Published by Jerry Baysinger on 12 Jul 2019

THE MIND OF CHRIST

Have you considered the fact that if you belong to Christ Jesus, that you have the ability to always make the right decision at the right time? It is written in 1 Corinthians 2:16, For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. No, that is not a misprint. We as followers of Christ Jesus, armed with the Holy Spirit, are not only are able to receive instructions from the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us, but we also have “inside information” into every situation we face.

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Published by Jerry Baysinger on 07 Jun 2019

OVERCOMING FAITH

It is written in 1 John 5:4-5, “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

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Published by Jerry Baysinger on 04 Apr 2019

WHERE IS YOUR FAITH?

Without a doubt, all of us face trials at one time or another, and it makes no difference if you are a Christian or not. The devil is an “equal opportunity destroyer” who would just as soon destroy you as much as me, it makes him no difference. But it DOES make a difference to him when he runs into someone who has faith and isn’t afraid to use it.

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Published by Jerry Baysinger on 02 Nov 2018

AND THAT’S THE TRUTH

As I listen to those around me, many speak of problem areas in their lives, and I tell them God has a solution, but most say, “Maybe so, but that’s the truth.” Well, that may be “their reality”, but does that line up with “God’s reality”?

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Published by Jerry Baysinger on 19 Oct 2018

SATAN FALLING AS LIGHTNING

We as believers upon Christ Jesus have WAY more authority than we are using, and that’s a sad thing. Here we go around doing our “victory dances” when for the most part, most don’t even exercise authority over even the most normal circumstances in our lives. We moan and groan over the junk the devil throws at us, and never consider the fact in 1 John 4:4, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD.”

So, knowing the Greater One is in us, WHY do we let the devil push us around? Well I’ll tell you this, I don’t let him push ME around, and neither should you!

Look at what the Lord Jesus told His followers in Luke 10. This was after He sent the seventy out to preach the Kingdom, and they returned to Him with joy because even the devils were subject to them. Check it out:

16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Did you catch what Jesus said in verse 18? Satan got booted out of heaven onto the earth, then to add insult to injury, Jesus gave His followers authority over ALL the power of Satan and his angels. So why do believers fear Satan and his crew? Beats me! It sure isn’t Biblical, I’ll tell you THAT!
I know believers that have been constantly harassed by the devil for years on end, asking God for the grace to endure. They’re praying wrong! We should all be asking for the WISDOM to use our authority to OVERCOME! If you want to allow yourself to be constantly bombarded by the enemy while you duck behind your shield of faith, then that’s YOUR business, but I’m not a ducker, I’m an OVERCOMER! And God has given me enough wisdom to recognize the fact that we have ALREADY been given everything we need to put the devil and his crew under our feet.

I’ll make this short and sweet today: ask the LORD to give YOU wisdom about the authority you already have, and the COURAGE to use it. Today can be the beginning of a much better life for you, if you put this to work. A lot of people talk about warfare. Let me tell you, the war has already been won by Christ Jesus. The dust settled over 2000 years ago, and the Lord Jesus returned to heaven and handed us the victory and He told us to “Occupy till I come”. That means He gave you the same authority on earth that He wields, and to USE that authority to keep His earthly Kingdom in order, just as if He was doing it Himself. That means for all believers to MAINTAIN the victory that Christ Jesus won for us, not to let the devil rise up and take power again.

I hope this jacks you up a notch or two, and puts a gleam in your eye from today forward. Remember, Satan IS a defeated foe, so he is no threat to you if you are in Christ Jesus! And if you AREN’T? Today is your day! Make Christ Jesus the LORD and SAVIOR of your life and start your life as an OVERCOMER! And never let the devil beat you again!

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 05 Jun 2015

DON’T GIVE UP !

My last article was about “Stay The Course”, and I’d like to expand somewhat on it today.  Some people think that confessing the Word of God over your life daily is just too much trouble, and though they may do it for a while, many get weary of it and stop.  Back in 1993 I was dealing with terminal cancer, and immediately started using the Word of God against the cancer and stayed with it, and the cancer left my body.  So, did I quit confessing the Word?  Nope, I stayed with it, and still do so yet today 22 years later.  When will it be “enough” and I can quit doing it?  When I die, perhaps.

Why is it some seem to get immediate or quick relief, while others just keep struggling on?  I really don’t have a “thus saith the LORD” answer, BUT, twenty two years has taught me a thing or two, both from my own experience, and from that of others:  you don’t give up speaking the Word of God EVER!  Some have confessed to me that they were faithful confessing the Word for a while.  That “for a while” differs from person to person, perhaps a day or two, or a week or two, or a month or two, or a year or two.  But “for a while” doesn’t get the job done, for the most part.  Just like spraying for bugs “for a while”, you think you’ve beat them, but just when you stop spraying, one day in the not-so-distant future, you see one, then another, and then pretty soon, they’re all back with all their extended family.  So it is when you stop confessing God’s Word.

You may “coast” for a while with seemingly no ill effects, but while you’re “coasting”, the enemy is building their attack against you, and you may find yourself up to your armpits in alligators, so to speak, and wonder, “How did THAT happen?” I’ll tell you how it happened: while you were holding up your shield of faith, hiding behind it, you failed to yank those fiery darts out of your shield and start hurling them back at the enemy.  Therefore, the enemy decided he was safe in mounting another attack on you, for you were not giving him any opposition whatsoever, and he called in his buddies to join the party against you.  Now he’s winning and you’re fighting for your life again, wondering, “Why is God letting this happen to me?”

