What Are You Doing With the Measure

 

God gives us the anointing to complete whatever it is that he has appointed us to do. He watches over us, keeps, us, and has a plan for each of our lives. There is a purpose for our lives, and we must thank him for that purpose. We all should strive to fulfill the purpose and plan he has for our life. Therefore, the questions I have for you today are what are you doing with the measure God has given you. Are you making time for the Lord?

In order to make time for the Lord you must study the word. The word helps you and prepares you to lead others. In addition, you must pray to deepen your relationship with God. When you do these things you do not have to wonder or question if you are truly in relationship with God. It removes the questioning of hearing Gods voice when he speaks to you. The word of God says he that have an ear let him hear what the spirit is saying. There is no excuse for lack in your life and relationship with God. If you are lacking in your relationship with God, it is time for you to begin the following steps below. It is important to maintain order in our lifestyle and relationship with God. The only way to do this is maintain a prayer life, fellowshipping with others, study the word of God, by witnessing and sharing his love with others. We must always be yielded to the voice of God and start our day off with thanking him. We should never arise and not thank him first for allowing us to do so.

  1. Study – the greatest form of worship is to study. The word of God tells us that we are to study to show ourselves approved. This means that we are to study our word on a daily basis. We are not to read it and put it down, we are to study it. Review it, ask God questions, and take notes. You study the word of God like a child who studies in school.
  2. Pray – pray without ceasing. Praying is nothing more than having a conversation with your Heavenly Father. You don’t have to be bowed down in a fetal position every time you pray. You can pray while you’re cleaning, cooking, driving, working, or just walking around. That’s what praying without ceasing is, talking to God throughout your day.
  3. Fellowship – we are to fellowship with each other and teach one another the things of God.
  4. Witness – you witness to those that do not have a relationship with the Lord and to those that have gone astray.
  5. Share the love of the Lord with others – we are not to keep the love of God for ourselves and not spread it among mankind. Instead we are to share with others God’s love, show them how much he cares for them and learn his love is.

     

We need the following things,

  1. The word of knowledge – Knowledge is the instruction. God gives each of us a daily word of knowledge. It does not have to come from someone else because He will give it to you. It’s a daily instruction from God to you.
  2. The word of wisdom – Wisdom is the ability to apply knowledge. Wisdom gives one the ability to apply the knowledge that God has given them.
  3. The gift of prophecy – Prophecy is word that comes directly from God concerning others. We are to be in agreement with the prophecies God gives us. We all need to seek after and pray for the gift of prophecy because the word tells us that we all should prophecy one unto another.
  4. The gift of faith – Messiah gives us all the gift of faith when we place all of our trust and faith in him.
  5. The discerning of spirits – God gives each of us the ability to discern the operation of spirits, to see what is happening in the lives of others or what they plan to do in the lives of others. This allows us to not be left in the dark concerning these spirits and someone’s life. We know the difference between good and bad, an angel or a demon. God will show us when it is just us being human and thinking it’s something when it’s not.
  6. The gift of tongues – God gives us the ability to speak in tongues in order to communicate with him directly in the spirit.

Scripture references: John 1:1; Hebrews 6:4, 8:10; Revelation 13:19, 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:17; John 9:1-7; 2 Timothy 1:7; Jeremiah 1:12, 31:31; Psalm 103:20, 37:30; 2 Corinthians 3:3; Romans 2:14-15; Deuteronomy 6:4, 11:18; Joshua 1:8; Titus 1:15

Quick think…

Posted: January 25, 2014 in Quick Think
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Today is an AWESOME DAY!!!! Sometimes you have to shout out to the world that you are having an awesome day. I’ve found when you express your happiness and profess your day. It changes your environment. The next time you can,shout out to the world that you are having an awesome day. I guarantee you will feel good inside and out.

Sowing On Good Ground

Speak With Your Eyes and See With Your Ears

 

As a child I would always hear my mother say, “Angels see with their ears and speak with their eyes.” Whenever she would say that, I would give a bare look. I could not grasp what she was saying to me. As I matured and had encounters with angels in my visions, dreams, and in everyday life, I learned very quickly what she meant and what she said. If you have never had a personal encounter with an angel, think back to a time when you did something wrong and your mother gave you ‘the look’. In that moment, your mother did not have to say anything to you. She simple gave you ‘the look’ and you immediately understood what she said and changed your behavior. With angels, it is the same way. You will notice you never see them move their mouths, however you can hear so much when they look at you. In Matthew 13:13 Yeshua says “Here is why I speak to them in parables: they look without seeing and listen without hearing or understanding.”
(Complete Jewish Bible – CJB)Yeshua was explaining to the talmidim why he was speaking to the people in parables. Yeshua goes on to state in verses 14-15 (CJB), “That is, in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Yesha`yahu which says, `You will keep on hearing but never understand, and keep on seeing but never perceive, because the heart of this people has become dull — with their ears they barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, so as not to see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and do t’shuvah, so that I could heal them.”

