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Tuesdays Torch week 173

Tuesday’s Torch

04/24/12

By: Tim Sader

 

Joel 3:10

 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, “I am strong!

 This week I am really having to deal with some kind stomach bug or virus it knocked me down for a couple days but with the Lords help and His strength things will get better.  I would like to ask everyone to keep me in their prayers as I recover from whatever this is trying to attack me its been rough but God is good.  Today I was not prepared to write a new torch so I will be sending a classic torch that really spoke to me and the way I been feeling.  I needed a reminder today that when I can’t do things on my own He is there and will help me through it.  When I’m weak, He is Strong!  Next week we will continue with our study on the words in red thanks for your prayers and Through Christ we always have the victoty!

Today I would like us to see the Lords strength when we are weak.  Just as he won’t let us be tempted beyond or level of temptation he will be strong for us when we are weak.  Sunday one of the songs repeated, “when I’m weak, your strong.”  This saying hits home for me in so many ways it is almost the story of my life.  I have a disease that weakens my muscles making them barely function so I know weakness in the physical sense for sure.  The Lord has been my strength so many times both physically, spiritually and every way in between.  It’s easy to get discouraged, lose faith and question his word in all our lives but we must remember when we are weak he is strong and it’s all in his hands.  Are there areas in your life where you’re weak and burdened down?  I was feeling kind of weak today trying to write this torch I simply lacked the motivation today but by the Lords strength it will be written and minister to those who read it.  Psalm 72:13 says, “He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.”  When we are weak the Lord has pity on us and will save us from our trouble, even death.  Whatever weaknesses you have today give them to him and he will fix them, like only he can.

He knows exactly what we need before we even know what we need.  Romans 8:26 says, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.”  There are times when we are so burdened down and so weak we don’t know what to pray or even how to pray for it but the spirit of God inside of us knows and will help us if we put it in the Lords hands.  Our spirit can ask for what we cannot because it needs no words to communicate with God he knows because he is Spirit also.  In 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, “He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”  Gods power is made perfect in weakness because he can show the work of his hands in our lives.  Instead of getting down when we feel weak in anyway we should rejoice because we can be sure the Lord is about to show up in a mighty way.  When we feel weak we must remember we are strong in the Lord.

Psalm 12:5 says, “Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,” says the LORD.  “I will protect them from those who malign them.” When we feel oppression by others around us and are weak because of what they may or may not be saying about us the Lord will come to our aid.  He will not let the lies of the enemy or false words destroy us.  He will rise up in these weakest moments and protect us from their attacks.  Psalm 82:3-4 says, “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.  Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”  If we are serving the Lord part of our job is to also be strong when others are weak and need our support it anyway we can offer.  We are to be doing the work of the Lord, which is offering a helping hand to those in need, or writing a check to pay someone’s rent who lost their job.  We are to do the Lords work for the weak just as he will rise up for us and help us when we are weak.

Ezekiel 34:16 says, “I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.”  When an animal in a flock becomes old, injured or weak they may get lost from the rest of the flock same thing happens to us when we get weak.  In our times of weakness when we get lost the Lord will search for us until he finds us.  He will patch us up and give us the rest we need until we can stand on our own with the rest of the sheep.  God has mercy on the weak because they are weak and can’t do it on their own it is the strong who think they can do things without help that will be in danger of destruction.  The shepherd knows his sheep and will handle them based on their individual needs.  If they don’t need him he won’t bother with them.  1 Corinthians 1:27 says, “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. ”  Not everything the Lord does makes sense to us its not always strength that makes a man mighty.  Strength is sometimes made perfect in weakness because it takes a bigger man to ask for help but when we ask for help we receive it and can achieve far greater then what the man who did it on his own could do.  By admitting weakness we allow God the chance to love us by lending us a helping hand.

