A Nugget from New Life Network

Scripture for the Day (April 13,2018)

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:20-21)

Now, you may think that the title to our devotion today is silly and outrageous. Of course being happy is not a sin, but some religious people think otherwise.

One of the things that we do at New Life Network is to assist Joyce Meyer Ministries with people that are looking for a good local church. We have done that for over twenty years and her ministry refers an average of 5-6000 people each year for us to assist with this task. Many times this results in praying and counseling with people. These people are mostly from the United States and Canada but some are from other countries like the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Australia, and India. It is amazing what some of these people have been taught to believe.

This week we received an email from a lady in the United States that went to a Christian school as a young person. She was taught in the fifth grade that being happy was a sin. She took that teaching in as truth and it negatively affected her entire life. It wasn’t until she started listening to Joyce Meyer’s teachings, and reading the Bible, that she realized she had believed a lie all these years. This one lie had resulted in depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and a lot of visits and money spent on psych doctors to no avail.

It is important for all of us to realize that it is the truth that will set us free. Doctors are good in some situations, but in others they are useless. It is imperative that you read the Word of God and know Jesus for yourself. God wants you to be happy, not sad. He wants you to prosper and be in health, not poor and diseased. He wants you to be full of hope and not despair. There is nothing holy about living in poverty and being constantly reminded of what a wretched person you are.

We still have many churches today that teach and concentrate on sin consciousness. We don’t recommend those churches. We recommend churches that teach righteousness consciousness. Yes, we have all fallen short of the glory of God, but we do not have to stay there. You will never hear Jesus describe any of us as worms. He has a plan for your life. We do not have to stay down. Once you grab hold of the truth about how God sees you then you can walk out of all those low places.

God called us to be the head and not the tail. All we have to do is believe. Believe Jesus is who the Word of God says He is. Believe that His plan for you is for good and not for evil, to give you hope. Believe that Jesus came to preach Good News to the poor. Don’t accept the lies of the enemy which always puts you down and tries to keep you down. Don’t believe the lies of some religion that constantly reminds you of how rotten you are. There is no hope in that. God wants to set you free. He wants to take you higher than you ever thought possible. You just have to believe!!!

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. (Revelation 1:5-6)

 


A Nugget from New Life Network

Scripture for the Day (April 12,2018)

Recognize the value of every person and continually show love to every believer. Live your lives with great reverence and in holy awe of God. Honor your rulers. (1 Peter 2:17, TLB)

(I don’t know how many of you saw this internet post by Todd Starnes but it is well worth your time to read. Just for the record, I am a Georgia Bulldog fan but what happened here is where my heart is. Congratulations Coach Saban for your leadership and congratulations to all the Alabama Crimson Tide players for their spiritual discernment and leadership. You are truly champions!!!)

The Alabama Crimson Tide paid a visit to the White House the other day and it turned out to be one of those uniquely American moments. For the record – I (Todd Starnes) happen to be a Tennessee Volunteer fan — but what the Crimson Tide did at the White House transcends football rivalries – even Southeastern Conference football rivalries.

Coach Nick Saban gladly accepted President Trump’s invitation and said the entire national championship team would attend– regardless of political proclivities. “Coach Saban addressed it and just said, ‘Hey, we’re doing this regardless of your political thoughts,” offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher told the Crimson White (student newsletter). “‘We’re going, just to celebrate this team. It’s an honor. And just to be able to say that you’ve gone to the White House is something that you can cherish forever.’ So that was basically the extent of that.”

And that’s exactly what happened. The team captains presented President Trump with a jersey (No. 17) that had his name printed on the back. “It’s an incredible honor for us to be invited to the White House,” running back Damien Harris told the Washington Post. “It’s something that comes with being national champions, so we’re definitely thankful for the opportunity.”

It was an all-around class act — a reminder of a time when football was about the sportsmanship and not making a political statement. But something else happened during that ceremony — something that has blessed hearts around the nation. On the flight to Washington, D.C., punter JK Scott was listening to a worship song — when he felt compelled to pray for President Trump.

“God loves President Trump,” the 22-year-old punter said Wednesday on the Todd Starnes Radio Show. “The Lord laid on my heart to pray for him.” And that’s exactly what JK did. “I walked up to him shook his hand and said, ‘Mr. Trump would you let me pray for (you)? He looked at me and said, ‘Yeah – come on.’”

