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To see the gospel extend beyond the walls of our church through various outreaches.

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Many Christians Suffer from Covenant Confusion

                    Ed Elliot

Many Christians Suffer
                    from Covenant Confusion 
The old covenant teaches us how to love God perfectly.  The new covenant teaches how God loves us perfectly.
No matter how hard you work, you can’t keep all the old covenant laws perfectly as God required of Israel.   However, in the new covenant, you can rest in the perfect love God has for you.
“For anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his” (Hebrews 4:10).
                                                  Ed Elliot

IS GOD GETTING READY TO DO SOMETHING?       BY Ed Elliot

IS GOD GETTING READY TO DO SOMETHING?       BY Ed Elliot
Some people believe God is getting ready to “do”  something!  Then there are others who believe God has already done what some believe He is getting ready to do.  If He has done it, we can enjoy it now.  If He is getting ready to do something, we will have to wait.  I like living in the now!  
“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us”  (2 Corinthians 1:20)

 Zealot vs. Disciple by Ed Elliot

 Zealot vs. Disciple
      You can always tell when someone has a true biblical revelation or just a new doctrine.  Those with true biblical revelations will share their insights with compassion to help the lost and hurting and to uplift and encourage others.  Those with new doctrines will get in your face and use it to prove they are right and you are wrong.  One seeks to help and uplift others;  the other is only interested in being right.
     This is why God’s Word tells us to speak the truth in love.             
The absence of love doesn’t mean the truth  isn’t true;  it just means the one delivering it doesn’t know who the author of the truth is. 
–”He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love” (I John 4:8).                                                Ed Elliot
 

ANCIENT LAWS THAT NEVER FAIL by Dr. Daniel O.C.

ANCIENT LAWS THAT NEVER FAIL
To be Rich….Give.
To Succeed….Serve.
To Laugh….Make someone laugh.
To Prosper….Be honest.
To Excel….Be faithful.
To Go Far….Get up early.
To Change someone….Change yourself!
To be Great….Be Disciplined.
To be Strong….Pray often.
To do A Lot….Speak little.
To be Fruitful….Praise God.
To Live Well….Forgive.
To Talk Well….Bind anger.
To Sleep Well….Work hard.
To Be Loved….Love.
To be a good Husband….Listen to Wife.
To be a good Wife….Submit yourself.
To be Respected….Be Polite.
To Bind Satan….Sanctify yourself with God’s Word.
To grow in Faith….Meditate on God’s word always.
Please do note that None of these has ever failed! Give it a trial, and see for yourself. Dr. Daniel O.C.

HOW LOVE KEPT A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR ALIVE by Ed Elliot

HOW LOVE KEPT A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR ALIVE
                                         Ed Elliot
In Crown Heights, NY, there was a Jew, Yankel, who owned a bakery.  He survived the Nazi concentration camps.  He once said, “You know why it is that I’m alive today?  I was a kid, just a teenager at the time.  We were on thr train, in a boxcar, being taken to Auschwitz.  Night came and it was freezing, deathly cold, in that boxcar.  The Germans would leave the cars on the side of the tracks overnight, sometimes for days on end without any food, and of course, no blankets to keep us warm,”  he said,  “Sitting next to me was an older Jew–from my hometown I recognized, but I had never seen him like this.  He was shivering from head to toe and looked terrible.  So I wrapped my arms around him and began rubbing him, to warm him up.  I rubbed his arms, his legs, his face, his neck.  I begged him to hang on.  All night long;  I kept the man warm this way.  I was tired, I was freezing cold myself, my fingers were numb, but I didn’t stop rubbing the heat on to this man’s body.  Finally, night passed, morning came, and the sun began to shine.  There was some warmth in the cabin, and then I looked around the car to see some of the other Jews in the car.  To my horror, all I could see were frozen bodies, and all I could hear was a deathly silence.
Nobody else in that cabin made it through the night–they died from the frost.  Only two people survived;  the old man and me… The old man survived because somebody kept him warm;  I survived because I was warming somebody else…”
Let me tell you the secret of Judaism.  When you warm other people’s hearts, you remain warm yourself. When you seek to support, encourage and inspire others;  then you discover support, encouragement and inspiration in your own life as well.  That, my friends, is “Judaism 101.”

