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                                        Persistent Prayer
Genesis 32:24 this passage of scripture is an illustration of Jacob in persistent prayer. There is a power that fills the believer as a result of persistent prayer. Notice Jacob was left along with God. The ability to shut the door on our personal responsibilities having that hour in the day or in the early morning to be left alone in a special place and time to wrestle with the angel.
Quality time in prayer is time that we set aside to be alone with God, to hear from God, to experience the presence of his spirit. We live in a day were there is very little time to do the things that really matter but we ought to set down an prioritize our schedule in such a way that there is a special time of prayerful meditation and being persistence in seeking the Lord.
When we decide to do a simple thing, a child like thing, to humble oneself and look to God. In the process of prayer we experience the presence, guidance and strength of God. If we look to God in faith we can know his protection, and the sovereignty of his rule. If Jesus had to travail in prayer than we must do the same we are not exempt from laying before the Lord in prayer. We must be persistence in this spiritual struggle.
The entire body of Christ is partakers in prayer. We must stop saying “preacher pray for me “and began to join the preacher in praying then we will see a difference. We are called to unify our efforts in prayer. It is the unity of the spirit of prayer that breaks the yoke.
Matthew 6:9 we find the manner in which Jesus instructs his disciples. “Our Father which art in heaven” deals with our relationship to God as Father. It is beautiful to know that we have a Father in heaven who hears us for we are his children. We have a Father who knows our needs even before we ask who hears us even before call. It is marvelous to know that we have a Father who desires to take his little children in his arms and hold us in his bosom. We can only know the Father by prayer. We can know God by the spirit in our hearts. The spirit of Jesus in our hearts gives us intimacy with God.
“Hallowed be thy name.” His name is Holy, righteous, deliverance, peace, love, his name is Jehovah. In his name all power in heaven and earth has been given. “Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done” The will of God is above everything. The Kingdom of God should take preeminence in our prayer lives. We should not go to God and fail to seek his will. We should seek the will of God even in the midst of suffering, and persecution.
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                                               Sacrificial Giving
True forgiveness will cost you something. God will not forgive us unless we forgive others. We cannot experience what we are unwilling to give, Matthew 18:32-35. Forgiveness is the only way to open up the channels of blessing; release the Spirit of hate, envy and strife so that the transforming power of love can flow. As we forgive with a pure heart, we can experience the joy of reconciliation. There can be no peace without the sacrifice of forgiveness.
A true sacrifice is to give to a person that cannot repay you. Your pay is in the fact that God has blessed you so that you can be a blessing to someone else, Matthew 5:44-48. It is a sacrifice to love one’s enemy. Your enemy cannot love you back. People who hate you cannot show you love. It is a great sacrifice to pray for those who despitefully use you. To pray God save them and bless their lives with goodness and mercy. “For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye?” “And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others?”
To give ourselves for others is the mark of spiritual maturity. A selfish person will never grow. When you seek great things for others great things come back to you. God is glorified whenever we sacrifice for the sake of others. Whatever you lose for the Gospel you gain for eternity, John 12:24-26. Alexander the Great World Conquer gave pacific instructions that when he died his body should be placed in the coffin in such a way that it should be seen that his hands were empty. This was done to show the world the he could take nothing with him.
The principle of the world is that a man should live for himself. The principle of Christianity is that a man should live for others. The selfish nature can be replaced by the joy of sacrifice. The rich man of Matthew 19:22 went away from Jesus with great sorrow because he loved his possessions more than God. Whatever you love more than God is your God. The rich man could not respond to the call of Jesus because of his selfish Spirit he would know sorrow instead of joy.
You are born of the qualities you give out. In giving out of love you transform the other person and yourself. “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good.” Luke 6:45. We must be willing to practice love in ministry to others. In this way we can see and experience the transforming power of God in the world in which we live.
It is a very dangerous thing to be greedy behind material things. Our desire should be for more of God, for he along is the giver of every good and perfect gift. “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.”Psalm 24:1. “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.”Haggai 2:8. “For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”Psalm 84:11. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”Matthew 6:33.
Our God bestows his grace freely upon every believer to be vessels of his Praise and Glory, to offer up our lives as a living sacrifice. With this privilege there is laid upon us a great responsibility. “To whom much is given, of him shall be much required.” Luke 12:48. Sacrificial giving is to know the grace of God and its power, as we grow in love, we can know the beauty of Sacrifice.
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                                    Growing in Holiness
In the Old Testament it was necessary for one to meet the requirements of holiness through religious rituals and ceremonial laws. Today, Jesus is our standard for Sanctification. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit” Romans 8:1. Christ is your Holiness.
To sanctify is to set oneself apart in the consecration of one’s life to God. For the purpose of being used by God as we serve others. Deut. 7:1-6 is a passage of scripture that deals with some of the particular commands of Sanctification. First of all we see that when the Lord defeated all of the other Nations he told the Israelites not to make Covenant nor show mercy to them, V2. God did not want the Israelites to be in friendship with these Nations because they would cause them to turn away from God. Any relationship that is working against your commitment to Holiness sure be given up. We should draw close to those who inspire us to live Godly lives.
