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We Must Take Care of Those in Full Time Ministry!


http://bible.com/59/DEU12.19.ESV Take care that you do not neglect the Levite as long as you live in your land.

The Levite is our equivilant of full time ministers. It’s true God has called us all into ministry, or to minister is some way shape or form, but some minister or have been called to minister every day of their lives! They can’t go and work to pay for expenses they need to be busy full time for Jesus. We must take care of them, if our jobs keep us more than 3 days a week. These people need all our support to continue strong in their fields. And let them be worth their wages! If they work hard bless them abundantly, but if they’re lazy let God be their judge. Take care of all the servants of God, amen. Always a blessing, QuickStudyPro

Hearty Facts: Charles Spurgeon (On Praying)

Hearty Facts: Charles Spurgeon (On Praying).

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Hearty Facts: Charles Spurgeon (On Praying)

Charles_Spurgeon_2[1]I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach” ~ Charles Spurgeon

Charles Spurgeon was known as the “Prince of Preachers” and in his lifetime it is believed that he preached to over 10, 000, 000 people. It was said that even when he went to test out a venue and its acoustic properties, that he cried in a loud voice, “Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world” a worker in the one of the galleries testified years later that the message “came like a message from heaven to his soul” and brought him peace in “beholding the Lamb of God.” Some facts about the great advocates of God! Go, pray more, then preach the booming truths! Blessings, Qsp.

Exposition from James 1:9-10 ~ “Where are My people?”

wpid-images-4.jpegJames 1:9-10

“Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and let the rich in his humilation – since they will pass away like a wild flower.”

I praise the God who keeps us clear of pride. Thank you, Jesus.

Why do these instructions make sense in the kingdom of God?

Firstly, we need to define some of these words used. Take the ‘exhaltation’ concept found in this passage. Clearly within this passage the word we’re defining relates to the lowly brother vs the rich – and means to be rised up above, or be set in a higher position. It is clearly a position of honor, and more desirable before God. Within this passage we see the use of opposition statemens, ie. lowly/rich, which makes this point very clear. Who are the rich, and why should they ‘boast in their humliation? Within v11 we find scripture describe why like a ‘wid flower’ is beautiful for a season it will be scorched by the sun and fade away in that vanity. So what do we make of financial gains? The gains in and of themselves are not evil, it is the rich man mentality of ‘pursuing’ them (v11) that will disappoint every time in relation to the kingdom of God.

The Lowly Can Boast, The Rich Cannot.

The poor/lowly are given permission to boast because their outcomes are praise to God not themselves. It is about being God-reliant rather than self-reliant according to HELPS™Word-studies ‘5011’. Also it needs to be noted within this passage lowly does refer to financial situation more so. The word used – ταπεινός, – can mean lowly in spirit, because the passage is contrasted to the rich man. The concept however of staying humble dispite any financial situation is the greatest key though! It is still the focus of the kingdom, someone relying on God verses relying on themselves.

God bless, From Quick Study Prophetic

Be Angry, But DO NOT Sin. EPHESIANS 4:26

Be Angry, But DO NOT Sin. EPHESIANS 4:26.

You Can Walk In Peace And Live a Life Fulfilled


straight_road_to_nowhere-2560x1600To the believer there is no mystery, there is no fumbling.

That means there is no need to be confused about anything the Lord desires in your life. God is King so let Him lead you. God has given us all sufficient information. There is no need for any confusion.

Sufficient for the day is its own troubles.” – Matt 6:34

Do not be anxious about tomorrow.” – Matt 6:34

And if you have made plans and decided life is about making plans and if God desires to show up he will, then you must say. “If God wills” I will do this or that.

That means if you discover at any point that the thing you’re doing or have committed to is not the Lord, then you Must cease from that plan immediately. There is no need for confusion in the body of Christ.

So don’t make it complicated, because it is not. God has given you everything that you need for Today. The question is, are you being faithful with what He has given you? Ask yourself is there any fruit, because that’s how you will know that.

God Bless, QSP

Be Angry, But DO NOT Sin. EPHESIANS 4:26

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“Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger” Ephesians 4:26


Isn’t it interesting, the word used here for ‘anger’ is literally translated from the word for anger. The Greek word ‘ὀργίζω’ means to be irritated, provoked, or moved with anger. However we seem to shun this emotion with the deepest of wrongs. The actual reality is there are numerous emotions which the Christian today thinks they need to avoid, when scripture doesn’t even rule against them. Why is that, is the actual question therefore?

Focusing on our proof text, we need to understand anger and what it means to express it in its proper context. And to clear the stage, this is not permission to run around angry either. Firstly we need to know God is completely against sin full stop end of story. God is holy and His ways are perfect. These are fundamental principles which we must work from. Yet scripture reveals a God whose anger was often stirred against persistent sin, even resulting in Him destroying or desiring to destroy his own people! So how do we make sense of that!? Here is where we need to discover what the righteousness of God entails and how we can identify that. God is always right, and let every human be called a liar. GOD’S WORD® (English translation) translates Ephesians 4:26 is a more dense light and I think it helps, as follows, “Be angry without sinning. Don’t go to bed angry.” So be angry, but do so without getting into anything sinful. Let’s keep going because we got to know what constitutes sin in this regard – how being angry is not bad, but it is warned against turning into sin.

