LOVE AND CHOICE
First to establish is that LOVE is not LOVE without trust and that LOVE MUST be freely given and freely received. “Freely” establishes the fact that there must be choice. If a person is forced to love another then it is NOT LOVE: it is bondage.
Hos. 14:4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
“freely” OT:5071 nedabah (ned-aw-baw'); from OT:5068; properly (abstractly) spontaneity, or (adjectively) spontaneous; also (concretely) a spontaneous or (by inference, in plural) abundant gift: KJV - free (-will) offering, freely, plentiful, voluntary (-ily, offering), willing (-ly), offering) Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance (This means “choice” IS part and party to it.)
Matt. 10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
1st “freely” NT:1432 dorean (do-reh-an'); accusative case of NT:1431 as adverb; gratuitously (literally or figuratively): KJV - without a cause, freely, for naught, in vain Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance (It is empty of any demand or force of choice and expecting nothing in return.)
2nd “freely” NT:5483 charizomai (khar-id'-zom-ahee); middle voice from NT:5485; to grant as a favor, i.e. gratuitously, in kindness, pardon or rescue: KJV - deliver, (frankly) forgive, (freely) give, grant - Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance (If and when you ‘give’ ‘gratuitously’ it is from your own free will and not by any coercion or pressure of any kind – your choice.)
Rom. 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: (This is the same “freely” as 1432 above.)
Rom. 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? (Same as 5483 above.)
1 Cor. 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. (5483)
Rev. 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. (This and the next are 1432.)
Rev. 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. KJV
GOD CHOSE the Hebrew children and their children and their children’s children.
Deut. 10:15 Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day. KJV
1 Kings 8:16 Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be therein; but I chose David to be over my people Israel. KJV
1 Kings 11:34 Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant's sake, whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and my statutes: KJV
Luke 6:13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles; KJV
GOD CHOSE and Chooses according to His foreknowledge. Peter knew the “picture” and “Spirit” of the Greek and Hebrew language and he wrote about God choosing him and us by way of HIS ‘foreknowledge’ and who would make the right choices and who would make the wrong choices. Romans 9 is further evidence of this. God knew the choices Esau would make and those of Jacob.
1 Peter 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. KJV Peter knew why and how God chooses us. He called all those people elect according to the “foreknowledge” of God. God knows ever choice that will be made by every human being ever born and to be born. He chooses us according to the choices He knows we will make.
1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
16 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.
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
Rom 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
TO TELL THE TRUTH
TRUTH – There are a number of reasons showing how imperative it is to tell the truth and do the right job, the right way, and for the right reasons.
THE FIRST KEY is the fact that if people are not telling the truth you do not even know IF you are doing the right job, IF you are doing a job for the right reasons, NOR IF you are doing a job the right way. The same applies to someone else doing a job. This destroys any and every foundation from which we had to build on. This is why Satan is known as “the father of lies”! IF you want to serve Satan lie about people and situations. Falsely accuse people. It puts you in ‘rebellion’ to God’s WORD and God says ‘rebellion is the same as the sin of witchcraft’. He also says obedience is ‘better than sacrifice’. Read it in 1 Sam. 15:22-23.
Many people are set or steadfast in THEIR OWN ways or the ways of the world and man’s ways are not God’s ways. They lie and justify, in their own mind, their lies and false accusations against others. This is a BAD form of stubborn and it is also mentioned in 1 Sam. 15:23. Being ‘stubborn’ in the ways of the Lord is called “steadfastness” and it is a GOOD thing. The devil or Satan is always the ‘tail’ and we were made to be the head and not the tail. The tail is the counterfeit of the real thing and a counterfeit is a lie. This is why our mind must be “transformed” (Rom. 12:2) by the “renewing” of our mind, “take every thought captive to Christ” (2 Cor. 10:5), and “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17).
Another reason is because God is The Spirit of Agape’ Love. God is a Spirit and we must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth; (John 4:23-24): and God is also LOVE and the term is AGAPE’ LOVE; (1 John 4:8-16): therefore “God is The Spirit of Agape’ Love” and there is no lie or untruth in Agape’ Love! Sometimes we have to pray for wisdom and find a loving way to speak the truth so that we do not hurt but help a person or situation; but speak the truth. The world will hate you and say all manner of evil against you when the truth exposes their lie but Jesus said you are blessed when that is happening. (Matt. 5:11)
In the world lies also cause problems and suffering, even for the liars, because it make seeing the truth almost impossible and that makes forming proper changes to help people who are suffering almost impossible! WAKE UP WORLD!
