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But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:7. let your light shine through your cracked pot.
14 Sep 2014 Leave a comment
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05 Sep 2014 2 Comments
A Smoking Oven and a Burning Torch-no, your biscuits aren’t burnt.
God sets the stage for a “covenant cutting” ceremony, with Abram that was contemporary to his culture of the Near East. Biblical as well as major secular covenants were established in blood. In this episode Genesis 15:1-21 God gives Abram instructions on how to enter into His covenant.
The animals used in the sacrifice were cut in halves, and arranged in proper order opposite one another. The covenant parties then walked between the halves indicating that they were irrevocably bound together in blood.
In verse 12 we read, Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him. Abram was put to sleep to bring into focus who will enact the covenant.
During a most dramatic scene God humbled Himself to accept the role of the inferior party to this covenant. In the ancient Hittite suzerainty covenant, a puppet ruler, the inferior party, would walk between the bleeding parts of the split animals, taking an oath of loyalty to his superior:”May the gods do so to me (and more also) as I have done to these animals if I do not fulfill the terms of this covenant!”
Here the Lord voluntarily made Himself lower than Abram for the establishment of the covenant. This dramatic act speaks of the precious gift of His own Son, who condescended to die on a degrading cross for all humanity.
A smoking oven and a burning torch are also found in similar rituals in the Akkadian texts. Here they represent Yahweh who passed between those pieces. The lord was the promising party; God’s oath was unilateral, unconditional, with no requirements demanded of Abram as his part in this mighty covenant.
Hebrews 6:13 says, for when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, He sware by himself, (Gen.22:16,17) saying,”Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee” (Gen.22:16) and so after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise (Heb.6:15).
For men verily swear by the greater: an oath for confirmation is to them and end of all strife. Wherein God, willing more abuntly to show unto the hiers of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it with an oath: that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation , who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us(Heb. 6:18).
We have in God and in His expressed purpose to bless us in Christ grounds for confident expectation. The fulfillment of His promise to Abraham provides assurance that He is certain to perform what He promises.
04 Sep 2014 Leave a comment
Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dries up from the roots. And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.”
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
“Therefore, I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Mark 11:20-24.
Jesus’ action in cursing the fig tree indicates a passion in prayer and faith that we need to learn. His disciples having noticed the withered tree and were surprised at the complete withering of it.
Many today respond like the disciples “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.” Jesus’ responded with a sharp command, “Have faith in God.” Then, calling His disciples to “speak to mountains,” He led them to prepare for situations in which they would find it necessary to take direct authority in the spiritual realm to impact things in the natural realm.
Real and tangible obstacles loom as blockades against the accomplishment of God’s purpose through His sons and daughters. Jesus’ command to speak into the face of such obstacles is not a figure of speech, nor is it a
superstitious exercise. It is an act of faith.
learning to speak to our “mountains” (unsaved loved ones and friends, friends and family stricken with so-called incurable diseases) helps us to grow in strength, and seeing those mountains moved by God’s merciful hand encourages us to continue to believe for the miraculous.
30 Aug 2014 Leave a comment
One of the questions most often asked concerns our prayers for another person. We are unsure if we can pray effectively that God will change or save them. Can our prayers override the will of another person? No! God has given man a free will, and God will never force a person against his free will.
“And the the Spirit and the bride say, come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athrist come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely” (Revelation 22:17).
God gives everyone a will. If we do not have a free will we are robots. We can say yes or no with our will. Did Adam and Eve have a free will? Did they not make a decision. It’s a dubious privilege to be free to make the wrong choice. People must choose God for themselves.
If we have children who have all the answers, a husband, a wife, a friend, a neighbor, we can pray for the person, but we cannot force our will upon them.
Why then do we pray for the unsaved? Let’s think outside the box just for a moment. King David said ” “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me” (Psalm 51:5). Now who or what influences us as we grow up in a sin infested world?
