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1 Timothy 6:12

King James Version (KJV)

12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Many people talk about fighting the good fight of faith. Fighting the good fight of faith is not just fighting against satan and his cohorts. Fighting the good fight of faith is speaking faith words that bring forth reproduction. Your words bring forth reproduction. What you speak brings forth blessings or curses.

Jesus spoke and many were healed, delivered…ETC. Do words carry forth power? Yes! Scripture talks about your words and what they bring forth. The scripture in Matthew 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Your words are very powerful. You can bless someone and curse someone. Your words can make a situation good or bad. You need to keep your words clean.

As a believer you need to lay hold of eternal life. This means you need to understand and comprehend your life as being forever in God’s presence. Why do you need to do this? So you can continually keep your words clean. Here is an example… People arrive at a crash and see cars all messed up. These people are not going to speak good things but they will speak about the crash and even potentially bad things. More than likely the people will start talking about death. Maybe no one died but people will talk as if someone died. Why? Because they are moved by the situation. The point is this, if you lay hold of eternal life you won’t speak death. Why? Because your life is moved by eternal life.

You have negative people and positive people in a room. Whoever you hang out with is who you will talk like. The same thing applies with who you’re listening too. If your life is filled up with satanic things and you’re constantly listening to condemnation, who will you talk like? You will talk like the devil. If your life is filled up with godly things and you’re constantly listening to life, love, peace, joy and faith, who will you talk like? God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

Your words are the container of your heart. Whatever you place in your container clean or dirty will spill out. Be cautious of what you bring into your life. They will show where you have been. Your profession of life will be seen and heard by many witnesses. Keep your words clean!

Scripture Study: 1 Timothy 6:12-19

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1 Thessalonians 4:3-4

Common English Bible (CEB)

God’s will is that your lives are dedicated to him.[a] This means that you stay away from sexual immorality and learn how to control your own body in a pure[b] and respectable way.

God desires His children to live dedicated to Him. He does not want us dedicated to worldly things and its vices. As we see here in these two verses we see the words sexual immorality and control your own body. For a married couple you would think this would not apply to them but that is far from the truth. Even married couples need to keep themselves from sexual immorality. Sexual immorality will corrupt the marriage bed and will open up the marriage for opportunities of committing adultery and other sexual things.

Your eyes are the light of your body. We can find this in the following scripture: Luke 11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.What I am telling you is that sex is not the only way to commit an act of sexual immorality. Your eyes which are the light of your body can be used to commit sexual immorality.

Paul tells the us that we are to keep our own body pure and respectable. Your eyes can get you into a lot of trouble. I also know the rest of your members can get you into trouble if you start to entertain the ideas. Paul does not say just one body part, but talks about the entire body. Why? Because he knew that if one member is out-of-place the whole body will end up disjointed.

You can control your own body, but it’s a choice you will have to make every day. Sexual immorality is lurking out there and it is like a prostitute looking to lay down with someone. It will only give you a temporary time of fun. The end results will be misery and disgust. There is so many ads today that are sexual and can draw a person out of living a life dedicated to God. You can protect your dedicated life to God by continually meditating on Bible scriptures.

I used this topic of prostituting yourself because people are doing this by submitting their eyes, ears, mind and heart to junk on television, movies and radio. I know it’s hard to avoid these things but I want you to look at what you think is okay. Whatever you think is okay, your children will go further with. I am not perfect but I am finding myself being more cautious of what I watch and hear. Why? Because the world is the pimp who is showing goods that cause havoc to someones life.

It’s easy to say no and to walk away. It’s easy to be dedicated to God. Why? Because He fulfills everything I have need of. When you decide to be dedicated to something you always give your best and give your all. You can’t give your best to two things at the same time, its impossible. Make a decision. Who do you want to give your time and best too. You can give your best to the world and all of its facets or to God who will give you everything you need.

Sexual immorality will destroy a marriage and a person who is not married. Sexual immorality can get you into things you thought you would never do. Be cautious and keep your eyes on the Lord.

Scripture Study: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-5

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Ezekiel 33:30-33

King James Version (KJV)

30 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord.

31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.

32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.

33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.

With the way everything is going in our world today, the believer needs to stop playing church. As I have said before it is time to stop playing. People have become so used to the feel good sermon that Pastors are more inclined to tickle the people’s ears and hearts. Church! God is not playing! The heart of the matter is that God is doing great things in the Earth and many believers are missing it. Why? Because they want to hear what they want to hear.

