Friday, May 21, 2021

SELF roadblocks

 

Mark 7:20-23

King James Version

20 And he said, 

That which cometh out of the man, 

that defileth the man.

21 For from within, 

out of the heart of men, 

proceed evil thoughts, 

adulteries, fornications, murders,

22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, 

deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, 

blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

23 All these evil things come from within, 

and defile the man.


Vanity is an abomination to the Lord.

Everything that distracts us from the Lord, is usually vanity.

Our pursuit for beauty, power, glory, wealth, and popularity are not acceptable to the Lord.

It creates sin, division, jealousy, competition, and addiction to what people think.

It keeps our hearts away from God.

We become our own god.

And God does hate idolatry of any sort.


A true follower of Jesus, a born again, only focuses on the will of God.

Everything of the world has been set aside, so we can focus on obeying God.

It's the greatest delight of the born again heart, to serve the Lord.

The sins of the flesh distract us from worshiping the Lord.

All GLORY belong to GOD alone.

Everything we have in this world can be gone in the twinkling of an eye.

Where we're all going, we carry nothing with us.

Here's the apparent truth of it:

Job 1:21

King James Version

21 And said, 

Naked came I out of my mother's womb, 

and naked shall I return thither

the Lord gave, 

and the Lord hath taken away; 

blessed be the name of the Lord.


Ecclesiastes 5:15

King James Version

15 As he came forth of his mother's womb, 

naked shall he return to go as he came, 

and shall take nothing of his labour

which he may carry away in his hand.


1 Timothy 6:7

King James Version

7 For we brought nothing into this world, 

and it is certain we can carry nothing out.


We must focus on God alone, and on what His will is.

All glory really belong to God.

That must be our supreme focus, and not self.


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3 MAJOR roadblock BUSTERS

 


Isaiah 57:13-14

King James Version

13 When thou criest, 

let thy companies deliver thee; 

but the wind shall carry them all away; 

vanity shall take them: 

but he that putteth his trust in me 

shall possess the land, 

and shall inherit my holy mountain;

14 And shall say, 

Cast ye up, 

cast ye up, 

prepare the way, 

take up the stumblingblock 

out of the way of my people.


I think, the SPIRIT of GOD's really cool.

He makes learning easy for me.

After teaching me the 3 MAJOR roadblocks, He now teaches me about His 3 MAJOR roadblock BUSTERS, in the easiest way possible.

He enumerated:

1. Spirit.

2. Scripture.

3. Son.


This is in direct answer to the enemies of God, from the previous article.

Consider the counterparts now:

SPIRIT versus self

SCRIPTURE versus satan

SON versus sin


That's how the Spirit of God teaches me.

In the simplest, and coolest way possible.

And yet, it's meant for ALL of us.

I remain in awe.

And I'm eternally grateful.

Romans 7:25

King James Version

25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God

but with the flesh the law of sin.


The next posts will elaborate how self, satan, and sin become roadblocks in our path to God.


Updated 29 March 2022


3 MAJOR roadblocks

 

Isaiah 59:2

King James Version

2 But your iniquities have separated 

between you and your God, 

and your sins have hid his face from you, 

that he will not hear.


What do you think are the 3 major roadblocks facing us, from being with God?

Spirit simplified it for me.

He said:

1. self

2. satan

3. sin


The fact that satan is in the middle, he becomes link to both self, and sin.

And he works, non-stop.

Especially if you wish to take God's HIGH way.

1 Peter 5:8

King James Version

8 Be sober, 

be vigilant

because your adversary the devil, 

as a roaring lion, 

walketh about, 

seeking whom he may devour:


If it's any small source of comfort, know that all humans are subject to such attacks.

1 Peter 5:9

King James Version

9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, 

knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished 

in your brethren that are in the world.


The hard part is, since this is spiritual warfare, we cannot see our enemy.

Ephesians 6:12

King James Version

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood

but against principalities, 

against powers, 

against the rulers of the darkness of this world, 

against spiritual wickedness in high places.


The spirit of the antichrist has been revealed in this article the Holy Spirit and I wrote today, prior to creating this blog you're reading now.

Consider this walk with Christ, as littered with constant ambush.

To win the supernatural battle, you must put on the ARMOR of GOD.

You must also walk in the Spirit.

Properly armed -- through the Holy Spirit of God -- all evil will flee.

James 4:7

King James Version

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God

Resist the devil, 

and he will flee from you.


The next post will tell you the 3 MAJOR roadblock BUSTERS.


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Updated 29 March 2022


GOD's HIGHWAY

 

"The way of holiness"

Isaiah 35:8

King James Version

8 And an highway shall be there, 

and a way, 

and it shall be called The way of holiness; 

the unclean shall not pass over it; 

but it shall be for those: 

the wayfaring men, 

though fools, 

shall not err therein.