It is the will of God that we live sanctified, 1 Thessalonians 4:3. Your life style is the greatest indication of your relationship with God. Our thoughts, words and deeds should speak of our love and commitment to Jesus. To reject the call of Sanctification is to reject the Lord, for the Lord has said “Be ye Holy for I am Holy”, Leviticus 11:45.
The true measure of Holiness in a person’s life can be experienced through love. This love is Holy and it cannot be self- generated. For it is the presence of Christ in you that makes one to increase and abound in love, 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13. Jesus on the inside is power to mature in love and Holiness. As we grow in love we grow in Holiness.
The need to be loved and accepted is not a sin. It is a sin to fulfill a genuine need in an ungodly way. When one desires anything or person more than God that desire will rule over you in the place of God. We must always pray that God Sanctify our desires. Satan is working to bring you into captivity through the power of sinful desire. We must not only pray but we must choose to set ourselves apart for God’s use.
Genuine Christian love is a great deal more than a feeling but it is a conscious choice to seek the good of others. This kind of love is a true witness of the indwelling Spirit of Jesus. As we grow in love we grow in Holiness. If we chose to love, God will give us by his Spirit power to love.
Sanctification is letting Jesus be Lord your life. His Spirit will guide you into righteousness that glorifies God in holiness. If we truly desire with all of our heart Holiness the Lord will lead us in the way of Holiness. It is also true, that God is not going to force Holiness upon anyone. We cannot have the privilege of such a relationship without responsibility. By the grace of our Lord we have power to grow in Holiness through love.
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The Spirit of the Word is Power
Each of us has been created with purpose and destiny. The Creator has placed within every child of God valuable gifts and talents. If we look at our God given abilities we get a revelation of the Creator’s will for our lives. God has a specific design for each of us. Through the word of God and prayer we can discover the will of God for our lives.
Let us follow God at whatever the cost and trust him for the outcome. God has promised to guide and teach the meek in his way, Psalm 25:9. A man is said to be meek when he seeks the Lord in everything. His trust is anchored in the word of God. He knows that it is in the power of God to provide all that he needs and to fill his life with peace.
Many times the word of God is a call to perform the will of God. In Exodus 4, Moses is called of God to lead Moses had many fears about his own sense of inadequacy. He fears rejection, failure and uncertainty about what God had called him to do. In Exodus 4:1 Moses is concern about rejection. He says “they will not believe me.” Moses argued with God about the people’s unwieldiness to follow him. Moses felt that his lack of ability would make him and ineffective leader.
God’s response to Moses was through a miraculous sign. God told Moses to cast his rod on the ground. At the word of the Lord Moses threw his rod on the ground, and it became a serpent. Moses started to run away but he heard the voice of God telling him to pick the serpent up by the tail, he did and the serpent became a rod in his hand.
The working of miracles is by the word of God. The staff in Moses hand is a symbol of divine power. The authority of God’s word working in the life of Moses was by the anointing of the Spirit. By the spirit of the spoken word, God would use a very ordinary man to do the extraordinary.
The word of God is the will of God. Jesus says to us “if you love me keep my word”. When we are fully persuaded that God is able to do just what he has said we will keep his word. The word of God is spirit and the word is true. If we choose to co-operate with the work of the Holy Spirit we can experience what the world cannot receive. We can know those things that are freely given to us of God, John 14:17.
God does not work in us without us. The Spirit is at work by the power of the word to reveal the will of God, to work out his plan for our lives through people and circumstances. The Spirit of the Lord is at work in us and through us for Jesus has said “ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you”, John 14:20. This relationship is the gift of God to every believer. We know that we love God because we keep his word.
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Seek the Lord
We seek the Lord daily because his thoughts and ways are not like ours. We are living creatures fashioned by the Creator. The heavens are full of his glory. We can by the word of God and prayer discover the will of God for our lives. We must daily seek to know the will of God. We seek the Lord because his word is like the rain that falls upon the earth, so that every living thing may bring forth fruit. We must have water to live. The word of God is the source of living waters; we’ll find in it all that we need to prosper.
The word of God in you is working to manifest the will of God through you, Isaiah 55:11. “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure,” Philippians 2:13.The word of God endows with power to do the will of God. The word is the seed of God planted into the heart to bring forth the fruit of righteousness. This seed is the very nature of God working in the believer a life of glory and virtue.
Now is the time to seek the Lord. If you want to receive you must be willing to ask. You’ll find whatever you are willing to seek for. If you knock, the door will be opened. If you call upon the name of the Lord you’ll find him. “The Lord is night unto all them that call upon his name.” Psalms 145:18. The Lord is nearer to you than you thing, his hears are open, and his arms are outstretched to all who call upon him. Our God never sleeps nor slumbers.
