Year ‘2022’

Word of the Lord to CWI for 2022

Saturday January 1, 2022
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Believe God for the miracle. Believe Him for the fullness. Those who fear Him will lack nothing.

Isaiah 40:1-31
Psalms 27:13-14
Psalms 34:1-10, vs.19
Hebrews 11:1
2 Corinthians 4:16-18, vs.8
2 Corinthians 5:7
Deuteronomy 8:6-18 (tithe message)
Deuteronomy 26:9-10 (tithe message)

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Expect Miracles- part 1

Saturday January 8, 2022
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The Word came first. Don’t focus on what is not seen. Our spiritual eyes need to be open. Desperation, find the word of God concerning this situation, speak the Word of God and release your faith. Faith begins where the Will of God is. Key to miracles, do whatever He says.

Mark 16:9-16
Luke 10:17-19
John 20:24-31
John 21:25
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Luke 18:1-8
1 John 5:14-15
1 John 5:3-5
Acts 14:9-10

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Don’t Fear The Future

Saturday January 15, 2022
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Come up hither. We have to set our minds on the things above and look at the things that cannot be seen. Jesus is still on the throne. It’s the question as to who you praise will refine you. Count it all joy. Your praise changes you.

Revelations 4:1-2
Hebrews 13:5-6
Genesis 22:1-2
John 6:5-610
Proverbs 27:21
Psalms 22:3
Psalms 100:1
Psalms 8:1-2
Proverbs 3:9-10 (tithe message)
Isaiah 29:13 (tithe message)

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Expect Miracles – part 2

Saturday January 22, 2022
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Expect Miracles: The Rock, Part 2

Doug and Kirsten Ruhl testified of their thankfulness for blessings of the church while they have been going through ministry school. Pastor Syd shared of the multiple miracles from his birthday blessing. Isaiah 51 tells us to look expectantly to the Rock from which you were cut. Jesus Christ is the Rock. Jesus and we are the living stones (1 Peter 2:4-7). Honor comes to those who believe in Jesus, and they will never be put to shame. This is the year of miracles, and it starts in the house of the Lord with honoring Him. (Jesus as the stone: Isaiah 28:16; Romans 9:33) Pastor Syd presented an analogy of his trying to split resistant logs with the persistence sometimes needed for miracles to happen suddenly. Do not question why your faith did not work, but study the times it did work. His Word will accomplish what it was sent to do. Luke 6:46 tells us to come, hear, and act. King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream showed that a rock struck the statue’s feet. The rock became a mountain. The Lord will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. Jesus told His disciples to tell the people that His kingdom is at hand. Luke 6:48 relates about the man who dug deep into the rock with effort to build an unshakable house. Pastor Syd told of digging a trench in shifting soil. Concerning the trench, the Lord did a miracle of his behalf. God delights in us. David declared God as his rock, fortress, and stronghold in Psalm 18. This was after his sins. He cried to the Lord for help. It was prophetic of Jesus. Look for the spirit working in people, rather than the person. The Lord lives. Blessed be my rock. We are anointed, and He is faithful to His anointed. He is my rock and salvation (Psalm 62). Make declarations of who God is and pray and sing in the middle of persecution.

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Expect Miracles – part 3

Saturday January 29, 2022
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Trust in the Lord, and do what is good (Psalm 37:3-7). Dwell in the land and live securely. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires. Commit your ways to Him. What are you looking at? What brings you joy? Have faith in God (Mark 11:12-14, 20-26). Jesus lived by faith and laid aside His divine nature. He was tempted. He took on our sin nature, and was baptized by the Holy Spirit. Unforgiveness causes the Father to not hear us. Forgive others, then release them and pray for them. Romans says the goodness of the Lord brings people to repentance. Jesus spoke directly to the problem and spoke the desire result. He cursed the tree. He taught His disciples that nature listens to you. Have the faith of God. Speak to the mountain, and your faith will work for you. A rich Assyrian leper named Naaman was told to dip in the Jordan River by an Israeli prophet. Naaman tried to buy favor with his good works and money, but it was not until he humbled himself and acted in faith that he received his healing. STOP DISQUALFIYING YOURSELF! You have to speak God’s Word to the mountain. Do not say what you have. Your words will wait to ambush you. The tongue is like a bridle or a rudder. Put them to work for you. They turn the situation around slowly. Speak specifically the end result (Isaiah 53:4, 5; Psalm 103:3, 4; Isaiah 26:3). Believe. Have endurance and receive. Faith comes by hearing.

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The Beatitudes

Saturday February 5, 2022
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Jesus was a teacher, preacher, and healer. He kept on teaching the blessings that are in Matthew 5:1-12. He repeated these blessings, and He brought people into the blessings. You can identify with the people described in this passage. There is a progression of one blessing into another. The poor in spirit mourn for their sin, and as a result they are marked by meekness, so they hunger and thirst unto righteousness and are filled, and having received such mercy became merciful themselves. He starts in the kingdom of heaven and ends up inheriting the earth.

(Matthew 5:1) Jesus sat when He was teaching, which was a declaration that He was the Messiah. In Genesis 26:3-4 God said He would bless Abraham. Isaac sowed in famine and reaped one hundred fold, and the LORD blessed him. Paul preached the Christ would bring a blessing. “Blessed” is contrary to the word, “happy.” The root of happiness is “chance.” Happiness is fickle. Joy and blessings are here to stay. No man can take them from you. Blessed is a self-contained position put upon you. It is a victorious-consciousness. Say, “I am blessed of God.” Matthew 5 belongs to you. Poverty in spirit creates a detachment from things. No matter what you have, you need God. You live in the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn means mourning over a death. The second beatitude is an attachment to people.

In Matthew 6 Jesus was trying to get Philip to see that Jesus Christ was his source. He wanted him to think kingdom thoughts, to think in the supernatural. James 2:5 …”Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?” If you cannot give something away, you are tied to the flesh. Look to the supernatural where God has already blessed you. Get over into the kingdom of heaven, where all things are possible because you are doing it for God’s sake. In the beginning of Acts, they were united and did not own anything because it belonged to the Lord. It is about your heart. You can claim the hundredfold because you forsake your will. Know you are blessed.

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Think The Way God Thinks

Saturday February 12, 2022
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1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world— our faith. We are not to be troubled, because we are part of an unshakable kingdom.  We were born to take faith and shake the world. Our faith overcomes the world. We are not to be conformed to this world or its way of thinking, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds by the Word (Romans 12:2).  We are to think the way God thinks. A tribe of long-living people believes that the older you get, the better you get. God is taking us to a higher place, if we can reset our default setting to a transformed mind. Declare: My faith is in the Word. God will provide all my needs.

Deuteronomy 8:18 tells us that it is He who give us the power to get wealth. Mark 6:35-44 tells about Jesus feeding the five thousand. He wants to involve all His disciples in His miracles. Mark 6:45-52 says that His disciples did not understand about the loaves, because their hearts were hardened. They forgot they had faith and authority in the storm. God wants us to participate in miracles and the supernatural. He has also given us the keys to the kingdom that He expects us to use: binding and loosing on earth and heaven. He created man to have dominion over the whole earth and every living thing. The new man named Jesus, has the name above every other name. He has given us all authority over every work of the enemy. He made us to rule and reign. [He gave an altar call for those who feel like they are dragging their feet to do what God has told them to do; to those who feel like something is holding them back; and to those who want more, but they do not know how to get there.]

