Ask, seek, knock

Ask. Seek. Knock
These signs shall follow them that believe
Mark 16:17

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
Signs shall follow them- we don’t see many signs showing up because we don’t see many Christians showing up. 
Active or inactive Christianity 

illustration: active or inactive membership 
Active are those who show up and continue to show up. 
Signs follow active Christians. 
Matthew 16:2-4

2    He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 

3   And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 

4   A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed. 
You are not to be following signs…signs are to be following you
Signs follow active believing Christians
Believe- persuaded, place confidence in, trust and intrust 
Psalm 9:10

And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
They believe because they know
Signs follow active believing Christians who know God
Mark 16:20

And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
These signs were the manifestation of the Spirit at Work
1 Corinthians 12: 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

Luke 12:48

…For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

Matthew 7:7 [Full Chapter]

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Ask

Matthew 7:9-11King James Version (KJV)

9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Matthew 16:19

And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 11:28

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

John 14:16

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
John 11:22

But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
Revelation 21:6

And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Seek -seek for revelation hidden uncovered 
Knock- open spiritual doors. Doors for access and entry and exit.  

Doors are personal gates are corporate 
You can open doors for yourself and for others 
Let me get that door for you

You must allow time for Faith to work

1. Cake baking-They put all the ingredients together and put it in the oven. But don’t give time for it bake. 

2. Hospital patients-wait in the lobby, wait in the room, wait for dr. Wait for testing, wait for lab, wait for treatment, wait wor treatment to work. 

Ask receive practice 

Get it and go

Get it and go
Become the spiritual governor of your city

Elected by God
Matthew 10:1

And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Luke 9:1

Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
Everywhere that I walk and in the place I set my foot that location has been given over to me as a spiritual governor
Governor

a :  one that exercises authority especially over an area or group

b :  an official elected or appointed to act as ruler, 

c :  commanding officer

d :  the managing director and usually the principal officer of an institution or organization

e :  a member of a group that directs or controls an institution or society

Automatic spiritual control
Like a governor on an automobile – gives automatic control of speed

Isaiah 42:6-7King James Version (KJV)

6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Acts 16:25-26

The prison doors are opened

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 

And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.
Open the prison door and let the captive free
Imprisoned in sin imprisoned by sicknesses  imprisoned by addictions. Imprisoned by demonic spirits of fear and emotions
They are in prison and they need to be free

Matthew 16:19

And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

The Weight of Honor

Honor- (kabad = weighty, heavy) honor is a heavy esteem and respect laid upon the shoulders of one who has faithfully fulfilled (honored) their commitments in the midst of great hardship and danger. But we must not overlook that Honor may also carry the burden of future responsibility. 
The person honored has shown greatness in the past. Those that labor in the word and in doctrine the Bible says are worthy of double honor. But the honor we give to God belongs to God alone. The highest honor is God’s. He alone deserves the respect that we can give to him, for what he has done no other man was able nor worthy to accomplish. But He is also laden with a responsibility greater than can be placed upon any man. For in Jesus Christ alone do we have our confidence. Just as He has proven in the past, He is also willing to handle the battles in your future.  

So when we honor God we are saying to him; “thank you for what you have done and I now realize how reliant I am on you.” I honor you Jesus and my confidence is in you. 

All honor and all glory be unto the spotless Lamb of God who has taken away the sins of the world. 

Why is this controversial?Speaking in tongues

Is your church one of those tongue talking churches?  The better question may be, why isn’t your church one of those? 

I wonder if you would have felt comfortable in a church service lead by the apostle Paul?

For all of the truth seekers out there, you might want to check out the Scriptures below from the book of 1Corinthians chapter 14.  Remember these scriptures have been penned by the apostle Paul, but inspired (God Breathed) of the Holy Ghost.  I would encourage you to read the whole chapter but don’t allow the versus below to get lost in your religious training.  

