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A quick temper can be like a fire out of control.  It can burn us and everyone else in its path.  Anger divides people. It pushes us into hasty decisions that only cause bitterness and guilt.  Yet anger, in itself, is not wrong.  Anger can be a legitimate reaction to injustice and sin. When you feel yourself getting angry, look for the cause.  Are you reacting to an evil situation that you are going to set right?  Or are you responding selfishly to a personal insult?  Pray that God will help you control your quick temper, channeling your feelings into effective action and conquering selfish anger through humility and repentance. 

This is speaking of the power of association which helps to shape character.

We have a tendency to become like the people we associate with. If the people you are with are arrested for a crime, you will be arrested, as well. You will be called an accomplice to the crime because you are with the criminal.

We see someone who is a companion of someone successful and that person will try hard too. I have noticed that we try harder to do just as well as the person we are with. Competition creates success.

Robs Story

Posted: October 12, 2020 in Uncategorized

My Story

Retired Army Soldier who is Under Gods Command: To really follow someone’s every Command; you have to really develop deep trust in who is commanding you and know and understand the Commands. 

Rob Henry story on how I came Under Gods Command.  Here is some of my story on how I became to not just know Jesus, but to love him.  God was calling me a long time ago, but I just did not know it at the time, check out my story that came from the following scripture.    

Galatians 06:07

“Do not be misled. Remember that you cannot ignore God and get away with it. A man will always reap just the kind of crop he sows. If he sows to please his own desires, he will be planting seeds of evil and will surely reap a harvest of spiritual decay and death” (Galatians 6: 7-8 LB). 

It would certainly be a surprise if you planted corn and pumpkins came up.  It is a natural law to reap what we sow.  It is true in other areas too. If you gossip about your friends, you will lose their friendship.  Every action has results.  If you plant to please your own desires, you will reap a crop of sorrow and evil, if you plant to please God, you will reap joy and everlasting life.  What kind of seeds are you sowing? 

Understand this, the devil will have you thinking everything is cool while you indulge in your sinful desire of the flesh.  Especially when you know it is wrong, not in accordance with Gods word, and you are not even trying to change. Instead we try to justify it by saying, “Oh God understands” Sorry folks, God understands one thing, that you are wrong. Then just when the devil has you thinking everything is going well, he strikes with a lie.  He strikes with finances, relationships, illness, on the job, family, and gets into your unprotected mind. 

Rob Henry story on how I came Under Gods Command.  Here is some of my story on how I became to not just know Jesus, but to love him.  God was calling me a long time ago, but I jus did not know it at the time, Check out my story. 

This Scripture came from The Purpose Driven Life Devotion this morning.  It really moved me when I read this, and it reminded me when I was about 26 years old, station at Fort Ord California, back in the early 80s when I use to do a 100 mile drive to Oakland to party when we had time off.  I used to get my drink on, and my party on.  One day when I was coming back to Fort Ord about 2 in the morning, still under the influence of alcohol.  I said to God, “ Lord, I know you are not going to let me keep getting away with this life I am living” You see, I knew there was a God, and I knew and believe that Jesus died on the cross, but I did not want to be Under Gods Command.  It’s like knowing we have a great Army, but being on the outside looking in, but at the same time being protected by the Soldiers who were trained to fight, and ready to give their lives. 

At that time, I had the serious desire to party down, dancing to the funky beats.   I loved it and was having so much fun. The music just overpowered me, and the club seen was my life. Playing the ladies was so much fun.  Well, when I started seeking God to have a relationship with his son Jesus.  Something drastically happen to me.  I was sitting in my room one night with a bottle of E&J in my right hand.  My partners came to get me to go out, and I said to them “Man! Isn’t there more than life than drinking (raising the bottle at the same time) and running these women and lying to them all the time”.  Well, when I said that, they thought I was crazy.  Well, what I did not know at that time, God was dealing with that desired relationship.  About a week later I went to church and gave my life to the LORD.  I was now Under Gods Command.  Still hanging out, but it started feeling different. 

Now I was going to Church and Bible Study, but something was missing.  No one really took me by hand to explain things to me.  Did not like wearing ties and suits to Church, but everyone else did.  They were talking about loving everyone, and I was like, what is up with that! Because I know there are people that I could not stand.  Now, I am in Church telling God I love Him, because that is what everyone else was doing, standing, and shouting I love you Lord.  I just knew something was missing because I just could not get with the Church seen.  I was never a follow of anyone.  I always dress different, and I always went the other way in school. 

