Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Perfect Seven In Spiritual Warfare

Rom 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.


2Co 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

2Co 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

2Co 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;


Greek word for-we are more than conquerors..

G5245
ὑπερνικάω
hupernikaō
hoop-er-nik-ah'-o
From G5228 and G3528; to vanquish beyond, that is, gain a decisive victory: - more than conquer.


G3528
νικάω
nikaō
nik-ah'-o
From G3529; to subdue (literally or figuratively): - conquer, overcome, prevail, get the victory.


G3529
νίκη
nikē
nee'-kay
Apparently a primary word; conquest (abstractly), that is, (figuratively) the means of success: - victory.

1.Weapons

2.Warfare

3.Mighty

4. Pulling Down Strong Holds

5. Gain a decisive victory

6.Overcome

7. Get the Victory

We are given 7 descriptive words in our text and the Greek.

1. Weapons; We are called to war, thus we are not sent out as sheep among wolves without weapons. These are Spiritual weapons, not of flesh, more powerful, Prayer and the word, Heaven and Earth will pass away , but the holy word of the lord will never pass away. This is an eternal weapon, not just now. It is so powerful many do not grasp it, many do not know how to use it, 'you have not , because you ask not', many do not understand just how powerful these weapons of holy mass destruction are. Men laugh, we pray, they scoff, we read and are given strength to take down their arguments and imaginations, captive unto the obedience of Christ. The wisdom of the wise is foolishness to God, we get the last laugh and praise.

2. Warfare; This means war, lit. in spirit, we are at war today it is far beyond world war 3, it is the battle of the ages, since the risen Christ arose. Paul said, 'I know the power of the resurrection'. The mighty force God used to raise Jesus, this is the same power in war we are given, do you fully understand this an atom bomb is nothing, it can not raise the dead, it can only kill. The Devil can not create anything, he only tries to Kill, steal and destroy what our good lord made. Our rule of engagement is the word, prayer, praise and holiness, obedient in the faith. We are mountain climbers on a mission, no true mountain climber ever wants to get off of the mountain. It is rugged, hard, spiritual and soon in flesh, bloody, it is a clear call to take up spiritual arms and go to the battle front, in warfare.

3. Mighty; We go into this battle with might and power the world knows nothing about. Men of the flesh do not understand spiritual things, the god of this world has them blind. This might is over coming, pure, righteous, Holy, powerful. It is might that only the spirit can give us , for spiritual battle. Mighty to save, proclaim his name to day, and stand your ground. WHY?

4. These weapons, this war , we have might, to Pull down strong holds. Strong holds are strong, it takes prayer, fasting, seeking the lord F.T. it takes co-operating with the Holy Spirit, in Jesus name the strong man is bound, caste out, and we today have the greatest opportunity in history to let the world see our God still speaks, he still moves mountains, he still forgives, he still performs acts of random kindness,( ARK) he still moves nature at his will, throws down a kingdom and raises up another. This display of the spiritual for his glory, brings him glory. It is the battle of all ages and we are in it today. We can right now, in Jesus name, with his power and authority, cast all these walls down, we are the ones called to war. We have all we need, let us use it today and see the walls of Jericho’s fall down.

5. When we do this, we see a decisive victory, not a partial one, but a very decisive one, that will have men dumb founded, our God still prepares a table for us , right in the midst of our enemies. His provision, power, weapons, love, decisive they all are, planned they all are, so let us engage in this holy battle today, or we will not taste the out come, and it is glorious, it is powerful, it is mighty, it is ....Christ Jesus our Hope and Glory!

6. Many have been overcome, rather than over come'rs, it should not be this way, we must use the top 5 things listed, we must put on our armor, the sword, the shield the helmet of salvation that protects our minds in a fear stricken generation, they are looking for answers, and the true Believer has them. Open your mouth, and He will fill it, separate the profain form the holy, and you will be his spokesperson, his mouth, his eyes, his feet, his eyes, you will be like our captain, the only one we want to emulate in this battle. He suffered in the Garden, he was obedient to death, he was hung on a cross, and he rose again, that is the Christian walk and that is...

7. Getting the victory, in its fullness. The ultimate fulfilling of this holy battle will never end , until the last day of the seven year tribulation, but today there is a war, today it increases, so today it calls for action. This call to action is not to be feared, if you understand this message, how could you ever fear spiritual warfare, and battles again, you can not, is not possible, if you truly, truly get this message, you reader, will stand as a humble, but mighty ambassador of Christ. You will one day get the crown of righteousness, the crown that we fight to obtain. It can not be taken unless we give it up, it can not be stolen, unless we open the door, it is eternal, and it is now.