1 Corinthians 14

5 I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.
12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. (In context:Praying in the spirit is praying in tongues)
18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:
26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
38  But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

Abiding in God’s Best

Abiding in Gods best
2017 total reliance on God
I’m looking for Gods best – I want to make it into Gods best
God if you don’t do it, I’ll never make it
  Restore spiritual militants – 

Spiritually confrontational. Aggressive in possession of spiritual things
Total reliance – I can only live on what you provide for me… On what comes from you. 
Abiding in Christ

– remain not to depart, endure, continue in Christ 
 John 15

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same

bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing (John 15:5-7)

If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Today the modern church is all about connection. You can be naturally connected spiritually dead
Dead things must be cut off. Pruning and shaping. 
Revelation 3:1. The angel to the church of Sardis
You have a reputation or a name that you are alive but you are dead
What is Gods best for you?
Process to abiding – God for the sinfulness of man sent a savior. Jesus christ died resurrected and ascended into heaven. After which he released an abiding power. The Holy Ghost 
You must be filled continually with his spirit and his word

2017 Total reliance on God

2017 relying totally on God- is Gods plan for you this year
2016 was a year of revelation 
Revealing of the anointed servants of God

Revealing the enemy’s of God and Israel
…God if you don’t save me, I’ll never make it. 

Matthew 24:1-2 Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”

Prophecy fulfilled 

…Titus Flāvius Caesar emperor of Rome August 30 in the year 70 A.D. (was the very day on which Nebuchadnezzar had destroyed the 1st Temple in 586 B.C.)

Not one stone left was upon another. After the tabernacle of the lord was thrown down the invading army plowed up the foundation. 

They left it with the inability of quick repair. 

….Likewise Satan has attacked the church with the same desire…to leave it without ability to repair quickly. Make no mistake, He wants to tear you down, displace and destroy you. His plan is to attack from the ground up. The Attack is carefully targeted at the foundation. 

The Church (we are the temple)

* is unstable due to a foundation problem. 

*In danger of collapse.  

*Barely hanging on. -most churches if they were honest are barely hanging on. 
*We do not have a surface problem that can be covered by the band aid of religion. 

We have a foundational problem. The foundation of Christianity has been plowed up by invading forces of darkness. 
*We have been expecting the ancient foundation that has been built to uphold the heaviness of our sinful generation. Unfortunately the solid stones that have been cemented into the foundation of our Christian heritage has become brittle Clay and is crumbling under the weight and the heaviness of our sinful culture. Over time the solid tightly pressed foundation has become weekend and gaping holes have started to show. Now there are some things that are creeping in to the house that should have been sealed out and prevented. But The spiritual house is being neglected, the greater part of the foundation is ruined. 
*There needs to be a tearing down of the decayed foundation. We must replace the old with new. We must pour some brand-new foundational walls that will uphold the true church in the last days in which we are living.  
….God if you don’t save us, We’ll never make it. 
What?

What has been eating away and destroying the foundation over time? The Bible gives a natural example of a spiritual concept. 
Matthew 16:6 Sadusees 

Mark 8:15 Herodians 
Leaven causes a breakdown on the molecular level. If you allow leaven (sin) to get in and remain it will change the entire person. 
1. Leaven of pharasees – religious tradition they exalted themselves and belittle others in their own mind… their focus is on their works service or position held in the church and offerings given. Whitewashed tombs. 

Spiritual hypocrisy. They focus on the sins of others but ignore Their own spiritual shortcomings. 

2. Leaven of Sadusees – they don’t believe in the supernatural (I believe in miracles signs and wonders) and they didn’t believe in the resurrection of the dead – The dead in Christ will rise and we which are alive and remain shall be caught up
3. Leaven of the Herodians- supporters of a Jewish state under Herod the king. Politically focused. All about the Natural connections to accomplish great things. Replacement of supernatural power with carefully calculated study of trends and statistics. Learn how to move and motivate people naturally at the forsaking of total reliance on the Holy Ghost power.  

Psalm 11:3If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? 
…God if you don’t save me, I’ll never make it. 

1. Restore spiritual militants – 

Spiritually confrontational. Aggressive in possession of spiritual things
-The church for the most part has wrestled not.

We are no longer confrontational to sin. 
These 3 endure Faith hope and love

Faith church-word confession process but attendees lost hope and those in bondage feel no love because compassion has leaked out of the pompous heart. 

Hope church- rescue me church. Such nice encouraging messages to help make successful people…but don’t bring the drug addict in and God for bid that I might have to sit by someone Who is of a lower class than I am. 

Love church- the sinfulness of the world and rejection of legalism helped them to form there doctrine of- total acceptance 
2. Give up no ground

That which you have laid hold on don’t let go of. 

