Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Day 186 - Life Is So Daily!

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 102
         
Michael’s book is available through:

Abiding Life Ministries International
Littleton, Colorado
(303) 972-0859       www.abidinglife.com

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NOTICE: a new blog on Michael Wells’ book, Sidetracked In The Wilderness, called Getting Out of the Wilderness.  You can access by logging onto www.leemcchristianministries.blogspot.com


Michael draws attention to the most simple part of living life as a Christian: recognizing the truth that God “always leads us in triumph in Christ.”  Makes the thought of being a “defeated Christian” sort of ridiculous, doesn’t it?  Why is it that any Christian could ever go there?  Well, Michael tells us…


DAY 186

Life Is So Daily!

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. –II Corinthians 2:14


A fellow was in my office complaining about his wife’s behavior. When he finished, I began to speak. “Have you done the basics? Are you loving her? Are you bringing every thought captive to Christ? Are you being offended until you cannot be offended?”
“I've tried all that!” was his response.
How can any of us say, “I have tried all of that”? Did we try breathing, did we try going to the bathroom, did we try getting dressed, and did we try stopping at red lights? After trying all of them, did we decide never to try them again? How stupid. Some things are not things that we try, but things that we consistently do. Abiding is not something that we try; it is something that we do every moment of every day. Abiding in Christ, realizing that we are in Him and He is our focus, is not a light switch that is turned on once and stays on. I remember seeing a bicycle hooked up to a generator so that when a person was pedaling he got light, but it quickly extinguished when the pedaling stopped. The person could not stop pedaling and say, “Well, I tried that, but it does not work,” when the problem is that he himself stopped working. There are many things in our lives that are not one-time things but daily. I remember a young woman telling me that she did not like marriage. I pressed her to reveal why. In the end she responded, “I guess it is just so daily.” Well, amen! Abiding is not only daily but, more appropriately, moment by moment.



How you ever stopped to think of how many TRUTHS (God’s truths) are negated by any Christian who:
a.    does not know about the TRUTH
b.    does not believe the TRUTH
c.    does not “do” the TRUTH  (p.s. – we “do” what we “believe”)

Crazy, isn’t it?  God tells us very plainly something vitally important about life as a Christian, and we “negate” His Word by the response we give.  Abiding is abandoning self and acknowledging/accepting that we are in Him & making Him our focus.  Easy to do, isn’t it?  (did you ever see Michael give the old “two-hand focus illustration”?  or the “pencil point toward the eye illustration”?)

But Michael’s point is that it is something we just simply need to continue to do…every moment of every day.  Well, now…how many want to abandon “self” for that long?  Oh…just the ones who want to allow God to lead us in triumph in Christ.

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NOTICE: a new blog on Michael Wells’ book, Sidetracked In The Wilderness, called Getting Out of the Wilderness.  You can access by logging onto www.leemcchristianministries.blogspot.com


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Day 185 - Life

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 101
         
Michael’s book is available through:

Abiding Life Ministries International
Littleton, Colorado
(303) 972-0859       www.abidinglife.com

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LIFE…oh, what all man will give for life…  Of course, most want an “abundant life”…more, more, and more of whatever man thinks will make him happy (and to most that has something to do with “sin”).  Jesus never promised man an “abundant life,” He promised that man can have “life more abundantly” (John 10:10).  That “life more abundantly” is His life.  Follow Michael’s progression to the truth of this.


DAY 185

Life

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. --James 1:5, 6

We need an absolute way to live, a working religion. Carnal man has fought to have every hindrance to the passing pleasure of sin removed, and the result is a people adrift. Safety in being tied to the dock through moral absolutes was no longer valued; now he is free to drift, tossed back and forth in confusion and chaos, eventually thrown from the boat, groping for a life vest in the form of a system that will give him the freedom to experience pleasure, self-centered living, lack of struggles, and happiness, while at the same time make life make sense.

Does such a system exist? It does not exist in the theory of evolution. Man is an animal and yet higher than animals, for it is said he evolved; but where did conscience come from? Should the strong succeed? Those who count themselves among the strong would say, “Yes,” while, “No” would be the answer from those who know themselves to be weak. It is chaos! Such a system does not exist in government; it does not exist in religion. While I believe the opposite also to be true, religion needs government to exist, for the religious will continue to blame the government for their failures. If only government would be eliminated, then religion would succeed; and yet, where religious systems like Islam take the place of government, the carnal desires of man merely go underground. We can therefore conclude that outward systems that encourage the flesh will cause man to break down and outward systems that attempt to hinder the flesh of man also cause man to fall apart. Only one option is left, and that is an inward system that is an absolute that allows man to thrive. If sin were natural, man would bloom, not rot, under it. The only thing that is natural for man is the absolute of Christ, for He created and holds man together. Hence, He is the Way!

