Fri, May 16th - 11:51AM
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
G2390: Heal, meaning:
I.to cure, heal
II.to make whole
A.to free from errors and sins, to bring about (one's) salvation.
NOTE: IT IS FALSE TO CLAIM THAT PHYSICAL HEALING IS AUTOMATIC IN THE ATONEMENT. THEREFORE IT IS WRONG TO CONDEMN CHRISTIANS FOR HAVING ILLNESSES. THE ATONEMENT GIVES THE ONLY KIND OF HEALING THAT WILL LAST FOR ALL ETERNITY, HEALING FROM SIN AND BRINGING SALVATION TO ALL WHO BELIEVE.
Christians can, and should be encouraged to pray for physical healing, but it is up to God to grant or not. It is time for us to stop blaming brothers and sisters who do not get healed. Instead we must comfort and encourage them to remain strong in faith and trust, that what God allows, He will grant strength to endure. God has ordained that at some point, our physical bodies will die of some cause whether accident, or illness or old age. We need to stop making an idol of our bodies, and spreading the lie of divine health, where one never suffers any illness etc. to the body. We must focus on serving the Lord in and out of season, to the best of our ability.
G859: deliverance meaning:
I. release from bondage or imprisonment
II. forgiveness or pardon, of sins (letting them go as if they had never been committed), remission of the penalty
G2352 bruised, meaning: to break, break in pieces, shatter, smite through.
The Bible is clear Jesus Christ is preaching that He alone is the cure for the human race. Lord Jesus Christ did not come to preach a psychological gospel of the human race as being “terminally broken and hurting” as some are doing today in error. Some have, in error, substituted the mind sciences for the Messiah. This doctrine states the problem of the human race is that they are “permanently broken and hurting”, and for this reason there is no cure other than to tend to their wounds in a place called “the church”, where they can at least receive some sympathy which will perhaps act as a band aid for their deep emotional wounds.
This is a devilish doctrine, straight from Satan, which also perverts the church into a mere physical building only like a hospital, and not the people of God the true church. This blasphemous doctrine also promotes the error that Christians are victims of their sin nature and therefore can be expected to sin and do sin. Therefore, no one can be held accountable for their acts of sin, because they cannot help but sin. It also denies regeneration and indwelling of the Holy Spirit of all believers through Jesus Christ. It falsely portrays the Christian as merely covered by Jesus, so that when God looks at the Christian He only sees Jesus, instead of the dirty evil hearted person hidden as he is covered by the Lord.
The truth is that every Christian is INDWELT BY THE HOLY SPIRIT AND REGENERATED INTO A NEW HOLY CREATURE IN CHRIST JESUS.
Some might say “shhhh, don’t say that word as the cause-you will turn people off and chase them away.” Others might say, hush, don’t say that word, cause you might make people angry or feel condemned, even guilty!”.
But I must say that word; in fact we all must say that word: SIN!!
The problem of the human race is sin. Sin, breaks, impoverishes, blinds, bruises and holds mankind in captivity. Jesus Christ came to save sinners and set them free from sin.
Jesus Christ came to save and deliver us from the kingdom of sin and the devil. Those who have been redeemed have been made whole and set at liberty.
God through His Son forgives the sins of all believers. True Christians willingly, and obediently crucify the flesh with its affections and lusts, therefore sin shall not have dominion over them.
Some might say” I am a Christian, does God care that after I believe, that I have emotional scars and pain?” The answer is that not only does God care, but He will meet all of His children at the point of their needs. We have a mighty Saviour who not only delivers us to the uttermost, but also loves us with eternal love.
Mat 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Pray with me brethren. Lord Jesus we come to you, because you said even command that we do so in prayer with all of our cares and concerns. Lord Jesus, because it is impossible for you to lie, we know that we can absolutely trust in you and your word correctly understood and lived. Lord Jesus we humble ourselves under your mighty hand, and lay down the heavy burdens that have been too much for us to carry. Lord, we thank you that we never had to carry them, and we are never alone in them. In faith we rest upon the certainty of your love and counsel of peace. Thank you for your love that you bestow upon us by your mercy and grace. You never leave us broken, but continually strengthen us in you, we receive your help and release in these trials. We love you Lord, because you first loved us. With hearts full of gratitude and love, we thank you for we know you always hear us, and your help is sure. Amen.
Now that we have prayed, let us take time to listen for our Lord’s guidance and direction.
Then search the scriptures to confirm that what you have received is in line with the word, in order to act upon them in love, faith, and truth.
1Pe 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Wed, May 7th - 9:17PM
DOUBTING GOD IS O.K., NOT!
We can all use wisdom. If we feel we lack it all we have to do is ask God. How wonderful, we can expect God to keep His promises, because it is IMPOSSIBLE for God to lie. Yet some teach that it is good to doubt God, and that God is accepting of our doubts about Him.
This teaching is some of the rubbish that is being brought into the body by the ignorant and even heretics. It is never O.K. to insult the truthfulness of God in any manner whatsoever. In fact God has a lot to say about those who pray or ask in doubt:
Jas. 1: 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
THE CURE FOR DOUBT IS COMPLETE FAITH IN GOD
Brothers and sisters would you join me in this prayer: Lord we trust in you without doubt, because it is IMPOSSIBLE for you to lie. Father we reject anyone and anything in our minds, hearts, and lives, that attempt to cast doubt on you in any manner whatsoever. Lord Jesus we rest in the final, finished, and complete truth of your word and work now and forever. Thank you God for rooting us in the foundation of Jesus Christ, who loves us and has enjoined us together forever in your kingdom; through the power of His might. AMEN.
