HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Holiday greetings to all of you!
I hope you are enjoying your holidays with family and friends. This is the season for giving and I encourage you to give of yourselves. Remember that a kind word or thoughtful gesture can mean so much to those who need a little boost!

From our family to yours,
Merry Christmas, Divine Favor & An Abundant New Year!
Mike & Tish Manuel

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EXEMPT FROM FALLING

Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present [you] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

You won’t spend much time on self examination before determining how powerful this passage is! We realize quickly that within our own abilities we could never reach this place of being declared faultless! So instead of getting our religious “game face” on, and trying to beef up our Christianity through more works, lets learn how to “put on” the Lord Jesus Christ! Put Him on!

Romans 13:14
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to [fulfil] the lusts [thereof].

Now how do we put him on? First, lets understand how Christ was sinless.

1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this PURPOSE the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he CANNOT sin, because he is BORN of God.

Jesus, born of a woman but fathered by the Holy Spirit, was manifested in sinless flesh upon this earth. He could not sin because Gods seed remained in Him. Verse 9 begins with the word “whosever” which is where you and I get to apply this Word to our lives. Look at 1 John 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away OUR sins; and in him is no sin.

So this sinless Christ came on the scene for the purpose of taking away OUR sins! Now, a couple of quick questions. Did it work? Was His mission successful? Of course! So how do we participate in this “whosever is born of God sinneth not” thing? We must be BORN AGAIN!

1 Peter 1:23 (KJV)
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the WORD of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

We must remember what Paul said in Galatians 2:20
I am crucified “with” Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live BY THE FAITH of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

In other words, when I was Born Again, I became a Son or Daughter of God. I was crucified with Christ so I am sinless because of my faith in His faith to make me the righteousness of God. Did it work? Yes! If I have put Him on. It is now NOT based upon my abilities to be righteous, but His! I am now born of God and resting in His righteousness which I receive through faith!

1 John 5:1
Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

1 John 5:4
For whatsoever
(from the Greek word “pas” meaning-individually, each, every, any, all, the whole, everyone, all things, everything)

is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith.

Your FAITH in the power of being BORN of GOD, makes you the VICTOR! Not your righteous works abilities!

Now lets get back to our text:

Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present [you] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both NOW and ever. Amen.

Falling-“Aptaistos”
not stumbling, standing firm, exempt from falling.

Faultless-“Amomos”
without blemish, as a sacrifice without spot or blemish
morally: without blemish, faultless, unblameable.

Exceeding Joy-“Agalliasis”
Extreme Gladness

Look at this passage expanded now

Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from stumbling, keep you standing firm, and make you EXEMPT FROM FALLING, and to present you without a spot or blemish morally, without faults and unblameable before the presence of his glory with extreme gladness,
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

Old Covenant

Micah 7:8a
Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise;

New Covenant

EXEMPT FROM FALLING!!

Can you receive this Word gladly today? I hope you will!
Don’t let your memory oppose Gods Word today. Remember your faith in His performance makes YOU the VICTOR!

May the Blessings of Abundance RAIN on YOU!
Mike

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POT HOLES ON THE ROMAN ROAD

Most everyone in Christian circles has heard about the Roman Road. I believe it is a series of scriptures to lead one to Christ. It goes something like this:

Romans 5:8 tells us that God loved us so that “when we were in our sin Christ Jesus came to die for us.”

Romans 3:23
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”

This verse tells us that all people have sinned. We have fallen short of God’s intended purpose for us. God made us to know Him…. to receive His
love and to love him in return.

Romans 6:23
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in
Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 10:9,10
9 because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved:
10 for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 10:13
13 for, Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

This “Road” or plan leads you to the Sinners Prayer.

There are many renditions of a “Sinners Prayer” used in churches and religious circles. They all seem to incorporate the same basic structure.

