Use God’s Word and live free.

BTR announcement — “Welcome to the Word” —
—Good Morning, This is Rev Essie of NBM Church online wishing you (Victory, Yeshua, Love, joy, peace, wit, wealth, success, patience, virtue, good health, money, mercy, grace, support, Ruach, wisdom, positivity, abundance, prosperity, greatness and Yahweh!…).  Church online with me, Rev Essie, every Sunday at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time at 1-917-889-8054 is for those who cannot attend the usual “brick and mortar” service who don’t want to leave their church but need to hear the Word momentarily for various reasons: sick and shut in, transportation troubles, etc. Know that we are praying for you and for God to send you favor quickly. Also remember that “Troubles don’t last always!”You have the Victory.
“Today the subject is Confess the Word of God (Jesus) and live free.
Is God’s Word the final authority in your life? Is your faith rooted and grounded on God’s Word? Or are you one of those who seem to think that the Word of God is not enough leaving you to search for another so-called, “spiritual authority” which is not a real spiritual authority at all, but a poser?
Let’s turn to today’s main scripture which is     
Matthew 11:7-12
7  And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
8  But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.
9  But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
10  For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
11  Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12  And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
Proverbs 16:29-30
29  A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
30  He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
VIOLENT PEOPLE DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO, WHY CAN’T CHRISTIANS DO THE SAME? So many followers of Jesus Christ are so prone to depression and giving up at times, that we, like Elijah, would rather ask to die than to stand up to the enemy and fight the good fight. Elijah had eradicated the land of all of it’s false prophets but when the Wicked Jezebel threatened his life, he got depressed and asked God to kill him. My message to you today is “DON’T GIVE UP!” 
The “violence” in the Matthew 11 reading, that the Lord said the kingdom had suffered since John’s day, was the violent resistance that the unbelieving leaders in Israel waged against the proclamation of the kingdom gospel. These violent rulers made several attempts on the Lord’s life as He preached the kingdom of heaven (Luke 4:29; John 5:18; John 7:1,19,25; 8:37,40; 10:31). As the Lord went on to explain, these violent attempts on His life were attempts to take possession of the kingdom by force.
The Lord illustrated all this with the parable of the “householder” who represented God (Matt. 21:33), “which planted a vineyard” that represented Israel in the Old Testament (Matt. 21:33 cf. Isa. 5:1,2,7). God “hedged” or “fenced” Israel (Matt. 21:33 cf. Isa. 5:2) with an invisible wall of protection from her enemies, but also “digged a winepress” (Isa. 5:2 cf. Matt. 21:33), which indicated He expected to reap a harvest of grapes from his vineyard to press into wine in return for His efforts. But the “servants” that God sent Israel to gather these fruits, the Old Testament prophets, were violently persecuted (Matt. 21:35,36). Last of all, He sent them His Son (Heb. 1:1,2), but when Israel’s leaders “saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill Him; and let us seize on His inheritance” (Matt. 21:38), His inheritance being Israel (Isa. 19:25).
Spiritual success all depends on how you think, how strong your faith in God is, how much you love Him and how you use His Word against the wiles of the enemy. We should love the Lord so much that we wouldn’t question His Word and Authority even if we don’t understand it. Walking in complete Faith leaves no room for doubt. Just like the law that says that no 2 objects can occupy the same space at the same time: dark and light, oil and water, and, faith and doubt cannot either. Either you believe the Lord your Creator or you don’t. We are at war, there is a heavy and horrible spiritual battle going on and there is no demilitarized zone. The only peace that you can get is the peace of Jesus Christ. 
So many of us have it backward. We yell at God, thinking that we have a right to, and we let the devil get away with murder, sometimes out of ignorance, rebellion, or just plain old fear. We watch too much tv and we are looking for that shadow in the corner with a long tail so that we can rebuke it and send it to dry places – when all along it could be your boss, children, wife, husband, parent, neighbor, old friend or fellow church member. Somewhere, someone is going to rattle your cage. Some purposefully do it and some unknowingly do it and some just like being manipulative to see how many people they can allegedly command. These are power hungry fools. How do you handle your opposers? Do you let them get away with intimidating you or do you speak, not YOUR mind, but the mind of Christ? Using God’s Word, we can be free to correct someone or something rightfully, but always be careful of the words that you speak to others no matter what the situation is, or calls for. You are a creator just like your father. If someone close to you aggravates you, the way that you answer them can cause good or bad results. The last thing that you want to do is to be responsible for the suicide of a weak person who just happened to be in a bad mood, or like Elijah, depressed at the time. What you want to do is to speak wisely to them, not taking their insults personally but allowing the devil to know that you know who he is and rebuking him like Jesus did Peter in Matt 16:23, Mark 8:33, and Luke 4:8. In doing so, you just could lead that person to salvation. Once they see you handling the situation properly, and if they don’t get offended easily, they just may want to be like you in handling those types of situations, and accept Jesus as their savior as well if they aren’t saved. Plant the seeds and the Spirit of God will cause them to grow. The Holy Spirit doesn’t break toes, He just steps on them a little, once in a while.  
