Love everyone

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We are the sons of the Most High GOD and because we are HIS sons and daughters through CHRIST JESUS we are not prejudiced, and it is not difficult to love everyone. We do not have to like the things they say, nor do we have to like the things they do. Love the people hate the sin. We have to understand that GOD did not demonstrate or say that HE only loves those that believe in HIS SON, CHRIST JESUS. GOD demonstrated and said that HE loves the world. Humans are HIS greatest creation because humans are made in the likeness of GOD. What that means is that we are like HIM and that is tri-part (three-part) people. GOD is the FATHER (SPIRIT), SON (JESUS human), and Holy Ghost (the Spirit of GOD JESUS). And we are flesh (human), soul (emotion-self-will), and spirit (the image of GOD resurrected within once we believe in HIS SON, CHRIST JESUS).

In the law of Moses, we have read or memorized incorrectly the law that the Israelites were to obey. We memorized that law incorrectly because we did not know the depth of its meaning. So, JESUS while HE walked the earth in HIS human form expounded on that law so that we had a much clearer understanding and could obey that law correctly through grace. Let us take a look at the scripture that I will be writing about as we dissect the verse.

Leviticus 19:18 You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I AM the LORD.

  • We will not take vengeance: we are not to inflict pain on other people for any reason. We are not to speak evil towards other people.
  • We will not bear any grudge: we are not to suffer the pain which has been inflicted upon us; those things that we disagree with or find distressing from others. Grudges are emotional discontentment; in other words, it is actual envy against another. We are not to be reluctant or unwilling to be a help to those that have caused us any discomfort nor are we to wish in secret or to others our disappointment or anger towards others.
  • Love your neighbor: do you know who your neighbor is? Our neighbor is not just those who live next to our apartment, house, or tent. Our neighbor is every boy, girl, man, and woman all over this big world.

Hate, which also is envy should never be a part of our character or integrity. It is truly impossible to hate people who are unlovable, those that we do not understand by how they look or live, or unknown to us. We possess the Spirit of the Living GOD within our hearts and because we understand that we are loved by and in HIM our love pours out among all people. However, this is completely true, how we love, dislike, or hate ourselves is how we are towards others. It is impossible to love others when we do not love ourselves. When we continue to curse ourselves by the words of our testimony and our actions, we will curse others. When we do not understand how to speak and treat ourselves well, we will not speak and treat others well either. We must speak and treat ourselves well by showing and speaking love to ourselves so that we can show and speak love to others. Grow in love with yourself, look in the mirror and speak to your reflection saying, “I love you”, make that a habit to the point that you will automatically say that to yourselves without the use of a mirror. Once we make this a habit, we will begin to say to ourselves “I love me, or I love me some me”. The only love we must grow in the knowledge of is the fact that the FATHER, the SON, and the Holy Spirit loves us. Understanding that fact causes us to outpour love towards others, love is infectious just as hate is. We are to pray (speak that which we desire for others) in love for those that do not like us or themselves and know that the moment that we speak to GOD we have the desire of our heart immediately but that does not mean that we will see that which we prayed to GOD about immediately. We must look and speak to the person that we desire GOD to work out our negative situation about, call that which we do not see as yet as the fruit of what we are believing GOD for in the present. This is the character and integrity that will demonstrate to others that we are no longer captives, inmates, or prisoners of the world of darkness held by satan any longer. Our character and integrity will reveal to others that we have been set free into GOD’s marvelous light and that we are free because we are the sons of the Awesome GOD through CHRIST JESUS. GOD does not bless only HIS children HE also blesses those who do not credit HIM for the wonderful things HE does for them.

