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Living the Resurrected Life. The Testimony Part 8 - Water, The Blood, and the Spirit - David Mitts

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"And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death. (Rev 12:11 NASB) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message Last chapter we spoke about disappointment and the key of healing the broken heart that makes us sick by lowering our expectations. Lowered expectations distort how we see the reality of possibilities in our life. As we drop our expectation we turn to gimmicks or self-effort and stop believing for the miracles of God to be part of our experience. It’s not necessarily the case, that we don’t believe in miracles, just that somehow, they are not a part of our individual story. The healing we are believing for, the provision for a big vision, the resurrection of a dead relationship, etc. become limited to what we know and understand through our natural seeing and corresponding expectations. In order to have a breakthrough, we

Living the Resurrected Life. The Testimony Part 7 Overcoming Disappointment in the Testimony - David Mitts

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"And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death. (Rev 12:11 NASB) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message One of the main hinderances to writing the vision and making it plain so that we can run is the disappointments from these efforts in our lives in the past. We envision the result that we believe God wants for us and then we struggle to bring it to pass and for whatever reason it doesn’t happen. This begins to rob us of the power and trust to pursue again. This is the power of disappointment. It has the potential to damage our heart. “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12) We have all experienced the disappointment of believing God for a certain good outcome and seeing that outcome fail or at the very least come to pass in a greatly reduced fashion. This causes many of

Living the Resurrected Life. The Testimony Part 6 What You See is What You Say - David Mitts

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"And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death. (Rev 12:11 NASB) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message Intentional speech is speech with a purpose. Purpose reflects perspective, how we see ourselves and our lives. Prophetic ministry is mostly about vision. The Bible tells us that without vision we lose restraint or discipline. “Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is one who keeps the Law.” (Proverbs 29:18) The Hebrew root used here to convey the concept of being without a guiding vision, without restraint is “parah”. This word is translated in various ways. The word picture literally means to have your hair loose and wild. The hair is connected to the glory of an individual or the unique nature of that person. A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness. (Pro 16:31 NAS

Living the Resurrected Life. The Testimony Part 5 The Voice and Intentional Speech, Influencing Our Reality - David Mitts

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““And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.” (Revelation 12:11) To listen to the audio-only version click below  We overcome through the blood of the Lamb, our testimony and not loving our own lives even when faced with death. We have been focusing on the power of our testimony, the words we use to connect with the power of our salvation, our healing and deliverance from the bondage of the world system. The world system throws us into confusion. It does this by overwhelming us with many voices. The word confusion comes from the Latin root, “confusio”, which means to mix together. We get into confusion when we mix the holy with the common. Distinctions disappear into the mess and our thinking and actions become muddy. The scripture tells us: for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. (1Co 14:33 NASB) This verse is in the

Living the Resurrected Life: The Testimony Part 4 The Voice of Power the Tongue - David Mitts

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““And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.” (Revelation 12:11) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message We live in extremely perilous times. What marks them as such is the delusions and divisions that are represented as truth in our world. Yeshua declared that such times would immediately precede His return. “And at that time many will fall away, and they will betray one another and hate one another. “And many false prophets will rise up and mislead many people. “And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will become cold. “But the one who endures to the end is the one who will be saved. “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:10-14) Betrayal, hatred, deceptions, lawlessness, and coldness of love. These are the chal

Living the Resurrected Life. The Testimony Part 3 The Voice of Power- The Gift of Forgetting - David Mitts

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““And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.” (Revelation 12:11) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message Recovering our voice, the power of our testimony releases the overcoming life. We have often struggled with having boldness in our speech. Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech—(2Co 3:12) The key to boldness is expectation of a favorable outcome, what the Word calls a hope. Imagine a situation where you are being threatened but you know that your deliverance is at hand. That hope, that promise of salvation gives you boldness in your speech. (insert story) The key is our focus, how we see. Like the scout who went into the Land, we either put our hope in the power of the giants or in the power of our loving God. How do we get to that point? I want to look at the phenomenon of forgetting. Forgetting

Living the Resurrected Life. The Testimony Part 2 The Voice of Power - David Mitts

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““And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.” (Revelation 12:11) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message Recovering our voice is an important tool of the overcoming life. What does it mean to recover our voice? Our voice is named as our testimony. Our testimony is our statement of truth. Think of an auto accident that you witnessed. Your witness is only valuable when you testify of what you have seen, what you perceive as what happened or as you think of it as “the truth”. To speak of the truth, you first must have witnessed the truth. Therefore, Yeshua told the disciples to tarry in Jerusalem to receive the Spirit and power to be a witness of the truth. but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of