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Miracles in The Madness You Will Fly Again – 05-03-21

FS Miracle Monday

Miki Maynard

Miracles in The Madness

You Will Fly Again

Recently, I had a vision of an eagle flying high above everything. The eagle had what looked like a lazor beam shooting out from its eye as it looked below. I asked the Lord what it meant, and the Spirit spoke to my heart that it’s the mindset and focus of the eagle. Its vision allows it not to miss what it should see. It allows it to be who it is supposed to be and do what it’s supposed to do.

Overcomers Despite The Trials and Attacks

I feel like there are some believers who are eagles that have been weighed down by limitations ultimately caused by attacks that come from manipulators, naysayers, and haters. Although, as Christians, we know we will always be persecuted and go through trials. The specific attacks I am talking about involve injustices and have been going on for years.

It has caused some of you, who normally plow through barriers, to start to feel as though whenever you try to do certain things to advance in areas that are important to you, that you are prevented in some way or another. You are beginning to realize that it has been a weapon formed against you to try to get you to quit and give up.

I’m not talking about doors that God has not opened. I wouldn’t advise anyone to push on a door but allow God to open them. I’m talking about deliberate efforts from some that are out of the ordinary that I’ll talk about more later. The thing is, God sees it all.

Isaiah 40:27 says, why would you say, “Yahweh isn’t paying attention to my situation. He has lost all interest in what happens to me.”

There have been some that have trespassed your boundaries and messed with your life trying to get you to quit following God’s plan for your life.

Years ago, when I was living in California and we were youth pastors, I kept feeling something very odd. My son was young, and I had my first baby girl, and I would put them down for their nap. I kept feeling like there was someone behind our backyard, in their backyard behind us, hiding behind their bush speaking curses at me. I wondered why in the world would I think of such a thing and dismissed it. I thought it was all in my head.

One day, when I felt like I was sensing it over and over again it wasn’t going away, I decided to stand at my window and looked intently toward the bush. Sure enough, a man stepped out from behind the bush and stood there and just stared at me.

I was young and naïve. I told some people, but nobody did anything. I didn’t know what to do either.

A few years later, I was on a plane with my husband joining him flying somewhere for ministry. I just loved flying and going with him and was enjoying it. A beautiful lady sat next to us. She told us that she practices witchcraft and showed us her ring. I wasn’t afraid at all, and we chatted awhile.

When I went to sleep, I felt a horrible slimy python-like serpent wrap itself around me and my mind was instantly hit with horrible things. I told people, but nobody did anything and I didn’t know what to do either. I have a better understanding now and would know what to do, and I have people around me who would help. We need each other in the Body of Christ.

I’m not saying every person who practices witchcraft would do this to someone. What I am saying is that we are living in a world where some want to get Christians, specifically, to quit working for God.

No Weapon Formed Against You Will Prosper

What is interesting is during this time, you have followed God’s leading into places that others haven’t understood. They have been critical of you. Like with Job, some have even said that you are in sin and this is why you are on the path that you are on.

You may say that I wouldn’t believe some of the things that have happened to you, but I would. The struggle has tried to make me feel like I’m not “measuring up.” Our Prophet, Jim Mellard reminds us all of the time that our feelings lie.

God has done so much, and I’ve experienced so many miracles during this “madness.” He has assured me that I am in His plan and it has a purpose. He will do that same for you.

“Many, Oh Lord, are wonders You have done, were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.” Psalm 40:5

The Development in the Struggle

In this place, you found a deep level of comfort from Him when you thought all hope was lost. When you wondered if you were left for naught, God performed miracles.

God has used this experience to develop your senses as you co-labor with Him. He has set up specific divine situations with people and situations. As you went to these places, you saw what He wanted you to see. So now as you are at this moment, you must not forget what He showed you. You will take this and use it as you go forward.

Sustaining Life in The Father’s Love

Keep yourself in a receptive mode because, you have been praying to abide at a deeper level of rest so you can stay in flight and His love will empower you.

There have been many in the Body of Christ that have showed a level of love based from Scripture that has been a sustaining life force during my time of going through this season.

Stay close to those who operate in the grace of God and surround yourself with people of love and discernment. His love is going to sustain you so you can operate in the greater level of overcoming you have been believing for despite it all. He is a God of miracles in the madness.

The Strong Arm of the Lord is Working on Behalf of His Children

Something that I keep seeing in a vision, is a strong arm coming in and grabbing an enemy and pushing him back and then down into defeat. The Lord is coming in with His Mighty Arm and overturning the tables of the enemy’s injustices with a pushing back of the outright attacks that will dispel their efforts.

We know that trials and tribulations will always be present. God uses them to His advantage to develop our trust in Him and disarm the enemy through the Fruits of the Spirit and demonstrations of the Spirit. He performs miracles in the madness. However, He is also going to overthrow a lot of them. Some of them, you will never see again.

The Love of God Will Flow from Your Heart to Show Compassion

We are known by our love. With love, we are as nothing, no matter how talented, gifted, or clever we are.

One of the major things that the Lord has taught me through the painful process is compassion. I’ve learned that it requires a perception. Although the eagle is strong and in the heavenlies, the vision includes compassion and love.

Sometimes, people just don’t understand to a full extent what they are doing. When those that have taken advantage of you realize what they have done, it will be more than enough to make them feel bad. As God’s people, we shouldn’t rub it in their face, so to speak.

Since you have the Father’s love in your heart, He will give you love to respond with compassion to those who have harmed you.

 Comfort My People! Comfort My People!

What I feel burning in my heart, over and over again, is the Spirit longing for those who will choose to, to bring comfort to God’s people.

Just like Noah or even Job, we can’t expect others to always get what God asks of us. Since you have gone through the process and seasons that others don’t understand, and know what it’s like to have those who were critical of what they perceived was happening, you can be compassionate to people.

We have to be confident in what is between Him and us. This is what the relationship is about. He has divine lessons of what He wanted you to see and experience. He wanted you to meet different people and learn from them and the circumstances you were in.

