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ACTS 29 TODAY

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The Divine Progression To Agape Love

 

I consider it the utmost honor to spend an hour in God’s

Presence with the third Person of the Godhead as He

creates a supernatural language on the inside of my

spirit. Why? Because with every syllable I speak in that

language, the Holy Spirit is working a miraculous trans-

formation within me.

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You see, years ago I thought tongues for personal

edification had to do strictly with speaking mysteries

and divine secrets and building myself up with

revelation knowledge. Only later did I find out that it

has just as much to do with purging me so I can learn to

walk in agape love — the kind of love that seeks not its

own and denies itself on behalf of others.

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Agape vs. Phileo Love

I have no higher goal in life than to learn how to walk

in this God-kind of love, so I want to know more about

it. I know a lot about “phileo” love, but I want to know

about agape.

I have yoked myself to Jesus, whom John revealed when

he said, “God is love” (1 John4:16). Jesus doesn’t just

love us; He is Love. He is incapable of anything else but

love. That’s why we haven’t understood Him the way we

should — because we haven’t understood agape love.

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We usually don’t have trouble with phileo love. Phileo

can be a strong love, but it has its own interests at

stake, as well as those of the one loved. It’s more of a

conditional love that says, “I can love you if somehow

you bring me pleasure” or “I will love you, but I want

something back from you.”

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So most of us know how to love people with phileo love.

But we haven’t done very well at walking in agape.

Agape is a self-denying love. Its total focus is the

interests and welfare of the beloved.

Phileo love may send me to war because I love my

country. I may even give my body to be burned for the

hope of a better life for my children. I will sacrifice my

life on that altar.

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But if agape love goes to war, it is with higher motives. I

may still sacrifice my life so my children can live free

from threat of harm. But at the same time I have the

enemy soldier on my heart. My prayer is that the war

would cease and that my enemy would be born again.

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Most marriages are based on phileo, not agape. The

spouses love each other for what they can receive from

each other. If marriages were always based on God’s

selfless, agape kind of love, there would be no more

divorces.

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Agape Love Is Merciful

Agape love says, “Be merciful just as your Heavenly

Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36). How merciful is our

Heavenly Father? Well, you and I were lost and headed

for hell. We had nothing to bargain with. We had

absolutely no right to approach God. We were not

capable of bridging the gap on our own.

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But God had mercy on you and me. We didn’t deserve

and couldn’t earn His mercy; we had no way to

approach an infallible God. But He approached us in

His mercy. He crossed that void with Jesus’ blood.

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So how do you obey Jesus’ command to be merciful

even as the Father is merciful? Jesus provided the

guidelines in Luke 6:27-38.

When someone sues you for your coat, you give him the cloak you are wearing. When he slaps you on the cheek, you turn the other cheek. When he takes away your goods, you give him more than he asked for. When he despitefully uses you, you pray for him and forgive him. When he hates you, you keep walking in love.

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Why? Because you are having mercy on him. You are

bridging the gap with the blood of Jesus when the

person doesn’t deserve it. That is agape!

The result of walking in this agape kind of love is

revealed in Luke 6:38:

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same mea-sure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Jesus was saying this: “If you will be children of the

Most High, who is merciful even to the evil and the un-

thankful, and give agape love to others, then My Father

will restore what ever you may have lost — pressed

down, shaken together, and running over. While the

thief is taking your money out the back door because

you extended mercy, My Father will march in the front

door with agape and restore to overflowing all that you

lost!” That’s why agape cannot fail(1 Cor. 13:8)!

However, walking in agape love is easier said than

done. For most of us, if someone came against us with a

lawsuit, our first reaction would be, “Oh yeah? Well, go

ahead and sue me— but you’ll know that you have been

to court, buddy!”

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So how do we ever attain that place of agape where we

are merciful just as the Father is merciful? The

Scriptures teach us that praying in tongues is a major

key to help purge us as we journey through a

progression of steps toward the agape kind of love.

Feeding the Seed of Agape Through Prayer

Even though God has planted the nature and force of

agape love in your spirit, it may be so repressed and so

dominated by your soulish emotions that you hardly

know it exists inside of you. But when you pray in

tongues, you bypass the operation of the physical soul

and throw a lifeline to your spirit.

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Soon the edification process starts feeding that seed of

agape in your heart, causing it to germinate and grow.

The force of love in your spirit grows bigger and bigger

until one day, it dominates the emotions of the soul

instead of the other way around. This is called taking

off the old man and putting on the new.

