PROMISED LAND ATTITUDE, PART 1
We are preparing for the promised land. And not only that, we are going to find out just what our promised land is. Guess what? Our promised land is not heaven. We have looked forward to heaven as the promised land. But when Jesus came to deliver us, he delivered us unto a new way of life, which takes place here. God’s rest is a place or state where God rules over His creation. There we are free from the chaos and disorder brought on by sin and rebellion. We rest from our works of trying to bring our lives under control. It is not denying the truth. Rather, it is in praying God’s will, knowing that He hears us, and our confidence is in Him. Entering in God’s rest is rising above the storms of life. It means we cease from our labor and rest in the Lord. How do we reach that place? It’s not a separate land. It is a land within a land. For more insight, listen to this message delivered by Dr. Dowdy on January 10, 2021.
9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. 11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.
Special Scriptures: The service has been separated into three parts. We encourage you to feast on this three course meal!
Foundation Scripture for LOJWC Ministry:
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:23
What We Believe:
We believe in God, the Father, Almighty, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day he rose again according to Scripture. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God-head, who revealed himself on the day of Pentecost. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and their continuous operation in the body of Christ. And we believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Amen.
We conduct spiritual warfare. It begins with us as we speak God’s word and speak to our bodies, minds, and emotions. Therefore we make a faith confession which says: “Satan, in the Name of Jesus, I declare this body a sickness-disease-free zone. Every germ, virus, bacterium, etc., that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus, who bore my sicknesses, carried my diseases, and by whose stripes I have been healed. Therefore I command life into every cell in this body, I receive healing for my emotions from every past embedded hurtful, fearful memory. I speak active deliverance from the law of sin and death, according to the finished works of Jesus the Christ, the anointed and His anointing.”
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