“Dear God, I confess that I am a sinner, and I am sorry. I need
a Savior. I know I cannot save myself. I believe by faith that Jesus, your
Son, died on the cross to be my Savior. I believe He arose from the grave
to live as my Lord. I turn from my sin. I ask You, Lord Jesus, to forgive my
sin and come into my heart. I trust you as my Savior and receive you as
my Lord. Thank you, Jesus, for saving me.”

They seem to all start with your acknowledgement of the low moral person that you are.
Why is it important for one to identify the shameful, helpless, & hopeless state of their life, in order to begin a new life with Christ?
I believe this “Tear you down before we build you up” approach is man-made and not from the heart of the Savior. A drowning man doesn’t need to waste time convincing God he is drowning, he just needs to cry out save me! Perhaps this “acknowledgement of your hopelessness” portion of the sinners prayer is more for the ears of those around? After all, it does create a non-malicious mindset that ushers in the control process of religion.

The confession from your mouth will govern the outcome of your life. Look at the first record we have of God speaking. (Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.) Even though verses 1 & 2 describe the void and darkness, God wasted no time addressing that darkness. He didn’t say “It sure is dark out here!” No! He is not wanting those coming to Him to confess the obvious either.

In verse 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.

The only confessing going on at this place (unlike the Roman Road) is of the belief that Jesus is Lord and that God raised Him from the dead!

This is a NO SHAME situation! This is a Good News event!

Proven in Romans 10 verse 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall NOT be ASHAMED.

I believe that one who has made a conscious decision to acknowledge Christ as their Savior, carry enough memories of defeat without our help. Do we really need to quote out of context scriptures and tell convicting stories to sell the grace of God? If all of mankind was infected with sin from Adams fall, do we really think they don’t know? What ever happened to the Good News approach?

I have been around Christians who judged those making decisions for Christ because they did not meet their repentance expectations! They were not broken up enough, no tears or not enough tears! This problem stems from a false definition of repentance. Repent comes from the Greek word “matenoeo” which means to change one’s mind.

Look at these scriptures with the true meaning replacing the word repent with change your mind.

Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Change your mind: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Mark 1:15
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: change your mind and believe the gospel.

Mark 6:12 (KJV)
And they went out, and preached that men should change their mind.

Luke 13:3 (KJV)
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye change your mind, ye shall all likewise perish.

Now let’s look at how Jesus, the Savior of the sinners prayer feels about us.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

What I have just done is taken the Word and challenged a commonly accepted mindset. Jesus wasted no time qualifying the state of the sinner but rather got straight to the matter. Will you be made whole…..Neither do I condemn you….Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

I realize as I’m writing this there are many teachings, songs, etc., that will not hold the same conviction and place in our fundamental Christian beliefs. So I challenge you today to lay your religious “blacktop” aside and in love seek the truth in Gods Word. It all comes down (or up) to knowing who you are in Christ, and knowing the true attributes of Christ. Then, believing in what He said and did!

Remember…..Titus 3:5
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

In other words, we are not saved, delivered, filled with the Spirit based on any church-made criteria! It happens according to HIS mercy!

Ephesians 2:8
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

So lets change the recipe of salvation from “Tear you down so we can build you up” to “YOUR DEBT OF SIN HAS BEEN PAID IN FULL! COME GET YOUR RECEIPT!”
Now that’s GOOD NEWS!

Abundance on Earth & Good News for those in trouble!
Mike

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THERE’S A NEW LAW IN TOWN

Romans 8:1 [There is] therefore NOW no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the ****LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE ****in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the ****LAW OF SIN AND DEATH****.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

**NOW THIS WAS THE GOAL**

4 That the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE LAW or that which has been deemed right so as to have force of law or the justification for the law.

might be FULFILLED IN US, or to render full, i.e. to complete
to fill to the top: so that nothing shall be wanting to full measure, fill to the brim
to consummate:

….in us who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

THERE’S A NEW LAW! If you reject the NEW LAW, you will mind the things of the flesh!

