Dig a little deeper into the Word with Pastor Petie.
Monday, May 31 2021
Blame – Kataginosko (Strong’s Greek 2607): to condemn, to find fault with, to accuse
DON’T BLAME GOD
He that hath seen me hath seem the Father… Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwellest in me, he doth the works. (John 14:9-10)
Many of the laws that govern this earth today came into being when Adam sinned and the curse came upon the earth. Because people don’t understand this, they accuse God of causing accidents, sicknesses, the death of loved ones, storms, catastrophes, earthquakes, floods, etc. Even insurance policies call such things “acts of God.” They are not acts of God! They are acts of the devil!
Jesus set aside these natural laws to bless humanity. We don’t see Jesus bringing any storms on people. In fact, we see Jesus stilling the storm. Therefore, God didn’t send the storm. Jesus wouldn’t rebuke something God did! But Je-sus did rebuke what the devil stirred up.
When you see Jesus at work, you see God at work. Jesus’ description of the Father, and His statement that “…he that hath seen me hath seen the Father . . . (John 14:9), make it impossible to accept the teaching that sickness and disease are from God. The very nature of God refutes such an idea!
CONFESSION: God is love. And I don’t blame God for what the devil does. I look at Jesus and see love at work.
(Kenneth Hagin Sr.)
Friday, May 28 2021
Renew - Anakainoo (Strong’s Greek 341): To be renovated by an inward reformation, to make new again, complete a process, to renew by moving from one stage to a higher (more developed) one; make qualitatively new.
Believers must begin to allow The Word to renew their minds concerning healing.
HEALING IS GOOD
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power; who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. (Acts 10:38)
WHO anointed Jesus of Nazareth? God did! And Jesus said, “…the Father that dwelleth in me, he doth the works” (John14:10). How did God do these works of healings through Jesus? By anointing Jesus with the Holy Spirit and with healing power.
Therefore, it was actually God healing the people when Je-sus healed them, because it was God who had anointed Je-sus. God is in the healing business! He’s not in the sickness business!
Who was it Jesus healed? All that were oppressed of the devil. All! ALL! Everyone healed under the ministry of Jesus was oppressed of the devil. (This doesn’t mean that everyone had an evil spirit, but it does mean that the devil is behind all sickness.)
Yet to hear some people talk - even ministers - they would lead you to believe that God and the devil had swapped jobs in the last 2,000 years, and God is putting sickness on people, and the devil is healing them. BUT NO! The devil is the same devil he has always been, and God is the same God!
CONFESSION: Satan is the oppressor, not God. Jesus is the Deliverer!
(Kenneth Hagin Sr. teaching)
Monday, May 17 2021
HEALING has three different translations (1) Laomai (G2390): to cure, heal & lama (G2386): made whole =in-stantaneous miraculous healing; (2) Sozo (G4982) salvation; restoring spirit, soul and body; (3) Therapeuo (G2323 & G2322): therapeutic-to cure through various ways.
“And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?” (Luke 13:16)
Here we see Jesus going into the synagogue on the Sabbath. A woman was there whose body was bowed together in a fixed position. She couldn’t straighten up. Jesus called her to him, and said, “Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity!” Then Jesus laid hands on her, and immediately she stood straight. The religious leaders of the synagogue got angry. Just like today, religious people look for all kinds of excuses for staying bound by satan’s spirit of infirmity. Many blame sickness on God.
Jesus elaborated on the fact that satan is the author of sickness. Jesus made three enlightening statements. (1) The woman ought to be loosed, she ought not to be bound, she ought to be free from this physical infirmity; (2) It was satan who had bound her, not God; (3) The reason this woman ought to be loosed was because she was a daughter of Abraham.
Are you not a daughter/son of Abraham? Don’t you have a right to be loosed from a spirit of infirmity?
CONFESSION: Since satan is the author of sickness, I OUGHT TO WALK FREE FROM SICKNESS. AND JESUS HAS MADE THE PROVI-SION FOR ME TO DO SO. DIVINE HEALTH IS MY COVENANT RIGHT!
(Kenneth Hagin Sr. teaching)
Monday, May 03 2021
Nasah (Hebrew) & Peirazo (Greek). Both words carry a wide range of meaning that can be translated as either “temptation” or “testing.” In temptation, the word points to an enticement to do evil, or also serves both as a kind of test of the depth and strength of our faith, and as an opportunity to hone our skills and deepen and purify our FAITH by God’s grace. But in testing the connotation is of something that proves our character and shows the depth or integrity of our commitment to God.
TEMPTATION comes from the LURE of our own evil desires. These evil desires lead to evil actions, and evil actions lead to death. James 1:14,15.
SONG: churchie shark -doo doo doo doo doo doo
: heathen shark - doo doo doo doo doo doo
: fence-setter shark - doo doo doo doo doo doo
: pastor shark - doo doo doo doo doo doo
: intercessor shark - doo doo doo doo doo doo
: elder shark - doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
: bible teacher shark - doo doo doo doo doo doo
: worshiper shark - doo doo doo doo doo doo
: hypocrite shark - doo doo doo doo doo doo
Pretend you’re a lean, mean, fighting, eating, shark machine. Being gigantic, you go wherever you want and eat whatever you can gather into your wide jaws. Gliding fearlessly through the deep, you spot a delicious morsel just ahead and above. So, you grab it in one big swallow. Then wham! You feel the hook. TEMPTATIONS like stealing, lying, smoking, drinking alcohol, gossiping, and other “tasty morsels” may seem OK, but they come with hooks. So, when you spot something that looks good but you think it may be bad, or you’re not sure, don’t take the bait. Leave it alone and “swim” away as fast as you can. SAFE AT LAST! DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO. 2x Jesus delivers from evil.
Monday, May 03 2021
Faith (Strong’s 4102: PISTIS) is always a gift from God, and never something that can be produced by people. In short, faith for the believer is “God’s divine persuasion,” and it is therefore distinct from human belief (confidence), yet involving it. The Lord continuously births faith in the yielded believer so they can know what He prefers, I.e. the persuasion of His will (1 John 5:4).
A Lesson from the Life of Helen Keller
Instead, God deliberately chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose those who are powerless to shame those who are powerful. (1 Cor. 1:27)
Helen Keller was born as a normal baby. But a fever left her blind and deaf. Helen became frustrated, smashing dishes & lamps, screaming and throwing temper tantrums.
At the age of 6, she was taken to a specialist that believed Helen could be taught. The parents were advised to visit a local expert on the problems of deaf children. This expert was Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. Then Helen was put in touch with Anne Sullivan, who, through a long and difficult process, taught Helen how to communicate.
Helen Keller proves that every life is valuable, even those who we think have no possible use in society. How much hope, for example, could anyone have for a baby who couldn’t see or hear? Yet Helen Keller went on to write, teach, and inspire millions with her story.
So don’t give up on anyone. See each person as a valuable creation of God and treat him or her as such. And who knows, God may surprise you with what he will do with that life. Put your FAITH TO WORK.
CHOOSE LIFE! Helen Keller was born in 1880.