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Red – GP, Greatest Promises
Turquoise – UR, Unfathomable Riches           Pink – PV, Priceless Victory



God’s wisdom is a marvelous possession, for it turns us from the folly of the thoughts and ways of man to the thoughts and ways of God.  I am reminded of something I heard Michael say years ago: “My IQ is ____ (I think he said 120, or something like that…I don’t remember the specific #), but God’s IQ is 999 ka-zillion and counting (maybe not the exact # Michael gave, but close!)which one do you think is more meaningful?”

Good point, Michael!  So, why does man continue to seek the life he deems so great?  I understand why unregenerate man does…read 1 Corinthians ch.2, especially vs.9-14.  But what I can’t understand is why the regenerated/born again man does so. 

Perhaps one answer is what Michael wrote in Day 187: “It is true that if something is not Christian, it is not natural…God…created life, and life speaks just as loudly as Scripture…For just a moment lay aside theological knowledge and let me ask what life has taught you in regard to feeding the flesh, being bitter, hating an enemy, looking within, refusing to love, excusing disrespect, and avoiding God…What life is telling you is consistent with Scripture…God is the author of life, and for life to run smoothly, it must run in Him.”  YES!  The only thing that is natural for man is the absolute of Christ.  That is “an inward system that is an absolute that allows man to thrive.”  Well, amen.

Man is always looking on the outside…God is always interested about the inside.  Too many Christians are still looking to the outside…


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Monday, August 11, 2014

Day 102 - Forcing Miracles!

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 100
         
Michael’s book is available through:

Abiding Life Ministries International
Littleton, Colorado
(303) 972-0859       www.abidinglife.com

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I would venture not many have ever read this passage of Scripture and EVER had the thoughts Michael gives us in Day 102’s writing!  But…once again Michael gives us opportunity to see why UNBELIEF is so prevalent in the lives of Christians all over this world…


DAY 102

Forcing Miracles!

Now it came about on one of {those} days, that He and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” And they launched out. But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended upon the lake, and they {began} to be swamped and to be in danger. And they came to Him and woke Him up, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And being aroused, He rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. And He said to them, “Where is your faith? --Luke 8:22-25

Jesus is asleep, the storm comes, the disciples are frightened, and they call on Him. Should we not always call on Him in a storm? They do, and they are rebuked with, “Where is your faith?” Why? They only did that in which so many today glory, which is forcing Jesus into performing a miracle. Some have made whole ministries out of forcing Jesus to do things and being applauded for their great faith. Yet, when the disciples force deliverance, they are rebuked for having little faith. Again we ask why. Jesus had permitted the storm for their perfection. The process was interrupted by unbelief, and Jesus stopped the storm. He did a miracle at their bidding, but it was not a positive. They should have crawled next to Him and gone to sleep, resting through the storm that would not have touched them either way. The storm’s effect on them was not the issue. What the storm could perfect in them or expose in them was the issue. Again, in today's Christianity, calling on Jesus and forcing a miracle is often viewed as proof of spirituality, when just the opposite is true. For example, one has a rebellious child. The parent has pleaded and reasoned; he has acknowledged that he is in a storm. Now a choice must be made between panic and calling on Jesus to stop the situation or going to lie down next to Him and resting. Believer, when the next storm comes, and it will come, what will you do?

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Wow!  Who would have thought that?  Better still…where is our faith?  And what miracle are we praying for…perhaps praying so hard for and trying to “force” Jesus to perform, instead of snuggling up next to Jesus and resting?

Would to God we could learn that His tests and storms are all for our perfection.  And learn that many miracles we pray for, and get, are not a positive.  The tests and storms are perfecting us, or revealing something else in us.

Well, amen.


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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Day 98 - Flesh Is Flesh

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 99
         
Michael’s book is available through:

Abiding Life Ministries International
Littleton, Colorado
(303) 972-0859       www.abidinglife.com

Notice:  this email is part of a BLOG, called Living Life With a Capital “C”Why a blog?  So that many can receive the weekly thoughts I express on Michael’s writings in an easy manner. 


