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Hard, Tender, Free...

01/27/2010



Matthew 19


It is not about what is ALLOWED... It's about what is RIGHT.

Hard hearts are the reason for divorce. The one seeking the divorce may not be the one with the hard heart either. But hard hearts are ALWAYS the culprit. But this is not just true of divorce but anything that robs us in life. Every act of a human that violates another human is a matter of a hard heart.

This is compared to the tender heart of a child. Have you ever seen a small child hold a grudge? Most kids, unless badly abused, are quick to forgive AND forget. This is the way we'll have to be to function in the Kingdom of God.

There is no forgiving without forgetting... it's all one. If you choose to bring it up, remember it, and ponder it... you are failing to act out forgiveness. When it tries to come up, remind yourself that you've forgiven them and out loud rebuke that thought from having any place in you.

Does stuff have you or do you have stuff?

There is nothing wrong with stuff... in …

The Great Kingdom Key

01/26/2010

Matthew 18


God is seeking in this chapter to bring us all into the Unity of Christ. Pride cannot stand in God's presence. Humility can. Unforgiveness cannot stand in God's presence. The Forgiven forgiver can. Sin cannot stand in God's Presence. Either get it repented of or remove that person from the unit. For the Unity of the Unit is of the utmost importance. Can't we love them back? We tried that by confronting the sin. If it isn't repented of, remove them like cancer from the body. UNITY of the UNIT is primary. Within any organization, marriage, partnership, friendship, Business, etc... UNITY is Key to overcoming victories.


Only in Unity can we Bind and Loose and get results from Prayer!

Are they ANY places that you are not in TOTAL harmony with those you are attached to. Find anything you can on your part, through prayer to make sure you stay in Unity.

Darrell Wolfe

Need Met Faith

01/25/2010

Matthew 17

Go Cast a hook... take the money and pay the tax for me and you.


A need arose. A bill. It was not anticipated by Peter, He hadn't planned for it or thought about it. But it came. Jesus said, yeah pay it! But He didn't fret or fuss. He didn't figure out what He could sell to make it work out. He gave a Word of Knowledge to Peter and met him in the middle of that with Provision. Peter acted and got results.

Go to Jesus and let Him give you insight, knowledge, direction, guidance, and provision for every need that arises for you.

I always get results when I Come... Hear... Do...

Darrell G. Wolfe

Communication

01/22/2010
Matthew 16
Jesus was the Master Communicator. He was able to maneuver around verbal traps and meet people at their level. EVEN JESUS wasn't always, if ever really understood.
In life, no matter how skilled you may be at communication, people will at times misunderstand, misquote, and even add and subtract from what you said and get mad at YOU for it. Pat Robertson is dealing with that very issue this week. Like Pat, some of the people doing the misquoting are doing it on purpose.
5When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread. 6"Be careful," Jesus said to them. "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
7They discussed this among themselves and said, "It is because we didn't bring any bread."
8Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, "You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread? 9Do you still not understand? Don't you remember the five loaves for th…

Great Faith Requires…

01/21/2010
Matthew 15

21 Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed."
23 But He answered her not a word.
And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, "Send her away, for she cries out after us."
24 But He answered and said, "I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, "Lord, help me!"
26 But He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs."
27 And she said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters' table."
28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, "O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.

Gre…

Master Over Crisis!

01/20/2010
Matthew 14 Part One
VS 1-23
    Jesus is confronted with very tough news. The one who healed so many and raised some from the dead has just been informed that his own cousin and forerunner has been murdered. COULD Jesus go raise John from the dead? If anyone could Jesus could right? He who raised others is now confronted with death in the family. He was sad for John after his last news from John's disciples. Jesus mentioned that "blessed is he who is not offended because of me." Matthew 11
Evidently John, the subject of the preceding verses to that statement, was living in some level of offense. "Hey Jesus… I thought you were supposed to come in and set things straight, lay out those hypocrites on their butts… what's up here… are you the one or should we look for another?" (My Paraphrase)
It may have been a result of this offense that John was beheaded rather than set free, like Peter later was in his ministry in a similar situation. There is no dire…

Water Walkers!

