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I have opened a door for you.

Write this letter to the angel of the church in Philadelphia.
This is the message from the one who is holy and true,
the one who has the key of David.
What he opens, no one can close;
and what he closes, no one can open:
“I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me.”

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The Word of the Lord to us today is. Don’t worry how the doors opened, just get up and walk in. He knows what you and I have done, and will do with our lives. No matter.our failings, and disappointments. The Lord still opens up doors of opportunity for us to walk through.

The only one who can finalize our future is the one who knows where we will end up when it is all said and done.

If we want to end up in Eternal Life with God, we must put on Christ, be the son of God within the Spirit of our Savior. Allow Him to live alive through us and control ourselves in His eyes.

The door is opened by the will of the Word spoken to and over us. His Word is life and the path that lights our way. When He speaks favor over His people, we benefit from the connection.

We need the secrets that are made available through the Holy Spirit within us. The instructions that are shared to all who are in the Spirit. Not everyone has that ear to hear, but the ones in whom have allowed the voice of the Lord to speak.

He said to the Church/individual, that He knows their work and he has set the doors to be automatic for those whose gifts are sharpened because of continual usage and application of the truth.

God gives the directive, and the Son of God carries it out on our behalf. All well must do is follow suit. Be in line with the changes that will take place. Do not be the resistance to righteousness.

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Heavens Are Higher.

The LORD says, “My thoughts are not like yours.
Your ways are not like mine.
Just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so my ways are higher than your ways,
and my thoughts are higher than your thoughts.

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How we think really effect our life’s.   We need to make sure that our thinking does not try to compete with who the Lord is to us.  I think that we try matching wits with God and we end up on the loosing end of our verbal transaction, to the point that we pay in sacrifice.

Gods Word tell us that His ways are higher than ours and His thinking runs circles around the limited minds that we work through.  Mostly because of doubt and fear.

We should not even try to lean to put on impression of what is going on, but leave it all up to the Spirit to give the directions on our journey of faith.

When we take thought of how, when, what and where, we are only left with more questions then answers.  God forgives, and we loose our minds because we feel He should hammer down, unless it is on us.

Our thoughts are not in the cosmic field that the Creator lives.  The closest we could come to being out of this world with our thoughts is through the Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

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Contrary to the Spirit

So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.

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If we walk in the Spirit, that is the breath, life, and source of the Spirit, we will not do the things that the flesh desires.

For the Spirit and flesh are at war with other.  That simply meams that the flesh is swinging and pulling back in resistance to the steady and stable unmovable Spirit of God.

The Spirit in us does not have to fight, all it has to do is stand its ground and plant its feet deep within the roots of the solid foundation that is the Word of the Lord.

All we need to do is resist.  The strength that the Spirit in us has comes from the knowledge of truth produced by the Word of God.

we hear and see so much, and flesh wants a part of it all.  We need to press back against the persuasiveness that comes from so many options that are available to our flesh.  We tend to fight the Spirit in order to perform fleshly activities, and then once our flesh is through we are angry at what we did.

It is Ok to have convictions, because they remind us that we have  heart of flesh, but wjen we let our flesh out to roam the yard and do not place boundaries on it, we leave it  as if it is smart enough to not do wrong, when it is designed to self preserve.  Which to me meams, self destruction when it comes down to it.  The flesh will join in with the devil amd kill, steal and destroy its own opportunities at peace, life, and health in God.

That is the reason we have been given the Spirit.  To awaken us to things that are more important than the temporal that goes along with a limited life in flesh.

We all fight this fight of faith against the enemy and what is in-a-me, but we wont win if we allow flesh to be free.

Christ has come that we might have life, and that more abundantly.  What we should not take away from that Scripture is that He wants our abundance to be fleshly, When He really is speaking of the unlimited boundlessness of the Spirit in us.

 

 

 

 

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Stay On The Path.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.

I want to share something with you that may sound completely bunkers, but then again when have I ever not sound crazy?

Do not trust anyone.

It is that simple.  Even yourself. The minute you put the responsibility on a person to not do something against you, thats when it goes exactly the way you thought it would.  People who place their trust in mam, always are let down.  Dont give them your trust, give them your love and care.  Lean not to thine own understanding, our trust should be in the Lord God who knows how to keep you from harm.  Human beings are full of mistakes, and all it takes is for their day to go the opposite of what they planned and your day gets ruined.

