We are so busy trying to be right and proving we are right, that we forget what it means to be righteous. There is a difference. Jews were so busy trying to be right, so when the Righteousness came, they missed it. In the midst of it you stop listening to the Holy Spirit and start listening to the voice of men and the voice of your conscience and the voice of the law. If I am not led by the Spirit, by the voice of God, I will not make it.
1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.
2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;
3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. (Isa 54:1-3 KJV)
Finding rest for your soul. How to have hope and to give people hope. If people lose hope, they will fail, because they lose their soul. Souls are lost in the world because they do not have hope.
Your soul (mind, will and feelings) has to be anchored. Hope is the anchor to the soul – Hen 6:19. “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil” (Heb 6:19 KJV).
When people do not have grace, they major on problems and minor on solutions. It makes your world negative.
How to open any gate and how to set any captive free
How much control of your life does God really have? On the scale from 1% to 100% – is it 75%? 50%? Or does it come up and down when problems come? It will be very evident in your fruit and conduct. Are you making people’s lives around you better, or they wish you would not around? It depends on who is in control of your life.
Everybody wants the gifts, see healing and miracles, including me. I need them. The Lord says, “If I am in control of your life, when certain circumstance come, why do you push Me over and take charge?” Healing ministry has to be with obedience. He is looking for someone who will say, “yes” to what God tells to do.
Many of us have a problem: independence of God. We want to do things our way. God tells to do something, and you compromise… Independence and compromise are areas when our flesh wait to take over.
We need the healing power of God back. But we also need a stable lifestyle. Too many options. There has to be the only way.
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Monday, January 12, 2015
Truth, Light and Life Mission, Penn Laird, Virginia
The greatest obstacle in the past is you. Ask yourself a question, “Who really is in control of my life?” The answer determines who determines my behaviour, flesh or the Spirit. Who is in control is obvious when a storm comes. If you are in control of your life, you are out of control. “For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh” (Phi 3:3 KJV)
What is your value? It is how much God is willing to pay for you.
If you have an ounce of independence in you. Or your opinion, it is like a virus. Let God overcome you. Without God you will never be able to do things right all the time.
“Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh” (Gal 5:16 KJV)
When Holy Spirit is in control of your life, you’ll please God.
You will never understand faith until you understand love.
Build your integrity. Make a decision: the world will see brand new me.
You’ll miss every target you don’t shoot at. So take a shot.
Daniel has excellent spirit (Daniel 5:14, 63). “He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit” (Pro 17:27 KJV). Excellent spirit keeps his cool.
You overcome by recognition. You recognize you’ve been ain a similar situation, failed, and you ask God to help you this time. Follow peace with all men.
“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV). Gentleness is a weapon of warfare. Our weapons of warfare are not carnal.
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Sabbath, January 3, 2015
Truth, Light and Life Mission, Penn Laird, Virginia
“Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” (NAS Revelation 19:7)
Eric Campbell, evangelist
If you are offended, you are already wrong. If you are mad, you are wrong. If you are right, you don’t have to defend yourself.
I looked up the facts in the Scriptures on how marriages were done in the Bible. Biblical marriage is not based on love, but on the covenant first. Bride was chosen by a Father , Mother or a good friend. You are a Bride of Christ. I did not choose Him, He chose you first.
“We love him, because he first loved us.” (1Jo 4:19 KJV)
I love Him, because He first loved me. God chose you first.
KJV John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him:
Here is your first love: He loved you first.
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I was listening to an interview with a prominent person recently. The interviewer asked a very valuable question. The even more valuable answer was a statement about the current thinking in America.
The answer was that our income tax is based on the idea that we are owned by our government. Therefore, the government has the right to tell us how much of the money we earn we are allowed to keep.
I will now take you back to the time of the American Civil War. European bankers offered to loan money to the USA to fight the war. President Lincoln wisely refused their offer. The Bankers circulated among themselves what is know as the “hazard letter”. That letter asserted that the American system must not be allowed to stand. In slavery the owner is responsible to house, clothe and feed his slaves. They asserted that their system (economic slavery) was better because it required the slave to provide for himself.
The answer pointed out a very vital Bible Principle.
KJV 1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not … ye are not your own?
If I am not my own, then who owns me? If you don’t know about yourself, then this is your opportunity to find out just who owns you?
The idea of ownership applies to: 1) husbands and wives, 2) parents and children as well as 3) slaves and slave owners. These comparisons are used frequently in the Bible to describe the relations between; 1) unbelievers and Satan, and 2) believers and God.
God tells us to be sure who owns us.
NET 2 Corinthians 13:5 Put yourselves to the test to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize regarding yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you– unless, indeed, you fail the test!