Now, we can extend the love of God not with a hidden attitude as “really having judgement in our heart towards them and try to extend help and just be nice,” but instead, be truly moved with the Spirit’s compassion to bring justice with reconciliation and restoration.

God’s Treasure in You to Comfort Others

Out of these places God has placed treasures in you. He will cause these treasures to manifest the goodness of God to comfort His people. You will be Christ to those who need Him.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all of our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

Verses

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Isaiah 40:1

Isaiah 40:27 says, Why would you say, “Yahweh isn’t paying attention to my situation. He has lost all interest in what happens to me.”

[He} who destroys the omens of the false prophets and makes fools of diviners; who confounds the wise and makes their knowledge foolishness. Isaiah 44:25

 Restoration of Israel through Cyrus

This is what the Lord, your Redeemer who formed you from the womb, says:

I am the Lord, who made everything;
who stretched out the heavens by myself;
who alone spread out the earth;
who destroys the omens of the false prophets
and makes fools of diviners;
who confounds the wise
and makes their knowledge foolishness;

 who confirms the message of his servant
and fulfills the counsel of his messengers;
who says to Jerusalem, “She will be inhabited,”
and to the cities of Judah, “They will be rebuilt,”
and I will restore her ruins. Isaiah 44:24-26

He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of a wilderness; He encircles him, He cared for him, He guarded him as the apple of His eye. Deuteronomy 32:10

His promise is that He crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:4-5

The LORD shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you; they will come out against you one way and will flee before you seven ways. Deuteronomy 28:7

Then the seers will be ashamed and the diviners will be disgraced. They will all cover their mouths because there is no answer from God. Micah 3:7

A sword is against her false prophets, and they will become fools. A sword is against her warriors, and they will be filled with terror. Jeremiah 50:36

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.  1 Corinthians 13:1-3

When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him. Colossians 2:15

But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him]
Will gain new strength and renew their power;
They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun];
They will run and not become weary,
They will walk and not grow tired. Isaiah 40:31

Restore Your Eyesight – April 22, 2021

Restore Your Eyesight
Pastor Scott Coy
April 22, 2021

Mathew 7:3
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

We all need to go to the Spiritual Eye Doctor on regular basis to help us get our vision corrected. The word mote can also be translated as a twig or even a straw.

When I was in my early teens, one day we were irrigating on the farm, as I was walking to the ditch I went under some trees and a ‘twig’ caught me in the eye. I screamed from the immediate pain and instantly pulled it out, that hurt too.

But after a few moments, the pain stopped, and I was alright. For symbolic effect, had I continued with that twig in my eye I could have stumbled in the ditch.

Most people do not want to remove the twig from their eyes, because it can be painful, leaving it in place seems normal and even pleasant, but eventually, it will lead you straight into a ditch or a mote of your own demise.

Twigs come in different types of sins, the judgment of others, adultery, fornication, drugs, and the list never ends. It’s easy for us to criticize the faults of others and even laugh at their failures.

If we refuse to remove our faults the twig can become a beam so fixed in place that we need a surgeon to remove it. The best way to remove a twig, is to renew your mind, and how do you do that?
Simple, read your Bible.

He is: Logos – The Word

Blessing’s

Head’s Up – April 28, 2021

FS Word of Power
April 28, 2021
Eva Windahl

“Heads Up!”

Proverbs 4:25-27 (The Voice)
25 Keep your head up, your eyes straight ahead,
and your focus fixed on what is in front of you.
26 Take care you don’t stray from the straight path,
the way of truth, and you will safely reach the end of your road.
27 Do not veer off course to the right or the left;
step away from evil and leave it behind.

The book of Proverbs instructs how to SUCCEED in our attempt to reach our goal: destination HEAVEN! Reading verses 25-27 in chapter 4 it all sounds so easy: heads up, eyes fixed ahead and walking straight! But in reality, it is hard not to lose focus, it´s difficult not get sidetracked and keep on the right way. Why? Well- the enemy is busy trying to prevent us from becoming who we are called to be ambassadors of Christ. But sometimes it´s just us- we just cave in after being tempted and feel guilty and ashamed. Even Apostle Paul knew of the battle between flesh and spirit: “Romans 7:19-20 “For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.”
But PRAISE GOD there is HOPE! Paul continues by reminding us :4 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

The Word instructs us to keep our eyes on Jesus! Follow hard after Him…and He will make all your paths sure and straight! TO HELP US FOCUS FORWARD AND FOLLOW CHRIST allow me to encourage with the following:

First thing in the morning, will you,

1. Through prayer, seek God’s presence and help with every event, every encounter, every decision that will come to you?

Throughout the day, will you,

2. Pray for grace to choose activities and relationships that will delight God’s heart and build His kingdom?

Last thing at night, will you,

3. Give praise to God for His constant help, His abiding love, and His leading you forward throughout the day?

If your answer is YES- it will help you to stay focused and overcome any enemy attacks on your spiritual walk with Christ. If you are determined and keep your HEAD UP- you hear Him say one day: WELCOME home!

