HOW TO CHOOSE A CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR AND WHY
Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen as His own inheritance.
For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor?
But prove yourselves doers of the word [actively and continually obeying God’s precepts], and not merely listeners [who hear the word but fail to internalize its meaning], deluding yourselves [by unsound reasoning contrary to the truth].
Let the righteous [thoughtfully] strike (correct) me—it is a kindness [done to encourage my spiritual maturity]. It is [the choicest anointing] oil on the head; Let my head not refuse [to accept and acknowledge and learn from] it; For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.
You, therefore, will be perfect [growing into spiritual maturity both in mind and character, actively integrating godly values into your daily life], as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Consider what GOD's WORD, the Bible, says about choosing a counselor. If you are a Christian, this is a SERIOUS decision as you do not want the worldly value system poisoning the inheritance that is yours through inheritance. Your Inheritance, as a believer, is mentioned 232 times in the bible.
[ David Praises the Lord for Rescuing Him. ] [ To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who spoke the words of this song to the Lord on the day when the Lord rescued him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said: ] “I love You [fervently and devotedly], O Lord, my strength.” The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and the One who rescues me; My God, my rock and strength in whom I trust and take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower—my stronghold.
Psalms 1:1 - 3
Tells us the spiritually blind can only lead you into their blindness. (Amplified Bible)
The Righteous and the Wicked Contrasted.
"Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man (the person) who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example],
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit [down to rest] in the seat of scoffers (ridiculers).
[My comment: How can someone help you that does not respect your GOD, as you know HIM and worship, or your values?]
But his/her delight is in the law of the Lord,
And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he/she [habitually] meditates day and night.
And he/she will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water [the water of the WORD of GOD],
Which yields its fruit in its season;
Its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he/she does, he/she prospers [and comes to full maturity]."
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for [the hands of] the righteous.
“Behold, I have given the Levites all the tithe in Israel as an inheritance, in return for their service which they perform, the service of the Tent of Meeting (tabernacle).
The Law of Inheritance is established to women as well as men.
“The request of the daughters of Zelophehad is justified. You shall certainly give them a possession as an inheritance among their father’s brothers, and you shall transfer their father’s inheritance to them.
We must make choices to fight for what is ours and be assured God is with us, without apology! First, we must hear wise counsel from the LORD.
We will cross over armed before the Lord into the land of Canaan, so that the possession of our inheritance on [the east] side of the Jordan may be ours.”
The world system and its corrupt values must never interfere with our understanding of who we are...CHOSEN
Therefore when the Lord your God has given you rest from all your surrounding enemies, in the land which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance to possess, you shall wipe out the memory of Amalek from under heaven; you must not forget.
But we should and are [morally] obligated [as debtors] always to give thanks to God for you, believers beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through the sanctifying work of the Spirit [that sets you apart for God’s purpose] and by your faith in the truth [of God’s word that leads you to spiritual maturity].
The Lord is the portion of my inheritance, my cup [He is all I need]; You support my lot.
And if [we are His] children, [then we are His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His spiritual blessing and inheritance], if indeed we share in His suffering so that we may also share in His glory.
But the Scripture has imprisoned everyone [everything—the entire world] under sin, so that [the inheritance, the blessing of salvation] which was promised through faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe [in Him and acknowledge Him as God’s precious Son].
To know the Spirit of God requires we surrender our worldly way of thinking to His as Supreme.Preferred, and foremost above all others.
The Spirit is the guarantee [the first installment, the pledge, a foretaste] of our inheritance until the redemption of God’s own [purchased] possession [His believers], to the praise of His glory.
For this reason He is the Mediator and Negotiator of a new covenant [that is, an entirely new agreement uniting God and man], so that those who have been called [by God] may receive [the fulfillment of] the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has taken place [as the payment] which redeems them from the sins committed under the obsolete first covenant.
And now I commend you to God [placing you in His protective, loving care] and [I commend you] to the word of His grace [the counsel and promises of His unmerited favor]. His grace is able to build you up and to give you the [rightful] inheritance among all those who are sanctified [that is, among those who are set apart for God’s purpose—all believers].
1 Peter 1:18
We are no longer slaves to spiritually unproductive ways of living nor the traditions of love for perishable things.
