WHAT – IS – SIN?

Law v grace?

The question about keeping The Ten Commandments seems to be an ongoing debate. This is usually in reference to the differing views on the new law of “Love and Grace.” There is a considered leniency that we now have in that new and wonderful law that Jesus coming brought. QUESTION: Are we now allowed, under the “law of grace,” to choose at our discretion what is sin and what is not sin? QUESTION: Why so much debate about sexual sins?

QUESTION: If we love everybody, and just want everybody to be happy, shouldn’t we leave everybody alone and let them do whatever they want to do. As long as they are not stealing other peoples goods, or murdering people, shouldn’t they go to heaven when they die?

QUESTION: Doesn’t God love everybody, whether they are Christians or Muslims or Hindu or Buddhist, or any other unknown religion? After all, didn’t Jesus die for the sins of the whole world?

I won’t quote a lot of scripture. Most people know that Satan uses scripture too. But he uses it to deceive and mis-apply. He tries to make a square peg fill a round hole. So much scripture interpretation is determined by pre-set decisions. That might explain why there are so many doctrines all taken from the same bible.

I offer these following thoughts for your consideration and meditation:

God said these words to a prophet; “I AM THE LORD GOD, I CHANGE NOT.” (Mal. 3:6)   

There is not much of a way to misunderstand that statement. The above questions and perhaps more, could be settled by remembering that one statement about God.

GOD CHANGES METHODS. God will and has changed his methods. This is illustrated most vividly when He changed his method from the written law, which He wrote with his own hand in the stone and gave to Moses. When these rules were violated it came with some severe consequences. Then he gave us the “law of grace” in the gift of His only begotten son Jesus,- in whom we all have forgiveness. Which is available when we make Jesus Our Lord.. Thank God He made that change from ‘law keeping’ to ‘grace’!

BUT GOD HIMSELF DOESN’T CHANGE.  What ever He used to like, –He still likes. Whatever He used to hate, – He still hates. Whatever He labeled as sin, is still sin. Definition of sin;

Sin is something God doesn’t like, and tells us not to do. Sin is anything that does not agree with God. Sin is simply disobedience to follow His words. Yes, – even when done in ignorance. There are specific things that he told us not to do. Examples: He doesn’t want us to put permanent markings on our body. Do a search, it’s easy to find! He also told us not to eat meat that hasn’t been properly bled. He gives us instructions under Moses in definite specifics, so there will not be any misunderstandings about ‘what he likes, – and doesn’t like’. Read Zechariah 8:16 and 17 where God said “…things that I hate.” ( resents or rejects, as in ‘don’t ignore me on this.’ )

Also, in another major specific:  God Himself provided sex for His people and all living creatures. But He doesn’t like ‘sexual sins.’ He clearly told us what we should do and what we should not do concerning sex. (clearly defined in Leviticus 18)

Surely no one would be fool enough to argue with God. God won’t change from what he likes and from what he hates. He is the final judge. He doesn’t offer us any options, – only forgiveness. But He does offer to help us if we first agree with him. We are not the judge of where any man/woman goes when they die, – only God has the authority do that. God knows everything. And He judges according to His written word. He would not be honorable, or a God of integrity if He didn’t do that.

QUESTION: Why don’t we have a choice to do as we choose? We do have that choice! But we don’t have a choice in the consequences that follow. We either get the blessings of obedience, or the consequences of disobedience.

If we love God, we will strive to please Him. WE CAN CHANGE…, but GOD NEVER CHANGES!

The truth doesn’t hurt us, – IT SAVES US!

Dr. Gerald Davis

Ministry Update!

    Welcome to my new blog!

It’s a new day at Overflowing Cup Ministries. This blog will be a way I can quickly post the latest revelations that the Lord drops into my spirit. This is also where you can find the latest happenings, personal musings, ministry updates and bookstore products, – (CDs, DVDs and books on scriptural principles.)

God has no problem keeping His promises, – if I can keep the principles!

I welcome you to share your feedback to any post you desire. But don’t forget…you can always send me an email for more personal contact- gerald@geralddavis.org.