The very first person we grow to love is our mother, for nine special months we have heard her voice, she has fed us, and she has released the waste that we had to expel through the use of her body. Our mother is our first nurturer while we are residing within her precious body and when she has expelled us through birth. Our father is the male that fertilized our mother’s egg, our daddy is the man that protects and provides for us as his daughter or son. There will come a time when our father, daddy or both will be instrumental in our upbringing that his presence and teaching are most required. The reason that I chose to place these titles in categories is that there is a lack of understanding for them. Any male can be a father if his sperm fertilizes an egg. But only a man will be a daddy. A father and daddy will protect, provide, and teach, his child or children. A daddy will teach his son to be a gentleman and a man of honor and valor. A daddy will teach his son how to speak and act regarding respect towards females. A daddy will teach his son to open or hold the door open for  females, to tote her shopping bags, to compliment her, to make it known just how incredible she is, to walk on the side where automotive traffic or danger is and to hold her hand when crossing streets, a daddy will teach that chivalry is not a thing of the past. A daddy will teach his daughter the art of keeping from males who have nothing going on with themselves, such as not having a dream, goal, and vision that he is working towards, not being legally employed, does not respect himself or others, does not respect his mother or females in general and does not wear his clothes as they were intended to be worn. A daddy will teach his daughter to listen to the words that males speak because he reveals to her who he is through his words. A daddy will teach his daughter to look at males who reminds her of how her father’s respects towards her mother is. A daddy will teach his daughter that when she invites or when her male friend comes to the house that he will be presentable and respectful towards her parents because the daddy will most definitely put pressure on the guy investigating who this guy is and is he worthy of dating or being an associate of his daughter.  Fathers, on the other hand, may demonstrate that they are simply sperm donors when they impregnate a female and leave all the responsibility with her. But a father who operates in his role of being a daddy is tremendous. So, when we love our mother, father or daddy who has taught us to love ourselves through their acts of love towards us we will be more apt to love our neighbors. However, we will never be able to truly love our neighbors if CHRIST JESUS does not reign in our heart and life because HE alone is the epitome of what love is.

JESUS taught that we have only two commandments in HIM, the first is greater than the second. That we are to obey and that is to first love the LORD GOD with our entire heart; with our soul which is our emotions, mind and free will, and the mind is our intellect and strength. And the second one is to love our neighbors/others just as much as we love ourselves.

We as born-again CHRISTians possess the Spirit of the Living GOD within our heart we are not like those who profess GOD, but do not live for HIM through actions and speaking. It is not enough to profess GOD/JESUS and not help those who are in true need. We are not to be like the priest/Levite and cross the street or ignore anyone who truly is in need of help. We are to be like the Samaritan who actually helped the person he did not know because he understood that knowing him was not the requirement. The Samaritan understood that the person he helped was his neighbor. Was the Samaritan a believer, that we do not know but I have observed throughout my years of living in CHRIST JESUS that those who are lost in the dark are more apt to be of help rather than those who are free in the light of GOD. JESUS in HIS human form helped HE did not ignore the problems of the people. We are to be a reflection of our Savior, not a repellent.

Here are some great duties in relationship with others that we are to discipline ourselves from doing against our neighbors.

  • Adultery-apostasy (the abandonment of what was once professed, especially GOD,) idolatry, lewdness, (the indulgence of lust [evil desire to have that which pleases the flesh] fornication), unchastity, (the indulgence of our sexual appetite with anyone other than our spouse) and violation of the marriage bed (sexual intercourse or acts with people who we are not married to).
  • Murder-the killing of humans through premeditation, the destruction of people, putting an end to people.
  • Steal
  • Lie
  • Covet-the desire to have which is owned/possessed by another.

Allow the teachings of CHRIST JESUS to discipline our lives in these primary actions building up our character and integrity which will cause us to do the opposite of what the world does towards our neighbor.

For those who are in love with the law of Moses, yet cannot obey all six hundred and thirteen of them, rest in obeying to love our neighbors as we do ourselves and we will have fulfilled the entire law of Moses for his entire law is really about the love relationships between GOD and us, us and GOD and us with others.

The royal law comes from the Kingdom of GOD, obey the action of loving our neighbors as we do ourselves. And know that it is impossible to love when we do not possess the epitome of love and that is CHRIST JESUS within us. Love as HE loves. Do as HE did.

