Man above woman if he submits

I Cor 11 3

The Father is above the Son who created everything. Man is above woman who in most cases is smarter than man. Because of the fall Satan has a place above man unless I submit to the Lord and pray a hedge around me. Now then I am below the Creator, joint heir with the Conqueror, and equal to woman who is smarter but am suppose to lead her. Now then I need to go back and ask for wisdom to accomplish God’s will because I am a worm; Job 25:6.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Ephesians 5:21

Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. I Peter 5:5

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My Father’s weapons are more powerful than my Uncle’s.

M60 in VMO 6 gunship 1968

This was my powerful long distance weapon when I was in Vietnam. Actually it belonged to my uncle, you know Sam.  It doesn’t have enough power or reach far enough to be of any value in the war I am involved in today. So now I use my Father’s weapons. I recommend that you use His weapons also; I have found them to reach out and change eternity

Father:

  • Because we are your needy children;
    • We ask that you meet our needs for your names’ sake.
    • Because of the enemy of our spirit ruling as the Prince of the Power of the Air above us;
      • We ask that you rebuke the principalities, the powers, the rulers of the darkness of this world, and all spiritual wickedness in high places and put your hedge of protection around us and we will stand in the gap.
      • Because of the influence on our soul by those around us;
        • We ask that you cast down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
        • Because of our worst enemy that lurks within our flesh;
          • We must keep short accounts and confess each sin,
          • We agree with You that our old man is crucified and then;
  • We ask that you fill us with your Spirit and then we dedicate our bodies as living sacrifices.
  • Because we can do nothing without you and all things through you;
    • We ask that you stir us up by putting us in remembrance of the things that You have done for us and through us and because you want to do even more than we can imagine;
    • We ask for the faith to walk with you and stand with you.
    • Because there are some in our midst that do not know you;

    We ask your Spirit to present grace and draw them to salvation and boldness for us to speak to them.

I use to find happiness in a belt fed weapon. Now I have joy in a weapon that I just call on and He feeds me. Are you in a war? The secret to winning is to take a bigger weapon than your enemy; one that puts fear into him so that he runs when he sees you.

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A Christian without a Vision is Vain.

Vain Christianity

Some without Christ verbally take the Lord’s name in vain. Many believers practically take His name in vain by living void of the vision He purposed for their life.

I remember playing racquetball with Dr. Tom Malone of a church and Bible College years ago in Pontiac, MI. after our game we heard a man take God’s name in vain and I quoted Exodus 20:7 to him.

“Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.”

Tom said later: “Jim that guy was bigger than both of us.” I told Tom that I was quoting God’s word and that He would have to stand up to that man because I did my part. Now this post is a rebuke to believers who live a vain life without Christ’s direction.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Proverbs 29:18

Some believers think that living selfishly only affects their own life. God tells us that a life without a vision sends people around him to hell.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

God does not call every believer to be an evangelist but He does command every believer to do the work of an evangelist. The Great Commission is for every believer.

Did you pray this morning for a divine appointment with someone that the Holy Spirit is working on or for Him to work on someone you want to see come to salvation, and the boldness to speak out?

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The 7 Churches of Asia in The Revelation

 

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Those who read “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him” are promised a blessing, how much more so if you study so that you can explain it to others. It has 440 verses and requires a good understanding of the previous 65 books to understand it because you will find over 800 references leading you back to the various passages throughout.

The most valuable section of Revelation is chapters 2 and 3. Chapter 1:19 is the outline for the book:

  1. Write the things which thou hast seen, (chapter 1 history)
  2. and the things which are, (chapters 2-3 Church age)
  3. and the things which shall be hereafter; (chapter 4-22 future)

Take the time to fill in the boxes for a better understanding of the time period in which we live. In another post I will direction for the other chapters.

I have filled in several of the boxes for you for a push start. Who is to benefit from this study is answered in the text.

  1. Addressed to the pastor of each church to give direction to all.
  2. “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;” anyone that will listen to what the Spirit is saying.
  3. “Let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;” note that it signifies plural. The church you attend is described by taking a percentage of each of the seven to add up to 100%.
  4. Fourthly most have observed that each church describes a time period in the Church Age.

Mature believers will remember that there use to be more churches and they had a focus of sending missionaries around the world which describes the Church of Philadelphia. Now we have the Church of the Laodiceans which is described with Jesus outside knocking on the door trying to get in.

