Cease to pray – cease to live.
Responding keeps us alive. Lord extends provision for us – protection of that death.
(Noah & Ark)
Student vs. Disciple. Disciple wants to be like their teacher. Student goes because
they are supposed to – not disrespectful, just they don’t want to be like them.
Seeing the NEED and meeting the NEED that’s the miracle. (fish and loaves). A
seemingly insignificant offering that was able to meet the NEED.
Not to be discouraged by all that there’s to do and not be lifted up by pride for all
that’s been accomplished.
Minds carry us away to be destroyed of that which hates us.
Temptation isn’t sin but opens the door to sin. Get rid of before it enters into our
Led to captivity vs. Led to God’s promises.
CUP – our heart giving a message in a cup – helping them to change. Encourage one
another to give a cup of water. When you give someone else – get a little song. For
the good of soul salvation.
Grow up and into Him what He desires of my life.
Be in touch with Heaven’s throne.
A mistake makes a mark.
Salvation is a work of a lifetime.
Ask Lord to chasten us/correct us in gentleness and kindness. We appreciate what
He exposes to us.
We can accomplish so much in our labor of prayer.
Gideon saw situation he didn’t care for – he said where are the miracles to fix this?
God said go – you go. You add me to the equation you’ll need more miracles may be our
thought. Kleenex label “TRUSTED CARE”. What’s in the box is able to meet the
need. Can Lord put that stamp on us “TRUSTED CARE”? Travel packs of Kleenex
“Someone needs one” – do what we are moved to do, someone needed them.
We want to be judged by standard of Jesus Christ.
If we think a lot is being asked of us – think of JESUS.
Do we love every time God appears to us?
Help those struggling beside to keep encouraged.
Parents feel the need to be at all the meetings. It’s so important you’re here. Keep
bringing your children.
Lamb, sheep, shepherd – how we can grow.
I don’t want to gain weight. I want to be fat. There’s a feast before us – keep
If thou knewest the gift of God. A lot of WELLS to turn to for satisfaction. Many
turn bitter, fail, disappoint very soon. One day all will fail and end. Turn to what God
has – it will be a well springing up – eternal life.
SUITCASE of worker - full. If we really want to get something from God –
something has to go. Let go. That ‘something’ is nothing. Accept what’s of Christ.
He must increase. I must decrease.
How could a pig ever appreciate a pearl? Our nature can’t appreciate things of God
any more than a pig a pearl. BEG for God’s spirit.
When God speaks to us correction, do something – leave behind. It’s God’s wisdom.
Temptation – a thought or desire not from God. Desperately ask for God’s wisdom.
Lord wants to put in our heart a LOVE not just wisdom and what’s right, but to put a
LOVE in our heart for these things.
Is it going to help me to LOVE God more?
God’s gift to us is His Son. Every gift to us comes through His SON.
How much of the measure of gift of Christ are we willing for? According to the
measure God can give us everything.
Want a life that shows to others that Jesus is enough. Life – not satisfied, want
more and more, proud, wants to be right, boss and King. What does my life show? Is
the KING enough?
Are you practicing what you preach? “I’m a Christian” – does our life back up our
words? Jesus had a life to show what He said.
Basic foundation of Gospel – first thing Jesus preached – REPENTANCE. Repentance
is a privilege because it brings forgiveness. Feeling sorry enough to not want to do it
again. Repentance is honesty with ourselves and God. Not stepping aside from
answering directly. (Adam & Eve)
It’s tremendous what God reveals – open blind eyes.
Satan’s ambition is to take out of righteousness. Leave light and walk darkness. Why
leave? It’s hard to fathom after being set free – liberty and brought back to
What scriptures are we fulfilling today?
Make effort to walk uprightly and by grace of God walk before God.
Gleaning takes a lot of effort and strength. (Ruth/Naomi) Gleaning – would she
realize this is for my Mother-In-Law? Encouragement to go the next step.
It may seem hard to keep going. Then God says here’s a KERNAL.
Abundantly hearken – listen so intently there’s no doubt we will obey.
God’s promises don’t run out to those who believe.
ONE THOUGHT for testimony – ONE verse, ONE hymn, ONE thought.
Does the Lord need to smite my heart? Hardness of heart?
Are you ready to meet your Maker?
Be connected at the hip with my Father.
World is ruled by distractions.
