Now Let Me Ask You, Are You A Passionate And Powerful Witness For Christ Jesus? If Not, Why Not? John The Baptist, Evangelism

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Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E A Adeboye. More Than You Can Ask Or Think. RCCG 2013 Holy Ghost Congress 2013 (Day 4).

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Simple Steps to Solid Scripture Bible Study

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Simple Steps to Solid Scripture Bible Study

By John MacArthur, Grace to You

From the moment I sensed the call of God into full-time ministry, the driving passion of my life has been simply to understand God’s Word and then make it understandable to others. I have never aspired to be known as either an academic theologian or a distinguished clergyman. I simply want to know what the Word of God means and to make it known to others. All my pastoral energies-my preaching, shepherding, teaching, writing, and even visitation-are focused on that one goal.

It is my conviction that the Bible is not difficult for the believing heart to understand. And the more I understand, the more unshakable is my conviction that the Bible is the living, authoritative, inerrant Word of God. It has this remarkable effect on me: the more I study it, the more I hunger to know. So God’s Word not only satisfies my appetite, but also arouses an even deeper hunger for more.

I want you to experience that hunger too. I want you to live in the joy of a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ that comes only through knowing the meaning of Scripture. Here’s a simple process to get you started.

Step 1 – Reading

Begin by developing a plan on how you will approach reading through the Bible. Just by reading the Bible you become familiar with its themes, history, and contexts. There is simply no replacement for Bible reading.

Unlike most books, you will probably not read it straight through from cover to cover. There are many good Bible reading plans available (like The MacArthur Daily Bible). Here is what I recommend:

Read through the Old Testament at least once a year. As you read, note in the margins any truths you particularly want to remember, and write down separately anything you do not immediately understand. Often as you read you will find that many questions are answered by the text itself. The questions to which you cannot find answers become the starting points for more in-depth study using commentaries or other reference tools.

Follow a different plan for reading the New Testament. Read one book at a time repetitiously for a month or more. That will help you retain the New Testament so you will not always have to depend on a concordance to find things.

If you want to try that, begin with a short book, such as 1 John, and read it through in one sitting every day for thirty days. At the end of that time, you will know the book. Write on index cards the major theme of each chapter. By referring to the cards as you do your daily reading, you will begin to remember the content of each chapter. In fact, you will develop a perception of the book with your mind’s eye.

When you come to longer books, divide them into short sections and read each section daily for thirty days. For example, the gospel of John contains twenty-one chapters. Divide it into three sections of seven chapters. At the end of ninety days, you will finish John. For variety, alternate short and long books, and in less than three years you will have finished the entire New Testament-and you will really know it!

Step 2 – Interpreting

In Acts 8:30, Philip asked the Ethiopian eunuch, “Do you understand what you are reading?” Or put another way, “What does the Bible mean by what it says?” It is not enough to read the text and jump directly to the application-you must first determine what it means, otherwise the application may be incorrect.

As you read Scripture, always keep one simple question in mind: “What does this mean?” To answer that question requires the use of the most basic principle of interpretation called the analogy of faith-interpret the Bible with the Bible.

May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

May the grace the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allow LORD Jesus To Take Charge Of Your Affairs

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English: 4 days of Evangelism Training in Southern California provided by LivingWaters Ministry. Obeying the great commission of Jesus Christ. “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to everyone” Mark 16:15 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Allow LORD Jesus To Take Charge Of Your Affairs

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.”

John 1:1-3

It can be mind boggling to contemplate the vastness of the universe, from the greatest star to the smallest particle. It is so vast that astronomers are now saying that it stretches beyond what we are capable of penetrating, even with sophisticated telescopes like the Hubble. And every bit of it was created by the Living Word of God, Who, even as He hung the stars in space, counted them and called them each by name!

And Who keeps all this in perfect order? Who keeps Earth from getting sucked into some gigantic black hole, or planets from spinning out of control, or stars from falling from the sky? Who keeps people upright on earth while it turns on its axis? Who established the laws of nature? Who gives people the very breath they breathe?

The answer is none other than the Living Logos of Almighty God Who was in the beginning with God, and Who was God, and Who is the same today. He is bigger than we think and greater than we think. Nothing is beyond His ability. If He can keep the universe in order, He can keep your life and mine in order, too. He knows what’s wrong in your life and how to fix it. Give Him the authority to put it right. Let Him take charge.

May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E A Adeboye RCCG February 2013 Holy Ghost Service. Wonderful By Daddy G O.

English: Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey

Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E A Adeboye RCCG February 2013 Holy Ghost Service. Wonderful By Daddy G O

Wonderful Jesus, don’t let me leave here the same tonight.

-Wonderful Jesus, let Your wonders begin in my life tonight.

-Join your hand with someone and say Father, I’m with agreement with this Your child, give him/her wonderful victory in every area.