A DOOR OF HOPE By Joseph Prince

A DOOR OF HOPE
                                            By Joseph Prince
“I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope.”  Hosea 2:15  NLT
Are you among the people who think that when you fail, God leaves you and only returns when you get your act together?  Some people think that they must clean up their lives and overcome all their struggles on their own before they can come before the presence of God. Well, I have a simple question for you:  Do you clean yourself before you take a bath?  Of course not!
God wants you to come to Him just as your are, with all your weaknesses, idiosyncrasies, wrong beliefs, hang-ups, and all your bondages, fears, and addictions.  He is the bath!  You don’t have to try to clean yourself up before you come to Him.
Even if your trouble is due to your own willfulness or a mistake of your own making.  He is still with you.  He will never forsake you (Heb. 13:5).  You are precious in His eyes. Can you imagine living life with this kind of confidence, assurance, and peace that comes when you are truly anchored in this truth?
Today, even if you find yourself in the Valley of Trouble, know that you will not remain there for long.  You will walk through it and not remain or camp there (Ps. 23:4).  Things are going to get better.  Step through the door of Hope and out of your Valley of Trouble today.  Jesus is the door of hope!  Believe in His love for you and allow Him to lead you to freedom.  In His loving presence, you will find forgiveness, healing, and restoration.  He will mend your life and transform you from the inside out.

 I KNOW WHAT YOU DID! by Ed Elliot

 I KNOW WHAT YOU DID!
The Bible declares that Satan is the accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10).  He is the one who keeps records of all our wrongs.  However, Jesus came to show us that God keeps no record of our wrongs.
“Love keeps no record of being wronged” (I Corinthians 13:5).
The Devil desires to control and manipulate people by guilt, shame, and fear.  God’s sole goal is to see you live a life surrendered to the love He has for you and for you to be motivated by it.
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear;  because fear hath torment.  He that feareth is not  made perfect in love”(I John 4:18).
Who cares what the Devil knows or doesn’t?  I would rather live my life knowing God has forgotten all my sins.
God doesn’t accuse us.  He is an encourager.
“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more” (Hebrews 8:12).
                                    Ed Elliot

A Prayer of Thanks

 A Prayer of Thanks
God, You are good, and Your steadfast love endures forever!  Even in the hardest seasons, I always have a reason to worship You.
Thank You for giving me victory and abundant life in Jesus Christ!  Although I don’t deserve it, You shower me with unconditional love and forgiveness.
And so no matter what the future may hold, I will shout for joy because You are with me.  You comfort me and bless me in the presence of my enemies.  Nothing compares to You and no weapon can stand against You.  In all things, I am more than a conqueror through You!
Be glorified through me, God.  Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart bless Your name.
I want my life to bring You praise.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.        From You Version

WHOSE REPORT WILL YOU BELIEVE? By Charis Global Vision

WHOSE REPORT WILL YOU BELIEVE?
If you are poor, that’s not your report.
If you are in debt, that’s not your report.
If you are single, that’s not your report.
If you are barren, that’s not your report.
If you are sick, that’s not your report.
If you are jobless, that’s not your report.
If you are delayed in having children, that’s not your report.
If you are possessed with a  demon, that’s not your report.
If you fail exams, that’s not your report.
That thing that’s not making you happy in your life is not your report
THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY IS UNCHANGING CHANGER.  He changes our situation and circumstance but Himself doesn’t change.  GLORY!
                                   By Charis Global Vision
“Jesus has given us authority over the power of the enemy and nothing shall in anyway harm us.” Luke 10:17-19   Let God be true and every man a liar.
Whose report shall you believe?   I shall believe the report of the Lord.

DO YOU KNOW THE VIRUSES THAT KILL MARRIAGES?

DO YOU KNOW THE VIRUSES THAT KILL MARRIAGES?

Laziness

Suspicion

Lack of trust

Lack of mutual respect

Unforgiveness

Arguments

Keeping secrets from your spouse

Every form of infidelity

Financial, emotional, psychological, material

Poor communication

Lies

Relating more with your parents than your spouse

Nagging

Too much talk and careless talk

Spending less or little time with your spouse

Being too independent minded

Love for party, money and spending

Exposing the inadequacies of your spouse to your parents, siblings or friends

Not being steadfast/fervent in the spirit

Spurning:  to reject with disdain or contempt correction and reprimand

Always wearing a sad face and being moody

Feminism advocacy

Uncontrolled or hot temperament

Not understanding your role and position in marriage as instituted by God

Not being sensitive to the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of your spouse.

Lack of wisdom of the Word of God.

                                                        Charis Global Vision

I DON’T REMEMBER THAT! Ed & Laurie Elliott

I DON’T REMEMBER THAT!
                   Ed & Laurie Elliott
These are words many believers don’t ever expect to hear God say to them.  Every time believers try to disqualify themselves from the best God has for them because of some sin or failure in their past, they explain to God,  “I know I don’t deserve this or I don’t expect you to help me because I did this.”  Many of these people are so wracked with guilt and shame, they are unable to hear something God desires they know and never forget: “I don’t remember that.”
Here is what God says about our sins:
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.”  Hebrews 8:12
“To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.”  2 Corinthians 5:19
“He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our  iniquities”  Psalm 103:10
“You will again have compassion for us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.” Micah 7:19
WHY REMEMBER WHAT GOD HAS TOLD YOU HE HAS FORGOTTEN.

