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DON'T GIVE UP

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INTRODUCTION

SOME OF THE CHARACTERS IN THE BIBLE APPEAR TO BE FLAWLESS
BUT THE ONLY MAN IN HISTORY WITHOUT A SPOT OR A BLEMISH IS JESUS CHRIST
HOWEVER, I WAS LOOKING AT THE LIVES OF TWO EXEMPLARY MEN, JOSEPH AND DANIEL
I BEGAN TO STUDY THE LIFE OF JOSEPH IN A DEEPER WAY AND BEGAN TO FIND THE NEED OF GOD’S GRACE IN CERTAIN AREAS
REGARDLESS OF HOW PERFECT SOME MAY APPEAR TO BE, EVERYONE NEEDS THE GRACE OF GOD
ESPECIALLY HIS FATHER, JACOB
VERSE NUMBER 3 TELLS US THAT ISRAEL OR JACOB LOVED JOSEPH MORE THAN ANY OF HIS OTHER SONS AND MADE HIM A COAT OF MANY COLORS
NOW THE HEBREW WORD IS QUITE HARD TO TRANSLATE.
IT MAY MEAN, MANY COLORS
IT MAY MEAN, RICHLY JEWELED, BUT THE KEY THING IS THE WORD RICH
JACOB LAVISHED MONEY ON JOSEPH IN A WAY THAT HE DIDN’T GIVE IT TO ANY OF THE OTHER BROTHERS, AND WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS THERE IS YOUR HEART
IN OTHER WORDS, JOSEPH HAD BECOME THE IDOL OF JACOB’S LIFE, THE GOD, THE CENTRAL SOURCE OF JOY AND LOVE IN HIS LIFE
AS A RESULT, IT POISONED THE ENTIRE FAMILY SYSTEM
WHENEVER THERE IS SOMETHING IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU PLACE HIGHER THAN GOD, IT WILL POISON YOU
A CHILD, A CAR, A BUSINESS, A CAREER, A WIFE, A HUSBAND, Materialism, MONEY, FRIENDS, SELF
JOSEPH IS THE FAVORED SON, AND TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, HE BRINGS AN EVIL REPORT ABOUT HIS BROTHERS, GOSSIPING
WE CANNOT ASCERTAIN WHEN JOSEPH RECEIVED HIS COAT OF MANY COLORS, BUT IT COULD BE THAT IT CAME AFTER THE REPORT
POSSIBLY A REWARD FOR BEING BETTER, FOR BEING HONEST
BECAUSE THE NEXT TIME THAT WE ARE TOLD WHEN THE BROTHERS GO OUT SHEPHERDING AGAIN, JOSEPH IS AT HOME
POSSIBLY, HE IS BACK HOME WITH HIS FANCY SUIT, SITTING WITH HIS FEET UP ON THE COUCH, WHILE HIS BROTHERS ARE OUT IN THE FIELDS, WORKING
JOSEPH WAS TREATED WITH MUCH MORE FAVORITISM; HE IS THE SON OF JACOB’S FAVORITE WIFE, THE SON OF HIS OLD AGE, AND SEEMINGLY HONEST AND TRUTHFUL ABOUT MATTERS OR RATHER A GOSSIPER WHO WANTS TO BE ELEVATED BY PUTTING OTHERS DOWN
I FIND IT QUITE AMAZING THAT THE BIBLE TELLS US THAT JOSEPH WAS THE SON OF JACOB’S OLD AGE, INSTEAD OF THE SON OF HIS FAVORITE WIFE
BY SAYING, HE IS THE SON OF HIS OLD AGE LINKS HIM WITH ISAAC WHOM SARAH BORE TO ABRAHAM IN HIS OLD AGE
THE SAME WORD IS USED OF ISAAC IN
THIS SUGGESTS THAT JOESPH WAS THE CHOSEN ONE. THAT JACOB LOVED JOSEPH MORE THAN HIS BROTHERS BECAUSE HE WOULD BE THE ONE WHO WOULD CARRY ON THE LINEAGE OF THE MESSIAH
REGARDLESS OF HOW MEN FELT ABOUT JOSEPH, SOMETHING SPECIAL WAS ABOUT THIS YOUNG MAN
WE ARE TOLD MANY TIMES THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE THAT THE FAVOR OF GOD WAS UPON HIM