Michael discusses what is one of the most misunderstood, or most “forgotten,” or most “ignored” teachings in Scripture.  And the end result is too many Christians missing what is really going on in their lives…leaving them without the knowledge to begin to deal with problems they face each and every day.


DAY 98

Flesh Is Flesh

That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. --John 3:6

You have flesh! The flesh, simply defined, is the body, mind, will, and emotions of man under the control of something other than Jesus. Believers and unbelievers alike have flesh. Walking in the flesh is the opposite of abiding in Christ. Have you seriously considered that your flesh will never improve? It is an important point. How can we expect the flesh to be anything other than flesh? Flesh is flesh and can do nothing that is of the Spirit. We have seen bad flesh and are often on a continual quest to find good flesh in ourselves, our mates, our church family, and our children.

Once I was visiting with a couple about the husband’s affair. The wife, legitimately, was quite hurt. But the longer she talked, the more something illegitimate came to the forefront: flesh! This woman wanted her husband to guarantee that his flesh would never again do such a thing. How can he do that? He cannot, for that type of bad flesh does that kind of thing. The flesh's determining to do better will change nothing, for flesh does not control flesh. It is futile to find out what the flesh can do but worthwhile to discover and admit what it cannot do. Good flesh cannot lead a godly life. I wanted the husband to recognize that he is weak and that repeating the same mistake was completely possible. Then I wanted him to move into Christ and discover that His power is manifested in the man’s weakness. Flesh is completely subjugated when a believer is abiding. On the other hand, the wife wanted his flesh to determine to live spiritually. She did not understand what I was saying, which was understandable. She thought I was giving him an excuse. I was not. I just wanted to get to the spider and stop sweeping cobwebs. She had found something good in her own flesh--that she had never had an affair--and was clinging tenaciously to the hope that good flesh could help her husband. “Because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God” (Romans 8:7). Why do we always attempt to find good in our flesh? The best of flesh is the worst of it, for it keeps us from humbly seeking Christ. She got the point and released her husband to abide in Christ rather than promising to make bad flesh act nicely.

Finding something good in the flesh is so vexing, consuming, and defeating. Why do we defend ourselves? Because we are holding on to the belief that there is something good in our flesh! Why can others control us by leaving us out? Because there is something good in our flesh that deserves better treatment! Why do we react and not respond to those around us? There is something good in our flesh that must be respected! Agree with God and admit that there is nothing good in your flesh, and then agree with others. When told you are proud, say, “Yes, and you have not see the worst of my flesh!” When told that you are stupid, worthless, inferior, and angry, simply agree! Agree that in your flesh dwells no good thing.  

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Red – GP, Greatest Promises
Turquoise – UR, Unfathomable Riches           Pink – PV, Priceless Victory



Everything has a definition, because words have meaning.  And it is very important to have lots of words in our vocabulary…and to have the CORRECT meanings.  Otherwise we cannot have the correct understanding.  This word “flesh” is one of the most important for Christians to know and understand to get the truths of the N.T. that speak to walking (living) in the “flesh” or in the “Spirit.”  Because God makes it perfectly clear that every moment we are either walking in the “flesh” or walking in the “Spirit.”  We need to get the CONTEXT of the use of the word correct to understand the use and meaning (truth) to be applied.

“sarx” – Greek word translated “flesh” almost 150 times in the N.T.  It means either the “soft substance of the living body of man” or “the body, mind, will, and emotions of man under the control of something other than Jesus.”  If the Scripture is speaking to the latter, but one is using the definition of the former, the understanding is distorted, disguised, or downright incorrect…therefore misunderstood or not understood at all.  This all seems so elementary, but with so many living without any seeming comprehension of that which is contrary to being under the control of Jesus the church finds itself facing all sorts of dilemmas that shouldn’t exist at all.

Almost every sentence in this days’ writing of Michael’s is a lesson unto itself.  And there is no need to list them again…use the highlighted sentences, perhaps, as a focal point of what you need to learn and apply to your life first and foremost.  But, whatever, let me encourage you to “get” all these truths so you can begin to self-examine, self-discipline, and seek the Lord for a change from “feeding” that which is contrary to Jesus’ control.

By the way, how many Christians do you know who live trying to get flesh to control flesh???


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Day 97 - Finding The Way

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 98
         
Michael’s book is available through:

Abiding Life Ministries International
Littleton, Colorado
(303) 972-0859       www.abidinglife.com

Notice:  this email is part of a BLOG, called Living Life With a Capital “C”Why a blog?  So that many can receive the weekly thoughts I express on Michael’s writings in an easy manner. 