One night in my room, I just flat out told God that I did not love him, I believe in you, but I do not love you and I can’t go on lying, or not telling the truth any longer.   I just knew God was going to strike me dead for not loving him.  That is when he placed on my heart to read the 4 gospels of Jesus Christ.  That is when the love affair began.  It was on like popcorn after that.  I got so excited reading about Jesus, during readings, I called my Dad, and with excitement telling him about the miracles, how tough Jesus was, and how he was wronged.  My Dad listen intently to the stories I was telling him, because the Church turned him off too, but now he was listening to the word through me.  After reading the Gospels of Jesus Christ my Christian walk took off in a different direction. God used me to bring my Mother to Christ, and she has been on fire ever since.  It is so important to know that word because what you don’t know can hurt you.  Seek God, and he will lead you right to him. 

Now I know what this Scripture truly means 2 Chronicles 7:19 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

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Rob Henry notes from the Sermon preached by

Pastor Stanley Jay

Worship Life Center Church

4930 E Main Street Suite 10

Mesa, AZ 85205

If you are not equip with Gods Word, you will not be able to withstand the strategy of the enemy. 

Your reputation in the hood will not exempt you from satan’s strategy. 

Must be careful listening to logic.  It might sound good, but not biblical and if it is not biblical it is a trap. 

The Word of God reveals the intent of the enemy. Not only does it reveal the devil’s intent, but it also gives us a way out. 

Satan is not looking for if we fall, but when we fall. The devil strategies is to get us to fall into his trap. 

The devil has strategically place people, places, and things to trap you.  He uses the already trap to trap you. 

This journey of life requires a map to avoid pit falls.  We hit pit falls because we do not want to use the Map provided by God which is Gods Word.   

You will not be able to use what you do not use.  The devil knows who uses and do not uses their map.  He is seeking those that do not use their map, or just uses their map once a week. 

Satan will use good to bring forth bad.  You must be prepared to identify his strategy.  Satan will plant his thoughts in your thoughts until they become your thoughts.  The only way to identify it if you have a personal relationship with God. 

Pastor Stan said satan wants to get us out of relationship but keep us in religion.  He does not mind us quoting scripture, going to church on Sunday.  He does not mind us singing and serving.  That is all religion.  He does not want you to have a relationship with God.  Religion will have you speaking logical.  Relationship will have you saying what the word says. 

Genesis 1:3-11,14,16-17,20-22,24-25 NASB

[3] Then God said,

 “Let there be light”; and there was light.

 [4] God saw

that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.

[5] God called

 the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. [6] Then God said,

 “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”

 [7] God made

 the expansion and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.

[8] God called

the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

 [9] Then God said,

 “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.

[10] God called

 the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.

[11] Then God said,

“Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so.

[14] Then God said,

 “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;

[16] God made

 the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.

[17] God placed

 them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, [20] Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” [21] God created

the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.

 [22] God blessed

them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”

[24] Then God said,

 “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so.

[25] God made

 the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.

Here we have the Creator saying the God Made, God Set, God Created, God Blessed, God Saw, and God Called. 

Genesis 2:7 NASB

[7] Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

So, when man came into the earth, God was no longer the creator, He became Lord God. 

Do not forget, we are talking identifying the strategies of satan. 

Genesis 3:1-5 NASB

[1] Now the serpent was craftier than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” [2] The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; [3] but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'” [4] The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! [5] For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Now remember, they were already like God.  Disobedience took her out of who she was already was. 

Identifying Satan Strategies

Genesis 1:25 NASB

[25] God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good. (So, the Serpent was not bad)

              So, it is not the person, it is what the devil uses to influence them.  You are going to have to know who you are talking too.  So, it is not the person, it is whats influencing them.  You must identify who your talking to and his strategies. 

How do you identify him?  By listening, satan will use people to twist God word to trap you. 

Genesis 3:1 NASB

[1] Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”

Remember, Pastor Stan explained God the Creator, God said, God Place and more. We were talking about God the Creator, but when man was Created, God became Lord God.  satan tried to twist up Gods word by reducing Gods Command and making it into a question. 

You can recognize satan by affiliating with someone who will reduce Gods Command and make it into a question.  Anyone who discourages and reduce Gods Command to a question, you can identify satans strategy.  They are people who remind you of you what you cannot do.  The serpent just reminded of them what they could not eat.  Never told them of what they can do.  He did not bring up all the trees that they could have ate from. 

Gods No is always so you can enjoy his yes.

              The devil is a liar.  John 8:44 NASB

[44] You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

The Bible identifies satan as the father of lies.  So, if you are a father you have some children.  We need to be careful who we are listening too.    

His desire is to speak false and hide the truth.  We all understand the truth will set you free. 

