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Message Of The Month

FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT

    Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. I Timothy 6:12

    The good fight of faith is believing that God will fight our battles for us and not our flesh, for the battle for us is in the mind. We are in the midst of a spiritual war and as spiritual beings we must use that which the Lord has given us to fight with and defend ourselves against the onslaught of the powers of darkness.

    Anytime we step out in faith to believe God and take Him at His word the powers of darkness come to steal it from our hearts. The parable of the sower explains the battle we are in, to be able to protect our hearts and minds from the devil who comes to rob, kill and destroy. The word of God is seed that either produces fruit or ends up being stolen from us if we are not careful to guard our hearts!

    There is now therefore no condemnation nor accusation for those of us who are in Christ Jesus. In regards to the parable, the ones by the wayside are those who are not in Christ! I didn't say we wouldn't be accused or the enemy wouldn't try and condemn us, because this is how he attacks our minds!

    "Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. "Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved." Luke 8:11,12

THE BATTLE FOR THE MIND

    For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (fleshly) but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. II Corinthians 10:3,4

    I have just come through one of the fiercest battles of my spiritual life, being diagnosed with high grade bladder cancer six months ago, but the war started in 2013 with the first symptoms appearing. For the next six years I prayed for healing until in August of 2018 I went to the doctor and the war heated up until my diagnosis in 2019.

    Up until I was 65 I had not seen a doctor in 40 years and was in good health, walking everyday and playing golf, working and praising God like I had better sense! One day after praying for a man that was dying of cancer whose family had great animosity towards him my blood pressure shot up to 200 over 100 and for the next couple of years remained high. Like always I prayed and believed God for healing, but it only got worse and then eventually turned into AFIB, an irregular heartbeat.

    The Bible warns us in I Timothy 5:22 not to lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other people's sins. At that time I laid hands on a man who had cancer who had been involved in legalistic groups and had taken his family to them making them sit through hours of false doctrine until they were full of animosity toward him. I did not know about the animosity until I was leaving and spoke to his family. Beware lest you lay your hands on someone unaware of all their circumstances because you are either giving something or receiving something you don't want!

    For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God (powers of darkness) comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them. For you were once darkness but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light. Ephesians 5:5-8

PATIENCE, PERSEVERANCE AND ENDURANCE

    We also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3,4

    I can think of no one in the scripture who endured tribulation more than David: shepherd, warrior and eventually King! He endured verbal abuse from his brothers, was sought out for vengeance from his father-in-law, Saul and after his fall with Bathsheba had numerous confrontations resulting in tribulation with his own children.

    Another was the apostle Paul who persevered through many trials in order to preach the gospel to the Gentiles, the very one who told us to fight the good fight. If you are enlisted in the Army of God, you will have to fight! Many today in the church don't want to hear about spiritual warfare or demons, wanting only to have their ears tickled, being weekend warriors instead of trained and equipped, Spirit filled soldiers for Christ!

    If you are a born-again, blood washed Spirit filled believer you will suffer through many trials, tribulations and circumstances where you will have to engage the enemy of your soul! The devil has been around for eons and knows every trick in the book when it comes to deceiving us and attacking us to gain an advantage. So I say again, "Fight the good fight!"

    You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please Him who enlisted him as a soldier. II Timothy 2:3,4

Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
   Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
 

