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In The Name of Jesus September 25, 2016

The is Power in the Name of Jesus – Lincoln Brewster

See questions from 9/18/2016  

Further Discussion and Scriptures
“Start calling yourself healed, happy, whole, blessed, and prosperous.  Stop talking to God about how big your mountains are, and start talking to your mountains about how big your God is!”
-Joel Osteen

We must get to the place where we do not see our problems as from people (flesh and blood).  Instead, we must see them as tools in the hand of the enemy (rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil) and pray for them from a place of love.  We know we will have trouble!  (John 16:33)

Types of prayers

Dedication
Commitment
Petition
Consecration
To Change circumstances
Praise
Thanksgiving
Prayer of faith
United prayer
Prayer of agreement
Prayer for tongues
Prayers of intercession

Suggestions:

To help learn the Word of God, to use in prayer, use concordances to begin to do word study (love, peace, healing, forgiveness, patience, etc) to find scriptures to use in praying Word back to God to achieve “reverse thunder” in your situation.

Use scripturekeys.com as a reference for looking up scriptures by topic.

Watch the video of the testimony of Jim Caviezel who played Jesus in The Passion of the Christ

A reminder that we will need the power of the name of Jesus in the days ahead.

Write as you pray and write down all the Holy Spirit impresses upon you.  If you write it down, then you have a record of God’s Word TO YOU!!!!  This is an example of a “word” given during prayer for this study written down during the time of prayer:

Step up to yet another place on this journey of faith.

For you see My children, I will NEVER leave you!  I will never forsake you!  I will never leave  you begging for bread.  

You are my children and my desire is to teach you to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might.

My love for you is never-ending.

Some of you are testing the water.  I tell you to dive in.  I am here to catch you .  Let my love wash over you as you begin to trust my Word and the love I have for you.  

Great be your peace.

Great be your confidence!  Confidence in ME!

Love me,

Trust me,

Learn from me.

I hold your future in my hand.  The time is coming and is now here, that you may well have to chose which way you will go.  Will you go right, will you go left, will you go straight?

Let Me tell you which way to go—-go straight into my outstretched arms of love!

The Holy Spirit speaks to our hearts! And what He speaks is God’s Word.  You can find everyone of these statements in His Word!!!!  Listen to the “still small voice” and be stunned at how much He loves YOU!!
Scriptures for your prayer arsenal:

Jeremiah 1:12  “Then the LORD said to me, ‘You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it.'”  (NAS)

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.”  (KJV)

Isaiah 59:21  “As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and forever.”  (KJV)

John 14:13  “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”  (KJV)

John 15:4-7  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.  5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.  7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”

II Timothy 1:12  “For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.’

II Timothy 2:7  “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.”

I Peter 5:7  “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

Philippians 4:6  “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
STUDY QUESTIONS for Chapter 5  By Conquest  pages 29-34

  1. How did Jesus obtain His name?
  2. What does “bring to nought” mean?
  3. Why does the devil fight so hard to keep us from knowing about the Name of Jesus?
  4. Satan has no authority to dominate the ______________or the _____________.
  5. God has delivered us from:

b.

c.

List ALL you find!

  1.  According to Brother Hagin, why does the devil rule over many Christians and even churches?
  2. Jesus ___________all _________________, these ______________of the ____________.
  3.  Read the John 17:11-16
    1. vs 11 Keep them in _________________________
    2. Vs 14 I have given them _____________________
    3. Vs 15 Keep them from the  __________________
    4. Vs 16 They are not of this ____________________
  1.  Scriptures will work for you when you_______________them, not ______________they would work.
  2.  Think about (meditate on) the excellency of Jesus and His Name.

Who Am I?

Welcome to our guest today, Lorie Walker.  We are excited that Lorie has joined our merry band of treaders.  She has a wonderful spirit and loves the Lord.  You are going to be blessed by her insights.  Thank you Lorie.

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Who Am I

The one who speaks to no one, because I am new and don’t know anyone.

The one with shabby and worn clothes, because it has been rough financial year and I have no extra money for clothes.

The mother with no makeup and a frazzle look, because I have been up with a sick child all night.

The couple with a smile on their face and tears in their eyes, because sometimes it doesn’t seem like they are going to make it.

The teenager with more attitude than you care for, because things at home are more than a teenager should ever go through.

The one who never smiles, because it has been a rough year and all hope it fading.

The elderly that seems grumpy, because I am lonely and have no one to talk to.

Who Am I …. I am not so different than you.  I am a child of God.  I am leaning on Him but hoping for a little support from other children of God.

I am new wanting someone to speak, to invite me to a class, fellowship and to come back.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

I am one that regardless of how I am dressed you are not judging me based on appearance and welcome me in.

1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

I am the mother wanting someone to say it will be okay and ask is there any way we can help out with the kids.

