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Monday, October 1, 2012

Increase our Faith! Lesson 2


In today's lesson, we will look at the importance to forgive.
Our foundational scripture of this lesson is Luke 17:1-6 where the Apostles asked Jesus to increase their faith. We learned in lesson 1 that they were not asking for an increase of faith in order to perform miracles, signs and wonders but it was when Jesus told them to constantly forgive those that sin against them.

The level of your faith is at the level of your forgiveness.

You will need faith in order to forgive. To forgive means to exhale, to release, to let it go.

Forgiveness is an important subject in the ministry of Jesus. He taught parables on forgiveness (Matt. 18:23-35). When teaching on the subject of prayer, he also mention that forgiving and to be forgiven should be part of our prayer life (Matt. 6: 9-15). AND when on the cross of Calvary He went through the toughest and most challenging part of His life and ministry, suffering physically, emotionally and perhaps even spiritually, He freely offered forgiveness even though nobody asked!  (Lk. 23:34)

Colossians 3:13
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

A prayer life with unforgiveness in the heart will not see results! 
Offense will keep you in bondage.
It is time for you to forgive and let go. Make a decision today to depend upon the grace of God and forgive those that have hurt, abuse, offended and rejected you. Faith comes by hearing the Word, now apply your faith and stop saying "I can't!" 

Pray this with faith out loud:
"In the name of Jesus, I can forgive. I choose to forgive and not be offended! Lord, give me the strength and the grace to forgive. Today, I choose to forgive those that have hurt, abuse, offended and rejected me. I refuse to hold grudges. Thank you for your strength Lord. In Jesus' name...AMEN!"

Coming soon Lesson 3 - Why the Sycamore tree? 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Increase our Faith! Lesson 1

Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
Luke 17: 1-6 

The Apostle said to Jesus; "Lord, increase our faith." 
This request doesn't come after a miracle performed by Jesus. They were present when Jesus fed 5000 man! They saw him raise the dead like Lazarus! They saw Him walk on water and witnessed many other great miracles! Yet, this desperate request to increase faith was not asked after such great miracles, signs and wonders! This request comes because the subject of the day that Jesus taught was on offense and unforgiveness!

  "It is impossible but that offences will come..."
"If he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him."
 
Jesus is teaching how to deal with a trap called offense and unforgiveness.
Jesus states that offenses are sure to come and He is teaching us how to deal with offenses.

Offense in Greek means 'Scandalon'. Scandalon is a trap, a bait set to trip, to capture and hurt you! 

Offense and unforgiveness is a trap set by the enemy to hurt and wound you and stop your progress.

Wound is one of the greatest weapon Satan has! 

Wounds can bring division, separation, exclusion, loneliness, danger...

These wounds are words and deeds spoken that put a hole in the soul of an individual. It has caused divorce in marriages.  Separation between parents and children. The end of friendships AND it is the primary reason why many people leave a church!

And it was a trap call OFFENSE and UNFORGIVENESS that Satan set in order to hurt you and wound you. AND the enemy uses those closest to you to offend and hurt you. Even David went through it:

12 For it is not an enemy who reproaches and taunts me—then I might bear it; nor is it one who has hated me who insolently vaunts himself against me—then I might hide from him.
13 But it was you, a man my equal, my companion and my familiar friend.
14 We had sweet fellowship together and used to walk to the house of God in company.
Psalms 55: 12-14

  • People get offended by what someone say or said
  • People get offended by what someone did not say.
  • People get offended by what someone does or did.
  • People get offended by what someone doesn't do or did not do. 

Lesson 2 to follow soon...




Saturday, June 23, 2012

Controlling our emotions


Foundational Scriptures: John 10:103 John 2

Jesus said that an abundant life has been made available for everyone. He also exposes that there is a thief. We will see through the word how our emotions can steal the promise of an abundant life.
John reveals that it is the will of God for us to be healthy and prosperous.
Money does not define abundance or prosperity – Abundance includes everything in life. God's will is that you are abundantly blessed in every area of your life.
Your prosperity does not depend upon your job or the economy of your country.
Your health is not based upon your family health record.
  • To prosper and be healthy depends on the condition of your soul.