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Grow Up In The Lord

Saturday February 19, 2022
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1 Peter 1:13-23; 2 Peter 1:2-14; Colossians 2:6-7 Walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith. God is looking for growth. He sets members in the body (1 Corinthians 12:18). Psalm 92:12-15. We are God’s currency in His kingdom. Glory in that He knows and understands you (Jeremiah 9:23-24). Know who God is. His motive is love, and He is a giver. Who is God to me? Fight to know the Savior. Be renewed in the spirit of your mind. Put on the new man (Ephesians 4:20-25). There is a difference between faith and presumption. Put faith in the living Word. Faith produces joy. Joy is not based on circumstances. The Bible characters overcame by faith (Hebrews 11). Abraham was not weak in faith. Giving glory to God strengthens us in faith. Thank Him and give Him glory. The joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). Offer the sacrifice of praise to God (Hebrews 13:12-13). Act on the Word! Blessed is the man who endures temptation (James 1:12). God does not tempt. Man is drawn away by his own desires. When desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and sin brings forth death. Do not be deceived. Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father through obedience. Karen Burrows gave an example of how we are tempted by the enemy in the flesh. Submitting to God increases you and gives you freedom. We build on the foundation of Jesus with gold, silver, and gems. The fire will test each one’s work. Examine yourself. God wants you to operate in His Spirit. (1 Timothy 6:12; Ephesians 6:10; 2 Timothy 1:7; Philippians 3:7-14) Ephesians 2:7 in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

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Expect Miracles – part 4

Saturday February 26, 2022
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Listen to this miracle-packed sermon on “Expect Miracles”.  A young lady testified of the change in her life as a result of Pastor Syd’s and Paul Burkholder’s victorious ministry to her boss who had a 2% chance of living because of cancer. We are seated in the heavens with authority (Ephesians 1:20-2:7). Jesus said for His disciples to believe in His works because they were of His Father and that we would do greater works than He did (John 14:8-14). The many good works that Jesus did were the miracles (John 10:31-38). He said that signs, miracles, would accompany those who believe: casting out demons, speaking in new tongues, not being harmed by snakes (demons) or drink, and laying hands on the sick and their recovery Mark 16:15-20). Elijah proclaimed that there would be no rain for years at his command. He had to obey and be at a certain place in order for God to miraculously feed and water him (1 Kings 17:1-18:41). He was miraculously taken care of by ravens while staying beside a brook and then by a widow and her son. He performed a miracle of raising her son from the dead. He performed another huge miracle of bringing down fire on a water drenched altar, and the subsequent downpour of rain. James 5:13-18 tells the individual to pray and call for the elders to pray and anoint with oil. In Acts 4:23, after Peter and John were threatened, they prayed for boldness to go to the nations. We are told to do miraculous works that affect individuals, groups, and nations (Psalm 2:1-12). Take a hold of nation-changing prayer. Pray for Ukraine and Russia and the nations. There must be a move, an awakening, of God. Pray for our nation.

Pastor Syd relates the miracles of his climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, and his cousin’s miraculous overcoming COVID and a ruptured disc on the trip.

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The Holy Spirit Within & The Holy Spirit Upon

Saturday March 5, 2022
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Who is the Holy Spirit? He is the Counselor and Comforter, God’s Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Life, the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of Adoption, and the Spirit of Faith. What is His role in the believer’s life? He is the Advocate and Counselor to help you forever. He is our Companion. He guides us into all truth, tells us of things yet to come, and reminds us of things God has said. He glorifies Jesus. (John 14:16, 26; John 16:13-14) The Holy Spirit convicts unbelievers of sin and sanctifies Gentiles. What does the Holy Spirit do on you (being baptized in the Holy Spirit, being filled with the Holy Spirit)? He empowers you to minister to others. (John 20:1-11; Luke 24:36-49) The disciples were born again in John 20:22. They got the Holy Spirit on them in Acts 1:4-8. Over and over the Bible records that the Holy Spirit came on the disciples and believers (Acts 2:14-21, 28; Acts 4:29-30; Acts 6:8; Acts 8:4-13-16; Acts 9:17; Acts 10:34-44; Acts 19:1-60). Signs that follow the Holy Spirit’s coming on a person are that they prophesy, and they speak in tongues. There are two kinds of tongues: 1) tongues unto the Lord that is a prayer language between man and God, and 2) tongues which are messages to man, which need interpretation. The prayer language edifies the person (Jude 20) and bypasses the devil and ourselves. Praying in tongues can be followed by praying in English as He reveals mysteries and truth. (1 Corinthians 2:1-14; 14:1-14) You need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit, being filled often. [A word in tongues and interpretation was given, encouraging the congregation to pray in the Spirit, especially in these last days.]

[Apostle Dale Armstrong shared about the Ukraine and the importance of our prayers for the people.]

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Expect Miracles – part 6

Saturday March 12, 2022
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Pastor Syd tells how the filling of the Holy Spirit is manifested. There is a need to release and yield to the Holy Spirit for the person to pray in tongues. He shared how and when to share a word or tongue in the church service. Jesus’ disciples could not cast out the demon in the boy with seizures (Mark 9:14-26, Luke 9:1-2, 37-42, 10:17, and Matthew 17:19-21). Addressing why the disciples’ ministering did not work, Jesus said that it was because of their unbelief or little faith. Faith is measurable. There is no, weak, shipwrecked, little, great, sincere, growing, increasing, strong, Spirit of faith, full of faith, perfect, mature, and overcoming faith. Pastor Syd shared of his experience of shipwrecked faith. Faith is spiritual and of the heart and gives life (John 6:63). Unbelief comes out by the Word of God, prayer, and fasting (Matthew 17:21). It is your exercising authority and power. Do all have faith? No (2 Thessalonians 3:1-2). Examine yourself. All have been given faith, but not all walk in faith. You cannot pray and fast a demon out, but you can get rid of unbelief that way. Praying and fasting do not give you authority and power. Jesus was tempted, but He overcame because He had a strong intimate relationship with the Father (Luke 4). We need that kind of relationship with God in order to be led by His Spirit. He was anointed by the Holy Spirit and power while doing what the LORD had told Him to do. Why could the disciples not cast out the demon? It was because of their unbelief, their being full of themselves, and their having fear. Spending time with God and moving in love drive out condemnation and fear. Draw near to Him.

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Expect Miracles – part 7

Saturday March 19, 2022
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In Judges 6, the Midianites had cleaned out the land of the Israelites yearly. Gideon was hiding while threshing when an Angel of the Lord declared him to be a mighty warrior, the Lord is with you, and to go in the strength you have. Faith without works is dead. God will be with you. Jesus is the revealed will of God on the earth. The Holy Spirit is not enough for a miracle. You must be a believer, and you need the power of God. God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power. Jesus never took credit for His miracles; God was with Him. God is with us always. The power followed the telling of the Good News. Be bold. Let God show that He is with you to proclaim and to liberate. The miracles testify. Are you giving the Lord opportunities for miracles? The one who believes in Jesus will do greater works than He did. Jesus said that what was impossible with man was possible with God (Mark 10:27). God does not change (Malachi 3:6). What limits God? They provoked God, tempting Him (Psalm 78). They limited God. They did not remember the mighty deeds the Lord did for them. They had unbelief (Mark 6). The cure for unbelief is prayer and fasting and drawing near to the Father. Hebrews 11:6. Treat your relationship with the Lord as valuable. Remain in Him. Delight in Him (Psalm 37:4). Seek the Lord (Psalm 34:10). Other Scriptures: Psalm 22; 111:1-2; 109:30; 105; 145. Time was given for individuals to share their testimonies, followed by a time of ministry.

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John 17 (Jesus Prayer)

Saturday March 26, 2022
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John 17:1-5 is Jesus’ prayer to His Father. In 17:3 He prayed that we may know the Father and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life. Eternal life Scriptures: John 3:16; 3:36; 5:24; 6:47; 10:27-29; 11:25-26. His followers were willing to give their lives. Base your faith on the Word of God, not on experiences. Jesus’ second prayer was that we may be one as He and the Father are one (John 17:11). We were crucified with Christ. John 16:7, 13-15; Romans 8:11; Galatians 5:16; Philippians 3:10-14; Titus 2:11-15; 3:3-7. Jesus is praying that you be in the world, but not of it. The third prayer is in John 17:13- that we may have Jesus’ joy. Nehemiah 8:10; Hebrews 12:1-3; Psalm 16:11; John 14:23; John 15:11-12; Philippians 2:1-2, 16-17. His fourth prayer, in John 17:13 was that God should keep us from the evil one. John 10:10; Matthew 6:13; Luke 10:19-20; Jude 16-21. His fifth prayer was that God would sanctify us by His truth (John 17:17). 2 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 19:13; John 14:6; John 4:23-24. Are you willing to give your life for the truth? What are the signs of the end of the age? Take heed not to be deceived. Stay in the truth of the Word, and be accountable to each other. The sixth prayer is oneness in John 17:21-23. The seventh prayer is that we would be with Him, and that we might behold Jesus’ glory. Jesus wants to share His glory. Romans 5:1-2, 8:16-24; Philippians 3:20-21; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 4:16; 5:17. Look to Jesus, and you will become like Him, glory to glory. The final prayer is that the love with which God loved Jesus may be in us, and Jesus in us. Love casts out all fear. Give others the Word of God. They need the fruit of the Spirit. Love is the doctrinal knowledge of truth. Jesus never compromised truth for love. Agree with Jesus’ prayers in John 17, and you can have them, 100% guaranteed.

