A Prayer Life that ABIDES

A Prayer Life that Abides
1 Corinthians 13
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Faith, Hope and Love are the things that abide, so work them on daily basis. How to integrate faith hope and love into your prayer life:
FAITH :
1. Give God thanksgiving and praise for everything – This builds up your faith in Him.
2. Then speak Gods Words, blessings, and promises over yourself – Faith comes by hearing the Word.
HOPE:
1. Read the scriptures Genesis to Revelation – they comfort us and give us hope.
2. Pray and ask your personal petitions and questions to God – Ask for the things you hope to know and the things you hope for him to do for you.
LOVE:
1. Worship God – Show love to God.
2. Intercede for others – Show love to others in prayer.
If you practice Faith, Hope, and Love in your prayer life, you will have a communication relationship with God that abides.

8 Drastic options better than divorce, which is not an option

8 drastic options better than divorce

1. – prayer and fasting for a new heart in your spouse or in yourself
2. – prayer and the Word together
3. – counseling together with father & mother in law (if they are wise)
4. – counseling together with father and mother (if they are wise)
5. – learning the Word from a teacher of the Word together or individually
6. – calling the police if there is abuse (if your spouse is a criminal, please call the police)
7. – getting advice from a wise counselor together
8. – separation for an agreed upon period of time

Jesus said that the law of Moses allowed divorce for the hardness of their hearts. So wherever you see rampant hard heartedness, you will see divorce. Jesus taught “from the beginning” aka god’s original purpose, and he taught a doctrine that is higher than the law of Moses.

Divorce or Divorce & Remarriage is not an option if you want to please God. Gods mercy is new every morning so there’s no need for condemnation, but whatever has happened in the past: just walk in truth today. God can forgive and cleanse your past. You cannot change your past, but you definitely have a drastic need to use repentance and the grace of God to change your future. Be willing to do whatever God tells you to do.

Mark 10
“And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.
And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.
And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?
And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.
And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.”

Why does it say in Matthew “except for fornication?”

Because Matthew was written specifically for the Jewish audience. In the Law of Moses, a marriage could be ended a day after the wedding night if it was found out that the woman was not a virgin BEFORE she got married. (Fornication is sex BEFORE marriage, adultery is sex outside of marriage, after marriage). Mark and Luke do not contain this caveat, because it was written to Gentile believers.

Update: I put this teaching out ony blog back in April. I did not realize how important this doctrine was until I talked to a friend a couple days ago from who had a similar teaching on his blog. We live in two different states, and have different circles. We both got really strange responses to our teachings about divorce.

Do you realize that there are people who search the Internet for God’s teaching on divorce, and then make up stories and send them questions to put doubt and fear into the people that teach it? What could be their motivation for doing this? Maybe because satan realizes that God’s teaching on covenant love is the key to revival?

Understanding Gods Ways in the Kingdom of God

In order to walk in the fullness of the Kingdom of God you have to understand BOTH the everlasting power of the Blood Covenant in Christ, AND the immutable laws of Sowing and Reaping which is the key to the Kingdom. One without the other leaves you unbalanced and unable to fully walk with God.

Understanding Christ’s Blood Covenant helps you to understand love grace and mercy. Understanding the laws of Sowing and Reaping helps you understand love, repentance and obedience.

Character Seeks Knowledge

Character trumps knowledge 10 times out of 10.

But character also seeks out knowledge, because character refuses to tell lies…

Proverbs 2
3 yes, if you cry out for knowledge,
and lift up your voice for understanding,
4 if you seek her as silver,
and search for her as for hidden treasures,
5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord,
and find the knowledge of God.

1 Corinthians 13
6 (Love) rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

SO MANY TOOLS of Love and Communication with God

There are SO MANY TOOLS you have at your disposal to keep your relationship with God fresh and effective:

– normal Bible reading
– prayer in your understanding
– prayer in the Spirit
– a Proverb of the day
– a Psalm of the day
– going to a prayer meeting
– preaching the gospel to someone in need
– giving to the poor or speaking out for the oppressed
– fasting once a week
– praying with your prayer partner at a certain time every day
– singing a scripture out loud
– reading a chapter in Scripture out loud
– singing a praise or worship song
– making up your own song out of a scripture
– turning a scripture into a prayer
– noontime prayer
– evening prayer
– early-morning prayer
– writing out a scripture by hand
– journaling out or drawing a visual of something that God has shown you…

Try to or three of these things out for the rest of this week! Then, if you get bored with those, try out two or three more!

What’s the Solution to the Gay Agenda?

