FAST FOOD

Posted March 20, 2020 by dickbraswell
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Word for Today:  March 20

 

I believe we have missed the point somewhere.

Religion has formed opinions and manufactured definitions of what church is.  I wonder if church is today what it was in the first century.  I wonder if we did today what they did in the first century… would we qualify as ministers…. Or churches… or Christian assemblies?   Would it be acceptable? Would it fit in our specified service times?  What would happen?

Perhaps we have become acclimated and accustomed to contemporary activity that we call “church” and maybe it is not church at all… at least not church in the sense of the New Testament definition.

Does God wonder what we are doing?  Maybe we should re-evaluate what we do on the Lord’s Day and what happens on Sunday and then compare it with Scripture and see if it is really church or not.

Much of what we call “church” is not church at all.  It may qualify as a “meeting” but it certainly is not “Church.”  Our first question after the services should be “did we have Church?  Or did we just have a meeting.”  Many services in many churches would go right on without the Holy Ghost showing up and many would never know the difference.

  • Church is not church if nothing happens.
  • Church is not church if shock waves are not sent through hell. (Remember the “gates of hell” thing?)
  • Church is not church if people in church can sleep right through it.
  • Church is not church when everything is planned, scheduled and orchestrated by professional religious personnel.
  • Church is not church if there is no excitement. No movement.  No action.
  • Church is not church if there is no rejoicing.
  • Church is not church if folks are not saved and lives are not changed.

 

Real Church is radical

FAST FOOD

Posted March 19, 2020 by dickbraswell
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Word for Today:  March 19

Meeting with God.

When Moses met God on Sinai, the meeting nearly blew the top of the mountain off.

When Elijah met God on Mt. Carmel, a Fire Storm fell from heaven, licked up trenches filled with water and announced that God answers by Fire.

When Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego met God in the fiery furnace they survived unscathed (through a seven-times-hotter furnace than ever) and Jesus came and celebrated with them.

When Solomon met God in the New Temple, the power of God was so great that every priest and every singer and every worshipper could not stand on their feet.

When Jesus the Man met God at Calvary, thunder came and darkness fell and a great earthquake shook all of Jerusalem… even the graves were opened and the dead walked among the living.

When the 120 met God in the upper room, tongues of fire fell, sounds like a howling hurricane blew through the house and they all began to speak in tongues.

When the church in Acts had a prayer meeting the place was “shaken.”

These trail-blazing Saints encountered God and the encounter was significant.  It was noticed.  Something happened.

When we Encounter God…. Something happens.  Something that cannot be unnoticed.

Something significant.  Something supernatural.  Something life-changing.

FAST FOOD

Posted March 18, 2020 by dickbraswell
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Word for Today: March 18

 

We are suffering loss because we have allowed suffering to happen.

Every defeat and every spiritual failure is the result of our laziness, our ignorance, our stupidity or our rebellion.

satan moves in when he is not resisted.  satan stays when we draw back and let him stay.   satan sets up housekeeping when we give place to him.  satan builds strongholds when we do not fight back.  satan cannot do what he is not allowed to do.

Our spiritual condition is precisely what we have allowed it to become.  We can fuss and cuss about the government about world conditions about immorality and crime and ungodliness… we can criticize and complain but what IS is what we as the Body of Christ have allowed to be.

God has equipped us and supplied us with every effective and offensive weapon to stop the devil and drive out demons and take back what hell has stolen… the problem is we have grown fat and lazy and we have crawled into our recliners and gone to sleep.

And while we slept the enemy came and invaded.  Now it is time to attack.  It is time to declare our independence from the powers of darkness… it is the hour to move into the territory of the devil… to charge the gates of hell and demand a refund.  With interest.

Just go ahead and do it.

FAST FOOD

Posted March 17, 2020 by dickbraswell
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Word for Today:  March 17

 

People want to see Jesus.

The world is tired of seeing Church and Performance and Form and Custom.  They want to see Jesus.  I want to see Jesus.  Jesus has been buried under Religion and the traditions of men and doctrines that have sanitized God and ripped the miraculous out of the Bible.

People are tired of Professional Preachers and Social clubs called churches.     We have kept Jesus covered and hidden by our veneer of hypocrisy.  What we do speaks louder than what we say.  Who we really are is often not what people see.

It is not great preaching that is needed or great preachers…not bigger churches or better facilities…. People need to see Jesus.  People want to see Jesus.  People must see Jesus.  When Jesus is welcomed in our churches… crowds will follow.  Because where Jesus is… God is.  And were God is… the devil isn’t.