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Expect Miracles – part 8 – What Was the Result of Miracles

Saturday April 2, 2022
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To expect is to believe with faith. When God gives you a Rhema word, you can expect it to be fulfilled. Mark 10:27 refers to things being impossible for someone trusting in wealth, but with God all things are possible. It is impossible for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Jesus was looking intently at His disciples, because He was giving them something deep. You can limit God by not remembering His power (Psalm 78). Psalm 105:1-2 says that we are to proclaim His deeds among the people, and tell of His wondrous works.

[Individuals shared their testimonies.] In Mark 2:1-12 Jesus saw their faith. Your faith can make a difference for someone else. He forgave the paralytic’s sin before He healed him. Sin can short-circuit healing. Condemnation can get in between. Conviction pulls you to the Lord, but condemnation separates you from Him. What was the result of Jesus’ and the disciples’ miracles? They led people to glorify God or led them to salvation. Examples of this are: John 2:1-11; John 2:23; John 3:1-2; John 4:46-54; John 5:36-37; John 10:24-38; John 11:4-45; Acts 5:12-16; Acts 9:32-35, 36-43; Acts 13:1-12; Acts 28:1-10; John 14:1-14; and Matthew 5:14-16. Miracles are so people can see His good works and glorify God and be led to salvation.

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God Loves You More Then You Think

Saturday April 9, 2022
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Four men from the Ten Men Project and Gene English shared of their recent mission trips. God wants to reveal Himself to His people. He wants us to know He loves us. God sees us as precious as Jesus. God is good (Psalm 145:9; 25:8; 119:68; 34:8; 86:5, 15; 100:5; Ex. 34:6; Nahum 1:7; Jeremiah 29:11; Lam. 3:25; Ps. 31:19; Acts 10:38; Romans 5:8; Acts 2). There was ministry in the Holy Spirit.

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Easter Weekend

Saturday April 16, 2022
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Peter loved his life more than Jesus, and Judas loved money more than Jesus. Jesus saw fit to use Peter. Jesus is alive, and it took His resurrection for victory for us. Pastor Syd did a review of the Bible from Genesis to the Acts. God and Jesus (and the Holy Spirit) created the world and human beings in God’s image. He gave dominion over the earth to man. We have all chosen to do the wrong thing, handing the rights over to Satan. Jesus overcame Satan’s temptations (Luke 4). The god of this world has blinded people from believing the gospel (2 Corinthians 4:3-4). Unbelievers become slaves to whatever they yield to. God redeemed man to Himself, first through a covenant with Abraham and then through His giving the law to Moses to show our sin and need for a Savior. Jesus lived under the law, and laid aside His godship by taking our sin on Himself. He paid the debt by dying and being raised from the dead. We are to walk in Jesus (Colossians 2:6-15). The Son of God was revealed to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). His blood is enough because He became sin for us. Jesus disgraced the devil publicly, and we have been spiritually crucified with Christ. His death is counted as my death. (Romans 1:16-17; Colossians 1:13-27) He has rescued us from the domain of darkness, given us redemption and the forgiveness of sin, reconciled us to present us holy, faultless, and blameless. The mystery of Christ is in us, the hope, the confident expectation, of glory. He is now waiting until His enemies are made His footstool (Hebrews 10:10-13). A king is glorified when his enemies are defeated. We have a cloud of witnesses, so let us lay aside the weights, run, and keep our eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:1-2). Jesus is at the right hand of God interceding for us (Romans 8:34). He will complete the good work in us (Philippians 1:6). Pastor Syd played a recording of a testimony of an angelic vision he had that demonstrated Jesus’ blood covering sins. God needs confident, bold believers. Communion was served.

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Are You Lukewarm?

Saturday April 23, 2022
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Pastor Syd preaches a word from the Lord for this time. God [will vomit out] the lukewarm church like Laodicea of Revelation 3:14-21. Ezekiel 37:1-14 is the text. There were three levels of the dry bones coming to life. The dry bones heard the word of the Lord prophesied to them. Ezekiel first prophesied that the bones come together. Then he prophesied to the breath in Ezekiel 37:9. They were a standing army, which symbolizes the body of Christ feeling like they need not to carry out the Great Commission. Finally, he prophesied to open up their graves and put God’s Spirit into them, which is for the Spirit-filled church. To see the power, you have to go out. People have received miracles during the reading of Isaiah 53. We preach, and then signs and wonders follow. People go through a season of revival and then dryness. Draw near to Him, and He will draw near to you. There is both a personal and regional move of the Lord. We are God’s temple, and water represents the Holy Spirit. Ezekiel 47:1-12 portrays walking in the Spirit as a progression from ankle deep, knee deep, waist deep, and finally swimming deep. The trees alongside the river represent the fruit of the Spirit, which does not run out if we remain hooked up to the Source. We drink from the Spirit all day. Pastor Syd called forth the five-fold ministers to take their places. Be willing to go, run, and swim. He prayed a blessing over the children to be a prophesying generation, to release their gifts, and for the older generations to train them.

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Can You Prepared For a Storm?

Saturday April 30, 2022
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Matthew 7:24 is about two foundations, one like a wise man and one a fool. The one like a wise man is the one who hears and does Jesus’ sayings, which is building on the rock. It is not always easy to do the wise thing, but act on what God says, or you will learn from the consequences of the experience. Learn from others in the Bible. A storm is coming. Prepare for it by building on God’s Word- for finances, healing, and your marriage. The Lord told Apostle Dale in 2020 to prepare for war. The storm should not have an effect on you. Matthew 7:26 tells of a fool knowing what to do but not doing it when the storm was coming. Do not fear. Our goal is heaven, so keep your eyes on Jesus. Until you do what God told you to do, you are in disobedience. Apostle Dale told two stories of his obedience in Ukraine, and how he built on the foundation by walking in love, obeying, and doing the gospel. Galatians 6:7 tells us not to be deceived. God wants us to stop the war by winning. Whatever a man sows that shall he also reap. Seedtime and harvest work for or against you. Whatever you sow, sow to the Spirit. You should approach opportunities willingly. (We support the Ukrainian pastors and believers.) People who mock God cannot stand. Learn from the cycle of generations and the principles of God. God’s Word works, so act on it and be wise (Psalm 12:1-6). God assists you when you head in the right direction. Apostle Dale told of a friend who went through five beachheads during WWII. He did what he saw a fellow veteran do by cutting off his heavy backpack during the landing. Get rid of the weights. Crucify the sin in your life. Sometimes it is about what you forsake, not what you get. Live by this: “Somebody’s gonna make it, and it’s gonna be me!”

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Intercessors, Major Change, Harvest Time

Saturday May 7, 2022
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Prophet Bob Hawk shared God’s word to Colorado CWI from 10/14/21, which applies to the Landisville CWI body, too. He prophesied a major shift to the nation, and a major change and rearranging of the church. Harvest time has come. God’s people will become refreshed, renewed, and refocused. Their goal will be to do His purpose. This is preparation for the end-time church (the people). 2 Chronicles 7:14-16 (AMP). My watchmen (intercessors) take their place in the Spirit and spend time with God and stand and keep on standing. Expect the goodness of God. Good things are ahead of you. The things desired will come to pass. Is there a vision in your heart? Today is the day of breakthrough. Listen and obey what the Spirit of faith says. The water (the Word of God) is waiting for you to walk on it. The evidence will appear. What do you see and hear? Confusion is lifted off of you. You are called to take authority over the works of the devil. Prophet Bob then gave a word for Landisville CWI. I see a plow, a large bulldozer, preparing ways into new areas, which is prayer and praise being pushed by the apostolic power of the word of faith for the glory of God. My Spirit will lead you in the way you should go. Romans 8:14. The time has come to align with operations of grace. 2 Timothy 1:9. Many are called but few are chosen. Few choose to obey and do what is required to do in carrying it through. The time to shift our wills to His will is here. There is peace in the presence of God. Ephesians 2:13. Know the peace of the umpire (Holy Spirit) of your life. Walk in the peace of God. Colossians 3:15 (AMP). Praise will bring breakthrough in your lives. We are redeemed, and we are crucified with Christ. Identify your peace. John 14:27 (AMP). Show up, and He will show up. There is an apostolic call to this church. Be called and move. There will be new places to go. Let not your heart be troubled nor be afraid. Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed. The apostolic call is for churches to be raised up. Show up! Push this bulldozer, the apostolic call! There are new places with new faces to be raised up. John 16:33 (AMP). (Prophet Bob spoke words for the congregation.)

