Slain in the House

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But Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds, the officers of the host, and said unto them, Have her forth without the ranges: and him that followeth her kill with the sword. For the priest had said, Let her not be slain in the house of the LORD.” II Kings 11:15


I suppose Jehoiada did not want Athaliah, who took it upon herself to be king, to be killed in the house of the Lord because it is a place of life for mankind, not a place of death. I wonder how many of our churches today have become more of a place of death for people instead of life. We need the Spirit to be in our churches if life is to be offered, otherwise people are just being “slain in the house of God.”

Eyesalve: Precious to God

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Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15


It is precious to the Lord when any of His saints pass on to go and be with Him. It is also precious to the Lord when those of us who are still living die to our old nature. You may have wondered why you seem to get more than your share of trials and temptations. Well it is because it is precious to the Lord to watch you die.

Eyesalve: The Power of God

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That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” II Corinthians 2:5


Many in this generation, who claim to have become a Christian, lack a power encounter with the Lord. Salvation is radical. Man goes from darkness to light, from death to life. But for many so called believers, their conversion is ho hum. The problem is with the church. Instead of depending on the power of God to bring people to saving faith, they trust in their own wisdom and ability. How can a person have a power encounter when there is no power to encounter?

Eyesalve: Death First

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And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.” II Chronicles 7:5


There can never be a real dedication unless there is a death first.

Eyesalve: Prepare the Next Generation

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And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.” I Chronicles 22:5


King David, before his death, ordered stone to be hewn and cedar to be gathered and nails to be made from iron, for the construction of the temple. So too, must the church and ministry today prepare the next generation to lead and minister to the church, the house of the Lord.

Eyesalve: Don’t Be A Stranger

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But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.” Num. 3:38



I wonder how many times we have entered the sanctuary, the place where we worship the Lord with the brethren, and have been a stranger to the Lord all week. We cannot allow ourselves to be all caught up in the affairs of this world all week long and then think we can casually stroll into church Sunday morning and everything is alright. Aaron and his sons had the duty of keeping charge of the sanctuary. They were to keep the purity there. You and I have charge over our personal sanctuary, the temple of the Holy Ghost. We must not embrace anything strange to the Lord. We must not allow our temple to be defiled. If we all keep our temple pure, God will have no problem with us when we show up Sunday morning.

Eyesalve: Overcomers

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“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” Rev. 12:11

There truly is “power in the blood,” and the testimony of how God saved us and what He did for us cannot be denied. Who can tell you that what God did for you isn’t true when you know it is. You just know that you know that you know. And then our ability to overcome concludes with not loving our life unto death. When you reckon yourself dead, you don’t fear death. When you reckon yourself crucified, sin and temptation have no power over you. “…but, whosoever will loses his life for my sake, the same shall save it.”