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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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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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When we lose focus God is always so gracious to bring us back into divine alignment that is if we are obedient. He always sends someone with a rhema word to speak into our spirits. I’m grateful to be back on purpose this morning. This season is a time where many shakings are continuing and evil assignments are being hatched. Children of God who pray, tithe, stay in divine alignment and worship the living God have nothing to fear though. God resources are vast; and there is nothing he can’t do “For with God nothing shall be impossible “Luke 1:37.

 

We are dealing with individuals who are very wicked in their hearts. Jeremiah warns us “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it” Jeremiah 17:9? God alone knows the thoughts of the heart (1 Corinthians 2:11).The Bible is letting us know that the heart of man is desperately wicked; there is no other entity that is so wicked. You can’t tell what a man is thinking or plotting in his heart. When you want to know about a product you go to the manufacturer of that product to get information,whether its in the product pamphlet or by calling the hotline. If God who is mans creator say man’s heart is wicked? Who are you and I to say otherwise.

 

English: The Earth was corrupt before God and ...

English: The Earth was corrupt before God and filled with violence, as in Genesis 6:5: “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”; illustration from the 1728 Figures de la Bible; illustrated by Gerard Hoet (1648–1733) and others, and published by P. de Hondt in The Hague; image courtesy Bizzell Bible Collection, University of Oklahoma Libraries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Let’s look at Genesis 6:6-8 “And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”

 

 God himself has said that he regretted making mankind because of their continual wickedness. Some things we know about God’s character, he values his words above everything else. “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away” Luke 21:33.So when God says his heart is grieved, he is not saying that lightly. The word repent here is interesting, the basic definition of repent is to turn from sin. We know God cannot sin because he is holy. So God is saying something else about repenting, to understand the Bible we have to take words literally and study them.

 

 Repent:

 

  • to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one’s life
  • to feel regret or contrition
  • to change one’s mind
  • to feel sorrow, regret, for what we have done

 

 Our loving heavenly father has said he regretted making us because of our wicked ways; he has been calling us to change from the beginning of time. Ever thought what would have happened if Adam repented of his sins? There is a but though, “But Noah found grace in the sight of God.” God always leaves a remnant for himself, he will always raise up a Moses, an Abraham, a Joseph, a Daniel, a Noah and a Deborah because he loves us so much even if we don’t deserve his mercy and kindness.

 

 The carnal man is wicked in his heart because he has not been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We can’t walk righteously without Gods help.Our works won’t do it, the bible declares that even our perceived “righteousness is like filthy rags” Isaiah 64:6. Wickedness has become pervasive throughout every strata of society you can’t escape from it. It’s prevalent in every institution known to man, our schools, homes, social networks, churches, government and hospitals. What do all these places have in common? The common element is man; man is the problem, not the institutions or place. So who must change? It’s you and I, man? God does not have a problem; he is trying to help man solve his problems.

 

 There is one adversary since from the beginning of time that is helping mankind to rebel against God. You see this adversary hates with a passion, he tasted glory but now he will never have it again. We are told he was kicked out from heaven, he rebelled first,(1John 3:8) he is trying to get you to disobey God because he wants you to die in your sin and trespasses. I liken Satan to a man who has contracted aids. That man knows he is about to die, he is so wicked that he goes and spreads the virus around knowingly because he wants to destroy other lives. This is sheer madness, and that’s how Satan operates. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly “John 10:10. You can take Jesus at his word; I’m living proof of that. My life has been characterized by a series of crisis that has no basis in reality. Some of the issues I have faced have been of the mysterious kind; one can surmise then that they are of a spiritual nature. 

 

One cannot discern wickedness by looking into someone’s face or eyes. It is much more subtle that that, it is hidden inside the heart. God knows the creatures he made; he alone can look into their hearts and convict them of their sins. What God does when he sends the prophet or his ministers is to remind man of his word and to repent. When a person’s cup of iniquity runs over God will pronounce judgment on such a person.

 

 Do you know how many burial grounds are littered with people who have been destroyed by others? These people think they have gotten away with their evil and secret deeds. Aha, they should think again, there is coming a day when that book is going to be open and every man will be judged, oh yes it is coming .Not even Satan himself can stop it from happening. You see the child of God should never fear Satan, God has his ways of bringing about our deliverance, as long as we obey him. There are divisions of wickedness, I have experienced some of them myself but by the mercy and grace of God I’m here to give God unending praise.

