Such Were Some of You

1 Cor. 6:9-11 ” Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,nor sodomites (temple prostitutes)10— Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers( abusers of others), nor extortioners, will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified. but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”  nkv
interesting to note this translation taking great liberty with the greek word because Paul never mentioned the word homosexual it was not a term used until the 19th century this is speaking primarily of temple prostitues and idol worship
The Apostle Paul, in writing to the church at Corinth, mentions 9 areas of the works of the flesh.   This is a partial description of Adam the old man of sin that is very corrupt, unrighteous, beastly, and can never inherit the kingdom of God.  ( Read: 1 Cor. 15:50 )  The Corinthian church was known for its carnality, immorality and its division, these things were happening among them as we find out from some other places in the book, but they were called babes in Christ not sinners.   It is important to understand that when a believer commits wickedness it does not make them wicked,  any more then a wicked person can become righteous by committing righteous deeds. 
He said in (1 Cor.2:2)  that he determined not to know anything among them except Jesus Christ and Him crucified;  this was his approach for bringing order.  It was to present the light and the reality of Christ before mentioning the darkness.  He first brought them to their true identity, before he uncovered the mistaken identity.
He showed them the way out of this lifestyle was to understand who they are in Christ and what has happened to them in His death;  they were not an old man of sin who could never inherit the kingdom of God.   (He did not say inherit heaven when they die)  but he said inherit the kingdom of God which is a present reality in the Holy Spirit.  When we see who we are in Christ and what has really happened to us in His death, burial, and resurrection;  we will  begin to live as those who are free and no longer under the bondage of any thing.
This is what has happened to us in The name of Jesus and by His Holy Spirit.
We were washed————-To have remitted, washed away  we have had the dirt of an old man removed by the pure water of the Spirit.
We were sanctified———-set apart for sacred purpose, consecrated, made to be holy, also it means to be brought to rest.
We were justified———–Made worthy, declared to be righteous, vindicated, found not guilty through His grace not by our works.

Principles of No Sweat

Principles of No Sweat:

Ezekiel 44:15-18


This is concerning priest Zadok he made three separations that stands out, When David was anointed as King he left Saul and stood with David, When Absalom the son of David betrayed his father he stood with David, When Adonijah the other son of David presumed he should be King instead of Solomon Zadok stood with David.

The other priest ministered to the people, but did so with idols however the sons of Zadok ministered to the Lord.

This to you and I represent our beliefs (Saul) our reputation (Absalom) and our will (Adonijah) what we think want and feel these things become idols in our lives that we separate from in order to enter in to that place of rest called No Sweat.

Sweat is self-effort it is the result of laboring under the sun which is human wisdom, the Christ life is effortless because He already paid for it all, this is life in the son which is divine wisdom…

(1) Self effort is the result of needing personal
recognition.

(2) The more we sweat the less the results.

(3) Faith always comes from a posture of rest if we
are sweating we are not resting.

(4) God is going to either do it all through grace in us or not at
all.

(5) Divine transferal; God works while we rest this
is what it means to be a co-laborer with Him.

(4) Our first responsibility is to respond to Him in
worship.

(5) Old Covenant mentality is this if you will I will, The New Covenant is that He has declared an
eternal “I Will”

(6) Another died in Our Place now another must live in
our place.

(7) If He is the one doing the work then why are we so
tired?

Finally today; Let us take off all the problems that
make us sweat everything He does is the result of
what He has already done.


H Scott Stimson

How to tell if someone is Toxic

How to tell if someone is toxic.

1- They bring confusion instead of peace.

2-They bring tension instead of freedom.

3- You cannot be yourself because you are afraid of causing an argument, You walk on egg shells.

4-They are unpredictable in public
What they may say or do.

5-You find yourself feeling down because of them, but you feel like your addicted to them they have become a poison to your own well being.

6-They play games with your mind just enough to keep you from moving on without them.

7-They will abuse your time, your family and friends to get what they want, they are driven by their own desire and interest.

The only way to break free is to stop the toxic flow meaning absolutely no communication avoid them like a sickness and let your health return.

