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Posted 4/17/15 at 6:14 PM | Larry Dozier
Be Harmless as Doves?
In Scripture, the dove symbolizes three primary characteristics: peace (as a messenger of peace after the Flood; see Genesis 8:8-12), pure beauty (see Song of Solomon 1:15), and the anointing of the Holy Spirit (see Matthew 3:16, Mark 1:10, Luke 3:22, and John 1:32).
The meaning of the word harmless, which Jesus uses in this command, is significant. It is the Greek word akeraios. The letter a means "without," and kerao means "to mix." Therefore, to be harmless means to be "without any mixture of deceit." Paul uses this word in his exhortation to the early Church: “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless (akeraios), the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world" (Philippians 2:14-15).
Paul uses the same word in Romans 16:19 in reference to personal purity and innocence regarding the knowledge of evil. “... I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple (akeraios) concerning evil.” FULL POST
Posted 3/30/15 at 3:02 PM | Larry Dozier
“Set your heart (FOCUS) on the right path” (Proverbs 23:19).
Have you ever had problems concentrating or focusing on something like your homework? Or perhaps your mind wondered when your teacher at school talked for a long time? I sure have. I remember when I used to day dream during in one of my classes because I thought my history class was boring and also because it was my first class after lunch. Throughout my entire K-12 educational experience, I frequently got in trouble for talking to the girls. I just had some serious challenges, while at school. However, when it came to sports, I could concentrate and excel in each without much effort. So why did I have so much trouble staying focused in my math and history classes, but not in my sport activities?
Some people say the same thing about Prayer and Bible study. They have trouble concentrating and staying focused when they read the Bible or pray. I found a key to staying focused on the Bible and prayer. In Psalms 1 & Joshua 1, that key promises guaranteed success in anything you do, if you will just learn how to effectively practice it. This key helped move me from a C student in college to being on the Dean’s Honor Roll List. This key affected King David of Israel so much that the Bible later referred to him as “A man after God’s own, heart”. Want to learn about this key? I call this key “The Focus Factor”. FULL POST
Posted 3/21/15 at 1:14 PM | Larry Dozier
I believe the Body of Christ has allowed the demonically influenced world system to define “the church”, to define Christianity, to define what is good and bad, to define success and define the source of our provision, to define education, to define our government, etc., etc. etc. It’s time for the Body of Christ to wake up, get up, pray up, study up, prep up and stand up to define right and wrong - good and bad according to what God says in the Bible.
But how do we do that? Do we use the Old Testament, The Tanakh, The Torah, or The New Testament? And what about the thousands of denominations and religions that claim to be Christians with completely different viewpoints. Which rules of conduct do we follow? Do we follow the ancient Hebrews that sacrificed animals and didn’t eat pork or do we follow the Catholic traditions or possibly the Protestants, the Baptists or Methodists? Who defines right and wrong – good and bad for Christians?
American laws, since her founding, have largely reflected the 10 Commandments and the Torah, which many call “the ancient Hebrew Law”. But the Hebrews and modern Jews literally translate the word “Torah” from Hebrew to English as “The Teachings of God”. The Hebrew word, torah (תורה), is derived from a root that was used in the realm of archery, yareh (ירה). Yareh means to shoot an arrow in order to hit a mark. The mark or target, of course, was the object at which the archer was aiming. Therefore, torah, one of the nouns derived from this root, is, therefore, the arrow aimed at the mark. The target is the truth about God and how one relates to Him. The Torah is, therefore, in the strict sense instruction designed to teach us the truth about God. Torah means direction, teaching, instruction, or doctrine. (Source: http://www.torahresourcesinternational.info/definition.php) FULL POST
Posted 2/20/15 at 12:56 PM | Larry Dozier
It’s time for the “Body Life” revelation and activation of the local and universal church to begin! I believe that the Body of Christ (alluding to the Kingdom of God) has been in critical condition for a long time now. In the past, local churches have birthed great men and women of God (like Moses) to lead the people of God. But, now is the time for the Body Life Revelation and Activation, because “Moses is dead.” As those great men of God of the past have faithfully done their part, so it’s time for us to do ours.
God is releasing and calling those unknown people (without big names) both in and out of the institutional church to see and honor Jesus as the Head of the Church and all of the rest of us as parts of the whole Body of Christ fitly joined together to release God’s Love & Life to the rest of the body and the world. No part is more important or “bigger” than the rest. And if someone rises to uncommon success, Jesus Only Jesus will get the credit and the honor. And when we prophesy, like Joseph, we will say that it’s our God that prospers us and blesses us and that our God shares His secrets with those that will get close enough to Him to hear His small still voice. And they’ll be those that are appropriately called, trained and gifted who will educate, motivate and activate the saints to work the same miracles and know the same God and clearly hear His voice.
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’ Saints 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 today! 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 was required to give 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