Integrity: the Accomplishment of Being One with Your Word

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What an attribute of an honorable man, integrity.

The Bible asks the question: who can find a faithful man? Prob 20:6.

Why has it become the exception instead of the norm to find men that give their word and then keep their word? 

I believe it’s easy; integrity is the sign that a man has become a new creation. 2 Cor 5:17. I believe integrity is a sign that you are born again. 

Let me explain. Jesus is The Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – John‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Jesus therefore is “One with His Word.” He is integrity. 

The word integrate and integrity have the same root. When schools were integrated in the 60’s children of all races were bussed to the same school. They became one.
When you married your wife, you became one with her and her with you. You are integrated with her. 

In the same way we as believers must understand how very important our word is to us, others, and to God. We must keep our word. 

People watch how we live. How we fulfill our word on a consistent basis. If we lie, they know Christ couldn’t be in us. He cannot lie.

When you give your word and break it, that’s  called a lie.

The reason we are saved is because of the integrity of Christ. He told the disciple he would die and on the third day, he would resurrect. He kept His Word and by doing so allowed us to follow him into eternity. If He would not have come out of that tomb, we would all still have no hope of salvation. He proved we could trust what He said.

Jesus is integrity.

So, today, when you agree to be somewhere on time, to attend a function, to tithe and offer, etc etc etc do everything in your power to match your actions to your words. The result will be that people and God will see Jesus in you and more trust will be extended.

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G.F. Watkins
G.F. Watkins is an international leader, speaker, visionary, church planter, and an author of seven books. From his humble beginnings as a high school coach, G.F. has gone on to plant churches around the world starting with PowerHouse Church in Katy, Texas, Powerhouse Namibia in Africa, and PowerHouse Peru in South America.  As a spiritual son to the late Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, father of the modern day men’s movement, G.F. Watkins’ principle of ministry and church planting is the restoration of the world through the restoration of the man. This fundamental belief, that men are God’s answer to the world’s  problems, birthed the world wide movement known as Man Church over 20 years ago.  Man Church teaches that manhood and Christlikeness are synonymous. It is the foundation on which all of PowerHouse Church and its covenant churches are built on. Reach the man, change the family; change the family, change the church; change the church, change the community; change the community, change the city; change the city, change the state; change the state, change the nation; change the nation, change the world. It all begins with men taking responsibility and taking their rightful place. After pastoring PowerHouse Katy for 20 years and planting churches around the globe, G.F. has stepped into the role of an apostolic leader and coach through his organization The Genesis Team. The Genesis team serves as a covering and a resource to pastors and business leaders, their families, and their staff. Sharing the wisdom gained over 30 years of ministry he guides young pastors and leaders as they navigate the obstacles of life. Pastor G.F. travels the world equipping God’s leaders with strategies for increasing commitment levels, developing and growing strong men’s ministries, and impacting the world with the gospel.

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