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Friday, March 31, 2017

God In Us


Christians have the Holy Spirit in us - but if we have the Holy Spirit in us, we also have the Father and Son alive in us as well. They're all God. But...notice the "IF" condition to this...IF we love Jesus AND show our love by keeping His commands, THEN we will have Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit alive in us. If not, not.
One cannot expect to be disobedient and have the blessing of the Godhead alive and active in them. Be obedient, be blessed - and realize the authority you are to carry.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Realize Your Position, Realize Your Authority


“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” ~ Ephesians 2:6
Realize your place and realize your authority! We are in Christ, in heaven and He in us. Our purpose on earth is to bring heaven to earth - "as it is in heaven". Realize who you are, where you are and the authority you carry and absolutely no earthly weapon formed against you shall prosper!
Emotional and psychological stresses - don't exist in heaven! Poverty in spirit - doesn't exist in heaven! Sickness and "dis-ease" - don't exist in heaven! Claim your authority in the name of Jesus for you are a Royal priesthood of the order of Melchizedek! Amen.

King Solomon's Wisdom


It is said that King Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived. In Ecclesiastes 2, Solomon reflects on all the many ways he had tried to accomplish fulfillment as a person - physical pleasures, drink, personal achievements, gaining great wealth and fame, aesthetic and artistic pleasures - all centered around himself. For being such a 'wise man', Solomon certainly seemed to be a hedonistic, vain fool early on. Like so many people today he sought fulfillment in all the wrong places and for all the wrong motivations. There are 63 first person references in this chapter including , I, me, myself and my, proving that Solomon was sure hung up on himself. If this sounds familiar it should. Today we live in a global society that is vainly "I" centered. It's all about me!
After making some incredibly deep observations about man ("Wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness", verse 13) Solomon comes to realize that everything he had accomplished and experienced yielded no lasting fulfillment at all and, finally in verse 24 states part of his solution - "There is nothing better for a man that to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good. This also I have seen is from the hand of God. For who can eat and...


 

The Seven Spirits of Deuteronomy Seven - and The One that Comprises Them All


What could be worse than the seven demonic spirits of Deuteronomy 7? To have them all rolled up together in one clever, attractive package. The seven 'nations' or spirits mentioned in Deuteronomy 7:1 are:

Hitittes – descendants of Heth, the second son of Canaan (Genesis 10:15) who lived in Hebron in the West Bank, south of Jerusalem – what is today the second largest area for terrorists.  A terrorist (“Sons of Terror”). 
·        Deception resulting in extreme manifestations of fear and terror (fear, dread, depression); subliminal torments (paranoia’s).
·        Left handed (underhanded) deceit who’s end game is death of the victim – see Judges chapter 3 (Ehud and Eglon)

Girgashites - "clay dwellers" -  earthliness, thickheaded stubbornness dealing in unbelief in what cannot be seen resulting in faithlessness.;
·       promotes a focus on earthly, temporal, things, and...


Remembering St. Patrick


St. Patrick (Pātricius, according to his own writings) was a 5th century Bishop and missionary, known as "the Apostle of Ireland", although he wasn't Irish himself, but most likely Scottish. His father was a deacon and his grandfather a priest. At the age of 16, and an unbeliever, Patrick was captured and enslaved for six years by a group of Irish pirates, working as a shepherd. It was during this time that he called upon the Lord and was told by God that he would soon return home. After accepting Christ, he escaped slavery and, after various struggles, made it home. After a few years of study, he had a vision that led him back to Ireland as a missionary, preaching to the very people that had enslaved him years before and baptizing thousands, converting the poor and wealthy alike, including sons of Irish kings. He never accepted payment or gifts for his work which put him outside the 'norm'. With no legal protection, he was often received with ridicule and insult. He was arrested, beaten, and awaited execution on several occasions but persisted in his mission of spreading the Gospel. After 40 years of living in poverty, teaching, traveling and working tirelessly, Patrick died on March 17, 461 in Saul, where he had built his first church.
I find it ironic that 'the drunkerd's holiday' should be named after such a holy man of God and...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

"Show Me That In Scripture"


There are folks that live by the credo "show me that in scripture" meaning if it's not in scripture, it doesn't exist. These same folks would argue that any manifestation of the Spirit or revelation that they can't explain or doesn't fit in their scriptural box isn't of God and must be from a counterfeit Holy Spirit. By stating so they display a lack of knowledge of the word that they so fervently stand by. If they had the most basic understanding of the word they would know that, to quote an extremely well versed Bible scholar, "the Bible is accurate about the topics it addresses, but it also declares that it has not exhausted all that will be made known about every topic."


The proof of this comes in the words of Jesus when addressing His disciples in John 16, starting in verse 12, when He states emphatically that He had "many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now." He goes on to say that there would be truths not taught by Him but to be taught by the Holy Spirit. He goes on to say in verse 15 "All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He (the Spirit) takes of Mine and will disclose it to you." - and *will* disclose it to you, as in the future. These truths yet to be disclosed...

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