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What WOULD Jesus Do?   Leave a comment

WWJD – What Would Jesus Do:

He saw sinners and He healed them, delivered them, cast out demons from them. He didn’t talk about them or act like He was better than them. His kindness showed them His love and they became His followers.

Jesus saw the religious Jews (the Pharisees and Sadducees) and rebuked them for being self-righteous. They felt they were better than those sinners. They compared themselves with others like the sinners and felt they were better. That high mindedness caused them to be so blind, the rejected the Savior and they didn’t even know they rejected Him. Like so many in churches do today. They are in church every week and think they are doing such a good work for the Lord; but continually deny Jesus without knowing it. Sin is wrong and it hurts the person, but the Lord drew them to Him without beating them up because of sin. How many people do you talk about because they are a sinner or have sinned? How many do you feel you are better than because someone’s a sinner or a Christian have sinned? Again, look at what Jesus did; He helped the sinners and rebuked the religious people.

We talk so much about people sins but don’t do what Jesus did. You want to see a sinner changed; heal them of their diseases. Cast out their demons. Look at how Jesus drew the Samaritan woman at the well to Him.

Sinners and Christians who’s sinned know they need help, but religious people don’t think they need help.

Look at two certain disciples in the Bible. A man who persecuted Christians, the apostle Paul; a man who denied Jesus not one, not two, but three times, the apostle Peter. We always call ourselves or others great men or women of God. But these two men became great and true men of God. Their works was based on the FACT they believed and trusted in Jesus Christ. Because of that love and devotion, they caused the real church to spread more than what it is doing today. Peter and Paul just simple followed what their Lord Jesus did.

The Lord Jesus tells us the world will know us by our love for one another (John 13:34-35). That’s what drew people to Jesus – LOVE. And that’s what will draw people to Him in today’s time. Not having the biggest church or the best choir or having the best anything. But doing exactly what Jesus did and show His love toward others. Even the homosexuals, the murders, the rapist, the adulteries, the thieves, etc. Jesus didn’t agree with sin, but He knew the best way for them to repent from their sin was to express His love toward them. He met their needs and they left their old lives and took on the new life in Him. They simple followed Him. Isn’t that what’s important?

So, when you think about what Jesus would do. Remember, He would show love by healing, feeding, delivering, casting out the demons, etc.

Acts 10:38; How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.

Matthew 9:35; And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

John 13:34-35; A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Posted November 9, 2014 by Free From Burdens in Uncategorized

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God’s Great Mercy   Leave a comment

Isaiah 54:9-10; For this is as the waters of Noah unto Me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My KINDNESS SHALL NOT DEPART FROM THEE NEITHER SHALL THE COVENANT OF MY PEACE BE REMOVED FROM THEE SAITH THE LORD THAT HATH MERCY ON THEE.

Posted May 30, 2014 by Free From Burdens in Uncategorized

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God Will Surely Show You Kindness   Leave a comment

God Will Surely Show You Kindness – Joseph Prince Ministries

2 Samuel 9:7; So David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your grandfather; and you shall eat bread at my table continually.”

When the people in the palace heard that King Saul and his son Jonathan had died in battle, they panicked. Fearful that David was coming to seize the throne, and kill all the sons and grandsons of Saul, they ran for their lives. A nurse took Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s son, and ran. But as she fled, the five-year-old boy fell and became lame in both feet. (2 Samuel 4:4)

The poor boy would not have been crippled if they had known that David actually loved Jonathan and Saul, and would have looked after Jonathan’s son because he had made a covenant with Jonathan. (1 Samuel 18:3)

In this story, King Saul represents the human race. He is like Adam who sinned against God and forfeited all that God gave to man. He had the position, but not the power anymore because of sin. Jonathan, who came after Saul, represents Jesus, who came as a human. Jonathan was not like Saul—he was good, just as Jesus is not like Adam—Jesus is the perfect Man. David represents God. So Jonathan’s covenant with David speaks of Jesus’ covenant with God. Mephibosheth represents believers today who are “lame” in some way—sick, depressed, fearful, poor and so on.

