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The Lessons of Jacob Marley

THE LESSONS OF JACOB MARLEY 1. “I wear the chains I forged in life.” What we do here, determines our position there! Hebrews 9:27 (NET) People are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment. We’re either storing up treasure or we’re storing up judgment. Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 (TLB) For the living at least know that they will die! But the dead know nothing [about their future] . . . .Whatever they did in their lifetimes—loving, hating, envying—is long gone,…

The Prince of Peace

THE PRINCE OF PEACE We sing Christmas songs and get Christmas cards about peace and joy, but most people have never experienced that peace, or are living in that joy. Luke 2:13-14 (NIV) Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” It’s NOT peace on earth; it’s peace in YOU! John 14:27 (TLB) I am…

Heart Treasure Part 4

THE OVERFLOW PRINCIPLE Matthew 22:37 (NKJV) You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. . . . Love the Lord your God with every passion of your heart, with all the energy of your being, and with every thought that is within you. – TPT Luke 6:45 (VOICE) A person full of goodness in his heart produces good things; a person with an evil reservoir in his heart…

Heart Treasure Part 3

THE HEART’S DEEP ABIDING BELIEFS Matthew 12:35 (NKJV) A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. GOOD – Empowered by God in life, through faith. EVIL – Toiling alone in misery, through distrust. TREASURE – The thoughts we store up in our heart. Research has found that the electromagnetic field of the heart is approximately 5,000 times greater in strength…

Heart Treasure Part 2

PREPARING OUR HEARTS FOR HARVEST Matthew 12:35 (NKJV) A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. GOOD – Empowered by God in life, through faith. EVIL – Toiling alone in misery, through distrust. TREASURE – The thoughts we store up in our heart. Mark 4:13-20 (TPT) [Jesus] said to them [his disciples], “If you don’t understand this parable, how will…

Heart Treasure Part 1

UNDERSTANDING SPIRIT, SOUL, & BODY Matthew 12:35 (NKJV) A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. GOOD – Empowered by God in life, through faith. EVIL – Toiling alone in misery, through distrust. TREASURE – The thoughts we store up in our heart. Matthew 12:35 (DEL) A man is empowered by God because of the faith-filled thoughts he has been…

Battle Ready Part 4

THE HOLY SPIRIT IN PRAYER Romans 8:26 (Clear Word) The Holy Spirit is always ready to help us. [At times] we don’t even know how we should pray or what we really need, and when we think we do, we don’t know how to say it right. The Holy Spirit takes our deepest emotions and longings and puts them into the beautiful language of heaven, pleading with God for us as if we were right there. 1 Corinthians 14:14 (BASIC)…

Battle Ready Part 3

DIFFERENT KINDS OF PRAYER Ephesians 6:18 (GW) Pray in the Spirit in every situation. Use every kind of prayer and request there is. The Prayer of Consecration Surrendering to God’s will. Luke 22:42 (KJV) Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. Prayer Guidelines: This prayer is used to dedicate ourself to God’s plan. This prayer is used to keep our flesh in check. This is the only prayer we…

Battle Ready Part 2

THE LORD’S PRAYER Matthew 6:8-13 (NKJV) Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is…

Battle Ready Part 1

HOW WE RELATE TO GOD IN PRAYER God has a unique plan for you and me. We all have areas of our lives in which we need God’s help—God’s power and wisdom—to succeed. Prayer puts us in touch with God’s supernatural power. John 15:4-5 (NIV) Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the…