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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dependence Day


Jesus - I Need YOU !
 
Pastor Allan was preaching as I took notes and digested his sermon - -

"We have just celebrated our United States Independence Day and our freedom.

We are reminded that we are ever DEPENDENT on our God, and even though Jesus has set us free from the past; God desires to work in our lives every day.  Just the fact that we are going to heaven can cause us to slack off and become complacent.

If we are careless in our walk with God, we can get distracted and find ourselves bound in those very things that once had us in chains.

Proverbs says it this way, Those who turn back from serving God are illustrations of this true proverb: "A dog returns to its own vomit," and "A sow, after washing herself, wallows in the mire."

At times there is a progression:   A person comes to Christ and is on Fire, experiencing the glory of God.  They are right up there, witnessing and teaching.  After awhile as they grow in God, they relax and get tired.  They no longer feel the presence of God.  They have experienced Freedom, but are still a slave to unresolved pains of the past.

You have been forgiven, now it is your turn to forgive those who have hurt you.

Just because something is legal does not mean it is not good for you.

Some have served Jesus for 20 years, but are still bound, weak and fleshly Christians.

God desires us to grow up and mature in Him.  There is Freedom in Christ, but we are wise enough to know we have the power of choice.  There is no excuse to enter into worldly behavior.  You just can’t have it both ways.

“Come out from among them and be ye separate says the Lord.”  We are called to be different from the World.

We can’t take the Word of God and split it up to defend your sinful action.  You have been justified and now you have the responsibility to make wise choices.

Romans 6 tells us we cannot justify sin in our lives.   So many are listening to Satan’s lies instead of the Truth the Holy Spirit is whispering.

Realize you have been redeemed; purchased back, removed from the Devil’s ownership, and the pledge has been recovered by the precious Blood of Jesus.  There are NO loop holes.

“We are dead to sin and risen with Christ.”   It doesn’t take you in surprise that the price has been paid; so why do you justify sin and sit there in the prison.  The debt has been cancelled and it is up to us to stand up and walk.

Get up and move out of the dungeon and walk in your freedom.

As I look out and view the crowd, I know these things, and it is time to clean out your closet.  Is the crack pipe still there?  What about the terra cards, the unclean magazines and the Ouija board?  Get rid of it in the fire – don’t throw it away for someone else to discover.

God is faithful and he provides a way of escape, He says we will not be tempted above what we are able to bear.

It is time to make a change and head in a new direction.  Take the other road and stay away avoiding even the appearance of evil.  Figure it out - - -

We have a Heavenly Father who loves and cares for us.  God is for you not against you.  It is not hard to serve the Lord.

The door of Freedom is open, so walk through it.  Understand that God did not say we would not be persecuted, ridiculed - - as Jesus was.  We are to stand fast, and decide now to make wise choices.  It is all there - - Look in the Book.

For a devout and Holy Life - -  Seek to please Jesus in every area of your life !"
 


 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Freedom to Live a Holy Life



Abstain from Idols, All sexual Sins, blood and strangled meats
 

I took notes as our Bible Study prior to church took a New Testament turn.

Acts 10:34-36 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.  But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.  The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all—

The Law was written by the hand of God who never changes and was given to Moses.  Prophets told of a coming Messiah to be born of a Virgin in Bethlehem.

Jesus fulfilled that prophesy and walked the earth as man, yet He is God.

Jesus died; rose again and showed Himself to many.  He then ascended into Heaven with a promise that He would return.  In the mean time, Jesus told them to wait for the Holy Spirit to be poured out.

There was a shift in time - - The Israelites in Egypt were slaves, but God brought them out as free men, into the Promised Land.  There was a change from bondage to freedom.

The Holy Spirit was another shift in time when the promise was received.

The weak, timid believers were endued with power and were set free to minister the Gospel of a Risen Savior. 

At first they only preached to the Jews, but in a vision it was revealed to Peter that God is not partial only to the Jews, but there was a separation from Strict Law to Grace.  Peter questioned, but obeyed the vision and went to a Gentile home where he was welcomed and surprised.

Many gentiles believed on Jesus and upon them was also poured out the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.

After prayer and consideration, the disciples decided that the new Gentile Christians need not be put into bondage that they were unable to keep. 

They were urged to only keep themselves free from idols, blood, strangled meats, and fornication (sexual sins.)

It was their responsibility to experience Grace – Not Sloppy or Greasy Grace but according to conscience and God’s Word. 

They were given freedom to make decisions based on the Law of Love along with the exhortation to remain Holy.

Their desire was to Please God in every area of their lives.

 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

"An Amazingly Encouraging Word to the American Church" guest Johnny Enlow


"An Amazingly Encouraging Word to the American Church"
Guest - - Johnny Enlow, Santa Clarita, CA


Johnny and Elizabeth Enlow, Santa Clarita, CA

Encouraging Words from Johnny Enlow:  “As I was praying today, I was able to see in the spirit some important things over our nation.