Reader, the battle is raging, what are you doing to stand your ground?
Use the given perfect seven in daily spiritual battle.



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Biblical Management Principles-By Henry Dolly Student B. of Min.

I got my first apple, and an orange from this beloved brother, in the mentoring Program also. Good student, Christian and man of God, It is a virtual fruits but its an on line college LOL. Dr Dan Abaldo Dean

Biblical Management Principles

To Dr. Dan Abaldo Dean

Truth and Mercy Institute For Advanced Ministry Studies

By Henry Dolly Student B. of Min.

Introduction:

To aspire to leadership is an honorable ambition. (I Timothy 3:1) The greatest example of leadership we have is the Lord Jesus Christ. Leadership is the process of accomplishing God's purposes and plans through proper use of human, material, and spiritual resources. To be a leader is a great responsibility. We must teach, love, guide and care for the people that follow us. We must promote and expand the gospel to all people. We must live a holy life and be great examples of God's word and his truth. We must be great managers and leaders of the church. God anoints us to leadership. And the Holy Spirit equips us with gifts to fulfill what God has for us to do.

1. How leaders should guide others and be anointed of God:

Good management skills are important, to be successful, you have to have a purpose and a plan that is inline with God's plan. You need to know where you are going and why you are going so you can communicate it to others and guide them. If you have and give good direction, there will be no confusion in any situation. Making spur of the moment decisions or deciding things on your own will only cause problems. Decisions will shape the destiny of your ministry. You need to make good decisions with the guidance of God. We have to have priorities, strategies and plans for the future. This helps us to manage funds, material possessions, people and spiritual gifts for the work of God's kingdom. If we do, then when urgent matters arise, we can will not be taken off guard and just react to the situation. We will be able to consult with God, move forwards from the crisis and be in harmony with his will and intent. When God opens a door we need to walk through and face any challenge. That door might not be open long and when it closes, it might not open again. Managers have two gifts that are important, leadership and administration. A person with good administration skills can direct, organize and make sound decisions on the behalf of others. A person with good leadership can set plans and goals inline with God's purpose and motivate others to accomplish them for the glory of God. These two gifts work well together.


 The most important thing for leaders is to be anointed by the Holy Spirit. Without the anointing of God you cannot effectively lead, organize, mobilize, or evangelize. You do not experience the anointing by being ordained by an organization or denomination. The anointing for leadership comes from God. God does not anoint on the basis of intelligence, education, experience, abilities or outward appearance. It is based on the attitude of the heart. God anoints people to specific spiritual offices, positions, and callings. God gives different spiritual gifts and callings to believers. You must know your personal calling of God, your spiritual gifts, and your specific purpose in God's plan in order to walk in the anointing of the Holy Spirit. A lot of leaders fail because they do not recognize this fact. They try to perform ministries to which they have neither been called or anointed. The anointing is given to leaders to enable them to fulfill God's purposes. The anointing gives you the wisdom to lead others instead of needing to be led. As a leader, you must experience the priestly anointing of holiness and be set apart for the service of God. You must live in harmony with God's Word. The anointing destroys the spiritual yokes which bind the men and women that you minister to.

 These yokes will not be destroyed by education, counseling, or organization. They will be destroyed by the anointing of God by spiritual leaders who know how to bring the message of deliverance to those in bondage. Anointing by God for leadership is more important than education, talents, and experience. A leader has to have vision. He has to know his purpose in God's plan, be able to hear God's voice and know God's will and purposes. Vision allows a leader to look towards the future and believe God for great things ahead. He should be dependable, loyal, thorough, always striving for excellence in the work of God. When all the facts are presented, he must have the ability to make a swift and clear decision. He needs a sense of humor, to be able to see the funny side of things to help with difficult situations. He needs to have courage, not be fearful, when he is faced with opposition from Satan or man. He must be creative and original, open to be inspired by the Holy Spirit to new ways of doing things and new ideas. God's ways and our ways are usually much different. Leaders must develop a humble, compassionate, serving spirit and lead like a shepherd. 

