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What Is The Purpose Of Water Baptism?

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What is the purpose of water baptism? Water baptism helps you identify with
Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. Baptism the word, in Greek, is
baptizo which means immersion. I know sometimes people sprinkle, and
sometimes a child might only be eight or nine months old and they would do
it that way. To me, that’s not right because a person should know and
understand what they’re doing when they get baptized in water. Because what
you’re doing is you’re standing above water, and then you’re identifying
yourself as to who you are right now. Then, you’re going underneath. You’re
dying to self, and then you come back up in resurrection and newness of
life. So, it helps you identify with Christ’s death, burial, and
resurrection. That’s what water baptism does.

Does it save you? No, no. Some people say that, well, you’re not saved
until you’re baptized in water. No, no, no you’re not. The baptism that
saves you is the salvation by the blood of Jesus when you’re baptized into
the body of Christ. That means immersed into the body of Christ. Then,
you’re saved. Water baptism does not save you. It’s only a type and shadow,
it has a significance to it, but it identifies you with Christ’s death,
burial, and resurrection. That’s what it does.

Before Jesus came, before we entered into this dispensation, people would
follow John’s baptism saying that when Christ comes we’re going to follow
him, but those who rejected Moses’ law on the testimony of two or three
witnesses would die without mercy. So, those who were following John were
saying. “Hey, when Jesus comes, we’re not with Moses’ law anymore. We’re
not following John anymore. We’re going to follow Jesus.” So, they were
saying, “Hey, I’m going to die to self. I’m going to go underneath. It’ll
be buried. Then, I’m going to come back in resurrection of newness of life.
That’s what it signifies. So, it’s something to proclaim to everybody, and
you should understand what you’re doing.

Parents can baptize their kids but the child, doesn’t know. I was baptized
at age ten. I didn’t know what happened. I needed to get baptized again in
my adult age when I knew what was going on, when I understood salvation.
So, that’s what it is. I know some might be saying, “Well, what about the
scripture and Peter talking about Noah and baptism.” Water baptism does not
save you. No. The blood of Jesus is what saves you. There was a man hung on
Calvary’s cross with Jesus, and he said, one said, “Lord remember me when
you come into your kingdom.” And Jesus said, “Today, you will be with me in
paradise,” and he never got baptized.

You don’t have to be water baptized to be saved, but it helps you identify
with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. That’s what you’re doing.
You’re signifying something to the whole world. You’re saying, “Hey, I’m
saved and I’m identifying with Christ. No longer of the world. No longer of
Moses’ law. That’s what this is all about. So, you want to be water
baptized, and tell a friend. Bring your loved ones. Bring them all to let
them see you do it, identify with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.

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Your Good Past Can Hinder Your Future

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Most of us know that we should not allow our past to dictate our future, especially all the things we would like to forget. Many have suffered tragedy, trauma and much drama and have a hard time breaking forth to accomplish future goals. Then, there are many who have had great accomplishments in their past and have decided to rest on their laurels. This is dangerous! Life’s not over until God says so. No matter how many trophies, plaques, certificates or degrees you’ve obtained, know that to whom much is given, much will also be required. We are encouraged to forget the things that are behind, good and bad and reach forward to the things that are ahead. Press toward the mark of the prize of the upward call in Christ Jesus. Your latter days shall exceed your former. While some think they have arrived like the man in the gospels who decided his barns were full, now he can eat, drink and be merry, not knowing of the impending circumstances awaiting him. One gentleman scored 30 points one night for his high school basketball team. However, he never got over it and at the age of sixty he still gloats about that one night, while unemployed, living in a project home, suffering the ills of society. It was a good testimony of an event in the past, but to park there was the hindrance to the future.  Allow your victories and triumphs to be stepping-stones to greater exploits. It is an indication that God has blessed you with more than enough gifts, skills and talents to win in this wonderful life. Never stop! Keep pressing! Even your “good” past can hinder your future, if  you let it………………peace

 

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The Subject of Confrontations

