May 28, 2009
(Col 3:2) “Set your affection on things above, not on things of the earth.”
As Christians we should spend most of our time thinking about heaven and the things that concern God than we should the things of the earth. What we spend most of our time thinking about says a lot about where we are spiritually. If our minds are so consumed with the things that are going on in the world and how they affect us then we may be too encumbered by the flesh. However, if we give those worldly things which affect us in this world to God and ask him for the solutions to those issues then we may be on the path to spiritual thinking. Yes we know we are in the world but after we give our lives to Christ we are not of the world. Thus, we must begin to think on heavenly things. In fact, as kingdom saints the apostle Paul told us what our kingdom thought process should be made up of when he said “Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of a good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things (Phil. 4:8).” Thus, kingdom saints have their head wrapped around kingdom thoughts.
God Bless You
May 26, 2009
(Prov.15:2) says “The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from the hell beneath.”
The word “wise” in this particular text is translated the believer or Christian, because those that who are truly wise, trust in the one who has all wisdom, which is, Jesus Christ. As Christians, if we are going to have life and life more abundantly, we need to look up; when the bills are past due-look up, when your body is racked with pain, look up, when the children won’t seem to listen, look up; when your job seems to be a dead end job, look up; when relationships with the one you love seems to be broken, look up. King David, taught us this when he said “I will look to the hills from whence cometh my help, for all my help comes from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”
So if you want to depart from the hell beneath, including the hell on earth that we face sometimes…LOOK UP!!! Because, looking up and seeing God in the midst of your situation, changes your situation completely.
God Bless You
May 25, 2009
As we celebrate the Memorial holiday let us not forget to remember the sacrifices our service men and women make on our behalf everyday. They put their lives on the line that we might continue to enjoy the freedom that living in America affords us. This freedom didn’t come without thousands of Americans spilling their blood in foreign mud that we might have the right to pursue happiness and success under the covering of a free country that was built on the phrase “In God we trust”. With that said, I would like to encourage you to stop for just a moment today and say a prayer for the men and women in uniform because we know that our prayers will save lives in the war torn areas of Iraq, Afghanistan and lands we aren’t even aware of where the battles are raging.
God Bless You.
May 22, 2009
If we who proclaim ourselves to be Christians are going to be able to get into the presence of God; if we are going to be able to touch the holiness of God and experience Him in a way we never have before, we are going to have to be sanctified. To be sanctified is to be set apart for the service of God; to be sanctified is to have the purity of God in our thoughts, ways and actions. King David put it this way “create in me a clean heart O God and renew a right spirit within me”. Without this sanctification, without this clean heart and right or righteous spirit within us we won’t be approaching the Holiness of God. In fact, that’s what the Lord told Moses to tell the children of Israel in (Exodus 19:10:11) “Go unto the people and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes, and be ready against the third day: for the third day the Lord will come down in the sight of all the people upon Mount Sinai.” This sanctification process is an ongoing process; it’s not something we have a handle on today and all of a sudden we got this thing. No! It’s a process where we have to be conscience of how we are living our lives daily, and be ready to deal with all sin in our hearts at a moment’s notice, because the fact is that where sin resides God does not unless the sinful heart is in a state of repentance. Hence, if we are planning on approaching the holiness of God we have to live our lives the way God desires, we have to worship Him the way He desires to be worshipped and offer Him a sacrifice upon the altar of God that’s worthy of His fire falling and consuming our sacrifice.
God Bless You