When the music fades…….. (part 1)

August 14, 2010 5 comments

OK MUSIC, there have been various debates and discussions on whether Christians should listen to secular music. Firstly I’d like to reiterate that the focus here is not on styles of music (reggae, hip hop, pop etc) or on instruments (drums, guitar etc) as there is nothing in the bible to discredit or condemn these things.

There are many Christians who feel that certain types of music are ‘devilish’, rock in particular has received this title and this is ever increasing with regards to Hip Hop. However, there is absolutely no condemnation from the bible for ANY type of music rather we should see these as personal preferences as we are not all the same and thus our rhythm and tastes are different. We should celebrate this not, segregate those who have different tastes to us.

With regards to instruments, many churches do not use instruments such as the drums because they feel the beat is ‘unholy’. Ok, granted the bible does not make explicit reference to the drums BUT in Psalm 68:25 and Ezra 3:10 there mention of other percussion instruments such as the ‘tambourine’ which also make a beat. So then if it’s not the style of music or the instruments used what is our focus??? The content!

But in order to really understand the gravity of this topic we must first address the reason why music is so important and powerful. Lucifer, before becoming the prince of darkness, was an angel. God created him to be the minister of music in heaven, he was in charge of the choir, the instruments and basically in charge of the praise and worship, evidence for this is found in Job 38:7, Ezekiel 28:13 – 16.

Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy

N.B – the definition of Lucifer is ‘morning star’, which put’s this verse into context.

Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: THE WORKMANSHIP OF THY TIMBRELS AND OF THY PIPES WAS PREPARED IN THE DAY THAT THOU WAST CREATED.

14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering CHERUB, from the midst of the stones of fire.

N.B —  There Ezekiel begins by talking about a human being but goes on talk about Satan before his fall. A cherub is an angel so Satan was the ‘anointed’ cherub which show his position in heaven.

The bible also says that He was beautiful and had quite a high ranking in Heaven. Unfortunately, this was not enough for him and of course the rest is history. Our main focus here is the fact that Satan is VEERRY familiar with music and it’s power, you could say it’s what he knows best in the sense that he is an in built music machine (Job 38:7). This being the case, then would it not make sense that he would use his best weapon for his ‘master plan’, which is to ‘steal, kill and destroy’ (John 10:10).

Aside from this, the primary purpose of music was meant to be a tool to give God praise. If we use, David, the bible’s most famous psalmist, we see that that all of his psalms were referring to how great God is, and just reverencing His name. When you have time I would highly recommend that you spend some time in the book of Psalms and you’ll see what I mean.

In addition, if we claim to love God and seek to please him then shouldn’t everything we do give Him praise and glory? (Colossians 3:17). If we look at the lyrics within a secular song we will see that they promote sex, violence, power, porn, revenge, love only based on physical attraction, lust, self worship, worshipping money, the demotion of God and much more. Such things hurt our Lord as we listen to such music it shows that we condone and support what God doesn’t. Is that the type of message we want to send to unbelievers??

Another reason against listening to secular music is that we are polluting our spirit. We spend hours praying and seeking God’s face and then go and undo it with the trash that secular music promotes. One may spend time praying for God to save from them something they are going through then you’ll go and listen to something like Jay-Z’s “Empire state of mind” which says “Jesus can’t save you”. Whether you like it or not, you are feeding you spirit and harming your faith. The devil is using it as a tool to send his message to you, and you are letting it in on a regular basis. Just as we can deposit God’s word into our hearts, we can also do the same with the devil’s message and a house divided against itself will not stand (Matt 12:25).

