Brothers and sisters in Christ, do not listen to this false gospel. It is satanic and do not support these rich preachers, you need to STOP NOW before you wind up in HELL with them! ...
Prosperity theology (also known as prosperity doctrine, the health and wealth gospel, or the prosperity gospel) Currently, some of the notable proponents of prosperity theology are:
David Yonggi Cho
T. D. Jakes
Pat Robertson, The 700 Club.
Fruit of the Spirit - Visible Growth in Jesus Christ "Fruit of the Spirit" is a biblical term that sums up the nine visible attributes of a true Christian life. Using the King James Version of Galatians 5:22-23, these attributes are: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. We learn from scripture that these are not individual "fruits" from which we pick and choose. Rather, the fruit of the Spirit is one ninefold "fruit" that characterizes all who truly walk in the Holy Spirit. Collectively, these are the fruits that all Christians should be producing in their new lives with Jesus Christ.
Fruit of the Spirit - The Nine Biblical Attributes The fruit of the Spirit is a physical manifestation of a Christian's transformed life. In order to mature as believers, we should study and understand the attributes of the ninefold fruit:
Love - "And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him" (1 John 4:16). Through Jesus Christ, our greatest goal is to do all things in love. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails" (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).
Joy - "The joy of the Lord is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:10). "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God" (Hebrews 12:2).
Peace - "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1). "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" (Romans 15:13).
Longsuffering (patience) -- We are "strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness" (Colossians 1:11). "With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love" (Ephesians 4:2).
Gentleness (kindness) -- We should live "in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left" (2 Corinthians 6:6-7).
Goodness - "Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power" (2 Thessalonians 1:11). "For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth" (Ephesians 5:9).
Faith (faithfulness) - "O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth" (Isaiah 25:1). "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith" (Ephesians 3:16-17).
Meekness - "Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted" (Galatians 6:1). "With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love" (Ephesians 4:2).
Temperance (self-control) - "But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love" (2 Peter 1:5-7).
Fruit of the Spirit - A Devotional for All Christians The fruit of the Spirit is a wonderful study for Christians at any level of spiritual maturity. We hope this website provides a thought-provoking devotional and a springboard for growth.
God Blessed you,my brother and your needs to do his works here on earth. God is always with us and his mercies is great!! I love to share his mercy to created me us his follower here on earth to serve God and Jesus us my Lord and future and friend.Shared how he created me and my grand son,grandson of my younger,Ludeth sister.I have no children of my own but rich.
sister in Christ,Teresa*
I am not blessed to be a mother,but i am blessed to Love them to share my blessings,cause they are financially poor but rich in Faith that God is with us and Jesus is the gate way to bring us back to his kingdom someday. Me and the grandson of my younger sister Ludeth.Samuel taken last year oct.when i was home cause my father was dying....but day by day he was coming back again in our presence...Papa is still with us and God grant him to be with his young wife and young 3 bosy.pa is 83 and his oldest son.10 years,7 years the middle and the 3rd one is 4 years old papa asking God to save his life and he said,please can I stayed with my young sons? i want to guide them if it's possible .God grant his wished and his dying situation turn into life. I Praise God!!!!I love you God for his greatness heart to Us who have faith in his son Jesus christ .Amen
God is blessing me and my family and pray that you are seeing the blessings he has for you and your family. It is my pleasure to send you my email address: email@example.com
I pray for Divine connections daily, so drop me a line so that we can get to know each other better. May God richly bless you! Linda M.
I have long felt that one of the greatest needs in the church today is to study of the holiness of God. Paul Washer could be called a “weeping prophet.” He speaks from a wealth of experience and Biblical knowledge. What he has to say is not always pleasant, but it needs to be said.
Hi everyone, sorry I've not been around for a few weeks. But many of you know, my daughter has been sick. She has two problems, which is a skin problem, and a week ago her doctor told her a pill can fix the problem. But mixing the pill she has to take for her blood clots, and the other pill could kill her.
Most of you also know, that me and my wife were married for 21 years, and separated for 9 years. We got back together last year in Oct. our daughter is living with us. But for the past few months, we have been having some problems.