6 For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

If you choose to rely on what it LOOKS LIKE, FEELS LIKE, SOUNDS LIKE, TASTE LIKE, & SMELLS LIKE…… You will be bound by the OLD LAW of DEATH.

But…. If you can be SPIRITUALLY MINDED and understand that God has fulfilled in us the Righteousness of the law through Christ Jesus, you can access LIFE & PEACE through the NEW LAW of FAITH!

For to be CARNALLY MINDED (bound by your MEMORY that opposes Gods Word) puts you at war with God and positions you where you cannot please Him. Because, it is impossible to please God without faith!

Take a closer look at Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

You have probably heard all your life that this scripture is referring to the indwelling gift of the Holy Spirit being the catalyst that will propel you into a rapture. However, this is not in the context of what Paul is teaching the church at Rome. The subject of this 8th chapter is the Law of SIN & DEATH versus the Law of SPIRIT of LIFE! It is not about a future event! It is about the fulfillment of the RIGHTEOUSNESS of the LAW which brings about the MANIFESTATION of the Sons of God HERE ON THIS EARTH!

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

We are not in debt to the flesh. We don’t owe the flesh anything! We are not slaves to the flesh!

You choose which law you live under!

13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

You must kill the wrong information stored in your memory! That wrong information will produce the deeds of the body that bring death.

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

We are not following the dictates of the old law of sin and death! There’s a NEW LAW IN TOWN and we are led by the Spirit! We take our rightful position and live in our true Identity….as the SONS & DAUGHTERS OF GOD!

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together.
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which SHALL BE REVEALED (to uncover, lay open what has been veiled or covered) in us.
19 For the earnest (anxious and persistent) expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

Now this MANIFESTING OF THE SONS OF GOD is not something that takes place AFTER we escape the evils of this present world. We are more than conquerors Now! Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil! Was He successful? or did He fail? You know the answer! Satan is DEFEATED! 1 John 4:17 (KJV)
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: BECAUSE AS HE IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD. Jesus was the Son of Man as well as the Son of God. He operated on earth as the Son of man but was manifested as the Son of God!

Let’s dig into verses 20 & 21

20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected [the same] in hope,))))

Subject-“Hypotasso”
to arrange under, to subordinate, to subject, put in subjection

Vanity-“Mataiotes”
what is devoid of truth and appropriateness;
perverseness, depravity, frailty, want of vigour.

(NOT) Willingly-“Hekon”
unforced, voluntary, willing
of one’s own will; of one’s own accord.

Now Verses 20-21 expanded

For through the idea of the proprietor-ship of God, the manufacturer of all things created, you and I were made subordinate to perverseness, depravity, and frailty, not of our own will, but through him who hath put us under His designed plan which is resting on the expectation of a good and happy ending or fulfillment of that plan.

For this reason, we His creation will be made free and set at liberty from the slavery of our corruptible, perishable body which is subject to death because of sin, and translated into the splendor and brightness of the true freeborn offspring of God!

You and I were created in such a way that we were vulnerable to sin. Paul said he was sold into sin. He was once a slave of sin. But that’s not where Gods plan ends! He paid the price and bought us out of slavery and also purchased our freedom! We have now been restored to Sons and Daughters of God! When the Body of Christ, the Church, realizes who we are…. All Heaven will break loose on this EARTH! I believe it is happening now with those who are not afraid to go outside the walls of church buildings and the dogma’s of religious structure.

There’s a new law in town!
THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE ****in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the ****LAW OF SIN AND DEATH****.

That’s Good News!
Mike

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FULLY RESTORED THROUGH FAITH

Romans 7:14 (ASV)
For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Paul stated that he was sold under sin. Without Christ you and I are without hope standing in the marketplace of sin, as a slave in bondage. Even after we have acknowledged the redemption of His blood, Satan is continuously trying to get us to return to that marketplace and be sold to the masters of sin.

Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption [for us].

