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Battling Lusts & hatred within- Examine yourself!

Updated on May 19, 2016

Battling Lusts Within

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Examine yourslef

Where do the problems arise among Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans

Captain Isaac: James Chapter 4: 1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

Bishop Nathanyel: Read it again! I love this! This chapter is so heavy. Read it again, read it again.

Captain Isaac: [James Chapter 4: 1] From whence come wars and fightings among you?

Bishop Nathanyel: Meaning, one word— Problems! Where do the problems arise amongst Israel? Read James 1:1 so we know who he’s talking to.

Captain Isaac: James Chapter 1: 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad.

Bishop Nathanyel: So this is written to you, my brothers and sisters. This is written to us. Back to James 4:1.

Captain Isaac: James Chapter 4: 1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

Bishop Nathanyel: Don’t these problems come about because of your lusts that war in your members? What are lusts that war within us? Get me Colossians 3:5 to explain about the members.

Captain Isaac: Colossians 3:5

Bishop Nathanyel: This verse is going to explain the members that we war with.

Captain Isaac: [Colossians 3:5 ] Mortify therefore your members

Bishop Nathanyel: Let’s see if he’s talking about John, Frank or Luke. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Colossians 3:5 ] which are upon the earth; fornication

Bishop Nathanyel: Oh, fornication is a member that wars within you. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Colossians 3:5 ] uncleanness

Bishop Nathanyel: uncleanness is a member that wars within you.

Captain Isaac: [Colossians 3:5 ] inordinate affection

Bishop Nathanyel: inordinate affections is a member that wars within us. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Colossians 3:5 ] evil concupiscence

Bishop Nathanyel: evil concupiscence, look up that word. You know I don’t know that word—concupiscence. That’s not a Negro word. Strong sexual desires. Write that down. Stroooong sexual desires. Not little sexual desire. STROOOONNNG sexual desires. Back at you Captain, come on.

Captain Isaac: [Colossians 3:5 ] evil concupiscence

Bishop Nathanyel: evil concupiscence

Captain Isaac: [Colossians 3:5 ] and covetousness

Bishop Nathanyel: and covetousness, meaning desire to have something that is not yours. Come on.

Captain Isaac: [Colossians 3:5 ] which is idolatry?

Bishop Nathanyel: which is idolatry


Kill your members

Inordinate affections means to be outside of God’s divine order

Deacon Yawasap: inordinate means to be outside of God’s nature, divine order.

To be outside of that is inordinate. Could I say something real quick?

You know as we read that, read that thing in Colossians again.

Let me link it together real quick. We were in James 4:1 and it says,”From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

The lusts that war in your members, we read them. Read it again Colossians.

Captain Isaac: Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members

Deacon Yawasap: The Most High said kill! That’s what mortify mean. Kill those members. Kill those what? Read it again!

Captain Isaac: [Colossians 3:5] Mortify therefore your members

Deacon Yawasap: Mortify your members. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: which are upon the earth

Deacon Yawasap: Which are upon the earth. Come on.

Captain Isaac: fornication

Deacon Yawasap: He is going to name, as we went over, the actual members. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Colossians 3:5] fornication

Deacon Yawasap: Fornication is one.

Captain Isaac: [Colossians 3:5] uncleanness

Deacon Yawasap: uncleanness is another one.

Captain Isaac: [Colossians 3:5] inordinate affection,

Deacon Yawasap: inordinate affection is another one.

Captain Isaac: [Colossians 3:5] evil concupiscence

Deacon Yawasap: evil concupiscence, that’s four. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Colossians 3:5] and covetousness

Deacon Yawasap: and covetousness

Captain Isaac: [Colossians 3:5] which is idolatry?

Deacon Yawasap: which is idolatry? What do we notice about those five members? They are all against The Most High. Every last one of them.

But, how are they amplified? How are they triggered?

Through television, through the white man (Esau), through the laws that the wives love against you. That’s who amplifies them, triggers them.

So when they’re not listening to you, they’re listening to somebody else saying, But it’s okay to be inordinate. It’s ok to be a fornicator.

They are arguing with you, here you coming with the law, and they’re telling you what they saw on Dr. Phil say or what they saw on television or what they heard on the job.

There's lust within that can't be fulfilled

Bishop Nathanyel: I’m going to give you a few examples. Read verse 1 again. Listen good. I’m going to give you some examples.

Captain Isaac: James Chapter 4: 1 From whence come wars and fightings among you?

Bishop Nathanyel: Stop! A lot of you always ask questions: How come me and my wife have problems?

How come me and brother so and so have problems or how come me and sister so and so have problems.

Problems that seem to come out of nowhere and you can’t understand the root of the problem. Read.

Captain Isaac: [James Chapter 4: 1] From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

Bishop Nathanyel: So James is saying the first thing to look at, within that brother and/or sister, there’s a lust within that cannot be fulfilled.

I’ll give an example. There was a brother, he used to be here. He’s not here anymore. He was always hunting for women, could never find a wife.

Probably never wanted one. Hunting on the streets, you know “The freaks come out at night!”

Always out there, secretly. Secretly. But I tell you all, a lot of times I see you all when you all be driving,

Yeah, that nigga right, there he go right there. Mmm Hmm.

Then when I confront the brother, Oh, that wasn’t me brother! It wasn’t me! Wasn’t me. Wasn’t me.

I see things. And I got video, but anyway.

So, a sister walks in. This is a true story. I am not making anything up. When I say this all of you up here will know what I’m talking about.

Sister walked in with 8 inch heels and this particular brother goes, Look at that sister.

I said, what?

She’s a hoe!

I said, what do you mean she’s a hoe? Why would you say that?

Look at her shoes. Look at her shoes. Look

I said, I don’t get it. What’s wrong with her heels?

Brother, those are hoe shoes.

I couldn’t take it. I said, all of you come here! Look at the sister’s shoes! Is she a hoe because of the shoes?

Everyone said, no. They’re asking me, what do you get that from?

This knuckle head over here looking at…. I don’t know what the sisters have on they’re feet.

Now, if they come in with, what do call those scuba shoes when they go deep sea diving? Then I might notice.

But if it’s not that, I don’t notice. I don’t know how high the heels are. I don’t notice things like that. So, verse one more time.

Captain Isaac: [James Chapter 4: 1] From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

Office gossip
Office gossip

Frustrated with not satisfying your lusts

Bishop Nathanyel: Here is another one. A brother and his wife cannot get along. For some reason he says,

Brother, I can’t take it anymore. I don’t like her. I don’t like her. I can’t deal with it no more.

What’s wrong brother? I say, what is wrong between you and your wife?

Ahh, she’s this and she’s that. The excuses he is giving me is really not making any concrete sense. I said I don’t understand, these are easy fixes brother. That’s nothing.

She came home, she cooked the food late.

Ok, is that any reason to throw her out the house, get rid of her? I don’t get it. Then I sat back and I’m thinking. I asked, Are the relations okay?”

