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''...