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LIFE OF GOD – Andrew Wommack Ministries

John 10:10 "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

JOHN 10:7-10

The Greek word translated "life" here is "zoe" and it means life in the absolute sense or life as God has it. Everyone who is breathing has life in the sense of physical existence, but only those who receive Jesus can experience life as God intended it to be. Jesus came to not only save us from the torment of eternal hell, but also to give us this "zoe" or God-kind of life in abundance. The life of God is not awaiting us in heaven, but is presently possessed by every born-again person in his spirit. We can release this "zoe" life and enjoy it now by losing our natural life and finding this supernatural life. The way we lose our life is to deny any thoughts, emotions, or actions that are contrary to the Word of God, which is life ("zoe" in Jn. 6:63). When we line our thoughts, emotions, and actions up with the instructions of God’s Word, then we will find this "zoe" life manifest in our bodies and souls as well.

The Word is spiritual and must be understood through the spirit (1 Cor. 2:14). The Bible is simply a physical representation of Jesus and spiritual truth. It is inspired of God and therefore, totally accurate and reliable, and yet, until we receive the spirit that these words express, the Bible will not profit us (Heb. 4:2).

If we want to know what spiritual truth is, we must believe the Bible, for it is spirit and life. If we want to be led by the Spirit, then we must follow God’s Word. If we want to hear from the Spirit of God, then we must listen to what God says in His Word. The Spirit (Holy Spirit) and the Word (Jesus – Jn. 1:1) are one (1 Jn. 5:7).

THE SPIRIT AND THE WORD ARE ONE   Leave a comment

THE SPIRIT AND THE WORD ARE ONE

John 6:63, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life."

JOHN 6:40-71; 7:1

Jesus is stating that our spirit, not our flesh, is where our life comes from. These people were so dominated by their physical lives that they were missing all the spiritual significance of His words. Although God’s Word does benefit our physical man, the Word is spiritual and must be understood through the spirit. God’s Word is spirit and it takes our spirit to illuminate its truths to our minds.

The Word of God is not paper and ink. Jesus is the Word, and He existed in spiritual form long before any words were inspired to be written down by the Holy Ghost. The Bible is simply a physical representation of Jesus and spiritual truth. It is inspired of God and therefore, totally accurate and reliable, and yet, until we receive the Spirit expressed in these words the Bible will not profit us. This is why many people have read the Word, maybe even memorized it, and yet aren’t reaping its benefits.

Just as our physical man receives life from the food he eats, so our spiritual man receives life as we partake of Jesus, the "bread of life. Jesus plainly stated that the words He spoke were spiritual – not physical.

If we want to know what spiritual truth is, we must believe the Bible, for it is spirit and life. If we want to be led by the Spirit, then we must follow God’s Word. If we want to hear from the Spirit of God, then we must listen to what God says in His Word. The Spirit (Holy Spirit) and the Word (Jesus – Jn. 1:1) are one.

Continue in God’s Grace   Leave a comment

Continue In God’s Grace – Joseph Prince Ministries

2 Corinthians 3:6; …for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

To the Jews, the feast of Pentecost is a celebration of the giving of God’s law. It takes place 50 days after the Passover feast. When God gave the Israelites the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai, it was 50 days after they had celebrated their first Passover and come out of slavery in Egypt.

But what happened after God gave them the law on the first Pentecost? Three thousand people died! (Exodus 32:28) Contrast this with another Pentecost in the New Testament. In the book of Acts, it says that when Pentecost had fully come, God gave not the law but the Holy Spirit, and what happened? Three thousand people got saved (Acts 2:41), which goes to show that “the letter [the law] kills, but the Spirit gives life”!

The law, which was “written and engraved on stones”, ministered death. It killed 3,000 people. That is why the apostle Paul calls it “the ministry of death” and “the ministry of condemnation”. (2 Corinthians 3:7–9) On the other hand, the Spirit ministered life—3,000 people got saved.

My friend, when you come under the law by trying to keep God’s commandments in order to be blessed, it will lead to death. There will be deadness in your marriage, ministry, health, career…in your life. But when you depend on the Spirit of grace, it will lead to life. You will see breakthroughs and miracles (Galatians 3:5), and manifest the fruit of the Spirit.

So if you want to be blessed, make sure that you are on the right mountain. You see, the law was given on Mount Sinai, but the Spirit on Mount Zion. That is why the Bible says that “you have not come to the mountain [Sinai] that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest…But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels”. (Hebrews 12:18, 22) The Lord blesses you out of Zion (Psalm 128:5), and not Sinai!

