuous Women

It cannot be underestimated the clothing of innocence has upon a society of impurity. Our children are a light in this dark world. And we get complimented all the time. It is an honor to represent the Lord, in this world by not being a part of this world. And clothing will witness in a great way for the Kingdom of God.

Clothing is one of the greatest ways of preparing children, into virtuous women. For one must consider this. If a man, dresses his daughters as the world, he does not love them in a godly manner. Leviticus 19:29 ¶ Thou shalt not make thy daughter common, to cause her to be a whore, lest the land also fall to whoredom, and the land be full of wickedness.

Let us face the facts, Men! pray to God and seek his face. Share with God that your daughter looks pleasing to His eye. And walks well in his sight. You and I know that to many daughters dress immodest to say the least. And our nation is overflowing with women playing the harlot, due to their dress.

To end on these notes about dress, if dress wasn’t so important. People would not put up such a fight for it. And if as a father, you want to keep your daughter pure. Don’t allow them to dress impure. The purity of dress will keep the unfit youths from pursuing your daughters.

The Making of a Virtuous Women In The Home

Making Of A Virtuous Women Within The Home

Making Of A Virtuous Women Within The Home

If you want a virtuous women, you have to start with a virtuous child. You must teach her the ways of the home. knitting, sewing, cooking, how to be thrifty and how to basically balance a many things on one plate over the years.

As a child, she has a lot ahead of her but children are eager to learn. It is fascinating to see what our eight year old can sew. And how quick she can learn new things around the house.

The future Of Our Girl’s As Virtuous Women

I will give no teaching on the things I have not done. We are praying and planning on our children’s futures now. Counting the cost, and keeping our minds on things that are above. Colossians 3:2 Set your affections on things which are above, and not on things which are on the earth.

It cannot be said enough. That the hymn’s should be sung in the home and the reading of the Bible should be part of the day within the home.

May God be with you in raising virtuous women, Amen.

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ESTABLISHING MORALITY

Establishing Morality

Establishing Morality

Establishing Morality Within The Man

Establishing morality, within the heart, mind and soul of ones own body, should be the purpose of every Christian. And for this to happen one must do an examination of ones own being. 2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

Before you read on, please read; War Against Immorality and Victory Against Immorality, if you have not done so.

Now on to the facts at hand, We as a people must establish morality within our own bodies, homes, communities, churches and nation.If we ever hope to have the peace of Christ reside over us as a people again.

We now live in a land, that it is bullet riddled with immorality. And at every turn it is only getting worse. This is due to the weak condition of faith within those who say they believe in Christ.

Yet, if you have had victory over immorality in your life. Now it is time to establish morality within your sphere of influence. Yes it is time to put your trust in Christ and Christ alone.

Establishing Morality To An Immoral People.

Nothing will establish morality, like a man of purity. When those who are immoral try to teach the morals of God to the world, or they speak against immorality. God himself, will weigh them in the scales of justice. Romans 2:22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? 23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? 24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

In the age we live in, it should be simple to apply the moral living standards of God, to an immoral society. Yet due to the lack of faith and obedience of Christians or the immoral codes allowed by Christianity, establishing morality is a difficult task.

The Enemies Of Establishing Morality The Congregation Of The Dead

Those who wear crosses around their necks and not in their hearts are the greatest detriment to morality. Let us look at a few indisputable facts within the congregation of the dead. The idea that homosexuals can preach from the pulpit. The using of the Bible to show that homosexuality is acceptable behavior in the church. The notion that a woman can come dressed to church as a stumbling block. Yet worse that no one can judge her, by a rebuke. I am not speaking about the first time attendee. Though that is the best time to share with anyone what is acceptable and not within the body of believers and that from pastor down, lust is given a pass at every turn. I could name many more charges but will not.

These people have done more harm to the Church, than Satan and the heathens could ever do. They will compromise the cross, for a glance, pleasures and their love of this worlds ways. 2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

These people deny the power of God, over the love of their own emotions. The homosexual can come as he is and stay as he is, is their cry. Yet they deny the power of God to transform the man. Therefore he is doomed to hell. And the power of God is put to rest, never being exercised within the walls of those who stand for evil. For we know good from evil by exercise. Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Establishing Morality In Your Presence

It is a sad thing to think upon. That Christianity has sunk so low. That in most cases evil can happen within ear shot of a Christian and his tongue will stick to the roof of his mouth. His eyes will most likely drink all he can and he will once again grieve the Holy Spirit.

Why is this, because the man has been conditioned to accept profane things as normalcy. By watching the television, listening to the radio, going to the entertainments of this age, and joining himself with the scorners of God at work and on the weekends at local sporting events.

Put simply, he has been witnessed to, and is being transformed or has been transformed into a double minded man. By not establishing morality from within and exercising the power of God to an immoral world. He has and will continue to be witnessed to, and become immoral through and through in the eye’s of God.

This must no longer be the case. Think upon this one thing; the next time a man uses profanity in front of you. Correct him, on the spot. The verse; the flesh is weak but the spirit is willing, will have a whole new meaning to you.

I went into a bank one time and an employee was dressed lewd. I shared this with my wife when I came home. (I felt uncomfortable addressing this sin at the bank.) My wife called the bank and the manager was very kind. From that day forward, that bank has had a different look to it. Establishing morality, can be done by the mire touch of a phone.

Another time, a women at another bank said she was a Christian, so I gave her a pamphlet that my wife wrote on immodesty. Once again I established morality by using the power of God through Jesus. She never helped me again. One time she even left her teller spot and the manager took care of me.

Once again, A young lady came into our home with the local doctor. (Doctors do house calls in Wellman Iowa due to a high population of Amish there.) I went to shake her hand as I was being introduced to her. I turned my head away from her. She was nearly bear breasted and through practice I will not set my eyes on a woman’s nudity. My wife shared with me later, that she looked like she was going to cry the whole time she was at our home. I shared with my wife about turning my head. Establishing morality is out of love for Christ, that others may come to Christ by being shamed. For shame brings repentance and repentance a turning about in ones life or shame brings out the hatred in one’s heart towards purity.

Yet their is boldness of the spirit greater than I in many cases, and I must give credit to a fifteen year old boy who is severely disabled. His physical therapist came to his  house to give him his treatment. And Bobby said, “You will have to put on a sweater before you start your therapy session.”  She complied because he is a moral young man. Filled with the power of God.

Establishing morality comes with exercise

Establishing morality, will require exercise of ones spirit. So one may know good from evil. Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Be confident in Christ and know that your faith will abound greatly when establishing morality within your sphere of influence. You will never know the power of God, until you put to use the gifts of God. For do not be pulled from the battle field, by made up tails of men who use even the Bible as an excuse to stay in a lifestyle of immorality, saying that morality is not of great importance When measuring the faith and love of Christ in a soldier of Christ. 1 Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

Examine your inner-man, seek God through the dark cloud. Find God through the dark cloud on the high mountain. And you will know what you must do. For if a man can’t stand up for the morals of God. He Will never stand up for the giver of the morals of God, Christ.  Mark 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

If a man uses profanity around me, in most cases I ask him not to. Once in a while I get caught off guard but not often. Establishing morality becomes natural to anyone who makes it their duty to do so. There is no excuse under the sun to not establish morality. And to not teach your children the love of Christ and pure living for Christ, by establishing morality within yourself, your home and your whole life.

And in this dark age that we live in, more people should be establishing morality. Instead of standing up for immorality. And if a man does nothing about immorality, he is participating with evil.

Yet, know this that I have shared with my wife. One day I may come home, bloody or worse. For there are those who do not want to hear the truth. Yet I have been put here to tell the truth. I do not go out of my way to cause trouble. But I will not let a woman come into my home nearly naked and not be shamed, I will not let people use profanity around me. And I will not sit idle, while men, churches, and this nation practice immorality on their way to hell.

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Victory Over Immorality

Victory over immorality

Victory over immorality

Victory over Immorality; The Foot hold Needs To Be Established.

Victory over immorality requires faith to the point of death. No man will have victory over immorality, who does not die to the immoral things that plague his life.

Yes, faith, will take a man to death, for the sake of the cross. But the love of Christ holds him to the cross, while the nails are put into his flesh. That he may be crucified to the sins of immorality that hold him away from being intimate  with Christ. For without pain to the flesh, their will be no victory over immorality.

The definition of immorality; IMMORAL’ITY, n. Any act or practice which contravenes the divine commands or the social duties. Injustice,dishonesty, fraud, slander, profaneness, gaming, intemperance, lewdness, are immoralities. All crimes are immoralities; but crime expresses more than immorality. http://sorabji.com/1828/words/i/immorality.html

 

Simply put, immorality is serving self, in any form, therefore one is then outside the will of God.

To establish victory over immorality, the worshiping of God must be the foundation. As was mentioned in the last post (War against Immorality) the inner-man must be conquered. Then and only then will victory begin to take place one battle at a time.

Pray and worship God, as you look upon the battle field of your own home. You as a man are the high priest of your home. Therefore be holy in your decisions. Be holy in all your ways. For God is Holy and his people are holy. Leviticus 11:45 For I am the Lord that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for am holy.

We are holy to a degree, and to have victory over immorality we must know this; God’s greatest attribute is holiness. And this gift is ours to have, when we give our bodies over to Christ.

Holiness is given to follower’s of Christ when those followers concentrate themselves to Christ. 1. To make or declare to be sacred, by certain ceremonies or rites; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the service and worship of God; as, to consecrate a church.
Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. Exo 29.
All the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated to the Lord. Josh 6. http://sorabji.com/1828/words/c/consecrate.html

A simple way to think of being consecrated is this; to be separated from one thing and dedicated to another.

The essence of the definition, of being holy is that one is free from sin. Note Paul was not sinless. Yet he was free from living a sin filled life. And it should be every Christians goal to be free from sin. Therefore they can be at liberty with Christ. And with victory over immorality this is not only possible, it is Gods plan for every man who proclaims Christ.

Now let us get back to the facts that face us. Your home must be made pure. For does not Christ reside within the walls of your home? Is He not, omnipresent and when you pray in your home is He not with you?

Victory over immorality, can only be established by being filled with faith, to the point that you will do the will of God. The reason for this is because, your faith on the inside can be measured by how far you are from the world on the outside. And this will be a measuring rod, when it comes to if you will or will not have victory over immorality.

I will give you an example, the neighbor comes over to your house, and you give him the talk about Jesus and how beautiful it is to have a relationship with him. He sits down and notices you are just like him and leaves after a while. unchanged and not moved.

He will not be moved by your words more than by your actions. Believe me, if you sing the hymns in your home, didn’t have a television blaring every time he came over  and your family didn’t fit into the immoral customs of this age, he would take notice. The bottom line is this; he would have been witnessed too by the power of God through you. that’s right, God would have used you.

God will use you as you could never imagine, when you quite being an immoral man. And cleaning out the inside is the first victory over immorality, then the cleaning of the customs of the outside is the second victory over immorality.

Victory Over Immorality; Hating Sin, Fearing The Consequences Of Sin.

We must clean the inside of the body out before the outside of the body. Matthew 23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

By not cleaning out the inside we shall never see sin as sin, and we will never have the fear of sin that we should. That is the strange thing about Christ, the purer one gets the farther they seem from him. And the more they fear (reverence) him.

I say this in shame as a Christian, not enough Christians hate sin. Literally hate it, And it should bring more Christians shame. Why? because our Father in Heaven hates sin. Therefore we should hate sin. Prayer alone will reveal the immorality of the world to your soul and worshiping God will bring you to a point of fearing and hating sin.

On the same note, I have great sorrow that few people living today don’t fear sin. It is always a sad note on a man, his home, church, community and nation. That man’s fear of sin, can be measured by how much sin he commits and allows within his life. And how slow he is to be gone with the ways of sin or begins to be yoked with them.

Deep within the souls of men who do not fear sin, is this. That there are no grave con-sequences for living a sinful lifestyle.

Victory Over Immorality; The First Battle

In the victory over immorality, the first battle on the outside, is the use of the eye’s. And the eyes of a righteous man are joy to the heart. Proverbs 15:30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.

Great joy will come to your soul and your faith in Christ will grow thirty fold, when you set your eyes upon the things of purity. My Beloved brother, a little turn of the head will keep the leaven out of the bread. A look away from that which is immoral will make a man grow six inches spiritually.

We all look at Job as a spiritual giant and for good reason. Through anguish he did not sin against God. One of the great traits of Job was self-control. Job 31:1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? Note Job, did not look upon women, therefore he did not think upon women.

How could Job do this, his soul was the habitation of God. For the eyes are only as strong as the soul.

As I was saying, the eyes of a man, tell who he is. When a man can control his eyes by his love for Christ, he will not set his eyes upon immoral things. As I was saying, the eyes of a man, tell who he is. When a man can control his eyes by his love for Christ, he will not set his eyes upon immoral things. Nor will his eyes be tempted by immoral things. (He has no love for them, because his soul does not worship immoral things.)

The next thing in the victory over immorality, is the ears. In this day of age, there are to many words to hear from the mouths of others that are immoral. The first Psalm, gives us great wisdom in avoiding the words that are not fit for those who want victory over immorality. Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

We must be in the world, but not of it. Do not gather around those who talk of immorality in all forms, do not be around those who are idle talkers. For every idle word we say, we will be judge for in heaven, do not be acquaintances with those who are always going towards the pit and do not be caught with those who joke all the time. For all these men will lead you to a snare.

But be apprehended by that which is above.  Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Listen to the hymns, think upon the heavens when in the world, be with Christ when among the heathen and know that you are counted as within the body of Christ.

Turn the ear from evil, turn the ear towards righteousness, For by hearing we are saved, for by hearing we know we are loved by Christ, and to have victory over immorality. One will know it three ways, by their eyes, ears, and mouth.

The victory over immorality, is won by the man who, guards his ears from the scoffers of God. Do not think you will convert those who are such haters of God, have you not tried. Have you not tried to be like them a little. And what has it prevailed for the Kingdom of God? Their may be a time to live through the lion’s den but first one should be as Daniel.

The ears are as only as strong as the heart, For the ears of a child are tickled easily. 2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

The ears will strengthen the heart of a man, beyond childhood and being a youth. When exercised to turn from evil and turned towards good, then and only then will the youth become a man of God. And men of God have victory over immorality, every day as something that comes natural to them, through practice.

For the holy man, turns the eye away from that which is evil and closes the ear to that which is evil. Just by humming a hymn, I can stop any evil music of this world from entering my mind. It is an easy thing to do, in the spirit, with a little practice.

Victory Over Immorality; The Mouth

The mouth of man is the second battle. Is there anything harder to tame, than the mouth. James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

When a man can control his mouth, he has given his life over to Christ fully. And God is preparing him, for His use. Men are saved by hearing the word, and saved men who live as they speak, will plant and water many seeds.

Think not that the well-mannered man, who speaks eloquently is the man of the hour. When it comes to living right. If he lust’s after women, he speaks with his mouth to other men or to himself. To many idle words does he speak, and we will all be judged on every idle word that we speak. Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

There is no other part of the body that reveals the heart, more than the mouth. Matthew 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

Yet if the mouth can defile a man, the mouth can show the work of Christ within a mans heart. Victory over immorality comes to the man who has surrendered his life over to Christ, and has set his vision on serving God.

