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"FEED YOUR SPIRIT" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-01-20
FEED YOUR SPIRIT

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR SPIRIT NEEDS TO BE FED?  IF WE DO NOT KEEP IT FED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, IT WILL BECOME UNPRODUCTIVE JUST LIKE OUR BODIES WILL IF WE DON'T TAKE CARE OF THEM.  IF YOU DON'T KEEP YOUR SPIRIT FED, HOW DO YOU EXPECT TO MINISTER GOD'S WORD WITH CONVICTION. WE MUST BELIEVE WHAT WE ARE TEACHING IS TRUE AND ALWAYS LINES UP WITH GOD'S WORD. 1ST TIMOTHY 8-9, REALLY PUTS THE EMPHASIS ON THE SPIRIT. "For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation."



GET INTO GOD'S WORD AND LEARN ALL YOU CAN.  JESUS TELLS US IN MATTHEW 11:29-30 TO LEARN OF HIM. "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."  DO YOU WANT REST FOR YOUR SOUL? IF SO, DO WHAT HE SAYS, GET INTO YOUR BIBLE AND LEARN ABOUT HIM. HE LOVES YOU. 



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

"HE BECAME LIKE US" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-01-20

He Became Like Us




Luke 2:52, 'And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.'




How could it be that Jesus, who was God (Jn. 1:1; 1 Tim. 3:16), and in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, increased in wisdom? (Col. 2:3)

God is a Spirit (Jn. 4:24). Jesus, as God, had existed as a Spirit forever.

When He came to the earth as Jesus, he was Lord at birth, but that was in His Spirit (Lk. 2:11). His Spirit didn't have to grow or increase in wisdom but His physical body did.

The Lord could have done things differently, but He didn't. Jesus came into this world in His physical body exactly as we did. He had to grow and learn.

He became just like us so that we could become just like Him (2 Cor. 5:21).

This is the great exchange. He became like us so that He could bear all our iniquities and become a mercy high priest for us (Heb. 2:14-18).

Christianity does not produce a changed life but an exchanged life. Christ does not reform us, but He transforms us through His union with us. In the same way that the Eternal Christ could come and inhabit the body of an infant and still retain all His deity, He now inhabits our bodies through the new birth in all His glory and power. Like Jesus, grow in your wisdom and understanding of who you now are in Christ.










KNOW HOW TO TEACH THE WORD OF GOD

 

HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO EXPLAIN THE BIBLE TO A NON-BELIEVER?  DID YOU GET FRUSTRATED BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T SEEM TO KNOW WHAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT AND DIDN'T BELIEVE IT?  WELL, THAT IS NORMAL. THEY CANNOT UNDERSTAND SPIRITUAL THINGS, THEREFORE, CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE. IT SAYS IN 1ST CORINTHIANS 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.












SO, IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS A WASTE OF TIME TO TRY TO EXPLAIN THE BIBLE TO NON-BELIEVERS, BUT THAT DOES NOT STOP US FROM TELLING THEM ABOUT THE LOVE OF JESUS AND WHAT HE DID FOR US ALL.  THE BEST THING TO DO IS LET THEM SEE THAT LOVE OF JESUS IN US AND THE WAY YOU LIVE OUR LIVES. THAT WILL REACH THEM FASTER THAN TRYING TO TELL THEM WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.  

 

BETTER THAN ANYTHING IS TO PRAY THAT  HOLY SPIRIT WILL DRAW THEM TO RECEIVING JESUS.  ONCE THEY GET BORN AGAIN, THE SCRIPTURES WILL BE OPENED UP TO THEM. VERSE 12 OF THAT SAME CHAPTER SAYS THAT WE, PAUL IS SPEAKING TO CHRISTIANS, HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE SPIRIT OF THE WORLD, BUT THE SPIRIT OF GOD THAT WE MIGHT KNOW THE THINGS THAT HE GIVES US FREELY. GOD HAS REVEALED THEM TO US BY HIS SPIRIT.



I KNOW I HAVE SAID THIS BEFORE BUT WE JUST MIGHT BE THE ONLY BIBLE SOME NON-BELIEVERS WILL EVER READ. IF WE LIVE OUR LIVES WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS IN OUR HEARTS, PEOPLE CAN SEE THAT AND CAN UNDERSTAND IT. I BELIEVE MOST PEOPLE WANT THAT KIND OF LOVE AND WILL BE OPEN TO THE THINGS YOU CAN TEACH THEM.  WE ALL NEED TO SHOW THIS LOVE EVER DAY BECAUSE WE NEVER KNOW WHO IS WATCHING.  GOD FORBID THAT WE SHOULD LEAD SOMEONE DOWN THE WRONG PATH. 



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.



"JESUS PREPARED HIMSELF" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-01-19

Jesus Prepared Himself




LUKE 2:46, 'And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.'



LUKE 2:41-51



This is the only scriptural record of Jesus' childhood. Yet there is much that we can learn from this brief account.

At twelve years of age, Jesus' wisdom astounded the men who had spent a lifetime studying the scriptures (v. 47). Remember that Jesus did not have full time access to a copy of the scriptures like we do today. He had to depend on His visits to the synagogue and the direct revelation knowledge from His heavenly Father.

