Cursed?

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even the average person lies once every 8 minutes..

By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life. ~ Proverbs 22:4 KJV

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. ~ Psalms 1:1-3 KJV

1 Timothy 1 13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

Hebrews 5 2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.

Jas 1:20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before  a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than  to divide the spoil with the proud. ~ Proverbs 16:18-19 KJV

Lately I  have had people tell me that demons clearly  have been visiting and  bothering them  and they wondered why?

Now ironically some of these people WHO HAD NOW realized they were being cursed, and THAT a tormenting messenger of Satan had come to buffet them,  so they now  had visiting demons,  they had even failed to realize they were reaping what they themselves had sowed, as they had also cursed others.. Jesus said that our ‘hatred of others without a cause’ is like murder.

And they wondered what they can do.. Well for a start they can humbly admit, confess to God all of their past, present sins and ask for His forgiveness, cleansing, redemption, deliverance by Jesus Christ.

CURSES CAN BE  NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES, BUT THEY ARE ALSO THE BAD PRAYERS SENT AGAINST US,  ANSWERED BY THE DEVIL,  SENT BY BAD PEOPLE, EVEN BY BAD PASTORS, RELATIVES, SOMEONE ELSE SUCH AS BAD HINDUS AND THE MUSLIMS  NOW TOO.. BUT IN THE NAME OF JESUS YOU CAN NULLIFY THEM, RENDER THEM VOID, USELESS. ANY CURSE IS REMOVED AT CALVARY FOR ALL CHRISTIANS WHO WILL ACCEPT THE SUBSTITUTE PROVIDED BY GOD.  Thus if you are in a right relationship with God ‘NO WEAPON FORMED OR FASHIONED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER INCLUDING CURSES OR BAD WORDS THROWN AT US ,, All PERSONS who do not accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their substitute are EVEN under the curse of the law. BUT FOR CHRISTIANS Christ was made a curse for us on Calvary’s tree, but the curse on Satan remains, and the curse of the broken laws of God remain on all who are disobedience to it;  God Himself was the first one to pronounce curses – on the earth, on Eve’s fertility and upon the serpent. Curses are not just a primitive superstition; they are spiritual pronouncements recorded in Scripture, that profoundly affect the very structure of reality in some way.

These demonic attack can effect the person’s spirit, mind, and body. However curses are not playthings and are profoundly emotionally disturbing for those who experience them. They are not just angry words or swear words; they are acts of power in the spiritual realm.Yes the  personal oppression from curses is caused by the release of demons by others even against the targeted Christian. This  oppression may be the false  expression of hatred for all Christians.  The darkness within such a rather bad person will recognize the light of Christ within a Christian and they do even in jealousy oppose it falsely too.. Human beings tend to still be very  carnal and apart from Jesus Christ, his holy Spirit there tends to be still nothing good in them.

There are over 200 verses on curses in Scripture and were foundational to the Old Covenant (see Deuteronomy 28-30)  and the   list just touches on some of the main causes and their remedies. Basically a curse can only alight on an area that God has already judged as being worthy of a curse – even such as an unrepented sin, or bad acts such as stealing,  stinginess, drunkenness, lying, hatred, unforgiveness, incest , idolatry or murder. Most curses generally last only 3-4 generations though some have lasted since Creation. Repentance from sin, breaking ties with the occult and taking refuge in Christ who has become a curse for us are the main strategies we can use to break curses.

Now it is in MAINLY in the spiritual dimension that curses start to work  for  the bad prayers of  Curses release the demons to attack a person next even physically . I have had people admit to me they had cursed, targeted specially Christians in their cursings. The energy of curses can be and  is  negative and destructive. Sadly the bad  persons may even  take devilish delight in sending demon spirits to attack the Christians, others. Curses may be aimed at you by others because of: hatred, envy, greed, jealousy, the use of magic, spiritual conflict and the desire for revenge. These curses, demons are released against one another even  by another’s use of witchcraft, hateful words, slander, by one’s hateful attitude and even by the false negative and controlling ‘Christian’ prayer even by pastors too now or a spouse…  Curses may come upon you even  because of your own poor conduct ,  participation in the occult, prostitution, fornication, sexual immorality, adultery,   injustice, direct defiance of God,  disobedience to God especially in an important area, and involvement in secret societies with unacceptable  rituals and vows.  In some cases parents curse their children, particularly the first-born son, in order to attain POWER in a deal with Satan or his representatives. This is said to occur in Masonic rituals.

