Saturday, August 25, 2012

Image is Everything

OK! If you know me and my father then you know that although there is a 21 years differential in age I am a near carbon copy of that man.

On almost all the facebook, twitter, instagram pictures I post there are multiple comment that say ''boy you look just like your DAD, When Im around people that know him they say '' are you Stan's Son because you are a exact image of him, Just recently I was at my fathers bank and the teller ask me ''hey do you have a twin brother that banks here?''. I have all of my fathers physical traits and they are seen in other people that know him..

Now this got my preacher minds eye to working and I'm reminded during the creation process God spoke and said in Gen 1:26 ''Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness'' 

Which rose two questions?????

1. Are you your father's {God} twin
2.  And do you carry his spiritual likeness

Now John reminds us that God is Spirit, Which tells me that the ''image'' or likeness has to be a spiritual inside out representation.... How?  in its original Hebrew content ''image'' means representative figure!!!.... So what we should look like is the example or representation of God the son Jesus on earth. bearing the fruit of the spirit, {Gal 5:22-23} So when people look at your conduct, they should be able just as my I when it come to my physical father say '' YOU LOOK JUST LIKE YOUR FATHER'' because all the ''SPIRITUAL'' trait are active in the way you walk in life...

So remember When living on earth as a physical being you are really created just as God which is a spiritually being so everything you should be doing should be from the spirit that God has breathed

 in you and when you realized who you are in life your resemblance will be as you father's and people will tell you 

''You look just like GOD''



Monday, August 13, 2012

Are you ready??? Or still undone??

When you bake bread there is a specific time it has to stay in the oven, 

 the dough has to stay under the heat for a period of time and if its taken out the oven prematurely it want be ready! NOW on the surface it look like its done because the color is right the outside have a little toughness to it BUT on the INSIDE still has work to do! 

The reason why a great percentage of young preachers never reach there full potential is because they come out the oven to soon..!

From the exterior they look ready, {preach good, memorize a few scriptures} 

But the interior  {what the heart desires} Is not ready....and before you can Shepard any of God people you have to go through the heat just a little while longer so that you can be sure to be ready for pastoring people.... 
but the interior 

I say this to us all the heat is on the perfect degree for our lives lets stay in it and wait the time it takes for us to be throughly cooked through because its necessary for Kingdom teaching, and growth spiritually


Monday, August 6, 2012

It Is FINISHED.. Now what....?? JOHN 19:30

John 19:30 SAYS ''So when Jesus had the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit'' 

When this text says ''it is finished'' this suggest to me that Jesus has done everything on earth that HE was going to do..... No more healing, no more miracles, no more Jesus in a physical sense NOW HE SITS AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER....

But a few chapters back Jesus was predicting his death and told his disciples in John 14:12 that '' Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

So the prophesy that Jesus gave about his death has come to pass and as he says ''it is finished''
 and at this point there has to be action by the people who ''believes''

but Jesus said one Key thing in John 14:16  that we missed ''  And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another helper, that He may abide with you forever 

Helper.......hmmmm.....what is is that Jesus will pray and give us after his work is ''FINISHED''?

helper in the Greek means Parakletos which means comforter, consoler, advocate, or one who is going to plead our case against judgment.... 

So When Jesus earthly work is FINISHED the holy spirit will be what is going to comfort us believers or be our guide spiritually in a physical world...

I'm saying this because we continue to ask Jesus to do things for us will continue to partially believe that he can do all things, BUT. I want to tell you that everything in your life that you believers ask for it has been given to you because of the finished work of Jesus on the cross and all that he left us with { Holy Spirit} confirms that all we need so believe and its yours.....

Change your words from....

Jesus will to Jesus has

because as John 19:30 declares that ''IT IS FINISHED''...



Monday, June 18, 2012

Parable of the sower explained.. Find yourself!!!

This parable has many meaning and is meant for us to unlock its principles and start to do what we are commissioned to do!!!!!

Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower

1. ''The seeds that fell along the road are the people who hear the message about the kingdom, but don't understand it. Then the evil one comes and snatches the message from their hearts''.     

