Jan 21

Understanding the Power of Praise by Carol Graham Part 3

10927954_338272803044845_1316447577_nTake a look at this excerpt taken from the book “Natural Prozac” by Joel Robertson:

The word psyche in Greek means breath, life, spirit. People have always known intuitively that the mind is the gateway to the spirit. The mind provides us with the intellectual capabilities essential for survival. But the riches of the psyche lie in its deeper realms.

The connection between the dark cloud of depression and the physical brain lies in a set of neutro-transmitters. These neutro-transmitters are actually messenger chemicals that create feelings, stimulate thoughts, and trigger memories. When you have an optimal amount of any single neurotransmitter in your brain, then you will experience the positive feelings associated with that neurotransmitter. There are five neurotransmitters. Of these, three are of particular importance in depression: serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. Serotonin boosts feelings of optimism, well-being, self-esteem, relaxation and security. It enhances sleep and relaxation. The other two increase feelings of alertness, assertiveness, aggression and wakefulness. They heighten energy, speed up thoughts.

When we undergo stress, our endocrine system releases a group of hormones called glucosteroids, or “stress hormones”, the most notable of which is cortisol. Scientists believe that secretions of high levels of cortisol may disrupt the balance and production of either serotonin or norepinephrine. Neutro-transmitters are hormone like chemicals that direct the workings of the central nervous system, including the brain, and thereby affect the entire body and mind.

The choice between facing a difficult situation or fleeing from it, may well depend on serotonin levels. Those with low levels have more anxiety over impending adverse events and a far greater tendency to avoid events that they expect will be difficult. Among the most effective tools for boosting serotonin are reading inspirational literature and prayer.

Dopamine gives us a sense of strength, vitality, energy and power. The moment you are confronted with a competitive or threatening situation, dopamine gives you the energy needed to deal with that situation. Put some of your favorite fast music on your stereo and try to sit still.

Norepinephrine and dopamine are flooding your brain, causing your muscles to want to move, your respiration to increase, and your heart rate to accelerate. You may think the music’s beat is forcing you to dance but actually the rhythms of norepinephrine are.

My conclusions:

As you began to praise God in a depressed state, the levels of norepinephrine and dopamine began to rise giving you a sense of vitality. As you continue, you can do spiritual warfare because you feel strong and ready to take on any threatening situation. AND IT BRINGS YOU OUT OF THE DEPRESSED STATE.

 During worship, your serotonin levels are highest from prayer and the Word – giving you confidence and peace.

The benefits of praise will bring a new honesty into our midst, to enlarge our concepts of God. It will move us from negative to positive attitudes and mold our congregation into a true family UNIT. Once we learn to flow love to God, we will began to learn to love one another to the fullest.

When we sing as a congregation, we sing a variety of songs. We might sense His presence and feel the anointing and go away feeling wonderful. BUT, my question is, what did it do for the Father? Were we singing songs of praise? Were we singing songs that lifted Him up? He will anoint you far beyond your expectations and bless your socks off when you meet His requirement –“enter my courts with praise.”

We sing songs of Thanksgiving. These are songs that talk about what God has done for us and our appreciation of what he has done for us.

We sing songs of petition. These are songs where we are in a form of prayer, asking God for His blessing in one form or another.

We sing songs of declaration. These are songs declaring our position in Christ or our position against the enemy.

We sing songs of testimony. These are songs closely related to thanking God what He has done for us. We even sing songs about the enemy declaring our position against him and that he is defeated.

We sing wordy songs. Often we sing songs that are diabolically opposed to the Word of God. This is where the praise and worship leader has to be especially careful and in tune. Just because a song writer has written a song does not mean that it is scripturally correct. We sing songs for a variety of reasons. We need to be knowledgeable of the Word and not just sing because we like the melody or rhythm or the way they make us feel.

Often we sing songs in the third person and not directly to the Father. They may be ABOUT Him but not to Him. They can be about what He has done for US which is a form of praise but it is not what the scriptures are referring to when they clearly tell us to PRAISE HIM in the sanctuary and sing praises unto Him and come into the courts with praise.

While studying the Psalms, we find numerous songs of praise – these are praise to the Father. They are directly spoken to the Father. They are not to make us feel good. They are to give praise where praise is due.

Personally I believe that if we did just that in our praise services we would invoke the anointing without even singing all the songs we had planned.

