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Tuesdays Torch week 187

Tuesday’s Torch

07/31/12

By: Tim Sader

 

John 13:12

 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them.

 Last week we learned that Christ gave us the advice to be alert, ready and watchful for whatever might get in our way and so we will be ready for His return.  The servants were to serve the masters house even in his absence.  The good servant is awake and ready when he returns and the master rewarded him for being diligent while he was gone.  When a thief breaks in they give no warning so you can be ready just as we get no warning of the Lords return but if we are always prepared we will not be taken by surprise.  We must now be watching, we don’t know when but all the signs are mounting so we cannot sleep anymore or we might miss Him when He comes.  Whatever end-times scenario you believe just be watchful at all times and then you will be ready.  When we are alert the enemy will not be able to sneak in and destroy us.  To stay aware we must not be intoxicated by the ways of the world, we will however keep our faith in focus, resist the enemy and when we suffer the Lord will be strong, He will restore us.  We once did not know how we should live Christ came so He could show us and provide a way for us to be saved by God’s grace.  If we are steadfast in following Him then He will be our hope and we will be ready because we were holy.  Daily the end draws closer than it was before but now the signs from biblical prophecy are lining up and soon the end will be here.  Now more than ever we should walk in love since it was love that saved us if we will do what it takes to be watchful when He comes we will receive the masters reward.

Our walk is important but as we walk our feet get dirty and we need them cleaned so that when we go, we go on clean feet.  In John 13:10-12 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.”  For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.  His disciples were clean meaning they were washing and had not been made ceremonially unclean by their customs.  Christ also knew these men and knew that after being with Him they had a clean heart accept for the one who would betray Him.  He cleaned their feet as a symbol to stay on the right path by being clean even where you’re most dirty.  In Genesis 18:3-5 Abraham said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by.  Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree.  Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way—now that you have come to your servant.”  A good servant provides a way for his master and his guests to get clean by washing their feet after traveling so they could be clean and refreshed.  This was an expression of hospitality and welcome since mainly people traveled by foot so after a journey or even a walk around town it would make their feet filthy needing to be washed and a good host offered water for them and food for them to refresh.  Today’s verse John 13:13-17 says, When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them.  “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am.  Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.  I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.  Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.  Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”  Christ though their teacher and master was willing to be their servant and host by washing their feet for many reasons first to show them no master is greater than his servant so to become leaders they too would have to serve.  This also shows them that in the way he washed the filthiness from their feet he would wash their sins away and make them completely clean.  Him being their host is interesting since in Him we are one so He is our host and we host the Holy Spirit in us to help guide us on the path that keeps us clean.

Ephesians 5:1-2 says, “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”  We being completely clean is important, if we walk this path of life if like Jesus walked it we will stay clean by Him washing us.  The way He walked that path was by love He loved us enough to come be a man to show us the right way and to give up his life so we could be cleaned by His blood.  If we walk in the way of love our path will be clean to since he already washed away our filthiness.  Ephesians 6:15 says, “and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.”  Where we take our feet is important if we let ourselves be lead down the wrong path our feet get dirty and we become unclean.  The feet are so important that they need to be fitted with the armor of the gospel of peace so they will follow the right path and be protected when we get lost along the way.  If peace is our constant companion chances are we are not getting to dirty but where there is no peace we should not stand.  Following after peace and walking in love will lead us down a path of clean feet and a pure heart.  Matthew 10:13-14 says, “If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.  If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.”  Where we set our feet we should do our best to bring peace to that place if the place deserves peace.  If that place is not a place for peace then be on your way and keep the peace for yourself so peace will not leave you.  If you are not welcomed and will not be heard then it says to shake off the dust on that place and keep going so you will go on your way at peace with clean feet.  Not all of us have clean feet because we have not all let the Lord wash our filthy sins away by choosing Him.  Others are not clean because they will not walk in love and pursue peace on their path.  If your feet are not clean then Christ must wash them if we will not let Him wash us then we have no part with Him.  Do you have clean feet?

I will be working on transitioning this study into both the written format on Tuesday and adding spontaneous group discussions 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 07/31/2012 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 186

Tuesday’s Torch

07/24/12

By: Tim Sader

 

Luke 12:40

 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

 Last week we learned what Christ said about the gospel being preached to the whole world before the end can come.  We are sent out with power and are told to use our gifts to bear fruit so others can be set free from their bondage and be saved through the power of God in Christ.  We must be doing the work of the kingdom and spreading the gospel message throughout the entire world and this will be a testimony of the truth spoken by Christ and the end cannot come until it has been fulfilled.  To live true godly lives we must follow Christ’s example so we are not preaching one gospel and living another.  This doesn’t mean we can be perfect; many thought Jesus was not perfect but there was a glory in Him that made the difference and that same glory is what makes them see Him in us when we do His will.  The power in preaching is the word of God if we preach His word we will help save others and free them from their hurting and we will see His word is true.  The Jesus of the bible He is Christ not a fictional character, great man or prophet He is God’s son and any gospel that says contrary to this is false and those who accept another gospel after knowing the truth accept the fate of that false messiah.  We cannot be tossed by different doctrine like children who don’t know any better; if we were taught Christ we should be moving into more revelation and our lives should look more like Him.  The Lord has called us to do great things so the earth can see Him in us and be saved as they come to know Christ then the end will come and we will be with Him in glory.

We who know Him already must be watchful, alert and ready for His return I take no position on pre, mid or post tribulation but the signs say it is close so the time to watch is now.  Luke 12:35-39 says, “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,  like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.  It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.  It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak.  But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.”  The servants were to still serve even in the master’s absence they are to serve like He was with them so that when He returns the work will be done and they can enjoy it together.  The good servant will be alert whenever the master decides to return even late into the night and the master will show kindness to the servant by bring Him in to dine with him.  A man would prepare if he knew when the robber would come, he would be alert and his house would not be broken into.  Guess what Christ is coming like a thief and though we do not know when He is to come night is upon us and soon He will come so we better get ready.  Mark 13:35-37 says, “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn.  If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping.  What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”  Church!  We can no longer sleep and feel safe knowing someday we can be ready.  End time prophecies in Syria and Israel are being fulfilled at an astonishing rate if Damascus is destroyed many believe the end is not far from us so it is time to Watch because soon the master will be back.  Today’s verse Luke 12:40 says, “You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”  The time or exact hour no one knows, pre, mid or post tribulation don’t matter so we can stop guessing the best time to be ready is now.  If we are ever ready for that day these other variables do not matter we will be with the Lord because we were awake and ready for His return.

1 Peter 5:8-11 says, “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.  And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.  To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.”  When we are alert we are ready for anything that is trying to sneak into our unlocked doors.  The devil our enemy is out there like a lion waiting on us to shift away our watchful eye so he can come out of the bushes and attack us when we are unaware.  To be alert we must keep our faith in focus so that we are strong in the Lord and when the enemy attacks we can resist him.  Throughout the world many suffer for the faith but as Christ suffered a little while so when we suffer it to is temporary and if we are strong in the Lord we will be restored.  1 Peter 1:13-15 says, “Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.  As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.  But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’”  Once we were ignorant and lived how we wanted to by the desires of our flesh that was before we knew Christ.  Christ he is holy, He taught us what was right by teaching it to us and showing us how to live by being what He and the Father want us to be.  Now we know better and live our lives in Him so we must be sober and alert with our hope steadfast in the Lord knowing that soon He will come back for the ones who kept themselves holy by the grace God has given us through Christ.  1 Peter 4:7-8 says, “The end of all things is near.  Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.   Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”  Every day I know the end is closer than it was yesterday but if you will do the research on what’s going on in Syria and read the prophecies concerning Damascus in Isaiah, Ezekiel and Daniel you will think your reading current events.  Now more than ever we should walk in love for God and man by living a love culture, it covers a multitude of sins; after all it is Christ’s love that saved us.  As the end draws near we should do what it takes to be the good servant ready for the master when He returns so we can dine with Him and receive our reward.

