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Big Lesson 6 – The power of what we say

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What you say with your mouth can get you out of trouble or into trouble therefore we need to be wise.

I have given examples of how the book of Proverbs teaches us to use our words wisely.

The book of Proverbs is a whole book within the sixty six books of the bible that is devoted to wisdom.

If times of persecution come then you need to know what not to say, what to say and also how to say it e.g. you do not tell an aggressive thug where to go.

Proverbs 18:21

“Life and death are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat of it’s fruit”.

The words that come out of our mouths are so so important and powerful. The Father that said “I love you, please listen to me” kept his son from a night out with bad company that would have cost him his son’s life.

Proverbs 12:19

“Truthful lips endure forever but a lying tongue is but for a moment”.

You tell one lie and it got you what you wanted, you get addicted straight away and in a moment you cannot keep track of the lies and you are exposed.
Just leave out the truth if you have to and it feels good being honest. Be clever in how you manage not to lie.

Proverbs 21:23

“Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.”

“I wonder what cannabis is like” says the lad sitting in the fast food restaurant whilst a dealer overhears. Offered and accepted two hours later, he develops mental health problems later on in life.

Shalom ☺
Be careful please 💛

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Learning the Word takes away fear

The bible is the foundation of your faith as Jesus Christ is the Word and is the bible.

Try to get a good overall understanding of the bible and learn your verses. This way you will get through the storms of life in victory.

Psalms 119:11 ESV “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”

Get some verses into your heart after you have got them into your mind by memorizing them, then you will maybe find that you sin less and therefore feel good instead of grouchy.

I have found that reading and learning theology gives you a more solid spirit and obviously it will help you to understand the Word better.

Learning verses sounds boring I know, but there are ways that are fun.

If you don’t have a smartphone or computer then try memorizing the right verses and then writing down what you remember without looking. Or a more fun way is to get someone to test you on them. Think of fun ways as it will benefit you massively.

Get the “Remember Me” verse learning app on your smartphone.

  • There are different styles of learning on the app e.g. it covers up words on the verse so that you have to guess them. Other fun ways too.
  • Use a bible version you enjoy so you will keep on with it.
  • Don’t use the preloaded compilations of verses, find verses that are suited specifically to you. Remember the bible context of the verse though please.
  • Get Psalm verses that give you faith and then get Proverb verses so that you can receive wisdom by faith.

Knowing the Word well is vital so please Relax And Try (remember my Relax And Try post) your best to do it.

Why?

  • When life gets tough, knowing your bible verses is actually going to help get you through e.g. knowing the verse 2 Timothy 2:13 “when we are faithless he is faithful as he cannot deny himself” will give you faith when your faith is at a low point.
  • Knowing Psalm 46 when everything in your life is falling apart i.e. knowing that God can just speak and the situation is changed completely.
  • Knowing a good handful of Proverbs is essential for many of lifes situations e.g. Proverbs 16:32 to keep patient under pressure and Proverbs 27:12 to prepare for pressure.
  • Understanding what we believe. Verses for the fundementals of the gospel e.g. John 3:16 and any other verses that show we are saved by grace through faith because Jesus died for us and it is not our own works that get us to heaven. This is vital.

Do not run away into a remote monastry named High Rothgar in order to learn the bible cover to cover. This will not help your fellow man. Obviously monks are necessary in some cases though.

Jesus is the Word and the Word is the bible. In the bible, it says do not be afraid 100’s of times and it also stops you being afraid. The bible is saying; read me, as I will give you faith, the opposite of fear:

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Romans 10:17 ESV

When a verse comes to mind in a difficult situation it can give you a boost just like eating a power pellet of manna e.g. remembering Romans 12:21 when faced with a grumpy minion, can help a lot.

So given the above, it would be splendid to have the right verse for the right time. Blue tack an A4 plain sheet of paper to your wall and use those different coloured sticky bookmark things with the verses written on for the current times e.g. one sticky could be the Romans 12:21 for grumpy zombies you might meet.

Different colours make it fun. Use the ones that are roughly one centimeter by four. Then they dont overlap and thus you can see them all. Write a little bit of the verse so that it fits and also so you have to remember the rest. It is a prompt.

As times change, the verses stick and un-stick with your hand e.g as the zombie population decreases you might stick a more joyful verse on.

Shalom 😀

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Cuddle up with Jesus – He loves you massively

The bible is also known as the Word and the Word is actually Jesus:

Oh child, how I love you.

