Virtue

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Phl 4:5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

It’s easy to criticise rather than to become the change or reflect the solution…..never forget the virtue of Christ 2peter 1:4-5

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The Gift

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To what benefit do you think, the gifts & power Jesus had,
would achieved if he didn’t display any virtue…


Mat 26:51 one of Jesus’ companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.

Mat 26:52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.

Mat 26:53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?

Mat 26:54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?”

Virtue
Greek Transliteration.
aretē
Pronunciation
ä-re-tā’ (Key)

1) a virtuous course of thought, feeling and action
a) virtue, moral goodness
2) any particular moral excellence, as modesty, purity

The prophetic calendar teach us some things must happen (Don’t be bitter) but then the Gospel will be preached then the end will come.
If we lose the virtuous life giving message! Are we harming the beauty of the message of salvation…

“Fellowship is life”

Don’t make God or the things of God an idol

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Relative post: can I question my belief…


Luk 21:5 Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said,
As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.”

Many may not know or understand that this prophesy was a sign of the end also the end of “temple worship” as God no longer dwell’s in buildings only in the regenerated men & women check the history relating to this prophesy.. 70AD.

The temple worship in context of this scripture illustrates idolatry, placing more value on the building rather than the purpose of the building. In previous scripture Jesus rebukes the customs and practises that were evident in temple worship check the scriptures Matt 11:15-17

“Question

What happens when God Is reduced to an idea, opinion or a particular race or gender…

The whole thing become an idol

Greek translation: eidōlon
Pronunciation: ā’-dō-lon

1) an image , likeness, whatever represents the form of an object, either real or imaginary, apparitions, spectres, phantoms of the mind.
2) The image of an heathen god, a false god

Thats right…

When the God of the whole universe is reduced to our own understanding or our own beliefs we become heavily opinionated, ugly and disfigured void of any virtue at all.


Hbr 3:3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.

Making a good thing the ultimate thing….Is an idol.

“Fellowship is life”

A renewed desire

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The psalms gives us a clear insight of the life & experiences, that lead David into an intimate relationship with God, which defines him a worship indeed.

I guess you know the life story of David, he often lived in danger, the result of a defiant king name saul unwilling to do right in the sight of the lord.

Saul wasn’t his only enemy.
After defeating the philistines
David inherited a new enemy as king saul sought to kill him because of his popularity, the result why he lived in caves and the wilderness, between Israel and the land of the philistines

The beautiful psalms we read today was birthed out of fear,desperation and trusting God as David grew to know the lord as his fortress and strong tower.

When my Godly desire fades…there is a psalm I like to remind myself about in chapter 27 of the psalms


Psa 27:4 One thing i have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple.

David’s desire for God was some thing he had to seek after… which always reminds me to commit myself towards the things that I desire in relation to God .

Psa 27:8 When You said “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, LORD, I will seek.”

David’s heart was in sink with the heart of God, as his own desperation only cause him to draw closer to God.

In conclusion ~

David desire was to dwell in the presence of the lord also to see • The beauty of the lord To inquire of the lord.
which means to me, seeking guidance in his decision making but the heart of the message for me today is about the room I give the lord to renew my desire which I must also endeavour
to seek after…

“Fellowship is life”

Intentional worship

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Thinking!

would i wish this for anyone else

hm…

Knowing what to do, mile away though!

Rise up…

Is it…Pain pleasure ~ no worship

Wasn’t I made for this…

So, why am i unwilling

I have the will..

The will to worship to be thankful

Honour him ~ bow down, praise sing
songs of adoration

Hallow his name stand in awe
~ SHOUT!

Shout with the voice of triumph

The victory is yours

It’s yours

After all

“Intentional worship my prized secret”

To worship ~ is my strength

My strength is to worship!

You…


©Copyright 2012 written by:Peter Johnson

Another inspiration, from Phil 4:13

My God, help me…

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your not here for my convenience ~

More like for my betterment…

You said ask and it shall be given

If I ask according to your will ~

…Does this mean I can ask amiss…

Hm..

Then, not everything I ask for is good for me..

If I’m..harming myself please deliver me

My choices are many but you know what’s best ~

I once heard a prayer from a wise man and he said:


Pro 30:7 “Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me before I die:

Pro 30:8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.

Pro 30:9 Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

“This is the faith of a wise man”

Today our heart & prayers are with the jobless, homeless and the broken, in need of a touch from the lord.

Fellowship is life

Learning from others

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Ecc 7:16 Do not be overly righteous, Nor be overly wise: Why should you destroy yourself?

Ecc 7:18 it is good that you grasp this, And also not remove your hand from the other; For he who fears God will escape them all.

“Fellowship is life”

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