wiser; teach a righteous man (one upright and in right
standing with God) and he will increase in learning.
The Doctor is in the
Well here we are again, and I welcome you in joining us in pursuing the Wisdom and empowerment that comes along with seeking Gods Word. We at Tree of Life Ministries give it our all to keep you always in prayer. In praying we ask God to give you a complete picture, a total description and impartation of the knowledge of His will and plans for your lives. May He also give you spiritual wisdom and an understanding into the blueprint of Hope that He has placed within you to fulfill. Therefore, your lives will always honor and please the Lord as you grow and come to know Him better and better as He strengthens you with all His glorious power. The power that has the authority to bestow upon you all the endurance and patience you will need to fulfill your destiny in Christ Jesus. Brothers and sisters, we will need the Joy, the Endurance, and the Patience as we endeavor to pursue the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
Listen to what James declares. James 1:2 2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
James instructs us to be filled with Joy whenever we are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort even to the point of falling into countless temptations. And I believe that he instructs us to do so because of the power of this Joy.
Let us look to this next Scripture for encouragement.
Nehemiah 8:10 10 .............................And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.
The Joy of the Lord is given to strengthen us. It is imperative that we who live in the light come to know it’s power, the power in which even the total darkness from hell cannot subdue, overcome or dominate it! Praise God!!
The cool days of Fall have come upon us, and the cold days of Winter are just around the corner. But no matter what the seasons bring, the days to come will always be days full of God-filled miraculous times. Supernatural points in time in which we must embrace the teachings that are inspired by meditating Gods Precepts. I’m talking about His
PRINCIPLES for ACTION!
1 Timothy 1:11-12 11 “According to the glorious gospel of the Blessed God, which was committed to My trust. 12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, Who hath enabled me, for that He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry.”
The mighty Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ has been committed to your TRUST! You have been counted FAITHFUL in being placed into the office of ministry you now aspire to. As you persevere you will come to realize that in scrutinizing God's Word in meditation, there is more to His Word than just creating universes and the worlds. You will come to comprehend that we are still be created by this Omnipotent Word. We are still under construction. Brethren, I look forward to spending time with you as we pursue the knowledge of God's Creative Powers!
Dr. Pancho Valenzuela
The Doctors Stethoscope
Proverbs 1:7 KJV
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
1 Corinthians 1:24 KJV
24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
October 30, 2017
Oh, it’s good to see believer’s come together in studying the Mighty Word of God. I welcome you all to Tree of Life Online Ministries teaching. Today let us look to where we left off in our last teaching. I believe it was in Philippians 4:8-9.
Before we continue, let us remind ourselves to do everything that we do for God gladly, let us do everything we do in a decent and orderly manner, thus showing the world that we do take the responsibility of preaching and teaching the Gospel seriously.
Lets look to Philippians 4:8-9 8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
When I read the part that says, "and the God of peace will be with you." I felt in my spirit a forcefulness of authority come upon me. How can one have the peace of God within them if they do not carry the authority of God within them. It must be a Believer's Authority, for with forcefulness there is also faithfulness.
I truly believe that this Scripture shows us the way to take this Believer's Authority and be able to use it with a godly protocol initiated by God. How can you walk in the authority that God has given you, when in fact you are not thinking on things that are true, noble, just, pure, full of love and virtuous. Without these attributes how can you give a good report in preaching the gospel. Jesus walked with these identities, thus He walked with authority, He studied His Fathers Word and because He meditated on these things that came to Him from the Father and only did these things that the Father told Him to do. Well, that's why He walked with authority. There may be some that are asking themselves, why am I not walking with this power. Well, I believe that there is a high percentage of the body of Christ that is still ignorant of this authority. It is an authority that they’ve yet to discover—and since they have no idea of what that authority is. They are missing out on the power that one would have if they only knew about it. I believe that God through His instruction, is trying to show us what that authority is about in Philippians 4:8-9.
He gives us the formula consisting of attributes and of characteristics that we must uphold. He is demonstrating what this Authoritative Power is throughout the Bible, through Scriptures such as this one. The Bible has been placed in our hands to show us just how we can obtain this authority. And I believe when you begin to study the Word presented to us in it's precepts, in what is written. You’ll have a better chance of experiencing the authority that He’s been trying to impart to us throughout our lives. I believe that it is the most important characteristic that we as believers should be walking under. It has been called by many as The Authority of the Believer.
