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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mt Sinai and Mt Zion – Comparison



Mt Sinai (Art)

The Following notes were taken at the Open Door Church as the Bible Study lessons on “POWER” continued.

In the Jewish culture, Pentecost is a feast where they partied and had a good time in their worship; remembering their deliverance from Egypt.

On mount Sinai, Moses spent 40 days in God’s presence as God gave him the law.

Mount Zion is the highest point in ancient Jerusalem, and may be the mountain where Satan promised Jesus the kingdoms of the world if Jesus would bow down and worship him.

This mount Zion is probably where Jesus gathered the 500 followers and told them to return to Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit to be poured out. 

Both mountains held significant events; Sinai for a newly redeemed birth of Israel, recognizing a new covenant; and Mount Zion the birth of Christianity, with a brand new covenant.

Both events involved fire, and are in the same time line – month and day.  The children of Israel left Egypt at Pass-Over and traveled for 40 days.

Moses went up on the mountain for 40 days and returned with the Torah.

Fifty days following the sacrifice of Jesus, believers received a New Covenant, that required NO more sacrifice.

Both events had similar sounds and symbols.  There was wind, smoke, fire and voices from Heaven.

The fire at Mount Sinai was visible to all and fear came on all the people.  The fire at Pentecost was visible on the heads of each person filled with the Holy Spirit Baptism.

At Sinai, the people were kept away from the fire, but in Acts the fire came down on the people.

Both happenings God was present.  In both cases, God sealed a covenant, giving the Law at Sinai, and at Pentecost, the Law was written on their hearts.

In both cases a multitude of people were present.

This happened 1200 years apart as spoken by the Old Testament Prophets.

 
At Pentecost, the people in the street could hear the noise and see the fire, and wondered what does all this mean?  The Believers were acting strangely and the crowd thought they must be drunk.
 
Peter spoke to the crowd on the day of Pentecost, saying,

“Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in the heavens above, and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 20 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’


 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

BE A LOVE FOOL - SWEEP HER OFF HER FEET – Guest Beth Jones




BE A LOVE FOOL - SWEEP HER OFF HER FEET –

 Guest Beth Jones



"He who finds a [true] wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord." Prov 18:22, AMP


Ok single boys and girls, today and Friday we are going to focus on you! Specifically, if you’re in your twenties and ready to start thinking about dating and marriage – you have to do it right! Don’t buy into all the pretend love you see in the media or gossip magazines. Relationships, love and marriage are a lot more fun than what you see on TV or in the movies.

So, today’s devotional is for the boys. Let me give you some motherly-advice on what a girl wants. (Girls – tomorrow Jeff will give you some fatherly-advice on what a boy wants.)

Ok guys – here’s what a girl wants. She wants you to sweep her off her feet! All of her life she’s had this crazy dream that she’s Cinderella and one day her Prince Charming would come along and literally sweep her off her feet with the glass slipper. You’d be surprised how easy this is to do! This is not an exhaustive list, but here are a few practical ways to find and pursue the girl of your dreams.

Pray and Be Jesus-Focused: If you want to find an awesome Christian girl and experience a relationship that is blessed by God, you better be a Christian. One of the number one things a Christian girl wants is a real, Jesus-loving, praying, Bible-living, genuine Christian guy who walks the talk. Lots of guys call themselves Christian, but they don’t treat women in a way that honors the Lord. Girls are seriously looking for a guy that is strong in the Lord. Girls don’t want to be the spiritual leader of the relationship and the one who has to initiate conversations on godly things – they want a guy who totally gets it and is on the same page in their passionate pursuit of God. First step: Go after God, then go after the girl.

Ask Her Out: Guys, you have to take the initiative. Girls are responders; boys are initiators. Sure, you can find the type of girls who will hunt you down like prey; but most Christian women want to be pursued by a pursuer! Notice the passage in Proverbs, “A man who FINDS a wife, FINDS a good thing.” You have to find her! That means you are the hunter. That means you call her. You send the email. You text. You ask her out. The worst that can happen is that she’ll say “No” – and that will be her loss. Second step: Find her and get a date.

