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Tuesdays Torch week 182

Tuesday’s Torch

06/26/12

By: Tim Sader

 

Luke 17:1

 Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.”

 Last week we learned that it really takes simple faith to enter into the kingdom of God those who think they deserve more by working harder to get there may be surprised when their works will keep them out.  The Centurion had more faith than all of Israel he saw the power of God and believed while His own people denied He was Christ; this soldier received his reward.  Many who think they serve God will miss Him because they think their works can save them while those whom they looked down on for having simple faith enter the kingdom instead.  Seeing this will bring them sorrow, those who truly believe feasting at the table in the place that might have been theirs when they should have been feasting with them.  Those who think they are first in the kingdom are last and the ones who are last will be first since they were humble and willing to be last.  In the kingdom we all receive the same reward anyways so really there is no certain place in line the pastor and the newly saved drug addict both receive eternal life through Christ and the drug addict might not have done the works but God loves them for choosing Him over drugs and they might be greater in the kingdom.  Through Christ we are one anyways so we need to grow up and celebrate every time the body grows and someone has a victory so together we all can receive what the Lord has for us.  In Revelation Christ is called the first and last so that pretty much settles the argument as long as we are somewhere between Jesus by keeping Him in us we will be with Him in paradise.

It is important to keep Him in us but what is equally as important is for us not to cause it so others cannot or will not believe in Him.  In Luke 17:1-3 Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.  It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.  So watch yourselves.”  In life we each will have plenty of bumps and debris to trip on while we move along its path so we don’t need to be throwing things in each others way so that it makes them stumble.  We each should spend our time by not stumbling on our own path and less time worrying over the affairs of others or we might be the very one to make them stumble.  Even if we are trying to show them what the word says it can cause stumbling if they are not ready for it.  We should be so careful not to let ourselves be stumbling blocks so we don’t take part in sending them to hell.  Mark 9:42-48 says,“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.  If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.  And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.  And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, where the worms that eat them do not die, and the fire is not quenched.”  Here we see again that when we cause others to stumble and fall away from the Lord we are robbing them of their relationship with God and this does not make the Lord happy it would be better to be thrown in the sea attached to a large rock then to be a stumbling block.  We also often cause our own selves to stumble by letting our members cause us to stumble but it would be better for us to do without a limb or eye than be thrown into hell for letting our self stumble.  Removing a limb hopefully will not be necessary to keep us straight but we can control our thoughts and what information we take in by cutting off the signals that will get us into trouble and lead us to hell.

Proverbs 3:21-23 says, “My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.  Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble.”  We keep from stumbling by using the wisdom and understanding God gave us to determine what is right and wrong so we will know what to do and what to get rid of.  It’s safe to also say that if we will follow this passage it will also help us from causing others to stumble and we will be safe in knowing we are doing what is right.  2 Peter 1:5-10 says, “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.  For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.  Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble.”  We should be using our blocks to build up ourselves and others by building our faith and adding to it precept upon precept so we can have the understanding to see things more like Christ so we will not stumble.  Again if we do not stumble and will build ourselves up in these principles it will also keep us from making others stumble.  We cannot cause someone to stumble without us to stumbling because in making them stumble we stumble ourselves.  1 John 2:9-10 says, “Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.  Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.”  To check ourselves to know if we are stumbling or causing someone else to trip we should test it all with love.  If we are truly walking in love we ourselves will not stumble and we wouldn’t have to worry about causing our neighbor to stumble either.  We should test everything entering our minds with love and if it does not pass the test pluck it out so you won’t be thrown in the fire with it.  We are to be blocks building the church not being used as blocks that cause stumbling for anyone or ourselves.

I will be working on transitioning this study into both the written format on Tuesday and adding a spontaneous group discussion at my house or church if you’d be interested in attending let me know.  The church I attend is MorningStar in Fort Mill, SC you can view meetings by going to www.morningstartv.com where you can register for free then watch Friday School of the Spirit at 7pm EST and Sunday at 9 and 11am EST by clicking watch live at the top of the web screen.  Let the words spoken and the messages 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 06/26/2012 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 181

Tuesday’s Torch

06/19/12

By: Tim Sader

 

Luke 13:30

 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.

