Certain Restrictions Apply

 

Monday

Day – Mark 11

Night – Romans 3

 

Tuesday

Day – Luke 8

Night – Matthew 15

 

Wednesday

Day – Romans 4

Night – Matthew 18

 

Thursday

Day – Deuteronomy 32

Night – Luke 7

 

Friday

Day – Matthew 19

Night – Genesis 11

 


 

 

Certain Restrictions Apply

 


 

Mark 11:11-24

 

We are continuing where we left off two weeks ago on learning How to Believe God for your Mate. This series on the subject of marriage is for the married and unmarried alike. We talked in that first message about Having Faith for Someone Else. I want to continue along the same line today.

Is there a difference when using your faith for things and your faith for people? Yes. What is that difference then?

 

For things…

Mark 11:22-24

 

Jesus specifically says what things, so it is safe to say that He is not talking about people.

 

Romans 3:3

 

So What! I like that… What he is saying here is that if someone is (believing) against some THING that you have faith in God for, their unbelief can NOT make the faith of God (your faith) of none effect.

 

For people…

Luke 8:50

 

This father was able to use his faith for his daughters healing.

 

Matthew 15:28

 

Then in this occasion when a woman came to Jesus because her daughter was vexed by the devil, Jesus attributes her faith to her daughters deliverance. This is Bible evidence that you can use your faith for someone else.

But Certain Restrictions Apply… You can not use your faith to override someone’s will.

 

Romans 4:14

 

Now I use this Scripture to show you from the word of God that it is possible to make your faith void or of none effect. I wonder what would cause my faith to be void?

Well when it comes to things, doubt could cause my faith to be void but someone else’s doubt can not void my faith. Certain Restrictions Apply.

Then when it comes to people, their will could make my faith void or of none effect.

 

So here are three scenarios of using your faith for other people: With, Against, & For

 

Matthew 18:19

1. If two of you agree… the prayer of agreement is the prayer of faith X2.

 

Deuteronomy 32:30

One thousand, two 10 thousand

 

But what if you try to use your faith against someone else? Does the person with the strongest faith win? No!

 

Or what if they are not believing at all can you use your faith for them? Yes! But Certain Restrictions Apply

With, Against, & For

 

Luke 7:1-10

Great faith: when you use your faith for people

Faith begins where the will of God is known. FF Bosworth. Faith ends where the will of God is unknown. SL

So when it comes to you believing God for your mate, where do we start? Is it God’s will for you to be married? Yes.

 

Matthew 19:12

Now some have received the gift, even as Paul

 

How do you know that it is God’s will to be married?

 

Genesis 2:18, 21-25

God instituted marriage. He is the One Who said it’s not good for man to be alone.

 

1 Corinthians 11:8-9

Made the woman for the man

There is a law inside every man and woman that causes or caused a desire for a marriage relationship. Why would a gay person want to be married? So shall… that’s a law.

 

Proverbs 18:22

Obtains favor: when you do it He blesses you.

 

Malachi 2:15-16

He hates divorce. All proofs that it’s God’s will.

Decide right now that you are somebody’s husband/wife. Whoever they are, they need you and you need them.

Is it God’s will for you to be married to shemar moore? That depends. Certain Restrictions Apply.

Depends on who, God? No.

Who does it God’s will depend on? You and Shemar Moore or Zoe Saldana

 

 

Prayer for Healing for the Believer #3

 

Isaiah 53:4-5

Matthew 8:16-17

1 Peter 2:24

 

So we should have a clear picture of what Jesus did when He was beaten and punished for our sins and for our sicknesses. Is the work of the cross finished? Is there anything more for the Father or Jesus to do for our salvation once we are born again? No. Then in the same way the work of the cross which included healing is finished. And there isn’t anything more for the Father or Jesus to do for our healing.

In this series we are talking about Prayers that Contradict the Word. Simply, there are prayers that can be prayed by a born again, child of God that do not get answered. Asking amiss – (Thayer’s) miserable; improperly, wrongly; (Strong’s) badly – is actually a really big deal when it comes to prayer. So ultimately this series is about us becoming better in regards to our prayer life. God is limited by our prayer life, so we are endeavoring to take the limits off God.

