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Tuesdays Torch week 195

Tuesday’s Torch

09/25/12 

By: Tim Sader

 

Jeremiah 6:16

 This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.

Last week we learned what Christ said about us being humble and why we should be that way.  God is in control if we understand this and are humbled to Him we will be lead down the path of righteousness.  Being humble can be hard we always want to be in control and anytime we lose control for whatever reason it makes us uncomfortable.  When we are made humble we gain a new perspective on trusting God and we wake up to the truth that He loves us.  In a parable we see the Pharisee prays to the Lord out of pride telling of his own righteousness but the sinful man comes humbly to God confessing his sins begging forgiveness.  If we are humble now to the Lord we will later be exalted but if we exalt ourselves now then later we must be humbled.  To understand being both humbled and exalted is good so we will see things from both sides since the Lord does both.  The Pharisee is proud and exalted if we are like this we will be humbled but if we will be humbled now and let the Lord lead us we will not easily be lost along lives way.  When we get lost or face a crossroad it is hard for us to find our way if we knew the way certainly we would not stay lost.  People not only get lost from having pride we get lost in many ways with the circumstances of life.  The first step to getting out of anything is admitting to it; if we can’t accept that we are lost we cannot be found.

In life we have all been lost at one time or another.  I have been lost in life different ways; as a child I remember being lost in a crowd where I couldn’t find my parents it was terrifying to me.  In school I would feel lost at times trying to fit in and would become who I knew I wasn’t.  As I got older and wanted to have fun I got lost in the party and would wake with regrets form blacking out.  In the past year I got lost again when my brother Joe passed away much too young.  He was only twenty-eight and he was more than a best friend we, were a team that functioned best when the other was there.  I lost a part of me that May and I lost him to the one thing me and him could not change, the disease that made our muscles weak.  Feeling loss is one of the quickest ways we can get lost but if we will not rise above it and find our way through, we will not get past it.  The story of Zacchaeus shows us how to become un-lost so please read Luke 19:1-10 to see what he did.  First he admits he is short and lost in the crowd and needed to gain perspective by rising above them all.  He does this by finding the nearest tree and climbing it to see over the crowd to search for the one thing that might help him be found.  He climbed the tree so he could see what the deal was with this guy Jesus he heard so much about.  Not only did he see his way to Jesus but Jesus found his way to Zacchaeus and Jesus walked him home.  When they met, the crowd still lost; could not understand why Jesus would waste his time they knew Zacchaeus was a sinner but they did not share in his desire to see the Lord like Zacchaeus did.  The Lord went home with Zacchaeus because he first souk Him when he was lost to find his way and like Hebrews 11:6 says, “without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”  If we are lost we should be like Zacchaeus use our faith to find the good way that leads to Jesus and he will visit us and reward us for diligently seeking after Him.

I will be working on further expanding the reach of Tuesdays Torch and transitioning into other written forms to shine the light brighter in the dark so others can see its shining and be saved.  I pray the words of this Tuesdays Torch and every Torch will sink into your hearts and minds as you go about your busy week.  If you don’t forward The Torch to others please send it to everyone you know, so we can reach more people than ever before with its message and encouraging word.  If you are involved in churches or ministries that could benefit from the sharing of Tuesdays Torch please let me know so together we can be torch bearers to carry this flame into the dark places.  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 is.  He told us not to take his word for it but to believe in what he did.  Every Tuesdays Torch we talk a little more about what He did and testify to what he is still doing.  The best thing God has ever done was sending us His only son so we could be saved.  If anyone is not a believer my prayer is that you will meet the Lord so He transform your life too.  If it’s on your heart to make Jesus Christ your Savior send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will help you do that.  Look out for next Tuesdays Torch by email or find it on Facebook by searching Tuesdays Torch or by clicking here also please share and like our page.  Thanks and God Bless all of you!

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 09/25/2012 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 194

Tuesday’s Torch

09/18/12

By: Tim Sader

 

1 Samuel 2:7

 The Lord sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts. 