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That ye put off concerning the former conversation the

old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful

lusts;And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And

that ye put on the new man, which after God is created

in righteousness and true holiness.Eph. 4:22-24

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Assimilating the Word Into the Soul

 

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Your soul was created to assimilate. For example, if you

moved to a country where people spoke a language you

didn’t know, you would begin to assimilate that

language just by being in constant contact with its use.

Your entire soul would kick in to cause you to learn that

language automatically. You wouldn’t have to

deliberately sit down with a tape that told you to say

“Thank you” or “How are you” in that language over

and over until you finally memorized it.

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In the same way, you can approach God’s Word in such

a manner that your soul — your intellect, will, and

emotions — automatically assimilates it and then

begins the process of transforming you according to its

truth.

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For example, some men in my church who are called to

helps asked me what books of the Bible they should

meditate on in order to excel in their particular calling.

As businessmen, one of their main concerns was that

they could learn to possess money without money

possessing them.

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So I told them, “Take the Book of Proverbs and read it

fifty times. Read it deliberately and precisely,

acknowledging what is in each verse. You may not

understand what the verse means, but at least

understand what it says.

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“If you run across a word you don’t know, look it up in a

dictionary so that the next time you see it, you’ll know

what it means. But don’t do any studies or cross

referencing. Just read the Book of Proverbs fifty times.”

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Why did I instruct those men to do that? Because by the

time they read Proverbs at least fifty times, they would

have assimilated the entire book into their soul!

Perhaps there are three verses — one in chapter 2, one

in chapter 5, and one in chapter 9— that will give them

understanding of a verse in chapter 14. But it won’t

come together for them until they’ve read the book fifty

times and assimilated it into their soul.

You see, when you read a book of the Bible over and

over, you set yourself up for day-and-night meditation.

You are feeding your spirit the raw material that the

Holy Ghost needs to illuminate the entire book for you!

Eventually the central theme will be born in you. Then

all satellite verses will be pulled in, along with the

understanding of how they relate to each other.

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Understanding how verses relate to one another in a

passage of Scripture is an important part of the

meditation process. One of the first things the Lord

taught me regarding meditation was never to take a

verse out of context.

If there is a verse I’m trying to understand, the Holy

Spirit alerts me to find where the subject of the verse

begins and ends and then to read over that passage

many times. In this way,I assist Him in my meditations.

The assimilation process will happen automatically,

even when you go to sleep. For instance, suppose you

read First John one hundred times. (By the way, that’s a

good beginning assignment for offering your soul for

meditation. Anything in you that doesn’t love people

will go to war against that book!) Then suppose that

soon afterward, someone wronged you in someway, and

you made a mountain of forgiveness out of a molehill of

offense.

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The mind of God that you assimilated from First John

will help you sort out what is and what is not important

while you sleep. It will magnify the truth you

assimilated regarding God’s love and level that

mountain of forgiveness.

That’s what I mean by day-and-night meditation. The

assimilation process will happen automatically, just as

it does when learning a new language in a country

where everyone speaks that language but you.

Your soul was designed to transform you to whatever

you subject it to the most. If it’s anew language that

everyone is speaking but you, you will automatically

begin to learn it. And if you’re giving yourself to

praying in the Holy Ghost and to the Word — reading it,

speaking it, rolling it over and over in your mind —

then your spirit man will automatically begin to be

illuminated by the revelation knowledge of God’s truth!

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These guidelines I’ve given you for praying in the Spirit

are by no means exhaustive. They are just signposts

pointing the way to a more effective prayer life.

Remember, your key to unlock divine mysteries is

praying in tongues, your destination is God’s perfect

will for your life, and your Helper throughout the

journey is the Holy Spirit living within.

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Continue seeking My face so you can go from death to

death [of the fleshly nature]and from glory to glory.You

will see wonderful, wonderful things take place. Not

only will you be in the planting, but you will also be in

the harvest. For I have spoken, and it shall be so. So I

give you the keys, and I call. Come. Come. Come.Come,

saith the Spirit of Grace. (word given thru Dave)

 

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UNTIL NEXT TIME

Larry

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Confession:

The Highest Form of Meditation

God created you and me with a capacity not only to

believe, but to conform to whatever it is that we are

believing and continually subjecting ourselves to THE

MOST. Unfortunately, this ability can operate in us for

the bad as well as for the good.