Am I not the God of more than enough

Am I not the God of more than enough
Yes I  AM the I AM
What do you dare to believe Me for in this season
Have I not meet you where you are at
And with My strong right arm delivered you and brought you forth
Rejoice my people for this is your time to shine forth my Glory in the earth
Open your mouth wide and I will fill it
With words of wisdom you will speak forth the oracles of your God and declare to this generation my saving power
Do not stand by silently but let your voice ring forth my praises
Give to Me worship and in your worship you will be strengthened
Let yesterday go you have today, you have the now, occupy the time now
Must I remind you that no time is lost I AM will redeem the time for you
Step into this time with great expectation for I am faithful to all my promises concerning you and yours 
This your time says the Lord for you are a chosen generation indeed a peculiar people
Bring my kingdom to the earth and watch My Glory unfold
There are those who are hungry for the truth
Do not allow the voices of those who are  crying the loudest be the majority
But you know the truth which is what my Word has decreed
Seek me and I  will bring you into all Truth

To God

God, You have done great things God, You give grace to the weak And bless the brokenhearted With a song of praise to sing You reached down and lifted us up You came running, looking for us And now there’s nothing And no one beyond Your love You’re the overflow You’re the fountain of my heart Let Your mercy rain Let Your mercy rain on us You’re the faithful one When the world’s falling apart Let Your mercy rain Let Your mercy rain on us How deep, how wide, how long, how high is Your love … is Your love Oh, God

SIX WAYS TO STAY UNOFFENDED

SIX WAYS TO STAY UNOFFENDED

                From “Freedom” by Church of the Highlands

  1.  Take the Lowest seat.  Consider everyone more important than yourself.  Put the needs of others before your own.  Strive to please God, not yourself or others. Be a servant, and look to honor others rather than yourself.

  2. Always remain grateful.  Gratitude changes our attitude by keeping us aware of God’s provision and blessings.

  3. Give others their freedom.   Don’t try to control others.  People need the freedom to make their own decisions.  Sometimes they make good ones;  sometimes they make bad ones.  Either way, it is their decision.

  4. Make decisions that promote life in others.  When someone offends you, it may seem natural to ignore that person or pay back wrong, but Jesus says there is a better way.  Maintain a positive attitude toward them.  Choose to speak words of life over them and do things that build them up.  How they respond is up to them.  

  5. Trust God to bring justice when an offense comes.  Vengeance belongs to the Lord.  Think about what it would be like to pay for your own sin, rather than Jesus taking care of it.  None of us want what we really deserve.  We’d rather have grace!

  6.  Dedicate the time to the Lord.  Refresh your spirit in prayer, Bible study, and fellowship with Jesus.  God’s presence brings change.

What if you gave up your “right to be right” and instead chose to be unoffended, no matter the situation?

      

6 ESSENTIAL REASONS WHY WORSHIP MATTERS

6 ESSENTIAL REASONS WHY WORSHIP MATTERS
                               Philip Wagner

1. Worship involves Surrender of Our Lives.
 Romans 12:1  “I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship.”
2. Worship is Putting Our Focus on Him
True worship is based on the desire to honor God.  It requires a personal revelation of God as found in the scriptures.  Worship is not based on my likes or dislikes.  It is not based on my personal preferences or priorities.  It is a focus on Him.
3. Worship Involves ‘Getting Out of the Way’
We have to learn to remove our worries, our opinion, our questions and ourselves–so we can worship with appropriate honor.  It’s letting go.  Sometimes, we get in the way of our own experience of genuine worship.
4. Worship Involves Personal Sacrifice
Praise can be easier when times are good or we have had the big victory.  It requires a sacrifice of our own feelings and fears so we can give Him the focus He deserves.  “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise–the fruit of lips that openly profess His name.  Hebrews 13:15
5. We must worship in the Face of Pain and Loss
After King David’s baby died, the Bible tells us–
“Then David got up from the ground.  After he had washed, put on lotions and changed his clothes, he went into the house of the Lord and worshipped.  2 Samuel 12:20
6. Worship is Celebrating Who God Is and What He Has Done    
          Psalm 100

