Thursday, August 22, 2019, 14:42
When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,
These are the first words in Matthew 5, and to me are some of the most important words in the bible that we should be paying attention to, Jesus has started teaching, if you are looking to know who Jesus is and what Jesus wants you to do in and with your life the following words are essential, for in chapters 5,6 and 7 of Matthew Jesus is teaching us not only how we should be living on this earth but also about Himself. So please come along with us and find the secret to a full and successful life.
Known as the B attitudes Jesus tells us what we should be like.
We are told blessed are the,
Poor in spirit, those who mourn, gentle, hunger and thirst for righteousness, merciful, pure in heart, the peacemaker, those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness and verse 11“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
Being poor in spirit; is to recognize our own spiritual poverty, and our need for God
To mourn; s to feel regret and sadness about sin in your life
To hunger and thirst after righteousness; to have a strong desire to learn and live a righteous life
Merciful; to show forgiveness and to have compassion to those in your life
Pure in heart; to have a singleness of heart toward God
Peacemakers; create harmony or make peace, to not house bitterness envy and selfish ambitions in your hearts
Persecuted for the sake of righteousness; to be persecuted for doing the right thing and following after the Lord
And 11, blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
The conclusion that i get out of Matthew5: 3-11
We are to know who God is and that we are not worthy, we need to relies and except that we are not god not a big G or a little g
and to bring the love of Christ to the world we are in, which can only be dun through the leading of the Holy Spirit
Sunday, August 11, 2019, 03:11
Ever heard of a Blue Law????
Blue laws, also known as Sunday laws, are laws designed to restrict or ban some or all Sunday activities for religious reasons, particularly to promote the observance of a day of worship or rest. Blue laws may also restrict shopping or ban sale of certain items on specific days, most often on Sundays.
What's coming a Blue Law which stats Sunday will be the national and international day of worship and it will be illegal to not worship on Sunday; also it will be illegal to worship on any other day, This day is to be set aside to worship self, the world and the things of this world, a setup to worship the beast.
Blue laws (national Sunday laws) are already on the law books across America and around the world, they just have not been enforced yet.
We have been told in Revelation 13, the earth beast will causes the world to worship the sea beast, to bow to her authority and to take her mark.
Daniel 6:5 ...'Then said these men, we shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of His God.'
"In the fourth and fifth centuries, Sunday shows and Sunday theaters, it was complained, hindered the "devotion of the faithful," because many of the members attended them in preference to the church services. The church, therefore, demanded that the state interfere, and promote Sunday observance by law. "In this way," Says Neander "the church received help from the state for the furtherance of her ends." This union of church and state served to establish the Papacy in power. A similar course pursued now will produce the same results." (Augustus Neander General History of the Christian Religion and the Church, Torey translation (3rd American ed.), vol. 2, pp. 300,301)
Warning to Sabbath Keepers; do not become complacent in your faith, merely waiting for the Sunday law to be enforced. We need to have a daily relationship with Jesus Christ in order to get through the time of trouble that is coming. Are you living for Christ every day?
Revelation 12:11 ...'And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death.’... These are powerful words and they describe the True people of God. the ones who trust in the blood of Jesus, and by the word of their testimony, show that their lives were totally devoted to God. And as Revelation 14:12 says, they (the saints) are the ones who keep the faith of Jesus. They don't just have faith 'IN' Jesus; they keep the faith OF Christ. In other words, the faith, character and life of Jesus is actively being lived out in their lives. Does this describe you?
Are you covered by CHRIST AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS?
Are you worshiping the TRUE living God of the Bible, the God of our church pioneers?
"Get ready, You will have to die a greater death to the world than you have ever thought of dieing,
You must have a greater preparation than you have now, for the day of the Lord cometh, with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate to destroy and remove the sinners.
You want to make it to heaven to live with Christ, than sacrifice all you are to God. Lay your entire being all that you are upon His altar."
In Exodus 20:3-17 we are given the law given to us by Father God Himself, simply titled The Ten Commandments
1. “You shall have no other gods before Me. rather simple to understand we are not to have anything or anyone in our life that holds a higher point of respect or worship then Father God
2. “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. “You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. Rather simple aging NO GRAVEN IMAGES and no worshiping of them.
3. “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain. Simple to understand hu.
4. “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. This is where most Christians fail now days and are not even aware of it. What is the last day of the week? That’s right Saturday, Saturday is the Sabbath of the Father God for on the seventh day He rested. satin has convinced the churches to except the day of the sun worshipers to become the day they to worship the one true God the God who created all creation.
5. Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you. Rather simple to understand honor your father and mother and live a long life, don’t and live a short life.
6. “You shall not murder. Simple aging DO NOT MURDER
7. “You shall not commit adultery. Simple aging DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY
8. “You shall not steal. Simple aging DO NOT STEAL
9. “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. RATHER SIMPLE AGING DO NOT LIE ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBOR
10. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Did anyone understand that DO NOT COVET WHAT YOUR NEIGHBOR’S HAVE, be satisfied with what God has given you
Now let’s get to the hard part where we have to examine not only our actions but also are motives and thoughts
Matthew 5:17-20 Jesus says
“Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Side note: the scribes and Pharisees knew the word of God and law of God, the Ten Commandments, the way to surpass the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees is to not only know what Jesus says in Matthew but to apply your life to what He tells us. Matthew 5:21- 48
If you are interested in making the Lord you God the head of your life and following the teachings and Laws of God grab a Bible and read Matthew 5:21-48
Christ who DID NOT come to abolish the Law, He did not come to abolish it but to fulfill it, and tells us it is not just the actions of sin that will keep us from the love of the Father but our thoughts, Jesus took the actions of the commandments and attached out thoughts and emotions .