How do you know whether or not Jesus Christ is in you?
1) Did you receive Him as your Savior?
NAS John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,
2) Is He still living in you? Are you exercising the right?
KJV Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
3) What evidence is there that He is living in you?
(Mar 16:17-18 KJV)17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
(Joh 15:4-11 KJV)4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
KJV John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
(Rom 6:12-14 KJV)
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
(Rom 6:16 KJV)16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
KJV Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
14. Learning Obedience. October 29, 2011.
NAS Hebrews 5:8 Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.
Некоторые думают, что всё дело в том, чтоб мы были благословенными. Нет, всё дело в том, чтобы мы были преображены. Если вы будете стремиться только к благословениям, и не будете видеть их, то тогда у Вас будет куча вопросов, и вы разочаруетесь. И вы будете использовать свою веру на то, тобы добиться прорыва и благословений, о которых думаете, что в них всё. Нет! Всё дело в том, чтобы вам иметь мир с Богом, сиять ярким светом, ходить в любви и милосердии, творить мир посреди бед и огненных испытаний.
От одного человека жена ушла к другому. Он 5 дней кричал в своей комнате: “Боже, почему Ты это допустил? Верни мою жену!” Через 5 дней ощутимое присутствие Божие появилось в его комнате. Он утихомирился. Бог ответил ему: “Почему ты молишься так 5 дней? У тебя нет проблемы”. Для большинства пасторов сказанное Богом непонятно. Этот человек закричал на Бога:”Что Ты имеешь в виду, что у меня нет проблемы? Это что – шутка? Мои дети остались без матери! Моя жена подала на развод! Она в объятиях другого мужчины!” Бог поворил: “Я тебе сказал точно. У тебя нет проблемы. Твоя жена в беде. А все 5 дней ты только то и делал, что плакал и молился за себя. А Я-то думал, что ты умер для себя. Ты не подумал о ней. Она погибла! А у тебя все хорошо. Я с тобой”.
RST Притчи 4:7 Главное– мудрость: приобретай мудрость, и всем имением твоим приобретай разум.
CRV Притчи 4:7 В чем начало мудрости? Обретай мудрость, что бы ты ни копил, накопи разумение.
NAS Proverbs 4:7 “The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.
I asked the Lord to give me something to help Christians to win without going through the whole Bible in order to find proper verses. And He showed me verses, and if you drill this verses in your heart, you can not loose. If you want victory in your Christian walk, these formulas are absolutely necessary.
The Lord not only expects His children to have victory, but He has given them the Word to show them how to have victory. Unfortunately, many are like Gideon who asked, “…Oh my Lord; if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites” (Judges 6:13). Many people wonder, “Why did this happen to me?” or “Why did this turn out the way it did?” or “Why don’t the promises of God work for me?” One day, while praying, the Lord gave me seven exciting formulas for victory, which I want to share with you. Although many people have confessed these verses, the formulas make each confession more personal and profound. By placing these confessions together, they become unique and bring greater victories. After I shared this program with others, they testified of greater victories – some in just a few days. The purpose of this program is to help you get a revelation of the Lord helping you and being with you through every situation. Keep in mind that the promises of God’s Word are not for the rebellious or disobedient. They have been given to God’s children to help them have victory. You will notice that many of the verses have qualifications for the person who receives the promise.
HOW TO GET STARTED
After you have read and studied the information sheet for the formula, go to the worksheet. (You may want to copy the worksheet to hang up or carry with you.) Write your name, starting date and finishing date at the top of the worksheet. Then write the day of the week that you started on the line beside the confession. On the first day, study the confession for day one. Continually confess and meditate upon it throughout the day. On day two, confess the verse for day two throughout the day. As you confess each scripture, you may want to return to the information sheet to read the reinforcement verses and get a better understanding of each confession. (Note: Become familiar with your daily confessions before confessing your reinforcement verses. The reinforcement verses are only to help broaden your understanding. It is not necessary to memorize these verses.) Study only one confession per day for a total of seven days. At the end of seven days, you should have an overall revelation of the formula. Now, for the next twenty eight days, confess all seven verses each day (Don’t let this overwhelm you. It’s not as hard as you may think.) This will be a total of thirty five days – seven days with one confession per day plus twenty eight days with all seven confessions per day.
Make each confession a priority for that day. It should be more important than anything else you do. Get enthused about making these confessions. Make a quality, unchangeable decision that you will confess each verse until it gets into your human spirit. The more enthusiastically you confess these verses throughout the day, the more revelation you will receive concerning that verse. The Word of God is very precious and should never be confessed in a mechanical, nonchalant way.
