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Saturday, March 28, 2015

How to Respond in the Storm Mark 4: 39-41

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V 39.40 1)  Don't let fear steal away your peace.
(Peace, be still ••• )
(Why are ye so fearful?)

v 40 2)   Don't be caught without faith.
 (How is it that ye have no faith?)

v 41 3)   Fear God not conditions which threaten.
(and they feared exceedingly,)

v 41 4)   Lay your troubling conditions before Jesus.
 (What manner of man is this;)

v 41 5)   Let Jesus be in charge.
(that even the wind and the sea obey Him?)

v 41 6)   Don't hope to live free of difficulty, turn to Jesus in it.
 (even the wind and the sea obey Him)

v 41 7)   Don't be overcome by your problems, be overcome by your source--Jesus.
(even the wind and the sea obey Him)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gods Commitment Psalms 52: 9

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(I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy
name; for it is good before thy saints.)

1. It is done when God reveals it to the believer.

2. It is done when God declares it as available to a believer’s reach of faith.
Jesus is the author of a believer’s faith.

3. It is done before the uprising of the enemy’s opposition.
The enemy has no foreknowledge of God’s works.

4. It is done before the actions of misguided men take place.

5. It is done before uncertainty and doubts arrive.

6. It is done whether acknowledgment and cooperation is given.

7. It is done because God is true to His word which He has willingly declared.

8. It is done because God knows no limitation, nor has any oppostion to His

9. It is done because God has declared it so and is pleased to do it.

10. It is done and cannot be altered by men.
PSALMS 89: 34- God’s commitment; 
God could change His mind, (i.e. Gen 6: 6) and as in dealing with Israel 
when they rebelled.  Ex. 32: 14

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The End of Compromise Joshua 9: 25-27

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v.25            1.          It puts something in your hand that is unwanted.
                                 (And now, behold, we are in thine hand: as it)

v.25            2.         It closes the door on right.
                                 (as it seemeth good and right unto thee to do unto us, do.)

v.26            3.         It protects the undeserving and the guilty.
                                 (And so did he unto them, and delivered them out of the hand of the 
                                 children of Israel, that they slew them not.)

v.26            4.         It gives opportunity undeserved; it is grace by conscription.

v.27            5.         It leads to granting of a job but no ministry.
                                 (And Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and drawers of water for
                                 the congregation, and for the altar of the Lord, even unto this day, )

v.27            6.          It gives the gain of service but no increase for that service.
                                  (hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation, …)

v.27            7.          It provides mixed service to God.
                                  (and for the altar of the Lord, even unto this day, in the place which he    
                                  should choose.)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

In Pursuit of All God Has Joshua 13: 1-6

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v.1 1. God’s promises are not time deficient, that is there is sufficient time for the
claiming of God’s promises.
(…Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much and to
be possessed.)

v.1 2. God desires the partaking by His people of all the land of promise.
(land to be possessed.)

v.2 3. God has a very great land of promise to give to His people.
(This is the land that yet remaineth: all the borders of the Philistines, and all

v.3 4. The fate of the unjust remains the same; they are not an obstacle to the
plan or promises of God.
(From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even unto  the borders of Ekron northward,
which is counted to the Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, 
and the Ashdothites, the Eshkaionites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the 

v.4 5. All that God has promised to and for His people remains to be claimed by
(From the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that is beside the 
Sidonians unto Aphek, to the borders of the Amorites:)

v.5 6. God lays out before His people the places and points of privilege and gives
assurance of the promised fulfilment, illustrated by past faithfulness.
(And the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from
                Baalgad under mount Hermon unto the entering into Hamath.)

v.6 7. The way of victory remains the same, no matter the opposition or challenge.
(All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon unto Misrephothmaim, and
                 all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from before the children of Israel: only
                divide thou it by lot unto the Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded
The new testament declares-Jesus is the way. John 14

Saturday, March 14, 2015

What God Gives in Our Storm Mark 4: 39

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1) His presence
(and He arose)

2) His authority
(and rebuked the wind)

3) His Word
(and said unto the storm)

4) His resources
(Peace, be still)

5) His restoration
(and the wind ceased,)

6) His rest
(and there was a great calm.)

7) His blessing
(and there was a great calm.)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Instruction God Gives Luke 11: 9

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(And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; 
knock, and it shall be opened unto you.)

1. Asking is the basis of receiving.

2. Giving is God’s part.
Giving is permissible and permittable.

3. Receiving is not the result of negotiation or of encumbrance.
Then it would cease to be grace.

4. Seeking is a heart commitment to discover God’s answer.

5. Seeking is with certainty of finding.
God will help the believer find.

6. Knocking is a petition that is without certainty of the response of the one
One knows God is available, but not necessarily God’s answer.
Still the privilege to knock is granted and acknowledged.

7. The door opening is God’s part.
Freedom accompanies the opened door.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Praying in Secret Matthew 6: 5-8

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v 5 1) Prayer is not an activity, but communion with God.
         (for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and at the corners of the streets, ... )

v 5 2) The purpose of prayer is not to gain the attention of man, but the fellowship of God.
         (for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and at the corners of the streets, …)

v 5 3) Prayers of emptiness and filled with only humanity receive empty answers  filled
          only with the doubtings and troublings of humanity.
          (Verily, I say unto you, they have their reward.)
          Unbelief is filled with emptiness.
          Trust is filled with Kingdom riches.

v 6 4) Prayer is complete when only God is present with His child.

v 6 5) God hears prayer in private but grants answers openly.
          (shall reward thee openly)
          One may see answered prayer and testify of the answers, the focus is not oneself.

v 6 6) True prayer will be validated by God.

v 7 7) God's interest is in what is said not how much is said.

v 8 8) True prayer does not make vain repetition but has continuous fresh inspiration
           and anointing.
           (be not ye, therefore, like unto them)

v 8 9) True prayer is not to gain man's answers but the blessing of God's presence.
          (your Father knoweth ... )

v 8 10) True prayer rests in God's wisdom and timing of provision.
            ( ... what things ye have need of, before ye ask him) 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Right Decisions to Make Psalms 17 2-5

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v.2 1. To be just before God.

v.3 2. To be accountable to God.
(proved mine heart:)

v.3 3. To hide nothing from God.
(thou hast tested me,)

v.3 4. To be blameless before God.
(and shalt find nothing.)

v.3 5. To be pure hearted before God.
(I purpose that my mouth shall not transgress.)

v.4 6. To avoid the destroyer’s deception.
(Concerning the words of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from
the paths of the destroyer.)

v.5 7. To not slip or fall.
(Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.)