Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Rebirth- Change Comes In Stages

Change comes in stages.
The five beginning stages of change.
1. Acknowledge
2. Revision
3. Forgive
4. Forget
5. Move On
A. Come to realize something is not right.
B. Began to examine yourself or the way of life.
Note: 2 Corinthians 13:5 examine yourselves to see whether you are in walking in love. test yourselves by the word of God.
A. Change the direction of your behavior and actions
B. Empty out to replace
C. Use self-control to say No to what’s current.
Note: Titus 2:12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.
A. Ask God for forgiveness
B. Ask God to allow the person you wrong to forgive you.
C. Forgive those who wrong you
D. Forgive yourself of your wrongs doing.
Note: Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
A. Never bring up
B. Keep it dead
C. Keep it far away
Note: Psalm 103:12 say As far as the east is from the west, so far he remove our transgressions from us.
Move On:
A. Look forward
B. Set a positive vision
C. Find who you are in God
D. Always Hope
Notes: Philippians 3:13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.
Rebirth Week 2
Complete the stages and begin change in your life.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Rebirth- Side Effects

Side Effects:

Have you ever noticed the condition of the world has a lot of negative side effects. The consequences to the negative side effects all stimulate from the condition or traditions of the world that reflects our mind set.

Medications have many negative side effects. Medications that are pure have no side effects, they are design for the human condition. 

When you condition yourself to whatever pure are lovely in a non-perverting way there are no negative side effects or negative consequences to the condition.

Are you tired of having sides effects. Hi I'm Trey Knowles director and transformation coach for Crossing Sides. I would like to welcome you to our free exclusive coaching program called Rebirth. Rebirth offers the process of action to over come and heal from adversity through the power of the Lord that gives us strength.

Side Effects-Process of Action:

Take a week to write down and focus on your negative sides effects. Find out why your negative side effects are not positive. Think about how can you change your condition or behavior that causes the negative side effects.

Cross Sides

Why do we need to Cross Sides?
Answer: When you are walking with your cross upside down, you need to be healed to walk upward.

Our sin separates us from God. Adam and Eve when first created by God, were perfect. They soon fell into sin when they ate of the fruit of the tree that God had told them not to eat. We may think that this was no big deal, it was only eating of the fruit; but in fact they disobeyed and sinned against God. In God's eyes sin is sin, no different than us trying to justify the "little sins" that we do. Whenever we do anything that violates God's Word that is sin, regardless of the size or magnitude of that sin.

After Adam and Eve sinned they covered themselves with fig leaves; but God quickly stepped in and covered them with animal skins because their attempts to cover themselves was not acceptable unto God. From the moment that they had sinned, God initiated His plan of redemption so they could be redeemed back to Him. Also from that point all mankind has been born with a sin nature. The Bible says that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

From the time that Adam and Eve tried to cover themselves with fig leaves man has been trying many different avenues to cover themselves in such a way that he could somehow earn his way into Heaven. All down through the ages right to the present, man has tried to earn a right into Heaven through doing good things, joining a Church, baptism, christening; and sadly many are resting in false hopes of these things being enough to earn them a right into Heaven someday. It is mainly because of improper understanding of the Bible, wrong teaching of the Bible within many Churches, and traditions passed down through families that many people are led astray and don't even realize it.

God had sent Jesus Christ to come to this earth to teach us His ways and also to die as an acceptable and sinless sacrifice for us. It was through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ that He paid for all sin committed by all mankind. Interestingly Jesus paid for the sin of all mankind and that means that in theory every person could have ended up in Heaven.

The Bible says that few will end up in Heaven and many will be on the wide road to destruction or Hell. Why? Because even though Jesus paid for the sin of everyone it is because of sin and unbelief. Each person has to come to the realization that they acknowledge that they are a sinner, and that they have sinned against God. They have to come to believe and trust that Jesus already paid for their sin back at the cross; and that there is nothing whatsoever they can do to earn their way into a right relationship with God and Heaven.

There are those that may say, well that is too easy to be true. Well, if it is so easy then why is there so few that are true believers and have become children of God. If you are one of these people and believe it is that easy then why haven't you been able to take that step. Actually according to God's Word you could not take that step of faith anyway unless the Spirit of God was drawing you to come to Him.

No sin can ever enter Heaven or it really would not be Heaven if there was sin there. All mankind has sinned there is no other choice for fallen man left except for Hell. There is no in between, all those who are not of God will end up in Hell forever and ever.

A man needs to be saved or born again if he wants to escape the Hell that awaits him and also so he can live in fellowship with God. Eternally it is far better to end up in Heaven than to end up in Hell. If you think Hell isn't real then you need to read about it in God's Word. Jesus talked more about Hell than about Heaven; because He was warning man about it so we would come to Him for salvation.
Why do I need to be saved? How does God say I can be saved?

The Gospel is the good news about Jesus Christ. The Bible says that you must be born again. God knew from eternity past that man would fall and so he did fall. God provided a means of reconciliation for man because there was nothing that man could do to reconcile himself and become acceptable to God. Jesus Christ with His own life and the shedding His own blood provided the only possible restoration for man.
How can a man be saved or born again?

