Friday, August 28, 2015

“GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU”

FIRST ONLINE PRAISE & WORSHIP BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DISABLED

By Rev. Margaret Aranda, MD, Ph.D.
Bible Scriptures by Randy Smith
Closing Prayer & Video by Kirstie Aranda

“GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU”
John 7:37-52


WELCOME! We thank the Lord God Almighty that all of you are here to read the Word of God with us. As we study John 7:37-52, we ask each person has ears to hear, and actions to take so we are not just “listeners,” but “doers” of The Word.

Amen!  God is moving mightily! From America to India to Pakistan, Turkey to Australia, to all over the WORLD!

As we sing the OPENING SONGS, please gather together your BREAD AND WINE for HOLY Communion:


“Here I am to Worship”
By Hillsong

“Holy, Holy, Holy”
By Chuck Girard

“Above All”                                        
By Michael W. Smith                                   


WE ARE TAKING PRAYER REQUESTS DURING THIS SONG: TYPE YOURS IN ANY TIME, PLEASE

“The Warrior”
By Chuck Girard


PRAYER REQUEST: For our sister church in Kampala, African. For our orphans, contact Steven Mwesigwa. They need $300 for food to 30 orphans! FOOD EMERGENCY!

PRAYER REQUEST: Jahanzaiblove Jahanzaib: we pray for him and his two hungry children, that you lead and guide Him to the right sources he needs for food, shelter, and for all his needs to be met. FOOD EMERGENCY!

PRAYER REQUEST:  We ask for special blessings for those who are searching for a job, a raise, or a better financial position. Please bring them their answer to prayer. We praise YOU, Amen!

PRAYER REQUEST: That we continue to grow, multiply, love, spread the Word, clothe the poor, feed our orphans and widows, and serve you, Lord. We praise YOU, Amen!

PRAYER REQUEST:  Please enter here if you have any other prayer requests:

PRAISE REPORTS:  That we have over 200 new members this week! Lord, bring us all those who need healing, OR who can pray for healing!!! We are ready to perform and witness miracles! We need GIVERS and DOERS of the Word, Amen!

PRAISE REPORT: (no one answers, and one day we shall have many PRAISE REPORTS).

Let us pray that the Word of God is a Light for All of Us:

“Thy Word”
By Michael W. Smith & Amy Grant




THIS IS A READING, ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES
John 7:37-52

37  Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.

38  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”

39  But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

40  Some of the people therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, “This certainly is the Prophet.”

41  Others were saying, “This is the Christ.” Still others were saying, “Surely the Christ is not going to come from Galilee, is He?

42  Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?”

43  So a division occurred in the crowd because of Him.

44  Some of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him.

45  The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, “Why did you not bring Him?”

46  The officers answered, “Never has a man spoken the way this man speaks.”

47  The Pharisees then answered them, “You have not also been led astray, have you?

48  No one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he?

49  But this crowd which does not know the Law is accursed.”

50  Nicodemus (he who came to Him before, being one of them) said to them,

51  “Our Law does not judge a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?”

52  They answered him, “You are not also from Galilee, are you? Search, and see that no prophet arises out of Galilee.”

THIS IS THE WORD OF THE LORD.


Let us humble ourselves in the sight of the Lord, so that He teaches us.

“Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord”
By Maranatha


DISCUSSION:

Verses 37 – 44: What do you think is going on here? In previous Bible Studies, we learned that God has His own Timing. Several times, as with “the water turning into wine Miracle,” Jesus had said, “It is not my time.” Last week, he said that too, not wanting to travel with his brothers to the Feast.

Now, He used the back alleys, so to speak, and not only went into the city, but Preached in the Temple! And what is happening? The people are mumbling amongst themselves as to his birthplace, and whether or not He is the Christ that was fortold in the Old Testament. They are inciting a great argument, and I’m sure that it is getting louder and louder!

Verses 44 – 49: Little “Tattle-Tales,” the officers, then went to the Pharisees, religious leaders who thought that Christ could not possibly know more than they did about God. The Pharisees jumped on the officers, accusing them of being weak. And they went further. ““You have not also been led astray, have you?...” They turned the tables on the officers. How do you think that the officers felt now, as they stood before the Pharisees?
I think they felt shameful, like idiots. I think they wished they had never come to them in the first place, as they were WORSE than being of no help. They were casting doubt on the soldiers’ very own loyalty. How manipulative the Pharisees were.

Again the Pharisees, in Verse 49, put themselves up on a pedestal, “above” the people, saying, “...But this crowd which does not know the Law is accursed.”  So only the Pharisees, who “knew the Law” had the wherewithal or the authority to interpret Christ’s words? What do you think of this answer?

