Sunday, April 22, 2018

Just Blame the Christians

I try to stay out of politics as much as possible. In American, the Liberals and Conservatives spew out there dogma everyday over the news media outlets. Both sides are biased for their point of view. Liberal media is like an angry badger because their candidate lost the election. ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO!!!!!!! The Conservatives are too busy trying to make excuses for a President whose moral code is zero. I agree he was the lesser of two evils but we don’t need to cover up or ignore his faults. He needs to be held accountable to his lack of moral understanding. He is the President of the United States and represents all Americans around the world.

Here lately, I have read numerous articles from Liberal news media outlets. Many of the articles are about how Christians are the blame for Trump’s success. Many of the articles talk about how Christians are ignorant and it is the White racist Christians who have helped get the country in disarray. Here is a group of people who boast about being acceptive of others but the small print at the bottom of their charter states. “ Except for Christians.”

If you are a historian, you would see that history is repeating itself. The Roman Empire started blaming Christians under Nero’s leadership. One reason was that Christians threaten the political ideology of the day. Christians did not believe in world conquest and the abuse of slavery. This ideology started to threated the political landscape of the Roman Empire. Therefore,when a large Fire took place in Rome, Nero seized the opportunity and blamed the Christians. The next thing you know, Christians where being fed to the lions in the arena, made into Gladiators, hot lead poured down their throats, and more horrific torturing ideas conjured up by the liberal leaders of the day. Yes I am comparing Liberals to the Roman leaders.  Hey, I call it like I see it.

Jesus said the world will hate use because they hate Him. His teachings are opposite of the world’s view of morality. The sinful world does not like to be shown their sin and the ignorance of their ideologies. When people are shown their true ugliness; they will always lash out at the people holding the mirrors.

Mat 5:11-12  "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, lie, and say all kinds of evil things about you because of me.  (12)  Rejoice and be glad because you have a great reward in heaven! The prophets who lived before you were persecuted in these ways.

Like the Romans, the Liberals are leading a charge against Christians today. They spew out false narratives and lump all Christians under one banner. Their goal is to turn the masses against us and weaken our ranks. Jesus said it would happen and it will get worse as Eternity comes closer to our reality. So what can we do about it?

Overcoming the Blame Game

1. Keep standing up for the values of Jesus’s teachings and don’t confuse the teachings with Conservative ideology. We are Christians first and the Republicans are not the Christian political party. Stop mixing the two a little leaven leavens the whole lump.

2. Witness and share the Gospel with all people and pray for them.

3. Pray for the Government leaders and for the media leaders. Our greatest weapon is prayer not commentary.

4. Rejoice when the ignorant and self-righteous persecute you because our Eternity is with the Living God.

5. Teach and prepare your family for the coming days of intense persecution. It is going to come and we have to be ready.

Ignorant and self-righteous people will always Blame the Mirror holders for their short-comings. These people don’t want to face their ugliness. Just like Nero, many of them find it easier to blame the Christians instead of facing their personal demons. Be ready Believers, it will get worse.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Inspire before you expire

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As I get older, I realize how short life truly is. I am 46 years old and I know of people my age who have already passed away. In human perspective, their life was short. In my perspective, life is short whether someone dies at 1 or a 101. As a believer, I understand and believe in the concept of eternity. When someone lives with eternity in mind, then this physical life is short. It also gives that person a different perspective.

I keep thinking, who am I inspiring? Who do I inspire to be better? Who do I inspire to become more than themselves? Who do I inspire to follow the one true God?

Mat 4:18-22 GW  As he was walking along the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (called Peter) and Andrew. They were throwing a net into the sea because they were fishermen.  (19)  Jesus said to them, "Come, follow me! I will teach you how to catch people instead of fish."  (20)  They immediately left their nets and followed him.  (21)  As Jesus went on, he saw two other brothers, James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee preparing their nets to go fishing. He called them,  (22)  and they immediately left the boat and their father and followed Jesus.

The word inspire simply means to fill someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something creative. Jesus was the great example of someone inspiring others to be more than themselves. He took average fishermen and inspired them to become some of the greatest leaders in the word. Think about Peter, who was a simple fisherman, but God used him to write a portion of the New Testament. He went from Fisherman to Road Scholar. Think about Matthew, he was a hated tax collector who turn from a dishonest CPA to a respected historian. The apostles of Christ all ended up inspiring others and without their inspiration. There would not be a Christian Faith today!