Be Creative: If you’re trying to win the love of your life, the days of “Let’s just go to dinner and a movie…” have to be shelved. She wants you to put a little more thought into it. Do something fun and different. How about a date at the Zoo? Why not order Chinese take-out and then set up a folding table and chairs in a local boulevard and have your dinner in the middle of traffic? If you want to go to the movies, how about doing a tail-gate party in the parking lot? Sure, set up tent and enjoy some sandwiches and chips before the movie! Plan a Mystery Trip and go to out-of-the-way towns, find the local dive and have dinner; then feed the ducks at a nearby river. You don’t have to spend a lot of money. A drive to see the sunset, a walk through the park, rent a canoe, ride bikes, go visit the elderly in a nursing home, ride the Merry-Go-Round…the list goes on…girls love these things! There are so many ways to spend time together – why settle for something as basic as “dinner and a movie?” Third step: Don’t be predictable or boring.

Learn How To Talk: Boys – this may the best piece of advice yet – girls like to talk! They do not enjoy sitting in silence and staring at a TV, a windshield, a candle or the fun couple at the table next to you that seems to be having so much fun talking to one another. Girls like two-way conversations. As much as they want to hear about everything you have done since birth; they would also like you to ask them a question about their lives. That means you are going to have to become an expert at asking her questions about her and learn how to follow it up with another question about her before you start talking about you, again. They also love to talk about God, life and other interesting and intellectually stimulating things – after that, they don’t mind a little chatting about sports. Fourth step: Talk about God, life, intelligent things and her…and after that feel free to talk about sports.

Bring Gifts: Girls love gifts! It’s not the price tag; it’s the thought. What does your girl like? Flowers are nice, but it’s even better if the gift is customized for her. Show her you’ve been listening to her likes and dislikes and give her a gift for no reason. If she likes Kit-Kat bars, don’t bring a Snickers bar. If orange is her favorite color, make sure your gift is orange! Wrap the gift. Hide the gift. Plant the gift. There are so many ways to give a gift – so have fun. Fifth step: Gifts always work.

Make a Deal: Make a deal to be pure. If you want the Lord’s hand on your relationship, choose to lead the relationship in a way that puts Him first and honors Him and His guidelines. The world tells you that purity is old-school and out of fashion; God tells you that purity is the pathway to the type of relationship the world will drool over. Treat her the way you’d want someone to treat your sister. Respect her. Recently a couple that had just begun dating asked me to be a witness to a contract they had drawn up. The man is an attorney and he wrote up a “legal” contract on their agreement to have a dating relationship that remained pure. I signed the doc and told them I was proud of them for taking the subject of purity so seriously; they told me that they wanted God’s blessing in their relationship and they knew that being held accountable was an important part of it. Sixth step: Keep it pure.

Boys, there are a lot of strong, beautiful, amazing Christian girls out there and they are waiting for someone like your amazing self to sweep them off their feet! Have fun doing it God’s way…

 

Girls Say It: Father, I thank You that my Prince Charming is out there. I know You are preparing me just for him. I pray You help him today to take the initiative, and at the right time You will help him sweep me off my feet. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

Boys Say It: “Father, I thank You that the Christian woman of my dreams is out there. I know You are preparing her just for me. Lord help me to be a person of prayer and focused on Jesus. Help me to have creative ideas for dating. Help me to be a giver. Help me to lead in purity. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”


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BETH JONES

Monday, April 27, 2015

Revival 24/7


New Life in Christ - New Walk in the Holy Spirit
 
“God wants to save and heal,” said Pastor Allan as he began to minister.  The hearts of the world are hardened by sin, and because of their hardness, often curses are passed down and carried to the next of their flesh.  Many are bound because of being born into poverty, alcohol, drugs and perversion, as were some of you today.

However, God knew you even before you were born and has made a way for freedom.  We are here today to reach out and receive all that God desires for us.

Earthly parents want the best for their children, and our heavenly Father has good plans for you.

In the beginning man was created for fellowship with God.  Adam and Eve broke that fellowship.  Through Jesus Christ provision for fellowship with God is restored by the Holy Spirit. Jesus was a Jew and all history was lined up to fulfill his coming and all that followed.

