Friday, August 24, 2012

Kingdom Code of Ethics!

Grace be unto you kingdom citizens and peace be multiplied to you as you walk worthy of the LORD unto all pleasing and being fruitful in every good work.

As we in the body of Christ are realizing that the End Time harvest is here, I have a bone to pick with the kingdom citizens.  Usually I minister and teach in areas of kingdom building and expanding the knowledge of the kingdom of God.  Today, however, I want to talk about how we’ve gradually ignored the Word of God more and more where sin is concerned.  We seem to have elevated our minds over our spirits where the Word is concerned.  Just because our President agrees that same sex marriage should be legalized and sanctioned does not mean the church has to put up with it.  Stand up Body of Christ and proclaim the Word on the matter.

We must bring our thoughts to the obedience of the Blessing.  The kingdom code of ethics is the standard of conduct established by the King (God) for the behavior of the social relationships of his citizens. This is also the expectation of the King regarding the values and morale standards the citizens must adhere to. The code of ethics becomes the foundation of the kingdom culture and manifests itself in the lifestyle of its citizens. We cannot compromise our stand for excellence where spiritual matters are concerned.

"Don't you know that wicked people won't inherit the kingdom of God? Stop deceiving yourselves! People who continue to commit sexual sins, who worship false gods, those who commit adultery, homosexuals,  or thieves, those who are greedy or drunk, who use abusive language, or who rob people will not inherit the kingdom of God." 1 Cor 6:9-10 (GW) Gods Word Translation

Let’s look at one more version of this verse from the English Standard Version (ESV.)

"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,  nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."  1 Cor 6:9-10 (ESV)

Just in case you didn't get it from the first version, you should get it from the second.  It is apparent that there are a group of people who think same sex marriage in the church is acceptable and that those who practice homosexuality should be accepted in the church. Let me say this right now.  Everyone is accepted into the body of Christ.  What they do, however, does matter to God and He has declared what is unacceptable and no one can change it no matter who says any different.  When satan can get you to doubt the integrity of the Word he has persuaded you to bite the fruit of knowledge of good and evil.  God would be contradicting Himself if He created you to be homosexual and then tell you it's wrong!  People who just play church think like this.  God has not created you or anyone else to be homosexual but God has given grace to overcome it!

"My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."  2 Cor 12:9 (KJV)

I don't have time to elaborate on what the thorn in Pauls flesh was but whatever your thorn may be there is grace for that.  Glory in your weakness so that the power of The Blessing can rest on you.  God is expecting His values and morals to be adhered to and acted upon.  The kingdom of God has a code of ethics and it is dangerous to compromise the standards God has given for us to uphold.  Everything God gives us is for our good not His.  The code of ethics are for us not Him.

Paul said for us not to be deceived and that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God and Jesus said to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.  We have to make a quality decision that the kingdom of God is real and to stay on the side of the kingdom and do things God’s way.  The kingdom of God is not liberal nor conservative.  The kingdom of God is joy, peace and righteousness in the Holy Ghost and the Holy Ghost will not tell people to compromise to sin against the kingdom! The Holy Ghost is the Governor of the kingdom and we are the government. Now I wouldn't have imagined that I would need to say this to the body of Christ but here we are:

"Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame." 1 Cor 15:34 (KJV)

The benefits of the kingdom far outweigh the pleasures of sin for a season.  Healing is a blessing of the kingdom and Paul said that those who do such things will not inherit healing, joy or peace.  Make no mistake about it.  Those who practice homosexuality don't have the peace that Jesus said He gives to us because this is heart peace not circumstantial peace.  Have a look at this verse:

"Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God." 1 John 3:9 (KJV) Homosexuality is a sin.  

"Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body." 1 Cor. 6:18

"For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 21. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.  And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight." 1 John 3:20-22 (KJV)

The church will embrace everyone but the church will NEVER embrace the sin.  Homosexuality is in the same category as embezzlers and thieves.  If a pedophile came in the church saying to embrace him and allow him to work in children’s church but stating that he will not stop because God made him this way we would never put up with that.  If a thief came to join the church saying he wanted to work in the finance office but will not stop stealing because he was born this way we would consider that nonsense right?  Well the same applies to same sex marriages.  They want the same rights as the ones who obey the Word.  Prisoners forfeit their rights through the action they took when committing the crime.  Likewise those who practice homosexuality thinking God made them that way are self-deceived and therefore God is greater than their heart and knows all things.

God’s will is to heal anyone that comes to Him through Jesus The Blessing.  Jesus is able to save anyone who comes to God through Him for He said "I Am the Way, The Truth and The Life... No one comes to the Father except by me." John 14:6. Look at what Paul said about those who once practiced these sins listed above:

"And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God." 1 Cor. 6: 11

Paul said they are now washed, sanctified and justified through The Blessing on Jesus.  Now they have the capacity to receive the grace of redemption to override the lust of the flesh because the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead can now quicken their mortal bodies and give them the law of the spirit of Life.  They now have a renewed fellowship with God Almighty and have unlimited access by faith to pray and pay vows unto God!  Look at one of the confessions I make daily to our Father that controls my environment for the blessings of goodness!

"We have our delight in you Almighty and we lift our face unto you. We have made our prayer to you and we pay our vows, therefore when we decree things Ur light shines upon our ways today because U R good and your mercy endures forever!"  I confess this from Job 22: 26-28

If I were you I would make this confession before the Lord as well because we are now renewed to fellowship without the sense of guilt inferiority and condemnation! Oh how good it is to not have our heart condemn us and be treated as if we have NEVER sinned!

I trust that this Word of Faith message has blessed you and your bible study group!  Thank you for all the gifts of love and praise reports!  Please consider the benefits of being a kingdom partner and help us reach the world with the Gospel of The Kingdom so that the end can come!  

Loretta and I love you and remember:
The Blessing is too everyone but is only ON the believer!  Praise the God of the increase!

      2012 by: Paul Gamaliel and Loretta Williams of Kingdom Time Ministries

Monday, April 16, 2012

Need a Paradigm Shift? Know The Law!

Grace and peace to all my Kingdom brothers and sisters in the Lord! May the Spirit of Truth be allowed to destroy our ignorance so that we don't go from ignorance to foolishness but from ignorance to rhema (revelation knowledge).

You are a winner and you "were born again that way!" The problems you face are already finished in God's eyes and He wants you to see things from His perspective as kingdom children and not as mere church members. God has created you as Christ carriers with the potential to carry out His plan for your life. God has authorized you to colonize the earth but you need to know the laws that govern His kingdom.  

"The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant." Psalms 25:14 (KJV)

The  Word 'secret' in that verse refers to the "plan" of the Lord so that it would read "The plan of the Lord is with them that fear Him."  You see you are God's response to a need that God created. His plan made your life necessary so He gave you birth to start something He had already finished!

"For I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning,and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:" Isaiah 46:10 (KJV)

Once we realize that there is more to this life of salvation than just going to church and eating chicken and drinking red koolade, we can have a paradigm shift that will truly revolutionize our lives. We will need to completely allow the Holy Spirit to destroy our ignorance. We will need to go from information to revelation. We will need to discover like Paul did that there is a law of sin and death warring against the members of our mind. We will need to discover the new law that is given to us in the kingdom that overrides the law of sin and death called the "Law of the Spirit of Life."

What is a paradigm shift? A paradigm shift is having a mindset that things work a certain way only to discover truth that totally overrides that line of thinking. Here is where Paul has his paradigm shift!

"For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."  Romans8:2 (KJV)

Paul said that he was alive without the law once. This speaks to those who never grew up in church as I did, but were raised by the guidance of their own conscience and went about trying to establish their own righteousness. In his mind he was good to go.  Look at verse 9in Romans 7.

