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Root of all evil.

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May 20, 2016 3:04 pm

Root of all evil.

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May 20, 2016 3:04 pm

The Bible declares that "the love of money is the root of all evil"(I Tim 6:10). We must come to trust in Christ to supply every need that we have. Proverbs 10:22 "The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and He adds no sorrow to it"

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Hello. Welcome to the voice of power broadcast skill that can. Thank you for tuning into .5 the word we are going to conclude our study of the book of James be looking to James chapter 5 in your Bibles and what a tremendous study that we have we have had the word of God unveiled to us implanted into our hearts, and it has just practically linear path for us to live practically in the kingdom of God. And James does that very well is very practical helps us see the word of God is clear as we possibly can thank him for that and we thank you for tuning in today for $100 for and believe him for the miraculous. You know God is a big job, so we can ask you for bit things that we use able to do exceedingly abundantly. The Scripture says above all that we can ask or think, according to the power that worketh within us that power is your faith faith that he has given you, you know, faith comes from God. The Bible says he is deliveryman a measure of faith. But you have to exhibit that faith you have to leave at faith on the line. That's what James talks about the saying that in James chapter 2, he declares that saving faith will produce works. He says you say you have faith, but I'm going to show you my faith by my works. That's what he saying is not something that works saves you all that you have to work to keep salvation or to stay in covenant with God.

However, he saying that true saving faith. When you are truly born again will produce good works and were learning that through our study but want to go to God in prayer, believe him for the miraculous is a big job he can meet your needs and will meet your needs and bring about the impossible in your life and make it possible to do a father in the name of Jesus would come before you and we just lay ourselves on the line and all our faith. We believe that you are gone and that there is none else. We believe that all things whatever we ask in prayer today. If we believe we shall receive. We just thank you. We ask you to touch and meet every need represented under the sound of my voice financial needs, physical needs, spiritual needs, those who need a touch of their mind need the peace of God that passes all understanding. I asked her to granite to the for you all, the Prince of peace, and we declare that in unity today we dispute your word today over this broadcast and we just asked you to anoint us hide me behind your cross, lest I should go will receive in the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ Holy Spirit unveiled your word to us and show us the Lord Jesus Christ in Jesus night a man a man James chapter 5 and looking to verse one he declares go to now. The rich man weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

Your riches are corrupted and your garments are moth-eaten your gold and silver canker in the rest of them shall be a witness against you, and shall ensure flesh as it will fire you have huge treasures together for the last days. Now go and start from the beginning of this declare that it is not a sin to be rich to send them a lot of money.

Sin comes into play when you place your trust in that money or if you trust money is your God or as your security job is not your source your the government is not your source. The source when you place your faith in Jesus Christ in your walk with God and you take up your cross daily and follow him.

Your source is God Jehovah Gyro our provider who will provide every needs that we have every need that you have. He will supply doesn't matter what that is, whether be a financial, physical, spiritual, he will meet them. He is the meat supplier and we stay in the palm badly stemmed from the fact that he is our source God alone is also know what James is saying here was a lot of rich man throughout Palestine who were oppressing their employees. There were a lot of rich man who he was warning to how for miseries were coming upon them. What kind of miseries. Well got tell you that the Bible says the love of money is the root of all evil. Not money itself. That's often misquoted monies. 1/3 of all evil.

Once again it's not a sin to be rich or wealthy. It's what you do with it. You honor God with your finances do you honor God with the money that he has given you, or you hold it up for yourself.

As Tim says in your riches are corrupted and your garments are moth-eaten. That means that that he was referring to. These wealthy men of Palestine were holding up their riches they were holding up their money and keeping it for themselves and were not dividing it out into daughter for the work of God's people or for the people who were working under them in the name of the Lord you have to obey the authorities above us.

The Bible tells us that that will be to subject to the authorities above us, and I respect the authority above us, however, that doesn't mean we have to respect the actions of the office of that person. Even though we respect the office. I respect the office of president, but I will. I don't respect every decision that he makes an order.

I agree with every decision that he makes what I respect his position in authority. So these people who are working.

James was I who gives them advice here. Further, only chapter 5 and gives them encouragement, they are subject to the authority as their employer, but their employers were not treating them fairly that were being treated with an injustice concerning the money that was being circulated in Palestine here and James is warning these rich men that they should take eat because it is not who gives you what you have, even those who are and I know you can think of people right off the top of your head who are in this world today who are wealthy they are they have riches unknown. They have they have money coming out of their ears, they they just they settle a pile of money, yet they don't observe God in any shape or form.

