Faith Building Confessions pt 4

Confession That Decrees My Faith Works   I hear, study, believe and confess God’s Word, and my faith continues to grow. I abide in God and His Word abides in me. So, I ask for what I need according to His Word, and I believe I receive it by faith. Jesus is Lord over my situation, and I do not fear or worry about what I’m going through because I released my faith, and God’s Will is being done in my life right now. Jesus is the Author and Finisher of my faith, so I look to Him by believing and acting on His Word! I believe that my faith works because I believe God’s Word is true, and His Word ALWAYS comes to pass. He is the rewarder of those who seek Him. I not only hear the Word, but I act on it by faith. I do not doubt, but I believe in my heart that I have what I spoke by faith.   Foundation Scriptures: Romans 10:17, John 15:7, Mark 11:23-24, Hebrews 12:2, Hebrews 11:6, James 2:17 When you speak these confessions to build your faith on a regular basis, you will begin to renew your mind to the truth in God’s Word and see a change in every area of you life! Don’t ever let the enemy have the last word. Speak the Word of God — speak faith! Let us know in the comments below how we can praise God with you in renewing your...
Faith Building Confessions pt 3

Faith Building Confessions pt 3

Confession To Move The Mountains The Enemy Has Placed In My Path   I do as Jesus did, I speak to the mountain of __(fill in)___ in my life. I command it to be removed from my (life, body, relationship, job, etc.) and cast it into the sea and away from me! I believe I receive it removed by faith. I have no doubt in my mind that I am free from ___(fill in)___. No weapons of fear, doubt or unbelief formed against me shall prosper. I call those things that are not as though they were and hope for what I do not have — waiting patiently for it to come to pass in my life — all the while walking in the truth that I am FREE through Jesus Christ!   Foundation Scriptures: Mark 11:23-25, Isaiah 54:17, Romans 4:17, Romans 8:25, Romans 8:31-39. Leave us a comment below and let us know how we can Praise God with you in your...
Faith Building Confessions pt 2

Faith Building Confessions pt 2

Confession For Keeping My Focus on My Father And Not On What’s Going On Around Me.   I am not moved by what I see, feel or experience. I have the God kind of faith. My focus is upon my Father. God’s Word is in my heart and in my mouth. I have spoken my faith and I believe I receive  ___(fill in)____. Although I may not have seen the physical results as of yet, I know I have them and am unmoved by negative circumstances. Thank you, God, that I have a great High Priest in heaven, and His Name is Jesus Christ. He said I can have whatever I say. So, out of the abundance of my heart, I speak the Word of God over my situation. YOUR WORD NEVER FAILS! Foundation Scriptures: Romans 10:8, Mark 11:23-24, James 2:17, Hebrews 4:14-16, Matthew 12:34   We would love to hear how God has blessed you through this, if you can, please leave us a comment letting us know! We enjoy praising God for His...
Faith Building Confessions

Faith Building Confessions

Hebrews 11:6 — But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Faith is the entryway to everything that God has for you! Your faith applies to every area of your life: spiritual, mental, physical and even relational, professional and yes, even financial. Do you realize that you have the same opportunities to use the faith of God as Jesus does? Romans 8:17 — And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. If the Word of God is true, and we know that it is infallible, then this verse by itself tells us that everything that Jesus has we have. That what joint heirs with Christ means! That right there alone should be shouting ground! Mark 9:23 — Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Matthew 17:20 — And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Mark 11:23 — For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come...
Revival’s Influence On The Unsaved

Revival’s Influence On The Unsaved

This week we are looking at revival’s influence on the unsaved. We are currently working through R.A. Torrey’s book “How to Pray,” published by Whitaker House Publishing. Does today’s revival have any affect on the unsaved? While it is true that there are some revivals that have had tremendous affect on the community in bringing the lost into a relationship with Jesus, the opposite is also true in the fact that there have been many “revivals” that were nothing more than series of meetings for the born again, not having much impact on the lost in the community. The measure of true revival is the revival’s influence on the unsaved! First of all, revivals should bring us to the point of recognizing our own sin. In Isaiah 6 we see the affect of getting a real vision of who God is, had upon Isaiah. Isaiah 6:5: Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. It wasn’t until Isaiah saw for himself who God was that he was able to see his own true self: unclean. Jesus said that when the Spirit was come He would convince the world of sin. (John 16:7-8) Apostle Paul, before his meeting with the Lord, was a devout man, a religious man, a man that had great zeal for doing God’s work. His entire world got turned upside down after his meeting with the Lord on the road to Damascus. He...

