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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Son John 8 36

Read the passage: John 8

(If the Son therefore shall make you free,)
  1. The one to glory in.

  2. The one to joy in.

  3. The one to thank and praise.

  4. The one to follow.

  5. The one to love.

  6. The one to hold dear in life and relationship. to cherish.

  7. The one to cling to. (abiding) 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Many Things-! John 16 12

(I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.)
This should give new definition to our priorities. Don’t become discouraged by this statement from the Lord, but be challenged to know those things the Lord is willing to reveal.

What enables a believer to bear more? Lay aside weights ...; loins girt with truth .... Seek to know.

1.There is so much more of Jesus to know.

2.There is so much more of God's ways to know.

3.There is so much more a believer needs to know of that which is to come before his daily walk.

4.There is so much more a believer needs to know of that which is yet to come prophetically.

Some petitions:

5.Thus, the need for the Holy Spirit's witness, revealing, teaching. Some specifics to hear about.

6.Thus, the need for the Holy Spirit's protection.

7.Thus, the need for the Holy Spirit's preserving.

8.Thus, the need for the believer's yielding, hearing, humbling of heart. 
Be scripture influenced, not circumstance driven.

9.Thus, the need for the believer's growing.
Obviously, Jesus is not deterred. Had Jesus not taught them adequately? Obviously yes He did.

10.Thus the need for the believer's abiding (staying before). 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Blessed Word Psalms 119 133

Read the passage: Psalms 119

(Order my steps in thy word, ...)
  1. The way to be blessed by God's providence.

  2. The way to feel God's presence.

  3. The way to see God's power.

  4. The way to have God's protection.

  5. The way to experience God's prominence.

  6. The way to gain God's profit.

  7. The way to experience God's promises, both now and forever. 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Listen to Jesus John 11 23, 24

Read the passage: John 11

(Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. ....)
  1. It is not what you thought Jesus said that counts.

  2. It is not what you hoped Jesus said that counts.

  3. It is not your own understanding of what Jesus said that is con-sequential.

  4. Listen to what Jesus said, plainly and understandably.
    What Jesus says is often received as too good to be true, thus, is not believed.

  5. Attribute full integrity to what Jesus said.

  6. Receive and act upon what Jesus said.

  7. Spiritual victory comes through believing what Jesus said. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Blessing of the Fullness of God Ephesians 3: 16

Read the passage: Ephesians 3: 16

(That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man;)
Referenced here is the indwelling presence of Christ, what that means and how it is appropriated to the believer.

1.God stands ready through His Spirit to grant you superior conditioning that comes directly from Him to meet your obligations and challenges.

2.The enablement of the Holy Spirit is of adequate and generous portion and satisfaction for the need of the heart to respond to life’s issues.

3.What a believer really needs is to be equipped with heaven’s resources and answers for the challenges he faces; God stands ready to grant them.

4.The riches of Jesus are of endless supply and fitting to any and all applications of faith.

5.The believer is given the strength of the Holy Spirit to respond, to equip, to endure, sufficient for the need of that child of God.

6.The greater strength of the child of God is an inner peace and strength that is not of his own making, but is his own for keeping that child of God.

7.The revelation from that child of God is that on the inside he is full of Jesus; the child of God lives and operates out of the fulness of Jesus’ life. 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Preparing to Worship Psalms 99: 9

click to Read the passage: Psalms 99  (a new browser window will open)

(Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at His holy hill; for the Lord our God is

1. There must be possession of the heart by God-ownership.

2. There must be possession of the heart by God- yieldedness.

3. There must be a clean heart of the believer.

4. There is to be a heart willing to encounter God on His terms.
Illustration- Luke 19: 11-26- parable of talents

5. There is to be a heart desiring to hear from God.

6. There is to be a heart yielded to Christ's glory.

7. There is to be a heart caught up in the timelessness of His presence.

8. There is to be a heart filled to overflowing with His grace.

9. There will be a clear witness of God's spirit presiding, exalting the work and
presence of the Lord Jesus Christ
Man will not be exalted at all.

10. There will be a sustaining holy reverence empowering the worship of God,
          capturing and holding the believer's heart to God.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Joy That Follows Faith Matthew 2: 10-12

click to Read the passage: Matthew 2  (a new browser window will open)

( They rejoiced with exceedingly great joy .... ) 

1) The joy of obedience 
following the star 

2) The joy of faithfulness 
continuing over many miles, many days 

3) The joy of fellowship 
Joseph, Mary, Jesus 

4) The joy of reward 
Jesus - worshipping Jesus 

V 11 5) The joy of giving 
( they presented unto Him gifts, ... ) 

v 12 6) The joy of renewal 
( they departed ... ) 

v 12 7) The joy of continuing. 
The effect of being in Christ's presence never wears off.