Putting our trust in the hands of our Creator insures that we do not have worry about being let down or disappointed.

The secret to lasting relationships, is to trust God in those who are in your circle, and remind them that you do trust them as they keep their lives in His hands.

If you want your path smooth, put your reliance upon the Maker of all things, because He knows how it should go and will perform what you and I have need of.  Don’t get me wrong the Lord doesn’t work for us, He works with us.  He is not a genie in a bottle, but the Father of love who desires for His children to be provided for.  Once we understand that the Lord will favor us because we lean His way and not our own, we come out on the upper end of the problem and not the tail end.

Lean not to thine own comprehension, but in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct a path for you to take.

 

 

 

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Right Out The Gate

Right Out The Gate:

Bishop Michael Craddock Sr.

Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, “Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.” So God led the people around by way of the wilderness of the Red Sea.

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Even though there is a shorter way, God did not devistate His people by taking them through enemies territory before they had reached their promised land.

Take note of what He had done for Israel. He will do with you and I the same and more. He knows that life has trapped you in a box and He won’t allow your enemy to take full advantage over you.

God doesn’t kick you while your down, men do. God knows you need encouragement, even during your journey from Egypt to the promised land.

We still need to be motivated as we press through the turrain towards the Eternal promise our Lord has made in His Word to those who follow Him.

This walk is for the long haul, it must be made until we reach that beautiful shore. You can’t stop with a hateful enemy tracking your foot steps all the way. There is no room for giving up, and returning as a captive to the same hole in the wall prison that kept you from being free.

Whom the Son has set free, is free for real, in deed, not for a season, and then you have to go back and finish your slavery.

Remember, what was an invitation, turned into being slaves for the children of Israel. The Egyptian forgot the great savior of their land, after Joseph had been dead for so long, and his body returned with his father back to their burial lands. EGYPT will for get that they invited you, and they will start the campaign to work you over.

God won’t take you back from where He brought you from, but He knows that if you feel surrounded and do not feel you can win, that you will go back quietly without resistance to what was your captor, and you won’t ever look for another way out again.

Sharpen your resistance to the bond age that kept you from righteous ess and wholeness. Strengthen your reserves, and use the skills that you’ve acquired over the years to build a good life for yourself as soon as you are in your place.

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The Saga Award Goes To?

American King James Version
You are our letter written in our hearts, known and read of all men:

2 Cor. 3:2


You have to know that you are a book written by Christ Jesus. The pages that are turned in your life, are read by others who are in the process of being published, or seen by the world.

You are who people see when they desire something new in their lives. They need to see Jesus lifted high. A banner of love towards the world should radiate and illuminate. Darkness should flee. We dont have the time to crtique the process of the Hol Spirit because we are watching what this one is doing and that one, but not seeking to hit the floor for ourselves.

God knows what you are doing and He jas given the oportunity to admit it and come clean before Him in prayers and supplications. Yes, we all have sinned and even at times do, but we should not be stuck on one oage of our life, repeating the same ole lines tjat get us into trouble each and everyday.

You are a book, a livong Eoistle if the Lord Christ. Who has spoken precisely over your life. He has an expectation, and doesn’ look for explanation. Explaining is giving a reason for delaying the obviousness of true sevitude. When we are side-tracking our walk, God see’s and knows.

He has taken the notes for the novel that is your life, and He will write what He wants you to acheive. The point is, will you and I finally fall in line with the script. So that we walk in the success that the Lord has written in your journey’s walk?

Paul has these fruit on his branch, and he wants to make sure that the saints here are aware that their story and his are intertwined. He has an interest in seeing the finished product of goodness that could come out of such dedication to Christ service. All of us have stories and segments in our walk that will cross into another person’s walk of faith, or their walk of shame.

The saga’s of many different spin offs of our lives must still line up in the end when we all come to the throne of our Lord and King.

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Where Should You Be?

But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the LORD.