For you know that you were not redeemed from your useless [spiritually unproductive] way of life inherited [by tradition] from your forefathers with perishable things like silver and gold,
1 Peter 3:9
After growing up in a violent world that sanctions aggression, let us hear God's counsel and receive spiritual power to do only what can be done by Hiss Spirit and after much prayer, meditation, and the teachings of His Divine Precepts by His counselors!
and never return evil for evil or insult for insult [avoid scolding, berating, and any kind of abuse], but on the contrary, give a blessing [pray for one another’s well-being, contentment, and protection]; for you have been called for this very purpose, that you might inherit a blessing [from God that brings well-being, happiness, and protection].
He who overcomes [the world by adhering faithfully to Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior] will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son [or daughter].
And the seed whose fruit is righteousness (spiritual maturity) is sown in peace by those who make peace [by actively encouraging goodwill between individuals].
I am writing to you, fathers [those believers who are spiritually mature], because you know Him who has existed from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men [those believers who are growing in spiritual maturity], because you have been victorious and have overcome the evil one. I have written to you, children [those who are new believers, those spiritually immature], because you have come to know the Father.
preach the word [as an official messenger]; be ready when the time is right and even when it is not [keep your sense of urgency, whether the opportunity seems favorable or unfavorable, whether convenient or inconvenient, whether welcome or unwelcome]; correct [those who err in doctrine or behavior], warn [those who sin], exhort and encourage [those who are growing toward spiritual maturity], with inexhaustible patience and [faithful] teaching.
“If the foundations [of a godly society] are destroyed, What can the righteous do?”
[ Contrast the Upright and the Wicked ] The wise woman builds her house [on a foundation of godly precepts, and her household thrives], But the foolish one [who lacks spiritual insight] tears it down with her own hands [by ignoring godly principles].
Therefore the Lord God says this, “Listen carefully, I am laying in Zion a Stone, a tested Stone, A precious Cornerstone for the [secure] foundation, firmly placed. He who believes [who trusts in, relies on, and adheres to that Stone] will not be disturbed or give way [in sudden panic].
[ A Secure Foundation ] “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not practice what I tell you?
for no one can lay a foundation other than the one which is [already] laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Encourage your children to overcome their fears, try new things, get outside of their comfort zones and to thrive having a firm foundation in the WORD of GOD.
Holistic godly counseling helps them overcome negative peer pressure.
A home bible study group
is right for you if you like small warm settings where you can learn the messages of GOD which have been sent to you via HIS WORD.
Attorney James Flynn sponsored a Thanksgiving event at the former Midtown Walmart at 18th Avenue South & 22nd Street parking lot on the Southside in St. Petersburg, FL this past November. Over 1000 Turkeys were given away. The festivities included a miniaure petting zoo, kids rode the rotating mechanical bull, several other carnival rides, music and stage performances activated the crowd, several carnival rides were there, and families had fun. It was one of the BEST community events I have seen this year. And best of all, it was FREE to poor and under-served families. The disabled, vets, families who otherwise might not have had an enjoyable Thanksgiving had one because of Mr. Flynn. A special thanks to the Flynn Law Firm for giving back to the community. I saw clients of Barnes holistic there who I can personally attest were truly in dire need whose food resources are very challenged.
“The poor and needy are seeking water, but there is none; Their tongues are parched with thirst. I, the Lord, will answer them Myself; I, the God of Israel, will not neglect them.
For the poor will not always be forgotten, Nor the hope of the burdened perish forever.
May he bring justice to the poor among the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor,
He has given freely to the poor; His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.
Whoever mocks the poor taunts his Maker, And he who rejoices at [another’s] disaster will not go unpunished.
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who is crooked and two-faced though he is rich.
He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes [from their need] will have many curses.
Corruption of government is systematic oppression organized like organized crime to oppress the poor
If you see the oppression of the poor and the denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight [of corruption]; for a higher official watches over another official, and there are higher ones over them [looking out for one another].
The people of the land have practiced oppression and extortion and have committed robbery; they have wronged the poor and needy and they have oppressed the stranger without justice.
The absence of helthcare for ALL is crushing the backs of the poor and shortening their lives.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me (the Messiah), Because He has anointed Me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent Me to announce release (pardon, forgiveness) to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed (downtrodden, bruised, crushed by tragedy),
But you [in contrast] have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress and exploit you, and personally drag you into the courts of law?
The Credit Rating System is another form of slavery. It oppresses the poor by blaming them for lack of money, for being a victim of denied opportunities.
Also he compels all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead [signifying allegiance to the beast],
Like nothing else in the WORLD, the wisdom of GOD heals our broken emotions, restores our minds, and fills us with joy and hope in GOD, our most WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE! HIS Counselors are filled with HIS Spirit and eat at HIS table daily.
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