THE TEST OF YOUR CHRISTIAN MATURITY (PERFECTION) IS THE LOVE OF THE FATHER

THE TEST OF YOUR CHRISTIAN MATURITY (PERFECTION) IS THE LOVE OF THE FATHER

YOUR EXPERIENCE OF THE LOVE OF THE FATHER

AND YOUR LIVING OUT THE LOVE OF THE FATHER

WHAT KEEPS US FROM THE LOVE OF THE FATHER?

WHAT TAKES THE LOVE OF THE FATHER AWAY FROM US?

THE DESIRES OF THE BODY

THE DESIRES OF THE EYES

PRIDE

AT THE CENTER OF EVERY SIN IS DESIRE (LUST) AND PRIDE (SELFISHNESS)

LUST REVEALS WANT, DISSATISFACTION, IDOLATRY

PRIDE REVEALS INSECURITY, LACK OF TRUST, UNBELIEF

IF YOUR LIFE CONSISTS OF LUST AND PRIDE YOU CANNOT BE HAPPY

THE PROBLEM LIES IN OUR DISHONESTY

AS WE SEE LUST IT TELLS US CERTAIN THINGS

OUR PRIDE TELLS US CERTAIN THINGS

IF YOU EXAMINE YOURSELF AND YOU SEE BITTERNESS AND LUST

IT TELLS YOU THAT YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH GOD

IT REVEALS YOU NEED TO COME TO JESUS, BE WITH JESUS, DRINK FROM JESUS

COME NEAR TO JESUS AND HE WILL COME NEAR TO YOU

OR IT REVEALS YOU NEED TO COME TO THE LORD TO HAVE HIS FORGIVENESS

OUR SIN REVEALS EVERYTHING ABOUT US

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS HONESTY

THE FIRST STEP IS TO ADMIT YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO DO IT BY YOURSELF

IF WE WERE HONEST WITH OURSELVES AND WITH GOD

WE WOULD SAY: I NEED OTHERS IN MY LIFE

THE REASON WE HINDER OUR GROWTH IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS BY NOT BEING HONEST

WITH OURSELVES, WITH GOD AND WITH OTHERS ABOUT OUR SIN

OUR STRUGGLES, OUR NEED FOR HELP

AND TRYING TO BE SOMETHING WE ARE NOT

IN THIS WAY WE CANNOT RECEIVE WHAT WE NEED

GOD CANNOT GIVE US WHAT WE NEED FOR OUR GROWTH WHEN WE ARE NOT HONEST

DISHONESTY ABOUT OUR SIN WILL KEEP US FROM THE LOVE OF THE FATHER

DISHONESTY ABOUT YOUR NEED FOR GOD WILL KEEP YOU FROM GROWING SPIRITUALLY

IN THE GARDEN WHEN ADAM AND EVE SINNED AND GOD CAME AND SAID, WHERE ARE YOU?

THEY HID

AND ADAM SAID IT WAS EVE AND EVE SAID IT WAS THE SERPENT

AND THEY BLAMED OTHER PEOPLE

ONE THING WE COMMONLY DO IS BLAME OTHERS

OR WE BLAME THE ENEMY AND SAY: THE ENEMY IS ATTACKING ME

INSTEAD OF SAYING: WHAT IS THIS TEACHING ME?

WHAT IS THIS SIN TRYING TO TELL ME?

WHAT LACK IS THERE IN ME THAT I STRUGGLE WITH THIS?

ITS THE WORD OF GOD THAT YOU HIDE IN YOUR HEART THAT YOU MAY NOT SIN

THE LOVE OF THE FATHER IN YOUR LIFE IS THE LEVEL OF YOUR MATURITY (PERFECTION)

THE BIBLE SAYS CONSIDER JESUS

CHRIST BORE THE GUILT AND THE SHAME FOR ALL THE WORLD’S SINS

NOT JUST THE PHYSICAL SUFFERING AND PAIN

HE BORE THE GUILT AND SHAME AS IF HE HAD COMMITTED ALL THOSE SINS

THE BIBLE SAYS HE STARTED TO BLEED IN HIS SWEAT

ITS A CONDITION WHERE YOUR VEINS POP BECAUSE OF THAT LEVEL OF STRESS

AND ON THE CROSS HE SAID, FATHER, WHY HAVE YOU LEFT ME?

BECAUSE GOD IS HOLY, HE WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH SIN

HE HAD TO SEPARATE HIMSELF FROM SIN

WHAT WE DESERVE IS TO BE SEPARATED FROM GOD BECAUSE OF ALL OUR SINS

BUT JESUS WAS SEPARATED FROM GOD INSTEAD OF US AND DIED ON THE CROSS

WE DESERVE TO BE SEPARATED FROM GOD

BUT JESUS WAS SEPARATED FROM GOD INSTEAD OF US

WE DESERVE TO DIE BECAUSE OF ALL OUR SINS

BUT JESUS DIED FOR YOUR SINS AND MY SINS

GOD DIDN’T JUST SAY: I LOVE YOU

HE DEMONSTRATED HIS LOVE FOR US

BY BECOMING ONE OF US

HE HUMBLED HIMSELF TO BECOME ONE OF US SO THAT HE COULD REDEEM US

WHEN GOD ASSURED US BY HIS ACTIONS OF HIS LOVE FOR US AND FORGIVES US

WE CAN BE OPEN AND WE CAN BE HONEST WITH HIM ABOUT OUR SIN

WE CAN BE HONEST AND WE CAN BE OPEN BECAUSE WE KNOW THERE IS FORGIVENESS

AS LONG AS WE CONTINUE TO PURSUE THE DESIRES OF THE BODY

THE DESIRES OF THE EYES

PRIDE

THOSE WHO PURSUE THESE THINGS DO NOT HAVE THE LOVE OF THE FATHER IN THEM

THERE ARE THE THINGS THE DEVIL TESTS EVERYONE WITH

RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING THESE ARE THE THINGS THE DEVIL TESTED ADAM AND EVE WITH IN GENESIS 3

