You teach what you know but you reproduce what you are. We need to be examples of what we say. 1 Timothy 4:12. Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12 NIV)
We are a pattern. We need to be an example in our love and in our purity.
Titus 2 :3. Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. (Titus 2:3 NIV)
the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— (Titus 2:3 NKJV)
In Titus there was many false teachers. We should have teachers that have wholesome teachings. We need to bring honor and esteem to God.
There’s something older women have that we can learn from. Older women are those that are seasoned in The Lord. The word Slander means diablo. One that share false information.
Prover6:26. For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread, but another man’s wife preys on your very life. (Proverbs 6:26 NIV)
Prov11:13. A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret. (Proverbs 11:13 NIV)
Prov 16:1. To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue. (Proverbs 16:1 NIV)
James 4:11. Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. (James 4:11 NIV)
Prov20:19. A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much. (Proverbs 20:19 NIV)
Matt12:36. But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. (Matthew 12:36 NIV)
There are two types of wine in the bible:
Onios- fermented grape juice Ephesians 5:18. And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless actions, but be filled by the Spirit: (Ephesians 5:18 HCSB)
Yeyat- intoxicating wine
We need to have a disciplined mind. A sound mind.
Proverbs says wine makes you mean. Beer makes you quarrelsome. The older women should teach what is good. Makeup and stuff is not beauty cause when she opens up her mouth she’s a mess. Teach them how to treat there husbands and children to live wisely and be pure. To work in the home. We must be teachers of goodness. The older women are valuable. We ,use advocate and balance.
Proverbs 2:3. furthermore, if you call out to insight and lift your voice to understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it like hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:3-6 HCSB)
Wisdom comes to us by personal understanding. You gain wisdom by learning from our mistakes.we learn from correction, How To be pure, Modest.Do you know what modesty is? It’s humbling yourself unwilling to draw attention to your achievements or abilities. Not being extreme and accessible, not being showy, reserved in appearance, mannering speech especially in relation to sexual matters. If your married you don’t just talk about what you do in the bed room because its respectful to keep it private. We need to show the woman how to work in their homes. In different translations it says be workers in the home, show them how to be homemakers,managers of house hold, house wives, house keepers, gardians of the home. We are gardians of the home. We are the guardian angel of our home, we look out for our home. We cook, we clean, not only that, we give councel to our kids, and constantly communicate with them, kids don’t learn about God in the church they learn about God in the home. That is true Christianity. We need to teach them how to be submissive to our husbands. The woman do not wear the pants the men wear the pants. Let your husband lead. He’s gonna make mistakes but you have got to let him lead.
When they see you they should see your in The Lord they should see something different in us. Slanders have a motive for why they are slanders. Biblical truths and sound doctrine is what people should teach when people are believers. We are all called to lead and teach. THe older woman should teach us something. We need to be real with ourselves. Sometimes we want The Lord to deal with others but we need to be delt with.
Walk In The Spirit And You Will Not Fulfill The Lust Of The Flesh
A man sits down at a well and starts talking to a lady and she said you shouldn’t be talking to me and he said the water that I have will quench your thirst…..
Your a reflector of what Jesus has in your life. You have got something to give you have rivers of living water.
What is this spirit, why should we walk by the spirit, and how do we walk by the spirit?
Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 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. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (Galatians 5:16-18 NKJV)
Greek def. for walk: a persons conduct or way of life.
What is the Life style that we need to walking in the spirit?
You have to have that desire to walk in it. For those who liked to fight when you were in the world you didn’t let anyone pick on you. You fought back. There was a fat kid and he would find himself defending himself when they would make fat jokes. Then he would just go back and say to himself well that must be how I am. Many of us have come to a place in our lives where we just accept our selves. We accept that we are just angry people or that we are just the kind of people who sleep around. How do you not accept something when people label you something. They reinforce the lie and we accept the lie. But when we don’t accept it we get out of it.
If you are led by the spirit then you are not under the law, If you are blood bought and sanctified. Gal 5:18. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (Galatians 5:18 NKJV)
The spirit is not like a leader of the Daytona 50. He leads like a race car or a train. When your in a race car your going fast, when your in a train you are connected. He’s gonna lead u like a train. You’re not doing it by you’re self we’re connected and he’s leading us. If he goes fast you go fast, if he slows down you slow down. If Your connected he can lead you. When you take the train you go in these dark tunnels and God says if I’m riding you don’t need to see, I’m gonna take you. Have faith and stay connected, I’m gonna take you there. Some times when we walk with God were gonna go through some dark tunnels but we just need to have faith.
