BE LED BY THE SPIRIT

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you – John 16:13-14 KJV.

The Holy Spirit that now lives in you will show you things to come (not the prophets) through an inward intuition. There is nothing wrong with prophets and prophecies but it is wrong for you to live by prophecies because Matthew 4:4 says, “Man shall not LIVE by bread alone but every WORD that proceeds from God”. The word is the one that brings more grace to your life as you receive it and it will give you faith to live. ‪#‎BeingLedByTheSpirit‬

IS MASTURBATION A SIN?

ALL THINGS ARE PERMISSIBLE

Christians spend most of their time trying to see what they cannot do, TRYING TO SEE HOW MUCH THEY CAN GET CLOSE TO SIN. In other words when people ask questions of; am I allowed to do this or that. Well the bible in 1 Corinthians 10:23 says, “All things are legitimate [permissible—and we are free to do anything we please], but not all things are helpful (expedient, profitable, and wholesome). All things are legitimate, but not all things are constructive [to character] and edifying [to spiritual life]”. You see, so you can do anything you want but ask yourself if it adds value to your life. One man of God once said the human being by nature likes to lean towards destruction or towards darkness, even Jesus said in John 3:19 that man love darkness rather than light. It’s natural because the world in which we are in is full of sin and Satan is the head of the system or the prince of the world. Remember darkness attracts whereas light repels. God put man in the earth to dominate it and to be fruitful and make sure that it is tilled well and taken care of NOT to be dominated by it. The reason why we are being dominated is because we have put ourselves under the authority of material things that are inanimate. For example addictions to smoking, drinking etc. if you cannot stop doing it you have been dominated by it.

 

It’s like what we have on the internet so far where people are attacking Pastor Chris Oyakhilome saying he approves of masturbation. Well, why can’t you ignore what he said and do whatever you want to do and we will see how far you will go. Stop blaming someone but read the bible for yourself. Christianity is personal as salvation is personal. The bible says in Philippians 2:12, “Work out your own salvation with Godly reverence”, the pastor will not do that for you.

 

Talking about masturbation; Jesus said in Matthew 5:28 “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart”. This means before you go on to either rape someone or masturbate you have already committed the sin in your heart. Pastor Chris was saying it’s your heart that needs to be sanctified (cleaned by the word of God and by the Holy Spirit). For example if someone STEALS bread in a store then EATS the bread – which one is the sin? Is it the stealing of bread or the eating of the bread? Obviously it’s the stealing of bread. According to God’s standards sin is committed in the heart even before you go on to do the actual physical action. After you get born again and receive the Holy Spirit, He (the Holy Spirit) will be grieved if you get involved in unclean things because the bible says touch no unclean thing. On the other hand if you are not born again you won’t feel convicted by doing wrong things because your heart is waxed gross (it’s heavy).

This what Paul said to the Philippians, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you”.

 

Gospel means good news, no one is going to tell you not to smoke but what we will do is to preach the gospel because Jesus did not say to preach sin but to preach the gospel and that gospel is the word of God and that word of God is Light and when it comes it will drive away the darkness and anything associated with it. Didn’t Paul say, “When I was a child I did childish things but when I grew up I put childish things away”. So if you are still battling with whether it’s a sin to masturbate or not you are a baby anyway in the things of God, you need to grow up. Come up hither.

 

Finally, the bible admonishes us in Colossians 3:16 to let the word of Christ dwell in us richly and in verse 17 it says to do ALL things in the name of the Lord whether in DEED or in WORD. So study the word of God for yourself and you will see your life change for the good. When you know the word for yourself you will stop blaming other people for your actions and failures. The issue though is if you do not have the word of Christ in you, you will not be able to do all things in the Lord.

 

With this I therefore say, “God bless you all”.

 

By Pastor Blessing

Bless The World Ministries Inc.USA

~to make all men see~

 

THE PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY

The Perfect Law of Liberty

James 1:25 (AMP)

25 But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience).

 The law refers to the Word of God. In the Old Testament the first five (5) books of Moses were called the Law – the Pentateuch. It was the Word of His Law now we have the Word of His grace.

