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Posted 1/26/15 at 11:55 AM | Larry Dozier
The Spirit of God has been speaking to me for several years about a coming move of God. He has continued to say the days of the big name of the evangelist, the author, the pastor, denomination, country, position, etc. is over. It’s time for the big name of Jesus to be glorified above all names! This year is the time for the birthing of the ‘No Name, but Jesus’ Movement in the Body of Christ.
It’s like when God spoke to the Israelis after Moses died.
Joshua 1:1-3 states...
God said to Joshua, the leader of the Israelis, Now it came about after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ servant, saying, Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise, cross this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel. Every place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you, just as I spoke to Moses.…
What’s the application? God is saying the same thing to us! Can you hear Him? Out with the old wine skin and in with new. The old well-known movements of God’s Spirit are dead, along with their great names. It's time to stop mourning over your past disappointments and losses and go take your Promise Land. Forget those things that are behind and press on to the high calling of God in Christ! Everywhere you put your feet God will give it to you as an inheritance, if you will take the time in prayer to find out specifically what God has called you to do and where you’re supposed to do it.
Matthew 6:33 gives us instructions in what and where our promise land is and how to take it and transform it. FULL POST
Posted 1/3/15 at 2:32 PM | Larry Dozier
Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand and watch in vain.
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
When we learn how to lead others by following the Spirit of God; and when we learn how to mentor others by following Christ’s example; and when we learn to honor the real Captain of the Ship, Jesus Christ, then the Body of Christ will begin to wake up, grow up, stand up, show up, speak up and rise up in unity, harmony, peace and love under the influence of the New Wine of God’s Spirit through the Word, Will & Ways of God found in the Bible.
As a former college instructor, I can remember how I would always write a Course Syllabus and hand it out to my students. I wa rewuired to gave the course title, instructor’s name, school information and the course credits, educational expectations, number of tests and the “required” reading textbooks along with the “recommended” reading materials. FULL POST
Posted 12/19/14 at 1:33 PM | Larry Dozier
And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. (Mark 4:19) (KJV)
It's very interesting that our greatest earthly enemies are three things that are in the world, and not three people (See Ephesians 6). Oh, we like to blame people for our problems, don't we?
Could God be giving us a big hint that we need to learn how to take dominion over things, not people? Keep reading and I'll share some more.
Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me." But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her" (Luke 10:38-42). FULL POST
Posted 12/14/14 at 3:37 PM | Larry Dozier
First, I will provide a general definition of what Biblical Prayer is. And then I will define, differentiate and deliver the two basic kinds of prayer as taught in the Bible.
What Is Prayer?
Prayer is not an insignificant, religious activity that some religious people made-up. It’s an essential activity that mankind needs to learn in order for the will of God to be done on earth. In this article we will discover how God won’t cause any of his will to happen without mankind praying. In the Kingdom of God, nothing happens until somebody prays!
God has chosen the mystery of prayer as the primary way to bring the will of God to earth. Prayer is a work. The church says to God, “We want your will.” After the church knows the will of God, they open their mouths and ask God for it. This is called prayer. If a church doesn’t have this prayer ministry of agreement with God's will, that church is not much use on the earth. FULL POST
Posted 12/6/14 at 1:07 PM | Larry Dozier
How "Yeshua" Became "Jesus"
The first letter in the name Yeshua ("Jesus") is the yod. Yod represents the "Y" sound in Hebrew. Many names in the Bible that begin with yod are mispronounced by English speakers because the yod in these names was transliterated in English Bibles with the letter "J" rather than "Y". This came about because in early English the letter "J" was pronounced the way we pronounce "Y" today. All proper names in the Old Testament were transliterated into English according to their Hebrew pronunciation, but when English pronunciation shifted to what we know today, these transliterations were not altered. Thus, such Hebrew place names as ye-ru-sha-LA-yim, ye-ri-HO, and yar-DEN have become known to us as Jerusalem, Jericho, and Jordan; and Hebrew personal names such as yo-NA, yi-SHAI, and ye-SHU-a have become known to us as Jonah, Jesse, and Jesus.
