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  • The Promises Of God, The Word Of God, And The Holy Spirit

    1 Kings 8:56
    “Praise be to the Lord, Who has given rest to His people, Israel just as He has promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises He gave through His servant Moses.”
    The Bible is full of promises God has given to His children. Promises that we often forget about for many reasons. One reason being we are consumed by everyday things that we don’t focus on God, another is fear and doubt which sneak in and again redirect our attention to our circumstances instead of God, sometimes we just haven’t read some of the promises yet, or we didn’t take the time to study and pray about them, and there are so many other reasons we forget.
    Regardless of whether we witness them or not God’s promises are fulfilled. God fulfills His promises for us on a daily basis. It’s just whether or not we notice them or not. I often wonder how many times God protected me from potential disaster or harmful situations. I remember one time when I was 10 years old a friend of mine’s parent was driving me home from their house and we had started driving but I hadn’t put on my seatbelt yet. While I was looking out the window I heard the Holy Spirit say to me “put your seatbelt on.” So I immediately did and less than a minute later a deer darted out in front of my friend’s car and he hit it. I jerked forward but thank God He warned me because instead of smashing my face against the chair in front of me or worse I only experienced some minor whiplash. In short God promises to protect us from the enemy and that was a day God fulfilled His promise to me. I went home that night instead of to a hospital.
    Whenever I’m offered extra hours at work I stop and thank God for providing for me. It’s the big as well as the small things that God does for us that we should give thanks for. We see what we allow our eyes to be open to and closed to what we want them to be closed to. God’s Word is ever moving around us. God’s Word is living and through God’s Holy Spirit it breathes life into our very being. It’s something that can only be seen through the Holy Spirit but if we close our hearts and minds to Him then we will only see with the carnal eyes and our carnal sight is truly blindness.
    I’ll put it this way, the Bible is like a 3D movie and the Holy Spirit like the glasses. Without the 3D glasses a 3D movie appears blurry and what is going on in the movie is often misunderstood because of the skewed vision of the viewer. But a 3D movie combined with the 3D glasses has life and dimension. The viewer can see every detail of the movie. The storyline comes to life and all of the behind the scenes complexity that went into the design of the movie all comes together and makes sense to the sight of the viewer.
    What I’m saying is the Bible without the Holy Spirit cannot be understood by the human mind and heart. The corruption in a man’s heart and mind skews his vision and understanding of God’s Word. Therefore man cannot see nor comprehend all of the life that is offered to man in the Bible. The Bible says that the Word of God is foolishness to those who do not have the Holy Spirit. Which is why people like Miley Cyrus can say that it’s “fake”, they can’t see it and therefore they mock it.
    I can’t even begin to explain the issues brought into a man’s heart by the fall, but I can explain this. All the answers you are looking for are in the Bible. Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose again on the third day taking our punishment. The Bible says the penalty of sin is death (physically and Spiritually) a fact that we see every day. Our earthly bodies will die but Jesus died so that our spirit could live forever with Him. When we surrender our lives to Jesus we are covered by His sacrifice and we are made new. Every day He helps us to be better than we were the day before. God sees Jesus and forgives our sins. When we get saved we receive the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit guides us through God’s Word.

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  • Nail Scarred Hands

    Scars can be a reminder of a painful past or a symbol of a glorious future victory. It all depends on how you look at it. Jesus’ nail scarred hands remind me of the victory I have in Him. The victory I have because of the pain He endured at the cross. Jesus’ painful time leading up to and at the cross left scars on the hands of the Saviour of the world and it is in those scars that I can overcome.
    Because Jesus told us He wouldn’t take us out of the world but that He would give us the strength to overcome it. We experience pain but the pain is but a moment before the victory. My scars remind me of all He’s given me victory over.

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  • A Man Of Noble Character

    “A man of noble character cannot exist without the presence of God. Who is The Author of nobility and the One in whose image the man was created.”
    -Christine Sawyer
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  • The Jews, The High Priest, and Jesus

    John 19:9-22(note that in John 19 it specifically states the chief priests)

    A lot of people hate the Jews because they crucified Jesus. The thing is that it was prophesied that Jesus would come and be rejected by his own people, also if they hadn’t then the world wouldn’t be Redeemed.

