On this very special Christmas telecast, get ready to discover the three life-changing realms of prayer. Christ’s memorable “Sermon on the Mount” includes this great truth: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will he opened” (Matthew 7:7-8). Learn the principles of asking, seeking, and knocking. Discern the hindrances to effective prayer. Grab a pen and paper, and then get ready for this landmark two-part teaching series by Pastor Benny Hinn. Effective prayers can be the secret to both survival and success for anyone who seeks to walk in faith, power, and unshakeable strength!

 

 

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that. James 4:13-15

A humble heart makes plans in submission to God’s will. When we align with His plan, we are at peace. When we trust Jesus wholeheartedly, we focus on the gift of today and do not obsess over tomorrow’s uncontrollable circumstances. The Lord’s will is both clear and cloudy. It’s clear He wants us to live in the moment: Christ top mind. It’s cloudy: where does the curvy road of His will take us in the future. We make plans and then accept: God’s in control!

“This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls” (Jeremiah 6:16).

“He left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.” –Genesis 39:12

This day I may be exposed to great peril,

let me have  the serpent’s wisdom to keep out of it and avoid it.

The wings of a dove may be of more use to me today than the jaws of a lion.

It is true I may be an apparent loser by declining evil company,

but I had better leave my cloak than lose my character;

It is not needful that I should be rich, but it is imperative upon me to be pure.

No ties of friendship, no chains of beauty, no flashings of talent,

no shafts of ridicule must turn me from the wise resolve to flee from sin.

The devil I am to resist and he will flee from me,

but the lusts of the flesh, I must flee, or they will surely overcome me.

O God of holiness preserve thy Josephs,  

that Madam Bubble bewitch them not with her vile suggestions.

May the horrible trinity of the world, the flesh, and the devil, never overcome us!

Num.31:8 –They slew him also.

A man who accepted the authority of God, who knew what was his duty; but when temptation came, instead of at once casting it on one side, he dallied with it and one by one the checks and restraints which God had put in his way to hedge him about and to keep him in the path of His will, were broken down.

When Jesus Christ came to earth, He came in an earthly body. God showed Himself to man through that physical body of Christ. Without a physical body, Christ could not have accomplished what He did, and the world would not have known what God was like. A physical body was essential.
Now, consider what limitation there would have been in Christ’s ministry on earth, if His body had paralyzed or uncoordinated limbs. If, for example, His legs, arms or tongue had been paralyzed, He could not have walked to the homes of sinners, or put His arms around lepers, or spoken the words of life. He could do all these and more, only because He had a strong, healthy body.
When Christ ascended to heaven, God gave Him another Body on earth to carry on His work – a Body of believers redeemed by His blood out of every nation and tribe and language. This Body of believers, indwelt by the same Holy Spirit Who dwelt in Christ on earth, was to continue the ministry, which Christ, using His physical body, had begun.
This is the calling of the church.
Do you see why Christ is limited on earth now? His new Body (the church) has limbs and organs that are either paralyzed through sin or uncoordinated through disunity.
Satan cannot attack the physical body of Christ today, but he can and does attack Christ’s new Body. Satan (unlike many believers) realizes that Christ’s work on earth can be limited by non -functioning or non-cooperating members in the church.
How desperately we need to pray for spiritual vision concerning the Body of Christ. It is indeed one of the greatest needs of the day. May God help us to see Christ as Head over His Body and each of us as members in it. Such a vision alone can make the church triumphant.