Friday, September 2, 2016

Things God Can't Do

1.    God cannot lie: It is Impossible for God to lie – Heb 6:18.

2.    God cannot tempt us to sin: When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone – Jam 1:13.

3.    God cannot sin: Jesus was tempted in all points as we are, yet without sin – Heb 4:15.

4.    God cannot break His Word: He who promised is faithful – Heb 10:23.

5.    God cannot deny Himself: If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for he cannot deny who He is – 2Ti 2:13.

6.    God cannot show favoritism: For there is no respect of persons with God – Rom 2:11.

7.    God cannot forgive unconfessed sin: Unless you repent, you will all perish – Luk 13:5.

8.    God cannot keep one saved who continues to live in sin: The one who sins will die – Eze 18:4.

9.    God cannot heal when one has unbelief: Jesus did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief – Mat 13:58.

10. God cannot reject anyone who comes to Him: Whoever comes to Me I will never reject – Joh 6:37.

11. God cannot fail to answer prayer: Ask and you will receive and your joy will be full – Joh 16:24.

12. God cannot reward one who has no faith: Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who diligently seek him – Heb 11:6.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Purpose of the 8 Tongues of Spirit-Filled Christians

1. The Tongue of Baptism: Acts 2:4, 10:45-47
This tongue is the evidence that you have been baptized with the Holy Spirit... It is the first tongue that you receive... It is a sign that you have been baptized with the Holy Spirit... It is the initial physical evidence that you have been filled with the Holy Spirit. (It is never interpreted.)

2. The Gift of Tongues: I Cor. 12:10, 14:13-21, 14:26-27, Is. 28:11-12
This tongue is a message from God. It should be interpreted and should be used only when a member of the body of Christ is present that has the gift of interpretation. Tongues is not "confusion" in a service but complements, and many times confirms the preaching or teaching. The gift is always to be used with love and wisdom and never condemns. The Holy Spirit is to be in full charge of a meeting and never interrupts Himself.

3. The Unknown Tongue: I Cor. 14:2
This tongue is the language of divine communication between man and God, "Praying in the Spirit." No man can understand or interpret this tongue. When there are no words left to express your love to God the unknown tongue can speak for you. "Howbeit in the Spirit he speaks mysteries."

4. The Tongue of Self-Edification: I Cor. 14:4, Jude 20
This tongue edifies and builds up the faith of the believer.

5. The Tongue of Intercession: I Cor. 14:14
This tongue is when the Holy Spirit prays through us and intercedes on behalf of someone or something. Our understanding of this prayer is unfruitful.

6. The Tongue of Song: I Cor. 14:15
"I will sing with the Spirit and I will sing with the understanding also." If we desire, we can sing in tongues and we can sing with the understanding also. (Our own language)

7. The Tongue for a Sign to the Unbelievers: I Cor. 14:22
All tongues are a sign to the unbeliever and one of the main purposes of the manifestation of tongues is that sinners might see the supernatural in operation and bring them to a place of repentance.

8. The Tongue of Angels: I Cor. 13:1
This is when the Holy Spirit calls angels to Himself. The angels understand this tongue and usually it is manifested when protection is needed in an emergency.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Caution: Sickness Is Hazardous To Your Health!

Everyone must accept the responsibility to take care of their own health. To take care is to be careful, cautious, responsible, efficient, watchful, attentive, alert and diligent. Many people like to place the responsibility for their health on someone else. Responsibility is defined as having important duties to fulfill, accepting accountability to fulfill obligations, subject to an authority which may administer retribution in the event of failure, neglect or error. No one enjoys sickness, therefore each of us must use caution and accept the responsibility for our health. Sickness is hazardous to your health. A hazard is a source of danger or harm and sickness can often be a life-threatening hazard. If while driving a car you see a road sign informing you of hazards ahead you proceed with caution or take another route. Likewise, you should avoid health hazards and maybe look at taking another route. Some Christian's want their doctor, pastor, family or friend to take the responsibility for their health. God says you are responsible for your body. “That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor. Every one of us will give an account of ourselves to God” 1TH 4:4; ROM 14:12. You do not own yourself, God does. “Do you not know that you are not your own? for you are bought with a price” 1CO 6:19-20. You do not own your body, God does. “For all things were created by Him and for Him, and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist” COL 1:16-17. You were created by God and for God.  You were created for the sole purpose of glorifying God and giving Him pleasure. “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for You have created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.  Therefore, glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's” REV 4:11; PHI 2:13; 1CO 6:20. Show your love for God by taking care of your self by eating healthy foods, exercise, and proper rest. A disciple of Jesus Christ must be disciplined in every area of their life. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Healing & Health is always God's will

