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About Healing - In these last days, it is important to know that Christians still have supernatural Spiritual gifts available to them.  This outline provides for a comprehensive study of divine healing.
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About The Occult - New Age witchcraft and other forms of paganism are becoming more and more popular.  This message explores what the Bible says about pagan practices.  I have also included a supplement composed of a few documents that illustrate the teachings of wicca and other pagan traditions.

Are Christians Supposed To Be Tolerant? - If you listen to the world's definition of Christianity, you will invariably hear that "Christians are supposed to be tolerant."  This message shows that the opposite is true.

As A Child - Unless we become as a child, we cannot enter the kingdom of heaven.  This message explores what that means.

Beware Of The Wolf - The Bible admonishes us to beware of wolves in sheeps' clothing.  See what else the Bible says about wolves.

The Christian Vocabulary - There are some things that just shouldn't come out of the mouth of a Christian.  This message shows that the Spirit will guide your speech if you let Him.

The Cost of Doing Nothing - Any time that we sit back and do nothing, we create consequences that we would rather not have to deal with.  Here are a few examples.

Divine Comprehensive Insurance - It seems that insurance has become as important as air and food to most people.  If you know where to look, though, you can find the most comprehensive insurance policy available, right in the Bible.

Don't Wait - Genesis 6:3 is misinterpretted by many who feel the need to teach that the Spirit will no longer draw you to Jesus if you wait too long.  While that is a false doctrine, it is possible to wait too long.  Find out how.

Everything's Gonna Be Alright - Throughout history, men and women have faced situations in their lives that seemed too big to overcome.  As a child of the king, though, we can be assured that, as long as our trust is in Him, everything will be alright.

Get Over Yourself - It's not about you.  The job of a Christian is to serve others and win as many as possible before the "catching away."  The first step to evangelism, though, is to get over yourself.
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God - The fear of God is a scarce commodity.  Most people have a watered-down version of God.  The Bible paints a different picture, though.

The Great Commission, Today - Jesus came and did many miracles during his ministry.  When he left, that job fell to us.  We have been commissioned to carry on his work in the end-time, just as much as the 1st century believers.

Here Comes The Rain - When we think that we will never see the end of the status quo, just hold on.  Before you know it, here comes the rain.

How Do I Know You're A Christian - It is not enough to tell others that we are a Christian any more.  People have to see in us things that let them know without a doubt that we are Christians.  This message provides seven ways that others can see that we are what we say we are.

How To Be A Beat-Down Defeated Christian - Many of today's professed Christians are spending a lot of time and effort being defeated.  This message provides tips to guarantee success to those people.  It's a message about the promises of God, but in a slightly different context.
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In Preparation For Revival - It is not the evangelist who brings revival.  Preparation must be made.  This message gives key points of preparation that must be made before there will be revival.

Is Today's Church What Jesus Intended? - There is a call among many to return to the church of thirty or forty years ago.  If we are to restore the church to what Jesus intended, we have to go back to a time much earlier than that.

Jesus Said - Love - It seems that Christianity has been over-complicated by well-meaning teachers.  The truth is, Jesus gave us the key to the Christian life - love.

Know Your Enemy - As Christians, we are the army of God.  Any army has to know certain things before they can be successful in battle.  Part of what we have to know is who the enemy is, how he works and how to fight him.  This message deals with the adversary of the army of God.  That enemy is Satan.

The Law Of Abasement And Exaltation - Simply put, those who exalt themselves will be abased, but those who humble themselves will be exalted.  A great message concerning the character of a Christian.

The Lie About The Supernatural (That The Devil Has Pulled Over Our Eyes) - Many things that are thought to be possible only in the realm of witchcraft or paganism have been performed by God and His people for millennia.  Find out the truth about the supernatural.

Ministering Spirits - As supernatural Christians in the end-time army of God, it is essential that we understand that we have allies.  Ministering Spirits gives us information concerning angels and their function in the lives of Christians.

Please note that there are references that cannot be understood without a little history.  Lynda's testimony will be included at a later date.  The other non-biblical references are taken from Angels On Assignment, a Hunter press book, depicting accounts of angel visitations, as told by Pastor Roland Buck.  It's a great book - I recommend it to anyone who wants to know a little more about angels.  The link above will allow you to read this wonderful book on-line.
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Miracles For Today - There are many who say that miracles were only for a time when the prophets, apostles and Jesus walked the earth.  Not only are miracles still performed today, but there is an end-time reason that we have them.

Neither Do I Condemn Thee - You can't be a witness to someone while you're busy condemning them.  Jesus gave us a wonderful example of this principle.  See what the Bible says about condemnation.

Not Too Much God, Please - This message begins with the children of Israel telling Moses that they didn't want God to speak to them directly.  Even today there are situations where man does not want too much God.

The Power Of The Spoken Word - From the beginning, the Word has been essential to creation.  Since we are made in the image and likeness of God, our words have power that we must be careful to use correctly.  This study is a must for the end-time Christian.
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Sitting On The Starting Line - Many who profess their faith in Jesus stop right there.  Instead of running the race, they sit down at the starting line.  Hopefully, this message motivates believers to get and take care of kingdom business.

The Retraining Of The Mind - When we become a Christian, we are no longer bound by the enemy's rules.  We must retrain our mind to operate on kingdom principles.

Valley Of Decision - In those times of our life when we feel like we are in our lowest valley, it's time for a decision.  This message looks at a few of the valleys of decision found in the Bible.

Victorious Christian - Being victorious is a choice.  This message shows that victory has already been won.  These victories can be shared in by Christians.  Find out why.

Who Do You Think You Are? - Have you heard people put themselves down because of some kind of misunderstood concept of humility?  Find out who you really are.
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About Healing

About Healing

“The reason some people have so many groans is that unlike Caleb, they always seem to have a bad report. They testify of their aches, of their hard times, of their many symptoms. They confess weakness and failure, and that is why they continue to have weakness and failure. They rise no higher than their confession.
- Gordon Lindsay

Miracles in the Old Testament, p11
Published by
Christ For The Nations, Inc.
Dallas, Texas

God promises divine health fertility and long life.
EXODUS 23:25-26

Until we reach that level of faith, though, we need healing.

