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Aug 22, 2019
Spirit and Flesh
The Spirit and The Flesh

The Struggle Between Spirit and Flesh

This audio teaching is about the struggle of the spirit and the flesh. The opening text for this study comes from Romans Chapter 7. In this great chapter of the Bible, Paul wrote about the struggle a Christian has with the flesh (sin nature) and the spirit (divine nature).
 
My friends, you surely understand enough about law to know that laws only have power over people who are alive. For example, the Law says that a man's wife must remain his wife as long as he lives. But once her husband is dead, she is free to marry someone else. However, if she goes off with another man while her husband is still alive, she is said to be unfaithful.
 
That is how it is with you, my friends. You are now part of the body of Christ and are dead to the power of the Law. You are free to belong to Christ, who was raised to life so that we could serve God. When we thought only of ourselves, the Law made us have sinful desires. It made every part of our bodies into slaves who are doomed to die. But the Law no longer rules over us. We are like dead people, and it cannot have any power over us.
 
Now we can serve God in a new way by obeying his Spirit, and not in the old way by obeying the written Law. Does this mean that the Law is sinful? Certainly not! But if it had not been for the Law, I would not have known what sin is really like. For example, I would not have known what it means to want something that belongs to someone else, unless the Law had told me not to do that. It was sin that used this command as a way of making me have all kinds of desires. But without the Law, sin is dead.
 
Before I knew about the Law, I was alive. But as soon as I heard that command, sin came to life, and I died. The very command that was supposed to bring life to me, instead brought death. Sin used this command to trick me, and because of it I died. Still, the Law and its commands are holy and correct and good. Am I saying that something good caused my death? Certainly not! It was sin that killed me by using something good. Now we can see how terrible and evil sin really is.
 
We know that the Law is spiritual. But I am merely a human, and I have been sold as a slave to sin. In fact, I don't understand why I act the way I do. I don't do what I know is right. I do the things I hate. Although I don't do what I know is right, I agree that the Law is good. So I am not the one doing these evil things. The sin that lives in me is what does them. I know that my selfish desires won't let me do anything that is good. Even when I want to do right, I cannot. Instead of doing what I know is right, I do wrong. And so, if I don't do what I know is right, I am no longer the one doing these evil things. The sin that lives in me is what does them.
 
The Law has shown me that something in me keeps me from doing what I know is right. With my whole heart I agree with the Law of God. But in every part of me I discover something fighting against my mind, and it makes me a prisoner of sin that controls everything I do. What a miserable person I am.
 
Who will rescue me from this body that is doomed to die? Thank God! Jesus Christ will rescue me. So with my mind I serve the Law of God, although my selfish desires make me serve the law of sin.
 
 
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  • Aug 22, 2019The Spirit and The Flesh
    Aug 22, 2019
    Spirit and Flesh
    The Spirit and The Flesh

    The Struggle Between Spirit and Flesh

    This audio teaching is about the struggle of the spirit and the flesh. The opening text for this study comes from Romans Chapter 7. In this great chapter of the Bible, Paul wrote about the struggle a Christian has with the flesh (sin nature) and the spirit (divine nature).
     
    My friends, you surely understand enough about law to know that laws only have power over people who are alive. For example, the Law says that a man's wife must remain his wife as long as he lives. But once her husband is dead, she is free to marry someone else. However, if she goes off with another man while her husband is still alive, she is said to be unfaithful.
     
    That is how it is with you, my friends. You are now part of the body of Christ and are dead to the power of the Law. You are free to belong to Christ, who was raised to life so that we could serve God. When we thought only of ourselves, the Law made us have sinful desires. It made every part of our bodies into slaves who are doomed to die. But the Law no longer rules over us. We are like dead people, and it cannot have any power over us.
     
    Now we can serve God in a new way by obeying his Spirit, and not in the old way by obeying the written Law. Does this mean that the Law is sinful? Certainly not! But if it had not been for the Law, I would not have known what sin is really like. For example, I would not have known what it means to want something that belongs to someone else, unless the Law had told me not to do that. It was sin that used this command as a way of making me have all kinds of desires. But without the Law, sin is dead.
     
