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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 Corinthians 13:7

Amplified Bible (AMP)

7Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].

Love bears it all. Love never gets weak and always believes the very best about everyone. You can run away from God, but, God who is love, will never run away from you.

After I turned 19 years old I recommitted my life back to God to do whatever He needed me to do. However after a little time of working in my church I became jaded. I was disappointed with my Youth Pastor. There was a falling out between him and myself. I didn’t want to work for the church or God again. I was feeling really upset. I told God that I would do whatever He wanted except I had a big but… The but was if someone were to hurt me I would step down. I would leave the church! This is something I learned from others. When something would go wrong I would just give in and get out.

If everyone were to give up then the church would fail. Why? Because there will always be disappointments. Someone is going to hurt you. Someone is going to say something stupid. However, God never gave up on you. Especially when you said something hurtful or stupid. His love remained the same. His love is not conditional but unconditional. The Bible says that God is not a respecter of persons. If He was, then none of us would make Heaven. None of us would feel or sense love.

Maybe you have felt like you want to give in and get out of your church. Maybe you have felt like all Christians want to do is to hurt you. Maybe you feel like all Pastors are mean because you had a mean Pastor. Maybe your hurt because you have not let go of past hurts. If this should be you, let me encourage you!

Love believes the very best about every person. When someone does you wrong, choose to love them more. When they act stupid, love them more. Go out of your way to show love. Jesus was spit upon! How would you react? Love is always ready to believe the very best about every person. No matter what you say to me about someone I am going to choose to believe the very best about the person anyways. Loves hope is fadeless under all circumstances. Even when you watch someone be mean to another you can rely on love in the midst of the circumstance. Love never becomes weak.

In order for love to operate properly I needed to forgive and forget what the Youth Pastor did to me. I chose to walk in love instead of quitting! I started to reap a real blessing the moment I let love work. Today I am still ministering because of the love that Jesus has shown me and because I am not a quitter. I love because He first loved me. Love has made the circumstances of life small in my eyes. With love you can conquer a multitude of complaints, rifts and sins. With love you can cause others to walk like you. Be a leader! God is the strong safety you will never lose with.

Scripture Study: John 6:22-29

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1 Corinthians 13:3

King James Version (KJV)

 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

When I hear this verse or read it for myself I think about Pastors. There are many Pastors out there that give their stuff away. They feed the poor and they are constantly burning their body out. For what purpose would someone do all these things if they don’t have love? Some Pastors do it out of guilt from the church people. Some Pastors do it because of tradition or religiosity.

Paul was making something very clear here. If you give, feed and burn and you don’t do it out of love it will not profit you anything. Jesus, when He gave His body to the church, He did it with the love that He had for you and I. He gave his body as a love sacrifice. Did it profit the World? Absolutely! His body and His blood profited you and I. He did it out of the love that He had for the Father. It was God’s will that Jesus would go as a living sacrifice of love.

Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers if you can’t preach or teach out of love then you should not stand in the pulpit. If you are feeding the poor and giving all your goods to benefit others, yet you are not walking out love, then you should stop preaching, start receiving and start meditating on love. God wants love to be poured out whenever we preach, teach or give. God wants men and women to give with love and not out of duty.

Love does not give out of duty. Love gives because Love ( who is God) first loved us.

The reason why Paul wrote about giving, feeding and burning, with love, is that there is a reaping principle in place. Seed, Time and Harvest. This flows after everything. If you sow in love you will reap in love. Galatians 6:7-8 (KJV) 7Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. This principle is always at work. Paul wants people to sow love because out of love will flow the fullness of the blessing.

I have found that people receive when love is activated and flowing. People will respond to a loving person. Be that person of love today! Go the extra mile to love. Do you have issues with some people? Go bless them with love. Love your neighbor as yourself! It’s a great commandment. Will you follow it?

Scripture Study: 1 Corinthians 13

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Psalm 112:7 (King James Version)

7He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

Today is day 12 of the fast. I am so excited to see what God is doing in each of us. I am hearing stories of how God has blessed others and I am excited to watch and see the Glory on the people.

So let’s get down to it… Faith is a fixed position. A position with the ability to change your life and the lives of others. Faith can move mountains. Why? Because we base all of it on the name of the Lord. Why? Because He, being Jesus, said if we have the faith of a mustard seed, we can move mountains. Matthew 17:20
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Luke 17:6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. So are you ready to hunch down and take a position on the front line of faith? Are you ready to fix your eyes on Jesus only?

When you are fasting, you are supposed to get yourself into a position that is fixed. You fix your minds on not eating. Now your stomach doesn’t like this, your flesh is going crazy, but, if you’re fixed on the Word of God, then you shall not waver. When a circumstance comes up, you will not waver because your heart is  fixed on the Lord. Our faith is in the Lord!

The word fixed means to be inflexible. It means to be firmly established. It means to be setup. We are setup as Christians to be firmly fixed in faith and not wavering. How does faith come? Romans 10:17 (King James Version) 17So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. So where do you fix yourself? You fix yourself on the Word of God!

Make a choice today… I am not going to be moved by what I hear and see. I am in a fixed position of faith and I will see through all of this in Jesus Name! God is for me and who can be against me. Every weapon that is formed against me shall not prosper and shall not stand. The Lord who is strong and mighty is on my side.

Psalm 57:7 (King James Version)

7My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

 

Working on being a blessing,

 

Pastor Philip Roman

Love Walk Christian Center

Romans 8:13 (King James Version)

13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

 

Do any of you like barbecue? Do you like the way it smells? I know I really enjoy a good barbecue! I believe most people like a good barbecue. Barbecuing can be a good time. Getting the meat prepared the way you like it and dressing it with either dry rub or wet rub or just plainly nothing. Getting your pit ready with the right wood and making sure the heat is not too hot but just right. After all you don’t want to have a charcoaled piece of meat. You want your meat as perfect as you can get it.

