Victorious

Never Again. I never again have to confess personally defeat.

Never again will I confess “I can’t” for “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13

Never again will I confess Lack, for “My God shall supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:19

Never again will I confess Fear, for “God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” II Timothy 1:7

Never again will I confess Doubt and Lack of Faith, for “…God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” Romans 12:3

Never again will I confess Weakness, for “…The Lord is the strength of my life…” Psalm 27:1, and “The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” Daniel 11:32

Never again will I confess Supremacy of satan over my Life, for “…Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4

Never again will I confess Defeat, for “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ…” II Corinthians 2:14

Never again will I confess Lack of Wisdom, for “…Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” 1 Corinthians 1:30

Never again will I confess Sickness, for “…with His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5, and Jesus “…Himself took our infirmities and bare our sickness.” Matthew 8:17

Never again will I confess Worries and Frustrations, for I am “Casting all your cares upon Him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 Never again will I confess Bondage, for “…Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” II Corinthians 3:17

Never again will I confess Condemnation, for “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus…” Roman 8:1

Never again will I confess Loneliness, Jesus said, “…Lo, I am with thee alway, even unto the end of the world.” Matthew 28:20

Never again will I confess Curses or Bad Luck, for “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, cursed is everyone who hangeth on a tree: that the blessings of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the spirit through faith.” Galations 3:13-14

Never again will I confess Discontent because “…I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” Philippians 4:11

Never again will I confess Unworthiness because “For he hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” II Corinthians 5:21

Never again will I confess Confusion because “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace…” I Corinthians 14:33 and “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” I Corinthians 2:12

Never again will I confess Persecution, for, “…If God be for us, who can be against us?” Roman 8:31

Never again will I confess the Dominion of sin over my Life because, “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2, and “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalms 103:12

Never again will I confess Insecurity because “When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet…for the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.” Proverbs 3:24-26

Never again will I confess Failure because, “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loves us.” Romans 8:37

Never again will I confess Frustation, for “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on the: because he trusteth in thee.” Isaiah 26:3

Never again will I confess Fear of the Future, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by the Spirit…” I Corinthians 2:9-10 Never again will I confess Troubles because Jesus said, “…In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Things To Do I will always

Rejoice: because, “…whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life John 3:16 I will Witness: for, “A true witness delivereth souls…” Proverbs 14:25

I will Obey & Serve: for, “For if they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity,…” Job 36:11

I will Teach: God says, “…go ye therefore, and teach all nations…” Matthew 28:19

I will give Thanks: for, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God…” 1Thessalonians 5:18

I will Forgive: because God says, ” …when we stand praying, forgive, …that your Father …may forgive you your trespasses.” Mark 11:25

I will Love My Brother: for God says, “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” John 13:34 I will be an Example: for, “He that saith he abideth in Him, ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.” 1John 2:6

I will not be Tempted: for, “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation…” II Peter 2:9

I will go to Church being Thankful and Praiseful: “I will enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.” Psalms 100:4

If we as Christians would live by these simple verses listed above just how much better would our lives be….

May God Bless You and Your Family ! By: James David Snow June 1996 Saved: Dec. 17, 1995

(Deu 4:39 KJV) Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

I had felt that I had done my duty and I had mailed out my devotionals, but God said to me otherwise, he asked me now to also to put some of the same devotionals on the Internet so others could also read them..

(Acts 15:18 KJV) Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

(1 Sam 19:4 KJV) And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to thee-ward very good:

(2 Chr 32:30 KJV) This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.

(Psa 33:4 KJV) For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.

(Psa 78:11 KJV) And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had showed them.

(Psa 103:22 KJV) Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

(Psa 104:31 KJV) The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.

(Psa 106:13 KJV) They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:

(Psa 107:22 KJV) And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

(Psa 111:6 KJV) He hath showed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

(Psa 145:9 KJV) The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

(Psa 145:17 KJV) The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

(Prov 8:22 KJV) The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

(Prov 24:12 KJV) If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

(Dan 9:14 KJV) Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.

