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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Christ's Teachings-God's View of the Harvest Luke 10: 2

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(Therefore said He unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth laborers into His harvest.)

                Subject is the harvest of lost souls:

1. It is the Lord Jesus’ harvest.
(His harvest)

2. The fields are ripe; the harvest is ready today.
(The harvest)

3. The harvest field is vast.
(is great)

4. Many laborers are needed; many more laborers are needed; there must be
many yet to go.
(but the laborers are few:)

5. Prayer is a vital part of the harvest.
(pray ye therefore)

6. God tells the followers how and what to do and gives the authority to so do.
(pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest)   
Jesus is that Lord giving the instruction, encouraging the praying and
answering the prayer of faith as well.

7. God must move upon the heart of the laborer.
(that He would send forth laborers into His harvest.)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Heart of Prayer Nehemiah 1: 3-11

v.3,4         1.            Our heart in tune with God’s heart, seeing the consequences of sin.
                        (Wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, …)(  prayed before the God of heaven,)

v.4            2.            Our heart crying out in agreement with God.
                        (Wept, mourned, prayed,)
                        matters of heart; impacting, consequential

v.5            3.            Our heart reverencing God.
                        (O Lord God of heaven, the great and awe inspiring God.)

v.5            4.            Our heart remembering God’s covenant.
                        (Who keepeth covenant and mercy for them who love Him and observe His 

v.6            5.            Our heart in humility and repentance.
                        (…which we have sinned…)
                        He wanted to be right  with God.

v.6,7         6.            Our heart loving God above all else.
                        (Sinned against thee… we have dealt very corruptly against thee, …)
                        intercession-taking another’s position; dealing with spiritual issues.

v.11            7.            Our heart desiring God’s will be done.
                        (O Lord, I beseech thee,)
                        rebuild the walls
                        Seeing what matters to God.
                        Basing prayer and commitment on what matters to God.
                        Really cooperating with God.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christ's Teachings-On Surrender Luke 9: 56-62

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v.59 1. There will always be another event or activity to pursue; there will always be 
another loyalty to keep.
  (And He said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to
go and bury my father.)

v.60 2. There is a path that leads to life.
(Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach
the kingdom of God.)

v.60 3. Followers of God have a clear priority.

v.61 4. God’s will cannot be put off or placed in a line of possibilities.
(And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them 
farewell, which are at home at my house.)

v.61 5. Followers of God must put Jesus before the closest of relationships.
see also 8: 21; 12: 52, 53

v.62 6. Followers of God are to have no plan of retreat- no turning back.
(And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and 
looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.)

v. 62 7. The kingdom of God is of highest significance- of highest example.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Light Presiding Acts 12: 7

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                           (And behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the 
                           prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up 
                           quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.)

            1.            Darkness cannot hide God’s light.

            2.            Evil cannot conceal God’s light.

            3.            Evil doesn’t have God’s light.
                           Peter had the light, the guards he was chained to didn’t.

            4.            Light is given to reveal Christ’s presence.

            5.            Light is given to show Christ’s deliverance.

            6.            Light is given to reveal Christ’s pathway.

            7.            Light is God’s expression of His purpose.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

If a Man Love Jesus John 14: 23, 24

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Evidence of a believer’s love will be manifested:

1. He will love God’s word.
(if a man love me, he will keep my words;)
loves hearing God’s word.

2. He will love obeying God’s word.
(He will keep my words;)
He will love the influence of God’s word on his life, all of it.

3. His life will bear evidence of the Father’s love.
(and my Father will love him)

4. His life (life needs) will be met by the Father and Son’s presence.
(and we will come unto Him,)

5. His life will be blessed by the fellowship of the Father and Son’s abiding presence. 
        (and made our abode with him.)

6. His life allows no evidence of dishonor or of not being committed to God’s
message of truth.   V. 24
(He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings.)

7. He realizes the absolute harmony between the Father and Son and respects
(reverences) it.   V.24
(the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Gather’s who sent me.)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Unless God Moves Psalms 60: 11

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                          (Give us help from trouble:  for vain is the help of man.)

                           Unless God moves:

            1.            The problems will continue.

            2.            Men will continue to usurp control.

            3.            Hurts and misunderstandings will continue.

            4.            Those sensitive to God will be oppressed by those insensitive to God.

            5.            The work of the Lord will be hindered.

            6.            The efforts of man are futile.

            7.            The servant of God waits.

To fail in waiting is to be impatient and to reap anxieties and fear.
Frustration sets in, willfulness follows, works of the flesh are pursued.
Men try to make man better.

Waits in trust; waits in grief; waits to know, to understand why, waits for God’s justice;.
This is ultimate waiting- the ultimate trial.
In waiting the servant learns wisdom, faith,: and how much he needs God; the necessity of God to work, the necessity of God’s honor, the necessity of God being God.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Prayer Privilege John 14: 14: 13

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(And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that 
the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If ye shall ask any thing in
my name, I will do it.)

1. Whatever is of faith.  (Ask)

2. Whatever Jesus name binds.

3. Whatever Jesus will requires.

4. Whatever Jesus works entail.

5. Whatever Jesus wills to do.

6. Whatever Jesus word authorizes.

7. Whatever gives true glory to the Father

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Evil as a Conglomerate Nahum 1: 11-13

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1)  Evil sponsors further evil; an evil city or governing body sponsors other evil conduct.
(v 11 there is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the Lord,  a wicked counselor.)

2)  Evil doesn’t act alone.

3)  Wickedness seeks others to carry out its deeds, succeeding in misleading the unwary.
(v. 11 a wicked counselor)

4)  Evil cannot hide nor mask its presence as against God.
(v 12 Thus saith the Lord; Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus)

5)  Whether few or many, all evil doers are enemies of God.
(v 12- and likewise many, yet thus)

6)  All of evil shall be cut down by God.
(v 12- Yet thus shall they be cut down, when He shall pass through.)

7)  The hold the enemy thinks he has on God’s people is broken.
(v. 13- For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.)

God upholds His own people.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Unbeliever John 14: 17-27

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v.24 1.Has no desire for God's sayings.
(He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings:)

v.24 2.Cannot keep God's sayings.
(He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings:)

v.17 3.Cannot receive truth.
(Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive,)

v.17 4.Has no witness of the Spirit of truth.
(whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him:)

v.17 5.Has no comforter within.
(Even the Spirit of truth, …for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.)
that is in the believer, not an unbeliever.

v.22 6.Has no revelation from God.
(Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?)

v.27 7.Has no lasting peace.
(Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, )