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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

You are the Light of the World - pt 2

Zechariah 13:9  "And I [LORD GOD] will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is My people: and they shall say, The LORD is my GOD."

The remnant and elect comprise the third part of GOD's children that stood with Him, during satan's rebellion, in the First Earth Age.  This third part has been "tested" and "proved" through their loyalty and obedience to ALMIGHTY GOD.  The devil, or lucifer, drew a third part of the stars of heaven (Rev 12:4), which represent the sons (or children) of GOD, in his first rebellion.  Another third were "lukewarm" or too selfish to stand for anything but themselves.  They are the stiff necked sheeple of our day under the sun.

The good sheep know their Shepherd's voice and follow Him.  GOD's sheep come in different colors, shapes, sizes and so forth.  There are no alphas in our FATHER's sheepfold, because He is not a respecter of persons.  The greatest amongst them will do the serving.  If you want to be somebody in heaven, for a certainty, you'll be unpopular and the least in this flesh world.  GOD rewards those who love and serve Him.  The devil can only offer temporal, or material, things and illusions.  The carnal mind cannot be satisfied and lives only for the things which can be seen.

2 Corinthians 4:18  "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."

Satan's world is backwards, where the strong are selfish, carnal rich and prideful men.  Try spending a day in the shoes of someone with a major disability, and then, tell me who are the strongest souls.

With the Holy Spirit within you, GOD will change your habits and give you new goals, according to His will and purpose for you.  Christ's University doesn't issue paper certificates, or degrees, of men.  If you're pliable for Him, He will teach you, through His Spirit and WORD, and help transform your physical, mental and spiritual health.  If you want His Light to shine through you and unto others, first repent, rid yourself of pride, and put in some work towards positive change.  Indoctrination and pride will stunt your spiritual growth and render you useless to ALMIGHTY GOD.  You cannot teach a man who thinks he knows it all.

Proverbs 1:7  "The fear [reverence] of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."

Fear is better translated as "reverence", for we reverence the LORD and not man.  Fear is reserved for the non-believers, which haven't even started gaining true knowledge.

Proverbs 22:4  "By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life."

Any man who doesn't revere the LORD is a fool.  No amount of worldly riches can compare to loving and serving the Living GOD through His Son and Savior, Jesus Christ.  To know His promises, and calling for you, and to live your life with purpose is more than what any man or system can ever offer.  Men and their systems will fail you.  There's no one thing, quick fix, or the next thing that will bring you true happiness or contentment.  Peace of mind comes from the Living WORD, Jesus CHRIST.

Wisdom dwells with prudence and the Holy Spirit with patience and meekness.  By humility and reverencing of the LORD, riches, honor and eternal life are yours, because He promised them in His WORD.  Have the faith, put in the study and work, to know and claim His promises.  With the LORD on your side, you'll always be content, knowing that you're standing on the greenest pasture, and have the blessings and gifts that can only come from Him.

1 Corinthians 7:20  "Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called."

Never walk away from your calling.  You'll end up spinning your wheels, coming full circle, or falling flat on your face.  You cannot become whatever you want to become.  If that were the case, everyone would be 10x more successful than they are now.  There are no supermen, only unworthy men that need a Savior, and that Savior is Jesus.

1 Corinthians 7:21  "Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather."

The modern day equivalent of a servant is an employee.  The difference is the boss gives your a paycheck, for your work, instead of directly covering your food, shelter and health care expenses, etc.  Yes, masters did care for the health of their servants, because a sick servant leads to a loss in profits. 

There's nothing wrong with having an employer or having employees.  You can share the Light and lead by example, whether you're employed or operate a business.  Caring for family is also a full-time job.  If GOD has given you stewardship over a business, make the best use of it, by serving our FATHER, all the more, and giving Him the glory.  There's nothing like having ALMIGHTY GOD as your Boss.

1 Corinthians 7:22  "For he that is called in the LORD, being a servant, is the LORD's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant."

1 Corinthians 7:23  "Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men."

I'm a slave for CHRIST.  Who's slave are you?  Everyone worships, but all too often, people worship everything else besides the Creator.  You don't have to live off-grid to have mobility within the matrix.  Being a slave for CHRIST, sets you free from satan's system.  Salvation is free to you, if you believe upon Jesus and doeth Truth, which means to be a doer of His WORD.  But Christ paid an awesome price, with His shed blood on the cross, to give you eternal life and forgiveness of sins.  The most important ministering happens in your everyday life.  The little moments and actions add up to the big picture.  GOD is in the details, so make the small details in your life godly, like a smile, or a helping hand, to lift someone up and encourage them in the WORD.  You use your GOD-given gifts.  Serve and give glory to our FATHER in all that you do.  Live the WORD.

Isaiah 64:8  "But now, O LORD, thou art our FATHER; we are the clay, and Thou our Potter; and we all are the work of Thy hand."

Our LORD is the Potter; we're just clay.  As clay, you need to be pliable and that's starts with water, or the Living Water, Jesus Christ.  It starts with the WORD of GOD.  Infants start on a liquid diet, such as milk, and eventually get weaned and introduced to meat.  The same goes with the WORD.  You start off with liquid truths and as you mature, you move into absorbing solid truth, or the meat of the WORD.

For the potter to begin molding and shaping clay, the piece must be properly centered in the middle of the potter's wheel.  Centering the clay is a primary step in throwing pottery.  Clay that is not centered will be off balance.  As a result, when the thrower begins pulling up the piece, he will end up fighting it the whole time.  GOD won't work on you if you're resistant or stubborn. 

Psalm 32:8  "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with Mine eye."

Psalm 32:9  "Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee." 

He is not going to use a horse's bit, either, in order for you to follow Him.  He will only gently lead you in the right direction.  A disciple is disciplined, obedient and humble.

Matthew 10:24  "The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord."

The potter makes the center of the clay by moving his thumb(s) across the lump, until no further friction is felt.  That friction is resistance.  We have to be properly centered in Jesus Christ, before GOD can start to mold and shape us.  If you follow the ways of the world and the traditions of men, your mind and heart will be molded by a counterfeit potter.  In ancient egyptian mythology, the false deity, known as khnum, was portrayed as a potter, forming the first humans on a potter's wheel.  The myth goes that khnum made children from clay and placed them inside mothers' wombs, or matrices.  Khnum is a counterfeit potter and just another name of the devil.  The counterfeit potter molds vessels that give off false light.  Only the True Light, Jesus CHRIST, can light every man that cometh through the matrix.

To be continued...

Mr baptist.