Karen Burrows mentioned that the Father looks at your heart. She read out of 1 Peter 1:23, the word of God is incorruptible. Karen read out of John 3:3 and Matthew 7:21. 2 Peter 3:9, all shall come to repentance. If you could get to heaven by your good works then, why would Jesus be sent to the cross? He is the only way to the Father. You come into communion with the Lord Jesus Christ. Karen read out of 2 Corinthians 5:17. Karen talks about true forgiveness. It is when you don’t bring up someone’s past. Philippians 4:7, rejoice in the Lord. R+L-W+P+T is to rejoice add love subtract worry add praise plus thanksgiving believe it and say it.
Pastor Sydney Ropp read out of 1 Peter 5:8. Ephesians 4:27, be angry and sin not. Don’t be concerned with who left the door open. First expose the enemy and get him out and close the door. Then be concerned with how he got in. Do not give the devil an opportunity. Pastor Sydney read from 2 Corinthians 4:4 and 1 John 5.Sin, strife, fear, anger, and pride is what gives the devil access. Being in fear is not submitting to God. You want to resist the enemy. Pastor Sydney read from 1 Peter 5, submit yourselves to the elders. Three main areas the devil tries to get in to attack, health, wealth, and identity. Pastor Sydney read from James 4:7, Revelations 3:7, Luke 10:17, Ephesians 1:19, and Ephesians 6:10. Pastor Sydney encourages us to yield ourselves to the Lord. To put on the whole armor of God.
Pastor Sydney Ropp read from 1 Peter 5, to be watchful. Ephesians 4:26, don’t give the devil an opportunity. John 10:10, the devil has the agenda of stealing from you. God is not in control of everything. We get to choose. Satan is the god of this world, Pastor Sydney read from 2 Corinthians 4:4, John 14:30, Ephesians 2:12. Luke 4:6, Jesus said worship God and God only. Sin is what opens the door that lets the enemy in. In Romans it talks about those in sin fall short of God’s glory. Matthew 24:23. Fear and pride are the two major distractions. Strife opens the door to the devil, James 3:14. Earthly, fleshly or demonic wisdom are the three different types.Don’t get in strife with trying to cast out strife. 1 Timothy 6:4-5, a conceded proud person has craving for arguments and debates. Galatians 5:19, hatred, strife, adultery, and witchcraft. We have to examine ourselves to eliminate the open doors. Not every attack that comes against us is not caused by our sins. God is not the author of sickness. Examine ourselves in the light of the Word not in what the accusers have. It will show you your identity.. Health, wealth, and identity is where the attacks occurs. Examine yourself in the light of the Word. He is looking to get you across and into victory. Submit the authority of God and resist or fight, put on the armor of God, and watch or be alert. Be firm in faith. 1 Peter 5:8, be clear minded. Pride had blinded your heart. Isaiah 22:22, Revelations 3, Revelations 1:17. Keys authority to open a door or to lock the door. Revelations 20:1, the key to they abyss. Pastor Sydney read from Isaiah 14:13 and Luke 10:17. He referenced Matthew 18:16, to have three witnesses. Pastor Sydney read from 1 John 3:8. Matthew 28:18, power means authority. Mark 16:15-17.Believers need to do something about the devil in their lives. Jesus had done all he had done, it is our responsibility to take authority.
Pastor Sydney Ropp read out of 1 Peter 5:8, sober means clear minded and to be alert. Don’t alter your state of mind, it’s your adversary. Pastor Sydney read out of John 10:1-18 and 2 Corinthians 11. 1 Timothy 4:1-2, they are teaching people to depart from faith. Pastor Sydney read from James 4:16, John 14, John 10:17, and John 5:18-19, submission to authority. Jude 20, keep yourselves in the love of God. God is love love and perfect love drives out all fear. Sin gives the devil access to you. Temptation is not sin. It is the putting action to the temptation that is sin. Pastor Sydney read from Romans 14:23, and 2 Corinthians 4:4. He talks about the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the desiring of pride in Genesis 3:2. He read from James 4:7 and 1 Peter 5:8. Worry will dull you. Perfect means that he was complete. Pastor Sydney encourages us to speak the Word and to submit to God. In Ephesians 4:26 it talks about that it is ok to be angry but, do not sin.
