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Thoughts about 2012

I've been feeling more and more, watching the in fighting and lack of leadership within the republican party, that President Obama may end up with two terms. Most people aren't seeing clear leadership from either side. Independents will not vote one out without having a clear vision from the other side. Many independents feel that the evil we know is better than the evil we do not know. So unless there is a divine intervention President Barak Obama will be heading into his second term.
However I have also felt since the begining that God has a plan for him. He will see for himself that his policies aren't working and turn to God in despair. He will become a great man and leader. I'm not a prophet, but this has been more than a desire. It's been an urge and prayer. It impresses me the same as it did on the day I was moved on to pray for Michael Jackson out of the blue, then a week later he was announced dead.
I have that same feeling regarding this presidential race. …

God Can't Lie! We are BLESSED to be a BLESSING!

EMIC - Wed Morning Men's Meeting - 11/16/2011


FYI: No meeting on the second week in December, 12/21/2011.


FYI: Men, Notes may be a bit disjointed. I captured the scritpures we talked about, but didn't get as many quotes as usual. 

God Doesn't Lie!
Numbers 23:19
 19 "God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

God Cannot Lie!
Titus 1:2
2 in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,

It is IMPOSSIBLE for God to Lie!
Hebrews 6:18
18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.

So to recap what we just read: GOD Doesn't Lie, Cannot Lie, it is IMPOSSIBLE for God to Lie!

Not only is it impossible to lie but if you read further into the story of Balaam and Balak you discover that even the prophet that had abandoned…

Humble yourself to prosper

COME:
1 Peter 5
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

HEAR:
Pride says: I can do this on my own. The definition of humble is not about getting rid of things, being poor, putting yourself down, saying "I'm not worthy...", or any other such non sense. The definition of humble is acknowledging that you are not God, and rolling the care of your life over onto Him. You do your part. Let Him do His.

For most of us this plays out silently and secretly. We say we love God, we go to church, we sing songs. We simply ignore Him Monday through Saturday. Or, we do pray daily, read the Word daily, but our prayer is one sided. It comes out like a request list or a check list of things to say to God.

The trick with this kind of humility is that we must get before God, openly and honestly. Have a two way dialo…

Invitation to Apply... The Blood

COME:
1 Peter 4
6 For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. 

HEAR:
Jesus preached the Gospel to all those in Hades and in Abraham's Bosom before ascending from the dead to greet Mary at the tomb. I have become fully convinced, as I learn both the Mercy/Grace side of God and the Justice/Judgement side of God,  that there is not one human on earth past or present from Adam to the final man/woman/child that will spend an eternity separated from God without having a chance to accept His gift.

There are many who will become so hardened through life that they will reject it, which makes our influence in the World SO MUCH more important. However God is not sending people to hell because the post office lost/miss-delivered His invitation in the mail.

Everyone on earth has been forgiven of sin. You are not in need of forgiveness you have it. You've had it since before t…

Submit and Resist

Continuation of: Hearing God... Defeating Doubt 
Monday 11/07/2011

COME:
James 4
7 Therefore submit to God.Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

HEAR:
So often we don't submit to God or resist the devil. We placate... we call sin: My Problem, My Issue, My Struggle, My This, My That...

Well first of all, we own and associate with the sin by calling it "MY" anything. Rather than acknowledge a stray thought as a seed of the devil to cause you to enter into sin, we acknowledge the thought as "OURS" and then call it "MY STRUGGLE". By doing this we lay claim to something that wasn't ours to begin with. Thoughts do not indicate sin. Thoughts are thoughts. We are to take our thoughts captive and bring them into submission to the Anointing of the Anointed One. Thoughts that turn to pondering and purposeful imagination, that is a diffe…

Hearing God... Defeating Doubt.

My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to observe... listen... in the Spirit. Do/Say nothing unless prompted by the Spirit. This is my Worship before God. 


Doubt is confidence in the opposite result of your desired outcome. Doubt is defeated by hearing the voice of God and obeying it. 

"How would you have me handle this and what would you have me believe for in this situation?"


James 1
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.


19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;


22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty a…

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.

Other sites I follow: