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Walking Daily in the Temple

Welcome to walking daily in the temple. This is your opportunity to further discuss and learn from today's message. The Bible commands us to "rightly divide the Word of truth." (2 Tim. 2:15) It also says "iron sharpens iron." (Proverbs 27:17) Through discussion of the Word we can better understand it therefore, allow it to truly become life in our life. Why not become a registered user and join the discussion forum.

Minister Ryan came a long way to deliver this message that deserves our discussion.

1. Did passover change you? How?

2. Deliverance is a result of judgement Discuss this.

3. Have we left ALL of Egypt behind? Idols?

4. Is our relationship based on a relationship with God or a man?

5. The jewelry and riches of egypt made a Golden Calf WOW

6. What is your Golden Calf?

7. What are you going to do about it?

8. Why is it important to deal with the Golden calf issue now?

9. Traditions of men continue by refusal to give up Golden Calves . Discussion

10. Are you building with the right stones?

Terrific!! I am looking forward to each and every post this week!!!
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    Tuesday, April 03 2018, 12:14 PM - #Permalink
    It's amazing how the things that we've always known can take us to a place or enable us to mess up our future.

    If we try to have a relationship with God from what we've had in the past then we don't have a relationship with God right now he is a now God his relationship and what he does is for today so if we try to make what we had in the past we don't have a relationship with God because God's not in the past he's in today he's in the right now.

    Golden calves have taken new form maybe it's golden cows golden people or golden X or the things that get our affection or our desire. Do we desire God? we inherently want something to worship do we really worship God are we in love with him or are we in love with the idea of God.

    Sometimes people rush to marriage because they are so in love with the idea of being married they picked the first person who will say yes.
    Are we in love with God or are we in love with the first thing that Stood Still long enough that we can worship are we in love with God or are we in love with what makes us feel good.

    I don't want to give my love or attention to something other than the one true Living God. I don't want to waste my effort on something that really cannot love me back.
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    Tuesday, April 03 2018, 10:51 PM - #Permalink
    Min. Ryan gave us a whole lot to think about. Just when I think I've finally overcome something, it seems like I have to take another look, maybe I didn't quite get rid of ALL of the leaven. I can't say what my golden calf is because I don't know. This whole week is a week of taking a look and seeing what's really in our lives and that's what I'm doing.

    One thing that Min. Ryan said that has been just going over and over in my mind is that Jesus prepared His whole life to be broken. He kept the Passover year after year seeing what His destiny and destination was. I can't seem to stop thinking about this. It makes me look at my life and wonder, have I really be preparing myself? If so what for? When I look at my life, I can think of times of preparation and times of growth and learning. But I guess I've never really seen my life beyond being a Teacher and an intercessor. Because of that I had never really prepared for anything else. Yet now I find that being a light and witness in this City seems to be the most important thing and yet I wasn't preparing for that all these years.

    For so long I was preparing for what I would do for the Lord instead of stopping trying to work for the Lord and simply letting Him work IN me, so that His word can become life in my life and I truly can be a light. Now I feel like I'm playing catch up, as it were. Like there is so much He is having to do in me now that I never really let Him do before and honestly it's exhausting because I never feel like I'm close to being a finished work. Yet, no matter what, I don't want to go back to Egypt. I don't want to go back to who I use to be. I know there is still a long way to go but God has brought me so far that I can't turn back. What I'm beginning to understand is that I don't have to be a finished product (perfect and fully walking out every part of my call) to be used by Him. I simply need to be willing and have a testimony of what He's done in me. Nobody needs to hear about something of myself because that just produces golden calves. But there are people out there who just may need the same things I have once upon a time and my testimony may be just what they need to hear to know that they too can experience the deliverance, healing, change that God did in me.
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    Wednesday, April 04 2018, 06:13 AM - #Permalink
    I'M sure that there a lot of golden calf's in my life that I'm not even aware of, but the one that I saw because of this message was pride. I find myself quite often relying on myself to try to figure out things instead of calling on the name of the Lord for His wisdom in the situation. I see similarities in situations and figure that the same thing that God showed me in one situation will work in all the other situations also. Most of the time it doesn't work that way, so instead of asking God for His wisdom in each situation, I find myself trying to fix things in my own ability. Which most of the time doesn't work out so well.
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    Wednesday, April 04 2018, 10:54 AM - #Permalink
    This Passover is quite different to me than any other I've celebrated. Amanda and I will soon have our first born son. It makes the first Passover all the more real to me, how serious it is to obey God. I'm in process of a mind shift to see Jesus, our Passover lamb, and His blood as just as serious. The blood must be applied or death will come. As the head of my household it is my responsibility to show our son what it looks like to apply the blood. Though sometimes I feel like I don't fully know myself! It is a tall order, but I know that my Bishop and all the BAM Ministers will help, as they always have, in this part of my journey.