He goes, “No!” I asked why.

She don’t know what she’s doing!

I said, if she doesn’t know what she’s doing, why don’t you teach what she’s doing. You obviously seem to know what you’re doing.

So, the thought came to my head, I asked, brother, are you watching porn? YES.

Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding!. I said, Okay, there you go. Your wife is about a good 205 [pounds].

I’m just throwing a number out there. You’re looking at videos with a woman is 150 pounds of muscle, very lean, very acrobatic, can get all the legs back here, you know what I’m talking about. Your wife can’t do that.

You’re angry. You’re very angry. You’re mad. Everybody understand what I am saying?

Porn- stop looking at it! Read the verse again.

Captain Isaac: [James Chapter 4: 1] From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

Bishop Nathanyel: Here goes the next one. This is an old school one. This is not now. So don’t nobody look around.

A brother runs in angry. I need money, I need money! Kani knows this story. We ask, what’s wrong brother?

He said, Im going to kill everybody at my job. I’m going to kill everybody! I CAN’T TAKE IT! I’m killing everybody.

Colorful words. You know the story. A lot of colorful words. Mutha-F this, Mutha-F, F, F!! F bombs everywhere.

Brother, Stop. Calm down. What’s wrong?

I’m at work, you know. I’m sitting at my cubicle and I’m doing my thing.

We said, what do you mean doing your thing?

He said, [mumbling] Brother what do you mean? [mumbling]. Talk louder brother.

Alright, I was playing with myself. You were playing with yourself? We said, you are an idiot. Not only did you… if it was that hard… wrong word, wrong word.

If it was that difficult, isn’t there a bathroom stall? You went in your work, you know in a workplace there’s cubicles. Everybody walks pass your cubicle and see what you’re doing.

There are no doors there. I said, you’re an idiot. You deserve to be mocked.

So evidently a few people at his job saw him and told the whole office.

He just quit the job. He was ridiculed. He couldn’t go back. He’s a nasty Negro.

Read the verse, Once again there was something in him that he wanted to satisfy that he couldn’t satisfy. Read it again.

Money can be a form of god to someone

You lust, kill, and desire to have...

Captain Isaac: [James Chapter 4: 1] From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

Bishop Nathanyel: Here’s another one.

What are women’s primary… How many of you are married in here? Raise your hand. Married brothers.

Okay. What is the main problem that the woman always has with the man? I’m not talking about sex.

A brother: Not Clean!

Bishop Nathanyel: Not Clean? Brother, if you know how to wash your behind, wash your behind.

[Laughs]

Bishop Nathanyel: What is the number one problem? There is no one thinking in here?

A brother: Money!

Bishop Nathanyel: Money!! Money, money, money, money, money. Can never have enough. Never have enough.

I’m going to show you some money. Go back to Colossians about covetousness.

Captain Isaac: [Colossians 3:5] and covetousness, which is idolatry

Bishop Nathanyel: Some women, their god is money.

And she always says… This is what I heard this week, How come I have to work?

Labachaa’s wife doesn’t work, Malachi’s wife doesn’t work, brother so-and-so’s wife doesn’t work. This brother’s wife doesn’t work. Why do I have to work?

I said sister, what’s wrong? My wife works! I don’t want her to work, but my wife works. What’s wrong with working?

I said if your husband is not in the same… Everybody in here is not same financial level, playing field.

It’s all different for everybody. So, you cannot look at the Jones’s and compare your life with his or her life.

Some brothers in here can buy a $150 bottle of wine.

I can’t do that and I’m not going to do that. This is the only thing I’m going to buy- a Coke-a-cola! And if it’s more than that, I am not buying it.

[Laughs]

But I’m not sitting around, [mopping] look, He can afford it. And look at his car, he got a nice car, look at his car.

Women do that. Women do that. I don’t hear too many brothers do it, but women do that.

Brother’s do that too? Alright. So, back to Jame 4:1 again. We’re going to get through this.

Captain Isaac: James Chapter 4: 1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

[Verse 2] Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have,

Bishop Nathanyel: Wait, it says, Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have.

When it says kill there, get me 1 John 3: 15 about kill.

You might ask yourself, were the 12 tribes running around killing eat other? No, this was not talking about that.

1 John 3: 15 explains the kill.

Captain Isaac: 1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

Bishop Nathanyel: So murder is synonymous with hatred. We go back to James 4:2. One more time.

Ask in prayer, but not AMISS(wrongfully)!

Captain Isaac: James Chapter 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

Bishop Nathanyel: The word lust means to desire. You desire and have not. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: ye kill

Bishop Nathanyel: Ye kill meaning you hate! Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [James Chapter 4:2] and desire to have, and cannot obtain

Bishop Nathanyel: And you can’t obtain what you want. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [James Chapter 4:2] ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

Bishop Nathanyel: When it says because you ask not, the Lord is telling James tell us of one reason a lot of us don’t get what we want is because we don’t ask.

Get me Matthew 21:22 about asking. What does that mean? Asking.

We don’t ask. Matthew 21: 22

Captain Isaac: Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask

Bishop Nathanyel: And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask, go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Matthew 21:22] in prayer

Bishop Nathanyel: in what?

Captain Isaac: [Matthew 21:22] in prayer

Bishop Nathanyel: So asking means to pray. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Matthew 21:22]believing, ye shall receive.

Bishop Nathanyel: So now let’s go back to James 4:2 one more time.

Captain Isaac: James Chapter 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

Bishop Nathanyel: So now the thought is, but I do ask, I do ask.

Every night I ask. Every month I, what do we do every month? I fast and nothing is working.

Let’s read the next verse.

Captain Isaac: [James Chapter 4:3] Ye ask, and receive not

Bishop Nathanyel: You pray. Yeah some of you do pray and you still don’t get what you want. Why?

Captain Isaac: [James Chapter 4:3] because ye ask amiss

Bishop Nathanyel: Can we look up that word: Amiss. Let’s look up that word, amiss.

That’s not an ordinary Negro word. I don’t know what that means.

Amiss: Not quite right; inappropriate or out of place.

Synonyms, it says wrong, awry, faulty, defective payers, flawed prayers, unsatisfactory prayers, incorrect Prayers, not right prayers, inappropriate prayers, improper prayers. Amiss.

Let’s read that again Captain.

Captain Isaac: Yes sir! [James Chapter 4:3] Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss

Bishop Nathanyel: You ask amiss. You ask wrongfully. You ask inappropriately. You ask out of the ordinarily. [Laughs] Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [James Chapter 4:3] that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

Bishop Nathanyel: oh! So why you praying for that house, that car? So that you can look better than the next sister next you.

That’s why you want that house and that car., for the wrong reasons.

It’s not, Lord bless me a home, a large house for my family. No, No! It’s, Lord bless me with a house so that I can look better than that B-I-T… over there!

You’re not getting that house.

Or, here go the brother prayer, Lord bless me with a wife that’s 5 foot 10, 34-D, and wide so I can get my rocks off!

