Pastor James Koppang sermon Sunday October 15th grabbed me by the throat and screamed at me: “Hey man this is wake-up call.”
I have been having these wake-up calls for the past three months or so. A wake-up call is more of an understatement. It is more like a punch to the solar plexus. It sucks the wind out of you. I need it.
Pastor James words exploded in my heart, my mind, my body, and my soul.
“Freedom is important to G-d. Real freedom is led by the spirit of G-d. Real freedom doesn’t mean you don’t get to do what you want to do. Anger is idolatry. Idolatry is what you turn to when in the time of trouble. “
Pastor James added this real kicker:’ Porn is a huge problem in the Church. We have to get serious.”
We (I) have to get real serious about the things of G-d.
I do. For I do not want to be cut off from G-d and my people.
G-d’s word is our instruction manual.
G-d’s word is not a history book. It is a book of lessons.
L-rd teach me.
Break my heart so I can follow you and do whatever you want me to do without the Chametz getting the way of doing your work Yeshua.
My prayers for the past three months or so have been “Make me clean. Get all of anger out of me. Get Chametz out of me., The ego., The anger. Bring me back to you. Clean out all of my shortcomings and deflects of character so I become more like you L-rd.”
By doing these simple acts of kindness, generosity, and compassion has brought more peace into our home.
I am hard headed. I am stubborn. I am stiff necked. I am Jew who is a follower of Yeshua. This is the good and the bad. I argue. I fight for what is right. When I am wrong I admit it. Point me in the right direction for G-d I am relentless.
Basic Chassidic teaching states that anger is worshiping at the altar of Idolatry.
The only way I can change is if I have a broken heart. I must admit that am a sinner.
Doing Mitzvah’s brings about the nullification of me.
Mitzvah means revelation.
Thank you, Pastor James, for your loving words.
I love you Pastor James.
Real freedom is doing and living G-d’s word.