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High Gates and High Towers

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  High Gates and High Towers There is only one Door into Heaven and that is through Christ Jesus. Jesus told us, “I am the WAY the Truth and the Life and NO one may enter into my Father's presence except by me. Jesus said in another verse, I am the Door of the sheep fold. So we established that there is only ONE way to be saved, and to reach heaven when we die However while we are here living on this earth; there are several ways to enter into God's presence and a number of ways to pray and receive answers.   Let us mention a few ways to pray Recently we were encouraged to praise the Name of Jesus by singing and then enter into worship by dancing or moving our body as we praise the Lord. Many have reported answers to prayer, people receiving their healing, their deliverance and others coming to Jesus to receive Salvation as praise reached the glory cloud sending forth fulfillment for the needs of the people. This is not the only way to receive answers to our prayers.

The New Covenant

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  The New Covenant What is a covenant? Literally, it is a contract; An agreement between two or more persons giving them legal rights, in return for certain fulfillment of obligations. In today's world we often see marriage as a covenant between a man and a woman, as they make a legal agreement to live together as husband and wife until death do them part. There are many other contracts or agreements such as when you purchase a home or a car; you pledge to make the payments on time and complete the assigned obligation on the agreed time and date. In parts of the world, and in most all times, a blood covenant was the strongest type of covenant two people could enter into. It has been used in civilized as well as primitive nations to unite two people together in marriage, business or friendship. The covenant was made when the blood of two individuals was mingled. It could be done by cutting the palms of the individuals and then the shaking of hands combined the blood. It coul

Time to Cross Over - -

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  Jesus is Not Worried - Time to Cross Over We have just celebrated “Pass-Over,” the time the Angel of death Passed Over and did not take the firstborn from the Children of Israel.  Pharaoh was now anxious for them to leave Egypt – but ahead of them was the Red Sea;  an impossible undertaking to  cross over.   God told Moses what to do.  The next morning, God said “Now it is okay to  CROSS OVER , because I am going before you.  God was leading them into supernatural events ahead as he provided and protected them. God specializes in things thought impossible, and He wants us to trust and obey. The disciples of Jesus had toiled all night and had NOT caught any fish.  Jesus told them to  “CROSS OVER”  their net to the other side of the boat.  When they obeyed His command, their net was so full of fish they were afraid the net might break. (but it didn’t.)   Often we are so comfortable doing things as usual, we fail to  cross over  to the other side and CHANGE as God directs.  When we

Sermon on the Mount – Dealing with Anger

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  Sermon on the Mount – Dealing with Anger Jesus had just given the beatitudes or the blessed are those who do certain things, and today we will continue because Jesus had a lot of other things He was teaching that day on the mountain. Jesus warned of undue anger and holding grudges against others. Unresolved anger is one of the chief contributing factors to the destruction of marriages, the breakdown of families. Unresolved Anger is a major cause of health problems, and it is a common denominator among juvenile delinquents. Let's take a look at the Root Cause of Anger. Anger is a spirit and it is a serious problem. What causes it?  The root cause of a spirit of anger is tension from past hurts and guilt. This mixture of pain and guilt is added and added until it erupts in anger when new offenses remind us of past experiences. Most people assume that hurtful events in the past will be forgotten and will have no effect on the future. That is not true. Past hurts do not ju

There are times when God has an Attitude !

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Sometimes God is Happy, and other Times He is Angry.   God hates SIN but He Loves the Sinner There are times when God has an Attitude ! The Bible tells us there are times when God is angry, other times he rejoices. Today we will consider some of the attitudes of our Lord. Cities can and do have spirits that seek to govern and control. This applies also to Nations. The Bible tell us in Psalms 7:11 God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked every day. Now we know that God loves the “Sinner,” so we question how can he be angry with the wicked? Romans 5:8 But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Is there a difference between a sinner and the wicked? All of us are sinners before we come to Jesus, but the wicked are those who give themselves over to a spirit of evil to work atrocious acts. They are driven to accomplish ungodly behavior themselves and to influence others to do likewise. We understand we are in a spiritual battl

The Majority is NOT Always Right

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  The Majority is NOT Always Right It had been more than a year since the children of Israel had left Egypt. They had received the Law at Sinai, worshiped the golden calf, been forgiven, and built the Tabernacle where God’s presence was to dwell. They were ready to enter to Promised Land. The Israelites left Mount Sinai and traveled through the desert of Paran to a place called Kadesh. There God told Moses: ‘Send 12 men, one from each tribe, to spy out Canaan, the land that I will give to the Israelites.’ So Moses chose 12 men and said to them: ‘Go to Canaan, and find out if the land is good for growing food. See whether the people are weak or strong and whether they live in tents or in cities.’ The 12 spies, including Joshua and Caleb, left for Canaan. After 40 days, the spies returned, bringing back figs, pomegranates, and grapes. The spies reported: ‘It is a good land, but the people are strong and the cities have high walls.’ Then Caleb said: ‘We can conquer them. Let’s go r

Guarding your Oil

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  Guarding your Oil (CNN) reported:  About  an unusual local oil -- also called Naftalan that was discovered many years ago, in the little town of Naftalan, in the foothills of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains.  F or hundreds of years  it has been attracting visitors to bathe in the oil. This crude oil is too thick for commercial use and it isn't much good for burning. But it is said to have health-giving properties and so people have traveled from afar to bathe in it since ancient times. The Bible records the story of Esther, one of many beautiful virgins brought to the King of Persia's palace. She was bathed in Oil of Myrrh for six months and with other aloes and perfumes for another six months before her audience with the King (Esther 2:12). The Bible speaks of shepherds anointing the head of their sheep with oil. This was done as a prevention to keep ticks, flies and other insects from entering the eyes, and ears working their way into the sheep's brain. Psalms 23