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Divine Thoughts in Man

...JUST GO WITH WHAT YOU GOT!!!

When it comes to "thoughts", this is the highway
to sure "Christian" failure!

The Lord once stated:
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, 
neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD Isaiah 55:8 


----- BUT THEY SHOULD BE!!

----- BUT THEY NEED TO BE!!


Christian LivingJesus FollowingSpirit Leading
is taking upon ourselves GOD THOUGHTS and
God's WAY of THINKING!

In fact, one Divine grace and blessing for us to
receive, is that --- "We have the mind of Christ(1 Cor 2:16)

And in this effort is where "casting down imaginations...
and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience
of Christ" (2 Cor 10:5) comes into masterful affect!

- There are Divine & proper thoughts that we need to
   have towards God!

- There are Divine & proper thoughts that we need to
  have towards our spouses!

- There are Divine & proper thoughts that we need to
  have towards our church and Jesus brothers & sisters!

- There are Divine & proper thoughts that we need to
   have towards our pastor & spiritual leaders!

- There are Divine & proper thoughts that we need to
  have towards "the lost"!    

Etc.,etc!

But you cannot just go with your "gut feeling" or
thoughts that come natural!!!

WE MUST GO TO THE WORD and it is there
that we find the GOD THOUGHTS on these issues!

We then read and study and learn and believe and
embrace for OURSELVES God's thoughts!

Then it is by the HOLY SPIRIT that these thoughts
are installed and internalized within us (1 Corinthians 2)

Don't Just Go with What You Got...

GET WHAT GOD HAS FOR US!!


 

31,000 Miracles??

We have a connection with the God of Miracles!

Jehovah is our Heavenly Father!

So miracles are a part of our "stock and trade"!

The devil deals in miracles that lie!

Our miracles come from and point to God's Truth!

So we are not silly-ishly "into miracles" - on their own,
or in and of themselves! (there is such a movement)

That's...  well... silly!

...And will get you into deep trouble and confusion!

God's Word is the source of our miracles!

There are over 31 thousand verses in the Bible,
and they are miraculous!!!

The Word of God is actually LIVING and ALIVE!! (Heb 4:12)

Consider that - God uses His Words to create miracles!!

He CREATED all created things with it!

Creation is a MIRACLE!!!

This is why man, without God, cannot truthfully conclude 
the subject of - the where or when or who of the BEGINNING!

It was a miracle of God - dummy!  ;)

So yes, it also follows that: 
Jesus uses the Word to work miracles!
And the Holy Spirit uses the Word to bring forth miracles!
And the Angels of God are responding to the Word of God
when they work miracles!!

Psalm 103:20
Bless the LORD, ye his angels, 

that excel in strength, 
that do his commandments, 
hearkening unto the voice of his word. 

One very miraculous signature of God's Word, 
is that though its' written part was completed 
around 1,950 YEARS AGO, it is yet, still ALIVE!

All 31,000 plus verses of it WILL SPEAK
personally into our hearts and souls, lives, 
circumstances and situations!

It not only instructs us... but by the Holy Spirit
(this too is a miracle at work), will speak God's
voice into our heart!

Though it is written to all -- AS WE READ IT --
it becomes, in a sense, tailor-made for us!

IMPORTANT: We do not fashion it according
to our own "designs" and pleasures...
(= deception, 
delusion, and manipulation).

But God uses it, as our Father, to build and shape us, 
and to create in us His Divine ways!

And everyday and every time, that we open God's
Word, the MIRACLE WORKING, and MIRACLE
POWER of it ---- is in full operation!!!

31,000+ Verses - WOW!!!!
Pastor Dave

Good Friday, Good God!

"Were you there when they crucified my Lord..."

As the song says, today is the day on the church
calendar, wherein we bow our knees and raise our
hands to the Lord Jesus, in remembrance of His
giving His life for us and dying on the Cross for
every boy, girl, man and woman!

The bigger reality, however, is that as Children
of God through faith in Jesus, we acknowledge
this amazing sacrifice EVERYDAY of our lives!

THANK YOU LORD JESUS!!!

Our amazing Jesus did do it all!