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Have you ever had to confront and friend, co-worker or family member? Oftentimes due to fear of having a shady relationship, people just let the offense go. No, we don’t have to confront people on everything that doesn’t seem right to us, but one cannot live this life letting everybody disrespect them either. This is where confrontation is necessary. First think on whether it is worth it. How long will you have to be around this person? Will they affect your world negatively if you don’t “check” them right now? Is it an authority figure in your life? Oppression is not of God. You need boldness with a little tact. Out of love, honor and respect, let the individual know how you feel about what took place. Make sure your emotions are settled before you confront. We’ll never have peace in this world if we don’t confront attitudes, mistakes, disrespect or even “low life” thinkers. If your standards are higher, raise the people up around you. Never condescend or compromise your integrity for some uninformed, stupid, ignorant, proud and disrespectful person. The bible says, let those who are ignorant, remain ignorant. But if their ignorance is in your space and affecting your personal life, it must be confronted. We must balance the scriptures out. The word also says that if you see your brother at fault and don’t warn him, the blood will be required at your hand. In other words, your loved one or co-worker might be headed for a big fall and God wants to use you to show them a better way.  On the other hand, if people confront you regarding a matter, thank them. That is the only way clarity will manifest over a possible misunderstanding. At least you’ll have an opportunity to share what you really meant. Confront people in love and you’ll never lose. God has your back…………….peace

 

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Can Women Preach?

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Can women preach? Look, throughout the cannon of scripture, women have been
preaching, women have been teaching, and I know people are always saying,
“Well, the Bible says suffer not a woman to teach a man’ and in Corinthians
Paul said, “Let the women keep silent.” You ought to see that there’s a
contradiction somewhere when there was Anna, the prophetess.

Throughout the Bible women are teaching men, women are raising their sons
and raising nephews and grandsons and so forth. Timothy had his mother and
his grandmother, Eunice and Lois, the apostle Paul with that maiden, there
was a reference to Aquila and Priscilla, a husband and wife team. They
pulled Apollos to the side and taught him. Then there was also, well I
think I mentioned already, Anna the prophetess.

In the book of Luke, it is like Mary had prophesied when she had conceived,
and then Philip had four daughters who prophesied. They proclaimed, they
foretold, they spoke forth the word of God. Where people missed it is
simply in that Corinthians’ passage when Paul was telling them, 1st
Corinthians 14:34-35, he was telling them women keep silent.

You’ve got to understand that there are terms. The Greek word for women is
gyne, and it can represent a woman or a wife, but you’ve got to understand
the context because in the context it says, “Let your women keep silent,”
but then it goes on in the next verse and says but if they have any
questions to ask their husbands. So, he wasn’t saying that all women have
to be quiet. He is saying let them ask their husbands, and during that time
the men were the ones who went to school and got the education. And so,
they are the ones that should have known what the scriptures were saying.

When a man is out with his woman and they are at a church business meeting
or something, the man should represent and the woman should not be the one
standing up waving her neck with her hands on her hips talking and carrying
on. The brother man should be the one representing because it doesn’t even
look right anyway. But that is the only setting. It has nothing to do with
women can’t preach. Now, some churches have the separate pulpit and the
separate microphone for the women to go on and preach over there. Come on.
We’ve got to get off that. The anointing is spiritual. There is no gender.
It is not gender specific like unless you are a man you can be a pastor.

Some people don’t think that a woman can pastor. Yes, they can. Women have
been doing it for ages. Women have been missionaries, not just
missionaries, they’ve been acting as apostles, but people don’t want to
give them the proper credit for what the office really is. Yes, women can
preach, and there is a whole lot to this also but don’t ever think that a
woman can’t teach. Women are teaching men in Sunday school, raising the
boys up. They’ve been doing this for ages ever since time began, and man is
not the spiritual head of a woman. If the man is a spiritual head, the
woman has to go through that rascal to get saved, and she can’t do anything
unless the man says it’s OK. Come on. We’ve got to get better than that.

Brothers, don’t be so chauvinistic. Come on. Open up your mind and your
eyes. Women can preach. Women can teach. Women are anointed. It’s not about
gender. In Genesis 3 there was a seed of the woman. Women can speak forth
word. Women have seed and there is a whole lot more to it. I might come
back and do part two to this.