There is no such thing as a self-made leader. Becoming leader can only be done by allowing the power of the Holy Spirit to work in your life. We must lead like a servant. Leading like a servant is what Jesus did. A servant is one who serves others in humbleness, dedication, and love. The power of servant-hood is that it humbles a person to the point that he can be used by God. As a Christian leader, you are under the authority of God. In order to serve, Jesus became obedient to the father. Yield all of these things to God and humble yourself. Humbling yourself is something you do, not something God does. When you become a servant it is no longer your will, but God's will. Human wisdom is not sufficient to make good decisions and lead others. You must have wisdom from God to be a successful leader.

2. The characteristics and fruits of a good leader:

There are four basic requirements for all good leaders. They must be born again, be a true believer in Jesus Christ. Be baptized in the Holy Spirit so they will be a powerful witness of God. Be called and be anointed to be a leader. Be spiritually mature, having a good personal relationship with the Lord including good prayer and Bible study habits. They should be showing fruits of the spirit. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are for power. The fruit of the Holy Spirit is for character. Spiritual fruit is evidence of spiritual maturity. Just as fruit takes time to develop in the natural world, spiritual fruit takes time to develop. It is the product of natural growth in the life of the Spirit. As leaders we need to have all the fruits of the spirit. We need to have gentleness, not strife or fighting towards others. We need to have goodness in our minds and hearts. We need to have meekness as we are disciplining people. We should show temperance in all we do. Have longsuffering as we deal with various situations. 


We should have peace as we work through trials, this will shut out confusion and give us victory. Have faith in God and his provisions. But above all we must do every thing in love. God is love and love works all things. There are five special leadership gifts or positions that work together in the ministry of the church. They are Apostle, they spread the gospel to new areas and start new churches. The evangelist preaches the gospel to unbelievers to make converts to expand the church. The prophet conveys special messages from god to the church through inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Teachers give instruction beyond what the evangelist provides, they lead people into spiritual maturity and train the faithful ones that are capable, to go forth to teach others. Pastors take on long term care and leading of the church. 

These positions where established for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry and for the edifying of the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:12) Other leadership positions within the church are elders, deacons and bishops. Their purpose is to assist those with special gifts of leadership. Man selects elders, deacons, and bishops, but those with the special leadership gifts are set in the church by God. Bishops and Elders should be above reproach, have self control, be hospitable and be able to teach. They should be patient, just and loving, whet dealing with others. They need to be stable in sound doctrine and be faithful to God. Deacons should be respected and be of good character, beyond reproach. Every believer also has a function in the church. Each believer has at least one spiritual gift that equips them to fulfill their function within the body of Christ. There are other gifts the Holy Spirit gives to believers. Such as speaking gifts: prophecy, teaching, exhortation, word of wisdom, and word of knowledge. Or of serving gifts: serving, helps, leadership, administration, giving, showing mercy, discerning of spirits, faith, and hospitality. And of sign gifts: Tongues, interpretation of tongues, miracles, and healings. All these individual gifts work together to fulfill God's will within the church. A leader must be able to guide and help others to mature spiritually. Be able to teach faithful followers sound doctrine. He must train followers so they will be able to teach others. He must be able to delegate authority and responsibility to accomplish the plans that are put into action. He must guide and help followers to develop their spiritual gifts and talents to serve others. He must teach them the importance of servitude. All believers are stewards of certain resources given by God.

Conclusion:

The main requirement of a leader is that they are faithful: Anointing by God for leadership is more important than education, talents, and experience. Leaders are not made by oneself or by another person. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, (Galatians 1:15). When we enter into this position, we must remember we are representatives of God and his Kingdom. We must be faithful, loving, giving and obedient. We must lead through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and through love.. His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. All the glory goes to God.

References:

The Holy Bible

Biblical Management Principles – Harvest time International Institute


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So November 2014 (9)

I just saw this and wanted to post it, ironic , read post below. I do not watch news as said, I had no idea the snow was this bad, the serious freeze broke 1000 records in USA, and more, but the snow and cold wow.
Well...it is still 2014, the lord gave a prophecy concerning the winter of 2014, now we see that word is still being seen before our eyes, amazing.
I had to post this, prophecy in the news, or weather. I do not see any meteorites as the Luke 21 signs in the sky, dismiss that, nor some of the EQ's but about floods and things wow, and the USA snow, 2014 , snow, we were told and it is back hard.

