Friday, November 9, 2012

God Can't Bless Sin

God cannot bless sin.  Approved workman will not be ashamed, amen? 
[2Timothy 2:15  "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth."]
Approved... do you know what approved means.... doer, not hearer only. 
[Rom 2:13  "..for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified."
James 1:22  "But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves."]
By this bible is how we are to live.  Our wedding garments being ready is in self examination between our life alongside of the Word of God.  When they don't match I must humble myself... not hold onto 'if it feels good do it'... no, i admit my sin, KNOWING that He will forgive and then I will make a conscious effort to co-labor w/ the Holy Spirit and remove the spots from my wedding attire. 

No, I can't do it on my own... but I cannot expect a victorious life if I don't try.

The problem many are having is that they've deviated for long enough down the path that they CANNOT SEE a way out from their current circumstances.  To come clean before God is a leap of faith.   
*Ex. of widower going to the V.A. using a cane when he didn't need one.
----healing will never come because he's not in a position to rely on God.
Some people get stuck in a wrong relationship because of dependency....if it was biblically rooted it wouldn't be this way... do you really think this isn't a trap of satan?

Do the hard thing.... REPENT.... and then conform to Christ.  Put your life in HIS hands even if you can't see it rt. now.... it's that way on purpose you know.  It's hard this way on purpose you know.... because He wants you to love Him for who He is... for His promises.... will you continue to treat Him as a liar as the rich young ruler... or will you stretch out your arms and die to self?  All the rich young ruler could see was his current situation.... he talked the talk but would NOT walk the walk.... how are you any different?

How wicked and deceitful are our hearts?  And how our flesh is quick to align w/ satan's lies that we are christians, yet we sit here and ignore how to live? 
And they called 'Lord, Lord'....but He said "I never knew you."[Matthew 7:22-23].... Do you think for one moment that you are exempt from this?  are you making history here in a fairy tale book?  or is this book the Words of life eternal?

Old billboard signs w/ layers upon hidden layers.... I want to be one of those digital billboard signs glowing from within w/ His light...and ready to change at a moments notice...
Choose this day whom you will serve!

The Lord gave me a picture this morning... to look and consider 'families'.  I have my family name.... I have family traits... I look like them....
There are a lot of people out there with the label 'christian' on them but throughout the scriptures the Lord warns us that His idea of sonship is different... His idea of who 'family' is, in His kingdom, is different.  His family is honorable and upholds the name.  not hearers only but doers... ones with good fruit to back it up.
At the banquet we must have proper attire to enter in... [Matthew 22:1-14] there are things we must do.... we have the invitation...that's free, but we must be responsible in honoring the name. 
Luke 17:7-10
"Which of you,
having a slave
plowing or tending
sheep, will say to
him when he has
come in from the
field, 'Come
immediately and
sit down to eat'?

"But will he not say
to him, 'Prepare
something for me
to eat, and properly
clothe yourself and
serve me while I
eat and drink; and
afterward you may
eat and drink'?

"He does not thank
the slave because
he did the things
which were
commanded, does

"So you too, when
you do all the things
which are
say, 'We are
unworthy slaves;
we have done only
that which we ought
to have done.'"

This is a king we are talking about here.  If you show up late or sloppy and if He'd allow you in... He really doesn't have authority does He?  And then everyone could abuse the privilege.  No, the King is in absolute power and if you will not obey, you will be made an example of.... because it's fair.  He's holding up his end of the bargain.... He's written it in blood and it gives those adopted hope.... finally something they can rely on...finally a promise kept it's no wonder they love Him more cuz they realize what they've really been given.

Do you realize what you've been given church? Let's be 'true family'... not just the name, but in all respects.... live it!

Proverbs 31 Bootcamp

The FIRST video I ever made.... before I was ever on YouTube! 

Proverbs 31:10-31 "The Virtuous Wife"
10 Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
15 She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
 For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all."
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
 And let her own works praise her in the gates.