BLUEPRINT FOR BLESSINGS 3: OPEN YOUR HEART

We scratch our heads wondering how this or that person has wound up in our life. We wonder why similiar incidents keep on reoccuring. Nowhere in the Scriptures do we find any idea of coincidences- everything is happening in some way for our good. Dragging out your past only clouds your thinking. Looking too far into the future can create unnecessary anxiety, especially for those who are waiting for what they desire. It is THE NOW which matters to the ones representing the ever-present I AM from within us. According to Christ, it's up to how much you are willing to open your heart to others:

BLUEPRINT FOR BLESSINGS 2: FEELING THE FILLING

 
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Though we dwell in an age of consumerism, only God can provide us with the desires of our hearts. Our Father wants us to experience how only He can come thru for us in this reguard. We marvel how throughout the Scriptures God did the impossible in the lives of His people. As you will see, it all begins with our appetite. In our first lesson, we discovered our emptiness. Here we find out from Christ the only way to fill it.

BLUEPRINT FOR BLESSINGS 1: TAMING YOUR MIND

 
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Who doesn't want to be more blessed of God? Though you may feel sometimes like everything is out of your control, one thing you can control is your mind. People attempt to control others and even their circumstances, but what we need to control is our own thoughts. As you will see, taking responsibility for your attitude is the first step in aligning yourself with God and His greatest blessings.

Do you want to be happy? The pursuit of happiness is a choice. This decision is made by what we place our attention on and in turn, what we choose to ignore. In these statements, commonly know as the "BE-attitudes", Christ teaches us how to be blessed and what to focus on in order to be happy. This serves as His introduction to the Sermon on the Mount.

LIFESTYLE CHRISTIANITY 5: RIGHTEOUS RESPONSE

 
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In James' Epistle "to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad" thus far, we have been introduced to the consequences of believing or not believing our God. How we choose to live determines what we become thru the storms of life. Each and every circumstance is an opportunity to move closer to God in some way. So if we want to shine for Christ, we must depend upon the Father of Lights Who provides His glow from within. We now begin to see the need for a righteous response.

LIFESTYLE CHRISTIANITY 4: FIRSTFRUITS

 
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One by one let us step into a whole new life. One day for each of the Adamic race, faith becomes sight. It is ours now to find out who we are inwardly, providing us less time for worry and doubts. We long for a harvest of some kind to take place in our lives. Before we can even think about the harvest however, we must first be willing to give God the best of what He has given us. All of this must be done by faith. What are the best things in your life- your marriage, your family, maybe some talent or ability? Along with that, God has given you the power to believe; to produce abundance in your life and those around you. This is what we were meant to be:

LIFESTYLE CHRISTIANITY 3: THE WISDOM OF FAITH

 
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Dare to set your desires to only what the God within you will attain. We are talking about the way God has created us to receive what we want in this life. As we have seen, enduring trials proves our faith. But it also prepare us for our new, much fuller life, because of the full appreciation we then have once it arrives. Meanwhile, all of this gives us patience. Why else would God want us to endure other than to teach us how to receive what we want from Him? We must stop viewing ourselves as the world wants the white race to be: poor, desperate, and defeated. For we can receive anything from God we desire practicing the wisdom of faith.

LIFESTYLE CHRISTIANITY 2: CROWN OF LIFE

 
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Our God gives us all things. We are to want the best for our brethren and ourselves. What is it you would like to see happen in your life and in the lives of those you love? We merely must change our way of thinking and self perception. The day of thinking of your self as poor, lacking, or never having what you want, can be over. But only when we allow the Spirit to control our minds. James illustrates this by contrasting a humble man's self-acknowledgment of being exalted by God, with a wealthy man's need to humble himself. Little did you know but God has exalted you and those with the wisdom to believe it shall receive the crown of life:

LIFESTYLE CHRISTIANITY 1: CONQUERING ALL ADVERSITY

 
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The book of James is a basic outline of the ideal Christian life. It begins by telling us up front that God uses adversity as a big part of our spiritual development. God will never hold anything out on us, unless we are not ready for it. God has things down the road for you, but will your life end here before you get there? God has given us this whole life, for however long it may be, to become spiritually mature. What our people need the most is to practice lifestyle Christianity.

