Calm Down, Repent, and Keep His Commandments

Our ABBA Father loves us, ❤❤❤but He ignores our temper tantrums. He only responds to Faith & Obedience🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

If you’ve ever raised a toddler into a child, you know the stages of emotional manipulation that comes when their will is being conformed into obedience:

– denial “huh?” not acknowledging the instruction
– temper tantrums
– blame-shifting, responsibility avoidance
– negotiation “if I do this, then you gotta…”
– “you don’t love me”
– self-hatred, “woe is me”

This is the same thing we do when our Father in Heaven commands us to repent, mature, and grow up.

Toddlers are so so cute🥰🥰🥰. They are so expressive and talented. They get a lot of likes and subscribes and sympathy. If you’re honest you don’t even really want to discipline them. You enjoy them too much!

But guess what? Emotional manipulation and blame shifting won’t work with God. He’s not an ignorant first time parent. He is a Father to the fatherless.

He IS patient, and He IS kind, and His mercy IS brand new every morning… BUT HE STILL COMMANDS US TO REPENT.

Calm Down, Repent, and Keep His Commandments.

Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

Following Jesus:::When I Became a Man, I Put Away Childish Things

The more you follow Jesus, the more you learn how to produce Kingdom fruit that remains. If we are in Him, we should be able to make disciples that don’t fall away from the faith into apostasy and sin. Even Jesus himself lost one (Judas), but overall His discipleship was effective.

If you grow up in traditional churchianity, a lot of this has to be learned by trial and error.

When you see that what you’re doing isn’t producing what you see in the Scriptures, you then have a decision to make:

Will I keep doing the same thing, or will I find out how Jesus did it, and do that instead?

Many people go thru the same trials and errors; but still learn absolutely nothing and don’t change at all.

What makes the difference? Two things: Love of the Truth instead of the love of money; and the Fear of God instead of the fear of man. Those two things are what really helps you to follow Jesus.

– I had to move from Christian hip hop & Churchy entertainment to discipleship & prayer.

– I had to move from moguling and fashion promoting to family order and assembly order.

– I had to move from performing and merchandising to keeping the Commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

– I had to move from apologetic arguing and debating to preaching, teaching, healing, and casting out devils.

– I had to move from earthly politics and branding movements to building up my treasure in the New City of Jerusalem.

– I had to go from the ignorance and the fake freedom of rebellion to being blown away by the wisdom and true freedom that comes from God’s Laws.

Why? Because when you get tired of rotten fruit, you are forced to either grow up, or keep eating rotten fruit. It’s not easy, but I choose Kingdom growth!

1 Corinthians 13:11

For BALANCE Sake: Encouragement, Warnings, Wisdom


For Balance Sake lets say there are 3 types of messages in the Scriptures:


Encouragement is fun to hear, it makes you feel good. It’s good news. Its positive and uplifting and gives you the hope that you need to keep going.

Warnings are not fun to hear. They make you feel restricted. However warnings protect you from the error and lies that could kill you.

Wisdom is 50/50 to the hearer. It depends on your current goals & mindset whether you are open to wisdom and instruction or not.

Wisdom, Knowledge and Instruction will help you attain your goals and complete your purpose, but if you aren’t focused on being effective in your purpose, you won’t care as much.

One thing that DOESN’T fit with the Scriptures: ERROR & LIES.


How do People Respond to Each Message?

Encouragement: Everyone loves it. Its positive and uplifting.

Warnings get the most opposition: “that’s judgemental” “that’s bad news” “you’re so negative” “nobody wants to hear that” “you must be a hypocrite, because its impossible to obey that Scripture”

Wisdom: 50/50. “That’s not essential to the gospel, I just want good news” “That’s too deep, too boring” “I’m not ready for that” OR “Yes that’s what I’m looking for” “That makes sense” “That’s what I need right now”


We all should be balanced ministers of the Word.

However let’s be honest:

Some of us are more gifted at Encouragement.

Some of us have been created to give more Warnings.

Some of us are designed for more Wisdom & Instruction.

Mature ministers of the Word will give and support (via teamwork) a timing-appropriate balance of all 3 Messages, regardless of their particular specialty.

Why? Because in order for a soul to be mature in the Gospel: they will need a balance of ALL THREE: Encouragement, Warnings, AND Wisdom.

The Immature and the Hypocrital will despise and be suspicious of the gift they don’t specialize in – instead of realizing that we all need each other to defeat ERROR and LIES, glorify GOD, and bear GOOD FRUIT THAT REMAINS.

Why? Because if you were a true preacher and disciple maker, you would know that a full complete message of Encouragement, Warnings, and Wisdom is needed to bring anyone into maturity and enduring salvation.


I Love the Power in His Name.
I Love the Mercy in His Love.
I Love the Wisdom in His Commandments.

LIFECHANGERS: Humility and Accountability

If you are waiting for Repentance to become the Easy, Fun, Cool, or Popular thing to do – you will be waiting FOREVER… in the Lake of Fire.

Repent and Believe the Gospel today. Keep the Commandments of God, and the Faith of Jesus.

Repentance is Never comfortable. It’s always embarrassing. But God RESISTS the Proud. One choice to make. Humility.

