So, if you will transform your world, you must realize that the spiritual must take precedent over the physical. All of our lives before receiving Christ, we are taught to satisfy the physical nature and physical desires. The scriptures call these things "the flesh." Satisfying the flesh, we have, for the most part, gotten ourselves into trouble and ended up with a lot of hurt, pain, confusion, disillusionment and difficulties. And, even if we did not realize the trouble we were in, we ended up separated from God because of this very things. This is why transformation is needed. Yet, to bring about that transformation, we must realize that the physical must be brought under control (subjection) and we must begin feeding and satisfying the spirit man/woman in us. The Bible teaches us, "Seek first, the kingdom of God and it's righteousness and all these things will be added unto you" (Matt. 6:33). When we begin to place our spiritual nature and needs first, the Spirit of God can work in us to transform our worlds.
If you will transform your world, be careful about listening to people who have good intentions but have not direct word from the Lord or assignment from God to speak into or over your life!. Their may be poison hidden in their words.
Life keeps on moving. The days that have passed are past. They will not return. Make the most of each day. Value relationships that God creates for you! Love God everyday! Love your family everyday! Love your friends everyday! Love your brothers and sisters in Christ everyday! Love people everyday! LOVE GOD everyday! You cannot get today back once it is gone!
Things may not be the way you want them to be today but make the most of today. People may not act the way you want them to today but love people today! Once today is gone, it will not come back. Tomorrow may be better but tomorrow is not promised to you to see! Today is today!!!
I pray that your today is the best today it can be for you! Make up your mind to live and enjoy today. Be positive! Be in faith today! Trust God today!!! It will make a difference for your tomorrows!
There are a lot of things that we are called upon to handle, face and endure in this life. In and of ourselves, we will fail; however, there is a Word from the Lord to us in Zechariah 4:6 "...Not by might, nor by power but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts."
Learn to trust The Sovereign, Almighty God; He will bring you through victorious!
A Message on Parenting
Psalm 127:3-4; Proverbs 31; Ephesians 5:21-6:4
Bishop Alfred Jackson
May 26, 2016
Being a parent is not an easy task in this society that we live in. There are many challenges, hurdles, roadblocks, curves and turns; however, there is always help for those who are seriously looking for it. Whether father or mother, the Word of God speaks directly and definitively to us.
Psalm 127:3-4 states, “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.” Most of us see children as a blessing; however, many people do not know or fully understand the directives of scripture when it comes to children. Taking the above mentioned scripture alone, it states that children are a heritage or an inheritance, not the union of the man and the woman, but from The Lord. Since children are an inheritance from The Lord, it is imperative that we seek God’s wisdom in raising our children so that they will be raised from the perspective of the Most High, Sovereign God.
Children are as arrows in the hands of a warrior, the Bible says. Considering this, it is important to note that a person does not simply become a warrior. He or she must be trained so that he/she will develop the physical, psychological and spiritual strength it take to be a warrior, trained in how to use the weapons given to him/her and must know battle strategies. All of this takes place before the warrior ever goes into battle. One of the main problems we are facing today is that people are becoming parents before they know what the Word of God says about being a parent or before hey learn how to be a parent; consequently, there is much failure, many undisciplined children, and chaos in the home and society.
What must we do? We must look to Jehovah Saboath, the Commander in Chief of the armies of Heaven for His directions; submit to His authority, His wisdom, and His instructions. We are in a battle for our lives and the lives of our children. We need Him! The world will not give us the best advice on being a parent. God will! Take some time from your busy schedule and discover God’s wisdom and instruction on parenting. You will be amazed at what you will find in the Holy Scriptures.
"Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers." (Proverbs 11:14 NLT)