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Wrapped up in Jesus!

Does the thought of witnessing to others about your faith excite you or stress you out? Many people think of sharing their faith as either a death sentence or a commandment enforced by knocking on doors and throwing Bibles. Fortunately, this is not what God commands! We serve a loving God who didn’t design sharing your faith as terms to condemn each other. You can spread God’s love and joy by approaching witnessing with the right attitude and state of mind.

Before I start my teaching I would like to share a testimony  post with you,  form Marie a very dear and close friend of mine.

(Marie se woorde) My getuienis: Nadat ek na Robert Breaker geluister het, het ek besef hoe ek na my kruisiging gelei, gejaag, gespot en geslaan word met een doel voor oe, ek moet sterf vir my sondes, want die straf vir die sonde is die dood. Daar by die kruis aangekom, het Jesus voor my ingeskuif en vir God die Vader gese, “Vader, Ek sal haar straf vat, spaar haar” Daar is Jesus gekruisig in my plek!! Nou leef ek in ewigheid dankbaar en doen my bes om iets terug te gee vir dit wat Hy vir my gedoen het. En as mens dit glo, met jou hele hart, is jy gevul met die Heiliege Gees en is lid van Jesus Christus se kerk en gereed as Hy sy bruid kom haal. Amen

Marie

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In the Old Testament, the Israelite’s’ standing as a nation before God was wrapped up in the standing of their high priest. What the high priest was before God, so was the entire nation before God.

If the high priest sinned, he brought guilt on his nation, and God would reject the entire nation no matter how law-abiding the people were or how faithful they were in bringing their sacrifices.

Conversely, if their high priest was without fault and acceptable to God, God would accept the whole nation even if the people were sinful.

Unfortunately, the high priests of Israel often failed because like any human being, they were imperfect.

Thank God that today, you and I have Jesus as our High Priest, who is 100 per cent Man and 100 per cent God. As our High Priest, His standing before God is always right. Jesus is always acceptable and pleasing to the Father. Therefore, we can never lose our acceptance with God because as our High Priest, Jesus only brings righteousness on His people.

In heaven right now, Jesus our High Priest is seated at the right hand of God the Father. (Romans 8:34) This means that God does not look at you. He looks at Jesus. If Jesus is good, you are good. If Jesus is accepted, you are accepted. If God sees Jesus perfect, then He sees you perfect. If Jesus is righteous, then you are righteous. And we know that Jesus our High Priest is good, accepted, perfect and righteous, which means that that is how God sees us!

You cannot lose your right standing because Jesus Christ is your High Priest. To lose your standing, Jesus has to lose His standing first. But we know that we have in Jesus a High Priest who is perfect and who cannot fail. So you need never be afraid or conscious of your faults when you come before God. Because your standing is completely wrapped up in Jesus your High Priest, you can come to God boldly and receive all that you need from Him!

Please feel free to contact me or if you want to share your witness, Pastor Lydia Dreyer  +27 82954 2877 (Whatsapp) or lydiadreyer7@gmail.com (email)

Prayer requests are welcome!

 

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Prayers Seem Unanswered.

All of us have had experiences when it didn’t look like our prayers were answered. But is that really what happened? The Bible says in Matthew 7:7, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Is that true? Well, many people say it couldn’t mean what it appears to say, because they can cite experiences where they asked for something and didn’t receive. But you’ve got to make the decision stated in Romans 3:4, to “Let God be true, but every man [or in this case, every circumstance] a liar.” God’s Word is true, not our experiences.

This is one of the reasons so much doctrinal division has come about. The Word is clear in its doctrine, but when someone tries the Word and doesn’t see the promised results, rather than admit that they could have failed, they say something like, “That must have passed away with the apostles” or “It must not have been God’s will,” etc. God is not the one who failed to answer, but rather we are the ones who have failed to receive.

What actually happens when we ask in prayer is that God moves immediately and gives us the answer in our spirits. We are responsible for believing that, and acting accordingly to bring the answer into the physical world. God is a spirit (John 4:24), and He always supplies our answer to our spirit man. Through faith, we then give physical substance (Heb. 11:1) to what God has done.

