How Is Your Relationship With God?
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Delivered By
Pastor Wayne Powers
Delivered On
October 2, 2016

Who needs the Word of God?

It is important to encourage the body of Christ. In Isaiah 40:1 the Lord says, "Comfort, yes, comfort My people!"

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David said in Psalm 119:105, Your word is lamp to my feet. And a light to my path." The word of God is a lamp and light for all those who believe.

How is your relationship with God? Do you have a true relationship with God?

  • Are you more concerned about your physical body rather than your spiritual soul?
  • Are you more concerned with worldly pleasures and possessions than spiritual riches?
  • Are you satified with religion?
  • Are you more concerned with being comfortable, feeling good, being at ease, not offended or challenged in your spirit?
  • Are you more concerned about a good opinion with man rather than the approval of God?

Do you need the spiritual riches of God or the pleasures and acceptance of the world?

"Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God." James 4:4

We must examine our relationship with the Lord.

  • "Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart." Psalm 26:2

  • "Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead." Phillipians 3:13

Where will you spend eternity?

  • "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." Romans 8:6

  • "Because the carnal mind is enmity against God." Romans 8:7

The good news: we can be reconciled with God through Jesus Christ. (ref Colossians 1:20-23)

We must be careful in all we do. Satan is subtle. He is cunning in how he approaches us and how he deceives us (Genesis 3:1).

We must crucify ourselves daily so that itwill not rise up and take back over and we must walk in the Spirit. The flesh will do whatever it can to gain ground in your life and get whatever it wants.

Examples of what the flesh can do:

  • Jacob stealing Esau's blessing (Genesis 27)

  • Saul disguising himself to seek counsel with a medium (I Samuel 28)

There are many deceivers in this world. The bible refers to them as "wolves in sheep's clothing" (ref Matthew 7:15 ref vss II Corinthians 11:13, Jude 4). There are many people in the pulpits today that are paid well to deceive, sowing seeds of unbelief and destroying the faith of those listening.

Where should we find those that live like God, who have a godly fear of Him? We shouldn't have to look farther than ourselves.

Christians are to be holy (ref vss I Peter 1:15, 16; Hebrew 12:14).

How many of us glory in the holiness of God?

How often must we be reaquainted with God because we don't keep ourselves acquainted with Him?

There is a big difference between obedience and legalism. We do not live in an age of grace. You cannot live like hell and expect to go to heaven.

It is not wise to compare your spiritual standing with that of another to determine if we are living right (ref James 1:24).

We can only compare ourselves to the life Jesus led to know we are being obedient.

Ungodliness is running rampant in our churches today. The belief that we are under grace and therefore can continue to sin is ungodly.

This form of godliness (what the church prefers):

  • is running rampant
  • has led people further from holiness
  • killed the works of the Holy Spirit
  • made the church a laughing stock

Our God is not dead or willing to leave us in the condition we are in. If you want victory, quit playing church.



From the Pastor

   "Freedom Worship Center"

Our foundation is laid upon the principles of biblical holiness. Even before the church experienced the outpouring of the Holy Ghost, it's roots were set in the holiness revival of the past century.  It was and is, a holiness church--holiness in fact and holiness in name. The passing of 18 years has not diminished our holiness position or convictions. The years have, instead, strengthened our knowledge that without holiness it is impossible to please God. We hereby remind ourselves that the Scriptures enjoin us at all times to examine our own hearts. Conditions of our day desperately require it. The basic doctrines of the church have remained constant since the inception of the church."

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