They don't acknowledge him as God whatsoever. But it's the goodness of God. I want you to remember this that brings me into repentance. I believe that if we pray for these men and women who are wealthy in this world that they would see that it is the kindness of God that has given them everything that they have and they would turn to him in repentance. I believe that but James is warning the rich man here loves what he says behold the higher of the laborers who have reached down your fields. In other words, those who have worked for you which is subject Back my fault mother were chasing you are defrauding these people by not paying them what they are worth and what that sounds like a baby living in everybody's winning minimum wage to go up and I'm not against capitalism. But when capitalism becomes greed.

When capitalism becomes applied when capitalism becomes selfishness and the highs of CEOs and those old corporations that I believe sin takes root and you will see the effects of it we sing within this country. We have seen where people have hired out their work in other countries, or even in this country for little to nothing and it has hurt our economy in America and we have seen how it has done that because of greed. All because CEOs are people who are in charge of large corporations want to hold up money for themselves and for those who are immediately around them in the workplace pay those who are actually working for the benefit of the company minimum wage or very little pay and you know I'm not saying that we should everybody submit the same amount of money that's all I'm saying. All I'm for capitalism.

I'm still being successful. However, we must take heed that will allow greed and pride to come before what God wants us to do for the kingdom of God and the way you work in the way you run a business, you're doing it, as unto the Lord. If you serve God and he's the one who provides for you.

Therefore, those looking up under you, you want to treat them with dignity and respect and pay them what they are worth but James is warning them because they're keeping the money back. My fault he says in the cries of the people which athletes are entered into the ears of the Lord of the survey. Also, God hears these people and God sees you today. Maybe you feel like you treated unjustly made you feel like you're not being paid what you're worth, well, just remember that God sees you where you are in verse five Dick verse four declares that he is the Lord of the survey offsets the Lord of hosts is the Lord of Angel armies is the heart of victory.

And remember that whatever God gives you, whether it be little or much you take that new so it into the kingdom of God and you shall reap abundantly.

That's all. The apostle Paul said, if you so sparingly you shall reap sparingly, but if you're so bountiful, it shall bountifully reap LUKE gospel of Jesus declared given, it shall be given good measure, pressed down, shaking together really never showed men give into your bosom. For what measure you give it shall be measured back to you and you can stand upon that work know people say all the time when you cane out give God dwell therein.

Too many people trying to out give God. But I can assure you that if you ever took that step of faith and tried to out give master that you could not do it, you would find that he would open up the windows of heaven and pour out blessings so that you could not even contain it hallows.

That's the God we serve. Be faithful with what God has given you financially and give unto the Lord.

That's the process of exchange of this ministry has sold into your heart and into your life.

You should proceed with the process of exchange and give unto this ministry financially because I can assure you that every broadcast you hear from the voice of power ministries somebody paid for.

We don't get this for free. Other people say what the Gospels really well so is water, but you have to pay to pipe it in the house we have to pay to pipe the gospel throughout the world. So keep that in mind as you probably ask God to lead you in your giving that you could give him to ministries that have sold into your heart. But James is warning these people who are wealthy and he is he's telling them that he that the Lord hears the cries of these employees who have been treated unjustly verse five you have lived in pleasure, Meredith and Ben one.

That means you have lived the riotous lifestyle and you have nourished your hearts as in a day of slaughter and you have condemned and killed the just and he does not resist. You know what he saying here is that you have taken all this money you have lived the riotous lifestyle you haven't given to the kingdom of God. You haven't taken care of God's people. You haven't taken care of those who moved out taking care of you. This is a problem in our country and in many countries around the world, the government is doing the job the church should be doing. The church should be the biggest charitable giving people in the world.

Yet the good were having to rely on the government to give government aid. When the church should be the one giving out the monies and helping people who are in need taking care of the people God cares about how to let stuff orbits the truth is the truth.

We are complaining about the government getting handouts when it should be the church handing out the gospel of Jesus Christ and revealing his power by giving let us see that today. Let us never let us be reminded that what we have comes from God.

We are to give as we have been given to a man, but this is the warning of change to those who are wealthy and those Arbitron's name is not saying it's a sin to be rich sin to be wealthy saying that it's a sin to hold up money for yourself and to keep it for yourself, that you may gain thereby verse number seven patient therefore brethren exhorting the Jews in Palestine and those who are Christians in Palestine who are being persecuted by those who are wealthy by corporations or businesses or what have you is urging them to be patient, therefore, brethren, verse seven unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman windows for the precious fruit of the earth. What James is saying here is that the patient because the coming of the Lord drawls not made you feel like there's an injustice in your life today, but just be patient. God has something greater for you place your faith in him because any day now we can look toward the heavens and the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel of the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first.