// Blessings,

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The Gospel of Matthew – Lesson 5 (Continued)

LESSON 5

 THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

 CHPTRS.12-15

 Chapter 13

Matthew 13:1-58

Matt. 13:1-15

 Matt. 13: 1-15 On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea.2 And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.3 Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: “Behold, a sower went out to sow.4 “And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them.5 “Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth.6 “But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away.7 “And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them.8 “But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.9 “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”10 And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”11 He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.12 “For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.13 “Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.14 “And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: 1 ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive; 15 For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.’ (taken from Is. 6:10)

13:1-15 THE PARABLES OF THE SOVEREIGNDOM And in that day Yah Shua goes from the house and sits upon the hand of the sea: and vast congregations congregate toward him: and as he ascends a sailer, and sits: and all the congregation is standing upon on the shore of the sea. THE PARABLE OF THE SEEDER  And he is wording much with parables, wording, Behold, a seeder goes to seed: and when seeding some has fallen upon the hand of the way and the flyers come and eat: others fall upon rock, there not having been much soil and straightway they sprout because of there not having been depth of soil: and when the sun rises they scorch and because of there not having been root, they wither: and others fall among thorns and the thorns ascend and choke them: and others fall on graced earth and give fruit — having one hundred and having sixty and having thirty. To him having ears to hear, Hear. WHY PARABLES?  And the disciples approach and word to him, Why you word you to them with parables?  And he answers them, wording, To you is given to know the mystery of the sovereigndom of the heavens: and to them they are not given: for he who has, is given to him: and abounds to him: and to him not having, what he has is taken from him.  Because to these I word with parables: because seeing, they see not: and hearing, they hear not: and they understand not: and in them is shelemed the prophecy of Yesha Yah that words, Hearing, you hear, and understand not: and seeing you see, and know not: for the heart of this people callouses and their ears hear difficultly: and their eyes shut lest they see with their eyes . Aramaic NC

 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

“Who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Matthew 13:9This exhortation refers to our spiritual hearing. As we respond to His anointed Word, knowing that He made us to be spiritually sensitive, we can begin to receive and understand the things of His Kingdom. Therefore, a principle can be established.

“For the ministered Word to become spiritual food, it must proceed from the presence of the Lord through an anointed ministry, in an atmosphere of the anointing.” As His anointed word is quickened within us, and we receive an impartation of “spirit and life,” we will grow into the “fullness of His image and stature.” If we stay in a Church where there is no anointed ministry for reasons such as, “our friends or family are there,” we will not receive spiritual food and we will remain spiritual babies. The Word of God is never fully understood through study, but rather by revelation. We will be amazed at how much we know about the Lord and spiritual things, as we respond to the anointed Word. As our spirits are open to receive, the Lord has much to impart to us. For this to become a reality in our lives, we must listen to the “Anointed Word,” and spend time “Waiting upon the Lord” in His presence. Wade Taylor

Matt. 13: 16-17 “But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear;17 “for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”

13:16-17 And graced — your own eyes that see: and your ears that hear. For Amen! I word to you, That many prophets and just panted to see what you see and saw not: and to hear what you hear and heard not: Aramaic NC

 THE PARABLES OF JESUS Introduction to The Parables (Matt. 13:1-3,10-17) 

 

INTRODUCTION

1. During His earthly ministry, as Jesus went about preaching and teaching, He frequently used parables – cf. Mt 13:1-3, 13:34-35.
a. It has been estimated that at least one-third of Jesus’ recorded teaching is found in the parables.
b. Certainly many of the most often remembered sayings of Jesus are His parables.

2. It is therefore proper for disciples today to ask such questions as:
a. What is a parable?
b. Why did Jesus teach in parables?
c. What are they about?
d. How should we interpret them?

3. With this lesson, we begin a study on The Parables of Jesus.
a. This first lesson will serve as an introduction to the parables in general.
b. Succeeding lessons will examine the parables in particular. Let’s begin this “Introduction to The Parables by noticing:

I. THE DEFINITION OF PARABLE

A. THE WORD PARABLE….
1. Is a transliteration of the Greek parabole(para-bow-LAY).
2. Means to place beside, to cast alongside.
3. As defined by Vine’s Expository Dictionary of N.T. Words, it signifies a placing of one thing beside another with a view to comparison.
4. Description of a parable.

a. As a story that places one thing beside another for the purpose of teaching.
b. It puts the known next to the unknown so that we may learn.

5. A parable can usually be identified by the use of the word like or as – cf. Mt 13:31,33 (modern English a simile).

B. AS USED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, A PARABLE.
1. Is usually a story or narrative drawn from nature or human circumstances.
2. From which spiritual lessons can be made by comparison — A common definition of a parable is “.an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. The next question often raised is: Why did Jesus teach in parables? In other words, why did he not simply speak straightforward when He was teaching? To understand why, consider………

II. THE PURPOSE OF THE PARABLES OF JESUS

A. THE PRIMARY PURPOSE WAS TO CONCEAL
1. Jesus began speaking in parables because of the hardness of many people’s hearts – cf. Matt. 13:10-17.
a. The disciples’ attitude was such that they were blessed to learn the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven – Matt. 13: 10-12,16-17.
b. But because of the hard hearts of many in the multitude, Jesus began speaking to them in parables – Matt. 13:13-15; cf. Mark 4:10-12.
c. He would then explain the parables in private to His disciples – Mark 4:33-34 2. By resorting to parables, Jesus effectively separated the truth-seekers from the curiosity-seekers!
d. Those seeking the truth would say: Explain to us the parable… – Matt. 13:36 b. Whereas the simply curious could easily be sent away.

2. Indeed, Jesus used parables to carry out Divine judgement/justice. – cf. Matt. 13:12
a. For whoever has (a good heart, listening ears), to him more will be given, and he will have abundance (by virtue of the parable being explained).
a. But whoever does not have (a good heart, listening ears), even what he has will be taken away from him (by virtue of being sent away with the multitude).

B. BUT ANOTHER PURPOSE WAS TO REVEAL…
1. Even though the primary purpose in telling parables was to conceal the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven from the Pharisees!
a. For once the disciples understood the basic meaning of the parables.
a. The comparison of the known (earthly) truths with the unknown”(heavenly) truths would shed further light on the unknown.
2. Therefore, with the help of the Lord’s explanation of His parables we can learn more about the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven – cf. Matt. 13:34-35 -This leads us to the next question.

What are the parables about? Matt. 13:11 certainly gives us a clue.

III. THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THE PARABLES OF JESUS

A. THE GENERAL THEME IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
1. As suggested by Matt. 13:11.
2. As illustrated with several parables, which all start with: “The kingdom of heaven is like….” – Matt. 13:24,31,33,44,45,47
3. Indeed, the kingdom of heaven was the theme of.
a. Jesus’ itinerant ministry – Matt. 4:17,23
b. His sermon on the mount – Matt. 5:3,10,19-20; 6:10,33; 7:21

B. THREE SUB-THEMES ARE STRESSED IN THE PARABLES.
1. The character of the KINGDOM – for example…
a. The Parable of the Mustard Seed.
b. The Parable of the Leaven.
c. The Parable of the Hidden Treasure.
d. The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price.

2. The character of the KING – for example…
a. The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard.
b. The Parable of the Lost Son.

3. The character of the KING’S SUBJECTS – for example…
a. The Parable of the Good Samaritan.
b. The Parable of the Persistent Widow [Of course, the sub-themes often overlap in some parables, but they clearly demonstrate that the overall theme of the parables was the kingdom of heaven.

What is the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Heaven? (THEY ARE THE SAME)

The word translated as Kingdom is basileia in Greek, and its’ meanings include- God’s royal power, kingship, dominion, rule. KING_DOM, Domain of the King.

Rom. 14:17 the Kingdom is Righteousness, Peace & Joy in the Holy Ghost! In the O.T. the Prophet represented God before man producing Righteousness, the Priest represented man before God producing Peace & the King who ruled well in their measure of rule produced Joy amongst the people. In Jn. 7:38 Out of your belly is a… river, Ezek. 47 a river from the temple & Rev. 22 a river from the throne. In Col. 1:27 it’s in us!

“And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a Kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the Kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall BREAK in pieces and CONSUME all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.” (Daniel 2:44) Nothing can stop the Kingdom of God from consuming all other kingdoms. Rev. 11:15. “Of the INCREASE of His government and peace there shall be NO END…” (Isaiah 9:7)

Heb. 12: 26-28 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I [a]shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we [b]may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. God’s Kingdom is the only thing tht cannot be shaken.

Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not of this WORLD SYSTEM (kosmos): if My Kingdom were of this world (kosmos), then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is My Kingdom not from hence.” (John 18:36) The word translated as OF, ek in Greek, is a primary preposition denoting origin, the point from whence motion or action proceeds. Jesus is saying that His Kingdom does not originate in the kosmos and it is not of the kosmos. Because the Kingdom of God is not of the world, it is not subject to the laws and activities of the kosmos (world system). The Kingdom of God supersedes the kosmos.

The kingdom of God cannot be shaken. Hebrews 12:26-28 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I [e]shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we [f]may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.

Church/ Ecclesia is the gathering of the summoned into the inner court of the King to execute the decree of our King. The Ecclesia, Church is the governing body on the earth. Ecclesia IS Kingdom! Ecclesia is a Kingdom gathering! Ecclesia is the embodiment of Christ in the earth! True spiritual authority is born of relationship within the context of Ecclesia.

Finally, a few thoughts in answer to the question… How do we interpret the parables?

IV. THE INTERPRETATION OF THE PARABLES OF JESUS

A. THERE ARE TWO EXTREMES TO AVOID.
1. Seeking to find some spiritual truth in every little detail.
2. Saying that there is only ONE spiritual truth in each parable.

B. SOME GUIDELINES FOR PROPER INTERPRETATION.
1. Learn from the explanations Jesus gave in those parables He explained.
a. Understanding the parable of the sower helps us to understand other parables – Mark 4:13.
b. Jesus therefore went on to explain that parable.

2. Look for the CENTRAL truth of the parable, making sure that any other truths gleaned from the parable are in harmony.

3. Consider carefully the CONTEXT of Jesus words.
a. Looking for an introduction or an application which may give insight.
b. As supplied by either the Lord Himself, or His inspired writers.

4. Don’t use the parables to formulate new doctrine.
a. Remember, parables were originally told to conceal, so they are not always that clear in their meaning.
b. Therefore, don’t try to build a case for a doctrine based solely on a parable.

The Parable of the Sower is the starting point on interpreting parables.

We will continue with Les.5 next week.

The blessings of the Lord are upon you whether by blood, adoption/sonship or assignment. The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. Prov. 10:22

David & Mary Sue

FS Sunday Sermon – 04/11/21

FS Sunday Sermon

Sermon: Who is in the storm with you?
Passage: Mark 4:35 -41

We encounter the literal storms, hurricanes, blizzards, snow and hail. And storms of life can come about just like that. And storms are a part of life we all go through them. There is the figurative storms related to our work, business, marriage, family relationship, finances and illness. and right now there is a storm raging. The storm that is having a devastating impact on the world, and of course sadly individuals.
For some of us this storm maybe only 10 feet high, 20 feet, or full-on 30 feet high, never the less it’s still a storm, and the storm is raging and your boat is swamped with seas water, its dark outside, thunder crashing, your ship is buffeting and the wind is howling.

You are looking for the storm to quiet down to pass over, for the morning light to appear, so the disciples started to help to bail out the seawater and help with the rigging, to pull in the mast, and fear is in the boat with them it crept up. Perhaps they thought that they were not going to make it through this storm, the boat was going to smash in the waves, the waves would roll the boat over.

And so, in their distress, although the bible does not tells us that they were distress but I can surmise that perhaps they were. The disciples went to the stern of the boat, which is the back of the boat, and saw Jesus asleep on a cushion. Irritation probably took over at this point, Jesus is sleeping through the storm. The men are trying to battle the boat, whilst everything else is going crazy, whilst the captain is trying to draw in the sails, and pulleys are being pulled. And Jesus is asleep. Asleep on the cushion!!!.

Master, don’t you care that we are about to perish? You could probably hear the fear in their voice.

This storm is not where you face the enemy. This storm is where you meet God. The disciple had forgotten who was with them in this storm. The disciples did not realise that they had the peace of God with them and that His presence is ever near, secure in the knowledge that He is at one with the creator. And that He is constantly with them no matter the storm. They had forgotten who Jesus was.

