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Basic Training for God’s Army
Born-Again, Baptized in the Holy Ghost Soldiers
Pastor Dale Carter Sr.
(Write out all scriptures found in bold print and parenthesis)
Week Seven-2

August 31, 2016

The Kingdom of God is in You-Now
Luke 17:20-21

20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. KJV

You have within you, right now, everything you need to enter this cycle of Victory Miracle Living. But you say, I do not feel any different. Maybe not. But it is time for you to accept and recognize the revelation of all God wants to do in and through you now.

Stop for just a moment and repeat this truth with me out loud and mean it from the very bottom of your heart and soul: “WHEREVER GOD IS OPERATING IN POWER THROUGH HIS SAINTS, THERE THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS ON EARTH TODAY.” Let’s say it again. Say it at home until you absorb it into your spirit and believe it! Do not ever be trapped into thinking that the Kingdom of Heaven is just a distant place that we are all going to be instantly transported to someday. This limited thinking only fosters a pie in the sky inactive thinking. Our purpose is to reveal the Kingdom Now. Jesus cleared up some very crucial questions regarding the Kingdom of Heaven for the Pharisees and Sadducees 2000 years ago. It seems that these men, too, were confused about the Kingdom of Heaven. They wanted to know, “What is it?” “Where is it?” “When is it going to come?” 
Luke quotes Jesus as saying:

20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. KJV

From the beginning of this Bible study, the great question has been, “What shall we do that we might work the works of God.” I have been asking you to look at your hands and realize that through YOUR hands God will demonstrate His Spirit and power so that YOU can preach the Word of God not by word only, but with an example by demonstration of the Spirit and power.

Now let us not only look at our hands, look at our feet also. Know that wherever those feet take you, they are taking the Kingdom of God. And in many instances, you are the only representative of God’s Kingdom that some lost souls are ever going to see!

You Can Have Faith Without Struggling

In the latter part of lesson 6 we were told that Christ appeared to the eleven disciples in a room where Jesus scolded them for their unbelief and turned right around and sent them out to turn the world upside down. Earlier Jesus told them:…..Have Faith in God. Mk. 11:22. 

Let’s look at this scripture. “Have Faith in God….Could it be that having faith in God is to say that we have faith that God will do the works of His Word. Shouldn’t we have the same faith that God has? So maybe we ought to have, “God’s Faith” or “Have the faith of God.” There is a big difference between saying, Have faith in God, and saying, Have God’s Faith or having the Faith of God. Have Faith in God is the act of man’s will power and the other, Have God’s faith or Have the Faith of God. Is the work of God in our lives? 

Jesus knew that His disciples, each one, possessed all the faith necessary from the Father to carry out their commission. He knew they had the faith to produce the proof that Jesus was the Son of the Living God and in Him and Him alone there was salvation, healing and deliverance. We may ask, “How can I have the kind of faith that will produce that kind of proof?” There’s great news for all of us, we already have it, and it’s just waiting to be manifested. As we speak, it has already happened in some, as it did Monday night and there were some where the manifestation was just on the edge of a breakthrough. It will happen when: Self” gets out of the way and let God’s faith take over. This is called exercising your faith.

Three Ways to Exercise Your Faith

    1.Through the Word: So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. (Ro. 10:17)
    God will activate and increase your faith.
    2.Through Prayer and Fasting: 
    Jesus told the disciples WHY their faith was not strong:
    Mark 9:28-29. “And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?     And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”
    3.By Putting Your Faith Into Action: 
    James 2:17. Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

Faith is a Fact…But Faith is an Act.


One major key in “Working the Works of God” is you must be willing to Put Your Faith Into Action. With God’s direction, and His timing, you must learn to take active, bold steps of faith. No one puts this better than James does:

James 2:19-20. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

Great battles in the natural world were won through Active Faith, and great Spiritual battles are won the same way by putting your faith into action. 

Heb 11:32-34. And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

We, you and I together with God’s Faith are going to do the same things.

    •Conquer and break the chains of Drugs and alcohol and elicit sex. (Sex out sided of marriage)
    •Gain and experience what the Word of God has promised. (Truth, Righteousness and Holiness)
    •Become powerful in battles with the Devil
    •March into the enemy’s camp and recovery all that’s slipped away. (Our kids, our finances, our integrity and restore a     good report of ourselves)
    •Raise a Standard that all men and women and rally around.

Prayer. “I have heard Your voice and by the unwavering faith of Jesus Christ, Your Son Who lives within me, I will become an active part in God’s Army. Lord, help me to make my feet Your feet, my hands Your hands, and Your Words my words….I will walk forward in Your Faith and Power. I will exercise the faith You have given me. I will be victorious because You are the Author and Finisher of my Faith.

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Basic Training for God’s Army
Born-Again, Baptized in the Holy Ghost Soldiers
Pastor Dale Carter Sr.
(Write out all scriptures found in bold print and parenthesis)

Test
Week 7
September 14, 2016

True or False

1.__Jesus chose the disciple because they were very influential men.
2.__Jesus know there would never be anyone like any of them.
3.__They were fill with courage and faith.
4.__They were near perfect men.
5.__None of them had a wife to worry about.
6.__When Christ came out of the tomb He established a New Covenant.
7.__Only His resurrection could consummate this covenant.
8.__The New Covenant included, John 3:16, John 6:40 as well as Rom. 10:13.
9.__Every person has a part in God Army.
10.__ It’s been said that there are eight kind of people in God’s Army.

Fill in the Blanks

But ye shall___________________, after that the ______ ______is come upon you: and ye shall be ___________unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the ____________ ______of the earth.
The ruler knowing that his daughter was ______ ask Jesus to come and ____ ____,______on her and ____ ______ ____.
The disciples _____ ______ on the ____________ and _____ ___________ the _____ _____.
These are the ______ that will do the _______ of _____.
Your ____ in God’s Victorious Army is to ____ ____ the ____ ____ and _____ the ranks. Your __________is to do the _____ of God ____________, ___________, and ____________.
We must _____ together ____ together and _________ together.

True or False

1.__The Kingdom of God is in Heaven
2.__You have within you right now all you need to this cycle of victorious living.
3.__Wherever God is operating in power through His saints, there the Kingdom of God is on earth today.
4.__Our purpose is to reveal the Kingdom of God now.
5.__Where ever your feet take you, they are taking the Kingdom of God.
6.__The Kingdom of God lives within you.
7.__Jesus scolded the disciples for their unbelief.
8.__Jesus told them to go back home, they were not useable.
9.__We should have the Faith of God not just Faith in God.
10.__Jesus knew that His disciples possessed all the faith necessary to fulfil their commission.

Multiple-choice

1.Faith cometh by: a. Learning. b. Reading c. Activity d. Hearing 
2.Weak faith is caused by: a. Over-eating b. Short hair c. A lack of Prayer and Fasting
3.Action faith: a. Shown by works. b. Dreamed about. c. Not for everyone
4.Great battles are won by: a. Active Faith. c. Lots of prayer. d. Attending Church

True or False
1.__God’s Army needs Converts.
2.__The biggest thing needed in the Church today is disciples
3.__Satan tries to conquer you by false doctrines.
4.__There is very little different between a convert and a disciple.
5.__Converts spend more time watching T.V. than in prayer and studying the Word
6.__The Disciples did not become ornaments sitting around the synagogue.
7.__We are the salt and pepper of the earth
8.__We are the light of the world.
9.__We are to let our light shine before all men.
10.__Salt will never lose its savour.
11.__A disciple is one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another.
12.__The disciples were so close to Jesus that they only preached at night.
13.__Most disciples are fair weather friends
14.__To work the works of God you must be with Him continually in your heart.
15.__The same anointing that flowed through the disciples flows through you today.
16.__There are only three areas that must be kelp at the forefront of you walk with God to grow from a convert to a disciple.
17.__There are three things to do to see a breakthrough to victory. 1. See the world through God’s eyes. 2. Take your place as a disciple. 3. Do not underestimate yourself.