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Creating An Atmosphere of His Presence

Saturday May 14, 2022
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Everyone can create an atmosphere that brings in the presence of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:11. How do we do that? We can do it by ministering to the Lord through praise and prayer (Psalm 22:3; 1 Timothy 2:8; Acts 16:9-10, 25). Envy, strife, offenses, and trespasses change the atmosphere for the negative (James 3:16; 1 Peter 3:9). We must believe that we receive our requests when we pray and say them (Mark 11:23). Be intentional and available to praise, worship, and obey the voice of the Holy Spirit. Pray in tongues and meditate on the Word. Keep on growing in the things of God, being faithful, consistent, and serving in His kingdom. Glory in the Lord (1 Corinthians 1:25-31). God will anoint you to do with His ability what you know to do. Default into praise and speak the name of Jesus. Get to know Him (Philippians 3:7-10). He gave us the Holy Spirit and His anointing (John 14:16-17; 1 John 2:20, 27).Take responsibility to hear for yourself from the Holy Spirit, and to pray, to sing psalms, and to call for the elders (James 5:13-14). Take heed to yourself that you are not deceived (John 14:6; 16:13; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12). Pastor Karen shared about the transgender group at Hempfield High School. Romans 1:18-26. Position yourself to do the right thing before it happens. You are an anointed son of God, so worship, be thankful, and glorify the Lord, staying full of God. Luke 19:10. Identity is an issue in the world and the church. Realize you are a son of God, that you are forgiven, and you can please God. Pastor Karen told of the victory she experienced by taking authority and speaking victory when she accidently hit a child. Compound your spirit of praise and DO NOT BE PASSIVE! Ephesians 2:4-6. Jesus needs you to do the work on the earth. We permit our problems by not praying, confessing, and taking authority. Sowing and reaping is the law of the kingdom (Galatians 6:7). You cast out demons; you do not pray about them (Mark 16:17). Abide in the vine and be fruitful. The fruit of the Holy Spirit is internal. It develops character to match the operation of the gifts of the Spirit. John 4:14; Proverbs 4:23; John 15:1-17; 1 Kings 17:1. Walk with the Lord in a greater way. Pray in the Holy Spirit. Let the Lord reveal what is in your heart. She urged us to listen to Do You Pray in Tongues for an Hour? by Dave Robeson on YouTube.

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Are You Prepared?

Saturday May 21, 2022
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“Preppers” are people who prepare for something bad that is to happen. Have you prepared for end times? Hard times will come in the last days (2 Timothy 3:1-5).

 

Why do people prepare? They prepare out of fear, or because they see danger coming. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Prepping in the natural has definite limitations. Our prepping needs to be in the spiritual, seeing God as our Source. Proverbs 11:23-28. No amount of prepping can save you from disaster. Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind, or your savings account, etc. Have confidence in the Lord, do not worry or fear, and remain fruitful (Jeremiah 17:5-8). God loves us. Rise up and stand strong (Psalm 20:7-9). Isaiah 61:3; 58:9. How do you properly prepare? The Spirit of the Lord will tell you.

 

Samson and Daniel would approach killing a lion differently. Isaac and Joseph handled famine differently. We are the righteousness of God and have a better covenant than these men, so God will protect and provide for us. Psalm 1. Step one is to delight in the Lord. Step two is to declare His lordship. Step three is to trust in Him. Step four is to not fear. Trust that God loves you.

 

Pastor Syd told of a time in Colorado when the Lord warned him to be careful where he stood, or he would be crushed. Praise God, he listened, and it saved his life. Fear is optional. Resist it. When we are afraid, we will trust in God (Psalm 56:1-13). Trust in the Lord, live in the land securely, take delight in the Lord, be humble, and be gracious and giving (Psalm 37:1-40). No created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God. You can lie down and sleep, because God makes us live in safety (Psalm 4:8). When the Word says that He has made us more than conquerors, it means that we have to take ground back from the enemy. Remember: Nothing shall harm you.

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Double Blessing

Saturday May 28, 2022
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Jesus said that it was better than He go away (John 15:26; 16:7). He would empower us two ways. One way was within us through salvation, and the second way was on us, to empower us to be witnesses and to make us a blessing to others. There is a top-line, working in you and a bottom-line, working on you to make you a blessing. Because of Abraham in Genesis 12, God said that all families on earth will be blessed. Hebrews 6:14 gives us the double blessing. Salvation, the top-line, must happen first. The second work is of the Holy Spirit, rivers for healing (John 4:13-14; 7:38). 1 Corinthians 6:19; John 20:14-17. Jesus reconciled Himself to the whole world. Hebrews 9:24. He did not let Mary hug Him after He was raised from the dead, because He had not yet gone to the Father, but afterward He told Thomas to touch Him (John 20:19-23). His disciples were the first ones to be saved. It is a privilege to share the gospel to others. The bottom-line is to receive the Holy Spirit. The disciples had to wait for His empowerment (Acts 1:4-5,8; 2:1-4). After they were saved and filled with the Holy Spirit, they saw miracles and mighty works, but they stayed in the area, witnessing to the Jews. It was Paul (Acts 8:1; Acts 9) who ministered to the Gentiles. Can the work of the Holy Spirit make a difference? Dr. Wilson, a French missionary, prayed to give his body to the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:1-2), saying that God owned him, and he became evangelistically fruitful. Holy Spirit changed the disciples: Acts 4:33; 1 Corinthians 2:4-5. We have a connection with heaven through the Holy Spirit. Get your eyes on what has been given to you. Step into more. His power is in us and on us. We are well equipped to do His work. Larry Mills shared about his ministry of preaching, translating books. He also runs a coffeehouse there.

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What Is Grace?

Saturday June 11, 2022
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(When you serve the Lord by serving others, expect to be watered back by the Lord and His people.) The word “grace” (favor, thanks) appears 156 times in the New Covenant. Do we understand it? What is grace? The dictionary says that it is unmerited favor. We incorrectly use grace and mercy interchangeably. Pastor demonstrated the grace of God using a bright flashlight. It enables you to see things, if you turn it on. You have to receive grace to use it. Shining the flashlight in your eyes is like misapplying grace. Grace makes things easier. Grace is available, even if you are not using it. Grace and favor are interchangeable. It is God’s ability, support, wisdom, helping you, empowerment to you, presence, and it is God doing for you what you could not do for yourself or your own. The charisma gifts, the five-fold ministries, and serving are called graces. It is the New Testament word that describes the fullness of the New Covenant that dwells in Christ and is available for mankind. Grace never allows God to overlook or put up with our sin. Grace does not make a situation acceptable. Jesus grew in wisdom and grace (Luke 2:40, 52). He walked as a man. He did not need mercy. Grace is the ability to not sin, but to walk supernaturally. Mercy is not getting what you deserve. Peter’s walking on the water was God’s grace. It brings you the victory (1 Corinthians 15:57; 2 Corinthians 2:14). You can grow in grace. Jesus needed God to open His ear, and so do we (Isaiah 50:4-6). We have received grace from Jesus’ fullness (John 1:14-17). The apostles witnessed with great power and great grace on them all (Acts 4:33). We have to step out to use His grace. Imagine you have great grace. Abide in grace in faith (Romans 5:1-2, 17). There is an overflow of grace. Grace with a right standing with God empowers you to reign in life. How do you receive more grace? God gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). 1) Humble yourself before the Lord. 2) Ask Him for help. Approach the throne of grace, so you receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16). Pastor led us in a prayer to receive more grace. Tongues, be loosed. Increase our boldness, hearing, and seeing. Thank God for the increase of grace to all parts of the ministry. Release words of encouragement by giving grace to one another.

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Romans – part 1

Saturday June 25, 2022
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Paul wrote the letter to the Romans on his third missionary trip. He was on
his way to Jerusalem and wanted to be there by Pentecost. It addresses the
Jewish and Gentile believers, first telling the guilt of the Jews and then the
Gentiles and finally, of everyone. He preached the gospel to believers. He
told them to tell the good news. God communicates with our spirits. We are
spirit beings having a soul (the mind, will, emotions) and living in a body. (1
Thessalonians 5:23; 2:18) Paul wanted to impart something to the Romans
in person. The theme of Romans is found in 1:16-17. The gospel is the
power of God to salvation for everyone who believes. He states that the just
shall live by faith. What God said by faith gives us faith. God's wrath is
against ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth. No
one has an excuse to not believe in God as evidenced in His creation.
Romans 1:24-25 is about exalting science and dulling a person's spirit.
Verses 26-27 is about pride, which is Satan's main attribute. There are
different consequences of sin. You can repent of sin, but there are sins unto
death, and there are sins you cannot undo. The wages of sin are death.
Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of homosexuality and
because they did not show mercy to the poor. Chapter two addresses
judging others and practicing what you preach. Circumcision is of the heart
and is covenant. Chapter three tells us that all have sinned. The law shows
your sin and your need for the Lord, but it cannot save you. The
righteousness of God is through faith in Jesus Christ. We are justified in
Christ. The angels cannot repent. We uphold the law by love.

