When you are born again you are in Christ Jesus, you are part of Him and He is part of you. Along with that precious blessing He brings WISDOM to you along with righteousness, sanctification and redemption.
Wisdom is such a precious blessing from the Lord. Wisdom comes from God not from man.
The Book of James is full of wisdom from God as we have seen over the weeks I have ministered out of the Book of James.
It is very practical wisdom that helps you in your everyday life to avoid pitfalls that can derail your Christian walk. James gives sound wisdom from God on many of the things that you experience and helps give you a direction that will bring victory and encouragement to your life.
Let’s receive more wisdom today from the Book of James:
“What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong-you want only what will give you pleasure.” James 4: 1-3 NLT
In looking at these verses James first of all talks about the fights and quarrels that are within you. Much of the frustration of life comes from inside of you not outside of you. There are struggles going on within you and when you try to receive what you want from your own ways instead of God’s way it always ends up in anxiety.
James directs you to ask God for what you want and cautions you to not ask for things that are only for selfish purposes.
“You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. What do you think the scriptures mean when they say that the spirit God has placed within us is filled with envy? But He gives us even more grace to stand against evil desires. As the scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but favors the humble.” James 4:4-6 NLT
When James is referring to adulterers in this context he is not referring to sexual things but instead is referring to your position in Christ where you should not be compromising with the world system when it opposes the Word of God.
The Apostle Paul in talking to his young protégé Timothy gave this warning about those living in the very end times like all of us: “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some (Christians) shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;” 1 Timothy 4:1
There is no doubt that many born again Christians are falling away from belief and trust in the Lord and His Word. It is a very dangerous thing for any Christian to ever do. This is a very good example of what James is talking about, spiritual adultery. It is very prevalent among born again Christians right now in our time.
Our Lord does not want us wrapped up in the ideology and moral decay of this world. It is spinning totally out of control. The Bible tells us: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16 another witness of scripture: “Wherefore come out from among them, (the world system and it’s morals and other things that the Bible is opposed to) and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” Please see scriptures of 2 Corinthians 6: 17-18
In other words don’t compromise with the world. You are IN the world BUT NOT OF the world.
Continuing on James 4:4 to be compromising with the world is to be an enemy of God.”… Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God?” James 4:4 NLT
This is who God considers us to be once we are born again: “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a PECULIAR PEOPLE; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9
The King James Version, KJV, of the Bible uses the word PECULIAR PEOPLE. However those words, PECULIAR PEOPLE, do not mean that Christians are weird, odd or crazy. On the contrary when you look up this scripture in the original Greek the word peculiar means POSSESSION and in most other translations of the Bible instead of using the word peculiar it states that it means: GOD’S VERY OWN POSSESSION OR GOD’S SPECIAL POSSESSION.
How does it feel to be considered by God that you are God’s very own possession or God’s special possession?
I love it. I am honored to be called that as a born again Christian by God Himself.
We as Christians are not called to be weird or odd but God’s special possession.
We should be different as Christians. We are not called to blend in with the world. What I mean by that is that we are not called to think, talk or act or go places like the world if it violates the Word of God.
We are to let the light of the Lord shine out of us so that the world can see the truth of God and His Word and that He is living in us. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, (not worldly bad works) and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
I have heard this saying many times but it is so true. The only Jesus people will see is the Jesus in you.
The most important thing you can do is allow the Spirit of God in you to come out of you and let the world see the love and light of Jesus Christ in you so that you can lead them to Jesus Christ as their Savior. Amen?
As we live for the Lord we have the assurance that He promises to give us more grace in order to stand against the evil desires of the world. …”But He gives us even more grace to stand against such evil desires. As the Scriptures say, God opposes the proud but favors the humble.” James 4:6 NLT
The Lord always resists the proud but the Lord always is for you if you are humble and humble yourself before the Lord in fact: “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. 1 Peter 5:6
The truth is that satan will try to destroy you when you allow yourself to be wrapped up in the world whether you are a Christian or not.
The Book of James gives you wisdom so you will be able to do what is right in the sight of the Lord and thereby prosper in every area of your life. See 3 John 1:2
“So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, FOR YOUR LOYALTY IS DIVIDED BETWEEN GOD AND THE WORLD. Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up in honor.” James 4:7-10 NLT
Let’s look at these verses because once again there is a lot of wisdom about living your Christian life in these verses and answers to questions that you probably have asked over and over again.
The word humble is the opposite of pride. God cannot stand pride in fact: “Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty (proud or arrogant) spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18
I hear people say that, the devil has been messing around with me all week.