(Mat 16:27 KJV) For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

(Acts 15:18 KJV) Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

(2 Tim 4:14 KJV) Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:

(Heb 4:4 KJV) For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

(James 2:22 KJV) Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

(James 3:13 KJV) Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

I tend to be a fuss spot, when the devil comes to bother me I do readily complain to God about it, and when I recently had written and sent out some letters asking some of the really bad persons in politics too to repent, they and the devil were really displeased at this and they harassed me, one of the persons tried to basic me personally, the devil sent evil sprits to my home, and next yesterday the devil gave me computer programs so my outlook express email program would crash all the time, which was very unusual.. when I prayed about it God said we always have to live by faith..

(Hab 2:4 KJV) Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

(Rom 1:17 KJV) For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

(Gal 3:11 KJV) But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

(Heb 10:38 KJV) Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

as I conteplated on that I had to agree we need to trust God to look after us in all things, the computer problme,s the demonic oppostion as well.. so i did.

The next time I went to my computer my hand on it’s own went to one specific folder of many that I had, , God told me to erase and reinstall it for it specially was causing the problem. of sure next it worked and the problem stopped. God does look afer us..

(Deu 4:36 KJV) Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he showed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.

(Neh 9:20 KJV) Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.

(Job 40:2 KJV) Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.

(Psa 16:7 KJV) I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

(Psa 32:8 KJV) I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

(Isa 28:26 KJV) For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.

(Dan 11:33 KJV) And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.

(1 Cor 2:16 KJV) For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

(Rom 1:8 KJV) First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

(Rom 4:5 KJV) But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

(Rom 4:14 KJV) For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:

(Rom 14:23 KJV) And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

(1 Cor 15:14 KJV) And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

(1 Cor 15:17 KJV) And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

(2 Cor 10:15 KJV) Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,

(Gal 3:25 KJV) But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

(Heb 11:1 KJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.

(Psa 9:19 KJV) Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

(Psa 40:11 KJV) Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

(2 Chr 14:11 KJV) And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.

(Psa 12:7 KJV) Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

(Psa 30:3 KJV) O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

(Psa 36:6 KJV) Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.

(Psa 40:9 KJV) I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

Mat 10:37 KJV) He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

(Mat 10:38 KJV) And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

(Mat 10:39 KJV) He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

(Mat 10:40 KJV) He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

(Mat 10:41 KJV) He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.

(Mat 10:42 KJV) And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

(Rom 5:12 KJV) Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

(Mark 15:34 KJV) And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

(2 Cor 4:9 KJV) Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

(2 Tim 4:10 KJV) For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

(2 Pet 2:15 KJV) Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

Sadly it seems that everyone will deserts us in our time of crises, needs and there are many events that can happen to us, sickness, divorce, arrest, loss of job, poverty, and it seems and it is wrong that at this time most people do abandon us, leave us, even our now family, and we tend to have to walk alone during these crisis.. Jesus and Joseph did… but that is not the way it should be..

(Heb 13:3 KJV) Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

(1 John 3:11 KJV) For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.

(1 John 3:23 KJV) And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

(1 John 4:7 KJV) Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

(1 John 4:11 KJV) Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

(2 John 1:5 KJV) And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

(Gal 6:10 KJV) As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

(James 2:14 KJV) What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works. 19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

(Eph 4:30 KJV) And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

(John 13:35 KJV) By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

(John 13:36 KJV) Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards. 37 Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake. 38 Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.

(Luke 22:32 KJV) But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

I was really reminded by Jesus twice this week of the truth in the above verse,

I appreciate all of you who do pray for me. I really do. I know you will get the same reward in heaven for it as I do for all of my works, efforts too.. I have to admit that I was not one who was much on prayer, but rather on action, till I kept on hitting unmoveable brick walls with all of my actions, for without prayer first too it will, will fail.. and I can honestly say that it is your prayers, your prayers note that have helped me in our ministry. Like I said “except for the devil’s presence all is getting better.. my health, my wallpaper, my political letters.. my devotional.. and as you can see I can’t stand to do nothing.. I have to work …

(Num 21:7 KJV) Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

(Deu 9:20 KJV) And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.