01/20/2010
Matthew 14 Part Two
VS 24-36

    Jesus has settled matters between He and His Father. It is now time to attend to the business of the Kingdom of God of which He is THE Ambassador. Jesus sees them struggling in the storm on the water, having gone out ahead of him. Jesus walks on water… the men say "Surely He is the Son of God." Yes the MEN say that… and He IS! However… is THAT the reason He can walk on water? No! For starters: If that were true He would be the only one on record. But He isn't… There were two men on the water that night… Granted Jesus did it better… but He IS the Son of God… the ONLY perfect man… Of course He did it better.

    So Jesus says: Yeah peter… Come on out. Peter gets out and walks on water. It doesn't say whether it was one foot, ten, 100 feet. The Fact is Peter ALSO walked on water, so something else is going on here besides Jesus being the Son of God.
    Interesting Points to Observe:
Peter walked on water
Peter BEGAN to sink.
Have y…

Kingdom of God… Mustard Seeds

01/19/2009    
Happy Birthday Connor, my son turned five today. It's amazing to me how quickly one can grow in such a short time. I was contemplating this as I read today.
Matthew 13
The Mustard Seed and the Leaven
31He put another parable before them, saying, (AN) "The kingdom of heaven is like(AO) a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches."
33He told them another parable. (AP) "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in(AQ) three measures of flour, till it was(AR) all leavened."
        I know Jesus talked about being ware of the leaven of the Pharisees. However, in this context Jesus is pointing to how leaven can benefit as well. The Kingdom of God is a huge thing. You cannot fathom and explore every nook and cranny of it's function in o…

Life Lived WELL!

01/18/2010
Psalms 112
The Holy Spirit was the ORIGINAL BLOGGER! He wrote Blogs people have been reading and talking about for over 4,000 years!


The man who Reverences The LORD and delights in the LORD's Word, excited and ready to obey and put it to work is Empowered to Prosper! (Blessed)

His Life Results:
Descendants are Mighty
Empowers his generation to Prosper
Wealth, Riches, House/Land
Right Standing with God ENDURES!
He has and provides Light in the Darkness
This Man:
Is Gracious
Full of Compassion
Right with God
Deals Graciously and Lends
Never Shaken
Etched into God's Immediate Memory!
Has NO fear of evil reports.
His Spirit is steadfast, trusting in God.
His Spirit (Heart=Lit. Core) is:
Established
No Fear Zone
Wants his enemies to repent and be as blessed as he is!
Gives Abroad
Gives to the poor
Gets Promoted
Causes the wicked to grieve
The Desire of the wicked shall perish or fade around him.
Those that repent will get blessed and get renewed desires
Those that resist just fade away into th…

Jesus is LORD over all Traditions!

01/18/2010
Matthew 12

Tradition isn't bad. Tradition is nothing more than Habit at the group level. Habits can be good for you. There is a book called "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" .
Traditions!
Creating good habits can be a highly effective tool of your Faith life.
Bad Habits can lead you to a life of frustration.
As a group forms a habit it becomes a tradition. Christmas is a tradition. It's not biblical. There is no biblical precedent for celebrating the birth of Christ, nor did that event take place in December. However, as a nation and all western society we have gathered and set aside this day we call Christmas, to focus and remember God's greatest gift to mankind.

    So then as I look at Matthew 12 I'm not surprised to see that Jesus is being attacked by the priests. They are concerned about their traditions. But, sad to say, their traditions had made the word of God of no effect. See:

Matthew 15
Defilement Comes from Within
1 Then the scri…

Martin Luther King Jr.

