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Works, work


I generally do agree to  personally pray for  others rightfully on condition that I can also share with them God's truth so they can also stop sinning, not repeat their faults that have led up to the cause of  their personal problems.  That is why I also do often warn people of real negative consequences if they truly do not get right with God.. no matter how old they are or how long they have been a Christian too. A general first  rule of counselling effectively others is that one cannot help a person if they sincerely do not want to be helped, or admit they do need help still. For many people they still do not know the common solution of God's  to their common problems, sins, the sins even of laziness, fantasizing, even having unrealistic expectations, or following after  lusts, and  they do not know God's solutions to their  hurts, needs   and really why? Most people still really do not pay attention to what the Word of God says about loving Him God, following after God  but also what the Word of God says about work.

(1 Cor 10:13 KJV)  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

(Gal 6:7 KJV)  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9  And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.10  As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

(Rev 2:4 KJV)  Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5  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.

NOTE THIS EARTHLY REALITY,   that applies to all of us, IF WE LEAVE OUR FIRST LOVE ( CHRIST) THE CANDLESTICK WILL BE REMOVED.. IT WILL NO LONGER BE USED TO  SHINE GOD'S GLORY TO ALL, ONE'S LIFE WILL, WILL  BECOME DARKNESS INSTEAD TOO.

I have also said  that prayer is not enough, even for healing,  forgiveness, the real personal confession, repentance  of sins is needed as well.  We all have done many wrong things.

(Jer 3:20 KJV)  Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt  treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD.

(Prov 19:15 KJV)  Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

(Prov 19:24 KJV)  A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

(Eph 2:10 KJV)  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

(1 Tim 5:24 KJV)  Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after. 25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

(Prov 12:24 KJV)  The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

(Prov 12:27 KJV)  The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

(Prov 15:19 KJV)  The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

(Prov 18:9 KJV)  He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

(Prov 21:25 KJV)  The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

(Prov 22:13 KJV)  The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

(Prov 24:30 KJV)  I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

(Prov 26:13 KJV)  The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets. 31  And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. 32  Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. 33  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 34  So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

(Prov 26:14 KJV)  As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.

(Mat 7:23 KJV)  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

IT SHOULD BE VERY CLEAR TO US ALL THAT GOD WANTS US TO DO REAL PHYSICAL WORK. TO WORK WITH OUR HANDS AND NOT BE LAZY, OR USELESS.

(Mat 21:28 KJV)  But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.

(Mark 13:34 KJV)  For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

(John 4:34 KJV)  Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

(John 5:17 KJV)  But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

(John 9:4 KJV)  I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

(Acts 13:2 KJV)  As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

(Acts 14:26 KJV)  And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.

(Acts 15:38 KJV)  But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.

(1 Cor 3:13 KJV)  Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

(1 Cor 3:14 KJV)  If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

(1 Cor 3:15 KJV)  If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

(1 Cor 9:1 KJV)  Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?

(1 Cor 15:58 KJV)  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

(1 Cor 16:10 KJV)  Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.

(2 Cor 9:8 KJV)  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

(Gal 6:4 KJV)  But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

(Eph 4:12 KJV)  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

(Eph 4:19 KJV)  Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

(Phil 2:12 KJV)  Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

(Phil 2:30 KJV)  Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.

(Col 1:10 KJV)  That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

(1 Th 1:3 KJV)  Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

(1 Th 4:11 KJV)  And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

(2 Th 2:17 KJV)  Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

(2 Th 3:10 KJV)  For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

(2 Th 3:12 KJV)  Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

(1 Tim 3:1 KJV)  This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

(1 Tim 5:10 KJV)  Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

(2 Tim 2:21 KJV)  If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

(2 Tim 4:5 KJV)  But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

(Titus 1:16 KJV)  They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

(Titus 3:1 KJV)  Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

(Heb 6:10 KJV)  For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

(Heb 13:21 KJV)  Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

(James 1:4 KJV)  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

(James 1:25 KJV)  But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

(1 Pet 1:17 KJV)  And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

(Rev 22:12 KJV)  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

    All parents also do need to personally help, insure that their own children are prepared for life, that includes their being prepared to work, prepared to do  housework, really prepared for  a paying job. 

