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There will be central truths presented here concerning the Christian life. Some of us need to wake up to realize that they apply to us. Some are awake, but we need to rise up and start doing these things. Others of us are doing, but perhaps we need to make a more sure stand and commitment to them in our lives.
High time = a certain definite time or season fixed by natural law and returning with the revolving year, of seasons. Day time (bounded by the rising and setting of the sun), definite time, point of time, moment
Rom. 13:11–14 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
Gen. 13:17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto you. Josh. 1:2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. Is. 60:1–3 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon you, and his glory shall be seen upon you. And the Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
Eph. 6:10-14 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. Stand -prolong, establish, stand still, by, unharmed, firm, ready or prepared, to place, put, set, in the presence of others, in the midst, before judges, before members of the Sanhedrin; to make firm, fix, to cause a to keep its place, be kept intact (of family, a kingdom), to escape in safety, to uphold or sustain the authority or force of anything, place in a balance, to weigh: to stop, to stand immovable, of the foundation of a building, continue safe and sound, to be of a steadfast mind, of quality, one who does not hesitate, does not waiver.
This has nothing, yet really everything to do with calling, gifting and leading. So often we hear, 'I’m not called, gifted or feel lead', or 'I don’t know what my calling, gifting or leading is'. Yet, God has made it clear in His word what we all are to do, really what we are ALL called, gifted and led to do. Here it is…
The first clue is what is God seeking? We are told all through the word to seek the Lord. But what is He seeking from us? – Seek – go about, desire, to seek in order to find, by thinking, meditating, reasoning, to inquire into, to seek after, for, or out, aim at, strive after, require, demand, to crave, request, ask, begging, desire, exact, to seek the face.
John 4:23-24 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. Talk about ‘Freedom of Religion’. Talk about my choosing to worship fully, regardless of others.
Eze. 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
Lk. 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
God seeks worshippers, intercessors and the lost (or those who will reach them).
What has God called all of us to be?
Priests and Kings – 1 Pet. 2:5, 9 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
Rev. 5:9-10 And they sung a new song, saying, "You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and havet made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth."
1 Pet. 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrary blessing; knowing that you are thereunto called, that you should inherit a blessing.
Ambassadors with the ministry and word of reconciliation – 2 Cor. 5:18-20 And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and has committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ.
Warriors Ps 149, Eph. 6, 2 Cor. 10
Bride Rev 19 may have problem with this as a male, but we need to embrace it – no pun intended. This is key. The reason Jesus died was for relationship. Also Child, Friend, Brother. 1 Cor. 1:9
The 'one another's' in the Bible are things we are ALL called to do:
Rom. 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another;
Rom. 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law.
Rom. 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in [his] brother's way.
Rom. 15:7 Wherefore receive one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God. 14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that yoiu also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
Rom. 16:16 Salute one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.
1 Cor. 16:20 All the brethren greet . Greet one another with a holy kiss.
2 Cor. 13:12 Greet one another with a holy kiss.
Gal. 5:13 For, brethren, you have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Eph. 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 32 And be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Col. 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do you. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in their hearts to the Lord.
1 Thes. 4:9 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write unto you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Thes. 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.
Heb. 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Heb. 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.
1 Pet. 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently:
1 Pet. 5:14 Greet one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
1 Jn. 3:11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
1 Jn. 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us.
2 Jn. 1:5 And now I beseech you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto you, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
God has also called all of us to be intercessors. Here is a pattern of who we're to pray for and how we can begin to pray for them:
My Prayer Family
This is a list of people you are responsible to stand in the gap for. God has given you one degree or another of authority in their lives.
· Families in your family tree – including in-laws
· Special groups you are a part of
· Missionaries, ministries and countries God has put on your heart
· Churches you have been involved with
· Companies you have worked for and schools you have gone to
· Country, State or Province, County and City government officials, executive, legislative and judicial where you live
· Special folks that fall outside of this list.
Truly bless us indeed richly (spirit, soul and body, financially and in our relationships), enlarge our coasts and boarders (depth and breath of influence), keep Your hand upon us (make us more and more aware of your presence) and keep (preserve, deliver) us from evil.