Jesus is referencing the ''church'' folk that set underneath great teaching, sound doctrine, goes through the motions of religion but have absolutely no clue of the difference between Religion & Kingdom and what happens is Satan sends test your way without you understanding GOD permitted the current pressing situation and you have no ''WORD'' to get you through this trial

2.  The seeds that fell on rocky ground are the people who gladly hear the message and accept it at once. But they don't have deep roots, and they don't last very long. As soon as life gets hard or the message gets them in trouble, they give up.

This is pretty self-explanatory they hear the message accept it, understand it but faith and application is far from them when trial come.      
 3. The seeds that fell among the thorn bushes are also people who hear the message. But they start worrying about the needs of this life and are fooled by the desire to get rich. So the message gets choked out, and they never produce anything.

 These people hear the message but are not content with there current living arrangements on the earth, wanting more of physical perishable item, instead of embracing they have eternal life, thus trusting in physical not spiritual

4.  The seeds that fell on good ground are the people who hear and understand the message. They produce as much as 100 or 60 or 30 times what was planted.

These are the people God designed us to be hearers as well as doers of kingdom work focusing only on pure and righteous things, being content with whatever we have and producing, having an abundance, growing in the faith,  and being examples of how life is to develop as a christian....

Find yourself and if its not #4 your Goal is to be there soon 


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

lanierJ's Humble gratitude toward Christ

My saviour, my refuge, protector, my reason for being here, Lord! I desire to be just like you!
You sacrified your life,  to merge me back to GOD why? because you love me. 

There is no greater example of Agape Love than this. You endured agony for something you didnt do, paid for my sins before I was even thought of ! Why? Because you love me, 
 You are willing to share your kingdom with me not because I deserve a portion why? because you Love me. Wow how can I ever repay you for your service???????

 I know How by desiring to be Just as you where, humble, loving, patient, kind, gentle, enduring Longsuffering, because of that Iam  acknowledging my undeserving peace, showing that the Joy of the Lord is my strength. The least I could do is present this body as a ''living sacrifice'' considering how much you show me you love me, and in closing I want to show my appriciation to you by my lifestyle of Worship unto you the ressurected King....thanks....


Monday, March 26, 2012

Reading between the lines (Understanding & Growth)

I have had coversation(s) on twitter also Facebook about certain spiritual situations and subjects and I have come to realize that somethings I say come across as ''sharp'' or even ''rasp'' and at times people take my words out of context and gather a ''Judgmental tone'' of the message. This is frustrating to me because the point still hasnt been made... BUT I realized its not me its some peoples level of understanding.... Not saying that I am smarter or more knowledgable or better than anyone this is so not the case but we all have different levels...

LanierJ's analogy
''If you talk to a pregnant womans baby in her belly the baby want be able to hear you because it hasnt been born Yet'' 
and even when it a few days old and you say the samething to it they still dont understand you BUT they hear the words!!!  How/why??? because they are born and ready to recieve....

The point of the analogy is this like Jesus told Nicodemus '' (John 3:12) If you dont believe what I say about earthly things how can you possibly believe me about spirtual things''

The Issue is we have a
1. Fetus' & (unborn to the spirit)
2. Baby Christians (underdeveloped)

When we are one of the two above we ask question like Nicodemus did (John 3:4) ''How can a old man go back in his mothers womb and be born again''?
This is not to slight any believer of any Level but Jesus replied in (John 3:5) and says: '' I assure you no one can enter the ''KINGDOM OF GOD'' without being born of water and the SPIRIT.....(not able to comprehend)
1 PETER 2:2 SAYS '' Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into the full expierence of salvation, cry out for the Nourishment''..

Which tell me that we have stages of christian knowledge/growth just as a baby grows into a grown man/woman there is a learning/growing process, but we have to want and be receptive to the wisdom of others regardless of their natural age(How many year physically) but look at their spiritual age(was born again)... 

So I am Learning even in my learning process to obtain the highest wisdom you have to ''spoon feed'' baby christians until they are old enough to feed or (understand) for themselves....
So just as Nicodemus was a respected Jewish leader and taught the law (pre-Christ) He didnt fully understand the process of What Christ was and how he changed their tradition from Law to Grace Nicodmus had to be taught the new way just as other who has been sent by God to teach a ''The way'' we have to see spiritually what's being said and feed off of the word God has inspired through men

Respect the position that God has given the man ..... and grow by ''CRAVING THE SPIRITUAL MILK''


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Light Exposing Darkness.......LED

What is light? It is an element that makes things visible, bright, glowing, etc...

