March 2007

March 18, 2007

INTRODUCTION – Our theme this year is ?? “Ruling and Reigning with Christ”

How that came about – New Years day – meditating on Gen. ch. 1:26 “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky, etc.” vs. 28 “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky..etc.”

Why I now realize the Lord wanted this to be our theme – – because He has called us to be an army of overcomers. When the apostle Paul says in his letter to the Ephesians that Jesus Christ intends to present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless” – – one of the ways He intends for His church to shine and stand apart from the world is that she will be rid of blaming, complaining, and victimization. In other words, this people called the church will be a people who have learned to overcome adversity, trying circumstances, setbacks, parental neglect and abuse, offense, failure, financial lack, former bondages, injustice, and every other thing the enemy has used to convince us that we have a right to say and to think that it will always be this way, this is just the way I am, this is just the way my husband is, this is just the way teenagers are, and thus I cannot do what God has called me to do – or be what God has called me to be. I can’t change things. I just need to accept my lot. Continue reading Resisting the Devil III – Matt. 4:8-11

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