Matthew 12: 1-21 Law of the Sabbath - no work at all?? ( Exodus 35, Exodus 31:12-17, Numbers 15: 32-36). Quite explicit and harsh Kind of an impossible law to keep. How else were they to eat? The law was a school master to show us our need for a Saviour...Galatians 3:24 ...the free gift … Continue reading Matthew 12:1-21: Proclaiming Justice = Spreading the Gospel?! The Model Servant Blueprint? Mercy Trumps Sacrifice. Law fulfilled by Grace.
Matthew 11 Jesus Christ the Messiah - a fulfillment of the law and the prophecy of the prophets - Greater than the law and greater than the prophets. - Came with Grace and Truth. His Truth ( even the hard / harsh truth... Such as the wages of sin is death... ) is revealed to us with Grace, … Continue reading Matthew 11: A new covenant encounter with Jesus? Whose fruit do I bear? Fruit of the Kingdom?? Carrying Unnecessary Burdens?
LFM – Holy Spirit Anointing September 11, 2016 Mark 9 A revelation of the Righteousness of God (represented by the dazzling white) in Christ Jesus was manifested at the mountain of transfiguration. Jesus is the fulfilment of the Law (Moses) and the prophets (Elijah). Only Jesus remained. Romans 3: 21-22 (NIV) 21 But now apart … Continue reading LFM – 2016 Sept 11: Holy Spirit Anointing
Matthew 9:18-26 Synagogue leader's dead daughter. Woman with the issue of blood. Faith without works ( of faith - the action confirming that we indeed have faith) is dead ( James 2:17) Synagogue leader comes and humbles himself before Jesus for his dead daughter's sake. Faith act/works - >> Jesus please come and lay your … Continue reading Matthew 9:18-26 >> Do I prophesy Life or Death into my situations? Do I limit God by my level of Faith?
Matthew 9:1-8 Paralysed man on a mat brought by his friends. Jesus saw their friends faith and first released him from the paralysis of sin [ setting the captives free ( Luke 4:18) ]. Is my walk in this life paralysed by sin? Jesus forgave the mans sin then told him to -- stand up, … Continue reading Matthew 9:1-8 > Power of – By Faith through Amazing Grace. Released from the paralysis of sin.
Matthew 8 How many of us just follow Jesus ( doing church as routine) and never encounter Jesus ( His Power and Glory) ? We need to approach Jesus like the man with leprosy ( unclean, with sin) and ask for.... Cleansing from sin, healing from disease, provision for food, rent... Jesus is always willing … Continue reading Matthew 8: The demoniac within! Jesus wants our dirt! Just as I am! Carrying the enemy’s possessions?
Matthew 5 The Christian Attitude.... Living a life full of blessings... T&C Apply What should the Attitude of a Christian Be to ensure that they live a life full of God's Blessings? How much of it do I reflect? Positive / Godly / Jesus Attitude >>> Greater Altitude... Closer to God. And Jesus began to … Continue reading Matthew 5: Want Blessings! T&C Apply! The Christian Attitude that determines Altitude?
Acts 7 We shall overcome by the Word of our testimony and the Blood of the Lamb. (Revelation 12:11) We are called to leave the land we were born into and go to the land God has prepared for us - leave the world and things of the world for spiritual things. The flesh and … Continue reading Acts 7 – Power of the Cross (LOVE)releases Mercy, Activates Grace. Overcoming bitterness, unforgiveness…
Ezra 7 Ezra a descendant of Aaron the high priest - rebuilding / restoring of the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem. Jesus, our great High Priest - restoring our Temple unto the Lord in our hearts? Ezra well versed in the law. Jesus fulfilled all of the Law. We need to make a journey … Continue reading Ezra 7 – If the Great High Priest is For me…Amazing Grace – Restoration, Power & Authority