The word himself was in the boat with them. The bible tells us that in the beginning was the Word and that the word was with God and the Word was God. The word was in the storm with them. Who is in the storm with you? For many, the living word can become dormant in your lives, and only when we have called everyone and told them that there is a storm. When have tried to do it by ourselves, exhausted every avenue only then do we look to the word, only then do we look to the living God.

Jesus said let’s go over to the other side, Jesus had a destination in mind and a soul to save. This trip to the other side was for a purpose there was a deliverance service on the other side. Jesus did not take them onto the boat so that they should perish, that was not his desire. Jesus wanted them with him to participate in His work. You see when Jesus said “let us pass over to the other side”, I believe that Jesus was saying it’s time to go, I have done what I have to do on this side and now there is more to do on the other side of the lake, there was further work to be done on the other side.

In following Jesus we will go through some darkness, we will go through some rough times, there will be sorrow and there will be sadness. But in this storm, you are not alone. God is with you.

Ye though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for though art with me, For though art with me! God is with you in your storm.
And in this storm as with any storm on a boat, you have got to hold on. Hold onto to Jesus in this storm. hold to the Word so that you do not go overboard. Jesus is in the storm with you that is who we hold onto, he is in the boat with you. Look to the word, look to Jesus the author and finisher of your faith.
And after this raging storm, you will come out of this fearless, secure and steadfast. But whilst in the storm look ahead to the shore. Believe that God will hold you, watch over you and that he loves you.

There was a reason for this journey to the other side. Jesus had an appointment on the other side, however, the disciples could only see that they were going to drown.
Jesus then got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea Peace, be still and the wind ceased and there was a great calm. He then asked them a question, Why are you so fearful? how is it you have no faith? In the NIV bible, it said do you still have no faith? Here Jesus was asking them to reflect on the situation to examine their faith. This is the time to examine your faith.

When Jesus is in the storm with you, it is times like this when we need to stand on the word of God. Yes, they went to Jesus and asked Him if he was not concerned? Indeed Jesus is concerned and indeed cares for all of us as we go through this storm even now weather the waves are 10, 20 30 feet high. God is more than able to hold you above the waves.

When we read on the people on the boat said Who is this? that even the wind and sea obey Him. Who is this? After seeing what Jesus had done, the only answer to this rhetorical question is. He is the Son of God! God s presence, as well as His power, is limitless.

The disciples had limited Gods awesome power in their own mind, could not comprehend the greatness of God’s awesome power.

We cannot avoid unpleasant circumstances that may come our way, but rather a submission to whatever the circumstances God may bring into your life. God does not take you into the middle of the sea to cause you to drown.

He takes you and me across the sea so that you can take part in the work that needs to be done after the storm has passed. And it then we will see Gods power over the storm, it is then you will see how God carried you through the situation.

It says in chapter 5 “When he came out of the ship”. This tells me they did not have to swim ashore, they did not have to cling onto logs to float to shore. They came out of the boat, they walked onto the land. You too will come out of the boat, the boat may have been battered, damages from the force of the waves.

We may find that after this is all over that we too may be battered but not broken, that your work life may change, you may find yourself unemployed, the plans your future business may be delayed, the plans that you made at the beginning of the year may have to wait, your financial circumstances may have taken a battering, and sadly businesses may no longer exist.

It is in the storm where we will meet God, We must not look at the storm as long-lasting for it will pass, it must pass. We are to look ahead to the shore, for it is then you will see how your life can be transformed, I believe that this storm has been preparing you for when you get to shore. Many of you have been involved in serving the community with food parcels, food banks, ministering to others and serving.

Many involved in serving where usually your day to day workload would not give you the opportunity as you would like to serve. Perhaps this may change your attitude to work reconsider your work balance. Put into order your priorities.

After this storm after this encounter, your life will not be the same. You may find that how you worship may have changed, your relationship with God may change, your outlook to ministry may change, your relationship with family, friends may change.
This encounter will cause you to think differently, Your experience in this storm must cause you to think differently.

For the disciples, I believe that, that encounter with the storm and witnessing the power of God that even disciples would not have been the same.

You may well find that things are no longer the way you left it at the start of the pandemic. I don’t know the plans that God has for you, But I do know the storm will pass over and you will get to shore and look at your surroundings and you will see what the Lord has planned for you.

You will walk to the shore, there is work for you to do on the other side.
Remember, No matter what the circumstances in your life you are not alone. The comforter is with you, The peace of God is with you.

My Lighthouse Prayer/Prophetic Word

Hello Firestorm:

Each month, almost every Thursday, many of us gather in the FS Thursday Night Situation Room. This is a place where everyone is welcome to come and not only request prayer, but pray for others. You would be surprised at all the praise reports we have been receiving, in the midst of all the chaos of the world.

This past Thursday Night (4/8) after the praise/worship (7:30-8:00 CST), in the opening remarks, a prayer and prophetic word came forth. Here is the Transcript and if you would like to check out how everything works, the entire night video is posted on the Firestorm Website, until the following Thursday. The Live Video Stream is hosted by Shirley Riser, Lead Intercessor over Firestorm.

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Shirley Riser

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My Lighthouse

Bonnie Nelson


“He will lead us – Safe to shore, He’s my lighthouse. Fire before us, You’re the brightest, You will lead us through the storms.”

Are we in storms right now? I think so! Whoa, You will lead us through the storm, shining in the darkness, I will follow you. I will trust the promise, You will carry me, safe to shore, save to shore. Hallelujah, HalleluYAH! Glory to God.

Thank You Father for tonight. Thank You for all the things You are doing in our Nation. Thank You for bringing up things Father that have been buried and hidden and exposing things we need to deal with.

Thank You Father that you are teaching us how to really pray and to come before You and seek You with all of our heart and our soul, for You know Father we need You more now than ever. You know we have to come to You with our dominion, our authority here on earth and join with You – to stand against evil, to stand against the things that seek to devour our Nation and the children and all the ugliness that has been hidden.

