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Scripture reading: Matthew 6:11

Did you know that when a preacher preaches something wrong, the congregation should be able to tell him that he is wrong? The people are going to feel it that he is wrong. And when he is wrong, he must quickly correct his wrongness.

When my wife, Mavis, sits in the congregation and I give a word, every time that I make a slip (because sometimes you slip in your human thinking and say the wrong thing), she feels it. You see, once you are in the Spirit following the spiritual flow and somebody makes a break, you feel it right inside of you.

This is why I couldn’t go to the churches on Sunday morning. I made that mistake so often. It is so painful to go into a church and see them playing around, because it is all psychology, all humanness. A message comes forth and it is properly homiletically psychological message put together on Saturday night. Do you see what I mean? It blesses those who don’t have the discernment of the Spirit. The person with the discernment of the Spirit is turned off and hurt because what you were listening to was human and not God. They were talking the words of God, of course, but let me tell you something, that is not feeding the flock. Do you know why?

You can take the Word of God and say that you are going to feed the flock with the Word of God. You put the Word of God in such a way that it is saying something else than what Jesus Christ wanted to say to that congregation at that specific time. Maybe that word could have been preached at another time while God wanted to say something else to that same congregation. Therefore, it is only the mind of Christ that we can feed from. Do you understand me? The right food can only come from the mind of Christ.

It is like you have a taste for a certain food; you feel like you could eat fish today and you get fish and you feel satisfied. But tomorrow you don’t want fish; you want some steak or something like that. The next day you feel for chicken. It is so that God ordained your body and your body calls for the thing it needs. When you feel thirsty, what do you think is happening? Your body is crying out, your blood wants some liquids, some water. Do you see what I am saying? This sort of thing functions in the body of Christ. It is only the Holy Ghost that can really tell the body what message it needs right now, or tomorrow, or so and so. This is why I do not believe in fixing the message from the previous night. As far as I am concerned, I want the fresh bread flowing from heaven today.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2011, pg. 13-15)

Thought for today: The right food for the people of God can only come from the mind of Christ.

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Scripture reading: Matthew 20:20-28

Revelation 2:6 says, “But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.”

Consider this: God, the Almighty God, the Father of us all is saying that there is a thing called Nicolaitanism, which He hates. This has nothing to do with anyone named Nicolas. The word “nicolaitans” comes from “nico” meaning “rule, ruler, conqueror” and “laos” meaning “people.” Put the two words together and you get the “rulers over the people” or “conquerors of the people” (Strongs #3531-Destroyer of the people). God is against those that rule and have dominion over His people.

He has said in Matthew 20:20-28 that “it shall not be so among you.” Notice the word “minister” in this passage. The Latin word “minister” is inserted for “servant.” “Let him be your servant,” is the true rendering of this verse. When Jesus said “your servant,” He meant servant, He did not mean boss. Verse 27, “And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” (This word “servant” should be translated “slave.”) If Jesus Christ is saying, “it shall NOT be so among” us, then we shall NOT reign and rule over each other. We should understand that THIS IS THE WORD OF GOD.

Our Bible was translated many, many years ago. In order to understand the true meaning, we need to look at what the ORIGINAL thought was. God uses words to express thoughts to us. If the words have changed their meaning, then we need to go back to see what thought God had in His mind that we might have the mind of Christ. The thought God had in His mind was that we should be servants and not ministers as we know the word today. Minister of government is a big shot who goes to Washington, D.C. The minister of a church is the leader, the head of the church. When God said minister, He meant servant. Because the word minister has undergone a change, we think it means an important person, but it really means a servant. God hates a ruling pastor to be over a church. He hates a ruling bishop or a ruling elder to be over a church. God has another order, which I am going to share with you shortly.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pg. 33-34)

Thought for today: If you are finding yourself in a position of ruling over people or being ruled over, deliver yourself from that place and become a true servant (slave) to all.

