Monday, October 31, 2011

MONDAY MORNING MESSAGE FOR The Eternal Body Of Christ 10-31-11

Gooooood Morninnnnnnnnnnng,

Tough love is showing someone they are not in proper alignment with the Lord. I do believe the Word of God never returns to him void, so that being said,  I do believe that in so doing, the Christian (acting on a directive from God) executes the often uncomfortable and unpopular occasion to express this warning to the transgressor.In one felt swoop (alleviating the messenger from feeling culpable) it is also an opportunity for the transgressor to receive liberation from their ignorance; if they are wise enough to head the warning. This is a subtle yet pertinent piece of the transaction; with love, gentleness &  tenderness it is without sugar coating. This type of event is pre-ordained....its not something we do haphazardly, it's something that transpires from deep conviction and compassion for the person who knows not what is at stake. It's essentially like saying: Stop right there...A BUS is coming; except they don't see that LIFE CHOICE for the wreckage it will be.

More often than not, it is not readily received. Take this as a good sign, or as the expression goes....."Wait for it!". I still recall working for a man years ago, I was quite young at the time, He took a liking to me and put himself out there in the Lord, he photocopied Proverbs 31, handed it to me and said;  "I want you to read this". I remember being, dare I say..."offended" at first. Here I am years later, saying Thank you Heavenly Father, Please bless that man, I don't know if He is even still alive but his genuine act of Love and obedience to the Lord sure did make a difference to me, although not immediately!

Even if no one ever promotes Him, God in our life is that still small voice, He whispers encouragement and gentle correction toward the path He knows is best for us. We must become attuned to this not by seeking external distractions but more by relaxing within our being enough to hear Him from within. When we are being disobedient and resisting Him that noise crowds out the still small voice. Being in the position of peace with God is an open doorway to that communication that is living inside of you, Jesus our Lord, who through the resurrection lives on in us.

 1 Kings 19:11-12 11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: 12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. (KJV)

Psalm 46:10 Be still and Know I am God!

One of my favorite passages in scripture is Isaiah 30:21  Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

Naturally, there comes to mind another expression; "Get right or get left"!

Do what you can to hear His voice, stay close, focus in. Find peace and calm, surrender to Him. Allow yourself to be redirected but resolve to take only God's detours...Not the worlds! He will always keep you safe and that bend in the road just may be the shortcut necessary to get you on track with the Lord!

Heavenly Father, we thank you for the dutiful  souls that seek not their own, that suffer persecution and resistance for your name's sake. We lift them up this day for all the many times they went out of their way to deliver words of Life to those less fortunate, the spiritually poor. We ask that you unleash a supernatural blessing upon us, your children of Light; that we may so shine before men that they take notice. Thank you Lord, for sending many messengers into my life, for their grace in You was sufficient to break through my man made walls. Lord, build up courage in us that we may take Your message to those in need, with Love, obedience and boldness...In the name of Yehushua Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN!

Monday, October 24, 2011

MONDAY MORNING MESSAGE FOR The Eternal Body Of Christ 10-23-11

Goooood Morninnnnnnnng,

What can we possibly offer to the one who has Authored & Created all things?...When Jesus Christ in the Flesh died on the Cross to absolve our sins through the sacrifice of going full circle, just as man does, from birth to death, in his sacrifice the debt of sin was paid, the conquering of death, the fulfillment of scripture, the release & redemption of every soul prior & post was in one collective act, reconciled! In & through THAT SACRIFICE...God made an OFFERING of salvation to us. He didnt stop short of the sacrifice, in fact His whole life was spent in preparation for it and poured out in the fulfilling of it.

"WHAT IS YOUR OFFERING?", "Where is your sacrifice?" Offer it up to the Lord....before and beyond the offering plate, deeper than tithing, generosity, or humanitarian efforts. Philanthropy toward the King for His Kingdom is a far greater call. Chances are we will not be called to loose our lives in our sacrifice to the Lord but we should loose our selves, to offer and to sacrifice our will for His.  Doing the one thing no one else wants to do, because it's for your God;...that's the stuff that God says, shines through. That's what we call a living sacrifice. Just like going out of your way for a friend speaks volumes, truly we have no better friend than Christ Jesus!The gift of holding back on the self so that the Kingdom may advance. 

I heard somebody say..."If you are not sacrificing for Christ...its a good chance you aren't really a Christian." Another heard this and replied, "Who's to say?: It's possible for God to so BLESS a man that he has all he asks for and sees no need to sacrifice, at all, ever." I would say. just as Christ did,... the enemy waits to pounce when we are nice and cozy in our comfort zones (EXODUS 21:13); when resistance is low and your spiritual muscles are weak. Steer clear of the place of complacency. 