The yod is the smallest letter of the alphabet, which is why Yeshua used it in His famous saying in Matt 5:18: "Until heaven and earth pass away not one yod ("iota" in the Greek text) or one kots will pass from the Torah." For emphasis, Yeshua incorporated in this saying a well-known Hebrew expression: lo' yod ve-LO' ko-TSO shel yod, "not a yod and not a 'thorn' of a yod," i.e., not the most insignificant and unimportant thing. When Yeshua declared that heaven and earth might sooner disappear than the smallest letter of the Hebrew alphabet, or the smallest stroke of a letter, He was simply saying that the Torah ("Law" or "Teaching") of Moses would never cease to be. FULL POST
Posted 11/20/14 at 1:17 PM | Larry Dozier
One day I realized that procrastination is just another way of demonstrating that I’m too busy. Too busy doing what? I was too busy being led by the deceitfulness of riches, the cares of the world and the lust for other things. It was like I had three rings in my nose and all three of them were leading me to failure and destruction. I thought that I was just too busy to have regular bible study, daily prayer and fellowship with others. I thought I needed to get a good education, work hard and achieve the American dream! However, I began to realize that my schedule had control over me, rather than me having control over my schedule. I working full time and going to college full time. I had no time left to do anything else, although in my desire to please others, I frequently overcommitted myself. And when that happens, no one is happy. FULL POST
Posted 11/17/14 at 3:40 PM | Larry Dozier
There is no discussion in the Bible of the proper limits of taxation. Taxation should therefore be discussed in terms of achieving other biblical goals and enforcing other biblical principles.
The supreme biblical goal of taxation is to finance a civil government that is incapable of doing more than the Bible says it should. If it is capable of doing more, it will. This is basic to fallen man: to be as God (Gen. 3:5). The state should be limited in a way analogous to the limits placed on the king in Deuteronomy 17. So, the biblical goal of modern politics is to shrink the state -- all branches -- to levels consistent with the biblical concept of civil government: negative sanctions only. The welfare state must be de-funded.
Taxation therefore should be discussed, above all, in terms of limiting the expansion of the state, especially the central government.
R. J. Rushdoony argued that Exodus 30 -- a man's payment of half a shekel upon reaching age 20 -- was a head tax. He was incorrect. The payment went to the priests, not to a civil magistrate ("captain"). The tip-off was that it was calculated as a shekel of the sanctuary, which was a separate, ecclesiastical coin. This was blood money. It was paid on a man's entry into God's holy army, which was both priestly and civil. I discuss this in Chapter 32 of Tools of Dominion: The Case Laws of Exodus (1990). FULL POST
Posted 10/25/14 at 3:19 PM | Larry Dozier
Written by Eric Buehrer, President of Gatways to Better Education (www.gtbe.org)
The Thanksgiving holiday provides a natural place in the curriculum to teach about gratefulness. There is no need, however, to wait until the week before the holiday to teach about the subject of gratitude. Instead, the holiday can become the culminating experience after numerous lessons on gratitude during the entire month of November.
Thanksgiving Day is inherently religious, and this, of course, makes it a ticklish subject for public schools. Some educators have responded by remaking the holiday into a lesson about Native American peoples.
However, while schools cannot endorse a particular religious belief, educators need not shy away from teaching about Thanksgiving Day. The President every year encourages all citizens (including children) to thank God for their blessings. Educators can inform students of the President's proclamation and discuss how they and their families might respond. (To find the proclamations from previous years, visit www.whitehouse.gov and do a search on the word "thanksgiving".)
The Supreme Court in Lynch v. Donnelly remarked, "Our history is replete with official references to the value and invocation of Divine guidance in deliberations and pronouncements of the Founding Fathers and contemporary leaders. President Washington and his successors proclaimed Thanksgiving, with all its religious overtones, a day of national celebration, and Congress made it a national holiday more than a century ago. That has not lost its theme of expressing thanks for Divine aid any more than Christmas has lost its religious significance." FULL POST
Posted 10/18/14 at 12:15 PM | Larry Dozier
In the National Tribune, 1880, an article appeared giving an account of the "Vision of Washington" at Valley Forge. The account was told by a gentleman named Anthony Sherman, who may have been at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-78 or who was given the story by George Washington. The story has been published several times.
Some people will say that it is substantiated by the fact that a copy of the account is in the Library of Congress; but this argument of authenticity could be misleading. The Library of Congress has copies of anything published. That does not indicate accuracy or inaccuracy of the content, but it does lend credibility to the story.
The soldier mentioned as having a first-hand account of the "Vision," Anthony Sherman, was a soldier in the Continental Army. According to his pension application, written by him, he states that he was at Saratoga under the command of Benedict Arnold at the end of 1777 and only joined the main forces in 1778 in New Jersey just before the Battle of Monmouth; however, that alone does not prove or disprove anything, because it’s basically irrelevant, since there is no credible and irrefutable evidence to the contrary. And it's of record that George Washington was a man of faith who prayed to God for "divine providence" with amazing results, but that's story for another article. FULL POST