Basic Training for God’s Army
Born-Again, Baptized in the Holy Ghost Soldiers
Pastor Dale Carter Sr.

Week 7
August 24, 2016
Get Off The Sidelines

Mark 16:15

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Have you ever wondered why Jesus chose the caliber or quality of men that He anointed with super-natural power to be His disciples and preachers and sent them into the world to carry on the ministry of Jesus? My observation is that Jesus knew that we’d be coming on the scene and He did away with every excuse that we could come up with 2000 years ago. Peter denied Christ to His back, Thomas denied Him to His face and all the others ran away in time of trouble. None of them believed Him which they proved by going to the empty tomb, including His own mother.

The reason Jesus gave these men the greatest commission a human being could receive is that Jesus saw what He could make of them. Perhaps even after all the doubt and fear in their hearts, all the faithless events and statements, Christ knew that one day every one of them would surrender their anemic abilities and courage completely to Him. When that occurred then Christ, through the power of the Holy Ghost made Super-natural anointed channels within them which would explode into a River of Living Waters and would have an eternal effect on every person touched by it. 

So here we are today in the same position and, having to make primarily the same decisions as the disciples. The disciples had the verbal words of Jesus. We have an advantage over them. We have to written Word and that is what Jesus used to defeat Satan three times in the wilderness. If there ever was a wilderness today, we are in the middle of it. We have a Rainbow, a sign of a covenant between the earth, man and God that the earth would never be destroyed by a flood again and that all living things would not have to die.

When Christ came out of that tomb, He established a new covenant with the world and all men that He had spoken of even prior to His death. But it took His resurrection to consummate this covenant. (Covenant) John 3:16. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (Covenant) John 6:40. “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” (Covenant) Rom 10:13. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 

There is great prosperity and benefit of this written covenant. On many occasion men hear the words that are spoken but some words or meanings quickly escape their minds even as they repeat it. This written covenant will never change, it is the same for all men of all nations, creeds and origins around the world. It will never be re-written. It is the same yesterday, today and forever. This Word “was” Jesus, “is” Jesus, and will “always” be Jesus. 

John 1:1-2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Rev 1:8. “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” Luke 21:33-36. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 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.



What is My Part or Purpose in God’s Victorious Army?

Well, your part or purpose in God’s great Army is not to sit on the sideline and watch and hear the victorious army pass by. It’s been said that there are three kind of people. 1. “Those that watch things happen,” 2. “Those that make things happen,” and 3. “Those that wonder what happen.” Now God the Father and God the Son sent us God the Holy Ghost therefore providing us with all the tools, weapons and power we would ever need to attack, conquer and over-come all the weapons, lies, deceits and wiles of the Devil. Satan was defeated at Calvary when the Precious Blood of Jesus ran down that “Old Rigged Cross” and flowed upon the earth beneath it. When that Blood touch the earth which had been Satan kingdom, it destroyed all the power Satan had, has and ever will have. He became a defeated foe subject to the Word of God not only to Jesus but unto every Blood bought, redeemed by the Blood Child of God. Jesus took back what Satan had stolen and now he has no dominion over the children of the Most High God.

So now if you believe what is written, get up off the side line, quick watching and wondering what is happening and make things happen. By Faith step out into the ranks of God’s Army. One very important thing you will need, that is the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues, “as the spirit gives the utterance”. If you haven’t received the baptism yet, maybe you are trying to receive your way and not God’s way. As you pray for the infilling, what are you looking for? Don’t look for or seek anything but Jesus. Jesus is the baptizer, not an imagination in your mind. Your Baptism of the Holy Ghost is in the mind of Jesus. You won’t find it anywhere else It’s in the mind of Jesus so seek Jesus. Lift Him up, worship Him, praise Him and surrender your mind and tongue to Him. It is by the Spirit that we receive power to do the works of God. Now if you truly believe and want to be a vital part of God Army then by Faith surrender your complete “Will” to God. Receive what God has for you. How do you know what God has for you? “For it is Written.” 

Acts 1:8, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”  

Now as you step out and join the ranks of God’s Victorious Army, you will need the same desire, belief, determination, persistence and faith of the woman with the issue of blood, (Matt. 9:20) and the ruler that while knowing that his daughter was now dead ask Jesus to come and lay His hands on her and she shall live. (Matt 9:18) (Covenant) They (You) shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. (Mark 16:18). (Acts 8:17) The disciples laid hands on the believer and they received the Holy Ghost. 

So now with that in mind look at your hands as we have done many times before and say from your heart, mind and spirit, “These are the hands that will do the works of God, and Father by faith, as life my hands up to You, Lord Jesus, holding nothing from You I surrender my complete, and my total will and all that I have unto You, and by Faith I lift up my hands to You that they become anointed hands, capable of doing the works of God.

We asked the question, what is my part and purpose in God’s Victorious Army? Your part is to get off the side line and join the ranks. Your purpose is to do the works of God whenever, where ever and whatever. When will these things happen? They are happening right now as by Faith you take your position in this platoon of God’s Army. As you march to the tune of “Onward Christian Soldiers Marching as to War With the Cross of Jesus Going on Before. Marching to the same tune is very important. If we bind together, pull together and then march together we will add more and more of God’s created children to the Kingdom of God. 

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Basic Training for God’s Army
Born-Again, Baptized in the Holy Ghost Soldiers
Pastor Dale Carter Sr.

Week 6----6-3

Test

True or False

1.__We must strengthen ourselves daily by the Word of God.
2.__We must not give up until God’s purpose in our life is finished.
3.__Walking on the water was the greatest miracle Jesus accomplished
4.__The people followed Jesus because they love to hear Him preach.
5.__Jesus saw a great company and ask Philip to go buy some bread.
6.__Philip said it would take two hundred pennyworth of bread to feed them just a little.
7.__Peter said that there is a lad here which hath five barley loaves and two small fishes.
8.__There were about five thousand men.
9.__Jesus took the loaves, blessed them and gave it to the people.
10.__When all were filled He told His disciples to gather up the fragments that remain.
11.__John 10:37If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
12.__Miracles are and should always be a vital part of our ministry today.
13.__Most movements of Jesus was to get someone’s attention
14.__Great Churches, great preachers, teaches radio and television ministers are not important today.
15.__Jesus had a very specific reason for choosing ordinary men to be His disciples.
16.__Keep your eyes on God’s ability not your own.
17.__The future of the work of God will lie in the hands of simple folks, ordinary men and women.
18.__You aren’t worthy, you aren’t capable so you need to learn more and wait longer.
19.__Don’t let what happen to Peter in the Upper Room happen to you.
20.__Three of Peter’s weaknesses were, Too Eager, Too self-Confident, Too Aggressive
21.__Two of Peter’s Strengths were, Too Impulsive, Too Fickle, Cowardly.
22.__After Peter’s experience in the Upper Room he didn’t make any more mistakes.
23.__Peter would never be the same after the Day of Pentecost had fully come.
24.__Peter went beyond the poi9nt of blessing into a new dimension of power.
25.__People in Peter’s day and today want more than words, they want proof.
26.__If you have been baptized in the Holy Ghost the same power that Peter had is for you
27.__God’s power is not limited to our weaknesses.
28.__It’s not who you are, but what you will allow God to make of you.
29.__When God looks down upon man, He looks at what He can make out of that life.
30.__To do battle with Satan or struggle within ourselves we must first put on the whole armor of God.
31.__All have struggles in one way or another.
32.__Sometimes our struggles are with Satan other times they are within ourselves.
33.__The word of the Lord shall be quick and sharper than any two edged sword.
34.__The Word of the Lord is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
35.__The heart must be clean and pure and open to the Spirit of God.
36.__King David blamed Saul for the mess he was in.
37.__Matt. 4 tells us that Jesus was led by Satan into the wilderness so he could temp Him.
38.__After Jesus was tempted by the Devil for 40 days angels came and ministered to Him.
39.__God sent man the Bible so he would have a great book to read on a rainy day.
40.__From the very beginning of creation, man was the most important thing in God’s mind.
41.__You are one of God’s most prized possessions.
42.__You are a child of the living God.
43.__You are a heir with Jesus.
44.__We should and need to look at ourselves the same way God sees us.
45.__Jesus said, “They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

