We can only find fullness of faith when we are willing to yield our pride and our own will to the Lord. Like Jesus said in the Garden, “If it be Thy Will, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless not My will, but THINE be done!” (Mat.26:39). He has to have our cooperation.
Submission is the first step. If we are unwilling to take this step, we won’t be able to go to other steps! We have to make the decision. He’ll do everything else for us–give us strength, wisdom, life, love. All that He asks is for us to commit ourselves. He likes for us to freely choose and yield to Him because we love Him.
Total love gives all! But if we give our all to Him, He gives His all to us! You can have peace and power that you’ve never known before–with Jesus–if you’ll just let Him control your life. Have faith in God’s love and yield yourself to Him in submission and humility and let Him empower you!
“Deep abiding joy fills all my life today!
There is a special reason why I love to pray!
There is an inner Wellspring deep within my soul:
Jesus, precious Jesus, has at last complete control!”
The best thing that we could possibly ask of the Lord for ourselves is that we all be faithful! “Be thou faithful unto death,” He says, “and I will give you a crown of life!” (Rev.2:10).
If you think about trying to be faithful the rest of your life, that just scares you, that worries you! That’s just too big, you’ll never make it!–But what about today? You may have had your little trials and testings, you may have gotten discouraged, you may have made mistakes. But have you still got your faith today? Then you’re full of faith! You’ve been faithful today!
You can only live one day at a time! You can only be faithful one day at a time! So don’t worry about when you weren’t faithful yesterday or whether you’re going to be faithful tomorrow, but do your best to be faithful today. Just be faithful one day at a time. You don’t even have to have faith for a whole day. The only faith you need is what you have got right now! Just have faith for this moment, right now, one moment at a time.
Just be faithful every day, one day at a time, and you will inherit an eternal crown of life!
Under the New Testament system God no longer requires just a 10% tithe as He did in the Old Testament. Do you know what He requires now?–100%! He expects you to give your whole life and everything you own for the Lord, in full-time service, as much as you can! The tithe is God’s second best! It’s an easy way out for those who are not willing to give all!
But there are others who are in full-time service for the Lord, devoting their full time and energies and everything to preaching the Gospel, and still tithing whatever income God gives them! They are 110%ers! They are actually already giving 100%, plus tithing 10% of their income! They’re giving their whole lives and their time and their strength and serving the Lord completely full-time–plus tithing 10%!
Those people could say, “We are giving our full time for the Lord and God’s service! It’s all going into the Lord’s work. We’ve already forsaken all!–What have we left to give?”–Well, Jesus’ disciples had also forsaken all, yet still He said unto them: “Freely ye have received, also freely give!” (Mat.10:8).
Those are the 110%ers!–Giving 100% of their lives, plus tithing 10% of their income!–Are you one?
Love is the most important thing! That’s really the whole purpose for living, to love God and others.–And that means not just to win the lost ‘way out there, but to win brothers and sisters right here! The whole purpose for everything is love!
Some of our relationships are direct between us and the Lord, like praise and prayer and obedience, but most of them are relationships on a personal level with each other. And the main lessons we’re supposed to learn is to love one another. If we haven’t learned to work with others and how to love them and how to treat them, then we’re missing the major lesson of why we are here in the first place!
We’re not going to grow too much or learn too much unless we learn to have loving interaction with other people, and that’s not easy, it takes patience, love and humility. The Lord gave the simple key when He said, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Mat.7:12). It takes a lot of learning to learn how to carry that out–and a lot of love! But that’s what we’re here to learn!
Don’t you want to grow?–Then LOVE!
What is God like? Some people picture Him as an angry God–an all-seeing eye carrying around a big stick ready to clobber them!–Or a cruel tyrant, some kind of a monster, who is trying to frighten everyone into Hell! But actually, He’s love! He’s a loving God who is trying to love everyone into Heaven! He’s so close, so intimate, so personal, so loving, so kind, so tender, so gentle, so concerned, and He’s waiting with open arms. The only reason He follows us around is that He’s hoping we’ll turn around and meet Him with open arms!