WHEN YOU ARE THE OBJECT OF GOD’S FAVOR, YOU WILL UNWILLINGLY INVITE JEALOUS HATRED TOWARDS YOUR LIFE, AND MOST OF IT COMES FROM THEM THAT ARE NEAREST TO YOU
WHEN OTHERS RECOGNIZE THAT YOU HAVE FAVOR UPON YOUR LIFE, THEY WILL DESIRE TO BE AROUND YOU, BUT FOR SOME REASON IT IS THOSE CLOSEST TO YOU THAT YOUR FAVOR INVITES JEALOUSY AND HATE
AND JEALOUSY MIXED WITH HATRED MOVES TO MURDER
ESPECIALLY, AFTER HIS DREAMS, AS DREAMS IN THOSE DAYS WERE CONSIDERED HIGHLY TO BE A MEANS OIF DIVINE COMMUNICATION
HIS BROTHERS COULD NOT STAND HIM, THEY COULDN’T EVEN GIVE HIM A NORMAL GREETING-SHALOM
GOD SHOWED JOSEPH IN TWO DREAMS, HIS PURPOSE-GOD DIDN’T INCLUDE THE DETAILS BUT HE DID INCLUDE THE PURPOSE
ISN’T IT GREAT HOW GOD LEAVES OUT SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAILS
ULTIMATELY JOSEPH RECEIVED FAVOR FROM GOD
Proverbs 12:2 KJV 1900
A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: But a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
SINCE FAVOR IS A GUARANTEE OF SUCCESS, IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO FIND FAVOR FROM THE LORD
PROVER
Proverbs 12:2 KJV 1900
A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: But a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
THEREFORE I NEED TO TRUST GOD’S PROVIDENCE, PRIORITIZE GOD’S CHARACTER, AND PERFORM GOD’S PRINCIPLES

1. GOD’S PROVIDENCE

WE REALLY NEED TO LEARN HOW TO TRUST IN GOD’S GUIDANCE AND CARE AND PROVISION FOR THE FUTURE
THIS CAN BE VERY DIFFICULT AT TIMES AS GOD’S GUIDANCE AND CARE DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE GOD’S GUIDANCE AND CARE
LORD, I’M 3 YEARS OLD, TRAVELING DOWN THE NILE REIVER AND THERE ARE ALLIGATORS AND SNAKES AND ALL KINDS OF OTHER FLESH EATING CREATURES
BUT, GOD SAYS, MY PROVIDENCE IS GOING TO GET YOU TO YOUR PURPOSE
YOU CAN TRAVEL THROUGH LIFE AND HE WILL KEEP YOU FROM INVOLVEMENT IN GANGS, AND KEEP THE BAD INFLUENCES AWAY FROM YOUR LIFE, YOU CAN GRADUATE WITH THE HIGHEST GRADES REGARDLESS IF YOU COME FROM THE SMALLEST HOUSE
GOD CAN GUIDE AND CARE FOR YOU NO MATTER IF YOU ARE TRAVELING THROUGH THE DESERT ALL BY YOURSELF
GOD’S PROVIDENCE CAN ALLOW YOU TO TELL THE GREATEST KING IN THE WORLD, LET MY PEOPLE GO
PROVIDENCE CAN CAUSE YOU TO WALK THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF A SEA WITH YOUR BACKS BENT OVER WITH ALL OF THE WEALTH OF THE LAND
WHEN PREPARATION MEETS WITH OPPORTUNITY, DESTINY EXPLODES
GOD KNOWS HOW TO SEND YOU BREAD IN THE MORNING AND BREAD IN THE EVENING BY A BIRD EVEN IF THERE IS NO FOOD IN THE LAND
OOH, I FEEL THAT THE BIRDS ARE BRINGING YOU SOMETHING—MY BLESSING IS ON THE WAY
PROVIDENCE HAD BEEN EVIDENT IN THE LIFE OF JOSEPH
