MinistrEmail May 2018 – All You Need Is Love, But What is LOVE?

All You Need Is Love! But What is Love?

1 John 4:7-8 (NKJV) Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

Dear Friends and Partners,

Like many people reading this MinistrEmail, I recently watched the Royal wedding. For me it was not the major wedding of the year, that will be coming up in October when my baby girl (26) is married to an amazing man of God. This will be a union of heavenly proportions, Royal in its nature by Divine mandate. Well, I may be a little biased on its importance, but that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!

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MinistrEmail December 2017 – Peace On Earth!

Peace on Earth!

Isaiah 6:8 (NKJV)
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”  

Dear Friends and Partners

When you hear the statement “peace on earth” what do you think? No more war? No more suffering? Well, these things would certainly be a manifestation of peace, but there is so much more. The problem with only seeing peace as the absence of something, i.e. the absence of war, is that we miss what peace adds!

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David Welsh – Special Guest Minister – Sunday October 22nd

 

 

David Welsh is the Australasian Director of Kenneth Copeland Ministries and comes to us as a long time friend of Living House Family Church.

David has profound revelation insight into the heart of the Father and the application of His Love in our lives. He always brings a word in season, so come and be expectant to hear from God!

MinistrEmail July 2017 – Here Am I! Send Me

Here Am I! Send Me

Isaiah 6:8 (NKJV)
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”  

Isaiah chapter 6 and verse 8 shows a beautiful interaction between God and a willing heart. When the Lord asks, “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?”, it is not that He is indecisive, or vague about the future calling and destiny of anyone. It’s not that He doesn’t know how this is going to turn out. This simply shows the trust and hope that God Himself puts in our response, in our YES!

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MinistrEmail June 2017 – The Strength and Glory of Joy!

The Strength and Glory of Joy!

1 Peter 1:8 (NKJV) whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory

Dear friends and partners,

Even in the midst of pressures in life, the tests and temptations that press hard about, in the intense time prior to the Lord catching us away, we can see that by faith, we rejoice with a joy that is beyond natural words and contains the glory of God

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MinistrEmail May 2017 – It’s The Real Thing!

It’s The Real Thing!

2 Timothy 3:5(NKJV) having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

Dear friends and partners,

Is there something in your heart that keeps crying out “there has to be more than this.”? Well you are not alone, my heart cries the same thing, and I am hungry to not simply read of miracles, or glory, but to walk in them daily. I am not satisfied with brass, I desire Gold! Walk with me through this study and let your heart stir for “the real thing”.

 

 

 

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MinistrEmail April 2017 -Grace For Your Call

 

Grace For Your Call

Ephesians 4:4-7  There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling;  5  one Lord, one faith, one baptism;  6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 7  But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.  

Dear friends and partners,

The Book of Ephesians is one of the most specific books for our time right now as a Church. Of course the whole Bible is just as relevant in every way, and applicable with all of the principles and promises, however, Ephesians is so specific in regards to the church age now, that we must give it special attention in these days.

I have been preaching through Ephesians chapter 4 at Living House Family Church, and I would like to share with you some powerful truth about the grace that is available to you by faith for your calling and walk in God.

Let’s begin reading together;

 

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MinistrEmail FEBRUARY 2017 -Walking Worthy of Your Calling

 

Walking Worthy of Your Calling

“There is a pre-destined path written in the books of heaven for us, however, we have to agree to walk out this path on the Earth. When we begin to understand our high calling, we must receive the grace to walk worthy of that calling, in conduct, in application, and in consecration to it.”

Dear friends and partners,

Every one of us is called with a high calling form God, and every one of us has grace provided to walk out this calling. Read with me these three scriptures and as you do pay special attention to the phrase “walk worthy”;

Ephesians 4:1 (NKJV)  I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,

 

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MinistrEmail January 2017 -Walking On Your Destiny

 

Walking on Your Destiny

As we begin this new year, I have been hearing the Lord clearly exhort me and I believe those who receive this ministry to run the race that is clearly set before us. We MUST NOT be distracted, held back, nor sidelined. In this MinistrEmail, I believe the Lord would encourage you that He is personally committed to bring to pass the things that He has planned for you. Study with me. Take time over this. And with all your faith, speak over this year the substance of what the Lord has purposed!

Let’s begin together in the Psalms;

Psalms 138:8 (NKJV)  The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

Psalms 138:8 (NLT)  The LORD will work out His plans for my life—for Your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for You made me.