Believers it’s time to stop playing and only hearing what you want to hear. Covetousness can and will destroy a person’s heart. I want the people to be encouraged! However not at the cost of going to hell. I want people to be blessed but not at the cost of losing their soul. I want people to succeed but not at the stake of earning the worlds way.

God is pouring out in our Nation and in the World. He is looking for Worshipers to arise. The heart of truth is that the believer needs to step up and step out. The believer needs to listen and obey God. The believer needs to not talk truth but live it.

What is your part? Stop playing church, stop acting, start being real, step up to what you believe, make Jesus known in your family and in your community. Don’t just be a hearer of the Word, be a doer. In the book of James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. Many say they are doing something but in reality they are just talk. Be a doer, not just a hearer otherwise you will deceive yourself.

God is looking for doers and ones who will push ahead. You might mess up but if you do, don’t let it keep you down. Stay focused on Him! Keep your face forward and don’t look back. God is speaking are you listening?

Scripture Study: Romans 3:20-26

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Galatians 5:9

Amplified Bible (AMP)

A little leaven (a slight inclination to error, or a few false teachers) leavens the whole lump [it perverts the whole conception of faith or misleads the whole church].

Interesting what Apostle Paul is talking about here. He basically said the same thing Jesus said in Matthew 16:6 Amplified Bible Jesus said to them, Be careful and on your guard against the leaven (ferment) of the Pharisees and Sadducees.Why did Paul and Jesus say this? What did they know that we need to know. They understood the concerns of false teaching, prophecy and laws.

The church today needs to be cautious of these things. It does not mean that the Pastor will be the one doing it. There are people who will come into a church and say a few things yet they are wolves wearing sheep’s clothing. I say to you be cautious of who you are listening to and who you’re keeping company with. Why? Because they could be the one who is polluting you with their version of doctrine.

Here is a crude analogy of the Believer…The believer is like a filled donut. The filled donut could look good and smell good but they could have nothing but rot on the inside. There is nothing like a Raspberry filled donut. Sugar on the outside and sweet filled jam on the inside. However if the donut has been sitting in the display cabinet for two weeks it might look good on the outside but what is on the inside could be fermented. Taking a first bite could taste good because you might not have gotten to the center of the jam. Once into the center of the jam you noticed something seems a little off. If you continue you could end up getting sick. You will be known by the filling on the inside of you. You will be known by the doctrine you speak and who you keep company with. You will be known by your belief system. Why? Because you will promote what you want and how you want things to be.

Believers who are fermented usually ferment others. 1 Corinthians 15:33 Amplified Bible (AMP) 33 Do not be so deceived and misled! Evil companionships (communion, associations) corrupt and deprave good manners and morals and character. It is very important who you hang out with.

Do you want to be blessed? Do you want the blessings on you? Then fill yourself with the Word of God daily. Pray throughout your day. Sing praise and worship songs. Bless the Lord with all you have. Do this daily. Why? Because you will fill yourself up with that sweet savor that God is looking for. How does this happen? God’s Word is powerful and mighty. If you spend time with Him, He will not corrupt you or let you down. God will encourage you throughout your day and you will most certainly walk in the blessing. Stay focused on the Word of God and you will not be tempted to participate with fermented things. Stay in the Word of God and you will see what is right and what is wrong. You will be able to discern the leaven in people. This is not an excuse to remove yourself but an opportunity to teach someone. Some will not be teachable but some will. Be ready in season and out of season.

Scripture Study: Galatians 5:1-6

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2 Corinthians 7:1

Amplified Bible (AMP)

7 Therefore, since these [great] promises are ours, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates and defiles body and spirit, and bring [our] consecration to completeness in the [reverential] fear of God.

We have such great promises with God. He will meet our needs. Be available to us always. Hear our prayers. Comfort us always. Take care of our enemies…ETC. However it is vital to note that we need to cleanse ourselves daily.

You would make sure that you were clean before you left your house right? Well it’s more than just cleaning the outside of your body. This cleansing is from things that contaminate your body spiritually as well. How can your spirit be contaminated? By what you watch on T.V. or by what you hear on the radio. Let me give you an example… Don’t just listen to the beat of the music. Listen to the words that are sung. Some of these Christian songs are abominable. They don’t speak about God’s faithfulness or that He is great. Some songs are more or less sung about the songwriter and how they have gone through something. Our spirit is susceptible to music. Why? Because we were created as creatures of worship. What is sad that there are songs that are supposedly called Christian but are full of distrust and lack of relationship.