Oh, that’s why you want a wife? You’re not getting a wife! Just for that. Read the verse again.

Deacon Yawasap: And it might be to save your life.

Deacon Labachaa: Bishop, they be like, Lord you know my taste. Lord, you know my taste. God doesn’t know anything about your taste man.

Captain Isaac: [James Chapter 4:3] Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

Bishop Nathanyel: So God says your prayers are not answered because you ask for the wrong reasons. And it’s selfish reasons.

Some of you pray for jobs. Are praying for a job?

Give me the scripture, Let him that steal, and steal no more. That one in Ephesians I think.

It might be Ephesians 4. Help me out here. Where is it? Ephesians 4: 28.

Give me this. Some of you praying for jobs, right? Okay.

Captain Isaac: Ephesians 4: 28 Let him that stole steal no more

Bishop Nathanyel: Why?

Captain Isaac: [Ephesians 4: 28] but rather let him labour,

Bishop Nathanyel: Why?

Captain Isaac: [Ephesians 4: 28] working with his hands

Bishop Nathanyel: Why?

Captain Isaac: [Ephesians 4: 28] the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

Bishop Nathanyel: Why?

Captain Isaac: [Ephesians 4: 28] that he may have to give to him that needeth.

Bishop Nathanyel: I don’t like that right there. I don’t want it for that reason.

No, I don’t want to work to give to him that needeth. Hell No.

I want the latest Jordans. I my outfit to be… I want to floss.

I don’t want that hoopty Lord. No, No, No! I need, what’s that car called, ghost? Is it a ghost? The phantom! I want a phantom. That’s what I want.

Can we look and see what a phantom looks like.

I don’t want to take the bus no more. I don’t want to take the train no more. I want this car.

Deacon Yawasap: Now, I got to say something. You put the wrong spirit, almost any spirit.

You put then in there, they’re done. They’re done.

[Laughs]

That’s sick. See, See, See. Wait a second. Slow down.

The scripture that we read go back to that scripture that you read over there- amiss.

Bishop Nathanyel: in James.

Deacon Yawasap: In James.

Captain Isaac: James Chapter 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

Deacon Yawasap: Because you ask amiss.

So, we want to be righteous brothers and sisters. Can I get a witness?

And we’re praying and we’re fasting and we’re saying why isn’t the Lord answering my prayer.

And you haven’t figured it out yet. You say you haven’t figured it out yet.

Then the scripture says in 2 Corinthians 13:5, examine yourselves. Let’s get that. Examine yourselves.

Examine yourself!

Bishop Nathanyel: Let’s read that. Let’s read it.

Deacon Yawasap: Let’s get that. Examine yourselves.

Captain Isaac: 2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.

Deacon Yawasp: That’s the part I want right there.

Prove your own selves. So when it says examine yourselves, prove your own selves. What’s happening here? What does that mean?

I want someone to answer that. Here we are, you and me. Us, us as individuals, whatever. We are constantly praying for something.

Fasting and praying for all kinds of things. And it’s not coming to pass. We’re not getting it.

You started questioning. The Lord not even hearing us.

We start getting Mad. But the Lord said, no I’m hearing you. Examine yourself.

So when you examine yourself. What’s happening? What does this mean? Hmmm.Ok you. You. Yes.

What does that mean, examine yourselves? How does this correlate with everything that we’ve been reading?

What is the purpose of examining yourselves in correlation to what we read about asking amiss?

Brother: When you’re examining yourself, you looking at yourself to see what sins that you’re committing and what you need to do to change about yourself.

Deacon Yawasp: Okay. Right. Exactly, because what’s happening is that when you examine yourself… What happens when you examine yourself?

You find out what is the stumbling block. The sin reveals.

You check yourself against the laws of The Most High and you realize, you know what?

I got a problem with this.

Bishop Nathanyel: Wait! Does this say examine the man next to you?

Deacon Yawasap: No. No, yourself.

Bishop Nathanyel: Does it say examine your spouse?

Deacon Yawasp: No, yourself.

That’s what it says cause each of us got to do this on our own.

So when you check yourself against the laws of The Most High and that red flag pops up.

Then you think about it. You say okay I do have this problem. And if the Lord wants to give me that, I will be destroyed. Then you get some understanding.

You say, until I fix this, The Lord is not going to, what I think is a blessing, will turn out to be a curse.

Bishop Nathanyel: Ay, one sister told me this week.

She said I can’t stand my husband. She said we always broke. I’m sick of being broke.

If I had money, I said what would you do? I would leave that Nigga.

Deacon Yawasap: So that’s the reason why the Lord not going to give it to her. Her mind is messed up. You hear that?

If I give you the money you gone become the devil to the sixth power.

So the Lord said no. So you’re not going to get it cause you’re already revealing what you’re going to do with it. So I’m not going to give it to you.

And that’s because I love you.

That is what the Lord is saying. But, you better get it right before I kill you. Go ahead.

Deacon Laba: Deacon Yawasap, you know the scripture you brought out- examine yourself?

That’s a perfect as scriptures who can control our lusts. The lust we have in us.

Like perfect example: If I have car like It’s like I’m asking the Lord let me go back in the world.

If I pray for a car like that, I’m asking the Lord, Lord, I miss the world. Let me go back in the World because I have not examined myself.

A car like that would bring me back in the club, bring me back to the stripper club, bring me back to the things that I don’t like to do.

Deacon Eythan: I got a scripture for that, real quick. Sirach 20:21[Ecclesiasticus- in the Apocrypha] about why you can’t get it. Sirach 20:21

Captain Isaac: The book of Sirach 20:21 There is that is hindered from sinning through want:

Deacon Eythan: There is a person that is hindered from sinning through lacking. Not getting it. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Sirach 20:21] and when he taketh rest,

Deacon Eythan: When he realize why he can’t get it, go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Sirach 20:21] he shall not be troubled

Deacon Eythan: He won’t fall in the world.

So The Most High will Hind you from getting what you want so you don’t get troubled.

You won’t get sin. You won’ fall off into the world.

Bishop Nathanyel: So, get me 1 Peter: 3:7.

So back to your couples, you husbands and wives.

You pray and pray and pray, but your prayers are not answered.

Here’s a precept for James 4:3.

Captain Isaac: 1 Peter: 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands

Bishop Nathanyel: Likewise, ye husbands

Captain Isaac: [1 Peter: 3:7] dwell with them according to knowledge

Bishop Nathanyel: Dwell with your wife according to God’s laws.

That’s what he’s saying. Come one.

Captain Isaac: [1 Peter: 3:7] giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel

Bishop Nathanyel: Give unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel.

No, she’s not going to be your level. That’s why in Ephesians, the Lord compares marriage to Christ and the Church.

The husband at home supposed to be Christ, the wife represents the church at home.

Read it again.

Captain Isaac: [1 Peter: 3:7] Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel,and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

Bishop Nathanyel: See that part? Let your prayers be not hindered. That your prayers be not hindered.

