Calling

Calling

CALLING

2 Timothy 3; 1-9 But you need to be aware that in the final days the culture of society will become extremely fierce and difficult for the people of God. People will be self-centered lovers of themselves and obsessed with money. They will boast of great things as they strut around in their arrogant pride and mock all that is right. They will ignore their own families. They will be ungrateful and ungodly.

They will become addicted to hateful and malicious slander. Slaves to their desires, they will be ferocious, belligerent haters of what is good and right. With brutal treachery, they will act without restraint, bigoted and wrapped in clouds of their conceit. They will find their delight in the pleasures of this world more than the pleasures of the loving God.

They may pretend to have a respect for God, but in reality they want nothing to do with God’s power. Stay away from people like these! For they are the ones who worm their way into the hearts of vulnerable women, spending the night with those who are captured by their lusts and steeped in sin. They are always learning but never discover the revelation-knowledge of truth.

  • Luk 14:16  Then He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, 
  • Luk 14:17  and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ 
  • Luk 14:18  But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ 
  • Luk 14:19  And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’ 
  • Luk 14:20  Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 
  • Luk 14:21  So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.’ 
  • Luk 14:22  And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’ 
  • Luk 14:23  Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 
  • Luk 14:24  For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’ ” 

CALLING= an invitation

  • 2 Timothy 1:9-10 He gave us resurrection life and drew us to himself by his holy calling on our lives. And it wasn’t because of any good we have done, but by his divine pleasure and marvelous grace that confirmed our union with the anointed Jesus, even before time began! This truth is now being unveiled by the revelation of the anointed Jesus, our life-giver, who has dismantled death, obliterating all its effects on our lives, and has manifested his immortal life in us by the gospel.
  • Acts 20:22 And now I am being compelled by the Holy Spirit to go to Jerusalem, without really knowing what will happen to me there. Yet I know that the Holy Spirit warns me in town after town, saying, ‘Chains and afflictions are prepared for you.’
    “But whether I live or die is not important, for I don’t esteem my life as indispensable. It’s more important for me to fulfill my destiny and to finish the ministry my Lord Jesus has assigned to me, which is to faithfully preach the wonderful news of God’s grace.
  • 1Co 1:26  For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called
  • 1Co 1:27  But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 
  • 1Co 1:28  and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 
  • 1Co 1:29  that no flesh should glory in His presence
  • Eph 4:1  I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 
  • Eph 4:2  with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,
  • Eph 4:3  endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 
  • Eph 4:4  There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 
  • Eph 4:5  one Lord, one faith, one baptism;  
  • Eph 4:6  one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all
It Works

It Works

IT WORKS!

GUESS WHAT!        IT WORKS!

COY! GOT HEALED, LAWRENCE GOT HEALED,
Mar 16:17  And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 
Mar 16:18  they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” 

2Co 5:7  For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Luke 8:22  Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side of the lake.” And they launched out. 
Luke 8:23  But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy. 
Luke 8:24  And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. 
Luke 8:25  But He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!”

BUT THIS TEST!

2Co 12:8  For this thing I besought the Lord three times, that it might depart from me.
2Co 12:9  And He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may overshadow me.
2Co 12:10  Therefore I am pleased in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am powerful.

Philippians 4:11  Not that I speak according to need, for I have learned to be content in whatever state I am.
Philippians 4:12  I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound. In everything and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

FRUSTRATION, DADGUMIT! WHY?

 REASONS 

  1. NOT ENOUGH FAITH
  2. Mat 17:14  And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, 

Mat 17:15  “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. 
Mat 17:16  So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” 
Mat 17:17  Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” 
Mat 17:18  And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. 
Mat 17:19  Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” 
Mat 17:20  So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. 
Mat 17:21  However, this kind does not go out except by prayer

ANSWER= Rom 10:9  that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 
Rom 10:10  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

2. NO ENDURANCE
Ezekiel 7:17  Every hand will be feeble, And every knee will be as weak as water.
I CAN’T DO IT ANYMORE, THAT’S ALL I CAN HANDLE
2Timothy 4:5  But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 

3. CONTROL
WHO IN CHARGE, IF JESUS ISN’T, YOU ARE.
Rom 10:16  But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” 

WHAT HAS THE GOSPEL PAID FOR?………. EVERYTHING!
Rom 10:9  that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 
Rom 10:10  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

REMEMBER IT WORKS!

