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The Weekly Word
There's a new move the Spirit of God which is about the hit the body of Christ. There will be such a supernatural move in the church which all shall behold. Unholiness shall an the glory the Lord shall forth these day of my deliverance saith the Lord. The Lord God is saying to everyone within the body to repent an return to their first. And to the angel of the church in Sardis; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the Seven.
When the Lord God created you and me He did so with the divine idea for us to rule the earth with Him. Now, I don't know about you. But, I've always had an idea deep down within me I was born for supernatural greatness here in this present world system, as well as, that which is to come. So I took my lead from the Word of God after I was saved accepting the purpose God had called me from my mothers womb for. Today, I'm living out my divine calling as a evangelist speaking into the lives of millions around the world. Remember, you were created for ruler-ship
This could only be possible with the manifest help of the Spirit of God which covers my faith life in Christ Jesus, the Lord of lord's and the King of king's. Having said that I want to encourage everyone whom God is pulling at deep down within your heart. Calling you into a deeper personal relationship with Himself today. Allow the abiding presence of the Holy Ghost to dwell richly within you causing you to be changed into another man or woman in Christ Jesus. If you'll allow yourself to be overcome with God's divine keeping power. You'll be amazed at the things He'll (Jesus Christ) enables you to do as His called out member in the body of Christ. Remember, you were created for ruler-ship.
Look, it really doesn't take a lots to allow the Spirit of God to work in every area of your personal and family life. Jesus will give you all the help needed to carry His Word to other around you. Therefore, don't put off any longer what you know deep down inside of yourself you should be doing for the Kingdom of God. Just something to bless and motivate you on today. God bless.
After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased (John 6:1-2)
Isn't always a amazing thing to witness the power of the Lord God at work in the life of those here within this present sphere of life? It seems people are always awed by signs and wonders. Yet most of these individuals will always follow after the signs an not the giver of the signs. It seems that signs were not the most important to them seeing the signs are not what they truly sought after anyway. Here we witness the miracles of, Jesus Christ, the healing of the diseased. We're told of the great multitude of people which followed after him, but, it wasn't for the miracles which he had preformed. This we'll learn more about as we go deeper into this message.
We learn that after He, Jesus Christ, had performed this miracle many follow him. He, Jesus, had his disciples with him as he performed the miracles of healing them with diseases. The Word of God says; After this, Jesus, went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples (John 6:3). Wow! Do you see what the Lord Jesus Christ was doing as his disciples followed along with Him? Yes, that's right. He was giving them on the job training in the area of healing the sick. They were learning how the do as, Jesus, was doing as he preformed the supernatural miracle of healing the diseases of the those in His presence. The Passover was near doing this time of Jesus's miracle of healing those with diseases. And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh (John 6:4).
A Supernatural Teaching About A Miracles Feast
When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto Him, He saith unto Philip, Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove or (test) him - Philip: for he himself knew what he would do. I believe, Philip, know it was going to take the help of the, Lord Jesus Christ, to get this miracle done. Look at what, Philip, states; Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. But look at what another one the disciples states; This disciples name is, Andrew. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
These two disciples had enough understanding to know they of themselves needed farther insight into the problem of feeding the multitude. Now look what takes place next. And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would (John 6:5-12)
At this point I'll leave room for you to read further on in this amazing chapter of the Word of God. Just to see if you can see why the people followed the Lord Jesus Christ as they did. I think you're going to be really amazed to find the people didn't follow after the Lord Jesus Christ for anything other than food. Therefore, continue the reading of the Word of God here in this awesome chapter of the Word of God - Johns gospel chapter six. God bless.
The Lord God Is Always On Time
The Lord God is the God of more than enough an He knows everything need in our life.
The Calamity Of The Wick
Read today's Psalm an then read the following post. We can learn a lot from gaining a better understanding of things information listed within the pages of the Word of God. Please be very prayerful as you read through this ministry post. Believing for your best life now in Jesus' name. God bless.
12. The wicked plot against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth. 13. The Lord laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming. 14. The wicked how drawn the sword and bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to slay those who are of upright conduct. 15. Their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. 16. A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked. 17. For the arms of the wick shall be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous. 18. The Lord knows the days of the upright. and their inheritance shall be forever. 19. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied
What Is Coming? Get Ready
Greetings! Wow! What a time we're living in right now people. There are some things taking place around the world which are truly eye opening. We're witnessing the Word of God being fulfilled right before our very eyes as this short message is being typed out to you. But, there's a mighty holy word from the Lord God for such a time such as this which we're now living in people.