The very first prayer that we are looking at that is a Prayer that Contradicts the Word is “The Prayer for Healing for the Believer.” What Scripture in the New Testament gives us the right to pray for healing? James said, Is any sick among you? Let them call, not pray. When someone prays for you, typically its for you to receive the revelation of what you need for yourself.

Tonight I am led to talk about MANIFESTATION! That’s real deal. To show you from the Word of God, that what the believer really needs when he or she may be dealing with symptoms of sickness and disease is MANIFESTATION! If you are going to pray for anything during a time when you feel sick in your body, then pray that your healing be manifested in your body.

 

John 9:1-3

 

It’s not about this man’s sin, or his parents sin. That is not the issue, but that the works of God should be manifest (let me heal him.) He doesn’t really answer the question.

Rightly dividing the word of truth is extrodinarily critical in this particular passage of Scripture. Because left to some, they would have you believe that some people were born with a sickness or disease by the will of God. That the Lord moves in mysterious ways; His wonders to perform.

That is not what Jesus is saying here. Sickness and disease is entirely from the devil; the pit of hell, inc.

 

Matthew 7:7-11

 

Settle it now and for all eternity that God is good and the devil is bad. That sickness and disease is never the will of God nor comes from God. With that safely determined in your heart, now you should understand what Jesus was saying in John 9.

 

John 9:3

 

Manifest – to make manifest or visible or known what has been hidden or unknown, to manifest, whether by words, or deeds, or in any other way.

 

John 2:11

 

Can you manifest your healing from inside of you? Jesus connected the glory of God to a healing in John 9. He manifested forth His glory. Can you manifest your healing?

 

Acts 4:16

 

When something is fully manifested it can be known to all and it can’t be denied. You can say all day long that I am the healed and not the sick by faith. But if the tests and symptoms persist, one thing we know for sure is that your healing is not manifested.

So when you’re dealing with this the focus needs to be on the manifestation of your healing. NOT that you need to be healed. When you say “God heal me,” what is He suppose to do with that?

 

1 Corinthians 12:7

 

One of the things I’ve been trained to constantly pray for and believe for is a greater manifestation and demonstration of the gifts of the Spirit. Can you pray for manifestation?

According to this passage, the Bible talks about manifestation. And in 1 Corinthians 14:1, Paul says for us to desire. And in Mark 11:24 Jesus says for us to pray what things soever we DESIRE. So it is Scriptural to pray for a MANIFESTATION!

 

2 Kings 6:8-17

 

This is a perfect example of a Scriptural prayer for manifestion (to make visible or known). This also helps us to understand better why the Elders in James 5 come and pray over the person with symptoms. What are they praying? They are praying the prayer of faith – NOT the prayer of healing. But what exactly are they praying. I don’t know, but I do know this…

 

Ephesians 1:16-18a

 

Paul who is a Elder prayed this way all the time for believers. We see him again and again through so many books in the new testament, praying for believers, but not once that I have found did he pray for a believer to be healed.

So this kind of prayer of faith gives the Lord the legal right to raise the believer with symptoms up to another level where THEY see themselves as already healed and thereby are rescued from danger.

 

2 Corinthians 4:10-18

 

Can the life of Jesus be made manifest in our mortal flesh? Evidently it can whether we know it or not :)! But what does that look like? What was in the life of Jesus? Sickness nor disease was not in the life of Jesus.

For the first time in my life I am seeing this entire passage in a new light. If you are dealing with any symptom or disease in your body, I challenge you to meditate this passage. He is telling us How to Manifest Our Healing.

 

Romans 8:11, 18-19

 

Jesus’ physical body had died and not one organ in His body was working. If anyone ever needed a miracle of healing it was Jesus. And it is the same Holy Ghost is us that is in us TO quicken (make alive) our mortal (physical) body, by the manifestation of the Spirit of Glory!

