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The Friendly Counsel of God

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The Friendly Counsel of God!

You know, in business you meet some really great people sometimes, people of honor, integrity, excellence, and great wisdom from life experience. Along the way, I made decisions to try and include these folks in my life as mentors, respecting their time, yet enjoying the privilege of being able to simply pick up the cell phone and call them for counsel, when I had a decision to make. We are friends, and because they care about me, and want me to succeed, they give me friendly, wise counsel, so I can prosper.

Well, there is One, wiser, richer, more seasoned and powerful than all of them combined, that is God, Creator of Heaven and earth, seated upon the throne, with Jesus at His right hand. Truly, if we know Jesus, we have influential friends in high places, and we are called to walk with them, seated with Christ in heavenly places, as royalty in the courts of our heavenly King!

Today, as I read my OneYear Bible, I read Job 29:4

‘Just as I was in the days of my youth, when ‘THE FRIENDLY COUNSEL OF GOD WAS OVER MY TENT.’

I am grateful for my wealthy friends, but they are never the source of my wealth. Nope, I endeavour to live a life of holiness and obedience that ever places a smile on the face of Jesus. Living in such a way, that He might see comfort and reward for His great sufferings, doing what I can to encourage Him, as He too sees the horror, tragedy, and mess of this pain wracked earth.

He knows, He loves, He weeps, then He acts, sometimes with brutal intensity in His government, to stop evil, punish predatory people, and to protect and bless His family in the earth.

If I take the time to get to know Him, He gives me wonderful, friendly counsel…

I don’t know what you are going through today, but if you love Jesus, He will go through it with you, and will never leave you in the fight, and if you ask Him, He will always make a way, even where there appears to be no way.

Listen, as He speaks to your heart today!

 

Let’s pray:

‘Father, I come into Your courts today, with thanksgiving, praise, and worship determined to honor You and who You are to me. Thank you for the privilege of Your counsel, comfort, wealth, provision, and direction today. May I live today, to put a smile on Your face Lord Jesus. Amen’

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Red Man Rising!

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As I have met and fellowshipped with various first nations elders and pastors this year, I am reminded of a recurring theme I have heard from them, as we discussed broken treaties between their tribes, and the US government.

http://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/the-first-nations-mandate/

 

When I asked them how they felt over the US government voiding the Iroquois confederacy, or various treaties, I have heard statements like:,

‘Who says the Iroquois confederacy is out of date, we still govern our people by it. The US government may not recognize it but we still live by it’

Or how about the broken treaties I have asked:

‘Repeatedly I have heard, ‘Sure, the government broke their side of the treaty, but WE NEVER BROKE OUR SIDE’

This confirms what I am hearing from heaven, that God is holding the US accountable for its treatment of the North American Indian tribes, and visiting, blessing, and restoring many, many tribal nations with great favor, signs, wonders and miracles, in a movement I have called #RedManRising

Today, in my morning Bible reading with the Children, I read the following verse, that really spoke to me:

Ne 3:7  And next unto them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, unto the throne of the governor on this side the river.

In this case, after king David was long gone from the earth, we see the children of Israel rebuilding the city of Jerusalem under the leadership of Nehemiah and Ezra the priest, and the Gibeonites, were still faithfully keeping their side of their covenant with God’s chosen people…

Holy Spirit really spoke to me of the possibility of a beautiful tapestry of partnership, where Indian tribes can come alongside us as equals, and together we can still build something beautiful in this great land of the free and home of the brave…Jesus is still the answer, the way, and as Almighty God, He is still the waymaker when there is no way.

All things are possible to him or her that believes…

Let’s make the impossible mess in America currently, a wonderful testimony to the faithfulness of Jesus to this great land…as Bonnke shouts: ‘America shall be saved!”

Let’s Pray:

‘Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth, Master of the Universe, we need You! You who flung the stars into being, are well able to fix, recreate, and heal this land we call America. We ask, and cry out once again for You to do it! We ask, knowing that we are heard and answered, because we come in Your mighty and matchless name Lord Jesus, Amen!”

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Donation Needed – Roofing Materials for Navajo Reservation

Roof Needed on Navajo Nation Reservation.