If you do not deal with your wife according to God’s Laws, your prayers are hindered.

Now, although it’s stipulating the man guess what else it goes for? If goes vice-a-versa.

If he’s the devil at home, that’s the reason the prayers are hindered. If she is the devil at home, the prayers are hindered.

That’s why you always hear stories, I’m broke. I’m sick of being broke. We don’t have any money. We don’t have this. Look at that family over there got it and that family got it. Why don’t we have it?

Well sister, brother, there is an answer right there. Back to James.

Deacon Labachaa: Yeah, Bishop?

Bishop Nathanyel: Yes?

Deacon Labachaa: When you examine the matter that she knows what their families doesn’t have and what this family doesn’t have.

But, the reason that she can acknowledge that much of wisdom.

What about apply the wisdom to ourselves or what about get a job helping your husband out so you can get what you want.

See, that wisdom will never kick in. Because why? She is not looking for anything to be fixed.

She’s looking for things to destroy.

Bishop Nathanyel: Back to James 4: 3 one more time.

Captain Isaac: James 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not

Bishop Nathanyel: You pray and don’t receive.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:3 ] because ye ask amiss

Bishop Nathanyel: Because you pray for the wrong reasons.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:3 ] that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

Bishop Nathanyel: that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Selfish reasons.

That’s why your prayers are not answered.

You’re praying for selfish reasons. Self-centered.

Deacon Yawasap: that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

You have to dwell on that part there because that telling you the reason why The Most High isn’t giving it to you.

You’re asking for the blessing of The Most High. The Most High said okay I’ll give you that house. I’ll give you that car. I’ll give you this. But, what would you do with it?

You will consume if upon your lusts.

You won’t do what The Most High said to do with it.

Bishop Nathanyel: Right. Like one brother said, Oh, I want to get married. I want to get married.

And I said, well what happens if she gets pregnant?

He says, I’ll send her back to her parents.

Then you’re not ready to get married.

That you may consume it upon your own lusts.

That’s what all of that is saying, that you may consume it upon your own lusts. Next verse.

Prove a friend

Friendship with the world is enmity with God

Captain Isaac: [James 4:4] Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Bishop Nathanyel: Now that’s a heavy verse right there.

You might ask what is he talking about.

The key that you want to look at in this verse here is the word adulterers and adulteresses.

Read it again.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:4] Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?

Bishop Nathanyel: So now remember, this letter is written to the 12 tribes of Israel which are scattered abroad.

So, why here, is he calling us adulterers and adulteresses meaning female adulterers?

Get Jeremiah 3:8-9. This is why.

Now, remember what we read in Colossians 3. It said covetousness which is idolatry which is what?

Covetousness, that’s one of your lusts.

Captain Isaac: Jeremiah 3: 8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery

Bishop Nathanyel: backsliding Israel committed adultery. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Jeremiah 3: 8 ] I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

Bishop Nathanyel: watch this.

Captain Isaac: [Jeremiah 3: 9] And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.

Bishop Nathanyel: Another word, idolatry.

That is what we were doing. We were committing idolatry.

So God called us adulterers. He called us idolaters.

Jump down to verse 14.

Captain Isaac: [Jeremiah 3: 14] Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:

Bishop Nathanyel: So God wants to bring us to Zion.

Let’s go back to James now.

Now that we understand that we are called adulterers and adulteresses because of what brothers? Idolatry.

Remember Idolatry was one of the lusts we read in Colossians 3: 5. It said, and covetousness which is idolatry.

So you may covet this. Every morning this is all you think about.

This is a bottle of seeds. After a while this becomes your god cause all you think about is this.

So I’m doing it with this, but it could be money. It could be a car. It could be a house.It could be a woman. It could be anything.

Whatever you give your heart, your mind, your soul to that can be an idol to you.

Deacon Yawasap: Right. If you love this thing so much you’ll break the law to get it.

You’ll steal. Next thing we know, it’s the Sabbath and you’re not here anymore.

Bishop Nathanyel: Exactly. Read that again now, James 4.

Captain Isaac: James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?

Bishop Nathanyel: So God is telling us we can’t be friends with the world.

He saying that because why? We were adulterers, spiritual adultery. Committing adultery just like the other nations.

So God said we will become…. It is enmity.

The word enmity,can we look that up? Enmity.

Enmity: hostility, animosity. Let me see some easy words. Bitter. Oh hate. See hate or hatred for enmity.

Those are easy words we all understand, hate or hatred.

Read James 4:4 one more time.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:4] Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Bishop Nathanyel: Friendship with the world is hatred with God. Hatred with God. Hatred with God.

Let me give you a precept. Another Example. I’m going to give you an example.

Get me 2 Chronicles 20. 2 Chronicles 20. Just for an example.

Captain Isaac: 2 Chronicles 20:34

Bishop Nathanyel: Watch this.

Captain Isaac: 2 Chronicles 20:34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Jehu the son of Hanani

Bishop Nathanyel: Don’t any of you run around trying to find the book of Jehu. Please Stop. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [2 Chronicles 20:34 ] who is mentioned in the book of the kings of Israel.

[2 Chronicles 20:35] And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:

Bishop Nathanyel: A-ha-zi-ah

Captain Isaac: [2 Chronicles 20:35] Ahaziah king of Israel

Bishop Nathanyel: Remember, king of Israel was split into two.

You had the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdome of Judah.

Jehoshaphat was the king of Judah.

Now he joins himself Ahaziah, king of Israel. Who did what?

Captain Isaac: [2 Chronicles 20:35] who did very wickedly

Bishop Nathanyel: So King Ahaziah was a wicked king. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [2 Chronicles 20:36] And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongeber.

[2 Chronicles 20:37] Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah, the LORD hath broken thy works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.

Bishop Nathanyel: Tarshish is Spain. Tarshish is Spain.

So The Most High destroyed the ships that the two kings did a joint union on.

Why? Because King Ahaziah of Israel was an idolater. He was wicked as hell.

And King Jehoshaphat, it tells you he was righteous, decided to make a union with him.

The Most High does not want us to do that.

So, from there, get me Ephesians 5:11-12.

Many of us in here, we still have friends in the world. You all know who you are.

Some of you chase these friends from sun up to sun down.

Some of you man especially, chasing these wicked women in the world. I could get her to repent. I could get her to repent.

No you can’t bro. Stop it. Stop. Ephesians 5:11-12

Captain Isaac: Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Bishop Nathanyel: The word fellowship there means friendship.

The word fellowship there means friendship. Read it again.

Captain Isaac: [Ephesians 5:11] And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Bishop Nathanyel: But what?

Captain Isaac: reprove them.

Bishop Nathanyel: Meaning correct them. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Ephesians 5:12] For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

Bishop Nathanyel: You know the hoe you’re chasing is wicked as hell.

She into Lesbianism. She eats pork. She’s into other nations and you’re still trying to chase her.

I can get her to repent. I can get her to repent. Stop!

It says don’t do that.But now look at verse 11.