It is important to begin with Formula #1. The other six formulas may be confessed in any order. For best results, confess only one formula at a time.
BATTLE VERSES: “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled” (II Corinthians 10:5-6).
If at any time you are tempted to think, “This formula is not working for me,” immediately go to the battle verses and cast down that thought. You may feel like you are not worthy for this formula to work in your life. If so, ask the Lord to forgive you of any wrong doing and cast down those thoughts that may arise in you. When anyone or anything tries to stop you, go to the battle verses and cast down that thought. PLEASE DON’T GIVE UP!
You may say, I don’t have pride. You won’t know if you have pride or not until you are tested. There are people who appear to be strong spiritually and who say, “you won’t catch me doing that.” But when they come under the test, they fail that test. Why did they fail? The reason is that pride goes before destruction and haughty spirit before a fall.
Do you know that God has a way of proving people? He is looking for those who have been tried in the fire and come through victoriously.
One person built a house on the sand, another one on the rock. The 1st house fell when the storm came, the first one fell. You know why? Because he was not prepared for that storm.
Gold has to be tried in the fire. You have to get rid of the stuff that is not gold. So they put it under extreme heat so intense that all the dross be removed except gold. Gold can take extreme heat, same way is with silver. The more He sees your potential the more He will test you. He told Israelites, “I will try you as gold is tried in the fire, because I want a people that are not messed up with something other than gold and silver, I want a pure thing, who know what they are doing and that they can come through. But I have to prove you. Sometimes those tests are pretty difficult. It is not that God does not know, He wants to make sure you understand.
Moses said to people, God will send you a prophet to prove you, he will give you a false message. Deut 13:32. The reason for that is to prove you whether you got the stuff or not. Do you have it? Do you have the discerning of spirits? Do you know what you are doing? In Ex 16:4 the Lord said, “Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or not” (KJV Exodus 16:4).
I will prove you if you are going to listen to Me or not. Doubt and fear moves wrong. God has to prove us, because we get into doubt and fear.
The Lord sometimes cuts your finances off when they look like complete failure. He does not like that. But He wants to prove you. He already knows who you are, but you may not know that. And He wants you to know who you are. So He tests you.
WHEN YOUR TRUST IS TESTED
Psalm 112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
We will never know how much we trust the Lord until we are tested. Sometimes, it appears that the Lord will not come through. This is when we need to stand. Remember, life is a battle; that is why we are told “… having done all, to stand. Stand therefore” (Ephesians 6:13-14).
WHEN YOUR CONFIDENCE IS TESTED
Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
When the Hebrew writer mentions, “cast not away your confidence,” he is informing us that it is possible to give up, to quit, to fail and to lose our confidence. However, he is instructing us to hold on to that confidence. Stand fast. Refuse to question God.
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“You Will Never Know What You are Until you are Tested”. Entire Audio Sermon. MP3.
Romans 4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God.
God had promised Abraham a son whose seed would be a blessed people upon the earth. Abraham struggled. You can read about his struggles in the Old Testament account. Yet, when we come to the New Testament, the account reports that he staggered not. Sometimes, our faith may be tested like Abraham’s. He waited years, and more years, but, finally, he was able to hold the promised child in his arms because he did not consider the possibility of failure.
KJG Deuteronomy 13:1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;
3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. [-]
A Christian will wave good bye to all his human endeavors forever, because the Cross is a one way street, you‘ll never go back. Many Christians start out on the Christian journey, but they don’t bear the Cross. The Cross is death to self, “crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live.” We’ll never have the life of God in us until we first experience the death on the cross. It means we will never go back again, it means we won’t have any suggestions that we hold on to. Never again we will say, “I don’t want to do this”. I person that hangs on the cross has nothing to hold on to.
Христианин навсегда попрощается со всеми своими человеческими попытками, потому что Крест – путь в одну сторону, то есть, Вы никогда не возвратитесь обратно. Многие христиане начинают свой христианский путь, но они не несут креста. Крест – это смерть для себя, “я сораспялся Христу, и уже не я живу”. У нас внутри никогда не будет жизни Бога, пока мы сначала не испытаем смерть на кресте. Это означает, что мы никогда не повернем обратно, это означает, что у нас не будет ничего, за что бы мы держались. Никогда снова мы будем говорить: “Я этого делать не хочу”. У человека, который висит на кресте, нет ничего, за что бы можно было держаться.
When you can get that picture and come to a place in life when our emotions are tried, we are troubled on every side, it seems like everywhere we go everything goes wrong… you always remember, that for every problem there is a solution, the is a Bible verse, that covers your situation.
