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This do in Rememberance of Me

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This do in Remembrance of Me., Teaching note for Sunday 10/16/2011 . October 15, 2011 at 7:47pm When we “take” communion most of us still just go through the motions. We do the same with the tithe. And, usually nothing happens. Why? Because we do not reckon the Word correctly. Jesus says “do this in remembrance of me”. As you study that phrase you will find it means “REMIND ME OF MY LOVE COVENENT WITH YOU.” Abraham used that phrase; Moses used that phrase, Job did and we see the same phrase used in Mal 3:10-11. So in the communion we remind Father that the body of Jesus was broken for our healing; We remind Father that the blood of Jesus was shed for the remission of our sins. In like fashion we must tithe with the same sense of reminding. As we tithe we remind Father to open the windows of Heaven. This is the Blessing, this is grace. Now, the challenge to each of us to dust off all the rites of the church, even being born again and reckon then as a memorial to remind Father of His covenant Love for each of us; that in obeying (following) the steps of Jesus Father IS reminded to bless us. Finally, to tweak the western mindset a bit, the rod and staff of David ARE tools of Grace to the sheep. The rod was used to beat off the enemy not to beat the sheep. The staff was used to rescue the sheep not to strangle them. Father God does the same for us. His rod to beat the devil, the staff to keep us from harms way. Father God so much desired to bless us; let Him, stand in receivership of His Blessing; Remind Him. In further discussion, tithing has been a spiritual football, at least for me. Throughout Paul’s epistles, he never specifically addresses the tithe. But, does that mean it is past as the Law has been completed and now past? No. In fact Paul does go beyond the tithe. He instructs us to present ourselves a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable, which is our reasonable service. With this , we enter a new realm...

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Prophets: Old and New Testament

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I am going to spend some time now to dissertate on prophets in the church today. First, most who call themselves a “prophet of God” are in fact charlatans. Much in the same manner that many people who call themselves a pastor have absolutely no business behind a pulpit or on “the platform.” Let me elaborate: first those who call “themselves” a pastor are more likely taking up the clothe because they can’t find anyone who will hire them for any other line of work usually because of some character flaw that basically makes them unemployable. So becoming a pastor is often a form of acceptable panhandling. Also, there are many good people in ministry who have presumed to be a pastor who indeed are not anything close to a pastor; many of those are instead teachers which can be a pulpit ministry but not to be regarded as a pastor. They are very hard to sit under since their pastoral duties are often just another teaching lesson and not even close to pastoring. The issue of prophets in the church is a bit more disconcerting. Most of those who call themselves a prophet model their ministry after the prophets of the old testament and more often with the ministry of Isaiah, Elijah and Elias. Few will model their ministry after the prophet John, the cousin of Jesus. All of these modern church prophets who so model their ministry have one major and ministry ending flaw: they all lack GRACE. Simply put, they prophecy “do good, get good; do bad, get bad.” Their prophecies are performance based and more often than not steeped in condemnation. The other end of such prophecy ministries is to “prophecy” in such a way that the victim is manipulated into self-fulfillment of the so-called prophecy. This is really no more than witchcraft wrapped in some Bible verses to complete the deception not of only the victim but also the “prophet” Let’s consider the new testament prophet in light of scripture. First, an authentic modern day prophet is not going to prophecy gloom and doom. To do so would be contrary to GRACE. A new testament prophecy is going to operate in GRACE, never with...

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