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Don’t Grow Weary

Galatians 6:9
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

One of the most important things to walking in victory as a believer in this life is to never quit. Our adversary knows if he can get us to stop walking by faith and give up on God He can defeat us. But if we will not grow weary in doing what we know that scripture teaches us in living a life of faith, we will be victorious in life.

In the preceding verses here in Galatians 6 scripture teaches us we will reap what we sow. If we sow to the flesh we will reap corruption, but if we sow to the spirit we reap the kind of life God has for us. Don’t spend your time consumed with fleshly things that will not build you up spiritually. Maintain a consistent walk with God by making time for His Word, His house, and the things of God a priority. To often the devil gets believers weary by simply pulling them away from spiritual things that would bring great strength to their life. God is the strength of our life but when we no longer put God’s things first, we will grow weary for there is no other source of sustaining strength.

So maintain your spiritual walk as a believer by seeking first the things of God, and don’t fall for the deception of looking to the world for your happiness in life for it is God who completes you, and He is the source of your strength. Quitters never win and winners never quit.
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Posted by on June 26, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Love Never Fails

1 Corinthians 13:8a
Love never fails.

In 1 John 4:8 we find out that God is love. When we walk in love we are walking with God, and if we are walking with God we cannot fail. There is much emphasis placed upon walking by faith in the Christian life and rightfully so, but there should be just as much if not even more emphasis placed on the importance of walking in the love of God.

In 1 Corinthians 13:13 we are told to abide in faith, hope, and love, but the greatest of these is love. Galatians 5:6 reveals why this is true. Faith works through love. In other words you can have faith to move mountains as Paul states in 1 Corinthians 13:2, but if you don’t have love your faith will not work. Think of it as a power plant that generates power, a switch releases that power, and cables carry that power to where it needs to go, but what if the power lines are down? That power will not accomplish what it is there to do.

We have the power of God within us, the Holy Spirit, faith is the switch that releases that power, but love is the power line through which that power flows, and if you are out of love that power will not get where it needs to go. When we are born again God’s love is poured out into our hearts, it is already in there. We need to act upon that love for our faith to work.

The love of God is not an emotion or a feeling, but a fruit of the new recreated human spirit. Practice waking in the love of God, for what you practice you get good at. God’s love is simply treating others the way you want to be treated, no matter how they treat you. Choose to act upon His love within you, for your faith depends on it.
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Posted by on June 25, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

The Precious Blood of Jesus

1 Peter 1:18-19

18 knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,

19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.

The rarest thing ever known to man on planet earth is the precious blood of Jesus, for this was God’s very own blood that was given to redeem mankind. The word redeemed means to deliver from an oppressive and destructive condition by the payment of a ransom. That is what Jesus did for us in shedding His blood. Six different times Jesus shed His blood for us and each time a payment was being made to deliver us.

The first time blood was shed was in the garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was praying about going to the cross. He

 prayed not His will be done, but the will of the Father, and as He prayed in agony the Bible says He sweat drops of blood. Jesus paid to deliver us from our own human will so that we could live in the Father’s will for us. Then He being arrested was scourged at the whipping post, paying the price for our healing, for by His stripes we are healed.

After this the soldiers put a crown of thorns upon His head and blood flowed out paying the price for us to have a renewed mind as Scripture teaches us, we have the mind of Christ. Then He was crucified, nails driven through His hands so that we could live free from the dominion of sin, for the Bible says we are to lift holy hands to the Lord. Then they drove a nail through His feet and He provided for us dominion over evil, for Luke 10:19 tells us we can trample upon all the powers of darkness.

Finally they pierced His side near the heart and the blood that poured out delivered us from the old spirit man within and purchased for us a new spirit. The key to walking in all He has purchased is to simply agree with God that all these things are already done, for the Word of God tells us we already are, not one day going to be, redeemed. We must also act upon His Word, for faith without corresponding action is dead. May you walk in the liberty of all Christ has freed you from through His precious blood He shed for you.

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Posted by on June 24, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

KNOWING GOD AS YOUR FATHER

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Often people will have a different view of God the Father than they do Jesus. But Jesus said that if you saw Him, you have seen the Father. Get to know the Father better through this message.

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

He Is Coming

Matthew 24:43-44
43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.
44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Scripture is very clear that no one but the Father knows the day that the Lord will return to catch away His church. What we do know and everyone agrees on is that He is coming back. Jesus describes this event like a thief coming in the night and if we knew when that thief would come we would be prepared, and then He tells us to be ready for the Son of Man will come at an hour we do not expect. He describes two people in different settings right before these verses where one is taken but the other is left behind.

Recently the Lord impressed upon my heart two questions. If you knew that He would return next Sunday would you live differently this coming week? If you would live differently why? If you answer the first question yes, the second question is very important, because if you would live differently then why are we not living that way now? The why is the issue we need to deal with that is keeping us from living the life we should be living.