When it says, but rather reprove them it let you know you may still have some association with the person. But, the bible says correct them.

Get me the scripture in Sirach [Ecclesiasticus] when you be amongst the ungodly, observe the time. That one.

That goes with this one. Because you may say well if there’s no fellowship with them how can we reprove them?

Easy. They’re just an associate. AY! Shalom bro. Hay stop doing that. Peace and love. Later.And you’re out.

You’re not sitting down, letsgo out to dinner. Let’s hang out.

[Sirach] 22: 12. Thank you. Sirach 27: 12.

Captain Isaac: Sirach 27: 12 [Ecclesiasticus in the Apocrypha] If thou be among the indiscreet, observe the time; but be continually among men of understanding.

Bishop Nathanyel: Read it again.

Captain Isaac: [Sirach 27: 12] If thou be among the indiscreet, observe the time

Bishop Nathanyel: Observe the time means look at that watch. Ah, time to go.

Look up indiscreet for us. Foolish, immodest.

Okay, I like immodest. Unseemly, improper.

That’s an easier word. Improper, Impulsive, reckless, hasty, rash, thoughtless, incautious, fool-hearting, foolish.

Okay, we can roll with that. Read that again for us Captain.

Captain Isaac: Sirach 27: 12 thou be among the indiscreet, observe the time; but be continually among men of understanding.

Bishop Nathanyel: The foolish

Captain Isaac: observe the time

Bishop Nathanyel: It says, observe the time meaning look at that watch.

Don’t spend too long of a time with him or her.

Everybody understand that? Let’s go back.

Deacon Yawasap: Can I say something?

Bishop Nathanyel: Go ahead.

Deacon Yawasap: Can I say something?

Bishop Nathanyel: Go ahead.

Deacon Yawasap: If you are with the ungodly and you are looking at your watch, is your mind-state the same as the mind-state of those that you are with?

Congregation: No!

Deacon Yawasap: So there is no fellowship there.

Bishop Nathanyel: Exactly. Let’s go back now to James.

Spirit vs. flesh

Kingdom of God

The Flesh lust against the Spirit. Walk in the Spirit (God's Laws) and you won't fulfill the lusts of the flesh

Captain Isaac: James 4: 5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

Bishop Nathanyel: So the scriptures teach us that the spirit within us lusts to envy. lusteth to envy.

Get me that in Galatians 5.

There’s a constant battle within each and every individual.

And this is what Paul explained in the book of Galatians 5:16:17

Captain Isaac: Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Bishop Nathanyel: When it says walk in the spirit it’s saying walk in the scriptures.

Walk in the laws of God. And you shall what?

Captain Isaac: [Galatians 5:16] and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Bishop Nathanyel: and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Galatians 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.

Bishop Nathanyel: So there’s always a spiritual battle within us.

This is the same thing that James said in verse 1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in you?

Read that again. Where are you? Galatian 5 and what?

Captain Isaac: [Galatians 5:17]

Bishop Nathanyel: Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Galatians 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.

Bishop Nathanyel: Now read the one that tells you about what the works of the flesh are.

Captain Isaac: [Galatians 5:19] Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Bishop Nathanyel: So he’s going to explain what’s waring within you. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Galatians 5:19] which are these; Adultery

Bishop Nathanyel: Adultery

Captain Isaac: [Galatians 5:19] fornication

Bishop Nathanyel: Fornication. Fornication is sexual immorality.

Any sex outside of marriage, that’s fornication. Go ahead

Captain Isaac: [Galatians 5:19] uncleanness

Bishop Nathanyel: uncleanness

Captain Isaac: [Galatians 5:19] lasciviousness,

Bishop Nathanyel: Can we look up lasciviousness please?

I don’t know that word. La-sci-vi-ous-ness. L-A-S-C, I don’t know the rest.

Right there. There is go. There it go. Okay.

Filled with or showing sexual desire. That’s just like concupiscence.

Go back. It says something else.

Okay, inclined to lustfulness, lewd, arousing sexual desire, indicating sexual interest or expressive of lust or lewdness.

Deacon Yawasap: Look up lewdness.

Cause you can have sexual interest s in your wife.

There isn’t anything wrong with that. Look up lewdness.

Bishop Nathanyel: obscene or indecent, I like those words.

Deacon Yawasap: Now you’re getting there.

Bishop Nathanyel: obscene or indecent, vulgar, base, vile, wicked.

Those are some good definitions right there.

So go back to Galatians where you were reading at.

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

[Galatians 5:20] Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

[Galatians 5:21] Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings,

Bishop Nathanyel: Now, that murdering, didn’t we just read about that about—you kill? Same thing. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Galatians 5:21] 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.

Bishop Nathanyel: If you do those things, you shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Alright, so now we are in James 4 and we are at verse 6 now.

The Grace of God teaches us to DENY ungodliness.

Captain Isaac: James 4:6 But he giveth more grace.

Bishop Nathanyel: Ah, you see? There you go. The Christian just say, see this, Hallelujah, thank you Jesus.e can keep on sinning. Keep on sinning.

Give me Titus 2:11 about grace. He giveth more grace.

Titus 2:11 please. And jump down to verse 14 after you done with that.

Captain Isaac: Titus 2:11 For the grace of God

Bishop Nathanyel: For the grace of God. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Titus 2:11] That bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

Bishop Nathanyel: it brings salvation

Captain Isaac: [Titus 2:11] hath appeared to all men,

Bishop Nathanyel: hath appeared to all men. It’s talking about all Israelite men. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Titus 2:14] Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity

Bishop Nathanyel: wait, read verse 11 to 14. I’m sorry.

Captain Isaac: Alright.Titus 2:12 Teaching us that

Bishop Nathanyel: Wait. You see. Now that’s what I wanted too. That verse. Read verse 11 and 12 again.

Captain Isaac: [Titus 2:11] For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

[verse 12] Teaching us that, denying ungodliness

Bishop Nathanyel: So brothers, grace is meant to teach us, what Captain Isaac?

Captain Isaac: [Titus 2:12] denying ungodliness

Bishop Nathanyel: Stop. So grace is meant to teach us to deny ungodliness.

To deny breaking God’s laws.

That’s the purpose of grace.

Grace in other words, God didn’t kill you yet so that you can learn. That’s grace.

Deacon Yawasap: Let me give you an example of grace.

You took out a loan from a bank. And the deadline is August 24th. And you took out $2,000.

You only have $100. You’re not going to have that thing paid by the time the date roll around.

So the bank makes an agreement you and gives you what is known as a grace period.

You all alright? What would that grace teach you? It will give you time to get your business together before the deadline comes up.

Does that mean I don’t have to pay the bill at all?

These stupid, dumb Christians, they make me sick.

[Laughs]

Deacon Laba: That means the bank is telling you get me my money.

Deacon Yawasap: It says, we are going to give you time to pay it.

We are going to give you time to get it right. It’s not saying go ahead and keep it. No.

It’s giving you time to get it right. That is what Christ is doing with grace.