TO The Body of Christ -
A message to Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers, and to the sheep: let each take his or her message to heart and do not consider the message to another. IF you are one of those who says, “Ah ha”, “I knew it”, or anything but “talk to ME Lord and make ME what you want ME to be, make me your instrument”; then YOU have been and are part of the problem so REPENT! “Judgment begins in the house of God” and it has begun. Thus says the Lord God to His whole church, “OH house of God you have been weighed in the balance and are found terribly lacking! LOVE one another as I have LOVED you is the new commandment I left with you when I came to my Father. IT IS part of your new testament covenant with me and with one another. When you went a whoring I did not speak bad things about you I LOVED you and I prayed my Father would have mercy on you. I prayed the Holy Spirit would guide you into all truth and the truth would set you free. When YOU spoke poorly of me and accused me of being a fraud and a fake I did not abandon you nor speak poorly of you. I LOVED you and prayed my Father and the Holy Spirit would reveal the truth to you so you could be set free. When you discarded me and prayed to dead people you call saints and you prayed to my earthly mother instead of praying to my Father in my name I did not discard you. I answered many of those prayers as I LOVED you so that you might turn to me and worship my Father in heaven in truth and in spirit because He seeks such a people to worship Him. I LOVED you and kept trying to bring you back to me. It is I Jesus who came to earth and lived in the flesh to be tempted and vulnerable like you are and to show you THE WAY to overcome and to restore you in your walk with God. I did this so that LOVE might be complete and YOU have chopped my LOVE into pieces like so much minced meat. THE LORD YOUR GOD IS ONE LORD! I made many things three that are one so you might get understanding and I called you into ONE BODY so that you might know:
1. When you speak bad things about your brother or sister you speak them about your own body.
2. When you steal something from a brother or sister you deny your own body and hurt yourself.
3. When ONE member of the body suffers the WHOLE BODY SUFFERS!
4. Do, speak, and think righteously so that you feed and strengthen the body!
5. I gave some Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and teachers for the ‘perfecting of the saints’ and not to be judged and misused by the saints. It IS NOT ‘my will your way’!
6. I gave some Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and teachers for the ‘perfecting of the saints’ and NOT as the PROPTERTY of those I sent to perfect the saints.
7. ALL knowledge and righteousness is found IN my Father who is in heaven. He IS a Spirit and He IS AGAPE’ LOVE. SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTIOUSNESS THEN all things will be added unto you. I prayed without ceasing to get the words my Father would have me speak, to see what my Father wanted me to see and the way He wanted me to see, to DO the will of My Father! I told you to do the same. This is especially true and important for my chosen who are to guard the sheep of THE Shepherd! Too many of you pray for ME to do YOUR WILL instead of praying to FIND MY WILL and to DO IT! MY WILL IS TO DO THE WILL OF MY FATHER. I gave you the model prayer, ‘Our Father who art in heaven’ is NOT direction to pray to anyone or anything else! ‘Hallowed be Thy name’ give HIM reverence and worship and it makes HIM the head prayer. ‘Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven’ gives HIM control of your prayer and puts YOU asking for HIS direction and desire in your life and in the lives of ALL others.
IT IS TIME to get together as ONE body living and abiding IN my LOVE and taking direction from the ‘Head of the Body’. Take back America and make it the influence I wanted it to be or Isaiah 29, once for Israel, will be for you and it will tell the story of your life. Return to your First Love and make my WHOLE WORD the inner most desire of your heart! Stop taking words and sentences out of context for your own end and start to understand them ALL for my end! I AM the First and the Last – the eternal one who was dead and am alive. I AM the one who holds the keys of hell and death AND I AM coming SOON! I WILL come at a time when you do not expect it and my judgment WILL be in my hand!”
TONGUE AND THOUGHT
Saying things not meant as a retort for thoughts and feelings results in hurting the feelings and spirit of others we say we LOVE with the LOVE of the Lord and HIS LOVE is growth and building up not tearing down without building bigger and better.
(Harness the tongue and take EVERY thought captive to Christ)
Hearing things and jumping to conclusions that are not of God and from God results in division and it can kill new Christians.
Travailing THE CHURCH TODAY
Travailing : Isaiah 42:13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies. 14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once. Hosea 13:13 The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children. Revelation 12 (The woman is the church and the church is travailing to give birth to a bride without spot or wrinkle – thus many churches have women and even men who travail during services.) 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: (the moon is the devil who can only reflect the light and do what is allowed…a counterfeit sun and ruler of the night while the sun is ruler of the day.) 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. Some travail for a person or group of people, some for themselves. There are many different reasons a person travails. Some are called to keep doing it until the church of God is a fit bride ready for the groom and the WEDDING to end all weddings can begin.
THE DEVIL WANTS TO STOP THIS AND KILL THE MOVMENT OF THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT AND “BAPTISM” IN FIRE AND POWER WHICH IS THE AGAPE’ LOVE OF GOD OUR FATHER AND THE MOVING POWER OF HIS HOLY SPIRIT. THIS RESULTS IN A CHURCH “HAVING A FORM OF GODLINESS AND DENYING THE POWER THEREOF” AND THE WORD OF GOD INSTRUCTS US “FROM SUCH TURN AWAY”. THE “WHOLE” WORD TEACHES US TO CALL THEM TO REPENTANCE FIRST AND DO ALL WE CAN TO HELP THEM SEE.
How we SPEAK AND ACT: Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
There are two BIG challenges facing people today. These two challenges face young people especially because the young are the future. The enemy, Satan, has been taking as much of that future as he can over the past 6000 years. Now we have a short time to take it back. The two challenges are COMPROMISE and LUST. They come in the cleverest of disguises.
Compromise got Abraham to take the servant girl Hagar and have a child by her. ‘After all it was legal and the “custom” of the people. It was to “help” a barren woman have a child to love.’ All of the reasons and reasoning sounded so great. Because of that compromise the Islamic and Hebrew (Jewish) people have been at war for thousands of years. Millions have died and hundreds of millions have suffered.