And Jesus draws crowds…  not gimmicks, contests, covered dinners, homecomings, band concerts, or free pizza.  It is JESUS that people want to see and it is JESUS that people need.

Only Jesus can change your situation.  Only Jesus can bring you into Victory Living.  Only Jesus can deliver you and make you free.  Only Jesus can satisfy the hunger in your heart.

Only Jesus can give you LIFE.  (John 10:10)

FAST FOOD

Posted March 16, 2020 by dickbraswell
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Word for Today:  March 16

 

satan is fighting.

But he is fighting the God in you.  So he is fighting a can’t-win battle.

he is defying the God Who lives in you.  This is the reason the devil hates you… you are where God is.  When he sees you he sees God.  When he sees you coming he thinks God is coming.  He hates God and defies God and is terrified of God.

David realized this in his confrontation with Goliath.  He declared:  “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the Living God?”  He did not see a giant.  He saw an opportunity.  He did not say that Goliath was defying the armies of Saul or the armies of Israel… but instead, the armies of the LIVING GOD.

Now, Who is the Champion?  Who is the Stronger One?  Who is the Victorious One?   It is God Who lives in you.  If He wins, you win.  If He can’t lose, you can’t lose.  If He overcomes, you overcome.

If satan is defying the God in you he is also defying the Word of God in you.   The Word has always been the enemy of satan.  The Word busted him and kicked him out of heaven.   The Word “bruised” his head.  The Word keeps him at bay.  The Word continually destroys all his “works.”

Whatever the devil will ever do, can be undone by the Word of God.  Whatever is planned and programmed by the devil can be prevented by the Word of God.

It is the Word that defeats the devil.  satan cannot stand against the Word.  Jesus used the Word on the devil and the devil left Him.  “It is written…” is what Jesus declared to the devil on the mount of temptation.

 

And the devil gave up and left

FAST FOOD

Posted March 15, 2020 by dickbraswell
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Word for Today:  March 15

 

Be Thankful.

Be filled with Praise.  Because God has done, is doing and will continue to do Great Things.  He is worthy of our praise and He is worthy of our Worship.

The Word declares that we are to be Thankful unto Him and we are to Praise His Name.

  • Praise will perfect our faith.
  • Praise will under gird our faith.
  • Praise will activate our Faith.
  • Praise is a demonstration of our Faith.

When we Praise, we believe.  Praise rises out of believing with the heart and all that is within us.  Praise happens when we are confronted with the overwhelming greatness of God.

The rationale behind Praise comes from remembering.  Remembering God’s Intervention and Blessing in the Past….  from experiencing His constant and consistent Presence in the present and from believing and expecting His glorious Promises of things yet to come in the future.

Now, what are we to Praise God for?

Praise Him for what He has done for you….

  • He has made you Righteous.
  • You are continually being conformed to the Image of Jesus Christ.
  • Sin has no control over you.
  • The devil is defeated as far as you are concerned.
  • You are blessed and prospering.
  • Signs, wonders and miracles are for you and for today.
  • You are healed, whole, well and not sick.
  • The Best is yet to come…. His Glory is yet to be fully revealed in you.
  • Heaven is real and Eternal Life is a fact.
  • The Best yet to be.

 

Praise Him

FAST FOOD

Posted March 5, 2020 by dickbraswell
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Word for Today:  March 5

 

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.  Eph 3:19 

I believe the “fullness of God” has to do with the Righteousness of God.  Righteousness is the force, the energy and the power of being “Just Right” with God….   Justified:   (“Just-as-if-I’d” never sinned).

When we receive Jesus by faith, we receive the Righteousness of God.  When we are Born Again, we are born OUT OF our sin nature and INTO the Righteous nature of God.

On the Cross, Jesus exchanged His righteous nature for our sin nature.  He became what we were in order that we might become Who He is.  When we make Jesus Lord of our lives we are born out of our sin nature and into the righteous nature of God.  We are not a person with two natures, but we are NEW, having never existed before.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.     All things that are now in us are from God… 2 Cor 5:17- 18

What was before… the sin nature, darkness, lack of power, sin, poverty and lack, failure and frustration… is dead. Stone Cold Dead.  (So don’t be guilty of resurrecting this old dead nature).

Jesus has bought back and brought back what Adam lost… and MORE.

Jesus became what we were in order that we might be Who He is.

 

What a deal


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