Leviticus 19:18; Mt. 5:43-45, 19:19, 22:37-39; Mk. 12:30-31; Lk. 10:27; Ro. 13:9; Ga. 5:14; Jms. 2:8

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Train your children

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The first thing every new parent need to know is that the Bible is the only book of instructions on how to train properly our dear children. This living book informs us all what to and what not to do in the training of our children.

Today, I will only blog about the scripture most people are aware of but never seem to get quite right.

“Train up a child in the way he/she should go and when he/she is old they will not depart from it”.

Exactly what does that scripture mean?

We all have individual gifts and talents which are recognizable at a very early age. However, most parents are far too busy to recognize them or cannot see what the future may hold for their child. The parents do not understand what it means to dream or hope because it is a great possibility that they themselves have never been trained properly. I look around poverty-stricken communities and I can spot little children playing and if they are well behaved, I may walk up to them and ask them what would they like to become when they get older? This is what fascinates me, none of them ever tells me that they desire to become broke, busted, and disgusted. None of them ever share with me that they desire to become an alcoholic, a criminal, a junkie, a prostitute, or anything else that is immoral.

Most of them tell me that they desire to become a fire-fighter, a police officer, or a construction worker. Of course, those answers come from the boys, from the girls I usually get a shrug that is until I get to spend some time with the little girls and look for their gift or talent and then ask the question again. And, it is then I will get a result which is not a shrug.

I have a grandson who from the moment he has been able to speak has given to me the same answer to my question repeatedly. And that is he desires to become a fire-fighter; I told his parents what his desire is and that they should purchase toys for him to play with that will cultivate his dream and his visions. As he became older, I asked the question again and in return, he provided me with the same answer. I then told his parents to take him to the local firehouse to speak with the firefighters there and to receive a tour. Unfortunately, this never took place by them. My daughter did make attempts but because it was not a priority she missed her opportunity to let her son know that she is there to cultivate his dream and vision.  But like many parents, we never think to cultivate the dreams and visions of our children.

One day I was sitting in my home watching television with my daughter and grandson when all of a sudden, the Holy Spirit said, “take him to the firehouse”. I immediately got myself up and told my grandson to come with me. I never told him where we were going, however, the joy that came over him when we got to take a tour of our local firehouse is unforgettable. He had such a wonderful conversation with the fire-fighter, and he got to explore the entire house as well as the trucks and the Fire-Engine which is the chief vehicle that will go out to every fire and is the largest of all the trucks. I was impressed with the fact that my grandson knew so much about the trucks and so was the fire-fighter who asked him many questions before informing him of information that my grandson did not have. Once we left the firehouse my grandson told me that, “that was the very best trip he had ever taken and that he will always remember that”. For the remainder of that day, my grandson was happier than he had ever been, and that is by his own admission.

Toys are wonderful but many parents never realize that toys can be used to cultivate and teach. My son, when he was a little boy could be found doing one of two things, the first would be reading and the second would be drawing or sketching. These are his passions and he would often tell me and his father that he wanted to become an animator. Unfortunately, his father would give him negative responses all because his father could not see the future in that of becoming an animator. I helped him by keeping him supplied in drawing or sketch pads and told him that he would make mounds of money in that field. I also would purchase whichever book he was interested in. My son did not enter that profession, yet, my son has become very successful in another venture. However, my son continues to spend a lot of time reading and drawing or sketching. Because this is his true gift. And he will never be too old to share his gift with the world.

I have often explained that we do learn from what is spoken to us, however, our best teachings come from what we see. We harm our children with “do as I say not as I do”. If we do not want our children to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes or drugs, then we should not participate in those actions either.

The difference between loving something and hating something is a very thin line. I grew up hating the vices that my parents had. So, the lessons that I learned from my parents were not to participate in what I witness them doing. However, most people are not that fortunate and become a product of their environment. And they will be quick to say that everybody is doing it. Well, that may be good for everybody but I am not everybody and everybody can keep those things that I am not attracted to.