THE DEVIL ALSO TEMPTED JESUS WITH LUST AND PRIDE IN LUKE 4

JESUS IN REDEEMING US, DIDN’T JUST DIE FOR OUR SINS

JESUS DIDN’T JUST TAKE THE PUNISHMENT THAT WAS NECESSARY FOR US ON HIMSELF

JESUS HAD TO OVERCOME WHERE WE FAILED

WHERE ADAM AND EVE FELL, JESUS OVERCAME

WHEN THEY GAVE IN TO THE LUST OF THE EYES, HE OVERCAME

THE PRIDE, HE OVERCAME

IN EVERY WAY THAT WE FALL AND WE FAIL JESUS WAS SUCCESSFUL

THEREFORE HE WAS QUALIFIED TO TAKE OUR PLACE ON THE CROSS

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JESUS WAS SINLESS

THE BIBLE SAYS BECAUSE JESUS WAS WITHOUT SIN, OUR SIN WAS LAID ON HIM

THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT HINDER US FROM THE LOVE OF THE FATHER

THE DESIRES OF THE BODY

THE DESIRES OF THE EYES

PRIDE

THERE IS A PLACE THAT’S CALLED WALKING IN THE SPIRIT

WHERE YOU WALK IN THE POWER OF GOD

IT TAKES TIME TO GET THERE

BUT WHEN YOU LEARN TO RECOGNIZE HIS STILL SMALL VOICE

AND NOT YOUR OWN DESIRES

YOUR OWN WAYS, YOUR OWN THOUGHTS

YOU START TO EXPERIENCE THE LOVE OF THE FATHER

THE WAY OUR BODIES ARE DESIGNED TELLS US ABSOLUTELY THAT WE HAVE A NEED FOR OTHERS

WE WERE MADE TO BECOME ONE WITH OTHERS

PRIDE AND LUST CONFUSE THAT

AND YOU START TO USE YOUR BODY FOR THINGS IT WASN’T CREATED FOR

IT STARTS WITH OUR UNION WITH GOD

THE PROBLEM IS NOT THE OUTSIDE

THE PROBLEM IS IN OUR HEART

IF YOUR DO NOT HAVE PEACE IN YOUR HEART

IT’S NOT WHAT YOU HAVE OR DON’T HAVE ON THE OUTSIDE, IT’S JUST YOUR HEART

IT’S YOUR UNION WITH GOD

ONCE YOU ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR NEED FOR GOD YOU CAN TAKE STEPS TOWARD HIM

I WANT YOU TO CLOSE YOUR EYES

I JUST WANT TO THANK GOD

I JUST WANT TO THANK GOD THAT HE IS FAITHFUL

THROUGH THE TESTS THAT WE GO THROUGH HE IS FAITHFUL

I WAS THINKING ABOUT WHEN WE EXERCISE AND DO THAT SAME ROUTINE AND WORKOUT

OUR MUSCLES GET USED TO IT AND THEY STOP GROWING

IF WE WENT THROUGH THE SAME THINGS ALWAYS WE WOULD NOT GROW

WHETHER THAT’S MENTALLY, EMOTIONALLY, SPIRITUALLY

SO GOD HAS TO PUT YOU IN NEW CIRCUMSTANCES AND SITUATIONS IN ORDER TO GROW YOU AND TEST YOU

THE LORD HAS TO REVEAL THE KINKS IN YOUR ARMOR

IN ORDER TO BUILD YOU UP

NO MATTER WHERE GOD HAS TAKEN YOU

NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE

HE WANTS THE SAME FOR ALL OF US

HE WANTS US TO KNOW HIS LOVE

TO WALK IN FREEDOM

FROM THE CORRUPTION OF THE WORLD WHICH IS EVIL DESIRES

WHICH IS PRIDE AND INSECURITY

GOD WANTS TO DELIVER US FROM THAT ENDLESS CYCLE OF MISERY

FROM DISSATISFACTION

FROM CONFUSION

TO LIVE FREE WITHOUT FEAR

FATHER I PRAY THAT YOU HELP US TO BE HONEST

ABOUT SIN AND ITS RESULT

ABOUT ITS DESTRUCTION IN OUR LIVES

ABOUT HOW IT DESTROYS OUR MINDS AND OUR HEARTS

HOW IT KEEPS US FROM LOVE

HOW IT KEEPS US FROM YOU

IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME

AMEN

blindness cuts you off from things, but deafness cuts you off from people

Helen Keller was asked whether she’d rather have her sight or her hearing back. She said hearing, because blindness cuts you off from things, but deafness cuts you off from people.

The most important thing we do with hearing is communicate with other people. Being unable to hear means that you’re cut off from easy communication with others. Sure, you can still communicate, but it’s a challenge. Reading lips is difficult, and learning how to say words you’ve never heard is also difficult, so your speech might not be entirely clear. By way of contrast, using sign language to communicate is quite fluid and normal. You go from struggling to communicate in a way designed for hearing people, to being entirely comfortable and having mastery when you’re in the world of the deaf. Deaf people in a deaf community really have no disability, and actually its a hearing person who has a disability in that world. Deaf people are much more used to touching and being physically demonstrative than is common in the hearing community. If someone wants your attention in the hearing community, they might say your name. That’s not possible in the deaf community–they’ll reach out and touch you. And speaking sign language lends itself to being physically demonstrative and making large gestures, which are not as exuberant in the hearing community. All of these factors mean that it’s going to be more comfortable for deaf people to be around other deaf people. It takes extra effort to be around the hearing community, and all deaf people do it to some extent, but many feel more comfortable in the deaf community, just as someone whose native language is X may prefer to be with other speakers of X rather than speakers of a language that is foreign to them and expend extra effort to communicate.

