DAVID A. MCMILLEN

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I AM AN 80 YEAR OLD MALE, BORN AGAIN, CHRISTIAN WITH A LOVE FOR JESUS. I DO NOT GET OUT MUCH ANYMORE BUT FIND THAT TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT THE LOVE JESUS HAS FOR THEM IS NOT ONLY WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO BUT SOMETHING THAT THE WORLD NEEDS.

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"FIGHT THE BATTLE IN THE SPIRIT" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-11-18

Fight The Battle In The Spirit




John 18:10 'Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.'



JOHN 18:10-11



It is the apostle John who reveals Peter as the one who cut off the servant's ear and also identifies the servant. It is very doubtful that Peter was aiming for Malchus' ear. It is more probable that he was making a horizontal swing at the servant's head and as the man ducked, Peter cut off his ear.

Peter was very vocal about never denying the Lord, and his actions proved that he meant what he said. There were only two swords among the disciples, yet Peter was willing to take on these six hundred soldiers. This spelled certain death or imprisonment.

Peter wanted to stand with the Lord, but he was not prepared spiritually. He was still strong in his own ability. If the battle would have been in the physical realm, Peter would have fought to the death as he proved here. But when Jesus told Peter to put up his sword and not resist with his physical power, Peter was confused.

Peter only knew how to rely on the flesh. When Jesus refused to allow Peter to fight with his sword, he was defenseless. If he would have been praying with Jesus, as instructed, Peter would have been built up spiritually and able to stand with Jesus spiritually without denying Him. As the prophet Zechariah said, 'Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts' (Zech. 4:6).

Likewise, we may sincerely desire to never deny our Lord, but it takes more than desire; it takes preparation. We all have been taught how to rely on ourselves, but we have to learn anew how to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might (Eph. 6:10). Just as in the physical realm, where muscles have to be exercised to become strong, so we have to exercise ourselves unto godliness (1 Tim. 4:7).


"WHO DESERVES TO GO TO HEAVEN?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-11-18

IF YOU STOOD BEFORE GOD TODAY AND HE ASKED YOU WHAT YOU HAD DONE TO DESERVE TO BE IN HEAVEN, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL HIM?  SOME OF YOU WOULD START TELLING HIM ALL THE GOOD THINGS YOU HAD BEEN DOING LIKE GOING TO CHURCH, TITHING, TEACHING SUNDAY SCHOOL, ETC.  IF THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A TEST QUESTION, YOU WOULD HAVE FAILED.


 

THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN ADD TO WHAT JESUS DID FOR US ON THE CROSS.  OUR ANSWER SHOULD BE, "BECAUSE OF JESUS IS THE REASON WE DESERVE TO BE IN HEAVEN".  ANYTHING WE TRY TO ADD TO WHAT HE DID JUST BELITTLES ALL THAT HE HAS DONE.  HE DID IT ALL.

 

YOU KNOW BACK WHEN JESUS WAS ON EARTH, THE JEWS WERE REALLY ZEALOUS FOR THE THINGS OF GOD.  HOWEVER, THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE FAITH IN HIM TO COMPLETE THEMSELVES.  THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD TO EARN GOD'S FAVOR.  I THINK RELIGION AND THE TRADITIONS OF SOME RELIGIONS TODAY ARE THE SAME WAY.

 

NOW THE GENTILES WERE DIFFERENT AS THEY HAD NO TRADITIONAL RELIGION AND WHEN THEY HEARD THE GOSPEL MESSAGE THAT JESUS PAID FOR THEIR SINS, THEY JUST BELIEVED AND ACCEPTED IT AS A GIFT, WHICH IS WHAT IT WAS.  THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE TO DO TODAY.

 

FOR YOU THAT DON'T KNOW HIM PERSONALLY, NOW WOULD BE A GOOD TIME.  HE IS HOLDING OUT THE GIFT OF SALVATION TO YOU AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TAKE IT.  IT WOULD BE THE BEST DECISION YOU HAVE EVER MADE OR WILL EVER MAKE.

 

JUST TALK TO HIM AND TELL HIM YOU KNOW YOU ARE A SINNER  AND THANK HIM FOR HIS FORGIVENESS  AND FOR DYING FOR YOU.  TELL HIM YOU WANT HIM TO BE YOUR SAVIOR AND YOU BELIEVE THAT HE DIED, WAS BURIED AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD.  THERE IS NOTHING YOU NEED TO DO BUT TO HAVE FAITH TO RECEIVE IT.  THAT IS ALL. 