God will use the man who has overcome the sins of immorality within his own body, to show the work of Christ to an immoral world.

Victory Over Immorality The Next Battle; Rebuking Immorality

I will finish this post on about 10-11-15

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WAR AGAINST IMMORALITY

War Against Immorality

War Against Immorality

War Against Immorality; A War Of Violence.

War against immorality; is a war of forces unseen. Yet the fruit of those forces is seen. And as for the time that we live in, it is all to clear. That the forbidden fruit of immorality is eaten by all but a few men.

Why is this, because their are many instructors, preaching against immorality but few fathers teaching it within the walls of their own homes. 1 Corinthians 4:15 For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

The battle against immorality, starts within the inner-man (the soul of man.) Do not make the mistake, that ones soul can come to Christ, in peace. For it is known before we belonged to Christ, we belonged to the father of this world and were of this world.

When one meets Christ on the battle field of the soul, it will take force to be free from the ways of the flesh. Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

The Word of God, is after all the sword of truth, designed to kill the lies of this world. Beginning with the lie within all men without Christ, that they are in no need of the Lord Jesus Christ.

There are no substitutes for dying to Christ. For all men are either for Christ or not. Mark 9:40 For he that is not against us is on our part. We are for Christ, if we proclaim Christ. Yet why is there so much immorality within the souls of men? Because the souls of men have not died violently to sin. Hebrews 12:4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

If a man strives against immorality (sin) he will be triumphant. Yet to do so, he must die to this world. For all men are conformed to what they love. Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Being victorious against the sexual sins that rule ones soul, is of utmost importance. The soul of man is designed to be the dwelling place of God, where God and man commune as one. Man will perform all his duties from his soul, either good or evil. 1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

The soul of man is taken by violence, By weapons not forged with hands, bit by the supernatural power of God. For God awakens the soul of man, But man must, arise from his spiritual slumber. 2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

War Against Immorality; The War Begins

For there to be victory over immorality, there must be a battle. And that first battle is against what the soul worships. I will explain my self: this is how sin works; the soul worships the sin, the sin is then desired by the heart, through imaginations, then the heart gives it’s desires and imaginations to the mind, the mind then thinks upon the sin over and over giving the sin power. Then the soul, heart and mind use all their strength ordering the flesh to carry out the sin, either in thought or physical action, unto death.

How does one declare war against immorality? Three ways; from above, from the inside of our souls to the outside of our influence.

The war against immorality, from above comes by praying to God in earnestness. To plead with God to make ones soul as white as wool. To not be turned by a little leaven, to stay the course out of love for purity.

To have faith in God, to the point that you believe that God will make you into his image on the inside (a moral man in an immoral society.) To pray through the fog of confusion of this world, past the dark cloud, through the dark glass, past the candle sticks and through the vale. To the point that your soul will be restrung by the hand of God.

The war against immorality has just begun. And rebellion by the flesh will happen. Oh so nonchalantly, will the flesh begin to dig in.

There is only one problem, when it comes to the war against immorality with the flesh. The flesh does not wan’t to die. Yet it must, there is no circumventing it, the flesh must surrender. And the conditions of that surrender are “unconditional.”

The War Against Immorality; How To Kill The Carnal Man.

The greatest thing a man can do to kill the “old man” is to worship God. Worshiping God, will do this to a man; It will show him how little he is and how magnificent God is. Simply put it will put the carnal man in his place (the grave.) Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

While worshiping God, we bend the knee, we bow the head and we are humbled in His presence. And at the same time, we begin to put our souls in the hands of an awesome God. Therefore we put into action this simple spiritual formula; By worshiping God, man will quit worshiping himself.

The Second Place We Declare War Against Immorality is from the inside.

If worshiping God will kill the carnal man, it will also build the spiritual man. Yet we need strength to do the things of God. Therefore God gives strength to the man who thinks upon the things that are above. Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

How does one think upon the things that are above, he prays to Christ, his God. Who resides in heaven. By praying a man will become Christ-like, for who we spend our time with, out of worshiping and praying to. We become a figure of that being, either for good or evil. For let us take heed that our whole beings are set upon Christ and not the things of this world.

For the war against immorality will be won by the individual, Who stands in faith. And makes Christ his all. When one prays to God, it is by faith. For we do not pray to what we see and we are lead to pray for things that we would not think. Yet we believe that God will hear our prayers.

Make no mistake about it, our most powerful weapons in the war against immorality are spiritual. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4. (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5, Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

And the most power weapons of this world are physical. From the harlots of ages past, to the cheap Hollywood actresses of today, from the gladiators of Rome, to the sports stars of today and from the Idol’s of ancient times, that could not talk or hear. To the idols of today that can talk and apprehend as never before.

The lines have been drawn, in the war against immorality. Purity will not compromise with immorality. And immorality will call God a liar, for the father of immorality is a murderer. Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

The war against immorality from here on out, will separate those who want purity. From those who desire impurity. For this simple reason; the soul will be taken violently by the spirit or the carnal man will hold onto his sins with violence against the spirit. Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

I will give you an example of violence. I have talked to men, and shared with them, “You should not lust.” And they answer back, “I’m not perfect brother.” The violence that takes place within the spiritual realm is catastrophic.

In the first place the man will not even listen to a man that is trying to take sin out of his life. And also the man will use excuses even from the Holy word of God to continue in his lifestyle of sin. The grieving of the Holy Spirit has grave consequences, and we should all consider this verse more. Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

The man mentioned talks of a war against immorality, but can’t muster the strength to put his hands together to even pray for a war against immorality.

Yet the man who violently takes ground from the enemy and gives it to Christ does a noble thing. Part of him dies for his Lord, thus he gives back to God what belongs to God. This man has placed a strong footing by faith and works within his inner-man, for the kingdom of God. By believing he can win the war against immorality through Jesus Christ.

In the war against immorality, when the soul is taken over by the powers of God, the sin that used to be within the man. Is now dead, and dead sin can do no work within the body. For how can sin do work within a man, who can’t be tempted! tempt tem(p)t/ verb past tense: tempted; past participle: tempted 1. entice or attempt to entice (someone) to do or acquire something that they find attractive but know to be wrong or not beneficial.

Take note; in the war against immorality, when you overcome your own soul, by faith and works through Jesus Christ, with the aid of the power of God and the assistance of the Holy Spirit. You will not find the sins of this world attractive. Because by exercising your spirit you will know the difference between good and evil. Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

When all the trinkets of the soul fall, and God is given his throne back, The heart will return home as a prodigal son. Luke 15:21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

The heart is wicked because the soul worshiped wickedness, and loved evil, yet when the soul is transformed, the fleshly heart will be found and the new mind will be known. Simply put, the old man is dead.

The War Against Immorality; The Outside

The war against immorality, starts on the inside of the man, for good reason. He must be pure with God to walk in an impure world. The first thing he must clean up is his own area of influence. That is, his home. Listen to me through and through and you will see the importance of cleaning up ones own home.

The first thing that must go is the idols in your home, I know that I have just lost many people, with that one statement. I can only warn you of the dangers of the idols that hold you to the love of this world. And as a Christian it is my duty to do so. The modern idols of this world have transformed more minds in the last fifty years towards wickedness than any other ancient gods. And it will only get worse.

My brother, pray on this matter. In the war against immorality some things will have to change in your life. don’t ask men who don’t want change. But look at the influence that the idols within you home have on your family. Think of what will be on the television in fifty years when your great-grandchildren are watching it, what video games there will be and things that we can’t even know.

Pray on this matter, heaven and hell are in the balances of the hand of God, and for a house to do good or evil are in the hands of the man of the home.

If you desire a deeper place with Christ, the noise of this world will have to go. Loving the idols of this age and trying to love Christ more, is like trying to sit down in the middle of a freeway at rush hour and pray.

It is time to let go of the things of this world so that you can embrace the things of Christ.

There will be many things that the Lord will require, but has not the father of this world required many things? Are we all not in a war against immorality, as warriors, wounded soldiers of Christ or prisoners in fetters.

The War Against Immorality Will Be Continued On The Next Post; Victory Against Immorality

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JOY WITHIN THE HOME

Joy Within The Home

Joy Within The Home

Joy Within The Home, will be followed by love and peace within the home.

Do not be mistaken, If there is not love within the home or peace, that can withstand time. What one has in their home is temporary happiness.

What is the difference between joy and happiness? Happiness at its best moment cannot take a soul through persecution. On the other hand joy not only takes one through persecution, one’s soul can rejoice while in tribulation. 2 Corinthians 7:4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

When love and peace bond two people together in one home, They will face tribulation together and have joy that is unspeakable. The joy I speak about will allow two of God’s children to sit in the “eye of the storm” and gaze upon Christ. There may be sorrows, but joy will come in the morning.

I will say this and say it bluntly, “The lack of joy with a person or the lack of joy within the home. Is the greatest reason, for the town shrink to be consulted, the use of medication, and spending of billions of dollars on every entertainment under the sun.

How Can A Man Put Joy Within The Home?

Oh what aliments joy will cure, for there is no end to the joy of Christ. And the beginning of the joy in Christ, starts in sorrow. Ecclesiastes 7:2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

Yes, when a man finds himself, guilty. At the bar of God, he will be with ashes upon his head. As a women moans during child birth, yet when the baby comes forth there is joy. So it is with the man who bemoans his whole life or his lifestyle of sin, to God.

He is with sorrow unspeakable, yet grace touches his heart and he is with joy unspeakable. This is the beginning of joy within the home. For no man can have the joy of Christ within his soul and live a lifestyle of sin. And lusting is a lifestyle of sin.

If any man begs to differ with me, I will settle this dispute. No man will go to God and pray, that he can live a lifestyle of lusting and have a joyous life within Christ.

Now back to the subject, once a man has joy within his soul, he will begin to secrete the fragrance of joy. The more he loves, something the more joy he will give to it. Just as when he was in love with his sin, he gave more to it. But now he walks in the “new man.”

Containing joy is like trying to contain the fragrance of a field of roses after a spring rain.

Joy within the home is now, a realistic goal. Love came into the Home by the way of Christ, peace came by the way of weighing the problems within the home by the judges of the home. And joy will come into the home by the Holy Spirit.

The exercise of the spirit, will bring the joy of the Holy Spirit within the home. As the man of the home, you should be bringing the hymns into your home, Bible stories and playing Godly music within the walls of your home. To name just a few things.

Sit down, contemplate what it will take to possess more joy within the home. Sit with your beloved wife and share your heart with her. Sit with your loving children and share with them, that you want more joy within the home.

Pray upon the things of God, and let not the world prey upon your homes soul. Protect your soul, your loved one’s souls and do what is right in the sight of God not men. Be faithful that you may, as the head of your home. Be counted as a good servant. Matthew 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Be pure, loving, kind and a leader of hospitality within your neighborhood. Be as Christ, and be filled with Christ. Amen.

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PEACE WITHIN THE HOME

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Peace Within The Home

For There To Be Peace Within The Home; There Cannot Be A War Within the Hearts Of The Home.

Peace within the home starts with unity, within the hearts of the husband and wife. * As the great rivers of the world, pour into the greater seas of the world. They lose their own identity and become as the sea. So must the husband and wife pour themselves into Christ, that they lose their identity, to become one with Christ.

* I learned this idea from J.R Miller’s book (A Home Beautiful)

The woman of the home, brings love into it, as no other can. The husband brings peace into the home, due to his position. He is the head judge of the home. The home that has the essence of peace within its walls, is run by a merciful judge who will use the law only when necessary.

He will maintain peace within the home, through loving mercy, kindness and the fruits of the spirit. Yet his children will reverence him.  He is after all the closest thing to the image of God, that his children will see in their early years. The responsibility upon his shoulders to lead would be unnerving, except he has devoted his life to Christ.

Peace Within The Home; Why A Judge To Rule The Home.

Because the Lord is with the judge that he appoints. Judges 2:18 And when the Lord raised them up judges, then the Lord was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge: for it repented the Lord because of their groanings by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them.

Think upon what I have written, When the doings within a home are not judged to be good or evil, does not evil prevail? The man may be the king, high priest and judge of his home. But let him not forget his greatest asset. His wife, she has a gift that is mighty. And that gift is discernment. This gift, will help bring peace within the home, due to bringing clarity into the home.

How then can a man judge so many things within the walls of his home, with certainty? He appoints his wife to judge many tasks. And if they are to much for her to bear, Then she can bring those cases to him. Exodus 18:16 When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws. 17 And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good. 18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself.

Take note. To those men who have virtuous wife’s, Do not forget the father that raised your wife, and the father that raised you. The wise judge, takes no bribe, nor is swayed by presents. Yet he opens his ear to the older and wiser judges that have already established holy homes. For there will be those situations that need the minds of mighty men of valor. Yet there are times nothing will do, we simply need God.

Let us always not forget this option, the holy men of ages past, prayed before making decisions. And waited upon God. My own emotions have cost me more days of grief, than any other thing in my marriage And I intend to put a stop to it, through Jesus Christ, and my prayer is; that my emotions should never rule the day.

When a man is an honest judge, his whole family settles down a few notches. His leadership, can never be measured greater then when the subjects are unruly and the queen of the home calls on him. How He handles some of these bigger fires, will put her at rest within seconds, if he operates in righteousness.

Peace within the home, will become the natural way to live, when purity comes to the judges heart. There is nothing more nerve wrecking than a man who can’t make his yes a yes and his no a no. This alone is a sad sign of an impure man Yet when he does make his yes a yes and his no a no, peace within the home will become the established way of the family’s lifestyle.

Peace Within The Home; Why Are There So Few God Fearing Judges In The Home?

Because to be a judge, one must be appointed. Judges anoint others, but are appointed by God. And the making of the living organism within a home begins with God or man.

The home that begins with God, starts with purity. No man will be a judge over his home, with God’s approval unless he has kept is bride pure or has repented to God for defiling her bed before marriage. As a man, he must keep on the straight path of the truth. Or, is he not known, as a crooked judge?

Peace within the home, cannot be maintained by a double minded man. For such a man serves two, gods and neither are the God of Abraham. James 1:8 Such a person is doubleminded and unstable in all they do.

What is the definition of double minded?  lit. means “two-souled” (dis, “twice,” psuche, “a soul”), hence, “double-minded,” Jam 1:8; 4:8.

Peace Within The Home; Being Right With God.

There are only two beings that know the ways of a mans soul, God and his wife. He can be anything to anyone in nearly all cases but God and his wife know him.

What is character? What a man does when he is alone. Character will build a man as nothing else will, through Christ.

If you desire peace within the home of your loved ones, be a judge of how you spend your time. Your time is your greatest gift that God has ever given you. For God could have blotted out all men. Yet His lovingkindness, granted us a little time on this earth to love him or ourselves.

The more time you spend with God, will result with less sin in your life, and the less sin you have in your life, will produce more peace within the home. It is simply spiritual physics.

It will never be said, “I’m spending more time with God, and growing in my walk and at the same time, I am sinning more.”

You will grow, because of storms, because of temptations that you will overcome and because of your turning from a youth to a man of God. For anyone can talk about peace, and act as peace exist. Yet their homes are war zones, their hearts are torn apart and their souls serve two masters.

