Next Live Meeting:
RHM Live & FAAD Chat

Days
:
Hours
:
Minutes
:
Seconds

Bookstore



The Kingdom of God, Part 6: How God Makes the Changes

  • The Kingdom of God, Part 6: How God Makes the Changes from Jim Jarrell on Vimeo.

    I would like to welcome everyone to the sixth video in the series on moving into the Kingdom of God. I would also like to thank everyone from the fight against anxiety and depression group, this group is so important to me. And I want to express my thank you to Dion and Sylvia for allowing me to do this at Refreshing Hope Ministries.

     

    I said in my last video, that Jesus had said in John 14:13&14; “Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do. I said that I had not reached the point where I could ask Jesus for anything yet, but it is my ultimate goal. I believe that Jesus is saying that we should be able to pray for someone to be healed and they get healed. It should not be sometimes it happens other times it does not. Jesus said we could ask Him anything and I believe Him.

     

    After my last video ran on Refreshing Hope, a young lady named Sandra Colby sent me a question about a scripture. She asked me to explain 1 John 3:22&23 which says; Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight. This is His commandment that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.

     

    I am so glad that Sandra asked this question, because it gives me the opportunity to show everyone from scripture how I came to understand this teaching. These are the scriptures that I put into practice and saw the changes happen in my life. Like I said earlier, I have not fully reached this point but I know that I am further along in this process. To me, it seems like this process takes a long time to develop. Here the Apostle John is explaining the things he had said in John 14. He says there are two things we should be doing if we expect Jesus to do whatever we ask of Him. We should keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

     

    If we look at these scriptures in context, we can see clearly what I have spent the last 5 videos saying. The Apostle John says in 1 John 3:19-24; We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight. This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us. The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

     

    I think the Apostle John explains the things I have already said in my earlier videos so well. He tells us exactly how to know that the Holy Spirit is convicting us, because we will feel our hearts convicting us. If our hearts are not convicting us and we see that we have received just what we asked of Him, we will certainly have confidence that we are doing what is pleasing to Him.

     

    Given the fact that the Apostle John was a part of Jesus’ inner circle, if anyone should know, it would be him. All through the Gospels, we can clearly see that John, his brother James, and Peter were in that inner circle of friends. They were able to experience things that no one else could. They were even allowed to be on the mountain top when Jesus was transformed, they even saw Moses and Elijah pay Jesus a visit. If John says we can do the things that are pleasing in His sight, then it seems to me, a reachable goal.

     

    When we feel our hearts convicting us, then we must confess whatever the cause is to Jesus. The Apostle John tells us in 1 John 1:8&9; if we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Now, this is where experience comes in. What I have seen is that my heart will convict me of something and I will confess it to God and be forgiven. But it seems like the enemy knows exactly what I have confessed and been forgiven of. Almost every time very shortly after, the same kind of situation will happen, and I find myself doing the same thing over and over until I am given victory over the behavior. I have had the same circumstances happen too often to not be the enemy. It seems that once I get the victory, then the circumstance will not happen for a while. I believe God wants us to have the victory, He just allows Satan to temp us until we do. I do believe that we can reach the point where we really do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

     

    I believe that by working this process, we will come to the point where we can fulfil our role as the bride. The Apostle John said in Revelations 19:7-9; “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’” And he said to me, “These are true words of God.” If we as the bride are to make ourselves ready, then it would only make sense that the Bible would tell us how. I have spent a lot of hours studying, praying, and seeking God. I have seen this work in my life, and I believe it will work in yours as well. Let’s look at this process one more time. Repentance, and be baptized, receive the Holy Spirit as our guide. In doing this, we will have experienced being Born Again. As we allow the Holy Spirit to convict our hearts of the things we are doing against God’s will, we can confess them and be forgiven and be given the victory over them. I believe that there will come a time where we will find ourselves entering into the kingdom of God. Then we should be able to ask Jesus to do anything and see it happen.

     

    Some time ago, my wife asked me a question. She asked; “what do you see happening in your life as a result of what you believe?’ I answered her with; “my growing in love for others. In Matthew 22:35 -40 Jesus is talking with the Pharisees as they ask Him questions. The Bible says; One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ “This is the great and foremost commandment. “The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ “On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

     

    As we can clearly see from this text, God is trying to bring us to a place of love. Jesus explains that the whole law and the prophets were trying to tell us just that. I believe that when we learn to love each other and Him with the love He is looking for, we will be able to ask Him to do anything. I so desire to see everyone healed and set free from the things that hold us back. I believe that all God ever wanted from us, was to love Him, and to treat others the way we want to be treated. As we allow Him to change us, we will grow in love!

     

    Thank you all for being here, and as we grow in maturity, love should be the result!


Tip: You must be logged into the website to leave comments.

 

Social Sharing

3 comments
  • 1
Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thanks so much for taking the time to share God's wisdom with us, Jim, we truly appreciate!

May 18
  • 1
Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

It is my true pleasure, I just hope that there will be fruit produced from this. As I have said before, I can take some one to the finest Resaraunt in town and buy them the best meal on the menue, but it will not do them any good untill they put their fork in to it and try it. I hope that someone will get this teaching and put it into practice.

May 18
  • 1
Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

That's the truth, brother!

May 18