H Scott Stimson

7 ways to start over

1 – You must cut off toxic relationships from the past..

2 – Begin to focus on what your wanting not what you don’t want, Think in the direction you want to go..

3 – Practice feeling good and look for things that make you smile and avoid things that make you sad or negative.

4 – Surround yourself with people who make you laugh and are positive..

5 – Listen and learn from the people that are already where you want to be in life.

6 – Never beat yourself up for past failures..

7 – Enjoy your life everyday make your intentions known what you want to see in the day because it is yours to rule over.

H Scott Stimson

Proverbs 3 Red Neck Translation (RNT)

Proverbs 3 Red Neck Translation

1 Alright boy, you best not forget what i show you,
and keep what I tell ya right in the middle of yer heart,
2 they will make you live a good long time.
and give ya a worry free mind and a real good life.

3 Hang on to loving folks and give em a break and be honest ;
don’t never forget this either,
write em in your heart like you write that girls name in that big tree
4 When ya do things right its gonna go good for ya, and even decent folks will like ya and the good Lord will notice it too.

Then folks will know the good Lord smiled on you and you kept your word to him and to your neighbor.

5 Rely on the good Lord with all yer heart
    and pay no attention to that head of yours;
in all your ways let him go first,
    and he will keep you on the right road.

Now boy don’t ever get to thinking your as sharp as my best ax;
give to the good Lord his proper due and stay away from hurting others.
This will keep your body feeling right good
    and it will be like granny’s medicine for your bones.

9 Give to the Lord before you give to yourself ,

whatever you earn at payday or harvest take it right off the top;

10 he will make sure them barns are full ,

and your grapes make the best wine.11 My boy, don’t go getting yourself a bad attitude and fretting about having to live right and all ,

12 cause the good Lord corrects them he really cares about,

just like my pa did me and like I do you, that don’t mean i don’t care bout ya.13 You can count yourself special and get good horse sense,when ya figure life out,

14 its better than money

and better than finding a gold mine.

15 it’s worth more than them there red rubies the lady in the city had;

well shoot there ain’t nothing you can even want that is any better then gettin the good Lord’s thoughts.

16 In the right hand ya live long;

in the left hand ya got all the goods ya could want without stealing it from folks either.

17 thinking like God just make ya feel right good ,

and makes ya live in a peaceful kinda way.

18 it’ll be a like a fruit tree of living to them who hang on to his thoughts ;

those who don’t give up gonna be real happy.19  The Good Lord’s horse sense put all this earth together anyway,

it was his figurin that hung them stars in their place;

 It was by his know how he divided up the oceans from land and told the clouds to bring dew in the mornin time.

21 Now boy, don’t lose sight of the good Lord’s horse sense and how he thinks,
 keep your head up and pay attention to where yer going;
22 they will give you a right good life,
    an make you feel like things just go good for you.
23 Then you’ll be right safe when you go down dark roads, and you’ll not get tripped up.
24 When ya lay down at night, you won’t be scared;
    , and your sleep will be down right sweet.
25 Don’t go gettin scared of something real bad happening
    or the hard times that takes over cruel folks,
26  The good Lord will stand right by yer side
    and will keep you from gettin caught in a trap.

27 Don’t go hidin from folks you owe money to when it’s due, and you got it right there beside you.
28 Don’t go saying to yer neighbor,
    “come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to ya”—
    when you got it right there in yer pocket.
29 Don’t go planning to hurt your neighbor,
    after all they trust you enough to live right beside you.
30 Don’t go accusing folks for no reason—
    when they ain’t done nothin to you.

31 Don’t get jealous of those mean cruel folks
    or take up any of their dad burn ways.

32 For the good Lord don’t take to kindly to twisted folks who hurt others
    but he will sure enough fight for the ones who live right.
33 The cruel folks are on the wrong side of the good Lord that there is miserable place,
    but he sure enough looks out for those who live right.
34 The good lord makes fun of those who make fun of others.
    but smiles on them who are humble and have a tough time.
35 Wise folks gonna be honored,
    but the stupid only get disappointed.

(CW) 2013

The Nature Of Giving

The giver lives in you and flows through you to support his own work and bless people.