Let it not be so, my beloved brother. Let peace come into your life, surrender to Christ, bring your lusting ways to Christ and cry out to God. Cry out, “I have sinned against You and You alone.”

Peace Within The Home; Peace Within the soul of Man.

No man can have two master’s and have peace. Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Christ said it best, “You will hate the one, and love the other.” Again, I ask, “Can love exist were there is hatred?”  A man must be dedicated to God and not to this world.

Love the Lord, love your wife and be done with the youthful things that hold you to this world. For do video games bring peace to your soul, does watching television bring peace to the home that you dwell in? Or does taking your wife out on the town, bring peace to your life?

Yet, would singing the hymns bring peace to the home that your loved ones live in? Would watching a video about the life of Jesus with your family bring peace to your own soul? If you made a garden, and worked it with your family, would peace be with you.

It is time to pray to God, about who you are, where are you going in life, where are you taking your family in life and who are you trying to be in the eye’s of others.

peace will come to your home, if you desire peace within your home. Somethings are going to have to change, the sexual sins within your life, the carnal ways within your home (entertainment) and things that only you, your wife and God know about.

Peace Within The Home; The Reward

It surpasses understanding of the minds of men. By faith one can only, want such a powerful thing as peace within the home. By works one can accomplish peace within the home and by the supernatural power of God any home can be restored to peace.

Amen.

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LOVE WITHIN THE HOME

Love Within The Home

Love Within The Home

For there to be love, peace and joy within the home. The woman of the home must abound with the fruit of the spirit. She will have the greatest influence over the family, for the children at their youngest age will come to her, in tears when hurt. They will be as baby birds chirping, waiting for the next meal, and they will be as vines upon her feet.

She will give them the greatest education in the world. By nurturing her wee one’s, she will give them the gift of, love, peace and joy. She is; the heart of the home. The soft tones of her voice will instill love within the little hearts in her home, yet the tongue will also bring peace and peace brings joy.

She will do to her husband what no other person on the face of the earth can do. She will honor him. She will serve him, as the king of her heart under the Lord of Host. She will be his Queen, and he will be her King.

Simply said, she will do what the Bible tells her to do. Not just out of duty to God, but out of love for her husband and duty to God. Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

She will do this out of trust, She will pour herself out, as a vessel upon his heart, for every virtuous women wants one man. And every holy man desires just one woman.

Love Within The Home; Requires A Holy Man In The Home.

If every man, desired to love just one woman, love within the home would be overflowing. And the morals of this whole nation would be changed.

My brother run the good race, and let no thing pull you towards the pit. It is possible to have love within the home. I speak of the love, that surpasses the love of the flesh. I speak of the love that grows without the drink or food of this world. Love that grows from the inside out. I speak of the love that comes from above. Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

It makes no difference how much love within the home there is, my beloved brother. If there is less sin, there will be more love within the home. For love brings clarity and clarity does away with confusion.

My dear friend, pray to God, worship the Lord in love. Pray as I did, be clean of your sin and be pure in your home.

One of the greatest things you can do, to bring love into your home is sharing your time with the ones you love. I share stories with the children all the time, we talk about Bible characters a lot. And Hadassah (the mother of our children) teaches the girls how to sew and many other home task. And we never get enough time with our children. We have seven and another on the way.

If you really desire for more love within the home, you need to slow down the messages within the walls of your home. Then love within the home will naturally begin to grow. I have found the following suggestions to be very helpful. Though not in any perfect order, you will find if you do them, There will be more love in your home.

1. The television, video games and computer games do not bring love into a home. A beautiful documentary on Helen Keller does, and their are other beautiful documentaries that touch our souls, and lean them towards the things of God.

2. To replace the loud things within the walls of the home; play holy music. Holy music in the home, is as a spring within the home. No home that is pursuing the ways of purity should be without holy music playing in it. Most the day.

3. The singing of the hymns, I sing in my home, and our children do to, not enough and I hope to change that. Worship is the mightiest thing the spirit of a human being can do. And the most pleasing thing to the ears of God. We should all worship God more. Our children should know a good amount of hymns in their early years. It cannot be underrated, we all need to worship God more.

4. The reading of the Bible, as a family. Every family should read the Bible for some time during the day every day. What wisdom and purity would be added to our lives and children’s, if the Bible was incorporated into the home.

5, Talking with our children, (not to them). Children love talking about the Bible, but they also like talking about how trees grow, and every other thing under the sun. Some times I just listen to them talk. And I for one, need to lend an ear to them more often.

6. Loving our wives more and our own selves less. We could all use a good dose of humility on occasion. This is where prayer comes into good use in a pure mans life. Prayer will burn away dross quicker than anything under the sun.

 I Will End With This: Love Within The Home, Will Only Grow. If Sin Diminishes.

Simply said, sin is always growing within any living organism or purity is. And the home is no different. And there are many things that add to a homes purity or impurity.

If you want purity to rule your home, it starts with you and your wife. Prayer will illuminate a home as God illuminates heaven, For prayer births ideas and faith and works put the ideas of purity into action.

Be a good soldier, for Christ and make war with evil. for heaven is taken by force, first in the soul, then in the home, then in the church and then in the nation. Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

Love, always needs cultivating. Amen

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CHURCH IMMODESTY

Church Immodesty

Church Immodesty

Church immodesty; Why Does It Exist?

Church immodesty, exist for many reasons. I will share with you a one that I have personally experienced in the last few years.

When I share with you the first reason, know this; I have seen this personally over and over.

I have witnessed women change their outer garments. From looking like a godly women of virtue. To a woman who appears to have nothing to do with God.

Why is their so much church immodesty? A single word covers nearly every reason for this sad fact, “Insecurity.”

Women today are filled with insecurity, and for good reason. Most men are immoral when it comes to keeping their inner-man from women of this world.  Yes, Church immodesty is driven by the desires of the hearts of men.

As Samuel’s son’s were crooked, 1 Samuel 8:3 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment. So are the hearts of too many men today.

The fault of church immodesty, lies with men, their homes, churches, and nation. And a man, home, church or nation will never find favor with God, that is filled with immodesty.

Church Immodesty; What Men Have Done To The Virtues Of Wife’s, Daughter’s And Sisters In The Lord.

When we think of a godly women, we see a picture within our hearts, of a women full of virtue.

Abraham's Servant Getting a Drink After Praying To God

Rebecca Gives a Drink to Abraham’s servant

Yet, when a man looks upon a women of this world with sinful desires, he sells his integrity for a morsel of bread.

He will be hunted and caught in the snare of the harlots of this world. Proverbs 6:26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adultress will hunt for the precious life. (I have heard first hand how women, when they are of the world, love to see if they can turn a man’s head. It gives them a sense of power. The more powerful the man, the more power given to the women.)

Thus creating more immodesty, were it should never be. In the church.

When a woman sees that the man in her life is a man who lusts after other women, She will usually pick up the pace in her dress. Put on the face paint more and do what ever it takes to compete against the “Other women, that are in her husbands, courting mates or suitor’s heart.”

The problem with this is that competition, is physical and the mans problem is spiritual. In a very short amount of time she will become, insecure.

She will try her best to give her husband or the man she is with all that she has. She will give him her love, her body, and her whole being for a time.

She will become confused, for she see’s church immodesty as abnormal. And a women knows when other women are dressing themselves up to compete against one another more than any man will ever know.

Then she may even share with a few of her friends, her predicament. This is when, the lies about church immodesty get thick. And they are out right lies. some being, all men lust. That is a lie; Joseph didn’t lust, I don’t lust and I know of four other men that don’t lust. Another lie, Men can’t help lusting. Yes they can, lusting is a choice, just as any sinful lifestyle is. And I will put this to the test. If men who lust are said to not be able to help lusting. Then let us say that the man who is a drunk can’t help drinking, and let us give him a pass about drinking and to add insult to injury, let us just throw the towel in on all sinful lifestyles.

Another lie, the flesh can’t be saved, that is true, but have you not heard, That the flesh is overcome by the spirit.

It only gets worse for this poor soul, this women, who only wanted to love a husband and be loved by her husband alone, under God. Did she not desire protection, security, and fidelity.She has had her, virtue taken, her body violated and infidelity brought into every facet of her being.

Church Immodesty; Fight or Flight

The sad fact of the matter is that she will fight for the truth, but be put in her place, by the men of the church, for obvious reasons (They lust.) She will than become a sorrowful women or buy the excuses of men. Once again making more competition among women, and then church immodesty becomes, the norm.

Both roads produce the same thing. They stunt the spiritual growth of the women to become all that the Lord wanted her to become. No matter what her place with God is, It could be so much better, if her husband was a man instead of a youth.

At this point church immodesty, has come to full bloom. With no physical answer in sight, The women again will help church immodesty flourish.

How then do we turn the problem of Church immodesty, into church purity?

Church Immodesty; Men’s inability to correct sin.

A man cannot come against sin, that he participates in. It is a spiritual law. Romans 2:21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? 22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? 23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?

For can the blind lead the blind?

I have been around the church for twenty years, and I know of two pastors that don’t lust, no elders and no deacons. Out of the 200 plus men that I have known within the church, Four lead a life of purity, the rest have given me every excuse under the sun. From a Mennonite pastor to pastors and leaders of about ten different denominations, that lusting is just a part of life’s struggles.

Men have put themselves in a snare that is inescapable. What is our hope?

Church Immodesty; Repentance, Admitting To Our Wives, And Being Pure Men Of God.

(How I Became A Man Of God)

If you want a wife who honors you as her husband, then love her as Christ loved the church. And for that to happen, you will have to pray To God and repent for what you have done.

When the homes of men are made pure, church immodesty will be seen clearly. Yes church immodesty will be seen. I will not argue the point, A virtuous women is powerful. My Dad taught me a saying, “Ten men can’t hold down a wounded man, but one woman can.” He was in the Korean War.

I don’t care how many worldly women you see a day and if they all dress like harlots. That is their sin not yours. Sin to a man only becomes sin, when he indulges in it. Joseph, Daniel and Job were surrounded by different issues of sin, yet they stayed upright.

As I was saying, “You will have to pray to God and repent.” Don’t repent to another man. Don’t go to your pastor or local church leadership and have one of those “Counselling meetings” to straighten everything out.  Remember They are with a bent mind also in most cases. No man has a straight thinking mind, who tells his wife he loves her and lust after women. No not one, that is why there is Church immodesty, they allow it.

So, forget the talk to the pastor, just go straight to God, and cry out, “I have sinned against You and You alone.” Psalm 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Let God alone find you guilty (he found me guilty) and let God alone sentence you. He sentenced David and He sentenced  me. Yet he cleansed me, and gave me hope. The Lord will set you free from the snare Psalm 91:3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the Fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

Yet you must be found guilty at the bar of God, and not men. For men will give you a way out of sin, and God will give you a way through sin. For with men you will learn to live with your sin, And sin is what separates you from God, But through the Son of God, Jesus Christ you will be freed from your sin.

You will lust no more if you fear God, love Jesus and worship through the Holy Sprint at the throne of God within your inner-man. For God will hear your supplications. And God will give the answers that you need to hear.

Go to your wife and be a man of few words, no works will heal the sin between the two of you, except time. When she see’s that you are devoted to God, And love her alone. She will then begin to heal, give her time, give her love, be patient, be praying and be a man. Go and sin no more.

Church Immodesty: Modestly In The Home.

When my own home was spiritually unfit, I would share with Hadassah, “I am the man of this house, and I take the blame for the mess its in. But when it is running well spiritually, I will take the credit.”

When your home becomes a home filled with modesty, certain things will fall into place.

There will be more peace within the walls of your home. And with peace comes trust. Hadassah shared with me, something very sweet to my soul many times. “I couldn’t dress the way I do if you were not true to me.” And now I will share this with you my beloved brother. I always wanted a women in my life who dressed with virtue.

My Love, Hadassah

Hadassah, My Love

That is a picture of a woman with virtue. She loves the Lord deeply, and she loves me and our children only as a woman of virtue can. Men, we lost a lot of time because I was a youthful luster, I am still shamed by my place as a youth in my past, but my wife put her foot down. She just wanted a man who loved her and her alone. Thank you God, that you put me with my wife, a lover of purity. Amen.

Others things that will follow, when you put lusting under foot, is that their will be clarity within the walls of your home. Things will be spokes clearly, that is the spirit of God will flow between the husband and wife, making them one spiritually.

The two of you will adore God together, love each other more than you could ever plan, and the children will learn more from your loving one another, instead of trying to entertain one another. More than you could ever try to teach them by talking to them.

Your lives will be set in a beautiful order by God. I share this as a man, when you are pure with your wife, you will pray with her at your most intimate times. You won’t need to go to the world, to put a little “fire” into your life. Your place with God, will do for your life what the world cannot do. And this is what God can do, Your love for your wife will grow, because you will put her alone in your heart, and she will know it.

How sweet the smell of love is, how beautiful is the embrace of the one who loves you and how the fruit of the spirit, flows through the halls of the home, that is pure in Christ. How a man loves his wife and how a woman honors her husband when purity is in their hearts, can it be measured on a rod? When a wife speaks well of her husband in purity, Can it be measured how a man can fly as if he had the wings of an eagle?

Oh, men of this world, listen. It is at your finger tips, purity, honor and blamelessness. Let no man take God’s gift from you. For it is the will of God that all men, should be honored by their wives. Yet it is the will of men, if they should love their wives as Christ loved the Church. Amen.

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CHRISTIANS AND TELEVISION

Christians and television

Christians and television

Christians and Television; Should Never Intermingle.

Christians and television, is a subject to consider. For whenever anyone gives so much time and effort to anything, it will shape them into that object which they pour themselves into or allow to be poured into them.

The doctor spends years, pouring himself over books, the pilot spends endless hours studying the effects of mathematics, before putting them into practice and the scientist becomes a “book worm.” For he consumes books, becoming what he studies.

Yet with Christians and television, it is a different story. The television has an effect that is undeniable upon the souls of, children, youths, women and men.

First we must recognize that the television is a master teacher. One of the first things that the television teaches the hearts of everyone who is joined to it. Is this; To want, instead of to give. With its advertisements the hearts of its viewer’s are moved towards, “the ways of coveting all things under the sun and giving nothing.”

This last statement, is seen in our culture without argument. We have as a people been drawn towards the ways of selfishness. The television has taught those who intermingle with it, the ways of the world. And as Christians and the television continue to intermingle. The ways of God will one day leave the ways of the Common Christian.

For the ways of God say; Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

The Question to ask is this; has the Christian influenced the world more or has the world influenced the ways of the Christian more? The Christian and television have played a large role in that influence.

The television teaches all those who drink from its cup this; To buy on impulse, better yet to buy on emotional impulse. This is contrary to the ways of God. Psalm 145:8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

Why is it so important, so be slow? The man that is slow is a man that is in control of his flesh through his spirit. Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

All the things that I have mentioned, are for two main reasons; 1.) To help the Christian that does not watch television, continue on his course. 2.) That those who do watch the television would pray to God, and seek an answer from heaven. Examining at the same time their inner-man, and asking why they watch the television.

The television, has great influence to hold captive an audience for long periods of time. No thing on this earth should hold a man in such a state, except those things that come from above. For all men are either a slave to sin or Christ.