Your soul is made up of three compartments – your mind, your emotions and your will.
  • Control your emotions and you will control your destiny.

The condition of your soul determines the destiny and outcome of your life.


Emotions defined


Emotions are feelings on the inside caused by pleasure or pain that try to get you to move in a certain direction.


Uncontrolled negative emotions will allow discouragement, despair and depression to gain access into your life.
In order to prosper and be in health, your soul must undergo some changes through the Word of God.
The Word of God is the will of God. The Word is the source and the beginning for all prosperity and abundant living:
  • The Word of God determines your thinking.
  • Wrong words bring wrong thinking. Right words will frame right thinking.

"Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth." John 17:17

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32

Therefore, Revelation truth from the Word develops true thinking according to the will of God.
Avoid people and associations whose negative words can influence your thinking.
  • Your thinking will determine your emotions.
Remember, emotions can lead you in a certain direction. So if Satan can get you to have wrong emotions, he will be able to lead you in a direction that is out of the will of God.

Wrong emotions can destroy visions and bring you to the wrong conclusion and destinations.
God created us with emotions. However, He never intended for our emotions to control us. In order to change the condition of your present situation, you must learn to control your emotion and make them fall in line with the Word of God.

"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 2

God desires your soul, which is your mind, emotions and will, to prosper and be healthy.
  • Your emotions should not be leading your life.
As children of God – WE ARE NOT EMOTIONALLY LED BUT SPIRITUALLY LED.(Romans 8:14)

Jesus is our perfect example


For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15

Jesus had emotions but He did not allow His emotions to control Him. He understands our emotions when we go through difficult situations and challenges but we must follow His example.

There are three traditional lies about pain and suffering in the body of Christ:
1. God's children are not to suffer pain.
2. If I hurt, there must be something wrong with me.
3. If I hurt, there must be something wrong with God.

As believers, we will go through challenges and will encounter storms of life. In order to experience abundant life, to prosper and be in health even in the midst of adversity, we must control our emotions.

Jesus our perfect example
The shortest verse in the Bible is 'Jesus wept' (John 11:35). This proves that Jesus had emotions but never allowed His emotions to dictate the outcome of His life. Notice that He did not weep for four days; rather He controlled His emotions and went back to the spiritual in order to perform the will of God. Mastering your emotion does not mean that you no longer express your emotions.
Miracles, healings, deliverance, blessings, prosperity and peace of life are evident in Jesus' life and ministry because He controlled His emotions. Acknowledge that we have emotions but learn how to align them with the Word.
In John 11, Jesus' emotions were apparent but by finding the right balance between faith and emotions, He miraculously raised Lazarus from the dead. Jesus did not allow His emotions to dictate His decisions.

How did Jesus control His Emotions?


Notice, He groaned in Himself which means that He begun to pray (Romans 8:26).
Prayer is not an emotional weapon but a spiritual weapon.
In the Garden Gethsemane, His spirit became heavy and depressed. Satan attempted to cause His spirit to become heavy so that He cannot perform God's will. We must realise that Jesus knew Isaiah 53 and therefore knew the perfect will of God concerning His life, ministry and death. Even though He knew what was ahead of Him, He pressed on and did not allow His emotions to dictate the course of His life. Again notice that Jesus had emotions but He controlled them through prayer. Had Jesus allow His emotions to control Him, He would have never fulfilled the perfect will of God.
  • You emotions will determine your decisions.
  • Your decisions will determine your actions.
No matter what you face emotionally, go forward and pray through it as Jesus did.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Knowledge - Understanding and Wisdom

God uses these three words together very often as He communicates with us. These three words are related. They are three important things for progressing in life. I have put these three words in order of process.
Knowledge always comes first, then understanding and finally wisdom.

  • Knowledge means information
  • Understanding means comprehension
  • Wisdom means application

First you get information, but it won't benefit you until you understand it. Once you understand it then you can apply it.

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding." Prov. 4: 7

Wisdom is the principal thing, it is supreme - Wisdom is the ultimate goal in life but understanding is important.

Understanding destroys frustration! 

Its possible to hear information but not understand! That is why Jesus sent us the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit teaches the knowledge of God. He helps us to understand that knowledge. He empowers us to apply what we have understood.
Our responsibility as disciples is to be interested and to make time...A lack of interest causes us to remain ignorant.
When we are interested, we will be revealed all the secrets.

