Pastor Monty

Nov 5, 2017

THE WORD

In the beginning, God created the entire world that we both know and are still discovering, by His spoken Word.  John 1:1-3, “In the beginning was The Word, and The Word was with God and The Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by Him (The Word), and without Him (The Word) nothing was made that was made.” Not only was the world created by His Word but is upheld and maintained by His Word – Hebrews 1: 2-3, “In these last days, God has spoken to us through His Son (The Word), whom He has appointed heir of all things, by whom He created the worlds. Who being the brightness of His Glory and the express image of His person (substance), upholds all things by the power of His Word” We have no problem believing that when God speaks, His Word creates and things are caused to be and to work.  But God wants to work through us the way He did through Jesus – with His Word spoken and declared with faith producing the expected result.  Our words are to become His Words and are to carry the same power – I Peter 4:11, “If anyone speaks, let him speak the very oracles of God, if anyone ministers let him do it with the ability (power) that God supplies, that in all things God will be glorified…” Go to the amazing story in Matthew 21:19-21, “And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing but leaves, and He said to it, ‘Let no fruit grow on you forever”, and immediately the fig tree withered away. And when the disciples saw it they marveled saying, ‘How did this fig tree wither so soon?’ Jesus said to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and doubt not, you will not only do what was done  to this fig tree but if you say to this mountain, be thou removed and cast into the sea, it would be done (it would have to obey your words).”

God’s Word is the greatest substance in the world,

and when we take His Word and come into agreement with that Word in our words, and then our words carry the same creative power as His Words do. This may seem unbelievable, but it’s the Word of God, it is true and all we have to do is just believe!

 

Oct 22, 2017

HEALING

Last week I spoke on healing and we established that if we are going to experience healing we must base our belief on the Word of God and everything Jesus did at the whipping stake, the crucifixion stake, and death/hell. Psalms 103:1-5 describes all the benefits God has given us including forgiving all our sins and healing all our sicknesses. Isaiah 53:4-5 spells out this plan of God to forgive all our sin and heal all our sicknesses, and then in Matthew 8:14-17 Jesus went about healing all that were sick in order to fulfill the Word in Isaiah 53:4-5.  Then in I Peter 2:24, we see that “by His stripes we were (past tense) healed”. I was walking down a quiet country path and the Holy Spirit spoke into my spirit, “Healing is simple, we make it complicated”. It’s simple if we just believe His Word, it’s complicated if we start thinking that we’ve somehow done so much good that we deserve healing or fear gets in and messes with our faith and confidence in His Word, or false teaching in our past blocks our ability to simply receive. One of the greatest errors is in thinking that God is still determining whether or not He will heal us. We even pray asking for Him to heal us instead of just receiving the healing already given to us. Two weeks ago God said we should never sing or say “It is well with my soul” when that means you are accepting of a disease or sickness He took 39 stripes on His back to bring healing to us. He said that is dishonoring His blood sacrifice. He said we should sing or say, “It is well with my soul” when we are referring to the battle that we know leads to victory and healing.  The battle is never too much for us with His anointing, with the fact that He’s already won this battle – we are more than conquerors! Praise God!!! You are already healed and Jesus is not withholding healing from you, so just receive.  Use Mark 11:22-24, and speak to your mountain, don’t talk about it, but speak directly to it and it will have to obey you if you believe and doubt not.  We are winning this battle over sickness and healing is ours in our covenant with God and in the atonement. Believe it and receive it!