    When you heard the gospel (good news) faith came to you and you gave your heart (life) to Jesus Christ. The gospel you heard is the WORD (the perfect law) which liberates you from any challenge you might have in life, whether it’s in your finances, marriage, relationship or in your career, this gospel will make you free and will be free INDEED (John 8:32,36) if you get to know it and walk in it. Jesus will perfect your life – Psalm 138:8;

    Joshua as a young man of God taking over the reigns from Moses in (Joshua 1:8) was instructed by God to not let the book of the law depart from his mouth – this meant he had to be talking it; but you cannot talk it if you don’t have it.

    If and when you face challenges and you start talking what you see (or the mountains) the book of the law has departed from your mouth & you suddenly become exposed. Like Abraham who against hope believed in hope you have to refuse to be distracted even by people whom you know or even your closest loved ones because the devil uses the one closest to you to bring you down. Remember we wrestle not against flesh & blood but against principalities, powers… Ephesians 6:12-17.

    The children of Israel in the wilderness were being bitten by serpents and God had a solution for them; which was for them to look at the brazen serpent that God instructed Moses to raise-up on a pole. Those who looked lived, those who did not died – Numbers 21:5-9. This is a clear instruction for us to hear and do the word.

    The same word that God gave to the Israelites is the same we have now because God does not change but the only difference is that now we have a better covenant with better promises – instead of obeying we just have to do the Word but you cannot do it without having it in your spirit. John 3:14.

    If financially you were creeping on all fours like a baby, the more you look (gaze) at the word of God the more you stand until you come to adulthood. That’s why the bible in (1 Peter 2:2) admonishes the babies in Christ to desire the sincere milk of the word so they can grow up to a point they can be able to eat hard meat because hard meat belongs to them who are of full and matured age. If you don’t look – like those who died in the wilderness you will fail to live a fruitful life here on earth. The death that occurs to you is not necessarily of your flesh but anything you try do won’t work because you will be functioning in death. Know that your natural life depends on your spiritual life.

    Sometimes we face hard & tough challenges in life that may cause us to look & concentrate on them instead of looking at the Word. My advice to you according to (Hebrews 12:2) is: refuse to be distracted and keep looking at Jesus: the author and finisher (perfecter) of your faith.

    2 Corinthians 3:18 – The more you look the more you are changed just like the Word of God you will be looking at. This is a process called metamorphosis were you get transformed from form to form, from state to state; for example: as the economy is going down and people around are getting affected you will be changing in state as you gaze into the word of God were you will not feel the heat when it comes (Jeremiah 17:7-8).

God bless you.

By Pastor Blessing: November 17, 2012

BLESS THE WORLD MINISTRIES

Aside

YOUR DESTINY IS…

YOUR DESTINY IS IN YOUR HANDS

Looking at the story in John 5 of the man at the pool of Bethesda:

God made everyone equal so why then should someone’s destiny be based on another man? First of all there are many reasons why the man at the pool of Bethesda suffered for 38 years. If someone carried him to the pool it means they were ready to help him but must have got frustrated with him because of lack of faith or ambition. Why?

Look at the story in Mark 5:24-35 of the woman of the issue of blood who was almost in the same situation because the bible tells us that “much people thronged Him”, she had suffered for 12 years but she followed the following steps to get what she wanted:

1. When she heard about Jesus faith came to her because faith comes by hearing and by hearing the word of God – Jesus is the word become flesh;

2. She said to herself ‘if I may touch Jesus’ clothes – This shows us her mindset (way of thinking);

3. She pressed to touch Jesus – not only did she think of doing something she went ahead and acted (see this what is called faith mixed with action);

4. Straightaway she was healed – the bible tells us that she felt in her body that she was healed;

5. She testified – and Jesus said, “your faith has made you whole” not someone’s faith.

If she had not gone through the above steps she would have gone up to 38 years with her infirmity. I am not knocking Man of God or preachers I am just saying it’s your faith, zeal and desire to do well and fulfill your calling that takes you there. In Jeremiah 1:5 God said, before I formed you in your mother’s belly I knew you and in verse 10 He says I ordained you, and then he says in Jeremiah 29:11, I know the plans I have for you (good plans). The man of God is called to perfect the saints by teaching them the Word of God (Ephesians 4:11-13). Paul said, “to make all men see” because seeing they see not, hearing they understand not because their hearts are dull of hearing (Matthew 13:14-15).

