Wisdom is more precious than Adam Silver and Donald Sterling. Lessons for the church from the NBA.

Even though I love basketball, I already boycotted attending live NBA games because of the cheerleaders and the music they played last time I went… If there’s no room for racist Donald Sterling in the NBA, then how come there’s so much room for lust, curses, adultery and iniquity in our souls? If Christians responded with as much passion for holiness as they do for homosexuality issues and race issues we’d have nothing to worry about. Don’t complain about something and support it at the same time! The world doesn’t have the authority, we do!

In other words: Businesses make decisions according to the moral code of their customers. Christians and Ministries make decisions according to the moral code of God. So if we are not making decisions according to God’s moral code, why are we complaining about a business making a decision based on their moral code? If we made our decisions right, they’d be making their decisions to please us!!!!

The Bible actually teaches that “there’s no room for fornicators in your church” yet we will turn a blind eye to all the iniquity and sin that fills the church while we get hype about Donald Sterling. The Bible teaches that Overseers should be the husbands of one wife and not covetous. Yet scandal after scandal and we continue to “stay submitted” to man rather than God.

We don’t get justice or holiness because we don’t value respect for God’s name like LeBron James values respect for black basketball players. We don’t cry out in prayer, or teach against sin so we don’t get swift justice and decisive action for holiness from God like NBA players received from Adam Silver.

When will the world change? When the church changes.

your spirit whispers, but your body screams

Shut off the Noise from Your Body

Your refrigerator is always on, but if you really want to focus and hear your refrigerator, you’ve got to turn off everything else.

Same thing with your spirit, to really tune in to Gods voice and your spirit, you’ve got to turn off the constant loud noises from your body.

Your spirit whispers, but your body screams. Tell it no food no work for a day, and fast and pray. If you do this regularly, your soul will begin to hear God through your spirit more clearly.

Eat the Whole Lamb

Whatever portion of Jesus you reject to increase your influence is the portion of Jesus those under your influence will probably need to survive.

Eat the whole Lamb,
Share the whole Lamb,
Offer God the sacrifice of the whole Lamb.

Exodus 12
3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: 4 and if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb…

8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.

Eat the whole lamb: study meditate, and obey everything in the scripture and everything concerning the Holy Spirit and the kingdom of God, leave nothing out.

Share the whole lamb: whatever areas of Jesus Christ and the word of God and the kingdom of God and the Holy Spirit you are weak in, make sure to join with others and share in the meditation and obedience of Jesus Christ

Fire – consume the sacrifice with prayer
Unleavened bread – meditate the Sinlessness of Jesus Christ
Bitter herbs – even the things that aren’t sweet

Can Gods Will for my Life be Delayed?

There is a scripture about hasting the coming of the Lord in 2 Peter. I know the Lord responds well to faith and prayer (Luke 18), so it would make sense that a lack of prayer and obedience could delay your personal effectiveness in Gods story.

However God always gets His will done overall in His timing. His individual will vs His overall will may work differently, since His individual will is dependent on your individual free will, while He can get His overall will done thru any number or combination of prophets and obedient servants.

Babels Confusion vs Gods Covenant

One advantage of celebrating the Feast of Firstfruits is that it reminds us that Jesus is not just The Resurrection, but He’s the Firstfruits of the Resurrection, meaning that with Him, we all will rise too, and building up our faith as a cultural habit. ‪#‎communicationoverconfusion‬ ‪#‎GodswisdomoverMans‬

Cultures of Babylon will always lead to confusion because that was Gods judgement on it… Many languages.

Gods Covenant will always clearly communicate the prophetic riches of Christ.

These are last weeks holy days in Gods calendar:
Unleavened bread = sinless Messiah.
Passover = sacrificial lamb.
Firstfuits = Firstborn from the Dead.

This is last weeks holiday in mans calendar:
Easter= Ishtar? Not ishtar? Bunnies? Eggs? Do bunnies lay eggs? Goddess? Fertility? Resurrection? Dress up day? Finally go to church day? Wait I’m confused…

Obedience before Sacrifice

If you wait to get the reward first before you obey God, you will never really obey God. Obedience is difficult, but it’s better than sacrifice.

Most men think that it is clever to raise up and save up a sacrifice before they obey God, but it just turns them into clever fools. God always rejects that offering.

I know so many men who obey God first, then they get a new level of blessing and promotion later.

Learn NOT the Way of the Heathen

Learn not the way of the heathen:

Religious hypocrites cry out for authority and order to lord over others – but refuse to follow Gods order or authority.

Israel means “ruled by God.”

So why would you hold fast to the way of the heathen and reject the wisdom that God gave to the Jews, Israel?

Jeremiah 10
1 Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: 2 thus saith the Lord,

Learn not the way of the heathen,
and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
3 For the customs of the people are vain:
for one cutteth a tree out of the forest,
the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
4 They deck it with silver and with gold;
they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

Romans 11
15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? 16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. 17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; 18 boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. 19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. 20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: 21 for if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.