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Trust In Jesus As Your Savior   Leave a comment

TRUST IN JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR – Andrew Wommack Ministries

Matthew 19:16 "And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?"

MATTHEW 19:12-20

On the surface, it appears that this rich young ruler was "right on" in the way he approached Jesus and sought salvation. He ran, kneeled down to Jesus, and openly professed Him as a Good Master. What could be wrong with that?

First, he acknowledged Jesus as good but not as God. This is a pivotal point.

Every major religion of the world acknowledges that Jesus lived and will even admit that He definitely was a good man, but they won’t recognize Him as God. If Jesus was only a good man, He couldn’t save anybody. Jesus didn’t just come to show us the way to God. He was the way, the only way unto the Father.

No man could come unto the Father, but by Him (Jn. 14:6). Jesus had made this point publicly many times before. This is the reason that Jesus responded to this young man’s question the way He did. Jesus was saying, "God is the only one who is good. You must accept me as God or not at all." Jesus was either who He claimed to be or He was the biggest fraud that ever lived. He has to be one or the other. He cannot be both.

Second, he asked what he could do to produce salvation. He trusted in himself and believed he could accomplish whatever good work Jesus might request. This is completely opposed to the plan of salvation that Jesus came to bring.

Jesus obtained salvation for us through His substitution and He offers it to us as a free gift. All we must do is believe and receive. This rich young ruler wasn’t looking for a Savior. He was trying to be his own savior. This is the reason Jesus referred him back to the commandments. He either needed to keep all of the law perfectly or he needed a Savior. Jesus desired to turn this man from trusting in himself by showing him God’s perfect standard, which no one could keep, so that then he would trust in a Savior.

Posted August 21, 2014 by Free From Burdens in Uncategorized

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Only Jesus Is Altogether Lovely   Leave a comment

Only Jesus Is Altogether Lovely – Joseph Prince Ministries

Leviticus 2:1; ‘When anyone offers a grain offering to the Lord, his offering shall be of fine flour…

I love the symbolism of Jesus as fine flour. Fine, even flour comes from wheat that has been pounded and beaten again and again, and sifted several times. Doesn’t that remind you of Jesus’ sufferings and sacrifice for you?

And like fine flour, there is nothing coarse about the person of Jesus. Everything about Him is in even proportions. Every word that He spoke when He was in this world, every thought of His, every action of His, was so fine! When He was kind, He was not soft. When He was assertive, He was not overbearing. He is steel and velvet, meekness and majesty. Like a perfect diamond, every which way you turn Him, you see flawlessness, beauty and brilliance. There is no one altogether lovely like Jesus!

What about Bible greats like Moses and Abraham, or Peter, John and Paul?

Moses, whom the Bible says was more humble than any man on the face of the earth (Numbers 12:3), was once so furious with his people that he struck a rock twice, something he was not supposed to do. (Numbers 20:1–12) His temper got the better of him on that occasion.

Abraham, whom Christians regard as a man of faith (Hebrews 11:8–10), lied about his wife being his sister when a king coveted her. He endangered her life just to save his own skin. (Genesis 20:1–18)

Peter, who was deeply zealous for Jesus, denied Him three times. (Matthew 26:33–34) John, the beloved disciple who leaned on Jesus’ bosom, was all ready to call down fire from heaven to destroy the inhabitants of Samaria who had rejected Jesus. (Luke 9:52–54)

What about Paul, the apostle of grace, who blazed the missionary trail which future missionaries would follow? Even Paul went to Jerusalem when he was told not to by the Holy Spirit through some disciples and the prophet Agabus. (Acts 21:4, 10–11)

Beloved, the best of us can miss the mark. The only one who is faultless, flawless and altogether lovely is Jesus. And because He never misses the mark, you can look to Him. He will never disappoint you!

Word Power   Leave a comment

WORD POWER – Andrew Wommack Ministries

Matthew 14:29, "And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus."

This one word "come" was spoken by the one who made all things (Jn. 1:3) and it had just as much power in it as the words that were spoken at creation. This is where the power came from for Peter to walk on the water. Likewise, any word spoken to us by God carries in itself the anointing and power it takes to fulfill that word, if we will release it by believing it and acting on it.