Growing up I loved to sing, and I began to sing at home with my siblings, but my mother would beat me more so I believe because I was wearing her wedding gown because I wanted to look like Diana Ross and my siblings were the Supremes. But as a child I did not understand that I was being punished for the wearing of a garment, I just knew that I was being beaten and my siblings were not. So, I stopped singing at home but would sing always around my grandmother and grandfather and my sister and I would sing Ike and Tina Turner’s Proud Mary. I was Tina and my sister would be Ike. People enjoyed watching us do that and would say that we were good. But, coming home the joy of singing deflated. Then I began to live with my grandmother, and it was there that I found my voice to sing again. However, the most negative thing my grandmother would always say to me is that my voice trembled when I sang, maybe that was because I was emulating wanting to sound like Cher.

Eventually, my grandmother and I moved back into the home that her mother owned where my mother lived. And I lost my voice to sing but picked up the desire to draw and unfortunately for me, all the drawings that I drew and displayed on the walls of the home were torn down and thrown into the trash or criticized. So, I forgot my dreams and visions of what I wanted to become once I became a high school graduate and left home. But when I was at home alone or thought that I was, I would belt out those songs I remembered from the radio while I was either doing chores or homework. And to my surprise, my siblings recognized that I really can sing and told their friends about my voice. Unfortunately, they never told me but rather teased me. It was not until after we became adults, left home, and began families of our own that my sister would tell me how she and my brothers always thought that I sang well and that they would always tell their friends about that. But in my not knowing that and not being cultivated at home in my gift or talent, I am now nervous about singing in front of people. My former Bishop would call me up to sing at events and I was well received. At an event I went to with my mother and sister during the CHRISTmas holidays, games were played and the game was that when the song which was designated for your table to sing, everyone at that table was to come up to the front and sing that song.  Everyone at my table backed out by getting myself up, walking to the front of the room, taking the microphone and belting out the song. As I began to sing I heard the audience cheer and applaud. Upon my return to the table my sister confessed to me that because she had not heard me sing in many years, she hoped that I still sang well. My mother has never said anything good or bad about my singing to this day from that event.

Today, I am not living out that dream and vision I once had to sing and act, today I am a successful published author and think of nothing else but to write.

As parents, we must look at and listen to our children and encourage them to become what GOD has placed inside of them instead of damaging them. Every human should believe in CHRIST JESUS although I am aware that every human will not believe in HIM. But those who do and have children, and you missed the mark with your children but now have little grandchildren raise them up to admire the LORD GOD through CHRIST JESUS. Show them what it means to live in the life of CHRIST JESUS and not just speak about our faith or religiosity.

We should not cause great pain or anger our children this drives them away from us to rebel even the more. We are to tenderly raise them through counsel, discipline, and the ways of the LORD JESUS through our example set before them. Actions speak much louder than words.

Once our children become young adults it will be the training that they have received from home which will lead and guide them to make either correct choices or choices of error for themselves. Even though they may stumble and fall if we have provided them with great moral examples and the teachings of CHRIST JESUS it will be what they have been taught at home which will cause them to recall what direction they are to take. However, remember if the foundation that we have provided to our children is negative than that will be the logical direction that they may follow rather than deciding to go in the opposite direction of what they witnessed at home.

 Parents do not grow weary if it appears that our children have gone too far to the left. If you are secure in knowing that you have provided your children with a foundation that is stable and proper, know that they will return to that which they know works and they may even improve on their knowledge. Because they will find out that there is more to the foundation that they too can build on for success.

Proverbs 22:6; Eph. 6:4; 2 Tim. 3:15

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GOD’s goodness – Romans 11:33

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GOD is worthy to be praised; regardless of how long we live in HIM, we may never get to understand HIS thoughts which are higher than our very own.

We get to experience GOD’s riches which are too numerous to name but no matter how much we get from HIM, HE will never be depleted. HE is the possessor of wisdom and knowledge, this is why we should never make any decisions be they great or small without first going to HIM and asking HIM for wisdom and the knowledge which is understanding to do those things that need to be done today. The decisions that GOD has for us sometimes appear unclear to us but instead of not moving forward because what HE informs us to do and how HE informs us to carry out that which HE desires for us to do will be a great benefit for us.

