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"OUR DEBTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-02-15
"OUR DEBTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED"  BY ANDREW WOMMACK
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.

"THE POWER OF GOD'S WORD" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-02-14
"THE POWER OF GOD'S WORD" BY DAVID MCMILLEN

DO YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING REALLY EXCEPTIONAL TODAY? GO TO SOMEONE WHO IS SICK AND HEAL THEM.  IF YOU ARE BORN-AGAIN, YOU HAVE THAT POWER.  YOU AND I KNOW THAT IT IS THROUGH JESUS THAT WE GET THIS POWER BUT IF WE WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO USE IT, HE WOULD NOT HAVE TOLD US TO.  JESUS SAYS IN MATTHEW 10:8 TO "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give."  OUR PROBLEM IS NOT THAT WE DON'T THINK JESUS CAN HEAL, WE ARE JUST NOT SURE WE CAN DO IT.  WITH THAT KIND OF THINKING, WE CAN'T.  WE HAVE TO HAVE FAITH TO TRUST IN WHAT HE COMMANDS US TO DO AND THAT IS "TO HEAL THE SICK".  I WON'T EVEN GO INTO RAISING THE DEAD ALTHOUGH HE TELLS US TO DO THAT ALSO.  





WHEN YOU DO PRAY FOR SOMEONE, DON'T EXPECT IT TO HAPPEN IMMEDIATELY.  SOMETIMES IT DOES BUT JESUS SAYS IN MARK 11:24 "What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."  HE DOESN'T SAY YOU MIGHT HAVE THEM, HE SAYS YOU SHALL HAVE THEM.  AND, AFTER YOU PRAY FOR THAT HEALING, DON'T PRAY FOR IT AGAIN.  IF YOU DO, IT SHOWS THAT YOU DIDN'T BELIEVE BECAUSE IF YOU BELIEVED YOU RECEIVED, WHY WOULD YOU PRAY FOR THAT SAME THING AGAIN?  JESUS IS FAITHFUL AND WILL DO WHAT HE SAYS. JUST START THANKING AND PRAISING HIM FOR THAT HEALING.



ONE THING YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THOUGH.  SOME PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO BE HEALED.  THAT MIGHT SOUND CRAZY BUT IT IS TRUE.  SOME PEOPLE LOVE THE ATTENTION THEY GET FROM BEING SICK.  AND, IF THEY DON'T WANT TO BE HEALED, JESUS WILL NOT HEAL THEM BECAUSE HE GAVE THEM A FREE WILL AND HE WILL NOT GO AGAINST THAT.  IF SOMEONE IS NOT HEALED WHEN YOU PRAY FOR THEM,  DON'T GET DISCOURAGED.  YOU HAVE DONE WHAT JESUS TOLD YOU TO DO AND THE REST IS UP TO HIM AND THE PERSON YOU PRAYED FOR.  JUST DO YOUR PART AND  LET HIM TAKE CARE OF THE REST.  



NOW GO OUT TODAY AND SHOW THE POWER OF GOD BY HEALING SOMEONE.  SOMEONE JUST MIGHT BE DEPENDING ON YOU.  DON'T LET THEM DOWN.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.


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


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-02-14
"GOD'S WORD HAS NO LIMITS" BY ANDREW WOMMACK
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.

"DON'T PARTAKE OF EVIL DEEDS" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-02-13
"DON'T PARTAKE OF EVIL DEEDS" BY DAVID MCMILLEN

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN PEOPLE COME TO YOUR DOOR PASSING OUT PAMPHLETS ABOUT THEIR RELIGION?  YOU KNOW WHO I AM TALKING ABOUT.  DO YOU LISTEN TO THEM AND DISCUSS THE SCRIPTURES WITH THEM?  YOU MIGHT THINK THAT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO BUT IT IS NOT.  THERE IS A SCRIPTURE IN THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF THIS MESSAGE THAT WILL EXPLAIN WHY.



NOW LET'S LOOK AT SOME SCRIPTURES ABOUT JESUS.  IT SAYS IN JOHN 1 THAT "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."  WE KNOW THAT JESUS IS THE WORD BECAUSE IN THE 14TH VERSE IT SAYS "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us."  WE KNOW THIS WAS JESUS SO JESUS IS GOD,  THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IT AND ANY RELIGION THAT DOES NOT BELIEVE THIS IS A FALSE RELIGION.  LOOK WHAT IT SAYS IN GALATIANS 1:7-9 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.  PAUL REALLY WANTED TO GET THIS POINT ACROSS BECAUSE HE SAID IT TWICE.