Take the story of Jesus out of world and there is NO light, NO path, NO hope
beyond the grave.
No regret choosing God.
Want the Lord to move in on us NOW and clean up our act.
Crooked way – what is it? False weight. Scale not true. When a person wants a
different measure for another person.
God made us in righteousness. If we let HIS righteousness in our life, it’ll be right in
Countenance – what is it? How do we define it? Like sun, like lightning, God’s
children, Abigail – beautiful, Nehem – sorrowful heart, hypocrites – sad/disfigure.
People seeking a connection with God – saw when connection was made and their
countenance changed. Focus changed.
Countenance shows what our eternal soul is focused on. Focus shifted to Father and
Saviour. Focus on Kingdom of God. Expression of our soul.
You be merciful as Father is to us. Jesus gets to the depth of wound. We can help a
brother along the way but Jesus goes to the depths of struggles.
I can’t forgive anyone’s sin but I can show God’s mercy. Don’t want to have feeling
brother doesn’t deserve mercy because God has shown us mercy.
If everyone had an attitude like you – what would it be like?
When God is trying to say my name. Stop and pause. Really listen & obey.
Keeping going encourages us.
GOD’S SCHOOL – not learn with head. Learn with heart. Death = Diploma. A happy
kindergartener – would K keep smiling if s/he knows they have 12 more years.
PIG & SHEEP. Difference between PIG & SHEEP. Human nature – PIG, selfish, a lot
of noise for nothing. SHEEP – divine nature. Human nature – squeal like a pig and eat
each others tail. SHEEP – content.
‘Boys will be boys’ – boys fighting. Worker asked boys “boys will there be fighting in
heaven?” Boys response – “No”. Worker says - Why not? Littlest boy answered
‘people who fight won’t get there.’
There’s stubborn people and very stubborn people. We need victory over human
RECIPE - Recipe for convention. Recipe for satisfaction. We need to be satisfied
and not looking for more or something we don’t have. SATISFIED. Blessed are poor
in spirit. The MORE you have the MORE you need. We are given the recipe, but we
need to pay the price for the ingredients.
You don’t have to go to a doctor. You can go straight to the cemetery.
NEW LANGUAGE – LOVE & THANKFULNESS. OLD LANGUAGE – criticize, complain,
argue. PIGS fight, attack and criticize.
Not our flesh praying and crying out to God but that it be our soul praying and crying
Do we make light of the invitation to COME?! We can’t say wedding garment didn’t
fit, didn’t have one. No reason or no excuse – He’s given complete provision.
Fear first – then love of God. Do we value the invitation to feast?
Jesus grieves with hardness of a heart. Hard heart happens little by little – not
overnight. Building a wall around heart – harden. Need to get close to God. Hard
heart ignores the pricks of God. We don’t want to ignore God’s pricks.
Straight gate and narrow way. We need to be settled in our spiritual walk with Lord –
nee to be settled at gate.
Threatening – a promise with a wrong spirit. (Saul – a spirit actually threatening,
spirit dealt with. Gate – door of His Kingdom is gradual or direct.
GATE – when Lord begins bringing someone to gate of Kingdom He’s going to ask us
questions that must have an answer – that we are not able to side step question.
Grace of Lord at gate of Kingdom.
BRIDE – not gender. A precious people collectively forms the bride. Relationship
eternal and has no end.
Pile of dust. See a pile of dust – attributes. Do we ever say – look at the value of pile
What is our ASPIRATION? To be as close to son of God. It is THE only one that
brings satisfaction and peace. Nothing achieved in this life will satisfy.
What is the GOAL? Not to be anything before man, but to be before God LIKE
WITNESS – as witness has to know something or testimony doesn’t matter. Teacher
asked 1st grade girl to draw picture of something that happened this summer. Girl
drew two stick people in canoe and a lump between. Girl wrote explanation below that
the lump in middle was her during a disagreement her parents had. Parents didn’t
realize their disagreement that day would be broadcast to the whole community. Be a
witness to those things so precious.
Lord knows we need bread. Lord knows WHEN to open and reveal at that moment.
Apple – rotten to the core. Outside beautiful. Inside rotten. Invite Him. He begins
work on inside and get beautiful inside – out. It’s hard for a banana not to be a
banana. If it’s a BANANA inside, it’s a BANANA outside. Witness others are seeing
– if we’re right on INSIDE, right on OUTSIDE will follow.