01/18/2010
In Memory of Martin Luther King Jr.
    A man who saw by faith a world living under the unity of the brethren in Christ! It was by faith that Mr. King saw the desire and will of God and took the reigns of destiny to forever change the course and direction of this earth. It if because of people like Martin Luther that I can have people like Bill Winston and Kenneth Copeland together in the same meeting and get fed by both! GLORY to God! Thank you Jesus for the gift you gave the world in the person of Martin Luther King Jr. Forgive us Father… for turning his good work of love into a mockery of hate and fear, putting down people and your church claiming tolerance instead of embracing the Love of Christ as he did. May we always remember him for the man he was… A Man of God!

Let's take a moment to be thankful for the men of God who have brought us further into the freedom God promises in his Word!

Darrell G. Wolfe

Sun and Moon

Thought to ponder…

Just as the moon cycles from full and bright, then fades to black and begins to come back to light until it shines brightest…
The Bible says that the "Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings…" We know the Sun if Jesus…
The Moon reflects the light of the Sun…
The Moon is the Church…
The Church was BRIGHT for nearly 300 years… it faded over time… so much so that even the World's History books calls that period where the Word was locked away from men: "The Dark Ages."
Then a man named Martin Luther reminded us that it is by Faith NOT Works…
Smith Wigglesworth and John Lake showed us that God still heals… abundantly and always… responding to faith…
Other's came…
Kenneth Copeland taught and teaches us… to live by Faith and not by sight…
The Church is getting brighter… the World is getting darker…
The Bible said both would happen…
The World is getting darker… 2010 will have many dark moments for the world… Haiti is only the start…
Are you …

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.... Find out what it means to God!

01/16/2010

     God told me something tonight that I had let slip from the forefront of my development. It's important and vital to long lasting growth.

"Respecting ineffective leaders is just as important as learning to BE an effective leader!" 

It's one thing to study to show thyself approved a workman not needing to be ashamed but rightly dividing the Word of Truth!
2 Timothy 2:15 (King James Version)
15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.


It's another to know that a leader could have done better and didn't. Or think that you may have done differently.  Or in any way criticize their leadership or decision. You cannot place a value of good or bad on their decision, it's not your place.

Romans 14:4
Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.


You simply see that it is their decisi…

They don't get it!

01/15/2010


Matthew 11

John the Baptist is THE forerunner of Jesus! His entire calling, by God, in life is to prepare the way of Jesus. If anyone should "GET" what Jesus is about it's John.

Here he is in prison doubting and confused.

Not everyone is going to "get" you. Few, if any, will ever come close to understanding your calling and gifting to the body. Many will "get" aspects of it. One would expect that your spouse, if you married who God told you to marry, would "get" you for the most part. People in general, especially folks bound in religion, won't "get" you sometimes.

What can you do? What is Jesus example to us when questioned about our life, calling, or intentions?

Jesus says:
Be KindPoint to the fruit!Then Jesus goes on to say something remarkable. I've never seen this before in reading this chapter.

"...if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is to come..."

In other words... you may or may not receiv…

Kingdom of God Duplication

01.14.10

Mathew 10

Genesis 1:28 tell us that the Blessing is to cause us to: 


28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

So the anointing on your life should:
Bear Fruit so others can benefitBe multiplied into others bearing the same fruitFill the earth with this fruit+multiplication=Filling formula Jesus has born fruit and now here He is multiplying that fruit to others. His disciples are being sent out to take the fruit that was His and they, once being partakers of the fruit, or now distributors of the fruit. This is the process of Kingdom Growth.

They are being sent with this Instruction. Gentleman Your:
Message: The Kingdom of God is HERE!Confirmation: Healing, signs, wonders.Authority: Give or take back your Shalom (Peace, nothing missing, nothing broken everything whole and complete. Imagine that! These …

New Wine

01.13.10

Mathew 9:15

ONE thing came out higher for me this time reading this chapter than anything else. What did Jesus mean by this new wine old wineskins analogy?

It finally makes sense for the first time... I'm not sure it would have made sense before but I have done some fasting between the time I read this last, whenever that was, and now.

