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Friday, March 6, 2015

Psalms 91 has been a constant source of comfort for countless believers to cope with the challenges of life. The words reveal God as the Protector of those who trust in Him. 
"The secret place is an intimate place of personal relationship and communion with God."
Four different names of God are revealed in this beautiful Psalms:
1) Most High - in Hebrew is El Elyon meaning God's strength, supremacy & sovereign.
It was 1st revealed in Gen.14:18-20 when Melchizedek blessed Abram.
Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego was also protected (Dan. 3:26) by El Elyon in the fire.
Jesus is revealed as the Son of El Elyon - Luke 1:32, Mk. 5:7.
Satan wanted to be like El Elyon according to Isaiah 14:12-14

2) Almighty - in Hebrew is El Shaddai meaning the All-sufficient one.
When we have God, we have everything.

3) Lord - in Hebrew is YHVH
4) God - El

Where is the secret place? CHRIST is the secret place - Jn. 15: 4,7
He is our spiritual covering and HE IS THE TRUTH - Jn. 14:6
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth - John 16:13

"Dwells" means to remain not a visitor but to abide and stay.

Psalms 91:13
Three names of the adversary revealed:
1) Lion
2) Adder
3) Dragon

A) Lion is an enemy that you can hear but might not always see.
B) An adder is a hidden enemy (under a rock) that you might not know until you feel it's bite.
C) Dragon is a creature of imagination that spits fire.
Symbolically, you will be protected from what you hear, feeling and imagination.

Remain in the secret place of the Most High. No harm will come to you. No weapon form against you will prosper and every evil words will be of no effect.
Angels will protect you! (Ps.91:11)
The LORD will save you from the ensnaring trap and from the devastating pestilence (Ps. 91:3)

So stay strong in your confession no matter the circumstances or the storms of life:
"I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

God opens door

"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name."
Rev. 3:6-8

When God opens door, no man or devil can shut. This demonstrate the sovereignty of God!
It's a spiritual door granting us access to a new level, new dimension, promotion, increase...

Three things that church believed in and held on to:
1. The Word of Jesus Christ
Revelation about The Word

2. Not denied the name of Jesus
The Lordship of Jesus

3. The patience of Jesus
Perseverance & patience (as Jesus) in times of adversity
God allows us to go through certain things. At times He provides an "Escape" (deliverance) route and at times He allows us to "Endure" (discipline)

Doors can be PULLED (spiritual attraction) towards you or can be PUSHED (spiritual effort).
Prayer is the key to open doors!
4 types of doors:

A) Doors of faith - 1 Cor. 16:9
B) Doors of utterance - Col. 4:3
C) Doors of ministry - 2 Cor. 2:12
D) Doors of opportunity - Rev. 3:6-8

Doors of faith, ministry, opportunity, utterance...some needs to be pulled others pushed.

3 ways to know an OPEN DOOR is from God:

  1. The Door that God Opens Will Never Contradict His Word
  2. The Door that God Opens Will be Accompanied by Confirmation 
  3. The Door God Opens Will Require You to Depend on Him