ITS THE EYES

ITS THE EYES

ITS THE EYES

THAT IS THE MAIN PROPHECY

AND MOST IMPORTANT PROPHECY THAT I REMEMBER

THAT IS WHY IM READING ABOUT ADVANTAGES OF BLINDNESS AND DEAFNESS

WE NEED TO SHUT OF OUR EYES AND EARS REGULARLY

BECAUSE THAT IS HOW WE ARE STRONG

AND HOW WE MOVE FORWARD

MAKE SURE YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE THIS WAY

THEN YOU WILL HAVE POWER IN THE SPIRIT

I KNOW THIS

BECAUSE EVERY TIME

I AM FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT

ITS THE EYES

ITS THE EYES

THE SAME PROPHECY COMES TO ME

THE SAME ONE EVERY TIME

ABOUT THE EYES

ABOUT WE ARE STRONG WHEN WE CLOSE OUR EYES

AND CLOSE OUR EARS

AND OUR MIND IS QUIET

THEN WE ARE FREE TO LISTEN TO THE SPIRIT

THIS IS THE LIFE OF CHRIST

JESUS DOES NOT LOOK AT FACES and SALT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT

JESUS DID NOT LOOK AT FACES

THATS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS

DO YOU LOOK AT FACES

DO I LOOK AT FACES

I DO

I LOOK AT FACES

I JUDGE PEOPLE BY HOW THEY LOOK

HOW THEIR FACE LOOKS

I HAVE BEEN LIKE THAT ALL MY LIFE

IT IS VAIN

IT IS VANITY

BUT THAT IS THE HUMAN ME

THAT IS THE SINFUL ME

BUT THAT IS NOT THE LIFE OF CHRIST

AND CHRIST LIVES IN ME

WHAT IS THE LIFE OF CHRIST?

JESUS HAD EYES

YES HE DID HAVE EYES AND YES HE DID SEE PEOPLES FACES

AND CLOTHES

AND APPEARANCE

BUT BIBLE SAYS HE DID NOT LOOK AT FACES

HE DID NOT LOOK AT APPEARANCE

HE DID NOT JUDGE ANYONE IN A HUMAN WAY

HE JUDGED BY THE SPIRIT

IS THAT POSSIBLE

IT SOUNDS IMPOSSIBLE

BUT IT IS POSSIBLE

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR HUMAN

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR YOU

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR ME

BUT IF YOU HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT

IT IS POSSIBLE

IS IS POSSIBLE FOR ME

YES IT IS

HOW

REMEMBER

WHEN YOU ARE IN THE SPIRIT YOU DONT SEE THE OUTWARD APPEARANCE

YOU DONT NOTICE

IT IS SPIRITUAL

YOU CANT EXPLAIN IT

YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE IT

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT

IT IS TRUE

IT IS ONE OF THE SIGNS

IN FACT

I JUST REMEMBERED

THAT IS THE FIRST SIGN

WHEN I TALKED TO A FRIEND

AND I ASKED HIM

I ASKED HIM ONE QUESTION

I SAID

TELL ME

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I MET THIS PERSON

FIRST TIME WE MET

WE MET ON THE BUS

HE SAW I WAS CARRYING CONCORDANCE ON THE CITY BUS

AND HE APPROACHED ME

RIGHT BEFORE I WAS GETTING OFF

AND INTRODUCED HIMSELF

AND SAID HE NOTICED THE CONCORDANCE

AND HE WAS A CHRISTIAN

AND WE EXCHANGED EMAILS RIGHT BEFORE I HAD TO GET OFF THE BUS

AND WE MET FEW WEEKS AFTER THAT

WE ONLY MET ONE TIME

AND THAT ONE TIME I ASKED HIM A QUESTION

I SAID

WHAT IS THE SIGN OR WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE

OR HOW DO YOU KNOW

NOW I FORGET THE WORDING

BUT IT WAS SOMETHING LIKE THIS

HOW CAN YOU TELL SOMEONE IS FILLED WITH HOLY SPIRIT

HOW DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE IS FILLED WITH HOLY SPIRIT