His Name is Jealous, Put Nothing Before Him

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Have you ever lost something of great value? Sometimes it’s because God allowed the enemy to take it. Exodus 34:14 tells us that God’s name is Jealous. He is a jealous God and has every right in the world to be. He created everything and also mankind for His good pleasure. He gave us the commandments saying to have no other gods before Me. Yet people get attached to their valuables, their delights, their most prized possessions and live as if they forgot where their blessings come from. If God created us for fellowship and His good pleasure, we should never neglect our time with Him. We should never allow anything to distract us to such a point where days, weeks, months have passed and we haven’t even acknowledged Him. He’s jealous when we spend more time on our hobbies, than with Him. He’s jealous when we forsake worship services because our recreational activity is more important. Remember when malls, businesses, little league sports and nearly the whole town was shut down simply because it was Sunday? When people begin worshipping the creature instead of the Creator there are consequences. By this, we frustrate God and walk out from under our protective covering. We make ourselves vulnerable to Satanic attacks on our money, health, materials and even children. God will protect you and your belongings, but He will also bring judgment to whom He wills and let the repercussions happen. Never let anything be more important to you than your relationship with the Almighty God. His name is Jealous, Put nothing before Him.

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What Does The Bible Say About Tattoos And Piercings?

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What does the Bible say about tattoos and body piercing? Well, the Bible makes references in the Old Testament about not scarring the body and putting markings on the body, and we know that the body is a Tabernacle, the Temple of the Living God, so that’s what the Bible says about it. But oftentimes, I question this prose because people want to know if it’s okay to do it today. Well, we’re in a new dispensation today. This is the dispensation called grace, and we’ve been saved by grace through faith that’s not of any words.

See, under the old regime, the law, you had to do all these certain things, foot washings and all these ordinances, you had to eat certain types of food, to distinguish. God would separate His people from the others, the Gentiles, from His own people, by how they conducted themselves, by what they ate and all these very ceremonial things that they would contend with.

But now, we are in this age of grace. It doesn’t matter now. It doesn’t save you. It has nothing to do with your salvation. That’s why thank God for Jesus. That’s why He came because people would mark themselves all up and cut themselves up and put paint all over there. They would wax themselves all over with all types of graffiti and everything else.

But again, so Jesus, He took care of all of that. He took care of all the laws. He fulfilled the law. All the things that we weren’t supposed to do or we weren’t able to fulfill ourselves, He did it for us, so that’s the blessing and the blood of Jesus.

So, what does the Bible say about tattoos and body piercing? You know, you can tat yourself up all over if you want to, but that’s up to you. If you want to go around covering up everything in this beautiful creation that God has made and you want to do your arms and your chest and your back and all over your body with tattoos and colors, that’s on you. It might hinder you from getting jobs in some places. It might have, some people might profile you because of that also, because it’s some timing. It has associations with it.

And then certain types of tattoos have demonic semblances and symbolize demonic forces and things, and so you are can attract some things that are not godly as a result. But does it save you? It has nothing to do with your salvation. Are there demonic symbols? Yes. You can put them on your body and you can attract all types of demons as well. But again, that’s what the Bible says about it. No, you shouldn’t do it because according to the law. However, has it anything to do with your salvation? No.

So, I’m like this here. If God said I shouldn’t eat pork, you know, He had a reason for it. But do I eat it? Once in a while, but there is no law. I’m not in bondage. However, you know why He said don’t? Because it’s not good for you. Well, so why would I mark up my face? And then, just to be personal, I’m a dark-skinned brother. Why would I tat myself up? You can’t even see half of them anyway. I’m just having fun with you. But you can’t even see the markings on many of us dark-skinned people anyway, unless it’s some kind of fluorescent paint.

And so, that’s up to you if you want to tat yourself all up. I think it’s a fad we’re going through right now, and a lot of people are just following other people, marking up their bodies, and many people are taking them off as well. And so you just, you think about it yourself. Is God convicting you? If you have a conviction, don’t do it. If you don’t feel like doing it, don’t do it. If you feel pressured, don’t do it, you know. And if you do it, well, don’t be condemned. It’s on you.

