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BikesforBirthdays Outreach: A Community Outreach

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Spiritual Warfare In The Modern Church

Joseph and Potiphar's wife Gen. 39:14, Samson and Delilah Judges 16:4-21 and Jezebel and Ahab 1 Kings 16:30. What do these three Old Testament love stories have in common? Each presents The Church with a powerful familiar spirit, a demon, working in the lives of women against the order established by Almighty God. The spirit of Potiphar's wife is the scorned spirit, the rejected lying adulterous spirit, that utterly destroys innocent lives and moves on as if nothing has happened. We all know the story. A wife so taken by the handsome young house-boy that she will have him in her husband's bed. When he rejects her advances she lies and says he tried to rape her. Her husband has him put in prison where he is all but forgotten until God intervenes.
Then there is Samson and Delilah. Delilah in Hebrew means weak. Yet she causes the destruction of the most powerful man who had ever lived. Delilah's is a seducing, nagging, you don't love me because you don't respect me enough to tell me your innermost secrets spirit. After Samson's secret of the honey is revealed he tells the Philistines that they would never have guessed the correct answer if they had not known his "heifer" intimately. Then there is Ahab a weak King of Israel that marries Jezebel, the daughter of a high priest of Baal, for political reasons. She is inhabited by the most vicious spirit of all. A dominating, controlling, murdering spirit that hates Gods' order and those who serve God. These spirits are called "ruler spirits".

Ruler spirits are those that appear as strong women. Notice I say appear. Because truly strong women in Christ don't have a problem with men taking the lead in their families. The characteristics of ruler spirits are basically the same. Whether in the home,The Church or the work place. Does something as impersonal as a t.v. program easily escalate into a disagreement that's not an argument but with obvious tension to get a point across a flash point? Do you have days or weeks where you rarely have a civil conversation but the phone rings and the conversation is light. You reprimand the kids and she (it) "reprimands" you in front of them. What about your "church"? Are women controlling your church? Most Modern Churches are men deficient and for good reasons. In the coming weeks we will explore, research and eventually offer real solutions to destroy all "ruler spirits". By the Power of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we declare victory in Jesus name Amen...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Community Outreach: BikesforBirthdays

BikesforBirthdays has been active in the Atlanta Georgia Metro area for a few years. We give bikes to kids (with parental permission)whose parents cannot afford to buy one.Last year we were contacted by DFACS (Department of Family and Children Services)to take part in their annual Christmas program. We were able to bless two kids with bikes. We have also given bikes to a local organization of grandparents that are raising their grandchildren. Individuals are welcome. We just need a month in advance on orders. Visit us at http://squidoo.com/BikesforBirthdays or leave a donation. Thanks and God Bless...

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Cost To Follow Christ

Sacrifice, obedience, committment. Luke 9:14. Becoming a slave to righteousness. Romans 6:18 I say or write nothing here based own what I think or my opinion. I have not posted because I have been studying to show myself approved. In the coming weeks, months, however The Holy Spirit directs I will list some points of interest serious disciples can latch onto to clarify focus, and motivate new and different directions. A study of Matthew 18:15-16 is witness to what Jesus expects from His Church. We are to pray for and allow Holy Spirit to focus our attention away from ourself. Even our best can sometimes end up as prideful religious exercises. Like that homeless person you just brought home for a bath and a meal, then took him/her to the bus or train station enroute to a better life, that you so unselfishly paid for. But, you told others what you had done so that they might see your lead and jumpstart their own ministry quests. But were your motives pure. This scenario recently played out in my life. After about a week and out of more than $150 the drug addict turned up once again to test my Christian heart. You don't learn to walk on water from inside the boat. And whenever we take our eyes off Jesus we begin to sink, but Jesus will not allow us to perish but learn. We do serve an Awesome God A mighty Savour. Email or drop a comment. Your input is necessary for the Church Body. Check out Disciples' Corner as well as all the connections in the sidebar. Continued Blessings in in the Mighty and Awesome name Jesus Amen...