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Build Your House On The Rock

April 7, 2021 • Pastor John Breshers

What does it mean when the bible says to “Build Your House on the Rock” Mat 7:24 “Everyone who hears my teaching and applies it to his life can be compared to a wise man who built his house on an unshakable foundation. 25 When the rains fell and the flood came, with fierce winds beating upon his house, it stood firm because of its strong foundation. :26 “But everyone who hears my teaching and does not apply it to his life can be compared to a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 When it rained and rained and the flood came, with wind and waves beating upon his house, it collapsed and was swept away.” Those who hear principals of God’s word and apply them to their lives are considered wise master builders, Those who hear the principals of God’s word and for one reason or another chooses not to apply them to their lives are considered foolish. The foolish end up being DECEIVED thinking their lives are pleasing to God when in actuality they are not!! Psalms 103:8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - If your alive today and hearing this message there is still hope and time to repent and begin building your life on the rock. For many believers we simply must continue to allow God to speak to us and when he points out an area in our life that we need to make a change we must be humble enough to say.... Yep, I see that!!! I’m not proud of that!! I ask you to forgive me and help me grow in your grace in this area so I can apply the principal of your word to this area of my life. God will never give us a command to do something and not give us the grace to do it!!! It may be difficult but we can do it!! Romans 3:4 says Let God be true and every man a liar!! Proverbs 19:11- "A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense." OVERLOOK AN OFFENSE!! KJV Pro 19:11 The discretion of a man defers his anger; and it is his GLORY to PASS OVER a transgression. Pro 19:11 A wise person demonstrates PATIENCE, for MERCY means holding your tongue. When you are insulted, be quick to forgive and FORGET IT, for you are VIRTEOUS when you overlook an offense. ***When we demonstrate PAITENCE with others, it is much easier to overlook an offense & show Mercy & Grace. THE OPPOSITE OF PATIENCE IS “HURRY UP” “RUSH” “MAKE HASTE” - ALL OF THESE WILL HAVE THE OPPOSITE AFFECT THAN PATIENCE HAS. Our Patience TOWARDS OTHERS allows time for God to work in US before we SIN AGAINST OUR BRETHERN BY reacting & saying or doing something that we can't take back. Prov 19:11 “It is to MY GLORY to overlook an offense” (X 3) When we overlook an offense, we are om essence adding glory to our lives – if you study this out the word actually mean– BECOMING AN ORNAMENT, (PUT ON DISPLAY) (STUDY THIS WORD) When we overlook an offense God sees that act as beauty, He sees it as an act of bravery, comely, fair, glorious), worthy of Honour, God calls it majestic. BIG DEAL!!!! ITS A BIG DEAL TO GOD!!! - IT’S OFTEN TIMES VERY DIFFICULT!! THE FLESH HATES TO OVERLOOK AN OFFENSE!! DEVELOPS our ability to become slow to get angry!! Psalms 103:8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, SLOW TO ANGER, and plenteous in mercy. I HEARD IT SAID THIS WAY BY ONE MINISTER SPEAKING ON THIS SUBJECT WHEN IT COMES TO APPLY A TRUTH FROM GOD’S WORD TO SOME BELIEVERS LIFE THEY REPLY, WELL BROTHER... I’m sorry, that’s just me!! I’m just real, If I feel angry, YOUR GOING TO KNOW IT!!! I’m not going to pretend. I’m JUST Real!!! YEA, You are REAL alright. Real Carnal!!! If we haven’t developed an ability to be angry and not sin in our anger we need to grow up. It takes more maturity to be angry and no one but you and God ever know that you were angry THAN IT DOES TO JUST BLOW UP!! ANY ONE CAN LOOSE THEIR TEMPER!! IT TAKES SOMEONE WHO REFUSES TO GRIEVE TEH HOLY SPIRIT IN THEM TO GET CONTROL OF THEIR EMOTIONS AND JUST SAY TO THEMSELVES. I'M SURE THERES JUST SOMETHING I DON’T UNDERSTAND. I'M NOT GOING TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT THEY SAID OR DID. LORD I ASK YOU TO HELP THEM AND HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND BETTER!!! Practice being quick to overlook an offensive word or action and you will FIND THAT YOU HAVE tamed your anger issue. People ask God to help them with their anger issue and then God gives them a word like this and they don’t esteem it. Listen dear heart a whole lot of God’s blessings lies within our willingness to allow the word to work in us. People what someone to come lay their hands on them and cast it out but what they fail to understand is that you can't cast out the flesh... Your flesh has to be brought under the control of your spirit. Rom 8:6 For the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set controlled by the Spirit finds life and peace. :7 In fact, the mind-set focused on the flesh fights God’s plan and refuses to submit to his direction, because it cannot! :8 For no matter how hard they try, God finds no pleasure with those who are controlled by the flesh. :9 But when the Spirit of Christ empowers your life, you are not dominated by the flesh but by the Spirit. And if you are not joined to the Spirit of the Anointed One, you are not of him. :10 Now Christ lives his life in you! And even though your body may be dead because of the effects of sin, his life-giving Spirit imparts life to you because you are fully accepted by God. This is where so many people's victories lie. No, it’s not ALL in the supernatural that we find our victories MANY TIMES our victories are found within our obedience to OUR OWN spirit. PUTTING OUR FLESH UNDER AND YIELDING TO GOD IN US INSTEAD OF OUR CARNAL NATURE. James 1:19-20 - Understand this, my beloved brothers and sisters. Let everyone be quick to hear [be a careful, thoughtful listener], slow to speak [a speaker of carefully chosen words and],SLOW TO ANGER!!!! [patient, reflective, forgiving]:20 for the [resentful, deep-seated] anger of man DOES NOT produce the Righteousness of God [that standard of behavior which He requires from ALL OF us]. HOLDING YOUR TONGUE - PASSION TRANSLATION SAYS - Pro 19:11 A wise person demonstrates PATIENCE, for mercy means holding your tongue. When you are insulted, BE QUICK TO FORGIVE AND FORGET IT, for you are VIRTOUS when you overlook an offense. Heb 4:14 So then, we must cling in faith to all we know to be true. For we have a magnificent King-Priest, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who rose into the heavenly realm for us, and now sympathizes with us in our frailty. :15 He understands humanity, for as a Man, our magnificent King-Priest was tempted in every way just as we are, and conquered sin. :16 So now we come freely and boldly to where love is enthroned, to receive mercy’s kiss and discover the grace we urgently need to strengthen us in our time of weakness.

