Thought for living by….

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A thought for living by is found in Psalm 103:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all His benefits. Sometimes we fail to just stop and remember that we are to take time to Bless the Lord… We want the benefits, yet sometimes can be ungrateful when they come through to us… What David is basically saying is when God blesses you with something, or comes through for you no matter how small or how great, He is to be praised with a heart of thanksgiving. David in the following verses begins to just lay out the things he is grateful for to the Lord… He forgives my sin, He heals my body, He is always loving toward me, He satisfies my life with good things, that I don’t even deserve, He keeps my life refreshed and causes me to soar above my problems in life… Maybe this would be a setting of scripture that would do us good to tape to our mirror or some place where we see it to remind us to start our day off praising and thanking God for He has done and all that He is going to do! Have a great Day in the Lord!!!

By; Pastor Ron

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Break Loose!

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Break Loose!

By: Pastor Ron Crandall

Heb 13:8
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
(NKJ)

You can remain as you are or you can

PRAY

FAST

&

STUDY

And change.

CHANGE: to many is a dirty word, this six-letter word has inspired great men and leaders to take a look at where they are and evaluate their positions of progress.

But many of us will listen to this message and never be challenge to step beyond our current place of comfort and move into the place of servitude.

If we refuse to change we refuse to learn.

As I spoke this last week I spoke to two different places and found at each there were two differing groupings of people.

1. People who were tired of their current place in ministry and were willing to receive what God was saying to them.
2. People who thought they had it together and thought that we were boring or didn’t have anything relevant to say.

The word says that the eye is the gate way to the soul…. You can tell a lot from just looking at a person eyes and demeanor.

Some of us are just plain ole stuck in the rut….

That is a grave without any ends.

We must as Christians come to grip with the fact that “ Our message is sacred, but our methods are not.

Turn with me to:

Gen 12:1-4
1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
(KJV)

# 1.) We must leave our comfort zone:

a. We must leave that place of just coming to church and sitting
b. Some will ask what is comfort well “do you remember the old chairs and how uncomfortable they were and now we have these new ones.”
c. Some people even have specific chairs and places to sit.
d. God told Abraham “get out of the soft spot buddy.” And go somewhere

#2.) It requires something from them

II Ki 4:1-6
1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.
2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.
5 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.
6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.
(KJV)

a. How has it been since you invited someone to this church other than
your family?
b. Am I afraid of inviting someone and them saying no your church is
for losers. In other words you have a tremendous fear of rejection.
I am here to tell you this morning that is not a spirit from God.
c. We need leaders who don’t know it all and are hungry for the manifest
presence of God to move in their lives and in their ministries.

#3.) Fear of failing

a. We have a the attitude of “I would but”
b. I know I should but
c. I know the words says I can but
d. If he would just give me a sign… so I would know that it was him

“If you don’t plan to succeed then you have already succumbed to failure!”
Phil 4:13
13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
(NKJ)

Phil 4:13
13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
(NIV)

Phil 4:13
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
(KJV)

Phil 4:13
13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
(NAS)

I like what Ronald Regan said
“ Those who say America’s best days are behind her are looking the wrong way.”

“We have stood where duty required us to stand.” Now I want to challenge you to take it a step further and restate that statement to read “We now stand where passionate love for God compels to GO”

#4. Fear of what it will cost

a. Everything

Luke 18:19-25
19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
(KJV)

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The Blood and Cross of Deliverance

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By Pastor Ron Crandall

Matt 27:32
32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. (KJV)

Matt 27:40-42
40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
(KJV)

Matt 27:50-51
50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
(KJV)

Behold: Means wonderment

Veil: Was 12″ thick and not eve two team of oxen could tear it.

Top to Bottom: Signified God had perform it, But also that God loved us so much that he restored fellowship thru the shedding of blood once and for all.

Heb 9:22
22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
(NIV)

Heb 9:13-17
13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the New Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they, which are called, might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. Testament: Is a will
17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
(KJV)

Rom 5:9
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (KJV)

The Psalmist David said, ” if the people of God would not praise him the rocks shall cry out”
Jesus said” No man taketh my life but I freely give or lay it down for a ran some for many”

Ransom: My understanding is that is what you pay when someone has kidnapped your child

Matt. 16:24 Then Jesus said” if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. ( in other word we must bring this flesh under subjection to the will of God.)

Satan’s biggest tool against man is flesh, yet we’ll be in it until we die

Yet God combat the flesh through the Holy Ghost

You see if we don’t have an understanding of the magnificent Power in the Holy Ghost we cannot combat the flesh and overcome. Without understanding that the first time the Holy Ghost was given it was to confound the Languages the second time we see him, he’s setting down on them like a rush of a MIGHTY wind. Or hovering, but none of this would even be possible if there had not been shed blood.

Remember:
The first time it was for the confounding of Languages

Second he was fulfilling a blood covenant

The had been Payment in full for your sins, making it possible for you and to once again walk and talk to God.

Honey and you’ve been so afraid of flesh, I got new’s for ya the flesh is more afraid that you’re gonna find this scriptural truth and grab on to it ,and understand.

Gal 5:1
1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
(KJV)

Rom 8:15
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. (KJV)

I’m here today to tell you, it is the Blood of Jesus that gives us Power over the enemy.

My biggest is enemy is the En-e-my inside of me.

But my bible tells me:

Matt 16:25
25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. (KJV)

Jesus said:
John 15:16
16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. (KJV)

 The Cross is a symbol by which all Blood bought Christians rally to, it a sign that we are his, but, it is not the final evidence that you are his.

 I don’t know about, but in our family when my little sister had her first boy Ryan. It was a Family affair from pictures and videos to holding the baby. All around the room you’d hear well he’s got mama’s eyes and daddies chin. Every one was comparing Ryan to Debbie and Rich by the outside manifestations and attributes Ryan pocessed.

 But that did not make Ryan their child. He may have looked like them and acted like them, but until, that blood test came back and his DNA matched their DNA, He was not their son.

 But, when it was positive, without a doubt 100% sure we all watched as that little tag on his wrist that gave them temporary custody.

 Church when Jesus comes back for his bride there is going to be a Spiritual DNA test performed and it is not going to take hour to perform, in milliseconds the Holy Ghost will be able to match and Identify every person in whom there is no Blood match.

 You may have the Mama’s Eye’s and Daddies chin but without the SON’S Blood you aint gettin two feet off the ground.

 For it rests in the blood of Jesus.

But without a cross there would have been no blood.

Some have said, ” It was just two pieces of wood nailed together, with no Power.”

But if that were the case then why would Jesus say in:

Matt 10:37-40
37 “Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
38 and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
40 “He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me.
(NIV)
But God couldn’t and wouldn’t Love me, I;m to far gone
nice thought, oh listen to the John as he pens by inspiration :

John 3:16-21
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

1# The first sign of a Delivering Cross is the sign of Pyschical Labor .
It will cost you something , You’re entire life. (Jesus said to the rich young ruler sell all and follow me, he simple respond, “I can’t” (flesh).

The bible tells us that Jesus in Pilots hall was pyschically beaten beyond recognition to the point that Isaiah would write:

Isa 53:2
2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. (KJV)

Here we have the first evidence that the cross of deliverance would demand a price, hereto not know to man. It was easy to slaughter a lamb you did not know personally. Here God the Father takes it out of an impersonal relationship and once again demand from this time forward that man make a Pyschical and Spiritual commitment.

2# The second sign of a Delivering Cross is it is a symbol of Death.

It may be painful along the way, But Jesus said “I will never leave thee or forsake thee.”

God the Father still demanded a price be paid for the sin of Adam and Eve, that broke fellowship with the Father once enjoyed in the garden of Eden.

We see God’s Plan as He:

Poured out into Jesus:
The sin of all humanity- That man might be saved, REDEEMED
Salvation
God Poured out into Jesus:
The sickness of all Humanity- That a man might be healed
Restoration
God Poured out into Jesus:
The Problem & Heartaches of all humanity- That man might have a solution to his problem and a balm to soothe his aches
Sound Mind
God Poured out into Jesus:
The temptation of all Humanity- That man would have a way of escape
Resistance

If we were to walk through the bible with a search warrant we would find that even the great Hero’s of Faith hall of fame had faults. They were blemished, Yet, God lists them as great men of faith.

For if you started at the beginning you’d find:

Adam whose fault was unbelief,
Noah whose fault was too much wine,
Abraham whose fault was fear for personal safety,
Isaac whose fault was the love of good food,
You’d find Joseph whose was spiritual pride,
Moses whose whose fault was Impatience,
David whose fault was lust of the flesh,
You’d find Solomon whose fault was a desire for new things,
Elijah whose fault was self-pity,
Isaiah whose fault was unclean lips,
Jeremiah whose fault was reluctance,
Jonah whose fault was stubbornness,
Peter whose fault was self-trust,
James and John whose fault was ambition,
You’d even find Paul whose fault was an Independent Spirit.

But each of these great men listed with their faults and all had one common thread,

It was repentance.

They all made use of the Blood some from the Old Testament they used goats and bullocks. And those in the New Testament they too availed themsles of that life giving Blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ the Righteous

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The Tongue a destructive force or constructive force!

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By:Pastor Ron Crandall

Prov 15:4
4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
(NKJ)
Prov 18:21

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
(NKJ)
Introduction:

There is a little saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me,” sounds good enough, but many people have been destroyed by the words of others. The tongue is a creative force, but it is also a destructive force.

