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Write The Vision

Habakkuk 2:2

Then the Lord answered me and said:

“Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.

The Word “Vision” here means revelation, or what has been revealed. God has always emphasized writing things down. The reason is revealed in the later part of this verse of scripture, so that you may run with it, or simply put, become a doer of what God has revealed to you. How can you be a doer of what you have not retained knowledge of? This verse if followed can make a huge impact on changing your life.

It is a fact that the average person only retains around 5% of what they hear. What is one of the primary purposes of hearing God’s Word proclaimed? It is so that you will become a doer and not a forgetful hearer of the Word as James 1:22 tells us. The doer of the Word James said will be blessed. Why are many believers not doers of the Word? One reason is because they don’t take notes on what they hear. When you take notes on key points of what you hear your retention rate goes up around 50%. If you review those notes within 24 hours you retention rate goes up to 70%.

Think of how many hours are wasted by people who hear God’s Word preached or even read the Bible but because they do not take notes they only retain about 5%. Isn’t the purpose of hearing and reading God’s Word to become a doer? Tough to accomplish if you don’t retain it. To live a transformed life you must have your mind renewed to God’s Word so that you can become a doer. But to become a doer you must retain what you have heard. To retain what you have heard as God has said, you need to write down what He is revealing to you when you hear or read God’s Word. Doing so will truly transform you life.

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Posted by on June 13, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Never Give Up

Galatians 6:9

9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

One of the most important things to walking in victory as a believer in this life is to never quit. Our adversary knows if he can get us to stop walking by faith and give up on God He can defeat us. But if we will not grow weary in doing what we know that scripture teaches us to live a life of faith, we will be victorious in life. There are several things we can do to keep from growing weary. First of all the preceding verses here in Galatians 6 tell us we will reap what we sow. If we sow to the flesh we will reap corruption, but if we sow to the spirit we reap the kind of life God has for us.

Don’t spend your time consumed with fleshly things that will not build you up spiritually. Maintain a consistent walk with God by making time for His Word, His house, and the things of God a priority. To often the devil gets believers weary by simply pulling them away from spiritual things that would bring a great strength to their life. This is all about keeping right priorities in your life. If the things of God are no longer your priority, make changes in your life to correct this. God is the strength of our life but when we no longer put God’s things first, we will grow weary for there is no other source of sustaining strength.

Keep your focus on God for scripture teaches us that when our focus is set on Him we will have perfect peace. Simply put, don’t make things or people in this life your source of happiness. All these things are temporary, but God is eternal. When we try to find our joy in anything other than God we deceive ourselves and lose sight of where we find true peace and contentment in life. So maintain your spiritual walk as a believer by seeking first the things of God, and don’t fall for the deception of looking to the world for your happiness in life for it is God who completes you and He is the strength of your life. Quitters never win and winners never quit.

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Posted by on June 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Love Never Fails

1 Corinthians 13:8a

8 Love never fails.

In 1 John 4:8 we find out that God is love. When we walk in love we are walking with God, and if we are walking with God we cannot fail. There is much emphasis placed upon walking by faith in the Christian life and rightfully so, but there should be just as much if not even more emphasis placed on the importance of walking in the love of God.

In 1 Corinthians 13:13 we are told to abide in faith, hope, and love, but the greatest of these is love. Galatians 5:6 reveals why this is true. Faith works through love. In other words you can have faith to move mountains as Paul states in 1 Corinthians 13:2, but if you don’t have love your faith will not work. Think of it as a power plant that generates power, a switch releases that power, and cables carry that power to where it needs to go, but what if the power lines are down? That power will not accomplish what it is there to do.

We have the power of God within us, the Holy Spirit, faith is the switch that releases that power, but love is the power lines through which that power flows through; and if you are out of love that power will not get where it needs to go. When we are born again God’s love is poured out into our hearts, it is already in there. We need to act upon that love for our faith to work.

The love of God is not an emotion or a feeling, but a fruit of the new recreated human spirit. Practice waking in the love of God, for what you practice you get good at. God’s love is simply treating others the way you want to be treated, no matter how they treat you. When we were enemies of God, He still loved us. Choose to act upon His love within you, for your faith depends on it.

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Posted by on June 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

CHARGE TO THE CHURCH OF THE LAST DAYS

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-w7fec-b42383

Pastor Baker shares four key things that every believer should be doing to help them in fulfilling all God desires to do through them in the last days.

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT – PART 14

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Scripture teaches us that we are not to be ignorant about the gifts of the Spirit. This refers to not only lacking understanding about them but includes ignoring the gifts. God wants us to fully understand these gifts so we can see Him impact our world through us.​​

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Redeemed By The Blood

1 Peter 1:18-19

18 knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,

19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.

The rarest thing ever known to man on planet earth is the precious blood of Jesus, for this was God’s very own blood that was given to redeem mankind. The word redeemed means to deliver from an oppressive and destructive condition by the payment of a ransom. That is what Jesus did for us in shedding His blood. Six different times Jesus shed His blood for us and each time a payment was being made to deliver us.

The first time blood was shed was in the garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was praying about going to the cross. He prayed not His will be done, but the will of the Father, and as He prayed in agony the Bible says He sweat drops of blood. Jesus paid to deliver us from our own human will so that we could live in the Father’s will for us. Then He being arrested was scourged at the whipping post, paying the price for our healing for by His stripes we are healed.

After this the soldiers put a crown of thorns upon His head and blood flowed out paying the price for us to have a renewed mind as Scripture teaches we have the mind of Christ. Then He was crucified, nails driven through His hands so that we could live free from the dominion of sin for the Bible says we are to lift holy hands to the Lord. Then they drove a nail through His feet and He provided for us dominion over evil for Luke 10:19 tells us we can trample upon all the powers of darkness.

Finally they pierced His side near the heart and the blood that poured out delivered us from the old spirit man within and purchased for us a new spirit. The key to walking in all He has purchased is to simply agree with God that all these things are already done for the Word of God tells us we already are, not one day going to be redeemed. We must also act upon His promises for faith without corresponding action is dead. May you walk in the liberty of all Christ has freed you from through His precious blood He shed for you.

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Posted by on June 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Be Ready

Matthew 24:43-44

43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.

44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Scripture is very clear that no one but the Father knows the day that the Lord will return to catch away His church. What we do know and everyone agrees on is that He is coming back. Jesus describes this event like a thief coming in the night and if we knew when that thief would come we would be prepared, and then He tells us to be ready for the Son of Man will come at an hour we do not expect. He describes two people in different settings right before these verses where one is taken but the other is left behind.

Recently the Lord impressed upon my heart two questions. If you knew that He would return next Sunday would you live differently this coming week? If you would live differently why? If you answer the first question yes, the second question is very important, because if you would live differently then why are we not living that way now? The why is the issue we need to deal with that is keeping us from living the life we should be living.

Many believers are not living like a Christ follower. Many are living the life of a lukewarm believer because God is not a priority in their life. If they knew Jesus was coming next week I think many would change the way they are living. Don’t procrastinate any longer and continue to have other things more important to you then God, for Jesus said He will come at a hour you do not expect, so be ready. Are you watching?

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Posted by on June 9, 2019 in Uncategorized