Thursday, August 18, 2011
...begins in the inner man.
Do not begin to think your testimony to the outside world begins with your words or your deeds towards them.
A true witness begins in the heart... your heart... as you line your heart up with My+ Words.
You must learn to stand against your fears... which are all lies from the adversary and the tormenting spirits.
You must learn to "tell" the unseen forces that YOU will not believe them anymore. You must learn to shut the door to the unclean voices clamoring for you to mis-trust ME+, saying "HE+ will not take care of you-ou-u!" There are no ... NO, NONE ... others who can thwart My+ plans for your life if you walk in My+ Will.
Your fear casts aspersions upon My+ Character, but I+ always have and always will take care of My+ Sheep.
Do not cast aspersions
upon My+ Name;
I+ never forsake My+ own.
I+ do not lie to you.
I+ will always guide you and care for your every need... the needs of your heart and mind, as well as the needs of your physical person.
Is not My+ eye upon the littlest sparrow? Do not agree with the adversary against ME+ and question My+ integrity towards you.
How can you doubt My+ care of you, after so many years? Do not hurt My+ heart so.
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GOD has in these last days spoken unto us by HIS SON+
WHOM+ HE has appointed Heir+ of all things,
also made the Ages;
being the Radiant Splendor of HIS Glory,
and the express image of HIS Essence,
and upholding all things by the Word of HIS Power,
when HE+ had
purged our sins,
at the RIGHT HAND
of the MAJESTY ON HIGH.
Then having a Great High Priest
WHO+ has passed through the Heavens,
JESUS, the SON+ of GOD ,
hold fast our confession.
For we do not have a High Priest
not being able to sympathize with our weaknesses,
but One+ WHO+
was tempted in all points like we are,
yet without sin.
let us come near with confidence
to the Throne of Grace
that we may receive mercy,
and find Grace to help in time of need.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
There is no way around it: You MUST pick up daily discipline in order to grow. Otherwise, you will be vigorously tossed about by all the daily trials that beset you. Yes, trials DO come to every Christian every day. But, if you establish a daily discipline in your daily routine , your walk will become much smoother in spite of the trials.
And he that taketh not his cross,
and followeth after ME+
is not worthy of ME+.
How do we "pick up our cross" if we have no persecution?
We do it by applying DISCIPLINE to ourselves.
Discipline does not mean that we beat ourselves with whips and cords. No, it is far more of an endurance trial than that.
Discipline entails self-denial of "softening" pleasures. It entails replacing time spent in worldly activities with GODLY pursuits. It means submitting our daily schedule to HIM+ to embrace prayer stops at 9 a.m, noon, and 3 p.m. It involves submitting our reading material to HIM+, replacing much of it with The Word of GOD.
Discipline involves stopping ourselves at the doors that say, "No Trespassing -- This Concern of Yours Will Be Handled by ME+. "
This is the way the serious disciple of CHRIST JESUS learns to make HIM+ LORD... truly LORD... of his life.
Let us learn to practice discipline.
It is the one path of
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