THE TONGUE IS DESTRUCTIVE TO FAITH

Negative speech creates negative thinking

A. Israel at Kadesh-barnea

Num 13:2
2 “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel; from each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a leader among them.”
(NKJ)

Num 13:17-20
17 Then Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said to them, “Go up this way into the South, and go up to the mountains,
18 “and see what the land is like: whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak, few or many;
19 “whether the land they dwell in is good or bad; whether the cities they inhabit are like camps or strongholds;
20 “whether the land is rich or poor; and whether there are forests there or not. Be of good courage. And bring some of the fruit of the land.” Now the time was the season of the first ripe grapes.
(NKJ)

Num 13:27-33
27 Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.
28 “Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.
29 “The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.”
30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”
31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”
32 And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.
33 “There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”
(NKJ)

1. They are too strong.
2. We saw the children of anak.
3. We are not able.

Acts 13:2
2 As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
(NKJ)

Acts 13:10
10 and said, “O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord?
(NKJ)

Acts 13:45-46
45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul.
46 Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
(NKJ)

Acts 13:49-50
49 And the word of the Lord was being spread throughout all the region.
50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and prominent women and the chief men of the city, raised up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region.
(NKJ)

B Jews at Antioch in Pisida

1. Paul preached Christ in the synagogue.
2. Jews stirred up devout and honorable women.
3. Paul and Barnabas were expelled from them.

THE TONGUE IS DESTRUCTIVE TO REPUTATION

A. Jewish leaders slandered Jesus.

1. They said he was Sabbath breaker
2. He considered himself Coequal with God
3. They said he from Beelzebub

B. Paul slandered by legalizing Jews

1. They accused him of Not an Apostle
2. He was Too Liberal

THE TONGUE IS DESTRUCTIVE TO THE CHURCH

A. The Corinthian church

2 Cor 12:19-21
19 Again, do you think that we excuse ourselves to you? We speak before God in Christ. But we do all things, beloved, for your edification.
20 For I fear lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I wish, and that I shall be found by you such as you do not wish; lest there be contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, backbiting, whisperings, conceits, tumults;
21 lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and I shall mourn for many who have sinned before and have not repented of the uncleanness, fornication, and lewdness which they have practiced.
(NKJ)

1. Paul had sent others when he couldn’t come
2. He feared he might find debating’s, envying, wraths, backbiting, whisperings.

B. The Ephesians Church

Eph 5:2-4
2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
3 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints;
4 neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
(NKJ)

1. Foolish talking – idle or stupid talk
2. Jesting – obscene and offensive conversation.

C. The modern-day church
A. Problems we deal with today
1. Cliques
2. Talebaering
3. Critical of fellow members

Prov 18:6-8
6 A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for blows.
7 A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
8 The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles, and they go down into the inmost body.
(NKJ)

Matt 12:37
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
(KJV)

Prov 17:27
27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
(KJV)

Prov 21:23
23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
(KJV)

Eccl 3:7
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
(KJV)

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Shout!

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By: Pastor Ron Crandall

I Samuel 17: 1- 58

We open this morning to a story, a historical fact that was recorded even in the History Books of Israel. This Story changed the Face of a Nation and their outlook at the Giants

in the Land.

I proclaim to you this morning that when this message is over

there is going to be a Giant Killing.

How many of you this morning have Giants in your life and I’m not talking San Francisco either. They are real problems that you feel may have no solution or that you have not seen the hand of God move in.

Giants that must be destroyed:

The Giant of Sin

The Giant of Sickness

The Giant of Financial Reversals

The Giant of Fear

The Giant of Intimidation

The Giant of Harassments

The Giant of Lack

Those Giants are to be dealt with sternly this morning, and the Lord is not going to withhold judgment upon the forces that hold you incarcerated Rest assured Giants will be slaughtered in this building today.

Turn Now to I Samuel 17 a Giant Killing Chapter

“Read”

NOTE: II set the Battle in array against the Philistines “

Facts About Goliath:

Height: 9′ 6′ ,

Family: 4 Brothers approximately same height

Weight: 400- 500 pounds

First of all:

 The outcome of the battle is never determined by the size of the opponent. But the size of your faith in your Great Big wonderful Delivering God.

There are giants just as big or bigger and they are as real Goliath of Gath, who stood in the valley between the two camps representing the Hoards of Hell.

But drawn into the drama of the story is the lad of Jesse.

Also already arrayed for battle were David’s brothers, Jesse sends David for a serve & report on how his brothers, were doing.

***Get this Picture if You will: If God can not find among the ranks of the experienced the Veterans I the Christians among the know it alls. No Pun intended. No sarcasm. But they’re not here this morning. No if God cannot find among the Veterans I among those who have been in wars. That should know how to face the Aggressor I this one called Goliath of

Gath.

***If God cannot find it among the theologians, among the Preachers Teachers I Apostles Prophets ect… can not find someone among the ranks where You think should be able to find somebody to stand UP against wickedness of the devil.

 God is not bound in his search there he is not restricted there.

 God will find the worst and most inexperienced to beat the devils best ever

We have the army of the Philistines on one side and the army of Israel on the other. Every time Goliath came out the Bible says that all of Israel fled.

( denotes terror stricken with “PHOBOS” -or ungodly fear )

The average church poses no threat to the enemy.

But, God has a remnant that will seek the anointing and will take the battle to the enemy.

Understanding that without the anointing the yoke cannot be broken.

In the first place we are in War, which is of nuclear capability spiritually speaking, and Satan has it. I am not talking about a war between flesh and blood. We are seeing an on slot of the enemy against the Church, against our families, against our minds. It is an unprecedented attack that is coming through our teens, drugs, broken homes, failed marriages, and there is no time to tip-toe through the tulips.

We need an out pouring of Gods Spirit.

Goliath is as real now, as he was then.

David Cried out:

Are there any volunteers?

vs. 20

vs. 29 “Is there not as cause?”

 We have something in America called, “The Gospel of Accommodation.”

 We want to accommodate the enemy.

 We have learned how to hold our hands, and have religious meetings, and go through the rituals you are supposed to go through, and everybody is at ease in Zion.

 But God is not interested in our Piety.

He’s interested in our obedience to step in faith, even when the circumstances look bleak.

We have a comfort zone, just like we like it in our own home.

We keep the temperature set at 72 degrees not to hot or to cold.

Most churches are filled with people who want it 72 degrees spiritually, don’t get it to cold so I can’t go to sleep, and don’t get it to hot or I might wake up.

Everything religiously is done predictable, and you know the out come from the beginning.

 Just right services, are not going to get the job done.

 Just right services, don’t have enough power to blow the fuzz off of a peach.

 Just right services, will not heal the sick.

 Just right services, will not deliver those in bonds.

 Just right services, will not deliver the alcoholic.

 Just right services, will not heal the cancer that is in your stomach.

 But you let the power of God come down, and He will set the captive free.

There is a cause at stake.

And spiritual Goliaths are alive this day.

 The outcome of the battle is never determined by size of the opponent. But it is pre-determined by your faith in your Great Big Wonderful God.

I’m afraid.

You need not to be. for 2 Tim 1:7

 Courage is the ability to face that which faces you!

It doesn’t take courage to get up in the morning when there

is no Adversary at your door.

Every History book I’ve ever read will tell you and show you that people that were conquered the King would move on to Conquer someone else.

Christians think that God has given Satan carte-blanc in your life. While he is putting sickness, financial woes, murmurings, strivings. We say, “I can’t do anything about it.

” WRONG! I’m here to tell you that you have rights through Gods Word that God has given you.

So why are you not using them?

He’s given into your hand the tools by which to defeat the devil, when they are ANOINTED.

Five stones and one sling! Anointed… is enough

God is raising up little Davids who pose great threats to the enemy and his strongholds, and his imps who are shrimps. No Goliath better stick his head up in this church, or he will get it chopped off.

 If God can not get it through his spiritual elite, then God will look for those who may not even know the rules of grammar, or may not have even finished the eiqhth qrade.

 But God will call them I God will prepare them, then God will use them to destroy the works of the enemy. And, all the while, the spiritual elite stand on the hillside gazing and terror stricken.

But, this one knows his has been called, prepared, and is looking for battle.

Romans 3:3-4 What if some did not have faith? Will their

lack of faith nullify God’s faithfulness? Not at all! Let

God be true, and every man a liar.

I am going to stand by the Word and the Word is going to stand by me.

I want you to note something this morning. David did not start out with the Goliath’s of his life.

He started out with the lion, and when he was faithful with defeating that then God sent the bear, and when he was faithful with that God sent Goliath, by the time he got to Goliath

(Job 19:25)

“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand upon the earth. ” )

David was ready to war:

For he said to Goliath, ” God will deliver this uncircumcised Philistine into my hand, and I will smite thee.” ( which denotes action on David’s Dart for a spiritual deliverance, in a physical

situation.)

I can do this and I will do this,

I will destroy the Goliath’s in my life this day.

We find King Saul trying to give David his amour in vs.38 just like a lot of Christians are trying to give their amour away because they do not want to fight. They have forget the battle is not theirs.

But, we see David who says, “these things have not been proved in battle.” For you see, David perceived that this was not a physical battle but a spiritual battle.

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but they are mighty to the pulling down of strongholds through the Holy Ghost. For our struggle is not against rulers, against authorities, against powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12

 When David put on Saul’s armor he realized they were the weapons of natural warfare.

 You will never defeat the devil with natural weapons and natural warfare.

It must have shocked King Saul when david replied, “I can not use these, for they have not been tried.” Now David, “this has been my armourment for years, this armourment has been used for years in battle, and you are going to have to have it if you expect to win.”

 David knew that with his own natural capability he wasn’t even strong enough to kill a lion, let alone Goliath of Gath.

Even at a tender age David knew what power seized him and that the power was greater than the lion, the bear, and Goliath. He knew no natural armourment would or could kill Goliath, but it would take the anointing Spirit of God to kill Goliath, “little is much when God is in it. “

Five smooth stones, a sling, and the fear of God went to fight a nine foot six inch giant, covered in amour from head to toe.

Some have said, “he must not have much faith, or he wouldn’t have picked up five smooth stones.

Others have said, “well he must have been a terrible shot to have missed four times. “

No Goliath had four brothers, and David perceived in the Spirit that his brothers might be a little bit upset at the death of their brother.

So by faith he picked four stones one for each of them, to get the job done.

He was not willing to go one-fifth of the way and stand un-prepared in the face of the enemy. Let it be known here, that David and his brothers killed the other four, never to have that lineage defy God again.

