The Flesh Can Never Be Satisfied

Dear Friends and Saints of the Most High God. This morning I could hear the Apostle Paul saying, “I have no confidence in my flesh.” (See Philippians 3:3.) More and more I understand this concept.

The flesh will lead you astray. The lower self will cause you to give up on the word God implanted in your heart. The flesh will cause you to believe that your wrong actions are justified. The flesh will cloud your judgment as you digress into the pits of degradation. The weakness of the flesh cannot be changed. It will always be weak.

The spirit is strong. We can disciple the mind. And when properly trained, the mind has rule over the flesh. The best way to train the mind, and become one with the Spirit of God, is by internalizing the word of God. Each and everyday is a new opportunity to be renewed in the word, pray unto God, and meditate on his goodness.

The flesh must be disciplined too. In this case, I suppose it would be best to say—the body must be disciplined. Eat a balanced diet everyday. Except for maybe the occasional treat: avoid “junk food” at all cost. Exercise at least two to three days a week. Do I do all of this—no, not consistently. But I am striving to get on track. Join me!

The flesh can never be satisfied. No matter the trial, no matter the test, the instigator is almost always is your flesh. Speak to your flesh. Tell your flesh to align with God’s word. Tell your mind to align with God’s word. Tell your inner self to align with God’s word. This is a daily exercise, a hourly exercise—my Lord—a moment by moment exercise!

I have the honor to be your obedient servant,
Rev. George H. Latimer-Knight

There is Greatness Among You

International Subject: Saul Begins to Preach
U.H.S.C. Subject: There is Greatness Among You
Lesson Text: Acts 9:19b-31

19. [b] Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.
20. And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.
21. But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?
22. But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.
23. And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:
24. But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.
25. Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket.
26. And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple.
27. But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.
28. And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.
29. And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.
30. Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.
31. Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.

Lesson Outline
I. Preaching in Damascus (Acts 9:19b-25)
II. Preaching in Jerusalem (Acts 9:26-30)
III. The Church Flourishes (Acts 9:31)

Lesson Setting
Time: 34 AD
Place: Damascus and Jerusalem
General Theme: “In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren.” — 2 Corinthians 11:26

Explanatory Synopsis
In the opening verses of Acts 9, Saul is converted by the spirit of Jesus the Christ in an open vision. Saul, who led the persecution and killings of the early Christians, had now become one of their greatest advocates.

The disciples (members) didn’t want to accept Saul because of his past. Oh yes, the members had reason to doubt Saul’s sincerity. But don’t we have reason to doubt everyone’s sincerity? Hasn’t everybody done things in their past that would raise doubts as to whether they are worthy or capable of doing God’s work? Barnabas had to testify on Saul’s behalf on how boldly Saul had preached. He testified to the fact that Saul was nearly killed for his preaching.
When new members come in your midst, treat them with kindness. You may have some newly converted Sauls among you. And these Sauls will be become the Pauls that our organization is in desperate need of. We need men and women unafraid to preach the Everlasting Gospel of this day and age. Saul preached more boldly than most of the members questioning his credentials ever did.

You Reap What You Sow

This morning, the Spirit of God impressed me to write. As I sat down in obedience, I began singing this chorus, “Well, everybody’s worried about that atom bomb. Well, but no one seems worried about the day my Lord shall come. You’d better set your house in order (cause He) He may be coming soon. And He’ll hit like an atom bomb when He comes, when He comes.” Amen. (This song was originally released by the great gospel group—the Sounds of Glory.)

The best scriptural reference for this song is Second Peter 3:10. Peter wrote, “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.”

Father Hurley taught us not to fear some specific future date. I can hear my pastor and grandmother, Princess Georgia Latimer, in one of her last messages to us, “You can do whatever you’re big enough to do. But just know that you will have to pay for it one day. That one day isn’t the day you die. That one day is everyday.” Whatever we put out will come back home. There is no getting around it. There is no stopping it. The consequences of our actions may come fast or they may take years to manifest. But regardless to the expiration of time, the great day of reckoning will come.

We need to take care to send out righteous thoughts, speak righteous words, and perform righteous deeds. Evil will slip through. We have all said something we later regretted. We have all done things that we wish we could undo. But life has no rewind button. So the formula for success is to do as much good as humanly possible, every second of the day. This way, when we do make mistakes (and we will), the good we have done will far outweigh the evil we have done. But don’t abuse this formula.

Don’t think you can purposely commit evil acts then purposely do many good acts, in hopes of cancelling out the consequences of the evil acts. No, as Peter wrote, everything will be laid bare or exposed.

God is an Intelligent Spirit. God reads the heart. God knows when we have made an honest mistake and when we have set out to do harm. Though both are evil deeds, they don’t have the same consequences. When we make an honest mistake, God will often show us mercy. When we continue to do evil, God may remove his mercy from us, expose us, and allow us to experience his full wrath.

Set your house in order. Delve into God’s uncompromising word everyday. Get to know God, who dwells within you right now. Get acquainted with the power from on high. Learn how to commune with the Spirit of God. Set your house in order and everything will be alright.

I have the honor to be your obedient servant,
Rev. George H. Latimer-Knight
Written October 6, 2015 at age 33

Be the You God Created You to Be

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” — John 8:31-32

I gave up on my dreams. Five years ago, I realized I could not be the person I was expected to be. I could not measure up. Eighteen months ago I hit a breaking point. My first breakthrough was the release of my first book.

Over the last few months many dreams have come to me. Growing up I had many dreams and visions. The Spirit showed me wonderful glimpses of the future but I just couldn’t understand how it would all come together. After interpreting one of my major dreams, my grandmother said, “George, you have to always do what the Spirit tells you to do.” These are true words! But how to do apply these words in the midst of criticism, failures, trials, and tribulations? How do you obey the Spirit when it means losing the people that you’ve come to love so dear?

Over the past six years I have lost dear friends. Not by death. No, I’ve lost dear friends because I have failed to confirm to their image of who they thought I ought to be. I failed to live where they thought I ought to live. I failed to married who they thought I ought to marry. I failed to be who they thought I ought to be. Yes, people make plans for your life without telling you.

Time goes by so fast. No one knows when our final hour will come. How sad would it be if you died trying to please others but never achieved your dreams? I hope all of you realize that thousands of people die in this state every day.

Today is your day. Read John 8:31-47. Become a disciple of truth. Discipline yourself to ingest truth ALL day EVERY day. Don’t be satisfied with alright-ness. Press forward so that you may achieve greatness.

My biggest fear growing up was that people wouldn’t understand me. In adulthood, my fears became reality and crippled me. “Perfect love casts out fear.” My one mistake these last five or six years was to not fully capitalize on the blessings God had given me. When I realized that I couldn’t be who everyone wanted me to be, that was God BLESSING me with the space to become who HE wanted me to be.

Too often we make gods out of people and let them rule over us. While we must always give respect to our leaders, elders, parents, and so forth, no human being can take the place of you knowing God for yourself.

Now that I let God prune away my fears and insecurities, I move forward with boldness. Let God have his way in your life. Stop worrying about who will accept you or reject you. If a person stops loving you and being kind to you because you have decided to follow your dreams, understand that they never loved you in the first place. Oh they loved at you. They loved a form of you. But they didn’t love the real you.

Be you. Be the you God created you to be. Then as people get to know the real you, they will either like you or dislike you—love you or hate you. Don’t worry. You will always have people that love you and like you. You will always have friends. You will always have a support system. I know some of you are saying—that is not true because I’m out here all alone. No, you are not alone. Let God build you and your team up. Stop trying to make people accept you.

I have reclaimed my dreams. I have reclaimed my visions. I will not shut-up. I will not quit. I will not get sick. I will not die.

I have the honor to be your obedient servant,
Rev. George H. Latimer-Knight
Written July 30, 2015 at age 33

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