GOD will never lead us astray; HE will never embarrass us, and HE will never tell us to execute something or say something that will not show the naysayers who our GOD is. Trust in HIM fully for all things.

 The decisions that GOD has for us will never be explained by any mortal, again, may I remind you that our thoughts are not as high as HIS. And, our understanding of HIM is limited as long as we reside here on earth. Trust in the ways of GOD, trust in how HE desires for us to be. Know that when we request to have the mind of CHRIST JESUS, that we will not be able to contain the fullness of the mind of CHRIST. Our mortal mind, unfortunately, will still possess thoughts which are worldly, fleshy, and negative. Understand, that the thoughts that we have are those things which still reside within our heart. JESUS would and will never have the thoughts that we have, however, this does not mean that we are still sinners or less righteous.

It is impossible to be a son of GOD and to still be a sinner regardless of some of the actions we may still display. We are the righteousness of GOD through CHRIST JESUS and we must always remember this and stop calling ourselves sinners. Daily, we should be shedding off the old nature, that old man because daily we should be dying to ourselves. The mind of CHRIST is to humble ourselves as HE did and perpetually be in that state of not our will, but HIS will be done. I cannot stress this enough the LORD GOD is abundant in riches, HIS wisdom and knowledge are deep which are never-ending and HIS thoughts are not our thoughts and our ways are not HIS ways.

Is. 55:8

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We are saved but they are not – Colossians 4:4-5

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We all have members in our family may be in our household and we all socialize with others and those who are great friends towards us and we with them. But there is that one critical thing that we do not have in common with them and that is that they are non-believers in CHRIST JESUS, we are not related to them anymore by blood. Our blood has been transfused by the washing and renewing from CHRIST JESUS. When we became believers, we burned to have our family members, those we socialized with often, and our friends to be saved. But as time goes by those same individuals still are non-believers and we are not on fire to convince them anymore that CHRIST JESUS is the LORD, that HE is GOD. So, as we go about our CHRISTian life some of us may not take those opportunities, those open door moments to share CHRIST JESUS with others for various reason that I will not attempt to write because you understand just what I mean. The number one reason we may not recognize open door opportunities is that we fear being rejected. Understand my loves that JESUS CHRIST the SON of the Living GOD, who is 100% GOD is also 100% Man who walked on this very earth that we are walking on and HE was rejected prior to HIS being crucified. So, we are in good company. It is not for us to argue or make anyone understand the message of CHRIST JESUS. We are to be living examples which will draw people to us because they see in us what they cannot see or experience anywhere else or with anyone else.

For us we must pay close attention to our own conduct, we are to shed off that natural character and lack of integrity that belongs to us and put on the spiritual character and integrity of CHRIST JESUS. Not that we should be taking HIM off but I write this because daily when we rise from our sleep we must be mindful to ask the FATHER in the name of CHRIST JESUS to have us to be where HE desires us to be, to do that which HE desires us to do, to say what HE desires us to say and to think about HIS Word. This is how we look for first the kingdom of heaven and all HIS Righteousness. Understand, that it does not take us to be religious in our lifestyle, this is what turns people off and begin to avoid us. It is much better to be in a relationship with JESUS rather than being religious. If you were funny before you became a believer in CHRIST JESUS than continue being funny, do you not understand that humor is a wonderful medicine? If you were great to be around, continue being that. I cannot stress enough how we were designed by GOD to be the way we are simply better in HIM. I have been saved for forty years and I confess to you that those who beat people up with the Bible or those who are super religious acting but yet when a crisis hit they speak and act like nonbelievers really pain my spirit. I do not like being around people who cannot have a pleasant conversation without preaching at me for the entire two minutes or more when we are either on the phone or face to face. We should be well-grounded people able to communicate with most everyone in our everyday language. Ask for wisdom in how we are to live the current day so that we will not experience the unwise behavior that is a part of our flesh nature.

