Greetings in the precious name of Jesus!
The First Step
The first step is to know Jesus. To those who do not know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord here is the prayer for you to pray. "Dear Jesus, I come to you as a sinner. I know you died for me and shed your holy blood for my sins. Forgive me of all my sins and come into my heart and I will serve you Lord for the rest of my life. Come on in Jesus, come into my heart. I believe that you have forgiven me and that I am sin free. Thank you Jesus for my soul salvation."
1. The Kingdom of God is at Hand Get Ready
Building the Kingdom of God
We would like to welcome you to Spirit of the Dove Ministries. It is our joy and honor to be used by the Lord Jesus to serve each of you and to call you into a deeper walk with Jesus our Lord. A walk empowered and directed by the Holy Spirit so that we can be used by God to help usher in the Kingdom of God.
We have been called to reach the nations and so we are here to obey that call and proclaim the Kingdom of God, Jesus as Savior and Lord of all and to announce his soon return as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We are here to tell you of his wonderful love, gifts and faithfulness. We endeavor to follow and obey the Holy Spirit and in union with the Holy Bible to call others to the same.
We believe that every follower of Jesus needs the empowerment of the Holy Spirit (the Comforter) as promised by the prophecies of old and by Jesus to comfort us, lead us and train us to follow Jesus as citizens and ambassadors of the Kingdom of God on earth until he returns again.
The Holy Spirit is our Comforter, guide and teacher. he has been sent to supernaturally empower us to be witnesses of Jesus and his kingdom. He is to prepare us for the work of the ministry, teach us how to live like Jesus and send us out as witnesses of Jesus the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Jesus will come again soon, as we wait for his soon return of Christ.
The Kingdom of God is Being Built
The Kingdom of God is being built with living stones (the Church/the people of God) chosen and called out by the Lord himself through the power of the Holy Spirit. We are those stones who have responded to the proclamation of the Gospel telling us of the Lord’s love for us, his sacrifice on the cross where he shed his blood for the forgiveness of our sins, rose from the dead forever conquering all the enemies of God and is now sitting at the right hand of God waiting for his enemies to be made his footstool and for the marriage supper of the Lamb and his perfected Bride who has washed herself and made herself ready under the power, instruction and guidance of the Holy Spirit. this process of santification will be complete with the Spirit and the Bride are in unity and say come Lord Jesus.
2. Jesus is the Chief Cornerstone
As we go forth in the name of Jesus to proclaim the Kingdom of God, Jesus is the chief cornerstone of the Kingdom that is built as we come in under the Holy Spirit building our foundation with the right foundational mortar and joints that holds and brings together the living stones (you and me) to form the temple which we are as the building of God.
3. The Blood of Jesus
The blood of Jesus has washed away the sins of the world and bought salvation and freedom for mankind. Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin and we would be without hope in the world but Jesus became a man so that he could redeem mankind and make us his forever. This is the ultimate foundation of the Kingdom of God, that God would be the sacrifice for mankind and that this great act of mercy and grace would be the cornerstone, the foundation of the foundation upon which he would build a Kingdom that he would allow his redeemed onces to share and enjoy with him forever. What a King, What a Hero, What Nobility and all by the spilling of his own blood and suffering. Who is like our King? There is no one like him!!!!
4. The Holy Spirit is the Masterbuilder
The Holy Spirit is the Materbuilder, he choses the stones, shapes, molds, teaches, comforts, leads, guides and directs us as we love, follow and seek to faithfully serve our great God and King. Be encouraged that you are not alone because Jesus has left us the comforter, the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit was sent to comfort us, teach us, lead us, guide us and direct us. The Lord Jesus commanded us to wait on the Spirit to endue us with power from on high before going out to proclaim Jesus. This empowering will make us witnesses that effectively proclaim Jesus as Lord and Savior, we are building the kingdom of God as we walk in obedience to his direction and await the Lord’s soon return.
May we love and pursue him with all our hearts until we see Jesus and hear him say well done. May we be wise virgins having our lamps full of the oil of the spirit so that when the bridegroom comes, we can go out unto him and not miss him when we are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb of God.
Jesus came to seek the lost, to call sinners to repentance, to set the captive free and to proclaim freedom to those in prison/bondage. Let us carry forth the banner of heaven and maintain the testimony of Jesus our redeemer and coming King.
We believe that the church is losing its passion and purity through compromise and complacency. That the church needs to return to genuine Biblical faith in our supernatural God and receive the promised empowerment of the Spirit as promised by Jesus to comfort us, lead us, teach us and bring to our remembrance the things that Jesus taught us.
We can’t truly serve him in the flesh, we must have the spirit of God and be filled with his power from on high to be enabled to live a life that glorifies the Lord and enjoys the communion of his presence. We need him so that our prayers produce faith, holiness and dedication to the Lord and we receive our requests.
