<![CDATA[The Remarkable Blog - Blog]]>Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:43:12 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Top 10 things I know about God's Son Jesus~He didn't know everything.]]>Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://rpmdaily.net/blog/top-10-things-i-know-about-gods-son-jesushe-didnt-know-everything
Jesus had to follow his Father's instructions. One of the ways he knew what his Father wanted from him, is that he prayed to Him daily. He ask God his Father questions and waited in His presence for the answers. Jesus went to church (the Synagogue and he read the Scriptures. He followed His Father and then he asks us to do the same. We are to do what he did.

We all know that Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God. And since God is all-powerful and all-knowing, many Christians believe that Jesus was also omniscient like Him, which means He knows everything, including the future. But what most people don’t realize is that although He was divine, Jesus didn’t possess unlimited knowledge.

There were certain events in the Bible proving that Jesus’ human knowledge is limited. In the age of 12, Jesus was found in the temple listening to what was being taught by the teachers and asking them questions (Luke 2:46). He also had to learn obedience(Hebrews 5:8), grow in wisdom and stature (Luke 2:52), and rely on the Father in all things. Just like us, Jesus also had to learn everything that other people have to learn.

There’s also one interesting story in the Bible showing the limited knowledge of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Mark reveals that when Jesus was hungry and saw a fig tree, He went to it to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; but when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, since it was not the season for figs (Mark 11:12-13). With these verses alone, we could confirm that Jesus’ knowledge is really limited. Because if he is truly filled in wisdom, why would He mistakenly expected the tree to have fruits? Jesus didn't know who touched the hem of his garment but he knew virtue went out of him...somebody touched him

​Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father making intercession for you and I. That means he is praying for us. He still doesn't know everything such as when he is returning. Jesus is waiting on the Father to tell him what and when.

We are supposed to be like Jesus. We are all man/woman but divinity can now live on the inside of us. We can talk with God everyday. The Holy Spirit that Jesus sent went he returned to God can now live inside of each born-again believer. We are at a great advantage because of what Jesus did for us. 

We don't have to know everything either. We just have to know God!

(Some of the information comes from Dave Anderson article on Listland. I could not find a website to paste here. If you can please reply in comment and I will pass it on to everyone. Thanks!)
<![CDATA[Top 10 Things I know about God~He can be TRUSTED!]]>Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:26:13 GMThttp://rpmdaily.net/blog/top-10-things-i-know-about-godPsalms 34:8 "O taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!"
As a little girl if I wanted to go to church anytime except Sunday I had to find my own way or walk. Walking wasn't bad because I always walked with my dog (Fannie). She was a collie and never minded where I wanted to take her. Finding my own way was a bit rougher but we had a party line and neighbors that went, that lived a mile away in both directions either of which couldn't tell a little girl they couldn't have a ride to church so, I spent a lot of time at church. 

At church I got to play, eat and be treated special. The church still exist today, in fact it was still a Methodist church until a few weeks ago and it became a Muslim Church located on Cheat Road right before you get to the new Methodist Church they built up on the hill. 

We'd sing songs out of the red back hymnals and never say a word out loud. When they passed the plate around lots of people put in shiny change--I was one of them. I always thought God would like the shiniest ones. Sometimes I would put it all in if I was told to.

Years have gone by quickly. I still remember the songs. I'd still walk to church with my dog (if I had a dog and if the church was close).  Somethings change. But there are things that remain the same. I knew if I went to church everything would be alright. I knew I was safe in church. I knew they'd sing songs I knew and that made me feel good. People would smile at me. They usually gave us something to drink in that old stinky basement...and usually I got to make something. Church was predictable.

Now today some fifty plus years later I am still in church. We still sing songs, we still put money in the offering, little ones still get to make something, and at our church it is still a safe place.

It was in those formative years I learned to trust God. He always made a way for this little country girl to go to church. I never missed a VBS or failed to get my own little workbook that the teacher wrote my name on and passed out each Sunday. Even though the grown-ups never clapped after we sang for them on Sunday mornings, they would give me a sneaky smile or wink at me when we went off the platform.

