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Thanksgiving Message 2019 (11.27.19)

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“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”
Psalms 100:4

 We are called to enter into God’s gates (the outer courts) with thanksgiving and into His courts (inner courts) with praise.

 The tabernacle: God’s dwelling place:

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 The outer courts had no ceiling. It was a place with a brazen altar. There was only natural light in the outer courts. You can also note that we don’t need the light of the Holy Spirit to be thankful. The people brought themselves, their flesh here. There was a lavar cleansing pool. There was no limit to cleansing!

 The inner courts had walls and a ceiling. It also had light from a seven branch candlestick representing the seven anointings of the Holy Spirit: (1) spirit of the Lord, (2) the spirit of wisdom, (3) understanding, (4) the spirit of counsel, (5) might, (6) the spirit of knowledge, and (7) the fear of the Lord. Only priest were allowed into the inner courts. The altar of incense was here too.

 Praise is consumed with who God is and what He has done

 Worship is surrender to God!

We cannot bypass thanksgiving and praise to go to worship. There has to be thanksgiving and praise first.

“I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord.”
Psalms 116:17

 Thanksgiving is an offering!

 God knows our gratitude and the sincerity of our thankfulness. He sees our heart and the sincerity of our thankfulness affects the intensity of our praise.

 Take inventory of what the Lord has done for you and what your life could have been and offer Him thanks.

 Sacrifice of thanksgiving – it is hard to give thanks. If it’s easy, it’s not a sacrifice. A sacrifice makes the gift more precious.

“That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.”
Psalms 26:7

 Let your testimony be toward the goodness of God!

 Don’t let comparison and an ungodly mindset to rob you of your thankfulness.

 When you compare with others, it strangles the voice of thanksgiving.

 Samuel was content with the praise he got until David got more attention.

 Other examples of unthankfulness: Genesis 26:14, Est 5:9-14, Genesis 4, Gen 30, Numbers 11:10-15, 1 Kings 19:4-10, Jonah 4.

 Covetousness keeps us from thanksgiving.

 James 4:2-3 describes when you can’t get enough: “Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.” James 4:2-3

 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving:

 Take natural inventory of your of your flesh.

 Enter into His courts with praise:

 This involves a conversion of the mind.

 Praise can be offered to God for what you know about Him, not what you’ve experienced (such as healing). You can praise Him as your healer even when you are waiting to be healed.

 Praise is spiritual, it has nothing to do with your physical life.

 You can be limited financially but praise Him as a provider! You can be lost but praise Him as a way maker!

 Worship Him in the beauty of holiness:

 This is complete surrender!

 At this point, you’ve so encountered His presence that you are surrendered.

 It is a position and a posture. There doesn’t even have to be a song playing.

 Its on the other end of thanksgiving. The first says thanks for what I have and the last says you can have it all!

 If you can’t credit God for what’s in your life, you’ll never offer it to Him. You can offer it back when you know the source.

 Could it be that our worship is not intense because we’ve not been thankful?

 Make thanksgiving the culture of your home. It is a spiritual principle that we have to do more often in our lives.

 

Faith in the Fire | Vol 1: Pt 5 (11.24.19)

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“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:”
1 Peter 1:7-8

 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17

The Word of God is the source of faith. Faith comes by hearing.

 We need more of the Word!

 Faith is defined by Hebrews 11:1

 In the story of Jesus on the boat with the disciples in the storm, Jesus gave them faith before the storm hit. He said, we go to the other side. He didn’t promise that it would be smooth. Jesus rebuked what challenged his word while the disciples finished the image of the wind and rain which had an outcome of death.

 There will be times when the trial makes us forget His word.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 The “evidence” mentioned in this passage is like a title deed.

 We have to let faith finish the image.

 

“And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.”
Genesis 22:2-5

 In this passage, Abraham is being tested!

 verse 7: “And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” Genesis 22:7

 verse 11: “And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.” Genesis 22:11

“By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.”
Hebrews 11:17-19

 We must learn to present the evidence when we are in a trial.

 Get God’s word on your life! Print out scriptures and declare His word over situations.

 Trials allow God to set you up to stand on His word.

 “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” 2 Corinthians 1:20

 You need to know His promises before you can declare them.

 When you’re in a trial, state/present the evidence.

 

“(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.”
Romans 4:17-21

 “Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?” Isaiah 53:1 There will be times when you get the world’s report and you’ll have to chose God’s report.

