GOSPEL OUTREACH CHURCH

Willing? 9/6/15
 
Willingly? 9/6/15
 
 
 
2 Peter 3:5 (KJV)
5  For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:  
 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
 
Sunday, OCTOBER 4, at 11:00 AM, I am HONORED to be ministering in Word and song at:
 
IN-CHRIST CHURCH
 
349 MACON ST.
 
MCDONOUGH, GA.
 
Off the square and across the street from Snapper mower.
 
I PRAY you are able to be there!
 
I awoke this morning (PTL again for awokening!!), again realizing I AM A GROWN MAN!!!
 
SOMETIMES, perhaps YOU also forget that YOU and I have a "FREE" WILL!!!
 
I/WE DO and can and WILL do what I pretty much decide/WANT to do-AMEN!!??
 
Of course, there are some things we are forced to/have to DO, but much of our lives are controlled by US!
 
1 Corinthians 14:32 (KJV)
32  And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.  
 
SUBJECT TO-from <G5259> (hupo) and <G5021> (tasso); to subordinate ; reflexive to obey  :- be under obedience (obedient), put under, subdue unto, (be, make) subject (to, unto), be (put) in subjection (to, under), submit self unto.

Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

One of my FAVORITE illustrations of this principle is the story of the lttle boy ordered to/under SUBJECTION to "SIT in the corner!"

His retort to his mother says it all:

" MOM, I may be sitting on the outside but INSIDE I am still standing up!"

Mom may have subjected/conquered the FLESH, but NOT his spirit!

Too often, WE are GUILTY of being "WILLINGLY IGNORANT!!"

WE deny the obvious TRUTH in exchange for satan's lies.

Romans 7:22-23 (KJV)
22  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:  

23  But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

WE KNOW BETTER!!!

Ya see, the CARNAL/FLESHLY mind is ENMITY against God!!!!

Romans 8:7 (KJV)
7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

ENMITY- feminine of
<G2190> (echthros); hostility ; by implication a reason for opposition :enmity, hatred.
   
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary. 
 
BUT, AGAIN, most of you reading this today are also GROWN men and women!
 
What and whatever You do is done WILLINGLY!!
 
Just as our Lord and Savior showed us by His example:
 
John 10:17-18 (KJV)
17  Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.  
 
18  No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
 
Jesus shouted, may I add TRIUMPHANTLY:
 
" NO MAN TAKETH IT FROM ME, BUT I LAY IT DOWN OF MYSELF!"
 
Ya see, Jesus was a GROWN MAN and made "big boy choices!!"
 
TODAY, may the CHOICES you make be "big boy/big girl" choices!
 
In closing, I am and was TOUCHED deeply this past week from a post from "GATHERING KNOXVILLE PRAYER PAGE."
 
I copy and paste it in its entirety:
 
These Christians MEAN business-They WILLINGLY give........
 
Gathering Knoxville Prayer Page

Subject: URGENT PRAYER REQUEST--PLEASE FORWARD

" Prayer Request from Dan and Marilyn Wilson. Missionaries who are in the areas that are being attacked by ISIS are asking to be showered in prayer. ISIS has taken over the town they are in today. He said ISIS is systematically going house to house to all the Christians and asking them to denounce Jesus. He said so far not one child has and so far all have consequently been killed. But not the parents. The UN has withdrawn and the missionaries are on their own. They are determined to stick it out for the sake of the families even if it means their own deaths. They are very afraid, have no idea how to even begin ministering to these families who have had seen their children martyred. Yet he says he knows God has called them for some reason to be His voice and hands at this place at this time. Even so, they are begging for prayers for courage to live out their vocation in such dire circumstances. And like the children, accept martyrdom if they are called to do so. These brave parents instilled such a fervent faith in their children that they chose martyrdom. Please surround them in their loss with your prayers for hope and perseverance. One missionary was able to talk to her brother briefly by phone. She didn't say it, but I believe she believes it will be their last conversation. Pray for her, too. She said he just kept asking her to help him know what to do and do it. She told him to tell the families we ARE praying for them and they are not alone or forgotten -- no matter what. Please keep them all in your prayers. This came this morning...Just a few minutes ago I received the following text message on my phone from Sean Malone who leads Crisis Relief International (CRI). We then spoke briefly on the phone and I assured him that we would share this urgent prayer need with all of our contacts. "We lost the city of Queragosh (Qaraqosh). It fell to ISIS and they are beheading children systematically. This is the city we have been smuggling food to. ISIS has pushed back Peshmerga (Kurdish forces) and is within 10 minutes of where our CRI team is working. Thousands more fled into the city of Erbil last night. The UN evacuated its staff in Erbil. Our team is unmoved and will stay. Prayer cover needed!" Please pray sincerely for the deliverance of the people of Northern Iraq from the terrible advancement of ISIS and its extreme Islamic goals for mass conversion or death for Christians across this region. May I plead with you not to ignore this email. Do not forward it before you have prayed through it. Then send it to as many people as possible. Send it to friends and Christians you may know. Send it to your prayer group. Send it to your pastor and phone him to pray on Sunday during the service - making a special time of prayer for this. We need to stand in the gap for our fellow Christians.

GOD BLESS YOU TODAY!
 
PASTOR DOUG
 
Please feel free to contact me anytime at  DOUGGHC@AOL.COM or  by phone:
 
404-295-5644 or 
 
CHURCH ADDRESS:
 
70 Stone Rd.
 
McDonough, GA. 30253
 
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GOSPEL OUTREACH CHURCH
70 STONE RD.
MCDONOUGH  GA 30253
dougghc@aol.com