What we should really do in life is to shout at the devil who tries to take over our minds, our thoughts and sometimes causes us to speak death into situations instead of life. Be violent with the one who is violent with you, amen? satan is not playing tiddly-winks here. Have you ever stated something so negatively that you had to check your own statement and attitude? That was the swaying of your hater, taking over your thoughts and making you speak something that Jesus wouldn’t approve of. When these things happen, we need to stop, drop and roll. Stop the negativity and redirect your mouth and thoughts, drop the attitude that made you say what you did and roll on with what God would have you to say to enlighten the mind of the other party instead of leading them to stress which could lead to sickness and possibly death one day. Then, their death would be on your hands so to speak. I wonder how many have passed this life early because of negative Atom-bombs being dropped upon them mostly throughout their lives?
Did you ever have someone yell at you and down you so horribly that you began to literally get a headache and not feel so well? What is happening is that, their negative energy is pouring out upon you and draining you of your joy and peace. You can  literally hear nothing good about yourself coming out of their mouth as though their mouth was a septic system or something. Sometimes someone can download on you, or, as some say, “drop a load” on you so harshly that it can lead you to sickness. Then you are wondering why you are not sleeping well, your stomach always hurts, or you have bags under your eyes and your energy is drained. 
Those are the times that you need to speak up what the Word of God says. “I Am a Child of the Most High God, the Father and I are one.” “I Am not what you say that I am.” “I am sorry if I ever offended you but I refuse to allow you to make me your punching bag.” Some people get so good at spewing negativity that they begin to practice it as much as they can. Making others look or feel bad – makes them feel better about themselves. Everything is your fault, it is certainly not theirs. It becomes a nasty habit and you are watching them walk down a narrow, deep and dark path that will hinder their walk with the Lord one day. It’s called “Vanity.” Listen to what vanity means: 1 excessive pride in or admiration of one’s own appearance OR achievements: 2 the quality of being worthless or futile: They begin to use it as a defense mechanism. Instead of forgiving others as Jesus told us to do, they down others to make themselves feel better. They begin to enjoy their alleged ‘manipulation’. After a while, they begin to feel as though they went to a Spa, jumped in a Jacuzzi and soaked a while. It becomes a cool, (or should I say ‘icy’ dip) in an Epsom Salt bath, or a bandaid for them. “Well…I guess I told THEM! They’ll think twice before messing with ME again.” they say proudly. The devil is using the situation against them but they think that it is healing to curse someone out and kill the joy of others. That’s not the ways of Jesus, folks. 
God’s Word has the healing properties that we need. Study it daily, it relieves the stresses of life. The Hebrew word for God’s Word is “Siyach” which means to ponder, converse with oneself and, utter aloud. Do you know what this means? DON’T BE AFRAID TO UTTER ALOUD! If someone is listening, they just may get healed. Don’t worry about who is listening just know that God hears you, that’s all that matters. Amen? Obviously the enemy coined the phrase, “Talking to yourself is crazy.”  I “utter” all of the time. The best thing to utter is God’s Word! You’ll get your best answers from Him! It is the way that He loves to communicate to you via His Holy Spirit. You read and the Spirit will translate to the Spirit in you.  God is the final authority in my life! Who is yours?
Let’s take a look at some scripture about the Word shall we?
Psalm 1:2-3
2  But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psalm 119:15-16
15  I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
16  I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
Luke 16:16
16  The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
1 Timothy 4:15-16
15  Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
16  Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Deuteronomy 31:19
19  Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.
Ephesians 5:19-20
19  Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20  Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
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Extra scriptures:
Psalm 17:0-4
Psalm 17
1  Hear the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
2  Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.
3  Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
4  Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
Proverbs 30:5-7
5  Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
6  Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
7  Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:
Deuteronomy 6:6-19
6  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7  And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
8  And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
9  And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
10  And it shall be, when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not,
11  And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;
12  Then beware lest thou forget the Lord, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
13  Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.
14  Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;
15  (For the Lord thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.
16  Ye shall not tempt the Lord your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
17  Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.
18  And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the Lord: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers,
19  To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the Lord hath spoken.
Deuteronomy 11:20-23
20  And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
21  That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
22  For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;
23  Then will the Lord drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.
Deliverance through the Word:
Psalm 107:20-22
20  He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
21  Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
22  And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.
John 8:31-32
31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Psalm 119:45-50
45  And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
46  I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
47  And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
48  My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
49  ZAIN.Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
50  This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
Proverbs 6:20-23
20  My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
21  Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.
22  When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
23  For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
1 Samuel 3:9-11
9  Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
10  And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.
11  And the Lord said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.
4. There are 4 keys in applying the Word: 
a. Put the Word in your heart 
b. Meditate on the Word 
c. Confess the Word.
d. Be a doer of the Word. 
And learn to let go of traditions. Traditions are the main causes of some who may not get into Heaven. They treasure man’s word over God’s Word:
Matthew 15
1  Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
2  Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3  But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
Here are some enemies against applying the Word;
1. 2 JOHN 2: 15-16 
a. Lust of the flesh 
b. Lust of the eyes 
c. The pride of life 
2. Lust of the eyes
a. Samson’s downfall 
1. Judges 16:1, 4 
b. Davids’s downfall 
1. 2 Sam 11 
3. Lust of the flesh 
a. Balaam the prophet
1. Numbers 22:17, 37 Balaam had a desire for fame and fortune. 
4. Pride of life
a. Saul’s downfall
1. 1Sam 15:17 “…when thou wast little in thine own sight….”
2. Saul grew prideful to do what he wanted to do. 
The Word is a weapon! The Word is YOUR weapon! USE IT! 
Eph 6:17
Ephesians 6:17
17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Learn to use the Word correctly. Learn who to yell at and who NOT to yell at, amen? Are you saved?

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