Thursday, May 25, 2017

Romans 8:13



Romans 8:13 “for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”

We try to stop sinning in ourselves, by our flesh by keeping rules. At first keeping rules to stop sin seems good. But it doesn't work. Col 2:20-23 By the Spirit we put to death the deeds of the body by turning from focusing on ourselves to serving Christ according to the leading of the Spirit.

Gal 5:16,18 “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
18 “But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.”

It is the law the brings sin into focus. When we turn our focus to Christ we have freedom. What we feed grows. When we turn our mind to Christ our spirit revives and we grow. Phil 4:8,9

Paul refers to himself 53 times in Romans 7. In Romans 8 he refers instead to the Spirit. The answer is to focus on Christ and do that by living for Him.

If instead we focus on our natural desires, our spirit is unused and we cease to be effective in spiritual matters.

When we are letting the Spirit direct us Rom 8:14 we are putting to death the deeds of the body by being active in serving Christ.

I start my day by speaking life. If I feel down at the start of the day I speak life. If I feel great, I start my day by speaking life. If I don't feel anything, I start my day by speaking life. And what do I speak about? SCRIPTURE! John 6:63

Have as your purpose to live for Christ. And we do this by loving others. Then you will live. 1 Thes 3:8


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Paycheck to Paycheck

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Let us not live Paycheck to Paycheck in the Spirit.

Are we preparing for the future in our faith or are we just going day to day? Ps 90:12; Heb 12:12,13

Build for future.
Without a vision the people perish. Prov 29:18; Hosea 4:6
Encourage others God's coming through for you. Isa 35:3,4; Job 4:4; Heb 10:25

When trials come to knock you out of faith, your vision/faith gives the the anchor and strength to carry on. Heb 6:19; Rom 5:5

Spend time with Jesus (in truth, not just marking time) to solidify your faith. The more you spend with Him the stronger your faith grows. John 15:1-8

All the great saints lived with abandon. Eccl 9:10; Phil 3:7,12,13; Matt 13:44

Kingdom experienced by zeal. Don't live nonchalant, live with zeal. Live in zeal from the Word of God. Isaiah 9:7; Isa 59:17

But some say, "I'm doing all I can."
Do it calling out to God. Do it holding fast to the promise, help is on the way. Do it praying in tongues. Do it crying out to Jesus.

Some say, "I don't pray in tongues." The Holy Spirit is there for you. Receive Him or open up to Him. He will baptize you. Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4

Don't Quit. God backs up His word for those who believe Him. Ps 119:89; Ps 19:7-9; John 11:40

If you got pain, Jesus is a pain taker. Isa 53:5
Do you have chains, Jesus is a chain breaker. Ps 68:6; Ps 107:14
If you feel lost, Jesus is a way maker. Prov 4:18; Ps 23:4

If you need freedom, Jesus is a prison shaking Savior. John 8:36; Eph 3:12 (taken from Zachariah Williams)

Monday, January 2, 2017

Faith Laws Revised 2017






















(Note: These laws are for Kingdom use and not for self indulgence. John 10:10 says Jesus came to give us an abundant life. It also says in Luke 12:15 we are not to be greedy. Even when we have an abundance our life does not consist of our possessions. We can't believe in faith for our own pleasure. James 4:3)

