Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Go with God and His Word

Photobucket Fear tolerated is faith contaminated. Kenneth Copeland

 Counter fear with the Word. 2 Cor. 10:3-5

 The dominating power of the Word of God. Isa 10:27 John 1:1,14 John 14:10

 Have faith in the dominating power of the Word of God John 14:12

 We are born again not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, by the living and abiding word of God. 1 Peter 1:23

 Decide to go with God and His Word.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bone Strength

Isaiah 58:11 "And the Lord will continually
guide you,
And satisfy your desire in scorched places,
And give strength to your bones;
And you will be like a watered garden
And like a spring of water whose waters do
not fail."

Isaiah 66:14 "Then you will see this and your
heart will be glad.
And your bones will flourish like the new
And the hand of the Lord will be made known
to His servants. ..."

Proverbs 3:8 "It will be healing to your body
and refreshment to your bones."

Job 21:24 "His sides are filled out with fat,
and the marrow of his bones is moist,"

Prov 15:30 Bright eyes gladden the heart and
good news puts fat on the bones.

Proverbs 16:24 "Pleasant words are a
honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to
the bones."
Proverbs 17:22 "A joyful heart is good
medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the

Proverbs 4:22 "For they are life to
those who find them and health to all their

Proverbs 12:18 "There is one who
speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword,
But the tongue of the wise brings healing."

Confessing the word of God is a good way to build strength in the spirit and repel the work of the enemy.

Rev 12:11 and they overcame him, because of the blood of the lamb, the word of their testimony and they did not love their life even unto death.

We change the course of our life with our tongue. James 3:4-6 We can also set our life on a course for destruction by our speech.

Job 22:28 We can set the course of our life by our statements.

Isaiah 41:15 “Behold I have made you a new sharp threshing sledge with double edges; you will thresh the mountains and pulverize them, and make the hills like chaff.” The bible has been refereed to as a 2 edged sword, Hebrews 4:12; Rev 19:15; Jesus is the Word John 1:1. Mountains are a type of problems.
Mark 11:23

Lord I pray for our bones to be strong and the pain to leave our bones, joints, ligaments. Thank you Jesus. Thank you for a health body to live life to the fullest.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Walk in the Spirit with Disagreement

Water rushing down the hiking trail.

Walking in the Spirit in the midst of disagreement and opposition. Don't look to the problem look to what the Bible says and follow a course of reconciliation and peace making.

So what do you do when you have an enemy that is out to hurt you? You give a blessing in response.

What to do when experiencing opposition. Refer to the word in prayer for the peace of God and the direction of God and the will of God and the grace of God and the love of God.

The attitude of Abraham is a good course to take. Give way and take the lesser value alternative. God will bless you and support you as you walk in faith.

Romans 8 God will be with you and help you and support you and guide you and bless you and you can't go wrong walking in faith with God on your side.

You don't have to protect yourself. You can trust God to provide for you and be with you and give you a life of faith and joy and fulfillment.

Luke 12:15 not even when we have an abundance to does our life consist of our possessions. True life and joy comes from walking in the Holy Spirit and His word breathed to you.

With this attitude real problems become miniscule. Why? Because we are assured of God coming through for us and we have peace in the midst of turmoil. Then when the turmoil leaves not only will you be blessed in this life you will be blessed in the Spirit as well.

Life in the spirit does not look at what can be seen but what can't be seen. Life does not just consist of what you can see taste feel hear and smell. Just as radio and TV waves are here so is the Spirit of God. We accept the reality of the TV and radio waves without a problem. Let us accept the Spirit of God as well. He can do so much for us as we look to Him.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Christ The Healer

FF Bosworth wrote a book on healing.

Christ The Healer. pdf ebook

I highly recommend reading it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Rash Speaking

Shagbark hickory nuts

Psalm 106:32,33
"They also provoked Him to wrath at the waters of Meribah,
So that it went hard with Moses on their account;
Because they were rebellious against His Spirit,
He spoke rashly with his lips."

Moses being a mature man of God was punished by speaking rashly against the Israelites, when they complained to him about not having water.

Moses said Num 20:10,11 "Listen now you rebels; shall we bring forth water for you out of this rock? Then Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod and water came forth abundantly."