WHITE LIVES MATTER TO GOD 4: SALVATION & HELL

 
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Coming to the knowledge of the truth is not only gaining a fuller understanding of Who and how God is, but also being willing to let go of ways we've been taught which God is not. As we've seen in previous studies together, there are many ways God is being gravely misrepresented, even by His own children thru judeochristian doctrines. We have previously dealt with some of these misconceptions about God in this series. Therefore since we have learned white lives matter to God, we must weigh out whether or not any of our remaining beliefs may be impacted, possibly even being contradictory to the Scriptures.

SLEEP THROUGH THE STORM

 
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No matter your plight or position in life, if you are an Israelite (white) person, it can never really be over for you. As we are learning, things are now much different than what they were, when we first believed. Therefore how we handle the storms of life reflects where we really are spiritually. The good news is the more we listen to Christ, the more we will mature.

NEXT LEVEL 3: MAKING OUR LIVES COUNT

 
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We live in a world of opinions, but in the end, only God's perfect judgment will matter. As we've seen, the way to the next level is to unleash the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. What results from us is tested by the fire of God. Indeed our eternity is effected by what we choose to do in this life. In this our conclusion, Paul reveals the depth of importance of us making our lives count for the glory of God.

NEXT LEVEL 2: WHAT WE'RE MADE OF

 
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How we live for God is all that matters in this life. Nothing is more important than wanting to be used by God. How strong a Christian do you want to become? We can only know how far we have to get there by honestly analyzing our own attitude and experience. All that will count in the end is what we used to build up the kingdom of God. Given what we've already seen, the Apostle Paul wanted these Corinthian believers to get to that next level spiritually as well.

NEXT LEVEL 1: READY TO GROW

 
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In one way or another, everyone in this world is trying to move up. Most of the time, it is at another person's expense. When it comes to going to the next level in the Christian life, the only way is thru wanting to be a blessing to others. In order for this to occur, we must deal with any carnality which exists within us. The Apostle Paul wanted to help the assembly at Corinth to overcome their divisions, so they could grow spiritually.

UNSEEN REALM OF FAITH 10: TAKING POSSESSION

 
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When it comes to being a faithful Christian, finding personal, inner peace is indispensable. Do you sometimes catch yourself dwelling on things which make you feel helpless, which you assume cannot change? Lingering strongholds are the root of reoccurring discontentment. We must monitor our hearts while asking God to pinpoint what needs to be dealt with to maintain peace of mind. Here we can learn how to deal with strongholds which stand between us and taking possession of God's greatest blessings.

QUEST FOR DESTINY 7: A HEART FOR GOD

 
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Here Paul has clearly outlined for us the strait and narrow lifestyle Christ spoke of which is the way of faith unto righteousness. As we've hopefully taken to heart, this requires the willingness to change even the way we think. Being conformed to the image of Christ while entering the kingdom of God is the overall destination and this is how God intends for us to arrive. We must be persuaded that the only acceptable lifestyle is to go fully after God's predestinated plan for our lives. Christ gave His life for us and we are to return that love by living our lives for Him. As we conclude with this final portion, recognize it as the Master's stroke upon us having a heart for God. May we each assess how far we've come in the quest for our destiny.

QUEST FOR DESTINY 6: THE EYES OF ETERNITY

 
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Thus far in this study, the Apostle has been convincing us to change our mindset and lifestyle. We've seen the importance of righteousness and peace, therefore we crucify our flesh by controlling our thoughts. Now Paul seeks to give us insight into where this all began and the internal work God is doing within us, even in regards to our weaknesses. As we become one with His purpose, it will be more and more reflected by our expectation of the fulfillment of His perfect will in our lives. Herein is outlined the overview of Israel's destiny from the perspective of Yahweh God Almighty.

