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Is your Body Holy?

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It has been a while since I blogged maybe a couple of weeks I just want to share a couple of things that has been lying on my heart. I have been praying for while and seeing God answer my prayers with greatness. I have prayed for finances and he has answered me and then for a unified community and he has answered. I have even heard in my spirit he would give me India yes and I truly believe it! I will spread the Gospel in a progressive manor throughout the 26 states which I am starting to pray over as I type this blog. This is not the total purpose of my blog it is the grievance of slavery that won’t escape my thoughts and the impure generation I have grew up in. I read in 1 Corinthians 6 that fornication is the only sin committed with the body every other sin defiles the heart but fornication defiles the body. I  am struck by that scripture and what conviction it laid on my heart is was deep. I have been seeking God in a major and beautiful manner asking Him to fill my heart with pureness and I have reached an area of my life and seen the result of being married to the bride of Christ and seeing the spiritual fruit from that hunger. I am not a strange charismatic guy who seeks manifestation and doesn’t have strong faith in the Lord. I could have faith in God alone but this thought of child slavery and human slavery has hit me in a major way in the last year. I have seen the gifts of the spirit operate in my own life but this thing I wish the men of God would grab a hold of purity of the flesh and heart. I truly have been praying for a wife but that also has been preparing me for our encounter. I see a trend of awareness and dedication form young women of God this need in ministry. God called fathers not men who fornicate; we need to rescue our children. I am dedicated to the teaching of God’s word knowing that it truly is living and has a power that no other thing in this world can match. The Power of the savior in my life has driven to points of desperation but the separation of his spirit from my body because it filled with sin I probably would not be able to come back from. This is powerful and heart-wrenching if we can grab this right now as you read this fornication of the body is sin against the spirit of God because your body is His temple. I truly think this has not been taught I know I never been taught this but I do know it is God’s word and we need to find new and dynamic ways to apply this teaching to the Body of Christ. In Ephesians it says God knew us before the foundation of the world. We were already a spirit he was pouring into flesh but to sin against the living god would be to use our body as a place of death and bondage. We weren’t meant to live in sin and our body was meant to sin against the spirit of God. I know this is why human slavery and sex trafficking is angering God because it is sinning against his temple.  Read these verses and see what the Father says:

But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

1Co 6:12  “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.

1Co 6:13  “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

1Co 6:14  And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.

1Co 6:15  Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never!

1Co 6:16  Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.”

1Co 6:17  But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.

1Co 6:18  Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

   

 

1Co 6:19  Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

1Co 6:20  for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body

Can we know ignore the fact that we are lying with sin and allowing it dominate us. I pray you see the vision from the lord for people to live holy and pure.

 

More to come: Burn bright

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I have a testimony that bleeds this question and how God answer’s you and bring you into a new relationship with Him daily. I am a type of Guy that sought recognition for the work I do and used that to replace the evidence of a father. I have an impeccable work ethnic in my life it has always been something I have displayed no matter what in my life. In this season of my life getting closer with God and crying out for the deeper things of God and as a maturing Christian asking God to go deeper and the answer I received was not I was looking for. I took major pride in my Christian work and not being lazy about devotions and prayer and waking up and doing what I said was fellowship with God but after a while that routine becomes mundane and dry in so much. I received an eye-opening deep revelation of Who I Am in Christ Jesus. I have never realized how I made it so much with pride and false humility and trying to put out the workmanship of Christ Jesus. I have seen the work of the Cross in my life and know that I am in Christ Jesus but my Identity lies alone in him and not in anything I can do as a follower but the direct sonship of my father. i have been focusing this season simple yet beautiful occurrence in my life. I have seen that I am His and he is mine and alone and above and below everything we are the workmanship of Christ including creation, destiny, identity. There is a passage in the Bible which say that he(Christ) was in heaven awaiting the time where is role would be implemented knowing he was going down to fall in love with all of us and die to see us glorified. Christ is my first Love and I am His first works. I am so enthralled to let people and youth and men and boys know what they are in Christ and not the cliche but the adoption and sonship of Christ and bring them closer to the arms of Christ is so beautiful.