Pastor Sydney Ropp read out of Mark 11:12. He mentioned that a tree is easier to get rid of than a mountain would be, it would be difficult. Pastor Sydney read out of Psalms 66:18-20, un-forgiveness. He referenced Deuteronomy 1. Maybe you are doubt or unbelief if you are not getting your prayers answered. Pastor Sydney encourages us to say to the mountain be removed. He read out of 1 John 5:14, how to receive when we speak. Pastor Sydney read from John 14:10, John 15:1, Numbers 14, and Isaiah 14:12. As we abide with Him our desires changes.
Pastor Sydney Ropp read from 1 Corinthians 10. We want to identify unbelief. Unbelief in the great limiter and it will keep you from God’s promises. Unbelief will stop you from many things. Everything is possible to him who believes. There is an unbelief of ignorance. 1 Timothy 1:12, first kind of unbelief. Psalms 78:41 he cure for that is educating. second kind of unbelief is when you know you have unbelief and are taught right but decide to ignore it. Numbers 14:20, the cure for it is obedience. Unbelief is a life and death matter. Temptation is an outside source. I ma from above and you (temptation) is from beneath. God is faithful and will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able. Exodus 14:5, faith is moved by the word of the Lord. Unbelief is negative and is sarcastic. You can’t be negative and be in faith. The promises of God’s word still remain. Unbelief complains and grumbles. Faith give thanks and looks through to the promises of God. Most common area is marriage. Faith puts pressure on the Lord. Faith yields to the word. Pastor Sydney read from Exodus 15:22, Exodus 16:1, and Matthew 13. Unbelief doesn’t trust in the Lord. We aren’t going to rely on our bank accounts. It is wise to lay aside for what you are going to do. Pastor Sydney referenced Numbers 11. We are not moved by what see, 2 Corinthians 4:7. We look at what is unseen which is eternal.
Pastor Sydney Ropp mentioned that the word will make you smarter, just apply the word. Christ in me the hope of glory. Hope is a confident expectation. Pastor Sydney read from Psalm 119:105. If you stay in the word you won’t get into the dark. Pastor Sydney read Psalm 119:30, entrance of your word brings light. The light of the world, we are the light of the world. Christ in you is the hope of glory. Pastor Sydney read II Peter 1:3, to know the father and the son immediately. He has given everything required for life. Pastor Sydney also read out of Genesis 9:1, setting forth the rules of what is to take place. Genesis 9:7, sign of the covenant. God promised He wouldn’t flood the earth gut, there will be capital punishment. Man is authorized to carry out justice. Pastor Sydney read from Romans 13:1 and 1 Peter 2:13, a government is God’s servant for you. Romans 12:9-17, submit to his laws. My rights God gives rights. We become selfish or self centered. He read from Exodus 22:2 and Luke 11:21, His possessions are protected. Nehemiah 4:16, how do we rightly divide. Pastor Sydney read from Matthew 5:38, submit to the government.
Pastor Sydney Ropp read from Psalm 119:10, the blood of Jesus. There is a seeking after and treasuring. The recipe of the supernatural is to go on your behalf. Pastor Sydney read from Luke 11 and Matthew 11, 2 Timothy 15:3, and 2 Timothy 2:15. Pastor Sydney read from Genesis 5, before the law. He also read from Romans 13:1, what rulers are supposed to be like. It’s for good for your benefit. Swords were not meant to spank people, they were meant for killing. God wants the avenger. God will deal with it. You are not to avenge. Pastor Sydney read from 1 Peter 2:13 and Acts 4:18:21, these people are their simple authority. Acts 5:29, we must obey God rather than man. We are not to seek revenge, it is not wrong to want justice being served. Pastor Sydney read from Romans 12:9, it was written as a letter. Be persistent in prayer. In Romans 12:19, friends do not avenge yourselves. Pastor Sydney read from Proverbs 25:21-22., conquer good with evil. Pastor Sydney read from Revelation 6:9-10, the Lord tells them to hold on. Desiring Justice. Don’t seek it on your own.
