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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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1 Corinthians 15:49

King James Version (KJV)

49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

Do you bear the image of the Heavenly? You are supposed to bear this image. Do you know what the image looks like? The image is Jesus! We are to bear His image in everything we do. Does the image of Jesus get mad and yell at people? Does the image of Jesus demonstrate gossip? Does the image of Jesus fight with other Christians?…ETC.

The image of the earthy man is easily puffed up. The image of the earthy man gets mad and yells at people. The image of the earthy man will gossip. The image of the earthy man will fight with other Christians. The image of the earthy man is touchy and full of feelings. The image of the earthy man will operate in his own wisdom and the wisdom will be touchy, earthy, sensual and devilish.

Do you get a picture of what I am talking about. You have a choice in which image you will bear. You can’t go back and forth. You shouldn’t switch it off then on. Pick a kingdom and operate in it. Heaven or Hell?

If your saved then you should be bearing the image of God! Really? Yes really! Numbers 12:8 (KJV)With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? The people who were the closest to Moses doubted him. Yet Moses had the image of God so greatly on him that he shined greatly of the Glory of God. But, Moses did not fight with Aaron or Miriam. Why? Because Moses was meek, which is a character of God and Jesus. What a great image for you and I to bear.

James 3:9 (KJV)Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

After you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you become a new creature. This new creature bears the image of God. If you don’t show it to the world then the world will miss out on the blessing. Reading, praying, living and speaking the Word of God will cause the image of God to be seen by man. Why is this important? So we can draw all men (human) to the Lord. People that have influence can either leave a good mark or a bad one. Jesus is our great influence and we are to be the same as He was on the earth. He bared the image of the Father! So can you and I.

Genesis 4:5

King James Version (KJV)

 5But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

God did not respect Cain’s offering. Why? Because Cain didn’t offer the animal sacrifice. While he did give of his ground, he did not give what God required. Cain could have sold his fruit and vegetables to Abel to receive an unblemished lamb. These boys knew what to do because they watched their father for years. Adam knew how to sacrifice to the Lord. Adam knew how to give his very best. I am positive he taught his family how to honor the Lord with their increase. I believe Adam was a great dad. Why? Because he was made in the similitude (likeness) of God.

Today the church is lacking in the proper Tithes and Offerings. Why? Because Fathers and Mothers are not teaching their children what it means to be a blessing. The body of Christ is lacking today because the lack of teaching from the pulpit. Some Pastors are lacking in the teaching of tithes and offerings because it makes them feel as if they’re trying to dig into people’s wallets. Well Pastors, you don’t have to feel that way ever again. Congregates you don’t have to feel that way either. The Pastors are not asking for the tithes and offerings, God is. God is the one who ordained Tithes and Offerings. We can see this in Malachi chapter 3. You can also find out why it is important to teach on Tithes and Offerings in the New Testament in Hebrews 7. God has made it clear that He wants the first of your increase. You are also to bring an offering.

If you are not doing your part where the Word is concerned you will be able to see why God has not blessed you with an overflow. Many churches are lacking and dying because of the lack of teaching tithes and offerings. The people perish for a lack of knowledge. Why? Because the people are not being taught what the Bible says. This is true where Fatherhood is concerned. Men need to teach their children to honor the Lord and honor His house. Pastors are like Fathers. Pastors need to teach the people how to offer a correct tithe and offering.

I don’t know about you, but I refuse to be a fake Pastor. I refuse to let the people escape from the Word of God. I refuse to give in and shut up. I will continue to teach on Tithes and Offerings in our church. I will continue to show the people and not just teach them. I will continue to offer God the correct Tithe and Offering. I don’t want God to be disrespected. I will pay what is due and offer freely with a cheerful heart. God wants my best in money and everything else. I will cheerfully do this because it will cause the blessing to come and overtake me.