LET'S SEE WHAT THE JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SAY ABOUT JESUS.  I TOOK THE FOLLOWING FROM JW.ORG WHICH IS THEIR WEB SITE.  IT STATES THAT "We take Jesus at his word when he said: “The Father is greater than I am.  "(John 14:28) So we do not worship Jesus, as we do not believe that he is Almighty God."  TO SOME THIS MIGHT NOT SEEM TO BE SUCH A BIG DEAL BUT TO ME, IT GOES AGAINST WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT JESUS.

 

I HAVE HEARD PEOPLE SAY THAT WE SHOULD TRY TO GET THEM BORN AGAIN.  IF THEIR RELIGION DOES NOT BELIEVE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS (HE DIED, WAS BURIED AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD),  HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET THEM TO BELIEVE.  IT WOULD BE LIKE THEM TRYING TO GET YOU TO NOT BELIEVE IN JESUS.  COULD THEY DO THAT?  I DIDN'T THINK SO.




LET'S LOOK AT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT BRINGING THESE PEOPLE INTO OUR HOMES AND TALKING WITH THEM.  IT IS FOUND IN 2ND JOHN 1:10-11 AND YOU SHOULD REMEMBER THIS WHEN THAT KNOCK COMES AT YOUR DOOR.  "If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."  I WOULD TELL THEM TO GET OFF MY PROPERTY AND NEVER COME BACK. THAT IS WHAT I AM GOING TO DO BECAUSE I AM NOT GOING TO BE PARTAKERS OF THEIR EVIL DEEDS.  WHAT ABOUT YOU? 


 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.


"SPIRITUAL FOOD" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-02-13
"SPIRITUAL FOOD" BY ANDREW WOMMACK
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.

"LAY HANDS ON THE SICK" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-02-12
"LAY HANDS ON THE SICK" BY DAVID MCMILLEN

WHEN YOU PRAY FOR SOMEONE TO BE HEALED, DO YOU LAY YOUR HANDS ON THEM?  DID YOU KNOW THIS IS A BIBLE PRINCIPLE AND IS MENTIONED SEVERAL TIMES.  LET'S LOOK AT JUST THREE OF THEM.


JESUS SAYS IN MARK 16:18 "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."



LUKE IS TALKING ABOUT JESUS LAYING HANDS ON THE SICK IN LUKE 4:40 WHERE HE SAYS "Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them."




LUKE IS TELLING ABOUT PAUL LAYING HANDS ON THE SICK IN ACTS 28:8 WHERE HE SAYS "And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him."



STILL NOT SURE WE SHOULD BE DOING THIS?  I SAY, IF IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR JESUS AND PAUL, IT IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME. JUST REMEMBER HOLY SPIRIT LIVES IN US AND THIS IS THE SAME SPIRIT THAT RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD. THAT POWER CAN FLOW THROUGH US AND WILL HEAL.  JESUS TOLD US IN MATTHEW 10:8 TO "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give."  LET GOD USE YOU TO TOUCH SOMEONE TODAY. 


GOD BLESS YOU ALL.


"WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-02-12
"WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT" BY ANDREW WOMMACK
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, 2019-02-11
"GOD LOOKS INSIDE" BY ANDREW WOMMACK
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.

"ANGELS" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-02-11
"ANGELS" BY DAVID MCMILLEN

I ASKED THE QUESTION, IN ONE OF MY MESSAGES, IF YOU BELIEVED IN ANGELS?  WELL, SOME PEOPLE DO AND SOME DON'T BUT THAT DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE WHETHER PEOPLE BELIEVE OR NOT, ANGELS DO EXIST.  IN HEBREWS 1:14, PAUL ANSWERS THE QUESTION WHEN HE STATED "Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?"  WE CHRISTIANS ARE THE HEIRS OF SALVATION SO WE ALL HAVE ANGELS WATCHING OVER US.



DO YOU BELIEVE SATAN BELIEVES IN ANGELS?  HE KNOWS THE SCRIPTURES AND SO HE CERTAINLY KNOWS ABOUT ANGEL.  WITH HIM KNOWING THE BIBLE IS ONE REASON I WRITE SO MUCH ABOUT KNOWING THE WORD.  HE IS A DECEIVER AND WILL DECEIVE YOU THROUGH THE WORD IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL.  HE TRIED TO DO THAT TO JESUS.  NEED PROOF THAT HE KNOWS THE BIBLE?  LOOK WHAT IT SAYS IN MATTHEW 4:6, WHEN SATAN WAS TRYING TO DECEIVE JESUS.  IT SAYS "If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone."  HE WAS QUOTING PSALMS 91:11-12.



