parable of the "prodigal son" has been misunderstood by many. The
context of this passage is about the Father's love towards those that
are lost and cannot find their own way back. Jesus shares three
parables to make it clear the true meaning of repentance and the love
of the Father to seek after those who are lost and it has nothing to do
with the lost person. How can a lost sheep find its way back let alone
a lost coin? So it is with the prodigal son, you can do nothing to
bring yourself back to God except allow him to love you, allow him to
save you and allow him to heal you, that is true repentance. True Grace
is recieved when we allow ourselves to be loved by God.
feel that this year will be a great year; there will be an
favour and glory. The theme for NYE in Sydney was "Shine" and we
that this will be a year that the church will begin to increase in the
of God as Isaiah 60 declares. The promise is that if we arise and shine
with the light and life of God then we will attract favour and glory
even in the midst of darkness, nations will turn to us because we have
what they need. (note there was a technican problem with the
Freed from an
Independent and Orphan spirit
Grace has done everything for us in order to walk as sons. But there
are forces at work to cause us to walk in defeat. God desires that we
be free from fear rejection and the hurts from the past in order to see
the kingdom come in its fullness. Learn how you can walk freed from an
indepentent and orphan spirit.
walk as Christians is a life of constant discovery of learning
relearning God's Grace. As leaders it is important that we be teachable
and learn, as we unlearn all the false and unbilbical traditions of men
in order to be established in God's Grace. In doing so we teach others
to do the same. God's Grace has changed everything and it is important
how we build life, especially church life, in the process of learning
we grow from one degree of glory and another as we behold His Presence.
is not just singing fast songs. Praise is a powerful key
that will cause you to not only break strongholds in your life but is
the key that opens the door to inreased favour. As you put on the
garment of praise it will cause you to attact heavenly resources and
Con't. Praise needs to be a weapon in the life of a Christian. As we praise we
begin to destroy chains of oppression and release the life of God. God
used the tribe of Judah to go out first to completely take back what
belongs to the people of God, Judah means Praise!
really understand the concept of the sacrificial system? Do we really
understand the eternal ramification of Christ's Sacrifice? The
sacrifice of Christ has been so misunderstood, it's more than just
forgiveness of sins, its more than been justified, it was by one
sacrifice that causes us to walk as sons, eternally
Eternal redepemtion hinged on the one sacrifice, for all time of Jesus
Christ himself not our repeatative confessing of sins. It was a once
for all time sacrifice and then Jesus sat down, never to deal with the
issue of sin ever again. When a high priest sits down it means he has
finished his work, and this High Priest sat down forever
make His enemies His footstool.
on from the same theme, Christ at the Cross declared us to be eternally
righteous to those that believe. Our righteousness is not dependent on
our performance but on the eternal once and for all time sacrifice of
Christ. Stop beating yourself when you fail He sees you eternally
righteous, he will never see you as you do according to your
performance but sees you from an eternal perspective because of what
Christ has done already.
Chapter 7 is one of the most misunderstood and confusing Chapters of
Romans for many. Paul
writes in order to dispel the accusations leveled at the Gospel he
preached. Paul declares we are dead to the law, the moral and
sacrificial law. In dying to the law we are freed from all
requirements, jurisdictions, all penalty and the curse of
the law in
order that we can live life according to the Spirit and hence
fruit to God.
It totally dispels the false doctrine that we are sanctified through
the keeping of law.
never designed humanity to live with guilt. He never wanted to give us
the law. Through the law we become conscious of sin, therefore we feel
guilt. Guilt is the root issue of our problems. But now we are under a
new covenant where God declares us to be free from the law, the law
condemns. The law is a ministry of death. God favour and blessings fade
off our lives when we live with guilt. The enemy has used never changed
his tactics and will continue to accuse you to make you feel guilty and
come back under law. But through the once and for all sacrifice we can
new come boldly with confidence knowing he will never condemn us even
if we have sinned. Living guilt free will cause us to live in greater
victory over sin.
created us unique, one of a kind and precious by
his masterful hands. He loves every part of our uniqueness and desires
us to be
like a jewel in his hand. But because of the fall we were shaped and
according to the pattern of this world, through life’s hurts,
and circumstances. At the Cross Jesus set us free from worldly
order to be re-conformed into the likeness of Jesus. Learn how you do
to live conformed from the old thought patterns that rob us of the
now have in Christ, we are RE-newed and being conformed with ever
glory into the likeness of Jesus.