Last week we learned what Christ said about giving thanks to God for the great things He has done.  Of the ten lepers only the one least likely to come back came and thanked Jesus for healing him.  The Lord loves us and loves to do great things for us; He hears us when we ask Him for things and He became our salvation so we should be grateful and remember to tell Him Thanks, God I love you to!  Salvation in itself is enough for us to be thanking the Lord for but if we keep our hope in Him by giving thanks in all things; He will continually deliver us. Together we as believers should be praying for one another’s victories so that together we can thank God for the good things He is doing in our lives.  The Lord reigns over all things even the elders in heaven fall on their faces to thank Him so we should thank Him for or victories and blessing too.  We must learn to be humble especially where the Lord and our righteousness is concerned.  God is in control the sooner we learn to understand this and let ourselves be humbled by Him the more He will lead us into our purpose and callings.  We must also be humble in the presence of others so we are not puffed up with self righteousness but show forth the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

Being humble is hard for many people since we all want to be in control at all times or we become very uncomfortable.  Many of you know I’m physically disabled that means I function mostly on the help of others to do what most people do without a second thought.  In many ways I have gained a different perspective on being humble that I pray others may never experience.  To be humbled in this way has made me learn to rely on the Lord to surround me with the help I need to assist me in hygiene, eating and taking a deep breath.  To be humbled is to wake up to the understanding that others care and with the Lord we know we’re not forgotten.  In Luke 18:10-14 Jesus tells the parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector offering prayers of forgiveness to God.  The Pharisee is confident in his righteous deeds and tells the Lord all about the ways he has made himself to be righteous and why he should be justified.  The Tax Collector on the other hand knows that he is a sinner and admits this to God by crying out for mercy while presenting himself humble before the Lord.  Those who have made themselves exalted must be humbled so they can understand the love God has for them.  Those who have been humble will be exalted so they can taste the accomplishment that comes from doing something great like holding fast to the Lord until the end and being exalted by God.  This is why Matthew 23:12 says, “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”  It is good for us to be both humbled and to be exalted if we understand it is the Lord who does both and we allow Him to do them in us.  The Lord humbles and He exalts just like today’s verse says He does.  We must be careful not to be puffed up with the pride of man because Isaiah 2:12 says, “The Lord Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled).”  If we will not learn to be humble and are puffed up with pride now understand that a day of humbling will come.  Therefore choosing now to have a humble heart will save you a hard lesson in letting go of one’s self when humbling comes.

I will be working on further expanding the reach of Tuesdays Torch and transitioning into other written forms to shine the light brighter in the dark so others can see its shining and be saved.  I pray the words of this Tuesdays Torch and every Torch will sink into your hearts and minds as you go about your busy week.  If you don’t forward The Torch to others please send it to everyone you know, so we can reach more people than ever before with its message and encouraging word.  If you are involved in churches or ministries that could benefit from the sharing of Tuesdays Torch please let me know so together we can be torch bearers to carry this flame into the dark places.  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 is.  He told us not to take his word for it but to believe in what he did.  Every Tuesdays Torch we talk a little more about what He did and testify to what he is still doing.  The best thing God has ever done was sending us His only son so we could be saved.  If anyone is not a believer my prayer is that you will meet the Lord so He transform your life too.  If it’s on your heart to make Jesus Christ your Savior send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will help you do that.  Look out for next Tuesdays Torch by email or find it on Facebook by searching Tuesdays Torch or by clicking here also please share and like our page.  Thanks and God Bless all of you!

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 09/18/2012 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 193

Tuesday’s Torch

09/11/12

By: Tim Sader

 

Psalm 136:1

  Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.  His love endures forever. 