Saying sorry when we don’t feel it is like gravel in mouth.
I’ve read the end of the book – God WINS.
WINE – power in wine. Partaker of it will affect you – see, hear, speak, walk – makes
a difference and changes you. Jesus labored alone to provide wine of SPIRIT in us.
Desperate for spirit and power. Urgency to hear words of Jesus. Begin in
desperation for bread. Consuming desire to be filled with spirit of God.
Be careful in bringing up and caring for children. PARENT’S PRIVILEGE – raising kids
– care that goes beyond own life. Spirit of God not end. Care and contribute to
something that’s forever.
A lot of places in world CHILDREN do NOT BELONG. Even signs posted. Do you
think an adult or spirit of God be there? Not take us places God’s spirit not go.
Grieve not the spirit.
Pray for an open book – bread, caution and purpose.
Remove anything that restricts the flowing waters. (shared outside of meeting:
Remove the lid of barrel – allow water to enter)
Ever QUIT LISTENING because we didn’t like what we were hearing? Missed
message. Jesus trying to give warning.
Our lives on the alter can provoke others to want Christ too. Exhort one another for
what’s right – do NOT promote our flesh.
Don’t want to give place to a PLAYER.
Parents taught young children to pray. A time came when mom told her children I
need you children to pray to God from your heart – we need answers.
If there’s going to be peace of city – need harmony with brothers and sisters.
Wanted wings of dove. Lord gave him wings of EAGLE. Rise above whatever is
Kettle of SOUP – weighty things at bottom – stir up. Bring back to remembrance.
Sheep – call them, they come running. Sit on the grass – let them come up to me.
Some weary. Some special relationship trust to touch. When God calls He can touch.
“I don’t get it” may affect pride. Zacchaeus didn’t care – He went up into tree.
Lord deals with us and wakes us up. He wants to come in and stay.
When sinned their eyes were opened to see sin. (Adam & Eve) Their effort to
cover/clothe – wasn’t acceptable – they hid themselves. God can show us our sin and
show provision – garment of salvation.
Children may seem young and want to profess and make peace with God. One
response - Does child understand about going to a bad place if die (hell). Then they’re
responsible and understanding. Start at nothing and willing to put away past and
begin a new walk.
Professing – excited & emotional vs. approaching logically because I understand and
have counted the costs. Professing costs us something. Sit down and get it figured
out. We’re sunk without it – without God. What I need.
Grace doesn’t make it easy it makes it possible.
My ideas and his ideas – don’t coincide.
Thought may be – God wants something of me I don’t want to give Him. Response to
Gospel is understanding we need help. We can’t serve God without Holy Spirit. First
feeble steps God gives strength. Turn over control and allow Him to direct and plan.
The QUIET that brings to light the CROSS.
Help us to never disrupt the Spirit.
WORKERS together at convention – sister worker mentioned seeing efforts and
hours of prayer – to be a safe and pure vessel. Words pure. Doctrine pure. He is
PURE and PUREST lamb of God.
Is this water as clean as it looks? Many things we can drink satisfy thirst, but was is
the afterwards affect?
Not one person can claim purity without PROVISION of Christ. Christ paid full price
Water in Pakistan can cause so much problems. Need to be filtered. Filtered plans
of God. Filtered thoughts. Filter for our tongue and words. Help purity of bride.
Don’t dig up in doubt wait on in faith.
It isn’t relevant and it’s not too much. It isn’t relevant to our walk and salvation –
leave it. It’s not too much if should or shouldn’t – not too much for Lord. Live deeper
than flesh. What’s relevant will be done.
Quit talking about it and start doing it.
Testimonies are like a little kernel – seed to feed. (thought outside meeting)
Jesus elder perfect brother. It’s good when oldest child be a good example. Little
boy at school and another boy beat up on little fella. Then told boy I’m going to wait
for you and beat you up. Question - do I go home or sleep at school. Then he saw his
older brother. He walked beside bully no fear. Older brother walked by wicked one –
in no fear.
Election – 1 vote – He can become your KING. We don’t want the prince of world our
leader. Little girl lived in Germany. Mother lived in Spain and had a king. Little girl
wanted her mother’s king to be her king. Little girl’s friends didn’t believe. Little girl
wrote king. King came for her. Christ can be our King & Saviour.
Husband, wife and son in a boat that capsized. Wife and son couldn’t swim. Husband
could only save one. Wife said please save our son. She gave her life for her son.
