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Believing for the impossible

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 — No Comments

Knowing His Voice

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

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Different Spiritual Posture

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

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Place of the Skull

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."



Observation



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

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An un-natural Fire

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 — No Comments

Bible Study Techniques

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 — No Comments

Stepping Into Resurrection Life

Luke 24:1-3 - Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.



Observation



TRULY, ITS TIME FOR ME TO STOP LOOKING FOR THE LIVING AMONG THE DEAD. IT'S TIME FOR ME TO STOP WANDERING AROUND IN THE CEMETERY OF SIN, SICKNESS, AND FAILURE AND… Continue

Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:03am — No Comments

Snared, Trapped & Caught

Matthew 12:37 - For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.



Affirmations



Today!...I make up my mind that I'm going to speak life to my situations and circumstances. I am going to the word of God to find out what He has to say about me and my situation, and I'm going to say what He says.



Today!...I curse the wrong words I've spoken over my life and begin to speak the words of life I'm supposed to… Continue

Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:02am — No Comments

Discipling The Body of Christ

2 Corinthians 5:18Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,



2 Corinthians 4:1,4,6,7,10,11Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart 4in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 6For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,”… Continue

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Pulling Virtue Out Of The Holy Spirit

Psalm 5:3 -- 'In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.'



Hearing from God is living with expectation toward Him because expectation places a demand on the Holy Spirit. We should live with expectation toward God twenty-four hours a day, for He abides within us at all times.



God does talk. He is speaking continually. Christians need to develop their receivers (their human spirits) which will enable them to… Continue

Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:01am — No Comments

Demonically Induced Pattern

2 Corinthians 10:4 - The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to tear down strongholds.





Wherever a stronghold exists, it is a deomonically induced pattern of thinking. Specifically it is a "House made of thoughts" which has become a dwelling place for satanic activity. The strongholds upon which demons relay consists of our own thoughts, attitudes, and opinions which are in agreement with evil.



The… Continue

Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Who Told You?

Genesis 3:11 - And He said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?



By taking the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they found a source of the knowledge of right and wrong outside of God. This can be identified as the principle of reasoning.

They no longer needed the wisdom of God; They could govern themselves according to their sense of right and wrong. This is why God questioned them "who… Continue

Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 8:58am — No Comments

Seven Places Jesus Shed His Blood - 4

Leviticus 16:14,19 - Before the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger SEVEN times.....Then he shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger SEVEN times, cleanse it, and consecrate it.



The fourth place Jesus' blood was shed was from His hands, where the soldiers pounded spikes to nail Him to the cross.



Genesis 1:26 - Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion of the fish of the sea, over… Continue

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Insensitivity To Spiritual Things

Hebrews 5:11 - Concerning this we have much to say which is hard to explain, since you have become dull in your (spiritual) hearing and sluggish (even slothful in achieving spiritual insight).



They were not in need of hearing aids; rather their inward man had digressed to become insensitive to spiritual things.

The Holy Spirit does not communicate to our head but to our spirit. You can be a believer for years and not develop your spirit.

Scripture tells us that John the… Continue

Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 8:57am — No Comments

Be Not Dismayed

Joshua 1:9 - Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.



BY FAR THE GREATEST GIFT EVER RECEIVED BY US IS THE HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF. THOSE WHO DISCOVER THE VALUE OF HIS PRESENCE ENTER REALMS OF INTIMACY WITH GOD NEVER PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED POSSIBLE. OUT OF THIS VITAL RELATIONSHIP ARISES A MINISTRY OF POWER THAT FORMERLY WAS ONLY A DREAM. THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE BECOMES POSSIBLE… Continue

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Releasing God

1 Corinthians 13:4,5 - Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful.



When I release love into a situation, I have released God into it -- Jesus becomes responsible for it's success.



Affirmation



I release love every moment into every situation, every prayer and every thought until it totally consumes my life. It will strengthen me and cast out every… Continue

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Paying The Price

Psalm 42:1 - As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.



WE NEGLECT TO PAY THE PRICE FOR THE PRESENCE OF GOD AND WIND UP WANDERING AROUND IN A WILDERNESS OF OUR OWN MAKING, BEING PURSUED BY SATAN.

EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH TOTAL ABANDONMENT, TOTAL SURRENDER AND TOTAL HUNGER FOR THE LIVING CHRIST - NOT THE THINGS HE GIVES OR IMPARTS, BUT CHRIST AND CHRIST ALONE.



Psalm 63:1 - O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul… Continue

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Confession unto Faith

Romans 10:9 - If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.



Confession without any faith in the heart is powerless; it's useless.



What if I don't believe in my heart? Should I still confess the Word of God?



Yes, because with my lips, I can make confessions unto faith. In other words, as I say God's word over and over again, faith can be built in my heart where before there wasn't… Continue

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Blowing the lid of limitations

Matthew 28:19 - 'Go ye therefore, and disciple all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."



Jesus has called us to live extreme lives as history makers who live in constant increase as we go about transforming the world for His glory and His kingdom -- just as He did!



John 17:21,22 - "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou… Continue

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What influence am I living under?

Psalm 119:105,111 - Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.



The attitude of those who live FROM the triumph of Christ is different than those who live under the influence of their past.



The only part of the past that we have legal acces to is the testimony of the Lord. The rest is dead, buried, forgotten, and covered under the blood. The past should have no… Continue

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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 a stranger on the earth. The goal of his life was to have a place in what God…Continue

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