Yep, God could be trusted. He had those people pick me up. He had someone take this little girl to church and even give her some shiny coins. He had that teacher  always have a book with my name on it. He took care of me even when I didn't know Him like I know Him today. He is a good God and no matter how old you are, you can trust Him.
<![CDATA[So who owns the world? Does Satan or God?]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://rpmdaily.net/blog/so-who-owns-the-world-does-satan-or-godPsalm 24 (KJV) The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
Adam lost the title to this world. Jesus took it back. We need to reinforce the "Great Exchange". Satan rules the systems of this world. The culture, the finances, politics, education, government, entertainment...belong to Satan because they are ruled by the God of this world who controls the fallen man. 

We who are saved need to tell the world that God is greater and Jesus took back the authority that Adam lost.  We can live free. Greater is He that is on us than he that is in the world. Seed time and harvest are going to continue because God said so. That could not happen if Satan still owned the world...but he doesn't. We have been given all authority.

Today use your authority. Use the name of Jesus for it truly is the name above all names.
<![CDATA[The Holy Spirit your personal Commentary.]]>Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://rpmdaily.net/blog/the-holy-spirit-your-personal-commentary1 John 2:27 "As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him."

John 14:26 "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you."

When the crowd asked what they should do, Peter urged them to turn their lives around and be baptized in the name of Jesus. Then they would be forgiven and would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:37-39). Acts reports that about 3,000 people were added to the church that day (Acts 2:41). Not a bad response to Peter’s first sermon! I am on a search for the Holy Spirit in His fullness. I want to know every facet of Him. I want to know Him so well that His thoughts are my thoughts. 
I encourage you to spend time in the presence of the Holy Spirit. Practice His presence. Ask the Holy Spirit question your commentary about what you read. He desires to be your best friend. He wants the best for you.
<![CDATA[The Holy Spirit "Sight & Sound"]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://rpmdaily.net/blog/the-holy-spirit-sight-soundI have been sharing with you for a while now in this Blog about the Holy Spirit. I did a teaching on it Sunday June 4, 2017 if you want to hear it in our archives www.restorationchurchintl.org. I have taken highlights and put them in this daily Blog. However, yesterday at church the wind began to blow. A lady in our church got a Word from the Lord that He was starting to blow in our church at the same time, this was (after the service was over). The Praise Team went off into the Spirit and began playing and singing the song of the Lord. The wind came and the word came, and we had ourselves a church service, after the church service at ended. It was amazing. I was refreshed after a three day Revival and felt full of energy, and danced for the entire time. There is a Sight and a Sound of the Holy Spirit's presence and we are experiencing both.
There was most definitely a manifestation of the Holy Spirit and it was one that was both in sound and sight. 

The roaring sound of the wind came first and prepared them for the filling of the Holy Spirit. 

The sound was an awakening and the fire was an arrival. 

God was often shown in fire * Moses saw God in the burning bush! * God led Israel with a pillar of fire * God was present at Mt. Sinai in fire * When Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal, God answered in fire * The lighting of the first altar of burnt offering * The coming of the Holy Spirit- Notice what happened when the Holy Spirit came down, each person was touched individually. The Spirit came upon both male and female, leaders and laymen and they all received the same Spirit. Each and every one was touched.

When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. What exactly is going on here?

There was a unique problem here.

But, the Holy Spirit comes to solve problems not create them

The Spirit brings clarity not confusion. 

The Spirit brings unity not division. 

There were Jews from every nation under heaven and the message of Christ needed to be communicated to every person present. This means that there were many different languages spoken by these people. When the disciples began to speak in tongues, what was the signifying factor? The people heard the sound of the Spirit coming into the Upper Room. They heard the Spirit the way they needed to hear it.

The people were drawn to the place where the sound came from and then they heard the disciples speaking in their own language. The key to understanding the gift was there, in the presence of the Holy Spirit.

