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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tell God What You WANT!

Scripture says,

"The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall NOT WANT." Psalms 23:1

"The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall NOT WANT any good thing." Psalms 34:10

"Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?' For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matthew 6:31-33

"And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

God says that He's already supplied ALL of our NEED! So it makes no sense to pray and ask Him for what we already have been supplied. All we must do is believe it by faith.

God desires for us to ask Him for the things that we WANT!

Scripture says,

"Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalms 37:4

"Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you." Mark 11:24

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." Matthew 7:7-8

"Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven." Matthew 18:18

"Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son." John 14:3

Who are you going to believe? The lies of the world or the truth of God's Holy Word?!

God is not a man that can lie. His Word says it, so I believe it. It doesn't matter what the wicked or the religious world thinks. Choose to believe what God says or forfeit your blessings. God says, choose life! Be humble to His Word. Trust and rely on Him and not be a people pleaser. God created people so don't ever think too highly of them. Think on God and believe like God.

Jesus came to give us life MORE ABUNDANTLY! His body was not whipped and His blood was not shed for us to live a basic life. We're supernatural beings created in the image of God. We don't have to wait until we get to heaven to live like kings and queens. The Bible says, As Jesus is, so are we in THIS world! We're the righteousness of God in Christ. We're blessed with every spiritual blessing IN Christ. God created us to reign and rule on this earth. Take the land! It's promised to the children of God not the people of this world. We've been given the keys of heaven. We're the head and NOT the tail. We're the lenders and NOT the borrowers.

Don't be deceived by the enemy anymore. Get to know the truth in God's Word and freely receive all that's been given to you by grace through your faith! It's okay to ask God for what you want. It's not greed, it's growth! God wants us to have child-like faith. Parents will feel discouraged if their children always asked them for what they need…(what are you going to eat? wear? etc. It's an honor for our children to trust that we will also provide for their wants. It's okay to want! Everyone wants something, because God created us to stretch and enjoy life (John 10:10/1 Timothy 6:17). Besides, Jesus already died for it so ask for it and receive it!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Do You Know God's Plans for Your Life?

I wrote my first book Bible Journey to share with the world what the Lord has done for me through His Word. The Bible is truth and it can only change our lives if we believe it. I renewed my mind by gaining knowledge of the Bible by actually making an effort to read it. I started to believe it more and more by reading it more and more. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Hearing means to hear continually. I saturated myself in my Bible and soon began watching sermons that the Holy Spirit led me to hear. I called it a Bible Journey because I began this new path and it challenged everything that I had grown accustomed to. I believed what the Bible said because I had a personal revelation. I read this stuff for myself and it wasn't second-hand information. Everything was lining up. I received confirmation after confirmation. After a short while, I no longer cared about the opinions and beliefs of others because it didn't match with what God said. I place no man before God. I don't care how much wisdom they may think they have through life experiences, degrees, prestige and old age. I became solely convicted that God's Word was truth and pretty much everything else was a lie.

I published Bible Journey in hopes to encourage people to get to know the truth for themselves. Christianity is more than religion. It's a relationship with God The Father through Jesus Christ His Son. It's something personal. Personal knowledge of Jesus Christ will change your life! Yes, going to church will help. But taking God home will transform you! The scripture that resonated in my heart while writing my first book came from 2 Peter 3:18 NiRV: "Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Get to know Him better." How do you get to know God or anyone better? By spending alone time with them.

I have no greater desire than to see lives transformed through the Bible. I really want people to know who they really are. Our true identity is found in Jesus Christ. You were not created to live a mediocre life. You were not created to be average. God has created us in His image. You're fearfully and wonderfully made. You're the head and not the tail, above and not beneath, a lender and not a borrower. You're a seed of Abraham and a joint heir with Jesus Christ. You're royalty! You're in this world but not of this world. As Jesus is so are YOU in this world. Greater is He that in you than he that is in this world. You're a supernatural being with the blood of Jesus running through your veins. The same power that raised Him from the dead is living on the inside of YOU!