This Sunday I challenge all who read this to start tithing and bring offerings. I challenge you to test God to see if He will open the windows of Heaven and pour out a blessing. The tithe is ten percent of the gross amount on your check. The offering is above the tithe and that is to be freely and cheerfully given. You can’t know if you’re not taught and you can’t grow if you’re not challenged. I love you all and I want the blessing to overtake you!

Scripture Study: Malachi 3:6-12

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Acts 16:25-30

King James Version (KJV)

 25And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. 27And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. 28But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. 29Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, 30And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

When you examine this scripture you can see two men who were locked up in prison. They were not just locked up though… They were beaten first and then locked up. They had to have some pain and discomfort. However, Paul and Silas did not let their situation keep them from prayer and praising God.

When you are up against the wall and nowhere to turn, turn to prayer and praise. After all, what more could you do? Anyone can complain and cry out! Turn that crying into joy. Take the opportunity to pray and praise. When you do this there will be a light that you will see. People want to be around people who persevere. I don’t know about you, but, I don’t want to be around depressive people. Depressive people always pull you down. People that are in constant praise and worship always show the light. I want to be around people who demonstrate what light looks like.

Look further at this scripture… It says the guard (keeper) of the prison was awakened and saw the prison doors open and that he was going to kill himself. But Paul called out and said don’t hurt yourself we are all here. This next verse is what becomes powerful. The guard calls for a light! When you pray and praise God will shine His light on your situation. It will cause others to want to know how to be saved. It will cause others to ask what is different about you. It will cause others to view you differently. So let prayer and praise come out of your mouth! It will change people’s ideas about you. Choose to not talk about your problem. Choose to rejoice that your problem will be answered when you pray and praise. After all, prayer and praise unlocked the prison doors for Paul and Silas how much more will prayer and praise work for you.

Praise will bring the light!

Scripture Study: Psalm 33:1-12

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Matthew 15:13

13But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

Do you watch what you speak? Are you in the right place? Did God plant you somewhere, but you are still resisting? Does your plant have good fruit or are you a weedy bush that produces nasty stickers? Who are you? What do you look like?

The topic above is quite ironic. How can you have good plants and good weeds? You think you have good plants but if you were to look closely you might find that your good plants are really just good weeds. Weeds are not good! Look at your words! Your words are very powerful! They can produce good plants that are fruitful and become a blessing or your words can be like good weeds that keep everyone away. A good plant is a blessing and looks beautiful on the outside as well as the inside. The weed looks nasty on the outside and if you look closely you can see a matted nest on the inside. Think of tumbleweeds… They are a tumbling ball of mess. Our words can either be beautiful and cause blessings to occur or our words can be like a jumbled mess of weeds.

In the above scripture, I really like Jesus’ response to His disciples… Jesus responds to their question about how the Pharisees were offended at His saying. We see here that the Pharisees were offended because of their rituals and their traditions of man. They wanted the Disciples to wash their hands because of tradition. Jesus explains in the following scriptures that it is not about what you take into your mouth that defiles a man, rather it is what comes out of your mouth (Matthew 15:18) Your mouth and your heart work synonymously with each other. If your heart is full of weeds then you will produce nothing but weeds. If your heart is full of blessings then you will produce great plants that are full of fruit. Every plant that the Father does not plant will be uprooted. This is not an excuse to go and be a weedy person or to go and speak evil words. We must cleanup our words and start speaking with authority like Jesus.

If we are wanting to see the best from God then we need to start speaking God’s Word. We need to pray the Word of God and not just follow traditions. Traditions of man is just “Genetically Altered Religion.” We know the Pharisees were altered by their ideologies! So if you want to start being successful and blessed, then you need to start watching what you are speaking. If you produce out of self then the Father will uproot. If you produce out of God then it shall be rooted deep in good soil. Change your heart first and your words will be changed as well. Choose to love God first and your words will become words of love.

 

In His Grip,

Pastor Philip Roman

Love Walk Christian Center