Oh Father God, give us the ability to fight without carnal weapons, to come before You and seek You and point out the things we see, so we may line up with Your righteousness and what You have taught us.

Oh God, Oh God, Oh God, give us courage and strength, so we may ROAR, that we may ROAR when we pray and not just come and beg and sniffle and cry.

Oh God, Oh God, stir up the righteousness inside us, stir up that ROAR You gave to Your Nation of Judah. Stir us up Father with the worship and the praise. Stir us up, so we may speak things not seen yet, but that are coming, that are coming and I tell you they are coming, they are coming.

I feel the stirring, I fell the stirring, the stirring inside. I feel the fire inside. I feel judgment coming, I feel justice coming from that judgment and I see a new remnant as Dr. Mary Sue Davis was saying.

I see a remnant in a remnant, a remnant in a remnant. Those that have said, no more will I stand for evil and unrighteousness, for I am going to make a point, I’m going to make a point with my voice and the things that I pray.

I’m going to line up with You Father more than I have ever done before and I’m gonna stand strong with You and know that I know that You are with me . I want to know who I am in You Father and then I want to stand with You and then I want to speak those words, which You can take Father, my words that You can take and join with Your Words, that we can take and make a difference in this world and save people’s lives, and I say to you….

Each one of you in this room tonight have the ability to speak words that will save lives. Do not think less of yourself. Do not think less of yourself. Do not listen to that voice when it comes to you in the night and tells you how terrible you are. Know who you are. Know you are a daughter, know you are, a son in Christ and know your words are powerful, they are powerful when they are spoken. I say to you, it is the Rhema word, the spoken word that shall bring down walls and powers and principalities.

It is your spoken words joined in with the power from our God that will set people free and bring this Nation up from the dust and the dirt and the filth we have finally found ourselves in and it will make a difference and we will be clean and we will be righteous again and we will make a difference in this world. For the World looks to us, they look to America and they look to the Christians and they say, “We look to you. What are you going to do? If you fall, we fall!”

They know! They know! They know!

The Lighthouse. The light shining in us is what is standing in the way of the enemy. The light in you, the light in me, is what is standing in the way of the enemy. Let us not let our light go out. Let us not let our light go out.

So I say, put away cares, foolish cares and thoughts and start thinking bigger about the God who is in you and the things He wants to do to help others. He put Himself in you and me to make a difference and to help others. Let us turn our thoughts outward and make a difference. Let Him move in and through us and set the captives free, in the Name of Yahshua, I bless you all tonight, to KNOW WHO YOU ARE in HIM

Bonnie Nelson
4/8/2021

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FS Word of Power – 04/07/21

FS Word of Power

April 7, 2020

Eva Windahl

 “His BLOOD still SPEAKS!”

 

Only a few days have passed… since the crucifixion on mount of the skull- GOLGOTHA.  Today I hear the Father declare: “it doesn´t really matter how much time has passed – because the precious blood of my Son speaks still!” The blood has a voice- his blood can speak! This is the significance and power in the blood and that was what God put to use when He shed the blood of His son! Though the blood has been shed thousands of years ago, but today that blood still speaks! Hallelujah! What does it say? Listen to: Hebrews 12:24 “And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel”. It speaks salvation, healing, deliverance, protection, prosperity, victory and every good thing redemption has procured for us!  This is why the blood is significant and powerful: today it still speaks, the blood will never lose its power! Hallelujah! THANK you, Lord for your precious blood!  My debt is paid, once and for all! – “So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.” (Hebrews 9:28).

Let me remind you today to LET HIS BLOOD SPEAK ON YOUR BEHALF! How? By proclaiming his truth, by using his word as a sharp sword in combat against the enemy. Derek Prince, a great man of God and bible teacher once said: “We overcome satan when we TESTIFY (SPEAK) personally to what the word of God says the blood of Jesus does for us!” Listen- we have to say it! We have to use the word of God! The next time you find yourself in a situation – remember why the blood was shed and what the blood has DONE for you! I have enclosed a few things, but there is more! Today proclaim the victory of the cross:

  1. I am justified

“Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. “ (Romans 5:9)

  1. I am forgiven

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7)

  1. I am spared from God’s wrath

“Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. “(Romans 5:9)

  1. I am spiritually alive

“Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.” (John 6:53)

  1. I am healed and I am at peace with God

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)

  1. I am cleansed

“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” (I John 1:7)

  1. I have the power to overcome the enemy

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death.” (Revelation 12:11)

  1. I am no longer under the curse of the law

“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”).” (Galatians 3:13)

  1. I have gained the unmerited favor of God

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)

  1. I have been declared righteous

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

  1. I have been justified (just as though I had never sinned)

“being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed…” (Romans 3:24-25

  1. I am able to come close to God

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:13)

  1. I can proclaim total victory

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death.” (Revelation 12:11)

  1. I can enter boldly into the holiest of holies…and live

“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” (Hebrews 10:19-22)

  1. Here is where YOU add more…. I am … 

 

// Blessings in the name of Yeshua!

FS Sunday Sermon – He Is Not Dead

FS Sunday Sermon
He Is Not Dead
Seven Victories on Easter Sunday

By: Marshall Segal

“Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.” (Luke 24:5–6)

The believers who saw the risen Christ with their own eyes and touched him with their hands spent the rest of their lives talking about the resurrection. For sure, they preached crucifixion and propitiation — the central hinge of the gospel message — but the message of the cross was not the most controversial thing they had to say in their day.

The claims the apostles made about Jesus’s death were wildly controversial, but they were persecuted and martyred not because of what they said about his death, but because of what they said happened next. The sermons in Acts are filled with the resurrection, showing over and over what it means for those who follow Christ. Almost no one debated that Jesus died, but the Jews violently refused to believe that he rose just three days later.

The Jews were not as offended by the two blocks of wood as they were by the empty tomb. The largest stumbling block was in fact a boulder, rolled away and preaching the resurrection of the Christ.