Note I was reading on space .com I think, maybe Nasa's site, the planets in our solar system are having storms on them that has scientists baffled, never before storms like this have ever been seen and they do not know why, so it is not just earth having extreme storm's , beloved we are in strange days, end of days .
Be awake , if this cold, snow keeps up, as I think 2015 will be much, much worse, it is foretasted to be less snow, Farmers almanac, Hmmm. I do not agree, not with this already going on. Ca where I am, has been colder at night than last year, think we will see some freezing this winter .I look one time a year at the farmers almanac as I am still trying to plant herbs, still no luck, this wind, sand no way, I must build a scrap wood one and I see this as the only way I will ever be able to grow herbs, in pots in this area, learning, must adapt to where ever you are, know your area, and adapt to it, the Indians did, animals do, we must do like wise.


The Rude Awakening That Does Not have To Be Rude

Psa 108:1 A Song or Psalm of David. O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

Psa 108:2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

Hebrew , I myself Will Awake, Note ( Myself not in the Hebrew text)

H5782

עוּר
ûr
oor
A primitive root (rather identical with H5783 through the idea of opening the eyes); to wake (literally or figuratively): - (a-) wake (-n, up), lift up (self), X master, raise (up), stir up (self).

H5783

עוּר
ûr
oor
A primitive root; to (be) bare: - be made naked.

The Wake Up Call. We have heard so many people say, me included, " Wake Up" as in the prophecy, " The sleeping Bride" The video " Wake Up Church", No I will not post it for the 100th time, but is fitting.

The Lord has been saying for years, " My people wake up, wake up, Judgment is coming”, " Before that , many years ago it was, “Repent or else”, we are now in, the or else, because the main Christian body did not wake up. If my people... we are far beyond that .

This message is different, it is a different way of looking at the same truth to wake up the Christian.

What is it like to wake up? What happens? When you woke up, if you did, what was it like?

It can be a tad alarming at first, the norm is, " Where have I been, what was I thinking, how far I fell, how deceived I was"..etc. Waking up is also something some people do great in the Am, others, like me when I wake up it takes a day or two to do so. LOL. I am one of those, see me in an hour, we are all different. My wife, she jumps up, gets a shower and on with her day Asap, me.....well....See me in an hour after I gain my Christian composer .

It is like that spiritually, some wake up fast, some slow, but it matters not. It can also be for some a little scary.

If you were in a false teaching, a false denomination and came out, you woke up and all you learned was wrong, you felt angry, you felt lied to, ashamed, thus the Hebrew word, same spelling naked. You felt naked, now what do you do.

I had this happen to me after the lord showed me the truth about the timing of the catching away, 30 years , traveling, preaching, teaching, the normal church belief of a pre-trib rapture, when I was woke up, the holy spirit taught me for almost a year. I was angry, I was mad at Hal Lindsey, I know him by the way, serious, I mean I can not just call, it was many years ago, but we had a few face to face talks. He was instrumental in my theology.

I woke up, as many are, I see by posts to the truth of a post trib rapture. Many still are waiting and waiting, as America is going down like, the titanic, waiting for the life boats that are not coming. It saddens my soul, so many great Christian people, preachers, teachers, sound doctrine preaching this false hope.

I see almost everyday, someone had a vision, dream, prophecy, the rapture is coming on a date, or around a time frame. This false hope, I had. I was woken up, and I was unable to think, read the word, I lost my joy, waking up, whatever it is for you, is not a pleasant experience, some times.

Your sound a sleep, there is 3 feet of snow out side, the alarm clock goes off, your warm in bed, its freezing, you are tiered and just want to stay in bed and kill the alarm clock, correct. You have to get up, maybe make your java, get ready, get awake and go out and shovel 3 feet of snow, than drive down a road that is so poorly plowed you wonder if you will make it to work alive.

I have lived in cold, snowy places, man I remember well. I was in R.I. during the great blizzard of I think 1978 wow, I was from Ca St, I saw snow as a young person on my grandparents and great grand parents farm in Iowa, I saw it in the 60's in Detroit where my dad was from, I noticed not a lot of snow than, I remember the streets for months were covered with blue ice, never 100% plowed up, it could not be. I never saw people lit. getting around with Ice Skates before, correct Sue M. LOL.

