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Friday, July 22, 2016

Game Changer - Dealing in the Courts of Heaven

Bible Ref:  Job 1:5;  Ephesians 2:6;  Colossians 2:14; Daniel 7 :10; Hebrews 4:13

Sid Roth - It's Supernatural

Robert Henderson:

When Jesus died on the cross, legal transaction completed.  

Don't action in battle field but in courtroom.

Psalm 139:16
Luke 11 & 16
Hebrews 12:22-24
Hebrews 4:13
1 Peter 5:8

Satan has a case against us in the courts of heaven.   Sort out in the court of heaven, not in the battle field.

The widow went to the judge, not the adversary.  This way the adversary was legally rendered unable to go against her. (Parable of widow who went to judge)

Luke 22:32 (Satan demanded Peter be  taken to court to stop Peter getting the destiny God had for him.  Jesus went to court to make sure Peter received what God wanted for him)

Intercessors repent, pray for those who can't do so for themselves until they can do this for themselves.

Ephesians ch 5

God is our Father, our Friend but also our judge.

Colossians 2:14



Sunday, July 17, 2016

TCC Combined Service

We had a wonderful night.   Thankyou Lord for the encouragement of wonderful brothers and sisters in the Lord singing with us!

We had the Gideon's come and share with us.

God is so powerful He can turn a prisoner into a professor.

Since 1899 their purpose is to share the gospel with the world.   Now in over 200 countries in the world.

Last year Gideon's have placed over 90 million scriptures around the world.

Isaiah 55:11

Many will never have their own copy of the scripture unless someone gives it to them.

Please pray for Gideon's International; funds needed,  people to be available.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Ephesians 2 (Part 2)

Our faith is in what God has done for us, not what we do for ourselves.

Ephesians 2 (whole chapter )

Ephesians 2 : 8-9
Faith in Christ  (the One who saves you ); good works do not save us.  Putting your faith in God  (through Jesus Christ ).

The blessings of God - gives us the right to take responsibility in doing the things of God and we experience the blessings of God.

There is one new man - the people of the Church.   The Church is where his family is.

Ephesians 2 : 20-22 (Metaphor)
We have the idea of church being organizations.   But church should be structured as a family - that's how God wants us to live.

The Church is compared to a city; and every person saved by faith in Jesus Christ can live there.  In a family we serve each other;  we are also children, and friends.

The Church is also compared to a building.   OT given as a physical sign of what would come in the spiritual.

Building - foundation  (prophets and apostles;  today we are).  The foundation is built on the Word of God (Jesus).  When we don't do the work of seeing people saved, holes end up in the building.

God lives in His people.   We are the temple of God.   Do I each day give my life to God as a temple?

Do we bring out the fruits of the Spirit in our daily lives?

My faith is in God's grace to save me.

Take away the foundation and you don't have what God wants.   If you don't have the right foundation in your life you will go where you don't want to be.

The Bible tells us the way to God.  John 14:6.  It's how God chose.  It's not how we think it should be the way to God;  it's how God wants us to come to him.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Ephesians 2 (Part 1)

To understand Ephesians 2 you need to read the rest of the Bible.

v 15  -  One new man - the Christian.
Christ died on the cross to fulfill the Old Testament and bring in the New Testament.

v 8 & 9 - learn these two verses.  You cannot save yourself;  Christ saves us.  We come through faith - faith in Christ.

v 10 - if you get saved and nothing happens,  you're a liar.   It's not about what you get right; it's about what God molds you into by what you do through your life  journey.

This passage speaks of what we were like before we came into the kingdom of God.   By faith in Christ Jesus we are saved.  We are citizens of God's kingdom now. 

v 1-3 - Pauk used 4 ways to describe how we were before coming to Christ:

- dead to Christ (spiritually dead);
- followed the ways of the world;
- followed the ruler of this world  (devil);
- gratify the cravings of the flesh.

Sometimes we go back to these things.   Life is a journey and we walk (or run) this journey.

We were lost to God, spiritually dead; now we are alive. 

v 4-10 

-  even when we were dead in our trespasses God shows how much he loves us;
- we need to make sure we are seeking God's grace, seeking His face;
- Ephesians 1: 3-4  spiritual blessings;
- the things of this world will pass away;
- God saves you to show the world God's morality /God's way of doing things.
- God loves us, even in our state of sin, being and living opposite to God.

We were strangers once to this covenant;  but now we the one new man.

v 11 fwd -
- belonging  (baptism) to let people know that we are circumcised  (spiritually )  and we belong in the family of God;
- before no hope and no God;  but now in Christ we have hope and God;
- far away but now brought near.  We can go to God Himself;
- peace of God in your life.  Even when we do something wrong,  we can come and confess to God our wrong and have peace of God in us;
- citizens and members of God's household,  no longer a stranger or separate from God;
- look for these words as you read this chapter - formally / no longer.

Verses to memorize: Ephesians 2:8-9

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ephesians 1 : 18

Ephesians 1:18 (NIV)

"I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order thatyou may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints."

Instructions on how churches operate:

Jesus is the  Way; he is the door;
Be concerned about what Jesus is concerned about.

We have the ability to pickup the power of God (Acts 1:8).

God makes the power available to each of his people;  but we have to pick it up.

Paul establishes that our blessings come through our walkingin God's ways.

People set apart for God;
We pray in God's blessings for His Word.

Even the 'best' Christians needs prayer; heavenly wisdom.

We are not always willing to come under God's yoke.

It is by being partakers of Christ himself, we are made his way - the journey.

Live by love and live by our redeemers joy.

What's the implications for the Church to stay in Christ's body.  

We need to find our blessings in God.

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