It’s time to have faith. As we face the Fall Season, we need to start off fresh with faith! Jesus said, whosoever shall say into this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea and shall not doubt in his heart but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he says.
That is a familiar bit of Scripture. But it is very powerful. That is Mark 11:24. Don’t mope around all day and say things like, “I don’t have anything, I’ll never have anything.” But say this, “I am more than a conquer through Jesus Christ my Lord.” Remember in the book of Malachi, the Lord told the people, “Your words are stout against me.” that simply means, no matter what the Lord told the people to do, they would do exactly the opposite.
It’s important not to complain. The Scripture says, “Neither murmur as some of them complained and they were destroyed of the destroyer.” This is talking about the Hebrew children when they left Egypt. The people had been praying for deliverance. They had been asking God to set them free! And when he finally did what did they do? they complained and complained and complained.
They wandered in the wilderness because they refused to praise the Lord. Remember what king David said? I will praise the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth. Keep the word of God in your mouth and in your heart. The Lord told Joshua when he was promoted to commander, “This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate there in day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein, and then you’ll make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
So keep the word of the Lord in your heart and in your mouth. I know things are hard. But you will be stronger and more joyful if you will constantly put his praise on your lips!
The Lord wants us to be humble. The Scripture says, God resists the proud, but he will give grace to the humble.
When we are proud, the Lord will resist you. It’s not a good thing to be proud before the Lord. We know the Scripture that says, “pride goes before a fall and a haughty spirit before destruction.” That is from the book of Proverbs. The Bible says that pride is a stench in the nostrils of God. He hates pride. What got Lucifer kicked out of heaven? It was his pride. He wanted to be like God. The reason we have so any problems today is simply because of… Pride.
I’ve met so many people who have faced destruction simply because they would not humble themselves and say, “I’m sorry.” The Bible says we have wars and rumors of war simply because we are so filled with pride. The book of James says this pride will take us to the depths of hell. Read the first chapter of the book of James.
The Bible also reminds us that Jesus said, we must humble ourselves like little children before the Lord. Little children are humble. Jesus said, “Unless you become like a little child, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
On this podcast, I want remind you if you would like to have your prayers answered, the best way is to be humble before the Lord. Don’t be filled with pride and arrogance. Wait on the Lord, and he will strengthen your heart, wait I say on the Lord.
The Lord wants you to live a clean life. You see, the Scripture says come out from among them, and be separate says the Lord, and I will be a father unto you and you will be my sons and my daughters says the Lord. Do not touch the unclean thing.
Today in the church, we have so many people and they think they can do all of the wickedness of the world and still call themselves, “Christians.” but the Bible says if we really walk with the Lord, we will live a clean and a pure life. The Lord wants you to live that pure life. Don’t defile yourself with the garments of the world.
The Bible says “if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with God, and the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin.” God wants you to be cleansed from all sin. The Scripture says a double minded man is unstable in all of his ways. Do not let that man think he will receive anything of the Lord. Don’t be double minded. Be single-minded.
King David said, one thing have I desired, and one thing will I seek after, that I made well in the house of the Lord all of the days of my life, and behold the beauty of the Lord. The beauty of his holiness.
Yes, the Lord is holy and he is pure. The Scripture says, be ye holy, for I am holy. We are not supposed to love the world, and neither the things that are in the world, if any man love the world, the love of the father is not in him. So Jesus is reminding us on this podcast, to love the Lord with all of your heart, with all your mind, with all of your strength. Don’t love the world. Love the Lord. Keep yourself holy and pure before the Lord.
Jesus suffered and he died for you. The Bible says even though Jesus was a son, he learned obedience through the things he suffered. He did suffer for you. He suffered for me. This is called the passion of the Christ. Jesus suffered so you don’t have to. The Bible says, in the book of Galatians, curse it is everyone that hangs on a tree. You are not cursed, you are blessed because Jesus took the suffering for you.
Many people say today, they are suffering for Christ because they bring problems on their own lives. The word of God says, the foolishness of man perverts his own way, and then his heart frets against the Lord. From Proverbs 19:3. But if we will pay attention to what the Lord would have for us to do, we don’t have to suffer.
Yes, we do have to keep the flesh “under.” The apostle Paul said, I keep under my body, lest after I preached to others, I should be a castaway. The Bible says also from the book of Romans the 12th chapter, I beseech you therefore brother and by the mercies of God that you would present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable, which is your reasonable service unto the Lord.
So in that sense, yes, we do have to suffer as we keep under our bodies. But ultimately, Jesus suffered the penalty of pain, death and hell for us. He took our sufferings upon him. The Bible says from the book of Isaiah, the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed.
Let me say that one more time, the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed. So yes, Jesus took the pain, the shame, the humiliation for you so you would not have to suffer. And because of the blood of Jesus Christ, you can live forever in eternity.
Praise The Lord, Jesus suffered for you! On this podcast, I’ll be teaching you how the Lord has suffered and died for you so you don’t have to go to a devil’s hell.
The spirit of God Almighty came down and brought Jesus out of the grave and moved upon him and life came back into Jesus. Remember this, Jesus was raised from the dead and put him in heavenly places.
When you think about it, Saints of God, you and I and if we continue on and if we press towards the mark in Christ, and if we will endure until the end we will sit in heavenly places with Jesus Christ. We cannot even imagine what that would be like.
In the Bible you can read about the streets of gold. We believe there is going to be no separation and no sorrow or death. We will have new bodies that will never be sick. But sometimes it is hard to imagine how all of this is going to be happening. But in the moment and in a twinkling of an eye, we will be taken out of the world and we will go to the world that is, “up there.”
I thank the Lord that the builder and the maker of that city is God Almighty. No sin can enter into the city of God. But with righteousness and holiness and purity in our lives, we can go through the gates of heaven. I believe we can shout. And those people that have her jacked in the Lord and mocked him back on the earth will hear us shouting in glory.
Let’s go to 1st Thessalonians 3:12. “And the Lord make you to increase at abound in love one to another and to all men even as we do towards you.” We need to grow in love. When you are out in the world the 1st thing you have on your mind when someone does you wrong, you want to get even. However when you come to Christ you say, “Lord bless them, and bless them and give them abundance.”