GENESIS CHAPTER 3-The man and woman sin
Leaders should have integrity (Psalm 78: 72)-72. So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.David, the chosen Servant of Christ was filled with the Holy Spirit; and so he was blessed by God with the integrity and ability to lead the people and offer provisions; guiding them skillfully; with his hands. God's leaders should be people of integrity.
May God bless you with the ability to live a life of integrity today, tomorrow, and forever until the day of Jesus' return. Amen.
When we see ourselves in a situation where we're being persecuted for the cause of Christ, we can have the certainty that we will be blessed in all trial and tribulation especially for the cause of Christ. Many times we face rejection from peers, whether it be at school, work, or community; those who do not understand God's way will often see His Children as evil because they do not agree or share our views; the LORD will BLESS US! Stay faithful, rejoice! For the LORD'S love and acceptance supersedes any other!
We should never opt to repay evil for evil, because we become exactly what we've been working not to become; we (God's Children) do not want evil in our lives no matter how badly other's deal with us, we can never succumb to the dealing of the godless.
The LORD be with you and guide you all the days of your life! Amen!
We should never be tired of doing the right thing spiritually, mentally, physically.. we should have the mind of Christ. When we have the mind of Christ, we will do the right thing... God bless and the Lord's peace be with you! Amen!
Do not associate with hypocrites-(Psalm 26: 4)-I do not spend time with liars or go along with hypocrites.The Church does not associate with vain persons, or dissemblers. This is a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives. The reason the Church does not associate is because the Church lives in the Spirit and in truth. They can not co-exist with deception or falsehood.
We should be glad to share our home with those in need of food and lodging. God has granted us the ability to do this in confidence when they are sent by Him in faith. We should be very confident and generous in this because it is a gift from God to be this way. And according to our gift, we should exercise them in a way that reflects God. If we are called to do something we should do it with all our hearts, strength and ability. And people will see this example, and give God glory for it. They will know that it was God himself that sent you. We can do nothing apart from God. So the glory is His and His only forever and evermore. Amen.
I hope these verses help to clarify your questions on hope, and that it strengthens the hope you have as believers all over the world. May the LORD continue to bless you, guide you, and protect you until His return! Amen!
I hope this study is as beneficial to you as it is to me. We all need to be reminded of what God requires of His Church. Let us continue to practice honesty in our lives for continued growth and blessings for our lives and the lives of those who surround us. Until the next study, may the Lord bless you all, stay true. Amen.
***This verse clearly states that man should not lie with man, and woman should not lie with woman. This is an abomination to the LORD.
What this means is that if we part take, or practice any of the things described in these passages, we can expect not to be saved, in other words, we cannot call ourselves God's children,or claim that we will enter heaven living in these conditions. We must get to a place in our lives where we take a stand and decide within our hearts to no longer practice these thing out of Love for our God. When we do this, we are showing Him that we LOVE Him, and not ourselves to go on living the way we think we ought to. I hope this study clarifies any uncertainty with respect to this subject. These are very clear and concise verses on the subject of homosexuality. We hope they are as much a blessing to you as they have been to us. Have a blessed week everyone!
Let us bow our heads and pray:
"Heavenly Father we come to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ giving thanks for your Son, Salvation, and Your Word today and everyday. We pray that your Holy Spirit would pour out your blessings and help us to grow in those areas that desperately need improvement. We ask that you cleanse us by the blood of Christ that was shed for our sins on the cross at Calvary. We pray that your Word continue to teach, correct, and guide us in Your righteousness, so that we may live forever with You in Your Kingdom. And we bless your name for all you have done for us! May you bless your Leaders to continue to live by Your Word, and be a blessing to those in need. In Jesus' name, we pray, Amen!"
This is a catch up to the studies that we have been studying for the last several weeks. Here you will find the subjects, descriptions, and books in the bible pertaining to each. Please be sure to read them on your own, and contact us should you have questions or concerns. We hope you are as blessed as we are in these studies, as weekly we feel God's many blessings, and hope you do too.. God bless you!