Some wonder who or what is the Holy Spirit?  Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  In the Father God’s plan, He sent Jesus to be the sacrificial Lamb.  It is the Holy Spirit who enters our heart and releases us from sin.  We can now fellowship with the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

Don’t be scared or afraid of the Holy Ghost, because it is through Him come miracles and healings.  Holy Spirit You are Welcome in This Place.

Fire is associated with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost when those in the upper room were baptized.  On earth, the Holy Spirit took over the ministry of Christ Jesus through believers.  Peter quoted the Prophet saying, “Your sons and daughters shall prophesy and old men will dream and have visions. 

John also prophesied, “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

This Holy Spirit was promised by Jesus in Acts 1:8.  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses

Pastor Allan stated that his vision for this church is to build up and ground individuals in both the Word and Holy Spirit to become an army ready to step out into our city and world.  We must have the power of the Holy Spirit to fight the battles ahead.

Supernatural events should be happening everyday.  All we need to do is walk uprightly and be obedient.  The Holy Spirit reverses who you once were.  You are not that same person who lied, cheated and did worse.

The mainline church today is not comfortable with the Holy Spirit.  You have heard old time stories about a move of God and those “Holy Rollers.”  We talk about the good old days, but we are now looking forward to something greater. 
 
The flesh cannot inherit God’s way; we must be walking in the Spirit.  The Word says we can judge by their fruit.  Do they have love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control?

Babies may not have these attributes, but as we grow up in Christ we mature.

Always be sensitive to the Holy Spirit.  He is a gentleman and is easily grieved.  Be open to listen, receive and obey.

The Holy Spirit desires that we walk in revival every day of our lives.  Revival is walking in the Spirit 24/7.    The latter rain is coming.  We already see just a sprinkle, but there will soon be a flood over this region. 

Thank you Father God for the change you are making in lives today. 
 
Thank you Jesus for your shed blood and your resurrection power. 
 
Thank you Holy Spirit for the Boldness and direction you give as we walk 24/7 in your presence.

 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Father, Son, and Holy Bible???


"Father, Son, and Holy Bible???"

Guest Mark Virkler, Cheektowaga, NY, via Elijah List

Mark and Patti Virkle
Does the Church Have a Problem With the Holy Spirit?

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:25 NKJV

Since the historical Church has minimized the role of the Holy Spirit, and replaced living by the Spirit (see Galatians 5:25) with living by the Bible, we need to restore Him to His rightful place in our lives.

Note the first part of the "Apostles' Creed" below [used by much of the Western Church for centuries], (source: spurgeon.org):

- I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth.

- I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into Heaven and is seated on the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

- I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Church...

Notice that those who wrote this creed have absolutely nothing to say about the Holy Spirit other than He exists!
 
Is the Bible itself really that silent about the Holy Spirit, or do we have a problem here? (Photo via Pixabay)

Well, we have written an entire book in which we guide the reader in looking up every Scripture verse about the Holy Spirit, and journaling about it, with the goal of discovering WHO HE IS and what He does and how we are to relate and interact with Him. This book is called Intimacy with the Holy Spirit.

I have condensed the five-page summary prayer at the end of the book (pages 209-214), to the following simple prayer you can hang on your mirror and pray every morning and evening:

Holy Spirit, come.
I come to You.
I welcome You.
I will not grieve You.
I look to see You, and You show me Your perspective.
You give me Your thoughts.
You tell me what's on the heart of God.
I feel You.
You release God's emotions within me.
You guide me.
You anoint my lips, my mind, my heart, my hands.
You make me creative.
You sanctify me for my life's work.
You release Your personality through me.
You release in me the power to be holy.
You release the power of God to me.
Let Your words flow through me.
Authenticate Your words with Your power.
You take me away...
Holy Spirit, come
.

How to Remove the Number One Block to a Prophetic Lifestyle: Value the Holy Spirit

(Photo by Linda Harris-Iorio "Keeper of the Flame"
Wouldn't this be a good time to prayerfully explore every verse in the Bible on the Holy Spirit? This would allow you to discover all that He desires to do for you. Also, you will learn how you can effectively interact with Him every day, all day, thus ascending to your Biblically commanded posture of living and walking by the Spirit (see Galatians 5:25).
 