GOD USES ANGELS IN MANY WAYS.  WHEN WE TALK ABOUT NEW BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIANS, WE SPEAK OF THEM AS BABIES IN CHRIST. JESUS USES "LITTLE ONES" IN THE SAME WAY AND HE HAS SPECIAL ANGELS TO WATCH OVER THEM.  HE GIVES A WARNING IN MATTHEW 18:10 WHERE HE SAYS "Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven."


WE ALSO HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT SATAN IS NOT OMNIPRESENT, LIKE GOD IS, AND CAN ONLY BE IN ONE PLACE AT A TIME.  HOWEVER, HE HAS HIS ANGELS AND THEY ARE JUST AS DECEPTIVE AS HE IS.  WITH US KNOWING THE WORD OF GOD AND BEING FILLED WITH HOLY SPIRIT WILL GIVE US THE POWER TO KNOW THEM SO WE CAN REBUKE THEM.  THE BIBLE SAYS TO RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM US.  WHEN WE RESIST SATAN, WE ARE ALSO RESISTING HIS ANGELS.



HAVE YOU HAD SOMEONE YOU DIDN'T KNOW DO SOMETHING FOR YOU THAT REALLY NEEDED TO BE DONE.  I KNOW YOU PROBABLY THANKED THEM AND THOUGH WHAT A NICE PERSON THAT WAS. LOOK AT WHAT HEBREWS 13:2 SAYS AND THINK ABOUT THIS THE NEXT TIME THAT HAPPENS.  "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."  COULD THAT HAVE BEEN ONE OF YOUR ANGELS?



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.



"JUSTIFIED.....JUST IF I'D NEVER SINNED" BY DAVID MCMILLEN

THE DICTIONARY DEFINES "JUSTIFIED" AS "To demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid...To declare free of blame; absolve...To free (a human) of the guilt and penalty attached to grievous sin."  I GUESS YOU COULD BE JUSTIFIED IN MANY WAYS BUT HOW DOES THE BIBLE SAY YOU ARE JUSTIFIED? 




FIRST, IT SAYS WE ARE NOT JUSTIFIED BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW, THE LAW BEING THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.  (EXODUS 24:12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.)  NO ONE COULD, OR EVER WILL BE ABLE TO, KEEP ALL OF THE LAW.  (JAMES 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.)   IF YOU ARE TRYING TO GET TO HEAVEN ON YOUR GOOD WORKS, IT IS JUST NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.


SO, HOW ARE WE JUSTIFIED?  HOW ABOUT FAITH IN JESUS?  THAT IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.  (GALATIANS 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.)  FAITH IN JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY.  HE EVEN SAID, HIMSELF,  (JOHN 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.)


IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU HAVE BEEN GOING TO CHURCH ALL YOUR LIFE, PAY YOUR TITHES OR EVEN GIVE MORE THAT YOUR TITHES AND YOU HAVE DONE EVERY GOOD DEED YOU CAN THINK OF, IF YOU HAVE NOT ACCEPTED JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR, YOU ARE LOST.  YOU MIGHT ASK HOW CAN GOD LET THIS HAPPEN?  GOD DIDN'T LET IT HAPPEN...YOU DID.  IF THIS IS YOU, GOD GAVE YOU A CHOICE.  I OFTEN WONDER HOW MUCH MORE PEOPLE WANT FROM GOD?  HE, THE CREATOR OF ALL, CAME TO THIS EARTH AS A BABY, SUFFERED ALL THE REJECTION IN HIS MINISTRY AND THEN WENT TO THE CROSS TO DIE FOR US SO WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO FACE THE WRATH THAT IS TO COME.  I THINK THAT IS ENOUGH, DON'T YOU? 


THE REALLY NEAT THINGS ABOUT SALVATION IS THAT AS MUCH AS JESUS SUFFERED ALL THOSE YEARS, IT ONLY TAKES US A MINUTE TO ACCEPT IT.  DOESN'T SEEM LIKE WE HAVE TO DO ENOUGH, DOES IT?  OUR DOING COMES AFTER WE ACCEPT HIM.  WE NEED TO TELL PEOPLE WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR THEM.  THIS IS THE LEAST WE CAN DO.  WON'T YOU TELL SOMEONE TODAY?


JUSTIFIED, TO ME, MEANS JUST IF I'D NEVER SINNED.  THAT IS THE WAY GOD LOOKS AT US.  HE SEES US THROUGH JESUS AND TO HIM WE ARE PURE.  NOW WE NEED TO STRIVE TO BE AS PURE AS WE CAN.  JUST USE YOUR FAITH AND BELIEVE ALL THE THINGS HE WANTS US TO HAVE.  IF NOTHING ELSE, DO IT TO PLEASE GOD.  REMEMBER HEBREWS 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.  I WANT TO PLEASE HIM....HOW ABOUT YOU?


GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

 
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