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Cast Your Cares On The Lord

Saturday July 2, 2022
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How do we cast our cares on the Lord? We pray with all kinds of prayer, such as intercession, agreement, dedication, and petition. Do not worry or get into fear. We need to pray. Cast your cares on the Lord for He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7-9). Satan seeks whom he may devour, but we are the objects of God’s love. Satan roars but don’t be afraid with cares, worries, concerns, and anxieties. Be careful for nothings, but be joyful. In everything by prayer with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God (Philippians 4:6-8). Pray in tongues. Seek first the kingdom of God. You take thought of worry by what you say. You can live a worry-free life. Worry is a sin. You can deal with thoughts by taking them captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 10:4-5). Refuse to agree with what the doctors say. It is our responsibility to go to God’s throne room and ask for help (Hebrews 4:16). Faith is not a parachute. Know the Scriptural promises. The Word is the sword of the Spirit. Worry only magnifies the problem. Be a doer of the Word and not just a hearer (James 1:22). Do not just audit the sermon. Take the tests, and know the answers, the Word. Write down in number order your cares, give them to the Lord, and then throw them away in the wastecan. Give thanks in everything, and be positive with the Word, and you will not be able to explain His peace. Think about the good report (Philippians 4:8-9). Do His Word.

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9 P’s In The Life of Joseph

Sunday July 10, 2022
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Andrew Taylor is the founder of the APT Foundation, and his wife, Anne, is the founder of Door of Hope. He ministers in Indonesia, India, Australia, Fiji, and the South Pacific islands. He preached on the “Nine P’s in the Life of Joseph.” They come from Genesis 37, 39-47. The first one is privilege, as Joseph was the favored son. We are favored by God. The second one: the pit, where God was working out His plan. What pit do you find yourself in today? Third: peddled for pennies, as his brothers sold him for twenty pieces of silver, but God was there. Fourth: Potiphar’s house, where Joseph ran from the temptation of Potiphar’s wife. Your integrity may cause you to be persecuted. At this stage you might be tempted to question God. Fifth: prisoner, when he was locked up. You might question why you were born. Sixth: Preparation, perfection, purifying, and polishing, when Joseph emptied himself. Do you feel you are locked up by controlling people and situations? He was advanced as overseer over the other prisoners. Seventh: promotion and position, when Joseph is put into the second highest position in all Egypt. He was humble and could handle the promotion. Be humble. Stay humble. Eighth: palace, where the greater the preparation, the higher the promotion. Follow God’s plan, God’s way, and God’s time. Ninth: provision, when Joseph was blessed to be a blessing to his friends, family, and foreigners. He sought no revenge, but he loved his brothers. He was like Christ. Walk with grace and humility in the place of blessing. It is all of God, and none of us, so His kingdom can come.

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Romans – part 2

Sunday July 17, 2022
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Pastor Syd teaches on Romans 4. Abraham was justified by faith, not by what he did. Satan’s masterpiece is the Pharisee, the self-righteous one. Abram believed God, therefore God considered him right. It was credited (the right to get something; someone else does something for you in your place; it’s because God is right) to Abram for righteousness, while he was uncircumcised. The time of God’s giving Abram the promise of blessing through a son was about thirteen years before he was circumcised. Abraham was not a Jew. (Genesis 14:18-16:16; Genesis 12:1-3) As Abram came back from liberating Sodom and Gomorrah, he met Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest to the Lord. He said that God blessed Abram, and he gave Melchizedek a tithe of everything, because he was thankful for the victory. This was four hundred years before the law of tithing. Tithing did not change, and it results in His provision, His reward to you. (Malachi; Hebrews 7) Jesus taught New Covenant principles. Abram had a covenant with God (Genesis 15). He had Ishmael when he is eighty-six. In Genesis 17:1-12 when Abram was ninety-nine years old, his name was changed to Abraham, the father of many nations. (Genesis 21 is when Isaac is born.) The promises are by faith and operate by grace (Romans 4:13-25). His Word overcomes the world and gives grace to do what He says. Call things into existence that are not. Say that you can do all things. Hope against hope (confident expectation). Abraham kept his faith, was strengthened, and was fully convinced that what God had promised He was also able to perform. Just like Paul on a ship destined for shipwreck, don’t be afraid. Take courage and believe God. You are credited as right when you believe God.

Pastor Syd explained the reason the Lord told him to get his pilot’s license.

Word Given in CWI service:

You know, My children, when you think of what’s going on in this world, and
most of you don’t even know what the enemy is doing, he is a defeated foe,
and I will have My way, and I will use you, things I have planted in your
hearts. It’s like Pastor Syd, things that he almost buried, but I’m not done.
I’m not done with you.
This church is a church after My own heart. It has been for a long time, and
I’m grooming people. I’m grooming people to do things they never thought
they would do.
Don’t cut Me short. I’m much bigger than you think, and I’ve called you to
do things you never dreamed of doing, or maybe only dreamed of doing.
The anointing power of the Holy Spirit is very real, very real, but you have to
get to know Him. You have to spend time in the Word. You have to spend
time with Me. You have to spend time on your knees, and these times will
take you to your knees. That’s a good place to be, because I honor that. I
honor that.
So as I speak to you in that still, small voice, don’t discount it, even though
you think it’s too big. Don’t discount it. Remember, I’m real. I am God. I
created heaven and earth. I created each of you to be and do and fulfill
great and mighty things in these days.
You’re My hands. You’re My feet. Be willing to do that. Be willing to follow
that still, small voice, because I love you. You’re My children. I’ve called you,
and I will call you for greater and mightier things than you ever dreamed of.
Be faithful. Be faithful. Be givers! As you give, I will give. It’s in the Word,
you know.

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Bond Slave or Love Slave

Saturday July 23, 2022
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Pastor Syd addresses the issue of being a hireling or an heir, a bond slave or
a love slave. Hirelings work for their pay. They trade their time for
something, and when things get risky, they run away. (John 10:11-13) In
service to the Lord, a person serves because they love the Master. Do not
serve the Lord as a business transaction. Bond slaves do not have a choice in
the matter. They serve out of condemnation, fear, and compulsion. Love
slaves choose to be a slave for life because of love. They serve with willing
hearts and are in it for others; good. (Luke 17:7-10) Slaves serve others and
then serve themselves last. Heirs inherit, but start out like slaves when they
are young. As they mature, they turn into love children. Money takes on the
characteristics of the person who holds it. Heirs have an inheritance coming.
They may work for a time, but it belongs to them. God gave His Son (John
3:16). In the Old Testament, a slave had to be freed after six years
(Deuteronomy 15:12-17), but they could choose to become a love slave for
the rest of their lives. Paul introduced himself as a slave (Titus 1:1;
Philippians 1:1; James 1:1; 2 Peter 1:1). John identifies himself as a slave in
Revelation 1:1. Are you a bond slave or a love slave? God owns us. Jesus
bought us back. Jesus made Himself to be a slave (Philippians 2:5). He went
to the cross because He loved the Father. Slavery against your will is fearful.
We receive the Spirit of adoption (Romans 8:15-17). If you serve the Lord
because of getting the blessings, you are a hireling. (Luke 12:35-38) Be
ready for service. The remainder of the message was information about
making a faith promise for alms and missions giving, not tithes giving. In the
US 2%-15% of a church’s budget goes to outreach. CWI’s outreach giving
was 43%. Nine percent of churches teach on giving weekly, and 90% of
those churches experience financial growth. Our vision is TEAM: transform,
equip, accountability, and mobilize. You can see more at
churchoftheword.com.