When we are strong we must realize that strength comes from the Lord and is not something we achieved n our own.  Romans 15:1 says, “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.”  When we are strong in him we must not forsake the weak because they will keep us humble when we stand with them by our strength.  We are not to do this to be recognized by our good deeds but to see the weak strengthened by the lord inside of us.  Joel 3:10 says, “Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, “I am strong!”  We are all fighting some kind of battle in our lives even if its just between good and evil we are fighting for something.  We are all warriors from the strongest Christian to the weakest of the weak we are all strong and should say we are strong because with the Lord in us and on our side we can be strong in our weakest moments.  Today’s scripture says to, “Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”  This is what we must learn to do when the whole world seems to be against us God is still fighting on our side and we can be strong in his mighty power.  If you are weak today put all your trust in the Lord and he will give you the strength you need in your time of need.

I will be working on transitioning this study into both the written format on Tuesday and adding a weekly or bi-weekly group discussion at my church if you’d be interested in attending let me know.  The church I attend is MorningStar in Fort Mill, SC you can view School of the Spirit meetings by going to www.morningstartv.com and register for free then watch Friday for School of the Spirit at 7pm EST and Sunday at 9 and 11am EST by clicking the watch live tab at the top of the web screen.  Let the words spoken and the message spread into your area share it with friends, loved ones and local believers to spread revival across the nation and around the world.  Also for those who don’t already forward the torch to others feel free to forward it to everyone on your buddy list, lets reach more people than ever before with its message.  Share it with your churches if you feel lead to. Thanks I pray the Lord will continue touching each of your lives.  All of what Christ did he did so we would believe in who he said he was.  He told us not to take his word for it but to believe in what he did according to the will of his father who showed him what to do.

I pray that this message will sink into your hearts and minds this week and if anyone is not a believer my prayer is they will meet the Lord.  If it’s on your heart to make Jesus Christ your Savior send a message to my email: trippy91@hotmail.com and I will help you do that.

Look out for next Tuesdays Torch found on www.myspace.com/trippy91 or sent from trippy91@hotmail.com this study is written by Tim Sader inspired by The Holy Spirit.

Blessed are you who enter in God’s name—from God’s house we bless you! God is God, he has bathed us in light.  Psalm 118:26-27

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Posted by on 04/24/2012 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 172

Tuesday’s Torch

04/17/12

By: Tim Sader

 

Acts 2:28

 You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.

 Last week we learned more about planting seeds and how we need to get the soil ready to be planted in so the conditions will be right for them to grow into what the Lord wants them to be.  In the parable of the sower seed falls into various soil conditions but the seed only will grow in the good soil where the roots run deep so the plant grows strong.  We are all soil so when we sow seed we are sowing into others who like soil will receive seed in different ways so their ground must be cultivated to make the soil good.  When sown on the path seed is easily snatched away and it never gets into our heart, on rocky soil the word we received withers because it has nothing to take root in and when sown in thorns the root goes deep but is choked up by the worries and cares of the world.  To be good soil we must be conditioned on the word and open to His voice so when it’s time for Him to plant seed in us it goes in our heart and we produce a good crop.  We have now been sent out to the fields of life to prepare soil and make it ready for seed so the Lord can receive abundance when harvest time comes.  All of us are growing up in the Lord by the sowing of seed in the soil of our hearts and as we grow we become more like the Lord so we can spread more seed in the ground of others.  The Lord wants to use us all by planting His goodness in us so we can grow up and spread good seed wherever we go.

The way we keep our soil and how that seed grows is often reflected in the path of life we have chosen for ourselves to walk on.  Matthew 7:13-14 says, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”  Walking the right path is not always the easy path it is difficult for the man of sin to do the right thing and stay on that road.  Staying on the road of doing right is much like walking the high wire over a pit of sin it must be carefully mastered.  There however are many paths to follow if we do not want to do what is considered right in the eyes of God and all those paths lead to destruction.  To get somewhere there are very few paths that will take you the right way all the other ways will take you somewhere but not where you want to be.  The narrow road is hard to walk and very few will find that road but those who find it find life what we all are looking for.  In Luke 13:22-24 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem.  Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”  He said to them, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.”  Those who will be saved are determined by who made the effort to follow the right path and enter the narrow gate that will bring them into eternal life.  Many will try to enter this gate and many will think they are on the right path because they do good deeds, hurt no one or broke no laws but still they could not find the gate that leads to life.  We must make every effort to enter by the narrow gate God prepared for us by sending His son so if we set our GPS on Jesus we will be on the right road to find life.