1st God told Moses to speak to the rock, and he struck it.
2nd He called the people rebels.
3rd He said that he and Aaron would bring out the water.

Because of this disobedience Moses couldn't go to the promised land. Deut. 3:25,26 The promised land is a type for us to receive the promises of the Bible in our lives.

When we speak rashly or in anger which would not be in faith, we negate the work of the Word of God that is promising us answers that we are seeking.

The word of God is like seed and it needs to be cared for. Our heart is what receives the seed. A hard heart is like hard soil. A soft and broken heart towards God is like tilled soil to receive the seed, God's word.

Brokenness is saying we are nothing without Jesus. Brokenness is looking to God and not ourselves. It is saying we can't operate without the help of Jesus. Phil 4:13 a common Scripture says, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."

We are able to leap over a wall with Jesus and can't climb over it without Him.

Repentance that is just of the flesh is sorry we got caught and sorry we look bad to others. And sorry we are missing out on the blessings of godliness. Yet not willing to take the steps to change from self indulgent to sold out for Jesus.

Lord hep me turn from speaking for myself and speak for you with my whole heart.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Let God's Word Richly Dwell Within

Colossians 3:16
companion Scripture Eph 5:18-20

Richly dwell. Let the Word of Christ richly dwell. Let what Christ has said live in your heart richly. To be rich is to have way more than enough.

Have the Word of Christ be so abundant that you have way more than enough Scripture for your need and your life.

To richly have the Scriptures is to learn wisdom from what it says. To learn wisdom is not only know what it says. It is also to do what it says. And not only to do what it says but to have what you do become effective in the purpose that you set out to accomplish.

With this acquired wisdom, comes teaching others. To tell them how you got it done by the direction of the Holy Spirit working with you. And teaching them how to get it done directing them how to hear the Holy Spirit and how you got it done.

Admonish is to challenge them to go beyond the comfort area they are currently in and branch out to further outreach.

Also if there is sluggishness or sin to get them to see the advantage of a life lived in obedience to the Holy Spirit.

Now the singing and thankfulness should come as a means of fellowship. To jam together and enjoy life together.

This is not intellectual ideas. This comes from the heart of believers as they have learned it from the Heart of God. This heart life comes from devotion to God and others.

v17 Do all in the name of Jesus. Wow what a statement. We are representatives of Christ. Ambassadors so to speak 2 Cor 5:20 As ambassadors we represent our King to others. So we are doing service to God and others in the glorious name of Jesus.

Now if we do things in the name of Jesus we have prayed for God to bless our work before hand in the name of Jesus. If we pray in the name of Jesus we have the requests we have asked. John 14:14; 1 John 5:14,15

Acting in prayer in Jesus name is to then do it with success. The key is for Scripture to richly dwell within. It is the starting point and the life giving point. And from the life of Jesus teaching, wisdom, singing to God, thanksgiving from our hearts springs forth and this will result in our speaking and acting in accordance to the life God is giving us. And give that out to others.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Prosperity and Peace

Prosperity and peace go together. If you don't have enough, there is tension because you are striving to get the basic needs for your life. Peace is hard to come by without having what you need.

Jesus said in John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” 

This verse presents a different dynamic to peace and prosperity. God's word will bring peace to us as we live by faith, not by sight. The world has problems, but Jesus has overcome the world. How has He overcome the world for us? "And this is the victory that has overcome the world our faith." 1 Jn 5:4b

In the spiritual, we overcome by faith. The natural will present problems, but faith in the word of God will overcome the problems in the natural.

Ps 122:7 seems to be talking of peace and prosperity in the natural. Yes, the two go together. It is hard to have one without the other. In the spirit there is a different dynamic. Life can be superseded by the word of God.

At times spiritual peace and natural peace look the same. You can tell the difference when trials, tribulations and troubles come our way. Spiritual peace will shine during the trial, but natural peace will crash.