    What most people forget is that the Jewish High Priest had to be the one to offer Jesus as a sacrifice unto God. In The Old Testament there was the Levitical Priesthood. The High Priest was the one who would go into the temple and present the sacrifice to God, if the priest was not in right standing with God then he would die. Many people say that Pilate was the one who crucified Jesus but Pilate wanted no part in it and the only reason he was involved was because of the laws of the land. Pilate found nothing wrong with Jesus and tried to give an easy way out but when given the Jews and The High Priest the choice they shouted crucify Him. So Pilate did not offer Jesus up but the High Priest.

    If Pilate had offered Jesus He wouldn’t have been considered a good sacrifice unto God. Jesus fulfilled the Law, everything He did up until the cross and even after was to fulfill it making Him the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. So why would Jesus follow everything up to that point and then break what God was doing then? The point I’m trying to make is don’t hate the Jews because if they hadn’t done what they did none of us would be saved right now.

    Jesus came first to the Jews and then to the Gentiles but God’s chosen people are the Jews. They fulfilled His prophesies and they trusted and believed Him from the beginning. God is going to continue to bless them and we need to as Christians continue to pray for them, pray for Israel. Jesus is alive and He loves the Jews just as much as He always did.

    “John 19:9-22 (NIV)

    9 and he went back inside the palace. “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer. 10 “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?”

    11 Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”

    12 From then on, Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jewish leaders kept shouting, “If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims to be a king opposes Caesar.”

    13 When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge’s seat at a place known as the Stone Pavement (which in Aramaic is Gabbatha). 14 It was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about noon.

    “Here is your king,” Pilate said to the Jews.

    15 But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!”

    “Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked.

    “We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered.

    16 Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified.

    The Crucifixion of Jesus
    So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle.

    19 Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: jesus of nazareth, the king of the jews. 20 Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin and Greek. 21 The chief priests of the Jews protested to Pilate, “Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that this man claimed to be king of the Jews.”

    22 Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”

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  • God Will Lead/God’s Calling For Your Life

    Last night God gave me a Revelation for Bible study that was so last minute even I was blown away by what He had coming out of my mouth. So blessed to serve a God who is not only full of amazing surprises but never leaves His children without. I had a teaching all set up to talk about and God was laying Gideon on my heart but I feared doing so as having read Judges 6&7 a week before and hadn’t seen any way to incorporate him into what I had planned to say. All the way up until the last song in worship I was going to teach from 2 Chronicles but God told me no teach about Gideon. Having no idea what I was going to say or where God was going with it, I completely trusted Him and lead my group in the reading of Gideon. A few verses in I still didn’t know as then all of the sudden We hit that one verse where The Holy Spirit just said “This one, I want you to teach on this one. The Called” and that’s what I did. Everything that came out of my mouth was all the Holy Spirit was showing me to say and it came out as if I had rehearsed but I didn’t. That is what is so cool about God and His Holy Spirit, He never leaves you empty when you trust Him and follow Him without holding back. I could have easily been afraid and stuck with what I knew, but I didn’t. And God revealed Himself in a way that resonated with each and everyone of us. What I’m saying is God is so amazing and we should never be afraid to follow Him in His will for our lives in every moment if God instructs you to do something do it. He won’t lead you into something that He won’t see you through to the end.
    The message from last night is you are all called, don’t question it and don’t be afraid to go after what God has called you to do. God will see you through to the end. Don’t be afraid, seek Him and He will lead you in the way He should have you go.
    In the end “Who are we to question whom God calls because it’s not our call to make its God’s” don’t question who God calls especially yourself. Go for it God knows what He’s doing.