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Seek the Lord
Prayer is how we exercise our faith in God, Hebrews 11:6. We go to God in prayer with confidence in his power to supply all that we need. For God is in control of all things, he along is all knowing, nothing can escape his supreme rule. As we seek God through the word and commune with him in prayer, we discover the will of God. For our Father knows how to give good things to them that ask him, Matthew7:11.
Let us therefore trust in the fact that God is “a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Prayer is the principle way in which we seek the Lord. Life can be understood has a prayer for good or evil. We communicate to God in the life we live not only in word but in deed. We can choose to seek the will of God in all that we do or we can seek to please ourselves. The choices we make go up before God and they speak much louder than words. In this way our lives are understood to be a prayer for good or evil.
Our greatest challenge is to hear and to respond to the voice of God. The word of God is the voice of God. “All scripture is given by the inspiration of God,” 2 Timothy 3:16. The word inspiration is defined in the Greek as divine breathe of God. The breathe of God is the voice of life and power. For Jesus hath said “the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life,” John 6:63.
The prophet is pleading with the people of Israel to seek the Lord, Isaiah 55:6-7. There is a call to forsake two things, there wicked ways and there unrighteous thoughts. A man’s manner of life is determined by his thoughts; wicked behavior is the consequence of wicked thinking. The wicked can be transformed into the righteous, by the renewing of the mind in the word of God. To renew, it means to make new over and over again. Daily we seek the Lord in offering ourselves to the transforming power of the renewed mind in the word of God.
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                                    Freedom from Sin
The power of the indwelling Christ gives one the strength to withstand and overcome the trials and tribulation of life. We have this power in Christ as joint heirs by the blood of Jesus. Therefore sin shall not rule nor have power over you. We are made free from sin to serve God in holiness unto everlasting life. All of our labor in holiness is the gift of God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 6:22”But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.” A man or woman who yields their life to God, who surrender all, who give up all, who make no place in their life for sin, darkness, or ungodliness, who sanctify and make room in their heart for Jesus.. For you are his possession, you are his prize; you are created his handy work to glorify God in righteousness and true holiness.
Christ sinless life qualified him to be mediator of the New Testament. His death is payment for every sin. The death of Christ has put into affect the New Covenant with all of its blessing as well as the promise of eternal life, Hebrews 9:14-16. It was God working in Christ to reconcile man back to himself. Through the blood of his Son the spirit of God has brought freedom from sin to every believer.
The truth that God spoke became flesh and he dwelt among us. The record states that the disciples handle him and knew him in an intimate way. Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth, 1 Peter 2:22. He was not a deceiver of any kind. He spoke the words of life, and ministered. He brought to mankind a New Covenant. He put the New Covenant into effect by his death, and brought to all eternal life.
We look now for the day when Jesus shall appear a second time, not to suffer the pain of death, never again to be offered as a sacrifice for the sins of this present world. But we look to him who shall appear again to judge this world with a righteous indignation. We look to him who shall appear with healing in his wings. He shall appear to set all things right. The wicked shall cease from troubling. The weary shall be at rest. The crooked shall be made straight. Every valley shall be exalted and the glory of the Lord shall declare it and all flesh shall see it, Isaiah 40:4-5. In a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, praise and honor and glory to our Lord.
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                                    Freedom from Sin
Romans 6:1-2 is the text of the message. It is not the will of God that we continue in sin. In verse 2 we find “dead to sin”. Until death happens sin is still alive, has long has a person yields oneself to do the work of evil. This is not the plan of God that people live day by day, year after year under the bondage of sin. Jesus came and shed his blood from a cross that we might be free from sin. This is the gospel that preaches freedom from sin. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free,” John 8:32.
The freedom that comes in Christ Jesus is right now as a result of what Calvary means to every believer. Jesus has paid the ransom for sin with his own blood, that we might have freedom from its bondage and dominion. Freedom from that old taskmaster that Adam became enslaved to, as a result of what Jesus has done, we no longer have to live in sin. The work of Jesus is real, salvation is real. If anyone will repent it means to turn and go a different way. Jesus as made it possible for us an opportunity to turn from death to life, from darkness to light, from a life of misery to a life of love and righteousness in Christ Jesus.
“Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God,” Romans 5:13. The word yield means to surrender to. To stop the power of sin is to give up anything that is contrary to the word of God. To open ones heart to Jesus by giving up the life of sin. There must be complete surrender to the Lordship of Christ. Each of us must make a choice today to surrender everything to Jesus.
Many are willing to give up a certain part of their lives to God. But this is not the way to true holiness. To give God a little of your money or a little of your time is not what holiness is. All of life must be made Holy unto God. We cannot offer to God bits and pieces of life, time out for giving place to the devil by keeping a closet for sin, a nest of ungodliness as a token of the old life. When the Spirit of knowledge reveals to you what it is that God is calling for you to give up, then you ought to give it up. Because today is the day of salvation and when you hear his voice tugging and pulling at your heart harden not your heart. For today is the day of salvation, tomorrow is not promised. Satan is fighting a war of death and he desires to have you locked in your grave. But if you just heed to the master’s voice today, right now you can have life instead of death. You must dethrone and denounce sin in every way in order to know everlasting life.
