July 4th Declaration – Heartland Apostolic Network!

DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE ON ALMIGHTY GOD

We decree 1 and we declare our allegiance to Almighty God, that Jesus Christ is Lord over our lives and

the United States of America. We declare we have no other King but Jesus! We are not independent,

but dependent on the Lord of Hosts to protect us, Jehovah Jireh to supply us and Jehovah Rapha to be

our healthcare Provider. Some trust in chariots2, some trust in doctors, some trust in governments,

some trust in banks, and some trust in people – but our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus Blood

and His righteousness! We will have no other gods before You Father!

We commit to stand in the gap3 for our nation and the Covenant land of Israel. For Zion’s sake will I not

hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be still, until her righteousness go forth as brightness,

and her salvation as a torch that burns4.

We thank you that You Lord God, our faithful Father, are the original Covenant Keeper, who keeps

covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His

commandments.5 We respectfully remind you of the covenants that our forefathers of this nation made

with you as they formed this nation6 and will not forget the sacrifice that they made for our freedom

and liberty.

We call upon the everlasting covenant to be reestablished upon us & the land. Even with Sodom &

Gomorrah with their sins, nevertheless You remembered Your everlasting covenant

We are engaging the synergy of the ages to come into this land, by Your grace & mercies that are

everlasting. We make this appeal to heaven to reestablish what You have already said & purposed for

the land & Your people—in this State of Texas, the United States of America (One Nation under God)

and in the covenant land of Israel.

Moses asked the nation of Israel in Exodus 32:26, “Who is on the Lord’s Side”, today we renew our

commitment, “We are on Your side Father”. We will be strong in You Lord and the might of Your power

and give you all the praise, all the honor and all the glory as we declare, “Jesus is LORD!”

Composed by Mary E. Bostrom, TXAPN Region 13 Coordinator – June 19, 2015

According to those in Ezekiel 9, may we be those who cry and sigh before You at those things done in this nation:

Intercessors, the wall has been breached!

On the day commemorating the first time the walls were breached in Jerusalem, the Supreme Court of the United States has decided same sex marriage is legal in the United States. We are thrust into the vision of Ezekiel Chapter 9, where God is marking those who sigh and cry out concerning the atrocities done in their midst. We must be numbered with the faithful to God and His Word.
I DECLARE AND DECREE A UNITY OF THE SPIRIT IN THE BOND OF PEACE TO SIGH AND CRY OUT FOR THE ATROCITIES BEING DONE IN THE LAND OF “ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.” TRUE FREEDOM COMES WITH SUBMISSION TO TRUTH! OH GOD! YOU ARE YOUR WORD! YOUR WORD IS TRUTH! MARK US WITH YOUR TRUTH! AND MAY HIS TRUTH MARCH ON! LIGHTS SET ON A HILL… SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE MOST HIGH GOD..SHINE IN THE MIDST OF DARKNESS! LET THERE BE LIGHT!
IN JESUS NAME!

AOMMinistries 2015 Master Plan

AOM Ministries

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Ps 2:8 Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole world as your possession.

Email: chris.aomministries@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chriskaren.walsh

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Donate online: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=95XHSDDXDS7MC

Tel: 918 703 6424

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Pics: Family at Grand Canyon on Navajo Trip – Keila preaching with Daniel King in Juarez, Mexico

Vision

To provide excellent training, mentoring, and development to every Christian leader, nationally and internationally, demonstrating the power of God, and growth in Christian character.

To obey the great commission, teaching and preaching, and making disciples of the nations, wherever possible using the IVBI curriculum to pioneer Bible schools.

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 Mission:

It is the Mission of AOM Ministries to fulfill the Great Commission, by teaching, preaching, and demonstrating the word of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, raising up churches, Bible schools, and other Christian ministries and businesses, by training and equipping leaders to do the same.

Ac 12:24  But the word of God grew and multiplied.

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Rwanda, 2009 – Preaching on radio, and at Restoration Church in Kigali.

Presently, we are working with leaders to develop Bible schools in eight countries, with infinite possibilities, as we continue to increase our internet presence daily!

 

Objectives:

  1. To pioneer prayer and perform spiritual mapping to facilitate the move of the Holy Spirit, in whatever location we are presently working. Presently, this is among First Nations people in the United States of America.
  2. Leadership development – Presently this is done through mentoring and developing quality relationships around the Word of God. We post various articles and blogs from our WordPress site to address many areas of Christian life and practice. This currently reaches 100,000 people.
  3. Marketplace Ministry – We are working on Kingdom Business Outreach – a series of 25 television episodes – to be translated into 4 languages, airing initially in Pakistan to a potential viewing audience of 10 million. It designed as an evangelistic outreach to business owners.
  4. Missions trips – We have completed a total of nine trips in the past 12 months performing a variety of assignments from the Lord.
  5. Bible Schools – We pioneer Bible schools using the Victory International Bible School (IVBI) curriculum.

Each person in the kingdom of God must take their place to fulfill not only their specific calling and purpose, but to find their place in the body of Christ, so that we all flow in the unity of the Holy Spirit.

Eph 4:16  He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.

There is no BIG ‘I’ and little ‘you’ in the Kingdom of God. We all need to do our part. With respect to missions: Prayer, Pack, or help Pay.

Practical Application

When each person finds their specific place in the kingdom, and bringing their supply to the Body of Christ, each of us working together in love, the ministry, and therefore the greater kingdom of God will grow and increase. Our job is to teach the Word and spend the required hours in prayer, so that Holy Spirit can then reveal, train, equip and move people into their perfect place in life, a place of destiny, joy and fulfillment.

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We have developed a vibrant online community – many thousands of people- that we interact with daily through various online resources, social media, phone, and text.

Training: We offer relevant teaching, training, and mentoring in each of the spiritual disciplines: Prayer, Bible Study, Service, Worship, Fellowship, and Healing.

We highlight healing because it is part of the gospel, both physical, emotional, and mental. After my 40 day fast in 1997, I produced a healing tape, designed for hospital visitation, set to Dino’s instrumental music. Presently, I have uploaded it to Soundcloud, where we are able to quickly email it for free download, around the world. Freely we have been given, freely we must give…Many, many miracles have occurred because of this simple project, too many to recount…If you know someone that is sick, please either read, or have them listen to this:

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/be-healed-jesus-wants-you-strong/

Current Projects:

First Nations: Since 1995, I have been involved in First Nations Ministry. It is my desire to see First Nations peoples reached, introduced to Jesus, and healed from the great atrocities they have suffered since white men arrived in North America.

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

We believe that humbly approaching this people and seeking God’s face, we will find healing for the great land that is the United States of America. We have developed relationship with key leaders, and I submit to the wisdom of elders in the various communities we travel.

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Chief Kenny Blacksmith

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Protocol: Gathering of Eagles, Ottawa, Ontario, with pastor Willie Jock, and chief Kennie Blacksmith

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Meeting with Ben Shelley, President of Navajo Nation

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Speaking at reconciliation service – Window Rock, AZ

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Precious Navajo Elder walking out of a wheelchair. Healed of paralysis.

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Seed Poker – Joking after donating a ton of garden seed here.

Bible Schools: We have a good relationship with the IVBI department, and I have been introducing the program wherever we go, and then sending them the application package and referring them to the director there.

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/why-should-i-start-a-bible-school/

In 2015, we see the potential of many more Bible schools, and a great move of God in the United States, as the host peoples of this land aggressively seek the face of God. It is time.

Social Media: We continue to publish devotionals on Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, and now Google+,(Pinterest, Tumblr, Digg, Redditt) determined to cover the earth with the Word of God, to develop relationship with Christian leaders internationally, to mentor and pray with them, and to liaise with Victory to help get these leaders to a place where they qualify themselves and their organizations to be able to host and fund a Bible college.