MESSAGE:-

The month of February is the month of fasting and praying, a time set aside by RCCG for waiting on God. Take it seriously because God says for those who will take the fasting and prayer serious, He will drive all the evil forces away from them.

TEXT: Isaiah 9:6
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

The word ‘Wonderful’ is the combination of two words ‘WONDER’ and ‘FULL’. Isaiah 9:6 says one of the names of Jesus is Wonderful meaning He is full of wonders.

Acts 2:22 talks about how God approved Jesus because of the miracles, signs and wonders He performed. Wonders are superior to miracles, they are a higher category of miracles. In the name that is above every other name, something more than miraculous will happen to you in Jesus name. Amen

There are so many wonderful things about Jesus.

His name is wonderful. The name of Jesus is the only name recognized in 3 realms. In heaven, on earth and beneath the earth. His name guarantees answers to prayer

His love is wonderful. John 15:13 says Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

His peace is wonderful. Philippians 4:7 makes us understand that His peace passes all understanding

His power is wonderful. Matt 28:18 says all power in heaven and earth as been given to Him.

The list is endless! His grace, joy, strength is wonderful.

When God heals someone from a disease it’s great but when a disease that is incurable becomes cured, it’s wonderful. In Mark 5:25-34, the bible tells us that the woman with the issue of blood had gone to many physicians who couldn’t solve her problem but when she came to Jesus, the incurable illness became curable. In the name that is above every other name, from this moment, you’ll be enjoying the miracles of God. Every impossible thing in your life will become possible in Jesus name. Amen!

Healing is good but when healing involves creative miracle, we call it wonderful. In John 9:1-7 the bible tells a story of a man that was born blind but when he had an encounter with Jesus, he was given brand new eyes. If you have a miracle that is creative, we call that wonderful!

Financial breakthrough is great, but when money doesn’t stop coming in that’s wonderful. The bible tells us in 1Kings 17:1-15 about the widow of Zarephath who made her last meal for the prophet and since that day her pot of oil never went dry. If we were to ask the widow what she said every morning she woke up to see her pots filled with oil, she probably would have said “wonderful”. Before the end of this year, when you look at your account from month to month you’ll be saying ‘Wonderful!” in Jesus name. Amen

When a barren woman gives birth to a child it’s great and calls for rejoicing but when a barren woman who has been mocked severally all of a sudden ends up with 6 children, it becomes wonderful! Hannah who had waited on the Lord for a child ended up with 6 children (1Sam 2:21).

Deliverance from an unclean spirit is great but when someone with a legion of demons is set free, that is wonderful! Mark 5:1-15. It doesn’t matter how many demons troubling you, in the name above every other name, you will be free tonight. Amen. For all those forces who thought they have captured you, by the time the see you next, they will say “wonderful!”

Raising the one who has just died takes a miracle like Jarius daughter, raising someone who is about to be buried takes a bigger miracle (Luke 7:11-15) but raising someone who has died and been buried for 4 days is the definition of wonderful (John 11:17). Those who were around when Lazarus came out of the tomb after four days would have been saying ‘wonderful’

Raising the dead is a miracle, when ones dead bones begin to raise the dead then it’s a greater miracle but when you consider Ezekiel 37:1-10, where the bible gives an account of how the words of a prophet raises dry bones, puts skin on them and then raises a mighty army from dry bones then that is wonderful! 2kings 13

In the name that is above every other name, every dry bone in your life will come back to life in Jesus name.

In every hopeless situation the wind of God must blow so that your life can turn around for good, it will blow and before this night is over, you’ll have reasons to shout ‘wonderful’

The God who can reverse the irreversible is alive to attend to your case tonight. Everything good in your life that has died will resurrect tonight in Jesus name! Amen.

The Lord says the one who sent sorrow to your house will come back to pick it up.

The Lord says this year even your doubts will not stop your sun from rising!

When God uses the devil to solve your problem, the miracle is called ‘wonderful!’. Every evil that has come into your home to cause any type of problem shall be uprooted in Jesus name. Amen

Killing a lion with mere hand is a miracle. Killing a bear is a greater miracle because a bear represents an enemy pretending to be a friend. In the name that is above every other name, every enemy pretending to be a friend will be exposed in Jesus name. Amen

However, killing a Goliath takes a kind of miracle called wonderful. This is because Goliath represents somebody who wants to stand between you and your destiny. Just as Goliath fell, anyone standing between you and your destiny will fall this year in Jesus name. Amen.

Anyone that says you won’t reach your goal this year in particular, the almighty God will uproot him/her in Jesus name. Amen

The Lord says just as the wall of Jericho fell, all your opponent will crumble one by one. Amen!