 In the life of faith, time has a way of not letting us see that God is going to do what He said he would do.

 Don’t let the enemy move you off your promise.

 Abraham that had evidence that was related to his trial. You need specific word (evidence) that you can hope on and stand on.

 How will you respond to the trial? Will you get in His Word? Will you stand on His Word? Have faith in your fire!

Kingdom Authority: Pt. 6 (11.20.19)

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“And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.”
Luke 14:23

It’s time to Go out and come in, in Kingdom authority. If we don’t go out right there is no advancement of the Kingdom of God and the lost remain lost.

We can’t just go to church, we must live out church. Church is not a building, it is an assembly of people.

 

“In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee. And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in. Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.”
1 Kings 3:5-7,9-13

The Lord asked Solomon what he would like Him to give him.

 Solomon had been given a kingdom but he didn’t know how to run it.

 At some point we all need to humble ourselves and act like we don’t know anything so that we can receive something.

 We should be beggars in spirit.

 Solomon’s humility and posture in his prayer is what set him up to have an answered prayer. He asks for an understanding heart.

 An understanding heart is a hearing heart. Along with a hearing heart, we need God to speak to us.

 Understanding is comprehension to the point of application.

 God can work with a man who will obey him.

Blessed are the beggars in spirit.

 Never open the word of God without praying first and asking for understanding.

 Hearing, meditating, confessing and acting out on His word, is active faith.

Going out and coming in, according to the Word, is having an understanding hearing heart.

 

“And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.”
Deuteronomy 28:1-7

“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” 2 Corinthians 1:20

Jesus teaches us to pray the word. “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” John 15:7-8

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11

“My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” Psalms 89:34

 The only way to have faith filled prayers is to have Word filled prayers.

If we would listen to God’s voice and be led, we could walk into even a hostile environment and take over.

 

“And Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him, and was departed from Saul. Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people. And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the Lord was with him. Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him. But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them.’As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.”
Joshua 14:11

Saul was afraid of David because the Lord was with him.

Are you going out and coming in in such a way that you would be able to get someone to go to bible study with you or would they be shocked.

David established himself in victory when he told Goliath of the victories that God had given him.

He operated in the spirit of victory no matter what territory he was in.

 

“As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.”
Joshua 14:11

Saul was afraid of David because the Lord was with him.

Are you going out and coming in in such a way that you would be able to get someone to go to bible study with you or would they be shocked that you go to church.

David established himself in victory when he told Goliath of the victories that God had brought him.

He operated in the spirit of victory no matter what territory he was in.

 

“And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the Lord : at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.”
Numbers 27:21

 You cannot go out and come in but steal.

 You cannot go out and come in but lie. That’s not doing it by the book.

 

 

“Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great? Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.”
2 Chronicles 1:10,12

A good example of our need to hear God’s voice is in 2 Samuel 11:1. When all the kings and men went out to war, David tarried and stayed home. If he had not been home, he wouldn’t have been there to see Bath-sheba.

 What if we didn’t leave Jesus at home when we went out. What if we declared Deuteronomy 28:6 over our job search or grocery trip.

Can we go out and come in to point that others are drawn and compelled to come in too?

Faith in the Fire | Vol 1: Pt 4 (11.17.19)

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There are 5 examples shown in the Word that give a purpose to trials we endure:
Persecution | Planting |Purging
Proving | Producing

“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:”
1 Peter 4:12

We should be asking if there is something that needs to be purged from our life.

As the word is going forth, think about what you are going through and ask if there is something that needs to be purged out of you in the process of the trial.

Sometimes we minimize other people’s pain. Our trial may not seem like a lot to someone else but it doesn’t lessen what we feel in the trial.

 

PURGING

“Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.”
Isaiah 48:10

God has a way of working things out of you during your trial.

“The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts.” Proverbs 17:3

Trial will test what is in you. It brings what’s really in our heart to the surface.

Even if you’re the reason for the trial, God can still use it for your good.

 

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.”
Revelation 3:14-18

1 Thessalonians 5:23 says that we are to be whole in every sense: mentally, physically, spiritually.

God can take what you are going through and use it to improve your life. He doesn’t allow us to be content with where we are.

Sometimes we cry over things that God purges from our life when He is trying to do something bigger.

