Ephesians 5:19, 20 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Are you continually Sad?Do you have feelings of hopelessness and feel
that all is lost?Do you have a ‘way of
thinking’ that you are alone and no one cares?Do you have thoughts that nobody truly loves you with their whole heart
and no one really cares about you?
Are your thoughts that you
are “No good, you are worthless, insignificant and don’t deserve to be loved?”
Do these thoughts make you
sad – lonely and “depressed?”There is a
cure for Depression and it is up to you
to cooperate with God.Do you really
desire to be free?
I have good news for
you.You are NOT Mentally Ill.You
are being tormented by your enemy Satan with thoughts that even God can’t love
First understand that God in
heaven loved the entire world from day one through eternity, so that includes
YOU.God loved YOU enough to send Jesus
Christ to become the sacrifice for you and for your sin.Jesus was willing to die for YOU.Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to live in you
when you accept Jesus into your heart.
That being said, the fact is
that YOU are loved by God the Father and you are also loved by Jesus Christ and
by the Holy Spirit.
1.Realize that you
are loved by God.
2.Understand that you
are forgiven by God.
3.Your sins are
forgotten by God as if they never existed.
Your Spirit is saved but your soul is not saved nor is your
body.Your soul is your mind, thoughts, your will, emotions and feelings.Jesus is the healer of our spirit, and body,
but we must do our part to renew our mind (soul.)
Romans 12:2And be not conformed to this world: but be
transformed by the renewing of your
mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect,
will of God.
Your soul must be renewed by
the Word of God as you read, memorize, meditate and digest truth.Practice “SELF TALK” by using powerful
scriptures as you voice positive affirmations with your mouth.
It is time to change your
thinking.Your Thought Life is
important.Are you thinking on these
- Finally, brethren, whatever things are true,
whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever
things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are
of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything
praiseworthy—think and meditate on these things.
If you will be honest and
desire to be set free - - do consider all that has been said so far.
The answer is on its way but
I realize many are still plagued by thoughts of sadness.
For most of us there is
another important step we must take before we can be set free of
You have a part to play.Your part is to forgive all of those who have
ever hurt or abused you.
This is done by going back in
your imagination and visualize the time you were hurt, and in your mind - - see
the person involved.If course this
makes you angry and fearful but pay attention and do this:
With your voice say these words of forgiveness as
if you were speaking to the person.
“I am not happy you did this
to me, but with Jesus’ help, “I FORGIVE YOU.”Speaking aloud with your voice
this act of forgiveness is powerful for your inner self to make closure.
Sit quietly for a moment and
listen to what Jesus says to you.(He
will probably tell you that He (Jesus) sees you as an innocent virgin and He
loves you dearly, and that he also forgives the person.)
You may need to keep
forgiving because there are no doubt others who must be forgiven by you. Repeat this visual activity for each person
you are harboring regret and anger.Continue until you sense peace - -
Now it is time to forgive
yourself.You were not to blame - - and
if you were a willing participant, you
may have been deceived.Tell
yourself that you forgive YOU for being there and for participating willingly
or not so willingly in the event.
It is time to do some
renouncing and making of declarations.For each negative feeling in your thoughts take authority over it and
tell it to go - - to leave and not return.Then ask Jesus to flood your mind and thoughts with the opposite
feeling.For Sadness there is JOY and
PEACE.For Stress there is REST.For doubt there is ASSURANCE.For fear there is Boldness, Courage, and
you’re depressed, recognize it and begin to confront yourself as to why you’re
your depression stems from overwhelming circumstances, think biblically about
those with trials in the Bible.If I can’t change my circumstances,
how does God want me to change my attitude?
When you’re depressed, your main need is to seek God Himself, not just relief.
Seek the person of God, Seek His presence; seek to praise Him
for himself. Seek His precepts (God’s word), Seek to be with other Christians.
Have you not
realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are
listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself?
thoughts that come to you the moment you wake up in the morning. You have not
originated them, but they start talking to you, they bring back the problems of
yesterday, etc. Somebody is talking. Who is talking to you? Your self is
talking to you. Now this man’s treatment was this; instead of allowing this
self to talk to him, he starts talking to himself....
