No calmer way to end your day than right here with us.
If you’re a Bridge follower, you know the drill. We did this after the Atlanta meeting and had a blast. So many great things are happening throughout the Ministry and Church, it’s too hard to condense it into one post or video.
Come on, it’ll be fun, and there’s a video at the end of each one.
I know, right?!
By Sister Trecinda Kinsey
What an amazing meeting!
The recent meeting in Riverside, California, did not disappoint and everyone who went left uplifted and fulfilled. The theme for the meeting was Matthew 5:6.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Brother Nobles opened the meeting with this Scripture and went on to say that to hunger and thirst after righteousness, there has to be a desire for it. We will have to fight for it even when it comes against our nature. According to Romans 8:7 the carnal mind is in complete opposition to God. What does righteous mean?
Righteous = Clean, Holy, Pure, Upright.
We can’t worry about being condemned by the world, but only being condemned by God. The world is constantly feeding our desires.
Although we need knowledge, it’s more important for us to hunger for God’s righteousness rather than focus on knowledge. The righteousness of God is applying what we have learned to our lives, not just knowing it.
God’s Nature in Us Should Control Our Personality.
Am I still as hungry and thirsty for righteousness as when I first came to the truth? The carnal nature will slowly erode my desire for righteousness.
The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.” Proverbs 27:7
The Bible warns us that we can’t serve God and mammon, Matthew 6:24. Brother Nobles explained that mammon is anything we desire more that God. In order to truly hunger and thirst after righteousness, I have to let go of something else.
Being Righteous Means That the Only Thing I Can be Producing is the Spirit of God.
In the true fashion of the righteous ministry that we are under, everyone continued to elaborate on the same topic. Brother Gibbs spoke next, and he posed the question:
“What separates the wheat from the tares? The word of righteousness.”
He went on to discuss what unrighteousness looks like. In trying to obtain righteousness, we should be mindful of what unrighteousness looks like, so we can avoid that.
He went on to list the “Five Rights” that we need to have:
- The Right Doctrine
- The Right Spirit
- The Right Standards
- The Right Worship
- The Right Fellowship
The right doctrine will produce the right spirit.
The meeting just continued to get better and better. As is in true Brother Patrick fashion, he had us laughing while he was instructing us. He spoke about how Jesus didn’t just preach righteousness, He lived it! We need to be able to walk the walk, not just talk the talk.
Brother Suggs followed with his usual excitement, and told us that we have to increase our desire for righteousness.
Continuing on the topic of righteousness, Brother Gill spoke about being willing to forgive one another. He said if you want to live, follow God. It’s amazing how a statement can be so simple and so profound at the same time!
After standing to his feet, Brother Wright said that he sensed a feeling of righteousness in that place unlike what he had ever felt before. Just as was mentioned before, he stated that righteousness was a matter of desire, and anyone who doesn’t want to change is a fool.
The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the Lord: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness. Proverbs 15:9
To Follow After Righteousness We Have to Put Forth an Effort.
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord . . . Hebrews 2:3
Neglect is deadly. The prize fighter in Brother Wright came out when he instructed us to take the fight to the old man. We need to learn to be proactive and not reactionary.
Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in his hold place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, not sworn deceitfully. Psalm 24:3-4
These are the requirements to be righteous. And according to Proverbs 14:34, righteousness will lift us up.
Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
The services of the meeting were concluded by Brother Nobles speaking about the Holy Ghost. He asked us if we have the Holy Ghost, and how active is it in us? In Genesis, when Adam died spiritually, he continued to produce, but it wasn’t after God’s own kind. We can’t conquer Adam with Adam. He told us that the Holy Ghost was like a river, and the we need to drown the old man in it.
As Brother Bean told us, the meeting isn’t over . . . we will just reconvene in Indiana in July.