His Cross; My Testimony

April 4, 2021 • Pastor Bracken Christian

Matt 28:5 But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead Acts 2:22 “Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know— 23 this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death. But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power. Acts 17:30 Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, 31 because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.” 1 Cor 15:1 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, 4 and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time 7 then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also. Eph 2:1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), SAVED: ZOZO… HEALED, DELIVERED, SET FREE, MADE WHOLE THE PURPOSE FOR YOUR BELIEFS ARE FOR IDENTIFICATION TPT Gal 2:20 My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine! HEALING WAS A BENEFIT THAT WAS PROVIDED UNDER THE OLD COVENANT. Exodus 23:25 But you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst. 26 There shall be no one miscarrying or barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days. Ps 103:3 Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases Ps 107:20 He sent His Word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions IT IS GOD’S WILL FOR ME TO BE WELL. 1. TYPES AND SHADOWS… THEY ARE PROPHETIC A. THE PASSOVER LAMB… THE PASSOVER LAMB TYPIFIES CHRIST ON THE CROSS. Exodus 12 – INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING THE LAMB 1 Cor 5:7 For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. B. THE BRONZE SERPENT… John 3:14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; 15 so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life. Numb 21:9 And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived. John 12:32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” JESUS IS THE FULFILLMENT OF THE TYPES AND SHADOWS. 2. THE WORKS OF JESUS! Matt 8:2 And behold, there came to him a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 3 And he stretched forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou made clean. And straightway his leprosy was cleansed. 16 And when even was come, they brought unto him many possessed with demons: and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all that were sick: 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying: Himself took our infirmities, and bare our diseases. 3. THE PLAN OF REDEMPTION! Gal 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree: 14 that upon the Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 1 Peter 2:24 who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed. Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows (Pains) and acquainted with grief (Sickness) 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. FF BOSWORTH “IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BOLDLY CLAIM BY FAITH A BLESSING THAT YOU ARE NOT SURE GOD IS OFFERING” NOW I TESTIFY Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself up for me.

Jesus In Every Book Of The Bible

Part 8 - Ezra & Nehemiah • March 31, 2021 • Pastor Bracken Christian

JESUS IS “THE SEED” IN GENESIS JESUS IS “THE LAMB” IN EXODUS JESUS IS THE HEAD COVERING OF THE PRIEST (MITRE) IN LEVITICUS JESUS IS “THE FIRE” IN NUMBERS JESUS IS “THE WORD” IN DEUTERONOMY JESUS IS “OUR FLAG OF VICTORY” IN JOSHUA JESUS IS “THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE” IN JUDGES JESUS IS “OUR KINSMAN-REDEEMER” IN RUTH JESUS IS “THE MOUTH & PROPHETS” IN 1 & 2 SAMUEL, KINGS & CHRO EZRA AND NEHEMIAH & ESTHER ARE PART OF THE HISTORY BOOKS. EZRA JESUS IS “OUR RESTORER” – JESUS RESTORES MAN TO GOD THROUGH THE CROSS EZRA WAS THE AUTHOR… A PRIEST/SCRIBE THE BOOK COVERS ABOUT 79 YEARS… ABOUT 6 PERSIAN KINGS THE NAME EZRA MEANS “HELP” THE FIRST THING THEY DID WAS TO SET UP AN ALTAR FOR WORSHIP, MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR SACRIFICES, AND BEGIN TO REBUILD THE TEMPLE. THERE WAS OPPOSITION…THEY ACTUALLY STOPPED BUILDING FOR 14 YEARS. GOD RAISED UP TWO PROPHETS – HAGGAI AND ZECHARIAH EZRA TELLS OF THE RETURN OF TWO GROUPS OF ISRAELITES; THE FIRST GROUP RETURNED WITH ZERUBBABEL AND RESTORED THE TEMPLE. THE 2ND GROUP RETURNED WITH EZRA AND HE RESTORED THE PEOPLE TO GODLY BEHAVIOR. EZRA RECEIVED FAVOR FROM KING ARTAXERXES. EZRA APPOINTED MAGISTRATES AND JUDGES IN ORDER TO ENFORCE AND TEACH GOD’S LAW. ZERUBBABEL WAS THE DECENDANT OF DAVID THROUGH SOLOMON. THEME VERSE Ezra 3:11 They sang, praising and giving thanks to the LORD, saying, “For He is good, for His lovingkindness is upon Israel forever.” And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the LORD because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. NEHEMIAH - JESUS “IS OUR RESTORATION”. ABOUT 12 YEARS SEPARATING NEHEMIAH AND EZRA. THE PRAYERS OF NEHEMIAH REMIND US OF THE PRAYER MINISTRY OF JESUS. NEHEMIAH MEANS; COMFORTER NEHEMIAH’S VISION IS TO REBUILD THE WALLS. NEHEMIAH FACED SEVERAL CHALLENGES. HE WAS IMMEDIATELY HARRASSED BY SANBALLAT, TOBIAH, AND OTHER ARABIANS AND SAMARITANS. THE ROOT MEANING OF SANBALLAT MEANS “SATAN.” THE ENEMY DID EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO GET HIM TO COME DOWN FROM THE WALL. NEHEMIAH’S MAJOR STATEMENT: “I AM DOING A GREAT WORK. HOW CAN I COME DOWN?” GOD CALLS US TO A GREAT WORK. THE ENEMY WANTS US TO COME DOWN STOP WHAT WE ARE DOING. THEY GOT THE WALLS UP IN 52 DAY’S. A MIRACLE. WHEN THE LAW WAS READ IN (NEHEMIAH 8) A GREAT REVIVAL BEGAN. NEHEMIAH CLOSED THE BOOK SAYING, “REMEMBER ME, O MY GOD, FOR GOOD” (NEHEMIAH 13:31). THE MAIN LESSON TAUGHT BY HIS LIFE IS THAT PRAYER AND PERSEVERANCE WILL OVERCOME ALL OBSTACLES. THEME VERSE Nehemiah 6:3 So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?”

The Voice Of The Shepherd

Part 5 • March 28, 2021 • Pastor Bracken Christian

Psa 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 …He leads me beside quiet waters. 3 …He guides me in the paths of righteousness Jn 10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow me; THE SHEPHERD IS TO BE FOLLOWED HOW DO WE DO THAT? Rom 8:14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with OUR SPIRIT that we are children of God. YOU CAN EDUCATE YOUR SPIRIT JUST LIKE YOU EDUCATE YOUR INTELLECT. Joshua 1:8 Success… “Dealing wisely in the affairs of life” THE WORD GOVERNS OUR LIVES IN THE GENERAL THINGS OF LIFE. GOD’S WORD Deut 4:12 Then the LORD spoke to you from the midst of the fire; you heard the sound of words, but you saw no form—only a voice. 33 Has any people heard the voice of God speaking from the midst of the fire, as you have heard it, and survived? 36 Out of the heavens He let you hear His voice to discipline you 24 For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. Luke 7:7 THE CENTURION “Just say the word, and my servant will be healed” OUR FAITH RESTS IN THE VOICE OF OUR INVISIBLE GOD. WE DON’T HAVE TO LOOK FOR ANYTHING ELSE WHEN WE HAVE HIS WORD. Psa 68:11 The Lord gave the word; Great was the company of those who proclaimed it: GOD PLANNED SOME THINGS, JESUS PAID FOR IT AND THE SPIRIT LEADS US INTO IT. CULTIVATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. Nas 2 Cor 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all IT’S IN THE ROMANCE THAT YOU DISCOVER HIS VOICE! THE WORD HAS TO BECOME REVELATION FOR IT TO WORK FOR US. RECOGNIZING THE SPIRIT WITHIN Psa 25:5 Lead me in Thy truth and teach me, For Thou art the God of my salvation; For Thee I wait all the day. HE IS SPIRIT OF TRUTH Nas john 14:16 “and I will ask the father, and he will give you another helper, that he may be with you forever; 17 that is the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold him (perceive) or know him, but you know him because he abides with you, and will be in you. Nas john 16:13 “but when he, the spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own initiative, but whatever he hears, he will speak; and he will disclose to you what is to come. MESS “he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. Nlt john 16:5 “but now I am going away to the one who sent me, and none of you has asked me where I am going. 6 Instead, you are very sad. 7 But it is actually best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the counselor won’t come. If I do go away, he will come because I will send him to you. THE GREEK WORD PARACLETE, IT MEANS; ONE CALLED TO ONES SIDE; TO ADD OR HELP AMP - COMFORTER (COUNSELOR, HELPER, ADVOCATE, INTERCESSOR, STRENGTHENER, STANDBY

