the place of power!
What is the wilderness experience all about?
Jesus, when He started His ministry,
… His walk with the Holy Spirit, with the Father,
went through a wilderness experience…
What happened there?
Why a separation from the world?
… to learn how to get close to the Father,
… to get to know the Father and His voice,
… to get to know the Father’s will for your life
and to get to know yourself!
When satan confronted Jesus with those 3 temptations,
… he was not sure if Jesus was actually the Christ
… so he tried to get Jesus to prove who He is!
But Jesus knew who He was, and how to deal with satan,
The same also happens with us,
… for until the time that we decided to follow Jesus,
… satan never really bothered us,
but the minute we do, satan is all over us.
That is why it is so important,
… that you get to know who YOU are in Christ!
Does the wilderness experience end there?
Even in a crowd, we are spiritually on our own
… so it is vitally important to stay connected
as Jesus did throughout His ministry on earth.
Most assuredly, I say to you,
the Son can do nothing of Himself,
but what He sees the Father do;
for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
John 5 19
… not just what you need!
You can ask – for what you have heard or read,
… and you can ask – for what you want or what you need,
… what YOU will receive,
… is what YOU yourself – believe!
Now we believe, not because of what you said,
for we ourselves have heard Him …
What are you seeking and asking for,
… what you want or need,
… what you heard or read that God has said?
are you seeking what you actually really believe,
… not just because God said so,
… not just because you need it,
but because YOU actually believe it.
If you can believe,
all things are possible to him who believes.
Say and pray what YOU believe
because – what you believe is what God will do!
Don’t just believe in God,
… believe God!
Don’t just believe God heals,
… believe you are healed!
… in Him!
In Christ I live and move …
In Christ …
I am a new creation;
old things have passed away!
2 Cor 5 17
In Christ …
I am His Workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for good works!
Eph. 2 10
In Christ …
If I abide in Him
and His words (rhema) abide in me
I can ask whatever I desire
and it will be given to me!
John 15 7
In Christ …
I can do all things through Christ
who strengthens me!
Phil 4 13
Because … Christ came
that I may have life,
and have life more abundantly.
John 10 10
And therefore …
I live and move and have my being!
Acts 17 28
… by losing?
If you were asked
… what you have gained
through spending much time in prayer…
What would your answer be?
I however think the question should be about
… what I have lost because of prayer,
as this I believe is much more to the point!
I have lost anger!
I have lost bitterness!
I have lost frustration!
I have lost my temper 🙂
I have lost fear … and,
I have lost the fear of death!
But why is this more important?
… through those things that I’ve lost,
… that hindered me from receiving,
I have become free and able to gain
… all that God has promised us.
Love, Joy, Health, Peace, Prosperity and more!
And everyone who has left houses
or brothers or sisters or father or mother
or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake,
shall receive a hundredfold,
and inherit eternal life.
Matt. 19 29
Nothing negative here!
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Luke 11 2
What is God’s will for mankind?
What does He want us to do or not to do?
Why did He give us the Law?
Sure, the Law tells us what is wrong,
… tells us what is negative,
and the Law was given to show up sin!
But is that how God deals with His children?
Is that how God judges us when we do wrong?
God does not want to lead us by DON’Ts.
… DON’T do this, DON’T do that.
God always shows us the right way out!
Remember, there is no negative force in heaven,
… therefore God cannot use anything negative,
… neither to teach us nor to correct us.
So what does God do?
God always shows us the positive way to go,
… the right way to speak,
… the right way to act and the right way to live!
God wants to bless us!
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you and watch over you.
Psalm 32 8
… and not the problem!
When things go wrong in life, and
… there seems to be nothing we can do about them,
we see ourselves as victims of circumstance,
… thinking that God has probably allowed this to happen.
The result is that it becomes a pressure in our lives,
… that we struggle to cope or deal with,
because we are blaming the circumstances
… and expect God to fix what He allowed!
God however does not cause problems in our lives,
… nor does He use them to teach or judge us!
But like the Overcomer that He is,
… He is challenging us to become!
However… Challenges demand Action!
Yes, God does have an answer for every question,
and yes He also has a solution for every challenge in life!
In fact, He has already overcome,
and all we need do is to ask Him HOW.
… and He will tell you things to come.
John 16 13
Stop looking at everything that confronts you,
… as a problem,
but as a challenge that you can overcome!
All you need to remember is that God will never let you down;
he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit;
he’ll always be there to help you come through it.
1Cor 10 13 (The Message)
but the truth is!
Fact is …
… you may be sick,
… you may be broke,
… you may be lonely,
… you may need a job,
or have any other need.
BUT the Truth is …
… you are healed,
… you are redeemed,
… you are loved,
your every need is met.
Because the Truth is …
God supplies your need according to His riches.
However, the question is …
Where are you?
But seek first the kingdom of God
and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added to you.
Eph 6 10-11
And you WILL be where the Truth is,
… waiting just for you!
So that He can be the answer you need!
… your foundation!
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.
Heb 11 1
This implies that something is or is happening!
Yet so often it seems that
… faith is not working as we think it should!
Because something is missing.
Thus also faith by itself,
if it does not have works, is dead.
James 2 17
Where does faith come from?
So then faith comes by hearing,
and hearing by the word of God.
Rom 10 17
Therefore the Bible also tells us that …
Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.
Heb 10 38
So, what does that mean in my life?
God’s Word, and studying information from God’s Word
… is only the beginning, the foundation,
because God’s word, and in fact God Himself
… need to become real in my life!
Then, as I step out on His word, in faith,
… with God as my source,
is when faith becomes alive, real.
That is what the Kingdom is about
… is what faith is all about.
The foundation to life in abundance.
… what you hear!
Jesus, in teaching about the Word,
… and the Word being sown,
also said this …
Then He said to them,
‘Take heed what you hear.
With the same measure you use,
it will be measured to you;
and to you who hear, more will be given.
For whoever has, to him more will be given;
but whoever does not have,
even what he has will be taken away from him.’
Mark 4 24-25
In other words,
to those who HEAR what the sower says,
… attending to, perceiving, considering so as to understand,
to them will be given more,
… they will receive more revelation and understanding,
because God will be able to sow into their lives.
As also with the mustard seed…
but when it is sown, it grows up and
greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches,
so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade.
Mark 4 32
The potential in God’s kingdom is limitless!
But the harvest, our harvest,
… what we benefit from or receive,
is relative to what we are willing to put in.
… was made for man!
What is the Sabbath all about?
Jesus gave us this clue…
The Sabbath was made for man,
and not man for the Sabbath.
Mark 2 27
The Sabbath is also called the 7th day,
the day in which God Himself rested
And on the seventh day God ended His work
which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day
from all His work which He had done.
Gen 2 2-3
God had finished creation for He had
… done and completed everything man would ever need!
God stopped doing as it was all done,
… all done, ready for life, for life in abundance!
BUT… man messed up, rejecting their need of God
… with the result that man now had to work in order to live.
However, God is still the loving God that He is,
… and He still wants us to live in His fullness.
Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest,
Heb 4 1
or we who have believed do enter that rest,
Heb 4 33
In other words, God is saying to us
… Come to ME where all that you need is prepared
by simply following Jesus instructions,
seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added to you.
Matt 6 33