Changing your destiny for the better is great. In 1kings 19, Elijah’s destiny was changed from being a farmer to a prophet. Restoring your destiny is greater. In Exodus 3:1-15, Moses destiny to become the deliverer of Israel was restored. But when God looks down from heaven to transform the destiny of a man whose destiny had been truncated, we call that wonderful! In Numbers 3:9-11, God called Levi whose destiny had been crushed as a result of Jacob’s prayer on his death bed to draw closer and take the position of 1st born in Israel.

If your destiny had been tampered with, it will be fully restored tonight in Jesus name and you’ll go home shouting wonderful! Amen

In Acts 3:1-11,when the man who was born lame at the beautiful gate started to walk, people saw him and were amazed, he became a wonder but Peter’s shadow healing the sick was most wonderful.

When God performs wonders in your life it is wonderful, when He turns you into a wonder it is more wonderful but when He uses you to perform wonders is most wonderful!

You have been known for your many problems, God says you’ll be known for many testimonies. Amen!

God says your testimony will be ‘Once upon a time I was despised, now I’m an amazement.’

Very soon you’ll announce to your relatives ‘I told you Jesus never fails’

Who deserves wonders? For who will Jesus perform wonders?

Only those that are on the Lord’s side will experience God’s wonders.

In Exodus 32:25-26 bible says while Moses went up to get the commandment, the people pressured Aaron to create an idol they could worship. Moses got back angry, he stood by the gate and cried out ‘who is on the Lord’s side let him come to me’ then everyone from the tribe of Levi went to Moses.

PRAYER POINTS:

1)   Praise Him for all He has done for you.

2)   Father, from now let me enjoy wonderful health.

3)   Father, from now let me enjoy wonderful wealth.

4)  Father, from now let me enjoy wonderful peace and joy.

5)   Father, from now let me enjoy wonderful anointing.

6)  Father make my breakthroughs wonderful.

7)    Father, please perform wonders through me.

8)   Father, make my family one of signs and wonders.

9)  Father let me fulfill my destiny.

10)   Father if my destiny has been tampered with, please transform it.

11)   Father, every evil force in my family uproot wonderfully in this month.

12)   Personal Prayer Point.

May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray!

The Wonders Of His Name. A Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E A Adeboye. RCCG January 2013 Holy Ghost Service.

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Jesus calls Levi. From book: The Life of Jesus of Nazareth. Eighty Pictures. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The Wonders Of His Name” A Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E A Adeboye. RCCG January 2013 Holy Ghost Service

 

Text: Philippians 2:9-11 “9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

What is in a name? Everything! Your future is bound up in your name, everything that happen to you in the future is your name. Consider Moses, the name means drawn out of the water. All through the life of Moses, he had various encounters with water. In exodus 7:19, he turned water to blood. In Exodus 14, He parted the red sea and In Numbers 20:11, he brought water out of rocks. The only reason he didn’t make it into the promise land was because of water (Num. 20:7-13).
There are so many wonders in the name of Jesus. In John 10:7, He said I am the door. In John 11:25, He says I am the resurrection and the life. In John 14:6, I am the way, the truth, and the life. In Isaiah 59:6, He was called wonderful, counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. In Revelation 1:8 says “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty”. He called Himself 8 names at a stretch and each is significant.
The name of Jesus guarantees deliverance (Mark 16:17). His name guarantees freedom ( John 8:36) freedom. His name guarantees promotion ( John 12;32). His name guarantees rest (Matt 11:28-30). His name guarantees satisfaction (John7:37-39). His name guarantees answers to prayer (John 14:14). His name guarantees victory!

In John 14:6 the bible says I am the way the truth and the life.
What does He mean by the way? Jesus is the way out of sickness (Mark 16:17-28, Acts 9:32-35). His name is the way out of death (Matthew 10:5-8, Acts 9:36-42 ). Any appointment with death concerning you is cancelled in Jesus name. Amen!
Jesus is the way out of embarrassment. In John 2:1-11, when they ran out of wine at the wedding, Jesus was there to bring them out of the embarrassment, he supplied more wine. Whatever the embarrassing situation in your life, you are coming out tonight in Jesus name. Amen
Jesus is also the way into the presence of God. John 14:6, He says nobody can go into God’s presence without him. Since Jesus is the way into God’s presence, He is also the way into the fullness of Joy (Hebrews 10:19). It is easier to get into the presence of God than the presence of many head of states, all you need to get into God’s presence is the name JESUS!

When everything seems too stagnant for you, call Jesus because He is the way forward. In Acts 3:1-8, the lame man had been stagnant for 40 years but when Peter called upon the name of Jesus his story changed, he began to leap and walk and progress began. In John 5:2-9, the man had been stagnant for many years but when Jesus came, progress began.

Jesus is the way where there is no way. Exodus 14:1-28. This year everywhere where they say there is no way, there will be a way for you. In Acts 12:5-9, Peter was imprisoned, the doors were locked, guards were outside, he was tied with chains so that there will be no way for escape but Jesus made a way where there is no way. In the wonderful name of Jesus, all those who said they have captured you will be disappointed in Jesus name.

