July 22, 2014

More Than Conquerors

It is always God's Will that we be more than conquerors in this life.  To be more than a conqueror means that we accept all that Jesus did, and now put it to work in our daily life.  The Bible teaches that Jesus conquered sin, satan, and every enemy to God and man.  Jesus was then crowned King of Kings and made the universal supreme head of the Church.  After Jesus received all authority and power, He then delegated to His Church, every Believer, the right and privilege to exercise that authority and power on earth.  So we can now say Jesus is the conqueror of all things; and, because He has delegated His authority to us, we are now more than conquerors in Him.  We are more than conquerors because we don't have to conquer sin, satan, and the curse.  We now have the authority to enforce the victory of the Lord Jesus in our lives.

Romans 8:37 says, "Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us."  When we live our lives in the Lord Jesus, nothing is too big or impossible for us to overcome.  For us to walk as more than conquerors we must apply three things to our lives.  We must have desire, decision, determination.  I encourage you to study this outline, More Than Conquerors, and let these truths transform your life.  Remember, you are already more than a conqueror.  All you need to do is to put it in action.

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More Than Conquerors

I)     The 3 D's to Being More than a Conqueror

A)    Romans 8:35-37 - All of these things come to defeat us and separate us from our fellowship with Christ.

v. 37 - It is God's Will that we overcome every attack and have victory over every battle.  To do this we must stay with Jesus and follow Him.

B)   John 5:1-9 - Three things we must do to be a conqueror.

vv. 1-5 - (Describes the conditions.)  These people came there with hope and vision of being healed.

v. 5 - (38 years) - When we have a dream the enemy will try to defeat it with environment and time.  If not careful, we let people, environment, and time affect our attitude and expectations.  We give in to our surroundings, compromise our vision and accept what we've got.

vv. 6, 7 - This man was no longer depending on his vision; he was looking for somebody else to make it happen for him.

1)    v. 6 - (will you be made whole) - #1. Desire - Do you still have that desire and passion to make your vision come true?

a)   Mark 11:24 -  What you desire is what you will pursue in faith and prayer.

b)  Proverbs 13:12 - Desire is your hope, hope feeds your faith, faith makes things happen.

Jesus first had to know if the man still had a desire to be healed.

2)   v. 8 - (Rise up, take thy bed and walk.)  #2. Decision

We have to decide that with or without anybody else we are going to believe God and make our vision happen.  You must get up, you must pray, you must decide to do it.

a)   Philippians 2:12-14 - You decide to make it happen by your faith and don't fuss about other people not helping you.  You take responsibility.

3)   v. 9 - #3. Determination - (Be determined that you are going to have it and nothing will stop you.)

a)   Hebrews 12:1-3 - Keep your eyes on Jesus and stay with it.  (Determination takes endurance.)

b)   II Timothy 1:6-7 - stir yourself, walk in faith.

July 18, 2014

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July 17, 2014

Living By Faith

Galatians 3:9,11, says "So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham." "11 But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for 'the just shall live by faith.'"  In these two verses, Paul gives us two great truths we must learn.  First, if we are to be blessed and walk in the blessings that Abraham walked in, we must have believing faith.  What is believing faith?  Believing faith is when you go beyond just knowing God's Word to embracing and acting on God's Word.  To truly believe is to be a doer and not just a hearer of the Word.

Second, you must develop a lifestyle of faith.  Faith can't just be something you do when you have a need.  Faith must become your daily way of living.  Paul said,"The just shall live by faith."  From the time we get up until we go to bed at night, we should live in the realm of faith and trust in God.  When we make faith our lifestyle we will be ready for whatever challenges life will throw at us.

Study the outline on "Living By Faith."  Put these faith principles to work in your daily life and experience the blessings the Lord has provided for you.

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Living By Faith

I)     The Life of Faith is a Process of Steps to Your Desired Goal

A) Galatians 3:11 (The just shall live by faith.) - Living is movement, if it's alive there is movement in it.

B) II Corinthians 5:7 - For we walk by faith, not by sight.

