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1 Corinthians 12:5-6

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And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

God’s plan and desire is for all of us to work together. Those who are denominational and non-denominational. God did not design denominations. I know this is going to make someone offended. I will not apologize for one reason. You do not see denominations in the Word of God. Man’s way to keep order and design. The problem with this is that God’s Word does not need man to create order and design. God’s Word has order and design!

The biggest problems with denominations is that it causes separation. Denominations are what keep Christians apart from one another. Some may talk in other tongues and some may worship without instruments… Who cares! Jesus is not coming back for a denomination. He is coming back for His Church. If you have received Jesus then you are part of the Church. You’re part of a family.

I have preached in all types of denominational churches yet there is definitely one thing we all have in common. Jesus!  If we all started to work together how powerful would the Church be? If we were to all get along despite the denominational lines we could see a greater revival. We would see the USA changed. We would see our churches full every mid-week service and every Sunday service. There are differences in administrations but the Lord is the same. We can also have diverse operations but there is only one God who works in us all.

Look to fellowship with people outside of your denomination and expect to be encouraged and challenged. Expect to work together and see your community changed. If the denominations would work together instead of fighting we could make a change in our government, schools, communities and churches. If our church people would see us working with other denominations then they would happily work with us. As the king is so will the kingdom be. Let’s be kingdom minded and seek people like God sought you and I. Be different from the world. The world knows how to separate but the Church should know how to be united.

Scripture Study: Psalm 133

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Matthew 21:19

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19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.

Jesus spoke to the fig tree and commanded it not to grow any more fruit forever. He had the ability to command. The same as Adam had in the garden of Eden. Jesus used the authority given to Him. Imagine if there would be more Christians doing this. We don’t have to see it to believe it will work. You need to believe it and you will see it. My eldest son was hurting in his ear yesterday and I started to pray and the Lord said command it. I said Lord, Thank You for reminding me. I did just as He said. I commanded my son’s ear to be opened up and to stop hurting. I commanded his ear to come into agreement with the Word of God. By His stripes you are healed is what I said next. I asked him, how do you feel now. His reply was ” It’s all gone, Dad, and I feel better.” We then gave God the Praise and Glory for my sons immediate healing! Amazing how God will always perform His Word!

Mark 3:1-5

King James Version (KJV)  And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand.And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

He spoke again and commanded the man to stretch forth his hand. He did not say do this and you will be healed. Jesus said stretch forth your hand. The impossible was done when we obey and we do not look on with the natural senses. Jesus did not pray that God would heal. He spoke with the authority that every believer is to have.

Luke 9:1-2

King James Version (KJV) Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

You don’t have to pray out devils, you command them to come out. You don’t have to pray for healing to work, you command people’s bodies to operate the way God designed them to work. You have the same power, dominion and authority that Jesus has. He lives in you right? Well then, why whine about the problem? Command it to cease and desist. You have the ability to do so because of the blood of Jesus on your life. Because you have the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. You can do this, because you, like Jesus, are a child of the Most High God. You are a representation of Jesus on the earth. Don’t worry, there will be Pharisees (religious, traditional people) watching you. They won’t like it, but they did not like Jesus doing it either. So step out and step up! Do something about the sick people in your home, church, neighborhood, supermarkets and jobs. Be the different church person. Dare to be different then other Christians and start commanding things to operate in Jesus Name.

I am excited after writing and reading this blog! I hope you are too, and I hope you don’t get all religious after you read this today. If you do, realize you are loved and forgiven. Father, forgive the ones that get offended with Your Word. Forgive them for they know not what they say and do.

If you really want to bless someone, command a blessing on them. God did in the book of Deuteronomy. He commanded a blessing on you that you would be a blessing to others.

Scripture Study: Genesis 6:22; Leviticus 25:21; Deuteronomy 12:28; Mark 10:49-52

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Colossians 4:5-6

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Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

The world is looking for a Savior. They may not say that to you and I, but, they are looking! So who will you represent? What wisdom will you speak from… The worldly kind or the Heavenly kind? This is a choice and it’s not hard. You should choose to be a representative of Jesus. Your wisdom should not come from this world or man, but from God. How can someone see Christ in you? When you walk in wisdom towards the ones who do not represent Christ. These kind of people will cause the unsaved to call out for the Savior. The best way to show Jesus is to walk in the wisdom that He has given you. Speak what He says. Do what He does. Follow the Word of God and listen to the Holy Spirit.