Last week we learned what Christ said about us being persistent when we are seeking things because if we won’t give up we will get our reward.  The persistent widow continually went to the judge seeking justice though this judge was not swayed by others; she wore him out in her asking and got through to him.  The persistent won’t stop so they cannot be ignored just like the blind man would not stop shouting for Jesus until he was heard.  Since he had enough faith and wouldn’t give up his pursuit he received the healing he was seeking.  When King Aram was told by the man of God to strike the ground to defeat his enemies he saw no point in it so he struck the ground only three times to satisfy the request.  He did not realize that by persistently doing it he could have completely destroyed his enemies but now he still would have to deal with them again.  When we are given a message from the Lord we need to persistently do what He tells us to do until He leads us to stop or we’ve received what we pursued.  We are told not to grow weary in doing good that means don’t give up until you’ve received the harvest that was planted.  There is always a reward in not giving up but there is no reward for never starting or giving up before it’s over.  We are all in the human race and we are running for our own souls against the enemies that want to see us defeated from our eternal goal.  If we run for Jesus we will be persistent because we cannot lose; we crossed the finish line by the Cross.

As we run along our lives path let us remember to take the time to thank the Lord for all the good things he has done.  In Luke 17 is the miracle of Christ healing the ten lepers where only one returns to thank Jesus for this great act of God.  All ten of these lepers cried out to the Lord hoping that he would heal them.  Jesus sees they are persistent and have faith so He heals them and sends them to the priests to confirm them as clean again.  Out of these ten lepers only the one who was Samaritan (hated in Isreal) returned to thank Him for what He had done.  In Luke 17:17-19 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?  Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”  This story shows that even when we ask the Lord for things and receive a miracle we are nine times more likely not to thank Him then stop and give Him the praise He deserves for loving us.  The one who returned may not have received any more than the others but He will not forget that day and what the Lord had done where the others might find themselves reaping the wages of their ungratefulness.  Psalm 107:21 says, “Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.”  The Lord has an everlasting love for us He has done many wonderful things to show us this truth and still many cannot see this.  Of those who do believe even fewer of them give thanks to the Lord for doing these deeds for us all.  When the Lord blesses us and we see His goodness he will not ask us to thank Him but we need to do it anyways to return the love.  Today’s verse Psalm 136:1 says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.  His love endures forever.”  Since the Lord’s love endures forever His desire to do good for us endures forever so we should appreciate the wonderful things he has done.  We should daily say thank you Lord for the great things you have done and if it is specific things just name them it touches the heart of God.  Psalm 118:21 says, “I will give you thanks, for you answered me;you have become my salvation.”  Ask of the Lord and He will answer, you tell Him your heart’s desire and He will show you His goodness.  It can take time but we must remember not to give up because if we endure we will see He rewards us abundantly out of His glory.  Above all He gave us His Son so we could be saved He answered mankind’s need of salvation so the least we can do is give Him Thanks.

1 Corinthians 15:57 says, “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  If God sending us His son was the only good thing God had ever done for us it would be worth all the struggles and trials we face on this earth.  In all things we should thank the Lord because in whatever we are going through there is a reason and we can learn a lot if we will thank Him for it then maybe we will see it like Him and find our victory in Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  These three things we can do if we want to do the will of God in our lives.  Praying continually, Rejoicing always in the Lord and forever giving Him thanks will keep Him in our focus and we will not let His goodness pass by us without giving Him gratitude.  All His righteous deeds now, He’s done for free; so let us do His will and we’ll be set free.  2 Corinthians 1:10-12 says, “He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.”  The Lord will continually deliver us if we keep our hope set on Him and keep praying for one another to be delivered and receive our victories.  Then we can rejoice together for each victory and give thanks to God where thank is due.  Revelation 11:16-17 says that, “The twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying: ‘We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.’”  In heaven the twenty-four elders seated on their thrones in glory know that the glory and goodness of God is worthy of our thanksgiving.  The Lord He reigns supreme over all things because all power is in Him and through Him and all our thanks belongs to Him.  If they are continually with the Lord and are thanking Him in such a way we should remember Him when we are blessed and thank Him for our victories as well.  Thank Him today and everyday in every way you can to do His will and forever bless Him.