In John 10:9-10 Jesus says, “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.  They will come in and go out, and find pasture.  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  Christ is the gate that will lead us to life we enter that life by believing that the blood he shed on the cross is what paid for our sin.  This way is narrow because there is only one way to be saved and it takes faith to believe in something that our minds would consider to be silly.  Also there are many paths out there claiming to be the right one so how do we know this one is the narrow road?  I think its simple really being saved is a choice and for the most part other paths don’t give you the choice you follow the rules and the choice is made for you.  These other ways are a thief of souls they steal, kill and destroy men’s hearts but the right path is a path of life found only in Christ our Lord.  Today’s scripture Acts 2:28 says, “You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.”  While on the path of life we must make every effort to stay on that path because if we take our focus off the Lord we will not know how to stay on that path and we will not feel the joy in His presence.  The narrow road is not easy to follow but if we can spend one moment enjoying His presence we will know that it was all worth it.  Proverbs 15:24 says, “The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead.”  The path of life leads upward for those who are careful and remain on that narrow road they will be full of joy because they have experienced the presence of God in their life.  Those who make the effort to follow Christ have found the narrow gate so if we will follow Him we will be saved from the realm of the dead and given true life in Him.

I will be working on transitioning this study into both the written format on Tuesday and adding a weekly or bi-weekly group discussion at my church if you’d be interested in attending let me know.  The church I attend is MorningStar in Fort Mill, SC you can view School of the Spirit meetings by going to www.morningstartv.com and register for free then watch Friday for School of the Spirit at 7pm EST and Sunday at 9 and 11am EST by clicking the watch live tab at the top of the web screen.  Let the words spoken and the message spread into your area share it with friends, loved ones and local believers to spread revival across the nation and around the world.  Also for those who don’t already forward the torch to others feel free to forward it to everyone on your buddy list, lets reach more people than ever before with its message.  Share it with your churches if you feel lead to. Thanks I pray the Lord will continue touching each of your lives.  All of what Christ did he did so we would believe in who he said he was.  He told us not to take his word for it but to believe in what he did according to the will of his father who showed him what to do.

I pray that this message will sink into your hearts and minds this week and if anyone is not a believer my prayer is they will meet the Lord.  If it’s on your heart to make Jesus Christ your Savior send a message to my email: trippy91@hotmail.com and I will help you do that.

Look out for next Tuesdays Torch found on www.myspace.com/trippy91 or sent from trippy91@hotmail.com this study is written by Tim Sader inspired by The Holy Spirit.

Blessed are you who enter in God’s name—from God’s house we bless you! God is God, he has bathed us in light.  Psalm 118:26-27

 
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Posted by on 04/17/2012 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 171

Tuesday’s Torch

04/10/12

By: Tim Sader

 

Matthew 13:18

 Listen then to what the parable of the sower means.

 Last week we learned about the parable of the mustard seed and how Jesus used this parable to teach them about how much faith you need to overcome the biggest obstacles in our lives.  The mustard seed is a tiny seed that grows to become a large plant for birds to nest in.  The seeds we plant do not go in the ground they are planted by the words we speak and actions that we do and their outcome is much larger than that little seed.  The tiniest seed of faith is enough to do great things and this is true for every seed we plant it only takes a small seed good or bad and it can grow into something large.  When we prepare the field for evil seed we are only asking for trouble from that seed an evil plant will grow.  When we plant these tiny seeds of sin the plant roots in us and matures into something only good for burning.  Sowing and reaping is evidence that there is a God it can be found in all religions and is scientifically proven we reap from what we plant.  We should be planting as much good seed as we can the more goodness we plant the more we produce so there is great reward in doing the right thing.  If we sow evil seed evil will start to grow in us so let us plant what is from the spirit and goodness will grow from our heart.