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                                The New World Order
The wine of fornication is not merely physical fornication but the writer is speaking to us in regards to spiritual fornication which is unfaithfulness to God. Fornication is when one has sex outside of marriage which is unfaithfulness to the law of God, because sex is a holy act between man and a woman within marriage. Fornication is unfaithfulness to God by becoming involved in alternatives to the word of God. The great harlot comes with an alternative that is a different way to what God has shown in his word to be true. Many have looked upon this harlot and her alternative lifestyle, her pleasures which last only for a season.
Revelation 21:1 we find the new world order. It is not the kind of order that will be instituted by neither military regime of the nations nor Kings of this world. This is a new world order that was instituted on Calvary’s cross. One day long ago when Jesus shed his blood. By his blood we have received his spirit. In to his Kingdom you cannot be voted in you must be born again born of the spirit, born of the water, born of the word, born of the Lord Jesus Christ. We must receive the spirit of our Lord Jesus into our hearts the presence of God dwelling on the inside an everlasting habitation. We have received eternity into our hearts by knowing the love, joy and salvation of God.
“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away;” Revelation 21:1. We can live in this blessed assurance that one day the nations of this world will pass away. Babylon will fall in a day the city will be demised in one great moment. When we look around and see so much trouble in the land. We can look within and know that there is hope. The judgment of God is sure no evil doer will go unpunished on the day of reckoning.
There are many ways in which the systems of this world will fail you. Religious, Political, Commercial systems will fail you but the word of God will never fail you because it is impossible for God to lie. Every promise that he has made will be fulfilled when we see Jesus. Faith will no longer be hope but faith will be by sight for we shall see him just has he is. Every prayer will be answered. Every sermon will be understood. Every mystery will be open and fulfilled. When I see Jesus he will wipe away all tears from my eyes.
“There will be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” Revelation 21:4-5. Your faith must stand in the Lord Jesus for in him we have a blessed hope. For in him we can look forward to a New World Order. This present world is going to be done away whit in a twinkling of an eye. We shall appear in his likeness, glory and the unity of Christ. The bride of Christ shall stand with the bridegroom and we shall be like him in every way.
In the mist of all the trails and tribulation that we encounter we can look to the book of Revelation and there we find the plan of God. The word of God has said I am true and I am faithful, therefore we must not be fearful or doubtful but always know that God is true and faithful what he has promised he will perform.
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                                The New World Order
Revelation 18:2 “And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”We look to the book of Revelation to find God’s judgment and grace according to his plan. We find that God will judge the wicked and God will ultimately deliver the saints. In Revelation 18:2 Babylon represents the corrupt systems of the world be it religious, political or commercial. Babylon is doom to fall this is God’s judgment. We look at how the nations of the world such as the Kings and merchants of the earth have made themselves rich by whole heartily committing to a system of greed and oppression.
John gives us a vision of Babylon falling. In the day of the Lord the fall and collapse of evil as we know it the Prince of this world will come to an end. Jesus and the saints of the ages will come and put an end to this world’s system. You look at the world and think that they have it made there is so much happiness, and big spending, big names and fame. All of this is going to fall and come to an untimely end. For God along knows when the last day shall be when the trump shall sound and the dead in Christ shall rise.
Verse 3 “For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication,” The writer uses the metaphor drunk to show that the world leaders of all the nations have been overcome by the defilement of sin and corruption that Satan as instituted in the systems of the world through greed and oppression. The nations of the world have sold themselves out to the Prince of this world and have become drunk. To be drunk is to become over powered by the influence of a drug. If we look around at the world today it has been over powered by the influence of Satan and his devises.
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                                Balaam the Soothsayer
Balaam will once again seek to curse Israel by way of enchantments. God would use this evil plot to show forth his glory by letting Balaam go along with the men of Moab. God reveals to Balaam that he will speak only what God says.
God is angry with Balaam. To deliberately disobey God always puts one under the wrath of God. The judgment of God is always against sin. Has Balaam is going whit the princes the angel of the Lord stood in the way for an adversary against him, Numbers 22:22. God opened the eyes of the donkey that Balaam was riding to see the angel standing in the way with his sword drawn. The donkey turned and ran in a different direction. God will allow strange things to happen in order to open one’s eyes to the danger of sin.
God is angry with Balaam but the love of God is always greater than the wrath of God. This is why the eyes of the donkey are open to see the danger in the person of an angel with his sword drawn. Here it is that God is showing Balaam mercy through the eyes of a donkey. Balaam can repent and chose to go a different way. Divine intervention makes this possible.
God goes on to even open the mouth of the donkey so that the donkey can speak. Through this miraculous event Balaam repents, Numbers 22:34. Just has the donkey would speak by the power of God; Balaam would become an instrument in the hands of God saying only what God would allow him to say. We can praise God because the devils reach has been limited by God. No matter what it is that Satan has design against us God will turn it around for our good.