Now, Mephibosheth became lame because of bad news that was based on a lie. Many believers today are suffering needlessly because they believe the wrong things about God. They think, “My sin has found me out! God is coming after me!”

Well, I have good news for all Mephibosheths: David is not after your life! When David looked for Mephibosheth, it was to show him kindness, to take care of him and restore to him the land that had belonged to Saul his grandfather.

Likewise, God is not out to get you. He knows all about your sins and still loves you. That is why He sent Jesus as the payment for your sins. And because of Jesus’ covenant with Him, He says to you, “Don’t be afraid, I will surely show you kindness. I will restore all to you and you shall always eat at My table!”

The King Is Not Angry With You   Leave a comment

Good morning,

This is an awesome message. So many Christians believe God is angry with them. But under the new covenant we have with God because of the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s isn’t angry with us. I’ve heard a pastor state that “God is going to get you”. That thought produced burdens in me and not freedom. When I learned of His grace and mercy, I started to feel free; which caused me to trust Him to forgive my sins and cleanse me. Grace actually helped me sin less. There are so many things that happen on the earth and to people and God is getting blamed for them. But we have to trust what the Lord Jesus says in Luke 9:56. Jesus says He didn’t come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. This was said to a town who rejected Jesus. There are so many things we don’t understand, but we have to trust when He says He didn’t come to destroy our lives. We have only one who come to destroy us and that’s satan. The Word of God warns us that satan comes to steal, kill AND destroy, BUT Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10). If this is something you feel is wrong, just read and ask the Lord to reveal it to you. There are scriptures that back up this message, but you need to allow the Holy Spirit to open your heart to His Word and away from some traditional teachings. Think about it for a moment; why would Jesus come and die for us just to kill us. That’s not our Lord. Peace and blessings to us all.

Luke 9:51-56; And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, and sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

1 John 1:9; If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

The King Is Not Angry With You – From Joseph Prince Ministries

Proverbs 19:12; The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

The Bible tells us that the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8) But have you ever wondered why he acts like a roaring lion?

It has something to do with a lion’s roar. In the Bible, the roaring of a lion speaks of the king’s wrath—“The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion”. So when the devil walks about like a roaring lion, he is trying to give you the impression that the King is angry with you. And when you believe that God is angry with you, the devil knows that he has got you.

When you think that God is angry or displeased with you, you will not be confident of His love toward you. Instead, you will expect and fear punishment from Him. And you will want to stay away from Him because you do not wish to incur His wrath any further.

But the truth is that God is not angry with you, even when you fail or blow it, because all your sins have already been judged in the body of His Son at the cross. As the Lamb of God, Jesus became your burnt offering. That is why He said, “I thirst.” (John 19:28)

Those who heard Him say that at Calvary that day thought that His thirst was physical. Actually, His thirst was spiritual because He was being “burnt” by the fire of God’s wrath. He was being judged for our sins. His body exhausted all of God’s wrath until every claim of God’s holiness was satisfied and His wrath appeased!

Now, there is a law called “the law of double jeopardy”, which states that the same crime cannot be tried twice. Today, the fire of God’s wrath will never fall on you as a believer because it has already fallen on His Son at the cross. He judged your sins then, but in the body of His Son.

So right now, you are not under the King’s wrath but His favor. And His favor rains down on you like dew on the grass every morning!

His Mercy Endures Forever   Leave a comment

HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER – From Andrew Wommack Ministries

MATTHEW 12:20, "A bruised reed shall he not break, and a smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgement unto victory."

MATTHEW 12:15-21, MARK 3:7-19, LUKE 6:12-16

One of the ways in which God’s goodness is revealed is in mercy. We may describe mercy as the readiness of God to relieve the misery of fallen creatures. Many times, mercy is called compassion or lovingkindness. It is expressed toward the sinner because of the misery that sin has brought upon him.