Man saved his son.
INSIDE & OUTSIDE. Some are “full of beans”. The label is not enough – it needs to
be what’s on inside. Canned goods – sell without label? Go to store and buy cans with
no label? Some say the only thing important is INSIDE, but we would not buy a can
of beans without a label on OUTSIDE.
Have these 4 faces and life on earth – Face of LAMB – honest, good man, reputation
in community. Face of LION – turn not aside, go straight forward with courage. Face
of OX – continue to do God’s will day after day with patience. Face of EAGLE – walk,
not faint, pray – get off ground. Chicken flaps it’s wings didn’t get off ground. Eagle
gets of ground difficulty – looking for updraft – fellowship with God.
Identical Twins – one good and other sent to death. Good twin asked other – if you
could live over again and had another chance to live differently would you – yes I
would but I don’t have a chance. Good twin repeated question. Then said I’ll put on
your clothes and you mine. Good twin die for other. What if man despised and lived
differently? It would be terrible if he gave his life in vain. We don’t want to live our
life in vain for Jesus’ death.
Hard, cruel man (husband). Wife made her choice anyway and went to bed. She
never saw another light of day. Nothing kept her back – sere God and nothing keep
her back. Lord took her. Let nothing keep you back – intention to go all the way.
Have an uncomplicated yes, submission and joy.
Be available for anything and all God asks of us.
HONEST – God’s pleading with us to be honest. Heart’s desire complimented will of
God. Honest prayer match heart’s desire of will of God.
Prophesy of where we are in Bible. Christ our Passover has been sacrificed. In feast
of unleavened bread. Paul said let us keep the feast of unleavened bread.
STUDY – young lad studied and study and thought more about it. Useful study leads
to additional pasture.
Christ Passover – done. Keep feast of unleavened bread.
What defines to us OLD leaven and what to put out? LEAVEN is EVERYWHERE. Pine
nuts put in water and drain off, then starter for bread. What accompanies lamb? 1.
Bitter herbs augment flavor of lamb. 2. Unleavened bread. Learn of bitter herbs –
deny self and taking up cross will become more of Christ. Christ was a crucified life
all his life.
OLD LEAVEN – malice and wickedness. Yeast eruption. At school say someone bumps
into you – you get mad. Pray for grace that you pick up books and go on verses anger
setting in. Anger grows will it becomes wrath then malice. Anger with intent to hurt.
Maturing gave themselves for the maturing of the gospel. Not a life of own lusts. All
are involved in aiding one another. Likeness of word become apparent in church.
Unleavened bread of SINCERITY AND TRUTH. Both are effective and stands as it
is. Can’t add to truth more than it is – truth. Sincerity without wax. As it is alone or
with people. It’s what it is.
Godliness with CONTENTMENT is great gain.
Satan speak – how many vows have you broken, testimonies you’ve failed – avail of help
Young parent – hard to bring morsel to meeting. Children encouragement to keep
Time getting short, numbers getting higher.
Keep going young families – Lord can deal with smallest child.
It’s hard to take away something someone loves. Love Christ and it’s hard to take
If I’m not prepared to give a testimony how prepared am I for Christ’s return and
Abigail – peacemaker, words of wisdom, words of substance.
Strong seal – so if world pushes me I do not break.
FELLOWSHIP AND WORSHIP. Fellowship – 2 directions – God & people. Worship –
usually 1 direction – Father/God. What we get in return we do not know how to add it
up. True worshipers worship in spirit and truth. Fellowship reserved for those who
worship the Father in spirit and truth then those people can have fellowship one with
Fellowship extensive and important in handling the word of life… amongst
husband/wife, siblings, ministry… fellowship with Father and Son… and fellowship
with one another. LORD BE BETWEEN WE & ME.
Sometimes we have to say ‘goodbye’. Fellowship between people. Lord needs to be
between the people. Need to depend on Lord not depend on people. FELLOWSHIP
vs. FRIENDSHIP. Friendship couldn’t feed anymore – couldn’t go further, maybe
fellowship be hindered.
Stand in light. Walk in light.
Fellowship – feed one another and it can be rich. Bond between saint and servant.
Manifest what we’ve been feeding on. Peace workers bring to home.
How powerful the world is. Feeding on the wrong things even in 1 day can affect the
handling word of life.
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