    Before I knew about the Law, I was alive. But as soon as I heard that command, sin came to life, and I died. The very command that was supposed to bring life to me, instead brought death. Sin used this command to trick me, and because of it I died. Still, the Law and its commands are holy and correct and good. Am I saying that something good caused my death? Certainly not! It was sin that killed me by using something good. Now we can see how terrible and evil sin really is.
     
    We know that the Law is spiritual. But I am merely a human, and I have been sold as a slave to sin. In fact, I don't understand why I act the way I do. I don't do what I know is right. I do the things I hate. Although I don't do what I know is right, I agree that the Law is good. So I am not the one doing these evil things. The sin that lives in me is what does them. I know that my selfish desires won't let me do anything that is good. Even when I want to do right, I cannot. Instead of doing what I know is right, I do wrong. And so, if I don't do what I know is right, I am no longer the one doing these evil things. The sin that lives in me is what does them.
     
    The Law has shown me that something in me keeps me from doing what I know is right. With my whole heart I agree with the Law of God. But in every part of me I discover something fighting against my mind, and it makes me a prisoner of sin that controls everything I do. What a miserable person I am.
     
    Who will rescue me from this body that is doomed to die? Thank God! Jesus Christ will rescue me. So with my mind I serve the Law of God, although my selfish desires make me serve the law of sin.
     
     
  • Jul 24, 2019Rapture and Revival?
    Jul 24, 2019
    pastor farrell wilson
    Rapture and Revival?

    The Rapture is coming

    It is possible the Rapture of the Church could trigger one of the greatest revivals ever know to mankind. This teaching covers the time before the rapture of the Church. The Bible tells us the modern church will divorce themselves from Jesus Christ and His Cross. We are are living in these times when great apostasy has overcome so many churches.
     
    2 Thessalonians 2:1-8  Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,  [2]  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.  [3]  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;  [4]  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.  [5]  Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?  [6]  And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.  [7]  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.  [8]  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
  • Jul 20, 2019The Unblushable Generation
    Jul 20, 2019
    unblushable generation
    The Unblushable Generation

    Unblushable Generation

    If we have lost anything in this country, it is the right way.  When we look at the generation coming up, we should be in tears.  Today even the most innocent of our society, little children are exposed to every kind of wickedness with just the click of a button. Even public libraries are no longer safe havens for kids
     
    The human trait of blushing is seldom seen anymore. An unblushable generation is about to take over. A people that are no longer ashamed of any wrong, they will laugh at evil. 
     
    So where can we learn wisdom in these evil days we live? Many treasures of how a nation should repair itself are found in the Prophets of the Old Testament.  Can we fix this nation? Very doubtful that we will see this wickedness stop in America. But as we are on the verge of God’s Judgment, we are also anticipating a great harvest of souls.
    The story found in Jeremiah shows us the folly of rebellion to God's Word but also the promise of Grace for following in obedience. 
     
    Jeremiah 6:15-21  Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.  [16]  Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.  [17]  Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.  [18]  Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.  [19]  Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.  [20]  To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.  [21]  Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will lay stumbling blocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon them; the neighbour and his friend shall perish.
     
  • Jun 15, 2019The Devils Gospel
    Jun 15, 2019
    The Devils Gospel
    The devils Gospel has been preached since the Garden of Eden and continues to this hour in our world.  This hard hitting message addresses modern issues impacting churches and society
     
    Genesis 3:1-5  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?  [2]  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:  [3]  But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.  [4]  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:  [5]  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
  • Jun 9, 2019Pentecost Sunday
    Jun 9, 2019
    Pentecost Sunday logo
    Pentecost Sunday

    Pentecost Sunday

    A sermon preached by Pastor FL Wilson on Pentecost Sunday 2019. The message explains who the Holy Spirit is, what He does and why the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is important. One of the main emphasis of this message is the Baptism with the Holy Ghost has the initial physical evidence of speaking in other tounges. 
     
    John 16:7-14  Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.  [8]  And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:  [9]  Of sin, because they believe not on me;  [10]  Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;  [11]  Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.  [12]  I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.  [13]  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  [14]  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
  • Jun 2, 2019Pray For The King
    Jun 2, 2019
    Pray for the King
    Pray For The King
    In this sermon hear the unique connection between President Donald Trump and the Hebrides Revival.
     