How To Pray

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Prayer is a form of communication to God. There are several types of prayer. The prayer of intercession, supplications, requests, thanksgiving, praise, worship, and praying in the spirit. The prayer that is most desired to learn is supplications and requests. Let’s talk about it. First one must understand that according Jeremiah 1:12, God watches His word to perform it. This implies you must pray according to His word, which is also His will. 1John 5:14 says that “if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us, and if He hears us we have the petition granted”. So in brief, find verses that pertain to your situation and make your request known to God because He watches His word to perform it. If it is in His will, you can rest assure that He wants to deliver. The next aspect on your part is faith. Without faith it is impossible please God. After knowing that your request is in His will, believe you receive it and you will have it. That’s faith. Don’t go away hoping or wondering if He’s coming through, know that you have it. Even if the mortgage lender, the auto dealer, the pocket book, the doctor’s diagnosis all says no, don’t be moved. That’s faith. Faith is not dictated by carnal senses. Faith is setting yourself in agreement with God’s word and nothing else. If you believe you received your petition, keep thanking God until it manifest.

Was That The Anointing Or Just Man?

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Many of our churches today are so steeped in the traditions of old, that they’ve settled and excused hooping, hollering, music assisted preaching for the anointing. Not all but many! I’ve sat through services by invitation to anniversaries or attended funerals and observed several attendants standing up, cheering the minister on when it was only entertainment. It could’ve been inspiration for some but even inspiration is of no use when you need a word for instruction at a crossroad. When a song, a sermon or a speaker or singer is anointed, it ministers to your spirit. It destroys yokes and removes burdens. It preserves you for the long haul. The anointing will bring about conviction when a word is spoken regarding error in your life. The anointing makes your ears and heart attentive to what God is doing. The anointing leaves a lasting impression. When a service is truly anointed by the spirit of God, sometimes the people are under holy ghost arrest and can’t even go to sleep. It’s the anointing that opens spiritual eyes to see and spiritual ears to hear. On the other hand when it’s just man, nothing happens. That man is doing all the work and wearing himself/herself out. When it’s man, he has to think. When it’s the anointing, you don’t even have to think. You’re in a zone and the spirit of God is prompting and feeding you. It was sad sitting for three hours, watching all the dynamics take place. The people were spent and nothing happened. They might as well had gone to the gym and worked out. Know the difference! The anointing is the manifested presence of God.

 

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Is This Really Your Year?

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Is this really your year? Well, where I’m coming from is so many times people, you know, 2007 is going to be like heaven. You hear all these things, 2008’s going to be great, 2009’s going to be fine. You know every year from the change over from December 31st at midnight to January 1st, people have you thinking, “Oh, this is my year.” You might go to church for the whole month of January. You keep hearing talk about this is your year.

But let me just tell you something, the scripture says that Jesus, he was anointed to preach the gospel to the poor, heal the broken hearts, set at liberty them that are held captive, and to preach the favorable year of the Lord. The favorable year of the Lord began two thousand years ago. You know, the year of jubilee back in the old testament, was after every fifty years everything you lost, you get back. You know, all your debts are canceled and so forth. But you see when Jesus came, he became the year of the Lord, it was like our jubilee. We’ve been living our jubilee now for over two thousand years.

This is your year, it’s what you make out of it. You’ve got to take the word of faith and apply it to your live, take the word and apply it to your life and watch how every year works. There are no bad years when you’re a child of the king. Every year is a good year. There’s no bad day if you just claim it’s a good day. It’s a wonderful life. He came to give us life and to have it more abundantly. It doesn’t matter what year it is, you make it your year. And sometimes they say, well this is your year, God’s getting ready to bless you, getting ready to do this for you and hook you up and take care of you, come on.

But what about the fornicators in there? What about the scripture that says, you know, he will not withhold any good thing from them that walk upright before him, you know, maybe you have to walk upright. Sometimes there’s contingencies you have to apply. Scriptures say if you be willing and obedient you will eat the good of the lamb. You have to be willing and obedient.

It’s not just your year because it’s 2011, going to be great, 2000 whatever, 19, going to be fine. I don’t know, you come up with your own rhyme for that. But it doesn’t matter what year it is. We’re in the year of the Lord, we’ve been in it for 2000 years. You make it happen.