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS

WHAT ARE THE EVIDENCE

I HAVE ASKED THIS QUESTION TO ANOTHER PERSON

HE IS DEAR BROTHER IN KLAIPEDA

HE IS ONE OF THE FEW PEOPLE I KNOW IS FILLED WITH HOLY SPIRIT ALWAYS

I KNOW 2 PEOPLE LIKE THAT IN ENTIRE WORLD

TWO PEOPLE

WHO ARE FILLED WITH SPIRIT AT ALL TIMES

IT IS STRANGE TO BE AROUND THOSE PEOPLE

WHY STRANGE

NOT STRANGE IN BAD WAY

IN GOOD WAY

IT IS STRANGE BECAUSE IT IS SO RARE

IT IS SO RARE

WHEN YOU ARE AROUND A PERSON LIKE THAT IT IS HARD TO DESCRIBE

IT IS LIKE BEING AROUND CHRIST

WHAT IS IT LIKE BEING AROUND CHRIST

CHRIST IS DIFFERENT

HE IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN ME AND YOU

HOW

ME AND YOU LOOK AT PEOPLES APPEARANCE

CHRIST DOES NOT LOOK AT APPEARANCES

HE DOES NOT JUDGE YOU BY EXTERNAL APPEARANCE

WE DO WHEN WE ARE NOT IN THE SPIRIT

WHEN YOU ARE IN THE SPIRIT YOU ALSO DO NOT JUDGE BY APPEARANCE

IT IS ONE OF THE SIGNS

THAT IS WHAT MY FRIEND SAID

THAT WAS THE FIRST SIGN HE SAID

THE FIRST EVIDENCE

THE FIRST THING THAT CAME TO HIS MIND

AND HE SAID HIS GRANDMOTHER WAS LIKE THIS

YES

AND THERE ARE FEW PEOPLE THAT THE LORD HAS WHO MAYBE WE KNOW PERSONALLY

AND WE OURSELVES

WE CAN BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT

AND ONE OF THE SIGNS OR EVIDENCE

YOU DO NOT JUDGE

BY APPEARANCE

YOU DO NOT LOOK AT THE OUTSIDE

YOU DO NOT LOOK AT EXTERNAL

THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE UNLESS YOU ARE IN THE SPIRIT

WHEN YOU ARE LIVING IN THE SPIRIT

THIS IS WHAT YOU EXPERIENCE

AND YOU MAY OR MAY NOT NOTICE IT YOURSELF

I REMEMBER NOW A TIME NOT TOO LONG AGO

WHEN I WAS WORKING

AND I WAS LEARNING DIFFERENT THINGS AT THIS JOB WORKING WITH MY HANDS

LEARNING SPIRITUAL TRUTHS

LIVING IN OBEDIENCE

IN SIMPLICITY

PAYING ATTENTION TO MY INNER LIFE

BEING SENSITIVE

SOUNDS HARD

BUT ACTUALLY THERE IS NO EFFORT AT ALL

IT IS ONLY OBEYING THE LORD

THE ONLY EFFORT IS NOT TO GO AGAINST YOUR CONSCIENCE

THAT IS THE ONLY EFFORT

AND THEN LIVE YOUR LIFE

AND WHEN YOU ARE NOT GOING AGAINST YOUR CONSCIENCE

WHICH FOR BELIEVERS IS INFORMED BY THE SPIRIT

FOR UNBELIEVERS THEY HAVE CONSCIENCE TOO

BUT NOT THE HOLY SPIRIT

BELIEVERS HAVE CONSCIENCE AND HOLY SPIRIT

AND HOLY SPIRIT USES CONSCIENCE

AND IT IS STRONGER

YOU CAN STILL GO AGAINST YOUR CONSCIENCE

LIKE UNBELIEVERS DO

BUT THEN YOU SILENCE THE SPIRIT

BUT WHEN YOU DONT GO AGAINST CONSCIENCE

YOU DONT GO AGAINST SPIRIT

YOU OBEY THE SPIRIT

AND IF YOU KEEP OBEYING EVENTUALLY YOU ARE FILLED WITH SPIRIT

AND THEN YOU HAVE POWER TO BE WITNESS OF CHRIST

AND WHEN YOU ARE LIVING IN THE SPIRIT

WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT

YOU ARE IN THE SPIRIT AND YOU ARE TAUGHT SPIRITUAL THINGS BY THE SPIRIT

THROUGHOUT THE DAY

AND YOU HEAR HIS VOICE

WORDS FROM SCRIPTURE

WORDS FROM OTHER THINGS

FROM MOUTH OF OTHER PEOPLE

HE WILL SPEAK IN DIFFERENT WAYS

SHOW YOU HIDDEN TRUTHS

ABOUT SPIRITUAL REALITIES

IT IS ALL SO EXCITING

AND WHEN YOU ARE IN THE SPIRIT YOU DONT EVEN NOTICE

IT FEELS NATURAL

IT FEELS NORMAL

AND IT IS NORMAL FOR THE CHRISTIAN

BUT IT IS UNLIKE THE HUMAN LIFE

IT IS NOT THE LIFE OF HUMAN BEINGS

IT IS LIFE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVING INSIDE YOU

AND WHEN YOU ARE OBEYING

WHEN YOU ARE NOT LIVING IN SOME KIND OF DOUBT ABOUT SOMETHING

THAT IS LIVING BY FAITH

FOR WHOEVER DOUBTS ABOUT ANYTHING IN ANY WAY

FOR HIM THAT IS SIN

SO IF THERE IS QUESTION ABOUT SOMETHING IN YOUR LIFE

LET IT GO

CHANGE

DO THE RIGHT THING

THEN YOU WILL HAVE LIFE IN THE SPIRIT

ONLY WHEN WE OBEY AND KEEP WALKING IN OBEDIENCE

THAT IS BEING FILLED WITH SPIRIT

LIFE OF POWER

AND PEOPLE AROUND YOU KNOW

AND LOVE FOR BROTHERS

SINCERE LOVE

WITHOUT HYPOCRISY

BUBBLING OVER

IN ALL DIRECTIONS

AND PEOPLE COMING TO REPENTANCE AND SALVATION

THERE IS PRICE TO PAY FOR THIS LIFE

IF YOU PAY THE PRICE YOU WILL HAVE PEACE

AND PEOPLE ALL AROUND YOU WILL HAVE PEACE AND BE SAVED

WHAT IS ANOTHER SIGN?