    "Franklin Graham has asked all churches to pray for our President, Donald Trump today. Just have to be honest, at first I was somewhat ambivalent about this call to prayer . A social media post from President Trump about LGBT had fostered my feelings . But as I was praying and asking God if this was the right thing to do, my studies for that day lay before me, it was the story of three kings that were not in the will of the Lord but yet because of someone that knew the Lord, God used the kings to accomplish His work." - Pastor Wilson

    Much can be learned from this passage:

    1 – We get in trouble when we seek the help of the world and not the Lord

    2 – All it takes is one to know the Lord for the Lord to move

    • I look at our President and wonder what in the world sometimes , I am not convinced he is saved BUT he has done more to protect my freedoms of Christianity. He has protected the rights of the unborn
    • Mike Pence is a Christian. All it takes is one in the crowd.

    3 – Despite the failures of Jehoram and even Jehoshaphat not enquiring of the Lord before going out to battle, God still gives the miracle through the prophet

    So I have to say, lets pray for our President, lets pray for our Vice President, lets pray for our country
     
    2 Kings 3:9-12 So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and the king of Edom: and they fetched a compass of seven days' journey: and there was no water for the host, and for the cattle that followed them. [10] And the king of Israel said, Alas! that the LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab! [11] But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD, that we may enquire of the LORD by him? And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah. [12] And Jehoshaphat said, The word of the LORD is with him. So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.
  • May 16, 2019Changed Forever
    May 16, 2019
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    Changed Forever
    Pastor Farrell Wilson gives his miracle testimony in this podcast. Starting from a young age , Brother Wilson was going down a wrong path that almost killed him. He shares the horrors that meth and alcohol brought into his life. The testimony of a Sonlife T-Shirt that changed forever his direction is shared in this audio. His testimony has been literally heard across the globe on Sonlife Network over the years. 
     
    Discover how the Message of the Cross delivers drug addicts and alcoholics from bondages that seem unbreakable.
  • Apr 18, 2019Made Alive
    Apr 18, 2019
    pastor farrell wilson
    Made Alive
    A sermon that teaches the believer who to live by the Spirit of God working by our faith in Christ and Him Crucified.
     
    "The Law of Moses cannot could not make you alive because our selfish desires make the Law weak. But God set you free when he sent his own Son to be like us sinners and to be a sacrifice for our sin. God used Christ's body to condemn sin. He did this, so that we would do what the Law commands by obeying the Spirit instead of our own desires. People who are ruled by their desires think only of themselves. Everyone who is ruled by the Holy Spirit thinks about spiritual things.  If our minds are ruled by our desires, we will die. But if our minds are ruled by the Spirit, we will have life and peace.  Our desires fight against God, because they do not and cannot obey God's laws. If we follow our desires, we cannot please God.  You are no longer ruled by your desires, but by God's Spirit, who lives in you. People who don't have the Spirit of Christ in them don't belong to him. But Christ lives in you. So you are alive because God has accepted you, even though your bodies must die because of your sins.  Yet God raised Jesus to life! God's Spirit now lives in you, and he will raise you to life by his Spirit."
     
  • Apr 8, 2019It Will Be Worth It
    Apr 8, 2019
    pastor farrell wilson
    It Will Be Worth It

    It Will Be Worth It

    Pastor Wilson encourages believers to finish the Christian race, to stay the course. Heaven will be worth every trial and tribulation we endured on Earth to serve Jesus Christ. 
     
    Revelation 7:9-12
     
    After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;  [10]  And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.  [11]  And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,  [12]  Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
     
  • Mar 12, 2019Where Did God Go?
    Mar 12, 2019
    pastor farrell wilson
    Where Did God Go?
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    A sermon preached by Pastor Farrell Wilson from the book of 1st Kings 19:8 . This podcast covers the topic of where God is in the middle of our trials and temptations. 
     
    Brother Wilson is the pastor of the Lighthouse Church in Grenada Mississippi.