First off, God is not letting it happen to you.  YOU ARE!  God has given you His Word to win the battle with, but He won’t make you use it.   Remember something, my friend, no war has ever been won with a good “DEFENSE”.  Wars are won by going on the offense, and if you’re going to “overcome”, then you won’t do it hiding behind a shield, or being spiritually lazy.  God will stand by sadly and watch you go down with your ship if you fail to use the resources He has given you.  Oh, He won’t be happy about you losing, but hey, He gave you everything you need to win, what are YOU going to do with it?

Nobody wants to hear that, but if I’m going to really help you, I must always tell you the truth.  God cannot lie, He cannot deny His Word, nor will He ever leave or forsake you.  BUT…He expects YOU to do YOUR part, and use His Word to change your thinking, your speech, and your actions.  God will NOT “possess” your mouth and make you speak His Words.  No, He gives you the opportunity to overcome, just like the Lord Jesus overcame, and sits by His heavenly Father.  And if YOU want that badly enough, you will do likewise.

Last night at a meeting I overheard a friend talking about “his diabetes” and it saddened me.  Before I could speak out, another told him, “You don’t have diabetes, Jesus bore all your sicknesses and diseases”. But the man replied, “Yes, BUT….” But WHAT? Either Jesus did so, or He didn’t, which is it?  The truth is, He did, but is it that man’s truth, or is it just truth for “someone else”?  That man evidently had given up confessing his healing, so it wasn’t manifest for him.  Yet, another with the same condition can stay on the Word, and be delivered from his condition, while others who give up, are not.
What then is the problem?  Is it the Word of God?  No, the problem is failure to stay with the Word until you prevail.  How long does that take? Till you prevail.

That’s where many fail.  They fail to enter the race to WIN.  Many enter races, all enter hoping to win, but ultimately the winner will be the one who trained hard and ran no matter how tired they were or how sore they got.  They entered to WIN, period.  There was no other option, no “almost won” or second place for them.  For them, “second place” is first place LOSER.  And that’s the way I feel, too.  I’m going to win, or it isn’t worth the bother.

I’m training winners.  There is no “second place”: either you enter the Kingdom of God, or you don’t.  I’ll do everything in my power to help you win, to help you overcome everything that stands between you and victory, to teach you from God’s Word, pray for you, encourage you, exhort and correct you, BUT I CAN’T RUN YOUR RACE FOR YOU!  That’s YOUR job.

Everybody says, “I just want to hear about Jesus.” No you don’t!  You need to know your enemy if you’re going to win.  The devil is relentless; he never calls in sick, never takes a vacation or a day off.  He is bent on your destruction, and while you are “resting in Jesus”, he is mounting his next attack on you.  That means you cannot let your guard down for even a second if you don’t want to be blindsided.  Worshipping and praising God, giving Him thanks, and confessing the Word of God is your most powerful weapon, and the devil has no defense against it whatsoever.  As long as you are using your weapon, you win.  Set it down though, and before long you’ll wish you hadn’t.

Whether you’re fighting for your health, or your finances, or your family, or whatever, the strategy remains the same, DON’T GIVE UP!   Keep at it however long it takes until you win.  God will back His Word, but it’s up to YOU to use it, and not sparingly.  That brings me to the “sowing and reaping” part.  A farmer doesn’t go out in the middle of his field and plant one seed and realistically expect an overabundant harvest, does he?  No, he sows GOOD SEED abundantly and expects an abundant harvest.  Too many preachers use “sowing and reaping” tactics to “fleece their flocks” out of their money, while doing nothing to prepare them to be overcomers for the Kingdom of God.  This isn’t about you “getting rich”.  This is about you becoming a better servant of Christ Jesus so you may hear the words “Well done, my good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your LORD!”  That’s what it means to overcome.

But by diligently using the Word of God as the center of your life, you also partake of the “benefits” that you are admonished not to forget about in Psalm 103:2-3.  You can be disease free, whole, forgiven of all your sin, and actually experience the peace and joy of the LORD in your life, right here, right now in the present time.  That’s why it’s called “the present”.  God’s Word is His gift to you, so that you may have life, and have it more abundantly. But it won’t happen like berries falling off the tree on you.  You will have to put your diligent effort into it.  But hey, isn’t the Kingdom of God worth it?  All the overcomers will be there, and you’re cordially invited, that is, if you don’t give up.

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 29 May 2015

STAY THE COURSE

Time and time again I hear from people, “I’m going through _______(you fill in the blank), and I just haven’t seen the victory yet.  How long do I have to keep confessing God’s Word over the situation?”  My reply is always the same: what does the Bible say? Until you overcome. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 09 Jan 2015

STAY WITH THE PLAN

Many people make plans in the beginning of a new year, hoping to bring about a desired change in their life.  Maybe it’s to save up some money, or to lose some weight, or to make a purchase, but whatever the reason, it usually doesn’t take long for something to happen to disrupt our plans, right?  Maybe your plan for this year is to draw closer to God.  Whatever your desire, do you think the devil is going to look at it and approve it and leave you alone to accomplish it?  Not a chance.  What do you do about it when things start going amiss?  Do you think of giving up when you have more month left at the end of your money, or when the good times leave and your mother-in-law WON’T leave? Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 15 Jan 2012

YOUR HEALING IS PAID FOR-Audio Sermon

Why some never seem to get their healing, and how to remedy the situation.  Length: 26:00 minutes.

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Published by Jerry Baysinger on 21 Feb 2011

GOD LEFT US IN CHARGE- Audio Sermon

This is a teaching about using our God-given authority to accomplish His will on the Earth.  God expects His children to be in charge here, , not the devil and his crew.  Why are we crying out for GOD to do something, when He gave US authority on earth?  Length 45 minutes 31 seconds.  Also available on CD.

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