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  • The Power Of Worship

    There I a deeper worship. A worship where it’s just you and God, no one else and all the cares of the world just break away. Where the chains that have entangled you are broken off and destroyed. Where your heart and your thoughts are completely focused on God and He is working on your behalf. Renewing your heart and your mind, strengthening you in His Love and by His Holy Spirit. There is no greater experience than this one, the moment of total surrender to God. There is power and freedom in surrendering to God. It is something you can not explain to someone but must be experienced for themselves for them to understand. There is a reverence toward God and His Holy Spirit we must have in worship when God is speaking to us and moving we must be silent and we must be still. It is respect for our God and Saviour Who truly deserves it. We must look at ourselves and ask “Do I show God the Love and respect He deserves when I worship Him? Do I fully surrender my heart and thoughts focusing completely on Him or is my heart and thoughts wandering focused on other things?” These are important things to ask ourselves if we ever want to enter into a deeper level of worship with God. To come before God in worship is to come before the throne to enter the Holy of Holies. Jesus won that back for us when He died on the cross for our sins. Only the High Priest could enter before Jesus because man’s sin wasn’t allowed before the throne of God, wasn’t allowed in the Holy of Holies. But Jesus saved us from our sins and His sacrifice on the cross and resurrection now makes us pure and forgiven in God’s eyes and now we may come freely an boldly before the Throne of God. May we understand this honor and respect it with our whole being.

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  • Love Is Not Earned It’s Freely Given

    God loves you and nothing can separate you from His Love. You can’t earn it, we don’t deserve it, but God freely gives it to us anyway. His Love is unconditional, it is everlasting, it is like nothing you’ve ever felt before, it cannot be fully described. All I can say is God’s Love fills the void left in your heart from the sins of the world and heals the wounds left there by the troubles you’ve fallen into. God’s mercy and grace is extended to all men. God’s Love for you is stronger than anything you’ve ever experienced or have ever known. Accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and He will strengthen you and heal you and fill you with the Love you’ve been searching for your whole life.
    Written By: Christine Sawyer
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  • Standing Strong In What Is Right

    This really resonates with me. I talk about God a lot, I live my life for God, and God means everything to me. In doing so over the years I have found that in a nation where God and His Word are not considered politically correct because the mention of mankind being sinful and needing a Saviour offends people, where serving God is not considered popular I’ve found that many don’t want to hear about God and I’ve found myself being outcast, ignored, or looked down on by many. Yet, I wouldn’t change what I do for the world. I love God with all of my heart and I made the decision a long time ago that no matter what I am going to serve Him, I am going to spread the Gospel, I am going to teach God’s Word to people all over the world. Even if only one person accepts Jesus as their Saviour because of the stands I’ve taken and will continue to take my whole life than I will be satisfied knowing that I have given God my all. Serving God has never been in vain to me and I have what I have because God has given it to me, he has blessed me with much. I will serve God all the days of my life. At the end of the day the only thing that matters is did I do what God called me to do. Did I take a stand for God and do what is right despite all that tries to come against me. This is what I want to do and this is who I am.

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  • God Is Everywhere

    1 John 4:16-19
    16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
    17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.
    18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
    19 We love because he first loved us.

    Every time I watch Frozen I think about this Scripture verse. The whole movie Elsa is running away in fear and she convinces herself that she has found true freedom by being isolated and alone where no one can see her. It’s not until Anna saves Elsa from Hans that Elsa realizes that what she needed the whole time was Love. It wasn’t isolation she needed but to accept the Love that was being offered to her the whole time.

    As people we tend to do that with God. We do things that we regret and then in fear we run. We run from God, we run from people, and we even try to run from ourselves. We run ourselves into an inward isolation and we turn to other things to help us forget what we’re trying to hide. Then we try to convince ourselves we have a handle on things. When in all reality we don’t. Our problems are still there they are just swept under a rug and even though no one else may be able to see them we know they are still there.

    There is someone else who knows they are still there and that’s Jesus. Jesus was sent to earth by Our Heavenly Father to die on the cross and pay the price for our sins. Jesus took our punishment and in Him we are forgiven. Because of what Jesus did you can come before the Father and He will forgive you, He will take your shame, the things of your past that try to torment you and the burden away from you. The Bible tells us that God is Love and that Perfect Love casts out fear. That those in God’s Love are made perfect. That anyone who fears is walking in judgment and have not been made perfect in Love because God’s Love casts out fear and in Christ Jesus there is no judgment.

