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Tuesdays Torch week 334

Tuesday’s Torch

05/26/15

By: Tim Sader

Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus. (Mark 9:8)

Last week we talked about the dew and learned that this daily miracle is only possible by God. Will we saturate our lives with Him or will He stop the dew until we recognize Him. The dew of heaven is on us when Gods miraculous power is at work in our lives then suddenly things can change. Today many of us expect God to always suddenly fulfill our every whim. This is not always the case but at times God suddenly does a work and things change in a blink of an eye. Jesus did many instantaneous miracles in His ministry on earth but He also walked by some that wouldn’t be healed until He departed. Just as suddenly as Christ did those miracles we can bring ruin to ourselves. Those who plot evil with deceit in their hearts always stir-up conflict. Disasters will overtake them in an instant; they will suddenly be destroyed (Proverbs 6:14-15). Our own evil can bring about some nasty outcomes. After being rebuked many times for doing wrong and remaining stubborn will also bring destruction (Proverbs 29:1). God often gives us many chances to change our ways and sometimes if people around us are picking up on negative things that we are doing and feel like we shouldn’t it might be time to work on it. If they are right destruction could be close behind our ignored warnings. Everything God does He for told long ago, He makes known by His mouth before He acts on it. However when suddenly He acts, what He says will surely come to pass (Isaiah 48:3). Destruction from wickedness never comes without us knowing there are possible consequences to those actions. If we break the law and the police show up suddenly our lifestyle will be upset.

In the same way that destruction comes upon the wicked; suddenly Jesus changes things. Early in Jesus ministry He and His followers crossed the sea in boats when a storm came and almost sank them. Jesus was asleep and not worried because just as fast as it started when He rebuked it the storm instantly became calm (Matthew 8:24). They were ok in their storm because the whole time Jesus was with them. After He rose from the grave Jesus greeted the women who came to tend His body. They fell to the ground and worshiped at His feet (Matthew 28:9). Their lives were suddenly changed because they knew their savior was who He claimed to be. Suddenly the three disciples looked when He was transfigured and they saw no one except Jesus. If we want to suddenly experience God that is the place we need to get to; we need to see no one except for Jesus. We need to wake Him up inside of us and get on our faces and worship at His holy feet. When Jesus ascended the people were looking into the sky when suddenly two men appeared, asked why they were looking and said Jesus would return in the same way that He left (Acts 1:10-11). When Peter was in prison because of the gospel an angel appeared in his cell and woke him up; He got up and suddenly his chains fell off (Acts 12:7). Suddenly angels can come to aid us and free us from our chains so no situation is completely hopeless. Like the sound of a violent blowing wind suddenly the whole house was filled wherever they were (Acts 2:2). The Holy Spirit came and filled everyone in the house. When Phillip baptized a man suddenly the Lord took him away and was not seen again by the eunuch but he went away rejoicing (Acts 8:39). Yes the Lord made him disappear and took somewhere else. God can suddenly do anything that He wants to do if we will trust and believe that only He can make it happen.

Tuesdays Torch has an official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com Daily Sparks and Scripture Pictures are further spreading the message of Christ. We have accepted the opportunity for Tuesday’s Torch to be in Redeemed the Magazine for prisoners. The founder and author of Tuesdays Torch Tim Sader, has spoken in church and has several will be looking for future speaking engagements soon. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. Recently we partnered with leisurelane.wordpress.com please check it out and send them some love. Any ministries or blogs that would like to partner with Tuesdays Torch please let us know. We pray the Lord will touch every reader. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk a little more about what He did and what He is still doing. The best thing God ever done was send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will meet the Lord. If anyone wants to make Jesus their Savior send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will pray together. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website, by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

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Posted by on 05/26/2015 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 333

Tuesday’s Torch

05/19/15

By: Tim Sader

Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: (Genesis 27:28)

Last week we talked about heaven on earth and how to experience it. All it takes is realizing this truth and learning to act like heaven even in trials. The Dew that forms overnight is proof that heaven on earth is possible. Does the rain have a father? Who made the drops of dew (Job 38:28)? God gives the dew of heaven, moisture produces vegetation so we can eat what grows. Dew is not a natural thing that just happens; if we don’t over think it, it is a miracle we can experience every day. After the hot sun cooks the earth, even after weeks without rain we can go to bed on any given night and there will be dew on almost everything in the morning. Whether it is a type of weather system created by God or just a little miracle that He gives us each day, the dew is from God. Gideon asked for a heavenly sign using the dew to help him know that God would save Israel like He said He would do. The first test Gideon told God he would place a wool fleece on the ground and in the morning if the fleece was wet but the ground wasn’t it would be a confirmation to him. The Lord proved Himself when Gideon rose early the next day. Not trying to anger the Lord Gideon asked for a second confirmation. This time he asked that the fleece remain dry but that the dew only be on the ground in the morning. Again he rose early and the Lord proved Himself once more (Judges 6:36-40). These tests are proof that God controls the dew and at His command it comes down on the earth and He can let it fall or not upon where ever He pleases. God gives the dew of heaven because He loves us and has provided a way for us to fulfill all of our needs using miracles that most of us can’t even acknowledge.