But how can one truly believe this? By reading and believing the Word. You have to first know and learn about the truth in the Bible. Then choose to believe it. If you want to know God's plans for your life, you're going to have to read about it in His Word and receive it by believing that those promises belong to you. You can't just be a hearer of the Word. You must also be a doer if you want to see God's promises come to pass in your life. Bible Journey is all about your willingness to apply what you learn from God personally through Bible study, prayer, visions, prophecies and so on. God is all powerful. Yet, He gave us power to be like Jesus Christ! He's done everything but forced Himself on us. He's given us choices in life. He's a gentlemen. He's waiting for us to act. He's already moved. Jesus' finished work on the cross is finished forever. He's at rest on His glorious throne in heaven.

God has revealed these truths to me. Like I said earlier, He confirms His Word repeatedly. Recently, I began rereading the gospels according to the direction of the Holy Spirit. I've been hearing sermon after sermon from different anointed pastors that all mention the same thing. Most importantly, I keep seeing the same scriptures in my Bible. That's no coincidence. That's God's power at work in my life!

Take a look at today's sermon from my Pastor, Dr. Creflo Dollar of WCCI. The sermon is titled, The Balance of Grace and Faith Pt6

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ," Ephesians 1:3 NASB

Daily, I confess that I'm blessed with every spiritual blessing and that I'm seated with Christ in heavenly places. Christ lives in me because I'm a born-again believer. Right now, I'm on earth and not yet in heaven. But I believe that I can have a slice of heaven on earth because the Word says that Jesus came to give me life more abundantly (John 10:10). I don't have to wait until I get to heaven to receive all of God's blessings. Jesus didn't just die for my salvation. His body was broken for my life to be made whole in every area while I dwell here on this earth. Jesus is in heaven now seated on His throne. However, He sent the Holy Spirit to come live in me. So as Jesus is, so am I in this world! 

"And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ." Philemon 1:6 NLT


God's promises don't just automatically come into our lives. Otherwise, we wouldn't need faith. But we have to receive them by faith because that's our duty as believers. That means that we don't doubt or just sit around and do nothing. Grace says, I believe what God has done and I take it even though I don't deserve it. We take it by believing that promise by knowing what that promise means and where it's located at in the Bible. We confess that scripture and stand on it. We don't just expect God to respond to us when we're not even obeying His Word. God is good and He performs miracles. But He Sent Jesus to give abundant life so that we don't have to ever lack any good thing. All in all, you have to understand what God has for you in order to believe it. 

I've prayed and have written Bible Journey for you to truly know His purpose for your life. You're His child and He wants to take care of you. He created you for His pleasure. He wants to get to know you and for you be a child that's full of faith—that works. Adam walked with God and knew God. Yet, He had a part to play: dominate the earth and not eat from the forbidden tree. Today, we are to walk with God and freely take what He has given. Take His Word for what it is! Believe it. Don't expect for God to bless you in every way if you don't even know what blessings He has for you. Do you know that He loves you so very much?! He has NO plans to harm you. He can't ever tempt you because His nature is to love. Satan is the temper. God doesn't want you in lack, sick, sad or defeated. The Bible says, He wants you to prosper above all things (3 John 1:2). But you wouldn't know that and truly stand on it if you didn't hear it from God for yourself.

Are you aware of what God has made available? 

"Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham's offspring--not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all." Romans 4:16 NIV

"that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God's grace that you have been saved!)" Ephesians 2:5 NLT

"God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God." Ephesians 2:8 NLT

Grace (God's part) makes. Faith (our part) takes!

Whatever that God has made available (in His Word) is available to whatever Christian that believes. Everything that God has made, we must respond positively in faith. If you want to see the manifestation of God's promises you must respond in faith. 

Your response is either making you or breaking you!


Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52 NLT)

46 Then they reached Jericho, and as Jesus and his disciples left town, a large crowd followed him. A blind beggar named Bartimaeus (son of Timaeus) was sitting beside the road. 
47 When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was nearby, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 “Be quiet!” many of the people yelled at him.
But he only shouted louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
49 When Jesus heard him, he stopped and said, “Tell him to come here.”
So they called the blind man. “Cheer up,” they said. “Come on, he’s calling you!”
50 Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus.
51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked.
“My Rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see!”
52 And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road.
Because this man had faith for healing in Jesus Christ, he became healed. He responded with cheer and not fear and doubt.