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Balaam the Soothsayer
The children of Israel are dwelling in the plains of Moab, because of victories that God hath given them. Balak the King of Moab looked out on Israel and saw that their numbers were very great. So Balak sought out the counsel of the leaders to war against Israel, Numbers 22:4. He sent messengers unto Balaam to curse the people. Who is Balaam? Some believe that Balaam is a Prophet but no were in the Book of numbers is Balaam called a Prophet. In the book of Joshua Balaam is called a soothsayer, Joshua 13:22.
The King is hiring a Soothsayer to curse the children of Israel, Numbers 22:7. Balaam will consent to this work of divination. The scripture is very clear about what Balaam is being hired to do. Right to this very day people will send you money to have you say what they want to hear. A true Prophet cannot be hired to say what you want to hear. Every Soothsayer has his price but the Man of God is not for sale.
Balaam the Soothsayer is going to attempt to curse the children of Israel but God answers Balaam with a question, “What men are these with thee”? God is pointing out to Balaam by way of a question that he is running with the wrong crowd. God goes on to say that Balaam is not to go with these men, and tells him not to curse the children of Israel for they are blessed.
Now Balaam will not be receiving the money because he sends the men back to their King without cursing the children of Israel nor would Balaam go with the messengers to meet King Balak. However, the King is determine to get the services of Balaam the Soothsayer, so he sends princes with more money and the promise of a political promotion of honor. Balaam proves that he’s in this for the money and the promotion of himself because he knows what the will of God is in respect to cursing the children of Israel, Numbers 22:18. The love of money is the root of all evil, 1 Timothy 6:10. If Balaam had true love for God that was above money or position he would not be a Soothsayer, he would be a child of God who would stand for what was right in the sight of God even unto to death.
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                         The Will of God among the Least
If we look to the love of God and not our ability to conceive or understand we will find in his strength and love complete sufficiency. The will of God is manifested in the least and among the weak. Our veal of weakness is just right for God. “The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7. God is interested in directing one’s life into a walk by faith that leads to fulfill his will. If we are directed by God the appearance of outward circumstance will not control what we do. The word of God is greater than anything we face. David appeared to be the weakest and most unlikely of all his brothers to be anointed King. Everybody looked upon David as a mere shepherd boy. But God saw in the heart of David one who would be King, 1 Samuel 16: 5-13.
God is looking at the heart. The outward is a manifestation of the inward. All things have been created by the word of God. The word of God is Spirit,” it is the spirit that quickeneth and maketh new the flesh profiteth nothing,” John 6:63. If we can connect with the regenerating power that has brought all things into being, the power that works according to the controlling purpose the will of God. If we walk in humility God will use us for his glory. We are never along for the power of God is strength that only heaven can give.
The Lord looks on the heart. It is out of a pure heart that faith comes alive. It is in the heart that one made right with God. It is in the heart that the anointing comes to break every yoke. If the heart is right and the motivation is pure God will be with us. Let us not be discouraged by our outward circumstance or controlled by the things we see. But let us be controlled by the word of God. For the word of God is greater than anything we face. His word brings to us all we need in this present world.
Remember everybody saw David as nothing more than a shepherd boy but God saw into the heart of David one who would be King. It’s not what man sees but it is what God sees, the will of God is all that matters. May the will of God be done in your life.
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                         The Will of God among the Least
Jesus put forth many mysteries that spoke of the hidden treasure that is of the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is where the will of God is manifest as supreme rule. If the will of God is first in your life, in your heart than it is there you find the kingdom of heaven. A taste of heaven has come into our lives as a result of saying yes to the will of God. We have received the spirit with power to perform the will of God therefore we can pray “thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10. The kingdom of heaven is the will of God among believers the exercise of power with authority.
God is concern about everything that touches our lives. Many times we have neglected the ministry of small things. God is concern about the smallest acts of love which are the seeds of greatness in the Kingdom of God. Matthew 13:3 –32 the Kingdom of Heaven is liken unto a mustard seed, Jesus uses the parable to unveil this mystery to unlock the hidden truths of heaven these truths upon which God himself governs the universe. Jesus speaks of the mustard seed as one of the smallest seeds of the Plant Kingdom. But in one season it grows to be the greatest of all herbs and it looks to be the size of a tree. From a seed that is the smallest of all seeds God grows to become the greatest of all herbs.
By the grace of God the most humble and obscure life can be used to manifest the kingdom of God, small acts of kindness, small projects of love, small struggles for peace and justice. Here it is that we find the mustard seeds of change. You can make a different where you are if you allow the heaven that God has brought to rule in your life through faith by the mustard seeds of change. You will see the grace of God bring to pass great things that will stand as monuments because of the act of faith, trust and obedience to the written word of God.
God has chosen to change the world through the lowly. He has chosen the foolish things to confound the wise, the weak things to confound the mighty, that no flesh should glory, 1Corinthians 1:27-29. Certainly there are limits to what we can achieve but let us not dwell on the limits of flesh and blood. We must look to the grace of God for the Master summons all that stand idle “go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you.” Matthew 20:4. We have the providence of God if we trust him for all that we need.
