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Words like power, money and control are often bandied about quite casually. If we study the nature of man, we will come to an understanding of how these terms impact every aspect of human life. Man is a consumer; he will always require something as he goes about daily life. He has to find a way to accomplish his desires, and fulfill his needs. The basic need for clothing, food and shelter, compels certain decision making processes. Ultimately we need money, if we are to have even the basics things in life. Money can be a force for good or evil, its dual nature has influenced many people in various ways. One of the lessons the Bible teaches is that “as it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one” Romans 3:10. Without the spirit of God in dwelling us it is impossible to live a life that is humanistic and selfless. So the opposite of that, is to try and influence or exert control over others to get our way.

Power is the ultimate tool in the hands of man; there are two powers at work in the earth realm. One is satanic, in the form of the powers of darkness. The other is a force for good, God’s way, the truth and light. Unfortunately, Adam’s and Eve decision in the Garden of Eden placed every human being into the hands of Satan. The only way we can be free of Satan is to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Power can be abused, evil men and women have come up with ways to exert control over others. Satan is the mastermind behind every wicked technology, what he has done is to teach his agents how to rig the world system that is under his directives. The world system of trade and economy represents the Babylonian system of old. It’s the system that gave rise to most of the models we follow today in business etc. Babylon is about greed, control, selfishness, hoarding and amassing to gain leverage and power over others. I’m not attacking the wealthy, all I’m doing is teaching about the systems of the world. God will give me and every other believer what is his to give.God’s system is vastly different from the world system.

Ultimately everything in heaven and earth belongs to God. In the early church, the people came together, as a community of and divided up their wealth so everyone could benefit .The Bible states in Psalm 24:1  The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.. I have taught that the Bible is prophetic; God has divine timing for everything. Nothing surprises him, he has allowed things to come about to serve his own purposes. Every system that has ever been introduced to the world has faltered at some point and died, we can go back through history and study, the rise and fall of many empires and dynasties great examples are the Greek and Roman empires. The world economy is in shambles, people are crying out under the load of debt and poverty, it’s everywhere, and even believers are affected. I spoke to an individual yesterday; he said to me “it’s time the government did something about this.” I said to him, if they could they would. The Bible has said many things concerning money, the book of Ecclesiastes states that “A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things”. From this scripture, the distinction is made, that money, is quite important.

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But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy”1 Peter 1:15-16

 “God is holy in nature and in all His ways, and he wants to make man like Himself.He wants man to be Christlike.This is the aim of all Christian effort.We must therefore constantly and earnestly pray to be made holy” E.M.Bounds.

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Just a quick commentary.You know for years we, meaning believers and those proponents that promote the gospel.Have been trying to convince others that God is real.There have been some converts over the years, praise the Lord for this.I was reading and really focusing on Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

God really wants us to believe who he is first.He requires us to do something first, to receive from him.Believing is activating our faith in who God is.After we do this, the scripture tells us that God will reward those that diligently seek him.Believing is getting our foot in the door so to speak.God always rewards obedience, as we have seen throughout the scriptures.This scripture verse is loaded.On first observation it seems so simple, but in fact its the basis and the starting place of our journey into discovering who God really is.If you don’t believe, you’ll never grow in the knowledge of God.So As we try to teach others about God we must try to understand and speak to their belief system. Sometimes their beliefs are founded on erroneous information.Once such individuals get the correct information you can see the transformation come over them.But there exists a certain element of society that will not believe, no matter what you tell them or how it is presented.I think by then,its become more than the Doubting Thomas syndrome for these folks.Maybe its an intellectual mindset, or it could be religion and the list goes on.I’m not trying to be dismissive at all,we all have issues that we think that are insurmountable.Every human being has been given the unique ability to believe. Wow… isn’t that amazing in itself, you get to choose what you want to believe always.Blessings!

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What’s Happening on TV this Weekend Could Change the World.
I came across this article and thought I would share it with you.
The Bible is unlike any other book I’ve previously encountered.Having the stories come to life on screen is an added bonus.

Old Bibles, Book Craftsman 7-2012

 

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God gives us the strength to press on.Sometimes we go through unimaginable difficulties and looking back we ask ourselves how we ever survived? I’m one of those who survived against the innumerable odds stacked against me.I can do nothing by myself,I’ve tried too many times and failed woefully.I’m here to encourage others to surrender to the master and let him take you thorough.When you’ve done all you could and yet you’re experiencing failure and setbacks you need to get help from outside yourself.God is the source,he’s my help and by his grace and his mercy he will do it for you to my friends.Don’t give up today give him a try,I know some of you have allowed him into your heart after a fashion (meaning it was a haphazard effort) .Give him your all, you’ll be glad that you did.Press in today and he’ll meet you.I practice what I teach you know.Some of you might know elements of my story.I used to be a christian as a young girl but I fell away from the faith.

English: Portrait of young girl

I got married and went through hell on earth, it was towards the end of that marriage that I contemplated suicide.In one of those desperate moments I heard a voice say very clearly to me “Joszann do you know how much I love you?”  I knew it was God speaking and I’ve never been the same since.You know men can be real slick and we think we don’t need God but he is the only one that can fix the mess the world is currently embroiled in.All paths don’t lead to him because if it did all faiths would be homogeneous.Like any good bible scholar I have an issue with this many paths idea, because the Bible teaches that there is one way to God and that is through Jesus Christ.So we all know the rhetoric and discussion that is bandied about daily, quite frankly I’m surprised more of us are not fed up with it.I have dreamed of a better world and you have too.We need real change and empowerment to be all that we were meant to be.There is a source and he’s waiting for you to take the plunge and trust him today.Your spirit bears evidence of  what you’ve just read that’s the reason you’re here .Blessings, peace and favor be yours today.

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I woke up this morning with this song playing in my head.I didn’t know this version but I recommend it.Such peace and joy floods my soul.God is so holy, I’m so fortunate to have found him again.I’m nothing without him, for him I gladly live.

 

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