If the brothers get angry and come after you, you have the Holy Ghost and if that isn’t enough you have Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost and if that isn’t enough, you’ve got God the Father and heavens Angelic force to whip them.

But, here shows up a kid that doesn’t even shave.

Have you ever noticed the flare by which God humiliates the devil?

He always does what you don’t expect Him to do. He does the impossible.

You can’t get water out of a rock! God can.

You can’t make the waters roll back! God can.

Well, if He rolls them back, you can’t walk across without

getting mud on your feet! God can.

You can’t get a catering service in the middle of the dessert

for three million wandering Israelis! God can.

You can’t get a ball of fire to lead them thru the night !

God can.

You can’t put a cloud by day to follow! God can.

You can’t put a man in a pit of lions and bring him out! God

can.

You can’t put people in the fiery furnace and bring them out

God can do anything.

God can

God can

God can !

You can’t have revival in ’2002! God can.

You can’t have an upper Room Experience! But God’s doing it The blind can’t see! But God is doing it

 All Men Fall But Great Men Get up

You can live in the realm of adversity, you can let the enemy put his tents on your real estate.

You can serve him lental or peas and you can accommidate him.

Or you can do what Shammah, one of David’s anointed did, he drew a circle in the middle of a piece of his land, and got in it and he got sick and tired of being sick and tired.

The first step of getting out of a delima, is becoming sick of being in the delima in the first place’ The worst thing that can happen to you is the enemy has parked on you front lawn, but you have gotten use to it.

So you accommodate him.

You learn to live with the giant, and you begin to feed and accommodate him and all of his fat bellied relatives too.

That is exactly what the Philistines did to Shammah, he grew his lental or peas.

And he planted them, he took care of them, he watered them,

kept the birds off of his crop, and every time he would harvest them the fee-fi-foe bunch would come down out of the mountains into the valley and take his pea—

It wasn’t gold or silver he was mining.

It was just peas.

And, peas may not be important to you.

But if it was your lively hood, it would be important.

And, when the giants came he had, had it’

 “Remember step one is getting sick and tired of getting sick “and tired…

And when they came He said there have been some changes around here and You and your fat bellied relatives are not getting one more pea off my property and the Bible say ” the anointing of the Lord came upon Shamah and when the dust settled not one Pea was out of that patch and thousands of Philistines lay all around dead.

Because the anointing of the Lord.

And because he was sick & tired of being sick & tired.

 Warfare always surrounds the birth of a miracle!

If there are Giants on your land that’s the bad news, the good news is Warfare always surrounds the Birth of a Miracle.

If the Devil sends Giants into your land it is to rob you and prevent you from entering the fulness of God’s presence and blessing.

If he sends two Giants, He ( God) is going to do twice for you what he has done for someone else, if he sends a battalion get ready you are getting ready to be catapulted to victory.

HUMOR:

Well I’m in a struggle

Well the Devil is after me

Well if you’re in a struggle that tells me something

Struggles if the devil has sent the Giants on your property

Struggles

Say Listen To Pastor

 Struqqles are proof that You have not been conquered

You say Pastor, I am going through a struggle, then that’s good proof that the devil doesn’t have you out, if he’s sending giants in then he doesn’t have you.

You may be down But I said a while ago all men and women get knocked down

great men and women get up !

You see the devil is worried about what you are going to become.

You’re still led of God, you’re still anointed.

You still have purpose.

I want you to say I’m ready to your neighbor

 Those un-willing to loose. ..Never do. .”

Remember …

 Warfare always surrounds the birth of a miracle.

 Struggles are proof that you have not been conquered.

 Your battle is first won in the heart before it is won on

the battle field.

* Your heart is your knower.

Have you ever seen your name written in Heaven ? Did you see Him write it down ? And, how do you know that it’s there ?

You know it in your knower.

David knew that the devil was dead meat even before he went into the valley to fight him.

I know the outcome from the beginning.

 See it in Your faith first, and You will see it in reality second, but You will never see it in reality until You see it in your faith.

Goliath saw a kid comming but failed to realize that five stones and a Holy Ghost anointed sling was enough. But as David runs to meet Goliath, he sees the biggest, ugliest, demonic mass in front of him, as Goliath shouts, “am I a dog?” He was insulted, I’m going to feed thee to the fowls of the air.”

The devil always harasses us with his big mouth.

vs. 43 David’s response

” I come to thee in the name of the Lord

David’s already seen the victory before it happens

THIS DAY!

NOT TOMORROW! THIS DAY!

vs. 47 The battle is the Lord’s

God’s most inexperienced and anointed always beats Satan’s most demonically inspired tool.

 Never speak words that make Satan think he is winning!

 No matter what God has anointed in your hands it is enough.

If God asked you to storm hell with a water pistol -it is enough. To put out every flame that God has sent you to destroy…

Stop talking -get into action.

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No Te Canses

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By: Dora Crandall

No nos cansemos de hacer el bien, porque a su debido tiempo cosecharemos si no nos damos por vencidos. Por lo tanto, siempre que tengamos la oportunidad, hagamos bien a todos, y en especial a los de la familia de la fe. GAL. 6: 9 – 10

Que buenas noticias siempre podemos encontrar en la Biblia, no me dejo de admirar de los consejos maravillosos que leemos en ella, no en vano dice que la palabra de Dios es viva y eficaz.
Alguna vez te has encontrado abatido o desanimado en tu vida, que parece que tus problemas no desaparecen o que te esfuerzas todos los dias, pero no ves ningun resultado? Eso nos pasa a todos como humanos que somos, pero el versiculo que leemos al comienzo de la pagina en Galatas, nos dice, hey no nos cansemos !!!
Nosotros vivimos y trabajamos para un Dios a quien no se le escapa nada, si crees que tu esfuerzo por hacer las cosas bien, ir a la iglesia, servir en la escuela dominical, obedecer y respetar a los padres, ser respetuoso y amar al conyugue, etc., no te esta dando ningun resultado?, animate. Dice Dios que a su debido tiempo cosecharemos, quiere decir, que como parte del buen plan que Dios tiene para ti, El esta orquestando tu vida y cuando sea el tiempo correcto Dios va a recompensar tu esfuerzo, pero recuerda que dice, “si no nos damos por vencidos”.
Les cuento una historia de una trabajador, que cada dia veia que nadie reconocia su esfuerzo, ademas veia que otros companeros se daban la gran vida y el jefe no les decia nada, el se sentia desanimado porque no recibia ninguna recompensa o reconocimiento por su dedicacion. Un dia abatido, oro a Dios y le pregunto que podia hacer y Dios le respondio con este versiculo en Gal 6 No nos cansemos de hacer el bien….
El muchacho regreso al trabajo al dia siguiente con gozo y paz porque Dios le habia hablado y dado un consejo. Este trabajador continuo su buen desempeno, mejor que antes, pensando que lo hacia para Dios y no para los hombres. Meses mas tarde, sin que el trabajador moviera un dedo, el jefe bajo de puesto a un trabajador ocioso y coloco a este en una mejor posicion. Que alegria para el, finalmente recibio una recompensa por su esfuerzo. Pero cual fue la condicion? “Si no te das por vencido”.
Que tengas un lindo dia, espero que esta lectura haya sido de bendicion para ti.

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Thought for today: Days of reflection

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Thought for today; This is the week of great liberation, I will try to keep my focus on that… As we near the resurrection, we cannot celebrate it, without realizing that there was a tremendous cost that was getting ready to made… and alot was happening… I kinda think that Jesus’ mindset was to fulfill why he came, and His focus was to liberate the captive through the shedding of His blood… The Jews wanted a King that would come and liberate them their way, but, I love Jesus’ plan much better… I understand they were tired of being mistreated by the Romans and they wanted vindication, Jesus wanted salvation for all who would come throughout the rest of time, and he wanted restoration and death was the only option that could accomplish that need. I am so glad He looked through time and Loved me enough to die for me and give me such a beautiful gift called Grace… I am sure Jerusalem was filled with excitement and a lot of people from all over coming home sacrifice… But what they did not know was the greatest sacrifice of all time was just days away, I would have liked to walk those narrow streets of stone, maybe one day I will get to walk up the path He walked in Jerusalem. To really bring home to me what that day that was coming was going to be like for our Lord and Master. My father went to Israel and he had always told me one trip and you will see the bible unfold to your eyes… For us as Christ Followers it is a time of reflection and yet it is also a time of Vision casting… For Jesus looked out through time and seen the need for the Lost, to be afforded salvation, and for the Word to be fulfilled. My heart aches when I hear His voice saying my fields are ripe unto harvest, but, the workers where are they? This week for us should be a week of introspection where we really look deep at what we are doing to make disciples for the Lord. Do we really look through the eyes of Jesus and see what he saw? What really moves our thoughts and our actions? Are we so consumed with the things of this life that we have forgotten that this is not about us, but, about what He did for us on the Cross? I challenge you to ask yourself one question a day and really look hard at your life and lifestyle, who do you love the most? Make this Easter different put a smile on the Face of God… Bring to him that which He died for…the Lost…!!! Cast that Vision and put legs to it, ask someone will you go with me to God’s house… I am going to be one that is in the field… not off looking to fulfill Ron’s desires… I am going to reach out to my neighbors and friends to bring the Message of the Cross of Deliverance to them…The rest He takes over and performs… but He said if I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto myself…. We have the challenge to really look at ourselves, then to put action to our faith by lifting up Jesus… This can not only impact others, but it can also change your perspective as you see the lost and hurting come running to Him… Have a great day!