From Jackie Hyatt Lacy We have all sat through manipulative giving and intimidation tactics but if that abuse still determines our giving, then we haven’t yet known grace giving. In fact it is my opinion, that if the abuse of the past in the area of giving keeps us from giving then the manipulators of the past are still controlling us. I am not giving anyone the power to rule what I do and don’t do because of what they have done. It is time to renew our minds with His grace and acknowledge that there is Giver living in us and we can be demonstration of His giving nature and walk in His likeness. I don’t have to give to be blessed, I can give because I am blessed and I love to because it isn’t a discipline or a command, it is my nature. Thank God! end quote

Those who understand who they are and what they have will never be afraid to give, those who don’t will have to face their insecurity.

Our offerings have a fragrance they either smell like sweet grace or bitter law.

We give cheerfully when we give to who we love and believe in, when its from a passionate heart not a dead law.

Giving is a key that opens the door to abundance and liberates us from greed and spiritual resistance.

Under the old covenant it is if you will I will, but under the new it is an eternal I will it is settled.

If you don’t like hearing about giving you have probably heard it in condemnation or manipulation, but not liberty as it should be.

Giving is only giving when it is freely done, if it is through law, pressure, manipulation, or fear it is no longer giving, but it is stolen by persuasion.

You have been given all things even before you ever gave anything, the enemy cannot steal your true riches only the illusion of what you thought you had.

In Luke 6:38 when Jesus said give and it shall be given money is not mentioned, he was talking about judgment and forgiveness.

You are much richer than you think you are it isn’t valued by your bank account, but by your peace and relationships.

In giving don’t let your left hand (the natural) know what your right hand (Spiritual) is doing, but give from the spirit before God and as one with God.

Only give out of grace through faith and never give because of threats of being cursed if you don’t.

Giving in the understanding we already have all things is the highest form of giving.

A cheerful giver never gives to get something, but from an understanding they are one with God.

When we give from who we are in Christ we reject manipulation and human pressure and give from a faith that see’s unlimited kingdom resources.

Many years ago I started giving back to the people by putting money into their hands during personal ministry and I have seen needs met to the penny.

The richest man who ever lived died and left you an inheritance then rose again to become the executor of his own will.

You have been given an open heaven, every door is open, and the abundance of all things to enjoy.

If you believe God won’t bless if you don’t give or obey him, then you frustrate grace and limit yourself receiving from him.

Some people say God blesses me because I tithe I say its because that is what you believe is the condition for your blessing, the truth is he already blessed you with everything before you tithed or gave.

Your giving is the proof of your faith, but not a condition for God to bless you.

Give simply, spontaneously, cheerfully, systematically, and purposefully, but not from pressure fear or manipulation.

You are only as rich or poor as your source is, God is the possessor of heaven and earth.

Scott Stimson Sr.

Why Disasters?

The whole creation is on tiptoe,  to see the wonderful sight of the sons of God coming into their own. Rom.8:19  (J.B. Phillips translation)
 
Many questions are asked about disasters in the earth I don’t have all the answers and sometimes the best answer is I just don’t know, but here are some things to consider as we look to the Lord. 
 
Here are some questions that arise.
 
(1)—–Is this God punishing man for their sinfulness?  The answer is NO!  God put the sin on Jesus at the cross.    (2 Cor.5:21)
 
(2)—–Is this a sign of the end of the world?  No !  Not anymore then any other disaster in the past 2000 years. 
 Consider this about tornados they have happened many other times in history, was it a sign of the end of the world when it happened a century ago or even before that?  We must not allow ourselves to be put in fear or mis-understanding thinking the end of time has come.
Jesus when he mentioned earthquakes and other events in Mt.24 or Mk.13:8 he said, ” this is the beginning of sorrows”  this word sorrows in the greek  means travail or birth pangs, not the end of the world, but the end of one thing is the birth of something new. 
 
(3)—–Is God trying to tell us something? always, but that is not the reason for the tornado God’s method for revelation is for us to embrace His son, and the Holy Spirit will teach us all truth.
 
