Dead But Affirmed To Be Alive

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Acts 25

“But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.”

FESTUS HAD JUST ASSUMED OFFICE, AND HE WAS SADDLED WITH THE “BURDEN” OF PAUL; but wanting to please the Jews he timidly asked Paul if he was willing to go to Jerusalem to face trial there. But Paul refused!
Our attention is drawn to Festus’s words concerning Paul, Festus said that Paul has held or affirmed that Jesus who was dead was alive.
Both Festus and Agrippa knew that if what Paul is saying is true then it holds grave consequences for all of humanity.
It means that Jesus is everything He claimed to be. He claimed to be God; He claimed to be the Messiah; He claimed to be the Savior of the world; He claimed that all that believe on Him will have everlasting life; He claimed that all that receive Him not will perish in everlasting torment.
By being raised from the dead, it means that all that He, Jesus, claimed to be is true.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ was the central theme of the early church. It must recapture our focus in this day and age.
Yes Jesus was dead, but Paul consistently affirmed that He, Jesus, is alive.
Yes Jesus was dead, but I consistently affirm that He is alive!
Yes Jesus was dead, but what do you affirm?
Paul affirmed He was alive even at the peril of his own life!

Jesus is alive, His resurrection is our justification!

To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!

Touching The Resurrection of The Dead

 

Acts 24

“Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.”

PAUL SAID THAT IT WAS TOUCHING the resurrection of the dead that he was being called in question.
The subject of the resurrection of the dead is extremely important.
Is death the cessation of human consciousness? Is death the very end of it all? Does it all end when we die? Does man become extinct when he dies?
The answer to all of these questions is, Nay!
Death is not the end of it all. Death is not the terminus of life. In actual sense, it is just a major bus stop from which the real life begins.
When a man dies, he departs his body; and enters the spirit world as a disembodied spirit. In that condition he must be restrained in the spirit world in Heaven in bliss anticipation of his resurrection, or in Hell in torment in awful anticipation of his resurrection, depending on what they did with Jesus Christ when they were alive on earth.
Because man was never designed to live without his body, even though dead, he still really wants to be reunited with his body.
Because Jesus was raised from the dead, all that are dead and that die will be raised from the dead. Paul said in 1 Corinthians, “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” 1 Corinthians 15:22. He is talking about physical death and the resurrection in that chapter.
During the resurrection, those that believe on the Lord Jesus Christ shall be raised with glorious bodies unto everlasting Joy. And after a thousand and seven years, those that believed NOT on Jesus Christ will be raised with decomposing, putrefying bodies unto contempt.
The issue of the resurrection of the dead is important.
Are the dead raised? Emphatically yes!
The dead shall be raised according to their order: Christ being the first fruit, afterwards they that are His at His coming, and lastly, they that are not His (those that were not saved before they died). 1 Corinthians 15:23
“And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.” Acts 24:15
The resurrection of the dead WILL SURELY take place! Alleluia!
To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!

Walking In His Will

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ACTS 23

“And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.”

WE LIVE IN A GLORIOUS AND unrivalled generation. The human population is bursting forth; technology and entertainment are at their pick. Despite these developments and more, man is still basically the same. He still has the same basic needs he has always had. The same spiritual needs that humanity had millennia ago, man still has today.
As a result of the present culture of fun, many have misunderstood that many times God leads us even into hard places for His own purposes and for our reward.
We are amazed that the Lord Jesus appeared to Paul here to comfort him in the midst of this hard trying time, and to encourage him to be steadfast because he will still testify of Him also in Rome.
When we find ourselves in hard places, we must be faithful, we must be of good cheer trusting the Lord to lead us on.
All of God’s dealings are not always entertaining and fun; as we grow in the things of God we learn to consecrate our lives to Him more and more for His glory and eternal purpose.
Our lives are not ours but His, sometimes He may lead us to do things that are uncomfortable to our flesh at the moment. And though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we will fear no evil.
Our goal in life is never happiness and comfort but the fulfillment of the very purposes for which we were born.
Paul had the glorious honor and privilege of preaching in Rome and had some converts even among Caesar’s household!
It is my prayer that you will pursue with zeal, disregarding even the hard places, the very purpose for which you were born!
Don’t quit because it is hard! Don’t quit because you are pressed in on every side! Don’t quit because you are confused! Don’t quit because people are against you!
Somehow, in your hard places, God will send you comfort to see you through. You will never walk alone! God Almighty is with you! And remember, count it all joy! Alleluia!
To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!

