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  • 12 “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. 13 You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. 14 Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!

    John 14:12-14

     

    Many of us probably read that scripture and treat it one of two ways. We treat it like a fire extinguisher, it sits behind glass that says

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    • Works
  • Proof of His Presence
    By Kay Schultz

    In the New Covenant, Jesus was known as “the Healer” by all the miraculous healings He did. Jesus charged us, His Church, to do the same. He even promised to be with us always to do it. (Matt 28:20)
    It follows, then, that His disciples should have proof of His presence when we are acting in obedience to our commission. Let’s look at Moses’ commissioning in Ex. 3 – remember that God is talking to Moses from the burning bush:
    v. 6 I am God. Declaration!
    v.10 I will send you. Promise!
    v.12 I
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    Proof of His Presence

     

    By Kay Schultz

     

     

     

         In the New Covenant, Jesus was known as “the Healer” by all the miraculous healings He did. Jesus charged us, His Church, to do the same. He even promised to be with us always to do it. (Matt 28:20)

     

         It follows, then, that His disciples should have proof of His presence when we are acting in obedience to our commission. Let’s look at Moses’ commissioning in Ex. 3 – remember that God is talking to Moses from the burning bush:

     

         v. 6    

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    Who doesn’t want to know a secret – especially one from the Lord? Now that has got to be good! Ps. 25:14 says: The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant.

    David tells us that only God’s closest friends will be shown the secret. I, for sure,want to be one of His confidants. And it sounds to me like the “secret” is the covenant.

    I started badgering God with questions about covenant. The following conversation took place:

    Me: “What is a covenant?”

    God: “It’s my special agreement with you. I

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    • Jesus
  • My calendar told me it was time to give blood. Checking the donation website for locations, I read that I would be giving the “gift of life.” And reading further, “that blood cannot be manufactured” – only donated. My thoughts turned to Jesus. His Blood was definitely donated, given, shed, poured out.

    Lev. 17:11 tells us the life of the flesh is in the blood. Blood carries life. No wonder the Red Cross, hospitals and clinics are begging for donations. If blood carries life, that’s power. If I can save a life by donating my blood, that’s power. But what about

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  • “Take” Communion

    By Kay Schultz

    Recently God downloaded something into my spirit. In the gospel, when Jesus introduced communion, He said: Take and eat! Take and drink! “Take” means to lay hold of something with one’s hands or reach for it and hold.

    Here’s what He downloaded: He really, really meant TAKE IT!

    The word we associate with communion is “partake” which simply means eat or drink. Jesus did not go to the Cross simply for us to eat and drink a remembrance of Him – sort of like giving Him a “thinking of you” greeting card. He took my mind back to the Passover.

    Moses

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  • Disarming Darkness

    By Kay Schultz

    Sometimes the Holy Spirit just drops in! Yesterday I was reading a devotional and when I read this line -- “the Lord your God desires to have you living continually in the light of His countenance” – I knew I had to write this article. So, here is my story:
    About a month ago, I found myself in the middle of a family crisis. I had seen it coming. I had watched darkness begin to take over one of my loved ones. For the last 5 months I had already begun a concentrated prayer and fasting barrage against it. But one day,

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  • Branch: "a part of a tree that grows out from the trunk or from a bough."

    Who in their right mind aspires to be a branch? Certainly not me!

    When I got saved, born again, saw the light, I wanted to take off like a rocket. I thought I should do great exploits for my God (Dan. 11:32). In fact, I thought I was going to be the next Joyce Meyer. After all, everyone told me I taught just like her. So, clearly, aspiring to be a branch was not on my spiritual career path.

    I even told God that

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