Revelation 3:15-16 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.
So, let's not be neither cold nor hot. Be on fire for His WORD and His Will. (That means continually check with the Word in all you do and before you speak make sure the Holy Spirit with His Word is in you.)
BE PURE (at least as pure as humanly possible) A spirit of unforgiveness in a person will assure that person cannot be forgiven. Matthew 5:22-24; Matthew 6:15
The previous statement is to explain how (under what conditions) God will answer all our prayers, we must be as pure in heart and in body as it is humanly possible. (If not pure, then the desire to be pure should always be first and foremost in our minds, always consulting with the Word before we take advantage of our free will. That is, don't make decisions that might go against the Word of God. Free will = free choices. He desires us to choose the right way at all times. Deuteronomy 30:19
#1 Get to know what God requires of you, especially if you are a pastor. We are called to a higher calling and therefore will be judged by God in a higher way.
(John 1:1) We cannot compromise with the World or any other religion. A merging of religions is in effect -- it's the NEW WORLD ORDER. Do NOT join it. Check everything out with the Word of God.
Be familiar with 2 Peter 2 as this is the reason we need to keep focused on the Word and not conform to the World or the World's way of thinking. We definitely cannot compromise the Word to 'help' someone understand it better and NEVER manipulate or twist the Word of God for our own benefit. If we do, consider that we are manipulating God Himself.
Yeshua (Jesus) is not A god. He is ONE WITH GOD
Colossians 2: 9
|Pola Marie Muzyka
To be sure Jesus had YOU (pastor) today in mind when he prayed:
John 17:20-23 20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
#2 Get to know the Fruits of the Spirit. Not just memorize but know what they mean and what we need to work on in ourselves so that God WILL answer all our prayers.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering (patience), gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance (self-control): against such there is no law.
As well, we should learn the ten commandments, not just memorize but learn what they mean in respect to our own lives. Are we living in love? God gives us more of what we give. Hebrews 6:14 God blesses us when we bless others. Since he is the same yesterday, today, and forever, he has established this law unto Himself that he will bless us as we bless especially his people. You are his people and he has established you for this day to be a Keeper of the Word.
The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. 1 John 3:1
#3 Cultivate the Fruit of the Spirit. Work at it like a marriage,
because, after all, we are going to be there, we desire to be there at
the marriage supper of the Lamb. If you don't desire it, ask God to give
you that desire. In fact, ask God to give you the desires of HIS heart.
The desires He wants you to have.
Revelation 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
#4 God's love is incomprehensible. Since He is omnipotent, His love is also bigger, greater, and more than our imaginations. But His omnipotent love is available to us when we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We love Him because He first loved us. And, being one with God, the Son, we have access to the throne of Grace... but, what does he require of us? What is his new commandment to us? What is the greatest commandment? You know or should know.
Micah 6:8 8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Mark 12:28-34 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. 32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: 33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. 34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
God gives us GRACE but grace cannot be used as a reason to deliberately sin.
#5 Again, keep the Word in purity. Never changing it. If someone else changes it and is getting a huge congregation because they are tickling the ears of the congregants, leave. Stay as far away from these incidents as possible or you will compromise as well. NO COMPROMISING the WORD. Deception comes when we change the Word, compromise with the world, and/or merge with other religions. With deception comes evil.
#6 Carrions cannot honor God. Manipulating the Word makes us a carrion and not a Keeper of the Word. A carrion is decaying and will eventually be absorbed into an evil agenda direct from the enemy (Satan, Lucifer, Demons, and whatever else resists God and His LOVE). Matthew 23:24;
In these latter days we are called to bring the remnant into the Kingdom. In order to do this, we need to speak the PURE Word of God. Jesus said, "I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life. So, we must keep the truth in all we do regarding the Word. REVELATION 22:19
#7 Get familiar with the things God hates. Clean them out of our lives.
Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
#8 Do not fear speaking the truth. Put on Christ Jesus. Pure love casts out all fear. There are 365 verses about FEAR NOT.
Romans 13:11-14 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Pure love comes from God, denies self and embraces others.
John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
#9 And then, remember God made us in His image. Body, soul, and spirit. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is One God and there is only ONE mediator between God and man. That is the Son. So, Holy Spirit indwells and Son is mediator, but Father is the Soul and Head of the ONE GOD.
#10 Lastly, get very familiar with or better yet, memorize...
Ephesians 6:10-18. Put on the FULL Armor of God. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole Armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole Armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Pray for me also and pray continually for all that you need, for the needs of others, and that His desires become your desires. James 4 so that all you ask for, you will receive.