Today's lesson is the power of the believer through our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ who has given us the power and authority over even the most difficult of situations. This chapter shows that our words have life when spoken in the name of Jesus. We have the ability given by God to speak prophetically; to prophecy over any life, and win victory over Satan and his tactics. The power of the LORD is so great that when accompanied by faith, will receive the most amazing results!!! The dead shall live again; the sick shall be healed, the blind will again see..the list goes on and on..there is nothing impossible for our God, therefore there is nothing impossible for God's Children. This chapter is a reminder for any Christian struggling with weariness, or discouragement in their walk of faith. We hope that it is as much a blessing to you and your loved ones as it is to ours. So, when you're going through a rough time in faith, family, love, friendship, work relations, and you feel you will not be able to go on, or are losing hope, remember this chapter..repeat it out loud if you need to, take heart, and don't lose faith..keep believing and speaking God's amazing power over your life, and the lives of your loved ones or friends, and speak blessing over it all...the results will shock you! May God continue to bless you all until next time!!
Let us pray:
"Heavenly Father we come to you once again in the name of Jesus, asking that you would be moved greatly to mercy over our lives, and forgive us any offenses we may have committed knowingly, or unknowingly. We ask that you would continue to pour out your blessings over our lives and the lives of our Brothers and Sisters across the globe..that you would send healing over us all.. our hearts and land, that you would bless every aspect of our lives. Please help us to continue to grow, and remember your powerful message in Ezekiel chapter 37; to prophecy blessings and continued victory over our lives and the lives of others all across the world. Father God that your Holy Spirit would be manifested in a very special way, and that chains would be broken all over our Countries. Please send your angels to encamp around us, protect us, and shield us from all evil, malice, and illnesses in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen."
We are not to spread rumors and lies about anyone; at anytime. We should not cooperate with the wicked by lying on the witness stand in any Court house. Gossip and lies are just as bad as murder. We should keep away from gossiping even if what is being said is true.
Christians should not spread slanderous things about anyone at anytime. We should not spread lies about anyone to get what we want. The LORD makes it clear that He is God, and He sees this deception, and they will not go unpunished.
When gossips are spread amongst the Church, it betrays the confidence of the one who shared the secret to begin with. When we refrain from gossiping, people will remain confident in sharing personal matters with us in the future, and we, in turn, will be able to help in the future, which is the primary goal for every Christian. The reason we are here is to help one another. However, we cannot help one another if we are quick to betray one another's confidence, and lose trust. The enemy loves when the Church partakes in gossiping for this reason.
People who make trouble are the ones who plant these seeds of strife. What this means is that they are quick to say and do things that sew discord among brethren. This in turn, can separate the best of friends. The result is hurt, sadness, anger, strife, madness, illness, and the list goes on. People that were intended to have great, and healthy relationships end in misery, separation, even loneliness, and nobody wins this way. Again, the enemy loves this.
What this verse means, is the same way fires burn out for lack of fuel, quarrels, fights, and evil also disappear when the gossiping ends. If we are God's children, we would be careful not to let gossip in, and stop it at it's tracks as soon as there is any sign of it among our congregation. This is the way the LORD wants it.
Gossip is attractive in that when it reaches our ears, most people are immediately drawn into it, not realizing it is extremely bad for them. The enemy knows that anyone partaking in gossip is in as much danger of following him as a person who commits murder. It is a trick of the enemy, to not only separate us from our friends and family, but to separate us from the one true living God. This bad habit needs to end in our Churches. It is a horrible thing to engage in. We should be demonstrating God's love for one another.
When the Church refuses to acknowledge God (deliberately disobeying Him), they are as a non-believer; like someone who has not yet repented of their sins, therefore, can lose their salvation. If we do not follow God, we prove that we are following the enemy. This is evident in people who participate in gossip as well.
In this part of scripture, it's actually referring to young widows in the Church. That is why it is recommended that they re-marry so that they can avoid sin during idle time. Young people with a lot of time on their hands can end up engaging in some of the worst sin. If we look further into scripture, in verses 14 and on, it describes just that. They are recommended to remarry, have children, and occupy their time by taking care of their own homes. This is to prevent the enemy from having anything to say against them.
I hope this study is helpful in clarifying the importance of not engaging in gossip. It is a sure way to end friendships, relationships, and more. Exercising care in this goes a long way among discipleship, and is proven beneficial in any other setting, and in the workplace. It is a sign of weakness both in the Church and in the professional setting. Let us continue to pray for one another and remember to refrain from gossip. God bless you!
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