Archive for July 2019

Praying for Authorities

1 Tim. 2:1, 2   Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. Paul admonishes the young pastor Timothy to exercise four specific kinds of…

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Prophetic Presbytery

Timothy had been commissioned prior to Paul’s charge we read in these verses, which he either had heard or knew about.  What is the purpose of a prophetic presbytery?   There are several referenced in this scripture. 1 Tim. 1: 18, 19 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made…

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Praying for Ministers

One of the most important things anyone can do for ministers, whether they are local or trans-local, is PRAY.  Here are prayer points on what to pray for them. 2 Thess. 3:1, 2   pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may…

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Legacy

2 Thess. 1:3 – 6 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in…

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Assuring Power

Seeing the power of the Word manifest is incredible, seeing liberation, healing, restoration and redemption evidenced.  What do those “power encounters” elicit, bring forth in the recipients as well as the witnesses? 1 Thess. 1:5 For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit…

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Trinity of Christian Virtues

1 Thess. 1:3 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father, This gathering of believers had belief in the Trinity…

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Judgment Calls

When confronted with a situation that isn’t referenced in scripture as how the saint of God is supposed to respond, what is the basis of our decision? Col. 3:15 let the peace of God rule in your hearts The word “rule” is interesting in that it means “to act as an umpire”.  In almost every…

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Upward Thinking

It has been said the mind is the battle ground for our faith.  Every action, motive begins as a thought.  When the saint of God is wins the ground for their mind, they are on the path toward maturity. Col. 3:1, 2 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above,…

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Sufficient

Col. 2:10 you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. For the saint of God there is no inadequacy, as we are “complete in Him”. One of the great mind games the enemy love to play with the follower and would be follower of Jesus is a sense of…

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Abundant Living

Jesus declared that He came that we might have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10), What is the abundant life.  Paul shares three keys to the abundant life that are still applicable for us today. Phil. 3: 12 – 16 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press…

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