The problem with the invalid man at the pool of Bethesda was ignorance or lack of light or not having faith at all or had all three. When Jesus showed up and asked him, ‘would you like to be healed?’ His answer was a complaint which was not an answer at all and it confesses his ignorance of who Jesus was and also explains the kind of man he was (a complainer) no wonder people stopped helping him. The reason why this man got healed was not his faith but the power of LOVE which produces compassion which was tabernacled in Jesus as He spoke the word “Rise up” – the power of the spoken word too. Jesus was the embodiment of life Himself. When He showed up solutions showed up, remember what He said in John 11:25, “I am the Resurrection and the life”.

Every person’s destiny lies in his hands. If you fail to achieve it you have yourself to blame. The bible says in 2 Peter 1:10, “Make your calling and election sure” NOT the man of God or pastor etc. Finally John 15:16 says, “… I called you to bear fruits and your fruits must last”.

SO YOUR DESTINY IS IN YOUR HANDS.

WALKING IN LOVE

In the last days hard times shall come (2 Timothy 3:1).

“…and because iniquity shall abound and the love of many shall wax cold…” – Matthew 24:12.

The scriptures above tell us the situation in the world right now and men have become lovers of themselves (selfishness). We are in the last days and men is failing, people are going to and from looking for answers and they can’t get them, all they are now doing is pointing fingers and killing each other, betraying each other, insecurity, fear, anxiety and so on. But the bible tells us that the whole creation (humans, animals, plants etc) waits for the manifestation of the sons of God (these are the matured sons of God who have handled the word of God) who walk in love. That’s why the gospel of the Kingdom must be preached in all the world (Matthew 24:14). The gospel is the answer. Why? How?

The whole bible from Genesis to Revelation is about love, contains love, it is love; God is love (1 John 4:8). The solution to all this is love but you cannot get love from ordinary men because they don’t have it. So don’t put your trust in men because they will fail you and you will be disappointed. Men will tell you they love you, no, they cannot because their love is based on conditions. For example: If a brother has been helping a sister for a long time and all of a sudden the sister says something to this brother, something he doesn’t like chances are that he will change his mind in helping. Why? Because he feels undone or hurt. You see, human love is based on feelings, it’s from the senses whereas God’s love is a nature. “Like” is of the senses whereas “Love” is of the spirit. So the one who has this love has it in his spirit. Love in human being becomes available and true when the man is born again, meaning when his spirit has been recreated of God.

Once you get born again you receive the life and nature of God, i mean you receive the Holy Spirit into your spirit (Romans 5:5). Out of the love that God gives you (2 Corinthians 13:14) & (John 3:16) you produce love. Faith, hope and love but the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13). A tree produces fruits after its kind, if it does not then something is wrong with it. In the same way as a Christian you produce love which is a fruit of the recreated human spirit. If you don’t love it means you are a diseased branch, which is not right because Jesus said this kind of branch will be cut away and burned so that it does not contaminate the whole body and no traces of it will be found (John 15:2). Let’s look at what the Master himself said:

GREAT COMMANDMENT

MATTHEW 22:37-39(AMP)

37 And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect). 38 This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.

This means if you cannot love yourself how can you love others. You cannot give what you don’t have. But there were some problems with this because other people will never love themselves so automatically will not love their neighbor, hence the new commandment. Firstly, Yes some people don’t love themselves; they just give up on life, no ambitions, they say whatever will be, will be. They can become gluttonous and become fat and later look for solutions for help to do away with the weight. Secondly, human love is fickle, it fades, it waxes cold and it’s conditional.

NEW COMMANDMENT

JOHN 13:34 (AMP)

34 I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another.

Jesus’ love was never doubted, it was true, because he was the embodiment of love. Demons trembled when he showed up because they saw Love. Love is bigger than any other thing you can ever think of on earth. The bible called Jesus in Hebrews 1:3, “The express image of the father’s person”. Everything Jesus did was out of love; he portrayed the father’s love. Each time he healed people in the bible we hear that, “Jesus was moved with compassion” which is different from pity. His compassion was not based on feelings (pity) but it was based on His spirit (heart). Pity doesn’t help someone but compassion does. He had the father’s love, the father’s heart and he could afford to give it liberally. He came on earth as a result of His father’s love (John 3:16).