So, don’t let somebody bamboozle you with all these great sounding things as soon as we cross into the next year, telling you how great your life’s getting ready to be, and then go back and look, has it been all that great when they just tell you it’s gonna be so great because of the year? Because we changed over into another year? And numbers have significance, I’m not knocking that, there’s a number, there’s a significance for every number. It has a great meaning. However, you still must apply the word of God to your life, that’s the balance I’m trying to get across to you now. You’ve got to have some balance.

So, don’t just think just because 2008’s going to be great, 9’s going to be fine, 2010 we have to win, we’ve been winning ever since we put our faith in the sacrificial blood atonement of Jesus. We’ve been on top and rising, we’re the head, not the tail. Above only, not beneath. We’re the victor and not the victim. We’re more than conquerors, we’re champions, we’re kings and priests. This is your year right now, and forever more.

Who Said You Can’t Legislate Faith?

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Who said you can’t legislate faith? Then what does a nation’s founders base their constitutions on? Every principle we live by is in accordance to what we believe. Go to a predominately Muslim nation and try to oppose their faith and see what will happen. Our great nation, the United States of America, was founded on Christian principles. A plethora of references were made toward the canon of scripture (the holy bible) as our constitution was being formed. The problem with our nation today is that we’ve veered away from kingdom influence and have allowed the dictates of the flesh and secular humanism to dominate the thoughts of our public. We took the reading of the bible out of the schools. That’s one reason our children don’t have the same respect or convictions that were prevalent in the 50’s and beyond. Remember when there was such an uproar when Rhett Butler, played by Clark Gable said, “ frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn”? That was because the moral fabric was under attack by using what was termed profane and inappropriate for display on the big screen. Turn on the television today, even during prime, family time, you’ll see and hear everything ungodly under the sun. We took God out of the picture. We need to live by the faith wherewith this country was legislated. Christianity. When our leaders begin approving of same sex marriage we’re in trouble. Remember Sodom and Gomorrah? Even some ministers of the gospel have been so desensitized that they are ok with it as well. Our schools hardly ever say the pledge of allegiance anymore before class. No wonder there’s no loyalty or respect for our country by many youth today. Why would there be litigation regarding prayer at commencement exercises in our high schools and universities? Shouldn’t the students and faculty want a prayerful covering as they venture into new domains of life? Since we took God out of our government in general in the early 60’s, we’ve seen the high school dropout rate increase. We’ve seen teenage pregnancy increase. Abortion is skyrocketing yearly to nearly or over 3 million babies annually. Crime and murder is the norm on our evening news channels. This is what happens when a country denies and neglects the faith it was founded by. The reason for any of the positive numbers today in the aforementioned ills are due to some true believers, some great nonprofit organizations and a few real ministers and parents who either homeschooled or are diligent in the rearing of their children. It sure isn’t because of anything our government officials are mandating for change. Who said you can’t legislate faith? Non-belief is a faith. Evolution is a faith. The various religious beliefs are faiths. Homosexuality, fornication, adultery, profanity, robbery, senseless murder, gangster rap lyrics, death metal, pornography, incest, disobedience to parents, even stupidity is a faith. It’s all done contingent on what they believe. America needs to get back to its core faith, Christianity. Who said you can’t legislate faith? What the heck do we live by then? Help us Jesus!

 

