If we aim for the “son” and hit the star we might have some consolation, but if we start with the stars, or something lower it’s highly unlikely we will hit the sun. We are come to the city of the living God, to Jesus the mediator and judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect. God who has given us all things afflicts us in all different kinds of ways to develop in us the capacity to receive all things possible with we who believe him who is faithful. The promises of God are yes an amen. If you look closely at the scripture you can almost for every affirmation find some “appearance of a disclaimer” for those who don’t want to believe, so that all things are possible for them as well also inversely: that is how God has hidden the kingdom of God within us. If you don’t want to believe, it won’t be possible for you. It is of faith, that’s why nothing is certain except your faith in what God says, till you give him the chance to prove it; and that is the chance you have to take or not take. Abraham went but knew not where, other patriarchs acted though they knew not how. If you can wrap your mind around God before you act then it is not of faith and he is way too small.
None of us are going to escape afflictions in this life, but we have an assurance that though there be many such afflictions God delivers me from them all. Abraham had to reason about God’s apparent heartless request to kill the only son of his old age, and his reasoning amounted to this: God cannot lie who said in Isaac shall my descendants continue. I received him from the dead; so if I kill him by Gods command, God will have to raise him from the dead where I got him from in the first place to make himself true and faithful. Though God may appear false in our circumstances, like Abraham we have to prove him to be true; that’s the purpose of our afflictions, not to cut us down, but to raise us up in our deliverances. Faith is a living entity, either waxing stronger or wining more feeble in one or the other direction according to how we feed it; unfortunately it gets to the point where some men have none. We have to judge God to be faithful where he gives his word; and great is his faithfulness.
I AM UNWILLING TO WAIT ANOTHER 100 YEAR TO DO WHAT 2000 YEARS AGO JESUS TOLD US TO DO; AND THAT WAS NOT TO JUST GO AND PREACH THE GOSPEL, BECAUSE THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NOT IN WORD BUT IN POWER: AND THAT POWER IS JESUS WITHOUT WHOM WE HAVE ONLY THE APPEARANCE, OR JUST ANOTHER FORM OF GODLINESS.
Faith comes by hearing the word of God, and is passed on from faith to faith, form one generation to the next generation. Herod thought that Jesus was John Baptist come back from the dead and that’s why mighty works were done by the hand of Jesus. When the world sees us they should get the impression that we are Jesus Christ come back from the dead accounting for the mighty works done by our hands according the exceeding greatness of the mighty power of God that is with us when we raise the dead and do all the other works of Jesus that he told us to do. Today everyone is busy making disciples but nobody is a disciple of Jesus in the ministry that he demonstrated across his 3 years on earth, and then told us to do the same and even greater things. Disciples should be as their masters but there is an open and I might say bogus acknowledgment that nobody can be like Jesus…..HELLO!! Jesus’ 12 disciples were like him; they did the same work. They raised the dead and many of the same works Jesus did. Talk about the missing link of the power of God between Jesus and we who profess to be his disciples. I suppose now the argument might arise: well, nobody can be like Jesus’ disciples? If disciples cannot be as their masters…as they should, they will continue making disciples after themselves; all new converts will be made like themselves instead of the masters image. Jesus warned of this; where leaders do not enter into the kingdom of God, but cross land and sea to evangelize, and make the new converts twice the child of hell as they.
Today you look across the globe and what you see is a stunning fulfillment of that warning. For the better part of the last 1000 years the church has produced some of fiercest most outspoken Atheists in history. Like Darwin, they all come from within the church, and are twice as smart, know the bible better than most of the clergy, and are exceeding vexed and bitter because of what they see as gross incompetence in them.
They have torn prayer and any spiritual expressions from out of the schools and public life of America so that even the nativity is a pariah in towns of America, produced the greatest killing fields in abortion than all the wars fought by humanity from the dawn of his inception, created doctrines of evolution that have swallow the world apostasy and chased Christianity from the public forums around the globe. Almost any of the worlds major religions are accepted and respected at face value, but Christianity is derided at every corner and every opportunity. This is the child of the clergy whom Jesus warned would be produced as twice the child of hell because they, the clergy would not enter into the kingdom of God nor would allow them, the converts (disciples of the new clergy) to go in either, so they have turned to burn the house down. The common lay person is beginning to awaken to the gross lapse in the kind of ministry that Jesus demonstrated and what it has devolved into in the hands of these physicians of no value.
