CONNECTION: Relationship, Discipleship, Fellowship

FAITH=God/Man CONNECTION: God is looking for an opportunity to show Himself strong on your behalf if your heart is perfect towards Him! Relationship.

2 Chronicles 16
9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him…

Discipleship & Fellowship : they are what makes it possible for your talk and your walk to reach the finish line at the same time… So your walk ain’t dying while all your talk is flying! Stay CONNECTED.

Hebrews 10
24 and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching

It’s important to disciple and pray your nephews and nieces into the fulness of Jesus Christ

It’s important to disciple and pray your nephews and nieces into the fulness of Jesus Christ for their own souls sake, and so they might be a positive influence on your own children.

Leadership in Gods Kingdom vs Mans Kingdom

If Church Leadership today was modeled after old testament authority structures where one king or priest had to die before new leadership was established, then today God would have to kill a lot of pastors. But God is wise and He has mercy.

So instead of that, he decided to grow Church leadership in His Kingdom on this thing called “Discipleship” instead of throne building.

Instead of killing corrupt leaders to create new leaders, He decided to base Kingdom leadership on this person called “Holy Spirit” instead of bloodlines and org charts.

Are you discipling or throne building?

Are you following the Holy Spirit or an org chart?

7 Reasons Why Iniquity Moves the Crowd and Truth Always Loses the Crowd

This is why artistic talent, oratory excellence, and big money stages will always outperform Truth in influencing masses and crowds:

1. God gives a strong delusion to those who don’t have a love for the truth. In other words, sending delusions and deceptions thru extremely talentedd and gifted people is Gods way of weeding out those that do not really love him for his truth.

2 Thessalonians 2
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2. Whenever Satan sees people that are willing to disobey God in favor of using their beauty talent and wisdom to promote themselves – he sees himself! He anoints them with deception. Satan anoints iniquity with merchandising and trafficking ability.

Ezekiel 28
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created,
till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise
they have filled the midst of thee with violence
, and thou hast sinned:
therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God:
and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub,
from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty,
thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness:
I will cast thee to the ground,
I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities,
by the iniquity of thy traf
fick;
therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee,

3. People would love to be entertained with a nice singing or speaking voice instead of having to think or change their lives to obey Truth.

Ezekiel 33
30 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord. 31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness. 32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not . 33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.

4. America is culturally a type of revived Greco Roman empire where religious worship is based on oratory performance. Therefore great orators are worshipped, and seen as having the voice of God, not men.

Acts 12
21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. 22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. 23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.

5. Clever rhetorical skills and oratory talent are very useful for supplanting and subverting the power of the Holy Spirit. This is why Apostle Paul was always contrasting his preaching with Greco-Roman style religion.

1 Corinthians 2
2 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

6. When the crowd becomes large, the biggest temptation is to become a hypocrite aka “play actor,” and to put on a mask, perform and play a role. That’s why when the crowd became large Jesus’s first warning was to avoid the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Luke 12

1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. 3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

7. It’s Easy to find the broad way, many will find it. Few will find the narrow way.

Matthew 7
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

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The Disciple of Christ’s Solution: Follow Jesus and Love the Truth, Make Disciples, not Fans. Seek Fruit, not Praise. Train the Few, Don’t Chase the Masses

3 John 1

4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

BUT I thought we have to reach the masses? Didn’t Jesus tell us to go out to the highways and byways and tell everyone good and bad to come in? (Matthew 22).

Yes, outreach is good. But please read all the way to the end of that parable in Matthew 22. The person that got in without a wedding garment on was cast out into outer darkness… Then Jesus said that many are called, but few are chosen.

The bible says that wisdom cries out in the streets (Proverbs 8). So yes, we must broadcast wisdom to the masses, but what’s more important is discipling the few and placing righteous garments on them.

And when you do reach out to the masses, cry out with wisdom and the Word of God only. Thats actually how you find out who is really ready to be discipled.