Under the old covenant (up to and including the law), healing was a special dispensation granted on a case by case basis.
NUMBERS 12:10-15 The healing of Miriam’s leprosy.
2 KINGS 20:1-11 The Healing of Hezekiah.

There would come a time though that the rules on healing would change.
ISAIAH 53:4-5 Isaiah’s prophecy concerning Christ’s sacrifice for our healing.

Previewing the new covenant, Jesus healed all who came.
MATTHEW 4:23-24
MATTHEW 12:15-16
MATTHEW 14:13-14
MATTHEW 14:34-36
MATTHEW 15:29-31
MATTHEW 19:1-2
MATTHEW 21:14-15
LUKE 4:40-41
LUKE 9:10-11

MATTHEW 8:5-13 The healing of the centurion’s servant.
MATTHEW 12:22-23 The healing of a deaf-mute.
MATTHEW 15:21-28 The healing of the daughter of a Gentile woman.
MATTHEW 17:14-20 The healing of the demon-possessed boy whom the disciples could not heal.
MARK 6:4-5 Even Jesus was not received in his own hometown, yet he still healed.
MARK 8:22-25 The healing of the blind man at Bethsaida (Jesus laid hands on the man twice)
LUKE 5:17-26 The healing of the paralytic man that was lowered down through the roof (if you need healing, there’s little excuse not to come).
LUKE 8:40-56 The healing of the woman with the issue of blood and the raising of Jairus’ daughter from the dead.
LUKE 13:10-13 The healing of the woman who was bent over for eighteen years.
JOHN 5:1-15 The healing of the invalid at the pool of Bathesda.

Jesus commanded his disciples to heal every disease and sickness.
MATTHEW 10:5-10
LUKE 9:1-6

The apostles healed all who came.
ACTS 5:12-16
ACTS 8:4-8
ACTS 28:7-10
ACTS 14:8-10 The healing of the lame man in Lystra.
***Note: this is when the men of Lystra sought to worship Paul and Barnabas.

Healing is one of the Spiritual Gifts.

Jesus declared that all believers would heal.
MARK 16:15-18

About The Occult

About The Occult

2 CO 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:
2 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 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 Jesus Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience if fulfilled.

God gave explicit instructions in the Law concerning witchcraft and similar occult activities.
EX 22:18 "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

LEV 19:26 Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.

DT 18:9 When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.

14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
15 The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
16 According to all that thou desiredst of the Lord thy God in Ho΄-reb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
17 And the Lord said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.
18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.
21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken?
22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

The reign of Manasseh as king of Israel shows the rebelliousness of even His chosen people.
2CH 33:1 MA-NAS΄-SEH was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem:
2 But did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, like unto the abominations of the heathen, whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.
3 For he built again the high places which Hez-e-ki΄-ah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Ba΄-al-im, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
4 Also he built altars in the house of the Lord, whereof the Lord had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever.
5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord.
6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hin΄-nom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.

The account of Simon the sorcerer.
AC 8:9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
12 But when they believed Phillip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Phillip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

The sons of Sceva
AC 19:13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

14 And there were seven sons of one Sce΄-va, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.
15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
17 And this was known to all the Greeks and Jews also dwelling at Eph΄-e-sus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.
19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

The acts of the sinful nature.
GAL 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Put on the whole armour of God and fight.
EPH 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

The Wiccan Rede

Bide ye Wiccan laws you must, in perfect love and perfect trust.

Live ye must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give
For the circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out.

To bind ye spell well every time, let the spell be spake in rhyme
Soft of eye and light of touch speak ye little, listen much.

Dosil go by the waxing moon chanting out ye baleful tune
When ye Lady's moon is new, kiss ye hand to her times two

When ye moon rides at her peak, Then ye hearts desire seek
Heed the North winds mighty gale lock the door and trim the sail.

When the wind comes from the South love will kiss thee on the mouth.
When the wind blows from the East expect the new and set the feast.

Nine woods in the caldron go burn them fast and burn them slow
Elder be ye Lady's tree burn it not or cursed ye'll be.

When the wheel begins to turn soon ye Beltane fires will burn
When the Wheel hath turned a Yule light the log the Horned One rules.

Heed ye flowers, bush and tree by the Lady blessed be
Where the rippling waters go Cast a stone the truth ye'll know

When you have and hold a need hearken not to others greed.
With a fool no season spend or be counted as his friend.

Merry meet and Merry part bright the cheeks and warm the heart.
Mind ye threefold law you should, three times bad and three times good.

When misfortune is enow, wear the star above thy brow.
True in love must ye ever be, lest thy love be false to thee.

These eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill; An harm ye none, do what ye will.

The Wiccan Beliefs
The following is not universally accepted by all Wiccans and Pagans, but as a general rule, these are representative of the Wiccan belief system. This list was borrowed from Our Lady of the Woods, Copyright 1983. Though these may look similar to the Wiccan principles, they are different.

The divine Spirit is present in all creatures and things: people, animals, plants, stones...
The ultimate creative force manifests in both feminine and masculine modes; therefore it is often symbolized as the Goddess and The God.
In some covens, both are celebrated equally. In others, The Goddess is given precedence or even celebrated without reference to the God.
All Goddesses and Gods are aspects of The Goddess and The God. The aspects most popular in Wicca are the Triple Goddess of the Moon (Maiden, Mother and Crone) and the Horned God of death and rebirth.

Reincarnation and karma are valid concepts. Upon death one goes to a state of rest and reflection, and eventually chooses where and when s/he will be reborn.

Magick is practiced for positive (helping) purposes: spiritual development, healing, guidance, safety, etc.
Rituals are generally performed outdoors when possible, at the New and Full Moons, and at eight Sabbat festivals which mark the progression of the seasons.
Magick and celebration are performed in small groups, usually 3 to 13, called covens. These are basically autonomous -- there is no central church authority or hierarchy.