I want to encourage you today in some eternal truth. Truth that never fades, and truth that never fails, because it is truth born of the One Who is Love. That truth is that there is a perfect plan for you. A plan that the Lord Himself is committed to perfect.

Every one of us has a perfect plan that we have the choice to walk in.

In Jeremiah 29:11, a verse known very well by many Christians, we see a very comforting Word. In context The Lord was encouraging Israel who had been led away captive, and it would be 70 years where they would be in that state. However, the Lord wanted them to know that it would not stay that way, that His plan would be outworked in their lives.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11 (AMPC)  For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

There is a final outcome, and there is a life-path for each one of us.

Psalm 25:4-5 (TPT) Lord, direct me throughout my journey,

So I can experience your plans for my life.

Reveal the life-paths that are pleasing to you.

5 Escort me along the way, take me by the hand and teach me,

For you are the God of my increasing salvation;

I have wrapped my heart into yours!

For the Christian, we know that Jesus is the Way!

Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV)  looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

It is Jesus Who has authored and Who is committed to bring to perfection, to completion, this perfect plan for you. It is Jesus, Who outworked a plan so perfect Himself, that it would restore perfection to every one who would receive Him.

Hebrews 5:9 (NKJV)  And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,

What are Jesus credentials for being the Author of eternal salvation to everyone who would receive Him? He was, and is the very Word that created everything to begin with!

Genesis 1:1 (NKJV)  In the beginning God (את) created the heavens and the earth.

Now inserted into this verse is a very powerful truth. It is a The Truth, The Way and The Life to be exact. In the Hebrew reading of this verse there is a word that is not translated.

את אלהים  ברא בראשׁית  Genesis 1:1

הארץ׃  ואת השׁמים

The word I have put in bold and underlined is not translated into English because this word doesn’t have an English meaning. The closest explanation for the word is that it points to the definite object!

The Book of Ephesians and Colossians say that the Gospel is a mystery hidden, not from us, but for us.

Colossians 1:26 (NKJV)  the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.

So what is the mystery? To answer this we go to the Gospel of John.

John 1:1-5 (NKJV)  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  2  He was in the beginning with God.  3  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  4  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.  5  And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

Now consider for a minute that the Apostle John grew up learning the Hebrew scriptures, in Hebrew. He knew them very well. The first word of the books of the Torah is the name of the book. Doesn’t it seem very presumptuous then that John would begin his Gospel account with the same word? Unless he did that on purpose because he was beginning the account with a commentary and explanation of a mystery revealed. John explains that “in the beginning was the Word” What Word? He goes on, “and the Word was with God…” Ahhh the Word that is with God.

Looking at our Hebrew text we see that this word in Hebrew is את ‘Aleph Tav’. Then John continues with a revelation of eternal proportions “and the Word was God”. Not only that, he continues with the commentary just to make sure we understand the passage being studied here.

“…He was in the beginning with God.  3  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  4  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.  5  And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”

Now, what is this revelation that John has concerning the Aleph and Tav being the Word and being God? He clarifies in verse 14;

John 1:14 (NKJV)  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Does this seem far fetched to you? Well how about if Jesus personally confirms it? John is the writer of the book of Revelation under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. In the Book of Revelation, Jesus personally confirms something to John, not just once, but four times!

Rev 1:8  “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Rev 1:11  saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”

Rev 21:6  And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.

Rev 22:13  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

Jesus was not speaking Greek to John, that is the language that we have it in, as the Lord used Greek to communicate the Gospel as the primary language of that region in the first century, that also flowed similar to Hebrew. The letters Aleph and Tav are the first and the last letter in the Hebrew Aleph Bet, in the same way that Alpha and Omega are in the Greek.

Jesus is the very first and the very last, meaning He encompasses every Word! Jesus is the direct Object of the Universe! Not only does He bookend the entire body of letters that exist but He is in the midst of them. The very middle letter of the ‘aleph bet’ is the Hebrew letter ‘mem’ (מ) when placed in the middle of aleph and tav it spells “emet”, for which the English translation is the word TRUTH! Now lets consider all this in reading from Colossians;

Colossians 1:12-18 (NKJV)  giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.  13  He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,  14  in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.  15  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  16  For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.  17  And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.  18  And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

So Jesus Himself is the Word in the beginning and in the end.