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DESERT, NO MACDONALD’S, NO PIZZA HUT, NO SUBWAY, BUT GOD STILL PROVIDED FOR THEIR FUTURE
GOD SAYS, I DON’T HAVE TO MAKE IT RAIN WATER, I’LL MAKE IT RAIN BREAD AND QUAIL IF YOU ARE HUNGRY
SO, THE WISEST MATTER THAT YOU COULD BE INVOLVED IN, IS THE PREPARATION OF YOUR GOALS IN LIFE
AND IF YOU ARE THIRSTY, I DON’T HAVE TO TAKE YOU TO A RIVER, MY PROVIDENCE WILL LEAD YOU TO A ROCK AND YOU WILL DRINK OUT OF THE WATERS THAT GUSH FROM A DIFFICULT PLACE
THEREIN LIES THE DIFFICULTY
WE HEAR ABOUT GOD’S CARE, GUIDANCE, AND PROVISION AND WE GET EXCITED WITHOUT REALIZING: CARE CAN ONLY COME WHEN YOU’VE BEEN REJECTED
GUIDANCE CAN COME ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE WENT ROUND AND ROUND IN CIRCLES AND DON’T KNOW WHICH WAY TO GO
PROVISION CAN ONLY COME WHEN YOU HAVE RUN OUT OR SUFFERED LACK
YOU MAY THINK THAT IT IS JUST CIRCUMSTANCE OR BY CHANCE THINGS HAPPEN BUT EVERYTHING HAS A REASON
THERE WAS A REASON THAT JOSEPH WAS STRIPPED OF HIS COAT AND THROWN INTO A PIT
HIS BROTHERS COULD NOT KILL HIM AS GOD’S CARE WAS UPON HIM
THEY COULD NOT KILL HIM AS GOD’S GUIDANCE HAD TO GET HIM TO THE PLACE OF HIS DESTINY
MOST OF US THINK THAT IT IS THE MOST COMFORTABLE OR EASY CIRCUMSTANCES THAT LEAD US TO OUR DESTINY
BUT, IT WAS THE ISHMAELITES, A ROUGH GROUP OF PEOPLE
THEY WERE NOT VERY HOSPITABLE BUT THEY WER TOUGH AND HARSH
GOD USES THE MOST DIFFICULT, ROUGHEST VEHICLE TO GET YOU TO YOUR DESTINY
HE MAY NOT TAKE YOU IN A BRAND NEW FORTURNER
BUT, HE WILL LET THE ISHMAELITES TAKE YOU RIGHT ON DOWN TO WHERE YOU NEED TO BE
I REMEMBER, FROM THE HIGHWAY TO OUR HOUSE WAS JUST ABOUT MAYBE A MILE DRIVE
HOWEVER, IT TOOK US ALMOST 10 MINUTES TO GET THERE BECAUSE THE ROADS WERE NOT PAVED AND THE ROADS WERE MOSTLY WASHED AWAY FROM THE FLOODING
SO, THERE WOULD BE DEEP GOURGES IN THE ROAD AND YOU HAD TO DRIVE WITH GREAT CAUTION OR YOU COULD LOSE HALF OF YOUR CAR IN THE GOURGE
THERE WAS NO OTHER WAY
WE HAD TO DRIVE THIS ROAD TO GET TO OUR DESTINATION
I WOULD COME HOME FROM BEING GONE FOR SEVERAL DAYS AND I WOULD BE JUST LONGING TO GET TO MY DESTINATION
BUT, THE RIDE FROM THE HIGHWAY TO OUR HOUSE WAS ALMOST AS BAD AS THE SEVERAL DIFFERENT PLANES THAT I HAD TO TAKE TO GET TO OUR TOWN IT IS NOT ALWAYS AN EASY RIDE BUT IT IS WONDERFUL TO LOOK FORWARD TO AFTER SO MANY DIFFERENT EVENTS
I WAS SO HAPPY JUST TO REACH MY DESTINATION
I DON’T THINK THAT JOSEPH FELT THIS WAY
BUT, PROVIDENCE WAS SAYING IT TO HIM ALL OF THE WAY: MY CARE IS UPON YOU, I AM GUIDING YOU EACH STEP OF THE WAY AND NO MATTER WHAT THE PLACE LOOKS LIKE, I AM PROVIDING FOR YOU
PROVIDENCE HAD JOSEPH IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND
1 Samuel 2:7 KJV 1900
The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: He bringeth low, and lifteth up.
