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Holy versus Common - David Mitts

One of the keys of Scripture is what we call holiness.   What is holiness? but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy." [3] (1 Peter 1:15-16 NKJV) What does it mean to be holy? Separate? 2. Hallowed; consecrated or set apart to a sacred use, or to the service or worship of God; a sense frequently in Scripture; as the holy Sabbath; holy oil; holy vessels; a holy nation; the holy temple; a holy priesthood. Another word then could be “unique”.   Holy is unique in purpose and specific in intent. Holy things or people are unique in their separation, not necessarily in composition, what they are made of, but in purpose.   The “holy” anointing oil, contained oils that were in other combinations but as the “holy” anointing oil the combination prescribed was unique in its purpose, or if you will its destiny. Holiness defines not only what something is NOT, common, but also what it is, un

Unlocking Your Destiny: The Key of Diligence - David Mitts

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness, (2 Timothy 2:15-16 NASB). God holds us accountable for our level of diligence with our lives.  We are instructed to correctly handle or implement the Word of Truth in our lives and so operate without shame.  Shame both is the result of a lack of diligence and a factor influencing more lack of diligence.   Shame produces worldly and empty chatter.   This is a type of heart condition and speaking that is driven by the world and its influences and NOT the Word of God! Diligence is a master key of equipping that brings us from the realm of mediocre into excellence.   We are in a spiritual battle with an enemy called average.  Average seeks to cause the unique contribution that our life is called to manifest to disappear into the crowd of non-being.  Average is the middle of the

Wisdom in Partnering - Charles D Harris

Without counsel plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed. – Proverbs 15:32 The last few weeks we have been establishing our vision, dreams, goals and plans. Now that we are equipped we are ready to take action and fulfill our dreams right?  How many of you have had or have goals and plans and yet have not achieved them or are frustrated about your progress or journey thus far? All of us have. We struggle with our inner demons and limitations…we focus on the here and now and have a tough time breaking away from past failure and regret. We find ourselves stalled out, shipwrecked and in some cases eventually just give up.  Anyone been there with your goals or dreams?  Do you find yourself having a tendency to compare your worst with others’ best?  Anyone want to change that cycle? Listen to Wisdom in Partnership Having a partner or counselor for your goals could be the missing ingredient. Let's define counselor.  In the book “Richest Man Who Even

Vision Requires Planning - David Mitts

Week 14: Vision Requires Planning A complete vision requires planning. Planning takes humility and courage.  Humility because what keeps us from planning in detail is perhaps uncertainty about the future and about our ability to succeed with our plans. And I will put enmity Between you and the woman,  And  between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel." (Genesis 3:15 NKJV) Here God lays out not only the vision for redemption but the plan.  He declares a war between the seed of man, which includes all humans but also Yeshua and the seed of the deceiver.  The deceiver’s seed will plan to bruise the heel of man and the Son of Man.  Yeshua will crush the head or authority of Satan. Listen to Vision   Requires Planning The heel is the place of destiny as Jacob was named Jacob because he grabbed Esau’s heel.  Why? You ask? Good question: We have to look at the Hebrew. Jacob in Hebrew is  Ya-Acov .  Yah is God’s name.  Acov  o