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Who I am in Christ

By on Jun 29, 2014 in Carl Bohn | 0 comments

Humble Yourself Beneath the Mighty Hand of God. I desire to challenge you to consider this definition: To Be Humble: To agree with another what that person says about you. To often, though, humility is misconstrued as becoming subservient to another. In the Grace of God, when He directs us to be humble, that humility is not debasing, embarrassing or depredating. As much as Father God detests the proud and haughty – based on their own measure – Father God desires you to walk proud in Him. He greatest desire is for you to be everything He created you to be. The following list is one that was given to me very early in my Christian walk. Because of childhood issues, it was very difficult for me to receive from God all these good things HE was asking me to accept about myself – and, only because He called these attributes to be even though they had not come to fruition. Perhaps the greatest revelation that convinced me of Father God’s desire for me to humble myself before Him was to come to understand that Jesus, the Christ, sits at the right hand of Father God as a human being – as in flesh and bones – not some ethereal being. Now, it makes sense Jesus would care for me the way His word says He does; now it makes sense why Father God desires to lavishly bless us and love us without restraint. Additionally, as we become aware of the Jewish sin sacrifice, we learn that when the “sinner” desired atonement he would bring his perfect lamb to the High Priest of the temple. The High Priest did not judge the “sinner”, he knew why he was there; the High Priest examined the lamb to be sure it met the standard to be used as the sacrifice to atone the “sinners” sins. In this same manner Jesus, the Christ (THE BLESSING) is our perfect sacrifice before Father God. HE considered the sacrifice and counted Jesus worthy not to merely atone for our sins, but more importantly remit our sins. WHO I AM IN CHRIST JOHN 1:12 I AM GOD’S CHILD JOHN 15:15 I AM CHRIST’S FRIEND ROMANS 5:1...

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From Adam to Noah

By on Jun 29, 2014 in Carl Bohn | 0 comments

From Adam to Noah 1) Adam – lived 930 years a) Cain i) Enoch (1) Irad (a) Mehujael (i) Methusael 1. Lamech a. Wife – Adah i. Jabal – Dwell in tents and cattle ii. Jabul – Harp and organ b. Wife – Zillah i. Tubalcain – Brass and Iron ii. Naamah – sister b) Abel – murdered by Cain c) @ 130 – Seth – replace Abel – lived 807 years i) @ 105 – Enos – lived 815 years (1) @ 90 – Cainan – Lived 910 years (a) @70 – Mahalaleel – Lived 895 years (i) @65 – Jared – Lived 962 Years 1. @162 – Enoch – Lived 365 years then God took him (latter day prophet #1) a. @65 – Methuselah – Lived 969 years i. @187 – Lamech – Lived 777 years 1) @ 182 – Noah a. @500 – Shem, Ham, Japeth 1) Ten generations from Adam to Noah a) Adam b) 130 c) Seth d) 105 e) Enos f) 90 g) Cainan h) 70 i) Mahalaleel j) 65 k) Jared l) 162 m) Enoch n) 65 o) Methuselah p) 187 q) Lamech r) 182 s) Noah t) 500 u) To the flood v) 98 w) 10 generations x) =SUM(ABOVE) 1654 2) Noah begat sons 98 years before Flood 3) Noah commanded to build the ark 120 years before flood 4) 1656 years from Expulsion to Flood 5) God was grieved He made man ON EARTH a) Not that He made man at all b) God can not destroy His creation 6) Sons of God – fallen angels a) Knew daughters of men b) All manner of malformed creature i) Cyclops ii) Medusa iii) The mythical creatures of Egypt, Greece, Rome, etc 7) Man seeking god or godhood a) Demonstrate power i) Huge fires b) Ground was supple c) Dry ground built on honeycomb of water cells i) Fires dried out ground ii) Caused cracks in ground iii) Opened fountains of the deep d) No clouds – no rain i) Fires put soot in air ii) Soot collected water vapor iii) Formed clouds iv) Begins the 40 day rain From Noah to Moses 1) Noah a) Ham – Cannanites – Cursed to...

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This do in Rememberance of Me

By on Jun 27, 2014 in Carl Bohn | 0 comments

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

By on Jun 27, 2014 in Carl Bohn | 0 comments

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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How Far does our Authority Go?

By on Jun 9, 2014 in Carl Bohn | 0 comments

As we read the Creation account in Genesis chapters 1 and 2, we find that man (Adam) was given great authority, albeit with one significant difference than we have available to us today as Christians.  In the garden, Adam was given one external law – don’t eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil; whereas to day, the law the believer obeys today is the law of Love – an internal law written on the heart of the believer. Following the order of creation, the next day of creation could not have been ordered until all previous days were completed.  That is, before the what was created on the sixth day, days one through five of creation had to happen and in the order they happened.   We see that creation is layered in that on day one God (The Word – Jesus) declared, “Light BE!”  that day of creation is the basement or foundation of all creation then the remaining five days of creation were built upon that foundation in a logical order; much like one would build a home: The foundation, the exterior wall framing, the interior wall framing, the, roof framing, the doors and windows, the exterior finishing, the roofing, the interior finishing until the house is completed for occupancy. In similar fashion, as the homeowner has complete authority within his own home, so did Adam and the woman (she wasn’t given a name until after the Fall) had complete authority over the six days of creation.  That God breathed into Adam and made him another speaking spirit to be equal with God gave Adam that complete authority. As we study the ministry life of Jesus we must understand he operated as a man in our environment.  That being so, He did exercise the complete authority of God within him.  Those of us with any kind of exposure to the life of Jesus, the Christ can and will readily acknowledge the He healed the sick, raised the dead, walked on water, calmed the seas, turned water into wine, fed the multitudes on several occasions.  But, was he limited to these realms? No! Read Joshua 10:13  “And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies....

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