ALL OF YOU

PHILIPIANS 4:13 [NLT}  For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.

Today are you going through a trial that feels overwhelming ?

1 Peter 4:12 {NLT} Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials that you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you.

A trial of sickness that you or a loved one is going through ?

Financial hardship?

A blast from the past?

 Stress levels that are affecting your marriage?

Have these heavy burdens caused you to question God?  {why me, why is this happening now}

Mathew 11:28 {NLT} Then Jesus said

“Come to me and cast all your cares upon me” {ask God for a release from this burden}

“all of you”

{every one has access to God to receive all the benefits found in the Prescribed Order of God, which is found wtitten in the Holy Word of God}

who are weary”

{ our emotions often gets the best of us during these firey trials and then the emotional rollercoaster ride begins. the mind and the body gets weary}

“and carry heavy burdens”

[as our mind dwell’s on the cause of this rollercoaster, the ride intensifies to the point that we become overwhelmed and lose our focus to the soution}

“and I will give you rest”

Philipians 4:7{NLT} Then will you experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.  His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

                          THE SOLUTION IS FOUND IN THE CROSS

 

 

 

 

Growing in Grace

 

2 Peter 1:2 (NLT2)
2  May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. 3. By his divine power,God has given to us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him.

These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world”s corruption caused by huan desires.

  • Salvation-Romans 10:9-10 (NLT2)
    9  If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
    10  For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. 

 

  • Giving all dilligence—– careful and persistent effort
  • Add to your faith Virtue——-behavior showing high moral standards
  •  Add——Knowledge——–that comes through the reading of God’s Word  {The Holy Bible}  that is ever expanding
  • Add——-Temperance———-self control—you choose what to think about
  • Add——–Patience—————–——-in the midst of trials and testing
  • Add——–Godliness————— reflect the image of God
  • Add——–Brotherly Kindness——–treat all Christian’s as if they were our own flesh 
  •  Add——-Charity {love}———-the agape love that is Christ like

2 Peter 1:8-9 (NLT2)
8  The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9  But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins.

 

 

Paul

Desire The Higher Gifts

There is a question I have for you. We know that in the Christian thinking, it is mostly thought that each gift of the Holy Spirit as well as different ministries, such as Apostle, Prophet,  Evangelist, and Teacher are giving by the Lord to His church his people. But, in verse 31 of 1 Cor chapter 12 it said —–“earnestly DESIRE THE HIGHER GIFTS—–” And there is another Scripture that I don’t recall right now, that says “that he who desires the office of Bishop, desires a good thing”. So, my question is, how much depends on us in these gifting’s and  how much depends on the Lord and His Holy Spirit? Are these things done simply by the sovereign will of God, or are we able to help in His choosing?

1 Corinthians 12:1-31 (NLT2)

1  Now, dear brothers and sisters, regarding your question about the special abilities the Spirit gives us. I don’t want you to misunderstand this.

7  A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.

11  It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.

31  So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts. But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all.

Acts 2:4 (KJV)

4  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

{ In order to have the gifts of Holy Spirit in operation, we must be filled with H.S. with the evidence of speaking with other tongues}

1 Co 12:7-1

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

the word of wisdom;

  word of knowledge

faith

   gifts of healing

working of miracles;

    prophecy

discerning of spirits;

   divers kinds of tongues;

interpretation of tongues:

1 Corinthians 12:11 (KJV) 11  But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit

                                     

        dividing to every man severally as he will

I believe that as individuals we will recognize the gift  or gifts and the calling that God gives each.  29  Are we all apostles? Are we all prophets? Are we all teachers? Do we all have the power to do miracles? 30  Do we all have the gift of healing? Do we all have the ability to speak in unknown languages? Do we all have the ability to interpret unknown languages? Of course not!

I agree with the KJV as I have seen several different gifts of Holy Spirit in operation in one person.

I will use my mother as a reference, as she operated in all 9 gifts at various times, yet she said above all gifts she desired  the gift of discernment.

In light of the reference  scripture,  The Holy Spirit gives the gifts to man. Ro 11:29 the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

Yet it is the responsibility of man to operate in the gifts they have when directed by Holy Spirit to do so.  1 Tim 4:14 instructs us not to neglect the spiritual gift that we have received.

Mathew 25:15 (NLT2) 15  He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last—dividing it in proportion to their abilities.  I urge each one do not hide your gifts or calling !  We are to utilize the abilities and gifts that God has given to each one !

Paul

SUBTLE THOUGHT’S

  • As a Christian have you noticed the attack on your mind has increased.
  • whether they may be “blast from the past”
  • suggestive thought’s that  you know that it’s an attack on the mind
  • is God real
  • why has my prayers not been answered

Many time’s the “emotional rollercoaster’s”  that we have experienced in life, the start up button is hit once again, triggered by a spoken word, a tragic event event expeirenced by yourself or a loved one.

