Thursday, 19 February 2015

Scriptural Living Is Ongoing Scriptural Work

Sometimes during our Christian journey we go through unspeakable stuff, marital stuff, hurtful stuff, painful stuff and in the midnight hour we cry out to God and ask why? Why is not important. What is important is this: How are you going to scripturally respond to your anti-scriptural situation?

Your situation is a scriptural test to see if you are scripturally prepared to make a scriptural decision. Belief is a prerequisite for scriptural manifestation and you are the only one that can self-determine one’s scriptural position to self calm the storm of life. 

Many Christian men and many Christian women's life story including my own story is a summary of this song

Step #1 
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Step #2 
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19 

Step# 3 
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:  But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Luke 6:37Matthew 6:15 

Step #4 
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. Romans 8:28

Step #5 
Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, James 4:11, Psalm 34:13, Ephesians 4:31, 1 Peter 2:1

Step #6 
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41 

Step #7       
Acknowledge what you are dealing with is not physical but spiritual; “for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. Ephesians 6:12, 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 

Step #8 
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:2
What are “Issues of life” and how will “issue of life” affect your relationship in your marriage? 

  • “Issue of life - Pride - The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Proverbs 8:13
  • “Issue of life - Adultery - Thou shalt not commit adultery. But whoso committeth adultery with a woman (or man) lacketh understanding: he (or her) that doeth it destroyeth his (or her) own soul. Exodus 20:14Proverbs 6:32
  • “Issue of life - Judging someone - Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. Matthew 7:1-5 King James Version (KJV)
  • “Issue of life - temptation -There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
  • “Issue of life - Evil doers - Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers. Be not thou envious against evil men (or women), neither desire to be with them. For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief. Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. Job 8:20, Proverbs 24:1-2, Psalm 37:1, Psalm 37:9
  • “Issue of life - Incest and sexual abuse - Forgiveness is key to overcome and you must tell yourself  "I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord”  Psalm 118:17
  •  “Issue of life - addictions  - Wess Morgan 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” Romans 8:28 
  • “Issue of life - homosexuality disposition - making a personal decision to change for Jesus. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24 Anyone who call upon the name do Jesus can and will overcome!
“Issue of life” - making excuses and being not being accountable to scripture is a sin if you are a Christian.

“Issue of life” is abuse and “having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Timothy 3:5

“Issues of life” is anti-love or conditional love. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

“Issue of life” is not studying the word of God  “ shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

“Issue of life” is covet 

“Issue of life" is anger and not seeking out help to help manager your anger.Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9

“Issue of life” is lying and not being authentic "Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.” Psalm 119:29Proverbs 12:22

“issue of life” is physical murder or spiritual murdering one’s spirit or will to live.

“Issue of life” is stealing

“Issue of life” is making people, places or things becoming your worship or your god  For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To The Unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. Acts 17:23

“issues of life”
 is "lack of knowledge”
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.Hosea 4:6

“Issue of life is scriptural lawlessness. 

“Issues of life” is contempt of scripture is not applying the word to your life, to your action or inaction.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. John 1:1, Proverbs 30:5-6

“Issue of life” is being disrespectful to your mother or your father

“isuse of life is spreading  hate  such as the Westboro Baptist Church. Hate is not the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

“Issues of life” is religious bullying and abuse of power. "Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord. Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord. Jeremiah 23:1-7
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. Psalm 1 

Step #9
Abstain from all appearance of evil. For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. 

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 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? Scripture says, “The two will become one.” (Genesis 2:24) 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 1 Thessalonians 5:22, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 1 Peter 2:11, 1 Corinthians 6:9-19

Step #10 
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 2 Timothy 2:2-4King James Version (KJV)

Step #11
"For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again" Proverbs 24:16

Step #12
The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. Psalm 14:2

Letting go of yesterday is always self-determined to start the process to break every “issues of life” chain(s) off of your mind and off of your life.  There is power in the name of Jesus! 

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Romans 3:23, 1 John 1:9, John 3:16

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Hebrews 4:122 Peter 3:9, Isaiah 55:6-9, 

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want" anything and everything that is anti-scriptural, antichrist, anti-God or any anti-scriptural expectations to operate in my life.  No weapon that is formed against (my life) shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against (me) in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. Isaiah 54:17 

What is your scriptural identity? Is it Romans 8:37? "Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

Can you list who you are in scripture?

Let us pray! We are all God’s children. 

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