When I think about the above scripture I think of a tough piece of meat. I think of it being raw, tough and undesirable. However, if you season that raw, tough meat you can tenderize it and cause it to be one of the tastiest meats ever. Before I recommitted my life back to the Lord I was raw, tough and undesirable. There was a woman who spoke a seasoned word to me that was from God. She spoke with wisdom and understanding. Her wisdom was not of this world but from Heaven. It caused me to return to the Lord. Her words hit me to the heart. She did not tell me that I was going to Hell. She told me how much Jesus loved me. She told me that God still had a call on my life. She told me that all I had to do was call on the name of Jesus and He would save me. She told me that no matter how far I run, God will always be there. Now this wisdom may not sound grand but it was salty and it got down on the inside of me. That night I turned to the Lord and He received me. He began a great work and He still is working on me and in me everyday.

God wants seasoned salty Christians. He is not looking for traditionalist or religious people. He is not looking for someone to scream on the corner and tell everyone that they are going to Hell. He is looking for someone who will take the wisdom from above and apply it. He is looking for the ones who will model Jesus in the world. The ones that have seasoned wisdom from above, that can change the heart of an Atheist, Buddhist, Jew, a Running Backslider, Muslim and a person with a hardened heart.(This is not an all-inclusive list)  The best way to get wisdom is to ask.  James 3:17  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 

Be Salty today and share the love of Jesus. Being properly seasoned is the factor when you share Jesus. The only way to get seasoned is to get into the Word of God daily. Go for it, you can do it, and it will cause the blessing to take place.

Scripture Study: James 3:9-18

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1 Corinthians 13:3

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 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

When I hear this verse or read it for myself I think about Pastors. There are many Pastors out there that give their stuff away. They feed the poor and they are constantly burning their body out. For what purpose would someone do all these things if they don’t have love? Some Pastors do it out of guilt from the church people. Some Pastors do it because of tradition or religiosity.

Paul was making something very clear here. If you give, feed and burn and you don’t do it out of love it will not profit you anything. Jesus, when He gave His body to the church, He did it with the love that He had for you and I. He gave his body as a love sacrifice. Did it profit the World? Absolutely! His body and His blood profited you and I. He did it out of the love that He had for the Father. It was God’s will that Jesus would go as a living sacrifice of love.

Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers if you can’t preach or teach out of love then you should not stand in the pulpit. If you are feeding the poor and giving all your goods to benefit others, yet you are not walking out love, then you should stop preaching, start receiving and start meditating on love. God wants love to be poured out whenever we preach, teach or give. God wants men and women to give with love and not out of duty.

Love does not give out of duty. Love gives because Love ( who is God) first loved us.

The reason why Paul wrote about giving, feeding and burning, with love, is that there is a reaping principle in place. Seed, Time and Harvest. This flows after everything. If you sow in love you will reap in love. Galatians 6:7-8 (KJV) 7Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. This principle is always at work. Paul wants people to sow love because out of love will flow the fullness of the blessing.

I have found that people receive when love is activated and flowing. People will respond to a loving person. Be that person of love today! Go the extra mile to love. Do you have issues with some people? Go bless them with love. Love your neighbor as yourself! It’s a great commandment. Will you follow it?

Scripture Study: 1 Corinthians 13

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Ephesians 1:7

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 7In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

The shed blood of Jesus gave the world a bloody blessing. Because of His blood being shed for the world, we are able to ask and accept Jesus into our hearts. It was the blood of Jesus that allows you and I to approach the throne of God. It allows us to talk with God face to face. It is the blood that CLEANSED ALL WHO CALL UPON THE NAME OF JESUS. There is no other god that can do this. There is no other man who can do this. There is no other way to Heaven except through Jesus. There is no other way to receive the forgiveness of sins except through the blood of Jesus.

The spilled blood of Jesus causes the blessing of healing to take place. The spilled blood of Jesus redeems your soul. The sanctification that all people need, comes by the blood of Jesus. The only way to heaven is through Jesus. There is only one way to God and that is through Jesus. There is only one way! For some it might seem gross. I am not trying to gross anyone out, but, I want you to look at your blessing. Your blessing, (Jesus) came as a bloody blessing. His blood is made available to ALL. This is why John 3:16 works, because it was given to the world not just the Jews. There is no one who is disqualified, unless you choose not to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior. All people sin but Jesus’ blood covers the multitude of sin. His blood has cleansing power, it saves, redeems, sanctifies, restores, makes whole, covers and makes new!