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Already Forgiven

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After you’ve been born again your sins are forgiven, past, present and future. 1John 1:9 says, “that if we confess our sins He’s faithful and just to cleanse us of all unrighteousness”. This confession is for your salvation. That’s why verse 10 says if we say we have not sinned we lie and make God out to be a liar.  The law was given to prove that we were sinners and needed a savior. It was a tutor to bring us to Christ. All have sinned and will continue missing the bull’s eye in this life. Often believers think they have to confess in order to have their sins forgiven, but God has already forgiven you by way of the blood of Jesus. Question! What if he doesn’t forgive you of a sin you confessed? You’ll go to hell. What if you forget to confess one or didn’t know that anything apart from faith is sin? You’ll go to hell. If we read 1John 2:1 it says, I write that you don’t sin, but if we do sin, we have an advocate, Jesus the Christ. He already paid for it in full. Thank God for Jesus. He didn’t come into the world to condemn us but that through Him we might be saved. If our future sins are not forgiven, Jesus will have to come back and hang on that cross all over again. Thank God we are forgiven forever and our sins removed as far as the east is from the west and He would remember our lawless deeds no more. Don’t be in bondage or under any condemnation. Forgive yourself first of all the issues the devil wants to try to remind you of. Then know that God has already forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32 says, “be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.’ It’s good and ok to apologize or acknowledge your mishaps to God. But never think that your confession is what gets your sins forgiven. He already forgave you through Christ. What a wonderful life. How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? I thank God, I’m Already Forgiven.

 

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What Does The Bible Say About Suicide?

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What does the Bible say about suicide? A lot of people ask questions often and say, “Pastor, what will happen if I commit suicide?” and sometimes they’re contemplating and sometimes they’re just asking a semi-rhetorical question. But anyway, what does the Bible say? What about this suicide? You know, if you gave your life to God, let’s think about it, if you gave your life to Christ, it’s no longer your life. It’s no longer yours. He is the one in charge of your life and He tells you when it’s time to go. You don’t take it yourself. That’s not right. It’s not right for you to take your own life.

Let’s get a little more technical, a little more extreme with it. You know what? If you’re a pigging out on barbecue ribs and fried pork chops and fried chicken with the skin on it, you can smoke cigarettes all day long, the side of the pack says this can lead to death as well, or you’re doing all types of drugs and you’re decimating the temple constantly, that’s a slow suicide as well.

Scripture says in Galatians, if you sow to the flesh, you will reap corruption. That’s a form of suicide also.

You got to be careful whether you’re talking about just blowing your head off or just injecting yourself with some kind of poison or overdosing on drugs because you couldn’t take the pressures of life anymore. Now, if you’re already saved and the devil is bombarding your thinking, telling you to kill yourself, just do away with it so you won’t have any more problems to deal with, you won’t even want to take that chance like, “What’s going to happen when I get before God?” God is loving. He is merciful. He is forgiving. He can forgive our ignorance if we chose to do something like that, but still again, it’s not your call. It’s not your life. Your life is in Him. He will in no ways cast you out. No one can pluck you out of His hand.

When you gave your life to Christ, you gave it to Him. It’s no longer yours so you can’t take take your life. That’s what’s the Bible reference would be about suicide. You can’t take your own life because it’s not yours to take. It’s His. You gave it to Him so you have no rights there. You have no rights there and if anybody is contemplating suicide, come on, you need to tough up. You need to man up right now and trust God to carry you through because nothing is just that deep where God can’t handle it. We’re not into suicide, all right? Let’s close it right there.

Is Homosexuality A Sin?

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Is homosexuality is a sin? Yes, it is. We were all born sinners, all were
born, we were all born shaped in iniquity. After Adam and Eve fell, he took
on a sin nature, that’s the bottom line. He took on the sin nature. Romans
chapter 5 tells us that through one man’s sin enter the world and death by
sin, death passed upon all men because all have sin. That proves we were
all born sinners.

Homosexuality is just a sin that people chose to do, so you can’t come up
with this and tell me I was born this way. I’m just a woman in a man’s body
or vice versa. You were born a sinner, that’s all it is and people need to
be fessing up and just telling the truth. Sin is sin, that’s what it is. I
don’t care if your president says it’s OK or your pope said or whatever,
your preacher says it’s OK. Whoever it is, the word of God says it’s a sin.

God created the man and the woman here, male and a female, he created them
to subdue, to dominate, to multiply and replenish the earth and that’s how
you do it. You can’t do it with two men together and two women together,
and the only kind of same sex is heterosexual marriage. That’s the only
type of marriage we should be propagating and promoting anyway.
Homosexuality is just a perverted, debased thinking. It’s just a wicked,
perverted mind saying that it’s OK for me to have this imagination of me
being with another man or a woman being with another woman. It’s just a
sin, and you need to repent.