John 1:1‭-‬5 English Standard Version

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

So if you are reading your bible, maybe getting into a Psalm like Psalm 23, then you are cuddling up to Jesus in your spirit as He loves you.

He loves you so much that He died on a cross for you. He is the bible in your hands and all around you too as He is God.

In time you can really get the hang of this way of thinking and actually get a proper spiritual cuddle. It makes sense as God is love.

Take it slow reading your bible first off though. Don’t beat yourself up reading lots and lots but do try.

Don’t beat yourself up with the King James Version unless you like it with it’s thou’s and thee’s.

Try the English Standard Version or even easier and fun is the Message version.

Guys, we do not actually need to work our way to God with good deeds such as giving to charity. God likes that kind of stuff but He is saying that He loves you anyway.

What God wants is a relationship with you. We get that relationship by faith and the bible is the best place to get that after praising Him as He is lovely. Prayer is maybe third best and He always hears and wants to bless your socks off.

Relationship is not religion so chill out and enjoy His love.

You find after a while that you feel so loved by God that you start overflowing with love and blessing people. Feels amazing.

Word up duck! 🙂

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Recent labradoodle trouble

Last night at 1.20am I witnessed a serious crime. I saw five labradors (very organised, probably from London) break into Meadowfresh butchers and steal five crates of premium grade cumberland sausages.

After picking up their scent I managed to collar one of them and get a photograph. Like I say, they are very sophisticated. The one I caught looks just like a poodle:

If you have been a victim of organised labrador crime then please read my blog for practical advice on how to survive and continue to live a normal happy life in Jesus.

There are labradoodles now which could mean the end is nigh!

## Update; labradoodles have been rioting outside Mc Donalds and threatening a take over by force. I have been advised that you should give them Walls sausages to appease them. This could be our only hope of being able to continue eating big tasty burgers. If we run out of Walls sausages then we have nothing left than to beg the Lord for mercy.

In other news, my sewing machine has not arrived. The sewing machine has not arrived yet so obviously I will tie some thread to the door handle and then to the delivery van 20 miles away and call for a wild ground hog to head butt the middle of the thread, thus making a swift delivery to my door. I will then knit a snuggly jumper for that ground hog and me Sabrina and ground hog will have a cream tea around the kitchen table. Obvious I know.

Should I state the obvious?

Homeless man just urinated in the alley at my home. Secretly I believe that he was a Baal. I was patient and walked past saying nothing. Even if he was not a Baal, I believed he was so he was, thus I am very patient as Baals are very bad. Walrus.

Had a lightbulb moment in bed in the morning. It was that I had new enthusiasm to go and help people. So I set off looking for people who look depressed to help. They know I am a sky pilot and they are fed up with the same advice I always give. This is why they faked the biggest smile as they walked past me. I did not say a thing to them but you see the Romans 8:28 don’t you. They faked a big smile and science says that this has a big positive effect on the rest of their body.

😋🐕🐗🦏

Squirreling away nuts in your kitchen is a prudent step for Winter. No one could call you a nutty fruitcake for this. If they did though, can you understand how “nutty fruitcake” is a triple powered saying to suggest you are a numpty? Only messing 😀😀

This is the funny section of wisdomfortoday.co.uk

Chicken soup verses lobster theory is actually very applicable for this day and age. Humble chicken soup for your soul or worldly spoilt soul lobster. This is the lobster chicken theory and it should be taught at Universities.

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Your authority in Christ – see miracles

Did you know Christian Brother or Sister that when minions are persecuting you, be it verbal abuse, being drugged against your will or anything else, you can actually use your authority in Christ (providing you have faith) to make them or it stop instantly.

This is why:

“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
Luke 10:19‭-‬20 ESV

This is how:

Think, believe and mean “in Jesus name I command you stop, in Jesus name!”. Now tap your foot or do something else appropriate to help confirm the belief (e.g. click fingers). Now think “thankyou Jesus they (or it) has stopped, amen”. Believe the Luke verse and wait for it to happen.

N.B; highest faith is praise but you cannot always do that even if you think of praise songs. Think these words “Jesus you are good” and mean it. A more rooted and constant faith comes from knowing the Word. I have said it before and will say it again:

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”
Romans 10:17 ESV

N.B; Click or tap foot but be wise and inventive e.g. clicking your finger in a muscly minions face will give you a nobbly nose if you do not have sufficient faith.

Pray to Jesus that He would help you to use your authority. Persevere and you will get it. He did not say Luke 10:19-20 as if it was not a present for you.

You will see some pretty cool things if you learn this.

Selah, it’s the belief that counts when you do it therefore it can be a “calm” command.