Our Oneness with Christ

Oneness With Christ

Acts 22

“And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.”

WE ARE ELATED AT THIS VERY TRUTH demonstrated by the Master’s response to Saul of Tarsus.
This man Saul in a blind rage had gone on to persecute ruthlessly the church of Jesus Christ. He had made havoc of the church. Beating and throwing into prison any one: man, woman or child that professed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
On this road to Damascus, the Master Himself meets him, and asks him why he is persecuting Him.
Saul must have been shocked at the encounter. He was a Pharisee, they believed in supernatural encounters! He knew the person He was meeting was divine!
But in other to be sure, he asked Who art thou Lord? In other words, who are you that am persecuting you?
This is the question that brought the answer that shook Paul to his very bones.
The Master answered him; I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.
I really wonder how Saul of Tarsus handled this information. He must have been stricken speechlessly impotent.
He was not persecuting God’s people, he was not persecuting Christ’s people; he was persecuting Christ Himself.
In that statement the curtains are drawn and we are brought into the oneness of the Believer with Jesus Christ.
Suddenly it is clear that what He is, we are! We are emboldened with the fact that who He is, we are! We are elated with the fact that what He has, we have!
Little wonder John said, “as He is, so are we in this world.”
We have been brought into a glorious union with Christ. Jesus of Nazereth and us are one inseparable entity. We have been bound into one. We are Him, and He is us! What in the world can be greater than this beautiful, glorious truth!
When He came to the world, He took our place. Now He has made us that believe on Him to take His place. He is us, we are Him! To Him alone be glory, and honor, and power, and majesty, and dominion forever and ever! Amen!
Thank you Blessed Jesus for doing us this great honor! We honor you!
Revel in this truth today.
Anything that comes against you is coming against Him. You can’t lose.
To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!

Do Therefore This

Acts 21

“23 Do therefore this that we say to thee:”

We have four men which have a vow on them;
THIS IS A MOST TOUCHING scene. The great Apostle Paul, by whose hands the Roman empire had been shaken to its foundations; by whose hands mighty miracles had been wrought, and here he demonstrates a remarkable humility in that he obeyed James’ instruction.
Here we are not dealing with the rightness or wrongness of the instruction.
We are dealing with the fact that despite Paul’ s unrivaled success in the ministry, despite the fact that he had outdone everyone in the ministry of the gospel could condescend this low to carry out an instruction given to him by James.
It must be noted that James was the head (pastor) of the church in Jerusalem, and all the apostles worshipped in that church. That made James their leader.
James must have given the instruction for the overall good of the church. And Paul obeyed it.
Later on in this ordeal the Lord appeared to Paul and comforted him and encouraged him to hold on.
We are most astounded by Paul’s remarkable humility.
He obeyed even though it almost cost him his life. But God protected him and blessed him greatly by given him the privilege of preaching in Rome and writing almost three quarters of the New Testament.
This is the stuff Paul was made of. Little wonder, he was indeed the greatest of all the apostles.
We can only learn from such a great life, knowing that God will take care of us.
To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!

Rev. Walter Timothy
The Super Church

None of These Things Move Me

Acts 20

“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”
THIS IS PAUL’S AFFIRMATION OF FAITH! OBVIOUSLY he is steadfast to his believe. He declares boldly that none of the things which he faces or will face moves him!
As Believers we should have the same resolve, we should be firm in our conviction, we are to be steadfast in our belief in the Lord Jesus and His eternal word concerning us.
Yes challenges are certain to come, but we are to be steadfast in the face of every contrariness and opposition.
We must learn to constantly affirm like Paul, in the face of impending contrariness or present contrariness, NON OF THESE THINGS MOVE ME! Alleluia!
Our greatness is unfathomable by the hoards of hell. Our victory is beyond their comprehension. Our authority in Christ subdues them.
We only need to stand our ground in the face of their empty intimidation!
You have been exalted with Christ and you are seated at the very right hand of the Majesty on High.
Indeed, none of these things move you!
Declare it today!
To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!

Reverend Walter Timothy

The Super Church 

What Proceeds From Your Heart?