Jesus is the way upward. In John 12:32, Jesus said “ And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me”. As you lift up Jesus,He will draw you up. In Luke 5:8-11, he promoted an ordinary fisherman called Peter and anywhere you go in the world today, you hear about the name Peter. Jesus is the way upward; he can pick up a beggar from the dunghill and keep lifting him up till he begins to dine with Kings. If man lifts you up, you will only go as far as his hands can lift you. When he can no longer lift you up, you begin to come back down but when God lifts you with His everlasting hands, you keep going higher.

Jesus is the only way. He is the only way to salvation.Acts 4:12 says “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”. Matthew 1:21 says “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins”.

When you have prayed and you don’t know what to say anymore just keep on saying ‘Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!…’ Jesus answers our prayers all the time, the only reason it seems we do not get answers to our prayers is because we stop praying because we tend to rely on other alternatives. Jacob knew if he didn’t hold on to the angel, his brother will kill him so when the angel begged to go before dawn, Jacob refused. Don’t let go, hold on to God till he settles you and sets you free.

Are there witches and wizards in your family? Face them with JESUS!
Is there anyone in power who says he will destroy you? Face him with JESUS!
Is there any mountain that as refused to move all these years? This year, face it with JESUS!

What does the truth in the name of Jesus mean? John 8;32 says “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” . If you know Jesus freedom comes. In John 8:36 the bible says “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”

This year, we will serve the Lord in Holiness and purity, we will not lie, we will not steal and we will prosper. Whether the devil likes it or not, we will prosper in Jesus name. Amen

What does the truth in the name of Jesus mean? Hebrews 9:22 says “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.”
The truth is that the blood cleanses from all sins. It gives victory over satan
The truth is that salvation is free and it is by grace (Eph 2:5-9). But after you are saved and all your sins are forgiven it would be falsehood to say ‘I can now live like the son of the devil and still make heaven’ it is a lie. Romans 6:1-2 says “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”

Those who after giving their lives to God still toy with sin and say God is love are lying to themselves. 1John 4:8 says God is love but according to Hebrews 12:29, the bible makes it clear that God is a consuming fire! You don’t mess with Him, if you mess with Him, He will deal with you.

The truth is that God is love. It is also true that God is a consuming fire. If you think you can mess around with God, you are in for a surprise. He is a wonderful God, a God of grace but do not abuse the grace!

What does the life in that name Jesus mean? John 3:36 says “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” The name of Jesus gives life, believing in Jesus brings eternal life.

If you have not given your life to Jesus, do so tonight. If you have been joking and pretending to be born again, change your mind, come and give your life to Jesus Christ. If you are ready to work with Him in Holiness and purity, He will surprise you.

May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Bible Facts

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Bible Facts

Statistics

  • Books in the Bible: 66
  • Chapters in the Bible: 1,189
  • Verses in the Bible: 31,102
  • Midpoint: between verses 1 and 2 of Psalms 103
  • Longest verse: Esther 8:9 (90 words, 426 letters)
  • Shortest verse: John 11:35 (2 words, 9 letters)
  • Book with the most chapters: Psalms (150 chapters)
  • Chapter with the most verses: Psalms 119 (176 verses)

Biblical Structure

  • The Old Testament consists traditionally of three major sections: the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings.
  • The Law consists of the first five books of the Old Testament. This section is also called the Torah or the Pentateuch.
  • The Prophets are in two groups: the Former Prophets (Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings), and the Latter Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hoseah, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi).
  • Of the Latter Prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel are considered Major Prophets, with the rest being Minor Prophets. This designation refers to the volume of writing rather than the content of the books.
  • The Writings consist of three groups: Wisdom (Psalms, Proverbs, and Job), Scrolls (Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther), and Histories (Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles).
  • Though it contains significant prophetic passages, the book of Daniel is considered belonging to the Historical Writings.
  • Psalm 119 is an acrostic poem. Each section begins with a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
  • The New Testament consists of four major sections: the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles, and the Revelation.
  • The Gospels are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. They detail the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
  • The Acts of the Apostles consist of one book, Acts.
  • The Epistles are letters written by the apostles to different churches.
  • The Revelation of Jesus Christ to John the apostle deals with end-time prophecies.

History

  • The oldest book of the Bible is Job, estimated to have been written around 1100 BC.
  • The newest book of the Old Testament is Malachi, written about 400 BC.
  • The New Testament was written in the period between 45 and 95 AD, the newest book being Revelation.
  • The Old Testament was written mostly in Hebrew, with just a few passages written in Aramaic.
  • The New Testament was written in Greek.
  • The Old Testament was canonized around 300 BC.
  • The New Testament was canonized around 375 AD.

 

 

 

 

May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!