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Can I Say I'm Growing Part 2

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May 2, 2021 4:00 pm

Can I Say I'm Growing Part 2

Man Talk / Will Hardy and Roy Jones Jr.

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May 2, 2021 4:00 pm

Welcome to Man Talk, with your Hosts Will Hardy and Roy Jones Jr. Pastor Hardy is back this week to continue his teaching on how you can know if you are growing as a believer in Christ.

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We're talking about continue to give an extended thought to what God's word has said so you you are you heard the word all you read the word you did your daily devotion and then all of a sudden now you reflecting on what you read. This is how you know you're growing in Jesus Christ, you are thinking about the word you putting the word of God in front of you and just because you are young man, your young woman, or if you young in Jesus Christ, you might be older man or older woman with respect to age and you could be young in Jesus Christ and not know a whole lot.

Don't let that discourage you from sharing the word of God because that was a command that was given to Timothy from the apostle Paul in first Timothy chapter 4 verses 12 through 16. He said don't let anyone despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in the word so if you are young, a young Christian, or if you are young in the body and God has blessed you to grow more than your parents are growing. Don't let the fact that you growing keep you from not revealing what God have placed within you and so he says being example to the believers in the word. When you an example, you are allowing God to share with them. Those things that they need in order for them to grow and to know that they are growing.

He goes on to say doing conduct, in love in spirit and faith, in purity.

And then he says, till I come reading to exhortation to doctrine, so give attention to all of these things. Young Timothy don't let anybody despise your youth continue to share the gospel continue to let the word of God go forward in you and and don't neglect. He says the gift that God has given to you by way of prophecy and then he talked to give an example here with the laying on of hands of the eldership. Let let the elders come around and and lay hands on those who might be sick and pray for them because we know that prayer is a powerful tool and we know that prayer does change things in God and then he caps that thing off by saying, meditate, here's here's I word meditate on these things. Give your self entirely to them that your progress may be evident to all.

So if I'm giving myself to the things he talked about to the reading of the Scriptures to to exhortation to doctrine.

If I'm giving myself over to them and I'm meditating on those things. Other words I'm putting them in front of me.

I'm letting these things lead me I'm letting these things guide me. I'm letting these things determine. Ultimately, my destiny, the word of God is going to point you always in the right direction because if you're born again. It's already point you to Jesus Christ.

Now you have to show others the way of the cross. Then he says, take heed to yourself and to the doctrine continue in them for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you wow so if you if you are preaching, the doctrine of of Jesus Christ.

If you are reading. If you are exhorting one another, and then your meditating on these things. He says that you going to save yourself and you going to save those who hear you because you remember now God has saved us. We are being saved and we will be safe so he has saved us from eternal hell fire and where we are being saved from the power of sin because we are no longer slaves to it. That's why we are being safe.

So every day we get up. This is an opportunity for us to grow.

This is an opportunity for us to give our lives over to the Lord Jesus Christ so that we can advance the kingdom and exalt the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and then finally we will be saved. What will we be safe from the presence of sin. We will no longer be in the presence of sin. Once we get our glorified bodies and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Come to take us away from here that will be such a beautiful time so heats he talks about those two. Our next principle is the principle of transformation. Second Corinthians chapter 11 versus 12 through 15. This is talking about a change you changing your self inform you changing yourself in appearance and your changing yourself and your nature and character see this is how you know. Again, this is what we talk about this is how you know that you will growing will not talking about how to grow again, we are saying. How do I know that I'm growing so we we are saying that you should already have the basic principles and you should be building off of those things. If you're in the body of Christ. Now in second Corinthians chapter 11 versus 12 through 15. God bless the apostle Paul to the church at current he says, but what I do.

I will also continue to do that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things in which they boast for such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself, transform himself into an angel of light.

Therefore, it is no great thing for his ministers to transform themselves into ministers of righteousness whose end will be according to their works. See last week when we were talking about the word of God, warning us, and what type of information will bring in when we are when we're bringing in the right information God will transform us by his Spirit, and he would protect our mind.