You will be allowing the God of Scripture to guide your daily walk rather than displacing Him with a book He has written which describes other people's experiences with Him.

I love what Pastor Bill Johnson says, "It's hard to have the same fruit as the early Church when we value a book they didn't have above the Holy Spirit they did have.

What are your insights on Holy Spirit and your experiences with Him? Let your testimony bless others and encourage them in their walk in the Spirit!

Friday, April 24, 2015

What Prevents the Power from God?


 
 
These notes were taken from a Bible Study about Power with God at Open Door Church.  Allow these words to minister to you and encourage you to understand there is MORE God wants to do for and with you as you allow Jesus to work through you. 
 
What Keeps Us from The Power of God?

1.     Sin:  John 14:21 (KJV) He that hath my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me:

2.     Ignorance:  Hosea 4:6 (KJV)My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:

3.     Unbelief:  Romans 14:23  Whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
Mark 6:6 And he marveled because of their unbelief.

4.     Pride:  Luke 10:20  Rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

5.     Fear:  2 Timothy 1:7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

6.     Prayerlessness:  Luke 18:1 Men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

7.     Failure to ASK: Luke 11:13  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
 

New Testament Power is a Literal Force.  Specifically miraculous Power, usually by impartation by the Holy Spirit and at times by Prophets. 

If you desire to move in Holy Spirit Power you must first search your heart asking God to reveal any thing that is preventing you from moving in God and then repent of all sin. 

Be willing to lay down your Will and accept God’s Will for your life. 

Finally ASK to be filled with the Holy Spirit and His Power.  

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. 

Jesus said you shall do mightier works: 

John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

1 Corinthians 2:9-10 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.  But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.


 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Closed and Open Doors



Let's Just Shut this Door !!
 
Update:  You will remember last year, I received a letter from the Pastor at the traditional Church I attended, asking me NOT to share verbally any more, stating that I was disrupting the service.  
 
I was not surprised, because God had already told me that my door for ministry there was soon closing. 
 
My daughter Judie invited me to go with her to Bethel, Redding, CA to visit SOZO and the Healing rooms.  This fit in well as I was praying for direction for the New Year. 
 
The SOZO councilor confirmed that I might want to return to my Pentecostal roots. 

I started visiting churches and thought the new Assembly of God church in Old Town might be the one.  Judie and I paid a visit there but the service to my ears was only a mumble and I could not hear most of what was happening.   

So I did not end up where I first thought was to be my new church.  A FaceBook Friend told me about “Open Door Church.”  So I visited.  The Pastor's voice was a welcome sound to my ears. (My ears often don't hear well.)  The head set he wore helped with the transmission. 

I began to attend and my friend told Pastor about my blog and his sermon being posted on my blog.  The next Sunday as Pastor Allan preached – he suddenly stopped, looked at me and said, “By the way, I love your blog.”  I said, Thank you. 

Time passed and I attended the Sunday School Bible study.  Last week I took a few copies of the post Power to BE with me and waited until class was almost over.  Then I stood and raised my hand for permission to speak.  


Get Excited About what Jesus is Doing
The Holy Spirit came on me and said, "These lessons on POWER have been preparing you for the great work God wants to do in this church and in this body of believers. 
 
God wants to do miracles in tandem with Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the hosts of angels. I said a bit more and then gave the teacher my copies of the post and to those near me. 

That day a large group of visitors from Jordan’s Crossing, was in the service. (A sort of half way house - not necessarily Pentecostal.)  Many of their men went forward during the worship and knelt and poured out their heart to God.  Our men surrounded them as they prayed.  Women went forward also and stood with hands raised as they prayed and worshipped Jesus.

The Lord told me to tell Pastor Allan to take his liberty and I wondered how I could do that.  To get up and go to the front was unthinkable, so I put those thoughts on the shelf. 

The worship session was almost over and I saw the Bible School teacher go up front and speak to Pastor Allan.  He looked over at me and smiled.  Soon he got up and came to where I was sitting and crouched down and asked if I would be willing to give the "prophesy" that I gave earlier in front of the church; in a few minutes - and asked if I would be comfortable doing that?  I said yes.  