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Basic Training for God’s Victorious Army
Born-Again, Baptized in the Holy Ghost Soldiers
Pastor Dale Carter
(Write out all scriptures found in bold print and parenthesis)

Week Six -3

“See Yourself As God See You”

The Church was not born by great preaching. It was born in a demonstration of apostolic power manifested in the lives and ministries of men and women who were just as human as you and I, who got their eyes off their own weaknesses and failures and onto the power of God’s grace and His word.

When we read about the great heroes of faith who subdued kingdoms, who stopped the mouths of lions, who conquered the enemy when it seem impossible, who escaped the edge of the sword, who walked through the fire…..we fail to understand that every one of them sat where we sit at one time in their lives. They had the same failures, the same shortcomings, the same weaknesses and doubt. They had the same problems, the same battles, the same temptations as you and I. 

When God looks down upon man, He does not look at him for what he is….He looks at what He can transform that life into. You and I must begin to see ourselves as God sees us. How many have ever looked at yourself and wondered, “What does God see in me? How could He ever use me? I have failed God so many times, surely He cannot use me.”

I do not think there is one of us who does not have inner struggles. Some of the struggles we have are with Satan and other times we struggle within ourselves. Satan is overjoyed when we begin to condemn and look down upon ourselves. Struggling within ourselves is much dangerous that doing battle with Satan. 

To do battle with Satan or struggle within ourselves we must first put on the whole armor of God as found in (Eph. 6:10-18). Then the Word of the Lord shall be quick and sharper than any two edged sword piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Heb. 4:12). The heart must be clean and pure and open to the Spirit of God. We must need then to cry out to the Lord as King David did….Ps 139:23-24 search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. KJV Take note here that David was calling out to God for himself. He was not blaming someone else for the struggle he was having. People will never grow or mature in the Lord as long as they blame others for what is in their own heart. Some may have done you wrong, hurt your feeling or ruffled your feathers but it was YOU that planted it in your heart. (Ps, 36:2) Many folks are in continual battle with Satan simply because they do not apply the Word of God to Satan. Jesus gave us the battle plan that will lead to victory….(Matt 4:1-10). Satan knows what can happen when God’s people finally grasp the revelation of who they are in Christ.

Has life itself ever got so bad that you wished you could be like one or some of those great heroes of the Bible? Maybe Moses, or Abraham or what about David. If you study the lives of three great leaders of the Bible, you’ll find that they made plenty of mistakes maybe more than you have. Their mistakes got recorded in the Bible for the whole world to read about. How would you like that? 

A combination of two thinks happen in each of their lives that made them what they became. Moses quit running for his life, living on the back side of the desert trying to keep up with a bunch of stinking sheep and goat that didn’t even belong to him thinking he had only the ability to do nothing else because of what he had done in his past. And then he saw the bush, it was on fire and the fire leaped from the bush into Moses heart and after a time Moses saw in himself what God saw all the time. Abram was as a wondering nomad that had no idea where he was going. But without a road map or a GPS never stopped looking for a city not made by the hands of man. With no residents to call his own, he became Abraham the Father of many nations. Abraham became what God saw in him all the time. David saw himself as the youngest of all the family with not much of a future. But God saw him as King of Israel and the ancestor of the Son of God. 

“How Does God See You?”

Have you ever gave a thought as to why God sent His Word that we call the Bible to man. It wasn’t so that we had nothing to do on a rainy day we may take some time between Gunsmoke and the Roy Rogers show to read some of it. Most of us think that God sent His Word so that we could learn God and live a life acceptable to Him. But a reason just as important is that His Word exposes us. It tells us that we were created in the image of God and not just created but personally formed by His own hands. It tells us that before He created man, He made preparations and brought in existence everything man would need and gave him the opportunity to live forever. From the very beginning of Creation, man was the most important thing in God’s mind. The Word helps us to see us as God sees us. Here is a list of scriptures that will show you how God see you.

1.You are precious in His sight (Isaiah 43:4)
2.You are one of God’s most prized possessions. You have been bought with the precious blood of Jesus Christ. God’s only begotten Son. (John 3:16, I Corinthians 6:20)
3.You are His new creation. (11 Cor. 5:17), and you have been reconciled to God through His Son. Jesus Christ (II Cor. 5:19)
4.You are a child of the living God. (Gal. 4:4-7)
5.You are the righteousness of God in Him (II 5:21)
6.You are a joint-heir with Jesus. (Romans 8:17)
7.You are an ambassador…a diplomatic agent of the highest rank, an authorized representative (II Cor. 2:10)
8.You are a partaker of His divine nature. (II Peter 1:3-4)
9.You are a chosen generation…a royal priesthood (I Peter 2:5,9)
10.You are the Body of Christ. (I Cor. 12:27)
11.You are complete (noting lacking) in Him (Colossians 2:10)
12.You are the light of the world (Matt. 5:14)

Now if this is how God sees us how can we dare not see ourselves the same way? Now that we have discovered by scripture, we could be insulting God when we fail to recognize who we are in Him. He has raise us up from the base elements of this world and caused us to sit in “heavenly places”. When we fail to recognize who we are by our actions, we are actually denying the power of God.

Jesus knew who He was. Born into this world as a carpenter’s son, labored for his living alone side of His earthly father, but knowing all the time who He was. Driving nails into wood to hold a table together, knowing someday soon three of those nails would hold Him to an old rugged cross so that one day very soon He would be able to put a spread on a table that would be unlimited in whatever man would need.

Jesus Knew Who He Was….and announced it to the whole church world:

Luke 4:18-19

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. KJV 

And then past it on to us:

Mark 16:16-18

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 .They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. KJV 

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Training for God’s Victorious Army
Born-Again, Baptized in the Holy Ghost Soldiers
Pastor Dale Carter
(Write out all scriptures found in bold print and parenthesis)

Week Six -2

“Keep Your Eyes on God’s Ability”

Once again I want you to look at your hands. Lay everything down, take your hands, and look at them again. We need to do this every day until the Holy Ghost burns it so deeply within us that we will never forget it even after we complete this study. Now life those powerful hands right up, take a real close look at them and say out loud with me:

“The future success of the wok of God in this last day will not lie in the hands of great preachers. 
It will lie in the hands of simple folks, men and women, ministers and laypeople who will find the
 answer to the question. What must we do that we might work the works of God?”