Increased knowlege is the key to increased success! What we don’t know IS what hurts us.

Your ministry for an ever increasing lifestyle,

Gerald Davis DD

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You can go to our website for more ministry products. There are CD’s, DVD’s and nine books to choose from. After 62 years of ministry, God has taught me some fascinating things about many things. This includes How to Function In This Economy According to Heavens Economy. We haven’t had to borrow money for the last 31 years. This information is available to you from these listed materials. Website address is; www.geralddavisministries.org> Our email address is; gerald@geralddavis.org.

You can be a partner in sending our materials overseas to Africa, India and Pakistan. We send approximately 40 books/CD’s or DVD’s to overseas destinations per month. These are sent at no charge and we pay the postage.

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* THE WINDS OF GOD *

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LOOK WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE WIND BLOWS…

“The wind blows where it chooses,…no man knows where it comes from, and no man knows where it goes. – So also is he that is born 0f the Spirit.” (Jesus’ words in John 3:8.)

After rising from the dead on the third day, Jesus appeared in the room where his disciples were hiding for fear of the rulers, and He “breathed” on his disciples and said “receive ye the Holy Ghost.”  Jesus blew his breath on them, – Have you ever wondered if they felt anything?

The wind is defined, in function, to be the same as the Holy Ghost. It can blow softly and move a huge seagoing sail ship along in an orderly fashion. Or it can be a tornado, or hurricane and leave a permanent change in the landscape. In Ezekiel 37  the wind blew and turned a valley full of dead men’s bones into an “exceeding great army.

On the day of pentecost the wind blew – and turned “unlearned” fishermen and even tax collectors etcetera, into some men who “turned the world upside down.”  The wind serves to be either constructive or destructive. We can’t see it, but we can see the results of it. So also with the Holy Ghost. In Psalm 1, when referring to “the ungodly” the wind is said to “drive away the chaff.”  and again –  The whirlwind of the Lord goes forth with fury…upon the head of the anti-God disobedient. (Jeremiah 30:23) And then again, – “…the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them,- and you shall rejoice in the Lord…” (Is. 4:16)  Good verses to claim right now in these turbulent times.

When the enemy of God gets in the ring with Him, their arms are always too short to ‘box with God’. Just consider the wind storms of the past, and meditate on the “power of the wind.”

 Only the wind of the Holy Spirit can bring about the necessary changes to save our nation and propel us in the right direction.* MAGA

THIS IS MY CONSTANT PRAYER; “Father God, I pray that you will send the wind of the Holy Spirit to blow on men and women in this established Christian nation, which satan is trying to destroy, and raise up a mighty army from what might seem like certain ruin. Restore the praying army in this nation to be the force that you can use to “turn this nation upright again”. Blow away the chaff, the ungodly rules and laws, and those that are making them. Forgive our sins which are many, so we will once again be acceptable in your sight as a nation. We can’t make it without your favor! Will you bring us back to the place in you, where we willingly abide by your written rules and principles. In the name above every name, JESUS, your only begotten son, – I do offer this prayer.  GD 

If you agree, please say – Amen!  

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SAVING – THE U.S. OF A.

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I love our homeland. If we don’t believe God is hearing and is answering our prayers concerning the redeeming of America, – then why pray?  Queen Mary once said of the founder of the Presbyterian church, John Knox, “I fear the prayers of John Knox more than all the assembled armies of Europe.”

America has left many of the principles by which this nation was established. America was established on Judeo/Christian values. It is easy to see why we are facing heart crushing devastation. It is because of some of our political leaders ungodly and unscriptural decisions. The people of this nation did vote these leaders into office. Therefore the weight of these responsibilities rests on “we the people”.

Where did we as ministers and christians in this nation get off track and let this happen? I take my share of the responsibility. Yes, I have wept as I prayed. Let God’s people bow the knee and accept the responsibility with contrition and brokenness before the Lord, – and repent as though we bore the guilt of it ourselves. Weeping may be for a night, but joy will come in the morning.