There is no holy book, or prophet, no equivalent of the Bible or Jesus or Mohammed. Individuals have access to the divine, and do not require an intermediary. Every initiate is regarded as a priest/ess.
The central ethic is "And ye harm none, do as ye will." Whatever energy you send out returns threefold, so it is wise to be kind to others.
We should live in harmony with the Earth and Nature, and not exploit them.
Though Wicca is a valid spiritual path, it is not the only one. There is no recruiting, and people should be free to choose the path that best fits their needs.
The concepts of original sin, sacrifice, redemption, confession, the divinity of Jesus, sinfulness of sex, Judgment, Heaven and Hell, denigration of women, bodily resurrection, and the Bible as divine revelation are not part of Wicca. Neither are Satanism, the Black Mass, desecration of cemeteries, the sacrifice of animals, etc.

What Is Wicca? History
Wicca is a neo-pagan religion based on the pre-Christian traditions of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Its origins can be traced even further back to Paleolithic peoples who worshipped a Hunter God and a Fertility Goddess. Cave paintings found in France (and dated at 30,000 years old) depict a man with the head of a stag, and a woman with a swollen, pregnant belly. They stand in a circle with eleven mortals. These archetypes of the divine are worshipped by Wiccans to this very day. By these standards, the religion that is now called Wicca is perhaps the oldest religion in the world.
In 1951, the laws against Witchcraft were repealed in England. A man named Gerald Gardner was the first to come into the public eye with a description of what modern witches were practicing. His information came from the traditions of a coven called the New Forest Witches, and from Ceremonial Magick and the Cabala. He began what is now called the Gardnerian Tradition of Wicca. From Gardnerian came Alexandrian Tradition, and a host of other offshoots that today number in the hundreds.

For two thousand years the image of the Witch has been associated with evil, heathenism, and blasphemy. These ideas have their origin in Christian myths created to convert members of the Old Religion to that of the new. By making the Witch into a diabolical character of ill intent and action, the Christian missionaries were able to attach fear to a word that had once meant Healer, Wise One, and Seer. These fears are present to this day. When we think of the archetypal image of the Witch, we remember the evil enchantress of childhood tales. We think of an old, wrinkled hag with a nasty wart on her nose. We think of hexes, and devils, and foul incantations chanted around a bubbling cauldron. While we modern witches have been known to stir up herbal remedies in a cauldron, we are a far cry indeed from the horrifying Wicked Witch of the West!
Witches Do Not Worship Satan. To believe in Satan, one must subscribe to the Christian mythos. We do not. Wicca does not have any belief in, nor do we worship a concept of evil incarnate. All life is perceived as a constant flow of positive and negative energies, which intertwine to create the balance of life. [From my own experience, I must say that the only evil I have ever observed in the world has come from Man. There are no ax-murderers, or child-abusers to be found in the animal kingdom, or in nature as a whole.]
Witches Do Not Cast Evil Spells. Modern Witches have a very strict belief in the Law of Return. Whatever we send out into our world shall return to us, so even the most ill-tempered Witch would not consider doing magick to harm another being. The spells that we do involve things like Healing, Love, Wisdom, Creativity, and Joy. The "potions" that we stir might be a headache remedy, or a cold tonic, or an herbal flea bath for the family dog.


Immanent Divinity.
Wiccans believe that the spirit of God/dess exists in every living thing: in the trees, the rain, the flowers, the sea, and in each other. This means that we must treat our peers, and all the beings of the Earth as aspects of the Divine. We attempt to honour and respect life, in all its many and diverse expressions.

Wiccans learn from and worship nature by celebrating the cycles of the sun, and the cycles of the moon. We look into ourselves for the cycles within that correspond to those of the natural world, and try to move in harmony with the movement of life. Our teachers come in the form of trees, rivers, lakes, meadows, and mountains, as well as other humans who have walked the path before us. This belief infers a reverence and respect for the environment, and all of life upon the Earth. We revere the spirits of the elements that create our world. Air, Fire, Water, and Earth combine to manifest all creation. From these four elements we gain wisdom, and understanding of how the universe unfolds. The rhythms of nature are the rhythms of our lives. Wiccans attempt to dance in step with the pulse of the Earth.
Other Faiths. Modern Witches believe in freedom first! We do not choose to look at our path as the "one true right way," but as one path among many to the center. We do not convert new members to the Craft, nor do we advertise or proselytize. We believe that anyone who is meant for this path will find it through their own search. Wiccans practice tolerance and acceptance toward all other religions, as long as those faiths do not preach or commit harm to others.

Most Witches believe in reincarnation of some sort, whether it be the Eastern version known as the Transmigration of Souls (the spirit incarnating one body after another in an effort to learn all the life lessons that it can), or Ancestral Incarnation (where the spirit and life lessons of the grandfather transmute to the granddaughter, and so on down the genetic line). The latter is a more traditionally Celtic approach, but both are accepted.

In Wicca, we do not have a specific concept of sin. There is no heaven or hell that souls will go to based on their worldly actions. Wrongdoing is governed and determined by the individual conscience. With the belief in the Law of Return, one's actions will determine one's future. The individual is therefore responsible for his or her own fate, based on what he or she chooses to do internally and externally in the world.

Wicca has but one law of action and ethics. It is called the Wiccan Rede or the Wiccan Law, and can be found under the Reading Room category of the same name. "And ye harm none" covers almost everything that the Ten Commandments do: don't lie, don't steal, don't cheat, etc. It encourages us to strive not to harm any living thing - including ourselves - except perhaps to survive. Whether this means that you must become a vegetarian or a pacifist is up to the individual. The Wiccan Law serves as a guideline to action, not a mandate. The only law that the Ten Commandments express that is not covered by the Wiccan Law is that of marriage and adultery. In Wicca, love itself is sanctified, with or without government authorization. As long as two individuals share a sincere bond of love that does not harm either party, it does not matter if they are legally joined, if they are heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or interracial.