The dew of heaven is one of those miracles God has given to us so we can see him in creation. Gods doctrine falls like drops of rain; when He speaks it distills as the dew, as the small rain falls on tender herbs and showers on the grass (Deuteronomy 32:2). The Bible is His doctrine it can saturate our lives if we let it rain down on us. The words he speaks will be our covering every day when we rise. By the knowledge of God the oceans are divided and the clouds drop the dew (Proverbs 3:20). One time I saw a picture of where two oceans meet and you could actually see where they divided because the waters were different colors. Only God can keep two water bodies from becoming one and only He can make a cloud produce the dew. King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream and He knew that Daniel could interpret it and he did this for the king. Immediately after the interpretation of the dream it came true. The king was driven from men, ate grass like oxen, his body was covered by the dew of heaven, his hair grew like eagle feathers and his nails like bird claws (Daniel 4:33). Later Daniel retells this story to king Belshazzar, Nebuchadnezzar’s son after He sees the writing on the wall from the hand of God. He tells him the story he already knows about when his father was removed from his throne for seven years and became like a wild animal (Daniel 5:21). This happened to humble the king so he would know that God is sovereign and He controls the kingdoms of the earth. In this story the king was drenched by the dew of heaven, he was driven from men and saturated by the words of God until all pride was stripped from him. Just as God makes the dew, he can stop it as well and keep the earth from producing fruit (Haggai 1:10). Will we let the dew of heaven soak us so we grow a good crop or will God have to stop the dew until we starve and recognize we need Him.

Tuesdays Torch has an official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com Daily Sparks and Scripture Pictures are further spreading the message of Christ. We have accepted the opportunity for Tuesday’s Torch to be in Redeemed the Magazine for prisoners. The founder and author of Tuesdays Torch Tim Sader, has spoken in church and has several will be looking for future speaking engagements soon. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. Recently we partnered with leisurelane.wordpress.com please check it out and send them some love. Any ministries or blogs that would like to partner with Tuesdays Torch please let us know. We pray the Lord will touch every reader. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk a little more about what He did and what He is still doing. The best thing God ever done was send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will meet the Lord. If anyone wants to make Jesus their Savior send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will pray together. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website, by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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Posted by on 05/19/2015 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 332

Tuesday’s Torch

05/12/15

By: Tim Sader

The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth; you founded the world and all that is in it. (Psalm 89:11)

Last week we learned what it means to be called the church according to Christ. The church isn’t the building we go to it is us using our gifts to minister one to another so we can all grow to be the body we will be. If we belong to the church we can experience heaven on earth because the heaven and earth belong to God; He founded everything that exists. Often times in our lives we don’t heaven on earth though. Some days feel like the total opposite when we’re sick, kids won’t listen, we lost a job, we’re stuck in traffic and we get a flat tire. Those days feel like hell but even bad days can be heaven. We can choose how we respond in situations that aren’t so desirable and often the difference is our attitude and reaction to things. If we don’t react the way heaven would then how can we see heaven in certain situations? Quite simply if we are negative we will spawn more negativity but if we are positive we will see things on the brighter side of life. We will learn to respond the way heaven would respond. The heavens listen when the Lord speaks so on earth we need to tune our ears to hear what God is speaking (Deuteronomy 32:1). If we do this things will start seeming more like heaven on earth. All power, glory, majesty and splendor belong to God; the whole kingdom belongs to the King of kings (Chronicles 29:11). Everything belongs to God when we fully realize this we will see everything in a new light. The Lord does whatever He pleases to in heaven, on earth and in the deepest depths of the sea (Psalm 135:6). God has shown us heaven on earth in creation so heaven can be experienced here on earth. It is Gods pleasure to have mercy on us, He wants all to be saved but He also wants us to desire to serve Him so he gave us a choice. There is no where we can hide from God He fills the heavens and the earth (Jeremiah 23:24). If God fills the earth then the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

When Jesus taught us to pray; He prayed God’s kingdom come and His will be done on earth like it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). Jesus knew heaven on earth was possible when we pray to God. Later He says that whatever we bind on earth is bound also in heaven and what is loosed here is loosed in heaven. If two or more of us agree on anything in prayer God the father will do it; when we gather in His name He is there (Matthew 18:18-20). If He is there with us heaven has come to earth. Christ said that all authority in heaven and on earth had been given to Him (Matthew 28:18). If Christ is inside our heart then the same authority He had we can have it to. We can bring heavens reality and experience it here on the earth through Him. The Lord has exalted Christ to the highest position and gave Him the name above everything created. At the name of Jesus every knee will bow in heaven, on the earth and under the earth (Philippians 2:9-10). When we speak the name Jesus we are calling heaven to earth and it must acknowledge our request. In Christ all things were created: things on earth and in heaven, visible and invisible, thrones, powers, rulers or authorities; all things are created for Him and through Him (Colossians 1:16). Christ was there in the beginning because He was creating everything we know in this life; it’s all His so earth is full of heaven. If we are breathing we are experiencing heaven on earth; air is an invisible thing but only by heavenly design. We need to open our eyes and realize that heaven is always at work among us. It is Gods pleasure to give us heaven on earth if we will open our heart to this reality and react the way heaven would when trials come.