 Last week we learned about the prayers Christ said for all of us that would believe in Him so that we all could come together in unity with Him and the Lord.  God the Father and the Son they are one and they also wish to be one with us and have their glory seen in us so others will come to Him because they see His love in us and want to believe.  All the glory He experienced with the Father He prayed would be shared with us through our believing in Him.  Without Christ in us the world would not know God it is through His glory that we are united and when we show His love others are drawn to Him.  This unity we know is going to happen Christ prayed it and what He prays will happen but also we can do our part to bring unity by walking in love and doing what is right in the eyes of God.  Peace is what helps keep unity in Spirit when we love others and do our part to live in peace we are helping answer this prayer of Christ.  Just as God is in all things He is in the Son so if the Son is in us then God is in us to we are one body united in the Lord through Christ since He restored our fellowship with the Father.  By doing our part to bring unity we have the privilege to help answer this prayer of Jesus and by the glory of Them in us others will be added to His body to.

When we are in unity we are all equals doing different things but we are still working together and none of us are more important than anyone else.  In Matthew 8:10-12 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.  I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.  But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.“ Here Jesus offered to go heal the Centurion’s servant but he told Jesus not to come but to just say the word and his servant would be healed.  This really was incredible to Jesus he was there among Gods own chosen people but this Roman Soldier had more faith than anyone in Israel; they could not even recognize their Messiah yet this soldier heard about His power and believed.  Many of those who know about God and were even raised in church should be entering into the Kingdom but many of them will be thrown out while those who believed in His glory and were suddenly changed by it will be feasting with Heavenly Heroes.  Today’s verse Luke 13:28-30 says, “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out.  People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.  Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”  When those who should be in the kingdom see those who seemed like they might not have been there with the fathers of the faith they will have sorrow knowing they already knew but were not allowed to enter.  The ones that will not be allowed in might think they will be first in Gods kingdom when indeed they will last if they can enter at all.  We must never think that our righteousness is greater than that of the worse sinner that never cared to know God but just got saved or they might take our seat at the feast while we are weeping in the darkness.

Matthew 20:8-15 says, “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.  The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius.  So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius.  When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner.  ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’  But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius?  Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you.  Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’  In this parable Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven with workers in a vineyard receiving their wages the first workers to start working worked all day for a denarius but the last workers only worked a few hours and received the same pay.  The last workers to start working got paid first and since they had worked less for a denarius the first workers thought they should get more for more work.  They agreed that they would be rewarded a denarius for working just as the ones who came and started working last they all received their equal reward for doing their work so this was a fair wage to pay them all.  When we accept Christ we are receiving the reward of eternal life and we get that wage whether we are newly saved or are a seventh generation pastors kid the Lord is generous and He generously gave us all an equal reward.  Grow up church we should be celebrating with the angels for every salvation not seeking more recognition for the great works we’ve done. Matthew 20:16 says, “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”  In the kingdom through Christ we are all made one anyways and are all equals so where we are in the line is not important as long as we believe and do our part to serve the Lord.  The wage we receive is eternal life in Christ who come to live inside of us continually changing us as we grow closer to Him.  If we are in Christ we will only care about His recognition and will not care about being first because without Him we aren’t even on the list.  Revelation 22:13 says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”  Finally Christ He is both first and last so in Him we are there or not.  He paid the price for the first one that believed and the very last one to receive Him so together we will get the reward that we have been working for.  We will receive our place in line somewhere between Jesus!

I will be working on transitioning this study into both the written format on Tuesday and adding a spontaneous group discussion at my house or church if you’d be interested in attending let me know.  The church I attend is MorningStar in Fort Mill, SC you can view meetings by going to www.morningstartv.com where you can register for free then watch Friday School of the Spirit at 7pm EST and Sunday at 9 and 11am EST by clicking watch live at the top of the web screen.  Let the words spoken and the messages 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 06/19/2012 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 180

Tuesday’s Torch

06/12/12

By: Tim Sader

 

John 17:2

 Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.

