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"OUR DEBTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-15

Our Debts Have Been Cancelled




Luke 4:19, 'To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.'



LUKE 4:16-30



This scripture had been written prophetically by the prophet Isaiah about 650 years prior to this time. It was read in Jewish synagogues thousands of times. But the one this verse was speaking of had never spoken it before. With this pronouncement, Jesus began the year of Jubilee.

The Year of Jubilee was described in Leviticus 25. It was a year when everyone left their fields unworked and kept a sabbath unto the Lord. The Lord gave the people a miraculous provision the year before this jubilee started that sustained them for three years until their crops could once again be harvested.

This jubilee was different than the other sabbatical years in that every debt was cancelled. All property was returned to its original owner and anyone who had been sold into slavery was set free. It was a year of new beginnings.

Jesus proclaimed a spiritual jubilee. We now live in a time when all our debts to God have been cancelled and all the things the devil stole from us have been returned. Even our slavery to the devil has come to an end through the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is a time for rejoicing.

Jesus is our jubilee.


"GOD ANSWERS EVERY PRAYER" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-15









GOD ANSWERS EVERY PRAYER

 

I HAVE BEEN THINKING A LOT ABOUT PRAYERS, AND GETTING THE ANSWERS TO THEM, SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHOW YOU WHAT THE WORD SAYS.  PRAYERS THAT ARE MADE ACCORDING TO GOD'S WORD IS ALWAYS ANSWERED.  IF WE COULD GET THIS INTO OUR LITTLE PEANUT BRAINS IT SURE WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA, YOU CAN'T ASK FOR A NEW WIFE IF YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE.  I KNOW THAT SOUNDS SILLY BUT I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.  





LET'S LOOK AT SOME OF THE SCRIPTURES THAT TALK ABOUT ASKING.  ALL OF THESE PASSAGES OF SCRIPTURE ARE THE WORDS OF JESUS AND I AM GOING TO UNDERLINE A FEW THINGS TO MAKE MY POINT.  

 

MATTHEW 7:7-8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:  For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.  HE DIDN'T SAY "IT MIGHT BE GIVEN OR OPENED",  HE SAID "IT SHALL".



MATTHEW 18:19-20 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.  AGAIN, JESUS DIDN'T SAY "IT MIGHT BE DONE", HE SAID "IT SHALL BE DONE".  


MATTHEW 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.  ARE YOU GETTING THE PICTURE?  


JOHN 14:13-14 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.  HERE IT IS AGAIN.


JOHN 16:23-24 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.  AND AGAIN.  



JOHN 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.  HE WANTS US TO RECEIVE AND BE JOYFUL. 




NOW LET'S LOOK AT WHAT IT SAYS TO DO AFTER WE PRAY.  IT SAYS IN MARK 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.   AGAIN, THIS IS JESUS SAYING THESE THINGS.  WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS HAVE PATIENCE.  HE SAYS "YE SHALL HAVE THEM". IF YOU DON'T SEE THE ANSWER RIGHT AWAY, JUST HAVE FAITH THAT YOUR PRAYER HAS BEEN ANSWERED AND YOU WILL HAVE IT.  USE YOUR FAITH TO BELIEVE AND BRING THE ANSWER FROM THE SPIRITUAL REALM TO THE PHYSICAL REALM AND YOU WILL HAVE YOUR ANSWER.



I PRAY THAT THIS WILL GET SOME OF YOUR PRAYERS ANSWERED.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.











"THE NAME OF JESUS" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-14
THE NAME OF JESUS

 

JESUS.......DO YOU REALLY REALIZE WHAT THAT NAME MEANS?  NOT ONLY JESUS, HIMSELF, BUT JUST HIS NAME AND WHAT POWER IT CARRIES.  SEE WHAT IT SAYS IN PHILIPPIANS 2:9-11 "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."  



ALSO LOOK WHAT IT SAYS IN JOHN 20:30-31  "And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:  But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name."  


ONE OTHER SCRIPTURE ABOUT THE POWER IN THAT NAME IS WHEN PETER HEALED THE LAME MAN AT THE GATE AND MADE THE MAN TO WALK.  ACTS 4:10  "Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole."



CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW THE DISCIPLES MUST HAVE FELT WHEN JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED?  AFTER ALL THE POWER HE HAD AND EVEN THE POWER HIS NAME CARRIED, WAS THAT ALL A DREAM AND NOW IS IT OVER?  THEN CAN YOU IMAGINE THE JOY THEY MUST HAVE  FELT WHEN THEY REALIZED THAT HE HAD RISEN AND THE POWER HIS NAME REALLY CARRIED?  I'LL BET THEY STOOD UP AND SHOUTED.  WE SHOULD SHARE THE JOY IN OUR RISEN LORD AND PROCLAIM IT TO ANYONE THAT WILL STAY STILL LONG ENOUGH FOR US TO TELL THEM.  HE LOVED THEM ENOUGH TO DIE FOR THEM AND WE SHOULD LOVE THEM ENOUGH TO TELL THEM OF THAT LOVE AND WHAT HE DID.  WILL YOU?