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By Mavis duCille

Scripture reading: 2 Timothy 2:12

Let me share an experience with you. Someone had hurt us very badly by slander. Of course, I went to God weeping my heart out. The Lord said to me, so clearly, “Oh, you are so sorry for yourself, that you are not able to see the condition of that poor man. He must be in an awful state to cause him to do such a terrible thing to you.” What I saw then was a poor human being taken captive by demons, and manifesting the evil nature of the demons. Surely the man we knew and loved as a Holy Spirit baptized Christian was definitely a different person from the satanic manifestation which came against us. When “I,” “ME” and “MY” were out of the way, my eyes were opened and I began to see from the Mind of Christ. Then and only then I could pray for him.

There I saw myself again; self-pity blinded my eyes so that I could not see the man’s great need. Whenever a person is spiritually bankrupt, God will always use another to pray and activate God’s forces of deliverance. On the other hand, the enemy will do anything to prevent this intercession. Satan very often causes the person in need of prayers to strike at the person who should pray for him/her. If this praying Christian can see beyond self-pity and his own pain through God’s eyes of compassion, then his/her suffering will be nothing compared to the deliverance of the soul in bondage.

“If we suffer, we shall also reign with him,” 2 Timothy 2:12. No one can pray for his enemies unless he/she can see “the enemy” from the perspective of God. That day, as soon as my self-pity was rebuked by the Lord, my eyes were opened, and I could see the awful plight of another human being who needed deliverance.

Dear ones, we must always be watching for the big “I,” “ME” and “MY” which rise up like mountains, always present to block our vision and cloud our minds from seeing and understanding the needs of those around us.

May the Lord help us to prefer one another as brethren, and have compassion on all those who are taken captive by the enemy. We are all in battle against one common foe over whom Jesus Christ has had the victory once and for all, and has lifted us up together with Him so that we too might overcome.

Oh, what a glorious day when the prince of this world will find nothing in us, because we continue to cast him out through the grace of God and the power of the Holy Ghost. Hallelujah.

“Fight the good fight with all thy might
Christ is thy strength and Christ thy light.
Lay hold on life and it shall be
Thy joy and crown eternally.
Run the straight race through God’s good grace,
Lift up thy eyes and seek His face.
Life with its ways before us lie,
Christ is thy truth and Christ thy guide.
Faint not nor fear; His arms are near.
He changes not for thou art dear.
Only believe and thou shalt prove
That Christ is all in all to thee.”

(Excerpt from Nuggets for the Needy, 1997, pages 5-6)

Thought for today: No one can pray for his enemies unless he/she can see “the enemy” from the perspective of God.

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Scripture reading: Genesis 1:31

I have been thinking and meditating on Mary Magdalene. She was very close to Jesus in her whole heart and soul. Her heart leaned toward Him so much that when she saw Him crucified, she couldn’t think of herself. A lot of the disciples ran away. Peter cursed and lost it. Mary Magdalene was with the other Marys, maybe about five Marys; they stood right there. They didn’t care if there were any there that wanted to kill them. Did you ever think of it? They stood, right there, beneath the cross. They never thought about whether they would lose their lives or not.

After He was crucified, they were the ones that remembered He had said that He would resurrect on the third day. So, they took ointment and spices to the tomb. I personally believe that they used that as a pretext to go to the grave and see what they could see. The Bible says that when they got to the gate, there was an earthquake accompanied by an angel of a very bright countenance (Matthew 28:2). That was the time of the resurrection – you know the whole story. Mary Magdalene wouldn’t leave there. She wanted to see Him. She saw a man and she went to talk to him. She talked with who she thought was the gardener, but it turned out to be Jesus Himself. The message He gave her was the first resurrection message that was given to the Church (John 20:17). It was given to a woman whose heart and soul was totally sold out to God. She took the message to the disciples, but they didn’t believe her.

She said, “He is risen, as He said” (Matthew 28:6). He is risen as He said, and we, when we think of Jesus Christ, we think of our risen Savior. He appeared to them many times, but there was only one time He appeared with wounds in His hands and in His side and He only appeared that way to convince the doubters (John 20:25-29). Amen?