Compromise says “don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it”; “how do you know unless you try it”; “everyone is doing it, it’s ok”; “God understands, that’s why He came to see what it is like to be like us”; “if God didn’t want us doing it He wouldn’t have made us this way”; “if you love me you will do it”; and many other such clever lies taken from part truths. Jesus gave Satan’s ‘truths’ the rest of the story!
We defeat the half truths twisted into a lie by knowing the WHOLE WORD of God. Study and know EVERYTHING God’s Word says about a subject. If it does not fit the whole truth, or doesn’t seem to fit, leave it alone. IF it is God then more will come and as you pray you will eventually gain understanding. This also helps keep you in God’s timing. The right thing in the wrong time can also be off the mark, sin.
In areas of lust, when the devil gets you to try it he gets his hooks in you, his demons claim you and won’t leave you alone. They put thought in your head as though you thought of them and try to get you to justify your error and defend continuing in that error. The end of it is the second death, so don’t go there. It is like a mirage in the desert. A person runs to it to get water and collapses in the dirt.
There was never any water there in the first place. Often it is caused by sun reflecting off of heat waves so abundant that they will actually reflect the sun. Lust and fear start playing both ends against the middle, as they say. Lust tell you that you cannot resist and fear makes you think you’re going to miss out on something great if you don’t do it. Fear makes you think you’re defeated before you start.
God made YOU in HIS image and HE GAVE YOU power. HE gave all power to the name of Jesus and the moving of power to the Holy Spirit. The understanding of power is in HIS LOVE. GET IT ALL and BE a STRONG SPIRITUAL ADULT! We ARE in the last minutes of the time clock! Time will soon be no more. We who KNOW HIM will walk through it like Shadrack, Mischack, and Abindigo in the fire! DO IT!
TWO CHALLENGES OF TODAY
God’s plan made a bit clearer is as follows:
1. God gives us a direction or a WORD and we start moving on it but there are still a number of possibilities. We only find the answers and get the victory by focusing on knowing God’s voice and HIS leading: then we obey and trust HIM. Some examples are:
a. We might be going straight to the main purpose and end result of victory. (As an example, we command a healing and it manifests, is immediately visible, as soon as we speak it; or cast out devils as in Matt. 8:16.)
b. We might be following a path that will actually LEAD us to the main path and THAT will lead us to God’s main purpose and victory. (As an example, God had the disciples go out and heal the sick, cast out devils, and do all manner of miracles shown in Luke 10:17 and later they could NOT cast devils out as is shown in Matt. 17:16. Jesus addressed their faith because they did not ask God for more clarity and discernment when they failed to see results from their prayers. IF they would have asked for more information God would have told them it was not time and that they had to fast and pray first or they would have asked God and prayed all the way their then they would have been fasting and praying before they got there. This is shown in Matt. 17:17 – 21. I have had many such things in my life and got the victory only because I obeyed God instead of questioning what God was doing and why.
2. Obedience is better than sacrifice (1 Sam. 15:22) and God performs HIS WORD as in Jer. 1:12, Ezek. 12:25, and Phil. 1:6. THIS IS how we find our rest in the Lord and it is shown clearly in Job 11 – read the whole chapter and gain understanding. In healings, casting out devils, miracles, and all manner of prayers we MUST EXPECT results or we have NOT released our faith and put God into action. Many times Jesus told people their faith made them whole and ‘according to your faith’ as well as other such statements. IF I have made sure I am in a right standing with God (I have done my BEST to live right, be ready, and be in a right standing as I seek Him, hear Him, and obey Him – then I KNOW I should get results. IF there are no results and I KNOW I have released my faith I “demand “ results. If there are still no results I check myself and my prayers first and if the beam is out of my eye I ask God for more information as to what is hindering or preventing results. I am ready to have Him show me something new, something in me, something in the other person, something in their life, attacks of the enemy, soul ties that need to be cut, a root of bitterness, or anything else God wants to show me and sometimes it is as simple as obedience on the part of the person I am praying for. I only go there last because it can become a place to go for the lazy in spirit who want to blame everyone and everything else instead of going through the work and sometime pain of SELF examination, taking x-rays of the other person and their life, and pressing through the crowd to touch the hem of HIS garment.
When I have gone through all this I also examine that sometimes doctor issues are there as a side effect of the spiritual attack or as a path to follow to meet and witness to others – as in my testimony and the testimony of our sister who had cancer that was finally healed.
ADD WORKS TO YOUR FAITH AND THIS IS ADDING WORKS TO YOUR FAITH, DO IT!
WHAT DOES THE WORD SAY ABOUT SAYING WE LOVE GOD AND DO NOT KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS? WHAT DOES HE SAY TO THOSE WHO COME TO HIM IN MATT. 7:21-22 and MATT. 8:11-13 IS FOR THOSE WHO JUST MAKE IT BUT ALMOST DON’T AND FOR ALL OF US WHO MISSED HIM AT SOME POINT; WE WILL SE WHAT HAPPENED AND WE WILL ALSO WEEP AND GNASH OUR TEETH BUT THEN THE TEARS WILL BE DRIED AND THERE WILL BE WEEPING NO MORE.
