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A Word to the Wise – 5-14-2020 

Focus on the Gifts: (PROPHET TEACHER,GIVER,MERCY,EXHORTER,ORGANIZER, SERVER)

I believe understanding the Gifts helps see hidden things in scripture.  This first one involves the different women in the bible who anointed Jesus.

The Women who Anointed Jesus

 TRAITS DISPLAYED 
MATT-MARK JOHN LUKE
WHEN TWO DAYS (TUESDAY) BEFORE PASSOVER. SIX DAYS  BEFORE PASSOVER. ABOUT 1 YEAR BEFORE   HIS DEATH
WHERE BETHANY–SIMON THE LEPER’S HOUSE BETHANY–LAZARUS’ HOUSE SIMON THE PHARISEE’S HOUSE
PERSON AN UNNAMED WOMEN WE CALL MARTHA JOHN TELLS US THAT IT IS MARY THE BROTHER OF LAZARUS AN UNNAMED WOMEN WE CALL MAGDALENE
PRODUCT TEXT EMPHASIS FIRST THAT IT IS EXPENSIVE PERFUME ATTENDS TO JESUS PERSONAL NEEDS BRAZEN -VERY BOLD IN HER APPROACH
ACT SHE BREAKS THE TOP OF THE JAR INTENT IS TO USE ALL OF IT AWARE OF JESUS EMOTIONAL STATE THAT WILL DIE AND WANTS TO COMFORT VERY AWARE OF HER SINFULNESS-REMORSEFUL
RESPONSE THERE IS NO EMOTION TO THE ACT-IT IS JUST A PHYSICAL ACT ANOINTED FEET-HUMILITY ON HER PART KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT PEOPLE AND IGNORES THE UNIMPORTANT
SHE ANOINTS HIS HEAD NOT HIS FEET PHYSICAL ACT EMOTIONAL-INTENSE AWARENESS OF LOSS AND RESTORATION OF HER BROTHER AND IMPENDING DEATH OF JESUS DRAMATIC ACTIVITY CHOOSES A PLACE OF DRAMA FOR ANOINTING
NEED JESUS SAYS SHE DID WHAT SHE COULD-AGAIN EMPHASIS ON PHYSICAL ACT EMOTIONAL-CRIES OVER HER SINS, JESUS SAYS SHE LOVES MUCH
SHE NOT OBJECT OF REMEMBRANCE BUT HER ACT IS WHAT WAS TO BE REMEMBERED–SHE NOT NAMED. EXTREMES-SINS MUCH LOVES MUCH
DISCIPLES DISCIPLES ANGRY JUDAS QUESTIONED SIMON QUESTIONED
GIVER MERCY PROPHET

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5-12-2020 – A Word to the Wise – There will be a few post that focus on the Gifts: (PROPHET TEACHER,GIVER,MERCY,EXHORTER,ORGANIZER, SERVER). I believe understanding the Gifts helps see hidden things in scripture. This first one involves the different women in the bible who anointed Jesus. This post will also be on the website and the format will be more readable (I hope)

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A Word to the Wise – 5-7-2020 – On Sex

Part of the porn problems in marriage maybe traced back to false beliefs held by individuals who are married. Part should be blamed on the continual emphasis in our society that a woman’s body is hers to do as she wishes and by extension the man feels his body is his body to do as he wishes. With that in mind try driving on any road and seeing constant images of women in different stages of undress.
On one extreme a man will take Gen. 3:16 and twist it to mean the woman is enslaved to man (typical belief practiced in Islam). On the other extreme comes Paul in I Cor. 7:1 with ‘it is well for a man not to touch a woman’.
Sorry folks this is not the way God created it. Not only is neither extreme acceptable it leads to the false belief that we our possessors of our own bodies. We are not. One does not have the right to ‘demand ‘sex nor withhold sex because permission is not required nor forced. Nor should the marriage bed be defiled by images of extra marital sex. What is the result?
I have had clients tell me that a man cannot touch his wife without her expressed permission. If he does then he should be charged with criminal sexual assault.
Guess what the man has a serious problem with porn. Why? Because taking care of one’s own needs makes more sense than depending on the implied legal threats. Not only will this lead to marital dysfunction it may well lead to the man being unable to function sexually.
These fixed false beliefs lead to the rampart use of porn by both sexes, abortion, fornication, adultery, and all forms of immorality.
The reality is I Cor. 6:12 tells us that our bodies are the Lord’s not ours.
The problem we face as a society is being hammered by so many conflicting traditions that we get confused. This is what happens when one strays from scripture and its guidance.
When we try to eradicate porn we fail. Why? Because our focus fails to take into account the role of the woman from a godly perspective. The male and female are made for each other and both belong to the Lord.

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