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That’s why God gave Joshua this instruction when

Joshua was about to lead the children of Israel into the

Promised Land:

This book of the law SHALL NOT DEPART OUT OF THY

MOUTH; but thou shalt MEDITATE THEREIN DAY AND

NIGHT, that thou mayest observe to do according to all

that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy

way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good

success.— Joshua 1:8

What an incredible set of instructions! First of all, God

said, “Don’t let the Word of God depart out of your

mouth.” That means there should never be a time when

the Word in your mouth is replaced by anything else.

When you let the Word depart from your mouth, you

set yourself in agreement with the circumstances that

are arrayed against you.

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But if you continue to confess the Word, you are

operating in the covenant between you and God against

the adverse circumstance. And as you continually

subject yourself to the Word by confessing it over and

over, you are applying one of the highest forms of

meditation.

Circumstances are no respecters of persons. They will

come at you day and night. But when you stand face to

face with those situations that seem impossible to

overcome and keep confessing God’s promises over and

over, you are meditating day and night. Through

meditation,you are giving the Word of God the

opportunity to transform you and your thinking so you

can actually become that victorious person you are

meant to be.

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You will eventually conform to what you continually

subject yourself to. That’s why God told Joshua to let

not the Word depart from his mouth and to meditate

day and night; He wanted Joshua to continually be

subjected to the Word.

Paint a Picture of Your Answer

Due to our busy schedules, most of us cannot read,

study, or memorize the Word day and night. But we can

meditate on the Word day and night. Reading, studying,

and memorizing can only assist meditation; they do not

replace it.

You can actually take a journey into a whole new set of

circumstances in your spirit and mind as you meditate

day and night on what God has said about you and your

problem. Soon you won’t be conforming to the problem

anymore. Instead, your faith, your thoughts, and your

attitude will leave the problem behind to embark on a

journey into God where every promise is yea and Amen

(2 Cor. 1:20).

You can find a place in God where your mouth has

described the victory so many times that it has painted

a picture on the inside of your spirit. That picture of

victory becomes so powerful, it replaces anything and

everything that spells defeat.

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So whenever you face a problem or are about to charge

ahead to conquer something for the Kingdom of God,

start hearing and reading scriptures that address your

particular problem.Keep on doing that until there is a

huge reservoir of the Word on the inside of you.

Then meditate on those scriptures day and night, saying

them over and over. Roll them over and over in your

mind until the picture the Word paints in your heart

becomes stronger than the picture the obstacle paints

in your mind.

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Pull the Word up out of your spirit and roll it over and

over in your mind while you are driving, cleaning

house, or working on your job. Whenever you can,

describe your victory out loud.Use your words to paint

pictures of your victory. Then God will do for you what

He promised Joshua: “For then you will make your way

prosperous, and then you will have good success.”

The Role of Meditation In Overcoming My Failure

I can attest to the truth of this vital principle from my

own personal experience. For example, I will never

forget the first time I tried to preach. It was a

Wednesday night service in a small Holiness church in

Oregon. Besides my wife Rosalie, there were only three

or four people present.

 

I was sure I could do it. Many times those same four

people had sat with my wife and me in coffee shops,

talking about Jesus. I would get so carried away

preaching and pounding on the table that I’d almost

spill our coffee!

But now as I stood up in church in front of those same

four people to deliver the Word in an official capacity,

something happened! I guess it was the fear of being

put in a position where I felt as if I had to produce.

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Even in high school, I’d choose to take a lower grade in

English rather than to give an oral report. The blood

would drain out of my face; I’d turn white and get dizzy

just at the thought of doing it.

Yet here I was, standing behind a pulpit with an entire

page full of notes and everyone looking at me. Rosalie

said I turned white as I stood there, trying to gather my

courage to begin. Then the door suddenly opened, and

three more people came in and sat down. That did it!

They were perfect strangers!

I almost passed out as I leaned forward, gripping the

pulpit for support. I can still remember watching my

knuckles turn white as I stared down at them. I was

afraid to look at the people.

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Finally, I pulled myself together enough to read my text

— but then my mind went completely blank! Earlier

that day I had thought of a hundred things to say, but

my mental “slate”had been wiped clean by panic.

So, as an emergency measure, I picked up my notes and

began to read. But the situation only grew worse. By the

time I had finished reading my notes, I had absolutely

nothing left to say. I was paralyzed with fear!

