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Archive for the month “August, 2017”

STALE AIR or FRESH AIR

Wednesday, 08-30-2017 Galatians 6 9- QT

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. 10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.

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Terry, ____________, don’t start taking short cuts in sharing Our Intimacy with others.  Give it all the creative expressions that I implant.  What We plant, together, you may never see take root yet there are times you will see Our efforts blossom.  Both, situations are times of rejoicing for We have planted and planted TOGETHER.

Be ready to share Our Spiritual journey with everyone but especially with members of My Body and be receptive, of what they share, of their journey with Me.

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THINK BEYOND THE PHYSICAL

Tuesday, 08-29-2017 Galatians 6 3- QT

The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches himDo not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

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Terry, __________________ did you catch, I am not referring, to sharing, of fleshly needs here.  Get caught up with the one teaching you by sharing all the good that is happening between you and Me with the one teaching.  Communicate with your teacher and participate with your teacher, sow spiritual life together and you will reap that which is eternal.

HIS THOUGHTS? or MY THOUGHTS? and THEIR THOUGHTS?

Monday, 08-28-2017 Galatians 6 1-2 QT

For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another. For each one will bear his own load.

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Terry, ______________, if you have an inflated concept of your importance or even a deflated idea of your significance, of your ability to work with Me, you will be extremely hindered.  You need to be aware of who you are in Me and be content with Me.  We are, and that is enough.

Check yourself out, on the basis, of your own, intimacy with Me rather than what others are thinking or saying about you.  Pop their balloon and your own for they are full of fleshly deception.  Think of yourself as I think of you.

FREEDOM TO BE FREE TO LIVE FREE – IN CHRIST

Friday 08-24-2017 Gal.5:13-  (NASB) QT

18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. 19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. 26 Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.

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Terry, ____________, living in harmony with My Spirit frees you from the Law and your bondage to the flesh.

The deeds of the flesh are evident!  The fruit of living in harmony with Spirit are just as evident!  Stop looking at evidence of the flesh and concentrate on the fruit of My Spirit.  Remember, ‘as a man thinks so he is…’; daily intimacy with Me keeps you in harmony with My Spirit.

If you’re claiming to be ALVE by My Spirit, you’ll be living proof of it.  You’re free to live, like you’re free, because you are FREE!

FREEDOM CHRIST’S GIFT – MY CHOICE

Thursday 08-23-2017 Gal.5:13-17  (NASB) QT

13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. 17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.

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Terry, do you really want to live in freedom? 

Living in intimacy with Me will cause you to live in harmony with Spirit.  The flesh will battle against Spirit but Spirit will battle back.  Who do you suppose will win? 

If you are living in harmony with Spirit, then you have made your choice.  If not, you still have made your choice – you see, you now have the choice, where once you could only live in the flesh.  You are now free from that bondage and are FREE TO CHOOSE ME. 

DAILY, MAKE ME YOUR CHOICE!!!

WITH ME vs FOR ME

Wednesday 08-23-2017 Gal.5:7-  (NASB) QT

You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion did not come from Him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough10 I have confidence in you in the Lord that you will adopt no other view; but the one who is disturbing you will bear his judgment, whoever he is. 11 But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished. 12 I wish that those who are troubling you would even mutilate themselves.

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Terry, ________ I know you are capable of great sacrificial acts; I know your willingness to put others first; yet there is a difference, of living with Me and living for Me. 

For you, with Me is an act of faith and for Me is an act of your flesh; I do not want credit for acts of your flesh, regardless as to how good they seem.

All the good you can see, to do, is not, necessarily, what I Am leading you and I into. Relax, live out of Our intimacy with each other, I have plenty for you and I to do TOGETHER without you adding to it.

FAITH IN JESUS vs FAITH IN SELF

Monday 08-21-2017 Gal.5:4-6  (NASB) QT

You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.

Terry, ___________, Jesus no longer makes a difference in how you live because you have walked away from grace and are seeking to be right with Father on your own efforts. 

The actions and activities of daily life should flow out of Your intimacy with Me revealing your trust and submission to Our Father’s plan; that your faith and love comes, as a result, of being One with Me. 

CALL TO FREEDOM vs CALL TO “HAVE TOs”

Sunday 08-20-2017 Gal.5:1-3 (NASB) QT

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.

Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you. And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law.

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Terry, ____________, when you do religious things, good actions, think righteous thoughts, to gain right standing with Father then I am of no benefit to you. 

Quit trying to stick your head into the yoke of “HAVE TOs”  and just simply enjoy the freedom of Our intimacy of living life Together.

SIGNIFICANCE: INTIMACY vs ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Thursday 08-17-2017 Galatians 4:21-27  QT

21 Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law?22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman. 23 But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise. 24 This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar. 25 Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother.

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Terry, _____________, are your actions and thoughts born out of Our intimacy with Each Other or your connection with your flesh and the world around you? 

I hear you often say “in the flesh”; “I can do all things in Christ, who strengthens me” but don’t.  I would like you to say; “I will do all things through Christ who strengthens me”; then do.

The difference is in the first statement you are relying on your flesh to accomplish something, while the second one you are expecting My presence in you to accomplish something.

You still think that there is good in your flesh and you are looking for a since of significance or identity through your good accomplishments. 

Your identity is to be found in Our intimacy not in the things We are doing.  Accomplishments are time sensitive while Our Intimacy is Eternal.

SUBMIT TO FOLLOWING JESUS or GATHER A YOUR OWN FOLLOWING

Wednesday 08-16-2017 Galatians 4:15-20  QT

15 Where then is that sense of blessing you had? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me. 16 So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth? 17 They eagerly seek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them. 18 But it is good always to be eagerly sought in a commendable manner, and not only when I am present with you. 19 My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you— 20 but I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.

Terry, ____________, isn’t it great to have people hanging on every word of your teaching.  What joy to have others agreeing and praising you for teaching My Written Word.  Without a doubt it is thrilling to know that you are speaking on Our behalf.

Yet, the down side is that when you’re doing it gain a following, when it becomes do this like I do this.  We are the only ones REALLY DOING AND BELIEVING THE RIGHT WAY. 

Why don’t you try following My lead, rather than trying to find a following of your lead?

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