Monthly Archives: March 2016

We’re not automatons!

GOD GAVE MAN CONTROL OVER THE WHOLE EARTH = SOVEREIGNTY AND CONTROL WERE GIVEN OVER TO MAN.
Genesis 1:28 KJV
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

The Word is . . . JESUS !!

JESUS IS GOD IN THE FLESH.
JESUS IS THE WORD.
John 1:14 KJV
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

GOD WILL NOT EVER BREAK HIS WORD.
Psalm 89:34 KJV
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

KJV and Tongues: Q & A

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

The King James Version is my favorite Bible translation, although I do like to go to the Greek and Hebrew to get a ‘feel’ for what was originally intended. Other translations and commentaries are very helpful to clarify the sometimes obscure meaning behind the Old English of the rather poetic KJV.

Re. TONGUES : Since my use of tongues is a private affair, my wanting to share it is not an endorsement of some of the strange goings on in groups. But, even I can’t grasp why tongues is anything to debate!! It’s like choosing chopsticks or a knife and fork: What’s the big deal? Use what works for you and get on with your life!

But here’s a final takeaway on the topic: don’t let the naysayers rob you of something truly precious.

Hidden wisdom of God & Tongues

SPEAK THE HIDDEN WISDOM OF GOD :
1 Corinthians 2:7 KJV
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom , which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

YOU’LL BECOME SOOO COMFORTABLE WITH THE “MYSTERIES” OF GOD !!
1 Corinthians 14:2 KJV
For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him ; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

When your mind is clouded with negativity, do you think you’d be cheating if you just jump into tongues? Lol. Don’t, it’s not your mind that jumpstarts this glorious process!!

IT’S YOUR SPIRIT THAT PRAYS !!
1 Corinthians 14:14 KJV
For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

There’s nothing weird or other-worldly about asking God for an interpretation. He’ll put it in simple English, and immediately.

PRAY, OR SIMPLY ASK, FOR AN INTERPRETATION !!
1 Corinthians 14:13 KJV
Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

Instantaneously effective!

THE MIND OF CHRIST IS ON THE INSIDE OF YOU. HOW DO YOU GET IT OUT ? . BY SPEAKING/PRAYING IN TONGUES.

Heal thyself!

THIS IS A -h-e-a-r-t- MATTER !!
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YOU CAN WALK IN HEALING AND HEALTH AND PROSPERITY !! . FIND THEM FIRST IN THE WORD OF GOD. FOR EXAMPLE, BASED ON THE SCRIPTURE BELOW, WHERE DOES GOD LOOK WHEN HE SEES YOU ?

1 Samuel 16:7 KJV
But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

Making changes easily, perfectly, instantaneously!

YOU ARE IDENTICAL TO JESUS THE MOMENT YOU QUIT LIVING IN THE WORLD OF SENSUALITY AND SELF-SEEKING.
Hebrews 10:10, 14 KJV
By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all . [14] For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
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DO YOU DARE TRUST ENOUGH TO PUT ON INCORRUPTION ? . HOW ABOUT EXCHANGING DEATH FOR ETERNAL LIFE ?
1 Corinthians 15:53-54 KJV
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. [54] So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
INSTANTANEOUSLY !!

Why should I ever leave?

IF MY SPIRIT IS SANCTIFIED AND PERFECTED FOREVER, WHY DON’T I JUST WALK IN THE SPIRIT
A L L … T H E … T I M E ?

WHY EVER LEAVE ?
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IN MY SPIRIT, I AM AS I WILL BE IN ALL ETERNITY, SO WHO SAYS I HAVE TO LEAVE IT AND REJOIN THE PETTY CARES OF A SEPARATED LIFE ? . NO ONE !!!!! . SPIRITUAL LIVING AND BLESSEDNESS IS A GLORIFIED LIFE !!

Hebrews 10:9-10, 14 KJV
Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. [10] By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all . [14] For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

Jesus focused on the joy!

Just a thought: When Jesus “despised the shame” he didn’t despise the people … no, not ANY of them.
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HOW IN THE WORLD WAS JESUS ABLE TO ENDURE ALL THE SUFFERING ? . HE LOOKED PAST IT TO THE – JOY – HE WAS ABOUT TO ACCOMPLISH !! . YES, HE LOVES US THAT MUCH !!
Hebrews 12:2 KJV
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Suddenly my light afflictions seem infinitesimal!

HERE IS A LIST OF SOME OF PAUL’S LIGHT AFFLICTIONS:
2 Corinthians 11:23-28 KJV
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. [24] Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. [25] Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; [26] In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; [27] In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. [28] Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.

The mathematics is astronomical!
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HOW MANY YEARS DID PAUL SUFFER ?? 5? 10? 15? HE HAS BEEN IN HEAVEN NOW FOR 2,000 YEARS …!
Romans 8:18 KJV
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Have you a “light affliction” too?
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WHEN YOU ARE PERSECUTED FOR DOING GOD’S WILL FOR YOU , GOD HIMSELF MINISTERS UNTO YOU !!
Remember Paul’s description of his light affliction? And, yet he was always so joyous! You don’t have to be overcome by all the negativity either