Never forget… WE WIN!
If you are a real Christian, that means you have asked Jesus to forgive you of all your sins, and you asked Him to come into your heart. In other words, you gave Him access to live inside of you. But, how can we relate to someone actually living INSIDE of us? If we can’t “see” Jesus IN us then we tend to think He’s somewhere else, or maybe He left us. It can be devastating if we think like that during a crisis. So, see if you can picture this….
The word “heart” can mean an actual heart or, thoughts and feelings, and the middle of something, the center of our being. Imagine a person who has a physical heart disease and must have a heart transplant to live. The entire body of this person, whether it’s healthy or not, is not able to survive without a new heart for the body. The damaged heart in this person, not only needs a new heart but it also needs the body to cooperate with the new heart. Everything needs to be on the same team, pulling together for the same goal. When the doctor finds a heart that’s a perfect match, with a great history, the transplant is performed with lifesaving accuracy. I’ve seen people working harder than most, yet no one knew they were working with someone else’s heart living inside them.
Before we had Jesus… we were that person with the damaged heart. Without God at the center of our being, us humans try to do everything OUR way, because WE think we know it all. You know, that “I don’t need God” attitude. When we finally come to our senses, we believe God is real and we see that our “heart” (the center of our being) is damaged. So, we decide to ask “Jesus” (the new heart via the Holy Spirit) into our life. PICTURE THIS! The recipient of the new heart no longer has to worry about their future, whether they live or not. They now have the Son of God “living” INSIDE of them. They have a new heart, a new heart that was chosen to be a perfect match, and a heart that has a spotless history. Jesus is now a part of them and they are a part of Him. The history of the damaged heart no longer exists. They now enjoy carrying the spotless history of the new heart… the heart of Jesus. The whole body now works together to serve the heart, to serve Jesus. The body seems to know that serving the heart by faith will result in blessings beyond measure.
I hope you can see the reality of Jesus living inside of us… because He does live in us through the Holy Spirit.
“When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you.” (John 14:20)
Pastor Kevin Kinchen
IN THE 2 VERSES I USED YESTERDAY it says, “…. Large crowds gathered to hear Him and have their diseases cured. But He would go away to places where He could be alone for prayer.” (Luke 5:15-16) There were LARGE crowds that came to hear Jesus and to have their diseases healed. But, Jesus knew He could do NOTHING without His Heavenly Father. THAT is why He retreated right in the midst of “ministry” to get ALONE with God. Ohhh, I pray those of us who are in the ministry, would take/make the time to cease from the “doing” of ministry, so we can focus on the “knowing” of the One who put us in the ministry. In fact, we should ALL follow the example of Jesus, because whenever the Created is with the Creator anything can happen!
Pastor Kevin Kinchen`
“DO SOMETHING DANGEROUS, TODAY… Spend time ALONE with God!”
I believe you and I become dangerous to the enemy when we spend time alone with God. The key word in that statement is the word “alone.” So many times, as Christians, we have plenty of time with God in a “group” setting. There’s nothing wrong with that. We are told to do that in Hebrews 10:25. But, many Christians don’t ever take, or make, time to get “alone” with the Lord. It’s during those alone times where He molds us and makes us into His image. I believe there are things God wants to do in all of us, that can only happen, when we’re alone with Him. My final thought is, Jesus would often go away to places where He could be alone, with His Father, for prayer. If Jesus, the perfect Son of God, needed time alone with His Father (God), then I’m sure that I need alone time with God also. What about YOU?
“The news about Jesus spread even more. Large crowds gathered to hear Him and have their diseases cured. But He would go away to places where He could be alone for prayer.” Luke 5:15-16 (GW)
Pastor Kevin Kinchen
Yes, I really did have a dream. In the last couple of years I’ve had several dreams of me preaching….and my speech was perfect with no wheelchair in sight! MANY OTHERS have told me they also had dreams of me preaching and dreams of me healed. The only problem is, I didn’t know there would be so many, like 25 or 30. I should have written down names and their dreams. THAT’S WHY I NEED YOUR HELP. If you’ve had a dream about my healing, whether you shared it with me or not, will you please send me your name and a short summary of your dream? I’m most interested about: 1) Was I in my wheelchair or not? 2) Was I healed… if so, was it instantly or gradual? 3) Was I preaching or not, if so, how was my speech?
God used dreams in miraculous ways throughout the entire Bible. The dreams people have shared with me super-charge my faith like a spiritual steroid shot. So, if you’ve had a dream about my healing, please take a few minutes to send me a note: by messaging me on Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you sooooooo much!
In Him, Pastor Kevin Kinchen