He would protect our heart against these false apostles. These false teachers who transform themselves into apostles for Christ. In other words, they have the right things to say. I mean just the right things to say. But these things are not good because again what's sounds good is not good for you is just like things that you eat every day you go to the refrigerator and you know you're supposed to be eaten that apple pie that chocolate cake and that ice cream Neapolitan or strawberry you know you'll supposed to be eating those things but you eat him anyway and then point we end up doing running to the doctor and say Dr. fix me because I broke myself now you all know that's true. You all know you started eat, you ate some you may have eaten some, the day that you should not have eaten and see what this is doing is when you eat things just like when you take in things that are not good for you spiritually when you eat things that are not good for you physically, you start to transform your self. But it's transforming your self into a negative way. Why do you want to do this, why do you want to listen to people who are constantly belittling you, who are constantly taking you down. You don't have to respond to these people and see when they think that you'll week just because you're not responding to them, then this is when used the strongest because you're not playing on their ball feel you are not playing by their rules. They want to bring you down. How do I know that I'm growing.

If God is transforming me to rise above these situations and circumstances. If he is transforming me and I see a change in the way that I look at things. If I see a change in the way that I see things all of a sudden I start to see things as God sees them.

I'm not seeing the things the way that I used to see them because those things are unfruitful and they are unprofitable for me.

I don't want to be unfruitful, and neither should you. You should not want to be unprofitable. So if someone calls you out of your name or they try to suppress the truth that God is revealing to you dust your feet off and move on. Don't get down in the weeds don't start debating them with some heavy-duty psychology, sociology, philosophy. You don't have to go there you are above all of these things you God have brought you to a point to know and understand that the truths of the word of God is enough for you and this is why he says when Satan comes he's not going to come in a way that you can readily recognize who he is. He's not coming that way he's going to come in such a way as to be hidden because he knows what your desires are because you were once out there in the world.

So what he begins to do is to present you with these desires. Because if you had a desire for certain things. That was bad for you if you had a dry desire to look at the Waimanalo to look at the band and do all these things then what will happen is now he's beginning to draw you in. Because you are allowing your physical eyes to take precedence over your spiritual eyes. Do you know born-again believers out there do you know that you have spiritual eyes God have blessed you with the spirit of God to be able to see things even before they come. We are coming up on another break, but I am excited about giving you the remainder of these principles we talked about three of them already. We gotta come back and continue talking about transformation and then we going to go to that last one, which is demonstration on we going to let God bless us to your CMM would love to have you join their community of men for breakfast every first and third Friday of every month and Bible discussions and fellowship at the best breakfast in town meeting location is at their voracious poster First Christian Church in Kernersville, 1130 N. Main St. encouraged him a hard start at 7 o'clock from a hard stop at 8 o'clock.

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You are no longer foreigners but you are fellow citizens. You hear that Saints you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God. This is who you are now. You are citizens of the kingdom. You are an individual who can rise above any situation that the enemy throws at you. You are a king and a priest air in a joint heir.

You have all of the blessings that God wants to pour out on you.

He goes on the same having been built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone.

This is this is how we we build what God bless us to know we build it off of the cornerstone Jesus Christ. We look at what how God blessed through the prophets of the old covenant we see how God had blessed us through the apostles of the new covenant and we are learning from the old covenant, but we are letting God lead us by the Holy Spirit. Those things that he has laid out in the new covenant. He goes on to say in whom the whole building, being fitly join together, grows into a holy temple unto the Lord in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the spirit.

