SPREADING THE WORD WITHOUT SAYING A WORD MINISTRY
BY: DEBBIE JIMENEZ
ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD, GOD MADE US TO BE PLEASING IN
HIS OWN SIGHT, NOT MAN’S!!!
1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for THE LORD SEETH NOT AS MAN SEETH; for man looketh on the outward appearance, BUT THE LORD
LOOKETH ON THE HEART.
Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, “WORKING IN YOU THAT WHICH IS WELLPLEASING IN HIS SIGHT”, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. GOD DOESN’T NEED CORRECTION, GOD MADE EVERY BELIEVER PERFECT IN HIS EYES!!! AGAIN, GOD IS “WORKING IN YOU THAT WHICH IS WELLPLEASING IN HIS SIGHT”!!! 2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
AS LONG AS WE ARE IN OUR MORTAL, FLESHLY BODIES, PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS FIND FAULT WITH OTHER PEOPLE, THAT’S OK… WE ARE STILL HUMAN!!!
THESE END TIMES ARE DIFFICULT TO LIVE IN, WITH ALL OF THE EVIL IN THIS WORLD AND AS SATAN ATTACKS AND ACCUSES THE BRETHREN DAY AND NIGHT, Revelation 12:10 … for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. THERE ARE DAILY STRUGGLES FOR THE TRUE BELIEVER IN CHRIST JESUS.
THEREFORE, WE AS BELIEVERS IN CHRIST JESUS, SHOULD BE BUILDING EACH OTHER UP, Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. WE SHOULD NOT TEAR EACH OTHER DOWN, THE WORLD DOES A REALLY GOOD JOB OF THAT WITHOUT THE HELP OF OTHER BELIEVERS…
HOWEVER, WHEN A BROTHER OR SISTER IN CHRIST JESUS HAS A CRITICAL SPIRIT, IT MAKES LIVING IN THESE LAST DAYS EVEN MORE DIFFICULT… REMEMBER, GOD’S WORD SAYS TO 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. Ephesians 4:27 Neither give place to the devil. James 3:16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
WHAT IS A CRITICAL SPIRIT??? A CRITICAL SPIRIT IS AN OBSESSIVE ATTITUDE OF CRITICISM AND FAULT-FINDING, WHICH SEEKS TO TEAR OTHERS DOWN. THE OBSESSIVE NEED TO ACCUSE, NAG AND CORRECT OTHERS; WHILE SEEING NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN. USUALLY PROJECTING THEIR OWN FAULTS ONTO OTHERS.
AS WE MAY REALIZE, THE DEVIL SPECIALIZES IN INFLUENCING NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR. HE MAY USE ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE CHANNELS, OR OTHER TECHNIQUES, TO INFLUENCE A COMPLAINING OR CRITICAL ATTITUDE TO STIR UP TURMOIL AND STRIFE WITHIN THE BODY OF CHRIST.
THIS SPIRIT IS POISON AND HARMFUL TO PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS!!! WHILE IT IS OFTEN DIFFICULT TO RECOGNIZE THIS DEMONIC SPIRIT IN ONES SELF, OTHERS SEE AND HEAR IT, LOUD AND CLEAR!!!
OBSESSIVE CRITICISM, FAULT FINDING AND BROW BEATING “IS NOT” THE SAME THING AS “CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM.” THOUGH THE ACCUSER WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE THAT!!!
THE ONLY CRITICISM THAT “IS EVER” CONSTRUCTIVE IS THAT WHICH IS EXPRESSED IN LOVE TO “BUILD UP,” NOT TO TEAR DOWN. ACCORDING TO THE STRONG’S CONCORDANCE, CONSTRUCT, MEANS TO BUILD UP.
Result of search for “CONSTRUCT”:
2680. kataskeuazo kat-ask-yoo-ad’-zo from 2596 and a derivative of 4632; to prepare thoroughly (properly, by external equipment; whereas 2090 refers rather to internal fitness); by implication, to construct, create:–build, make, ordain, prepare.
3618. oikodomeo oy-kod-om-eh’-o from the same as 3619; to be a house-builder, i.e. construct or (figuratively) confirm:–(be in) build(-er, -ing, up), edify, embolden.
4925. sunoikodomeo soon-oy-kod-om-eh’-o from 4862 and 3618; to construct, i.e. (passively) to compose (in company with other Christians, figuratively):–build together.
SO CONSTRUCTIVE WOULD MEAN BUILDING!!!
THE PERSON WITH A CRITICAL SPIRIT USUALLY DWELLS ON THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF OTHERS, RARELY LOOKING IN THE MIRROR TO SEE THEIR OWN SHORTCOMINGS. THEY LOOK FOR FLAWS RATHER THAN GOOD. THEY FEEL THE NEED TO CORRECT OTHERS AND THEY DO SO. THOUGH THEY DO HAVE MOMENTS OF GENUINE APPRECIATION FOR OTHERS, IT IS USUALLY SHORT LIVED OR SPORATIC.
THEY REFUSE FAULT AND BLAME, THEY COMPLAIN, ARE USUALLY EASILY IRRITATED, AND GENERALLY HAVE A PROBLEM OR A COMPLAINT ABOUT SOMETHING. THEY HAVE LITTLE OR NO REGARD FOR THE FEELINGS OF OTHERS. THEY APPEAR TO HAVE LITTLE CONTROL OVER THEIR TONGUE OR THEIR TEMPER. THEY HAVE A STRONG DESIRE TO SHARE THEIR UNSOLICITED EXPERT OPINION ON SUBJECTS OF WHICH THEY HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE.
WHEN SOMEONE CONSTANTLY ACCUSES OTHERS OF UNFOUNDED INIQUITIES, IT TEARS THEM DOWN. AGAIN, CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM IS SPOKEN IN LOVE, TO BUILD PEOPLE UP, NOT TO TEAR THEM DOWN!!!
THE BIBLE DOESN’T PROMISE PEACE TO THOSE WHO DWELL ON THE FAULTS OF OTHERS!!! IT SAYS THAT THE LORD WILL KEEP THEM IN PERFECT PEACE, WHOSE MINDS ARE STAYED ON HIM!!! Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. IF ONE’S MIND IS FIXED ON THE FAULTS OF OTHERS, HOW COULD IT BE ON JESUS??? IT CAN’T!!! Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
WE NEED TO REMIND OURSELVES THAT CHRIST LIVES INSIDE OF US AS BELIEVERS IN CHRIST JESUS. Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD, JESUS IS THE NOT THE ACCUSER, HE IS OUR ADVOCATE!!! 1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. SATAN IS THE ACCUSER. Revelation 12:10 … for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
SO WHERE DOES ACCUSING COME FROM ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD??? SATAN!!! WE AS BELIEVERS IN CHRIST JESUS MUST REMEMBER THIS, WHETHER YOU ARE THE ACCUSER OR THE ACCUSED, THE SOURCE OF THE ACCUSATIONS IS COMING FROM SATAN. ALWAYS BE MINDFUL OF GOD’S WORD!!!
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Ephesians 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 1 Corinthians 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.
JESUS SAID John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
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