So let’s ask the questions why is acknowledging/being angry important, and why does God Himself do it? Let’s look at a definition of anger found in the Strong’s concordance:

Sinful (unnecessary) anger” focuses on punishing the offender rather than the moral content of the offense.” [see, 3710 [e], “anger“, Strong’s Concordance]

It is not your job to punish the offender, but it is your job to raise the offense and be angry toward an offence. The offense is the reason behind why someone may be angry. You are not sinning when it is about an issue, but you are sinning when you personally attack the offender, the person.

For example, if we find a child crying because someone mistreated them we don’t simply pretend it never happened. No, but we find out who it was and address them. It is the same for an offense. It is not some virtual or hypothetical situation, but you were left feeling wronged. These need addressing. When the bible says – be angry, but do not sin – it means shine a light on the offense not the offender. If the offender however will not hear you out (repent, or say sorry) the light actually does shift onto them according to teachings of Christ. Jesus actually shares that in such a situation of ongoing denial to eventually consider that person a “Gentile” – aka a sinner (Matt18:15). However focusing on the instance once again, we see this is the very reason we are warned to protect ourselves from bitterness. We need to sort these things out early in our relationships. It can begin to cause a lot of problems down the track if we don’t (“be careful that no root of bitterness spring up” – Heb12:15). Jesus goes on to explain how we should approach someone who has offended you:

“If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” Luke 17:3-4

If your brother does not repent there is no forgiveness. It’s that simple. Leave that person to God, because God says He will not ignore those wrongs in Heaven (Romans 12:19). But if he/she hears you out, that’s awesome news, because now you’ve won your brother/sister – and I personally believe a much stronger relationship! 🙂 Being angry at an offence, is completely fine and it is actually healthy. This is not the evil. Sin is the evil. And so long as your upset is focused on the offense, you are still within the parameters of God’s grace.

Sin or Offense, which one is it?

The reason we can speak of both sin and offense in the same sentence, is because they are actually interchangeable in their meaning. They mean the same thing. Sin is an offense against God. This is the reason why love is so necessary in walking a life with God. We accept His correction as love don’t we? This is because He desires to remain in relationship with us. If He didn’t care He could quite easily move on, however He labors. This is love! 🙂 It’s how we got saved in the first place – we said sorry, and He forgave us. We’re now in right relationship. This is the same for our human relationships. To love our neighbor is to talk, and anger is not the evil, the offense is. Love rejoices in the truth does it not? (1 Corinthians 13:6)

Even God in His anger and frustration did something about it He sent His Son. To pay the price for our offense. The truth is we’re still human and capable of offending, even towards God, but He still corrects those He loves. This is the reason Jesus say’s in the above passage even if a brother comes to you seven times and repents, we must forgive him every time. Emotion to the offense is not a sin, but toward the offender is. Therefore keep your emotion, and speak from the heart in the hope of restoring your relationship.

God’s richest blessings upon you all in Jesus Christ name, QSP.

In the end eternal life.

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“Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”

There is a kingdom and a way of life.

The temporal realm is one which passes away, Jesus says here set God first in your life, get your priorities straight, God’s work is where fulfillment lies. This is the major paradigm shift we’re to go through as believers. The place where the drives and aspirations of this world don’t mean anything at all. SEEK ETERNAL LIFE in other words! There is no need to flounder here and there only the pursuing the bread given from the Son of man. Did you know this was/is the same very concept Jesus lived by and called us to live by? In the desert [Matt4:4; Luke4:4 quoting Duet8:3 ] Jesus quoted to Satan, “Man does not live on bread alone but every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Father.”

Jesus valued kingdom and eternity more.

There is no doubt in my mind that Jesus know the order of things –  get your instructions from the Father and carry them out here on the earth despite comfort or pleasure. The cross is a very significant example of that very thing. Jesus stood there, in the garden, and in much angst pleaded for the cup to part from him. This means his orders were going to lead him to a place where he would be hurt, and he was not liking the idea. However he finishes his statement, “Not my will but yours be done.” He also knew another very important principle and instruction which the Father had given him and that was, ‘it is your choice.’ So Jesus chose despite the odds and the pain to pursue and continue through with the Fathers leading.

See God never forces his will, but he does desire it to be done.

We need to make the decisions which count. The decisions which eat from the bread of life, Jesus Christ. It is the eternal things which matter most not the here and now. In the here and now you most probably will die for following through with the leading’s of the Lord, however these are far more important and worthy than any other thing you’ve ever stood for or will ever stand for. God bless, Quickstudypro.

Life’s decisions – which way?


*Making decisions is part of life, and God’s involvement is vital if we’re to know we’re choosing wisely and surely. God bless, qsp

Agents of darkness at work.


*NBD spoken of here stands for New Bible Dictionary 1996. *The lead in was caused by a dream I had last night where people were causing bitterness and strife. A nightmare really, but something which does happen when you believe in truth. They become targets because of their goodness and truth. Thus exposing the spirit of antichrist and his demeanor. Blessings, qsp

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