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HEIRS TO THE PROMISE

When our Heavenly Father makes a promise to us, He fulfills it. 2 Peter 1:4 declares the promises of God: “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises, that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature….” Test this for your witness: The riches of this world, materialism, do not necessarily indicate the blessing of God. Paul declared, Philippians 4:11-13 “…for I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound….to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Paul further declares in his letter to Timothy, 1 Timothy 6:6-8 “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us therewith be content.” There is nothing wrong with riches or money. We all need money to live by, but when I pursue it, my life is on a wrong foundation. If I give possessions priority over God, then I have missed the mark. Jesus teaches us to seek His kingdom first and our other needs will be met. Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things...

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DUNG HAS PURPOSE!

In Luke 13:6-9 we read this parable of Jesus: “….A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard. He came and sought fruit and found none. Then said he to the dresser of his vineyard, ‘Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down, why cumbereth it the ground?’ And he answering said unto him, ‘Lord, let it alone this year also till I shall dig about it and dung it. If it bear fruit, well, and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down’.” This man owned a vineyard with a fig tree in it. When the tree produced no fruit he determined to cut it down and be rid of it, judging it to be a lost cause. He probably thought it was taking up valuable space where more vines could be planted. A tree is made of wood, which is typical of humanity. Very often, our roots have gone down into wrong things, which prevent us bearing fruit for the kingdom of God. Thankfully, our divine Vine Dresser, Jesus Christ, does not cut us off as a lost cause. He works with us, He digs and dungs around the roots in our lives to disturb the roots that have been laying in comfort zones, roots that have made their way into ungodly habits....

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HOW GOD WORKS FOR HIS NAMES SAKE

In Ezekiel 20: v 9-14 & 22…Three times in the same chapter God says how he wrought for his name sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen among whom they were, and in whose sight he made himself known unto them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt. As we read this chapter, (Ezekiel 20) it recalls how first God made himself known to the house of Israel when they were in Egypt. This is a historical account which is a type of our personal experience when God revealed himself to us when we were in the world. The account continues to explain in verse 11 how God gave them his statutes, & showed them his judgments, which, if a man did he would live in them. The observance and obedience to these was to become a life style. Of course we understand that in the old testament we could not keep the law, but in the new testament, the gospel of Jesus Christ has been given, and the indwelling of Jesus in a believer is the one who fulfills that which God demands. Even so, there is much to learn from the historical accounts of the children of Israel and how it applies to our present  day situation. Just as God brought them out of Egypt into the wilderness, the purpose was...

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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FAITH

Philemon v 6: That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. Many times whilst seeking to express or communicate our faith to other people, ( whether believers or not ) we fail to see that our words are ineffective because either we allow others to put honour on our flesh or we seek to project or seek honour for ourselves instead of honouring every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus, as the scripture in Philemon 6 mentions. The Lord Jesus says in… John 5: 44  “How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only”?  Also… John 8: 54-55  “If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: yet ye have not known him. God gives us the gift of faith proportionately and the more I come to know him intimately in relationship the more effective my life becomes in communicating the faith he has given me. Philemon v 6 says…That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. How does it become effectual? When I see the importance that God puts...

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THE SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST

2 Cor. 11 : 3  Paul writes :-  But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. Subtlety is craftiness and the devil deceived Eve into thinking she could be as God when she already was.  She was made in His image.  She was deceived into thinking,  (her mind was corrupted)  that there was something she could gain by partaking of that which was pleasant to the eyes, something to be desired to make her wise.  How much wiser could she be than to be made in the image of God?  Gen.  3 : 1 – 8 The revelation of the Glory of God is not some deep theologically discerned mystery.  When the Holy Spirit enlightens me it is so simple. The glory, (or credit due) is all God’s.  He will not give it to another.  Isaiah 42 : 8 We often sing or pray we will give Him all the glory but the fact is the glory never leaves His hand.  Jesus taught us in the Lord’s prayer  ‘Thine IS the kingdom, the power and the glory!’  The glory of God is God’s.  The only place I can try to take it is in my heart but in truth God will not allow me to have it. The simplicity of...

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