Don’t get me wrong, melody and music are all part of praise. My point is that the melody should not be the decision-making tool for what songs we sing. I have read numerous excerpts on how to prepare for a praise and worship service and one criteria is the keys you play in and the flow, etc. Little is mentioned as to WHY we are singing, WHAT we are singing and to WHOM we are singing.

I challenge you to look closely at your praise and worship songs. Put them into their proper categories: songs that are a prayer, songs that are declaration, songs of testimony, songs that are a petition and songs of praise.

Some are obvious just from their titles. We need to take note what we are singing and whether or not it fits God’s pattern. There is room for all of these types of songs. I am specifically addressing the type of songs that will evoke the presence of God in our midst –the time of our gathering that is designed to bring praise to the Father. It is the time we prepare the sanctuary for His presence, His anointing. We are giving God something to work with, being obedient to what He has asked us to do.

There is a place for songs of thanksgiving and petition. There is a place for songs thanking God for fighting the battles and making us victorious over the enemy. But in our corporate praise service, the word clearly states we are to bring songs of PRAISE to the Father. How many of the songs you sing in your service do that? What category do they fall into?

If they are songs of thanksgiving, are they being sung in the order that the Word has set? Are you singing songs of praise that are strictly lifting up the Father and expressing praise to Him? Are you singing songs of worship that are intimate and expressing your love and adoration to Him?

Every praise and worship leader who has taken the time to follow the pattern of praise and worship that is set in the Word, has reaped the results we seek in a praise and worship service.  God’s Word is reciprocal.  He gives and gives and then gives more.
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Jan 20

Understanding the Power of Praise by Carol Graham part 2

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There are three levels of approach to God — thanksgiving, praise and worship. The outer court represents thanksgiving. The Holy Place represents praise and the Holy of Holies represents worship. Each one is a progressive step that leads to the next.

 

We will enter His gates with thanksgiving in our hearts and into His courts with praise. Allow me to paint you a picture from the Old Testament. When we enter the outer court, we stop at the brass altar, which stands for the blood of Jesus. Then we come to the brazen laver, which stands for God’s Word. When you walk into the Holy Place, which represents the soul of man, you deal with your will. We come to the golden candlestick and deal with our minds and then to the altar of incense and we submit our emotions. We move through the veil into the Holy of Holies and come to the Arc of the Covenant where sin is covered. Ultimately we come to the Mercy Seat where the presence of God is manifested.

In the tabernacle in the wilderness, God’s place of habitation was the Holy of Holies. It sat in a courtyard surrounded by a linen fence which had only one gate. Anyone approaching God came through that gate and walked through the courtyard to get to the tabernacle in which God dwelt. The gate is called thanksgiving and the court is called praise.

Psalm 22:3 declares that God inhabits the praises of His people. The place of His dwelling is IN THE MIDST of the courtyard of praise. If we desire to approach God, we must come through praise. If we would enter petitions before God, we must come through thanksgiving, as Philippians 4:6 tells us “With thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

The priests went into the Holy Place every afternoon at precisely 3 o’clock and there made the evening sacrifice. It was called the ‘time 0f the evening oblation’.  Jesus died on the cross and gave up the ghost at precisely 3 o’clock in the afternoon so we know that the priests were standing in front of the veil when Jesus cried out and gave up the ghost. The priests watched as God rent the veil in two from the top to the bottom at 3 P. M. when Jesus said, “It is finished.”

I cannot empathize enough that our praise and worship leaders, who may be trained professionals in the area of music, need to know how to lead a congregation through the steps to the Holy of Holies.

I have been in praise services where the leader concentrates on taking a stand against the enemy which is giving recognition to the enemy.  The Deceiver revels in it. He loves the attention. Again, we need to look at the Word and see the pattern that was used to conquer the enemy.

Read II Chronicles 20:20 – 22

20 “And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. ”

21 “And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth forever.”

22 “And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.”

When we follow the pattern in the Word, HE WILL DESTROY THE ENEMY.

God asks us to praise HIM in the midst of the struggle, in the midst of the trauma, in the midst of the attack. He will send ambushments to destroy the enemy. We need to concentrate on Him and not what is wrong or what we are going through at the time or what our problems are.