 

“And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.”
Luke 22:31-32

 “Behold” means that what your attention is being called to is already there. Jesus told Peter to behold…

Jesus tells Peter (Simon) that Satan wants to have him. He forewarns him of an upcoming trial. He didn’t say that he wouldn’t go through the trail but he prayed that Peter’s faith wouldn’t fail and when he is converted that he would strengthen others.

“And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table. And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed! And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing. And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.”
Luke 22:19,21-24

 In verse 19, Jesus is offering the bread. In verse 20, he offers the cup and in verses 21-24, he reveals that one of the twelve would betray him.

Peter was the first to know who Jesus was. He was the first to receive revelation of Jesus. (Matthew 16:16-17)

When God has a plan for your life, even if you mess it up, God will still give you a chance to make it right.

 During Peter’s trial, he denied Jesus three times! On the other side of Jesus’ resurrection he asked Peter three times, “do you love me?”

God will always give you a chance to prove that you are ready to pass the test.

Peter went through a trial. He was converted and then he preached and strengthened others.

Why go through something that someone has already been through? Learn from their trial! When Jesus was confronted by the mother of the son’s of Zebedee about a position, he responded with a conversation about the price.

When  you have a chance to be in the presence of someone who has the position that you would want in life, don’t talk about position. Talk about the price. Too many want to talk about the position and too few want to talk about the price.

 

 

Sunday, November 17, 2019 – 9:45AM Service

Kingdom Authority: Pt 5 (11.13.19)

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“When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar–jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
Matthew 16:13-19

 It is important that we have a revelation of who Jesus is. Only then can we reconcile the world’s ignorance of Jesus.

 Any time you don’t understand something’s purpose, abuse is inevitable.

 If you make church about anything other than Jesus, you have made it about the wrong thing. The word of God is even the revelation of Jesus. The revelation of Jesus is the end result of the ministry of the word and God’s spirit.

 Compare: Matthew 16:19 and Psalms 119:89

 God has given us the keys to the Kingdom that allows us to bind and loose and it shall be so in Heaven and on earth (Matthew 16:19), however, we need to set our mouth in alignment with what God has already spoken because His word is forever settled in Heaven (Psalms 119:89).

 Binding and loosing has been taken out of context. You can call a thing that be not as though it were if you have scripture on it and it doesn’t violate God’s word.

 

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
Matthew 24:35

 What we bind and lose on earth has principles. It has to agree with the word.

When we pray the Matthew 6:9 prayer, we are calling on God’s will to be done in the earth. If it were automatic, Jesus wouldn’t have taught us to pray this way.

 The keys to the kingdom bind and loose. A key opens a door and a key locks a door. You need to know what needs to be opened and what needs to be locked. You cannot lock something you weren’t given the authority to lock and you cannot open something you weren’t given the authority to open.

We cannot use a key on earth that wasn’t cut in Heaven. To bind on earth, you have to know what’s already been bound in Heaven.

 

“For ever, O Lord , thy word is settled in heaven.”
Psalms 119:89

 The word of God was already in Heaven and time has allowed it to be unveiled.

 Words were God’s first creation. He used words to create everything after He spoke them. There was no manifestation of anything without God speaking them. He created words to manifest His creative power.

 

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”
1 John 5:7

 

“And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:”
Deuteronomy 17:18

 For anyone to operate in God’s kingdom, he must know what is written as law (the bible) in God’s kingdom?

 How can we endorse a person who violates the Bible? How could you advance an agenda that violates the word.

 

“Then Samuel told the people the manner of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid it up before the Lord . And Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house.”
1 Samuel 10:25

 Jesus’ authority is in his word!

 In this passage, Samuel told the people the “manner” of the kingdom.

 The word has to be in your heart and your mouth.

 

“Because I will publish the name of the Lord : ascribe ye greatness unto our God. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.”
Deuteronomy 32:1-3

 His doctrine is His teaching. He sends His word into the earth.

 “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.”
Isaiah 55:8-11

 Know and pray the word!

Psalm 149:9 – Execute means to carry out and get done.

Hosea 4:6 says that we are destroyed for a lack of knowledge. Isaiah 5:13 says we go into bondage for a lack of knowledge.

 

“Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying, I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man; And keep the charge of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself: That the Lord may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.”
1 Kings 2:1-4

 David states that as long as the next king does not waiver from the word, he would be successful.

 When we got a new word we got a new set of keys that wouldn’t work.

