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Six Things That Will Strengthen You

By Pastor Tim Elliott
 

Six Things That Will Strengthen You

By Tim Elliott

 

Joshua 1:9   “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

 

God commanded us to be strong. The phrase be strong and of good courage is the Hebrew phrase, “Hazaq Amas”. In verse 18 he adds “Only”. “Raq Hazaq Amas”.

 

My interpretation of this phrase is:

There’s only one way this battle is going to turn out. I’m going to conquer or prevail, because God infuses or fortifies me with His strength. And His strength cannot fail.

 

Glory To God!!!! This became the battle cry of a Champion. God is looking for Champions. Will you be one?


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God’s Demand For Your Life

 

By Tim Elliott

 

Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you:

But to do justly,

To love mercy,

And to walk humbly with your God.

 

I love this verse from The Contemporary English Version

 

The Lord God has told us what is right and what He demands:

See that justice is done

Let mercy be your first concern

Humbly obey your God.

 

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever,  because He delights in mercy.

 

Psalm 86:5 For You Lord are good, and READY TO FORGIVE, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.

 

God has three demands that He places on our life.
Number One – do what’s right.
Number Two – Make mercy your first concern.
Number 3 – Humbly obey God.

When you don’t do what’s right, God is abundant in mercy and ready to forgive. We’ll look at that in the life of David a little later. And when someone doesn’t do right to you, God demands that you show mercy and be ready to forgive. That is not always an easy task. But the scripture is clear that we can. We just have to make up our mind that we’re going to humbly obey God in this matter. Let’s take a look at a couple more verses.


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Survivors

By Tim Elliott
 
This week I had the honor of preaching at a youth camp. Their theme was “Survivors”. My assignment was to teach the book of Colossians. I found six keys to Survival for your Christian walk. I want to share them with you.
  1. Christian survivors care about lost souls.

This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace. Colossians 1:6 NLT

The good news of Jesus resurrection changed my life and is still changing lives today. Every time I hear about someone who’s life has been totally changed by Jesus Christ it gives me more resolve to continue living for Jesus. Paul said to do the work of an evangelist. Nothing will give you more spiritual energy than seeing someone give their life to Jesus.

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The Glorious Church Arising

By Pastor Jacquie Kirkwood
Praise On Fire Missions
 

      Most of those who follow Praise On Fire Missions know that I have been saying for quite some time that the end-time revival has already begun and that it is a “Believer’s Revival”. The spiritual realm is all a-buzz with the activity and moving of the Holy Spirit. Where for years it felt as though we were sitting in a vehicle just idling, sitting still, waiting for the traffic light to change to green, now we are not only moving forward, but accelerating; picking up speed at a very rapid rate. It is a whosoever time and time to get on board


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“Come Closer…” in 2017

by Pastor Jacquie Kirkwood
     Well, 2016 was truly an emotional and roller coaster year for the body of Christ in America. Assaults on religious liberty in the United States reached a never-before-seen fevered pitch. In politics, the media daily heralded their assertion of an unassailable lead in the Presidential campaign for a candidate who was obviously no friend of the church. In one speech, she said that Christians were simply going to have to give up some of their hard and fast positions on social issues like abortion and homosexuality and stop being purveyors of “hate”.
 
     Christians and Christian leaders were rightly ALARMED at the rhetoric being espoused and called for prayer and a mobilization of the church, as a unified voting block to step in and potect our future freedom to share the gospel unimpeded. The body of Christ rose up, got engaged in the battle of a looming blow against Christianity, and helped to carry the day. The lesson for the church is that we have the power of great influence on our culture for the cause of Christ and we can halt the advancement of the devil’s agenda when we arise from our complacency and slumber and ACT!
 
      The challenge now is to not return to a posture of apathy, saying in our hearts, “okay, that’s handled now…crisis averted”, and return to our distraction driven, entertainment motivated lifestyle, and sabotage the forward progress we have fought for. We won a battle. We have not won the war.

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