Prepare Yourself For What Is To Come
There's nothing that can save those who've turn their back upon the divine mandate of the Lord God concerning His holy Word. Each of us have been warned of those things which are about to come upon this present dark world system. Within the very pages of the Word of God can be found everything needed; in order, to live through the dark things which are about to come upon this present evil world system.
What you do to be prepared? Here's your answer as can be found within the pages of God's holy Word. I would encourage you to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your very own persona; Lord and Savior. See, John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10; Jeremiah 29:11.
The Lord God is Your True Source
It's a face we cannot outdo the Lord God in our giving here within this present sphere of life. He's the only true source of real giving as we walk through this present dark sphere of life. This what's birthed of the Spirit of God by way of the divine Fruit of Spirit. A reading of the Word of God in the book of Galatians 5:22-23. If there's one things for sure, it's that we cannot go wrong with the Word of God as our source.
But, after receiving the instruction of the Word of God we've got to be willing to live a lifestyle of holy obedience. If we live in the Spirit. let us also walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:25). I'm so thankful the Lord God saved for a lifestyle which was in total rebellion against all He desired for my life. I now know He's my total source for all things pertaining to this present life, as well as, that which is to come.
Today, you too can make the decision to live a lifestyle of godly obedience. You too could learn to walk in total obedience with the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Word of God Is a Sure Guild
The Bible was designed to be a blessed guide to all who wise to become acquainted with the will of their Maker. God gave to men the sure word of prophecy, angels and even Christ Himself came to make known to Daniel and John the things that must shortly come to pass. Those important matters that concern our salvation were not left involved in mystery.
They were not revealed in such a way as to perplex and mislead the honest seeker after truth. Said the Lord by the prophet Habakkuk: "Write the vision, make it pain .... that he may run that readeth it. The Word of God is pain to all who will study it with a prayerful heart. Every truly honest soul will come to the light of truth. "Light is sown for the righteous." Psalm 97:11. And no church can advance in holiness unless it's members are earnestly seeking for truth as for hid treasure.
Divine Revealing Statement - Five Important Things You should know
1. God, who is Himself Truth and speaks truth only, has inspired Holy Scripture in order thereby to reveal Himself to lost mankind through Jesus Christ as Creator and Lord, Redeemer and Judge. Holy Scripture is God's witness to Himself.
2. Holy Scripture, being God's own Word, written by men prepared and superintended by His Spirit, is of infallible divine authority in all matters upon which it touches: it is to be believed, as God's instruction, in all that it affirms: obeyed, as God's command, in all that it requires; embraced, as God's pledge, in all that it promises.
3. The Holy Spirit, Scripture's divine Author, both authenticates it to us by His inward witness and opens our minds to understand its meaning.
4. Being wholly and verbally God-given, Scripture is without error or fault in all its teaching, no less in what it states about God's acts in creation, about the events of world history, and about its own literary origins under God, than in its witness to God's saving grace in individual lives.
5. The authority of Scripture is inescapably impaired if this total divine inerrancy is in any way limited or disregarded, or made relative to a view of truth contrary to the Bible's own; and such lapses bring serious loss to both the individual and the Church.
Gaining a deep understanding of what and why we each need to daily study of the Word of God is a important subject. Therefore, we study doctrine to discover the truth of things and what they mean. Second, we need doctrine to deliver us from sin and hell. We find God's way of salvation by understanding and embracing sound doctrine. Third, we need doctrine to defend against Satan's lies. If a skilled liar is telling all sorts of falsehoods, we need to know what the truth is, or we'll be fooled and misled. Fourth, we need to study doctrine so that we can better delight in God's glory and give him the honor he deserves. Doctrine helps us to know God better and to adore him more.
1. Discover truth and meaning
Most people say they believe in God. But what God? Who is God? What is God like? Doctrine helps us discover what it means to believe in the true and living God.
Jesus died on a cross. All Christians believe this. But so what? Countless other people were also crucified during the time of the Roman Empire. How is Jesus' death any different? Why does Jesus' death matter more than those others? We need doctrine in order to discover the deeper truth about the purposes of Jesus' death.