It also makes you a hypocrite! You claim to love God and seek to please Him in everything you do, then you go and listen to everything that pleases His enemy, Satan. You go to church on Sunday praising God, singing, “This is my desire, to honour you………Lord I give you my heart…I live for you alone, every breath that I take, every moment I’m awake, Lord have your way in me.” You stand there and wave you hands in the air and say ‘amen’. Then after the service is done, you hop in the car to put you headphones in you ear and start your praise session with Satan! Then during the week to may have an opportunity to evangelise and you start telling so-and-so to turn from their evil ways…..YOU PHARISEE! How can we tell unbelievers to turn from the evil we continue to do?! It’s the pot calling the kettle black! Jesus put it best in Matt 7:3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”

Well that’s where I’m going to stop today. Stay tuned for part 2 next week. Next week’s edition will include a question and answer section so please send it all your questions on secular music to us via facebook, email (truspire@ymail.com).

Stay Blessed

Sinceress xx


Is your guard up is your amour on?

August 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Ephesians 6:18 “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” 

Mark 13:33 “Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.” 

Colossians 4:2 “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” 

If your guard is not up, then Christ is not your strong hold and you are not putting on the full armour OF GOD. You have left yourself defenceless and vulnerable to attack. Definition of guard is protection, defence, being in watch over anything threatening to keep in safety. If we fail to withstand the devils attack then we are not operating in the full armour OF GOD. We have to guard ourselves from spiritual attack, and when they do come, you have to be prepared to do spiritual battle. God has given you all this armour to win and be victorious. If Christ can defeat Satan in His weakest moments (Matthew 4), we can defeat the enemy in our weak and strongest moments.

 Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”

We have to stand strong in Gods strength and not our own. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13), it is not by power nor by might but by the Spirit says the Lord of Hosts (Zechariah 4:6), we do nothing in our own power or by might but by the Spirit of our Lord God.

 Ephesians 6:11“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

To stand in the evil day we have to be clothed in the amour of God. We are in the evil day, so we have to continue to stand clad in the whole armour OF GOD. Seven pieces of armour are mentioned. Five are defensive and two are offensive, with one being preparatory. The armour is mentioned as being: a belt, a breastplate, shoes, a shield, a helmet, a sword, and prayer. 

Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Are war is not carnal, but spiritual, we have to be spiritually ready to resist the devil and flee, by focusing on Christ and submitting to Him (James 4:8). Likewise, we may sincerely desire to never deny our Lord, but it takes more than desire; it takes preparation. We have all been taught how to rely on ourselves, but we have to learn anew how to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might (Ephesians 6:10). Just as in the physical realm, muscles have to be exercised to become strong, so we have to exercise ourselves unto godliness (1Timothy 4:7).

 Eph 6:13 “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

You have to put on the whole armour OF GOD, not just part of it, some people are running around with just the helmet of salvation and have no sword of the Spirit to attack the enemy. We are exhorted three times to put on the full armour OF GOD not some of it. Do not be left defenceless and vulnerable. 

Ephesians 6:14 “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;”

Christ is the truth, the only truth (John 14:6). When we have received Christ, we have received the Truth. We have to surround ourselves with the truth of Christ and to continue to be sanctified by the truth. When you act upon the truth, it will set you free (John 8:32). When you know the truth, you will not be entangled in our own web of deceit. The belt of truth holds things in place, holds up the whole armour. The truth keeps us secure in Christ and makes effective all the other pieces of armour. Truth is the sincerity of the heart. Sincerity leads us to be open before God. To have the belt of truth is to look to Jesus as the only truth. If Satan can remove/disarm of us of our belt, he will defeat us. 

Righteousness is received at salvation; it is the source of God Himself, a very gift from God, which only comes through faith. It gives us total acceptance before God through Christ. Righteousness allows us to stand before God, men and demons. Without the breastplate of righteousness, our faith would be like any mere religion – a form of godliness but no power to act. The Holy Spirit within us now gives us the life and power to live above sin. He imparts in you godly living. This is the breastplate of righteousness. Righteousness is God’s double-sided protection for the Christian. It defends our conscience from all the wounds inflicted by past sin and failures and also keeps us from the constant array of temptations and lust that desire to inflict more harm on us.

Ephesians 6:15 “And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.”