 

HEARING WHAT HE DID FOR YOU SHOULD MAKE YOU WANT HIM THAT MUCH MORE.  HE LOVES YOU AND WANTS YOU TO LOVE HIM.  THE CHOICE IS YOURS.  IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT, READ WHAT THE LORD SAID IN DEUTERONOMY 3:19 "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:"  HE GIVES YOU THE ANSWER AS TO WHAT TO CHOOSE.  PLEASE CHOOSE LIFE.

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

"BELIEVING IS A MUST" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-11-17

I HAVE WRITTEN SO MANY TIMES ON HEALING AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO UNTIL I GET MY MESSAGE CLEAR.  WHEN I HAVE  QUOTED 1ST PETER 2:24 "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.", A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE COMMENTED THAT MY INTERPRETATION WAS WRONG AND THIS WAS TALKING ABOUT HEALING OUR SINS.  I HAVE EVEN QUOTED ISAIAH 53:5 "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." BUT THIS DIDN'T SEEM TO HELP ALTHOUGH ISAIAH PROPHESIED THIS BEFORE JESUS WAS EVEN ON THIS EARTH.  PEOPLE STILL SAY HE WAS TALKING ABOUT HEALING OUR SINS.  






 

I AM GOING TO QUOTE ONE MORE SCRIPTURE THAT SPECIFICALLY SAYS "SICKNESSES" IN HOPES THAT IT WILL HELP.  MATTHEW 8:16-17 "When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses."  

 

I KNOW MOST OF YOU HAVE FAITH TO BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED, WAS BURIED AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD?  THIS YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IF YOU ARE REALLY BORN AGAIN.  NOW, IF YOU DO HAVE FAITH TO BELIEVE THAT HE TOOK AWAY ALL YOUR SINS, WHY CAN'T YOU HAVE FAITH TO BELIEVE THAT HE ALSO DIED FOR YOUR SICKNESSES?  THIS IS GOD'S WORDS THAT I AM QUOTING, NOT MINE.  NOW, DO YOU HAVE FAITH TO BELIEVE GOD'S WORD WHEN IT SAYS BY HIS  STRIPES YOU WERE HEALED?    

 

I MIGHT AS WELL BRING SOMETHING ELSE UP THAT HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT US SAYING WE ARE HEALED WHEN IT LOOKS LIKE WE ARE NOT.  IT IS CALLING THINGS THAT ARE NOT AS THOUGH THEY WERE.  GOD, HIMSELF, DID THIS WHEN HE WAS TALKING ABOUT ABRAHAM.  LOOK WHAT IT SAYS IN ROMANS 4:16 -17 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,  (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.   STEP OUT IN FAITH AND TELL PEOPLE YOU ARE HEALED IN THE NAME OF JESUS.


 


PEOPLE LET THEIR BODIES AND THE DOCTORS DETERMINE HOW THEY ARE.  I KNOW IT TAKES A LOT OF FAITH TO BELIEVE YOU ARE HEALED WHEN YOU DON'T FEEL GOOD AND THE DOCTOR EVEN SAYS YOU ARE SICK.  THE DOCTORS, YOUR BODIES OR JESUS, WHO ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE?  PLEASE DON'T GET ME WRONG, I AM NOT TELLING YOU TO STOP GOING TO THE DOCTOR OR STOP TAKING YOUR MEDICATION.  IF IT WASN'T FOR THE DOCTORS AND THE MEDICATION, THERE WOULDN'T BE A LOT OF PEOPLE STILL ALIVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET SAVED. 


 

I AM GOING TO QUOTE WHAT ANDREW WOMMACK SAID A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO.  I THINK IT WILL FIT RIGHT IN AS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE ATONEMENT.  YOU CAN READ HIS WHOLE MESSAGE ON MY TIMELINE IF YOU WANT TO.  THIS IS JUST PART OF WHAT HE SAID.

 

"Healing has been purchased for us as part of the atonement of Christ. The Lord would no more refuse to heal us than He would refuse to forgive us. That does not mean that we deserve healing - we don't. It is a gift from God, just as salvation is a gift from God (Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8). We don't deserve to have our sins forgiven. We cannot demand salvation from the Lord, but we can expect it. Likewise, healing has been purchased for us through the atonement of Christ. Healing belongs to us, but it is still the mercy of God that provides healing. Every act of healing is an act of mercy."