I will be working on transitioning this study into both the written format on Tuesday and adding spontaneous group discussions 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 07/24/2012 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 185

Tuesday’s Torch

07/17/12

By: Tim Sader

 

Matthew 24:14

 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

 Last week we learned what Christ said about the harvest and what He meant when He told us about being workers in the harvest fields.  The people of the world who don’t know the Lord they are the fields for us to harvest and we are to use our gifts and talents to in a way reap them into the kingdom.  Christ went into the field by Himself, He had compassion on the crowds they needed a shepherd to care for them and He went into the field to save them but he needed help so He sent us into the fields so we can help bring in the harvest.  Some workers prepare the fields for the harvest by feeding and watering the fields but when the time for the harvest comes it will not wait for us so we must be ready to use the tools God has given us to reach out to bring in this crop.  When grain is ripe it bows down under the weight of what’s growing often times this happens when non believers first come to Christ they bow down and are humbled by the weight of the Spirit.  Some conversions are not so simple some plants need special care fertilizer, weed killer or extra watering people need special care sometimes so we must follow the Lord in knowing the right season for their harvest.  Even when we don’t see the harvest coming we must be steadfast in doing good works so the people continue to receive until the harvest finally comes.  A final harvest will come and our work will end when his angels come to collect those who believe the more we work our fields the less harvest will be lost when Christ returns.

We have been sent into this harvest with certain tools and special orders from the Lord to preach the gospel in the entire world.  In Mark 16:15-18 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.  Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.  And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”  We are told to go into the world preaching the good news of Christ, baptizing them and setting them free so they can be saved.  Those belonging to Christ should bear fruit, certain signs follow them since Christ gave us the power over the enemy, sickness, disease, told us we should speak in new tongues and using our gifts from God we free others from bondage.  Doing these things is how we prepare the world for the harvest we talked about last week; preaching is good but we must be doing the work to reach the world.  Today’s verse Matthew 24:14 says, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”  We know that this gospel will be preached Christ told us it would be, the whole earth being preached will be a testimony for all nations to share in the truth that is God’s word.  The end, this final harvest cannot come until the gospel message is seen and preached to all people by us going out and doing what Christ told us to do.  1 Timothy 3:16 says, “Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.  True godliness is doing the will of God, Christ is the stream that gets us there not only through saving us but by coming to us and living a godly life so we would know what godliness looks like and live like that.  This gospel is the gospel we are bringing to others if we do not show up looking like Christ we are preaching one gospel but showing them another one I’m not saying we can be perfect like He was but they should see his glory in us.  For example if we are suffering or going through things that make us feel not so Christ-like that doesn’t mean we can’t reach others they doubted Him to because He wouldn’t come down off the cross but that did not change who He was.

1 Peter 1:25 says, “But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.” Christ being preached is the word of God and in it there is power nothing we do changes the word of God it lasts forever.  In preaching Him we should follow His words doing what we can to help save the hurting that is how he is seen in us and we do not miss represent Him so the word will be kept in the highest regard and its truth will set us free.  2 Corinthians 11:4 says, “For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.”  The gospel of Jesus passed down in the ancient writings of the New Testament and prophesied to come in Jewish history He is Jesus no other Jesus preached is the same unless He is preached in context with who He is in the bible.  His name made it into other religions but if He is not the Son of God fully man and God He is not Christ.  He’s more than a prophet, a great man, a made up character or a religious nut and those who accept a gospel contrary to the bible after knowing the truth, accept a fate with those who preach the false gospel.  Ephesians 4:14 says, “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.”  We cannot be tossed back and forth between different waves of doctrine like babies who do not know what to do.  If we know Christ by believing in Him and have learned His teachings we must move on to the deeper truths of God and our behavior should mimic Christ who showed us what to do.  We are called to do great things in the name of the Lord to make Him be seen in all the earth so they will be baptized and saved from whatever had them bound and then the end can come when Christ returns in glory and we are reunited with Him.