The shoes of the gospel of peace makes a messenger prepared to share the glad tidings of peace. This piece of armour is to aid our movement and defence and not our appearance. The shoes that keep us going over hard ground and the shoes that equip us with something to offer to the needy souls along the way. 

Ephesians 6:16 “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”

We walk by faith not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7); it protects us from the attacks of the enemy.  It is the most important armour to put on, without this all the other parts of the armour our exposed. It quenches the fiery arrows of the evil one, not some of them but ALL of them. We can have total victory in Christ Jesus as He is the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). Faith is the confidence and assurance we have in the crucified and risen Christ. Faith is lifting our eyes up to God and relying on the greater One in us to see us through. 

Ephesians 6:17 “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:”

There is a battlefield going on in the mind, the helmet of salvation protects our head from the wrong kind of thinking. We have to take captive every thought that exalts himself above the knowledge of Christ, being transformed by the renewing of our mind by the word of God. We need to keep focused on Christ the hope of our salvation. Hope is of the mind, it covers the head, and it is our helmet (1 Thessalonians 5:8).  A man can survive several days without food or water but take away hope and he will commit suicide immediately. An understanding of what God has promised us brings us hope. God does not lie. Our hope is based on Him. A Christian with the helmet of the hope of salvation will not get confused with the fleeing pleasures of sin. Nor will they trade their birthright (salvation) for the temporary lusts of the world.

The sword of the Spirit is our offensive weapon; we use it to strike down the enemy. The Word of God is hidden in our heart, activated by the power of the Holy Spirit and spoken in an appropriate situation. The Word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword (Hebrews 12:4). 

Ephesians 6:18 “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”

The last part of the Christian armour, which is prayer. pray with all diligence. The phrase “all prayer,” means various kind of prayer in the in the Spirit. Prayer is more than just asking, there is a prayer of thanksgiving, of praise, of rejoicing of worship, prayer of intercession, a prayer of agreement and a prayer of dedication. It is inappropriate to ask for something more than once, but we can and should continue to pray with these other forms of prayer until we see our answer manifest in the flesh. Prayer is another form of absolute dependence and reliance upon God for His divine intervention. In the “Spirit” means prayer directed by God’s Spirit and in accordance with God’s will (1John 5:14-15). Paul used this terminology when referring to praying in tongues (1Corinthians 14:2, 15; Jude 20; 1Corinthians 14:15). Therefore, this includes praying in tongues.  

A great amount of information was used from Andrew Wommack’s ministries and Word library. To God be the glory for their ministries.

 Be armed and ready, keep you guard up. 

Stay blessed


Sinking Sand

July 26, 2010 Leave a comment

God promises that he will save us. He promises to stretch out His mighty arms and rescue us out of the sinking sand of drunkenness, homosexuality, hatred, unforgiveness, bitterness, lies, depression and anxiety. These are obviously not the will of God for our life, so then why do we still experience them? We experience all theses because our total focus on Christ has been shaken.

Psalm 16:11 “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”

If our focus is on Christ and we are constantly resting in His presence, then we would have joy, and not anxiety or depression. You cannot contain joy, depression, bitterness, anxiety, hatred and unforgivness in your heart at the same time, so you have one or the other. So if you abiding in God’s presence and experiencing His joy, then you would not experience, Unforgiveness, bitterness, lies, depression, anxiety and so forth.

 Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

If we sought God with all our heart, we would not be anxious. The root of all anxiety is worrying, worrying of what you are going to eat, wear, do and so forth.

Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious (worry) about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”

 Mat 6:26” Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Mat 6:27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

Mat 6:28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,

Mat 6:29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Mat 6:30  But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Mat 6:31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

Mat 6:32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.” 

If we put our trust in Christ, rest and focus on him, we would not worry about these things, and be less anxious.

Philippians 4:6 “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

Again, a way to combat anxiety is to give thanks and praise God in all circumstances, which will produce joy in your life in the mists of the storm. 