“Do Not Focus Your Eves On Your Weaknesses”

As we give our lives to God it is not just for a personal individual purpose of benefit. It is mostly for the needs of those that are around you that are in need of a savor. Jesus did not come to earth to benefit Himself but that the world might be saved. (John 3:17) (Luke 4:18)

GOD SAID…Don’t look to the bigness of your need…Look to the bigness of your God! Your circumstances can become a stumbling block causing you to fall or at least a hindrance stopping you from seeing My Abilities...
If you keep your eyes on your circumstances, the devil will use your circumstances to defeat you and accuse the Word of God, the Written and Living Word...Your Victory is in keeping your eyes on the bigness of your God and His ability. He Has Promised to take you step by step by step, not all at once but step by step and each step will take you into a new dimension that will bring you closer to the will that God has for you.

Your victory is in keeping your eyes on the Bigness of your God and His Ability. God sees your weaknesses as His opportunity to show forth His ability and His power. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

When you learn to look beyond your weaknesses and shortcomings, beyond tradition, until all you can see is God’s strength, God’s resurrection power, God’s will and God’s revelation knowledge operating in your life then you will be transformed into a powerful dynamo just as Peter, Paul, James, John and the other disciples. You Will Be a Proof Producer!

No longer will there be any room for the worn-out excuses: 

1.I am not worthy
2.I am not capable
3.I am not ready
4.I do not know what to do
5.I do not have any talent

You are worthy! You are capable! Now is the time! You know what to do! Turn all of your will to God, get self out of the way and believe with all you heart that the Word of God is true and that the power of that Word flows through you body. Know this for sure, you are the temple of the Holy Ghost so don’t defile it. (1 Cor. 6:19-20) (Gal. 5:16-26)

“What Happen To Peter Must Happen To Us”

Do you think that if Peter had kept his eyes on his weaknesses, instead of the mighty manifestation of the power of God he experienced in the Upper Room, that he would have been able to say, “Silver and God have I none; but such 

as I have give I thee: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk”? Would he have lifted that man to his feet? What manner of man was Peter? Let look at some of his characteristics:

                                                    Strengths:                                  Weaknesses:
                                                        Eager                                           Impulsive
                                                        Energetic                                    Unstable
                                                        Self-Confident                              Fickle
                                                        Aggressive                                     Weak
                                                        Daring                                           Cowardly

Peter was no different than you and me. He made mistakes. Do you know anyone who has never made a mistake? We all have our own weaknesses. 

Peter made mistakes.

When Jesus took Peter with Him as a disciple and went off a little distance to pray, what did Peter and the other disciples do while Jesus was praying? They slept. When Jesus was on trial for His life, what did Peter do? He denied Him. Where was Peter and where were the other disciples when Jesus was hanging on the cross? They were hiding, they were afraid. Where were Peter and the other at the resurrection? Scattered, running, fleeing, afraid and unbelieving.

Jesus knew Peter’s weaknesses when He made him His disciple but He looked beyond, into the future to the day of Pentecost and He saw a different Peter transformed by the power of God.

In the third chapter of the book of Acts, we find Peter approaching the temple. He had come to this synagogue on many other occasions, but this time something was different. It was the same synagogue but it was not the same Peter. His body is the same, his physical characteristics are the same. He looks just like he did while standing before the fire on that cold crucifixion night but something has happen to him. Something was boiling up from deep within that had never boiled before. It was producing steam and power that was putting pressure on his bones that made his lid to rattle and he could no longer contain it. As he and John approached the entrance of the synagogue they encountered a cripple man, crippled from his mother’s womb that was brought the Gate Beautiful every day to beg for alms. No doubt, Peter and John saw this man every time they went to pray at the temple. But there was something different about Peter and John this day. Now as they were walking past this man something got a holt of them and they got a holt of something and neither could let go. Peter explaining that silver and gold have I none but craping the man by the hand shouted but such as I have give I unto thee, in the name of Jesus of Nazareth rise up and walk.

Is this the same Peter who slept while Jesus prayed, the same who said I do not know him? Is the same person who would not even approach the cross while his Master was on the cross bleeding and broken and dying? Is this Peter that told Mary that he did not believe Christ was risen?

What Happen To Peter?

The answer to the questions above is absolutely and defiantly NO, is NOT and will never be the same. The old Peter had passed away and behold the new Peter is now working within revelation power. Peter had experienced something on the Day of Pentecost that lifted him above his human limitations. He went beyond the point of blessing into a new dimension of power. He had failed in the past but his eyes were no longer on his own limited abilities. Peter knew it was not his own strength that made this man whole. He had experienced a breakthrough of God’s power that would enable him to turn the world upside down.

As a result of this great miracle 5000 men were born into the Kingdom of God. The mind of the world has not changed. People want to see the proof that what you and I say about Jesus is more than an exciting story written thousands of years ago. They want something more than words. They want proof. 

If you have been to the Upper Room and have been baptized (totally immersed) in the Holy Ghost, the same power that flowed through Peter flows through you. In Fact, when we understand revelation knowledge we know this power, this ability is living and at work in us.

God is not depending upon our own natural abilities, His power is not limited by our weaknesses. As you begin to produce the proof right where you are, in church, at home, at school, on the job……

REMEMBER:
IT IS NOT WHO YOU ARE BUT WHAT GOD 
CAN MAKE OF YOU
IT IS NOT YOUR STRENGTH OR POWER
IT IS THE POWER OF THE LIVING GOD.

KEEP YOU EYES ON HIS POWER
AND NOT YOUR WEAKNESSES
YOU ARE NOT GOING IN YHOUR OWN NAME
BUT IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST
THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD.
John 14:12-14

12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. KJV

Mark 16:17-18
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 .They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. KJV

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Basic Training for God’s Army
Born-Again, Baptized in the Holy Ghost Soldiers
Pastor Dale Carter Sr.
(Write out all scriptures found in bold print and parenthesis)
Week Six
June 1, 2016

“It Is Not Who You Are But What God Can Make Of You”

In week three of our study we learned that, “You Were Made For Miracles” Remember and never let the power of the question, “What shall we do that we might works the works of God?” lessen in your heart. If we allow the priority or the determinate desire, the excitement of the answer to find the conclusion of the question then we shall surely loose the end results that the Lord has in store for each of us that will not give up until His purpose be manifested in our loves. In order to answer the question, we have to look to the question of priorities: God’s priorities and yours. How many times just in the past year has your decision to miss won over your decision not to miss? Even Jesus Himself had to surrender His will so that the will of the Father be done. So for the will of the Father to be done in your life you MUST surrender YOUR will.

Jesus said in John 10:37-38, If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. KJV.

To bring God’s priorities and works for His Church somewhat clearer let’s take a look at the sixth chapter of St. John, verse one, proclaimed as the greatest miracle of the entire ministry of Jesus Christ, The miracle of the loves and the fishes. Now let’s look up and read this passage of scriptures: John 6:1-12. After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. 2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. 3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. 4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. 5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? 6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. 7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. 8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, 9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? 10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. 12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. KJV

Take a pen or a highlighter and mark in your Bible these next few words. ….because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. Ask yourself, “Why did this multitude follow Jesus?”….Because they saw.

Before we go any further, let’s take a moment for you to establish a very important order of priorities in your spiritual life. HOW DO YOU REGARD THE WORKS OF GOD? Far too many times good, well-meaning Christians are guilty of playing right into the devil’s hands regarding miracles and healings. Playing the old blame game, if you had enough faith scenario. This is called spiritual pride. Sometimes spiritual pride will stop a person from being what God’s wants to make of you.

Recognizing miracles as a vital part of our ministry today. Repeat these words after me: “God, You created me by miracle. I serve a miracle-working God. I am made to live in, by and through Your miracle-working power. I AM MADE FOR MIRACLES.”