Where should you be right now?  Why is it taking so long to get there?  We run when the responsibilities are to much for us to handle.  Some can not take such heavy burdens, while others jave the understanding that life on earth comes with great hardships, because the further we are away from eternal bliss, the more chaotic.
We aren’t done yet.  We aren’t are there either, so we must press towards a specific goal and stick to that idea until it is in constant view and we can reach it.  That goal is eternal rest in the Lord.  That life is with Him for eternity.
The nerve of Jonah to go and purchase a ticket away from the assigned place that the Lord had told him to go to and serve.  We try to avoid doing things that the Lord told us to, and then we desire to here from Him on our personal matters that we pray for, expecting God to come through for us, but we didnt’t even start the work He gave us.
we cant go the opposite direction if the assignment.  It is not allowed for those who know better, but for those who do not, here is the answer right here in this  Scripture for you.
God will drag us back screaming and kicking, so we can do the work He called for us to do.
Yes, the harvest is ripe, but the laborers are few.  We are already out numbered in the pulpits of our congregations, and it is hard enough tonget a message across to the average listener, then for ua to question God assignment within ourselves and run from living up to what we believe.
If God assigned you the task, then it may very well be your fault Jonah’s of today, as to why people are lost because we are doing retreating then intreating others soul to the safe hands of the Lord, for He cares how the hearts of men are cared for.
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Deception In Thought

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

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To many have their own idea of what life is all about, but they don’t really have a clue.  Especially those who do not follow after the faith we hold in Christ.  We can’t take the thoughts of men who are so smart, but you can see they are so confused in their own selves by the stuff they do that is not righteous.

The smartest people in the world believe that it is Ok to be this drastic with what they believe, to the point of going against everything that makes so much sense from the stand point of faith in God.

When we hear the phlosoohies of men amd wjat they think iver the actual active Word of God.  Then that is the reason people are confused and doubtful, even in their faith in God.  A person who is philisophical in their beliefs, they are just as bad as a false prophet who leads the people of God astray.

Thoughts on divorce that is based upon some Scripture, but mostly based on societies free liberal mindsets.  Philosophy is nothing but a big question being asked in small chunks of thought, that the person asking cannot articulate affectively enough so that the answer can be given.

We have the right to question God, but know that you do that at a tremendous risk, because God has thought out His plan before you and I came along.  He doesnt  need our input or suggestion cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spirit, Soul, and Body

1 Thessalonians 5:23  Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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We can not become rotten inside because it is hard to press forward in Christ.  The has kept us from all harm over the years and He will continie to do the same, if we remain in His hands and not in our own feelings.

God wants us at peace about it.  We have to put our reliance upon the Soirit of God to convey our deepest emotions.  I am very aware that He is has set His angels in charge of the realms we cnnot see.  Thank the Lord He takes care of that portion.

We can be at peace in this life no matter what people do or say to us.  We donot have to hear the negative side of the politics and church gossip along with tabloid mess of the so called stars.  It is time for a newness of life to spring forth and give us bright day, if we look for it beyond where we sit or stand.  Christ is preserving us till the day of His return for the Church (Saints and Beleivers) who have taken His name as their own to represent.

If He cant preserve us, then we will be rooten to the core and possibly unrecoverable by Spiritual standards.  It would take insanity to get you and I out of the grip of the devil, if we keep going in the darkness and not turn on our lights.

Sanctification is a purity that we avoid.  Just like Holy, blameless, and perfect.  We cannot do any of this without the Savior Jesus as our example and continued help to maintain these qualities.  In ourselves we know we would fail daily and some of us do, because we do not work at keeping the Word of God before our eyes.

The Word of the Lord will keep us from sin and shame.  The Soirit in us reminds us that we donot have to be full of condemnation.

Don’t be condemned and destroy your own house, your temple, but remain in Him amd live this life for God all the day long.

 

 

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Sad State of Affairs

The Sad State of Affairs

also a sorry in excusable state of affairs.

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Bishop Dr. M. Craddock, Sr..

We need to stop seeing things in a political sense and start focus on the Spirituality of all that has and will soon take place.

People are focusing so much on a man’s point of view and how he/she leads the company, that we are not watching the wall for the attack of the devil anymore.

They told you years ago, that the money was going to be shorter for you baby boomers. So, how are we expecting this government today to fix what was stolen from under you years before?

We knew the deficit was out of control before this government came into place.

What we have not watched was the increase of the communities that place our children in the loop hole of inclusion of everything we do not believe.

*a bad situation that you find upsetting.

*It’s a sad state of affairs when schools don’t provide a basic education for their students.

Usage notes: sometimes used in the form a sad state: Things have reached a sad state when you have to pay a bribe to get something done.

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PROV. 27:23

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
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It is terrible that the family of the Lord has fallen away from the strong truth of His Word