Another great tragedy is this; when a pure mind of a child has been sat in front of a television, it will no longer be pure, when the heart of a youth is set in front of a television, it will be filled with imaginations. And when a man is set in front of a television, he will become a youth. Christians and television should never mix company. 1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

The television, comes against the teachings of God, on morals. This subject needs no further addressing.

One of the worst things the television does, is this; The world and all its ways are introduced into the lives of the children of God. When brought into the home of a Christian family. The excuses of their are some good learning channels on television, will not hold water. At the bar of God. This your own conscience will share with you, if you listened, to it.

Entertainment has always been in this world. I will quote what a man said of entertainment long ago.We renounce all your spectacles…Among us nothing ever said seen or heard that has anything in common with the madness of the circus, the immodesty of the theater, the atrocities of the arena, or the usless exercise of the wrestling ground. Why do you take offence at us because we differ from you in regard to your pleasures. Tertullian (c.197)

It’s a grievous thing to grieve the Holy Ghost. Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Yet, the television does worse, than grieve the Holy Spirit. It will in time, numb the conscience of man. From the finger of God. Yes it will, to the point that a man can watch a show, with nudity in it next to his wife and not be moved by the spirit.

Awake before the sun sets, and examine your soul with God, let not the stars come out at night, and be found without the love of God. Within your soul. For I write to you in love. That is, to beware of the sin that resides within your body.

It is a cruel thing, when a man can share with another soul all is well. When he knows that it is not.

Christians And Television are a strand, of the three stranded rope. That holds Christians to the ways of this world.

Christians and television, are one part of a three stranded rope. This rope is so apparent, that there should be no discussion at all about the matter.

Yet this rope is thick. Christians and television are one strand, another one is immodest dress and the other is sexual immorality. I will discuss this subject now, and again write a broader post on it. If the Lord allows.

Christians and television go together like purity and immodesty and like holiness and sexual immorality. And until the Christian makes a decision by faith and works to be gone with the ways of the television. Immodesty and sexual decay will be the rule of the day.

It is time that every man head towards his own prayer closet, and seek God. Where will a man stand in Christ, If he can’t be gone with the television. Does one believe that he could die for Christ, and when it comes to his television, he can’t die to it? Amen

 

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RESTORING SPIRITUAL VIRGINITY

Restoring Spiritual Virginity

Restoring Spiritual Virginity

Restoring Spiritual Virginity; The Beginning.

When restoring spiritual virginity, it is a must to know where to start. And that starting point is the law of God. Let me explain, the law of God is good. Romans 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

The law shows us sin and serves as guard rails on the narrow path of life.

If any man expects to accomplish restoring spiritual virginity within his members, he will have to set down a simple set of laws. I will now share with you how I accomplished restoring spiritual virginity within my own members.

Before I courted my future wife, I earnestly prayed and pleaded with God to remove her from my heart. He did not do so. And I still had a deep felling of affection for her. Then I knew that God may want me to begin courting her.

I was forty-two at the time and had never prayed to God about a women in my life, before marrying her and the outcome was a stain upon Christianity. If you are serious about restoring spiritual virginity to your soul. Be honest with God and pray to Him alone, if the woman that you want to see is from God. This alone will save a stream of tears, a year of gloomy weather and a season of grieving the Holy Spirit.

If the Lord tells you to leave her, by all means leave her. If He tells you to court her for a season, court her.

As I was saying, restoring spiritual virginity, starts with the law of God. This I know first hand. I asked Hadassah (my future wife) out, and we went to a Denny’s Restaurant. When we were done eating, we went out to the parking lot. I was going to give her a peck on the cheek and I just couldn’t. I said, “Good-by” and left.

I called her on my cell phone on the way home and told her about my not being able to kiss her and she said, “No man is going to kiss me until the wedding alter.”

I jumped in the spirit and was so relieved and filled with joy. I just was so at peace and it showed in the way I talked to Hadassah. I knew, when I got off the phone with her, that I would either marry her or we would depart as friends. The bad habit of, where is my manliness was obliterated on the spot, by the law of God.

She shared with me, that I sounded so at ease, yet she still had her doubts. And thought I was just playing along like most men. Though later knew that I was serious in keeping her pure.

The law of God brought peace to our courting, nearly all our days. It set up the wall surrounding the city of Hadassah and it set a wall around me.

What I was learning, was that a man without walls around what he loves is soon trampled over. Because of his lack of control. Proverbs 25:28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Now I shall share this with you as a man, Be a man and set the laws of purity in the heart of who ever you are going to court. I should have and didn’t. Share with her, no kissing until the wedding alter.

Why, no kissing before the alter. When two people kiss they become one, *the blood moves quicker to places it should not move in people that are not married, the heart picks up its pace, hands move where they should not move and the emotions of the moment proceed above the laws of God.

* I give credit to John R. Rice. for sharing with me in a pure way about the natural things that happen when two people come close together.

Restoring Spiritual Virginity; By breaking bad habits.

One of the bad habits that men have is choosing bad women or women bad men . If a man desires to take hold of those things which come from heaven, He must let go of those things which hold his heart to the things of this world.

There are many ways to tell if a women or man is from God and one of them is dress. Their is no getting around it. The way one dresses is an outward expression of an inward heart. Yes there may be exceptions, but I have never known of one.

There is a good quote by one of the early Christian fathers on this subject;but self control and modesty do not consist in purity of the flesh, but also in seemliness and in modestly of dress and adornment. Cyprian c. 250

Hadassah, never enticed me once while we were courting. She was a great help to me in building me up from a youth to a man.

Men if you are courting a women and she is dressing, immodest. Correct her in love. Ask her to dress pleasing to the Lord. She will either fall in love with you more, or you may end up in a defiled bed. Beware, and be not hurt nor hurt others.

If you want to restore your spiritual virginity, you will have to do things that you never did before. I remember walking up the stairs to Hadassah’s apartment and a dress she was wearing reveled to much of her. Only because the light of the sun was shinning through it. I turned away and keep my eye’s to myself.

I was changing, from within. I was being transformed by the power of God. One of the greatest reasons for this, was I would pray Before going to Hadassah’s apartment. When I didn’t it never went as easy.

Men listen, I would drive home and fly as an eagle. Restoring spiritual virginity; was not my main goal. I just wanted to keep myself and Hadassah pure. I had no idea that restoring spiritual virginity was even possible.

The bad habits that were going to the side in my life, were the ways of looking at women. I began to look at women as they should be looked at. I remember one young lady, just looked at me like a father, when she talked to me. I knew I was changing.

This was all due to, her seeing me how I saw her. My courting was the beginning of the end of my ways of lusting also.

I was falling in love with Hadassah and she was a dear friend at this time, in our courting. Hadassah, shared with me one day, due to a complicated situation in her life, that we could no longer see each other. I was crushed at the time, but hugged her and said good-by.

I drove home, and after things settled down, I sat with God and a wonderful thing came into my heart. I kept Hadassah pure, if I ever saw her at a later date in life. I knew that she would have great respect for me as a man and I for her as a woman. We parted friends and good one’s. This was the first time that the power of restoring spiritual virginity was imputed into my soul by the Holy Spirit.

Restoring spiritual virginity, is much easier, when two people stay away from the entertainments of this the world. And stay closer to the ways of God.

If you want to stay pure with the next person that God puts you with, stay out of impure places. Impure places produce impure things. And impure things draw one’s heart towards impure thoughts. And impure thoughts produce impure actions unto death. James 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

When restoring spiritual virginity, there will be a few problems. And one of them will be some of your associates. You need not worry about those foxes that destroy the vine. Keep them at bay with purity. They are those fellows that always have a joke ready, and an excuse within arms reach, when it comes to living the sinful life they live.  1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

When restoring spiritual virginity, The rewards will out weigh the battle. Remember this, all men suffer for doing good or evil.

Restoring Spiritual Virginity; Within The Spiritual Body.

Purity was beginning to become, the natural way for my inner-man to lean towards, And this began to show, in my speech. I was with some men who I had associated with for ten plus years. We were all talking and a worldly women walked by. One of them looked, I said, “Are you not a married man.” To one of the men. He replied, “Just window shopping.” I said, “That’s not right, your married.”

The whole point of our talk was sadness, to  my spirit. The other two men who were there were both leaders in their churches, One a church president and the other an up and coming elder. Both of them didn’t say a word, for the defense of purity. I knew God was doing a work in my inner-man.

Another time I was at a job with a man and he said, “look at her.” I replied, “She is somebodies daughter.” He was shamed and never spoke again to me in that type of manner.

The flesh is strong though, and there were times that I would think of the flesh instead of the spirit. I learned a great thing, from this; sexual desires go away quickly, when you engage your thoughts upon anything besides the sexual thoughts. You will continue restoring spiritual virginity within your inner-man, when you do this.

I was getting worn down sometimes, It is hard on a youth to become a man spiritually. He has to overcome the flesh. And sometimes I couldn’t believe I was doing it. The old man in this area of my life was still alive.

Yet, God began to send my heart strength. I was with Hadassah one evening at some peoples house. And we were all talking, and Hadassah added to the conversation, “Matthew has kept me pure.” I grew six inches. and you will to, if you stay the course. Those few words kept me going for a long time.

I would worship God on the way home from Hadassah’s apartment, I would pray at home. Then God sent me what I needed, to continue restoring spiritual virginity, within my soul. I was sitting down at the town barber shop, A fellow walked in, never saw him before and never saw him again. I was talking about how hard it was for me to keep Hadassah pure, and a fellow was there also going through the same thing.

Then this fellow who I never saw before walks in for a hair cut. He hears what we are talking about and starts to talk. He was about 28, I was 44 and the other man was about 62. The young man received our attention as he began to talk.

He shared, that he courted his wife for three years and kept her pure, and it was hard. but so worth it. He then added, he went fishing every year with his wife’s family. And him and Dad slept in one cabin and Mom and his future wife slept in the other. Then after their marriage, they went fishing. And the Father said good night to him, and the loving look he gave him was priceless.

God really knew, what I needed. When it came to restoring spiritual virginity within my heart, he sent another man. This man, talked to me all alone for about a half hour. And he stressed the point of how hard it was to keep pure, but how much it was worth, when it was done.

I still did not know that restoring spiritual virginity was possible. Yet when I look back, it was taking place in my soul, heart and mind. And the turning point came to me when Hadassah, said, “I can’t believe that we haven’t fallen.” And I replied, it wouldn’t be natural if we did.

Restoring Spiritual Virginity; Going To The Wedding Alter Pure.

We were going to be married in December, but we discussed our marriage plans. We then moved the date up to October 1st, 2005. After two plus years of courting and six months of seeing each other often, we knew it was time. We will be forever grateful that we did.

We stayed pure and we had our first child,because of that decision.

After the wedding, I took my bride to the chamber and knew her. This I will share, with you. I stood in front of her like a twenty-one year old youth, who knew nothing about knowing a women in the chamber. To simply put it, I was dump founded.

When the shyness faded, The passion of love began and did not end for many days. My friend, it was supper natural. I could have not imagined us becoming one, being so intimate and for so long. For the first time I knew what it meant to become one flesh.

I now knew restoring spiritual virginity, was not only possible, it was real, I experienced it with my wife, for she to was restored by the hand of God.

Restoring Spiritual Virginity; The Rewards

All men will receive the rewards of restoring spiritual virginity to their souls. First he will know that he followed the ways of God. The man who over comes the ways of the flesh, will also become a man spiritually. For every man who does not keep his flesh under the control of the spirit is a youth. and cannot worship God correctly in the spirit. 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Any man who keeps his future wife pure, will never have to say, “Don’t do what I did.” line to his children later.

You will read the Bible differently if you continue on the course of purity. Read the post (liberty or bondage.)

I write this in sadness, It will do a man no good to keep his wife pure physically if he can’t keep her pure spiritually. If a man still lust, at this point, do as you did to keep her pure to the alter. continue in the faith given to the saints.

I end with this, If I could keep a woman pure and then have no woman in my heart but my wife. Any man can do it. Amen.

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ACCEPT OR RECEIVE JESUS

Accept or receive jesus

Accept or Receive Jesus

Accept or Receive Jesus; The Distance Between These Two Words.

The distance between; to accept or receive Jesus cannot be measured, in spiritual terms. Let alone in spiritual commitment.

If you take in nothing more from this post. Learn this, and know that the greatest difference between to accept and receive Jesus in the spiritual realm is this. Accepting is believing that Jesus exist around you. Receiving is believing that Jesus exist within you.

The minds (conscience’s) of people have for nearly 6,ooo years been pricked by the hand of God, to draw people towards Him. John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Not so long ago, when a man was called out, by the spirit, his flesh was wounded. And this is what good evangelistic preaching did. It called a person what they were; a sinner in great need of Jesus Christ or else hell awaited them. There was no time to accept or receive Jesus, the person pleaded with Christ, until they knew they received Christ. They knew they are guilty at the bar of God.

The great preachers of yesterday, beat a good path towards salvation, while preaching repentance. And this type of preaching, is tied into receiving Jesus. That is to have Christ imputed into your soul. Becoming one with him, by bowing to Him as Lord.

*Charles H. Spurgeon was asked once, “When are you going to quit preaching about repentance.” And he replied, “When you repent.” (Short version.)

Receiving Christ and repentance go hand in hand. Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. 37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Receiving Christ brings one’s soul into reverence. As the men above asked, “What should we do.” So any person who receives Christ Knows what has happened to his inner-man. It has just meet its Creator face to face. And been found guilty.

The plea, goes up to heaven from the guilty person out of fear (reverence.) Then the answer comes back in love. For God pours mercy on those who fear Him. Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

The new believer is transformed immediately, by being touched by God. The believer has taken their first step of faith.

*Source The Tozer Topical Reader pg. 144

To Accept Or Receive Jesus.

We have examined, to accept or receive Jesus from the stand point of receiving Him as Lord. Now let us look at him From the the point of Accepting him as Lord.

When the Acceptance alter call is given, it is usually under the guise of “This is all you have to do, to go to heaven.” As everyone closes their eyes, (then for an ice breaker) the leader asks for a show of hands, that wants a relationship with Jesus. Then asks for those people to come up front.

They are lead to say the sinners prayer, that someone made up and then given some helps by people at the church. Some of those helps are good. (A Bible never hurt anyone.)

Their is only one problem with this, it is in most part driven by physical emotions. For when a person has heard the word, he will let it be known that he needs a Savior. He will need no prompting by the words of men to help him.

When comparing to accept or receive Jesus, we can see it this way, the person who accepts Jesus usually accepts Him from a source that is watering down the truth and just wanting a positive response.

I have been in the “Back room after these types of sermons, and have heard it said, “ten men came to accept the Lord tonight, but who knows if it will stick with two of them.”

It was not long ago, that when a new convert would come into a church, and announce their receiving Christ as Lord. It was taken verbatim that certain things would be done by this new convert.

Yet under the accept Christ today, idea. The person is told to change little. Is given no instructions on how to better their lives. And a year latter, their is usually the lack of the spirit within their lives. This can be by noting that nothing has been transformed by the power of God in their lives.

I will not get into the idea that the alter call is not Biblical, my point is that the alter call of today is not producing a Christian of moral steadfast character.