So how can we inspire others before we expire?

1. Live a life full of inspirational character. People follow those whose character stands the test of time.

2. Care more about others than yourself. By nature, we are selfish beings. Our life should be about giving not getting. It does not mean you can’t have things. It just means that things should not have you.

3. Become an encourager even when you need encouragement. I have found this process to be most helpful to me. Encouraging others always seems to lift me up when I need encouragement.

4. Be willing to invest your time. Nothing in life comes to pass without giving up personal time to see it to fruition.

5. Always be positive. This can sometimes be a hard thing to do, but a positive outlook even in the face of uncertainty always helps the situation.

It is important that we don’t fall into the mediocrity of life and settle for the world’s norm. Leaving a legacy behind is not about leaving your family physical things; it is about inspiring them and others to be more in life. Inspiring others is an action verb. Inspiration has to have feet. Get up and get out into the world and inspire others before you expire from this planet.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Bible study lesson 1

OGN Bible Study              Lesson 1
Walking out our Faith

Heb 13:1-19  Continue to love each other.  (2)  Don't forget to show hospitality to believers you don't know. By doing this some believers have shown hospitality to angels without being aware of it.  (3)  Remember those in prison as if you were in prison with them. Remember those who are mistreated as if you were being mistreated.  (4)  Marriage is honorable in every way, so husbands and wives should be faithful to each other. God will judge those who commit sexual sins, especially those who commit adultery.  (5)  Don't love money. Be happy with what you have because God has said, "I will never abandon you or leave you."  (6)  So we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can mortals do to me?"  (7)  Remember your leaders who have spoken God's word to you. Think about how their lives turned out, and imitate their faith.  (8)  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  (9)  Don't get carried away by all kinds of unfamiliar teachings. Gaining inner strength from God's kindness is good for us. This strength does not come from following rules about food, rules that don't help those who follow them.  (10)  Those who serve at the tent have no right to eat what is sacrificed at our altar.  (11)  The chief priest brings the blood of animals into the holy place as an offering for sin. But the bodies of those animals were burned outside the Israelite camp.  (12)  That is why Jesus suffered outside the gates of Jerusalem. He suffered to make the people holy with his own blood.  (13)  So we must go to him outside the camp and endure the insults he endured.  (14)  We don't have a permanent city here on earth, but we are looking for the city that we will have in the future.  (15)  Through Jesus we should always bring God a sacrifice of praise, that is, words that acknowledge him.  (16)  Don't forget to do good things for others and to share what you have with them. These are the kinds of sacrifices that please God.

Paul the Apostle, often gave the saints reminders of what it means to walk out our faith. The words spoken and written by Paul were inspired by Holy Spirit and those words are still relevant today. Below is what we should be doing as believers. This is not an all inclusive list but gives some clarity to our unified purpose in Christ.

