Psalm 16:5

The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

God's Warth is Coming... Are You Ready?

You had better listen to the words of Jesus, “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, shall enter, but he that does the will of my father in heaven.” If ye by the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the flesh, ye shall live. If you live after the flesh, you’ll die! The cross does not give us a minor shift or two with regard to a few of our ethical and religious values. The cross radically disrupts the very center and citadel of your life from self to Christ. And if the cross has not done that, YOU’RE NOT A CHRISTIAN! My Friend face it, young rogue, you’re not a Christian until the cross has radically disrupted the very center and citadel of your life! And brought you from a life of commitment to serve self…What are the focal points of the reign of your self? If you’ve gone to the cross in union with Christ, it’s been shattered!"
- Al Martin

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Necessity of the Spirit and the Failure of Patriarchy

"I am absolutely convinced that the thing we need in our families more than anything else are men and women who are putting on the new man in the power of God - men that are living by faith, women that are living lives looking to Christ, full of the Spirit, full of the power of God, full of joy. I really believe that this is the heart and soul of healthy families. That's why I don't believe brethren that I've strayed at all. Last week, as I've been progressing through Ephesians chapter 4, I came to that verse there in 4:30 that has to do with grieving the Spirit. well from there, I jumped back into Ephesians 3 simply because one of the main operations of the Spirit is described there. And if we grieve the Spirit, then we quench such operations. So it's key! If we live in families where the spirit of God is quenched - true Christians though you may be - you cannot survive spiritually without the power of God. Jesus said it: Without me, you can do nothing." 

Tim Conway

Why has patriarchy failed to bring us to the promised land? Why are so many of our youth in patriarchal homes unsaved? Why do our young men love sport and game more than the ministry of the Word? Because the central teaching of Patriarchy is not Christ  and the necessity of the indwelling and filling of the Holy Spirit. It is the teaching of go and do, but it fails to maintain that without Christ you can do nothing and no amount of deeds done will produce a nice beautiful home without sin and distress. If you walk in the Spirit you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh, but if you live after the flesh, you will die. Patriarchy as a whole is bound to be an utter failure until it recognizes the truth of Christ's words, "Without me, you can do nothing." When the basis of patriarchy is the filling of the Holy Ghost, the power of the gospel, and intimate relationship with Christ on a day to day basis, then the fruit of the gospel will be born in our homes - but not before then. 

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