Bishop Nathanyel: There you go. Everybody understand that?

So God is giving us grace to get our lives right.

That is what grace is. Read it again Captain.

Captain Isaac: Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

[verse 12] Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Bishop Nathanyel: Where?

Captain Isaac: [Titus 2:12] in this present world

Bishop Nathanyel: Because people like to say, oh that bible is for old times.

It says in what brothers? In this present world.

In this present world meaning here in America. Go ahead. Hold on.

Deacon Yawasap: So, I’m going to jump on men and women for a second.

If the woman have a big mouth as wide as Madison Avenue, what should she be trying to do?

She should be trying to learn this Bible and shut the hell up and follow what her husband say before the Lord drop the boom.

Bishop Nathanyel: Exactly, so when women say, I always hear women say I have a problem with submitting myself to a man.

No you don’t, you have a problem submitting yourself to a black man and not the white man. Because you go to your white boss and submit whole-heartedly.

If he says put on a chicken suit for $1000 guess what the black woman going to do? Put on a chicken suit and gobble, gobble, cluck, cluck. That’s what she going to do.

But let you tell her to put on a chicken suit.

[Laughs]

So grace is meant to give her time to get her life right. You have problems submitting yourself to a man meaning your husband.

You should have been practicing this as soon as you got in the Truth.

Here she is in the Truth for four years and still the devil the Bible speaks of.

You have not taken advantage of your grace period. This grace at all. At all. You have been playing games.

Then going to say I am a daughter of Sarah, Shalom. I’m a daughter of Satan, Shalom!

[Laughs]

Run Brothers, Run. Where are we Captain Isaac?

Captain Isaac: [Titus 2:13] Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

[verse 14] Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity

Bishop Nathanyel: that he might redeem us from all iniquity

Captain Isaac: : [Titus 2:14] and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Bishop Nathanyel: Now you know why that verse is heavy? Verse 14, notice it says and purify unto himself a peculiar people.

Now when you look at verse 11 it said For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.

A Christian will stop you there and say see it says all men.

But verse 14 says Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

So the peculiar people is what you want.

Get, as a precept, Psalms 135: 4. What is this all men that are a peculiar people.

Captain Isaac: Psalms 135: 4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

Bishop Nathanyel: See that? Israel is the peculiar treasure. Not all races.

So you have to know people will take this Bile and spend their head on you.

You prophets better learn this book.

Lets go back to James. Learn your book. Thank you.

Go back to James. We’re in verse 7 right? 4:7?

Captain Isaac: Yes.

Bishop Nathanyel: Read [verse] 6 again. You seemed confused.

Captain Isaac: James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Bishop Nathanyel: [you] see where it says God resisteth the proud?

You might ask, what is wrong with being proud? The pride God is talking about is not the type of pride or being proud of who you are.

It’s not talking about that. Give me the precept in Sirach [Ecclesiasticus- in the Apocrypha] 10 and what verse? 12. Get me that.

This is the type of proud or pride that God hates.

Captain Isaac: Sirach 10:12 [Ecclesiasticus- in the Apocrypha] The beginning of pride is when one departeth from God

Bishop Nathanyel: So when the woman says I have too much pride to submit myself to my husband, who is keeping God’s laws… read that again.

Captain Isaac: [Sirach 10:12] The beginning of pride is when one departeth from God, and his heart is turned away from his Maker.

Bishop Nathanyel: You see that? Is that it?

Captain Isaac: [Sirach 10:13] For pride is the beginning of sin, and he that hath it shall pour out abomination: and therefore the Lord brought upon them strange calamities, and overthrew them utterly.

Bishop Nathanyel: So that’s the pride that God hates.

When you depart from his commandments.

He have given every one of us, every male every female, a divine order.

When you say I don’t want to walk in the order God gave me, that’s pride.

You are departing from God’s Laws. Okay? Go back to James.

And we’re at verse 7. Read [verse] 6 again.

Captain Isaac: James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Bishop Nathanyel: So why does God give us more grace? Why does He give us more grace? Johnathan.

Johnathan: He gives us more grace so that it gives us time to get ourselves right.

Bishop Nathanyel: Exactly. So that we can learn to deny ungodliness.

He’s giving us time. Go ahead. Read on.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:6] But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud

Bishop Nathanyel: So the proud is the brother and or sister that goes against God’s laws.

God resist that brother. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:6] but giveth grace unto the humble

Bishop Nathanyel: He only gives grace to the humble brother or sister. Meaning, I see my faults Father. Forgive me.

Husband, I did this to you, I did this. I’m sorry.

Or wife, I should’ve did this, I did that, I’m sorry.

And you go before the Lord for grace.

Deacon Yawasap: Read that again.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:6] God resisteth the proud

Deacon Yawasap: So God resisteth the proud.

The proud they don’t want to use the grace period to get themselves right.

They want to Niggas from the time they learn to the time they die.

They don’t want to adhere to the scriptures.

They don’t want to use the grace period. But, read the next piece.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:6 ] but giveth grace unto the humble

Deacon Yawasap: Now in the terms of the bank.

The bank said I’m going to give you a grace period to pay this money.

So you’re taking your time and you’re getting it right because you know when the grace period ends, your bill was paid.

Bishop Nathanyel: Right.

Deacon Yawasap: A proud person says, I’m not paying anything.

Bishop Nathanyel: Right. The bank will say $50 a month.

Deacon Yawasap: Exactly. The thing when it says God resisteth the proud, the bank say Nigga you will never pay.

Lock his ass up. Okay? So you can understand the correlation how it works with us.

The Most High is giving us a grace period to learn these laws and apply them.

That’s the grace part. When we don’t want to follow that grace, that’s what it mean when it says resisteth the proud.

Bishop Nathanyel: Let me give you an example of grace and the proud.

Get me Ecclesiastes 8:11. You know. Ecclesiastes not Ecclesiasticus [Sirach- in the Apacrypha] Is that what I want? Okay that one.

I got a problem submitting myself. And you chest bumping sisters, ya’ll know what I’m talking about.

You know a chest bumper. When they want to provoke you to knock them the F out.

They want to bump you with their chest, their finger in your face.

Brothers, just walk out. That’s Satan in them. Satan. Or they want to pop you in the face. See…

Deacon Yawasap: Bishop, that’s like a lion being with all that power he got somebody in front of him.

He want to eat his behind [butt] up.

Then somebody going to take his teeth away from him. He can’t bite them. But he want to tear your behind to pieces.

[Laughs]

Captain Isaac: Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily

Bishop Nathanyel: That’s a grace period. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Ecclesiastes 8:11] therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Bishop Nathanyel: That’s the pride. That’s the proud right there. Read it again.

Captain Isaac: [Ecclesiastes 8:11] Because sentence against an evil work

Deacon Yawasap: You got to read it slow because that think has to seep into that head under those… all that hair and all that hair-dos.

It has to get up under all that.