Chris Walsh

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Chris has pioneered a total of 7 organizations in his lifetime in this order:

  1. Walsh Diving Services: A commercial diving contracting business.
  2. Door of Faith Church – A federally incorporated ministry in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  3. Door of Faith Gatineau – A bilingual church, operating in Gatineau, QC.
  4. Door of Faith Community Association – A non-profit, non-religious charity, that performed many community programs for children and youth, in Ottawa, Ontario, and that worked for and obtained various grants to pay for those services.
  5. Grace Interior Trim Inc – A carpentry company in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that office out of Jenks, that managed 5-7 carpentry projects/week from 2006-2012, and that employed up to 27 full time carpentry subcontractors.
  6. Oklahoma Siding and Insulation – A siding company, specializing in the supply and installation of James Hardie siding products.
  7. AOM Ministries: A missions organization, that seeks to reach the world for Jesus, and to pioneer Bible schools internationally. He currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife Karen, and children, Keila and Jay.Karen was born in Ohio, and then moved to Tampa, Florida as a young girl.  She graduated Florida Southern College with a degree in linguistics, and a minor in Education. She then attended Rhema Bible Training Center from 1985-87, graduating in the missions group. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, with 2 years of college French, and some Hebrew.  She did many mission trips to Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean, Israel, and South America.  She has traveled in the Amazon and climbed the Andes.  Her trips were evangelistic with many testimonies of healing and miracles.  She has taught pastors in Portuguese and Spanish.
  8.  In 1997, the Lord called her again back to Rhema Bible Training Center to meet her husband.  She met Chris and pursued studies in teaching and pastoring and graduated in the Pastors group in 1998.  She helped start a Bible school in California and then headed to Canada to help pioneer Door of Faith Church.  She and Chris married one year later
  9. His resume includes his B. Sc (Integrated Science) from Carleton University and graduating from Rhema Bible Training Center’s pastors group in 1999

My father served 32 years as a naval officer. I grew up on military bases, and I remember my dad making the comment one time, that for every soldier on the front lines of battle, actually fighting, that it required seven people in support and supply, for him to survive. When I asked Lt. Col Larry Henderson about this, he said that in the army, that number was often as high as 12 in support per soldier in actual combat.

In order for me to do what I do, moving on the front lines of battle, on my particular battlefields, I need you, and you need me.

How can you help?

  1. Prayer! John 3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. Prayer is the true work of the ministry; service is simply reaping its results. Like you, I want to be found doing the perfect will of our Father, today, and every day. This requires prayer, both by me, by me for you, and by you for me. We need each other; we are not designed to serve God alone.
  2. Finances: Ministry costs money! Support, food, utilities, vehicles, planes, trains, and automobiles, cost money. We have no plan ‘B’, this is all that we do, it is our full time job, and it seems that there are never enough hours in the day to get it done. We need God to not only provide for us, but to so prosper you, that you come away from supporting this ministry, increased, not diminished. We are finally moving in the perfect will of God for our family, to aggressively grow and expand the kingdom of God. We are expecting, on purpose God to prosper, grow, and expand your finances, trusting that: 2Co 9:8  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
  3. Marketing and distribution of our books. I know I have heard God on these projects. The current book needs to be placed in the hands of key prayer leaders across America and abroad.
  4. A place to live. We need our own home.We need a home and regular monthly support to maintain it.We would like passes for the YMCA, for fitness, and another spot to home school.
  5. It would be wonderful to have some kind of Wi-Fi tablet, and another cell phone, as sharing one phone and laptop, has had its moments…
  6. We need regular home internet access. Presently, we are using either the public library or Wi-Fi on the laptop. Sometimes we just can’t get there, or systems are down, causing an intermittent flow of ministry…
  7. What we are doing is a good work. We want you to join with us, and abound!
  8. Encouragement and help – As we travel and speak, we need a myriad of things: accommodation, house sitters to watch our home when we are gone, friends to help with our children and regular household maintenance and responsibilities, so that we carve more time out of our busy days, for the gospel, and the critical responsibilities of the call.
  9. Laborers – Presently, we need: 1. A computer person to help us expand the reach of the daily Bible study and devotions. 2. People to come with us on some of the trips. Perhaps a couple people might want to come up to the Navajo reservation here next month to help plant 100 peach trees, or some of you families might help Karen and Jay, as Keila and I jet off to India. ‘You know, I heard about a secular business group that felt that global communication could be easily accomplished. Their vision was to place a solar-powered smart phone in the hands of every human being on the planet, by the year 2015.’I fully believe that the anointed, revelatory Word of God is the most important thing any ministry may possess. This is what I seek heaven diligently for: a fresh word, the actual voice of God, spoken and revealed to this generation. I have purposed to ever seek to be a voice for God, never merely an echo, of others….Ac 6:4 then we apostles can spend our time in prayer and teaching the Word.I still remember chatting one evening with a 15-year-old Muslim youth in a closed country that was actually, publicly, beheading Christians. I led him to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ over Facebook. It is our intent to develop the daily Bible reading, the articles, and on-line ministry to publish the Word of God on at least 50 Social Media sites by the end of 2014.2Ti 2:9 And because I preach this Good News, I am suffering and have been chained like a criminal.  But the Word of God cannot be chained.

Internet outreach: One day, as I listened to pastor, Sharon Daugherty, she made the following statement:

‘You know, I heard about a secular business group that felt that global communication could be easily accomplished. Their vision was to place a solar-powered smart phone in the hands of every human being on the planet, by the year 2015.’

When she said those words, I saw something spectacular. While I was overseas, I discovered that while electricity and internet can be intermittent, cell phone service is reliable. It seemed that every businessman wore a smart phone on his belt, and they sure knew how to use them! They could text, tweet, email, post, and respond with lightning speed on their smart phones! As my children have been educating me, on the internet and social media, I saw a radical platform to minister the Word of God – to multitudes – quickly. Daily, we are intentionally growing an internet presence and platform, as social media takes the Word of God into countries and places that I cannot go physically.My passion and primary purpose is right there:Many countries are closed to the gospel. They will not allow Christian evangelism, or Bibles. China, for example, has a huge firewall that blocks Facebook and Twitter; yet they have their own social media sites, that I endeavor to access.2Ti 2:9 And because I preach this Good News, I am suffering and have been chained like a criminal.  But the Word of God cannot be chained.The next step in this is to add to the blog, and begin adding followers on Twitter. This costs $200/year.

It is amazing what can be accomplished for the kingdom of God, if you honestly do not care who gets the credit or the glory

God still gives grace to the humble: and I firmly believe that great thinks can be done if we all work together: I have been called a ‘kingdom connector’ or ‘door-opener’ for the kingdom of God, and as I go where few seem willing to go, God has been using my life to open doors for wonderful people to worship God through their gifts! Thank you!

I should probably create a ministry website, that links to social media.It is our intent to develop the daily Bible reading, the articles, and on-line ministry to publish the Word of God to reach one million people daily.

Our faith journey on Social Media...

I still remember chatting one evening with a 15-year-old Muslim youth in a closed country that was actually, publicly, beheading Christians. I led him to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ over Facebook.Ac 6:4 then we apostles can spend our time in prayer and teaching the Word.I fully believe that the anointed, revelatory Word of God is the most important thing any ministry may possess. This is what I seek heaven diligently for: a fresh word, the actual voice of God, spoken and revealed to this generation. I have purposed to ever seek to be a voice for God, never merely an echo, of others….

Why Go to Church?

 

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My three thoughts on why I need to go to church are:

  1. God commands it.
  2. Be the church
  3. It should be a place to serve, give, worship, and meet with Jesus!
  • God Commands it:  

  1. So, the first reason we should attend a local church is found here:Well, the first commandment in the Bible, is to love God with all of our hearts, minds, souls and strength. Jesus said, that if we love Him, we will obey His commandments.

Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Novel concept this: we go to church, simply because God commands it! Doesn’t mean we always like it, just like when I am instructing a child on a new level of responsibility, and they do not like to do dishes, clean their room, or homework, it is good for them, and I am instructing them because I love them, and want them to be a responsible adult. (I would never want their future spouses to arrive at my door some day, and say: Why did you not raise your child better? Living with them is incredibly difficult!) So, there may be seasons in the house of the Lord, where we do not particularly like attending our local place of worship, as seasons of our life in Jesus change, but it is the faithful man that abounds with God’s blessing. Sometimes the best we can hope for is to be faithful…

[ The Joy of Going to the House of the Lord ] [ A Song of Ascents. Of David. ] I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.”glad

2.    Be the Church

why be Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it

Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

1 Corinthians 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

I used to think, that because I hold one of these gifts, that I needed to use it in the local church, yet I see that there are other battlefields Jesus has called me to, outside of the church walls. I attend my local church, but I am not called presently to serve there, as I am often travelling, writing, or creating something out of nothing, as Holy Spirit speaks and flows through me. Yet, everything I do, is to build the kingdom of God, and strong local churches wherever possible. Generally though, you will find your place of purpose and service, in the local church, before God sends you out….

And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?

Knowing and flowing in your particular gift and calling is critical to finding peace with God and people, but there comes a point where we grow in our local church to the point where we attend to give, not merely to receive.

Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Those who are planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
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It is all about Jesus, He is Lord, Head of the church, and whatever He says, do it, no matter what your particular denomination or local assembly may say about it. If He truly speaks, what He says will be Biblical, though people may think you are out of your mind, going half way across the world to feed the poor, preach the gospel, or perform some Biblical act of love and kindness, you may not be out of your mind, just out of theirs! We have the mind of Christ! why gym 1 Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth

  • Church should be a place to worship, serve, give, fellowship, pray and build a vision far greater than any one of us could build individually!

One of the ways we worship God is serving the people that He loves.   See here, the Final Judgment of God, no appeals, no lawyers in each of our lives, the final court case. Matt 25:31 ¶ When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32  And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33  And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36  Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37  Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38  When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39  Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40  And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 41  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43  I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44  Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45  Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 46  And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

One of the ways we worship God is serving the people that He loves. why left   Notice in this portion of Scripture, that Jesus says that one of the ways we will be accountable to God, eternally, is in our treatment of the poor and less fortunate in our midst. Saying we care, will not get us past this verse.

No, to obey it requires action, and these actions constitute worship acceptable to God. Here’s another James 1: 27  Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. Want to walk pure before God?

Here’s something you can do that He will accept. Visit some single mom, and help out there, then stay clean before God. Love her children, help her with her responsibilities, then make sure you remain free from all of the games and sin that would try to drag you into the mess there. You are to be an agent of change there, for good, and God’s glory, not part of the problem.

Of course, people living and serving Jesus together in the love of God, make a fun place to hang out: why serve Acts 2:42 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.

46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,

Christian community, experienced in the love and power of God, is a wonder to behold

2 Corinthians 8:4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin

Serving Jesus should be a joyful experience, not a burden, but an eternal blessing. One third of the kingdom of God is joy, so let us say with the psalmist:

Psalm 122 [Full Chapter] I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: God really is good, and Jesus really does love you!

Deuteronomy 28:47 Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; why glad Seeking first Jesus, and aligning our lives with His Word, will produce the abundance of all things…

Here’s a great quote: Yet membership in a confessing body is fundamental to the faithful Christian life. Failure to do so defies the explicit warning not to forsake “our assembling together.” His understanding of this prompted Martin Luther to say, “Apart from the church, salvation is impossible.” Not that the church provides salvation; God does. But because the “saved” one can’t fulfill what it means to be a Christian apart from the church, membership becomes the indispensable mark of salvation. “So highly does the Lord esteem the communion of His church,” Calvin wrote,” that He considers everyone a traitor and apostate from religion who perversely withdraws himself from any Christian society which preserves the true ministry of the word and sacraments.” Charles W. Colson, The Body, 1992, Word Publishing, p. 70. Like Nike says: Just Do it!

Let’s pray: Father God, I choose to attend church, to worship You, to serve Your people, to give unto You, and to hear a living Word of power from Your throne. Show me where to become plugged into Your Body Lord Jesus, Amen;

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Is speaking in other tongues of God?

Is Speaking in tongues of God?

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Many of you have already received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in other tongues. For you, this is just a useful note set you can copy or email to your friends as an answer to a Biblical question. For some of you though, this is spirit and life, and although you have heard about people speaking in tongues, and perhaps been around it, it has not yet been your experience. Well, it can be, and this little teaching explains emphatically that this is a Biblical doctrine, not just the emotional experience of a few fringe elements. Let’s look at it.

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

  1. Why do we need to be filled with the Spirit?
  1. After you make Jesus the Lord of your life, it is the will of God that you experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 5:18 says, “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.” It is the Holy Spirit’s ministry not only to impart the nature of God to the spirit of man at salvation, but to come and live in the new creature. His job is to reveal the exact knowledge of God from the heart of the Father. A believer cannot understand, by his own spirit alone, the profound wisdom of God. This is why Jesus said in John 14:26 that the Father would send us the Comforter to teach us “all things.”

When you receive the Holy Spirit, you receive the ability of God. Acts 1:8 says, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you.” The word power in that verse is translated dunamis, which means ability and might. It is through the energizing force of the Holy Spirit living in us that we are transformed into effective witnesses. So, to be born again and not filled with the Spirit is like being a train without a track.

The ability you receive to pray with your spirit when you are baptized in the Holy Spirit is powerful. It edifies and builds up your spirit man and puts you in contact with the deep things of God (1 Corinthians 14:4, 2:10). For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

  • He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

We see in Romans 8:26 ¶  Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

  • And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

It also allows you to pray God’s perfect will apart from your natural understanding and aids you in interceding for others (Romans 8:26-27).

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And according to Jude 1:20-21,

20  But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

21  Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Praying in the Spirit strengthens and intensifies your personal relationship with God, and helps us in our love walk.

  1. How can I receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit?

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  1. The promise of receiving the Holy Spirit is for everyone in the Body of Christ because God gave His Spirit to the Church on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:32-33, 39). As a partaker of your covenant with God, however, you must individually receive what He has given you.

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 I like this picture, reminds me of Rhinhart Bonnke preaching: “A Flame for every name! Your own personal flame!”

When you ask for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God promises that you shall receive.

Luke 11:9-13 says: And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone?…Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

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In the Bible, when believers received the Holy Spirit, they began to speak in a heavenly language. Acts 2:4 says, “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” This is still true today. When you accept the Spirit’s indwelling, your spirit will immediately have a desire to express itself in praise to God. The Holy Spirit will give utterance through you as you give Him permission.

When you pray in tongues, you are praying in the Spirit. You are letting the Holy Spirit pray through your spirit. The Amplified Bible says in 1 Corinthians 14:14, “My spirit [by the Holy Spirit within me] prays….” Just as your native language is the voice of your mind, your prayer language is the voice of your spirit.

A Brief Bible study on the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

The promise:

Is 28:11  For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

  • To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

Acts 3:19  Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

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Praying in other tongues will cause the weary to rest, and brings refreshing from the presence of the Lord. In today’s fast paced world, who doesn’t need rest and refreshing?

I heard Gloria Copeland testify that the Lord told her, thirty years ago, that if she would pray in tongues one hour/day that everything would be alright. Well, she has been faithful to do this, and everything in their life, health, finances and family are still alright.

Acts 1:8  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

It is the promise of God, uttered through the lips of Jesus before He left the earth.

Acts 2:38  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

  • For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

All who are afar off, means you, right there where you are reading this, for the Lord our God has called you. Now, if we are going to study a certain doctrine or area of theology, we need to look at what it looked like in the Bible. I have recorded here the experiences of other Christians who have received the infilling of the Holy Spirit, to see what happened, and how we can learn from their experience.

Instances where believers were filled with the Holy Spirit:

Acts 2:1 ¶  And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

2  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

3  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

4  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5 ¶  And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

6  Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

7  And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

8  And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

Read v 4. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and who spoke? The Holy Spirit?

No, they spoke as the Holy Spirit gave them utterance. God will fill you with His Holy Spirit whenever you ask. He will not overpower you and force you to speak. You must, by faith, open your mouth and speak a heavenly language that you have never spoken before.

Act 8:14 ¶  Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:

15  Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:

16  (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)

17  Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

18  And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

We see here a number of interesting things.

  1. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is an event that occurs after salvation. People had already been saved under Phillips ministry, but then God moved, sent the apostles to them, and then the believers received the Holy Ghost.
  2. One of the ways to receive the Holy Spirit is through the laying on of hands.
  3. Simon saw something after the Holy Spirit was given. Many preachers have added their interpretation of what they think Simon saw, but let’s stick with the Scripture. There was obviously some type of physical manifestation when believers received the Holy Spirit. I think they spoke in other tongues, but the Scripture does not say, so THIS IS STILL ONLY MY OPINION!

Acts 10:44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

45  And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

46  For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,

We see here a number of interesting things:

  1. God couldn’t wait for Peter to finish preaching before He baptized these folks in the Holy Spirit. Seems one can get saved and filled with the Holy Spirit all in one shot.
  2. These believers did not need hands laid upon them to receive the Holy Spirit, they simply believed the Word they heard.
  3. One of the initial evidences of receiving the Holy Spirit is to speak in tongues.

Acts 19:1 ¶  And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,

2  He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

3  And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.

4  Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

5  When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

6  And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

We see again, a number of interesting things:

  1. Again, the Holy Spirit baptism is a different event than salvation. These people Paul preached to were already saved.
  2. Again these people received through the laying on of hands.
  3. They spoke with tongues as initial evidence of the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
  4. They also prophesied: they did not have to wait years before prophetic gifts from the Holy Spirit were given to them.

Overview:

These are the only four accounts recorded in the Scripture of believers being baptized in the Holy Spirit.

Two received through laying on of hands, two received directly. You can receive this gift directly from God, right now as a direct response to this Word that you have heard.

