Month: November 2012

New Wine Skins–Part 4

Understanding the Brazen Altar & Brazen Laver in Our Priesthood in Christ

New Wine Skins 4:  We have discovered our priesthood in Messiah and that we have a Tabernacle within.  In this session we will discover the purposes of the Brazen Laver and Brazen Altar, their connection to our service to God, our spiritual growth, and a connection with the return of the Lord.

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Free Resources to Help You Move Forward in 2013 from Biblical Life

Dressed for successWe all want to do more in the Kingdom of God in 2013 than we did in 2012. Yet we hear continually from believers that whose lives and ministries are stuck in neutral. God

wants to release a fresh anointing into your life for the days ahead! In the following articles and MP3 teachings are Kingdom resources to help you get out of neutral and moving forward in God!


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Understanding Kingdom Assignments

As of late, I feel that I am in the Holy Spirit Advanced School of Learning. It seems that each day God is teaching me things that I did not know the day before. In our local congregation, God has been having me teach a series called “Foundations of Biblical Prosperity.” From the title, you may think you already know what I am teaching. I can assure you that you don’t. I have been waking up in the morning teaching things out of my spirit in ways I could not have imagined. In this series on Biblical Prosperity, the very last thing you will hear about is giving. Giving is only one component. Without adding all the rest, giving can be in vain. This is why many have gone bankrupt while they were tithing! These powerful messages are now available on MP3 CD along with a professionally printed study guide through Biblical Life Publishing (www.biblical-life.net).

God has also been teaching me about Kingdom Assignments. This is really something that I have never heard of before. I have heard about Kingdom Destiny, Kingdom Authority, Kingdom Power, etc., but assignments were not in the mix. So when God began speaking to me about them, He had my attention.

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The Power of Paper

Over the years, I have tried about everything available for planning, goal-setting, and project management. In my earlier years, I tended to be a gadget freak. I used PDAs, which predated the PalmPilot. I have used the Psion 3a, the Casio, various versions of the PalmPilot, various versions of the PocketPC, smartphones and enough software for my personal computers that I could have run NASA. I have settled in on Outlook, PlanPlus for Outlook by Franklin-Covey, MindManager Pro by MindJet and Microsoft Project for my basic recording (once it is developed) and keeping up to date with plans and projects. Now don’t run out and purchase all of these because you may be surprised to find that I use an extremely low tech method of brainstorming and planning: pen and paper! With more years experience than I care to count, I have found pen and paper to be the most powerful medium ever developed.

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Redream to Redeem

The past several months have been a very powerful time at Biblical Life, both with the Seminary and with our local fellowship. Little did I know when I started the “No More Compromise Series” at our fellowship what God had in store for us. The past several months have been a time for divine realigning with Heaven. In these few short months, we have seen:

• The birth of the mentoring program, to include the Mentor’s Tips.

• A breakthrough for writing that I have never experienced before (a real answer to prayer).

• The prophetic increasing in our meetings with a new level of anointing to bring to pass what was spoken quickly (sometimes instantaneously).

• God is beginning to realign the lives of both members of our congregation and students as they enter into what God is doing.

• Financial Breakthroughs: One family even experienced a miracle with being released from the mortgage of their home. We have also seen many other financial turnarounds.

• Many students have seen breakthroughs in their studies, families and ministries.

This past week as I was preparing my message for our congregation, the Lord was so gracious in giving me a missing piece as I was watching TBN. Bishop Mark Huskins was on the short segment that I was watching. He said one statement that exploded in my spirit and was the missing piece for my message: “You have to redream before you can redeem.” Locally, we have been dealing with Ephesians 5:11-16. In Mentor’s Tip # 5 (Living Life Awake), we also dealt with part of that scripture. In the midst of coming back awake spiritually and realigning ourselves with Heaven, the next question is: “How do I redeem the time?” The answer is in redreaming.

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The Power of Discipline

In this article, we are going to be dealing with the power of discipline. I also want to deal with the conundrum that many believers find themselves in when trying to balance discipline and spontaneity. This will take a little bit of time, but if you will bear with me, you will understand where we are headed.

Foundational Scripture:

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (NKJV)
24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. 26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

In many of Paul’s epistles, he uses both soldiers and athletes to teach on the necessity of discipline. In a society with Greek influence in athletics and Roman soldiers everywhere enforcing Rome’s peace, there were strong visual illustrations for this apostle of God to use.

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The Power of Biblical Order

Genesis 1:1-3 (NKJV)
‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

Reading Between the Lines

There is so much in the first chapter of Genesis. I have been told by many scholars, both Evangelical and Rabbinical, that one could spend their entire lives in study just to properly understand the first three chapters of this powerful book. To properly understand what God is revealing here, we will need to take a look at the Hebrew in verse two.

