POWER, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 1/20/20, (From Joel’s ministry today.)
“…Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk…”(Acts 3:6, NKJV)
The crippled beggar was expecting the ordinary from Peter, a few coins, but God showed up and exceeded his expectations. The man didn’t see it coming, but that one moment of favor, that one exceeded expectation changed his whole world. I can hear him saying, “I never dreamed I’d be able to walk or work or be this fulfilled!” God has some of these “I never dreamed” blessings in store for you. Similar to the crippled man, sometimes we’ve struggled in an area for so long that we’ve gotten comfortable with it. We’re expecting a few coins, something to sustain us, but God is about to do a new thing. You’re believing for the ordinary; God is going to the extraordinary. He’s going to take you where you’ve never been. No more coins, no more dysfunction, no more being stuck in your career. You’re about to come into exceeded expectations. So why don’t you put your faith out there?
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for loving me and having such an amazing plan for my life. Help me to expect the “I never dreamed” blessings You have for me. I believe and declare that You are doing exceedingly abundantly above all that I ask or think. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Jesus came and found me in 1955 through the Navigators, it was a precious time. But then I got into a little box church with just enough flow of the Spirit to stay alive but not much else. In 1968 the Holy Spirit sent a house painter into my life that opened up the scriptures on the power of God for us today and over the next 6 month I experienced a powerful new level of power in the Holy Spirit. It was like being in a flood of warm comfortable water going into a land that I had never seen before. I was still going through changes in being Sanctified but for the first time I experienced some of supernatural power of the Holy Spirit in a Hippie ministry. For the most part the youth known as Hippies were very transparent and were mostly a spiritual vacuum. So when they heard the simple message directly from the Word of God without traditions they acted on it and it became real. And as a result of that honesty and humility many were healed and delivered and called into ministry. Today is it difficult to lay aside old traditions and become as children again but only as children are we able to experience the Kingdom of God on earth. The power of the Kingdom is released by God through loving unity with humility and obedience to the commandments of Christ Jesus.
Until we are willing to lay aside our traditions as Christ Jesus taught and become as little children in loving John 17 unity in humility and obedience to Christ Jesus as Lord not much is going to happen in the supernatural. Paul taught Timothy about that church of today in prophesy in his letters to Timothy. Which I will include as otherwise few will bother to read it.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
“Difficult Times Will Come” 2 Tim.3. AMP
3 But understand this, that in the last days dangerous times [of great stress and trouble] will come [difficult days that will be hard to bear]. 2 For people will be lovers of self [narcissistic, self-focused], lovers of money [impelled by greed], boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane, 3 [and they will be] unloving [devoid of natural human affection, calloused and inhumane], irreconcilable, malicious gossips, devoid of self-control [intemperate, immoral], brutal, haters of good, 4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of [sensual] pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of [outward] godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith]. Avoid such people and keep far away from them. 6 For among them are those who worm their way into homes and captivate morally weak and spiritually-dwarfed women weighed down by [the burden of their] sins, easily swayed by various impulses, 7 always learning and listening to anybody who will teach them, but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres [the court magicians of Egypt] opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, unqualified and worthless [as teachers] in regard to the faith. 9 But they will not get very far, for their meaningless nonsense and ignorance will become obvious to everyone, as was that of Jannes and Jambres.
10 Now you have diligently followed [my example, that is] my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, steadfastness, 11 persecutions, and sufferings—such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, but the Lord rescued me from them all! 12 Indeed, all who delight in pursuing righteousness and are determined to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be hunted and persecuted [because of their faith]. 13 But evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in the things that you have learned and of which you are convinced [holding tightly to the truths], knowing from whom you learned them, 15 and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings (Hebrew Scriptures) which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus [surrendering your entire self to Him and having absolute confidence in His wisdom, power and goodness]. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage]; 17 so that the [a]man of God may be complete and proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.
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