This word “redemption” here comes from the Greek word “lytrosis” which comes from the root word “lytroo” meaning to release on receipt of ransom
to redeem, liberate by payment of ransom.

This Eternal Redemption was the full asking price of a slave.

So if we have been fully redeemed why are so many believers living in bondage?

Much like with the children of Israel, when you reject the revelation of your true identity in Christ, the enemy is able to convince you that slavery and bondage is better than freedom.

Exodus 16:3
And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, [and] when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

This word “Redemption” comes from the Greek word “appolutrosis” meaning the same as lutrosis above, but adding “appo” on the front of it means to RETURN BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL STATE.

Jesus not only paid the highest price to redeem you but he has restored you back to the original state that Adam had before the fall! SINLESS IN THE SIGHT OF GOD!

Jesus entered into the slavemarket to purchase us paying the highest price or the full price for a slave to bring us out of slavery and then return us to full status of freedom!

John 8:36
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

1 Corinthians 7:23
Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

Now, not only are we his own but we have been restored back to that original standing and original state that Adam had before the fall!

Jesus paid the full price of a slave and added the extra price of freedom for the slave. he didn’t just purchase a slave, he wanted to restore you to a SON OF GOD! That’s how you became a joint heir with him!

Galatians 4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Returned to a son of God! The original standing of Adam.

If you have read the entire Bible, you had to get through those dreadful “begats” and this one was the son of…..

Luke 3:38 Which was [the son] of Enos, which was [the son] of Seth, which was [the son] of Adam, which was [the son] of God.

Did you catch it? Adam was the son of GOD!

But how could this be? Jesus was the ONLY begotten son of God the Father?

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only BEGOTTEN Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

ONLY BEGOTTEN-from “monogenes” single, one of a kind. From “ginomai” meaning to arise, appear in history, come upon the stage.

I Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:47
The first man [is] of the earth, earthy: the second man [is] the Lord from heaven.

1 Corinthians 15:49
And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

It’s high time we bear the image of the heavenly here on earth just as Adam did before the fall!

Adam was given dominion over every creeping thing of the earth and he was standing beside Eve when the creeping thing caused all the problems. Adam did not or either refused to fulfill his position of dominion and stop or interrupt that situation that was taking place that ushered in the fall.
We have dominion over our enemy satan. When he comes creeping around you simply resist him “IF” you know who you are!

It is time for us to rise up and understand our true identity in Christ! We have been FULLY RESTORED to that position of dominion and authority on this earth! There are Kingdom benefits that we should be utilizing every day!

This revelation of who you are can only be activated in your life through FAITH. It’s not going to be manifest in your life by any righteous works that you do! It happens when you receive the Word gladly! You just got some “GOSPEL” Good News! Receive it because it is His Word! No No No! You’re NOT a SINNER SAVED BY GRACE! You are Fully Restored through faith!

A son of God,
Mike Manuel

This revelation has been in my spirit for a while. Thankful to Robert Morris for opening it up so beautifully to me through this teaching.

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SEWING UP THE VEIL

Matthew 27:50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

Hebrews 6:19
Which [hope] we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which
entereth into that within the veil;

In this day of religious uncertainty, it is amazing to see how many Christians continue in their hardcore beliefs and reject the light of revelation. I have personally shared revelatory, undeniable, proof from the Word of God with people and watched the lights come on in their spirit! Then…..talk to them about the same things a few days later to find that they had reverted back to their old memory interpretations! It’s like the Holy Spirit edited and updated their files but THEY forgot to hit the SAVE CHANGES button!

Paul was continually addressing these same mindsets in his letters to the early churches.

Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

Or…..did you forget to hit the SAVE BUTTON? Do you think you can just re-stitch the veil and go back to an old covenant mindset and not update your files to the new covenant?

Today, not much has changed! Many are still feeding the programs that “sew up the veil!”

Hebrews 9:3
And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

Note:
VEIL-the name given to the two curtains in the temple at Jerusalem, one of them at the entrance to the temple separated the Holy Place from the outer court, the other veiled the Holy of Holies from the Holy Place.