I will be working on transitioning this study into both the written format on Tuesday and adding spontaneous group discussions 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 07/17/2012 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 184

Tuesday’s Torch

07/10/12

By: Tim Sader

 

Mark 4:29

 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.

Last week we learned what Christ said about us all being sinners and that no one who sins less can be any more or any less a sinner.  We are not sinners because we sin we are all sinners from the start and since we are all guilty of sin we perish as sinners until we repent and let the Lord free us from that guilt.  In heaven they rejoice when one sinner repents so since we were once sinners who repented we should not think that our righteousness makes us greater than them.  If heaven rejoices over sinners repenting I wonder what happens in heaven when the righteous keep on sinning.  All sin is sin we may label some of it as worse but God sees it all the same those who overcome great darkness show more glory than when the righteous sin and knew not to.  All sin is bad some are not worse than others it all made the list even the ones we try to hide.  Christ died for us all even though we were all sinners and hated God He did not have to do this His wrath could have crushed us but He loved us and made a way for us to be forgiven.  Paul said he felt like the greatest of all sinners for killing Christians but no one can be a worse sinner, sin is bad enough you can’t be a worse sinner.  By choosing Christ we gave up on sin He is now our Lord instead so if we will stay close to Him and resist the devil then he must flee and we will be set free from the guilt and chains of sin.

When we’ve given up on sin we become willing servants of the Lord and our job is to reap a harvest of souls so they can come to the Lord.  Matthew 9:35-38 says Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.  When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.  Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”  Jesus was working this harvest by Himself the crowds of people are His harvest field.  He knew the field was ready because he seen the people weighed down they were harassed and helpless He had compassion on them and he went to work being their shepherd, healing them and setting them free.  The whole world is our field to harvest as believers in Christ we are to take up our sickle, teaching, proclaiming the kingdom and healing them.  When they learn and see Gods power we are working the fields and as they come to know Him the harvest will be reaped.  Luke 10:1 says, “After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.”  To prepare the towns and the people for the Lord he sent workers into the field ahead of Him so the people could receive from Him what they needed when He came to them.  He gave the workers power so they could reap the fields with the Lord to keep from losing those who are ready for their touch from Him.  John 4:35-36 says, Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.  Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.  The harvest will not wait for us the fields are ready now to be worked so we must use the tools God has given us to reach out to them and bring them into the storehouse of heaven and they will rejoice with us.  Those who planted these seeds of salvation are glad with the reaper because the crop is the reward of them both they helped bring this harvest and together we all receive eternal life.

Today’s verse Mark 4:29 says, “As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”  When the grain is ripe it needs to be harvested we know when this is by following the spirit inside of us He will lead us in doing good and if we are obedient in following Him we will not miss it.  When grain is ripe it bows down under the weight of it’s growing so when people have a humble heart often times that is when they are ready to be reaped.  When we teach them of God’s love and he shows off His power in us then the grain is ripe and the harvest can come. Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  If we do not think that a harvest has come we cannot just stop doing good and think that it will not come we must continue to be steadfast in doing good and at the right time the harvest will come if we won’t give up.  Good works are not done in vain, fields must be watered and feed to grow and some crops grow slower than others so when we do good it still helps them grow right.  Revelation 14:15 says, Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, “Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”  There is a time coming soon when the whole earth will become ripe and the Lord will send out His angels to collect us all and we will be with them.  When this happens the field can be worked no more so if we would not work our plot by continuing to do good then this final harvest might miss our field and we will have some explaining to do.  Wouldn’t it be great if all the fields were completely prepared and ready for harvest at the return of our Lord if we do our part they can be and everyone can rejoice knowing that the harvest was plenteous and the weeds were few.