The answer to that problem comes from the wisdom in the Book of James right here: “… Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7 NLT
Let me ask you this, if the devil has been messing around with you all week, what have to done to stop it?
The answer is right here, “… Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
Have you resisted the devil when he is attacking you? If you have not done this he will make your life a mess and you will always be on the defensive instead of the offensive.
The way you resist the devil is to say to him out loud: ‘Satan in the name of Jesus Christ I will not allow you to attack me and I rebuke you right now in the name of Jesus Christ, get out of here and stay out.”
Have you been saying that?
If not that is your problem, you have been listening to the devil in your mind or the devil influencing other people to talk negative to you and instead of getting to yourself and then resisting the devil out loud to him you just keep putting up with his garbage.
Resist the devil every time he comes against you. Always be on the offensive with satan, keep your guard up by also quoting the Word of God to the devil. He can’t stand that and believe me he will flee if you believe what you are saying out of the Word of God. Satan knows when you really believe something or not.
Then James says draw close to God and the way you do that is in daily prayer and reading the Word of God and worshipping and praising Him for all that He has done for you, is doing for you and will do for you.
Be appreciative to the Lord, always.
Then James gets into the world of Christians who compromise by having part of their life in the world and part in God. That will not work, you are wasting your time and you will be miserable. James 4:7-10
James goes further and tells you if you have had one foot in the world and one with God that you need to have deep sorrow and grief. You need to be sad because of the sin that is in your life if that is the case.
If you will do that and ask the Lord to forgive you He will: “But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.” 1 John 1:9 NLT
When you do that the Lord will lift you up and honor you. See James 4:10
I know that the questions to many of the things you have been encountering in your Christian life has been dealt with today in this teaching.
Nita and I enjoy hearing from you and encourage you to send us your prayer requests so that we can pray over them. The Bible says that there is additional power when 2 or more agree in prayer. Please see Matthew 18:19. We also enjoy receiving any Bible questions you may have so that we can respond to them. Please send them to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you as you apply the Book of James and the wisdom in that book to your life.
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We are involved in our ministry on an international level and also will be continuing to minister at churches as we are led to go to these churches in the United States.
On Tuesday October 27, 2015 the Spirit of God gave me a dream about a very large amount of people that I was ministering to. It seemed they were from different parts of the world. As I ministered to them I told them that WORLD WIDE REVIVAL was coming and that it would touch everyone on the face of the earth.
Every time I would say something to this huge crowd of people there would come a shout of excitement from them. But as I looked over to my right there was a man who I got eye contact with and I said this to him as we looked at each other. I told that man, whoever he was, that it was even going to affect him even though he would try to resist it.
And then I woke up.
Nita and I knew then and now that it was a dream from the Spirit of God and that He had called Nita and me to be part of this END TIME WORLD WIDE REVIVAL.
Since then I have ministered on revival in meetings and conversations I have had with other churches around the world.
JESUS SAID, “SAY NOT YE, THERE ARE YET FOUR MONTHS, AND THEM COMETH HARVEST? BEHOLD, I SAY UNTO YOU, LIFT UP YOUR EYES, AND LOOK ON THE FIELDS; FOR THEY ARE WHITE ALREADY TO HARVEST.” JOHN 4:35
Mankind has a tendency to push revival back to sometime in the future.
REVIVAL, REVIVAL, REVIVAL. (NOW, NOW, NOW).
“AS GOD’S PARTNERS, WE BEG YOU NOT TO ACCEPT THIS MARVELOUS GIFT OF GOD’S KINDNESS AND THEN IGNORE IT. FOR GOD SAYS, AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME, I HEARD YOU. ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.” 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, NEW LIVING TRANSLATION. INDEED THE “RIGHT TIME” IS NOW. TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION.”
We are spreading the Word of God around the world as the Holy Spirit leads us to new areas in an ever increasing amount.
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If you do not have the assurance of where you would spend eternity if you died right now please go to the top of this website and it will have a tab for “SALVATION.” In that tab will be what is required by God to be right with Him. When you pray that prayer and accept the Lord please send us a g mail to our website at: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you accepted the Lord as your Savior and Lord and were born again. We want to rejoice with you and pray for you. Thank you (Please look up these scriptures: John 3:3 and Romans 10:9-10 it talks about you being born again).
Surely you know people who are going through hell and high water with real battles in their life both Christians and those that are not born again Christians. The Word of God that is presented each week will help turn their situation around if they do the Word of God and instead of the anguish and tears will bring a smile and victory to their life, isn’t that worth you sharing this website with others?
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In the service of the King, Jesus Christ
Conrad and Nita Freiholtz
Conrad Freiholtz Ministries.