 

 

Brother Travis Eskridge

 


 

Colossians 1:12-13 KJV

[12] Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: [13] Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

 

Has anyone ever left you an inheritance. What does it take in order to receive an inheritance, or To be a partaker of the inheritance of the saints.

 

We all have had a love 1 who has passed away in this World. But How many of us have lost a love one to this World?

 

What is the difference?

So today we going to look in the Word of God and see what is an inheritance and how do we get access to it to become partakers of the saints. We will also be looking at the difference from a love one passing in this world and us loosing a love 1 to this world. Finally we will see if we are doing our part or not.

 

 

TITLE:Inheritance of the Saints

Are You doing your part?

 

Colossians 1:12-13 KJV

Giving thanks unto the father WHICH HATH!

So the FATHER has to leave the inheritance.

 

Proverbs 13:22 KJV

GOOD MAN

Inheritance in this verse comes from the hebrew word NACHAL-to get as a possession, acquire, inherit, possess

 

This is talking about things or possession. So we are suppose to leave land and other things to our children’s children.

 

 

Colossians 1:12-13 KJV

inheritance-This meaning come from the greek word KLEROS

used of the part which one will have in eternal salvation

of salvation itself

the eternal salvation which God has assigned to the saints

 

So if the Father is leaving the inheritance, then inorder to receive the inheritance we must be sons and daugthers of who we want to receive an inheritance from. Or in this verse eternal salvation.

 

Lets take Pastor Stan I wouldn’t be leaving him an inheritance unless i adopt him.

 

So very if you are not sure that you are a child of God pay very close attention.

 

In the beginning Adam brought sin into the World.

 

Romans 10:9 KJV

Confess with your mouth

Believe in your heart

 

Mark 16:16 KJV

Jesus is telling us we must be baptized.

 

Acts 16:25-33 KJV

[25] And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. [26] And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. [27] And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. [28] But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.

 

Acts 16:29-33 KJV

Story of 1 man saving his whole house.

 

Now there are those we are going to loose to this world.

 

Matthew 18:11 KJV

Jesus came to save the lost.

 

LOST- greek word apollymi-to devote or give over to eternal misery in hell

to perish, to be lost, ruined, destroyed

 

So what are we doing to make sure our loved ones are not lost and others become partakers?Are we doing our part or are we just sitting on our hands?

 

Cause here at FFC we grow, become great, and help others.

 

This is not a baby message.

 

1 Peter 2:2 KJV

So once you have received the Word you should be growing there by. So what the Word of God tells us to do we should do it.

 

1 Peter 2:2 AMP

Grow unto completed salvation.

 

1 Peter 2:2 NLT

Grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment.

 

A lot of us have been saved for years maybe even decades. That doesn’t mean stop growing. Salvation is a daily process.

 

Romans 12:2 KJV

So to experienced a full and completed salvation, there is growth that will take place.

 

Ladies dont try to change your husbands just pray for them and let the Word of God do the rest.

 

My wife didnt, couldnt, and cant change me.

 

I praise God For Anthony Gladney.

Tell story about Anthony giving me card to church and how it changed my life.

 

I Knew I was going to be a member. Tell story of how you found out about church and listened to Pastors cd.

 

Guy at pappadeux

Tell how is he a good guy but he refuse to go to church. SELFISH!

 

Are you being selfish or are you doing your part?

 

Whats my part?

 

John 13:12-17 NLT

Jesus is telling us to serve one another and 1 is not greater than the other.

 

How many of yall know its important to listen to your Father.

 

Then he said God will bless you.

 

I can remember Pastor mopping before service, cleaning parking lot before service. i could not sit back and watch I had to help. It allowed him to spend more time in prayer, more time preparing, and raising up leaders

 

The word talks about a man serving near to death it shouldnt be like that if we all do our part whatever it maybe. Cause in the end its God that is going to get the glory.

 

CAMP: picking up Brother CL. We all had to do our part to get him up off the ground.

 

Matthew 16:25-27 AMP

You have a reward coming depending on what you have done.

 

What have you done or what are you doing?

 

Look at

Bro. Amos- Audio, usher, help prepare church. His heart is photography. He suppose to be filming at all times catching miracles being preform. People Come in on wheelchair and walk out on feet.