 Spiritual warfare is on the increase, the validity of God’s written Word is being challenged daily. When the onslaught occurs, remember that God is our help and shield, a very present help and a friend that is close to us in our time of need.

1 Peter 5:8 (NLT2)
8  Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

1 Thessalonians 5:6 (NLT2)
6  So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded.

 {take controll  of your thought’s}

1 Peter 5:7 (NLT2)
7  Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.   

 AND

Ephesians 6:10 (NLT2)
10  A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

 

PAUL

1 Corinthians 12:27-31 (ESV) 27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. 31 But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. Recently I attended a service that had a guest speaker recounting interviews that he had with Christians that lived in the Azusa Street Revival era. This Author recounted the testimonies that he had heard as a young man. Of miracles that had been witness by these Christians, the dead raised to life, limbs being restored, lives that were changed by the sound teaching of the Word of God. As I heard of the miracles that had taken place during that time period I remembered the miracles that occurred under the ministry of Oral Roberts, my brother Ron received healing of rheumatic fever during this time period. Faith indeed comes by hearing and by hearing the Word of God. However at the close of the service during the question and answer period, red flags of warning arose within me when this man began to speak error. This author then proceeded to tell of an experience that happen to him when he was invited to visited the grave of Aimee Semple McPherson. He was instructed to lay upon her grave and to receive the anointing that Sister McPherson had while she was alive. This error teaching is called ‘Grave Sucking’. He recalled that he didn’t feel comfortable in doing that, yet he proceeded in spite of what I believe was a warning from the Holy Spirit not to do this. A quote from Joseph Mattera “ Many charismatics want shortcuts to the anointing” There are no shortcuts to the Anointing of the Holy Spirit. Through prayer asking God to anoint as we speak and rightly divide the word of truth, is the only way to this anointing. What this author felt was not the anointing of the Holy Spirit but a deceiving spirit sent from the pits of hell. Deception in the modern church is rampant ! Matthew 7:15-16 (KJV) 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 2 Timothy 4:3-5 (ESV) 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. I encourage each one to read and study to the Word of God, so that you may discern when false teachers come among you. If you are not receiving sound teaching based upon the Word of God, and the ‘Oil in your Lamp’ is starting to run low, then take action this very day to make sure of your salvation. 2 Cor 13:5 examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith. All error teaching is a myth, 5% error mixed with 95% truth is still error ! Are you Aware of the Time ? Paul

Curse God Or Cry Out to God

In the day of calmaity will you curse God or Cry out to God

Jeremiah 2:25-28 (NLT2)
25  When will you stop running? When will you stop panting after other gods? But you say, ‘Save your breath. I’m in love with these foreign gods, and I can’t stop loving them now!’
26  “Israel is like a thief who feels shame only when he gets caught. They, their kings, officials, priests, and prophets— all are alike in this.
27  To an image carved from a piece of wood they say, ‘You are my father.’ To an idol chiseled from a block of stone they say, ‘You are my mother.’ They turn their backs on me, but in times of trouble they cry out to me, ‘Come and save us!’
28  But why not call on these gods you have made? When trouble comes, let them save you if they can! For you have as many gods as there are towns in Judah.

The modern day church especially here in America and spefically in Colorada because of apathy has been caught alseep.

Alseep to the spiritual warfare that has started to intensify against the Prescribed Order of God, which this great nation founded the constitution upon.

This has occured due to the water down gospel that is preached in so many church’s weekly.

2 Corinthians 6:14-17 (NLT2)
14  Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?
15  What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?
16  And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said: “I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
17  Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the LORD. Don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you.

Does God use nature to work His purpose to awake people out of their apathy?

Fires, Floods, Earthquakes, such adverse weather that men shake their head and wonder what is happening. 

Amos 7:1-2 (NLT2)
1  The Sovereign LORD showed me a vision. I saw him preparing to send a vast swarm of locusts over the land. This was after the king’s share had been harvested from the fields and as the main crop was coming up.
2  In my vision the locusts ate every green plant in sight. Then I said, “O Sovereign LORD, please forgive us or we will not survive, for Israel is so small.”

This swarm of locust that is now swarming over the land of America is called Apathy in the church and Socialism in the government.

Apathy has abounded in the church since the hippie revolution in the 60’s. Now in 2018 many pastor’s are preaching inclusion of all religions instead of coming out from among them.

Will God repent of this that has been sent upon the land?

2 Chronicles 7:14-15 (NLT2)
14  Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
15  My eyes will be open and my ears attentive to every prayer made in this place.

Now is the time to awake and become engaged

Ro 10:8-13

Brother Paul