The steps of progression that you have made don’t backstep don’t give up your ground. 

You may have already lost much don’t let go of what you still have. Protect nurse and strengthen that which is ready to die. 

No ground we are giving up no ground. We’ve got a cause worth fighting for devil we are not going to take no more
3. Advance the purpose of Christ 
Everywhere the soul of your foot touches the land will be given unto you

….We’ve been building church on looks
We’ve been building upon education

Political agenda, religion.. it is time to stop advancing our own wishes and start advancing His desire
In 2017

……We will see spiritual manifestation …..
….They shall cast out Devils 

…Pour some oil on the broken

….The outpouring of the Holy Ghost is for all

But his method is not excepted by all. I’m talking about a true unadulterated move of the Holy Ghost

 

We don’t need taught tongues. And we won’t need a follow up committee 
If you have to be thought to talk in tongues, you missed it. You can’t fake it till you make it. You have to be plunged into the rushing stream 

…no more Decisions without conversion 

William Booth -his concern for the 21st century church is that they would have Decisions without conversion 
…raise up the destroyed foundations

.. know God better than ever before 
Daniel 11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries; but the people who do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
…God if you don’t help us, We’ll never make it. 

Falling away??? Or is it????
apostasía (from 868 /aphístēmi, “leave, depart,” which is derived from 575/apó, “away from” and 2476 /histémi, “stand”) – properly, departure (implying desertion); apostasy – literally, “a leaving, from a previous standing.”
Isaiah 58:?]But they that shall be of thee. Shall raise up the foundations of many generations. 

Say Yes To Jesus

Say yes to Jesus
Youth pool party

I woke up this morning around 4 o’clock thinking about this time that I would have with you. I spent several hours wondering how I could make the most out of this time that I have in front of you.

I have decided to Set the record straight. You have been lied to for so long and I want to tell you the truth.

Look up to the sky. what do you see? A little higher what’s there? A little further out?

People are continually researching and discovering what is out there. Scientists have discovered Other Worlds and galaxies and solar systems.
Everything discovered and yet to be discovered every system has been so specially designed and created by a creator. It is too intricate and wonderful to have happened by coincidence. In the words of Gibbs from NCIS, “there is no such thing as coincidence.”
Here is the truth. God Jehovah, who is so much bigger and greater than you and I, created every detail of every good and perfect thing that is enjoyed.

The Bible says that not only did he create the worlds and systems in the sky but every living thing on the earth and he created it with purpose.

He created mankind in his own image and likeness and therefor gave us creative power.

Think about it. Here you are. Sitting here under the heavens that have great purpose. And just as much thought and planning and design was wrapped up in the creation of you. You are beautiful. You are so wonderfully made. With all complexity of flesh and bone and systems and emotions and thoughts and talents and personality. Look around you With all of this inner and outer beauty who could say there is no God? In fact the Bible says it is foolish and that only a fool says in his heart that there is no God. Plenty may say it with their mouth but only a fool would say that in their heart and believe it.

You have been created with great purpose and design.

In God’s perfect plan a man and a woman joined together in a binding commitment of married love. Each offer a seed full of creative power. That small seed develops and grows until strong enough with proper care to survive the elements of this great world. A baby is born. But the greatest thing about baby’s is this, every child born is born with an eternal spirit and soul. Which means this. This child will grow into a teen and then an adult. He or she will make choices in there life. Some maybe good or bad. But when they finally close there eyes for the final time and sigh this incredible body will die. But their soul (feelings emotions personality thought and spirit (that inner light that causes one to live). will survive eternally.
So what then? When this body is laid to rest 6feet underground, what’s next? Well that depends. There are 2 destinations.

1. You could be in the presence of your loving creator and Heavenly Father. In a place called heaven yes but also strategically placed in and given power over his creation. Free to go and come and rule with loving authority. Able to create and live and socialize forever in a vast and endless world and worlds that will take eternity to explore. There will be no death or pain or tears nor rejection or fears. No disease no one used or abused. No hatred or prejudice. No murder or rape or deceit.
2. You could be separated forever from the presence of a loving God. Dragged kicking and screaming into a place called hell. A place that was not made for you but was made for the devil and his fallen angels. A place if continual pain and anguish both physically mentally and spiritually. Where men naw their toungs for pain and wish that they could die to find relief but cannot and will not. A place of solitude and outer darkness. Alienated from all others tormented by your own selfish decisions and thoughtless actions. In eternal judgement for the wickedness of your sinful deeds.

