The Wisdom of God Pt 1

Wisdom, Time and Production

 

Eph 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. 3 But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; 4 and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

 

OUR FRUITFULLNESS HERE AND NOW AFFECTS US IN OUR INHERITANCE THEN AND THERE.

 

6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them; 8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.

 

I choose love.
I choose joy. 
I choose peace. 
I choose patience.
I choose kindness.
I choose goodness.
I choose faithfulness.
I choose gentleness.
I choose self-control.

11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them; 12 for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.

 

KEEP THEM BUSY WASTING THEIR LIFE

 

13 But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. 14 For this reason it says, “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.” 15 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

 

AMP 15 Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people),16 Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.

 

KJV redeeming the time

 

THE KEY TO REDEEMING TIME IS THE WISDOM OF GOD

 

James 4:14 You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

 

OUR TIME IS VERY SHORT AND THEREFORE IT IS VERY PRECIOUS.

 

WHAT IS OUR LIFE?  IT’S AN AMOUNT OF TIME.

 

Col 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.

 

AMP 5 Behave yourselves wisely [living prudently and with discretion] in your relations with those of the outside world (the non-Christians), making the very most of the time and seizing (buying up) the opportunity.

 

TEV Be wise in the way you act. Making use of every good opportunity you have.

 

Eccl 8:5 He who keeps a royal command experiences no trouble, for a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure.

Spiritual Things Pt 12

Dependence Upon the Holy Spirit

 

Job 32:8 But it is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.

 

MSG it’s God’s Spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty One, that makes wise human insight possible.

 

AMP But there is [a vital force] a spirit [of intelligence] in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives men understanding.

 

Luke 1:35 The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.

 

HUNGER IS ONE OF THE GREATEST SIGNS OF A HEALTHY SPIRIT

WHEN JESUS WALKED THIS EARTH, HE WAS COMPLETELY DEPENDENT UPON THE HOLY SPIRIT

Heb 9:14 who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God,..

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME UPON MARY AND CONCEIVED WITHIN HER THE SON OF GOD.   HE BECAME FLESH BY THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT

 

Matt 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.

 

Luke 3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus was also baptized, and while He was praying, heaven was opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.”

 

Acts 10:38 You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

 

Luke 4:1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led around by the Spirit in the wilderness

 

HE WAS CONCEIVED BY THE SPIRIT. AFTER HE WAS BAPTIZED WITH THE SPIRIT AND ANOINTED, THEN HE WAS LEAD.

 

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor.  He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed, 19 To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”

 

JESUS ACCOMPLISHED HIS MINISTRY BY THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT

 

HE WAS CONCEIVED, ANOINTED, LEAD AND ACCOMPLISHED HIS MINISTRY BY THE SPIRIT.

 

Hebrews 9:14 HE OFFERED HIMSELF AS THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT.

 

THE SAME HOLY SPIRIT THAT CONCEIVED HIM IN MARY’S WOMB, THAT CAME ON HIM AT THE JORDAN, THAT LEAD HIM, THAT EMPOWERED HIM, THAT GAVE HIM THE POWER TO ENDURE, IS THE SAME POWER THAT RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD.

 

Acts 1:1 The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen.

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE VOICE OF GOD WE HEAR.

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE MANIFESTATION OF GOD TO YOUR HEART.

7 MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SPIRIT

Isaiah 11:2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength,

The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

 

THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS AN IMPARTATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

Rom 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

A Beautiful Life

 Pastor Donna Christian

  1. A beautiful life is one that is transforming

 

 

Romans 12:2 (TPB) “Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformedby the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think.  This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life…

 

2Cor. 3:18 (Message) All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.

 

  1. A beautiful life is one that is satisfying and pleasing to God.

 

  1. 2…This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a BEAUTIFUL LIFE, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.”

 

Eph. 5:10 (NASV) …trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.

 

Luke 9:62 (NKJV) Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

 

Prov. 16:7 (NASV) When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

 

  1. A beautiful life is one of surrender and worship

 

Romans 12:1 (TPB) “Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies?  I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices.  And live in holiness, experiencing all that delight his heart.  For this becomes your genuine expression of worship.”

 

Galatians 2:20 “It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me.  The life I know live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who gave himself for me.”

 

  1. A beautiful life is one of humility

 

 

Romans 12:3 (TPB) “God has given me grace to speak a warning about pride.  I would ask each of you to be emptied of self-promotion and not create a false image of your importance.”

 

Phil 2:3-4 (TPB)  “Be filled from pride filled opinions, for they will only harm your cherished unity.  Don’t allow self promotion to hide in your hearts, but in authentic humility put others first and view others as more important than yourselves.  Abandon every display of selfishness.  Posses a greater concern for what matters to others instead of your own interests.”

 

‘Let His mindset become your motivation.’