ATTRIBUTES OF LOVE

Read the whole chapter of 1 Corinthians 13:13.

In summary I can say Love does not judge (Matthew 7:1), it does not condemn because there is no judgment against love – there are no laws to judge love. If you condemn or judge other people sure enough you are not walking in love, you are walking in pain and hate which comes from a contrary spirit. Check yourself, something is troubling you and you might not know it, Saul was troubled by an evil spirit and he didn’t know it. How do we know whether you are walking in love or not? Your words and your actions. You can pretend to love but in the fullness of time that lying spirit behind everything will burst forth and the truth will be revealed.

Brothers and sisters let us love one another because God loved us first, you don’t love so that God can love you, NO, God loved you while you were still a sinner (Romans 5:8) and as long as you have God’s spirit you will surely love (Ezekiel 36:26-27). The love of God is shared (poured out) in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.

Finally, and most importantly when you love you give because when God loved he gave, don’t give grudgingly but with a cheerful heart and I assure you, you will walk and live a higher life in Christ. Sickness, poverty, lack, want, infirmity and diseases will not stand love and they will leave your life. If you have anything against any forgive or talk to the person and ask for forgiveness, you won’t lose anything but you have everything to gain. Even if the person does not want to talk to you it doesn’t matter fulfill your part.

May God richly bless you in the matchless name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

AMEN.

LAW OR GRACE?

As Christians do we live by the law or by grace?

Understand this: Abraham was there before the Law. In part one of this series we will talk about our roots (blessings) in Abraham. The law was added after the promise to Abraham had already been made (Romans 5:20 NIV).

Part Two: we will talk about our Righteousness in Christ Jesus

PART ONE

The bible says in Galatians 3:7-16 that we are the children of Abraham by faith and if you be in Christ you are Abraham’s seed. In vs 16, he says ‘seeds’ not as to many but one meaning Christ. God is not the author of confusion if you get confused someone confused you but my prayer for you is that you understand this in the name of Jesus, Amen. Christ is the seed of Abraham. So if you are in Christ you are Abraham’s seed and an heir according to the promise (Galatians 3:29). What promise?

PROMISE

For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith – Romans 4:13.

The promise was made to Abraham and his seed after him. Genesis 17:6-8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. In Genesis 12:3 God said to Abraham i will make you great, so Abraham did not make himself great but God made him great (SO WHY DO YOU TRY TO MAKE YOURSELF GREAT – its all vanity). But see here Abraham was still in the realm of flesh and coundn’t see what God was talking about because he had no child (he was still considering his present situation), only servants he had. Until he got it by faith through his spirit he couldn’t receive the blessing. Brothers and sisters you need to live your life from the realm of the spirit otherwise you will never get what God has in store for you. To be carnally minded is death (death in anything you touch) and to be spiritually minded is life and peace (life in everything you touch, when money comes your way it will have staying poweer and you will have wisdom to put it into good use). When money comes into the hands of the wicked it cries to leave their hands because they are wicked. So never envy the lifestyle of an unbeliever because you don’t know whats going on with their life.

Back to our topic. In Genesis 15:5 God knew Abraham did not understand him in chapter 12 so he took him outside and asked him to count the stars and he tried but could not. Then God said ‘so shall thy seed be’. And the bible tells us that Abraham believed God for the first time and it was accounted to him for righteousness. So he got it by faith – Abraham died in faith, Christ had not yet come, thats why when Jesus defeated Satan in hell he took the keys and opened hades and brought out Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and all those who died believeing in God and took them to heaven (Ephesians 4:8-10). This time Abraham refused to stagger at the promise of God but was strong in faith giving glory to God. Don’t consider your present situation because it came to pass and it’s subject to change –  2 Corinthians 4:15-18.

Now the bible tells us that we are saved by grace (Ephesians 2:6-8) through faith. Faith in who? In Christ. When the gospel came to you it imparted faith into your spirit. This means every christian has faith, all you need is to grow it and exercise it – i mean put it into practice otherwise your faith will be weak in muscles. Lets analyze Ephesians 2:8>>For by grace you are saved through FAITH and not of yourselves: it is the GIFT of God<<.