(Prov 22:6 KJV)  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Laziness and personally unrealistic expecations in life  are also two important issues that cause a lot of of even once Christian persons to next have real major PERSONAL problems in life, even to be rightfully rejected by others as well.. husbands, wives, single persons too.

(1 Tim 5:8 KJV)  But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. 9  Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,10   Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.11  But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry; 12  Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith. 13  And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. 14  I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. 15   For some are already turned aside after Satan.

The Persons  who do not continually work have turned after Satan, and the issue is not earning our salvation by doing Good works, but rather even losing our salvation by following after Satan, being idle, lazy, and doing bad works..

Seriously look at how many verses in the New Testament alone dealing with the need to work, to personally do good works.

One of today's big  tragedy is that many young ladies and young men  are wrongfully spoiled, I.e. unable to work, they too aren't prepared to do house work, to do real physical work at home or elsewhere. They are really not prepared for working in real life.

(1 Ki 14:22 KJV)  And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done.

(2 Ki 15:9 KJV)  And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as his fathers had done: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

(Neh 9:2 KJV)  And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

(Dan 9:16 KJV)  O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.

It is also an extreme, wrong value that a teenage girl  or boy year old should have a boy friend or a girl friend before completing their educations, for they do rather FIRST need to have a priority of getting a real education so  that they can be employable next with. 

Instead of  listening to the the mostly bad  advice of others we do need  valid help to be real godly persons and also following after God's will which includes working, working for God too, that help can be found in God's Word.

(James 3:14 KJV)  But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.15  This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

We all do need to  firstly be now what God had made us to be,  and not what we and others expect us to be, and not  be negatively influenced by the media, the world, the flesh the devil here too.

(Heb 10:24 KJV)  And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

(Titus 2:7 KJV)  In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works:

(Titus 2:14 KJV)  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

(John 6:29 KJV)  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. 

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(Eph 2:10 KJV)  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

(James 3:13 KJV)  Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

(Titus 3:8 KJV)  This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

(Titus 3:14 KJV)  And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

(2 Tim 3:17 KJV)  That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

(1 Tim 2:10 KJV)  But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

(1 Tim 6:18 KJV)  That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Going to a local church in itself is not a sufficient good work for God now as well.

(Prov 31:9 KJV)  Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

(Prov 31:10 KJV)  Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.  11  The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. 12  She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. 13  She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. 14  She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. 15  She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. 16  She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 17  She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. 18  She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. 19  She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. 20  She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. 21  She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. 22  She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. 23  Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. 24  She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. 25  Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. 26  She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. 27  She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 28  Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. 29  Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. 30  Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. 31  Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

I once had a vision during my sleep  about a young teenager that  I had once known and she troubled me in my spirit for many years as I would think about her, and I could not understand why? untill nextGod spoke to me and said her that her unacceptable sin was the sin of laziness. He God called it an  unacceptable sin. What do you call it?

We need to will  and to also desire that God will change us so God now will not  lets us personally experience the real, more  negative consequence of our sins, of our own turning away from Him. One cannot personally pray for personally healing  OR MOST ANYTHING ELSE and have unrepented sins still in one's life.

Now if you also are looking in a garbage can for love still it is cause you have likely become an extreme, an "aholic",  and  you are clearly following after the  wrong  personal values in life.

Looking for worldly pleasure, false loves, fulfillment of their  lusts too many persons now still have wandered away from God..

Even most Christians tend to go to extremes and do STILL have many wrong values. I thus rightfully too have  been encouraging all believers first  to daily read the Bible and pray daily for themselves and others, praise God in all things too,  for that is how God starts to change us for the better, but still  only if we let him, when we DO try to  follow after him. Thus  I tend to first look into this as well if in fact each and every  believers  are firstly daily in the Bible, daily praying for themselves and others but  I also  then next do look at their their actual, practising value system to see even if it is really now appropriate, a GODLY ONE.