He was also asking these scholars questions (v. 46). This is amazing when you realize that in Him are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge! (Col. 2:3) Although He was God, He inhabited a physical human body that needed to be educated.

He also had a clear understanding at this young age of who His real Father was and exactly why He had come to the world (v. 49). We can only speculate how this must have influenced His childhood.

So we see that Jesus knew His call and purpose even in His early childhood. However, there is no record of miracles or ministry on His part until after His baptism by John at the age of thirty. Preparing a body for God Almighty to manifest Himself through was no small task. Praise God for His great love that caused Him to sacrifice everything for us.


DO YOU BELIEVE THE WHOLE BIBLE?

 

I KNOW I WRITE A LOT ABOUT HEALING BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT.  IT IS THERE FOR ALL OF US BUT ALL OF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THE WHOLE BIBLE.  ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SOME THAT SAY YOU DO, I WONDER.  







IN ROMANS 5:11, PAUL SAYS "And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement."  THE WORD "ATONEMENT" USED HERE, ACCORDING TO STRONG'S CONCORDANCE, MEANS "EXCHANGE".  


WE EXCHANGED OUR SINS FOR HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS. (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.  (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 EXCHANGE OUR SORROW FOR HIS JOY. (ISAIAH 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.)  


WHY DON'T YOU BELIEVE ALL OF THIS?



IF I SAID TO YOU "YOU ARE NOT BORN AGAIN", YOU WOULD PROBABLY TAKE OFFENCE TO THAT. NOW, IF I ASKED YOU HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE BORN AGAIN, YOU WOULD TELL ME THAT THE BIBLE SAYS IT AND JESUS DIED FOR YOUR SINS.  THIS IS GREAT BUT THAT IS NOT ALL HE DID. HE TOOK THOSE STRIPES ON HIS BODY SO YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO BE SICK.  IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THIS, HE TOOK THOSE STRIPES IN VEIN.  YOU BELIEVE ONLY HALF OF WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR YOU.



NOW GETTING BACK TO MY ORIGINAL QUESTION OF WHY I TALK SO MUCH ABOUT HEALING. FIRST, IT IS BECAUSE I LOVE YOU AND BELIEVE THIS IS WHAT JESUS WOULD WANT ME TO DO. THE OTHER REASON IS THAT I AM PRAYING THAT ONE DAY YOU WILL GET SO TIRE OF BEING SICK THAT YOU WILL FINALLY GET INTO GOD'S WORD AND FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF THAT ALL OF THIS IT TRUE AND YOU ARE HEALED.  YOU WILL FINALLY REALIZE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN TRUSTING THE DOCTOR'S WORDS RATHER THAN THE WORD OF JESUS.  YOU WILL REALIZE HOW WRONG THIS IS AND YOU WILL FINALLY RECEIVE YOUR HEALING.  UNTIL THAT TIME THOUGH, KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOCTOR SAYS AND KEEP TAKING YOUR MEDICINES. I BELIEVE GOD PUT DOCTORS HERE TO KEEP US ALIVE UNTIL WE HAVE FAITH ENOUGH TO BELIEVE HIS WORD.



JUST THINK ABOUT THIS, IF YOU CAN BELIEVE YOU ARE BORN AGAIN, WHY NOT BELIEVE YOU ARE HEALED?  JESUS DID IT ALL AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS HAVE FAITH TO BELIEVE IT. WON'T YOU HAVE THAT FAITH TO BELIEVE?



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.





"SPIRITUAL WARFARE" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-01-18

Spiritual Warfare




MATTHEW 2:16, 'Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.'



MATTHEW 2:16-23



Satan was the real motivator of Herod's actions. Ever since the Lord first prophesied that a man would bruise his head, Satan has been seeking out this 'seed' of the woman (Gen. 3:15).

It appears that Satan is able to perceive when the Lord is making a major move in the earth. In the days of Moses, Satan moved Pharaoh to kill all the male children of the Israelite slaves, and here he motivates Herod to kill all the male children in Bethlehem. No doubt he was seeking to eliminate this 'seed' who was going to bruise his head.

Once again, we see children being slaughtered today. This time it's through abortion. Our youth are also being attacked in unprecedented ways. Is it possible that Satan thinks this is the generation that is to bring in the second return of the Lord? Is he, in desperation, trying to stay off his doom by destroying this generation?

We need to have enough spiritual perception to recognize that just as in the days of Moses and Jesus, this slaughter of the innocent children today is an indication of an even more important struggle in the spiritual realm. We might be the generation that sees the Lord come back. Praise the Lord!


"WAS JESUS POOR?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-01-17
WAS JESUS POOR?  

 

IN LUKE 9:56 IT TALKS ABOUT JESUS NOT HAVING A PLACE TO LAY HIS HEAD.   ( And Jesus said unto him,  Foxes have holes, and birds of the air  havee  nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay  his  head .   JOHN 12:4-6 EVEN SAYS THAT JUDAS WAS A THIEF,  "Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein."  JUDAS WAS TALKING ABOUT WHEN MARY WAS ANOINTING THE FEET OF JESUS.








THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JESUS ACTUALLY HAD A PLACE TO LIVE.  IN JOHN 1 IT TELLS OF TWO DISCIPLES FOLLOWING JESUS AND ASK HIM WHERE HE LIVED.  JESUS SAID FOR THEM TO COME AND SEE AND THEY STAYED WITH HIM THAT NIGHT BECAUSE IT WAS LATE. ONE OF THE TWO WAS ANDREW, PETER'S BROTHER.  WHEN ANDREW LEFT JESUS PLACE HE WENT DIRECTLY TO PETER AND TOLD HIM THAT HE HAD FOUND THE MESSIAH.  THIS WAS IN THE BEGINNING OF JESUS' MINISTRY.


HE LATER BECAME POOR FOR OUR SAKES. IN 2ND CORINTHIANS 8:9 IT TELLS US THIS. "For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich."  SO, IF YOU ARE NOT PROSPERING IT IS YOUR OWN FAULT BECAUSE IT SAYS JESUS BECAME POOR SO WE COULD BE RICH.  HE DOES NOT WANT US POOR BUT JUST REMEMBER WHAT HE DID WITH HIS WEALTH WHEN HE HAD IT.  PRAY THAT YOU CAN BE A VESSEL HE CAN USE, THEN THE WEALTH YOU WILL HAVE WILL BE THE BLESSINGS OF HELPING OTHERS.  I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS VERSE.... MATTHEW 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 


GOD BLESS YOU ALL.






"HEROD'S FOLLY" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-01-17

Herod's Folly




Mt. 2:13, '...for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.'



MATTHEW 2:13-15



Herod had ruled over Judaea for nearly forty-three years at the time of these events. He had the title of King conferred on him by the Roman senate at the recommendation of Antony and Octavius. His accomplishments included the building of the temple in Jerusalem which was one of the most magnificent structures in the world. Most people would have thought that Herod had it 'made'.

However, history reveals that Herod was extremely paranoid. He actually killed his wife and one of his sons because he feared they would take the kingdom from him. All his power and fame couldn't buy him the peace that the angels proclaimed (Lk. 2:8-14). His paranoia led him to kill the innocent children in Bethlehem. His insecurity was evident. He had everything and yet he had nothing.

In contrast, the King that Herod was trying to dispose of came humbly, not exalting Himself. He gained the acclaim of others by serving them, not oppressing them. The scepter of Jesus was righteousness; not tyranny. Jesus gave the ultimate sacrifice; Himself, because of His great love for people.

Today, Herod's only claim to fame is that he was the man who tried in vain to kill the King of Kings. Remember, it is worth nothing if you gain the whole world and lose your own soul (Mt. 16:26). Make today count for God.


"FEED YOUR SPIRIT" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-01-16
FEED YOUR SPIRIT

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR SPIRIT NEEDS TO BE FED?  IF WE DO NOT KEEP IT FED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, IT WILL BECOME UNPRODUCTIVE JUST LIKE OUR BODIES WILL IF WE DON'T TAKE CARE OF THEM.  IF YOU DON'T KEEP YOUR SPIRIT FED, HOW DO YOU EXPECT TO MINISTER GOD'S WORD WITH CONVICTION. WE MUST BELIEVE WHAT WE ARE TEACHING IS TRUE AND ALWAYS LINES UP WITH GOD'S WORD. 1ST TIMOTHY 8-9, REALLY PUTS THE EMPHASIS ON THE SPIRIT. "For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation."



GET INTO GOD'S WORD AND LEARN ALL YOU CAN.  JESUS TELLS US IN MATTHEW 11:29-30 TO LEARN OF HIM. "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."  DO YOU WANT REST FOR YOUR SOUL? IF SO, DO WHAT HE SAYS, GET INTO YOUR BIBLE AND LEARN ABOUT HIM. HE LOVES YOU. 



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

"BELIEVE THE WORD" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-01-16

Believe The Word




Matthew 2:1, 'Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.'



MATTHEW 2:1-12



How could this be? The greatest event in the history of God's dealings with mankind was taking place and the leaders of God's people didn't even know about it. Foreigners who were unfamiliar with the covenants of God perceived what God was doing more than His own chosen people! (Eph. 2:12)

The apparent answer to this is that these Persian wise men were more in tune to the prophecies of scripture than the Jews were. Daniel had been promoted to be the head of all the wise men of Babylon (Dan. 2:48). While in Babylon, Daniel had come through the lions' den victoriously and had no doubt gained the reputation as the greatest wise man of all (Dan. 6).

It was during this time that Daniel wrote the prophecy of Dan. 9:24-27, which pinpointed the time of the Messiah's birth. This no doubt provided the inspiration for these wise men. The star simply served as a sign that the prophesied event had come and directed them towards where the king was born.

The Jews had these same prophecies. They just weren't waiting in anticipation for the birth of the Messiah. The Word of God only profits us if we believe it (Heb. 4:2). Let's not make the same mistake. Mix the truths that you know from God's Word with faith.


 
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