We have recited it in private and also prayed it publicly in unison with others; we have even sung it in reverence on select Sunday mornings. It's been a familiar prayer at somber cultural events.
What was in Jesus' heart when He gave His disciples the words to "The Lord's Prayer?"
Remember, they had asked Him, "Lord, teach us to pray" (Luke 11:1). Contrary to its most typical… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 28, 2010 at 8:39am —
Revelation 1:11,12 - "Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band".
Here we see Jesus in the midst of the seven golden lamps.
The lampstands are allegorical… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 26, 2010 at 7:57am —
2 Corinthians 11:3 -- "But I fear...your minds may be corrupted from the simplicitity that is in Christ."
The problem is that we mistakenly strive for information when in reality we need revelation.
Ephesians 1:17,18 -- "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 24, 2010 at 10:02am —
Intimacy with God begins when we radically pursue Him with our whole heart. King David wrote, "When You said, 'Seek My face,' my heart said to You, 'Your face, O Lord, I shall seek'" (Psalms 27:8). God invites us in… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 22, 2010 at 11:35am —
Hebrews 10:12,14 -- But this man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God....For by one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified.
God see us with no flaw, spot or imperfection, so we honor His Word and the finished work of Jesus by saying "Amen!"
To see ourselves as being far from perfect is not modesty, but a failure to understand… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 20, 2010 at 5:12pm —
The Church will begin to take on more of a "military mentality" in the coming times. We are called to be an army, and in many ways we will start to reflect this in a much more serious and focused demeanor in the leadership and the people. There is something about conflict that does focus our senses. We have been in a war against darkness of the most desperate kind for the whole history of the Church, but not all seem to understand this or live as they would if they did understand it. This,… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 19, 2010 at 9:27pm —
Psalm 13:1 -- How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide your face from me?
Believers want to know God. God's wisdom is to let us 'taste' dryness that we might become desperate enough to seek for living water.
Many misinterpret the dryness and become so discouraged that they stop seeking God altogether and even stop attending church. But God desires that, in our… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 18, 2010 at 4:07pm —
1Peter 2:5 - Come and, like living stones, be yourselves built into a spiritual house, for a holy, dedicated, consecrated priesthood, to offer up those spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ.
Colossians 1:27 - To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you , the hope of glory.
When I realize that I am the House of God,… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 17, 2010 at 6:01pm —
As I seek You dear heavenly Father, You are equipping me to operate in the fullness of Your holy presence. The rivers will be loosed in me, toward me, for me, and through me. My intimacy and communion with You will reveal the seven fold operation of the Holy Spirit. You are uncapping the rivers of Your manifest presence: the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. You… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 16, 2010 at 10:26pm —
John 8:39 - They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you are Abraham's children, do the deeds of Abraham."
Abraham was an alien and stranger on the earth. The goal of his life was to have a place in what God was building, not men.
We are not the heirs of faith because we know that we must live by faith, but we become the heirs of faith by actually having faith, by doing the same deeds that Abraham did.
We must devote ourselves to… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 11:03am —
Luke 1:26,28 - And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee named Nazareth. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail thou art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
WHEN GOD CHOSE TO BRING THE MESSIAH THROUGH THE VIRGIN MARY, HE SENT GABRIEL THE ANGEL TO BRING THE MESSAGE. WHEN THE APOSTLE PAUL WAS ABOUT TO SUFFER SHIPWRECK, AN ANGEL OF THE LORD TOLD HIM WHAT WOULD HAPPEN. ON NUMEROUNS OCCASIONS THROUGHOUT… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:11am —
Luke 1:35 - The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the Holy One to be born will be called the Son of God.
AS MARY RECEIVED CHRIST INTO HER PHYSICAL BODY, WE HAVE RECEIVED JESUS INTO OUR SPIRITS. AS SHE BIRTHED CHRIST, OUR QUEST IS TO SEE JESUS UNFETTERED FROM THE WOMB OF OUR RELIGION ABOUT HIM. OUR DESTINY IS NOT JUST TO CARRY CHRIST INSIDE BUT TO REVEAL THE FULLNESS OF HIS GLORY IN THIS WORLD.
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:10am —
1 Samuel 17:46 - This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you into our hands.
DAVID FRAMED HIS WORLD.… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:10am —
Matthew 1:21 - And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save His people from their sins.
Of all the names that the heavenly Father could have given His Son, it is most significant that He chose the name "Jesus," for Jesus is the Greek form of "Joshua," who was the Hebrew general who led the people into warfare.
To be prepared for greater victories, we need a greater revelation of Jesus Christ; we need to see him as a Holy warrior,… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:09am —
Acts 3:6,7 - But Peter said, Silver and gold I do not have; but what I do have, that I give to you: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk! Then he took hold of the man's right hand with a firm grip and raised him up. And at once his feet and ankle bones became strong and steady.
PART OF OUR PROBLEM IS THIS: WE ARE ACCUSTOMED ONLY TO DOING THINGS FOR GOD THAT ARE NOT IMPOSSIBLE. IF GOD DOESN'T SHOW UP AND HELP US, WE CAN STILL SUCCEED.
THERE MUST BE AN ASPECT OF THE… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:08am —
John 10:4 - The gate keeper admits him, and the sheep hear his voice; he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. When he as brought them all out, he goes ahead and the sheep follow, because they know his voice.
JESUS DID NOT SAY, "MY SHEEP WILL KNOW MY BOOK." IT IS HIS VOICE THAT WE ARE TO KNOW. WHY THE DISTINCTION? BECAUSE ANYONE CAN KNOW THE BIBLE AS A BOOK - THE DEVIL HIMSELF KNOWS AND QUOTES THE SCRIPTURES. BUT ONLY THOSE WHOSE LIVES ARE DEPENDENT ON THE PERSON OF THE… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:07am —
Matthew 16:6 -- "Watch out! Jesus warned them. 'Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.'"
Ephesians 1:17 -- "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him."
The Pharisees emphasized knowledge over revelation and their blatant disregard for God's voice. Of all the people that Jesus encountered, His harshest statements were toware the Pharisees and Sadducees. He called… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:06am —
Romans 12:2 - "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is -- His good, pleasing and perfect will."
THE PLACE WHERE JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED WAS CALLED "GOLGOTHA", WHICH MEANT "PLACE OF THE SKULL". IF I WILL BE EFFECTIVE IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE, THE FIRST FIELD OF CONFLICT WHERE I MUST LEARN WARFARE IS THE BATTLEGROUND OF THE MIND; IE. THE "PLACE OF… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:06am —
1 John 4:17 - As He is, so are we in this world.
AT THE AZUZA STREET REVIVAL, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED TO EXTINGUISH A BLAZE, ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT THE PEOPLE INSIDE WERE WORSHIPING JESUS. WATER COULDN'T PUT IT OUT AS IT WAS NOT A NATURAL FIRE.
IF THE FATHER FILLED THE OLD TESTAMENT HOUSES WITH HIS GLORY, THOUGH THEY WERE BUILT BY HUMAN HANDS, HOW MUCH MORE WILL HE FILL THE PLACE THAT HE BUILDS WITH HIS OWN HANDS! HE IS BUILDING US INTO HIS ETERNAL DWELLING… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:05am —
A. DEVOTIONAL STUDY (To be used in teaching)
Go directly to the Blble and read over a few times the portion to be taught. Then try answering the following questions:
1. What does this portion teach about God the Father...the Son...the Holy Spirit?
2. What does it teach about man?
3. Are there any warnings to heed?
4. Are there any commands to obey?
5. Are there any promises to claim by faith?
When completing this… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:04am —