YES you can break this Oppression by recognizing your authority in Jesus Christ to do so. You resisting whenever the demon manifests; by knowing that God is in you and greater is HE that is in you than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4 says that we overcome ‘because he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world’. You go humbly into prayer and you take authority against any manifestation of this demon. Do this repeatedly until all of this oppression is gone. The good news is that breaking curses can be surprisingly easy for Christians because we dwell under the protection of the blood of Jesus Christ. Curses have greatest power where the person who has been cursed has committed some great act of wickedness such as involvement in the occult. The reverse is also true, curses have little or no power over a righteous person and Proverbs says that a curse without cause will not alight on the head of a righteous man.

Part of this is putting on the whole armor of God, which is designed to protect us from curses leveled against us in the course of spiritual warfare (Ephesians 6:10-18). When the curse is lifted then the human spirit that has been affected by the curse and been bowed down with pain, confusion and futility will be quickly healed. The person will recover and emotional normality should soon follow.

also see http://www.abbalovesus.com/Curses.html

2 Corinthians 2
11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Ever notice how often the devil and his followers claim they are really there to help you, as though you could not live without them/

Now  it is true that our own words of unbelief do still often contradict what God says he can do for us, thus we need to confess God’s word to us, and still rather not our own will, desires as only God’s revealed will, word for us can succeed..

Romans 7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

Clearly the devil wants to use the demons and others  to  impregnate our mind with their lies, falsehoods so he can make you mentally sick, and useless to God and to others.. resist, ignore this demon..

Now  the Bible  says  that we are to empty our mind and next solely to take the mind of Jesus Christ. We are thus to take every thought of ours into captivity and subject them all solely to the mind of Christ, the Holy Spirit, and that is what the real God, the Bible teaches, the demon do not want you to  DO  that of course…

2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; 4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

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The LORD Jesus also made the heavens and earth

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(1 Chr 16:26 KJV)  For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
 
(1 Chr 16:31 KJV)  Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.
 
(Job 9:8 KJV)  Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
 
(Job 20:6 KJV)  Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;
 
(Job 26:13 KJV)  By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.
 
(Job 35:5 KJV)  Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.
 
(Psa 8:1 KJV) O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
 
(Psa 18:9 KJV)  He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
 
(Psa 18:13 KJV)  The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.
 
(Psa 33:6 KJV)  By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
 
(Psa 36:5 KJV)  Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
 
(Psa 50:4 KJV)  He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.
 
(Psa 50:6 KJV)  And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
 
(Psa 57:5 KJV)  Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.
 
(Psa 57:10 KJV)  For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
 
(Psa 57:11 KJV)  Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.
 
(Psa 68:4 KJV)  Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.
 
(Psa 68:8 KJV)  The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

(Psa 68:33 KJV)  To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.

(Psa 89:5 KJV)  And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
 
(Psa 89:11 KJV)  The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
 
(Psa 96:5 KJV)  For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
 
(Psa 96:11 KJV)  Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
 
(Psa 97:6 KJV)  The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
 
(Psa 102:25 KJV)  Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
 
(Psa 103:19 KJV)  The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
 
(Psa 104:2 KJV)  Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
 
(Psa 108:4 KJV)  For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
 
(Psa 108:5 KJV)  Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;
 
(Psa 113:4 KJV)  The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
 
(Psa 115:3 KJV)  But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
 
(Psa 115:16 KJV)  The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
 
(Psa 123:1 KJV) Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
 
(Psa 136:5 KJV)  To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
 
(Psa 148:1 KJV)  Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.
 
(Psa 148:4 KJV)  Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
 
(Prov 3:19 KJV)  The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
 
(Isa 42:5 KJV)  Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
 
(Isa 44:24 KJV)  Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
 
(Isa 45:12 KJV)  I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
 
(Isa 45:18 KJV)  For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
 
(Isa 48:13 KJV)  Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.
 
(Isa 50:3 KJV)  I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
 
(Isa 51:6 KJV)  Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
 
(Isa 51:13 KJV)  And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?
 
(Isa 51:16 KJV)  And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
 
(Isa 55:9 KJV)  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
 
(Jer 10:11 KJV)  Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.
 
(Jer 10:12 KJV)  He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
 
(Jer 10:13 KJV)  When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
 
(Jer 14:22 KJV)  Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things.
 