If God is the same and hasn't changed then His will to heal the sick is the same and hasn't changed.  “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. For I am the Lord, I change not” HEB 13:8; MAL 3:6. There is not one recorded case where Jesus or His follower’s had to seek God's will before healing the sick. This is because healing and health, not sickness, is always God's will. On two occasions Jesus said “I will” when asked to heal. The leper came to Jesus saying “Lord if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean, Jesus put forth His hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean.  And immediately his leprosy was cleansed” MAT 8:2-3. When the centurion came to Jesus and asked Him to heal his paralyzed servant Jesus said “I will come and heal him” MAT 8:5-7. Jesus expressed God's will by saying “I will” heal. “God is no respecter of persons” ACT 10:34; ROM 2:11. He shows no favoritism, partiality or discrimination. If He healed the leper and the Centurion's paralyzed servant, He will heal all who come to Him today. “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out” JOH 6:37.  God is obligated to confirm His Word by healing those who come to Him. God's will is found in His Word, “I am the Lord that healeth thee.  Who healeth all thy diseases” EXO 15:26; PSA 103:3. Health is normal. The word “sick” is defined as: to be unwell, the condition of being ill, to suffer from or affected with physical illness. The word “disease” is defined as: a physical impairment that interferes with normal bodily function, the quality or state of being enfeebled and weakened in health. Both sickness and disease are abnormal. At Jesus' birth the angels revealed that God's will for man is only good. “Behold, I bring you good tidings (good news) of great joy, which shall be to all people. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will (good purpose) toward men” LUK 2:10; 2:14. Good news and good will or purpose for man surely cannot include sickness. Nothing evil or bad ever comes from God. Only good things come from God. “The Lord is good. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights” LAM 3:25; JAM 1:17. God has given His greatest gift to all men, eternal life through His Son Jesus Christ. “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” ROM 6:23. Good health is a good thing from a good God! 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Blessings of Jesus’ death on the Cross

1. Cross defeated and disarmed satan: COL 2:14  Having cancelled the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was opposed to us, He took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross 15  And having disarmed principalities  and powers, He made a spectacle of them openly, triumphing over them by the Cross.    

2. Cross destroyed the power of sin: 1PE 2:24 He Himself did carry our sins in His own body on the Cross, that we, being dead to sins, should live for righteousness. ROM 6:6 We know our old self was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that from now on we should not serve sin. 7 For he who is dead is freed from sin. 

3. Cross imparts healing: 1PE 2:24 By whose stripes you were healed.  MAT 8:17 Himself took our infirmities and carried our sicknesses. 

4. Cross redeemed (rescued at a price) us from the curse: GAL 3:13  Christ has redeemed us from the curse (cause of suffering & harm) of the law, by becoming a curse for us: for it is written, cursed is every one that hangs on a Cross. 

5. Cross brings peace and reconciliation (restored fellowship) with God: COL 1:20 Having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things to Himself. 2CO 5:18   God has reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

25 Blessings of the Upright

Upright: perfect, complete, entire, without blemish, undefiled.
1. Salvation (Psalm 7:10; Proverbs 28:18)
2. Favor or grace (Psalm 11:7)
3. Rewards (Psalm 18:23-24)
4. Manifestation of God (Psalm 18:25)
5. Preservation (Psalm 25:21)
6. Joy (Psalm 32:11; Psalm 64:10; Psalm 97:11)
7. Loving kindness (Psalm 36:10)
8. Eternal inheritance (Psalm 37:18)
9. Peace (Psalm 37:37)
10. Victory over enemies (Psalm 49:14)
11. All good things (Psalm 84:11)
12. Justice (Psalm 94:15)
13. Prosperity (Psalm 112:2; Proverbs 14:11 & 28:10)
14. Light (Psalm 112:4)
15. Goodness (Psalm 125:4; Micah 2:7)
16. Eternal home with God (Psalm 15:1-2 & 140:13)
17. Contentment (Proverbs 28:6)
18. An earthly home (Proverbs 2:21)
19. Protection (Proverbs 2:7)
20. Strength (Proverbs 10:29)
21. Guidance (Proverbs 11:3; Proverbs 21:29)
22. Deliverance (Proverbs 11:6)
23. A blessing to others (Proverbs 11:11)
24. God's delight (Proverbs 11:20)
25. Answers to prayer (Proverbs 15:8)

Friday, January 29, 2016

6 things God knows about you

  1. Your imaginations (Deu 31:21; 1 Chr 28:9; Pro 6:18; Rom 1:21; 2Co. 10:5)
  2. Your heart (1Sa 16:7; 1Ki 8:39; Jer 17:9; Luk 16:15; Act 1:24; Act 15:8)
  3. All your ways (Job 31:4; Psa 1:6; Pro 5:21; Mar 7:19-21; Heb 4:12)
  4. Your secrets (Psa 44:21)
  5. Your thoughts (Psa 94:11; 139:2; Isa 66:18; Psa 139:2; Heb 4:12)
  6. Every word before you speak it (Psa 139:4)