Do you understand that music is a way to the spirit of man because of our life being made for worship. Man desires to worship. Who we worship is very important. Your spirit can become corrupted by what you put into it. Just like you would examine a dirty area of your body and cleanse it with soap, the same is needed for your spirit. You can examine what you have put into it and cleanse it by repentance. Repentance is a spiritual cleansing car wash. It examines the dirty area and applies the blood of Jesus which makes us white as snow.

Pay attention to the songs that are sung. Be sensitive to the Spirit of God that you don’t grieve Him. So if there is something that you are watching that is causing a bad stirring in you, then you should turn it off or walk out. Why? Because this “something” is making your spirit dirty and grieving the Holy Spirit.

Keeping yourself clean is your part of being consecrated unto the Lord in reverence. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Would you offer God something dirty? I think not! You would provide the best. However looking good on the outside is not enough. It’s the inside God will examine. Examine yourself and keep yourself cleansed daily!  It is your reasonable service! Romans 12:1-2 King James Version (KJV) 12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Scripture Study: 2 Corinthians 7:10-12

2 Corinthians 2:10-11

Amplified Bible (AMP)

10 If you forgive anyone anything, I too forgive that one; and what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sakes in the presence [and with the approval] of Christ (the Messiah),

11 To keep Satan from getting the advantage over us; for we are not ignorant of his wiles and intentions.

When you hear these scriptures you should be reminded about forgiveness. If you don’t forgive neither will the Lord forgive you. If you don’t forgive, your offerings will not be blessed and multiplied. Forgiveness unblocks the blessing blockers in your life. Releasing forgiveness opens a door for you but also for the recipient. Forgiveness is not for the other person, it’s for you. Remember, forgiveness is what Jesus did even after they crucified Him. Luke 23:34 (King James Version) Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.Can you do the same thing? Will you do the same thing?

Too many times people get offended. Offense is what opens the door for satan to take advantage of the person who is offended. Offense keeps the blessing from manifesting. Offense is what divides churches. Some may say well I did not like the way the Pastor spoke today. Then you my friend are very offended. Offense is the key tactic for satan to come in and divide. Division is the name of the game for satan. If you don’t like something that the Pastor has said, pray for him or her. If all you do is get offended, then you have been hanging out with satan. If you’re not, then whatever the Pastor says will not bother you. Offense is the opening of your hedge of protection. If you open it up then you open yourself to a nasty attack from satan and his cohorts.

Choose to walk in forgiveness just like Jesus. Even after people stomp on you forgive them anyways. People will make mistakes and it’s your job to love them regardless of how many mistakes they make.

Peter asked Jesus a question… Matthew 18:21-22 King James Version (KJV) 21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.Jesus responded with a love answer! Love covers the multitude of sin and trespasses. Because we are called Christians we are to be Christ-like, always!

If you think your blessings have been blocked, then ask God to show you what is holding your blessings captive. If you find that you have been offended then you need to ask God to forgive you. You need to release forgiveness to whomever you have been offended with. Forgiveness will set you free and release your blessings.

Scripture Study: 2 Corinthians 2:10-17

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Deuteronomy 6:8

And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.

Let me ask you some questions. What was the purpose for binding the commandments to our hand? Why would we want to put the commandments as the frontlets between our eyes? If you look at some of the verses before this verse we see that God says and ” these words which I command thee this day shall be in your heart.”

As the topic suggests, we need to hold onto the Word of God. Something the church needs to consider… God gave these commandments for purpose. God knew that the world would come into a place of evil. We are to hold onto the Word of God for this purpose. Holding on to the Word of God is more than just keeping your Bible in your house or on your shelf. Holding on to the Word of God is about reading, meditating, searching, inquiring, requiring, teaching and living. There is a lot more but for discussion reasons I will just talk about the purpose of living by the Word of God.

I believe one of the purposes of having the Word of God in your hands is to keep your hands occupied and not doing foolish things. The Bible is the viable source for everything! It’s important to note that if you are not using your Bible then most likely you are not going to win every victory. God wanted the Word of God to be bound on our hand and as frontlets between our eyes so we can stay focused on Him and on His Word.

If we are going to stay victorious then we will need to have the Word of God on us and in us. We do this by staying consistent in reading and meditating on the Word of God. The scripture that says ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” means that you can be strengthened when you read your Bible and when you meditate on the scriptures. The Word of God is strength to your navel and health your bones.

Keeping the Word of God before you daily will keep you from walking, talking and acting like the World. It’s a daily process but very achievable. Keeping the Word of God before your eyes will help you to make right decisions and to stand in the midst of adversity. The world is on a major downhill slide and those that are not holding onto the Word of God will begin to grasp at anything. What will you do?

Scripture Study: Romans 12

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