The main art in
the matter of spiritual living is to know how to handle yourself. You have to
take yourself in hand, you have to address yourself, preach to yourself,
question yourself. You must say to your soul: ‘Why art thou cast down’--what
business have you to be disquieted? You must turn on yourself, upbraid
yourself, exhort yourself, and say to yourself: ‘Hope thou in God’--instead of
muttering in this depressed, unhappy way. And then you must go on to remind
yourself of God, Who God is, and what God is and what God has done, and what
God has pledged Himself to do. Then having done that, end on this great note:
defy yourself, and defy other people, and defy the devil and the whole world,
and say with me: “I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance, who
is also the health of my countenance and my God”.
FAITH'S CONFESSIONS CREATE REALITIES
Meditate on God’s promises to YOU - - -Speak These Daily with your Mouth
Courtesy Jim Kaseman Ministries
WHO I AM IN
CHRIST (CONFESS DAILY)
I am a new creation in Christ Jesus. My spirit is created in the image and
likeness of God. 2 Cor. 5:17, Genesis 1:26
I am complete in Christ Jesus. Colossians 2:9-10
I am righteous in Christ Jesus. I have right-standing with God just like I'd
never done anything wrong. 2 Corinthians 5:21
I am redeemed from the curse of the law (poverty, sickness, and spiritual death).
Gal. 3:13 and chapter Deuteronomy 28
I am God's child and a joint-heir with Christ. Rom. 8:16-17
WHERE I AM IN
CHRIST (CONFESS DAILY)
I have been taken from Satan's kingdom and I am now in God's kingdom. Col.
I am part of the Body of Christ and Satan has no power over me. 1 Cor.
12:14-27, Luke 9:1; 10:9
I am seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus far above all power of
darkness and all things are under my feet. Ephesians 1:20-23 and Ephesians 4:6
WHAT I POSSESS
IN CHRIST (CONFESS DAILY)
ALL spiritual blessings in heavenly places are mine in Christ Jesus. Ephesians
ALL my needs are supplied by my Heavenly Father, in every area of life,
according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philemon. 4:19
I don't have to worry about anything, for God has commanded me to cast all of
my cares on Him. I Peter 5:7
WHAT I CAN DO
IN CHRIST (CONFESS DAILY)
In the power of the Holy Ghost I am a witness for Jesus. Acts 1:8
I can and do tell others about Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20
As a believer and in the name of Jesus Christ I cast out devils, I speak with
new tongues, and when I lay my hands on the sick they do recover. Mark 16:17-18
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philemon 4:13
FOR COMFORT AND
STRENGTH (CONFESS DAILY)
The joy of the Lord is my strength. Nehemiah 8:10
The Lord is the strength of my life. Psalms 27:1
Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I John 4:4
I will not let God's Word depart from before my eyes, for it is life and
health. Proverbs 4:21-22
I do not let foul words come out of my mouth, but only what helps, encourages,
and is beneficial to the spiritual progress of others. Ephesians 4:29
I refuse to give place
to the devil. Ephesians 4:27
I speak the truth in love and grow up into Him in all things. Ephesians 4:15
No man shall take me out of His hand. For I have eternal life. John 10:28
I let the peace of God rule in my heart. I refuse to worry about anything. Col.
3:15 and 1 Peter 5:7
Whatever I refuse to allow here, God also refuses to allow, and that which I do
allow, God also allows to come to pass here on earth. Matt. 16:19
I am a believer and these signs do follow me. I speak with new tongues, I take
authority over the devil, I lay hands on the sick and they recover. Mark
I am complete in Him who is the head of all principality and power. Col. 2:10
AND MATERIAL NEEDS (CONFESS DAILY)
Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. (Poverty, sickness, and
For poverty He has given me wealth, for sickness He has given me health, for
death He has given me eternal life. II Corinthians. 8:9 and John 10:10
I delight myself in the Lord and He gives me the desires of my heart. Psalm
I have given and it is
being given to me good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over.
I have paid my tithes and offerings and God has opened the windows of heaven
and is pouring such blessings on me that I hardly have enough room to receive
them. Malachi 3:10
God makes all grace come to me in abundance, so that I always have more than
enough to do all kinds of good things for others 2 Corinthians 9:8
There is no lack for my God supplies all my needs, in every area of life,
according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
The Lord is my Shepherd I DO NOT WANT. Psalm 23:1
AND WISDOM (CONFESS DAILY)
The Spirit of truth abides in me and teaches me all things. He guides me into
all truth. I have perfect knowledge of every circumstance and opportunity that
comes before me. John 14:26;16:13
I trust in the Lord with all my heart and do not rely on my own understanding.