 

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Jesus in Pray

“No man with narrow views of God, of his plan to save people, and of the universal needs of all people can pray effectively.It takes a broad-minded man who understands God and his purposes in the atonement to pray well.Prayer comes from a big heart, filled with thoughts about and sympathies for all people” The Power of Prayer by E.M.Bounds.

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Man has established systems and patterns of living over many generations that govern his way of life. The engine of success, the life blood that drives and sustains each era in our continued existence is ideas and concepts. Concept: is a general idea, or something conceived in the mind. John Locke‘s description of a general idea corresponds to a description of a concept. According to Locke, a general idea is created by abstracting, drawing away, or removing the uncommon characteristic or characteristics from several particular ideas. The remaining common characteristic is that which is similar to all of the different individuals. For example, the abstract general idea or concept that is designated by the word “red” is that characteristic which is common to apples, cherries, and blood.

Concepts are crucial building blocks. From earliest recorded history to contemporary times our progression has been due in large part to the implementation and blending of old and new ideas. Each successive generation labors under the erroneous belief that they are somewhat better than their predecessors. This type of belief only robs and limits us of valuable resources and information. Our forefathers and predecessors connection to God and the environment is sadly lacking in this generation.

 

What is the Kingdom of God

The Kingdom of God is the originator off all kingdoms; no other kingdom manmade or otherwise can compare or rival it. “ The kingdom of God embraces all created intelligence, both in heaven and earth that are willingly subject to the Lord and are in fellowship with Him. The kingdom of God is, therefore, universal in that it includes created angels and men. It is eternal, as God is eternal, and it is spiritual—found within all born-again believers. We enter the kingdom of God when we are born again, and we are then part of that kingdom for eternity. It is a relationship “born of the spirit” (John 3:5), and we have confident assurance that it is so because the Spirit bears witness with our spirits (Romans 8:16)” (GotQuestions?org).The Kingdom of God in essence is everything that is subject to God. God is still ruler over all creation because God is sovereign. Christ came to restore the kingdom Adam lost because of the fall, so the kingdom of God is everything that recognizes the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Everything else will be destroyed in the fullness of time. Of note here “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” Genesis 1:26.Nowhere does the Bible say man must have dominion over man, God never intended for us to control each other.

The Bible in Genesis chapter one tells us that God spoke and there was .In the same chapter we are told that he created man in his image and likeness, one can deduce then that thoughts and ideas originated with God. Jesus also said that he does what he sees his father do. The idea of passing on of tradition, rules, a set of values from father to son, mentor and mentee a common thread running through creation. Certain ideas were passed on to man; the kingdom concept is one of the many Jesus preached and taught about.

Certain characteristics pertain to all kingdoms

Every Kingdom must have a ruler. The Bible’s primary goal is to equip the kingdom citizens for life in the kingdom. Mans system mimics God’s sovereign kingdom in many ways, but is diametrically opposed to Gods values. One kingdom espouses the freedom of all its subjects’ while the other flourishes on the bondage and domination of subjects. The Bible describes God’s kingdom in this way “The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all”Psalm 103:19.” How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation” Daniel 4:3

 

All Kingdoms have:

A king and Lord – a sovereign,

A Territory a domain

A Constitution-a royal covenant

A Citizenry – community of subjects

Laws – acceptable principles

Privileges – rights and benefits

A code of Ethics – acceptable lifestyle and conduct

An Army – security

A Commonwealth-economic security

A Social Culture –protocol and procedures

 

(Culled from Rediscovering the Kingdom by Miles Munroe)

Jesus is Lord over every kingdom in the earth. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name” Philippians 2:9.Man is God’s representative on the earth, God is a spirit and spirit beings live in heaven,earth is mans domain.

 

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“No evil goes unpunished”

It doesn’t matter what evil personalities do.It might look as though they have escaped.Not so,there is always a price to pay.The God who is the creator of the universe sees all and knows all.He says “dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord” Romans 12:19.My job is to speak the unvarnished, unadulterated word of God.A lot of us only like to hear about the nice attributes of God. The word of God addresses the whole man not just parts of him.God sees man in totality,what I mean by this is mans environment, his state, his choices, his tripartite nature(body, soul and spirit) is known to God.God sees the big picture,he sees what is not obvious to the us, he is way  bigger than what we can comprehend.It is time we understand that the spiritual realm  controls the physical realm.Have you ever wondered about some things that have happened that you have no explanation for, or some weird phenomenon that has left you with questions.Please ponder that today,God really wants us to get to know him, if you draw nigh to him he will reveal himself to you.

 

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