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Meat and Milk

Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. Hebrews 5:11-12

 

The Word of God is referred to as Milk and Meat, what does the author mean by this? Anyone who has been studying the Bible long enough, knows there are some easy doctrines to understand  and then there are some difficult ones. As that famous line in the movie “A few good men” it was said “You cant handle the truth”, often until we are mature Christians, some of the doctrines of the Bible are difficult to understand

 

When someone is born, they are an infant, a baby, you dont just start feeding a baby a steak! A baby starts off on milk and eventually as their digestive system develops they move to solid food. This should be the same with our Christian walk. When we first become Born Again, we are babies in Christ. Theres alot of things to learn, theres alot of things to experience, theres alot things to comprehend and digest during our walk. 

 

Therefor you dont start off giving a new Christian meat, you feed them milk and let them develop there way by the Holy Spirit get to a point of maturity. I think one of the biggest mistakes by “Street Preachers” is they are trying to feed meat to unbelievers. When talking to a non believer or new believer, keep it simple! Keep it about the gospel of Jesus Christ!

 

For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Hebrews 5:13-14

 

Now there also comes a time, when a Christian needs to mature and move on from milk and start eating meat! If you wonder why your not growing spiritual as a Christian, it could be that your still just drinking milk and not eating  spiritual meat! We should always be seeking to know God deeper and to understand his revelation further!

 

Just as with a baby, unless they starting eating meat , they will not grow and develop. The same with your Christian life, if you dont study your Bible, if you dont read books, if you dont have Bible studies/discussions with other Christians, your not going to grow spiritually. The Holy Spirit will be your teacher and advocate, its a process of sanctification to help you grow stronger in The Lord, Amen!

Word of God

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

 

There are many people today, even some “Christians” who don’t believe The Bible is the inspired Word of God. Why do so many people like to quickly dismiss the Bible? Why do Atheists, who claim they dont believe God exist, spend countless hours of their lives trying to disprove what the Bible says?

 

Because the Word of God, is alive , its active and its convicting people to their soul. Its The Bible was just another book, nobody would care about it. But because we know the Bible is the inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16) Notice it states the Bible is like a sword, it cuts right to the soul, why? Because God is talking directly to us by his revelation. The Apostle Paul stated that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God” (2 Timothy 3:16) The entire Bible is inspired by God, not just parts of it, all of it. 

 

Jesus is the Living Word (John 1) , how do we know we can trust that the Bible is the Word of God? Because Jesus confirmed it, (Luke 24) everything that is written was written about or from Christ. If you reject the authority of The Bible, you reject God himself. 

 

Start reading the Bible in public and see what happens, people have strong reactions to Gods Word, why? Because its alive, its powerful, its convicting us of who we are! You will start to become transformed while the Holy Spirit opens your eyes and ears, its a double edged Sword

 

So next time you read or hear the Bible, understand this is Gods Word. These words have power to change and transform you. These words reveal who Jesus truly is, Amen!

Don’t Repay Evil with Evil

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. Romans 12:17

It’s human nature to seek revenge when someone does us wrong. But does two wrongs make a right? The riots in Baltimore are a classic example of this. We originally started with one victim, but now it’s escalated to multiple victims. What justice did this accomplish?

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18

Some will say Peace is impossible. But until everyone learns to love each other as themselves, there will never be Peace. Until you value your neighbors life as you value your own. Until the world accepts Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, it will never be possible. Only with God are all things possible.

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19

Our God is a just God, he is in control. Don’t take revenge into your own hands, give it up to The Lord. When you defy God and take revenge in your own hands, your not only being rebellious, it’s Satanic. God is the law and justice.

On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Romans 12:20

You have heard the expression “Kill them with kindness” Good always defeats evil, as Jesus said only the Merciful will obtain Mercy. If your not merciful you will never receive Peace.

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21

Evil will never overcome you unless you allow it, God can’t be defeated, if God is with us who can stand against us. Don’t give in to Evil, take a stand and stand with God.

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Luke 23:34

Even as Jesus was hanging on the cross, he asked God to forgive everyone. We need to forgive also just like Jesus. Don’t take justice in your own hands, put it in the hands of God. Don’t repay Evil with Evil in Jesus name Amen

Released from The Law?

For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law that binds her to him. Romans 7:2

Are we still under the law? This is a popular question that has many Christians divided. First question is what is the law? The Law is the Torah, the first five books (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) of the Bible that were handed down by God to Moses. These books contain the laws of God and defines what sin is. Without these books we could never know what sin even is, among other things.

Paul gives us an example, if a woman’s husband dies, she could then remarry because she is no longer under the law of marriage because of his death. The same is with Christians, if you truly accepted Jesus as your savior, then your old self has died (Romans 6:6) and you can’t be under the law. Anyone who has not accepted Christ is still bound under the law, which the wages of sin is death.

Now knowing this, if you live by the Spirit let us walk by the Spirit (Galatians 5:25) Meaning if you’re truly a servant of Christ, then you must live a holy life. You can’t walk with God and hold hands with the devil. God knows your heart and mind, and if you truly accept Jesus as your Savior, then you are circumcised at the heart (Romans 2:29)

Jesus didn’t come to abolish the law or the prophets but fulfill them (Matthew 5:17) The Law of God or Torah is still Gods standard, as he does not change (Malachi 3:6) However it is we that must change becoming transformed through Christ. Jesus tasted death so we didn’t have to (Hebrews 2:9) Live for Christ and Live forever in Jesus Name Amen

Happy Birthday Tanner!

Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:3

Today we celebrate Tanners 7th birthday, it’s been amazing to watch him grow and develop into who he is today. If I think back to who I was 7 years ago, he has changed me for the good also. Children are a gift from God, and through them we can learn a lot about life. Jesus taught us until we become like a child we will never see the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 18:3)

Tanner sees the world through different eyes, he is full of love and innocence. This is exactly what God wants us to be also. The other day Tanner wrote a message on a sticky note and handed it to me. It simply says “ I Love You” , I now keep that message in my wallet, such a simple message but powerful knowing that the message is pure.

At the young age of 7, Tanner has touched many lives already through his love and compassion. When a classmate tripped and fell at gym class, he stopped and gave her a hug. When a bus driver was having a bad day, he drew them a picture to cheer them up. And these are just moments I know about, God only knows how much love Tanner has spread already

It’s a privilege and honor to be Tanners Father, I thank God every day for our family that he has given us. Even though life isn’t perfect, I wouldn’t change a thing. I pray that God continues to allow his light to shine through Tanner in Jesus Name Amen

Treasured Possesion

For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession. Deuteronomy 7:6

When we read this scripture how God spoke to the Jewish people and set them apart to be his treasured possession, it’s exciting to know now that by the blood of Christ, we are now in this covenant also.

Through Christ Jesus you are all Children of God through faith (Galatians 3:26) The same love and promises that were given to the Jewish people are now also given to us the Gentiles, through Jesus.

The  Spirit you received  brought about your adoption to sonship, and by his we cry “Abba Father” (Romans 8:15)  That’s why nobody gets to the Father except thought The Son, but by the Son we can be a Child of The Most High God.

For God so loved the world that he  gave his only Begotten Son, for whoever believes in him may not perish but have eternal life ( John 3:16) Note God said anyone who accepts Jesus as there Lord and Savior, not just the Jews but the Gentiles also.

So rejoice for we have been set free by the Son, we have been set apart by our Heavenly Father, his treasured possession in Jesus Name Amen

Prophet Without Honor

Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Matthew 13:54-55

When Jesus returned to his hometown of Nazareth during his ministry, the reaction was not what you would expect. Instead of people being joyful that the Messiah was from there hometown they began to question his legitimacy. Because they knew Jesus there entire lives they believed there is no way Jesus could be the Messiah, he just the carpenters Son

How you ever experienced this in your own life? Nobody how much you accomplished or how much you changed your life for the better your always going to have haters. There going to say “I knew this person growing up, they could never change” or “ I know where you come from , I know your family, you could never amount to anything”

And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.” Matthew 13:57

Imagine how Jesus felt, these people he grew up around all his life, including his family mostly rejected him. The people he thought he could count on the most were the ones who doubted him the most.

Are there people in your life doubting you today? Or maybe your doubting someone in your life? Remember God works in mysterious ways, his ways our higher than our ways. God took a poor carpenter Son and saved the world with him. Don’t let peoples doubt stop your from your diving destiny.

And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith. Matthew 13:58

Notice there lack of faith prevented Jesus from performing miracles. Imagine if they just had the faith the size of a mustard seed, how many miracles Jesus could have performed for them. But there doubt prevents the power of God from activating.

This is the same with our life, do you ever say “I don’t see any miracles” question is how much faith do you have? Is your lack of faith preventing Jesus from working in your life today? Remember with man it’s impossible but with God all things are possible in Jesus Name Amen

Happy Birthday Tanner

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”   John 16:33

As I reflect on another year of Tanners life, one word comes to mind “Overcomer”. This year Tanner started Kindergarten, we have a lot of questions and doubts going into this year how Tanner would do transitioning into regular school. However Tanner has not only adapted he is thriving!

Of course there were days that were tougher than others, but Tanner is a overcomer. When he sets his mind on something, he will work harder than everyone to get better. Even though he’s only going to be 6, hes been a huge inspiration to me.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

The original plan was for Tanner to only spend 60% of the time with his regular class, and the other 40% with his support class. However Tanner had adapted so well since Day 1 that he has spent 100% of the time with his regular Kindergarten class. During our last meeting with the teachers they decided moving forward Tanner won’t need the support class at all as part of his plan.

Tanners teacher also revealed that during a grade wide testing, Tanner scored the highest of all the kids in  the entire Kindergarten for his reading level. Tanner actually reads text books to his classmates because they can’t.  I know I’m bragging a lot but you have to remember Tanner was labeled Autistic by the world, therefore the world assumed he would fail. Tanner not only overcame all those obstacles but he’s thriving above and beyond.

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14

Once Tanners teachers and classmates get to know him, they instantly want to be his friend. Tanner is a light to this world, his big heart and charming personality make him addictive to be around. Anyone who takes the time to get to know Tanner, can see he is a blessing to this world

Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:3

I’m so proud of Tanner and honored that he is my son. I love him with all my heart and soul and want him to know every step he takes on this journey, we are right there with him. Anyone who ever met Tanner will tell you he is a light to this world. He radiates love and kindness. A true pure soul. I pray that God continues to bless him and guard him with his angels in Jesus Name Amen