Last week, on the sameday the Doctor told my daughter about the pill that could fix her skin problem, but mixing the blood clots pills together she could die, my wife moved out. She is now living back with her X boy friend she told my kids. But now she tellls us, she is living with her Dad. We don't know, it has happened before when we were together for 21 years. In 1992 my wife ran off with another man, and left me with the kids. That is why, we were separated for 9 years. My son and daurgther are use to it, and told me it was happing for the past 9 years we were separated. But Jodie asked me to come back to her last year, she was a new person in Christ. But after a few months, after I moved in with Jodie, she lost her faith and went back into the world. For the past few months, she has been talking to her old boy friend, she told me there just friends. I know that God is in control, and will pray for God will to be done.
As for my daughter, were praying about what to do. She is not sure and I don't know what to tell to do about the pills. She want to live a normal life, but if mixing the pills might kill her.
Please pray about it,
As for this web site, I don't know what will happen now. I have all the bills I have to pay, now that my wife has moved out, plus my wife wants a divorce right away. So that will cost alot of money.
Please pray about that also. I don't have a lot of time, I am looking for a second job, now that I have the new bill. I know that God is in control, and there is a good reason why all this is happening.
I read so many emails from members, who are going through the same thing. But I have to get two jobs and dont have a lot of time for the site right now. I want to help out as many members has I can, and I try to anwser all the emails. but I won't have a lot of time for the site, for a while. I will do my best, to keep up.
Please pray for God's will to be done in my life, no matter what happens.
God Bless, your brother in Christ
Yea, I love being married and being on the Christian side, it's just these bad influence around him that's making things difficult. He knows that they are, he's just stubborn. The worst thing of all my step-dad and dad drinks. So that's even harder to say no to.
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Hayee sis,sori I have not into here lately. It's just now that I read your comment on my video.Thank u so much. I would pray for your family.I miss my family too. It's difficult to be away from them. But on the other hand,I'm happy to have you here. This site helps me to be still esp knowing that all of you are my spiritual family.Let's encourage one another. COmfort each one of us.Miss my mom too.Keep me in your prayers too.God bless..
I am sending the prayer request out. let me know if you have any. I love to encourage others to become more like Christ, and inspire you to a higher calling for God.
THE CHRIST WITHIN YOU
The fact that there is to be a great transformation take place in our lives through a relationship with Christ Jesus is a fact which is either many times completely ignored or so vaguely mentioned that no one hears it, believes it or wants to know about it. Some will say that this transformation takes place at the time of our physical death, but the scriptures declare that it comes about through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ being activated into the life of the believer.
This transformation is spoken of as 'putting off the old man of sin and putting on the new man' who is created into God-image through Christ. The apostle Paul declared that humanity has already been translated into the kingdom of the Son, that he has already died, and been raised and seated together with Christ in the heavenly places far above all principalities and powers ! One cannot read the epistles of the apostle Paul and not see that The Lord Jesus took humanity with him from Golgotha to glory, and that man has indeed been already risen and God sees him now through the accomplished work of Christ Jesus. The glorious redemption of mankind through Christ has been watered down to just a story told, something we talk about and never see, because we have not allowed the finished work of calvary to become alive in our lives! Until the fact that you have already died and been resurrected in Christ Jesus dawns upon your heart and mind, and becomes a living reality in your life then my friend, you have not yet known him! Paul emphatically, speaks in the past-tense form here ; that is he states clearly that 'you are dead, and hid away in Christ! ( Col. ch 3; ver. 3.)..................ver. 9-10 ' seeing that you have put off the old man , and have put-on the new-man, renewed in knowledge after the image of his creator! Man is not in the image of God until he is recreated in and through Christ Jesus. The wonderful, awesome fact that we have been carried away in Christ is a fact which is settled in heaven before the throne of the Father, but man in his ignorance and unbelief has not allowed this fact to become real in his life, so he stumbles and falls , becomes confused and discouraged, and ultimately he looses his way . We find in Philippians ch 3; ver. 10 ' that I may know him, and the power of His resurrection; 'being made conformable to his death!
