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What Are You Considering

Romans 4:19
And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.

Abraham is known as the father of faith, and we can learn much about faith from his example of walking with God. Our faith is based on what God has said about any given situation in our lives, and our faith is in the One who gave us that Word and what He has done for us. One of the areas that is misunderstood about faith is in what we are dealing with or facing in the natural circumstances of life. We don’t deny they exist, but we are not to consider the circumstances.

Notice Abraham here in Romans 4:17 knowing that God had given him a promise that he and Sarah would have a child did not consider or give attention to what was true in the natural. He was almost 100 years old, and Sarah was barren, unable to have children. Abraham did not deny these things to be true, but he did not give his attention to those things. He chose instead to focus on what God had said. Once you know what God’s Word has said about any situation in your life to walk by faith, you must not talk about and think about what is true in the natural. Instead you must line your confession up with God’s Word.

Some think faith is denying what is seen is actually there, but that is not faith. What is seen is true, but God’s Word is Truth (John 17:17), and if you walk by faith and not by sight, His Truth will change what is true. Too often you have believers that are denying what is true thinking that is faith, or others who continue to focus on what is seen by confessing it and talking about it. Both are wrong. Faith does not deny that something exists, but faith denies it’s right to stay that way by focusing on the Truth, declaring and acting on God’s Word. Be like Abraham and don’t consider what you see, consider what God said and what is seen will change. What are you considering?
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Posted by on July 14, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Faith Without Works Is Dead

James 2:26
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

One of the most important aspects of walking by faith is found in this verse from the book of James. Many do not realize that if you say you have faith but you do not act upon the Word of God, then your faith without corresponding action is useless, dead, and devoid of power. Faith must have action to work. One must have their confession and corresponding actions in line with what God’s Word says for faith to work.

Mark 9:23 tells us that all things are possible to them who believe. It did not say all things will come into manifestation because you believe, but they are possible. Romans 10:10 tells us with the heart one believes. You must believe in your heart that what God has said is yours. You cannot doubt in your heart, but once you believe in your heart you must then exercise your faith through action. Faith is acting as if the Word is true.

The great apostle Smith Wigglesworth used to say, “Faith is an act”. For example if you had a man dying of starvation and you brought him some food and asked him if he believed that food would save him he would say yes. But if he sat there and did not act upon that belief in faith, and he did not eat the food he would die. If you had faith for healing you would not only believe in your heart you are healed, you would declare you are healed and act upon that Word. Many say they are believing God, but that does not mean they are in faith, for if they were their words and actions would line up with what God’s Word has said, for faith without corresponding action is dead.
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Posted by on July 13, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

THE LAST DAYS CHURCH – PART 18

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-34zb2-e2f7ca

Scripture reveals some key things of the church that would live in the last days. As a believer there are things you need to know, and things you should be doing so that you are prepared and useful for the Master in these last days. Find out more in this series on “The Last Days Church”.

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

THE LAST DAYS – WE ARE THERE

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We can no longer say that last days are coming, they are here. Be blessed by this powerful Word from Dr. Mark Barclay about the day we are living in.

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Battle of The Mind

2 Corinthians 10:4-5
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,
5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

We have an enemy whom Christ has defeated and therefore is simply trying to seduce or deceive us to believe and act upon what he wants us to do. Christians need to learn that every thought, idea, or suggestion contrary to God’s way of thinking that comes to your mind based on things happening around you in the natural is from the enemy. If he can get you to take these thoughts, he can seduce you or deceive you into obeying your feelings or your flesh and defeat you. If you want to win in life you better learn how to win the daily battle of the mind.

The devil through outward circumstances will suggest things for you to do that will get your mind on thoughts that will depress you or anger you, etc. Many never even realize it is happening, and next thing you know they are depressed, fearful, angry, or frustrated. It all began with a thought, idea, or suggestion from a very subtle deceiver who knows how to take advantage of our thought life. That is why the above scripture teaches us there is a battle for our mind, but we have powerful weapons that will work if we use them. Our primary weapons are the Words of God.

To win this battle you have to take every thought that would lead you away from God’s peace, love, joy, and all the fruits of the spirit, and cast those thoughts down. How do we cast thoughts down? With the sword of the Spirit, which is the spoken Word of God. Every time the devil tempted Jesus to take advantage of His life He declared the Word of God. If you do not learn to take the Word of God and counter every thought that is trying to lead you away from walking in the fruit of the Spirit, you will fall prey to this enemy. God gave us the ammunition we need to win everyday, but you must speak it, casting down every contrary thought, idea, or suggestion to win in life. Use you weapons daily.
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Posted by on July 12, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

What We Have In Him

Isaiah 9:6
A child will be born for us.
A son will be given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
He will be named:
Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God,
Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace.

The birth of our Savior provided for the rebirth of the human spirit, and in doing so made the way for man to be reunited with God. In providing a way for us to come back into relationship with God, He has also reunited us with the very nature of our God. Isaiah describes this in the above verse, for who He is, we now have access to. Once we have been born again that door is open, we can now step into relationship with God, and through our relationship with Him, receive all He has to offer us.