Psalm 145:9 KJV 1900
The Lord is good to all: And his tender mercies are over all his works.
ARE YOU HIS WORK? ARE YOU ENGAGED IN HIS WORK?
THEN, YOU CAN EXPECT THOSE TENDER MERCIES TO RAIN FROM HEAVEN
HE IS GOOD TO ALL
HE HAS BEEN GOOD TO MY MARRIAGE, KIDS, FAMILY, FINANCES, JOBS, RELATIONSHIPS, WORK OF MY HANDS, THE OUTCOME OF EVERY SITUATION, MY LIFE
WHAT A WONDERFUL GOD YOU SERVE, EXERCISING CARE, GUIDANCE, AND PROVISION
JOSHUA DESCRIBED GOD’S PROVIDENCE
Joshua 21:45 KJV 1900
There failed not ought of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.
NOT ONE GOOD THING THAT THE LORD HAD SPOKEN HAD FAILED IN ALL OF HIS LIFE
I’M SURE THAT FRIENDS HAD PROMISED HIM THINGS THAT NEVER CAME TO PASS
I’M SURE THAT HIS LEADERS PROMISED HIM THINGS THAT WERE NEVER FULFILLED
MAYBE HIS GIRLFRIEND DIDN’T MEET HIM BEHIND THE BARREN TREE FOR A MIDNIGHT WALK
BUT, NOT GOD, EVERYTHING THAT HE HAD PROMISED, HE HAD PERFORMED
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD TO FAIL YOU
WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE END RESULTS-ULTIMATELY WHAT THE OUTCOME WAS-WHAT WAS THE END RESULT
NOW I CANNOT BE SURE WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN BETWEEN PLACES
MANY DIFFERENT THINGS STARTED OUT IN A DIFFERENT WAY, OR RATHER STARTED WITH A GOOD PROMISE BUT BECAME UNSURE ALONG THE WAY
WHEN ABRAM LEFT UR OF THE CHALDEES, HE PROBABLY NEVER THOUGHT THAT LIVING IN GOD’S LAND WOULD HAVE FAMINES
OR WHEN HE HAD WAITED SUCH A LONG TIME FOR HIS PROMISE TO BE FULFILLED THAT GOD WOULD ASK HIM FOR THE PROMISE BACK
HOSEA PROBABLY NEVER THOUGHT THAT BECOMING A PROPHET WOULD HAVE HIM MARRY A PROSTITUTE
PAUL PROBABLY NEVER THOUGHT THAT HAVING A VISION OF THE MACEDONIAN MAN WOULD LEAD HIM INTO PRISON
AND ESPECIALLY THE MAN BEFORE US TODAY, JOSEPH, HE PROBABLY NEVER THOUGHT THAT THOSE DREAMS THAT HE HAD RECEIVED FROM GOD WOULD INTRODUCE HIM TO SUCH SUFFERING AND CALAMITY
OF COURSE, AT THE END OF HIS LIFE, HE WOULD BE ABLE TO SAY
Genesis 50:20 KJV 1900
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
YOU DID NOT KNOW WHAT YOU WERE DOING TO ME
YOU THOUGHT THAT YOU WERE GETTING RID OF MY DREAMS
YOU THOUGHT THAT YOU WERE GETTING RID OF MY FAVOR
YOU THOUGHT THAT YOU WERE GETTING RID OF MY VICTORY
WHAT YOU WERE DOING WAS EVIL, BUT MY GOD MEANT EVERY LITTLE PIECE OF IT FOR GOOD
AND YOU KNOW WHAT, I DIDN’T EVEN HAVE TO BUILD THIS HOUSE
ALL THAT I HAVE, ALL THAT YOU SEE, THE GLORY AND REPUTATION AND POSITION ALL CAME FROM HIM,
IT’S NOT BY MIGHT, NOR BY POWER, BUT BY MY SPIRIT
THEREFORE, YOU NEED TO KNOW WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT
Psalm 127:1 KJV 1900
Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
IS THE LORD DOING THE WORK? IS THE LORD WATCHING YOUR FAITH
IF YOU WANT TO HAVE THE CARE OF THE LORD, THE GUIDANCE OF GOD, AND THE PROVISION OF GOD UPON YOUR LIFE, IT IS TIME TO SET YOU PRIORITIES IN ORDER
YOU CANNOT SEEK THE GREATEST FASHION, THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY, THE MOST POPULAR REPUTATION