Walking Out our Faith:
1. Continue to love each other: Paul writes this letter to believers and gives them one of Jesus’s greatest two commandments. Simply love each other or your neighbor. The Greek word for love in this context is Philadelphia which means strong brotherly love or bond. One common theme in God’s word is that believers need each other and our love for each other should be out of this world.
2. Don’t forget to show hospitality: Believers should be the best care givers and hospitable people in the world. Does this mean each time you walk past a homeless person you should give him or her money? Hospitality is more than giving a stranger a few dollar bills. It is share what you have from your abundance or from your lack. It is about having a giving spirit and demonstrating Christ’s compassion to the world.
3. Remember those in prison: I never forget visiting a prison in the Philippines. It was a sad sight to see. The prison was over crowded and the conditions were 10 times worse than the American prisons. In fact the prison I visit made the American prisons look like a Ritz Carlson. Society locks convicts up and throws them away. Believers should help, in some what, with ministry in the prisons. Society has the ability to throw convicts away but God still has a purpose for him.
4. Remember the mistreated: Who are the mistreated? Any person suffering through adversity or ill-will. Anybody whose life is in a shambles and needs a hand up not a hand out. Christians love to give hand outs because it is easy and less messy. Giving people a hand up requires more work and devotion to the cause.
5. Marriage is honorable: It is not by mistake that marriage is mentioned in the middle of this list. Christian marriage is the greatest witnessing tool to the world. We demonstrate Jesus’ relationship with the church. If we don’t have honorable and caring marriages then our testimony to the world becomes weak and of no affect. Christian marriages are prophetic utterances to the world and to what is to come.
6. Don’t love money: The love of money is truly the root to all evil. It seems like the more I make the more I have to worry about. We should be careful on how and what we pursue in life. The Law of too much takes effect on many believers. Having too much can distract believers from their true purpose. It does not mean you can not have things but things can’t have you. Having too much gives us a false hope and can remove our complete trust in the Lord, who is our provider and keeper of life.
7. Remember the Godly Leaders in your life: This scripture is very clear. Remember those Godly leaders who have poured out their heart and soul for the people of God. This excludes those leaders who are in the ministry for themselves. The writer was referring to leaders who have visibly given up all to lead God’s people down the right path. These leaders were to be imitated and honored.
8. Don’t get carried away by false teachings: False teaching are every where today. The false teaching are not in the occult or belief systems other than Christianity. False teachings are in denominations and churches as a whole. So many man made doctrines have caused the church to wonder away from God’s truth. So many churches are bound to these doctrines and are seeing their doors closing. In America, the rural churches are dying like flies on a hot summer day. Some of these churches are pastored by 70 and 80 year olds who hold up the old man-made doctrines. Jesus talked about one sin more than any other that would send the world to hell. That sin was religion and man-made doctrines.
9. Bringing a sacrifice of Praise: Jesus was insulted and faced cruel punishment for our sins outside the city gates of Jerusalem. His sacrifice of blood made us holy before the Lord. It removed our shame and allowed God to meet with us again on a more intimate plain. We should never stop praising the Lord for all the great things he has done for us and continues to do for us. We should bring our Praise daily to the King.

This passage of scripture is just one aspect of what believers should be doing. God’s word is important for us to follow and ensure we are following it without human interpretation. His word is simple for those who truly follow after Him.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

God and His Book

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Psa 139:1-24 GW  For the choir director; a psalm by David. O LORD, you have examined me, and you know me.  (2)  You alone know when I sit down and when I get up. You read my thoughts from far away.  (3)  You watch me when I travel and when I rest. You are familiar with all my ways.  (4)  Even before there is a single word on my tongue, you know all about it, LORD.  (5)  You are all around me-in front of me and in back of me. You lay your hand on me.  (6)  Such knowledge is beyond my grasp. It is so high I cannot reach it.  (7)  Where can I go to get away from your Spirit? Where can I run to get away from you?  (8)  If I go up to heaven, you are there. If I make my bed in hell, you are there.  (9)  If I climb upward on the rays of the morning sun or land on the most distant shore of the sea where the sun sets,  (10)  even there your hand would guide me and your right hand would hold on to me.  (11)  If I say, "Let the darkness hide me and let the light around me turn into night,"  (12)  even the darkness is not too dark for you. Night is as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.  (13)  You alone created my inner being. You knitted me together inside my mother.  (14)  I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this.  (15)  My bones were not hidden from you when I was being made in secret, when I was being skillfully woven in an underground workshop.  (16)  Your eyes saw me when I was only a fetus. Every day of my life was recorded in your book before one of them had taken place.  (17)  How precious are your thoughts concerning me, O God! How vast in number they are!  (18)  If I try to count them, there would be more of them than there are grains of sand. When I wake up, I am still with you.  (19)  I wish that you would kill wicked people, O God, and that bloodthirsty people would leave me alone.  (20)  They say wicked things about you. Your enemies misuse your name.  (21)  Shouldn't I hate those who hate you, O LORD? Shouldn't I be disgusted with those who attack you?  (22)  I hate them with all my heart. They have become my enemies.  (23)  Examine me, O God, and know my mind. Test me, and know my thoughts.  (24)  See whether I am on an evil path. Then lead me on the everlasting path.

