How to Find the Holy Spirit in HIS-story

When you study church history, don’t look for the great philosophers, orators, and articulators. Don’t look for the men who were honored by all as a success in their time.

Look for the men that were rejected, ridiculed, mocked, ostracized, and at worst killed for what they believed and preached of the word of God. Look for the men and women that articulated their reproaches, necessities, and sufferings… and how God reigned in it. That’s how you will find out where the Holy Spirit was throughout church history.

Acts 15
26 men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 12
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Homosexuality Linked with Sexual Abuse by research

Entire article linked here: http://www.citizenlink.com/2010/06/17/childhood-sexual-abuse-and-male-homosexuality/

Excerpt here:

“Many pro-gay researchers, activists and theorists deny that there could be a connection between child sexual abuse and adult homosexuality. Some possible reasons for denying this link are the stigma that surrounds sexual abuse; the fear of associating homosexuality with “recruitment” or pedophilia; and because so many gays continue to believe that homosexuality is inborn and immutable. In 2008, however, a group of researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a book that documented the high rates of sexual abuse among “men who have sex with men (MSM).” (6)

In a chapter titled, “Childhood Sexual Abuse Experienced by Gay and Bisexual Men: Understanding the Disparities and Interventions to Help Eliminate Them,” from the book Unequal Opportunity, researchers analyze and report on data from 17 different studies from the past 15 years. (7) They find the rates of childhood sexual abuse (which they abbreviate as CSA) for men who have sex with men range from 11.8% to 37.0%, and note that “the best-designed studies tend to converge on CSA prevalence of 15% to 25%.” (8)

While most of those who perpetrate sexual abuse are men, abusers are not necessarily homosexual or gay-identified, (9) and the authors note that “in studies focusing on MSM, the perpetrators are always at least 90% male.” (10) The range of abuse varies in the different studies depending on the definition of abuse and the sample method. (11)

The researchers report that the rates of child sexual abuse for gay- or bisexual-identified men are significantly higher than those found among heterosexually-identified men. They write that the rates for heterosexual men are usually “less than 10%,” and state that in five studies that compared the two groups, the men who have sex with men are “at least three times more likely to report CSA, however defined, than heterosexual men.” (12) This finding is reiterated in their conclusion: “Rates for MSM are 15% to 25% in the best designed studies, which is at least triple the rates reported among heterosexual men.” (13)

Get Emotional and Passionate about Getting Knowledge and Understanding

Ignorance is nothing to be proud of… Learn to get emotional and passionate about your desire for instruction. and get loud when you ask for knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2
3 yea, if thou criest after knowledge,
and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4 if thou seekest her as silver,
and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

3 Biblical Ways to Support Your Ministry Financially: Financial Support, Funding for Ministry

Jesus was a carpenter, and Paul made tents. Both Jesus and Paul established new churches. When you are bringing progress to the Kingdom you can’t always join an established well paid, well endowed ministry. New wine needs new wine skins. You have to go establish the Kingdom where God sent you.

The key is to do it Gods way (working with your hands i.e. a natural business or job, or establishing new churches that will support your ministry) not the devils way – (partner with the wicked to do your ministry.)

So to summarize: there are three (3) biblical ways to support your ministry (including family, which is your highest and most important ministry ) financially. Two are from God, and one is from the devil.

1. Work with your hands, in a job or a business that has a natural product that does not affect anyone spiritually. I.e., the carpenter or a tent maker. Do your ministry separately.

2. Minister to and Raise support from believers and churches, or build new churches that will support your ministry.

3. Partner with the wicked, join them in ministry, and claim that you are advancing the kingdom. Biblically, this is what you do if you are a false prophet and greedy for extra gain.

You have three options, and they all work pretty well – which ones will you choose?

The only way you choose #3 is if you are too lazy and prideful to work with your hands on a natural job, or too lazy, prideful and greedy to minister to churches or start new churches that God may have called you to start.