We are veiled in weakness but the Lord assures us through his word that he is with us. We should not worry about temporal things because our father has opened his hand and satisfied the need of every living thing, Psalm 145:16. The challenge is for us to trust God and began to act from what we have no matter how small it is we must use it even if it is a mustard seed.
Let us look at this mystery of how God as chosen to manifest himself among the least those whom the world would look upon as foolish. Jesus being equal with God became a man and humbled himself; he was obedient even unto death on a cross, Philippians 2:5-8. This may seem foolish are weak but the world is forever changed because of what Jesus as done, we can appeal to the grace of God. It is still true today that God chooses to change the world through the lowly. If we will humble ourselves has servants in the master’s hand and allow God to fashion and form our lives we will find a glory and praise that goes forth as all men see your good works and glorify the father which is in heaven.
If we look to the love of God and not our ability to conceive or understand we will find in his strength and love complete sufficiency. The will of God is manifested in the least and among the weak. Our veal of weakness is just right for God. “The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7. God is i
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                                 “Born Again”

Nicodemus is a Pharisee, a ruler of the Jews. He is one of the religious scholars of Jesus’ day. Nicodemus can very easily articulate theological law and moral virtue, but he can say nothing about the spirit. Nicodemus came to see Jesus by night to learn about this great mystery, to learn of the power to do miracles. No one was able to cause blinded eyes to open, turn water to wine, heal all manner of sickness and disease. Even the wind and the sea obey the command of Jesus.
The miracles of Jesus gave witness to the rule of God. The rule of God is the kingdom of God it is the power of God. Jesus said to Nicodemus “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” John 3:3. Nicodemus had seen Jesus do great and mighty things but Nicodemus’s Spiritual eyes would be open through a spiritual birth. Only by the spirit is it possible for a man to see and know God. Jesus made it very clear to Nicodemus before you can part-take of the Kingdom of God “you must be born again”.
Nicodemus could not understand what Jesus meant by being born again. Jesus told Nicodemus “Except a man be born of water and of spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God,” John 3:5. The water is symbolic to the word. For the word of God is like water to the soul. Water that flows from the throne of God into the depths of our being this water floods every desire and fills every need. This water is life to every thirty soul. It’s good to know that whosoever will come shall find in Jesus A fountain of living water and you can drink freely.
Jesus used the symbol of birth to be of the spirit. It is the spirit of the Lord that comes to take residence within the life of the believer. The spirit of Jesus is the abiding presence of God in power over sin, sickness and death. By the spirit we enter into the Kingdom of God to live in the power of miracles, signs and wonders. The spirit of the Lord is with us to teach all that is true, to reveal the will of God and give us power to perform it.
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It is the work of the Comforter to reprove, John 16: 8-11. The word reprove comes from the root word prove. It is the Holy Spirit at work in our hearts to make clear to all what sin, righteousness and judgment is in this present world. If we yield ourselves to the teaching of God’s word we will understand his will for our lives.
When we yield ourselves we surrender everything to the rule of God’s word. The word of God is truth to build our lives upon. The Holy Spirit lives within every believer by faith in God’s word to teach us and lead us in all that is true, John 16:13. He brings a special kind of comfort to all that we do. This comfort is in the person of the Holy Spirit. He will make it clear to us what the will of God is.
The Comforter is the spirit of truth, John 16: 13. The work of the spirit is to guide, speak and show us things to come. If we seek the spirit’s guidance as Jesus said in his word “He will guide you”, “He will show you things to come”. If we go to the book of Acts 13:2 we find certain prophets and teachers seeking direction from God through much prayer, “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them”. Acts 16:6-7 the Holy Ghost forbids Paul not to preach in Asia or Bithynia. By way of a vision Cornelius was instructed to go and meet with Peter and receive an out pouring of the Holy Ghost, Acts 10. It was through a vision Ananias was directed, by the spirit, to Paul so that he might receive his sight and be filled with the Holy Ghost, Acts 9:10-19.
We obey the word of God out of a sincere love for God. If we do what God says we bear witness of his love. The word of God is more precious than silver or gold. The word of God is the spirit of God. So, we love God has much as we love his word.
Jesus says to his disciples the father will give you “another Comforter”. Jesus was a very special comfort to the disciples in the face of every circumstance they knew that Jesus would be the answer. John 14:16 is a conversation of Jesus with his disciples in an effort to prepare them for his departure. Jesus says something very unique about the new comforter “the Comforter will abide with you forever”.
The Comforter is also called the spirit of truth. The Comforter is the person of God who not only comes from God to be with us but he is God within us. He is the ever abiding presence of God to aid the believer in wisdom and knowledge for every good work; just as the disciples turn to Jesus for everything, we to wait upon the spirit to lead us into all truth, to take complete control of our lives.
The Holy Spirit is a great source of Comfort to every believer. Jesus was about to leave his disciples and at the same time he says “I will come to you”. Jesus would forever abide with his disciples in the person of the Holy Spirit. Jesus offered himself up on a cross that we might receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. By this experience we can know God in a personal relationship in true guidance with glory and power.