WHEN WE FOCUS ON HIM, HEAR HIM, AND OBEY HIM-WE WALK AS DAVID WALKED:
Acts 2:25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: KJV
VNBC SUNDAY PRES 3 - 2010
Reading - James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. 9 Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation, 10 but the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field he will pass away. 11 For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits. 12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. NKJV James 4:5-12 5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (How do you resist?) 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. (How do you draw close to God and He draws close to you?) 9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. 11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. 12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another? Ps 22:3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. OT:3427 yashab (yaw-shab'); a primitive root; properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry: KJV - (make to) abide (-ing), continue, (cause to, make to) dwell (-ing), easeself, endure, establish, habitation, haunt, (make to) inhabit (-ant), make to keep [house], X marry (-ing), (bring again to) place, remain, return... New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance GREET one another and tell the person you greet, “TODAY YOU AND I WILL PRAISE THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY AND HE WILL BE WITH US IN ALL HIS POWER AND GLORY!” (IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE THE LORD BRING IT TO THE ALTER AND TELL GOD ‘GOOD MORNING LORD…HERE IS MY MONITARY PRAISE OFFERING AND SOON I LIFT MY VOICE IN PRAISES TO YOUR NAME!’) THE TRUMP ANOUNCES THE ARIVAL OF THE LORD! Spirit Song with Phong and all sing along (AS I SING A SOLO AND YOU READ THE WORDS, THINK ABOUT THEM AND THEN WE ALL SING IT TOGETHER) HE SOLO WITH WORDS ON POWER POINT – ALL TOGETHER LORD I LIFT YOUR NAME ON HIGH I LOVE YOU LORD YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE SING HALLELUJAH – Phong playing Travis and Hillary harmonizing with base melody of Pastor GOD AND THE GIFTS WILL BEGIN WITH SPIRIT LED WORDS FROM PASTOR NOEL AND PRAYERS Travis, Phong, Hillary up front to receive people for prayer and if someone has something for someone or for all – share it now
WHY PEOPLE CRY LOUD
I seldom us “as the Apostle and Prophet of God I take authority and…” but that IS what I am doing in this writing. I am writing this as directed by God and for HIS purposes to bring the body of Christ closer together so that divisions might be put away and those spirits that promote divisions might be bound and rejected by the body of Christ. What I have written here is FROM GOD as “Thus says the Lord” and it is for ALL to use in examining SELF! After you read it I pray each will repent of YOUR areas of violations against God. This is written by HIS Spirit and IN HIS LOVE.
The God equation is 1X1X1=1 and we are to join that equation in order to become one with God as the body and Him as the head. ‘Prefer your brother or sister before you’; ‘pray for one another’; ‘love one another as I have loved you’, and many other bible verses are for us to be 1x1x1x1x1x1x1x1x1 connected to the God equation and keeping that flow of unity going. If you are complaining about a brother or sister and how they worship God then YOU have become a point of division instead of multiplication and it is written ‘woe to those who divide and scatter the sheep’. EVERY believer is supposed to spread the Gospel and shepherd more believers into the fold. As such God says He will set up shepherds who will FEED His people and the food is supposed to be the same AGAPE’ He gives us!
Why people cry LOUD, or prophecy LOUD, or speak with unknown languages LOUD, or interpret the unknown languages LOUD – to get the attention of the people and it is GOD who wants the listener’s focus and attention. When Jonah went through Nineveh telling the people Nineveh would fall and be destroyed in forty days Jonah was NOT talking quietly to one person and then another and so on. He WAS yelling at the top of his lungs as LOUD as he could possibly yell. It was intended to get the attention and repentance of the people. It worked because the people of Nineveh put on sack cloth (burlap) and ashes; they prayed to God and repented of their sins, and they were spared. IT IS the PEOPLE who MUST change and not God who has to conform to “give me what I want and give it to me the way I want it”! PEOPLE are NOT supposed to be running God’s church! IT is GOD’S church and HE will do whatever pleases HIM! As people WE MUST “seek understanding” and let God “transform” the way we think, speak, and act! IF WE did not need to be changed then we would not need God and we would not need a redeemer/savior!
SOME MORE REASONS people cry LOUD or soft and it is NOT God punishing the person. I cried every time the spirit moved for my first five years and I still cry a lot and for a number of reasons. This has been going on for over thirty years and it BLESSES ME and has NOTHING to do with God making me suffer. In the beginning God was moving through me healing me from the damage done by past sins and healing me from damage done by others. The crying was tears of joy and healing mixed with tears of sadness and repentance for my sins. As I was cleansed from all that, the tears and crying turned to joy and amazement that God was touching ME the guy who least deserved having God even look in his direction much less to be considered for entrance into heaven as a citizen and not even close to ‘considered for the work of the Lord’ or ‘being a King and Priest “chosen” by God and even be called “friend” by the Lord of hosts and King of Kings…that is just OVER THE TOP for me every time it hits me!
SOME MORE REASONS I have cried and do cry from time to time are praying for family that are not yet citizens of the Kingdom to come and they do not know the Lord as their Lord and Savior, at other times feeling the sorrow and sadness of others; feeling the sadness of God when people are in rebellion, sin, or caught up in the things God hates: and YES there are things that AGAPE’ LOVE HATES! God hates those things because of the damage they do to His children He LOVES SO MUCH that HE came from heaven to redeem us from the price of our sin and to pay that price HIMSELF. He DID NOT create some being or angle to come and do the job. “A greater LOVE has no man than that HE lay down HIS life for his…” friends, brethren, and all who will receive! When WE tell God HE made a mistake we push down on the crown of thorns, pierce His side again, tear off the cloth stuck to His wounds, give Him more lashes with a scourge, spit on Him, and more.