In all my ways I acknowledge Him and He directs my path. Proverbs 3:6
God's Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalms 119:105
I let the Word of Christ dwell in me richly in all wisdom. Colossians 3:16
I follow the Good Shepherd because I know His voice.I will not follow a stranger. John 10:3-4
I am not conformed to this world but I am transformed by renewing my mind with
the Word of God. Romans 12:2
FOR FEAR AND
WORRY (CONFESS DAILY)
I am part of the body of Christ and Satan has no power over me. 1 Corinthians
Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I John 4:4
I am not afraid because you are with me, Your Word and your Spirit comfort me.
I am far from oppression and fear does not come near me. Isaiah 54:14
No weapon formed against me will prosper for my righteousness is of the Lord.
I produce much fruit and whatever I do will prosper because I am like a tree
planted by the water. Psalm 1:3
I have been delivered from the evils of this world according to God's will. Galatians
God is my refuge. I trust in Him and I am safe! Psalm 91:2
Evil can't get close to me. No harm will come to my home. God has commanded His
angels to protect me wherever I go. Psalm 91:10-11
In my pathway is life and there is no death. Proverbs 12:28
I obey God's Word and I am blessed in what I do. James 1:25
I use the shield of faith to stop everything the enemy brings against me. Ephesians
Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. I forbid any sickness or
poverty to come on me. Galatians 3:13 and Deuteronomy chapter 28
I overcome by the blood of Christ and the Word of my testimony. Revelation 12:11
I am submitted to God and the devil flees from me because I resist him in
Jesus' name. James 4:7
God's Word is forever settled in heaven and in my heart. Psalms 119:89
My peace is great, because I'm God's child and I am taught of the Lord. Isaiah
FOR HEALING AND
HEALTH (CONFESS DAILY)
Jesus carried my sicknesses and diseases in His body on the cross and by His
stripes I am healed. Isaiah 53:4-5 10
Jesus took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses. Matthew 8:17
I am a believer and these signs do follow me: I speak with new tongues, I take
authority over the devil, I lay hands on the sick and they recover. Mark
When I am sick, I will call for the elders of the church to pray over me,
anointing me with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save me
and the Lord will raise me up. James 5:14-15
Jesus bore my sins in his body on the tree, so that I might die to sins and
live for righteousness; by His stripes I am healed. I Peter 2:24
While I was visiting my daughter Judie
in Sisters Oregon, she and I attended the NazareneChurch
and Sunday school class.The teacher in
SS was reading from James chapter 4(We
were to consider ourselves if any of these verses applied to us personally.)
James was warning against Worldliness.James said to stop acting like belligerent
immature children.The Christians were only
thinking of themselves not considering others.
the Christians; “What causes quarrels and fights
among you? Is it not this; that your passionsare at war within you?”You covet
and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do
ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
teacher asked us to consider the spiritual application of the next verses:James was saying the Christians were NOT
being Christ-like, but rather were desirous to be like the World.They were “Worldly,” thus not following
God.Set your mind on Godly things.
Christians were committing spiritual adultery in their minds because their
thoughts were not on God.They were
always excited and thinking about worldly activities. God cannot be shared with
other gods.It is not wrong to be human,
but we must focus on God.
adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity
with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an
enemy of God.
urges the Christians to put aside pride and to be humble, submitting to God’s
will. Allow God to exalt you, not blowing your own trumpet.Our part is to resist the devil, and he will flee
from you.After you have resisted temptation it is time
to draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned
to mourning and your joy to gloom.
The class discussion turned
to spiritual adultery, spiritual washing of our hands and our contradictory
My daughter Judie turned to
me and asked, “Mom, do you want to add a comment to this discussion?”So I was happy to oblige - -
“I was reminded of Jesus’
teaching when he said if your eye or hand offends you to pluck it out or cut it
off - -He was not speaking of literally
removing your eye or hand, but to STOP the activity or thoughts and to exchange
it for something pleasing to God.Jesus
considered our thoughts are very important; because he said even to look at a
woman (to lust after her) was the same as committing adultery.
The other day I was reading about the
Pharisees.They were sticklers about the
“Law;” having over 800 rules and commands, over 1800 prohibitions and emulations.They were known as the “Bleeding Pharisees,”
because to avoid looking at a woman, they walked with their head down.This caused them to bump into walls and other
Jesus made the law
impossible to keep and then he told us to keep it.Jesus said, “Be perfect even as your Father
in Heaven is perfect.
