Harvest Roundup ’21, Part 2
This Message is based upon the visitation of Jehovah [The Self-Existent One] to Gideon, who was threshing wheat in a wine press. Now, a wine press was a square or circular pit that had been carved in the rock to crush grapes (Isa.16:10, Jere.48:33); wheat was usually threshed in an open floor area so the wind could carry the chaff away through a process called winnowing.
So we begin to get an idea of the desperate situation the Israelites were in, because they left the Living God, the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob to worship other gods, notably Baal, the chief god of the Canaanites. They had been given into the hand of their enemies for seven years. The Midianites were descendants of Abraham by his second wife Keturah.
Yet the LORD heard their cry for help, and sent a prophet, before He visited Gideon. The Lord is Peace! Their situation was not one that was filled with peace, they had been driven out of their homes and lived in caves and dens in the mountains. Why the God of peace? A peaceful mind is necessary for receiving from God’s Spirit. Abnormal mindsets include wandering, wondering, confusion, critical, suspicious, and judgmental; these are not in alignment with God’s plan and purpose for us as believers.
How do we get our mind/heart from a place filled with the nature of satan (Matt. 15:18-20, Mark 7:15-23)? These devices in the heart means an absence of peace, and ears that are deaf to God’s Spirit. We must spend time planting the Word of the living God in our spirits. It is when our hearts are filled with the Word of the Living God that it becomes the sword of the spirit when spoken from our mouths.
Pastor shared some instances where the Word of the living God has restored life after near death situations, to verify that God’s Word works on our behalf today, just as it did for Old Testament peoples who cried out to Him based upon His Word and promises to them.
We are the redeemed, which means that before the foundation of the world, God Almighty had ordained healing, deliverance, provision, and protection for those who believe in Him, and seek His face.
Let us change our residence to a place where the environment is filled with the peace of God Almighty, because we have spoken peace be still to everything that came to steal, kill and destroy.
Peace! Believe it, receive it!
Listen now: The service has been separated into three parts, like a delectable meal prepared specially for you. Be blessed!
Healing and Deliverance
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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