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Open The Door – He Is Waiting

1 John 5:20
And we know that the Son of God has come, and He has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and He is eternal life.

What was the primary reason Jesus came? So that we through Him being born again could be restored back into a relationship with God, so that we could know God. Far too many believers are satisfied with getting born again and then continuing to live life on their own instead of taking time to get to know their Heavenly Father, who desires to walk with them every day.

There is only one way you will experience true peace, joy, and contentment in life, and that is in knowing God; not just knowing about Him. As the scripture above reveals we live in fellowship with God through our fellowship with Jesus. The disciples of Jesus’ day did so spending time with Jesus every day. For us we do so by spending time in the Word each day, for Jesus is the Word that became flesh. When we take time to fellowship with the Lord through His Word, we fellowship with our God and Father.

Smith Wigglesworth said, “I can only understand God the Father and Jesus Christ by what the Word says about them. God is everything the Word says He is. We need to get acquainted with Him through the Word.” Get to know the Word (Jesus), and you will get to know your heavenly Father who loves you and desires to love on you. There is no one nor anything that will make your life complete except knowing God. So the door of fellowship unto the Father opens to us when we choose to open our Bible, for when we do we open the door to God. Open the door, He is waiting.
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Posted by on February 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

THE DISCIPLESHIP SERIES – PART 2

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8n5dy-d50705

Jesus told His disciples to go and make disciples of all people. This is what Jesus desires for all who are born again, but a disciple is something you develop into. In this series learn the importance of becoming a disciple of Jesus, and what He taught us about becoming one of His disciples.

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Seek Above All Else

Luke 12:31
31 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.

This is a powerful and I believe often misunderstood truth. Why do believers worry about finances, or about having what they need in this life? It is quite obvious by this verse that if this be true about our lives then we are not biblically seeking the Kingdom of God, for in the previous verses Jesus tells us not to worry about what we need in this life. The word seek simply means to pursue or endeavor to obtain. But what exactly are we in this verse being told what to pursue and obtain? A closer look at the original definition of the word Kingdom is quite interesting and usually taught differently then it’s actual meaning.

Vines expository dictionary defines this word Kingdom as follows: God calls upon men everywhere, without distinction of race or nationality, to submit voluntarily to His rule. Over and over again through different Greek scholars you continually see the word being defined as submitting to the dominion, authority, reign, and rule of the King over that kingdom. You see this truth in the story of a Roman Centurion who came to Jesus wanting Him to heal a servant of his who was at the point of death. He knew if Jesus just spoke the Word his servant would be healed, for he to was a man under authority.

There is a lot in this account but simply put, someone who pursues and obtains submission of their life under the King of the kingdom Jesus Christ, will not worry about anything in this life; for they know being submitted fully to Him means I now walk in what only I hear and see Him doing. As I do I will walk in all that is in the Kings domain. Want to never worry about anything in your life again, including what others may think of you? Then pursue to become fully submitted to the King and all that you have need of will be added to you!
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Posted by on February 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Ask With Confindence

1 John 5:14-15

14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

One of the keys to effective prayer is knowing what you have prayed about is in line with God’s will for you. You can’t believe you have received something from God if you don’t know it is God’s will. Before we ever pray about anything we need to first make sure it is in line with the will of God for our lives. When we do so then we know God not only heard our prayer, we know we have what we have asked of Him.

Think of how much time people have spent praying not knowing if God heard them or not. The first thing you must do is go to God’s Word and find scripture that gives you the promise of what you are believing for. Once you do, you have established it is His will, for God’s Word reveals what His desires are for us. Once you find scripture for God’s promise, you must get it fixed in your heart that this is His desire for you.

Some people think God will hear them if they just pray long enough but that is not true either. God has no problem hearing any prayer that is prayed in faith according to His will. So before you petition God for anything, find out His will in His Word. Settle it in your heart that it is His will for you. Then when you pray you will know He has heard you, and you will know you have what you have asked of Him. Then just keep thanking Him for what He has said is already yours, believing you have received when you pray.

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Posted by on February 27, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

REDEEMED FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW – TERRY MIZE

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ff7ah-d4de99

You have been redeemed from the curse of the law. Be blessed through this powerful message by Dr. Terry Mize.

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

His Word Is Settled

Psalms 119:89
Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.

So what is your opinion about having a pastor and being a part of a local church? What about tithing, unforgiveness, speaking in tongues, sharing the gospel, etc? The truth is it doesn’t matter what our opinion may be about things that the Bible is clear about. What many believers don’t understand is that when you choose to have your own opinion about what God has said, this will hinder your ability to walk in Bible faith.

Sad to say many don’t really understand Bible faith, and yet we are told to live by faith. Many who think they are really are not. A key to Bible faith is getting it settled in your heart once and for all that whatever God said is Truth, and our opinion really doesn’t matter. For example, even though many know scripture teaches us that by the stripes of Jesus we are healed, yet they don’t act as if that is actually true. Their confession reveals that they don’t actually believe such scriptures because if they did they would agree with God’s Word and only speak in line with God’s Word.

