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Sunday Sermonette by MarleneAnne Morphew 24-3-19
Marlene Anne Morphew Ministries/Rusty A Lang
rustyalang@westnet.com.au
 
LUST FOR POWER

Why do you fear Satan as though he is more powerful than God?
Do you not know the Lord can destroy wickedness with the sweep of a broom of destruction (Isaiah 14:23)?

Satan takes beauty and makes it ugly. Takes music and makes it noise. Takes unity and makes it into disunity. He turns truth into lies and life into death (John 8:44).

IF we let him. 

He only has the power we give him in our lives and delegated authority (exousia) from God the Father for specific purposes (Job 1:6-12).

Satan’s boastful pride and lust for power (Isaiah 14:12-21) came from his evil heart. ‘I will make myself like the Most High’ (like God himself).

Earthly lust for power is also full of self and pride. It wants a throne of its own making; trappings to be noticed above the heights of God and people.

Titles and position mean nothing to the Lord. His authority was not flaunted. When we take the front seat before invited, dress to impress and distinguish ourselves from the populace we elevate ourselves. This demonstrates lust for power. 

Beware brothers and sisters, Satan will use any wrong motive to bring us down, discredit our ministry and delete the supernatural power (dunamis) available to us.

In Luke 20:46,  Jesus told us to ‘beware of religious people who walk around in long robes, and love respectful greetings in the market places, and chief seats in the synagogues, and places of honour at banquets..’ 
 
Satan’s main tool is sin for sin lusts for power. To follow him and his ways will lead to destruction, death and hell. Instead, believers on Jesus Christ are to be wrapped in salvation wearing the robe of Jesus’s righteousness (Isaiah 61:10). 
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If you are reading this and have been alienated due to pomp and ceremony of the elite in Christianity, I ask you to forgive us and beseech you not to judge Jesus by this. He was fully man and fully God yet dressed in the clothing of the day. He holds many titles (Saviour, Lord, the Christ) yet died a horrible death so we would be reconciled to Father God and have an eternal inheritance in heaven.
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SUNDAY MESSAGE by Marlene Anne Morphew 17-3-19
Marlene Anne Morphew Ministries/Rusty A Lang
rustyalang@westnet.com.au

In Matthew 12:30, Jesus said, ‘He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with me scatters.’

MAKE NO APOLOGY…..
For stirring up hell before leaving this earth. 
For preaching the gospel with passionate fire. 
For stirring up lukewarm believers to be true disciples.
For wanting believers to be filled; walking in the Holy Spirit.
For basing theology squarely on the Word of God.
 
For being ready to sacrifice anything to obey the Lord.
For obeying God rather than man.
For choosing who influences you. 
For spending time in intimacy with the Father.
 
For exposing sin where and when it is found.
For lovingly challenging those who refuse to listen to God.
For wanting people to become all they can be under God.
For exercising tough love when it is required.
 
For being open, transparent and honest, living a life pleasing to God.
For preferring being alone than the company of foolishness.
For saying “NO” to being anything other than who God made you.
For not bowing to ungodly demands from others.
 
For not indulging fake leadership.
For rejecting compromise.
For refusing to just “play” church.
For choosing to worship alone than be entertained in corporate.
For being gracious to the ungracious and kind to the unkind.
For preferring the company of people seeking truth to those who profess to have the truth but do not.
For having a checked past. No one can judge what God has forgiven.

As for me, I MAKE NO APOLOGY for advocating the reformation of the intended foundation of the ecclesia; built on the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers with Jesus Christ as the cornerstone (Ephesians 4:11-16).

Where do you stand?
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JESUS IS COMING:
WAKE UP! SHAPE UP! CLEAN UP!
Revelation 3:1-6
 
SUNDAY MESSAGE by Marlene Anne Morphew 10-3-19
Marlene Anne Morphew Ministries/Rusty A Lang
rustyalang@westnet.com.au
 
‘Wake up and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die…’  (v2a)

Jesus is about to send his Spirit to turn over the tables again; to cleanse the places of worship. Sand in the hourglass of time has already turned. Time is running out quickly. 

The Lord is warning all believers and so called believers in Jesus Christ, those who call themselves Christian in name only, to wake up, clean up, shape up their lives and places of meeting. He is coming to overturn the tables again. 

He is coming to cleanse what does not belong in his house of prayer and in the temples of the Holy Spirit – the bodies of believers. He is coming in the full power of his Holy Spirit to restore order and reverence; to tear out sin and wickedness, compromise and complacency; all religion, disrespect and luke-warmness. 

 ‘And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.’ (Matthew 21:12-13).

Jesus made two explicit claims concerning Himself while on earth. He claimed to be the Messiah of Israel (the Christ), and He claimed to be God come in the flesh (Matthew 16:16; John 11:27; Mark 14:61). This two-fold claim is the essence of the message which Jesus challenged men to believe concerning Himself (John 20:31).

It is time to seek the Lord Jesus for healing of body and wholeness of soul found in believing who he said he is.  
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TEAR DOWN THE WALLS
Sunday message by Marlene Anne Morphew 3-3-19
Marlene Anne Morphew Ministries/Rusty A Lang
rustyalang@westnet.com.au

Are you looking at things as they are outwardly while neglecting your own soul?
Your own calling?