(2 Chr 30:18 KJV) For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good LORD pardon every one

(Job 42:10 KJV) And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

(Acts 8:15 KJV) Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:

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Contentment

(Jer 4:13 KJV) Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled.

(Psa 84:12 KJV) O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

(Phil 4:11 KJV) Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.

(1 Tim 6:7 KJV) For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

One thing about having free time when you do get older is also the ability not just to forget some things, but also to remember some of them, to reflect on those things you personally had both erred in and learned from in life. Even

(Rev 3:19 KJV) As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

I was young man about 17 attending a godly church one Sunday evening but clearly listening to a liberal, useless, ungodly , abusive, vain visiting preacher in the church, and the wind bag went on and on, lost, confused clearly too.. he the bad conceited, arrogant preacher even had the nerve to ask for more time so he could really bore us to death, cause us to suffer with his bad preaching.. when a respectable elder stood up and objected, and said openly to the preacher, you have wasted our time enough, please sit down.. what a relief, and truer words had not been spoken here too, but what a kind , loving compassionate, mature church elder who had really openly showed his real love for all too.

Don’t ever get the wrong impression I am also not a complainer, and I have been complaining about a lot of things in my past life, but I have no always been right.

I have complained about a lot of things to God directly even, even that he did not give me all the things that I wanted, that I had asked for.. he never did promise too, he promised to give is what we need, but still also all in his will, in his time, in his way and not ours. I found that most of the things anyway that I had really wanted badly, had asked for, when I next had gotten them I really did not even appreciate them too next, I really did not use them. Quite often we ask for things that we see others having, we wrongfully covet after them, and we think that if we do have the same things as them we will be happier, but what makes us even thing those people are happy w to start of with too?

(Exo 20:17 KJV) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

For instance I have seen many nice, beautiful homes, even acreage ones on the outside, but next as a pastor, as a Realtor I had been directly into may of these same homes,a few hundred, and to say that I found happiness, love in even one of those homes would be a great distortion, lies, exaggeration.. rather I directly had found in these verse same homes that they were all ravaged with sins, drug abuse, adultery, pornography, mental and physical and spousal abuses, cheating, lying, stealing and even tax evasions as well.

I have rightfully though complained that in life, my work life is either a feast or a famine, I either tend to have nothing to do, or I can’t find anything to do, for when I have something to do I have too much of it too do, and for me here life is too often either feast or famine.. but I am clearly convinced that God is not behind this but the devil himself. (James 4:7 KJV) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

I used to also complain directly to God that he God treats me like a prisoner in jail , by not allowing me to do the things I want, till God next specifically ordained for me to end up in jail for a few hours, even wearing a prisoner’s uniform, and I asked God how he could let it even get so far, and he there replied he was realy tired of me complaining that God treated me like a person in jail. In jail he God openly spoke to me and said “Have I ever treated you so bad, locked up in a room all day with nothing to do, the inability to go no where?” I replied humiliated, No lord, never!” When I confessed my sin I was shortly immediately released frOm the jail too.

(Eccl 3:1 KJV) To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

(Eccl 7:14 KJV) In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
(Eccl 4:6 KJV) Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.

(Eccl 7:1 KJV) A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.

(Eccl 7:2 KJV) It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

(Eccl 7:4 KJV) The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

(Eccl 7:5 KJV) It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.

(Eccl 5:10 KJV) He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.

(Eccl 5:11 KJV) When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?

(Eccl 5:12 KJV) The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

(Eccl 5:13 KJV) There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.14 But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

(Eccl 3:14 KJV) I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

(Eccl 3:17 KJV) I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

(Eccl 10:17 KJV) Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

(Eccl 7:8 KJV) Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

(Eccl 7:9 KJV) Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

(Eccl 7:10 KJV) Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.

(Eccl 7:13 KJV) Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?

(Eccl 7:14 KJV) In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.

(Eccl 7:16 KJV) Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?