Prophecy meetings have the largest draw for churches. If you want to learn prophecy start here by filling in the blanks then you can go on from there.

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Troop Build Up

Jim Lane at LZ Stud

Someone sent me an email about the military cuts that are being proposed and I responded.

As one who served in Vietnam believing that we were going to end Communism on the other side of the planet before it spread to our side I am against this. As a believer in the word of God I realize that this is inevitable. That does not mean I think we ought to just let it happen.

We should pray against this. We should pray for our leaders. We should not get sidetracked from our commission of winning the lost and equipping them to go and do likewise. We win daily by focusing on the priorities designed by God. We are already victors by receiving Christ; I John 5:4-5. We are more than conquerors Romans 8:31-39 which means that if one or all of the enemies of America nukes us into oblivion before God comes to snatch out of the world system then we will be absent from the body and present with the Lord; II Corinthians 5:8.

II Thessalonians was written to that church because they thought they were going through the Great Tribulation. I believe we will go through a lot of tribulation. I believe the Laodicean church will go through the Great Tribulation. God promised the Philippians that they would not go through the Great Tribulation. So what is the difference?

  • Laodicean church kept Jesus outside
  • Philippians were heavily involved in missions

Remember that Jesus came into the Garden of Eden and declared war on Satan. We need a troop buildup in The Battle of the Ages. Real leaders get focused on the real war.

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A Backslidden Life or an Abundant Entrance is determined by knowledge

Skid Row

Here is graphic evidence that I use to live on Skid Row in 1968 at Quang Tri, Vietnam serving with VMO-6 as a door gunner on a HUEY gunship. Praise the Lord He did not leave me there.

This post is a commentary on II Peter 1

According to verse 9 backsliding is the result of failing to keep up with the believers disciplines and results in:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Blindness
  • Forgetting that you were born again

Verse 10 says to give diligence which to me means dig in to the word of God daily or I may end up like Lot.

This chapter uses the word “know, known, knowledge, or knowing” nine times. This tells me that I have a responsibility to know who I am in Christ. It is easy to forget it takes diligence to know.

Consider the things knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord from this chapter brings to us:

2. Grace and multiplied peace

3. Devine power give us all things that pertain to life and godliness

5. Knowledge is added after virtue so virtue failures require confession.

6. Leads us to self control and the only way to have self under control is to be Spirit controlled.

8. Make us fruitful

12. Information without application leads to frustration.

14. Time is short we are in a race against it.

16. Keeps us focused on Truth.

20. Prophecy came from holy men. Unholy men twist it. To know prophecy one must know scripture. To know the scriptures one must know Jesus and hear His voice regularly. Prophecy Purifies.

David forgot who he was when he first saw Bathsheba. All of the sins fallen into by believers happens because they have forgotten who they are. Be diligent to make your calling and election sure and you will not fall into sin and you will experience an abundant entrance into heaven. It will be worth it all when we see Jesus.

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Marriage Problems began in the Garden of Eden

Marred in Potters hand

Genesis 1:28 … Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth … JLV: Then God says give me lots of grandkids! (JLV: Jim Lane Version) :-)

Adam had been with the Lord all day then Eve comes on the scene and is told to start multiplying. The animals were told to fill the earth and given a head start. With no sin or labor pains they were all multiplying like rabbits.

JLV: Hold on big boy I want to know what has been going on before I got here.

At the end of the sixth day everything is good. The seventh day on earth begins with Adam having Sabbath School with his wife. In heaven we see the first rebellion in all of Creation. Lucifer is proclaiming equal rights as seen in Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 and becoming Satan.

By the end of the first Sabbath day

  • Adam had filled in Eve
  • Lucifer had become Satan
  • Satan recruited one third of the angels and makes his way to the earth to increase his tribe.

Satan was a liar and murderer from the beginning says John 8:44 which indicate the first week. Creation week consists of 24 hour days because scripture says “the evening and the morning” but in His big plan the days are 1,000 years as suggested in II Peter 3:8 so on the last day; during the millennial reign of Christ Satan will be locked up.

The Lord watched as man made his fatal choice. Then calls out to Adam asking where he is. Adam confesses his sin. Jesus comes into the Garden to make provision for mankind and declare war on Satan and his seed.