Have you ever felt like when you pray you’re just hitting a ceiling and you say God why don’t you hear me why are you not there. But we need to stay connected. How do we get disconnected? We sin. And we keep sinning.
When you grow roses you use the wooden stakes to hold them and when they get bigger we take it off but if we take them off too soon they fall and that’s how some of us are if we take off the stakes to soon. We fall. You may experience some fears and dark hours but you gotta to believe that he’s gonna get you there.
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22, 23 HCSB)
many of us are in church but we have dead fruit. We don’t serve, we are angry, we look mad, everything offends us.
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. (John 15:4-8 NKJV)
Why is it crucial to walk by the spirit? V15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another! I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 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. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (Galatians 5:15-18 NKJV)
If You stay in the spirit You will not fall victim to the sinful nature. When you come into Gods presence you do not have the same life style. If we say to one another I can’t stop drinking I can’t stop fornicating I can’t stop cusing, well the reason why is cause you are not walking in the spirit. Leaders aren’t born they are developed.
Living for Christ is not for punks, wimps or losers. Standing by you’re self is not easy. When you’re making a decision and you can’t ask any one for help you feel alone. When you give up friends to have more of God so you can grow you feel alone. Paul talks about the flesh but he does not talk about the physical body. When Paul talks about the eagle of the flesh its when we think we can do it alone and when we feel that we don’t need God to get us through anything.
He is so cute!
This is Paige. She is a 1yr. Old boxer. She is super playful and loves kids.
It’s impossible to know so much and live out such little
Article John piper. There are some Pastors that are so caught up in numbers because they want to keep a mass market going. They just wanna get them in and get them out. They don’t communicate with any one. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing in many acts of thanksgiving to God. (2 Corinthians 9:12 HCSB)
We plane to escape from weakness. We are trained to run away from what god wants us to endure. We are settling just cause man wants us to dismiss the problem. Either you breath or you don’t , either u carry your cross or you don’t, either you are the light or your not. You are responsible for the decisions you make in your life. Don’t Blame others for your failers. Don’t blame others for your lack of. The bible says I’ve given you everything that you need. I’ve given you every thing to make it through. Don’t say we’ll that person made me do it, or its there fault I don’t do that. Any thing the world gives is at counterfeit. God is the only joy. We waist our money on alcohol for fake joy and its just gonna give you more problems. In order to completely want all of God you have to be tired of the devil beating you up. You’ve got to be so tired of going through the same mess over and over again and get nothing out of it.
You have been chosen and selected by god. God gives you enough grace for what we face.
Sometimes we carry everything by ourselves and we try to do it all on our own but we are gonna get burned out if we continue that way we are wanna give up eventual. God wants to take some of that weight for us. See god wants us to ask us to help him. He is saying give me some of that weight so I can help you. When we finally give god some of that weight we are happier and don’t have so much to carry anymore. He may not take it cause he wants us to go through with some if it so we can get strengthen, but he does want to help us.
especially because of the extraordinary revelations. Therefore, so that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to torment me so I would not exalt myself. Concerning this, I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me. But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me. (2 Corinthians 12:7-9 HCSB)
Paul says he didn’t take it away but he helped me through my weakness. We don’t like to be weak when we don’t understand grace. Thank god that we went through the hell that we went though or else I may not have known my deliverer, i would not have prayed, i would not have fasted, i would not have gone to church. Paul says he was given the thorn. He didn’t say he was afflicted with the thorn but he was given. Many of us think that we were afflicted by God when in reality we were given the thorn so that we may have the chance to know od, to pass the test, to be given the grace to go through. Don’t reject the thorns, receive it and ask god to give you the grace to get through it.
We don’t ask for the victory we already have it. We don’t ask to come into our own house, we have the keys. God has given us the keys. He has given us everything that we need to make it. Everything that pertains to life and Godliness.
Sometimes when we have a poor mentality we reject the word. Humility doesn’t mean we have to give a sign of being poor. No we still have authority. We are suppose to walk into thing’ s cause we are a child of the living god.
In any event satan always has to check with God if he messes with you. He’s gotta check with my daddy first cause God has to make sure that you can handle it. So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. But stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse You to Your face!” And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life.” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. (Job 2:4-7 NKJV) Satan had to get the okay from god first.
God allowed Paul to have the thorn cause he didn’t want Paul to have pride. Sometimes pride will have you dragging and using your own ability to bless yourself.
Remember the story about the man stranded in the water and was waiting for god to come to save him and a bunch of boats tried to come and he dies and he says God why didn’t u help me and He say I did, i sent you many boats but you kept sending them away. Pride will keep you from seeing god. Pride will I hinder growth in you’re life.