Scripture interprets Scripture and Jesus said: Matthew 18:16

But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

Three of the four cases, and possibly the fourth, spoke in tongues as initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

You will speak in other tongues after you are filled.

I remember a couple of years ago, a friend of mine asked me to prove to him from the Scripture that the infilling of the Holy Spirit is Biblical. I shared with him, the verses I just gave you. He was still not convinced, and argued vehemently that these Pentecostal and Charismatic gifts had passed away with the 1st Century church. I asked him to show me that in the Scripture, and he showed me several vague references, but nothing concrete. Seems the denomination he came out of didn’t believe in the infilling of the Holy Spirit, and they were well grounded in their unbelief.

Well, I brought this man to a Pentacostal Church, and as God would have it, the pastor asked everyone to pray in tongues for five minutes before the service. This man was shocked at the heavenly roar, and obvious power in what happened, but still unconvinced. He invited me over for coffee and then argued vehemently that speaking in other tongues was of the devil, and that I was involved in some cult.

So, I said to him this: “Do you believe Jesus is God the Son, and that God raised Him from the dead?” Yes, of course he replied. “Have you accepted Jesus as your Saviour and Lord?” Of course! He replied heatedly. “Do you believe the Bible is the Word of God?” I pressed. Yes, he replied angrily. Ok then what do make of these two verses:

Hebrews 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

“The fact that we are here debating the Word of God shows me that you are diligently seeking God, looking for His best for your life. Right?”

What are you getting at? He asked.

Read: Mark 16:17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

Jesus said these signs would follow those people that believe. I believe, therefore I speak in other tongues, you don’t believe so you don’t. Don’t let this bother you any more. God is not going to force His good gifts upon you, for tongues are only a sign for those that have faith, for one who believes. You refuse to believe, so you will not speak in tongues.

He was so angry that he asked me to leave! Well, I thought that was the end of it, and I went down the road rejoicing. Yet, I met him again several weeks later. Seems he went back to that Pentecostal church to argue more, but during worship, he got filled with the Holy Spirit, and began speaking in other tongues, and has continued to do so, every day since. To God be the glory!

If you desire the infilling of the Holy Spirit or if you are unsure whether you have received it, say the prayer below:

“Father, I am a new creature in Christ. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit to enable me to be a powerful witness of Jesus. I believe that I now receive the Holy Spirit just as the disciples did on the day of Pentecost. Amen”

 

Now open your mouth and speak!

 

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The Gospel – The Power of God!

The Gospel

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Dear Friend,

  • God loves you, and there are five things God wants you to know about Him, andI feels impressed by Him to tell you what they are. Jesus was born. Babies are born every day, but Jesus is different because although Mary is His earthly mother, God is His heavenly Father. That makes Him different than any other person that has ever walked the earth. Think of it this way, the egg inside of Mary was human, the sperm divine. Theologians call this Immaculate Conception, but to most of us, it is the Christmas story. God became a man in the form of Jesus Christ, Emanuel, God with us. God came to earth and joined humanity, like each of us, as a meek helpless baby. Jesus is not merely the son of God, but God the Son, the second person of the Trinity.
  • gospel manger Jesus grew up, he became a man yet without sin. Although the Bible says little about his first thirty years, the baby we celebrate at Christmas did not remain a child, at thirty years of age, He withdrew from humanity and fasted forty days to come back in the power of the Holy Spirit to show the world what a person, walking with the Creator can be. He healed the sick, raised the dead, fed the multitudes, walked on water, stopped storms, and cast evil spirits out of people. He did all of this, without sin. Not one time did He ever break the laws of God or man, that qualified Him as the sinless, spotless, holy, Lamb of God, accepted by God, as the only fit sacrifice, for the sins of humanity. He is still the same and doing the same things today. Yet the day came on earth when He was betrayed, and sentenced by a kangaroo court to death. Religious people had Him murdered.

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  •  He died on the cross. Not a pretty death. Deserted by his closest friends. Beaten beyond human recognition. His face pulverized. Weakened so much by blood loss that this formerly strong man could not carry His own cross. The sky turned black as night, the earth split open and dead people came out of the graves to testify. He spoke three words that still echo throughout eternity, “It is finished” The veil in the temple, was torn from top to bottom, signifying that the separation between God and humanity was now ended. God could again visit with the people He created even as He walked with Adam in the garden of Eden.  Jesus bore the sin of the whole world upon Himself on the cross, an infinite sacrifice, for an infinite debt. Atonement!

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  •  He rose from the dead. You know, the Easter story. HIStory. Not the tooth fairy, Lord of the Rings, or the Easter bunny. Though they laid the body of Jesus in a tomb for three days, His spirit was not there. He went through paradise, He went to hell, yet on the third day, His spirit rejoined His body, and He rose. The stone was rolled away, and He ascended into heaven. For the next fifty days He appeared to over five hundred eyewitnesses, and then while five hundred watched, two angels appeared, and He ascended bodily back into heaven. Many educated moral instructors have lived: Buddha, Mohammed, Gandhi, Plato, and others, yet each of these died, and their body remains in their tomb today. Jesus rose from the dead.

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gospel ascended He reigns. He is Lord of heaven and earth. God is the spirit, seeking those who will worship Him in spirit and truth. There is only one true God, maker of heaven and earth, yet He has revealed Himself throughout His Word in three separate and distinct persons. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the Son of God, birthed of His Spirit. When He ascended back into heaven, God sat Him at His right hand where He reigns the universe.

In short:

He came, He lived, He died, He rose and He reigns.

Now the problem of Creation must be addressed. You and I. Each and every one of us have been created in the image of God. We are also spirits, we have a soul, and we live in a body. Jesus did not come to make bad people good, or good people better, He came to make dead people ALIVE! Except a man be born-again, he cannot even see the kingdom of God. God loves you personally and wants you to know Him on His terms. Religion has always been man’s set of rules and regulations attempting to reach God, Jesus is God’s attempt to reach man. He died for you, not because He had to, but because He loves you. Yet, He did not create robots, each of us has a free will. The question He would have me ask you is this: Do you want Him to be your king? Do you want to go to heaven when you die, to be with Him? If you do, the Bible makes this promise to each of us,

‘If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Rom 10:9,10’

Here’s what each of us need to do to come to God on His terms.
1. We must acknowledge Jesus as our personal Lord. That is, in light of this great love He has demonstrated towards us, we must make a decision as to whether of not we will choose to allow Him to rule over us.
2. We must believe in our heart that God raised Him from the dead.
3. We must confess, out loud to Him that we want Him.

Here’s a simple prayer.

‘God, I want to know you. I want you to be in charge of my life. I accept you Lord Jesus as my Lord. Forgive me Lord for all the things I have done against you. I believe, Father that you raised Jesus from the dead, and I ask you to come into my life and make me the best person I can possibly be. Amen.’

Now, that prayer will get you right with God, today. But what about tomorrow? Each day we need to grow spiritually, in our relationship with Him. That will involve talking to Him about your day, and involving Him in your day-to-day decisions. How do you do that? Well, begin to read your Bible, every day, first thing. Seek Him first thing, and He will add everything else you need to your life. When you see something in the Bible that is new to you, do what it says.

That’s where we come in. Eventually, you are going to need a good church. A place of love, friendship, and fellowship, where we can worship God and work together to make this world a better place. Any Bible-believing church would love to meet you and to hear about your new decision to serve God. There are many fine churches all over the world. Shop for one that believes the Bible to be the Word of God, and where you have peace.

If you would like more information about the church I attend, please contact Victory Christian Center at victory.com.

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Be Healed – Jesus wants you strong!

Thousands of people have been healed by God, simply listening to these messages. Jesus loves you, and wants you well….

Be Healed!

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Some Like to Read, some like to listen:

Many of you know my testimony, of how I was healed of epilepsy when I was 15 years old at a charismatic healing service, and able to obtain my driver’s license.

Many of you know of my more recent gradual healing from a stroke and high blood pressure…

Many more know of the divine healing ministry granted to me by the Lord Jesus Christ, how, after losing eight of my family members to various sicknesses and diseases, I went on a 40 day fast, one meal/day, and prayed almost day and night for answers, as to why the ministry of divine healing appeared to be sometimes hit and miss.

How God brought me from my home country Canada, to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to sit at the feet of Kenneth E. Hagin, and attend both Rhema Bible Training Center, but to also sit in healing school for a year and a half, and actually see Jesus heal the sick…

During this time, the Lord commissioned me to produce two healing cassettes specifically to be listened to by those in intensive or palliative care, gentle soothing words from heaven, set to instrumental praise from one of the most anointed and gifted pianists in the world, Dino.