When looking at to accept or receive Jesus, it is easy to see that with the accept Jesus message, also came the soft message, the emotional words of the smooth talking man, and the man who knows how to move his hands just right.

Yes many people have been wooed and said the sinners prayer. It looks good, for numbers. Yet it is filled with things that are not of Christ. Their is a mega Church in North Carolina I believe that even uses people that are already saved. To go up to the alter first, to help out others to come up. (I read about it in Christian News Network.

I have shared this point with you, for one reason. I was one of those people that took the sinners prayer. It was some time later that I realized that I was not even saved.

Pray about to “Accept or receive Jesus.”

I will leave you with this quote from A.W Tozer; By “instant Christianity” I mean the kind found almost everywhere in gospel circles and which is born of the notion that we may discharge our total obligation to our own souls by one  act of faith, of at most by two, and be relieved thereafter all anxiety about our spiritual condition.

If you know you are saved this is not for you.

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FLEE LUST; PHYSICALLY

Flee Lust

Flee Lust

To Flee Lust, Physically

Why is it of utmost importance that we flee lust? Because the Bible instructs us to do so. 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

For a man to not change his surrounding environment, and then try over and over to change the direction that he is going in, within his soul. Is a man with an unsound mind. For who would tell the drunk, to go to the bar if he wanted to be done with the bottle?

If a man desires to flee lust, he will pray to God to purify his soul, clean his heart and cleanse his mind. Yet in the same breath, he will receive from Christ, what needs to be done by faith and works. And if a man worships, prays and reads the Bible enough, he will receive answers from Christ, on what needs to be jettisoned from his life.

There were things that had to go in My own life; all these things had one thing in common. I placed them over God, for long periods of time during a hour, day or week of my life. And that time turned into years. Simply put, I worshiped them above God.

The television, just had to go, I could watch football all day Sunday, history shows and science shows for hours on end. When I see a television now, I see and hear it in a whole new light. The time it stole from my God, I am ashamed, I am ashamed.

To flee lust, I had to do the works of Christ likeness, To begin to walk on the path towards being like God. Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

The things seen on the television, should never be gazed upon by the eye’s of a man who proclaims Christ as his God. The commercials on a football game twenty years ago were cut from the cloth of Hell, I can’t imagine what they look like now and I don’t want to know.

I have written much about the television, and all I have written is the truth. I will continue to do so as long as their is one left on this earth. You would do the same if you saw the television through the eye’s of Christ.

The television draws a man to sin in the deepest places within his soul. It feeds him, his family and makes him a student of evil and then an instructor of evil.

I have never had a problem with the computer, but if it is a problem for you, Have your wife put a lock code on it, for a good long time. If you are single, let it go. Just don’t use a computer for a season. If you work with one, are around them all the time. Pray to God, he will always give a way out.

Another thing that just had to go in my life, was video games. I loved them. My wife even helped me be gone with them. She would buy me clean ones, and I would play them. Yet I kept praying and one day she was at a friends staying the night. And I was finishing a floor at our house, and it just hit me, what a waste of time. Here I am forty plus years old and playing video games. I just tossed them.

I didn’t even know it, but I began to flee lust physically, For the first time in my life.

Their are things on this earth that keep you from your rightful place with God, they are between you and God. Until they are removed by force they will hinder your walk with God as only sin can. Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

To Flee Lust, Bad Habits Are Hard To Break

Evil habits are hard to be done with and old evil habits are even harder to be done with. To flee lust, the habits of the soul must be done away with. These outer habits are disturbing when examined by the inner-man.

Such as why do you stop at that latte stand or why do you talk to that person at work.

Motives are revealed by time.

The magazine rack at the local store, is a rack filled with smut. The town dump is cleaner and more useful. Turn the head, until your heart is turned towards Christ. Turn the head until your soul bows to God and turn the head until your mind is renewed by Christ.

If you want to flee lust, you must suffer in the flesh, buy fasting the flesh unto death. Hebrews 12:4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

The habits of the carnal man are his down fall, yet do you not see? The new man is being born. For the old man is dying or he is living. Yet if he is dying, he will be put to rest. Yes the old man is dead.

To flee lust, By doing things that are unnatural to the flesh, you are doing things that are natural to the spirit. For it is natural for the spirit to not look upon the filth of this world, unless it seeks redemption, then the filthy things of this world will come shamed faced to the pure things of this world.

Yet first you must flee lust, for can the carnal man, witness to the carnal women? Be of good courage, and continue when no man tells you to continue, for I tell you to continue on the narrow path of purity.

Keep this in mind, Men who say, “You can’t flee lust,” or give the excuses of why men can’t flee lust. Are filled with lust, by their own desires.

Desire that which is good and from above, let no man turn you from the things that are pure. Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

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FLEE YOUTHFUL LUSTS

Flee youthful lusts

Flee Youthful Lusts

To Flee Youthful Lusts

To flee youthful lusts, is the desire of every man, who wants greater favor in the eye’s of God. Yet, how can a man live in a society overflowing with the flesh of this world and not be affected? He can’t.

All men are effected by the flesh of this world. The question isn’t how to not be affected, the question is how to be affected the right way.

To burn after the flesh is the mark of a youth. He is affected, lead astray and holds onto his ways unto death. James 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

To overcome the flesh is the mark of a man of God. The well tempered man is not moved towards sin by the things of the flesh because his inner man rules the flesh, by subduing it. Remember this; the eye is as only as strong as the spirit.

What do I mean by subduing the flesh, for men will say, “the flesh is full of sin.” These men are right to a degree. The flesh only carries out the orders of the soul, the soul feeds the heart, the heart produces imaginations. The imaginations of the heart are given to the mind. Then the mind of man needs no persuasion to carry out the orders of the soul unto death. Therefore the mind orders the flesh to do as the soul desires.

Yet if a man has the faith to overcome the ways of lusting, he will drink from the cup of Christ. He will stay in Christ to overcome, not the things that are in the world, but the sin that is within his very soul.

If I gave you a 2 oz. cup of cyanide and told you to drink it, you would not. And you would be all the wiser not to, It would kill you. If I took the cup of cyanide and dumped it into a five gallon bucket of water and told you to dip a cup into the bucket and drink  it, you would not. And you would be wiser to not to. It would make you ill or death would result. If I poured the five gallon bucket of water into a fifty-five gallon drum and told you to dip a cup into it and take a drink, you still would not. Yet if I took that drum of water and dumped it into a swimming pool and then asked you to dip a cup into the pool and take a drink form the pool. You may and if you didn’t I would.

You see the cyanide has lost its effect. Just as when a man flees youthful lust, the power of lust will lose its effect. To the point that the man will no longer flee youthful lust. He will see women how God sees them.

Then how does a youth become a man of God?

The Faith To Flee Youthful Lust, Must Be Within The Youth.

In today’s world of “Christian Faith”, one of the greatest things missing, is faith. I speak of the type of faith, that the two blind men had, who cried out, “Son of David.” Matthew 20:30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

I speak of a faith that comes from above. A faith that will put a man in a position, that he will do the unnatural to receive the super-natural! This faith comes by being near Jesus and crying out, heal me O’Lord.

The spiritual youth, no matter his age must cry out to God, if he wants to flee youthful lusts. And then listen for those faithful words from Christ. John 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

If a man cries out, to be healed. he must believe that he is sick in one manner or another. And lusting, causes a sick mind, heart and soul within a man. As I was stating earlier, all men are affected by the flesh of this world. In one manner or another.

Yet let us not miss this vital point, the beast do not posses a spirit, that is they do not go to heaven. Yet all of mankind has a spirit within him. Though only some have belief that Jesus rose from the dead. We as Christians, have been privileged, in three things; 1.) That we received grace to be saved, 2.) That we received faith in Christ from God and 3.) By the first two, nothing is impossible through Jesus Christ who strengthens us.

It is by faith that a man can flee youthful lusts. It is by believing that he begins to flee youthful lusts and finally it is by works that he starts to flee youthful lusts.

If you have had problems fleeing youthful lusts, it can usually be traced back to believing in Christ. For when Abraham was uncircumcised, did he not believe God, and was his faith not counted as righteousness? Romans 4:12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.

Before the works can be done against any sin that dwells in a man, the faith to do so must be established within the man. So at a later date, when the man overcomes his lusting ways it is counted as righteousness. Unto the man, his house and his community.

Yet he must have the belief that Christ can free him from lusting. And my beloved friend. The majority of men today, do not believe that Christ can free them from their youthful lusts as a lifestyle. Therefore by excuse, they do not flee youthful lusts that reign over them.

If You Want To Flee Youthful Lust, Stay Clear Of Those Who Lust And Excuse It As Natural Behavior.

There are a group of boys in men’s bodies that proclaim Christ as their Lord. These men are not even youths, for they have thrown in the towel and quit the fight against the ways of lusting within their members. They will not flee the youthful lust within themselves because they have excused themselves, of that sin.

If you don’t get anything out of this whole post, get this one thing. When a man can’t flee his youthful lust, and makes excuses for it. He is hiding more sexual sins within his members.

Do not associate with these characters, they are good for nothing. Not even coming to the truth within their own bodies. Yet worse they will give you excuses to not flee youthful lusts, that reside within your members.

So again how does a man flee youthful lusts?

He surrenders his soul to flee youthful lust. He cries out to God, O’Lord make a way that I may be as you. He worships God.

A  man can’t put his head in a hole and hope to flee youthful lusts. He needs to raise his arms in the air and praise God, instead of putting his arms towards his idols. When a man worships God, he puts spiritual things into play that are super natural.

And more than anything else that is needed today to restore the image of men, is the super natural power of God. To flee youthful lusts, a man needs not run, he needs to kneel to God. And God will teach him how to choose the path of light that he needs to tread upon. 1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Worship the Lord, the God of Heaven and Earth, and you will not only begin to walk upon the narrow path of light in this dark and cruel world, you will begin to show the light of Christ to this world. For when you are still and worship God, the heathen will take notice. Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

That is when you start to look at women with the adoration of Christ, they will notice and you won’t miss it. (I didn’t). At this point you have begun to flee youthful lusts that are in your members.

The importance of worshiping God, cannot be underestimated. By worshiping God, You become like Him. This is why God gave every man a spirit and soul. The spirit to worship God and a soul to worship with God within the inner-man.

To flee youthful lusts, worshiping God is the priority of all things a man can do. As I was sharing before, What we worship is what we become like. That is why you have not put lusting under foot yet. For you worship what you lust after. And when you worship God, you will flee youthful lusts, that reside in your members.

Part II

To Flee Youthful Lust, Prayer

If worshiping God makes a man like God, then praying to Christ makes a man Christ-like. That is the man will be made like a double edged sword. He will love the law of God from worshiping him. Psalm 119:97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. And he will let Christ into his whole heart, with grace that abounds.

No man can worship God and pray to Christ fervently, and not flee youthful lust!

A man who prays to Christ, can share with Christ what he can share with no man, and he will receive answers from Christ that no man can give him. If he truly desires to flee youthful lusts that are within his members, worshiping God is as an anvil and Christ is as a sledge hammer. What lies between the two, doesn’t stand much of a possibility of living.

If you don’t have a prayer life, make one. after worshiping, prayer is the hardest thing for a man to do. Prayer and men don’t mix and never will. For the will of man and the will of God are at enmity with one another.

A prayer life, will do to your will what no other thing will do to it. Once again; to flee youthful lust, your will must be mortified and Gods will must be bowed to. And prayer will mold a man into the image of  Christ in a super-natural way. The most perverted of minds can be transformed into a mind of purity for the things that are above and below.

But it takes time for the caterpillar to become a butterfly. So worship God, pray to Christ and be patient. For patience brings joy. For when a man determines within his inner- man to flee youthful lusts within him. Nearly all things will be against him.

To Flee Youthful lust, The Bible

To flee youthful lust, one must read the Bible. Now every believer should know this. But most believer’s read the Bible wrong. I have written a post on this very subject (Liberty or Bondage.) Therefore I will not go into great detail, but I will say this; a man will not be freed from his lusting ways by reading the Bible as a denominational man or under a belief system such as a Calvinist or any other .

The Bible has to be read in the spirit, to be drank by the spirit. Reading the Bible makes the mind of man flee youthful lust by renewing it. To the point that the man believes that he has the mind of Christ.

The Bible will do many things for a believer. And again the supper natural will happen. By reading the Bible, the man will see the word of God is living. And when he sees this he will know the omnipresence of God. No, he didn’t believe it before or else he would never do what he does when he is alone.

My Brother, to flee youthful lusts, is easy. To continue to flee youthful lusts is hard at first. Then the rewards begin to come. And to flee youthful lust has its reward; you will be a man of God. And your wife will honor you in time. Worship God, and not the flesh of this world by beginning to flee youthful lusts.

I will begin to write to flee youthful lusts; the physical side soon.

Your brother in Christ Matthew.

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CHRIST VERSUS PSYCHOLOGY

Christ versus psychology

Christ versus psychology

 CHRIST VERSUS PSYCHOLOGY.

In examining, Christ versus psychology, I will show where both start and end. By doing so, it is my hope that others would examine their own beliefs on this very subject.

The most vital object to examine when looking at something, is to see where it starts. First we will examine psychology. Not by examining its history but by examining where it starts on those who it effects most, the patients.

Psychology starts by examining the mind of the patient, through test, professional thought and training. To put it simply; the starting point of the cure is the person and the psychologist. The person will be counseled and made to fell better about himself with a little help from medication in many cases.

Now lets examine the starting point with Christ when he intervenes in a mans life. From day one their are two people and they become one person. Christ and the person are engaged to be married. This engagement is based on two people. Christ giving 100% and the man giving 100%. Commitment is the key to the mans success in being done with his sinful lifestyle (his sin is why he is so depressed.)

When we look at Christ versus psychology, we begin to see the differences immediately. Christ starts with a mans soul. He will convict a mans soul of sin. Acts 2:36-37 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. 37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

What is the difference, when Christ versus psychology? Its where they start? Psychology starts with the mind of the man trying to make the whole being better off through “self”. Christ starts with conviction through the spirit to renew the mind. Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

To get off track for a moment, What does Christ versus psychology have to do with your bettering your life with Christ, much. Bear with me and I will show you.

As we progress, we see that the psychologist has started off with the study of the mind of the man. Has given him some medication in most cases and is now going to share with him the road to a “better you.” If you could can it, we would call it “self esteem.”

In most cases a person will feel better, if people act as if they care or if they genuinely care for a person. Especially if the person is a professional, and giving the other person a way-to-go talk.

The psychologist is trained to do such things. Psychologist are well educated and know how to move the thinking patterns of people some what. But they can not renew the mind of a man, they can only change the mood some what of the mind, through medicine.

Now a look at Christ again; after Christ intervenes in ones life, ones mind is renewed, yet that is just the start. He then gives the person a new heart, Ezekiel 36:26  A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

When a man receives a new heart, he loves in a whole new manner. His love came from above, therefore he loves the things that are above and in his sphere of influence in a whole new way. Yet the greater thing is, that he begins to put his thoughts upon the things of heaven more than the earth. He becomes unselfish. And most depressed people are in a selfish mental state of existence.