I will use John 1:17 to explain this, The law came by Moses and Grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ. Notice it doesn’t say by Jesus but by Jesus Christ the resurrected one or the Messiah. Before his death Jesus lived under the Old testament and was not yet Jesus the Christ. After his resurrection Jesus he became the Messiah (the New testament came into force after his death – Hebrews 9:15-16) even though the Jews didn’t believe he was the messiah and even now some of them don’t. If you are not a Jew, you were a gentile at one time and you became a Christian so you were not part of the old covenant that God gave to the Jews this means the law was not given to you. This covenant was based on conditions of obeying the Law of Moses. The law as designed to give life because it gave life to Moses – Ephesians 3:7-8. But if you failed to obeyed the law you couldn’t enjoy the blessings of the covenant. God realizing the weakness of the first covenant wrought the new one in Christ Jesus and its a better testament with better promises (Hebrews 8:6). Read Ephesians 2:15 you will notice that Paul made us to understand that Jesus abolished the law and made in himself of twain one new man (the new man here refers to the New Creation). The law was fulfilled in one word which is love (Galatians 5:14). What love?

For God so loved the world that he gave… John 3:16. When he loved he gave. Wow, so when you say you love someone you give. Ephesians 2:8 “…it is the gift of God”.

2 Corinthians 3:6, “…the letter killeth but the spirit gives life” – The law which is the word of his judgment kills but the Spirit gives life.

COMPARISON: LAW & GRACE

The law demands whereas grace gives

EXODUS 19:5-6

Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

1 PETER 2:9

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

In Exodus the people then were given conditions to obey God and keep His commandments before they could become a peculiar people, kings and priests. But in the New covenant in 1 Peter 2:9 it says, “But ye are… already not that you shall, you are“, no condition attached to it. If you notice also according to Ephesians 2:12 the gentiles were not part of the old covenant (they were not a people, without hope, without God) but now in Christ Jesus you are a people and have hope and peace.

ACTS 20:32

32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

Dearly beloved i commend you to God and to the word of his grace (not the word of his judgment which is the law), which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance. For you to receive your inheritance you have to be built up first in the Word of God. The Word of God will build you up in your finances, in your health, in your relationship, in your marriage and in your life. After you are built up you will be ready to receive your inheritance from God. Everyone has his inheritance but build yourself first. Grow as a christian, participate in your church don’t be a spectator be a player, be part of all the activities, be in it, be involved, win souls to Christ he will surely bless you.

Finally brethren, remember the words of Solomon in Proverbs 4:7, “ Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding”. You get wisdom from the Word of God, that way you will be building yourself up then in Proverbs 24:3 the bible tells us that through wisdom a house is build by understanding it is established and by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with ALL precious and pleasant riches. So don’t search for riches search the scriptures and you will see a great transformation take place in your life.

May God bless you mightily.

AMEN.

RENEW YOUR MIND

When you get born again you receive the life of Christ (Christ in you – Col.1:27). Your spirit gets imparted with the life (zoe) and nature of God. Remember this is spiritual, you don’t have to feel something for you to know that you are born again, but if you feel the impartation that’s fine. Just don’t get troubled if you feel nothing because Romans 10:9 the scripture for salvation doesn’t talk about feeling but believing and confessing Jesus as your savior and Lord.

But most people are saved for heaven and are not practicing or living the christian life. Christianity is a life not a religion so everything that has life has to grow. We have christians who have been born again for over 40 years but they are babes in the things of God (Hebrews 5:12-13 )and they live a defeated life so when they see others progressing in life they begin to have question marks. I don’t blame them because they are being reared like pigs and NOT being raised like sons. Romans 8:19 tells us that the whole creation is waiting for the manifestation of the Sons (raised) of God. The word sons here refers to the one who has been adopted as a son (Roman kind of adoption) where even if you are a biological son (teknon – by birth) in a royal family you have to be trained and come to sonship (huios – by adoption) in order to sit on the throne. Even though as christians we are kings and priests (Revelation 1:6) you have to get the right teaching (doctrine) to function well. How?