Through the course of reading this scripture, have you ever wondered why Jesus asked Philip how they were going to feed this great multitude? Always remember, God is a God of purpose….Every Movement of Jesus Christ Was For A Divine Purpose. There was not a word that Jesus spoke that He did not have a divine purpose, either in that action or in that word that He spoke. He was not just filling in words or chasing rabbits and He never had to eat crow. Now know this for sure, every episode of your life has a divine purpose. That job you lost was for a purpose. That best friend that wasn’t there when you needed them, was for a purpose.

Philip’s answer proclaims his carnal thinking, which too often exposes our thinking as well. This was not the proper answer and actually showed little faith and trust in Jesus. Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. It is plain that it was not the intention of Jesus for everyone to take a little. 
Philip dwell upon the fact that it would take a staggering amount of money to feed all these people. In the other Gospels the disciples advised Jesus to send them away and let them find their own lunch. But wasn’t Jesus’ plan to just feed them lunch. He had enough for them to last them a life time. Andrew said: “There is a lad here….A person that is willing to give all that he had with no ideal of what is going to happen to his lunch. 

Now all of the ingredients of a miracle are present. It was only when Jesus speaks is the miraculous solution found. And when Jesus took the loaves and fishes that the lad offered and gave thanks the greatest miracle in the Bible took place. Amazing how the Lord can take such a small amount do such great things.

As already mention, God is a God of purpose what was the purpose of the entirety of this miracle? The answer lies in verse 14. John 6:14. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. KJV. For years and years and even today, the Jews have been looking for that prophet that they would call the Messiah. Problem was they are looking for a man that fits their requirements and description. That why Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem. (Luke 19:41-44). (Proverbs 6:16-19)

God Wants To Multiply The Loaves And Fish In Your Life

As I think about Philip’s answer to the question, “Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat?” Before Philip ever answered, Jesus already know what He was going to do and knew what Philip response would be. But Jesus used Philip at this time because He had a greater purpose for him. Philip had too much carnality in his heart and mind and this had to be worked out before the Lord could fully use him. Carnality and Faith will not mix and in fact are at ends with each other.

In the eight chapter of Acts we learn a great deal about the purpose the Christ had in mind when He ask Philip that question. In verse 5 we are told, that Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. As 5000 men looked at Christ and was convenience that He was the prophet because of the miracle they saw the people gave with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. Now listen closely…”And there was great joy in that city.” And if you’ll read on down you’ll find that through Philip’s preaching even the witches got saved. Read on a little farther and you’ll find that the Samaritans wanted more. Sometime later alone came Peter and John, laid their hands, Laid Their Hands on them and they received the Holy Ghost.

During the time Philip and the other disciples walked with Jesus there had to come a time when all of them, except Judas, that they would life up their life before Him and say: “Jesus, here is my life. Take it…Break it…Multiply it to meet the needs of my family, my friends, my associates at work, my neighbors. I know that by myself I can do nothing but with You, Lord, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!”

Our Churches, great preachers and great teachers are important. Our television and radio ministries are important. But, from the very beginning of His earthly ministry God chose ordinary humans just like you and me, to work through.

Jesus also had a very specific reason for choosing ordinary men to be His disciples. He wanted the world to see the miracle that would take place in these ordinary lives which would transform them and enable them to evangelize the world.

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Basic Training for God’s Army
Born-Again, Baptized in the Holy Ghost Soldiers
Pastor Dale Carter Sr.
(Write out all scriptures found in bold print and parenthesis)

Week Five-2
April 27, 2016

You Must Not Operate In Fear

Question: Have you ever listened to the voice of fear? If you have ever listened to the voice of fear and obeyed it, did it make you less of a person of God? Perhaps you even ran from what God was preparing you to be in Him. One of the most powerful men of the Bible was over-come by fear. This man prayed and the oil and meal never ran out, he healed Nahman, raised the widow woman’s son from the dead. He prayed fire down from Heaven that slew 450 prophets of Baal. Then he went up to the top of Mt. Carmel and prayed until God sent rain upon the land which had been plagued by famine and drought. No one could deny that the power of God rested upon the man named Elijah. 

After receiving a message from an ungodly woman named Jezebel, Elijah feared for his life. Elijah had heard and listened to the voice of God numerous time in the past and knew that sound well but this time he listened to the voice of fear and not only ran for his life he went into a state of depression. Fear and depression and are allies and work together. Either on can cause doubt and destruction but both together can cause chaos in a person’s life.
(I Kings 19:3-4)

This great man of faith was afraid and miserable and began to feel sorry for himself. He went out in the wilderness under a juniper tree to die but while he was in this fearful, depressed condition an angel came and ministered unto him. Later when he when up to Mt. Horeb God spoke to him in a still small voice” and gave him the direction he needed to walk forward in power. (I Kings 19:11-12)

We can all identify with Elijah’s “wilderness experience” for I am sure everyone at some point in their Christian experience has reacted in fear when faced with distressing conditions. Elijah did not remain in this weakened state of depression and fear. He got up!! He went to a place where he could hear God’s voice. He obeyed God and walked on in victory!!!

As you begin to step out in faith to work the works of God for a minute think how fear over-come Elijah a powerful man of God, you must not listen to the voice of fear. Think of how God made your hands to do the works of God and has filled your body with the power of God. But just as shore as shooting, here comes a message from the enemy trying to convince you that he is more powerful that you and he will defeat you. He’ll ask you, “what are you going to do when you pray for the sick and nothing happens?” “What will people think about you?” “Aren’t you going off the deep end a little?” “People are going to think you are a lunatic” How are you going to react? Will you not do what God has shown you to do? Will you run and hide under a juniper tree like Elijah? Or will you be like the great naval hero and founder of the U.S. Navy John Paul Jones and shout in the enemy’s ear, “I have not yet begun to fight” “Satan it is Written”……”the Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” ( Romans 8:15, Galatians 5:1, Hebrew 13:5-6, Isaiah 54:17)

Fear is not the nature of God and since He is forming you into His image, fear cannot remain. You must learn to recognize the spirit of fear as if it were a foreign substance which is trying to invade your body which is the Temple of God. Rebuke the spirit of fear in the Name of Jesus and cling to the Word of God.

Do You Know What Time It Is?

In answering the question “What must I do that I might work the works of God?” we have learned:
1.We must give back to God our will.
2.We must surrender all to Him.
3.We must have a made up mind.
4.We must not look back.
5.We must continue in His Word to become His disciples.
6.We must hear, discern and obey the voice of God.
7.We must be willing to sacrifice our time and even our money.
8.We must move in God’s timing.

Number eight is one of the most important, if not the most important to know after being able to recognize to voice of God. Always remember if God leads you to do something, He has already been there and prepared things and His spirit will lead you and go before you as He promised Abraham.

It Is Later Than You Think

Anyone, Christian or not can see that there is something of a catastrophic proportion that is going to happen and happen very soon. It’s in the air as the smell of harvest is in the air as the farmers crops ripen and become ready for harvest. We are living in the last days which will usher in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. It is so very important that this truth sink deep down into your spirit. You wake up every morning with excitement within you knowing, this could be the day. Why is it so important? Because you need to be aware of God’s timing so that you will be in the right place at the right time working the works of God.

What time is it? It’s harvest time!! Well, if it’s harvest time then it must be too late to begin planting. No no no! We are told in Amos 9:13. “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.” KJV This means that the planting time and harvest are so close together that the seeds we plan now will produce a harvest quicker that a cat can lick blink his eye.