God Knows everything about you and I. Scripture says He sees you and I when we are at home. Our homes are our most intimate place on the planet. Most people don't see us in our natural habitat and never fully see our true selves. However, God does. He knows and sees who we really are.
Nobody can look into our skulls and see or hear our thoughts. However, God can. He hears and sees all our thoughts. We can't hide them from Him. Thoughts in themselves are not sinful unless they enter the realm of lust or greed. Nonetheless, our God knows all.
The reality is that there is nowhere we can hide from the living God. God is everywhere. He is the before and the after. He is the first and the last. He is not bound to time but time is bound to Him. He lives outside the realm of time and space. He lives outside of the realm of eternity. God is not an eternal being. Eternity is a reflection of his natural state. Therefore, he knows all and is all.
Verse 16 describes something amazing. For those who agree with abortion should read this one verse. God knew us while we were a simple fetus in our mother's womb. He started his first chapter in our our personal book at conception. Our lives are recorded on the pages of this godly book. God does not need the book for his memory; the book is for our benefit.  

Jesus told the disciples to be happy that our names are even written in one His books for us.

Luk 10:20  However, don't be happy that evil spirits obey you. Be happy that your names are written in heaven.
Now there are several books that scripture talks about. There are two very important ones. The book of the living or remembrance which is mentioned in Psalm 139 and the book of Life which records the names of those that have repented and turned to Jesus. We are discussing the Book of the Living. In this book, our lives are displayed on the many pages. The chapters were already written by the Living God and as we live out our lives the record of these dealings are recorded and compared to the preconceived thoughts.  Are we living up to what God has called us to be? Are we walking in our Father's footsteps? What if what you are doing now for God is not what God has ordained you to be? How can we know the chapters already written by God's loving hand.
We can live out our lives by what God has already written about us. Do you know the secret? Do you know how to live each chapter of your life accordingly? It is so simple. Have a relationship with God. Let your desires become his desires. Follow Him with wreckless abandon and never look back. That is it. If you do that then each chapter written about you will come  true. It is that simple. We miss God  and his purpose for our lives when we are not in his presence. Prayer is our life line and key to obtaining the words about us. Prayer with listening intently is very vital in our walk with the Lord. He is like a loving Father who desires to read this bedtime book to his children. You would be amazed about the chapters which are yet to come for your life. If you are still breathing then the last chapter has not happen yet. Get close with the Lord and know what he knows about you. 

In verse 23 of Psalm 139 is states (Psa 139:23)  Examine me, O God, and know my mind. Test me, and know my thoughts.
In this verse, the writter is turning over his most sacred piece of his life to the Living God. He is surrendering his mind and thoughts over to His God. This is the most intimate part of our being and once our thoughts are fused with our God's; then the true adventure can start!!! The chapters of our lives can truly be fullfilled. Are you in His book? 


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Sing over me your song of holiness.
Declare your hope and majesty with loud noises.
Make known your presence through righteousness.
Angels announce your glory through many voices.
Pierce my heart with your bloody nails.
Shine your light where no shadows can escape.
Rip out of me every tainted pails.
Let your fire burn deeply to cause a reshape.
Break the chains that choke out life.
Heal the hurt and cleanse the wound.
Cut open freedom with your knife.
Disperse your love through clouds abound. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Mark of a Believer

Rom 12:9-21 GW  Love sincerely. Hate evil. Hold on to what is good.  (10)  Be devoted to each other like a loving family. Excel in showing respect for each other.  (11)  Don't be lazy in showing your devotion. Use your energy to serve the Lord.  (12)  Be happy in your confidence, be patient in trouble, and pray continually.  (13)  Share what you have with God's people who are in need. Be hospitable.  (14)  Bless those who persecute you. Bless them, and don't curse them.  (15)  Be happy with those who are happy. Be sad with those who are sad.  (16)  Live in harmony with each other. Don't be arrogant, but be friendly to humble people. Don't think that you are smarter than you really are.  (17)  Don't pay people back with evil for the evil they do to you. Focus your thoughts on those things that are considered noble.  (18)  As much as it is possible, live in peace with everyone.  (19)  Don't take revenge, dear friends. Instead, let God's anger take care of it. After all, Scripture says, "I alone have the right to take revenge. I will pay back, says the Lord."  (20)  But, "If your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him a drink. If you do this, you will make him feel guilty and ashamed."  (21)  Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil with good.

Christianity today is becoming more and more blurred as relativism ( leven) mixes with the truth. It is hard to determine how Christians should act and believe. The word of the Lord is very clear on what being a Christian should really be like. We simply have to follow His word and pattern our lives after Jesus. It truly is about what would Jesus do.