 

WE ALL HAVE BEEN GIVEN FAITH AND, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE SAME AMOUNT OF FAITH. ROMANS 12:3 SAYS "God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith."  IT DOESN'T SAY JUST FAITH OR SOME FAITH, IT SAYS "THE" MEASURE OF FAITH.  WE ALL GOT THE SAME AMOUNT.

 

ALTHOUGH WE ALL HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE SAME AMOUNT OF FAITH, NOT ALL OF US USE WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN US. SO, IT IS ALRIGHT TO SPEAK OF GROWING IN FAITH AND HAVING GREAT FAITH OR LITTLE FAITH BUT WE MUST REMEMBER THAT THIS IS SPEAKING OF HOW MUCH FAITH WE USE, NOT HOW MUCH WE WERE GIVEN.  I LIKE THE VERSE HEBREWS 11:1 WHERE IT SAYS "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."  FAITH HAS SUBSTANCE AND IS REAL AND WILL BRING INTO EXISTENCE THE THINGS WE ARE HOPING FOR.  USE YOUR FAITH AND BUILD IT UP.  THE BIBLE SAYS "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."  YOUR BIBLE IS THE KEY TO INCREASING YOUR FAITH AND THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS IN ROMANS 14:23 "for whatsoever is not of faith is sin."  

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.






"GOD'S AWESOME POWER" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-11-17

God's Awesome Power




John 18:6 'As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.'



JOHN 18:5-9



It is evident that it was the power of God that made these six hundred men fall backwards to the ground, but why did it happen when He said, 'I am he'?

In this verse, and also in verse eight, the word 'he' is italicized. That means that the word 'he' was not in the original text but was added by the translators to make the sentence grammatically correct. This serves a useful purpose and is very helpful in most cases. However, the translators put these additions in italics so that we could be aware of what the text literally said.

In this instance, Jesus literally said, 'I am.' Since Jesus was God manifest in the flesh, His statement of 'I am,' carried just as much weight as when He expressed it to Moses (Ex. 3:14). This is nothing less than the Almighty God releasing His glory through the powerful statement, 'I AM.' No wonder these men were knocked to the ground.

This graphically illustrates how Jesus could have easily defended Himself against any size army that would come to take His life. As He said in John 10:18, 'No man taketh it (i.e. His life) from me, but I lay it down of myself.'

There are many instances recorded in scripture where people fell to the ground as a result of being in God's presence. The same thing still happens today. Just as some people faint when they experience fear, when they experience the awesome presence of God, they become weak, and lose strength in their physical body.



Healing Is An Expression Of God's Mercy




Luke 22:51 'And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.'





Jesus often healed people by touching them, and others received their healing as they touched Jesus. You can transmit the power or the anointing of God through the laying on of hands (Mk. 16:18; Heb. 6:2). The virtue of God can even be transmitted to objects and then brought to the person who needs healing or deliverance.

Jesus provided physical healing as well as forgiveness of sins. Many scriptures mention the healing of our bodies in conjunction with the forgiveness of our sins. Healing is an expression of God's love and compassion for our physical man. Healing miracles also draw men to God to get their spiritual needs met. Physical healing acts like a bell to get man's attention so that the Lord can minister to the inner man as well.

Healing has been purchased for us as part of the atonement of Christ. The Lord would no more refuse to heal us than He would refuse to forgive us. That does not mean that we deserve healing - we don't. It is a gift from God, just as salvation is a gift from God (Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8). We don't deserve to have our sins forgiven. We cannot demand salvation from the Lord, but we can expect it. Likewise, healing has been purchased for us through the atonement of Christ. Healing belongs to us, but it is still the mercy of God that provides healing. Every act of healing is an act of mercy.


"THE ATONEMENT" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-11-16

DO YOU KNOW WHAT ATONEMENT MEANS?  IT IS MENTIONED IN ROMANS 5:10-11 AND IT SAYS "For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement."  THE GREEK WORD THAT WAS TRANSLATED "ATONEMENT" IS "kATALLAGE" AND STRONG'S CONCORDANCE SAYS IT MEANS "EXCHANGE".  WITH THAT MEANING IN MIND, READ THE FOLLOWING.













WE EXCHANGED OUR SINS FOR HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AS IT SAYS IN 2ND CORINTHIANS 5:21 "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."




WE EXCHANGED OUR SICKNESS FOR HIS HEALTH AS IT SAYS IN 1ST PETER 2:24 "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed."




WE EXCHANGED OUR SORROW FOR HIS JOY AS IT SAYS IN ROMANS 5:11 "And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement."