Are we all up in arms and alarmed about the latest homosexual advance in culture? Is it because we don’t believe in the power of God’s Word?

Do you want to know the solution to the gay agenda?

Commandment # 5/10:

Love God by honoring what He gave you “Your parents”: Honor your father and mother, for this is the first commandment with promises. (You will live long and inherit the land, when you honor and imitate the goodness of your father and mother).

Love your Neighbor by not desiring anything that God gave them. If you don’t have a desire for someone else’s blessing, no agenda can touch you. You just grow over time and inherit what God has given you.

I don’t worry about an agenda because I know the power in the principles of God’s commandments. No aggressive agenda can stop the power of God’s commandments of love. All the commandments are based in love. The 5/10 commandment is actually the same principle, 5 towards God, 10 towards others.

So in other words, we can either save the gays with the gospel, or we can build families that will inherit and rebuild a nation that was destroyed like Sodom and Gomorrah, or Rome.

Either way, love is going to do it. Worrying about gay advancements in media and entertainment isn’t going to do anything.

Building our families and churches on love is what will work as a long term solution.

 

Relentless Love

God’s love for us is relentless, because we are worth it.

His desire and request for us to worship Him exclusively is also relentless, because He is worth it.

Never confuse God’s love for you as an excuse that its okay to follow idols and love the world.

People that speak for God will NEVER RELENT in their call for your holiness and focus on your Heavenly Father and Heavenly Bridegroom.

Jeremiah 7

25 Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:

26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.

Jeremiah 11

7 For I earnestly protested unto your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice.

8 Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do: but they did them not.

Honor, Faith and Love: Choose God or Men – But Don’t Fool Yourself

The rules in the kingdom of God are different than the rules in the kingdoms of men.

People pleasers are often shocked at the things I say and do. “Don’t you know people don’t like that? But they won’t like you anymore… They don’t want to hear that. That might not work.”

I’m amazed that people still think I care.

Men seek honor from one another. In Gods kingdom we seek the honor that comes from God only.

The measure of the Faith of God and the measure of the Love of God in you is critically connected to whom you seek and receive honor from.

John 5
41 I receive not honour from men. 42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 43 I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

In ministry, if you seek approval and honor from audiences, organizations, systems, denominations, or the good ol boys… You may get it from them. But you will not have honor from God, or a full measure of love or faith.

When you seek honor from God you do and say what He says with no regard to the approval of men.

Serving Yah vs Serving self.
Ministry vs Entertainment.

When you are Filled up with Love – you Serve the Lord with Gladness.

Because its impossible to seek honor from men and be filled with Gods love at the same time.

John 5:41 I receive not honour from men.
42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.

God Defines Love

Love suffers for a long time and remains kind, love is not competitive or envious, love hates iniquity and rejoices only in truth, and love is indomitable and never fails… all because of its Covenant with God the Father thru Jesus Christ. God defines love because He Is Love!

This world has no love because it’s filled with iniquity by Satan.

Read: 1 Corinthians 13, 1 John 3 and 4

Are We Living for “likes” or Living for LOVE?

One of the saddest and most tragic things going on in the planet right now is people making eternally directional thoughts and decisions based on numbers of facebook likes, fans, and twitter followers.

God Himself is sending out a strong spirit of delusion, so that those who don’t love the truth wont be saved.

*[[2Th 2:10-12]] KJV* And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

So, why do people choose to have pleasure in unrighteousness, instead of love for the truth? Because they cant go against the current… If Facebook was a nation, it would be the 4th largest nation on earth. If you want to have the twitter followers, the youtube views, the fans, the crowds…. You have to do and say what the masses “like.”

A love for the truth is the first thing to go when you desire to please the crowd. So when God sends a strong delusion to decieve those that don’t love the truth… you fall for the delusion and eat it up because the potential for “likes” is so good.

There is no excuse for falling away from the faith or being deluded into iniquity. Jesus said to watch and pray that you enter not into temptation. That means if you watch and pray, you wont enter into it. So people that fall away into deception and temptation just prove not only that they didnt have a love for the truth, but also that they werent really watching or praying.

*[[Mat 26:40-41]] KJV* And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

This is sad stuff, and the consequences are eternal, so I’m definitely praying for you.

But i also want to challenge you:

Are you living for “likes” or living for God’s Love – as evidenced by a love of the truth and a real prayer life. You don’t have to tell me. The proof is on your facebook page, and even if you fakebook that really good, the proof will eventually show up in your life, and in the lives of your children. (Hosea 4:6)