Posts Tagged ‘Life’

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

Be Blessed!

Psalm 84:5

King James Version (KJV)

Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

You’re not alone in this life. God the Father is with you always. You’re strength is in the Lord. Through life’s pains and struggles, look to the One who can relieve you of it all. God loves you so much. Sometimes you just need to be reminded that God is always with you. Put your life into His hands and He will show you how much He loves you. Don’t rely on yourself but look to God who is the Author and Finisher of your faith. He will not leave you or forsake you. God is with you always.

If you feel alone, call out to God and He will answer. You can’t rely on your friends and family to keep you strong. You need to look to the One who is always strong. God is your source. Man can help, but man cannot get you through the tough things in life. God can get you through tough and rough times. God always responds.

The Psalmist writes that a blessed man is the one whose strength is in the Lord. He is also talking about the man who trusts in the Lord. The man who relies on the Lord. The man who knows the Lord. If your strength is in man you will fail. Why? Because man has limited strength in himself. If you rely on God you will receive the unlimited strength. The unlimited reliability. The unlimited love. The unlimited power. The unlimited fatherhood. God is waiting on you to rely on Him. Remember… You’re not alone.

Scripture Study: Psalms 84

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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

Be Blessed!

In The Past

Posted: May 31, 2012 in God, Help, Identity
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2 Corinthians 5:17

King James Version (KJV)

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Are you in Christ Jesus? Are you a new creature? If you are, then stop trying to go back to your old life or lifestyle. As Christians we need to be reminded of who we are now and not who we were before Jesus. We can testify about what our old life was like before Christ but, we should not desire to go back to that old life. I get reminded about my past often! Sometimes the enemy will say “do you remember when you messed up?” Do you remember how this made you feel good? Do you remember how you failed? Do you remember this old sin and that old sin? My response is this… Devil, I don’t recall those old days because they are in my past. My past is forgiven me and I stand as the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. My response to the devil is also this… Devil, remember how you lost when Jesus went to the cross for me! Devil,  remember how the book of Revelation tells me that I have the Victory! Devil, remember that your under my feet? Devil, remember how I win by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of my testimony! I win and I remind the devil of who I am. I stand in Victory, not in my past.

Let the past be the past. Choose not to dwell there or roll play there. Yes, I have a past and most people do. However, I don’t let my past dictate my present or future. I am moving forward! God has made me a new creature and all the old deeds of my flesh are passed away. I stand forgiven always and I stand as the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

If you’re reading this and you’re not saved then this is the perfect opportunity for you to receive Jesus. This is a great opportunity to let go of your past and start moving forward. Jesus loves you and He wants you to be part of the family. Jesus is real and He died for you. So, if you would like to receive Jesus then repeat this prayer out loud…

Jesus, I want you to be the Lord of my life. I believe you died on the cross for me and my sins. I believe that you rose from the grave, ascended to Heaven and that you said you were coming back for me. I denounce my old life and I now receive the life of Christ. I receive the new life as a new creature. Amen!

If you have received Jesus as your Lord and Savior and you have been running from the Lord then it’s time for you to get back. Choose to repeat this… Father forgive me for running from you. Renew my life! I receive Your forgiveness and I will choose to stay on task. Amen!

If you have made one of these public confessions then respond by writing on this blog. We would love to hear from you. We love you all and we are expecting great things for you. We don’t want you to stay in the past but to move forward. God is on your side and Jesus is Lord!

Scripture Study: 2 Corinthians 6:11-18

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Acts 27:22-25;30-31

King James Version (KJV)

 22And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship. 23For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, 24Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. 25Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me. 30And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship, 31Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

Such confidence did Paul have in the midst of potential death. Wow! How many of you have confidence in the Word of the Lord? Do you trust God completely with your life? Do you believe what He said He would do? God wants to work things through you and get all the Glory. He is looking for someone with Such Great Confidence! God, when He speaks, He speaks as someone who is all-knowing. The problem we have as Christians is believing everything He says!

Imagine this… Everyone on that ship had to listen to a prisoner to be saved. Everyone on that ship had to believe what Paul stated in order to live. He said I have heard from the Angel of the Lord of whose I am. Meaning there was God’s angel, God’s messenger. A protector to Paul. God told Paul that he was going to go to Rome. Do you think God just wants to change His mind? Some people believe God says He is going to give them something and then change His mind. When God speaks you need to get confidence in knowing that He will fulfill whatever He has said to you. God is not going to change His mind to work against you. Remember God is for you! Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He wants the very best for you, but, He also wants the Glory.