When we read the scriptures out loud that praise God, we are reading His thoughts and we are in line with His Word. Our praise is Word based. Many of us do not have a grasp on what praise is or how to express it. There are a multitude of books and tapes on the subject. It is well worth your while to do some research. Understanding praise and the whole concept of praise will turn your life around. It is the answer to so many of our dilemmas.

If we begin our day with praise, maintaining an attitude of praise throughout the day, it gives God something to work with on our behalf. It takes the focus off of us and our problems and places it where it belongs — with God. He is the One to be praised and He is the one who fights our battles on our behalf. When we try to fight our own battles and carry the burden of it all, it is difficult to get into the praise mode.

Thanksgiving is what you do when you thank God for what he has done in the past, what he is doing now and what he is about to do.

Thanksgiving is a New Testament term. Scripture speaks of thanksgiving that can be done in one’s heart and in private. These references are made in the Greek. It comes from the word ‘charis’, root form of charismatic and is related to the word for ‘grace’ – thus it is an appropriate response to God’s grace in our lives. As thanksgiving comes out of our mouths, we prepare our inner man for what God is going to do.

Praise is related to God’s character and who God is. Praise means public and open – from the Hebrew. Praise is a VERB and needs to be expressed to be praise. Some people say I will just praise silently here in my seat – that is not praise. It must be expressed.

They used to tie a rope on the ankle of the priest when he entered the Holy of Holies in case he died due to sin in his life. Then they would have to pull him out using the rope. They could not enter the Holy of Holies unless they were clean. Christ IS CLEAN FOR US and welcomes us into His inner court. But there is a requirement, just like in the Old Testament – the requirement is praise. PART 3 tomorrow.

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Jan 19

Understanding the Power of Praise by Carol Graham part 1

10927954_338272803044845_1316447577_nThe subject of praise has more scripture devoted to it than any other subject in the Bible. Yet, do we have true understanding as to its purpose? I have been passionate about this subject for 30 years. It has been pivotal in my life turning me from sickness and near death to health and life! It is the understanding of praise that will make the difference in your life as well.  What does praise and worship actually mean, especially in the corporate setting?

 There are numerous books written on incorporating praise into your everyday life. We need to gain a true understanding of what praise is in a corporate setting as well. Singing songs in church can be a wonderful experience but it is not always a form of praise. Dancing, raising our hands and praying are not necessarily praise. When we apply these simple suggestions and biblical patterns to our services, they will revolutionize our church in the area of true praise and worship and cause us to receive all the fullness of what God has to offer.

When we meet together corporately, we have a time of singing  which we call the praise and worship service. Often we choose the best vocalists and musicians  with the most talent to conduct these services.   However, may I suggest that we make sure that they have training or done serious biblical research as to what should transpire in a praise and worship service. God set a pattern in his Word for corporate praise which is clear and complete. Traditionally, this time of singing is to evoke the presence of the Holy Spirit to pave the way for the message from the minister. When questioned about the praise and worship time, we usually answer how it made us feel. “I really sensed His presence this morning.” “The Lord really ministered to me this morning.” “I felt so clean and refreshed after spending that time in His presence.” These are general responses.

I challenge you to ask anyone the following question after their next praise and worship service. Listen carefully to their response. The question is: Did you sense that the time of praise and worship actually blessed our Heavenly Father and why? When discussing this with praise and worship leaders, a comment most often heard is there definitely was an anointing therefore it was of God. When asked what an anointing is, the answers usually depend on the way the service made us FEEL.

Yes, there is often an element of the anointing in our time of singing. We are anointed because He lives in us. We enter the courts with anointing. We sense it during prayer, during singing, and while we are concentrating on Him. The question is, have we entered into the Holy of Holies and truly worshiped Him? Do you ever hear this question asked? Are we truly concerned that we have blessed our Heavenly Father or merely that WE come away blessed?

When God puts a pattern in His Word, He has a reason. We are not to question it, we are to obey it. He has made a pattern for praise. He has made a  clear pattern for corporate praise and what will happen when we are obedient.

Psalm 81 is God’s covenant with man regarding corporate praise.  In the first three verses, it shows us that praise is not praise until it is expressed. This brings release. Make a joyful noise means to spin around on the inside until it shows up on the outside. He shows us that we are instruments of praise; we were created to praise Him. On the solemn feast day, when the people gathered to praise God, a bull was offered as a sacrifice. It was to be placed on top of the fire not IN the fire. The people were to praise God until the entire bull charred, dropped into the fire and the ashes cooled. This took about 72 hours. We complain when our praise services run a few minutes longer than we expected.