In April, I was made aware of the great need of a roof for this double-wide modular home located on the property of Window Rock Church of God, belonging to Ron and Tyda Harvey. The shingles we mostly blown off, and water had got in and rotted out 58lf of ridge and rafters.

The need is great, because Ron and Tyda currently care for 10 children each day, and they need a place to live.

We tore off the remainder of the shingles, and tarped it initially.

A friend purchased the framing materials, sheathing, fasteners, and 30lb felt needed to repair the deck, with the hope that another contractor might donate the metal needed to roof it.

The reframe, decking, and drying in with felt are almost complete, but I just learned that the contractor trying to donate the metal, can not, because he did not get the demo contract of a large steel building that would have provided the metal panels needed.

The house is 80’ long x 16’ wide with a 16” overhang if my memory serves me correctly. When I measured the length from the ridge to the lower edge of shingles (drip edge), I measured 113” long. I need something to roof it with.

 

Is anyone able to donate roofing materials to roof it with. (in an area where 50mph winds are regular).

Please email me at chris.aomministries@gmail.com, or text me at 918 851 4070.roof

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Freedom From Addictions

Gods Creative orderTHE NATURE OF MAN

 

In order to understand God’s plan for man, we have to look back to the book of beginnings (Genesis) in the Bible.  We see that in God’s original plan, he created all of the universe, stars, planets and things, then created the earth. He created the land and sea, and all of the living creatures that live here: the fish and the birds and the beasts, and the flowers and the trees. We were given dominion over the the earth. Not individually, but as a race.

 

We were given stewardship over the animals, and commanded by God to rule over them with the law of kindness. That’s why cruelty to animals is so wrong, they generally know their place, to serve and please us. Hence deforestation of rainforests and extinction of species is wrong.

 

(Gen 1:26 NIV) Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

 

Notice here that Adam had a job to do, BEFORE the fall of humanity. Work is not evil, but slavery is….

 

So let’s look at God’s creative order for a moment. We see God created everything, then created man as the crowning centerpiece of all his work. Literally, we are in His image or likeness.

 

Let’s look at Psalm 8:4-6, in the King James:

 

  • What is man that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him?
  • For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
  • Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands: thou hast put all things under his feet:

 

Notice if you will, the word ‘angels’ used here. When we look that word up in the Strongs condcordance, we discover something interesting here. The Hebrew word used here is “elohiym”, which means Deity or God. It is a plural word, that scholars say refers to the Trinity.

 

Is the Bible inaccurate? No, but the translators were. They couldn’t believe what this verse actually said, because the truth of it has far ranging implications. It’s nice to think of a holy God, far distant from us, His creation. Yet, to think of man as having authority, subject only to God Himself, requires us to address the issue of responsibility. Mankind is fully responsible for the mess this planet is in, and we are fully accountable to God, for our part in it.

 

In God’s creative order, this is strong. It was supposed to be God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost upon the throne of power, with men acting as his representatives here in the earth, using His delegated power to get things done. The birds, the bees, the flowers, and the trees were all meant to obey us, and we were to rule this planet according to the laws of God. Angels were created to serve us and help us in this duty for it is written:

 

(Heb 1:14 NIV)  Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

 

In the beginning we were given a beautiful place to live, and a job to do.

 

(Gen 2:8 NIV)  Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.

 

(Gen 2:15 NIV)  The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

 

I like the way this verse in reads in the King James Version:

 

(Gen 2:15 KJV) And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden to dress it and to keep it.

 

“Dress it” agrees with the NIV, it meant God gave Adam a job as a farmer and horticulturist. So we see God created meaningful work, it’s not a result of the fall of man. On my Sunday sermon’s I’ve explained how God views work. He wants you growing and blessed with meaningful work.

 

Yet, the word, ‘keep’ here is much stronger in the original Hebrew. This word means: “to hedge about, as with thorns, to tend to, to protect.”

 

Well, if we were supposed to protect this place called paradise, there must have been something to protect it from.

 

Jesus speaking tells us a little about him.

 

(Luke 10:18 NIV)  He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

 

(Luke 10:19 NIV)  I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

 

(Luke 10:20 NIV)  However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

 

Well, we know the story.

