Wednesday, October 22, 2014

To See Miracle Look In Mirror!


When God created you, He created a Miracle! I would love for you to live every day on earth as a miracle living a miracle life!



Albert Einstein said, "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."


God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him... Genesis 1:27 AMP

God created us and created us unique! There is no one just like you. You are uniquely qualified to be you better than anyone else. Your uniqueness is evidenced by your one of a kind fingerprint, voice prints, and eye prints!

John Daugman a computer scientist at Cambridge developed what's called, Iris ID... This program scans your Iris and stores the unique image. With over 30 million to date, none have been found identical! Wow, God only had your eyes for you!

Many of us, most of us have had our fingerprints taken... hopefully for a good reason at a good time. But regardless, this is our identifying mark that no one can duplicate. We have over 80 years of fingerprint records, and none have ever been identical!

But our uniqueness goes way beyond genetics, fingerprints, voice prints, or eye prints! Each of us was born with a unique soul, therefore a unique soul print - an original design and ultimate purpose from God!

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it. Psalm 139:14 LB

We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

In both of these scriptures we are described as God's workmanship. In other words we are God's expressed poem, His masterpiece, or God's work of art! And God never has made junk... He never makes mistakes! He does it right every time!

Not only has God made you and me a work of art, the way He made us was to live out His expressed purpose. 

Not only to live out God's purpose, but God even prepared the way to do it successfully. 

The word PREPARED in this verse in Ephesians comes from the custom of sending servants ahead of the King to secure safe passage! Jesus sent two disciples out to secure a place to celebrate Passover and showed up later. Important officials have advance teams to get every thing ready for an important event, from what way the official will enter the building, where to stand, exit strategies and the such. That's what this word notates, but here God turns it around!

GOD HIMSELF GOES OUT IN ADVANCE PREPARING THE WAY FOR US! God is always positioning us in the right place at the right time. 

Praise God! That's how He works in our life, if we let Him. He is preparing the road ahead of us, and all we have to do is just SHOW UP!

If you are a follower of Christ, you may look normal and you may act normal, but you're not! God has planned you, purposed you, and positioned you in the right place at the right time! You are a miracle of God's making! Believe it!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

You Can Have It!


I thought it would be encouraging to remind us of who holds the power of death over our life. It might amaze you to know who really has charge of your life.

In Heb 2:14-15 we are given a clue. “Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.” Satan had the power of death until Jesus defeated him at Calvary. Satan now has no right to your life. Only through our own deception can he be allowed back in, so don’t.

We also see this revelation in Colossians 1: 13-14. “For He (Jesus) rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
We have been redeemed, bought back from the grip of darkness by the precious life of our wonderful Savior Jesus. Praise Him. So the power of death was taken away from Satan and Jesus had it, but who has it now?

When you read Luke 10:19 we see that Jesus gave over all the power to us. "Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you”. The word “authority” used here means, ability and strength. Jesus gave us, the believer all power over the enemy of our soul. That’s awesome.
Jesus showed us how it worked – Luke 4:32 says, “… for His message and words were with authority.” This Greek word authority means; “privilege of superhuman control or influence.” Just like Jesus, you and I have the authority, the privilege of superhuman control or influence in every situation we encounter, through the power of our words. This is commanding power and we have been given the right to wield it through Jesus Christ. Sounds like it’s time to get busy using our delegated authority.

In Prov.18: 21 we are shown who have the power. It says, “Life and death are in the power of the tongue”. The word “power” here in the Hebrew is “ yad” and means direction. Think about it; you and I have the ability to direct our words toward life or death.

Matt.12: 37 confirms this Bible fact. "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." Our words bring life or death toward us. So… what are you saying? You and I have the power to change things by speaking the right words. 

So, let today be the first day to turning things around for good for the rest of your days! Get in the Book and start saying what He says about you and watch things change for the better.

