Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bind the Strong Man

I just read a very good article on binding the strong man (Satan).  Then plundering his house to bring others to Jesus.

We renounce all sin and then get others to Christ by having them repent and come to Christ.

Here is another article  on binding the strongman.
the steps are Authority, intercession, displacement, resistance, occupation and fortification.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Live a Life Looking Unto Jesus

Live a life looking unto Jesus

Hebrews 12:2
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

I will not willfully sin when I look at Jesus in the situation. How can I sin against Christ when He is right there? And in fact He is right there.

Seek to know Jesus and not just about Jesus. I know about the president. But I don't know him. Spend time searching the Scriptures to know God better. But don't just make it a study of data. Make it a prayerful time. Praying over each Scripture you read. Talk to Jesus throughout the day. And start learning how to hear. When you hear Christ you will have the power to live for Christ.

John 10:27
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;

Quit reading and watching things that are bad influences to Christian living. What we feed ourselves strongly influences our life.

Learn to believe Jesus.

John 11:40
Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Walk by Faith

I was thinking about 2 Cor 5:7
"For we walk by faith no by sight."

As I read this verse I wanted to paraphrase it to put into practice.

Hope springs for the promises in the Bible. Hebrews 11:1 and 2 Peter 1:4

For we live our daily life by hope
that springs from the Word God reveals to us.

We don't live by taste, feel, sight,
hearing or touching. We don't live by what we
have experienced in the past. We don't live by
what others have said, experienced or believe.
We don't live by the general consensus of

We live by the direction of the Holy

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Standing Before God

We confess what Jesus has promised us. We pray over what Jesus has promised us. We have authority and we have confession.

It says in Ephesians that we are to stand. I see two meanings to this. One is that we are standing on the promises that God has given us and we are looking for Him to grant them to us. We know that we have the petitions we have asked because we are living according to the requirements for the promises to be fulfilled.

We are not experiencing the answer, but we are assured of it because of the Word of God.

There is another aspect to standing. We are to stand in the presence of God. Jeremiah, Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah and others talk about this. It is in the presence of the Lord that we get the authority to rule. It is in the presence of the Lord we are able to minister to the sheep we have been given. It is in the presence of the Lord we are given the ability to minister. It is in the presence of the Lord we are given the words to minister.

John 6:21 Jesus in the boat. How do we get Him in our boat? It really is not Him getting in our boat but us getting in Jesus' boat. And we do that by going before God and standing in His presence.

How do we stand? Heb 4:16 We can come boldly. What I see from standing is that we are there to receive not to ask.

I see standing as being in God's presence with the assurance of the promise from His Word. Yet we do not experience the fulfillment here on earth yet. We are standing when we stand firm between the promise in heaven and the chaos on earth. Faith brings the answer to earth. Assurance in God's faithfulness.

Do we believe God is a man of His word? Or is God just an old man that really isn't actively involved in the day to day issues of life? God is a God of His Word, and we can ask and receive in Jesus name! John 14:14

We are living in a disconnect between what we say we believe and how we really live. How we live is the true way of our belief.

To change from a wishy washy life to a life of faith takes time with God.