Then we which are alive and remain shall be called up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so shall we ever be with the Lord hallelujah that was our blessed hope of the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ James exhorting the people had to be patient because the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Notice what he says that the husbandman windows for the precious fruit of the earth and have long patients for until he received the early and the latter rain. Now the early and the latter rain in Palestine was a yearly event in the early lettering Palestine, the early rain was at sea time in the latter rain was in harvest time reference that in Deuteronomy 11 verse 14, but they are used here to picture of the fruit of the harvest of souls a man and the early spiritual rain fell at the founding of the church in acts chapter 2 and I can tell you that the latter rain will be poured out at the end of this age when the complete harvest of the church age who gathered hallelujah. Following the day of Pentecost when the spirit of card was pulled out and that up the room and people received his power from on high and they spake with tongues and in tongues of fire sat upon each of them and of course that gospel has been preached throughout this world.

Since then, and people have been baptized with the Holy Spirit people have been filled with the presence and power of God.

I didn't do much of power for service. I believe that was just the former rain, but I believe the latter rain a great outpouring of God's spirit is yet to come upon this people, planet, I believe it's going to strike this planet and we shall be here for an independent once it's completed. Once the spirit of God has descended upon the church than the rapture of the Church Will Take Pl. in Christ will take us to the heavenly throne room of God to worship the Lamb who was slain from the foundations of the world, so be patient the early rain has come. The latter rain is on the way. That means there's revival coming. There's a revival coming to your church as a revival coming to your town. There's a revival coming to your state. I believe there's a Holy Spirit outpouring coming to this great land of America and I believe the power of God is going to be revealed once again to the church of Jesus Christ a man verse nine grudge not one against another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the judge stands at the door. Remember verse eight with the Tibetans will be also patient, establish a heart for the coming of the Lord drawls not verse my courses grudge not one against another lesson. This grudge is that we hold the groanings. The murmuring about talking about one another backbiting one another. Let it be put away from you. Let it be put away from you. It's time to forgive. Forgive forgive that person who hurt forgive that person who said something against forgive that your heavenly father may forgive you and allow the love and the power of God to be present in our lives today and in our churches. James is urging the people to be because all the stress of being treated this way by those who are wealthy and by their bosses and employers and even by the government.

Perhaps work causing the stress to engage with one another so they were grudging one another.

They were murmuring against one another, and that's what happens in the church so often the pressures of life and the stress of life. Come upon individuals began to murmur and brings into the church and also to little little leaven leavens the whole lump. Not careful, little bit of gossip will turn into a big, big sin against God on a corporate level of with the body of believers was allowed to have us not give the devil a foothold nor place for him to raise his head.

Let us take charge in our churches and walk in the spirit verse 10 take my brethren, the prophets who have spoken in the name of the Lord. For example, of suffering affliction of patients. Behold, we count them happy. Which indoor you have heard of the patience of Job and have seen the end of the Lord which underlined the end of the Lord there. Notice he says we count them happy. Which indoor verse 11 James one verse 12 he said, blessed is the man that endures temptation when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life. Sometimes you just have to put up with the tests and trials of life, but when you do, the Bible says in verse 11. Here concerning Job that he saw the end of the Lord. What does that mean that means there will be an integral trial there will be an into testing in your life.

There will be an end to that place in your life or you will have a testimony.

However, when you come to the test, you will have a testimony. There is end in sight. There is light at the end of the tunnel. You will not always be in this place of depression will not always be in this place of anxiety. You will not always be in this place of other despair over tragedy or loss in your life. God will bring victory to do just declaring over the life today that you are victorious in him and that you are set free hallelujah and you shall see the end of the Lord.

Verse 11 that the Lord is very pitiful and tender mercies verse 12, above all things, my brethren slower not, neither by heaven to the buyer will buy any of the wealth, but to let your yes be yes and your no be no blister falling to condemnation very practical. There James says keep your word you say you'll do something do it if you tell God to do something do it because, be sure your sin will find you out if you tell the Lord that you will do something if he does something for you which said that many times to get out of jail free card. You know we want God to intervene during our biggest tragedy and we promise him all kinds of things will go to church will do this will do that, but how many times do we fail to keep all work. Keep your word to God and to the people of God. Verse 13 is any among you afflicted, let him pray. Is any among you, Mary. Let him sing psalms friend he saying in whatever circumstance of life you're in, pray, seek the face of God, for God steel answers prayer. You believe that he still answers prayer.