The Pharisees were pompous. “Mightier than thou.” Untouchable. Oh, “you are all just minions and you don’t have brains to think. We know the Law, and we know more than you do, so you will never understand how much we know.” They put the people down, using own God’s Word against them.

Verses 50 – 51: Nicodemus, who had spoken with the Pharisees before, approached them here as an intervention. He intervenes on behalf of their general rule: “Our Law does not judge a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?”

Verse 52: What is the reply of the Pharisees? “You are not also from Galilee, are you?

The evil one has stepped in and made them paranoid of everyone, searching for someone’s blood, determined to find a guilty person to kill. It is here, I believe that the death of Christ was fully determined. And I also believe that Christ knew it, he allowed it to happen, and He knew that it was God’s timing. He Himself incited the crowd. Amen.

So what do we learn from today’s Scriptures?

That even during the storms, even through the mire and the quicksand and the challenges of life, God has a Plan. You do not exist in an ecosystem by yourself. All that happens around you is for a reason, and it all is meant to lead you to God. Why? Because He wants you to be a child of His, through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Some of you are stricken with bad colds, the flu, or worse. Some have debilitating illnesses that we prayed for last week. Now we ask for the Healing Power of The Great Physician, Jesus, to reign freely in our bodies, minds, and souls.

HEALING SERVICE:

LET US PRAY: For Chris, Helen Waltz Whitman, Bob Long-Coleman, Tracy Norton, Bob Coleman-Long, Amy Coleman, MaryAnn Gray, Jenn Waters, Deb Townalini, and all others who suffer chronic pain or illness. Help us to know that our sufferings can be used to solidify and firmly stand our place in FAITH with you over time, Dear Lord. Let us wait upon your TIME, when the outpourings shall occur.

MY PERSONAL TESTIMONY:
SO PLEASE KNOW THAT I KNOW THAT GOD STILL WORKS MIRACLES!   https://youtu.be/-Blshb2RVMk


Lord, help us to take you at Your Word, even if we do not fully comprehend it. As Christ laid His hands on the people and healed them, He also said that we would do the same for us.

You Raise Me Up
By Boleyz

Let us do this, so that all things that you predicted shall come to pass. I am going to ask for EACH ONE of you to either put your hand on the screen or to lay hands upon yourself. Then, either to pray for someone else's healing, or for your own healing.

Let the people use their faith as they lay hands on the themselves or the screen, and receive or pray for healing:

“Father God, Your Word says, “By His stripes, we were healed.” Christ took on the severe, bloody scourging on his back, for our sins. He freed us from our sins and iniquities, OUR SICKNESSES, by taking on these lashings for us, forevermore.”

“Thank you, Jesus, as we now proclaim ourselves as accepting what Christ did for us. We touch the screen and pray for healing in our bodies, healing that only you can provide.” (We pray and ask only one time.)

(From then on, we thank God and Glorify Him) We thank you, Lord! We Praise Your Holy Name! We Glorify Your Name above all Names! Thank you for “by Your stripes, we were healed!” Thank you for healing my disease!”

Say, “Thank you for my continued healing, day by day, perfection upon perfection! In Jesus’ name, Amen!”

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The Pharisees had no idea Who Christ was. Who was He? Who is He now?

“ADONAI Ori”
Lyrics by King David (Psalm 27); Melody by Christene Jackman

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INVITATION AND RENEWAL PRAYER: If you have not yet accepted Jesus as your Lord and Personal Savior, you can do so in faith, now:

“Lord, I have not accepted You fully into my heart, or I did once long ago, and have strayed. I ask that you forgive my sins, enter my heart, and stay with me forevermore as my Personal Lord and Savior. I thank you that by grace alone, and your death on the cross, I can enter Heaven to be together forever with you.”

If you have said this prayer in earnest, please let us know, so we get a Mentor for you, so that we can disciple you from a ‘baby’ Christian to a ‘fully-grown’ Christian who is then able to lead. We then go out to all ends of the earth, spreading the Gospel or supporting those that do so. Amen!
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PREPARATION FOR HOLY COMMUNION: Until I studied it myself, I did not realize how seriously God judges us for taking Holy Communion.  If you do not take it correctly, this may be why you are weak, sick, or sleeping (die).

It is Holy. We are not to take it if we are sinning, or it is blasphemy against yourself, and the Lord. Just sit it out instead.

I encourage you not to take Holy Communion until after watching my short version (31 min) of my Bible Study on it: https://youtu.be/RIW44PDgM6w and the Sermon version at: https://youtu.be/cGExxw8gzdk
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SAY THE “OUR FATHER”, AS CHRIST TAUGHT US TO PRAY:
Let us take Holy Communion together, after saying the Our Father, as Jesus told us to pray together:

THE OUR FATHER.....
Our Father, Who art in Heaven...
Hallowed be Thy Name....
Thy kingdom come...
Thy Will be done...
On earth as it is in Heaven...
Give us this day our daily bread...
And forgive us our trespasses...
As we forgive those who trespass against us...
And lead us not into temptation...
But deliver us from evil...
For thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory...
Forever and ever... Amen...

