Lion of Judah Worship Center

Soul Prosperity

God provides for all of our needs and desires us to partake of the goodness that he has provided. He made it available. It’s time for us to take him at his word and start walking in that direction. How can we do that? Don’t let anything keep you from soul prosperity! What is soul prosperity? Notice that in the Bible, the Apostle John wrote to a friend about prospering in all things, specifically mentioning health and the soul. When we keep digging up toxic poisons of anger and unforgiveness, the negative emotions even impact our physical health. How can we get on the path to soul prosperity? Listen to this message delivered by Dr. Dowdy on February 25, 2018. Be blessed!

3 John 2 NKJV:
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

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We Have Not Received a Spirit of Bondage

Bondage operates under the sphere of fear. Yet God did not give us a spirit of fear. God does not want his people in bondage! That’s why Jesus came—to restore the life that God previously planned for mankind, before the bondage of sin entered the world. Listen to this message delivered by Dr. Dowdy on February 18, 2018. Be blessed!

Romans 8:15 NKJV:
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”

2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV:
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Romans 6:12–19 NKJV:
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Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.
13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
     15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! 16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? 17 But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. 18 And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. 19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.

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Fight the Good Fight of Faith – C

Today’s message begins with some much-needed clarification about interpretations of 1 Timothy 6:10 and our understanding about the role of money in life. Then the focus turns to faith. We believe God by faith in his word. We then speak that faith which has created images in our spirits of the desired petition.

How do we fight the good fight of faith? What weapons do we have? They are not physical weapons by nature. It’s not intellect or anything we can acquire in the natural. For we fight a spiritual battle. We need to develop a fighting faith, able to withstand the assault of the prince of darkness.

See previous messages with the same title, yet focusing on a different angle, from July 2, 2017 and April 12, 2015.

This message was delivered by Dr. Dowdy on February 11, 2018. Be blessed!

1 Timothy 6:10–12 NKJV:
10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 11 But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

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Does God’s Word Work Today?

It is possible to have confidence in God as Deity, and not have equal confidence in His Word. No matter what arguments the world gives, keep in mind that God is the Lord Almighty—He watches over His word to perform it.

So, does God’s word work today as it did in the past? Why don’t we always see the powers demonstrated in the Bible? God’s plan hasn’t changed. God’s word hasn’t changed. God’s power hasn’t waned. It’s all available today. We need to believe God’s report,  act in faith, and expect God to fulfill His word. Where He finds faith, He still confirms His word.

Listen to this message, delivered by Dr. Dowdy on February 4, 2018, for more encouragement and instruction for living by faith and in the fullness of God. Be blessed!

Hebrews 4:1–3 NKJV:
Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:
“So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest,’”
although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

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Receiving from God

How do we receive from God? Many times, we have heard God’s word, and stepped out in faith, but when circumstances, situations, and adversity arose, we took our eyes off Jesus, until fear replaced faith. We invite you to listen to this message delivered by Dr. Dowdy on January 28, 2018, highlighting God’s word from 1 John 5:14, which tells us that the key to receiving from God is asking according to His will.

14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
—1 John 5:14–15 NKJV

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When You Pray, Believe! Part 2

Welcome to part II of our message “When You Pray Believe.” Our scriptural text is Mark 11:24,“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Seems odd that we would need that reminder, right? But let us look at some facts: we are acutely aware of the fact that not every member of the body of Christ are able to get a prayer through. Why is that? Last week we shared from Hebrews 11:6, “…without faith it is impossible to please God…” And also Hebrews 4:4, “…the word they heard did not prosper them, not being mixed with faith…”

The Word of God is complete; it is not compartmentalized into various segments. God warned the prophet Ezekiel about the elders coming with idols in their hearts, yet seeking a Word from the Prophet (Ezek. 14: 1-3). And the parable of Jesus on the soil types of four hearts. All of these conditions affect our ability to trust God in our hearts. You see, to believe translates to trust, and trust is comprised of faith molecules. All of this takes place in the hidden man of the heart, the inner man, and our re-born spirits is where God searches for trust/faith. This can lead to our lips and our hearts releasing a different message, faith on our lips, and fear/doubt in our spirits will quench God’s ability to confirm the words we just prayed, because that condition produces double-mindedness (see James 1:8). Double-mindedness means we are wavering back and forth; there is no steadfastness, no cementing our will to His Word.

Do you remember in the Book of Genesis, how it says the serpent was more subtle/cunning, and that he used that power to add doubt to the mixture? We have failed to believe that we also walk in deceptions that dilute our faith.
What are some of those faith diluters? “God is not doing that anymore.” Now the Word says: “For I am the LORD, I change not…” (Mal. 3:6). Another faith diluter: “Well you know God answers three ways. He says yes, no, or wait awhile.” However the Word says in I John 5:14, “This is the assurance that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” Where do we find His will, it is His Word. As we peruse the gospels we hear Jesus who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed by the devil (Acts 10:38). If you are desirous of a more personal directive, remember James 1:5 or I John 5:15. “And if we know that He hears us, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” Ps. 89:34 states: “My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of my lips.” Those are powerful words that has more potential than a nuclear bomb. It is the transforming power of faith that changes the intangible into the tangible. When we pray it produces a finished image of the change we are requesting. We are to hold on to that image until the full manifestation is received in the physical realm.

WHEN YOU PRAY, BELIEVE….

We invite you to listen to this message delivered by Dr. Dowdy on January 21, 2018, highlighting God’s word from Mark 11:24.

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When You Pray, Believe! Part 1

Faith that renders fig trees lifeless and moves mountainous obstacles will cure cancer, it will destroy the effects of poverty and lack, and it will speak to circumstances and situations that arise to destroy us. We invite you to listen to this message delivered by Dr. Dowdy on January 7, 2018, highlighting God’s word from Mark 11:24.

Mark 11:24 NKJV:
“Therefore I say to you, whatever thing you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”

Visit us on Facebook, on Twitter @PastorEliz, and our website lojworshipcenter.org. Email Pastor Eliz Dowdy at revelizcd@gmail.com

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