Jesus told His disciples:
"To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted."
 Matthew 13:11

Disciples means students. Students makes time and investments. We are all called to be disciples and make disciples of all nations. Disciples are committed. A disciples' interest level are different, they are higher.
Your interest determines (the subject &) the level of information you will receive!  God cannot tell us things that we don't want to know.

Jesus also said:
"When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road."
Matthew 13:19

We need to understand the WORD in order to apply and live successfully!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Parol dans garaz

Maintenant disponible sur DVD en Créole seulement, un enseignement illustré intitulé "La Parole Dans Garaz".
 
Celui ci montre les similarités entre: 
  • Une voiture qui a besoin d'attention et votre vie qui a besoin de la main de Dieu.
  • Une voiture ne peut pas arriver à sa destination si le moteur ne fonctionne pas correctement  - pareillement nous aussi nous ne pouvons pas arriver a la destination de notre reve tout simplement parce qu'il y a des choses qui ne fonctionnent pas correctement a l'interieur de notre vie.
  • Il faut toujours analyser notre coeur afin qu'il n'y ait pas d'offense, d'amertume et d'impardon...
Cet enseignement vous plaira.
Alors amusez-vous et n'oubliez pas d'appliquer les principes... 
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Saturday, February 18, 2012

L'Honneur...

L'Honneur - L'une des clés essentielles à recevoir de Dieu.
Dieu a promis une récompense si nous honorons notre Père et notre Mère.
Honorer votre Père et votre Mère est l'un des 10 commandements (Exo. 20:12) et ce commandement est encore en vigueur dans le Nouveau Testament (Eph. 6:2).



Dieu est notre Père et nous devons l'honorer.
Nous devons également honorer nos parents peut importe notre âge.
Et finalement, nous devons honorer nos parents spirituels - nos pasteurs, responsables spirituels...

L'une des façons par laquelle nous pouvons demontrer l'honneur est à travers 'l'appréciation'.
Chaque Décision...détermine une récompense ou une conséquence à  long-terme.
Prenez aujourd'hui une décision sincère d'honorer et d'exprimer de la gratitude et de l'appréciation envers Dieu -  D'honorer et de bénir vos Parents et d'avoir de la gentillesse et de la bonté envers vos dirigeants spirituels.
Vous recolterez de grandes recompenses et cela améliorera votre vie.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

James Arekion Ministries International



We believe that The Word of God turns dreams into reality and our mission is to teach the Word with love but without compromise.
Delivering inspirational message as Head Pastor of Christian Family Church International, Mauritius, we at James Arekion Ministries International have expanded and extended to impact this generation through various global outreach.

We are releasing a new video program in Creole our native language entitled "Et tout devient possible", that will be posted on social website weekly offering encouragement, discipline and direction from the Word in order to achieve the dream of our life.

We will also post an Word of the Week in English: "Let's have T" meaning dedicating Time in the Word, Thoughts from the Word and developing Tenacity in Life. 

Furthermore, we will host teaching seminar in Mauritius, so that knowledge will increase, faith developed and people winning in life.

We have registered more NGOs to help the local people via soup distribution.
We offer one on one counselling.
And lastly, we will plant at least two more churches in 2012.

Support our Work!

Ministry is about people. God has sent us out in Mauritius to preach the "Good News" and bondages are being broken, demons are being cast out, the sick are being healed, and the bruised and wounded people are being restored and becoming tree of righteousness (Isaiah 61:1-3).
Partnership is a relationship based on commitment. Committed people are those who accomplish God's will and purpose and bring destruction to the kingdom of darkness.
This ministry is abounding with growth right now. YOU have the unique opportunity to participate in the exciting, mighty harvest of souls taking place around the world.
Wouldn't YOU like to PARTner with us and do some damage to the devil's plans?
When you become a PARTner, praying, encouraging and supporting the ministry with your finances, you share in all that God is helping this ministry to accomplish in Mauritius and in the world.

"Partners play a critical role in helping us meet people's needs and we are deeply committed to their success and to teach and provide them with the tools, training, support, and resources needed to advance and live their dreams."