(Eccl 7:17 KJV) Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?

(Eccl 7:18 KJV) It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.

(Eccl 8:11 KJV) Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

(Eccl 8:12 KJV) Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:

(Eccl 8:13 KJV) But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

(Eccl 9:18 KJV) Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.

(Eccl 10:1 KJV) Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.

(Eccl 10:8 KJV) He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

(Eccl 10:9 KJV) Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby.

(Eccl 11:1 KJV) Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

(Eccl 11:2 KJV) Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

(Eccl 11:6 KJV) In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.

(Eccl 11:9 KJV) Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.

There tends to be always someone continually potting evil against us personally or generally still too, and it can be even the person(s) you do now suspect the least likely now as well too.

(Nahum 1:2 KJV) God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. 3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. 4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. 5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. 6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. 7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. 8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies. 9 What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time. 10 For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry. 11 There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, a wicked counsellor. 12 Thus saith the LORD; Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more. 13 For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.
Here also is the present reality of the acts of sinful mankind, if one was to divide equally all the wealth amongst all of the persons upon earth, within two years 20 percent of the persons will likely next have personally acquired 80 percent of the wealth by force, illegal means, thefts, deceit, unacceptable abuses, and believe it or not too. For it is actually unacceptably tragic, sad that some persons wrongfully do believe the lies of Satan to them that they were meant, called to be our masters over us, we were meant to be their subordinate slaves, AND THEY DO HAVE THE FALSE SUPPORT EVEN OF OTHERS IN THIS TOO, facts which God himself now clearly does not accept but not only does he not accept but he will deal now very negatively with such evil, wicked persons.

(Exo 21:2 KJV) If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

(Deu 15:12 KJV) And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee.

(Deu 15:13 KJV) And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty:

(Deu 15:18 KJV) It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou sendest him away free from thee; for he hath been worth a double hired servant to thee, in serving thee six years: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest.

(Job 3:19 KJV) The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.

(Psa 51:12 KJV) Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

(Psa 105:17 KJV) 17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant: 18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron: 19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him. 20 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free. 21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance: 22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.

(Isa 58:6 KJV) Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

(Jer 34:9 KJV) That every man should let his manservant, and every man his maidservant, being an Hebrew or an Hebrewess, go free; that none should serve himself of them, to wit, of a Jew his brother. 10 Now when all the princes, and all the people, which had entered into the covenant, heard that every one should let his manservant, and every one his maidservant, go free, that none should serve themselves of them any more, then they obeyed, and let them go. 11 But afterward they turned, and caused the servants and the handmaids, whom they had let go free, to return, and brought them into subjection for servants and for handmaids.12 Therefore the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 13 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; I made a covenant with your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondmen, saying, 14 At the end of seven years let ye go every man his brother an Hebrew, which hath been sold unto thee; and when he hath served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free from thee: but your fathers hearkened not unto me, neither inclined their ear. 15 And ye were now turned, and had done right in my sight, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbour; and ye had made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name: 16 But ye turned and polluted my name, and caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom he had set at liberty at their pleasure, to return, and brought them into subjection, to be unto you for servants and for handmaids. 17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye have not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth. 18 And I will give the men that have transgressed my covenant, which have not performed the words of the covenant which they had made before me, when they cut the calf in twain, and passed between the parts thereof. 19 The princes of Judah, and the princes of Jerusalem, the eunuchs, and the priests, and all the people of the land, which passed between the parts of the calf; 20 I will even give them into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of them that seek their life: and their dead bodies shall be for meat unto the fowls of the heaven, and to the beasts of the earth. 21 And Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes will I give into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of them that seek their life, and into the hand of the king of Babylon’s army, which are gone up from you. 22 Behold, I will command, saith the LORD, and cause them to return to this city; and they shall fight against it, and take it, and burn it with fire: and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation without an inhabitant.

(Mat 17:24 KJV) And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? 25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? 26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

(John 8:32 KJV) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? 34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. 41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

(Acts 22:28 KJV) And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born.