I saw what I believe is our nation's great angel named "Union," and he was active, arising, and huge over Washington, D.C. I saw he had the colors of the American flag over his chest, and he was immense – as in he dwarfs sky scrapers. The imagery of size, strength, and power was profound.

As I was seeing this, I began to sense other things. It is true that Washington is out of control. It is true that the Supreme Court has overstepped its bounds on several fronts. It is true that there are major conspiracies and plans of the enemy against our nation. It is true that the economy doesn't have sound underpinnings. It is true multiple terrorist organizations are desirous of inflicting maximum damage on America.

It is true Satan himself is trying to destroy America from within and from without. It is true that he is working at it from all seven mountain avenues; Satan has a governmental angle, an economic angle, a family angle, an education angle, a media angle, an arts and entertainment angle, and a religious angle. If you were to look at what Satan has been working at for years and years, you would join in with all the voices of "We are doomed."

But here is what I saw and what I know. It is God Himself who is preserving us, and He has sent massive angelic firepower to make sure we don't disintegrate and we don't collapse. We are not being preserved by our own righteousness, as our nation has many laws and ordinances that are below righteous standards. We are not being defended because our churches are so full of God. Many of you correctly see that, based on our righteousness level or our church level, we could be destroyed. What many people have not seen, is that we will not be destroyed. Not only will we not be destroyed, but we will be brought through into a great strengthening beyond anything we have experienced as a nation.

We are about to experience a transformational national renaissance.

This is part of a sovereign design of God for this age of restoration of all things, and He is working with the minority. He is working in conjunction with discerning prophets of His who are able to see Him and what He is doing. Many of His prophets have become stuck and struck, seeing into the second heavens and all that satan has said he will do. Many are terrified, and it is coming out in their words and in their writings and in their videos.

However, 99% of what Satan has been plotting and planning for the destruction of America WILL NOT HAPPEN. In most cases he doesn't know he won't be able to accomplish his plots but he is about to go through a series of startling and humiliating setbacks. He is going to be humiliated in the eyes of his own powers and principalities. They have again underestimated the King of kings – and will suffer accordingly.

We are about to go through a great national renaissance that will defy even most of our possibility thinking. The great angels being sent are much more key to that work then the present state of the American Church. I saw that angels have been seen to block the power of words from the mouth of many Christians.

Right now the enemy has deceived many Believers into cursing America, and our Father has sent angels to block the effect of these words. I saw angels catching a gray slime and I was instructed that this was the words they were blocking. It was gray because it came out of gray matter, which was the mind processing things outside of God's perspective. What we do, even what often seems like brilliant logic – is just slime.

The time of the Gideons is upon us now. God is going to use a very small courageous and hope-filled minority, even while the bulk of His Church is either asleep, fighting on wrong battle fronts, or defending ridiculous doctrines and positions.

These Gideons will soon have the enemy in so much flight that the rest of the Church army will adjust and join in. Even as in Gideon's day, when the majority saw that just 300 were chasing hundreds of thousands and decided that victory was possible, so too will we see that today.

The "300" (not a literal number) are those who run now to the beat of another drum. They are immune to fear, immune to hopeless reports, immune to reasonable caution, immune to influential religious voices of doubt; they are "all in" on a Pollyanna narrative that sees things entirely different than anyone else.

These "300" are driven by crazy, radical hope. They have committed to seeing either the greatest victorious days in their lives or being crushed in their "foolish" attempt to make that happen. These "300" who are "all in" are running with God's great renaissance narrative for today.

The invitation is for many to follow this crazy trumpet sound – and if you could see what they see – you wouldn't hesitate, but you would arise and exterminate the fear.”

Johnny Enlow
Website: JohnnyandElizabeth.com/ 


Johnny Enlow is a social reformer, international speaker, spiritual mentor, and author of The Seven Mountain Prophecy, The Seven Mountain Mantle, and Rainbow God. He and his wife Elizabeth are focused on awakening individuals to their call to provide practical solutions from the heart of God for every problem in society – until the real God of all of life is displayed in the seven primary areas of culture in all nations: Media, Arts and Entertainment, Government, Family, Religion, Economy, and Education.

 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Church is at War with a Spirit of Unrighteousness Not People



Christ Died to Set us FREE from our Old Life and
Calls us to be a NEW Creation IN HIM
 
 
Pastor Allan said he was standing in awe of God, but his heart was heavy over the recent Supreme Court decisions. 
 
Sin has become law for the nation and we find our country in a worse situation than it has ever been.

If the church fails to recognize what is now law, it may be in violation of civil rights. 
 
This is not easy, but Regardless of what others say, we will say, “Thus Says the Lord.” 
We as Christians are not at war with the homosexual community.  We are called to love them and point them to Jesus, but not to condone their lifestyle.”
We are at war with a Spirit of Unrighteousness, not people. 

David said in Psalms 69:15  Let not the flood waters sink me neither the mire swallow me, nor the pit shut its mouth upon me.  David went on to say those who hate me are out to destroy me.