I looked sheepishly toward my pastor for help, so she

walked up to the pulpit to rescue me.I hurt so bad

inside I wanted to cry. It was a long walk back to my

chair. I sat down just in time to hear the pastor

apologize to the people, saying, “I’m sorry, folks. He told

me he was called to preach…”

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The entire ordeal had lasted about seven minutes. That

night I buried my face in my pillow and cried until

some of the hurt was gone. It was a long time before I

stood behind a pulpit to preach again — almost two

years!

It seemed as though that night had confirmed

everything I had already known. I just didn’t have what

it took to be a preacher. My grandpa’s words rang in my

ears: “You’re never going to amount to anything!”

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After being devastated by my first attempt at

preaching, I knew there was a mountain of bad

programming and poor images to overcome. But, glory

to God, in the months that followed,something

happened to break that deadly pattern. I learned about

the importance of meditating on God’s Word!

Two years later, I summoned the courage to make my

second attempt at preaching. But something was very

different this time.

Even though I hadn’t physically stood before a crowd

for any reason for those two years,through meditation I

had stood before crowds and preached hundreds of

times. I would close my eyes and see myself preaching. I

could even hear myself preach the message over and

over again in my spirit. I was painting a picture of

victory on the inside of me.

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You see, I meditated on verses that described the image

of truth that I needed to conform to — verses such as I

can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth

me (Phil.4:13) and …greater is He that is in you, than he

that is in the world (1 John 4:4). I kept meditating on

those verses until they actually changed the way I saw

myself!

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It was incredible. When the moment came, it was

though I had preached hundreds of times. I was amazed

at how easy it was to conform to the image that had

been created in my spirit through meditation.That’s

what makes meditation so powerful: It replaces the

problem with the Word and the fear of failure with

faith in every area of your life.

 

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Larry now, I can attest to this message 100 % because I practiced preaching what God had given me to share so many times in the truck that I tell people I am not bringing a message, I AM THE MESSAGE.

So when the time did come to speak publicly in a church setting, everything just flowed out like a river, because that’s who I was now. This is so powerful in transforming lives.

UNTIL NEXT TIME: LARRY

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The Benefits of Meditation on the Word

 

Meditation on God’s Word is one of the most important

guidelines I could give you for unlocking divine

mysteries through praying in the Holy Ghost. For more

than a quarter of a century, I have endeavored to pray

in tongues just as much as possible in my own walk

with the Lord, and I have reaped rich rewards. And

some of the greatest benefits I’ve experienced have

come from meditating on the Word as I pray.

What is meditation? Meditation is the process of

assimilating God’s Word into your soul and spirit. As

you meditate on the Word of God, the Holy Spirit takes

God’s counsel in the form of the Word and reconstructs

it in your spirit in such a way that it becomes your

insight, wisdom, and counsel.

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Meditation can take you from simply acknowledging

that God’s Word is true to having the Word en-grafted

into your spirit. In other words, the Word not only

becomes a part of you, but as it becomes implanted in

your heart, you become a part of it!

 

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Meditation on the Word And Praying in Tongues

 

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I gave you some practical guidelines about what to do if

you only have three hours to spend with the Lord. But

that doesn’t negate the fact that the more you pray in

tongues, the more clear and definite the divine channel

becomes through which God communicates with you.

It is to your eternal benefit that you pray much in the

Holy Ghost, building yourself up on your most holy

faith.

As you pray in tongues, the Teacher of your new nature

uses the supernatural language He brought all the way

from Heaven to begin an illumination process inside of

you. Within that language resides not only the

mysteries of God’s plan for your life, but the

understanding of all Scripture.

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Therefore, the Holy Spirit lives in hope of the day that

you’ll give yourself over to the meditation of God’s

Word. When you do, you make His ministry of

illumination so much simpler.

I consider it to be a blessing that my mind is unfruitful

while I spend three or four hours praying in tongues.

Why? Because I’ve learned to employ my mind with

God’s Word while my spirit is praying. It has become

automatic for me: When I sit down to pray in tongues, I

pickup my Bible and start reading.

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My favorite practice is to take a book like Galatians,

Ephesians, or Philippians and just read that book over

and over again while I pray in tongues for hours. Often

I sit in a chair or lie on the floor and pray an hour or

two. Then I set my open Bible in a convenient place and

start walking around the room praying.

I pray for a while, my spirit listening in case the Holy

Spirit says something through that channel of

communication. Then I go back to the Bible and read

the entire book through again,still praying in tongues.