Mark 4:15-20 NASB

[15] These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them. [16] In a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy; [17] and they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall away. [18] And others are the ones on whom seed was sown among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word, [19] but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. [20] And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.”

Once that word is sown, the enemy comes immediately to snatch it up.  So, you got to hold on to truth so you can expose the strategies of the enemy. 

We got to get into Gods word and get it deep down into our heart.  So, when the enemy makes his approach.  If you are in Gods word, you will understand what is not in his word.  Enemy cannot put the what ant in your life, because we know the what is.  Identify satan, and then you will be able to identify his strategies.  You got to use your map which is Gods word.  If you do not use the ma, you will fall every time.

The wonderful thing about the upright is that every thing they do builds and does not destroy. They pray for the city; they do only good and not evil. Anyone would be happy to have them as a member. The wicked always speak evil and tear down. Their mission is to destroy.

Social influence for good or bad is in view here (and in verse 10).

Distractions from the Word of God
The Love of Money is the Route of all evil.

When we have or get a lot of money, we think we do not need God or not has hungry for Him any longer and we tend to forget God. Nor is our hunger and thirst for his word is as important anymore. Be careful not to drift away. Satan will give unbelievers money to keep them right where they are at. He knows exactly how to keep people away from following Jesus, and money is a big distraction. If He cannot get you with addiction to Alcohol and drugs, money is the next best distraction to keep you from God. Riches lead to self-confidence and security, which cause a man to forget the LORD.
When the Lottery or Mega Million is ridiculously high, people run to those stores, some do not even have much money, but they will put this last on a chance in the Millions they are trying to win. Some people are so eager for money, that they broken off from following the Lord, and have turn to sinful acts to get rich. For believers, I am asking where is your trust? For the Bible says, For the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. We need to be content in all situations. Sometimes it might be God, who knows your heart, and knows that if you ran into a lot of money, that will be the end of you.

People get into their heads that Rich people should have no problem getting into heaven, they show up to Church with their fine clothes and fancy cars. Some look at them as if they were really blessed by God, so know doubt they are going straight into Heaven. Remember, they can only enter Heaven if God lets them in, not their wealth. There is not going to be an offering plate at the Gates of Heaven. God already gave the offering for that one.
Faith in Christ, not in self or riches, is what counts. On what are you counting for salvation?

Matthew 19:23
Jesus said to his disciples, I tell you the truth, It is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you; it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

1 Timothy 6:10
For the LOVE of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pieced themselves with many griefs.

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the LOVE of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you,

Proverbs 30:07-09 “Two things I ask of you, O Lord; do not refuse me before I die: 8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. 9 Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.
Having too much money can be dangerous, but so can having to little. Being poor can, in fact, be hazardous to spiritual as well as physical health. On the other hand, being rich is not the answer. Both rich and poor people can be preoccupied with money. As Jesus pointed out, rich people have trouble getting into God’s Kingdom.

Proverbs 17:16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it.

We see here a person who is trying to buy himself an education. This is really a good example of our society today. Many people cost their parents an awful lot of money trying to get them a degree from college.

These same people will not put out any effort to learn and have no business going to college. It is a waste of time and money because they have no desire to learn, only to get the degree. Even wealth cannot buy wisdom for those who do not love it.
Luke 12:15-21
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” 16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ 18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.” ‘ 20 “But God said to him,

‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ 21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

Jesus says that in his kingdom the good life has nothing to do with being wealthy, so we should be on guard against every kind of greed (the desire for what we do not have). Society usually says the exact opposite. Advertisers spend millions of dollars to entice us to think that if we buy more and more of their products, we will be happier, more fulfilled, or more comfortable.

How do you respond to the constant pressure to have more? Learn to tune out the constant enticement to have more and concentrate instead on the only way to lasting satisfaction discovering great abundance in a relationship with God, who supplies blessings and fulfillment beyond our wildest expectations.

The rich man in Jesus’ story died before he could enjoy what was stored in his big barns. Planning for retirement—preparing for life before death—is wise but neglecting life after death is disastrous. If you accumulate wealth only to enrich yourself, with no concern for helping others, you will enter eternity empty-handed.

Bible Study by
Rob Henry

Under Gods Command

This story sounds like some of our Government Officials. 

 Daniel 4:23-37 (The Kings Dream Interpreted by Daniel)

23 “Your Majesty saw a holy one, a messenger, coming down from heaven and saying, ‘Cut down the tree and destroy it, but leave the stump, bound with iron and bronze, in the grass of the field, while its roots remain in the ground. Let him be drenched with the dew of heaven; let him live with the wild animals, until seven times pass by for him.’ 24 “This is the interpretation, Your Majesty, and this is the decree the Most High has issued against my lord the king: 25 You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like the ox and be drenched with the dew of heaven. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes. 26 The command to leave the stump of the tree with its roots means that your kingdom will be restored to you when you acknowledge that Heaven rules.