We cannot put our trust in any candidate to deliver us and turn our nation around. I thank God for our leaders who embrace the Judeo-Christian values. But God, and He alone can/will do this. The midterm elections are fast approaching. We cannot let up in our diligence to pray. If we His people, who are called christians, will put our trust in God, and not in any electable person, to be our redeemer. Those chips (votes) will fall where they will, – but God is He who distributes, as He will, when His people pray fervently before His face. Solomon said in the Proverbs,” The lot (vote) is cast into the lap, but the whole disposing thereof –  is of the Lord.”

God will see our tears, He will hear our prayers, and only He will heal our land.

Let’s keep our focus on Him, who always causes us to triumph.” Selah!!  

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Does God Dream?

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We all remember Martin Luther King’s renowned message  titled – I HAVE A DREAM. Picture God as He meditated before He created the planet we live on, and then His master design – His children, – humans!  If you were LOVE, as God is, what would you want for your children? Of course, –  a beautiful garden. Why do some people think it is immoral to want the best life has to offer?

God’s dream is that his people “be the head and not the tail,- above and not beneath.” God’s dream is that his people lend and not borrow.”(Deuteronomy 15:4) Read the entire chapter and meditate on it. God listed it as a curse if his children have to borrow other people’s money. Yes, He did!!  – Read it in Deuteronomy 28, verse 43.

It is clear that it is not a sin if you do it, He listed it as a curse if you ‘have to borrow’. The shortage of having your own money to operate out of,- is what God views as ‘under the curse’. If you are like most of us you were taught from your youth ‘how to be a borrower.’ It is a difficult track to get off of, but we can have God’s dream if we pursue it.

This is not offered to offend anyone who borrows. Let there be no condemnation in your heart if you need to borrow. It is not called a sin to borrow,- it is just listed under the curse.

When Jesus came He “..delivered us from the curse..“Just set your goals higher and believe God to take you there.  Get the information that we provide on our website that will promote that lifestyle,- and then believe for it,- and you will see it happen.

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“The minute my thinking changes is when matters that govern my life begin to change.” * GD

{ I STUDY THE BIBLE }

WHY A CROWN OF THORNS?

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“If we always think like we have always thought, we will always do like we have always done. –  If we always do what we have always done, we will always have what we have always had”. –  Few things change until thinking changes.

If I can change the way I think, I can change the life I have,- to be the life I want.

Paul the Apostle made this remark; ” –we have the mind of Christ.

Three questions:  How did we get it? and- Are we using it? and- If not, why not?

God declared in Hosea 4:6: “my people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.He didn’t say, the devils people, – He said, My people. He is talking about those who have come into agreement with Him as ‘The Most High God .’ So, –Why are His people, who have aligned with Him being destroyed? and – what else is left for us to do?  That is what the book pictured above is all about!

This book, ‘The Purpose For The Crown Of  Thorns’, is a life altering revelation.  We will never believe for something,- that we don’t first believe in! This book is 82 pages of detailed information on this subject. You CANNOT remain the same after reading this book and gaining this knowledge. When I obtained this information it opened me up to receiving all that God has provided for me through Jesus Christ in the lifestyle of faith.

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Our website- www.geralddavisministries.org – has many more articles, DVD’s and CD’s. Some are downloadable,- and free of charge. Our TV station is there with messages from Gerald Davis for viewing at your leisure – NO CHARGE!

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BORN TO LOSE?

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You may remember the words of the song from the past, BORN TO LOSE (sung by Ray Charles). But thank God we were born again through the person of Jesus Christ and His willing sacrifice of his own life on our behalf!  Through Him, – we were then born to win!

It changes everything when we walk by faith in God. We have a completely new life.

In a time when I was especially discouraged, I heard this in my spirit; –

“If you will always concentrate on being a blessing you will seldom have to pray to receive one.”

That one statement from God to me, set me on a new course of thinking and doing. It completely changed my attitude. It has totally changed my life! I have tried to follow that mindset and I have seen some amazing results. That is why I share these life changing truths freely with you. I will share some of those results in a later blog.

Thinking must change before things will change!  SELAH! * GD

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