 

Romans 12:16 (TPB) “Live happily together in the spirit of harmony, and be as mindful of another’s worth as you are your own.  Don’t live with a lofty mindset thinking you are too important to serve others, but be willing to do menial tasks and identify with those who are humble minded.  Don’t be smug or think for a moment you know it all.”

 

  1. A beautiful life is a giving life.

 

Romans 12:4 (TPB) “For though we are many, we’ve all been mingled into one body in Christ.  This means that we are all vitally joined to one another, with each contributing to the others.”

 

2 Cor 9:7 (TPB) “Let giving flow from your heart, not from a sense of religious duty.  Let it spring up freely from the joy of giving-all because God loves hilarious generousity.”

 

2 Cor. 8:7 (NIV) “But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you —see that you also excel in this grace of giving.

 

  1. A beautiful life is one devoted to loving others

 

Romans 12:9 (TPB) “Let the inner movement of your heart always be to love one another, and never play the role of an actor wearing a mask…

Romans 12:10 “Be devoted to tenderly loving your fellow believers as member of one family.  Try to outdo yourselves in respect and honor of one another.”

 

Romans 12:13 “Take a constant interest in the needs of God’s beloved people and respond by helping them.  And eagerly welcoming them as guests into your home.”

 

1 Peter 4:8 (TPB)  “Above all, constantly echo God’s intense love for one another, for love be a canopy over a multitude of sins.”

 

Prov. 19:11 (NASV) A man’s discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.

 

  1. A beautiful life is an enthusiastic life

 

Romans 12:11,12 (TPB)  “Be enthusiast to serve the Lord, keeping your passion toward him boing hot!  Radiate with the glow of the Holy Spirit and let him fill you with excitement as you serve him.”

 

  1. A beautiful life is an offense free life

 

 

Romans 12:19 “Beloved, don’t be obsessed with taking revenge, but leave that to God’s righteous justice.  For the Scriptures say, “Vengeance is mine, and I will repay.”

 

Soaked But Not Sunk

Pastor Brody Christian

MARK 4:35

PROVERBS 3:24 

“WHEN YOU LIE DOWN YOU WILL NOT BE AFRAID; YES YOU WILL LIE DOWN AND YOUR SLEEP WILL BE SWEET”

PROVERBS 20:13  
“DON’T BE TOO FOND OF SLEEP; YOU’LL END UP IN THE POORHOUSE”

  JUST BECAUSE JESUS IS IN OUR BOAT DOESEN’T MEAN WE WON’T HAVE STORMS

JOHN 16. 33

“I HAVE SAID THESE THINGS TO YOU, THAT IN ME YOU MAY HAVE PEACE. IN THE WORLD YOU WILL HAVE TRIBULATION. BUT TAKE HEART: I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.”

JUST BECAUSE JESUS IS IN OUR BOAT DOESN’T MEAN WE WON’T GET WET 

WHATEVER IS HOLDING YOUR AWE THAT IS WHAT IS HOLDING YOUR FOCUS!

LUKE 22:31-32

“PETER, PETER, BEHOLD, SATAN HAS DEMANDED PERMISSION TO SIFT YOU LIKE WHEAT: BUT I HAVE PRAYED FOR YOU, THAT YOUR FAITH MAY NOT FAIL; AND YOU, WHEN ONCE YOU HAVE TURNED AGAIN, STRENGTHEN YOUR BROTHERS”

Spiritual Things Pt 11

“The Breath of the Almighty”

 

1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and these three are one.

 

John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

 

20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one

 

1 Cor. 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

 

Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

 

2 Cor 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A PERSON DISTINCT FROM GOD THE FATHER AND GOD THE SON AND YET THEY FUNCTION AND OPERATE AS ONE

 

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

 

26 Then god said, “let us make man in our image”

 

Gen 3:22 And the Lord God (Elohim) said, behold, the man is become as one of us

 

Gen 11:7 Come, let us go down and there confuse their language

 

Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS BEEN AROUND FROM THE BEGINNING.

 

NKJV Job 26:13 By His Spirit He adorned the heavens; His hand pierced the fleeing serpent. 14 Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, And how small a whisper we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand?”

 

Ps 104:30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the ground.

 

JUST LIKE HE RENEWED THE FACE OF THE EARTH HE CAN RENEW YOUR LIFE.

 

Ps 33:6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.

 

Job 33:4 The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

 

Zch 12:1 The burden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel.  Thus declares the Lord who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him,

 

NOT ONLY WAS HE INVOLVED IN CREATION BUT HE WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN YOUR EXISTENCE

YOU WERE CREATED BY THE BREATH OF THE SPIRIT

 

Eccl 12:7 then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

 

WHEN THE BODY DIES THE BORN-AGAIN SPIRIT GOES BACK TO GOD.

 

1 Pet 3:18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; 19 in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah

 

Gen 2:7 Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

 

WHEN YOU GET BORN AGAIN YOU ARE MORE AWARE OF THE LIFE (THE HOLY SPIRIT) THAN ANYONE ELSE.