I’m glad that my mind and my spirit can receive from

God at the same time. The Holy Spirit takes all the

accumulated knowledge that I’ve deposited into my

mind through reading something in the Bible over and

over, and He uses it for the day-and-night meditation

process.This is where much of the revelation

knowledge I receive originates.

 

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Meditating on the Word In the Early Church

 

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Meditating on the Word while praying isn’t something

new or unique to me. Think back to the early apostles.

In Acts 2, the apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit

on the Day of Pentecost. Then in Acts 6, they faced a

problem regarding the fair administration of food

among the believers.

The apostles said, “Look, it isn’t right that we are

distracted from the Word of God to serve tables. Let’s

appoint some men who are highly esteemed among you

for this job so that we may give ourselves continually to

the Word of God and to prayer” (Acts 6:2-4).

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Now, what part of the Word did the apostles give

themselves to? All of the Old Testament promises.

Remember, that’s all the Word they had at that time.

They couldn’t open a Bible and have the entire

foundation of the Church laid out before them on their

lap like you can!

So the apostles gave themselves continually to all the

Old Testament promises while at the same time giving

themselves to prayer. What kind of prayer would the

apostles be talking about? Well, what experience was

freshest in their minds? They had just received the

promise of the Father — the baptism in the Holy Ghost

with the evidence of speaking in tongues. So they were

praying in that new language the Holy Spirit had given

them!

The apostles prayed in tongues continually while

meditating on the promises of the Old Covenant. This

practice helped establish the foundation of the Church,

because God was able to bring forth the mysteries of

Christ.

We can also see the principle of meditating on the Word

while praying in the Spirit in the life of the Apostle

Paul. Remember, except for Jesus, Paul received more

revelation knowledge than any other man since Moses.

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We already know one of his keys to receiving that

revelation knowledge: After he was filled with the Holy

Ghost, he made the statement that he prayed in tongues

more than anyone (1Cor. 14:18). But meditation on

God’s Word was another important key.

You see, Paul said he was a Pharisee, a “Hebrew of

Hebrews” (Phil. 3:5). That means he began to memorize

the Old Testament scriptures for seven hours a day

beginning at the age of three.

I believe that all of the Old Testament scripture stored

inside Paul, combined with his praying in tongues

“more than ye all,” were crucial in enabling Paul to

receive so much revelation knowledge for the

foundation of the Church. That revelation knowledge

brought the Old Covenant together with the New

Covenant.

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As far as I can ascertain, Paul was the only apostle who

thoroughly understood the relationship between the

Law and our covenant with God through Jesus Christ —

the law of the Spirit of life: For the law of the Spirit of

life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of

sin and death(Rom. 8:2). Today that understanding

seems common place, but in Paul’s day, it was unheard

of. And two keys that enabled Paul to receive such a

depth of revelation knowledge was praying in tongues

and meditating on the Old Testament scriptures.

 

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SERVANT LARRY

 

 

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I just noticed today that I had started this blog in

January-2013 and so it has been 7 years now of doing

the ACTS 29 TODAY BLOG.

Usually I am much better at starting projects than

finishing them, but with a blog its like there’s no

finishing line, so I just keep writing about spiritual

truth every week.

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I just want to take this opportunity to share for those

who might be new, or have never heard where the

name of my blog came from…Acts 29 today.

 

After some 20 years of GOING TO CHURCH, I was in a

great time of transitioning from just GOING TO

CHURCH…TO BEING THE CHURCH. As believers we

don’t go to church, because WE ARE THE CHURCH, SO

WE CANT GO TO SOMETHING WE ARE.

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It was a very different time and I knew God was

beginning to send me to the nations, but with NO real

help from anyone except the Holy Spirit it was one

small step at a time.

 

I will never forget the day when I was driving home

from somewhere and the Holy Spirit spoke to me very

clearly, and said; LARRY, WHEN YOU GET HOME READ

ACTS 29 … TODAY.

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As soon as I got home I went into the house and got my

Bible, opened it up to the book of Acts, and went

straight to chapter 29…WHAT !!! NO CHAPTER 29…LETS

SEE, 28 BUT YUP, THERE WAS NO CHAPTER 29.

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WOW, well I was greatly disappointed to say the least,

and I ask the Holy Spirit, you did say Acts 29 right? YES

ACTS CHAPTER 29…AH, WELL, IN MY BIBLE ACTS ONLY

HAS 28 CHAPTERS, THERE IS NOT A CHAPTER 29.

