At the beginning of any other new year, when the clock strikes 12, many people will put into action what they call their “New year’s resolution.” These are goals people set for themselves that range anywhere from losing 10 lbs to saving money, but by March those goals fizzle and die; they become just a little more than talk. Why? Lack of discipline, and whether we want to admit it or not, lack of discipline is a sign of an immature mind. Just because there is physical growth, that does not necessarily mean there is mean and spiritual growth. We should be growing spiritually daily. There are things we must be doing daily if that's going to happen
According to 1 Peter 2:1 there are 5 things we need to get rid of if we are going to grow.
The Greek word for “rid yourself” in this scripture “means to put off one’s clothing, or to cleanse oneself of these things that defile.” Believers have to strip off…
A child of Yahweh can not have evil feelings or thoughts for his brother. In fact, how can you claim to love GOD, but you have hate for your brother? Sorry to tell you this fam but that not possible
Colossians 3:8 (NIV) But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
When a deceitful person wants something, he looks at the person’s weakness or ignorance, and that’s what he attracts. Keep a lookout for that type of person and make sure that he or she is not you!
Envy or Covetousness is a desire or thought that lust or craves for something that belongs to someone else. You want what they got. You want the power he has. You want the wife he has. You want something that isn't yours and you want it so bad that it eats at your heart. And this can lead to other problems and sins.
Yahweh would like for us to live comfortably and safely without the fear that we or our family would be harmed because someone wants what we have. In Romans 13:9 Yahweh teaches us that we are not to covet what our neighbors have, It’s evil and can destroy. Note a breakdown of Exodus 20:17 teaches us to never covet your neighbors…
But Slender destroys 3 people The speaker, the person spoken to and the person spoken of
Read the Bible like any other book from beginning to end. Really get into it, break it down getting the writer's thoughts, the meanings of the words, manners and customs, and the purpose of God had for each passage. But there will be times when you really need to read it unlike any other book because it’s not like any other book. It is inspired by Yah. It should be read slowly, prayerfully, daily, meditatively, searchingly, and obediently.
It’s important that we study Yah’s word daily. And if not daily, it should be often. Our belief is that the Bible is the inspired Word of Yah. It teaches us how to know him and how to live in this world. We should study the Bible Daily…
Have you developed the habit of daily Bible study?
While we are studying daily, we should be praying every day, throughout the day. Yahweh wants constant fellowship with you! So…
Always remember, proper prayer prevents poor performance!
Are you praying daily?
To “take up your cross” is something that has to take place in your thoughts. When thoughts that aren’t pleasing to God come to your mind during the day, you “put them to death” on an inner “cross.”
We have evil, ungodly thoughts all the time. Anyone who says they don’t is lying. It’s human nature. But we have to put those thoughts to death. Nail them to the cross, and do it daily!
Do you take up your cross daily?
One of Satan's main weapons is division. How do we win? How do we become successful as a church? We can't be divided. A house divided can not stand. ( Matthew 12:22). We have to move as one unit, one body in on accord. That is how we get things done and impact our community in a powerful way!
Acts 2:47- Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily…
Understand this, If you don’t have the same vision, you’re not serving the same God! I used to love studying ants when I was younger. When aggressive ants like fire ants or army ants have to cross a body of water, they work as one unit to create a raft that can last for weeks. When several weaker things are united as one they become strong.
Are we daily on one Accord?
Acts 5:52- and daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
Jesus cursed the fig tree, for it was not producing fruit and an unhealthy tree will not produce fruit. While we are studying praying daily, we are receiving knowledge and wisdom. Oh you that that was all for you? If you are blessed with wisdom and knowledge and you don’t share it, you are stealing. That isn’t just for you. (Mt. 6:19-2; Lk 3:13; Ep. 4:28; 1 Tim 6:17-19; Eze 22:12. That is how we grow and become strong as a community. Learning and ten teaching what you learned.
Are you teaching daily?
This means to encourage and give comfort to another. The Greek word translated "exhort" (keep in mind, the New Testament was written in greek), parakleite is the word of strong encouragement. I know, I know. That's the opposite of what we see every day. Even in the church. But as Christians, we should be encouraging each other and cheering each other on. Not tearing each other down.
In his commentary The Message of Hebrews, Raymond Brown writes,
It is never fitting for believers to adopt the depressing pessimistic outlook of a godless world. With God, things can always be better, and Christians ought to be the first to say so. It is far from easy for many believers to live and witness effectively for Christ in contemporary society. Every Christian ought to be able to count on the cheering encouragement of his fellow believers. To make that possible, every member of the body of Christ should grasp opportunities every day to speak the uplifting word and do the supportive thing for his Christian partners in Christ. (p. 88)
Do you exhort your brothers and sisters daily?
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Let me be 100 percent real with you. This one was hard to write. I’m a person that struggles with trusting our government in general. When it comes to government I think more like Malcolm X then Martin Luther King. I definitely have issues with our current president.
So what is a…Continue