Are my emotions crucified with Christ?

Many times we look at this Scripture – even quote it without realizing that it also applies to our emotional state. If Christ lives in me am I willing to allow Him to govern my thoughts? It is our thoughts that take down the rabbit trail of emotional distress. Phil 4:6-7 ESV (Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures will be the ESV version found at http://www.Biblegateway.com.) “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  There will be situations in our lives that call for asking for help with our thought patterns and the behaviors that result from them. Note that 2 Corinthians 10:5 speaks to just that “We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,..” God will never leave his people helpless and alone.

When He says “we” He means just that. We belong to a body of believers.  Ro 8:28 declares “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” “We know” this from reading the Bible and believing what it says. We know this because we attend our weekly fellowship meetings where a teacher of God’s word expounds Scripture to us as we grow to love God and feed on His word. We know this when we discuss our growth in the Lord and our life events with our brothers and sisters and receive affirmation that we are walking in the right direction. James 5:16 announces “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”

How encouraging to know that a person crucified with Christ has such powerful forces working on their behalf. This applies to the little things in life that a slight hiccups. However, it also applies to the huge mountains that have sent landslides of rocks across our paths and seem to be insurmountable. Those mountain paths may seem to be impassable, but God has an answer and a solution for continuing our journey of joy (1 Peter 1:3-8).  We are never alone. His presence is always with us because the Holy Spirit lives in us. At this point, you may be thinking then why am I depressed? Why do I feel so alone? Why can’t I feel like my risen Savior? Those are all great questions to ask. If you are asking yourself these questions seek answers. They are there, buried in the jewel of great price, The Bible.

Contact us if you need help. That is why this ministry was formulated by the Lord. To feed God’s children, to grow The Kingdom of God by sharing the Gospel with God-seekers.

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Live blameless lives.

#lovingunconditionally
Loving others without adding expectations from them is like living blamelessly. How does God love me? That is the question I ask myself as I develop relationships with others,
He doesn’t pass the buck when I make a mess of things! He doesn’t play the blame game either. He just forgives. How about us?

Judah’s inheritance!

#GodsBlessingAreSure

He is our strong tower!

True emotional safety can only be found through Christ! It is yours for the asking! Ask us how you can acquire it? #SafeinJesus!

Freedom is Never Free-Someone has to pay the price!

#ThePriceWasPaid

When one determines that love and equity are the words to live by they know that going up against the system has a price! As we travel through history we have learned that freedom was and will never be free! Someone has to pay the price for change to occur! TY Dr. King and your family for keeping the dream alive. All of humanity should live as you did. You grew closer to God and you loved ALL people better. Then you took your lifestyle to the streets to show all Americans how to grow closer to God and love ALL people better! Dr. King took the Shamah seriously

 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:30-31 NET)

When Dr. King stated

“But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred” [1]

he believed in acquiring freedom through love. “Bitterness and hatred” are permeating this nation at a rapid rate. We are a nation of Christians. Let us live by what Scripture commands us to do…

Hebrews 12:14-15 declared “ Pursue peace with all men, as well as holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.  Be careful that no one falls short of the grace of God, so that no root of bitterness will spring up to cause trouble and defile many. ” (Berean Study Bible).

Jesus Christ died to set us free from the fear and worry that develops into bitterness and hatred. Scriptures about freedom and our use of it.

  1. For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Gal 5:1 ESV [2]
  2. For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Gal 5:13
  3. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 1 Pet 2:16.
  4. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

Do not allow the politics of the times and the conditions of the human spirit to strip you of the kind of freedom that God prophesied through Isaiah and fulfilled in the birth, death, and resurrection of His son Jesus Christ.

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; Isa 61:1

The enemy has a spirit of condemnation. He creates the “root of bitterness” that divides. It starts with a little seed. Then the root grows down into our souls and buries itself in our spirit. Now that it is firmly established the stem emerges in the form of thought of bitterness. The thoughts produce leaves of bitterness that see every injustice as something that should be spoken about with words of fear and hatred that leads to destructions of relationships. This process has perfected itself when it produces the kind of fruit that we see on the news and on social media where one sees only the bitterness and dark side of every comment that a person makes.

One wants to condemn, and or justify the behavior of persons who are – compared with Scripture, not speaking words of love. Fear and dread become our thought process and bitterness and hatred -even though we will NOT admit it, becomes our continual response to everything and everyone that threatens our perceptions of freedom. But Scripture declares that a child of God has…” no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” Ro 8:1-4. The very Son of God was murdered – if you view historical documents of the law codes of the times all proceedings of the trial of Jesus Christ was in violation of those laws. Pilate said it “I see no wrong….” But envy, bitterness, and hatred won – or thought that it won – that day- and the Son of God was murdered! But His murder was necessary for us to receive freedom.

