Which of you convinceth me of sin? Written by Rev.Anthony Smith
Which of you convinceth me of sin? by Anthony Smith
Which of you convinceth me of sin? There are some who ask, ”Where do you receive your inspiration to write messages from God?” And answer I give them is some what unorthadoxed. Most of my inspiration comes from hatred of this world for truth. Some times it comes from hatred from Christians, that become offended by truth of Scripture. The Bible is not a book of conciliation but a book of truths. God offers no compromise in His word, but He offers reasoning between Him and us. Jesus knew that there would be many that would become offended by truth just as when Pharisees came against Him in John 8:42-49. But this did not stop Him from telling truth. There are many verses in Scripture that I remember but these next stand out most. Matthew 13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. Matthew 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive greater condemnation. Our condemnation comes from many sources, lost, world, Satan, establishment of mans science, and yes, sometimes from Christians and Church. Why are we as ministers of Gospel condemned so harshly? “For in many things we offend all.” We offend because we use word of God to rebuke, reprove and teach, word of Truth. Call no Man Father, No drunker-ed shall enter into Kingdom of Heaven, Homo-sexuality is an abomination to God, Who has correct intrepretation, ect, ect. James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle whole body. There is no perfect man, no one who can bridle whole body, nor take controll of tong. I’ve never seen any one walk on water nor perform any myrical. A minister is not a crowd pleaser but an ambasidor of Christ. He’s not a comedian but a messenger of truth. He’s not a puppet but a master with ordination from God. He’s is not an orator of just Good news but a sword of righteousness who preaches salvation and punishment of Hell Fire and Brimstone to those who refuse to believe. A minister is not a baby sitter for your salvation but an a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. So you say, ”If a Minister is not a, crowd pleaser, comedian, puppet, baby sitter or an orator,Then what is a Minister?” Romans 13:4 For he is minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not sword in vain: for he is minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Which of you convinceth me of sin?
Prioritize Your Life for SuccessWritten by Jan Wallen
Today, it is hard to open an e-mail newsletter, a website, or an offline magazine and not see someone talking up importance of time management.
The time management gurus are going out of their way to teach us how to set priorities in our work week, how to organize those priorities, and then finally stick to our priorities to get more done. I applaud their efforts.
Yet in all of dozens of articles that I have read that speak of importance and power of priorities in our work day, I have yet to see one person apply this principle to our lives outside of our jobs.
Let me show you how this is important. There are in fact 168 hours in a week. Of those 168 hours, we spend about 40 of them working, and we spend about 4 hours a week in transit to and from our jobs. As a result, we are spending just over one quarter of our lives taking care of business.
We spend approximately another 56 hours each week sleeping and another 7 hours grooming ourselves each week. Add to this 7 hours we spend eating, and we are left with 54 hours in our week that no one is talking about.
I find it truly startling that people fill volumes talking about how to manage just over 25% of our week, and completely ignore another 33% of our week that is left to our free time pursuits.
Most times when I count down these numbers for people, they are dumbfounded to realize that they have more free time available to them than they spend actually working! Work seems such a prevalent portion of our lives that we fail to realize that we have lives beyond work.
So let me ask you a question. One third of your life is devoted to non-work related activities. What priorities have you set for yourself during these 54 non-work hours available each week? Okay, now let me take that same question one step further. Are you acting on these priorities each day? If I asked your children what priorities you have set for your own life, how would THEY respond?
So many people recognize a need to set priorities on job. Yet most of these same people fail to place priorities on their lives. Why do people recognize need for one and not other? Some would say that problem is rooted in not having God in their lives. But, even that falls far short of truth.
Even Christians fall into this same rut. That seems to cancel out argument about a lack of God in our lives.
The only argument that bears out in fact is that we pay more attention to giving our priorities lip service, than we do to finding strength, determination, and integrity toward defining and then honoring any real priorities in our lives.