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Thought for today: Vision

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Thought for today: Vision – Man what a big word that encompasses so many things and avenues that lay in front of every believer, the more I have been seeking God for mine…He keeps speaking back to me focus… and I looked over to the right of fb this morning and on my page there is a camera with a person’s hand around the lens turning it bringing it into focus… I think it is kinda like this, if you have ever used and SLR camera manually then you can take a picture and have a person standing in the middle and blur them out and it take a picture of the whole vision… Yet if you want to key in on the Person then you have to adjust the lens or focus it in order to bring everything into balance. Habakkuk 2: 2And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. 4Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. I have been meditating on this scripture daily and looking at it and pondering the things of God for my life daily…And those are good things to do… I love the end of vs. 4 “but the just shall live by his faith…” Faith in the vision for my life? No, Faith in the giver of the vision Father God. Going back to my analogy of the camera, we are the hands that wrap around the lens and the eye that looks through the lens, God is the Camera and the Lens, the Picture that we are trying to take is the landscape and person, it is the vision. God allows us to look through His camera and we have to do the work of bringing the picture or vision into focus, we have to trust in the instrument we are using(the Word) and when we see things out of focus, it doen’t mean it is not a part of the vision or picture, but that “3For the vision is yet for an appointed time,” and as we progress in the focused things that God has for us right now, in time as we get more and more experience with Camera the instrument( the Word of God), we become more and more confident of what we are taking and doing for the Lord…. Though it wait…it shall speak and not lie…wait for it… I love it… God says it is okay to wait on him… 2 Chronicles 7:14 “they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength…” Sometimes God brings things together and what He is teaching me is this, as we pray together, we are waiting upon His timing… It does not mean we abandon the Vision, it means we simply learn to wait…something most of us are not good at…lol So if your picture(Vision) is a little blurry, don’t chuck it and get discouraged, wait upon God, put your hand to the lens and pray like never before…I can tell you this don’t expect a good picture if you don’t look through the lens(the word), Paul said I press toward the mark…. It is an action statement that he is saying I must keep my eye on it to arrive there. Each day is a training experience for us as we go through the manuel for the camera on how to use the instrument correctly…Paul told timothy in 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Our Picture(Vision) should be approved by God or Pleasing to God, being a cameraman that needeth not be ashamed of his or her work, but having rightly interpreted God’s word wherein lies our Vision… And it brings all things into balance and makes them grow beyond measure, bringing forth a Harvest for the Master…. I hope this blesses you and challenges you as it has been me… Have a tremendous day in the Lord…Focus right where you are at today and let God work in and through you…!!!

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Thought for today:What does the heart of a Shepherd do?

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Thought for today; Mark 6: 34And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things. 34. When Jesus arrived, he saw this huge crowd. At the sight of them, his heart broke—like sheep with no shepherd they were. He went right to work teaching them.
Something here caught the Master’s attention, He as he looked out over the people. Sometimes we think that the Lord does not even notice us, but, that is just a lie that the enemy likes to use against us. Why are you even here, he’ll be too busy to minister to you anyways, go do your own thing, you know He’s a busy man…. We have to come to that place of, No, He is my God and if He see’s a sparrow fall and know the count of hairs on my head, I know He will stop. When I read this, it came to my remembrance of what I seen one day while taking a drive, and seen sheep on a hillside, and they were scattered pretty far apart …that is what Jesus must have seen… They were totally open for an attack from a predator. They were separated from each other… (Almost like a lack of community, or a belonging to someone…) They were off doing their own thing, not thinking of the consequences, and just how deadly that could be. Just at the sight of them he was moved with compassion or His heart broke at what he saw. When you see people that are hurting and separated from one another for whatever the reason, it should move us also. What does the heart of a Shepherd do? Let’s look at some of the things a true shepherd will or should be doing… He will protect his flock against an attack of from predators; His eyes are upon His sheep that he is guarding. He will love His sheep, even to the extent that it would cost him, he will still freely give all that he has. He is willing to make the hard choices that a shepherd has to make with an unruly sheep. He will lead them into the best pastures to graze upon and find the best water for them to drink. He keeps track of them and knows them by their markings or traits, even their personality that makes them unique to him. He provides correction when needed. He watches their health by knowing them intimately. He loves them. And he teaches them by talking to them and bringing comfort and security that he is there. I love what Mark wrote here after Jesus seen these things…Jesus did not pawn off the work on someone else, nope… These were His sheep and it says, “He went right to work…” He could not take another step, He was not going to hope someone else seen what He saw. There was an act of responsibility, “He went right to work…” Work is never easy or they would not call it work… He seen the task ahead of Him and He began to teach them the word. He poured out into them that living water that will never leave one thirsty; He began to feed them for He was the bread of life that all nourishment for the spiritual need is met by. He became intimate with them and their needs. He took His time as precious and as limited as it was, He, “Stopped!” Why? Because He is the personification of Love, that when a need is seen, everything stops till those needs are met. He, “Stopped” for this was His reason for coming… He came to seek and save that which is lost, hurting, despondent, helpless, hopeless those that the world has put distance between themselves and that person… and sometimes even those in the church have put at a distance because they are not like us… So these one’s are those that are scattered along the hillside and Jesus’ heart breaks and He takes time to Love those that people have called unlovable. We truly see the master’s heart in this one scripture…. He wanted them to come into the unity of the faith and realize they are the community of believers that He loves. So if that is you today…. Then the master is saying to you, my heart is broken for you, accept me, and I will give you protection and place you in my family and I the Lord and Master desires to Love on you and teach you….Because I have a plan for you life….and that is to be loved like you are loved by me. Have a great day today and love someone and become a part of the community of Christ Followers….!!!

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Resolute Faith part 2

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Thought for today: Last night while taping the live version of Kitchtherapy7 God dropped something into my spirit in Luke 8 that I had just read over so many times…And it just came out and I have to share it this morning…It is the last part of verse 49…”Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the master…”You wanna talk about something that will rock your boat, any Parent that hears those words, is rocked, trust me, I have been there as I held my son whose life had been cut short in my arms…The human emotions that hit are unreal… I so Identify with this story… I want you to get what God spoke to my heart and I expounded on it last night…”going to write it out and make it plain that whosoever reads may run with it,” and you will know if it is you, God is speaking too…Whoever this person was that came to Jairus, we know they were from his household. So many time we just Preach and teach on Jairus point of view here…But God said “STOP!!!” And I was in the middle of taping and as I stopped , the Holy Spirit took over and said “Look at the respect he had for the Master…he respected him as Master, but , he did not believe He was the Master… and that is totally different… You can know who and what Jesus all about… but it a totally different story to remove all doubt and fear that He is truly the Master of this Universe, Our situations, and here that He was Master over death…. To many know him as Master in the respect form, shoot we even go to church, pay our tithes and the list goes on… But this man did not know Jesus, as Jairus knew Him, go to verse 41 “he(Jairus) fell down at Jesus feet, and besought Him… Matthew 9 says He worship Jesus..” , that He would come to his house…” The spirit of Jairus was that of brokenness, and He believed that Jesus was the Son of God, Doubt & unbelief, Jairus gave no room to it… Jairus position could not change his situation, he was a ruler of the synagogue and it meant nothing…that all went out the window…he was a man in need of Jesus, he was in need of a miracle…
But, when Jesus hears this detractor of the faith and the word, Jesus stopped when “he heard it, He answered him, saying, “Fear not, believe only, AND SHE SHALL BE MADE WHOLE…!!!!” Jesus was the living Word…John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…” vs. 4 “In Him was Life;” vs. 5 “And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not…” I mean Jesus stopped this man from the house Jairus dead in his tracks rebuking him… I am the Life, I am the Word and I am the Light, the darkness of unbelief, doubt and fear must bow to my spoken words and I will and I can make this girl whole…Don’t even fear that, Just exercise your faith and believe that I am he that was sent…
Now go to Mark 5 :23 Jairus says “I pray thee, come and lay hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live…” Faith, Trust, Belief and Worship and Jesus responded to his cry, Mark 5:24 “And Jesus went with him;” Don’t tell me God does not want to show himself to you and I, but, fear, unbelief and doubt cannot habitat where he is…”Know ye not that ye are the temple of the Holy Spirit” Back to John 1:12 “but as many as received him, to them gave He power to become sons of God, even to them that believe on His name. “To them…that is you and I and every person that runs doubt, unbelief and fear out of our lives and chooses to believe in Him in whom we have not seen with these natural eyes… But our spiritual eyes receive the living word with gladness and embrace His teaching and His word….Explosive Faith is released to do that only He can do…. We have to change what we are meditating on and get the word into our spirit. This generation is looking for answers…what are we going to do… which man will you chose to be like, the Servant or Jairus? The choice is yours…. Have a great day!!!

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Resolute Faith part 1

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Thought for today: Found in Luke 8:50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not, believe only, and she shall be made whole. 54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand and called saying Maid, arise. See also in Matt 9:18-19 22-26 & Mark 5:22-24 35-43. If God is speaking anything to me it is this, “Fear and Unbelief have to go….” end of story. Those are the two key components here that Jesus address.’ And he sends both fear and unbelief out of His presence in that room. Jesus wanted only those, that believed and had faith that he could and would and put doubt under their feet in that room.
Man I struggle with this all the time…we are a nation and people & society that is numbers… from the secular to the church of what success is…
God does not work in our realm for He is supernatural God, nor does He think in our finite mindset…
If we are going to see what God has for us…Our thinking has to change!!! Our thinking is so finite it is not funny… no wonder unbelief creeps in…the Good news is that we can renew our minds daily through the word of God and build faith instead of fear…
What you think about the most is what will be in control of you and your destiny…
If you are thinking about all the what if’s, of what God has called you to do, you will not see the fulfillment of what God has for you…
Unbelief is not of God, for hath light to do with darkness…?
I chose to fill my mind with God’s written covenant to man, there is power in the Word of God!!!
When satan tempted Jesus what did Jesus say, “It is written…” He did not say let’s have a pity party, you’re being tempted, He hit the enemy with the Word of Almighty God…
He did not sit around and wonder what he should say and is it politically correct…
He said “It is written!!!”
When we get the word down in our heart to the point that the things we once did and didn’t seem so bad to us, now repulse us, that is the sign of the refiners fire going in and through us, the dross and impurities are burned out of our lives…
And there will be Great faith, that destroys the former yokes of unbelief and doubt…
Because we will speak to our situation like Jesus did to this girl who was dead…
As He spoke to the Sea and the Wind and Waters obeyed Him… We have to capture and take every thought, no matter how small it is captive, and bring it unto the subjection of Jesus Christ.
The enemy will always try to divert your mission that God has set before you, he will lie and he will try to get you to doubt God and His word to you…
If you minister to just one and one gets saved, is it not worth it? We have to be resolute as Christ Followers…
Is there not a cause David cried out as he took to the battle field that day with Goliath…
he did not wait for Goliath to come to him…
He took massive steps of faith on the run down that hillside under the anointing of the Holy Spirit….
Goliath, I come to you not in my name, But you uncircumcised Philistine I come to you in the Name of the Lord in whom you have defied!
As he released his faith and that rock left the sling, God the Holy Spirit took over and that rock became an anointed rocket and it slammed right into the mark…
I challenge you to change your thinking and let’s take this fight to the enemy, take back what he has stole from us, our loved ones, our children those that are around us, Happiness, Health, Hope, Love, Joy…
We will stand amazed at what God can do when we speak with Authority the word of God by Faith and Believe…
Have a great day!!!