The Authority of the Believer is one of the most misunderstood subjects of the Bible. Many Christians struggle throughout their lives because they don’t have any revelation about the authority they already possess.
Listen closely, "God’s people never perish for lack of money; they perish instead because they lack knowledge." (Hosea 4:6)
From what I have seen recently a large part of the brethren have yet to discover this authority. What I am talking about my brothers and sisters is not an ordinary advantage, it is the supernatural authority of God, the power of God that has been given to us to use here on this earth.
And we must now come to the realization that this authority is ours to use. The devil has long fought the body of Christ over this revelation. He knows that if we discover our authority in Christ, he’s finished. We are no threat to him as long as we live in ignorance. We are no threat to him as long as we do not live out the instruction given to us in such Scriptures as Philippians 4:8-9.
If we follow His instructions, then only are we dangerous to him. It comes when we realize that in being seated with Christ in heavenly places, Jesus has given us authority over him. It comes through the Word of God that empowers our thinking, our speech, thus empowering our actions. Thank God that some of us are least beginning to see and understand what we have been given and what we have.
Jesus told His disciples,
Luke 10:19 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 19 Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.
And I believe that before Jesus comes again many will rise up with this authority as they take ownership of this powerful weapon. Let me make sure we understand that Jesus was not giving His disciples permission to step on the critters in their backyards. No, Jesus was speaking symbolically of the enemy, what He was saying is this. Just as easy as it is to step on these critters, that’s how easy it is to step all over satan. This is the authority He gave us to deflate satan of all his power. We must get know this authority and how to use it. This will allow us to do the work that God intended for each of us to accomplish.
Matthew 28:18-19 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 18 Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
In context, Jesus was saying, “In my authority, go into all the world and make disciples.”
YOU'VE BEEN GIVEN HIS AUTHORITY!!!
The Bible here and elsewhere describes this restoration of authority. In the book of Genesis, we learn that Adam lost it through disobedience. But Jesus, through the cross and His resurrection, won it back! Followed up by Him giving this authority to us! But to make any good use of it, we must follow the instruction of truthfulness, pureness, virtuous and walking in the love of God. For it is written that Love never fails! And you can take that to the bank! From here brothers and sisters it is totally in your hands, so move on to the celebration of the victory, especially in knowing that this adversary has already been defeated.
I'll see you next time, when we look to just that, for everything mentioned in Philippians 4:8-9 is contained in the power of Love. And in that Love is where the Authority of the Believer moves with God's power.
1 Corinthians 13:8 (AMPC) 8Love never fails.......................... Remember my friends, "Jesus is Lord!"
The Doctors Library
Proverbs 4:7 KJV
7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Holy Spirit has placed within my heart some instruction, and that instruction has led me to present to you The Doctors Library. Periodically I will be presenting brief insights into the books that have inspired me and helped give me a knowledge into the ways and purposes of God. The next book that comes to mind is one that moved me into doing the best I could do to position myself in the midst of God’s arena of excellence. It is entitled; “SIX STEPS TO EXCELLENCE IN MINISTRY”. Authored by no other than Brother Kenneth Copeland. I have followed his teachings for many years, and the Word of God that he alone has placed in my heart has brought me to where I am now. Thank God that this man followed the plan that God had placed before him. For those of you who are moving in some area of the Five-Fold Ministry this is a must read. It will help to refine you so that you in turn can refine your ministry. Here is an example of what Brother Copeland presents in this powerful ministry tool. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Focus: “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10)
Believers demand excellence from God and have every right to expect the very best from Him. He, Himself, has set the standard of excellence for the Body of Christ. He is the ultimate example of complete success. In the same way, you should be ready, willing and dedicated to demand excellence from yourself.
The same holds true in a ministry. If you are a pastor, you are required by God to demand excellence out of your congregation as well as those who work with you in your ministry. As a minister called out into the field, you will demand excellence from the people who work for you and from the congregations you serve. You must be willing to demand the highest form of excellence from the ministries you are involved in.
The Apostle Paul recognized the gravity of his calling. He knew that the gospel was committed into his trust. “According to the glorious gospel of the Blessed God, which was committed to my trust.” (1 Timothy 1:11). Paul took the training of his disciples very seriously because he realized they were handling the mightiest power in the universe. He wrote, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth” (Romans 1:16). The gospel is the power of God! The gospel is not only the power by which a person is saved from hell, it is also God’s unlimited ability so save, heal and deliver.