 

Sis Arlene- Faithkids, equip teacher, Her heart is in that kitchen. BOILING WATER

 

Bro Rod- everything

 

So many others.

 

My question to you:

 

ARE YOU DOING YOUR PART?

 

 

Prayer for Healing for the Believer part 2

 

James 4:1-3

 

We are talking about prayers that Contradict the Word. Exactly the opposite of prayers that avail much.

 

James 5:16

 

Are you healed or are you sick? Are you saved or are you lost?

 

There are different kinds of prayers taught in scripture and there are rules that govern them.

 

For the born again believer, is it a contradiction of the word to ask God to heal them. Here’s the balancing contrasting thought: is it wrong for a born again Christian to ask God to save them?

 

Where should we find answers to all our questions? The Bible.

 

James 5:13-16

To make whole; to free from errors and sins, to bring about (one’s) salvation.

He’s talking to believers. Interesting the way he asks. I submit that having symptoms and being sick are two different things. Truth vs. Fact.

It does not say to pray for healing.

It says the prayer that is needed is called the prayer of faith. That is not prayer for healing. And there are rules that govern this kind of praying.

Save – solo – to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction. To preserve one who is in danger of destruction; to save or rescue; restore to health.

He brings up sin while he talks about healing. Not a coincidence.

 

Acts 10:38

 

Psalm 103.1-2

Has has forgiven and has healed!

 

Acts 26:17

You are forgiven

You receive forgiveness

 

John 9:1-9

The issue is manifestation of healing. Not the obtaining of it.

Manifest – to make manifest or visible or known what has been hidden or unknown, to manifest, whether by words, or deeds, or in any other way.

 

John 2:11

Acts 4:16

1 Corinthians 12:7

2 Corinthians 4:11

Romans 8:11

 

Proverbs 4:23

From your heart flows the manifestation of healing

 

I Peter 2:24

You are healed

You receive healing

 

Mark 11:24

Believe you receive

 

Prayer for healing for the believer

The Prayer of fear

Prayer for God to save a loved one or friend

 

 

Having Faith for Someone Else

 


 

Romans 3:3-4

 

This verse of scripture tells us that if we are in faith about some THING, that the unbelief of others can not make our faith of none effect. In other words, if you were believing for some THING and someone you knew who was doubtful that you’d ever receive it, their unbelief will not make the faith of God void. Having faith for things vs. having faith for people.

Can you use your faith for someone else?

 

Romans 1:17

  • Everything you do in life you should do by faith. Married by faith, raise your kids, do your job, serve in church, have healing manifested in your body by faith, pay your bills
  • Series on how faith works. Faith is a firm persuasion.

 

Romans 4:14

  • Faith can be made void or you could say have none effect.
  • This series is about How to use you faith for somebody else. Particularly for the person you are married to or your future spouse.
  • Someone’s unbelief can’t override your faith and likewise your faith can’t override someone else’s will.
  • Can a parent use their faith for their child’s sake?

 

Matthew 15:21-28

  • This proves that you can use your faith for your children.

 

Luke 8:41-42,49-55

  • So clearly you can use your faith for your children but can you use your faith for your spouse or future spouse? Yes, to a degree.

 

1 Corinthians 7:13-14

  • Believing means having faith. So having faith can have an effect on your spouse. But can you use your faith to believe God for a spouse? And if you have a spouse to what extent can you use your faith for them?

 

People have a choice. A right to choose.

 

Deuteronomy 30:19

Jeremiah 21:8

Philippians 1:22-23

Joshua 24:15

 

God will not override man’s choice in a matter to accomplish His will. And we can not override someone’s choice in a matter to accomplish our will.

 

2 Peter 3:9

 

God will protect your right to go to hell if you choose.

 

As a result then it’s important then to know how to use your faith for someone else.

 

Man was not made for the woman but the woman for the man. We touched on a wife role when a husband is not where he should be.

 

It’s not good that man should be alone. True then true today. If you’re not married it may be something you might want to consider. And if you want to be married how should you go about it is a good question. Match.com?