Pray continually with all kinds of prayers to Lord Jesus, for He hears the prayers of the righteous.
1Pe 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
Sun, May 4th - 6:00PM
OH YES WE CAN! VS OH NO WE CAN'T!
It would be truly bizarre to brainwash an army to think that they were helpless, broken and hurting people, and send them out to fight an enemy and actually expect them to win.
I cannot imagine anyone raising their children up to think of themselves as helpless, and unable to control their thoughts, feelings and actions all because of “brokenness”, and expect them to have any kind of success in life or relationships.
No, brethren, I believe truly rational caring persons would want to build up an army by teaching them solid fighting skills, and knowledge of how to defeat every known tactic of the enemy. A true fighting army would be built up to be confident and grounded in the truths that they would willingly fight and die for.
Beloveds, I believe that good parents would instill their children with the certainty that they are loved, worth loving, and can love others. Such parents would ensure their children’s success in living and relationships through sound principles and values taught as much by example as word.
Thank God for the multitudes of righteous overseers in the body of Christ that are busy building up the body as the family of God and as God’s army. Brothers and sisters we know that even after we are saved through faith in Jesus Christ that we still carry more than a little damage, and garbage we learned in the world. We also arrive with more than a few defects in personal character, that must be challenged, changed and left behind.
While it is true God accepts us where we are, there is no biblical commands to stay as we are. Being saved ought to be a time of great joy and excitement and on-going growth in grace.
How is it we have rogue gurus who have risen amongst the people of God who wilfully strive to hinder christian growth by trying to brainwash them to accept themselves as “broken” or suffering from “brokenness”. This dangerous doctrine of the rogue gurus poisons, and stunts the growth of hapless Christians. This is why we must go to God’s love letter the Bible and discover who we truly are from our real Father, and turn away from tricksters who lie on God. When anyone lies on God you know there is no bottom as to how low they will go.
Pray with me brothers and sisters: Lord, you are not ashamed or angry with us although you know ALL of our inadequacies, problems in our characters, uncertainties and times when we lack confidence, and even times when we feel sad and yes even helpless and don't do our best for you. Yet, even so Father, our hope is always rooted in you to help us grow up and onward in your Son Jesus Christ. Lord it is through you we push through walls and daily fight the good fight of faith to please you and be an example of your goodness upon the earth. Because you love us and put your Holy Spirit in us to both will and to do we cower not but run well armed to the battle of challenge and change to reflect your will and image more and more out of love for you.
Phl 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Sun, May 4th - 4:56AM
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
2Co 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
1Jo 3:20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 21Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
Holy brethren, I pray that none of us will neglect self-examination or be afraid of it. Self-examination is not a mindless fault finding expedition. It has nothing to do with self-condemnation or punishment. It is not about beating up one’s self, living in sack cloth and going about the streets crying “unclean, unclean”. It is not about gathering a crowd, telling all who will listen, or broadcasting on the media what a bad person we are.
When we obey Lord Jesus Christ’s command to actively look at our own faults we will have His help, the Holy Spirit will be with us and God will be well pleased with us. Jesus Christ will reward us by taking away our spiritual blindness to our own faults. God will give us who humbly appraise ourselves hindsight, insight and foresight, with godly discretion and wisdom on many levels.
Self-examination then is coming humbly, personally to our high priest Jesus Christ, and taking a truthful inventory of ourselves under His truth. This is between us and our Lord Jesus. What we find out about ourselves may be disappointing, painful and unpleasant at first. Nevertheless the point is that our Father will greatly help us in the transformation process of our lives and walk to reflect His image more and more.
Through overcoming our own faults, God makes us able, effective teachers to serve and help others do the same. Self-examination is a vital, God commanded task for every believer. No one who refuses self-examination can serve effectively to teach others, because they are the blind leading the blind. But praise God, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who takes away our spiritual blindness to walk in His everlasting truth. Helping people without hypocrisy is God’s way for us to truly help one another and even ourselves.
Saints (G40 hagios), We should never be ashamed that we have faults, we all need to grow, and this is a work in progress that we deal with things as we become aware of them through self- examination.
Beloveds pray with me: Lord we thank you that you will never cast us away or turn us away when we reveal things in ourselves that does not honor you. Lord Jesus we know that you saw these things even before we were aware of them and have made provision for us to overcome them by your power. Lord we actively turn from the things that displease you in thought, and deed. Out of love for you Lord who first loved us, we pray that you will help us daily to do your will above our own. Amen
Jhn 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
Fri, May 2nd - 7:04AM
HAVE CONFIDENCE IN GOD
God is our Rock, in a world rapidly descending away from any semblance of morality and justice. We find the boundaries of humanity pushed more and more towards the edge of inhumanity and depravity. The rules seem to be no rules at all.
But thanks to God, because of our Lord Jesus Christ we remain unmovable and unshakable.
God is our everlasting and unchanging foundation. We are not surprised by what we see happening in this world.
Jhn 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and my Father are one.
The word eternal means: aiōnios- without end, never to cease, everlasting. We cannot fail to notice the extreme emphasis of Lord Jesus Christ, the life He gives to us He does not turn around and take away. He gives absolute assurance that the eternal life He gives absolutely to us will NEVER perish.
Christians never have to fear that Jesus Christ will leave them, for it is IMPOSSIBLE for God to lie. We are not left on our own, for our Triune God is with and in us to help and keep us.
Heb 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
In these last days God is still in control as He has always been and always will be. He never fails, I have read the end of the story and God has already won.
Brothers and sisters say it with me: Lord Jesus thank you that you will never leave me nor forsake me. Lord I boldly say that because you are my helper I absolutely will not fear what man shall do unto me.
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