  1. Faith laws are active each time we believe. Romans 3:27 Laws work each time or they would not be laws.
  2. Each of us are given faith. Romans 12:3; 2 Peter 1:1
  3. Forgiveness enables faith to work, while unforgiveness cancels faith. Mark 11:25,26
  4. Our speech has the power of life. Prov 18:20,21 
  5. Our speech has the power of death Proverbs 18:20,21
  6. Faith is a decision. We decided to have faith. Or we continue in the natural. Mark 11:22
  7. We have a part to play in God's plan which is faith, or it won't happen.
  8. We can respond to the command to have faith.  Deut 30:19,20
  9. Command the problem to go. Or cower under the problem Mark 11:23
  10. We can believe what we command or doubt our command. Mark 11:23 The answer will come for those who command with belief. Mark 11:23 Job 22:28
  11. Believe when you ask for something you receive it. The answer comes for those who believe they have received. Mark 11:24
  12. Faith is not half hearted. Search for God with all your heart. Jer 29:13
  13. Faith is eager to get out and start doing what is believed for. Luke 8:15
  14. Praying night and day builds faith. Luke 18:1-8
  15. When your prayer of worry turns to praise. Your prayer is building faith. Philippians 4:6-9
  16. Humble prayers bring the answer while self righteous prayers are useless. Luke 18:9-14
  17. Praying in the Holy Spirit (tongues) builds faith. Jude 201 Corinthians 14:14
  18. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit our prayers build faith. Jude 20
  19. Faith comes by hearing the word of God. Romans 10:17
  20. Spiritual hearing is facilitated by an eagerness to obey what we hear. Luke 8:15
  21. Faith works through love. Galatians 5:6 The purpose of faith is to help others.
  22. When you have love for a person in need, that is faith arising in you. Jesus having compassion for people. Mark 8:2,3
  23. Hope does not disappoint because the Holy Spirit pours out love to us.Romans 5:1-5
  24. Faith is sown in peace. James 3:18
  25. Faith is content not contentious.  Philippians 4:11
  26. Faith is content in the present and believes for the future. Phil. 4:11
  27. Faith has God's peace. John 16:33
  28. Faith needs works. James 2:17
  29. Do what you believe in, or what you do will change your belief. James 1:22
  30. Faith is perfected by works. James 2:22
  31. Faith goes out with joy and peace. Isaiah 55:12
  32. Faith can't coexist with a double mind. James 1:5-8
  33. Faith works to prepares for the future. Noah Genesis 6:22
  34. Faith works for what in the natural would be a waste. Noah Genesis 6
  35. Faith endures. James 1:2-8
  36. Faith understands authority.  The Centurion Luke 7:1-9; David and Saul
  37. Faith does not give up with the lack of an answer. Matt. 15:21f;  Mark 4:24f
  38. The poor are rich in faith. James 2:5
  39. Faith fixes your eyes on Jesus. Hebrews 12:2
  40. Jesus is the author of our faith. What He has written in the Bible brings faith. Hebrews 12:2
  41. Jesus is the finisher of our faith.  We can trust Jesus to give us our faith. Hebrews 12:2
  42. Pride and faith can't coexist Habakkuk 2:4 Faith looks to Jesus, while pride is looking at yourself.
  43. If you seek glory for yourself you are not lifting up Jesus and belief is voided. John 5:44
  44. God opens a door for faith. Acts 14:27 Jesus is the door. (John 10:7)
  45. Serve with no thought of self, increases faith. Luke 17:5-10
  46. Faith is assured of the promise. Hebrews 11:1
  47. Faith does not consider a report or evil report against God's promise. Eph. 6:16; Instead he continues to trust God.Psalm 112:7 Isa 53:1
  48. Praising God, defeats unbelief. Romans 4:20,21
  49. If you can rest in God for the answer, you have faith. Hebrews 4:1
  50. You have to fight for faith. 1 Tim. 6:12 If you can't rest, fight to get to rest in God. 2 Cor 10:3-6; Eph 6:10f
  51. Faith works in Jesus not the understanding of the promise. 2 Corinthians 1:20
  52. Faith is kept. 2 Timothy 4:7 you don't give up. Jude 24 God is able to keep you from stumbling. Luke 8:15 Hold fast the word. 
  53. Hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering. Hebrews 10:23 Speak what God has promised. Luke 8:15 Hold fast the Word. 
  54. Respond with eagerness Ps 110:3; Luke 8:15 contrasted with shrinking back from walking in faith. 
  55. The fear of man brings a snare. Proverbs 29:25 The solution is to fear God. Luke 12:5
  56. Faith does not get disappointed. Faith continues to believe. Romans 10:11
  57. Faith is required because, whatever is not of faith is sin. Romans 14:23
  58. If you doubt if you should do something, don't do it, because it would not be of faith. Romans 14:23
  59. A fleese is not faith. To use a flees is to walk by chance and sight. From weakness was made strong. Hebrews 10:34
  60. Faith is made strong in weakness. Heb. 11:342 Cor. 12:9
  61. Find people that had a good outcome to their life and imitate their faith. Heb. 13:7,8
  62. You can't try faith, you need to believe. Because the test of faith will cause those who try faith to quit.
  63. When we make Jesus Lord with belief is the beginning of faith. Romans 10:9,10
  64. When faith is lacking, love is lacking. Galatians 5:6
  65. Arrogance is not faith. 1 Corinthians 8:1,2 knowing the scriptures is not faith 
  66. Oral Roberts 3 steps of faith. God is your source Phil 4:19. Sow into your need 2 Cor 9. Expect a miracle Mark 11:22-24.
  67. Faith speaks about what you believe in. I believe therefore I speak. 2 Cor 4:13
  68. Faith believes God answers prayer. John 14:14
  69. Our fleshly desires void faith. James 4:3 Romans 8:7 When we get rid of our fleshly desires, faith can arise. 
  70. Friendship with the world voids faith. James 4:4 when we choose Jesus over the world faith is possible.
  71. Faith grows mighty in the battle. To grow stronger we need to be in the fight. Heb. 11:34 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith
  72. I must die to my fleshly  desires if I am to live by faith. Galatians 2:20
  73. Faith pleases God. We can't please God if we don't have faith. Heb.11:6
  74. Faith believes God rewards those who seek Him. Heb. 11:6
  75. If you have faith you will live by your faith. Habakkuk 2:4Matt. 4:4
  76. Our faith overcomes the world. 1 John 5:4
  77. Faith is ours. 1 John 5:4 It's our faith.
  78. Prayer and fasting builds faith. Matthew 17:20,21
  79. Faith lives by the word, has a dream, is adventurous, and is not affected by the world. Cho
  80. Faith needs courage. 2 Cor 5:6-8
  81. Faith stands before God. Jeremiah 15:19Heb. 4:16
  82. Faith defeats Satan by our actions. Romans 16:19,20
  83. Faith is strengthened by encouragement from others. Hebrews 10:25
  84. Faith is bold. Eph. 3:12
  85. Faith is not led astray by the enemies success of power. Deut 13:1-3
  86. Faith withstands a test from God. Judges 20:18f
  87. Faith continues after defeat. Judges 20:18f
  88. Faith trusts God. Proverbs 3:5,6
  89. Your faith will be tested. 1 Peter 1:7; James 1:2-4
  90. The alternative to faith is rational thinking.
  91. Faith starts with God not with works. Works won't build faith if faith is not there to start with.
  92. Start in the flesh and look for the Holy Spirit to help you, when God has already told you to do something in the Word. Smith Wigglesworth
  93. Faith is based on the hope of the Scriptural promise. Hebrews 11:1
  94. Faith will continue to the end, it will hold fast. Heb 3:63:14;James 1:2-4Rom. 5:1-5
  95. Faith thrives as you are in communion with God.
  96. Faith is NOW. Hebrews 11:1 Faith will act now.
  97. Faith is like a mustard seed. Faith starts small and grows with the right start and use. Matt 17:20
  98. Faith is perishable Hebrews 2:1 Use it or lose it Roy Hicks
  99. Faith is not presumption or denial. Faith comes from hearing the Word of God.
  100. Faith is confident. Phil. 1:6
  101. Scripture will not profit if it is not united with faith. Hebrews 4:2
  102. Faith and fear can't co-exist. Faith believes and fear doubts Luke 8:50
  103. Doubt will kill faith if left unchecked. 2 Cor. 10:3-5 So counter doubt with the promise of God.
  104. Meditation enriches our understanding of the Word of God. Psalm 1:3;Josh 1:8
  105. Faith is maintained by keeping your mind on the Word and rejecting the worry about the problem  2 Cor 10:3-5 Phil 4:6-9
  106. Faith does not fear death. Dan 3:16-18Matt 10:28
  107. Christ dwells in your heart through faith. Eph. 3:17
  108. Faith works as we look to Jesus relying on the love of God. Galatians 5:6Hebrews 12:2
  109. Faith is given to us, but it is our responsibility to use it. Rom 12:32 Peter 2:1Mark 11:22
  110. Expectation & anticipation. Faith expects and anticipates God's answer. Zeph 1:12
  111. Saying, "yes sir", to God's direction, will empower you with more faith to do it. 2 Corinthians 1:20
  112. The better we know God, the more faith we have. John 17:3

