Month: June 2014
I don’t know about you but I am really terrible about ironing my clothes, I have never been a good Betty Crocker type of woman.I don’t think G-D made me that way or is it I just don’t have the patience or discipline . I really don’t know. However I know I need to make sure my spiritual dress is without spot or wrinkle from the world. How can we live in a place and not wrinkle our white spiritual garments once in a while?
I can just say this… it is a learning process and with great repentance and a humble heart in the midst of a dying world is how I need to walk.I am not perfect but I cannot make that an excuse for any wrong living or behavior in my part.
NKJ Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore , brethren , by the mercies of GOD, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice , holy and acceptable to GOD ,m which is your reasonable service.
NKJ Romans 12:2 and do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of GOD.
How do we do this is it that important to present ourselves holy, set apart from the world to HIS MAJESTY , KING YESHUA? I can’t help but think on the OLD COVENANT OR TESTAMENT in Malachi 1:7 “you offer defiled food on MY altar, but say, ‘In what way have we defiled YOU!’ by saying, ‘The table of the Lord is contemptible.'[dict:deserving of scorn, wicked , worthless, despicable]1:8 and when you offer the blind as a sacrifice is it not evil? and when you offer the lame and sick is it not evil? offer it then to your governor! would he be pleased with you? would he accept you favorably , says the LORD OF HOSTS.
I don’t know about you , when I read this I think of how some offer their lives back to YESHUA with conditions. I am saying that our hearts aren’t right. When we say we will surrender our lives to the LORD then live a life desiring things of the world and putting ourselves before GOD as well as others, then our hearts are defiled,truly we haven’t given our lives or heart fully to YESHUA, NKJ James 3:16 for where envy, and self seeking exist, confusion, and every evil thing are there . Some people are offering their lives back to HIM as long as they can still do what they want to do in the flesh [seeking for power, control , prestige, prosperity, financial gain, accepting people’s views and sexual ideas by integrating them with the church etc… they have not put G-D first . Fleshly satisfaction whether it is financial, sexual or even emotional has become an idol, more important than YESHUA., compromising the WORD OF GOD.
JAMES 4:4 ADULTERERS AND ADULTERESSES DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT FRIENDSHIP WITH THE WORLD IS ENMITY WITH GOD? WHOEVER THEREFORE WANT TO BE A FRIEND OF THE WORLD MAKES HIMSELF AN ENEMY OF GOD.
idols that are put above GOD= church,m ministry, family, houses, cars, money,m jobs, children, grandchildren, health, looks, status, religion, ourselves, selfish ambition, our lives, what other people think about us, relationships, television, music, GOD IS A JEALOUS GOD HE’LL HAVE NO OTHER GOD BEFORE HIM. HE HAS A WAY TO HUMBLE PEOPLE.I have experienced it.
So keeping my garment cleaned and ironed will take renewing of the mind daily, walking humbly in love , loving G-D with all my heart, soul , mind and strength, loving my neighbor as myself, praying for my enemies , thinking the best of them no matter what and if I get offended forgive them 70 x 7, surrendering my life , desires, talents, dreams everything to HIM putting HIM first, letting YESHUA guide me with HIS EYE, I sure don’t trust my own .
NKJ 2 Corinthians 8:3 but if anyone loves GOD this one is known by God
NKJ Galatians 5:16 walk in the SPIRIT and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh 5:17 for the flesh lusts against the SPIRIT and the SPIRIT against the flesh ; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
NLT Ephesians 5:1 imitate GOD therefore in everything you do because you are HIS dear children
NKJ Ephesians 5:3 but fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, LET IT NOT EVEN BE NAMED AMONG YOU, as is fitting for saints,5:4 neither filthiness, nor foolish talking , nor coarse jesting , which is not fitting , but rather giving of thanks
NKJ Ephesians 5:5 for this you know that no fornicator , unclean person , nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of CHRIST AND GOD,
NKJ EPHESIANS 5:6 LET NO ONE DECEIVE YOU WITH EMPTY WORDS, FOR BECAUSE OF THESE THINGS, THE WRATH OF GOD COMES UPON THE SONS OF DISOBEDIENCE 5:7 THEREFORE DO NOT BE PARTAKERS WITH THEM
I want to keep my garments ironed after studying this…..
G-D is so good, when I was out of a job I asked HIM to give me a job for some money. HE did. It wasn’t what HE initially had for me but HE was kind enough to bless me with it. I am not blessed with gifts of the left brain, I am a right brained person almost all the way. I love people and creativity[ not saying that the left brained people don’t have these gifts ] there is not a bit of liking math in me, Neither is there any desire to work with electronics in me at all! That is what my hubby and sons are here for [smile] . Matthew 7:7 ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; KNOCK AND IT WILL BE OPENED TO YOU Matthew 7:8 for everyone who asks receives , and he who seeks finds , and to him who knocks it will be opened.
So it is time to get creative and do what I love , i am hoping that I can get things done for the flea market this weekend. I am thinking to do some more door knocking to see if G-D answers in the area I most enjoy. It does say HE ANSWERS. We will see……HE leads….
NIV 1 Kings 18:21 Elijah went before the people and said , “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is is GOD, follow HIM ; but if Baal is GOD , follow him.
How did this compromise come to be? If you look just before this scripture it tells you that Ahab had abandoned the Lord’s commands and followed after other baals [gods].
So how many other people are on the fence of things ,to accept other religions, you know tolerating islam and thier god allah or tolerating other religions which GOD never wanted HIS people to do. I have read alot in the WORD OF GOD how to abstain from idolatry , even Solomon when warned not to take women from other faiths as his wives because they would turn his heart from G-D, they did . In the New Testament it specifically tells us to not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. I guarantee you Muslims don’t believe YESHUA is the SON OF GOD nor do they believe in the G-D OF ABRAHAM , ISAAC AND JACOB the way that the JEWS do. so why the totter the fence?
I think there is a deception about what love really is or even what love to put first. Love G-D with all your heart is the first commandment then it is to love people if you love HIM then you will follow the ten [commandments] because if nothing else to please G-D. I am tired listening to we aren’t under the law , ok no, but YESHUA didn’t die to abolish the law but the curse of the law that holds us in sin to our wrong doings. It does say in James those who know to do right and does not do it to them it is sin. We are cleansed from the curse and we have a chance to start anew . 1 John 2:3 we know that we have come to know HIIM if we keep HIS commands,2:4whoever says I know HIM but does not do what HE commands is a liar and the truth is not in that person. 2:5 but if anyone obeys HIS word ,love for GOD is truyly made complete in them. this is how we know we are in HIM . 2:6 whoever claims to live in HIM MUST LIVE AS JESUS DID.
Did Jesus accept other religions and say they were ok? or did He rebuke people letting them see their sins for what they truly were. Not tolerating the sins as we do other religions .So are you on the fence accepting things that are wrong to GOD?
REVELATION 21:8 BUT THE COWARDLY, THE UNBELIEVING, THE VILE , THE MURDERERS, THE SEXUALLY IMMORAL, THOSE WHO PRACTICE MAGIC ARTS, THE IDOLATERS AND ALL LIARS-THEY WILL BE CONSIGNED TO THE FIERY LAKE OF BURNING SULFUR, THIS IS THE SECOND DEATH.
WHO DO YOU SERVE ?
yet christians have alot of discrimination around the world even unto death