God's Armorbearer & The Ministry of Details

Written by Earma Brown

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•Self-control. In exercising knowledge, develop self-control. We live in a world of steadily decreasing self-control. The number of road rage incidents is evidence to that. More than half of U.S. Adults are over-weight.16 Many suffer from lack of control in eating habits. Drug abuse and overdose have increased beyond what our ancestors would recognize. In gaining self-control, more and more we learn to put aside our own desires so that we may fulfill God’s desires.

•Patience. When allowingrepparttar Holy Spirit to help you gain more self-control, add patience. I overheard a teacher’s advice to his student, “Never pray for patience, because you will get lots of problems with opportunity to learn patience.” The student’s reply was, “I don’t believe that God would send me problems to teach me anything.” Look in on whatrepparttar 145045 Apostle Paul writesrepparttar 145046 Roman Christians, “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us—they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it, until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady.” 17 What do you think ofrepparttar 145047 teacher’s advice?

•Godliness. As you develop patience, put aside your own desires in an increasing measure, so that God may have His way with you in godliness. The Apostle Peter wroterepparttar 145048 Jewish Christians and now us, “Obey God, because you are His children; don’t slip back into your old ways—doing evil because you knew no better. However, be holy now in everything you do, just asrepparttar 145049 Lord is holy, who invited you to be His child. He Himself said, ‘You must be holy, for I am holy.’” 18

•Brotherly affection. When practicing godliness, develop brotherly affection. Love one another with brotherly affection—as members of one family—giving precedence and showing honor to one another.19 Loverepparttar 145050 brotherhood of believers.20 Pray for God’s people with strong purpose. As you pray forrepparttar 145051 Body of Christ, interceding on their behalf, your concern will become Christ’s compassion. Your hands and feet will become Christ’s members, reaching out torepparttar 145052 saints. Your affection will become Christ’s love flowing through you for His Church.21

•Love. When praying forrepparttar 145053 church in brotherly affection, finally add love. Let love guide your speech and actions. In my B.C. before Christ days, I would often hurt others by just bluntly telling themrepparttar 145054 truth. If anyone would say anything to me about it, I would respond with, “Well, it wasrepparttar 145055 truth!” After meeting Christ, I continued with this speakingrepparttar 145056 truth. But each time I did, I would feel so miserable, I was compelled to apologize. Later, after prayer,repparttar 145057 Holy Spirit instructed me I could speakrepparttar 145058 truth, but in love. I discovered that truth in love is often silent. Let love guide your actions. The Apostle John wrote to his friends inrepparttar 145059 faith, “Little children, let us stop just saying we love people; let us really love them, and show it by our actions.” 22 Let love guide your life. Grow to love more and more.

The more we add and develop these qualities in our life,repparttar 145060 more useful and fruitful we will be to our Master, Lord Jesus. We will becomerepparttar 145061 special vessels prepared and ready forrepparttar 145062 Master’s use. In Paul’s second letter to Timothy, he encourages us to be likerepparttar 145063 expensive dishes in God’s house, “If you stay away from sin, you will be like one of these dishes made of purest gold—the very best inrepparttar 145064 house—so that Christ Himself can use you for His highest purposes.” 23

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Revelations A Study. Section 11.

Written by REv. Anthony Smith

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These next two verses; 10 & 11, showrepparttar punishment of Hell. Rev 14:10 The same shall drink ofrepparttar 144795 wine ofrepparttar 144796 wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture intorepparttar 144797 cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone inrepparttar 144798 presence ofrepparttar 144799 holy angels, and inrepparttar 144800 presence ofrepparttar 144801 Lamb: Rev 14:11 Andrepparttar 144802 smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worshiprepparttar 144803 beast and his image, and whosoever receivethrepparttar 144804 mark of his name. [Ref; Isa_33:14, Isa_34:10; Joe_2:30; Luk_16:23, Deu_28:65; Isa_57:20] Rev 14:12 Here isrepparttar 144805 patience ofrepparttar 144806 saints: here are they that keeprepparttar 144807 commandments of God, andrepparttar 144808 faith of Jesus. Rev 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed arerepparttar 144809 dead which die inrepparttar 144810 Lord from henceforth{These arerepparttar 144811 ones mentioned in {Rev 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell onrepparttar 144812 earth?}: Yea, saithrepparttar 144813 Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Rev 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and uponrepparttar 144814 cloud one sat like untorepparttar 144815 Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle {Ref;Joe_3:12, Joe_3:13; Mat_13:30; Mar_4:29}. Rev 14:15 And another angel came out ofrepparttar 144816 temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat onrepparttar 144817 cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: forrepparttar 144818 time is come for thee to reap; forrepparttar 144819 harvest ofrepparttar 144820 earth is ripe. Rev 14:16 And he that sat onrepparttar 144821 cloud thrust in his sickle onrepparttar 144822 earth; andrepparttar 144823 earth was reaped.[ 14:15 & 14:16, Rapture of Saints fromrepparttar 144824 Earth] Great violence and death takes place in this area of time uponrepparttar 144825 earth. Gods patience with man is over. Rev. 14:17 thru 14:20, judgment and death come uponrepparttar 144826 inhabitents ofrepparttar 144827 earth that followedrepparttar 144828 Beast. [Ref; Isa_62:1, Isa_62:6, Isa_62:7, Jer_51:33; Joe_3:13; Zec_5:6-11;] Rev 14:17 And another angel came out ofrepparttar 144829 temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. Rev 14:18 And another angel came out fromrepparttar 144830 altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that hadrepparttar 144831 sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gatherrepparttar 144832 clusters ofrepparttar 144833 vine ofrepparttar 144834 earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. Rev 14:19 Andrepparttar 144835 angel thrust in his sickle intorepparttar 144836 earth, and gatheredrepparttar 144837 vine ofrepparttar 144838 earth, and cast it intorepparttar 144839 great winepress ofrepparttar 144840 wrath of God. Rev 14:20 Andrepparttar 144841 winepress was trodden withoutrepparttar 144842 city, and blood came out ofrepparttar 144843 winepress = {Isa_34:5-7, Isa_66:24; Eze_39:17-21, Isa_63:1-3}, even untorepparttar 144844 horse bridles ={5 to 6 ft.}, byrepparttar 144845 space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.=A unit for measuring distance, equal to 1/8 mile (201 meters).The spiritual meaning indicates great violence and death to all unbelievers. Isa 66:24 [ a window into hell is opened, those that are left alive will be able to seerepparttar 144846 consequences of rejecting Christ.]And they shall go forth, and look uponrepparttar 144847 carcases ofrepparttar 144848 men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh. We will get deeper into Babylonrepparttar 144849 city in future sections. end section 11.

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