Just like a good barbecue we need to prepare our flesh the same way. We need to get our flesh tenderized and prepared to receive and hear God’s Word. We need to dress our flesh with the Word of God and we need to prepare it with prayer. Now I know this might sound stupid to some but it’s the truth. We need to stop responding to our fleshy needs and start responding to our spiritual needs. If we are going to usher in the Glory and Presence of God then we have got to get out from under our fleshy ways. We are called to be led by the Spirit of God. Romans 8:14 (King James Version) 14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

We can see in this scripture that when we mortify our flesh through the Holy Spirit, we shall live. I can already hear it now… Pastor I don’t think I can do this. Well your right you can’t do it but the Holy Spirit on the inside of you wants to do it. Let the Holy Spirit who is on the inside of you, help you to make a good quality decision to put off your flesh. Like “Burger King” let God have His way in your life.

If the Church continues to keep doing things according to the flesh then all we can ever produce is genetically altered religion and mans philosophy. All we will ever produce is death. So as you are fasting today, make a decision to put off your flesh and let the Holy Spirit have His way in you. Give God the Glory and put your flesh on the spiritual barbecue of life and get your flesh burned up so you don’t have to reap the repercussions of living in the flesh. Flesh living will get you killed. Don’t fear though, God has not given you over to being a slave of your flesh. God has given you the ability to receive the Spirit of adoption. Why? So that you don’t have to be ruled by your flesh or commit deeds according to your flesh. Romans 8:15 (King James Version) 15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

You are adopted into the Family of Life. Walk in your newness. Walk according to the Spirit. BBQ the deeds of your flesh. Do you smell smoke?

Blessings,

Pastor Philip Roman

Love Walk Christian Center

Psalm 118:5-6 (King James Version)

5I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. 6The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

 

We most certainly serve an awesome God. We serve God who is mighty. With God on your side you do not have to worry about what man can do to you. I like this these scriptures because they remind me of who is bigger than man and who can fulfill my needs. These scriptures speak to me that, not only do I not have to worry but my God shall set me in a large place. A place where I do not have to feel boxed in or boxed up.

Have you ever felt like you were boxed in by a situation? Have you asked yourself, “how am I going to get out of all this?” Are you tired of feeling boxed in and stressed out?

Call upon the Lord in your distress and He will answer you. After He answers you He is going to set you in a large place so that you will not feel boxed in… God is on your side! God wants the best for you. Man on the other hand is out to try to get you. Well let’s remember not every human is out to get you. The one who is really out to get you is the devil. He wants to destroy you and the Word of God in you.

Get your Word and your Word knowledge up. Up your intake of the Word of God and watch what God can and will do. We do not have to fear! God has not given us a spirit of fear. 2 Timothy 1:6-7 6Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. 7For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Church it is time the gift of God be stirred up in you. It is time for you to stop looking to man and looking at man but that you start looking up to God. Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

So what can man do to you? What can God do for you? You make the choice…

 

Be Blessed,

Pastor Philip Roman

Love Walk Christian Center

Isaiah 58:6

6[Rather] is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every [enslaving] yoke?(B)

So you have been fasting since the beginning of the New Year… What has God spoken to you? What is different about you already? Fasting is done to get closer to God, hear more clearly, be loosed of the bondages of wickedness, let the oppressed go free, and breaking every enslaving yoke. Fasting is a time to rid yourself of toxins. I am not speaking about natural but spiritual toxins. Fasting does help get rid of the physical toxins as well. We fill our lives with so many spiritual toxins that we become a slave of these things. All year long we tend to add more and more junk. Well it’s time to stop being a spiritual hoarder and let go of things that bind you.The only way we can do this is by reading our Bible and Praying more.

During a fast it’s not about how long you can last without food and how much weight you can drop. It is a personal time with the Lord and finding yourself hungry for Him and His Word. During a fast you could find yourself more emotional and asking for forgiveness to all kinds of people. I believe the Lord shows us these things because these are the things that hold us back from going further into His Glory. During a fast I find myself more emotional when I read and pray. I don’t necessarily understand it, but, I do believe it is because I feel the tender heart of God.

During a fast I usually read a specific book and I use it as a personal devotion. I am currently reading a book called “The Power of a Praying Life.” Stormie Omartian is the Author of this book. I am currently on the 5th chapter and I have been quite encouraged. In this chapter she is talking about taking God at His Word. When we fast and pray we really need to make sure that we are taking God at His Word. When I am fasting God’s Word really comes alive in my spirit. Even though I have read the entire Bible, I find myself encouraged greatly. God shows me new things! Sometimes it’s even a scripture I might know really well and He will show me new things about it.

During this fast I am finding myself at a great hunger. My anticipation of His Word is very high and I am expectant to see Him at work in myself and you all. I know this year that God is going to do something great. I am believing for true demonstration and power. I am believing for more people to come to Christ. I am believing God to cause my extended family members to come to Christ. I am believing that our churches will be filled with many new believers and I am believing for God’s Glory to be shown about. I am believing for the Church to rise up and take a stand this year. I am believing for the impossible things that the world says cannot happen. I am fasting and praying for a true revival in the Church. I don’t want last years anointing and wine. I am preparing my life to receive a new anointing and new wine. (I am not talking about wine you drink.) I believe God’s Word and I am getting myself prepared to receive a blessing. Are you ready for a blessing? Are you anticipating the move of God? Are you reading your Word and praying and seeking God’s Face and turning from wickedness?


I am ready for the Church to wake up and be baptized in Holy Ghost and Fire! Come Lord Jesus Come!

Blessings,

Pastor Philip Roman

Love Walk Christian Center