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Staying Ressolute Overcoming

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Elder Christy is expanding on being Resolute! I want to be resolute fo you?

1. What was the overall message to the 7 Churches in revelation from Jesus?

2. Why do we have to Overcome?

3. What does fixed and firkm mean?

4. Deny ouselves?

5. Have you identified the things that you need to overcome ?

7. Where are you in the process of Overcoming?


Ok I am looking for a great discussion on being resolute and overcoming !
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    Monday, November 13 2017, 08:21 PM - #Permalink
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    Powerful message that is not popular today. Deny ourselves and be firm and resolute in our commitment to God no matter what it costs us. A powerful nugget that really hit me is when Elder Christy asked the question "Do we give up at the place where we have dropped our cross and picked up selfishness?" (This is how I heard the question.) I kept thinking about that question and realized I have put down my cross too many times and picked up the "cross of discouragement." I will carry that around for awhile and then realize, I need to overcome because all this is doing is really causing me to get my eyes fixed off of the promises of God and move into my own understanding and problem solving mindset.
    We have to overcome in order to keep us in the position of moving with God instead of stopping the move of God in our lives because we want to stay self centered instead of God centered. It gets back to the daily prayer of "not my will be done but YOURS be done." If I personally want to see His kingdom come in my life and move through me into someone else's life then my kingdom needs to die.
    Also being firm and resolute to the Word will cause conflict. This conflict is not only internal but external as well. Friends, family, co-workers, and others may not like our decision to be firm and resolute even though we can clearly show them the scripture, we must be ready to handle the conflict with grace and truth. When we stay firm with grace and truth, it will cause us to be a witness of our serious commitment to please the Father and not them. By staying firm, we have the opportunity to produce change in their lives. When we waver, it demonstrates we are not as committed as what we say we are therefore we lose our effectiveness as a witness.
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    Tuesday, November 14 2017, 11:36 AM - #Permalink
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    If at first you don't succeed give up and never try again....
    No that's not it, but sometimes we just might feel that way. If at first you don't succeed we don't give up we don't stop trying if I missed the mark and I just try to hit it again. God does not want us to quit he doesn't want us to give up and when we don't give up we will win. Practice does make perfect and when we practice doing God's will we will get better at it.
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    Wednesday, November 15 2017, 07:47 AM - #Permalink
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    For a long time I struggled with the meaning of "deny yourself and take up your cross daily and follow Christ". Does that have to mean physical death or pain? Well it is appointed to man once to die, so that makes it a bit hard to physically die daily.

    Elder Christy cleared it up for me with these two statements: "When we do what we’re called out to do, that is denying self and taking up our cross" and "Denying ourselves and taking up the cross puts us in position to overcome".

    If and when I submit to the call of God on my life, put aside my agenda, and obey, then I can overcome.
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    Wednesday, November 15 2017, 11:35 AM - #Permalink
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    I realize that it will cause conflict and ongoing conflict Minister Ryan! I have decided to stand even tougher around my wife, children, and grandchildren. That causes conflict. No I won't celebrate man made holidays, NO it isn't ok to not be in fellowship with believers Etc. But that causes conflict. Too bad . I tell people the truth and it is interesting lately I have been talking ot people about not getting past the door(Jesus) I am surprised how many see that but can't get past the tradition. So we have to be resolute to stand .

    Pastor Aaron I see 2 types of crosses the one Satan wants you to carry and the one Jesus wants you to carry. Jesus is easy and light . Of course Satan's is heavy and drags us down. Being resolute is saying I am carrying the cross of Jesus sacrificing for others and loving God !

    Nate Deny yourself is really stop selfishness and go forward with the cross of selflessness! Great comments ! Roll on with Jesus !
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    Thursday, November 16 2017, 02:39 PM - #Permalink
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    I have learned in my journey, that the only way I truly will not overcome is to quit. When I look at my life I tend to think about the things I am still in the process of overcoming instead of all the things I have already overcome. Yet, as I sit here I am reminded that because I have not quit and have allowed the Father, by His word, to work in me, changing me, there are many things I have overcome over the years. This area I am working on now, is probably the one area that has held me the hardest and longest. I'm beginning to realize what I'm overcoming isn't really food at all, it's lust. Lust for food, lust for new stuff, lust for attention, etc.

    I've learned to love being a servant and helping others, this is something God has already worked in my life and I don't crave the attention of others near as much as I use to. But it's not all the way gone. I am noticing right now as I fast food, that my desire for other things (like a new purse or something to buy) has increased. This is when it hit me that what I am really overcoming is lust. So I make a choice to not quit, but to deny myself the things I'm lusting after so that I do overcome, completely. I choose to take up my cross and follow Him.

    Right now following Him means evangelism has to be a way of life. Sometimes I get so frustrated with myself because I talk to people pretty much everyday and yet many of those short conversations never get around to the Lord, BAM, or my testimony. In order to overcome this, I have to open my mouth and say what needs to be said. I have laid down my cross in the area of evangelism so many times. I start to feel like, 'How can God possibly use me when I can't even open my mouth and say what He would have me say instead of all these words that I'm not sure make any difference at all?" So then I stop trying. However, I have picked my cross back up again and have decided not to give up. I absolutely must overcome! I refuse to be one that is in this same place next year because of not overcoming.
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