There is no strength with natural peace. It is just enjoyed as it happens. Spiritual peace, on the other hand, is not reliant on circumstances or others. There is a joy and peace given by God to those who walk with Him by faith. They are not looking at what is seen but what is not seen. Their life is hid in God. Life circumstances don't shake them. Why? Because they are living according to the promises of God. Their concerns are given to God and they receive peace according to the promise given in Phil 4:6-9

Yes, God offers prosperity, but we are not to focus on prosperity or seek it as a primary object.  1 Tim 6:9 gives a warning. "But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction." In fact, we are to flee riches and seek the things of the spirit. 1 Tim 6:11

That is not to say that blessings aren't a by-product following God. Yes, blessing will come, but the example and lessons of Job show that we are not to judge others who have not entered into the life of prosperity.

(What are the quick lessons of Job?
1 Things aren't always as they look.
2 Don't be quick to judge.
3 Job came closer to God through trials.
4 Job was healed when he prayed for his friends.
5 The good generic counsel of Job's friends didn't apply to him.)

We are to use the blessings and prosperity we have received to minister to others for the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Cor 9:8  "And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed."

What do you do if your basic needs aren't met? Go to God in prayer, receive peace from Him, walk in faith and joy, not in your circumstances but in your relationship with God.

Phil 4:11 Paul learned to be content in whatever circumstance he found himself. "Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am." When he wrote that he was sitting in a jail cell. 

We can be content wherever we are as we have a close relationship with Christ. Only our walk with Christ fulfills, not the abundance of stuff. 

Desire contentment; seek for contentment. It is a rare jewel. With contentment comes peace, allowing us to advance in the kingdome of God.

Psalm 33:17 "A horse is a false hope for victory nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength."

People look at having things and investments for security, yet it is not our ability in the natural that will give us victory. Victory comes through the Lord. We should not reject the natural means as led by God but use it to serve the Lord. Keep in mind the natural is only a tool the Lord uses. 

Serve God, walk in peace and prosperity, minister to others and live in a peace that is not reliant upon circumstances but on Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

Go in peace,


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Kingdom Principles

The natural kingdoms of this world are based on:
Military might.
Economics to pay for the military.
A basic phalosaphy of life permeates from their

In the natural authority with guns allows people to
opporate in the natural kingdom they are in.

God's kingdom also has foundations but they are not
the same as in the natural.

1st Salvation allows a person to see into the kingdom.
John 3:3 Believing gives us the right to be the son of
God John 1:12

2nd Salvation changes our heart therefore we love. Love
is the proof that we are flowing in the kingdom of God.
John 13:34,35

3rd reconizing the love that is there and then by faith
flowing in the Spirit of God. To opporate in the Kingdom
of God is to oporate in faith.

There are 2 stories brought to my attention by church
this morning. Jonah and the Prodigal son. Both were
uncooperative people that went against the Lord. Jonah was
bitter or unwilling to follow God. Later when he did
follow the Lord his heart was not in it.

The older brother of the Prodigal son also was obedient
son but his heart was not right. He was bitter or
resentful of his younger brother getting a
party/celebration when he returned.

The question I have is how can a person guard against
this bad attitude. When they see others that should be
punished but get rewarded instead.

The kingdom of God does not opperate on self
righteousness. It works when people have a broken and yielded heart towards God.
If we aren't rejoicing when a sinner repents there is
something drasticly wrong.

Pray for a soft heart by praying for the repentant sinner to have a blessed life. If we don't get this right our ability to have faith is cut off. Mark 11:25,26

Saturday, April 21, 2012

There was a guy I planted trees with in the Oregon woods. I remember him saying, "problems (speaking of slash which was logging debris that got in our way of planting trees) what problems? I don't see any problems." And he was the fastest tree planter on the crew.

The lesson being our work is hindered if we focus on problems instead of solutions.

Of course there is problems or there wouldn't be any work to do. But Jesus is the solution and He gives us stratagy on what we can do to overcome the problems.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

God Offers Healing for All

Ex 15:26 Speaks of God not letting the Israelites have any of the diseases that Egypt had. I am looking for promises in the Bible that show that we are free from disease and sickness according to the promises of the Bible.

God promises are for our benefit. He will do His part when we do our part.

Deut 7:15 God promises to remove from us all sickness. This is a great promise that we have that what ever we come down with we can go to God and He will remove them. Some will say you are taking Scripture from the Old Testament. That is true but the New Covenant is better than the old and so what is in the old will also be in the new. And God will add to the new.