Dino has graciously given me permission to distribute them free of charge to anyone requiring healing, and as I have done this over the years, thousands of people have been healed by the power of God!

Here are the links to listen or download the ministry:

Please duplicate, share, or somehow get them in the hands of sick people!

If you like to read, I have included my sermon notes from a message I preached, entitled:

Seven Reasons Why You Should be Healed Today:

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1. Creation and Heaven reveal the nature of God.

When we read the Genesis account, on what day did God create sickness? He didn’t, it is the result of the fall of man. As John Alexander Dowie put it, sickness is the foul offspring of mother sin, and father Satan. It is not your friend, but an enemy to be destroyed.

In Heaven there is no sickness, for that is where God dwells. In Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Now, we are children of the king, and Jesus is Lord right? We claim to serve Him, so what did he teach us to pray. Matt 6:9 ¶ After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

If we are to pray for the will of God here in the earth, as it is in heaven. Obviously, we are to pray for healing, for there is no sickness, death, sorrow or pain there.

What is the first reason that you should be healed today? The next verse in the Lords prayer or Our Father.

11 Give us this day our daily bread. Well, healing is the children’s bread, and today is the day to receive it.

In Matthew 15:26 Jesus spoke to a woman who came to him for healing for her daughter. He said “But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.” What was he talking about here? Healing. You are a child of God if you have accepted Jesus sacrifice for you on the cross. Healing is your bread.

2. Now, lets look at the second reason you should be healed today.

God healed people in the Old Testament.

Exodus 23:25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

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Notice that if a person were to serve God under the Old Covenant, God promised to take sickness away from them. Notice here that this is not just healing but also an agreement between God and His people of divine health, of literally taking sickness away from the midst of His people. Hebrews 8:6 speaking of Jesus states “But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.” If God promised to take sickness away from the midst of His people in the Old Covenant. How much more will He do for you today because of the agreement He made with Jesus.

He healed wonderfully in the Old Testament, Exodus 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee. Jehovah Rapha.

The children of Israel knew it to be true, for God had delivered them from every physical ailment miraculously when he gave them the covenant of Passover. We don’t have time to really go into detail on Exodus 12, and Christ’s fulfillment of this verse, yet for you Bible scholars jot down these verses: Ex 12, Ps 105:37, 1Cor 11:32 onward. Know this though, you all remember the story. Moses and the Ten Commandments, God had done ten judgments on Egypt, and then prepared His people to leave. On the last night came the final judgment upon the Egyptians, a death angel was to come, and strike dead every firstborn child in every house that did not have the blood of the lamb applied to its doorposts. A lamb without spot or blemish. Jesus. Yet, the body of that lamb was to be eaten wholly, with 11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’S Passover.

God moved, judgment came, and great fear came upon the people. 35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:

36 And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.

Psalms 105:37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

Can I preach in this place a little bit? Think about this. Historians tell us that somewhere around 2 and a half million Israelites marched out of Egypt that night. A people sold into slavery, a whipped, beaten, broken people. Tell me how they could physically march out of Egypt after over four hundred years of slavery with all their children, flocks and herds. Think about it. Uncle Seth, you know the one with the limp he got from an Egyptian soldier, aunt Sarah blind in one eye from the beating she took. They killed the lamb, applied the blood, and then they ate the body of the lamb, with their belts on, shoes on, luggage packed, and what happened? All across the nation of Israel, God Himself visited His people, and suddenly Uncle Seth ain’t limping no more. Aunt Sarah can see! Every ache, pain, sickness, sniffle, cough and misery left, instantly healed by the power of God as they partook of the lamb, so that they marched out strong in the Lord and the power of His might.

and there was not one feeble person among their tribes!

So if God healed His people in the Old Testament, and we are under a better covenant based upon better promises, you should be healed today. In our communion ordinance we have it wrong. 1 Corinthians 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.

What are we to discern in communion. The cup is representative of Jesus shed blood for the forgiveness of our sins. It prevents death and eternal separation from God. But what about the bread? It is representative of Jesus body. He took stripes in His body that our body be healed. The Israelite ate the body of the lamb, and they were healed.

1 Corinthians 11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. What cause? The fact that Christian had not discerned the Lord’s body, by faith in the ordinance of communion. This verse says that because of this many of us are sick and some die prematurely, yet it ought not to be so. Seeing Christ in the Passover ceremony will produce healing.

3. The third reason you should be healed today because it is part of your redemption:

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Remember I taught you that you are the redeemed of the Lord, bought by His blood. That redemption means to be bought back to ones original state. Well, in light of the blood of Jesus, 1 Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

Jesus is not only your substitute for sin, but also for your sickness. Is 53:4 ¶ Surely he hath borne our griefs, (sicknesses) and carried our sorrows (pain) yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Now this was a prophecy given by the prophet Isaiah that was literally fulfilled in the earthly ministry of Jesus.

Matt 8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

Yet, it didn’t end there. He died a cruel death on a Roman cross, beaten beyond human recognition so that you wouldn’t have to. He literally bore your sickness and disease on that cruel tree. Broken that you might be healed. Doctors tell us they have discovered there are 39 main categories of diseases in the earth today. Jesus took thirty-nine lashes, a lash for every disease known to man. He did it for you, His love, His life, His death, and His resurrection deserves a response.

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

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He took your pain; therefore you have no more right to it. You are not your own. His love and sacrifice demand that you be healed today.

4. The fourth reason you should be healed today is that sickness is from the devil, and you are a child of God.

It is not your friend, something to be held up as a badge of courage, something allowed cultivating the sympathy of those around you. A twisted cry for love and pity from the heart of man, a perversion of what God longs to give. Perfect love that destroys your every fear. John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. The nature of Satan is to steal your strength, your health, and your life if you allow it. Yet, today there is an infusion of life from heaven for you for it is written:

Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Healing is good. Healing is of God. Sickness is of the devil. God wants to break the yoke of oppression upon your life. 1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

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I too am a son of God, and for this purpose am I hear to preach to you today. For I know my Lord, and He is not a liar like some of you. He always backs up his word with His power. There are more than two of us gathered here together in His name. He’s here, and He’s the same yesterday today and forever. He is Almighty, and He is here to Heal. He longs to manifest Himself, He’s simply been waiting for someone with enough guts to preach His word the way it is being preached today. With boldness.

Today is the day of salvation, Today is the day of your healing.

5. The fifth reason you should be healed today is because Jesus healed everyone who came to him during His earthly ministry, and He is the same yesterday today and forever.

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Now there were some cases where He went to people, and they wouldn’t receive Him, and they were not healed. Yet, tonight, you have come to receive healing as an act of your will. He cannot fail.

Mark 5: 25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.

30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

Now if her faith made her whole, your faith will make you whole for God is no respecter of persons.

Some may say, Jesus did it for her but how do I know that He will do it for me?

Matthew 4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

Matthew 12:15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;

Luke 4:40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

Luke 6:17 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;

Luke 6:19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

Matthew 8:2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

Matthew 8:3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

He still will. Today.

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6. The sixth reason you should be healed today, is because God has committed healing to His church.

Matthew 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

19 ¶ So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

James 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

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I am an elder in the church. I am going to pray for you. I believe God’s Word. You will be healed, and don’t think there is some sin that will stop God’s healing power here tonight. If you have committed sins, they will be forgiven you.

7. The Final reason you should be healed today is that God’s Word is medicine.

Now this medicine is wonderful medicine. You cannot overdose, and it has wonderful side effects like wisdom, peace, prosperity and so on.

Pr 4:20 ¶ My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Health = marpe: a medicine, a cure, a deliverance, a healing, a remedy, with the sense of soundness and wholeness.

Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 13:17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

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Now some of you have been healed already, simply by sitting there. Why? Well, God kind of snuck up on you. While you have sat under His Word today. Something deep inside of you quietly decided to believe the word of God, and God acted according to your faith, and if you check you’ll discover that every symptom of pain, sickness and affliction has left your body as the Lord worked with me, gently walking all over the internet, performing His word, and healing the sick.

Yet, there are some of you who need the prayer of faith for you by the elders, and I am willing and available. Today is your day.

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Email your prayer requests: chris.aomministries@gmail.com

God’s gift of Divine Healing
Scriptural Prayers

I have simply copied the verse, and written a brief prayer afterwards, praying the verse back to our Father, who ever watches over His Word to perform it!

Psalms 30:2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

Thank you Father that you are my healer.

Psalms 107:20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

I thank you Father that you have sent your Word and healed me!