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Elijah - Prophetic Blueprint For The Church
Endurance To Finish The Course
Forged In The Fires Of Trial
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Illegal Aliens
Just Like In The Days Of Noah, The Flood Came And Took Them All Away
Looking Outside Yourself, Part I
Looking Outside Yourself, Part II
Love Your Enemies
Making The Crooked Places Straight
Mountain Moving Faith
Sound Doctrine
Spectators, Fans, Cheerleaders, And Team Players
Spirit Led Or Purpose Driven
Stolen Minds
Submission To The Headship Of Christ
The Celebration Of The Evangelical Mass
The Day Of The Lord Will Come As Desctruction From The Almighty
The Excellence Of The Knowledge Of Christ
The Fragrance Of Life And Aroma Of Death
The Gospel According To Jesus, Part I
The Gospel According To Jesus, Part II
The Gospel According To Jesus, Part III
The Gospel According To Jesus, Part IV
The Power Of Agreement
The Power To Bind And Loose
The River Of Life
The Silversmith
The Upward Call, Part I
The Upward Call, Part II
The Upward Call - Enemies Of The Cross Of Christ!
The Upward Call - Praise The Lord!
There Is Power In The Blood
These Signs Will Follow Those Who Believe
To Our Friends
Touching The Hem Of His Garment
Where Is Your Treasure?, Part I
Where Is Your Treasure?, Part II
Where is Your Treasure?, Part III
Where Is Your Treasure?, Part IV
Where Is Your Treasure?, Part V
Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?, Part I
Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?, Part II
Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?, Part III
Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?, Part IV
You Shall Receive Power!
Count It All Joy!
Do The Work! The Lost Art Of Evangelism
From The Olive Tree To The Grapevine
In The Light Of His Presence
Knock And The Door Shall Be Opened
Night Of The Living Dead
Order In The Court!
The Mighty Pen Of Jesus
The Ark Of God Was Not Uzza Friendly
The Basic Principles Of The World
The Christian's World View
The Pigeon And The Dove
The Substance Of Faith
You Are The Salt Of The Earth
A Cry From The Fish Gate
Are You Fishing On The Wrong Side Of The Boat?
Are You Worth Your Salt?
Drawing Near To God
Dwelling In The Secret Place Of The Most High
Faith More Precious Than Gold
Forged In the Fires Of Trial
God's Emergency Room
Have You Left Your First Love?
Hidden Ones
Hidden Treasure
Highway In The Sky
I Was A Stranger
Laboring For The Food Which Endures Forever
Living Under The Shadow Of The Almighty
Man In The Mirror
Our God Is A Consuming Fire
Releasing The Power Of Kingdom Finances
Sheep Pen Theology
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The God Of Impossible Situations
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The Raven And The Dove
The Rebukes Of Life
The Sound Of Grace
The Storm Before The Calm
The Work Of God Is To Believe
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Defeating The Enemies Of Faith
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Identity Theft
The Sheep And The Goats
Witchcraft, Sorcery & Divination
Witchcraft, Sorcery & Divination, Part II
Witchcraft, Sorcery & Divination, Part III
America's Un-Civil War
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The American Muslim
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Divine Appointment
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Surviving Hopelessness
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THROWING ROCKS AT SINNERS
SPIRITUAL ANARCHY
Surviving Hopelessness
REVELATION
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Spiritual Warfare

OVERCOMING FEAR, DOUBT AND UNBELIEF

    For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba Father." Romans 8:14

    Fear is the opposite of faith and it stops all the forward motion of the believer, being a scheme of the devil. The spirit of fear holds millions of people in bondage, many who are totally crippled by it, even to the point of being agoraphobic!

    When King David approached Goliath, a nine foot behemoth of a man, trained in battle from his youth and armed to the teeth, he wasn't afraid because his faith was not in his own ability but in the power of God. Even though the giant taunted him with fearful words and threats he didn't waver but kept his eyes on God who was going to deliver him.

    As believers we face many giants who test our faith, whether disease, or debt or trials and tribulations, it is by our faith we overcome and are victorious in Christ and in the power of His might and not our own! Remember who you belong to and to whom you serve and God will fight for you and win the battle against the fear that comes to attack you! Fear not!

    For God has not given us a spirit (demon) of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7

DOUBT

    "Have faith in God. "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.' " Mark 11:22,23


    Doubt is another tactic of Satan that he employs to defeat us by trying to convince us that we are not really who we say we are: "Born again spirit filled believers!" In fact he tried this very scheme on Jesus when He began His ministry.

    The Lord Jesus was baptized by John in the Jordan river, the heavens opened and God spoke in an audible voice, "This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased" and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him like a dove. Jesus was ready to begin His ministry and was led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit on a 40 day fast. When the fast ended and Jesus was tired and hungry the devil approached him and said, "If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread."

    If? Was there any doubt who He was? No! Satan has the audacity to try this scheme on everyone because he knows if you doubt who you are in Christ you are defeated already! Jesus answered him and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.' " When you are approached by the spirit of doubt, use the sword of the Spirit, the word of the living God to defeat it and don't ever forget who you are in Christ even though the devil tells you otherwise!

    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8


UNBELIEF

    "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them." Mark 11:24


    Faith is a substance according to Hebrews 11:1 of things hoped for and hope is our confident expectation, in other words when we believe we exercise our measure of faith and like a muscle it becomes stronger the more we work out. Faith without works is dead!

    A father brought his son to Jesus to cast out a deaf and dumb spirit and he had asked His disciples but they could not do it, and Jesus said, "O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you?" Jesus told the father to believe and all things would be possible to him and he said, I believe, help my unbelief! Jesus then commanded the demon to come out of the boy and enter him no more and the boy was delivered!