Pastor Lydia, how do I get faith? After praying,  you start thanking God for giving it to you, for example: If you have a troubled child and you pray for God to save your child after you prayed you say ” Thank you Jesus for bringing my child back, thank you Jesus for healing my child”

We are like a spiritual transformer. Spiritual power has to be converted to physical power just as radio signals have to be converted into frequencies audible to our physical ear. You don’t hear the actual signal broadcast by the radio station, but rather a signal that has been picked up by a receiver and translated into an audible sound. For a person to say that there aren’t any radio signals where they are, just because they cannot hear them, is not true. They are there, but they are on a higher frequency than the human ear can hear. They have to be “demodulated” into a lower frequency which we can hear.

This is the way our answers to prayer come. God moves in the spirit world and gives us our answer by faith, and we convert it into a physical reality through our actions. That is not to say that we are the one who produced the answer by our own power. It is God who works the miracles, but they do come through us. Without Him, we can do nothing, but He has made us joint heirs together with Christ so that He does nothing without us. Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT WORKETH IN US” (emphasis mine). We have a part to play in receiving from God. Ignorance of this has been our greatest problem.

Now you can understand much more clearly what Mark 11:24 means, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” You receive in your spirit by faith immediately, and it shall come to pass in the physical later. It may be one minute, one day, or one year, but you cannot waiver in your belief that God has already answered your prayer. The time that it takes for God’s answer to be manifest in the physical is dependent upon many things, but it is not God who determines that. God answers immediately. Remember, it says you must believe that you receive WHEN YOU PRAY. God isn’t asking you to believe something that isn’t true. You do receive instantly in your spirit, then it is manifest in the physical later.

An example of this is in Daniel 9 and 10. In chapter 9, Daniel prayed a prayer, and while he was still praying, his answer to prayer came in the form of Gabriel giving him “skill and understanding” in the thing he desired. That’s a quick answer to prayer, but in verse 23, Gabriel says that God had sent him forth at the beginning of his prayer. God moved instantly, but it took about 3 minutes for the answer to appear in the physical realm. In Daniel chapter 10, he prayed another prayer, and his answer took three full weeks to manifest. What a difference!

Most people would say, “I wonder why God answered that first prayer in three minutes, and the second prayer took three weeks. But in Daniel 10:12, we find that God answered the second prayer instantly too. Praise God! The Lord was not the variable. In this case, it was a demonic force, “the prince of the kingdom of Persia,” that had hindered the answer to Daniel’s prayer.

Whether it be Satan or people’s wills or unbelief or any of a number of other possible hindrances, it’s important that you know that it’s not God who seems so unpredictable (Ps. 102:27, Mal. 3:6). In fact, this is a fundamental truth that you must be established in before you can even begin to do anything about speeding up the answer to your prayer. If you have prayed a prayer in line with God’s Word, God answers it immediately (1 John 5:14-15; Dan. 9, 10). If you understand that, then you are ready to begin releasing your faith over bringing that answer into complete manifestation.

I have been taught that when you pray for so something after your prayer start thanking the Lord for it. Me and my husband went looking at houses I really like the one house, after I prayed I started thanking the Lord for giving the house to me. I just said “Thank you Lord that you will give that house to me” a couple of days after the agency called us and said that everything is approved and we can move in.  Thank you Lord.

Start thanking the Lord after your prayer and you will see how your faith grows, remember God is your friend and He hears your prayer.

Please feel free to contact me  lydiadreyer7@gmail.com or (+27)82 9542877 South Africa.

Keep on thanking Jesus!

 

 

For God has not given us the spirit of fear

Romans 10:4-10

When you exercise faith you overcome the devil the flesh and the world.  Start saying Christ is my righteousness, Christ is my holiness. Faith is the opposite of fear.

Pastor Lydia, I can’t help it I have so many emotions I feel so depressed, say “Christ is my holiness” even in the mist of your anger say “Christ is my holiness! You don’t have to scream it, just believe it and speak it. Pastor I feel so depressed, remember you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you

There are 2 kinds of righteousness the one is by performance, in Romans 10 it says, For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes ‘Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law.

The man who does those things shall live by them.

In other words there is righteousness by the law based on doing, but the other righteousness is that Christ gives us righteousness of faith that speaks. The word is in you in your mouth and in your heart that is the word we preach.

When fear comes say “God has not given me a spirit of fear but of power of love. When the world says I can’t do it say “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Remember say it, say it loud so that you can hear yourself.

The more you repeat it (say it loud) the more it will go into your heart, when it reaches your heart you will believe it. If you believe nothing is impossible for the one who believes.

2 Corinthians 4:13 – We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

The devil will keep you from learning faith he will keep telling you to stay religious to be holy as much as you can he will try to get you to please God by doing things,  Galatians says Yet the Law is not of faith but the man who does them shall live by them.

