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Queens' Monthly Mentoring November 2019
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Kingdom Standard Bearers

Isaiah 59:19 KJV
“So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.”
Greetings!
This month we will be looking at what it is to be a Kingdom Standard Bearer and the necessity of being distinct and distinguished from the world.
Why is it that in so many cases, people in the church are doing worse than people in the world?
I believe the answer to that question is that the body of Christ as a whole has dropped God’s Standard.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 GNT
“Do not try to work together as equals with unbelievers, for it cannot be done. How can right and wrong be partners? How can light and darkness live together?
How can Christ and the Devil agree? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? How can God's temple come to terms with pagan idols? For we are the temple of the living God! As God himself has said, "I will make my home with my people and live among them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people."
And so the Lord says, "You must leave them and separate yourselves from them. Have nothing to do with what is unclean, and I will accept you. I will be your father, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."


It has become fashionable to take on the world’s customs, even in the Church. But, God has called us to be peculiar people. We are supposed to be distinguished from the world.

1 Peter 2:8-9 NLT
“And, “He is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they do not obey God’s word, and so they meet the fate that was planned for them. But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.”

Matthew 5:13-16 BSB
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its savor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”


We are called to be standard bearers in this dark world.
A standard as defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary is “something established by authority, a custom, or general consent as a model or example.
Standard applies to any definite rule, principle, or measure established by authority.”
God is the Ultimate Authority and His Word is the standard we are to live by.
When we decide to emulate the world and its customs and culture, we lose our distinctiveness and cease to be any different from the world. We end up looking, sounding and acting like the world and being subject to the same situations they are. The blessing is not manifesting in our lives. Instead you see the same indicators of the curse at work in our lives just like what the world is subject to.
We have to stand on God’s Word and be the salt and light that people in the world are looking for. Don’t cave in to cultural complacency or bullying. Hold up the standard of God’s Word and help those who are lost to see the greatness of our God and His Kingdom.

Philippians 2:15 BLB
“so that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God unblemished in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,”
 
Questions

1. Have you lost your saltiness?
 
2. When people see you and look at your life, are they drawn to the Kingdom?

3. Have you allowed the current culture to cause you to become complacent?

4. Are you trying to fit in where you should be leading?

5. Is the blessing manifesting in your life?

Queens' Update:
We will meet for our next Queens' meeting January 17th, 2020 at 7:30 pm.
If interested in attending, contact the email address: wifeofvirtueQM@gmail.com
 
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Word to the Wise

 

I hope you have had a blessed month and are looking forward to the upcoming holidays. This month there is something I would like to share with you, something that really disturbs me every time I hear it. I cannot stand when anyone maligns the Character of God. God is good all of the time, despite your experience.
Psalm 117:2 CEV
"God's love for us is wonderful; his faithfulness never ends. Shout praises to the LORD!"

When you use your experience to judge God, you are misrepresenting His character and not taking any responsibility for your life choices or understanding that people in life have a free will. (Genesis 1:26)
People often do not make godly decisions which impacts the lives of others in a negative way. But that has nothing to do with God's Character or the faithfulness of His Word. We must remember that we have an enemy and that his time is short. (1 Peter 5:8)
The enemy is doing everything he can to malign the character of God. But, he is defeated! Let us make sure that we are not putting ourselves in a negative position by agreeing with the enemy and placing blame on God for what we experience. God is Good all of the time!
Have a blessed and spectacular Thanksgiving and Holiday season!
Blessings!

 

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