Great is Thy Faithfulness

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The basic idea of faithfulness is firmness or certainty. “The core of this Hebrew concept is firmness, reliability or steadfastness. To believe is to hold on to something firmly, with conviction and confidence. It is implied that steadfastness is sought in the object believed, and in laying hold of the object, the believer himself will…

Zealous for Good Works

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  There are personal works that God has prepared as well as works for all his children such as the manifestations of the spirit. They are always GOOD works to do. What are some of the things we can focus and be committed to doing? 1. Prayer 2. Giving 3. Thanksgiving 4. Acts of Service…

Captain of Salvation

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The names and titles of Jesus Christ show not only what he has accomplished but also what he is doing today. Seated at right hand of God means he has all authority, but also that he is carrying out God’s will as his CEO (chief executive officer). He has given us his name to use…

Power in the Name of Jesus Christ – Part 1

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Jesus’ names and titles show what he has accomplished, but also what he is doing today and how he functions in the church. The first name we looked at is “the Breaker.” Micah 2:13 The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out…

Power in the Name of Jesus Christ – Part 2

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The Shepherd The shepherd tends the flock by leading them to a place of pasture and quiet water so the sheep can be free to rest. Then he takes care of, protects and heals them if necessary. Psalms 23:1 says the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want and John 10:11 says Jesus is…

Forbearing One Another

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…And hold up one another in love (Ephesians 4:2) There are four aspects of forbearance to consider: HOLD ONTO – sustain, assist, give strength to HOLDING UP – with hope as an anchor to our soul HOLDING BACK – as God does with us HOLDING ON – endure Ephesians 4:15 But we should be steadfast…

In Your Strength

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David was a king, yet he acknowledged that everything he had, all his strength was in God. It was his strength and song. We are strengthened today because of our connection to God and the Lord Jesus Christ. This teaching is a short word study on the Hebrew word OZ. The word picture for oz…

Watching and Waiting

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What does it mean to look to God? There are 19 different Hebrew words and at least 19 different Greek words that are translated “look.” In this teaching, we concentrated on two principles: watching and waiting. We watch carefully, and earnestly looking for the answer from God, like a spy seeking for the clues. Then…

Oh the Blessedness

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How do we continue to have joy in our lives sometimes despite the circumstances? The Hebrew for “blessed” comes from a root verb that means to go straight forward, proceed on a path. To be blessed a person has to do something, then he gets something from God in return (a benefit or promise). Five…

Authority of the Sons of God

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The Authority of the Sons of God A definition of authority is “delegated power” (Kenneth Hagin) and another definition is “the right to give orders or make decisions.” This sharing is a comparison of Jesus’ and our authority with uses of the word for authority and doulos – a slave who was set free and…

Growing in Faith: Waiting on the Lord

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Growing in Faith: Waiting on the Lord Hezekiah got sick right after the victory against the Assyrians and since he had no son, the Christ line would have been broken if he had not been healed. The revelation about his death changed when he humbled himself and cried out to God (2 Kings 20:1-7 and…

Growing in Faith: Grace Wins

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Growing in Faith: Grace Wins The core meaning of faith is what you put in your mind with certainty comes to pass. Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing, which means “careful hearing as well as responding appropriately in obedience or action.” The first example is of Hannah in 1 Samuel 1-2 where she…

Growing in Faith: Trust and Confidence

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Growing in Faith: Trust and Confidence Our whole lives are a growing in faith, from the beginning of faith (when we are born again) to the end of faith (Romans 1:17). And the word of faith is in our mouth and heart (Romans 10:8-11). We can learn to run to God as our refuge because…

Words of Intercession

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Eph. 6:18 APNT And with all prayers and with all petitions, pray at all times spiritually, and in prayer, be watchful in every season, praying continually and interceding for all the holy [ones], This verse in KJV has two times “supplication” is used. The first one is petitions and the last intercession. Two points in…