Michael makes note of one of the most tragic things so many people are facing today, including Christians...trying to “find their way” in life/to live, without turning to Christ.  And then Michael gives two profound truths that could change the lives of millions.


DAY 97 

Finding The Way

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life." --John 14:6

It is urgent today that mankind find a way to live. So far what usually is discovered is how not to live. Many continue to seek for the method, the understanding, or the system that will guide them. In Africa a traveler finds many places where there are no trails through the jungle, so he must hire a guide. The local name of the guide when translated into English is The Way. The way is a person! In the jungle and chaos of life, the Way is not knowledge but a Person. 

It is told in India of a young girl trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle of the world, but she could not. Upon turning the pieces over she discovered a different puzzle much easier to put together: a picture of Jesus. Once Jesus was the focus, even the pieces of the world came together. He is the Way that is needed to make our world simple. Pray with me that God would allow us to proclaim the Way with all of the force, power, and conviction that it possesses.

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Red – GP, Greatest Promises
Turquoise – UR, Unfathomable Riches           Pink – PV, Priceless Victory


In Michael’s scriptural text Jesus Christ identifies Himself as “the way.”  His followers were following the person of Christ, not a set of rules or methods.  Man always wants a “law, rule, or method.”  Michael used to talk about how that if he just preached Jesus, few would hang around.  That is why in this day’s writing Michael points out so clearly “many continue to seek for the method, the understanding, or the system that will guide them.”  All of these “other ways” involve knowledge.  Which leads to Michael’s first profound truth in this day’s writing: (1) “…the Way is not knowledge but a Person.”  Amen.  Would to God that all Christians could receive this.  The second profound truth: (2) “He is the Way that is needed to make our world simple.”

Simple.  What a wonderful state.  Simply by their own decisions, millions make their life more complex…and less simple…because they choose a law, rule, or method instead of The Person.  Well, amen.

By the way, one of my favorite quotes of Michael’s sayings was this: “Jesus is The Way, and all other ways are not the way.”


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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Day 96 - Feeling Unstable?

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 97
         
Michael’s book is available through:

Abiding Life Ministries International
Littleton, Colorado
(303) 972-0859       www.abidinglife.com

Notice:  this email is part of a BLOG, called Living Life With a Capital “C”Why a blog?  So that many can receive the weekly thoughts I express on Michael’s writings in an easy manner. 


James 1:8 is really an informative verse…really shows the heart of the battle for Christians.  Michael gives us one of the most important lessons we can ever learn!


DAY 96

Feeling Unstable?

. . . a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. --James 1:8

It is said that if you want the fruit, dig without damaging the root; if you do not want the fruit, lay an ax to the root. In short, deal with the real issue. If a believer lacks peace, he should go to the root. Jesus has given the promise that we will have perfect peace if our minds are on Him. That means there can be only one reason for the lack of peace. Truth is not only preached, it is demonstrated. That is the preface. 

So many today are unstable at home, work, and within. Road rage does not happen on the road; today people are so mad when they get in their cars that all it takes is a little inconvenience to reveal the buried anger. Dad is explosive, Mom is short-tempered, the kids are impulsive and rebellious, and all are unstable. Could it be that people are unstable not because of a poor childhood, abuse, prejudice, pain, hurt, or anxiety? Could it be that people are unstable because they are double-minded? “Let God be found true, though every man [be found] a liar” (Romans 3:4). Double-minded is to want for one’s self and, at the same time, to want for another. A father wants the new woman, the new car, and every minute of time for himself; yet he wants to be a loving, giving, caring father. If he gives in to the father and husband side of himself, the enemy is whispering how much he will lose. If he gives in to self, the enemy makes sure he cannot stand the image of being a bad father. What to do with this kind of double-mindedness? He does not know what to do, so he gets angry.

If you are unstable, ask God to show you where you are double-minded. What are you doing that you should not be? What should you be doing that you are not? Where is the battle between self and the cross?

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Red – GP, Greatest Promises
Turquoise – UR, Unfathomable Riches           Pink – PV, Priceless Victory


There is so much to grasp in Michael’s writing this day…
                 1. Deal with the REAL issue.
               2. Jesus has given us the PROMISE, and the PREMISE, of a peaceful life here on earth.
                3. All the issues “man” constantly tries to solve are the WRONG issues.
           4.  Double-mindedness is primarily a “self-focus” issue.
            5. The REAL issue is WHICH MIND are we going to live in.

WHICH MIND?  Yes, WHICH mind…the Bible makes it clear that Christians have two minds: the earthly mind we were born with in a “lost” state, AND…the Mind of Christ that we were given when we were Born Again.  Therefore, technically, ONLY Christians can be truly “double-minded” (two minds).  And we are that way ALL the time!  The issue is: WHICH mind are we going to live in?!?

And God tells us in 2 Corin 10 we have weapons to bring EVERY thought captive to the obedience of Christ.  So, what’s our problem?  CHOICE. 
a.    Which mind?
b.    Whose power?

Choose correctly and enjoy that “perfect peace” in Isaiah 26:3.  Amen.



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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Day 190 - Living To Man

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 96
         
Michael’s book is available through:

Abiding Life Ministries International
Littleton, Colorado
(303) 972-0859       www.abidinglife.com

Notice:  this email is part of a BLOG, called Living Life With a Capital “C”Why a blog?  So that many can receive the weekly thoughts I express on Michael’s writings in an easy manner. 


We live in a day and time where it seems far too many Christians are “living to man” instead of “living to God.”  This is confirmed by checking out all their life decisions.  Therefore, the multitudes are in bondage, no different from those who don’t know Christ.  Michael takes us through some of the ways in which this is expressed, and also gives us God’s way and the path to freedom.


DAY 190

Living to Man


The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.  Many seek the ruler’s favor, But justice for man comes from the LORD.     Proverbs 29:25, 26

Living to and for men is one of the worst kinds of bondage, for anyone living to man cannot live to God, the Giver of freedom. We have a saying, “I love you, but I do not live to you. I live to God.” I will again preach of my own weakness: I determined some time ago that I would no longer meet with politicians. Why? I always compromise! I have met wicked men in places of authority and found myself compromising. The men should have been rebuked. If Jesus did not go to the “leaders” in His day, then what business do I have going? There is just something about being in the presence of image that shakes me. It is my weakness; I am sure some can withstand it, but I cannot; I end up living to man. There are several ways to live for man: giving glory, taking glory, giving judgment, receiving judgment, showing partiality because of worldly resources, groveling at the image or position of “greatness,” discussing man’s “secret” failings, refusing to ask a question, avoiding a confrontation, or reacting to criticism. I have done it all, and I tell you it is a miserable way to live. What makes it so miserable is the awareness that there is another way to live, free from man-pleasing; however, this freedom comes through faith. We must believe completely and unreservedly that we have a God who provides for us in every way, financially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We must believe that He opens doors, provides the way, and gives us wisdom. We must believe that He gives us everything needed, and that in Him we will find everything that we have looked for elsewhere in vain. For it is only in seeing that God meets all of our needs that frees us from the root of living for men, that root being the belief that man can provide something that we need. If assurance, significance, value, and worth come from God, what does man have to offer? If man has nothing to provide that we need--no praise, position, or possession--then we are free not to live to man. Again, living for the approval of man has at its root the belief that man can give us something that God will not. Therefore, we compromise our own eternal goal to get something perishable, even though what man offers always seems to come at a high price. When we live to men, we must ask ourselves what their favor will give us: our name on a piece of paper, a conversational piece of name-dropping that will elevate us when in a social setting, a job interview, or their approval over our work? Once we move in faith toward the Provider of all, we will be free, free indeed. It is great to trust God and not trust man, it is beautiful to acknowledge that God provides, and it is wonderful to let the heart become a graveyard for criticism because of the understanding that people’s praise would not fill the void that only Christ can fill. Now, some will say, “Then we can be hermits; we do not need men!” Not at all! We need them in order to love them. 

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Red – GP, Greatest Promises
Turquoise – UR, Unfathomable Riches           Pink – PV, Priceless Victory



Isn’t it interesting the scripture Michael uses for this day’s writing starts with the declaration: “the fear of man brings a snare”?   A snare has something or someone in bondage.  How is it that with all the scriptures that speak of the awesome power of God compared to the weakness of man…so many Christians are “snared” by “the fear of man”?  Unbelievable, isn’t it!

“Exaltation” and “justice,” certainly two things most would readily admit to desiring, are “from the LORD.”  Why look elsewhere, especially to man?

I love Michael’s three statements of what “we must believe.”  Then…we can “move in faith”!  And be free, free indeed!

All the rest is garbage.


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