Leadership vs. Hierarchy.
There is no Arch Bishop of Wicca. There is no one person or organization that determines the practices and beliefs of Wicca as a whole. Instead, Wicca is formed of small nebulas groups and solitaries who are charged with the leadership of themselves. Wicca is a religion of clergy, not followers. Each person who seriously pursues the Craft, whether it be through study in a particular tradition, or through self-teaching and private learning, has the choice to become a priest or priestess of Wicca. Most modern traditions of Wicca offer a three-year program of learning that will bring the student to the level of High Priest or Priestess.
Churches and Temples. Wiccans do not usually have churches created specifically for the worship of the gods. Our temple is found in nature, among the creations of the divine. We meet in a circle that represents the Circle of Life, and the equality that we share. There is no head, no top, no beginning and no end. When necessary, our circles take place indoors in houses, apartments, or wherever we can find a sacred, protected space. But ideally, a circle will take place in a grove beneath the stars, with the silver moon shining down from above.

Witches believe in the power of magick to create change. A prominent Wiccan author named Starhawk defines magick as "the art of changing consciousness at will." By being in tune with the rhythms of life, we can create change for ourselves and for our world. We use herbs, oils, colours, stones, crystals, and other symbolic materials to represent the change we wish to create. Wiccans believe that the individual is responsible for his or her own reality. If there is something that is not healthy, or conducive to happiness and growth, we have the power to change it. As aspects of the divine, we are each Creator and Creatress, filled with the power to manifest all that we dream of or desire.

What is Wicca?
Wicca is a forest in the light of the silvery moon...a glade enchanted by the light of the Faery. It is the dewdrop on the petals of a flower in bloom, the warmth of the summer sun on the skin, the fall of colourful autumn leaves, and the softness of winter snow upon the Earth. It is light, and shadow and all that lies in between. It is the song of the wind, and the tune of the tides. It is the symphony of life! To be a Witch is to be a healer, a teacher, a seeker, a giver, and a protector of all things living and alive. If this path be yours, may you tread it with honour and with light!

The Law of the Power
The Power shall not be used to bring harm, to injure or control others. But if the need rises, the Power shall be used to protect your life or the lives of others.

The Power is used only as need dictates.

The Power can be used for your own gain, as long as by doing so you harm none.

It is unwise to accept money for use of the Power, for it quickly controls its taker. Be not as those of other religions.

Use not the Power for prideful gain, for such cheapens the mysteries of Wicca and magick.

Ever remember that the Power is the sacred gift of the Goddess and God, and should never be misused or abused.

And this is the law of the Power.

The 13 Wiccan Principles The following set of thirteen principles was adopted by the Council of American Witches, in April 1974.

1) We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces marked by the phases of the Moon and the seasonal Quarters and Cross Quarters.

2) We recognize that our intelligence gives us a unique responsibility toward our environment. We seek to live in harmony with Nature, in ecological balance offering fulfillment and consciousness within an evolutionary concept.

3) We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than that apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary it is sometimes called supernatural, but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to all.

4) We conceive of the Creative Power in the universe as manifesting through polarity ~as masculine and feminine~ and that this same Creative Power lies in all people, and functions through the interaction of the masculine and feminine. We value neither above the other, knowing each to be supportive to each other. We value sex as pleasure, as the symbol and embodiment of life, and as one of the sources of energies used in magickal practice and religious worship.

5) We recognize both outer worlds and inner, or psychological, worlds sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the Collective Unconscious, Inner Planes, etc. ~and we see in the interaction of these two dimensions the basis for paranormal phenomena and magickal exercises. We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment.

6) We do not recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but do honor those who teach, respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom, and acknowledge those who have courageously given of themselves in leadership.

7) We see religion, magick, and wisdom in living as being united in the way one views the world and lives within it ~a worldview and philosophy of life which we identify as Witchcraft~ The Wiccan Way.

8) Calling oneself "Witch" does not make a Witch, but neither does heredity itself, not the collecting of titles, degrees, and initiations. A Witch seeks to control the forces within her/himself that make life possible in order to live wisely and well without harm to others and in harmony with Nature.

9) We believe in the affirmation and fulfillment of life in a continuation of evolution and development of consciousness giving meaning to the Universe we know and our personal role within it.

10) Our only animosity towards Christianity, or towards any other religion or philosophy of life, is to the extent that its institutions have claimed to be "the only way", and have sought to deny freedom to others and to suppress other ways of religious practice and belief.

11) As American {Or Worldwide!} Witches, we are not threatened by debates on the history of the Craft, the origins of various terms, the legitimacy of various aspects of different traditions. We are concerned with our present and our future.

12) We do not accept the concept of absolute evil, nor do we worship any entity known as Satan or the Devil, as defined by the Christian tradition. We do not seek power through the sufferings of others, nor accept that personal benefit can be derived only by denial to another.

13) We believe that we should seek within Nature that which is contributory to our health and well-being.

The Witches’ Rede of Chivalry
Insofar as the Craft of the Wise is the most ancient and most honorable creed of humankind, it behooves all who are Witches to act in ways that give respect to the Old Gods, to their sisters and brothers of the Craft, and to themselves. Therefore, be it noted that: Chivalry is a high code of honor which is of most ancient Pagan origin, and must be lived by all who follow the Old Ways.
It must be penned that thoughts and intent put forth on this middle-Earth will wax strong in otherworlds beyond, and return...bringing into creation, on this world, that which had been sent forth. Thus one should exercise discipline, for "as ye do plant, so shall ye harvest."
It is only by preparing our minds to be as Gods that we can ultimately attain godhead.

Are Christians Supposed To Be Tolerant?

Are Christians Supposed To Be Tolerant?