(Rom 5:16 KJV) And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

(Rom 5:18 KJV) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

(Rom 6:23 KJV) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

(Rom 7:3 KJV) So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

(Rom 8:2 KJV) For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

(Gal 3:28 KJV) There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

(Gal 4:26 KJV) But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

(Gal 4:31 KJV) So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

(Gal 5:1 KJV) Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

(Col 3: 24 KJV) Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

(2 Th 3:1 KJV) Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:

(1 Pet 2:16 KJV) As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

God’s revealed will for us.. is still our being set personaly free from the bondage of all, any evil persons

(Luke 9:23 KJV) And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

The key to having an abundant christian life, living a victorious life in Jesus is still only IN THE LORD.
(John 15:4 KJV) Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

(John 15:5 KJV) I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

(John 15:6 KJV) If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

(John 15:7 KJV) If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

(Heb 12:1 KJV) Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us

(James 4:2 KJV) Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

(Psa 43:5 KJV) Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

(Heb 10:38 KJV) Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

(Phil 4:13 KJV) I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

(Luke 18:1 KJV) And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Too many today wrongfully still want to treat God more like a Image, a graven Image and/or like a checking account or credit card.
a. When I need something or get in trouble I will go and get my little god and put him in front of me and bow down and worship him like a graven image and expect him to respond. Then when I’m done with him I will put him back in the drawer or closet until next time and go on my marry little way.

b. Or when I need something I will take out my check book or credit card and expect God to take care of me to pay and meat my needs come to my rescue, but when I’m done with him I just put him away in my pocket and forget about him.

C. God is a person not a thing, not a image, not a genie you can rub to get what you want, but a person like me or you.

(Prov 8:34 KJV) Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
(Acts 2:46 KJV) And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

SERVING GOD IS A DAILY RELATIONSHIP, HE IS A REAL GOD, HE HOLDS YOUR REAL FUTURE IN HIS HANDS, YOU WILL HAVE TO MEET HIS CONTIONS STILL, AND TO DAILY TO SPEND SOME REAL TIME WITH HIM, TO HAVE A REAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

Clearly do stll note the condtions for an abundunt life In God through Christ.
(John 10:27) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

(Psa 37:3 KJV) Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

(Prov 3:5 KJV) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

(Isa 26:3 KJV) Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

(Mat 18:15 KJV) Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican. 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
The above verse in red, italics is one of the most misused verses, it is often used to falsely justify praying for something personally that we want merely by having two persons agreed on the prayer.. all prayers firstly have to be in the will of God through Jesus Christ. Actually note the context of the above verse was mentioned in regard to church discipline firstly.

Sadly man persons here have mislead us, or we often do even mislead ourselves, we want to believe that if we pray to God that God next will hear our self centered, selfish prayers always and this is clearly not so. Our prayers always still have to be led by God, His Holy spirit, in the will of God, and we have to be His servants for God, working for God not ourselves for God to hear our prayers.

Here is another verse that is often misused.. “My God shall supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:19

God will if we ask him, walk by faith and obedience to Him meet all of our needs, but note not all of our wants, desires, lists. lusts.. Needs firstly, ” Give us this day our daily bread.”
(Mat 6:33 KJV) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

(Mat 6:34 KJV) Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
There are other reasons our prayers may not be answered too..
(Mat 5:23 KJV) Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
(Heb 12:2 KJV) Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Matthew 16:24-Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

(Phil 3:18 KJV) (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

and what happens to us when we try to approach God without the old rugged cross as well? God does even forsakes us, as he hath fosaked his own Son too here on earth, and in heaven! (Mat 27:46 KJV) And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

(Heb 12:1 KJV) Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

(Acts 5:42 KJV) And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
(Psa 37:4 KJV) Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

(Rom 14:17 KJV) For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

(Psa 37:7 KJV) Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

(Psa 37:5 KJV) Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

(Rom 12:1 KJV) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

(Rom 12:2 KJV) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
(Luke 14:26 KJV) If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

(Luke 14:27 KJV) And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

(Psa 27:14 KJV) Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
(Lam 3:25 KJV) The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

(Gal 6:9 KJV) And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

(Prov 20:22 KJV) Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

(Lam 3:26 KJV) It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

(Luke 24:49 KJV) And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

(Acts 1:14 KJV) These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

(Joel 2:1 KJV) Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

(Joel 2:23 KJV) Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Rom 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Pastoral Duties

(Est 2:14 KJV) she came in unto the king no more, except the king delighted in her, and that she were called by name.