We spend much of our time in the presence of non-believers while we are at school and at work. We walk among them, and shop among them, most everywhere we are they are. We are to pay attention because we have been sent out as sheep among those who are wolves, but we are to be prudent as a snake yet as harmless as a dove. We are to make proper use of our time because these are evil days that we live in, meaning look for those open-door opportunities, do not kick or push our way into a closed door because the outcome will not be good. There will be some days when we think that we have not made a difference in the life of another because we feel that we have said nothing about JESUS in the lives of others. But, we never considered that maybe our conduct or kindness ministered to the life of another. Do not take on the guilt of the world. GOD knows what HE is doing and when we hear the voice of the Holy Spirit letting us know who to speak with or how to speak with someone that will be our golden ticket for entry.

The people of this world are looking for people who have answers as well as speak a language that is relevant to what they are going through in their lives. But, if we sound much like the world, giving the same answers and speaking that which has been heard repeatedly then we have lost our opportunity to plant a seed that will hopefully germinate and blossom. Speak grace to others without coming off all preachy and religious sounding. When we speak from wisdom, we will gain favor. Our conversation with others must be interesting and be ever ready to answer any individual. We should be able to hide the Word of GOD using everyday language because there are some that we conversate with who do not want to hear anything that sound Bible let alone the use of the name of CHRIST JESUS. So, be wise in the Holy Ghost of CHRIST JESUS. And, when that opportunity arises itself when anyone asks us why we are the way we are that is when we can share who CHRIST JESUS is to us in our heart, acknowledge HIM as being the LORD. Have a logical defense for the hope that we have in this hopeless world, let them know that we have the only hope worth having but be courteous and respect the person to whom we are speaking with.

Eph. 5:15; Mt. 10:16; Eph. 5:16; Ecc. 10:12; Mrk. 9:50; 1 Ptr. 3:15

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Discipline and Training – 2 Timothy 3:14-17

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Now that we are children of the living GOD, we must be trained in what we are learning from the New Testament scriptures. Just as we were natural babies and learned from our earthly environment, we must also learn from our heavenly environment. No one had to teach us to do things that were not good for our wellbeing. As tiny tots, we are trained not to do things but because of our sinful nature we are rebellious and try to do things which we have been warned not to do and, in many cases, will suffer the consequences. For example; we may touch something that is off limits to us such as a hot stove and we touch it anyway, the consequences are that we will suffer from the heat of the stove. However, we will be tended to our hurt, but we will also learn the lesson of not touching the stove when told not to do so. Our sinful nature will always pull us to think, do and say things opposite of what GOD desires for us. But once we are bathed and washed clean in the blood of CHRIST JESUS, we should be pulled to only do those things which GOD desires for us. Therefore, it is necessary for us to learn from the Word of GOD who we are, and how we are to live.

Follow the pattern of the lessons that we are being taught, do not be a hearer only, be a doer of the Word of GOD. When we do as we are instructed, we will come to see the benefits of our faith in action. Do that which is being taught to us in trust and love which belongs to us from CHRIST JESUS. That which we are being taught from the scriptures we will find that we will become convinced that they are true and for today, we will get to know our teachers, those who are known to be the authors of certain books, like Paul and recall what we are learning. We are to stand firm in the knowledge of what be believe and come to know in the scriptures that we have received help from. We are learning that the Word of GOD is trustworthy and that CHRIST JESUS is the MESSAGE. HIS doctrine is sound and because of HIS teaching, we can exhort and encourage as well as refute anyone who speaks against the Living Word.