To walk you must take steps.  There are steps to faith.

II)    Three Steps to Faith that will get Us to Our Victory

1)  Romans 10:17 - All faith must be established on God's Word.

     To walk by faith our first step must begin with God's Word.  There        can be no faith without God's Word.  Faith is a product of God's              Word.

a)  Proverbs 4:20-22 (v.22) - You must find God's Word that gives you the right to have what you need.

b)  Romans 4:18 - Abraham's walk of faith began with God's promise to bless him.

Our first step of faith is to find God's promise for the blessing we desire then claim it and embrace it as ours.

2)    Mark 11:22-23 - You must believe God's promise in your heart.

v. 23 - You must believe God's Word in your heart until it becomes so real it drives doubt out of you.

a)   Romans 4:17-22 - Abraham refused to be focused on the problem.  He kept his focus on God's promise.

To believe we must spend more time with God's promise than with the problem.

3)   Mark 11:23 - You have to say it.

v. 23 - You have what you say.  You must release the blessing in your life with your words.

a)    Romans 4:20 - Abraham kept his faith strong by constantly saying and praising God for the promise.

vv. 20-22 - He conformed his attitude, words, and actions to God's Word and not the problem.

 

July 09, 2014

Continual Spiritual Refreshings

Psalm 34:19 says, "Many evils confront the [consistently] righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all."  I am often amazed when I hear Christians complaining and bewildered because something goes wrong in their life.  It seems as though the false idea of that now that you're a believer, nothing wrong or bad is ever going to happen to you.  This thought or even teaching is contrary to God's Word.  David brings out this truth and lets us know that as we set ourselves to live righteous and holy before the Lord we will face many afflictions, evils, and troubles.

I Peter 4:12 says, "Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you."  Here again we are being warned of fiery trials that will come our way.  Notice that David said tests would come to the consistently righteous and here Peter says tests come to the beloved.  This tells me that a test doesn't mean I am missing it or I've fallen into sin.  It means that my adversary, the devil, is doing all he can to discourage me and to keep me from fulfilling God's Will in my life.

So what am I to do?  The answer is in God's Word.  Psalm 34:19 also says, "...but the Lord delivers him out of them all."  Thank God that for every test the devil throws at me, God has already prepared a way for me to overcome it.  I Corinthians 10:13 says, "No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it."  No matter what you're facing today, God has already set up an escape route for you and you can be victorious.

The key now is for you to keep your heart full of faith and spiritually strong.  To do this, the Lord has prepared continual spiritual refreshings for us so we won't grow weary and faint.  So today, I encourage you to take your eyes off the test and put them on God's provision.  Set yourself to receive a fresh anointing of God's Spirit.  To help you do this, I encourage you to study the outline and listen to the message, "Continual Spiritual Refreshings."

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Continual Spiritual Refreshings

I       How to Stay Spiritually Refreshed in Troubling Times

A)    II Corinthians 4:16-18 - Every day we will face afflictions, but every day our inward man can be renewed.

Why it is important to renew our inward man.

1)    Proverbs 4:23 - Out of our heart, inward man, spring issues of life.

2)    Proverbs 20:27 - Spirit of man is the candle of the Lord.

3)    Matthew 12:35 - A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things.

vv. 17,18 - Two things to know and do to stay spiritually refreshed.

1)    v. 17 - The affliction, hard time, problem is temporary.

a)    Psalm 34:19 - Many are afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

2)    v. 18 - Get your eyes off of problems and on to God's provision.

a)    Number 21:4-9 - Many times after a great victory we will face a great test.

vv. 4-6 - The trip took longer.  They got tired and discouraged and complained.

vv. 7-9 - They repented, changed their attitude, got their eyes back on God and redemption, and got delivered.

B)    Isaiah 40:28-31 - God renews us when we turn to Him.

C)    Psalms 92:8-15 - (v.10) God will give us fresh anointing and strength.

vv. 12-15 (AMP) - We are to flourish, grow in grace, and be fruitful.

