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The Word is Quick and Sharp!

Sword Of The Spirit

By Pastor Jeff,

Hebrews 4:11-12, “Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
The word of God, I will never apologize about speaking of how important it is for us believers to fall in love with the bible and to continue to devour it. Again, I stand before you and tell you that we have to abandon the old way that many of us have been brought up of taking one verse in the bible, memorize it sometimes, then make a doctrine of it.

In this chapter the writer is talking to us  about rest, for in this world rest is something that is very difficult to obtain we are so busy going to and fro that we miss opportunities to receive the rest that comes from Jesus Christ.

The word of God is quick and powerful, literally the bible is life and active, John 10:7-11, “Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 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. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”

Its sharper than any two-edged sword, “any” not some, not most, “any, all” Ephesians 6:17, “…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:” I ask you does this sword no matter how sharp it is serve any purpose if it is just sitting on a mantel as a decoration?

Piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow. Wow, that is deep! Can any of us see the soul? The spirit? How about the joints and marrow? Its so quick, so powerful, so sharp that it penetrates deep within the heart and soul of man, you may not see the effects of it but,
Isaiah 55:8-11, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Mouth in the Hebrew is two-edged interesting isn’t it?

Don’t ever stop sharing the word of God, we have so much technology today that is being used to share negativity, and please don’t take this wrong, recipes, pictures of our pets are not bad things, but Let’s flood it with the word of God, you don’t know where and who the mighty two-edged sword will strike!

And is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Psalms 119:9-11, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Hid, to hoard or reserve; to protect, esteem, lay up, (keep) secret (-ly, place).
2 Timothy 3,  Tells us about a day that will become so evil that it be will difficult to see any good in the world, the Apostle Paul then tells us, in verses 14-17, But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”

The word of God needs to be precious to us believers and never be taken for granted! We must do everything we can to get the word of God out to this lost and dying world!

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Stand on the Rock

       By Pastor Mike

I want you to really think about this. What are you standing on? How strong are you rooted in JESUS. Are you standing on sand, dirt, mud, quicksand? Or are you standing on what could be the worst thing and that’s the fence. The fence is probably the worst thing to stand on because it could be scariest. If you’re on the fence and leaning to the wrong side, will it take you down and live for the world or live your life to satisfy your friends. Or satisfy you.

1 Corinthians 10:3-4

And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

Matthew 7:24-27

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

The sayings JESUS is talking about are all the parables HE told all of the people. People relate to stories. We need to do everything JESUS tells us to in HIS WORD. Stand strong on the Rock. Live your life on the Rock. It’s all about standing on JESUS.

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

If you’re not on the Rock and standing on the Word of GOD and Living for JESUS the fall will be a great one. Don’t walk the fence. Stand on the Rock. It’s always better to live for JESUS. That’s how you’re gonna make it to heaven.

The Rock that JESUS built HIS church on is the Truth on who HE is and HE is the KING of kings and LORD of lords. HE is our Saviour and our GOD.

The devil and his imps want to destroy us by keeping our minds off of JESUS. When this happens we can become complacent. We can make coming to GOD’S church a checklist. We can start walking the fence and that’s dangerous.

You can’t afford to be complacent. This is serious business. All of eternity is at stake. We know it’s all about choices. And it’s choices we make to where we’ll end up forever. Choose you this day. We all gotta decide if we take our relationship with JESUS seriously. You decide to build your house on the solid foundation of GOD’s Word. JESUS tells us how HE feels about this.

Revelation 3:15-16

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Be on fire for JESUS. The cold ones at least know that they are not serving GOD. They are honest about where they at. The lukewarm Christians are the ones that think they’re truly serving GOD, but they’re only going through the motions. In HIS letter to the church in Laodicea, JESUS says that if you are lukewarm, HE will vomit you out of HIS mouth! You need to choose to be hot for JESUS all the time. Being lukewarm or cold is building your house on the sand and it won’t be long until it falls down. You need to hear the Word of GOD, then choose to obey it, and apply it in your everyday life. Don’t resist going to deeper levels. Raise your level of desire to know JESUS.