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A Call to a Life of Fasting

To start this article by saying I am perplexed is an understatement. It only takes a split second of contemplation to realize that something is wrong. Maybe it is the fact that words “integrity” and “ministry” are seldom used in the same sentence anymore. Maybe it is the fact that our television ministers stress far too much on “giving” your way to a miracle rather than “living” your way to one. Maybe it is the fact that I recently had a disciple warned not to stress a strong, biblical male presence in the home because it does not fit with social norms in the situation he is currently involved in. Maybe it is the reality that the “feel” of Babylon and Egypt is all around us and Zion is a fleeting memory. If you don’t know what I am talking about, then I am not writing to you. I am writing to those that yearn to see the true Kingdom of God expand and for hearts to burn with a holy passion for God and a love for the Word of God, justice and the transformation of mankind. I want the fire of true, biblical revival – not the razzle-dazzle of emotional hype. I am tired of seeing services where we “party” all night (for Jesus) and there is no hunger for the Word or hearts broken over sin.

Do I believe in giving – absolutely. It does not replace biblical, holy living. Do I believe in miracles – always. Hype does not produce them, but a living faith in God does! I want something to cut through the Hollywood that has permeated the Church and has created spiritual zombies. My cry is with the Apostle Paul when he said:

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Between Vision and Realization

Proverbs 29:18a (KJV)
18 Where there is no vision, the people perish . . .”

Over the past decade, many people have entered the dialogue of the need for vision and vision casting. I remember a time when few spoke of it, even fewer had it and no one realized the power of it. The paradigm has changed greatly within our leadership models; therefore, vision, vision casting, and mission statements are as common place as bibles in our churches.

One of the things that the Holy Spirit has impressed upon on me lately is that there is more to seeing a vision accomplished than having a vision and having faith. To be honest, getting the vision is the easy part. The hard part is the research, study, discipline and diligent effort that must be added to the vision to see it fulfilled. I believe part of the dilemma that many of us face is that we treat a vision for ministry from the LORD the same way we treat true prophetic words. Somehow we have the misconception that if they are from God, they will come to pass . . . almost effortlessly. We think, “Hey God is in it, so everything will go smoothly.” That sounds great until you read the Bible! I cannot find one individual, to include Jesus, for whom everything went smoothly or the vision came to pass easily! Actually the opposite is true. If they heard from God, the enemy was sure to resist their efforts. Faith is not “hoping” something will happen. Faith is the substance of things hoped for and working hard with God to MAKE things happen that are in-line with God’s will and purposes.

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Understanding How to Overcome the Kingdom of Darkness

I have always been amazed at the depth of the God’s Word. The more I grow, the more I discover wonderful truths in the Word I have never seen before. In this article, I want to share some things the Holy Spirit has been sharing with me about the battle we are currently in.

The Kingdom of Darkness is made up of many types of angels and demonic forces. The Apostle Paul gives us a glimpse of them in the Book of Ephesians:

Ephesians 6:12 (NKJV)
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

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The Power of the Threefold Sanctification

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A Call to a Life of Fasting

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Overcoming a Hindering and Buffeting Spirit

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Next Level Living

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The New Wine Skin 3–the Tabernacle Within

The New Wine Skins 3–Intro to the Tabernacle Within

New Wine Skins 3:  A revelation that we must have deep in our hearts today is that we ARE the Temple of the Holy Spirit.  When we understand the Tabernacle of Moses, its furniture, and service, we will understand the present day priesthood of the believer and how we can move forward in the LORD.  This session introduces the concept of "The Tabernacle Within."

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Biblical Life Assembly (includes free weekly messages in MP3): www.biblicallifeassembly.org

Biblical Life College and Seminary: www.biblical-life.com

Biblical Life Publishing: www.biblical-life.net

Biblical Life Weekly Teaching Videos: www.youtube.com/biblicallife

Unit 318: www.unit318.org

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The New Wine Skins 2

 

The New Wine Skins–Part 2

 

New Wine Skins 2:  Not only do we need new wine skins, but so does the Church.  Much of the Church today is designed around the Catholic Church, which is Church-Centric.  God’s model is God-Centric and is based upon an individual’s belief, walk, and developing in the Kingdom.  We are also introduced to the concept of "The Tabernacle Within," which is critical for preparing the Remnant in the Last Days.

 

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Biblical Life Assembly (includes free weekly messages in MP3): www.biblicallifeassembly.org

Biblical Life College and Seminary: www.biblical-life.com

Biblical Life Publishing: www.biblical-life.net

Biblical Life Weekly Teaching Videos: www.youtube.com/biblicallife

Unit 318: www.unit318.org

Follow Biblical Life on Twitter:  @biblicallife

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New Wine Skins–Part 1

What Jesus Really Meant about New Wine Skins

 

The New Wine Skins 1:  God is calling us out of the Babylonian System, just as He did Abraham.  The Holy Spirit is also entering us into a new cycle of providing us with new wine skins to prepare us to be used in His next major move.  Learning how fasting is connected to this new wine skin!