The first difference between Christ versus psychology, is that the psychologist believes he can better the mans mind. Christ knows the mans mind, so he renews it. In other words, the psychologist believes in the flesh and Christ comes into a mans life to subdue the flesh to serve the spirit.

When again we look at Christ versus the psychologist, we begin to recognize a gap forming between the two teachings. And this gap begins to widen, when we take a look at the man. When he places his hope in the town psychologist.

His hope is in a man and a pill. He is in no better shape mentally, physically or spiritually than he was when he started his journey in most cases. He is lonely, depressed, angry and all together just plain lost. And the answer to his feelings, from the man who he has hope in, is; I have a new medication for you to try.

When Christ versus psychology in any arena, the mind will be quick to judge Christ, beware.

When a man continues in Christ, his hope is dashed many times, but by faith he stays the course. His hope, his love for God, people and the things of life begin to grow. The man who holds onto Christ, will weather many storms, yet he will rejoice in his tribulations.

The man who loves Christ, may have considered, other sources. But when he examined Christ versus psychology, he prayed and Christ won the day.

When we once again consider; Christ versus psychology. We must examine how the man came to make a decision for psychology? Most likely he looked up a psychologist in the phone book or was referred to one by the local doctor. His visits to the local psychologist will be between him and the doctor, period.

The psychologist of this age will offer many things, but he is limited. There are some things, that a man can’t tell even a psychologist. A psychologist will never put the spirit above the flesh as a cure. And the sad truth of the matter is, psychology as a whole, starts at the mind and ends at the mind.

While Christ starts at the soul, heart and mind. He who is Christ will finish his good work, on the soul who cries out to him. No matter the crime, Christ will listen. No matter the time of day, Christ is there. Philippians 1:6 [Full Chapter] Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

To the willing person, Christ loves the contrite heart. He will listen to your pleas. He will be a tower of protection to your soul. He will give you what you have needed from the start, Unconditional love.

The Use Of Psychology In The Church.

When we as a body of believers, truly examine the facts when it comes to Christ versus psychology. We must admit that Christ does not have the upper hand in to many cases.

The psychologist of the day has uninitiated, the common Christian, made dishonest men out of leaders and nearly all the followers of Christ and has created a revival that has not been seen for a good hundred years, within the walls of the church. Christ versus psychology; in the manner mentioned above is a clear sign of who is in charge of things.

Before the age of Christ versus psychology; there was a time that men had common sense and could spot a rotten egg, before smelling it. And nothing could tell the man, that the egg was not rotten.

Men and women are made dishonest persons on a regular basis, by the psychologist. We all know the story. ________ has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D). And we all shake our heads in agreement. Yet when alone we talk a different language.

To put things straight, I believe that their are children with real disabilities, that need real attention and medication. I have a brain injury and am disabled because of it. Yet when we look at the numbers of children with some sort of “Disorder,” they are staggering.

 http://www.cdc.gov/

    • Approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age (6.4 million) have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011.
    • The percentage of children with an ADHD diagnosis continues to increase, from 7.8% in 2003 to 9.5% in 2007 and to 11.0% in 2011.
    • Rates of ADHD diagnosis increased an average of 3% per year from 1997 to 2006 [Read article] and an average of approximately 5% per year from 2003 to 2011.
    • Boys (13.2%) were more likely than girls (5.6%) to have ever been diagnosed with ADHD.
    • The average age of ADHD diagnosis was 7 years of age, but children reported by their parents as having more severe ADHD were diagnosed earlier.
    • Prevalence of ADHD diagnosis varied substantially by state, from a low of 5.6% in Nevada to a high of 18.7% in Kentucky

Now if a child can’t sit still while playing a video game for five minutes, can’t keep his attention on the television screen for five minutes, while his favorite show is on or if he can’t sit down when told to sit for dessert. There could be a real problem. Though in my opinion, I looked at what it takes to have A.D.H.D. and all my children have it to a certain degree. (I have seven children between the ages of 2 and 8 years old, the twins are two.)

As I Was Stating When It Comes To Christ Versus Psychology; Psychology Has The Upper Hand In To Many Cases.

The leadership at most local churches, will not lift a word against the psychologist. For when it comes to Christ versus psychology, the pastor has learned the trade of the psychologist all to well.

For when the pastor has to deal with the issue’s of sin within the ranks. To often he analyses the situation. Instead of dealing with the sin and handling it according to the Bible, through prayer and wisdom.

This way of thinking comes from the minds of men, not from praying to God for wisdom. To often, sin is blamed on who the parents were, how the man was raised, and other conditions contrary to the Bible. For psychology has analyzed everything and found God in nothing.

If the leadership would compare Christ to psychology, they would see that a mans sin is his sin. and no others. For is the fathers sin the sons or the sons the fathers? “No.”Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

Sit in your prayer closet, and compare Christ versus psychology, do not go to none but God, and He will answer your prayers.

I will add this, I would have been diagnosed with A.D.H.D as a child, I was all over the place, just like most the boys at the local school. In closing I will say this, “When comparing Christ versus psychology this is the greatest difference, Psychology teaches the patient to live with the problem and addapt to a new lifestyle. Christ rids his loving child from the sin, so that he may live a new life as a new creature.

There are many more things I could write on the subject of Christ versus psychology, but enough is enough.

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PERVERSE GENERATION

Perverse generation

Perverse generation

It is a perverse generation that we live in today.

What is so perverse about the times that we live in? It is not that the worldly people of our nation out right reject God and His ways.

As the sun rises in the east, so have the worldly hated the ways of God since the  beginning.

The perverted thing that is happening, is that Christendom as a whole, no longer stands on the pure things of Christ.

The people of Christ should be a rebuke to to the ways of the world.

The definition of perversion is; PERVER’SION, n. [L. perversus.] The act of perverting; a turning from truth or propriety; a diverting from the true intent or object; change to something worse. We speak of the perversion of the laws, when they are misinterpreted or misapplied; a perversion of reason, when it is misemployed; a perversion of Scripture, when it is willfully misinterpreted or misapplied, etc. http://sorabji.com/1828/words/p/perversion.html

Keep in mind the definition that I just shared with you.

In Christianity, when someone is perverted. It means that they are intermingling good with evil.

The greatest example of the church having no effect on this nation, is this; that this generation is not shamed in their sexual sins. Worse the world has witnessed to the church about how to live outside the bounds of Christ and the church has lick the bowl of lasciviousness clean that has been feed to them.

Perverse Generation; The Destruction Of Good Morals

The last three perverse generations have done to this nation, What no single man could do.

Let us look at how this was done and then how, a whole  generation can be brought under the power of God by the light of God.

The first thing that happened, was that parents a few generations spoon feed their children with silver spoon’s. These parents desired, that their children would never have to go through what they went through, physically, mentally and emotionally. (The depression and World War II.)

When these children grew up, they feed themselves with a golden spoon. They blossomed and their fruit was “self.” There had never been in this nation, a large minority of people who were selfish. Until the age of the “Golden spoon.”

The birth of that perverse generation’s fruit was feed to the next generation. And those children were the first generation to be raised in the field of “It’s all about me.” The ” It’s all about me generation.” was  the first generation, to be planted in, watered and feed. From seedling to grave, without God being taught as the rule to live by. And we have clearly seen the result. (I am a witness to this great failure, I was born in 1959.)

The next generation,truly became the first perverse generation to rule this nation. They where the first generation to be raised to hate the ways of God openly. And more so they became the majority in this nation.

The Perverse Generation, is accepted within the Church.

This was the first failure of the church. Instead of standing in the purity of Christ, they became perverted within their minds. (There has always been those who would not walk on the narrow path, I am speaking about; blatantly running through the guard rail!” Let us settle the matter, when a church as a whole can discus if homosexuals can be clergy. Their minds are perverted by their hearts and souls. Jeremiah 23:36 And the burden of the Lord shall ye mention no more: for every man’s word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the Lord of hosts our God.

Sad to say, this perversion, spread quickly to make a “minority perverse generation” within the church.

How did this happen? The church reacted, instead of prayed. Their reaction was don’t do this and don’t do that. Or do as you please, come as you are and stay as you are.

When the Common Church should have hit its knee’s and cried out to God, “Sodom is at our front door, Gomorrah is at our back door, the Devil comes from roaming within the world as a flood and Heaven is our only hope. O’Lord help us, be a tower unto us for we are surrounded by evil.

To get off subject for a moment, there where still some “old hold out’s” but for the life of them. They would not protest to the point of leaving the church. They to would soon be converted to the “enlightened ways of self.”

Perverse Generation; Love Or Hatred For The People Of Christ.

Now back to the subject at hand; Those who were born as the first perverse generation to hate the ways of God, now have had children. These children are the teenagers and young adults among us, They are being raised not only to hate the ways of God but to hate those who love God.

Those who are of this perverse generation, cry out; let us have peace with the “Common Church.” Let us be united with the “Common Church.” And let us love the “Common Church.”

Yet that is not their cry. They are after all a perverse generation of vipers. Their real cry is, “If, they don’t want to be at peace with us, let us make war with them by all means” When they say, “Be united with us, they mean be converted to our ways.” When they say, “We love the Common Church, they mean, under their conditions of unconditional surrender.”

The possibility of the “Common Church” winning the day, is about as good as King Saul killing, Goliath of Gath. For God has allowed all this to happen.

Why? because men are given the desires of their hearts. Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Part II

How To Win The Day Against; The Perverse Generation Of This Age.

The first thing, the children of Christ need to recognize is the season that we are in spiritually. The season of evangelism is over for the most part, Yes there should be evangelism by all means. But we live in the spiritual season of refining. And refining doesn’t start with the world, it starts within the hearts of the bride of Christ, then the most inner places within the church, and then the world.

First the hearts of men need to be cleansed from the ways of this world. Psalm 51 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. …

Secondly the church needs to be cleansed from its love of this world. 2 Chronicles 29:16 And the priests went into the inner part of the house of the Lord, to cleanse it, and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of the Lord into the court of the house of the Lord. And the Levites took it, to carry it out abroad into the brook Kidron.

Perverse Generation; Holiness Will Separate The Church From the World.

The church must be holy, due to the unholiness of the world, their will then be a gulf between the church and the world. Without this gulf, men believe that they can move from the righteous ways of God to the ways of Hell, without consequence. They may say different but it is not so in most cases.

Christ established this gulf. Luke 16:25-27King James Version (KJV) 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

When this gulf is non-existent between believer and heathen, the first thing to go is; that repentance is no longer a qualification for salvation.

Repentance is the bridge between heathen and believer and it is built upon the beams of shame over the valley of rebuke.

The way to purify ones self is to be close to the Burning Bush of God, one will then plead with God. To drink the cup of Christ.

At all cost one must no longer be in agreement with those of the world and the “Common Church” that bend the knee at the altar of Compromise.

For those who compromise are in agreement with sin and with this perverse generation.

Perverse Generation; To Fight For Christ Or Die With This World

I will end with this; there will always be a remnant of believers. Yet, at the cost of trying to save souls, the Church has lost all of its holy ways, purity, love for Christ alone and its ability to stand on truth alone.

It is not that we as believers need to win the next generation to Christ, we as believers need to stand in Christ as never before. For one perverse generation will love its self, the next will hate God, the next will, hate the believers of God and the next will be done with the believers of God, in the name of love, peace and unity.

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DOUBLE MINDED CHRISTIANS.

The double minded Christian

The double minded Christian

The Double Minded Christian.

If a man was blind, he could hear the double minded Christian, if a man was deaf he could see him. So, how is it that we have come to this day in Christianity?

The first thing we must do is define double minded. Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words Strong’s Number: g1374 Greek: dipsuchos Double-Minded: lit. means “two-souled” (dis, “twice,” psuche, “a soul”), hence, “double-minded,” Jam 1:8; 4:8.  http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?strongs=G1374

We now see the reason for the lack of control of the flesh by the spirit within the realm of the soul of man, the home, church, cities and the nation as a whole. The flesh of man has not been put away by the spirit within the man.

So let us ponder a moment, …..Why are so many Christians then ruled by the flesh in a religion that requires the death of the flesh? Galatians 5:24  And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Let us get to the truth! We have came to an age of “Enlighten Darkness.” And the first thing that was given up by man, was his ability to judge. 2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

One of the greatest attributes of judging a matter is examining it. For no one judges a matter without examining it, unless he is without wisdom.

When men lost the right to judge they did so because they compromised their spiritual place as head of the home, for a morsel of bread. By defiling their bed.

Sexual immorality in all forms, has made more double minded Christians than all other sins combined.

When a man lost the capability to spiritually judge his own conduct within his soul, he quickly became a lover of himself. He puts his own fleshly laws over the spiritual laws of God. The first result of this lack of judgment was that he could no longer control his own body.

When a man can not judge his own body and keep it spiritually fit, he is in no condition to judge the actions of others. Who are unfit spiritually. Romans 2:3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

This is the beginning, of the collapse of the soul of man and others under him spiritually. From his home to his sphere of influence. For the first time, in a man’s life, he will have a blurred view of what is good and evil. He will begin to reason without God using his own mind. Therefore he is becoming a double minded Christian.

When a man uses his own mind, he is against the ways of God and cannot please God. Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. Before this point, the double minded Christian was just a seed being watered. For when he was transformed and his soul was added to the body of Christ. He did not think this way, he was single minded. Though now he is quickly becoming, a double minded Christian on the wide path of compromise.

The Loss Of Reasoning; Within The Double Minded Man.

The double minded Christian is conceived within the soul when he begins to loss his reasoning. He begins to sound like a broken trumpet.  He tries on occasion to muster up the strength to become what he used to be as a Christian. Yet he reasons within his mind and nothing changes for the better. The forbidden seed has sprouted and taken root.

It is a sad thing when a man losses his ability to reason. He will become corrupt within his heart, mind and soul. To the point that he will practice using the flesh instead of considering the spirit.

So much will he practice the use of the flesh, that his conscience will become numb to the touch of God, his heart will become hardened and his neck will become stiff. is not the truth, will not a man who lust after women, practice lusting to the point, that he will look at any women without even hearing a whisper from God. And will not his heart not even be moved with sorrow, while watching the television and he gives his heart to a harlot and his wife is cooking his dinner in the next room. Yet even worse will he not make excuses for his stiff neck towards God and not repent, for his own life!

Do not think that this is the way of just the luster, it is the way of all men who worship anything above God.

When a mans losses his reasoning, he sees in gray. No longer is yes, yes and no, no. Matthew 5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

The man without the skill to reason, is like a ship without a rudder. He is, now a double minded Christian. He is without spiritual direction, that is he has stopped growing in Christ. For God has sent many warnings and none were listened to. Now the ship has struck the jagged rock.

He may be the pastor and is growing in learning Greek and Hebrew, he may be an elder and is learning the creeds better and the business of the church better or he may be a good attendee of the local church and tithe. But he is not growing in Christ, he is becoming a full fledged double minded Christian.

For the man without reason is a youth. 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

How did the young man who was full of promise, the older man who had dreams or the youth who had visions. Brought to a place of no longer growing in Christ? He compromised.

Compromise; The Giver Of Life To The Double Minded Christian.

No man will ever become single minded, if he continues to compromise the truth of God. The non-compromising ways of the saints who came before us can be read about in the book of Hebrews.