Galatians 6:2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

We are the couple hoping for support and prayer for our marriage.

Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen

I am the teenager that wants someone to mentor to me and to be loved

Acts 20:35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

I am the one that is needing a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on.

Matthew 25:40 The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

The one wishing someone had a few minutes from their busy schedule to sit and talk.

Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Who am I … I am a child of God just as you are.  We have all be given special gifts to minister to others in different ways.  We should be willing to reach out to others.  Step out of our earthly comfort zone and step into the Father’s protection to reach others.

1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

Hold Us Together – Matt Maher

Lorie Walker

Lessons Learned in Time Out

 

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Lessons Learned in Time Out

This little illustration depicts me in time out!  Kicking and screaming and fighting the unwelcomed reprieve tooth and toenail.  I ain’t got time for this!!  Sitting is boring and I have entirely too much time to think. UGH!

Scripture is full of “time outs.”  Even Jesus had some time outs.  Time outs are not always punishment.  Sometimes, a loving parent places a child in time out to REST! Or at least so the parent can rest. (I am a mom, I know I am not alone!)

The truth is I have been in time out for a long time.  Seven long years to be exact.  Since seven is God’s perfect number I believe this is coming to an end and though I have squirmed the entire time I have been in time out,  the sands in the hourglass are running out.  Now,  I find myself doing exactly what I have been writing about for a year…………….having a huge case of PANIC.  Yep, got some fear grabbing me by the throat because He has not told me the whole plan.  He just pulled back the curtain and said it is almost time to move.  YIKES!  I have become comfortable in my discomfort, AGAIN.  Sigh……  Now I can deal with what I know but unknowns are just not acceptable.  I need the entire plan upfront!   Turns out, I don’t make the rules. (I know that is not a news flash to you but somehow I keep missing the memo. Told you sarcasm is an art in my family!)

So, it is time to review all the lessons He has been teaching me while I have been in a God ordained time out.  I need the review.  I need the reminders.  I need to find all those tests and review because the final exam is pending and as I reminded one of my sweet beauties, “The Teacher is always silent during the test!”  So, I need to have these hard learned lessons front and center of my mind and buried deep in my heart..  They are vital to my future.

One of the main lessons the Father has been repeating over and over and over and over again (yes, I am a challenged learner) is “be still and be quiet!”  Just stand there and watch what I AM will do.  So, while I really tried to be still and be quiet, I realized this past week I still have not mastered this lesson.  How do I know?  Because I have found myself not being grateful, being full of fear, and complaining and instead of being still, I have been in a frenzy of activity trying to “do it all by myself.”  Told you I was a challenged learner!  No wonder, I never got my dream job.  You cannot teach what you don’t know how to do!

Enough about me and my little dilemma,  let’s dig into a scripture.  

Exodus 14:13-14  King James Version (KJV)

13 And Moses said unto the people, (1)Fear ye not, (2)stand still, and (3)see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever.

14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall (4)hold your peace.

(II Chronicles 20:17, January 4, 2016, Fear Not Inactivity)

In these verses of Scripture Moses tells the children of Israel four things to do when life suddenly becomes a challenge and it will.  We have talked a whole lot about fear not but it bears repeating because our natural inclination when life comes at us is to “fight or flight.”  This is your sympathetic nervous system doing its job to self protect.  However, the LORD says He will handle it.  Do you see it?  It says, “the LORD will fight for you.”  Next he reminds the Israelites to stand still.  Seriously?  Stand still when I am being overwhelmed, attacked, and facing insurmountable obstacles?  The flight mode seems more appropriate to me. The problem is, I cannot watch and see if I am running for my life.  I have to stand still so I can do the next thing which is watch the LORD  (to see the salvation of the LORD).  Did he say salvation?  As in rescue?  As in escape?  As in a better life?  As in no more enemies?  This is what the Word clearly says.  “For the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again NO MORE FOREVER!”    Why?  How can this be true?  Because The LORD shall fight for YOU!

Now, here is the last instruction:  ye shall hold your peace.  In today’s vernacular, “Shut your face!  Shut up!  Be Quiet!  Keep your mouth shut!  Don’t say nuthin’.  Zip it sister!  Hush!”     Do you know why?  It is because Israelites complain A LOT!  They grumble.  They moan, groan, gripe, and complain.  In the words, of Priscilla Shirer, “we hand the enemy the tools to form the weapons he uses against us with our words!”  God calls complaining an abomination.  Our words, either positive or negative are powerful.  We need to put a lock on our lips and screen every word we say before we say it.  Once it is out, it has a life of its own.

I have been handing the enemy the tools he has used to instill fear in me once again.  The Lord has told me what to do, and I am desperately trying to do it but I have been afraid.  Afraid of change.  Afraid of the unknown.  Afraid of being more alone.  Afraid of losing all I hold dear.  Afraid of failure.  Shaking in my boots afraid of missing His best for me.

