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Obedience Through Love

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. God’s love for us is the motivator that causes us to be obedient to His Word.

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 May 31, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

THE LAST DAYS CHURCH – PART 4

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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 May 30, 2020 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, faith in 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 feet, 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 when people we minister to put their faith in what God has said is available for them through what Jesus has done, they can receive through us by the Holy Spirit what He has provided, just as they did from Jesus.
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Posted by on May 30, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

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, an abundant life, 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. In knowing the truth through the shepherd Jesus has for you, you will be set free from the destructive works of the thief and experience abundant life.
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Posted by on May 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

A Well of Living Water

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 does not want you to build yourself up by praying in the spirit. 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 May 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Draw Near To 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 the presence of God. It was during our worship service. 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. 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 May 27, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

You Have 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 May 26, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Speak To The Mountain

Mark 11:23
“Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.”

In Christ Jesus you have the ability to move mountains. Jesus did not say to ask God to move the mountain, you command it to move. A mountain represents any obstacle that stands between you and that which God has promised is yours in Christ, or that which tries to stop you from carrying out His will for your life. Jesus gave an example before He spoke this to His disciples.

He had spoken to a fig tree that was producing no fruit and He declared that no one would eat fruit from that tree again. At that moment it did not look like anything had changed. But the next day when they passed by that tree, Peter noticed that it was now dead. It had died from the roots up. When you speak to any mountain in faith using the authority we have been given through the name of Jesus, you know the work has begun from the roots up.

Realize that we are not told to go to God and ask Him to do something about the mountains that we face. Jesus said you are to speak to it. We have been given authority, God’s delegated power through the name of Jesus to use in this earth, and we must use that authority against whatever may stand in our way. Learn to use the name of Jesus and command that mountain to move.
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Posted by on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Made The Righteousness if God

2 Corinthians 5:21
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

It is important as a believer in Christ to fully understand and have revelation in your heart of what the blood of Jesus accomplished for you if you want to be a partaker of what Jesus purchased for us. But something that is just as important and even more so is understanding what the blood of Jesus accomplished in you as well. This is an area where many fall short. Let me explain from the above verse of scripture.

Jesus was made to be sin by shedding His blood on the cross so that everyone who is truly born again would be made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. That simple truth means that one who has repented and made Jesus the Lord of their life is now in right standing with God. Another word we see in scripture for this is the word justified. His shed blood cleansed us from the old spirit man within and made us brand new. When this happens you are now right with God because you have become a son or daughter of God.

When you are made right with God you now have rights as a child of God. You become an heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus. As His child if you understand who you now are, you begin to realize what now belongs to you. When God looks at you He sees this new inward person who is in right standing with Him. We need to wake up to this reality and begin to see ourselves as God sees us. This will not only change how we live, but how we look at the promises of God. Every promise is now available to us because of who we have become, a child of God who is in right standing with Him.
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Posted by on May 24, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Just Believe

Mark 9:23
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

There is nothing impossible for those who walk in Bible faith. Faith believes in the heart not the head what God has promised us. Faith speaks in line with what one believes, and faith acts upon the Word of God. Find scripture that gives you the promise of what you are believing for. Meditate on those verses until they become real to your inner man (your spirit man).

Then release your faith believing you have received when you pray, and stay in faith calling those things that do not exist as though they did. Faith does not deny the existence of a problem or obstacle, but faith does not focus on the things in the natural but on the Word of God. Faith does not look at what is seen, does not become occupied with what you are facing, but it looks at what is not seen, the promise of God’s Word that is not yet manifest.

Faith sees that promise as a present day reality, for you have taken hold of that promise in your heart, in your spirit man. Faith also acts upon the Word of God for faith without corresponding action is dead. We must act upon what God’s Word says. What man says is impossible, God says is possible to them that believe. Just believe!
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Posted by on May 23, 2020 in Uncategorized