 

Then the Holy Spirit spoke this to me, YOU CANT FIND

CHAPTER 29 ….. BECAUSE THAT’S THE CHAPTER YOU

ARE GOING TO WRITE.

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Peter, James, John, and Paul, all wrote their chapters,

and now…ITS YOUR TURN…TO WRITE YOURS.

 

WOW, WOW, WOW, ANOTHER AMAZING

CONFORMATION ON MY WAY TO THE CALL OF……………

MANY LANDS AND MANY PEOPLE

 

That experience really stuck with me, and knowing that

it was time to write my chapter was such a

conformation to go to the nations.

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Of course this was a result of the praying in the Spirit

many hours a day for those 2 years in the truck, as I had

prayed out the perfect plan of God for my life, and now

I was beginning to walk those plans out in the natural

world.

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Because the spiritual world has authority over the

natural world, when you pray out the plan of God for

your life in the spirit, at some point the natural world

HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO LINE UP WITH

THE SUPERNATURAL PLAN THAT GOD

HAS FOR YOU.

 

THAT MEANS THE PEOPLE THAT SHOULD NOT BE IN

YOUR LIFE WILL FADE AWAY, THE PEOPLE THAT

SHOULD BE IN YOUR LIFE WILL APPEAR, THE DOORS

THAT WERE ALL CLOSED BEFORE NOW WILL OPEN,

ALL OF THE SUPERNATURAL PROVISION THAT YOU

WILL NEED TO FULFILL YOUR CALL WILL NOW BEGIN

TO MANIFEST (BECOME VISIBLE), AND YOU WILL HAVE

A HARD TIME NOT SEEING THE PLAN OF GOD FOR

YOUR LIFE AS IT UNFOLDS IN FRONT OF YOU….ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO NOW….IS WALK IT OUT.

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So that is where the name of my blog came from, and

that was about 25 years ago, and since then I have gone

to many lands and ministered to many people by GODS

ABILITY AND HELP, ALL GLORY TO GOD.

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THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO READ AND FOLLOW

THIS BLOG, AND TO ALL OF YOU WHOEVER AND

WHEREVER YOU MAY BE WHO HAVE EVER HAD ANY

PART IN MY SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, WHETHER IT

SEEMED GOOD OR BAD, HAPPY OR SAD, IT WAS ALL A

PART OF MY DEVELOPING IN GOD TO THE POINT I AM

TODAY, THANK YOU.

 

I WILL ALSO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SAY IF I

HAVE EVERY HURT, DISAPPOINTED, OR SINNED

AGAINST ANY OF YOU AT ANYTIME, (AND GOD KNOWS

I HAVE).

WILL YOU PLEASE FORGIVE ME

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ME AS I CONTINUE TO

PRAY OUT AND WALK OUT HIS PERFECT PLAN FOR MY

LIFE.

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ALL MY LOVE…LARRY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ACTS 29 TODAY

coming to the knowledge of the TRUTH

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Well happy new year from acts 29 today world headquarters in sunny warm Chiang Mai Thailand.

 

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I Just wanted to share a few things that Came into my Spirit while thinking about 2020, and I know most people equate it to 2020 vision.

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I certainly see that and agree with that also, but another thing I immediately thought about 2020 was that 20+20= 40 and that is a number in the Bible that appears over 150 times.

 

 It is a number of great importance, just some examples

 

Jesus Temptation

Matthew 4:1-3a “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit

into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  And

after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was

hungry. And the tempter came and said to him.”

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Israel’s Testing

Joshua 5:6 “For the people of Israel walked forty

years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men

of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because

they did not obey the voice of the LORD; the LORD

swore to them that he would not let them see the

land that the LORD had sworn to their fathers to give

to us, a land flowing with milk and honey.”

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The Flood of Forty Days and Nights

Genesis 7:12 “And rain fell upon the earth forty days

and forty nights.”

 

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  • Forty stripes was the maximum number allowed for anyone to be punished (Duet 25:3).

  • The prophet Jonah prophesied of the impending destruction of Nineveh if they didn’t repent and gave them forty days to do so and they eventually did repent and the entire city-state was sparred.

  • Moses sent spies into the Promised Land and they were there for forty days and forty nights before returning to give their report about the land (Numbers 13:25, 14:34).

  • The prophet Elijah went forty days and nights without food or water while on Mount Horeb.

