Every Saturday, we have a video of Kevin Zadai. The topic is how to start — and win a war on the devil. If you ever wondered how to “get ahead” in the Spirit, you will like these meetings. First tip was to pray in tongues. This can clear your neighborhood! (Meaning that demons will leave — not that people will think you are crazy. You will understand when you hear Kevin Zadai’s stories.) Just 30 minutes of video, 30 minutes of discussion and prayer, and a little time of fellowship. Start at 6:00pm in Cedar Park. Call 512-249-7629 or email PastorSharon@JesusNameAustin.org. Since we meet in a private home, we want to know who is coming.
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Since Simchus Torah was yesterday, today we studied about the Bible as the Word of God, focusing especially on Hebrews 4. Also see 2 Tim 3:16, I Pe 1:20, and Psalm 119.
Also meditated on the upbeat promise in Daniel 4 Neb’s dream: the Kingdom of the Lord, the Mountain made without hands scatters all the other kingdoms. Encouraging for today.
We are still learning Waymaker, Freedom, and I Raise a HalleluJah.
Be sure and get your request in for a favorite song that we can all learn together.
Still in consideration time of Stand/outdoor preaching projects. If you want to help, let us know.
Since Saturday was the large prayer gathering for the nation in Washington DC and Monday would be Yom Kippur/the Day of Atonement, Sunday we focused on prayer and fasting by looking at the Feasts of Israel in Leviticus 23, and then going over to Daniel to read how he repented for Israel, even though he did not himself participate in the sin involved. We noticed some very interesting details in both situations: two first fruits mentioned in Lev. 23, and Daniel being very careful and successful in his office politics navigation!
We are particularly learning Waymaker, Freedom by Eddie James, and we are now adding some more.
Stay tuned for some exciting news!
We join with others in praying for our nation. I encourage you to watch Franklin Graham’s event tomorrow. I encourage you to join with Mahesh & Bonnie Chavda’s fast, or Jonathan Shuttlesworth’s.
Also, please note that our Facebook page and or my personal one, I will try to post a positive prayer point every day until the election.
For more info on fasting, please see Isaaiah 58.
The Chavdas have a good book on fasting. Jonathan Shuttlesworth explain here: https://www.facebook.com/RevivalToday/videos/380155739812416
And pray always in the Holy Spirit!
We want to all know how to be saved and how to talk with others about how to be saved. This would be called basic soul winning.
Last week: Romans 3:23 All have sinned
Romans 6:23 wages of sin is death, but gift of of God is eternal life thru Jesus Christ
Let’s see how far we get:
Romans 5: 8&12
Romans 10: 8,9.10.13 — Use for Prayer
Romans 8:1 – no condemnation now
John 3: 16 ff God loved the world in this way
Acts 4:12 only Name by which we must be saved
Ephesians 2: 8,9,10 #1 how to be saved – NOT other stories about how to be saved like being a good person, going to church, doing some ritual some church says to do
For more information on soul winning, please see www.revival.com https://www.revival.com/revapp/downloads/script_en.pdf
For another gospel summary, check out John Wesley’s Gospel in 4 Points.
Let’s join with Johnny and Elizabeth Enlow, reading a psalm a day, believing for God’s favor on us and a stopping of the death agenda that is manifesting on the earth today.
Please type in your agreement and insights in Psalms.
Professor Waymaker is always helping us pass the test. Time to stop arguing with other students. Read the Book! Talk to the Teacher!
Our message was John 3:1 – 21.
You have GOT TO READ IT. Oh, sure you know it. Well, you know the story about Nicodemus going to Jesus at night and getting told he needs to be born again. And you remember Jn3:16 That God so loves the world….that He gave his only begotten Son. Did you ever put them together,even?
This is what I noticed. Big revelation. Jesus said you can not SEE the Kingdom of Heaven unless you are born from above. Then he says you can not ENTER the Kingdom unless you are born of the Water and of the Spirit. Most people just lump these all together. Really, if pressed, they would have to say they just don’t know all that Jesus meant here. Some say that Baptism is part of being born again. Most are really strong that baptism doesn’t substitute for being born again, becoming a new creation; so, for this reason are really frightened by anything that sounds like “baptismal regeneration” like a ritual is enough without reality. However, We all agree that you SHOULD BE BAPTIZED. Most everyone thinks that “water” here means baptism and not “washing of water by the Word.” So?
