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Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences was a TV game show that ran in some form from 1950 until 1988. Contestants chosen from the audience would answer a silly question (truthfully)  or face the consequences,  usually a silly prank or trick.

Whether we walk in the light of the Spirit or in the darkness of our flesh, truth and consequences apply to both.  I used to tell my kids that there were good consequences for good actions and bad consequences for bad (sinful) actions.

We do not have a sinful nature. But even those of us who belong to Christ  disobey  and sin at times.  That’s because we still have flesh and it is battling with the Holy Spirit constantly. Our sins have all been forgiven at the cross. But we will not escape consequences for our actions–good or bad. It is the same for sinful or righteous behavior. There are simply consequences no matter which way we lean. We will not nor can we escape them.

 The Holy Spirit may convict us of our sins and make them obvious to us. He will show us God’s truth and make it obvious to us when we sin.  That’s when we’ll have the choice of repenting or suffering the consequences for disregarding the truth and following our flesh. Even if we’ve repented from flesh behavior, and started sewing seed from the Spirit, we need to be aware that we may still reap consequences from PAST sowing after the flesh.

God

The war within all believers

God’s Holy Spirit and our flesh are at war with each other 24/7– 365. Our  Flesh craves attention from the world and all it has to offer. While the Holy Spirit seeks to teach us God’s perfect will and purpose for our lives and convict us of our sin.  The two are diametrically opposed to each other and wage war against each other at every turn. 

Monday we begin a new series on For His Glory We’ll  lay bare  some of the common struggles our flesh  goes through with the Holy Spirit.We’ll explore choices our flesh can make to walk in the light of the Spirit and God’s will and perfect plan for our lives.

See you all back here Monday

God, Identity In Christ

How well do you know your true self?

Biblical Principals, Exchanged Life, God, God's Will, God's Word, Grace, Grace / Mercy, Identity In Christ, Jesus, Life, Love, The Gospel, The Holy Spirit, Truth

Three Parts Of Man — Body, Soul, Spirit

God, Identity In Christ

What’s the difference between knowing and believing?

A Personal Relationship With God, abiding in Christ, Almighty God, attitude, behavior, Bible, Biblical Principals, choices, God, God's love, God's omnipotence, God's Power, God's Will, Grace, Grace / Mercy, How God Loves Us, If You Are In Christ . . ., In the presence of God, Jesus, Love, Peace, protection, Relationship With God, The Solution, trusting God, Truth

What resentment can do

behavior, God, God's love, Grace, Grace / Mercy, growth, Obedience, The Holy Spirit

What’s your social intelligence quotient?

abiding in Christ, behavior, choices, freedom, God, God's Sovereignty, God's Will, Grace / Mercy, How God Loves Us, Obedience, The Holy Spirit

How can anything so beautiful be so nasty?

A Personal Relationship With God, Biblical Principals, choices, Friendship, God's Sovereignty, God's Word, Grace, Grace / Mercy, Life, Love, Peace, Righteousness, Serving others, sharing, The Gospel, The Gospel of Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, Truth, What I Believe

in a little while. . .

choices, Forgiveness, Friendship, God, God's love, God's purpose, God's Sovereignty, God's Word, Grace, Grace / Mercy

Are We One With God?

A Personal Relationship With God, behavior, Bible Study, Biblical Principals, choices, God's purpose, God's Sovereignty, Grace, Truth

A Perfect Memory

A Personal Relationship With God, behavior, choices, God, God's love, God's Will, God's Word, Grace / Mercy, The Holy Spirit, Truth

Voices

A Personal Relationship With God, God's Sovereignty, God's Word, Grace, Grace / Mercy, The Gospel of Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, Truth

Those Awful Flesh Patterns

Biblical Principals, Friendship, God, God's Sovereignty, Life, Relationship With God, Truth

It’s All Just Practice, Folks

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The Hurricane Life

God, God's omnipotence, God's Sovereignty, God's Will, Grace, Obedience, The Holy Spirit, Truth

They Made It Across The Red Sea

Exchanged Life, God, God's Will, God's Word, Grace, Life, Love, Righteousness, The Gospel, Truth

Walking In “Newness” Of Life

Identity In Christ

God’s Canning Process: Sealing

Identity In Christ

God’s Canning Process: Filling

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Simple

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

We have an overwhelming tendency to complicate simple things. We have all heard the K.I.S.S. principle, but we seldomkiss apply it. James Madison, our fourth President, warned against creating laws  “so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they can not be understood.”¹

I guess our lawmakers were on the campaign trail or a fact-finding junket in Maui when Madison said that.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is so simple a child can understand it.  When we’re talking about the Gospel to folks, or even to each other, we don’t have to explain justification or sanctification or election or the Trinity or grace. The best Gospel we can ever preach is the one we live out. That sermon will preach clearer and simpler than any testimony we could share with words.

¹Our Daily Bread devotional for April 10, 2013, Keep It Simple, by Dave Egner, was the inspiration for this devotional today on For His Glory

God, Grace, Love, Peace

Gay Marriage Post Draws Fire, Favor

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Blissfully Ignorant in My Church: Welcoming Differences, Avoiding Division – Part 3

God, God's Power, God's Sovereignty, God's Will, God's Word, Grace / Mercy, Guest Blogger, Jesus, Service

Preparing For Your Calling — Believing Jesus’ Teachings

By Author Amanda Beth
Guest Blogger and Author

In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.

—2 Timothy 2:20

This is the seventh message in my series on preparing for your calling.  Continue reading

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Lose The Law, Grab The Grace

Editor’s Note: Revelations In Writing is fast becoming one of my favorite blogs to read.  Shannon E. Moreno is fast becoming one of my favorite blog writers. First and foremost, Shannon and I are on the same page spiritually in our identities in Christ. Secondly, she is a gifted and devoted writer. It is obvious Shannon loves the Lord and allows the Holy Spirit to guide her heart and her writing.

“For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on a promise; but God in His grace gave it to Abraham through a promise.” – Galatians 3:18

If our salvation depends on our following of religious laws, rituals and customs, then it does not come from Jesus, Continue reading

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The Church: Harlot Or Bride? Megachurches Marketing To Consumers