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God’s Love For Us

John 17:23

I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.

Do you think God the Father loves His Son? How much do you think God loves His Son? No one would probably question the love God has for His own Son, but many question God’s love for them. Yet Jesus reveals to us in this verse that the Father loves us the same as He loves His Son Jesus. Many would question if that is true, but if you believe the words of Jesus that is exactly what He said.

Some would say they don’t feel like God loves them but that is where they make the mistake of walking by sight (feelings) and not by faith (His Word). The greatest proof God loves you is seen in the picture of Jesus on the cross for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him would have everlasting life.

The reason it is so important for us to know and believe the love God has for us is because perfect love casts out fear. If the devil can keep you in fear your faith won’t work. Settle it in your heart once and for all, God loves you with an everlasting love just as He loves Jesus. Walk in the reality of that love and you can walk free from fear.

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Posted by on November 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Love Keeps His Word

John 14:23

Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; …

God has revealed His love for us by sending Jesus to the cross. There is no doubt about how much God loves us, for that love was revealed to us when Christ bore our sin, sickness, punishment, and shame on the cross. Greater love has no one then to lay down their life for another. But how is our love for Jesus revealed. Jesus tells us in the above verse.

If we truly love Him we will keep His Word. When you talk about obedience to the Word of God today many say you are teaching legalism and bondage. But obedience to God’s Word brings liberty not bondage. Jesus said if you become one with His Word, you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.

In the Old Testament they were to obey God’s Word because it was the law. In the New Testament we obey the Word of God because of love. Faith works through love. Faith is acting upon and in line with the Word of God. But our faith only works when we do so because we love Him. Our love for the Lord is revealed in our obedience to Him for if we love Him, we will keep His Word.

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Posted by on November 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

We Can Do What Jesus Did

John 14:12

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”

Jesus said it was not Him but the Father in Him that did the works He did. In Acts 10:38 we are told that God anointed Jesus with the Holy Ghost and power who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil. Jesus did not do the miracles He did because He was God, if that were true then we would not be able to do the works He did for we are not God. Jesus most certainly is God who came in the flesh to the earth, but He did the works by the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Upon putting our faith in Jesus Christ we can do the same works Jesus did because it is the same Holy Spirit living in us that was with Him. He has given us a Helper to do the work. Now all we have to do is have faith in Jesus, what He has said to us, and have faith in what we have seen Him do by the Holy Spirit within Him, and we too can do the same works.

He is the Head, we are the body. We are His hands and His Word spoken in this earth. Step out in faith and know that you have the same Holy Spirit in your life to do the work. For all who will put their faith in what God has said is available for them, they can receive through us by the Holy Spirit what He has provided.

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Posted by on November 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

The Way To Abundant Life

John 10:10

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).

We know God is not a thief, so anything that involves stealing, killing, or destroying is not from God but from the thief himself, satan. It is interesting to note this verse in it’s context if you read the previous nine verses, you find out Jesus begins by teaching us that any shepherd who did not come through the gate, which He tells us He is that gate, is a thief. Jesus according to Ephesians 4 is the One who gives us the five fold ministry gifts, which includes the pastor or shepherd. What Jesus is teaching us is that any pastor not gifted (ordained) by Him is a thief.

In 2 Corinthians 11:15 we find out that satan has his own ministers who appear as ministers of righteousness, but they are under his control. This is the primary way satan steals, kills, and destroys through false and deceptive teaching mixed with some truth. Throughout the New Testament we are warned of such ministers, those who speak false doctrine, and those who water down the Word of God.

So if you don’t want to be taken advantage of and you want to experience the life God has for you, you need a shepherd who will teach us as Paul said, the whole counsel of God. Beware of having your ears tickled and only hearing what you want to hear but not receiving all of what scripture teaches. It is in knowing the truth that you will be set free from the destructive works of the thief and experience abundant life.

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Posted by on November 13, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Draw From The Well

John 4:14

…but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.

For all who are in Christ they now have within them a well of water from which they can draw from anytime, the Holy Spirit. If you had a natural well of water but never made the effort to draw water up from that well you would become weary. So also do many Christians become weary for they either have never placed their faith in God to be baptized in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues (a heavenly language), or once they have they do not daily draw from that well by praying in this heavenly language.

Many who are born again have not had this separate experience apart from salvation of being baptized (immersed) in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in this new heavenly language, which scripture reveals is a promise for all. In Jude 1:20 we are told that we build ourselves up on our most holy faith when we pray in the Holy Spirit. When you pray in this heavenly language you are drawing water from the well and therefore you will not become weary.

This is why the devil has brought so much deception in the area of the baptism of the Holy Spirit because he wants you to grow weary. If you have not been baptized in the Holy Spirit just ask the Lord in faith. Once you have been baptized in the Holy Spirit, then draw from that well every day from which you can receive refreshing by praying in your heavenly language and you can experience rivers of living water.

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Posted by on November 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Hungry For God

Psalms 107:9

For He satisfies the longing soul,

And fills the hungry soul with goodness.

I was in a service years ago in my church that I was a member of at the time and I will never forget this encounter I had with God and His presence. It was during our worship service. We were actually meeting in an auction barn at the time. I had such a deep hunger for God that nothing else in my life really mattered. I was lifting my hands and just loving on God with all my heart. All of a sudden I was unaware of anyone or anything else around me. God’s presence was so real, and it was an experience of love I cannot describe. This went on for several minutes and actually I lost track of time.

Since that encounter I have had several times as a pastor in the pulpit where God’s presence was more real to me than anything around me. Do you desire to have such encounters with God? To be so full of His presence that nothing else can compare to Him? He desires this more than we do. The lacking element, is a true heart hunger for God. A hunger that cannot be satisfied by anything else. God longs to fill the hungry soul with goodness. What is that goodness? God Himself. Why do we seem to be lacking in a hunger for God?

It’s really simple. The primary reason someone is hungry is because they are not full. To many are filling their lives with other things, and this keeps us from having a hunger for God. God wants to move in and through His people. He desires for times of refreshing in His presence, but until we have the same desire and long for Him we will miss out on what He has for us. Make a change. Choose to be at the altars worshipping and praising God instead of standing looking around. Don’t fill up on other things and lose your hunger for God. God is waiting on us to draw near to Him, when we do He will draw near to us!

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Posted by on November 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Walk In Your Authority

Luke 10:19

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

The body of Christ should not be tread upon by the works of darkness, but should be treading upon and triumphing over all the power of the enemy because of the authority Jesus has given to us. You have been seated with Christ, far above all the powers and works of darkness. Jesus has delegated to us the same authority He has through the use of His name. It is the name of Jesus that is far above every name.

Believers often pray and ask God to do something with the devil and his attacks on their life but that is why they don’t get results. In the New Testament, our covenant with God, we are told that we must resist the devil and he will flee from us. It does not say to ask God to do this for you. When Christ cleansed us of our sin, He put us in right standing with God and therefore gave us the right to use His name, which is how we use this authority He has given to us over all the power of the enemy.

We must have understanding in our hearts of the power that is in that name and of our rightful place in Christ Jesus to use that name. Walk in the light of who you are as a child of God and in the power that is in the name of Jesus, and as you declare that name over the powers of darkness and their destructive works, you will trample them under your feet.

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Posted by on November 10, 2019 in Uncategorized