THAT YOU ARE IN THE SPIRIT

AND YOU DON’T REALIZE IT IN YOURSELF

YOU MAY NOTICE IT BUT YOU DONT PAY ATTENTION TO IT

LIKE WHEN I WAS IN THAT BIBLE STUDY CIRCLE

I DID NOT SEE ANYONE ACCORDING TO THEIR APPEARANCE

HAPPINESS

THAT IS THE SECOND SIGN

YOU ARE OVERFLOWING WITH JOY

YOU ARE WELL BUBBLING OVER

AND A THIRD SIGN IS THIS

WHEN YOU SING PRAISE SONGS

IT IS REAL

YOU DONT NOTICE ANYONE

YOU SING TO GOD

AND YOU HAVE TRUE JOY SINGING

YOU EXPERIENCE THE SPIRITUAL TRUTH OF THE SONG

OTHERWISE

THEY DONT MAKE SENSE

SPIRITUAL SONGS ARE FOR SPIRITUAL PEOPLE

WHEN WE ARE IN THE SPIRIT WE SING THEM

WHEN WE ARE NOT IN THE SPIRIT WE DONT EVEN WANT TO SING THEM!

THAT IS GOOD SIGN YOU ARE NOT IN THE SPIRIT

HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE BEEN THERE

JOHN 8:15
You judge according to the flesh; I am judging no one

WE JUDGE PEOPLE BY THE WAY THEY LOOK

THATS NATURAL TO US

THAT IS THE HUMAN WAY

BUT THERE IS SPIRITUAL WAY

TO JUDGE PEOPLE BY THE SPIRIT

IN THE SPIRIT YOU DO NOT JUDGE BY THE FLESH (HUMAN WAY)

IS IT POSSIBLE

YES

IT IS NOT GIMMICKS

IT IS NOT SOMETHING YOU CAN DO TO MAKE YOURSELF NOT JUDGE

IT IS OUR NATURE

IT IS THE SINFUL NATURE

YOU CANT GET RID OF YOUR SINFUL NATURE

YOU CANT RUN AWAY FROM IT BECAUSE IT IS YOU

YOU CANT RUN FROM YOURSELF

SO WHAT IS THE ANSWER

ROMANS 7 SAYS WRETCHED MAN THAT I AM

BUT ROMANS 8 IS?

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT

LIFE THROUGH THE SPIRIT

In the first seven chapters of the book of Romans the Holy Spirit is mentioned once.

In Romans 8 it is mentioned 16 times!

YOU SEE

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT

THAT IS THE WHERE THE CRUX IS

CRUX: the decisive or most important point at issue

YES THE SPIRIT FILLED LIFE

DO WE KNOW THIS LIFE

I KNOW THIS LIFE

I HAVE EXPERIENCED IT

WITH PASTOR — ON FEW OF THE SUNDAYS

SINGING IN THE SPIRIT

FULL OF THE SPIRIT

MANY SUNDAYS NO SPIRIT

DEFEATED

BUT FEW SUNDAYS FULL OF SPIRIT

FIRST BIBLE STUDY AT —

FULL OF THE SPIRIT

IT WAS FIRST WEEK AT —

YES I WAS FASTING

I WAS PAYING THE PRICE

I WAS LIVING IN REAL ASCETICISM

FOOD

SLEEP

QUIET TIME

YES

WHEN WE PAY THE PRICE

I KNOW THE PRICE I MUST PAY

GO TO SLEEP AT 8PM

WAKE UP AT 4AM

IF I NEED TO WAKE UP

BUY ALARM CLOCK

THEN FIRST THING IS GO FOR WALK

BECAUSE WITHOUT WALK IT IS HARD TO WAKE UP

SO GO FOR WALK TO EXERCISE AND GET BLOOD FLOWING IN THE BODY

WAKE UP THE MIND SO MIND IS ALERT NOT TIRED

IF NEED BE DO SOME PUSHUPS

DO SOME SIT UPS

DO SOME LIGHT JOGGING AROUND THE PARK

DO SOME PULL UPS

DO SOME STEP UPS

DO SOME JUMPING SQUATS

IS THERE MORE

PROBABLY YES

BUT THAT IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR NOW

THEN WHAT

QUIET TIME

YES QUIET TIME IN GODS WORD

BIBLE IN A YEAR

JOURNAL

AND THEN

PRAYER LIST

YES PRAYER LIST

AND THEN

LISTENING

LISTENING TO THE LORD

AND THEN

WELL I HAVE A LOT OF JOURNALS I NEED TO CATCH UP ON

A LOT OF STUFF

AND I HAVE TO START GOING THROUGH THEM

AND THEN PRAYING FOR OTHERS

SERVING OTHERS

ASKING THE LORD HOW TO INVEST IN UNBELIEVERS

WHO TO VISIT FROM UNBELIEVERS

AND HOW TO INVEST IN BELIEVERS

WHO TO VISIT FROM BELIEVERS

WHO TO MEET TO PRAY WITH

TO MEET AND TALK AND PRAY WITH BELIEVERS EVERYDAY

ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER DAILY

SO THAT YOU ARE NOT HARDENED BY DECEITFULNESS OF SIN

AND THEN WHAT ELSE

WORK IS IMPORTANT

WORK WITH HANDS

AND ASK THE LORD FOR WORK WITH HANDS

AND THEN WHAT ELSE

AND THEN ONE DAY OUT OF THE WEEK FOR STRICT FAST AND ALL DAY PRAYER

SATURDAY

OR SUNDAY

SATURDAY SEEMS THE BEST DAY

BECAUSE SUNDAY IS DAY FOR FELLOWSHIP WITH BELIEVERS

AND THEN WHAT ELSE

EAT ONE MEAL A DAY

AT 5PM

THAT IS FEW HOURS BEFORE SLEEP

AND NOT EATING AFTER 6PM IS HEALTHY

SO THAT BODY CAN REST AT 8PM AND SLEEP AND WAKE UP 4AM

AND WHAT ELSE

THERE WAS MORE BUT I LOST THE THOUGHT

THOUGHTS FROM THE SPIRIT

THE SPIRIT REMINDING ME ALL THESE THINGS

AND HE WILL REMIND ME THE REST THAT I NEED

I NEED TO START THESE THINGS

WAS JESUS FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT?

