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Terry Fischer

His Life Wasn’t Dear

By | Cross, Eyesalve

Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.” Acts 20:23

 

I wonder how many of us would decide to quit our walk with the Lord if we were told that the only thing we can be sure awaits us in the coming days is bonds and afflictions. Paul stayed faithful, even though he knew what lay in store for him. The secret to his victory is found in the next verse. He did not find his life dear to him.

Raised in You

By | Evangelism, Eyesalve

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9

 

There is no better way for the unsaved to believe that God raised Jesus from the dead than to see Him raised in you.

Courage Obeys

By | Discipleship, Eyesalve

Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.” Joshua 1:18

 

This is the fourth time in chapter one of Joshua that the command is given to be strong and of good courage. Notice this is a command from God. A person may think, how can you command someone to be courageous if they have fear? Can you just command the fear away? No you can’t, but if you are willing to just obey what God tells you to do, you will be acting in courage. If you are going to fear anything, fear the consequences of not obeying God.

Generation To Come

By | Eyesalve, Ministry

Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying,” Joshua 1:1

 

Thank God there was another man who God called to lead and who God would talk to in the generation that followed after Moses. We have had men in decades past who have led Christ’s church and have had the Lord talk to them. Thank God we have such men today in our generation. I have a question for the young saints. Will there be such men in the next generation to come?

The Good That Jesus Did

By | Evangelism, Eyesalve

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Acts 10:38

 

Let us ask God to anoint us to do the kind of good that Jesus did. The good He did was heal people of demonic oppression. We could do all kinds of nice things for people, but what good would it be if they were left under the bondage of the devil?

Notable Miracles

By | Eyesalve, Remnant

Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.” Acts 4:16

 

Lord, grant that your power would be on display through us Your church, so those who witness it would not be able to deny it. Let us never cause those that we witness to become skeptics.

You Have to Take It

By | Evangelism, Eyesalve

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;” Acts 3:19

 

The word converted comes from the Greek word epistrepho which means to revert or turn. This word brings more clarity of what it means to repent. Salvation is a free gift, but you still have to do something to get it. I know saying something like that causes a lot of Christians to get nervous. However, you have to repent of your sins and turn away from them and turn to God if you want salvation. It is not different than if someone gives you a present. You have to reach out and take it from them. So if one is going to get saved, they have to humble themselves and turn to God to get it.

Prove to the World

By | Evangelism, Eyesalve

Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:” Acts 2:22

 

The “miracles and wonders and signs which God did” through Jesus, proved He was sent from God. If God did miracles through Jesus, who was the perfect Son of God, to prove He was from God, then how much more do we the church need God to perform “miracles and wonders and signs” through us to prove to the world we are from God.

Which Group?

By | Eyesalve, Holy Spirit

And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? 13Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.” Acts 2:12-13

 

When the Holy Spirit fell on the day of Pentecost, the Spirit gave utterance to them all and they spoke in tongues. There were two responses from the people. The first responders asked, “What does this mean?” The second responders accused them of being drunk. The first responders wanted to know more, they were open to know what it was all about. The second responders were doubters and skeptics. What group do you the most identify with?

Bring Back the King

By | Articles

King David’s third oldest son was named Absalom. For whatever reason, David had a special affection for this son. However, this son of his ended up turning against him. Here is what happened:

And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him. And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel. And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee. Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice! And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him. And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel…And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom. And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom” (II Samuel 15:1-6,12-13).

Absalom started a rebellion against his father David. What he did was usurp David’s authority as king. Usurp means to seize and hold (an office, place, or powers) in possession by force or without right. Absalom had no right to be king, but he schmoozed the people into preferring him as king over his father, David. Though Israel may have accepted Absalom as king, God didn’t. Remember how careful David was not to touch the Lord’s anointed? Absalom gave it no thought. This eventually ended up in a battle, Absalom and Israel against David and his warriors, and Absalom was slain.

Absalom was everyone’s favorite son.  The good looking, dashing son of the king. In all Israel there was none to be praised like him. He was the talk of the town. With his beautiful long flowing hair he had the fresh new look. Combine that with smooth talking flattery that he spoke, he stole the hearts of the people. He was telling the people that the king’s ways are no good anymore. He is old and outdated. If only you would let me care for you. The people fell for it. Now the people could boast about their new king as other nations marvel at him. He will impress them all.

After all, they don’t need the old king anymore. All the giants are dead, the battles are won. Now it’s time to enjoy our victory and spread our wings. The king isn’t relevant anymore. Even his music is old. Now it’s time for the world to take notice. We don’t need a warrior king anymore. It is a time for peace and love. In the same manner as Israel loved Absalom, the world will love our new brand of church.

Just as Absalom usurped David as king, so has a good portion of the fivefold ministry usurped King Jesus. You see, Absalom represents the unauthorized, unanointed ministers. What the ministry has done today is replaced King Jesus with another king. King Jesus is no longer the focus, church is now all about the people and what they want. I wonder how many churches here in America have Jesus sitting as king in their church on a Sunday morning.

To be king means to be sovereign. That means that the king has absolute authority over all his subjects. Who wants that? In this day of no restraint, do as you please living, why would anyone want to put themselves under any kind of demands. So if we can just get rid of the king (well, maybe not go that far), and replace him with someone or something more appealing like Absalom, then we will fill the pews. Then we will be loved and accepted by this world. We appreciated all that King Jesus did for us, but now it is time to move on.

Just as most of the Israelites were deceived by Absalom’s flattery, Christians fall for the same things. It doesn’t take much to deceive Christians today. I have heard it said over and over that people don’t like change, and that is true, but for some reason Christians are willing to change kings.

Have you grown tired of the same old Jesus? Have you set your heart on the next new thing coming down the pike? Jesus may be the same yesterday, today and forever, but there is nothing tiring or boring about Him. You may have grown tired, but it is not because Jesus is boring. It’s because you have allowed an Absalom to come into your life. You have allowed your affections to be on things of this earth instead of things above.

If this is the case in your life, you need to do what David said. “And Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle. Now therefore why speak ye not a word of bringing the king back? And king David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, saying, Speak unto the elders of Judah, saying, Why are ye the last to bring the king back to his house? seeing the speech of all Israel is come to the king, even to his house. Ye are my brethren, ye are my bones and my flesh: wherefore then are ye the last to bring back the king? And say ye to Amasa, Art thou not of my bone, and of my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if thou be not captain of the host before me continually in the room of Joab. And he bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as the heart of one man; so that they sent this word unto the king, Return thou, and all thy servants. So the king returned, and came to Jordan. And Judah came to Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to conduct the king over Jordan” (II Samuel 19:10-15).

You need to bring back the king. If Absalom is still alive in your heart, he needs to die.

The things of this world will fall apart. Anything that Christ is not in will fail. Ask for King Jesus to come back and take residence on the throne of your heart. He will come and do as you ask because His mercy endures forever.

It is sad that many people won’t come to Jesus until everything has fallen apart in their life, but Hallelujah, God will still take them. He will still be their king.

The church needs to bring the king back. If individuals who make up the church bring their king back, then the king will come back to the church. Let’s share in the plea for the church to invite their King Jesus back to His rightful place.

 

“And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING (sovereign) OF KINGS, AND LORD (supreme) OF LORDS” (Revelation 19:16).

 

If you want to see that name, written on Jesus’ thigh, then He must be your king now.