When I knew the worship portion was ending and pastor put down his guitar, I came to the front and he asked me to wait, so he could introduce me.  It was a simple introduction, and again I shared.  The people were shouting and praising God and I believe they were receiving.  I told them to lay aside all the hindrances and worship Jesus and believe for the power to minister in His name etc.  
Get Excited About What God is Doing !
 
Then I turned to the Pastor and said, "Take your liberty brother."   And he did. 

Anyway, I am walking softly and know that I am where God wants me.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Make Disciples


MAKE DISCIPLES
 

Today at Open Door Church, we were blessed to have a large group visit from “Jordan’s Crossing.”  During the worship portion of the service, God was moving and one by one the men came and knelt at the alter pouring out their hearts.  Our men joined them.  Ladies too came forward and stood with hands raised as ladies prayed with them.

Pastor Allan said, we are all ONE body in Christ Jesus; One mind and in one accord.

The devil would like to divide us.  Don’t worry about those near you, for we have come to worship Jesus.  Don’t be afraid of Pentecost, just allow the Holy Spirit to do what He wants to do.

Pastor began reading from Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you;

Jesus was saying Go forth and MAKE disciples teaching them what you have learned from me.  The disciples had been following Jesus for 3 years and He taught them further during the 40 days prior to His ascension.

Pastor Allan stated that he has taught some who are not where they should be, by their own choice.  They offer excuses why they can’t take the next step up.  Some are on a spiritual roller coaster.  Let’s not go back and forth, but be steady and hold fast to our faith.

There is a move of God and it may not be what we expect and we may not understand all of what God is doing.

Obviously we could do a better job and wonder why God can’t be more dignified.
 
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets; Ye shall know them by their fruits.  The world doesn’t want anything to do with a messy Jesus.  Don’t listen to their words of denial, but hold fast to truth that is in God’s Word.

We are not in control at times – Here comes the storm – what shall we do?  It is time to walk in our authority given to us by Christ Jesus.  If you want to be a teacher – Hold fast in the storms of life.  Let your example teach others.

The next thing we need to do is surrender – to give up and follow Jesus.  Leave those things behind that are holding you back.  Nothing is more important than a right relationship with our Lord.

Jesus said in Matthew 10:35, 36 that often there is division in the home.  "Don’t make me choose between you and Jesus, because it will be Jesus."  Trust Jesus to take care of the family and bring them into the fold.

More than ever our Nation needs God.  There may be a time we are called to give our lives for Jesus.  Preach and teach and at times you may walk home with a black eye, be criticized and misunderstood. (Just like Jesus was.)

Keep your priorities straight: First is your relationship with Jesus, Second your love and care for your Spouse, children and family, and last your job (or ministry.)

If you are so caught up in work and providing for your family, you will miss out spiritually.

Some are called to recovery, but they might say, “That’s not me.”  How much do we fight the Lord’s voice instead of surrender to his way.

The first step in Recovery is repentance and seeking God for the Holy Spirit that leads to complete Restoration. 
 
Many are missing it – teaching goes in one ear and out the other.  It is time to study and digest God’s word.
 
Paul says in  Hebrews 5:12 For at the time when ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God, and have become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
 

 
If you want to do great things for God – to see miracles and deliverances, seek for the Holy Spirit and Power from on High. 
 
The Holy Spirit comes in at salvation, and many are content with that much of God, but there is more.

Our destination is heaven and we need to all go in the same direction.  Yes keep the basic doctrine.  The enemy will use arguments about small differences, and we need to search the scriptures.  Put personal priorities on the back burner and obey God doing what He wants.

God is not asking for your money, He wants all of you, and that includes at least 10% of your money.

Jesus says to MAKE Disciples.   You may think you can’t do that – but YES you can.

 



The Lord has Promised (Based Upon Psalm 23 Via Guest Roy Lessin


 

The Lord has Promised (Based Upon Psalm 23)

 Via Guest Roy Lessin


The Lord has promised us shepherding, not perfect understanding of where He is leading or why He is taking us there.


The Lord has promised us what we need, not what might be on our wish list.