GOD BLESS YOU ALL.


"GOD'S WORD HAS NO LIMITS" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-14

God's Word Has No Limits




John 4:50, 'Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.'



JOHN 4:46-54



Jesus didn't have to touch the child. He didn't have to send anything home with the father to affect the cure. All He did was speak and the son was instantly healed (v. 53).

This man had traveled over fifteen miles from Capernaum to Cana to find Jesus. Therefore, the son was not within 'earshot' so that Jesus' words sparked some cord of hope in his heart, thereby releasing God's power. No, Jesus' spoken word had so much power that no barriers (such as time or space) had any affect on it whatsoever.

This is hard for us to comprehend. We spend an entire lifetime learning physical limitations and adapting to them. But there are no limits to the power of God's word. Jesus created everything in this physical universe by His words, and that creation will respond to anything He says.

The Lord gave His Word to the Jews but they didn't believe it. Hebrews 4:2 says, '...the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard [it].' We have been given God's words too, in the Bible. If we will speak God's Word in faith, we will get the same results that Jesus did here.


"SPIRITUAL FOOD" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-13

Spiritual Food




John 4:32, 'But he saith unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.'



JOHN 4:27-46



Food is essential for life. Without it we couldn't grow. We get strength and vitality from food. Yet food can kill us. Improper diets kill more people than any disease.

Our soul needs nourishment too. The things we think on and the desires that we have are food to our souls. Jesus said, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God' (Mat. 4:4).

Jesus valued spiritual nourishment more than He valued physical nourishment. He was thrilled to see this woman and the people of this town respond to His gift of salvation. Likewise, we should set our desires on the things of God so that spiritual matters are more important to us than our physical food.

The wrong diet for our souls is the leading cause of failure and depression in Christians. Being spiritually minded produces life and peace. Being carnally minded produces death (Rom. 8:6).

In our health conscious society, many of us wouldn't dream of abusing our bodies with bad diets. Yet in our soulish area, we are killing ourselves by feeding on the wrong things. Treat yourself to a healthy spiritual meal today.










WILL YOU OBEY GOD, NO MATTER WHAT?

 

AREN'T YOU GLAD THAT JESUS CHOSE PAUL TO PREACH TO THE GENTILES AND THAT HE WAS OBEDIENT TO DO IT?  IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, THE TWELVE  DISCIPLES ARE WRITING AND TEACHING THE JEWS BUT PAUL, IN HIS THIRTEEN BOOKS OF THE BIBLE, IS WRITING TO THE GENTILES. THIS WAS A GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT AMONG THEM.  IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THIS WHEN WE ARE STUDYING THE BIBLE OR IT COULD GET A LITTLE CONFUSING.  IT WAS TO ME BEFORE I LEARNED THIS.  IN GALATIANS 2:9, PAUL TELLS OF THE HANDSHAKE, OR RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP AS PAUL CALLS IT, WHERE HE SAYS "And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we (PAUL AND BARNABAS) should go unto the heathen (GENTILES), and they (JAMES, PETER, JOHN AND THE DISCIPLES) unto the circumcision (THE JEWS).  (THE PARENTHESES ARE MINE)







JESUS APPEARED TO ANANIAS IN A VISION AND TOLD HIM TO GO TO PAUL AND LAY HANDS ON HIM SO HE WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE.  HE WAS BLINDED WHEN JESUS APPEARED TO HIM ON THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS AND TOLD HIM HE WOULD PREACH TO THE GENTILES.  PAUL HAD BEEN SO AGAINST JESUS AND HIS TEACHINGS AND THOSE OF THE DISCIPLES AND EVEN HAD PAPERS FROM THE CHIEF PRIEST TO KILL OR THROW INTO PRISON THOSE WHO WERE WORSHIPING JESUS.  IF YOU WERE A JEW AND KNEW ABOUT PAUL'S ACTIVITY, WOULD YOU HAVE BEEN OBEDIENT, LIKE ANANIAS WAS, AND GO TO PAUL?  I HOPE I WOULD HAVE BEEN.  SEE WHAT JESUS TOLD HIM TO DO IN ACTS 9:15 "Go thy way for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel."  GOD KNEW THE HEARTS OF PAUL AND ANANIAS TO KNOW THEY WOULD BE OBEDIENT.



MY QUESTION IS THIS.  IS YOUR HEART OBEDIENT TO GOD'S COMMANDS?  REMEMBER, HE WILL NOT MAKE YOU DO ANYTHING BUT WANTS A WILLING HEART FULL OF LOVE FOR HIM.  I PRAY THAT WE ALL WILL BE THAT KIND OF PERSON THAT GOD WILL USE IN A MIGHTY WAY. 



