- Created on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 16:01
- Written by Tom
(7 Steps for WE MUST ALL START SOMEWHERE!)
(Step 1. Understanding you are being led to the grave)
If there is one thing we can all agree on, it would be, we live in a world where each of us face a destination of being lowered down in some cold empty grave, with our name on it. Everything in this world as we know it, is finite with an end up ahead. We all grow up with the same vision, school where we learn what we are told to learn, a home life where we learn what our parents teach us and from there at a certain age, we step out into the world. There we are all subject to the rules of the world system, depending where we live and influenced by those who are in authority or the rulers of our nation we are part of.
IN this world, God is not a priority of knowledge made available or topic of satan as to being the ruler of this world. These topics are called a right of belief or religion more treated as some privilege as a gift to the people, so it doesn't make the list of importance in our society and government. This also is subject to the country depending which one you may live in. Not all countries give this right, freely. In fact, our religious belief is used as a weapon against us to manipulate fear, to stop any assembly from merging together and grow in numbers for power use.
This is why most people say, this is hell on earth. We learn to serve self that leads to failure at the end of our journey. From this the world will live in a depressed and a broken state of low morals internally. This world does not offer anything at all, that God has to offer us. It offers your dreams come true and just about anything you desire to possess, if you go after it. The world paints a beautiful picture with promises we like looking at. This is the temptation of the devil behind the scenes. The sad part is, we can't see the forest through the trees. Everything in the world, is built on lies and deception. It is all temporary and will not last. But this doesn't stop us. We think we have time to work it all out in the youth of our years. It's like jumping in the water head first, not knowing the water is filled with sharks awaiting their dinner. People, we have to stop living this way and make a change. This world is temporary, like satan and only leads to death.
Listen to me: God always makes a way out. 1Corinthans 10:13 THERE HATH NO TEMPTATION TAKEN YOU BUT SUCH AS IS COMMON TO MAN; BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL, WHO WILL NOT SUFFER YOU TO BE TEMPTED ABOVE THAT YE ARE ABLE; BUT WILL WITH THE TEMPTATION ALSO MAKE A WAY TO ESCAPE, THAT YE MAY BE ABLE TO BEAR IT. See here God is telling us if we trust Him, He will never leave us. Also He will show you the way out of the snares of the devil, when he comes. So people. WE MUST ALL START SOMEWHERE, if we are to change our destination of the grave that the world has awaiting us all.
To do this we will have to raise our standards. And change our priorities in our lives. God tells us the way out and how to live in this world. 1 John 2:15 LOVE NOT THE WORLD, NEITHER THE THINGS THAT ARE IN THE WORLD. IF ANY MAN LOVE THE WORLD, THE LOVE OF THE FATHER IS NOT IN HIM.
(Step 2. Changing your destination)
You must make a serious choice here. You need to be in the world, but not be of the world. What does this mean? This means stop doing things the way the world does and leads us to take part in. The world is already set up with rules to engage in, to follow and have an eventful and success life, if you so desire. The problem with this is, you give up your salvation and any chance to spend eternally with God. This is why satan so easily takes people down the road of separation from God, destination death. satan offers everything in this world to anyone willing to grab for it. The picture is usually beautiful, appealing to the eye, smell, taste, all of the 5 senses of our flesh. God on the other hand, tells you what it is like with Him, but we as people can not see words of promises from God, so we go for what the flesh wants instead. God tells us this world belongs to the enemy. Therefore, everything in and of this world, must be a sin against God. We have to accept this as true in order to say NO, to the world. It's the only way. This is the message John the Baptist was preaching. Matthew 3:1-2 IN THOSE DAYS CAME JOHN THE BAPTIST, PREACHING IN THE WILDERNESS OF JUDAEA. AND SAYING, REPENT YE: FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND. We take it for granted, that the Word of God is just for those in church, but it's not. This message is for anyone willing to listen and apply it in their lives. SO BELIEVERS AND UN-BELIEVERS. This is for you. WE must all REPENT. This word is not some religious word, it has a meaning. We must stop doing what we are doing if we are sinning against God. It means, correct your ways. LISTEN TO ME: You can't look up towards heaven and say, Lord forgive me my sins and walk away, feeling like you have just wiped the slate clean. You are deceived in thinking so. You must mean it in your heart and find confirmation, in your actions falling into play. Stopping that wrong. Your sin against God. This is what God is talking about, when He says, work out your own salvation. Look in Philippians 2:12 WHEREFORE, MY BELOVED, AS YE HAVE ALWAYS OBEYED, NOT AS IN MY PRESENCE ONLY, BUT NOW MUCH MORE IN MY ABSENCE, WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TEEMBLING. This is Paul here speaking to us. A message for all time. It would be wise to get a repentance heart, even before accepting Christ into your heart. I have seen numerous people over the years accepting Jesus, then being left alone and falling flat on their face. When John preached, the first act for us to take, was REPENT. An action taken by a heart filled choice. To make a change in the our destination from death, to life eternal. Before any other commitment could be made. Come join me, all of you, change your destination from death to life eternal. I love you all very much, His good servant, pastor tom!!!
