TWELVE

TWELVE

Matthew 10:1 “He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.”

The Scene: A large number 12….in the Holy Bible, the number 12 represents many things which include: authority, governmental perfection, divine government, power and rule.

But on the day of this vision, the Holy Spirit explained to this author that the number 12 represents obedience to God. All the items mentioned above require obedience. The following event required listening to God and doing as He said:

Matthew 14:17-20 ” ‘We have here only five loaves and two fishes,’ they answered. ‘Bring them here to me,’ he said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.”

The USA Supreme Court, at times, has had 12 jurists; trial juries have 12 members. We have a God of order. How do we maintain order? Without obedience to the US Constitution and the laws written by godly people, the USA has anarchy. God’s people are to lead the way, by example to the Word of God. No matter what worldly people are doing, we follow Jesus Christ.

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7-xx ORDER

EQUIPING OF THE SAINTS

EQUIPPING THE SAINTS

Galatians 5:16-17 “So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature.”

The Scene: A basket of fruit, symbolic of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. (See Galatians 5:22)

God has given His people the fruit of the Holy Spirit, so that they may have the tools to help us live a more godly life in this world. Everyone’s spirit is in conflict with their sinful nature, so we have been given God’s nature to overcome the world.

Galatians 5:25 “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”

John 15:1-3 “My Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.”

God’s way of helping us is to mature His people spiritually to become more like Him each day.

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7-19 FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

CELEBRATE

CELEBRATE

Psalm 145:7 “They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.”

The Scene: A fireworks display as seen in a vision during a church service. The people sang joyfully in celebration of God’s abundant goodness.

Psalm 33:1-3 “Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully and shout for joy.”

Psalm 100:1-3 ” Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God, It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”

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7-18 JOY

TRUE NORTH

TRUE NORTH

john 2:19-22 “Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.’ The Jews replied, ‘It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?’ But the temple he had spoken of was his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the Scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.”

The Scene: A compass that indicates True North. Magnetic North is defined by Random House Webster’s College Dictionary pub. 1991 as “differing in most places from true north.”

The Holy Spirit through God’s Word always points Christian believers toward God’s Truth. The difference between denominationalism and true Christianity as intended by God’s Word and the teachings of Jesus, our Savior, can be like the difference between Magnetic North and True North on a compass. Denominationalism in many cases has taken God’s Truth and bent it by adding man’s jealousy, philosophy, traditions, misunderstandings, and misinterpretations of God’s Word. The Holy Spirit quickens that these are the very reasons and root causes for the Jews and Gentiles killing Jesus. They had “missed the mark” through their iniquity.

Today we witness the breaking away of the apostate church from the One True Church. God’s Word, the Holy Scripture, warns His people to be aware of this occurrence and to study the Holy Bible with the Spirit of God to interpret. And the Spirit of God was the One who wrote the Scriptures through man so people would avoid succumbing to the lies promulgated by mankind.

2 Timothy 2:15 “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”

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7-17 TRUTH

OUR FACES(follow the Son)

OUR FACES (FOLLOW TH SON)

John 8:12 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ “

The Scene: Pansies in a clay pot–their faces follow the sun shining on them.

Matthew 17:2 “There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.”

As true believers and followers of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, we are to keep our eyes on Him; He is our guiding Light.

Revelation 1:16 “In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. ”

Ephesians 5:8-9 ” For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. For the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth.”

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7-16 LIGHT

OUR FACES FOLLOW THE SON

OUR FACES FOLLOW THE SON

John 8:12 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘! am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ “

The Scene: Pansies in a clay pot with their faces following the sun shining on them.

As true believers and followers of Jesus Christ our Savior, we are to keep our eyes fixed on Him for He is our guiding light.

Revelation 1:16 “In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all his brilliance.”

Ephesians 5:8 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth.) “

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7-16 LIGHT

OUR PATTERN FOR LIFE

OUR PATTERN FOR LIFE

2 TIMOTHY 1:13-14 “What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you–guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.”

The Scene: A pattern of hearts and white crosses– RED HEARTS representing the love of Jesus for each one of his own. The CROSSES represent the love and trust each born-again person has developed for Jesus Christ (maturity in the faith).

This is the pattern we are to follow: the hearts and crosses connected together, just as Jesus intended for the Church to be connected together through Him, and His desire for Christians to stay connected throughout eternity in heaven.

Psalm 119:165 “Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.”

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

John 10:15 “Just as the Father knows me and I know the Father– and I lay down my life for the sheep.”

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7-15 LOVE

TRUE NORTH

TRUE NORTH

John 2:19-21 “Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.’ The Jews replied, ‘It has taken forty-six years to build this temple and you are going to raise it in three days? But the temple he had spoken of was his body.”

The Scene: A compass that indicates both true north and magnetic north.

The Holy Spirit through God’s Word points the Christian toward God’s Truth.

The difference between denominationalism and true Christianity, as intended by God’s Word and the teachings of Jesus, is like the difference between magnetic north and true north on a compass. Denominationalism in many ways has taken God’s Truth and bent it by adding man’s philosophies, traditions, misunderstandings, and misinterpretations of God’s Word.

The high priests of the Pharisees and Sadducees had Jesus killed because of their envy/jealousy (their iniquity, which means missing the mark of God’s perfection).

Matthew 27:18-20 “For he knew it was out of envy that they handed Jesus over to him. While Pilate was sitting on the judge’s seat, his wife sent him this message: ‘Don’t have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him.’ But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.”

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7-17 INIQUITY

SPIRIT OF POWER

SPIRIT OF POWER

2 Timothy 1:6-7 “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.”

The Scene: A large fan capable of fanning up flames–each blade represents piety-faith-zeal-love, that the Holy Spirit places in our hearts, when we receive His Holy Spirit in our hearts through faith in Jesus Christ.

Paul was writing his second letter to Timothy– a letter of encouragement. Paul’s message is written for all who are born of the Holy Spirit–we are to show great zeal for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Romans 12:1113 “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”

We have our example to follow.

Acts 10:37-38 “You Know what happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached–how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.”

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7-14 HOLY SPIRIT POWER

OUR SINS REMOVED

OUR SINS REMOVED

Psalm 103:8, 11-12 “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; so far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”

The Scene: A fixed compass–symbolic of how great the Lord’s love, mercy and grace are for his children, those who are born-again believers.

Ephesians 2:4-5 “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved. “

1 Peter 1:3 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

Romans 5:17 “For if by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.”

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7-13 GRACE AND MERCY