Our Defence

So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. Isaiah 59:19 KJV

God is our defence and shield and our ever present help in time or trouble.

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 KJV

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalms 46:1 KJV


Tither’s Rights

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. Malachi 3:11 KJV

Everyone wants the benefits of God’s lavish grace but are unwilling to yield to its demands.

Don’t kid yourself, walking in the spirit is serious business.

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Romans 8:4 KJV

For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. Romans 8:5 KJV

The promise that God will rebuke the devourer is only given to the Tither.


Words

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. Proverbs 13:3 KJV

What you say has everything to do with your future.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21 KJV

This why it is critical that you speak the Word of God and biblically based concepts.


Addiction

Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart. Hosea 4:11 KJV

Controlling addictions are demeaning and destructive. The spirits behind them are mercilous.

I had a friend who was addicted to eating. Not being bulimic or anorexic, he was extremely overweight. While sharing a meal one evening he broke down into tears and said, “I don’t know what to do. I don’t eat to live, I live to eat”. Unfortunately it took his life much too early.

Addictions come in many forms but all are designed to steal, kill, and destroy the abundant life that Jesus came to provide for you.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I [Jesus] am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 KJV

As one delivered alcohol abuse, chain smoking, and pornography, I can assure you that living without addictions is far better than living controlled by them.

Before you buy in to the modernist and emergent church doctrines of hyper-grace living consider the dangers inherent in them.

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Proverbs 20:1 KJV

Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Proverbs 23:29‭-‬32 KJV


Lifted

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 1 Timothy 1:15 KJV

I was an angry, perverted young man. Life had twisted and warped me beyond belief. When Jesus came into my heart everything changed. He lifted me out of darkness into His marvelous light.

His plan and purpose for me, and you, by the way, is far better than our plans for ourselves.

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 1 Peter 2:9 KJV

Christ lifted me from the guttermost to the uttermost.

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. Psalms 40:2 KJV

Yes, Christ lifted me. He will lift you too!


Living

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3:16 KJV

For the word of God is living (God breathed) , , , (Heb. 4:12 KJV). Man was not designed to live without it.

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged 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 KJV

Don’t make the mistake of making this journey along the road of life without the Divinely inspired, living, road map. The Bible is your heavenly GPS. It’s God’s Postioning Service and will get you to your destination.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV


Law of Love

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32 KJV

This is what it means to walk in the law of Love. Treat others like you want to be treated.

After all, why in the world would you expect God to do what you are unwilling to do for others?

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: Matthew 6:14 KJV

But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:15 KJV