BEAUTIFUL 10 LINES

 BEAUTIFUL 10 LINES
Someone has written these 10 beautiful lines.  Read and try to understand the deeper meaning of them. 
***1.  Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout life.
***2.  Why is a car’s windshield so large and the rear-view mirror so small?  Because our past is not as important as our future.  So, Look ahead and move on.  
***3.  Friendship is like a book.  It takes a few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.
***4.  All things in Life are temporary.  If they are going well, enjoy them, they will not last forever.  If they are going wrong, don’t worry, they can’t last forever either.
***5.  Old friends are Gold!  New friends are Deamonds!  If you get a diamond, don’t forget the Godl!  To hold a diamond, you always need a base of Gold!
***6.  Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, God smiles from above and says, “Relax, sweetheart, it’s just a bend, not the end!”
***7.  When God solves your problems, you have faith in His abilities.   When God doesn’t solve your problems, He has faith in your abilities.
***8.  A blind person asked God:  “Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?”  He replied:  “Yes, losing your vision!”
***9.  When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.
***10.  Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles;  it takes away today’s peace. 

GUARD YOUR HEART by Joseph Prince

GUARD YOUR HEART
                            Joseph Prince
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”   Proverbs 4:23
   The Bible tells us that the heart is where the issues of life spring forth.  What we allow to enter our hearts will affect our thoughts, actions, and even our bodies.  In other words, the condition of one’s heart determines the course of one’s life!
     That is why Jesus, who bequeathed to us His peace, tells us, “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John  14:27)  So if we want to walk in His peace and rest, we need to guard our hearts and not let them spiral into negative thoughts, worry, and fear.  The Book of Wisdom also tells us that a peaceful and cheerful heart promotes health (Proverbs 17:22).
     Beloved, there may be many things in our lives that we want to “guard”, such as our health or careers, but God wants us to guard our hearts above all else, and He will guard the rest!

SEEK FIRST JESUS’ RIGHTEOUSNESS by Joseph Prince

SEEK FIRST JESUS’ RIGHTEOUSNESS
                        Joseph Prince
“Therefore do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?”  For after all these things the Gentiles seek.  For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to youl   Matthew 5:31-33
I encourage you to take some time each day to get the revelation of your righteousness in Christ deep into your spirit.  Meditate on it and declare it every day.  It will put courage in your heart and bring an unshakable peace to your soul.  It will energize your faith when you pray and give you a confident expectation to receive good things from your heavenly Father.
I believe that’s why our heavenly Father, in knowing the things that we need daily, tells us not to worry about them.  What are we supposed to do then?  We are to seek first “His (Jesus’) righteousness”–the righteousness that He has given us–and all the things that we need will be added to us.
When you know that your right standing with God always puts Him on your side, every fear will melt away like butter on a hot day.  For if God is for you, who or what can successfully prevail against you (Romans 8:30)?

God Satisfies You with Long Life by Joseph Prince

God Satisfies You with Long Life
                               Joseph Prince
“With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation.”   Psalm 91: 16
God’s heart is never for you to die prematurely, nor to live a life that is miserable.  “With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.” Psalm 91:16
This means that God not only wants you to have a long life, but He also wants you to have a satisfying life that is full of His peace, provision, and joy!  In the verse, the word “salvation” is the Hebrew word Yeshua, the name of Jesus.  So God will satisfy you with a long life that is full of Jesus and His grace! 
Chronic illness, depression or a short life is not, and will never be, part of God’s plan for you.  He wants you to experience a long, full life in which you walk in all the blessing of health, wholeness and provision that He has given you through Jesus!
LaVerne–   We stand on this Word as truth.  He wants us to have all His promises.  Some of the promises we are believing to come to pass in our lives.  But they are still promises of God.

DO NOT LET YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED By Joyce Meyer

DO NOT LET YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED
                            Joyce Meyer

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
                                            John 14:27
When life feels overwhelming, there’s only one place we can go for true, lasting peace–Jesus Christ.   He is the “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6) and the Bible says He’s our shelter in the storm (Isaiah 4:6).
I used to think that the way to have peace was to get rid of all my problems.  It was a wonderful day when the Lord helped me realize that I could come to Him for peace in the midst of my problems.  
      Turn your eyes upon Jesus,   
      Look full in His wonderful face;
      And the things of the earth will grow strangely dim
      In the light of His glory and grace.
When we take our cares and worries to God and spend time with His, we magnify Him or make Him “bigger” in our eyes.  When we do that, all of our problems and concerns suddenly look smaller.  Compared to God, they grow dim and insignificant.  Your problems may be big, but they are not insignificant to God.  But when you keep your eyes on Him, He gives you perspective.  
When you feel worried and anxious, I know it’s easy to panic and allow fear to take over.  That’s when you need to slow down, get still, and focus on Jesus.  He’s always with you, available any time of the day for you to cry out to Him for His supernatural peace.  

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