Treadin’ On

If We’re Honest by Francesca Battistelli

I know all my friends and family might say, “these are normal feelings.”  However, I am painfully aware this is not what God’s Word says.  He says, fear not, stand still, watch what I am going to do, and for heaven’s sake be quiet.”

The Lord uses time outs for many purposes.  Rest, reprimand, renewal of our minds, revelation of His will, and refreshment of our spirit.  So, in the weeks ahead, let us journey with the saints and see how our loving Heavenly Father used time out in the lives of His children, including His own Son.  I for one need a refresher course because I obviously need to review all I have learned while I have been in time out.  The lessons were painfully hard.  I do not want to have to repeat those lessons over again.  

Do you want to join me on this excursion?   Pack a Bible, bring a pen and paper, and let’s set sail.  The Lifeguard is on board.  I cannot afford to miss this cruise.

 

Be Still from Hidden in My Heart: A Lullaby Journey through Scripture

Dedicated to all my teacher friends.  You Rock!

Fear the Lord Your God Recap

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Psalm 91

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
   nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
   nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
   ten thousand at your right hand,
   but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
   and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
   no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
   to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
   so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
   you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
   I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
   I will be with him in trouble,
   I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
   and show him my salvation.”
(emphasis mine)

 

El Elyon by Gwen Smith

Matthew Henry calls this psalm the “writ of protection,” and believes it was written by King David.  Some scholars believe it was written by Moses as an answer to the 90th Psalm.
El Elyon is the GOD Most High in Verse one and El Shaddai is the LORD Almighty, Jehovah  is my God, and Adonai  is the LORD in verse two.  Four names of God, four parts of His character revealed.  This is our God.
Verse 1-2 is the state of the godly
Verse 3-8 speaks of the safety of the godly
Verse three is a confession or agreement with God. This verse is repeated in Psalm 124:7 and Psalm 124:8  speaks of the NAME OF THE LORD who made heaven and earth.
Verse 4 is an analogy of protection seen in the mother bird over her nest. (Isaiah 26:3 Matt 27:37)
Verses 9-10 speaks of our habitation
Verses 11-13 protection of His servants
Verses 14-16 speaks of our friendship with God and its effects
We dwell (sit down) in heavenly places
We abide (at home)
We have a refuge (we are behind the veil)
We are protected by His fortress and angels so that we do not even stump our toes)
Re-read verses 9-16 and see the cause and effect.
When man makes The Lord his habitation/refuge
God promises:
No evil
No plague
Deliverance
Angels watching over

When Man sets his love upon God:  God Sets man on high

When Man knows His Name :  Answers Will be with us in trouble

Honor :   Give long life  Show salvation
When Man trusts the Lord:    Deliverance from pestilence  &  snare
Truth will be a shield
NO FEAR:  Not face judgement

So, to be sure we really let this sink into our souls let me say it one more way:  When I (you) trust in the LORD and in the power of His name,  the LORD will deliver and set you on high (honor), He will cover you with His very own feathers/wings;  He will eliminate fear during the day and during the night, during attack, during illness, during times of oppression and loss; He will give spiritual insight, answer me when I call, give long life, show us His salvation,  and no evil can come near!

We “fear the LORD” and he removes all the other fears.  We have been granted entrance into the Holy of Holies  as we follow our High Priest (Jesus) into the Father’s throne room.  This is the picture of companionship.  This is His Salvation.

14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
   I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
   I will be with him in trouble,
   I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
   and show him my salvation.”
Oh sister (and brother), please let this sink deep into our collective souls.  You are cherished by God Almighty (El Shaddai)  the God Most High (El Elyon)!!  Meditate on this today.

I pray that the fear nots have spoken to your heart and oh that you could understand the fear of the Lord your God is where peace, courage, and trust is found.  This is the ONLY fear you need to have.  You have been handed His “writ of protection” signed in the blood of Jesus.  Whoever wrote this Psalm is not of importance.  What is important is that I take it as my very own.  Re read this Psalm and everywhere you see a personal pronoun insert your NAME!  Make it YOUR writ of protection.  
1.Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I(__________) will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
   my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you(__________)
   from the fowler’s snare
   and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you (__________)with his feathers,
   and under his wings you (_________) will find refuge;
   his faithfulness will be your(__________) shield and rampart.
5 You(_________) will not fear the terror of night,
   nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
   nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your(__________) side,
   ten thousand at your(_________) right hand,
   but it will not come near you (________).
8 You(________) will only observe with your eyes
   and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you(__________) say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
   and you(________) make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you(_________),
   no disaster will come near your(________) tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you (_______)
   to guard you(_______) in all your(________) ways;
12 they will lift you(________) up in their hands,
   so that you(_________) will not strike your(_________) foot against a stone.
13 You(______) will tread on the lion and the cobra;
   you(_______) will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he(_________) loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him(_______);
   I will protect him(_________), for he (________) acknowledges my name.
15 He (_______) will call on me, and I will answer him(__________);
   I will be with him (______) in trouble,
   I will deliver him(________) and honor him(________).
16 With long life I will satisfy him(________)
   and show him (________) my salvation.”