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6 NKJV)
God is wanting to Change you and do big things in your life.
knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. (James 1:3, 4 NKJV)
We become more productive when we endure the things that happen in our lives and we understand the word of God. Satans pusuite was to destroy Paul through pride. When we recieve the thorn we Mature in our faith, mature in our Christian walk.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. (John 10:10-13 NKJV)
The devil wants to destroy you but god want to prosper you. Trusting god will require relationship not religion. When we tell God our problems we are building a relationship with him. Grace is experienced in our weakness. If I’m weak grace is active. Weakness is experience in our strength. When we don’t get it explanation we walk away from god. God did not give Paul an explanation he gave him a promise and says my grace is sufficient for you. We do not live on explanations we live on promise, cause our feelings Change but God never changes. When we don’t understand grace its easy to blame someone and not own up to what we did. We have fear of letting go sometimes. We don’t trust god. When we don’t let grace come through we die with the things that we have. You’ve got to have faith, how do you have faith? It’s when you’re acting on it. What word of God will you stand on to get you through.
You have never heard; you have never known; For a long time your ears have not been open. For I knew that you were very treacherous, and were known as a rebel from birth. I will delay My anger for the honor of My name, and I will restrain Myself for your benefit and ⌊for⌋ My praise, so that you will not be destroyed. Look, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. (Isaiah 48:8-10 HCSB)
God wants you to have grace so what seems tragic is triumphant. He didn’t change the intuition by removing the affliction he addded grace.
Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What kind of deal is it to get everything you want but lose yourself? What could you ever trade your soul for? (Matthew 16:24-26 MSG)
Many times we don’t want to suffer. We want to take our cross without the suffering. But that’s why god gives us the grace to make it through the suffering. Many times we just want to reject the suffering but god says embrace it. We might say what can come out of suffering. Being Stronger, wiser. U do not suffer for you’re self but some one else. Jesus didn’t suffer for himself. He suffered for us cause he knew we were gonna need it.
When a dad goes through something and when there kids get older he knows now what it’s like and so he says don’t do that I did that before and it was hard. He went through it so that his sons wont have to.
Don’t fight the victory embrace it. Don’t say I need the victory cause we already have it.
Don’t tell you’re self give me the strength to die caus I’m dieing, or give me the strength to go through this divorce, but if we know the word we won’t accept what anyone else says. Gods grace is the ability to endure difficult times.
as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (II Peter 1:3, 4 NKJV)
We shouldn’t accept the negative things such as death and divorce and illnesses.
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, (I Corinthians 1:27, 28 NKJV)
We will never go into the future if we don’t know the divine nature of ourselves
God is not a god who rewinds you’re past to propel you’re future. God knows you’re coming out and going in. He know our thoughts befor we speak them.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV)
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand. (Psalms 37:23, 24 NKJV)
The one thing we fail to do is get our selves out with out having to go through prayer. Sometimes when we are “stuck” as the devil puts it its just a test. If u know the word you’re not stuck. You’ve been given grace to endure. This is just a temporary set in our lives but Sometimes we build a seat there and call it home. Dont call it home! get out! You have got grace and grace says u can get out. Grace says its gonna hurt but u can get through it and not die. To many Christians are dieing.
Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. (Acts 17:29 NKJV)
A man’s steps are of the Lord; How then can a man understand his own way? (Proverbs 20:24 NKJV)
When we are going through stuff we ask all the time god what does this mean I don’t understand. We don’t need to understand
And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (II Corinthians 12:7-10 NKJV)
Paul was suffering. Sickness and it hindered him from preaching the gospel. He kept asking god to take this away from him and he said god I can’t do this anymore. God says my grace is all u need. He did not deliver Paul. He allowed Paul to go through cause its when u go through the test that u have a testimony, it’s how u get the knowledge and the strength. Paul says I’m glad I went through it to help others through it. U are a voice of hope for someone. People are around u dieing daily. They all have silent cries. God doesn’t deliver you from a test, u pass a test. We need grace and we got grace. If god says I am the way the light and the truth, and he says we have everything to be courageous then we will not die. We don’t wanna embrace suffering but we need to.
Sin will always remove god from you’re life. If u want the grace of god then u need to be aligned with the word if god. We all go through stuff. He wants us to grow in this and walk in it. Many are weak and affirm gods strength in our lives. Even mighty men struggle. God cannot be seen till we remove “I” out of us. Get rid of you’re “I”. When we think about grace we don’t plan it. But we need knowledge to go through with grace. Anytime there’s change you’re gonna need grace.