Revelation 19:13 (NKJV)  He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.

Interestingly, Jesus Himself had to discover what was written about Him (the path), and walk it out (The Way)!

Hebrews 10:5-7 (NKJV)  Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “SACRIFICE AND OFFERING YOU DID NOT DESIRE, BUT A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR ME.  6  IN BURNT OFFERINGS AND SACRIFICES FOR SIN YOU HAD NO PLEASURE.  7  THEN I SAID, ‘BEHOLD, I HAVE COME—IN THE VOLUME OF THE BOOK IT IS WRITTEN OF ME—TO DO YOUR WILL, O GOD.’ ”

So Jesus Himself more than qualifies to be the author of salvation, because in ‘Truth’ He is the Author of all things as the Word of the Father, through the power of the Holy Spirit!

Now lets return to our text in Psalm 138

Psalms 138:8 (NKJV)  The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

The plans of the Lord that have been authored are the path or the Way He has perfected for you. The very next Psalm goes into great detail to explain this;

Psalms 139:15-16 (NKJV)  My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  16  Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.

God has written, authored in His book the “days fashioned for me…” for you!

You have a book in heaven, where your days are written, this book is authored by Jesus, to be walked out by you. The Word about you needs to become flesh! That is the path, or the ‘way’ (Hebrew – ‘derek’) planned for you, verse 24 gives us understanding;

Psalms 139:23-24 (NKJV)  Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties;  24  And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.

Way = Hebrew ‘derek’ – This is the way, the path, that God has written for you. It is a “way everlasting”, an eternal plan, a perfect plan. Jesus said that He is that way;

John 14:6 (NKJV)  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Now here is the important part that you play. The path has been made. The Way created and perfected. Now you have to choose to walk on it!

Returning again to Jeremiah we see this truth explained.

Jeremiah 6:16(a) (NKJV)  Thus says the LORD: “Stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the good way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls…’

Jeremiah 6:16(a) (AMPC)  Thus says the Lord: Stand by the roads and look; and ask for the eternal paths, where the good, old way is; then walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls…

The Hebrew word here for ‘”ways” is ‘halak’ which is the way or the walk.

In Judaism, the ‘halak’ is the life that you walk out. It is the choice to step onto and stay on the pre-ordained path. Jesus explained that to us in Matthew 11 echoing Jeremiah 6;

Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV)  Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  29  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  30  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Another verse that Jesus spoke concerning this is found in Matthew 22;

Matthew 22:14 (NKJV)  “For many are called, but few are chosen.”

Many have found this verse hard to understand, however that has mostly been because they have tried to understand it from a Greco/Roman mindset. But think of it from a Hebraic minset. If I invited a whole group of people to meet me at 1pm for a game of basketball and only 6 of them showed up, how many of them could be chosen for the teams? Only those who showed up! But how many were called? Many!

Every person has been called, every person has a divine destiny planed and written. And every person has the choice to walk on that path.

Ephesians 2:10 (AMPC)  For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].

The Father, and Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, are committed to perfect that which concerns you. Will you now walk out that plan?

So to everyone reading this MinistrEmail today, I charge you to consider your way, your life. Is it walking in His truth or is it walking in a lie (anything other than His plan)?

There is an eternal mission before you, His provision is on that path, and so I urge you to prayerfully consider the year ahead with this in mind. Don’t waste a second on some other path. By faith lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has laid hold of you!

Now, by faith, speak these words out loud over this year;

I BELIEVE I RECEIVE THAT THIS COMING YEAR WILL BE “THE YEAR OF FABULOUS OUTPOURINGS FROM HEAVEN”!

I BELIEVE THAT THE LORD WILL PERFECT THAT WHICH CONCERNS ME, THAT IS MY PATH, AND I, BY THE SPIRIT OF GRACE, WALK OUT THAT PATH.

NO DEVIL CAN HOLD BACK THE LORD’S PLAN FOR MY LIFE AND I PLEAD THE BLOOD OF JESUS AS THE LEGAL CASE FOR MY RIGHTEOUSNESS AND BEING CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF JESUS AS THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE.

I DECLARE THAT THIS YEAR WILL BE GRANDER AND GREATER – AND THAT AN OUTPOURING SUCH AS HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE WILL OUTWORK THROUGH MY LIFE AND MINISTRY.

I DECLARE THIS IN JESUS NAME!!!

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