 27 Therefore, Your Majesty, be pleased to accept my advice: Renounce your sins by doing what is right, and your wickedness by being kind to the oppressed. It may be that then your prosperity will continue.”

  Although much of the world thought that Nebuchadnezzar was a mighty (even divine) king, God demonstrated that Nebuchadnezzar was an ordinary man. The king would go insane and become like an animal for a set period of time (“seven times”). God humiliated Nebuchadnezzar to show that almighty God, not Nebuchadnezzar, was Lord of the nations.

Daniel 4:28-30

28 All this happened to King Nebuchadnezzar. 29 Twelve months later, as the king was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon, 30 he said, “Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?”

 31 The words were still on his lips when a voice care from heaven. “This is what is decreed for you, King Nebuchadnezzar: Your royal authority has been taken from you.  32 You will be driven away from people and will live with the animals; you will eat grass like cattle.  Seven times (years) will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes.”

33 Immediately what had been said about Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled. He was driven away from people and ate grass like the ox. His body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird.

 Daniel pleaded with Nebuchadnezzar to change his ways (V27) and God gave Nebuchadnezzar 12 months to do it.  Unfortunately, there was no repentance in the heart of this proud king, and so the dream was fulfilled.

 34 At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation. 35 All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: “What have you done?” 36 At the same time that my sanity was restored, my honor and splendor were returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My advisers and nobles sought me out, and I was restored to my throne and became even greater than before.

 37 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right, and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.

 Here is the end result after God gets a hold of you.

Let’s Bring it Home: The more powerful a person becomes, the greater the risk that self-centered pride will push God from his or her life. Pride may be one of the most dangerous temptations you will face. Don’t let your accomplishments cause you to forget God. Daily, humble yourself and rely on him. When you learn to rely on his strength rather than your own, you will be able to accomplish far more than you ever thought possible, and what you achieve will have a far greater purpose (Ephesians 3:20; James 4:10).

Under Gods Command

Mathews 6:14-15 For it you forgive others for their transgressions (Sins), your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  15 But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions. 

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. 

Jesus said if we forgive someone, then the Lord will forgive us. Jesus compares the two types of forgiveness. God’s forgiveness of us is dependent on our forgiving others. As we try to understand Jesus’ words, we must first remember that we have no power over the eternal fate of another person, for Christ alone is our Judge:

We know Jesus was not asking us to forgive someone from the penalty of their sin in eternity for only God can do that. The only kind of forgiveness we can extend to another person is the rebuilding of our earthly fellowship with that person. So, when Jesus asks us to forgive another, He must be speaking in terms of earthly relationships, not eternal outcomes.

If a believer forgives in this way, Jesus says God will forgive us. From the context, the proper interpretation is that God will forgive us in the same way He asks us to forgive others: by restoring fellowship with us. Once again, Jesus is speaking in terms of earth consequences and earthly forgiveness. The Lord will forgive us from the earthly consequences of our sins provided we are willing to show forgiveness to others (which is a part of our mission to show the love of Christ to the world).

The Bible teaches that our sins after faith may still bring us earthly consequences. The Lord may choose to bring discipline against us for our sin, which the Bible calls the discipline of the Lord. Discipline is intended by God to drive us back into a godly walk with Him:

By not forgiving others, we deny our common ground as sinners in need of God’s forgiveness and we break the family relationship God wants us to have with all people.  Our salvation from sin is not based on our forgiving others, but we cannot receive God’s forgiveness until we realize what forgiveness really means.

Lets Bring it Home: We can easily ask God for forgiveness for ourselves but then had on to grudges toward others who are difficult to forgive.  Whenever we ask God to forgive us for sin, we should first ask ourselves if we have forgiven the people who have wronged us.

2 Corinthians 3:1-6 NIV [1] Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? [2] You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. [3] You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. [4] Such confidence we have through Christ before God. [5] Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. [6] He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

 You yourselves, are the document that you ask for. Let the results speak for themselves. Paul is saying, that the Spirit of God had written the law of God on the fleshly part of their hearts.

Because Paul did not want to allow the false teachers to accuse him of being proud, he began his defense by posing two questions rather than making any overt claims.