Eight is the number of new beginnings. Just as Noah’s family of eight began over again so Adam and Eve began again on the eighth day.

Solving Marriage Problems

Wives

A friend suggested that before God created Eve he looked at Adam and said I can do better than that. In every case I know of the man gets better than he deserves. Ladies you knew when you married that he wasn’t all that you had hoped for so stop trying to fix him and submit as I Peter 3:1-6 suggests.

Husbands

Learn a lesson from Habakkuk who was bitter at the Lord for what he was going to do to his people, see chapter 2:1. The Lord ignores the ugly remarks and just tells Habakkuk what to do in verses 2-4. Do what Adam should have done

  • Get alone with the Lord early in the morning.
  • Build a hedge of protection around your dominion that will keep the enemy out.
  • Meditate on your “word from God” all day received in the morning.
  • Share with your wife in the evening and suggest that she keep a journal.

Some if not many of the human authors of scripture employed a scribe. Jeremiah used Baruch to do his writing, see Jeremiah 36:4. Paul used Tertius to write Romans; see 16:22 but wrote Galatians himself, see 6:11. In most families the wife is best suited to be the “family scribe.”

Wives can use the journal as a basis for a Godly appeal to remind the husband what the Lord said to them. You could gently ask “how does that line up with ______ that we previously discussed?” Suggest that you want to keep him in a position as the family example like Paul in I Corinthians 11:1.

Jews use a lunar calendar. Gentiles use a solar calendar. Women have a 28 day cycle. A man can cycle as often as the daily setting sun but typically waits 2 to 3 days. A wise man walks with the Lord and keeps his wife up to date and experiences oneness on a regular basis.

Genesis 3 ends with the couple being driven out of the Garden. According to Usher whose dating is used in many reference Bibles it is a year before Adam knew his wife. Can’t you just imagine the arguments with all of the blaming going on between them?

  • Eve: you should have built a hedge around the Garden.
  • Adam: I told you not to eat that fruit.
  • Eve: you should have told that beast of the field to get out of our home.
  • Adam: you were the one talking to him.
  • Eve: you just stood there and watched the whole conversation without saying a word.
  • Adam: you ate first.
  • Eve: I noticed that you bit right into it as quick as I gave it to you.

The blame game gets you nowhere but going in circles. Fortunately they had no other options to choose from so eventually they settled the arguments and began the human race. Now God will never have any grandchildren because Galatians 3:26 informs us that each becomes a child of God by faith.

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Seven Feasts of the Lord

Feast Days

These are not Jewish Feast days but they were to celebrate them and look forward to the Lord fulfilling them. They are the Feasts of the Lord.

Imminent vs. Fulness of time

I Corinthians 15: 52 says “a moment” not any moment but a specific moment in the future. The word “imminent” is not in the NT.

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, Galatians 4:4

Jesus first coming was in the fulness of time. When He came He said that He would fulfill the law and save the lost who receive Him.

Matthew 5

17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

18. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Leviticus 23 is the Lord’s Feast days. He has fulfilled 4 of the 7 feast days and will fulfill the other 3.

Circumstantial Evidence

  1. Vatican prophecy 1200 years old: the present Pope today is the False Prophet during the Tribulation
  2. In 2006 one of the most respected Rabbis in Israel who was 108 years old
    1. Gave the Messiah’s name
    2. Said He is coming back shortly after the death of Ariel Sharon

i.      In a coma since January of 2006

ii.      He died January 2014

  1. 4 Blood Moons in two years all on Jewish feast days called a Tetrarch to take place 2014 & 2015 some say this is in fulfillment of Joel 2:31
  2. Wonder in heaven: the stars lining up as in Revelation 12:1-2
  3. The sun not to give light 2021 as in Matthew 24:29
  4. Knowledge shall be increased Daniel 12:4 (not the information age or internet but Biblical knowledge)
  5. Jesus has fulfilled the first 4 of the 7 Feast Days. The Feast of Trumpets is next on the list.
    1. Trumpet sounds and shouting is a picture of the Rapture
    2. 2014 Feast of Trumpets takes place on Thursday and/or Friday like the original.
    3. All of the Lord’s Feast days in 2014 are on the same day of the week as the originals.