“Tolerance” does not appear in KJV
“Tolerate” does not appear in KJV
“Tolerant” does nor appear in the KJV

The use of the word “tolerable” in the KJV
Matthew 10:14-15
Matthew 11:20-24
Mark 6:10-11
Luke 10:10-14

Use of the word “forbearance” in the KJV
Romans 2:3-4
Romans 3:24-25

Exodus 20:1-6 No other gods
Exodus 34:12-14 No covenants with those who worship other gods
1 Timothy 1:3-4 No other doctrines
John 14:6 No other path to salvation
Jude 1:3-21 Contend for the faith

As A Child

As A Child

Matthew 7:9-12 Much of what defines children is how we treat them.
Matthew 23:37 God wants to care for us as his children.
Romans 8:12-17 We are God’s children through a spirit of adoption.
1 John 3:7-10 We can know who are the children of God and who are the children of the devil.
Matthew 11:25-26 We must become as a child to understand the things of the kingdom.
Mark 10:13-16 The kingdom of heaven belongs to those who are as children.
Matthew 18:1-4 We cannot enter the kingdom of heaven unless we become as a child
Mark 9:35-37 And there are penalties for corrupting them.
Matthew 21:14-17 The children know Jesus and how to praise him.
Matthew 11:16-17 The children are setting the pace, but the older generation is not responding.
Isaiah 11:6 Children will lead the way.

Beware Of The Wolf

Beware Of The Wolf

MATTHEW 10:5-23 When Jesus sent out the twelve, he referred to those who would persecute them as wolves.
LUKE 10:1-12 Also, when Jesus sent out the seventy-two, he referred to those who would persecute them as wolves.
JOHN 10:1-18 Jesus taught that any who do not enter through Him were thieves and robbers and would leave the sheep to be slaughtered by the wolves.
MATTHEW 7:15-20 Jesus refers to false prophets as wolves.
ACTS 20:25-31 Paul, when his death was imminent, predicted the rise of false teachers that he referred to as wolves.

The Christian Vocabulary

The Christian Vocabulary

Matthew 5:33-37 Don’t feel the need to swear. Mean what you say and say what you mean.
Colossians 3:5-11 Watch your mouth and don’t lie
Matthew 12:34-37 You speak what is in your heart. You will be judged for your words
Philemon 1:4-7 Communication of your faith
Matthew 10:19-20 The Spirit will guide your speech
Ephesians 4:29 Speak only what helps others.
1 Peter 4:11 Speak as the oracles of God

The Cost Of Doing Nothing

The Cost Of Doing Nothing

Quote from Ninie O’Hara – Executive Editor of the Southeast Outlook – the weekly newspaper of Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY.:
“Do you honestly think you can sit back and do nothing and your values and principles will prevail? Has that approach worked so far? The only time you can afford the luxury of complacency is when the status quo is on your side. It’s not anymore.”
from 9E’s Notes – THANK KROGER – volume 33 Thursday, April 29, 2004

Numbers 13:1 – 14:34 The twelve sent in to spy out the land
When they were afraid to go in, God gave them forty years in the wilderness.

Those who know about hear about Jesus, but never come to him will be cast into the lake of fire.
Those who do not come up for prayer continue in their infirmities and afflictions
Those who do not minister very likely won’t make it to heaven

Divine Comprehensive Insurance Policy

Divine Comprehensive Insurance Policy

Earthly insurance policies pay (sometimes) when something goes wrong. Divine insurance pays every day to make sure that nothing goes wrong (as long as you fulfill the terms of the policy).

Home, Car, Possessions Job 1:6-10; Exodus 23:25-26
Life Exodus 23:25-26; Genesis 6:3; Psalm 90:10; Proverbs 9:10-11
Health Deuteronomy 7:11-15; Exodus 23:25-26; Psalm 91:10-12
Medical Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24; Mark 16:17-18; James 5:14-15
Finances Psalm 1:1-3; Psalm 122:6; 3 John 1:2
Marriage Mathew 19:6; Hebrews 13:4
Spouse Ephesians 5:22-33
Children, Grandchildren, Etc. Genesis 17:7
Fire (Eternal) Matthew 3:7-13; Matthew 13:24-30, 37-43 Matthew 13:47-50; John 15:5-6; Revelation 20:12-15; Revelation 21:7-8

Earthly insurance requires only that you allow Satan’s attacks to prevail (and then sue the insurance company).
Divine insurance, though requires that you deny Satan’s success. You don’t even have to sue.

Don’t Wait Too Long

Don’t Wait Too Long

It is possible to wait too long to accept Jesus, but not for the reasons you might think.

The Spirit ‘strives’ with man
Genesis 6:3

The blessed hope of the Lord’s appearing
Titus 2:11-14

We will be changed
1 Corinthians 15:50-54

The dead in Christ will rise first
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Matthew’s account of the sign of Christ’s coming
Matthew 24:3-44

Mark’s account of the sign of Christ’s coming
Mark 13:3-37

Hell is real and cannot be downplayed
If God didn’t spare the angels, why do you think sinners will be spared?
2 Peter 2:4-12
Jude 1:5-7

Weeping and gnashing of teeth
Matthew 8:10-12
Matthew 13:37-43
Matthew 13:47-50
Matthew 22:1-14
Matthew 24:45-51
Matthew 25:26-30
Luke 13:22-30

Matthew 3:11-12
Matthew 5:21-22
Matthew 7:15-20
Matthew 13:40-43
Matthew 25:31-46
Hebrews 10:26-31
Jude 1:5-7

Everything's Gonna Be Alright

Everything's Gonna Be Alright

Psalm 33:18-19; 34:7,17,19; 27:1-6

Abraham - Isaac born in his old age
- Ram provided for sacrifice

Joseph - Sold into slavery but saves his family

Moses - Faces Pharaoh but frees the Israelites
- Faces Red Sea but crosses miraculously

Joshua and Caleb - Saw the giants but were ready to go forward
- Joshua crosses the Jordan

David and Goliath - David has faith in God and slays Goliath

Jesus - The lame walk
- The blind see
- The deaf hear
- The demon-possessed are delivered
- He was crucified but rose again
- Persecuted but raptured
- Martyred but live forever

Get Over Yourself

Get Over Yourself

The church in the last half of the 20th century was focused on teaching Christians how to receive as much of God’s blessings as possible. While this is an important aspect in Christianity, there is another area that was, for the most part, ignored – personal evangelism. The time of the “bless me” generation has passed. It is no longer about what we can get, but what we can do. It’s time to get over yourself.