    Abraham believed God and it was reckoned to him as righteousness, Peter walked on water, and throughout the scripture men and women believed God and were rewarded for their faith. We as believers have the promise of doing greater works than Jesus did if we will only take Him at His word and believe!

    But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
 

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE-POSITION YOURSELF IN THE KINGDOM

POSITION YOURSELF IN THE KINGDOM
 
    I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected. Habakkuk 2:1
 
    We are in the midst of extremely important times concerning the end of the age, the body of Christ and our position within it. The powers of darkness are warring with the saints in an unprecedented battle as we approach our eternal destiny.
 
    This past week the Lord has been speaking to me about position, not our position in Christ, although it involves that too, but our position in the perfect will of God for us personally. Many believers have been distracted from their divine calling, being busy about many things, even ministry or by various trials and tests.
 
    The world is reeling out of control, being bombarded by demonic attacks and devilish schemes designed to disrupt and create chaos within governments, including America, the last outpost for the distribution of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying sin-sick world! The last great harvest is at hand, a time to make disciples and train, equip and send them to do likewise instead of building fleshly kingdoms of pride and greed.
 
    Therefore since Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. I Peter 4:1,2
 
STAND YOUR WATCH
 
    The end of all things is at hand, therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. Above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins." Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. I Peter 4:7-10
 
    As the scripture says, we are to stand our watch and set (position) ourselves on the rampart, a defensive structure or fortress, a type of our being in Christ. Our watch involves guarding that which God has given us and asking for the vision for our individual service in His kingdom.
 
    Imagine the organs in your human body not knowing what their specific function is, it would be chaotic to say the least, bringing about certain death. Now imagine the most powerful entity in the world, the church of Jesus Christ in the same predicament, not knowing what their specific calling is in the body of Christ, also creating spiritual death and paralysis.
 
    The purpose of this word of knowledge is for you to pray for position in His kingdom and to stand your watch, listening for the vision He will send you. Without a vision we perish for lack of knowledge of what we have been put on this planet for, our individual calling.
 
    Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth having put on the breastplate of righteousness and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ephesians 6:14-16
 
THE VISION
 
    Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie, though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:2,3
 
    God gave me this word in 2012 as I began a new journal, something He taught me from the beginning of my journey with Jesus, to write down what He speaks to me and to record the answered prayers and miracles He gave me and His vision for me in His kingdom.
 
    We are called to be His body in the earth today, to display His miracles, healing and deliverance to a dying world in need of salvation. You are not called to be a success and accumulate wealth for yourselves, but to give your life away to those in need. I have seen and preached many funerals in my life with Christ but I have never seen anyone take one thing out of this world except what he did for Christ.
 
    We will all stand before Him one day and render an account of what we did in the body at "The Judgment Seat of Christ" where our good works will either stand or burn up in the bonfire of His glory! Remember, the only difference between the sheep and the goats is what they did and didn't do!
 
    For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? Now, "If the righteous one is scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?" Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator. I Peter 4:17-19
 
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
   Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
 