Some false teachers had started carrying forged letters of recommendation to authenticate their authority. In no uncertain terms, Paul stated that he needed no such letters. The believers to whom Paul and his companions had preached were enough of a recommendation. Paul did use letters of introduction, however, many times. He wrote them on behalf of Phoebe (Romans 16:1, 2) and Timothy (1 Corinthians 16:10, 11). These letters helped Paul’s trusted companions and friends find a welcome in various churches.

Paul is almost shaming them, in this chapter, that it is necessary for him to prove himself to them. He says, do I have to brag on my own accomplishments, or have someone else who you respect recommend me? They had accepted the message that he brought to them originally, why have they begun to doubt?

Paul’s point was that he did not need secondhand testimony when the Corinthians had firsthand proof of his sincere and godly character, as well as the truth of his message that regenerated them.

He is saying to them, look around and see all the people who received Christ as their Savior under my ministering. Let the Christian converts there be my recommendation. All men can look and see the Christians in the church at Corinth. That should speak to all men who I am.

No human being can take credit for this process of conversion. It is the work of God’s Spirit. We do not become believers by following some manual or using some technique. Our conversion is a result of God’s implanting his Spirit in our heart, giving us new power to live for him.

Does not your heart washed in the blood of the Lamb and filled with the Spirit, not witness for me? Paul is saying that the place they are now in, with Christ, is the result of him ministering Christ to them. He says the Christ within you is because you listened to the message Christ had given Paul for them.

God was writing His law on the hearts of those people He transformed. The false teachers claimed external adherence to the Mosaic Law as the basis of salvation, but the transformed lives of the Corinthians proved that salvation was an internal change produced by God in the heart.

3:4, 5 Paul was not boasting; he gave God the credit for all his accomplishments. While the false teachers boasted of their own power and success, Paul expressed his humility before God. No one can claim to be adequate without God’s help. No one is competent to carry out the responsibilities of God’s calling in his or her own strength. Without the Holy Spirit’s enabling, our natural talent can carry us only so far. As Christ’s witnesses, we need the character and special strength that only God gives.

Rob Henry Notes on the Sermon Sunday. My notes do not do this message any justice. This is just a slice of the message that was dropped Sunday.

My Gratitude Determines My Altitude
Worship Life Center Church
Pastor Stanley Jay

You got to have an Attitude of Gratitude. If you are asking God for a breakthrough, you got to start thanking Him before the breakthrough. You must have an Attitude of Gratitude. There is no middle ground, either you are going to be hateful or Grateful. Gratitude moves the hand of God. Gratitude determines how high you go. Most of us do not mind doing for folks that appreciate us. But their others that you will not give the time of day for their ungratefulness. Sometime Gods form of elevation do not look like what we imagine. Gods answers at times does not look like our request, but we need to have faith that what God gave us is what we need. When we are not grateful, we open ourselves up to a demonic form of attitude and influence. Once you start to complain, the devil releases the demonic forces, and everything look at becomes a complaint. Busted and Disgusted. Gratitude will keep you elevating. An Attitude of Gratitude will transform your mind.

Ephesians 5:20 Always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father.

When it does not look right, we still must give thanks. Stop trying to make it happen and use the word of God to make it happen.

Four levels of living.
1. The lowest level: Folks constantly complain. Never Grateful, always finding wrong in everything.
Never giving thanks for nothing:
2. Do not do much complaining: Just do not give thanks. Take everything for granted.
3. The people who only thank God for the obvious blessing: They thank Him for things everyone can see. Not worry about giving God the glory, they are worried about being seen. They thank God only when things are going good.
4. Highest Level: Giving God thanks all the time: No matter what is going on they thank Him anyway. In all situations they give him the glory and thank Him. We understand that things could have been worse.

Biblical Principles that will keep you on the highest level of living

1. Know that your Gratitude is Biblical and its Proper. Everything good comes from God.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

2. Gratitude must be perpetual: It means never ending. If it were not for God on your side, it could have been worst. He blesses you daily, so we need to thank Him daily. He blesses us already before we even get up in the morning to face any situation. Psalm 68:19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

3. Attitude of pervasiveness: Influence of a positive effect that spreads widely over a group of people. You got to have Gratitude so your positive influence will spread throughout the group. Gratitude is contagious.

Gratitude for all things good and bad. Everything works together for the good for those that love the Lord. Thanking God according to your faith and not your feelings.

Luke 17:11-19 While He was on the way to Jerusalem, He was passing between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As He entered a village, ten leprous men who stood at a distance met Him; 13 and they raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When He saw them, He said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they were going, they were cleansed. 15 Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, 16 and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine-where are they? 18 Was no one found who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner?” 19 And He said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has made you well.”

When you give God all the glory with an attitude of gratitude, that will determine your Altitude.