Our Bible lesson ended in prayer, and the sermon for today was: “By our fruits
we shall be known because we have LOVE for one another.”Jesus gave us the law of Love.
Yes, Even our favorite Bible Characters had times of depression. At one time or another,
we have all been in the mulli-grubs.The
thing is - - to only visit - - not to stay there.
David spoke to himself: "Oh My Soul, Why are you Cast
Psalms 42:5Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again--my Savior and my God.
The Bible tells us of those
who experienced grief, sadness and depression and what they did about it.
1.David was troubled and battled
2.Elijah was discouraged, weary, and afraid.
3.Jonah was angry and wanted to run
4.Job suffered through great loss, devastation, and
5.Moses was grieved over the sins of his people.
6.Jeremiah (the weeping prophet) wrestled with great
loneliness, feelings of defeat, and insecurity.
7.Even Jesus Himself was deeply anguished over what was
Each of these persons, suffered a pity party with kicking, weeping and
screaming, but soon they picked themselves up and made a decision to trust God.
What did David do?
Samuel 30:6And David was greatly distressed; - - but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.
What did Jesus do?
Jesus submitted to God’s will:“Not my will but thine be done.”
They no doubt heard the still small voice bringing them comfort and telling
them, “I understand and - - It will be
alright – just trust me.”
They made a choice to adjust their attitude from sorrow to hope as they
reached for joy.
This is where “SELF TALK” will become a cure.
Instead of itemizing all of the reasons you are sad - - In its place and as
a replacement for depression, begin to count your blessings.Speak to yourself and say with your mouth:“YOU are a blessed person and God is your
helper, comfort and protector.”Speak
positive truth over yourself.It is good
to use a Confession list of Positive Scriptures to do this.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. When you HEAR yourself speak God's word it builds up your Faith.
You might be interested in Jim Kaseman’s Web site with scriptures to encourage and build up your Faith and Trust in God.
Jesus taught about His Father and the Kingdom of God
Jesus(For this lesson we are considering
Five Commands of Jesus)
our past is not me.There is a place in
time where we draw the line and begin to follow Christ Jesus.All is new, and we discover we have many
“Pastors,” but only one Shepherd.Today’s lesson we will reflect on five of Jesus teachings.
1. Be Reconciled Matthew 5:23-24
•Learn to walk in
harmony with others, discerning their needs and building bridges.
more than things.
Take care of past
offence and make peace with your brothers.If you are accused, perhaps agree with your adversary lest you be taken
to court.You can’t always make
something right, or like things once were, but the important thing is to
forgive and move forward. Forgiveness toward others will set you free.Understand you are forgiven by God.
2. Do Not Commit
Adultery Matthew 5:29
protect your marriage and your children.
appetites of the physical senses and building the spiritual senses
to discern right
3. Keep Your Word Matthew 5:37
make commitments you keep and recognizing how personal integrity
confidence and influence.Understanding
the power of words and expectations.
4. Go the Extra
Mile Matthew 5:38-42
what is required to change the context of the relationship.
If someone asks for a loan, give realizing
you do not expect it to be paid back.If
he asks for a jacket, give him a coat also.
5. Love Your
Enemies Matthew 5:44-46
enemies, by making them your friends. Whatever you give
expands. By feeding hate you get more hate. By loving enemies we
feed another powerful spirit, and it in turn, feeds us with peace of
If you only love those who love you, that is easy.Realize we are to love everyone even our
Jesus said:Follow me.What did Jesus do?He went about preaching, teaching and healing
Know that you are salt. Salt brings flavor to this sour world.
you are persecuted.
Pre-plan your reaction before it happens, and decide to sing like Paul
and Silas did when they were in prison.
Let your light shine, so others will see your good works and glorify God
about your good works.
Matthew 6:33Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all will
be added to you.
Don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will take care of itself.
(This post is from my notes as Pastor Allan brought the Sunday morning message at church.)
It is important to honor
our father.In this world today, there is so
much “Put Down,” on men.
My dad was a
great guy, but there were faults too.He
taught me to walk up and down, in and out like a roller coaster.There were situations where my Dad was not
honest and was difficult to depend on.It has affected the way we look at God.
We face God and say, “You
remind me of my Dad.”Can I depend on you
God?Many of us have ‘Daddy issues.”
I have worn many hats:Son, student, pastor, husband, but the best
one is to be a Father.