Devotionals
Archived Devotionals
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY I
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY II
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY III
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY IV
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY V
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY VI
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY VII
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY VIII
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY IX
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY X
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XI
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XII
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XIII
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XIV
31 DAYS IF DEVOTION DAY XV
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XVI
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XVII
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XVIII
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XIX
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XX
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XXI
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XXII
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XXIII
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XXIV
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XXV
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XXVI
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XXVII
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XXVIII
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XXIX
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XXX
31 DAYS OF DEVOTION DAY XXXI
FIVE STEPS TO ABUNDANT LIFE-STEP 1
FIVE STEPS TO ABUNDANT LIFE-STEP 2
FIVE STEPS TO ABUNDANT LIFE-STEP 3
FIVE STEPS TO ABUNDANT LIFE-STEP 4
FIVE STEPS TO ABUNDANT LIFE-STEP 5
HARDCORE CHRISTIANITY PART I
HARDCORE CHRISTIANITY PART II
HARDCORE CHRISTIANITY PART III
HARDCORE CHRISTIANITY PART IV
HARDCORE CHRISTIANITY PART V
HARDCORE CHRISTIANITY PART VI
HARDCORE CHRISTIANITY PART VII
HARDCORE CHRISTIANITY PART VIII
HARDCORE CHRISTIANITY PART IX
HARDCORE CHRISTIANITY PART X
WE ARE THE ELECT OF GOD PART I
WE ARE THE ELECT OF GOD PART II
WE ARE THE ELECT OF GOD PART III
WE ARE THE ELECT OF GOD PART IV
WE ARE THE ELECT OF GOD PART V
WE ARE THE ELECT OF GOD PART VI
WE ARE THE ELECT OF GOD PART VII
WE ARE THE ELECT OF GOD PART X
Living in His Presence Part I
Living in His Presence Part II
Living in His Presence Part III
Living in His Presence Part IV
Living in His Presence Part V
Living in His Presence Part VII
Living in His Presence Part VIII
Living in His Presence Part IX
Living in His Presence Part X
Who Saw This Temple in Its Former Glory? PART I
Who Saw This Temple in Its Former Glory? PART II
Who Saw This Temple in Its Former Glory? PART III
Who Saw This Temple in Its Former Glory? PART IV
Who Saw This Temple in Its Former Glory? PART VI
Who Saw This Temple in Its Former Glory? PART VII
Who Saw This Temple in Its Former Glory? PART VIII
Who Saw This Temple in Its Former Glory? PART IX
Who Saw This Temple in Its Former Glory? PART X
Twelve Stones PART I
Twelve Stones PART II
Twelve Stones PART III
Twelve Stones PART IV
Twelve Stones PART V
Twelve Stones PART VI
Twelve Stones PART VII
Twelve Stones PART VIII
Twelve Stones PART IX
Twelve Stones PART X
Twelve Stones PART XI
Twelve Stones PART XII
Twelve Stones PART XIII
Twelve Stones PART XIV
Twelve Stones PART XV
Are You a Disciple of Jesus Christ? PART I
Are You a Disciple of Jesus Christ? PART II
Are You a Disciple of Jesus Christ? PART III
Are You a Disciple of Jesus Christ? PART IV
Are You a Disciple of Jesus Christ? PART V
Are You a Disciple of Jesus Christ? PART VI
Are You a Disciple of Jesus Christ? PART VII
Are You a Disciple of Jesus Christ? PART VIII
Are You a Disciple of Jesus Christ? PART IX
Are You a Disciple of Jesus Christ? PART X
Have You Received the Promise of the Father? PART I
Have You Received the Promise of the Father? PART II
Have You Received the Promise of the Father? PART III
Have You Received the Promise of the Father? PART IV
Have You Received the Promise of the Father? PART V
Have You Received the Promise of the Father? PART VI
Have You Received the Promise of the Father? PART VII
Have You Received the Promise of the Father? PART VIII
Have You Received the Promise of the Father? PART IX
Have You Received the Promise of the Father? PART X
Divine Order PART I
Divine Order PART II
Divine Order PART III
Divine Order PART IV
Divine Order PART V
Divine Order PART VI
Divine Order PART VII
Divine Order PART VIII
Divine Order PART X
The Creative Power of Prayer PART I
The Creative Power of Prayer PART II
The Creative Power of Prayer PART III
The Creative Power of Prayer PART IV
The Creative Power of Prayer PART V
The Creative Power of Prayer PART VI
The Creative Power of Prayer PART VII
The Creative Power of Prayer PART VIII
The Creative Power of Prayer PART IX
The Creative Power of Prayer PART X
THE BELIEVER'S MISSION STATEMENT PART I
THE BELIEVER'S MISSION STATEMENT PART II
THE BELIEVER'S MISSION STATEMENT PART III
THE BELIEVER'S MISSION STATEMENT PART IV
THE BELIEVER'S MISSION STATEMENT PART V
THE BELIEVER'S MISSION STATEMENT PART VI
THE BELIEVER'S MISSION STATEMENT PART VII
THE BELIEVER'S MISSION STATEMENT PART VIII
THE BELIEVER'S MISSION STATEMENT PART IX
THE BELIEVER'S MISSION STATEMENT PART X
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART I
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART II
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART III
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART IV
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART V
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART VI
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART VII
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART VIII
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART IX
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART X
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART XI
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART XII
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART XIII
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART XIV
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART XV
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART XVI
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART XVII
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART XVIII
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART XIX
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART XX
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART XXI
