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KINGDOM OF GOD-3 “Kingdom Authority-A”

KINGDOM OF GOD-3 “Kingdom Authority-A”

July 12, 2020

Matt. 13:44  The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 

The Treasure is Jesus Christ and His Authority over the fallen world the world.

The Field is The Kingdom of GOD, the Environment of Jesus.

SO the intent of Jesus’ message about the K’dom is to make clear that the Treasure and the Field are INSEPARABLE!  It’s IMPOSSIBLE to have Jesus without selling off the world to relocate to His Kingdom.  And further…

It’s IMPOSSIBLE to have His POWER without living under His AUTHORITY.  

 

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THE KINGDOM OF GOD-pt 2 “What Is The Kingdom?”

THE KINGDOM OF GOD-pt 2 “What Is The Kingdom?”

July 5, 2020

Matt. 13:44  The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 

The Treasure is Jesus Christ, Eternal King, LORD and Savior of the world.

The Field is The Kingdom of GOD/Heaven.

SO the Heart of Jesus’ message is that the Treasure and the Field are INSEPARABLE!  It is IMPOSSIBLE to have Jesus without selling off the world to possess His Kingdom.  

This is the Permanent, Unchangeable, Non-negotiable FACT of the KOG, that it’s impossible to possess the TREASURE without relocating to The FIELD. 

So, what is The KOG?  And how do we live in it?

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THE KINGDOM OF GOD-pt 1 “Field Of Treasure”

THE KINGDOM OF GOD-pt 1 “Field Of Treasure”

June 28, 2020

Matt. 13:44  The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 

The Treasure is Jesus Christ, Eternal King, LORD and Savior of the world.

The Field is The Kingdom of GOD/Heaven.

SO the Heart of Jesus’ message is that the Treasure and the Field are INSEPARABLE!  It is IMPOSSIBLE to have Jesus without selling off the world to possess His Kingdom.  

In other words, you can NOT possess the TREASURE of The Savior without relocating to The KINGDOM.  THIS is the Permanent, Unchangeable, Non-negotiable FACT of the KOG.  You either sellout to it or reject it.  There’s NO MIDDLE GROUND…No Time-share Plan.

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“The Trap Of Offense—2020″

“The Trap Of Offense—2020″

June 21, 2020

Matt. 5:29 (KJV) And if your right eye OFFENDS you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell.

Matt. 5:29 (AMP) If your right eye serves as a TRAP TO ENSNARE YOU or is an occasion for you to stumble and sin, pluck it out and throw it away. It is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be cast into hell. 

Offense / Offend 

skan´-dal-on — “scandal” a stick trap (bent sapling), i.e. snare—a thing that offends, a stumbling block.

Satan’s Trap works through the part of you that reaches for the bait.  If it’s an eye or hand, Jesus said cut it off before it drags you to Hell. But what if it’s your attitude or thought that’s reaching to engage with something you don’t like or disagree with, that offends you?  In today’s culture of Victimization, Fault-finding, and Strife masquerading as Advocacy, people with Offended Attitudes are considered social heroes.  But Jesus says they’re just prisoners of offense.  And Jesus said, when it’s your Attitude that becomes stuck in The Trap of Offense, (just like the eye or hand) drop the issue before it enslaves you.  In fact, an offended attitude is the most damaging to your life because it enslaves Your Heart, which is the part of you through which faith and love must flow.  

 

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“I Will”

“I Will”

June 14, 2020

Mk. 1:40-41 And a leper came to Him, begging Him on his knees and saying to Him, If You are willing, You are able to make me clean.  And being moved with pity and sympathy, Jesus reached out His hand and touched him, and said to him, I am WILLING; be made clean! 

Jesus didn’t come so we’d know that GOD was able.  He came so we’d know GOD is WILLING!  The revelation of GOD never stops at His Abilities.  