(Step 3. Accepting Jesus, the Christ as Lord of your life)
Once we change our destination, our priorities change also. The way we think is different. We now understand life is not temporary, but eternal. This means death is also eternal. So it's a good and sound choice to want what God has to offer us. Even if we can't see His promises. By REPENTING, it becomes more clear that the hope that what God has to offer, becomes a possibility within our reach. This is what God is trying to get through to us, when He says in: John 20:29 JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM, THOMAS, BECAUSE THOU HAST SEEN ME, THOU HAST BELIEVED; BLESSED ARE THY THAT HAVE NOT SEEN, AND YET HAVE BELIEVED. As the disciples were walking about with Jesus, they knew not yet about Repentance. They were still in the learning stage with Him. This is why Repenting is so important to us. IT teaches us to act out our actions in our heart. Therefore making our decision more powerful when we all make the choice to accept JESUS into our lives and be Lord over everything. WE want to have a pure heart, so when we yield to God, He will desire our fellowship. Matthew 5:8 BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART, FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD. And it takes a REPENTANCE HEART to be pure. This way when you choose to receive JESUS, He knows you truly have a desire for Him.
LISTEN TO ME: God wants us to be with Him eternal. This is why He sent JESUS. As a bridge over to the Father. JESUS IS THE WAY. John 14:6 JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE; NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME. So you see, we must receive JESUS in our life. If we don't accept Him, then we have not changed our destination from death. JESUS IS THE WAY, THE ONLY WAY, THE ONLY CHOICE TO MAKE. So let's do this today. Choose JESUS! Now is always the time. 2 Corinthians 6:2 FOR HE SAITH, I HAVE HEARD THEE IN A TIME ACCEPTED, AND IN THE DAY OF SALVATION HAVE I SUCCOURED THEE; BEHOLD, NOW IS THE ACCEPTED TIME; BEHOLD, NOW IS THE DAY OF SALVATION. So when we accept JESUS, SALVATION IS MADE AVAILABLE. Grab onto it with both hands like silver and gold. There is nothing in this world more precious. Let's look at the word SALVATION in the dictionary. Meaning=DELIVERANCE FROM THE POWER AND EFFECTS OF SIN. Do you understand, JESUS is the deliverance from your destination of death. WOW, it doesn't get any better than that. Amen and praise God! Yes, we now have before us all. I know you have all heard this before. This is a gift and it's free. Yes that is true. But what people fail to tell you is, you now step in battle, the battlefield between good and evil. JUST AS JESUS DID, WHILE ON THIS EARTH. Your decision to accept JESUS into your life, you not only change your destination from death to life, you are stating also, that you choose to follow His example. His example was in every situation was obedience to the Father. John 5:19 THEN ANSWERED JESUS AND SAID UNTO THEM, VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU. THE SON CAN DO NOTHING OF HIMSELF, BUT WHAT HE SEETH THE FATHER DO; FOR WHAT THINGS SOEVER HE DOETH, THESE ALSO DOETH THE SON LIKEWISE. The Father was His example to follow. Since JESUS was sent for us, it only stands to reason, JESUS is our example to follow. This means as Jesus was, now also we are stepping into the battle of good and evil too. So we must get our heads out of the sand and start doing battle against the devil. The devil is attacking you as we speak. The church for too long has been sweeping this under the carpet, with the help of satan in the pulpit, of course. But now, we must make ready today and learn how and what is our part to play in God's plan. LISTEN TO ME, NOW!!! The lesson begins with obedience of the Word of God. WE can not make any excuses at all, for not doing as the Word tells us to do. It's the only way. JESUS SENT BACK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HELP US. (This is the voice of God) And to hear it, we will have to start obeying the Word of God, making no concessions. This is the area where we begin of our growth process, not like all of those counterfeits you are told in church. And we will talk about this next, in the next step. But for now, begin your journey of reading the Word daily and doing just as it says. Do not add to it and do not take away from it. I love you all very much, bless you in your walk with Jesus. His good servant, pastor tom!!!
