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He’s Calling For You

He’s Calling For You

January 2, 2022

Mark 10:46-52  And they came to Jericho. And as He was going out from Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road.  And when he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”  And many were sternly telling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”  And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take Courage, Arise! HE IS CALLING FOR YOU.”  And casting aside his cloak, ..he jumped up, and came to Jesus.  And answering him, Jesus said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And the blind man said to Him, “Rabbi, I want to regain my sight!”  And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road.

Note the difference between Religion and Jesus: Bartimaeus’ cries irritated the people, but not Jesus.

And Jesus Passed through Jericho — He walked in and walked out without anyone stopping Him, not one reported miraculous encounter until Bartimaeus cried out...

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ATMOSPHERE OF PRAISE -4 ”The Power of Thanksgiving”

ATMOSPHERE OF PRAISE -4 ”The Power of Thanksgiving”

November 21, 2021

1Th. 5:16-18  Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is GOD’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

One thing you can never have too much of is THANKSGIVING.  GOD never says, “Enough, you may stop now.”   Prayer may go unanswered but Thanksgiving is never unanswered. 

 

Here are 4 powerful truths about THANKSGIVING

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“The Lord Shall Raise Up A Standard”

“The Lord Shall Raise Up A Standard”

October 25, 2020

Is. 59:19b  When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up A STANDARD against him. 

Satan has come into America like a flood.

Flood-Attacks differs from frontal attacks in that they spread everywhere, forcefully entering where they don’t belong, disrupting & destroying everything.  They have the potential to sweep away everything and leave communities uninhabitable.  Like a flooding river, bursting its levees and overflowing its banks, spirits of rebellion, perversion, and lying accusation are sweeping through our communities, schools, and governments, and rearranging the landscape of our society.   

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THE KINGDOM OF GOD-14 “Pursue and Recover”

THE KINGDOM OF GOD-14 “Pursue and Recover”

October 18, 2020

1Sam. 30:1-8 NOW WHEN David and his men came home to Ziklag on the third day, they found that the Amalekites had made a raid on the South (the Negeb) and on Ziklag, and had struck Ziklag and burned it with fire,  And had taken the women and all who were there, both great and small, captive. They killed no one, but carried them off and went on their way.  So David and his men came to the town, and behold, it was burned, and their wives and sons and daughters were taken captive.   Then David and the men with him lifted up their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep.  David’s two wives also had been taken captive, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess and Abigail, the widow of Nabal the Carmelite.  David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God.  Then David said to the priest Abiathar son of Ahimelech, “Bring me the ephod.” So Abiathar brought the ephod to David.  And David inquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue this band of raiders? Shall I overtake them? The Lord answered him, PURSE, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail RECOVER ALL.

When the eternal arch enemies of GOD raid His people’s communities, rob their possessions, and enslave their families, GOD has a plan for them to RECOVER ALL...PURSUE!

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THE KINGDOM OF GOD-13 “Jesus’ Message To The World”

THE KINGDOM OF GOD-13 “Jesus’ Message To The World”

October 4, 2020

Matt. 4:23 And Jesus went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news of the KINGDOM, and healing every disease and every weakness and infirmity among the people. 

Luke 4:43 He said to them, I must preach the good news of the KINGDOM of GOD to the other cities [and towns] also, for I was sent for this purpose.

Luke 9:60 But Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but as for you, go and proclaim the KINGDOM of GOD.”

What was Jesus’ message to the world?  

  • You must be Born-Again?
  • Love One Another?
  • Put GOD first?
  • Treat others as yourself?
  • Forgiveness?
  • Heaven?

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THE KINGDOM OF GOD -12 “The Ambassadors”

THE KINGDOM OF GOD -12 “The Ambassadors”

September 20, 2020

2Cor. 5:20 We are AMBASSADORS for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We plead with you on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God!

An Ambassador isn’t a Religious, but a Governmental Appointment.  As Ambassadors of Christ, we’re not representing ourselves, or our own personal relationship with Him.  But we are Representing the Government of His K’dom.  In order to fulfill your call you must understand your Assignment.

 

Understanding Your Assignment...

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THE KINGDOM OF GOD-11 “Kingdom vs Religion”

THE KINGDOM OF GOD-11 “Kingdom vs Religion”

September 13, 2020

Matt. 4:17  From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”

When Christ came into the world He didn’t bring a Religion to earth, but a Government.  Throughout His ministry, Jesus made it clear that His mission was to install the KOG in people’s hearts

Lk. 8:1 Jesus preached the Good News of the KOG from town to town

Lk. 9:11 Jesus spoke with the multitudes about the KOG

Lk. 9:32 Don’t be afraid Little Flock, because your Heavenly Father is happy to give you the K’dom

Lk. 12:31 Jesus said, Seek 1st the KOG and everything else will be provided

Lk. 22:29  Jesus told His disciples, I confer upon you a K’dom, just as the Father has upon Me.

Jesus was announced as a King at His birth.   And tried as a King at His crucifixion.

The KOG isn’t a religion, it’s a government.  

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KINGDOM OF GOD-10 “Jesus & Pilate”

KINGDOM OF GOD-10 “Jesus & Pilate”

August 30, 2020

John 18:33-38 So Pilate went back into the governor’s residence, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”

Jesus replied, “Are you saying this on your own initiative, or have others told you about me?” 

Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own people and your chief priests handed you over to me. What have you done?” 

Jesus replied, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my servants would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish authorities. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” 

Then Pilate said, “So you are a king!”

Jesus replied, “You say that I am a king. For this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world—to testify to the TRUTH. Everyone who BELONGS to the TRUTH listens to my voice.” 