When you choose to have your own opinion about the Word of God, choosing not to do what it says, this will hinder your ability to walk by faith in the promises of God. You are not taking His Word as final authority, but instead choosing to see things “your way”. Doing so puts you in disagreement with God. His Word is settled in heaven and for all eternity, and therefore it doesn’t matter what we think about it. If we will choose to take all of God’s Word as our final authority and therefore walk in the light of that Word, we will learn to walk by faith and not by sight.
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Posted by on February 26, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

ABOVE ALL PROSPER AND BE IN HEALTH – TERRY MIZE

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In 3 John 2, we are told it is God’s will that we above all prosper and be in health. Why is this so important to be one of the last things we are told by this great apostle John Find out more in this powerful message by Dr. Terry Mize.

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Listen and Obey

11 “But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel did not obey me.
12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own plans.

Every failure in life can be attributed to not listening to God. The Bible teaches us that listening means we hear what God has to say and we do it. The reason it is a challenge to listen to God is because we often filter what we hear by what we want. When you listen to God (hearing and doing what He says) it will often be quite challenging to do so because His ways are not our ways, and we will have to deal with our flesh to submit to Him. Remember His ways are always better.

Believers often think they are listening to God, but if we are then many times our flesh will feel uncomfortable, and we as humans don’t like that. But every time I have ever failed in any area of my life as a believer, it was because I was not fully listening to God. I was either not taking the time necessary to do so, or I was not willing to deal with my flesh to do what God had said. What often seems right to us is of course not right with God.

Every time I have listened to God, which almost always included me having to crucify my fleshly man to accept God’s way of doing things, I have seen victories in my life. God has never had anyone in the Bible who truly listened to Him walk in defeat. It has never happened. So the question becomes are we really listening to God? If we are there will most certainly be an uncomfortable part of our flesh to deal with, but the result will always be success.
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Posted by on February 25, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Make Time For The One Thing Needed

Luke 10:42
But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.

At the end of this tenth chapter of Luke we see Jesus going into the house of Martha and Mary. He is there to teach them the Word of God. Martha becomes distracted, and this leads her to getting up from her place of hearing the Word of the Lord, and she begins to wait upon the people by serving them. It was customary when someone came to your home to offer them something to eat and drink. But the Word of God is being delivered and Mary isn’t going to budge. Martha begins complaining to the Lord to have Mary get up and help her.

Jesus responds and tells Martha she is worried and troubled about many things, but Mary has chosen the good part that will not be taken from her. Not much has changed in 2,000 years in the body of Christ. What caused her to be distracted which lead to her being worried and troubled about many things? Her focus was on herself and not the Lord. She was concerned that the people would not think she was a good host. She wanted their approval. This focus on self leads to a lack of desire to hear God’s Word, and you begin to serve others or yourself instead of serving Jesus.

When people are focused on themselves they are not doers of the Word and therefore that Word is taken from them. But not the Mary’s who are focused on Jesus. What they have will not be taken from them for they will put into practice what they hear. How many believers today don’t have time to go to God’s house and receive the Word that He has for them? You will find such people are distracted by other things, worried, and even troubled by what happens in their lives for they are not walking by faith. Be like Mary and not like Martha, for only one thing is needed, hearing what He has to say to you. To do so you must get your focus off of you and on Him.
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Posted by on February 24, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

The Working of God’s Word

2 Timothy 3:16-17
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

There is an absolute in life that will always keep us from being led astray and it is the very thing that completes us, equipping us with what we need for every good work, it is the Word of God. Sad to say many believers are trying to rewrite the Bible to fit their wants and desires, whether it be to live in sin, or to chase after an experience that is not seen in the life of Jesus, His disciples, nor anyone who walked with God. The enemy works at tempting us with what we desire so that he can lead us away from the only thing that will bring true freedom, the Truth!

We come to know the Truth through sound doctrine. Sound doctrine is teaching founded upon what God’s Word says, not what man thinks about it, but taking God’s Word In context to the whole of scripture. This is why we need a shepherd who has been gifted by God to teach us the Truth and not man made religion. As we receive sound doctrine reproof will come. Reproof means a revealing of wrongdoing. God’s Word will reveal where we need to make changes in our life so we can stop doing things that are not good for us. If we receive this reproof it will lead to correction from the Word of God.

God’s Word will give us the understanding of how to correct these areas of our life so we can make changes. As we receive and apply correction we will also get further insight into God’s instructions for living out our life so that we can walk in the righteousness that we have been given, and all that comes with our right standing with God. If you want to walk in true liberty don’t change the Bible to fit your lifestyle and think it’s ok. I can still here the voice of one of my spiritual fathers who is now in heaven as he said many times, “Stick with the Book”. Thank you Dr. Sutton for that simple biblical truth that we all need to follow.
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Posted by on February 23, 2020 in Uncategorized