Sin - With Spirituality
To live and
work for the right reasons ...
Living Spiritually for Victory
Victory in the area of Spirituality
Spiritual Victory is obtained in
one area at a time. Spirituality is obtaining a
communion or fellowship with God in one area at a time.
"This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall
not fulfill the lust of the flesh."
Spirituality is Walking with God
Heb 4:9 "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God."
Heb 4:10 "For he that is entered into his
rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God
did from his."
Spirituality is resting in God
John 15:4 "Abide in me, and I in
you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me."
John 15:5 "I am the vine, ye
are the branches: He that
abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for
without me ye can do nothing."
John 15:6 "If a man abide not in
me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather
them, and cast them into the
fire, and they are burned."
John 15:7 "If ye abide in me,
and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall
be done unto you."
Spirituality is abiding in God.
Spirituality cannot be
mustered up or conjured up.
Spirituality is a
communion or fellowship with Jesus
2 Cor 3:4 "And such trust have we through
Christ to God-ward:"
2 Cor 3:5 "Not that we are sufficient of
ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is
* is not prayer
* is not Bible reading
* is not tithing
* is not Church Membership
* is not separation
* is not etc.
But Spirituality leads us to do all the above, giving us real
Many of the cults do much of the above, but are not Spiritual.
The cults cannot
* walk with the Lord, they are not
* rest in Christ, they are not
* abide in Christ, they are not
Victory in the area of Prayer
(Light review of what already has been said
about prayer )
An Example of prayer.
This is not the prayer we are to
repeat over and over again, but the model prayer to pattern our
Mat 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven,
Pray to the Father.
We pray to the Father, through
the Son with the help and power of the Holy Ghost.
Hallowed be thy name.
Praise or worship the Father.
Mat 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done
in earth, as it is in
Ask according to the Father's will, not ours.
Mat 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
Ask for your daily needs.
You may live on a weekly check, ask for your
Mat 6:12 And forgive us our
debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Forgive others, to receive forgiveness.
Mat 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
Ask for guidance.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and
the glory, for ever. Amen.
Rejoice in Him being the Father.
Victory in the area of Temptation
Preparation to keep Temptation away.
Mat 26:41 "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the
spirit indeed is willing,
but the flesh is weak."
Not entering into Temptation.
We do not watch and pray to the Lord to keep us from entering into Temptation, but the activity of watching and
praying for others keeps Temptation away.
When Temptation comes we must
1 Cor 10:13 "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: ..."
Every temptation we have is
common to everyone.
"... but God
is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that
ye are able; ..."
But God will not allow us to be tempted above
If we think we have been overly tempted, we
have misjudged what we can take. We have also, misjudged the Lord.
"... but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, ..."
God will use the tempting to build us up.
Escape the confines of what we were to the
liberty of victory over temptation.
"... that ye may be able to bear
We are not removed from the tempting
But are given strength to go through it.
Ridding ourselves of Temptation
1. Resist the temptation of
Be separate from the world
2. Resist the temptation of
Die to the old self
3. Resist the temptation of
James 4:7 "Submit yourselves therefore
to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
4. Being confessed up, allows us to be in communication with the
Lord. Then with His help, guidance and grace (power) we can do the
Phil 4:13 "I can do all things through
Christ which strengtheneth me."
wish away the blowing snow
banish next Summer's well.
Disdaining method, God bestown
foolishness, any muse can tell.
are tempted to cut short the heat
follows every Spring.
to not regard the wisdom of the Wise
hating noise, but loving bell to ring.
the kite wish away the wind
pulls and whips and troubles?
It's the same that lifts to glory
Making existence acceptable.
the waterfall complain about
wetness of its feet?
at all, it is the water
makes the sight so sweet.
skillet would n'er become
critic of the fire.
could it e'er lay low
means to produce or sire.
would the hair voice against
tugging, up-rooting brush.
'Cause the thrashing of the spiny-comb
the means to make it lush.
Likewise with the suffering saint
is tempted by what's tough.
n'er murmur o'er the trial
mature with Jesus, is worth rebuff.
when it's uphill and you must carry
load and theirs, too.
fling-in-the-face the burden too soon,
God-allowed to mature you.
Victory in the areas of False Teachers & Prophets
Anyone can be in error, but no one is allowed
to teach it. When trying to help others, we sometimes
receive back answers or even other questions. How do we know who we
should spend time to help and who should we shun?
New Christians often have unscriptural notions and
There is no problem with anyone being wrong
about something. The problem arrives when some begin to tell
Examples of false teachers and false prophets
* Many radio preachers
* Many TV preachers
* Books written to sell, not inform of the truth
* Church-hopping Christians
How do we know who we can help and who is just
another false preacher or
* Those that are teachable are
helped and can help others.
* Those that are not teachable are not helped and cannot help others.
No one has "arrived". If they will not listen
and learn, they are either into false teaching already or soon will be.
Victory in the area of Ministry Involvement
Seek out the needs of the local Church and
express your willingness to commit to these needs to
the Pastor, then exercise yourself under his direction.
This is vital.
* Church Ministry should be a committal.
* Church Ministry should be directed toward others.
* Church Ministry should be loving others in the service of
* Church Ministry should be done by all.
* Church Ministry should be the winning of souls as ministry is conducted.
No soul winning
* No real ministry.
* Just social reform.
The program of the Church is the
plain teaching of the Bible.
* Not what one or some believe.
* Not what one or some suppose.
* Not necessarily what denominations teach .
* Not what is voted upon.
Only vote on the
business of the Church, never doctrine.
* Not proclaiming obscure verses or passages.
But only what can easily and plainly be backed up by the entire
Scripture. If it can only be proven by a single passage, it should
not be given much air time.
Only those that are practicing the program of the Church, may supervise others in Church
Outside the Church there is no ministry.
Christ instituted only one organization, the
local Church. Work done outside the Church is not ministry of the Church, but some kind of personal business or
entertainment or education, etc.
How can you and I make sure we live and
work for the right reasons?