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

WORDS,   “WORTH CONSIDERING, 02/19/20   By Ken<><   www.Trinity-Aloha.org
Today’s Scripture   (In my mail box this morning.)
“…The tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do. A great forest can be set on fire by one tiny spark. And the tongue is a flame of fire…”  (James 3:5–6, TLB)

Start Some Good Fires
We need to realize that God hears what we say every day. He hears us when we bless people, when we compliment and encourage them, and when we push them forward. He hears when we criticize and stir up trouble. The prophet Isaiah said that we will eat the fruit of our words. If you sow disrespect, sarcasm, discord, and judgment, you’re going to reap those things. But when you sow kindness, encouragement, and mercy, that’s what you’re going to reap.

James said that our tongue is like a fire, and one spark can set a whole forest on fire. One word can start a major problem or a major blessing. You can start some good fires. Ignite dreams, ignite hope, ignite passion. Your words can put people on their feet, breathe new life into their dreams. Don’t be a part of the problem, be a part of the solution. Be a lifter, be an encourager, be a healer.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for the people You have placed in my life. I want to love them like You do. Help me to use my words to start some good fires. I believe that You are making me into a lifter, an encourager, a healer. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts.
We have all heard that the pen is mightier than the sword.  And I have personally seen the Word of God in the Holy Spirit transform many many lives during my life time to become more like Jesus.  So whether the Word is spoken or written if it is God’s Truth it will accomplish what it is sent to do.  So what seems to be the problem.  What is causing the mess and pain that is in the world today and that even exists in denominations, thousands of factions not reading John 17. 

There are many ways in which the enemy seeks to bury the Word of God so that it can not go forward and accomplish what it is intended to do. 

1.    Just simply unbelief, we have judged God’s Truth to be secondary in our lives to other things.   We don’t seek first the Kingdom of God and HIS righteousness before things.
2.    We tend to try to modify God’s Truth to say what we want it to say to support our sin.
3.    Many feel it is the responsibility of others to share God’s Truth and not a personal responsibility.  But the Glory that we bring to Jesus are those whom we bring with us.
4.    We decide that it does not work because some try to use our old Adamic  flesh nature to minister it in our own power and for our own good.  We seek to bask in God’s Glory.
5.    We use it to gather souls to us rather than to Jesus as LORD.   And the list is really very long.  We are so good at being led astray by Bible thumpers making a name for themselves.   Each one of us needs to know the Bible for ourselves, line upon line…..  Isa. 28

So what does the Bible say about God’s Word?

But he (Jesus) answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.  Matt.4:4.  (You have been)  Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.  Mark 7:13.   And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.  Luke 4:4.    And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it. Luke 8:21.   For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. John3:34.   He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. John 8:47.   And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.  Acts 4:31   And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. Acts 6:7.    Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.  Acts 13:46.   So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.  Rom 10:17.   For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.1 Cor.4:20   Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Eph.5:6.    For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. 1 Thess.2:13   For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  Heb.4:12   But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 1 John2:5    And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.  Rev,19:13    And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.  Rev.22:19.

RE: Scripture:     And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.  Luke 24:27    Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. John5:39.   These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.  Acts 17:11   And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.  16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.  2 Tim.3:15

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<><   www.Trinity-Aloha.org

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