 Now we walk around asking where is God and when will we hear from Heaven? The answer is, when we get the right set of keys.

 Two keys that every believer needs in their pocket is the name of Jesus and the word of God. When those keys are being excised, the Holy Spirit will enforce what is spoken.

 The right set of keys will bring about the right results.

 

Faith in the Fire | Vol 1: Pt 3 (11.10.19)

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There are 5 examples shown in the Word that give a purpose to trials we endure:
Persecution | Planting |Purging
Proving | Producing

“The sower soweth the word. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.”
Mark 4:14‭-‬15

 “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.” 1 Peter 4:12-13

 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17

Your trial could be based on the fact that you’re a Christian.

 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:8-11

The word has to be planted, it does no good laying around. It must be planted in your heart. The enemy will always come to take away the Word from getting into your heart.

 Two things come when you have heard the word, faith and Satan. (See Romans 10:17 and Mark 4:15)

 The enemy will come to test the word you’ve heard. Don’t let the enemy eat your seed before its even planted!

 

PLANTING

“Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
Mark 10:28‭-‬30

 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:7,9

 These verses in Galatians, tell us not to faint. Faint means to give up, cave in and quit.

 “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62

 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58

We cannot walk away from our sacrifice and our service. When we are going through a trial, that is not the time to withdraw from God.

Don’t give up on seed you are sowing into someone. Don’t be removed from the harvest that you are waiting on.

 If you have lost something in a trial, treat whatever you have lost like seed. The Lord will give it back to you plus more.

 “And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.” Luke 16:2

 

“Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
Hosea 10:12

Sometimes its not that what God put in you is not there, it just needs to be stirred up.

 

“Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways.”
Haggai 1:6‭-‬7

 Often times, people will blame the devil when they are in a trial. If it’s your own doing, binding the devil won’t do anything.

You control what you sow and reap.

In 2 Kings 4:1-7, there was a woman with a debt and a claim on her sons to pay the debt. All she had was a pot of oil. The prophet Elijah told her to borrow vessels and fill them with the oil and sell the oil to pay off her debt.

God will always address you in what you do have. He never asks us to manage what we don’t have. Honoring the Lord with your finances is not contingent on you having more money, it is about being a good steward over what you already have.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 – 9:45AM Service

Kingdom Authority: Pt. 4 (11.6.19)

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“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”
Matthew 28:18-19

 Our going is directly related to His power. Everywhere we go and in all that we do, we have been given power.

 We have power at work, at home, out in public, wherever we go!

 

“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.”
Genesis 14:18-20

 “Most High” refers to the Hebrew name of God el-Elion. It was the name and position that Satan, as Lucifer in heaven, coveted for himself.

 Reference: Hebrews 3:1 “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;” 

 Melchizedek was a priest. Priest were qualified to be mediators. In those times, a mediator would go to God on man’s behalf and come to man on God’s behalf.

 Today, you don’t need a man to go to God on your behalf, to forgive your sins, or to bless your life. Jesus is your high priest and mediator, he has all that you need.

 John 14:6 says that no man comes to the Father except by Jesus.

 Hebrews 10:19 declares that we can have boldness to come before the throne of God because of Jesus.

 Jesus is not only my access to blessing, healing, and promise but my Father cannot receive of me but through Jesus.

 

“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
Genesis 12:1-3

 God is promising this blessing and it is what we saw in Genesis 14.

 In Genesis 14, Melchizedek is a type of Jesus. He was a priest and a king who blessed Abraham.

 2 Corinthians 1:20 assures us that every promise that God made in Christ is yes and amen. Our blessings come through Jesus.

 All power (jurisdiction) has been given to us through Jesus. We have a divine connection in the earth to the owner of Heaven and earth.

 When the priest blessed Abraham, he also acknowledged who the blessing came from. The blessing was two-way. There was a blessing to man and an acknowledgement of God, the One who blessed him.

 Abraham turned around and gave a tenth of all that he received from his victory.

 

“I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me. He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.”
Psalms 57:2-3

 Scripture tells us that we don’t have a relationship with the Father outside of Jesus.

 When you give praise to God, recognize that you couldn’t give Him praise or know Him without Jesus. Give Jesus the praise and the credit for what is happening in your life.

 If you are a Christian, thank Jesus because you wouldn’t be able to pray “our Father” without him.

