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.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Who Are You Hanging Out With?
Who Are You Hanging Out With?
Have you ever thought about
the fact that you might become like the people you hang out with?This can be either a good thing - - or a not
so good thing.- -Think about it?
The disciples had been with
Jesus for 3 years, witnessing his teachings and the miracles He performed.They even viewed the Shekinah glory with Jesus on the mountain.
Acts 4:13Now when
the religious leaders saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that
they were unlearned and ordinary men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of
them, that they had been (HANGING OUT) with Jesus.
said: Romans 1:11)For I long to see you so that I may impart some
spiritual gift to you, that you may be established; (Paul was able to lay hands
and do impartation.)
May I be so bold as to say;
those you associate with, something will rub off on you?
Think about it?Who are you hanging with?
times some people got into bad trouble because they were associated with the
wrong crowd.Some were even innocent
bystanders, but they were counted with the wrong doers by association.Some men watched Paul cast out evil spirits,
and they decided to do the same thing.However their hearts were not right with God so when they attempted to
cast out an evil spirit, the demon spoke and said, “I know Jesus and I know
Paul, but I do NOT know you,” and the demon proceeded to beat them up including
those who were just hanging out.
A few years
ago, I visited a trusted ministry; Bethel in ReddingCalifornia
to sit with a counselor who prays and asks the Holy Spirit to minister during
the session.I was concerned because the church I was
attending was tolerant of certain ungodly lifestyles.God told me, "I am removing you from this
church."The Bethel Redding councilor and
I talked and then she prayed that God would direct me to a place where I could
set down my old Pentecostal roots.The
short story is God directed me to Open Door church, where I am happy to hang out with Holy Spirit filled believers.
important where you hang out, because the spirit of the place you use as a
covering will be united to your spirit.If you have connected with an alliance that is contrary to God’s will,
there will be nothing but trouble.You
will not enjoy the success you once had, and losses will occur.People will begin to shun you and
disassociate themselves from you.
proudly showed me a certificate of ordination he printed off the internet. Immediately
I knew this UniversalChurch organization was
one that would grand papers to Atheists, homosexuals, devil worshipers and
ignorant Christians.Anyone accepting
their papers was joining themselves to an unholy alliance with trouble ahead.
ministries look good.They offer a free
meal when you attend their free conference, but when you decide to align
yourself with them, that is when your problems begin.If you have made any such agreement to accept
a covering from someone or some organization that God did not send you to, it
might be time to cut the strings.
you hanging out?Come to the place where
you can hang out with Jesus and with others who love and serve Him.