Remember that we have been called out of the world but will fail without his Spirit! Truly, we can do nothing lasting in the flesh because whatsoever is born of the flesh is flesh. However, in the Spirit we can serve him because whatsoever is born of the Spirit is Spirit. May he fill us to overflowing and use us to glorify Jesus by the POWER of HIS SPIRIT. The counselor has come let us go on with Jesus to the empowerment of the Spirit and to fulfilling the Lord’s plans for our life to build his kingdom
Let’s discuss the Kingdom of God and what goes into building it. Jesus is the Cornerstone. We are the living stones
or Bricks. We have been born of the spirit to be citizens of the kingdom as the Bride of Christ. We are to cloth ourselves appropriately - the Bride has to wash herself and make herself ready.
5. Preparing the Mortar for Your Foundation
The Mortar is made by mixing our walk with mortar from God’s word to strengthen our temple structure.
The Mortar is our walk mixed with the blood of Jesus– the Holy Spirit as the foundation and joints that tie it all together to make us one temple.
A. The Holy Spirit is the Master Builder.
B. Defending the Kingdom –Prepare for battle –the weapons of our warfare are mighy through God to the pulling down of strongholds - the armour of God
C. Marriage Supper of the Lamb
D. The Bride of Christ
“And the Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations and then shall the end come”. Prepare and be ready!!!!
6. Soil: “What Is Your Foundation Built On?”
“What Is Your Foundation Built On?”
A. A founding or being founded
B. An endowment for an institution (b) such an institution
D. The face of a wall, house, etc.
Foundation: Bible Reference Companion
A. The base or support
What kind of a foundation are you standing on in your spiritual walk? Have you made it firm or are you on shaky ground? If so, you need to take note and begin to use the proper tools to firm up your foundation.
The blood of Jesus is our first step to make sure we start out to build with Salvation. What will you mix with the “blood of Jesus” to firm up your foundation?
Your next step is to be filled with the Holy Ghost just like on the day of Pentecost, in the upper room as they all began to speak in tongues as the Spirit came into them. Then we have the teacher who will go with us to build a firm foundation as we need and study the “Holy Bible” and then we must obey and apply this word to our minds.
He must have the proper “mortar” mixed together to build on this firm foundation to receive the end results.
Conclusion: We are the clay—mud. Jesus blood is the liquid to be added to the mud to make the “mortar” and then the Holy Ghost is our “power tool to be used” for the end results so that we have a solid base and the storm of life cannot take us over and wash away. We have the security in our life and in our minds to stand firm in our spiritual standing tall and not able to fall because of worldly circumstances, illnesses or anything else cannot weaken our foundation. Praise God we are eloquently, firmly put together.
1 Cor. 3:9 - 11
9. For we are laborers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. 10. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed that he buildeth thereon. 11. For other foundation can no more lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Mortar: A mixture of cement or lime with sand and water to find bricks or stone.
What you put into your spiritual foundation is what you will get out of it.
Eph. 2:20, 21, 22
7. Living Stones: The Bride of Christ Part One
8. Living Stones: The Bride of Christ Part Two
9. Power Up: Our Secret Place With God
10. Prepare for Batttle: Putting on the Armor of God.
12. Holy Spirit: Demonstratuion of Power
13. Return of the King: Are You Rapture Ready
ARE YOU READY FOR THE RAPTURE?
If not, thank God you still have the time and opportunity to prepare. The soon coming of Jesus for His Bride is fastly approaching. There is but ONE flight out, so, if you miss it, there will be no second chance and you will have to suffer hardship and death to make it to heaven.
Here are instructions for you to follow:
A. Be saved by the blood of Jesus.
B. Be filled with the Holy Ghost
C. Keep your self clean and pure and watch for His return.
If your not ready, the days following His return will be very difficult at best and there will be no Holy Spirit to draw you to Jesus. The Holy Spirit will take his flight with the Bride of Christ.
Today is the day of salvation. Don’t be guilty of missing the most spectacular event in history (I Corinthians 15: 51-53) Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption , and this mortal must put on immortality.
(I Thessalonians 4: 13-18) But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
God has promised to take us out before the Tribulation begins.
(Revelation 3:10) Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Pray that you be counted worthy.
(Luke 21:36) Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Thank God you still have a chance to get right with God. As a minister of the Gospel, it is my duty to warn you and make sure you know the truth. If not, your blood will be on my hands. Now that I have given you the truth, it is your responsibility to do as you will concerning your soul. I pray that you make the correct decision before it is too late. I hope you realize that your soul is at risk! There will be no second chances.
14. Marriage Supper of the Lamb: The Bride of Christ