In the fourth verse it says that this was a statute.  In other words, this was not a suggestion; it was a decree.  There are no suggestions in the Bible.

The fifth verse is KEY. It says that THIS WAS ORDAINED AS A TESTIMONY. It isn’t how big your church is, or how much money you give to the poor or what good works you may have done. The Psalmist says that the fruit of our lips through praise is a testimony that God is in our midst and that we are being obedient to what He has asked us to do. That bears repeating: The fruit of our lips through praise is a testimony that God is in our midst and that we are being obedient to what He has asked us to do.

Verse six tells us what He will do for us to honor our obedience. He will REMOVE the burdens. He will answer our prayers. He will deliver us. He says there will be no strange gods in us – no oppression or bondage, we are protected from the enemy.

Read the chapter again and you will see that the ultimate reward is complete and total satisfaction. Nothing can satisfy like God can. He requires our praise. He desires our praise and he rewards our praise.

Praise is from the heart, it is not lip service.  Worship is directly related to the holiness of God. It means TO KISS. This is what happens when you come into his inner sanctuary. We need to take the time to enter this inner sanctuary when we come together to praise and WORSHIP. We may need to be led there or shown the biblical pattern on how to get there. I can lead you into thanksgiving. I can lead you into praise but I CANNOT lead you into worship. To worship is very private, very personal as is your relationship with your heavenly Father. This is God’s passion for us; to fellowship with him, to hunger for him and his presence. Not just in our prayer closet at home, but as a unified body in our gatherings.

While attending a service, I often hear comments stating the praise and worship service was wonderful. Granted, many times we felt truly blessed and sensed the presence of God. However, something has disturbed me for years because I could not understand how people could think that the songs they were singing were in line with the Word of God. The pattern the Word clearly lays out is to praise Him. I had difficulty understanding how we could ‘feel good’ after praising knowing it was not done in the Biblical pattern. God is true to his Word. If we come to him with the simplicity of a child and stop trying to complicate things, we can often find the answers we need. It was in plain sight — I just never saw it before so clearly. After my eyes were opened, it became exquisitely clear that I needed to lift Him up — not myself. Tomorrow Part 2!10922090_338272806378178_1135471481_n

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Is Speaking in Tongues for Everyone? Is it for Today? Why?

SONY DSC Thanksgiving  was yesterday  and I am so THANKFUL for the Holy Spirit! He is my best friend! Today I want to share with the very important joy and communion with the Holy Spirit and what He wants to do for you!

Who is the Holy Spirit? Is speaking in tongues for everyone?

How do I get the Holy Spirit? How can I speak in tongues?

God created man in His image, and they were one spirit. When man disobeyed God he disconnected from life with God. Man’s spirit became connected to the devil. Their spirit was dead to God and they were under Satan’s dominion. That is why a person needs to be “BORN AGAIN.” When you ask Jesus to be your Lord, you are born again into the family of God and out of the family of Satan. Your SPIRIT again has the God life in it and you are connected to God. God becomes your Father.

The Holy Spirit is part of the Godhead. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are all one God, just different functions and parts.  You could say that the muscle of God is the Holy Spirit. The ministry of Jesus was to first pay the price for our treason or sin, and redeem us from all the curse of sin and death. The next was to demonstrate how a child of God was supposed to walk on earth in the kingdom of God, destroying the works of the devil, bringing JUSTICE. Now He is in heaven interceding for us. He sent down the Holy Spirit as His representative to live in us and empower us to take the kingdom of God to do His will on earth as it is in heaven. We NEED the Holy Spirit, we wrestle against principality in Heavenly places, it is a spiritual battle not a natural one. Eph 6:12.Are weapon are spiritual  2Cor 10:4-5

 The Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit living inside you making your spirit alive. He is our POWER. He is the Guarantee and sealer  of your salvation. 2 Co 5:5) He also bear witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. (Rom 8:1)

 

Let’s take a look at the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the New

Testament through Jesus and His disciples.

 

 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will

 1 . PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM

2. and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles (Matt 12:18-21)

It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart…, He will convict the world of  sin… because they don’t believe on Me (only one sin, not -believing on Jesus)…of judgment because the ruler of this world is judged.  John 16:7-9, John 12:31.