I am talking about performing to get n blessing performing to get something form God performing to get acceptance. God is saying Performance is not the righteous I want. I want you to have faith (speak ) righteousness.

We don’t walk by sight we walk by faith, you need to practice your faith and by practicing you need to start speaking faith.

The woman with the issue of blood she said “If I touch His clothes I shall be well” She spoke it before she touched it. That was all that was needed. That’s why Jesus said your faith made you well.

Speaking Bible verses is a powerful spiritual weapon. Faith filled words spoken out loud keeps you focused on Jesus and pierces the atmosphere around you. Your thoughts focus on the Words of God you speak. This sword of the Spirit resists fear and pushes unbelief away from you.

Remember it’s not by your own power but it is by His Spirit. Our words change facts not because we are so great but because God is so great.

Fear is form the devil and faith is a gift of God.

Please dont hesitate to contact me: Pastor Lydia Dreyer +27 829542877 or lydiadreyer7@gmail.com

 

 

THE LIFE OF JESUS IS IN YOU.

Though Jesus is completely God, He was born completely human. He went through temptation after temptation and conquered every one of them. (Hebrews 4:15) And all that overcoming power is found in His life. And He put that life in you—the life of Christ is in you!

During Jesus’ ministry on earth, He conquered sickness, the winds and waves, the powers of darkness and death. It is His life that brings victory over the devil and all his works. And He put that life in you—the life of Christ is in you!

Finally, Jesus went to the cross. And that life in Him put an end to everything that was natural of the Adamic race—sickness, poverty, failures, pains, curses depression and death. All that was natural ceased to be in that life of His. But all that was supernatural remained in Him. And He put that life in you—the life of Christ is in you!

Then, Jesus rose from the dead. And in that life of His was added the power of resurrection. And He put that life in you—the life of Christ is in you!

After His resurrection, Jesus went back to heaven to His Father. Today, He is seated at the right hand of God, resting in His finished work, occupying a place of the highest authority. And He put that life in you—the life of Christ is in you!

And because Jesus went back to the Father, the Holy Spirit came to indwell you (John 16:7), so that you will live life with His anointing in you and walk in His overcoming power.

All that Jesus is, God meant for you to be. All that He has, God meant for you to have. All the exciting things that you read in the Bible about Jesus, all the treasures of Him hidden in the Old Testament and the unsearchable riches in Him that you find in the New Testament, all of that life of His, is not out there somewhere. God has deposited all of it in you, so that you can live the abundant life that Jesus came to give you!

Remember that Jesus can only change you if you allow Him to, you need to read  your bible in order for you to get to know God, He says “Draw near to me and I will draw near to you” He wants you to look for Him, search for Him with our hole heart.

Jesus is in you!

You can get in contact with me Pastor Lydia Dreyer +27 82 9542877 South Africa or lydiadreyer7@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

God in Every Breath….

Written by Pastor L.Dreyer

Exodus 3:14                                                                                                                                     And God said to Moses, “I am who I am.”…

Yahweh

 When God revealed himself in the Old Testament He uses the name YHVH, we have added vows to make it more pronounceable Yahweh or Jehovah.

Hebrew lingual tells us that these letters are the sounds of breathing. In the ancient days men looked at these letters and said that it must be that God is so holy that He gave Himself an unpronounceable name that isn’t it just like God to reveal His name as the sound of our breathing?

You cannot but say His name every time you take a breath. When a child is born is it that they mistake there first breath to be alive or is it that the name of God must be on their lips for them to truly be alive?

He is closer than the heart in my chest, nearer that the words on my lips, easier than breathing in and out. His name is in our breath, the very thing by which we are able to infuse our blood with oxygen, initiating the very process by which our heart pumps blood to send life out to all our body organs.

Each breath I take declares Your name with every breath I proclaim YAHWEH

YHVH breathed His life into me, without that I would not be, now I breath back to You the breath You given to me.

The last thing you do before you pass on to another place is you take your last breath. Or is it when you are no longer able to say the name of God, you are dead? So in every breath of life, we need to recognize our need for God’s divine strength and power.

Please not the following:   “The Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters”  Hebrew word for spirit is Ruah= spirit, The spirit, wind, breath, life, heart, mind…

The very Name that is the Name above all names: YHWH; His name IS our Breath of life.

