Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Jesus - I Need YOU !
Pastor Allan was preaching as I took notes and digested his sermon - -
"We have just celebrated our
United States Independence Day and our freedom.
We are reminded that we are
ever DEPENDENT on our God, and even though Jesus has set us free from the past;
God desires to work in our lives every day.Just the fact that we are going to heaven can cause us to slack off and
If we are careless in our
walk with God, we can get distracted and find ourselves bound in those very
things that once had us in chains.
Proverbs says it this way, Those who turn back from serving God are illustrations of
this true proverb: "A dog returns to its own vomit," and "A sow,
after washing herself, wallows in the mire."
At times there is a
progression:A person comes to Christ
and is on Fire, experiencing the glory of God.They are right up there, witnessing and teaching.After awhile as they grow in God, they relax
and get tired.They no longer feel the
presence of God.They have experienced
Freedom, but are still a slave to unresolved pains of the past.
You have been forgiven, now
it is your turn to forgive those who have hurt you.
Just because something is
legal does not mean it is not good for you.
Some have served Jesus for 20
years, but are still bound, weak and fleshly Christians.
God desires us to grow up and
mature in Him.There is Freedom in
Christ, but we are wise enough to know we have the power of choice.There is no excuse to enter into worldly
behavior.You just can’t have it both
“Come out from
among them and be ye separate says the Lord.”We are called to be different
from the World.
We can’t take the Word of God
and split it up to defend your sinful action.You have been justified and now you have the responsibility to make wise
Romans 6 tells us we cannot justify sin in our lives.So
many are listening to Satan’s lies instead of the Truth the Holy Spirit is
Realize you have been
redeemed; purchased back, removed from the Devil’s ownership, and the pledge
has been recovered by the precious Blood of Jesus.There are NO loop holes.
“We are dead to sin and risen
with Christ.”It doesn’t take you in
surprise that the price has been paid; so why do you justify sin and sit there
in the prison.The debt has been
cancelled and it is up to us to stand up and walk.
Get up and move out of the
dungeon and walk in your freedom.
As I look out and view the
crowd, I know these things, and it is time to clean out your closet.Is the crack pipe still there?What about the terra cards, the unclean
magazines and theOuija board?Get rid of it in the fire – don’t throw it
away for someone else to discover.
God is faithful and he provides a way of escape, He says
we will not be tempted above what we are able to bear.
It is time to make a change and head in a new
direction.Take the other road and stay
away avoiding even the appearance of evil.Figure it out - - -
We have a Heavenly Father who loves and cares for
us.God is for you not against you.It is not hard to serve the Lord.
The door of Freedom is open, so walk through it.Understand that God did not say we would not
be persecuted, ridiculed - - as Jesus was.We are to stand fast, and decide now to make wise choices.It is all there - - Look in the Book.
For a devout and Holy Life - -Seek to please Jesus in every area of your