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The Gift of Suffering

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The Gift of SufferingJob 1:6 “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.”

This is talking about angelic beings that came before the presence of God. The satan (the accuser) came as well.

Job 1:7-8 “And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 8 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?”

Job was innocent. He repelled evil. God bragged on Job to the devil.

Job 1:9-12 “Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about…

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Posted by on October 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

The Best Robe

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The Best RobeLuke 15:21 “And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.”

This boy had so much guilt.

Luke 15:22-24 “But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.”

Have you ever felt so much guilt you didn’t know what to do? Have you ever been forgiven even though you didn’t really deserve it?

That father put the ‘best robe’ on his filthy son.

The woman with the issue of blood for 12 years…

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Posted by on October 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Give Me This Mountain

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Give Me This MountainJoshua 14:6-13 “Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the Lord said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea. 7 Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in mine heart. 8 Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the Lord my God. 9 And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children’s for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the Lord my God. 10  And now, behold, the Lord hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the Lord spake…

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Posted by on September 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Let’s Get Down to Business

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Let's Get Down to BusinessLuke 2 – 48And when they saw him, they  were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. 49And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me?  Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

Jesus emphasized to his parents the importance of being about His Father’s business; He was preparing for His earthly ministry to establish kingdom principles here on earth.

At its core, our Father’s business is the people business.  Jesus’ ministry was people-centric; healing, forgiving, teaching, feeding.  The church eventually developed leaders and facilitators, but growth happened because everyone was involved in personal interaction and relationship.  The same holds true today.  The building and leadership are needed, given for the equipping of the saints in order to…

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Posted by on September 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Three Dimensions of Faith

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Three Dimensions of Faith1 John 5:4 “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

There is a need to overcome the world, but this verse says how—Faith. Faith is how we overcome, faith in God. If you will continue in faith and have faith, you will overcome.

There are three dimensions of faith. If you will apply these three dimensions, you will be an overcomer.

What do you believe in? What do you put your faith in? Why?

Sin, sickness and false doctrine are in the world. Those that are born again must have faith.

If you had special glasses that could see the effects of faith, you’d be amazed at the possibilities.

Every country has its own currency. The currency of heaven is faith. There are measurements of faith: great, little, and no faith. Everyone has been given a…

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Posted by on September 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Spiritual Authority

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160314-F-KV967-302Eph 4:11-12 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:”

The purpose is to equip the saints to do the work of the ministry so the body of Christ can be built up for the benefit of the church that the Kingdom of God can be established. It’s all to minister to people.

It’s not about money or power of men, it’s about structure.

Did you realize the purpose of ministry is for the benefit of other people, not yourself? How does this change your view of ministry? How will your work in ministering change?

When Jesus said, ‘Devil, come out,’ the devil came out. Same thing with Paul, there was structure. The only struggle was with those who weren’t in…

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Posted by on August 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

A Friend in Need and a Friend Indeed

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39274591_525532917876025_3755181879322476544_nLuke 11:5-10 “And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? 7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. 8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. 9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and…

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Posted by on August 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

 
 
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