JESUS' TEACHINGS AND PRAYERS FOR US
Brothers, all that Jesus taught us either by his spoken word, or his disciples words, which were inspired by God, were meant to grow us in spirit, and love.
There are so many lessons which are taught. But, the foundation of all of these lessons is FAITH. Without faith we do not know God.
As you read the scriptures below, and the message that God has given me for your spiritual growth. Just know that our faith is key to all things of God. Without our faith growing us into a mature Christian we are unable to accomplish all, and to receive all that Jesus prayed that we would do for this world.
22 Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
These three key statements. made by Jesus, are to be received, and acted upon by our faith in Him. Please see that FORGIVENESS, BELIEF, and having no DOUBT IN OUR HEART are our choices. We must make a choice to act upon our faith. Remember that from Adam we were created to choose. God created individuals not robots, and as an individual we always have a choice.
Jesus can not lie. So you and I are to take everything that he says as truth. Because it is truth. The verses above in Mark Chapter 11 are freely given to us. We do not have to do anything to obtain this promise. Our FAITH is all that is required of us. Praise God!
Go back and reread these words, and then take His promise, and walk in faith knowing that Jesus can not lie. If this is not working for you then you are being deceived either by satin or by satin working in your life through some well meaning friend or church member.
Never receive the lie that, "It is just God's will", or "If it is God's will then he will heal me"! NO, NO, NO!!!
Think back on the many times that people were healed in the bible. Did Jesus ever say to them, "I do not will to heal you."
No He did not, he said, "Your faith has made you well."
Brothers, please recall what Jesus said to all that he healed, and delivered from their infirmities. In one form or another he told them to 'Rise up and Walk.' This applies to you and I also.
We are by faith, to turn from the mountain that we have just cast into the sea, and 'Rise up and Walk.'
It is our faith in Jesus, by God's grace that we are saved. It is our faith in Jesus, by God's grace that we are healed of all things.
Brothers, please stop saying, "If it is God's will I will be healed."
This statement is one of the biggest killers of God's promises that the devil has ever told you through well meaning misguided men, who have turned from the truth of God's holy word.
Many man made religious denominations of this day have sold this lie to their congregations.
Just as they have complicated the simple act of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. They also complicate many of God's gifts such as healing, and other promises in much the same way. 'IF IT BE GOD'S WILL'!!!
God does not need to will you to be well! Jesus did that for you when he bore the stripes for your healing.
Why would you separate his suffering for your iniquities. His being beaten with many stripes for your healing, and His dying on the cross for your sins. All of these were one all in-compassing act in the same day and for the same purpose.
IT WAS GOD'S GIFT TO MANKIND. HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON JESUS. IT IS OUR FAITH IN JESUS THAT SAVES US, HEALS US, AND DELIVERS US FROM ALL EVIL. DO NOT SEPARATE OR DEVIDE WHAT JESUS DID FOR YOU AND I.
Brothers, please do not pick and choose what you believe in the Bible. ALL of the Bible is to be believed. Not this or that part that your man made religious denomination approves for you to believe or not to believe.
The most pressing problem that Christians face in this present day is their separation from other Christians.
Jesus prayed in the seventeenth chapter of the book of John that we would be as one as He and the Father are one, that by being one with our brothers in Christ the world might believe upon Jesus as the only way to eternal life.
Look around you, is it even possible for the lost world to see us Christians as one. Can they say, "I want what they have just look at how they love and fellowship with each other."
No. On the contrary with few exceptions they see hatred of each other. They hear them talk about each others beliefs, and how wrong that they are. It goes on and on.
We Christians only seem to get more, and more divided in this day. Is it little doubt that the lost and dying world has little desire to be like us.
Jesus said that by us being as one the world might believe. Brothers, we have so far to go. But, it must start with you and I.
Please click on the message titled, THIS MINISTRY here on the HVM web site. You will find that God gave me this assignment, and I work on delivering this message to you in Christ Jesus each day. I begin this ministry 7 years ago this month.
He has brought more than half-a-million visitors to this ministry from every country around the world. I say He because I have never advertised HVM. NEVER!
When I look back on all of the countries, and cities where my visitors live I am in even greater awe of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The people of this world are hungry for the gospel truth of God's holy word.
Some in America are receiving what God has given me to say unto them. But, the vast majority of visitors to this website are from places that you would never expect. Even places in Red China, and the Middle East were worshiping our God can, and often does bring death to those who worship our heavenly Father & Jesus Christ our Lord.
Would Americans worship God under penalty of death if caught doing so? Some maybe, but less that 10 percent I suspect.
Brothers, God is working through his Holy Spirit to bring not only conviction to the whole world, but He is giving those precious souls a great hunger for the word of God. Many of these people must worship underground in the homes of other believers. They are not allowed to worship our God openly.
I was asked by one of these pastors to deliver a message via SKYPE, (On Skype I could see the congregation and they could see me,) to their underground church in Pakistan. I agreed and did so.
It was probably the single most enlightening thing that I have ever done for my Lord and Savior. I feel so very blessed to have been allowed to be a part of their service. The praise and worship part of this service went on for an hour. The mothers, and children made up most of the congregation. They stood the entire time with hands lifted toward Heaven praising God.
They sang beautiful songs to music with myself only understanding the name of JESUS. His name was spoken in almost every verse of every song. Tears ran down my face as I set, and watched this beautiful out-pouring of their love for our God. I was so very humbled by this event knowing that at anytime the police could burst through the door of this home, there in this Pakistan city of some eight million people, and carry them all off to jail.
There were probably fifty or more people present. Ten men stood against the wall of the entrance to this house guarding the door. The resolve of these dear souls worshiping our Lord Jesus, was unlike anything that I will probably ever witness here on this earth.
There was not even one ounce of fear present in these people. What joy, what love, what re-solve and determination to serve their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Please contemplate on the above verses of scripture.
If Christians under the threat of death can cast their mountains into the sea as spoken of above by Jesus himself, then what keeps you from doing the same to your mountain.
Actually you and I probably have no mountain compared to Christians around the world.
Do not pick up the man made religious traditions of most churches in America which only serve to separate you, and I from our brothers in Christ.
Please be one with each other as Jesus prayed for us in the 17th chapter of John. He said in prayer for you and I, 'Father I pray that these which you have given me would be as one, just as you and I are one, that by being one the world might believe.'
God bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus.
John Hipp HVM 1218