Money, Money

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY

The O’Jays – For the Love of Money 70’s
Money money, money, money, MONEY
For the love of money
People will steal from their mother
People will rob their own brother
People can’t even walk the streets
Because they’ll never know who in the world they’re going to beat
For that mean, oh mean, mean green
Almighty Dollar
People will lie, rob, they will cheat
People don’t care who they hurt or beat
A woman will sell her precious body
For a small piece of paper it carries a lot of weight
Oh, that mean, mean, mean, mean, mean green

Almighty Dollar!

Talkin’ about, talkin’ about – cash
I know that money is the root of all evil
Do funny things to some people
Give me a nickel, brother can you spare a dime
Money can drive some people out of their minds
For the love of money
No good, no good, no good
For the love of money
Don’t sell you soul for the money – no, no
Money is the root of all evil
Do funny things to some people
Give me a nickel, brother can you spare a dime
Money can drive some people out of their minds

For the love of money
Don’t let it, don’t let it – don’t let money rule you

For the love of money
Got to have it – I really need it
Don’t do it – don’t do it
Brother – save you soul – save you soul – don’t sell it
For that mean, mean, mean, mean green
People, don’t let money, don’t let money change you
Almighty Dollar!

1Ti 6:10  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 

Hebrews 13:5 Don’t be obsessed with money but live content with what you have, for you always have God’s presence. For hasn’t he promised you,
“I will never leave you alone, never! And I will not loosen my grip on your life!

Mat 6:25  “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 
Mat 6:26  Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 
Mat 6:27  Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 
Mat 6:28  “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 
Mat 6:29  and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 
Mat 6:30  Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 
Mat 6:31  “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 
Mat 6:32  For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 
Mat 6:33  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 
Mat 6:34  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble

WANT A GUARANTEE?

Mal 3:8  “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. 
Mal 3:9  You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation. 
Mal 3:10  Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. 
Mal 3:11  “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the LORD of hosts; 
Mal 3:12  And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the LORD of hosts.

1Th 5:21  Test all things; hold fast what is good.

Joh 10:27  My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 

Php 4:19  And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus

Joh 10:10  The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. 

3Jn 1:2  Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 

Jas 5:13  Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. 
Jas 5:14  Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 
Jas 5:15  And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. POVERTY SPIRIT

REPENT=THINK DIFFERENTLY RID OF STINKING THINKING

Psalm 139 1-4 Lord, you know everything there is to know about me. You perceive every movement of my heart and soul, and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind. 3–4 You are so intimately aware of me, Lord. You read my heart like an open book and you know all the words I’m about to speak before I even start a sentence!
You know every step I will take before my journey even begins.

MAYBE YOU HAVE PRAYED FOR MONEY AND GOD DIDN’T COME THROUGH!
Mat 6:14  “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 
Mat 6:15  But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 
FORGIVE GOD! THEN BELIEVE!

Joh 6:28  Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” 
Joh 6:29  Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” 
Joh 6:30  Therefore they said to Him, “What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do? 
Joh 6:31  Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, ‘HE GAVE THEM BREAD FROM HEAVEN TO EAT.'” 

Ecc 11:1  Cast your bread upon the waters, For you will find it after many days.

SALVATION, DEMON OF POVERTY, FORGIVENESS FALSE TEACHING

Definition of Love

Definition of Love

LOVE

Definition of love

1 : strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties
maternal love for a child, brotherly concern for others
 attraction based on sexual desire : affection and tenderness felt by lovers
2 : warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion love of the sea, baseball
3. unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another
4. the fatherly concern of God for humankind
 5. a person’s adoration of God

WHAT ARE WE SAYING WHEN WE SAY,  I LOVE YOU?

1Jn 2:15  Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 
1Jn 2:16  For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 
1Jn 2:17  And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

WHAT IS GOD SAYING; WHEN HE SAYS HE LOVES YOU?

Agape Love for Humanity
Storge The love a parent has for a child.
Pragma A mature love which endures.
Philautia Self Respect
Philia Shared experiences
Ludus Flirting, playful affection
Eros Romantic and erotic love

John 3:16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 
Joh 3:17  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 
Joh 3:18  “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 
Joh 3:19  And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 
Joh 3:20  For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 
Joh 3:21  But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” 

 
The Way of Love

1Co 13:1  Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 
1Co 13:2  And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 
1Co 13:3  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 
1Co 13:4  Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 
1Co 13:5  does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 
1Co 13:6  does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 
1Co 13:7  bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 
1Co 13:8  Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 
1Co 13:9  For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 
1Co 13:10  But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. 
1Co 13:11  When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 
1Co 13:12  For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. 
1Co 13:13  And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 

1Jn 4:8  He who does not love does not know God, for God is love