Posts tagged ‘deuteronomy 28’

January 23, 2016

Success: It’s an “Attitude”

by Lester Young

Let’s say you’ve been given an important project to complete. Now this is not just any important project, mind you: it’s vital and it’s big – so big, in fact, that deep down inside you already know you’re not even close to being qualified for it. Aside from doing your best to ignore the tap-tap-tapping of your knees knocking together, how do you handle it?

If you identify with those circumstances, I can say with certainty you’re not the first nor will you be the last. I can also tell you you’re in pretty good company. For instance, a few years ago this guy named Moses had been basically just wandering through life for four decades – decades! (Acts 7:29-30) Then one day out of the blue a very sizable project was unceremoniously dropped right in his lap: God introduced Himself and then – very matter-of-factly – directed Moses to go over to Egypt, free the nation of Israel and bring them out of there (Exodus 3:6-10). Doing his best to ignore the tap-tap-tapping of his knees knocking together, Moses replied, “Huh? Whaaa?? Uh, Lord, I think You got the wrong Moses: You’re probably lookin’ for Moses McGillicutty… he lives a couple miles down the wilderness thattaway.” To which the Lord just looked at him.

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December 14, 2015

Is Prosperity ‘Right’?

by Lester Young

Today we’re going to talk about a really fun topic, one that often tends to evoke strong, passionate feelings with regard to the Church – from those both outside and inside of it, oddly enough. What topic am I referring to? Why that faithful old standby and whipping-boy known as Prosperity, of course.

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November 30, 2015

The Common Thread between Garbage and Glory

by Lester Young

Most people wouldn’t think that the garbage of the world and the glory of God have anything remotely in common with each other – and, technically, they’d be right. But while the two reside on absolute opposite sides of the ‘manifestation’ spectrum, they nevertheless share a common thread that – despite being generally overlooked – cannot be dismissed.

What could Glory and garbage possibly have in common? Well, it’s actually sort of a “universal characteristic” indicative of how they both get here – that is, ‘here’ in the natural, on this earth. A few Scriptures should help illuminate things a bit:

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it [whether ‘death’ or ‘life’] shall eat the fruit [reward] thereof. (Proverbs 18:21);

“Just like the psalmist who wrote, ‘I believed it, so I said it,’ we say what we believe.” (2 Corinthians 4:13, The Message);

“The tongue is a fire… it sets on fire [ignites, starts] the course of nature [the circuit of natural, physical events]…” (James 3:6).

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