God works in cycles. Right now we are living in a cycle of God’s harvest. A cycle is an indefinite period of time. (Show the illustration) The cycle of the earth as we know it started when God took his freshly formed man and put as in planted him in the garden to dress it and to keep it. From that point the cycle began. Then came to growth period, growing toward the production of a harvest which always follows the growth period. Now there isn’t enough time left for growth that now the planting and plowing will overtake the harvest.

This is not a fire drill or a practice or trial run. If you think you are going to get another shot at it, you are mistaken. When God’s endtime harvest is over, that’s it. Toy must become aware of God’s timing to know when a supernatural breakthrough comes to God’s people so that nothing will hinder you from receiving all that God has for you. It would be a terrible thing for either of the following tow possibilities to take place in your life.

1.To hear about what God has for you and not partake of it.
2.To see God manifesting Himself in the lives of others, but not be able to partake of it.

Knowing God’s timing will enable you to enter a new dimension of power. You will not only be aware of God’s timing but you will also be able to enter into this great move of God. You will become a “Participator” 

Three keys to being able to do the works of God.

1.Wait
2.Confirm
3.Respond.

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Basic Training for God’s Army
Born-Again, Baptized in the Holy Ghost Soldiers
Test #2
Week Five-2
April 27, 2016

True or False
1.__ I enjoy these classes.
2.__ I am learning new things from these classes.
3.__ I know God will used me as I enter new dimensions.
4.__ Fear will make you less of a person of God.
5.__ When fear attacks us we need to find a shade tree and relax.
6.__ None of the great prophets of the Bible were overcome by fear.
7.__ Fear and depression are allies and work together.
8.__ Fear and/or depression can make a person physically sick.
9.__ Fear in your life shows you will never be used by God’s anointing.
10.__ We must be concerned about what people will think if we pray for the sick and they do not recover.
11.__ If nothing happens the first time, we give up and don’t mention it again.
12.__ If nothing happens the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th time we tell Satan “it is written Satan and I have not yet began to fight.”
13.__ The spirit of fear is a foreign substance trying to invade your body.
14.__ Rom. 8:15 says that we have received the spirit of a power and of a sound mind.
15.__ Gal. 5:1 says Christ has given us freedom.
16.__ Hebrews says, “I will not fear what Satan will do to me.
17.__ If we are going to do the works of God, we must have a made up mind, we must continue in His Word, and we must surrender all to Him.
18.__ We must learn to discern the voice of the Lord and follow Him.
19.__ The Word can be modified if things began to look impossible.
20.__ It is planting time in Gods’ time cycle.
21.__ Knowing God’s timing will encourage, and strengthen you as you enter new dimensions.
22.__ Knowing God’s timing will help you to be doing the works of God and not resting under a shade tree.
23.__ We can study the Bible and smell the fragrant of the harvest.
24.__ It’s a good thing to hear what God has for you and not partake of it.
25.__ Three keys to being able to do the works of God… Wait, Confirm, Rest.
26.__ My hands were made to do the works of God.
27.__ My body flows with the power and wisdom of God.
28.__ We must move when we get the time.
29.__ It’s later that what the majority of the Church believes. 
30.__ What time is it? “It’s Harvest Time.” 
31.Write out John 8:31. _______________________________________________________ 
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Basic Training for God’s Army
Born-Again, Baptized in the Holy Ghost Soldiers
Test # 1
Week Five 
April 13, 2016

True or False
1.__A imitator is a good thing to be.
2.__For years the church has been living in victorious times.
3.__It’s time to put into practice what God has prepared and equipped us to do.
4.__We have plenty of time to train and get ready.
5.__The harvest time is just around the corner.
6.__The Church has been “marking time” and “holding the fort”
7.__The Bible tells us to hold the fort for He is coming soon.
8.__Jesus said, go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in Jesus’ name.
9.__The Church as a whole has a form of Godliness but denies the power thereof.
10.__There has always been doubters mingled with believers.
11.__It’s time that we as believer became Participators and not Imitators.
12.__An imitator is an ally to Satan.
13.__You will hear voices of divers’ origins as you progress and grow in God.
14.__The believer must be able to discern, hear, and obey the voice of God.
15.__Jesus said, my sheep know my voice and none other will they follow.
16.__The Church is the healing center of the world.
17.__The basic actions of the believer is to socialize with all people of all religons.
18.__Not all members of the Body of Christ that receive the Holy Ghost has been given Spiritual Gifts to function with.
19.__To determine where you fit in the Body of Christ you must listen to the preacher every Sunday.
20.__As you mature in the Lord, you will develop the ability to discern the voice of God.
21.__If you ever mistake the voice of God for something else, you need to quit and give up.
22.__If your first dream doesn’t come to pass sleep in the recliner from now on.
23.__Making your body a living sacrifice goes hand in hand with knowing the voice of God.
24.__The prophet Jonah knew the voice of God but refused to obey.
25.__If you don’t obey the voice of God, you’ll be eaten by fish.
26.__Jonah listen to the voice of self.
27.__As Jonah did, many people today listen to the voice of self and run after the flesh.
28.__It is impossible to please God while following the voice of self.
29.__For as many as are led by the Spirit of God will be thrown over-board.
30.__A superior, high minded, condemning spirit is just what God wants us to have.

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Basic Training For
Holy Ghost Soldiers
Pastor Dale Carter Sr.
(Recognition to Morris Cerullo)
(Write out all scriptures found in bold print and parenthesis)
Week Five 
April 13, 2016

You Must Become a Participator not An Imitator

For years we, the church has been living in a time the Bible calls< “the harvest time.” We have had many dress rehearsals but now it’s time to put into practice what God has prepared and equipped us, “God’s Victorious Army” to do. With a greater manifestation of His power that flows through each and every believer. As God spoke to me one night as I was traveling from visiting with Sister Carter in Baptist Hospital in Little Rock to White County Hospital in Searcy to visit Sister Geneva Mulherin, “You have much to accomplish and little time to do it in.” That gave me scary feeling. I called my buddy Curtis Richardson and at almost mid-night we met at the Waffle House in Beebe. He told me that God had impressed the same on his mind.

There is so much to do and so little time. For mush to long God’s Army, or Church which ever you wish to name it has been “marking time” and just “holding the fort.” There is not one place in the Bible that God told us to hold the fort but on the contrary, He said to “Go”. Matt 28:18-20
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. It’s time that the church stopped having just a form of Godliness and denying the power thereof. There has always been doubters and stated in verse 17, “And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.” In other words, it’s high time that we became Participators and not Imitator. Being an imitator is being a ally to Satan. 

Let’s lift our hands right now and say:

“God, thank you for making me a part of this end time, 
Supernaturally anointed victorious army. I know you have
 A purpose for me. Show me more clearly what my position
 Is and what You want me to do. Make me sensitive to Your voice. 
Open the eyes of my understanding.”

As I have said before, this Bible Study is not just another lesson from the Bible. It is an end-time, super-natural, anointed training period that will answer the question that has been asked so many time, “What Must We Do that We Might Works The Works of God?” I pray that it will not become just another study to be read and listen to and then placed upon the shelves of your mind only to be reminiscence from time to time. I am believing God will lead all of us into new death, a new realm of His power and revelation knowledge. That God will illuminate revelations already in His Word that will inspire you as He gives you new experiences that will revolutionize your life. Every day look at your hands and say, “These Hands Were Made to do the Works of God.” Don’t forget to look at yourself in a mirror and inform Satan that the, “The Power of God Flows Through My Body.” 