You see, you are being joined it fitted and bonded to other believers you are taking what God have blessed you and you are taking those things forward in your advancing the kingdom you are advancing the kingdom you're bringing about change because you know that you are being change you are being transformed. So he says you are growing into a holy temple unto the Lord, and God wants you to present your self as a holy temple temple acceptable which of God which is our reasonable worship or service as a king old King James version says so as we are being built and as we are being fitted together. It reminds me of when I see Mason Mason people not not Masonic but if individual who do masonry work do brick work or work with concrete blocks and I see that they don't stack them right on top of each other. But what they do is they stagger the joints in those blocks and bricks to give the strongest possible wall or foundation that the other bricks are going or blocks are going to sit on. And so when we are joined together. We are joined together and we are on breakable. It's sad, however, that when we don't allow the Holy Spirit to transform us. What we do is we default and revert revert right back to the things that we are guilty of, or that God had brought us out of the world. Okay last our last principle is the principle of demonstration. When God is demonstrating himself through you, which is the act of proving or being proof by reason of showing the evidence. God says prove me now, in Malachi 3. Prove me now here with us at the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven if I will not pour you out a blessing that you shall not have room to receive it right here it's in this definition of demonstration.

It says that when God prove you or you are showing evidence that you have been transformed that you are meditating that God has revealed to you by his spirit those things that you need to take in based on the information that I am listening to. I am reading and I'm not going to go the way of the world. If I see someone committing sin, regardless of who they are. I'm going to say my brother or my sister turn from this way because this way is unhealthy for for you and it is not me judging you. It is just the things that I'm seeing are not profitable but when you know you're born again you know you are demonstrating now what the word of God is doing in and through your life in second Corinthians chapter 2 verses one through five. God blesses through the apostle Paul says I brother when I came of you did not know excellent speech. But the wisdom and I determined to know nothing except Jesus Christ and him crucified. See, this is this is the the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. This is what God wants for us.

I want you to listen to the clip of this song and its call Alpha and Omega by new Israel and Newbury and just let it minister to you. This is not the whole song but listen to it and let it minister to your spirit be the he URL will hallelujah hallelujah if that didn't move you that didn't bring choose to your spine and just choose all of your body.

Then you just not alive, because that that that they just move me so good I just could not contain myself.

I was looking at here at my producer and I'll just nod my head because God is so good this this this is what it's about.

See is not about you or I and in that in that passage that we point out to you in second Corinthians, 2125 Paul says he says my speech was not preaching persuasive words of human wisdom, but in the demonstration of the spirit and power. This is how you know that you are growing. If God is demonstrating his. And power in and through your life. Don't don't put no no restrictions on God. Don't put God in a box, don't say God can't do miracles today don't say that science because what you're doing is you bringing God down from his high place to some some low lofty place and we don't want to do that because God can can perform a miracle anywhere. If that miracle needs to be done and to bring someone to Jesus Christ and we we in this country in the United States.

We asked us if we say we don't see miracles like we did back in the days of the apostles, but let God bless you to go to 1/3 world country go to Africa go to some parts of of Australia go to parts of South America and you will see the presence of God talk to some missionaries who have gone to these places and they would tell you that God has open up the eyes of people who were worshiping their ancestors.

Individuals who were involved in an witchcraft and things like this. God has delivered them from that yes that is a miracle.

It is a miracle to be delivered from the chains of darkness, and from the pits of Hades. God is bringing his church forward. He is marching us to Zion.

He is causing us to see things and to do things in the body of Christ. That's going to bring people to Jesus Christ. He wants you to come to Jesus today.

If you don't know him. Let God bless you to admit that you are a sinner believe that Jesus Christ came down was born through the Virgin Mary, he went to the cross for you to shed his blood for you he died for you. He rose again on the third day, just like he said and he's coming back again. If you bout your head and you believe in that, then you know that you are now a child of God.

So don't let the enemy the a chain around your neck any longer around your mind.

Let God bless you to think things that are of him think like God don't think like the world will see you next week on man talk radio as we wrap up today show. Be assured that DAW CMM talking walking Christian men's ministry is building a community of men Christ followers with a desire to be servant leaders in their homes, communities, churches and work environments. Check out our website for upcoming events of regularly scheduled meetings drop is a note for topics that you would like to have us visit in the future.

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