Apostle Dale Armstrong read from 1 Peter 4:1 and mentioned that your mind is a weapon. Apostle Dale read from Romans 8:1, it reflected the opinion of ow people think of what words mean. Talks about sin nature. We are to walk according to the Spirit. Your mind should be on the will of the Father or you can mind the will of the Father. There is a sin nature in man. It will be sin if you do something contrary to your nature. Identity means a lot. Put your body under, keep your body under. Apostle Dale read from Romans 6:12. Sin reigns in you mortal body. The physical body is not the real you. Apostle Dale referenced 1 Thessalonians 35:22. Apostle Dale read from Mark 7, the true Spirit of man wants righteousness. There was no new birth or guilty conscious. He read from Mark 7:20, Jesus was speaking. Apostle Dale read from Galatians 5:16, the spirit and flesh are contrary. Christian still sin because of their flesh. We need to walk in the Spirit. To get to a place of holiness to fast to get to a place of a break through (get born again). Arm yourself, deliberately choose love.
Pastor Sydney Ropp spoke out of James 1:6, don’t be deceived. Pastor Sydney gave the example of home or renters insurance, they list it as an act of God whenever a catastrophic storm damages property. No that is not the case. Pastor Sydney referenced Romans 10:17. He read from Romans 10:8, a preacher is anyone who opens their mouth and preach the gospel. Pastor Sydney read Isaiah 53:1. Steve Lavenice shared a testimony on how he began attending at Church of the Word International. Pastor Sydney and Jen gave testimony about the births of their children. Pastor Sydney referenced John 14:12, turning point of their lives. Pastor Sydney read out of Mark 11 adnd Psalms 23, hold fast to your confession.
Pastor Sydney Ropp referenced John 17. Pastor Sydney read from Ephesians 1:17, when we are speaking in the name of Jesus it is on His behalf. When using His name, it is to continue the work He started on the Earth. Pastor Sydney read out of James 4:6 and Acts 3:1. Peter is setting precedence the authority of Jesus’ name has not gotten any weaker. Acts 3:1, Hew was carried there and begged people going out of the temple. Faith in His name has made this man strong. Season of refreshing. They heard the word of God. There is salvation in no one else. Pastor Sydney read from Revelation 12:7, bringing about what God said about the situation.
Pastor Jay Stoltzfus talked about the faith in the blood of Jesus. Pastor Jay mentioned that we can increase in faith and read out of Romans 3:21. Have faith in His blood. We are born into this world under that nature of sin but, when we get born again we have to get our thinking according to the Word. Pastor Jay read out of 1 Peter 1:2, your mouth is your hyssop today. You can by faith speak the blood over your life. The Holy Spirit can’t go where there is no blood. There is not a thing that the blood doesn’t cover. Pastor Jay read out of Hebrews 10, the law is just a shadow but, we are not pursuing it. We are to pursue God. We need to get to where we are God conscious. Sacrifice happened once. Sanctify means set apart. You condemn yourself with your own mouth. God wants relationship. Combat your thoughts, you are going to live past your feelings. Your focus should be the identity in Him. You start meditating on God it will clean you up. The blood of Jesus is what will get you out of it. God is on your side because the blood has been applied.