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.












"GOD LOVES US ALL" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-12

GOD LOVES US ALL









 

I KNOW I HAVE ASKED THIS QUESTION BEFORE BUT DO YOU REALLY KNOW JUST HOW MUCH GOD LOVES YOU.  GOD WAS THINKING ABOUT US WHEN HE WAS CREATING THE WORLD.  DO YOU THINK HE PUT ADAM AND EVE OUT OF THE GARDEN OF EDEN BECAUSE HE WAS ANGRY AFTER THEY SINNED?  HE ACTUALLY PUT THEM OUT BECAUSE OF HIS GREAT LOVE THEM AND ALL OF US, WHO ARE THEIR DESCENDANTS.  HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THEY DIDN'T EAT OF "THE TREE OF LIFE" AND LIVE FOREVER IN A CORRUPT BODY.  CAN YOU IMAGINE LIVING FOREVER BEING BLIND, DEAF OR HAVING NO ARMS OR LEGS?  THAT IS WHAT WE WOULD BE GOING THROUGH  IF THEY HAD EATEN OF "THE TREE OF LIFE".  HE EVEN PUT ANGELS THERE TO KEEP THEM FROM IT.










HE DIDN'T EVEN HOLD THEIR SINS AGAINST THEM, OR EVEN CAIN'S, FOR KILLING ABLE.  IT TELLS US THIS IN ROMANS 5:13 WHERE IT SAYS "For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law."  THE LAW, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS", DID NOT COME UNTIL MOSES, MANY YEARS LATER.



SO GOD WAS NOT HOLDING SINS AGAINST THE PEOPLE THEN, BEFORE THE LAW, AND HE IS NOT HOLDING OUR SINS AGAINST US NOW SINCE JESUS.  JESUS DIED FOR "ALL" SIN.  NOW THAT IS LOVE.



I KNOW I KEEP REPEATING MYSELF BUT THAT IS HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS.  IF YOU ARE NOT BORN AGAIN, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ACCEPT THE GIFT OF SALVATION.  GOD LOVES YOU AND ONLY SEES YOU, NOT YOUR SINS, BUT YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT JESUS.  ASK A CHRISTIAN FRIEND TO TELL YOU ABOUT HIM OR FIND A BIBLE SOMEWHERE AND READ MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE AND JOHN.  THOSE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE TELL YOU ALL ABOUT JESUS.  JUST TELL JESUS YOU ARE A SINNER AND ASK HIM TO HELP YOU AND YOU WANT HIM TO BE YOUR SAVIOR.  HE IS WAITING AND TODAY COULD BE YOUR DAY OF SALVATION.  IT WOULD BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.







"WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-12

Worship Him In Spirit




John 4:24, 'God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.'



JOHN 4:4-26



Man dwells primarily in the physical and emotional realm, but God is a Spirit (1 Sam. 16:7). To have true fellowship with God, we have to relate to God on the spiritual level.

In order to make this possible, God changed our spirit. At salvation, our spirit became totally new (11 Cor. 5:17). It is now righteous and truly holy (Eph. 4:24). It is now exactly the way Jesus is, because our born again spirit is the spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Jn. 4:17; 1 Cor. 6:17; Rom. 8:9; Gal. 4:6).

In our spirits we are worthy to come before God and worship Him without any fear. Our spirit is the only part of us that is worthy. That's why we must worship Him in spirit and in truth.

When we come before God dwelling on all our failures and problems, we are not approaching Him through our spirit. Our spirit is not our problem. Our born again spirit is perfect.

There is a place for mentioning our problems and failures but it's not the part of us that has been saved and is in fellowship with God. We must always base our relationship with the Father on who we are in our spirit through Christ Jesus.


"GOD LOOKS INSIDE" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-11

God Looks Inside




John 4:19, 'The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.'



JOHN 4:4-26



This didn't take any great discernment on the woman's part. Jesus had just 'read her mail'. He told her the most intimate details of her life. Anyone could have perceived Jesus was a prophet after something like that.

This woman suddenly realized that she was dealing with more than just a man. God was speaking to her. What was her reaction? She changed the subject. She brought up a doctrinal issue concerning the proper place to worship--anything to get Jesus' attention off of her.

We all have a tendency to build walls of privacy around the intimate details of our lives. We are afraid to let anyone, especially God, look inside. But God already knows and He wants all of our heart.

Jesus brought this woman right back to the subject of her personal relationship with God. The place of worship or the forms of worship weren't important. God was looking for people who would open their hearts--even the hidden parts--for Him to inhabit.

Likewise today, Satan tries to get us occupied with everything except the one thing that counts. God wants us to worship Him in spirit and truth. Anything less than that is not enough.