I saw snow on youth camping trips in the Nevada mountains, but 78, the year I moved to R.I. it came, some remember, the worse snow storm in history. I was baptized into R.I. snow, pot holes, angry people, drinking to much Dunkin Donuts coffee, and saying, " Buddy, forget about it". Then the snow of all snow came, welcome to the East cost, what on earth did I do. I wanted to fly right back to Clovis Ca. wow.

That was a rude awakening , as was my first year in hostile territory, I mean I was shocked, where in the.... was I....LOL.

So Waking up, is hard to do, it is painful, it is needed, and so most people simply, by choice, decide not to wake up.

The end of the psalm is what we are to awake to, and fully understand.

Psa 108:11 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?

Psa 108:12 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

Psa 108:13 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

The last verse , 13, is the key, faith, waking up to 100% reliance on God , not man, and hoping for his favor in battle now, and the ones coming. Wake up to victory, but wake up. It is far past the time that the trumpet was blast, it has been years since that alarm clock has been screaming, and yet, many are drones, dead people walking, wake up, your going the wrong way, you have been lied to, wake up, wake up, please wake up. Your darn alarm clock is keeping me up. LOL.

Listen, please do not let me fall asleep, I to must keep fully awake and forge ahead with my duty and call, as....the night time watchmen.

Lit. I am typing this at 3:30 am.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Peace-An Interesting Look At This Word , And The O.T. Peace Offering

Lev 3:1 And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd; whether it be a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD.

Lev 3:2 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.

Lev 3:3 And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,

JFB:

Leviticus 3:1

Lev_3:1-17. The peace offerings of the herd.

if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering — “Peace” being used in Scripture to denote prosperity and happiness generally, a peace offering was a voluntary tribute of gratitude for health or other benefits. In this view it was eucharistic, being a token of thanksgiving for benefits already received, or it was sometimes votive, presented in prayer for benefits wished for in the future.

of the herd — This kind of offering being of a festive character, either male or female, if without blemish, might be used, as both of them were equally good for food, and, if the circumstances of the offerer allowed it, it might be a calf.


BI;

A sacrifice of peace-offering.

The peace-offering
The word peace in the language of the Scriptures, has a shade of meaning not commonly attached to it in ordinary use. With most persons it signifies a cessation of hostilities, harmonious agreement, tranquility, the absence of disturbance.
But in the Scriptures it means more. Its predominant import there is, prosperity, welfare, joy, happiness.

The original Hebrew word includes both these meanings. The old Greek version renders it by terms which signify a sacrificial feast of salvation. We may, therefore, confidently take the peace-offering as a joyous festival, a solemn sacrificial banqueting, illustrative of the peace and joy which flows to believers from the atoning work of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our sanctification through His blood and Spirit. Religion is not a thing of gloom, but of gladness.

I. The peace-offering was a bloody offering. Everything in Christian life, justification and sanctification, the forgiveness of our sins, and the acceptableness of our services, our hopes, and our spiritual festivities, run back into Christ’s vicarious sufferings, as their fountain and foundation. This is the center from which all Christian doctrine, and all Christian experience, radiates, and into which it ultimately resolves itself. Without this, Christianity dwindles down into a cold and powerless morality, with no warming mysteries, no animating sublimities, no melting affections, no transforming potency. Without this, the soul languishes like a plant excluded from the sunshine, or flourishes only in its own disgrace. If we would have a feast of fat things, the provision must come from the altar of immolation.

II. The peace-offering comes after the meat-offering. We must present the “fine flour” of our best affections, and the fresh firstfruits of uncorrupted obedience, before we can come to feast upon the rich provisions of the altar. We mast surrender ourselves to God, and give up to Him in a “covenant of salt” before we can taste of the “peace-offering,” or be happy in the Lord.

III. The peace-offering was so arranged that the most inward, the most tender, and the most marrow part of the sacrifice became the Lord’s part. The inner fat of the animal, the kidneys, the caul of the liver, and, if a sheep, the great fatty outward appendage, were to be burned on the altar, a sweet savor unto the Lord. God must be remembered in all our joys. Especially when we come to praise and enjoy Him, and to appropriate to our hearts the glad provisions of His mercy, must we come offering to Him the inmost, tenderest, and richest of our soul’s attributes. It was thus that Jesus was made a peace-offering for us. And as He devoted every rich thought, every strong emotion, for us, we must now send back the same to Him without stint or tarnish. We may love our friends; but we must love Christ more. We may feel for those united to us in the bonds of domestic life; but we must feel still more for Jesus and His Church. We may be moved with earthly passions; but the profoundest and best of all our emotions must be given to the Lord. The fat, the kidneys, and the most tender and marrowy parts are His.