"For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died." Romans7:9 (KJV)

Sin used the commandment to make him feel guilty of what he did, and thus condemnation would set in because he did not know the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ. Many times as Christians we allow the enemy to use sin to point to the commandments to feel a great sense of unworthiness which results in an assault to our faith life. Fear sets in after that and imprisons us in shackles of inferiority and low self esteem.

You know, we as believers ought to really watch out for the word "feel."You know what I mean? We can be so loose with "I feel that so and so.." or "I feel we need to......" We try to attach our emotions to spiritual leading and direction so much that we will allow our souls to try to guide us through truths that our soul can't in any way enter into.  You never read where Paul said "I feel led to do such and such." He never leans to his own understanding once he had his paradigm shift.

"Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.  I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:  ButI see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind,and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members."
Romans7:20-23 (KJV)

This is where Paul hits the wall. His way of getting to righteousness was not working and he didn't know why. The Holy Spirit dropped some deep knowledge on Paul and destroyed his way of thinking. Paul discovered the anointing for he said..."O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
Romans7:24 (KJV)

"I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin." Romans7:25 (KJV)

The very next thing Paul says is "I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord!" I often wonder how long was the time between Paul saying o wretched man... to I thank God?" Paul's soul heard from his spirit and he found out that it is the anointing on Jesus that made him free from that death he could not escape! It was revelation knowledge that let him know he was even in a hostage situation. Just like information reminded him of his sin, revelation reminded him of the anointing and his new righteousness so much so that Paul said.....

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall liveby faith.' Romans1:16-17 (KJV)

Will you give the Holy Spirit permission to break your ignorance? Will pride hold you in the prison of doing the same old things that don't work, leaving you in the same predicament you were in last year? Will the school of "Ignorance is Bliss University" hold you back another year? You and your children? You know that ignorance is hereditary don't you?  You can pass your know-nothing down to your children so that they enroll into the same school of no-learning you diligently attended. Even the world wants their children to fare better than them and go much further in their education.

Will you allow the law of the Spirit of Life in the Anointing (Christ) to make you free from the law of sin and death where there is now NO condemnation? Ask the Holy Spirit to give you a paradigm shift through His wisdom, knowledge and understanding today! The Blessing of the lord is to everyone, but it is only on the believer! May the Law of the Spirit of Life be with you all!

 I trust that this Word of faith message has been a Blessing to you, and like all good things pass it forward to increase your harvest of hope in Jesus Name. As you give to this ministry you will be increasing the outreach of this work and our anointing and prayers will be on you to do the work God has called you to do. Become a Partner today as we believe this ministry to be good ground ministry.
Loretta and I love you and we encourage you to walk in the fulness of The Blessing!
Copyright 2012by: Kingdom Time Ministries Paul G. and Loretta Williams

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Three Magnets of God pt 3

By Teacher: Paul G. Williams

Grace and peace be to you from God and Jesus our Lord and Blessing!
Last month we looked a little closer at another magnet of God called "hope" and that it was given to us from God to draw His glory to us. Paul says that faith is alive, so the thinking that we can keep hope alive is bogus at best. We can only partake of the hope that God has made available to everyone. We can't keep it alive, because we neither give it life or death. Hope is a powerful force that gives our faith a target in our future to bring into our RIGHT NOW! Let's look again at a portion of His Word and view the power of Hope.
Hebrews 6:18
"That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;"

It is obvious that God wants us to know just how important He knows hope is! God wants us to lay hold to hope because it is impossible for Him to lie, and He has cut covenant to guarantee our success where our faith walk is concerned. God wants us to take hope and anchor our will, mind and emotions down. He wants our minds sure and steadfast. This does not give any room for wavering does it? This is why a doubled minded man ought not to think he shall receive anything from the Lord. Hope therefore should be majored by all teachers, prophets, evangelist, apostles and pastors! Hope takes our faith beyond the veil of the Holy of Holies and gets our answers and brings them to us in manifestation! Its shouting time!!
Love is to draw Gods Goodness!
The third magnet, or spiritual force, from God is Love and it will draw the goodness of God to us.
John 3:14-16
"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Notice how God compared His love to Moses lifting up the brazen serpent to heal all who looked upon it for salvation? So many times we fail to look at John 3:16 from the aspect of healing! Oh how many would have faith to receive healing if they only would have had John 3:16 as an healing verse as well as soul salvation. In fact healing is a part of salvation and was provided for through the atonement of the Blood of Jesus. Love drew healing from the Lord in Moses time, and is still doing the same today. Love is alive and it is a spiritual force to draw the goodness of the Lord straight to us.
Acts 10:38
"How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him."