“Let everything that has breath, praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.” (Psalm 150:6, NKJV)

“I AM THAT I AM”

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Focus on His peace and He will focus on your situation.

The night before Jesus died, He gave His peace to His disciples—“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you…” This peace was not just for His disciples, but also for us today. We have His peace.

In Israel, Jews greet each other with the words “shalom, shalom”. Unlike the English word “peace”, “shalom” does not just mean peace of mind, but also wholeness for your entire being—spirit, soul and body. It means having a sense of completeness and soundness. In other words, shalom encompasses your provision, health and total well-being.

The moment you believe in Jesus Christ, He who is the Prince of Peace comes to live inside you. And when the Prince of Peace resides in you, every blessing that you will ever need pertaining to your soundness and wholeness is already inside you.

Jesus wanted His disciples to know that His peace was different from the peace that the world offers. His peace would change whatever trying circumstances that beset them. Even if it was a mega storm, it would have to bow to His peace. The Prince of Peace merely spoke, “Peace, be still!” and the winds and the sea obeyed Him. (Mark 4:39) His peace changed the mega storm into a perfect calm.

By accepting his Peace in your life he can calm your mega storm into perfect peace!

“Pastor Lydia, if this is true, then why do I still see problems in my health, finances, family and relationships?”

The answer is a troubled heart. That is why after Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you,” He said, “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

A troubled and fearful heart works like fingers that clamp down hard on a water hose. The supply of water is flowing from the tap, but little or nothing is coming out at the other end of the hose. God’s ever-present supply of blessings toward you is like the water flowing freely from the tap. But you don’t see the blessings when you allow your heart to be gripped by worry or fear.

So when fearful, anxious thoughts come, remind yourself of Jesus’ words: “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Even when things appear to get worse, say, “Lord, I refuse to worry about this. In the midst of all this, I see the finished work of Christ. He said, ‘It is finished!’ So my child’s healing is accomplished. My marriage is blessed. My debts are cleared. I will let not my heart be troubled by these things.”

Dear reader, I cannot “let not” for you. Your family and friends cannot “let not” for you. Only you can “let not your heart be troubled”. So guard your heart♥ from being troubled. You don’t have to guard your career, reputation, children or even health. When you guard your heart ♥,

God will guard everything else for you!

You need to remember that fear is the opposite of faith, you cannot  have fear and have faith at the same time. You need to practice your faith.

Pastor,  how do I practice my faith? Let me tell you, FAITH COMES BY HEARING AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD. Instead of listening to the radio’s bad news or hanging around friends that are negative listen to gospel music, and hang around friends that are full of God full and are  positive . Boost your faith. Read your bible and pray.

Allow His peace in your Heart ♥

Jesus said, don’t let your heart be troubled and if He said so I believe it is possible. Focus on Jesus and He will focus on your troubled situation!

Jesus touching coffins.

Jesus Raises the Son of the Widow of Nain (Luke 17)

11 Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. 12 And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.

16 Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.” 17 And this report about Him went throughout all Judea and all the surrounding region.

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Jesus said to the woman “Don’t weep”, Pastor Lydia why would Jesus tell a woman who has lost her child not to weep?

Jesus told her not to weep because Jesus doesn’t want you to focus on your dead situation, He wants you to focus on Him and He will focus on your dead situation! I am going to say it again. Jesus don’t want you to focus on your dead situation He wants you to focus on Him so that He can focus on your dead situation

The bible says He reaches out and touches the boy’s coffin. Let me share with you a couple of things about this; Jesus touches his coffin before he touches the boy. (Jesus is touching the thing that the devil is using to transport the boy out of his purpose.)

Some of you want Him to touch you but you don’t want Him to touch your coffin!! You say Jesus you can fix me but don’t get to my boyfriend I get to keep him.  You can have me but don’t mess with my music I’m just listening to the beat. You can touch me but don’t touch my drinking. Touch me God help me God change me God but don’t touch my coffin.

Jesus still touches coffins

Jesus touched the coffin and said to the boy “Young man, I say to you, arise.” The bible says he who was dead sat up and began to speak. Note other people who were resurrected from the dead had something to eat, meat. When resurrection occurs it produces full blown maturity.

When the young man came back he did not came back wounded, he came back with information.  The prophet they are talking about is not Jesus it is the dead boy. A great prophet has risen among us and God has visited his people.

The moment you allow Jesus to touch your coffin he will make a prophet out of you. Allow Him to touch your coffin. Stay focus on Jesus and Jesus will resurrect the dead situation in your life.

