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LIFE-GIVING WATERS

LIFE-GIVING IMAGES

Isaiah 33:21 “There the Lord will be our Mighty One. It will be like a place of broad rivers and streams. No galley with oars will ride them, no mighty ship will sail them.”

The Scene: Gentle currents–flow of a broad, shallow river with peaceful surroundings.

The Lord promises us peace like a river when we obey Him.

Isaiah 48:18 “If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea.”

When we choose to release our fleshly being to the will of the Holy Spirit, we can find peace and enjoy inner peace in the heart.

Isaiah 46:4 “Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”

We can trust Him in all circumstances in His time. Psalm 119:165 “Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing will make them stumble.”

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6-51 PROTECTION

ROOTS OF BITTERNESS

ROOTS OF BITTERNESS

Hebrews 12:14 ” Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.”

The Scene: Two doves, their names are Love and Kindness, hovering above the plants . The plants are bitter herbs and bitter roots, that represent hurting people who are bitter and haveheart trouble“, the Holy Spirit said.

Psalm 139:23-24 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

1 Peter 3:8, 10-13 “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. For, whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

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6-54 Humility

JESUS IS OUR STRONGHOLD

JESUS OUR STRONGHOLD

1 Samuel 13:6 “When the men of Israel saw that their situation was critical and that their army was hard pressed, they hid in caves and thickets, among the rocks, and in pits and cisterns.”

The Scene: a natural cave–a stronghold

1 Samuel 23:14 “David stayed in the desert strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands.”

Jesus Christ our Lord is our stronghold. We are in Him and He is in us we follow the truth of God’s Word. Jesus is our defender; like David’s cave, Jesus is our provider of protection, when we call upon His mighty name. We can run into Him and be safe from our enemies.

Psalm 125:2 “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore.”

Proverbs 2:8 “For he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.”

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6-49 PROTECTION

3 W’s

THREE W’s

Psalm 143:10 “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”

The Scene: Three W’s, symbolic of WHAT–WHERE–WHEN; a reminder that we are to seek and follow the Holy Spirit’s lead for our lives,* asking the Holy Spirit for guidance daily, staying tuned into Him, always asking: What? Where? and When? He will lead us through our days as we follow His plan. In this way our day will be successful. * He is the vine we are the branches. We have been grafted into Jesus by His Holy Spirit. (John 15:5)

Psalm 25:9 “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.”

Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.”(“with my eyes.” –KJV)

When we truly learn to trust the Lord Jesus Christ and His ways we can learn to listen for His voice to guide us.

Isaiah 30:21 “Whether you turn to your right or to your left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’ ”

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6-43 HOLY SPIRIT WISDOM

TIMELINE OF LIFE

TIMELINE OF LIFE

Romans 8:6-8 “The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.”

The Scene: The black horizontal line (going left to right) represents one’s lifetime and the choices made. The red line represents the worldly-wide path to destruction, which is eternal death in hell with Satan and his followers. The green line shows the way leading to eternal life in heaven. The blue line is the narrow road showing righteousness through operating in the Holy Spirit, being and living according to God’s Holy Word. The next step on life’s journey can be to ask Jesus Christ to make us His bride, as the spirit of Elijah before we go to heaven.

READ Romans 6:1-14 Dead to sin, alive to Christ

1 Peter 2:24-25 ” He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.”

Romans 6:17-18 “But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

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6-44 LIFE

GOD’S POWER

GOD’S POWER

Luke 10:19 “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”

The Scene: Representation of God’s mighty right hand, turning the shaft of a large gear assembly that is turning the world; symbolic of God’s power and authority.

The Holy Spirit reminds us that born-again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ have been given God’s power and authority to drive off our spiritual enemy, Satan and his army of evildoers, both physical and spiritual.

Ephesians 6:10 (KJV) “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”

The key is to must stop sinning, then we can ask for God’s help and power.

John 15:7 “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given to you.”

The Holy Spirit tells us we have His power when we pray. So pray in a fashion similar to this: “By the power of the Holy Spirit I command you, Satan, to leave and to go to the place of the dry bones forever.”

We have been given power and authority from God to overcome all sorts of evil. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit and God is living inside of us! He tells us that if we have enough faith, we can move mountains. However the power is from God that does the work. Matthew 17:20b “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you,”

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6-48 GOD’S POWER

INDEPENDENCE DAY

INDEPENDENCE DAY

John 8:32,36 “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set

The Scene: Broken shackles–symbolic of freedom from the chains of sin and death, that only comes through the freedom that Jesus Christ our Lord can bring.*

*Some nations celebrate Independence Day, a day of freedom, but only in the physical sense. Real freedom comes to those who choose to be born-again, by believing in Jesus the only Son of our heavenly Father and by trusting in Him through repentance.

Galatians 5:1 “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”

Romans 8:1-2 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.”

2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

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6-21 FREEDOM

COMING OF OUR GOD (JESUS)

COMING OF OUR GOD (JESUS)

Luke 21:27-28At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

The Scene: Swirling clouds and bright sun shining through the cloud indicating the coming of the Lord Jesus, as He promised during His earthly ministry.

Revelation 22:7, 12 ” ‘Behold, I am coming soon!* Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book. v.12 ‘Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.’ ”

*soon: quickly, suddenly.

Matthew 24:3,5,12-13 “As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. ‘Tell us’ they said, ‘When will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?’ v.5 ‘For many will come in my name, claiming, “I am the Christ,” and will deceive many.’ v. 1213 ‘Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.’ “

Christians are called to love God first.

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6-47 JESUS’ RETURN

FALSE DOCTRINES

FALSE DOCTRINES

Romans 16:17-18 “I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.”

The Scene: Flower bed representing the saints of the Church–with weeds growing among the flowers; symbolic of false teachers infiltrating the one true Church–creating the apostate church.*

*Satan seeks to conquer and destroy God’s Church by dividing and weakening it in the process, but we know that he cannot win!

God’s Word is not only for instruction but is also intended for us to be hopeful.

Romans 15:4 “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

Ephesians 5:6-7 “Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them.”

Matthew 16:11-12 ” ‘How is it you don’t understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.’Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”

We are called to read the Word for ourselves and to allow the Holy Spirit to lead us in the interpretation to show ourselves approved unto God. (Also see 2 Timothy 2:15)

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6-45 DECEIVED

FELLOWSHIP OFFERING

FELLOWSHIP OFFERING

Deuteronomy 27:4-9 “And when you have crossed the Jordan, set up these stones on Mount Ebal, as I command you today, and coat them with plaster. Build there an altar to the Lord your God, an altar of stones. Do not use any iron tool upon them. Build the altar of the Lord your God with fieldstones and offer burnt offerings on it to the Lord your God. Sacrifice fellowship offerings there, eating them and rejoicing in the presence of the Lord your God. And you shall write very clearly all the words of this law on these stones you have set up.”

The Scene: The altar built to the Lord, of natural stones and set one upon the other with grout in between the stones.

A felllowship offering was then presented to the Lord* *See: Leviticus 7:11-27; A description of how the altar was to be built and the sacrifice to be eaten, in God’s presence.

The fellowship offering of thanksgiving provided to the people by Father God was given by the priest, back to God virtually, and then shared by that priest with God’s people.

Exodus 20:24 “Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored I will come to you and bless you.”

Father God gave His people rules for their own good, bringing blessings to those who choose to honor and serve Him. So give God your best and He will give you His best–His Son, Jesus Christ, Savior.

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6-46 GOD’S BLESSINGS