If you choose the right ways to provide for your ministry and your family – you, your family, and your entire generation will be much better off both naturally and spiritually.

God moves in strong to transform circumstances when He sees obedience.

Leader or Adulterer? Make a Decision.

This is for Christians constantly impressed by the world: If you can’t make a decision which direction you are going to lead people in, what kind of leader are you?

Answer: You are a double minded and unstable adulterer (man) or adulteress (woman). You cannot be a deacon or deaconess if you are an adulterer or adulteress. Spiritual leadership is too precious and powerful.

James 1:8
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

James 4
4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Adulterers and Adulteresses: friends of the world and enemies of God. Their worship is worthless because it’s not exclusive.

That’s like me romancing my wife, then romancing other women that are beautiful. Thats grounds for divorce naturally and spiritually. Beauty doesn’t determine romance, covenant does.

Double Minded Christians Be Like:

“These is my all time favorite preachers and teachers:

Farrakhan: I ain’t sayin I agree with what he be sayin, but you can’t deny the skills!

The Dalai Lama: that dude is cold… praying in the mountains!

Jim Jones: he had all them people willing to die for absolutely NOTHIN! That’s leadership right there.

David Koresh: he fought to the end, and all his wives was strapped!

Sum Young Moon: his leadership skills were unparalleled, that colony he had was sweet!

Mother Theresa: She’s the first Christian I really liked, she was cool… You know, I don’t really listen to a lot of Christian leaders”

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways… It sounds funny when we apply it to preachers and teachers but many Christians do the exact same thing when it comes to singers and musicians and actors.

No Man Is Greater than His Prayer Life – Leonard Ravenhill

No man is greater than his
prayer life. The pastor who
is not praying is playing; the
people who are not praying
are straying. We have many
organizers, but few
agonizers; many players and
payers, few pray-ers; many
singers, few clingers; lots of
pastors, few wrestlers; many
fears, few tears; much
fashion, little passion; many
interferers, few intercessors;
many writers, but few
fighters. Failing here, we fail
everywhere.~
Leonard Ravenhill

Sometimes God’s Love is in Reproof, Correction, and having NO Fellowship.

Mature believers understand that Gods Love is covenant love, and covenant love is obedience and faithfulness.

Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

No fellowship. Reprove. Are we being obedient? Are we willing to reprove someone in love? Are we willing to have no fellowship with someone in love? Obedience is love. The love of God comes first before the love of man.

REPROVE – Definition:
to convict, refute, confute
generally with a suggestion of shame of the person convicted
by conviction to bring to the light, to expose
to find fault with, correct
by word
to reprehend severely, chide, admonish, reprove
to call to account, show one his fault, demand an explanation
by deed
to chasten, to punish

Reject the comPromise, and Receive the Promise

When you reject the comPromise you can receive the Promise!! – Marcus Sheffield

Wannabedown Christians

It’s utterly amazing how people that are not even walking with God actually know what they are doing is wrong and will testify that their works are evil, but wannabedown Christians will do the same thing and lie to themselves to justify it as being right… When the sinner is more prophetic than you are it’s a sad sight.

John 7
7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

Easy Way to Get MERCY & GRACE from God

An easy way to get mercy from God is to admit you were wrong by confessing your sin and forsaking it.

Proverbs 28:13
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

An easy way to get grace from God is to let go of your pride, admit you were wrong, and be humble and obedient.

James 4:6
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Perhaps Jesus ate with sinners because they were repenters… After all, that was His main first message right? ‪

Perhaps His first message was repentance because He wanted to pour out mercy and grace on humble people who had confessed and forsook their sins?

So if you preach mercy and grace while avoiding repentance are you of the spirit of truth or error? Are you leading people to God or to yourself?

People that preach grace and mercy but refuse to confess or forsake their sins or humble themselves, obey God and admit they were wrong – are the worst of both worlds. They are false prophets, lying preachers, twisting grace to pass sin and spread iniquity.

If you really preach mercy and grace why would you hide the way God dispenses it?