Pastor Sydney Ropp mentioned that we are not going to define truth by our circumstance and our. Pastor Sydney referenced Psalms 119:162. What are you believing? Are you letting the bible shape your beliefs? 2 Timothy 3:16, teaching, rebuking, correction, and training. Teaching tells you the road to walk on. Rebuking tells you that you have gotten off the road. Correction tells you how to get back on the road. Training tells you how to stay on the road. Exodus 21:22-23, accidental injury and is not intentional. Pastor Sydney read from Luke 1:34-39 and Exodus 20:19. Romans 13:9 had been referenced. 2 Samuel 1, message about Saw being killed. Assistant suicide is another way of murdering someone. Genesis 9:5-6, God demands justice. Romans 1, talking about capital punishment. Government authority is instituted by God. Hosea 4:19, Acts 4:19, God has set government to punish the evil doers. Personal vengeance and God’s justice are two different things.
Pastor Sydney Ropp read from Joshua 1:8 and 2 Kings 22:8. A heart that is quick to change or repent. Demonstrate and allowing the word to shake them. Pastor Sydney read from Isaiah 66:2. It is important to know why you believe what you believe. Where is the scripture that lines up with what you believe? Pastor Sydney mentioned that about how he was brought up Mennonite and saw what the word said about wearing head coverings and found out that he was wrong. He mentioned that he loved truth more than trying to fit in. We need the whole counsel of God. We are quick to answer to something we are confident in. Pastor Sydney read from 2 Timothy 2:15. Rightly divided the word of truth. Giving the true word in the right way. Don’t just take one scripture, look at many scriptures and build on that. Focus on the important things. Don’t give importance to the smaller things. Pastor Sydney referenced Ephesians 5 and Matthew 19. Pastor Sydney read from 1 Timothy 1:9, any kind of sexual sin is included. These sins are all wrong. Pastor Sydney talked about 1 Corinthians 6:9, Romans 1:21, and Leviticus 18:22.
Apostle Dale Armstrong read from Galatians 6:7, asking the Lord quite humbly where you are deceived at. Everything has significance. Actions are seeds. Some who are deserving and some who are not deserving. Those who are, they are of the household of faith. Moral courage to choose. Apostle Dale read from Psalms 149:5. We fail to believe the book of Romans. If it wasn’t for the grace of God. His grace covers us. Ezekiel 22:30, why we intercede. There is a role of God’s church to be the sector. If the church will stand and say what is right. Judgment is a good thing. An absence of judgment brings lawlessness and sin. If we don’t have courage out on the sidewalks then we don’t have courage in our prayer life. Just as there is a harvest of blessing, there is a harvest of judgment. God honors delegated authority. Apostle Dale read from Proverbs 10:22, Proverbs 11:31, Psalms 9:16, Psalms 58:11, and Jeremiah 5:4. If we forget the judgement of God we would get off course. Intercession, God uses you to stand in between. The way of the Lord, you need to see it. The way of the Lord comes before the great judgement of God. Learn about the way of the Lord, Psalms 9:16.
Apostle Dale Armstrong read out of Proverbs 26, sowing and reaping. As the bird by wonders swallowed by flying. In determinate. If you don’t watch them you don’t see the details. So the curse causeless it shall not come. “In the supernatural sphere there is a law of cause and effect”. That law you can cooperate with it. I am not saying you can manipulate it or control it. You can cooperate with it because it is God’s law. Electricity when it is controlled it is a blessing. When it is not controlled it is a curse. The wages of sin is death and most of us don’t believe we should have those wages. Ig your view of sin is weak than you view of grace will be weaker still. When you understand the terror of sin than you will understand the greatness of God’s grace and mercy. Galatians 6:7, I want to live in His grace. Don’t be deceived. Where the tree falls that is where it ends. God is not mocked. No matter how many good thing you do you cannot be saved. There is a life of salvation , a fullness of life. If you sow the flesh you going to reap corruption. If you reap to the Spirit you will reap life. 1) The words that you are the words that you sow. Psalms 34, keep your tongue from speaking evil. 2) Look for opportunities to give because you begin to create momentum that would push you further in the right direction. 3) Actions, taking the step in helping someone. Be sensitive to the atmosphere. We need to recognize that life has consequences. Matthew 6, you give and you give the right way then you would get a reward from the Father. God blesses now. Galatians 6:9, keep giving. You want to sow to the Spirit!