 Last week we learned about the place Christ said that He went away to prepare for us when He returned to the Father if we look inside ourselves we will find it.  After the House of David was built in Jerusalem David knew that a place needed to be prepared where the ark and the Spirit of God could rest within His Kingdom. Only certain priests’ called to minister before the ark were the ones that could carry the ark only they could bear its burden.  Upon entering the city the whole congregation of Israel welcomed it in with singing and rejoicing but after everything was set up for it sacrifices had to be made so all the people could be blessed and later receive their gift because the ark was finally home.  Gods House has been built or Christ could not have went there to prepare a place for us where His Spirit can dwell, first in the ark then Christ came to minister and He carried the ark inside Himself.  When He entered Jerusalem for Passover people started knowing who He was and they rejoiced when the ark was brought in before His sacrifice was made.  He sacrificed Himself so all of us could be blessed by choosing to serve Him because He paid the price for sin and overcame death so we could have life with Him.  After this was done He went back to the Father to prepare a place and that place is in us so we can receive the gift of the Holy Spirit so we can move in power and bring others to Him.  Christ prepared us all to receive the Spirit when He took His place in the House of God and He is also the only path that will get us there with Him.

The Spirit is at work together in us all who believe so that as one we can be joined together so we can be more like Christ sharing the love of God with others.  John 17:20-23 says, “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.  I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one — I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”  If you remember one thing from this torch remember that Jesus prayed for you, here He prays for all believers to be united in Him as He and the Father are united as one.  He asks that we also would be in Him and the Father so the world will know the Father so that they may believe in the Son whom He sent.  Through Him He gave us the same glory He received so together we would have unity with Them and so the world would know the love of God through the son in us.  John 17:24 says, “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.”  God loved the Son far before the world was created and that glory He has seen with God he prays that we can share in experiencing through Him so we can be there with Him in seeing all that glory.  Today’s verse John 17:25-26 says, ““Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.  I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”  The world they do not know God but when they see His glory in us through Christ and when they get to know Christ they will also know the Lord whom they did not know; He is in Christ and together they are in us.  Christ made the Father known to the world He showed to us the Fathers love by loving us so that this love could be in us and the whole world would know them.

Knowing that Christ prayed for this unity for all believers between each other and for us to be one with Him and the Father we know that it will happen if the Son prayed for it.  We can do our part also by loving and living a life style that pleases the Lord because if we all do our part together sooner Christ’s prayer will be answered.  Ephesians 4:2-3 says, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.  There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called ;  one Lord, one faith, one baptism;  one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”  Peace is what binds us together and helps us keep the unity of Spirit so we must do our part to keep that peace by following these scripture.  Most of all we must love one another the way that the Father and son love us if we all will do this then that unity will happen.  God the Father is the Lord of all in Him there is only one baptism, faith or hope He is in it all so together with the Son through the Spirit They are in us all and we are all one body.  Colossians 3:11 says, “Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.”  If God is in all and He and the Son are one then Christ to is in all and for us all He gave Himself so that all of us could be saved.  We know that in Himself His own prayer was and is being answered because without Him being sent we would not know the Father and in them we could not be one.  If we though will do our part then we are doing our part to make this unity happen and we can know that they are at work in us so we can bring glory to them and become one body as Christ prayed for us to be.

I will be working on transitioning this study into both the written format on Tuesday and adding a spontaneous group discussion at my house or church if you’d be interested in attending let me know.  The church I attend is MorningStar in Fort Mill, SC you can view meetings by going to www.morningstartv.com where you can register for free then watch Friday School of the Spirit at 7pm EST and Sunday at 9 and 11am EST by clicking watch live at the top of the web screen.  Let the words spoken and the messages 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 06/12/2012 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 179

Tuesday’s Torch

06/05/12

By: Tim Sader

 

John 14:2

 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?

