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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Expos'e From The Dark Side !!! part 3 "Do You Know Jesus"

Let Me present to some and introduce to others Jesus "The Christ" from Nazareth. Some of us say we know Him in essence is we professing knowledge of  Him which can only come from reading and/or having an encounter with through the Holy Spirit. Jesus states in the John's Gospel 5:39 " Search the scriptures in them you think you have eternal life theses are they which testify of me", 2 Timothy 3:16 says "All scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for doctrine reproof and correction, for instruction in righteousness (17) that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. Some  of us only are interested in taking the short cut so we  spend our time trying and looking for an physical but mostly an emotional encounter which might not have been Christ at all. When Paul had a encounter with Jesus on Damascus road  it affected  his life in such a way that he became willing to do ...and to go through...THE PROCESS. During this process Paul is willing to share with us 2Corinthians 12 So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.After that he says,Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away.Each time he said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through 
me. Paul through the Holy Spirit is teaching us a profound TRUTH. I think that the "Church" has become too prideful !! How soon we forget Preachers, and leaders and other people who claim to know Christ.Who and will not press the issue of Bible study in the home and the CHURCH. I not trying to offend anyone but someone has to say it. We have people in the fellowship  who are in leadership who truly do not  believe that we should study to show ourselves approved.(if the did they would) Why  do only a few show up when there is a prayer meeting, don't they KNOW the POWER of agreement "that the fervent effectual prayer avails much". Much of our relationship with God is emotional many of us  to come to Church to shout, dance and be entertained by the Pastor. When we should be getting instructions on spiritual warfare. We should be coming to Church with pens, note books coming with the expectation of learning practical ways of applying the scripture to our lives.

In this culture we must be aware of the overt and covert work of satan, if  we would stand back and look the garden of eve experience and Jesus encounter in the wilderness then listen to John in the epistles satan attack is always the same the bible says in  1John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.(16)For all that [is] in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world. We need balance many Christian do not see the Man of God as God's instrument, do not and will not sow into there lives the bible says 1 Timothy 5:16-17,Elders who do their work well should be respected and paid well,  especially those who work hard at both preaching and teaching.Now with that being said the leader should not be looking riches his responsibility is look at the Christ and allow the teaching and the Holy Spirit to mold him. The largest Christian Church in the world,over the past century, the world has been witness to the growth of Christianity throughout Western and non-Western nations alike. However, few countries can rival the expansion rate demonstrated by South Korea during the last several decades. Some within the Christian church would herald the spread of the Christian faith in Korea as a remarkable achievement. Yet, one must not forget to examine the full-scope of effects that Christianity has had on the native way of life on the Korean peninsula, last time I checked the Pastor David Yonggi Cho  was living in an apartment with a million members we have Pastors in the US living like "rock stars" on the backs of widows and persons on welfare as they  sell the "prosperity gospel" which in no gospel at all

The Bible says in Proverbs 3:31 Do not envy the oppressor,​and choose none of his ways. In USA there in RacismClassism and Sexism, if  we truly  want to be free we must begin to look at these things in light of scripture.If we do our lives, families , our  Churches, our ministries will never be the the same .Many African American Christians have problems with this subject of racism and to that what I say is "it is what it is." Isn't true, that that African-American where brought over in the hulls of ship by people  who called Christians, " it is what it is". Isn't true that these Christians could go to Church on Sunday hang and rape on Sunday night.Isn't true that these Christians could  allow the slaves to live in the worst condition and give them little or no resources for education therefore rendering the slave powerless to understand, then in conjunction with that  came all the settle attacks. First  he would separate the family,  he picked and chose whatever woman he desired in spite of  the father of those children, then he would to call them  names ie. the N-word, stupid, shifless , lazy,ignorant, until they came to believe, then  later the slave would embrace and begin to call themselves  those same names and then assume the behavior. Let me present to some and introduce to others Jesus of Nazareth. My point is not really the issue of racism but how can we say we know Jesus and allow these things to go on and do or say nothing, we should be able to sit at the table as Christians of all races and work out our differences. Where is the conviction of the Holy Spirit ?? Proverb 3:31 Says Do not envy the oppressor,​and choose none of his ways. We see the results of not doing anything reflected in the Church today, many Churches won't allow women to preach, those who do have resources look down on those who don't, the original Church  in book of Acts 4:32 saysNow the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. 33 And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. 34 Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, 35 and laid them at the apostles’ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need. Brothers and Sisters  I pray this message today makes all of us uncomfortable  Christians  of every race creed and color we have work to do , but first become a student of scripture, search the scriptures get to know  the teachings Jesus Christ , allow the Holy Spirit to guide you,  and by all means PRAY !!!!!AMEN 

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