Christ seeing and appreciating!


“If The Church Would Just Pray....”
Gossipers would stop talking!
Liars would stop lying!
Cheaters would stop cheating!
Back-biters would stop back-biting!
Drunkards would stop drinking!
Coke addicts would stop snorting!
Smokers would stop smoking!
Fresh woman would lower their hems lines!
Fresh men would keep their pants on!
Old people would stop acting foolish!
Young people would stop acting crazy!
  • God robbers would start being tithe payers.
  • Revival would break out and the church would grow.


Divine Ability.

3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all
that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

1. He is able to help us.

2:18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to
succor them that are tempted.

2. He is able to deliver us.

3:17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the
burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O

3. He is able to save uttermost.

7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come
unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for

4. He is able to make more grace.

II Cor
9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye,
always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every
good work:

5.He is able to keep us falling.

1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present
you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

6. He is able to restore us.

42:10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for
his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had

7. He is able to raise children from Idols.

3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our
father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise
up children unto Abraham.


Presence of the Lord.

1. Searching presence to convict.

139:7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from
thy presence?

2. Saving presenc eto convert.

63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence
saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he
bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

3. Separating Presence to consecrate.

31:20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride
of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife
of tongues.

4. Settling presence to calm

33:14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee

5. Satisfying presence to rejoice.

16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of
joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

6. Supplying Presence to refresh.

3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be
blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the
presence of the Lord.

7. Sanctifying presence to humble.

I Cor
1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men
after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound
the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to
confound the things which are mighty;
1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath
God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought
things that are:
1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.


I Thess
1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power,
and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what
manner of men we were among you for your sake.

Four things.

1. In word.

2. In power.

3. In Holy Ghost.

4. In Assurance.​


The mistakes of the disciples of Jesus
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. - Luke 6:40
1. Panic stricken disciplesThen His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!”
- Matthew 8:25

2. Misunderstanding disciplesAnd when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.
- Matthew 14:26

3. Fault finding disciplesBut when His disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste?
- Matthew 26:8

4. Impotent disciplesSo I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.”
- Matthew 17:16

5. Lukewarm disciplesThen He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour?
- Matthew 26:40

6. Unsteady disciplesBut all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.”
Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.
- Matthew 26:56

7. Self willed disciplesThen they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
- Mark 10:13



Jn Jn

12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the
ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much
12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this
world shall keep it unto life eternal.
12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall
also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.

1. Separation.

2. Sacrifice.

3. Service.


Daniels..... I think if we looked at all the explanations of the disciples that you have put so graciously, we can all relate to probably several of their humanistic downfalls. At least I can . thanks for posting those.:israel::israel:


The true Christian is characterised by the following:-

Vitality - "A tree"
Security - "Planted"
Capacity - "by the streams (canals) of water"
Fertility - "that brings forth its fruit"
Propriety - "in its season"
Perpetuity - "its leaf also shall not wither"
Prosperity - "whatsoever he does shall prosper"


What an awesome thread!
The disciples were indeed aflicted with this condition we call human weakness until two things happened
First they saw Jesus Ressuerected and it was only then they began to realize that He truly had power over life and death- death was loosing it's sting
Second they were baptized in the Holy Spirit- as the power of the Living God flowed in their lives they began to finally see things in a different light- the world no longer captivated thier hearts and once beholding the awesomeness of God they were no longer afraid of any man- that beig said I would like to share this:

In 1Ki 19:19 Elisha received the call to follow God's path for his life and without looking back he offered up everything that had sustained him before that point- literaly sacrificing the oxen and equiptment by which he earned his keep- this left him totally dependant on God's provision
2Ki 2:1 Finds Elisha taking the first steps of his journey- he is a man in hot pursuit of his ministry and he follows Elijah to Gilgal which translated is literaly the rolling away of reproach- this is a type and foreshadowing of salvation and while it is an awesome thing some christians today make this first part of the journey but never seem to proceed any farther into God's plan for their lives- not so with Elisha for he was a man who hungered for more of God's manifest presence in his life.

2Ki 2:2 We find Elisha at his second crossroads- He had followed the man of God to Bethel and was offered a chance to stay here- Bethel litterally menas House of God and represents the church- surely Elisha would be content to hang out at church with the rest of the crowd, or would He?
2Ki 2:4 Finds Elisha at Jericho- literally a sweet fragrance- it was a place of tasting the presence of His God but even then Elisha wanted to go farther

2Ki 2:5-6 finds Elisha offered one last chance to be content with his walk and his relatioship with God. All of his friends ( the prophets and even the man of God he wa following ) encouraged him to stay and rest but his answer waa always the same- as my soul liveht, as the Lord leaveth Elisha would not be disuaded from the prize- walking in the center fo God's will for his life.

2Ki 2:12-13 Finds Elijah finally taken up- Elisha spots the mantel of his anionting falling down from heaven and literally rips of his clothes ( the last vestiges of his old life) and runs to the place were he is covered in God's presence and power

2Ki 2:14 We find Elisha declaring "were is the Lord God of Elijah and with the declaration of God's Name and power he split the river that barred his way- God's power was truly manifest in his life BUT this my friends was only the beginning:D!

1. Creator BLESSES us.

PSM 134:3 The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.

2. Creator HELPS us .

Psm 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and

3. Creator LOVES us.

Jn 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
everlasting life.

4. Creator HEARS us.

Isaiah 37:16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the
cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms
of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.
37:17 Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD,
and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to
reproach the living God.

5. Creator COMFORTS us.

Isaiah 51:12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou
shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man
which shall be made as grass;
51:13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the
heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared
continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he
were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?

6. Creator STRENGTHENS us.

Isaiah 42:5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and
stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that whichcometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
42:6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine
hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the
people, for a light of the Gentiles;

7. Creator REDEEMS us.

Isaiah43:1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and
he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I
have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and
through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest
through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame
kindle upon thee.

Great encouragment - thank you.


The true Christian is characterised by the following:-

Vitality - "A tree"
Security - "Planted"
Capacity - "by the streams (canals) of water"
Fertility - "that brings forth its fruit"
Propriety - "in its season"
Perpetuity - "its leaf also shall not wither"
Prosperity - "whatsoever he does shall prosper"

All of your scriptures and thoughts are so timely. Thankyou so much. I love this one as to how we should be characterized.

Living in a four season country, I cannot imagine how others can grasp the word seasons. Summer is closing and fall is pushing it's way in and then....... well I don't want the next one.:(:(:(


God Works in Threes (God uses threes for completeness)

A.The Trinity- God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost
B.Three Heavens
C.Man- Body, Soul, Spirit
D.Time- Past, present, future
E.Space- Height, length, breadth
F.Harvest- Firstfruits, Harvest, Gleanings
G.The Gospel- Death, burial, resurrection


"The guests at a certain hotel were being rendered uncomfortable by repeated strumming on a piano, done by a little girl who possessed no knowledge of music. They complained to the proprietor with a view to having the annoyance stopped. 'I am sorry you are annoyed,' he said. 'But the girl is the child of one of my very best guests. I can scarcely ask her not to touch the piano. But her father, who is away for a day or so, will return tomorrow.
You can then approach him, and have the matter set right.' When the father returned, he found his daughter in the reception-room and, as usual, thumping on the piano. He walked up behind the child and, putting his arms over her shoulders, took her hands in his, and produced some most beautiful music. Thus it may be with us, and thus it will be, some coming day. Just now, we can produce little but clamour and disharmony; but, one day, the Lord Jesus will take hold of our hands of faith and prayer, and use them to bring forth the music of the skies." -- Anon