So this day it is set before you life and death. Blessing and cursing.
Your eternal destination depends solely on your decisions right now.

God is real heaven is real
The devil is real hell is real
You are real I am real and this moment is real and the decisions you are about to make is real. What decision is that?

Decision 1. What will you do with the life that you have been given?

Will you choose to live that life selfishly? fulfilling your own selfish desires, while defrauding and insulting and cursing and cheating and hurting and hating those around you. And at the same time taking your own self and the body that God has so wonderfully created and smudge and cut and abuse and deface and disgrace it.
Or will you choose to live unselfishly putting others before yourself. Using your words and your talents to build up and encourage and show Gods love to those around you while you glorify God in your body and with your thoughts and actions. How will you choose to live out the days of your life?

Decision 2. And how do you expect to pay for the sinful choices you have already made?
All have sinned
The wages of sin is death
Sin has to be paid for. I have told you the truth hell was not created for you. It was created for the devil. But if you go there it is because you chose to go there. For death, separation from God, and hell is the payment for sin.
But you don’t have to go there.
God so loved you that he gave his only son Jesus to die for you. He went to hell he paid for your sin in full. He resurrected with the keys of authority over death hell and the grave in his hand.
You can choose Jesus. You can believe on him and receive eternal life.
Today is the day of salvation. Will you choose him today? Will you choose life and heaven?
Say yes to Jesus. Time is running out.

The faith dimension

The faith dimension
Dimension- a property of measurable space.

We are living in a three dimensional world. Everything is measured by length width and depth

There is a fourth dimension

Scientists have been trying to study this dimension, they call it quantum physics. It is the behavior of molecules at an atomic level. A dimension of phenomenon sometimes things happen that cannot be measured through normal scientific measurements.

Illustration – the gathering of photons when acted upon by exterior energy.
Illustration- light absorbed, transferred, and reflected.

Scientists will not be able to comprehend This dimension without the Spirit of God.

1 Corinthians 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

I would like to refer to this dimension as the faith dimension.

Faith- The deep conviction of the infallible word of God.

Faith nutrition- what feeds your Faith? The word of God.

Romans 10:17So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Faith activation- what makes faith work? Hope is what puts your faith in action.

Hebrews 11:1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hope – The painted picture of God’s vision on your heart

Faith impartation-how can you pass it on? Talk it, pray it, live it

2 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

There can be a passing down of generational curses. In the same manner there is the possibility of passing down generational blessing. Spiritual gifts that reside in you may very likely be caught by your children.

This Present Judgment

This Present Judgment

Often times when we hear the word judgment and we think about an event that will take place that is called the Great White Throne Judgment. There will be a day of final Judgment. When God will judge once and for all the living and the dead. But there are judgments that are happening at this present time. These Judgments are made in the dispensation of Grace and will soon be followed by final judgments made in the outpouring of God’s wrath.

1. Self-Judgment

a. Search your own heart under the direct guidance of the Lord and be willing to change as God reveals impurities and imperfections. (1 John 3:19-24; 1 Corinthians 11:31-32; 1 Corinthians 4:1-4)

2. Discipline Judgment of God

a. (1 Corinthians 3:12-17; Hebrews 12:6-11 )

3. Righteous Judging the Righteous

a. God judges those outside of the church but the righteous are to judge among themselves. (1 Corinthians 5; Hebrews 13:7, 17)

4. The continual Judgment of the wicked (John 3:18; Psalm 7:11-13)

Philippians 3:17,18 (AMP)
Brethren, together follow my example and observe those who live after the pattern we have set you. For there are many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, who walk (live) as enemies of the cross of Christ, the Anointed One.

There is the pattern of the ungodly and the Pattern of the righteous. Worldly pattern and a heavenly. A pattern of Christ and the pattern of antichrist.

Pattern: an observable characteristic or behavior of a person, group, or institution.

One of the responsibilities of the righteous are to lead the ungodly into the truth.