YES HE WAS

MANY PLACES IN SCRIPTURE IT SAYS JESUS WAS FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT

AND MANY OTHERS WERE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT

IF YOU READ

OR SEARCH THE WORD

FILLED

FULL

AND SPIRIT

YOU WILL SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT WERE FULL OF SPIRIT

STEPHEN WAS ANOTHER

THERE ARE OTHERS

I SEARCHED THEM AND WROTE THEM ALL OUT BEFORE

AND SHARED WITH MY FRIEND

I WILL DO THAT SEARCH AGAIN

BUT FOR NOW

JESUS IS OUR  EXAMPLE

HE IS OUR LORD

HE IS OUR GOD

HE IS OUR MASTER

HE IS OUR LEADER

WE FOLLOW HIM

HE LIVES IN US

HE IS ALIVE

HE IS RESURRECTED

HE IS ASCENDED TO HEAVEN

AND HE LIVES AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER

AND HE LIVES THROUGH THE SPIRIT IN THE BODY OF BELIEVERS

AND IN BELIEVERS BODIES

WHO ARE OBEYING HIM

WHO ARE SUBMITTED TO HIM

FULLY SURRENDERED TO HIM

IN EVERY WAY YOU KNOW

KEEP FOLLOWING JESUS

WALKING IN OBEDIENCE TO THE LIGHT THAT YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN

AND AS YOU KEEP OBEYING THE LIGHT THAT YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN

MORE LIGHT IS GIVEN

JOHN 8:29
The one who sent me is with me, he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.

THAT IS BEING FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT

AND ONE EVIDENCE IS

YOU DO NOT JUDGE PEOPLE BY APPEARANCE

WHICH IS IMPOSSIBLE IN HUMAN WAY

YOU CANT DO IT

IF YOU THINK YOU CAN DO IT I THINK YOUR ARE LYING TO YOURSELF

SAME AS LOVING PEOPLE

YOU CANT DO IT

YOU CAN BE FRIENDLY

SOME PEOPLE HAVE SOCIAL GRACES

SOME PEOPLE ARE UNCOUTH

UNCOUTH: a person or their appearance or behavior lacking good manners, refinement, or grace

AND YES FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS GENTLENESS

AND MEEKNESS

BUT

THAT IS THE SPIRIT

THAT IS NOT OUR HUMAN SELF

THAT IS NOT SOMETHING YOU CAN TRY TO DO

I WILL BE MORE KIND

I NEED TO BE MORE GENTLE

I NEED TO BE MORE LOVING

THAT IS WRONG

SOMETIMES YOU HEAR THAT

BUT PAUL SAID

WRETCHED MAN

WHO WILL DELIVER ME

AND THEN ROMANS 8

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT

LIFE THROUGH THE SPIRIT

AND ONE OF THE MARKS IS YOU ARE UNABLE TO JUDGE PEOPLE BY APPEARANCE

AMAZING

MARK 12:14 (Literal translation from Greek)

After they came, they said to Him:

Teacher, we know that you are sincere (honest)

LITERAL GREEK: And it is no concern to you concerning nobody

(you treat everyone with the same respect)

(you do not seek anyone’s favor)

(you do not favor anyone)

(you are not swayed by anyone)

(NLT: you do not care about anyones opinion!)

AMAZING

THIS LIFE IN THE SPIRIT

YOU ARE NOT PARTIAL

YOU SHOW NO PARTIALITY

YOU SHOW NO FAVORITISM

THIS IS SPIRIT FILLED LIFE

THIS IS PEOPLE WHO YOU MEET

WHO ARE IN THE SPIRIT

THEY ARE LIKE THIS

AND YOU ARE LIKE THIS

WHEN YOU ARE IN THE SPIRIT

IT IS NOT HUMAN WAY

HUMAN NATURE IS NOT THIS

IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT COMES FROM YOU

OR SOMETHING YOU CAN LEARN

IT IS FROM GOD

IT IS FROM THE SPIRIT OF GOD

THAT TRANSFORMS US

CHANGES US

AND WE LIVE THIS WAY

WHEN WE OBEY HIM

AND THEN

LITERAL: FOR YOU DO NOT LOOK AT THE FACE OF PEOPLE

YOU PAY NO ATTENTION TO WHO PEOPLE ARE

YOU PAY NO ATTENTION TO EXTERNAL APPEARANCE

YOU DO NOT LOOK AT THE FACE

DO WE LOOK AT THE FACE?

YES

I LOOK AT THE FACE OF PEOPLE

I JUDGE PEOPLE BY THEIR FACE

BY THEIR COUNTENANCE

BY EXTERNAL THINGS

WE DO THAT

YES WE ALL DO THAT

IF YOU DONT DO THAT EITHER YOU ARE NOT HUMAN

OR YOU ARE WALKING IN THE SPIRIT

AND THERE IS SIMILAR VERSE IN MATTHEW

MATTHEW 22:16
They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. They said, Teacher, we know that you are sincere and that you teach the way of God truthfully. You don’t favor any individual, because you pay no attention to external appearance.