1 Timothy 2:4 says, “ Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth”. Truth here refers to reality, the Word. You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. Even if you are born again until you know the truth you are not free indeed. Jesus brought you out so that he will bring you in (Deuteronomy 6:23). Most people are in a limbo because they haven’t gotten in, this means they are deformed. Brethren my heart’s desire and prayer for you is that you be transformed.

TRANSFORMATION (Romans 12:2)

This a process called transfiguration, it’s a metamorphosis, a change in state,  a change in habit, a change in form from one degree or level to another. The more you look (gaze) at the Word of God the more you are changed. If you don’t look you won’t be changed. If you look at the wrong things you will get wrong, talk wrong, act wrong and live wrong and eventually die wrong. You have to put on the new man which is renewed in knowledge (Ephesians 4:24). All your life until you received Christ’s salvation your senses (soul) got trained by the things of the world (environment, people around you, family influences etc). Now that you have received the new life in Christ you have to begin to train your senses to live the new life otherwise you will fail in this life. The best way to train your senses is to meditate on the word of God, then talk the word. Stop talking the former things but the new things based on the word of God otherwise you confuse your spirit. Don’t mix the old and the new. Do the new and living way (Hebrews 10:20).

Jesus said to the adulterous woman, “sin no more – John 8:11” meaning don’t go back to your former ways. In the world you are deprogrammed and in the Word you are reprogrammed. The only one who can reprogramme you is Jesus because he knows you. He bought you with a prize.

Finally brethren I commend you to God and to the word of His grace which is able to build you up and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified (Acts 20:32). So if you continue to walk in darkness it’s up to you not to God.

AMEN.

FALSE PROPHETS – HOW DO YOU KNOW THEM?

I read a post on twitter (@leegrady) accusing real men of God to be false prophets. How do we know false prophets?

There is confusion in the world right now more-so in the church as to who is the false teacher/prophet and who is the genuine one. This bickering has given room to the devil to make maneuvers while the church is sleeping. Those ones who are fake are the ones who have time to call others fake whilst harboring their identity and their deeds – removing the attention from them and shifting it to the true ministers of God. But Jesus told us that by their fruits you shall know them – Matthew 7:15-16. And we are not supposed to judge (Matthew 7:1). So anyone who is busy judging others is definitely working against this scripture and does not understand the Word of God. Remember the parable about the Wheat and the Tares, Jesus said to his disciples… “an enemy has done this” – Matthew 13:28 – and that we can only be able to separate the wheat from the tares based on the fruits (results). Harvest time is coming and this is when we will know who is of a truth or of a lie.

Every plant that my father has not planted shall be uprooted – Matthew 15:13.

OUR EXLUSIVE RIGHT TO THE NAME OF JESUS – RHAPSODY OF REALITIES

a Daily Devional BY Pastor Chris               (6/14/2012)

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues (Mark 16:17).

The legal right to use the Name of Jesus is exclusive to those who are born again; those who are one with the Lord; of the same stock with Him. The power of attorney to make demands in the Name of Jesus belongs to us, for we’re the heirs of salvation. The non-Christians don’t have the right to use the Name of Jesus, except to call on Him for salvation; otherwise, they could get into trouble for using the Name. We find example of such in Acts 19:13-16. The Bible shows us how some Jewish exorcists attempted to use the Name of Jesus to cast out devils from a man, but were overpowered and badly beaten, such that they fled out of the house naked and bruised all over.

However, Romans 10:13 says, “…whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” An unbeliever could use the Name of Jesus for salvation and be heard; then and then only can he begin to live in, and function by the power of that Name. There’s no doubt that there’s power in the Name of Jesus; but only a bona fide child of God can use that Name to cast out devils, effect changes in negative situations, and enforce God’s will in the earth.

Take advantage of the right you have to use the Name of Jesus; at the mention of that Name every knee bows; in heaven, in the earth, and under the earth (Philippians 2:10). In John 16:24, Jesus said, “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” Embrace this open invitation to a life of limitless joy, victory, success and glory by exercising your exclusive right to use the Name of Jesus.