God sent Jesus here to bless us with His Anointing because He loved us, and God called that going about and doing good! Whatever Jesus did as a result of His coming here was all a result of His love. His love is shed about in our hearts by the Holy Ghost so that we can draw from the wells of salvation.
Isaiah 12:2
"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation."

Psalms 31:19

"Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!"
His goodness is laid up for all them that will worship Him, and He will work out that goodness for them that walk by faith without question before the sons of men. We worship the goodness of God because we love Him, and because we love Him, and we believe that He loves us we can now draw from that goodness. Since faith works by love we boldly use our faith on purpose!
John 17:20, 23
"Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; vs.23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me."

Jesus wants us to get the revelation that God loves us as much as He loves Jesus our Blessing! Allow the magnets of God to draw from His Grace, Glory, and Goodness to you so that you can live a successful life in The Blessing on Jesus!

Copyright June 2011: by Paul G. and Loretta Williams of Kingdom Time Ministries

"..And This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached to all the world as a witness to every nation, and then the end shall come." Matt 24:14

Saturday, March 5, 2011

“The Esau Syndrome!"

Grace to you Kingdom citizens! Peace be unto you through the revealed knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord and Blessing.

How has the Word of God been treating you so far this year? We are well along this year and if we are not careful half the year will have flown by. We can be quickly surrounded by one thing after another not recognizing that we have not kept up our spiritual training as we should. If we are not careful we could become victims of what I call the Esau Syndrome. A syndrome is a group of symptoms characteristic of a particular problem. In other words a syndrome can be a group of symptoms all pointing to a particular problem.

Paul says to watch out for certain things that can lure us into stumbling and falling along our walk of faith. Esau fell for one morsel of meat and sold his birthright. Look at the MESSAGE translation.

"Watch out for the Esau syndrome: trading away God's lifelong gift in order to satisfy a short-term appetite." Heb 12:16

I know we have all heard this story from our many years in church but lets look at how Esau got there. If we can identify the cause of a spiritual problem we can and quarantine it and make it bow down to the king of glory!

Paul says earlier in this passage that we are to avoid becoming weary and fainting by considering Jesus the author and developer of our faith. After teaching us on the Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11 he likens us to trained athletes who are to run with patience or discipline.

"Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby." Hebrews 12:11

He goes on to say that no training is fun at first. A father who is training his child to be a champ usually places high demands on them, and puts them through paces that the child will have to overcome to be a champ. God will lead you to training that you may not like at first. You may not understand the way He is leading you. Paul says to expect this so let us look to see why this is. In the next verse he says since you are being trained, don't sit on your hands and no more dragging your feet! He says to run a clear path like a long distance runner and watch out so no one falls, rather help each other out and run for it!

Here is where the rubber meets the road. He says for us to be at peace with each other and watch out for a root of bitterness that can spring up and trouble us where many have been defiled.

"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;" Hebrews 12:15

A root of bitterness is a slow growing nagging voice that doesn't like the training it's getting from the Lord. We have huge pine trees on our back lawn. Every so often when I walk back there I hit a root that has sprung up out of the ground. If I don't watch out it can really hurt my foot. If a lawn mower runs over it the lawn mower can be seriously damaged. If the root is allowed to grow it can pick up your house and move it's very foundation.

This damage can occur spiritually as well if you don't recognize this root in those around you who don't like the training they are getting from the Lord. They may not understand the reason they are getting trained a certain way and are bitter and defiled - contaminated!

