Around another corner in NC

Why I love NC:

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Heroes loading up Heroes :  Into harms way or exercises, both can be deadly.  God Speed.

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Is the Holy Spirit? – 5 – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

It is my firm belief, that we can track all the Gifts of the Spirit,  through the Old Testament.  Except Tongues and Interpretation of Tongues.

The Gifts of Healing,  Working of Miracles,  Discerning of Spirits, Prophesy are all quite easily found.  When we get to Tongues and Interpretation of same, I come up a little short.

We find Tongues easy enough at the building of the Tower of Babel:

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Not a tower but a piano took imagination, unity and teamwork to build.

“The Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of
men builded.  And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.  So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.”

So we see the Lord used Tongues to scatter the people, because He understood the Power of Unity, teamwork and imagination.

We find Tongues and the Interpretation of Tongues on the Day of Pentecost,  to draw all to Him, into one Powerful, United body.  Able to Imagine and accomplish anything.

It took a little over 100 years for man to screw it up and loose it.  As in Joshua’s time, Israel followed the Lord as long as some were alive who had seen the signs, wonders and miracles of the Exodus.

Once all had died that had received the original Baptism of the Holy Spirit, the will and knowledge to press on to the high calling dimmed.

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It was not Gods will that, the signs, wonders and miracles stopped.  But mans ability to be led astray.

Father God, pkease lead us back to the straight and narrow,  the place of Power and Might,  the Holy of Holies.
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Our current path: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

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In the book of Judges we read our story.   Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”

Everyone does what thay want, it is all good, all normal, all excepted in the eyes of man.  Men with men, women with women,  Man is women. …

We have even gone so far as to find a man of God to Bless our folly:

” Now know I that the Lord will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest.”

We can always find someone to validate our behavior.   They can even claim to have the mind of God in the matter.   Watch out, that boat won’t float.

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” Go in peace: before the Lord is your way wherein ye go.”

When the man you are following, is not a man of God, do not expect the Lord to give you the victory in whatever you plan or attempt.  

Many will die thinking they have won doing as they please.  More toys, money, fame.  Image the disappointment,  when they hear:

” depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

When we should have been ourselves saying :

“Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.”

” How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him:”

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What God wants 4 – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

God is looking for Love.

There are 3 kinds of Love:  Agape :  This is Gods love for us. A love like I have for my child and you for your children. You would jump in front of a train to save their life. “No greater love is there, than a man giving his life for another.”

Then there is Phillio love : or brotherly love, a love we have for those we care for, brotherly love.

Eros love:  Lust, our favorite, which eventually wares off and we end up with devorce.

Gods love is such that He kept trying to find a people who would love and obey Him.

Many years later, we find Abram,  who becomes Abraham because he believed the promise of God,  At 100 years old he would Father many nations.

He did and the Old Testament is full of the stories of the Hebrews  or Jews, The Lords chosen people.   They loved the Lord, fell into sin, began to be enslaved by this sin. Cried out to the Lord.

The Lord forgives them and sends Moses, Joshua then Judges to save them: Best known are Gideon,  Samson  and 10 others, this goes on for hundreds of years.  Love God, fall away, troubles, cry out to God, God saves, Love God….repeat …….again and again.

Then the people want to be like all the other Nations and have a king.  Saul, David (a man after Gods own heart), a sinner who knew how to repent.  Solomon  and many more, love God, fall away, (repeat over and over) untill He sent His Son.

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John 3:16-17
King James Version (KJV)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

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Walk in Wisdom, Walk in Jesus

Colossians 4:5-6
King James Version (KJV)
Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

If we read Proverbs we find Wisdom is to be sought always,  if we read carefully we find we can substitute Jesus for Wisdom and not be  off the mark.

1 Corinthians 1:30
King James Version (KJV)
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Jesus is our wisdom,  righteousness, sanctification and redemption. So when we walk in wisdom toward them that are without.  He is speaking of people that know the Lord, interacting with those who do not know Jesus.

When I was saved,  I had found faith, peace and joy, but patience,  meekness, goodness, gentleness, love or temperance had not yet developed in my life.  I had found a good thing and everyone I saw needed to come aboard or you’re all going to hell.

Instead of redeeming the time, in my zeal I am sure the people I loved and cared for the most were driven far from the Lord.  My speech had no grace or love.  Condemnation was my strong suit.

As I’ve grown I hope I’ve become more Christ like and recognize He loved the sinners and that my religious spirit was a worse sin than those who didn’t know the truth.

I pray now that the love and grace of our Lord is what people see, hear and expect from me.  That people find Jesus through my walk with Him.

Lord may you be lifted up, so all men will be drawn to You.

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Are we servents of righteousness?

Genesis 15:6
And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

This is the first of 289 times the word righteousness appears in the Bible.   

Abram had just asked the Lord, “Who will be my heir?”  He had only his trusted servent, no offspring.

The Lord told him:  “His seed would out number the stars.”

Abram was an old man his wife not far behind, well beyond child bearing years….he already knew the Lord, had been following Him for years…...he believed the impossible.  He would have heirs. …that is why it was counted to him for righteousness..

In the New Testament, Jesus said if we only believe. ….the fig tree or mountain would be cast into the sea. …do we believe?   Are we serving righteousness?

The book of Romans mentions righteousness 33 times, the most of any New Testament book. It is here we learn to be servents of righteousness.

Romans 6:16
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Romans 6:18
Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

Romans 6:19
I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

Romans 6:20
For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

Now that we know the Lord, our lives should be turned around. …we need to watch what we allow into our lives….TV, Internet, magazines. …music…

We need to stop fulfilling the lusts of the flesh, eyes and pride of life.  

2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

1 Samuel 15:22
 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

The Lord is not a hard task master. ..he said:

Matthew 11:29-30
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

All he really requires of us is to “Love the Lord and love our neighbors”…if we can learn to live this new commandment, the Lord will add to His Church daily such as should be saved.

We need to believe beyond salvation,  He healed all that were afflicted. …we will do all He did and more…

We need to believe the impossible.

Lord help me to share Your love, help my unbelief.

 

 

 

 

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