Are you a Cancer or a White cell in the Body?

Are you a CANCER cell or a WHITE cell in the BODY?

cancer cell: any evil condition or thing that spreads destructively; blight.[1]

white cell: the body’s defense system. Your white count rises with infection as your body creates more soldiers to kill the disease.[2]

As you see by the definitions of these two cells they are in exact opposite of each other. A cancer tries to disrupt or destroy while a white cell tries to repair and bring back together the body parts affected. I particularly like this definition of White cell because as Christians we are to “fight the good fight” [3], being ready for battle, soldiers in God’s army. As defined a Cancer cell would be anyone who spreads discord in the body of Christ[4]; bad attitudes, impatience, unforgiveness, anger, resentments, envyings…[5]. As defined a WHITE cell sows seeds of kindness, love, forgiveness…[6]. So using these as our starting point for discussion:

Are you a WHITE cell or a CANCER cell in the BODY of CHRIST?

I know for instance that when I focus on the right things[7] and remember to walk in love, I can operate as a white cell. Being mindful and guarding my thoughts, emotions and actions, bringing all under the obedience of Christ my Lord and Savior.[8] Making a choice to serve not by what my flesh[9] would want but by God’s will for my life. We choose to pray for others, we choose to do good deeds, we choose what we say, carefully when we are walking in love. However when I lose my focus on God and I start walking no longer in love but in the flesh[10], I then am operating as a cancer cell. I then choose flesh over spirit which leads to death.[11] When we are walking in fleshly pursuits we care not who we hurt as long as we gain that which our flesh wants. We become selfish and defensive. We then cannot understand our own actions or reactions effect on others nor do we actually care about that effect. All sin can be traced back to some selfish intent. I do not say this lightly, again all sin can be traced back to a selfish intent. In the Garden of Eden for example what caused Eve to sin? A selfish desire to be equal in knowledge with her Creator.[12] That knowledge of good and evil she sought for and gained because of selfishness, we then are all cursed under the Law[13]. Praise and Glory be unto God for sending Jesus so that we might live instead of getting our just recompense for our sin, which would be death[14]. But for those who truly believe and have faith in and seek and confess Jesus as Lord and Savior there is mercy and grace unto eternal life.[15] When we stop long enough to realize that we are solely responsible for the choices we make, (the choice to walk in the spirit or the flesh), and will be held responsible to God for those choices[16]; then we can walk in the unconditional love that God would have us to. For is it not love that separates us from the world, is that not how Jesus said His disciples would be known ( by the love they had for each other[17])?

All scriptural references provided by E-Sword! In KJV, KJVR versions.

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[3] (1Ti 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. )

[4] 1Co 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

1Co 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

1Co 12:14 For the body is not one member, but many.

1Co 12:15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

1Co 12:16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

1Co 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

1Co 12:18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

1Co 12:19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?

1Co 12:20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.

1Co 12:21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

1Co 12:22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

1Co 12:23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

1Co 12:24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:

1Co 12:25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

1Co 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

1Co 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

[5] Gal 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Gal 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Gal 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

Gal 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

[6] Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Gal 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

[7]Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

[8] 2Co 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

[9] Rom 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

[10] Rom 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

[11] Rom 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. Rom 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

[12] Gen 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Gen 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Gen 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

[13] Gal 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

[14] Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

[15] Joh 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

[16] Mat 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

[17] Joh 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

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Faith in Christ is how we are granted the gift of salvation, however if you are saved it does not mean you can disobey God’s Commandments. All 11 of them the original 10 given to Moses and the one commandment given by Jesus “love one another as I have loved you” !
1Jn 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
1Jn 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1Jn 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
1Jn 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
This last verse says we are to walk as Jesus walked Jesus always obeyed God and lived by His Fathers Laws (Commandments)
God Bless and keep you alway. We always honor all prayer request! love M

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Paul as a role model!

If you ever study I and II Timothy, you will find references to Paul being the Chief of the sinners yet God’s grace delivered him out of sin to salvation and further into the ministry of the Gospel itself. Paul is very important to us today because he was the first Apostle/disciple that did not meet Jesus before the resurrection. Remember Paul had the experience on the road to Damascus of being confronted and blinded for a time. Paul “the least of these” was once a Pharisee who was training to be a Rabbi got persecuted Christians who got his pound of flesh even to the extent that he in his ignorance thinking he was helping God as a Jew by murdering Christians or on other words killing those who chose to follow the Truth of Jesus Christ and now Paul who was yes radically saved from sin was steadfast and faithful to the Gospel and his Lord. Should we all strive to be more like Paul who fought the good fight! Paul’s endurance through trial and afflictions he gladly suffered because he knew God’s grace and love.

Trust the Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says; “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he sahll direct thy paths.”

 All we have to do is put our trust in the Lord. There are so many things that go on in this world that we don’t understand. All of the hurting, the violence, the crime, alcoholism, drug addiction, sexual addiction. So many people blame God for what is going on. I am here to tell you that God is not causing it. We are, when we allow the devil to come in and tempt us and we give in to the temptation. Jesus set us free from the law of sin and death. All we have to do is let him have control. Sometimes it is hard to trust someone. I know by experience. I used to have a big issue about trust. Then I heard about Jesus and what he did for me. Giving his life so that I may have life. See John 10:10 says; “The thief comes but to steal, kill, and destroy, but I (Jesus) have come to GIVE you life, and life MORE ABUNDANTLY.” If you are tired of all the problems make the decision to give you life to Jesus. He can and will make a difference. I am not going to promise you a rose garden when you do, but wha I will say is Jesus will help you make through the tough times IF you TRUST Him.

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Welcome to True Life Ministries Blog.

Jesus is the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings. John 14:6 says.”Jesus saith unto him, I am the way; the truth, and the life; no man cometh to the Father, but by me” Glory to God isn’t Jesus awesome. God so love us that He gave His only Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish. Praise the Lord! So many people forget John 3:17 though “For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that through Him (Jesus) the world might be saved.” We serve a loving and forgiving God.

In Christ;

Pastor D. 

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