Easu was contaminated because he didn't understand the training he was getting. He was bitter and it caused him not to see straight so he thought nothing of the birthright nor the blessing. Jacob had to leave to get away from this root of bitterness and you might have to do the same. Remember the lesson Paul was teaching here. Don't be dragging your feet and sitting on your hands because of the training. Trust God that you will need all of it for the journey you are about to face. It is a long distance race so don't allow the voices of others who are bitter to contaminate your faith walk! Declare the love of God is shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Ghost and cut the root of bitterness from off of you. Bitterness has no place in your race and it will take you off course. As I stated earlier, a root can travel a long way and cause a whole lot of damage. Lay the ax at that root in Jesus' name by pleading the blood of Jesus against its borders! Pull away from the crowd by your training and stride triumphantly across the finish line considering Jesus, the author and the trainer of your faith! Watch out for the Easu Syndrome. Be a world over-comer!

--"..And This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached to all the world as a

witness to every nation, and then the end shall come." Matt 24:14

"..And This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached to all the world as a witness to every nation, and then the end shall come." Matt 24:14

Friday, February 11, 2011

KingdomTime Ministries

"The Blessing of The Doer"

By Teacher: Paul G. Williams

Grace to you child of God and peace be multiplied to you through the revealed knowledge of our Lord Jesus the Blessing to the Earth.

It has truly been wonderful to be in this age of world wide commerce and trade as well as the internet social media environment. The minister today can effectively use the tools available to them today for evangelism of the world.

"Also thou son of man the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses and speak one to another every one to his brother saying Come I pray you and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the LORD. And they come unto thee as the people cometh and they sit before thee as my people and they hear thy words but they will not do them for with their mouth they shew much love but their heart goeth after their covetousness. And lo thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument for they hear thy words but they do them not." Ezekiel 33:30-32

Let's look at the above verse. God is saying through the Prophet that the people are speaking against you, and they are talking to one another to come and hear the "Word of The Lord." They come and sit before you and say you sure can preach, they give you MUCH LOVE with beautiful words of grandeur. They proclaim you have a pleasant voice and can really pull the points together BUT the problem is that they do them not. You see so many think they are DOING something when they are going to church. In fact a question that is raised more often than not is "What church do you attend?" "Where do you go to church?" What difference does that make? So many people don't go to church to do anything but just go. This is ignorance going to seed. This is a gross darkness over the people. This is not being a doer of the Word!

The question that should be asked is "What do you do for kingdom as the church?" We are kingdom children sent to colonize this foreign territory called Earth with the culture of heaven.

"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 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." James 1:22

When we don't do the Word we become self deceived. The blessing is on the doer. Your enemy simply wants you to not do the Word you hear. You can hear it as much as possible, you can go to all the revivals, and seminars. You can travel all around the world to attend all your favorite conventions, but if you don't do the Word you are self deceived into thinking you are actually doing something.

"Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness." Psalms 41:1

Look at this believers. Here the Word declares that when we give to the poor the Lord will deliver us from trouble and preserve us so that we will live. He will also bless us on the Earth and not allow the tactics of our enemies to succeed. Let me remind you that this is for the doer not just the hearer only. The Word goes on to declare that he will be our comforter and our healer. All this for giving to the poor. What a set of blessings laid up for the doer! Why not push for this instead of raising money to landscape the front lawn of the church? The Word declares that if we are willing and obedient we shall eat the good of the land. All the covenants from God have real estate included in them but conditions are set for our obedience for the blessings to be ours.

We don't go to the doctor's office just to go do we? We don't go to the lawyer's office just to go? We don't go to the car mechanic just to go do we? Don't we go to get results? Why then do we do that where the church meets? Let us go to get the mind of the Lord and then make it legislation and policy among the people who need the Blessing we have. We have the mind of Christ so therefore we have the mind of the Blessing. We are suppose to let the Word of Christ "The Blessing" dwell in our hearts richly in all wisdom so that we can be effectual doers of the Word to Gods glory. Lets give God glory by doing the Word and this will put pressure on His promises, and not on us. To God be the Glory!!