ALL OF THE ABOVE HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE FOR US.  WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO GET YOU TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING BORN AGAIN AND BEING HEALED.  IT WAS ALL IN THE ATONEMENT.  LOOK WHAT JESUS SAID TO THE MAN WITH THE PALSY WHEN HIS FRIENDS BROUGHT HIM TO JESUS TO BE HEALED.  IN MATTHEW 9:2 IT SAYS "And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee."  JESUS DIDN'T SAY BE WAS HEALED, HE SAID YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN.




JESUS DID IT ALL WHEN HE WENT TO THE CROSS AND DIE FOR US.  IF WE CAN BELIEVE WE ARE BORN AGAIN, WHY CAN'T SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE THEY ARE HEALED.  ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS HAVE FAITH TO BELIEVE IT AND RECEIVE IT.  CAN YOU DO THAT TODAY?




GOD BLESS YOU ALL.










"YOU COULD BE THE ONE" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-11-15

THE MORE I LISTEN TO THE NEWS MEDIA, THE MORE I WANT TO WRITE ON THIS SUBJECT.  WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU ARE WALKING DOWN THE STREET AT NIGHT AND SEE A BUNCH OF YOUNG KIDS COMING IN YOUR DIRECTION?  IT IS A SHAME BUT WE USUALLY  WANT TO CROSS THE STREET.  WHY IS THIS?  I THINK IT IS BECAUSE WE IMMEDIATELY THINK THEY ARE UP TO NO GOOD?  THIS IS ALL WE HEAR ON THE RADIO AND SEE ON TV.  ALL YOU EVER SEE IS HOW THE GANGS ARE ROAMING THE STREETS AND DOING BAD THINGS.  DON'T THEY KNOW THERE ARE GOOD GANGS OF KIDS OUT THERE IN THE STREETS DOING GOOD THINGS?


 

WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, IT WAS NOTHING TO SEE A GROUP OF US KIDS OUT AT NIGHT BUT NOTHING WAS EVER SAID ABOUT IT BECAUSE PEOPLE ASSUMED WE WERE OUT ON VISITATION NIGHT FOR THE CHURCH.  HOW THE THINKING OF AMERICA HAS CHANGED.  WE WERE KIDS GOING AROUND TELLING PEOPLE HOW MUCH JESUS LOVES THEM.  YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A LOT OF THOSE GOOD KIDS TODAY BUT YOU NEVER HEAR ABOUT THEM.  IT JUST DOESN'T SELL PAPERS OR SOUND GOOD ON THE NEWS TO REPORT SOMETHING LIKE THAT.  WHAT A SHAME.

 

I CHALLENGE ALL OF YOU KIDS, THAT MIGHT BE READING THIS, TO GET ON THIS INTERNET AND START YOUR OWN MINISTRY.  YOU DON'T HAVE TO ROAM THE STREETS AND YOU CAN REACH MANY MORE PEOPLE RIGHT FROM YOUR OWN BEDROOM.  YOU CAN TELL SO MANY PEOPLE ABOUT JESUS AND OTHER KIDS WILL LISTEN TO YOU.  YOU KNOW HOW TO TWEET, BLOG, TEXT AND DO ALL THOSE THINGS YOU YOUNG KIDS KNOW HOW TO DO A LOT BETTER THAN US OLD FOLKS.  WHAT A BLESSING YOU WOULD BE AND YOU COULD BRING SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE TO THE LORD.  YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO GREAT THINGS FOR JESUS.

 

YOU MIGHT NOT THINK ANYONE WOULD LISTEN TO YOU BUT LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING. THERE ARE SO MANY KIDS OUT THERE THAT ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING. THEY ARE LOST AND THEY KNOW IT AND YOU COULD BE THE ONE THAT HELPS THEM FIND THE WAY.  JUST REMEMBER WHAT JESUS SAID IN JOHN 14:6 "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me".  YOU COULD BE THE ONE TO DO THIS FOR JESUS.  

 

YOU COULD BE A GANG OF TWO...JESUS AND YOU.  NOW THAT WOULD BE A TEAM,  OR YOU COULD GET A GROUP OF YOUR FRIENDS AND DO THIS.  JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 18:20 "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them".  DON'T PASS UP THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK JESUS FOR WHAT HE DID FOR YOU.  HE LOVES YOU AND HE LOVES ALL THOSE LOST KIDS OUT THERE.  DON'T LET THEM DOWN.    

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

"OUR LIFE IS NOT OUR OWN" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-11-15

Our Life Is Not Our Own




Luke 22:49 'When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?'