If you afflicted in your mind. If you need peace in your heart. There something going on in your family during your life. Put things are good monies. Good families do church is good, sing psalms be happy and declare the goodness of Almighty God and pray and seek the face of God. Verse 13 he says is any among you afflicted, let him pray to Mary let him sing psalms verse 14 he tells them is any sick among let him call for the elders of the church, let them pray over him, anointing him at all in the name of the Lord, not a minute people take this verse and they think that the oil is the medicinal medicine is not talking about that here is referring to the oral as a symbol of the power and the anointing of the Holy Spirit being poured out upon his people, and God healing his people in the name of Jesus not to notice something about this verse if it was that oil by itself, why would we invoke the name of the Lord, why would we call upon the elders of the church, but he says very clearly, if your sick one. Call the elders wisely combined together in faith and pray over you and opportunities is annoyed with oil that represents the presence of the anointing of God to invoke your faith in the power of God and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord invoke the name that is above every name, the name of Jesus Christ, when you pray for the sick and believe God that that prayer of faith. Verse 15 shall save the sick and the Lord shall raise him up, and if you have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

I believe that's there because a lot of times in the Scriptures in the Gospels, Jesus related sickness and sin together.

I didn't realize that sickness is nothing but limited death sicknesses to the body. What sin does to the spirit may say that again sicknesses to the body. What sin does to the spirit and he took care of them both on the cross he died for your spiritual sins that you might engage and begin regenerated with Almighty God, but he also bore stripes upon his back that by his stripes, you are and were healed and you can declare that every life and move because God has declared it in the book, and we stand upon it by faith David by his stripes we are healed.

Verse 16.

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man of a with much listen. We need one another. The older generation needs. The younger generation and the younger generation needs.

The older generation. We need each other to pray for one another to give counsel to give advice to confess our faults when somebody we can go to and say hi. Here's what I'm struggling with bear my burden agree with me in prayer. That's why Jesus says where two people touch anyone thing in agreement shall be accomplished. It shall be done and we need each other. We do bear one another's burdens, and pray for one another and confess our faults and believe God for healing. I believe James is referring to the people of Palestine, because they were bitter toward one another because of the stress of life that's happening all day. The stress of life is making us bitter toward one another.

Somebody's most successful. Or maybe somebody isn't facing the trial that you're facing doesn't matter distilled to them and say help me bear my burden pray with me and love one another as an example, here in verse 17, the assurance of answered prayer is Elijah was a man subject to large white passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not ring a degree not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. Pray Dan the heavens gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit God invoke the land of God to declare world and pray and he said it would not rain for three and half years 3/2 years later he played Gannon called field.

The clouds with water and the abundance of rain came upon the earth. All because of the prayer of faith by Elijah. He was playing the will of God. And when you put the will of God you can be assured that huge repetition and shall give you what you desire. Verse 19 brethren if any of you do air from the truth and one convert him let him know that he was conferred with the sinner from the error of Israel shall save a soul from death and shall hide a multitude of sins or member James James chapter 1 said that when lust is conceived, it brings forth sin.

When sin is finished, it brings forth death notice in verse 19 is as if any of you do air from the truth. Talking about backsliders there and one convert him yes cover a multitude of sins. Listen to a lot of people out there who are backslidden. They knew the Lord one time and they have walked away from God, and that sin has finished in their life and they are brought to the place of death, spiritual separation from God, not cessation of life separation from God and sneeze that we need to play, but God brings them back to the foot of the cross that God brings them back to the place of salvation and regeneration in him severely backsliders remember that if you bring them to the cross. You cover a multitude of sins. Why a multitude of sins because when they backslide their state is worse than it was before. What Peter said is like a pig going back to the mud is worse than he was before. It would've been better if you'd never know the Lord because sin goes deeper sin get stronger sin does not stagnate to go deeper into similar backslide. That's why when someone is backslidden, you must pray that God brings them to the power of the spirit back to the foot of the cross and would be the example to them because we knew that we cover a multitude of sins because the sins not only affect the backslide up and fix his family, his spouse is church the people around so let us pray for the backslider that he comes back to Jesus Christ and never stop praying that perfect my friend that wraps it up for today. That's all the time. We have concluded our study and James and one credit study.

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