 

 

“And Jacob went out from Beer–sheba, and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. And he called the name of that place Beth–el: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first. And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God: And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.”
Genesis 28:10-22

 This dream was telling Jacob that Heaven was touching earth. There was an exchange happening where earth was receiving from Heaven and Heaven was receiving from earth.

 The Lord was saying that He will dispatch angels wherever you are.

 You can exercise Kingdom authority wherever you go. Pray wherever you go and praise wherever you go.

 For all families to be blessed according to this scripture, this blessing and authority has to go to all places.

 The house of God is wherever you hear the word. It is wherever Heaven opens up to you. It is wherever Heaven is touching earth and earth is touching Heaven.

 Jacob’s dream was a revelation of Jesus and his authority in Heaven and in earth. It was Jesus mediating the exchange between Heaven and earth and the dispatching of the angels and the accountability of their return.

 Jacob laid his head on a rock and got a revelation of Jesus. He then anointed the rock (Jesus). When his grandfather Abraham received a revelation of Jesus, he only had Melchizedek but we have Jesus. How much  more authority and power should we be walking in?

 Don’t go though each day without using the name of Jesus. Don’t depart from your kids without covering them in blessing. Pray God’s word over your family, finances, health, job, all things.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – 6:30PM Service

Faith in the Fire | Vol 1: Pt 2 (11.3.19)

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There are 5 examples shown in the Word that give a purpose to trials we endure:
Persecution | Planting |Purging
Proving | Producing

“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.”
1 Peter 4:12‭-‬13

 Glory is revelation. To reveal something is to see its glory.

 Have faith in the fires, on the other side, you’ll see that God was there.

 The enemy wants us to think the trial is strange so that we become offended.

 A revelation is when something that is present that you were not aware of is uncovered or made known.

 There will be amplified joy on the other side of your trial.

PERSECUTION

“But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.”
Matthew 13:20‭-‬21

 Repent. “Re” means turn. “Pent” means highest. Repent means return to the highest

 There is joy after Jesus, exceeding joy.

 The enemy’s agenda is to get you offended and out of the will of God.

 Romans 10… faith & the enemy comes after you’ve heard the word

“And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities. Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.”
Matthew 11:1‭-‬6

 Paul was offended at Jesus when he was in prison. The enemy loves to get us offended at our loved ones when we are in our prisons.

 Offense causes us to go look for another when we shouldn’t.

 Offense causes us to want to separate.

 Don’t let your trial make you forget what God has already brought you through.

 If you can go through persecution and not get offended, you are blessed.

“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.”
Matthew 5:10‭-‬11

 The blessing of God is a spiritual endowment.

 “The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.” Proverbs 10:22

 The blessing of God is not to be taken lightly.

 The tangible things we see in our lives are not blessings, they are the result of the blessing on our lives.

 No man can curse whom the Lord has blessed.

 When you let what man says about you bother you, you put too much weight on their words.

 Persecution positions you to be blessed.

 The enemy will not stop until you are offended at God.

“Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!”
Luke 17:1

 “And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.” Zechariah 13:6

Because friends are close to you, the enemy wants to use them to offend you so that he can eventually get you offended at God.

 Offenses will come, woe to them who the offense comes.

 Don’t deposit your offense in somebody else’s heart.

 There will be people who want us to carry their offense.

 When you become a carrier of offense, you’ve gone from a being a king to being a pawn. You also forfeit the blessing of God for yourself.

Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Luke 6:22‭-‬23‭, ‬27‭-‬28‭, ‬31‭, ‬35‭-‬38

 When people offend you, they set you up to sow forgiveness!

 Choose to sow and whatever you sow, good or bad, will be what you can expect to reap.

Kingdom Authority: Pt. 3 (10.30.19)

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“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
Colossians 1:13-17

 2 Corinthians 4:4 – The enemy wanted to keep us in ignorance before we knew the Lord and he wants to keep us in ignorance after we know the Lord.

 Matthew 6-10 – The Kingdom of God is where Heaven meets earth. You can have as much of the Kingdom as you want.

 In consideration of Colossians 1:13, also refer to the following scriptural refrences: 1 Thessalonians 2:12, Hebrews 12:28, Luke 22:29, John 3:3, Luke 12:32, and James 2:5.