 

Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, being deceived of the devil. Adam knew better, and followed her example, committing high treason against God.

 

Men, hear me. God has created you to be head of your families and homes. Most of the time you will need to stay humble and listen to your wife, and serve her, for the Bible says that she is supposed to be your glory. However, headship requires responsibility. If

she tries to influence you to something that is contrary to the word of God, you must stand up in gentleness, and strength, and say “No dear, I’m not going to do that, it is against the Word of God, and is not right.” To be successful in marriage, you must care more about what God thinks of you, than even her. She’s not worth going to hell over. The wisdom of the ages is “know when to listen to your wife!”

 

Well, the moment Adam sinned, he died spiritually, and God had to throw Him out of the Garden of Eden. Why? Because there was another tree there, the tree of eternal life. If man had eaten of that tree in his fallen state, he would have lived forever in his fallen state. God is a good God, kind, loving, and infinitely merciful. The moment Adam fell, God set in motion His plan to restore him back to his rightful place of authority.

 

Satan won the initial victory. When man fell, this foul rebellious spirit,  Lucifer, the fallen one, became the prince of the powers of the air. Now mankind was subject to him, and so we see the effects of his rulership on this war-torn, pain-wracked planet.  Jesus shows us his nature:

 

(John 10:10 NIV)  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

 

There’s an old saying, “Satan steals, men hoard, but God so loved the world that He gave…Whenever you see somebody giving something with no strings attached, know that you see the nature of God being demonstrated in the earth.”

 

God is love…

 

So why is there evil in the earth? Because there is a mad dog loose in the system who influences the minds of men. He is a killer, a thief, a liar, and the father of all lies, the accuser of the brethren. One day he’s going to burn in hell forever, but in this generation we live in, he still exists, and we must overcome his onslaughts in our day to day affairs. Hell was never created for men, but for the devil and all those fallen angels that serve him. Unfortunately, some men choose to serve Satan, and they will get the same reward as the god they serve. Some of the most chilling words in the Bible are these uttered by Jesus:

 

(Mat 25:41 NIV)  “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

 

Re 21:8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and SORCERERS, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

 

SORCERERS: 5332  pharmakeus far-mak-yoos’

 

from pharmakon (a drug, i.e. spell-giving potion); ; n m

 

AV-sorcerer 1; 1

 

1) one who prepares or uses magical remedies

2) sorcerer

 

In one definition, a sorcerer is:’ one who administers mind altering potions’.

 

Surely this refers to drug dealers, the medicine men who insist on the use of peyote, the rasta man who needs his ganja (marijuana) to meet with God, but notice in the garden, the fruit of the tree that produced death was the fruit of ‘knowledge of good and evil’. Just because something is legal, and considered good by society, does not always make it right before God. What about the bar tender, pharmacist, doctor, or person that administers ‘mind altering potions’, that clearly destroy human lives.

 

No not all medicines are bad, clearly God gave us the medicinal use of plants for the good of humanity, but when one tries to medicate a spiritual need….

 

You see, because of Adam, every one of us was born into this world of pain, and at some point in our life, we chose to rebel against God. The Bible calls this act, sin.

 

(Rom 3:23 NIV)  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

 

All of us were separated from God, because He is holy, and can stand no evil in His presence. In order to be just, He has to punish sin.

 

The law, you do the crime, you do the time.

 

When you work at a job, they should pay you a worthy wage. Sin also pays a wage. Its payment is death. For every sin you and I ever committed, a price had to be paid. Some one had to take the rap, do the time.

 

Yet the gospel is good news. God is a good God. God has reached out to humanity, to draw us again unto Himself. Into our rightful position as joint-heirs to all the universe.

 

How?

 

(Rom 6:23 NIV)  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

 

(John 3:16 NIV)  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

Jesus came, He lived upon this earth to show us how to serve God, He died upon the cross to pay the punishment each of us deserve, He went into the lowest hell in our place, He rose again on the third day, He ascended to the right hand of God our Father where He reigns as King of all kings, Lord of all lords, forevermore.