Captain Isaac: [Ecclesiastes 8:11] Because sentence against an evil work

Bishop Nathanyel: Right. The sentence is DEATH. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Ecclesiastes 8:11]is not executed speedily,

Bishop Nathanyel: So God won’t kill you right away.

Captain Isaac: [Ecclesiastes 8:11] therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Bishop Nathanyel: Right. They are getting bolder to do more and more evil. Back to James [Chapter] 4.

Rebellious women

Godly Sorrow

Submit yourself unto God

Captain Isaac: James 4:7

Bishop Nathanyel: Come on.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:7] Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Bishop Nathanyel: So, Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Get me 2 Chronicles 15:1. Here’s a precept.

So when it says submit yourselves therefore to God, Men we must submit ourselves to the role God gave us.

Women, you must submit ourselves to the role God gave you.

Resist the devil because the devil will say no you don’t have to submit yourselves in your prospective roles. You got it?

I want [verses] 1 through 3

Captain Isaac: Yes sir.

2 Chronicles 15:1And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while ye be with him;

Bishop Nathanyel: That’s what you want. The Lord is with you.

The stipulation is while you be with him. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [2 Chronicles 15:1] and if ye seek him, he will be found of you;

Bishop Nathanyel: Come on.

Captain Isaac: [2 Chronicles 15:1] but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you

Bishop Nathanyel: So if you forsake God, he will forsake you.

That is the stipulation that everybody forgets.

That’s all I wanted Let’s go back to James 4:7 one more time.

Captain Isaac: James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Bishop Nathanyel: So, men ubmit yourselves to the Laws Gods had that pertain to men.

You women submit to the laws God has that pertain to women. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:7] Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Bishop Nathanyel: So we have to resist the devil and he will flee from us.

The word devil simply means deceiver. Okay? Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:8] Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.

Bishop Nathanyel: So we have to draw near to God. And he will draw near to us.

That’s what we just read in Chronicles. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:8] Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Bishop Nathanyel: A double minded person is somebody that you will read the scriptures but not apply nothing.

You read, read, read and sin, sin, sin. Read, read, read. Sin, sin, sin.

That’s what a double minded… Get me that in Sirach where it says one that knoweth little.

You know that’s one? That one.

Captain Isaac: Ecclesiasticus [Sirach] 19: 24 He that hath small understanding, and feareth God, is better than one that hath much wisdom

Bishop Nathanyel: much wisdom, able to quote, find scripture, break it down, break it down, break it down. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Sirach 19:24] and transgresseth the law of the most High.

Bishop Nathanyel: but he transgress the law of The Most High.

So we definitely have to be mindful, all of us, of that.

Let’s go back to James.

Captain Isaac: James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

[verse 9] Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

Bishop Nathanyel: So you might ask, why does the Lord want us to cry instead of laugh? I don’t understand. I don’t understand.

Give me the in Corinthians. 2 Corinthians 7:9 and 10. Why does He wants us to cry and not laugh

Captain Isaac 2 Corinthians 7:9

Bishop Nathanyel: We want verse 9 and 10.

Captain Isaac [2 Corinthians 7:9] Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance:

Bishop Nathanyel: You sorrowed to repentance.

That’s why God wants us to be sorrowful if it deals with repentance. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [2 Corinthians 7:9] for ye were made sorry after a godly manner,

Bishop Nathanyel: It’s godly sorrow that He wants meaning you realize that committing adultery, being a liar, a thief which were wrong.

You sorrow to repentance is what The Most High’s looking for. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [2 Corinthians 7:9] that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.

[verse 10] For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation

Bishop Nathanyel: see that? godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation. Read!

Captain Isaac: [2 Corinthians 7:10] not to be repented of

Bishop Nathanyel: And don’t repent of that.

Don’t go back from it. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [2 Corinthians 7:10] but the sorrow of the world

Bishop Nathanyel: Now, this is the type of sorrow that God don’t want.

The sorrow of the world, go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [2 Corinthians 7:10] worketh death.

Bishop Nathanyel: worketh death meaning, Oh let’s march for Gay rights.

Oh Tommy got aids and died. Lets march for more funding. Let’s march for more funding. No!

That is not the sorrow that we are to be involved in. Why? Because that sorrow doesn’t teach us to repent.

Oh shoot, Tommy caught aids dropped dead.

Go back to James.

Captain Isaac: James 4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

Bishop Nathanyel: Meaning repent. Godly Sorrow. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:10] Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

[verse 11] Speak not evil one of another, brethren.

Bishop Nathanyel: So, Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

A lot of times men and women, husbands and wives you look for the spouse to um…

I’ll use the flip side with the women.

The woman wants you to humble yourself to her.

No, it doesn’t work like that.

The bible says humble yourself in the site of God and He shall lift you up meaning if the male and female humble themselves to the word of God there would be peace at home.

But, when they go No I’m not humbling myself. So, God’s not going to lift you up.

Everybody understands that? Go ahead.

Couple rendering evil for evil

Stumbling Block

The second greatest commandment: Love your neighbor as yourself!

Captain Isaac: [James 4:11] Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

Bishop Nathanyel: Get me that law. Get me that in Mark 12. Mark 12. I want [verse] 29 to 31.

What law? What law?

Captain Isaac: Mark 12: 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

[verse 30] And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

[verse 31] And the second is like,

Bishop Nathanyel: This is the one we want. And the second is like…Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [ Mark 12: 31] namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Bishop Nathanyel: So, love your neighbor as you love yourself.

Go back James real quick and let’s look at it again. James 4:11.

Captain Isaac: James 4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren.

Bishop Nathanyel: Why? Because we are supposed to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.

Love your brethren. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:11] He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother,

Bishop Nathanyel: When it says judgeth his brother it talks about condemns his brother.

It’s not saying to judge as Hay, brothers you are supposed to grow your beard.

Brother, you’re not supposed to commit adultery.

It’s not talking about the judgement in terms of correction.

It’s talking about the judgment in terms of condemnation. Read it again.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:11] He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law

Bishop Nathanyel: How does he speak evil of the law?

Because the law says love your neighbors. What brothers?

Congregation: As yourself!

Bishop Nathanyel: As yourself. So your saying that no I’m not doing that law Lord. That law is wrong. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:11] and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

Bishop Nathanyel: You’re not a doer of the law, but a judge.

Get me James 5:9

Captain Isaac: James: 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned:

Bishop Nathanyel: lest ye be what?

Captain Isaac: [James: 5:9] condemned

Bishop Nathanyel: If you brothers and sisters are bearing grudges one to another the Bible says we will be condemned. Condemned.

Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [James: 5:9] behold, the judge standeth before the door.

Bishop Nathanyel: We are not to bear grudges because the laws says love your neighbor, which is your Israellite brothers and sisters, as you love yourself.

If you don’t obey that and hold grudges you are walking in condemnation.

Get me Matthew 5:38.

You all know this one. This is a famous one.

What do you mean? What can we do about bearing grudges? Here we go. Matthew 5:38-39.

