BE NOT DECEIVED!
This is from a message that I had heard at Victoria Christian Center, in Tulsa, Oklahoma:
TEST YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP, THESE ARE THE BASICS
IF WHERE YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP DOES NOT PRACTICE THESE THINGS, THEN YOU NEED TO ASK WHY NOT.
GOING AFTER THE LOST
RESPECT THE REST OF THE BODY OF CHRIST
HAVE A SPIRIT OF PRAYER
SPEAK THE TRUTH
HELP THE POOR
REACHING OUT (MISSIONS)
YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT.
Matthew 25:13: Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Matthew 25:14: For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
Matthew 25:15: And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
Matthew 25:16: Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
Matthew 25:17: And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
Matthew 25:18: But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.
Matthew 25:19: After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
Matthew 25:20: And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
Matthew 25:21: His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Matthew 25:22: He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
Matthew 25:23: His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Matthew 25:24: Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
Matthew 25:25: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
Matthew 25:26: His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
Matthew 25:27: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
Matthew 25:28: Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
Matthew 25:29: For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-11
2 Corinthians 9:6: But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
2 Corinthians 9:7: Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:8: And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
2 Corinthians 9:9: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
2 Corinthians 9:10: Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
2 Corinthians 9:11: Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
GENESIS 14:18: And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
EL-SHADAI- MORE THAN ENOUGH
El-Shaddai means God Almighty. El points to the power of God Himself. Shaddai seems to be derived from another word meaning breast, which implies that Shaddai signifies one who nourishes, supplies, and satisfies. It is God as El who helps, but it is God as Shaddai who abundantly blesses with all manner of blessings.
HAGGAI 2:3 Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?
Psalms:24:1: The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
Acts 20:27: For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Ac:20:29: For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Ac:20:30: Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
OBADIAH 3 1:3: The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
2 TIMOTHY 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2 TIMOTHY 3
2 Timothy 3:1: This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 Timothy 3:2: For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2 Timothy 3:3: Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2 Timothy 3:4: Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2 Timothy 3:5: Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
2 Timothy 3:6: For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
2 Timothy 3:7: Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2 Timothy 3:8: Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
2 Timothy 3:9: But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
2 Timothy 3:10: But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
2 Timothy 3:11: Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
2 Timothy 3:12: Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
2 Timothy 3:13: But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
2 Timothy 3:14: But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
2 Timothy 3:15: And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Timothy 3:17: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.