Do Not Glorify Yourself
Romans 12:3 Don’t think too highly of yourself
John 7:18 If you speak of yourself, you are seeking your own glory
John 12:49 Jesus did not speak of himself, but of God
John 14:10 Jesus – not of himself, but of his father
Romans 15:3 Christ pleased not himself
John 5:25-30 I do nothing of myself

Do Not Think Yourself Greater Than Others
Matthew 23:12 Exalt yourself and be abased and vice versa
Acts 10:9-48 Peter and Cornelius
Luke 18:10-14 The Pharisee and the Publican
Luke 6:42 Get the log out of your eye first

Do Not Think That You Are Anything In And Of Yourself
Luke 12:16-21 Story of the rich man
Luke 12:22-34 Take no thought (Consider the lilies)

We Knew It Would Come
2 Timothy 3:1-7 In the last days…

Be A Servant
Matthew 16:24 Deny thyself
Matthew 18:4 Humble yourself
1 Corinthians 9:19 Servant of all



Psalm 111:10 "The fear of the Lord..."
Deuteronomy 7:9-10 Two sides of God
1 John 4:16 God is Love
Micah 5:15 "And I will execute vengeance...
Deuteronomy 32:1-43 Song of God through Moses (See v.20)
Nahum 1 The Burden of Ninevah
Genesis 19 Sodom and Gomorrah
Numbers 11 Israel Complained
John 3:16 Even so, "For God so loved..."

The Great Commission, Today

The Great Commission, Today

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Luke 4:18,19
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Jesus healed the sick. raised the dead, cast out demons, caused the blind to see, etc.

John 21:25
And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Matthew 28:18
And Jesus came and spake unto them saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

Mark 16:15-18
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 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.

Here Comes The Rain

Here Comes The Rain
I Kings 18:42-46 The end of the drought
I Kings 17:1 Elijah prophesies the drought
I Kings 18:41 The abundance of rain
Drought Rain
I Life's Circumstances God's Blessings

II Freedom of Worship Tribulation
(Time to get it right)

III Man's need forhealing, Acts 2:17, Mark 16:17-18
Salvation, miracles, etc. Pouring out of His Spirit

How Do I Know You're A Christian?

How Do I Know You're A Christian?
1. I see that you are Victorious
Psalm 91:1-2, 10-12 Isaiah 40:31; 54:17

2. I see your Spiritual Fruit
Galatians 5:22-23

3. I see that you are Spiritually Empowered
Acts 1:8 Luke 10:19

4. I see your Works
Matthew 25:31-46 John 14:12 Mark 16:15-18

5. I see your Faith
Hebrews 11:1,6 James 2:17-19,26

6. I hear your Words
I Peter 4:11

7. I see you Waging War Against Darkness
II Corinthians 10:4-5 Ephesians 6:10-18

How To Be A Beat-Down Defeated Christian

How To Be A Beat-Down Defeated Christian

A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled (muddied) fountain, and a corrupt (polluted) spring. (Proverbs 25:26)

Sure-Fire Ways To Guarantee Defeat
It seems that many of today’s professed Christians will ignore or down-play God’s promises in order to hold on to bondage and disease. They will make every effort to justify their spiritual ineffectiveness. Since these folks are putting so much effort into their defeat and since any job worth doing is worth doing well, here are some sure-fire ways to guarantee that defeat.

Let the world decide what it means to be a Christian instead of God’s word
According to the world, Christians should be tolerant, humble, passive and quiet. Also, Christians should not, under any circumstances, interfere with the degradation of the government, the murder of unborn children or the secularization of the children that are allowed to survive.

Filter the scripture through personal experiences
Many professed Christians will go so far as to quote the promises of God and then in the next breath, use personal experience to explain why God won’t do what He said He would do.

Speak defeat
This is probably the most effective way to guarantee defeat. Remember, we bind and loose with our words and Satan is listening. If you speak defeat, the Devil is more than happy to help you achieve it.

More tips for living a defeated life
Galatians 6:7-9 If you don’t want to reap, don’t sow.
Psalm 37:4 If you don’t want the desires of your heart, don’t delight in the Lord.
James 4:7 If you don’t want the Devil to flee, don’t resist him and don’t submit to God.

If you think that Christian maturity is restricted to having Jesus comfort you while the Devil beats you down and everyone forsakes you, you can be a beat-down Christian as long as you reject Psalm 91, Philippians 4:13 and in Job 1:6-10, the fact that God had a hedge around Job and is no respecter of persons.

Mark 11:23 If you don’t want to have what you say, doubt.
Exodus 23:25, 26 If you don’t want God’s protection of your food and water or from infertility, miscarriages and sickness, don’t serve the Lord.

Matthew 15:30, 31 If you don’t want to be healed, stay out of the prayer lines.
Matthew 21:12-14
Acts 5:14-16
Acts 28:8, 9

In Preparation for Revival

In Preparation for Revival
Psalm 37:4 We desire the fruits of revival.
Matthew 18:18-19 Agree together that the church and community will be revived.
Luke 4:18-19 The evangelist is anointed, but does not bring revival.
Revival is a renewal of life.
Romans 8:2,4,6 We must die to the flesh before we can expect revival.
We must purge the fleshly things.
Galatians 5:19-21 These are examples - take inventory of your lives.
Galatians 5:22-23 These are the fruits the world needs to see.
II Chronicles 7:14 Four conditions for revival.
Three have been covered. Fourth is, seek the face of God.
Isaiah 59:1-2 To see God's face, remove the sin. (Let the Spirit help)
Do these things and the Lord will heal your land.
Romans 1:16 Then, go out and bring people in.

Is Today’s Church What Jesus Intended?

Is Today’s Church What Jesus Intended?
(Contrasting today’s ‘church’ with that found in the book of Acts)

The church according to the book of Acts
Act 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.  44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
Act 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. 33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.  34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, 35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
Act 5:12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.  13 And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.  14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)  15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. 16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.