I have had this tendency since I have become a Christian to get to try to know the local pastor of my church, to assist him and his family in any way I can. I have also rightfully had this tendency to be very intolerant, impolite with the bad, crooked pastors, and bad bishops, who abuse the good pastors as well.

Naturally I have had a definition of what a good pastor, shepherd is, and what bad pastors are like..

Firstly a good pastor proclaims God’s words directly, faithfully, and he does not add. twist or take away from God’s words.. sadly too many bad pastors do today too..

(2 Cor 2:17 KJV) For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

(2 Cor 4:2 KJV) But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

(Acts 15:36 KJV) And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.

(Acts 16:32 KJV) And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

(Eph 5:26 KJV) That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

(Col 3:16 KJV) Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

(1 Th 1:6 KJV) And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

(1 Th 2:13 KJV) For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

(Rev 19:13 KJV) And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

(Rev 20:4 KJV) And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Secondly a good pastor does not discriminate, show false favoritism, for he loves all of his flock equally, without discrimination as to age, sex, finical status, education, postion.. and clearly bad pastors do not do this.

(Rom 12:9 KJV) Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

(Rom 12:10 KJV) Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

(Acts 10:34 KJV) Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

(James 2:1 KJV) My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. 2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; 3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: 4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? 5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? 6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? 7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called? 8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: 9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. 10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

Thirdly a good pastor does not merely sit in a office, but he is active, outdoors, especially in the flock’s homes..

(3 John 1:14 KJV) But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

(John 10:3 KJV) and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

(John 21:16 KJV) He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

(Ezek 34:11 KJV) For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

(Prov 27:23 KJV) Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.

(Ezek 34:15 KJV) I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.

(Luke 15:6 KJV) And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

(John 10:14 KJV) I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

Good pastors also do fight with the wolves, protect their flock..

(John 10:11 KJV) I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

(Heb 13:16 KJV) But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

(Eph 6:7 KJV) With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:

(Rom 12:21 KJV) Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

(Rom 12:2 KJV) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

(Rom 12:3 KJV) For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Bad pastors do seek personal glory, fame, riches, do abuse or neglect the sheep, they do cheat, lies, steal, commit adultery, do get drunk, for they are basically antichrists, seducers, imposters, hirelings, wolves in sheep clothing.

(Rom 16:18 KJV) For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

(James 4:17 KJV) Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

(1 Pet 3:11 KJV) Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

(3 John 1:11 KJV) Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
There are some jobs of being a pastor I really do not like, such as dealing with the bad wolves for instance.. and the sheep that leaves a good shepherd’s fold has the great risk of being abused by wolves, bears, etc., but there are some aspects of the jobs also that I do love, such as my writing out a God given, Biblical health prescription for a poor, and a very sick sheep.. and to next to see it work..

One thing I can tell you clearly for a start the devil cannot prevail against God, or against his sheep when they are sheltered in God, no matter how hard he tries.. and that is not my opinion, it is God’s truth, His Word on the subject topic.

(Psa 93:1 KJV) The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting. 3 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. 4 The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea. 5 Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.

(Psa 94:14 KJV) For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. 15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it. 16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? 17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. 18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up. 19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? 21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. 22 But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. 23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.

Rx

(Psa 95:1 KJV) O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. 3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. 5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. 6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. 7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

I can give you the prescription but you have to swallow, take it too.

(Psa 96:1 KJV) O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.

(Psa 96:2 KJV) Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; show forth his salvation from day to day.

(Psa 96:3 KJV) Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.

