TELL THEM YOUR MIND

Ever felt like just cursing someone out or just giving them a piece of your mind, but the Holy spirit reminded you of who you are? The question is, are Christians allowed to curse someone out? We can, but not like how the world does it. We cannot use profanity, because that’s the devils language, but we can use scriptures that fit the occasion. Jesus always used scriptures for everything because the word or God is more effective than anything else.

We respond with the word of God, because it is quick, 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). The chief antagonist of a Christian is the devil. Jesus shows us how to handle him ( the devil) with the written word in Matthew 4:4-11. It is only when we submit to God and resist the devil that he will  flee (James 4 : 7).

We must also be very careful how and when we respond to people, because if we are angry it will not be a kind response. That’s why the Bible warns us to be angry, but don’t sin in the process. We should not allow the sun to set while still being angry (Ephesians 4:26), because it gives the devil room to operate in our lives. Furthermore as a Christian we must remember that anything that comes out of our mouths must edify and minister grace unto the hearers (Ephesians 4:29). So if you curse someone out make sure it’s edifying to them.

Remember also that we must eradicate all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor and evil speaking from our system; we must be kind to each other, tender-hearted, and forgiving even as God, for Christ sake, hath forgiven us (Ephesians 4:31-32).

Are you interested in living a Godly and righteous life? Are you tired of being evil? Angry and frustrated? You can change all that by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Just go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, then follow the instructions, for further studies and teachings, allow the Holy Spirit to lead and direct you as you study the Bible.
All praises, glory, honor, and thanks go to God for using me to minister to His people. May He keep you in perfect peace as you keep your mind on Him.

UNITY OR DIVISION

Is it amazing that there is division among those who are religious –  there are so many different opinions, ideas or ideologies; yet there is only one God and one mediator between God and men, and it is the man Christ Jesus.He is the only one who gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Timothy 2:5-6).So why are believers divided?

It is always the plan of the enemy to deceive us by dividing us. But God tells us in Proverbs 3:5-6 to trust in the Lord with all our heart and our mind, rely not on our own understanding, but in all our ways acknowledge Him and he will direct our path. So this is the main reason why there is so much division amongst believers. We are relying on our own futile thinking and understanding, while not acknowledging the omnipotent and omniscient God we serve.

But Paul wants us to know that like the Philippians back then, it is very important in these latter days that we are united. Philippians 2:1-3 says, If there be any consolation or encouragement in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord and of one mind. We should do nothing because of selfish desires or ambitions or conceit, but in lowliness and humility always look at others as better than we are. We should adopt the ways of Jesus Christ; John 14:6 tells us He is the only way, truth and life and no one gets to God without going through Him.

Jesus, who is God in the flesh, did not exalt Himself, but was about His Father’s business and was obedient to death. If we are true Christians there should be no division among us because there was no division between God, Jesus, nor the Holy Spirit. If everyone would stop trying to make a name for themselves and stop trying to out do each other, but instead be like John and Paul who said, “I must decrease, so Christ can increase,” and “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain,” then there would be more unity among the believers in Christ (John 3:30 and Philippians 1:21).

If God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit were not united, then the devil would not be defeated. And if we are not united as the church who is the body of Christ, then we will not be more than conquerors through Jesus Christ. Being a conqueror is nothing compared to being more than a conqueror. When you know you are more than a conqueror, you know you are walking in the power and authority Jesus gave us − to tread upon serpents and scorpions and all the power of the enemy.

As believers we need to move from the divided plans of the enemy to divine plans of God. United we can stand against the tricks of the enemy but divided we will fall. The devil has been trying to divide us from God for years, but we must remind him that Romans 8:35 says that nothing can separate (or cause a division) between us and the love of Christ.

Look at it like this: nothing shall separate the authentic Christian from the love of Christ, not tribulation, or distress, nor persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, or sword. We might be killed all the day long and slaughtered like sheep but despite all these things we are more than conquerors and overwhelming victory is ours through Christ Jesus. Like Paul we must be persuaded and overly convinced that nothing can ever separate us from His love; not death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, not things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate or divide us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:35-39).

So why do we want to create division in the church if nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus? Why are we allowing the devil to let us think that we are better than other churches or denominations when Philippians 2:3 tells us not to do anything through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself?

Ephesians 4:1-6 reminds us that as the church we are to walk worthy of the vocation to which we are called with lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing each other in love. Endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body (the church), one spirit (Holy Spirit) even as ye are called in the hope of your calling one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all and in you all. So why are we divided?

Remember Ephesians 2:8-10 tells us, it is by grace that we are saved through faith; and it is not of ourselves, but it is the gift of God. Not of works least any man should boast, for we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

God has raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. So why do you allow the devil to divide the body of Christ? STOP IT.

Do you want to join the body of Christ? Become part of the many who are unified in Christ. Go to the top of this blog and visit the Salvation page to receive the Salvation of the Lord and begin a new relationship with Him today. Or rededicate yourself to Him today.

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.