The Lord has promised us green meadows where we can find rest, not a life that doesn’t require labor in His fields.

The Lord has promised us peaceful streams where we can quiet our hearts, not the absence of deep waters to overcome in our walk of faith.

The Lord has promised restoration to our souls, not a life without tests and trials.

The Lord has promised to lead us to the places that will honor Him the most, not to the places that will make us look good.

The Lord has promised to walk with us through the valley, not take us on paths that only lead to the mountain tops.

The Lord has promised us victory in the face of the enemy, not the absence of spiritual warfare.

The Lord has promised us His presence, His anointing, His blessing, His fullness, His power, His unfailing goodness, and His love throughout our earthly journey…
with the guarantee that the most glorious things are still to come
I will live in the house of the LORD forever.

 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Power to Be



 

The Bible Study class at our church has been teaching about the word “Power” and Old Testament scripture references about that word. 

It is interesting to note there is natural power from a position, such as Kings, Presidents, owner of a company and those placed in authority for example the police and military.

I thought about the time Jesus breathed on the disciples and said receive ye the Holy Ghost.

John 20:21-22  Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:”

Some scholars explain this away by saying Jesus meant - - Later after his resurrection they would receive the Holy Spirit.  I am inclined to believe that Jesus was imparting into them the Born again Experience and they received the Holy Spirit in their human spirit on that day in the salvation experience. 

After Jesus rose from the dead, He spent 40 days with many of his followers.  We can only speculate that he probably explained more fully from the Old Testament all that His death and resurrection accomplished.  His final words prior to his ascension was for them to return to Jerusalem and WAIT for the Holy Spirit.

Acts 1:8  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

The 500 were instructed to pray and wait for the Holy Spirit.  They were not seeking power but were seeking after God.  They were surprised when the Holy Spirit fell on them and the power that came with the infilling.

Always worship and seek Jesus and he will pour into you His Spiritual Gifts that will allow you to become bold witnesses for Him.

Expect Power when you minister and witness in the name of Jesus. 

Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus (Acts 4: 29-30).


Friday, April 17, 2015

My Lending Library


Free Lending Library for Two Weeks


Here is how to borrow a Christian E- book from me.  

First get your Amazon Free Kindle application for your computer or phone.

Contact me by doing this:  Friend me on faceBook Hazel Irene Moon.  Then send me a private message and let me know which book you want to borrow and give me YOUR e-mail address where you want the book sent.

The book will automatically be returned to my library in TWO (2) weeks.

FYI:  Most of these books were obtained free from BookBub.  A few I paid a small fee. 

Another Great Place is Love To Read Club – Destiny Publishers  Free books and some discounted.
 
Christian Books You Might like to enjoy for Two Weeks - - 
 

Alcorn, Randy (2014-01-20). Seeing the Unseen: A Daily Dose of Eternal Perspective

Anderson, Suzanne Elizabeth (2013-10-29). Trusting God with Your Dream:

Arnold, Dave (2014-02-13). It's Possible: How To Thrive, Not Just Survive

Basconi, Kevin (2013-10-15). How to Work with Angels in Your Life:

Blahyi, Joshua (2013-02-19). The Redemption of an African Warlord: Kindle Edition.

Berry, Grant (2012-10-16). The New Covenant Prophecy: A Supernatural Jewish journey of Faith from the Old Testament to the New- -

Cain, Peter (2015-03-26). JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL: Start Living the Joyful Rewarding Life He has for you. - Kindle Edition.

Cerullo, Morris (2009-06-28). How to Pray (p. 73). Destiny Image. Kindle Edition.

Cerullo, Morris (2012-12-18). Demolishing Demonic Strongholds: Spiritual Firepower

Chapman, Gary; Bell, James Stuart (2011-10-01). Love is a Verb Devotional: 365 Daily

Christenson, Larry (2001-01-01). Renewed Mind, Becoming the Person God Wants

Christiano, Joseph (2014-09-16). Living Beyond Your Chronic Pain: 8 Simple Steps to –

Chorpening, Lydia (2013-01-30). Bigger than Impossible: Keys to Experiencing the Impossible through God (Kindle Location 63).

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