Many believers are not living like a Christ follower. Many are living the life of a lukewarm believer because God is not a priority in their life. If they knew Jesus was coming next week I think many would change the way they are living. Don’t procrastinate any longer and continue to have other things more important to you then God, for Jesus said He will come at a hour you do not expect, so be ready. Are you watching?
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Posted by on June 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

On This Rock

Matthew 16:16, 18
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
18 …upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

Jesus had asked His disciples who men had claimed He was. Some thought He was John the Baptist, and others thought one of the prophets. Jesus then asked who they thought He was. Peter declared that He was the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus tells Peter that he did not get this revelation by natural means, but from the Father. Then He declares that it is upon this rock He will build His church, and the powers of hell itself will not prevail against it.

The rock that the church stands on and overcomes all the powers of darkness with is the revelation of Jesus as the Christ. The word Christ means Messiah or deliverer. When you get to know Jesus for who God anointed Him to be and what He accomplished for us, the authority of hell, the devil himself, cannot prevail against you. Many know about Jesus, or know of Him in a religious way, but they don’t know Him as the One sent by God to defeat death, hell, and the grave, so that we can live a life of victory and not succumb to evil and be defeated.

When you look to the cross and what Jesus did for us, it was not just so we could go to heaven. In taking our sin, and the punishment our sin deserved, He bore the curse and all that came because of that curse to deliver us from it. Time spent meditating in the New Testament, seeing what Jesus fulfilled through His life, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension, is how we can receive revelation from the Father of our Messiah, our deliverer. He has delivered us from the powers of hell itself and the way we enforce that victory is by faith in our deliverer, and what He has done for us.
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Posted by on June 22, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

The Power of Positive Resistance

James 4:7
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

One of the easiest ways to keep the devil and his works out of your life is found in this verse of scripture. It is known as the power of positive resistance. Every time you submit your life to the ways of God, you are automatically resisting the devil. The things God wants you to do the devil does not want you to do.

For example, does God want you to find a good church that teaches all the truth and will therefore lead you into the truth that will set your free? Yes He does. The devil does not want you in a church where you can become a disciple of God, he wants you to be his disciple. So once you find such a church and go to church, you are automatically resisting the devil.

Scripture teaches us to forgive one another, but the devil wants us to hold a grudge. When you choose to forgive and walk in love you resist the devil and he will flee from you. God’s Word teaches us to give to the work of God so we can share the gospel. The devil for sure doesn’t want you giving any of your money to help God’s work, but when you do, you are resisting the devil.

The opposite of this verse is true as well. What if you know you should be in a good church but don’t go? What if you know you should forgive, and give to the work of God but you don’t? Then you would be submitting to the devil’s ways and resisting God. Some people don’t realize their biggest problem isn’t the devil, it’s the fact that they are not resisting him by choosing to submit to God. You can put the devil on the run by simply submitting your life to the will and ways of God.
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Posted by on June 21, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Bridle Your Tongue

James 1:26
If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.

To walk by faith you must believe in your heart what God’s Word says, but if you deceive your own heart you won’t have faith in God. James tells us we must deal with our tongue to keep from deceiving our hearts. If we speak contrary to God’s Word, we convince our heart God’s Word is not true, which is deception. How do we change our words?

To change our words we must change our thinking for our thoughts will determine what we believe, and what we believe will come out of our mouth. There are three primary influences that wrongly affect our thinking. They are observation, association, and falsification. Observation means what we look at or focus on. If we spend our time watching T.V. and movies for example that are filled with sex and violence and lies, this will begin to cause us to believe those things are ok, but this deception will lead to wrong thinking.

The second thing that affects our thinking is associations. Scripture teaches us to choose our friends carefully for even the wicked will lead you astray. The wrong friends will cause you to be deceived. The third area is falsification, which refers to false teachings from God’s Word where people are not taught the truth but are taught man-made religion instead. Many today don’t believe in the promises we have been given through Christ, for they were taught such things passed away.

So to guard your heart from deception you must address observations, associations, and falsifications. Right thinking leads to right believing, right believing leads to right speaking, and right speaking will bring right results in your life.
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Posted by on June 20, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

THE LAST DAYS CHURCH – PART 11

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Scripture reveals some key things of the church that would live in the last days. As a believer there are things you need to know, and things you should be doing so that you are prepared and useful for the Master in these last days. Find out more in this series on “The Last Days Church”.

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Look To God

Hebrews 9:24
For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;…

When God breathed into Adam the breath of life, the first thing Adam saw was the face of God. This is were man’s identity came from, his Creator. When Adam sinned the bible says he hid himself from the presence of God, which that word means the face of God. Man now looked to the creation turning away from the Father for his identity. He could not see God’s face. But Jesus did something about that.

Hebrews 9:24 tells us Jesus went before the presence (face) of God for us. Jesus provided the way for us to find our value and worth again from our Father, our Creator, and not the creation. By cleansing us of our old sinful spirit man within, He reconnected us with the Father. When you are trying to find you worth in life through things or other people, you will never be fulfilled, for we were designed by God to find our worth by identifying with Him.

How do we see His face today? Look to God’s Word, for Jesus is the Word made flesh, especially looking to the New Testament which tells you who you now are in Christ. Jesus said if you have seen Me, you have seen the Father. You are a new creation, more than a conqueror, one spirit with the Lord. So don’t look to the things of this life nor people to find your worth, look to your Creator by looking to His Word.
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Posted by on June 19, 2020 in Uncategorized