QUEST FOR DESTINY 5: ON WINGS OF HOPE

 
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After having seen the kind of mind desired for us by God, we now get to the nature of the journey to our destiny. Before time began there was only Yahweh God, and in His mind was the plan of how to share and express His perfect love, resulting in His ultimate glory. Within it, it is ours to fulfill the role of the humble traveller; do we want to crawl or do we want to fly to get to our destiny? As we are learning, over-extending ourselves in the flesh does nothing more than hold us down. Therefore, while we seek to comprehend the depth of God's wisdom in creating and developing a race to receive His blessings, we strive daily to overcome our programmed mindset; something we must master from within. Paul expresses this to us as he takes us deeper into our hope in God:

QUEST FOR DESTINY 4: THE CONFIDENT MIND

 
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We are now getting to the heart of what it means to walk in the Spirit of God. Most of us have been led to associate spirituality with everything except for what the Scriptures actually teach. Here the Apostle pinpoints the key indicators God uses to reveal to us our motivation, along with the consequences either way.

Hope is what it is without any proof. The more we follow the Spirit, the more living in hope appeals to us. For those who have ears to hear and eyes to see, this can put together the foundation for what we need to consistently walk with and be blessed by God. Wherein lies your confidence? Whatever it is will determine your direction and guide your future.

QUEST FOR DESTINY 3: LIVING FROM WITHIN

 
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Have you ever began to wonder what your potential really is, only to wind up discouraged by circumstances which exist around you? It's time for Israelites to stop quenching the Holy Spirit by neglecting so great a salvation! It was not intended for us to scratch around in religious pig pens with wolves and goats. For we have the ever-abiding Spirit within, ready to take flight. All we must do is step up. God has so much over the horizon for those who will live by His Spirit. Let us continue with Paul as he teaches us more about our destiny.

QUEST FOR DESTINY 2: THE BREATH OF GOD

 
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We each have just one life to live. If you acknowledge that God is your Father and is the One Who has given you life, the only way to fully express your gratitude is to go after what He wants for you. Off and on, we spend our lives wondering why we were born into this world. God not only wants us to know, but to live it out. We must realize that outside of His Spirit there are only diversions, leading us further away from His pathway. Here the Apostle continues to explain why this is and how we can learn to please God.

QUEST FOR DESTINY 1: HEAD FOR SOMETHING MORE

 
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In life, every one of our people is in pursuit of something, good or bad, right or wrong. Many seek to attain a level of self-righteousness, wanting to exist with an appeased conscience until they die. Yet for those of us who've become racially awake, life is a quest for our destiny. We did not begin this journey knowing the truth. Now that we do, we realize it's more than mere head knowledge or just another reason to detest non-whites. God intends for us to work out what He has placed in us by finding our spiritual identity as well. What can only a white person see when he or she looks in the mirror? A spiritual being with a flesh body.

So what is your quest, for life or death? Such a question might seem ridiculous but not really- it all depends upon what's in your head. The thoughts we have about God and Christianity may have come from preachers or a denomination, but that doesn't mean it originated with the Holy Spirit or from the Scriptures. Let's find out the value of what we each have in our head.

SUCCESS 5: DON'T FORGET GOD

 
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As we wrap-up this enlightening series, Christ concludes by giving a parable which contains vital significance. We've covered forgiveness from several angles, even how to prevent further problems from unsettled differences. Now we get to what it all boils down to, one of the main problems for Israel. This encapsulates all that's been taught in this chapter... humility and forgiveness, the big picture, as well as binding and loosing. Again, He makes this simple enough for a child to understand. We must take to heart everything we learn here, that we may not fall short and suffer tremendous loss.

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