(4)—– Did the devil do this?  I don’t believe so I know that is surprising to some, but the devil is not that big and powerful, and he is limited to what men do, he does not own the earth and never has he is a defeated foe, when we don’t have an answer for something we are quick to blame the devil or even God, someone may say well he is the prince and power of the air yes he is, but the word air in the greek is not that kind of air where the birds fly but the greek word “aer” meaning breath or respiratory.
 
(5)——How could a loving God let this happen?  It is truth that God is love, and His tender mercies are over all His works.  The Psalmist said ,”The heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth has He given to the children of men.” (Ps.115:16)  God has placed us in charge of the planet yet God is the owner, but we are still his managers authority of the planet is in our hands so we must come into our own together. 
 Here is what is happening;  the earth is in travail giving birth to a new day waiting to be free from the pain of an old creation called  “The first Adam” and delivered into the glory of a new creation called the” last Adam ”  We also groan within our  physical body waiting for the manifestation (Greek-apokalupsis)  un-covering or revealing  of God’s dear son’s or the disclosing or coming  read Rom. 8 especially verse 19
 
(6) Can we learn something from this?  Absolutely!  We can learn more than we can say in this article.  we can learn what is most important in life, and that it is not things, but people.
 
Scott Stimson Sr.

The Gates Of The City

It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. Rev.21:12

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. Rev.21:21

Heb.12:22 But you “have” come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God

You are the city of God the lambs wife, there is one street of gold in you it is his nature, the lamb is your light and you have no need of sun (natural light) nor the moon (artificial light) your gates must always remain open, and your foundation cannot be broken.

There are two cities of Jerusalem one from above that is free which we have now come to in Christ, and the one from beneath which is still in bondage with her children.

“But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother”. Galatians 4:26

Each gate in the city is one pearl which is made by one grain of sand at a time (truth) in the deep darkness (hopelessness) through the secretions within the Oyster which involves pain.

The 12 Gates of the City:

There is a gate of grace its the high praise of deliverance called the pearl of Judah.

There is a gate of grace we go through called a troop it is where we experience the battle and find total victory, it is the pearl of Gad.

There is a gate of grace we go through called happiness, it is the pearl of Asher.

There is a gate of grace we go through that causes us to forget our past hurts and trauma. Called the pearl of Manassah.

There is a gate of grace called hearing this is when our ear is opened to revelation knowledge, it is the pearl of Simeon

There is a gate of grace we must go through called a habitation of rest, it is called the pearl of Zebulon.

There is a gate of grace we go through that joins us together as one it is called the pearl of Levi.

There is a gate of grace we go through called divine increase it is the pearl of Ephraim.

There is a gate of grace we go through where our focus changes from being a servant to behold a son, it is called the pearl of Reuben.

There is a gate of grace we go through the son of my right hand speaks of authority and favor it is called the pearl of Benjamin.

There is a gate of grace we go through where we find our reward is not in earthly success or perishable things but in Christ, it is called the pearl of Issachar.

There is a gate of grace we go through where we know what it is to be left alone and wrestle unto a new day, it is the pearl of Naphtali.

Each gate of the city is an experience we have in Christ that produced a pearl something that will not be taken away, the experience becomes a precious pearl.

Scott Stimson Sr.

What Is A Revival?

The very word revival means to breathe life into that which is dead or that which is dying.


In modern terms it takes on many different meanings sometimes nothing more than a week of meetings at a church where a few people come to the Lord, and the church adds a couple of new families only to do the same thing again next year, also to some it is experiencing the gifts of the Holy Spirit and that would be called a revival.

 Many others think that revival is happening because of the crowds of people that come to conferences or special meetings where the praise of men and money are enormous, but of course this is certainly not a real revival.  

“We are to be a revival not just have one”

8 ways we will know when it is a real revival:

(1)—–When the moving of the Holy Spirit is so great and awesome it cannot be marketed or controlled when we can no longer seize the moment to feed our greed

 (2)—–When political and religious leaders humble themselves under the mighty hand of God.  when they consider their title, seniority, and praise from men to be worthless, when they are more focused on people than popularity.