We come to church to worship
and we praise Jesus, but how often do we approach the Father.
Psalms 68:5God is in his holy habitation.God is a father of the fatherless, and a
defender of the widows.
God is our provider, our
protector and He cares about us everyone.
Jesus tells my favorite story
about the Prodigal Son who returns to his Father.He came to his senses and made a decision to
go back home.His father was expecting
his return.His father did not give up
on his son.Our father’s love endures and is
ever compassionate, and rejoices in the return.This is about repentance and relationship restored that was once broken.
Sometimes we give up on some
people, but God never gives up.You were
worth it for God the Father to give His Only Son to die for you.It is about having a relationship with our
1 John 3:1Behold, what manner of love the Father has
bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God: therefore the
world knows us not, because it knew him not.
We are debtors after the
flesh and are led of the Spirit of God.
Romans 8:16,17 The Spirit
Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children,
heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with
Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.
We are God’s children and we
can call out 'Abba Father.'We have been
grafted into the blood line and have become co-heirs with Christ.We are no longer bound by fear, but are
covered by grace and love, becoming joint-heirs with Christ.
You can’t get any closer than
Of ourselves, we aren’t
perfect, but because we are “one” with Jesus, we are being perfected.
“Daddy” is a term of
affection.Relationship with our Father
we will understand His Father’s heart, to protect and care for you.
Pastor’s 6 year old daughter
brought up a stool to sit next to her Dad.She was acting up a bit and fell.Pastor picked her up in a hug and comforted her as he patted her on the back.
Pastor said, Our Father God,
picks us up when we fall and gives us comfort.
We fellowship with God, but
we also need a relationship with one another.
Pastor called Father's to the front and 16 men came forward. He prayed a prayer of blessing over them and gave each one a small gift.
A Kingdom of Priests- -a few excerpts are from Rod Parsley’s devotional
As a Priest - - We can Pray from God's Throne Room
As we began our Wednesday
prayer meeting, I was reminded that as Christians, we have been delivered from
the “KINGDOM” of Darkness and have been translated into the “KINGDOM of Light.”We are children of God’s Kingdom and are to
pray believing God hears and He delights to answer our prayers.
Something else that occurred
to me was the Priest who entered the Holy of Holies wore a beautiful robe.We are clothed with the Robe of His
righteousness; and Garments of Salvation.
Just a thought:(As we enter into
the Holy Throne room, we do not wear the armor of God which we often wear as we
intercede, but we wear a gorgeous robe.)
Our lesson was to show that
we have the right and privilege as Priests to enter the very throne room of God
and bring our requests.
5:10And has made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the
earth.A literal translation renders this verse not
"kings and priests" but rather "a kingdom
kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.We pray to bring down heaven to this earth
so God’s will may be done.
Fifteen hundred years before
Jesus ever came to the earth, God told His people they would be a kingdom of
priests (Exodus 19:6)You shall be to Me a kingdom of
priests and a holy nation.
God is now fulfilling His
original plan through you and me—His church! Just as the priests of the Old Testament bore the ark on their shoulders, we are to bear His glory wherever we go—the malls,
the streets, or the workplace. Carry
the Glory of God with you and people will notice.
We have all been called into
kingdom priesthood and anointed with the power of the Holy Spirit to minister
the saving gospel of Jesus Christ.When
the Priest of the Old Covenant was anointed, oil was poured over his head that
ran down to cover his body.
The Oil of the Holy Spirit
anoints us and although in ourselves we are nothing, IN Christ we are an anointed King
and a Priest.
You are part of a holy
nation, a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9). But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy
nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who
called you out.
Live today as a priest, a minister, an intercessor, and one anointed
to take the gospel into every area of your life.
4:18-19 NKJV) “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To
preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To
proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at
liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.”
anointing is given to preach the Gospel to the poor 2. The
anointing is given to heal and restore people 3. The
anointing is given to proclaim freedom to the captives 4. The
anointing is given to open blind eyes 5. The
anointing is given to set people free 6. The
anointing flows in God’s timing and proclaims God’s timing
The anointing is given to preach the Gospel to the poor, to bring the
revelation of God’s love to those who are seeking.
This post is from notes at
our Bible Study Sunday morning at 9:30 am at Open Door Church.
Lions Inhabited the Dry Places where the City Once Was
What do we do when we pray
and don’t seem to get an answer?We
trust that God is at work behind the scenes.