Watering down and corrupting, or rebranding and merchandising the message – to reach a wider audience –will work; but it’s the work of iniquity and it is not an option. It gets people in without their wedding garments on.

Should I Switch?

Man this narrow road is so straight and constricting. I can only fit a few people behind me on it.

If i cross these bushes over to that broad road, its so wide and roomy i could get a lot of people to follow me on it. They could all see me easier. Plus it looks like its going the exact same way as this narrow road, and I could fit a lot of people behind me. Its all about people right?

Should i switch roads? What do you think?

The Ministry Exchange

If you provide the heart that reads the Word with an open heart ( not a closed heart)
God provides revelation
Then you provide a sacrificed life
God provides the anointing of power
If you are diligent using that power
God provides provision
If you provide the obedient love
God provides continuously changed lives

WWW… (dot dot dot) Word…Work… Wife…

WWW… (dot dot dot)
Word… Work… Wife…

Once a young man hits 12 years old, there is a simple process he should have his heart focused on – WWW… But when I say “WWW…” I don’t mean www dot foolishviolentmusic or www dot pornographyandgirlfriends or www dot Grand theft aughttostopwastingyoursoulonvideogames or www dot violenceinthestreets.

We live in a culture where young boys are hardly cultivated at all. They are either abandoned by their father, thrown to the justice system, or their souls are left to rot with entertainment (sexual and violent video games, music, television).

Boys come up ignorant. Naturally lazy, their laziness is coddled with video games and entertainment. Naturally horny, they are shown endless sexual images and told they need a girlfriend to fornicate with. Naturally ungodly, they are left alone to rot with whatever music and movies are popular at the time. Most have minimal guidance; they just follow their peers and their penis. As a man, we have all been in this foolish state at one point or another. I know I was until God rescued my soul.

Consequences are horrible. Society is left with an entire generation of unproductive, violent, lawless, fornicating, irresponsible boys who make babies and break up families. They also drive up crime, they drain the economy, tax the nation, tax the justice system, and sow bad seeds to continue the cycle and make it worse in the next generation. Not to mention, they boys suffer a hard life and end up in prison or hell unless something good happens.

In historical cultures, the few boys of this sort were simply executed. Most boys were fathered, mentored, discipled, or apprenticed to become productive and responsible men. Even today, there are a few good men who train their sons. There are also a few good churches that train Godly men. I was blessed with a great father and great churches. So I know that through the grace of God, some boys can get out of the artificial Matrix called the “teenage years” still alive, godly, productive, and responsible. Despite this, the problem seems to have spiraled out of control.

But the wisdom of God is always in control! Foolishness is bound in (tied and teamed up with) the heart of a child, but the rod of correction will drive it far from him (Proverbs 22:15). In addition to the Rod of Correction, WWW… is a wisdom tool that is meant to be easy to remember and teach. When a young boy turns into a 12 year old man… He should know that the next 6-21 years of his life should be TOTALLY and COMPLETELY dedicated to:

W – Find Gods Word
A young man that turns 12 should begin to study the scriptures day and night. He should thirst for knowledge and search to understand God and Gods recorded History of the Universe. While doing this He will also become familiar with the gospel, and the righteousness of Jesus Christ that can cover His sins if He only believes. He will also become intimate with the God who inspired the Word. As He prays in the evening, morning, and at noon, He will develop a close friendship with God. A 12 year old man – after 4 to 8 years of prayer, thirst and continual repetition and teaching – should be familiar with the entire Scriptures, having read it backwards and forwards 4 to 8 times. He would also know God who authored it. His soul should be anchored and ready for the next building block of manhood:

