Thursday, June 25, 2015

Worship the Lord for His Glory

Here are some of the worship songs I have enjoyed.

It is joy unspeakable and full of glory.
Bill Gather and other singers.

And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory! 1 Peter 1:8

We love Him because He first loved us. Our faith is expressed as we exalt in hope of the glory of God.

I Shall Not be Moved. 

Jeremiah 17:8
“For he will be like a tree planted by the water,
That extends its roots by a stream
And will not fear when the heat comes;
But its leaves will be green,
And it will not be anxious in a year of drought
Nor cease to yield fruit."

When we are by the water of God, ( His Word ) we are able to stand in faith. Why? Because we have been with Jesus.

It is a victory when we understand life when Jesus comes into our heart.

Whose Report Will You Believe?
Isaiah 53:1
"Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? KJV

Many will not believe the report of the Lord. Yet faith accepts God's Word. Let us stay in the Word of God and believe what He has said.

Blessed Assurance
In assurance we praise the Lord. And in doubt we should turn to the Lord to praise Him and regain the victory.

Here is some verses on assurance that I got from the God vine website.ll

Isaiah 32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope to the end:

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy has begotten us again to a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 John 5:13 These things have I written to you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe on the name of the Son of God.

1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us:

1 John 5:15 And if we know that he hear us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

Here is an old time Pentecostal worship service. I like they way they minister and pray for each other in the worship service.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fight Back

John 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came
that they may have life and have it abundantly."!!!!

David and  his men lose their families while fighting and return to see
their town burned and their families captured.

All of them are devastated and morn their loss. Then their anger turns
on David and he is blamed.  David turns to God for help as the people
talk of killing him. David not only has lost his family, city and the
respect of his men. Now his own life is in danger. His life is at rock

But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
Don't give up. Don't ever give up. Don't even think about giving up.
When you are on God's side you are more than a conquer. Nothing can
stop the power of God. Nothing can stop His love.

Then David asks if he should pursue the band? God said, "you will
overtake them and rescue all."

David goes after the band with his 600 men. 200 are too tired to continue
on to the fight. So 400 move into the attack. Remember they had been
marching to battle allied with the Philistines and then retreated back
to Ziglag, when they weren't trusted. Then they turn around and march
the other way.

By chance, but I don't believe in chance, God lets them find an Egyptian
wondering in the desert without food or water. They feed him and when
his strength returns attacked Ziglag. He agrees to lead David to the band.

David and his men find them spread all over the land in a wild party.
The attack is at twilight and the battle rages for 24 hours. All were
slaughtered but 400 that got away on camels.

God wants us to take back what we have lost to Satan. There is no power
that will stop us as we are led by God. The gates of hell can't prevail
against Godly people attacking. We can go into hell holes on earth and
take back what has been stolen.

God's ways are different now then they were in the Old Testament. But
battles rage none the less. We may conquer when we cooperate with the
Spirit of God. using His weapons.

Eph 6 weapons
Helmet of salvation - We have the mind of Christ. The Holy Spirit will
remind us whatever Christ has spoken to us. Be renewed in the spirit of
your mind. The mind set on the Spirit is life and peace. Let your mind
dwell on what is good. Meditate on the Word day nd night.

Girdle of truth. Jesus is the way the turth and the life. Jesus wrote the
Bible. The Bible is God's word. The Bible is anointed by the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth.

Breastplate of righteousness. We are saved, not on the basis of our
works, but the work of Christ on the Cross. We stand not on what we do,
but rely on the blood of Jesus.

Shield of Faith - We act according to Jesus has spoken to us. We accept
not the present circumstances but what God has promised.

Sword of the Spirit - Use the Bible as directed by the Holy Spirit.

Shoes - We are prepared to share the gospel as we are led by the Holy Spirit.

We pray - There is real power in prayer.

2 Cor 10:3-5 weapons

We don't fight just in a nice church building but to bring victory where:
lost souls
are ruling and destroying lives.

There are 4 points to spiritual vitality
light - truth, the Bible correct doctrines
love  - action and care for the unlovable. Not ignoring the problem but
doing something to solve it.
prayer - communion with God both talking and listening
praise - having an attitude of thankfulness no matter what is happening.
attitude of looking at the promise and not the circumstance.

This video on youtube is a great illustration of fighting back.