When we are oppressed, we must
allow God to vindicate us.“Vengeance is
mine I will repay,” says God.
God’s mercy is great, but His
justice requires Him to sometimes punish evil.As we study the prophesies of Nahum against Nineveh we discover that God sent foreign
armies to destroy the city and finally it was inhabited with lions.What a great city it had been. There was much
national pride and celebration in their accomplishments.
Much gold and silver adorned the city and the
King was extremely rich and powerful.His Assyrian Army was fierce with well trained horses as they made their
conquests.The King would even hunt
lions, but eventually after the city was overthrown, the lions took over.
2:11-12NLT Where now is that great Nineveh, that den filled
with young lions? It was a place where people--like lions and their
cubs--walked freely and without fear. The lion tore enough for his cubs and
strangled prey for his lionesses; he filled his caves with prey and his dens
with torn flesh.
The city was now empty and a
waste land.Messengers, leaders of
Government will not be heard in its gates anymore.
Why would God destroy a
nation?God has no pleasure in the death
of the wicked.The mouth of the people
showed love, but their heart was full of covetousness and pride.
“I will make the land a desolation and a waste, and the pride of her power will
cease; and the mountains of Israel
will be desolate so that no one will pass through. “Then they will know that I
am the LORD, when I make the land a desolation and a waste because of all their
abominations which they have committed.”
The people were disobedient
to God’s laws.They ate blood,
worshipped idols committed adultery, and thought nothing of murder.Their hearts were quick to do all kinds of
evil and they were turned away from serving God in Heaven.
God is patient, but finally
enough is enough.
False prophets brought in
damnable heresies and as 2 Peter 2:1 denotes, we must still deal with such
The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah
were turned into ashes by God.Balaam
was not allowed to curse Israel,
but he persuaded them to party and commit sexual sins.
Proverbs 3:25 Be
not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it
It is important for us to not
break covenant, lest punishment come to us.God is Long Suffering and gives lots of opportunity for us to repent,
but we must not take advantage of His mercy.
A Nation that shall be
blessed must seek God and serve Him.It
is time for our land to clean up their act, and eliminate those things that
displease God.There must be complete
submission to God and to His Way. (will.)
people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and
seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
of our nation is rebelling against our God.Pray for revelation knowledge to chose Jesus.
We all have a personable responsibility to
choose to serve God.
It is up to us to
pray and seek God and His face for ourselves.It is always an issue to make that choice to have a relationship with
This post is digested from my notes as Pastor
Rodney ministered Sunday Morning
Sometimes we get tired and
consider giving up, but think about this:IN Christ I Can do all things, so what holds you back?
Usually it is our thoughts of
past condemnation, but understand this; we are not under condemnation of our
5:17, declares “I
am a new creature the old is gone and look, all New things have come.
Romans 8:1 reminds us “There is no
condemnation for those who walk in the Holy Spirit.”Keep being filled with the Holy Spirit
Our new self nature is in
Christ, so what does IN CHRIST mean?
We are not the same person we
once were when we were walking in darkness.We have come to the light, and we are able to change our thoughts.Our thoughts are what condemn us and
according to God’s Word, I can chose to think on good things.
It is a known fact that we
cannot think on two things at the same time, so I choose to Praise Jesus and
think on lovely things.
Jesus never gives up on us
and He is there to comfort, bless and encourage us.
Don’t blame the church for
not paying more attention to you.Watch
the spirit of offence when you begin to slip into a pity party and are feeling
sorry for yourself.
Understand that once you were
Not IN CHRIST and the old life had control.We must recognize that the Bible is true.Take it for real and accept God’s promises.
Heed the voice of the Holy
Spirit.There are conditions:God says; “If you will do this, I will do
that.”We have to believe God’s Word is
God says: “Put aside foolish
things, and put on my righteousness.”All that Jesus IS, you are - - because you are IN Christ.
Of yourself you are nothing,
but IN HIM, you are a giant ready to overcome the enemy.You have a choice.That is how it is.We have a responsibility to follow God’s Word
and live as His will dictates.
Be quick to repent and quick
Keep in the Word of God daily
and pay attention to what you read.Digest
it, think about it and meditate on the words as you take it to heart.
As we saturate ourselves in
God’s Word and in His presence, we are daily being changed from glory to
Paul mentioned that we are in
a race, and there is a prize of the High Calling.Those who complete their race will wear a victor’s