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Satanic attack is aimed at the word of God. But whatever God has said will come to pass. For God is too big of a God to lie. His resources are infinite and out of his infinite resources he gives and gives. And so it is that whatever God has said will come to pass. It is a small thing for God to bring forth his word. The word that God spoke to Jesus “this is my beloved Son” Matthew 3:17, Satan will challenge with “If thou be the Son of God” Matthew 4:3. His attack is at what God has already spoken to him. It is true that for a season the word is tried. Even as Joseph was tried in the prison, Genesis 39:20, but God had his time and his purpose. From out of the prison the King called Joseph to come forth and Joseph was made a Father to Pharaoh and a governor over all of the people of land of Egypt. Joseph believed in his heart that somehow in the midst of his personal trials God was working to bring good out of evil. We do not have to fear when evil comes our way because the goodness of God is greater than the evil we suffer.
Let us look at Matthew 4:5, we find that the devil has brought Jesus to the Holy city at the top of the temple. Notice, the devil has brought Jesus to church. The devil does not care about where he tries you, even if you are in the church house. Satan will not only use a holy place but he’ll use the word of God to serve his own purposes. Satan will always come up with something contrary to the word of God. Satan will use certain scripture out of context. However, the word of God will prove itself and expose Satan’s cleverness. Jesus defeated Satan by the word of God. Each time Jesus answered with “It is written” Matthew 4:4, 7, 10.
The final temptation in this chapter is when Satan shows Jesus all the Kingdoms of the world. Satan knows better than anybody what Jesus is here to do. Jesus is here to defeat the Prince of darkness. Jesus is here to dethrone him of all of his power and his glory. Satan congers up a plan and he is suggesting to Jesus that he does not have to go to the cross. Satan wants to make a deal. And he said unto him, “All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.” Matthew 4:9. Jesus lets Satan know I’m going to worship the Lord even if it means going to the cross. I’m going to worship and serve his purpose because it is my delight to do his will.
The devil leaves Jesus but he’ll be back to test his commitment, his dedication and consecration to the will of God. When you are tested remember: the devil is defeated because of the victory we have in Jesus. We stand in the Power of our Lord his victory is our victory.

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The tempter comes to Jesus in the wilderness. The tempter came to Adam in a garden, a paradise, an oasis but Adam could not face the devil. But here we find Jesus in the wilderness. A wilderness is not an oasis it is not a place of abundance. The wilderness is a place of dyer need. It’s a place of drought. There are no trees there, no shade no life there, no running water there. It is on this territory that Satan makes his entry to try the Son of God. To try his commitment, to try the mountain top experience of Galilee to try that voice that said this is my beloved Son. He wants to try every promise and every purpose that God has ordained.
Jesus stands firmly in the face of the enemy because he stands on the word of God. We want to learn how to equip ourselves for the tempter because the test is going to come. Just as sure as the promise is going to be fulfilled, we are going to be tested. There is a prerequisite for every promise there is a conditioning process. We can stand in the grace of God and in the strength of his glory and overcome every trial.
After forty days of fasting Jesus hungred, Matthew 4:2. Satan is going to attack Jesus at his point of need which was food. The test of Satan is always at your point of need. What do you need? The test is will you move outside of God’s provision to supply that need or will you trust in the Lord in waiting for his timing. Will you orchestrate your own scheme to fulfill your need, or will you trust God to supply direction and purpose in the midst of your suffering.
Need represents suffering. Jesus is hungry and that desire is in him. But Jesus submitted his desires under the control of the word of God. It would have been an easy thing for Jesus to turn stones into bread. However, this was not what God had ordained for this time. He was led into the wilderness to be tempted. And he was led by the Spirit of God, by the word of God. Jesus submitted to this suffering, out of this suffering would come the glory of God. Out of this suffering would come the consummation of a ministry that would go on to win the world for the salvation and the emancipation of every lost Soul.
We learn from the sufferings of our Lord to align our desires and even our pain with the will of God. As we surrender all to God knowing that God in his time and purpose will meet every need. But it is important to know that the will of God is supreme, not my desires. What is God doing in my hunger, in my circumstance that will bring forth his glory? What is the will of God? The Spirit will lead and guide you but we must be willing to suffer. We must be willing to hear what the will of God is, if we are ever going to know his glory. Whatever we suffer it does not compare with the glory we have been brought into fellowship with.
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Jesus in Matthew 3:17, is being baptized by John. From Galilee to Jordan, John is baptizing. It is here that Jesus appears and John sees Jesus. John sees in Jesus the Lamb of God. The Lamb of God who comes to take our place in suffering sin and death, the Lamb of God who is the sacrifice for every sin committed past, present and future. John sees in Jesus the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world that we might have life and have it more abundantly. John sees in the eyes of Jesus, he beholds the one who would baptize every believer in the Holy Ghost and that with fire. John sees in Jesus the salvation of all mankind, the redeemer of the lost soul.