Mat 7:24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Mat 7:25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.

Mat 7:26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

Mat 7:27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

The reason why we sink in the mist of our problems is that Christ is not our firm foundation. If Christ is our firm foundation then we will be secure and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard our hearts from worry and doubt. If you build, upon a weak foundation, (anything that is not Christ), you will fall, if you build upon a solid foundation (Christ) then you will be secure and withstand the storm. You build upon the sure foundation of Christ by spending time with Him, seeking Him, praying, worshiping Him and reading His word by establishing an ongoing personal relationship with our Father and to be a doer of the word not just a hearer only.

Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”


Moreover, the joy of the Lord will enable you to float calmly in mist of your storms.

Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Galatians 5:23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”  

If we are operating in the fruit of the Spirit, then we would not be holding unto bitterness, unforgiveness, hatred and so on. They both cannot be in your heart; it is one or the other.


Galatians 5:24 “And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Galatians 5:25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.”

Let us be led by the Spirit, feed the spirit and starve the flesh by spending time in God’s presence by reading, meditating in His word, praying and praising Him for His goodness and reverencing Him and worshiping Him. Do not be controlled and dominated by your emotions, submit your emotions to God’s will but be dominated by the Word of the Lord.

 Psalm 116:2 “Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

Psalm 91:15 “When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honour him.” 

When you are sinking cry out to God, “Abba, Father”, and He will surely answer you. 

Mar 6:45 “Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.

Mar 6:46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray.

Mar 6:47 And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land.

Mar 6:48 And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them,

Mar 6:49 but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out,

Mar 6:50 for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”

Mar 6:51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. Moreover, they were utterly astounded,”

There is no doubt that Jesus was coming out there to help His disciples, yet He made as though He would have passed by them. This illustrates how the Lord comes to us. He is always there in the midst of our problems, but He does not just take control. Regardless of how desperate our situations are, He waits for us to call out to Him for help. He does not force His help on us. Moreover, He is always on top of the very thing that is about to drown us. It is no problem for Him. We have to be looking for the Lord or He will pass on by.—Andrew Wommack’s Living Commentary.

So when you are sinking in sand, cry out to God and he will pull you out of the sinking sand with His outstretch arms.

Isaiah 52:10 “The LORD has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.”

Yes, God stretches His mighty arm out to those who are drowning in their sin and despair and pulls them out of their circumstances, and places their feet upon the Rock, which is Christ. His Promises our sure and He will rescue you. Trust the Lord, seek Him believe His Word. God may not be early but He is never late. He will never let you down! His arms are everlasting.

Deuteronomy 33:27 “The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, Destroy.” 

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God bless

Make Jesus your main meal!!!!

July 13, 2010 2 comments

Make Jesus your main meal.  John 6:48 “I am that bread of life.”

 Seek Him above all things. Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Cleave and rely on Christ. Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:6 “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

 God’s word is our spiritual nourishment, which we cannot live without it. As we depend on food for our physical bodies to grow, we also need our spiritual food, which is the Word of God. Jesus is the bread of life; we have to feed on Him to live. He is the very source of life. John 6:63 “It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”

The Word of God is not just writing on paper but Words of the Spirit that go directly to the heart. Hebrews 4:12 “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.”

 He is our spiritual manna, straight from heaven, John 6:58 “This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. Although God’s Word does benefit our physical man, the Word is spiritual and must be understood through the spirit (1Co 2:14). God’s Word is spirit and it takes our spirit to illuminate its truths to our minds (Pr 20:27).—Andrew Wommack’s Living Commentary.

John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” 1John 5:7 “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” Therefore, Jesus is the Word of God. Therefore, when you read the Word, you grow in your knowledge of Christ.

