Yes, sin control just like the earthly pest control is the analogy i will try to portray to get a better understanding for some readers. Sin manifests itself in many ways; sexual immorality, temptations, disobedience, rebellion, etc… Pest control is used to stop the infestation of pest, neutralize or eliminate the known source and cause, and halt the future invasions by using an alternative repellent that deters the pests. Sin can and has to be controlled. Sin can only be defeated by Jesus and through him. When sin has infested you people see an abundance of sin that you do. Just like pests; when an infestation occurs you see them in abundance. Don’t allow your life to become infested with sin and if your life is indeed infested get to know Jesus and repent to him and he will remove that sinful infestation. With pests you have to spray them, there common travel places, and their homes to stop the multiplication of them. With sin you have to first come into the knowledge of Christ then get into His Holy Scriptures because that’s the only way you know what is sin. The closer you are to God the more sin is revealed. The next step is to neutralize or eliminate the source of the invasion of the pest. There may be leftover food droppings, an open door, scented object that attracts, a cracked window, etc… The same with sin; sin must be neutralized and eliminated from the source (James 1:14) and says but every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed), you have to first acknowledge you have a sin problem then the next step is to fix the sin problem by eliminating the causes. One of the biggest problems are TV programs and its adulterous, fornicators, abusive, and homosexual promotion. To eliminate that portion of sin in your life; chose to take a stand and gradually stop watching shows and movies that promote those sins. Some may think this is stupid or immature but that’s a form of my sin control and sin control is personal. Only you can go to Jesus on your sins behalf (Hebrews 4:16). If your source of sin is TV, stop watching and fill your mind with Godly things. If your source of sin is drama, stop entertaining drama against and amongst family and friends and distance yourself away from it. Whatever your source of sin is: once you identify it repent from it because God won’t show you a sin that he doesn’t want you to turn from. Lastly, with pests you have to halt future invasions with an alternative repellent. Often times the pests will attempt to come back, but if your repellent is placed properly the pest won’t enter. Likewise with sin; you must somehow halt future invasions. That halt is the Holy Spirit; when the Holy Spirit comes within you sin cannot abide because (1 John 4:4) says ye are God’s Little Children and have overcome them: greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. Once you acknowledge that you have a sin problem you can then eliminate the source of your temptation which had you bound and be filled with the Holy Ghost and fight off future invasions. We must remember that the adversary doesn’t stop deceiving and trying to enter our lives but once you have the Holy Spirit you have the greatest power working within you. We know that from time to time sin will get through but only by our allowance in our time of weakness but at that moment pray to the Lord for strength and anytime you want strength to turn from sin I promise you Jesus will surely supply. A true Jesus Believer cannot become possessed by the adversary: therefore with the Holy Spirit dwelling in you, you have power to resist them and they will flee from you, if you first submit unto God (James 4:7).
It’s unfathomable how disrespectful we are to Jesus. Jesus The Christ is the most disrespected person of all time. Jesus is continuously being rejected, lied upon, and his name is constantly being abused, used in vain, etc….The sinners say he isn’t the Messiah and too many believers falsely prophecy in his name which causes people to error. We must stop using our Lord and Savior name so loosely. JESUS deserves pure and sincere worship, pure and sincere praise, obedience unto him, and fellowship. I often time criticize preachers for not doing enough to proclaim JESUS but I’m making an appeal to myself. Why am I not doing more, why am I so lazy in spreading Christ. We all must do more for Jesus. Jesus created All things but yet, so many people are rejecting him and worshipping idol gods who hasn’t died for the remission of their sin but yet their faith is in them. We must teach and preach repentance of sins, the profession that we need a savior, and obedience of the will of God. Peace and grace be unto you all with the love of God.
Everyone let’s have a day of boasting JESUS. I realized that JESUS wants to be spoken of. We boast ourselves, our children, our spouse, our local church, our city but not enough boasting is about JESUS. JESUS is the Messiah. So I’m asking all of you to boast about JESUS today by simply telling someone what he’s done for you. There’s power behind that His name, so let the Holy Spirit freely work. You never know who needs to hear your testimony, that individual that hears you may be going through a storm that JESUS delivered you out of and they just need reassurance that JESUS is yet working. Don’t miss an opportunity to testify about the goodness of JESUS.
We as believers are having Deficiencies and not of vitamins but of holiness and spirituality.
