Isaiah 66:2 - To this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
THE HEBREW WORD FOR LOOK IS "NABAT" WHICH MEANS TO REGARD, PAY ATTENTION TO, OR TO ESTEEM.
THE ONE WHO GETS GOD'S FAVORABLE ATTENTION IS POOR OR HUMBLE. HUMILITY IS NOT BEING WEAK, WIMPY OR SPINELESS. IN FACT OFTEN THE TRULY HUMBLE…
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A. Ask God to Soften Their Hearts
Ezekiel 11:19 - "And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh..."
Pray for the condition of their hearts to change.
B. Spirit of…Continue
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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…Continue
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Joshua 1:8 - "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success."
One of the definitions for the Hebrew word "meditate" is "to mutter." Meditating involves repeating the words God has said out loud.…Continue
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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 exercise,…Continue
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John 17:16,17 -- They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Life, as we perceive it, is based upon whatever network of thoughts and opinions we are currently allowing to govern our souls
On the Other Hand, God defines reality as the "truth" found in His word.…Continue
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False foundations, paradigms, illegitimate structures, systems, and limitations must bow to the Father's Kingdom. His Kingdom is perpetually coming to earth, and one day will fill the earth in Father's glory, as the water covers the sea. The Kingdom of God is within us and, whether we are noticing it or not, will continue to break through on earth as it is in Heaven. The shaking must happen, and yet those who desire to live in His inheritance that Christ paid for…Continue
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Philippians 3:7-9 - But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake fo Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him.
AT SOME POINT I HAVE TO CEASE BEING A SPIRITUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA (THAT IS, COLLECTING MORE…Continue
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WE ARE CALLED TO SERVE GOD. REGARDLESS OF OUR JOB OR CAREER, WE ARE CALLED TO FULL-TIME CHRISTIAN SERVICE.
1 Peter 2:9 - You were chosen to tell about the excellent qualities of God, who called you.
Romans 7:4 - Now you belong to Him who was raised from the dead in order that we might be useful in the service of…Continue
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2 Corinthians 10:4 -- For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.
A stronghold is a satanic force that starts as a thought, then lays its foundation in a person's mind, builds itself up and makes its abode there.
You can't simply cast down a stronghold as you would cast down an evil thought…Continue
1 Samuel 3:1 -- "In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions."
If Eli could not hear from God, the people would not receive messages from Him.
The only words that we receive that are of help to people are words from God. If we don't spend time listening
to Him, then we will receive not words by…
Luke 23:44-46 - By now it was about midday and a darkness fell over the whole land, whch lasted until three in the afternoon; the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus gave a loud cry and said, 'Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit'; and with these words he died.
When the veil of self cloaks our hearts, our perceptions are stained by the basic…Continue
A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree. (Proverbs 11:28)
For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank of angels--everthing got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him. (Colossians 1:16)
Jesus said, "Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself,…Continue
Mark 9:23 -- "What do you mean, 'If you can'? said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes.
Faith is having a knowing on the inside. Faith knows you are healed even when you don't feel it yet.
Faith knows you're safe even when tragedy happens nearby. Faith knows you have peace even when everyone around you is afraid.…Continue
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1 Peter 2:9 -- "For you have been chosen by God Himself -- you are priests of the King, you are holy and pure, you are God's very own -- all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light."
We know we are a priesthood, chosen by God, possessed by God, holy like God and royal to God. We have immediate access to Him and we don't need a human priest as…Continue
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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…Continue
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When we made Jesus the Lord of our life, we were reborn from death to life. First John 5:1 says, "Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God." Being born of God entitles us to citizenship in the kingdom of God. In Luke 12:32, Jesus said, "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Fathers's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. "We don't own a part…Continue
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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…Continue
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1 Corinthians 2:9 - Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.
CREATIVE ART IS PRODUCED BY THE SOUL (MIND, WILL, AND EMOTIONS) AND CAN ALSO BE CALLED IMAGINATIVE ART. CREATIVE ART CAN CHANGE A PERSON FOR THE SHORT-TERM, BUT IT HAS NO LONG-TERM EFFECT ON ITS VIEWERS. SPIRITUAL ART FLOWS FROM OUR SPIRIT'S…Continue
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Isaiah 40:29,31 - He givethe power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Psalm 46:10 - Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
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