Bind, Receive, Plead
Blood of Jesus, work of the cross, Name of Jesus
Mind of Christ, Heart of God, Will and purposes of God, guidance, wisdom, understanding
Healing, wholeness – spirit, soul and body, bind up our hearts, fill in the empty places
Acceptance, unity, reconciliation
Self Control, contentment, gratefulness, generosity
Word and generational blessings
Positive affects of memories
Helmet of the hope of salvation, encouragement
Breastplate of Righteousness
Feet to path of Righteousness
Belt of truth, armor of light
Shoes of preparation of gospel of peace, Spirit of power, love, & sound mind
Sword of spirit – every word of God ever heard, spoken or read
Shield of Faith
Lances of Intercession, spirit of praise and worship, Gifts of the Spirit. Spirit of supplication, warrior spirit
Ministering and warring angels working on our behalf
Fruits of the Spirit
Manifest presence of the Holy Spirit
Loose, Break, Renounce, Repent and Forgive
Sin and demonic strongholds
Yokes and burdens
Ways of the world, wrong attitudes, patterns of thinking, beliefs, ideas, desires, emotions, and motivations and associated strongholds and soul ties
Sickness, disease, pain, hurt – spirit, soul and body
Rejection, division, jealousy and envy
Lust, greed, idolatry
Word and generational curses and mistakes
Negative affects of memories and associated strongholds
Depression, discouragement, temptation and every attack on our minds
Paths of the world
Deception, blindness, darkness and lies
Confusion, worry and fear
Every word of satan ever heard, spoken or read
Doubt, fiery darts and missiles of the enemy
Unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment, judging
Control, witchcraft, religion, tradition, manipulation
All powers of darkness
Works of the flesh, wrong behaviors and habits
Everything the strongman has stolen – 7 fold pay-back, every influence or evil device that he has had.
We are also called to be worshippers, those who thank, praise and worship our Lord. Here is a list of names, acts, attributes and gifts of God to aid our worship:
Advocate-Comforter, Consolation, For Us, Health Of My Countenance, Helper, High Priest, Intercessor, Mediator, Stay, Succors, Sustains, The Lifter Up Of My Head
Anger, Abhor, Adversaries, Day Of The Lord, Despises, Displeasure, Enemies, Enmity, Envy, Fierce, Fury-Furious, Hates, Hot-Kindled, Indignation, Jealous-Zeal, Nostrils, Provoked, Wrath
Arms, Bears-Carries, Feathers, Fingers, Hands, Holds, Touches, Upholds, Wings
Assurance, Anchor of the Soul, Baptizer, Bears Witness, Boldness, Confidence, Courage, Earnest, Establisher, Faith, Founder, Hope, Jehovah-Shalom, My Trust, Peace, Sealer, Shiloh, Surety
Beloved, Blessed, Chosen, Delighted In, Desire of All Nations, Elected, Loved, Praised, Precious, Rejoiced in, Sung to, Thanked, Worshipped, Worthy
Builder, Building, Fellow-helper - Fellow-laborer, Grafter, House, Householder, Husbandman, Lord of the Harvest, Plants, Raises Up, Sower, Tabernacle, Temple, Vine - Vineyard, Yoke
Calls, Appointer, Causes, Choose, Constrains, Decrees, Determines, Dispensation, Draws, Elects - Election, Foreordains, Ordains, Predestines, Sender
Coming, Appearing, Day Of The Lord
Covenant, Oath, Swears, Testament, Testator
Creator, Alpha, Author, Begot-Born, Beginning, Establishes, Fashion-Form, Founds-Lays, Framer, Maker-Potter, Preparer, Stretches-Spreads, Upholder, Jehovah Elohim and Hosenu
Discipliner, Afflicts, Chastens-Chastises, Corrects-Correction, Deals, Disciples, Proves, Purges, Purifies, Refiner, Rebukes, Reproves-Daysman, Resists, Rod, Scourges, Searches, Smites, Strikes Tries, Washes
Eternal, Abides, Always-Continually, Ancient of Days, Endures, Everlasting-Evermore, Forever, Immortal, No End, Of Old, Remains, El Olam
Exalted-Extolled, Above, Better, Chief, First, Forerunner, Great, Head, High, Lifted Up-Lofty, Over All, Pre-eminent, Jehovah Elyon, El Elyon
Faithful, Amen, Believed in, Cannot Lie, Does Not Change, Does Not Fail, Does Not Forsake, Does Not Repent, Does Not Turn, Established, Immutable, Promise Keeper, Same, Settled, Stands, Testimony-Testimonies-Witness, True-Truth, Trusted, Unchangeable
Father, Abba, Adoption
Finisher, Accomplisher, All in All, Completer, End, Fills, Last,
Omega, Perfecter, Sufficiency
Giver, Abound, Abundant, Adds, Asked of, Blesser, Crown, Enlarges-Multiplies, Enricher, Fruit-Fruitful, Gift, Inheritance, Plenteous, Portion, Possession, Prayed to, Prosper-Prosperity-Prosperous, Provider, Providence, Rewarder, Success, Jehovah-Jireh