He is the Wonderful Counselor. One translation says He is an Extraordinary Strategist. There is nothing you will face in this life that God cannot give you the answer to. James tells us if you lack true understanding of anything, ask of God in faith and you will receive. He is also the Mighty God. The word refers to a warrior, a champion. God has never been defeated. When you walk by faith with your God neither will you.

He is the Everlasting Father. God said He will never leave you nor forsake you, you can always count on Him. If you draw near to Him, He will always draw near to you. He is also the Prince of Peace. The word for peace means to be complete. It includes health, prosperity, safety, and harmony with God. He is the One who completes us. So receive all He is through relationship with Him, for our King has come!
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Posted by on July 11, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

THE LAST DAYS CHURCH – PART 17

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mhutc-e2cad9

Scripture reveals some key things of the church that would live in the last days. As a believer there are things you need to know, and things you should be doing so that you are prepared and useful for the Master in these last days. Find out more in this series on “The Last Days Church”.

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Wise Men Still Seek Him

Matthew 2:1-2
1 Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea when Herod was king. After Jesus’ birth wise men from the east arrived in Jerusalem.
2 They asked, “Where is the one who was born to be the king of the Jews? We saw his star rising and have come to worship him.”

The wise men who came to worship Jesus had known of the prophecy in Numbers 24:17, that a Star would appear and lead them to this King of the Jews. Upon arriving in Jerusalem, they asked where He was to be born. Herod called the chief priests and scribes together to find out, for they were experts of the Old Testament scriptures, and would therefore know where His birthplace would be. They told Herod He was to be born in Bethlehem.

You would think those priests and scribes hearing from the wise men that the King, the Messiah had been born, they would have wanted to go and see the One for whom they had waited for. But they did not go to see if this was the Messiah, and they showed little to no interest in finding out. Why? Because they were more interested in knowing about Him, rather than knowing Him. Sad to say many believers today are content with just knowing about Him and not really making the effort to know Him personally. They are to busy with other things.

Matthew 2:11 When they entered the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary. So they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
The wise men were different. When they got to Bethlehem and found the King of kings, they worshiped Him, and gave offerings unto Him. The word worship means to adore, and to bow down in reverence to one who is superior. Don’t forget why He came. It was so we could get to know Him and our Heavenly Father, not just to know about Him. Make knowing Him your priority in life. It is why He came.
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Posted by on July 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Faith Is Now

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

When is faith actually faith? When you are seeing things as already done in the present tense. Faith has a time. Faith is not past tense, nor is faith future tense. Faith is now, present tense. When someone says they are believing for God “to do” something they are not actually in faith. This is where many miss it when it comes to faith. Romans 3:27 tells us that faith is a law, like the law of gravity. If you step off a building the law of gravity goes to work and you will fall. That law is there, always present tense, even though you can’t see it with your natural eyes.

Faith works in the same way. It is a spiritual law. Even though you can’t see it, when you do the things that scripture teaches to walk by faith that law goes into effect, but it was there all along. A key to activate that law is to BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART that what God has said is already true, present tense, not one day going to happen. Want further proof? When God appeared to Moses He revealed His name. What is God’s name? I AM. He is not the I was, nor the I will be God, He is the great I AM, always present tense God.

In Romans 4:17 scripture tells us that God, the great I AM, calls those things that be not as though they were, present tense. God is a God of faith. We are to imitate Him. Until you can believe in your heart what God has said is already so, present tense, and prove your faith by calling those things that be not as though they were, you are not walking by faith, and this is one of the keys that governs how the law of faith works. Faith is always present tense.
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Posted by on July 9, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Do Not

Matthew 6:25
“Therefore I say to you, do not…”

In today’s times where many churches are more interested in tickling itching ears the “do not” messages of the scriptures are not popular, but many don’t realize the power of this statement. Realize that anywhere in the Word of God where the phrase “do not” is used, that means you have a choice. You can choose not to do the things we are told “do not”. You have the power over these decisions. The great thing about this is you are the one in control of your life because you have the power to choose. Let’s look at a couple important “do not’s”.

Matthew 6:25 – Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life,… Worry is a choice not something we have to do. Many would say everyone worries. Not true. First of all realize the Lord would never tell us not to do something if we were not able to do so. Those who worry choose to focus on the wrong thing. Worry is a way of saying God lied. If you truly believe God’s Word then why would you worry.

Romans 12:2 – And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,… No believer in Christ should look like the worldly sinner, being conformed to the worlds ways. It is a choice once you are born again. You can choose to renew your mind and live a transformed life or to live carnal, it is completely up to you.

There are many more “do not’s” in the Bible, and what is powerful about these truth’s is you really are in control over these things, because the Word of God would not say “do not” if you could not. When we make the choice to “do not”, we choose to live a much better life that every believer has the ability to live.
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Posted by on July 8, 2020 in Uncategorized