W – Find Your Work

This involves connecting with God and receiving a vision through prayer and fasting. This also involves discovering your purpose and writing out concrete goals and plans to reach them. This also entails constant practice at the things you are good at. Then you will produce an income of money from your Work. Are you good at art? Do you like science? Do you like to talk? Do you write well? Do you like sports? Do you have a business idea? Do you hear original music in your heart? Do you enjoy building things? You don’t have much time to waste on video games or television. For each talent or desire God has given you, you should spend 2 hours a day practicing and creating with it. Do this six days a week, and rest one day. This is in addition to your normal basic education and homework. Find your work! If a man dedicates his soul to finding his work soon after the age of 12 – His work will change the World! He is well on his way to not only becoming a productive citizen, but a WEALTHY citizen who can give freely to the poor… Not to mention take care of his:

W- Find Your Wife

Women are powerful, capable, and strong… But bearing and taking care of children is time, energy, and money consuming. Therefore, a husband is Gods preferred head of household for families with children. As a young man who has found Gods Word, and found his work – God is most likely preparing you to find your wife. Your beautiful wife you can have sex with any time. Your helpful Wife that will assist you as you conquer your Work. Your best friend you can enjoy the God-given fun of life with! Notice I did not say “girlfriend.” A “girlfriend” that is not soon to be a wife is just a distraction from Finding Gods Word and Finding Your Work. Once you find those two… you will see absolutely no need for a girlfriend. You will be looking for a wife to enjoy life with, and to help you with your Work and vision. Having knowledge of Gods Word, your Work, your vision, your gifts, and your personality will make it easy for you to find your Wife. You won’t need to test out 25 girlfriends. Especially if you have been in God’s Word day and night since 12 years old. You will know His voice and His plan.

So Stick With the Plan: WWW…

God is waiting for YOU!
The world is waiting for YOU!
Your beautiful powerful helpful wife is waiting for YOU!

If you are past the age of 12, don’t worry… you can get on the WWW plan at any age! And if you are already married, do NOT find a new wife! Find out new ways to love your wife.
Our society has created a teen culture that stupefies young adults for the purpose of making money off of them. Don’t join it. Be a productive, responsible, and fun loving REAL man on the WWW… plan!

Starting at Age 12 (at least):
1. Find Gods Word: 4 – 8 years should give you a good foundation… Then love it for the rest of your life!
2. Find Your Work: 6-16 years should give you a good start… Then love it for the rest of your life! 3. Find Your Wife: 6-21 years should give you enough time to prepare for her… Then love her for the rest of your life!
…(dot dot dot) means for the rest of your life!

Men in Scripture who did it WWW-style starting at age 12 or earlier:
Adam: Was created, spoke with God. Found work in the garden. Then God brought him his wife. (Genesis)

Joseph: Started out with dreams and his vision as a teen… Found his work in Egypt. Found His wife last. (Genesis)

Samuel: Started with Gods voice as a child, found his work in the temple. Found his wife later. (1 Samuel)

Jesus: In temple at 12 digging deep into the Word, found work as a carpenter, then built the Church. Died for His wife at 33. (Matthew)
Other Scriptures On:
1. Finding Gods Word – knowing the Bible backwards and forwards. Learning how to be filled with the Holy Spirit and hear Gods voice.

And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15 KJV

To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. Proverbs 1:4 KJV

Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. Psalms 119:9 KJV

Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray , and cry aloud : and he shall hear my voice. Psalms 55:17 KJV

2. Finding Your Work – Knowing and developing your gifts and talents. Discovering your position in Gods Purpose. Receiving a vision that creates internal motivation and diligence.

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do , do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest . Ecclesiastes 9:10 KJV
Six days shalt thou labour , and do all thy work. Exodus 20:9 KJV

Rejoice , O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. Ecclesiastes 11:9 KJV

Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right. Proverbs 20:11 KJV
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour , working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth . Ephesians 4:28 KJV
3. Finding Your Wife – Committing your life to partnership to a helpmate who you can have fun and enjoy your life work with.

Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun. Ecclesiastes 9:9 KJV

Let thy fountain be blessed : and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Proverbs 5:18 KJV

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:24 KJV

– Read Killing Idols For REVIVAL to prepare to lead a Godly family – because its the Spirit of Elijah that turns the hears of fathers to Children, and children to fathers.