SCRIPTURES TO STAND ON //(Praying the Word)

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God always responds to faith. He is good, and He wants to interact with us. When we pray His Word, in the name of Jesus, we can be 100% sure that He hears us. While He was on earth, Jesus set the best example for us to follow. When He prayed, He knew His father heard it. There was no doubt in His mind (John 11:41). God desires that we pray with that same confidence.

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. (1 John 5:14-15)

God will never break His Word. When Jesus died, He paid the debt for sin completely. When we believe on Him for salvation, we put on His garment of righteousness. When we are born again, God sees us through the righteousness of Jesus. So pray with confidence, knowing your Heavenly Father hears you- and He will always make His Word good! (Num. 23:19/Isa. 46:10-11, 61:10/Rom. 3:21-26/2 Cor. 5:21/Col. 2:10-15).

God’s Word is His will. It helps us understand how He sees things. Here, we have put together some of His promises for you to stand on! This list is not exhaustive. There are many, many more promises found in the Bible that relate to each of these topics. These promises are a great place to get started. They reflect God’s heart, and they apply to every single person who has been born again! Faith comes by hearing the Word. That means that when we speak the Word out loud, we build our faith! Below is prayer for healing that exemplifies how to take the promises found in the Word and return them back to God in prayer. Do not feel like you have to pray these specific words exactly. Return God’s Word back to Him in your own way. He is listening.

“Heavenly Father, 

I come to you in Jesus name. Forgive me of my sins and fill me with   your Spirit. I know that sickness is not your will for me, because you said in your Word that you wish above all that I would prosper and be in health. You said by Your stripes I am healed, and that the prayer of faith would save the sick. You said that whatever I bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever I loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. So, according to your Word, in the authority of the name of Jesus, I bind up and curse this sickness in my body. You are not a man that you should lie. You said that if you spoke it you would bring it to pass, and if you said it you would make it good. I believe your report. You said you heal me of all my diseases. So in the name of Jesus, I release from heaven your supernatural anointing by the power of your blood Jesus over my body to heal me. Jesus, I believe that you took my sin and sickness in your body on the cross, and I make the exchange right now: my sickness for your wholeness. I receive your wholeness by faith and thank you for it, in Jesus name, Amen!”

There’s not a more powerful position for any believer to be in than to be praying the Word of God in the authority of the name of Jesus. God will move when you return His Word to Him in faith.

Below you will find scriptures relating to the topics of healing, fear/worry, strength, provision, guidance, kingdom dominion, marriage, children, forgiveness, and the home. May God bless you as you stand on His promises.

HEALING

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. (3 John 2)

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (1 Peter 2:24)

And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar [gray] hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you. (Isaiah 46:4)

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 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. (Isaiah 53:4-5)

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases. (Psalm 103:2-3)

O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. (Psalm 30:2)

Who his own self [Jesus] bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (1 Peter 2:24)

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness. (Psalm 41:1-3)

Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
(Psalm 107:19-20)

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. (Psalm 118:17)

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (Proverbs 4:20-22)

And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee. (Exodus 15:16)

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. (Exodus 23:25)

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. (Matthew 9:23)

And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me  And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace. (Luke 8:43-48)

FEAR/WORRY/ANXIETY

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.  For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. (Isaiah 41:10,13)

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. (Isaiah 43:2)

For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. (Isaiah 50:7)

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: (Psalms 46:1-5)

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. (Isaiah 26:3)

Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. (Luke 12:5-6)

I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;  And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room. O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. (Psalm 31:7-8, 23-24)

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. (Philippians 4:6-9)

I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? (Psalm 118:5-6)

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
(Romans 8:14-17)

The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. (Psalms 9:9-10)

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27)

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)

There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.  Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:6-9)

STRENGTH

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. (Hebrews 10:23, 35-37)

Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. (Psalm 144:1-2)

Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody. (Isaiah 51:1,3)

The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him. (Exodus 15:2)

Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine: Thus saith thy Lord the Lord, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:  But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee;
(Isaiah 51:21-23)

Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.  For thus saith the Lord, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money. Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! (Isaiah 52:1-3,6-7)

Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength: (Isaiah 26:4)


PROVISION

The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. (Psalm 34:10)

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)

For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power. (Colossians 2:10)

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13:5)

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (2 Corinthians 9:8)

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
(Matthew 6:26)

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalms 23:1)

And it shall be, when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; (Deuteronomy 6:10-11)

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:31-33)

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
(Malachi 3:10)

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (2 Peter 1:3-4)

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:25-33)

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (2 Corinthians 9:8)

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
(Matthew 7:11)

Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
(Psalms 37:3-4)

GUIDANCE


I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. (Psalms 32:8)

And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. (Isaiah 30:21)

And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. (Isaiah 58:11)

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (John 14:26)

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand. (Psalms 37:23-24)

The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. (Psalms 25:9-10)

A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)

Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
(Proverbs 20:18)

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (James 1:5)

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (Matthew 7:7-11)

Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
(Isaiah 48:17)

KINGDOM/DOMINION



Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:18-20)

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:26-28)

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19)

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! (Psalm 8:4-9)

MARRIAGE


Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s
sake hath forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32)



Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (Mark 10:9)

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. (Colossians 3:12-14,18-19)



Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it. (Ephesians 5:25)



Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. (1 Peter 3:1)



So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it even as the Lord loves the church. For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery; but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless, let everyone of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. (Ephesians 5:28-33)

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. (James 3:13-18)

And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife. But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife? (1 Corinthians 7:10-11, 14-16)


CHILDREN

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. (Psalms 127:3-5)

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)

And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children. (Isaiah 54:13)

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. (Proverbs 13:24)

Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. (Proverbs 17:6)

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left [to himself] bringeth his mother to shame. (Proverbs 29:15)

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. (Proverbs 13:22)

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12)


FORGIVENESS

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32)

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. (Colossians 3:12-13)

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. (Luke 6:37)

Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. (Matthew 18:21-22)

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. (Matthew 5:23-24)

But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all. Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many. So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him. For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things. To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; (2 Corinthians 2:5-10)

FOR THE HOME

The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. (Proverbs 3:33)

And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places; (Isaiah 32:18)

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. (Matthew 7:24-25)

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15)

 

Pastor Tyler Wooten | Paved with Praise (1.15.20)

“And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim. And David enquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the Lord said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand. And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And David heard of it, and went out against them. So they came up to Baal–perazim; and David smote them there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place Baal–perazim.”
1 Chronicles 14:8-11

 David asked God’s permission, he asked the Lord if he would have victory.

 Your faith can act as gas or breaks for God. Your level of expectancy is the difference in knowing that God can do something and believing that God will do something.

 Take the breaks off God! Could it be that the only thing holding God back is your level of expectancy? He doesn’t need your faith in order to move but He choses to use it.

 In this passage, David took the breaks off of God.

 When you carry presence into purpose, you will be opposed. Your anointing attracts attacks. The enemy will come after you not because you are out of the will of God but because of the anointing on your life.

 Don’t be surprised when trials come! (1 Peter 4:12)

 Leaders, we never outgrow a war or a fight. We should rise up and still lead the fight just as David did.

Rephaim, the place where the Philistines spread themselves, means “valley of trouble” or “valley of giants!” This was a vulnerable place for David and his army because this was not territory that they had overtaken.

 The enemy knows how to hit you where you are vulnerable. We should be aware of the enemy’s attacks and know that it is coming. Don’t be surprised.

 Could your breakthrough be tied up in your last act of disobedience? Partial obedience is disobedience.

 Because of the victory, the name of Rephaim was changed to Baal–perazim. There are names in your life that God wants to change. He allowed you to be the way you were in the past so that he could take your personality, change your heart and use it for His glory. He wants to change shame to freedom, depression to joy, anxious to peaceful, empty to whole, hurt to healed, lost to found, blind to having sight, deaf to hearing. God wants to show up on your scene and change your name.

 

“But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.”
Psalm 22:3

 God inhabits the praise of His people. To inhabit is to sit down and reside among.

 

“And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjath–jearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the Lord, that dwelleth between the cherubims, whose name is called on it.”
1 Chronicles 13:6

 David and his men had to pass through Praise (Judah) to get to breakthrough (Perazim).

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 Judah means praise. Perazim means breakthrough. On the map, you could see that one would have to travel through Judah to get to Perazim. This would mean that you would have to travel through Praise to get to Breakthrough!

 

“The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren; And Judah begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;”
Matthew 1:1-3

 The genealogy of Jesus shows us that Judah (which means praise) begot Phares (derived from Perez/Perazim which in earlier passages, the place meant breakthrough). Notice that Judah’s son was named Perez. In other words, Praise is breakthrough’s daddy!

What you know and and what you feel don’t always line up. When you don’t know what else to do, do what you know to do: PRAISE HIM!

 Praise births breakthrough.

 Praise does a few things:

1. Prepares a seat.

2. Takes our eyes off us and gets our eyes on who He is.

3 Praise paves the way to breakthrough. Praise births breakthrough!

Breakthrough is within your reach. God is very big, He is very close, and He is very good!

 When you are squeezed in life, what is in you comes out. Let praise come out.

 The more you are in His presence, the more you get to know who He is. The more you know Him, the more you can praise Him.

 Praise is acknowledging who God is.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – 6:30PM Service

Purpose | Pt.2 (1.12.20)

“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,”
2 Timothy 1:9

 We can only be what our creator purposed us to be.

 Our purpose goes beyond our conception, and our parents.

 God is mindful of you. You are not a mistake. Ask God His purpose and plan for your life.

 Know this: the world needs who God made you to be.

 Many times, we are self absorbed and this hinders our ability to realize our purpose.

 Remember Elijah. He called fire down from Heaven and it actually happened! Right after that, he was suicidal and asking God to end his life. At that moment, he had to have been self-consumed to about the fact that Jezebel ordered his death. He wasn’t thinking about the big God he served and the events and victories that had already taken place in his life. (Ref. 1 Kings 19)

 There is a purpose in you that goes undetected until you begin investing in others. You find purpose when you serve others and when we put our focus on how we can serve someone else.

 The enemy wants to isolate us but we find purpose in each other!

 

“For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?”
1 Corinthians 12:14-17

 There are specific uses for all parts of the body.

 You’ll never find contentment trying to do what other people do. Do what you’ve been designed to do!

 Purpose is revealed by design.

 Your purpose cannot be fulfilled in isolation.

 

“There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.”
Proverbs 19:21

 Purpose produces design.

 Design produces potential, ask God what is your potential.

 God won’t change His mind about what He created you to be.

 Your purpose will not go beyond your natural ability or design.

 

“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.”
Psalms 138:8

 God will never forget His original plan and purpose for you. It could be years later, He hasn’t forgotten.

 God wired and made you. Return to the Creator of the thing to find out the purpose of the thing that was created.

 What do you have to potential to be? If you want to fulfill your purpose, get plugged in and be a tool ready for use! When you don’t understand something’s purpose, abuse is inevitable.

 

 Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines the word “abuse” as “To use ill; to maltreat; to misuse; to use with bad motives or to wrong purposes; as, to abuse rights or privileges.”

 A related word would be misuse. The Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines the word “misuse” as “To treat or use improperly; to use to a bad purpose.”

Sunday, January 12, 2020 – 11:30AM Service

The Importance of Putting God First (1.8.20)

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3
“Thou shalt have none other gods before me.” Deuteronomy 5:7

 God’s presence is the master key to life! It unlocks everything else that may be bound in our life but we have to make room.