The Lordship of Jesus is one of the central themes of scripture. It is clear that many times the word 'Lord,' when referring to Jesus, is equivalent to the divine name 'Yahweh' or 'Jehovah.' To acknowledge Jesus as Lord is to acknowledge His deity (Jn. 20:28).

What it means to give Jesus Lordship in our lives, is to recognize His right to rule in our lives, by right of creation (Jn. 1:3) and right of redemption.

'For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's' (1 Cor. 6:20).

One of the most damaging attitudes of our time is the exaltation of self over others. Personal rights have been promoted at the expense of others. This is not good for society and it is certainly not the way God expects His body to operate.

As Christians, we need to develop a continual awareness that our lives are not our own. We do not have the liberty to do as we please. We should present our body as a living sacrifice unto God, recognizing that this is just our reasonable duty to the one who gave His life for us (Rom. 12:1).

The Lordship of Jesus should be the determining factor in every action of a Christian (Rom. 14:7-10). Every thought and action should pass the test, 'Is this what my Lord Jesus wants me to do or think?' If the answer is not a definite 'yes,' then it shouldn't be done. 'Whatsoever is not of faith is sin' (Rom. 14:23).


"ARE YOU A NEW CREATURE?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-11-14

DID YOU KNOW THAT WHEN YOU ACCEPTED JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR YOU BECAME A NEW CREATURE?  WHEN I WAS JUST A NEW CHRISTIAN, IF SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME THAT, I WOULD HAVE TOLD THEM THEY WERE CRAZY.  I WAS STILL OVER WEIGHT, NOT GOOD LOOKING AT ALL AND WHEN I TALKED I STILL SOUNDED LIKE A HILLBILLY FROM TENNESSEE, WHICH I WAS.









 








NOW, AFTER GETTING INTO GOD'S WORD, I FOUND OUT THAT I REALLY AM A NEW CREATURE, IN MY BORN AGAIN SPIRIT.  (2ND CORINTHIANS 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.)  IT MADE A LOT MORE SENSE WHEN I REALIZED THIS.  ALSO, IN ROMANS 12:2 IT SAYS "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."  A LOT OF NEW CHRISTIANS DON'T KNOW MUCH TO BEGIN WITH AND THIS IS WHY THEY NEED OUR HELP.  THEY HAVE TO HAVE TIME TO RENEW THEIR MINDS SO SATAN CAN'T STEEL THE WORD FROM THEM.  WE CAN'T LET THIS HAPPEN.




DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR SPIRIT IS SEALED AND IS RIGHT NOW THE SAME AS IT WILL BE THROUGHOUT ETERNITY.  I WILL GIVE YOU THREE VERSES THAT STATES THIS.  EPHESIANS 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.  EPHESIANS 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.  2ND CORINTHIANS 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.  HOW DOES IT FEEL TO KNOW THAT YOUR SPIRIT IS SEALED?




SO NOW, REJOICE AND THANK JESUS FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR YOU.  TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE A NEW CREATURE.  LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY CAN BE ALSO AND TELL THEM WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO.  YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A PREACHER OR AN EVANGELIST TO TELL THEM OR EVEN LEAD THEM TO ACCEPTING JESUS.  THEY MIGHT NOT LISTEN TO A PREACHER OF AN EVANGELIST BUT THEY JUST MIGHT LISTEN TO YOU.  PLEASE TELL THEM TODAY BECAUSE TOMORROW MIGHT BE TOO LATE.  

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.






"LEARN THE WORD BY DOING IT" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-11-14

Learn The Word By Doing It




Matthew 26:55 'In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.'





The four gospels refer to Jesus teaching 43 times, preaching 19 times, and preaching and teaching in the same verse, six times. This indicates that Jesus spent twice as much time teaching as He did preaching. Teaching is the basic building block for making disciples. Jesus was making disciples, not just converts.

The Greek word for 'disciple' literally means 'a learner,' and indicates 'learning by endeavor' or what we would call 'on-the-job training.' Jesus said in John 8:31, 'If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.' Anyone who meets this criterion is Jesus' disciple.

'Jailhouse religion,' where a person is only sorry he got caught and is trying to get out of a bad situation, will not produce true discipleship. It takes a forsaking of all to be Jesus' disciple. Jesus wants us to 'count the cost.' It is definitely a commitment.

What the Lord has started in you, He will also continue and complete. That is not to say that your success will be automatic; we have to cooperate with what God is wanting to do in our lives. Our faithfulness may always be suspect, but God's faithfulness is never in question. It is always God's will to continue and complete the good work He began in us.


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