Bible Study on Shining For The Lord’s Most High In Our Marketplace With God’s Leadership In The Center according to Mark 1:15, 1 Kings 12:4, Colossians 3:23, Deuteronomy 8:18, John 15:5

God’s greatest commandment is for us and the world to believe in His divine Words. Hence it is our duty to spread the Gospel to the multitudes as commanded in Mark: 1. 15. and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe in the gospel. In order for us to propagate the Holy Bible, we need to spend time ministering to others through Churches, market ministries, missions, etc. Besides being busy with our daily lives and serving God. It is a balance which we need to strike. We must not rely on our own abilities, talents and strength to do God’s ministries, because we will wear down and become discouraged and demotivated quick. Instead we need to rely own God’s fountain of strength and wisdom when performing heavy and grievous services for God’s Kingdom as seen in 1 Kings: 12. 4. Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.

Ultimately work is just to bring food to the table, shelter and protection. Yet the Holy Bible ask us to do our job with joy and gladness as described in Colossians: 3. 23. whatsoever ye do, work heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men; And when we go through the motion we might find it mundane and toiling. What we do in the weekdays in between Sunday church environment seems secular and prayer and God might be missing. Because prayer bring us up to God and communicate with God. We need to make prayer a lifestyle, an essential and necessity but not duty. Because as long as we have life we have to praise God and prayers, for we are programmed to communicate with Father God.

To go on the long haul and to be able to sustain the miniseries, we need to have the motivation to sustain and thus fundamentally reason with the purpose of what and why. In God’s workmanship we are unique and wonderfully created, because we carry His likeness and image. The good works comes after we are saved by Christ.

We need to have revival to bring prayer and worship to the workplace and integrate Him via His Word into the industrial world and professional vocation around us. To help encourage and remind God in the marketplace, because working life and business is challenging. Early morning corporate prayer can help bring business deliberation and decision to God’s attention and guidance and help bring the peace of God into our business and allow God to breakthrough in our life. In life we go through numerous trial and tribulations. It’s a process and not failure but learning from failures. We need to have consistent and persistent prayer and patience to be able to overcome all big and small failures. It is common to believe that we pray to God for help when we are in pain or in terrible trouble. By doing so prayer to God has become a trouble shooting Swiss Army knife. Like wise when life is fine and dandy, we tend to get easy, enjoy life and forget to pray as hard anymore. Thus God become our object of on demand prayer that can be turned on like our home TV, blueray or broadband.

Prayers are no just eloquent of the words or mumbling, but how we connect to God’s powerhouse and bring down the presence of God. And things start to lighten up and bring God’s decision in. To have this great understanding and to be able to build relationship with God, first require us to understand and meditate on the Word of God. It is the thought of God in our hearts that connects us to Father God and we need to say it out with unwavering faith. This is what we hear called prayer from the heart. It starts with God and ends with God, it is a question of whether we have a place of our heart for God and that we put our Abba Father first in everything.

We do not remember of our creator when we are about to expire on earth. But to remember that He is All Mighty, Creator of the beginning to the end, He is sovereign over our lives. We do not only pray to God and ask for His mercy and divine intention in times of trouble. Never the less, in times of peace is a good time to build up our prayer altar so that during time of challenges we have the spiritual muscle to face our challenges as shown in Deuteronomy: 8. 18. But thou shalt remember Jehovah thy God, for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth; that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as at this day. Just for your info during the time of Moses, Rameses and the great pyramids, wealth is measured in turn off live stocks I.e. chicken, lamb, goat, cow, donkey, horse, caravel of the desert (camel) and the likes. And not money floated in the exchange and clearing banks and before the adoption of credit or currency notes based on the weight of gold and silver coins.

In the physical world there are places with different symptoms with signs of spiritual strongholds. Through God we can influence and expel the devil and negative and bring God and positive into the atmosphere. Atological is about our mind, body and spirit, where the spirit is the weakest. We can do the reverse Atological by putting the spirit first and condition our mind by reading the Holy Bible and Word of God (from inside out). We need to have consistent prayer I.e. corporate prayer and carry the presence of the power and peace of God with us wherever. Because we know of the greatness and goodness of God can bring into our life and others through our awareness and presence of God and dependence on God.

In real life is not just about making wealth or living mundane and routine life but the lordship of Christ and hand of God in everything. Through God, He makes us excel in everything, make us different and shiny, strong by depending in him as in John: 15. 5. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for apart from me ye can do nothing. Because He gives us the meaning of life and God will honor those who honor Him. Like King Jehoshaphat said we don’t know what to do. Christianity is about walking in and let God take hold of our lives. It’s about our relationship with God which is whole heartedly and not half heartedly and have the ears that hears from God with obedience. When we usher in the presence of God, seeking His face, delighting in the Holy and allow God his divine place in our life, He anoints us with divine assignment and tap into His divine authority and ride on the wings of God. Blessings will surpass us through the favors of man and sweet fragrance of God.