Context for metoday is that Rodney Howard Brown told a story about a guy who answered the altar call/gave his life to the Lord/was saved, and was going to church, but just couldn’t understand stuff. Just struggling to be a Christian. Then he got baptized and everything became clear to him like an almost immediate revelation. Baptism made a huge huge huge difference. We all agree that we should be baptized, out of obedience. It is a symbol that we are dead with Christ. So we like to dunk people. Better symbolism. Count yourselves dead to sin, dead with Christ, and alive with him in His resurrection. Awesome.
Then, can’t enter into the Kingdom unless you are born of the Spirit? Oh gosh, I could teach a whole semester on various versions of explanations of Holy Spirit and when Holy Spirit enters into the life of the believer. Of course, you can’t be saved without the conviction and convincing of Holy Spirit. But, on the other hand, not everyone has been empowered. Not everyone moves in supernatural gifts– which are CLEARLY taught in the New Testament. (And given that something like 10 million people today do, it is pretty hard imagine that they ceased. LOL.) Oh, then, what about Jesus blowing on his disciples and saying “receive the Holy Spirit” versus the Holy Spirit apparently blowing in on the Day of Pentecost? I think I can pretty well explain “in, with,and on” another time but that is not nearly as important as the point here in John 3. You can not ENTER into the Kingdom unless you have been born ***of the Spirit.***
So we can all agree we want to be born from above, born of the water and born of the Spirit, right? Of course, we want to see and enter the Kingdom of God? Of course. Right. Sure. Yes. Amen.
We are definitely going to agree on being born again, as a heart work, of turning your heart to the Lord, of believing that Jesus rose from the dead, of accepting Him as savior. We believe in our heart and make public confession. Romans 10. Yes.
Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Then, we all agree that we should be baptized. Good. Rom_6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Col_2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
And then we all must agree that we should be being filled with the Holy Spirit. Act 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Eph_5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
So, we all agree that Christian life, walking IN the Kingdom would be one of being filled with the Holy Spirit. (And being filled will mean, we will see many places, speaking the Word boldly, being empowered to witness, and moving in supernatural manifestations otherwise called “gifts of the Spirit.”) Fine.
Now, one of the objections to the classical Pentecostal teaching of a second definite work is that charism (or gifting of the Holy Spirit) is supposed to come in baptism. So, imagine an Anglican or a Presbyterian arguing that a baby gets everything he or she needs in baby baptism. No matter how well ensconced in ancient theology that idea may be, modern personal reflection just reels. (I don’t think you can come up with a single example of anything working that way. For instance, Augustine, John Wesley, and Johnathan Edwards all had salvation experiences, even though they believed in baby baptism.) Now, however, here is a new way of putting that together. Why can’t a newly saved (justified) believer, who gets baptized, come out speaking in tongues? LOL. Why not go for the gusto and get it all at once? Why wait until you are sanctified, ossified, or backslidden? ROFL! That is not the way I was taught, but from recently pastoral experience, looks like maybe a good goal. While I surely understand why the Pentecostals formulated things they way they did — and actually think they have the best formulation overall — why wait? Why not bet saved, baptized and filled to overflowing with Holy Spirit all at once? Sound good to me.
And surely, this would spur growth. This is what we want. This is our focus.
And by the way, many congratulations to J.C. who got baptized today! HalleluJah! We rejoice with you.
So it is all about getting showered with God’s love. No need to wait for each step. Let’s just receive it all. Maybe this will end up with a better result: more and quicker understanding. Less fooling around. Less offense over obviously true basic teachings. Like little child who has a tummy ache, and mommy says, “Honey, when you steal a bunch of green apples and eat them all at once, then your tummy will ache.” And Junior gets mad at mum. And says “You bad mommy.” And slams the door to his bedroom. Or, worse, teen, stuffs herself with …. some red dye sugary concoction full of chemicals and won’t eat food.” Then Dad says, “Daughter, you are showing signs of obesity and we are worried about diabetes for you.” Then youngster says, “Oh, you just don’t love me. I am running away from home.” Then she does. Only to meet worse fate. God wants good for you… just like good parents. Pastors often want a crowd and stable budget. Nevertheless, the Lord wants the best for you. That is why there is a laid out path. Not to mention it to the kids would be neglect.