LUKE 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to:  (Matt 12:18-21  show Judgment to world.)

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1. preach the gospel to the poor;

2. he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted,

3. to preach deliverance to the captives,

4. and recovering of sight to the blind,

5. to set at liberty them that are bruised,

6. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power and He went about DOING GOOD, HEALING ALL who were oppressed BY THE DEVIL Act 10:38,  (Acts 1:8, Mark 16:17-20,Luke 24:49)

The Holy Spirit is God in us, making our spirit alive. He is the power of God. The Holy Spirit empowers us to live in victory. He does this in many ways.

  As He is so are we in this world, as my Father send me I also send you!      (1 John 4:17,  John 17:18)                                

                   The purpose of the Holy Spirit in YOU!

He is also  our Comforter, Counselor, Teacher, Helper,  Intercessor,

 

Advocate,  Strengthener,   (Acts 2:4) John 14:16 (1 Cor 14:22) (Acts 1:4-5) Works miracles by faith with the Spirit. (Gal 3:5)

 He is our power  … over all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19)

Things we can’t do effectively without the Holy Spirit:

1. Love (Rom 5:5) and faith works by love (Jude 20-21)  Love abides in us through the Holy Spirit!

2. He guides us into the Truth, revealing God’s Word, God’s will, and God’s voice. (John 16:13 *) We are led by the Spirit (Rom 8:14)

3. We crucify the flesh by the power of the Spirit (Rom 8:13; Gal 5:24-25) (1 Cor 15:34) (Rom 8:1) WALK in the SPIRIT and you will not fulfill the  lust of the flesh. (Gal 5:16)

4. PRAY , The Spirit helps our  for WE know not what we should pray … but the Spirit itself makes intercession for us …, according to the will of God. (Rom 8:26-27). Finally, my brothers  (ALL Christians)….Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit. (Eph 6:18) God would not ask us to pray always IN THE SPIRIT if it was not possible for EVERYONE to pray in the Spirit.. T he Holy Spirit and tongues are one!

5.  He helps overcome sin. -by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, Rom 8:13

6. He gives us power to preach & teach (1 Cor 2:4) my preaching were not with persuasive words …, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, . 1Co 2:4-5

7. We are Made Righteous … by the Spirit of our God. (1 Cor 6:11)

8. He gives us  (freedom) from sickness, lack, fear, hate, bondage, selfishness etc. (2 Cor 3:17)

9. The Holy Spirit Seals our salvation and is given to us as a guarantee. (2 Cor 1:22,, 2 Cor 5:5)

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Nov 21

The Power of the Sound of Your Words

The power of sound and words can change your world! This first video is of me doing the rice experiment by speaking words over 3 different bowls of rice and the results!! It will change your life!

 

 

 

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Is Seminary Really Necessary by Guest Post -Sonya Thompson

Is Seminary Really Necessary by Guest Post -Sonya Thompson

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The question always arises, “Is seminary really necessary for pastors and church leadership?” There was a time when people regarded seminary and Bible school as an absolute necessity, but today there are many serving in this capacity without a firm and sure foundation of Scripture. Seminary is extremely relevant today to help prepare pastors and church leaders to effectively minister to God’s people. It’s amazing how few church leaders know about the history of the Bible, how to exegete the Scripture, how to communicate effectively and how to prepare a uniform message to impact the people. It’s one thing to be called to teach, preach and minister, but it is another thing to take time and prepare oneself for effective ministry. Anyone can take a microphone and talk, but God is looking for men and women who can grasp the foundation of Scripture, pair it with His anointing and minister to His sheep.

 

A seminary degree also creates a certain level of structure and discipline for its attendees.  Discipline results in taking time to study and spend time with God as He gives revelation in His word. Structure comes as the pastor, minister or leader learns an organized manner of preparing, formulating, and delivering the word in an effective manner.  Seminary provides church leadership with a solid foundation to build upon.  It also aids in the enhancement of the individuals gift/grace to teach and preach the word and operate in the capacity assigned.  If you are serious about ministering and leading the kingdom forward with a spirit of excellence, then Vanguard Theological Seminary is for you. Vanguard theological Seminary (VTS) is internationally accredited and offers a high quality, affordable, spirit-filled, education for adult learners who desire to increase their knowledge of the Bible, grow in their faith, and develop their ministry gifts.