 

HE IS ACTUALLY THE ONE WHO CONVICTS YOU OF SIN AND SHOWS YOU, YOU NEED JESUS. (John 18:8)

 

Job 27:3 For as long as life is in me, And the breath of God is in my nostrils,

 

John 3:6 that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

 

WHEN WE ARE BORN AGAIN WE ARE LIKE THE WIND.  YOU HAVE TO STAY SENSITIVE TO HIM.

 

Eccl 11:5 Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.

 

Ezk 37:9 Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life.”’”

 

10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.

Forget The Regrets

Pastor Donna Christian

Is. 43:18 NASB “Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past.

Is. 43:19 “Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.

 

Lam. 3:21 NKJV This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope.

Lam. 3:22 Through the LORD’S mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

Lam. 3:23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.

 

Forget the Regrets

Focus on the Future

 

 

Shut up, get up, look up, rise up, and I will lift you up!

 

Prov. 24:16 NKJV  For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again,

But the wicked shall fall by calamity.

 

Phil. 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,

 

Apprehended-not fully grasping this, not understanding, not fully seizing, haven’t arrived…

 

  1. FORGET

 

put aside, deliberately ignore, purposefully disregard, completely forgotten’

 

FLUSH THE STUFF!

 

  1. BEHIND

 

Literally means, it should never be revisited, it should be left in the past, do not turn around and focus on it again. DON’T LIVE IN THE PAST.

 

YOU CAN’T TRIP OVER WHAT IS BEHIND YOU!

 

Matt. 16:21 NKJV From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.

Matt. 16:22  Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!”

Matt. 16:23  But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

 

Psa. 40:1 NKJV  I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.

Psa. 40:2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay,

And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.

Psa. 40:3 He has put a new song in my mouth—Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD.

 

Forgetting (turning away from) what lies behind (it is in the past, obsolete, can’t be changed, abandoned, never to be revisited…

 

“If you don’t put it behind you, it will mess with what’s before you.”

 

  1. REACHING

 

Phil 3:13-14 the Passion Bible

…I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead.  I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory prize through the anointing of Jesus.

 

Phil:13 TPB  ‘I Don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this, however I do have one compelling focus:

 

Psa. 73:26 NKJV My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

 

  1. FOCUS

 

Heb. 12:1 NASV Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Heb. 12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

What you continue to look at you will eventually move towards and become.

 

It is much easier to run, when you have less weight on you!  Whether it is a physical race or a spiritual race

 

And the more you run, the lighter you begin to be and live!!!!

 

Forget those things

Which are Behind

Reaching forward

to what is ahead Focus

 

Spiritual Things Pt 10

The Breath of the Almighty

1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and these three are one.

 

1 Cor. 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

1 Cor 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: 2 You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. 3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.

4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are differences of administrations (ministries), but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of operations (Workings), but it is the same God who works all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:

 

THE SOURCE OF LIFE IS THE FATHER.

THE GIVER OF LIFE IS JESUS

THE POWER OF LIFE IS THE HOLY SPIRIT.

 

THE SOURCE OF HEALING IS THE FATHER

THE HEALER IS JESUS

THE GIVER OF HEALING IS THE HOLY SPIRIT.

 

THE SOURCE OF LOVE IS THE FATHER (GOD IS LOVE)

THE ONE WHO LOVED IN ACTION AND DIED IS JESUS

THE ONE WHO MANIFESTS HIS LOVE TO US IS THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

IT COMES FROM THE SOURCE, THE FATHER, THROUGH THE SON (THE CHANNEL), IN THE SPIRIT.  (SAY IT 3X’S)

 

“IN THE SPIRIT” MEANS IN UNITY WITH HIM… ONE WITH HIM… CONNECTED TO HIM… IN HARMONY… IN RELATIONSHIP TO..

 

OUR PRIORITY IS TO BE IN FELLOWSHIP WITH THE SPIRIT.

 

Heb 4:16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS BEEN AROUND FROM THE BEGINNING.

 

NKJV Job 26:13 By His Spirit He adorned the heavens; His hand pierced the fleeing serpent. 14 Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, And how small a whisper we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand?”

 

Ps 104:30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the ground.

 

Ps 33:6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.

 

Job 33:4 The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

 

Zch 12:1 The burden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel. Thus declares the Lord who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him,

 

YOU WERE CREATED BY THE BREATH OF THE SPIRIT

 

Eccl 12:7 then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

 

WHEN THE BODY DIES THE BORN-AGAIN SPIRIT GOES BACK TO GOD.

 

1 Pet 3:18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; 19 in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah

 

Gen 2:7 Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

 

HE IS ACTUALLY THE ONE WHO CONVICTS YOU OF SIN AND SHOWS YOU, YOU NEED JESUS. (John 18:8)

 

Job 27:3 For as long as life is in me, And the breath of God is in my nostrils,

 

John 3:6 that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

 

Eccl 11:5 Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.

 

Ezk 37:9 Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life.”’”