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And Justice For All

And Justice For All

June 7, 2020

JUSTICE is at the heart of America’s founding and what it stands for.  From our beginning lives have been stressed, given, and taken, in the effort to secure JUSTICE. It’s a huge topic involving a cross-section of Religion, Ethics, Philosophy, & Law.  And there are several subsets of the application of Justice, the most common of which are:

  • Distributive Justice—Fairness in Economics
  • Procedural Justice—Fairness in Process
  • Restorative Justice—Fairness in Restitution
  • Retributive Justice—Fairness in Punishment

Since the murder of George Floyd, and all the protests, violence, and destruction that followed in response, we have heard endless commentary and accusation in an effort to explain what Justice is, and who’s at fault when it fails.  But GOD has expressed an underlying context in which JUSTICE, in all it’s forms and applications, must be understood for it to be the blessing to society He has intended for us. Here is His commentary on JUSTICE, why it fails, and how it’s restored…

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Meet Your Destiny
Our Refuge In Times Of Trouble

Our Refuge In Times Of Trouble

March 22, 2020

"God is our REFUGE and STRENGTH, an ever-present help in times of trouble." —Ps 46:1 

THIS is a time of trouble…when Coronavirus has cast a long shadow of sickness, fear, and disruption over the whole world. Without elaborating on the bad news, we can simply say...

  • Sickness is stalking populations, 
  • Fear is shutting down commerce and raiding the stock market
  • Jobs and Industries are at risk

But there’s Good News in times of trouble...

 

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OUR SIGNS - 7 “Fear of the Lord & Unity”
OUR SIGNS-6 “The Sign of Persecution”
OUR SIGNS-5 “Prophesying”
OUR SIGNS-4 “Laying On Hands and Preaching”

OUR SIGNS-4 “Laying On Hands and Preaching”

February 23, 2020

"We do not see our signs; there is no longer any prophet, and there is none among us who knows how long." —Psa. 74:9  

The absence of their signs was evidence Israel had drifted from GOD, lost His favor & Presence, and their unique identity among the nations.  But hundreds of years later the promised Messiah came.  And after the resurrection of Jesus Christ the Holy Spirit entered the world, and the NT Church was born with the supernatural Signs of GOD’s Presence flowing out from within it.

 

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OUR SIGNS - 3 “Angels & Miracles”
OUR SIGNS-2  “Tongues & Boldness”

OUR SIGNS-2 “Tongues & Boldness”

February 9, 2020

"We do not see our signs; there is no longer any prophet, and there is none among us who knows how long."  —Psa. 74:9 

Psalm 74 is a cry for the loss of Israel’s supernatural SIGNS of GOD’s Presence.  The absence of their signs was evidence they had drifted away from GOD, and lost His favor, and unique identity among the nations.  But hundreds of years later the promised Messiah came.  And after the resurrection of Jesus Christ the Holy Spirit entered the world, and the NT Church was born with the supernatural Signs of GOD’s Presence flowing out from within it.

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OUR SIGNS-1 “Spirit Baptism and Joy”

OUR SIGNS-1 “Spirit Baptism and Joy”

January 26, 2020

"We do not see OUR SIGNS; there is no longer any prophet, and there is none among us who knows how long." —Psa. 74:9  

Psalm 74 cries out in agony over Israel’s loss of its SIGNS that Indicated God’s favor was with them. The absence of their signs was evidence that Israel had drifted away from GOD, losing His favor, and their unique identity among the nations.  Hundreds of years later the promised Messiah came.  And upon the resurrection of Jesus Christ the NT Church entered the world with the supernatural Signs of GOD’s Presence, not just accompanying it, but within it.

 

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Rebound!

Rebound!

January 19, 2020

“Simon, Simon, pay attention! Satan has demanded to have you all, to sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. When you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” —Luke 22:31-32 

LORD Of My Rebound!

It is the ability to REBOUND from stumbles & sins that is the great secret to ultimate victory, for those who are a New Creation in Christ. God has engineered the New Creation to be resilient, constantly rising through the ups and downs of life. 

GOD’s strategy in your life doesn’t depend on you never falling down, but on you never staying down.  Ours is the grace to press victoriously though failures in life. 

Proof of Jesus’ work of Redemption in you isn’t manifest in you never stumbling or failing at life’s tests.  But He is glorified as Redeemer when He leads you triumphantly back to your feet.  GOD is Keeping you, not so you’ll avoid trials, but so you’ll recover from them.

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Pathfinders & Settlers (The Appetite for Spiritual Progress)

Pathfinders & Settlers (The Appetite for Spiritual Progress)

January 12, 2020

"I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus has laid hold of me and made me His own." —Phil. 3:12

Membership in the Body and moving with the Flock does not fulfill my call to personally follow Jesus.  I can’t use the acceptance & approval of the Church as a substitute for my individual calling & responsibility to Jesus.  I have a race to run, that I  can’t complete just by being active in Church.