So it was that President Trump stood on the White House lawn surrounded by a mountain of young men dressed in suits, black men and white men, their hands on each other’s backs — interceding on behalf of their President. “Those (were) all my teammates. As soon as President Trump gave us permission, we all laid hands on him and we gathered around and we all started praying,” he said. “The Lord wants to give him some peace,” JK said.

Like I said, it was a uniquely American moment.

 

 


A Nugget from New Life Network

​​​​​​​(by Dr. Larry Ollison)

Scripture for the Day (April 11,2018)

For unto us was the Gospel preached, as well as unto them; but the Word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. (Hebrews 4:2)

The apostle Paul made an interesting statement when writing to Titus, whom he called his “partner and fellow worker” (2 Corinthians 8:23), and “a true son in our common faith” (Titus 1:40). In the first sentence of his letter, Paul said that God cannot lie (Titus 1:2). This one statement alone is the most important statement in the Bible. Without this one truth, everything we believe, all our hope, all of our faith, would be useless. Let me explain.

Everything in the Word of God is based on belief. But belief in what? Belief in God and belief that He has not lied and will not lie. God expects us to believe Him. He expects us to place our entire existence, everything we are and everything we have, on the line. He wants us to have total faith in Him. In fact, He not only expects it, but He requires it.

When Jesus went to His own town of Nazareth, He taught in the synagogue. Many people heard him and were astonished. In fact, they were so amazed at His teachings that some even wondered where He got all His knowledge. But then something happened. Some of the people realized that this Jesus was the same Jesus that had grown up in the town of Nazareth, and this offended them. When they became offended, they quit believing what He was saying and as a result, Jesus could not do many mighty works in that town.

Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid Hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching” (Mark 6:5-6).

The Bible says He could not do many mighty works, not that He would not do many mighty works. How can this be? Well, God has always been moved by belief. He has always responded to faith. When man believes that God will do His Word in their lives, God moves to perform it. God promises salvation, healing, and prosperity in His Word, but it is only for those who believe. It is only for those who have faith in His Word. It is only for those who believe that He did not lie and then they act on that belief.

Jesus died for the sins of the world, but only those who believe in Him will reap the benefits of His death and resurrection. God only responds to faith. Doubt and unbelief do not move Him. That’s why Satan continually tries to put doubt in the minds of people. Where there is doubt, there is no faith. And, according to the Bible, where there is no faith, even the Word does not work.

Hebrews 4:2 says that there were two groups of people. Both groups had the same gospel preached to them. But the gospel that one group heard did not profit them because they did not mix it with faith in their hearts. There is much power in the Word, but only for those who have faith. Faith believes God. Faith knows God does not lie and places everything on that belief. Remember when Paul was in Lystra and a certain man who could not walk and was crippled from birth was sitting by the road? “This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, ‘Stand up straight on your feet!’ And he leaped and walked” (Acts 14:9,10). When Paul looked at him, what was he looking for? He was looking for faith. Is faith important? According to Scripture, it is.

 


A Nugget from New Life Network

Scripture for the Day (April 10,2018)

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

​​​​​​​ We went to see one of our sons on Easter weekend and part of that trip required us to travel the interstate around and through Atlanta. When we were younger we lived in Atlanta, but no more. The traffic is terrible and everybody is in such a hurry. The speed limit on the interstate is 75 mph but you will get blown off the road if you are doing the speed limit. The average speed is closer to 90 mph. That’s just crazy and when there is a wreck, and it seems there always is, it is a mess.We all live in a “fast-lane” type environment and sometimes we can let that affect our spiritual life. If you take a close look at the fruits of the Spirit you will see the following:

But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23, Amplified)

Do you see anything in these fruits that indicates we should be in a hurry? No, on the contrary, the exact opposite is portrayed in the specific fruits of peace, patience, and self-control.

It is always amazing to me when I need a contractor to do some work how different the price estimates will be. You just have to be patient and get at least three estimates (some times more) and evaluate the contractors. That same patience is necessary when you are waiting on God. The President of our ministry (Brig Hart) has a favorite saying that is very appropriate in this case. He puts it like this, “Don’t get greedy, don’t get in a hurry, and always choose wisely”.