Jesus Walks on Water (Mark 6:45-52 NLT)

45 Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and head across the lake to Bethsaida, while he sent the people home. 
46 After telling everyone good-bye, he went up into the hills by himself to pray.
47 Late that night, the disciples were in their boat in the middle of the lake, and Jesus was alone on land. 
48 He saw that they were in serious trouble, rowing hard and struggling against the wind and waves. About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. He intended to go past them,
49 but when they saw him walking on the water, they cried out in terror, thinking he was a ghost. 
50 They were all terrified when they saw him.
But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage! I am here!” 
51 Then he climbed into the boat, and the wind stopped. They were totally amazed, 
52 for they still didn’t understand the significance of the miracle of the loaves. Their hearts were too hard to take it in.
Jesus told His disciples not to fear even in the midst of chaos. The disciples feared for their lives and didn't put their faith to action. They didn't realize that they were with the same Jesus who had recently fed the 5,000 with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish! Moral of the two examples, we have no reason to fear or doubt God's plans for our lives. We've seen God show up before so we can expect to see Him continually bless us by recalling what He's done for us in the past. 
But we have to gain knowledge of the good things in His Word and continually hear them so that we can have faith to stand until we receive them.
Renew your mind. As a man thinks, so is he (Proverbs 23:7). Choose to think what God thinks about you! Then you'll receive everything that you believe Him for according to His Word. Praise Jesus!

Matthew 20 Bible Study: Compassion

Jesus Tells the Parable of the Vineyard Workers
“Is it against the law for me to do what I want with my money? Should you be jealous because I am kind to others?’ “So those who are last now will be first then, and those who are first will be last.”” Matthew‬ ‭20:15-16‬
Jesus is Lord of ALL lord’s and King of all kings! It’s ALL about His finished work on the cross and not about us. Because of His grace, we may have eternal life. It’s not about what we do but what we believe about Him. Thank You Jesus for Your precious blood!

Jesus Predicts His Death for the 3rd Time
“As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside privately and told them what was going to happen to him. “Listen,” he said, “we’re going up to Jerusalem, where the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence him to die. Then they will hand him over to the Romans to be mocked, flogged with a whip, and crucified. But on the third day he will be raised from the dead.”” Matthew‬ ‭20:17-19‬
Jesus had to die so that we can be redeemed from the bondage of sin and death. It was God’s will to sacrifice Him. God loves us so much that He sacrificed His only begotten Son so that He can adopt us as children and have a bigger family! It’s heartbreaking yet beautiful at the same time when I think about my Savior’s blood being shed for me. I’m encouraged because I know that my Savior lives! He’s not dead. He’s risen and He’s my KING!

Jesus Teaches About Serving Others 
“But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”” Matthew‬ ‭20:25-28‬
Jesus is our greatest example. He’s not like the leaders of this world. He didn’t boast about His authority and treat others poorly. He came to serve and therefore, showed forth true leadership. We too, have been given authority from God to use in this earth to lead people as we serve Him and others. As Jesus is, so are we in this world!

I hear God speaking about ‘Compassion!’ Check out my revelation...
Jesus healed two blind beggars because He had compassion on them. Others were angry about the guys begging Jesus for help but He healed them because they saw who He was spiritually even though they were physically blind (faith). Whereas, the physically whole people didn’t recognize Jesus for who He was spiritually. (Matthew 20:29-33)
Now watch this! When Jesus was hanging on the cross about to die for the sins of the whole world, He asked our Heavenly Father to forgive them (sinners) for they didn’t know what they were doing (Luke 23:32-34). Talk about compassion!

God said that we don’t wrestle against flesh and blood. We fight against spiritual powers (Ephesians 6:10-18). It’s not people, it’s spirits that are raging war against Jesus and His followers (Body of Christ). Therefore, born-again believers filled with the Holy Spirit are more than able to show compassion to this world because we’re no longer spiritually blinded (if we are being led by the Holy Spirit). We know that the battle isn’t ours. It’s the Lord’s. We are to stand firm in His Word and act in love. Love wins! 