Isaiah 53: 4 ¶ Surely he hath borne our griefs,(sicknesses) and carried our sorrows(pains): yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Thank you Lord Jesus that you already took my sickness and pain on the cross. You were wounded for my transgressions, bruised for my iniquities, the chastisement I needed to obtain peace was already laid upon you, and by the stripes you took in your body, my body is healed. Father, I believe your Word, and thank you for performing it for me. Sickness, pain go, in Jesus name!

Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

No matter what doctors say, you are the great physician, Almighty God, my Creator. Heal me Lord.

Matthew 8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
Matthew 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

I thank you Father that Jesus fulfilled all the law and the prophets. That He is the same yesterday, today and forever. As He healed in his earthly ministry, so He is my shepherd now, healing me today. Thank-you Jesus for healing me.

Matthew 12:15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;

Matthew 14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

Matthew 15:30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them:

Matthew 19:2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.

Matthew 21:14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

Luke 4:40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

Luke 9:11 And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.

Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages)

Jesus, you healed everyone that had need of healing while you were on the earth. You said it was better that you go away, that the Holy Spirit be given, so that you can now heal anyone, anywhere that believes. I believe you are my healer. I receive your healing, now. I thank you that your Word and your spirit are working mightily in me effecting a healing and a cure.

Call for the elders of the church:

James 5: 14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Father, I thank you for elders in the body of Christ who you have gifted with faith for my healing. Where I’ve sinned against you, please show me and forgive me. I set myself in agreement with the elders of my church, and by faith, I receive my healing.

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Thank you Father that Jesus took stripes in His body that my body be healed.

Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Father, I speak to the mountains of sickness, disease, and pain and command them to move. I speak to poverty, debt and lack, and command these mountains move. I thank you for health, provision, and deliverance. In Jesus name, Amen.

Pr 4:20 ¶ My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health(marpe) to all their flesh.
23. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Father, I pay careful attention to your Word, keeping it in the midst of my heart. I thank you that it is health, healing, a remedy, a deliverance, a medicine, soundness and wholeness to every part of my being. By faith I keep my heart with all diligence, trusting that that words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart are acceptable in your sight.

Mark 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Father, I believe your supernatural power is negating any ill effects from any medicine, additive in my food or drink, or toxin in the environment. If I have drank any deadly thing, it shall in no way hurt me. I have had hands laid upon me, and I am recovering. Thank you for it, in Jesus name.

Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Sickness is from the devil, healing is from God. I thank you that the same anointing of the Holy Spirit that was on Jesus in His early ministry, is upon Him and His body now. I believe Jesus is healing me, and that all of Satan’s oppression is broken off of my life. Satan go! I thank you that the anointing is working in me mightily, effecting a healing and a cure.

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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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As you give, hear Holy Spirit what to give, and honestly expect God to reward you for your giving.

Matt 10: 41 He who receives and welcomes and accepts a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones [in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water because he is My disciple, surely I declare to you, he shall not lose his reward.

I have ‘see through’ faith for you, in this: Gal 3: 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
I believe I have a responsibility before God to be like Jesus, in every offering I receive. I receive it with thanksgiving, just like Jesus did the little boys lunch.
Then, because I walk and live by faith according to the blessing of Abraham, I believe that God will take your seed sown, and multiply it, according to what the blessing of Abraham promises:
Genesis 22:17 In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies

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It has been a joy to me, to see the hand of the living God act in the lives of those of you who have supported us this year!

Many have seen tremendous blessing come into your households, and for this we give thanks, and give Jesus all the glory!

YOUR Great Commission – Embracing YOUR Destiny!

YOUR Great Commission - Embracing YOUR Destiny!

Your Great Commission!

The Call of God!
Matt 10: 1 ¶ And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

In this passage of Scripture, we see Jesus commissioning His 12 disciples. There is much that we can learn from this, for Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever, and even as He commissioned these people, He has a specific commission for you, and your life.

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Notice the word ‘power’ used here. In English we have two words, we translate as power. The one used is ‘exousia’, which we understand as authority. The other word, ‘dunamis’ means explosive power, like dynamite. In this case, they were granted authority in the kingdom of God, and that authority was over all demons, sickness and disease. When they commanded these things to leave, it was expected that demonstrated, explosive power would result, expelling diseases, and healing the sick.

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Many think that once we become born-again, and perhaps even filled with the Holy Spirit, that we need to GO, into the harvest field He has provided for us. Yet, there is a call of God, then, after sufficient preparation, there is a commission of God. I remember my father, in serving in the navy, after four years of officer training, was granted his first commission as an officer. Though he had the rank when he enlisted, he did not yet have the authority to command men and equipment, until his commanding officers granted him a commission.

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In this case, Jesus had been training, disciplining, growing and teaching his disciples, for a period of years in the Word of God. They had been hand-picked and called by Him, yet not yet commissioned. Notice that the call does not equal the commission! The qualification for the call is character, a seemingly forgotten message any more in the Body of Christ. (Job description of Christian leaders is 1 Tim 3:1-7)

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I have also painfully learned, that the call and office of God, will come with a corresponding supernatural anointing, to perform signs, wonders, and miracles. Anointing does not equal appointing!

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/laborers-the-cry-of-heaven/

Just because I have received supernatural power with my heavenly calling, I need to learn how to walk in that power, so that I use it only to destroy darkness and devils, not people and ministries I am called to build, deliver, and set free. The word Christ, is not Jesus last name, but actually means ‘the anointed one’, referring to the oil of anointing upon His life, similar to that used to set one apart unto God in the office of a prophet or a king. In the case of the kingdom of God, this anointing oil refers to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit upon our lives. We are Christians – anointed ones, endued with supernatural power from God, to perform signs, wonders and miracles. Supernatural acts and actions should be normal in our lives, although it may take time, study, and discipline to grow into the fullness of our office and calling by the anointing, to that eventual day of appointing, in the timing of the Father. How often I have run ahead of God, excited about His supernatural acts in my life, instead of allowing the deeper work of instruction, sanctification, and purification of my motives to be performed inside of me, so that I could actually be set apart in the fullness of my leadership capacity.

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5 ¶ These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
12 And when ye come into an house, salute it.
13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

Notice here, that to have authority, one must be under authority.

Jesus is Lord, King, and commander in chief of our lives. We must be submitted, and committed to His leadership, and be seeking first the kingdom of God and His way of doing things, in every area of our lives. To do this, we must constantly study the Word of God, and be carefully listening to the voice, and promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Look at this verse:
5 ¶ These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Jesus told them WHERE not to go (to the Gentiles or Samaritans), and WHERE to go (to the lost sheep of the house of Israel).

Jesus has specific places for you to go also, and places and countries NOT to go. I know of people who have received open visions of countries they are called to go minister to, even as children, yet in many cases, they reach middle age, before God actually releases and sends them to the nation they have known about all their life.

I know of a woman, who at age seven, had a vision of serving as a missionary in India as a child, and yet she married a military officer who put her though literal hell on earth with his alcoholism and immorality. Yet, he provided well for their family, and they raised six children together. After their children were grown, at around age 60, her husband retired, and attended a Full Gospel Businessman’s meeting, and got right with Jesus, and filled with the Holy Spirit. Immediately, God dealt with him to go as a missionary to India, and by the time they were 65, off they went, mom and dad Hallas, to go preach. They have now, more than ten years later, won multitudes to Christ, and have an organization that oversees 200 churches and ministries, all across India. It is never too late to obey God!

One morning in prayer, as I was praying for many nations, Holy Spirit spoke to me:

‘The earth is my playground for obedient children!”

Hence the name of our ministry: AOM Ministries from: 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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I have asked for nations, and He has given them, and when I go, either in word or in person, He has given me authority there, AS I OBEY.

He will give you spaces and places, where you are called, His grace has made a way for you. It remains, for you to ask Him for nations, and to hear accurately WHERE, you are to serve, WHEN.

7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

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Next, we see that He told them WHAT to preach. You can never go wrong in preaching the gospel, the power of God.

Let me make it easy for you: Simply cut and paste this link:https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/the-gospel-the-power-of-god/

Yet, we are to teach the whole counsel of God, not merely salvation. Notice here He told them to preach ‘the kingdom of heaven is at hand’. This is deep, and rather than try and teach the fullness of it here I would refer you to the kingdom series of books by Dr. Myles Munroe. Let me imply say, that the ‘kingdom of God’, or the ‘kingdom of heaven’, is the ‘supreme rule and reign of Jesus’. Everything we need for life and godliness has already been provided for us in God’s Word, by his exceedingly great and precious promises. When His promises are publicly proclaimed, He produces power to perform that which He has decreed, and His kingdom destroys all opposition, and answers the deepest needs of every human heart.