We need to not only know God’s power, but the greatness of God’s power, and then the exceeding greatness of God’s power. This exceeding greatness of God’s power is towards us. That means that it is for us and our benefit. Some people get glimpses of God’s power, but very few have the revelation that it is for us and at our disposal. It doesn’t do us any good to believe that God has power if we don’t believe that it will work for us. This great power of God is effectual only for those who believe. We must believe to receive, or if we doubt, we do without.

Despite all the criticism that might be leveled at Peter in this instance, he did walk on the water. There were eleven other disciples in the boat and although they clearly saw Jesus and Peter walking on the water, they still did not participate. One of the important steps in receiving a miracle from God is to leave the security of your natural resources (get out of your boat) and put yourself in the position where there has to be a miracle from God to hold you up. God is no respecter of persons (Rom. 2:11). Any of the disciples could have walked on the water, if they would have asked and gotten out of the boat.

Law Of Faith   Leave a comment

THE LAW OF FAITH – Andrew Wommack Ministries

Luke 8:45, "And Jesus said, ‘Who touched me?’ When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, ‘Master, the multitude throng thee, and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?’"

MATTHEW 9:18-20; MARK 5:21-34; LUKE 8:40-48

The multitudes were thronging Jesus. That is, they were compressing, and crowding in on all sides, so it seems strange that He would ask, "Who touched me?" Many people were physically touching Jesus, but this woman touched His power by faith. Many people in the crowd probably needed healing, but this person is the only one mentioned who received. The difference was the touch of faith.

If it was simply Jesus’ willingness to heal that determined whether or not the healing took place, then all of the sick in this multitude would have been healed. This instance illustrates that it’s not prayer that saves the sick, but rather the prayer of faith that saves the sick (Jas. 5:15).

Healing is governed by law and not by a case by case decision from God based on His feelings toward us. This woman received her healing by the law of faith before Jesus knew anything about her. Impassioned pleas to God will not obtain the miracle we seek. Although Jesus is touched by our feelings, it requires faith. It’s not because Jesus doesn’t know our needs or hear our cries that miracles don’t happen, but rather it’s because very few know how the law of faith works.

One of the main differences between a God-kind of faith and a natural, human faith, which everyone has, is that human faith believes only what it can see, taste, hear, smell, or feel. God’s kind of faith believes in things that cannot be seen. You must believe that you receive your answer "when you pray" – not when you see the thing you’ve desired. Simply put, faith is our response to God’s ability, made complete by our actions. Trust Him completely and, because you believe, your actions will follow.

One Year With Jesus – April 22 – Andrew Wommack Ministries

Jesus—King And Lord Over The Storm   Leave a comment

Jesus—King And Lord Over The Storm – From Joseph Prince Ministries

Matthew 14:27; But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”

Are you going through a dark, difficult moment in your life? Perhaps the storm just rages on with no let-up and you are trembling in fear. You feel that any time now, you may just cave in and go under because you cannot beat this storm.

Be comforted that Jesus sees what you are going through and He always comes to where you are in your darkest hour. He did that for His disciples one stormy night on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus came, walking on the stormy waters, walking on top of the problem that was threatening to overwhelm them. He is indeed the King and Lord over the storms!

When your eyes are on Christ, even though the storms are raging and the winds are blowing, you will know that you are above your troubles and circumstances. When people ask you how you are doing under the circumstances, tell them, “I am not under the circumstances. I am on top of them because my God is above all!”

Don’t be fearful. He will come to you walking on the stormy waters. Hear His comforting voice telling you, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”

And as you behold Jesus, you become like Him. You will find yourself doing things you did not know you could do. You will, like Peter, walk on water. This happens when you are occupied with the person of Jesus, with His resources, love, wisdom, ability, power and majesty.

My friend, even during the times when you take your eyes off Jesus, He never takes His eyes off you. And when you cry out to Him, He will immediately stretch out His hand to catch hold of you. You will not go under.

There may be times that you are not able to find your way back. Jesus will then hold your hand and walk you back to the boat. And like Peter, you will realize that with your hand in His, the storm will come to a standstill!

Your ‘Work’ Is To Enter His Rest   Leave a comment

Your ‘Work’ Is To Enter His Rest from Joseph Prince

Hebrews 4:10–11; he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest…

A baby learns to sit first before he starts to stand and walk. The Christian life also begins with sitting. God “raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus”. (Ephesians 2:6) How well we walk after that depends on how well we sit and rest in the finished work of Christ.