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Thought for Today:Your Gifting and God’s Grace

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Your Gifting and God’s Grace

Thought for Today: Gifting- Hebrews 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay
aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”

So many times we forget that “God uses us through our Gifting,”  The reason so many people are either unhappy, unfulfilled or sometimes even confused about where they belong in the Body of Christ can be alot of factors.  Sometimes we limit ourselves to our natural
gifting, speaking, and singing, serving ect… the list can really go on and with each person it can be different. I want to encourage you; your spiritual Gifting is much different than natural….

Natural is something you are born with, but, Your Spiritual Gifting is something that God can only do in and
through you…because if you could do it, it wouldn’t be God…

So how do I find my Spiritual Gifting? By getting alone with God is what I would list as the most critical step…  What I have found in my life is when I think awe I could never do that, usually that is His still small voice saying to me Ron spend some time with me so I can talk to you….Or sometimes it may be a Pastor or Leader who sees something you don’t or won’t recognize and then the Lord uses them to nudge you and challenge you …

Here is an example, mine,  I really struggled with going into the ministry, I had seen too much hurt and was really frightened of it, all I
wanted to do was work and serve God in some way.  I was very unfulfilled at that time.  But my father seen something in me that I did
not see or maybe I didn’t want to see or even accept.  One day he called me and started talking to me and he said “Ronald Wayne God has His hand on your life and I can see His anointing on you, will you come to Susanville and work me as my Youth Pastor….”   In my mind & flesh I thought are you kidding me Dad… I could never do what you do, I actually had a hard time talking in front of people …and still to this day unless the anointing is on me I struggle…  I can talk your leg off about things in general and love talking to people in general…

Yet, My Father asked me to pray about it…. I sure did not see what my Father was seeing, but when I got alone with God,  one night He brought back every word He had spoken to me and I laid there crying,  even tho I was really scared, I knew this would have to be God.  As I got to Susanville the task were great and tho He was my father, he now became my mentor and had very strict rules and he expected a lot of me, but, he was there for me every step of the way, God using him to help to form and shape my gifting…

I will never forget the youth group was exploding with many young people getting saved and it was doing great.  One night my father looked at me and he said “tonight you will be going to Prison….”LOL LOL LOL  I thought in my mind, are you nuts, me and convicts… I thought to myself, okay dad, I know you probably thought I would wind up there, but, now you are actually sending me there to minister…?  I am not you, I am just a Youth Pastor…. What do I have to offer these men?  I know I lived a rough life before I got saved, but, Pastor I really think we should think about this, don’t you? I had started with the excuses, and later that night as I was signing in at the front desk well , I realized he meant what he said…And as that huge steel door slammed behind me and you heard the sound of that lock, snap and then the the one that was in front of you the lock would snap and you were seconds from entering the yard, and that long walk to the Chapel, God gave me two men that would go with me Richard and Richard and to this day one of them I am friends with and he will never know what he has meant in my life.  Richard has never heard this story and it’s ending.  That night I do not remember which one was with me, but we went together many many times.  I did not realize how that night would change my life… As I looked out over that rough crowd, my knees literally shaking, men with mean looking faces, huge muscles, and looks of emptiness in their eyes.  I listened to some of the men sing a song called, “My life is like the wind it keeps movin for you Lord…” something inside broke like a river and tears streamed down my face and God spoke to me and said “I have called you to this place…” I thought “Prison…” And as I took the pulpit there was an anointing and I preached on “God’s love.” To this day I have that cassette tape.  As I gave the alter call here they came, white, black, red and brown standing in front of a God who loved them, and God saved them.

Little did I know that the one with the longest hair would look me up in I believe 2000.  It was now  around 2000 and we had just started
registration at our NHCC our school at the Church I pastured in Veneta, Oregon.  My secretary Jim came into my office, “Pastor there is a man out here who wants to see you, I know you are really busy, what should I do?  He says He is sure He knows you, he thinks…”  I turned and said bring him in Jim.  In walked the most clean cut man, in a beautiful suit, tho his hands and knuckles bore the signs of being in a gang… I thought do I know this man… we shook hands…  You are Pastor Ron he asked, “I am he…”  big tears began to well up in his eyes…”you don’t remember do you? “ I softly said no, I am sorry I don’t”  You used to preach at the Susanville Medium Security Prison… I said “Yes, many, many, many, years ago, I was a Youth Pastor ” I am James and he said “God’s Love,”  I got saved that night Pastor… Now I had
tears streaming down my face.. he rushed to me and threw his arms around me, saying thank you Pastor, thank you for bringing that word from God to me…I got saved that night and my life has drastically changed…he was balling, I have looked high and low for you… I seen your ad for registration in your school and I seen your name…and I had to see if it was you.

I want to enroll all eight of my children in your school and I would like for you to meet them…he went out of my office…tears still streaming down my face, then eight beautiful children and his wife came in and he began to introduce them to me… This is the man that brought the Gospel to daddy one night…I am sorry but I could not hold the tears…  Pastor James would be my keynote speaker at our schools first class Graduation and he rocked that Packed house,  as He now shared the Gospel from my pulpit …  Pastor James church was 6 times larger than
mine, but man he was gifted at reaching the hurting…

Why do I share this story?

God needs you to step into your Gifting and do it with all you have for him, someone is waiting for you to bring them the Gospel in the way that only your Gift can present Jesus to them  as Lord and Savior and touch their lives with the Master’s touch… You want fulfillment answer His call,  you will never be able to do it on your own but in Him you can do all things….I would have never thought that one message,
one night, one act of obedience, one act trusting God for my Gift would have produced this beautiful story of God’s Grace to a man who the world had thrown away, but, God he saw the potential and the heart and made the way.  You will never know who God will touch
through you and sometimes we will never know till heaven, but the call is on, when you feel inadequate, God is more than capable all He needs is you to accept His Gifting in your life….May the God of Grace challenge you today and give you His Peace and may you accpet the challenge to thrust the cycle in deep into the Harvest, Let God use your gifting….!!!

 

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Thought for today; Chihuahua Like Faith

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Thought for today; Chihuahua Like Faith

Have you ever seen a big dog whose spirit has been broken?  They have the ability to chew you up and spit
you out, they could kill you if things had not happened to them… but when a big
dogs spirit has been broken and they cower in a corner, when you step towards
them,  it is because they have been abused someone has broken them, and they began to lose that inner ability to
realize that they actually are threat to the one abusing them… Proverbs put it
like this…23:7a “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…”  Yet my mother has a Chihuahua who actually
thinks she is as big as a Doberman pincer, no one has ever told Sofia that she
is a tiny looking rat dog when wet…and with the step of my foot I could squish
her…lol  I mean when something comes into her area, that she feels is threatening, an alarm goes off in her and her hair
rises on her back, and as small as she is she goes on the attack…. It is kinda
like when Jacob was wrestling with the angel of the Lord in Genesis 23:26 “And
He said, Let me go, for the day breaks,” but he (Chihuahua Jacob who was
contending with tenacity with God says this…) “I will not let You go unless You
bless me!”  When you read this account of a mere mortal man wrestling with an Angel (Hosea 12”4) of the Lord, ya go aww
yeah!!!  did you forget you were just a Chihuahua?   Angel , You…lol  the bible says vs. 28b “ for you have
struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”  Vs.30a So Jacob called the name of that place
Peniel: “For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”    Maybe
this will help you today James 1:22-25 “but be doers of the word (Chihuahua
like faith in action),and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone
is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural
face in a mirror: for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets
what kind of man he was(the big dog syndrome).
I like this… But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and
continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one
will be blessed in what he does…  You need to stop seeing yourself as what the enemy is portraying to you, grasp hold
of Chihuahua Faith the outcome of the Battle is not determined by your size,
but it is determined by the size of your faith in your great BIG wonderful God
you serve….

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Thought for today; Obedience or mere excellence?

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Thought for today; Obedience or mere excellence?

Why do we find it so easy to mix our standards, and so difficult to firmly commit to the standard of
obedience?  Most likely, is it because we are use to it.  That we easily tolerate mixed standard in most areas  of lives,

and I think that we become numb to the reality of sin and the convicting power of the Holy Spirit….So we settle…we
don’t call it that,  but we settle for second best and we call it our best, but, what would God call it?

Here is a question for you?

What’s your aim in life if your choices were excellence or obedience?

What’s the difference?

To aim for obedience is to aim for perfection, not for “excellence,” which is actually
something less.

You may be wanting to argue with me about this about this point, but, I just want you to
listen to what I am saying and read the word and then like King Josiah as he
was confronted by the words of God through the Law of Moses, rent His clothes
in shame & conviction, and being grieved by what God said. His nation that was entrusted to

him was steeped in massive idol worship,graven images, shrines and false god worship,

King Josiah got the message of God through His words and the cleansing process began, tear down the images,

brake every image, grind up into dust all molten images, tear down every shrine….He chose Obedience

rather than compromise….His ancestors had done those destestable things and he could have compromised & continued in them, but, he did not,  he chose Gods ways and God’s plan.