The purpose of light is to be able to see what was once dark....

When something is dark it has no light and and is hidden in the midst of all darkness (cant be seen)

John 8:12 says: When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the''LIGHT'' of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the ''LIGHT'' of life.

So Jesus speaks and proclaims himself as the ''LIGHT'' which illuninates the unseen areas in the dark lives and says if you follow me you will have light!!!!!! 

So when the ''light' (followers of Christ) are present it exposes the Dark (keepers of the world) Darkness hates to be exposed to flaws because the majority is in Darkness the ''world mindset'' says Iam blending in but when the ''LIGHT'' has shined on you its to be exposed to all your darkness and walk into the ''light'' of the ''kingdom mindset''

How bright is your light
******LanierJ Quote******

**When the world is in darkness the 1st sight of light upsets the rotation.... Think of a long night of sleep and through the window is a ray of sun in your eye interrupting you..... This is what christians represent the light... LANIERJ**





Monday, January 30, 2012

Blessed inspite of my Short-Comings

This means you too!!!
Romans 3:23 says 'for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God......

I was told by a very Influential woman at my church on recently she said to me
''When you brought your message last week I allowed the devil to overtake my spirit and not hear anything you were saying because of the rumors I heard about you''

 and then she went on to say that she thought that I was very arrogant!!!!

Now I explained to her that everyone of my shortcomings or things contrary to what the word says... that I have made the decision to do has not only grew critisizm in my life but those very things those ''rumors'' I use them 
(if true) to warn people what not to do (wisdom) which give my life (ministry) purpose.....

Ive realized that God can/will turn everything around for your good inspite of what the ''church people'' think about you....

She also apoligized to me and said '' because if my skeletons were let out the closet people would think the same about me''

So what Iam saying in this  Blog is that we need to take a Inner look at what we have done or still doing not judge people by ''what you Heard'' but get to know who they are and why does there name continue to surface... gather your life and look in retrospect of what God has brought you from and you will see that 

''ALL have sinned and fell short of the glory of God''
''No exception to this rule''

And when I addressed the Arrogant part of her apology I said that there is a thine line between 

Arrogance & <---Confidence.......,

I told her simply because I know what dirt I have done against God, My wife, My church etc.... this keeps me HUMBLE because I cant throw any stones because I have sinned as well, and I said that Just because I know who Iam and want allow the stones that are thrown at me to penetrate my Armor doesnt mean its arrogance just means I must keep my head up knowing that people look at me as if they never made a mistake.....!

 God hasnt given me a spirit of Fear but one of Power, Love & a sound mind so In conclusion I say this 

Noah was a drunk

Jacob was a deceiver

Rahab was a prostitute

David was a adulterer

Solomon was a womanizer

Paul was a killer 

Which proves:
 Romans 3:23 that '' ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

BUT God still used those people although they sinned and fell short and blessed them and they became men/woman that we pattern ourselves after Now...

So I encourage you not to stop because of your past use it to catapult you to the next level of your purpose.... because afterall

'' All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God''


Saturday, January 21, 2012


2 Corinthians 4:8-9

8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

This scripture really encourages me to go on 

INSPITE OF                         ..       

The Holy Spirit tells me that Iam....

Pressed-Move or cause to move into a position of contact with something by exerting continuous physical force

this pressure in life I face seems to be to much for me to handle BUT iam not 


Iam perplexed or simply confused by why God would allow me to go through this 

BUT i havent lost my hope 


Iam persecuted subject to hostile treatment from friend, relatives, job, ect... but 

the presence of God is always 

with me (abandoned)

Iam struck down Getting my behind kick each and every way possible nothing 

seems to go my way but though it 

all I can get back up (destroyed)

SO I want to encourage you to ENDURE what you have to GOD will keep you in 

perfect peace the weapons that are formed will form but want prosper or prevail 

against you 

Keep the faith stay encouraged