God's Expectations for Life

Intentionally Living Above the Standard…

Category: Gleanings

Is it Shameful?

Ephesians 5:1-14

[5:1] * Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. [2] And * walk in love, * as Christ loved us and * gave himself up for us, a * fragrant * offering and sacrifice to God.
[3] But * sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness * must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. [4] Let there be * no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, * which are out of place, but instead * let there be thanksgiving. [5] For you may be sure of this, that * everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous ( * that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. [6] *Let no one * deceive you with empty words, for because of these things * the wrath of God comes upon * the sons of disobedience. [7] Therefore * do not become partners with them; [8] for * at one time you were * darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. * Walk as children of light [9] (for * the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), [10] and * try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. [11] * Take no part in the * unfruitful * works of darkness, but instead * expose them. [12] For * it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. [13] But when * anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, [14] for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,

* “Awake, O sleeper,
and * arise from the dead,
and * Christ will shine on you.”
[12] For * it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.

How far do we take this?
Should we avoid books that “profane” God or discuss things we know are not according to God’s truth? “It’s just entertainment” – “It’s the normal language of the character” –

That TV show we are watching presents a “lifestyle and/or relationship” that we know is diametrically opposed to the Word of God – should we turn it off, not watch it?

“it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret”.

How about the news – when media is openly anti-God? Should we turn it off?

[29] * Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give * grace to those who hear. [30] And * do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, * by whom you were sealed for the day of * redemption.

Are we “grieving the Spirit of God” in what we hear say and do?

Holiness Is Not Optional

Monday, May 1, 2017

8:08 AM

  • What is holiness
  • Why is something holy
  • Who is or should be holy
  • Where Holy? Or When? Does it matter?
  • Justifying My unholiness?
  • More questions
  • Acting on what I know!?

Was the last election tampered with? YES!

Was the last election tampered with? YES!
Yes it was and I have proof

– no it wasn’t the Russians
– no it wasn’t the Democrats
– no it wasn’t the Republicans
– not even the CIA
– want to know who it was?

It was God and the Scriptures are the proof…
(now if you don’t believe in the Scriptures well… stop reading now – but if you believe, no matter what your political persuasion read on and heed)

Romans 13:1 -For there is no power but from God; the powers that be are ordained by God

God to Pharaoh in Egypt “Indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth” (Exodus 9:16)

“Praise the name of God forever and ever … He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings” (Daniel 2:20-21)

What is our task of all Christ Followers in this? [

4] “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: [5] * Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. [6] Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. [7] But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and* pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. (Jere 29:4-7)

So regardless of your views – you need to pray for our leaders that God has appointed…