Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Choose Life!

I know this seems like an elementary thing to write about. We already did this, it is why we are called believers. However, it still comes to my attention when I hear that life has all of these choices for us. It has been described as this virtual smorgasbord of things we can choose from. We tend to think that it is the abundant life that Jesus has offered to us and it just isn't at all.

That smorgasbord is a type of thinking that the world has. You know that broad way. But we know where that broad way is going and I don't mean the one in New York. We all know that the view and the path we take has been narrowed, so why are we broadening our horizons, looking at the big picture, and seeing the world from all of the different perspectives?

I heard this a speaker tell a collesium full of people to do it afraid if you don't know what to do. I have written about this before. It just isn't the thing to do no matter how it sounds, it just isn't in the Word of God. If it isn't the Word is just isn't right.

First, let's make it as clear as possible when listening to men and women of God who is suppose to be teaching His Word. You must read it for your self to be truely set free. You must have an understanding of what it means so that it can be digested and become a part of who you are. Trying to get an understanding is what the teachers, evangelists, pastors, prophets, and ministers are for (Ephesians 4:11-13 KJV). But if there is a glich in the system of reading, hearing the Word taught, and studying then we must find that cog to get the system flowing again.

You must be mindful who is the one teaching. If the person doesn't walk the walk or talk the talk in his/her own personal life then there is no way they can take you to where they have never been. It is why the scriptures have guidelines for Bishops and Deacons. Those positions are very different in the dynamics of ministry. Therefore, between a Bishop and deacon, there are other positions. God would not have those other positions do anything less in than He expects of a Bishop or a deacon (1 Timothy 3:8-13 AMP).

Those who teach the Word already knows that God judges them by a completely different standard (James 3:1-4 AMP). They move people in one direction or another based upon what people will and won't believe. It is a highly honorable position and should not be taken lightly. However, people are people. Some hear the voice of God to be teachers and not the rest of the instruction. So they are teachers without the training to do the task. Eventually, I believe they find out later when they see what they must do to maintain the anointing. It still doesn't diminish the responsibility of the student. You must study day and night. It is the step needed to be set free.

In that time, here are some other matters that you should be aware of. Notice when being taught, how many scriptures are being used. If there is only one scripture during the soliloquies and it doesn't have anything to do with that scripture but what is being said is holding your attention, you know you are going to be responsible for what you ate and how it is faring with your life. If there is a barrage of scriptures being said but no message - actually the same result because you could have done that on your worst day. Nothing was taught. But if there is an average amount of scriptures and some seemed like it corresponded with the message and there was a little added something else, what do you think that little something was?

When I asked, a woman said it was the revelation knowledge that God gives to the speaker. Well, hey, I am all for that except here is the thing about revelation knowledge; God is not going to go against His own Word!!!Even if it was somethig symbolic, the teacher must make it plain enough for the hearer to understand. If the hearer doesn't understand, the teacher did not do his job.

Have you ever went to a service and left more confused than you were going in? Why do you still attend those services?

Life is what Jesus gave. That's it!!! There is no humongous choice of other things. Its just life. If there are two choices given and you don't have a clue, you say, "I choose life." The other people may not know what you are talking about but God does and He will give you the right one to choose from. The Holy Spirit leads you in all truth and shows you things to come, there just is no doing anything afraid nor is there so many decisions to make. You know Jesus and what He has done. The path of the righteous has been made plain. Be confident and assured that you cannot be led astray with Lord on your side. Seeing that it is impossible to please Him without faith, keep fear away from you (James 4:7 KJV).

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