The Foundation of our Rights
I use the following to get the basis for our authority into my heart:
Authority of the name of Jesus, by the
Blood of God who became flesh, by the
(SHARP): NAU Matthew 18:21 Then Peter came and said to Him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?" 22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
Point of View: We do not forgive others readily because we do not comprehend the magnitude of the debt that God has forgiven us.
Action Step: Ask God to reveal the magnitude of the debt that was paid for us by the Cross of Christ – the blood debt.
Contained in the following verse are the five phases of the Christian’s growth cycle.
KJV Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
A word for this hour as we approach the Presidential Election:
I have always enjoyed exploring caves with Lurey Caverns being where Kathy and I went on our Honeymoon. The last two weeks have been an opportunity for me to explore Elijah's Cave (spiritually speaking). Remember, Elijah explored this cave after running from Jezebel's death threat (1Kings 19:2). This threat came after Elijah rebuked King Ahab to his face (1Kings 18:17,18), called fire down from Heaven which consumed the sacrifice, alter of stones, w
DEATH AFTER DEATH
NKJ Luke 16:19 " There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. 20 "But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, 21 "desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22a "So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom.
Note that when the beggar Lazarus died his spirit (including his soul, Hebrews 4:12) was escorted by angels to Abraham’s bosom.
Read this verse and then select the most correct answer for the following question.
NKJ Philippians 2:14 Do all things without complaining and disputing,
This verse concerning complaining is a(n) ____________ .
We have been ordered to stop complaining. Need some proof? The following New Testament passage summarizes what happened to the Israelites after they were rescued by God from Egypt.
Choose to be Chosen
(SHARP): NAS Matthew 22:1-14
Point of View: You must choose to be chosen.
Action Step: Choose to be God’s chosen by accepting the Lord Jesus as your Savior and Lord.
Benefit: You will become the chosen of God.
Key Point 1: God the Father has chosen all to Salvation before the beginning of the World. (Ephesians 1:4-8)
CAST OUT THE BONDWOMAN
NKJ Galatians 4:21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman.
In order to fully understand this passage let us go back to the Old Testament and review the historical account of Abraham and his first two sons.
THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST
NAU Psalm 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary
NAU Hebrews 9:22 And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
NAU Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace