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And the pages of history turn

Posted by appolus on June 27, 2015

scriptureThe ruling of the Supreme Court will challenge every aspect of our faith and we will be the better for it, stronger refined and more confident in what we believe. For those whose faith is built upon anything less that Christ Himself, then they will be swept away by the flood and the cultural winds that are now blowing at hurricane strength.

Now why would I say that the cultural winds are blowing at hurricane strength? Has there not always been societal pressures in the West, cultural aspects of who we are that challenge our walk with God and our witness to our communities? In fact, the subject of marriage is one aspect of the culture in the west that has continually brought shame on what is known as Christendom. The truth is, the Christian community  has remained silent to a great extent on the fact that in so many churches up and down the land, 40-50% of their congregation are divorced. That alone disqualifies us from speaking from a position of authority on the subject. We do not hold the moral high ground on this subject and ours sins have found us out. God is not mocked, that which a man sows or winks at, he reaps. We are reaping today.

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Spirit and Life

Posted by appolus on April 21, 2015

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (Rom 8:1-2)

In Romans chapter 8 we see in the opening verses two distinct ways that we can live our lives and the principle is established. In verse two we see that there is a ” Spirit of Life,” in Christ and there is ” sin and death,” in the law.

How then shall we live? Is it a choice? Yes, indeed a choice. There is life in the Spirit of God when we walk according to His ways. Life, it edifies, it brings grace and mercy, it is the life of Christ, it is the Spirit of Life. The Holy Spirit has many names in the Scripture. We see here He is called the Spirit of Life. In other places He is called the Spirit of Glory. You see when we exalt the Lord Jesus then we release life and glory to those we communicate it to. When we speak together as brothers and sisters and we exalt Jesus to one another then the blessings of life are released and it affects every part of us. Lets suppose you are ill and it has become the focus of your conversation. You will know that there is typically no life in that. In fact, it often simply makes us worse when we constantly talk about the things that ail us. Yet, if we meet someone along the way and choose not to talk about ourselves or our ailments but rather talk about our Lord and His victories, can I tell you brothers and sisters heaven opens up, and down comes the presence of God. For where two or three of His own dear saints are gathered together and they are exalting God, giving praise to Jesus, focusing on Him then there is a unique corporate blessing that is promised and bestowed.

So the question is brothers and sisters, are you being used to impart life? Does your conversation edify and lift up the hearers? You know we are called to this, to walk according to the Spirit. We are called to be light and salt to the world. In Romans 8 the Holy Spirit is also called the ” Spirit of Adoption.” We have been called out to be children of the living God and by His Spirit we receive His nature. When we walk according to His nature, His Spirit, then we are a light unto the world. We bring life and we bring down the glory of God. What a beautiful calling. Make a determination in your spirit to yield to His Spirit in you. Take control of the conversations you are involved in. Yes it is good to listen, but predetermine in your heart that you will be about your Father’s business. Do it every day, I challenge you. See if life does not spring up before your very eyes as you glorify God in your daily walk. If you allow it, it will change everything.

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There, there, everything is going to be okay

Posted by appolus on October 23, 2013

How many times I have heard people say ” There there, everything will be okay.” Having now lived long enough, I know that not to be true, yet still people somehow cling to that notion and draw comfort from it. Humanism. When Peter , hearing Jesus talk about the things that He must suffer, rebukes Jesus and tells Him these things shall never be, Jesus uses the same rebuke that He used on Satan when Satan tempted Him with all the Kingdoms of the world. And so, those who mind the things of the world will always be offended at the notion that we have been called to suffer. We know that all who live Godly in Christ Jesus will suffer, yet we also know that there are many who would rebuke us for these thoughts. And why? Because they mind the things of this world and do not mind the things of God. Can you imagine our Lord Jesus rebuking us and calling us Satan? The choice before us? The cross and Christ or the ” things of men.”

Luk 4:8 And Jesus answered and said to him, Get behind me, Satan! For it is written, “You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.”

Mar 8:33 But when He had turned around and looked on His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, Get behind Me, Satan! For you do not mind the things of God, but of the things of men.

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