Jesus is not dead. And when he rose from the grave, against all of Satan’s lies and schemes, he guaranteed for you the greatest realities in the world. Two thousand years later, the resurrection still preaches God’s relentless commitment to win every victory for you, including these seven for Easter Sunday.

1. God has defeated death for you.

Satan conspired with Judas, Pilate, and the Jewish leaders to kill the Author of life, but God raised him from the dead (Acts 3:15), “loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it” (Acts 2:24). And if you believe in him, death cannot hold you either: “Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.

Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live’” (John 11:25).
Jesus rose to prove that he had defeated death. Until he rose, death seemed to swallow up every ounce of life and hope from generation after generation. “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23), and “none is righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). So, how could sinners have any hope of escaping death?

God had promised everlasting life centuries before, but the resurrection revealed it was certain for his chosen, redeemed, and adopted sons and daughters. Though many had lived and believed and died before him, Jesus was the firstborn from the dead (Colossians 1:18). And if there is a first, God means for more to follow him.

2. God has purchased all his promises for you.

Jesus rose to prove the Old Testament promises and warnings were truly from God. God’s promises have always been the only lifeline of hope for those of us living under the supreme death penalty. But the resurrection brought those promises into fuller and higher definition.

“They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear, not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. . . . To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” (Acts 10:39–43)

The promises simply seem too good to be true — until we see God raise Jesus from the dead. Suddenly, what seemed so impossible to man was wonderfully possible and guaranteed with God.

3. God will judge every sin committed by you or against you.

While the apostle Paul was waiting in Athens, he preached, “[God] now commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead” (Acts 17:30–31).

Jesus rose to prove that he would one day judge all sins. Every sin we have committed, and every sin committed against us, brings God into question. Will justice prevail? Will we all be wiped away and thrown into hell? When God raised Jesus from the dead, he made clear that every sin would be punished — on the cross for all who repent, and in judgment for all who refuse.

If you are alive with Christ, there is now no condemnation for you (Romans 8:1), and no sin against you will be overlooked or excused by God.

4. God will restore everything wrong or broken in front of you.

The apostle Peter calls his fellow Jews to Jesus, saying, “Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago” (Acts 3:19–21).

Jesus rose to prove he would eventually return and make all things right. This last year provides another twelve months of evidence that this world is broken and breaking. And this Easter is another statement that our hope is as alive as Jesus. The world will be rid of sin, including all its causes and consequences. In God’s wise and loving plan, that day is not today. But today is a great day to stop beside the empty tomb, and remember what will be one day.

5. Your bondage to sin is great, but God really can set you free.

Peter healed a man lame from birth, inviting him to finally walk after all these years, in the healing name of Jesus. The priests came to arrest Peter and John, “greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead” (Acts 4:2). In custody and under trial, Peter boldly says,
“Let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead — by him this man is standing before you well. This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:10–12)

Jesus rose to prove that you really can be saved from your sin. You do not deserve salvation, and you could never achieve it in your own strength and resolve. If Christ did not rise from the dead, hope would have lain next to him in the grave. But he is not dead, and therefore we have hope.

Sin condemns us to everlasting judgment and never-ending torture (Matthew 13:41–42; Revelation 14:11). And sin mercilessly enslaves us to death (Romans 6:16–20; Ephesians 2:1). But God. Christ rose to cancel our debt, nailing it to the cross (Colossians 2:14), and to set us free from sin for God. Paul preaches about the resurrection,
“For David . . . fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption, but he whom God raised up did not see corruption. Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.” (Acts 13:36–39)

For our forgiveness and freedom, Christ has died, risen, and set us free (Galatians 5:1).

6. God will not only rescue you, but people from all over the world.

Jesus was the promised Messiah of Israel, but he did not die and rise only for ethnic Israel. Again, Paul preaches,
“I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.” (Acts 26:22–23)

Jesus rose to prove God had chosen people from everywhere in the world — not only from Israel, but from Asia, Africa, and America, too. His blood was sufficient to purchase people from every tribe and language and people and nation (Revelation 5:9). His death not only reconciles us to God, but reconciles us to one another across every conceivable barrier and boundary. And his resurrection is powerful enough to hold out hope to people everywhere on earth.

7. No evil can disrupt God’s good plans for you.

The death of Jesus looked like the single greatest defeat God’s people had ever experienced. Instead of ascending to a throne and conquering his enemies, the promised King had been humiliated and crucified. But at the precise moment when it looked like evil had won, God was wielding every ounce of wickedness to accomplish his greatest victory. As Peter preaches to the Jewish officials,
“Jesus of Nazareth . . . delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.” (Acts 2:22–24)

Jesus rose to prove that God is sovereign even over the worst evil in the world (Acts 2:23). In the ultimate act of rebellion and injustice, God was pivoting all of history, with love, to save and satisfy his people. And by raising his Son from the dead on Easter, he promised to work all things, including the hardest and most painful things in your life, for the good of all his sons and daughters.

The Gospel of Matthew Lesson 5 (Continued)

LESSON 5

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

CHPTRS. 12-15

Chapter 12-Matthew 12:1-50
Matthew 12: 17-21 Explanation
Verses 17-21

A. Two things here about Jesus show that he never confounded recklessness with courage.

1.First, for the time being, he withdrew. The time for the head-on clash had not yet come. He had work to do before the Cross took him to its arms.

2.Second, he forbade men to surround him with publicity. He knew only too well how many false Messiahs had arisen; he knew only too well how inflammable the people were. If the idea got around that someone with marvelous powers had emerged, then certainly a political rebellion would have arisen and lives would have been needlessly lost. He had to teach men that Messiahship meant not crushing power but sacrificial service, not a throne but a cross, before they could spread his story abroad.