Revival In Christians

As you would expect, the results of revival upon the Body of Christ is much the same as it is upon the Ministers. This week we are going to look at the results of revival in Christians. We are currently working through R.A. Torrey’s book “How to Pray,” published by Whitaker House Publishing. In revival, Christians are compelled of the Holy Ghost, to come out from the world and live separated lives. (2 Corinthians 6:17) It is in these times of revival that God’s Light shines on the areas of our lives that don’t line up with His Word and brings to our attention a decision that has to be made! (2 Corinthians 4:6) We read in Isaiah Chapter 6, that when Isaiah came face to face with the Lord, the presence of God brought Isaiah to the knowledge of his uncleanliness. (vs. 5) It is at that moment in time that we must make a decision: are we going to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God and repent or are we going to turn away and dismiss what the Spirit of God is showing us? Revival in Christians, brings about a renewed and fresh anointing for prayer.  It is in the presence of God that prayer becomes a personal lifestyle and not just something to do out of religious duty. The voice of persistent and earnest prayer is heard both day and night. (Acts 2:42-47) Revival in Christians means that no longer is the question asked does God hear us, for it becomes evident that not only does God hear our prayers but He also answers our...
Revival In Ministers

Revival In Ministers

True revival causes change in all of us, we are given a fresh outlook on life, our commUnities, and eternal destinations of those around us. This week in our studies we are going to look at the results of revival in ministers. We are currently working through R.A. Torrey’s book “How to Pray,” published by Whitaker House Publishing.   In revival, ministers receive a renewed love for souls. We ministers, as a whole, get to “involved” with the day to day obligations of pastoring, that we can get off focus of what really matters…the eternal souls of men and women. We can get so “busy” doing ministry that we get our priorities out of place and forget why God called us into the ministry to begin with. Galatians 6:9  tells us that we are not to get weary in well doing, or in other words don’t be so busy doing ministry that you get off track and become faint, weak, or outright fail in ministry because we get our eyes off of Jesus and onto ourselves or our ministry itself! True revival in minsters brings a fresh anointing for reaching the lost and hurting in our commUnities. Our goal comes into focus, on bringing the lost to Jesus. Let’s agree here, that this is why God first called us into the ministry to begin with, to reach the lost! (Luke 4:18-19) In revival, minsters receive a renewed love for and faith in God’s Word. It is inevitable that when we allow ourselves to become compassed about in the presence of God, that our love for His Word and our...
2015 Has Been Fulfilled 2016 Has Just Begun!

2015 Has Been Fulfilled 2016 Has Just Begun!

I want to pause on our regular blog subject just for this week and reflect on the Glory of God in the past year. “Revealing the King in 2015” Men of Renown held their first game supper in Feb. feeding some where around 400 +/- people in both great food and great Word! Kid’s Crusade in August saw a church full of kids from all ages engrossed in the Word of the Lord brought by Pastors Kevin and Veronica Vogele. We had a Water Baptism in August where we saw 15 people baptized. We were believing that this was going to be the year that the body of Christ at Christian Life and the body of Christ here at Advance First would come together as one. On October 11th, we held our Reconciliation Service, where the two Bodies of Christ came together in a Salt Covenant. One thing that we didn’t know at the time was that God was moving in another Church’s heart at this very time. New Beginnings Church, in Aid, Mo. not only was at this service but also took part in our Salt Covenant! (Three Churches coming together as ONE? Are you kidding me God?) God said “NOPE, I Am doesn’t kid”! Sure enough, in just a short bit of time the Body of Christ at New Beginnings came and became part of what God is building here in Advance. WOW!!!!!!! The plans for the new facility are getting close to being done. We are looking at beginning dirt work as soon as the weather begins to warm up! Now God has already told us...
General Revival

General Revival

We are currently working through R.A. Torrey’s book “How to Pray,” published by Whitaker House Publishing. Let’s be honest, the world in which we live has changed drastically in my life time. We have a president of the United States that has publicly stated that we are no more a Christian nation but a melding pot of many different religions. If there were ever the need of a general revival, it is now! King David said in Psalms 85:6 – Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? It is surely time for the Born Again to allow God to work through them. For the world, and sadly, many mainline denominations have made void God’s commandments. (Psalms 119:126) The great need for this day is a general revival. So let’s consider first of all what a general revival is. Definition of Revival: The return or recall to activity from a state of languor or a recall, return, or recovery from a state of neglect, oblivion, obscurity or depression. A general revival is not focused on the unsaved, or unrighteous but rather it is focused on the born again that has become lethargic through conflict and trials. New salvations become a normal by-product of Christians revived and on fire for God. A revival is a time of quickening or impartation of life. Since only God can give life (John 10:10b), a revival is a time when man allows God to manifest Himself among His people. A general revival is a time when this new life from God is not confined to scattered localities, but is...