Keep it real. Karl

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Deceptive Power of Deception


Haven't been on my blog for a season... but I'm back. I thought what could I say that will make a difference in a persons life? Then it came to me, go with your gift... So, the best way to use this blog is to share encouraging, transforming teachings based on the great Gospel of Christ's finished work. So here is my gift to you... enjoy! Dr Karl

Faith Notes:The Deceptive Power of Deception!

Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 NLV
Knowing the TRUTH sets us free! Only power that Satan has is DECEPTION!
Worst thing about deception is that you don't know you're being deceived. Once the truth is received, deception loses all its power. Therefore, Satan loses all his power when we know the truth.
Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Heb. 2:14 NLV
Satan has already been defeated. We simply enforce it. We don't need to defeat him again.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. Eph. 6:11 NKJ
Our battle is against his trickery, not the devil himself!
We give Satan power when we believe his lies! Warfare only takes place between two undefeated foes. Once an enemy has been conquered, the war is over. Satan is a defeated foe. Many Christians have missed the parade!

Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. Col 2:15 NKJ
Let's look at three words in this verse of scripture to better understand what the Apostle Paul was talking about.
The 1st word "disarmed" here means "to plunder; despoil". After Jesus defeated Satan, He stripped him of everything he had, specifically the keys of death and hell according to Revelation 1:18. In other words, Satan has no power to imprison anyone!
Our 2nd word is "spectacle" and it means; "to exhibit"; or "to show a specimen". I want you to picture the devil impaled like a bug on display. Remember biology class?
And our last word here is "triumphing" and it means, "to walk a victorious procession" This is referring to the ways of the Romans... After conquering an enemy, the Romans would hold a parade. The conquered king was striped naked, and drug through the crowd behind the conquering king for all to see. They would also cut off the thumbs and big toes, so this enemy would never be a threat again. He could not hold a sword and he would never be able to run again. There was no need to fear him any more. Any rumor about him ever challenging Rome again would be scoffed at because the citizens had seen him in the parade.
JESUS BEAT THE DEVIL, AND HAD A PARADE TO DISPLAY TO THE UNIVERSE THAT SATAN IS A TOTALLY CONQUERED FOE.
Unfortunately, many Christians have missed the parade, AND are circulating rumors that Satan is still a powerful foe! We do have to deal with Satan... BUT it's the lies! If we believe his lies, we give him our own authority, through fear; to work his destruction in our lives. When the fear is gone, so is their power!
Praise God, Declare right now; "No weapon of the deceiver can hurt me ever again! Jesus has defeated the enemy, and I walk in His great victory!"
Enjoy Jesus' finished work my friend!

Monday, February 24, 2014

WHO SINNED FIRST?


When the Bible states in 1 Timothy 2:14, "... and it was not Adam who was deceived by Satan. The woman was deceived, and sin was the result." it is not giving man a free pass. Far from it, because before Eve was deceived, Adam was disobedient. That's right. 

God gave Adam the responsibility to guard over the garden, and the earth, from all renegades. God told Adam to subdue and have dominion over all living creatures.

Look how Genesis 3:6 reads; "The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too."

Did you see that, Adam wasn't off in some other area of the garden during Eve's conversation? He was right there beside her. He heard the whole chat between his wife and the serpent. He could have easily commanded the serpent to stop and cast it out of the garden, but HE DIDN'T!

Adam could of obeyed God and used his authority to cast the enemy out, and saved Eve from her deception, but HE DIDN'T!

Adam's DISOBEDIENCE caused Eve's DECEPTION!
The New Testament addresses this disobedience: "For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous. Romans 5:19 NKJ

Adam's disobedience affects every one of us, but so can Jesus' obedience if you receive it. Praise God! In the same way we took on a sinner's nature through the first Adam's disobedience, now through Jesus' obedience, we can take on God's righteous nature by receiving Him as our Lord. Wow, great news, right?

But let me go back for a minute on this subject. When it comes to our marriages and families guys, our disobedience affects those close to us. May we hear God and understand His principles to the degree that we walk in obedience to them.

Christian man, you have been given all authority in Jesus name... stand up and declare, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!" Others are depending on it!

Blessings friends, Karl