1 Peter 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

The scarcely saved is not meaning that they are barely living for Jesus…you cannot be righteous and barely living right. You’re not kind of saved. This idea that you can have one foot in the world and the other in the kingdom is a lie. Your either wicked or righteous, saved or damned,

No this is talking about the judgment that will come on the world. It will start in the house of God and then move into the rest of the world. At the last possible minute the righteous are saved from the destruction. There is a lot the people of God had to endure but in God’s people had to endure such how much greater will the judgment be upon those that are ungodly.

Philippians 3:10-11 (AMP)
[For my determined purpose is] that I may know him. That I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding [the wonders of His person] more strongly and more clearly. And that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers]; and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope] That if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body].

Broken for you

Broken for you

This is my body broken for you.

broken is associated with things are needing thrown out. Things that we no longer need. Things we ignore or in some cases things we can’t get our mind off of or get past. Things despised and Damaged, rejected ridiculed often overlooked passed by sometimes laughed at.

The World is full of broken people… People feel that they are no longer needed that they are castaways ignored a bother damaged despised rejected ridiculed and often passed by and not taken seriously. If you are broken often times you feel like you’re the only one. But you’re not the only one there are many broken people in this world. Why are there so many broken people?

Here are three reasons people are broken.

1. Sin destroys peoples lives and leaves them broken and often full of shame. Satan has a patent on sin he is constantly trying to sell you on his sinful ideas.
John 10:10 says that he is the thief and he comes to steal kill and destroy. You must always remember that Sin takes you further than you want to go. Keep you longer than you want to stay and in the end you pay more than you ever thought you would pay.

2. Selfishness. James 4. Causes quarrels and fights. It causes Broken relationships. Addictions assaults… Consuming in our own selfish desires and lust. Is damaging for us but often times we become the cause of other people’s brokenness.

3. Unholy soul ties. A soul tie is something that God intended to bond 2 individuals together for life. When Satan gets involved he takes what God meant for good and turns it into something perverse. Soul ties are now often made instead of lifelong commitments. When marriages or relationships breakdown one may try to walk away from the individual but the breaking of the Soul tie leaves one feeling very broken just as if the other partner died.

Genesis 34:1-8
1 Corinthians 6:16-17

Whoremonger and prostitutes. Today we consider these people only those who give sexual favors for pay. Scripturally a prostitute or a whoremonger is someone who desires and seeks after sexual gratification outside of God covenant of marriage.

Because of this sex crazed society we live in and the epidemic of fornication we have an abundance of brokenness.

If you are in an unholy relationship is time to break free. It is time to do things God’s way. Maybe you truly do love the person you are with. Maybe you both have given your hearts to the Lord. Is that is the case then both should agree it is better to marry than to burn.
1 Corinthians 7:9

2 corinthians 6:14 do you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers

These things are some of the reasons why the world is full of broken hearts, broken Minds, sometimes broken bodies, and broken homes

“The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).

a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise” (Psalm 51:10, 17).

Sometimes things need to be broken before healing can come and fulfilled restoration. Sometimes our pride needs to break, there are times that without things breaking down we don’t see a need for change.

The number one priority God has for us is that our souls will be saved. God wants you to live totally restored. And he wants you to have life more abundantly.

“I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit” (Isaiah 57:15).

I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high” (Leviticus 26:13).

This is my body broken for you. In the brokenness of the flesh of Jesus he demonstrated to us how that sin brings great damage and brokenness but restoration is possible.

Thomas said until I see the holes where the nails were in his hands I won’t believe. Jesus showing up in the midst of them showed his hands where the nails were. Thomas believed.
Jesus was standing there in his resurrected glorified body. He did not say look at the scars on my face and the bruising he did not say look at my back and my flesh from the cat of nine tales in which the soldiers lashed him within an inch of his life. The glory of the Lord removed all of these.

The nail holes in the hands and feet of Jesus reminded us of the pain suffering and agony that he went through on the cross for us. It reminds us of the brokenness and the promise of restoration.

The death of Christ and resurrection has made it possible for broken people to be be healed in their bodies and in their minds. It made it possible for broken relationships to be mended and for broken homes to be restored.

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).

“This is my body broken for you”

1 CORINTHIANS 11:24
and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me.”

Once you receive healing and restoration you must make the choice to change what causes brokenness