REDEEM YOUR TIME — STOP WASTING YOUR TIME

TTN Ministry -- Redeem Your Time!

Each of us has been called for a specific purpose by the God who made the Heavens and the Earth and all that is in it. Our task, whatever it may be, is very important, not only for our own fulfillment in life but also for other people who will be blessed by God through our talents and abilities. The sad thing is that many of us are just letting the time pass by without us being in that place where we truly are doing what God had really called and created us to do. This short message will help remind us that it is not good to let time just pass us by. We need to stop wasting it and be who God had called us to be. To listen to the short message, please click the image above or the video below.

14 Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.”
Walk in Wisdom 15 See then that you walk circumspectly (carefully), not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit …”
Ephesians 5:14-18

Redeem your time .. rescue from loss

Our time is a gift given by God and when it is not used wisely it is a waste that cannot be redeemed.

You see when you lose money or break something it can be replaced. But once time has passed it can never be redeemed any more. It is gone forever …

So be careful with your time .. use it wisely.
Work on your purpose and use every minute you have to fulfill your purpose.
So when you die .. God will say:
“Good and faithful servant”

Hope this was helpful.
For comments, questions or suggestions please contact me at info@ttnministry.com or www.teachingthenations.com

Love to hear from you.
God bless!!


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BE FRUITFUL, MULTIPLY AND TAKE DOMINION — GENESIS 1:26-28

TTN MINISTRY POSTER BE FRUITFUL 

Another short message from TTN Ministry on God’s commission on every person on earth. To listen to the short message, please click on the image above or the video below.

Genesis 1:26-28 NKJV
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

“Be fruitful and multiply”

Interesting .. when you check the Hebrew to my shock it doesn’t really mean how we understand it

The meaning of fruitful is not in the sense of creating more kids … but the real meaning is really .. be prosperous

Genesis 1:26-28 The Message
God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature, So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.”
God created human beings; he created them godlike, Reflecting God’s nature. He created them male and female. God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.”

You see when God created heaven and earth .. the principle was for every human being  …

PROSPER
MULTIPLY
TAKE DOMINION – be responsible for earth

You see part of God’s commission to every person is to be prosperous .. your God-given right, get kids and teach them how to take dominion for God’s Kingdom …

Let me just rephrase that .. to make myself clear

Being Prosperous is not an option .. This was God’s commission to every person on earth … it is not really optional … it is an obligation …

Luke 19:13 NKJV
13 So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business till I come.’

One day Jesus is going to come back and hold every person accountable for what they did on earth

Hope this was helpful.

For comments, questions or suggestions please contact me at info@ttnministry.com or www.teachingthenations.com

Love to hear from you.

God bless!!

 


To view the notes of this short message in pdf, please click the link: Be Fruitful

WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE? RUN YOUR RACE TO WIN!

TTN Ministry -- Run Your Race To Win

In this short message, we are encouraged to do awesome things in this life that God had given us. The Bible is admonishing us to run this race… but to run it to win it. 

To listen to the message, please click on the image above or the video below. Be blessed and be encouraged!

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NKJV
24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. 26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

 

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 The Message

24-25 You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally.

26-27 I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself.

  • Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win.

  • They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally.

  • All good athletes train hard. … verse 26-27 I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself.

How is your training?
Training to win the race?
Wasting your time with things that are not important?
TV, Social media Facebook, Youtube, etc.

Are you living a disciplined life?
Eating healthy and doing exercise, so you are fit to conquer the challenges in life?
Studying regular?

What are you doing with your life?
Running to WIN?

Hope this was helpful.

For comments, questions or suggestions please contact me at info@ttnministry.com or www.teachingthenations.com

Love to hear from you.

God bless!!


 

To view the notes of this message, please click on the link: What are you doing with your life in pdf

GO DO BUSINESS — LUKE 19:13

 Short Message -- Go Do Business

In this short message, we will look at God’s word and reassess ourselves with what we are doing with the life that God has given us. 
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So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them,
‘Do business till I come.’
Luke 19:13 NKJV

Please read Luke 19:11-27 for the whole parable

The word business means

to busy oneself with, that is, to trade: – occupy, do business, matter, thing, work.

A primary verb; to “practice”, that is, perform repeatedly or habitually by implication to execute, accomplish, etc. (From Strong Concordance)

So the instruction of every Christian is while we wait for Jesus to return is to do business … do something and accomplish something…

Unfortunately, 95% of the people are not using their gift to accomplish something on earth .. they are just being lived.

