November 8, 2020
Jas 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Jas 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. There is a birthing process of iniquity. Lawlessness comes from a seed of rebellion and temptation in the world.
This is not from the Father’s bloodline. Let’s keep what we are in character in the Father’s bloodline; what are we emulating from His spiritual DNA? What are we going to put into the next generation? Will we conceive submission to truth or a willfulness to do things according to pride and human interpretations? Will we birth faithfulness, love, unity, respect in the next generation or will they learn to be contentious and resentful of authority and divisive and prejudice toward those who are not like them? We must conceive truth in the next generation and they will live with honesty and righteousness; they will make right every wrong; they will unite what has been divided; they will love the lost while standing steadfast on Biblical, unmovable doctrines.
Joh 5:16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. Joh 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
Jesus could say, “I’m just doing what my Dad taught me to do.”
I learned righteousness from my father; My Dad from above did not teach me to be hateful or graceless or spiteful or mean-spirited-or jealous, or envious or resentful of authority. I may have learned that from my failures and lack of faith, but never from my heavenly Father.
Joh 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. Joh 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. Joh 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
I learned to talk the right way from my Dad. What is the conversation that confronts the darkness? What is the conversation that brings healing to a brother or sister? If bad jokes and insensitive slurs and ill timed remarks are not the language of my Father, then what could I speak in the next few days that could translate love and peace to someone who may be sitting in the shadows of fear and pain? Listen now…