Every human being on this earth could be saved because Jesus Christ died on the cross, took on all the sin of mankind upon Himself and provided salvation for all as the Bible says. Salvation has been provided to all but it must be accepted individually by each person. Each one individually has to recognize their need for salvation and realize that God has provided for your salvation through Jesus Christ, and then you have to embrace it. 

Salvation is the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil. Salvation or becoming saved simply is the process of confessing and believing. You must confess that Jesus is Lord and that you are a sinner in need of salvation. Then you need to believe that God has given us His Son Jesus Christ to die for your sin and also that He raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Jesus has paid for all sin and provided man a life free from the penalty of sin to those that accept Him as their Savior.

The Bible says "For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.

Also as the Bible tells us, “For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

In the beginning, God created us in His own image. He planned for us to have an abundant life. But He did not make us as robots, so we do not "automatically" love and obey Him. God gives each person a will and a freedom of choice.

Adam and Eve chose to disobey God and to go their own willful way. All of us have inherited the results of that first bad choice. We still make the same choice today. Adam sinned, and that sin brought death into the world. Now everyone has sinned, and so everyone must die
 (Romans 5:12). This choice produced separation from God.

The Bible says in...
Romans 3:23 ‘For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.’ 
Romans 6:23 ‘For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Old You does not exist

The main passage that contains the idea of a sea of forgetfulness is Micah 7:19: “He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.”
Another verse, Isaiah 1:18, says that God will make our scarlet sins as white as wool. Psalm 103:12 expresses the thought in yet another way: “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Do Not Love The World

First John 2:15-16 says, "Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world." Yet John 3:16 begins, "For God so loved the world. . . ." So, God loves the world, but we are not supposed to? Why the apparent contradiction?

In the Bible, the term world can refer to the earth and physical universe (Hebrews 1:2John 13:1), but it most often refers to the humanistic system that is at odds with God (Matthew 18:7John 15:191 John 4:5). When the Bible says that God loves the world, it is referring to the human beings who live here (1 John 4:9). And as His children, we are to love other people (Romans 13:81 John 4:71 Peter 1:22). The parable of the Good Samaritan makes it clear we cannot pick and choose whom to love (Luke 10:30-37).

When we are told not to love the world, the Bible is referring to the world's corrupt value system. Satan is the god of this world, and he has his own value system contrary to God's (2 Corinthians 4:4). First John 2:16 details exactly what Satan's system promotes: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the boastful pride of life. Every sin imaginable can be summed up in those three evils; envy, adultery, pride, lying, selfishness, and more spring from those three roots.

The world is what we leave when we come to Christ. Isaiah 55:7 says that coming to God involves a forsaking of our own ways and thoughts. 

The world often applauds sin. Hollywood encourages us to envy sinners and to foolishly compare ourselves with the "beautiful people" (see Proverbs 23:17). Often the popularity of "stars" is due to their ability to stir in us dissatisfaction with our own lives. Advertisers prey on our natural tendency to love this world, and most marketing campaigns appeal in some way to the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, or the pride of life.

Loving the world means being devoted to the world’s treasures, philosophies, and priorities. God tells His children to set their priorities according to His eternal value system. We are to “seek first” God’s kingdom and righteousness (Matthew 6:33). No one can serve two masters (Matthew 6:24), and we cannot be devoted to both God and the world at the same time.

When we enter God's family through faith in Christ, God gives us the ability to exit the world's rat race (2 Corinthians 5:17). We become citizens of another kingdom (Philippians 1:273:20). Our desires turn heavenward, and we begin to store up eternal treasure (Luke 12:33Matthew 19:211 Timothy 6:18-19). We realize that what is truly important is eternal, not temporal, and we stop loving the world.

To continue to love the world the way unbelievers do will cripple our spiritual growth and render us fruitless for God's kingdom (Matthew 3:8Luke 6:43-45John 15:1-8). In John 12:25, Jesus took this thought a step further when He said, "Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life." Not loving the world extends to our own lives as well. Jesus said if we love anything more than Him, we are not worthy of Him (Matthew 10:37-38).

In general, the term world in the Bible refers to the evil system controlled by Satan that leads us away from worship of God. "The human heart is an idol factory." We can make idols out of anything. Any passionate desire of our hearts that is not put there by God for His glory can become an idol (1 Corinthians 10:31). Loving the world is idolatry (1 Corinthians 10:714). So, while we are commanded to love the people of the world, we are to be wary of anything that competes with God for our highest affections.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Live Life by the Spirit

Life by the Spirit

Galatians 5:13-26
13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b] 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[c] you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited,provoking and envying each other.

Freedom in Christ is Love

Galatians 5:1-12

Freedom in Christ

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope.For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. “A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.”10 I am confident in the Lord that you will take no other view. The one who is throwing you into confusion, whoever that may be, will have to pay the penalty. 11 Brothers and sisters, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished. 12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!