1)    Acts 3:19 - (AMP) Times of refreshing, continual refreshings are available to us from the presence of the Lord.

July 01, 2014

Praying for Our Nation

Two hundred thirty-eight years ago on July 4, 1776, Congress, comprised of all 13 United States of America, set forth the Declaration of Independence.  In writing this great declaration, they wrote down these words that should be honored and cherished by all citizens of the United States: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."

I believe this country was raised up by God to be an instrument for His works and glory.  We may not have always been a perfect country and along the way made a few mistakes.  But we have always been an honorable country.  We have stood for our principles of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.  We have been a God-fearing country and have set a standard for all nations to see that a free people with faith in God can do great things.  All Americans should be proud to be an American and stand up with pride, dignity, and a humble appreciation as we celebrate our nation's 238th Birthday on this July 4, 2014.

As a Christian, I want to call out to all Believers to respond to the Call of God to pray for our nation.  There is a great spiritual battle being waged against the very soul of our nation.  The devil would like nothing better than to destroy America from within.  There are those, unfortunately, who have bought into his lies that a Godless America would be greater than a Godly America.  This must never be.  It is time for Believers to rise up and lift up a standard against this ungodly attack that would endeavor to change our nation. We do this by letting our voice be heard in public and letting our voice be heard in prayer.  When there is no voice for right and truth, only the voices of hate and lies are heard.  May we find the passion and boldness to let our voices be heard in speaking forth righteousness, peace, and joy to all.  And may our voices be heard in Heaven as we cry out to God to forgive our sins and heal our land.

II Chronicles 7:14 says, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."  True, sincere prayer coming from a heart broken by all the ungodliness going on around it carries much influence in Heaven.  We, as Believers, can bring back the glory to our nation by turning to God in prayer and humility and asking Him to again be Lord over our land.

I Timothy 2:1-4 says, "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth."  I invite all Believers to join with me in prayer for our nation.  On this 4th of July, may we turn to God in prayer and commit ourselves to praying for our nation, our leaders, and our citizens to all have an encounter with God.  It is our time, to see our God, pour out His Spirit and send a great spiritual awakening to our nation.

I encourage you to pray this prayer I have included to release God's will in our nation.  As we come together in prayer, I believe the Lord will forgive our sins and heal our land. 

May God Bless America.

 

PRAYING FOR OUR NATION

Heavenly Father, we come again today.  We come in the Name of Jesus—not our name, not our power, not our holiness, not even our goodness—but we come in the Name of Jesus, washed in His blood, robed in His righteousness.  We come because You told us to come.  You said in Your Holy Word for us to come boldly to the throne of grace and that we may obtain help and grace to help in the time of need.  Thank You, Father.  We are exhorted in Your Word to pray, to intercede, to supplicate, and to give thanks for ALL who are in authority, that Christians—that believers—everywhere, may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

We pray for our leaders—our President, every member of Congress, the Supreme Court, the president's cabinet, everyone that's in authority—that divine wisdom, grace, and direction will be given unto them.

We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil that would try to dominate and rule in our own nation. We rise up against that darkness and those spirits and dispel the darkness. In the Name of Jesus, we command the devil to take his hand OFF the political scene of our nation. We pray for every politician, everyone that's in office, that they'll not be so concerned about politics, that they'll not be so party conscious, but that they'll be concerned about our nation as a whole—and above all, put God first.

We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil, the demons of hell that would endeavor to dominate the financial scene of our nation. We pray for the economy of our nation. We pray about the unemployed. We pray that the economy will be turned around, and everyone that wants a job will find a job, and that we will be prosperous as a whole—as a nation—to continue to carry the Gospel around the world. We command the devil and all of his cohorts: Take your hand OFF the financial scene of our nation.

We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil that would endeavor to dominate the domestic scene of our nation. We command you, Satan, and all of your cohorts to take your hand OFF the domestic scene of our nation. May there be peace. May there be tranquility. May there be understanding from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border. We sweep the air clean from demons—powers of evil that would hinder, that would dominate. We come against all forces that are wrong. In the Name of Jesus!