Glory-Glorious, Awesome, Beautiful, Clouds, Diadem, Excellent-Excellency, Fame, Feared, Fire-Flame, Honor, Lightning, Magnify, Majestic, Renown, Terrible, Thunder, Wonderful-Marvelous, Wondrous
Godhead, Fellow of Jehovah, Spirit of the Holy Gods, Adonai, Elohim (concept of Trinity) Also Eloah
Good-Goodness, Kind-Kindness, Loving-Kindness, Cares
Grace-Gracious-Favor, Acceptance, Access, Bring Near, Door, Not Ashamed, Respects, Way
Habitation, Abides-Abode, Buckler-Shield, Cover, Defender-Defense-Fortress-Refuge-Tower, Dwells, Foundation, Hiding Place, House, Keep-Preserve, Rock, Safe, Sanctuary, Shadow-Shade, Stone, Stumblingblock, Temple, Wall of Fire, Vine
Healer, Balm of Gilead, Cures, Physician, Jehovah Rapha
Heaven, Body, Church, City, Kingdom, Throne, Zion
Holy-Hallowed, Can Not Be Tempted, Incorruptible-Uncorruptible-No Corruption, Just-Justice-Right-Righteous-Upright, Does Not Forget, Does Not Regard, Does Not Respect Persons, Equal, Equity, God of Jeshrun, Perfect, Pure, Remembers, Sanctified
Holy Spirit, Breathes, Inspiration, Invisible, Promise of the Father, Spirit
Humble Gentle-Gentleness, Lowly-Lower, Meek-Meekness
I AM, Jehovah, Possessor, Belongs, Bought, Rich-Riches, Self-Existent, Self-Sufficient, Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah Shalom
Jesus-incarnate, Anointed, Atonement, Better, Blood, Branch, Brother, Carpenter, Chastised, Christ-Messiah, Crucified, Emptied, Born-Begotten, Firstfruits, Form, Galilean, Greater, Heir, Holy Child Jesus, Lamb, Last Man, Like-Likeness, Man of Sorrows, Mercy Seat, Minister of the Sanctuary, Nazarene, Offering, Our Passover, Plant of Renown, Propitiation, Ransom, Rod, Root, Sacrifice, Scourged, Second Adam, Seed, Servant, Shaft, Slain, Son, Stripes, Struck, Suffering
Jesus-pre and post incarnation, Angel of the Lord, Eats, Flies, Physical Appearances of God, Rides, Runs, Walks
Joy, Delights, Glad-Gladness, Laughs, Pleased-Pleasure, Rejoices
Judge, Avenger-Vengeance, Condemn-Damn, Curses, Day of the Lord, Departs, Discerner, Hell, Judgment, Punishes, Recompenses, Weighs
Jusitifier, Sanctifier, Jehovah Tsidkendu and M'kaddesh
Knowledge, Considers, Ears, Eyes, Does Not Forget, Foreknowledge, Hear-Hearken, Heart, Look-See, Mindful-Remembers-Remembrance, Soul, Thinks-Thoughts, Understanding-Prudence-Wisdom-Wise
Life-Living, Bread, Day Spring, Feeds, Food-Meat, Fountain, Manna, New, Nourisher, Quickening, Rain, Rebirth, Refresher, Regenerates, Renews, Rest, Restitution, Restorer, Resurrection, River, Satisfier, Satiates, Water
Light, Enlightens, Lamp, Star, Sun of Righteousness
Limited (self) Grieves, Not Able, Quenchable, Rejected, Repents, Resisted, Sighs, Wept
Lord, Authority, Blessed and Only Potentate, Commander, Dominion, Feet, Footstool, Governor, Keys, King, Law, Lawgiver, Master, Obeyed, Precepts, Prince, Reigns, Requires, Ruler, Served, Statutes, Treads, Adonai Jehovah, Jehovah Elohay and Eloheka
Loves, Bridegroom, Husband, Lover
Mercy-Merciful-Mercies, Blot, Cleanses, Compassion, Covers, Does Not Remember, Forbearance, Forgiver, Long-suffering, Patient, Pities, Pardons, Remission, Removes, Slow to Anger, Touched
One, Alone, None Beside, None Equal, None Like, Only
Power-Powerful-Might-Mighty-Strong-Strength, Ability, Almighty, Omnipotent, Possible-Nothing Impossible, El Shaddai
Present-Presence, Audience, Countenance-Face, Emmanuel-Immanuel, In, On-Upon, With, Jehovah-Shammah
Reconciler-Reconcile, Friend, Commune-Communion-Fellowship, Gatherer, Knows, Unifier, Walk
Savior-Salvation-Save, Bought, Deliverer, Free, Liberty, Loose, Purchaser, Redeemer-Redemption
Shepherd, Apostle, Bishop, Counselor, Example, Guide, Instructor-Instruction, Leader, Manifestation-Manifests, Purpose, Prophet, Rabbi, Revelation-Reveals, Teacher, Warns, Will, Jehovah-Rohi
Speaks, Answers, Book, Sings, Song, Talks, Voice, Word, Writes
Unsearchable, Darkness, Infinite, Mystery, Past Finding Out, Secret
Victorious-Overcomes, Army, Arrows, Banner-Ensign-Pole, Battle, Battle Ax, Captain, Chariots, Fighter, Lion, Lord of Hosts, Mighty Man of War, Overthrows, Prevail, Scepter, Standard, Sword, Tread, Triumphs, Jehovah-Nissi, Lord Sabaoth
Wonders, Acts, Miracles, Signs, Works
Be A Blesser!, Body Ministry, Heart & Soul of a Warrior, I Will - Day by Day,
Lord of the Breakthrough, Missions -- God's Mission Statement,
Promises from the Word of God, Push In!, Thanks, Praise And Worship