He never stops loving us no matter what we do. He never rejects us or withdraws His love. He always has hope for us no matter how far we’ve strayed. So if you feel far from God, maybe it’s because you haven’t opened your heart to receive His love and forgiveness! You need not continue to feel condemned for your mistakes and sins, only be sorry, ask for God’s forgiveness, and be forgiven! (Isa.1:18; 1John 1:9).
If you’ll even START God’s way, if you’ll just turn toward Him and start trying to find your way Home, the Father will come running toward you and receive you with open arms of love! (Luk.15:18-24).
God made us to be sexy, emotional, loving and kind, and people who are ruled by their emotions–desire, sex, affection, sympathy and love–are more normal and righteous than those who pretend they don’t need it, and look down on others who do.
If you’re not emotional, affectionate and loving, then you’re not like the Lord wants you to be, you’re not natural, you’re that way contrary to the natural laws of God!
But some people are afraid of sex, and others are sick of it. The first are plagued with inhibitions and feelings of guilt, while the others are satiated with disgust and contempt! The Devil has deceived them both–both the so-called saint and the profligate are in the same fix! Both need to learn from God’s Word that sex is good, and not evil!
True, there are differences in personalities, but those whose intellect rules them and who have so much self-control are inclined and tempted to be victims of pride and self-righteousness! Love, emotion and sex are humbling. But it’s quite possible to be both intelligent and sexy! God’s way is to be sexy! So being sexy is good because it’s being emotional and honest.
By the law we are judged for our sins and condemned to suffer and die. But Jesus came to save us by love, by His grace, by His mercy, showing that love and mercy are greater than the law! And Jesus Himself said His Law of Love is now all the law, as well as all the prophets!
But when people are not willing to receive the revelations grace gives and the freedom that grace gives, they always turn back to legalism and the law to prove their points, that it is not according to the law, not according to Moses, or not according to Paul! And when they do that, they are also turning their backs on the freedom of grace and the liberty which the Lord has given us! It all boils down to whether you’re going to believe more in Moses or Jesus!
You’ve either got to go all the way by grace or you’ve got to go all the way by law, because if you go back to the law even on ONE point, you are obligated to keep the WHOLE law! (Rom.11:6; Jam.2:10).
So “stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free!” (Gal.5:1). Long live Love!–Amen?
PP Blog Editor: Millennial students CAN believe in “Thou shalt Not Kill“, but only when it concerns themselves! When it comes to babies they can think up all kinds of justifications for murdering them. Why do they hate cute innocent babies so much that they want to kill them? Because babies are a little bit of work and responsibility? Babies cramp your style if all you want to do is fuck.
Baby murder is a legalised form of selfishness. The ancient Canaanites were famous for it, even the females. And the Jews in Baylonian exile too! I guess they were all tired of having to take care of so many babies in times without birth prevention pills, and so they were not against throwing them in the furnace flames of the idol Baal or to sacrifice them to Moloch. Continue reading “Ben Shapiro Catches Millennials in Infanticide Conceit & they call him conservative? How about ‘godly’!”
A South African Missionary woman gave her husband and two children to Heaven in order to serve the Lord trying to reach the Afghani people in Afghanistan.
WATCH VIDEOS ABOUT HOW JESUS MANIFESTS HIMSELF TO MUSLIMS Continue reading “South African Family Gave their All For Jesus in Afghanistan”
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – Groups of people who managed to escape the fighting in Marawi arrived at a madrasa in the city on Saturday. The army says that more than 150 people were rescued on Saturday, 46 of them children.
Among the escapees was Noor Lucman, an Islamic writer who helped shelter Christians from the Islamic State-affiliated (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) attackers. Lucman described proecting a group of Christians who were carrying out repair works at his home. “I had an ordeal because one day before the attack, there were some Christian workers who were in the house, fixing the small tower,” he said. “So when it happened, they could not leave the city. So I had to take responsibility and protected them.”
Lucman went on to explain that when the IS-affiliated fighters came knocking at his door he told them to leave. “If they knew that there were Christians in my house, they would all be beheaded and executed,” he stated.
Over 150 people have already died in the clashes after violence broke out on May 23, when Maute fighters gunned down several people in Marawi in response to the arrest of the alleged leader of the local IS branch, Isnilon Hapilon. Dozens of gunmen would go on to burn several buildings and plant the black flag of IS in the city centre.
President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in the area for a period of 60 days.