IV. The peace-offerings were sacrifices of gratitude and praise—a species of joyous, thankful banqueting s. When the Jew came to make a peace-offering, it was with his heart moved and his thoughts filled with some distinguished mercy. The true Christian has been the subject of wonderful favors. He has had deliverance wrought for him, to which he may ever refer with joyful recollection. He considers the length, and breadth, and depth, and height of that love which thus interposed for his rescue—the mighty woes which the Lord endured for him—the secure ground upon which he now stands in Christ Jesus—and his soul overflows with tremulous gladness. He is melted, and yet is full of delight. He is solemnly joyous. What to say or do he hardly knows. He weeps, and yet exults while he weeps. The whole thing to him becomes a feast of profoundly solemn joy, in which he would gladly have all the world to participate.

V. But the feasting of the peace-offering was on sacred food. The people might have feasts at home, and have other banquets; but they were not peace-offerings. And so the Christian may have feasts and viands apart from the sacred food furnished directly from Christ. There is much virtuous enjoyment in this world of a merely secular sort, from none of which does Christianity exclude us. But all these are mere home-feasts on common viands. The food that was eaten in the joyous feast of the peace-offering fell from the altar. It was holy. No defiled person or stranger was allowed to touch it or to partake of it. And so, superadded to the common joys of ordinary life, the Christian has a feast with which the stranger dare not meddle—a feast of fat things, of which the pure only, can taste—a banquet of holy food proceeding directly from the altar at which His sacrifice was made. Let us briefly review some of the faithful Christian’s peculiar joys. Let us follow him a little into the sources of his consolation, and see of what sort his feast is.

1. First of all is the great and cheering conviction of his heart that there is a God; that the universe is not an orphan, but has a righteous, almighty, and loving Father, who sees all, and provides for all, and takes care of all.

2. The next is the joyous light that shines upon him from God’s revelation, relieving his native perplexities, comforting his heart, filling him with pleasant wisdom, and kindling radiance along all his path. Here the riddle of life is explained to him, his duty made plain, and his conscience put to rest.

3. Along with these are the gifts and graces of a present redemption.

4. And beyond all present experiences, he is authorized to look forward to still higher and greater things in the future, (J. A. Seiss, D. D.)

It was around 1am, I was getting ready to spark up E-sword again for the night, I read Meyers Devotion, and The Random Verse, after I re- started it, I do this if it's a Chapter of Names.( LOL ) In This I had a confirmation.

Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.



I got up in the mid afternoon, boy this having to use the internet 3erd shift over a year and a half, is not always easy, but I am the night watchmen, LOL. I got up the next day, mid afternoon, as said, Opened E-Sword and the text above came up, Peace. It was a different insight, and this was the third confirmation. When the lord does this I know he has something he wants to get deep in the heart. Meyers Devotion Today, I read in early am. As said.

November 24

THE GOD OF PEACE

"Now the God of Peace be with you all."-- Rom_15:33.
"Having made peace through the blood of His Cross."-- Col_1:20.

WE ALL need Peace! There are sources of Peace which are common to all men. The peace of a happy home; of an increasing business and enlarging influence; of the respect and love of our fellows. As a man is conscious of these, he is inclined to say with Job, "I shall die in my nest." We can all understand a peace like that; but there is a "peace that passeth understanding." It is too deep for words. It is like the pillowed depths of the ocean, which are undisturbed by the passing storm. Here is a sufferer, almost always in acute pain, and needing constant attention, and yet so happy. Joy and Peace, like guardian angels, sit by that bedside; and Hope, not blindfolded, touches all the strings of the lyre, and sheds sunshine,--how do you account for it? Let the sceptic and the scoffer answer! Here is a peace that passes understanding which comes from the God of Peace.

For the Christian soul there is a silver lining in every cloud; a blue patch in the darkest sky; a turn in the longest lane; a mountain view which shall compensate the steepest ascent. Wait on the Lord, and keep His way, and He shall exalt thee to inherit the land. The thing impossible shall be; because all things are possible to God.

The peace of God is the peace of the Divine Nature---the very tranquillity which prevails in the heart of the God of Peace. It was of this that Jesus spoke when He said, "My peace I give unto you"; for His own being was filled and blessed with it during His earthly career. "The Lord of Peace Himself give you peace always."

