Stay The Course (6)

16991772_297125420704178_6856201254414146287_oDearly Beloved of God,

The life we live is spiritual. In the old testament men listen to God and their faith matters to them so much. How much more of us. John was fried in a pot of oil and nothing happened to him. Men will see you and marvel not at your height or complexion but because of something in you.

¶¶Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV) says, “Be careful for nothing; but in EVERY THING by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”.

When you are faced with challenges, the Bible say don’t be anxious but pray and tell God. When you have prayed, do it with thanksgiving and not with tears.

That’s what they did in ¶¶Acts 4:29. ¶¶Acts 4:29-31 (TLB) says, “29 And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and grant to your servants great boldness in their preaching, 30 and send your healing power, and may miracles and wonders be done by the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 After this prayer, the building where they were meeting shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and boldly preached God’s message”.

It’s only when you are thanking God that you will see his will.

¶¶1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV) says, “8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world”.

You don’t resist the Devil with your head but with your faith. Your do not back out in the face of a challenge, you stand and act your faith. The Bible told us that Jesus was tempted but he didn’t backed out.

Never forget that tears will never bring victory to you. Never allow your flesh to control you. Let your feeling stop dictating what happens to you.

The Devil has strategies but ¶¶2 Corinthians 2:11 (KJV) says, “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices”.

It doesn’t matter if the world is telling you to cry it out, nothing will change. Your problem doesn’t end when you tell it to someone else. When you use the human sense to solve spiritual problems it will not work.

Anytime you are asking why you are not acquainted with spiritual things. You are supposed to know the how of everything because for as long as you kept asking why, you will remain at the same point for many years to come.

When you keep asking why why why, you will never see His glory. Worship can change your environment. When you worship you get God’s attention.

When you don’t pray in tongues you are not acquainted with God. You should form the habit of always speaking in tongues because life is spiritual.

[You Develop Your Spirit When You Align Yourself Properly With God’s Plan and Purpose for Your Life]

Aligning yourself with God’s plan and purpose only happens when we have an understanding of God’s Word. You can’t be aligning yourself with His Word without studying. The main purpose of studying is to have an understanding. Until you seat down to study you will never really have His Word inside you.

You can’t follow the choice of the spirit without first knowing the written scriptures.

¶¶John 16:13 (KJV) says, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come”.

The Holy Spirit cannot do anything without His word. ¶¶Romans 8:14 (KJV) says, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God”.

This shows that it is not everybody that is born again that is led or carried. When you develop your spirit it becomes a dependable guide. When the Holy Ghost asked Philip to go to the desert be obeyed because he had been taught.

[Renewing Your Mind]
¶¶Romans 12:1-2 (KJV) says, “1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”.

There is a form in life, a set pattern that the world creates for you. Don’t allow it. Stop saying that your boss is sexually harassing you. What you need is to create a force field. To renew means to renovate and to change.

¶¶2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV) says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”.

It was your Spirit that got born again and not your body. ¶¶1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (KJV) says, “24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. 25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: 27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway”.

Paul said I buffet my body, I tell my body what to do. Your body can be so loud that it tells you what to do because your body has a voice. Jesus went to a place to pray.

¶¶Romans 8:5-7 (KJV) says, “5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be”.

¶¶Romans 8:8-14 (KJV) says, “8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God”.

Today is your day off joy, love your life differently. Don’t wait to see everything perfect before you boldly declare that today is a good day.

In Him,
~Ali Papa.

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