Repentance is just as POWERFUL as Forgiveness.

Proverbs 14:9
English Standard Version
Fools mock at the guilt offering, but the upright enjoy acceptance.
Berean Study Bible
Fools mock the making of amends, but goodwill is found among the upright.
New American Standard Bible
Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is good will.
King James Bible
Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
Christian Standard Bible
Fools mock at making reparation, but there is goodwill among the upright.
Contemporary English Version
Fools don’t care if they are wrong, but God is pleased when people do right.
Good News Translation
Foolish people don’t care if they sin, but good people want to be forgiven.

God is not withholding that one thing that’ll transform your life. You might be rejecting it. It’s called ACCOUNTABILITY.

Giving a “count” of your actions, time, or money to another person or group of people.

Complete Kingdom Salvation is Multifaceted

Believing the Gospel gets you into the Kingdom.

Obeying the Commandments keeps you submitted to the King of the Kingdom.

Keeping the Ordinances makes you productive in the Kingdom and protects you from the enemies of the Kingdom.

If you want your life to grow instead of stagnate, keep on embracing the Holy Spirit as He leads you into deeper Repentance, deeper Humility, and deeper Accountability!

Dont be Scared to Grow with Courage and Love

but also:
You need BOTH to move Forward.➡️

It’s ok to grow up.

It’s not automatic – spiritual and mental growth takes purposed change.

Its ok to change.

I will always Love you, but by God’s Grace I will not stop growing just to make you feel comfortable…

I will encourage you to come with me, but I won’t stop obeying His Commands.

God first.

People next.

Growth mindset.

spiritual retardation is evidence of the evil one

When there is physical retardation or stunted growth in a child, it’s often due to a genetic defect restricting a hormone.
When there is a mental retardation or delay in a child’s development, it can be due to a substance that has damaged the brains ability to grow.


Spiritually, the grace of God is the most powerful resource on the planet, and the Bible is clear that we are born again of INCORRUPTIBLE SEED. There is no excuse for spiritual retardation inside the kingdom.


So in the case of a so-called Christian that refuses to grow up in holiness and maturity of the mind, and sobriety of the soul. There HAS be a corruption of the enemy implanted into the spirit or soul.


When a Christian claims to follow the Lord for a matter of years – but all of the sudden refuses to grow further and produce more fruit – it’s often a demonic or worldly element of the evil one that has caused them to resist the grace of God. The enemy has sowed poisonous tare seeds in the middle of the wheat.


“An enemy hath sown this. Let them both grow up together, and in the time of the harvest, the tares will be gathered and burned. The wheat will be taken into eternal life.” (Jesus Paraphrased )

Children Hate Correction

When do you want your discipline?

When do you want your correction?

When will you allow yourself to be humbled?

No matter how much I love my son, feed him, support him, encourage him, kiss him, hug him, play with him… when it comes time for correction, he always hates correction. Every time. As soon as I correct him he immediately forgets all the other good things I’ve done. Why? Because he’s a child.

What’s really sad is when grownups act the same way. Children always hate correction, but its a part of real love. Love is being faithful to the covenant. Emotions are up and down but Love is Steady. Mature people realize that love is not only emotion, but faithfulness.

Proverbs 12:1
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.

Proverbs 27:6
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.

Natural Maturity and Spiritual Maturity are Opposites

Natural Maturity and Spiritual Maturity are on opposite ends of the spectrum.

With natural maturity, as you grow up you become less and less dependent on your parents.

With spiritual maturity, the more you grow up the more dependent on your Father and the Holy Spirit you become.

What Prize are You Competing For?

Nobody finishes a race while gazing at the starting line. Why not focus on the finish line?

So much spiritual error comes from constantly looking back to your starting point instead of looking at Christ for maturity and how you can finish the race for HIS prize and not the “prizes” of the earthly minded headed for destruction.

Don’t chase relevance and validation from the world, chase holiness and maturity.

Philippians 3
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you….

17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.

18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.

All spiritual error has a spiritual price, it just never tells you how high it is upfront… It just shows up and debits your account when you least expect it and can’t afford it.

Watch & Pray & Press towards Maturity.

How Do You Respond to the FIRE?

When we want God’s presence to manifest in our life or our community on a larger scale…

We first have to realize that no flesh will glory in His presence. Then when our fleshly (carnally selfish) ideas and attitudes are being burned by the fire of God, we will be EXCITED, not threatened. Then we might just EMBRACE God, not push His Holy Spirit away in favor of our cleverness…

How do you respond to the Fire?

How did Moses respond to the Fire? He stuck with the presence of God and talked with God face to face. The rest of the nation was fearful and did not want to get close to God… except Joshua.

How did Elijah respond to the Fire? He actually embraced the fire before it fell. He called it down and most of the nation was in fear of it because they barely knew God.

How did Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego respond to the Fire? The fire of persecution tried to get them to submit to Babylon, but they embraced the fire, and God was with them in it. It ended up burning their enemies, and God kept them alive.

Hebrews 12:29

For our God is a consuming fire.

1 Corinthians 1:29

That no flesh should glory in his presence.

Isaiah 33:14

The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

For more see:

1 Peter 3:7
Acts 2