Summary: Few people can accept what a dangerous time we are experiencing: THERE IS A GREAT ATTEMPT TO TRY TO RE-DEFINE TRUTH according to popular opinion? We must live with eternities values in view for there is too much to gain to lose.
WHAT IS YOUR STATE OF MIND? SEEMS WE ARE TRYING TO RE-DEFINING TRUTH?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I use a bow and arrow. Have you ever heard of string slap?
Launch and arrow and hurt your arm?
STATE OF MIND? I DO NOT MATTER? WHAT I DO DOES NOT MATTER?
OFTEN WE ALLOW OUR EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS TO DEFINE THE STATE OF MIND...
OR MIND SET PATTERN THAT WE
State of mind: perspective, outlook, approach, mood, disposition, frame of mind, mind set,
THE WAY YOU LOOK AT THINGS...
Biblically we must ESTABLISH A PATTERN OR APPROACH THAT PLEASES GOD.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,
think on these things.
***1. TRUE. 2. HONEST. 3. JUST. 4. PURE. 5. LOVELY. 6. GOOD REPORT. 7. VIRTUE.
8. PRAISE --- THINK ON THESE...
WHAT IS YOUR STATE OF MIND? WHAT ARE YOU DOING? THINKING?
WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT DOING?
PEOPLE NEVER PLAN TO FAIL...
THEY FAIL TO PLAN... BECOME TRAPPED --- DOOMED---
THE SEED PLANNED --- VS THE SEED IN THE GLASS JAR.
1 Timothy 5:13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not
only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
LORD, I KNEW YOU HAD A PLAN FOR ME---
I JUST WANTED TO DRIFT DOWN WITH THE CURRENT...
Matthew 25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that
thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not straw ed:
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thin.
I KNEW BETTER THAN TO DO NOTHING...
I WAS AFRAID?
I WAS NOT ACCOUNTABLE?
WHAT IS MY STATE OF MIND? WHAT MUST I DO?
I WILL BURY MY TALENT AND DO NOTHING...
FOR SOME REASON JESUS FELT COMPELLED TO BE BAPTIZED...
Matthew 3:13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and com est thou to me?
NOT ONLY DID JESUS SET THE EXAMPLE, HE EXPECTS ALL BELIEVERS TO
BE BAPTIZED IN WATER...
WHAT IS OUR STATE OF MIND THAT THINKS WE DO NOT NEED TO BE BAPTIZED...???
THERE IS AN AXE...
Luke 3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of
vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy
of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have the Abraham to our father: for I say
unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. 9 And now also
the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringer not forth good fruit
is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name
of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
TODAY THERE IS A COMPROMISE SPIRIT THAT TEACHES CERTAIN SPIRITUAL THINGS
ARE OPTIONAL... We tend to re-define truth by our opinions and thought patterns...
THE BIBLE TEACHES EVERY BELIEVER SHOULD BE BAPTIZED IN WATER...
THE STATE OF MIND TODAY IS GOD IS LOVE, HE UNDERSTANDS...
Matthew 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also
before my Father which is in heaven.
Luke 12:8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the
Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
James 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringer forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringer forth
death. 16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
OUR STATE OF MIND TENDS TO ACCEPT AND BE SEEKER FRIENDLY AND WE
CONDONE AND ACCEPT SIN AS THE NORM... GOD UNDERSTANDS?
Ezekiel 33:11 Say unto them, As I live, aitch the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death
of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil
ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves,