“Be content no matter what happens.” -Pastor Jim Bakker
“Cholerics fight. We melancholies think about it and the pain goes internally.” – Pastor Jim Bakker
Pastor Jim e Lori Bakker welcome musical guest Kevin Shorey and discuss the topic of contentment, particularly relating to Paul’s admonition in Philippians 4:11 that Christians find satisfaction regardless of what conditions in life surround them. Pastor Jim said he awoke recently with that message heavily on his mind. He then shared that an increase in his sugar level has taken place due to stress and concern over the opponents of Lori’s House who succeeded in obtaining local government approval to stop construction. Although successful for many years in controlling his diabetic condition through diet and right thinking, he admonished viewers to watch their stress levels because worry and discontent of mind bring on a host of illnesses. He added that all need to learn to lean on Jesus, like the song says.
Lori noted that so many in society rely on medications because of stress. Pastor Jim then acknowledged that even he, as a young man, suffered from panic attacks at a time when work and non-stop ministry activities filled his life. He remembers a doctor saying that no one dies from a panic attack, which he accepted as an encouraging message, yet knew he needed to learn to cast all his cares on the Lord.
From then on he improved his ability to leave his cares at the throne, trusting God to resolve them, yet the attacks against Lori’s House moved him away, for a time, from his state of contentment and peace of mind, as he tried to understand why people would fight to stop the building of a home to save innocent babies from abortion. Now in his golden years, he said that at 72 years of age he does not intend to spend the rest of his life fighting opponents but will let Jesus handle his battles. After returning to that mindset, he found inspiration returning to him and has now located a new site for Lori’s House that sits on an area of land completely owned by the ministry that nearby residents cannot petition against. If all goes well, and the land can sustain the building, he expects to announce the location and approve the laying of the foundation within two weeks.
The new site, Pastor Jim detto, looks like it may work even better than the first one, but added that supporters should not fear their donations went to waste. The original plot of land cleared and prepared as the Lori’s House location, holds official zoning for farming use, and keeping in line with that, the planting of gardens, trees and crops has taken place in the rich, dark soil there. The Pastor said the ministry may even invest in some cows and other animals. “We’ve only been delayed,"Ha detto, “not stopped.”
Ebrei 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness, essere contento….Egli infatti ha detto, “Lo farò mai, mai, non lasciare mai io e te non sarà mai, mai, abbandonerò mai.”
I Pietro 5:7 La Sacra Casting tutta la vostra attenzione su di lui; perché egli ha cura di voi.
Matteo 12:50 KJV For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Romani 12:19 KJV Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, dice il Signore,.
Filippesi 4:10-12 KJV But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
Filippesi 4:11-13 NCV I am not telling you this because I need anything. I have learned to be satisfied with the things I have and with everything that happens. I know how to live when I am poor, and I know how to live when I have plenty. I have learned the secret of being happy at any time in everything that happens, when I have enough to eat and when I go hungry, when I have more than I need and when I do not have enough. I can do all things through Christ, because he gives me strength.
II Cronache 7:14 La Sacra Se il mio popolo, quale è invocato il mio nome, si umilia, e pregare, cerca la mia faccia, e si converte dalle sue vie malvagie; io lo esaudirò dal cielo, gli perdonerò i suoi peccati, e guarirò il suo paese.
Isaia 10:27 KJV And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
Genesi 50:20 LND Ma voi, avevate pensato del male contro di me; ma Dio ha pensato al bene, fare avverare, come è questo giorno, per salvare in vita un popolo.
John 21:15 KJV So when they had dined, Gesù disse a Simon Pietro:, Simon, figlio di Giona, Tu mi ami più di costoro? Gesù gli disse:, Yea, Signore; tu sai che io ti amo. Gesù gli disse:, Pasci i miei agnelli.
I Giovanni 4:4 La Sacra Voi siete di Dio, bambini, e li hanno superati: perché più grande è colui che è in voi, di colui che è nel mondo.
Proverbi 24:12 NCV If you say, “Non sappiamo niente di questa,” Dio, chissà cosa c'è nella tua mente, noterà. Lui ti sta guardando, e lui saprà. Egli renderà a ciascuno per quello che ha fatto.