Our sustenance is from Christ Himself, the Word of God fills us with all spiritual provisions we need to live a true and victorious Christian life. The Word alone is sufficient to rule the lives of Christians everywhere. Matthew 4:4 “But he answered, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

Jesus is the living eternal Word of God. So why not make Jesus your main meal. Eat Him at breakfast in the morning, then brunch, then at lunch in the middle of the day. Then you have him for a little snack, then for supper then some dinner just before you go to bed. Spend time in His Word, because you are spending time in Him, experiencing Him, knowing Him and loving Him.

 Joshua 1:8 “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” John 15:4 “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me”.

 Meditate on the Word of God, ponder on the Word, as a cow chews and digest its food, chew, and digest the Word of God. See how the Word relates to your life, see the implications of the Word and trust God to give you a deeper understanding and a personal revelation from the Word of God. The Holy Spirit will give you the understanding and the grace to receive His Word. Psalm 119:130 “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”

 You cannot try to know Christ without reading His Word. You cannot separate His Word from Him; it is like trying to separate light from the sun or heat from fire it cannot be done. Therefore, if you want to know God, you need to read His word. John 17:3 “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”

Boost your day with the energy drink of the Word of God first thing in the morning to liven up your day. Take a good sleeping pill of the Word, to give you a peaceful sleep. The study of God’s Word, is the purpose of discovering God’s will, it is the secret discipline, which has formed the greatest characters.

The Bible as a book stands alone. There never was, nor ever be, another like it. As there is but one sun to enlighten the world naturally, so there is but one Book to enlighten the world spiritually. May that Book become to each of us the man of our counsel, the guide of our journey, the inspiration of our thought, and our support and comfort in life and in death. –A. Galloway

Let’s feast on the Word.

Stay blessed


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July 4, 2010 Leave a comment

I remember when I first grasped this message, I was soooo exited that I had to share it with my mum. I pray that you too will also feel that same way after this blog. The words truth and fact are usually interchangeable, what is classified as a fact is usually the truth right?! Actually not always.

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So what is a fact? The dictionary says it is “Knowledge or information based on real occurrences” for example 2+2 =4 and most (normal people) would agree that this is also the truth. However the existence of gravity is also a fact but the law of lift supersedes it as aeroplanes have proven.

So where am I going with this? Just hold tight lool. Apart from the dictionary meaning of these words, another difference is that Facts can change while truths cannot. How is this possible you say? Well if you take the bible as the truth then how can it change?! The truth, being the bible, supersedes fact. Let me give you a few examples

Sickness: Your illness may range from a mere cold to cancer and these are facts. The doctor may have told you that you are going to die as a result of your illness but the truth (the bible) says that ‘”by his stripes ye were healed” – 1 peter 2:24. There are no ‘ifs’ not ‘buts’, the bible does place exceptions on what one can be healed.

Work life: This could be your school work like exams, essays, coursework or it could be regarding work that you need to do in your job. The fact may be that you are failing at school/university, you cannot do the work or you’re incapable of completing the challenge before you. However truth says “For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6). The word also says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” –Philippians 4:13.

Daily struggles: the fact here may be that you do not have the money to pay the rent or put food on the table or that you cannot afford to go to university. Maybe the bailiffs are after you and the creditors are breathing down you neck. However truth says that “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” – Philippians 4:19

Salvation: The fact is hat we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, you have done some incredibly bad things by the world’s standards but the truth is that God sent His only Son to die on the cross for you and I “…But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him..” Isaiah 53:5

This truth cannot be changed because God doesn’t change!

I could go on and on and on but I’m sure you get what I’m saying. So how do we get the truth to become a fact in our life?! One word—FAITH! A plane can be perfectly crafted but it will not take off unless someone switches on the engine. So also, it’s all well and good knowing what the bible says but until to apply faith to your situation and more importantly, put your faith in God (Mark 11:22), then your situation will not change. The bible says:

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17:20

Such little faith can do sooooo much and “NOTHING will be impossible for you”! WOW!!! So then if such little faith can no that then what is our problem then?! I think it’s our focus on facts, we see facts as unchangeable. Today science has developed so far to the point that anything that contradicts it seems wrong. Additionally we live in a society where we rely a lot on evidence, just take a look at the justice system. The fact that Lawyers are so important in today’s society shows how evidence based we have become so much so that an oral agreement in some cases is no longer valid because there is no evidence of it! But today make a decision to see what the bible says as the final word in your life regardless of your situation or circumstance.

