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rougueone
February 27th, 2016, 03:04 PM
The Impoverished Ministry of Jesus:

The well is deep” — and even a great deal deeper than the Samaritan woman knew! (John 4:11). Think of the depths of human nature and human life; think of the depth of the “wells” in you. Have you been limiting, or impoverishing, the ministry of Jesus to the point that He is unable to work in your life? Suppose that you have a deep “well” of hurt and trouble inside your heart, and Jesus comes and says to you, “Let not your heart be troubled…” (John 14:1). Would your response be to shrug your shoulders and say, “But, Lord, the well is too deep, and even You can’t draw up quietness and comfort out of it.” Actually, that is correct. Jesus doesn’t bring anything up from the wells of human nature— He brings them down from above. We limit the Holy One of Israel by remembering only what we have allowed Him to do for us in the past, and also by saying, “Of course, I cannot expect God to do this particular thing.” The thing that approaches the very limits of His power is the very thing we as disciples of Jesus ought to believe He will do. We impoverish and weaken His ministry in us the moment we forget He is almighty. The impoverishment is in us, not in Him. We will come to Jesus for Him to be our comforter or our sympathizer, but we refrain from approaching Him as our Almighty God.

The reason some of us are such poor examples of Christianity is that we have failed to recognize that Christ is almighty. We have Christian attributes and experiences, but there is no abandonment or surrender to Jesus Christ. When we get into difficult circumstances, we impoverish His ministry by saying, “Of course, He can’t do anything about this.” We struggle to reach the bottom of our own well, trying to get water for ourselves. Beware of sitting back, and saying, “It can’t be done.” You will know it can be done if you will look to Jesus. The well of your incompleteness runs deep, but make the effort to look away from yourself and to look toward Him.

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Our past, future and present is dependent upon our faith. Our belief. There is nothing in our life that Holy Spirit cannot deal with . Lets deepen our resolve to live with Jesus and watch the marvelous outcome.

serpentdove
February 27th, 2016, 04:49 PM
rougueone They should have known that he was their savior (Jn 19:34, 1 Co 13:8, Re 22:1-2).

True Love (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea6cgAF4heU)~ Phil Wickham

rougueone
February 27th, 2016, 09:45 PM
rougueone They should have known that he was their savior (Jn 19:34, 1 Co 13:8, Re 22:1-2).

True Love (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea6cgAF4heU)~ Phil Wickham

Heck, I didn't know. Until Jesus opened my eyes

serpentdove
February 28th, 2016, 06:48 AM
Heck, I didn't know. Until Jesus opened my eyes:thumb:

Better to come sooner rather than later.

See:

God is Not Fair (http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/love-worth-finding/listen/god-is-not-fair-507706.html) by Adrian Rogers

Jamie Gigliotti
February 28th, 2016, 09:23 AM
Great thread. With Him,all things are possible! Not only does He want to fill us with all of Himself, He wants to pour out His living water through us into the dehydrated world.

WeberHome
February 28th, 2016, 11:54 AM
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†. John 4:10 . . Jesus answered her: If you knew
the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a
drink, you would have asked him and he would
have given you living water.

I suspect that the living water about which Christ
spoke with the woman, has reference to the water
about which Christ spoke with Nicodemus.

†. John 3:5 . . Jesus answered: I tell you the truth,
no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is
born of water and the Spirit.

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serpentdove
March 3rd, 2016, 08:56 AM
Not only does He want to fill us with all of Himself, He wants to pour out His living water through us into the dehydrated world.

We've kicked him out of our country. Let's see how that works out. :smokie:

Of the Rock who begot you, you are unmindful,
And have forgotten the God who fathered you.

“And when the Lord saw it, He spurned them,
Because of the provocation of His sons and His daughters.
And He said: ‘I will hide My face from them,
I will see what their end will be Dt 32:18–20

See:

The Jealously Offering (http://vananne.com/serpentdove/The%20Jealously%20Offering.htm)by J. Vernon McGee

serpentdove
March 3rd, 2016, 09:47 AM
Our hearts are like the holy of holies (1 Kin. 6:5–20). How can his Shakina glory live in a heart of stone? Eze 36:26

Come To The River (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLj2tZCs6Ms) ~ Rhett Walker Band

Jamie Gigliotti
March 3rd, 2016, 11:13 AM
We've kicked him out of our country. Let's see how that works out. :smokie:

Of the Rock who begot you, you are unmindful,
And have forgotten the God who fathered you.

“And when the Lord saw it, He spurned them,
Because of the provocation of His sons and His daughters.
And He said: ‘I will hide My face from them,
I will see what their end will be Dt 32:18–20

See:

The Jealously Offering (http://vananne.com/serpentdove/The%20Jealously%20Offering.htm)by J. Vernon McGee

I agree we are on shaky ground as a nation. But then again He hears the cries for mercy from His children here.