Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
Planted by rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
BLESSED-HAPPY-CONTENT-SATISFIED is the man, the woman, and the family who are wise enough to heed this warning.
The counsel of the ungodly - Advice from those who are not in The Kingdom of God.
Now not all ungodly advice is wrong or evil but if you are connected to God, who knows all, who is wisdom, righteousness and truth then why would you seek any other advice outside of the circle of the redeemed?
Why would you listen to someone who has differing opinions to what God says?
... unless there is something in you that seeks approval or justification for your own stinking thinking.
Opinions are not necessarily truth. When truth emerges, there is no room for differing opinions. Opinions aligned with the truth become CONVICTIONS.
The only way you are going to last is to establish your fixed convictions.
But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
When does your race finish? When you die!
So many people run the marathon of life and then trip themselves up as they come down the last straight.
COMPLETE THE RACE WITH JOY!!!
For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. For I know this that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember…
We are under the Apostolic mantel that refuses to dilute the word of God and declares the whole counsel of God; not just the things that are pleasurable to our human nature. Take heed and watch for the savage wolves (with two legs) and the men among us who will speak things that are contrary to what we hear from the pulpit.
And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.
O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?
Notice it says WHO, not WHAT!
If the enemy want to destroy you, he will send someone to you because if the enemy showed up in his own image, you would run a mile but if he shows up as whanau or a friend your guard will be down.
What is closest to you has the greatest access to you.
And if the enemy can influence a Christian, he will choose to use that one first because their word is already trusted and they can twist godly truth.
Demons need authorisation to access your life. The fastest way to infiltrate your life is through the voice. Everyone brings more to the table than just themselves... their mentality, ideas, beliefs, attitudes and conditions.
What is in their heart will come out of their mouth.
Your words are enriched with spiritual power and when your convictions about Your God, church and your man of God are deeply embedded in your heart, your words can cut through any negative word or atmosphere.
The voice is the vehicle of the spirit. We are the only creatures on earth who have a voice so that God could give us power through our voice. SAY IS THE COMPONENT OF POWER.
GOD HAS GIVEN YOU THE GIFT OF DISCERNMENT -
Like birds of a feather, people with issues like to flock together so they are always on the lookout for others to join them. Issues want to immediately find another heart to plant its seed into – GUARD YOUR HEART WITH ALL DILIGENCE.
Whatever stirs your heart, opens your heart.
The enemy uses division to destroy God’s people. At the beginning of marriage, it is very important to quickly cultivate a culture of positivity, as soon as possible. This allows you both to grow through the valleys of your life, but allowing negativity to become a part of your marriage can be very dangerous.
2 becomes 1 - the most powerful thing on earth. (Mal 2:15)
A weak spouse can severely damage your relationship with God.
It is so much harder to serve God if you are fighting the closest one to you - when the relationship that counts the most is at odds with each other.
The stronger your individual relationship with God is, the stronger your marriage will be and the power of unity will grow generational power. The principle of access is by transfer. Your children will catch more of God horizontally than vertically. With the power of transfer, your children do not have to face confusion as to who God is or have to search for their purpose in life; they learn quickly without having to snatch the truth out of thin air. They will have the truth handed to them and it shall be as a double portion. INHERITING A BLESSING.
Speak and declare God's mighty works to the generations to come.