Isaiah 55:11: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

 God should come first in every relationship and in every routine in our lives.

 

1st Fruit Principle

“For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.”
Romans 11:16 

 Whatever you put first in your life is in complete control of everything else in your life.

 Whatever you put first, you have relinquished complete control over to it. “It” could be a habit, a person, etc. You will yield your time, work ethic, and finances over to what comes first.

 Every area where God is number one, He pours out His blessing on everything that comes after. If His is not first or is getting the left overs, He is not in control of what comes in that area.

 Who comes first and where does God fit in that order. He should be first in your: time, energy, habits, worship, prayer, priority, finances, etc. Everything else should follow after God.

 

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord , and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”
Proverbs 3:5-10

 We should acknowledge God first and then He will direct our paths. There is no sense in getting on a path and then consulting God and realizing you’re on the wrong path. Acknowledge Him first!

 Example: If Jesus is first, you cannot enter into a relationship with someone who would cause you to put Jesus second. Jesus should be the foundation.

 Whatever you put first will end up controlling everything else.

 

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Matthew 6:33

 When you have an area in your life that is not surrendered to the Lord, He does not have dominion in your life over that area.

 When God has dominion and seek His kingdom, everything else that we’ve been running after and worried about will be added to us.

 You don’t exercise your will where you don’t have dominion, God doesn’t either. His will doesn’t work in areas He doesn’t have dominion. Dominion and will are attached together.

 What has your mind occupied and has you fearful? Verse 33 tells us to seek His kingdom!

 Go into the New Year determined that you won’t give God leftovers. No leftovers!

 

“And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord . And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord . And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.”
Genesis 4:1-5

 Cain brought an offering to the Lord “in the process of time,” not first! (Genesis 4:3)

 Abel brought the “firstlings” of his flock. (Genesis 4:4)

 Although there is a deep significance of the two offerings provided, one being the fruit of mans works and the other being the blood of a lamb, we cannot ignore the details that God gave us in that the offering brought in the process of time was not respected whereas the one given that put God first was respected.

 

“All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers. And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.”
Deuteronomy 8:1-3

 There are times when God puts us in a position for us to see what is in our heart although He knows what He is going to do. Do we trust His word over our bread?

 Jesus also quotes this scripture in Matthew 4:4

 When God provided food in the wilderness for the children of Israel, it was called mana! Mana means WHAT?!?!?!

When you put God first, He will do something in your life so grand that all you can do is say WHAT!!!!!

 

Scriptures to add to your notes for personal study:

 Exodus 13:12-13

 Exodus 12:1-13

 Joshua 6:18-19

 Exodus 23:19

 2 Chronicles 31:5

 Jeremiah 2:3

 1 Corinthians 16:1-2

 

Ask yourself, “Where am I not putting God first in my life?” This is the area where you have limited God’s blessing and His best!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 – 6:30PM Service

Purpose | Pt.1 (1.5.20)

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,”
2 Timothy 1:7-9

 God called you and had purpose for you before you were born. God knew you from the womb! (Jeremiah 1)

 Your existence is evidence of your purpose.

 Creation is a manifestation of God’s intention.

 Everything’s purpose is revealed by its design. You are a purpose with a name!

 Your identity is wrapped up in your purpose.

 

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
Ephesians 2:10

 In 1 Kings 19, Elijah calls out the fake prophets. A few verses later, he was in a cave feeling depressed and asking God to end his life.

 If we’re not careful, we will look for big moments to define us and for some people, there is no big moment.

 Don’t look at someone else wishing for their life. You don’t know what they are struggling with.

 

“For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord ; and there is none else.”
Isaiah 45:18

 When anything God created operates according to its purpose, it brings God glory.

 If we are not careful, we will think only the big stuff brings Him glory.

“But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord , take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers. And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord . And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord ; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:”
1 Kings 19:4,11

 You can’t breathe out all the time! You have to have a rhythm of highs and lows to balance life.