The Living Word can provide us with Wisdom which solely belongs to GOD. It is because of HIS Wisdom/the Holy Spirit that we are drawn to the FATHER that leads us to salvation through faith in CHRIST JESUS. Nothing in our earthly nature can do this. We can grow up in a home where members of our household are believers and they freely worship CHRIST JESUS daily and we can still operate in unbelief of HIM. I have met many people who know the Bible better than I, yet, they do not know the Living Word who is CHRIST JESUS. Just as we are born in the natural, we must be born in the spirit, this is called being born-again. We know how to live according to the flesh and this world, now, we must become disciplined and trained according to the Spirit and our new home which is heaven. We will begin to love the Word and think of it often. By immersing ourselves in the Word of GOD we will become wiser and will keep JESUS commandments because they belong to us. In studying the Word of GOD, we will also gain a better understanding than those who claim to know HIS Word, yet, prove that they are religious rather than being in a relationship with HIM. We choose not to work in the desires of the flesh because we are learning that the desires of the flesh draw us towards every evil way. We would rather observe to do that which we have learned according to the Word of GOD rather than turn away from that which we are being instructed in. We will experience the sweetness of GOD’s promises to us and find them to be sweeter than the taste of honey. And as we grow up in the Word of GOD, we will begin to hate all forms of evil. Also, we will learn to move away from the law of Moses because we will begin to learn that in them, we will not have eternal life because we are not able to keep them all.

Every scripture from the Old Testament to the New Testament is the breath/inspiration of GOD. Scribes/note taker/secretary/writer, they wrote down what they experienced through doing and what was seen as well as what was spoken from the mouth of GOD. We will experience that HIS Word is profitable/gainful/useful and was not written just for those who were living during the writing of the scriptures. But they were written for every generation of people. Everything that was written in the past was written to teach not only that generation but us and future generations as well. So, be steadfast, level footed and patient because our faith in JESUS will provide us with endurance and encouragement to hold fast and to cherish the hope that we have in HIM. As we are being taught in the Word of GOD we will begin to notice our faults and will desire to change, to have JESUS remove that which is not like HIM, and to replace that which is being taken away with only that which is HIM. The Word of GOD is not meant to depress and oppress us but rather show us that we can be corrected from our sinful habits through HIS instructions on right living in HIM. This is how we become disciplined and trained.

We are GOD’s people because in HIM we are complete, we pursue faithfulness, gentleness, godliness, love, righteousness, and we are immovable. Daily we are becoming equipped, prepared, and qualified because we are vessels who have been chosen/set aside from those of the world. We are being used for honorable works which are all types of good works in CHRIST JESUS. We are strong and gaining more strength every day we are also perfect in CHRIST JESUS. It pains me when I hear my brothers and sisters claim that they are not perfect when the Word of GOD clearly informs us that we are. We are being disciplined and trained to be that which we ought to be in HIM. Get it out of our minds that we can do anything that is according to the will of GOD without CHRIST JESUS because we cannot. CHRIST JESUS, HIMself is the One doing all the work within us, HE is the One who can carry out all things which are pleasing in the sight of the FATHER. We must become humble and rebuke all pride that is still within us, asking the FATHER to cast out all hints and residue of pride that still is and replace pride with what is holy through CHRIST JESUS.

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2 Tim. 1:13; Tit. 1:9; Ps. 119:97-104; Jn. 5:39; Rom. 4:23, 15:4; 1 Tim. 6:11; 2 Tim. 2:21; Heb. 13:21

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The LORD GOD is: Deuteronomy 7:9

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The LORD/ADONAI/JESUS HE is GOD we must keep this in our mind, know this in our heart, recognize, remember, and understand this that HE is a faithful GOD. We are not to bow down to any idols regardless of their form, shape, or name, this includes people, places, and things. Our living GOD is faithful, and we were called/chosen to the fellowship of CHRIST JESUS. In HIS faithfulness we will be proven as well as guarded against satan. The LORD GOD is faithful even when we are faithless because HE cannot deny HIMself.

HIS grace and mercy are extended to all of us who keeps the covenant of CHRIST JESUS rather than keep the covenant of the law of Moses which is the old and obsolete covenant intended to point us to CHRIST JESUS in the knowledge of us knowing that we cannot live without HIM. Today, if, is not an option because the LORD does take delight in HIS children and the living GOD gives us new mercies which are shown towards us and we recognize that fact and this keeps our love for CHRIST JESUS ever-growing daily not that we loved HIM first but that HE loved us first and we choose to live out HIS covenant daily. The LORD GOD of heaven is a great and awesome GOD, HE keeps HIS covenant with us, and HE loves us. So, just rest in HIS commands and HIS covenant for us. We have already confessed that we were sinners without CHRIST JESUS in our lives because we did not believe in who HE is and what HE did for us and what HE is still doing on our behalf. Today, when we confess to HIM, it’s not like it was before when we were sinners. Today, when we confess to HIM it’s much like when we realize that we made a mistake and speak out aloud to ourselves or to another confirming that thing that we had done or said in error. There should be no guilt attached to our mistake. Guilt is for criminals/sinners and we are no longer criminals/sinners, we are the righteousness of GOD in CHRIST JESUS.