I will be working on transitioning Tuesdays Torch into other written forms as another way of spreading the light into the dark and if you’d enjoy group discussions at my house or church let me know and we’ll start it up.  The church I attend is MorningStar in Fort Mill, SC check them out atwww.morningstarministries.org or by going to www.morningstartv.com where you can 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 09/11/2012 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 192

Tuesday’s Torch

09/04/12

By: Tim Sader

 

Galatians 6:9

  Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 

Last week we learned what Christ said about the authority we have as believers and how we can use that power to change things.  The authority Christ had was not seen before in Israel and He wants to share it with us so we can minister in His name with the power to accomplish His will.  The name of Christ gives us authority over all the works of the enemy, demons, sickness and disease so if we walk close to Him we have access to His power.  He sent out His disciples with power so we’ve been sent out to and when we go out we should include our fellow believers so they can agree with us and together have even greater authority.  To be enlightened of this authority we have through Gods glory we must understand that there is great power in the name of Jesus His name is above everything in creation so all things must submit to His name.  In Christ is the fullness of God so if He is in us we have the power of God in us for showing love and doing good deeds just as Christ.  Our God is stronger than anything, the enemy is made powerless in comparison so if we belong to Christ we have authority over him and nothing can bring harm to us.

With this kind of power there is no reason for us to get weary; if we will be persistent we will get our reward.  Luke 18:1-3 says, “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.  He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought.  And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’  Here was this judge who mainly focused on doing his job of judging by the law not being swayed by God or man.  He usually would not listen to outside influences but this widow persistently comes every day shouting for justice until he gets tired of seeing her.  Luke 18:4-8 says, “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”  And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says.  And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?  I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”  Because this widow was persistent and would not grow weary she got through to the judge and he granted her the justice she was seeking.  When someone is persistent they cannot be ignored because they will not give up on what they are seeking until they receive its reward.  In Luke 18:38-41 The blind man called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”  Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”  Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”  The blind man let nothing stop him from calling out to the Lord, he would not be hushed unless Jesus heard him.  Since he was persistent in his quest for sight the Lord recognized his faith and he was healed.  We should have this persistence in our faith so the Lord can grant to us our reward for diligence in earnestly seeking Him for our every need.

In 2 Kings 13:18-19 Then he said, “Take the arrows,” and the king took them. Elisha told him, “Strike the ground.” He struck it three times and stopped.  The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times.”  The man of God told the king to strike the ground it’s my observation that the king was disheartened and just nonchalantly struck the ground a couple times thinking, what’s the point?  The point is when the Lord brings us a message we should be overjoyed and do that thing He asks with our whole heart until He says to stop.  We should strike the ground until we have blisters and our advisories will be completely destroyed.  Today’s verse 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.”  We must not grow weary especially in doing the work of the Lord nothing can be reaped as a reward if we will not work at completing our task.  We must not give up in our doing good if we stop early or won’t do our part there can be no true reward.  Being first to finish gets the best reward because of their persistence but there are still rewards for finishing even in last place.  There are however no rewards if we will not start and if we quit there is no reward either; no one needs half a trophy on their self.  1 Corinthians 9:24-25 says, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.  Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”  All of us are in a race, in the human race we each compete against the forces of evil, circumstances, tests and trials and eternity is our prize.  Notice our competition is not each other but it’s everything that would keep us from wining our reward.  Everyone who wins their race gets the prize for first because they diligently ran for the Lord with persistence to overcome all contenders.  If we are on team Jesus and persistently run with Him on our side we cannot lose; we cross the finish line by the Cross.

I will be working on transitioning Tuesdays Torch into other written forms as another way of spreading the light into the dark and if you’d enjoy group discussions at my house or church let me know and we’ll start it up.  The church I attend is MorningStar in Fort Mill, SC check them out atwww.morningstarministries.org or by going to www.morningstartv.com where you can 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 09/04/2012 in Torches