Today I dedicate this message to my Aunt Patty. Some of you are having a tough time with what is going on in your life! What has God said to you? Whatever God has said, hold on to that promise. God is a creative God, the God of miracles, signs and wonders. Put your confidence in Him and keep fighting. Paul never had the idea of jumping ship. He knew the ship would crash because it was told him by the angel of the Lord. The angel of the Lord said something very powerful though… None will lose life if they will stay aboard. The only thing that was going to happen was loss of a ship. We need to have such confidence in our Lord! If He said something was going to happen and that He would take care of Paul and his ship mates. Take heart and let no fear cause you to jump ship! Hang On! God is still on the throne and in control. He will get you through your storm! While God did not create the storm, He can still get you through it. Press on and press ahead!

Scripture Study: Acts 27

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2 Chronicles 7:14 (King James Version)

14If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves #1, and pray #2, and seek my face #3, and turn from their wicked ways #4; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

So yesterday I stated that there is 4 parts to this scripture. Yesterday I was talking about the church and how they needed to humble themselves. Today I will talk with you about prayer.

This second part of the 4 conditional clauses is Pray. So when will the church finally come together and pray? I was at a local church in my community and we had electoral candidates present. We had come together to pray for our electoral candidates of the local Judicial, local Official, State Elections, Wisdom of our National Officials, Wisdom of our Local Officials, Fiscal Integrity/Responsibility, Safety of our Nation and Communities, Sovereignty of our Nation, Revival in Our Communities, Unity among American Citizens, Unity among the Christian Church, and Returning to Biblical Priniciples. We prayed for the wisdom of God! This was a powerful time!

The guest prayer people who were going to pray from the pulpit were escorted into the church and as we were walking into the church I noticed something. Something quite appalling! Something that has become part of the Church and America. The church had about 8 – 10 people present. I know this church can at least hold 200 people easily. It is sad to say that I have heard many Pastors say and I have said it too, when you call for the people to come and pray it tends to be the smallest gathering. We can have large gatherings when some special guest comes but when you say prayer, many people find other things to do. So where are all the people? Who really believes that prayer works? When the Pastor calls for prayer, there is few and far between people who are willing to come and pray. Where are the Christians that say they are prayer warriors? Where are the other 280+ Pastors of the local area? Where is God’s people? What is going on in America? Have we fallen away? Men and Women of Faith it’s time for you to stand up and pray!

We can not be weaklings and we can not continue to make excuses. We need to change our focus. Church I love you, but you need to rise up and take a stand. America is under great attack by the enemy (Satan). He is a terrible foe and we must rise up and take our place on the wall. I want all those that read this to understand that we are under spiritual attack. Our land is being taken away from us and we are just laying down and letting it happen. We need to rise up together and get away from all the indifferences in denominations and whose church is better than the others. We need to stand up and pray!

You might say I pray on the National Day of Prayer and on the Global Day of Prayer. Well, I am glad you do, but prayer is not about 1 day. Prayer is about everyday and all throughout the day. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing. If we are to move forward and to have God heal our land then we need to pray together.

Jesus said it best in Matthew 18:18-20 18Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.19Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Look the writing is in red. Red means that we win… When we follow His Words! If we were to have people agreeing together instead of fighting about which denomination is better than the other, then maybe we can have true fellowship. Maybe we can see God do great things! God never made up denominations they were brought on by man. Denominations is what has killed the agreeing Pastors and Churches. So who has developed this great problem today? Satan has used the Christian man to be against his own brother because of a prayer life or because of singing or even because someone would dare raise their hands. The church today is so divided because of denominations. Why did Satan create this great falling out? Satan knows that if many churches would come together in unity and pray together we would take back America and cause the Gospel to be more prevalent in the entire World.

I am not just trying to belittle denominations but I am wanting others to see what happens when we try to create our own ways and live out our lives with a fence between brothers and sisters in the Lord. Let’s take America back and start laying aside our doctrines and ideologies. Let’s take the Bible and do as it says. Pray! Pray! Pray! Deuteronomy 32:30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up? We need unity and prayer together and we will see our America prosperous again!

Be Blessed!

Pastor Philip Roman

Love Walk Christian Center