Tuesdays Torch has an official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com Daily Sparks and Scripture Pictures are further spreading the message of Christ. We have accepted the opportunity for Tuesday’s Torch to be in Redeemed the Magazine for prisoners. The founder and author of Tuesdays Torch Tim Sader, has spoken in church and has several will be looking for future speaking engagements soon. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. Recently we partnered with leisurelane.wordpress.com please check it out and send them some love. Any ministries or blogs that would like to partner with Tuesdays Torch please let us know. We pray the Lord will touch every reader. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk a little more about what He did and what He is still doing. The best thing God ever done was send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will meet the Lord. If anyone wants to make Jesus their Savior send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will pray together. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website, by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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Posted by on 05/12/2015 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 331

Tuesday’s Torch

05/05/15

By: Tim Sader

To the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, (Hebrews 12:23)

Last week we learned that God says to follow “my word” and He will lead us down the right path. His words don’t pass away and when we follow them we will receive our eternal life. Those of us who follow Him belong to the church that He set up for us to be part of. At the place where I have church, Morningstar Ministries we spent some time learning how to grow closer as a body of believers. Our pastor Rick Joyner has been talking to us a lot about the main Greek word used to say the church in scripture is Koinonia it is the common union of believers joined together as one in Jesus Christ. Ekklesia is another word for church but this is talking more about the structure and government in the church. All the other words are also not about a place of meeting but a group of people gathered together and how they should do it. I remember a saying with hand signals I used to say as a child that my grandfather taught me. You interlock both hands with your pinky, ring and middle fingers pointing downward between your palms and pointer fingers touching each other and pointing upward. The saying is, “Here is the church and here is the steeple.” Then you keep your fingers interlocked and turn the hands upside down and continue saying, “open the door and see all the people.” The fingers not only are the church building but they are also the people inside the building. To me this is saying the building is not built out of bricks and mortar but it is made of the people who occupy that building. If Jesus is our Lord and Savior then we belong to the church that He set up for us to be part of.

Never was the church meant to be a building we go to on Sunday to sing songs and listen to someone speak. The church is the people sometimes set up in a structure where everyone plays a role for the common good of the whole. When Barnabas found Saul he brought him to Antioch and they stayed for a year to meet with the church and to teach many people. This is when believers were first called Christians (Acts 11:25-26). The church was many people it never once was explained as a building. When Peter was in prison the church earnestly kept him in prayer (Acts 12:5) Church facilities cannot pray for Peter, people pray for other people. Overseers of the church must keep watch over their flocks that the Holy Spirit called them to. They must be shepherds of the church, which Jesus bought with His blood (Acts 20:28). God has given to each person in the church gifts of the spirit to minister. Some gifts are considered first to keep order in the church but every gift is needed and equally important (1 Corinthians 12:28). The church building is not given these gifts the people get the gifts to use everywhere they may go. We are to show others in the church proof of our pride we have in Christ by how we love others so they see the church we belong to is in us (2 Corinthians 8:24). Buildings cannot see people and decide if we belong with them or not. Paul wrote instructions so that if he was delayed in coming Timothy would know how people should conduct themselves in Gods household, the church, the pillar of righteousness and truth (1 Timothy 3:14-15). Places where we go to worship cannot be told to do anything but we as people can so again for the church to receive instruction the people must be the ones to receive it. If we believe in Him and make Jesus our Lord we are in the church of the first born; our names are written in heaven. We will come to the Judge of all in the perfect spirit of righteousness if we are part of the church he set up for us.

Tuesdays Torch has an official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com Daily Sparks and Scripture Pictures are further spreading the message of Christ. We have accepted the opportunity for Tuesday’s Torch to be in Redeemed the Magazine for prisoners. The founder and author of Tuesdays Torch Tim Sader, has spoken in church and has several will be looking for future speaking engagements soon. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. Recently we partnered with leisurelane.wordpress.com please check it out and send them some love. Any ministries or blogs that would like to partner with Tuesdays Torch please let us know. We pray the Lord will touch every reader. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk a little more about what He did and what He is still doing. The best thing God ever done was send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will meet the Lord. If anyone wants to make Jesus their Savior send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will pray together. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website, by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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