The Voice Of The Shepherd

Part 4 • March 21, 2021 • Pastor Bracken Christian

Psa 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 …He leads me beside quiet waters. 3 …He guides me in the paths of righteousness Jn 10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow me; HOW DO WE DO THAT? Rom 8:14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with OUR SPIRIT that we are children of God. GOD IS A SPIRIT… IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE THE KIND OF RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM, WHERE HE CAN INITIATE SOME THINGS. YOU CANNOT SEPARATE FAITH FROM BEING LEAD BY THE SPIRIT. JUST LIKE GOD LEAD THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL IN THE OLD TESTAMENT WITH A CLOUD BY DAY, HE WILL LEAD US BY HIS SPIRIT. THE WORD GOVERNS OUR LIVES IN THE GENERAL THINGS OF LIFE. WALKING IN LOVE, TRUTH, INTEGRITY, HUMILITY, FORGIVENESS ETC Prov 11:3 The integrity of the upright will guide them, 1 Cor 14:1 Follow after love Ps 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. GOD PLANNED SOME THINGS, JESUS PAID FOR IT AND THE SPIRIT LEADS US INTO IT. Jer 6:16 This is what the Lord says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want! Isaiah 48:17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go. 18 If only you had listened to my commands, then peace (prosperity) would have flowed like a river for you and success would wash over you like waves of the sea. OUR BLESSINGS ARE CONNECTED TO HOW WELL WE KNOW AND FOLLOW THE LEADING OF THE SPIRIT. CULTIVATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. Nas 2 Cor 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all RECOGNIZING THE SPIRIT WITHIN Psa 25:5 Lead me in Thy truth and teach me, For Thou art the God of my salvation; For Thee I wait all the day. HE IS SPIRIT OF TRUTH Nas john 14:16 “and I will ask the father, and he will give you another helper, that he may be with you forever; 17 that is the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold him (perceive) or know him, but you know him because he abides with you, and will be in you. Nas john 16:13 “but when he, the spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own initiative, but whatever he hears, he will speak; and he will disclose to you what is to come. MESS “he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. Nlt john 16:5 “but now I am going away to the one who sent me, and none of you has asked me where I am going. 6 Instead, you are very sad. 7 But it is actually best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the counselor won’t come. If I do go away, he will come because I will send him to you. PARACLETE – ONE CALLED TO ONES SIDE; IT MEANS TO ADD OR HELP AMP - COMFORTER (COUNSELOR, HELPER, ADVOCATE, INTERCESSOR, STRENGTHENER, STANDBY)

Jesus In Every Book Of The Bible

Part 7 - Kings & Chronicles • March 17, 2021 • Pastor Bracken Christian

WE ARE WORKING ON PICTURES OF WHO JESUS IS IN US AND THROUGH US. JESUS IS “THE SEED” IN GENESIS JESUS IS “THE LAMB” IN EXODUS JESUS IS THE HEAD COVERING OF THE PRIEST (MITRE) IN LEVITICUS JESUS IS “THE FIRE” IN NUMBERS JESUS IS “THE WORD” IN DEUTERONOMY JESUS IS “OUR FLAG OF VICTORY” IN JOSHUA JESUS IS “THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE” IN JUDGES JESUS IS “OUR KINSMAN-REDEEMER” IN RUTH JESUS IS “THE MOUTH & PROPHETS” IN 1 & 2 SAMUEL 1 & 2 KING’S – 1 & 2 CHRONICLES “MOUTH AND THE PROPHETS” JEREMIAH WAS THE AUTHOR OF KINGS AND THAT EZRA WAS THE AUTHOR OF CHRONICLES. KINGS PRESENT A POLITICAL HISTORY OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH WHILE CHRONICLES RELATE A MORAL AND RELIGIOUS HISTORY THIS HISTORY INCLUDES A SPAN OF APPROXIMATELY 450 YRS. 2 CHRONICLES BEGINS WITH SOLOMONS REIGN AND THE BUILDING OF THE TEMPLE. 1 KINGS BEGINS WITH THE DEATH OF KING DAVID AND THE ANOINTING OF HIS SON SOLOMON TO BE HIS SUCCESSOR. IT INCLUDES THE DIVISION OF THE KINGDOM AFTER SOLOMON’S DEATH AND ENDS WITH THE REIGN OF JEHOSHAPHAT IN JUDAH AND AHAZIAH IN ISRAEL. 2 KINGS INCLUDES THE BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY AND ENDS WITH EVIL MERODACH, KING OF BABYLON, RELEASING JUDAH’S KING JEHOIACHIN FROM PRISON. WE SEE SEVERAL TYPES OF CHRIST IN THESE KINGS AND PROPHETS; DAVID (AFTER GOD’S HEART), SOLOMON (WISDOM), PROPHET – ELISHA (THE MIRACLE WORKER) PROGRESSION OF THE KINGS - THE FIRST 3 KINGS…SAUL, DAVID AND SOLOMON. 2 Chro 1:6 Solomon went up there before the LORD to the bronze altar which was at the tent of meeting, and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it. 7 In that night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask what I shall give you.” 10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of Yours?” 1 Kings 3:9 So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. ONE OF SOLOMONS HIGHLIGHTS 2 Chro 5 Dedication of the temple. Glory/God fills the temple and priests can’t stand to minister. Just like Acts 2 Day of Penticost 1 Cor 3:16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? SOLOMON HAS A SON NAMED REHABOAM – 4TH KING… RULES WITHOUT RELATIONSHIP BRINGS REBELLION… REHOBOAM LOST 10 TRIBES AND THE KINGDOM GETS DIVIDED… THE KINGDOM IS CALLED ISRAEL (NORTH) AND JUDAH (SOUTH) THE KINGS IN JUDAH LASTED 359 YEARS. – 8 GOOD KINGS (20) THE KINGS IN ISRAEL LASTED 234 YEARS – NO GOOD KINGS 19 JERHEBOAM – BECOMES FIRST KING OF THE NORTHERN KINGDOM SOUTHERN KINGDOM – JUDAH ABIJAH HAS A SON NAMED ASA… A GOOD KING HE HAD A SON NAMED JEHOSHAPHAT… THE NEXT GOOD KING AFTER JEHOSHAPHAT WAS HEZEKIAH THE 7TH KING IN THE NORTHERN KINGDOM WAS AHAB, THE SON OF OMRI. THE PROPHETS – AT LEAST 25 LISTED OVER TIME PERIOD THE PROPHETS WERE THE SPIRITUAL LEADERS IN JUDAH AND ISRAEL. NORTH – JEHU, ELIJAH, ELISHA, MICAIAH, JONAH, AMOS, HOSEA, ODED ELISHA PROPHESIES TO AHAB, JEHORAM AND AHAZIAH. JONAH PROPHESIED TO THE SON’S OF JEHU (JEROHAM II) AMOS PROPHESIES TO ZECHARIAH HOSEA PROPHESIES TO MENAHEM (LEVITICUS 16) THE PROGRESSION OF (CYCLES OF DISCIPLINE) WOULD BE 5 FOLD. CROPS BEGIN TO FAIL, LOOSE BATTELS, PEOPLE WILL MOVE IN AND INHABIT, THEN BEGIN TO OPPRESS YOU, CAPTIVITY. SOUTHERN – SHEMAIAH, AZARIAH, HANANI, JAHAZIEL, ELIEZER. JAHAZIEL WAS THE PROPHET WHO GAVE THE WORD OF THE LORD TO JEHOSHAPHAT TO “NOT BE AFRAID OF THE ARMY FOR THE BATTLE IS NOT YOUR’S, BUT GOD’S”. PROPHETS WHO WROTE BOOKS INCLUDED IN THE BIBLE. OBADIAH, JOEL, ZECHARIAH, ISAIAH, MICAH ISAIAH PROPHESIED TO HEZEKIAH AND UZZIAH THEIR CAPTIVITY LASTED 70 YRS… FOR 490 YRS THEY HAD STOPPED KEEPING THE SABATH… 70X7 – 490 WHILE THEY ARE IN CAPTIVITY GOD SENDS THEM PROPHETS LIKE DANIEL AND EZEKIAL… THEME VERSE 2 Chro 20:20 put your trust in the LORD your God and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed.