How Can I Know What God Wants Me to Do?
Discern and Obey God’s Voice

As the desire within your heart begins to grow and as you step out in faith to do the works of God, you will begin to hear many voices. And, before you can truly be effective in God’s work, you must be able to “Discern”, to “Hear” and “Obey” the voice of God. The Word tells us that we should know His voice and that we should not listen to the voice of strangers:

(John 10:11). I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
(John 10:3-5). To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. 


The Church (you and I) is the healing center of the Lord Jesus Christ. We know there are certain specific things God has instructed us to do. We are to visit and pray for the sick, to visit those who are in prison and to witness. These are the very basics. We do not need anyone to tell us to do these things, God has already spoken to us through His Word. I believe that God wants us to be faithful in these areas before He brings us into an area of greater responsibility. Each member of the Body of Christ who has received the Holy Ghost has been given spiritual gifts which will enable them to be a functioning, productive member of that body. (Matthew 25:31-46, Mark 16:15-18)

In addition to these spiritual gifts He has given ,God has also called and chosen apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists and pastors to build up or edify the Body of Christ. However, not everyone is called to a pulpit ministry, a healing ministry, or a prison ministry. To determine where you fit in the Body of Christ you must be able to hear and discern the voice of God.

You Must Listen For God’s Voice

Knowing God’s voice is one of the strongest requirements to working the works of God. You must take time to “CLOSE OUT” the world and to “CLOSE YOURSELF IN” with God in times of prayer and fasting. The more you spend time with God, getting to “KNOW” Him, the more you will “KNOW” His voice when He speaks to you.

As you develop the ability of hearing God’s voice, you may make some mistakes. Do not be discouraged. Some of the great prophets also made mistakes. As you mature in the Lord, you will develop an ability to discern the voice of God. It may be is a “still small voice’; audibly; through the Word; or through circumstances in your life you will be able to recognize His voice from any other voice. Many people are deaf to the voice of God because all they can hear is their own voice. In other words, if the voice they hear does not agree with what they want to hear then they keep searching and listening for a voice that will agree with them.

Have you ever experienced times in your life when you responded to what you felt was the voice of God only to discover it was not? Well don’t feel alone. I had rather stand up and give it all I’ve got and miss than to just sit by the way side begging alms like blind Bartimaeus, Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was passing by and he cried out for Him. The people tried to shut him up but he would not be deprived of what he knew would happen if he could just get the attention of Jesus. Take it from this old country preacher, if the first dream doesn’t materialize, keep on dreaming because the next one will and if that one don’t dream another one. Don’t give up.

Three Important Keys Which Will Help You:

1.Know the voice of God. When God calls you to a specific work, remember that Jesus Christ will go before you to open doors, to prepare hearts, to prepare the way. Sometimes we act to quick, wait upon the Lord, He will guide your footsteps. (Ps 37:23). The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
2.Confirm. Try the spirits (1 John 4:1-3). Do not listen to any voice that is contrary to the Word of God. I someone comes to you with a “word from the Lord,” wait until He confirms it with your spirit.
3.Respond. Respond to the voice of God. Be obedient. Do not let Satan “browbeat” you. If you make a mistake, do not let it hinder you from listening and obeying God’s voice. You will not experience real growth in this area unless you are willing to step out in faith.

The Voice of Self-vs-The Voice of God

One of the first things we learn in this study was, “Make Your Body a Living Sacrifice.” We learned that we must crucify our fleshly desires daily. This breakthrough goes hand in hand with knowing the voice of God.

The prophet Jonah listened to the voice of self and suffered the consequences. God gave Jonah specific directions. He made it very clear as to where Jonah was to go and what he was to do. (Jonah 1:1-2) Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me. He ran from God, he listen to the voice of self and ended up in a whale of a belly. (Jonah 1:3) But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord  

Have you ever listened to the voice of self and found yourself facing all sorts of problems and wondering why you cannot get an answer from God? Think about Jonah. How much lower could a person go? How completely miserable and alone? But, was he really alone? He had tried to run from the Presence of God, to get away from the task God had given him to do, but did God leave him alone? NO, God did not leave him there in his miserable circumstances.

Jonah realized the significance of his actions and decided to do something about it. He did not want to spend the rest of his day wallowing in his misery. Scripture say Jonah “remembered the LORD” and told the Lord, “I will pay that that I have vowed” (Jonah 2:9) It takes a lot of courage for a person to admit he is wrong, that he made a mistake and then it takes the grace of God to point that person in the right direction.

Do you think if Jonah knew the consequences he would face in the belly of a whale for three days that he would have listened to the voice of self and run from God? We know what God’s Word says about walking after the flesh yet so many good people choose to run after the flesh. (Romans 8:6) “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”

Christ in us is a faithful discerner of every spirit we encounter: 1 Cor 2:16. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. (Philippians 2:5) Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: As we allow the mind of Christ within us to be in control it will lead us in paths of righteousness and to total victory. Remember a war cannot be won by losing battles. People who possess the “Mind of Christ” judge every situation as God would judge it, and they see things as God sees them, which is the intention of the Holy Ghost in the heart and life of the believer. A spiritual individual will not be boastful about their relationship with Christ but on the other hand, their main characteristic is that they know and do God’s will. They love the Bible, they willing surrender their will, they love to be with other people of God and they measure everything by the Word of God, but always with a kind, gracious, forgiving and humble spirit. A superior, high minded, condemning spirit is far from the mind of Christ. 

No matter how hard a person may try to please God in wrking the works of God, if he is following the voice of “SELF”, it is impossible to please God!! (Romans 8:8) So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 
We must not lean to our own understanding and follow our own path. We must be led by the Spirit of God and listen to His voice to qualify as sons of God. (Rom. 8:14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

I am sure that some of you have already made a firm commitment regarding your role in the Body of Christ. Most people have a need to remind themselves of their standings and goals. As we look at our hands and remind ourselves that “these are the hands that will do the works of God” and then look in the mirror and tell yourself and Satan that “the power of God flows through my body” we are less likely to lose our enthusiasm and zeal in doing the works of God. So let’s read the following paragraph and remember to read it every day so as to maintain the fresh oil anointing every day: 

“God you put me here for a purpose. I belong to You. The very POWER and LIFE PRESENCE OF JESUS flows through me. I will listen for Your voice. I will not listen to the voice of “self” and my human understanding. And as I am obedients to You, I know You will go before me to prepare the way. I will be VICTORIOUS because Your Word declares it.”  


Next week: “You Must Not Operate in Fear”
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Basic Training for God’s Army
Born-Again, Baptized in the Holy Ghost Soldiers
Test
Week Four Part One
March 30, 2016
True or False

1.__ You shall receive power after you are filled with the Holy Ghost
2.__ The key to producing power is through the revelation of truth
3.__ God wants us to experience His Power
4.__ Revelation power is knowledge.
5.__ When you know the truth you don’t need faith anymore
6.__ Faith is really knowing that you know that you know
7.__ To know God in truth is to know His power
8.__ Knowing God in truth results not only in power, but in eternal life itself
9.__ You cannot know God until He is revealed to you in truth by the Holy Ghost
10.__ Peter prayed that we would receive this revelation knowledge of God that the Ephesians received 

Multiple Choice
1.All Truth is:
a.Confusing
b.Confounding
c.Irritating
d.Parallel

2.The two aspects of truth are:

a.Positive and Negative
b.Negative and Ground
c.Positive and Positive
d.Belief and Unbelief

3.Truth is:

a.Difficult 
b.Disruptive
c.Always causes chaos 
d.Power

4.The Word of God is:

a.Quick
b.Powerful
c.Sharp

Fill In The Blanks

When we face the ________ it isn’t always _______________or _____________. Sometimes it _______. But __ you ____ the _______ of ____ do ____ work. ___ ____ hold up the ___________ in your life that _______ God’s _______ from __________ through you and ___ Him cut them ________ you will ________ a totally new _______________with God.