This means that Christ brought us there but this fact must become a reality to us by the Christ within. It was for this endtime people , this harvest time people that this awesome reality was to manifest itself! A new creation is coming forth from the womb of the mother church! We are being translated from the feminine spirit of the mother church into the masculine spirit of the Sonship of Jesus Christ, and nothing in this world or any other world can stop this process of the Holy Ghost to bring forth Gods fruit of the earth for which He has so long waited for!
This translation, this conformation, this transformation, is taking place in this very hour among those who have received the love of the truth more than a love for traditional doctrine. We are in a time when the Christ within must be allowed access to every phase of your life to take away and add to it as he chooses to mold and transform you into the new man of God's new creation.
If the Christ within is not allowed access to all of your life then He will surely depart because in this day He must appear in His true form as King of Kings and Lord of Lords , even in your heart and life!
Unforgiveness is something that can really hold us back from escaping the corruption of sin and living for God. Unforgiveness comes in many forms, such as bitterness, hatred, malice, holding grudges and resentment. It can actually block God's forgiveness of our sin and provides a foothold for the devil to influence our lives. Additionally, unforgiveness can plant a “root of bitterness” in us that leads to various damaging results (e.g. ruins the fruit of the Holy Spirit, stunts spiritual growth, contributes to physical illness). Like acid can destroy the vessel that holds it, so can unforgiveness destroy us when we harbor it.
Here are some key scriptures addressing our need to forgive:
3Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. 4And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, "I repent,' you shall forgive him." Luke 17:3-4 NKJV
14"For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:14-15 NKJV
"Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.” Mark 11:25NASB
“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32NASB
God expects us to forgive others just as he has forgiven us. God, who is perfect, sacrificed his Son Jesus so that our sin penalty (death) would be paid. Because of our faith in Christ (and his sacrifice), God forgives us from our sin. If we then refuse to forgive another person for an offense, we are dishonoring the forgiveness that God gave us. God will hold us accountable for this as Jesus illustrated in the sobering parable of the unforgiving servant (Matthew 18:21-35).
The scripture says, “Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord” (Romans 12:19 NKJV). As God's followers, we must submit our desire for justice to him and trust it in his hand.
This can be very hard to do, especially if someone has spitefully mistreated us or someone we love. Forgiving someone is not condoning what they have done, but rather, it is laying the case before God’s throne and asking him to deal with it according to his will. We have to remember that God saw the evil that was done. He knows how deeply we’ve been hurt. If we can come to the place where we’re willing to forgive the person through Christ’s love, we will be able to move forward and leave the burden of justice in his capable hands.
Are you ready to forgive? Not everyone reading this page will be ready to forgive the person(s). I encourage you to ask God to give you the desire and ability to forgive "from the heart" as Jesus mentioned in Matthew 18:35 NIV. Here is an example prayer: "Lord God, I recognize my sin of unforgiveness. Please help me get to the point of being willing to forgive those who have wronged me. Please give me the desire and ability to forgive. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen."
Prayer to forgive others: Don't pray this prayer until you are ready to truly forgive the people who wronged you. God commands us to forgive "from the heart."
“Heavenly Father, you are holy and righteous. You are perfect in justice. I confess that I have not forgiven as you have commanded me to. Through Jesus Christ, I now forgive these people: I confess my pride and judgment of those people. Please forgive me Lord and cleanse me from my sin. Please help me to thoroughly entrust these people and the wrongs they caused me into your hands. I pray that your will be done in my life and in their lives. Please help me to no longer think on those wrongs , but instead to focus my thoughts on you. I invite you, Lord, into any painful memories I have concerning what was done. Please heal any wounds I received and help me to have your perspective on what happened. (Take time now to pray silently and receive from the Lord) Thank you, Father! In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.”
When we've made bad mistakes in life, it can be tempting to unmercifully hold ourselves responsible. This too is a way of trying to act like God as judge, inflicting the punishment of condemnation on ourselves. Just as God has forgiven us for our sin, we need to forgive ourselves for our sin as well. When we release ourselves from this self-judgment, we will free ourselves to become the new person that God intends us to be.