Look for ways to show God today what service and good you can be....isn't it time to give back a little! What's your sacrifice? Offer it up to God.

Father God we thank you for your patience in our spiritual growing pains.We seek to do your will and find more freedom & joy in the doing so. We look to you Lord for the strength, desire & tenacity to deny our worldly inclinations in exchange for happier union with you. The position of favor is your attention to our rightful acts as you have instructed us in so doing. We look to please you Lord, to preserve our own selves & to honor your presence in & through our lives as being; set apart, reserved, Children of the Most High God, the Children of Light! We look to bring favor and glory to the mention of your name; we ask that you uncover to us each the areas where we may best show this offering of sacrifice to you. In the Mighty name of Yehushua, Jesus Christ Our Lord AMEN!

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Hebrews 10:10
10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Colossians 3:8
8 But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.

1 Corinthians 10:28
But if anyone says to you, “This was offered to idols,” do not eat it for the sake of the one who told you, and for conscience’ sake;[a] for “the earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness.”[b]

Romans 1
Living Sacrifices to God1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

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

Ephesians 5:2
2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma

Monday, October 17, 2011

MONDAY MORNING MESSAGE FOR The Eternal Body Of Christ 10-17-11

Goooood Morninnnnnnnnnng........

There is an old expression and you will see by the scripture reference below, it's origin goes all the way back to the Bible...Im reminded of a well known company which  incorporated the saying into their slogan for automobile servicing ... "We go the extra mile"...and of course the play on words gave it a dimension that was relatable to the consumer, ultimately they really wanted their "miles" to be better equipped and extended.

Matthew 5:41
And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

God has such a love and knowledge of what is needed for us. He has, in advance, built into our journey certain check points and rest stops along the way. Knowing precisely when we would be low on energy, reserve or resource. The Bible is a source for us as it may come through our readings, a word from a christian friend, a sunday message or that precious moment when God speaks to our spirit from within our spirit.

2 Thessalonians 3:5 
5 May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

We must keep re-adjusting our compass to align with the Word, the Holy word which is a tool as much as a well spring. We are also to truly appreciate this special dispensation we have through that relationship. Like a driver might have OnStar, we have this all encompassing, ever present help which can be summoned by our heart, prayer and petitions to the Lord; The Holy Spirit.  When you've crashed, when you're lost, anything and every scenario that life shall throw your way.

God is just showing us such amazing Love, in this right now second and every one to follow, He is in Control, Ultimate dominion and Authority are His. He's right there with us, allow Him to navigate your life, seek Him for new direction, rely upon Him when resources seem scarce. Race to His arms, stop short of yourself and meet Him at the intersection of Will and Way! 

Heavenly Father, I praise you and stand in such awe of your faithfulness; the amazing things You have done on our behalf, visible and invisible, forward, backwards and everywhere in betwixt. Lord, as we seek to become more comfortable with having You in full and total control of our lives we are learning to surrender to your complete faithfulness. Relinquishing and bypassing our "off the beaten paths" for the ones you suggest and steer us towards. We recognize that we have an ability to choose this way, even at your suggestions and interventions, some will still take that last minute swerve into perdition. Lord, we hold up these ones to you right now and pray for their safe return, we pray for our future decisions that they remain glorifying and on track, always toward the fulfillment of thatwhch you have designed us to reach! We ask this in the Mighty name of Yehushua, Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN

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2Cor 4:17-18 
17 For our present troubles are quite small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever!
18 So we don't look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.

 Romans 5: 1-6

1 Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.
2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of highestprivilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory.
3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us--they help us learn to endure.
4 And endurance develops strength of character in us, and character strengthens our confident expectation of salvation.
5 And this expectation will not disappoint us. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
6 When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.

Monday, October 10, 2011

MONDAY MORNING MESSAGE FOR The Eternal Body Of Christ 10-10-11

Goooooood Morninnnnnnnnnng

Today the focus is on resistance, we face it when we witness, we face it when we have to press on to accomplish most any task. Resistance is necessary when the world tries to drag us back in or down. It can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending upon where it comes in and why. Many lost souls  offer no resistance at all to wrongful beliefs or activities; they have no resistance to things they ought and yet are masters at resisting that which could save them

James 4:7-8
 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Act 7:51  Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
Romans 13:2
King James Version (KJV)
 2Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

Under the employ of the Kingdom, that work in Resistance develops spiritual muscle. Those who have exerted true effort to obtain Godly wisdom, maintain integrity and honor God's calling will find that their arsenal becomes more and more powerful, an impenetrable persuasiveness. 