Ex. 20:5-6; 2 Thess. 3:3; 2 Tim. 2:13; Numb. 14:18; Deut. 5:10; Neh. 1:5; Dan. 9:4

Social Media

social-media-1405601_1280-790x628.pngGossip, be it verbal communication or the use of social media which is being used to express idle conversations is wrong. Social media was not intended to be used to express one’s negative gossip and immorality. Gossip and the social media can be used for good, such as sharing with others what the FATHER has done for us through HIS SON JESUS or to remind others of what JESUS has done or is doing in our lives. Gossip should also be used to share great news about what is happening with ourselves or with other family members or about someone we know. With that being shared let me continue to share with you what we should not be using social media for.

Social media should not be used to share:

  • Gossip, one who runs telling news about others that are meant to be kept between you and the one that spoke with you, one who runs telling negative idle news about someone.
  • Immoral conversations, pictures, or videos.

What we should continue to share on social media:

  • Encouragement for others
  • Information that can be helpful and useful in the lives of others
  • Inspire others through positivity
  • Clips from programs which are wholesome and hysterical
  • Ministries which share the Word of GOD truthfully
  • Connection with friends or family members that we lost touch with

In the Word of GOD, we are instructed how to properly deal with anyone who wrongs us, but we do everything but what I will be sharing with you. These instructions are for brothers and sisters in CHRIST JESUS; however, I see this being useful for anyone. Now, for the believer in CHRIST JESUS we should never harbor hatred in our heart for one another when someone in the family has done something or said something that is hurtful or irritates us, we are to speak to the one that caused that within us. Not, gossip verbally with others or write about it on social media. If our brother or sister in CHRIST JESUS hears {have the capacity to receive sound} and listens {pay attention, consider, give attention} to us about how he or she has made us feel and ask to be forgiven, then we will have won our family member back to us. However, understand that some people can be a bit thick in the head and may cause us to be hurt or irritated again possibly up to seventy times in one day and each time if he or she asks to be forgiven we must do so. Believers and non-believers alike should air out their disputes in private, none other should be involved in your mess. Speak privately to the one who has caused the harm, and if he or she hears and listens to us that will be great but if he or she does not hear and listen to us, walk away, and leave it alone. Do not blow up and pull others into that mess. Notice, how when people post their mess on social media how those that follow them have negative input about the situation which actually is fuel being poured onto an already blazing fire.

Cease airing your dirty laundry publicly, be an adult about this situation. Instead of being reactive [occurs when our emotions have been upset, shortsighted, half-baked] be proactive [foreseeing, visionary] about things that are hurtful and irritating to us. As our wonderful First-Lady, Michelle Obama said, “when they go low, we go high.” Cease doing the opposite which is going low or lower as the offender has done. Most often, when we privately speak with our offender, we will find out that it was just a misunderstanding. I understand that in every case this may not be so. But, be the better person and take the high road, do not jump into the pit of mud along with the offender. Do not make yourself to look ignorant just because the offender has no problem being ignorant. If your offender does not hear or listen to you, then that is their problem, they are the ones who will lose out on continuing to have a relationship with you. We do not have to remain in a negative space with anyone, I do not care who it is. We must see ourselves as valuable people rather than invaluable.

If we must write something on social media about anyone who is mean spirited towards us, write something positive and tag that person in it. This will show that we have decided to be the better person rather than being pushed into the muck and mire along with them. And, if necessary, block the person from future communication with you on social media and anyone else involved in what should have been a private matter between you and the assailant.

Matthew 18:15; Lev. 19:17; Mt. 18:22

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