Perhaps you are not even sure you will be going to heaven. Then now is the time to tear down the walls and allow the Holy Spirit of God to rebuild your life.

Or perhaps you are a believer in Jesus Christ but you have allowed walls to rise up and stop you from answering the call of the Spirit of Jesus? Pride? Scared of losing control? Afraid what you think you may have to give up? Family opposition? Burdens of the world?

In Joshua 6:1-27, is the first battle in the conquest of Canaan after the Israelites crossed over into the land God had promised them. The walls of Jericho fell after Joshua's Israelite army marched around the city blowing their trumpets; no weapons of war.

The people of God also have battles to face today, ‘For though we (believers in Jesus Christ) walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses’ (2 Corinthians 10:3-4)

So what walls are we to tear down?

We are destroying speculations (imaginations) and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ…’(2 Corinthians 10:5).

The work of any Christian ministry is in a spiritual warfare with spiritual enemies, and for spiritual purposes. Outward force is not the method of the gospel, but by the power of truth and the meekness of wisdom. Conscience is accountable to God only; and people must be persuaded to God by the Holy Spirit, not driven by force.

Thus the weapons of our warfare are very powerful; the evidence of truth is convincing. Greater than any opposition made by the powers of sin and Satan in the hearts of men and women. The preaching of the cross, by men and women of faith and prayer, has always been fatal to the walls of idolatry and wickedness.

Take a step today – tear down the walls……for humility only labours to obedience.

Posted 2-3-19
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WATCH YOUR WAY
Sunday Message by Marlene Anne Morphew 24-2-19
Marlene Anne Morphew Ministries/Rusty A Lang
rustyalang@westnet.com.au
 
We all start to die from the moment we are born. No one will escape death. It may come early or late but it will come.
 
Although people may not admit it, it is the unknown of what happens after death that fills us with dread. 
 
Word - Watch your way. Watch who you follow. Watch who you listen to; who influences you. For there is only one Lord, one Spirit (Ephesians 4:1-6).
'I therefore the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love, being diligent to preserve the untiy of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling, ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPRISM, ONE GOD and FATHER of all who is over all and through all and in all.'
 
There are many crucifixions in history but only one person rose after being crucified - Jesus Christ.
 
Believing in the resurrection of Jesus Christ is pivotal to the Christian faith. Sceptics cannot deny the ten post-resurrection sightings of Jesus witnessed by specific people and a crowd of over 500 people (1 Corinthians 15:6) on a period of forty days! (Scriptures available).
 
This is the first haven of hope for believers. Then there is the second haven of hope. It is the resurrection of the Just at the end of the age. (Luke 14:14; John 5:28-29; the resurrection of the dead in Christ who are raised when believers are taken up to Jesus (1 Thessalonians 4:16). And those born again during the tribulation period (Revelation20:4) with Old Testament saints (Daniel 12:2).
 
However, all those who reject Jesus will face a second death. ‘But for the cowardly and UNBELIEVING and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death’ (Revelation 21:8).
 
Two resurrections, two deaths. When we die there are two places waiting; heaven or hell. 
Posted 24th February 2019.
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GO DEEPER - 'Deep calls to deep……' Psalm 42:7
Sunday Message by Marlene Anne Morphew 17-2-19
Marlene Anne Morphew Ministries/RustyA Lang
rustyalang@westnet.com.au
 
Behold, the triumph of the Cross of Jesus Christ runs deep. 
His love is as deep as your scars.
 
Does sin have a hold on you? 
Have you found the secret to eternal life?
 
Jesus can make your heart whole again. 
 
Perhaps you have a flimsy relationship with Jesus. You are wallowing around in the shallows, on the edge of belief. Nothing good grows in shallow murky swamps. 
 
God is silent when we hold back; when we are unwilling to surrender and trust him with our lives. We wonder why we struggle. We think God has forgotten us. We are oppressed on all sides by enemies within and without. Our soul becomes despaired and disquieted. 
 
God does not speak to our soul but connects with our spirit, the very heart of man. A place made for the Holy Spirit to dwell. As we allow God to tap into our spirit within us, our soul begins to come in line with his Holy Spirit bringing us deeper into unity with the living God. 
 
Then we can freely say, “Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.” (Psalm 432:11b)
 
Let me ask again, has sin got a hold on you?
 Going deeper means yielding and surrendering every part of our lives completely to God. 
 Going deeper means being willing to let go.
 Going deeper means hating sin and loving righteousness.
 Going deeper means accepting the exchange of our old life and receiving a new one in Jesus Christ.  
 
So long as we possess any part of our lives, the influence of the Holy Spirit of God is limited.
 
In Romans chapter 6:13, 16, 19, Apostle Paul writes.
Do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God”
 
The deep things of God are calling to the deep part of man. The Spirit is calling man to come deeper. Deeper into the Father’s love, deeper into his Word and deeper into a secret place of intimate prayer.
Posted 17th February 2019
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