There are three things against which we must ever be on our guard lest they rob us of our peace. First, unconfessed sin; second, worry; third, the permission of an unrebuked selfish principle. The Apostle says, "Let the Peace of God rule in your hearts." The Greek word means arbitrate. Let God's Peace act as umpire.
We shall not escape life's discipline. We may expect to abound here, and to be abased there. But amid all, God's Peace, like a white-winged sentinel angel, shall come down to garrison our heart with its affections, and our mind with its thoughts.

PRAYER
I humbly ask, O God, that Thy Peace may be the garrison of my heart and mind; that it may ever rule within me, asserting itself over the tumultuous passions that arise within. And out of this Peace may I arise to serve Thee. AMEN.

I love when the lord confirms his word, with his word, no doubt it is the lord. Peace. I say so often in these hard times, his true saints are not to fear and have peace, so what was the lord saying to me, and maybe to some of you.

Sometimes I am still so amazed at salvation, how the lord could forgive me, and even give me peace, the one that surpasses all understanding. It is even hard to believe at times, for me, maybe not you, bit for me this is true.

The O.T. text shed some new light on this Peace. It was as we read in JFB:

If his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering — “Peace” being used in Scripture to denote prosperity and happiness generally, a peace offering was a voluntary tribute of gratitude for health or other benefits. In this view it was eucharistic, being a token of thanksgiving for benefits already received, or it was sometimes votive, presented in prayer for benefits wished for in the future.

That is what hit me. The difference between the Pascal lamb, the type of Christ, this Peace offering also a type of Christ. Pascal lamb, salvation, Peace offering, free will peace, without blemish, and willingly given. Jesus gave up his body willingly. It was for his Joy he did so, and he did it for you and me. This is where we would have the heart to offer a sacrifice of joy and thanksgiving, because the God of Peace-Jehovah Shalom did first.

We see in the free will offering, the character of our lord, a certain provision that comes with salvation, a revelation of his Character and we are to do the same offering, free will, and in Joy. BI, said it well, as I underlined, with out this real feeling of a warm peace, we are dead, dull, and this the lord does not want.

The second part that stuck out was,

...or it was sometimes votive, presented in prayer for benefits wished for in the future.

That is hope, faith. We can rest all our hope, faith, and trust on the lord of peace, and when we pray it is in faith. We may be in need, we may be hurting, but this is where the fire comes in, trial by fire, just as the peace offering, the best part was set on fire to the lord, giving the lord our very best.

To some, this may seem a simple insight, it is hard to put in writing what this has done for me and taught me.

Peace is not a simple, shallow word said on holidays, or a hello, good bye, it is very deep. We should never take an attributive-character of Jehovah lightly, It is revelation.

This is a revelation of the many facets of Peace, may we learn this today, and apply it to our walk with the lord, and our fellow man.

The Gospel Diamond again, Peace, it is, by Fire, our trails, it is free will, it is happiness, because some good thing happened, the joy can always be found in Joy of our salvation, so we always have at least one thing to be joyful and thankful for. This is also one sided, a false peace, lift up hands in Church, sing, smile , go home, no peace?

Real peace has to go through some Holy Fire, it must face the Giants, it must trust, it must be full of faith.

The thing I am trying to say is, During the holiday coming up, we will see on cards, gifts, bill boards etc..Peace on Earth and Good will to all men, correct. Many times this is said, Christmas songs sang, or feast of lights, but if legalistic, or once a year religious observation, what kind of Peace is this? The one we see on cards, Peace....who wrote it, were they even save, the one who bought it and gave it, are they saved, the one who got it?

This is a commercial generic peace, like a child who gets a new bike under the tree, or a women a diamond. 'The gift that keeps giving, is Jesus and the Gospel diamond'.

Peace, this is powerful, overlooked, over used, in the wrong sense, it should be, can be, taken by faith, even when you feel you have no peace.

I end this message with the Verse in Jer. Again, a verse we all know, read it again, let it sink very deep, and believe it.

Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Not Seeing Judas, But The Father.

