Australia Kneels : Week 3 – Day 1

Discovering my New Life in God

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Ps Jeff Daly – National Day of Repentance

 

Jesus/Yeshua IS the Son of Man, the Son of the Living God”

Jesus/Yeshua IS the Son of Man, the Son of the Living God– Matthew 16:16

No longer can you and I play church. It’s time to experience Him as He is, our Rock (Matthew 16:18).

The gates of hell will not prevail against His Church.

And we are a new creation in Christ once we’ve repented and entered His Kingdom. We then are part of His Royal Priesthood, a chosen generation, called to advance His Kingdom in these end times instead of playing church. 1 Peter 2:9

More information at www.globalrepent.com and the Canberra House of Prayer for All Nations.

Our Worship Song for this week:

There is Power in the Blood of the Lamb

Would you be free from your burden of sin?There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood;Would you o’er evil a victory win?
 
There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood.There is pow’r, pow’r, wonder-working pow’rIn the blood of the Lamb;There is pow’r, pow’r, wonder-working pow’rIn the precious blood of the Lamb.
 
Would you be free from your passion and pride?There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood;We’ll come for a cleansing to Calvary’s tide;There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood.
 
There is pow’r, pow’r, wonder-working pow’rIn the blood of the Lamb;There is pow’r, pow’r, wonder-working pow’rIn the precious blood of the Lamb.
 
Would you do service for Jesus your King?There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood;Would you live daily His praises to sing?There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood.
 
There is pow’r, pow’r, wonder-working pow’rIn the blood of the Lamb;There is pow’r, pow’r, wonder-working pow’rIn the precious blood of the Lamb.
 
There is pow’r, pow’r, wonder-working pow’rIn the blood of the Lamb;There is pow’r, pow’r, wonder-working pow’rIn the precious blood of the Lamb.In the precious blood of the Lamb.
 
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Alan Jackson / Traditional

Ps Jeff’s Special Today: “Disobedience to God’s instruction.” 

Today, the stronghold to “chew– to dine on” [Revelation 3:20] with the Holy Spirit, our Teacher, is our disobedience to God’s instruction.

Sin strongholds are false beliefs picked up at some point in our minds which, until removed by the Holy Spirit and our free will decision to repent, still govern our responses to circumstances, still mute or cover up God’s Truth in His Word. All your thoughts can be traced back to beliefs based on either the truth of Scripture or on satan’s liesIf that thought is based on satan’s lies, it will lead to fear. Fear will then lead to some form of idolatry. One commentator in the New Spirit Filled Life Bible says: ” Idols are established wherever there exists a failure to trust in the provisions of God that are ours through Jesus Christ.

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Francis Frangipane has a good word on removing falsehoods and becoming more holy:

Knowing Our Hearts

At the same time, as I draw closer to the heart of God, the very fire of His presence begins a deep purging work within me. In the vastness of His riches, my poverty appears. The psalmist wrote, “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood and has not sworn deceitfully” (Ps. 24:3-4).

We cannot even find the hill of the Lord, much less ascend it, if there is deceit in our hearts. How does one serve in God’s holy place if his soul is unclean? It is only the pure in heart who perceive God.To ascend toward God is to walk into a furnace of truth where falsehood is extracted and removed from our souls. To abide in the holy place we must dwell in honesty, even when a lie might seem to save us. Each ascending step upon the hill of God is a thrusting of our souls into greater transparency, a more perfect view into the motives of our hearts.

It is this upward call of God that we pursue. Yet the soul within us is hidden, crouching in fear and darkness, living in a world of untruths and illusions. This is our inner man, the soul God seeks to save. Have you discovered your true self, the inner person whom truth alone can free? Yes, we seek holiness, but true holiness arises from here; it comes as the Spirit of Truth unveils the hidden places in our hearts. Indeed, it is truthfulness that leads to holiness.

God, grant us a zeal for truth that we may stand in Your holy place!

Men everywhere presume they know the “truth,” but they have neither holiness nor power in their lives. Truth must become more than historical doctrine; it must be more than a museum of religious artifacts — mementos from when God once moved. Truth is knowing God’s heart as it was revealed in Christ, and it is knowing our own hearts in the light of God’s grace.

As members of the human race, we are shrouded in ignorance. Barely do we know our world around us; even less do we know the nature of our own souls. Without realizing it, as we search for God’s heart, we are also searching for our own. For it is only in finding Him that we discover ourselves, for we are “in Him” (Acts 17:28).

Yet throughout that searching process, as I position my heart before the Lord, it is with a sense of trembling that I pray the prayer of King David: Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way” (Ps. 139:23-24).

Let us wash the cosmetics from our souls and look at the unadorned condition of our hearts. I know God has created us eternally complete and perfect in Christ. I believe that. But in the first three chapters of John’s Revelation, Jesus did not tell the churches they were “perfect in His eyes.” No! He revealed to them their true conditions; He told them their sins. Without compromise, He placed on them the demand to be overcomers, each in their own unique and difficult circumstance.

Like them, we must know our need. And like them, the souls we want saved dwell here, in a world system structured by lies, illusions and rampant corruption. Our old natures are like well-worn shoes into which we relax; we can be in the flesh instantly without even realizing it. The enemies that defeat us are hidden and latent within us! Thus the Holy Spirit must expose our foes before we can conquer them!

Concerning man’s nature, the prophet Jeremiah wrote, “The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?” (Jer. 17:9). Quoting another of David’s prayers, a similar cry is heard: “Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults. Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins; let them not rule over me; then I will be blameless, and I shall be acquitted of great transgression” (Ps. 19:12-13).

There may be errors inside of us that are actually ruling us without our awareness. Do we realize, for instance, how many of our actions are manipulated purely by vanity and the desire to be seen or accepted by others? Are we aware of the fears and apprehensions that unconsciously influence so many of our decisions? We may have serious flaws inside yet still be either too proud or too insecure to admit we need help.

Concerning ourselves, we think so highly of what we know so little!

Even outwardly, though we know our camera pose, do we know how we appear when we are laughing or crying, eating or sleeping, talking or angry? The fact is, most of us are ignorant of how we appear outwardly to others; much less do we know ourselves inwardly before God! Our fallen thinking processes automatically justify our actions and rationalize our thoughts. Without the Holy Spirit, we are nearly defenseless against our own innate tendencies toward self-deception.

Therefore, if we would be holy, we must first renounce falsehood. In the light of God’ grace, having been justified by faith and washed in the sacrificial blood of Jesus, we need not pretend to be righteous. We need only to become truthful.

No condemnation awaits our honesty of heart — no punishment. We have only to repent and confess our sins to have them forgiven and cleansed; if we will love the truth, we will be delivered from sin and self-deception. Indeed, the nectar of truth is in two things and two things only: to know the heart of God in Christ and our own hearts in Christ’s light.

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Adapted from Francis Frangipane’s book, Holiness, Truth and the Presence of God, available at www.arrowbookstore.com.

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Disobedience to God brings His wrath. The third chapter of Colossians is all about avoiding disobedience. Colossians 3:1-7 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.

Being candid with yourself and the Holy Spirit, are you now still disobedient to God’s instructions? Are you still playing church as a spectator? Is it a current or an old issue needing to be confessed? And then repented of ? Do you think His Word is only for the disciples 2,000 years ago? Do you have any residue of disobedience as an issue for such a time as this? Was it connected to your upbringing as a child? Was it a family pattern in any way? ?

God bless you as you seek His Holy Spirit Wisdom and Comfort on this issue. May you go forward on His path, “perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” (2 Corinthians 7:1).

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