The "reed" referred to in this passage is probably speaking of the reeds that grew in the marshy areas in the land of Palestine. These were very fragile and could be easily bruised or broken. The term "smoking flax" refers to a linen wick which was made from flax and burned brightly when floating on oil in an open lamp. However, when the oil was depleted, the flax would just smoke until the oil was replenished.

The meaning of these illustrations is that Jesus is ministering in mercy to those who have been bruised or broken (Lk. 4:18), and to those who have lost their oil (spirit). He has come to fill them anew (Mt. 5:3; Acts 1:5; 2:4). The Jews were used to the judgment of the law but Jesus came to minister grace and truth (Jn. 1:17), even to the Gentiles (Mt. 12:18, 21).

God’s mercy to the believer is revealed by His act of taking away the misery of sin’s consequences through the New Covenant of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Salvation is given to us because of God’s mercy. It’s not something we’ve merited or earned. As the Apostle Paul states, "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to HIS MERCY He saved us" (Ti. 3:5). God is for you, not against you. Cast all of your care upon Him, because His mercy endureth forever!

The Clause That Makes It All Happen   Leave a comment

The Clause That Makes It All Happen – From Joseph Prince

Hebrews 8:12; For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”

We are no longer under the old covenant. We are now under the new covenant. And in this new covenant, God says that He will do three things for us:

Lead us—“I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts.” (Hebrews 8:10) These are the laws of faith, love and liberty to guide you in everything you do. It is a spontaneous, dynamic, active and intimate way to be led by God.

Work miracles for us—“I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” (Hebrews 8:10) The phrase “I will be their God” denotes a miracle-working God. So if you are sick and God says, “I will be your God,” get ready for healing! If you are poor and God says, “I will be your God,” get ready for His supply!

Cause us to know Him effortlessly—“…all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.” (Hebrews 8:11) The Greek word for “know” here is eido. It means to know intuitively without effort. This means that you will know God easily.

Do you want to experience all these blessings in your life today?

“Of course, Pastor Prince, I want to be led by God. I want Him to work miracles in my life. I want to know Him intimately without straining or striving.”

Then, you need to know the clause that makes it all happen: “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” The words “no more” in the Greek carry a strong double-negative sense. So God is saying, “I will never, by no means, remember your sins!”

Beloved, the more you believe this in your heart, the more you will see those blessings fulfilled in your life. When you realize how much God has forgiven you and remembers your sins no more, you will know Him, His ways and His will for you intimately and intuitively without effort.

So believe in your heart today the clause on which all these blessings hinge, and get ready for miracles and hopes fulfilled in the days ahead!

The “old man” is dead   Leave a comment

THE "OLD MAN" IS DEAD – From Andrew Wommack Ministries

Mark 14:41 "And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners."

It is not our individual acts of sin that make us a sinner. It is our sin nature that makes us commit individual acts of sin. Adam’s one sin produced a sin nature in all men that in turn, caused each person to commit individual acts of sin. Jesus not only dealt with the original sin that contaminated the human race, but He also dealt with each individual act of sin.

Anyone who is trying to obtain righteousness through their actions is totally missing the point. Believers are made righteous through faith in Christ, independent of their actions. It’s the same way that everyone was made a sinner: through Adam’s one sin, not through our individual sins.

At salvation, our old man (Rom. 6:6) or sin nature died, but the tendency to sin remains in the thoughts and emotions that the old man left behind. No longer does the Christian have a sin nature that compels him to sin, but he must simply deal with renewing his mind.

Sin ruled like a king through condemnation to bring death upon everyone.

Condemnation is like the general of sin that enforces its power. Likewise, God’s grace now rules like a king through righteousness to bring all who are in Christ into eternal life. Righteousness is the general of grace who defends us against all the wiles of the devil.

Remove guilt or condemnation and sin loses its strength to rule (1 Cor. 15:56). Remove the knowledge of righteousness by faith, and grace loses its power to release eternal life into our daily lives.

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