Sometimes excellence and obedience appear to be the same… But mere excellence allows room for
mixture, and if you take coke and you add water to it and dilute it’s
components that make it coke, you get water down version of coke that taste
terrible. Why? Because you tampered with the original recipe, you messed with
the original design that made it coke.
Some businesses do this to stretch the amount of profit they get out of
each delivery… But you can tell by taste, by color and even by smell and most
people go …man this taste horrible….

Let me explain it like this…American businesses are in search of excellence we see it
all the time on billboards…. Now they could be in search of perfection, of
course rather excellence – but it seems that perfection is too costly and eats
into the profit margin.  So rather than be perfect, businesses know it’s enough to seem perfect to their
customers.  By stopping short of  perfection, they find a profitable balance between quality and
cost…compromise…mixing of a standard…

To find this balance, they often look to their peers and competitors to discover the, “best
practices of their industry…”

To the Believer the question is this…. How far can we go and still seem perfect?  By how far can we stop short?

Businesses find it profitable to stop short at the middle ground of excellence because perfection
costs too much…

But is it profitable for the Believer to stop short at the middle ground of excellence
where costs to us are low, balanced somewhere between paganism and obedience?
Not at all…

To seem perfect if that is the goal is to stop short of God’s standard of obedience.

In the spiritual realm it’s merely comfortable to seem perfect. It is never
profitable.

Clearly, excellence isn’t the same as obedience or perfection. The search for excellence
leaves us overwhelmingly vulnerable to snare after snare since it allows room
for mixture.

The search for obedience or perfection does not.

Excellence is a mixed standard, while obedience is a fixed standard.  We have to fix our eyes upon the fixed
standard and be like a bulldog and not let go of it…

Because when we don’t the next question you will be asking yourself is this;

“How far can I go and still be called a Christian?”

When the questions should be;

“How Holy can I be as a Christian?”

Has your wife ever asked you is this to tight?

And faced with hurting her feelings or being truthful (and there is a way to be truthful
and not be mean or hurtful…

We are then faced with the daunting task of what do I say?

Do I modify the truth and thereby save her feelings and I do not want her to get
discouraged….

Or do you seek obedience to God and be honest and tell the truth in love?

To modify truth to avoid unpleasantness surely it is okay in this instance and God would
understand because He loves my wife, right?

What would you do?

Would you modify truth?

It is for certain a lot of us can speak Christianese… and it certainly sounds excellent
to modify truth, and we can even justify it by not wanting to hurt another
person.

You see it is one thing to know Christian truth, but it is another to live Christian
truths and values that bring us into Obedience or Perfection in and through
Christ….

I know these are hard words to hear, but would you rather me be honest and upfront and
explain the word of God as He has been challenging me, which is to leave the
place of Excellence and strive for Obedience,  or would you rather me to tell you
what strokes the strings of the heart and mind, and wind up in hell because of
a desire to be accepted, loved by me. I would rather speak truth and people have been mad at me

at times becuase of what I have preached or written , I have come to that place of I must obey God read what Paul wrote to Timothy.

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come
when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they
heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

The message bible – 2 Timothy 4:3-5

You’re going to find that there will be times when people will have no stomach for
solid teaching, but will fill up on spiritual junk food—catchy opinions that
tickle their fancy. They’ll turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. But
you—keep your eye on what you’re doing; accept the hard times along with the
good; keep the Message alive; do a thorough job as God’s servant.

2 Peter 3:3  Knowing this first, that there shall come in
the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

For me you give me a man or woman that has the boldness to speak hard truths, I want all
of God I can get and I for one do not want to wind up in a lukewarm state and
for God to spew me out of His mouth, those are His words not mine…. I want to
hear Him say well done thou good and faithful servant enter in….His words not
mine…but that is my heart desire…

Churches by the thousands are preaching the Gospel of accommodation, rather than preaching
the Gospel with Pentecostal Fire and with conviction… What amazes me is that Peter preached with
fire and told it like it was and thousands were saved…. He wasn’t guarding His
words or mincing them either, he was not preaching a Gospel of accommodation;
he was preaching a Gospel of Salvation!!!

It is almost like whatever happened to “Sin” being preached and confronted in the believers
life in church, home bible study or personal study?

Peter was not concerned with being politically correct….

If anyone knew what it was like to settle for excellence it was him…. “you are one of
them as the cock crowed….”  “ I don’t know what you are talking about,”“NO I am not…” “Your speech betrays you…He
began to curse and swear saying, I know not the man”  And he like King Josiah when faced the the
words of God, he wept bitterly… matthew26:69-75 then read Luke 24:44-49

Key scripture here for me is verse 45 Then opened He their understanding, that they
might understand the scriptures…

Oh God open my understanding so that I too might understand the scriptures written in your
word and Obey them…Seeking Obedience in and through you….open my eyes Lord….
Help me Father God to take captive any and every thought that would tempt me to
comprise my relationship with you and your word… Let the message of the Cross
so move me that I not settle for second best, but, be determined to lay ahold
of that which is before me, pressing toward the mark of the prize of the High
Calling in Christ Jesus…
Pastor Ron Crandall

 

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Pensamiento para hoy; Llegando a sus sentidos encontradas el Salmo 22:27-31; 27-28

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Pensamiento para hoy; Llegando a sus sentidos encontradas el Salmo 22:27-31; 27-28 De las
cuatro esquinas de la gente de la tierra están llegando a sus sentidos, running
back a Dios. Perdido familias están cayendo sobre sus rostros delante de él.
Dios ha hecho cargo; de ahora en adelante, él tiene la última palabra. 29 Todos
los promotores del poder están delante de él — adoración! Todos los pobres y
menesterosos, demasiado — adoración! Junto con quienes nunca consiguió juntos —
adoración!

30-31
Nuestros hijos y sus hijos recibirán en esto como la palabra se pasa a lo largo
de los padres al niño. Los bebés aún no concebidos escuchará las buenas
noticias — que Dios hace lo que dice.

¿Qué un potente entorno de la escritura que David corrales aquí.

Toda persona que piense que soy mucho más allá del toque
de Dios he hecho demasiado, no es posible todavía podría amarme… Lo hace y él
le ahorrará, adorarle… Roto familias, Power-mongers (manipulador) es una
forma, yo diría que, los pobres y los débiles y me encanta esto…Junto con
quienes nunca juntamos… todos están cayendo sobre sus rostros delante de él
que es digno de recibir elogios y están adorando… nuestros hijos y sus hijos
totalmente inmersos en ese trasvase de verdad como que se trasmite de
generación en generación…Los padres pasan esta buena noticia a sus hijos que
el Dios de los cielos y la tierra ama y murió por ellos y su libertad… Gancho
agarrador, cada familia que puede, cada persona puede y llevarlos con usted a
la presencia de Dios en su casa hoy…Ser un adorador, agradecido por todo lo
que él ha hecho por ti en todos los sentidos…Los que se pierden, que
necesitan el toque del Maestro llame adelante desde las cuatro esquinas de la
tierra, sanación y liberación liberarse de timidez y paso en audacia y
proclaman libertad …. Pedirles que sus sentidos …Ahora la fe es la sustancia de
las cosas de esperanza para las pruebas de lo que no vista …Usted no puede
verlo a través de estos ojos naturales…Pero gracias a Dios servimos a un Dios
sobrenatural…!!! Quiero que toda mi familia y toda mi familia, mis amigos y
sus amigos y conocidos a conocer la misma libertad y mismo ahorro de gracia que
se concedió en mí… así que si estás en mi lista de amigos que te estoy
llamando adelante de las cuatro esquinas de esta tierra para venir a casa a
Jesús… Yo estoy reclamando tho no puedo nunca puede haberte conocido… Si
ves este artículo y leerlo…Pido a Dios por su salvación… no a una iglesia o
religión, sino una verdadera relación con Jesús… Dios Padre te ruego que tome
este pensamiento para hoy y moverlo donde y que desea ir a en el nombre
poderoso de Jesús tu hijo que es rey de Reyes y Señor de señores y enviar el
fuego del Espíritu Santo que convence y nos conduce a usted…No es que
cualquier hombre debe ser levantado, pero que su hijo sería alta y levantado
para arriba entre todos los hombres en todas las Naciones como el Señor…Este
día que has hecho!

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Thought for Today; Coming to their Senses

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Thought for today; Coming to their senses found in Psalm
22:27-31;

27-28 From the four corners of the earth people are coming to their
senses, are running back to God. Long-lost families are falling on their faces
before him. God has taken charge; from now on he has the last word. 29 All the
power-mongers are before him —worshiping! All the poor and powerless, too
—worshiping! Along with those who never got it together —worshiping!

30-31 Our children and their children will get in on this As
the word is passed along from parent to child. Babies not yet conceived will
hear the good news— that God does what he says.

What a powerful setting of scripture that David pens here.
Every person who thinks I am far beyond the touch of God I have done too much,
there is no way He could still love me… He does and He will save you, worship
Him… Broken families, Power-mongers(manipulators) is one way I would read it or
that it could be read, the poor and the powerless and I love this….Along with those who never
got it together…all are falling on their faces before Him who is worthy to receive
praise and they are worshiping…our children and their children totally
immersed in this transfer of truth as it is passed on from generation to
generation….Parents pass this good news on to your children that the God of
Heaven and Earth loves them and died for them and their freedom…

Grab every family you can, every person you can and take them with you to the presence of
God in His house today…Be a worshipper, thankful for everything that He has
done for you in every way…Call forth from the four corner of this earth those
that are lost, in need of the Master’s touch, Healing, and Deliverance break
free from shyness and step into boldness and proclaim liberty…. Call them to
their senses…Now faith is the substance of things hope for the evidence of
things not seen…You may not see it through these natural eyes…But thank God we
serve a supernatural God…!!!

I want my entire family and all my family, my friends and their friends and acquaintances
to know the same liberty and same saving Grace that was bestowed on me…so if you are my friends list I am calling you
forth from the four corners of this earth to come Home to Jesus…  I am claiming you tho I may never may have met
you… if you see this article and read it…I am asking God for your Salvation…not
to a church or religion, but to a true and right relationship with Jesus….

