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Bishop Speaks Week of 1-15-2014

“Intense with Spiritual Sense”

Ooowee! I feel like preaching!!!!!!!! “Rich people stay rich by living like they’re broke, yet broke people stay broke by living like they’re rich.” Proverbs 13:7, “Some people pretend to be rich, but have nothing. Others pretend to be poor, but own a fortune.” I said it last week and I’m saying it again. “Don’t go broke trying to look rich. Act your wage.” Proverbs 12:9 states, “It is better to be an ordinary person working for a living than play the part of someone great but go hungry.” Here’s another one, “No reason to stay is a good reason to go. The moment you start to wonder if you deserve better, the most likely you DO. Proverbs 20:30 reads, “Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways.” In 2014, be with someone and around individuals who celebrate you and NOT tolerate you. Ooowee! It’s 2014 and I’m going to be “Intense with Spiritual Sense,” using the word of God as my foundation. In today’s day and time, since common sense seems to be uncommon, I’ll just use the word of God in its proper context with lots of love and hopefully a sense of humor to help somebody, anybody, everybody including myself to make yesterdays mistakes today’s corrections using the word of God. Sometimes, we the church are so heavenly bound that we are no earthly good. Let me break this thing down. This women who looked like Ester on the old TV sitcom Sanford and Son show, told me in the lobby of a church that she lived above sin. Holding her Bible in her hands, she wanted me to understand that she was perfect. I responded almost touching her nose looking her dead in her eyes, “The only way to live above sin is to move into an apartment building and live above a sinner.”
Romans 3:23 states, “All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.” The women quickly got my point and walked out saying something under her breath.
INTENSE WITH SPIRITUAL SENSE!!!! If we say “God is the HEAD of our Life” and he gives us life 24/7 then it should not be hard to use HIS WORD to direct our life each and every day. Proverbs 3:6 states, “Remember the Lord in everything you do and he will show you the right way.” If you get angry today, already through the word of God, he has directed us how to handle it. Go with me to Matthew 5:38, “You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” But now, I tell you, “Do not take revenge on someone who wrongs you.” Ooowee! Let me break this scripture text down to you. Back in time before Jesus came on the scene, the law was an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. If I took an individual’s eye out for whatever reasons, in return my eye was taken out as well. If I knocked out somebody’s teeth, my teeth were knocked out as well. I’m trying to keep this simple for each of you to understand. But when Jesus came and started his ministry, he changed all that. He said, “Don’t sweat the small things of life seeking revenge on someone who wrongs you.” JUST BE STILL AND LET THE LORD FIGHT YOUR BATTLES! In this same chapter 5:39 it continues, “If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, let him slap you on the left cheek to.” Most of us look at this as a physical hit but it can be mental and verbal as well. Talking about you in a negative way, putting out rumors on you, this also is a slap on the cheek. But in 2014, be still. Continue to turn your cheek and let the Lord fight your battles. And also never forget that when someone tries to bring you down, pull you down or take you down, it’s because they are beneath you and they realize it. Ooowee! Ooowee! I feel like preaching and being “Intense with spiritual sense.”
“There’s a 50 percent chance you won’t like me. But there’s a 100 percent chance I won’t change because of it.” Proverbs 29:25 states, “It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you but if you trust the Lord you are safe.” In 2014 change and become “Intense with Spiritual Sense.” The other day, I directed my assistant to take a plate of food my mother had prepared to an individual in apartment on the 17th floor. I just called out her apartment number and my assistant looked at me and asked, “Is that on the 17th floor, bishop?” I quickly remembered what Proverbs 26:4 states, “If you answer a silly question, you are just as silly as the person who asked it.” Laughing at my assistant, I quickly got silly and responded, “YES.” “Intense with Spiritual Sense” in 2014

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