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Friday, March 20, 2009

3/20/2009) Upheld by the power of His Word!

3/20/2009) Upheld by the power of His Word!
Colossians 1:17
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
How could mankind ever believe the splendor of the universe just happened? That by some cosmic accident or bang, what we can see and know of our universe just happened.

Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
We must accept what "thus sayeth the Lord" and not trust in our own knowledge and wisdom. Take eggs for example, one group of people says it’ll kill, another says you must have it, and yet others say it doesn’t matter or makes no difference. Who do we trust???????? Who's man made wisdom do we believe???????????
I believe what is so dangerous about our food today is the chemicals that companies blast them with, steroids, growth hormones, ect….. God gave us dominion over the beasts, fowls and fish’s, and that dominion is to eat and be filled. (ps: we should never abuse them).
The awesomeness of the power God has instilled into the natural elements are amazing. Man has never built any structure that could completely withstand the onslaught of the forces of nature. Every time the natural forces eventually overcome and destroy mans architectural wonders.

Isaiah 42:5
“…God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:…”


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Raise your eyes

3/18/2009 Raise your eyes!
Psalms 121:1-2
v:1) I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help,
v:2) My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

At first glace this scripture seems old to many. They wonder what it means when the Word would tell us to look up to the hill or mountains or high places. As if this meant we should trust in some “thing” here in the created physical world.
This scripture is actually pointing and directing us to a higher place of confidence. It is saying that there is a higher source of authority from which flows total power that controls and over rides our physical reality.
When we find ourselves in the wine press of the enemy, being squeezed and buffeted from every direction, what are we to do? Where do we turn? Often in many American Christian lives, they have placed their confidence in relief systems and programs.
While these systems help numerous people and do good they have caused our faith to falter. No longer do many of Gods’ people turn to Him first and plead their case. I am not saying these systems don’t have their place in our society, but they should never take the place of God in the Christians’ confidence.
We are not to trust in abilities, powers or instruments of earthly kingdoms. They are not our provisions for whatever they can provide us are only temporary and never satisfy our deep seated needs.
The Christian congregation must return to believe that only in God is every need satisfied. That ultimately our situations will only change for the better through Christ.
Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Look at this scripture closely. Notice it says very plainly “all things”. I believe all things are sometimes those hard, difficult and dreaded things that we often find ourselves in.
Psalms 23:4
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
These two verse say that we will sometimes “walk through” and we will be “tempted”. Sometimes God has to allow us to go through things, He never removes all the valleys or temptations,
But this confidence we have; lift up our eyes to the hills from whence comes our help, his staff and rod will lead us for he shall make a way to deliver us.

Monday, March 16, 2009

3/16/2009 Into all the world!
Ephesians 6:17
“…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:…”
The Word is completely and totally about the Gospel of Christ. From start to finish the Bible is a written history of the works and purposes of Christ.

Mark 16:15
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
As the Church of the risen living Christ, namely Jesus, what are we doing? I believe that most of the Body of Christ has become complacent about the expectation of the return of the Lord.
I believe He is soon to return and will catch many asleep or slumbering. We have been commissioned to go into all the earth and reveal the gospel to everyone.
Don’t we realize that this “WILL” happen and we are powerless to stop or hinder it. It will come to pass and we nor the forces of evil can thwart or encumber it.
But I fear we are impervious to the signs of the time. We see all that’s going on around us and are unmoved and worse unaffected for the cause of salvation. We do not ready ourselves in the face of impending events.
Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
This scripture is fulfilled in our day with the advent of the world wide internet of electronic connections. It has arrived brothers and sisters, Christ is knocking at the very door of all the eternal predictions of His Word.
Daniel 12:4
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
This scripture was fulfilled in part in the days of Jesus and the Apostles after His death when further revelation of the mysteries (increased knowledge) of God were revealed to them, which are recorded in the New Testament. Now in our day the fullness of that scripture is fulfilled. We can contact someone from any country we chose simply by the internet and we can find out information about anything.
This increased knowledge is also the knowledge of the Gospel. The scripture simply says “knowledge”, there is no limit on what kind of knowledge. The war in Iraq is Gods’ purpose of getting the Gospel into that country where it has been suppressed for thousands of years. They have computers and tvs in homes like never before. They have an electronic means of getting knowledge including the Gospel.
Don’t be caught off guard or unawares;
Matthew 24:38
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,