That is a great opening title, Meyer not me, ( Not Joyce LOL. ) as you will read, but what the message I have for you from this

Joh 18:6 As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

Meyer:

John 18:1-11

Jesus Accepts His Suffering

Joh_18:1-11

Our Lord went forth from the city and across the brook Cedron to Gethsemane, but not for the purpose of concealment, as Joh_18:2 clearly shows. How characteristic it was that He should meet the band and ask that He should be taken, while the disciples should be permitted to escape! Was not this what He was ever doing-meeting peril, temptation, and death, that the great company whom He was bringing to glory might be saved? What meekness and majesty are here! Meekness-that He should subject Himself to the binding thong; majesty-that He should be able to use the unspeakable name of God-I AM, for the word “He”is not in the Greek.

The cup probably referred to the anguish caused to His holy nature in being numbered with the transgressors, and bearing the sin of many. There was much in it from which His spirit recoiled, but He chose to do the will of God, however the flesh might start and shrink. Let us ever take the cups of life’s pain and sorrow direct from the hand of God, not seeing Judas, but the Father.

JFB;

John 18:6

As soon then as he said unto them, I am He, they went backward — recoiled.
and fell to the ground — struck down by a power such as that which smote Saul of Tarsus and his companions to the earth (Act_26:14). It was the glorious effulgence of the majesty of Christ which overpowered them. “This, occurring before His surrender, would show His power over His enemies, and so the freedom with which He gave Himself up”

In our text we see the power of our lord, the message is , the power of the lord manifested when we see Jesus, and are filled with the spirit, and not looking at any Judas in our life.

We have all faced Judas, someone hurt you, turned on you, spoke lies, evil about you. Key, Forgive, than move on to see and know the power of the lord. The Judas is there to obstruct your view, to get you sidetracking, in a bitter spirit, when this happens a foot hold is given to the Devil, that is why Judas is in your face.

Abrasive people, build in us Christ like character.

Let Judas be, you know he, her, it, is there, you know the land is filled with Gross Darkness. This spirit of Judas is why the lord said in the last days;

Mat 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Mat 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

Mat 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Jesus told us the Spirit of Judas would be all over in the end times. We were told well in advance. This is bible prophecy, yes, the Judas in your life is bible prophecy, it is also the way life is. No matter what, take your eyes of Judas, and fix your gaze on Jesus.

Reader, if you do this simple thing, you will see 'The Great I Am' moving in your life in power as never before. If you do this, you will see the manifest presence of Jesus Christ in a way you may have not.

So, where are you looking today? At Jesus, or Judas?


Saturday, November 22, 2014

I Am Posting Meyers Devotion From E-Sword, Not Joyce, This Is A Very Good One Mark My Words

November 22

THE GOD OF PATIENCE AND COMFORT


"Now the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of the same mind one with another according to Jesus Christ."-- Rom_15:5.

WE ALL need Patience and Comfort, especially in times of stress and difficulty. Patience under long-drawn-out trial; Comfort, when the heart is at breaking-point; and God is the source of each! The God of Patience! "I waited patiently for the Lord, and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry." The God of Comfort! "As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you." Let us hush all other voices of consolation, that we may listen to the still small voice of the Comforter, who proceeds from the Father and the Son.


But notice that He speaks through the patience and comfort of Holy Scripture. "Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that through patience and comfort of the Scriptures we might have hope." What the Bible has been to the martyrs, to the sufferers on the rack, and to the harried Covenanters of the Scottish moors; to the myriads of unknown souls who have been persecuted, to lonely exiles and bereaved hearts, can never be told.


If we were condemned to banishment, and could take only one Book of the Bible with us to Patmos, or to prison, we should find it extremely difficult which to choose. Some would select the Psalter, some the Fourth Gospel, some would probably decide on that wonderful anonymous writing, the Epistle to the Hebrews. And in each they would have matter enough to explore for a lifetime. Always His Spirit will be teaching and enabling us. Always His Shepherd rod and staff will lead us to living fountains of water. He is always realising more deeply in us the Divine ideal, and increasing our capacity for God.


Is not this comforting! The minister, to whom you owe your conversion, or who has helped your Christian growth, may die or be removed; the friend on whom you depended for help and guidance may have to leave you, but our Saviour will continue His care of us, His nurture of our growth. His unfailing intercession, when the sun has ceased to shine, and the universe is wrapped up as a worn-out garment. His ministry is unchangeable. The God of Patience and Comfort will never fail us!

PRAYER
Comforter of the comfortless, bind my soul with Thine in intercession! Wherever there are broken hearts, bind them: captives, release them. Bless especially my loved ones. Visit us with Thy salvation, and suit Thy gifts to our several needs. AMEN.