Stay blessed

Sinceress xx

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Attitude of worship

June 20, 2010 5 comments

 What is an attitude of worship?

 Worship is the attitude of the heart; worship is the response to God’s worthiness, greatness and goodness. Worship is an old English word of “worth-ship”, meaning to acknowledge the worth of someone. Therefore, as Christians when we worship we acknowledge the worthiness of God. Therefore, whenever we acknowledge Gods worthiness we are worshiping God.

Worship is not just limited to just the slow part of praise and worship, but it can happen every day, every hour and every minute you honour God, every time you put him first and every time you give Him all the glory. Psalm 9:1-2: ‘1 I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.’ Psalm 111:1: ‘1 Praise the LORD! I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.’

 We can worship God in all things, when you are doing grocery, going to school or work, when looking after your children and so forth. You do not have to limit worship to a set time in the morning and at night, but the whole day can be filled with the worship of the Lord. 1Peter 4:11 ‘If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.’

When we commit all are things to the Lord that is worship, when we give our offering, our time and effort to the things of the Lord that is worship. When we focus on him and make him our first and top-most priority, we are worshiping God. When you give him the honour that is due, you are worshiping him. True worship should create God intoxicated people. People who are crazy for the Lord, who are zealous to win lost souls. Worship is a lifestyle that gives value to its creator. Worship is giving the Lord all of our attention; it is setting aside everything that distracts us. Psalm 37:5 ‘Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.’ Proverbs 16:3 ‘Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.’

We have to worship Christ in spirit and in truth. John 4:21 “Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.” John 4:22 “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.” John 4:23 “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” John 4:24 “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

 We worship God knowing that He is the absolute Truth, there is no way to the Father in Heaven but through Christ, we know that Christ died for our sins, and through Him we are saved. We worship Him knowing that He loves us with an everlasting love. Christ is not just a thing but a person, He is a person that wants to be worshiped, scrap that He deserves to be worshiped, we were created for that very purpose to worship him. We are created and are still created for Gods pleasure. Revelation 4:11 “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

Worship is also not limited to a church building, but to the heart, we are Christ tabernacle and temple, where the fullness of the Godhead resides in us. 1Corinthians 3:16 “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”

Remember whoever and whatever you give worship (your time, money, effort) becomes your god (your idol). Your slaves to who you obey, sin or righteousness, I beg you to choose righteousness. Romans 6:16 “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” Luke 16:13 “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

 We have to have a contrite and a sincere heart every time we worship God, we are not worshiping God for what we can get, but what we can give. Hebrews 13:15 ‘Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.’ 

We have to humble ourselves before His Mighty hand, and declare his Greatness. When we worship God, we admit our weakness and inadequacies and rely on His strength and grace. However, we do not worship God in weakness and inadequacy because we have confidence and boldness to enter the throne of Grace and that He will receive our offerings of praise.

Hebrews 4:16 ‘Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.’

Psalm 141:2 ‘Let my prayer be accepted as sweet-smelling incense in your presence. Let the lifting up of my hands in prayer be accepted as an evening sacrifice.’

Isaiah 40:31 ‘but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.’

Worship is a lifestyle, we need an attitude of gratitude, we need to be thankful always and be in lasting appreciation of the wonder of His ways, to the richness of His mercy and His everlasting grace, fulfilled in His Son Jesus Christ. 1Thessalonians 5:16’ Rejoice always, ‘ 1Thessalonians 5:17 ‘pray without ceasing, ‘ 1Thessalonians 5:18 ‘give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.’ Romans 12:1 ‘I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.’

