Jeremiah 23: 29: "Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?"
Examine me dear Lord. Create in me a clean heart, Oh God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Amen. Psalms 51 partial.With love in Christ,Andrew Lee Sheets
And know this brothers and sisters: "And it is not repentance that saves me - repentance is only the sign that I realize what God has done through Christ Jesus. The danger here is putting the emphasis on the effect, instead of the cause. Is it my obedience, consecration, and dedication that make me right with God? IT IS NEVER THAT! I AM MADE RIGHT WITH GOD BECAUSE, PRIOR TO ALL OF THAT, CHRIST DIED. SINFUL MEN AND WOMEN CAN BE CHANGED INTO NEW CREATIONS, NOT THROUGH THEIR REPENTANCE OR THEIR BELIEF, BUT THROUGH THE WONDERFUL WORK OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS WHICH PRECEDED ALL OF OUR EXPERIENCE (see 2 Corinthians 5:17-19) The unconquerable safety of justification and sanctification is God Himself. We do not have to accomplish these things ourselves - they have been accomplished through the atonement of the Cross of Christ. The supernatural becomes natural to us through the miracle of God, and there is the realization of what Jesus Christ has ALREADY DONE - IT IS FINISHED .. JOHN 19:30.... FOR HE MADE HIM WHO KNEW NO SIN TO BE SIN FOR US, THAT WE MIGHT BECOME THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM. THE TEACHING IS NOT CHRIST FOR ME UNLESS I AM DETERMINED TO HAVE CHRIST FORMED IN ME SEE GALATIANS 4:19
That is a passionate response to Christ and the cross. It is interesting that what happened on the cross was also His passion, meaning it was Gods passion for US! Acts 1:3Who of us deserves such a love??
above quote taken from Oswald Chambers' My Utmost for His Highest.
Thank you for your comments, Randy.I absolutely love how the Lord works in my life. I have been here with some friends for over a month now. They live right next to the foothills of the Warner Mountains in northern California. Virtually every night that I have been here, I have walked up the mountain to keep my legs in shape.Well, last evening I planned on walking up the mountain, as usual--but the Lord had different plans ("Men plan and God laughs"). As I walked parallel to the irrigation ditch on the north side of my friends' property, I spotted a tree I hadn't noticed before. It had some dead limbs on it. So I walked back to my friend's repair shop, grabbed a pruning saw (I have pruned a lot of trees on their property in the past two years) and walked back to the tree. I spent some time sawing off the dead limbs. After I was done, I decided not to walk up the mountain and go check my email instead.I got an email from a Christian friend and it was the message from Michael Boldea. It was all perfect timing--because, of course, the Lord was in it. So I posted Michael Boldea's message on my blog and I knew that this was God's will; I hope many people read it.
I believe the Lord is using Michael Boldea's message to prune the dead limbs from the Body of Christ in the United States.
TIM, I AM WEEPING WITH JESUS OVER THE CONDITION OF HIS PEOPLE- TO QUOTE MICHAEL--"at best were just a bunch of blowhards pointing at the worlds perversions with one hand while trying to sweep our own sins under the rug with the other." THIS IS SO TRUE EXCEPT I WOULD TAKE IT EVEN FURTHER BY SAYING THAT MANY SO CALLED CHRISTIANS HAVE BECOME SO UTTERLY STEEPED IN THEIR RELIGION JUST LIKE THE PHARISEES DID, THAT THEY CAN'T DISCERN WHAT THE SPIRIT IS SAYING TO THE CHURCHES! LOOK AT THIS!http://www.wnd.com/2012/08/critics-book-cover-mimics-best-selling-harbinger/THEY WOULD RATHER ATTACK AND CONDEMN OTHER CHRISTIANS THAN TO TRULY SEEK AND DISCERN WHAT IS HAPPENING!! IT MAKES ME SICK!! JUST TO SELL BOOKS AND WIN FOLLOWERS!!! "What made the Apostles so effective in their ministry was not their vast intelligence, their witty repartee, their skills in delivering engaging exegesis, or their mastery of hermeneutics. What made the Apostles so effective was that they lived the gospel they preached, and because they lived the gospel, signs and wonders followed them, and when they opened their mouths to speak the name Jesus, they did so with authority and power."THIS IS AGAIN THE CRUX OF THE MATTER, WE HAVE A BUNCH OF RELIGIOUS DVD AND BOOK SELLERS INSTEAD OF TRUE MEN OF GOD WHO CAN DISCERN WHAT GOD IS DOING!!WOE TO THEM!!
Sarah: Amen. These false Christians are trying to sell a Christian Social Club mentality. People should read about Michael Boldea's grandfather, Dimitru Duduman. I read about Duduman's life back in the 1990s and how he was tortured in prison because of his Christian faith. Satan loves the Christian Social Club people. Satan hates people like Dimitru Duduman. As Christians, we are here to destroy the works of the devil; we are not here to be conformed to this world.