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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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Construction or development

When thinking about construction and development we rarely think of the people and how it effects them. In Construction we tear down and demolish all the time. In development we build and improve. In this do we think about ministry? I do there are two people in charge at both sites. The characters are a foreman and then a developer. The Foreman will move dirt, trees, and anything that stands in his way. Then there is the developer he is a resources type guy. A developer uses the natural resources and builds upon them rarely removing them from their environment. In ministry do we recognize any of these characteristics and associate our walk with it. One I remember in ministry as a young, very young, even younger than I am now leader. I wanted to change the world and that anything that didn’t work that included people. I was a bulldozer pushing and clearing people out of my way. I learned that I had a relationship with God but if you didn’t I was going to force you to have one. I had so much misplaced zeal I needed to harness it in a way people would want to come to God not run from his overzealous son. In this short period I have redeveloped my focus in life and it is development of people. Relationships are extremely important and bring great value in my life not the accomplishments. I have the tendency to want to bulldoze but that’s when my friend the Holy Spirit speaks up. I have a heart for development not construction. I want to develop Kingdom relationship not bulldoze people to the cross. I have been really mad at God because I have no idea why I bulldoze and not develop right now in my life. Past accomplishment are minimized to nothing and future accomplishment seem way to small. I see my life stuck on repeat and before I came to Christ I wasn’t happy at what I was accomplishing and that’s nothing. I am no longer an equipment operator and in this new place of training to be developer is more than I want to do. I want to just skip the development school and move onto being a developer. I really like feed back on this one please. I just pray God sees me through this new development and I hope Christ gives me a little more grace.

Slave Mentality

I was traveling on a train from Sanford, Florida to Jesup, Georgia when God poured this message into me before I embarked on the mission field. This was working in my life as I was still in Teen Challenge visiting my mother for the very first time out of rehab from drug and alcohol entering the world. I wanted to be free from so many things in my life and a Slave mentality is one of them I can say now that I am. I am going to expound on the holy scripture from Galatians 5:1-7 and I going to expound on each verse so bare with me I believe this has helped me in a major way. This is going to be from the English standard version :

 Gal 5:1  For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

Gal 5:2  Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you.

Gal 5:3  I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law.

Gal 5:4  You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.

Gal 5:5  For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness.

Gal 5:6  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

Gal 5:7  You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?

In verse one Paul is saying “Christ has set you free!!” so never let sin ever ever hold you in bondage ever again. So many times as Christian we repent and remember and never do like God says once our transgression are blotted he remembers no more Jeremiah 31:34 “declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”Paul says in verse 2 in accepting circumsion let yourself not be cut off from Christ in accepting law instead of grace. In John it says in the first chapter Moses brought the Law but Christ brought grace and peace.

Going back to verse 3 where we talk about the circumcision Paul is furthering the warning by saying ok you won’t let go of this circumcision issue ok here the point a reminder as a man of God the high God you are obligated, accountable and held to higher standard above the world. Let reiderate verse 4 You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.

Paul is saying some monumental things here he is clarifying this warning by telling who justify you sin you are separating yourself from Christ and fallen from this undeserved gift of salvation. A side note this great verse your foundation is cracked like a weather beaten road way with weeds of sin starting to grow in solidity of your faith in our savior Jesus Christ resulting in alienation from Christ maybe you need some holy ghost weed pulling. Now faith in our Lord Jesus Christ we wait to be approved in our righteousness of hope. Now faith is the sure mixing agent of our faith when we set our foundation in Christ. Paul lets you know rich or poor, black or white. The only thing, now this is foundational only means, singular is my faith, your faith, your family, and neighbors faith is its LOVE. Every action must be task must be through love not envy, jealousy, pride, covetness, resentment, bitterness, anger, immoralty, must be love.

You are striving for Christ right? What has discouraged you from living in love a brother, a sister, a job, a situation, more important is it YOU?