The double minded Christian who compromise’s is on a slippery slope down hill. Compromise is for politicians, not for men of God. Compromise is the act of skirting the truth to come to a conclusion that will make all parties happy. (my definition)

This is Noah Websters definition of compromise; http://sorabji.com/1828/words/c/compromise.html COMPROMISE, n. [L. To give bond to stand to an award, to promise. See Promise.]
1. A mutual promise or contract of two parties in controversy, to refer their differences to the decision of arbitrators.
2. An amicable agreement between parties in controversy, to settle their differences by mutual concessions.
3. Mutual agreement; adjustment.

 

And we all know what happens when concessions are made!

When a man compromises with the world with an agreement within his soul, he has made concessions on one part or another part of the Holy Bible. Or worse he has just thrown in with the world and kept a few verses of the Bible around as an old relic within the walls of his soul.

At this point in the mans life, the world owns him, he is full of excuses were he used to be full of faith, he has acquaintances who live as he does, to back up his lifestyle, but he has lost his place with God, he walks in the world with ease, as he used to walk with God. he is now a lost man who sleeps evades him, who has no inner peace, he is a full fledged double minded Christian.

I will now share with you, the double minded Christian lives a two lives and God knows them both. The double minded Christian can hide his sinful ways of lusting for a time. But God knows, his wife knows and to the embarrassment of the cross the world knows.

Part II

 How To Not Be a Double Minded Christian.

If a man desires to not be a double minded Christian, His first desire should be, to become single minded.

We know that the mind of man is at enmity with God, therefore we must love the Lord with the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

To exercise the mind of Christ, is essential to the feeding of the inner-man. The mind of Christ will barter with no double minded Christian. The order of the day will be, “Unconditional Death to the ways of the mind of man.”

The greatest exercise for the mind of Christ is to worship God. Nothing on earth or in heaven will subdue the flesh quicker than to put God over the flesh. For their is only one throne within the hearts, souls and minds of men.

When one worships the Lord. He adores the Lord. He puts the Lord as ruler over all other objects with in his soul.

When God is set upon the throne within a mans soul, He will sort out the holy things from the defiled things. The tabernacle of the person who worships God will be filled with the Glory Cloud of God, the essence of God cannot be contained within the walls of the soul.

Therefore the power of God, will move over the double minded Christians mind, as the spirit of God moved over the waters of the earth. The breath of God will blow upon the double minded Christian’s mind. As God parted the Red Sea.

The light of Christ will penetrate the double minded Christian’s mind, to the point that the mind of the person touched will have a new mind. 1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

The Prayer’s Of a Double Minded Christian Or Of a man who Posses The Mind Of Christ.

The prayers of a righteous man avails much. 1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

When a man prays he is exercising his soul and cleansing his mind. For the earnest mans prayers go to heaven. seeking the things of heaven. And one of the greatest things of heaven is that their is no compromising with God.

The double minded Christian needs prayer like a sailing ship needs sails. Faith will give a man belief were he has none. Prayer will give him the route to get to the destination that he needs to get to.

I have said it before but it needs to be repeated, “If a man doesn’t have a worshiping life with God, his prayer life is nearly non-existent.”

Do not be a idler  Idler. http://sorabji.com/1828/words/i/idler.html I’DLER, n. One who does nothing; one who spends his time in inaction, or without being engaged in business. 1. A lazy person; a sluggard.

When it comes time to do the task of God. The pantry of the idler is empty of faith and works, when temptations come.

Yet the man who prays finds manna while upon his knees, supplying his needs. Giving him strength for the day. For the mind is only as strong as the soul. And the soul births what the mind acts upon, regardless if it is good or evil.

Reading Of The Holy Bible; The Death of the Double Minded Man.

The reading of the Holy Bible will bring reasoning to a man. The more a man follows the word of God the more reasoning he will have. And reasoning, will not share a house with doubt. And double minded Christians are filled with doubt.

God wants nothing more than one of his children to be filled with his ways. And God reason’s with man, when the soul of man reads the Bible by the spirit. Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

The ways of God’s mind with be imputed deep into your ways of thinking. You will simply be transformed by the ways of God. From the old man who was a “Double minded Christian.” To the ways of a man who’s yes is yes and who’s no is no.

 When you become a single minded Christian.

When you become single minded, don’t expect the “Common Christian” to accept you. It is a hard thing to find men with clarity theses days. Men that will not move when it comes to the moral compass that rules them.

When men begin to use the Bible as an excuse to sin, (lust) and they will. When men allow all sorts of sexual immorality within the walls of the church (homosexuality) and their tongues are fastened to the roofs of their mouths.

And you come along, speaking in peace, yet in truth. With a single mind, heart and soul. With all your strength. You will be judged by those who say, “Do not judge, unless you be judged.”

My brother, don’t look back, run towards the incorruptible crown. Amen

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COMMUNION WITH GOD

Communion with God

Communion with God

Communion with God is the greatest adoration that the spirit of man can offer God.

Communion with God, does something to a man that no other thing will do. It will open up the inner-man’s spirit to God’s Spirit. Putting him face to face with God. Exodus 33:11 And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man,departed not out of the tabernacle.

Also, the man who presses in, past the dark cloud, will sit with God in the habitation of his soul. The cleansing of the soul and awakening of the spirit from this encounter will put the fear of God into all men who press through the darkness of God. Exodus 20:21 -22  And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was. 22 And the Lord said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.

Communion with God continued on with the prophets and many other children of God though out the Old Testament. Yet, Communion with God was opened To all who desired a deeper place with Him, through the New Testament.

This communion with God, came through Jesus Christ’s gift of the Holy Spirit.

My Friend, I know this much about men. If their is a lifestyle of sin within their souls, there isn’t a lifestyle of worshiping, prayer and Bible reading in their souls. For the saint who worships, prays and reads the Bible out of voluntary love, has communion with God. Yet the man who yearn in his soul, for the depths of God. Will have spiritual communion with God, within his inner-man.

Christ shares with us in the Bible this teaching; he calls his disciples, friends. John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

When we have spiritual communion with God, God will call us friends, He will hold us dear to Him, and we will gaze at the spirit of God with spiritual eyes. In Awe will we behold our beloved Lord. Forever we will never see things the same or perceive God the same.

Communion with God, not with the world.

I share with you, have communion with God, and this will be your reward. You shall have peace within your soul that surpasses all understanding, you will witness to your home, sphere of influence and those at the local church beyond the stars.

Your petty ways of living and sins of lusting will be as chaff, for when you are set in the presence of God by the hand of God, your spirit will adore God. You will be in love with your groom, not with the customs of this world.

How does one appear within the presence of God? By Adoration;  ad·o·ra·tion  noun 1. deep love and respect. 2. worship; veneration. This adoration can only come by a voluntary love from within a man. A deep yearning for the things of God, must be present within the soul. For their to be a desire to be touched by God.

You will come to a place, if you desire to have spiritual communion with God within your soul. That you won’t care what anybody anywhere thinks about anything that you are doing with God in your life.

This does not mean that you will think better of yourself, it means that you will keep to yourself and God. Do not worry, When your life is transformed, people will ask you how it was done or what did you do.

Communion with God; through Christ.

Our communion with God, came at great price to the Kingdom of God. It cost the Kingdom the Son. Yet our communion with God will cost us a great deal.

If you eat the body of Christ and drink the blood of Christ, you will most likely be a man with few friends. For many accept the communion, but few receive the spiritual Holy communion of Christ.

For Christ knocks at the door of many who know him but few answer the door. Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

The verse that I just mentioned, has a much deeper meaning than “come accept Christ” It means, let Christ into your whole being. That He who is your Creator could eat with you, and talk with you as a friend, as a Father and as the “I AM” of your life.

When this happens the spiritual effect will be; Ones most intimate sobs will come from within, his words will be turned into mutterings and his soul will be in the bosom of God, his heart in the hands of God and his mind renewed by God.

The man who spiritually communes with God, will never be the same again. He will have been touched by God. He will fear (reverence) God as he could never be taught. And this will be the difference in his life. His commitment to his Groom will be changed.

How will it be changed? His morals will be different, he won’t have good morals. He will have godly morals. And that alone will change what he does when he is alone.

If you want to be transformed by the power of God, have communion with God. But I will say it again, “You must have a deep desire, to want to know the deeper things of God. regardless of what anyone thinks.”

Communion with God; the greatest thing lacking in the life of a man who lives a lifestyle of lusting.

The sad fact of life is this; I know if a mans Bible time is on the low side, his prayer time is nearly non-existent, and his worship time can not be found. I am not speaking about listening to music, I am talking about raising one’s hands and singing to the Lord when one is alone.

If a man’s spiritual condition is at such a low ebb. It must be considered by the man, have I ever had spiritual communion with God? I am not speaking about an awakening, I am speaking about gathering with God, within one’s soul and sitting down with Him and doing a self- examination of ones soul-motives.

It is good time, that you turn off all the noise around you, and be still and know that God is God. Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

It is time to listen to God and not men, it is time to tear the trees of sinfulness out of your heart, it is time to morn for all the time loss serving God, it is time to throw ashes upon your head for all the grieving that you have caused the Holy Spirit, it is time to wear sack cloth for all the lusting thoughts and imaginations that you have had against God’s creation, It is time to no longer act as the youth, it is time to be consecrated to God and God alone.

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UNEQUALLY YOKED; CAUSE OF SORROWS AND SUFFERING’S

 

Unequally yoked

unequally yoked

 Unequally yoked; To not be joined as one.

To be unequally yoked, is a two-edged sword, on one side of the sword one should be equally yoked, with Christ, one wife and like-minded believers. At the same time one should be unequally yoked with the ways of this world.

I will be looking at the topic of being unequally yoked from the stand point, that it is spiritually unhealthy. In this day of age too many people who proclaim Jesus Christ as their Lord, are unequally yoked with Christ and equally yoked with this world and its customs.

The first step That God takes in a new believers life is to separate the believer to Himself. For God is a jealous God. Exodus 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

God loves to be equally yoked with His children, for they are a joy to Him, in His bosom they find rest, in his hands they find protection and in His ways they find peace.

We find that when we are one with Christ, our burdens are light, our storms have a ray of light our darkest hour has a moment of light. All this is possible because we are equally yoked with Christ. Matthew 11:29 (KJV) 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

When a man is in the will of God his soul shall be full of rest, and his heart full of peace.

Yet this is not the case to many times with those who follow Christ. And this is why, They break communion with God, by being equally yoked with the world and unequally yoked with Christ.

For when a man is equally yoked with Christ, he is one with Christ, he may have to pull the “cart of life.” But he does not have to bear the weight of all that is on the cart. On the other hand the man who is one with this world, bears the “Cart of life” and the weight of the cart.

Oh sorrowful man who you are, when will you come to Christ with all your burdens, when will you cast all your sins upon Christ, and when will you repent of your lusting ways.

To easily do you walk in this world and are not offended by what your hear and see, to far are you from the yoke of Christ and to close are you equally yoked to this world and its ways.

Pray to God, and seek his Son’s yoke, Pray to God to be joined to Him, for is not a man joined to this world or God? Therefore be joined to God. And be departed from your sinful ways.

For do holy men gather with the scorners of God? Psalm 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. …

Examine the yoke that is upon you (your mind) and ask yourself within your inner-man. “Why do I lust after what I should love; as a sister in the Lord or a lost soul?” You have been around Christ for some time, maybe years and still you live a lifestyle of lusting, being unequally yoked with Christ.

Let us examine why. There are three main reasons for this 1.) you love lusting more than God, your wife and the daughters of God. 2.) You believe the excuses of the church, spiritual leaders and your acquaintances 3.) You know you sin against God and have been fighting lust for years, and have received no help with your spiritual cause to be done with lusting. And in most cases have been given the “talk.”

I believe that you are in the third category, and millions of other’s are too. So now I will share with you on how to be equally yoked with Christ, therefore you will be unequally yoked with the world.

The greatest way to fight sin, is to surrender to Christ.  2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Spelled out, the flesh must be made weak, by crucifying it daily. By doing this the spirit will become strong, so strong that it will abhor that which is evil. To the point that the spirit will subdue the flesh, to turn from the that which is evil. You will become unequally yoked with this world.

One must not feed the flesh the things of the flesh. Beware; Romans 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

Bring peace into your home that surpasses all understanding. Give your wife what she wants; her as the only women in your heart. Do this thing and she will make you the king of her life.

She will stand with you through fire, the lion’s den of this world and the court jester’s who come to steal your visions with God.

Tell the neighbor down the street, that you threw the television out the door, because you want to put away lusting and fall in love with your wife. The neighbor may laugh but his wife won’t.

Share with those that wear crosses around their necks that you won’t be going to the big game or won’t be watching it on the television with them this weekend, and they will chuckle, but they won’t sleep well that night.

If you want to be unequally yoked with this world, you must be separated from it. Yet you must be able to walk in the world. How, is this done? You don’t love the things of the world or the customs of the world. 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

In other words you take on the yoke of Christ, and you will be unequally yoked with the ways of this world.

If you desire to put your lusting ways under foot and love your God and wife. Be prepared for the love of God to come into your life as you could never imagine and the hatred of men as you could never believe. 1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

Continue in the pursuit of holiness and being unequally yoked with the world. You will be done with the ways of lusting, pursue the love of Christ, be in Christ and overcome the fear of your sins. For the love of Christ cast out all fear. 1 John 4:16-18 (KJV) And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Your inner-man will be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. Your home will be filled with the joy of Christ and your life will be a light to a wayward generation. Your wife will hold onto you, She will love you with all she can, she will pour her body upon your shoulder, she will give you what you desire, honor.

You will witness to the world, because you are unequally yoked with it. There is no stronger witness than a man or woman who is unequally yoke with the ways of the world.

You my brother, if you decide by faith to do away with the ways of lusting, you will have boldness in the day of judgement. Something that few men have and many more need.

If we as a living body of believer’s is to ever admonish the ways of the world. We should hate the sin that dwells in us more so than the sin that dwells in any other soul.

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THE GRACE OF GOD; OR MEN

The grace of God or men

The grace of God or men

 The grace of God; for salvation

The grace of God is the greatest gift to the human race that has ever come from heaven. At the greatest cost to heaven. The gift was not for heaven, for what can benefit God?

For it is known, throughout Christian circles, that we are saved by grace. Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Yet why are we saved?

We are saved, that we should be joined to the living vine of life, That we should receive the fullness of Christ and the death of the old man. In this simplicity we find, that we are reconciled to our Father in heaven by living a Christ-like life on earth by faith and works. Through belief that we shall be with our Lord when he returns or when we experience our first death.

The mold for the grace of God, to be poured into, is the inner-man. For the grace of God is another one of the perfections of Christ. This mold has been, since the beginning. For we were created by God, in the image of God, in flesh and spirit. Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Grace is a supernatural gift from the spirit of God to the spirit of man. Then how much of the grace of God can be given to the spirit of man? Can a man count the stars? Or the grains of sand upon all the shores of the seas.

When we allow the grace of God to run through us and fill us, until our cup runs over. We will see the ways of the flesh go to the way side. For the grace of God, and the carnality of man have nothing in common. And under no circumstances will they ever mix company, within the inner-man.

