Allos

May 29, 2011

allos is a greek word that means: allos - another of the same kind heteros is greek word opposite of allos that another  of a different kind

In life we are  often deluded that we will be new and original like there has never been before. We may waste a precious part of life trying to make the illusion work.

In Eccl 1:8-9, we read that 'That which has been is that which shall be. There is nothing new under the sun.'

In Genesis when describing how God created the various animal kinds, we often encounter the phrase that they brought forth after their kind. And also God saw that the idea of bringing forth after the same kind was a good thing. This is the patter of progress that He established.

Allos is good because:

- it brings humility - no one can boast but in the LORD who created all things. - it makes it possible to have many more gifts than just the one you were given naturally - passes gifs to another generation

Causes of Backsliding

May 22, 2011

God does not want us to backslide! Matt 10:22 - ...but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.

1. Shallowness Luke 8:13 Those with no firm root believe for a while and fall away in temptation time. Mat7:24-27 both the wise who keep the LORD's commands face similar challenging circumstances, but the ones not rooted firmly are destroyed.

2. Emptiness 1 Cor 13:1-3 emptiness, having nothing, devoid of the love of God. Luk6:45- The unguarded moments betray things in our hearts, our value systems. Through unguarded words we can see if we are empty.

Assess yourself - do scriptures come in when you are chatting with friends.

3. Lust - strong desire.  2 Tim 4:10 - Demas forsook Paul for having loved the world so much. A love of other things that can remove us from the love of the God

4. Bitterness: it cuts you off from people

Follow God, Not The Things About Him

May 18, 2011

God wants us to follow Him as we would in a convoy, relying on constant following of the leader and not GPS and maps. We must follow God and not a formula.

Man became a living being by the breath of God. So he was not to be without God who is the source of that life. But this is what the enemy managed to sell to him. And when he bought that he surely died not having the following of God that is required to keep him close to God. God must breathe on anything we are doing to serve Him for it to have the life that blesses anyone that we are trying to minister to.

Backsliding

May 15, 2011

There is no reward for beginning something - only finishing. Beginning provides the chance to finish.  Jesus said that it is those who finish the Christian race that will be saved.

Backsliding is the thing that happens between beginning and finishing to remove their opportunity to finish. In Matthew 10:22, Jesus said that hatred for being associated with Him (and other things in between zero and that) will attempt to keep us from enduring to the end.

Backsliding includes slowing down - relative to where you were before. Slowing down is the beginning of a U turn.

Lukewarmness which doesn't look as bad to us as coldness, is detestable to God. Rev 3:15-16, Rev 2:2-5

Certain life Changes are notorious for that triggering backsliding: Marrying, Increase in Prosperity, New Job/position, Travelling to live in a new place, etc.

In Acts 19:1, we see Paul arrived in Ephesus and went to look for believers/disciples and found some. Also Luke 4:16, Jesus arrived at a place he used to be but no longer, and went to church and got involved.

Strained Relationships Affect Your Prayers

May 11, 2011

How is the LORD able to forgive us despite all the sins we commit against Him frequently? Psalm 103:6-14 give us the key. Join us today as we explore how we can learn to forgive and of what extreme importance our complete forgiveness of others for all faults is to the way the LORD addresses our prayers.

You Are Not Forgotten

May 8, 2011

Have you ever felt like the LORD has forgotten you? You are not alone. Even Israel at one time felt like that. And God wants to assure you that even though it is possible though unlikely for a woman to forget her sucking child, He CANNOT forget us. Please listen along as we learn from various several scriptures about the great care the LORD has for us. Happy Mothers' Day!!

You Are Not Forgotten

May 8, 2011

Have you ever felt like the LORD has forgotten you? You are not alone. Even Israel at one time felt like that. And God wants to assure you that even though it is possible though unlikely for a woman to forget her sucking child, He CANNOT forget us. Please listen along as we learn from various several scriptures about the great care the LORD has for us. Happy Mothers' Day!!

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