You may ask why I am sharing this with you. It is very simple. I want you to be able to communicate in a way you have never communicated before. Communication is not just hearing information. It is LISTENING to transmitted information and RECEIVING it. Once you have mastered communication you will understand the importance of sowing on good ground. You will understand that you must be careful where you plant your seed. In your listening to God, you will sow your seed where he tells you to sow. You will be more mindful of how you treat others and how you act. The message you are displaying with your actions will change and line up with the word of God. On the contrary if you do not learn to communicate and keep God’s Torah (commandments) you will reap all that you sow. On that note I want to leave you with more from Matthew 13 below.

But you, how blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear! 17 Yes indeed! I tell you that many a prophet and many a Tzaddik longed to see the things you are seeing but did not see them, and to hear the things you are hearing but did not hear them. 18 “So listen to what the parable of the sower means. 19 Whoever hears the message about the Kingdom, but doesn’t understand it, is like the seed sown along the path — the Evil One comes and seizes what was sown in his heart. 20 The seed sown on rocky ground is like a person who hears the message and accepts it with joy at once, 21 but has no root in himself. So he stays on for a while; but as soon as some trouble or persecution arises on account of the message, he immediately falls away. 22 Now the seed sown among thorns stands for someone who hears the message, but it is choked by the worries of the world and the deceitful glamor of wealth, so that it produces nothing. 23 However, what was sown on rich soil is the one who hears the message and understands it; such a person will surely bear fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

Then in Matthew 13:24 Another parable is given to them by Yeshua. “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while people were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, then went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads of grain, the weeds also appeared. 27 The owner’s servants came to him and said, `Sir didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where have the weeds come from?’ 28 He answered, `An enemy has done this.’ The servants asked him, `Then do you want us to go and pull them up?’ 29 But he said, `No, because if you pull up the weeds, you might uproot some of the wheat at the same time. 30 Let them both grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers to collect the weeds first and tie them in bundles to be burned, but to gather the wheat into my barn.'” 31 Yeshua put before them another parable. “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed which a man takes and sows in his field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it grows up it is larger than any garden plant and becomes a tree, so that the birds flying about come and nest in its branches.” 33 And he told them yet another parable. “The Kingdom of Heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with a bushel of flour, then waited until the whole batch of dough rose.” 34 All these things Yeshua said to the crowds in parables; indeed, he said nothing to them without using a parable. 35 This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, “I will open my mouth in parables, I will say what has been hidden since the creation of the universe.”h 36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. His talmidim approached him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” 37 He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 38 the field is the world. As for the good seed, these are the people who belong to the Kingdom; and the weeds are the people who belong to the Evil One. 39 The enemy who sows them is the Adversary, the harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. 40 Just as the weeds are collected and burned up in the fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send forth his angels, and they will collect out of his Kingdom all the things that cause people to sin and all the people who are far from Torah; 42 and they will throw them into the fiery furnace, where people will wail and grind their teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let him hear! 44 “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. A man found it, hid it again, then in great joy went and sold everything he owned, and bought that field. 45 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for fine pearls. 46 On finding one very valuable pearl he went away, sold everything he owned and bought it. 47 “Once more, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a net thrown into the lake, that caught all kinds of fish. 48 When it was full, the fishermen brought the net up onto the shore, sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad fish away. 49 So it will be at the close of the age — the angels will go forth and separate the evil people from among the righteous 50 and throw them into the fiery furnace, where they will wail and grind their teeth. 51 “Have you understood all these things?” “Yes,” they answered. 52 He said to them, “So then, every Torah-teacher who has been made into a talmid for the Kingdom of Heaven is like the owner of a home who brings out of his storage room both new things and old.” 53 When Yeshua had finished these parables, he left 54 and went to his home town. There he taught them in their synagogue in a way that astounded them, so that they asked, “Where do this man’s wisdom and miracles come from? 55 Isn’t he the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother called Miryam? and his brothers Ya`akov, Yosef, Shim`on and Y’hudah? 56 And his sisters, aren’t they all with us? So where does he get all this?” 57 And they took offense at him. But Yeshua said to them, “The only place people don’t respect a prophet is in his home town and in his own house.” 58 And he did few miracles there because of their lack of trust.

 

Scripture Reference

Matthew 13; Genesis 15