Prayer

Dear Father, I thank you for giving me the power of attorney to use the Name of Jesus. As I function in, and live by the power of that Name today, miracles are wrought in my life, job, health, family and ministry; and circumstances conform to God’s perfect will for me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

PLEADING THE BLOOD OF JESUS: ITS WRONG (UNBIBLICAL)

Pleading the blood of Jesus is not biblical because:

 Jesus is the author of Christianity and the author of life. Christianity came as a result of resurrection not his death even though the death or the shedding of his blood was a means to an end. Hebrews 9:15-17, 10:9,17-18. God said their sins will I remember no more, so what sins do you want to clean?

 (1).After Jesus arose from the dead he met Mary in the garden and she wanted to touch Him and He said, don’t touch for I am not yet ascended to my father (John 20:17)… to do what? To present His blood as sacrifice of our sins as Jesus the High Priest (in the order of Melchizedek). No one else qualifies to plead the blood of Jesus, even in the old testament it was only the High Priest who could enter into the most holy place to present sacrifices of sins once every year. But Jesus presented His blood once for eternal atonement. Our hearts are now the most holy place and when you get born again your heart is sanctified (consecrated) by the Holy Spirit not by blood (regeneration). We now carry the presence of God just like the ark that carried God’s presence. This is the gospel.

 (2). The nature of sin has been dealt with that’s why Jesus died, He redeemed us by paying a price… what price? His blood. This is what is called “redemption” – buying back from sin. Through Adam we became sinners. Adam gave Satan the world. Jesus’ death buys us back from sin. But his resurrection justified us (declared us not guilty) – Romans 3:24 says, “Being justified freely…” Justification is free . If Jesus didn’t arise from the dead there wouldn’t be Christianity. Before he died he was Jesus, after resurrection he became Jesus the Christ (the messiah).

 (3). The 72 disciples returned and told the master how that the devils were subject to them through the name of Jesus, if it was wrong Jesus would have corrected them that it was not his name but his blood or something else – Luke 10:17-19. The power is in the name of Jesus not in his blood. But the name got power through resurrection (Philippians 3:10). The shedding of blood was a means to an end.

 (4) Philippians 2:9-11, tells us that Jesus was given a name that is above every name… and that when that name is announced, proclaimed…. all things will bow down including the devil and that we should confess that JESUS not the BLOOD is Lord. After all the mother of all devils Satan himself was defeated (John 16:33) in hell by Jesus Colossians 2:14-15. All Satan has now is deception which is one of his synonyms.

 (5) The blood is for the remissions of sin, if you are now born again what else do you want to remit… The lordship of Jesus on your life cleansed you from all unrighteousness now you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21). if you commit an act of sin after you are born again you ask for forgiveness through Jesus our advocate. 1 John 2:1.

 (6) Jesus told us to use His name… nowhere in the bible he told us to use his blood. In Mark 16:17-20, Jesus said, “These signs shall follow them that believe, in my name they shall cast out devils…” also in John 14:13-14 and John 16:23-24, we are told to use his name.

 (7) Lets look at the apostles: In Acts 3:6 Peter told the man who was lame to rise up and walk in the name of Jesus. In Acts 3:16 and Acts 4:10, Peter also explains that the man was healed through faith in the name of Jesus.

 So brothers and sisters the power of God is in the name of Jesus. When you get born again you receive the Holy Spirit which brings with it the anointing “POWER” to accomplish anything in your life. Acts 1:8… says you shall receive power after that the Holy Spirit has come upon you not when the blood or when you use the blood. In Acts 10:38 Jesus went about doing good after receiving the Holy Spirit. That’s why people get born again by confessing the name of Jesus not his blood.

If you are not born again its time to give your heart to Christ – Romans 10:9-10.

Today, you can receive the life of God into your spirit, and become a brand new creature in Christ, so that God’s beauty and power can be seen in you. All you have to do is say this prayer and mean it with all of your heart; and God will hear you.

O Lord God, I believe in Jesus Christ, your Son who died for me and was raised from the dead for my justification.

Your Word says in Romans 10 vs. 9 & 10 “…that if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

Therefore I confess Jesus Christ as Lord of my life from this day forth. I receive remission of sins for my soul and I receive eternal life into my spirit.

I am saved! I am born-again! Thank you for making me your child.

If you just said the above prayer, Congratulations you are now born again. Now you have to attend church services where the bible is taught. Or visit http://www.christembassy.org and see if there is a branch of this church in your area.

 GOD BLESS YOU!

 Blessing

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