(Lam 3:41 KJV)  Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.
 
(Zec 12:1 KJV)  The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
 
(Luke 12:33 KJV)  Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
 
(Acts 7:56 KJV)  And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
 
(2 Cor 5:1 KJV)  For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
 
(Heb 1:10 KJV)  And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
 
(Heb 4:14 KJV)  Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
 
(Heb 8:1 KJV)  Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
 
(2 Pet 3:7 KJV)  But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
 
(2 Pet 3:10 KJV)  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
 
(2 Pet 3:12 KJV)  Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
 
When life overwhelms us we need to lift our eyes higher above the ground, above earth, to the heavens and note still how great and mighty, powerful God now really is and all, all is still under his control, and he will do a great work on  earth too, in us as well. Keep your eyes and faith on/in Him at all times.
 
(Psa 95:1 KJV)  O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. 2  Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. 3  For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 4  In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. 5  The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. 6  O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
 
(Psa 96:1 KJV)  O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.  2  Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; show forth his salvation from day to day. 3  Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people. 4  For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. 5  For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens. 6  Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 7  Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength. 8  Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts. 9  O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. 10  Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously. 11  Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof. 12  Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice 13  Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth. 97:1  The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.

Be still, and know that I am God

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(Psa 46:10 NIV) “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth
 
The lives of some of The best saints are detailed in the  Bible,  Job, Samson, Joseph, King David, Esther, Ruth.. etc.. and how any one can say that  any  of these people now tended to have an easy life because of their faith in God is beyond me.. rather truly it can be said of each one of these persons as well.. “when I thought it can no longer get  any worse, it did..  and it really got a lot, lot worse”.. with no immediate solution general in sight.. these people came out of the long dark tunnel cause they kept their faith in God and their eyes on God.. and God’s deliverance was not automatic for any of them as well.

(Psa 56:1 KJV)  Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
 
(Psa 56:5 KJV)  Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.
 
(Psa 56:6 KJV)  They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
 
(Psa 56:7 KJV)  Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.
 
(Psa 56:8 KJV)  Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
 
(Psa 56:9 KJV)  When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.
 
When I cry unto thee.. God will deal with my enemies..
 
(Psa 56:10 KJV)  In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.
 
(Psa 56:11 KJV)  In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
 
(Psa 56:12 KJV)  Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.
 
(Psa 56:13 KJV)  For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
 
(Psa 57:1 KJV)   Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.
 
(Psa 57:2 KJV)  I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.
 
(Psa 57:3 KJV)  He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

(Psa 57:4 KJV)  My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

(Psa 57:5 KJV)  Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

(Psa 57:6 KJV)  They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.

(Psa 57:7 KJV)  My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

(Psa 57:8 KJV)  Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

(Psa 57:9 KJV)  I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.

(Psa 57:10 KJV)  For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.

(Psa 57:11 KJV)  Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

(John 16:33 KJV)  These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

(1 Cor 15:57 KJV)  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

(1 Cor 15:58 KJV)  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
(1 John 5:4 KJV)  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 5  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

(Rev 15:2 KJV)  And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. 3  And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

We have to be willing to trust God and surrender everything to Him daily too , and we can only do that through an intimate relationship with Him.  Only then can we be still and know that He is God.

You do really need to keep faith and eyes on God daily, not mere men.. even in Church!

(Psa 56:2 KJV)  Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.

(Psa 56:3 KJV)  What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

(Psa 56:4 KJV)  In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

Our trust in God is based on His Word, right , his words in the Bible which we have to claim by faith, appropriate by faith personally for ourselves.