I recently heard a great song entitled “Not In A Hurry” by Will Reagan and United Pursuit that addresses the topic of not getting in a hurry when it comes to our relationship with the Lord. The link to this song is as follows:

We encourage all of our readers to be at peace, slow down, and listen to the Lord. Perfect love casteth out fear (1 John 4:18). Just slow down and love on the Lord. He has all your answers and with one word He can bring peace to any situation. Jesus is the Prince of Peace. He is not the one that creates pressure and confusion. The enemy is the one that will always try to get you to make hasty decisions. He will always create pressure to try and force you into a hurried decision. That should be a red flag!!!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6, ESV)

Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way. (Proverbs 19:2, ESV)

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty. (Proverbs 21:5, ESV)

 

 


A Nugget from New Life Network

Scripture for the Day (April 9,2018)

But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. (John 4:14)

One of the most important meetings of all time happened at a well in Samaria between Jesus and a woman. This was not just a chance meeting. It was a divine appointment between the Creator of the Universe and humanity. Some of our most critical spiritual truths are reflected in this one simple meeting which reflects such things as divine appointments, ethnic divides, seeing with natural versus spiritual eyes, loving the sinner while not excusing the sin, religion versus relationship, and of course the ever argued woman issue.

Let’s take a close look at this entire account in John 4 (NLT):

DIVINE APPOINTMENT – So he left Judea and returned to Galilee. He had to go through Samaria on the way. Eventually he came to the Samaritan village of Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime. Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.” He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food.

ETHNIC DIVIDES – The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?” Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”

SEEING WITH NATURAL VERSUS SPIRITUAL EYES – “But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? And besides, do you think you’re greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well? How can you offer better water than he and his sons and his animals enjoyed?” Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” “Please, sir,” the woman said, “give me this water! Then I’ll never be thirsty again, and I won’t have to come here to get water.”

LOVING THE SINNER WHILE NOT EXCUSING THE SIN – “Go and get your husband,” Jesus told her. “I don’t have a husband,” the woman replied. Jesus said, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband— for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now. You certainly spoke the truth!”

RELIGION VERSUS RELATIONSHIP – “Sir,” the woman said, “you must be a prophet. So tell me, why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here at Mount Gerizim, where our ancestors worshiped? ”Jesus replied, “Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem. You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes through the Jews. But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” The woman said, “I know the Messiah is coming—the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus told her, “I am the Messiah!”

THE WOMAN ISSUE – Just then his disciples came back. They were shocked to find him talking to a woman, but none of them had the nerve to ask, “What do you want with her?” or “Why are you talking to her?” The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” So the people came streaming from the village to see him. (John 4:3-30)Many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus because the woman had said, “He told me everything I ever did!” When they came out to see him, they begged him to stay in their village. So he stayed for two days, long enough for many more to hear his message and believe. Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not just because of what you told us, but because we have heard him ourselves. Now we know that he is indeed the Savior of the world.” (John 4:39-42)

This Samaritan woman came to a well to receive regular water. What she received was living water and she was not quiet about it. Because she was not quiet about it, an entire village was saved. So much for the “woman keep quiet” issue. Religion will always try to keep you quiet. Relationship will always impel you to speak about those things you have seen and heard (Philippians 4:9).

 

 


A Nugget from New Life Network

Scripture for the Day (April 6,2018)

And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. (Matthew 4:19)

All my close friends know that I am an avid bass fisherman. I started bass fishing with my father at a very early age and have continued to this very day. It is no surprise to me that Jesus chose fisherman to be His first disciples because of everything that fishing teaches you. The following are just a few life lessons that fishing instills in a person and these same lessons are applicable to whatever you do.

Humility – I have caught as many as 60 bass in one day of fishing. I have also caught as few as zero in one day on the same lake and at the same time of day. That will humble you. Just when you think you are a pretty good fisherman, and you have the fish all figured out, you realize you are not as smart as you think. It’s almost like the fish know when you are getting prideful. Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:8)

Flexibility and Change– Bass are very fickle. One day they will be hitting a certain type of lure and the next day you cannot get a bite on that same lure. You have to be willing to change baits, change colors, change depths, change places on the lake, etc. Change is the one thing that is constant with bass and if you are not willing to change you will be a frustrated bass fisherman. It is the same in your spiritual life. If you are a born-again Christian you were changed from darkness to light. Your desires, hopes, and actions changed and hopefully they are still being changed. But we all, with uncovered face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. (2 Corinthians 3:18)

Respect – Believe it or not, I have learned to respect the bass. Some people think I am crazy when I tell them that I talk to the bass. I tell the bass that I am going to make them famous. I tell them I am going to take their picture and post it on the internet. And to top it off, I am going to let them go. It’s a win-win situation. And then, when I catch one, I tell them to go back and tell their mama that we treated them with respect. Jesus said He would make His disciples fishers of men. To be a successful fisher of men you need to respect people. Ministry is a people business. If it’s all about you, and not the people, you have gone astray. Respect works in any type business, not just ministry.

Never Quit Attitude – A true fisherman never gives up. No matter how bad a day they have a true fisherman will always go back for more and try again. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9, ESV)

Let me tell you a story about what happened just today. Me and a friend went bass fishing early this morning. We had caught several nice bass when a really big one hit my lure. This fish was over 10 pounds and usually this size bass knows to hit when you are least expecting it (they just somehow know). Well, this beautiful bass jumped completely out of the water with my lure in his mouth and he threw it right back at me. It was like he was showing all the smaller bass how it was done. Now, I could have gotten mad and cussed but I have learned to respect the bass and just enjoy the journey. I don’t have to catch every big bass. I have caught my share over the years and I am just thankful for the beauty of the sport and the lessons it has taught me. However, I know where he is and the next time I will be better prepared (hopefully) and I will never quit fishing for him (the true passion of a bass fisherman cannot be
hidden).

 

 


A Nugget from New Life Network

Scripture for the Day (April 5,2018)

But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. (1 Corinthians 15:10)

​​​​​​​I just finished doing a long list of chores (going to the post office, gas station, cleaners, etc.) and I just now sat down in my office and started talking to God. Since we publish a devotional five days per week, the first thing that I ask God every day is what we are going to write about today. I have learned a long time ago if He doesn’t give me something to write about, or teach about, my efforts are in vain. My calling is to tell you what He is saying, not what I am saying. It gets back to the pattern that Jesus set for us when He said He did not say anything or do anything He did not hear or see the Father say or do.

So, I picked up my Bible and these are the first verses I read today:

And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:1-10, NKJV)

What a powerful word! The simple Gospel is this. We were all once sinners. We were all once lost. We were all once children of wrath serving Satan and our only chance to get free from that was Jesus. We could never be good enough or do enough good works to earn a get-out-of-jail-free card. We were doomed except for Jesus. All of us believers need to never forget where we came from! That is why a person’s testimony is so powerful. It reminds us of where we came from and how we were set free. Too often religion creeps in and we start thinking we are where we are due to something we did or that now we are better than other folks. No, No, No!!! The only thing we did was believe. No amount of works, and no membership in any church, qualified us for this great mercy and grace.

Why is it so important to never forget where we came from? As you look at lost people today, what do you see and feel? Are you angry at their actions and words? Remember, they are lost!!! Did Jesus get angry with you when you were lost? No, He just kept loving you and pursuing you. It is so easy to get puffed up after you get saved and after you see the truth. Not good!!! Remember where you came from and who set you free. Stay humble before God and He will use you to reach a lost generation. Remember, it is the goodness of God that leads people to repentance. God has given us great grace and power but that grace and power are for edification and not destruction. Just always remember where you came from and you will be a vessel that can be used in the Kingdom of God.

 


A Nugget from New Life Network

(by Dr. Larry Ollison)

Scripture for the Day (April 4,2018)

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) ​​​​​​​

In the beginning, Adam was placed in a Garden east of Eden. God saw that there was no one comparable to Adam, so out of Adam’s side God formed a mate for him. Adam and Eve were pleasing in the sight of God and they were given the command to replenish the earth.

Everything seemed to be going well until Satan tricked them into giving up their authority over the earth. Through Adam, sin was brought into the world and the punishment of God was placed upon them. After the sin in the garden, God spoke to the serpent. God said, “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you shall go and you shall eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed. He shall bruise your head and you shall bruise His heel” (Genesis 3:14-15).

What is the seed of Satan? Well, for centuries theologians of all denominations have debated this. But let’s look at this from a little different angle.

In Luke 8, Jesus told the parable about the sower. After he told the parable, His disciples came to Him and said, “What does this parable mean?” Jesus then answers in verse 11 with this unique statement. “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.”

We understand that the Seed of the woman in Genesis is Jesus. But could the verse also have another symbolic meaning? Could it be that the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent are words?

Jesus was led away by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness and was tempted by the devil. The first time Satan tried to tempt Jesus, he said, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread” (Luke 4:3). Remember, Jesus had just completed a forty day fast. But Jesus answered him by saying, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4).

Then the devil took Him up on a high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours” (Luke 4:6-7). But Jesus said to Satan, “It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve’” (Luke 4:8).

Then a third time the devil tempted Jesus and Jesus answered again. “It has been said, you shall not tempt the Lord your God” (Luke 4:12).