Captain Isaac: Matthew 5:38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

Bishop Nathanyel: That’s the law Deuteronomy 19.

Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Matthew 5: 39] But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Bishop Nathanyel: Hmmmmmm…. I;m going to give you the best precept for that.

Write this down. The best precept to explain that is 1 Peter 3:9.

Captain Isaac: 1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil

Bishop Nathanyel: So to turn the other cheek means not rendering evil for evil.

How many of us have heard woman, I’m using woman and the husband because that’s the topic if the whole week.

He did this to more so I did this. She said that to me so I said this.

It’s a tit-for-tack, railing for railing. Read it again.

Captain Isaac: [1 Peter 3:9] Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise

Bishop Nathanyel: but contrariwise meaning the opposite

Captain Isaac: [1 Peter 3:9] blessing

Bishop Nathanyel: blessing

Captain Isaac: [1 Peter 3:9] knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

Bishop Nathanyel: You want to inherit a blessing? Don’t render evil for evil.

Don’t rail for rail. Turn the other cheek.

That’s what God is saying. Go back to Matthew 5:44 now.

Captain Isaac: Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you

Bishop Nathanyel: So remember, he’s still dealing with your brother. He’s still dealing with your sister.

Your fellow Israelite. Leviticus 19:17 please.

And these are the scriptures we just read in Matthew 5:38-39 and verse 44.

The Christian church perverted them laws and scriptures right there and told us in slavery not to fight back against the white man. And set up laws.

But that is not what this is talking about. Not at all.

Captain Isaac: Leviticus 19:17Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.

Bishop Nathanyel: See that? Thou shalt not hate thy brother in your heart. Come on.

Captain Isaac: [Leviticus 19:17] thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.

Bishop Nathanyel: Who’s your neighbor? Who’s your neighbor? Who’s your neighbor? Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Leviticus 19:17] and not suffer sin upon him.

[verse 18] Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear

Bishop Nathanyel: See that? Thou shalt not avenge, avenge, avenge.

When it says, I’m going to see who’s thinking. When it says don’t avenge, give me another word. Get me other words. Yes, okay I know… No let me try you.

Brother: Matthew 38

Bishop Nathanyel: Matthew what? What does it say?

Brother: Matthew 5:38

Bishop Nathanyel: What does it say?

Brother: Turn the other cheek.

Bishop Nathanyel: Turn the other cheek. When it says do not avenge.

I’m going to tell you something about Esau’s laws.

Here’s Esau laws: You walking down the street, somebody got a knife. Right. You all listening to me? Listen good for all you street walkers.

You walking down the street, men and women.

Somebody attacks you. You defend yourself and use that knife and kill that person.

That’s called what? That’s called self-defense. Here we go again.

Same scenario- you walk down the street. Somebody got a knife.

They attack you. You beat the hell out of the person.

The person runs down the street. You decide now, I’m going to take this knife and kill him.

You run behind him and you stab him up. What is that? That’s murder. That’s murder.

Esau’s laws based on that what we just read about not avenging.You got the upper-hand.

Okay. You didn’t kill him, let it go now.

Don’t now I’m going to decide I’m going to kill him now.

You’re going to jail-premeditated murder. You’re going to jail.

But if it’s in the midst of the fight and that person die, then you’re going to be good.

You’re okay. Everybody understand that? Go back to Leviticus 19 now

Captain Isaac: Leviticus 19:17

Bishop Nathanyel: So what I want you all to see that Moses is saying the same thing that Christ said in Matthew 5 about turn the other cheek and that Paul said.

He’s just using different words. Read it again.

Captain Isaac: Leviticus 19:18Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

Bishop Nathanyel: Didn’t we just read about not bearing a grudge.

We just read that. Right brothers? And we just read about turning the other cheek.

Turning this other cheek is don’t avenge yourselves. Don’t avenge yourselves. Read on.

Captain Isaac: [Leviticus 19:18] but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

Bishop Nathanyel: Uh huh!

Captain Isaac: [Leviticus 19:18] I am the LORD.

[verse 19] Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not … That’s going into something else.

Bishop Nathanyel: That was it. Okay. So now back to James.

Captain Isaac: James 4:12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

Bishop Nathanyel: Who are thou that condemn another? That’s the judge he’s talking about.

Don’t condemn your brother. We be on the streets teaching, whatever sin our people are in, can they repent brothers?

Brothers: Yes!

Bishop Nathanyel: Yes! Christ said all manner of sin!

Captain Isaac: [James 4:12] There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

Bishop Nathanyel: who art thou that judgest another?

Was that the whole verse?

Captain Isaac: Yes sir.

Bishop Nathanyel: Get me Romans 14:10 to go along with that.

When it talks about judging your brother which mean condemning your brother. Romans 14:10-13.

Captain Isaac: Romans 14:10

Bishop Nathanyel: Showing you that Paul and James were teaching the same thing. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Romans 14:10] But why dost thou judge thy brother?

Bishop Nathanyel: Meaning condemn your brother. Why you condemn your brother? Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Romans 14:10] or why dost thou set at nought thy brother?

Bishop Nathanyel: Why do you set him at nothing? Like he can’t get salvation.

Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Romans 14:10] for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

[verse 11] For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

[verse 12] So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

[verse 13] Let us not therefore judge one another any more

Bishop Nathanyel Let’s not condemn one another anymore. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [Romans 14:13] but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way

Bishop Nathanyel: So when you read, like when we gone over Romans 14 before Bishop Kani read, I touched on it.

There was a dispute amongst Israel, those that came from the gentile state of mind with the Jews.

They were arguing, at odds with each other. Condemning one another.

Let’s go back now to James.

Captain Isaac: James 4:13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow

Bishop Nathanyel: I want all of you to listen to this part. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:13] we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

[verse 14] Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

Bishop Nathanyel: So we’ve been taught in America to say, Ay tomorrow I’m going to do this or that. Or, next week I’m going to do this and that.

The Bible says Don’t speak like that. Read it again.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:14] Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

[verse 15] For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that

[verse 16] But now ye rejoice

Bishop Nathanyel: So that’s what the Bible teaches us to do. When we speak about tomorrow or the days after, If the Lord will and he gives me life. What does it say?

Read it again.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:15] For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that

Bishop Nathanyel: If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

That’s the way we should all speak. Not like America taught us. Oh tomorrow I’m going to do this. Tomorrow I’m going to do that. Next week I’m going to do this and next year I’m going to do that.

You don’t know.

Deacon Asaph: They ask you, what’s your long term plans?

Bishop Nathanyel: Right!

Deacon Asaph: Where do you see yourself 10 years in the future?

Bishop Nathanyel: Right!

Deacon Asaph: I hope I’m still in this Truth!

[Laughs]

Bishop Nathanyel: Read on.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:16] But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

Bishop Nathanyel: The Bible says when you say you’re going to do this and do that tomorrow, that’s evil.

Because you don’t know if you’re even going to live. Go ahead.

Captain Isaac: [James 4:17] Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Bishop Nathanyel: Hmm!

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