 

That’s mercy. That’s love. That’s the goodness of God, that leads us to turn from doing our own thing, to trying to do His thing.

 

Notice here.

He is King of kings (You are created, and called to be a king)

He is Lord of all lords, (You are called to be a lord before Him)

 

 

Rev 1:5  And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

  • And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen

 

Rev 5:9  And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

10  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

 

John 1:12  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

 

When you receive Jesus, you are adopted into His family, and literally become royalty, before His throne!

 

1Pe 2:5  Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

 

1Pe 2:9  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

 

That’s the gospel. Good news to all who will receive it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE NATURE OF ADDICTION

 

GOD’S CREATIVE ORDER

 

Gods Creative order

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like my little picture? Let me explain.

 

On the left-hand side we see how God designed this world to be, with us ruling and reigning as regents under Him. Angels were instructed to obey and help us, as was Creation. The devil, stripped of his power, was meant to be ruled over, and kept away from our work, the garden.

 

Yet, our great, great, great… grandfather Adam, sold us out. Committing high treason against God.

 

(Don’t be too hard on Adam, you’ve blown it too!)

 

By default, the devil became the ruling spirit in the earth. That’s the picture on the right.

 

But, praise God, there was a second Adam. Jesus Christ the righteous.

 

(1 Cor 15:45 NIV)  So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being” ; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit

 

When you invited Jesus in your heart, God Himself came into you heart, and recreated your human spirit. You were born-again, and adopted into the family of God.

 

Notice that Jesus did not come to make bad people good, or good people better, rather He came to make dead people alive!

 

Before, the devil ruled over you at will. How? All he had to do was put an evil thought in your head, and you’d do it, unless somewhere, some praying saint invoked the power of God on your behalf.

 

Glory to God though! You accepted Jesus!

 

 He has saved you from yourself. You have left the kingdom of darkness where Satan reigns, and have been translated into the kingdom of God.

 

(Col 1:13 NIV)  For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,

 

You’re a king’s kid now. Victory has been imparted into your very spirit.

 

So what does this have to do with addictions you may ask?

 

Notice this. Satan hates you, and wants to kill you. Although Jesus defeated him at Calvary, he used to rule over you, and he wants to destroy you. It’s not personal. You are created in the image of the God who he knows is going to throw him into hell. His sentence has been issued, but not executed yet, and you represent the One who is going to carry it out.

 

So, how does he do it?

 

 

Well, (Psa 24:1 NIV) The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;

 

God is a good God, who gives good gifts.

 

(1 Tim 6:17 NIV)  Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

 

(James 1:17 NIV)  Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

 

So, we look at a beautiful flower, say a poppy. The devil inspires a thought to someone, to slit the side of that flower, drain the juice, dry it and smoke it. You get opium, but hear this: the moment you smoke that thing, you reach for comfort from the Creation rather than the Creator who has already provided for us the comfort of the person of the Holy Spirit. What happens? Instead of obeying God, we listen to that little voice, and we bow before the one we serve.

 

(Rom 6:16 NIV)  Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey–whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?

 

Do you see it? When you obey Satan, and seek comfort in the creation instead of the Creator, and you violate God’s creative order. Instead of a man ruling over a plant, you have a plant ruling over a man, and the man bows his knee to Satan as god of this world.

 

You can quickly see how every addiction comes from this same deception. You take some hops and malt grain, let it ferment, and get beer. You drink it to relax (receive comfort), and come under the influence of a plant. You’ve got a plant ruling over a man, instead of man ruling over a plant. Distill it down a little more, you get malt whiskey. You drink it, you’ve got a plant ruling over a man, instead of man ruling over a plant.

 

Ok, you get it.

 

See it in any recreational pharmaceutical, and drug on the street, marijuana, hash, tobacco, even coffee if it owns you.

 

We all have a legitimate need for comfort! Yet, when we reach for comfort from the creation instead of the Creator, we open the door for the god of this world to rule over us…

 

(Gen 4:7 NIV)  If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.”

 

Sin is deceptive. It always costs more than you were willing to pay, and takes you further than you were willing to go!

 

Get OVER IT!