With God He created the universe
Though in the essence and form of God
He became a man
He humbled Himself to become a human being
He bore the sin and shame of the world (and more) upon Himself
He died upon the Cross
He went into Hell
HE WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD
He was exalted into Heaven
He was placed on the Right-hand of God
He purchased our Salvation
He became the only perfect human-being
He completely and successfully defeated this fallen world
He handily defeated satan 
He overcame all earthly temptation and evil
He became the highest ranked human-being and created being
He will be crowned King of Kings and Lord of Lords
He was and is and forever will be GOD!

This is why we take the time on this weekend
to put aside our stuff and come together to worship
to give Thanks & Praise & Honor to the Precious Lamb of God!

This is OUR Savior!
This is our Faith!
This is our Salvation!!

GLORY TO JESUS & THANKS TO THE HEAVENLY FATHER!!!
Pastor Dave
 

Born Again in 2019

Jesus said that one "must" be Born Again
to enter into the kingdom of God.

That equals - being in God's very presence
throughout eternity!

But the amazing thing is - we CAN be!

The Blood of Jesus cleanses our spirit from sin(s)
so that the Holy Spirit can enter into our life, and
be joined-together with our spirit, which in turn,
gives us Eternal Life!
 
And having been born once from our mother's womb,
we are born AGAIN by the Spirit of God (John 3:1-8).
 
This is not religious theory, dogma, or "beliefs".
 
It is a physio-spiritual ACTUALITY!!
 
It is not something we pretend happens,
it is an actual experience which takes
place in a Believer's heart and life!
 
Before we were joined together with God (1 Cor 6:17)
we were, BY SIN, separated from Him (Isa 59:1-2)
 
Our wonderful and blessed God is:
Life (1Jn 5:20)
Love (IJn 4:16)
Light (IJn 1:5)
 
Before we were Born Again and One with God,
we were separated from Divine-Eternal-Spiritual
Life, Love, and Light!
 
THAT IS WHY YOU FELT LIKE YOU DID AT TIMES!!!!
 
Or maybe ALL OF THE TIME!!!!
 
That's one way we are alerted that WE NEED SOMETHING!
 
We feel the darkness,
the lack of true, deep love,
and even daily living can seem lifeless!!
 
Oh ------ we have truly been "SAVED"!!!!!!!!!!
 
We have been Born Again into something
NEW, WONDERFUL ----- DIVINE!!!
 
    Romans 10:9
     "...if you shall confess with thy mouth, "Lord Jesus",
    and shall believe in your heart that God has raised 
    Him from the dead, you shall be saved.
    For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; 
    and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.'

 
 

Sin is Outdated!?

...Or is it??

It is somewhat common knowledge that it is no longer
acceptable for the Church to hold to the concept of "sin".


It also seems, definitly the case, that it is likewise improper
for God Almighty to regard or to stick with such a concept!


However, offend or break the self imposed moral boundaries
of certain political sects, diverse groups, and many individuals
and THEY WILL COME DOWN UPON  YOU WITHOUT MERCY
with a vengeance and the most fearce thunder
!!


Interesting how that all works.

But according to the very loving, merciful and forgiving God,
sin is still sin

It has not passed away, because it still is what it still is!
Here are two lists that explain "why", from a Biblical perspective:


I9 Things Sin is (Why a sin is a sin)

1. Things that God does not do

2. Things contrary to the character of God

3. Things which destroy & corrupt Creation

4. Things contrary to the wisdom of God

5. Things which separate us from God (others)

6. Things which separate us from God’s

     blessing, blessings and the earth.

7. Things that the devil devised and inspired

8. Things that open up wide the door for

       the devil to work within a person's life

9. Things which lead a person to eternal 

     death: the lake of Fire

 
II.  When one is sinning they are not  doing these 12 things:

     1. Walking in the Righteousness of God

     2. Walking in the Holiness of God

     3. Walking in the Sanctification God

     4. Pleasing God

     5. Observing & Obeying all the teachings

         commandments of Jesus

     6. Following or Serving Jesus

     7. Seeking First the Kingdom of God

     8. Walking in Love, 

         8b. in the Love of God

         8c. Loving God 

         8d. Loving God w HeartSoulMindStrength

     9Walking by Faith

   10. Walking in the Spirit

          11. Being Led by the Holy Spirit

          12. Being Filled with the Spirit

 

"I have a word"

I have a *Special Word just for you!!
 
*Every Word of God is Special, and Especially for You - Everyday!!!
 
Yes, that is the special Word, and it is indeed totally SPECIAL!!
 