Here is an example prayer: "Heavenly Father, I confess that I have unmercifully held myself in judgment concerning. I forgive myself for my role in that situation. Please cleanse me of all self-condemnation by the blood of Jesus and restore in me a healthy self-esteem. Thank you, Lord for forgiving me and empowering me to live for you as a new creation. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen."
Having forgiven others, and ourselves, we must now walk forward and resist the temptations to revisit the unforgiveness. This will likely require us to exercise authority over thoughts and persistently make them obedient to Jesus
Merry Christmas, may the Lord bless you and give you His peace. Here is a devotional to help you in your spiritual growth, and inspire you to a higher calling for God.
The Prince of Peace
Isaiah prophesied about the arrival of the Messiah, preaching that a virgin would conceive. The Son of that virgin would wear many titles and names. That prophecy described Jesus.
Isaiah 7:14: “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
Isaiah 9:6: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
The promised Son is Immanuel, God with us, Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Jesus is the peacegiver.
Our nation is presently fighting a war on terrorism with fronts in Afghanistan and Iraq. The names al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden instantly remind us that we are living in a different world since September 11, 2001.
Wars engulf the world in an iron-clawed grip, with battles being fought in the Middle East, Africa, Asia; not only by nations against other nations, but by militants seeking to overthrow legitimate governments. The United Nations, like the League of Nations before it, seems powerless to bring peace.
Additionally, many of our urban cities regularly experience gang warfare. And if we are honest, hostilities and war-like violence invade our homes and schools. Even the Christian church is not fully exempt from some type of war.
So where is this peace that Isaiah said Jesus would bring?
Worldly peace often comes from negotiation, compromise, or militaristic victory over enemies. Sometimes it comes through relationships. In previous centuries Europe was related through arranged royal marriages. This ancient tactic of warring nations giving their children to marry into the families of their enemies was an attempt to bring lasting peace. After all, one kingdom wouldn’t attack another when the reigning monarchy included their own children! But this attempt, like others, failed to bring peace to the world. War is still with us.
Jesus said in John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Jesus promised personal peace that would precede worldwide peace. God’s program of peace is based on personal acceptance of Him and His program of personal change that brings peace of mind. This peace doesn’t come with negotiation. We cannot bargain with God or use mutual compromise, saying, “OK God, I will give up this if You will do that.”
Jesus gives us peace only as we surrender our all to Him. No negotiation, no compromise. It’s all or nothing with God. The result of this no compromising surrender is peace.
That’s why God inspired Isaiah to write: “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3, NKJV).* We must first receive peace from God before we can make peace in the world.
Christ reconciles us to God by bringing our surrendered hearts into conformity to the Father as we focus the attention of our minds on Him.
Someone has called religion the “opiate of the people,” equating a spiritual experience to being drugged. What they failed to understand is that God gives His children peace in the middle of all sorts of negativity that the world produces. We are not “drugged out” by our worship and praise; we are enabled and strengthened to endure by it. God’s peace enables those who have it to make it through everything the world and the devil can throw at them.
Despite poverty, abuse, sickness, death, and loneliness people still find peace. This is the peace Paul talks about in Philippians 4:7: “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” This peace can be experienced but not explained.
It is not external but internal as Christ rules in our hearts. When the Holy Spirit takes up residence in us and rules our minds, thoughts, and desires, He produces peace and contentment in us.
That’s why Jesus said in John 16:33: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” We will find our peace of mind and heart as we seek Jesus; our peace is in Him. The world could not control Him because He was committed to the Father, and the Father gave Him peace. And the world cannot take away what God gives.
So how do we get from a personal peace to a worldwide peace? Certainly Jesus wants us to be involved peacemakers, having blessed them in Matthew 5:9.
We get there by spreading the principles of the Prince of Peace from one person to another, from one heart to another, from one house to another, and through the communities we live in. One of the enduring principles of Jesus is justice. It is written in the Bible more than 170 times. Repeatedly through history, God speaks to justice in judgment. God wants us to do the right thing, in the right way, at the right time. That is justice.