The Voice Of The Shepherd

Part 3 • March 14, 2021 • Pastor Bracken Christian

Acts 20:32 And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. WE NEED FAITH FOR DIVINE GUIDANCE. Psa 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 …He leads me beside quiet waters. 3 …He guides me in the paths of righteousness Jn 10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow me; Jn 10 IS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE ABUNDANT LIFE AND FOLLOWING JESUS. THE SHEPHERD IS TO BE FOLLOWED TPT Ps 37:23 The steps of the God-pursuing ones follow firmly in the footsteps of the Lord, and God delights in every step they take to follow him. 2 Cor 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in His triumph in Christ Rom 8:14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with OUR SPIRIT that we are children of God. GOD IS A SPIRIT… THE VOICE OF THE SPIRIT YLT 1 Cor 12:7 And to each hath been given the manifestation of the Spirit for profit EVERY MAN WHO COOPERATES WITH THE SPIRIT WILL PROFIT… THE WORD GOVERNS OUR LIVES IN THE GENERAL THINGS OF LIFE. WALKING IN LOVE, TRUTH, INTEGRITY, HUMILITY, FORGIVENESS ETC Prov 11:3 The integrity of the upright will guide them, Ps 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. Jer 6:16 This is what the Lord says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want! Isaiah 48:17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go. 18 If only you had listened to my commands, then peace (prosperity) would have flowed like a river for you and success would wash over you like waves of the sea. OUR BLESSINGS ARE CONNECTED TO HOW WELL WE KNOW AND FOLLOW THE LEADING OF THE SPIRIT. CULTIVATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. Nas 2 Cor 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE THE KIND OF RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM WHERE HE CAN INITIATE SOME THINGS. RECOGNIZING THE SPIRIT WITHIN Psa 25:5 Lead me in Thy truth and teach me, For Thou art the God of my salvation; For Thee I wait all the day. HE IS SPIRIT OF TRUTH Nas john 14:16 “and I will ask the father, and he will give you another helper, that he may be with you forever; 17 that is the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold him (perceive) or know him, but you know him because he abides with you, and will be in you. Nas john 16:13 “but when he, the spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own initiative, but whatever he hears, he will speak; and he will disclose to you what is to come. MESS “he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. HE IS THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM HE IS OUR COUNSELOR (KJV) COMFORTER (NAS) HELPER Nlt john 16:5 “but now I am going away to the one who sent me, and none of you has asked me where I am going. 6 Instead, you are very sad. 7 But it is actually best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the counselor won’t come. If I do go away, he will come because I will send him to you. THE GREEK WORD IS PARACLETE – IT MEANS ONE CALLED TO ONES SIDE – IT MEANS TO ADD OR HELP AMP - COMFORTER (COUNSELOR, HELPER, ADVOCATE, INTERCESSOR, STRENGTHENER, STANDBY