The promised land was a land of rest where God promised His people “large and beautiful cities which you did not build, houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant”. (Deuteronomy 6:10–11)

But for 40 years, God’s people wandered in the wilderness because they refused to believe that God had given them a land where everything had been prepared — the work was finished. They could not believe that God had given them a land full of good things to enjoy, a land which just flowed with His abundant supply.

Today, there are believers who still cannot believe that the work of Jesus is truly complete and finished. They are trying to complete a completed work, finish a finished work and defeat a defeated devil.

There are believers today who are always working and trying to produce their healing, success and victory. God wants us to stop trying and start trusting in His love for us. He wants us to stop working and struggling, and start resting and believing in His grace toward us.

The only “work” left for us to do today is to enter His rest. We are to labor every day to enter His rest. We are to rest inwardly and believe that the work is done because it is a finished work, and trust in God’s undeserved favor toward us. We are to rest in Jesus our true ark, who will carry us through tempestuous waters.

So today, “if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts… be diligent to enter that rest”. (Hebrews 4:7, 11) Let’s enter His rest. Let’s enjoy sitting together with Christ in the heavenly places, then we will run and not be weary! (Isaiah 40:31)

More on Fasting   Leave a comment

After studying more on fasting concerning what is called the Daniel fast, the Lord showed me how people have taken a combination of Daniel 1:8-16 and Daniel 10:1-3 to come up with this false fast. The vegetable part is taken from chapter 1 and the 21 days is taken from chapter 10. In Daniel 10 it states that he MOURNED for 3 weeks. To be extra sure I looked up the Hebrew meaning of mourn and found it means “to bewail”. Bewail is to lament, to express deep sorrow. You may wonder I should have known what mourn means. But I wanted no room for satan to put dumb questions in my mind. You see, I’m so tired of being deceived by “traditions of men”. Anyway, as I was studying I thought “if Daniel was going on a fast wouldn’t he say it like others in the Bible”. The Lord told me he did, in which I found in Daniel 9:3 where Daniel stated clearly he prayed and fasted (Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes).

One of the things that I asked the Lord concerning that false fast was, why it affected my body (which I thought was a good thing). When I did that false fast I thought it was effective because I felt different in my body. Actually, the pastor of the church I attended would tell us if we didn’t feel it in our bodies, then we are not fasting. That’s true to a certain degree. The Lord Jesus told me that people get deceived doing that false fast because their body goes through changes. But the problem is that is all the focus was on. The Lord Jesus said it’s like when people go on a diet, their body feels the effect from that change in eating. In that false fast, you are eating but like a diet, you’re eating differently. True fasting afflicts your soul (Isaiah 58:3 and 5). But when you fast the difference is spiritually more than naturally. Now that I know the truth I now see how I never received anything in the spirit when I was doing that false fast. I now see the only thing that was affected was my body. It got to the point I’d look forward to do that false fast because I’d lose some weight. Now when I truly go on a fast the Lord calls me on and abstain from foods, I see more of a spiritual change. From August – September, 2012 I went on a fast based on Isaiah 58 standard and I began to see things in the spirit of God more than I ever had. I heard the Lord clearer than ever. And there was no question who was talking to me. So there is no such thing as what we call a “Daniel Fast”. A true fast is according to Isaiah 58. There is no pleasure in a true fast. When you have a cookbook giving you great and good recipes in this false fast; how is that afflicting your soul. I remember one year while doing this false fast I’d get excited about fixing some of those recipes. Not only that, I created some recipes of my own. I wasn’t afflicting my soul, I was pleasuring my flesh. Fasting is important. Look at all the things accomplished because men and women in the Bible fasted and prayed. Jesus’ disciples weren’t able to cast out demons because they didn’t fast and pray (Mark 9:25-29). Why do you think satan deceives so many in reference to fasting? Because he knows we will tear his kingdom down. All this time I’ve been a Christian no one has ever taught me about fasting. If the Lord Jesus didn’t remove me from the church that was allowing so much ungodliness, I would not have received the truth. It is so important for us to have our own relationship with Jesus Christ and not through people. The way to God is not through people, but through Jesus Christ (John 14:6; Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me). Finally, we have to discern every thing and every body. Just because a person say their a prophet does not mean they come with a word from the Lord Jesus. In these last days, let’s seek only the truth in God’s Word. That way we’ll never go wrong. Please check out the next post on discernment. Be blessed and free in Jesus Christ.

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