One bumper sticker I read said: “If you want peace, work for justice.” Jesus is just, and His judgments are always righteous because He is righteous. There will be no peace in the world while injustice rules.
The prophet Amos challenged people in his day to justice when he wrote: “But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream” (Amos 5:24). Justice and righteousness are partners. Where one exists, the other is found. Jesus, the only righteous Man, calls us to righteousness in Him. We can effect peace in the world by following His example in the power of the Holy Spirit to do justly.
While we live in the individual peacefulness of Christ, we are also to seek peace through justice at all levels in the world around us.
We do so, however, knowing that there is no God-granted exemption in this world from war, racism, classism, or sexism. God rules through the willing submission of His subjects. Where people refuse to follow God, there will be injustice and strife, violence, and wars. Remember, this world is the temporary domain of Satan, and multitudes of people choose to follow him. Until Jesus returns to receive the world fully into His rulership, war, violence, and their fellow travelers will be with us.
Peace through politics and military might are temporary, changing as each regime transitions into the hands of a more charismatic leader. Social movements come and go, and we still don’t have lasting worldwide peace. The Word of God teaches us that the only person who can bring permanent peace to our world and troubled souls is Jesus, “The Prince of Peace.” May He come soon to change this world into a peaceful habitation.
RICARDO GRAHAM, D.MIN., is the president of the Pacific Union Conference, headquartered in Westlake Village, Californi
I am sending the prayer request out. let me know if you have any prayer requests. My calling from God is encouraging others, to become more like Christ. Here is a devotional to inspire you to a higher calling for God.
The Holy Spirit will Guide Us
The Bible tells us, that the Holy Spirit will guide us, but the Holy Spirit will control us. Jesus doesn't say that the Holy Spirit will force us to do anything, Jesus said guide us. Sometimes, I wish the Holy Spirit would control me.
The Spirit is our guide, so we are always responsible for our words and actions. The Spirit guides believers to the truth. The Holy Spirit helps us believers discern between what is true and what is not. In everyday living the Holy Spirit will guide you, He will give you that extra discernment of the Spirit. You will develop a sensitivity to the Spirit guidance, and you will worry less about the decisions you make in life.
When you think about it makes perfect sense, after all the Holy Spirit is in you. He has direct access to our minds, emotions, and consciences. He is prefect for communicating God's will for our life.
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
"Poor in spirit" means to be humble. Humility is the realization that all your gifts and blessings come from the grace of God. To have poverty of spirit means to be completely empty and open to the Word of God. We are humble. Humility brings an openness and an inner peace, allowing one to do the will of God. It is pride, the opposite of humility, that brings misery. For pride brings anger and the seeking of revenge, especially when one is offended. If every man were humble and poor in spirit, there would be no war!
"Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
If we are humble and appreciate that all of our gifts and blessings come from God, we grow in love and gratitude for Jesus Christ our Savior. But this can only produce mourning and regret over our own sins and the sins of this world, for we have hurt the one who has been so good to us.
"Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied."
The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and their necessity in fulfilling the Beatitudes. For example, one must have the gift of fortitude so one may be courageous in seeking justice.
"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."
A humble person becomes meek, or becomes gentle and kind, even in the face of adversity and hardship. The will of God are certainly not in vogue these days, but they will bring one peace in this world and in the next.
"Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God."
Jesus says the pure of heart shall see God! To be pure of heart means to be free of all selfish intentions and self-seeking desires. What a beautiful goal! How many times have any of us performed an act perfectly free of any personal gain? Such an act is pure love. An act of pure and selfless giving brings happiness to all.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
" Peacemakers not only live peaceful lives but also try to bring peace and friendship to others. The Lord wants you first to be yourself filled with the blessings of peace and then to communicate it to those who have need of it. By imitating God's love of man, the peacemakers become children of God.
"Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven."
Jesus said many times that those who follow Him will be persecuted. "If they persecute me, they will persecute you" (John 15:20-21). Stephen, Peter and Paul, nearly all of the Apostles, and many Christians in the Roman era suffered martyrdom. But the Lord promised those that suffer for his sake will be rewarded with the Kingdom of Heaven!
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