  • Jesus appeared for forty days after His resurrection from the dead and the disciples and many others witnessed His appearance.

  • When Israel disobeyed God, He gave them over to their enemies for forty years (Judges 13:1).

  • King Saul reigned over Israel for forty years (Acts 13:21) as did David (2 Samuel 5:4, 1 Kings 2:11) and Solomon (1 Kings 11:42).

  • The holy place of the temple was forty cubits long (1 Kings 6:17).

  • Ezekiel bore the evil of the house of Judah for forty days (Ezk 4:6).

 

 

The one common denominator of all of these events is after the 40 days or years or cubits or lashes, everything CHANGED.

 

40 in the Bible refers to TESTING, TRIALS, OR PROBATION, and then EVERYTHING CHANGES AND MOST OF THE TIME IT WAS DRAMATIC CHANGES.

 

So simple put what I am seeing for 2020 is a time of great change, and in all areas of life all over the world.

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The most important one being the Spiritual changes, the dramatic changes that will take place in the Church (GODS PEOPLE, NOT A BUILDING). Just like we won’t even recognize the world around us in 10 years from now because of all of the changes that are, and have, and will take place in those 10 years technology wise.

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The true Church (we are the Church not a building) is going to shake off the dust of man made doctrines, doctrines of dEVILS, and all of the man junk that has made its way into the Church of today, (while they were sleeping the enemy came in and sowed the tares).

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The true Church is waking up even now and even tho there is a great apostasy going on and all of the fake Christians are falling away from the true Christ, the remnant will STAND, SHINE BRIGHTER, AND NEVER LOSE THE FAITH.

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THEY THAT ENDURE UNTIL THE END WILL BE SAVED, IT TIME TO GET YOUR E. S. P. ON MY FRIEND.

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ENDURANCE…STEAD FASTNESS…AND PATIENCE.

next time will resume with the book report the walk of the spirit the walk of power.

 

until next time

servant Larry

 

 

 

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ACTS 29 TODAY

coming to the knowledge of the TRUTH

 

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TISS THE SEASON

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Well, from all of us at ACTS 29 TODAY (that would be me) I just want to share a few things about this season, and I would invite you to do your own research if you want to find out the truth about it.

 

There are of course many obvious things associated with Christmas that are not true, like the date of Jesus birth, the 3 or how many wise men there really were… were not present at His birth.

 

But more important than these obvious things is the truth that The Christmas that is celebrated today, as with a large degree of Christianity itself is from PAGAN ROOTS.

 

Just do your research, and you will trace it all the way back to Nimrod who built the tower of babel, and Constantine added Christianity into the mix of what was originally the worship of the sun god on the equinox December 25th.

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So the question is; WHAT SEASON IS IT AND CAN WE REALLY MAKE JESUS THE REASON FOR IT?

After all of my research on this subject, I can no longer say JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON….BECAUSE

THE SEASON IS PAGAN FROM THE WORSHIP OF THE SUN AND HAS ALL OF ITS ROOTS IN PAGANISM.

 

SO I CANT SAY JESUS IS THE REASON FOR A PAGAN SEASON OF SUN WORSHIP ON DECEMBER 25TH THE EQUINOX.

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The early Church would have never ever taken part in a pagan worship of the Sun day (ever wonder where sun-day came from) December 25th.

 

So please do your research about these things as it is of utmost importance, you can start by watching a 3 part series on youtube called WHAT YOUR PASTOR NEVER TOLD YOU ABOUT CHRISTMAS

 

Next you can read the book PAGAN CHRISTIANITY just google it, between just these 2 sources of history you will absolutely see how, and why, we have gotten to where we are today.

 

Now sad to say, most people will not read the book or listen to the series on youtube, but hopefully the people who read these blogs are not in that crowd and really want to come to the knowledge of the truth.

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Yes I am extremely thankful for the birth of Christ, whatever day that was, and I am thankful for that EVERYDAY AS WELL.

 

BUT I CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PAGAN ROOTED CHRISTMAS SEASON OF THE MODERN WORLD.

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JESUS IS NOT THE REASON FOR THE SEASON THAT IS ROOTED IN PAGANISM OF SUN gOD WORSHIP ON THE 25TH OF DECEMBER THE EQUINOX.

 

Do your due diligence, stop following the crowd like lemmings going over the cliff.

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Blessings and next time I will share what I am sensing in the SPIRIT FOR 2020

LARRY

SERVANT

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