You’ll never go wrong following JESUS. Those who build their house upon the Rock, are those who get the knowledge of the truth. They hate what is evil, and grab a hold to what’s good. The Word should be first place in your life. You can’t sit on both sides of the fence. You stand up and say like Joshua did, “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15). Don’t be moved or swayed by the opinions of man. Stand firm on the Word of GOD. GOD and HIS Word are one and the same! And HIS name is JESUS. Don’t stand on the fence. Stand on the Rock.

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The Power of the Name of Jesus

  By Pastor Mike

Greetings to everyone reading this and I greet you in the Name of JESUS. There is tremendous power in that mighty Name. I have been a witness to a lot of healings by calling on the name of JESUS. I’ve seen people get delivered and demons were cast out. We need to really understand all the Power wrapped up in that name and we need to give JESUS all the glory for doing it.

There was a very strong move of the LORD again today in service. Everyone that was there was released from something that had a hold on them. They were set free. Now it’s time to move forward as a body of believers and let people know the Hope they can have in the Powerful name of JESUS.

There is a lot of scripture that tells us about the Power of the Name of JESUS. People were healed in HIS NAME. We are saved by HIS NAME – Acts 4:12  “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Demons were cast out in HIS NAME. Everything you need today in your life is wrapped up in the name of JESUS. Just call on HIS Name when you need a healing, when you need peace, comfort, Blessings, provision, salvation, deliverance.

1 John 4:4 tells us that when you receive the free gift of the HOLY GHOST you are victorious over anything the enemy can throw at you. “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

In the Book of Acts, chapter 3, verses 1-9 talks about a man who was crippled from birth and was asking for money. Peter and John were on their way to the temple to pray. When they saw this man begging for money, Peter looked him right in the eyes and told him they had no money. But what they did give him was more than any amount of money there was. Peter told him that in the name of JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth rise up and walk. Immediately his bones were healed and he jumped around praising GOD.

I want you to know that everything that the WORD of GOD says is for us today. All of it. Be Blessed and stay amazed at what JESUS does.

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My Sheep Hear My Voice!

jesus-good-shepherd-follows-sheep by Pastor Jeff

Hearing God’s voice, as a young christian and for many years after I struggled with this thought, I heard from other saints or read articles and books that the author would make the statement “God told me” or something similar. I will confess that many times I would doubt the person that would make this statement because it hadn’t occurred to me. I will say that many times as I read the Word of God I would find the words speaking to the Holy Spirit within me and I was very appreciative of that. This as I later found out is what is called the “rhema” which refers to the spoken word, Mary the mother of Jesus gives us an example of this in Luke 1:38, “And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.”

But this was not sufficient for me, I wanted to hear His voice; after all John 10:27 says, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” After a very dry time in my life I came to Jesus declaring that I was tired of playing games, that I desired everything that He would offer me. I spent many hours alone in reading, praying, worshipping Him and added some fasting to it. It wasn’t long that I then began to hear the gentle, loving voice of God speaking to me. It wasn’t a loud overpowering voice that everyone around me would hear, but I knew it was Jesus Christ speaking to me as the Holy Ghost would leap with joy as the words came to me.

I would be remiss to say that this didn’t changed my walk with Jesus Christ forever, without that voice giving me instruction, direction I definitely would not be where I’m at in service to Him, and I will never cease to be thankful for it.

For those that are like I was, questioning if they have ever heard His voice, I declare to you He wants to; what is needed from us is total commitment, the Prophet Jeremiah tells us “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” God wants all of us, not just a part! Praise and worship him, God loves and cannot resist heartfelt praise and worship from His children!

Spend time alone with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and I declare without a doubt that you will soon hear that awesome, wonderful, voice of our God! For the day we are living in it’s imperative that every child of Jesus Christ be able to recognize His wonderful voice!

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