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The gospel then, or good news, is the ‘manifest love and rule of Jesus’, and where He rules, there is peace, for He is the Prince of peace! When the Word of God is embraced and set in place in our lives, our families, communities, states, and nations, there comes peace – Shalom, literally ‘nothing missing, nothing broken’. The answer to every problem in life, in every area, is Jesus. WHAT do we preach? WHATEVER part of the kingdom the greatest need of the people is.
Now, I have learned over the years that Jesus, is ‘the Word was made flesh,’ John 1:14
As we study, grow, practice what we have learned, the word becomes flesh in us.

If we understand that the kingdom of God is the supreme rule and reign of God in the earth, then we see something interesting. The kingdom first must come to us, inside of us, as we learn the higher ways of the Word of God, and then, as we live, teach and preach that which we have learned and applied to our own lives, the kingdom of God flows through us, to the people in need.

So how do we prepare?

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I am convinced that the fastest way to do this, is to attend a Bible school somewhere, where a myriad of instructors, seasoned from multitude years of walking with the Lord, can teach, train, and equip you for your specific gift and calling to this generation. It was a privilege to attend full time for me, in a new city and country, so that I could become immersed in the Word of God for the two year course of study, but many cannot do that, and do it part time, days, nights, correspondence, or on-line. In any case, get it done! No one can qualify you, but you yourself.

It is worth any price on earth, to be fully equipped to bear eternal fruit, and reap eternal rewards with our lives.

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Yes, we learn certain things through our local church, and through Christian schools, and many great teaching ministries. We apprentice through serving in various areas of our church, or on short term missions trips, and these are wonderful opportunities to help us raise the right questions in our hearts, as we see the screaming needs of humanity, then go to God in prayer, and He answers by opening His Word to our understanding…

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So then, while academic learning is essential, there must be corresponding life application, or we become mentally competent, yet practically inept. Certain things in the kingdom must be done, not merely learned. To say, that you can lay hands on the sick, and they will recover is great, but unless the disciple starts actually laying hands upon, and praying for the sick, the instruction is only mental. There are things the Lord teaches us over the years in a divine healing ministry, that did not come in a day, or in my case, even many years. I am still praying for the sick, still seeing them healed, and often, having to go back to the Lord, asking Him WHY!!! Certain people did not get healed…yet Jesus healed them all! As we become more like Him, we too, will see more and greater healings and miracles! It is a journey of lifetime growth.

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When you preach, you will demonstrate, and this demonstration is a drug, for which I am ever addicted. As the sick are healed, demons destroyed, miracles wrought, and mighty signs, wonders and miracles accompany the preaching of His Word, I am ever humbled at the majesty, love, mercy, graciousness, and power of God. It never gets old, every time I see a wheelchair emptied, a blind eye opened, and deaf ear opened, I stand amazed at His great love and goodness.

Job 9:10 Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.

WHEN to go, WHERE you are supposed to go, speaking WHAT He gives you to speak, there will be demonstration of the kingdom in power, might, glory, and love that humble us, and ignite worship, praise, and passion, like nothing else will.

When the 70 were sent out: Lu 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

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Yet, Jesus did not end his instruction there, He warned them of the pride of satan, 18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/test-the-spirits-love-truth/
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Yet, He was happy they went!

v21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth,

Let’s live to continually put a smile on Jesus face! You got to GO to do that!

Finally, let’s look at HOW we are supposed to go.

Godly vision can be spelled MONEY.

v 8.freely ye have received, freely give. (We may NEVER charge for the power and gifts of God in us!)
9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
12 And when ye come into a house, salute it.
13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

Now in this case, Jesus told these disciples to go, bringing nothing but the Word and power of God, and that people would care for their every need, food, clothes, transportation, and they did not need a weapon. I know people that live just that way: He speaks, and they move, and He supernaturally moves on the hearts of people to open homes, stores, and businesses, to them, and around the world they go.

Yet, I believe it is a fair prayer, to ask the Lord when, and HOW He would have us go to places He has called us.

At the last supper in Luke 22:35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye anything? And they said, Nothing.
36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

In the first commissioning, He sent them to Israel, where the people had hospitality laws for strangers, and where they were generally protected, needing no weapon. Now, He sends them to the nations, and He commissions them to get a weapon, and to have money.
HOW are you going to go? By faith surely, but faith is not blind.

Faith sees ahead, and can provide for upcoming expenditures, and plans for the future.

Yes, surely there are times He may simply say, GO! Yet, there are other times He will specifically direct you how to raise financial support for something He wants done, and He will speak to others to get involved with your vision, and directive.

Your provision, is in accurately hearing and writing your specific vision, so that those called alongside to support you, can run with you in it.

Hab 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
Hab 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

In case you are interested, here is mine, but you need to write yours! https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/aomministries-2015-master-plan/

This is the topic of an entire teaching, but let me say this. You were created for a purpose, on purpose. There is a reason and season for your life, and God, if you seek Him, will reveal to you, your specific vision.

It is progressive. In 2013, January, God clearly told me to birth AOM Ministries, and to close my companies, and to go full time.
Though I preached, taught, and prayed often 8 hours a day, it was not until April of last year, that I was able to have a 15 point yearly mandate that I have been aggressively working on since then.
Hearing accurately, then committing your current life’s mandate, to words, accurately, will take time. As you are doing this, recognize this principal: We often hear God accurately, but err in interpretation, or application, in our attempts to obey what He said.

Here is a perfect example of this:
In 2013 I felt the Lord tell me to pioneer 100 Bible schools, through the Victory IVBI program.
So, I interpreted that by trying to do that the way I had heard of other ministers experiencing success in doing this. I thought I should immediately travel to many countries, perhaps with evangelists hosting mass crusades, and then introduce the need for Bible schools at leadership meetings, and then carefully follow up with those leaders interested in hosting a school in their church and ministries.

Being a man of action, I began planning speaking engagements in several foreign countries, and sent out a support letter making the need know, believing that God would speak to people to pay my expenses to go to these countries.

Money did not come. So I stayed faithful with my daily disciplines of reading my daily Bible reading, completing my faith confessions, journaling, and spending hours each day praying in the Holy Spirit. I began to post the daily Bible reading on my Facebook page, to both encourage others to read through their Bible each year, and to keep myself accountable to this discipline. I then began to write up a daily devo, for people to read, and the rest is history.

This little devotional now goes out to thousands of people each day, and is growing in popularity daily, as people read, share, cut and paste, and email it around the world using Social Media and various internet.

This has resulted in contacts and Skype calls with many leaders, that I refer directly to Victory. My records show that as a result of these simple referrals, there have been 53 applications for schools in 8 countries! Only Heaven will be able to fully record the fulness of this!

I say this to make a point. Did I hear Holy Spirit accurately?

YES!

Yet, I erred in interpretation, and application. Truthfully, my two actual mission trips last year to Canada and Mexico, have not yet yielded even one school, while this Social Media outreach is growing, blossoming, and bursting at the seams!

Ac 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

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It is this Word of God that is needed in the earth, not me, my great intellect, personality, charisma, or zeal and passion.

Jesus is Lord, not me, and it is truly He that commissions and watches over His Word to perform it, not me.

Job 33:15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,
17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.

When He performs His Word, He gets the glory, for He can handle it, for He is worthy!

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When we perform His Word, we can become guilty, or at least in danger of pride. Satan himself, chief worship leader of heaven, fell from before the very throne of God, through pride.

How much more can we, sinful, broken humanity err….!

He will provide, if we remain humble. You have a call, a commission, a message, and a place and space, where you have been provided for, your great commission…

Let’s Pray:
‘Father, we say yes to Your call, Your preparation and instruction, You commission, Your wisdom, clarity and direction as we go, and You specific instructions as to how you have provided for me, my family, and the needs of those I am called to. Move in our lives today, and reveal, correct, direct, anoint freshly, and protect and provide for us, as we obey. Deliver and protect us from distractions, in Your name I pray Lord Jesus. Amen!’

Defeating Envy: LEAD – For God’s Sake!

 

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Defeating ENVY – LEAD, for God’s Sake!

Let’s look at a couple of verses from the Scripture on the topic of Envy:

Proverbs 27:4
Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Matthew 27:18
For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

Acts 7:9
And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him

Galatians 5:26
Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another

Philippians 1:15
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

James 3:16
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work

Some years ago, as I was studying Biblical prosperity, I heard sister Gloria Copeland preach an insightful message on ‘exposing the spirit of envy’. This is the ‘keeping up with the Jones’ mentality, that will open the door to greed, covetousness, pride, contention, strife, and every evil work.

