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Deliverance: Ahava, Love - David Mitts

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You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. (Deu 6:5) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message   The core of the Gospel is love. We all know the classic salvation scripture of John 3:16. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (Joh 3:16) We know that not only does God love the world but also that God is love. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. (1Jn 4:8) If our salvation is based on knowing God, then learning to love is essential. The new covenant is marked by intimacy with God. Because finding fault with them, He says: "BEHOLD, THE DAYS ARE COMING, SAYS THE LORD, WHEN I WILL MAKE A NEW COVENANT WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AND WITH THE HOUSE OF JUDAH—NOT ACCORDING TO THE COVENANT THAT I MADE WITH THEIR FATHERS IN THE DAY WHEN I TOOK THEM BY THE HAND TO LEAD THEM OUT O

Deliverance: The Sh’ma Part 2 - David Mitts

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““Hear, Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message   Listening is the key to entering the reality of the Kingdom of God. Last chapter we examined the ancient Hebrew letters that make up the word, sh’ma . Reviewing, the letters are “shin”, “mem” and “ayin”. Ayin, in ancient Hebrew, is the picture of an eye, which clues us in that perspective is a key to listening. How we see someone greatly impacts how open we are to listening with an open heart and mind to their input. One could argue that the major purpose of higher education is to empower the degree recipients to be credible in the larger conversation of society. The recent pandemic has clearly demonstrated how vulnerable we all are to the “experts”. These voices often ran counter to just basic logic, common sense if you will. Their declarations of safe and effective practices were often ludicrous. Even to this day, you can see th

Deliverance:The Sh’ma - David Mitts

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““Hear, Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message   Deliverance requires a deliverer. Our deliverer is Yeshua and He is known as the Word of God. In Hebrew, He is the Davar-Elohim. For a Word to be able to act as our deliverance, it must be heard. This is the beginning of faith or trust in the Word. “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17) In order to have a deliverance, we must have faith. In order to have faith, we must have “hearing”. Hearing is the Hebrew word sh’ma. The first use of sh’ma in the Bible occurs right in the beginning after Adam and Eve have disobeyed God by eating the forbidden fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. “Now they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.” (G

Deliverance: Being One - David Mitts

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“Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you also were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism,” (Ephesians 4:1-5) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message   Deliverance begins with a release from unholy attachments, loosening and is fulfilled in a binding, a covenant of oneness. This is process is accessed through the keys of the kingdom. “And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."” (Matthew 16:19, NKJV) When we are fully integrated with the One who is One then we are free. It is our divided nature that keeps fro

Deliverance: The Key to Intimacy - David Mitts

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“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."” (John 8:32) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message   Emet is the Hebrew word for truth. Yeshua tells us that we shall “know” the truth and that knowing shall make us free. The opposite of knowing the truth is believing in lies. This chapter I want to begin a deeper dive into the word for “knowing” the truth. The word translated as “know” is the Hebrew word yada. It is composed of three letters. The first is the yod, which is the picture of a hand. Hands are called yadaim, which is the Hebrew word construct that speaks of a pair. The yod is the ancient Hebrew word picture of an arm with an extended hand. This will make sense as we complete the picture. The next character is the dalet, which is the word picture of a door. Finally, the root completes with the ayin, the word picture of an eye which means a shift in perspective. The composite picture is a hand opening a door

Deliverance: The Freedom Key of Truth - David Mitts

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“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."” (John 8:32) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message   Last chapter we looked at the liberation that comes from the “chesed” of God, His secret counsel that protects and delivers us strategically into a kingdom of abundance. Chesed is often defined as “mercy” or “lovingkindness”. This is the outer court reality of chesed, by which we mean that when we look at the impact of chesed, we see the operation of mercy or the expression of the loving-kindness of God. When we look deeper, to the inner court reality of chesed, we see that the word as defined by three main ancient Hebrew letters or characters, “chet”, “samech”, and “dalet” give us the composite definition that chesed is the secret counsel of the Lord that He encircles and protects revealing His covenant love. Psalm 85:10 tells us: “Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed.” (Psalms 85:10

Deliverance: Covenant Keeping, the Secret of Chesed - David Mitts

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“For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed," Says the LORD, who has mercy on you.” (Isaiah 54:10, NKJV) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message   There are some things that are beyond time and space. The hills and mountains are the most stable things in our planet. Yet the Lord tells us that beyond that is the permanence of the kindness of the Lord, the “chesed” of the Lord. Let’s dive a little deeper into the mystery of “chesed”. First the Hebrew letters, chet, samech, dalet. Samech dalettogether mean the word “secret” or “counsel”. “For the perverse person is an abomination to the LORD, But His secret counsel, “sod” is with the upright.” (Proverbs 3:32, NKJV) As we have learned from the word for grace, “chen”, the chetcharacter means to encircle with a fence to protect what is inside. Tying this all together we see that the Lord is telli