IT does not matter what method you use to tell God HE made a mistake. Rejecting the words GOD directed to be written in HIS Bible does the same as telling HIM HE made a mistake. ‘He chose the wrong willing vessel to write what HE wanted written’ or HE did not make it clear to the vessel, or any number of others things are said by your rejection of HIS truths and those truths were written to “make you free” and give you “life more abundantly”. You say you are a woman in a man’s body or a man in a woman’s body – then you are telling God HE made a mistake when HE put life in your mother’s womb and HE decided the sex to be born! When HE puts feminine characteristics and understanding in a male it is because that male was given a ministry to be a bridge between other men and women by understanding both and helping them understand each other. The same ministry is given to a woman with male characteristics.
The bible says the “fervent effective prayer” of a righteous person gets results. A person weeping loud might be travailing for a homosexual friend or relative and the righteous person is praying for them to come into the fullness of their relationship with God and for them to accept their ministry and do it God’s way. There are literally many more, maybe hundreds of, reasons people might cry loud in the church. It may even be to just test your focus on the Lord or your acceptance and letting God do whatever pleases Him.
GOD IS AGAPE’ which is “perfect LOVE” and He HATES the sins which cause the death of His children. IF you are a parent and you LOVE your children or IF you can imagine what I am going to lay out for you then imagine the following:
YOUR child wants to run across the highway at rush hour traffic time with bumper to pumper cars moving at 70 to 75 miles per hour. The child WILL NOT listen to you. Are you going to get angry at the child and maybe yell orders not to try it or say you love the child with smiles and treats? The child darts across traffic and a number of cars crash. The child tells you that the child enjoys doing that and WILL do it again. What does your love do know?
GOD IS HOLLERING AT HIS CHURCH! God sees the results of our sins and rebellion, where pride and high minded attitudes will lead, and GOD does NOT make mistakes! HIS knowledge and wisdom are perfect! MANKIND MUST STOP trying to force God to fit HUMAN pictures because HIS ways are not man’s ways. WE MUST be transformed into HIS image of holiness and find out what HE wants us to do, become, know, and say through prayer and studies in HIS WORD! ‘Do not let the world mold you and go with the things of the world; YOU be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the WORD of God’ (Romans 12:1 – 2)
When you are in church don’t pay attention to anything or anyone but God! It IS about YOU and GOD unless GOD tells you to pray for someone else or to say something to others! THEN, and ONLY then, it is about YOU, GOD, and OTHERS.
I am sending a copy to Pastors Tuan and Hung and I pray everyone will see to it that every member of the church gets this communication. It is time to bring the body of the Bride together and prepare the way of the Lord; make straight His path. Prepare, in the desert, a highway for the Lord! This world IS a spiritual desert and the children of God MUST listen to the Lord and conform to HIS image! If the sheep are deaf and blind they will all fall into the PIT or ditch. OPEN YOUR ears to hear and YOUR eyes to see. Let those who have the ears to hear and the eyes to see HELP others hear and see the words of the Lord!
WHY PEOPLE DRINK
I did a dissertation, writing, on why people cry and prophecy loud in church sometimes now I will do one on why people drink and/or take drugs. Both are dangerous and that is why Jesus said “Be sober and vigilant when I come.” It is clear that sober covers drinking to excess and the fact is after the first drink you are NOT as “vigilant” as you were so then a second doesn’t seem so bad and that easily leads to a third and more. Under the influence of the alcohol a girl is not so careful about having sex and a guy has a VERY difficult time restraining himself if he has the opportunity and the girl appears to want the activity. Now they are in the position, most of the time, of having unprotected sex and a baby is born to be raised by another single mother.
Both face an extremely difficult life and most guys are now trying to excuse not sharing the responsibility and bills connected to raising the child so they face a difficult life too. With drugs being vigilant is gone in a few minutes. Both of these conditions not only create dangers and suffering here on earth but they also endanger a person’s eternal life and soul for a number of reasons.
The bible teaches us not to offend a brother or sister and not to make them stumble. Some brothers and sisters cannot drink without going to excess so they are stumbled by the testimony of a drinking brother and some of them go from drinking to drugs resulting in a double offense for the Christian who gave the problem child a bad witness and cause the problem child to stumble. Some brothers and sisters who are staying clear of the danger are offended by brothers and sisters who do it. Now the Christian who drinks or takes drugs is in another dangerous position with more danger they don’t normally see or think about. If a brother or sister who is stumbled by such a witness or one who is offended by such a witness asks you if you do it and you are a Christian are you going to lie to them or offend them?
This is the first question God asked me one day. I said, “Lord, a liar won’t go to heaven and I am not supposed to offend my brothers and sisters. I don’t like either of those answers. Isn’t there a third option?” The Lord said, “NO, and let me ask you another question. Did you almost make Robert go back to drinking and drugs that he was delivered from because he saw your witness and thought he could handle it?” I said, “Yes Lord.” The Lord continued, “What does my WORD say about making one of the least of my children suffer?” I replied, “It is better for you that a millstone be hung around your neck and that you be cast into the sea than to be here in the day of judgment.” The Lord flashed some of Robert’s old problems and sufferings through my mind and asked, “Did you almost make him suffer by your witness?” I said, “Yes Lord.”