 Last week we learned what it takes to be a disciple of Christ and how we are to properly serve others to please Him.  Christ made the ultimate sacrifice for us so to follow Him sometimes we may have to make sacrifices and carry burdens like He carried the cross.  We must sacrifice it all for Him if He is in control nothing else in this world will make the sacrifice He made to save us so nothing is worth following if it is not Him.  To serve Him it might cost even our families no relationship or anything can come between our relationship with the Lord and us being His disciple.  Christ carried our burden of sin to the cross and had to die before the new man could be raised up so whatever we now carry until it is dead in us Christ cannot be raised up.  By showing love and bearing good fruit we show that He is alive in us this is not asking us to do anymore then what He showed us to do His sacrifice was our lesson in love so we are to love also.  Love and the other good fruit we bear is so others can taste the Lord in us this is the fruit that lasts because it impacts others and the seed we help plant grows and they bear their own fruit to.  If we believe in Him it is because the Lord chose us, and since we were chose we are called to be His disciple.  Ultimately if we love and show it to others in our actions and willingness to be a sacrifice we are being a disciple and Christ has raised Himself in us because we were willing to sacrifice it all to serve Him.

The Lord has made a place ready where the Holy Spirit wants to live and Christ is the way that we get to the place that He went away to prepare.  Before we get to the words of Christ I want look at some comparisons from when David was King.  1 Chronicles 15:1-4 says, After David had constructed buildings for himself in the City of David, he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.  Then David said, “No one but the Levites may carry the ark of God, because the Lord chose them to carry the ark of the Lord and to minister before him forever.”  David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the Lord to the place he had prepared for it.  He called together the descendants of Aaron and the Levites.  David constructed a house and other building in the city named for him to return home to but he realized a place had not yet been prepared for the ark (where God’s spirit was kept) so he went and prepared a place for it.  He himself could not carry the burden of the ark so he used the priests called by God to be the ones to minister and they carried this weight the others could not bear.  When the ark was brought up into Jerusalem all of Israel was gathered and they welcomed it with singing, dancing and shouts rejoicing in its arrival.  Then the ark was brought up to the tent and sacrifices were made in the presence of the people and when the sacrifice was finished their King blessed them all and they received the gifts he provided them.  After this they all praised the Lord for the ark being brought up to its place of rest, it was brought home.

John 14:1-4 says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.  My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  You know the way to the place where I am going.”  Our Lord has already built a house in heaven where he dwells and in this house he has many rooms so when the whole assembly is called home, all of them will have a place.  His Spirit long ago was locked up in a box and to change this the Lord had to send Christ (our High Priest) to carry the ark with Him to the place he would soon prepare for us all.  He carried the ark (the Spirit) through the streets and when He entered Jerusalem He was greeted by all of Israel singing and giving Him the highest praise.  When He was brought some did despise Him and through their influence He was brought in so He could also become the sacrifice for us all to be forgiven.  When He was done being sacrificed and rose again we all were blessed by Him becoming our salvation and He then He went away so the Gift of the Holy could come live in us.  The place He went to prepare is not our room in Heaven that has already been built; He had to go home to the Father to help prepare a place for His Spirit so He could live in us and we could receive gift of His Spirit.  In John 14:5-6 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”   Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”  Accepting the sacrifice Christ made is the way we can get into the Fathers house and when we accept Him in our heart it is prepared as we grow closer to Him and soon we receive the awesome gift that is the Holy Spirit.  He is the Spirit of truth and by Him entering us we will be lead down the path of life; if we will follow Him we will find our place of rest.  Praise the Lord!

I will be working on transitioning this study into both the written format on Tuesday and adding a spontaneous group discussion at my house or church if you’d be interested in attending let me know.  The church I attend is MorningStar in Fort Mill, SC you can view meetings by going to www.morningstartv.com where you can register for free then watch Friday School of the Spirit at 7pm EST and Sunday at 9 and 11am EST by clicking watch live at the top of the web screen.  Let the words spoken and the messages 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 06/05/2012 in Torches