Beloved, by grace you have been saved through faith. (Ephesians 2:8) Now, continue in the Spirit of grace. Remain on the right mountain and He will continue to supply miracles in your life!

You Are Perfect In God’s Eyes   Leave a comment

Good morning all,

Over a year ago a family member became sick. She had a stroke and the doctors didn’t expect her to make it. Back then because of the wrong teachings, my thinking was different concerning healing. I believed God could heal, but I had limitations. So I asked the family member’s daughter next time she visit her mom to lead her to Jesus Christ before she to into a coma like the doctor’s said. I didn’t know the day she was going. So one day while at home I saw a vision of enormous power being transferred to my family member while she was laying in the hospital bed. Later that day her daughter told me she visited her mom and her mom became a Christian.  At that same moment she confessed with her mouth the Lord Jesus and believed in her heart God raised Him from the dead, she was saved (Romans 10:9), was the same moment I saw great power enter her. That was the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ. Her spirit was now holy and cleansed. At another time (last year) the Holy Spirit told me when God sees me He sees His Son, Jesus. At that time I couldn’t understand because when I looked in the mirror, all I saw was my faults. But I failed to acknowledge the Holy Spirit inside me. If we are conscious of our status as priest and kings like our High Priest and our High King, we become that. If we are conscious of sin, we become that. That’s why it’s so important for our minds to be renewed by the Word of God. You see, our spirits are holy, but our minds are still corrupt. But each time we believe and receive His Word, the Truth, our minds become like Jesus Christ (Philippians 2:5; Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus). When our minds change, our actions change. Focus on that you are a new creation and old things have passed away, behold all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Peace and blessings; Veronica.

2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, NOT IMPUTING (KEEPING RECORD) THEIR TRESPASSES UNTO THEM; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.

You Are Perfect In God’s Eyes – From Joseph Prince Ministries

Hebrews 10:12, 14, KJV; But this man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God… For by one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified.

God sees you with no flaw, spot or imperfection, so honor His Word and the finished work of His Son by saying, “Amen!” Don’t doubt your perfection in Christ.

To see yourself as being far from perfect is not modesty, but a failure to understand the perfect sacrifice that Jesus has made for you.

The Bible tells us, “For by one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified”. Did you get that? You have not only been sanctified, that is, made holy, but by the same offering of His body, you have been perfected. You are both holy and perfect in God’s eyes!

Your sins have been purged perfectly. Today, Jesus is seated at His Father’s right hand not because He is the Son of God (although that is true), but because His work of purging your sins is completely finished and perfect!

So instead of being conscious of your sins, which is to have an evil conscience (Hebrews 10:22), you can have a perfect conscience, a conscience that is free from the guilt and condemnation of sins.

When you find yourself conscious of your sins, just say, “Thank You, Lord Jesus, for Your wonderful work at the cross. It is a perfect work that has removed all my sins completely.

“Holy Spirit, thank You for convicting me of righteousness, not my own, but God’s righteousness given to me as a gift. Keep on convicting me in the days to come, reminding me especially when I fail that I am still the righteousness of God in Christ.”

My friend, God sees you perfect without any spot of sin. He sees you covered in the beautiful white robes of His own righteousness. He treats you as a righteous man because that is what He has made you. So expect good things to happen to you because blessings are on the head of the righteous! (Proverbs 10:6).

PREPARING FOR FINAL HOUR   Leave a comment

A WORD FROM THE LORD JESUS GIVEN TO: YOLANDA BALLARD – AT THE FATHER’S FEET – Melbourn, Florida

http://www.roarnworship.com

PREPARING FOR FINAL HOUR

May 22, 2013

Draw your attention not to the circumstances that surround your life that can easily drag you down if you allow them to, but draw your attention to the fact that I am faithful to deliver you out of the snare of the enemy and use all things that you face for your good.For I am the One that has led you to the water, but you are the one that has to take the step of faith to even drink of it.  For I have given  you the River of Life to drink from, and I have given you the Tree of Life that you must eat from.  For I have given you already all things that pertain to life and godliness, but you must take responsibility to do your part in order to grow strong.

These are the days that evil will grow worse with each day, but at the same time My power is growing stronger within you.  And as you gather together to worship Me, I create in you united a bonfire of My love that burns brighter and brighter. 

