Todays Overhead Notes

210530

THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH

The Lord’s Return for His Bride

Eph 2:14-18

14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, 16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. 17 And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. 18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

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Titus 2:11-14

11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

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1 Thess 1:10 and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who DELIVERS us from the wrath to come.

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2 Cor 5:20-21

20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

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1 Thess 4:13-18

13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.

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15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be CAUGHT UP together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus, we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

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1 Thess 5:1-11

5 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.

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6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. 11 Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

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CAUGHT UP = HARPAZO

Harpazo (har-pad'-zo); to seize, catch (catch away), pluck, pull, take by force.
The word Rapture is the Latin word for Harpazo or the English catching away.

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Maranatha = “Our Lord, Come”

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1 Thess 4:17-18

17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

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THE GREAT APOSTASY?

2 Thess 2:1-12 NKJV

1 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless “the falling away” (APOSTASY) comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,

Will continue next week. More to come.

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210523

The Feast of Pentecost!

The Feast of the Harvest!

The first Pentecost was 50 day after Passover, on Mount Sinai where God gave the 10 Commandments.

"The morning of the 3rd day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain... then Moses led the people out and they stood at the foot of the mountain. Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the Lord descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace; the whole mountain trembled violently... the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain. " Exodus 19: 16-20

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The second was 50 days after Jesus died on the Cross.

When the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all together in one place. Suddenly there came a sound from heaven like the rushing of a violent tempest blast and there appeared tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance. - Acts 2: 1-4

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The Feast of Pentecost is described in Lev 23:15-16, Num 28:26-31 and Deut 16:9-12.

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In Hebrew this feast is called Shavuot which means "feast of weeks".

In the New Testament it is called "Pentecost" which is Greek for "fifty days".

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THREE DIMENSIONS OF PENTECOST

THE FIRST LEVEL OF PENTECOST IS RECEIVING GOD’S BLESSING OF ABUNDANT PROVISION a GREAT HARVEST

THE SECOND LEVEL OF PENTECOST IS SUPERNATURAL REVELATION.

THE THIRD LEVEL OF PENTECOST. AS FIRE CAME DOWN ON MT SINAI, NOW THE FIRE OF HIS GLORY CAME UPON THEM!

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Pentecost is about three things:

1.         God's abundant provision, Harvest

2.         His supernatural revelation

3.         The release of His power and authority "on earth as it is in heaven".

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All are available for us to receive when the heavens open! God is telling us to PREPARE for the open heavens!

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READING OF THE BOOK OF RUTH ON PENTECOST.

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05-09-21

Laying Hold of Our Sonship

Philippians 3:12-14

12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

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2 Peter 1:4

4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

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1 Chr 12:32

Of the children of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command.

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John 18:36

Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, my servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here."

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Jesus established God’s Kingdom within the realm of His own obedience.

God wants to establish with His Church’s - Kingdom Authority.

The Foundation of the Kingdom?  I must be after God’s Heart.

The Character of The Kingdom?  Is Obedience.

The Principle of the Kingdom?  God exalts whoever humbles themselves.

Evidence of the Kingdom? Are manifestations.

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Matt 11:1-6 

1 Now it came to pass, when Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples, that He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities.  2 And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples 3 and said to Him, "Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?"  4 Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and tell John the things which you hear and see:  5 "The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.  6 "And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me."

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Mat 11:12

"And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

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Matt 16:18‑19

18 "And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.  19 “And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

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Matt 21:21 22

21 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' it will be done. 22 "And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."

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Isa 45:11

Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: "Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons; and concerning the work of My hands, you command Me.

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Job 22:28 

You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways.

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Matt 8:5

5 a centurion and said to Him, “But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.”

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Acts 3:1-10

6v. Then Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk."

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Mark 16:17 20 

17 "And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18  "they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." 19 So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen. 

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05-02-21

The Lord Needs Sons, Not Children

Church = ekklesia (ek-klay-see'-ah); a calling out, i.e. for conducting public business and for considering affairs proposed by the council.

Matt 16:18‑19 18 "And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.  19 "And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."(NKJ)

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SON’S

Hebrew = My son; = ben (behn) A son, a child.  The plural is not restricted to the meaning sons, but often means children or descendants of both genders. 

The root from which ben comes is possible banah meaning to build up, or to fortify. 

The idea is that a son is a builder of future generations the builder of the family name.

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Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.  (KJV)

Two Greek word for son

1. teknon = one who is a son by mere fact of birth

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children [teknon] of God,  (NKJ)

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John 1:12‑13 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children [teknon] of God, to those who believe in His name:  13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  (NKJ)

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1 Peter 2:1-3 1 Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, 2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

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1 Cor 13:11-12  11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

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2.  huios (hwee‑os'); = one who can be identified as a son because he displays the character or characteristics of his parents.

teknon = babies or immature sons, - huios (hwee‑os') = mature sons

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Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons (huios) of God

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Rom 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons (huios) of God.  (NKJ)

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Gal 3:26-4:7 For you are all sons (huios) of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

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7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son (huios), and if a son (huios), then an heir of God through Christ.

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Spiritual Immaturity

Hebrews 5:12-14 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. 14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who BY REASON OF USE have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

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WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS.

Rom 8:37  Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

MORE THAN CONQUERORS = HUPERNIKAO - HOOP-ER-NIK-AH-OH - The word describes one who is super victorious, who wins more than an ordinary victory, but who is overpowering in achieving abundant victory. 

Rom 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

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Matt 11:12  "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.  (NKJ)

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Matt 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. (NKJ)

Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.  (NKJ)

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PRINCIPALITY = REIGN (RULE) OVER, FIRST IN RANK, TO BE CHIEF, MAGISTRATE.

WEBSTERS = THE RANK, DIGNITY, OR JURISDICTION OF A PRINCE.  THE TERRITORY RULED BY A PRINCE.

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Rev 1:4‑6 4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (NKJ)

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1 Pet 2:5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

1 Pet 2:9‑10 9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.  (NKJ)

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DECLARATIONS

WE ARE PRINCE’S OF THE KING AND HAVE AUTHORITY TO RULE AN REIGN WITH CHRIST.

WE HAVE DOMINION OVER ALL THE WORKS OF THE ENEMY.

WE SET ARE ENVIRONMENT IN THE POWER OF CHRIST WITHIN US NOT THE ENEMY.

WE ARE THERMOSTAT’S AND NOT A THERMOMETER’S.

WE SET THE ENVIRONMENT NOT JUST RESPOND TO IT.

WE DO NOT RESPOND TO THE EFFECTS OF THE DEVIL IN MY LIFE.  NO

WE RESPOND IN FAITH IN CHRIST.

I CAN CHANGE MY ENVIRONMENT BECAUSE I AM SALT AND LIGHT.

BECAUSE I AM SALT, I CHANGE THAT WHICH IS BITTER TO SWEET.

BECAUSE I AM LIGHT, I CHANGE THAT WHICH IS DARK TO LIGHT.

GOD’S LOVE FLOWS THROUGH ME TO THOSE AROUND ME. 

I AM THE EXPRESSION OF THE NATURE AND CHARACTER OF GOD IN THE EARTH.

IF THE SAME SPIRIT THAT RAISED CHRIST FORM THE DEAD DWELLS IN YOU, HE MAKES YOU ALIVE FROM THE DEAD AND WE MAKE ALL THOSE AROUND US ALIVE BECAUSE WE ARE SALT AND LIGHT. 

GOD HAS GIVEN US AUTHORITY IN AND THOUGH CHRIST.

TO THE COMMAND THE WILL OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.