Scriptures are from the King James Bible.
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Recently, I have focused more on how I need to change relative to having the mind of Christ and conforming to His glorious image. In particular, I had concerns about the unrighteousness of someone dear to me. Our Lord shared with me something like, "When you make some attitude changes, you'll notice some changes in him." Well, I've been working more, in earnest, on doing that, folks. And you know what?! I've noticed some changes in that dear one in my life. One day recently this unrighteous man was here in my home. He said to me something like, "The spirit of the Lord is in this place." I was more than a bit surprised to hear him say that. Glory to GOD.
This a.m. in my intimacy time with our Lord, He shared with me that sometimes we frustrate the grace of GOD. He desires that we not do such because it's an insult to Him and it impedes us in our service to the Lord.
For I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
We are commissioned by our Lord to have pure hearts and to be holy as He is holy. Those are Holy Bible mandates - not suggestions.
1 Timothy 5:22
...keep thyself pure.
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
1 Corinthians 10:21
Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
Revelation 22:14, 15
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
...be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Lord, increasingly, Christianity has taken credibility hits. Some of it is our fault, Lord. Please reveal to us where we fall short so that we can put concentration on the areas where we aren't meeting Your holy expectations.
Your anointing flows powerfully and Your actions manifest to the uttermost when channeled through holy hearts. Holiness changes climates, Lord, and has major impact on hearts, minds, and bodies. The Acts 17:6 says, "...These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;" I'm convinced, Lord, that the "these" were holy people... Help us, please Lord, to wholly follow You so that, increasingly, yokes can be destroyed in accordance with Your words in Isaiah 10:27, "...and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing."
Thank You, Lord - Amen
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