 

El Shaddai by Michael Card
We have come to the end of this study.  
Father in Heaven, how I thank you for this time spent in your Word.  What wonderful gold nuggets we have mined.   How rich we truly are.  Our hearts need not fear what man or this world can do to us for if you are for me who can be against me? (Romans 8:31) No not one!  I thank you in Jesus precious name.  Amen.

Congratulations!!!

 

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If you have been following the Treadin’ 7 for the past year, you know the person who is the glue to our team is Yvonne Jones.  Her writing has inspired so many.  She has led ladies programs to encourage, give hope and build faith to the body of Christ.   Besides writing for the blog, she wrote a Bible Study Journey to Joy.  The journey was a consequence of a journey that began after reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.

I am proud to congratulate, my treadin sister, and wonderful friend.   Von has been chosen by Ann Voskamp to be a part of her new book’s launch team.

The new book will be The Broken Way. by Ann Voskamp

Von is excited to be on @AnnVoskamp’s book launch team for #The Brokenway Check it out ->

http://aholyexperience.com/thebrokenway

Look for updates in the future about the release of this new book, The Broken Way A Path to the Abundant Life by Ann Voskamp.

 

In the Name of Jesus Sept. 18

In the Name of Jesus
9/18/16

Questions from pages 23-27 continued

By Bestowal- Chapter 4

  1.  Paul’s prayer was not just for the church at Ephesus only.  It was as Spirit -given prayer, it belongs to all SAINTS everywhere.  The idea of “working the Scriptures” like some formula is offensive to me; but look at the prayer in Ephesians 1:17-23 again:  get the revelation, accept our position, understand the power of His name and our authority in using this knowledge leads to prayers that are answered.  Got to wrap my head around this power of attorney authority.  We get to use the name HE has been given.  He gave it (bestowed it) to us!  According to Anne Graham Lotz in her book The Daniel Prayer, praying the Word is “reverse thunder.”
  2.  According to Ephesians 1:22, why did God seat Jesus in the highest place in the universe, at His own (R) hand?  The Right Hand of God is vitally important.  It shows high rank, equal honor, equal dignity, equal authority, total equality.   God set Jesus on His right hand for the church, the Bride of Christ.
  3.  Jesus’ name has been given to us, the church.  What do those rights entitle us to?

ALL that Christ has.  (list found in question #3 from 9/11/16 post)

  1.  How do you get the revelation of the workings of Jesus name?

By appropriating His name in faith as we use His name a.) against our enemies,  b.) in our petitions,  c.) in our praise and worship, and  d.) daily walk of obedience.

  1.  Sooner or later, what the Word of God is saying will dawn on your heart, on your spirit, down on the inside of you!

Illustration of John the Beloved reclining on Jesus at the Last Supper asking Jesus to reveal who would betray Jesus.  Jesus answered John’s question because of the relationship they enjoyed.  (John 13:21-28)  The closeness John and Jesus shared is available to us and it is this closeness that provides the insight we need to understand all Jesus has made available to us through His name.  If you have not yet grasped this, fret not, stay close, He will reveal it to you at just the right time!

Heaven, earth, and hell recognize our position in Christ.  Why don’t we?  (R) hand of God is vitally important.  It shows high rank, equal honor, equal dignity, equal authority, total equality.  And Jesus has seated us at His right hand.. (Matthew 25:33)   Does this not knock your socks off?  It does mine.

“If God said it, you can expect it.  Don’t expect to figure out how He did it.”

“The name of the LORD Jesus is not a God coercion, arm-twisting, name it and claim it, genie in a bottle incantation, entitlement to me and mine. We don’t know all the answers to why some people are healed and some are not.  (David’s infant son, Paul’s thorn, some of our own). But this we do know.  God’s Word is the last word!   What He says in His Word He will do.  It is up to us as believers to take God at His Word and walk with our eyes on Him through whatever the devil brings across our path. We have His Word and His Name!  The Apostles used His name and authority to prove who He is.  These same men took up a cross and were beheaded, stoned, jailed, boiled in oil, exiled, and crucified.”   “To use His name is a profound, passionate, pure tool in our God-given tool box.  It is for others, not just ourselves.”  (I apologize to the original authors.  I failed to note who said it when journaling.)

Other Resources:

Power of Prayer-Claiming Your Legal Rights by Dr. Tony Evans. (you tube)

Revelation 2:17  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.