When we sow seed we are sowing it in our selves or we sow seed into others and when this seed is good it falls into their heart how it is received and the condition of the soil determines how the plant will grow.  Matthew 13:3-9 says, “Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed.  As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.  Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.  But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.  Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.  Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.  Whoever has ears, let them hear.”  The thing about scattering seed we learned last week but knowing where to scatter that seed is also important.  A seed will not grow unless the conditions are right for growing seed.  We briefly said that a field must be prepared to receive the seeds that are planted because if any of these scenarios mentioned in this passage are where seed was planted it would not last since the soil was not ready.  Only when soil has been plowed and the good ground is brought to the surface, has the right moisture and nutrients will it produce a healthy plant that will reap a good harvest.  We all are a type of ground to be planted in on the wrong path seed is swept away, in rocky ground there are no roots and if planted among thorns it will be choked.  To be soil that produces a crop we must be open to God’s word when we hear it and let it into our hearts through the forgiveness of sins.  In Christ we then grow up to maturity in Him and produce a greater crop by planting Him in the ground the Lord has used us to prepare for seed and that is our harvest.

Today’s scripture Matthew 13:18-23 says, “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path.  The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.  But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.  The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.  But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”  Seed sown on the path is sown while we are on the move and distracted so we do not fully understand it and the enemy snatches it away before it goes into our heart.  When seed is sown in rocky ground it is accepted but as it starts to grow the roots have nothing soft to take root in so they quickly fail when persecution comes they have no root.  Seed sown among thorns is someone who hears and understands the word but they get tangled up in the worries and cares of the world and the thorns choke out the word and it produces nothing.  When seed is sown in good soil the word is understood and takes up deep root in our heart and that good seed grows into whatever it was meant to be and from it a greater crop is produced as we go out and spread the seed of what was sown in us.  1 Corinthians 15:37-38 says, “When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else.  But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body.”  It is our job to follow the voice of God and to go out there in the field and prepare it so when the soil is made right the word can be planted in the heart of others and they can grow into what the Lord wants them to be.  We all were planted in the Lord by a small seed placed in our own bucket of dirt when the soil was made ready and what He planted in us we became so we could do His work and spread the kingdom seed to all the earth.  We are soil used for planting we should take care of ourselves by following the Lord so that when seed is planted in us it grows right and we can be used by Him.

I will be working on transitioning this study into both the written format on Tuesday and adding a weekly or bi-weekly group discussion at my church if you’d be interested in attending let me know.  The church I attend is MorningStar in Fort Mill, SC you can view School of the Spirit meetings by going to www.morningstartv.com and register for free then watch Friday for School of the Spirit at 7pm EST and Sunday at 9 and 11am EST by clicking the watch live tab at the top of the web screen.  Let the words spoken and the message spread into your area share it with friends, loved ones and local believers to spread revival across the nation and around the world.  Also for those who don’t already forward the torch to others feel free to forward it to everyone on your buddy list, lets reach more people than ever before with its message.  Share it with your churches if you feel lead to. Thanks I pray the Lord will continue touching each of your lives.  All of what Christ did he did so we would believe in who he said he was.  He told us not to take his word for it but to believe in what he did according to the will of his father who showed him what to do.

I pray that this message will sink into your hearts and minds this week and if anyone is not a believer my prayer is they will meet the Lord.  If it’s on your heart to make Jesus Christ your Savior send a message to my email: trippy91@hotmail.com and I will help you do that.

Look out for next Tuesdays Torch found on www.myspace.com/trippy91 or sent from trippy91@hotmail.com this study is written by Tim Sader inspired by The Holy Spirit.

Blessed are you who enter in God’s name—from God’s house we bless you! God is God, he has bathed us in light.  Psalm 118:26-27

 
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Posted by on 04/10/2012 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 170

Tuesday’s Torch

04/03/12

By: Tim Sader

 

2 Corinthians 9:6

 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

 Last week we learned about the parable of the tenants and how Jesus taught us to be faithful servants and produce good fruit.  God the landowner rented the world to tenants that would be His people while He was away and after awhile he wanted to check in on them so he sent servants to see if they were producing fruit.  They rejected those servants by killing them so the Lord sent other prophets, priests and kings but still the people rejected them and killed them so He had to send His son.  The son came to straighten things out and handle the masters business and still the people would not accept Him so they killed Him to shut Him up hoping to have His inheritance.  Those who rejected the son in this way are an evil people and will not share in the inheritance they will come to a bitter end and the Lord will find new tenants that will produce good fruit.  The new tenants he chose because they served Christ and built themselves on the cornerstone the stone others rejected that we now look to as the foundation of our faith.  The kingdom of God belongs to those who serve the master they fell on the rejected stone and were forever broken but to those who rejected that stone it fell on them and they were crushed.  Good tenants work well in the vineyard they produce good fruit; they accepted the son when He showed up and will also share in His inheritance.  God is our master we should be producing the fruit of the Spirit so we properly represent our Lord we should especially produce love because in it we conquer all and we fulfill the command of God.

