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Happy New Year!

Wow! Can you believe it’s 2017!!! Wow! To around the world, Happy New Year! As for some people have already hit the New Year, most have not. If you have goals/resolutions for 2017. May I encourage with this, many people do fail at their resolutions, but may I share with you. If you do mess up/fail, GET BACK UP!!! It’s a daily fight, not a yearly thing. Jesus bless you all abundantly!

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The Time is Now!

Listen to the words of this song by Warren Barfield

I cut my teeth, on the back of an old church pew
I learned to walk in the ways of light and truth
And I was told not to speak til I was spoken to
I heard it preached, what I should and I should not do
And the choir sang
Woh oh oh oh oh oh oh Woh oh oh oh oh oh oh

I tried to be a good boy but I ain’t a boy no more
I’ve seen somethings that a man just can’t ignore
And this world’s gone see what I am standing for
I’ve kept my peace, I can’t hold my tongue anymore

You can’t buy my silence, you can’t steal my voice
You can’t keep me quiet, I will bring the noise
Try to beat me down, tell me to shut my mouth
But there’s a time to speak and the time is now
Woh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Woh oh oh oh oh oh oh

The squeaky wheel is always getting greased
Well, I’ve been sitting still
Park here on the side of the street
Always tip-toeing trying not to wake the beast
Oh but here I come
All you monsters had better run from me

You can’t buy my silence, you can’t steal my voice
You can’t keep me quiet, I will bring the noise
Try to beat me down, tell me to shut my mouth
But there’s a time to speak and the time is now
Ooh It’s the time and the time is now
Woh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Woh oh oh oh oh oh oh

You can’t buy my silence, you can’t steal my voice
You can’t keep me quiet, I will bring the noise
Try to beat me down, tell me to shut my mouth
But there’s a time to speak and the time is now

You can’t buy my silence, you can’t steal my voice
You can’t keep me quiet, I will bring the noise
Try to beat me down, tell me to shut my mouth
But there’s a time to speak and the time is now
Woh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Woh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Woh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Woh oh oh oh oh oh oh

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The Pursuit of Holiness is a “Fight,” But it Leads to Eternal Life

Image      In a society where immorality, violence, and selfishness are the norms of behavior, Christians are called to put on the character of Christ. It is difficult, Paul likens it to a “fight” (1 Timothy 6:12). But we are able to emerge victorious from our struggles, for the Holy Spirit empowers us. We strive to reflect God’s holiness in our relationships, our jobs, and in all other areas of our lives. This requires looking to the Bible, rather than to popular culture, for our standards of behavior. In 1 Timothy 6:11, Paul instructed us to “pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.” Only obedience to holy, biblical principles such as these pleases God. God’s ideals are the only ones worth striving for, and are the only ones that lead to true happiness.

The Lord, whom we praise, can keep us from strumbling: “You who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name” (Psalm 97:10-12).

Pray this confession to the Lord to your life free from sin and in fellowship with Him: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:8-9).

Confess any sins that the Holy Spirit brings to your mind. As you agree with God’s will, voice your affirmation of His Word: “This is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment” (1 John 3:23).

As you make your requests known to the Lord, include:

  • Greater commitment to the Lord,
  • Renewed strength for the “fight,”
  • Whatever else is on your heart.

Offer this closing prayer to the Lord: “Let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands” (Psalm 90:17).

“But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.  Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you  to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will bring about in his own time —God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords,  who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen” (1 Timothy 6:11-16).

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