(Step 4. Walking as Jesus! Our Example.)
Let's just jump right into the beginning of this step. Luke 9:23 AND HE SAID TO THEM ALL, IF ANY MAN WILL COME AFTER ME, LET HIM DENY HIMSELF, AND TAKE UP HIS CROSS DAILY, AND FOLLOW ME. We all know the story about Jesus, even if we haven't read the bible. This flawless account of obedience was rewarded with the cost of His very life. It's no wonder people are fearful to even attempt emulating the life walk of Jesus. For us to be obedient to God, could possibly cost our life. This is why the Word says: John 15:13 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. This is a selfless act of giving or love for another. This is what God's love is like, all the time. So we must all learn to walk in obedience like Jesus did. This means satan, the devil will be working hard on you, to kill, steal and destroy you in every area of your life possible. Remember, I mentioned the battle field. Well, it is on, between you and the demons of this world. You might loose your friend, your spouse, your children, your job, your home and everything in this world that is offered to you. And yes, it may even cost you your life. Just as it did Jesus. So if we want to do and hear from God, or the Holy Spirit, then we will have to submit. This means putting an end to the flesh, by removing our will out of the picture.
LISTEN TO ME: There is no other way, than allowing the will of the Father to rule over your own will. God is Spirit and we are Spirit and flesh at the moment. Our flesh will rule over our will every time until we learn to become one with God in the same Spirit. Once we become one in the same spirit, then we can be subject to God, the Holy Spirit and become a follower like Jesus, walking in obedience. This takes practice, so do not give up. It will not happen over night. This would be what Paul is expressing to us when he says in, 2 Timothy 4:7 I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT, I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE, I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH. He was faced with many hardships, but he did not allow his flesh to rule over him. He learned this through revelation from his conversion. He knew by walking in obedience, God would be with him. No matter what circumstance he would have to endure. So he made a choice to obey, yield his spirit to God and be content in knowing God would never leave him. Paul made this all clear in Philippians 4:11 NOT THAT I SPEAK IN RESPECT OF WANT: FOR I HAVE LEARNED, IN WHATSOEVER STATE I AM, THERE WITH TO BE CONTENT. Paul is talking now, about his position in Christ. We will talk more on this later. Yes he was fully aware of having a position in Christ. That he knows what he knows about the Gospel as the truth for all things and has the authority over that is in the world. Until we all come to understand this and live as Paul, being content in all things, we will fall back into the snare of the devil every time. Giving in to the flesh. Now we have it, the basic knowledge of the example we are to follow. If we fail here, we will continue in sin, the trap of the devil, just as so many are doing this present day we now live in, within the church walls world wide. So now we stand at the cross roads of going forward choosing life, or we can fall back in the same old trap we all make excuses for our falling. The choice is yours. Why not move forward. REPENT, OBEY GOD AND PICK UP YOUR CROSS DAILY AND FOLLOW JESUS. Why not start today, I do each and every day God gives me. I love you all. AND DO NOT EVER FORGET, IT COST EVERYTHING TO FOLLOW JESUS. His good servant, pastor tom!!!
