ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,   John 3:16-18

VOICE OF GOD     “WORTH CONSIDERING”     3/19/20   by Ken Smith

Today’s Scripture    (Across my desk this morning.)
“…The LORD will make you the head, not the tail……”  (Deuteronomy 28:13, NIV)

Take Off Any Negative Label

People constantly put labels on us, telling us what we can and cannot become, what we do or don’t have. People will label you “not good enough, too slow, addict, average.” Many times, these labels are not in agreement with what God says about us; but if we don’t know any better, we’ll wear them like they’re the truth. If we keep them on long enough, they’ll become so ingrained in our thinking that we’ll become what people have said rather than what God has said—“you are strong, talented, valuable, more than a conqueror.”

Are there labels holding you back today? The only power a label has over you is the power you give it. If you remove it, quit thinking about it, quit acting like it’s the truth, that label will have no effect on you. If you’re going to rise to the next level, you have to put on God labels. To live better, you need to think better.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that I do not have to live according to what others have said I can and cannot become. Thank You that the negative labels they have placed on me hold no power over my destiny. I declare that You alone determine my destiny. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts,
Much care must be taken with this concept so that we really know for sure that the voice of God
in love, humility and obedience is what we are hearing.

Abraham was so sure of God voice that he was willing to offer up his only son.

Moses was so sure of God’s voice that he turned down being the Pharaoh of Egypt.

Joshua was so sure of God’s voice that he made his way around mocking Jericho 7 times.

So read chapter 11 of Hebrews, a whole chapter on the effects of the real faith of Biblical Saints.

So it does take time to learn to hear the voice of God above our own thoughts, the thoughts of others and the counterfeit voices of demons.  When I got the controls after signing up for the internet, the control for the TV seemed to have about 2,000 possibilities.  Tried it out a few times and have not been back now for over a year to try to figure it all out.  So how do we tell God’s Voice and HIS Truth from all of the lies that we are buried in each day.  We get to know the fiction by learning to know the Truth.  Christ Jesus said that we would come to know the Truth and that the Truth would set us free.

I was talking to a good friend the other day whose truth is rather unpredictable and emotional.  It seems that his truth was what he feels it should be.   But he has no use for reading nor listening to the Holy Scriptures for himself.  So he has become a collection of the many church sermons and Bible studies that he has attended..   Many of us have grown up that same way and never really taken the New Testament and dissected it for ourselves.  Let me pass along some of the scriptures on the subject.   In Eph. 4:11-16 we find these concerns:  11 And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers.  12 His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church),  13 [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [[a]full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him.   14 So then, we may no longer be children, tossed [like ships] to and fro between chance gusts of teaching and wavering with every changing wind of doctrine, [the prey of] the cunning and cleverness of [b] unscrupulous men, [gamblers engaged] in every shifting form of trickery in inventing errors to mislead.  15 Rather, let our lives lovingly [c]express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).  16 For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its functions], grows to full maturity, building itself up in love.

In Tim. 3:1-8 we find this same message, again by Paul, but with more prophetic details for today.

In Jude 10-13 we find these words:  But these men revile (scoff and sneer at) anything they do not happen to be acquainted with and do not understand; and whatever they do understand physically [that which they know by mere instinct], like irrational beasts—by these they corrupt themselves and are destroyed (perish).  11 Woe to them! For they have run riotously in the way of Cain, and have abandoned themselves for the sake of gain [it offers them, following] the error of Balaam, and have perished in rebellion [like that] of Korah!  12 These are hidden reefs (elements of danger) in your love feasts, where they boldly feast sumptuously [carousing together in your midst], without scruples providing for themselves [alone]. They are clouds without water, swept along by the winds; trees, without fruit at the late autumn gathering time—twice (doubly) dead, [lifeless and] plucked up by the roots;  13 Wild waves of the sea, flinging up the foam of their own shame and disgrace; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of eternal darkness has been reserved forever.  So the only true source of clean Holy Truth can only be confirmed by your Holy Bible on a personal basis.  And this is how we can be assured that we are hearing the voice of God.

Yours, In His great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<><    www.Trinity-Aloha.org

There is but one Church of Christ Jesus,
All who truly Love & Obey HIM are members.

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