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STRESS!

STRESS!

April 10, 2022

2Tim. 3:1 BUT UNDERSTAND this, that in the last days will come perilous times of great STRESS and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].

Is. 30:18 The Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore HE LIFTS HIMSELF UP, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a GOD of justice. Blessed are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and LOOK and LONG for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!

April is Stress Awareness Month.  Personally, I think we’ve been celebrating Stress Awareness for the past 3 years.  This morning I want to introduce Stress Awareness Month to Jesus Awareness Month.  It’s time to make the STRESS and trouble that’s hard to deal with and hard to bear aware of the GOD of Justice, who LIFTS HIMSELF UP to have Mercy on you and show you His Loving-kindness.  

Stress is the Gravity of Life.  Every step of living takes energy to break through the resistance of stress.  Under normal conditions stress is no more difficult than walking.  But like the ocean, floating on an inner tube along the shore is refreshing.  But being tossed by 30’ waves in a tempest is life-threatening.  Stress isn’t a killer until the storm comes.

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My Home is Your Altar

My Home is Your Altar

February 13, 2022
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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”Love Manifest!”

”Love Manifest!”

December 19, 2021

2Tim. 1:10 (GOD’s purpose and grace) has now been MANIFEST by the appearing of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 

When the Heavens broke open over the manger where Jesus lay, and the angels filled the night sky in celebration, they proclaimed, Unto YOU is born this day, in the City of David, a Savior who is Christ the LORD!

When I think of Christmas I think of… 

  • Goodness Triumphing
  • Truth Prevailing
  • Hope Paying Off
  • Promises Delivered

I think of every reason for despair, cynicism, and hopelessness being ransacked by Love Manifest!

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Rebound!

Rebound!

November 28, 2021
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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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

October 24, 2021
What is Truth?

What is Truth?

October 17, 2021

John 18:36-38 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.” Pilate said to Jesus, Then You are a King? Jesus answered, You say it! [You speak correctly!] For I am a King. [Certainly 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 is of the Truth [who is a friend of the Truth, who belongs to the Truth] hears and listens to My voice. And Pilate said to Him, WHAT IS TRUTH?

Here We Are.  America has pulled the pin from the grenade, and I hope we haven’t tossed away the pin yet.

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Progressive Faith - Part 4

Progressive Faith - Part 4

October 3, 2021

By faith Moses, when he was come to years (grew up), refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect for the recompense of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. By faith they passed through the Red sea as if by dry land: which the Egyptians attempting to do were drowned. —Heb. 11:24-29

The Faith of one man allowed GOD to advanced an entire race of people.  The desperate needs of people may touch GOD’s heart, but it’s Progressive Faith that moves Him to deliver.

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Progressive Faith - Part3
“The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved”

“The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved”

August 15, 2021

John 13:23 One of his disciples, the one Jesus loved, was at the table to the right of Jesus in a place of honor (leaning on Jesus’ chest).

John 19:26 So when Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing there, he said to his mother, “Woman, look, here is your son!”

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How Important Is Prayer Pt 9 “The Intercessors Heart”
What is God Saying?

What is God Saying?

December 27, 2020
“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 Strength Of Prayer”

“The Strength Of Prayer”

October 11, 2020

James 5:13-18  Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises.  Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.  Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.  Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.  Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years!  Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops. 

When everything else is weak you can have The STRENGTH Of PRAYER.

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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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“Strong Grace”

“Strong Grace”

September 27, 2020

2Tim. 2:1-4 So you, my child, be STRONG in the GRACE that is in Christ Jesus.  And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others also. (in other words, Make disciples who can make disciples.)

As I consider this verse against the backdrop of our present society I realize how much we’re beginning to have in common with the early Church.  What a precise balance we must hold, walking through such a hostile world as Ambassadors of Christ, helping Hostiles become Disciples.  We must thread the Dual Horizons of Judgment against sin and Mercy for sinners. SO HOW DO WE, amidst the rising lawlessness keep from being pushed  by anger into Offense, or pulled by sympathy into Compromise.  With each passing day it’s becoming more evident that only the narrow way of Jesus’ cross can prevent us from swerving over one cliff or the other.  What does it take to stay on that path?  It takes being Strong in Grace!

What is Grace?  

  • Permission to Come
  • Power to Change
  • GOD is Working Here!

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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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“The Beautiful Paradox”

“The Beautiful Paradox”

September 6, 2020

2Cor. 4:6-7 For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.  We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like FRAGILE CLAY JARS containing this GREAT TREASURE. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. 

This picture of our lives as Fragile Jars of Clay containing the Perfect Eternal Light of Jesus is what’s known as a PARADOX.

A simple definition for Paradox would be: A great truth expressed in contradictory terms. 

Think about it…

  • We see the unseen
  • We have Freedom in His Yoke
  • We reign when we serve
  • We’re lifted up when we humble ourselves
  • We win by yielding
  • Giving is getting
  • Dying is living
  • And the boundless Kingdom of Heaven lies within our finite souls

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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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“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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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
The Adult Prayer

The Adult Prayer

November 24, 2019