Windows On The Word - Newsletter of Tim Greenwood Ministries

Date: June 4th 2007

WINDOWS ON THE WORD - Newsletter of Tim Greenwood Ministries
Diminishing The Darkness ByLifting Up the Marvelous Light Of Jesus Christ

From The Editor ... by Marcia Greenwood - For June 2007

Greetings partners and friends,

How is your soul prospering?  This is a very important question, as it relates to your overall prosperity and health.

3 John 1:2 says – Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.  We know that in the Bible our soul mainly refers to our mind, will and emotions, through which our core beliefs are greatly influenced.
 
God wants us to prosper in all areas in life!  Prosper means to pass, to succeed in reaching, and succeed in business affairs.  This implies a journey of prosperity in all areas of life.

Just how does our soul prosper?  Verse 3-4 goes on to say - For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walk in the truth.  We live what we believe to be truth.

For our souls to prosper, we need to believe that God’s Word IS truth.  We must absolutely trust God more than we trust what we can see or feel in the natural.  It doesn’t matter what we may have believed in the past. If our beliefs do not line up with the Word of God, then we must change our understanding about it and DO what God says.  Then our souls will prosper!

If you are not prospering (succeeding in reaching) all that God has for you, then I want to encourage you to take a good hard, honest look at your soul.  For when you change or renew your soul – your thinking, understanding and believing, then you will be able to receive what God has for you and live in prosperity and health.


Window On The Word ... by Tim Greenwood


What Does the Bible Say About Strife?

The Bible has a lot to say about how destructive strife is when it is allowed into any area of our life and the importance of putting an end to that strife.  Below, I have paraphrased just some of the scriptures that talk about strife.

Genesis 13:7-8 says that the whole land was given to Abram, but it was so important to Abram to avoid strife, that he gave up half of the land, and took the less fertile part.

Psalms 106:32 says that Moses was not allowed to enter the Promised Land – because he allowed the people to provoke him to strife.

Proverbs 28:25 and Psalms 31:20 say that there is a connection between pride and strife and that it is God’s desire to protect us from strife.

Proverbs 15:18 and Proverbs 29:22 say that there is a connection between anger and strife.

Proverbs 16:28 says that if a person plants the seeds of strife or spreads strife, he is either habitually contrary or he is a fraud pretending to be a Christian.

Proverbs 17:1 says that a tiny piece of jerky in a desolate but tranquil place is better than a limitless supply of meat in a palace where there is strife.

Proverbs 17:14 says that strife is like when you crack the bottom of a water-pot, and then start picking at it.  Once it starts to flow, it’s almost impossible to stop it.  Therefore if a situation seems fragile, don’t pick at it.  Because once it has poured out all over the place, you can’t put it back into the pot.

Proverbs 17:19 says that there is a connection between rebellion and strife.

Proverbs 20:3 says that it’s honorable to walk away from strife – but a fool just has to stay and meddle.

Proverbs 22:10 says that if you throw out a mocker (one who makes mouths at people), strife, judgment and dishonor will get up and leave too.

Proverbs 26:17 says that getting mixed up in strife that does not belong to you is about as smart as grabbing an attack dog by the ears!

Proverbs 30:33 says that just as sure that churning milk makes butter, and just as sure as twisting someone’s nose causes it to bleed, publicly pointing out someone else’s faults will cause strife.

Galatians 5:20 and Romans 13:13 show that Paul places strife in the same category as:  "Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, contention, debate, jealousy, wrath, seditions, heresies, laying around deliberately exposing yourself, drunkenness, sleeping around, filthiness in mind or behavior and envying.

Philippians 2:3 says that we should not try to accomplish things or change things through strife.  But rather humbly address the issue as if you considered those involved to be important people.

1 Timothy 6:4 addresses how sometimes an insecure person over-compensating out of self pride, will enter a discussion and ask loaded, inflammatory questions or start disputes over picky little issues or impugn motives, just to stir up strife and drag the group down to his or her level.

James 3:14 –16 says that another form of strife is jealous rivalry which manifests itself in boasting and spinning the facts just to make yourself seem better than someone else. This usually ends up with others involved in your strife.

As you can see for yourself strife is one thing that we as Christians must absolutely remove from our lives                                                


From The President ....
In my annual report to the TGM Board, I said that things are looking good but we’ve only just begun.  
The God given mission of TGM is to diminish the darkness by lifting up the marvelous light of Jesus Christ and to do this through saving the lost, equipping the saved, edifying the equipped, delivering the oppressed, teaching and preaching faith and the agape’ love of God, and providing instruction for the renewal of the mind, training for leadership and healing for the sick.

We are doing everything we can do, stepping through every door, utilizing every resource that has been made available to us thus far. 

Last year we preached fifty-five meetings ministering to thousands, ministered to tens of thousands through television and radio interviews and ministered to hundreds of thousands via the internet.  And yet we have barely even begun to fulfill our mission.

Our mission is too large for Marcia and I to accomplish on our own.  Therefore we welcome both the prayers and financial support of churches and individuals of like precious faith and ask that you join your vision to ours and assist us in accomplishing this mission before the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.


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Announcement ....
TGM is hosting another ICFM sponsored Area Ministers Gathering on Thursday, June 7th starting at 11:30 A.M.
.
Denny's #7707
6550 Irwindale Ave.
Irwindale, CA 91706


The meeting is open to all ordained and licensed ministers in the five-fold ministry.
Dress is business casual

Come be a part of the excitement of ICFM!
Experience  fellowship, Praise and worship, Prayer,  Exhortation and Inspirational leadership messages.

Our Guest Speaker
for this meeting will be my good friend
Pastor John Nicols

Pastor of Joy Christian Fellowship Church, President of  John Nicols Ministries in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and Southwest Regional Director of International Convention of Faith Ministries

The topic for this meeting will be
"Overcoming the Cares and Pressures of  Ministry"
Ministers sometimes find their joy and enthusiasm dimmed by frustration and stress.
Pastor Nicols will teach us how to overcome these cares and pressures without losing our joy.

Pastor John Nicols is founder and senior pastor of Joy Christian Center in Fontana, Califonia.  He has been in the ministry for over 23 years, serving as a youth pastor, associate pastor, evangelist and Bible College instructor.  Pastor Nicols has committed his life to teaching the body of Christ how to win and be a success, by applying God's Word to their lives on a daily basis.

There is no registration fee for the gathering itself.

Attendees may order from the regular Denny's menu.
(Menu prices seem to range from $4.00 - $12 plus drink, tax and tip.)

Note: We will take up an offering for the speaker during the meeting.

If possible please RSVP online
or email  icfm@tgm.org

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Co-Editors
Tim Greenwood
Marcia Greenwood

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