 

Positionally, you have been given authority over every demon, for it is written: Eph 2:6  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

 

The problem of every addiction is NOT a power encounter, as the devil would make you think (You can’t quit, no matter how hard you try!), because all power and authority belongs to Jesus, and you now belong to him. No, the problem of addiction is deception, it is not a power encounter that is required, rather a truth encounter, for it is written: John 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

 

By permission, I am going to give you two testimonies of people that heard this teaching, and were set free from their addictions.

 

Steve Travers was the local drug lord in the community where I pastored in Ottawa, Ontario. Steve was the typical party animal, and as a former Olympic level boxer, was known to beat people up to collect drug debts. His drug of choice was crack cocaine…I learned that he was living with the mother of three children that attended our Sunday school, so I decided to pay him a visit and invite him to church. I drove the church van home one day, and while dropping off the children I knocked on his door, and asked if I could buy him lunch the next day.  He was very polite, and smooth ( I learned later that as he closed the door on me that day, he was heard to say: ‘That ain’t ever going to happen’). Guess God must of heard him, and arranged a different way to get Steve’s attention. Next morning a SWAT team showed up to arrest Steve, that resulted in a two day armed stand-off.  Seems my phone blew up during those two days, as multiple members of the neighborhood called repeatedly requesting prayer. Miraculously, no one was shot!

 

Since Steve had a long track record of drug related crimes and violence the arresting officers were not exactly gentle with him. Guess they delayed transferring him from the police holding cell to Innes road detention center, to allow him time on a concrete floor to get cleaned up a little bit…I visited him at Innes road a week and half later, and opened the conversation by saying: ‘Hi Steve, you missed lunch!’ He laughed, and so did I, and we became friends in an instant.

 

I told him that I was writing a 26 lesson Bible study on how to get free from addictions, and was going to run an alcohol/drug rehab in the community where he had been arrested. He agreed they really needed it. I asked him if he was willing to take the lessons inside the prison, and he agreed. So, each week, I would reserve a private counseling room (reserved for attorneys and clergy), and we would spend our hour prayerfully reading through this material. When we read through this teaching, the lights came on in Steve, and he decided to leave alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes behind, and he did it! Steve ended up serving 4 years for a number of crimes, yet he walked his time out, clean. He was selected by the inmates and guards as the prison mediator, and was respected by both inmates and guards alike, because he was a straight shooter, no games. He eventually was selected for release in a job placement with the city of Montreal, Quebec. Steve married, and came to see me in Ottawa, staying the weekend at our house, so that he could attend church with us, and give his testimony….

 

There was another man that attended our church named Murray. We ran a Christian coffee house, and he would cook for us, and we all ate well. He had been through a brutal divorce, and lost everything. He was a very gentle man, with a wonderful sense of humor, and the teens affectionately nick named him ‘Mr Murr’. Problem was, Murray had smoked for over 30 years, and could not quit. He attended the class where this material was taught, and he came to me and said that despite the teaching, he could not quit smoking.

 

So I told him the truth. Well, Murray, I couldn’t save myself either. In fact the Bible says that apart from Jesus we can do nothing (John 3:27). The good news is that Jesus paid the price to set you free from cigarettes, and He is not a man that He can lie. He is holy, and ever watches over His Word to perform it. So here is what I want you to do:

 

Remember that verse Col 1:13  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son?

 

I want you to keep smoking, but I want you to do one thing as you smoke. You see, the Bible says that there is pleasure in sin for a season. Problem is, those seasons end, and all you are left with is a cigarette addiction. Now, smoking will not send you to hell, it will just make you smell like you have already been there.

 

Each morning, as you light up your first smoke of the day, look at it and SAY: ‘You are no longer my Lord cigarette, Jesus, you have delivered me from the power of this smoke, and until you manifest your promise in my life, I’m going to enjoy my smoke.’

 

Laugh at it some, because it is good to be childlike before God…

 

Every time you have a smoke. Light it up, and again explain to it that it is not your Lord, that Jesus is your Lord, and He has already translated you out of the power of that addiction.

 

Well, Mr. Murr, thought this was pretty funny, but he decided to try it. Imagine a 50 year old man, talking to his cigarette each morning, noon and night! Yet, HE DID IT!