Our life, our love is in God, we love Him because he first love us.  We need to continue to love and to follow after him and first always.

I often have to counsel women and men, pastors too, of remembering daily the importance that Christ is our first love, our first spouse, our good husband, and no one, NOTHING  can take his place, certainly no man or women as well . Even "Romance" is a false spirit of sexual lusts that even RATHER NEXT brings unhappiness  and not REAL OR LASTING joy. CHRIST IS OUR LOVE, OUR JOY.

(Psa 16:7 KJV)  I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

(Psa 16:8 KJV)  I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 11  Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Now when we do wrong  and leave God out, we cannot even love God or ourselves or others too. And the depression keeps just getting worse, it seems, because even a nice car, a nice house, nice furniture, the handsome husband, the good looking wife, they cannot , and will not make anyone happy due to to the fact that even all of these things still being a  wrong personal desire, a wrong expecations of ours, and we all will  be, will be  next disappointed, depressed when we pursue after them primarily and not God.

(Mat 6:33 KJV)  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Too many persons  read the newspaper and the  TV too much and are wrongfully influenced by it. the firstly really do need to get back into the Bible..  Today the mostly ungodly  News, entertainment, advertising, media often lie to you and say that you can almost do anything, that all things  are  right to do, you can do what you want, what you desire... but  it is not in God's eyes.  I rarely regularly   watch the news anymore since I have become a Christian.  Instead of listening to what the mostly ungodly others say we can do  we rather need  help to be real,  to be now what God had made us to be, we need to read and follow after the Bible, which is God's words for us,  and not follow rather what we and others wrongfully expect us to be.

(Psa 119:105 KJV)   Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

The media is mostly under the devil's control and it wants to turn you eyes off of God, Christ and to serve the flesh, the rotten flesh that really makes you so unhappy too.

(Rom 1:22 KJV)  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

The resulting personal  depression is made worse  by all of this unrealistic lustful  expectations for oneself and wrongfully comparing oneself  with others instead of loving God only and following fully only after him.  The secular EMPHASIS ON outward beauty  and one being handsome is still not God's love, for  all that is now is mostly carnal, idol worship, a secular materialistic and a wrong values system. All these  wprdly valies are not  the rightful goals for any believers rather  Jesus alone is.

Jesus also looks at the heart and sees only our  God ward beauty not the false beauty in outward appearances.  Next if one can't love oneself then  how can they  fulfill the second greatest commandment that tells us to love God and to love our neighbours as we love ourselves

(John 4:16 KJV)  Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.

Here was a clear example of a woman who had five husbands and SHE ALSO did not find true happiness till she found Jesus only.

We all also need  to understand that sex is not love, and it  is not what can make us at all truly happy, but the world today tries to teaches sex to minors and wrongfully encourages it.   It is not just our lusts that we have, had  to renounce it is ALSO our carnal, physical body the flesh, that contains the lusts..

I too still do have to often step out of the flesh into the Spirit of God. Many people do not understand how to do this, or the difference between walking in the flesh and walking in the spirit of God. Walk in the spirit and you will not fill the lusts of the flesh.

In further reality and I studied this in more detail most high school dating patterns next are reflective of their subsequent marriages and related divorce. If one  is depressed now as a teen one will be next even more depressed in marriage because even their spouse selection method is not under God's control nor the false expectation of what they do  want next the spouse to be, even  to be a false replacement for God and God will never accept this false substitute nor will he bless it.

Let me be clear AGAIN sex is not the answer to our needs in life! JESUS IS!