The gift was about hearing not speaking. 

The gift of tongues is not about what a person is saying as much as it is about a person being able to be heard and hearing the Holy Spirit.

It is important to notice that the sound of the Holy Spirit drew the people and the ability from the Holy Spirit enabled the message to be heard individually by each person. The Holy Spirit brings what is needed.

The church across the world is in a desperate need for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We need to see the power of God poured into our midst. We need to see God doing what only He can do. We need to see God bring His solutions to our problems. We need to see God bring His strength and ability into the church.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to begin to move in your life personally and in your church corporately. He desires to do what He was sent here to do all He needs is our cooperation!

<![CDATA[Be continually filled with the Holy Spirit]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:57:36 GMThttp://rpmdaily.net/blog/be-continually-filled-with-the-holy-spiritThere is always more to the Spirit filled life than we know. However, the more we know Him the greater operations of the Holy Spirit can be manifested through us. The secret is to get to know more of Him and allow Him to empty us of what is not like Jesus and be filled with what is like Jesus. The Holy Spirit will always lead us to Jesus and Jesus will always lead us to the Father and the three are one.
When we are first filled with the Holy Spirit we may be timid or shy. We may be afraid of speaking what we hear. However as we become more aware of His presence in our lives and learn to trust His promptings we will be able to step out of fear and into faith. Before the infilling of the Holy Spirit Peter denied Jesus after the infilling of the Holy Spirit he became bold and preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ fearlessly. 
Today ask the Holy Spirit to move into your body. Ask Him to so fill you up that every thing that is not of Him would be pushed out. That fear of man would go, that doubt and unbelief would go. Whatever is keeping you from fulfilling your destiny in Christ Jesus must go. The Holy Spirit is a gift from God sent to us because of what Jesus did on the cross. If you are a child of God and have made Christ your Savior then the Holy Spirit will come into you and lead you, guide you, teach you, coach you and never leave you. 

I encourage you to read Acts 2. Until tomorrow....

<![CDATA[The Holy Spirit the unseen power in the life of a believer.]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:02:21 GMThttp://rpmdaily.net/blog/june-15th-2017John 3:6-6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 
7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 
8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. "
There is a story about a sunken ship that illustrates the quietness of the Spirit, but at the same time His Power in our lives. "Several years ago engineers building a new bridge over the East River in New York, discovered that the wrecked hull of a ship, sunk many years before, lay right where the center piers were to be built. 

Powerful machinery was brought in to remove the ship, but it would not budge. Then one of the engineers had an unusual idea why not have the tide raise the ship!! 

Some strong cables were attached to the hull when the tide was low. The other ends were fastened to the barge above. As the tide came in, the barge gradually lifted the sunken ship. It was then towed out into the ocean and sunk at a spot that would not cause future problems."

God’s Holy Spirit is like the tide, He comes quietly, He comes in slowly, but He comes to us with enough power so that we might do the job God has called and led each of us to do

There is a power, a force and for many an untapped force in each of our lives, that is the Holy Spirit. 

Many times it is not dramatic, it does not cause us to do dramatic things, but it is there to give us the power to live the kind of lives, to be the kind of people that God intended us to be. 

The nature of this Spirit empowers us to live our lives pointing to Christ. This kind of life God intends for us to live a life that points not to us, not to our accomplishments, but to the Lord of Life, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit works with our spirit so that we might experience the righteousness of Christ in our lives. 

It is this Spirit that convicts us of our sins, shows us that we really aren’t as good as we think we are and then in that realization, we fall on our knees at the foot of the cross begging for Christ’s mercy, and it is that same Spirit who comes with that mercy, with the righteousness of God and washes away our sins.