Below is the break down on what is the mark of a believer.

1. Love Sincerely:  Love has to be given without hypocrisy and with a sincere heart. In other words, Christians should love without strings attached and do so with a genuine heart.
2. Hate evil: Hating evil means despising every thing that goes against the nature of God. Sin, not individuals, should be hated. Hating evil reveals how sin is very destructive.
3. Hold On to what is good: It is clear that we should hold tight to the doctrines of Christ and to his message. We should not hold tight to the religion of men.
4. Don't be Lazy in showing devotion to the Lord: True devotion is passionate and life changing. Our daily walk with the Lord is just that a daily walk. Every day our devotion should him should be demonstrated and lived.
5. Use your energy to serve the Lord: Be fervent in following the living God. Give everything you got in serving the Lord. Be extreme and relentless in your faith!!!
6. Be happy in your confidence. Be happy in the gospel message. Know with confidence that this truth we have is the greatest truth in the world.
7. Be patient in Trouble: A true mark of a believer is how he or she acts during the time of trouble. Be patient and allow the Lord to teach you through the difficult times.
8. Pray continually: Believers should be in constant prayer. Praying without ceasing means our direct line to the Father is always open and available. Prayer has two parts. 25% speaking and 75% listening.
9. Share your life and resources with others in need: One thing is for sure believers should always share all of our resources with each other. Unfortunately, this does not seem to translate well in today's church setting. Our life and resources are not meant to be stored up for a rainy day; they are meant to help each other when the need occurs. We are in this together.
10. Be hospitable: The greatest trade mark of believers is how we are hospitable to others. This means having folks over for dinner or entertaining each other during fellowship times.
11. Bless those who persecute you: The hardest thing to do is bless or love those who are mean to you. The bible is very clear that believers don't lose sight on who is the real enemy. Not the people who do bad things to us but the enemy we can't see. SATAN.
12. Comfort each other in good and bad times: Here is where prophecy and edification truly comes into affect. Believers are meant to lift each other up.
13. Live in Harmony with each other: It is important that believers strive to live in harmony with all people regardless of race, religion, and so forth. Harmony does not mean to over look sin but to keep a balanced approach to relationships.
14. Don't be arrogant or prideful: Christians should never think they are smarter or better than others. Many Christians make the mistake of forgetting where they came from before Jesus entered their lives. Always stay humble.
15. Don't return evil for evil: It is so easy to get revenge on others that have hurt you but it is not God's perfect will for our lives. God is the avenger for his people.
16. Let your thoughts be on noble things. Christians should always be honest and should never lie. They should express noble thoughts. Christians should be the staple of integrity and always do the right thing.
17. Live in peace with everyone. This is different than living in harmony. This means that believers should do everything they can to live calm and peaceful moments with all.
18. Don't get revenge. Remember God is our true and only Avenger. We never have to get even with others for the wrong things they do to us.
19. Love your enemies. It is hard to love individuals who have hurt us deeply. You have to remember that your enemies are not your enemies but your mission.
20. Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil with good. The life of a Christian is to daily become more and more like Jesus. Conquer evil by pushing it away and embracing the goodness of the Lord. Righteousness breeds holiness.

These are just 20 marks of a true believer in Christ. It is not an all exclusive list but gives us a start on how to act and live our lives as true believers.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Greatest Day Ever

Act 5:41-42 GW  The apostles left the council room. They were happy to have been considered worthy to suffer dishonor for speaking about Jesus.  (42)  Every day in the temple courtyard and from house to house, they refused to stop teaching and telling the Good News that Jesus is the Messiah.

Have you ever had the greatest day ever!!! It was just one of those days where you ask " How can it get any better?" There are great days in our lives where we feel a sense of accomplishment.

For a believer, our best days ever are a little different than what the world would consider a great day.  The apostles were just beaten by the Jewish council of the day, threaten to not to teach about Jesus, and then released back into the public. The apostles left the council room that day rejoicing. They had the greatest day ever because they suffered for the cause of Christ. They ignored the requests from the religious people and preached Jesus everywhere. Truly it was a great day.