The gospel is the power of God for salvation. But what is the gospel? What is salvation? To discover gospel truth, and to learn what salvation means, we must study sound doctrine.
2. Deliver from sin and hell
Doctrine is a matter of life and death. Bible-based doctrine shows how to be delivered from sin and hell. "Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers” (1 Timothy 4:16) There is a lot at stake! Good doctrine is key for your own salvation and the salvation of your hearers: family members, people you work with, members of a Bible study, people in a church that you lead.
Bad doctrine leads to hell. Jesus said, "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are” (Matthew 23:15). With false doctrine, you might be eager to make new followers and get them to join your group, but you don't know the truth of Christ or the way of salvation. With false doctrine, if you succeed in making a follower, you just make him into a son of hell like you are. Those are tough words, but they come from the the Son of God Himself.
In order to be delivered from sin and hell and to help others be delivered from sin and hell, we must learn sound doctrine and guard it closely.
3. Defend against Satan's lies
Satan is a counterfeiter, a liar and the father of lies. Satan will come with all kinds of clever deceptions, so we need to have sound doctrine to defend against his falsehoods. "The Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the doctrines of demons” (1 Timothy 4:1). Today it's common to say, "All religions are true. Whatever you believe will work for you. All religions lead to the same God.” But that's a lie. Doctrines that contradict the Bible are not merely alternate opinions from nice people; false doctrines come through the influence of deceitful demons. To recognize and reject the doctrines of demons, we must be well versed in the God-given doctrines of the Bible.
In studying true doctrine, we also look at false doctrines that have arisen during the history of the church. Remember, Satan believes in recycling: he takes a lie that worked centuries ago, and he uses it again and again. When people are doctrinally ignorant or don't know the history of doctrine, they can be fooled by a lie that sounds good to them and seems like a new insight. But in reality it's just an old lie of Satan that the church exposed and rejected long ago.
We need sound doctrine to defend against the devil. "An elder must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it” (Titus 1:9). The devil is real. His fallen angels who work with him are real. Teachers who deceive others are real. Sound doctrine defends us against them.
4. Delight in God's glory
A fourth reason to study doctrine is to delight in God's glory. Scripture reveals "the sound doctrine that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God” (1 Timothy 1:9). A more literal translation of the original Greek wording would be "the healthy teaching that matches the good news of the glory of the happy God.” What a great view of doctrine! It's healthy teaching, and it matches up with the good news of the glory of the happy God. If you want to be happy in God's happiness, then study some doctrine, some healthy teaching. I don't blame you if you don't want to study dry, boring books full of empty theories. But not all doctrine is dry. When you study healthy doctrine, you get living, vibrant good news of the glory of the happy God.
When we study doctrine, we need a good starting point. The Westminster Shorter Catechism begins by asking, "What is the chief end of man?” What's it all about? Why do we exist? The answer: "The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” John Piper puts it this way: "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” All doctrine flows out of this understanding that humans are here to glorify God and to delight in him.
The Heidelberg Catechism gives a great starting point for doctrine in its first question and answer.
What is your only comfort in life and death?
That I am not my own, but belong--body and soul, in life and in death--to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven: in fact, all things must work together for my salvation. Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me whole-heartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.
That is a heartfelt expression of faith and a statement loaded with great doctrine.
When doctrinal viewpoints differ, it's helpful to ask: Which approach makes me smaller and God bigger? Which approach makes me bigger and God smaller? Usually the better doctrine is the one that exalts God over me. The Heidelberg Catechism says my only comfort is that I'm not my own. I belong to Jesus. It's not all about me or what I've done. It's all about Jesus, the Father, and the Holy Spirit, and what the Lord does to save, protect, and lead me. This is doctrine that magnifies God, not me. Likewise, the Westminster Shorter Catechism says humanity's main purpose is to glorify and enjoy God. God is the point. Any time you are evaluating a doctrine, ask yourself: Does it make me bigger and God smaller, or me smaller and God bigger? That's a quick test of doctrine.
In summary, why study doctrine? Because of its 4-D impact. First, to discover the truth and what it means. Second, to deliver ourselves and others from sin and hell. Third, to defend against Satan's lies. And fourth, to delight in God's glory, to revel in him, to enjoy Him now and look forward to enjoying him forever. As you study doctrine, I pray that God will bless you as you walk with him and feast on his truth.