The Veil was instituted under the law as a separator to keep people who were in the Sin Rollover plan from accessing God personally and accessing the Settlement & Discharge Plan. This was because there was no interceder or intercessor. There was no forgiveness of Sin under the Law.

Matthew 27: 52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

When the Veil was ripped in two at His death, and the graves were opened upon his resurection, we went from the rollover plan, entered the Settlement & Discharge Plan which comes complete with the spillover anointing feature.

You see, the ****Rollover Plan could not relieve you of the weight of sin as pertaining to the conscience. However, the Settlement & Discharge Plan not only removed the weight and conscience sin issue, it engaged Grace which trumps sin and causes a Spillover that caters to the areas where sin congregates!
Romans 5:20b ….But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

It is very likely due to the rocky terrain, that most graves were tombs with the entrances covered. If this is the case, then when Jesus resurrected and His stone was rolled away these tombs that held the dead saints also had their stones rolled back enabling them to walk out of those tombs and appear to many as they walked around in the Holy City! Makes me think of the account in Acts.

Acts 16:26
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.

Looking back at Acts 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the PRISONERS HEARD THEM.

These other prisoners heard Paul & Silas and witnessed the SPILLOVER EFFECT!

Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20 By a NEW and LIVING WAY, which he hath consecrated for us, THROUGH THE VEIL, that is to say, his FLESH;
21 And [having] an high priest over the HOUSE of God;

1. A NEW AND LIVING WAY
2. JESUS FLESH IS NOW THE VEIL
3. JESUS IS NOW THE HIGH PRIEST
4. JESUS IS OVER THE “HOUSE” Greek word “oikos” meaning-the place where one has fixed his residence, one’s settled abode, domicile, OF GOD…..(our heart) Ephesians 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Hebrew 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold fast the profession (objectively: what one professes confesses) of [our] faith without WAVERING; (for he [is] faithful that promised;)

Two insightful words:
1. PROFESSION-what you confess! The Word!
2. (Without) WAVERING-not inclining. Not Leaning to your own understanding!

Hebrews 9:23 [It was] therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with BETTER sacrifices than these.
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, [which are] the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hey folks! You have just received a revelation of Gods Word! You are now responsible to not only ” GLADLY” receive it…..but to understand it!

Matthew 13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth [it] not, then cometh the wicked [one], and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

Click the “SAVE CHANGES” button and go back and study it until it becomes the engrafted Word! Get rid of your religious “SEWING KIT” and receive the benefits of the new covenant! He is on the inside now! You are the church, His habitation! Let Him work in you!

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure.

Blessings!
Mike

***The ROLLOVER PLAN
Hebrews 9:7 But into the second [went] the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and [for] the errors of the people:
8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the WAY into the holiest of all was not yet made MANIFEST, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
9 Which [was] a FIGURE for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that COULD NOT make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
10 [Which stood] only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed [on them] until the time of reformation.
11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption [for us].
13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