Jesus is empowering these men with the anointing to deliver his Gospel of the Kingdom. He is in constant 24-7 training mode. Nothing makes training go better than a good meal. Our best team meetings at work have always been food friendly meetings. Nothing brings a team together and builds morale like eating together.

Fasting isn't a time for learning as much as it is for growing. Medical science has already shown us this on a scale we all do everyday and don't even think about.

Sleep, recharges the body and allows the brain and body to assess damage and repair things that got our of order. If you eat late than you body has to digest this …

The Will of God to Heal

01/12/2009
Mathew 8
:2-3
Once and for all Jesus sets the record straight on His will. If you are willing? I AM WILLING! It has never about His willingness but about your capacity to recieve.

:8-13
Jesus comments that the GREAT faith he found here is one that says: I don't need you to come, I don't need to see, I just need you to say it and I'll call that done!

:16 Jesus drives out demons... how does He do it? Does he kick them out with His foot? Does He beat them without His hand? Does He tell them to lay out a fleese and see if God is really willing to deliver? No...

Jesus Drives Demons Out: WITH HIS WORD! And so it is for every believer, it is by the words of your mouth that you are Justified... made right... completed...

:17-18
Isaiah 53 is qouted by Mathew here. MANY comment and say that Isaiah 53 is just talking about "spiritual" healing of the soul and that it is not a promise for devine healing of the body. Apparently someone forgot to tell Matthew. According to M…

Living in the Kingdom at Work

01/11/10
Matthew 7 (New King James Version) In review, Chapters 5, 6, and 7 are all speaking about the Kingdom Of God. It is one continuous flow and discourse on the Kingdom Living.  So as I take a close look at Mathew 7 and consider my own life. The following are the things that stand out to me:
Matthew 7 (New King James Version)
1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.     When someone calls in, drops in, is admitted to your care in whatever field you're in... They are often scared or confused. They rarely know what is going on. They need you. Even when they feel you are the enemy, they need you. So remember that at some point you are going to be the one calling in, dropping in, or admitted to someones care. What measure do you EXPECT that person to use? The answer may not be as simple as you think. The only measure you can EXPECT anyone to use is the one you've …

Gone Fishing!

Fishers of Men, Dr. Lester Sumrall

I'm reading a small booklet from Dr. Sumrall on wtinessing. AMAZING booklet, the first few times I tried to read it I found it boring. I know now it was because I was more interested in what God is doing for ME at the time. Now I'm more interested in serving HIM, and living this Kingdom.

Far too often witnessing is over thought, or underthought. People are either too aggressive and turn others off, or too passive and never share the Hope in them. In Chapter one of this book we studied Andrew the Apostle. Only two brief encounters of Andrew are recorded. Both shed insight into the one by one soul winner.

Once was when he left John the Baptist to follow Jesus and immediately ran to get his brother Simon (who we know as Peter the ROCK) By this one act he won a kingdom soul winner who would win thousands. Billions if you consider Peters words are still winning people today!

Another time he is talking with a little boy while everyone is fussing abou…

STAND your ground PT 2 "No waivering!"

01/10/10
EMIC
Pastor George Pearsons
Stand Your Ground Series pt 2
No Waivering


Service on Sunday was great! Pastor George spoke on living a life of NO waivering! The following are the points that stood out to me during service and the things I got out of it:

Word of the Lord By Pastor:
There were things that you had your faith set for in 2009 that you didn't see come to pass, STAND! Keep standing! Hold Fast your Professiong of Faith! Heb 10:23By the End of 2010 you will fulfill ALL that God has called you to do!EVERY bill paid-EVERY debt wiped out!VACATIONS! God is saying "Come away awhile and rest with me." Cruises!Expect the unexpected! EVERYDAY!Notes from Service
Are you Fully Pursuaded or Questioning and Wondering about what God has said?Fearless Confidence results in Compensation (recompense) of RewardNO WAIVERING: You say: This promise is Settled! NOW! FOREVER!Gal 6Isaiah 55 Get in prayer and get God's thoughts on the situation. You already know what you know. The Wor…

Fed by Ravens

Saturday 01/09/2009
I Kings 17


Elijah boldly declares that it will not rain in the land except by HIS word... Elijah... buddy... you need to be humble here... you mean God's word right? That's not what it says. Now obviously he is a prophet and thus if he says it that would be because the Spirit of God is moving on him to say it. Nevertheless God shows time and again from Gen to Rev that he is not willing to work on the earth without a participant.