We are not here to experience the grace and blessings of God alone but to be a blessings to all people and the same time to spread the Word and salvation plan to God to the same. Because the multitude are looking for a hope and a future through our savior Christ Jesus. We as God’s children we can help millions of people who have lost hope and in the verge of suicide. God has ask us to reach out to them and model these people back to His image in fulfillment of God’s greatest commission.

Bible Study on Shaping Up Into Fruitful And ‘Sexy Slim’ Branches Of The True Vine With Christ Jesus according to John 15:5, Matthew 6:33, John 15:2, John 15:12-13, Luke 10:27

Apart from Jesus, we can do nothing? Does it applies only to God’s redemptive purposes or does it imply to everything we do in our lives. Yes in general, as said in John: 15. 5. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for apart from me ye can do nothing.

It also depends on what fruits you are looking for. It is difficult to ask for favors of financial success, riches and money per say because it is not promised by God, not covenanted in Moses’ s stone tablets, not a fruit of the Holy Spirit, not recorded in the Holy Bible nor written in the Holy Text of any great religions of the world. The fruits of the Holy Spirit is patience, love, joy, peace, kindness, gentleness and self control. But what If everyone around us is working hard in their businesses and careers? Do we Christians become the bottom and tail of society then? As answered by Apostle Matthew: 6. 33. But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. As Jesus followers we shall seek first the Kingdom of God then only seek those other non eternal things if you have the interest and determination provide we constantly have God in mind and not overrun by greed, envy, vanity and pride. In doing so we need to stay tuned Jesus’s ‘YouTube Channel’, in order for us to gain life and give life.

What type of ‘grape plant’ do we want to grow to become I.e. a positive, fruitful and juicy grape vine or a barren, negative and sour grape vine? We need to allow God to prune and shape our character to become the former type. I am [Christ Jesus proclaiming] is the vine, God is the gardener and we are the branches. When we plant we expectes it to bear fruits. It is something wrong if we are not fruitful. When we become fruitful, we attract other people into our lives. If we are not having a full life, something might be wrong some where, it is worth spending time looking into which areas of your life you still yet surrendered to God.

John: 15. 2. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh it away: and every [branch] that beareth fruit, he cleanseth it, that it may bear more fruit. Some decayed branches of our lives not only becomes a danger to us, also becomes a suffering to people around us and the consequences might become problems in our society and country. In order that we can live a fruitful life; Some areas of our lives that God wants to cut off. 1) Rejection of our life, 2) Previous heavy laden baggage I.e. pride, shame, envy, anger,  unforgiveness, that drag us down when we need to run, 3) Bondage I.e. adultery, lust, liar, slander, cheating, idolatry, cult and demon worship, generational sins, etc.

God continues to prune after cutting, because He wants us to bear better and more fruits and to become a beautiful plant that is more denser and bushier. Why we need to continuously pruning off the branches of our lives? because it allocates more ‘nutrients’ to rest of the growth areas, by cutting off those dead areas. By allowing God to remove our ‘dead woods’, help us to become more focused, to live life of surrender to God. In order that God can create an even bigger dream in us, because those smaller things are not in the way.

There may be many ‘good things’ in our lives, but those things may not be the ‘Godly things’ in our lives. Allowing God for betterment us of our gifts and talents and to allow God to directs us to newer and bigger things. To trim away the rough edges of our lives. God also prunes out our character in order to get us ready and strong when we reach there. Before the time comes, resist from going to higher and tempting places where our talents and gifts enables but our character unable to sustain; we are going to suffer from big fallouts as a result. Then the big question is what’s the purpose of the gifts of skills and talents of God and Holy Spirit for if we cant use or wield them. The answer is simple if you plan to keep and horn those gifts, we need to continuously use them first for the kingdom of God on earth, else it will become dull and useless after some time. Of course any left over blessings after that are yours to keep and flex should your heart desires the challenge.

The biggest root of sins is pride, which is to choose to be independence from God and do not allow God in, because they are the ‘deities’ of their own lives. Simple principals, first by obeying His commandments I.e. follow me you win and disobey me you loose as learnt by Joshua as recorded in John: 15. 10. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. The biggest problems nowadays is how we apply the Word of God in our lives and practice what we hear in church sermons and obey His commandments in the Holy Bible.

Second is to love each others as I have loved you as shown in John: 15. 12. This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you. 13. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. As commanded by Jesus in Luke: 10. 27. And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. When we can love ourselves and others, Christ Jesus can shape our lives to make us become more fruitful and yet with ‘sexy slim shape’. In order to remain in God, we will bear much fruit as a result.