GREEK NEW TESTAMENT EXPLANATION:

YOU DO NOT ALLOW WHO YOU ARE TALKING TO, TO INFLUENCE YOUR JUDGMENTS AND YOUR SPEECH

YOU DO NOT ALLOW THE APPEARANCE OF PEOPLE TO INFLUENCE YOU OR SWAY YOU IN THINKING CORRECTLY

THIS IS MY PROBLEM

AND I KNOW THAT WHEN I AM IN THE SPIRIT

I LIVE DIFFERENTLY

I AM NOT SWAYED BY ANYONE

I AM NOT SWAYED BY APPEARANCE

NOT EVEN BY CLOSEST RELATIONS

FRIENDS

OR EVEN FAMILY

FATHER

OR MOTHER

I KNOW THIS IS TRUE

I AM NOT EVEN SWAYED BY MOTHER OR FATHER

THAT IS WHEN YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN THE SPIRIT

AND THEN WHEN YOU MEET WITH OTHER BELIEVERS

IF THEY TOO ARE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT IN THIS WAY

THAT IS WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE SALT IN YOURSELVES

AND BE AT PEACE WITH EACH OTHER

THE SPIRIT FILLED LIFE

MARK 9:50

SALT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT

SALT COMES WITH A PRICE

Those who live in defeat often turn to information

A person who is honest about himself can be honest with others

Then you experience the Holy Spirit

Nobody changes until sin is dealt with

Clarity comes from dealing with sin

We cannot expect others to be what we ourselves are not

Every morning Buchman was up at 4am

During these morning hours of prayer, illuminating thoughts would come

We begin to see miracles when we pay the price in discipline and sacrifice

Some people are far more interested in what they will say to the other person

We must learn to listen

Giving truth by itself is not enough

We need to spend enough time praying about the right time, right way and right thing to be said and done

We must choose to be governed by God or else be ruled by tyrants

The reason many Christians are powerless is because of compromise

Only Jesus can purify us from selfishness and fear

If you have Jesus, men and women will come to you night and day for answers, all kinds of people

THE HOLY SPIRIT COMES WITH A PRICE

If we pay the price, everyone will love us, will respect us, and will also find peace

We demonstrate Jesus’ love

We give love to the people who never had the kind of love as Jesus Christ’s love

If we demonstrate God’s love, God’s absolute love, no conditions

If we demonstrate the real love of Jesus Christ we can move anyone, any system, any government, even North Korean government can understand

Jesus’ love, everyone understands

Every moving heart will be converted

Who are you?

I am not a communist, I am not a capitalist, I am a love-ist

My intentions were misunderstood and I was put in jail

But while I was in prison I was full of joy. When they tortured me I did not feel any pain.

We built the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Colleges and universities all across North Korea are closed. Only our university is open.

Our faculty members are Christians from the U.S. and Europe. It’s by God’s miracle that we are open.

So here you are, an evangelical Christian who has opened a Christian-run University in North Korea. That’s unthinkable!

Thank you. I’d like to say one thing. You cannot imagine how many of God’s people are suffering around the world. They are persecuted and burdened, yet they are full of joy. Even though they may be neglected and are suffering, they are happier than you and I. Why? It’s because they know that Jesus Christ paid the price and peace comes with a price.

PEACE COMES WITH A PRICE

HOLY SPIRIT COMES WITH A PRICE

Peace is listening to God and doing His will

Just following Jesus

Suffering in the body

As we follow, we will have

freedom

to sing

to be happy

to speak

to obey

fasting makes us humble

meek

not judging others

not proud

I remember telling friend about how I finally came upon this secret

of JUST LISTENING AND DOING

HOW CLEAR AND SIMPLE IT BECOMES

WHEN WE STOP LIVING FOR OUR LUSTS

AND START LISTENING

THAT IS THE SECRET

DENYING SELF

TAKING UP OUR CROSS

FOLLOWING JESUS = SUFFERING

It starts with obeying the Lord in discipline

food

eating

purifying ourselves

from all the things that Jesus shows

from selfishness

self-indulgence

suffering in the body

then we can listen

then we can hear

HAVE SALT AMONG YOURSELVES AND BE AT PEACE

WHEN WE STOP PLEASING OURSELVES

WE ARE ANXIOUS TO DO GODS WILL

WHEN WE SUFFER IN THE BODY

HOW DO WE START?

CLEANSING

FROM THE WORLD

AND ITS DESIRES

TO LIVE AGAIN FOR GODS WILL

BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

FASTING BRINGS HUMILITY

AND JOY

AND POWER

AND CONFIDENCE

AND LOVE

ACQUIRE PEACE AND 1000 AROUND YOU WILL BE SAVED

PEACE COMES WITH A PRICE

SALVATION COMES WITH A PRICE

WHO WILL PAY THE PRICE

WE MUST PAY THE PRICE

IF WE PAY THE PRICE EVERYONE WILL KNOW

LIFE IS NOT WORTH LIVING WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

LOVE-ISM

NO LONGER LIVE FOR YOURSELF BUT FOR OTHERS

1 Peter 4:1-2
Since Christ suffered for us in his body, arm yourselves with the same thinking, because the one who has suffered in his body has stopped sinning, because he spends the rest of his time on earth concerned about the will of God

Job 11:13-19
As for you, if you prove faithful,
and if you stretch out your hands toward him,
if iniquity is in your hand – put it far away,
and do not let evil reside in your tents.
For then you will lift up your face
without blemish;
you will be securely established
and will not fear.
For you will forget your trouble;
you will remember it
like water that has flowed away.
And life will be brighter than the noonday;
though there be darkness,
it will be like the morning.
And you will be secure, because there is hope;
you will be protected
and will take your rest in safety.
You will lie down with no one to make you afraid,
and many will seek your favor.

Job 22:21-30
Yield now and be at peace with Him;
Thereby good will come to you.

NIV: submit to God

ESV: agree with God

Please receive instruction from His mouth

And establish His words in your heart.

NLT: Listen to his instructions, and store them in your heart.

If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored;

If you remove unrighteousness far from your tent,

And place your gold in the dust,

And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks,

Then the Almighty will be your gold

And choice silver to you.

For then you will delight in the Almighty

And lift up your face to God.

