We offer up the pray the prayer the Apostle Paul penned for each of you (Ephesians 1:17-23 / Ephesians 3:14-21 /
Colossians 1:9-14) as you approach The Word of God...
"Father, we give thanks to You for these that hear these messages, and we pray that the God of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father of glory, may give each one of them the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge
of Jesus, and that the eyes of their understanding be enlightened; that they may know what is the hope of their
calling, and what the riches of the glory of their inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness
of Your power toward them is, according to the working of Your mighty power, which You wrought in Christ,
when You raised him from the dead, and set him at Your own right hand in heavenly places, far above all
principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also
in that which is to come: and has put all things under his feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the
Church, which is His body, the fullness of Him that fills all in all.
"For this cause we bow our knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in
heaven and earth are named, that He would grant each one of them according to the riches of His glory to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in their inner man; that Christ may dwell in their hearts by faith; that
being rooted and grounded in Love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length,
and depth, and height; and to know the Love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that each and every one of
them might be filled with the knowledge of Your Will in all Wisdom of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful
in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to God's
glorious power unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.
"Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power
that works in us, unto Him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end."
— AMEN and AMEN!
Habakkuk 2:14 & ch. 3:2-5
“Too many Christians view revival as icing on the cake – something that would taste sweet but isn’t really necessary. What they don’t realize is that revival must occur in order for mankind to realize God’s purpose in this earth. That’s why our cry must be Revive Us, Oh Lord.” ~ Mac Hammond (Revival = to restore, declare or show Life)
The Prophet cried for God to restore His work. Jesus said in John 14 verse 12; “the works that I do you will do also, greater work than these.” There MUST come a Revival of God’s Work through the Church (the Body of Christ) in these last days. A Revival of God’s work is a display of God’s Presence, Power and Goodness: THE GLORY. That display is what is needed, now, to bring about real social reform and prepare the way for the Lord’s Return.
Faith! An extremely important aspect to the Christian Life and how to live that life in Christ. The Bible is God talking to mankind – it’s God’s voice to us. The Bible is God’s guide on how to live and operate in the Kingdom of God on this earth. So, it is vitally important that we know what the Bible says about this great subject of FAITH! Questions like: “Are we to Live by Faith?” / “What is Faith?” / “Who Has Faith?” / “How Does Faith Come?” / “How is Faith Developed?” / “How is Faith Released?” and “Are there Hinderances to Faith?” just to mention a few. Without Faith it is impossible to please the Father (Heb. 11:6) SO, Faith must be important to know about and to operate in it. Maybe you’ve heard some of these teachings... a fresh look at the subject of Faith may be just what we need to correct our walk, our talk, our life — besides, if nothing else, it’ll strengthen what we already know. Faith comes by hearing and hearing (and hearing... and hearing...) so let’s hear once more and grow in our life a little clearer to those that are watching us.
Jesus said, "My Words are SPIRIT and they are LIFE..." (John 6:63). The Word (Jesus) informs us that the WORD of God (again, Jesus - John 1:1-3; Rev. 19:13), IS both spirit and life. God's Faith is contained in His Word as well (Rom. 10:17) and without FAITH, it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God (Heb. 11:6). Faith comes by hearing The Word and that Word is LIFE, therefore Faith has a life to it — it contains a living faith within it. Therefore when we speak The Word of God, we are releasing, or "bringing forth" (Mt. 12:35) life into this earth realm. Speak Life - speak The Word - speak Faith. You do it.
This series is meant to bring The Church to an understanding of the yoke-destroying power of God: THE ANOINTING. This power of the Holy Spirit will stop the enemy from his plan to steal, kill and destroy. God’s plan to bring victory to every believer over Satan and his operation is found in 1 John 5:4 — THIS IS THE VICTORY THAT OVERCOMES THE WORLD — OUR FAITH!
Volume 2 — Walking God’s Way
Volume 1 — This Is That
(Zechariah 4:6) Then he said to me, This [addition of the bowl to the candlestick, causing it to yield a ceaseless supply of oil from the olive trees] is the word of the Lord to
Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit [of Whom the oil is a symbol], says the Lord of hosts.
(Luke 24:49 MKJV) And behold, I send the promise of My father on you. But you sit in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high.
We see in both these verses the promise of the Holy Spirit from God to man. The Holy Spirit empowers man, to give him abilities that he would otherwise not have. In this study we will be looking at the prophecy of Joel, who prophesied the coming power of the Holy Spirit in and on man: the Pentecostal Experience.
2 Corinthians 6:16 — “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Every born-again Christian has God dwelling IN them, but most Christians do not have that knowledge of this fact: GOD DWELLS IN THEM! God is interested in HABITATION — Not VISITATION. “I WILL DWELL IN THEM...” says the scripture above... no longer is God limited to visits among men, rather He can be IN MEN! The New Birth has given to man accessibility to God 24/7... no longer the need to go through a middle man (other than JESUS for the New Birth) — for we have direct access to the Father — “Come BOLDLY to the Throne of God....” says Hebrews 4:16...Becoming God-Inside Minded will lead you to the supernatural to minister to those in need. Philippians 1:6 informs us, “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ...” God inside, perfecting (maturing/developing) us into the image of His Son, Jesus — Romans 8:29. Be God-Inside Minded, today!
Every Christian Endeavor Begins with Prayer
Every successful endeavor for the Christian BEGINS with Prayer. Co-operating with the LAWS that govern prayer will guarantee this success. Ignorance on the part of the Christian, even though their heart is sincere, will not necessary guarantee success even though the endeavor they step out in may be a benefit or blessing to themselves and others. “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge,” says God — and ignorance concerning the Laws governing prayer and the different type of prayers could possibly end in disaster and cause frustration leading to bitterness and giving up entirely on praying altogether. Learn the Laws, co-operate with them and watch God move in your behalf!