(Step 5. Walking in the Light)
As you begin your real journey of growth, (reuniting with God), you step into a entirely different realm. People in the church talk about this as if you have climbed higher or you are somebody in the sight of God. This is only people being puffed up by their own self glorification. I LIKE TO SAY, WE ALL THINK MORE HIGHLY OF OURSELVES, THAN WE OUGHT TO. 1 Corinthians 13 IS ALL ABOUT THIS, PLEASE READ IT OVER AND OVER AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN. Also let us read this one. 1 Corinthians 3:18 LET NO MAN DECEIVE HIMSELF. IF ANY MAN AMONG YOU SEEMETH TO BE WISE IN THIS WORLD, LET HIM BECOME A FOOL, THAT HE MAY BE WISE. This is where it really gets exciting and at times we may not like WALKING IN THE LIGHT. When we truly Repent, when we truly start Obeying God and when we truly Take Up Our Cross and Follow Jesus, everything becomes different. You have heard people talk about Spiritual Eyes. Well, we know we are Walking In The Light when everything we see, comes to light. All darkness and the devils' work is exposed to you. You see the schemes of the enemy working. You see when satan is using people, even as they have no idea what is going on at the time. You know when people are lying. Nothing is hidden. People experience this all the time and you hear about this, but they aren't aware of what they are taking part in at the time. It's been called, hearing from God, or insight, or visions or many other things, I am sure. It's none of the about but yet part of all. Just lack of knowledge and understanding. Jesus walked around in the light, where ever He went. He knew it too. There are many accounts of Jesus, Walking in The Light, but lets just look at one so that you will understand and not be ignorant. Matthew 12:22-29 THEN WAS BROUGHT UNTO HIM ONE POSSESSED WITH A DEVIL, BLIND, AND DUMB; AND HE HEALED HIM, INSOMUCH THAT THE BLIND AND DUMB BOTH SPAKE AND SAW. AND ALL THE PEOPLE WERE AMAZED, AND SAID, IS NOT THIS THE SON OF DAVID? BUT WHEN THE PHARISEES HEARD IT, THEY SAID, THIS FELLOW DOTH NOT CAST OUT DEVILS, BUT BY BEELZEBUB THE PRINCE OF THE DEVILS. AND JESUS KNEW THEIR THOUGHTS, AND SAID UNTO THEM, EVERY KINGDOM DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF IS BROUGHT TO DESOLATION; AND EVERY CITY OR HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF SHALL NOT STAND; AND IF SATAN CAST OUT SATAN, HE IS DIVIDED AGAINST HIMSELF; HOW SHALL THEN HIS KINGDOM STAND? AND IF I BY BEELZEBUB CAST OUT DEVILS, BY WHOM DO YOUR CHILDREN CAST THEM UT? THEREFORE THEY SHALL BE YOUR JUDGES. BUT IF I CAST OUT DEVILS BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, THEN THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS COME UNTO YOU. OR ELSE HOW CAN ONE ENTER INTO A STRONG MAN'S HOUSE, AND SPOIL HIS GOODS, EXCEPT HE FIRST BIND THE STRONG MAN? AND THEN HE WILL SPOIL HIS HOUSE. Do you see where it says, AND JESUS KNEW THEIR THOUGHTS. The devil was using the Pharisees, (church people in those days). Because there was a crowd, the devil wanted to trick Jesus, entrap Him, where Jesus might look foolish in the eyes of the people watching. But because Jesus was Walking In The Light, as I am telling you, all darkness came to light. So Jesus knew the right response, answered, therefore exposing the trick of the devil.
LISTEN TO ME: God has a plan. And it has been on going since the beginning as we know it. And if we are to see this plan, we will first need to be able to see as God sees. This is the purpose for Walking In The Light. All darkness is exposed so that we can see the evil works being done against us. This is how we can make better choices and be obedient to God. We want to avoid the snares of the devil. Isn't this what the Word of God tells us to do, to avoid the snares of the devil. This is why it's so important to remove yourself and not be of the world and it's system. It's filled with snares of the devil. To keep you walking in darkness. And not in the light.
There is a purpose and plan(Walking in the Light coming soon, be patient)
Come back soon after the Spirit shows me how to make this clear, see you soon, waiting on God.
WAITING ON THE SPIRIT AGAIN. p tom!!!
Be patient, coming soon as the spirit leads me, pastor tom!!!Write comment (0 Comments)