  • Father God I pray that you take this thought for today and move it where and who you want it
    to go to in the mighty name of Jesus your Son who is King of Kings and Lord of
    Lords and send the fire of the Holy Spirit that convicts and leads us back to
    You…Not that any man should be lifted up, but that your Son would be high and
    lifted up among all men in all nations as Lord…This day that you have made!!!

Pastor Ron Crandall

 

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The man or woman on the street

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The man or woman on the street is not interested in your credentials or your education what they do
wanna know is, do you have something that can change;

my hopelessness into Hope,

my sorrow into Joy,

my helplessness into Security,

my hunger into being Fed,

my financial nightmare into Blessing,

my sickness into Healing,

my stress into Peace,

my darkness into Light,

my difference into Acceptance

my bondage into Freedom,

my addiction into Deliverance,

my sin into Holiness,

my fear into Faith,

my defeat into Victory,

my failures into stepping stones of Transformation ….

Not one man or woman can do those things for another person, no matter how much you try it will
still fall short, unless Jesus is lifted up and when He steps onto the scene of
their lives and all things begin to change…Walking out of a 7-11 the other
day a homeless man stopped me and said ” Mr. what do you have for
me?” I stood for a moment and said “Hang on let me see, I am not rich
by far, but what I have is your’s…I reached out my hand and he took mine in
his dry and cracked hands and he patted mine gently, I felt the Holy Ghost move
through me like electricity… the once sad eyes that walked up to me now had
tears in them…what I had to give the man in monetary form was very
little…he said most people won’t even take time to talk to me, let alone put
out their hand…We talked for a few more minutes and then he walked around the
corner and was gone…” What is my point… it does not take education to
show the love of God, it just takes a person willing to let God move through
them to this lost and dying world, people are dying for someone to just put forth
their hand and love them just as they are…”

Romans 8:15 For ye
have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry,
Abba, Father.

John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

I want you to know if you feel any of those things above your answer simply is Jesus…everyone of us
that are called by His name have been exactly where you are… it took hands of
love to reach out to this man writing this… but I thank God, that He still
has people who remember,  what He brought them out of…  and their willingness to reach out in love

folks, sin is sin no matter how big or small, it is still sin and the answer to that sin is Jesus…

The man or woman on the street are definitely not impressed by nice clothes, suits, fancy dresses,

big houses, cars or anything else that so many of us think are the signs of sucess and happiness…

They want to be loved just like they are, they want someone to reach out and touch them,

Smile with them and laugh with them and even cry with them… They are looking for the reality of the

Gospel in you and I… and we can win the masses…we can…we just need to do it one person at a time…

being ginuine with them no matter what we have it is enough, as long as Jesus is the focal point in touching

their lives.

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Pensamiento para hoy: Dios Exactamente Reproduce Su Carácter En Ti

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Pensamiento para hoy: Dios exactamente reproduce su carácter en ti, sé que esto puede no
ser la versión King James pero, por favor siga conmigo… Esta mañana en
estudio que realmente esto estalló en mi corazón como lo leí así que vuelvo a
leer en el mensaje, yo creo que Dios quiere que aquellos que siguen nuestro
Ministerio para saber que él desea reproducir su carácter en ellos. Él desea
tener esa comunión y el íntimo amor contigo una vez más… Yo no uso esta
escritura menospreciar a nadie hacer sentir menos que – al contrario, cuando
esto realmente semillas en su corazón, usted verá cuánto la creación de Dios
desea tener una relación contigo y te sane… Ephesians4:17-24 y así insisto —
y Dios me respalda en esto — que no existir recorrer con la multitud, la
multitud Empty-headed, sin sentido. Has rechazaron por tanto tiempo tratar con
Dios que has perdido contacto no sólo con Dios sino con la propia realidad.
Recto ya no piensan. ¿No sentir ningún dolor, se dejan ir en obsesión sexual,
adicto a todo tipo de perversión.

Ir a lo largo con la multitud nunca es algo saludable para nuestras vidas, es una
herramienta que el enemigo usa todo el tiempo nos arrullara a ser complaciente
con Dios. Aquí se dirigió a mí de vacío implica que uno no puede tomar decisiones
acertadas y son fácilmente influidos por la marea de la presión de los
compañeros, o incluso el deseo de mantenerse al día con otra persona. Pablo va
a escribir que ha perdido el contacto con Dios… alguna vez has estado
allí?… que es que la sensación de estar tan lejos de su presencia, usted no
puede sentirlo, un lugar peligroso, pero, Dios sigue ahí nos está esperando
venir a nuestros sentidos y regresar a casa. Cuando perdemos contacto con Dios
perder el contacto con la realidad misma… y luego enemigo entra en ataque
completo tratando de destruirte completamente. “No piensan directamente
ya.” Una de las formas que el enemigo hace es atar a una persona con
drogas y alcohol. Para mí esto denotan el por qué la persona no puede pensar
estrecho … drogas y alcohol tan deformación la mente no Graciosos, es decir un
individuo que mal es derecho y está mal, y realmente lo … creen también produce
un adormecimiento en la vida y hay agujeros masivos que empezaron a traer
depresión y así uno va al paso siguiente, en el ámbito sexual tratando de
llenar lo que sólo Dios puede llenar y ellos mismos excavan en un hoyo más
profundo … pero me gusta lo que escribe a continuación …. “No es vida para
usted …”

20-24,Pero eso no es vida para usted. Aprendiste a Christ! Mi suposición es que usted
ha pagado mucha atención a él, bien instruidos en la verdad, precisamente como
lo tenemos en Jesús. Desde entonces, entonces, no tenemos la excusa de la
ignorancia, todo, y me refiero a todo — conectado con que la vieja forma de vida
tiene que ir. Es podrido a través de y. Deshacerse de él! Y luego tomar en una
forma totalmente nueva de la vida — una vida formada por Dios, una vida
renovada desde el interior y sí mismo trabajando en su conducta mientras Dios
reproduce con exactitud su carácter en ti.

Tengo buenas noticias para usted… no es demasiado tarde para ejecutarlo…Él estará allí para usted… Como Pablo dice
aunque tenemos que estar dispuestos a deshacerse de la inmundicia podrida que
nos hemos acostumbrado hasta demasiado y tomar en una forma totalmente nueva de
la vida…Un Dios condujo y alimenta la vida… no apoyado en las muletas de
este mundo, sino dejar que Dios ponga su carácter y sus caminos en nuestras
vidas y renovación de adentro hacia afuera…No van por sentimientos!!! Ahora
puedes caminar por fe… y cuando el enemigo viene y dice, ver que le dije que
no te amo…RESISTIRSE a él en el nombre de Jesús y a través de su sangre y
Satanás tendrá que huir… No dar él o su basura pensarlo… más bien tomar sus
pensamientos, deseos y deseos cautivo, detención en Jesús nombre… de hacer
callar, hablar con ellos…-Tienes autoridad ahora, el momento dejas el Señor
nuevamente dentro de su vida y le pidió que ser señor de su vida, “las
cosas viejas que dejó usted impotencia sensación, han dejado!!! y todas las
cosas han vuelto nuevo …USTED tiene el poder de Jesús … “Puedo hacer toda
la cosa a través de Cristo Jesús que me fortalece.” Ahora se puede decir;
Tomar ese deseo de beber cautivo …Aprovecho lascivo pensamiento cautivo …
Aprovecho inmoral pensamiento cautivo; Tomar ese deseo de sentimientos a través
de drogas, tomar esos pensamientos de ira, cautivo! En nombre de Jesús! Y
pierdo mi nuevo personaje en Cristo que reproduce su carácter en mí, porque yo
soy libre en Jesus Name!!! Alabar a Dios estoy libre y casa su presencia en mi
vida, yo puedo adorarle en espíritu y en verdad ….

Pastor Ron Crandall

 

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Thought for today; God Accurately Reproduces His Character In You

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Thought for today: God Accurately Reproduces His Character In You – I know this
may not be the King James version but, please follow with me… This morning in
study this really exploded into my heart as I read it so I reread it in the
message, I believe God wants those that follow our ministry to know that  He Desires to reproduce His Character in
them. He desires to have that fellowship and intimate love with you once again…
I do not use this scripture to belittle or make anyone feel less than – quite
the opposite, when this really seeds into your heart, you will see how much the
God of Creation desires to have a relationship with you and heal you…  Ephesians4:17-24And so I insist—and God backs
me up on this—that there be no going along with the crowd, the empty-headed,
mindless crowd. They’ve refused for so long to deal with God that they’ve lost
touch not only with God but with reality itself. They can’t think straight
anymore. Feeling no pain, they let themselves go in sexual obsession, addicted
to every sort of perversion.

Going along with the crowd is never a healthy thing for our lives, it is a tool the
enemy uses all the time to lull us into being complacent with God.  Empty headed here to me implies that one
cannot make sound decisions and they are easily swayed by the tide of peer
pressure, or even the desire to keep up with someone else. Paul goes on to
write that they have lost touch with God….ever been there?… that is that
feeling of being so far from His presence you cannot feel Him anymore, a
dangerous place to be, yet, God is still there waiting for us to come to our
senses and come home. When we lose touch with God we do lose touch with reality
itself… and then enemy goes into full attack trying to destroy you completely. “They
can’t think straight anymore.”  One of the ways the enemy does this is to bind a person with drugs and alcohol. To me
this would denote the why the person cannot think strait…drugs and alcohol so
warp the mind it is not funny, telling an individual that wrong is right and
right is wrong, and they actually believe it…it also brings about a numbness in
one’s life and there are massive holes that began to bring depression and so
one goes to the next step, into the sexual arena trying to fill what only God can
fill and they dig themselves into a deeper pit… but I like what he writes below….
“That is no life for you…”

20-24 But that’s no life for you.
You learned Christ! My assumption is that you have paid careful attention to
him, been well instructed in the truth precisely as we have it in Jesus. Since,
then, we do not have the excuse of ignorance, everything—and I do mean
everything—connected with that old way of life has to go. It’s rotten through
and through. Get rid of it! And then take on an entirely new way of life—a
God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your
conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you.