I will be working on transitioning this study into both the written format on Tuesday and adding spontaneous group discussions 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 07/10/2012 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 183

Tuesday’s Torch

07/03/12

By: Tim Sader

 

Luke 15:10

 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

 Last week we learned not to be stumbling blocks to other and for us to remove from ourselves whatever causes us to stumble.  Christ told us to be careful not to be tripped up or trip others by throwing things in their path or we might be guilty for sending them to hell.  By not accepting Christ we miss having a relationship with God but when we are a stumbling block we rob other of their relationship with Him and that doesn’t make Him to happy with us.  Even stumbling ourselves up is not wise it would be better to go on living without whatever body part might cause us to stumble then for us to keep it and burn.  If we are careful we will not have to cut ourselves up we can take our thoughts captive and control our actions getting rid of them instead of our limbs.  To not stumble we must use the wisdom and understanding given to us by God so we can discern what is ok and what might cause us or others to stumble.  If we are not stumbling we are not making others stumble because if we were we would be stumbling to.  We have been given faith but we must build on it Godly precepts and not using our building blocks as stumbling blocks to trip one another.  Together we are building up the body so when others stumble over our mess we stumble with who we made stumble.  The stumbling test is love if we are walking in it we cannot stumble or cause anyone else to fall down either.  By testing every thought and action with love we will know what belongs and what to throw away from us so we are not causing any stumbling.

We all stumble on our own because all of us are sinners who choose to sin with our own freewill. Luke 13:1-5 say, “Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.  Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way?  I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.  Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem?  I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”  The people who were adding their blood in with their sacrifice were doing a detestable thing to the Lord and they had sinned in doing this.  Just by sinning we do not become sinners we are all sinners so when we sin God does not see that we are more of a sinner than anyone else since we are all guilty because of sin.  We all surely will perish as sinners if we do not repent and let the Lord free us from the guilt we’re in because of sin.  Luke 15:7 says, “I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”  In heaven they rejoice over one sinner when they come to know the Lord so since they have already rejoiced over us we should not think we are better than them God sees them like seen us.  We are sinners that the Lord saved so what right do we have to consider another sinners sin worse than our own filthy sin that we’re guilty of.  Then Luke 15:10 also says, “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”  When a sinner repents there is rejoicing in heaven I can’t help but think, what happens in heaven when those who have been made righteous still keep sinning?  I won’t say that those sins are more severe than any other but we should know better and we still sin so what some may consider little sins might be just as big as whatever sins are the big ones.  Thinking we are better than anyone will cause us to stumble fast and bring them right down with us.

Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  Christ died for us when we were all sinners he did not specify what sins it takes to be labeled a bad sinner or a really bad sinner.  All sin is sin and all sin made us sinners so since Christ died for all sinners while we still sinned He died for all sin even the really bad one.  In saving us God shows us his love he showed His judgment throughout the Old Testament so we know He didn’t have to save us but He loved us and gave us a chance by offering us a way to be saved while we were still in disobedience to Him.  1 Timothy 1:15-16 says, “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners —of whom I am the worst.  But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.”  Was Paul the worst of sinners?  He killed many early Christians but God loved him and through Christ he was saved and became a great apostle.  Honestly there is nothing worse than being a sinner so even the best acting sinner is the worst because all sinners are the same before Christ.  In the most horrific demonstrations of sin God can gain the most glory those who seen Paul changed knew God changed him and this lets us see the Lords patience knowing He can change us, the filthiest of sinners.  James 4:7-8 says, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”  When we choose to follow Christ we are giving up on sin and submitting our lives to the Lord so if we will resist the devil by keeping close to the Lord he will flee from us giving us more victory over who we once were.  We have been cleansed and purified by Christ now we must do what we can to stay pure and keep Him in our hearts to avoid sin so heaven can keep rejoicing over our victory.

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 07/03/2012 in Torches