    For a large chunk of my youth, I was bullied and made to feel less than others. Even though I don't consciously hold a grudge for those times and situations, I'm realizing that those could be seeds that are coming up now. As I've grown up and moved on, had success, the temptation is to puff myself up more and more. Temptation to say "Look at me now". So as Min Ryan said, the golden calf can be myself. Yikes. But now that fact is revealed, it can be dealt with. I don't think this idol is fully formed and solidified... So as Elder Christy said, it's up to me to take a real look to see what is the source of materials for that idol of self, and cut it off where it starts.
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    Saturday, April 07 2018, 06:41 PM - #Permalink
    Pastor Aaron Anderson

    I like what you are saying. In a way when we don't measure all that we do against the Word of God we are susceptible to the things if this world becoming golden calves. Also when we see the golden calf in our lives we must break it in pieces.

    Elder Christy

    It is all part of the same. What/ You are thinking. I meran preparing to be the office that god has called you to is a part of your life, but evangelizing the city is as well. They work hand in hand So God is working un you to accomplish His WHOLE WORK. Some of which we haven't seen yet! So I suggest you enjoy the journey! He continue to surprise us every step of the way.

    Deacon Heath Chappel

    I can relate to that. I think I am so smart many times and then God shows me just how little I know in the grand scheme of things. He has given us wisdom and knowledge, but He says the wisdom that comes from above is to be treasured above all things. So I think it is ok to approach things with an "I can do this" attitude. We just need to take a moment and say, "God this looks simple but I want Your wisdom in this." that way we can't go wrong.

    Nate Evans

    Bringing up a child in the way they should go is a tremendous responsibility. But as you grow in stages you will see that each stage has a beginning, (usually low confidence), a middle, (learning growing), and an end, (I did it I have arrived!). What happens then however is the opportunity to continue to grow or build that Golden calf right there. I have said this many times. Just when I think I have arrived God peels back one more layer of the onion and says "What about that?". The more i know the more I realize I don't know and it begins again. So thank God for the stage I just conquered and thank Him for the next one I must grow through!

    Great responses ! `
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    Saturday, April 07 2018, 10:07 PM - #Permalink
    I know I am waiting till the last minute to post, sorry it has been a busy week. however, all week I have been thinking about my "golden calf." One of the biggest golden calves in my life is the words, "I Can't."

    "I can't pray for someone because...," "I can't do the ministry that God called me to because...," "I can't because I don't have enough time, I'm not home, I'm busy working during the week, I have a family..." I can probably come up with enough "Cants'." When I look at all these "I can't" it is all in the natural. This week I have been needing to see what does God say about it.

    As we got to Wednesday night, Rev. Connie said that God says He has chosen us and that we "Can!" We can evangelize, we can praise, and we are suppose to.

    So, I have been looking at the things that God has and is doing in my life and that is what I am focusing on. If I am to share the good news of the gospel, than I need to know what the gospel has done in my life. If I know what has been done in me, then I will have something to share with someone else. If I am focusing on what the gospel has done for me, then I am not focused on my, "I can't!"
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