Now, it is 2,000 years since that has happened and Jesus has been coming closer and closer and closer in the revelation of Himself to the church. His plan is not to reveal Himself to you so that you could go and preach. His plan is to reveal Himself in you, so that when you see Peter, you see Jesus, so that Jesus would have many faces, millions of faces. We will all look the way that we look, but it will be Jesus Who will be seen. That is, your mind will be the mind of Christ. Once your mind becomes the mind of Christ, you begin to think like Christ, you begin to act like Christ, you begin to walk like Christ and you begin to behave like Christ!

Now, for last 2,000 years, we have been working on the church, and if God wasn’t God, He would be disappointed. You know, I look at God sometimes and wonder why He isn’t disappointed. Do you know why? Because He is seeing something that I am not seeing and He is hearing something that I am not hearing.

God made this man, a magnificent creature, and He let him loose to walk. And as the man walked along, God said, “It is good” (Genesis 1:31). Now, God said, “It is good,” and God saw you. God saw what Adam would do, and God said, “It is good.” What is good? Deterioration from a magnificent, mighty creature down to little people like we are now? We deteriorated not only in the body but we have deteriorated in mind. We have deteriorated in every way from Adam, except in Christ. And Christ’s intention is to come forth in Adam.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2007, pg. 4)

Thought for today: Once your mind becomes the mind of Christ, you begin to think like Christ, you begin to act like Christ, you begin to walk like Christ and you begin to behave like Christ!

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Scripture reading: Matthew 6:11

Did you know that when a preacher preaches something wrong, the congregation should be able to tell him that he is wrong? The people are going to feel it that he is wrong. And when he is wrong, he must quickly correct his wrongness.

When my wife, Mavis, sits in the congregation and I give a word, every time that I make a slip (because sometimes you slip in your human thinking and say the wrong thing), she feels it. You see, once you are in the Spirit following the spiritual flow and somebody makes a break, you feel it right inside of you.

This is why I couldn’t go to the churches on Sunday morning. I made that mistake so often. It is so painful to go into a church and see them playing around, because it is all psychology, all humanness. A message comes forth and it is properly homiletically psychological message put together on Saturday night. Do you see what I mean? It blesses those who don’t have the discernment of the Spirit. The person with the discernment of the Spirit is turned off and hurt because what you were listening to was human and not God. They were talking the words of God, of course, but let me tell you something, that is not feeding the flock. Do you know why?

You can take the Word of God and say that you are going to feed the flock with the Word of God. You put the Word of God in such a way that it is saying something else than what Jesus Christ wanted to say to that congregation at that specific time. Maybe that word could have been preached at another time while God wanted to say something else to that same congregation. Therefore, it is only the mind of Christ that we can feed from. Do you understand me? The right food can only come from the mind of Christ.

It is like you have a taste for a certain food; you feel like you could eat fish today and you get fish and you feel satisfied. But tomorrow you don’t want fish; you want some steak or something like that. The next day you feel for chicken. It is so that God ordained your body and your body calls for the thing it needs. When you feel thirsty, what do you think is happening? Your body is crying out, your blood wants some liquids, some water. Do you see what I am saying? This sort of thing functions in the body of Christ. It is only the Holy Ghost that can really tell the body what message it needs right now, or tomorrow, or so and so. This is why I do not believe in fixing the message from the previous night. As far as I am concerned, I want the fresh bread flowing from heaven today.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2011, pg. 13-15)

Thought for today: The right food for the people of God can only come from the mind of Christ.

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Scripture reading: Matthew 20:20-28

Revelation 2:6 says, “But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.”

Consider this: God, the Almighty God, the Father of us all is saying that there is a thing called Nicolaitanism, which He hates. This has nothing to do with anyone named Nicolas. The word “nicolaitans” comes from “nico” meaning “rule, ruler, conqueror” and “laos” meaning “people.” Put the two words together and you get the “rulers over the people” or “conquerors of the people” (Strongs #3531-Destroyer of the people). God is against those that rule and have dominion over His people.