It says that all Scripture is for our instruction. We are healed at the cross and and so the Old Testament is still valid for our instruction.

Proverbs 4:20-22 is one of the most interesting healing Scriptures I have come across. It says:
My son, give attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.
Do not let them depart from your sight;
Keep them in the midst of your heart.
For they are life to those who find them
And health to all their body.

God's words and sayings are like medicine, except they don't have any side effects!

As we meditate on the Scripture promises we receive the benefits of what they say. Keep your mind on them and don't let doubt come in and destroy the idea you are contemplating.

The more I meditate on them the more I get out of them.
The Word of God changes things. God's word is not just ideas. The Scriptures are alive and can affect life in the here and now. Heb 4:12

Psalm 105:37 not one stumbled. This verse is talking about the people leaving Egypt and not one of them stumbled or to say it another way no one was sick or weak. NOT ONE. What a record! This God who kept all Israel strong can do the same for us.

God is not a respecter of persons. What he did for one person He will do for another. We can trust Him in all we do.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Jesus Lives - Live the Word

Jesus Lives. We celebrate the resurrection each year and go to church to worship Jesus and live for Him. That is half of the equation. The other half is to do what we say. That is to live for Jesus.

How do we live for Him? He wrote us a letter explaining life and purpose to live for God. In this letter this Bible we have many directions and promises that God said He would do. To live for Him is to start by folowing the directions of the Bible. As we grow in Him we will pray and get more spacific direction. This direction will not go against the Bible but will show us more spacificly the things we are to do.

Live for Jesus. This is not so easy in a world that is full of material temtations. Yet it is easy as we draw close to Him in prayer for strength and direction.

John 6:21 one of the basic verses in the bible for me. When Jesus gets in our boat of life we are at the destination God has for us. The point is not so much prep but is relationship. Relationship with God and relationship with others. The prep will come. Our life with Jesus in our boat of life will cause us to read and study the Bible to learn more about and from Jesus.

Verses of the Bible are much deeper than appear on the surface. Pick a verse or a few to meditate on. Don't be afraid of this word meditate. Use the word ponder instead. Ponder the meaning of a passage of Scripture. As we learn from Jesus the ideas of the verse will become real in our life and we will teach, share and live this idea.

The power of the resurrection will change us as we take the words of Jesus as meaningful and not just religious and nice.

To believe is to live. Let us apply our heart to believe and live. Within ourselves we are nothing. With Jesus we are spiritual and the Spirit of God will give life to us.

Praise God for His resurrection. Praise You Jesus. You are Lord and You are Powerful. You come to the lowly of heart and meet us here on this dirty Earth. Give us Your life. Give us Your direction. Thank you Jesus.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Misunderstanding Faith

You can't have faith 2nd hand. In other words, if a man has faith and doesn't need doctors and walks in victory. You can't just say, "ok he did it so I'll do it."

One must have faith for himself. And faith comes by hearing God, not man. Romans 10:17 Though God might speak through man.

 And faith is not learned when taught. It is learned when lived. Eph 4:15 For faith is NOW. Heb. 11:1 Faith is not fully learned when taught but learned with love Gal. 5:6 and love needs action.

 Many people hear faith teaching with their physical ears but not with the ears/eyes of their heart Eph 1:18 and so have hope but not faith. So there will always be misunderstanding. But if we have Jesus we have what we need. John 6:21

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Believe, then You Can See

Proverbs 4:21 Let not God's word depart from your sight.

Now this is interesting. If it was up to me I would write let not God's word depart from your thoughts. But it wasn't written that way. It says let God's word not depart from your sight. What's the difference? Well we are not just to think of what it says but to see the results of what it says. Or envision the results of what it says.

Matt 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit because theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Yet if you look with your eyes in many cases there is no indication that God is moving in power in your life. But if we unite Proverbs 4:21  With Matt 5:3 we have a man that is poor in spirit with the kingdom of God.