Orderly Worship
1Co 14:26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.  27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.  29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.  30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. 31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.  32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.  33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
1Co 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

Jesus Said,"Love"

Jesus Said,"Love"
John 15:10 This is my commandment
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man
John 13:34,35 A new commandment I give you
Matthew 22:35-40 The two greatest commandments
Matthew 5:38-48 Excerpt from the Olivet Discourse
John 3:16 For God so loved

Know Your Enemy

Know Your Enemy

Lucifer Ezekiel 28:12-19

Lucifer fell from Heaven
The fall of Lucifer Isaiah 14:12-15
Jesus saw Satan fall Luke 10:18
Michael and the Dragon Revelation 12:7-9

"He walks with me and He talks with me and He tells me I am His own"

How to recognize Satan
Satan the Sinner 1 John 3:8
Satan the Liar Matthew 13:24-30, 37-43 (Parable of the Weeds)
Satan the Thief Mark 4:14-15
Satan the Accuser Book of Job
                                **Job 1:6-12
Satan needs permission to harm us Luke 22:31
Satan the tempter Matthew 4:1-11 (Temptation of Jesus)
**temptations power, immortality, wealth and fame

Satan the Destroyer Luke 13:10-17 (woman bound 18 years)
Luke 22:1-6 (betrayal of Jesus)

Satan the Deceiver Genesis 3:1-7 (the serpent and Eve)
Acts 5:1-10 (Annanias and Sapphira)
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 (False Prophets and Teachers)
2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 (Satan during tribulation)

Dealing with Satan
Power through Christ Mark 16:17-18
Demons fear Jesus Mark 5:1-13
Binding and loosing Matthew 18:18
Satan knows who's who Acts 19:13-16
Faith without doubt Matthew 21:21-22
Agreement of two or three Matthew 18:19-20
Unity Matthew 12:25,30
The Whole Armor of God Ephesians 6:10-18

The Law Of Abasement And Exaltation

The Law Of Abasement And Exaltation
Matthew 23:1-12 The Law Of Abasement And Exaltation
Luke 14:7-14 Parable of the Chief Rooms
Luke 18:9-14 The Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican
Luke 1:46-55 Mary’s Song refers to this law
Luke 22:24-27 Those who are greater must serve
Matthew 13:31-32 The Parable of the Mustard Seed
Matthew 18:1-4 Humble as a Child
James 1:9-11 James To The Rich And The Poor
1Peter 5:1-10 Peter on being exalted by God

The Lie About The Supernatural (That The Devil Has Pulled Over Our Eyes)

The Lie About The Supernatural (That The Devil Has Pulled Over Our Eyes)
The devil has somehow convinced us that supernatural acts are only for pagans and witches and others involved in various forms of mysticism. Talking animals, magic and exposure to spiritual beings have been relegated to Satan’s realm of fantasy. The Bible, though, tells a different story.

Talking Animals
[Genesis 3:1-6] The Serpent and Eve
[Numbers 22:21-35] Balaam and his donkey

Magic (Miracles)
[John 2:1-10] Water to Wine
[Genesis 5:24] The Translation of Enoch
[Acts 8:26-40] The Translation of Philip
[2 Kings 20:1-11] Reversing the sun’s shadow
[Joshua 10: 12-13] The sun stood still until the battle was won
[Mark 4:35-39] Jesus calming the storm

Fortune-Telling (Prophecy)
[Numbers 22:36 – 24:25] Balaam and Balak

Spiritual Beings
[Acts] The Holy Ghost
[Hebrews 1:14; 13:2] Angels
[Mark 16: 15-18; 1 Timothy 4:1] Demons

Ministering Spirits

Ministering Spirits

Lynda's Testimony

Hebrews 1:14 - Are they not all ministering spirits...

From ANGELS ON ASSIGNMENT by Pastor Roland Buck
“Ministering spirits are angels who live right here on this earth. They help all the time by ministering to us and removing hurts and cares. They live in angelic communities and may appear as ordinary humans. They do not have the strong radiation of the heavenly angels.”

Hebrews 13:2 Entertaining angels unawares
1 Kings 19:1-9 Elijah ministered to under the juniper tree outside Beersheba

Matthew 4:1-11 The temptation of Jesus
Luke 22:39-43 Jesus strengthened while praying in the Mount of Olives

Colossians 2:18 Warning against those who worship angels (pagan practice)
1 Corinthians 6:3 We will judge the angels
Revelation 12:3-4 A third of the angels followed Satan

1 Peter 1:10-12 Angels are curious
Matthew 26:53 Jesus could have called 12 legions

Michael at the kitchen table (protecting against demonic attack)

Psalm 91:9-12 Angelic protection
Psalm 34:7 Angels encamp about us
2 Kings 6:8-17 Elisha and the mountains full of horses and chariots of fire
Revelation 5:11-12: 7:9-12 Angels praise and worship

Gabriel's task force
"Gabriel leads the special task force of angels, special assignments. They are busy bringing the lost to believers who will share God's message of salvation to them.”

Acts 16:31 ... you will be saved and your house

Miracles For Today (Signs And Wonders)

Miracles For Today (Signs And Wonders)
John 2:11 Jesus turned water into wine and his disciples believed
John 3:2 Nicodemus (a Pharisee ruler) believed
Acts 2:22 God approved Jesus by miracles
Acts 2:43 Signs by the Apostles
Acts 5:12 Signs by the Apostles after the death of Ananias and Sapphira
Acts 8:6,13 Miracles performed by Phillip
Acts 6:8 Miracles performed by Stephen
Acts 19:11 Special miracles performed by Paul
***Note: the word special was taken from:
ōuch (ookh) - an absolute negative; no or not
+ tugchano (toong - khan΄ - o) – to affect
These two taken together translate to: extraordinary.

Also, paradĕchŏmai (par-ad-ekh΄-om-ahee) – to receive.