(Psa 96:4 KJV) For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

(Psa 96:5 KJV) For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

(Psa 96:6 KJV) Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

(Psa 96:7 KJV) Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

(Psa 96:8 KJV) Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.

(Psa 96:9 KJV) O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

(Psa 96:10 KJV) Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.

(Psa 96:11 KJV) Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

(Psa 96:12 KJV) Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice

(Psa 96:13 KJV) Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.

(Psa 97:1 KJV) The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.

(Psa 97:2 KJV) Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

(Psa 97:3 KJV) A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.

(James 4:11 KJV) Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

(James 4:13 KJV) Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

Obedience to God is essential even in the supposedly small things.

(1 Sam 15:22 KJV) Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

(James 1:21 KJV) Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Jesus Warns us

Jesus immediately also told all of his followers to be aware also of the false pastors, false teachers, false prophets, false persons in general

TIPS ON RECOGNIZING A FALSE, CULTIST LEADER,

“The Speaker she appeared honest and sincere. Her teachings were idealistic – She spoke of love for all mankind, peace, and abstinence from many vices in life” “These teachings initially seemed good to me and they went along with my idealistic thoughts. “”There was some personal, materialistic benefit, need for me in joining this group as well”. Even though they boasted continuously of not being a part of an established religion, I never suspected that I was becoming next part of a cult or the dangerous religious group.” “I had said that could never have happened to me before this. For she the speaker firstly herself did not practise these teachings of hers herself..” And by their own fruits you can tell who they are.. even by the evidence of spiritual inconsistencies in their own life, such as cheating, lying and stealing even. We were taught also that we were the sole family and that there were “no secrets or private business” in the family. We had to seek counsel only from the head, the sole leadership even in all things, even for selecting a marriage partner, for pursuing a career or higher education, job. We had to have his or her approval before leaving town on a vacation or job trip. He or she called it “having a covering.” In to the leader’s counsel brought anger and sure reprimand. We were told that submission and obedience on our part was required for our souls, that they were the sole ones appointed to look out for our souls. The Church leader, pastor even manipulated each of the members for their own personal gains.

“The things that I also lost, along with other members in the group was our right to privacy – to have one’s personal live and activities kept private”.” I lost this all for the common good supposedly.” One false rule was to only socialize within the group, our sole true spiritual family, so all other outsiders now were a part of the world destined for damnation. I was even discouraged from spending a lot of time with my own natural family. Even Marriage or any intimate relationship outside of the group was falsely forbidden, discouraged.” “My husband understood, saw the fallacy and mind controlling tactics that were being used and refused to continue with the group, but I wrongfully stayed with it”.

All persons need to be aware of the ear marks of mind control. Mind control is another form of slavery! Each one of us firstly must treasure the gift of human freedom in Christ to even think and choose for ourselves as Christ leads us himself.. be ye not false servants of men..We all are still personally accountable to and before God for our own acts, decisions next too.

Many unsuspecting persons are still taken today into a false Church, a cult, a clan, one that wrongfully favours a certain race, appearance even or a certain theology, goods, or a certain church style..

(Gal 1:6 KJV) I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. 10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should
not be the servant of Christ.

(Song 1:7 KJV) Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?8 If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds’ tents.

The body of Christ is one big fellowship of equals. of believers in Christ, so do beware of the isolationists, of someone who is too nice and kind, even who invites you even to to a house meeting or any church meeting where they do try to isolate you from all of the outside contacts with any other believers, they ask you to only do things their way, they do intensely cram you with INFORMATION on why their group alone is good and correct.BEWARE! BEWARE of anyone that claims to have the sole divine gift or calling to lead followers into perfect truths and salvations. They are rather building followers after their own kind to hopefully bring glory upon themselves, to seduce you even, to be worshipped by you and other men as well, and even to financially profit as a result too. Follow after Christ and his flock and not mere men and women.. “While searching for the truth I still fell into a pit”..

ONE OF THE BEST WAY TO CATCH FISH STILL
IS WITH LIVE BAIT OR PARTIAL TRUTHS.