How to best prepare to meet God

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 How to best prepare to meet God in all worship Services. God Himself is still now calling us to come to him.
1. First, you should prepare to meet God alone  in any worship  service, not the Pastor, your friends, or to show off your clothes, and we need to prepare for worship of God  by drawing near to God in our hearts even firstly at home, at work, in our surroundings, hourly, daily, and note not just a few hours on Sunday! Few people next make it to the Sunday evening Service and even fewer people next do make to the prayer meeting.. showing really to all as how much they really do love God
2 Samuel 22:33 God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.
1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
27 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.
28 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
Ecclesiastes 4:6 Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.
Isaiah 30::15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
John 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
Proverbs 23:4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Proverbs 22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.
4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.
Psalms 37:16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
Proverbs 27:24 For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
Proverbs 13:7 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.
Proverbs 30:8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
Ecclesiastes 6:2 A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.
Job 20:15 He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.
Psalms 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
Proverbs 10 :22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
Luke 6:24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Colossians 3L16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
1 Timothy 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
Malachi 3:7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?
Jeremiah 4:1 If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the LORD, return unto me: and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not remove.
Jeremiah 24:7 And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.
When God said  “You did not return to me,” he did not mean that they should have come more often to a physical place of worship. The returning was not a physical movement. Returning to God was a movement of the heart, not just  a movement of the body.
Psalms 34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Isaiah 66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
There is always heart preparation to be done in order to meet God.
Jesus said, “This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me” (Matt. 15:8). When this is the case the preparation needed is a movement of the heart from far to near, and yet it is a movement that is not measured in inches or miles.
— It is measured with the tape of attention — you may not even be thinking of God Saturday night or Sunday morning. So your heart is far from him measured by attention.
— Or it may be measured by the tape of focus — you may have some attention on God but it is broken up by other things and there is no focused attention that gets God clearly in view and makes him the primary object of attention.
— It is measured by the tape of desire — you may feel little desire for God but be very much caught up in a greater desire for sports or finances or a trip to the lake, while the desire and the longing for God is weak by comparison.
— Or it can be measured by the tape of trust and hope — your trust in God may be weak and your hope faint and wavering.
— Or it may be measured by the tape of delight or joy in God — you may feel much more pleasure Saturday night in a late movie than in meeting God in the morning.
Everyone of us is far from where we want to be on one of these measuring tapes every week.
Our primary goal is to meet God , and to commune with him and to hear him and to speak to him and to savor him and this is very hard to do and that it takes teaching an and preparation of heart, a conscious priority — a sustained, God centered focus on dealing with God without mere human distraction
2. The second preparation for God and his  worship is that we always do still renounce all of our known sin in our lives before coming to worship God.
I John 1:9     That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 5    This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
Many of  wealthy people of Israel in the Old testament had also  tried to make love with their true husband while keeping a mistress on the side. They tried to worship God while concealing their many sins in their lives. They also wrongfully had  oppressed the poor, and crushed the needy, while trying to live in wealth and luxury. 
2 Chronicles 28”10 And now ye purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto you: but are there not with you, even with you, sins against the LORD your God?
Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Jeremiah 5:25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.
Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Worship will inevitably become a weak, empty form and ritual if we try to keep on with it while our hearts are running after other gods. God will gladly take the dirtiest sinner into his arms on Sunday morning who comes with a broken and contrite heart intent on forsaking all known sin and trusting in Jesus for cleansing. But God will not be mocked by those who make like they love him and willfully break his law during the week. So the second act of preparation is to confess and renounce all known sin and come to the  worship of God cleansed by the blood of Jesus and resting in his forgiveness and hope.
3. The third preparation for the worship of God is that we take note of how God has been trying to get our attention.
Five times in Amos 4 God says that he had done specific things in the lives of his people to turn them back to himself. And five times it says, “Yet you did not return to me.” Each of these things God had done to get their attention could be explained as natural events with no divine cause. But God holds Israel accountable to listen and respond. That’s the meaning of “Yet you did not return to me.”
In not hearing the voice of God, or seeing the hand of God, Israel failed to prepare to meet him. That is what we must not do. We must wake up and stop looking at our lives like secular, scientific,  naturalists. God is doing things in your life which are gracious providential messages to return to him and trust him. Take note of what he God has been saying to us in our lives to draw us to himself.
4. Finally, worship starts by also going to a n honest,, holy spirit led church where all of  Christ’s truth are  honored and fellowshipping also during the week with the Body of Christ, in prayer as well.
The Israelites were clearly a religious people. They came to Bethel and came gladly. But they had lost touch with the God of truth and they were not worshiping in truth. There were some left over forms like tithing and thank-offerings and sacrifices. But the very center and heart of worship was missing — the true God.
“So I close with these suggestions for how we might prepare ourselves and others to meet effectively our God even in the Church services:
1. Set aside some time during the week and pray for all of the Church services, and especially Saturday night begin the orientation onto worship. Turn off the television and set your mind on things that above with the word of God and a time of prayer. Pray that God will be manifest in the services, that men will be convicted of sins and judgment and will thus repent.
2. Saturday night also do Go to bed early enough so that you are fresh and emotionally alive Sunday morning. The price of late night movies or parties on Saturday will be powerless worship Sunday morning.
3. Get up in time Sunday so that you do not have to rush to get to church, but have a little time to be alone with God and ask his blessing on you and your family and on the church. I can almost promise you that you depth of your communion with God in the service will be directly proportionate to the way you have sought the Lord for his blessing Saturday night and Sunday morning. This will take some discipline and some planning. But you will probably never turn back once you taste the fruit.
4. When you come into the sanctuary begin to seek the Lord. That means that by and large there will be a holy hush across the sanctuary. But it will be a very different kind of stillness than the awkward silence before a Sunday School class where you want everyone to mill around and talk and nobody is. There is a world of difference. And the difference will be made and felt by whether hundreds of you really going hard after God, or just politely waiting for the show to begin. You will make the difference in those minutes as to whether a visitor senses cool distance or the reality of God. The very point of those moments of going hard after of God is that this room will be filled with the power of God. The goal of those moments is not that people will be impressed with us — either our piety or our friendliness — but that they will fall on their face and say, “God is in this place.” And that will only happen people are taken up with God.
If you want your friendship to go deep with someone, I invite you to make an experiment. As you enter the sanctuary talking, and the prelude begins, try saying this: “Let’s finish this discussion after the service. I think John needs our prayers. Let’s do battle for him.” My wager is; that camaraderie in the warfare of prayer will take your friendship deeper than another five minutes of conversation.
5. If you have to come late –and we all do from time to time — minister to those who have to sit in the commons and minister to those worshipping in the sanctuary with a spirit of worship and prayer.
6. Finally, before every act of worship, whether a hymn or a reading or a prayer or an anthem or a moment of silence or a sermon, say to Lord, “Lord, I come. I come to loved worship, praise and to sing to you. I come to pray to you. I come to listen to your word. I come to enjoy your presence.” Don’t drift through the service as though the action is on the platform. Become the main player Listens and  also do pray for the others during the services, pray that they will listen, repent as well.
The greatest action in worship is when a heart that is far from the Lord draws near to the Lord, and focuses on him and desires him and trusts him and enjoys him. “
Worship him everyday, prepare  to worship him as well
Matthew :10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Matthew 8 :2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
Matthew 9:18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
Matthew 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
Matthew 1525 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help
Mark 5:6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
John 4:20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Tarry