Are these signs a warning to get busy soul winning because the end is near or a distraction to sidetrack us? Please note the title of this section is circumstantial evidence; I am not setting a date but like every Bible believing preacher I am suggesting that it is later then you think and time to get busy.

As it was in the days of ______ so shall it be in the days of the coming of the Lord. Luke 17:26 & 28

  • Noah prepared, preached, and took his family.
  • Lot did not prepare or preach and lost his family.

Three groups of people

  1. Those prepared for Judgment and take all responders with them above the Judgment.
  2. Those not preparing others for Judgment are taken above the Judgment but lose relations.
  3. Those not prepared for Judgment go into Judgment.

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Faith moves Mountains

Faith moves mountains

Faith the size of a mustard seed moves mountains. The largest mountain you will ever move is explained in John 4 where the woman at the well talks about the two mountains where the Jews and Samaritans worshiped. When you learn the message of the mountains and move to the Son of Man you just changed your eternal destiny and that is a big move from Hell to Heaven.

A mustard seed is the size of a 10 point pica period in print. Jesus made it that simple to change your eternal destiny. Salvation is not accomplished at a place but in a person; Jesus Christ.

One Evidence of Salvation

There is only one evidence of salvation; faith. I was there when I committed my soul to His keeping. When I forget who I am in Christ and live like the world, controlled by the flesh, and do the things that please the devil; Jesus does not forget me. I am kept by His power and will be disciplined with His love.

Many Counterfeits

Consider this short incomplete list that any person with religion and without Jesus can accomplish:

  • Crying his way to the altar
  • Laughing and rejoicing
  • Submitting to baptism
  • Joining a church
  • Speaking in tongues
  • Slain in the spirit and falling down
  • Laughing in the spirit
  • Turning from sins
  • Reading the Bible
  • Memorizing scripture
  • Praying
  • Giving
  • Taking communion
  • Going to Bible College
  • Becoming a preacher
  • Winning another to faith (Judas took part in this)

If there was a time when you received Christ by faith without any works or commitment on your part other than that you committed to faith in His finished work on the cross then;

  • He saved you
  • Sealed you with the Holy Spirit
  • Put you into the body of Christ
  • Made you a new creation
  • Gave you a new soul that cannot sin: I John 3:9
  • Left the old soul intact until the Judgment Seat of Christ
  • Now you have to make a choice daily and moment by moment which soul to feed to determine which one will grow strong and control your activities.

Quit looking for evidences and start walking by faith.

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Rhema Bible Study and Family Altar

Logos Rhema

 

Two Greek words are translated into “word.” First is Logos found in 316 passages then Rhema found in 67. Logos refers to the whole Bible while Rhema is a specific word from God. We are to preach the whole counsel of God but live by special illumination.

A woman needs

  • Protection
    • Spiritual hedge
    • Secular home
  • Provision
    • Supplies for nourishment
    • Speech from heaven
  • Presence
    • Sacrifice temporarily for other needs
    • Savor with journal

When a husband provides these things his wife will blossom. Today I am only going to focus on hearing from God and sharing with family.

Adam spent the day with Jesus. Eve was created at the end of the day and left with Adam to explain what he had learned before she got there.

I believe that the husband should rise early in the morning. Every man that has as much as one chapter of scripture written of him it says of him that he rose up early in the morning.

Then he should spend the day walking with the Lord and meditating on the Rhema he received from the Lord that morning. Sometime after work he should get with his wife and children and tell them what he learned that morning. They will begin to look forward to seeing him come home to share what God said to him that morning. In 1984 I began rising at 4:00 am and waking my family at 7 or a little later to give them what I had received.

Since the Rhema is a special illumination from God it will always contain the Wow factor. Sometimes it will require

  • Life change
  • Just an adjustment
  • A prayer
  • A supplication
  • An intercession
  • Gratitude
  • Always the Wow factor

If you are not hearing from headquarters it is time to find out why.

  • Unconfessed sin
  • Incomplete obedience
  • Bitterness

Then since the wife is to be the help meet she could record a “book of remembrance.” I wish my wife had recorded as I am suggesting now but it was I and am now continuing to upgrade what I learned back then.

II Peter 1

12 ¶  Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.

13  Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

14  Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.

15  Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

From this passage we learn that by remembering we are stirred up. By make it a family project many more insights will be added. The results could be a book or opportunities to share with other families.

How do you have a private time with the Lord? What is your family alter look like?

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