In the old testament the only way to make atonement for sin was to offer animals as a blood sacrifice. This blood sacrifice was poured over the mercy-seat. Jesus’ blood was poured over the mercy-seat for you and I. Yes, how exciting is that? Jesus made a way for you and I to be free from sin and to receive the blessing of the Lord. His blood allows us to be partakers of the covenant of Abraham. His blood allows us to be engrafted in to the family. His blood causes adoption to take place immediately. His blood gives us heavenly rights. His blood keeps satan back. His blood is your blessing! Remember nothing can work for you as much as the blood of Jesus. Walk in your bloody blessing!

Scripture Study: 1:1-12

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Deuteronomy 15:4-5

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 4Save when there shall be no poor among you; for the LORD shall greatly bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it: 5Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all these commandments which I command thee this day.

God expects the Christians to take possession. He is waiting on you! In God’s Word we observe the word Possession 104 times. The majority of these talk about taking your possession. As a Christian God has given you a land in which to possess. The problem is, many Christians today are like the Ten Spies that came back with an evil report. They were afraid of what they saw. They were moved by their feelings instead of moved by God. God is the one who told them to possess the land. God told them to go. Here lies the problem… When you are afraid you will miss your session of possession…

When I was a child I used to go to the public pool and swim. They called it the swimming session. You paid 25 cents to swim for 2 1/2 hours. In this swimming session we could jump off the diving-boards, play in the deep end, play in the shallow or just sunbathe. As a child I took what was given to me and I played in the deep end, the shallow end, jumped off the diving-board, and sun bathed to dry off. Why? Because it was available to me. I used the whole pool! Sometimes I would fake like I was drowning because I wanted the lifeguards to save me. I liked them beautiful girls. I was hoping they would give me mouth to mouth. (By the way it never worked.) The key is, I was trying to get the most out of my 25 cents. I was taking what was given to me. I was using it to the best of my ability. I knew what I could do and I knew what I could not do.

Most Christians are afraid of the Giants in the land. Today’s Giants are no different then the ones of the Old Testament. In order to dispossess a Giant you have to possess the land. God has given many great ideas to Christians today; but because they are afraid, they miss the blessing. Because of what it might cost them they are afraid. Taking your possession is your choice and if you don’t do it, someone else might! When you possess the land, you take authority! You receive what has been given to you and you operate with authority. You do whatever you want in it. However you must listen to the voice of the Lord and observe His ways and keep His commandments.

Are you taking your possession? Are you taking what belongs to you? Are you living a life of freedom from fear? What will it take for you to take what belongs to you? Don’t lose out on your blessing because you are afraid. Go! It’s your session of possession!

Scripture Study: Deuteronomy 15:1-11

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Proverbs 3:27-28

The Message (MSG)

Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person. Don’t tell your neighbor “Maybe some other time” or “Try me tomorrow” when the money’s right there in your pocket.

Are you the hand of Love? Do you make yourself available to be a blessing? God needs and wants you to be His hands of Love. He expects you to reach out and be a blessing. To be a hand of Love you need to fellowship with the One who is Love. Fellowshipping with the Father will cause Love to come pouring out. You are who you fellowship with the most. If your primary fellowship is with the Lord, you will sound like Him, act like Him, talk like Him and even smell like Him. If your fellowship is primarily with the world, then you sound like them, act like them, talk like them and even smell like them. You are supposed to be different! You are supposed to be a disciple of Christ. If a disciple, then don’t be like Judas! Judas could not be the hand of Love because his focus was on the worldly things.

Many people guard their money like it is a treasure. They hold on to it like a miser. Some people say… I have not been blessed with money. Really? Then how did you get the wealth that you have? I worked for it they say. O.k.. Then how did you get your job? My employer gave me the job. Really? Then who do you think told your employer to give you the job? Most people can’t answer by this time. Just because someone is not a Christian does not mean that God can’t give instructions to a non-believer. Let me say this… He had a donkey speak to Balaam. Numbers 22:28 And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times? God is wanting His people to be a blessing. He expects us to hold out our hand and show Love to the unbeliever and believer. God does not want us to hold back. God never held back your blessings. When you had a need, God made sure to fulfill it. Maybe you have a need now. Maybe there is something pressing on you. Talk to God. He will extend His hand to you. Someone may be on their way now to help you out.

Never hold back from others if you have it readily available. Don’t get religious and start thinking how they will spend the money or what they will do with the gift you bring. When you hear the words bless this person with a hundred dollars or two hundred or even thousands do it. The devil does not want you to bless anyone. So don’t try to bind and cast out that thought. It never came from the devil. God is the one who blesses. The devil is the thief.

Be the Hand of Love. Don’t hesitate or procrastinate. Just do it!

Scripture Study: Proverbs 3:21-32

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