Mark 7

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: all these evil things come from within, and defile the man. MARK 7:21-23
THE HEART OF MAN is the production center of everything he possesses in life. It is the manufacturing plant of his life.
Many times people say God is the one that determines EVERYTHING that happens to them in life. Really?
No He is not! You are!
I had to use three verses today because they are all one sentence from the Master.
The Master is talking about what defiles a man’s life. The Greek word for defile is “koinoo”, it also means to pollute, to make common.
The Jews believed that it was what a man ate that defiled him spiritually. The Master countered that.
He makes it clear that it is not so. He says that it is what proceeds from a man’s heart that pollutes his life!
Now notice, He said that from the heart proceeds evil thoughts etc.
This is the reason Proverbs says to guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues or forces of life.
You see, the things that pollute one’s life come from the heart.
Sometimes people act wickedly towards others, they cannot stand to see others blessed. If they perceive you are any better than them, they become hostile. They are allowing it to come forth from their heart. They are permitting envy and jealousy to issue forth from their heart.
Sometimes some people cannot sleep well because another person is doing very well. If they came to church and hear a testimony of someone’s mighty breakthrough, they had just had a bad day.
These things are matters of the heart that need to be dealt with.
Many people are not content any more with what they have and where they are as they aspire and journey towards greater things.
Such people are only happy if they are the center of attraction, if they are the only ones things are happening for!
Such people need to deal with their hearts. You don’t know what people are doing with God in the secret and in the ministry of the gospel.
All these evil come from within and defile a man.
You can stop all these evil coming from within. That is why God gave us the fruit of the spirit to replace all these, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance”
When the fruit of the spirit dominates you, then “all these evil” will have no place in your life.
It is my prayer that your heart will be free from all these and be dominated by the fruit of the spirit.
Remember this is your greatest year so far.
To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!

Rev.Walter Timothy 

Overcoming Unbelief

Mark 6

“And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.”
UNBELIEF HINDERS the flow of the power of God.
Right here in Nazareth, the Master COULD NOT do any mighty miracles because of the unbelief of the people.
Their unbelief hindered the Master from performing outstanding miracles..
This unbelief stemmed from familiarity.
As a result the people could not enjoy the fullness of the Blessing of God for them. Yet it was available.
They could have had more. They could have enjoyed more. They could have experienced more. It was all available to them through the Master.
The Master had to help them out. He began to teach them.
He taught them what He had always preached in Luke 4. He told them, He was anointed by the Spirit of the Lord to bring them glad tidings, heal them, bring them the acceptable year of the Lord.
That was the cure for their unbelief.
Unbelief can be overcome, by hearing the Word in the area of the unbelief. And receiving the ministry of the one God sent to you.
Unbelief can stop one from enjoying God’s best. It can be overcome. And it is time to trash every area of unbelief. So you can receive His best in your life.
It is time for mighty acts of God in your life. You may have seen little acts of God, now it is time for mighty acts. Glory to God.
To the ends of the earth.
God bless you richly with great grace and many Blessings.

Rev. Walter Timothy

Keep On Saying It

Mark 5

“Mar 5:28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.”
THIS IS A VERY VITAL truth!
This woman’s condition was very dire. It was a hopeless case. There was no way out.
The society could not help her. The doctors had not proven of any help.
But that was not the end of the road for her.
She had received the truth. And now she must work with the truth she had received.
She did!
It begins with her mouth.
She said!
Tree of Life version says: For she kept saying, “If I touch even His clothes, I shall be healed.”
Notice, “For she kept saying”
She just kept saying.
She didn’t just say it once. She kept saying.
And she did get what she was saying.
That is the principle.
You have to say it and you have to keep on saying it.
She kept saying! Glory to God!
If you keep saying it, you will have it!
Go to work now….
To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!

Rev. Walter Timothy

Are You Getting BIGGER?

Mark 4

“Mar 4:32 But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.”
THE MASTER IS TALKING ABOUT THE MUSTARD SEED. When it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it
This mustard is usually the smallest of all seeds.
You see, it doesn’t matter how small your life is now.
This parable is talking about you.
You are growing!
And as you grow, you are going to shoot out branches.
Many people are going to lodge under your shadow.
God is going to use you to lift up many.
You are going to be the reason many will smile.
You are a great tree with many branches.
People and families will find shelter under your shadow.
Don’t be moved by what you see and feel now.
Many may look down on you. Don’t let that move you.
You will shelter them!
Stay focused on the calling of God in your life.
He will lift you up and use you to shelter many.
To the ends of the earth.
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings.

Rev. Walter Timoythy