February 06, 2016
"1When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou; 2And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them" (Deuteronomy 7:1-2)
This is part of God's instructions to the people of Israel before they could take the Promised Land. This means that, in order for each one of us, and for the Church as a whole, to enter into our spiritual inheritance, we must be able to overtake 7 spiritual nations: the Hittites, the... Continue >
January 23, 2016
Amorites were descendants of the fourth son of Canaan (Gen. 10: 16) and were fierce tribal clansmen who apparently forced themselves into lands they needed to graze their herds. The name Amorite" means, "mountain people; renowned". Since mountains refer to tall and impressive land masses that dominate valleys, we can infer that the Amorite spirit is a spirit of self-exaltation. The word for Amorite in Hebrew comes from another Hebrew word, amar, which means, "to utter, to say"; this implies that the Amorite spirits are spirits who want their name uttered. They are fame-seekers that like to dominate and rule over others. They tend to establish an imposing and seemingly immovable presence. This coincides with what the scriptures tell us of the Amorites.
The Amorites were men of... Continue >
January 03, 2016
We are churches of warfare and deliverance; which means that we are constantly either attacking the enemy or being attacked by the enemy. As such, there are some important lessons that we can learn from biblical Israel. They invaded a region that was inhabited by a number of tribal nations. Each nation had its own characteristics and attributes including varied military strategies. They rarely collaborated and even more rarely deviated from their personal strategies. As such, Israel had to adapt and perfect counter-active strategies.
I want to discuss one such nation and strategy tonight. It will be appropriate for our churches and it will help us as we face the enemies of our invasion. Tonight I want to discuss the Amalekites.
The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and... Continue >
June 08, 2015
Greatness cannot be measured. It cannot be compared. We cannot place a monetary value upon it. Yet, greatness is something that most people aspire to and generally love to be in the company of.
Greatness is often misunderstood, because it looks different on different people. It's difficult to determine an appropriate synonym for greatness, but even more difficult for people to find an appropriate antonym. I believe the opposite of greatness is unbelief.
The bible tells us that all things are possible to one who believes. Therefore, since greatness is possibility stretched to enormous limits, it requires belief. Thus, unbelief negates greatness.
Fear is activated unbelief; and as such, fear is the enemy of greatness. Having said that, let me ask this: "What are you afraid of... Continue >
March 07, 2015
And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him:for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth:and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear:and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the... Continue >