How to use these faith laws, and how to move from understanding to faith.
  1.  God will give you promises in your devotional time. Work to make these real. Colossians 1:29; John 6:29
  2. Meditate on the verse. Psalm 119:11; Joshua 1:8
  3. Has God given the promise to you? 2 Cor. 1:20 Is this promise for you? Pray over the verse to have it come real in your life. Have confidence this promise is for you. 
  4. Have the Scripture near by to quote often. Psalm 1:2
  5. Believing God will back up His word, state God is backing up His promise  to you, making it real in your life. Prov 18:20,21; John 6:63
  6. State the promise with expectation. Zeph 1:12
  7. You can tell faith has arrived by confidence, assurance, boldness, love, speaking about it and a true desire to do it. Romans 14:23
  8. Reject doubt with the instructions of 2 Cor. 10:3-6 
  9. If you are doubting if you should be doing something then it is not of faith. Romans 14:23
  10. Ask yourself if you are eager to do what God has promised? 
  11. When you go, go with joy and peace. Isaiah 55:12

 Listen to God's direction when problems persist. James 1:2-8; Isaiah 30:21

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Greater Works



Why can we do greater works than Jesus did? John 14:12,13,14

Because we are facing a defeated foe!

Hebrews 2:14 " Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, "

When you see someone sick, crying, hurting and in need and you walk past them. You have just walked past one of your works God has given you to do.

The person that has the I can in him, should never say I can't. - Smith Wigglesworth

Proverbs 19:17 "One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed." We can give from our need, knowing God will provide for us. 2 Cor 9:8