 Don’t always look for the wind to break the mountains!

 The still small voice, that’s where He deposits purpose into you.

 Your purpose affects someone else’s life. Your purpose will outlive your days.

 Don’t make your life about one thing, you will miss what God is trying to do.

Sunday, January 5, 2019 – 9:45AM Service

Purpose | New Year’s Eve Special (12.31.19)

“And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.”
Exodus 12:1-2

 The Lord reset the calendar for the children of Israel before He freed them.

 This was their last night in bondage. They also took the passover meal that we know today as communion.

 

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17

 1 Corinthians 10, teaches that all the things done in the Old Testament were an example of things we should do.

 Sometimes it can be easy for us to forget that when a believer accepts Christ, they have a new birth, they have new redemption and new life, they have a new spirit.

 Let’s believe God for something new in this new year. God specializes in making all things new.

 

“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”
Isaiah 43:18-19

 Don’t get caught up in the old things. If we’re not careful, we allow our tradition to rob us of truth.

God can’t do a new thing when we are caught up in the old things.

God knows how to speak in a today generation voice. Don’t force an old way on a new life.

 “Sing a new song” is recorded six times in the book of Psalms and once in the book of Isaiah yet many people don’t want to join a church that is singing a new song. They want the old song that doesn’t take any mental effort to remember and sing.

 When God says something in His word more than once, He is trying to get through to you.

 New means better!

 

“Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.”
Isaiah 42:9-10

 You can’t do anything about your past. This scripture tells us to look forward to new things.

 The other scriptures where “Sing a new song” is recorded is: Psalm 33:3, Psalm 40:3, Psalm 96:1, Psalm 98:1, Psalm 144:9, and Psalm 149:1

 

“Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.”
Matthew 9:14-17

 Jesus didn’t need to heal the same way every time he healed. He healed one blind man as he was running toward him while he healed another by putting mud on his eyes.

 We want to force our old way onto their new. How many believers were choked Putin church because we try to force an old way on them. Don’t try to make new believers fit into old tradition.

 “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.” Mark 7:13

 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,” Philippians 3:13

 “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62

 Genesis 40 & 41 details the story of Joseph and how he toiled as a slave but eventually went from the prison to the palace. He named his firstborn “Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father’s house.” Genesis 41:51. When God told Moses to build the temple, Judah (which means praise) was placed at the entrance in the East. Manasseh (which represents our past) was placed as far away from Judah at the back of the temple on the West (Numbers 2:1-31). If you were to try to access God through Manasseh, your past, you would be on the back side of the temple on the opposite side of the entrance. God has called us to access Him through Judah, our praise!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 – 6:30PM Service

Faith in the Fire | Vol 2: Pt 4 (12.29.19)

“That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto. For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know. For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.”
1 Thessalonians 3:3-5

 The enemy wants to use trial to get you out of the things of God: prayer, church, etc.

 Many people will quit church when they are going through a trial but they don’t quit work.

 You will be most tempted when you are going through affliction.

 Face your fire with an expectation for wholeness, not a quick fix. A quick fix leaves you in the same position.

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Peace does not mean the absence of a trial. Peace is not feeling good about a bad thing. Peace = wholeness!

 Often times, trials move a person to make poor decisions in the midst of the trial.

 

“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

 This passage defines peace.

 When you speak of biblical peace, you are talking about wholeness.

 Complete wholeness exists mentally, physically, and spiritually. When there is a lack of peace in one of these areas, there is not wholeness.

 Sin has a way of making you watch your back! Proverbs 28:1 tells us that the wicked flee when no one pursues them and this is how sin positions your mind.

 Biblical wholeness is your mind (soul), body, and spirit.

 

“Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.”
Acts 3:1-8

 Quick fixes don’t bring wholeness!

 The enemy wants to give you a pacifier to satisfy us for a while but El Shaddai wants to satisfy us with milk.