“Most of what is offered at many Western churches, across denominational lines and including the most progressive Emerging/Emergent churches, can be accomplished by human effort and willpower alone. We cannot offer the wider world, a world reeling from personal, systemic and global evils, anything that they cannot get elsewhere. Honestly, sometimes I feel we may as well just be the Boy Scouts or Rotary Club. Do we honestly believe that Jesus’ Incarnation, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Glorification and our Baptism with the Holy Spirit all happened so that we could be one of many organizations that help people? To be one more source of morality and ethics?” …speakfaithfully.wordpress.com
At first the leaders told the world that it was unlawful for them to read the word of God, and now the would tell you it is unlawful to speak the word of God
What do you suspect is going to happen if you chance speak the word or God? Are you going to go up in a puff of smoke or experience a veil lifting from your faculties that prevented you from grasping spiritual truths beyond saving grace. The word of God is like a seed which if you don’t sow it, it can never produce after its kind in us the life of God that we should have. If you want to sow the work of God you have to say the word of God.We need to find out how these things are true and how to say them to honor God instead of men. God said if you ask for wisdom he will give it to you and not brow beat you down with insults.
BY FAITH IN CHRIST…Old things are passed away, and all things are become a new creation in you. Whoever now lives in you therefore, is not you anymore, but it is God…God is God and he is in you; because you being old in Adam, are passed away with old things. Having passed away, you are dead, yet still you are living as Christ, and Christ is God; but there is a gag order and you can’t say that?
God’s life belongs to God
You are living his life, so you must be ———
The foundation of the church is based on the confession that Jesus is the Son of God, and so are you because you believe on his finished work that makes it so.
If you see the Son, you see the Father, the Father is God
You are his son, I see you, so you must be ———
Whatever the father is, that’s what his sons are
The Father is God, we’re his sons, so we must be ———
What ever the Son is, that’s what we are
The Son is God, so we must be ———
What ever God says is true
He said we are gods, so you must be ————
Only God can do God’s work
God told us to do his kind of works, so we must be ———
The glory of God cannot go to anyone else but God
God gave his glory to us, so we must be ———
The heaven, and the heaven of heavens belong to the Lord God
He has given it to us, so we must be ———
Whatever you do to me, you do to God
So God must be ——
God’s mind belong to God,
He gave us his mind, so we must be ———
God’s name belongs to God
He gave us his name, so we must be ———
All God’s possessions belong to God
He gave them to us; we have them, so we must be ———
God told us that we are gods
God cannot lie, so we must be————
WHO TOLD US THAT WE COULDN’T SAY THESE THINGS? It wasn’t God.
It was the same people who’s been leading us, and have lived in disobedience to the expressed will of God over 2000 years now. If you believe what men say, then what God says is of greater force, and deserves infinitely greater respect. When we refuse to do what God tells us to do we deceive ourselves, and rob ourselves of God’s glory which we are called to inherit as his sons. The church is based on the foundation that we who believe in Jesus are the sons of God as well as Jesus.
Philippians 3:3 says that we are the circumcision who worship God in spirit and have no confidence in doing things according to human ability. Well if not in human ability what other ability then do we have confidence in to do all things. We are to do things the way Christ does them but if we are honest, all our confidence is squarely in our human abilities when we do things. Think for a moment what was the last thing you did just the way Jesus did them when he ministered on earth?
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SOWING THE MEASURE OF GOD
LIES IN THE FACE OF THE TRUTH
THE FAITH OF GOD
WANTED: Dead But Alive
THE HEAVENS DECLARE
THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU
THE POWER OF GOD: Jesus
CONFLAGRATION: Starting To Believe…Transformation cont’d
AGE OF INCREDULITY
GOD’S OFFSPRING: A New Creature
THE GIFT OF GOD: Just Say’N Sow It