Christians we are living under the dispensation of Grace, God nolonger
relates to us based on our performance. We cannot read the whole bible
as though everything is written to us but for us. The Fear of the Lord
is a beautiful thing and is part of God's nature, but many have used OT
scripture out of context to say we need the fear of the Lord to keep us
holy and free from sinning. Learn that we are now under the
dispensation of Grace and that Jesus himseld anwers this very
has done everything for us so that we might walk in greatness. There is
one gift that will propel you into greatness and that is the gift of
righteousness. However we must understand and be willing to receive
this gift by faith. So much of the church believes that we are to do
righteous things by faith in order to be declared righteous, but it is
a free gift that you simply receive. It will cause you to stand before
a Holy God without fear, guilt, condemnation or sin-consciousness, it
is this ability that will cause you to walk in Holiness and
of the most fundamental teaching yet so misunderstood by most of the
church. This teaching will give you greater insight into who you are
and what Christ has done in you at the Cross. You will understand what
has happened to your old nature, the nature you received from first
Adam. When you are born-again you are declared a to be new creation
with a new nature that is just like Jesus. The reason why so many
people are unaware of this new nature is because we are trying to feel
it, but you cannot feel either old or new yet the evidence of it can be
seen in our lives. When we live according to truth and not
feel then it will become evident in our lives.
New Covenant is a promise from God that His Spirit would be with us
forever. God gave us His Holy Spirit to empower us for everyday life.
This teaching is meant to be a time of encountering the Holy Spirit and
learning to get to know Him. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the
Trinity and is God in the earth today. Will you get to know him
Greater Sensitivity to the Holy Spirit
told us that he would send the Holy Spirit to be with us forever. Yet
do we really know or have we learned how to be sensitivity to His
promptings and His voice? It is our privilege to be lead by
Holy Spirit. If we are born again then we get to do life with the most
amazing person - The Holy Spirit. Learning to understanding the things
that hinder our sensitivity to the Holy Spirit will also help
to become more sensitive to Him.
most wonderful, so amazing yet so mysterious reality is our eternal
union with God. This is such a simple yet so powerful revelation. The
moment we become born again we are infused with the Spirit of God
to be recreated in an mystical union that words cannot describe. You
become a God carrier, not just God with us but God in us! Your union
happened 2000 years ago irrespective of your performance, and your
closeness to God does not change or fluctuate because of your efforts.
all the Old Testament saints who do you believe qualified to be God's
Friend? Many would say Moses, others would say King David, others may
say Joseph, yet none of them qualified. It was Abraham whom the bible
calls God's friend. But what was his qualification? Did Abraham do
great miracles signs and wonders, did he do great exploits? No, the
bible declares that Abraham simplied beleived in God's goodness and God
credited him the gift of righteousness. Likewise we who have believe in
the Gospel qualify to be God's friend.
Gospel of Grace is the key to walking in courage. God desires that we
walk in courage, God told Joshua to be strong and courageous and not to
fret in the face of adversity. Learn the key to walking in courage even
in the midst of adversity and circumstances. God used Gideon in his
weakness to show God strong, God striped him of all security and self
effort to reveal God's glory to Israel by defeating the medianites.
Learn how God can use your weakness and He declares my power is made
perfect in our weaknessess as we trust Him.
The Lord on
Passover instituded the Supper of the Lord. It is God's provision for
health and healing. We see the Passover meal as the picture of the
finished work of Christ for health and healing to our bodies. If over
one million people who partook of the Passover meal remained healthy
and there was none feeble how much more by The Lamb Jesus
Jesus Christ came
to give us life and life in abundance,
he did not come to give us more rules and regulations. Jesus rebuked
the leaders of His days because they withheld true life from people.
Most leaders, even today are witholding the life Jesus came because
they miss understand the context of John 10:10. Learn what it means to
have biblical "Zoe" Life and life in abundance as we follow
our Sheppard King who leads us in multiple paths of
Pslam 23, not morality, the end result becomes morality as we look to
Him who has given us everything in life.
Faith is the God given gift that receive the moment we are born again. This gift we recieve by Grace enables us or "wires" us to walk in the supernatural. Our new nature is designed to respond in faith to God. Learn how God has placed in us THE measure of Faith or the Faith of God and it is up to us to learn how to develop what we already have. Faith simply takes what Grace has already supplied.
Con't. Faith can move mountains, we we are designed to move mountains and obstalces in our way. There are different aspects of Faith. God desires that we walk in the fullness of Faith, of what he has given us, and we learn this begining with the Gospel of Grace. We must contend to not have a righteousness of our own but the gift of righteousenss in order to journey further in our walk of Faith.