Paul says in 2 Cor. 4:3,4 “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this world has blinded, who do not believe lest they light of the gospel of the glory of Christ , who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
Can the unsaved truly have and execute their free will when all of hell is blinding them? How do they come to a place where they are not driven in darkness and unable to make a true choice. It is only in spiritual warfare that such a place exists. As we bind the powers of darkness in prayer. We bring God’s influence to people in prayer. Enabling them to make a choice.
let’s see an example form Jesus’ ministry. And when they were come to the multitude, there came to Him a certain man, kneeling down to Him [Jesus], and saying, “Lord, have mercy upon my son: for he is a lunatic and sore vexed: for ofttimes he fallen into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought him unto Thy disciples, and they could not cure him.” Then Jesus answered and said…”Bring him hither to Me.” And Jesus rebuked the devil and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour” (Matthew 17:14-18).
Notice this child had Jesus sovereignly working from the outside upon him.Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, “Why could not we cast [the demon] out?” And Jesus said unto them, “Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you. Howbeit this kind [that is, demon possession] goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” (v.19-21)
Here was a child who was hopeless and helpless apart from the prayer of someone else. This was not a case of forcing the child’s will , but freeing the child from demonic oppression or infestation. We have a hell-bent world in the grip of Satan. When we pray, our prayers do not force people to be saved but free people to be saved. We bind away the blinder who blinds their eyes.
When someone asks me to pray for someone who is not a believer I like to bind the unclean spirits in the person (Matthew 18:18) and command them to get into a box and be silent. I cut off their cords on earth and in the heavenlies (The demons in the second heaven will try to reinforce the ones in the lost person) if I do not do this. I cast off all their lines (of reinforcement). I tell them they cannot go in or out.
Then I ask the Holy Spirit to bring to the person all the requests of the people who have prayed for their salvation to be presented to them (Rev.8:3,4). The person is now on a level playing field in which they may make a choice without being robbed of the choice by the demons of hell.
Does this offend your theology? Oh well sorry but it works. Use your authority in Jesus’ name in spiritual strategy verses praying for years for a persons salvation.
Did Jesus have authority to cast the demon out? Of course but what did He do? He bound the demon and commanded it out then brought healing to the child.
27 Aug 2014 4 Comments
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! Do you not know that to whom you present yourdelves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of docrtine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin you became salves of righteousness. Romans 6:15-18.
Obeyed, hupakouo, Strong’s # 5219: to hear as a subordinate, listen attentively, obey as a subject, answer and respond, submit without reservation. To listen to something hearken (Acts 12:13) ; mostly it means to obey, (duh) give heed, follow, yield, of servants, soldiers, students (Matt. 8:27; Mark 1:27; Luke 8:25; Eph. 6:1,5).
The word thus contains the ideas of hearing, responding, and obeying.
This word also refers to the manifestation of faith as revealed in humble acceptance of the Gospel message (Acts 6:7; Rom.6:17; 10:16; 1 Thess. 1:8; 3:14; Heb.5:9).
Slaves of sin do not recognize the obligation to righteousness, but rather abondon themselves to a process of moral deteration, which has death as its end. Slaves of God, on the other hand devote themselves to holiness, a road that leads to everlasting life.
24 Aug 2014 2 Comments
What is Islam, why should I care? Islam is a cultural, religious and political system. Only the political system is of interest to kafirs (non-Muslims) since it determines how we are defined and treated. The Islamic political system is contained in the Koran, the Hadith (the traditions of Mohammed) and his biography, the Sira. In this video you will see how Islam Destroyed The Entire European Classical Civilization.
This video explained by a scientist gives facts most Americans and Christians have never heard. I urge you to watch this video and become enlightened to the soft sell of “Islam is a peaceful religion.” It is malignant as you will be shown.
23 Aug 2014 Leave a comment
Can Terrorists be bi-lingual? Nah.
Somebody forgot their prayer rug. In Arizona —no way!
Wake up——Sure were awake. Documents have been found along with prayer rugs and info that Bi-lingual terrorists who are trained in Latin American countries and speak fluent Spanish. I hear the old girl (Statue of Liberty) hiked her skirt and jumped over into New Jersey where this stuff is not allowed.
let’s all sing together: Kumbaya, Kumbaya!