Don’t be deceived. Saturate yourself in the Word of God. Meditate on His Word day and night. Pray always and be doers of the Word not just hearers only. This world needs Jesus! It’s not about you. Let’s stop be so easily offended and prideful. Instead, let us be like Jesus Christ. When Jesus shed His blood and died on the cross, He demonstrated compassion in the greatest way. He died for everyone. So we can be compassionate to others because He loves everyone. We’re all created in the image of God. He’s not a respecter of persons. Showing compassion is simple. But we must put our focus on the Lord and not ourselves in order to be successful at it. Jesus did whatever He saw God doing and said only what He heard God saying (John 5:19/John 12:49-50). As Jesus is, so are we in this world. We have the same power! Glory be to God forever and ever. Amen

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

No Imputation of Sin

My personal notes from Part 4 of the series 'No Imputation of Sin' by Dr. Creflo Dollar of World Changers Church International, 8.20.2017

Click here to watch the full sermon.

These truths ought to make you shout, 'Hallelujah! Thank You Jesus!’

Impute – charge to one’s account, hold against, hold responsible

Now that you’ve been born-again, there’s a commitment from God that there will be no more imputation of sin.

“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” Romans 3:20 (KJV)

The Law will let you know what’s wrong with you.

 “For no person will be justified [freed of guilt and declared righteous] in His sight by [trying to do] the works of the Law. For through the Law we become conscious of sin [and the recognition of sin directs us toward repentance, but provides no remedy for sin].” Romans 3:20 (AMP)

Religious works won’t make you righteous in His sight. The real and only reason for the Law is to get people to recognize sin and become conscience of it because without the Law no one would know wrong from right (be able to live up to God’s standard).

“Why, then, the Law [what was its purpose]? It was added [after the promise to Abraham, to reveal to people their guilt] because of transgressions [that is, to make people conscious of the sinfulness of sin], and [the Law] was ordained through angels and delivered to Israel by the hand of a mediator [Moses, the mediator between God and Israel, to be in effect] until the Seed would come to whom the promise had been made.” Galatians 3:19 (AMP)

Sin-consciousness is a result of the Law that came by Moses.

The Law of Moses produced sin-consciousness, which produces guilt, condemnation and more sin.

The 10 commandments don’t make us holy. The laws make us guilty.

The Law says, ‘whatever you get, is a result of what you’ve done.’ In other words, ‘you get what you deserve.’ However, the new covenant of grace says, Jesus got what we deserve and we get what He deserves!

When you’re conscience of sin, you won’t be able to set your affections (mind) on the things above. You’ll be thinking about sin more than about your righteousness in Christ.

“But the Law came to increase and expand [the awareness of] the trespass [by defining and unmasking sin]. But where sin increased, [God’s remarkable, gracious gift of] grace [His unmerited favor] has surpassed it and increased all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, so also grace would reign through righteousness which brings eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 5:20-21 (AMP)

The Law increases sin. It doesn’t get rid of it! Imperfect people can’t keep up with perfection.

The Law was given so that we could realize that we need Jesus as our perfection (our Lord and Savior).

Sin-consciousness starts the cycle of death in one’s life. [Symptom examples: Depression, stress, condemnation, shame and guilt].

People in ancient times in the Bible, used to live really long [700+ yrs!] They were living in the fallen world but they were able to live long because there wasn’t a Law at that time (before the Israelites) to be sin-conscious of.

Sadly, the biggest problem in the Body of Christ is sin.

“For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.” Hebrews 10:1 (KJV)

Not perfect as in sinless, but perfection pertaining to the conscience.

“Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;” Hebrews 9:9 (KJV)

Old Testament sacrificial offerings would only cover one’s sins for a year. Therefore, the people would still be sin-conscience because they knew they had to wait another year to offer animal sacrifices to cover their future sins. It was a repetitive cycle with no way out.

“For then would they not have ceased to be offered? Because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.” Hebrews 10:2 (KJV)

Your conscience could never be perfect with animal sacrifices.