GOD’s Word Deficiency- leads to a lack of discernment because you cannot properly discern GOD’s Word if you haven’t read it and hid it in your heart. The Word of GOD has so many promises that are ours, the lists of gifts as well as fruit of the spirit, the history of the world, prophecies, commands, poems, prayers, etc….The Word of GOD stands firmly as the second form of communication from GOD, besides direct spoken words. We are directed to contend for the faith (Jude 1:3) but you cannot contend what you do not have proper knowledge of. GOD doesn’t want us to be ignorant but knowledgeable. GOD surely doesn’t want us making our own laws, but we are to accept his righteousness. (Romans 10:3). The preachers and teachers are told to study to shew thyself approved unto GOD. (2 Timothy 2:15), but digging deeper, we the saints have a royal priesthood and that comes with responsibility and authority (1 Peter 2:9), so GOD certainly wants us to read and study his Word. We should be devoted to the Word, because there is a time when GOD will go silent in your life (Amos 8:11) and you will need his Word to assist you as a reminder so it’s vital that you get the Word deep in your heart.
Accepting JESUS Christ as your personal savior is the greatest decision you’ll ever make.
“NOAH’S ARK HAD 7 SETS OF CLEAN ANIMALS AND 1 SET OF UNCLEAN???“
GOD is now telling Noah to gather and bring all animals and fowl into the ark that he has built. GOD was so specific with his detailing of this ark and safety during this flood that he gave exact instructions. GOD said “v.2) Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts and that are not clean by two, the male and his female. v.3) Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
Often times, we tend to stop reading and meditating at Ch.6 but Ch.7 is rich in information as well. Some theologians say the 7’s were for food for the animals and sacrifice for humans but I don’t know this to be factual. The 1 set of male and female unclean animals were for repopulating the earth. It’s been taught for generations by a lot of teachers with the number 7 left out. Often it’s taught that there was only 1 set; male and female of all the animals, but there were more. Be mindful to read the entire story for yourself and not what is accented. Trust GOD, and not man. JESUS is the only way.
Accepting JESUS Christ as your personal savior is the greatest decision you’ll ever make.
“A MAN VISITS PARADISE”
2 Corinthians 12:2-6
The Word tells us that a certain man actually visited the 3rd heaven, which is paradise, but he couldn’t tell if he was in body or not. He heard unspeakable words that are not possible for men to speak. Paul is most commonly recognized as being the person he was actually referring to when he wrote this, because v.7 speaks of him getting a thorn in the flesh so he wouldn’t be exalted beyond measure. GOD wants to show us remnants of his glory but when we are shown the remnants, we must be mindful not to boast. There are people today who say they have been to heaven and they’ve stated the things that they’ve seen. Me personally, I don’t believe all of them. I do believe the ones who say they’ve been and couldn’t speak of those things that they saw but the ones who proclaim the glory of Heaven, I honestly don’t believe them. If GOD didn’t allow Paul to speak of those heavenly things nor John to write about certain heavenly things (Revelations 10:4), what makes these people nowadays any better? When GOD wants something known, you don’t have to lie to reveal it, GOD reveals what he wants to reveal, during his time. Just think about the multitude of this experience that Paul had by being lifted to the 3rd heaven. There are certain revelations that GOD shows us on earth; like certain exotic sea creatures, land beasts, extraordinary scenery but it’s nothing compared to the glory of Heaven. JESUS is King and Lord of Lord.
“AN UNUSUAL AMPUTATION”
As recorded in scripture, Joshua has died being 110 yrs old (Joshua 24:29) as the leader of the Israelites after moses’ death. Moses trained Joshua very well to be a capable leader, but now the children of Israel are asking GOD, Who will fight for/lead us against the Canaanites? The Lord tells them, Judah. The Lord then says I have delivered the land into his hand. I’m reminded that once the Lord says that you’re a conqueror, you don’t have to know the process, because your destiny has already been revealed. Often times we as people worry about the process but our destiny is what’s important. The Lord has already told us that we are more than conquerors through him that loved us (Romans 8:37). So let us stop worrying about the day by day process when our destiny is already prepared if we only believe that JESUS is our Salvation, Redeemer, Hope, etc..JESUS is…..So the story goes on as Judah goes up, the Lord comes through with his Word and delivers the Canaanites and the perizzites into their hands and they killed around 10,000 men in bezek. Adonibezek who was the king, which translates to King of bezek (Palestine), ran and the children of Israel chased and caught him and cut off his thumbs and both big toes. Adonibezek then says to them I have cut off 70 kings thumbs and big toes and put them under my table. This is quite strange to me that Adonibezek thumbs and big toes would be cut off just like he did to 70 kings. My thought is maybe just maybe that evil deed that you’re doing will soon come to life upon you. We often lie, steal, commit adultery, murder, etc..to others but when what we’re comfortable doing is plotted against us, we can’t handle it. Just turn from your wicked ways and lean fully on the Holy spirit to be your guide and not your sinful flesh. JESUS is the only one who can take a sinner and turn them into a saint. We have no saving power nor power to remove our sins, only JESUS. So today, accept him as your personal Savior and you won’t ever regret your decision.