You talk about do homosexuals and gays have rights? You have a right to
repent. A right to repent because that’s a sin. I’m telling you now, trust
me. When you stand before God, you’re going to be seeing my face telling
you it’s a sin and that’s what it is. You need to repent and to ask God to
forgive you, and you need to just cast down those imaginations and all
those thoughts of being with them. It don’t matter if you get all mushy and
warm and fuzzy with another man or another woman. That don’t mean you go
all the way with them. That don’t mean you go and have sex with them and
then want to marry them. What some kind of debased thinking we have today.
That’s a reprobate mind. That’s a sin. That’s what it is.

It’s like you chose to do crack, you chose to do alcohol, you chose to
cuss, you chose to gossip, you chose to be a whatever it is, you choose all
these things here. You’re not born a certain way. You’re not born a crack
head. You’re not born a gossip. You’re born a sinner. That’s what it is.
You’re born a sinner and homosexuality is one of those sins you chose and
you need to repent of that sin as well. You need to ask God to deliver you,
wash and cleanse you, that’s what you do and then serve God. No way you can
know the true and living God. He loves you, he don’t love the sin though.
He loves us all, but he does not love our sin, all right?

There’s no way you can know the true and living God, worship him, honor
him, adore him, and know him personally and intimately and think it’s OK,
because the holy spirit of God will convict you of that sin. It is not
right. So, I’m just here to tell you, and maybe we’ll come back and do part
two on this one.

Can You Marry After Divorce?

by Admin

 

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Can you marry after divorce? Sure, you can. You just need to check your
motives, though. If you marry somebody because you’ve been cheating and
playing around on the side and committing adultery, the Bible says, “No,
that’s not right” because you just marry somebody for that sake – wrong
purpose.

All right, but God wants you happy. The first marriage didn’t work out, he
was cursing you out and beating on you and blowing all the money on drugs
and alcohol and lying to you. You couldn’t trust him to be faithful, and
then you got a divorce. Be happy, find you the right person. Or you had a
wife and she was doing the same things to you. God wants you happy, so yeah
God would want you to have that mate. So, yes, it’s OK to marry after
divorce. The only question would be, “What’s the motive?”

I know some scriptures make references that because if you’re married and
then you got a divorce, you’re not supposed to remarry, and sometimes
preachers hold people accountable to that, as if you can’t even marry all
over again. God forgives us of all of our sin. He forgives of all of our
defects and flaws. He forgives us of ignorances and everything else, and he
loves us and cares for us, so God wants you happy. He wants you to be able
to find the right mate. He wants you happy and so, yes, it’s OK to marry
after divorce. You need to let the past be in the past. Just don’t marry
for the sake of adultery, that’s the wrong motive.

Faith To Walk In Perfect Health

by Admin

So many Christians come to God out of desperation for healing. They wait until they’ve exhausted all doctors, remedies and resources. The suffering, pain and discomfort is now unbearable so, not in faith but out of desperation they hope God can deliver them. He can! No problem. Sometimes through laying on of hands, or working of miracles or gifts of healing by the spirit of God, one can receive a manifestation of healing. But that way often is analogous to driving a car for years and having never maintenanced it. It would be understandable as to why the axle broke, it sputtered constantly, it overheated, it wouldn’t go into reverse and the head gasket blew. It’s a great thing to be healed, but even better to walk in divine health. You have to know and declare daily that your body is the tabernacle of the living God. Any germs, sickness, virus or disease that touches your body must instantly die because you are covered by the blood of Jesus. You can’t say this one time only. This has to be a daily confession and standard procedure from your mind and heart. You must declare that you have been redeemed from the curse of sickness and by Jesus’ stripes you are healed. Agree with Matthew 8:17 in that, “He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses” and God sent His word and healed us. You must bind up sickness as soon as you see any resemblance of an attack on your body, in Jesus’ name. Tell the devil, he lost because of the blood of Jesus. Daily give God praise for He is Jehovah Rapha, the God that healeth thee. Never say, “I’m sick or I’m catching something or I got cancer, MS, the flu, asthma, leukemia or anything else”. Those are only the doctors’ diagnosis, not God’s. God said you’re healed. This is how you apply faith to walk in perfect health.

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