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Stronghold busters – real chain breakers

Have you got a sin or bad habit that keeps on dragging you down when you succumb to it e.g.

  • Vanity and looking in the mirror too much to then pay in self-consciosness in public?
  • Or have you got a problem with forgiveness and feel bitter?
  • Have you got emotional hurt inside of you after past abuse?

A great remedy is the use of a stronghold buster. I got the idea from Freedom In Christ ministries by Steve Goss – search online, it’s great.

Let me briefly explain. A stronghold buster can break the lies that the enemy has put in our minds. Lies that hold us back e.g. not being able to forgive. Stronghold Busters re-program your mind with the use of the Word of God e.g. for unforgiveness you might use the points that we are released spiritually when we forgive, and include scripture on forgiveness to say that this is the case.

This is not brainwashing as you are not being fed only rice and you are not paying me £39.99 an hour in a 10 year contract. Anyway, the brainwashers are the kind of minions who put the strongholds there in the first place.

Example:

In Jesus name I affirm that I will forgive my enemies as then I will be spiritually released as it is written that I will not be forgiven unless I forgive, Jesus name!

Thankyou Jesus that I can now walk in your freedom and thankyou for forgiving my sin.

Amen

That is a simple example that you can adjust, but remember to use the Word of God inside of the text as Jesus said:

Hebrews 4:12 “the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two edged sword, dissecting soul and spirit, joints and marrow and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart”.

N.B; the sword is spiritual and not a tangible sword.

When you say “In Jesus name!” believing it will happen and then thanking God, you are using your authority in Christ (Luke 10:19-20).

That verse says that this works, and I have said it before and I will say it again;

Jesus agrees with this verse and Jesus Himself is the Word which is the bible. You say then “but that authority thing does not work”. Then pray to grow in faith and God might tell you to learn His Word more. In time I am certain you will be able to use your authority if you grow in true faith in Christ:

Romans 10:17 “Faith comes through hearing and hearing through the Word of God. ”

Disclaimer; Jesus controls the heavenlies so you cannot just do a Stronghold Buster to get a Ferrari or a life time supply of chocolate, or a chocolate Ferrari.

Jesus clearly said He won’t and He decides (Ephesians 1:20-21). He will give you things that you need e.g. healing, peace, the assurance you are loved, desire to love others and things like sorting out the bullet points I made at the start.

Selah 🙂

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List of pickups for when your in a pickle

This is just my list that works for me when I am down. Print out your own list and refer to it when you are down.

I usually get to 12 and I feel fine again:

1. Just say “Father you are good” and try and mean it – even this is praise which is the highest form of faith.

2. Forgive your enemies from your heart and confess your sins – if there is sin from either party then this may stop the downer.

3. Put your Ephesians 6 armor properly whilst relaxing your body.

4. 2 – 10 minutes bible. An easy to manage time and picking it up for 30 seconds starts a 10 minute read.

5. Speak in tongues.

6. Use your authority in Christ to get rid of the demons.

7. Ask for prayer from someone.

8. Speak to another Christian.

9. Do some exercise like a 10 minute run.

10. Look at some nice photographs or nice objects that you have specially collected in a shoe box.

11. Just laugh at something. A memory or a non-detailed list (even better) of funny stuff you have seen.

12. Do a silly little dance – make sure you do not get seen though lol. ☺️

13. Make a cuppa with three sugars.

14. Think of greater positive thoughts every time you get a negative thought.

15. Calm words like Selah and relax your body.

16. Run away in your imagination like a child but make sure Jesus would approve of what you think and do not do it too long as you will get down again as the brain will need to calm down after.

Bless ya! 🍪🍰🎂🍬🍫
Might be a hint just above 😋
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Praise is the highest level of faith

Do you remember guys how in the old testament the Israelites won mighty battles when they were vastly out numbered. They did it while singing praise to God.

Praise is the highest level of faith as it takes place in the third heaven where the Seraphim and Cherubim are right next to God praising Him.

We should never use a sword to win our battles (the pen is mightier than the sword anyway), but why shouldn’t we be like those Israelites and think (don’t go singing in the office as it is a bad witness) of songs in our minds as we go through our challenges in the day:

• Hillsong Oceans when you need big faith to love someone who hates you or to give you faith to use your Luke 10:19-20 authority. Makes you do something amazing as it is a profound sounding song.

• The battle belongs to the Lord when you are in a cycling race event. Your strength is God you know therefore you can go very fast. A bit like the Israelite battles.