YOU CANNOT SEEK THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN, THE MOST HANDSOME MAN, OR THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER
YOU HAVE TO SEEK FIRST.......AND ALL THESE THINGS
IT IS NOT THAT GOD DOESN’T WANT YOU TO HAVE IT, HE DOESN’T WANT IT TO HAVE YOU
THIS IS NOT JUST A GOOD SCRIPTURE VERSE TO QUOTE ON SUNDAY MORNING OR WHEN YOU ARE IN CHURCH
THROUGH EVERY WIND, WAVE, RAIN, HURRICANE, TSUNAMI, STORM, DIFFICULTY
THE PSALMIST SAID
Psalm 16:8 KJV 1900
I have set the Lord always before me: Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
YOU HAVE MOVE THE LORD INTO A CERTAIN LOCATION IN YOUR LIFE-RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU
YOU HAVE TO MOVE INTO HIS PRESENCE
HE SAYS, I HAVE SET THE LORD EVER BEFORE ME: BECAUSE HE IS AT MY RIGHT HAND, I SHALL NOT BE MOVED
HOW CAN HE BE BEFORE ME AND AT MY RIGHT HAND AT THE SAME TIME?
GOD IS BEFORE HIM AT ALL TIMES BECAUSE THE PSALMIST LIVES IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD
HE HAS MADE THE PRESENCE OF GOD NUMBER ONE IN HIS LIFE, GOD WOULD BE HIS LIFE, HIS FOCUS
AND GOD IS AT HIS RIGHT HAND IS NOT SO MUCH A LOCATION AS IT IS A POSITION BY GOD
GOD IS STANDING BY THE PSALMIST IN HIS JOURNEY FOR LIFE
BECAUSE YOU REGARD GOD AS WHO HE IS-THE I AM, NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU
NO CANCER, HIGH BLOOD SUGAR, BLOOD PRESSURE, KIDNEY FAILURE, TSIATICA, NO SICKNESS, NO DISEASE, NO DESTRUCTION, NO PLAN OF THE ENEMY CAN PROSPER, BECAUSE THE LORD’S RIGHT HAND HOLDS ME
THIS KEEPS ME TRUSTING GOD’S PROVIDENCE
HOWEVER, GOD’S PROVIDENCE MUST MEET WITH PRIORITIZING GOD’S CHARACTER

2. PRIORITIZING GOD’S CHARACTER

JOSEPH’S BROTHERS COULD TAKE HIS COAT BUT COULDN’T TAKE HIS CHARACTER
WE ALL HAVE A SET OF PRIORITIES IN OUR LIVES
FOR MOST, THEIR PRIORITY IS GOING TO WORK EACH DAY
THEY DO THIS TO SUPPORT A FAMILY OR CONTINUE COLLECTING TOYS
I REMEMBER MY MOM TOLD ME ONCE, PEOPLE NEVER STOP BUYING TOYS, THE TOYS JUST BECOME MORE EXPENSIVE
AND HOW YOU SPEND YOU MONEY WILL BASICALLY REVEAL YOUR PRIORITIES
PONE MAY SAY, I HAVE TO MAKE A LIVING OR I HAVE A FAMILY TO PROVIDE FOR
HOWEVER, THIS STILL REVEALS YOUR PRIORITIES
IT IS HONORABLE TO WORK TO SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
BUT, I REMEMBER WHAT I WAS TAUGHT WHEN I FIRST GOT SAVED
IN THE USA, WE RECEIVE A PAYCHECK EVERY WEEK, AND THE FIRST THING THAT I WOULD DO WITH MY MONEY IS TAKE OUT 10 PERCENT FOR TITHE AND THEN I WOULD SEE HOW MUCH THAT I HAD LEFT OVER AND I WOULD TAKE ANOTHER PORTION OUT FOR OFFERING
THIS WAS EVIDENCE THAT GOD WAS THE PRIORITY OF MY FINANCES
GOD’S CHARACTER IS REVEALED TO US THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD AND THE FIRST THING THAT I DID WAS PRIORITIZE HIS CHARACTER IN MY FINANCES
AND LIKE I SAY, YOU CANNOT MEASURE CHARACTER IN COMFORT, YOU HAVE TO MEASURE IN CONFLICT