Jesus In Every Book Of The Bible

Part 6 - 1 & 2 Samuel • March 10, 2021 • Pastor Bracken Christian

Psalm 51:6 Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom. 66 PICTURES OF WHO JESUS IS IN US AND THROUGH US. JESUS IS “THE SEED” IN GENESIS JESUS IS “THE LAMB” IN EXODUS JESUS IS THE HEAD COVERING OF THE PRIEST (MITRE) IN LEVITICUS JESUS IS “THE FIRE” IN NUMBERS JESUS IS “THE WORD” IN DEUTERONOMY JESUS IS “OUR FLAG OF VICTORY” IN JOSHUA JESUS IS “THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE” IN JUDGES JESUS IS “OUR KINSMAN-REDEEMER” IN RUTH 1 & 2 SAMUEL, 1 & 2 KINGS, 1 & 2 CHRONICLES JESUS IS THE “MOUTH AND PROPHETS” 1 Sam 10:25 Then Samuel told the people the ordinances of the kingdom, and wrote them in the book and placed it before the LORD. 1 Chr 29:29 Now the acts of King David, from first to last, are written in the chronicles of Samuel the seer… THE BOOK COVERS THE LIVES OF SAMUEL, SAUL AND DAVID. SAMUEL ESTABLISHED A SCHOOL OF PROPHETS. THESE PROPHETS WERE THE MOUTHPIECE OF GOD TO KINGLY AND NATIONAL CONSCIENCE. 1 SAMUEL OPENS WITH A WOMAN NAMED HANNAH WHO BADLY WANTED A SON. KEEP NOTE ABOUT THE ANOINTING. MARY AND HANNAH’S SONGS (Luke 1 AND 1 Sam 2) WERE BOTH ABOUT THE LORD’S ANOINTED. 1 Sam 2:10 Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered; Against them He will thunder in the heavens, The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; And He will give strength to His king, And will exalt the horn of His anointed.” SAMUEL AND JESUS ARE BOTH DESCRIBED IN THE SAME TERMS DURING THEIR CHILDHOOD. 1 Sam 2:26 Now the boy Samuel was growing in stature and in favor both with the Lord and with men. Luke 2:52 And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. GOD ACTUALLY REVEALED HIMSELF TO SAMUEL AS MESSIAH. 1 Sam 2:35 But I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who will do according to what is in My heart and in My soul; and I will build him an enduring house, and he will walk before My anointed always. SAMUEL MEANS; ASKED OF GOD SAMUEL LEARNED GOD’S VOICE AND HE LISTENED. 1 Sam 7 GOD BROUGHT A GREAT VICTORY OVER THE PHILISTINES A TRANSITION BEGINS SAMUEL LED ISRAEL AS A PROPHET AND JUDGE, BUT THE PEOPLE WANTED A KING LIKE THE OTHER NATIONS AROUND THEM. THE SPIRIT CAME ON SAUL FOR THE JOB. 1 Sam 10:9 Then it happened when he turned his back to leave Samuel, God changed his heart; and all those signs came about on that day. 10 When they came to the hill there, behold, a group of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him mightily, so that he prophesied among them. SAUL ENDS UP LOOSING HIS ANOINTING THROUGH DISOBEDIENCE GOD TURNS TO DAVID, AND SAMUEL WAS DIRECTED TO ANOINT HIM DAVID ESTEEMED HIGHLY THE ANOINTING UPON HIS OWN LIFE AS WELL AS THE ANOINTING UPON SAUL’S LIFE AND REFUSED TO TOUCH GOD’S ANOINTED. EVERY CHRISTIAN HAS THE ANOINTING IN MEASURE. IF YOU WANT TO BE KING IN YOUR SITUATION GUARD YOUR MOUTH. Prv 18:21 THE GREATEST BLESSINGS THAT WOULD COME TO DAVID AS WELL AS ALL THE KINGS OF ISRAEL, WOULD BE THE PROPHETS. KINGS COME ON THE SCENE, SAUL AND THEN DAVID THEME VERSE 1 Samuel 2:9 He keeps the feet of His godly ones, But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might shall a man prevail. 2 SAMUEL AN UNAMED PROPHET CLOSE TO SAMUEL WROTE THE CONTINUING STORY OF DAVID… (NATHN OR GAD) COVERING ABOUT 37 YRS… 2 SAMUEL TELLS US OF THE RESTORATION OF ORDER THROUGH DAVID. DAVID IS THE CHOICE OF GOD FOR RULER OF HIS PEOPLE. 2 SAMUEL CONTAINS THE VICTORIES AND STRUGGLES OF DAVID FROM CONQUEST TO HIS MISTAKES, FAMILY TROUBLES, ABSALOMS REBELLION AND DAVID’S LAST DAY’S DAVID KNEW THAT GOD WAS ON HIS SIDE. AFTER DAVID ESTABLISHED HIS RESIDENCE AT JERUSALEM, HE BEGAN TO STRENGTHEN THE WORSHIP OF GOD. THEME VERSE 2 SAMUEL 23:2 “THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD SPAKE BY ME, AND HIS WORD WAS IN MY TONGUE.

The Voice Of The Shepherd

Part 2 • March 7, 2021 • Pastor Bracken Christian

TPT Isaiah 1:19 If you have a willing heart to let me help you, and if you will obey me, you will feast on the blessings of an abundant harvest. (eat the best of the land) (good things) 20 But if you are stubborn and refuse to obey, the sword will eat you instead.” The mouth of Yahweh has spoken.” MSG Feast like kings or die like dogs. Jn 10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow me; Jn 10 IS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE ABUNDANT LIFE AND FOLLOWING JESUS. THE SHEPHERD IS TO BE FOLLOWED Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple. 5 The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not disobedient Nor did I turn back. NLT He wakens me and opens my understanding to his will. To listen as one ready to take orders. YOU CANNOT SEPARATE FAITH FROM BEING LEAD BY THE SPIRIT. WE CAN HAVE VICTORY IN ALL ARENA’S OF LIFE BY FOLLOWING THE SPIRIT. 2 Cor 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in His triumph in Christ Psa 31:3 For Thou art my rock and my fortress; For Thy name’s sake Thou wilt lead me and guide me. Rom 8:14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with OUR SPIRIT that we are children of God. WE COMMUNICATE WITH GOD BECAUSE HE MADE US LIKE HIM. A SPIRIT. WHEN A MAN DIES… HE LEAVES HIS BODY. Luke 16:19 Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day. 20 And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores, 21and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man’s table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores. 22 Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom. 2 Cor 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. 17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 5:1For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven, 6 Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord— 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight— 8 we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. 9 Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. 2 Cor 12:2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a man was caught up to the third heaven. 3 And I know how such a man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows— 4 was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak. 1 Pet 3:4 Peter uses the term… “the hidden person of the heart” REFERING TO WOMEN ABOUT NOT BEING SO CONCERNED WITH JUST THE OUTWARD MAN. GOD PLANNED SOME THINGS, JESUS PAID FOR IT AND THE SPIRIT LEADS US INTO IT. Jer 6:16 This is what the Lord says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want! Isaiah 48:17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go. 18 If only you had listened to my commands, then peace would have flowed like a river for you and success would wash over you like waves of the sea. LIFE IS NOT ABOUT DOING OUR OWN THING AND HOPING SOMETHING GOOD HAPPENS OUR BLESSINGS ARE CONNECTED TO HOW WELL WE KNOW AND FOLLOW THE LEADING OF THE SPIRIT. Nas 2 Cor 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all RECOGNIZING THE SPIRIT WITHIN Psa 25:5 Lead me in Thy truth and teach me, For Thou art the God of my salvation; For Thee I wait all the day. HE IS SPIRIT OF TRUTH Nas john 14:16 “and I will ask the father, and he will give you another helper, that he may be with you forever; 17 that is the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold him (perceive) or know him, but you know him because he abides with you, and will be in you. Nas john 16:13 “but when he, the spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own initiative, but whatever he hears, he will speak; and he will disclose to you what is to come. MESS “he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. HE IS OUR COUNSELOR (KJV) COMFORTER (NAS) HELPER Nlt john 16:5 “but now I am going away to the one who sent me, and none of you has asked me where I am going. 6 Instead, you are very sad. 7 But it is actually best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the counselor won’t come. If I do go away, he will come because I will send him to you. AMP - COMFORTER (COUNSELOR, HELPER, ADVOCATE, INTERCESSOR, STRENGTHENER, STANDBY