unschedule shortcuts

Well today I went on an excursion on our 62 acres at school. I want you to picture this a not-so-country Guy walking through many different thickets of woods. I was walking through the woods to take a shortcut to the office on our property. In our shortcuts in our life we always try to take shortcuts. I was walking, ducking, and bending trying to find a path to the office. I knew there was one, because I saw others take it. I never followed them ,but I saw them come out on the other side alright. There goes so irony for you ha. I was walking and to my amazement there was a streams were lush and fertile as I took steps. I was getting lost talking to God while in the midst of my understanding saying God I know you can help me right now. So, I couldn’t find a path in the thicket so I retraced my steps not moving forward but walking backwards instead of forward. So, I went along this treeline which, looked like it would take me to this perfect trail. I knew was determined to get to the other side. I saw a hill ,but there was an obstacle a stream in the marshland. I was walking on logs and then the steady logs were gone and there was a gap and a tree I was holding on to. I have ventured far into my steps that turning back would be stupid in my own little thoughts. I was seriously hanging on to this tree breaking off limbs to make the walk on the water easily instead of going back I truly thought I could get to the other side. I mean this shortcut was becoming an obstacle. I didn’t even know, I was by myself and seeing my stubbornness. By this time I had my feet wet my pants were muddy and I was tired and sweating from a shortcut that was suppose to take me no time. I finally got out and was walking up the road to the office and being humble in such a major way. I heard God say this we take shortcuts in life make our own decision and then when we want to find the way out we call on Him. I learned some major things:
1. Never take shortcuts
2. rejoice in the path you are walking in no matter who is taken shortcuts.
3. Humbleness is a character quality.
4. Preparation is a gift.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Today is thanksgiving of course but something changed today about thanksgiving the Holy Spirit came to dinner. A nice civilized dinner with old family friends and my close family members. I shared psalms 100 and God allowed people to start thinking about what God has done. In my own life the restoration of my immediate family has been amazing. Then liver cancer,cancer,drug addiction,and sorrow for the nation. This is what God has done at my table. Then let me call her Aunt Grace was asked what was she thankful for and she started singing Thank you Lord and the whole table joined in. God brought tears of Joy from three generation with continued blessings. I truly have one thing to say about this thanksgiving a year I will never forget because for the first time God is being thanked before anything in our life.  Many Blessings

 

Nature of the Mission

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I was studying and I actually came across a study I reflected on and I saw something in it I never saw before the Nature of the mission. I think God for the ministry I am in because they whole-invest into future leaders. I had an amazing course called Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. In that God God gave me a different revelation of created in his image. I took all physical and egotistical images and seen a characteristic an eternal image of who I am. I was not just a man on earth but, A prince in heaven. I hope whoever is reading this can see it. God not only sent his son but he sent a perfect model for us the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I just want to thank God for that. Now, God tells us all not just me in 2 Peter 1:4   And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. God shares the divine nature with us his children. I have to say that this is AWESOME. We as humans get a gift and promises now, that is divine! Now we just didn’t get this nature Jesus gave it to us. In 2 Corinthians 5:2121For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.This verse right here is Jesus’s mission for us . That’s me and you. Now in James God tells us a part of our nature in 1 John 2:15-17

15 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 17 And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever. We don’t go anywhere unless God ordains it and he prepares the way. Now in Ephesians 4:3232 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Forgive others be tenderhearted just as God forgave us.Hebrews 13:17 Obey your spiritual leaders, and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they are accountable to God. Give them reason to do this with joy and not with sorrow. That would certainly not be for your benefit.Be a blessing not a burden.James 4:6-10

But he gives us even more grace to stand against such evil desires. As the Scriptures say,

“God opposes the proud
    but favors the humble.”[a]

So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.Submit to God and humble yourselves to others. 1 Corinthians 15:31For I swear, dear brothers and sisters, that I face death daily. This is as certain as my pride in what Christ Jesus our Lord has done in you. Carry your cross and die daily and protest with rejoicing in Christ.Galatians 2:2020 My old self has been crucified with Christ.[a]It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.Christ is alive in me. Now I was shown this characteristics and the very inherent nature of God by the holy spirit as told to me in John 16;13

13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.

Friends I pray this reaches into your heart as a seed and God himself the creator waters it and it grows in you the character of God that is growing in me to even have the courage to type this. be blessed brothers and sisters

Conviction and Compromise

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I have been asking myself this question for a while, is it compromise or conviction.  Do my convictions overcome my compromise in my walk with God. I heard in the movie Chariot of Fire that compromise is the language of devils. I have also heard a man’s convictions mark his level of integrity. Daniel and the three were men of God with high levels of conviction. Is it possible that our convictions can push us to compromise? Now I know compromise hinders our witness but do we stand on convictions more than God? Is it another form of legalism? Do my compromises make me comfortable and my convictions make uncomfortable? I want to be a man of God with strong convictions not a man of convictions with a little God. Is that all possible I think so but let’s learn a little from Caleb in Numbers 13:30 First Caleb went against the crowd. He was willing to take the unpopular stand. There are three things Caleb did. 1. He had the facts 2. He had the right attitude 3. He stated clearly what he believed. I believe Caleb’s conviction stopped Israel’s compromise. My mentor Pastor Terry always told me when you see compromise you, be the man of God. I see compromise can cloud your mind but God will give you convictions to stand on for the right time. God showed me Psalm 19:7-11

The law of the Lord is perfect,[a]
     reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
     making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
     enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is clean,
    enduring forever;
the rules[b] of the Lord are true,
    and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
    even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
    and drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
     in keeping them there is great reward.

    For me if my convictions line-up with God then compromise has no room here.