Only when we’re purged of sin can we get rid of sin-consciousness.

You can only be free of a sin-conscience when you can believe that you’ve been forgiven and forever cleansed by the blood of Jesus.

“And in accordance with this will [of God] we [who believe in the message of salvation] have been sanctified [that is, set apart as holy for God and His purposes] through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed) once for all.” Hebrews 10:10 (AMP)

“For by the one offering He has perfected forever and completely cleansed those who are being sanctified [bringing each believer to spiritual completion and maturity].” Hebrews 10:14 (AMP)

You and I (born-again Christians) have been perfected and cleansed of our sins forever!

Don’t feel holy because of your performance and behavior? Well, holiness isn’t a feeling but rather a position. Your behavior has nothing to do with your holiness – position in Christ. It’s all about Jesus’ behavior – finished works on the cross.

So now we don’t have to be sin-conscience but righteous-conscience because Jesus took care of our sin.  We don’t have any more issues with sin. Jesus Christ isn’t coming back to deal with sin because He said, “it is finished.”

His body was beaten and His precious blood was shed. It’s already been done!

Now, you’re going to have to decide whether or not you believe.

Glory to God! Isn’t our God awesome and incredible? There’s no one like Him! Our sins have been forgiven, so we can freely receive our healing, provisions, and every other promise in the Bible.

I am currently reading Joseph Prince’s book titled, ‘Destined to Reign.’ Chapter 13 is titled, ‘The Gift of No Condemnation.’ I have been blessed by these fundamental teachings from God’s Word. As I continually feed my spirit with the gospel of Jesus Christ, my faith flourishes and I find more and more peace and joy! I’m incredibly thankful for the Bible and the wisdom and understanding that God has given us. It’s my greatest desire to see lives transformed through the Word. I pray that I’m able to encourage you with my blogs, books, bible bracelets and new life in Christ.

Many blessings to you and your family in Jesus’ Name.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Are You Struggling With Lust, Porn Addiction or Masturbation?

God says to flee from sexual sins because it harms our bodies. No other sin can do that. Jesus freed us from sins bondage and the wicked desires of our flesh. 
I want to encourage you to seek God for your deliverance in the scriptures, prayer, and listen to sound teaching of the gospel of grace. 

I've written about my own deliverance in chapter 4 of my book 'Marriage is Ministry.' 

Click these links for teachings 
• The Untold Truth about Pornography Pt1:
• The Untold Truth about Pornography Pt2:
• The Key to Escaping Porn:
• Saving Yourself from Sexual Sin:
• Delivered from Porn Addiction:

*Breaking Porn Addiction through Grace:

"Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body." 1 Corinthians 6:18 NLT

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

No More Self Righteousness (Sermon Notes)

World Changers Church started a new segment a few weeks ago called, 'No More Self Righteousness.' I wrote notes down from week 2 and 3 from Pastors Micheal Smith and Dr. Creflo Dollar.


I pray that this resource will be a great encouragement and motivation for you as you grow closer to our Abba Father through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Scripture quotations are taken from the (NASB)

Week 2 Notes 7.9.2017 'The Self-Righteous Mind' 

Self-righteousness is rooted in comparison. 

Luke 18:9-14
9 And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:
10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
11 The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
12 I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’
13 But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’
14 I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.” 

A self-righteous mind is a disease that can't be healed because they don't think they're sinners or don't need Christ. 

Luke 5:31-32
31 And Jesus answered and said to them, “It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick.
32 I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” 

1 Timothy 1:15
15 It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. 

1 John 1:10
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us. 

James 2:10
10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all. We stay saved by realizing that Christ alone is righteous and that we will always need Him! All the way to the end. 

Matthew 5:22
22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.

Don't compare! Sin is sin and we have to recognize that Christ died for our sins personally.

There's NO hope without Jesus Christ and His blood.

Jesus wants us to recognize that we're saved by grace and continually need Him and to recognize that we're the righteousness of God in Christ and not ourselves. He doesn't want us to continually confess our sins but to continually confess our need for His grace.