You will pray to Him, and He will hear you,

And you will pay your vows.

You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you,

And light will shine on your ways.

When you are cast down, you will speak with confidence,

And the humble person He will save.

He will deliver one who is not innocent,

And he will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.

I HAVE PAID THE PRICE BEFORE

I HAVE BEEN FILLED WITH SPIRIT BEFORE

AT DIFFERENT TIMES

IT IS HARD TO MAINTAIN

READING BIBLE WITH VALERY AT MILTON MONASTERY

WITH PASTOR FROM CONGO AT MARTINS FRUIT FARM

WITH SUZY AND JUDITH AT MARTINS FRUIT FARM

WITH LADY AT AIRPORT PRAYER ROOM

WITH ALEX AT SOPHIA CHURCH

WITH ELJAY AND PERSECUTION FROM DAD

WITH GRANDMA BEFORE MANDARIN RESTAURANT

MANY DIFFERENT TIMES

CANT REMEMBER ALL OF THEM NOW

BUT HOLY SPIRIT FILLS ME

BUT IF WE DONT OBEY THEN WE PUT FIRE OUT

IF WE DONT PAY THE PRICE WE PUT THE FIRE OUT

THE WORLD CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE HOLY SPIRIT

THE LADY AT THE AIRPORT AND OUR CONVERSATION ENDING UP TALKING ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

IT ALWAYS DOES

WHEN IM FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT

WHEN IM PAYING THE PRICE

Moses spent 40 years in the wilderness

John the Baptist spent 30 years in the wilderness

Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness

Paul spent 3 years in the wilderness

Sundar Singh spent 40 days in the wilderness

Mesrop Mashtots spent time in the wilderness

Basil the Great

Jerome

Chrysostom

Athanasius

ARM YOURSELVES

HAVE SALT IN YOURSELVES AND BE AT PEACE WITH ONE ANOTHER

HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT IN YOU AND BE AT PEACE WITH ONE ANOTHER

WITHOUT HUMILITY WE ARE NOTHING

WITHOUT LOVE WE ARE NOTHING

WITHOUT SACRIFICE WE ARE NOTHING

LIVING SACRIFICE

SALT WAS ADDED TO THE SACRIFICES IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

SALT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT

i think i understand now

i think i understand now

why i want to experience blindness and deafness

why i want strict fast

why i want to spend entire Sunday in prayer

not seeing, not hearing, not eating

like Paul for 3 days after he saw Christ

he did not eat or drink anything and he was blind and praying for 3 days and 3 nights

like the desert fathers and church fathers

like on mothers days when I heard God’s voice in strict fast and quiet time so clear

and then following His voice in His word

and learning all things He showed me in His word

the Spirit teaches me everything

the deep things of God

sitting at the feet of Jesus

and at work 

while working with the hands

in tune to the Spirit

able to hear the Spirit clearly

PRAY = Powerful Radiograms Always Yours

i think i understand now

our senses are powerful

we are overly stimulated by sight, by sound, by taste

our world

especially visually

remember the prophecy?

it is in the journals

visual addiction!

not only virtual addiction

but visual addiction

Ecclesiastes 1:8b

The eye never has enough of seeing

nor the ear its fill of hearing

and the second prophecy

that spiritual believers need to live together

that is the only way

because the world is opposite way

yes that is why i understand now

that we need a break from that from time to time

not all the time

but from time to time

like one day out of the week

a Saturday

or Sunday

being with the Lord

listening to Him

seeing Him

because God is Spirit

we cannot see Him with our eyes

we cannot hear Him with our ears

we can see and hear Him through the Spirit

because He has given us the Spirit who lives inside of us

what gets in the way of the Spirit?

over stimulation of the senses

the desires of the eyes

the desires of the body

if we cleanse ourselves from these things

we will see more

we will hear more

we will walk more in the light

our life will be brighter

because we will have the light of life

John 8:12

I am the light of the world

Whoever follows Me

will never walk in darkness

but will have the light of life

Who was Frank Buchman (1878–1961)?

The Spiritual VISION of Frank Buchman

REAL VISION

Like Trip Lee and Tedashii

20/20 is the second album from Trip Lee released in 2008

2008 vision

20/20 vision

2008 hearing

Faith Comes By Hearing

God’s Love Language

We must strive after a quiet mind.

Quiet is the first step in our sanctification

the tongue purified

the eyes and ears unexcited

the mind, saved from dissipation ascends to God

Basil the Great (330-379) to Gregory of Nazianzus (329–390) Letter 2, describing life in the ascetic community

Sign Language and Bible Translation

Deaf people are among the most isolated and marginalised in the world. This is particularly true in developing countries, where the vast majority of them don’t have access to education and therefore never learn to communicate. Some key facts:

1. People born deaf struggle to read. They have never heard so they struggle to learn spoken language and its written form. Even if they do learn to read, it’s a second language to them, and most do not fully understand what they’re reading. Giving Deaf people a traditional Bible does not adequately meet their need.

2. For more than 70 million people, a sign language is their heart language. It’s the language in which they can fully express themselves, the language with which they feel at home. Sign languages are not a signed version of a spoken language, but they are as complex and unique as familiar spoken languages.

3. There is not one international sign language. There are, in fact, around 400 sign languages. An international sign language was created but is little used.

4. 90% of sign languages have no Scripture at all. And those that do only have part of the Bible available. Only one sign language has the full New Testament (American Sign Language).

5. Sign languages are often misunderstood as a signed form of a spoken language, but in fact they are entirely separate complex languages with their own structure and grammar. The task of presenting God’s Word faithfully in a visual translation is a difficult and demanding one which requires dedicated research and many revisions to produce high quality translations in a form which are natural and acceptable.