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God is a good God, and I am convinced that He wants us, His children to prosper, financially: what parent does not want good things for their children?

Here is the definition of Envy:

ENVY:
ˈenvē/
noun
noun: envy; plural noun: envies.
  1. a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck.
    “she felt a twinge of envy for the people on board”
    synonyms: jealousy, covetousness; More

    the green-eyed monster
    “a pang of envy”
    • a person or thing that inspires envy.
      “their national health service is the envy of many in Europe”
      synonyms: finest, best, pride, top, cream, jewel, flower, leading light,the crème de la crème

      “the firm is the envy of Europe”
verb
verb: envy; 3rd person present: envies; past tense: envied; past participle: envied; gerund or present participle: envyin
g.desire to have a quality, possession, or other desirable attribute belonging to (someone else).
“he envied people who did not have to work on weekends”
  1. synonyms: be envious of, be jealous of; More

    begrudge, be resentful of

    “I admired and envied her”

Obviously, Envy, and her green-eyed monster sister, jealously are from hell, and enemies to be destroyed, in our own hearts.

The question is, how?

I am comforted by this verse:

3 John 1:2
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth

God’s way of prosperity, is an inside job. He always works from the inside out.

Money, wealth, material things are blessings for sure, but can never satisfy the depths of any human heart. Only a deep personal relationship with Jesus, receiving the depths of His love, wisdom, forgiveness, affirmation, encouragement, and comfort can ever do that…

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Prosperity, without corresponding development of one’s soul, can ruin us. The very things that are blessings, that should produce humility and gratefulness in our hearts towards God, can become instruments of pride, self-exaltation, greed, haughtiness, and a host of other evils rooted in our own selfishness…

How do we defeat envy and jealousy within us?

We must grow in grace and knowledge of Jesus through the Word of God!

Proverbs 1:32
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

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Money must be mastered. It makes a great servant, but a cruel Lord.

As long as we, by the Holy Spirit, rule money through the fruit of the Holy Spirit of self-control, it makes a great servant.

If we do not with great strength master it, it will quickly seek to turn the tables and make us serve it, and we will find as we journey down it’s pathway, that there is a very real task-master holding the proverbial carrot on a stick in front of the donkey, that we chase, but can never quite obtain, while we bear it’s burdens and tasks…We see the carrot, and pursue it, but cannot easily see the invisible hand holding the stick: satan, or one of his minions, quietly exercising more and more insidious control of our lives.

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Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death
Doing right with money, will grant you favor with God to have a continually supply, but no amount of money can protect one from destruction for violation of the Word of God.

My son is ten years old, and I have worked hard on keeping the heart strings tight between us, endeavoring to not only mold him scholastically, calling out and developing the mighty man he is called to be, but pray, with God’s help, that he will pick up not only the lessons I teach him, but the very spirit of why I instruct him so strenuously.
Over the holiday, I overheard an interchange between he and his BFF (Best Friend Forever), another boy, named Jack. There were both excitedly telling each other what they got for Christmas, and suddenly, my son yelled: “Dad! Guess what? Jack got a new smart phone for Christmas, and a bike!”

He was not envious, jealous, nor competitive with his best friend, rather, a partaker of his joy, and truly excited for his friend!

Would to God that we all had friends like that!
Instead of people who compete, and play the old ‘one-upmanship’ game!

Why cannot we adopt this spirit seen in my son, recognizing that we all have a loving heavenly Father, that delights to give us good things, as we serve Him. When we see a friend or colleague receive a blessing, why cannot we shout out:  in faith towards heaven:NEXT!

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In leadership, we study, and we quietly make decisions, set goals, and then pursue them, with fire, intensity, and bull dogged resolve!

I read this quote today along those lines, and it seems to fit here:

To protect against envious people, as you create things:

You have a brain and mind, use it, and reach your own decisions. If you need facts or information from other people to reach decisions as, as you probably will, in many instances, acquire these facts or secure the information you need quietly, without disclosing your purpose….
If you talk more than listen, you not only deprive yourself of many opportunities to accumulate useful knowledge, but also disclose you plans and purposes to people who take great delight in defeating you, because they ENVY you.
Genuine wisdom is usually conspicuous though modesty and silence…
TELL THE WORLD WHAT YOU INTEND TO DO, BUT FIRST, SHOW IT! DEEDS BEFORE TALK!”
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich, p 195

Mr. Hill hit the nail on the head in this. (If you would like my thoughts on Mr. Hills 25 year study of leadership commissioned by Andrew Carnegie, from a Biblical standpoint, please read: (https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/leadership-the-fate-of-the-world-depends-upon-it/)

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Unfortunately, it is a fallen world, and we cannot share our hearts, dreams, plans, or purposes, with everyone: sometimes, even those close to us, will take our designs and run with them.

I have had that happen in business a couple times, whereby we discovered and developed an innovative new product, then innocently showed it to some wealthy people, to try and solicit interest, only to have them take it from us, and produce it themselves, making the profits we should have obtained.

We forgive, and learn…

Make a commitment to growth!

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/learn-and-apply-something-new-today/

Not mere academic knowledge, but education of heart, in our spirit, through the Word of God.

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/the-word-of-god-shall-talk-with-thee/

I believe firmly, that academic knowledge, without corresponding development of the heart in morality, will simply produce intelligent criminals.

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God would develop our whole person: spirit, soul (mind and intellect) and our body. (The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Leadership, can be spelled R-E-S-P-O-N-S-B-I-L-I-T-Y!

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I think of the great Biblical leaders, and the responsibility they each faced:

Abraham: Had 400 employees directly working for him.
David: Incredible enemies, and the responsibility of managing and ruling an entire nation.
Moses: Led, provided for, and governed 3 million former slaves.
Joseph: Governed the nation of Egypt, but also looked after the food distribution of Egypt food stocks to not only Egypt, but also surrounding nations, during a famine he knew would last for 7 years, with enough strength of character and will, that the food supplies did not run out until the famine ended.

Sure, we can use these, and others, as great examples of faith, courage, prayer, etc, but what about the integrity, and responsibility they exercised before God, to lead in their spheres of influence, well.

Would to God, that we too, might grow in integrity before God, to do the same, for the betterment of humanity, not merely our own selfish desires!

We must commit to grow, the world depends upon it….

Let’s Pray:
‘Father, men look on the outward, You look upon the heart! Search me, cleanse me from envy, competition, pride, and my own selfish greed’s and ambitions, that I might, in purity of heart and purpose, grow, lead, and become the leader You have need of, in this, my generation. Educate my heart, Father, that my moral strength, become greater than my physical or mental abilities, that I might truly grow into becoming the person of excellence, you require. Prosper me Father, that You be glorified in my well being, as Your child. This, I ask, in Your precious name, Lord Jesus, Amen!’

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Give in faith!

1 Corinthians 9:11 If we have sown [the seed of] spiritual good among you, [is it too] much if we reap from your material benefits?

1 Corinthians 9:14 [On the same principle] the Lord directed that those who publish the good news (the Gospel) should live (get their maintenance) by the Gospel.

Paul goes on to say, that he did not use his position as a minister of the gospel to take up offerings, rather he worked, making tents, to support himself. You might notice here, that Paul was not married, nor did he have children. Family responsibilities take time, and just as you bust a move on your job to provide for your family, I work every bit as hard, doing this, faithful to the Lord in prayer and the ministry of His Word, to you.

I will never charge for this: it my responsibility to God, my calling. Freely I have been given, now, I freely give…

As you give, hear Holy Spirit what to give, and honestly expect God to reward you for your giving.

Matt 10: 41 He who receives and welcomes and accepts a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones [in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water because he is My disciple, surely I declare to you, he shall not lose his reward.

I am a five-fold ministry gift and office – this is my life – I pray, I hear, I write, and wonderful things happen. You have your job description, I have mine – this is mine….

I have ‘see through’ faith for you, in this: Gal 3: 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

I believe I have a responsibility before God to be like Jesus, in every offering I receive. I receive it with thanksgiving, just like Jesus did the little boys lunch.

Then, because I walk and live by faith according to the blessing of Abraham, I believe that God will take your seed sown, and multiply it, according to what the blessing of Abraham promises:

Genesis 22:17 In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies

It has been a joy to me, to see the hand of the living God act in the lives of those of you who have supported us this year!

Many have seen tremendous blessing come into your households, and for this we give thanks, and give Jesus all the glory!