You can get saved on your deathbed by accepting Jesus as Lord because your spirit goes to heaven. The man on the cross next to Jesus was a sinner but went to heaven because he believed on the Lord. It didn't matter that he didn't live holy because it's not about what he could do to get into heaven but what Jesus was doing. Holiness is found in Jesus and not us. We want to save people's soul and not their flesh. It's not about what people do or fail to do. Don't let the devil condemn you. God is good because He is good not because of our goodness. Good people don't go to heaven. Jesus is the only One good! We're ignorant of the gospel when we want to perform works to cover our sins. (Romans 10)

Just accept that you're wrong and grateful for grace. Self-righteous people won't go to heaven. The only ones going to heaven are those who recognize that they were sinners and need Jesus' holiness to be holy.

Luke 18:13
13 But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’

Many people reject grace because they don't know how much God loves them or understand Jesus' teachings. He spoke in so many parables to get spiritually dead people to understand His righteousness vs. our self-righteousness. We need Him and He's the only One to help us. He perfects what concerns us, we don't need to work for it because Jesus did it for us when He shed His blood and rose again. When you sin recognize that you have grace. It's not a license to sin but it's favor for you to continue living blessed because Jesus loves you and has paid for your sins.

Week 3 Notes 7.16.2017 'No More Self-Righteousness Part 2'

Galatians 5:4
4 You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

Galatians 2:16-17
16 nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.
17 But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? May it never be!

Characteristics of Self-Righteous
1- Judging others sins while overlooking their own
2- Justifies themselves and not patient with others by consistently pointing out their sins and exalt themselves above others.
3- xxx

What is Self-Righteousness? 
When people strive to get right with God. Religion is the same as's man's pursuit to make himself right with God. 

Get grace and stop trying to perfect yourself without Christ!

Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)
28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

John 8:3-11
3 The scribes and the Pharisees *brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court,
4 they *said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?”
6 They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground.
7 But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
8 Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court.
10 Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?”
11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more.”]

There's no condemnation in Christ.

The only One able to judge others is God because He's flawless. Jesus had no sin so He was the only One who was able to condemn her but instead He showed compassion and grace towards this sinner. God's grace empowers us to go and sin no more. Whereas, the law influences us to sin. We can't judge anyone because we aren't perfect. Jesus is our greatest example. He didn't come to condemn the world but to save it!

Boldly Declare: "There's no condemnation because my heart is towards God. I have confidence in Him!"

1 John 3:20-22
20 in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.
21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;
22 and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

Psalm 34:22
22 The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

Friends, this sermon has really blessed my life. We're all guilty of a self-righteous mindset at some point in our lives. We often compare our lives with others to make ourselves feel better. But in all reality, we all would go to hell if it wasn't for God sending Jesus Christ for our sins. All sin is equal. We've all sinned and fell short of the glory of God because of Adam. But praise God, Jesus covered everyone's sins! (Hebrews 10:12-14)

We can't compare our lives to anyone or judge anyone. We are to show God's love to others because we love Him and can never forget how He saved us. Before you and I got born-again, we were sinners and children of Satan. But thanks be to God that we've been made holy and righteous through the blood of Jesus Christ!

A Scripture on my heart reads,

Isaiah 53:11 "As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, As He will bear their iniquities."

There are going to be so many people in heaven! In fact, the Bible says that we won't even be able to count them all! Could it be that all those going to heaven have perfected the law, lived up to God's ideal and never sinned? Of course NOT! People go to heaven by being born-again alone by altogether confessing their sins to God, confessing Jesus as Lord and making Him their personal Savior. So let's kill the self-righteous mindset... You aren't better than anyone and I'm not either. It's Christ in us who is worthy!

Life Application Study Bible Note: "My Servant, will justify the many" tells of the enormous family of believers who will become righteous, not by their own works, but by the Messiah's great work on the cross. They are justified because they have claimed Christ, the righteous servant, as their Savior and Lord (see Romans 10:9; 2 Corinthians 5:21). Their life of sin is stripped away, and they are clothed with Christ's goodness (Ephesians 4:22-24).

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