tarry

“If you wish to go to Paradise, Heaven, New Jerusalem, Heavenly Zion,  you must submit yourself to the authority of God, the King of Kings, Jesus Christ and do things his way, even down to the smallest matters of  If you cannot submit yourself to the King in the  small matter such as they are, why should he expect you to recognize your presence in any other matters? Would he fling open the gates of Paradise and fill his kingdom with rebels? Of Course not.

In order to obtain the original and the final visa (the power to become a son of God) you must recognize (receive) the official who represents the king and all of his demands of you too.. Including  being Holy Spirit filled. The true representative of God is expressed by His anointing. The word “Christ” means “anointed one.” Had the Jews been listening, Jesus told them on more than one occasion where his anointing had  came from. In Luke 4:18-19, Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

Even Jesus Christ  He knew he needed God’s Spirit to be with him if he were to accomplish the Father’s purpose in sending him to earth. He had already before this had emptied himself and was a man, powerless to do the work of God in himself (Phil. 2:7-8, John 5:19, 30). When the time came, God had an anointed servant in the earth named John the Baptist. Jesus came and submitted himself to God’s authority expressed through John and was baptized. As he came up out of the water the anointing came upon him like a dove as the Father testified from heaven, “Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Mark 1:11. One thing Jesus said was most telling: “… he hath anointed me to preach the gospel …” (Lk. 4:18).

It was no wonder why Jesus hadn’t tried to preach the gospel before!  Think about it! In spite of the fact that he was the virgin-born Son of God and was both knowledgeable and sincere, he still firstly  lived the life of an obscure carpenter till his baptism! So it too was no wonder why Jesus instructed the disciples to “tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” Luke 24:49. Could it be that the anointing is necessary in order to preach the gospel?

Hebrews 5:4 sets forth a principle of ministry: “And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.” Paul posed the question, “And how shall they preach, except they be sent?” Rom. 10:15. Do you suppose that being sent by a denomination is the same thing as being sent by Christ? There is a great difference between having Christ’s authority and anointing  to do a thing and trying to do it without that Anointing. Yet many falsely try to do the ministry without the anointing, calling.