    When we trust in Jesus we see that we have nothing to fear and although things may try to come against us in Jesus we can overcome them. It’s when we focus on our troubles instead of Jesus that we start to fear. But if we focus on Jesus instead of our troubles we will not fear.
    When Elsa realized that Anna loved her and was willing to give her life up for her that was when her fear left her and the storm that tormented her had to leave. It’s the same with us. When we realize that Jesus loves us so much that He suffered on the cross, gave His life for us, died on the cross, and rose again even though we didn’t deserve it, we find that God loves us more than we could ever imagine and we can trust that He will protect us from all evil and He will give us strength for a new day. God will take our shame, our pain and make something beautiful.

    God loves you very much. He wants to take your pain away and the burdens you carry from your past, from your sin. All you have to do is give your life to Him accept Jesus as your Saviour and He will forgive you.

    If you want Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour say this prayer;

    Dear Heavenly Father,
    I come before you asking that you would forgive me. I’ve made mistakes and I realize that I am a sinner. I ask that Jesus would come into my heart and be The Lord and Saviour of my life. I ask that you would make me new Father and cleanse me of my transgressions. Help me to be who You called me to be from this day forward. I ask this in Jesus Name I pray amen.
    John 8:11b
    Jesus: “Go and sin no more.”
    (John 8:1-11)

    Jesus too changes our heart because of His Love and because of what He did on the cross.
    In Ezekiel 36:26 it says:
    “26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”

    Jesus changes our hearts to that we can love and have The Fruits of The Spirit through His Holy Spirit. (See Galatians 5:22-23)

    John 15:12
    “12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”

    “Only An Act Of True Love Will Thaw A Frozen Heart”

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  • Trials, Tribulations, and Victories

    Psalm 119:75

    “Both David and The Korah Clan understood that God’s Providence can include pain, that difficulties can be a Divinely plowed path inviting us to experience Him more fully.” Page 82 of “A Perfect Mess” by Lisa Harper

    Trials…the word strikes fear into even some of the strongest people. It’s a word that gives us a sense of discomfort and uncertainty. As human beings it’s one of our greatest fears. I think one of the reasons we fear trial is because we fear weakness, we fear vulnerability, and we fear uncertainty. We tend to fear a need to rely on God in a situation without knowing the details of the end results of said situation. Again we fear vulnerability but we also fear judgement. To go through a trial means admitting ones weakness. We fear other seeing weakness in us. At the same time we fear that our weaknesses will taint an unbelievers view of our God.

    But I think the thing is that we tend to forget that without a good battle a victory isn’t much of a victory. If everyone showed up to a sporting event and both teams were just handed a trophy there wouldn’t be much reason to boast in either team nor in all of the hard work they put in to preparing for the match.

    Here’s another example; armor. In order to truly know if a piece of armor is durable or how durable it is it has to be tested. Without a test you really wouldn’t know what needs to be fixed. It can only be made known during the test where there is weakness in the armor and what needs repair and once the weakness is exposed it can be fixed and the armor can be used for a future battle.

    Sometimes God allows us to go through trials to make us stronger. To expose our weaknesses and make them known to us so that we can give them over to Him to fix for the future plans He has for us.

    Other times in our lives the devil will try to attack us in an attempt to discourage our faith in God, but God will give us the victory in Jesus because that is His promise to us. Jesus going to the cross and rising again gave us the victory.

    It’s the blood, sweat, and tears that make a victory sweeter and more effective. As human beings we love the story of the underdog, but we seldom love the idea of actually being the underdog.

    We forget that the underdog overcame when he realized he possessed something great. When we are in Christ and we focus solely on Him and not in ourselves we see that our strength comes from Jesus and we realize we were never really the underdog.

    We already have the victory because Jesus has the victory and that is His promise to us. Not that everything in our lives will be perfect but that we too will be victors despite what tries to come against us.

    A crowd of people shouted for Jesus’ crucifixion and He still came out the victor. Jesus didn’t deny the pain or even the fear, but in spite of them He pressed on knowing and trusting God The Father’s will knowing the victory was His to take, but first He had to go through suffering.

    It was the moments that Christ Jesus put down His guard and endured the suffering, trusting the Father that gave us and the whole world victory Salvation.
    It’s what our whole Faith is, Christ’s victory at the cross. Christ’s sacrifice gives us the strength to endure any trial or tribulation we experience. It’s not that we deny suffering but that we recognize it for what it is and that we understand the Strength and Empowerment that we are given through The Holy Spirit in these times.

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