Holiness Part 1


How can you and I be holy?

Originally posted on The Life Church of Des Plaines:

Gebhard_Fugel_Moses_vor_dem_brennenden_Dornbusch_c19201 Peter 1:15-16 “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”

If you’re worried about offending people, you’re probably not a good Apostolic. You can’t blend in with the world and be Apostolic. You are to be salt and light to the world.

Outward holiness, is it necessary? Yes.

History repeats itself. Nicholas in Acts 6 was one of the first deacons chosen. History tells us that he eventually backslid into a kind of legalism practiced by some of the Jews. He abused the doctrine of the grace of God. He called it ‘freedom’. Nicholas and his followers erred in combatting one extreme with another.

Rev 2:14-15 “But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac…

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Posted by on November 24, 2015 in Uncategorized


I Will Not Bow


Be strong and trust God! Watch what He will do!

Originally posted on The Life Church of Des Plaines:

Bible_primer,_Old_Testament,_for_use_in_the_primary_department_of_Sunday_schools_(1919)_(14778966371)Dan 3:16-26 “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. Then…

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Posted by on November 17, 2015 in Uncategorized


Processed in the Wilderness


Will you trust God in spite of your circumstances?

Originally posted on The Life Church of Des Plaines:

desert-1005654_1920Psa 66:10-12 “For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins. Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.”

The word process is defined as a series of actions or steps taken to change something. A process brings change. A process develops or enhances something. A process can also increase longevity. The lifespan increases. A process can also get you from point a to point b.

Rom 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

God wants to change us, to preserve us, to bring us from point A to…

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Posted by on November 10, 2015 in Uncategorized


Let’s Get to the Bottom of This


It’s important to take a look at your convictions periodically and see what you’re actually living. Do your words and your convictions match? If not, why? What needs to change? Never be afraid to challenge yourself to get closer to the One Who loves you enough to suffer and die for you, making a way where one didn’t exist before!

Originally posted on The Life Church of Des Plaines:

plumbing-709631_19201 Cor 3:9-13 “For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.”

Jesus alone is the chief cornerstone.

You can go no further until you get the revelation that Jesus IS God in the flesh!

Peter said, ‘You are God in flesh, the Son of the Living…

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Posted by on November 4, 2015 in Uncategorized


A Message From Ichabod

Originally posted on The Life Church of Des Plaines:

800px-Ark_of_the_Covenant1 Sam 4:1 “And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside Ebenezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek.”

Miracles aren’t based on feelings. God doesn’t play church. You don’t need to feel anything to praise the Lord! You can praise your way to a miracle!You can pray your way to a victory! All that is lacking is your faith. Do you believe what ‘thus sayeth the Lord’?

1 Sam 4:2-22 “And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men. And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the Lord smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of…

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Posted by on October 27, 2015 in Uncategorized


Giving All Diligence


You are chosen by God. You are precious and special to Him. What does He want you to do?

Originally posted on The Life Church of Des Plaines:

Male Executive Pointing Upwards by stockimages2 Peter 1:5-11 “And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (KJV).

The number one reason people walk away from the church is because they…

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Posted by on October 20, 2015 in Uncategorized


A Reason to Shout!


Get Your Shout!

Originally posted on The Life Church of Des Plaines:

Arms Raised Businessman Standing by stockimagesJoshua 6:20 “So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.”

When the people were walking around Jericho, they were commanded to be silent. Maybe the purpose of this was to give the people time to think about the miracles He had performed for them, everything from victory in battle to their shoes never wearing out.

Psalm 31:23 “O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.”

The Spartans were taught from a very young age to fight, but they avoided them if possible. The entire Greek army went to…

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Posted by on October 14, 2015 in Uncategorized


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