 Worship elevates us into God presence and power. Hebrews 12:28 ‘Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,’

To worship God in spirit and in truth is to worship him in one mind, one accord, in honour and in reverence. Worship is not for our entertainment, we are not worshiping God to get something out of God that would be a selfish motive, and would not be worshipping God in Truth. However, our primary reason to worship God is to glorify him (1 Corinthians 6:20). Every time you worship, your focus should be on him, your attention is on him and are filled with love for our Creator.

Worship should be situated in the boundaries of a Relationship with our Saviour and Father, if there is no relationship there is no worship. Once that relationship is created then worship follows, it is a natural response when a man looks at His own sinfulness comparedto a Holy and Righteous God. Wow, just take a minute to pause and awe at His greatness. We are able to enter into the Holy of Holies that is our spirit which has been regenerated by Christ.

Matthew 15:8 “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; Matthew 15:9 in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'” Exodus 20:7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.’ These two scriptures go hand in hand; taking God’s name is voiding any power and reverence in it.

When we worship God in spirit, we worship Him from the heart, mind, soul and body, not with pompous external things (rites and ceremonies). The Pharisees in this scripture and many Christians still today externally worship, but their heart is totally far from God. They go through the religious motions of worship, thereby taking God’s name in vain which is an abomination to the Lord.

So let us put on an attitude of worship, let us draw near to God with our hearts, and praise Him with the fruit of our lips, let us reside in the presence of the Lord. Let us acknowledge His worthiness, greatness, goodness, mercy, grace. The list can go on and on right.

Well that is it, Worship, Worship, Worship, that’s what it is about

Stay blessed



Christ called us to be united not divided (part 3)

June 6, 2010 4 comments

Wow, were up to three instalments already. Thank you all for staying tuned.

Check out part 1:https://truspire.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/christ-called-us-to-be-united-not-divided-part1/

Check out part 2: https://truspire.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/christ-called-us-to-be-united-not-divided-part-2/

1Co 1:10  “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”

 When you read that scripture, what does it say to? Does it define the Church today?

It must look impossible; to bring all believers to be of one mind, especially in doctrine. But is it? No of course not, Paul is begging us by the mercies of God to do so, all things are possible with Christ, and we can do all things through Christ who strengthen us right? God will never ask us to do something that we can never do. So then, it is possible. 

 However, if we truly loved Christ, we would put pride away, and as believers come together through the leading of the Holy Spirit and sort out the mess we have created. Hence, the ‘we’, Christ is not the author of confusion.

1Corinthians 14:33  “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”

True Disciples of Christ are distinguished by their love for one another, which is a mark of true maturity.

1Co 1:10  “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”

When you properly analyse this verse, Paul is emphasising unity and oneness to such a level, that if you looked at the Church now, we would think it to be highly impossible. However, for the mere fact that Paul through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is writing this, suggest that it is possible through Christ. Therefore, what this verse is saying is that we should speak the same thing, that there should be no division amongst us, and that we should be perfectly joined together in the same mind and judgement. We need to be one in the important doctrines; however, Paul did make allowances for differences on non-essential points (Romans 14:1). Nevertheless, on essential points we should as (all believers) be of one mind and agree on the same things. Of course, we are all individuals and are unique, so there will be differences amongst believers, but those differences do not have to cause division or become a hindrance to us as believers’ fellowship with each other.

‘We do not have to always agree to walk in unity with our brothers’, but let us be resolved in peace and not in strife or envy (James 3:16).

If we imitate Christ, as we are called to do, we would imitate his oneness He had with Our Father, with are fellow believers.

John 17:21  “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.”

If we are united, the world will know that the Father has sent him. So this just identifies how important unity is, it is so important, that when believers are united in the love of Christ, many will know that Jesus is God’s Son. A wonderful evangelism tool, which is not being taken advantage of.

Ephesians 4:13 “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:”

This just demonstrates how important it is to come into harmony with each other; Christ wants us to grow to full maturity in knowledge and in faith. Therefore, it is not impossible, but possible.

