POWER & FREEDOM

ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,  John 17:20-26

POWER & FREEDOM,   “WORTH CONSIDERING”   12/5/19  (Across my desk this morning.)

Today’s Scripture
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free…”
(John 8:32, NIV)
Don’t Let Them Hold You Back

People are constantly putting labels on us, telling us what we can and cannot become, what we do or don’t have. Many times, these labels are not in agreement with what God says about us; but if we don’t know any better, we’ll wear them like they’re the truth. The sad thing is that wrong labels can keep you from your destiny. You are not who people say you are. You are who God says you are. People will label you not good enough, too slow, too old, too many mistakes. God labels you strong, talented, valuable, more than a conqueror. Make sure that you’re wearing the right labels. Don’t go the next twenty years allowing negative comments to hold you back. They can become so ingrained in your thinking that you end up becoming what people say you are instead of what God says you are.

Are there labels that are holding you back today? What a coach said? What a counselor said? Even negative comments spoken by your parents? This is the time to remove every negative label. People don’t determine your destiny, God does. The only power that label has over you is the power that you give it. If you will remove it, if you will forgive that person and quit dwelling on it, that label will have no effect on you!

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for Your truth which sets me free. I choose to let go of every negative word spoken over me. I choose to forgive those who have hurt me. I embrace Your Word which is my identity in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

My Thoughts:
Today’s message from Joel’s ministry is powerful and well said and backed by scripture.  The fist scripture that the Holy Spirit brought to mind:  And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it, Luke 8:21, and If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life [in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God]—he cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14:26. and that the Gospel and Discipleship would cause even families to become divided.  They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law, Luke 12:53.”  Personally I have found very few Christians who have the Love, Humility and Patience to set down and discuss the finer points of GOD’s TRUTH from Holy Scripture in context seeking a John 17:20-26 Unity that releases the Power of the Holy Spirit to heal, set free and deliver.

In the 1970’s I experienced, in a small way, this power, with a bunch of young hippies as we got into the Word of God together and we became of one mind and one spirit…. We enjoyed a really powerful revival of GOD.  But then as they matured they got into some false doctrines and it destroyed the unity and the ministry.  First was Werewell, then the Love Family,  Shepherding Movement,  Calvinism, Masons and then as spiritual pride grew, all kinds of disunity and division from the enemy came in and destroyed it.  Some of the kids grew spiritually anyway to have powerful ministries in the LORD.  Seeds for YWAM and Living Stones Church were sown.  But so far, the unity factor has not been resolved and restored and that level of power has not yet returned. 

So the starting point of enjoying the Power of the Holy Spirit is Unity in the Principles and Commandments that were set forth by Christ Jesus as GOD’S eternal truth.  The Holy Spirit can not and will not validate error or division with GOD’s POWER.  Only God’s Truth can be validated with God’s Power.  God’s Truth in loving Unity with power brings Revival.

Yours in HIS great LOVE,  Ken<><  (www.Trinity-Aloha.org for back issues of “WORTH CONSIDERING.”)

F.B. Meyer once said, “The education of our faith is incomplete [till] we learn that God’s providence works through loss…that there’s a ministry to us through the failure and fading of things. The dwindling brook where Elijah sat is a picture of our lives. ‘Some time later the brook dried up’ (1 Kings 17:7) is the history of our yesterdays and a prophecy of our tomorrows…learn the difference between trusting in the gift and trusting in the Giver. The gift may last for a season but the Giver is eternal. If the Lord had led Elijah directly to the widow at Zarephath, he’d have missed something that helped make him a better man – living by faith. Whenever our earthly resources dry up it’s so we may learn that our hope and help are in God.”

Church News:    McLennan County Justice of the Peace Dianne Hensley, a devout Christian, has received a public warning by Texas’ State Commission on Judicial Conduct for refusing to perform same-sex marriages.

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