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART XXII
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART XXIII
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART XXIV
DELIVER US FROM EVIL PART XXV
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY PART I
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY PART II
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY PART III
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY PART IV
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY PART V
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY PART VI
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY PART VII
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY PART VIII
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY PART IX
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY PART X
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY PART XI
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY PART XII
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY PART XIII
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY PART XIV
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY PART XV
IN HIS PRESENCE PART I
IN HIS PRESENCE PART II
IN HIS PRESENCE PART III
IN HIS PRESENCE PART IV
IN HIS PRESENCE PART V
IN HIS PRESENCE PART VI
IN HIS PRESENCE PART VII
IN HIS PRESENCE PART VIII
IN HIS PRESENCE PART IX
IN HIS PRESENCE PART X
GOD'S WILL FOR HEALING PART I
GOD'S WILL FOR HEALING PART II
GOD'S WILL FOR HEALING PART III
GOD'S WILL FOR HEALING PART IV
GOD'S WILL FOR HEALING PART V
GOD'S WILL FOR HEALING PART VI
GOD'S WILL FOR HEALING PART VII
GOD'S WILL FOR HEALING PART VIII
GOD'S WILL FOR HEALING PART IX
GOD'S WILL FOR HEALING PART X
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART I
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART II
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART III
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART IV
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART V
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART VI
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART VII
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART VIII
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART IX
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART X
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART XI
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART XII
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART XIII
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART XIV
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART XV
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART XVI
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART XVII
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART XVIII
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART XIX
APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD PART XX
THE NAMES OF GOD PART I
THE NAMES OF GOD PART II
THE NAMES OF GOD PART III
THE NAMES OF GOD PART IV
THE NAMES OF GOD PART V
THE NAMES OF GOD PART VI
THE NAMES OF GOD PART VII
THE NAMES OF GOD PART VIII
THE NAMES OF GOD PART IX
THE NAMES OF GOD PART X
THE NAMES OF GOD PART XI
THE NAMES OF GOD PART XII
THE NAMES OF GOD PART XIII
THE NAMES OF GOD PART XIV
THE NAMES OF GOD PART XV
THE NAMES OF GOD PART XVI
THE NAMES OF GOD PART XVII
THE NAMES OF GOD PART XVIII
THE NAMES OF GOD PART XIX
THE NAMES OF GOD PART XX
THE NAMES OF GOD PART XXI
THE NAMES OF GOD PART XXII
THE NAMES OF GOD PART XXIII
THE NAMES OF GOD PART XXIV
THE NAMES OF GOD PART XXV
IT IS FINISHED! PART I
IT IS FINISHED! PART II
IT IS FINISHED! PART III
IT IS FINISHED! PART IV
IT IS FINISHED! PART V
IT IS FINISHED! PART VI
IT IS FINISHED! PART VII
IT IS FINISHED! PART VIII
IT IS FINISHED! PART IX
IT IS FINISHED! PART X
IT IS FINISHED! PART XI
IT IS FINISHED! PART XII
IT IS FINISHED! PART XIII
IT IS FINISHED! PART XIV
IT IS FINISHED! PART XV
IT IS FINISHED! PART XVI
IT IS FINISHED! PART XVII
IT IS FINISHED! PART XVIII
IT IS FINISHED! PART XIX
IT IS FINISHED! PART XX
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE PART I
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE PART II
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE PART III
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE PART IV
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE PART V
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE PART VI
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE PART VII
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE PART VIII
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE PART IX
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE PART X
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE PART XI
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE PART XII
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE PART XIII
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE PART XIV
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE PART XV
The Church
Special Teaching Series
Fulfilling The Royal Law, Part I
Fulfilling The Royal Law, Part II
Fulfilling The Royal Law, Part III
Love Walk, Part I
Love Walk, Part II
Putting On The New Man - A Study In Colossians, Part I
Putting On The New Man - A Study In Colossians, Part II
Putting On The New Man - A Study In Colossians, Part III
Putting On The New Man - A Study In Colossians, Part IV
Seven Places Jesus Bled To Set You Free
The Four C's Of Fellowship, Part I
The Four C's Of Fellowship, Part II
The Four C's Of Fellowship, Part III
The Four C's Of Fellowship, Part IV
The Parable Of The Sower, Part I
The Parable Of The Sower, Part II
The Parable Of The Sower, Part III
The Three Fold Power Of The Godhead
The Unity Of Faith, Part I
The Unity Of Faith, Part II
The Unity Of Faith, Part III
The Unity Of Faith, Part IV
Understanding Fallen Angels And Demonic Spirits, Part I
Understanding Fallen Angels And Demonic Spirits, Part II
Understanding Fallen Angels And Demonic Spirits, Part III
Understanding Fallen Angels and Demonic Spirits, Part IV
Understanding Fallen Angels and Demonic Spirits, Part V
The Kingdom Of God, Part I
The Kingdom Of God, Part II
The Kingdom Of God, Part III
Hitting The Target Through Prayer
Hitting The Target Through Prayer, Part II
Hitting The Target Through Prayer, Part III
The Power Of Appropriation, Part I
The Power Of Appropriation, Part II
The Power of Appropriation Part III
The Church That Jesus Built Part I
Doctrines Of Demons Part I
Did You Receive The Holy Spirit When You Believed?
Doctrines of Demons II
The Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ
JOURNAL THE JOURNEY!
CASTING YOUR CARES UPON GOD
Spotlight On Teaching