We turned a corner a while back, where everyone needed
to feel special.  All the children began to be raised as "special"
(above all others), every adult, in all kinds of their behavior,
demanded to be treated as special... on and on the movement 
grew.
 
In church circles it even continues.
 
Everyone needs a "special" Word.
I want to receive one!
I want to give one!
 
Jesus said:
"It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
Matthew 4:4

 

Not simply the "special" ones!

 

All (or every) scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly
f
urnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Here the Apostle Paul instructs a young minister on
what to preach! 

 

Fact: IT'S ALL GOOD!!!!

 

Fact: IT'S ALL GOD!!!!

Yes, I affirm the gifts of the Spirit and being led
by the Spirit.  

But in the realm of ministering, sharing and teaching
God's Word - this "special word" thing
has gone to seed'!!!!

 
We hear preachers introducing sermons with:
"The Lord gave me a Word".

I remember back several decades ago, coming up as
a young "preacher".  In some circles, there was very high level
of pressure to "get a Word from the Lord" to preach to the
congregation.

Something with a cleaver spin really works nicely!
 
Or something where you can announce and proclaim
that you had been fasting for a month, when the Lord
gave you this "Special Word".
 
Is this all bad??? Absolutely Not!!!!
 
Can the Lord lead you in His Word on a particular day
for a particular person??? Absolutely!
 
I am just making the point, as THE BIBLE DOES,
that
every and all of God's Words are anointed
and ins
pired by the
Holy Spirit, and are Divinely
miraculous and ready
for us...
...EVERY DAY!!!!
...EVERY TIME!!!!
...ALL THE TIME!!
 
If one is truly anointed by or led by the Spirit of God,
then every single
time they open up God's Word,
and every single word
that they read:
 
WILL COME ACROSS TO THEM AS IF GOD
HIMSELF
IS ESPECIALLY SPEAKING IT
TO THEM - 
AT THAT
MOMENT!!  --- EVERYTIME!!!!
 
BECAUSE----------HE IS!!!
 
This, my friends, is how it works!  [i.e. How the Lord works!]
 
And not just for me because I am special!
 
But for all of us - because we are ALL PART OF THE FAMILY!!!
​​​1 Corinthians 2:1-2 (NIV) 
When I came to you, brothers,
I did not come with eloquence
or superior wisdom as I proclaimed
to you the testimony about God.
For I resolved to know nothing while
I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
 
Paul, Jesus' main Apostle of the New Testament, had a method
of preaching and "attracting" people to God, Jesus, and the Church.
 
It was the message of the Cross.

 

Galatians 2:20 
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life
which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith
of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave
himself for me.

 

It was not that the church was soooo cool!
It was not that the pastor was soooo cool!
It was not that the praise team were rock stars!
It was not that some famous people were part of the congregation,
and the others were very smart and wealthy professionals, and
the rest were just very "groovey"!
 
It was that Jesus gave Himself for each one of us,
suffering beyond human comprehension,
was rejected by society, was made a curse,
was crucified openly and shamefully, and even
went into hell itself - ALL ON OUR BEHALF!
 
To rid us of our sins, to gain our justification, and
to secure our adoption by God as sons and daughters,
and to gift us Eternal Life - all exactly according to
the prophetic Scriptures.
 
THIS IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT!!
 
All the other stuff ---- IT IS NOT ABOUT!!
 
Enjoy His Pure Precious Gift of Love & Salvation
Pastor Dave
 

 

I Need My Spouse!

Today we look at a most important KEY in a flourishing
marriage relationship:

Actually, this is a grand key to every healthy relationship.
 
The key is NEED!
 
A relationship will flourish and grow and be blessed,
as long as both parties sense a real and mutual NEED
for each another.
 
"I need you!"
 
My marriage will be blessed and rewarding and prosperous
as long as I sense a real NEED for my wife and she senses
a real NEED for me.
 
When this ingredient goes - so goes the relationship!!
 
When I don't feel as if I NEED her... this breads arrogance!
 
Arrogance in a relationship negates the love connection!
 
When I feel like I NEED her, but at the same time,
am well aware of the fact - that she does not NEED me...
then I become "NEEDY"!
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SAD FACT:
Many times when a couple (or people) "fight", they will boldly
proclaim, communicate , or insinuate that "I do NOT need you"!!
 
This is because, instinctively, people know that this is very
hurtful and damaging!
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Neediness is also a poison for a relationship, and for
my own self worth! This neediness can turn one into a
people worshipper - A true danger!!
 
