Archive for July, 2009

HOLINESS – A lifestyle choice

 A life of purety will reap an anointing in your life. 

I heard a message last night that a young minister spoke.  He said the Lord had helped him know that the blessing would come into his life as he honoured those in leadership over Him.  He gave an outstanding testimony of what had taken place by obedience to God in this area.  I am determined to study this subject through to gain a further understanding of this key to the blessing and anointing God wants to place on our lives.

Another Brother stated that there is an anointing that comes when we come to the house of God.  A corporate anointing.  I’m thinking about the consecrated pastors who deliver the message to the people needed for the hour.

My father in law Saturday evening used to pray on his knees with the Bible and the Concordance and deliver under the anointing the message for the hour. 

Our pastor does the same.  Our pastor is the messenger sent from God.  Like Moses in the Old Testament.  Leviticus 8:5
And Moses said unto the congregation, This is the thing which the LORD commanded to be done.

If only the congregation would listen and hear and be instructed. 

Psalm 89:5
And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.

This brother also said there is an anointing that comes when two or three are gathered in the midst. In His Name.  This is what I love about Church, we are gathered together in His name.

 Matthew 18:20
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

This is what I love about the Church.  His power, His anointing, and His people are there, in the midst.

Then there is the anointing we have when two shall agree. 

 Matthew 18:19
Again 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.

Wonderful when we pray in unity.

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THROUGH THE FIRE – MUSIC VIDEO Anna Mae McPhail Singing

Jesus Hasn’t Changed He will Answer our Prayers –

After walking with Jesus daily for three years, the disciples had become accustomed to having Him around.

The storms were stilled Matt 8: 23-26 

If the thousands needed feeding, He multiplied the food. Matt 14: 13-21

If a question arose because of the temple tax, He knew which fish had a coin in its mouth to pay it. Matt 17:24-27. 

Whatever the need, whatever the question, whatever the problem, the disciples knew they could look to Jesus for the answer.

He hasn’t changed today He’s the same. Jesus will answer our prayers.

HALLELUJAH SQUARE – Music Video Anna Mae McPhail Singing July 2009

Hallelujah Square – Music Video Anna Mae McPhail singing July 2009

HOLINESS – A RIGHTEOUS LIFESTYLE – Part 3

Ps 119:  (The Message)   You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. You, God, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it. Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set; Then I’d never have any regrets in comparing my life with your counsel. I thank you for speaking straight from your heart; I learn the pattern of your righteous ways. I’m going to do what you tell me to do; don’t ever walk off and leave me.

A person following Christ is a changed person.  All things are passed away behold everything is new.  2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

A Christian’s life style is a changed life style.  We are no longer part of the world, but we walk in truth, righteousness and a clean living lifestyle.  There is a reason we are called Christians, it’s because we follow Christ.

HOLINESS – A RIGHTEOUS LIFE STYLE PART 2

There is some discussion in Church circles now that some actions people do, are just carnal.

I’m not sure if people are really born again whe they don’t live for God.

A life of sacrifice and dedication isn’t a choice it is a requirement.

If your in Christ your changed, you don’t love the world neither things that are in the world. 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Duet 7:6
For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

Ps 24:3  Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?

1 Thess 3:13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints

Heb 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

HOLINESS – A RIGHTEOUS LIFE STYLE

Hebrews 12:14
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

If we are Christians we act like Christ, we walk in a holy lifestyle.  Narrow is the way.  We walk in the paths of truth by being righteous. 

Matt 7:13

13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

 14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

 15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

 16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

 17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

 18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

 19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

 20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.