Before we can ever start producing any kind of fruit good or bad we first have to plant seeds and see what grows.  In Matthew 13:31-32 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.  Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”  In this parable the man takes a tiny little mustard seed and plants it in the ground and waits to see it grow.  After waiting some time the plant grows into the largest of garden plants becoming a tree with branches for the birds to nest in.  This tiniest of seeds grew and grew becoming something huge in comparison to its original shape and size.  The seeds we plant do not always go in the ground but like the mustard seed they are sown by the deeds we do, the words we speak and how we treat the world around us.  In Matthew 17:20  He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.  Here we are told that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed then we can move mountains.  This tells me that with the tiniest seed of faith if we will plant it, take care of it and watch it grow we will see it accomplish even the largest task.  Our small faith planted in the Lord means nothing is too small to even accomplish the impossible.  I will take this principle a step further and say that any seed we plant in any soil will grow into something larger than itself and we determine whether that plant is something good or bad based on what we planted.

Job 4:8 says, “As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it.”  Here when we plow a field and prepare it for evil we sow trouble so when the evil plant grows we will reap more trouble then what we planted.  Whatever we plant that is evil grows into more evil so lies produce more lies, anger and jealousy leads to murder and lust matures into fornication or adultery.  Such a small seed of sin can grow into something that will lead us down a path of sin that we will not easily be able to uproot till we are thrown in the burn pile.  Galatians 6:7-8 says, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.  Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.  The principle of reaping and sowing not only is it biblical it is found in all religions, cultures, science and mathematics so we cannot be deceived and God will be found true.  Some call it cause and effect, karma, positive and negative energy anyway we slice it whatever we do good or bad, right or wrong we will reap from every word, deed and action that we do in this life according to each seed.  When we sow seeds that please the Spirit we grow only good plants and we reap the goodness of God which is eternal life. Today’s scripture 2 Corinthians 9:6 says, “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.  How much seed we sow also has a lot to do with exactly what we will reap when that seed produces its fruit.  If we only sow a little love yes it will produce more but not as much love as we would reap if we planted it everywhere we go.  We should be sowing our bad seed sparingly into the bad soil of this world so we will reap as sparingly as possible from our corruption.  At the same time we should sow generously into what is good and from the Spirit we will generously reap the goodness of God in our lives.

I will be working on transitioning this study into both the written format on Tuesday and adding a weekly or bi-weekly group discussion at my church if you’d be interested in attending let me know.  The church I attend is MorningStar in Fort Mill, SC you can view School of the Spirit meetings by going to www.morningstartv.com and register for free then watch Friday for School of the Spirit at 7pm EST and Sunday at 9 and 11am EST by clicking the watch live tab at the top of the web screen.  Let the words spoken and the message spread into your area share it with friends, loved ones and local believers to spread revival across the nation and around the world.  Also for those who don’t already forward the torch to others feel free to forward it to everyone on your buddy list, lets reach more people than ever before with its message.  Share it with your churches if you feel lead to. Thanks I pray the Lord will continue touching each of your lives.  All of what Christ did he did so we would believe in who he said he was.  He told us not to take his word for it but to believe in what he did according to the will of his father who showed him what to do.

I pray that this message will sink into your hearts and minds this week and if anyone is not a believer my prayer is they will meet the Lord.  If it’s on your heart to make Jesus Christ your Savior send a message to my email: trippy91@hotmail.com and I will help you do that.

Look out for next Tuesdays Torch found on www.myspace.com/trippy91 or sent from trippy91@hotmail.com this study is written by Tim Sader inspired by The Holy Spirit.

Blessed are you who enter in God’s name—from God’s house we bless you! God is God, he has bathed us in light.  Psalm 118:26-27

 
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Posted by on 04/03/2012 in Torches