 

“And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am? And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually. Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant! Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lo–debar. Then the king called to Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said unto him, I have given unto thy master’s son all that pertained to Saul and to all his house. Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master’s son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master’s son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants. Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king’s sons. So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.”
2 Samuel 9:5-11,13

 The back story here is that king David and former king Saul’s son Jonathan were best friends. After the death of king Saul and Jonathan, Jonathan’s son Mephiboseth was the last heir to the kingdom. Mephiboseth’s home was in Lo-debar which means parched pasture. He lived in a broken dry desperate place.

 In this passage, David represents God, Jonathan represents Jesus and Mephiboseth, the boy crippled and living in Lo-debar represents us! Mephiboseth had no idea that the king was looking for him to give him a new home. He was thinking that the king had come for him as a threat to his seat as king but Mephiboseth was included in David’s kingdom because of who his father was! David told him that he would eat bread from his table continually.

 This story represents the covenant of kindness between Christ and us. God loved us enough to come to where He found us but not leave us where He found us.

 God will always get you out of hopelessness.

 Scripture points out that Mephiboseth was lame on both feet yet he ate continually at the king’s table. He recognized the kingdom authority that he had been given. He realized that he could get around anywhere and eat what wanted if he opened his mouth.

 The strength of the kingdom is not in your feet, its in your mouth! Romans 2:8

 

“But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?”
Psalms 50:16

 Romans 8 – We have been adopted into a kingdom. Matthew 6:9 says that we can call God our Father.

 We can petition God because we are his sons and daughters.

 Declaring God’s word is a covenant right.

 “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” John 15:8

 In the kingdom of God, your labor doesn’t get you anywhere, your faith does.

 

“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”
Luke 18:1-8

 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says that we should pray without ceasing. This means we need to be able to pray when we are doing other things. No matter the posture, God hears his children’s prayers.

 This parable, which teaches on prayer, is not mentioning any church or synagog. It is in a judicial, not religious, setting. Prayer represents a request made to the kingdom of God by a citizen of His kingdom.

 Prayer is exercising kingdom rights!

 We are walking around in this earth but our true source is Heaven.

 Thinking about the story of Mephiboseth, he was brought into a new kingdom where his livelihood was based on his word instead of his strength. It is the same with us.

 If you don’t pray, you’re not calling kingdom authority. You are saying, “Heaven, I got this. I will live abandoned and handle this on my own.”

 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 – 6:30PM Service

Faith in the Fire | Vol 1: Pt 1 (10.27.19)

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Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
1 Peter 4:12

Why the trial?

Offense is rooted in unmet expectations.

 It’s actually not strange, you’re not alone.

 The enemy likes to isolate us in our trial. He comes behind isolation with exaggeration.

 Trials could turn us into victims if we allow it.

 Change the way you see the fiery trial.

 When we don’t understand something’s purpose, abuse is inevitable. What if we could determine the purpose of a trial? What if we could glorify God in the trial?

 John 10:10 teaches us that the enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy.

 Though we walk through trials, all things are working together for our good. (Romans 8:28).

There are 5 examples shown in the Word that explain or give a purpose to trials that we endure:

1. PERSECUTIONYea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
2 Timothy 3:12‭-‬14

 Whatever God creates brings Him glory when it does what He created it to do.

 There is a position and posture that God wants your life in. That position is not depression or anxiety.

 The word says to continue in the word although, today, it is counter culture.

 Creation will always be primary, culture will always be secondary.

 If you are God’s, there will be a target on your back.

 “Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” Acts 14:22

 “Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.” Psalms 119:98

2. PLANTING

A. Good seed

 “When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.” Matthew 13:19-21

 The word you are hearing is the one that gets challenged. So if you are hearing a word on finances, often times, your finances will get challenged.

B. Bad seed

 “Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.” Hosea 10:13

 You have to recognize when you are sewing bad seed. You cannot blame the enemy for what you are reaping when you are the one who sewed it.

3. PURGING

 “Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.” Isaiah 48:10

 You can’t move cities, or churches and escape God’s jurisdiction.

 “Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.” John 15:2

 Don’t get so caught up in your present moment that you make permanent decisions to resolve temporary circumstances.

4. PROVING
“Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;” Deuteronomy 8:16

5. PRODUCING

 Trials are God’s way of producing the optimal life.

 God can use the trial as His step stool.

 “Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.” Mark 10:28‭-‬30

 If you get out of the furnace because of the trial, you miss the optimal return.

 “And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” Isaiah 35:10

 

 

Sunday, October 27th 2019 – 11:30AM Service