 

 

Praying for Healing for the Believer

 


 

James 4:1-3

 

 

James 5:16

 

  • Are you healed or are you sick? Are you saved or are you lost?

 

  • There are different kinds of prayers taught in scripture and there are rules that govern them.

 

  • For the born again believer, is it a contradiction of the word to ask God to heal them. Here’s the balancing contrasting thought: is it wrong for a born again Christian to ask God to save them?

 

  • Where should we find answers to all our questions? The Bible.

 

Genesis 20:17

  • Abimelech was not saved and prayer was made for him and he was healed.

 

2 Kings 20:5,1-7

  • Hezekiah was unsaved also but prayed and God healed him.

 

Acts 28:8,7-9

  • Publius’ father was not saved either. So I’ve not found in scripture yet a believer who prayed for healing and was healed. But what I have found is this…

 

James 5:13-16

  • He’s talking to believers. Interesting the way he asks. I submit that having symptoms and being sick are two different things. Truth vs. Fact.
  • It does not say to pray for healing.
  • It says the prayer that is needed is called the prayer of faith. That is not prayer for healing. And there are rules that govern this kind of praying.
  • Save – solo – to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction. To preserve one who is in danger of destruction; to save or rescue; restore to health.
  • He brings up sin while he talks about healing. Not a coincidence.

 

John 9:1-9

  • The issue is manifestation of healing. Not the obtaining of it.

 

Psalm 103.1-2

  • Has has forgiven and has healed!

 

  • You are forgiven
  • You receive forgiveness

Acts 26:17

 

  • You are healed
  • You receive healing

 

Mark 11:24

  • Believe you receive

 

 

How to Catch a Man

 


 

Luke 5:1-11

 

We are continuing our series that we began some time ago on becoming Fishers of Men. This is something that the Lord intends to teach all of His disciples how to do and that is How to Catch a Man.

We understand that when Jesus catches of man, the rest of his family will follow. So we as a congregation are specifically targeting men. Today I am led to give you step by step instructions on How to Catch a Man. But the first thing that you need to know is that men don’t like to be caught… at anything! Caught in a race, caught up in a conversation, or even caught off guard. Essentially something happens when the hunter becomes the hunted. The game changes and he will immediately begin to fight or run. Men do not like to be pinned down or backed into a corner.

 

Luke 5:3-4,10

>Letting Jesus Use Your Boat: There is a harvest coming to you! Believe it and you shall prosper.

>draught – a catching, hunting

>Jesus used the situation of the boat filling and ship sinking drought of fish as an example of Peter’s future of catching men.

>Catch men is a very specific description. To take alive; to take, catch, capture. Now again remember, men don’t want to be taken, caught ILL: cell phone, captured.

>ILL: Reality TV Wild Tuna

 

How to Catch a Man

#1 – You need a lure

Luke 4:4

John 4:34 NKJV

>Chum the waters. You set the table and he will come.

 

#2 – You need bait and a hook

John 12:32

>Don’t bait and switch a man. You need the real deal (not chum). Jesus is the real deal.

>If you use your body to get him, you’ll have to use your body to keep him. But what will you do when someone else comes with a better body?

 

1 Peter 3:3-4

>The Word is the key. It is the bait. Every man wants the truth. And every woman wants the word.

 

#3 – You need patience and a monitor

James 5:7

>God has been waiting all their lifetime to capture his heart.

2 Peter 3:9

>Please be patient with me, God is not threw with me yet…

>Now once he takes the bait you might hook him, when you hook him he might run.

Acts 26:28-29

>Give him some line = some time.

 

#4 – You need to fight for him

Genesis 4:9

>Catch him, don’t kill him. Fight for him, not with him. Men perform for cheerleaders, but they try to defeat wrestlers.

>The bigger the catch, the harder the fight. Especially depending upon the species. You hook an alpha male like Peter and capture him, he’ll be a champion for Christ.

 

#5 – You need to reel him in

James 4:8

>The closer you get to God the closer He gets to you.