CONNECTING WITH GOD-THE SHEPHERD, THE VINE AND THE BREAD

    "That they all may be one, as You Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me." John 17:21

    In order for us to connect with God as intimately as Jesus spoke and for us to become One with Him relates to a man and woman becoming one flesh in marriage. Joined together with the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.

    Within this message we will see what it means for us to enter that relationship of being one with God. First, the Shepherd prepares us to eat and drink without distraction being our provider and protector, next the Vine is our life source, being connected to Him we abide and dwell in Him forever, and lastly the Bread is our communion with the Son making us sharers in His fellowship.

    The Shepherd, the Vine and the Bread are our divine connection with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, our co-union, co-munnion and co-mission in life, to be Joint-Heirs with Jesus, seated as One in heavenly places in Him!

    "And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." John 17:3

THE SHEPHERD

    The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me besides the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His namesake. Psalm 23:1-3

    Sheep are the only animal needing human oversight and we as spiritual sheep also need the Good Shepherd's loving care for us. In order for the sheep to eat of the green pasture they have been led to, they must be free from distractions, such as flies, mosquitoes and other pestilence and so it is with us; we must also be free from that which robs us of our quiet time with God.

    Once we are still and quiet, the revelation of His word begins to enter our spirit, giving us spiritual nourishment that sustains us and allows us to grow and mature, without which we would die. Next, we are led to still waters because rushing water scares the sheep so they won't drink. Once they are able to drink of the water of life they become tranquil and at rest, free from fear and the anxiety of life.

    This is the beginning of the divine connection with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit that one can only obtain by seeking their presence and being still so that they can receive spiritual life. Many today who claim to be believers are too busy with their lives and distracted with the worries of the world and the cares of this life and so they shrivel up and die spiritually! For those who allow the Shepherd's care, their soul will be restored and they will be led on the narrow road of righteousness.

    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:5,6

THE VINE

    "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing." John 15:5

    It was once said by a visiting dignitary, "It is amazing how much the American church has been able to accomplish without the Holy Spirit." This statement is so true with the advent of Mega churches, programs of all kinds and with the promotion of their ministries sent around the world by TV.

    Jesus said, "My house shall be a house of prayer." He never meant for His true ekklesia (assembly) to be a stadium of lost pew sitters attending once a week to get their ears tickled by some Prima-donna, a term from opera given to the first woman who were often egotistical, demanding and flamboyant. Sound familiar? Jesus also warned us that there would be many false prophets and teachers in the last days!

    The very first expression of Christ's body waited on the outpouring of Holy Spirit upon them to receive power and anointing as they connected to the life giving vine! Today we are to be an abiding citizen of the very vine of God, receiving spiritual nourishment and the life of the Spirit. A branch cannot ever leave the vine and if it does, it quickly dies, never to be connected again! Abide, dwell and remain!

   "If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. "By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so that you will be My disciples." John 15:6-8

THE BREAD

    "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst."John 6:35

    Jesus Christ is the bread of life for all who would make Him Lord and partake of the spiritual nourishment He gives. Jesus told His disciples that unless they ate His flesh and drank His blood they would not have His life in them. This term of eating His flesh and drinking His blood describes the covenant we enter upon making Him our Lord.

    The Greek word, Koinonia means fellowship, communion, sharing, intimacy and intercourse, the desired relationship we have with the Lord Jesus and with one another. When we are saved, His blood supernaturally washes us from sin and when we partake of His word it supernaturally nourishes our spirit with divine revelation.

    This is our life in the Spirit, to become one with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in fellowship and communion, sharing and connecting in a divine love relationship. Deeper than any human emotion, it will fulfill you and feed you with the supernatural power of divine revelation, giving you the benefits of becoming spiritual sons and daughters of the Most High!

    "And the glory which you gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one; I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have love Me." John 17:22,23

Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
   Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
 

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