All three times when the devil tempted Jesus, Jesus spoke the Word. When Jesus quoted the written Word of God, Satan was powerless. Jesus, who was the Seed of the woman, defeated the devil by using the seed, which is the Word of God.

As Christians we are to fight the forces of evil the same way Jesus did. We are to speak the Word. As believers, we are the children of God and joint heirs with Jesus. According to the Bible, when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we become born of God. That makes us offspring of God and His seed also. We have the authority then to speak His Word with power and authority. The result is this. We continue to bruise the head of the serpent daily by saying “it is written.”

The Seed of the woman (the Word of God) always has and always will bruise the seed (the lying words) of the devil.

 


A Nugget from New Life Network

Scripture for the Day (April 3,2018)

Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts. (Colossians 3:16, Amplified)

We just returned from visiting our eldest of three sons, our daughter-in-law, and our two magnificent grand-daughters in North Georgia. It was a great Easter weekend with family. On the four hour drive up to North Georgia, and the four hour drive back, my wife and I listened to a great worship album by Will Reagan and United Pursuit. We recently provided you with a link for one of the songs from that album entitled “Lay It All Down” but that is not the only anointed song on this album. The album is entitled “Tell All My Friends”. If you are interested in the anointing of God then you need to get this album. This is not a “rah-rah” album. It is an album that you need to listen to in a quiet place where you can worship and listen to God.

As we were listening to this album I told my wife that this music was different than most Christian music that I have heard recently. We have always loved praise and worship music but there is a big difference in this album versus most. We have always said that you can’t take people where you have never been. For example, you cannot help lead someone into the Baptism of the Holy Ghost unless you have been there. The same applies to worship and leading people into the throne room or secret places of God. Unless you have been there, you do not know how to guide someone else into those places. This group has been there.

Music written and played from the heart, to God, is powerful. It is almost like a testimony. David was a skilled musician and when he played before King Saul demons had to flee. This album has that type of anointing on it.

And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him. (1 Samuel 16:23)

The following is a link to another video by this same group with a song called “Simple Gospel”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcJV7j5D3PUandlist=PL9l8lHBvU8UCUFM_KiLTGNsE5quRTU6Xb

This is not the first time we have seen this type anointing lately. We saw it several months ago from a small worship band in Orlando FL. True worship has always been a door opener for the anointing of God. It has always been and it always will be. However, the days are a changing. God is giving true worshipers music for the hour. It’s coming from a pure heart. It’s deep crying to deep. If you have never been there you may not even recognize it, but this group has it. I don’t know the complete back story on this group but I do know that their music ministered to my wife and I tremendously and I am going to do what the album title says (Tell All My Friends).

Friends, we highly recommend you purchase this album!!! You can get it from their website at www.unitedpursuit.com. Whatever you are dealing with, sit down and let this anointed music minister to you.

 


A Nugget from New Life Network

Scripture for the Day (April 2,2018)

Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: (Colossians 1:1-15)

What does “Real” really mean to you? Webster’s New World Dictionary defines “real” as authentic, true, genuine, or something that actually exists in fact. Let’s take that one step further and apply that same question to what is really real spiritually.

Sadly, some people do not believe that anything spiritual is real, true, or authentic. They just believe in what they see and hear with their own senses. They serve as their own God and believe only in the visible. Then there are others that believe there is an invisible world out there but have no clue how it works or if we have any authority in it. In other words, we have a very confused world out there that doesn’t know the authentic from the fake or the truth from a lie because they don’t know the real which is represented and defined in the person of Jesus Christ.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)

I was once a part of that group that served as their own God. It is called lost! But on April 15, 1982 I gave my life to Jesus in a motel room in Washington, DC and my eyes were opened to what was really real. As I read the Bible the truth started to flood my mind and I was able to see the invisible. Did you know that everything that exists in this world was spoken into existence by God from the invisible and that everything in this world is temporal, including our physical bodies? On the other hand, did you know that everything in the invisible world is eternal? What that means
is that the things that are invisible are actually more real than the things that are visible. When you understand that, your priorities will change.

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. (Hebrews 11:3)

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (Colossians 1:16)

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:18)

Here is the bottom-line! The visible world that you see, with all its sensual and emotional appeals, is not the real world. The invisible world is the real world. God’s Kingdom is the real deal and if we will set our eyes on the Kingdom of God first, and seek Him first, everything else we need will be added unto us. We just have to get things in the proper order.
That is the real truth!!!

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. (Colossians 3:2)