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The Covenant, B’rit - David Mitts

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The secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him, And He will make them know His covenant. (Psa 25:14) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message Last session, we spoke about waiting on Lord, about His set times, seasons and the power that comes from that place of trust. This session, I want to look at the reason for that trust, His covenant. Covenant is the heart of our salvation. We are saved not because of legalism or because of any conditions on our part, that would works salvation. Instead, we are saved on the basis of God’s word. God is both the author, the giver of the Word and the guarantee based on His Word, the completer of our salvation. fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Heb 12:2) Notice that He is both the author and the perfecter of faith. What does that mean? The author is the one who

The Timing of God, Waiting - David Mitts

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But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. (Isa 40:31) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message     As we come into a new year and a new season in our lives, we naturally present our heart’s desires to the Lord. Much of what we want to see is truly God’s will for our lives and as His children, we seek His face and His blessing. Often God responds with a resounding “yes” and we think it should just fall into place. Yet there is also the issue of timing. If we look at Biblical examples, we see this played out again and again. There is a set time for the manifestation of the promise of God. Take, for example the promise to Abraham and Sarah that they would have a son. After many unfruitful years, in the time described as beyond hope, God appears to Abraham and declares: But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall

Deliverance: Authority, Yad - David Mitts

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““For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”” (Mat 8:9) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message     One of the most important capabilities that empowers deliverance from the kingdom of this world into the Kingdom of God is the issue of authority. In fact, it could be said that deliverance is just a shift in authority. Think of this world’s system as a prison with its warden, the devil and its guards, principalities and powers described as “rulers” of wickedness. Paul spoke it this way: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against

The Gift - Part 4 - David Mitts

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“However, since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to use them properly: if prophecy, in proportion to one’s faith;” (Rom 12:6)    To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message     Last chapter we began looking at the redemptive gifts illuminated by the Apostle Paul in Romans 12. We spoke about the first three, the prophet, the servant and the teacher. We saw that the prophet operates by the principle of design. The servant operates by the principle of authority and the teacher by the principle of responsibility. Design is all about solving problems and the creativity of bringing forth the future. Authority is about honor and empowerment by trust. Responsibility is the ownership of truth. This chapter we will finish up by looking at the final four gifts.  4. EXHORTER (Principle of Sowing and Reaping)  Has the ability to cross every kind of barrier (social, racial, economic, religious) and relate to people wherever

The Gift - Part 3 - David Mitts

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“However, since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to use them properly: if prophecy, in proportion to one’s faith;” (Rom 12:6) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message     We have been sharing about the gift of God. The ancient Hebrew word for gift is the word picture “natan”. This begins and ends with the pictogram of a seed, represented by the Hebrew letter, nun. In the middle of the word is the tav, which is the representation of the cross. We are all born gifted, with seed implanted in our hearts and then through the death and resurrection our natural seed becomes supernatural born again seed which is fullness of our destiny. This process was described by Yeshua as the need for the seed to die to bring forth its true fruit, the destiny of the seed. “Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” (Joh 12:24) This call

The Gift - Part 2 - David Mitts

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“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:” (1Co 12:1) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message   Last chapter, we began our conversation about the gift of God. We looked at the ancient Hebrew word for gift, Natan, which both begins and ends with a nun, the character for seed. In the middle is the tav, the symbol for the cross. From this picture, we realized that the gift we carry is one that begins with God and is completed through the cross. The cross represents releasing our gifting to death to ourselves and allowing resurrection life to bring the gift to its full manifestation. This chapter I want to delve deeper into the specifics of the gifts of God given by the Holy Spirit to each Believer and the Body as a whole. Of primary importance to God are the intentions or the motivations of the heart. “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the divisi

The Gift - David Mitts

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For this reason, I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. (2Ti 1:6) To listen to the audio-only version click below    One of the power tools of the kingdom of God is the ability to activate within our specific gifting. Gifting and purpose are inextricably linked. “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the multifaceted grace of God.” (1Pe 4:10) We see from this verse that the gifts we walk in are a testimony of the manifold, multifaceted grace of God. Grace, as we remember, is the Hebrew word “chen”. Chen is the word picture of a fence which guards or surrounds the seed of God’s word, plan, and destiny. Keep that in mind as we develop the understanding and application of the gift of God. Peter tells the congregation that there is an interconnectedness of our giftings and that we are stewards which tells us there is an accountability for how we live out our giftings. T