Jesus In Every Book Of The Bible

Part 5 - Ruth and 1 Samuel • March 3, 2021 • Pastor Bracken Christian

JESUS IS “THE SEED” IN GENESIS JESUS IS “THE LAMB” IN EXODUS JESUS IS THE HEAD COVERING OF THE PRIEST (MITRE) IN LEVITICUS JESUS IS “THE FIRE” IN NUMBERS JESUS IS “THE WORD” IN DEUTERONOMY JESUS IS “OUR FLAG OF VICTORY” IN JOSHUA JESUS IS “THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE” IN JUDGES THE BOOK OF RUTH JESUS IS “OUR KINSMAN-REDEEMER” SAMUEL IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK Ruth 4:21-22 WE READ BOAZ WAS THE SON OF SALMON WHO MARRIED RAHAB. OVERVIEW RUTH MEANS “FRIEND OR COMPANION” BOAZ MEANS “IN HIM IS STRENGTH” THE STORY OF ONE WOMAN’S LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP TO NAOMI AND TO NAOMI’S GOD. WE SEE A PICTURE OF THE MESSIAH AND THE GENTILE CHURCH – (RUTH IS A GENTILE) (A MOABITE) Ruth 1:16 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. BOAZ IS A PICTURE OF JESUS CHRIST, OUR KINSMAN-REDEEMER. Ruth 4:9 Moreover, I have acquired Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, to be my wife in order to raise up the name of the deceased on his inheritance, so that the name of the deceased will not be cut off from his brothers or from the court of his birth place; you are witnesses today.” RUTH AND BOAZ HAVE A SON NAMED OBED Ruth 4:14 Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed is the LORD who has not left you without a redeemer today, and may his name become famous in Israel. May he also be to you a restorer of life and a sustainer of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.” THE BOOKS CLIMAX IS THE GENEOLOGY FOUND IN THE LAST CHAPTER TRACING THE LINEAGE OF THE MESSIAH TO DAVID. THEME VERSE Ruth 2:12 May the Lord reward your work, and your wages be full from the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to seek refuge.” 1 & 2 SAMUEL, 1 & 2 KINGS, 1 & 2 CHRONICLES JESUS IS “THE MOUTH AND PROPHET” 1 Sam 10:25 Then Samuel told the people the ordinances of the kingdom, and wrote them in the book and placed it before the LORD. 1 Chr 29:29 Now the acts of King David, from first to last, are written in the chronicles of Samuel the seer… THE BOOK COVERS THE LIVES OF SAMUEL, SAUL AND DAVID. SAMUEL ESTABLISHED A SCHOOL OF PROPHETS. FOR 500 YEARS THEY WERE THE ORATORS, THE POETS, THE HISTORIANS, AND THE REFORMERS OF BOTH THE NORTHERN AND THE SOUTHERN KINGDOMS. 1 SAMUEL OPENS WITH A WOMAN NAMED HANNAH WE BEGIN TO SEE MORE ABOUT “THE ANOINTING.” (Luke 1 AND 1 Sam 2) MARY AND HANNAH’S SONGS WERE BOTH ABOUT THE LORD’S ANOINTED. 1 Sam 2:10 Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered; Against them He will thunder in the heavens, The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; And He will give strength to His king, And will exalt the horn of His anointed.” SAMUEL AND JESUS ARE BOTH DESCRIBED IN THE SAME TERMS DURING THEIR CHILDHOOD. 1 Sam 2:26 Now the boy Samuel was growing in stature and in favor both with the Lord and with men. Luke 2:52 And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. 1 Sam 2:35 But I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who will do according to what is in My heart and in My soul; and I will build him an enduring house, and he will walk before My anointed always. SAMUEL MEANS; ASKED OF GOD THE INTERESTING THING ABOUT SAMUEL IS HE LEARNED GOD’S VOICE AND HE LISTENED. ELI DIED AFTER JUDGING ISRAEL FOR FORTY YEARS (1 Sam 4:18) 1 Sam 7 GOD BROUGHT A GREAT VICTORY OVER THE PHILISTINES SAMUEL LED ISRAEL AS A PROPHET AND JUDGE, BUT THE PEOPLE WANTED A KING GOD HAD SAMUEL ANOINT SAUL TO BE KING. THE SPIRIT CAME ON SAUL FOR THE JOB. 1 Sam 10:9 Then it happened when he turned his back to leave Samuel, God changed his heart; and all those signs came about on that day. 10 When they came to the hill there, behold, a group of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him mightily, so that he prophesied among them. SAUL LOSES HIS ANOINTING THROUGH DISOBEDIENCE GOD TURNS TO DAVID, AND SAMUEL WAS DIRECTED TO ANOINT HIM DAVID ESTEEMES THE ANOINTING UPON HIS OWN LIFE AS WELL AS THE ANOINTING UPON SAUL’S LIFE AND REFUSED TO TOUCH GOD’S ANOINTED. DAVID ENDS UP AS THE KING OF ISRAEL. THE GREATEST BLESSINGS THAT WOULD COME TO DAVID AS WELL AS ALL THE KINGS OF ISRAEL, WOULD BE THE PROPHETS. KINGS COME ON THE SCENE, SAUL AND THEN DAVID THEME VERSE 1 Samuel 2:9 He keeps the feet of His godly ones, But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might shall a man prevail.

The Voice Of The Shepherd

Pastor Bracken Christian

Psa 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. 3 …He guides me in the paths of righteousness John 10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow me; Isaiah 48:17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go. Rom 8:14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with OUR SPIRIT that we are children of God. WE ARE SPIRIT BEINGS 1 Thess 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. WHEN WE GET BORN AGAIN IT IS OUR SPIRIT BEING BORN AGAIN. John 3:7 Jesus told Nicodemus, “you must be born again” 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Rom 2:28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. 29 But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; 1 Cor 14:14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. AMP my spirit [by the Holy Spirit within me] prays WHEN WE PRAY IN TONGUES IT COMES FROM OUR INNER MOST BEING WHICH IS OUR SPIRIT. 18 I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all; 2 For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries. Rom 8:26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. OUR BLESSINGS ARE CONNECTED TO HOW WELL WE KNOW AND FOLLOW THE LEADING OF THE SPIRIT. YOU WILL NEVER HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION TO MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS IN LIFE. HIS VOICE IS A VOICE OF PEACE Col 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Psa. 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. 9 do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, otherwise they will not come near to you. LEARN TO YEILD AND YOU WILL END UP AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME. Nas 2cor. 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all RECOGNIZING THE SPIRIT WITHIN HE IS OUR COUNSELOR (KJV) COMFORTER (NAS) HELPER Nlt john 16:5 “but now I am going away to the one who sent me, and none of you has asked me where I am going. 6 Instead, you are very sad. 7 But it is actually best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the counselor won’t come. If I do go away, he will come because I will send him to you. THE GREEK WORD IS PARACLETE – ONE CALLED TO ONES SIDE – TO ADD OR HELP AMP - COMFORTER (COUNSELOR, HELPER, ADVOCATE, INTERCESSOR, STRENGTHENER, STANDBY NOTICE – THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH IS IN YOU Nas john 14:16 “and I will ask the father, and he will give you another helper, that he may be with you forever; 17 that is the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold him (perceive) or know him, but you know him because he abides with you, and will be in you. Nas john 16:13 “but when he, the spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own initiative, but whatever he hears, he will speak; and he will disclose to you what is to come. MESS “he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. 1John 2:20 but you have an anointing from the holy one, and you all know. 21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth. 1John 2:27 and as for you, the anointing which you received from him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as his anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in him. <YPFTW - 2nd Mile[1].jpg>