As Jesus is coming to be baptized, John feels unworthy to baptize him. But Jesus humbles himself to be baptized by John. After Jesus is baptized, he comes forth out of the water the Holy Spirit descends upon him like a dove, the heavens opens and a voice specks “This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased”, Matthew 3:17.
In chapter 4 of this narrative, Jesus at this point, is led into the wilderness to be tempted. The word tempted in the Greek means tested. For we know that God can tempt no man with evil because there is no evil in God. Evil is in our flesh, in our fallen nature, in our carnal thinking. Evil is in man but there is no evil in God. When we are tempted by temptation it is born out of our own fleshly desires. It is born out of our deceitful hearts.
To be tested is a divine appointment. To be tested of God is to be certified for a particular work, or ministry. To be tested is to go through a process that is ultimately intended to make you. Out of all of our testing we should be made better, stronger out of our trials and tribulations.
God speaks the word” this is my beloved son”, and he is led into the wilderness. All that Jesus receives on this day of great glory Satan would test. Whatever God has commissioned in your life the tempter comes to test. He will test your commitment, he will test your faith, he will test every promise that God has poured out into your life. Satan ultimately wants to test your relationship whit God, this is his target. Your born again experience is his target. Satan is the tempter but God knows just how much we can bear, the temptation as been tailored for each of us. Your trial may not be a trail for somebody else. Someone else’s trial could be something greater than you could ever bear but God knows each of us and for that reason the trail as to come through God. Certainly, it came from the devil but it had to come through God’s permission. In every trial God is whit us to provide a way of escape. The escape is his grace. We can always count on the grace of God to get us through whatever we are dealing whit. His grace is sufficient.
The tempter comes to Jesus in the wilderness. The tempter came to Adam in a garden, a paradise, an oasis but Adam could not face the devil. But here we find Jesus in the wilderness. A wilderness is not an oasis it is not a place of abundance. The wilderness is a place of dyer need. It’s a place of drought. There are no trees there, no shade no life there, no running water there. It is on this territory that Satan makes his entry to try the Son of God.

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I challenge you today to walk in love, to speak in love, to live in love, to work in love. If you do that, you will persevere through the hardships of life. If you do that after the storm as passed you’ll find yourself yet standing, because you have build upon the rock of Jesus. In Jesus there is perfect love, in Jesus there is love that the world is searching for. In Jesus, he is the love that sustains us. He is the love that gives us the power to persevere through all things. Love suffers long and is kind. Love is full of kindness, Love is full of mercy. Love is patience.
We see what love is, now let us look at what love is not. Love does not envy. Love is not puffed up. Love is humble. Love is lowly. If we look at love, we see that love has the ability to work with others. Love is the all encompassing virtue that comes to our aide when we are brought into relationship with others. Oh yes, you know how much love is in your heart when you are in relationship with another. If there is anything that brings us in contact with others it is love. Anything that separates us from others, it is the lack of love. It is the very nature of love to draw us together, Jeremiah 31:3 “with lovingkindness have I drawn thee”. There is something very attractive about love. There is not a greater witness that we can bear to the city or the world in which we live than the witness of love, the miracle of love.
Love is not selfish, love has no envy in it. There is something about two or three people together you always have the possibility for envy. I’m not talking about two or three thousand but I’m talking about just two or three together, you always have the possibility for strife. You always have the opportunity for the enemy to show up in envy, strife, vain glory, these things work to divide us. These things work to separate us even though you may be a great prophet, or teacher. Signs and wonders working through your ministry an all the giftedness to speck, if we fail to walk in love, the seeds of discord, of envy, strife an division will destroy us; will destroy us rather we are great or small.
But if we let love have its free course. Love has the ability to hold us together. Love is the foundation upon which we build, we erect our lives upon. Love brings us together. Anything that is not love will divide, tear us down. Anything that is not love will not survive the storms of life.
Love suffers long and is not selfish. It is certain that in love there is a power unlike anything man as ever known. We find that even though we have wars love is the only power that will bring peace. Men they stop warring because sooner or later somebody gets a casualty so great that they say “enough of this.” It’s only after so much death and so much killing that man sees the futility of war, and out of that futility he awakens to the fact that only death comes out of war but life comes out of peace. Life comes out of forgiveness. Life is the way of love. War and destruction is the way of death. Men over the ages have learned from there wars and for that reason wars have ceased. The wars that are yet to come, out of those wars man will learn again that peace is the way of life. For that reason men come to the table to make peace. Love, love, love is the way, there is no other way.
Out of all of our doing, do it for Jesus. Do it because you love him. There is not a greater reason; to be motivated to do good works, than love for Jesus. For the writer says” love will never fail”. 1 Corinthian 13:8 tells us that no matter what our earthly activity may be in this world one day it will pass away. It will give way to something greater. In love there is always something greater because love is the eternal quality of God that he has brought by his son Jesus, by the spirit of Jesus to come and dwell in our hearts. And he sh
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