Wednesday, April 12, 2017

No Sad Stories

Elder David Green brought out the true perspective in “No sad stores”.
[Psa 45:1-8 KJV My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee. Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.]

I have no sad stories, disappointment yes, lost expectations yes; God is still on the throne…All things worked and still work for my good, that is why I have no sad stories.
God is working for this body and this truth. He has no forsaken just because you don’t see it happening the way you perceived it to happen. His ways are higher, His thoughts are higher, He is doing a better thing. But when you’re carnal everything looks impossible, like an obstacle. But when you walk in the spirit, we can put the oil of gladness by quoting the scriptures. Use the word it doesn’t fail. We can cry or speak the word in power over our thoughts and our situations. God is working ALL things for our good.

[Phl 4:8 KJV  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.]
Think on these things!!!
The flesh goes straight to the negative, sad story…pity me, woe is me…problems. Come on this is a ploy, speak to the serpent and let him know you have NO SAD STORIES. You have testimonies of God working it out for good. Speak it! Get out of the pit.

The word always has an answer, an example to show you how to get out of the pit.
 Two disciples on their way to Emmaus, why, because things didn’t go as planned. The one they thought would become King is dead. Their expectation, hope of the future, their ideas and plans were crushed…. What did God do? He showed up…[Luk 24:17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?] WHY ARE YOU SAD? What is coming out of your mouth???

Daniel was thrown in the pit, 2 things: 1 didn’t stop praying 2 came up out of it with “Oh king live forever, my God has delivered me. No sad story here!!! God showed up in the loins den and a better result came forth, No one better speak a word against the God of Daniel. [Daniel 6]

[Gen 50:15, 20 KJV And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. ... 20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.] When you’re not doing right you get scared. But Joseph’s answer was, God showed up and worked it all out for good.

[Job 1:20-21 KJV Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.] I have a greater expectation than this situation. God is good!

Jesus in the garden Gethsemane
[Luk 22:42, 44 KJV 42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. ... 44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. [Jhn 18:4-6 KJV Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.] Jesus knew what was coming. He won the battle on His knees and met the trail head on. Just like David ran toward Goliath, Jesus walked right out and faced it. WHY??? Because there’s NO SAD STORIES IN GOD.

Paul said it like this; I press toward the mark…I have fought a good fight…. A crown of righteousness is waiting for me and to all them that love His appearing. If anyone should have a story of praise, it’s us… I was glad when they said unto me, let us go to the house of the Lord…The Lord will not withhold any good thing to them that walk uprightly.

Submitted by: Tina Marie

Thursday, April 6, 2017

It's a tail of a story

Talking with the Lord today about the false teacher… the tail and talebearer came to mind. A tale or tail…A false prophet or teacher, using the word of God yet teaching the traditions of men. Not dividing the word properly nor using the word to define itself as directed within the word; but teaching others as though it was truth. Deceiving and being deceived.
[Isa 9:15 KJV The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.]

First your mind doesn’t define lie or truth when it receives it, it stores all things equal. You have separate a lie from truth, but just like a computer, it’s just stored. Then when you form an opinion, you draw from your memory banks and form it. So if your memory banks have more lies than truth, you are forming an opinion with more lie support than truth support; your opinion is wrong.
 Today so many don’t seek, they just assume truth. I see posts, videos, mimes, pictures and stories that state “facts”. Who’s checking this??? Most people are so consumed with a busy life, work and entertainment (just stop for a moment and “see” how many people of all ages are locked onto a phone), that they barely have time to actually talk to a person. I mean a real conversation that has depth.
The human connection that longs to touch and be touched within ones inner being. When you open up to another person and hear them. Undistracted and genuinely listening to them and them to you. Those heart to heart conversations that leave you feeling loved, supported and in relationship with another human being. This isn’t a conversation about other people, news and…. the latest gossip.
[Lev 19:16 KJV Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.]
We see these posts or hear opinions without regard if they are a tail or not. Lies spread much faster than truth, because they “offer and appeal” to this fleshly nature. It takes work to discover the truth. It takes work to make time to communicate with a person or God.
I read a post in less than a minute, but it took me over a half hour trying to discover if it was true. When I found out it was false, I posted it and was mocked. Mocked….why? Because the real story was far too much to read than the quick little picture image and few sentences that were stated falsely.
How does this all connect… the false teacher or prophet that teacheth lies.  The world has this “Satan and his demons” being everywhere, tempting you, drawing you away, making you sin, possessing you and conquering you; really think about it. The prince and power of the air…How fast do you hit the like, share or tell someone something without really knowing if it’s true or not?
[Eph 2:1-3 KJV And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.]
Talebearer… with the technology lies spread faster and firmer than ever before. Today it’s fact first and then if someone you trust points out its false, you might believe it was a lie. However it’s still stored in the memory bank of your mind. How much work are you willing to put into “getting to the bottom of it”, truth.  And when you go to draw a conclusion or opinion are you watching your thoughts (memory cells) for a truth or a lie memory.
When you are not checking yourself against the truth, YOU are the one spreading the lies. Not some fairy-tale demon to blame. You are the one speaking according to the desires of the flesh and mind.  God said to let His mind (the word of truth) be in you that you might not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. The word demon just describes a spirit (thought or action) within flesh. To lie is the spirit of lying. The spirit of tale bearing.
We are in a mass flood of unrighteousness. Everywhere you turn is lies. From advertisements, fiction novels, social media, news, radio broadcasts, videos and apps that help you “spread the word” or teaching. Think about it the next time you “share” something. I’ve been caught up in it. It’s fast and without thought. You read it, like it and share it. You hear it, believe it and tell it. If we don’t stop to check it, we have followed the course of this world. Thankful I know how to repent. Now It’s putting into practice the “check it” before I spread it.

Submitted by: Tina Marie

[Isa 44:8 KJV Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.]
If you take the time to really define satan as the word of God defines it and look into history; you'll fine out that ancient religious beliefs had multiple gods. A good god, an evil god, a god for this and a god for that. But Israel was taught from the beginning that there wasn't any God but the One true living God of Israel. The story that satan is some fallen angel that has all the powers of God, is a tail of a story.
[Deu 6:4-5 KJV Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.]