• How great thou art or The Maker by Chris August when you walk through the forest. You get peace out of this busy world as you enjoy creation more through seeing clearer how much of a good designer He is.

• If you are struggling to praise then just say “Father you are good” and mean it in your heart. This is a big faith power pellet you have just swallowed.

• Think of your own ones guys and feel the boostings.

Praise Jesus 😃

Proverbs 2:6 Wisdom is from God and from His lips come knowledge and understanding.

Wisdom comes through faith and faith is our relationship to God. Praising God is the highest level of faith so praise Him and then ask for wisdom if you need wisdom.

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Start your day with the Word of God

The bible is the Word and the Word is Jesus, so cuddle up with Him at the start of the day so that you realise the truth that He is right beside you all day.

 

Get an iced latte drink carton from your local shop the day before. They are only about £2 and they are delicious.

 

Have that ready with your favourite bible version on your bedside table for when you wake up so that reading the Word and having a coffee in bed is the first thing that you do that day. As soon as the alarm goes off and you wake.

 

Maybe use the ESV (English Standard Version) or the MSG (Message Version)which is easy to understand – good versions. Read a Psalm and a couple of Proverbs. Maybe Psalm 121 to know that God will look after your coming and going from your house today. Try and understand the hidden wisdom in just two Proverbs. Read the Psalm to get faith to receive the wisdom of the Proverbs.

 

This will set you up for a good day.

 

Top of the morning to you! ☺

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Stop sinning and get JOY instead

The problem

Your JOY in Christ is loving Jesus, Others and You. If you sin then this is how your joy will get messed up:

  • Jesus: It really hurts God. It makes Him so down and sad as He loves you and does not want anyone to get hurt.
  • Others: It hurts others e.g. adultery splits up marriage and leaves kids with no parents.
  • You: It messes you up and you might have fun for a short time but you will be left in ruins for days, months or even years if it is a bad sin. The Christian soul and sin are not compatible.

The good news

We can stop it, there is an easy way to stop sinning and get joy:

I have underlined and made bold the words “wisdom” and “he will also provide the way of escape” as this is the answer:

  • Wisdom – knowing how to avoid it, resist it when it does come and stop others from sinning.
  • 1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

So what does that mean?

Let me explain with a story of a dream that I had. I dreamt that I was at a beach one day with my family and just before I went in the sea for a swim, my Mum said be careful and do not swim too far out. I sinned by not respecting the loving advice of my Mum and I swam out too far and I found that quite strong tidal currents started to pull me out to sea. So I tried to swim back as fast as I could but made no progress. I then prayed to God for wisdom as to what to do. He said stand up and so that is what I did. I found that the water came up to my waist and I was able to walk back to shore!

Wisdom is the way out of sin.

So how can we apply this to our daily lives? Be clever and be wise, think of ideas to get out of it so that you keep your JOY.

If you are being seduced by an adulterous person then pretend your phone vibrated in your pocket and say “my friend Jesus (don’t say the word Jesus) is in trouble I have to go”.

Avoid the adulterous person in the first place by choosing your friends wisely.

Teach this to your Brother’s and Sister’s in Christ too please.

Pray to God for wisdom to escape and pray in faith.

James 1:8 ESV “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”

When it says that a double minded person who is unstable will not get wisdom, remember that God is love and He loves us and these words DO NOT mean He is angry with you, instead it would mean in that situation that He feels sorry for you.

If you lack faith then think of the Oceans song by Hillsong – this always gets my faith going.

Think of a different Christian song if you want but remember that you need faith to receive wisdom.

Another good method follows below:

  • To resist temptation in the moment you should distract yourself with an alternative that is appealing e.g. if it is comfort eating chocolate then phone a friend or if you are tempted to text your ex then also phone a friend instead or do your favorite hobby.
  • List the consequences to your life and how you will feel tomorrow if you give to temptation and have them in your memory for the moment you are tempted e.g. cheating on your partner will hurt someone you love.
  • Label your temptation so that you can face it e.g. “I want to binge eat but I know I will feel bloated and horrible, so instead I will have a cup of tea which fills me up until dinner”.
  • Remember that it hurts JOY; Jesus, Others and You.
  • Have a good routine and have a good sleep pattern so that you are stronger to resist.
  • Also make sure that you have enough play and quality time so that you are relaxed. This will make you stronger.
  • Pray to Jesus for help to resist.
  • See what tempts you, and do not go near it e.g. do not go near to a Thorntons chocolate shop if you have a chocolate problem.
  • Choose wise friends that can support you to resist and who you can be accountable to.

Shalom 😊