Fighting sin is the work of the righteous, But being filled with the grace of God until one is counted as dead is the work of the saints, through the power of Christ, who have been weighed on the scale of life and death by their close presence to God. 1 Corinthians 4:9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

The grace of God is for the saints of God.

Once a man is saved, the grace of God covers a multitude of sins. For the babe in Christ is a babe. The question must be asked, How much grace will God give a man who resist the ways of God?

No man knows the answer to the last question. Yet all men know when they are living outside the bosom of God. Many things are a mystery about God, for we see him through a dim glass in this life.( 1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.) Also our Lord is surrounded by a dark cloud hidden from the ways of men.

Though this I know, I was once an evil man, then a good man and now am what God has made me. For the grace of God saved me while I was yet a sinner. Therefore I was turned into a saint, To serve God.

So now I share this with all men; beware of men who live a lifestyle of lusting and say they are covered by grace. For the grace of God covers sin, and will abound where sin abounds. But God will not abound where their is more desire to sin than to serve Him.

The Bible tell us this. Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under graceRomans 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

And the same men in to many cases tell us this also. On one side of their lips they say, “I lust too brother, don’t worry we are all covered by grace.” and on the other side say, “Quit drinking that booze, smoking those cigarettes and fornicating.”

To bring to a close the grace of God, I shall end with this; The grace of God is for sinners to become saved and for the saved, to become more holy in the kingdom of God while in this life.

What the grace of God isn’t for, is the sinner who will make excuses for his sin filled life, but will not make a way to become more Christ-like. If this is not true, then all are saved, and let us be done with the preaching of the word of God, for the grace of God is sufficient!

The grace of God as seen by men

What is the greatest difference between how the grace of God is defined by God and men? Men will define the grace of God for their benefit.

It is true that the grace of God was the greatest benefit to the human race that has ever came from heaven. With the greatest cost to heaven. The problem with men, who don’t keep their souls upon the Spirit of God, is that they intermingle with men who side with sin.

Men will side with sin to the point that they will turn the grace of God into lasciviousness. Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Listen my falling brother, It is true. And this I will show you. Men who are acquaintances, leaders and spiritual leaders will share with you that the grace of Christ is sufficient, when it comes to living a lusting lifestyle.

They will use the Bible to back up a lifestyle of living in sin! You know the story all to well, the excuses all to well and sad to say the results all to well.

Be pulled from the fiery pit before it is to late, repent and thank God for his grace.

What lusting men tell you about the grace of Christ is a lie, and I will prove it spiritually. You will go away from one of those excuse makers, and think he is a pretty good man. Yet you will never thank God in your prayer time, For the advice that came from a man who used the Bible to back up a lifestyle of sin.

The Grace of God.

I will not join the excuse crowd, or join the marching band of lusting men who are in step with the heart beat of this world when it comes to lusting.

Consider this; the grace of God has kept you this long. That in its self is a miracle of Jesus Christ. I know I used to be you, yet how long can a man grieve the Holy Ghost?

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INNER-MAN; PLACE OF DESIRE

The inner-man

The inner-man is the dwelling place for what he loves.

The inner-man is strengthened by what he has a deep loving commitment to. What the inner-man loves will show its self by the actions of the outer-man (flesh). For the inner-man can be strengthened by what it eats, either good or evil.

If a man desires to be gone with the ways of lusting, he must put to  rest the idea, that he can drink from the cup of this world and receive the things of purity in the next life. Only the things that come from above, can do away with the things of this world. Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

The place of rest of the obedient inner-man is vast. Their is no device that can measure its distance. For it is the dwelling place of God, Ephesians 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Yet for the struggling saint and heathen. The inner-man is measured, from a single tree of forbidden fruit, to a junk yard of forbidden idols. Jeremiah 11:13 For according to the number of thy cities were thy gods, O Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem have ye set up altars to that shameful thing, even altars to burn incense unto Baal.

The man who lust has no peace within his inner-man because he has a war within him. I am not speaking about the war between the flesh and the spirit.  Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spiritagainst the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

I am speaking about the war between man and God. For the inner-man is directly linked to the conscience of man. When God calls one of His beloved sons and that son, will not take action against the sin that God is whispering to him about. God will take action!

Thank God, if you desire to tear down all the things within your inner-man, many men don’t! God will make peace with you. Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

The greatest idol within man, is self. And self cannot be negotiated with.

My friend, look into your soul and what do you see, look into your heart and what does it imagine and think upon your self and what does it desire. For this is how the spiritual man works.

The inner-man (soul) is the fountain that feeds the heart, the heart grows in the ways of the inner-man, therefore the heart gives the mind the fruit of the heart, then the mind orders the body to do what the soul desires. This course is followed by the man, regardless if the desires are good or evil.

That is why it is essential, to mortify the idols within the inner-man. Romans 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

The inner-man must thirst for those things that come from above.  Colossians 3:1-2 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

One must not look up to heaven, one must bow the knee to God, then the things of heaven will fill the man. To the point that his cup will overflow with the joy of Christ, his inner-man will expand beyond the trinkets of this world. To the point, the stars will be within the inner-man.

To be gone with the idol of self.

 

Inner-man, the lost soul

Inner-man the lost soul

 A mans thoughts cannot be changed, until his spiritual direction is changed. And this can only come about one way, Repentance.

By the judgment of God, we are all Guilty. By living life, on a path set by repentance, we are transformed from the prodigal man to the servant of the Most High God.

For repentance to be true, one thing must take affect within the inner-man. He comes to the knowledge that all that he is, is for not. In others words he is a guilty man, at the bar of God.

For the first time in his life, he knows that he is second to God. His inner-man bows the knee from within. And all that is within his inner-man is shaken violently by the spirit of God. Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

The ways of lusting will never be overcome at the table of compromise, the house of negotiation or the lies that men tell.

Only by violence will the idols fall within the soul of man. The ropes of prayer will bring them down, the shaking of the inner-man by worshiping God will bring them down and the reading of the Bible will bring them down.

By violence men are separated from their love with this world, to be filled with the love of Christ. No man can drink Christ’s cup until he is filled with the love of Christ. A.W Towzer  wrote on the importance of being separated from this world. 672. Joy; Holiness: basis for joy; Holy Spirit: filling I repeat: Most modern Christians live sub-Christian lives! Most Christians are not joyful persons because they are not holy persons, and they are not holy persons because they are not filled with the Holy Spirit, and they are not filled with the Holy Spirit because they are not separated persons. 2 Corinthians 6:17–18; Ephesians 5:18–19; 1 John 1:6–9

When the battle begins for the very soul that is within you, hell its self will break loose and heaven will meet it head on. The collision, that will take place within your inner-man. Is a war that will make you bleed spiritual tears upon your pillow and yell at the heavens.

I remember one day my wife told me, “I don’t want a husband who lust after other women.” I went outside in a hurry and walked down our drive way and yelled into the heavens, “God what does she want!” and God spoke back to me in a quite voice, she hasn’t ask you to do anything that I haven’t asked you to do.

Believe me or don’t. I don’t lust any more because I went through a war between me and God. He won, and I won.

I cannot stress the importance of conflict, within the inner- man. The inner-man who has no conflict, is a man in bondage to this world or teachings of men that are lies. And because he has no conflict, he has no peace or liberty with Christ. Yet worse his conscience may have become numb to the finger of God.

Therefore he will not rise to the occasion, to be separated from this world. He who is not separated  form this world, is separated from Christ!

What does separate mean? Let us look at this word from the position of heaven. 2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.

Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire

My friend, a man can’t play a fiddle and not hear the music.

The season is at hand, that you take yourself and loved ones and board the “ark of Christ.” For peace is at hand, love and joy are near, and a blameless conscience is close.

Now, my friend, sit with God and cry! for weeping is better than joy. Sit with God and be still. Let the battle lines be drawn. It is time that your inner-man becomes a sanctuary for God to reside in. Amen

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CHRIST IS THE PATTERN

CHRIST IS THE PATTERN

CHRIST IS THE PATTERN

Christ Is The Pattern To Live By, While In This Life To Prepare For The Next Life.

When I say Christ, is the pattern to live by, what do I mean? I refer to how Christ lived in all conditions. Good or evil, Christ is the pattern that we should live by. If we are to; Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. www.gateway.com

Christ is the pattern to live by when first being transformed, through repentance.

In the Gospel of John, Christ is announced to the world, As the light of the world. When we became citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven, were we not full of light? Yet where did that light go?

The illuminating light of Christ will always be in the saved man, the man who strives to be like his father. For the Father will not forsake the son, who knows Christ is the pattern. And presses on to become as Christ is. John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Your light is dim and your hope is nearly a mirage. You have lost your way. For God is a lamp unto our feet, not the darkness of this world. Worship the light from above, praise the Father of lights and read the Word of Light. Be filled with the light of Christ by knowing that Christ is the pattern to live by.

Be not ashamed of the light, for when darkness comes and it will. Stand in the light. Do not forget your first love. Cry out Abba, Abba. Your Father will come, you will be comforted if you seek the ways of the Lord.

This you do know deeply, that Christ is the pattern. To the point when you don’t live in the light you are in sorrow (darkness.) It is true, a man will suffer for living good or evil. Therefore do that which is good in the sight of God and evil will not apprehend you. Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Be full of love, but allow the darkness of this world to not be near you without fleeing or correcting it with a loving rebuke. For it is a cruel thing to let a man sin and say nothing.

We know that Christ is the pattern for us by the wonders He did in us.

Is it not true that Christ is the pattern for us. For as Christ died and was raised from the dead by the power of God, are we not alive in Christ? Then why is it that men can not be done with the ways of lusting?

Because men don’t die to their sins. Christ set this pattern for us to follow. Hebrews 12:3-5 King James Version (KJV) For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

When it comes to sin, most men just make excuses for its existence within them. And the easiest way to do that, is gather a bunch of men that agree with you. Yet do these men agree with Christ or are they cut from the same cloth as Christ.

Christ is the pattern for us, when it comes to lusting. He taught us through how he lived and didn’t live.

Jesus is the pattern for us; how he lived.

Because men do not live proper, they do not love proper. Yet Christ set down the example of how we should live. And by living like Christ we will love like Christ did.

While on this earth, Christ set forth a great example to men on how to not lust after the things of this world. Christ, in many cases separated himself from from those of the world.

Let us look at just a few examples of Christ not gathering with scorners of God. When Christ went to Zacchaeus  house he announced it to the crowd. And the people murmured, that Christ would eat with a sinner. Luke 19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.

Again, Christ would remove himself from the crowd, when he healed Jairus’s daughter. Luke 8:41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:

We all know the story, Five people saw the raising of a dead person. the rest of the crowd was left outside, believing with all their hearts that Jairus’s daughter was dead and would remain dead.

There are many more cases of Jesus removing himself from the crowd.

Jesus is the pattern for us, by doing this. What is it that we can learn from this; There is a simple message here. Don’t throw pearls to swine. To many times my brother, with all your good intentions, you have gone to that “lost” friends house. To share with him, perhaps a little bit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

And to many times you have been converted a little more to the ways of the world, a joke here, a comment there and a remark about this or that lewd thing. Beware, my brother. Don’t gather with the scorners of God.

Do I say never leave your home, no. But have the peace of Christ upon your lips, the love of the Holy Spirit upon your body and the law of God upon your hearts.

Few men will ask you to be near them. Yet when they do, they will need you, for if you put away the ways of lusting; you will have one God, one women (wife) and one love. And the men of this age are desiring pure men to lead them.

My beloved brother, you will follow the pattern of Christ or of this world.

Christ is the pattern for us; on how not to live.

Christ walked through the streets of Jerusalem many times. Yet I have not found it recorded one time in the Bible. That he visited the entertainments of the world, that were in Jerusalem.

The theater, Colosseum and hippodrome were all part of the customs of the people of Jerusalem. Thanks to Roman culture. Yet Christ would not step foot in any of the above places.

If you desire with all your heart, to no longer be apprehended by lusting. Then it would serve you well to stay clear from the places that are filled with scorners of God. Psalm 1:1 King (KJV) Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

To gather with, mingle with or to counsel with the scorners of God is to learn the ways of a scorner of God. You are not witnessing to scorners of God by being around them, they are witnessing to you and your family and doing a pretty good job.

God may use you one day to kill Goliath, but first become a David.

Be not apprehended by the ways of this world, but be transformed by the power of God. Christ is the pattern, be a pattern unto Christ for the whole world to see.

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SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP

SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP

SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP

TWO QUESTIONS FOR SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP;

There are two questions that a man must ask his spiritual leadership, if he is to put away the ways of lusting in his life.

Before we look upon those two questions, let us examine this; if he already knows the condition of the spiritual leadership that is over him and it is of a ill report. Yet he will not muster up the strength to make them accountable to the house of heaven. Then their will be consequences and those consequences will be detrimental to his house, the house of God and to the body of Christ.

He will then have blood upon his own hands, for the watch man knows what is right and wrong.

Yet if you my brother ask the questions that I am about to ask you to ask. Your mind will be blameless and your conscience will be at rest.

Let us consider the pettiness of the average job. If you applied to work there, you would want to know about the all the facets of the job benefits, medical plans, leave plans, sick days, vacation time and pay.

Yet when it comes to spiritual leadership we must be so much more discerning. So much is at cost because men are influenced by their leaders.

For if a leader leads a pure life, it will dictate how much sin he will allow within the walls of his church and how much sin a member of that church will allow in his soul.

Now let us continue on with the importance it is to have pure spiritual leadership over you, if you desire to quit lusting or any other lifestyle of sin. that has you in fetters.

The first question you must ask the spiritual leadership over you is, “Do you watch television?” The answer to this question will in all probability be, “Yes.”

I need to now share with you why you must ask your spiritual leadership about the television? No man is fit to share from the pulpit of God on how to live a life that is supposed to represent how Christ lived, how to follow the ways of God and how to hear from the Holy Spirit. If he is sedated all hours of the day by the television.

When a man is indoctrinated with so much filth; he cannot be a spiritual leader of purity. The pastor at the local church, has a massive responsibility to the congregation and to God. 1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

No man can stuff his soul with an eight coarse meal of sin Saturday night and give a sermon on how to live like Christ on Sunday morning. The spiritual leaders of the local church that you attend must be blameless in all that they do and be of good behavior. Just simply watching the television is bad behavior. (It steals time from God, your home and your Church, and that is being kind .)

The moral compass within a man and what a man does with his spare time reveals his hidden constitution. And that constitution is either moving towards heaven or hell.

The men that you put over you as spiritual leaders, are supposed to represent God, Christ, the Holy Spirit and Heaven. Not the things of this world. 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Confront your spiritual leaders with love but sincerity, and ask them to quit watching the television. Ask them to help you to stop watching it. Share with them it would be better for the church if the spiritual leadership and long-term attendees didn’t watch the television.

Some would cry legalism at such things as I have mentioned. I weep because men even think in such a way and others believe them. Let us never mistake obedience to God for legalism.

The standard of purity begins within the walls of the hearts of men and ends in changing the ways of a wayward world.

We have been set to be watchman for the whole world; those of the church, those that are evil doers and those who think they are good. My brother be accountable to God and hold men accountable to the ways of God. Be gone from the ways of the t