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The Spiritual Man #1 – In The Beginning

March 4th, 2012 No comments

In the beginning, God created man in the Garden.

God, light Himself, created light, spoke breath into existence, and divided light from dark.  He spoke the plants, and the animals, the sea and all that is in it, and it came into being.  He divided, formed, and fashioned, and called it good.  Very good.

From the beginning, He created it good.

There was nothing that was not good in all that He had made.

From the beginning, God placed man in Eden.

In a garden, with a mission, to subdue.

This was the call and the commission of the man.  It was his beginning, his calling, his purpose, and his role.  He was to be the subduer, he was to be the ruler, he was to be its sergeant.

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Pentecost

January 23rd, 2012 No comments

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Acts 2:1-3

When the day of Pentecost came, something new came.  John had prophesied concerning Jesus, “I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” Luke 3:16.  Jesus never did this in His life before the crucifixion, yet alive today, He is the baptizer with the Holy Spirit.

The Kingdom of Heaven poured out His Spirit, and the believers were given power from on high to be witness.This was the baptism in the Holy Spirit.  This was not the same as the receiving as the Spirit.  They had received the Spirit prior, according to John’s Gospel, after His resurrection when He appeared to them.

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Moving in the Anointing

November 3rd, 2011 No comments

 Who is blind but My servant, or so deaf as My messenger whom I send?
Who is so blind as he that is at peace with Me, Or so blind as the servant of the LORD?

Isaiah 42:19

When all around fades, and the only thing left is Him.  When all background noises, and all distractions are stripped away, and you are only His flame (Psalm 104:4).  When you see nothing but His purpose, and hear nothing but His voice.

There are many ways to move in the Kingdom’s power, but Jesus didn’t just come with a few simple nuggets, a few quick keys that might improve your ability to flow in the Spirit.  His teaching wasn’t “pointers” for ministry, it was a yoke (Matthew 11:30).

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We Testify to What We Have Seen

September 12th, 2011 No comments

I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.

John 3:11

One of the tenets of the Gospel is faith.  This can mean many things to some people, but a Bible definition goes something like this:  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1).  While many people claim to have a “faith”, their claims prove to be nothing at all.  They are houses built upon sand (or worse), and they have no ability to stand up for the Truth.

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Focus

September 11th, 2011 No comments

There is only one way to walk consistently in the power of God, and that is focus.  What a man beholds, he sees that thing, and it is magnified in his imagination.

If a man set gaze upon it, he can possess it, though it is costly.

Consider the following:

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:7

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Give Yourself to the Master

September 10th, 2011 No comments

Give yourself to the Master.  Unreservedly.  Whole-heartedly.  He is a treasure worth buying.  He is a pearl worth selling all for.

Absolute bondage to the Spirit is absolute freedom from sin.  Self seeking, self promotion, and selfish ambition are slavery, and provide for nothing.

Until you are willing to die, you will never live.  Until your life ends, you life, not Him.  Unless you hate your life, you are NOT His disciple.  Luke 14:26.

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Authority

August 27th, 2011 No comments

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

The question that comes around today in churches a lot is, How much authority does the believer have?  As much as Jesus can trust you with.

All authority comes from God.  God created government, stewardship, and the one authority structure that pertains to us everyone on the Earth today, the family.  God delegates His authority, that is, He gives individuals the responsibility to manage certain things, and so much as they faithfully execute their duties, they are permitted to continue.

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What ever happened to the Kingdom?

August 23rd, 2011 No comments

What ever happened to the Kingdom?  Jesus said,

But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

Luke 11:20

We have lost sight of the Kingdom.  Jesus came to set the captives free.  We can prophesy, we can cast out demons in His name, we can do might works and miracles, but we have lost the Kingdom.

I am not waiting for another dispensation for some grandiose allotment of power and authority from heaven.  Jesus declared sufficiently, after His passion and resurrection, that ALL authority in Heaven and Earth was His (Matthew 28:18).  We are not waiting for God to flip a switch in heaven; He already did that.  All we are waiting for is for the switch to be thrown in us.

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