This Is For  Y O U  th  Newsletter

PUT ON THE NEW MAN AND TAKE OFF THE OLD MAN

"But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds. And ye have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:" Colossians 3: 8- 10

We need to put off the old deeds to go up with God. God wants us to be in His image. We can't be in His image with the old man being in us.

"Finally brethren whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are of a good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise think on these things."

We need to think on these things. When we do, the old man won't have a chance to come forth in us.

Colossians 3:16 "Let the words of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."

We need to sing songs of God and rejoice in Him. When God's songs and hymns are in our heart, then that's what we will speak instead of evil things.   Mary Huff - age 9

THE MULTITUDE

"Thou shalt not follow a multitude to [do] evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest [judgment]:" Exodus 23:2

Many people do things just because everybody is doing it. But Moses told the children of Israel, Not to follow a multitude to do evil.

Just because everybody's doing it, doesn't make it right before the Lord. Many times in the Bible there would be just a few people that took a stand, because they knew that the multitude was wrong. They didn't follow the multitude to do evil.

In Daniel 3, Nebuchadnezzar, the king, make an image of gold. And when they played the music, everybody was to fall down and worship the image. Today we have all kinds of music. The multitude is falling down to worship there false gods. Rock and roll, punk rock, country music, rap, jazz, and Christian rock are what the multitudes are following. But this music is not pleasing to the Lord.

We need to be like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and not bow down to the music.

The way people dress, cut their hair, mark their skin, and talk, is it glorifying God or is it giving glory to the false gods?

Do you look like the multitude in your actions and deeds?

MULTITUDE means "much; many; great; abounding in; more numerous than; abundant; enough".

EVIL means "bad; evil; disagreeable; malignant; unpleasant;(giving pain, unhappiness, misery); worse than, sad, unhappy; hurtful; unkind (vicious in disposition;) wicked deeds, actions".

Just because every body is doing it doesn't make it right. It was the multitude that crucified our Lord Jesus Christ.

"And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people." Matthew 26:47

"But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus." Matthew 27:20

"And the whole multitude of them arose, and led Him unto Pilate." Luke 23:1

"And they began to accuse Him, saying, We found this [fellow] perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that He Himself is Christ a King." Luke 23:2

"When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but [that] rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed [his] hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye [to it]." Matthew 27:24

"Then answered all the people, and said, His blood [be] on us, and on our children." Matthew 27:25

"Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered [him] to be crucified." Matthew 27:26

"Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD [is] near in the valley of decision." Joel 3:14

TAKE YOUR STAND, AND DON'T FOLLOW THE MULTITUDES TO DO EVIL. GOD IS LOOKING FOR HIS LITTLE FLOCK THAT'S DOING THE WILL OF THE FATHER, NOT THE WILL OF THE MULTITUDES.
                   Keith Huff - Elder


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