He has said in Matthew 20:20-28 that “it shall not be so among you.” Notice the word “minister” in this passage. The Latin word “minister” is inserted for “servant.” “Let him be your servant,” is the true rendering of this verse. When Jesus said “your servant,” He meant servant, He did not mean boss. Verse 27, “And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” (This word “servant” should be translated “slave.”) If Jesus Christ is saying, “it shall NOT be so among” us, then we shall NOT reign and rule over each other. We should understand that THIS IS THE WORD OF GOD.

Our Bible was translated many, many years ago. In order to understand the true meaning, we need to look at what the ORIGINAL thought was. God uses words to express thoughts to us. If the words have changed their meaning, then we need to go back to see what thought God had in His mind that we might have the mind of Christ. The thought God had in His mind was that we should be servants and not ministers as we know the word today. Minister of government is a big shot who goes to Washington, D.C. The minister of a church is the leader, the head of the church. When God said minister, He meant servant. Because the word minister has undergone a change, we think it means an important person, but it really means a servant. God hates a ruling pastor to be over a church. He hates a ruling bishop or a ruling elder to be over a church. God has another order, which I am going to share with you shortly.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pg. 33-34)

Thought for today: If you are finding yourself in a position of ruling over people or being ruled over, deliver yourself from that place and become a true servant (slave) to all.

Read Full Post »

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By Mavis duCille

Scripture reading: 2 Timothy 2:12

Let me share an experience with you. Someone had hurt us very badly by slander. Of course, I went to God weeping my heart out. The Lord said to me, so clearly, “Oh, you are so sorry for yourself, that you are not able to see the condition of that poor man. He must be in an awful state to cause him to do such a terrible thing to you.” What I saw then was a poor human being taken captive by demons, and manifesting the evil nature of the demons. Surely the man we knew and loved as a Holy Spirit baptized Christian was definitely a different person from the satanic manifestation which came against us. When “I,” “ME” and “MY” were out of the way, my eyes were opened and I began to see from the Mind of Christ. Then and only then I could pray for him.

There I saw myself again; self-pity blinded my eyes so that I could not see the man’s great need. Whenever a person is spiritually bankrupt, God will always use another to pray and activate God’s forces of deliverance. On the other hand, the enemy will do anything to prevent this intercession. Satan very often causes the person in need of prayers to strike at the person who should pray for him/her. If this praying Christian can see beyond self-pity and his own pain through God’s eyes of compassion, then his/her suffering will be nothing compared to the deliverance of the soul in bondage.

“If we suffer, we shall also reign with him,” 2 Timothy 2:12. No one can pray for his enemies unless he/she can see “the enemy” from the perspective of God. That day, as soon as my self-pity was rebuked by the Lord, my eyes were opened, and I could see the awful plight of another human being who needed deliverance.

Dear ones, we must always be watching for the big “I,” “ME” and “MY” which rise up like mountains, always present to block our vision and cloud our minds from seeing and understanding the needs of those around us.

May the Lord help us to prefer one another as brethren, and have compassion on all those who are taken captive by the enemy. We are all in battle against one common foe over whom Jesus Christ has had the victory once and for all, and has lifted us up together with Him so that we too might overcome.

Oh, what a glorious day when the prince of this world will find nothing in us, because we continue to cast him out through the grace of God and the power of the Holy Ghost. Hallelujah.

“Fight the good fight with all thy might
Christ is thy strength and Christ thy light.
Lay hold on life and it shall be
Thy joy and crown eternally.
Run the straight race through God’s good grace,
Lift up thy eyes and seek His face.
Life with its ways before us lie,
Christ is thy truth and Christ thy guide.
Faint not nor fear; His arms are near.
He changes not for thou art dear.
Only believe and thou shalt prove
That Christ is all in all to thee.”

(Excerpt from Nuggets for the Needy, 1997, pages 5-6)

Thought for today: No one can pray for his enemies unless he/she can see “the enemy” from the perspective of God.

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