GROWING PAINS

 

WHO ELSE REMEMBERS GROWING PAINS IN YOUR VISION?

 


THEY ARE NORMAL, STRETCHING, BUILDING MUSCLE & BONE MAKES US FORGET WE ARE GROWING

 

2 Corinthians 6: 1-13 Now, since we are God’s coworkers, we beg you not to take God’s marvelous grace for granted, allowing it to have no effect on your lives. For he says, I listened to you at the time of my favor. And the day when you needed salvation, I came to your aid. So can’t you see? Now is the time to respond to his favor! Now is the day of salvation! We will not place obstacles in anyone’s way that hinder them from coming to salvation so that our ministry will not be discredited. Yet, as God’s servants, we prove ourselves authentic in every way. For example: We have great endurance in hardships and in persecutions. We don’t lose courage in a time of stress and calamity. We’ve been beaten many times, imprisoned, and found ourselves in the midst of riots. We’ve endured many troubles,  had sleepless nights, and gone hungry. We have proved ourselves by our lifestyles of purity, by our spiritual insights, by our patience, and by showing kindness, by the Spirit of holiness and by our uncritical love for you. We commend ourselves to you by our truthful teachings, by the power of God working through us, and with the mighty weapons of righteousness—a sword in one hand and a shield in the other. Amid honor or dishonor, slander or praise—even when we are treated as deceivers and imposters—we remain steadfast and true. We are unknown nobodies whom everyone knows.

We are frequently at death’s door, yet here we are, still alive! We have been severely punished yet not executed. We may suffer, yet in every season we are always found rejoicing. We may be poor, yet we bestow great riches on many. We seem to have nothing, yet in reality we possess all things. My friends at Lubbock, our hearts are wide open to you and we speak freely, holding nothing back from you. If there is a block in our relationship, it is not with us, for we carry you in our hearts with great love, yet you still withhold your affections from us. So I speak to you as our children. Make room in your hearts for us as we have done for you.

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he who keeps the law, he is blessed.

THIS IS WHERE GOD HAS CALLED US

Ephesians 4:11-13 And he has appointed some with grace to be apostles, and some with grace to be prophets, and some with grace to be evangelists, and some with grace to be pastors, and some with grace to be teachers. And their calling is to nurture and prepare all the holy believers to do their own works of ministry, and as they do this they will enlarge and build up the body of Christ. These grace ministries will function until we all attain oneness in the faith, until we all experience the fullness of what it means to know the Son of God, and finally we become one perfect man with the full dimensions of spiritual maturity and fully developed in the abundance of Christ.

 AREAS FOR GROWING

1. LOVE

John 13:34A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another
Pro 10:12  Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

1Corinthians 13:13  And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

2 .HEARING…… NOT JUST SPIRIT!

2Peter 3:3First off, you need to know that in the last days, mockers are going to have a heyday. Reducing everything to the level of their puny feelings, 2Peter 3:4they’ll mock, “So what’s happened to the promise of his Coming? Our ancestors are dead and buried, and everything’s going on just as it has from the first day of creation. Nothing’s changed.”
2Peter 3:5  They conveniently forget that long ago all the galaxies and this very planet were brought into existence out of watery chaos by God’s word.

John 16:13  However, when He, the Spirit of Truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth. For He shall not speak of Himself, but whatever He hears, He shall speak. And He will announce to you things to come.

Jeremiah 33: 3 Call unto me and I will show you great and mighty things.

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

3. OBEY

1Samuel  15:22  And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of ram.

Luke 7:8  For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

Luke 7:9  When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

IF IT IS IMPOSSIBLE IT PROBABLY GOD

Mark 9:23  Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Colossians 1:5 Your faith and love rise within you as you access all the treasures of your inheritance stored up in the heavenly realm. For the revelation of the true gospel is as real today as the day you first heard of our glorious hope, now that you have believed in the truth of the gospel.

Philippians 3:14 I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus.

HAVE YOU LOST YOUR VISION?……..BUSY= BROUGHT UNDER SATAN YOKE!
Psalm 92:10 Your anointing has made me strong and mighty.
You’ve empowered my life for triumph
by pouring fresh oil over me.