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

There will always be distractions;  reasons, circumstances and events that seems to be working to the contrary, attempting to pull us away from that which we have set out to do for Kingdom of God. It is paramount, that when you identify this, you treat it BOLDLY, forcefully and tenaciously. Press on, stick to the plan and hunker down for the Lord, His word says that He who endures til the end is the one who receives the reward. Don't allow the habit of distraction to breed procrastination, don't allow it to gain a foothold. 

A little saying of mine; "If you can't pay attention, you wont be able to pay anything!" In respect to God, this applies also, we need to pay respect to His commands, it instructs us to meditate upon His word, Day and Night! The benefits of which are innumerable! 

Acts 7:51
King James Version (KJV)
 51Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye

Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved.

Mark 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved

Heavenly Father, we thank You that Your Love for us so deep and all encompassing that You have taken the time to foretell all the many things that will and do befall us. It is in our pursuit of You that You continually pour out more and more of Your Divine Wisdom, unwrapping the complexities of human life and elaborating on how we may achieve what we need to and avoid that which would ensnare us! Lord, reveal again and on a deeper level to all of us who are actively seeking close intimate union with You, those things which are there to help us, those things which need to be eradicated and those things which You have laid up for us as a help! Thank You Lord for your patience and long suffering and for the gentle guidance You offer as we often wander off path from time to time. Keep us in tune, on time, in harmony with your Word in all those areas that will help us and bring you Glory! We ask in the Mighty name of Yehushua, Our  Lord and Savior, Amen!

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Monday, October 3, 2011

MONDAY MORNING MESSAGE FOR THE Eternal Body Of Christ 10-3-11

Gooood Morninnnnnnnng....

A God of their own design!

John 3:36 
36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life;(B) whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

We see in this scripture, that God is clarifying a very simple truth, we must not only BELIEVE but OBEY. Belief in a passive sense is not enough, if you believed that a car was going to run you over you would jump back up on the sidewalk. Belief and obedience are unilaterally linked, what you believe, you receive and what you perceive is linked to what is achieved. People may argue OK I want to believe in this or that but if you believe in a lie it is not going to save you no matter how strong your belief.

Living in a persistent ongoing sin is vile to the Lord, not because He is unforgiving but because His grace is not meant to cover that. Once you are convicted in your heart it should be surrendered to the Lord for repair. Many people these days defend their sins claiming, "they are human", "cant be expected to", "God understands"," it's different these days";...His word says,  No!, it's really not...Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and eternity!~ Hebrews 13:8

You shall have no other gods before me is one of the Ten Commandments found in the Exodus 20:3 &  Deuteronomy 5:7)

God knows the difference between weakness & willfulness, just like a parent knows the difference between a child that is struggling to overcome something or one that is capable but just chooses not to. God knows, because He is the reader of hearts; He can see your challenges, shortcomings, tolerances, tendencies and abilities. He takes all things into account, beyond that, He can never fail. This directive is placed in His Holy Word to guide us, to assure us that we have a duty, a responsibility. It's a grave mistake to assume that just because Jesus died for our sins past, present and future, that willfully planned out sins are covered. That is twisted & not correct, yet some carry on in just this manner! It's a lie, a trap by the devil; he loves to twist things knowing that the sinner will pay the ultimate price!

Die to your sins! Gods word says, it would be better for you to loose an eye if it is what causes you sin. Basically speaking, whatever it is in your life that has control over you, that doesn't line up with God is NOT worth risking eternity over! Anything that isn't pleasing to God like a willful unrepentant sin is not something that we should seek to defend. LET IT GO, MAKE IT GO, keep it so!

Heavenly Father, send your Holy Spirit as a helper to identify those areas where willfulness can be corrected, allow your Holy Word to go deeper to the hearts of men, let them see where they are choosing and serving Gods of their own design. Revive the spirit of Godliness throughout this land, let us remain and hold fast to solid biblical principals for the sake of our children, relationships and livelihoods. Lets shake off the filth and lucre this world tries to fling at us as if it is normal or popular. The selfish, the proud, the haughty, the vain, the wicked, the deceitful, the troubled ones: Lord, we lift them up this day and we also bind and rebuke the source of their inspiration. Cut them off from their search and their gain; render them in a spot of vulnerability with only one clear remedy in sight, You our Savior and King, redeemer and Most High God! in the Mighty name of Yehushua our Lord, we pray...AMEN!

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John 3:16
For God So Loved the World
 16"For(A) God so loved(B) the world,[a](C) that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not(D) perish but have eternal life

1 John 5:12
12(A) Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

John 20:31
31(A) but these are written so that you may(B) believe that Jesus is the Christ,(C) the Son of God, and that by believing(D)you may have life(E) in his name.

Matthew 19:29
29(A) And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold[a] and will(B) inherit eternal life.

Wordle: eXODUS 20:3 & dEUTERONOMY 5:7