Diminishing The Darkness By Lifting Up the Marvelous
Light Of Jesus Christ
-- by Tim Greenwood
hat should God (Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit) reasonably expect
from you and I?
Well, the Lord led me to the following two passages for the answer.
Luke 6:46 (KJV) Why call me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things, which I say?
James 1:22-23 (KJV) But be
you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves;
for if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a
man beholding his natural face in a mirror.
OK, be "doers" of the Word. But that still seemed kind of vague
to me so I dug into the Greek and did some retranslating and
paraphrasing. Now I don’t have room here to go into all the
details, but I will share with you below what I found.
Luke 6:46-49 (TGV) (Jesus
speaking) Why is it that you keep calling me Boss but refuse to do what
I say? It would be the same thing as if I contracted with a
builder to build me a house and he agreed to build it to my
specifications, but then didn't.
According to my
specifications the contractor is supposed to prepare the site by
digging down to bedrock, lay the foundation upon that surface and then
build the house upon that foundation. But instead he takes some
short cuts and just lays a shallow flat slab and builds the house upon
that. But should a flood arise and wash away the house due to the
inadequate foundation, that contractor will be found in breach of
contract and will not only be liable for the entire house but all of
it’s contents besides.
Your breaches (sins) will
eventually catch up with you too. When you come to Me for
something and I agree to provide it under certain conditions or
specifications, and you agree to it, that constitutes a good faith
contract. And I should be able to reasonably expect you to
fulfill your part of that contract.
James 1:22-24 (TGV) When you
come to the Lord for leadership, guidance or advice and He provides it
by requiring you to act upon what He says, that is an implied contract
and it is completely reasonable for Him to expect you to fulfill your
part of that contract. How can you even look at yourself in the
mirror each morning after breaching contract after contract?
I think that should speak for itself. TGM
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On The Word
-- by Marcia Greenwood
Take Your Stand of Faith
you ever noticed that when you make a faith stand it seems that ‘all
hell’ tries to come against you to knock you down? I know you
have, we all have. So, you’re not alone in this. Yes, this
is meant to make you feel better!
These attacks usually take us by surprise. Why? To take us
off guard, slap us across the head to confuse us, so we don’t think
For instance, you and your spouse are working on your marriage.
You’re just not as close as you used to be and you decide to change
this. All of a sudden, you get in the biggest fight of your
Or, you are learning what Jesus did for you in the area of healing and
decide you are going to receive you healing by faith. Does the
pain get worse or does something else pile right on top of the first
How about this one? You decide that you have had enough of
debt in your life and you want to be free from it. The very next
week the car, washing machine and lawn mower quit on you at the very
same time. You are tempted to quit, even before you began on your
You see the devil roams around seeking whom to devour. The good
news is, if he understands that he can’t knock us around and devour us
– he will move on. The point is we need to STAND, in our good
fight of faith, until he lifts his tail and moves on. I know the devil
does not have a red suit and tail – but you get the picture!
Don’t quit! You and I have everything in us right this very
moment to ensure that we win the victory. Huh? I sure don’t
feel like it. That’s OK. We don’t go by what we feel or
see. We live and operate by faith! You are a child of
God – Right? Well, His Modus operandi, His “MO”, His method of operation is doing everything by faith.
If you are a bit weak in using your faith muscles then it’s time to
build yourself up. Put on your favorite praise, worship or
perhaps “The Theme From Rocky” and get moving!
God knows the answer to anything we want to know in life. The
Word of God, the Bible, is our instruction manual. Read
everything about marriage, healing and faith, finances or whatever it
is that has set itself up as a mountain in your life.
Speak to that mountain and command it to get out of your way and to be slam-dunked into the sea.
This is not the time to have a pity party or allow your emotions to
control you. This is the time to cast out every evil thought that
comes against you. Learn this – Do Not Allow Your Thoughts To Become Your Enemy!
If the devil applies pressure against you – resist and push back.
Remember that the greater one (Jesus) lives in you AND you have the
power of the Holy Spirit in you. The devil loves to
test us. But when we have studied the Word of God, deposited it
in our heart and speak it forth out of our mouth we will always pass
those tests with flying colors.
Along with using your faith, be sure to under gird it with
patience. When the pressure is on, patience will hold your faith
up. Picture a bridge. If a tank goes across the bridge
wanting to get to the other side, it will succeed if the bridge (faith)
is built correctly AND the pillars underneath (patience) are strong and
secure, holding the bridge steady as the tank goes across. The
bridge may get a bit rocky in places, driving may get slow at times but
if everything works together the tank will reach its goal.
Faith, even the size of a mustard seed, can make any mountain move. Nothing will be impossible for you (Matthew 17:20-21)!
So, I am writing to encourage you to take your STAND of FAITH, now
speak to that mountain, and praise God for the manifestation of what
you are believing for and YOU WILL GET TO THE OTHER SIDE! For the
promises of God are sure. Your marriage will be full of love
again, healing will come, debt will leave and you will have a great
testimony to help encourage others to do the same in their lives.
Your Faith can move mountains!
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