And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32 KJV
You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. 2 Timothy 2:2 New Living Translation
Understand what I’m saying. The Lord will help you understand all these things. 2 Timothy 2:7 God’s Word Translation
Although it is not talked about a lot, as a believer you actually have responsibilities. If you are a fan of the comic book character Spider Man, you will be familiar with a invaluable and costly lesson that Peter Parker/Spiderman learned early when he first obtained his super powers. I would like to share that story with you because it provides great insight into or post today. In the story, shortly after Peter Parker got bitten by a radioactive spider and got his spider powers, he took a moonlighting job as a masked wrestler to make money. After winning a battle he would go to the manager to get paid and on one event the manager stiffed him and paid him a different amount then advertised. He was upset about it but took the money. At the next event using his powers he won the fight again and went and got paid by the manager but as he was walking out another man walked in.
Peter Parker walked down the hall counting his money and soon he heard the manager scream, “Hey help!! Stop that guy! He just robbed me!” Peter remembered how the guy had cheated him and he just left the robber run right past him and when the manager asked why he did not stop the guy, Peter basically told him, “Thats your problem.” However a few nights later there was another robbery and this time his Uncle Ben who had raised him was the victim. Uncle Ben died and Peter was very upset. He went out and used his powers to find the robber and when he did, lo and behold he recognized the man as the robber, who robbed his manager. He was so upset knowing that if he had stopped the robber that night his uncle would probably still be alive. And from that story we have a great and very true line that, “With great power, comes great responsibility!”.
YOU and I have been given great power!!! As a matter of truth we have been given the greatest power because we have been given the Name of Jesus which is the Name above all names. I am sure that believers have other responsibilities but I believe by the Word of God that there are three that are crucial for the time we live in for you and for other people.
- You have a responsibility to KNOW THE TRUTH: And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32 KJV
- You have a responsibility to TELL (or SHARE) THE TRUTH: You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. 2 Timothy 2:2 New Living Translation
- And if you do not know THE TRUTH you have a responsibility to find out THE TRUTH: Understand what I’m saying. The Lord will help you understand all these things. 2 Timothy 2:7 God’s Word Translation
Can you see by these scriptures what is being said. Jesus desires you to know the Truth which is Him and He has given us the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us into the Truth. And once we know The Truth we need to share the Truth with others. This is witnessing and getting people saved but also teaching others what we have learned so they can share and teach others. And finally if you do not know the Truth or The Word, please don’t use that as an excuse. The Holy Spirit is your primary teacher and the scripture above said also that The Lord will help you understand all things. There are people, believers and unbelievers as well who are dying and going to hell or of sickness because they do not know THE TRUTH!!!
With great power comes great responsibility!!! Jesus took responsibility for saving you. Be sure to take your place with Him and help save others.
All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!
Love never fails. I Corinthians 13:8 New International Version
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. I John 4:16 KJV
God is Love and Love never fails because Love never quits!!! The secret is I must know and believe the Love the Love that God has for me. I don’t care what my mind says I must stick with and you must stick with The Word. Don’t think evil and say, “Do I really know and believe the love that God has for me?” (Love) thinketh no evil. Just agree with The Word and say, “The Word of God says I have known and believed the love that God has for me. I agree with The Word.” When you do that and say that it will be in your mouth and then get in your heart and YOU WILL know without a shadow of a doubt that you KNOW and BELIEVE the Love that God has for you and you will never fail. Don’t go off of the world’s definition for failure. You are successful because Jesus has made you a success not because you win this contest of that prize. You must know that you are already a success and then that success in Christ will manifest in your natural life and circumstances. Love thinketh no evil. Love never fails. Failure is evil. Failure is sin for all practical purposes and by definition. The word sin comes from the greek word harmatia and it means ‘to miss the mark.’ If a person starts a company and plans to make it a successful multimillion dollar company but shuts down in six months, in the natural it would be seen as a failure or by definition a sin because he or she did not hit the mark they missed the mark. It’s just that plain and simple. People fail or miss the mark (sin) everyday. They set a goal to do something with their kids or their husband and somehow it does not happen. By definition that is sin because they missed the mark. They did not do what they set out to do. But If you look closer especially with things like businesses and ventures and ideas, people miss the mark many times over. How did this happen? Because at the start of the thing, FAILURE WAS AN OPTION. They thought about failure, considered it as a possibility and worse even talked about it and had discussions and meetings with partners or bankers about failure being possible.
Today it is common and a general consensus that when a person starts a new business or a new venture that, “Hey you know the business could fail!” It’s almost like the world’s way of making sure that ingredient is added to as many of the cakes of dreams and ideas as they possibly can. Would you call starting a business or venture and then entertaining thoughts of possible failure a good thing or an evil thing? According to The Word of God that is an evil thought. Remember the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The only reason why evil exist today is because of man(Adam) choosing to experience both good and evil instead of just choosing The Tree of Life. Evil was never an option for man in God’s original plan and intent and it still is not. God is ONLY good and that is the life He has given every believer. This is why it is sin to think evil, failure, sickness, disease, poverty and lack. As a believer we have no business even considering that as an option even if it shows up in our lives because it is not based in Love or Truth. If sin or missing the mark shows up you are to say the opposite just like God did when He saw darkness. He never said one word about the darkness. To speak contrary to The Word of God is sin and is evil and can cause you to miss out on what God the Father has already provided for you through Jesus Christ. The Word of God tells us to speak the truth in love. Why? Because for the believer God(Love) has promised success and not just any success but the same success He has and even greater works than Jesus did when He was here on the Earth.
“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. John 14:12 New Living Translation
God has promised through His blessing to bless all the work of your hands. Also Jesus has forgiven and taken upon Himself ALL YOUR SIN(missing the mark or failure) so since He has done that the only thing left for you to believe is in SUCCESS. He said in Romans 6:14 that, “Sin(missing the mark, failure) shall not have dominion over you because you are not under the law but under GRACE.” Love thinketh no evil! So that means Love only thinks good. So when Love starts a business it goes into it knowing and believing, “This is so great! All I can do is succeed!!! The Word of Love(God) guarantees it.” You start a venture with that attitude I promise you and the word promises you it will be successful because you’ve started it in and on LOVE and LOVE NEVER FAILS!!! Now someone will say, “Well I’m just looking at reality and being realistic. Did you know the word TRUTH means reality. So the truth is the real reality and anything else exist as a lie. So the failure is not the truth the failure is because TRUTH was not added as an ingredient in the cake of your business or venture and it didn’t hold together. The Word of God says that LOVE NEVER FAILS and that LOVE THINKETH NO EVIL. If you believe these two things and stand on them nothing will be impossible for you because now you are operating the same way God(Love) operates. And when you do things God’s (Love’s) way you get God’s(Love’s) results. You are with Love and with Love(God) IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!!!
All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!