He needs the kingdom of God. But is not experiencing anything at present in the physical. But if he cries out to God and believes in God, (by the way he has no choice but to believe in God, because he is poor), it will be granted to him. Mark 11:24

There is an old saying that says seeing is believing. Well that is backwards. It is the believing that alows us to see. If we keep our eyes on the Word of God and the promises instead of our problem we will see the answer to our problem in the spirit and then in the physical.

Or we can be like Shadrack, Meschack and Abendego, who said if God does not come through we will still obey God. To be poor in spirit is to live for Jesus no matter what the cost. Not because we don't care but because we are looking to Jesus and not to ourselves. To truly be poor means there is no choice but to trust God.

Look to the word and Jesus is the word. Look to what He said and take Him at His word. Trust Him to keep His word. Believe Him that He is worthy to be trusted. If we live we are the Lords and if we die we are the Lords. Romans 14:8 If you are poor you have nothing to lose.

We can't live for Jesus if we are not poor. I'm not saying you can't live for Jesus if you have money. I am saying we live for Jesus when our ability is nothing and we rely on Jesus and His word. And we have nothing to lose. Walk with our eyes on the Word of God and not our ability. If we have something we can look to ourself. But if we have nothing we can only look to Jesus.

Is Jesus a man of His word? Most woud say yes but act as if He wasn't. You got to be real if you want to get anywhere.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Minister to God by Helping the Poor

Matt 25:40 To the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even to the least of them, you did it to Me.

Proverbs 19:17 One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for  his good deed.

Matthew 10:42 And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.

Deut 15:7 If there  is a poor man, don't harden your heart or close your hand from you poor brother.

Prov 14:31 He who is gracious to the poor honors his maker. Contrasted to to taunting his maker.

Eccl 11:1,2 Cast your bread to 7 or 8 places, the return will be later,

2 Cor 9:6-8 Sow with good attitude, you reap what you sow, God will give you what to sow.

Hebrews 6:10 God will not forget you work.

1 John 3:17 Giving to the needs of the poor shows God's love.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Heart after God

What are your plans to keep your heart from growing cold?

Rehoboam had been unfaithful to the Lord. 2 Chron. 12:2 Many times I find myself distant from the Lord and sluggish in doing the work of the Lord. I don't want to be like this. I want to be a servant of the Lord and follow Him fully. Yet I get sidetracked in the mundane things of life and get off the track of living for Him.

Not only that but major problems will come to me at times. Will I fall during these hard times?

Later in this same chapter of 2 Chron. 12:14 it states that Rehoboam did not set his heart to seek the Lord. I think this is the key to a walk with the Lord. Are we going to make Jesus Lord of our life? Or are we gong to make Jesus just a part of our life? How we respond to trouble will show if Jesus is our lord or just there, so we will look good to others.

Life presses us at times. And when we are squeezed, what is in will come out. David set his heart to follow God through thick and thin. Psalm 57 speaks of real trouble. Yet David has decided to have his heart steadfast in God. Ps 57:7

Let us not be of those who shrink back to destruction Heb. 10:39, but those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.

Lord I know in my heart there is no good thing if I don't make a place for You. Let me always look to you both when life is good and also when life is hard.

Psalm 57:7-11
7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!
8 Awake, my glory!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
9 I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to You among the nations.
10 For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens
And Your truth to the clouds.
11 Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.

Third Day I Have Decided To Follow Jesus

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Live Ready

Luke 12:35 Be dressed in readiness and keep your lamps lit. (NASB)
This verse presents 2 aspects. A heart ready for action. And a life already shining for God.

Living ready, responds to God's Word with faith. Luke 12:35 Luke 8:15

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

John G. Lake's Secrets of Divine Healing


1. Destroy sacred cows concerning sickness and power.

2. Recognize sickness and disease as an enemy.

3. Get fed up.

4 Treat all sickness the same.

5. treat all sickness like a person.

6. Command not beg.

7. Speak to the problem - not to others about the problem.

8. See people as oppressed prisoners of war.

9 Get clean - stay clean.

10. Stay out of pride - anyone could do what your are doing.

11. Be aggressive - develop your aggressiveness.

12. Be led by God's character and nature.

13. Accept responsibility for your fellow man.

14. Decide to obey the Bible, not some arbitrary feeling.

15. Know that God is with you, in you, and for you.