Communion”
By Third Day


TOGETHER WE PARTAKE IN HOLY COMMUNION:
We proceed with Holy Communion, as Christ commanded, in Remembrance of His Death:

TAKING THE BODY: We break off the bread, eat it as His Body, and remember His Death for us. Amen. As we chew it and swallow it, it cleanses our bodies and renews our spirits.
(Hold it up in the air) Say aloud:

“This is the body of Christ, in remembrance of His death, as He was beaten and scourged, humiliated, and walked up the mountain to be nailed on the Cross with a crown of thorns.”

It will course through all your veins, as all food does, to fill your inner body with energy and strength. “Let it be so.” (EAT THE BREAD).

TAKING THE BLOOD: We sip the wine, drinking it as His blood, remembering His Death for us. Amen. As we swallow, it cleanses our bodies and renews our spirits.  (Hold it up in the air) Say aloud:

“This is the blood of Christ, in remembrance of His death, as it was shed for all men and women, so He stood in our place for forgiveness of all sins.”  (DRINK THE WINE.)

It will course through all your veins, as all food does, to fill your inner body with energy and strength. “Let it be so.”

Sit or kneel prayerfully after taking Holy Communion, remembering Christ’s death for us. Christ does not want us to forget it.

 All That I Have
Esther Mui

DONATIONS and NEEDS: 
“Will YOU ROB GOD? You rob Him in your tithes and offerings.” Steven Mwesigwa needs $350/mo to feed the orphans. May people “adopt” a child for $30/mo. May our tithes and offerings cheerfully be given to meet their needs, Lord, as You love a “Cheerful Giver.”
GO PUT YOUR FUNDS IN A SHOEBOX OR A JAR:  Save your pennies and give once/month, or once/3 months, if you can. This is your time to go sock it away. Do this happily!

As we tithe to God, Worship Him even in the STORMS of your life! Even on your SICKEST DAYS! Be a cheerful giver!

Sing like never before, people of God! Be slow to anger, too~ Where is your kindheartedness to the Orphans? Find it!

Please go gather money for the orphans. We are their hands ~ we are their parents ~ we are THEIR ANSWER TO PRAYER ~ ~ ~ ! And God is sending MORE orphans to us! AMEN! HOW BLESSED WE ARE!

Search for the Lord's ways! Run for God's heart! Who knows that your soul BURNS FOR THE LORD? What are you doing to show it?

Do you BURN for the Lord? Can you restore it?

Reach into your heart and bring GOD outside of yourself to SHOW IT TO OTHERS!


SONG OF DEDICATION TO THE LORD
“Soul on Fire”
By Third Day


CLOSING VIDEO by Kirstie:

CLOSING PRAYER BY KIRSTIE: Dear Lord, we bow our heads today to ask you to keep your angels looking over all of the many men, women and children in the world at their moment of need. We ask that your angels guide us through our illnesses and bring us hope when we fear there is no hope left for us to carry on. We ask your angels to help us find the strength, love and courage to carry on living our lives today till we come into the hands of the Lord himself. Help us find a miracle with the angel's you send to us. Lord we ask you to watch over our loved ones while they sleep so soundly so they can wake up and see another day. Thank you for your Angel's and Miracles, Lord. In Jesus’ Name We Pray, Amen!

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DISMISSAL: You are dismissed. Go in love and peace to spread The Word unto all nations, so that all can come to know the glory and power and love of God. Amen.


DISMISSAL SONG:

“Praise You in the Storm”
Casting Crowns

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 HOMEWORK: How many names does God have?
“I AM. 365 Names of God”
By John Paul Jackson
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To be “born again,” please note the PLAN OF SALVATION:

1.   All have sinned. (Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8)

2.   There is a penalty for sin (Romans 6:23; John 3:18)

3.   You cannot save yourself (Titus 3:5; James 2:10)

4.   Salvation has been provided (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:16; John 14:6)

5.   The conditions are simple:    A. Repent (Luke 13:3); B Confess (1 John 1:9; Romans 10:9); C. Believe (Acts 16:31)

6.   Now is your time for a Decision (Joshua 24:15; 2 Corinth 6:2)

Do you repent for your sins?

Do you confess your sins to the Lord?

Do you accept the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, into your heart?

If you answer “yes” to all these questions, you are now a Born Again Christian! We love you! Welcome to the body of Christ! Confess it with your mouth, or write it here! You must say it out loud! Praise the Lord!


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