EVEN IF I DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY MY BILLS, MY TITHE WOULD STILL BE PLACED IN TO THE OFFERING, BECAUSE I BELIEVED GOD’S CHARACTER REVEALED IN
Malachi 3:10–12 KJV 1900
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be meat in mine house, And prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, If I will not open you the windows of heaven, And pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, And he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; Neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed: For ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.
AND I BELIEVED
2 Corinthians 9:6–8 KJV 1900
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
ULTIMATELY MY FAITH WAS BEING PUT INTO ACTION
FINANCES WERE THE EASIEST PART TO TAKE ON THE CHARACTER OF GOD
CHARACTER IS ALSO, WHAT YOU DO WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING
ARE YOU STILL UPHOLDING THE STANDARDS THAT ARE SET FOR YOU THROUGH GOD’S WORD
FOR THE BIBLE TELLS US IN
Romans 13:14 KJV 1900
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
BEING LIKE CHRIST IS A LIFESTYLE, BEING A BELIEVER, BEING A CHRISTIAN; HOWEVER YOU WANT TO LABEL IT
Romans 13:14 KJV 1900
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
WE ARE COMMANDED TO LET JESUS CHRIST BE THE ARMOR THAT WE WEAR
THE ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE CLARIFIED IS THAT THIS IS NOT JUST A ONE TIME ACTION
IT MEANS THAT WE ARE TO EMBRACE CHRIST IN SUCH A WAY THAT HIS CHARACTER IS MANIFESTED IN ALL THAT WE SAY AND DO
HOWEVER, PAUL HAS A NEGATIVE COUNTERPART TO THE COMMAND THAT WE SHOULD NOT GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE DEMANDS OF OUR HUMAN NATURE AND LET THEM DOMINATE US
THAT IS WHY WE ARE SUPPOSED TO TAKE UP OUR CROSS DAILY
IT NEEDS TO BE CRUCIFIED DAILY-IT IS THE FLESH THAT IS CONSTANTLY ATTEMPTING TO GET US TO PULL AWAY FROM THE SPIRITUAL REALM
WE ARE TO PUT OFF THE DEEDS OF DARKNESS AND LIVE IN THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE LIGHT
TELL YOUR NEIGHBOR TO CHANGE THEIR CLOTHES
WHEN PAUL MADE THIS COMMAND, MANY THINK THAT HE HAD BAPTISM IN MIND
YET, THIS GOES BEYOND BAPTISM AND INCLUDES THE ENTIRE PROCESS OF CONVERSION
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS DESCRIBED AS THROWING AWAY THE FILTHY CLOTHES OF SIN AND PUT ON THE NEW MAN
THIS IS A LIFETIME PROCESS OF PUTTING THE WORLD BEHIND US AND BECOMING MORE AND MORE LIKE CHRIST
THIS IS REALLY YOUR DESTINY
Romans 8:29 KJV 1900
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
IN THE BOOK OF
HOWEVER, ONE WITH A HEART THAT IS UNRENEWED
Zechariah 3:1–7 KJV 1900
And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; Even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: Is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the Lord stood by. And the angel of the Lord protested unto Joshua, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, Then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, And I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.
