Monday, July 28, 2008

Who will rise to the next level?

Daniel 1:8 (NLT)

But Daniel made up his mind not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief official for permission to eat other things instead.

***We need “Daniels” today – men and women who have convictions and the courage to stand for them even when it’s unpopular. God is looking for someone who is willing to rise to the next level – this level means that one must be ready and willing to allow God to have total control of their lives.

***I often quote

Mark 16:15 – 18 (NLT)

15. And then he told them, "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere.

16. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.

17. These signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak new languages.

18. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won't hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick and heal them."

***This is the place where FAITH is shown most… Every place JESUS arrived people were physically healed.

Matthew 8:2 (NLT)

Suddenly, a man with leprosy approached Jesus. He knelt before him, worshiping... "Lord," the man said, "if you want to, you can make me well again."

Matthew 8:3 (NLT)

Jesus touched him. "I want to," he said. "Be healed!" And instantly the leprosy disappeared.

Matthew 8:4 (NLT)

Then Jesus said to him, "Go right over to the priest and let him examine you. Don't talk to anyone along the way. Take along the offering required in the Law of Moses for those who have been healed of leprosy, so everyone will have proof of your healing."

Matthew 8:5 (NLT)

When Jesus arrived in Capernaum, a Roman officer came and pleaded with him,

Matthew 8:6 (NLT)

"Lord, my young servant lies in bed, paralyzed and racked with pain."

Matthew 8:7 (NLT)

Jesus said, "I will come and heal him."

Matthew 8:8 (NLT)

Then the officer said, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed!

Matthew 8:9 (NLT)

I know, because I am under the authority of my superior officers and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, `Go,' and they go, or `Come,' and they come. And if I say to my slaves, `Do this or that,' they do it."

Matthew 8:10 (NLT)

When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd, he said, "I tell you the truth, I haven't seen faith like this in all the land of Israel!

***All who call on the name of JESUS should desire to do what He did while walking the earth.

John 14:12 (NLT)

"The truth is, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.

John 14:13 (NLT)

You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, because the work of the Son brings glory to the Father.

John 14:14 (NLT)

Yes, ask anything in my name, and I will do it!

John 14:15 (NLT)

"If you love me, obey my commandments.

***Can our GOD count on you? If God gave you a mission today will you execute it? I have some news for all Christians - GOD has given each of us a mission, it’s just we fail to execute. We can’t grow in the things of GOD until we get close enough to HIM to receive orders from HIM.