 

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Sep 22

5 Question Every Christian Should Be Able to Answer to a Non-Christian

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1.What is a Christian?

A Christian is a person who has received the free gift of payment for their lifetime of sin. Let me explain. The Bible says we have all sinned and the wages for sin is death, but the FREE gift of God is Life through Jesus so everyone who calls on the name of Jesus will be “saved” from the punishment and on their way to heaven.
2.What is the Bible?

The Bible is a covenant. There is basically 2 main covenants and that is the old Covenant God made with the Jews and the New Covenant that is for Christians. A covenant is a agreement with 2 groups of people. Example one group might be farmers and have great food and they covenant with a group of warriors that are good at war. They exchange services and goods and create a covenant which is sealed in blood. The new Covenant is sealed in the blood of Jesus and is between Jesus and God. When we accept Jesus we are now included in the Covenant and all that Jesus has becomes ours.
3.What is the Kingdom of God?

The kingdom of God is The government of God. It is God’s authority and power to enforce on earth His will like it is in heaven. Example He provided healing for us by taking the whipping on His back, so when someone is sick as a Christian we enforce God’s will which is healing by laying hands on the sick person and commanding healing, and commanding the spirit of sickness to leave that persons body.
4.Who is the Holy Spirit and what does He do?

The Holy Spirit is part of the God head. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is who comes to live inside us after we get saved. He teaches, guides, empowers us and is the enforcer of the Kingdom of God In us.
5.Is the supernatural normal?

God is a supernatural being and we are created in His image. Gen 1. The whole Bible is supernatural. Every Christian should be experiencing the same things that were in the Bible. If we can do it on our own we do not need the Holy Spirit, If Jesus needed the Holy Spirit we need Him even more. As Christian’s we should be healthy, prosperous, and victorious in everything we do. The supernatural belongs to the Christian and the Occult has stolen it from us and made Christian’s afraid of it. We should be experiencing heaven, angles and the supernatural peace, joy and presence of God daily!

 

The Bible says we have all sinned and the wages of sin is death but Jesus paid that price for all our lifetime of sins by His death then He rose from the dead and sent us back His Holy Spirit to empower us to become family. If you’er not saved today just receive the FREE GIFT of Jesus paying the price for your sins. Say this prayer. Father God I accept the gift of Jesus, thank you for dying for me, Be my Lord led me by your Holy Spirit. In Jesus name amen. 

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Sep 19

5 Things Jesus’ death did for us-The Power of Our Spirit

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GRACE WHAT DOES IT MEAN? How did the sacrifice of Jesus give me salvation forever?

 (Hbr 10:10) Jesus became our offering, our sacrifice so that we would be saved and cleared of all guilt of our sin, a ONE time sacrifice for ALL our lifetime of sins. (Hbr 10:11) Every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. (Hbr 10:12)

 But Jesus, after He had offered one sacrifice (Himself) for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God. (Hbr 10:13) (Hbr 10:14) For by one offering He has PERFECTED FOREVER those who are being sanctified.

In my book there are about 3 chapters that come from different direction to help someone get the revelation of the fact that Jesus blood is stronger than any sin and that God is more interested in relationship that behavior.IN relationship right behavior follows. The Old Testament (old covenant) is all about YOU keeping the law. The new covenant is about you BELIEVING what He did for you.

 

What part of us got saved?

You are a spirit who lives in a body and has a soul which is your mind, will and emotions. When you believed in Jesus and became born again your SPIRIT was born by the incorruptible seed of the word. The Word says Your spirit was SEALED in the Holy Spirit. Your spirit is Holy, blameless and above reproach in God’s sight. You have all things you need for life and godliness in your spirit.

 

 What does New Covenant mean for a Christian?

The New Covenant is about FOLLOWING the HOLY SPIRIT not the LAW! “As for Me,” says the LORD, “this [is] My covenant with them: My Spirit who [is] upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth. You can trust that the Holy Spirit is better than the law and always points to Jesus and what He did for you. The law says “Don’t commit adultery” BUT the Holy Spirit will LED you HOW to love your wife so that you will not commit adultery.

So because Jesus fulfilled all the law and gave us the Holy Spirit in the New Covenant to lead us the devil no longer has any right to blame us and use condemnation for us breaking the law. So now we can enjoy restored fellowship with our Father.