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Between The Cross & The Return of The Lord

Saturday July 30, 2022
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She asks the question: How are we living between the Cross and the Return of the Lord? One way we are to live is by being separate from the kingdom of darkness, the world, and death, and being separated to the Word and the Lord (John 17:17; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18). God not only forgives your sin, but He forgets them. After salvation, you need to repent when you sin, be water baptized, and be baptized in the Holy Spirit. She quoted Romans 1:18-20 and told about Pilgrim’s Progress. What are you seeking in your life? What do you dream about? Seek the Lord first. Another way we are to live is in faithful, continual service, which includes work and suffering. Refuse evil and choose to do good (Isaiah 7:14). Jesus was obedient (Hebrews 5:8). If you cannot obey your parents you can see, how are you going to obey God you cannot see? What you start, finish. We are all in full time Christian service. Number three way to live: personal holiness. We are heading to a wedding feast, the marriage supper (Revelation). Prepare for the bridegroom, and make yourselves ready. (Matthew 22:3-14; Isaiah 61:10; Revelation 3:4; 19:7-9; 2 Timothy 3:1-6). Take heed to yourself that you are not deceived. Number four: God wants us all together before His return (Hebrews 10:24-25). We need other believers to cause us to grow, to change, to encourage, to build each other up, and to correct. Number five: global evangelism. Pray and bring more into the kingdom. Ask God how to reach them. Number six: endurance. Do not forget your first love (Philippians 2:1-18). Get ready for Jesus’ return (Matthew 25:6; 1 Corinthians 2:10). Spend time with the Father. Karen Burrows shared two testimonies of God’s intervention and provision.

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Romans – part 3

Saturday August 6, 2022
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After a brief review of Romans 1-4, Pastor Syd starts with Romans 4:13-25. God has the power to do what He says He will do. Context and the witness of two or three are important in establishing doctrine. Chapter five starts with peace with God through faith. Death happened because of Adam, and life came because of Christ. We, as believers, can have peace, but all are not walking in it. Being in peace is an individual choice. In Mark 4:35-40 Jesus was sleeping in a violent storm. He spoke “Silence! Be still!” to the sea. “Silence” means to be muzzled. A mark of peace is hope. It is not being resigned to a situation or the absence of conflict. Hope is a confident expectation and is part of peace. Romans 8:6 mentions the mindset of the Spirit is life and peace. Isaiah 32:17 says that the work of righteousness is peace. Romans 14:17 says that the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy. God’s covenant of peace will not be shaken (Isaiah 54:10). Jesus would be called Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:7). Be rooted in grace (Romans 5:3). God is glorified when the enemy is put down. We boast in the pressure, because it produces cheerful constancy and proven character (approved in a test), which produces hope. God’s love has been distributed to our hearts. Love overcomes the world. God’s DNA is in us. (Communion was served based on 1 Corinthians 11:23-32.)

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Undivided Devotion

Saturday August 13, 2022
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Worship is honoring God. There are hindrances to worship. Show up on time. Cell phones are a distraction to focusing on God. Worshiping God is not like sitting and watching TV for hours. We are to lay aside every weight and sin and run the race (Hebrews 12:1). Lay aside what is on your mind. Anything that demands more of your attention is a god. Make God first. Jon shared about ripping a wooden idol off an Indian man’s neck and how he was set free. Get rid of your gods. What do you bring to church? There is a weightiness to worship, but the enemy brings counterfeits. We please God in our worship with our faith. Believe Him in the songs you sing and diligently seek Him. Look for opportunities to be with people in everyday evangelism. If what you wear causes people to think of something else, it is not a good thing. Am I a distraction to worship? There is a courtship with God, an atmosphere of romance. Reverence God. True worship costs you something- your time, effort, or money. Engage in worship with clapping, dancing, and rejoicing. Romans 12:1. Another definition of worship is your reasonable service, like the woman with the alabaster flask. Be a fool for God. You are peculiar because you praise God. What are you meditating on (Philippians 4:8)? Keep your heart with all diligence. Choose life. Our motive for worship is loving God. Surrender your heart, and walk in the Spirit. The kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Where do you live? Where is your dwelling place (Psalm 91)? Are you stepping out of the Spirit? Jon shared about getting a word of knowledge for a couple at Mardi Gras. Your assignment is to worship like you never did before.

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Romans – part 4

Saturday August 20, 2022
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[Romans 5:12 to 6:23] Death for all came through Adam, but life for all comes through Jesus Christ. The grace of God is God’s coming to help you do something you could not do on your own. It is a gift. It is His empowering you. The original sin changed the DNA of the human race, introducing spiritual death. We can reign in life and walk in faith and victory. Kings reign by giving orders that come from authority and responsibility. Choose to walk in Christ’s authority by opening your mouth and declaring the Word over yourself. Get back up when you get down by speaking who you are in Christ. Reign with your mouth. Speak to what is causing you to fall down. It has to go! The Lord is the Enforcer. (James 4:7) Reigning in life is now. There is only one sin that the blood of Jesus will not cleanse: the unpardonable sin, which means that you are out of reach of the Holy Spirit, a person who is completely withdrawn from the Spirit. As long as you have that draw, you have not committed the unpardonable sin. Paul makes sure that grace does not give permission to sin. Being immersed in Jesus Christ and His Spirit means being buried into His death and raised with Him, so we can walk in a new way of life. Our old man was crucified with Him (Galatians 2:20). Christ lives in us. We are spirit beings, have a soul, and live in an earth suit. The spirit needs to be born again and the soul renewed by the truth of the Word. (Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:9-10) To be sanctified you need to renew your mind by the Word. Live and walk free from sin. (2 Corinthians 5:17) Do not let sin reign in your body, but use it for righteousness. You are not a victim of flesh and corruption. Temptation is not a sin. Satan tries to accuse and condemn you, whereas the Holy Spirit invites, convicts, and convinces you toward God. You sin when you make his thoughts, yours. (1 John 5:3-4) Love God. Keep His commands. Conquer the world by your faith and the Word. Grace gives us the ability to not sin. What you obey, you become a slave to. When you disobey, you open the door to Satan. Obey from the heart (Isaiah 1:19). Be sold out to righteousness, set apart for holiness. The outcome is eternal life. The pay of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus. Be a slave to the Holy One. Reign in life, eternal life.

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Romans – part 5

Saturday August 27, 2022
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Text: Romans 6:21-8:17. Romans 7 and 13 are probably the most misunderstood chapters in Romans. Romans 7 is about living by the law, being “married” to the law, which is “sin unmasked.” The law reveals what sin has been there all along. Genesis 4:6-7. Living by the flesh and the law cannot save you. It is possible, but not good, for a saved person to be living under the law. If you are born again, you are crucified with Christ and should be living by faith. Romans 7:14-24 is not an excuse to live by sin. We are to live by the Spirit (Galatians 5:13-22). If you live and walk by and in the Spirit, you will not do the things of the flesh. Your flesh and your soul did not get saved. You renew your mind and live in the Spirit realm. There is now no condemnation, no judgment for those in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). The law of the Spirit of life and peace has set you free from the law of sin and death. If your mind is set on the Spirit, you will walk and live by the Spirit. To fight the flesh, speak out loud the things you want to think. Those who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God. We are children and heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ. Pastor Syd asked the congregation to pray for their revelation to see truth in the book of Romans and for him to explain it clearly. [He answered a question about voting, and two ladies shared their visions during prayer.]

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Romans – part 6

Saturday September 3, 2022
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Pastor Syd continues his series on the book of Romans by teaching on Romans 8:1-17. Romans eight is like the climax of the previous chapters and is the answer to Romans seven’s conflict of soul and body. Paul uses the word “spirit” or “Spirit” twenty-two times in chapter eight. There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Condemnation means an adverse sentence or verdict. It is like a condemned building which is unfit for use and ought to be destroyed. Do not condemn yourself or listen to condemnation from others, or the enemy will build on that. Tell the devil and those feelings to get out. You must be in Christ Jesus. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made you free from the law of sin and death. Condemnation comes with the law of sin and death, and it brings defeat. He Spirit of Christ is the reborn spirit in you. He is preparing you for the new heaven and new earth. Is your mind set on the things of the Spirit? If you have thoughts of death, examine your mindset, because you are living in the flesh. Life and peace can be your mindset, if you are in the Spirit. Your flesh will die, but your body will be upgraded. Living in the flesh is hostile to God and cannot please God. You are in the Spirit if the Spirit of God lives in you. The Spirit gives life because of the righteousness of what Jesus did. Those who are led by God’s Spirit are the sons of God. The law revealed the natural slavery of sin and your need for a Savior. The Spirit testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Colossians 3:15. The Spirit is the umpire of our peace. Invite the author of the Word when you read it, and the Bible will speak to you. The Spirit also leads you with your inward spirit. If you have a decision to make, make it based on whether you have a spirit of peace. Pay attention to it! Listen for God in the right place at the right time. Do not put out fleeces, which open you up to deception! The Spirit of God resides in you. God may lead you by giving you a picture, or by knowing a Scripture, or by repeating the voice of someone you know. He is bringing it to your remembrance. NEVER VIOLATE PEACE! 1 John 5:10; 1 John 3:24. Say no to condemnation. Be an heir of God and a co-heir with Christ.