When you unite yourselves with one mind and in one accord, you are creating within you the atmosphere in which I can move; but if you backbite one another and give into a critical spirit judging one another, you are opening the door so that the enemy can enter and devour the good work that I have begun within you.  And then you must start all over regaining the ground lost, and renewing trust to become that undivided unit once again.

For you are a body, and you must function as one.  You must love one another and care for one another as if you were caring for the members of your physical body.  Every one has an important role in My plan and purpose for your life and for promoting My kingdom and My will on earth. 

So I want you to take it seriously your part and function in the body in which you dwell.  Know that everything you do has an effect on one another.  If one hurts, then you all hurt, and if one is blessed, then you all are blessed.

You must move toward the direction I am leading you as a unit, and I am Captain in charge.  You are a troop of soldiers, and your leaders you must follow their direction.  You must love and trust one another and trust Me that I will lead and guide you into all truth.

Yes, this is the end of all times, and I am readying you for battle much larger than you have ever expected.  Take advantage of every moment that you are free to gather together unhindered by outer forces.  Take advantage of every moment that you are free to partake of My word.  Eat it and partake of it like it would be your last meal.  For you must have it hidden in your heart so that you can stand strong against the evil one.

I love you, My people, but you must remain sober, diligent, trustworthy, and faithful servants.  You must spend your time wisely preparing.  You must be ready!  In order to see Me move in signs, wonders, and miracles pulling down strongholds over the land, you must be the vessel that I am able to move through. 

For surely you will go from glory to glory for I am faithful to complete the good work that I have begun in you.  I would not bring you this far to leave you, but you must cooperate with Me.  For surely this is the hour for war.  It is My battle, but I must be able to use you as the vessel I will move through!

"Come Back to Life"   Leave a comment

I’d like to share a couple of weeks ago I felt death near me and every now and then I would still feel it. This has never happened to me, that I could remember. I would see it on others, but not me. So I was at a lost. I can see now how the evil spirit came on me. I allowed it in because I was looking at my situations. I had good days, but I struggled to believe the Lord Jesus in everything. I was looking at the issues instead of the One who’s bigger than any issue or problem. I thank God the Holy Spirit led to me speak over myself. I spoke that I shall not die but live and declare the works of the Lord (Psalm 118:17). I also noticed something different about me like I was dying, but I felt it wasn’t a sickness. But I continued to speak life in me. After I read Ezekiel 37, I spoke some words similar to the scripture and I began to feel life entering in my spirit. The Word of God is life to our bodies and our spirits. What we speak can bring life or death. I’ve become more aware of what I’ve been speaking in my life and others. I’m not speaking what I see; I’m speaking the Word of God. Be blessed in our Lord Jesus.

From our Lord Jesus given to:

Elaine Tavolacci

http://www.awordinseason.info

http://www.TheVoiceOfBreakthrough.com

"Come Back to Life"

Many of you are struggling as you are going through a "winter season" in your spiritual life as well as in the natural. You are so spiritually dry and you feel as if you are in the valley of dry bones wondering how you could ever recover. The Lord wants to revive those dead areas and bring you back to life.

The Lord says I am calling you to come back to life. Allow Me to remove the grave clothes that have kept you bound. I Am the resurrection and the Life and I Am awakening those dreams that I have placed in your heart and resurrecting those promises that I have made to you. I am loosing you from the death sentence that has attached itself to you, and bringing you into a life of victory. Don’t allow your present situations to take you into spiritual atrophy. Allow Me to resuscitate you once again. Allow Me to bring those dead things back to life and refresh those areas that are parched and dry. I will open up the graves and restore everything that has been lifeless. Those gifts that have been dormant will be alive once again. Trust in Me as I begin to raise those things that have deceased back up, and release you from those things that have kept you stagnant.

Be assured that what I have promised to you will surely come to pass. Be encouraged and know that life will come to those situations that have been dormant. Don’t be disheartened but trust Me to breathe My pneuma into you once again. You will truly be conformed to who I have created you to be as you allow Me into those areas that have been desolate and barren. Always remember that you have been created with a purpose, therefore do not consider your situations in the natural. I will pluck you out of the mirey clay of dismay. I will set you free from discontentment. I am the God of restoration and nothing is impossible with Me. Be loosed from the garments of death and "Come to Life", for your time for resurrection has come says The Lord.

Ezekiel 37: 1 – 5; The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" So I answered, "O Lord God, You know."  Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord God to these bones: "Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.

Ezekiel 37:12-14; Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: "Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it," says the Lord.’"

John 5:21; For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will.

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