 

One morning, he forgot his smokes beside his night table in his bedroom, so he decided to put on a pot of coffee before having that first smoke. Seems the coffee was brewed before he thought about it again, so he decided to drink a cuppa, before grabbing his smokes to head out the door to work.

Then, it was time to go, and he realized that he forgot his cigarettes! “Oh, well” he thought, “I’ll pick up another pack at work.”

 

Yet, he wasn’t feeling his traditional ‘nic-fit’, so he decided to wait until lunch to have one. He has never smoked since…

 

Some people are waiting for this great spectacular lightening bolt to hit them and deliver them from their addiction.

 

Don’t miss the supernatural, waiting for the spectacular!

 

Murray felt nothing, as the Lord delivered him!

 

In my case, I went through AA and got to steps 4,5, and 6, asking God to forgive me, and I forgave others. Wrote out a 23 page list of things I had done wrong, and then wrongs done to me, and I worked through it, One night, I cried out to Jesus, and it literally felt like 10,000 volts shot through my body, and in an instant, the Lord delivered me from alcohol, cigarettes, and my bag of weed. Unforgiveness  will hinder the power of God from operating…

 

Discussion Questions:

 

  1. Can you see how we all look for comfort in the creation instead of the Creator?
  2. Can you see how we are supposed to receive comfort from God, not people, places and things?
  3. Can you see how you have used drugs or alcohol because you were lonely or wanted to relax?
  4. Where have you missed it?

 

 

 

 

Homework:

1 John 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Mr 11:25  And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

Mr 11:26  But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

 

  1. Invite Jesus into your heart, and receive Him as your Lord and King.
  2. Make a list of all the horrible things you have done against Him, and others and ask His forgiveness.
  3. Make a list of all the horrible things that have been done to you, and deliberately forgive the people who did them.
  4. Declare, like Mr. Murr that you have been delivered from the power of every addiction, and tell your substance of choice that it no longer rules your life, that Jesus has set you free.
  5. Keep telling your substance that it is no longer Lord, that Jesus is your Lord, and it cannot continue to own you. Thank Him for setting you free.

 

Let’s pray:

Jesus, I receive you as my Lord and King! God here’s where I see I have been missing it and messing up my life. Please forgive me, and help me to live right. Only you can fix the mess I’ve made in hurting others and in letting you down. Now, I choose to believe Your Word Father, that I am translated out of the kingdom where my addiction has reigned, into the kingdom of Your love, where Jesus reigns. No longer is my addiction my lord, but Jesus reigns over it! In your name I pray Lord Jesus. Amen.

 

 

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AOM Ministries July/August Newsletter

 

 

Martinez

 

Meeting Susan Martinez, governernor of New Mexico, Jul 4th.

AOM Ministries

Ps 2:8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

 

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GO!

As many of you have journeyed with me these past couple of years, as I dug deep into the Word of God, and mined the depths of Scripture for life lessons to bring understanding to some of the deeper truths we need to be strong, Jesus has been faithful! For the first year of this journey, we ate at local food banks, considering such things as milk, eggs, and flour for pancakes great luxuries. We truly learned the difference between a want and a need…

Then, Holy Spirit gave me some understanding of the plight of the North American Indian…

My trail of tears had come, and from this great agony of intercession, came Ron and Tyda Harvey, and pastor Jerry Tom of the Navajo nation. Graciously, they invited me to come to the Navajo reservation, as they prepared for ‘Gathering of all tribes’, a fairly large event, that hosted 57 tribes from all across North America for a week of meetings.

We have now been to the Navajo nation four trips since April of this year, with the 14 hour drive from Tulsa  becoming our extended times of Holy Spirit prayer, as we have confessed the Word, and then got over in the Holy Spirit for many, many hours, praying out mysteries in other tongues. Rather than attempt to document the reconciliation service with veterans, the construction of the outdoor stage, the flag raising ceremony, the pioneering of the Bible school, or some of the incredible shouts of faith that have erupted from warriors of faith, with nothing but Jesus to lean upon, I simply give God all the glory for what has been done, as incredibly sacrificial servants of the Lord have mobilized….