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Romans – part 7

Saturday September 10, 2022
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Pastor Syd opened his sermon on Romans 8:17-39 by reading Ephesians 1:3-2:10. He explained about our redemption and predestination to be adopted, but it is dependent on our receiving it. Romans 8:18 reveals that there will be sufferings as a believer. Other Scriptures confirming that are: 1 Peter 4:12-14; Acts 14:22; John 16:33. There is a glorification coming as we will be like Jesus (1 John 3:1-2; 2 Corinthians 4:17). Your spirit is redeemed, but your soul and body are not. Ask yourself: Is what I am dealing with that will matter in ten years? To eagerly wait with anticipation is like stretching your neck forward (Romans 8:19). The earth is in a state of decay (8:21-22). There will be a new heaven and earth (2 Peter 3:13; Isaiah 11:6-9). There was a fear of man for the animals after Noah and the flood. We have a down-payment for our bodies’ redemption, and we will have a glorious body (Philippians 3:21). Hope, which is confident expectation, produces patience (8:23-24). You do not hope for what you already have. The Spirit helps us in our weakness by interceding for us, but really it is Jesus Christ who intercedes for us (8:26-27, 34; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1). The Spirit of Christ within you will know how to pray. God is NOT the one doing accidents. All things are working for good considering: 1) you are praying in the Spirit, 2) you love God, and 3) you are called according to His purpose. God is NOT in control of everything, although He is sovereign. Pastor Syd gave the example of being sovereign over his children’s bedrooms but not being totally in control of them. Why should you be guilty of sin if God made you that way? He is not in control of you. It is not His will that people die, but they do. Foreknowing is knowing beforehand (8:29-30). We are predestined, called, justified, and glorified, but not everybody fulfills their destiny. Paul asks rhetorical questions (8:31-35). Romans 8:36 is taken from a negative Psalm 44. Romans 8:37 refutes that verse in Psalms by emphatically saying, “NO!” We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus. He mentions all kinds of things that cannot keep God’s love from us, but he does not mention the past, because it does not exist (8:38-39). The Spirit of God lives in me. 2 Peter 1:3-8, 11. Everything you need, you have the right to and is available to you.

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1st Love and Intimacy

Saturday September 17, 2022
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Scripture texts: Mark 14:1-9; John 11. Pastor Jake Kail preaches on a place of intimacy with God, a first love, in worship and prayer and intercession with a life perspective of eternity. Religion loves the concept and laws of God but rejects God Himself. The Pharisees rejected and hated the Spirit of God. Mary’s anointing Jesus with the expensive fragrant oil before His death was considered by some to be a waste. Jesus refuted that by saying that what she was doing was a good work and would be remembered as a memorial, which it is to this day. Mary was the same woman who prayed when her brother, Lazarus, died, and her prayer was answered. Martha, her sister, was worried about many things. Mary had a first love devotion to Jesus. The devil will get you distracted by serving if he cannot get you into sin. Ministry is not to take the place of intimacy with God. Mary had a posture of devotion to Jesus and the right priority. Prayer depends on the person who is praying. Prayer that brings resurrection comes out of devotion and worship to Jesus. Mary broke the flask of perfume. It was costly, and some thought of it as waste. The lukewarm and complacent church asks, “Why the waste?” Radical commitment upsets the religious. Are we willing to live our lives in such a way that others look at us as if we have gone over the edge? We are not to live as the world. Mary had a clear revelation of who Jesus was. Our love comes as a response of His love. Many people want the good things Jesus can do, but they do not want Jesus. Do not allow the criticism of others to lower your standard of devotion to God. Choose Jesus first, because He is worthy. Wanting Jesus comes out of a revelation of the reality of eternity, eternal things. Mary’s act is still being told. The world is being built on the present, but we should live in the light of eternity. Have an eternal perspective. James 4:13-14. Your life is a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Are you living today for what will matter then? Life here is prep for eternity. Allow your work to turn into worship with eternity in mind. Ask yourself: Is what I am spending so much time on going to matter years from now? Get into the secret place to be with Him. A great awakening is needed for our country. Revival comes through the prayers of people who are fully devoted to Jesus. Eternal things come to the forefront, and then God shows up. People and cities are swept into the kingdom of God. It is a glimpse of eternity. There are intercessors behind every revival. Be drawn into a deeper place. Say “yes” to break the flask. There was time given to prayer and intercession.

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Believing The Good Plan

Saturday September 24, 2022
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Text: Jeremiah 29:11; 1-32. Jeremiah was writing this text to people who had lost everything and were living in a foreign country. He wrote a letter which is recorded in 29:4-14. God took ownership of their deportation to Babylon. He told the people to multiply and to pray for the place where they were to thrive, and then they would thrive, too. Pray for your workplace. God told them they would be there for seventy years. They were to plant, marry, have children, and pursue the welfare of the city: prosperity, abundance, and peace. Put others first. God said that His purpose for them was to give them a future and a hope, when it looked hopeless. Daniel found the words of what to do when the seventy years were done, and that was to fast and pray (Daniel 9:1-2). Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13). He will surely do Jeremiah 29:11 for us because of His redemption. He is over every ruler and authority. He erased the certificate of debt with its obligations (Colossians 2:9-10). We are redeemed from the self-inflicted curses, when we repent. All blessings will come and overtake you because you obey the Lord (Deuteronomy 28:1-14). He will bless everything you do. The Spirit of God did not live in the Jews during this time, and yet He called them holy. Condemnation is a curse. The Lord keeps His promises. The blessings of the Lord are the plans and future of the Lord (even in evil times). Be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. Put on the full armor (Ephesians 6:10-19). Feed on God’s promises. Pastor Syd encouraged us to pray for one another by name in the Spirit and in English.

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Love Endures Long- Walking In Love

Saturday October 1, 2022
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Enjoy life. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. We owe love to one another. The commandments are all based and fulfilled in love. Matthew 24 tells us to see that our hearts are not troubled. Deny the situation the right to steal your joy. Believe in and love on people. Text: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Love endures long. Walking in love is not jealous. You want the other person to do better. Jealousy is not the problem; it is a love problem. Verse 5: God’s love does not insist on its own rights or its own way. Concerning marriage, love your enemies! The answer is to fix you, and walk in the love of God. Smith Wigglesworth was saved because of his wife’s love of God and him. Love caused Apostle Dale to go to a church in New Jersey to minister, which was a great experience. Love establishes you. Love does not say, “What about me?” It is not self-seeking. Love is the way life works. In 1 Corinthians 13, put your name in place of the word “love.” Faith works by love. When you ask the Father to forgive you, He deletes the sin (Isaiah 43:25). Love brings you to a place of victory. Verse 6: Love speaks the truth. Verse 7: Love finds the good in the other person. Do not let circumstances take your hope and joy. Something good is going to happen to you today. Find someone and bless them. Verse 8: Love never fails! Say: (My name) never fails! There is no fear here (1 John 4:17-21). Live in the light of eternity. You do not need to cast out fear. You need to walk in love. Walk in victory. What you do to others, you do unto Jesus. Love never fails.

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Fasting

Saturday October 8, 2022
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There was a communion service. Text: Matthew 6:1-6, 16; Matthew 17:19-21. Jesus taught us to be persistent in prayer. References to fasting: Daniel 9:3; Acts 10:30; Acts 13:1-3. In Matthew 6 Jesus taught people how to give to the poor, to pray, and to fast, by doing them in secret and God’s rewarding them. When trying to cast out a demon in a boy, the disciples discovered that they needed to fast and pray to get rid of their unbelief. Jesus lived a fasted and prayer life. There are many kinds of fasts. The purpose of fasting is to affect you and to provide for spending time with the Lord. It means you can do something with the Lord. It does NOT give you more authority or power. It gives you the ability to say “no” to your flesh. Being S(s)pirit-led means your flesh is not your decider. The more you do something, the easier it gets to yield to it. We can become more spirit-led. The answer to fleshiness is to serve others (Mark 9:33-35). Fasting is a form of self-humbling (Psalm 35:13). The humble get the grace. Fasting is so that you serve others and do the work of the kingdom. Comfort zones are deadly. Show your flesh that it is not the boss (Isaiah 58:1-14). Seek God’s kingdom. Be ready for service (Luke12:31-38). Fasting will help you pray according to His will. Pastor Syd encouraged everyone to fast up to the election. His prayer requests were: 1) Pray for the Lord’s direction for church planting in Virginia and Connecticut (A word was given for houses, buildings, and arenas.); 2) Pray for doors to open and supernatural connections; 3) Pray for financial provision to plant churches (buildings and an airplane); 4) Pray for revival in our own church and our own lives; 5) Pray for an awakening of evangelism in our church and our personal lives. Pastor Syd shared about the purchase of an airplane.

