We all get fed up with the overwhelming
negatives that bombard us from time to time during each year. We often
fail to see God's overall plan. That plan includes a
war we are all born into, a war that always has a set outcome if
we realize this. Failing to realize this leaves us at a disadvantage
Problems can be amplified in proportion
to our lack of focus.
are many that would advise you do this or do that. If you allow anyone
to get your eyes off Christ by getting you to focus on yourself to get
or keep saved, you're headed into unnecessary work -Matthew
11:28-30 "Come unto me.(Christ),
all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you
my yoke upon you and learn of
for I am
meek and lowly in heart and ye shall
find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden
the way not to lose heart in the midst of overwhelming difficulties facing
4:18 "...we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen..."-So do it! Start
by reading the subject on Creation/Evolution.
It will lift your faith focus to God. Do it! You're in a battle and you
need strong ammunition. And part of that ammunition is to take
time for your heart.
able also to save them to the 'uttermost'-(original
is 'all complete and perfect eternally', or 'to the end')-that
unto God by him, seeing he ever lives to 'make intercession'.(original
Greek is 'to keep hitting
Christian's creed by Trinity Aldous, no doubt inspired from the above scriptures
said by and about Jesus: "I will stand for you. I will fight for you. I
will carry this. You rest!"
feeble attempts to overcome. Without Christ, you just can't do it. Why?
You have no idea of the incredibly powerful being whom
you are going against. You don't have a hope on your own -John
15:5 ".....for without me ye can do nothing."
He's finished all the work for us! IT IS FINISHED!! You can rest!!
-John 17:4; 19:30.
And He'll do the same with your fleshly weaknesses -Ephesians
False ministers emphasize a message of hope for this
life and say little effective regarding your reward
in eternity -1Thessalonians
2:19 "For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not
even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?" 1Corinthians
15:19 "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men
They may emphasize that they "have dominion" over
your faith, rather than being a servant, a helper of your
joy and building up any faith you already
1:24 "Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers
of your joy. For by faith ye stand." Philippians
1:25 "And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue
with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith." Jude
1:20 "But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith,
in the Holy Ghost."
We build ourselves
up not by adhering to a religious bunch of do's and don'ts to the
point of thanksgiving on your part -Colossians
2:7 "Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye
have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving."
A false minister will tell you what
you have to do (rules and regulations) to get and keep right with
God. He'll make you think that the
law involving the ten commandments was for all of God's people for all
time. With this, your conscience will always be telling you that you've
"never done it well enough" and you'll feel inadequate and with something
lacking, just as the young man who came to Christ - talked about above.
How is it that you feel in your heart from what you have heard where you
have been going and learning?
Just ask yourself: "Am
really abounding in the joy of the Lord?" Is life better for you?
If so, great! Is it confusion, disorientation, worry, apprehension
and depression mixed in with a bit of hopelessness
with you, or Galatians 5:22,23.
A false minister's.(and
a true one's).fruit is you!-How
are you feeling?
A true minister will want your joy
to be full -1John
1:4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full."
A true minister
will tell you your identity
in Christ, that you are holy, righteous and perfect. A true minister will
be busy building up grace
in you -2Corinthians
8:6 "Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would
also finish in you the same grace also." Ephesians
4:29 "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that
which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the
20:32 "And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of
his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an
inheritance among all them which are sanctified."
He'll move you into becoming more
stable through his preaching about what Jesus Christ did to make this possible
16:25 "Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my
gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation
of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began." Colossians
2:2 "That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love,
and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement
of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ."
False ministers will tell you to get
out of your life that
which was already put out of your life by the blood of Jesus.
A false minister will build your sin
conscience by focusing your mind on what
you must be working on to be right with God and will avoid or minimize
building awareness or conscience of Christ and your
confidence therein -Hebrews
6:18,19 "That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for
God to lie, we might have a strong consolation,
who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us; which
hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which
entereth into that within the veil."
10:18,19,20,22 "Now where remission
of these is, there is no more offering for sin.(because
one offering covers sin for all time in the past, present and future.
That's why sin no longer counts and
we can have boldness and confidence in living in a
relationship with God).
therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of
Jesus...By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated
for us, through the veil,
that is to say, his flesh...Let us draw near with a true heart in full
assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience,
and our bodies washed with pure
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