Yes, of course,the youngsters have some duty to make decisions. Maybe the more we can get them showered in God’s love, having radical experience3d, then the more they will understand… and grow up quick.
(Just like you learn better if your tummy isn’t hurting or your brain is not foggy from too much red sugary chemically concoction? And if you realize you are in the best house in the country, you won’t want to run away?) Welcome to the family of God. Welcome to the Father of all. Welcome to our little group willing to read, hear, study, grow, and serve together.
*****Many congratulations to J.C. who got baptized today! HalleluJah! We rejoice with you. ****
We talked about Holy Spirit on Pentecost, but not so much the Baptism of the Holy Spirit because we have a different crowd than expected. But, please, do ask, if you are not already moving in supernatural gifts.
We had a pretty good Pentecost Potluck party. The Awakening is On. It starts by repentance/healing — letting God clean us out so Holy Spirit can flow through us. It means be being filled. It means moving in the gifts – even in creative miracles. It means speaking the Word in boldness.
I really thank the 3 people who really went out of their way to come. Those who did not, really missed it.
Given lots of ins and outs that I won’t go into, I’ve decided to go back to Zoom for the time being.
See you Sunday, I hope!
If you are looking for mid-week meetings, this week you can tune into www.Revival.com — as well as the usual recommendation of T & Th https://perrystone.org/
and Friday evening https://www.chavdaministries.org/Groups/1000047680/Chavda_Ministries_International/Media/Media.aspx
This guy is in LA and you can get his service in the afternoon, and also Friday prayer https://www.youtube.com/user/ShekinahWorshipTV
Most pastors NEVER recommend you watch someone else – for more reasons that one. I’ll just say: if you have any questions, let me know. Just be sure you are fed. There is LOTS available, so beside YOUR OWN prayer, singing, and Bible reading — there is no reason not to be fully fed and grow as fast as you can, especially if you have to be inside. There is benefit to sticking to one channel, rather than getting confused: one preacher teaches faith and another not so much, and a third not at all. Even in the short history of this church, we have had this problem. So you are best advised to tune into recommended sources.
But it it time to be out. Listen to God and serve people.
It has been some time since I’ve had the warm fuzzies of having us all together. We are having connectivity challenges. So, I am taking this avenue, email, which uses less bandwidth. Please respond with increased spiritual bandwidth. Seek God; hear God; and share with us by reply all something God has blessed you with.
Tonight will start the Feast of the Lord called Passover. Once long ago, the Lord rescued the Israelites out of bondage. Most of us don’t put proper attention on how sin binds us. Most of us don’t even see how much in bondage we are in our society, with poor education, deceptive and detrimental medicine, fake & bleeding-is-leading news, a financial system of thievery, and corrupt government. Indeed, we have a substitute value system regnant, that loves sin and hates godliness. But God is working a great rescue operation.
Passover is called Passover because the death angel passed over the houses of the Israelites – who *were told to stay in their homes,* and to *mark those homes with the blood of the lamb*, and *were told to eat the lamb together as a family.* And then to be prepared to move out. How prophetic of our day. Believe God will keep you. Feel protected as you celebrate communion with me, with the Chavdas, with the Enlows or wherever. (See links on www.JesusNameAustin.org for distance communion.)
On the day that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the donkey, the liturgy and the words on people’s lips on the street was “Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord. Save now.” That was the day that the Jewish families were supposed to be looking for a spotless lamb and taking it into their houses. On the day that Jesus took break and the cup in His celebration of the Passover, he was celebrating on the right day, but one day before the Sandhedrin – because over the years they had lost count. On the day that He was crucified, it was the day that families were slaying their lambs. Blood was running.
Then…it looked like the hopes of a the Kingdom were lost. One wondered if the guards or the Romans would come for more of us. The disciples and the women were huddled together. While they didn’t quite get it right in casting lots for the new 12th, it was an act of faith. There would be a tomorrow. Jesus’ mission would go on… somehow. Maybe?
But then, the women, the ones who had gone early to the tomb, came back with strange and awesome news.
We remember this. Let’s remember together.
HOSANNA, BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.
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