 Quit believing God for pacifiers when He is trying to give you the milk!

 Fractured people don’t need each other, they need Jesus! Two halves don’t make a whole when it comes to people. God wants to take two whole people and then make them one.

 When the man at the gates received wholeness in his legs, he began worshipping the Lord in the temple.

 We should ask ourselves, if God brought that thing into our lives that we’ve been believing for, would we be found praising Him.

 God can bring the thing you’ve been believing Him for when you are in line with His will and giving it to you won’t alter the course of where He intends for you to be.

 

“In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.”
John 5:3-8

 When you have an excuse, you’re justified in that status. It keeps you in the situation.

 When Jesus instructed the lame man to “rise” he was telling the man to change his posture and position.

 

“And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.”
Acts 16:25-28,36-37

 When Paul and Silas were in prison, they did not allow the prison to change them. That’s how they got to the “and suddenly” moment when God caused an earthquake that shook the foundation of the prison and opened the doors.

 Even thought the doors were open, they did not leave. That would’ve left them in an unsure position on the status of their freedom. Would soldiers still come after them? Instead they waited until the magistrates came in person and brought them out, free to go.

 Sometimes we can get settled with situational freedom.

 “Go in peace” meant that Paul and Silas were completely free versus being free only because the doors opened.

 When God brings wholeness into your life, Satan will be under your feet. “And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.” Romans 16:20

Master Checklist for making decisions include the will of God. The Will of God will:

1. always cause you to be in line with His word. (Isaiah 55:11)

2. cause you to be lead in peace. (Isaiah 55:12-13)

3. cause you to go out with great joy. (Isaiah 55: 12-13)

4. always bring Him glory.

 When you are enduring a fire or a trial, get a vision for wholeness.

Sunday, December 29, 2019 – 8:00AM and 9:45AM Service

True Story | Christmas Special (12.25.19)

“But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.”
Galatians 4:4-5

 Jesus’ birth did not begin with the day he was born. His life and ministry were spoken of long before his arrival.

 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

 By the fourth chapter of Genesis, Eve was convinced that Cain, the baby she was expecting, was the one promised of God.

 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.” Genesis 3:15-16

 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
John 1:1

 The gospels are not the beginning of the biology of Jesus.

 All of the details of Jesus’ life were written in the Old Testament before he was born.

 “Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,” Psalms 40:7

 “Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.” Hebrews 10:7

 “And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.” Luke 24:44

 If you really want to know who Jesus is, refer to the scriptures that he used to reveal himself to his disciples.

 Prophets, priest, kings, and fisherman all wrote details about Jesus that all lined up.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
John 1:1

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
John 1:14

 John 1:1 and John 1:14 reveal so much when studied together.

 Read up to the first comma of each passage together, then read up to the second comma of each passage together, and then read up to the third comma of each passage together:

In the beginning was the Word, | And the Word was made flesh, |and the Word was with God, |and dwelt among us,|and the Word was God | and we beheld his glory

 The number four has to do with something God is doing in the earth.

 The fourth clause in the Lord’s Prayer references His will in earth.

 The fourth commandment tells us to rest from works

 The four gospels are used to speak of and reveal Jesus to the world.

 Matthew, a tax collector, traces Jesus’ genealogy back to Abraham and writes to reveal Jesus as a King. This account records the Magi, Kings from the east coming to the birth of Jesus.

 Mark, a servant, records no genealogy but writes to reveal Jesus as a servant. This account shows the servanthood of Jesus.

 Luke, a physician, declares that Jesus is also a man with a history traced back to Adam and Jesus’ relationship to humanity. The announcement of Jesus’ birth was first revealed to shepherds who, in this time, were considered of low importance. This account highlights that the gospel is for everyone and no one is excluded.

 John writes of Jesus being God manifested into every promise!

 The word reveals Jesus’ incarnation, humiliation, exhalation, and adoration.

 Jesus was God made flesh.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 – 6:30PM Service