I got good news for you… it is not too late to run Him…He will be there for you… Like Paul says though we have got
to be willing to get rid of the rotten filth that we have become so accustomed too,
and take on an entirely new way of life…A God led and fed life…not leaning on
the crutches of this world but letting God put His character and His ways into our
lives and being renewed from the inside out…Do not go by feelings!!! You now
walk by faith…and when the enemy comes and says, see I told you He didn’t love
you…RESIST HIM in the Name of JESUS and Through HIS Blood, and satan will have
to flee… Do not give him or his garbage a second thought…rather take your thoughts,
wants and desires captive, Arrest them in Jesus name…be silent, Speak it to
them…YOU – have authority now, the moment you let the Lord back into your life
and asked Him to be Lord of your Life, “old things that left you feeling
powerlessness, have left!!! and All things have become NEW…YOU have power in
Jesus… “I can do all thing through Christ Jesus who strengthens me…” You can
now say; I take that desire to drink captive…I take that lewd thought captive…
I take that immoral thought captive; I take that desire for feelings through
drugs, I take those thoughts of ANGER, CAPTIVE!!! In Jesus name! And I lose my
new character in Christ that reproduces His character in me, because I am free
in Jesus Name!!! Praise God I am FREE and I house His presence in my life, I
can worship Him in Spirit and in Truth….

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Pensado para el día de hoy; actos

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Pensado para el día de hoy; actos – Siempre, cuidado, hoy en
día, alguien, al desglosar al igual que a continuación, se obtiene el tema de
el libro de los hechos. No se trata de un mensaje ayer, no es un mensaje mañana
es hoy un mensaje…! El es el proceso de hacer o realizar algo, algo que se hace
o realiza; un acto, un producto, como el estatuto, por el decreto, o la
promulgación, a jugar el papel de; asumir el papel dramático, a realizar (un
papel) tal como se define por diccionario Webster. Los actos de las palabras
del Apóstol se nos ha dado como plantilla para que de seguir y de saber que el
mensaje de la Cruz ha poderosa potencia cuando creemos. Se trata de un desafío
palabra atascado en el Nuevo Testamento por Dios Mismo para hacernos saber que
también nosotros podemos actuar en su nombre, que seáis investidos de poder
desde lo alto, y de él y él solo. Cuando cumplimos la voluntad del Padre es que
nunca nos tiene la facultad de fijar los hombres libres, sanar a los enfermos o
vienen con una palabra, pero es la obra de Dios en y a través de nosotros, lo
que las toque en que ama, y murió. Jesús dijo, “así que no os afanéis por
el siguiente DÃ A: para el día siguiente podrá tener pensado para las cosas de
sí mismo.” En otras palabras vivir en el hoy de que te voy a dar y hacer
lo que he llamado a hacer hoy. Mi desesperación en esperanza, mi tristeza en
alegría, mi impotencia en la seguridad, mi hambre en ser alimentadas, mi
pesadilla financiera en bendición, mi enfermedad a curar, mi estrés en La Paz,
mi oscuridad en luz, mi diferencia en aceptación, servidumbre por deudas en mi
libertad, mi adicción a Deliverance, mi pecado en santidad, mi temor en fe, mi
derrota en Victoria, mis fracasos en trampolín de transformación, mi apatía en
Ministerio… En nosotros mismos la respuesta es no…  Estoy finita, pero sé que un Dios infinito
que puede cambiar todos sus aspectos negativos en positivos palabra en su vida.
El es el Dios de lo que puedo hacer todas las cosas… y nosotros somos los
buques que él utiliza, por imperfecto que nos son, su plan era enviar el
Espíritu Santo para llevar y nos guía a través de nuestro hoy y endue nosotros
de poder desde lo alto. Usted puede decir Pastor ron no puedo, estás en lo
cierto, pero lo que puede, que abandona elección hasta que usted y yo estemos o
no le va a creer en Su palabra. Por lo tanto, el desafío de hoy es para dar el
salto al ser un verdadero, un potente para él por su espíritu y le permita
utilizar nuestras manos, nuestras palabras y nuestras vidas como mejor le parezca…
Se puede hacer todas las cosas a través de Cristo Jesús… Todo… el diablo es un
mentiroso… Ir a todo el mundo y dejar que su vida predicando el Evangelio de
Jesucristo… sólo un nugget

Pastor Ron Crandall

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A Lesson from the Boys in class tonight

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A lesson from the Boys: Had a good time with the boys last night actually awesome we
were in Neh  5 and I had them read the story and my helper for the evening was an intern and she did great and a
father stayed and helped we all had fun, our topic was integrity and what it
means.  When dealing with kids you always have to remember that all do not have a 2 parent home as was my case last
night.

We came to a question in our book on whom in your life do you look up
to, most of the boys as they answered said my mom, my dad and I came to one
young man and he said, “Ron I have no one, I really don’t…” My heart
sank, a little voice next to him said “Chi-boy yes you do!”  he quipped back “no Zuriel I don’t” and
zuriel looked at him and said, “You have Ron…has he ever lied to you or not
been there for you…so you do have someone…”  a huge smile hit his face, and he said “Ron, I have you in my life to
look up to….”  Man I had a hard time not crying…you talk about humbling, the hurt in his eyes now replaced with comfort
knowing he had someone…

As Dora and I drove home I said,”Dora it is not about that he had me that touched me, it was that they all came together to let him
know, you may be feeling alone, but we’re here with you and commander ron…it
was the reaching out of children to children to one another, that just made me
want to cry, I wish we could all be like little children, looking out for each
other and be encouragers…”   The rest of the night this young man was involved and connected, why?  Because he felt safe, and others had looked out for him and showed God’s love…

If you want your life changed, I challenge you, no I dare you to go to your Pastor or Fellowship
and say “I would like to teach children…”  You will never be the same, you build a bond and get attached…some of
these children are really hurting and their homes are dysfunctional as all get
out…but you put one person with integrity in their lives that will show them
love and it not only changes them it changes YOU!   Yes, there will be night and times you wanna
pull your hair out, but, it is worth it… You may be the only Gospel they see
lived out in from of them… Be a man or woman of God and have integrity and get
involved, do what Jesus would do, keep your word in all situations and once you
step out, don’t look back and be a quitter, YOU can Do ALL things Through Jesus
Christ….

My prayer is if this causes one person to step out by faith it is
worth writing…I didn’t think I was good with children at all… What I found out
is they are very forgiving if you are just there for them and play with them
and love them… Watch out they are very smart, I win very few checker games…lol
lol lol …. Have a great Day in Jesus!

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Thought for today; God’s Grace

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Thought for today; I am so thankful for God’s Grace that covers my life… Paul so hit on
the nail…Romans 3:23 everyone has sinned and is far away from God’s saving
presence. 24But by the free gift of God’s grace all are put right with him
through Christ Jesus, who sets them free. 25-26 God offered him, so that by his
blood he should become the means by which people’s sins are forgiven through
their faith in him. God did this in order to demonstrate that he is righteous.
In the past he was patient and overlooked people’s sins; but in the present
time he deals with their sins, in order to demonstrate his righteousness. In
this way God shows that he himself is righteous and that he puts right everyone
who believes in Jesus.

Not one of us can stand and say I am perfect, I never drank, never smoked, never went to a
dance, never took drugs and we could go through our lists of never’s…but,
when we would get to the end of our list of never’s, there would be a
opps…”done that…but, it is not major thing, it is so minor it wouldn’t
qualify as sin…”  When we try to justify something, usually it is sin for us, if for no one else…. The
definition of “sin” is that which separates us from God.

We sometimes forget the sin of gluttony, the sin of anger, the sin of separation, and there
is a long list of attitudes that we need to remember, will be just as damming
to our soul’s if we do not give them to Jesus and have Him cover them by His
blood….

We can come to the point that we are so wrapped up in everything else but the Lord… and
that then becomes our sin of separation from God…We can even be in Church and
yet be so cold it is not funny… We are to love the Lord our God with all our
soul and might… our entire being should taken(smitten) by His love for us,
and not what can He give us, but, rather that burning desire Father God how and
what can I give to you. Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless I have this against you,
that you have left your first love.  God’s Grace is for you and for me…”24But by the free gift of God’s
grace…” It is a gift that has already been paid for…All God is waiting on is
for you to reach out and accept what he paid in full for…

If I can encourage you in anything it would be this, “Stop letting the devil tell you
what you are and who you are as a person…!!!” “Start believing and receiving
that Blood bought unmerited favor with God through Jesus and believe what He
has already written in heaven about you and your life….God HAS A PLAN FOR YOU
AND YOUR LIFE…!!!”  Why do you think the devil is so busy trying to define you?
Because he knows when it finally seeds in your spirit that you are His (God’s)
child by Grace through the Blood of His Son…You are a threat to his little
kingdom… Satan wants to keep you seeing yourself as you are… God wants you to
see yourself in the light of His word; you are more than an overcomer through
Christ Jesus who saved you!  Praise Him
for He is worthy to be praised… Grace….

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Proclaimers For Christ Motivational Meeting

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I got the idea to have a little dinner party that I ended up calling Proclaimers For Christ Motivational Meeting about a month ago.  I wanted to keep it small, which is what I expected it would be considering this would be a first time event thing that I would actually host. I am not very eloquent, in fact normally when I talk publicly I fall into this pit of talking in slang or excessively making punny jokes. So to break myself in I was hoping for it to start small. Which it did, there was 7 people that actually attended the meeting and that actually includes me and my husband. I made some Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp Alfredo(I heard was kind of weird lol), Cheese Biscuits, Mozzarella Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes, and Garlic Mashed Potatoes.  I really felt compelled by God to serve people, as he calls us to do in verses like these:

Acts 20:35

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Matthew 20:28

Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

1 Corinthians 9:19

For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.

And the verses are endless! I hope that as I continue to do these meetings you will be praying for me that they do the works of God and that God will be with me all the way!

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