Mind Your Own Business!
“And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business…”
1 Thessalonians 4:11
Isn’t it interesting that the Holy Spirit would give us a command such as this: to be quiet and to concentrate on our own business. God knows both the distraction and the trouble that can be caused when we spend too much time in the business of others. Make it a point in your own life to focus on what you need to do to please God.
Scripture reading: Romans 13:8-14
The Temple of The Holy Ghost
“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1 Corinthians 6:19
Something that we should address more than we do is the fact that we are the temple of God; we are not our own. Jesus shed His blood for us, purchased us, therefore, He has a right to us and we do have an obligation to glorify God in our bodies and in our spirits.
Scripture reading: 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 1 Peter 2:9
At All Times
“I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1
This Scripture teaches us that we are to have something going on continuously and at all times. We are to bless the Lord at all times. The word “bless” is from the Hebrew word “barak” which means to kneel, to adore or to congratulate. We should always be in “adoration mode” towards the Lord. The word “praise” is from the Hebrew word “tehillah” which means to sing a hymn (this word comes from the word halal, from which we get hallelujah). Singing hallelujah should be a continuous thing with us.
Scripture reading: 2 Chronicles 20; Psalm 150
Growing Up Into Him In All Things
“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the Head, even Christ.” Ephesians 4:15
We, as the body of Christ, are called to grow up in Christ in ALL THINGS. We are to reach the full potential of Christ in character and anointing (demonstration of the ability of the Holy Spirit). A major portion of how this is accomplished is the truth that we speak to each other in love. Jesus told us in John 17:17 that the Word of the Father is truth. So, as we encourage one another with the truth of the Father’s word to us, we will help the entire body to grow up into Christ in all things.
Scripture reading: Colossians 3:12-17; 2 Peter 1:2-11
While We Were Yet Sinners
“But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were ye sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Just a thought…if God expressed this kind of love toward you while you were a sinner, how much of an expression can we now expect being His righteousness in Christ Jesus.
Scripture reading: 1 John 3:1-24; 4:1-21
“And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were IN OUR OWN SIGHT as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.” Numbers 13:33
How do you see yourself in the light of your enemies and the challenges of life? How big your enemies are and how insurmountable your problems seem is not the issue according to the Scriptures. What matters is how you see yourself in the light of what God says about you. Instead of looking at the size of your enemies and the size of your problems, look at what God has said about you and about who you are because of Him being in you and on your side.
Scripture reading: 1 John 4:4; Psalm 118:1-17; Romans 8:37
Deal With The Fear
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
1 John 4:18
Fear is a very real force. It is actually the opposite of love. Fear is faith in satan’s ability to hurt, cause pain, steal, kill and destroy. The most effective way to deal with fear is to activate and develop one’s knowledge of the love of God. When we KNOW that God loves us, fear has no place in our lives. Look into the Scriptures and see God’s love for you in redemption. Receive that love. Then see His love in His promises to provide for you and to NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU! Receive what God says. Then begin to live life in the light of what you find. Fear will NOT be able to control you.
Scripture reading: Romans 5:8; Hebrews 2:14, 15; 13:5, 6; Isaiah 43:5
What’s That You Said?
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21
The words of our mouths carry much power. As a matter of fact, this Scripture teaches us that the power of death and life resides in our tongues. It is very important for us to pay attention to what we are saying. As people of God, we want to say things that are in line with life, not death. As we study the Bible and what it says about our words, we find out that what we put in our hearts is the determining factor for what comes out of our mouths. What we listen to, see with our eyes and revolve in our minds on a consistent basis is what shapes our speech. Let’s make the right connection with Philippians 4:8.
Scripture reading: Philippians 4:6-8; Luke 6:43-45; James 3
A reminder to all that we are engaging in Intercessory Prayer tonight from 7:30-8:15.
Today, also, is Patriot’s Day. Many are not aware of this because we have been so far removed from American History. On April 19, 1775, the first battle of the American Revolution against Great Britain occurred at Lexington/Concord, Massachusetts. If people understood history, it would be clear that the exact same scenario is attempting to reproduce itself in our nation today. WE MUST AGGRESSIVELY TAKE OUR PLACE IN PRAYER. 1 Timothy 2:1-5.
1. Continued prayer for President Trump and ALL in authority in our government; that their eyes would be opened to truth and that they would learn the Father’s way of exercising their authority. Also that all would be saved according to 1 Timothy 2:1-5.
2. That the eyes of the American people would be opened to see the truth about The Father’s plan for our country.
3. That we at CLCC would each individually and collectively understand our place in the Kingdom plan of our Father. fulfilling our place in the Household of Faith. Colossians 1:9-14; 4:12.
The times are URGENT! I pray that our eyes would be opened to understand Kingdom priorities.
Eternal Blessings from the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
1 Corinthians 1:9
The Rock Who Cannot Fail
“Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from Him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved. How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? Ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence. They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah. My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity. Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them. God hath spoken once, twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God. Also unto Thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for Thou renderest to every man according to his work.