(Col 1:12 KJV)  Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18  And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19  For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21  And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22  In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: 23  If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; 24  Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:

(Eph 2:10 KJV)  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

       Our personal self worth, self esteem, self image can be compared to a tire ( a symbol of man)  with air ( the air a symbol of the Holy Spirit ) in it that is on a bus (here used as a symbol of God's kingdom on earth). The persons  who have the normal  tire pressures,are clearly those persons who are   doing a good  work.  The persons  who have low tire pressures are clearly those persons who  are rather doing bad works, and not rather the good works that God wants us to  do.  And the persons who do bad the bad works, they also  feel bad about themselves, like when the air in a tire is lowered, they thus have a low self esteem, a low self worth, a low self image.  To feel good, better about themselves  they instead must do good works as the Holy Spirit leads them. The God inspired  good works inflates their self esteem, their tire to the proper  pressure..  In their arrogance some persons they even  do not want to admit that if they continue running on low air pressure, lack of good works, that  God will, will replace them, and he often next does if they do not repent.  One can  abuse the tire  by driving on it with very low air pressure, and the same tire will tear, be destroyed eventually, is no longer of any use  and is replaced. The same thing applies  to  the persons  who unrepentantly continue to do mostly  bad works they are no longer useful to God, are disposable.

I thus do rightfully  warn them of this often that they too do have a continual free will, their own personal choice as to how they will turn out, and how even thus God will use them.

(Gal 6:7 KJV)  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

(Mal 2:1 KJV)  And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. 2  If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart. 3  Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it. 4  And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.

(Mal 2:6 KJV)  The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity. 7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts. 8  But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. 8  Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.

(Isa 65:12 KJV)  Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.

 This applies not only to pastors,  but to all of the Christian even persons who do not continue to follow after God with all of their heart..

(Isa 65:13 KJV)  Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:

(Isa 65:14 KJV)  Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.

(Isa 65:15 KJV)  And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name:16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.

(1 John 2:15 KJV)  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

 (Heb 13:4 KJV)  Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

(Heb 13:5 KJV)  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

In spite of what the world says sex and love are not the same, and sex is not the answer to the world's inadequacies, Jesus alone is. Sadly I do know of many persons who have rejected the  the truth of the word of God because they wanted rather and the  false spirit of romanticism, the very  false world of false dreams and dreaming. I thus would appreciate that you would pray for these persons and others like them that they would come back to God alone who is the answer to all of our needs, and not even our spouses.

(1 Tim 5:11 KJV)  But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;12  Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

(1 Cor 7:29 KJV)  But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; 31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away. 32  But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: 33   But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.

(Luke 17:32 KJV)  Remember Lot's wife. 33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

(Heb 12:15 KJV)  Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;16  Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.17  For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

(1 Th 5:18 KJV)  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

(Phil 4:12 KJV)  I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

(Phil 4:13 KJV)  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

(Gal 5:15 KJV)  But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. 16  This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17  For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18  But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19  Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20  Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21  Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24  And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26  Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

(Hosea 6:1 KJV)  Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.

(Hosea 2:7 KJV)  And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now. 8  For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.

Praise God that Jesus know how to free us from all bondages, all bondages, those even imposed on us by the world, the fleshy the devil, ourselves, others. It is a great Joy to be free in Christ.. when you have been serving the devil you know what true freedom is in Christ,  and appreciate it more as well.

(1 John 3:1 KJV)  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. (2 Pet 1:3 KJV)  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:   4  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

HOW TO WALK IN THE SPIRIT?

(Eccl 12:1 KJV)  Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

(1 John 1:9 KJV)  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

(Rom 12:1 KJV)  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.

(Eph 5:9 KJV)  (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

Choose daily to walk after God, and ask to be filled with his Holy Spirit

(Gal 5:19 KJV)  Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20  Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24  And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.25  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.26  Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

(Psa 51:17 KJV)  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. (1 Pet 3:4 KJV)  But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

(Psa 51:10 KJV)  Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

(Psa 51:11 KJV)  Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

(Psa 51:12 KJV)  Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

We all also do need to confess personally  more what Jesus has already done for us, and not what we think bad can or will happen to us. The only valid Positive confession in life is what Jesus has done for us and those words that God has personally told us we can claim by faith.

(Phil 3:13 KJV)  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.15  Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

Aim higher in God and you will reach higher plateaus..
 
God Bless you.
 
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