Neither Do I Condemn Thee

Neither Do I Condemn Thee
John 8:1-11 Woman caught in adultery
John 3:17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved
I Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawful
Romans 8:1-2 Set free from the law of sin and death 
Philippians 2:12 Work out your salvation
Not Too Much God, Please

Not Too Much God, Please
Ex. 19:7-25; 20:18-19 – God speaks in the presence of the congregation, so the Israelites ask Moses to be their middle-man because they don’t want to hear from God directly.
Exodus 19:7-25 So Moses went back and summoned the elders of the people and set before them all the words the LORD had commanded him to speak. The people all responded together, "We will do everything the LORD has said." So Moses brought their answer back to the LORD.
The LORD said to Moses, "I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people will hear me speaking with you and will always put their trust in you." Then Moses told the LORD what the people had said.
And the LORD said to Moses, "Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes and be ready by the third day, because on that day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. Put limits for the people around the mountain and tell them, `Be careful that you do not go up the mountain or touch the foot of it. Whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death. He shall surely be stoned or shot with arrows; not a hand is to be laid on him. Whether man or animal, he shall not be permitted to live.' Only when the ram's horn sounds a long blast may they go up to the mountain."
After Moses had gone down the mountain to the people, he consecrated them, and they washed their clothes. Then he said to the people, "Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual relations."
On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled. Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, the whole mountain trembled violently, and the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder. Then Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him.
The LORD descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up and the LORD said to him, "Go down and warn the people so they do not force their way through to see the LORD and many of them perish. Even the priests, who approach the LORD, must consecrate themselves, or the LORD will break out against them."
Moses said to the LORD, "The people cannot come up Mount Sinai, because you yourself warned us, `Put limits around the mountain and set it apart as holy.' "
The LORD replied, "Go down and bring Aaron up with you. But the priests and the people must not force their way through to come up to the LORD, or he will break out against them."
So Moses went down to the people and told them.
Exodus 20:18-19 When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance 19 and said to Moses, "Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die."

The Power of the Spoken Word

The Power of the Spoken Word
The "Word" in the beginning John 1:1-4,14
Man made in God's likeness Genesis 1:26-27
God creates with words Genesis 1, "God said..."
The word will accomplish... Isaiah 55:11
Calling things that are not... Romans 4:17

Examples (read those in bold)
Speaking life into nobleman's son John 4:46-53 (Cana of Galilee)
Jesus calms the storm Mark 4:35-39
Speak to the mountain Matthew 21:21
Raising Lazarus John 11:1-44

The blinding of Bar-Jesus Acts 13:6-11
Demon cast out of slave girl Acts 16:16-18 (Macedonia)
Eutychus brought back to life Acts 20:7-12

Abundance of the heart Luke 6:45
Judged for every idle word Matthew 12:36
Taming the tongue James 3:1-12

Additional References – The passing of power from God to Jesus
Power belongs to God Psalm 62:11
All power is given to Jesus Matthew 28:18

Sitting on the Starting Line

Sitting on the Starting Line
The Tortoise and the Hare
Negative Ministries
Church News Reporter or Assimilation and Dissemination of Information
Eph. 4:29

Sermon Proof-reader or Freelance Pastoral Exhorter
(Criticizing the Pastor)
Phil. 2:14,15

Ministry Management Expert or Ministry Management Volunteer
(Guiding the Church)
Refer to religious leaders

High-Profile Financial Supporter
(Makes Show of large Offerings)
Luke 18:10-14 Pharisee and Publican
Matthew 20:20-28 The greatest shall be the servant
2 Timothy 4:5 Do the work of an evangelist...
2 Peter 1:1-11 Paul says, “Make your calling and election sure
Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me...
Ephesians 4:11 & 1 Corinthians 12:28 List of Ministries

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 Spiritual Gifts (Followed by One Body, Many Parts)
Mark 16:15-18 The Pentecostal Great Commission

The Retraining Of The Mind

The Retraining Of The Mind
After Paul explained the introduction of Gentiles into the kingdom of God and the relationship of the Jews to that kingdom (the grafting of the wild olive branches into the root), He goes on to tell the Romans to turn themselves over completely to God…
Romans 12:2
He tells the Ephesians to put off the old man, renew the mind and put on the new man.
Ephesians 4:21-24
Sound mind
2 Timothy 1:7
The fleshly mind
Romans 1:28
Romans 7:23
Romans 8:7
Ephesians 2:3
Ephesians 4:17
Spiritually Minded
Rom 8:5-7
A mind to trust God
Isaiah 26:3
Love God with all your mind
Matthew 22:37
Mark 12:30
Luke 10:27
The Godly mind
Romans 7:25
1 Corinthians 2:16
2 Corinthians 8:12
Philippians 2:5
No doubt allowed
Luke 12:29

Valley Of Decision

Valley Of Decision
Abraham and Isaac Genesis 22
Job Book of Job
Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego Daniel 3
Jesus at Gethsemane Matthew 26:36-39
Personal Testimony

Victorious Christian

Victorious Christian
God’s promise of protection Psalm 91:1-2, 10-12
The promise of victory through Christ 1 Corinthians 15:56-57
The promise of victory through faith in Christ 1 John 5:1-5

We share in the victory of Christ
Jesus has overcome the world John 16:33
We have overcome the wicked one 1 John 2:13-14
Greater is he that is in us 1 John 4:4-6

The rewards awaiting those who overcome
Shall not be hurt of the second death Revelation 2:11
Eat of the hidden manna Revelation 2:17
Power over the nations Revelation 2:26
Clothed in white raiment Revelation 3:4-6
Pillar in the temple Revelation 3:11-13
Sit with Jesus in my throne Revelation 3:21-22
Shall be my son Revelation 21:6-8

Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

God The Father
King of all kings
All-seeing, All-knowing, All-powerful

God The Son
Heir to the throne
The Word through which all things were made
He was involved from the beginning in building the kingdom

God The Spirit
The Spirit of God
The power
The Comforter
Not an “it”, but a “he”

The Pastor
The shepherd on Earth
Shepherds do not beget sheep; sheep beget sheep
The Pastor’s job is to teach the sheep to survive

Joint heirs with Jesus
Adopted son or daughter of God
Worker in the harvest
Supernatural entities