It may feel like we are going under for the third time, for darkness does not like the light.  The body of Christ is upsetting the enemy.  The enemy hopes we will rise up to battle against the homosexual community, but we realize this is a ruse and subterfuge.
We are living in a country where the most important thing in life is to be entertained and to live for the moment. 
 
2 Tim 3:2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy.

Our country has been deceived.

Those opposed to Jesus, think they have won by raising their voice, but the Bible tells us as believers to speak up and use our ability to speak and influence how ever God calls us.

The media models the Church as pathetic, with an attitude of “holier than thou.”

Lord forgive us, and let your light shine through us to draw people to you. 
 
Let us cry for Justice, and not Judgment.  There will be a time when Judgment is served.


We were not taken by surprise, as many have seen this coming by the attitudes of the political scene.

You may ask, “Pastor what should we do?” 

This is an attack against Godly homes, and it is up to us to teach our children right from wrong.  We must explain the why and what the Bible says. 
 
Remain faithful to Jesus and DO NOT BE MOVED.

The Bible tells us to pray for our leaders.  Pray that God will touch their lives and melt their hearts. 
 
It is time for Christians to enter Government local and other.

If we desire an open door and a portal into heaven, we must first open our hearts to those persons God sends to our Church.

Keep your eyes on Jesus and your focus on the prize of the High Calling.

Too long, the church has been living on the mountain, and it is time for us to come down into the valley where the battle is going on.

Our weapons are not carnal but mighty to the pulling down of strongholds.
 
 

Never Give Up by Guest Roy Lessin




Never Give Up
By Guest Roy Lessin

Moses was trapped on every side,
but then he saw the Red Sea divide—
never give up!

Abraham could not bring forth a son,
but Sarah gave birth to the promised one—
never give up!

Gideon was the least of Israel’s men,
but God used him to save them again—
never give up!

Many others received help from God, too,
and it is certain He won’t fail you—
never give up!

You knew there were better things waiting for you that will last forever. So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Hebrews 10:34-35 (NLT)

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NKJV) 

 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Why do People turn to Drugs, Alcohol or Homosexuality?



Jesus is Calling - Let me Help You !
There are many reasons, but usually it is because the person feels unloved, rejected, and are seeking to find a way to fill the void of loss and are not feeling worthy. 

What is their background and were they raised in a father-less home?  Or did they live in a home where the dad was not often there? 

Their father was suffering from the same feelings of abandonment and because he never heard the words “I love you,” he was not able to give loving support to his own children.  This creates a vacuum in the spirit and it continues to the next generation.

People do not realize that God is that loving Father they so desperately need to know.

 Did their mother repeatedly down grade the earthly father in their presence and also tell the child they would not amount to anything? 

Background is important, because feeling so forsaken, the person seeks to discover another way to find their miracle escape.   

The accepting of drugs, alcohol or a first experience with homosexuality is usually by invitation which leads to addiction and bondage. 

We were all born sinners, but we were NOT born druggies, or alcoholics, or homosexuals.  The sin nature was seeking to fill that void of not being accepted.

What actually happens with that first drug, pill, smoke, shot, drink, or homosexual experience? 

Don’t become offended, because Truth hurts.  This is the True fact; An unclean spirit attaches itself to the person, and eventually brings with them, other unclean spirits.

We are to love the sinner and hate their sin.  We accept them as a person, but not their lifestyle.  When a Christian shows the sinner too much love, it is often taken as acceptance and the person thinks they are okay to stay where they are in their sin. 

Many times the person who is chained and in these kinds of traps, desires to be free and even can come into a salvation experience.  However this is only the first step into deliverance. 

There are various methods that some organizations use to set the captive free.  Casting out devils is one, To Confess and renounce the sin is another.  These bring some relief.

Dennis and his Wife Dr. Jen Clark have written several books on helping to “LIVE FREE,” and their method is simple and sure. 

I am attaching a simple guide the Clark’s use in their ministry, that should not offend the seeker, and is a wonderful final step in breaking emotional chains. 
 
 
 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pray Over Your City


Pray Over Your City

Each Wednesday a group of Christians, meet for a Prayer Walk at 9:00 am to pray over our city and the surrounding areas.   We invite you to  pray where you live for YOUR city.    

Our Focus for this week: 

We are called to be HOLY because God is HOLY.  In the Scriptures, a priest who entered the temple had to be HOLY and without Blemish as he came to plead his case before God. 
 
We also are to present ourselves HOLY as kings and priests washed in the Blood of Jesus.

I Peter 1: 15-16   But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, "YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY."

Revelations 1:5-6   And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood - - And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 

Revelations 5:10  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

We are coming with authority given to us as HOLY kings and priests to Enforce Dominion over our City.

As Kings and Priests we have the authority and right to break curses, and evict the enemy over our city.  We exercise our rights as Blood Bought Priests to declare the Light of the Gospel to expel the darkness and restore God’s will on Earth as God’s will is in Heaven.
 
Today we are using the DECREES in the link below to claim our city for God.

CLICK HERE   FOR Decrees for your City by Laura Gagnon