The Lord said, “This is why my WORD tells my children to present themselves a living sacrifice, HOLY, acceptable to the Lord; which is their reasonable service. On a lesser level but a way that some parents might understand; If you have two children arguing over a toy and there is just no way they are ever going to stop arguing the parent will normally remove the source of the argument. The toy is taken out of the situation and never seen again.” The Lord flashed a movie I had seen through my mind. The movie was “The Gods Must Be Angry”; I believe that was the title but I am lousy on names. A guy tossed a coke bottle out of a plane in Africa and the story follows what happens to a tribe when a member takes the coke bottle to his village. It becomes a source of division and contention. The member takes it many miles to the sea and tosses it over the cliff and into the ocean. Peace is restored to the village.
After that God said, “I called you to minister to ALL my children; those who think drinking is OK and those who don’t. I can give you a lesser ministry if you want. The same way my children can remain babies messing their diapers and always in danger without having the deep inner peace that you have but they DO have their drinking and parties. Would you like to do less for me and have a lesser ministry?” I immediately responded, “OH NO Lord! I want to do everything you want me to do! I want to give you the best because you ARE the best! You are perfect and I want to give you as close to perfection as I can, I LOVE YOU LORD!” The Lord asked one last question, “So what are you going to do about the drinking?” I said, “Give it up Lord!”
Then the Lord showed me why people drink and take drugs. Their spirit is looking for the feeling the Holy Spirit and God’s AGAPE’ LOVE gives but the ‘person’ lacks knowledge and understanding so they look for it in a flesh and blood way instead of spiritually and when they look spiritually they usually look to the devil’s ways because lust and fear make them think they are going to have to give up too much if they try MY WAY. Some are just spiritually lazy in addition to being manipulated by those spirits of Satan. IF they turn to me in Spirit and in Truth I give them back far better than they ever dreamed possible.” What God did for me flashed through my mind and spirit.
God woke me up at 2 in the morning this morning and ran this through my head and spirit then I could not sleep until I wrote it down and posted it. HE also gave me something else for everyone. You would not party late and go to work late on a regular basis because you know you could not do your job the way you should and you would often be late so you would lose your job. So why do you party late and miss Sunday School when you know it is written in the Bible, “My children perish from lack of knowledge” and missing the teaching of God’s WORD leads to THE ‘lack of knowledge’ that endangers your eternal soul and THAT IS how God’s children “perish”. The devil is a counterfeit and he has only counterfeit garbage that leads to the second death of soul and spirit in hell and that is to “perish”!
The Lord says, “People can get falling down drunk and you laugh but you scorn the Holy Spirit taking a person down in church and doing things to the that heal body, mind, and spirit: that is hypocrisy so don’t go there and IF you are there REPENT! A person can get drunk and loud, slurring their words and you laugh about it but if they get drunk or loud in the Spirit with God doing something good to them or through them you scorn this. Again the Lord says “Hypocrisy”. Read Psalms 1 and take it into your spirit then repent!”
For God’s children ‘love the sinner hate the sin’ and do not be influenced by it! Pharmacia is the word for “drug” and it means to alter the natural state of the body – to open for demon possession while Apothecia is the word for “medication” and it means to bring the body back from an unnatural or sickly state and restore it to normal. Some people will have a limited use for alcohol or medication but when a person starts to party with it then it becomes a problem and NO leader of the church or person claiming strong witness should “party” with ANY such thing. For the Hebrew children it was a source of fluid in a dry desert but it was also a danger that caused a lot of suffering. You can stay a babe in the Lord and keep you toys but you keep the danger that goes with it. When you speak against the Holy Spirit and try to justify your dangerous toys you endanger your mortal soul! The bible instructs us that there will be a form of Godliness denying the power in the last days and that people will be calling evil good and good evil. Don’t go there! ‘ALL have sinned and fall short’ so “work out YOUR salvation with fear and trembling” and let the Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Preachers, and Teachers do their job of “perfecting the saints” without you coming against them trying to justify your sins. To whom more is given more is required. YOU decide how much YOU want! Give it up for JESUS!!! He cannot put something in when the vessel is full of other “things”.
After a few minutes of discussion with the Lord to make sure I wasn't being deceived so I wouldn't be embarrassed by picking one of a million names and being wrong: I finally turned to Wayne and said, "The Lord just told me that your real name is Larry."
In amazement the man confessed that his name was Larry Wayne and he used his middle name because he was hiding and running from the calling of the Lord. A hot meal, the true word of prophecy/knowledge, a warm jacket, a sleeping bag, and $200 worth of BIBLE and study books sent the man on his way to God's destination for him. This is only one of many testimonies about such precision convincing the other person that the word came from God, not me. 1 Cor. 14:24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: 25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth. KJV The version I used here is a better translation. ‘If you prophecy and make the secrets of their heart manifest (show them openly) falling down they will worship God and report God is in you of a truth. This IS the purpose of “word of knowledge, word of wisdom, and prophecy”!
We must remember the fact that worldly schooling put a lot of worldly or carnal viewpoints into our mind. We may think we see and understand something, but Paul said, "We see through a dark glass dimly...". If I had not learned to put aside ‘act according to appearances’ the way worldly schools and the society view of things told me to do; I would have missed one of the greatest blessings of my career! Once again, this story is just one example of how to handle this part of prayer.