Когда Вы увидите вещи в таком свете и придете в жизни к тому моменту, когда наши эмоции подвергаются испытаниям, мы переживает трудности и бедствия со всех сторон, и кажется, что всюду, куда мы ни идем, все идет не так, как надо …, всегда помните, что у каждой проблемы есть решение, есть стих Библии, который относится к Вашей ситуации и помогает ее решить.
The Lord said, “I’m going to be with you in trouble.” He did not say, “I’m going to deliver you out of trouble, He said, I’m going to deliver you in it.” You are in a team with the Lord. You are not going there alone, you and the Lord are together. When you don’t know which way to turn, remember, there is a solution. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and He delighteth in his way.” Instead of going down to despair, remember, you are in a team work, Somebody is there to help you through.
Господь сказал: “Я буду вместе с тобой в беде”, Он не говорил: “Я избавлю тебы от беды», Он сказал: «Я избавлю тебя из беды”. Вы находитесь вместе в одной команде с Господом. Вы не идете туда один, Вы и Господь вместе. Когда Вы не знаете, куда повернуться, помните, есть решение. “Господом утверждаются стопы [такого] человека, и Он благоволит к пути его» (Псалом 36:23) . Вместо того, чтобы впасть в отчаяние, помните, Вы вместе с Господом, Который поможет Вам пройти через это.
Every believer will suffer persecution. How shall we handle the emotional side of that? Many people want to go into the ministry. But are you ready against the hostility against godly men and women? There is not so much against others, because they are not a real threat, but there is a lot of hostility against Christianity.
Каждый верующий переносит преследования, будет гоним. Как нам справиться с эмоциональной стороной гонений? Многие люди хотят служить Богу. Но действительно ли Вы готовы к тому, чтобы встретиться с враждебностью других людей против благочестивых мужей и жен? Люди не так сильно выступают против остальных, потому что те не представляют реальной угрозы, но имеется сильная враждебность против христианства.
We are going to have stable emotions. If we don’t have that we will become unusable. How do you handle rejection?
I would like to encourage those of you who are listening: don’t let it put you down. You can take the courage and get going.
Мы обретем устойчивость эмоций. Если у нас нет этого, мы станем непригодными. Как вам справиться с отвержением, когда вас отвергают и унижают, когда над вами издеваются?
Я хотел бы поощрить тех из вас, кто слушает: не позволяйте этому подавлять Вас. Вы можете обрести мужество и двигаться вперед.
Psalm 137:3-43 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. 4 How shall we sing the LORD’S song in a strange land?If you are backslidden you’ll have a miserable life. Gage in your life is your joy. Love, joy and peace are 3 main things that make a Christian going.Psalm 126:1-6When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. 2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. 3 The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. 4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south. 5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.Which of those sections would you rather live in? Where do you live in? Where we hung our harps on the willows or where our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing? What is going to determine this is where your relationships with the Lord is.Sermon. Audio. MP3. 56 minutes.
People see how we handle difficulties. They see you when you smash your finger. They see you when things are going well. My question is this: are we happy only when things are going well; and when they are not going well are we still happy? You can rejoice. When there is no joy it is a sign that connection with the Father is not where it has to be. How can an unthankful person be joyful?
Sermons by Leo Schreven, Adventist Evangelist, at 2008 camp meeting “Anointed Disciplined Disciples Telling Our World” at Mountain View Conference of SDA church.
Sermon 1 of 7 in 2008 camp meeting. 72 minutes. Practical Christianity. How to apply principles of God’s Word to real life situations, to marriage, finances etc. and live the life of power and victory.
Sermon 2 of 7 in 2008 camp meeting. 66 minutes. Hindrances to change. Study of human brain. Overcoming bad habits, sins and addictions based on nervous system operation principles.
Sermon 3 of 7 in 2008 camp meeting. 59 minutes. Controlling our emotional states, depression and stress.
Sermon 4 of 7 in 2008 camp meeting. Relationships: Social and marriage relationships. 85% joy in life comes from dealing with other people.
Sermon 5 of 7 in 2008 camp meeting. 53 minutes. Character, ethics, morality and sexuality. Being all my life an Adventist I never heard a message about that subject.
Sermon 6 of 7 in 2008 camp meeting. 67 minutes. God’s power in your life. Emotions. What God wants to do in your life? Adventists are one of most illiterate about finances in regard to the Bible. It has to do with our self-defeating mentality, they have zero comprehension on what Bible teaching about money and stewardship. We view money as evil.
Sermon 7 of 7 in 2008 camp meeting. 56 minutes. Evangelism.
June, 2008. Audio. MP3 format.
2008 camp meeting “Anointed Disciplined Disciples Telling Our World” at Mountain View Conference of SDA church.
Michael is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, “If I were any better, I would be twins!”