AND THE HIGH PRIEST WAS STANDING BEFORE THE ANGEL OF THE LOR
LOOK AT WHO IS IN THE CHURCH SERVICE, THE WORSHIPPER, THE ANGEL OF THE LORD (WHO IS REALLY GOD, AND THEN YOU HAVE SATAN STANDING RIGHT THERE TO ACCUSE JOSHUA
SATAN IS CALLED THE ACCUSER-SO, WHEN YOU GOSSIP ABOUT PEOPLE, WHICH ONE ARE YOU IN THE SERVICE
JOSHUA COULDN’T EVEN SPEAK BECAUSE HE WAS GUILTY OF THOSE ACCUSATIONS
SO, THE LORD REBUKES THE DEVIL
DON’T TRY TO REBUKE A DEVIL THAT YOU HAVE BEEN SLEEPING WITH FOR SOME TIME
LET THE LORD DO THE WORK
THIS IS GOD’S MAN THAT HAS BEEN PULLED OUT OF FIRE
AND HE IS IN FILTHY CLOTHES, STANDING BEFORE THE LORD’S PRESENCE AND THE ACCUSER
JOSHUA IS ABSOLUTELY UNFIT TO STAND IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD, JUST LIKE US
THAT’S WHY ISAIAH CRIES OUT, WOE IS ME. FOR, I AM UNDONE
THERE APPEARS TO BE NO HOPE FOR JOSHUA AS SATAN DOESN’T EVEN NEED TO SAY ANYTHING, HIS CLOTHES ARE A SIGN OF HIS FILTHINESS
WE MAY BE STANDING HERE TODAY IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD
BUT, THE LORD TOLD ME TO TELL YOU TO CHANGE YOUR CLOTHES
YOU ARE GOD’S MAN WITH GOD’S PLAN
THE LORD IS TAKING AWAY THE FILTHY GARMENTS FROM EACH ONE OF US, HE HAS CAUSED OUR INIQUITY TO PASS FROM US
YOU ARE RECEIVING A CHANGE OF CLOTHES TODAY
INSTEAD OF THE FILTHY GARMENTS, GOS IS PUTTING CHRIST UPON YOUR LIFE
YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN BY GOD, THAT IS WHY HE IS PULLING YOU OUT OF THE FIRE TODAY
THERE ARE MANY IN HERE THAT ARE IN THE FIRES OF LIFE, BUT THE LORD IS PULLING YOU OUT TODAY
PULLING YOU OUT OF THE MESS, FAILURE, FALL, FILTH THAT HAS COME UPON YOU, PAST
AND GIVING YOU A PROMISE
Zechariah 3:7 KJV 1900
Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, Then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, And I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.
ACCESS TO PLACES THAT YOU HAVE NEVER HAD ACCESS BEFORE
ACCESS TO PLACES OTHERS HAVE ATTEMPTED TO ENTER BUT COULD NOT
THERE IS A FAVOR THAT IS COMING UPON YOU THAT IS GOING TO CAUSE YOU TO WALK IN WAY OF THE LORD
YOU HAVE TO GET TIRED OF WALKING AROUND IN THOSE FILTHY GARMENTS
YOU MAY BE HAVING FUN WITH YOUR FRIENDS BUT THE DEVIL IS LAUGHING AT YOU
YOU HAVE TO START LIVING ACCORDING TO THE WORD, MAKING WORSHIP A DAILY HABIT
INCREASE YOUR PRAYER TIME AND START STUDYING THE WORD-GET INTO THE DEPTHS OF THE WORD
LEARN HOW TO SUBMIT TO GOD AND THE LOCAL CHURCH LEADERSHIP
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