I was in Crescent City, California, traveling up Highway 1. The Lord told me to stop at an all you can eat buffet restaurant. I told the Lord I wasn't really hungry. He told me I wasn't stopping for me. I pulled into a parking place and prayed for the Lord to bind the Devil's influence and show me HIS target, exactly what to do, and to put HIS words in my mouth.
I walked through the front door and the Lord showed me what the world would call "a drunken bum coming off a two week binge and sitting at the end of the counter so people don’t have to smell him". The waitress came up to me and asked me where I wanted to sit. I told her I wanted to sit over by the guy on the end of the counter. I could tell she thought 'surely he doesn't want to sit too close to the dirt and smell of that old drunk'.
She sat my silverware and drink four or five seats down from the guy on the end of the counter. I got my food and went over and set it next to the guy on the end of the counter. I went down the counter and picked up my water and milk then put them by the guy on the end of the counter. I went back down and did the same with my silverware and napkin. I sat down and said GRACE; then I said, "hello" to the guy I was now sitting next to.
He asked, "Are you one of those Spirit filled, Born again Christians?"
When I told him "yes", he said, "You're here for me, aren't you?" When I again told him "yes", he said, "I thought so, I saw you coming across the parking lot and through the door! God's always sending me people and I've never done anything for him!"
He proceeded to tell me the story about how he drinks and walks the sandy beaches. As he was talking I kept getting, "Footprints, Footprints," over and over, until I finally said, "Okay Lord, when he finishes his story, I'll tell him about Footprints!" When he finished his story I started to do what I told the LORD I would do. I asked, "Have you ever heard or read the little story about Footprints?"
With a tear in his eye, as humble as could be, he said, "Yea, I wrote it... well... I didn't write it; the Holy Spirit wrote it. I just put it on paper and left it in the church." I was immediately humbled and overjoyed to be in the presence of the man God used to write Footprints. I told him it was the second most published work in the world, second only to the Bible. After ministering to him for some time and getting him to realize he had done a wonderful thing for the Lord, he quit drinking and smoking and I believe he is still serving the Lord TODAY. I'm sure he still has that wonderful, sweet humble spirit! This will one day be a whole chapter in my biography.
The Bible says, "Watch always, lest ye be caught unaware." It also tells us to treat everyone with respect because, "You know not when you entertain Angels unaware." The word angel not only refers to the heavenly creation; it also refers to and means, ‘messenger from God’. That day in Crescent City, I was pleasantly caught unaware but obedient. That day I entertained an angel! I continue to thank God for the privilege bestowed upon me that day!
There are many ways I could have passed that blessing! The cares of the world and important business I had to attend to could have taken me down the road. I wasn't hungry and I had important business to take care of. I could have been embarrassed to be seen with the guy and sat where the waitress put me. I could have been ‘prevented by the fear of failure’ or an “uppity” attitude might have sat me elsewhere. The Bible says, "obedience is better than sacrifice", and I say how true! I thoroughly enjoyed and am still enormously blessed by that portion of the ministry God gave me!
That day I went into that buffet in an attitude of prayer, seeking THE will of God, and praising God. The day my brother wrote Footprints, he went into the church and did so with the same attitude!
I told God, 'approach the throne boldly’; to make sure everything came out according to His PERFECT will 'on earth as it is in Heaven'. The same thing applies to my brother and the day he wrote Footprints!
I went in having no anger for the interruption in an important schedule. I asked God to cover me with the blood of Jesus so I would be seen as perfect and could receive word of knowledge from our Father in Heaven and speak words of LIFE, daily bread! I “trusted” God and had no fear. My brother did the same thing when he wrote Footprints!
I was in deep PRAYER about what to say, how to say it, and when to say it, so we would not be led into temptation but delivered from evil! The same applies to my brother and the writing of Footprints!
I gave, and give, God all thanks, honor, and glory: just like my brother who says the author of Footprints is the Holy Spirit!
I have spent over 30 years in study, fasting, and PRAYER for the writing of this book. I am putting it on paper but the Holy Spirit, the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ-God is the true author. For this same reason, the ministry God gave me is called, “GLORY TO GOD UNITED MINISTRIES, INC.”
Our mission is the unity and maturity of the Saints, the Church, the Bride of Christ, the Body of true Believers! I hope and pray the message of this book works toward that end. This does NOT include cults that are into animal and or human sacrifice, orgies, and the like. When the Body is clearly defined and seen, what is outside the body can be, and WILL BE, cast off! If the skin is cast off, the body will dehydrate and die. If the radically moving muscles are cast out, the body can do nothing and will die. If the parts where little is understood or known about them are cast out; like the back, the brain, and the nerves, the body is doomed again!
Too many believers are spending too much time and prayer energy trying to figure out the maybe this and maybe that, possibilities, in the bible instead of “FOCUSING” on the absolutes and “BECOMING” the person GOD wants them to be. FOCUS on the GOSPEL GOOD NEWS of HIS AGAPE’ LOVE and let that LOVE clean and shower you daily, and repeatedly, then let GOD pour HIS LOVE through you as you minister and pray. YOU WILL SEE MIRACLES!!!
Focus on God’s Word and remember, He is the MOST powerful of ALL the Powers, and GOD HAS EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL!