 

5 Things Jesus’ death did for us

 

  • MADE YOU HOLY AND UNBLAMEABLE AND UNREPOVABLE (Col 1:22) through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: See that you ARE unblameable and unreproveable in His sight. You don’t become unblameable because of right behavior you are already these things because of what JESUS did. Knowing you are right regardless of your behavior empowers you and drives you to WANT to act right and not sin! So remember that the DEATH of Jesus makes you unblameable, unreproveable, and holy!!

 

  • CLEANSE YOU FROM A GUILTY CONSCIENCE (Heb 9:14) How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 
  • HE GAVE US HIS DIVINE NATURE (2 Peter 1:4) Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

 

 

  • EMPOWERED YOU! (Eph 2:5) made us alive together with Christ and raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in the heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus… He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in [His] kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

 

  • TOOK AWAY POWER OF DEATH & FEAR (Heb 2:14) that through death he might destroy him that HAD the power of death, that is, the devil; and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. the devil can’t just come in and kill you He no longer has the power of death, he can just suggest it and you believe it which gives him and open door to do it.

WHAT other things cause us NOT to sin if we are not under the law? Or what makes us WANT to act godly?

 

  • Awake to righteousness and sin not (1 Co 15:34)
  • Goodness of God leads us to repentance (Rom 2:4)
  • The Holy Spirit is our teacher (John 14:26, John 16:12) He guides us in all truths.
  • The Holy Spirit convicts us of our righteousness (John 16:9-10)
  • The anointing teaches us (1 John 2:27)
  • The law is written in our hearts (Jer 31:33)
  • Go and sin no more (forgiveness) (John 8:10)
  • Grace of God teaches us to denying ungodliness and worldly lust (Tit 2:12)
  • We are created in God’s image. (Gen 1:27)

 Why is it so important to not feel condemned?

God does not want us to feel condemned. (Rom 5:18) Judgment came from one person’s (Adam) offense resulted in condemnation to everyone born after him. (John 3:17) But God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but to pay the price for OUR sin so we wouldn’t be condemned. Remember God started this whole thing about favor and grace. (John 3:16) . He will never leave you because you miss the mark or make mistakes. It is not like plucking pedals off a daisy, “He loves me, He loves me not” It is a secure thing,

He loves you period. You’re not saved one day and the next mistake you make, off to hell you go. NO ,God’s love is through Jesus, He sees you perfect through what JESUS DID not what YOU do otherwise why did He die for you if you could be God and save yourself!

 

Trust in the finished work at the cross and when you make a mistake don’t get condemned, just call on the name of Jesus. Condemnation is dangerous; don’t get into condemnation because Jesus already paid for all your sins. The result of condemnation is shame, guilt, condemnation, inferiority, unworthiness, shame and hopelessness. (1 Jo 3:21) if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.

 

 (1 Jo 5:14) Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

 Why do I need to know I am righteousness?

Our authority to rule comes from the righteousness and grace Jesus gave us.

Look at the following scriptures.

 

  • Much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ (Rom 5:21). 
  • Grace reign through righteousness to life through Jesus (Rom 5:17). 
  • The kingdom is righteousness, peace and joy IN the Holy Spirit. (Rom 14:17)
  • SEEK first the kingdom of God and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS and all these things will be added to you. The kingdom comes with ALL provision (Matt 6:33).

 How do I bring justice on earth?

When we command JUSTICE we are telling demonic forces to release everything the blood of Jesus paid for us to have.

 

These things are health, healing, wealth, the Holy Spirit, fellowship, visiting heaven, gaining wisdom, victory over death, and much much more.  The word of God is settled in heaven now it is our job to settle it on earth. We are to enforce the eternal purposes Jesus accomplished on the cross. God has given us HIS Holy Spirit to empower us to do that. The first step to settling His Word on earth is to agree with the Word of God.

 

The Bible says we have all sinned and the wages of sin is death but Jesus paid that price for all our lifetime of sins by His death then He rose from the dead and sent us back His Holy Spirit to empower us to become family. If you’er not saved today just receive the FREE GIFT of Jesus paying the price for your sins. Say this prayer. Father God I accept the gift of Jesus, thank you for dying for me, Be my Lord led me by your Holy Spirit. In Jesus name amen. 

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