(3)—–When we are Christ centered and Kingdom focused When the gospel of Jesus Christ is fully preached  not a prophetic interpretations of the news.

(4)—–When we are truly impacting and imparting to the generations to come, as leaders, mentors, and parents.

(5)—–When signs,wonders and miracles are common place, and those who would use them for greed would face divine intervention.

(6)——When relationships in the body of Christ are in covenant love, and not political when we actually can have relationship with those that we support, and they are not just a celebrity media image.

(7)——-When the people are doing the ministry and the need for a five fold ministry is more remote,  this will happen when the church has come to the knowledge of one new man, and there is no difference between the laity and the clergy.

(8)—–When the walls between the secular and the sacred are torn down,and people evangelize through relationships and the light of the glory of God shines out of darkness, and a true witness of the finished work of Jesus Christ is manifest through kingdom authority.

H Scott Stimson Sr.

How The Apostles Died/ The Death of Jesus

1. Matthew suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, killed by a sword wound.

2. Mark died in Alexandria, Egypt, after being dragged by horses through the streets until he was dead.

3. Luke was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous preaching to the lost.

4. John faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution in Rome; however, he was miraculously delivered from death.John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison Island of Patmos. He wrote the Book of Revelation on Patmos. The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve as Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey . He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully.

5. Peter he was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross. According to church tradition it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die in the same way that Jesus Christ had died.

 6. James the leader of the church in Jerusalem , was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his enemies beat James to death with a fuller’s club.* This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.

7. James the Great Son of Zebedee, was a fisherman by trade when Jesus called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was ultimately beheaded at Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the officer walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian.

8. Bartholomew also known as Nathaniel, he was a missionary to Asia. He witnessed for our Lord in present day Turkey. Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip.

9. Andrew He was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras, Greece. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words: ‘I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.’ He continued to preach to his tormentors for two days until he expired.

10. Thomas was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the Sub-continent.

11. Jude was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.

12. Matthias the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.

13. Paul was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundation doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament.

  Jesus’ Death :The Death of Jesus  at the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to death. at the time Crucifixion it was the”worst” kind of death criminals were condemned to be crucified. Yet it was even more dreadful for Jesus, unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion Jesus was to be nailed to the Cross by His hands and feet. Each nail was 6 to 8 inches long. The nails were driven into His wrist not into His palms as is commonly portrayed. There’s a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder.

The Roman guards knew that when the nails were being hammered into the Wrist that tendon would tear and break, forcing Jesus to use His back muscles to support himself so that He could breathe. Both of His feet were nailed together. Thus, He was forced to support Himself on the single nail that impaled His feet to the cross. Jesus could not support himself with His legs because of the pain so He was forced to alternate between arching His back then using his legs just to continue to breath. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the suffering, the courage.

Jesus endured this reality for over 3 hours. Yes, over 3 hours! Can you imagine this kind of suffering? A few minutes before He died, Jesus stopped bleeding. He was simply pouring water From his wounds. From common images we see wounds to His hands and feet and even the spear wound to His side… But do we realize His wounds were actually made in his body. A hammer driving large nails through the wrist, the feet overlapped and an even large nail hammered through the arches, then a Roman guard piercing His side with a spear. But before the nails and the spear Jesus was whipped and beaten. The whipping was so severe that it tore the flesh from His body. The beating so horrific that His face was torn and his beard ripped from His face. The Crown of thorns cut deeply into His scalp. Most men would not have survived this torture. ” He had no more blood to bleed out, only water poured from His wounds. The human body contains about 3.5 liters (just less than a gallon) of blood. Jesus poured all 3.5 liters of his blood; He had three nails hammered into His members; a crown of thorns on His head and, beyond that, a Roman soldier who stabbed a spear into His chest…All these without mentioning the humiliation He suffered after carrying His own cross for almost 2 kilometers, while the crowd spat in his face and threw stones (the cross was almost 30 kg of weight, only for its higher part, where His hands were nailed). Jesus had to endure this experience, to open the Gates of Heaven, So that you can have free access to God. So that your sins could be “washed” away. All of them, with no exception! Don’t ignore this situation.JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU  and as you.

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