If you are having trouble living for Christ a life that points others to Christ ask God for more of the Holy Spirit. Ask God to help you live attached to Him that you would not be an obstacle to what God is doing.
<![CDATA[Holy Spirit-the power we need.]]>Wed, 14 Jun 2017 01:04:08 GMThttp://rpmdaily.net/blog/holy-spirit-the-power-we-need"Sometimes I feel powerless." Have you ever said that? There are situations in which we find ourselves that we are utterly helpless. I have felt helpless at the scene of an accident, helpless when I am around a sick child or adult, helpless when someone has lost someone or something that is valuable to them. I could name hundreds of situations and you would agree with me that they appear beyond our power--and you are right; they are beyond our power. However, the worst situation we can think of is never beyond the power of God. Lazarus was dead but it was not beyond the power of Jesus. The Red Sea was uncrossable but that was not a problem for God. And the great thing is, it is never beyond the power of the Holy Spirit either, and He can live inside every born again believer if they will but desire, and ask, to be filled with His presence. 
The power of God’s Spirit came to earth on Pentecost.

Power can be used in at least two ways: it can be unleashed, or it can be harnessed. 
The energy in ten gallons of gasoline, for instance, can be released explosively by dropping a lighted match into the can. Or it can be channeled through the engine of a Toyota in a controlled burn and used to transport a person 300 miles. 

Explosions are spectacular, but controlled burns have lasting effect, staying power. 
The Holy Spirit works both ways. 

At Pentecost, he exploded on the scene; His presence was like "tongues of fire" (Acts 2:3).

Thousands were affected by one burst of God’s power.

But He also works through the church, the institution God began to tap in the Holy Spirit’s power for the long haul.

Through worship, fellowship, and service, Christians are provided with staying power, long haul power.

You do not have to be powerless regardless of the situation you may find yourself. The Holy Spirit is there to help. Today call upon Him. Call upon His wisdom and power. Jesus sent Him to be all that you are in need of for yourself and for others.

<![CDATA[There is a time for everything]]>Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:57:48 GMThttp://rpmdaily.net/blog/there-is-a-time-for-everythingToday is a time to seek the Lord! 

​There is a right time for everything:

A time to be born;
A time to die;
A time to plant;
A time to harvest;
A time to kill;
A time to heal;
A time to destroy;
A time to rebuild;
A time to cry;
A time to laugh;
A time to grieve;
A time to dance;
A time for scattering stones;
A time for gathering stones;
A time to hug;
A time not to hug;
A time to find;
A time to lose;
A time for keeping;
A time for throwing away;
A time to tear;
A time to repair;
A time to be quiet;
A time to speak up;
A time for loving;
A time for hating;
A time for war;
A time for peace.
        Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 
<![CDATA[The Holy Spirit God's presence in the world and His desire to be in you.]]>Mon, 12 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://rpmdaily.net/blog/the-holy-spirit-gods-presence-in-the-world-and-his-desire-to-be-in-you1 Corinthians 3:16 "Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?"
1 Corinthians 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? "
The Spirit of God is not something we should fear, nor something we should ignore, but the Holy Spirit is God’s presence in this world. The Holy Spirit was sent by Jesus to live on the inside of us.

It is the same presence that was moving over the face of the earth when God created this world in which we live. The Spirit that hovered over the earth now abides within us that have asked Jesus into our hearts and have received Him, the Holy Spirit to dwell within us.

It is that same presence that took the form of a baby born in a manager in Bethlehem, it is the same spirit of God that walked the earth for 33 years, teaching, healing, proclaiming the love of God for all people. 

And now, today, it is that same spirit that is with us, it is God’s spirit alive and well on this earth, working through His people, the Church, to bring His love into the brokenness of this world. 

The source of the Holy Spirit is God. We believe in the Trinity, God the father who creates, God the Son who redeems and God the Holy Spirit, who gathers, calls, enlightens, and sanctifies or makes His people holy. 

Today do not fear the Holy Spirit. He is a gentleman and the third person of the Trinity and He desires to lead, guide, teach, mentor, coach, come along side and show you the Father. Accept Him into your heart today and see what life is like in the Holy Spirit. You will never be the same.