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LORDS PRAYER CONFESSION

OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN, SANCTIFIED AND HOLY IS YOUR NAME! IN THE NAME OF JESUS I CONFESS THAT YOUR KINGDOM WHICH IS INSIDE ME THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS COME! I KNOW THAT YOUR WILL IS BEING CARRIED OUT ON THIS EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT WORKING IN ME! SO BECAUSE THERE IS NO SICKNESS, POVERTY, LACK, OR DEFEAT IN HEAVEN….I KNOW THAT YOUR WILL, WHICH IS YOUR WORD, WILL BE PERFORMED HERE ON THIS EARTH! THEREFORE, I WILL PARTAKE OF YOUR PROMISES AND REFUSE TO ALLOW MY IDENTITY TO BE STOLEN! I WILL REFUSE TO LET SICKNESS, POVERTY, LACK, OR DEFEAT OPERATE IN MY LIFE TODAY HERE ON EARTH! I BIND ALL RELIGIOUS FORMS OF SPIRITUAL IDENTITY THEFT IN MY LIFE ON THIS EARTH, AND LOOSE ALL THE GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES OF YOUR KINGDOM IN MY LIFE! I WILL ENJOY MY DAILY BREAD AND WALK IN LOVE. KNOWING YOU HAVE ALREADY FORGIVEN ME OF ALL MY SINS PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE, I AM FORGIVING ALL THOSE WHO ARE INDEBTED TO ME! YOU WILL NOT LEAD ME INTO TEMPTATION BECAUSE YOU SAID IN YOUR WORD YOU TEMPT NO MAN! BUT YOU HAVE DEFEATED SATAN AND SO I AM SUBMITTED TO YOU AND I RESIST HIM AND HE IMMEDIATELY RUNS FOR COVER! I WAS BOUGHT WITH A PRICE AND I BELONG TO YOU! I AM A CHOSEN GENERATION! A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD! A HOLY NATION WITHIN YOUR EVERLASTING KINGDOM. TODAY I WILL SHOW FORTH YOUR PRAISES THROUGH MY ABUNDANT LIFE BECAUSE YOU HAVE CALLED ME OUT OF DARKNESS INTO YOUR MARVELOUS LIGHT!

References that authorize this confession. Luke 11:2-4; James 1:13 & 4:7; 1 Peter 2:9; 2 Peter 1:3,4

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DO YOU KNOW HOW TO FISH?

There is an old Chinese Proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”

I was thinking about this old proverb and its parallel to religious mindsets of our day.
While some Christians enjoy some measure of Kingdom benefits such as the occasional healing, miracle, etc., most agree we’re far from fulfilling the promise in John 14:12
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. (Remember, He healed ALL) Matthew 9:35 (KJV)
And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

We know we are believers, and that Jesus has gone to the Father. So, what are we missing? I believe the answer lies in the mindset that most churches have created in the believer who relies on leadership to be the sole source of their Spiritual navigation. Many show up at church faithfully in the “fish line” to eat the prepared meal(s) served up by the leadership. This mindset is echoed on facebook on those “serving/service” days and seldom ever do you hear how good the Spiritual meal was on those other 5 days in the week. Jesus teachings were challenged for healing on the Sabbath. However, He went against the laws of the day not esteeming one day above another to preach the Good News of the Kingdom. Jesus response to one of His encounters with the religious system of His day is found in Mark 2:27 (ASV)
And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
The implication here is that the institution of this “Day of Rest” was intended for us to enjoy a day of rest and not to be another law to bind and judge us. (Note: this was an ordinance under the old covenant law)

Jesus came and redeemed us from the curse of the law with the goal of giving us daily victory as opposed to the old covenant law that could never produce the peace of a clear conscience. Yet, most Christians are weak and feeble in the knowledge of Gods Word and are starving spiritually on the days they are not assembled in a church building. They get their “fish for that day” and then settle back into life as usual until the next scheduled feed.

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO FISH?

This scripture implies that we should mature in our knowledge of the Word or you could say…not only should we learn to fish, but be teaching others to fish!
Hebrews 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which [be] the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
So this mindset is not a NEW problem!

Jesus chose His first disciples with this core ministry goal. He wanted to convert Fishermen into Fishers of Men!

Mark 1:16 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

This was the same Simon Peter that received the revelation from God the Father that Jesus was the Son of the living God.

I admonish all today to diligently seek Gods Word for yourself! I’m not talking about burying yourself in some religious protocol that measures your spirituality such as works of righteousness. I am talking about forgetting the religious teachings that you received without knowing why you believe them!

Learn how to fish so that you may teach others! Not just teach them where the fish are, but how to find fish……that spiritual food that takes them to the next level of their Christian identity.

Blessings & Abundance to you!
Gone Fishing,
Mike

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