The Earth SHALL be filled with the Glory of God... For the Living Church, there is a JOURNEY that we must take in order to not only SEE the Glory, but to ENTER in and LIVE it out such that the world cannot deny that they have seen God’s Glory!
God had a plan for mankind from the very beginning. That plan was interrupted by what we call “The fall of man.” Jesus came and as a man who lived a life without sin and then gave Himself as the spotless Lamb of God for the sacrifice of man’s Sin. He paid the debt owed to Sin, and when the Father accepted that offering, raised Him from the dead and crowned Him (Jesus) as the Lord of lords and the King of kings. He is now seated at the right hand of the Father interceeding for His followers. In that sacrifice, Jesus not only paid for the debt owed to man’s sin, but also restored THE BLESSING that God pronounced to His first man, Adam (Genesis 1:28). That BLESSING is to be lived out by Jesus’ Body - The Church, the Born-Again children of the Living God and lived out TODAY.
In this series, Pastor Jerry shares his vision and talk with the Lord concerning his calling, and the reason behind THE BLESSING that is now available to ALL that call upon the Name of the Lord.
Maturing The Body of Christ — Very similar to physical growth, a baby or child, cannot do or be as one would expect them to be as an adult. Maturity is growth. Growth in stature, sure - but growth in knowledge and in the wisdom to use that knowledge.
We as the Body of Christ are to be re-presenting (representing) the Living Christ to the world. Are they seeing Jesus or are they getting a "religion" to follow, a set of rules to discipline themselves to?
"The works that I do, you shall do also..." says Jesus in John. Are we seeing THAT being manifested in our lives — both individually and collectively?
We ARE God’s Creation... Created in Righteousness and True Holiness (Ephesians)... Isn’t it time that we GROW into that which we ARE created? Maturity ... putting ON the LIVING CHRIST for the world to see and hear.
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints..” - Jude 1:3
Contend means to fight for, to focus upon,to endeavor to accomplish. What are YOU endeavoring to accomplish by Faith?
We are justified BY FAITH. That is, we’re brought into right standing with God via the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, our Lord. He (Jesus) Who knew no sin (was Himself, Sinless) became Sin in our behalf, SO THAT the Righteousness of God may become OUR Righteousness as we NOW live as New Creations created IN that Righteousness and in True Holiness (2 Cor. 5: 17 & 21; Ephesians 2:10 / Ephesians 4:24).
Hebrews 11:6 informs us that WITHOUT FAITH, it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God. That That tells me that I should endeavor to find out ALL I can on the subject of FAITH, because I want to be well-pleasing to my God — don’t you?
Questions such as, “Are there hindrances to Faith?” / “What is Faith?” / “Who has Faith?” / “How does one obtain Faith?” / “How is Faith developed?” / “How is Faith released?” — maybe others, need to be answered by each one of us in order to understand and operate IN FAITH.
Volume 1: The Integrity of God’s WORD
“Now it is evident that no person is justified (declared righteous and brought into right standing with God) through the Law, for the Scripture says, The man in right standing with God [the just, the righteous] shall live by and out of faith and he who through and by faith is declared righteous and in right standing with God shall live.” Galatians 3:11 [Amplified Classic version]
"Justified" from Strong’s Greek Concordance = declared innocent, to prove to be right [to bring into Right Standing with God]
We are justified by faith in God and His Word. Justified - that is, to be brought into the right place with God by receiving through the avenue of faith, the redemptive work that Jesus did for mankind by becoming Sin while on the Cross, and then by His going to hell to pay for man's Sin. After 3 days and 3 nights, having paid the price of man's Sin, He was justified and Resurrected to Life as Lord of Lords and King of Kings. It's call the Great Exchange — where He took our Sin and gave to us His Righteousness (2 Cor. 5:21) putting us in right standing with God.
Volume 1: The Hope of Our Being IN Christ
(Eph 1:18) [Amplified Classic Version] By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones). . .
As the Body of Christ, we need to have our eyes wide open to understand God’s timeframe. Some say there is no rapture because it’s not in the Bible. Some
say we’re already in the tribulation period.
We’re going to see what the Word of God says about the “rapture”. Dr. Hilton Sutton often said, “If you want the truth, read the Bible”.
In this study we’re going to discover the Bible Truths about
“The Day of the Lord”
May God BLESS and Anoint our Study.
Volume 1: Called to Be the Body of Christ
When one is Born Again, you become a New Creation by the Power of God. You, the REAL You, the Spirit man is now made in and of, God's Righteousness. You are much more than mere human! You ARE, you HAVE, and you CAN DO much for The Kingdom of God now BECAUSE you're a child of God. Knowing WHO you are, WHAT you can do, and WHAT you have are essential to walk and live a prosperous and healthy life while here in the flesh. The Abundant Life Jesus purchased for you is your NOW - not when you get to Heaven. God desires that with this knowledge, not only be a benefit to you personally, but that it will also be a witness to the world of His Love and Power to accomplish those benefits. We're called to be The Body of Christ — isn't it about time that we, THE CHURCH, prove the Greatness of our God!
God's desire for His children is to completely whole and free from any and all of the curse that entered the earth at the time of Adam and Eve's great Sin. Prosperity is usually thought of in monetary terms, when it actually means wholeness, abundance. "I've come to give you Life and Life abundantly," says Jesus in John 10:10. Abundant Life (ZOE) is a prosperous Life, a Life made whole. Jesus bore the curse so that we could be free from it. Ignorance of our birth-right will hinder the inheritance that was purchased from being fulfilled in one's life. Be Whole! Be Prosperous today!