Then, BE OBEDIENT AND ADD WORKS TO YOUR FAITH!!!! YOU ARE HIS TOOL!
God's WORD and scriptures for you came to me directly and before I read your email showing you were not listening. I reached out in LOVE after reading your email. I have NO pride and that is why God called me. The pride and twisting of scripture is OBVIOUSLY in YOU! Paul would not teach about something that could not happen because that would author confusion and GOD DOES NOT DO THAT. YOU are falling prey to the same trap that has snared others in your belief, that ONLY YOU have the true interpretation. I studied history, scripture, language and all that, all my life. I accepted a Doctor of Divinity from both liberal and conservative. I was given a “Rehma” WORD from God in the morning before I even read your email and God said, "Pride is gripping "Name" and endangering her soul and the ministry. Give her these scriptures..." and HE gave me the scriptures I gave you. There are so many biblical HOLES in your attitude and theology that it isn't even funny...but it is pitiful.
You are interpreting Corinthians to suit your own lusts of the heart and mind. Language and messages MUST have meaning and cannot be what you WANT them to be, just because you want it that way. My interpretation is years of study AND what God showed me when HE called me…and told me too study and show myself approved…which I DID and HE confirmed through HIS known prophets who did not know me but were sent to me. HE has confirmed HIS word with signs following and being with me and visiting me with actual appearances. I saw John’s vision listed in Revelation before I read Revelation and a pastor showed me Revelation when I was trying to sort it all out. GOD WILL confirm HIS WORD here so “watch out” who you accuse of pride. I AM HIS anointed and HE has ALWAYS defended me, to the chagrin of my enemies. MANY Christians have complained about your theology and the holes in it. I SAID you may be a sister just zealous like I was when I started and I PRAYED for you and not against you. THAT IS NOT PRIDE BUT LOVE!
Even the Prophets are told to let the Prophets judge the prophecy of prophets and the Apostles kept each other in check and on line with God. THE PRIDE FILLED try to stand alone… LIKE YOU are doing. In Matthew many came to Jesus saying “Lord, Lord, didn’t we cast out devils in your name…” and Jesus told them to go away; they are workers of iniquity and He never knew them. You cannot loose your salvation but you can give it up or give it away and your righteousness is remembered no more. Cults have always appealed to a person’s pride and telling them they will be the hundred and forty four thousand, they will be Israellites…and all that. Through the “adoption” offered by the sacrifice of Christ they CAN become the sons and daughters of God, joint heirs, but the Hebrew children, Israellites, remain Israellites and others keep their nationalities and heritage while being put into one body, the body of Christ and HE is the Head. This is by what I call the God equation of 1X1X1=1 and you can go one times one into infinity and no matter where you stop the answer always equals one.
IF I were prideful I would have attacked you and your theology like some do and many want to. I am bending over backward and going to the extreme to try and WAKE YOU UP!
Read about reprobate and throwing away your position with God. The first scripture covers Homosexuality and idolatry. The first versus is where everyone who goes astray starts and where you ARE.
Rom 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.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
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;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
ALL HOMOSEXUALITY IS AN ABOMINATION TO GOD AND THEIR SELF-FULFILLING LUSTS ARE A DANGER TO EVERY BELIEVER WHO DOES NOT SUBJECT HIMSELF OR HERSELF TO THE GUIDANCE OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS WITH PROPER INTERPRETATION OF GOD’S WRITTEN AND SPOKEN WORD. “I LISTEN TO NO MAN – IT IS JUST GOD AND ME” IS A DEATH SENTENCE AND THE BEGINNING OF EVERY CULT. THIS IS WHY GOD GAVE US THE SCRIPTURES I PUT IN THIS WRITING NEXT. HEAR IT IN YOUR SPIRIT!
2 Tim 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
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.
16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
Your works and attitude are IN this category. REPENT! Do NOT go so far as to have the next Epistle verse apply to you!
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
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IN THE LAST DAYS THERE WILL BE...
Earth quakes, flooding, tsunamis, ozone problems, global warming, oil leaks destroying ocean habitats that produce food, wars and rumors of war. GOD said it would be this way in the last days. We are out of time. Young people no longer have time to make mistakes that older people made and then they got straight later. NOW is the hour of judgment and the earth is NOT in good shape.
The world says children have no understanding. Jesus said adults must come as a child and that the kingdom of heaven is made up of children. Children HAVE GREAT UNDERSTANDING, especially in matters of LOVE and God IS LOVE. What children need is guidance and learning in maturity, focus, and steadfastness. This is what God wants us to focus on achieving.
The first step is showing and sharing true LOVE with the children while teaching the children that discipline is part of LOVE. The bible lets us know we hate the child if we spare the rod but we also hate the child if we are too strict or cruel. We must pray as we teach and pray when we have to punish. God is the only one who really knows what is going to get the right results.
This means parents AND children MUST press through the things of the world and touch the hem of His garment like the woman who pressed through the crowd. It is accomplished by praising and worshiping God with ALL your heart, mind, spirit, soul, strength, and focus of attention. Parents reward a child who is truly grateful for reward, helpful, and showing their appreciation. God is a Father!
If God is a Father and the Son became like we are and laid down His life for us, and the Holy Spirit is our comforter; HE WILL do even more and greater than earthly parents! GO FOR IT!!!