There’s an occupational hazard to church membership that I call: Group Faith.  And some have substituted their individual pursuit & obedience to Jesus for it. Many Christians are parked in church, and not moving with GOD in their personal lives.  Without an individual moving vision, and measurable spiritual objectives, their personal life with GOD is stalled out.  The Body of Christ is not a Religious AutoTrain hauling parked souls through life.  We are called to be Pathfinders & Trailblazers, not Settlers & Occupants.  We are a cooperation of GOD-connected, internally-motivated, individual Jesus-followers, moving forward in the same purpose & direction.   Read the rest of this entry »

Pursuit of Happiness

Pursuit of Happiness

January 5, 2020

Life is a puzzle box of 1000 pieces.  You must find all your edge pieces and build your border before you start building the inside and seeing the Big Picture.   That border is a proper definition of happiness that will define your life.  So what is happiness?   Read the rest of this entry »

2019 year in Review

2019 year in Review

December 29, 2019
A Son for Us

A Son for Us

December 22, 2019
The Two Streams

The Two Streams

December 15, 2019

Rev 22:1-5, 10-17  (read directly from KJV) 

Rev. 22:10-13 And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.   Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.”  “Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

 The River of Christianity began to flow in the earth, on the Day of Pentecost, directly from the Holy Spirit, with Holy Power and Perfect Purity.  As that river has moved across the world, and down through the years, impure streams have fed into it from the world.  Yet the Stream of GOD’s Presence & Word also continues to feed into the River of Christianity.  And one day that River will return to GOD, to become the River of Rev. 22.   

But before that happens GOD is going to purge out every impurity.  And one is bound to ask, “Where in that process are we today?”

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Ambassadors of King Jesus
Healing The Brokenhearted
The Adult Prayer

The Adult Prayer

November 24, 2019
THE BLOOD COVENANT-14 “Who’s In Charge Here?”
Beauty For Ashes

Beauty For Ashes

November 11, 2019
THE BLOOD COVENANT-13 “Zeal”
Getting up to Speed”
THE BLOOD COVENANT-12 “Endurance”
THE BLOOD COVENANT-11 “Holy Spirit Presence”
The Blood Covenant-10 “Mephibosheth”
The Blood Covenant-9 “No Shortcuts”
The Blood Covenant-8 “As it is in Heaven”
THE BLOOD COVENANT-7 “Possess the Gates”
THE BLOOD COVENANT- 6 “Mt Zion & The Blood Covenant”
THE BLOOD COVENANT-5 “Who’s Your Daddy?”
The Blood Covenant-4 “Coming to Terms”

The Blood Covenant-4 “Coming to Terms”

August 25, 2019

THE BLOOD COVENANT-4 “Coming To Terms”

Remaking man into a New Creation in order to restore our relationship with Him, is the purpose of The Blood Covenant (TBC).  It binds 2 parties together in a permanent relationship making them into One New Creation!

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THE BLOOD COVENANT-3 “The Covenant Name
THE BLOOD COVENANT-2 “What Has The Covenant Done For You?”
THE BLOOD COVENANT-1 “How Shall I Know”

THE BLOOD COVENANT-1 “How Shall I Know”

August 5, 2019

THE BLOOD COVENANT-1 “How Shall I Know?”

Gen. 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.”
Gen. 15:5 And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
Gen. 15:7 And he said to him, “I am the LORD who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess (inherit).” 
Gen. 15:8 But he said, “O Lord GOD, how shall I know that I shall possess (inherit) it?” 
Gen. 15:9 He said to him, “Bring me a heifer…”
Gen. 15:17 When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. 
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PRAISE & WORSHIP- 6 “Say So”
PRAISE & WORSHIP-5 “Stultification By Praise”
PRAISE & WORSHIP- 4 “Stultification”
PRAISE & WORSHIP-3 “Praise & The Presence of God”
PRAISE & WORSHIP-2 “Defining Praise, Worship, & Blessing”
PRAISE & WORSHIP-1 “Worth-Ship”
At Last- Jesse Trimble
The 4F’s - 14 “Vessels”
The 4F’s - 12 “Every Joint”
The 4F’s - 11 “Do What I do”