This Key to Relationship Prosperity applies to all relationships!
 
Even a church!!!
 
If most of the people in a church do not sense a need for
[the] church, it becomes very discernible and observable!!
 
This church will feel very not alive.
 
And that is because, this overt sense of need in a relationship
is the love spark to it, which in turn ignites relational health.
 
In the sad state of a church where the folks within do not
feel a NEED; The people will not come much, will not connect much,
will not give of themselves much (will not "engage").
 
And just as a marriage without mutual NEED (becomes a non-marriage),
and a relationship without mutual NEED  (becomes a non-relationship) so
the church, in this case, will become a non [-Jesus-] church.
 
As two people engage completely in love - they both mutually need
one another! This makes a marriage.
 
As Jesus Believers engage completely in love and faith - they all mutually need one another - this makes the church.
 
Just last week, someone who had not been to church in a while
told me that the family was discussing coming more often.
 
I remarked back to them - YOU NEED US AND WE NEED YOU!
 
I Believe it!
 
In the great romance book, the Song of Solomon  - our example
for romantic love... the wife makes this comment:
 
"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine"!  (SoS 6:3)
 
She could say it with absolute confidence!

Christmas is Heaven

Going to Heaven is the number one reason of Christmas
and why the Savior came.  Everything that Jesus came to
do really, results in going to Heaven, becoming a child and citizen
of Heaven, the Home of the Heavenly Father!

THE MESSAGE OF CHRISTMAS
Jesus the Savior came
FROM Heaven
FOR Heaven
to get us INTO Heaven!
 
The Jesus mindset and perspective is - this is the biggest thing going!
 
It's why He came! Hallelujah!!
 
Heaven is not a thought to put off until "6 weeks before they die"!
 
It is now!!!!
 
It is the biggest deal - now!!
 
...For us - our friends - our relatives - our acquaintances...
 

1. The greatest place in the universe

     by far is HEAVEN

 

2. The greatest things in the universe

     by far are found in HEAVEN

 

3. The most beautiful sights in the universe

     by far exist in HEAVEN

 

4. The greatest feelings and realities of love

     by far are felt in HEAVEN

 

5. The most tremendous experiences of

      peace and joy and happiness and

      contentment

      by far are granted in HEAVEN

 

6. The most perfect understanding of all

     mysteries and questions and truth

     will be completely realized in HEAVEN

 

7. The perfect and complete revelation of God

     and all that He is and who He is will be

     totally seen and experienced in HEAVEN

 
Through faith in the Lord Jesus and receving His free
gift of Eternal life, by asking Him, we become Heaven-Bound!!!

 ...and it feels so good!!!
Merry Christmas to us all!!!
 

New Things Old Things

We, as people, seem to thrive by clinging on
to the OLD and striving for the NEW with
equal effort and energy.
 
We were made that way!
 
The Key is clinging on to the RIGHT stuff of OLD
and striving for the Right stuff that is NEW!!
 
It is an awesome balance!  It is what makes life great!
 
There are things - old - in our lives that we should forget,
and leave far behind, buried in "the Past"!
 
There are things - new - or yet to be experienced, that
we should not even entertain the thought of, or even
head in that direction!
 
Some people only dwell on the past, and have no
insight into their future.
 
Some people value none of their past, appreciate none
of their present, and only cling to an unrealized future.
 
When a person is numb to both past and future, and
wholly despises their present - this is a very dangerous
situation.
 
**Reading and Meditating on God's Whole-Word**
from Genesis to Revelation is the best thing that
exists to keep us in healthy balance on these issues,
Past, Present, Future!
 
The Scriptures teach, that man shall not live by
bread alone (i.e. earthly sources), but by EVERY
Word that comes from the mouth of God! (Mt 4:4)
 
God's Word is perfectly balanced!!
 
Matthew to Revelation is not the whole Word of God.
 
Genesis to Malachi is not the "old testament" to be
discarded!
 
There are elements of the "old testament" within
Genesis to Malachi, but the whole of it, is everlasting
Divine Truth and spiritual food for us today!!
 
Make 2017 a year of the Word for yourself!
Make 2017 a year of Healthy Balance for yourself!
Make 2017 a year of the Excellent Divine Life & Living!!
 
God Bless You Abundantly!!!
Pastor Dave
 
 
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