Brethern, I count not myself to have apprehended: Blogs by Teacher CJ Jones

Brethern, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
 
All the celebrations have come and gone. Now the reality is setting in- its 2016 and we’ve entered into a new decade!!  Some of us are wondering where in the world the time has gone… the Lord knows.
 
A famous preacher, Henry Ward Beecher once said; “we have passed through one more year. One more long stage in the journey of life, with its ascents and descents and dust and mud and rocks and thorns and burdens that wear the shoulders, is done. Roll it away. Let it go. God, in His providence, has brought us out of it. It is gone… its evil is gone; its good remains. The evil has perished, and the good survives.”
 
I say amen to that—how about you?
 
Big Brother CJ Nation  & my fellow-worker of Christ, let’s be sure to confess the sins of 2009 today. Roll them away. Let them go. Rest assured in the fact they are forgiven so we can confidently look towards the future.  I am confident of this very one thing, He has begun a good work inside of me and He will complete it in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  How about you? Today is the beginning of a fresh new year. Let’s press forward to do exciting and new things for the Lord because there is sooooo much work to be done.

The Importance of Understanding The Time & Season.

 John 16:13

13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

 
 Big Brother CJ Nation family & friends as we embark upon this New Year, it is important to understand the time and season that we are in spiritually.  Just as the year has seasons, we in our christian walk have seasons.
 This past year was a year of trying, testing and tribulation, but I want to tell you that our future is looking brighter every day.  All of those that are saved in these last days, I believe have been experiencing tribulation.  From the word tribulation, we see the prefix "tri" which means three.  I believe that many of us are experiencing three times the trouble.  Today, I want to tell you, don't focus on the trouble, but the overcoming. 
      A runner does not look to lose a race, but all they see is that finishing line and the victory. The enemy want us to focus on our delays and troubles.  Open your eyes and see the bridges being built in the midst of your trouble.  God is trying to take us over to the next level, but we've got to see it first.
 
For those of you that have ridden on an airplane, you understand that there are some things that you are taught in case an emergency or crisis comes.  Today, I want to pull from this analogy and give you four things to do when you're facing a crisis:
1.  Bend over and get down.
     We can rightfully say, humble yourself.  Don't walk in pride. The Bible says that pride goeth before a fall.
 
2.  Cover up your head.
     Put on your helmet of salvation, which is the mind of Christ.
 
3.  Stick together.
     Where there is unity, there is strength.  Attend the local church.  We should be strength to one another.
 
4.  Be still, listen, and obey.
     Put your trust and confidence in God.
 
God is our way out.  Trust in Him.  No matter how dark it is, God will be our light.  Stay in Him and you can conquer anything that comes against you.

THIS WAS THE YEAR OF DIVINE CONCLUSION. THE TEST IS OVER! WE WIN!

IT IS OUR PRAYER THAT 2010 IS YOUR SET TIME FOR “GRAND NEW BEGINNINGS!”
MAY EXODUS 9:6a, “And the LORD did that thing…” BE YOUR FAITH DECLARATION AND PRAISE REPORT!

BBCJ Nation  Verse In Motion Chapters:To Roll Into 2016

Verse One - RECOGNIZE
There is a Plan, a Purpose, and a Savior.
(Jeremiah 29:11)

Verse Two - RELINQUISH
To Surrender is to Yield to the Strength Which Sets Your Soul Free. (John 8:36)
Verse Three - REPAIR & REJOICE
Mend and Your Mission Will Manifest.
(1 Corinthians 12:7)
 
Verse Four - RENOUNCE
Let Go...and Let Grace.
(Ephesians 2:8)
Verse Five - RELATE
True Love Never Leaves or Loathes and Has No Limits.
(John 15:13)
 
Verse Six - REINFORCE
Seek the Scriptures So You Can See, Sustain and Stand.
(Psalm 119:105)
 
Verse Seven - RESPOND
Perceive, Plant, and Produce.
(Luke 6:44 & 1 Peter 4:10)
I give you His Verse...
the Motion is yours to share with the world!