"THE POWER OF PRAYER" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-11

THE POWER OF PRAYER





SOMEONE OUT THERE IS REALLY IN NEED OF HELP TODAY.  DO YOU KNOW WHO IT IS?  IS IT YOU?  IS IT A FAMILY MEMBER, A FRIEND OR A NEIGHBOR?  CAN YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE IN BAD NEED OF SOMETHING AND YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHAT YOU WERE GOING TO DO? DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT IT  FELT LIKE WHEN YOU GOT WHAT YOU NEEDED?  WASN'T THAT A GREAT FEELING.  




YOU OR THIS PERSON MIGHT NEED A LITTLE HELP ON THEIR RENT OR HOUSE PAYMENT.  IT MIGHT BE THEY NEED A LITTLE GROCERY MONEY OR MONEY FOR SOMETHING ELSE.  WE NEED TO FIND OUT WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE AND HELP THEM.  SOMETIMES THEY WILL LET YOU KNOW AND SOMETIMES WE CAN JUST TELL ANYWAY.  IF YOU CAN'T HELP THEM FINANCIALLY, PRAY FOR THEM.  WE ALL CAN DO SOMETHING.  


PRAYER REALLY WORKS.  I WILL TELL YOU HOW I KNOW.  WHEN I BOUGHT THIS HOUSE I AM LIVING IN TODAY, I NEEDED $700 FOR FLOOD INSURANCE BEFORE THE BANK WOULD LET US CLOSE AND IT HAD TO BE DONE BY THE NEXT MONDAY AND IT WAS FRIDAY.  THE REASON FOR THE RUSH WAS THAT A HURRICANE WAS CLOSE AND IF THEY PUT OUT A WARNING, THE INSURANCE COMPANY WOULD NOT ISSUE A POLICY AND NO INSURANCE, NO CLOSING.  


I DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY AND DIDN'T KNOW WHERE I WAS GOING TO GET IT.  MARY JANE AND I HAD PRAYED THAT MORNING AND WE KNEW GOD HAD NOT BROUGHT US THAT FAR NOT TO FINISH WHAT HE HAD STARTED.  IT WAS ONLY THROUGH HIM THAT WE GOT FINANCING IN THE FIRST PLACE BUT THAT IS ANOTHER STORY.



WELL, THAT FRIDAY I PICKED UP MY SON FROM SCHOOL AND WE STOPPED BY THE MAIL BOX IN THE APARTMENT COMPLEX WE LIVED IN.  THERE WAS A REGISTERED LETTER NOTICE THERE AND WE WENT TO THE POST OFFICE TO PICK IT UP. HERE IS THE FIRST MIRACLE,  IT WAS ALREADY BACK AT THE POST OFFICE.  THE SECOND MIRACLE WAS THAT IT WAS A CHECK FOR $700 FROM MY MOM'S ESTATE.  SHE HAD DIED ABOUT A YEAR BEFORE AND MY BROTHER HAD SOLD HERE PLACE AND PAID OFF ALL HER DEBTS AND DIVIDED THE REST AMONG ALL THE NINE CHILDREN.  WE ALL GOT $700 AND THAT WAS WHAT I NEEDED FOR THE FLOOD INSURANCE.  I CALLED THE INSURANCE COMPANY, GOT THE POLICY AND WE CLOSED THE FOLLOWING WEEK. NOW TELL ME THAT WASN'T GOD.  SO AGAIN, PRAYER REALLY WORKS AND GOD IS FAITHFUL TO KEEP HIS PROMISES IF WE WILL ONLY TAKE HIM AT HIS WORD AND HAVE FAITH TO BELIEVE IT.



DON'T EVER UNDER ESTIMATE THE POWER OF PRAYER.  JESUS SAID TO ASK, BELIEVING YOU HAVE RECEIVED, AND YOU SHALL HAVE IT.  HE ALSO SAID WHATEVER YOU ASK GOD FOR IN HIS NAME, GOD WILL DO IT FOR YOU.  IT DOESN'T GET MUCH CLEARER THAN THAT.


SO, IF YOU CAN'T HELP IN ANY OTHER WAY, JUST PRAY.  GOD KNOWS WHOSE HEART TO TOUCH AND THE ONE WHO IS IN NEED WILL GET THEIR HELP.  AND, IF IT IS YOU THAT NEEDS THE HELP AND SOMEONE GIVES IT TO YOU, PLEASE TAKE IT.  YOU WILL BE BLESSED AND THE PERSON GIVING IT TO YOU WILL BE BLESSED.  GOD USES MEN TO SUPPLY THE NEEDS OF SOME AND JESUS SAYS IN LUKE 6:38 "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.  WHEN YOU GET BACK ON YOUR FEET, GIVE TO HELP SOMEONE ELSE.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.





 
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