So yes you may be as righteous as the scribes and Pharisees in actions but what about your thought life??
OK back to the Blue Laws or Sunday laws as some know them by.
the church's shift from observing the holy day on Saturday to observing it on Sunday. At first, especially when many Christians were converted Jews, their holy day was Saturday. However, as more Gentiles were becoming Christians, which contributed to a desire to shake off Jewish customs.
By the end of the first century, Sunday worship was the norm.
((Which leads me to think that the Sabbath is on Saturday and should be observed on Saturday, if Father God did not change the Sabbath day than it has not changed, another situation i see is that everyone it seems have forgotten what the Sabbath day was set aside for, it was not for us to do whatever we felt like it was for us to spend time with and worship our Heavenly Father (God) not to do choirs around the house, not to go play or watch some sport, it is to be a day of rest in the Lord a day to be spent in worship of our creator.))
The change caused some friction in the early church to the point that in Colossians 2:16-17 Paul admonishes the church
“Let no man therefore condemn you in meat and drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days, Which are but a shadow of things to come: but the body is in Christ.” Each day should be spent obeying the laws of God and as for the Sabbath i think it is still Saturday but whatever day you may chose, chose it and observer it in the proper way, no physical labor and spending time with the Lord.
Think about it.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 14:05
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
And let patience have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
We are told “consider it all joy”
it all, no matter what happens considerate it all Joy, to consider; reflect on, regard as to take into consideration that by having faith in Father God knowing that He has your best at heart and that just like with Job He will see you through no matter how hard the trial may seem He Father God is still in control and is faithful to hold you through to the completion of the trial.
Do you have faith in the Lord? Or do you ask and then move on with your own plan because the Lord does not move fast enough for you? The reason for asking for wisdom, so that you may understand so that when the trials come you may know that the Lord is right there with you and that no matter how long it may take He will see you through.
A sing we do not trust the Lord to do what is best for us, we ask and then run out and do what is in our minds to have done before we even asked, and doing this is like telling Father God I don’t believe you will do anything anyhow. Not only a lack of but disrespectful.
Read the book of Job but first ask for wisdom and understanding. Job went through what we might think of as hell on earth, he lost everything family and wealth, he lost it all but through wisdom and understanding of Father God he stayed true and faithful to Him, and the Lord brought him through and then blessed him for being faithful. Job did not doubt the Lord but rather with patience and faith in the Lord he waited on the Lord to deliver him.
In this instant world how is your faith in the Lord? How is your patience? Do you consider trials as joy or are you constantly looking for a way out?
Are you even 1/1000th of a percent as patient with the Lord as He has been with you?
Think about it
He who waits upon the Lord renews his straith.
Sunday, August 4, 2019, 14:51
In Mat 22:36 Jesus was asked
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
And in Mat 22:37-40 He gives a simple straight forward answer
And He said to him,
“YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.
This is the greatest and foremost commandment. The second is like it, YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. On these two commandments hangs the whole Law and the Prophets.”
So maybe we should get Gods definition of what love is; In 1st Corinthians 13:4-8 Paul lays it out for us
Love is patient,
Love is kind,
Love is not jealous,
Love does not brag
Love is not arrogant,
Love does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,
Love does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.
Love never fails
In John 15:12-13 Jesus gives us the ultimate sing of love
“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”
Then in John 15:15-16 Jesus goes on and explains how He views us
“No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.”
In John 15:17 He gives us the commandment that is second overall commandments.
“This I command you, that you love one another.”
Some great scalier say Jesus was just speaking to Him disciples when He said these things, ok ill give you that but if you call yourself a Christian then you are a disciple of Jesus
Definition of the word disciple:
one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines or teachings of another
As a believer in Christ we fallow after His teachings and are to share the Lord with others; to be His disciples to this world.
As His disciple we are directed to Love one another this is to the disciples of Christ for if we show love one to another then the world can see what the love of Christ is truly like and be drawn in to His love and in to salvation.
Think about it,
how s your love?
Does your love look like the love described in 1st Corinthians 13 or does it resemble the love of the world the opposite of 1st Corinthians 13?
Take a deep look in to how you show love.
Go forth and share the love of Christ with others and be blessed.
Saturday, July 20, 2019, 13:43
In Corinthians Paul touches on pride which brings up a question,
where is your pride anchored?
Is it in you, something you’ve done, what you can do, something you have said or perhaps someone you know?
We should have pride but our pride should be in the Lord Jesus not only for what He has done for us personally but for what He has done for so many others.
We should not boast in our self’s and out ability’s but we should boast of Crist and His caring love.
When you are with other do you talk about you and your accomplishments or of what The Lord Jesus has and is doing in your life? This is where you can tell where your pride is rooted
Put Christ first in your conversations and have a blessed day