B. The question which Matthew uses to sum up the work of Jesus is from Isaiah 42:1-4. In a sense it is a curious quotation, because in the first instance it referred to Cyrus, the Persian king (compare Isaiah 45:1). The original point of the quotation was this. Cyrus was sweeping onwards in his conquests; and the prophet saw those conquests as within the deliberate and definite plan of God. Although he did not know it, Cyrus, the Persian, was the instrument of God. Further, the prophet saw Cyrus as the gentile conqueror, as indeed he was. But although the original words referred to Cyrus, the complete fulfilment of the prophecy undoubtedly came in Jesus Christ. In his day the Persian king mastered the eastern world, but the true Master of all the world is Jesus Christ. Let us then see how wonderfully Jesus satisfied this forecast of Isaiah.

Isaiah 42:1-4 “Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My [a]Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. 2 He will not cry out, nor raise His voice, Nor cause His voice to be heard in the street. 3 A bruised reed He will not break, And [b]smoking flax He will not [c]quench; He will bring forth justice for truth. 4 He will not fail nor be discouraged, Till He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands shall wait for His law.”

1. He will tell the nations what justice is. Jesus came to bring men justice. The word judgment means justice. The Greeks defined justice as giving to God and to men that which is their due. Jesus showed men how to live in such a way that both God and men receive their proper place in our lives. He showed us how to behave both towards God and towards men.

2. He will not strive, nor cry aloud, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets. The word that is used for to cry aloud is the word that is used for the barking of a dog, the croaking of a raven, the bawling of a drunken man, the uproar of a discontented audience in a theatre. It means that Jesus would not brawl with men. We know all about the quarrels of conflicting parties, in which each tries to shout the other down. The hatred of theology is one of the tragedies of the Christian Church (because of debate and quarrels) We know all about the oppositions of politicians and of ideologies. In Jesus there is the quiet, strong serenity of one who seeks to conquer by love, and not by strife of words.

3. He will not break the crushed reed nor quench the smoking wick. The reed may be bruised and hardly able to stand erect; the wick may be weak and the light may be but a flicker. A man’s witness may be shaky and weak; the light of his life may be but a flicker and not a flame; but Jesus did not come to discourage, but to encourage. He did not come to treat the weak with contempt, but with understanding; he did not come to extinguish the weak flame, but to nurse it back to a clearer and a stronger light. The most precious thing about Jesus is the fact that he is not the great discourager, but the great encourager.

4.In him the Gentiles will hope. With Jesus there came into the world the invitation, not to a nation but to all men, to share in and to accept the love of God. In Him God was reaching out to everyone with the offer of His love.

Matt. 12:22-50 Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw.23 And all the multitudes were amazed and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”24 Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, “This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.”25 But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.26 “If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?27 “And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.28 “But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.29 “Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.30 “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.31 “Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.32 “Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.34 “Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.35 “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.36 “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.37 “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.”39 But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.40 “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.41 “The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.42 “The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here.

Matt.12: 43-50 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none.44 “Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.45 “Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”46 While He was still talking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak with Him.47 Then one said to Him, “Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You.”48 But He answered and said to the one who told Him, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?”49 And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers!50 “For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” Hoshea 6:6, Yesha Yah 42:1—4
12:22-50 Then they offer him one demonized and mute and blind — and he heals him so as the mute and blind words and sees. And all the congregation is marvelling and wording, Unless this is that son of David — PHERISAS BLASPHEME THE HOLY SPIRIT AND when the Pherisas hear, they are wording, This one ejects not demons, except in Ba’al Zebub the hierarch of demons. And Yah Shua knows their reasonings and words to them, Every sovereigndom divided over its soul desolates: and every house or city divided over its soul stands not: and if Satan ejects Satan, he divides over his soul: so how stands his sovereigndom? And if I in Ba’al Zebub — I eject demons, your sons — in what eject they? Because of this they be your judges. If I in the Spirit of God — I eject demons, the sovereigndom of God approaches upon you. Or, How is humanity able to enter the house of a strengthened man, and plunder his vessels, unless if he first bind the strengthened man? — and then plunder his house. He, not being with me, is against me: and he, not gathering with me, scatters. THE UNFORGIVEN SIN Because of this I word to you, All sin and blasphemy is forgiven the sons of humanity: and the blasphemy concerning the Spiritual is not forgiven humanity: and all who word a word concerning the Son of humanity, he is forgiven: and all who word concerning the Spirit of Holiness, he is not forgiven — not in this world and not in the world being prepared. Either work the tree well and its fruit well or work the tree evil and its fruit evil: for by its fruit the tree is known. YAH SHUA DENOUNCES THE SCRIBES AND PHERISAS Offspring of vipers, how are you able to word the graced — you, being evil? For from the remainder of the heart the mouth words: a graced man from the graced treasure ejects the graced: and an evil man from evil treasure ejects evil. I word to you, For every idle word that the sons of humanity word, they give word in the day of judgment: for by your words you are justified: and by your words you are condemned. YAH SHUA PROPHESIES HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION Then they answer— humans of scribes and of Pherisas, wording, Doctor, we will to see a sign from you. And he answers, wording to them, A generation, evil and adulterers, seek a sign: and a sign is not given to you except the sign of Yaunan the prophet: for as Yaunan, being in the belly of the fish three days and three nights: thus the Son of humanity, being in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. YAH SHUA PROPHESIES CONDEMNATION Men — the Ninwaya stand in judgment with this generation and condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Yaunan: and behold, a greater than Yaunan is here. The sovereigness of the south stands in the judgment with this generation. RELATIONSHIP WITH YAH SHUA And when he words to the congregations: his mother and his brothers come and stand outside seeking to word with him:and a human words to him, Behold, your mother and your brothers stand outside, seeking to word with you. And he answers, wording to him who worded to him, Who is she, my mother? And who are they, my brothers? — and he stretches his hand toward his disciples and words, Behold, my mother and behold, my brothers! For all who work the willof my Father in the heavens, they are my brother and my sister and my mother. Aramaic NC

We will continue with explanations of Matt.12:22-50 next week.

We will continue with Les.5 next week.

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