“All the great outpourings of the past have had their outstanding truths. Luther’s truth was Justification by Faith. Wesley’s was Sanctification. The Baptists taught the premillenial [sic] coming of Christ. The Missionary Alliance taught Divine Healing. The Pentecostal outpouring has restored the Baptism of the Holy Ghost to its rightful place. The next great outpouring is going to be marked by all these other truths plus such a demonstration of the nine gifts of the Spirit as the world, not even the Apostolic world, has ever witnessed before. This revival will be short and will be the last before the Rapture of the Church.”

And yet in many of these same groups the followers, and leaders still next became corrupt..

EVEN IF A GROUP HOLDS TO SOME VALID TRUTHS SUCH AS
– Jesus Christ is the sole Savior, Lord of your life.
– The concept of the restoration of the Tabernacle of David. Praise & Worship emphasized as a means to usher (1) in God’s presence and (2) to usher God’s people into His presence. Singing in the spirit congregationally, I.e. in other tongues. The “song of the Lord” a prophetic song or one in other tongues but interpreted
– The belief that God has now restored all the ministry gifts back to the Church, especially the office of the prophet and apostle {this is where today’s prophetic/apostolic move comes from}.
– The practice of laying on of hands to be filled with the Holy Spirit (and the evidence of speaking in other tongues).
– The practice of laying on of hands to impart spiritual gifts
– The belief Christians can be demonized and need to be delivered through the laying on of hands.
– Divine healing is obtained by faith and also is imparted via the laying on of hands
– Emphasis on spiritual warfare
– Emphasis on personal and directive prophecy
– Anointed Women have a full and equal ministry role in the Church, I.e. women pastors, prophetesses, elders, etc.
– The Rapture, the second coming of Christ is inevitable, soon
– Emphasis on Missions, evangelism..

The same group can still be false, led by false men and not by the Holy Spirit.

Some quick signs of a false, cultist leader is that one rapidly sees their own personal visible inconsistences, they even show false partialities towards certain persons, they can be seen by their own lack of love towards others, and by their being mostly unavailable to help others now as well. They are also know to run away from prayer meetings.. they hold strange and different doctrines too.. and are known for supporting isolated verses of scriptures and making major doctrines of them too.

(John 10:1 KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee
from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

(John 15:10 KJV) If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

The true pastor nurtures and nourishes his congregation and is available to them even at off hours. He knows his accountability is to God first, and then the to church. I have use the word “true” in this essay concerning pastors and now I want to help you identify false pastors.

I was once attending a local church. God told me to go there but not to talk to any of the pastors, church leaders. I found out next firsthand how crooked they were too . They too liked to preach forced submission by asking “Are you under the authority of our godly pastor or our group of elders who can shepherd you ? ” While subjection in the new testament is mutual and not enforceable, only voluntary, in a false sect the leadership clearly demands that they must be obeyed at all times yes even to to their expectations of a controlling, dominating leadership, as they supposedly strive to maintain your salvation, and help to disciple you. They also do seem want control in every area of your personal life especially your money too. You seem to wrongfully sign your own full life away when you become a member of their group. They clearly stated that nobody outside their group is really acceptable to go to heaven. They do also hide behind Christian-sounding names such as the Christian center, the Victory church, the Chapel, etc.,, but as usual the pastors and elders themselves and visibly next did not keep the moral laws of the Bible, they evidently lied, slandered, committed adultery, even abused and stole monies. Public exposure still also worked best here too to close this false, corrupt church.. Sadly since before and even after that time I have seem many false churches like that too. Most of the churches I have been too so far, but not all. Jesus is the only head of the church.. and also these false submissions issues where the pastors do too often try to make slaves of their personal adherents is really unacceptable. Let me also tell you what Jesus told me ” if you let someone else tell you what to do you will, will go crazy then “People do have to be told these truths too. Jesus is our sole Lord, not firstly any church or pastor, or elder or leader as well. God is firstly also concerned about our direct fellowship with him all the time .. while the liars say and think that going only to their church meeting 3 or 8 times a weeks is what God means.. it is not.