There is a battle going on in the home for control, and the only way we can resolve that so that we can live in peace is to go back to God's word.
God created us as male and female to be husband and wife so that we would fulfill our God-given roles and live fully satisfied lives. If you want your husband to lead, you must let him lead in his God-given role.
As denoted in Proverbs 31, the woman’s role in the home is to watch over the ways of her household. But what is the role of the man in the home?
"Then the Lord God took the man and he put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it." Genesis 2:15
When God created man, he put him in a home, which was the garden. He put man in the home (garden) to do two things: to provide for and to protect (to tend and keep). It is man's responsibility to provide for and protect the home. Man is instructed to hedge up the home, to put such boundaries around the home that whoever is living in that home would be protected...
Transgenderism has gotten out of hand. We have lost sight of truth and gotten way off the pathway of righteousness. We have crossed the line in going as far to let gender identity get so twisted and warped that we are now identifying as animals.
Why? What is the underlying issue? Why does transgenderism have such a compelling movement in our culture today?
There is confusion and chaos, and it has created much division in our culture. This is a red flag that the enemy, the spirit of darkness, is trying to come against the truth about God.
Reflecting on the history of when transgenderism evolved, it slowly crept into our culture in the 60's. Men wanted to identify as women, and it was openly recognized to create equality. That door was slung open, and riots were caused from the hatred and discrimination. The movement was not excepted, and they backed up. They changed their strategy, and another movement began in the 70's as it entered the sports arena. This is when the LGBT movement...
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7
We have turned away from truth and we are devising our own plans. We have begun to seek after the ways of the world to find our peace, our prosperity, and our purpose. This has pulled us away from the fear of God.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Provers 9:10
We are to not only know truth, but we are to live it.
We have got to get our lives back in order by eliminating the chaos and confusion.
What it means to fear God:
God moves and acts on behalf of His people when we get things in order. We need to first look to Father God as the authority over our life, our nation, our churches,...
Many Christians today are using the Passion Bible translation, and it's not a translation of the Bible. I was first alerted to the Passion Bible soon after the Passion translation was published. I was at a women's retreat, and the speaker referred to several scriptures and quoted from the Passion translation, and immediately my spirit was quickened. I thought, "that's not what the Bible says." And each time this speaker quoted these scriptures, I would think, "where is this coming from?".
I began researching this Bible and learned from my research that the Passion Bible is really man's philosophy. It is man's thoughts of the Bible. It appears to me from my research that the author of the Passion Bible is attempting to explain his understanding of the meaning of scripture rather than translating word for word what the Bible says.
The Passion is not a Bible; it's a manuscript. When you're questioning the validity of something, you always look for the author's credentials. So I...
A friend of mine recently shared with me an experience she had with losing a diamond earring. She was willing to go to great lengths to get it back. When she found that diamond earring, her joy was stored. This experience reminded me of what has happened to the church. We have lost something very valuable but we need to be willing to go to great lengths to get it back so our joy can be restored. It is time for us as a church, as a body of believers, to repent and return to worshiping and obeying God.
We need to decide that the church building is no longer going to be a social building where we gather to socialize. We need to turn the church from the entertainment center that it has become, back into a place of worship where we wholeheartedly seek God. I believe the church has fallen asleep. We have become slothful. Romans 13:11 “And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first...
THE ORDER OF PRAYER
I want to pray for you in a manner in which I would go into my prayer closet and spend one-on-one time with God in prayer. We always want to start with praise. What is praise? It's simply talking about God. It's acknowledging before Him who He is. It's recognizing who God is. It's not you thanking God for what He has done for you. It's not about you. It's about getting a fresh look at God and who God is. When we start with praise, we get a true vision of God and who He is. It's not about asking God for something at this point; it's about praising God.
Lord, we just come before Your throne at this moment. We acknowledge that You are the God most high. We acknowledge that You are sitting on Your throne in the heavenlys and You are the God of love. You love us with everlasting love because You are God. You are sovereign. You are the God of judgment. You are the God of mercy. You are the God of patience. You are the living God. You are the God from...
Why does God allow certain things to happen in each one of our lives? Maybe
things have happened in your job, maybe things have happened with your finances,
and you've asked God about that - maybe about family members, family situations.
Could be you've asked God about things where you live, or what's happening in our
nation. We all have asked God about certain things that we have encountered, or
maybe we are encountering right now. And I know hundreds of times I have asked
God questions about this, and maybe you've even had friends come to you, that
they've had situations happen in their lives, they share their stories with you, and
they ask why, why did God allow this to happen to me, or happen to my family, or
happen to my friends?
The only way to know what time it is and put life around you in perspective to what time it is, is to have a biblical view of life because see, you can have a lot of different views on life, but as Christians, we're to view life from the Bible, and that's taking the Bible, the timeline from the Word of God, and putting it on top of everything that we do and fitting our life into it.
I will tell you, I was reading a really interesting Scripture just recently in my prayer closet, right out of Job. And it just reminded me of a truth. And I want to read that to you because God says there's no darkness dark enough that you can hide from Him. So, with all the darkness that's going on to propose gambling and all the things to fight this issue, there are not enough back doors. There are not enough back rooms. There are not enough private conversations that you could hide from God. Job 34:21 says for God sees all the ways, He sees the ways of man. He sees all of his steps. He says there's no darkness nor shadow of death where the workers of iniquity can hide themselves. He says He knows their works. And He overthrows them in the night, and they are crushed. He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others because they've turned their back from God, and they would not consider any of God's ways.
If your car were almost out of gas, you'd do the sensible thing. You would look for the next gas station, you would pull in, and you would fill up the tank with gas, and then you would continue. You wouldn't just see that you were almost empty, pull over the side of the road, look for some water in a ditch and put that water in the gas tank, expecting that you would carry on. No, that would not be sensible. You would know not to do that; that wasn't going to work.
Well, I'm afraid that this is exactly what is happening in the church. We're trying to move forward. We're trying to drive forward, keep going on without gas in the tank, and, many times, putting the wrong thing in the tank, and it's generating a major problem, and we can't go forward.
You see, what I see in the church today is that we've lost our power. We're putting the wrong thing in the tank. We've lost our power because we've lost our voice. We've talked about this, where we've lost much of the influence we have in...