O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD." Psalms 31:23

This just gets better and better. Our Lord Jesus has come to bless us and to be the High Priest of our confession. Look at the blessing pronounced upon those of us who love the Lord. He preserves the faithful and plentifully rewards the proud doer!! Do you see this? This is how we are to be of good courage and to strengthen our hearts. We are to be doers of the Word expecting God to do His part. We have access by faith into this grace of being a doer where we are to stand rejoicing in intense expectation of His Glory (answered prayer.)

Copyright 2011: By Paul G. and Loretta Williams

"..And This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached to all the world as a witness to every nation, and then the end shall come." Matt 24:14

"..And This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached to all the world as a witness to every nation, and then the end shall come." Matt 24:14

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

KingdomTime Ministries

"Have You Received The Blessing?"

By Teacher: Paul G. Williams

Grace to you, and peace be multiplied to you through the revealed knowledge of God and Jesus The Blessing to the Earth.

It's the year 2011 and the time where so many make resolutions for the year. There is nothing wrong with a resolution, but I'd much rather be certain to be more resolute about things that I have already committed to. There is no better time to fixate ourselves on the reason Jesus came to the Earth than in the beginning of the new year.

"Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities." Acts 3:26

This Word says that God sent Jesus to bless us, and that blessing is still vitally important to the believer's faith walk today.

"As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving." Col. 2:6-7

The Word Christ in this verse is the word "The Anointed One", and translated properly this verse would read that they received the anointing on Jesus the Lord. It is so imperative that we regain the value of the word Christ here and right now. Jesus was the Son of Man in the Earth and Christ was the Son of God in man. Jesus was the carrier of the Christ. Jesus made Christ legal in the earth because God gave man dominion. Most of us have received Jesus as Lord and Savior but have not received Christ The Blessing. When we do this we give God legal authority to move through us and give Him permission through prayer to interfere in our affairs. You see, without God we can do nothing, and without us He will do nothing.

Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel." John 5:19-20

Jesus was saying that He was giving the Father permission to reveal things to Him that He Himself does. This revealing was coming through the Christ in Him. Can you receive the Christ in you? Will you allow the Christ which is the Blessing of God in you to reveal what He does to you so that you can work the works of God? This will change your prayer life for the better forever! If you truly believed that you were seated with Him in heavenly places how would you look at the trouble you face today? If you truly believed that Jesus said "all things that the father has are mine, therefore I saith unto you He will take of mine and showeth them unto you," would you still wonder if Jesus would heal you? Are you asking God to do things He has already done for you? If you are not careful you will find yourself praying in doubt and wasting time.

We have allowed the word Christ to mean nothing to us except a referral to Jesus. This will strip the power of God right away from you and have you enslaved to the snares of the devil for the rest of your life reducing you to a mere "church member."

Are you asking God for strength to make it through the day when He told you to "Be strong in the grace that is in The Blessing on Jesus?

"Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus." 2 Tim. 2:1

Anytime you see the phrase "In Christ Jesus" replace it with The Blessing on Jesus and you will release The Blessing which is the anointing of the Lord in the eyes of your understanding. The Blessing revealed will change your life! The Blessing manifested in your life is the whole reason for Jesus to say "I AM come to give you life and that life abundantly." The abundant life is The Blessing in you, the hope of glory!! Can you receive the Blessing? Most definitely and resoundingly YES you can! Say it aloud and say it right now. "I receive Christ, I receive The Blessing, I receive the strength in the grace that's in The Blessing in me!"

Now you can understand Paul when he declared that he gloried in his weaknesses so that the Blessing (Christ) can rest on him. Come on and get an upgrade from a church member to a citizen of the kingdom. Come on and receive your ambassadorship from God by allowing the spirit of Christ to reveal His possibilities in you and grant you your work (assignment) that He will pay you royally for! You can and must receive the Christ so that you can become a an infectious carrier of the Blessing!

"Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." Col 1:25-27

I trust that this Word of Faith message has been a blessing to you, and like all good things pass it on. The links in this faith letter are live and interactive with the internet for the use of the online text and audio bible. Feel free to click these links to your further enjoyment because faith cometh by hearing:-)

Copyright 2011: by Paul G. and Loretta Williams

"..And This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached to all the world as a witness to every nation, and then the end shall come." Matt 24:14

Friday, August 20, 2010

"Faith is Not Enough pt. 2"

"Faith is Not Enough pt.2!"

Greetings Believers,
Grace to you and peace from the Most High be multiplied to you through the Blessing that comes from Jesus our King.
Last month we looked at the subject of what I call faith add-ons. Faith add-ons are spiritual fruit to add to your faith walk in God's Word. We looked at virtue and knowledge last time so we will pick up from the root scripture in 2 Peter.

"For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy and courage), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence), and in [exercising] knowledge [develop] self-control (meekness), and in [exercising] self-control [develop] steadfastness (patience, endurance), and in [exercising] steadfastness [develop] godliness (piety)" 2 Peter 1:5-6 (Words not in bold added)

Peter teaches us to add to our knowledge (revelation knowledge) temperance. In the Greek dictionary the word temperance is actually self-control. Once we get a revelation from God we usually get so fired up about it that there can be a tendency to try to get ahead of God. Jesus said that the kingdom of God works like the process of the seed. First the blade, then the ear, and after that the full corn in the ear. If we choose to skip any one of these steps we can enter levels that our faith cannot sustain because of a lack of maturity of how the process works. 
I witness this all the time where prosperity is concerned. Jesus said when the Word of the kingdom is sown, and we fail to understand it we place ourselves in a place where the wicked one can snatch away the seed that was sown. When people get a revelation of prosperity and the Blessing, they get all excited and try to rush the process of wealth transferring to wealth building. Jesus talked about the deceitfulness of riches and the lust of other things entering in and choking the Word sown in the heart. These people become prey to get rich schemes and wealth investment portfolio scams. They didn't want to wait on the blade and the ear of the corn, let alone wait for the full ear. They seemed to have missed our Lord declare hundred fold now in this time to those who give for the gospel and to the work in His name. 
The Word says to be anxious for nothing but through prayer and supplication let your request be made know unto God. The way God does things is to send His Word of Promise in the Earth through Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors and Teachers. Wherever God can find someone using their faith for any of His promises He says that the Eyes of The Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. 2 Chron 16:9 
Self control can allow patience to have her perfect work. Peter said that self control and patience are partners in the walk of faith. They are indispensable to each other. You need self discipline when you are expecting Gods glory to show up in your life. James said;

"My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways." James 1:2-8 
Patience is defined as the state of constant, steady, sustaining perseverance. James said that this is the way to receiving anything from the Lord. How important then is this virtue? Enormous that's what. Once there is a trying of your faith you had better know to exercise your patience otherwise you will fall into anxiety which can lead to depression. The children of Israel grieved God and Paul declares that their attitude was an evil heart of unbelief because they failed to stand through the adversity they were facing.

When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. Hebrews 3:10-13

They could not enter into the rest of prosperity because they saw the conditions and complained. They had an evil heart of unbelief, and Paul tells us to take heed least we fall to the same temptation. We can be like them where our faith is concerned. They heard the Word yet they did not mix the Word with faith. Let us not be like that. Let us be wise enough to know that God's way of faith is best. Would God give a promise only to not fulfill it? Allow yourself to be teachable and be constant, steady with sustaining perseverance. We can do this, indeed we must do this!

I fully expect this Word of Faith message to bless you to do His will as He works in you that which is well pleasing to His sight! 

Copyright: 2010 by Paul G. and Loretta Williams

"..And This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached to all the world as a witness to every nation, and then the end shall come." Matt 24:14