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Short Reads to Stimulate Long Thoughts

EXPECTATION NOT COMPETITION

Thursday 07-20-2017 Chapter 13:11-12   QT

11 Finally, brothers, rejoice. Mend your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the holy ones greet you.
Terry____________ be excited to hear from each other concerning your intimate walk with Me.  Stop acting as though you’re in competition for My approval and since of significance.  Embrace one another as members of My Church, for you’re all saints because of Me.  Encourage and build each other up.

AUTHORITY TO BUILD MY CHURCH

Wednesday 07-19-2017 Chapter 13:10-   QT

10 I am writing this while I am away, so that when I come I may not have to be severe in virtue of the authority that the Lord has given me to build up and not to tear down.

Terry, ______________ are you involved in building up of My Church?  Open your heart to others in My Church that you also will be built up – don’t think My authority begins and ends with you.  Where ever My Church gathers all members are responsible for building up.  Always be open to Me as I share Myself through My Church members.

False Evidence Appearing Real

Tuesday 07-18-2017 Chapter 13:6-   QT

I hope you will discover that we have not failed. But we pray to God that you may not do evil, not that we may appear to have passed the test but that you may do what is right, even though we may seem to have failed. For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. For we rejoice when we are weak but you are strong. What we pray for is your improvement.

Terry, _____________ it may look at times that I have failed you or that My promises are not true.  You do not see My Whole Plan.  Do not make the mistake of trying to bring My Truth into alignment with your limited understanding but rather cause your thinking to align with My Truth.

If you want to improve then act on My Truth rather than scrutinize every possible angle; I reveal to you, not for your approval, but for your partnership.

LISTEN AND BY FAITH DO

Sunday 07-16-2017 Chapter 13:1-3   QT

This third time I am coming to you. “On the testimony of two or three witnesses a fact shall be established.” I warned those who sinned earlier and all the others, and I warn them now while absent, as I did when present on my second visit, that if I come again I will not be lenient, since you are looking for proof of Christ speaking in me.

Terry, ________________ how many times do I need to tell you something for it to be true?  How many warnings are needed for you to change your response to what I am warning you about?

Listen to your excuses for doubting and procrastinating:

  1. I’m not sure it is Spirit or my spirit
  2. You know who doesn’t think I’m listening to You
  3. I’ll disappoint You know who
  4. There is nothing wicked or evil in what I’m doing
  5. I enjoy doing it
  6. Others are doing it
  7. I’m too tired
  8. I need a break
  9. No one will ever know
  10. It’s not my responsibility (they won’t listen to me anyway)

How stern do you want me to be, to get you to obey (change)?

MY LIFE, YOUR CHOICE

Monday 07-17-2017 Chapter 13:3-   QT

3He is not weak toward you but powerful in you. For indeed he was crucified out of weakness, but he lives by the power of God. So also we are weak in him, but toward you we shall live with him by the power of God.

Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless, of course, you fail the test.

(Terry) _____________, there is no doubt that you are weak, your fear, your pride, your intensity to prove yourself right, your procrastination and your desire to appease others demonstrate your need to live by the power of My Life rather than yours.

Answer, has My Spirit born witness with your spirit that I am NOW Living in you and you are Living in Me?  If so then you CAN AND ARE EXPECTED, BY ME, TO LIVE BY THE POWER OF MY LIFE.

JESUS DECIDES WITHOUT CONSULTING

Tuesday 07-04-2017 2 Corinthians11 7-11 QT
7 Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge? 8 I robbed other churches by taking wages from them to serve you; 9 and when I was present with you and was in need, I was not a burden to anyone; for when the brethren came from Macedonia they fully supplied my need, and in everything I kept myself from being a burden to you, and will continue to do so. 10 As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of Achaia. 11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!

Terry, could it be that I got the cart before the horse. I left the presence of Father, came to earth, lived under the same pressures you do, faced rejection, endured false accusations which ended in My crucifixion.
I know I did all this for you without consulting you, I didn’t even ask your permission. That’s probably why you cannot trust Me?

BRAG ON MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS, not your efforts

Saturday July 01, 2017 2 Corinthians 10:14-1 QT
14. For we are not overextending ourselves, as if we did not reach to you, for we were the first to come even as far as you in the gospel of Christ;
15. not boasting beyond our measure, that is, in other men’s labors, but with the hope that as your faith grows, we will be, within our sphere, enlarged even more by you,
16. so as to preach the gospel even to the regions beyond you, and not to boast in what has been accomplished in the sphere of another.
17. But he who boasts is to boast in the Lord.
18. For it is not he who commends himself that is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.

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Terry, as you share Me with others you will soon find that as they experience their faith walk with Me I will encourage and exhort you through them as y’all mutually share your faith walk with each other, as My Church.
When it comes to being vocally excited, give yourself to thanksgiving and praise concerning what I am doing in your midst.
It is not he who boasts in his efforts that is approved but he who submits to My presence and power in his life that gets My approval. Don’t boast about your efforts, brag on My accomplishments.

I AM THEREFORE YOU ARE

Friday June 30, 2017 2 Corinthians 10:11- QT
11. Let such a person consider this, that what we are in word by letters when absent, such persons we are also in deed when present.
12. For we are not bold to class or compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves; but when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding.
13. But we will not boast beyond our measure, but within the measure of the sphere which God apportioned to us as a measure, to reach even as far as you.

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Terry ____________________you are bold when We are fellowshiping, be that way around My Church. Quit comparing yourself to others in My Church. You are the light, you don’t shine the light, you don’t carry the light, you are the light. Please grasp, you are Who I say you are! I do not lie, I do not exaggerate, I do not embellish, I see, I hear, I speak the truth. You are not a victim to be resued, you are a saint given grace to live in My strength, My wisdom, and by My faith – quit making excuses and live in the power of My Grace – ACT LIKE WHO I SAY YOU ARE!  I AM THREFORE YOU ARE!

ONENESS WITHOUT SAMENESS

Saturday June 24, 2017 – 2 Corinthians 9: WEEKLY REVIEW QT
(Terry)_________________OUR ONENESS, is for the purpose of encouraging others to be just like Us; to build up My Church through love and mutual exhortation. Work together in an interdependent companionship, building and encouraging each other in love. Quit the competition, emphasize unity in Me, rely on My Spirit, be as into Me as much as I Am into you. Think, working WITH ME rather than for Me.
MY CHURCH is meant to look, act and be just like ME, quit trying to be cookie cutter images of each other. You are uniquely different; be content to be who you are in Me.
Accept one another and function as MY CHURCH, UNDER MY LEADERSHIP.

JESUS OUR INDESCRIBABL GIFT

Friday June 23, 2017 – 2 Corinthians 9:13-15 QT
13. Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all,
14. while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you.
15. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

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(Terry) ______________ because of Our working together in any service to the saints, there will be many who will marvel at Our Oneness and be challenged to partner with Me; your example is contagious by My design.
They become involved with Me through there constant communicatioin with Me (prayer) and together, with you, the Body builds itself up in love. So together as My Body, an incredible quantity of thanksgiving invades Our Fathers presence.
So with your brothers and sisters SING; “Oh How I Live Jesus” and “How Great Thou Art”.  It will thrill His Heart-OUR Hearts.

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