Our world is changing. I believe the spiritual time line for mankind was cut some more when the American President announced Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Something in heaven shook and mankind received another wake up call. As believers, we should be excited for what is to come. Our Savior's return is getting closer and closer to our reality. We should be even more excited about sharing the Good News to the world. The Lord is not all concerned about how we started the race but is more concern with how we finish it. Believers have to be about the Father's business.

I truly sense great days ahead. The great days might not be in the form of how our flesh might like it but great days in the Lord are still to come. Believers need to stand firm and be prepared for one of the greatest moves of His spirit that this world has ever seen. This great move will come through great turmoil but the power of Christ will be abundantly clear. So be happy! Be Excited!!! Great days are ahead!!!!

Saturday, November 25, 2017


Psalm 53:1-6 GW  For the choir director; according to mahalath, a maskil by David. Godless fools say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt. They do disgusting things. There is no one who does good things.  (2)  God looks down from heaven on Adam's descendants to see if there is anyone who acts wisely, if there is anyone who seeks help from God.  (3)  Everyone has fallen away. Together they have become rotten to the core. No one, not even one person, does good things.  (4)  Are all those troublemakers, those who devour my people as if they were devouring food, so ignorant that they do not call on God?  (5)  There they are-panic-stricken- but there was no reason to panic, because God has scattered the bones of those who set up camp against you. You put them to shame. After all, God has rejected them.  (6)  If only salvation for Israel would come from Zion! When God restores the fortunes of his people, Jacob will rejoice. Israel will be glad.

The Living God looks down from His high, exalted realm upon the sinful race of human beings and finds not one person to be found worthy. We are all corrupt and bound to disgusting deeds. There is no one ,who does good things,can compare to the goodness of our King. We lack wisdom and declare idiocracy as our means of intelligent jargon. We are in desperate need of a Savior. Not just any Savior but a Savior birthed and formed through the divinity of the supreme creator. Psalm 53 reminds us all that we need Jesus. Scripture declares that EVERYONE has fallen away and EVERYONE is rotten to the core. This passage of scripture is humbling and gives the reader a swift kick of reality. Humankind has to come to this realization. We can never be good or righteous within our own power or being. That is like stating that a new born baby can jump from birth to driving a car. It is a ridiculous statement, but in spiritual reality we are still babies who need our Father God to take care of us. 

Here is the simply truth. Children of Adam need the Second Adam who has come to save us all. We need Jesus. Always and forever!!! This truth has never changed from its conception till today. 

The WalkAbout

Hebrews 5:11-14 GW  We have a lot to explain about this. But since you have become too lazy to pay attention, explaining it to you is hard.  (12)  By now you should be teachers. Instead, you still need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word. You need milk, not solid food.  (13)  All those who live on milk lack the experience to talk about what is right. They are still babies.  (14)  However, solid food is for mature people, whose minds are trained by practice to know the difference between good and evil.

The Australian Aborigines have a walkabout for their 12-13 year olds in order for them to become men or endure the path to manhood.  These 12-13 year olds are made to survive by themselves for 6 months in order to complete their rights of passage. They would train for years with the tribal elders and prepare for their Walkabouts. Finally when that day comes, the young men enter their walkabout and survive off the land for the next 6 months. Once the young men return from their adventure, they are welcome back into the tribe as men and given more responsibilities in the tribe.

Christians have a right of passage and can endure Walkabouts too. The writer of Hebrews spoke about the need for believers to simply grow up. It is time that we are mature into full disciples of the living God. Every believer should be preachers of the gospel and disciplining others in the truth of the Lord. We are carriers of the message and we must share His word with others.

The writer of this passage made these following statements.
1. The deeper truth of God's word can't be given to lazy believers. It would be like casting pearls before the swine. Only those seeking more of his truth can obtain it.
2. Mature believers should be teachers of God's word. In other words, going to church and listening to a message without sharing that truth with others is simply useless. It is like banging your head against a 6 inch thick stainless steal wall.
3. Mature believers obtain the mysteries of God's word. Immature believers are still on the basics.
4. Mature believers can quickly determine between what is evil and what is from God's goodness.

As believers, we need a divine walkabout. One that detoxifies our sin and strongholds. One that draws us closer to the living God. One that reveals our deepest bondage and brings us to our knees before the Living God. Once our Walkabout is over; we can emerge as true, mature believers who are ready to take on the World for the Kingdom of God.