Dr. King continued,

 I have a dream that one day ‘every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.’

[Here Dr. King was citing Scripture Isa 40:3-5 KJV.]

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. 

All flesh has not seen the glory of the Lord yet.  Dr. King continued.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day. [3]

Can we hope and believe as Dr. King did that “True freedom-spiritual freedom will come to all flesh, all people? That we will see a time when all who proclaim the name “Jesus” will grow closer to God and love people better? When all people who make the declaration of faith will be willing to stand for “freedom” for all people and live lives that demonstrate the Shammah. If you are concerned about the things that you are seeing in our current culture and it is impacting your spirit contact us.  Let’s talk through the kinds of things that you can do to allow the Holy Spirit to free your mind to live and love as our Heavenly Father wants you to live and love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

  1. Martin Luther, “Address At March On Washington”, King Encyclopedia (Stanford University, 2018), 2.
  2. Unless otherwise stated the scriptural references are from the English Standard Version https://www.biblegateway.com, 2018.
  3. Luther, “Address,” 3.

Will I allow others to care for me?

Interesting how we refuse to do this one isn’t it? So, does that mean we are being disobedient to the law of Christ? #careforeachother #allowotherstocareforyou

Compassion is only a word until it is allowed to become an action. Then we can see the Holy Spirit at work!

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It’s Saturday Night-Family Reunion Eve!

#FamilyReunion takes on a #NewMeaning when applied to #Kingdomgatherings

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Gen 12:3b (NIV) trumpets “and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Or as stated in Genesis 18:18 “Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.” (NIV) Every weekend this promise becomes reality!  In Acts 3:25 Paul confirms that these Scriptures are referencing all believers “25 And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, ‘Through your offspring, all peoples on earth will be blessed.” (NIV).

So, are your preparing to gather together in the place where He has placed His name to worship Him? Are you preparing your mind to receive His Word, His special Words that will teach us how to “grow closer to Him and love each other better?” 

What happens at family reunions? Love flows down like the cool refreshing waters of a mountain stream! It glows like the hot embers of a firepit on a cold night. It ignites actions of forgiveness, giving, belonging, and fellowship the way a match lights a candle that is sitting in a dark or dimly lit room.

Don’t have a place to go where you can worship Him? No worries.

  1. Use this site for teaching.
  2. Use the worship blog to sing praise to His name, or contact us and we will locate a Bible-believing congregation for you where you will be welcomed as members of the Family of God! It may take some time. But we will ask others to help us help you.
  3. Visit my church’s [FreedomLifeChurch] FB Page. This month we are fasting. Each day there is a devotional to guide and direct us.

People learning to grow closer to God and loving people better – where? All over the world! The biggest family reunion on earth. Be there!!

 

 

Our ways R not His!

#HeIsNotPleasedAtAll I was abruptly awakened this morning out of my very deep sleep with this Command- “Read your Scripture!” It was loud blasting like a megaphone! We can justify our actions or even our thoughts about actions and words we have spoken, but God and only God know the intent of our hearts. We can lie to everyone around us, but God knows why we are doing what we are doing and why we are saying what we are saying.

For the word of God (Jesus in this case) is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. (Heb. 4:12-13 NKJ)

To avoid self-deception or mental manipulation by others focus on Scriptures like “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths” (Prov. 3:5-6 NKJ).  It if sounds wrong it is probably wrong. If it has offended millions of people what I have said is probably of center, if not out and out wrong. My responsibility then is to follow Matt 18: and ask my brother for forgiveness. God does weigh our hearts. He knows it better than we do. If we have challenges being truthful to ourselves we will not be able to be truthful with others. Talk to someone about it. We are happy to help you!

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Just talk to Him!

Never become discouraged while praying. You don’t have to use Christianize language. Daniel knew that

“Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy.” – Daniel‬ ‭9:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Is that not our prayer for this nation today? Talk to our friend in prayer.

“Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to him: “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips.”

‭‭Hosea‬ ‭14:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

We don’t have to develop a “prayer language” to talk to God He is our friend. Prayer is not like learning French or some foreign language. We have the Holy Spirit within us. He intercedes and speaks to God as we pray. There will be times when we simply cannot find the words.  That is ok. What do we do when we go to a friend and we are distressed? What happens when we just don’t know what to say? We end up crying? Within the tears and incomprehensible words, the Holy Spirit cries out for us.

Speak to God as if He is our friend. Then the intimacy develops. He speaks to us as we study His words with faith. Belief is not conjured. It is a gift from God. If you are not sure how to develop the spiritual disciplines contact us. Someone will work with you on discovering what they are and the benefits to your walk with him.

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Try the spirits…all presented truth is NOT truth!

 

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