Holy Help

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Romans 8:26 KJV

Only the Spirit of God knows the heart of God.

We need Him to relate to God.


The Holy Tithe

And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
Genesis 14:18‭-‬20 KJV

The rebellious nature of man is easily seen when there is mention made of the tithe. More excuses are formulated to avoid simple loving obedience to the Word of God than you can shake a stick at.

The tithe was before the law, during the law, and after the law. Tithing is holy honor and thanksgiving to God. Get over your fear and receive the rewards.

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.  And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.  And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts. Malachi 3:10‭-‬12 KJV

(Also, read Hebrews 7)


A House United


But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
Luke 11:17 KJV

There are three main “houses. ” 

The “house” of the Family.

The “house” of the Church.

The “house” of the Society.

The “house” of the Family is the foundation for each of the other “houses”,

Married couples (one man and one woman) are the foundation of family and society. The health of their relationship determines the spiritual, mental, and emotional well-being of their children and, ultimately, society.

A married couple becomes a unique, one of a kind, entity.

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. Ephesians 5:31 KJV

They, and they only have the responsibility of raising (teaching, mentoring, discipling) their children. It is not the government’s job. It is not the church’s job. It is the parent’s resposibility. Most of it is done by modeling (walking our talking).

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 KJV

A family must work together in harmony. Harmony is not discordant. Harmony is what makes orchestras great.

The same is true in the other two “houses”.

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:  From whom the whole body (family) fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:15‭-‬16 KJV

And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.  I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.  For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? 1 Corinthians 3:1‭-‬3 KJV

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;  —-Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. 1 Peter 3:1‭, ‬7 KKV

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:  Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.  1 Peter 3:8‭-‬9 KJV


A Faithful Friend


The Lord , He goes before you. He will be with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you. Do not fear, nor be dismayed.”
Deuter­­onomy 31:8 MEV

Jesus is a faithful friend that will never let you down. He has said: “I will never leave you, nor forsake you” (Heb. 13:5 MEV). He is not only your elder brother. He is your Friend as you keep His Word. Show yourself to be His friend.

A man who has friends must show himself friendly, and there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 MEV


Uprightness

I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. Psalms 119:7 KJV

It is impossible to have communion with God while having your own way. The only way to God is through Jesus, the Christ, the Messiah of Israel . . .

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  John 14:6 KJV

. . . and by being intimately acquainted with His Word (the Bible) so that you willingly and joyfully live by its precepts.

Then, your praise is received by and pleases God.


Friends

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Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.  John 15:14 KJV

Friends enjoy each other and common interests. A friend wants to be with, and be a blessing to, the one called friend.

Jesus is not saying, “I won’t be your friend unless you obey me”. He is not trying to control or manipulate you. He is saying, “If you want to enjoy, and benefit from, my friendship you will do what pleases me”.

What pleases Jesus is doing the will of the Father. Jesus only spoke what He heard the Father say and did what He saw the Father doing. When we do what Jesus tells us we are doing the will of our Father God and glorifying Him.

Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Amos 3:3 KJV

Remember: Loving obedience is better than sacrifical acts and it brings great recompense of reward.


Condemnation

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He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  John 3:18 KJV

If you feel condemned perhaps it’s because you don’t believe or don’t live like you do.

To the believer, the disciple of Christ, is given the assurance that, “there is, therefore, no condemnation in Christ”.

Upon those who reject Him is  condemnation decreed already. Judgement has been decided at the judgement seat of God, the only righteous judge.

The choice rests with each individual. “Choose this day who you will serve.”