Understanding the times in which we live…

2 Timothy 3:1-8 King James Version

1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

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The Matters of the Heart

“The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.” (Proverbs 21:1)

If we will humble ourselves in unity and pray, God can change the injustice and corruption that exist in our country or any country for that matter, He’ll change the hearts of everyone from the White House on down to make sure His children are are governed justly.

Make it a point to pray for our leaders today!

The Matters of the Heart

A little something I read.

There is nothing, absolutely nothing that is more important than learning to love. In fact, how accurately you perfect the love walk will determine how much of the perfect will of God you accomplish. That’s because every other spiritual force derives its action from love. For example, the Bible teaches us that faith works by love. And answered prayer is almost an impossibility when a believer steps outside of love and refuses to forgive or is in strife with his brother.

Without love, your giving will not work. Tongues and prophecy will not work. Faith fails and knowledge is unfruitful. All the truths that you have learned from God’s Word work by love. They will profit you nothing unless you live the love of God.

First Corinthians 13:4-8 paints a perfect picture of how love behaves. It’s patient and kind. It’s not jealous or proud. It doesn’t behave rudely or selfishly and it isn’t touchy. Love “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

Sounds like a tall order,doesn’t it? But don’t despair. You are a love creature. God has recreated your spirit in the image of love. And he has sent his love Spirit to live in you and teach you how to love as he loves. You can live the love life.

“But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in im ought himself also so to work, even as he walked.”
(1 John 2: 5,6)

The Matters of the Heart

THE MATTERS OF THE HEART…When we made Jesus the Lord of our life, one of the privileges we received was the right to come to the throne room of God any time we wanted to. Yes! You have the right to go boldly before God and obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. That’s what the Word of God says. “Come boldly to the throne.”

Do you need to receive something from God today? Don’t waste time standing around outside heaven’s gates. Through Jesus you belong in the very throne room of God. Come on in. The door is always open for you.

The Matters of the Heart

(something I read this morning)…

One area of our lives we believers have particularly neglected is the area of our relationships. We simply haven’t heeded the Word of God where they’re concerned. We’ve fussed with one another and criticized one another so much that we’ve hindered the forces that God has given us to make us successful in this world. That’s right! Strife causes trouble in the spirit realm. It opens the door to the devil. It keeps our prayers from being answered. It even keeps our angels from moving on our behalf!

Peter wrote to husbands in 1 Peter 3:7 to live considerately with their wives. He said,”…bestowing honor on the woman as the weaker sex, since you are joint-heirs of the grace of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered.” Husbands and wives. Parents and children. Co-workers. Fellow church members. All of us need to wake up to the danger of strife and start walking in love.

Shed the light of God’s Word on your relationships. Dig into and get a revelation of the fact that we are all part of each other. Recognize that, as Ephesians tells us, we are one Body and one Spirit, and be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of the Spirit (Eph. 4: 3,4)

Let the power of God flow in all of your relationships. Learn to walk in the Light! Learn to walk in love! Learn to walk in forgiveness! Learn to walk in caring and helping one another! Pray for one another! Show compassion towards one another! That our prayers may not be hindered.

IN JESUS NAME.

21 Days of Consecration

Day 21

“There are time in our lives when we are so bound by the troubles in thus world that we can do nothing in our own strength. Sometimes, the restraints are brought on by others and not our own doing. But, whether those things that bind us are self-inflicted because of bad choices we’ve made or, are caused by the sins of others, the answer is always the same: Trust in the Lord. We have faith in victory, it is already ours.” (Susan Gregory)

Lord, thank you for carrying us through these 21 days of Consecration. We feel refreshed, restored, re-energized, revived and recharged… We speak and declare this in the Holy Ghost. Keep us and sustain us to do your bidding. “Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a right spirit within me,” in Jesus name. God bless you!