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Lying Question

Saturday October 22, 2022
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Your comfort zone is not your God. Truth does not need a defense. Pastor Syd addresses the question, “Is it always wrong to lie or deceive?” He does this by presenting Scripture. Scriptures: Proverbs 6:12-19; 12:22; Exodus 20:16; Leviticus 19:11; Zechariah 8:16; Ephesians 4:25; Revelation 21:8; Colossians 3:8-10; 1 Timothy 1:8-11; Hebrews 6:18. Satan is the father of lies: John 8:44. Lying within a family should not be tolerated. The cure for lying is to stop it immediately, repent, and correct your lie. There are three types of lies: 1) bearing false witness against someone, 2) deceiving for personal gain or profit (Proverbs 11:1), and 3) denying or suppressing the truth of God (1 John 2:22). The cases for lying for justice: Exodus 1:15-21 (the Hebrew midwives feared God and He blessed them with families); Acts 5:1-11 (Ananias and Sapphira killed by God for lying to the Holy Spirit for self-interest). Murder was okay at God’s command. Judgment was carried out by His people. Other examples of lying: Numbers 25:1-13; Psalm 106:28-31; Joshua 2:1-24, Hebrews 11:31, and James 2:24-26 (Rahab); Joshua 8:1-29; Judges 4:1-9 13-22; Judges 5:24; Judges 7:16-22; Judges 16:4-20; 1 Samuel 16:1-ff; 1 Samuel 20:4-30; 1 Samuel 21:1-15; Matthew 12:1-6; 1 Samuel 22:9-23; 1 Samuel 27:7-13; 2 Samuel 15:13-17, 23-31; 2 Samuel 17:1-22; 2 Kings 8:7-15; 2 Chronicles 18:1-22; Ezekiel 14:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12; Jeremiah 38:14-28; John 7:1-10; Matthew 10:16-25. In WWII Corrie ten Boom lied about hiding Jews. The police and FBI lie when they go undercover. The man who videotaped Planned Parenthood harvesting baby body parts of live babies and Bible smugglers had to lie. Whatever you do, be innocent in your motives. It is very likely that we will be faced with situations similar to these in the future. Consider how you will handle it, follow the Spirit’s prompting in that moment, and do not criticize those who handle it differently than you did. Whatever you do, do it in faith.

 

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Vision, Provision, Healing

Saturday October 29, 2022

Pastor Syd shares about divine appointments and connections, such as with Apostle Dale Armstrong, Tim Ratcliffe, and Prophet Bob Hawk.  (Deuteronomy 32:13). He shares how he met Tim at a Kenneth Copeland executive protection training. Later Tim gave him a confirming word about Turkey, which led to a connection with the Mirabellas in Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. Tim again gave him a confirming word: “Be faithful with what He is saying to you now.” Tim shares his testimony of having a pulmonary embolism and going into massive heart failure after surgery. He kept declaring words of victory and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Peace hit him, and he started laughing. The result was that he miraculously has no lung or heart damage. He could not work for ten months, and the Lord took care of them. Study the word “shalom,” which means nothing missing, nothing lacking, and nothing broken, and complete wholeness. Yield to the Lord. On August 24th his word for us was that it is the time and be yielded. Pastor Syd has bought the plane. Years ago Apostle Dale considered getting his pilot’s license, but the Lord told him, “I have a man for you.” Various words were given to Pastor Syd about: houses, buildings, and arenas; church plantings, thinking bigger and having a higher vision, getting his pilot’s license, and buying an airplane. The Lord gave him Isaiah 58:14 and “Honey from the rock”

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Romans – part 8

Saturday November 5, 2022
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Scripture text: Romans 9:1-10:13. Romans is about the gospel (good news) being for both the Jews and Gentile believers who live by faith (Romans 1:16). Paul’s conscience and the Holy Spirit agree that he is telling the truth. Your conscience is a co-perception between yours and another one. Your conscience can be trained wrong, and if so, it needs to be renewed, retrained. Your conscience is not the same thing as your heart or faith (1 Timothy 1:5, 18-19). You can have a clear conscience (Acts 24:16). David’s conscience bothered him when he cut off Saul’s garment (1 Samuel 24). Repentance is the way out of a guilty conscience. (1 Timothy 3:9; Hebrews 13:18; 1 Corinthians 8:7-12; Titus 1:15; 1 Timothy 4:1-2.) The Lord wants to minister to your spirit, but your conscience may need to be retrained. (Hebrews 10:19-22; 9:14; 1 Peter 3:21; Colossians 3:14-17; 1 John 3:18-24.) God is just, but it is a person’s choice to let his hearts be hardened. God does not create evil people and then judge them. He has a destiny for you, but His will will not happen for you for sure. Your heart can be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness and by His giving you over to the hardening effects of sin (Psalm 81:11-12; Romans 1:24-28; Hebrews 3:13). It is up to you if you are hardened. No one was created for God’s wrath. Jews and Gentiles are one. If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your hear that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. It is about believing and confessing Jesus Christ as the Son of God. Faith is voice-activated. (Other Scriptures: Jeremiah 18:1-11; 2 Corinthians 3:14-16; Romans 1:18; Romans 2:5, 8; John 3:36)

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Romans – part 9 – The Israel of God – Chapter 10 & 11

Saturday November 12, 2022
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Pastor Syd reviewed with the congregation Romans 9-10:13. Romans 10 and 11 are about the relationship of Israel and the church. In Romans 10 Paul prayed for ethnic Israel to be saved. (Ethnic Israel is different from the Israel of God, or the saved Jews.) A sign of a hardened heart is deception.

 

The word of faith for salvation and righteousness consists of confession and belief that God raised Jesus from the dead. Whoever calls on the Lord shall be saved. Faith is followed by action. Israel can be saved, if they hear about Jesus Christ, and if a sent one preaches Jesus. Faith is birthed in a heart that responds to God’s anointed utterance of the Anointed One, from hearing the Rhema (word) of God, a living word to you.

 

Present Israel can be saved (Romans 11; Romans 1:16). The Israel of God, that is the believing Jews or the elect, and the church are one. Romans 11 is not about the return of a Davidic kingdom or the national state of Israel. The Israel of God is Jew and Gentile. There are different theologies about end times: 1) everything is Revelation has past; 2) all of Revelation is symbolic; 3) it is a mixture of some of it prophetically and symbolism. The Gentile has been adopted into the original root of the family of God. Pride leads to unbelief (vs. 18). The ethnic Jew can be grafted into the tree. A partial hardening has come upon Israel all the way through, as far as, until it is completed (the fullness of the Gentiles become Israel) (1 Corinthians 15:25; Hebrews 4:12). Israel is either ethnic Israel or the saved Israel. Israel and the church: 1) Ephesians 2:14-22 (one new man); 2) Ephesians 3:4-11 (co-heirs in the same body); 3) Romans 11:1-17 (grafted into the same tree); 4) Galatians 3:16-29 (We are called the seed of Abraham)(It is a horrible idea if they rebuild the temple.); 5) Galatians 4:22-26 (the heavenly Jerusalem); 6) Galatians 4:27-31 (children of the promise and the free woman); 7) Romans 9:6-8 (Not all Israel is the elect Israel.); 8) Galatians 6:15-16 (The Israel of God is not excusive to ethnic Israel.); 9) Romans 2:28-29 (not a Jew outwardly; circumcision of the heart); 10) Hebrews 12:22-24 (Mt. Zion compared to Mt. Sinai); 11) Matthew 16:18; Acts 7:38; Hebrews 2:11-13 (Jesus says I will build My church.); 12) Hebrews 7 and 8 (new covenant with the house of Israel and Jesus as the High Priest); 13) 1 Peter 2:9-10 (chosen race); 14) James 1:1 (the dispersion of the believing 12 tribes); 15) Galatians 2:1-16 (the Judaizers); 16) Acts 15:9-11 (saved by grace); 17) Jeremiah 33:14-18: Isaiah 9:6-7 (types and shadows and promises of the temple;); 18) Luke 24:44 (the Davidic throne of Jesus). End times study should be based from the teachings of Paul and Jesus. Daniel, Isaiah, and Revelation have mixed up timelines.

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Romans – part 10

Saturday November 19, 2022
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Pastor Syd expounds on Romans 12:1-2. He explains what it means to be a living sacrifice and how we renew our minds.

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