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FREEDOM OF GOD TRUTH,      “WORTH CONSIDERING”   4/27/20   from:   Ken<><

Today’s Scripture   (Found in my emails, this morning from Texas.)
“…Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you…”  (Luke 10:19, ESV)

You Have the Authority
If God be for you, who dare be against you? Quit telling yourself, “I’ll always struggle in this area. I’ll never lose this weight. I’ll never get out of debt.” Change your perspective. You are not weak, defeated, or inferior. You are full of “can do” power. The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives inside you. Tap into that power. Greater is He that’s in you than he that comes against you. You are more than a conqueror.

Now start putting things under your feet. Think of that word tread in today’s Scripture. One translation says “to trample.” God has not only put it under your feet, but He has armed you with authority and strength to be victorious. He has already equipped you. If you will see these obstacles as being under your feet, as being already defeated, a new boldness will rise up. Your faith will activate God’s power in a new way.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You have given me power to tread on all the power of the enemy because Your Spirit lives in me. I believe that I can look down in faith and see my obstacles as being stepping stones to take me higher. I am more than a conqueror. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts:
OK, Now we have an issue here, Jesus said this expressly to HIS disciples and Paul proved it was true in being bitten by a poison snake with no negative results.  But then we have snake handlers in Kentucky trying to prove this verse for themselves and some die.  The issue here is the difference between the Logos and Rhema of God the head knowledge and heart faith in the Holy Spirit coming together.  It is not enough to know the truth of God in our minds but to be effective it must be activated by the Holy Spirit or anointing of God through real faith in the heart.  God’s Truth and God’s Grace must flow together for the supernatural to be experienced.  So to enjoy the victory of Romans 8 and Luke 10:19 in humility and obedience we must also be walking in the Spirit of God and be guided by HIM.  In some cases we will be guided to avoid the serpent and in other cases we will kill the serpent but it is up to the Holy Spirit to guide us through those times when we walk through the “Valley of the Shadow of Death.”  Many time in my life, even prior to becoming a Christian, the Holy Spirit saved me from death due to the absolute foreknowledge of God..  Might make an interesting little book.  Also twice in ministry I was seriously threatened with death and the Holy Spirit gave me the words to say and it did not happen.  But the key for me was to stay in humility and obedience to the Holy Spirit and not try to go it alone in my pride of being able or knowing how to take care of myself..  

So I truly do hope that you learn to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and stay out of trouble but in today’s world, if you live Godly in Christ Jesus,  please do expect to be persecuted.  Even in your own home.  If you are not under persecution, something is wrong.  5 times in the New Testament it is mentioned that those who have the humility to speak God’s word will not be received, especially in their own homes.   There is a joke running around with some truth to it that a prophet is only acknowledged when he is at least 50 miles from home.  This was true of Jesus and it can be true for you and me in our own families.  Most of my family seems to think that I have become a religious nut.  Some have even asked to not be on my mailing list.  But back to the Subject you must first know the Word of God as God will to not violate the words of HIS that HE has spoken through HIS prophets.  Jesus even used the words of Moses to defeat the devil on the Mount of Temptation.  And HE taught us the the Word of God’s Prophets can not be broken.  “Jesus answered them,   “Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? 35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;  36 say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?  John 10:34-36.   Remember now, Adam was and still is recorded as a Son of God in Luke 3:38.    The only difference between Adam and Jesus was that Adam was made, Jesus was begotten as also the “Son of Man”.  Adam rebelled but Jesus was totally obedient even to the very painful death of Crucifixion.  We have been blessed with a very temporary life on planet earth to decide whether we will follow Adam or Jesus.  Our decision will be eternal with no opportunity to change our mind on the other side of that final and ultimate eternal door.  

If you carefully read through John, Acts and Romans you will easily find the core thoughts of the whole Bible, the bones, if you will.  But the read can not be superficial, you must carefully consider each of the thoughts of John, Luke and Paul as to what they were meaning by what they were given by the Holy Spirit to share with you.  And if you have any questions, I would be very happy to try to help.   Not that I know it all, I don’t.  But I have been seeking God’s truth for more years than most of you have been alive.   And it is so easy to be caught up in this worlds greed, lust and power trips.  I was never a hippy and never took drugs but I sure learned a lot from them that was practical.  Especially, that “Life consists not in the abundance of things but by GOD’s Holy Truth.  Many Hippies were totally seeking God’s Truth and many found it in the 60-70’s revival of the Holy Spirit.

Then He said to them, “Watch out and guard yourselves against every form of greed; for not even when one has an overflowing abundance does his life consist of nor is it derived from his possessions.  16 Then He told them a parable, saying, “There was a rich man whose land was very fertile and productive. 17 And he began thinking to himself, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place [large enough in which] to store my crops?’ 18 Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my storehouses and build larger ones, and I will store all my grain and my goods there. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many good things stored up, [enough] for many years; rest and relax, eat, drink and be merry (celebrate continually).”’ 20 But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own all the things you have prepared?’  Luke 12:14-24.

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<><

There is but one Church of Christ Jesus.
And all who truly Love and Obey Christ Jesus are members.
John 17

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