Jesus In Every Book Of The Bible

Part 4 - Joshua & Judges • February 24, 2021 • Pastor Bracken Christian

JESUS IS “THE SEED” IN GENESIS JESUS IS “THE LAMB” EXODUS JESUS IS THE HEAD COVERING OF THE PRIEST (MITRE) IN LEVITICUS JESUS IS “THE FIRE” IN NUMBERS JESUS IS “THE WORD” DEUTERONOMY THE BOOK OF JOSHUA JESUS IS OUR “FLAG OF VICTORY” JESUS WANTS US TO TRIUMPH IN ALL OUR CIRCUMSTANCES JOSHUA’S NAME IS THE HEBREW FORM OF JESUS. JOSHUA WROTE THE BOOK Joshua 24:26 and Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the Lord. JOSHUA IS THE FIRST OF WHAT’S CALLED THE BOOKS OF HISTORY JOSHUA SUCCEEDED MOSES. HE WAS A GENERAL AND MINISTER TO MOSES. HE WAS WITH HIM ON MOUNT SINAI (Exodus 24 & 32) JOSHUA CONQUERED CANAAN IN THREE CAMPAIGNS. JOSHUA 21:45 “Not one of the good promises which the Lord had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass.” JOSHUA DEFEATED A TOTAL OF 31 DIFFERENT KINGS (12:24) REFERENCES ABOUT JOSHUA FOUND IN THE N.T. Hebrews 4:8 For if Joshua had given them rest, he would not have spoken of another day after that. Hebrews 11:30-31 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed the spies in peace. James 2:25 In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? RAHAB AND THE SCARLET CORD ARE A CLEAR PICTURE OF SALVATION THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS. WE SEE AN OLD TESTAMENT APPEARANCE OF JESUS IN Ch 5:13-15 THEME VERSE Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. SUCCESS IS; THINKING THE WORD, SPEAKING THE WORD AND DOING THE WORD THE BOOK OF JUDGES HEBREW TRADITION STATES THAT SAMUEL WROTE THE BOOK. THERE ARE 13 JUDGES MENTIONED IN THE BOOK: 12 MEN AND 1 WOMAN. JUDGES EMPHASIZES THE MILITARY DELIVERERS AND RULERS. JUDGS COVERS A PERIOD FROM THE TIME OF JOSHUA TO KING SAUL (490 YEARS). ISRAEL SERVED THE LORD ALL THE DAYS OF JOSHUA. 2:7 The people served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who survived Joshua, who had seen all the great work of the Lord which he had done for Israel. THE FOLLOWING GENERATION DEPARTED AND WE SEE WHY… 2:10 … and there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord, nor yet the work which He had done for Israel. IN THEIR DISTRESS THEY TURNED TO THE LORD. 2:16 Then the Lord raised up judges who delivered them from the hands of those who plundered them. THERE ARE FOUR KEY WORDS IN THIS BOOK: SIN, PUNISHMENT, REPENTANCE, AND DELIVERANCE. JESUS IS “THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE” ISRAEL’S FAILURE TO DRIVE OUT THE ENEMY TURNED INTO THEIR DOWNFALL THESE JUDGES WERE ALL CALLED OF GOD, ENDUED WITH SPECIAL POWER, AND MOST OF THEM BELONGED TO THAT CLASS DESCRIBED BUY PAUL AS “THE WEAK THINGS OF THE WORLD… BASE THINGS OF THE WORLD (1 Cor 1:27,28) EVERY DELIEVERER WHO WAS RAISED UP SHOWED A PICTURE OF JESUS CHRIST BEING THE DELIEVERER FOR ANY PERSON WHO WILL TURN TO HIM IN REPENTANCE. THE ANOINTING BREAKS THE YOKE IN A TIME OF JUDGEMENT. JESUS BREAKS THE YOKE… HE IS THE ANOINTED ONE Ex. SAMSON HE WOULD NOT CORRECT HIS LIFESTYLE OF SIN AND EVENTUALLY HE WAS JUDGED. SIN CAN CAUSE YOU TO LOOSE YOUR ANOINTING… THAT’S WHAT THE DEVIL IS AFTER. SAMSON GOT HIS EYES BURNED OUT, BECOMES A SLAVE… THEME VERSE Judges 21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

The Language Of Love

February 21, 2021 • Pastor Brody Christian

Isaiah 49:14-16 But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.” 15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! 16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me. 5 love languages 1. QUALITY TIME 2. WORDS OF AFFIRMATION 3. PHYSICAL TOUCH 4. GIFT GIVING 5. ACTS OF SERVICE (KINDNESS) GOD MARKED YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND Luke 23:46 Father into your hands I commit my spirit GOD IS THE INITIATOR, YOU'RE THE RESPONDER ROMANS 5:8 - BUT GOD DEMONSTRATES HIS OWN LOVE FOR US IN THIS: WHILE WE WERE STILL SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR US GOD MARKED HIS SON JOHN 3:16 GOD MARKED YOU JEREMIAH 31:33-34 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the Lord. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” 1 JOHN 4:18 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

Christ In You

The Hope Of Glory • February 17, 2021 • Pastor John Breshers

Col 1:27  God wanted his people throughout the world to know the glorious riches of this mystery-which is Christ LIVING in YOU, giving you the HOPE of glory.  Rom 15:13  May God, the source of HOPE, (Expectation) fill you with JOY and PEACE through your FAITH IN HIM. THEN... you will overflow with HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit. - PRAY HOPE is a fundamental building block for the life of every believer. This word from HOPE is a GK word which is to anticipate, usually with pleasure); expectation or confidence: - faith, hope -total KJV occurrences: 54 CHRIST IN YOU... THE HOPE OF GLORY!!! We are in union (one with Christ) as Believers and this relationship is designed to create a HOPE IN US to produce an inner strength that will cause us to live a Victorious Life. Our bibles are full of God's promises!! They create EXPECTATION in the heart of every believer!! "THE PROMISES OF GOD ARE THE PARENTS OF EXPECTATION" WHAT PROMISES ARE YOU HOLDING ON TO TONIGHT? WHAT PROMISES ARE YOU BELIEVING AND SPEAKING OVER YOUR LIFE TONIGHT? Gal 3:26  For you [who are born-again have been reborn from above--spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified and] are all children of God [set apart for His purpose with full rights and privileges] through faith in Christ Jesus. :27  For all of you who were baptized into Christ [into a spiritual union with the Christ, the Anointed] have clothed yourselves with Christ [that is, you have taken on His characteristics and values]. :28  There is [now no distinction in regard to salvation] neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you [who believe] are all ONE in Christ Jesus [no one can claim a spiritual superiority]. :29  And if you belong to Christ [if you are in Him], then you are Abraham's descendants, and [spiritual] heirs according to [God's] promise.  2 Co 13:5  Test and evaluate yourselves to see whether you are in the faith and living your lives as [committed] believers. Examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you--unless indeed you fail the test and are rejected as counterfeit?  "Check yourselves before you wreck yourselves" Pro 4:18  But the path of righteous people is like the light of dawn that becomes brighter and brighter until it reaches midday. :19  The way of wicked people is like deep darkness. They do not know what makes them stumble.  Romans 8:11- And IF... the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also GIVE LIFE to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who lives in you.  Rom 8:12  So then, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation, but NOT to our flesh [our human nature, our worldliness, our sinful capacity], to live according to the [impulses of the] FLESH [our nature WITHOUT the Holy Spirit]-- :13  for if you are living according to the [impulses of the] flesh, you are going to die. But if [you are living] by the [power of the Holy] Spirit you are habitually putting to death the sinful deeds of the body, you will [really] live forever. :14  For all who are allowing themselves to be led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.  Gal 4:19  You are my dear children, but I agonize in spiritual “labor pains” once again, until the Anointed One will be fully formed in your hearts!  Eph 3:16  I'm asking God to give you a gift from the wealth of his glory. I pray that he would give you INNER STRENGTH and POWER through his Spirit. :17  THEN CHRIST WILL LIVE IN YOU THROUGH FAITH.

It's Not Me, It's You

February 14, 2021 • Pastor Brody Christian

THE GREATEST WAY GOD CAN BLESS YOU IS SEND YOU A RELATIONSHIP. PROVERBS 27:17 AS IRON SHARPENS IRON, SO ONE PERSON SHARPENS ANOTHER - someone that makes you better!!! - challenges you - asks some hard questions - committed to making you stronger PROVERBS 18:24 ONE WHO HAS UNRELIABLE FRIENDS SOON COMES TO RUIN, BUT THERE IS A FRIEND WHO STICKS CLOSER THAN A BROTHER PROVERBS 13:20 HE WHO WALKS WITH WISE MEN WILL BE WISE, BUT THE COMPANION OF FOOLS WILL BE DESTROYED JESUS CAME FOR RELATIONSHIP... NOT RELIGION MATT. 9: 10-13 AND JESUS RECLINED AT THE TABLE IN THE HOUSE, BEHOND, MANY TAX COLLECTORS AND SINNERS CAME AND WERE RECLINING WITH JESUS AND HIS DISCIPLES. 11 AND WHEN THE PHARISEES SAW THIS, THEY SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES, “WHY DOES YOUR TEACHER EAT WITH TAX COLLECTORS AND SINNERS? 12 BUT WHEN HE HEARD IT, HE SAID, “ THOSE WHO ARE WELL HAVE NO NEED OF A PHYSICIAN, BUT THOSE WHO ARE SICK. 13 GO AND LEARN WHAT THIS MEANS: I DESIRE MERCY, AND NOT SACRIFICE. ‘ FOR I CAME NOT TO CALL THE RIGHTEOUS, BUT SINNERS IN ORDER FOR ANY RELATIONSHIP TO WORK, YOU HAVE TO BUILD IT ON THE RIGHT FOUNDATION - Trust - Communication - Respect - GOD AMOS 3:3 CAN TWO WALK TOGETHER, UNLESS THEY ARE AGREED? 2 COR. 6:14 DO NOT BE UNEQUALLY YOKED TOGETHER WITH UNBELIEVERS. FOR WHAT FELLOWSHIP HAS RIGHTEOUSNESS WITH LAWLESSNESS? AND WHAT COMMUNION HAS LIGHT WITH DARKNESS? Wrong Relationships: 1. THE ANGRY PROVERBS 22:24-25 DO NOT MAKE FRIENDS WITH A HOT-TEMPERED PERSON, DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH ONE EASILY ANGERED, OR YOU MAY LEARN THEIR WAYS AND GET YOURSELF ENSNARED. (trapped) (Msg) Don’t hang out with angry people; don’t keep company with hotheads. Bad temper is contagious— don’t get infected. 2. THE TALKER 1 COR. 5:11 BUT NOW IM WRITING TO YOU SO THAT YOU WOULD EXCLUDE FROM YOUR FELLOWSHIP ANYONE WHO CALLS HIMSELF A FELLOW BELIEVER AND PRACTICES SEXUAL IMOORALITY, OR IS CONSUMED WITH GREED, OR IS AN IDOLATER, OR IS VERBALLY ABUSIVE OR A DRUNKARD OR A SWINDLER. DON’T MINGLE WITH THEM OR EVEN HAVE A MEAL WITH SOMEONE LIKE THAT. ( Msg) 9-13 I wrote you in my earlier letter that you shouldn’t make yourselves at home among the sexually promiscuous. I didn’t mean that you should have nothing at all to do with outsiders of that sort. Or with criminals, whether blue- or white-collar. Or with spiritual phonies, for that matter. You’d have to leave the world entirely to do that! But I am saying that you shouldn’t act as if everything is just fine when a friend who claims to be a Christian is promiscuous or crooked, is flip with God or rude to friends, gets drunk or becomes greedy and predatory. You can’t just go along with this, treating it as acceptable behavior. I’m not responsible for what the outsiders do, but don’t we have some responsibility for those within our community of believers? God decides on the outsiders, but we need to decide when our brothers and sisters are out of line and, if necessary, clean house. 3. THE MOCKER PSALM 1:1 BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO DOES NOT WALK IN STEP WITH THE WICKED OR STAND IN THE WAY THAT SINNERS TAKE OR SIT IN THE COMPANY OF MOCKERS, MSG- HOW WELL GOD MUST LIKE YOU – YOU DON’T HANG OUT AT SIN SALOON, YOU DON’T SLINK ALONG DEAD – END ROAD, YOU DON’T GO TO SMART – MOUTH COLLEGE 4. THE HURTFUL DON’T G0 WHERE YOU'RE TOLERATED, BUT GO WHERE YOU'RE CELEBRATED 5. THE GOSSIP PROVERBS 16:28 A PERVERSE PERSON STIRS UP CONFLICT, AND A GOSSIP SEPARATES CLOSE FRIENDS 6. ANY RELATIONSHIP THAT HOLDS YOU BACK MATT. 13:54-57 54 Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. 55 “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? 56 Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” 57 And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.”

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