They are here mainly to pay bills, have fun and die.

20 “Then another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief. 21 For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22 And he said to him, ‘Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, collecting what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow. 23 Why then did you not put my money in the bank, that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’

Luke 19:20-23

 

Please be aware .. one day Jesus is going to come back and hold every person accountable for what they did on earth?

Especially the Christians .. because they should know better.

What are you doing????

When you die, what are you going to say to Jesus when HE asks you what you did with your minas?

What are you doing with your life?

Hope this was helpful.

For comments, questions or suggestions please contact me at info@ttnministry.com or www.teachingthenations.com

Love to hear from you.

God bless!!

 


To view or print the notes on this short message, please click the link: Go do business in pdf

VERBAL ABUSE IS EQUAL TO MURDER — IT IS LIKE KILLING A PERSON SLOWLY

TTN Ministry -- Verbal Abuse Is Equal to Murder

One of the issues we do not discuss a lot in the church — the damage of verbal abuse to many — men and women, young and old. In this short message, we will see how words can create a huge impact on somebody’s life and how they may cause a person to be defiled. We will take a look on what the Bible is saying on speaking hurtful words and the effect on people.

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Verbal abuse over an extended period of time can leave marks on the heart and soul for a lifetime.

Imagine what people would look like if the damage of verbal abuse left visible scars. Many of us would stay home in fear of what people would say. What does the Bible say about verbal abuse?

Verbal Abusers Are Murderers

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment. … whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.”
Matthew 5:21-22 NKJV

You see verbal abuse .. calling somebody stupid or worse .. is similar to killing a person. That is how destructive verbal abuse is. It is similar to committing a murder.

Verbal Abusers Are Liers
“Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues, they tell lies”
Psalm 5:9 NIV

A verbal abuser says things that are not true. Really a lier. Verbal abuse is different from constructive criticism as it destroys the spirit with lies instead of building up. We must always compare God’s word with what people say.

Verbal Abusers Are Unwise People

“The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good.”
Psalm 36:3 NKJV.

Verbal abusers speak foolishly without wisdom. Many of them are deceived into thinking that they are helping others when in fact they are tearing people down. Their lack of wisdom keeps them from doing good for others.

Verbal abusers are used by the Devil

Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life.
Put away from you a deceitful mouth,
And put perverse lips far from you.
Proverbs 4:23-24

Satan uses verbal abuse to distract believers from their God-given purpose. He plants the seed of being worthless into our hearts and minds if we don’t know God’s word. Those who are verbally abusive are being used by the devil to accomplish his evil plans. 

Verbal Abusers Are Wicked

The mouth of the righteous is a well of life,
But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs 10:11 NKJV

It often happens that people who are verbally abusive become physically abusive too. It’s difficult for them to keep the abuse to just words. The violence of verbal abuse can bring painful memories that will never leave.

Verbal Abusers Are Sick In Their Heart

11 Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.
18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.
Matthew 15:11 / 18 NKJV

The verbal abuser is sick in their heart and it shows in the things they say. It reveals itself through abusive language.

Verbal Abuse Grieves The Holy Spirit

29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Ephesians 4:29-30 NKJV

All believers in Jesus Christ have the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that gives us wisdom, grace, and direction. However, if we grieve the Holy Spirit with our abusive language .. do you think it will have consequences on us hearing the voice of God?

Please know that there are hope, healing, and forgiveness for everyone.

There is hope for the verbally abusive person. When a person repents from the heart, a verbal abuser can receive forgiveness and be cleansed from their wicked language. When the Lord changes the heart, the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22) will become more evident and the person will start speaking more kindly, gently, and lovingly.

The same applies to those who’ve been verbally abused over long periods of time.

God has given us his Word, that we can memorize to get the correct understanding of who we are in Christ. Through forgiveness, God’s healing power will restore every person of all the lies, pains and hurts that these negative words have caused.

Remember, whether we are victims or verbally abusive, there is hope and healing for everyone.

God never rejects a person and never speaks abusively to His children. The only language He speaks is the one of love.

Hope this was helpful.

For comments, questions or suggestions please contact me at info@ttnministry.com or www.teachingthenations.com 

Love to hear from you.

God bless!!


 

To view the notes for this message, please click on the link: Verbal Abuse is equal to murder in pdf

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