The Bible school begins classes September 8th in Window Rock. I plan on being there to help kick it off.

When I get back to Tulsa, I plan on having a “Navajo Discussion meeting’, where those of us who have been on the reservation this year, can all get together to hang out, pray, EAT, and brainstorm as to how best to meet some of the screaming needs that still exist there.

There are still several construction projects that need completion : 1. We must get metal or roof materials to roof pastor Ron’s house. 2. We need a fence and water run for an irrigation systems

3. We need plumbing supplies to construct a couple of bathrooms at another ministry. A shower there would be a great blessing too.

 

And we have kept going…

During the conference, I was given the opportunity to go to Canso, Nova Scotia on an errand for a friend of mine. So, after the exhausting drive from Window Rock, we spent one glorious night in our own beds (doing piles of laundry), and hit the road for Canada.

Every where we stopped for meals or gas, God has had divine appointments to pray for the sick, meet with leaders to discuss potential Bible schools, and to preach and teach the word of God.

 Eph 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

 

During the conference, I met Mark Vasquez of the Saginaw Chippiwa nation . We spent three days in Mount Pleasant, Michigan with Mark and his step dad Fred. Incredible people, hungry for Jesus and revival, to see Him move among the tribe. I spoke on the nature of addictions at ‘God’s Cabin’ there, and prayed for folks. Had seven of them receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in other tongues! Thank you Jesus!

Well, we went from there, all the way here to Georgetown, Prince Edward Island where we will spend a couple of days resting up before the sojourn on back to Tulsa. According to the GPS, we have experienced over 75 hours of actual drive time since leaving for Window Rock July 4th. Been to Canso, NS (the most eastern part of Canada?), and spent a couple wonderful days with family in Dartmouth, NS.

It has been over 14 years since I have been home to see family….

It has been a long, long time in the jeep…

Planning on spending a couple of days here resting up some, then attacking the highway and prayer again, in the long ride back to Tulsa…

I expect signs, wonders, miracles, and divine appointments to continue to occur, as we spend the daily hours over in the Holy Spirit, praying for you, and the people God places in our path. Pray we hear clearly, and fully obey. As always, pray and contribute as He leads, so that we can keep on moving forward…

The fastest way to get money to us I have discovered, is through Walmart Money Gram. We can always find a Walmart somewhere, and can pick up funds there. The best way to contact us, is by Facebook (Chris Karen Walsh) or email: chris.aomministries@gmail.com, as we have hit many regions where our cell phone service does not work.

Until the 2nd week of September, GO, is my mandate, then, by the grace of God, I will get back to my daily disciplines of prayer, study, exercise, and completion of the three books I am currently writing. Would be nice to have an extra 50 copies on hand as I travel, to give away to folks we meet on the road…

Thank you for joining us in this journey of faith! So many have either come with us, prayed with us, house sat, helped fix electronics, vehicle, or our home, or opened your homes to us, and fed us a well needed home cooked meal, that it is radically evident that only God could have brought this whole thing together. I so appreciate your prayer, there have been times of exhaustion where I literally feel Holy Spirit carrying me…Thank you.

Eph 4:16  From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

For every good work, miracle, or changed life, it is because each of us did our part. There are no big ‘I’s” little ‘you’s’ in the kingdom of God. Jesus loves us each equally, and seems to use us all at different seasons, different ways…Don’t despise small acts of kindness towards missionaries, travelling is not easy, and the simple comfort of a hot cuppa coffee on a foggy day, go a long way to help along the way.

Mt 10:41  He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.

Mt 10:42  And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

‘Father, I see clearly that it takes faith, to hear You, and to Go! It also takes faith to give. I have received all the accommodation, meals, hospitality, and love offerings of your people, with thanksgiving, also in faith. Faith, that as the seed of Abraham, that the blessing of Abraham is operating in our lives, causing that which has been sown, to be multiplied according to the sand of the seashore, and the stars of the heavens! I ask You sir, to release to these, Your rewards, for You love each of us equally! I ask, knowing that I am heard and answered, for I ask in Your mighty and matchless name Lord Jesus, Amen’

Expect miracles!

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