Therefore, I exhort all true believers in Christ Jesus, to break down the wall of enmity between believers in their denominations. A denomination is not the true Church of Christ, but the believers across all denominations (who truly believe in Jesus as the Son of God) are part of the Body of Christ, reconciled unto the Father. Ridding ourselves of pride is the only way that we can obtain unity.

Ephesians 2:14 “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;” Ephesians 2:16 “And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:” 

‘Focusing on peripheral issues that turn our attention away from the simplicity of faith in Christ will always cause division. We will never come into unity over the colour of carpet or stained glass windows. Our only hope for unity is to unite in our faith in Christ’.—Andrew Wommack’s Living Commentary

 I know it may seem hard, because of the huge differences in doctrine, but if we all claim to Love Christ, let us at least try and I know that God’s grace is sufficient.

I pray this has touched many hearts as it has me, please continue to read God’s inspired Word, and be transformed by it.

May God keep you, sustain, uphold you, and guide you in the faith. And let all the believers say Amen.

 When we come together as believers, if our true focus is on Him, then God’s promise is that His presence will inhabit the gathering of believers who congregate in His Holy Name. 

Matthew 18:20m “ For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

 I never once in any of my Christ called us to be united not divided blog instalments; say lets unite as Christians regardless of doctrinal beliefs or let’s unite and compromise our beliefs and purity standing. Through the instalments I emphasised, True Christians, True believers, True followers of Christ, bible believing Children of God: Christians that do not compromise with the Word of God, those that love Christ and live to please him that bear much fruit and that are living godly lives. Of course, many will then say that those who profess those titles are not really Christians, which of course I agree, but I believe the true believers WILL respond to the calling of Unity.

 Let me ask you all this, many of us have gone to Christians events, where Christ is exalted, where he is the focal point of the gathering, where you fellowshipped with other believers from all walks of life from different denominations and so forth. So did you not all come together in one mind, and in one accord, to worship the Living Lord. Is that not unity? Therefore, what is the difference in what I am saying? Even in your own church, I can say for certain that not all the members in the church agree on every single thing, but you all come together whenever you do in one accord and in one mind, to praise our Lord and Father. Again is that not unity? So what is it that I am saying that is any different to what we all do on regular occurrences.

 Many of you are like oh, I understand you now, you were never speaking of unity with compromise, or unity regardless of doctrine. However, I was proclaiming the unity based on the Word of God, the Spirit of our Lord, saturated in Love and in fellowship.

 Many people when contradicting this teaching cite the Tower of Babel, of why unity is not necessary. But I will hopefully make you understand that the calling of unity is definitely for a new testament believer. In Genesis 11, we see the story of the city of Babel, where God scattered the languages of the people and dispersed them across the earth.  The Lord scattered them and confused their language because they were using their unity against God’s will. The people understood the power of unity, but they used it AGAINST God instead of FOR Him. So then, many will say because of the Tower of Babel that we are meant to be divided, that may be true of colour, race, culture etc… but when it comes to the Faith, we should all be united under Christ’s blood.  Unity is only good if used for the Lord. Psalm 133:1A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”

Romans 12:4  “For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:”

1Corinthians 12:12 “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.”1Corinthians 12:13 “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.”

So were all One in Christ right? Of course we are the Bible told us so. So why do we then debate whether we should unite or not, when Christ told us to (remember I am speaking of True believers not false believers). Disunity works as a hindrance for God’s plan for the Church.

 I am not saying something new, I am saying something that all the epistles are saturated with; it is just that in this modern day it has been lost. I would advice all those reading this to read the Book of Acts, and see the unity expressed there, and that is the same unity we are lacking now. Please believe that I am not saying there is no unity in the Body of Christ, there is huge amount of it, but I am saying that it could be expressed in such a bigger scale. A great example of a united movement in our modern day is The passion for Christ Movement in America (P4CM).http://www.p4cm.com/p4cm/

God bless you all