God's HIGHWAY is the way of holiness.

If we have any sense of respect for God, we would not traverse His highway, unless we are worthy of the Lord.

For it is the HIGH way.

It is Jesus' WAY.

He is the road back to God.

John 14:6

King James Version

6 Jesus saith unto him, 

I am the way, 

the truth, 

and the life: 

no man cometh unto the Father, 

but by me.


We cannot continue as we are, subject to the weaknesses of the flesh.

We must be sanctified by the Lord.

We have all walked that sinful road.

Many times over.

Ephesians 2:2

King James Version

2 Wherein in time past 

ye walked according to the course of this world

according to the prince of the power of the air, 

the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:


We are all carnal.

Subject to the sins of the flesh.

Romans 7:14

King James Version

14 For we know that the law is spiritual: 

but I am carnal, 

sold under sin.


There is no agreement between flesh, and Spirit.

Galatians 5:17

King James Version

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, 

and the Spirit against the flesh: 

and these are contrary the one to the other

so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.


As pilgrims, we are to make war on the flesh, for it leads to a different highway.

1 Peter 2:11

King James Version

11 Dearly beloved, 

I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, 

abstain from fleshly lusts

which war against the soul;


Lots of disasters occur in such a road taken.

The only hope we have is to walk in the Spirit.

To be driven by the Spirit of God.

Galatians 5:16

King James Version

16 This I say then, 

Walk in the Spirit, 

and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.


The Spirit has unwavering vision, seeing multi-dimensionally.

How can He not?

He created the HIGH way.


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Updated 29 March 2022


"TAKE AWAY the road blocks"

 

Luke 24:49

King James Version

49 And, behold, 

I send the promise of my Father upon you: 

but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, 

until ye be endued with power from on high.


"TAKE AWAY the road blocks."

That's what Spirit said, a few days ago.

Maybe two days ago.

It was a command.

A mission.

Naturally, I asked the Lord:

"What roadblocks?"

He remained quiet for a couple of days.

So much so, I almost forgot about it.

Then today, as I neared writing the end of an important article, the "answers" came.

From which, I got onto it, pronto!

In fact, I had to write notes on a piece of paper, as I prepared to wrap up that other article.

Such is the way of Spirit.


You pray for an answer.

You wait for an answer.

You act upon the answer.

Spirit waits for no one.

You wait upon Spirit.


Praying to JESUS is the beginning.

But waiting for an answer is the key.

You have to be patient, and wait.

Sometimes, just when you think an answer isn't forthcoming, the answer is already on the way.

At other times, the answer comes when you're on other tasks already.

Oftentimes, there was no prayer, but the prompts came.

Most of the time, in the midst of a prayer, an answer is already given.

God likes surprising His faithful.


He also likes your complete attention.

You see, if you don't work fast -- for SPIRIT is fast -- you lose the "thread".

If I don't pay attention, I'd be mired in those threads.

Fortunately, I'm a delighted follower of Jesus, a believer, a Bible reader, a born again child of God. 

Thus, I'm able to follow the lead of Christ, through His Holy Spirit.

Now, I know what "roadblocks" the Lord means.

Of course, EVERYTHING is based on Scripture.

Let's start checking out the articles then!

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Updated 29 March 2022


TAKING AWAY roadblocks

 

Isaiah 57:14

King James Version

14 And shall say, 

Cast ye up, 

cast ye up, 

prepare the way, 

take up the stumblingblock 

out of the way of my people.


Sorry, kiddos.

There's no more excuse for you to refuse God's love.

Too bad.

You've run out of excuses.

There are no more alibis.

I mean, gosh, have a look at the world.

Do you like what you see?

If you say yes, you've got blinders on.

Or you've got a different spirit in you.

And it's surely not of God.

Or God purposely kept you asleep -- for His purpose -- temporarily.

How dare I?

How dare I don't inform you.

That's what.

I care you meet up with Christ when God decides His Son appear in the clouds, to take up His faithful.

Don't you want to be among those?

If you're tired of how the world is, how people are, then you're on the right page.

If you want something real, something secure, you're on the right page.

If you still want to dilly-dally, flirt with disaster, or care not to commit, then keep doing so.

Revelation 22:11

King James Version

11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: 

and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still

and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: 

and he that is holy, let him be holy still.


But as your dad, or mom would say, "Don't tell me I didn't warn you!"

The next post will tell you more how this 28th blog came about.

Prepare for an EXCITING adventure!

And yes, please leave your egos outside God's door.

You're entering SACRED ground.


Updated 29 March 2022


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