Pilate asked, “What is TRUTH?”

The K’dom of Darkness and the K’dom of Light come Face-to-face in this remarkable encounter between Pontius Pilate and Jesus Christ.  GOD brings Pilate, as the representative of all worldly kingdoms OF DARKNESS, into direct confrontation with His K’dom of LIGHT.  Pilate thinks that he represents everything that is REAL and MEANINGFUL.  He’s baffled at Jesus lack of effort to save Himself by taking refuge under his authority.  He thinks Jesus is about to Lose Everything, and has no clue that Jesus is about to take over the world!  By refusing to put Himself under the authority of the Kingdom of Darkness in order to be saved, Jesus both saves Himself and every human who will follow Him into the KOG!

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THE KINGDOM OF GOD-9 “Upon On This Rock”

THE KINGDOM OF GOD-9 “Upon On This Rock”

August 23, 2020

Matt. 16:15-19  Jesus said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”  Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”   And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.   And I tell you, you are Peter, and UPON THIS ROCK I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.  I will GIVE YOU the KEYS of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

There is a Rock of Revelation that Hell cannot prevail against.  Inside every Petros (a single life touched by GOD) there’s a PETRA, a massive spiritual Revelation of Christ the King and His K’dom. 

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KINGDOM OF GOD-8 “On Earth!”

KINGDOM OF GOD-8 “On Earth!”

August 16, 2020

Matt. 6:10 (PRAY)…May your kingdom come, may your will be done ON EARTH as it is in heaven.

I want to develop the thought that Earth was created to be the home of the KOG.

FIRST let’s start with the fact that the physical world is eternal…

Psa. 78:69  the earth he has established forever.

Eccl. 1:4 A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. 

NEXT, consider that Mankind is a Hybrid creation; the Dust of Earth mixed with the Spirit of GOD.  He is formed from the dust of Earth, designed in a physical body, to be at home in the physical world, and have Dominion over it. 

Gen. 1:26-28  Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness, so they may HAVE DOMINION…over all the earth…” 

Psa. 115:16  The highest heaven belongs to the Lord, but he has given the earth to the descendants of Adam.

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THE KINGDOM OF GOD-7  “The War of Words”

THE KINGDOM OF GOD-7 “The War of Words”

August 9, 2020

Luke 17:20-21  Now at one point the Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom of God was coming, so he answered, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed, nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is in your midst (is already among you).”

To properly understand Jesus’ answer you have to understand the Pharisees’ and their question…

Who were the Pharisees?  They were the Rulers of Their Society.  

The Pharisees had devised a complex network of rules that controlled family, business, speech, and thought.  They began as a moral revolution and quickly morphed into the Ruling Class of an oppressive Nanny State.  They had the power to classify you as a Saint or make you out to be a Devil.  The people secretly hated them but they gave into their demands out of fear of being banded from society as an outcast or stoned to death.  The Pharisees were the Architects and Enforcers of a highly refined System of Words that guaranteed moral superiority, but ultimately imprisoned the entire society.  

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KINGDOM OF GOD-6 “Kingdoms in Conflict”

KINGDOM OF GOD-6 “Kingdoms in Conflict”

August 2, 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 KEY: Jesus is The Treasure and The Kingdom of GOD is The Field, the Environment of the K’dom.  The one who found Jesus sold all to possess His K’dom; for to truly possess the blessings of the King you must live under the Authority of His Kingdom. 

After preaching the Gospel in cities of the Roman Empire Paul is beaten by mobs and left for dead.  But he recovers and tells the Christians that, “We must enter the kingdom of God through many persecutions.” — Acts 14:22

Why does the Gospel of Jesus’ Love and Forgiveness draw persecution?  Because Jesus is connecting people with the KOG, instead of endorsing the K’dom of the World. 

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THE KINGDOM OF GOD-4 “Kingdom Authority-B”

THE KINGDOM OF GOD-4 “Kingdom Authority-B”

July 19, 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 Power to Restore Man’s Authority over the fallen world.  History is the story of man’s search for the Authority he lost when he left the Truth of GOD for Satan’s lie.  Jesus is The Treasure because He’s the fulfillment of that search.

Luke 10:19 Behold, I have given you AUTHORITY to tread on snakes and scorpions and on the full force of the enemy, and nothing will hurt you. 

FINDING THE TREASURE is receiving the Gospel w/ Joy

THE FIELD is the Environment of Jesus’ Rule.  Jesus calls it, The Kingdom of GOD and makes clear that the Treasure and the Field are INSEPARABLE!  

BUYING THE FIELD is selling off your stock in the fallen world and relocating under Jesus AUTHORITY in The Kingdom of GOD. No Kingdom, No Overcoming Power.

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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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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-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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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 »

Ambassadors of King Jesus
The Adult Prayer

The Adult Prayer

November 24, 2019
THE BLOOD COVENANT-14 “Who’s In Charge Here?”
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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The 4F’s - 14 “Vessels”
The 4F’s - 12 “Every Joint”
The 4F’s - 11 “Do What I do”
The 4F’s - 13 “Fruit”
The 4F’s - 10 “The Functioning Life”
The 4F’s - 9 “The Functioning Christian”
The 4F’s - 8 “Eyes on the Prize”
The 4F’s - 7 “Focus & Bravery”
The 4F’s - 6 “Focus for Faith”
The 4F’s - 5 “Focus Grasshopper”
The 4F’s - 4 “Common Union”
The 4F’s - 3 “Living From The Inside Out”
The 4F’s - 2 “The Foundation of Fellowship.”
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