In Acts 19 there was a chief priest among the Jews names Sceva. He had seven sons who evidently had observed Paul’s authority over evil spirits through the Name of Jesus and thought they would use his method. Before the man with the evil spirit beat them up and chased them away the spirit said to them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?” Acts 19:15. It certainly wasn’t Paul’s method that enabled him to succeed. Devils only recognize and fear those who have authority from Christ.

Many evangelical groups falsely do still  arise each claiming to have a special arrangement with the King to grant visas. These groups develop conflicting ideas about the Gospel even  and the proper procedure for going there. Nevertheless they falsely still do and zealously plunge ahead giving out official-looking documents right and left, competing with one another for followers too. Men and women who undertake to preach the gospel without Christ’s anointing are no more effective than were the seven sons of Sceva. Their followers next also may appear religious but they are still  not citizens of God’s kingdom. It is just a case of the Blind leading the blind here too.  men have learned the words and methods and have employed them without the anointing. The will and leadership of men — often inspired by religious spirits — have been substituted for the active practical leadership of Christ, the Head. Christ has been reduced to a mere figurehead with no real authority or influence over what is done in His Name. The only possible result is Babylon — confusion. Such religious “houses” wind up the same way the Jews’ did — desolate. “

 see also  http://comeholyspirit.wordpress.com/

All is vanity

vanities

It is an undeniable fact that all humanity, all of the world, it’s purposes, goals in life are still at the most just vanities.. pursuing them they will merely end up in hell..

2 Kings 17:15 And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them.

Job 7:3 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

16 I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.

Job 15:31 Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.

35 They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.

Job 31:5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;

Job 35:13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

Psalms 4:2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

Psalms 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

Psalms 12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Psalms 24:4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

Psalms 39:5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

Psalms 41:6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.

Psalms 62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Psalms 78:33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

Psalms 94:11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

Psalms 119:37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.

Psalms 144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:

Proverbs 13:11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

Proverbs 21:6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

Proverbs 30:8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:

Ecclesiastes 1:2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 2:1 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.

11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.

15 Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.

17 Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

19 And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity.

21 For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.

23 For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.

26 For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 3:19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 4 4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

7 Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun.

8 There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.

16 There is no end of all the people, even of all that have been before them: they also that come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 5:10 He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.

Ecclesiastes 6 2 A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.

4 For he cometh in with vanity, and departeth in darkness, and his name shall be covered with darkness.

9 Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

11 Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?

Ecclesiastes 7”6 For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.

15 All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness.

Ecclesiastes 8:10 And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity.

14 There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 11 8 But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity.

10 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.

Ecclesiastes 12:8 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.

Isaiah 5:18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

Isaiah 40 17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

Isaiah 41:29 Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.

Isaiah 44:9 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

Isaiah 57:13 When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;

Isaiah 58:9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

Isaiah 59:4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Jeremiah 2:5 Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?

Jeremiah 10:15 They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

Jeremiah 16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

Jeremiah 18:15 Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up;

Jeremiah 51:18 They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

Ezekiel 13 6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.

8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.

9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.

23 Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 21:29 Whiles they see vanity unto thee, whiles they divine a lie unto thee, to bring thee upon the necks of them that are slain, of the wicked, whose day is come, when their iniquity shall have an end.

Ezekiel 22:28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.

Hosea 12:11 Is there iniquity in Gilead? surely they are vanity: they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal; yea, their altars are as heaps in the furrows of the fields.

Habakkuk 2:13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?

Zechariah 10:2 For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.

Romans 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.

If ye then be risen with Christ,

If ye then be risen with Christ,

 

Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Romans 3: 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

2 Corinthians 11:7 Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?

Revelation 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

Matthew 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 7”7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Any Christian Ministry is not a business transaction  but solely a free service to God.. as we freely receive from God so we freely give back to God.. as we serve God by faith we can count on God to supply all, note all of our needs, he knows beforehand too what they are.. Unfortunately and falsely in real life this is not so, too many demonic hirelings use the Gospel to further their own personal ends, filthy lucre under the guise they are serving the lord, solicit, demand, beg, coerce others into giving.

1 Corinthians 6: 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Mark 9:43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

John 5:44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.