As a minister of the gospel, you are entrusted with God’s strength and might. You are therefore faced with two responsibilities: 1 to develop and maintain excellence of ministry and 2 to deal with Satan.
Excellence in ministry absolutely will not tolerate unbelief, failure or taking the easy way out. A ministry of excellence will pay whatever price is necessary to get the job done and done right—God’s way, based on His Word. This way Jesus will be represented well. Your ministry represents Jesus Christ to the world. Yours is a sacred calling. It must be executed with dedication and integrity. You are expected to demonstrate absolute honesty and commitment. Without a firm decision to succeed with God’s help, you cannot hope to maintain the measure of maturity and perfection that your ministry must command.
Having acknowledged the call and anointing of God upon your life, you pose a serious threat to Satan. In his eyes, you have become the most dangerous living thing on this globe. Your second responsibility is to contend with him.
Satan is not worried about God. He is postponing that inevitable confrontation as long as he can. But since you represent God’s divine power and authority in this world, the adversary must reckon with you. If you were to die now, he would not care whether you went to heaven or hell. Either way, you would be forever removed from the field of battle and out of his way. What Satan does fear is a person who is born again—one who has God’s divine nature in his spirit. Only such a person can wield the sword of the Spirit—the Word of God—with accuracy. You are dangerous to him, and you will have to resist him.
When you strap on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:11), you must be prepared and determined to use it. The evil one will certainly attack you with all the forces of darkness. But at the same time, be prepared for victory! All the combined forces of hell are not powerful enough to defeat you!
Kenneth Copeland --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Praise God!! That’s just a modest example of what you will find in this powerful book written by Brother Copeland. If you would like a copy of this book here’s a link where you can go directly to Kenneth Copeland's Ministry shop and purchase it on their website. https://my.kcm.org/?Source=WEB. Tree of Life does not sell any books that it promotes. I believe that one way of promoting the gospel is by inspiring people to read the books that inspired me. I believe that part of my job is just to encourage people to read books that excel in teaching the Word of God. As time goes by we will let you all know when we come upon a book that has a powerful anointing word to impart. Just as with this book, I recommend it highly, for it will enlighten you to learn more about Who Jesus is and Who He should be in your ministry.
Prayer of Salvation and Baptism of Holy Spirit
If you do not know Jesus as your Savior and Lord, simply pray the following prayer in faith, and Jesus will be your Lord!
Prayer Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. Your Word says, "Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Acts 2:21). I am calling on You. I pray and ask Jesus to come into my heart and be Lord over my life according to Romans 10:9-10: "If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." I do that now. I confess that Jesus is Lord, and I believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead.
Baptism of Holy Spirit
It is scarcely necessary to say that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is our union with the living personality of the Spirit. It is not an influence. It is not a notion, nor a feeling, nor a power, nor a joy, into which we are submerged; but it is a heart of love, a mind of intelligence, a living being as real as Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and as real as our own personality. A.B. Simpson
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is not an add on to Christianity, or some additional experience you should pursue, it is equivalent to salvation. There is only one Holy Spirit of God, and you cannot have just a part of Him. When He, God, comes into your life, all of Him comes!
1 Corinthians 12:13 (NLT) 13 Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:19 (NLT) 19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,
Ephesians 4:4-6 (NLT) 4 For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. 5 There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all.
The Prayer of Salvation and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit brings believers into the body of Christ. So pray the prayer and join all those who believe in God, all those who come in obedience, obeying His commands, and seeking Him in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Prayer I am now reborn! I am a Christian—a child of Almighty God! I am saved! You also said in Your Word, "If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: HOW MUCH MORE shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" (Luke 11:13). I’m also asking You to fill me with the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit, rise up within me as I praise God. I fully expect to speak with other tongues as You give me the utterance (Acts 2:4). In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Matthew 16:16 NLT Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
What is a Ministry? Is it Rules and Bylaws? Denominational affiliation?
Jesus didn't build a building and endow a fund or start a denomination.
He invited people to know Him. Peter saw this in his ministry, that is why He confessed that Jesus was
"The Messiah, The Son of The Living God."
It is a confession-the confident belief in Jesus as Lord-that is the foundation for the Ministries Jesus seeks to build.
Christian maturity means many things, but it starts and continues with a God-inspired declaration of Christ as Savior.
Make sure you and your Ministry stay Christ centered as you live and articulate your beliefs.
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