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Jesus’ blood alone saves!

On the night of the first Passover, many of the children of Israel were probably anxious. Imagine one Israelite asking another nervously, “Did you hear that the angel of death is passing through tonight?”

“Yes! We were told to put the blood of the lamb on the doorposts of our home and everything would be all right. Is that true?”

Like the Israelites, you might be wondering, “Can the blood really protect me? How much blood do I have to put on my doorposts? Will the angel of death get me if I am fearful?”

Don’t add to God’s conditions. He said, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you.” He did not say, “When I see the blood, plus your understanding, efforts, obedience, faithfulness and refusal to give in to fear, then I will pass over you.”

It is the blood of Jesus alone that delivers you. If you think that it is because of your faith, then you will always be wondering, “Do I have enough faith?” No my friend, it is His blood alone that saves. And when God sees that you see that it is the blood alone that saves, He calls that faith in the blood, and every plague will pass over you!

God wants you to know that it is Jesus’ blood alone that saves because every time you think that your deliverance depends partly on God and partly on you, you will not have a settled peace in your heart. But when you know that it is the blood alone that saves, you will have an unshakable peace.

It was the blood that saved the children of Israel from the destroyer on that Passover night and it is still the blood that saves today.

Jesus Blood gives us eternal life, brings us into vital union with Christ, and heals us. Demons are terrified of the blood of Jesus. Devils cried out in pain in the presence of Jesus!.

John 1:4- whose holy blood came from His heavenly Father, In Christ blood was pure, divine life: “In him was life; and the life was the light of men”

Jesus blood was full of life and glory. That light is known and seen in the spirit world. Evil men hate that light.

Now that’s my Jesus!! By His blood He defeated the devil, and by His blood He has delivered us form the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of His SON. The one who conquered death, hell, and the grace is the One who terrifies demons with blazing eyes, and a sword in His mouth, and seven stars in His right hand. This is the Jesus I serve.

Only Jesus blood can save!

If you need more scriptures on the blood of Jesus or prayer please don’t hesitate to contact me Pastor Lydia (+27) 82 954 2877 Whatsapp or lydiadreyer7@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

The Blood of Jesus (Blood on the doorstep)

The phrase “blood of Christ” is used several times in the New Testament and is the expression of the sacrificial death and full atoning work of Jesus on our behalf. References to the Savior’s blood include the reality that He literally bled on the cross, but more significantly that He bled and died for sinners. The blood of Christ has the power to atone for an infinite number of sins committed by an infinite number of people throughout the ages, and all whose faith rests in that blood will be saved.

On the night of the first Passover, many of the children of Israel were probably anxious.(Blood on the doorpost) Imagine one Israelite asking another nervously, “Did you hear that the angel of death is passing through tonight?”

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“Yes! We were told to put the blood of the lamb on the doorposts of our home and everything would be all right. Is that true?”

Like the Israelites, you might be wondering, “Can the blood really protect me? How much blood do I have to put on my doorposts? Will the angel of death get me if I am fearful?”th

Dear reader, don’t add to God’s conditions. He said, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you.” He did not say, “When I see the blood, plus your understanding, efforts, obedience, faithfulness and refusal to give in to fear, then I will pass over you.”

It is the blood of Jesus alone that delivers you. If you think that it is because of your faith, then you will always be wondering, “Do I have enough faith?” No my friend, it is His blood alone that saves. And when God sees that you see that it is the blood alone that saves, He calls that faith in the blood, and every plague will pass over you!

God wants you to know that it is Jesus’ blood alone that saves because every time you think that your deliverance depends partly on God and partly on you, you will not have a settled peace in your heart. But when you know that it is the blood alone that saves, you will have an unshakable peace.

It was the blood that saved the children of Israel from the destroyer on that Passover night and it is still the blood that saves today. And all you need to do for the blood to avail is to say, “Father, I thank You that the blood of Jesus alone covers me and my family. No evil, plague or disaster will befall me or my family because of the blood!”

The blood of Christ is the basis of the New Covenant. On the night before He went to the cross, Jesus offered the cup of wine to His disciples and said, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you” (Luke 22:20). The pouring of the wine in the cup symbolized the blood of Christ which would be poured out for all who would ever believe in Him. When He shed His blood on the cross, He did away with the Old Covenant requirement for the continual sacrifices of animals.

Jesus, the Lamb of God, sacrificed Himself to set you free. And when the Son sets you free, you are free indeed!

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