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Friday, July 17, 2015

Son of Hamas.. A Christian!

Why do people want to go to the Bahamas? It's not because of the president or prime minister, or even the government.  It's the beaches and coconut palm trees, usually with a hammuck hung between them and the blue ocean in the background.  Atlantas is one of the largest overseas resorts in the world.  Why in the Bahamas?  Because if you are in the dead of winter in Chicago or New York at 10 degrees, the Bahamas looks pretty inviting!  Jesus always presented the benefits of the kingdom of God. The Bahamas has vacation benefits, the kingdom of God has natural and spiritual benefits.  Jesus said it was a place of righteousness (right standing with God), peace and joy.  Who wouldn't want that?  The kingdom of God even has its own health department... healing in the name of Jesus!  It is backed by a God of a variety of names like Jehovah Jireh "God our provider", Jehovah Shalom "God our peace", Jehovah Rapha "God our healer" as well as many others. Jesus presented these benefits in the beatitudes and said they all would produce incredible "Blessings". Things like an eternal kingdom of love and beauty.  If you want to convert Muslims, ask them about the benefits of their kingdom. Perhaps they will tell you about fear, oppression, legalism, jihadist war and sharia law. Doesn't sound like the kind of benefits you would like. Its like asking you if you would like to go to the Bahamas in the middle of winter or to Siberia. Perhaps we would witness more effectively to Muslims by presenting the wonderful benefits of the kingdom of God.  Jesus even said, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you."  Matthew 6:33  I recently heard the Son of Hamas speak, the son of the leader of Hamas and he said, "When I started looking at my Muslim faith and the incredible oppression me and my people were under, and then looking at true Christianity, I had to convert." He says He loves Jesus Christ and He is now on a crusade to convert as many Muslims to Christ as he can.  His name is Mosab Hassan Yousef and this video exposes the god of the muslims. Please pray for him and his witness to the Muslim world.  He had to ask his own father to disown him because of the danger his father faced.  Hear his testimony on this video.  

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

How Big Is Your God?

Does God change His size for you? Of course not, but your perception of Him changes. David said in Psalms 34:3 "Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together." What does it mean to "Magnify".  It means to enlarge in appearance.  The object never changed it's size, but the magnifier enlarged it!  God's person, presence and power will increase within you with praise!  I did seminars on stress years ago as I headed up a large single's ministry in Denver, Colorado with my fellow leader, Charles Jones. What is stress?  It is a perception that your problem is larger than your resource.  For example, if you have a house payment of $1,000 and you only have $500.00 to pay, you have a stress factor over 50%.  But if you have over a million dollars in the bank, your stress factor goes way down to zero! In fact, you probably won't even pay attention to the payment. Life is full of problems creating stress at every level. We are constantly evaluating our resources against those problems.  David came up with a real solution.  If God is your source, and I trust He is, you can change your perception of HIS ABILITY to take care of it. David said the best way to do that is to start praising Him....magnifying His ability, exalting His name. By the way, the names of Jehovah exemplify His nature and ability.  Declare His name over the situation.  Some of the names of Jehovah are, "God our healer", "God our Provider", "God our peace", etc.  Your "spirit man" will begin to affect your natural man of emotions, will, conscience, imagination.  And even your 5 natural senses of your body will begin to relax and change. Stop today and begin taking a few moments to "Magnify" the Lord! Your perception of God's ability to meet your need will begin to be enlarged to the degree that the stress factor will go to zero!  One of my favorite verses in the bible is II Corinthians 9:8 "God is able to make all grace abound, that having all sufficiency in all things, you may have an abundance for every good work."  Notice it is based on God's ability... and His ability is limitless...but you must access it by faith.  Please SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube channel and you will begin getting daily SHORT, CONCISE VIDEO REVELATIONS OF CHRIST.  Called the "Magnificent Christ".  Because we are "Magnifying" your capacity to see Jesus!  The video below is exactly the kind of daily "Magnification" of Christ you will see!