>To reel him in is to draw him in. There is nothing more drawing than the anointing. Pull him in. Draw him in.

 

#6 – You need to keep him

John 15:16

>Once you got him, keep him. Don’t throw him away. Don’t let him get away. This is not Catch and Release. If you do that he’ll be all the wiser and more suspect the next time.

>God wants your fruit to remain.

 

 

Introduction

 


 

James 4:1-3

 

Have you ever heard of the book or resource that is called Prayers that Avail Much?

 

James 5:16

 

Well tonight I am led to talk about something a little different; from a different perspective. Tonight’s title is Prayers that Contradict the Word. The bible actually teaches us the different kinds of prayers and the rules that govern them.

 

Ephesians 6:18, AMP

>So we are told to pray with all MANNER or KINDS of prayer…

>But there is one kind of prayer that you don’t want to pray. Because this kind of praying will only result in frustration and disappointment.

>Wouldn’t it be sad for a person to spend time “praying” for weeks, months and even years for something and never get an answer?

 

Isaiah 55:10-11

>God’s Word is like the rain that comes down. And once it rains, there is no turning it back. And once God says it, there is no turning it back.

 

Numbers 23:19

>God is not a man that He should lie. As a result, once He says it, that settles it. And He will not change it.

 

Malachi 3:6

>Do you remember what Balaam said to Balak?

 

Numbers 23:20

>So to ask God for something that contradicts something that is in the word of God is vain.

>Remember the text: One of the reasons that you don’t have something that you need and that God wants to provide to you is that you ask amiss.

>This is why it is so important to learn how to pray, so you can pray effectively.

>Learn how to pray according to the word!

 

Jeremiah 1:12

>He watches over His word to perform it. So when you bring Him His word and remind Him of it, He goes to work.

 

Isaiah 43:26

>Put Him in remembrance? Of what?

 

Ezekiel 12:25

>The word He speaks will come to pass

 

Matthew 5:18

>Not one stroke of the word will fail.

 

John 1:1

>So when you ask God to do something or for something that contradicts the word, you are asking Him to contradict Himself.

>I do not believe that God hears all prayers.

 

2 Chronicles 7:14

>IF My people… then will I HEAR. Certain restrictions apply.

 

 

We are Giant Killers

 


 

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ

  • Have can do attitude

 

Romans 8:35-37

We are more than conquerors

  • I don’t know what you are facing this week but I do know you are more than a conqueror.
  • What makes us to conquer no matter the odds? It’s an anointing to win that’s on us

 

2 Corinthians 2:14

Always causes us to triumph

  • The world says you win some and you lose some. I never lose anything! You can win all the time.
  • Christ is the Anointed One; it is His anointing.

 

1 John 5:4

This is the victory that overcomes

  • Our faith is the victory.

 

2 Peter 1:1

Obtained like precious faith

  • Which means we have the same faith today as they did in the bible day’s.

 

2 Corinthians 4:13

The same spirit of faith

  • It’s not a different faith it’s the same… we have the same faith that David had when he went up against Goliath.
  • David in the faith hall of fame.

 

Hebrews 11:32-34

  • David was a giant killer. You can remember his story.

 

1 Samuel 17:32-37

  • But did you know that David was not the only giant killer in the bible? There were hundreds of men that let David be there leader and as a result they became champions themselves.
  • They didn’t start out that way but the became that. And guess what? It was a process. Why? Because winning is a process.

 

1 Samuel 22:1-2

  • They were in distress debt and discontented. And afraid.
  • We may start off chumps but end up champions

 

2 Samuel 21:15-22

  • There were four other men all of whom David developed that were giant killers also.

 

2 Samuel 23:8-23

  • This is the kind of victory God intends for you as you follow the leader He has placed in your life.

 

We are Giant Killers

 

Which means…

We may start off chumps but end up champions

You may not be able to tell by looking at us outwardly but inwardly we are chosen kings.

Do I have any female giant killers? Yes! Deborah, sheba, the virtuous woman of Proverbs and rahab

We are chiseled and refined in the process of time. Iron sharpens.