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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Growth of a Christian

I was listening to a good sermon a few weeks ago.The subject of growth caught my attention,There are many stages of growth in people just like school you have five subjects one child is better in math than another but both in the same grade,Christians are in the same class but some excel in different areas the reason for this is when a child is born they grow and sometimes they have not grown in attitude or social skills or other areas because they are still like a two year old in attitude because they have not grown yet past the stage of a two year old even though they are an adult sometimes something happened as a tragic that stunned their growth.

Christians even the elect will fall away......

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves
Some of these sheep are being led right into a slaughter – all because their parents and their churches did not give them the basic and fundamental knowledge from God’s Word.

Be Wise as Serpents – Harmless as Doves
He says that we are to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves because He is sending us out as sheeps and lambs in the midst of wolves. The third verse comes from 1 Peter where it says that we are to be sober and vigilant because our adversary, the devil, walks about this earth seeking who he is going to try and devour next.
we have all been born into a cursed and fallen world as a result of what happened with Adam and Eve, and we are all stuck with having to deal with the reality of a demonic spirits, and other people who are living this life in the flesh.

1. “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” (Matthew 10:16)

“Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.” (Luke 10:3)

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)

Beware of Dogs and Evil Workers

These people are the ones who are selling drugs to your kids in school, trying to work themselves into your families so they can gain your trust to try and set things up where they can molest your kids.

Many of the pedophiles are masters at manipulation and deception and gaining the trust of you and your child so they can set things up to do their thing. If more parents would have been more alert, more vigilant, leadings of the Holy Spirit – many of these pedophiles could have been stopped before they can destroy the child.
Until Jesus comes back, we are all going to have to keep our radars up and watch out for these types of people – not only for ourselves, but also for our friends and other family members.

“Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation!” (Philippians 3:2)
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of God.” (2 Corinthians 6:14)

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light … And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.” (Ephesians 5:8)

“The righteous should chose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray.” (Proverbs 12:26)

We must be aware of unbelievers of this world.
We should choose our friends very carefully in this life – and that if we do not, and we get hooked up with the wrong type of people – that these wicked people can then lead us astray from our God, from our family, and from our real friends in this life.

In the bible it reads

1. “Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines.” (Hebrews 13:9)

2. “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.” (2 John 1:10)

3. “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.” (1 Timothy 4:1)

4. “For false christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” (Matthew 24:24)

5. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:15)

6. “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)

7. “Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them.” (Ephesians 5:6)

We are not to be partakers with these kinds of people, and that we are not to even let them step foot into our houses.

This is not to say that we cannot witness to them to try and get them saved as the Holy Spirit will lead – but we still have to stay on our side of the fence until we can get them saved and delivered. from the bondage they have been in all of this time. You can witness to someone who may be living in a false cult, but that does not mean you have to be going to their meetings, to their churches, or to the actual organizations they may belong to.

The verse from 1 Timothy 4:1 that it says that the Holy Spirit is giving us warning that in the latter days there will be some Christians who will be falling into some of these false doctrines and beliefs, and that they will literally be falling away from their faith in the Lord Himself. The verse from Matthew 24:24 says that the signs and wonders coming in from some of these false prophets and false christs will be so good, that even some of the elect are going to be fooled and duped.

All of this is enemy territory – and any believer who starts to follow after any of these other false doctrines and belief systems will not only be opening up the door to demonic activity to start coming into their lives – but they will also incur the wrath of God.The very last verse says that the “sons of disobedience” will have the wrath of God come upon them if they ever start to partake in any of these kinds of activities.

A man who needed to be born again NIcodemus

A man who needed to be born again
You are special God gave you a family 

Your Mommy and Daddy are your family sisters and brothers are your family
God made Mommy and Daddy
God made you
God wants you to be part of his family

Nicodemus WAS A MAN
Nicodemus wanted to be in Gods family
He looked and looked for Jesus

NIcodemus waited for it to be dark out so no one would see him

There he is! Jesus is right there said
Jesus how can I be in your
Family? you are Gods son you make people that are sick all better
How can I have a home in heaven?
What does it mean the word born again?
How do you do this and that JEsus talked back to Nicodemus you must trust
me and be born again
What is that word said NIcodemus do I have to go back in my mommys belly
No said Jesus you do that just one time you trust me and When you die
I will give you a home in heaven but you have to ask first
you can't take it you trust me and ask me and then you can have a home in heaven
some day I went up up in the sky to get to heaven and when I come back said
JEsus I will take you and your families to heaven with me but you have to trust
and ask
Do you want to have a home in heaven? No one wants to go to a bad place where there is fire called hell.
Pray and ask Jesus to give you a home in Heaven.

Why are you so troubled? God is not our enemy,neither is our Pastor.

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Tuesday devotion July 27
posted Jul 16, 2010 7:58 AM by Diane Price

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves

Why are you so troubled? God is not our enemy,neither is our Pastor or our church family.

Luke 24:38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
So many cares of the world our enemy uses to keep us off the good path.

34:7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
34:9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
To know God has given each of us a body guide.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Matthew 10;30 He counted my hairs on my head.
Heb.13;5 He will never leave us..
He prayed for us.
Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
Matt.14;27 He walks beside us on the troubled waters.
And to know He stretched out His arms on the cross as He asked for God to forgive us.

He left sending us the Comforter.

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me
He loves me He loves you!
Why must I be like Martha? I have read his promises.I sin when I have unbelief building up in my mind.I Know He cares .
I love Him because He first loved me.He is the highest greatest all mighty all knowing most powerful and my God and savior.