God is about to judge Sodom and Gomorrah for their sin. He then turns to Abraham first and tells him about it...


Genesis 18
17And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do...


 Abraham begins to dialogue with the Lord and plead the case of this city, mostly for his nephew Lot's sake. God is always looking for a man or woman of God to get involved in the worlds affairs.


Ezekiel 22:30
"I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not hav…

The Favor of God

Wed Night, 01/06/2010

The Favor of God

Wednesday night Pastor George taught on the Favor of God. I got to church late which is an intersting side story:
I went to return a rental at RedBox before church so that we wouldn't get charged for another days rental. The box was full and couldn't accept any returns. You can return to ANY redbox it doesn't have to be the one you get it from. I needed to turn left out of 7-11 to get to church so I figured I would try the gas station on the way and return it there. The Holy Spirit laid it on my heart that there was no redbox at that station and none on the way but that I could turn right and go to alberstons before going to church a short detour, just then Connor from the backseat tells me: "Daddy... Daddy... turn THAT WAY! Pointing RIGHT" SO... like any obedient child of God what did I do? I said I want to there to be one LEFT so I went left anyway... sure enough there was no redbox at this gas station and it was a long twice…

The Gospel of the Kingdom of God- Expounded

January 01/07/2010
Mathew Chapter 5

Jesus here begins what has become known as "The Sermon on the Mount". This title is a describes where he was at the time he preached this message. We found out in chapter four that Jesus went out teaching and preaching "The Gospel of the Kingdom".

All the teachings of Jesus are most accurately understood with this framework in mind. Everything Jesus taught, everything He did, was to bring to life the Kingdom of God in mankind. When he sent his disciples out his instructions were to tell people that: "The Kingdom of God is at hand". So what is this kingdom, how does it work, what does it mean, where is it? This is the point of all that proceeds during the entire life's work of Jesus on this planet during his earthly reign, and that of his apostles and followers after Him.

This is NOT a random compilation of things he said that were nice truisms or good food for thought. This was a piece by piece breakdown of the details…

Jesus' M.O.

Jan, 6th , 2010

Mathew 4

Jesus' M.O. Modus Operandi, or His Method Operation:

What stands out to me while reading this chapter in Mathew 4. The chapter starts with a dialogue between Satan and Jesus. Satan asks "IF" to cause doubt, and Jesus replies "IT IS!" to remove all doubt. This should show us that the Word of God is our FIRST place and FINAL authority. Any question ever asked should lead to "What does the Word say? It says: XYZ! Therefore that is settled." So in looking at the begining of Jesus' Ministry I see an interesting pattern develope.
I see first of all Jesus begins his ministry with a move. He moves from his home in Nazareth, to a new house in Capernum. I believe he actually moved out of Mary's home and away from his half brothers and sisters for the simple reason that he knew his life was about to get busy and chaotic at times, and He didn't want to subject them to that. He also needed to make a clean break from Jesus Mary'…

Darrell's Reading List


Here are some books I've been reading lately:
  • Hacker: The Outlaw Chronicles (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). The story of a young Hacker girl, who went on a wild adventure into the supernatural realm beyond trying to save her mom, but saved her self too in the process.
  • Saint: A Paradise Novel (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). He's an assassin, or is he? He finds a secret to his past that unlocks supernatural abilities, at a cost.
  • For a full list of all my book suggestions, see my Amazon Store.

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