Once you agree, _________, to ____ the Holy Ghost do ___ _____, there is no ____ to what He can ______ of ____! God ______________ us in Phil. 1:6 that… Being ___________ of this _____ _____, that ___ which hath _______a _____ _____ in _____ will perform it _____ ____ ____ of ______ ______:

All the things that we are studying is a __________ in ____________ the “_________
of _________”.
He will conform you into the ______ of His ___.
The Lord Jesus Christ will __________ a Bride _____ with His _________.

True or False

1.__ Paul’s discipline of Timothy also relates to you and me.
2.__ We can be encouraged to fulfill our total potential in the Lord.
3.__ 2 Tim. 2:20 states that there is only one kind of vessels in a great house.
4.__ God is afraid to fill you and me with the fullness of God.
5.__ Eph. 3:20The Lord does exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that worketh in Him. 
6.__ The power of God is revealed only according to the power that worketh is us.
7.__ We have the same Spirit the same Power that raised Christ from the dead.
8.__ Eph. 1:18, God wants us have blind faith.
9.__ Most of the people around a church are saved.
10.__ The enemy is moving very slowly in the last days.
11.__ Our weapons of warfare are carnal.
12.__ Our weapons are mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds
13.__ If we confess our sins, there is going to be trouble.
14.__ Put all negative wires in the trash and never expose them.
15.__ Fear could hold back a person from believing that God’s power works through them.
16.__ I Cor. 1:24 states that “Christ is the knowledge of God.”
17.__ Romans 1:16 states that “the Gospel of Christ is the wisdom of God unto Salvation.”
18.__ Rom 1:17 states “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written.”
19.__ 1 John 1:3 states “ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” 
20.__ 1 Cor 1:5 states “That in every thing ye are enriched by him,……” 

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Basic Training For 
Holy Ghost Soldiers
Pastor Dale Carter Sr.
(Recognition to Morris Cerullo)

(Write out all scriptures found in bold print and parenthesis)
Week Four Part One
March 30, 2016

Revelation Knowledge Produces Power

Acts 1:8

8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. KJV

Now we are ready to cover a very basic question, a question that is fundamental to everything we will cover from now on. And that question is: How do we produce power? The key to that question is: It is produced through the revelation of truth. 

(John 8:31) ….. If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. KJV

How does the revelation of truth produce power? Let’s take it step by step. 

The purpose of revelation is power: The purpose of God revealing His truth to us is that we, as believers, may experience His power. 

How do you experience this power? The result or revelation power is knowledge, a spiritual knowing. Knowing is Faith. When truth is revealed to you, it activates your faith…the kind of faith where you know that you know, that you know. This faith releases God’s power into Action. The result of this activated faith is knowing God. I am talking about knowing Him in a personal, intimate way. And when you know God in this deep, active way, you are ready to Work His Works. For to know Him in truth is to know His Power!

The connection between knowing God and knowing His power is found in (Philippians 3:10) 
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, KJV Knowing God in truth results not only in power, but in eternal life itself! As Jesus tells us in (John 17:3) And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Yes, the resurrection power of eternal life is based on each of us knowing the only true God. But you cannot know Him until He is revealed to you in truth by the Holy Ghost. Only then you can release His power in increased faith. The revelation of truth is power because truth reveals God. Paul prayed fervently that the Ephesians would receive this revelation knowledge of God when he prayed: (Eph. 1:17) That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: KJV As you write out this verse repeat it until its truth is revealed to you. Truth is Power! Say it out loud: “Truth is Power!”
How Do You Tap This Power?

Remember how I’ve said before, “all truth is parallel.” Let’s say it together, “All Truth is Parallel.” 

I’m not much of an electrician, but I know one thing: If you keep preaching one thing…positive, positive, positive, you will never produce power. Why? Because it takes more than the positive input to produce light. If you connect only a positive wire to a light fixture and turn the switch on you will get nothing. But if you connect a positive wire and a negative wire to the fixture and then turn the switch on you will get a current strong enough to put on the light and dispel the darkness.

Jesus said, “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” But there are two aspects to truth, positive and negative. Say it, “Truth is Power.” Give God your “NEGATIVE WIRE”

When we have to face the truth, it isn’t always comfortable or pleasant. Sometimes it hurts! But if you let the Spirit of God do His work…if you hold up the negatives in your life that block God’s power from flowing through you…and let Him cut them away…you will enter a totally new relationship with God! (Heb 4:12) For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. KJV Make no mistake, “our role in this process is active, we are not victims of the Holy Ghost. We are victors. (Heb. 12:1) Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, KJV This is the process of giving God a negative wire to produce power, His power in your life. 

You Are a New Creation in Christ

This this brings us into a relationship that is past the point of just blessings and into a fellowship of Truth and Power! Once you agree, totally, to let the Holy Ghost do His work, there is no end to what He can make of you! God guarantees us in (Phil. 1:6) that… Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
KJV.

Think about this, I am fully comprehend that all these thing that we have studied and are going to study is a process in perfecting the “Bride of Christ.” Every day He will faithfully work to conform you and me into the image of His Son…a “bride without blemish” for that day of Jesus Christ. I am also absolutely confident that our Lord Jesus Christ will rapture a Bride FILLED with His power, and He will settle for nothing less.

Become All You Can Be In The Lord

When Paul was discipling Timothy, he related to him an interesting parallel truth to encourage him to fulfill his total potential in the Lord. He told him: (2 Tim. 2:20) But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. KJV I know with all my heart that there are those sitting in the room and listening to me that want to be profitable and consecrated to the Master, fit and ready for any good work. I know you are not satisfied just to be blessed. It is not enough. It is not getting the job done. Yoou want and need to be filled with all the fullness of God, and He wants to give it to you. He wants to give you more than you can ever imagine! (Eph. 3:20) Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, KJV But it is only “according to the power that worketh in US.” And what is that power? Ephesians 1:19-20 informs us, it is the same power that raised Christ from the dead! Think about what we just said, we have the same Spirit, the same power in us that raised Christ from the dead! I pray that as we continue to explore the scriptures concerning, “What shall we do that we might work the works of God, that we will have total revelation of what this truth means and as Paul said in (Eph.1:18-19) The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, KJV


The Job Ahead

Don’t God is giving us the power for a Purpose. So let us shift our focus for a moment to the job ahead.

Right now as you sit reading this lesson and listening to me there are hundreds of people all around us that are lost because they have never, not even one time heard the Name of Jesus Christ. I personally have encountered such an event. I met a man in Hooks Texas who had never heard the name of Jesus Christ and he lived just a few blocks, in sight of a large buff brick church. Hundreds more are perishing because they have heard, but see no reason to believe. We are losing them to the ungodly works of Satan faster than we can multiply the Truth.

How can we catch up with and OVERCOME the fast pace of the forces of the enemy? The answer is and lies within men and women that are well trained and ready to rise up in the face of the enemy, move out according to the Word of God, fully knowing the weapons of our warfare, and fully believing in our authority to use them, “For Satan, it is written” (2 Cor 10:4-5) (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; KJV

To be fully effective with these weapons, to become MORE than conquerers, we must now learn OFFENSIVE warfare.

Think About This

Pause For A Moment… In what ways is He shaping and molding you right now? Do you fully believe that you are a “new creation”? Read Romans 8:15. In way ways is your faith being activated? Read I Cor. 2:4-5
Turn To The Lord… Praise Him and thank Him for all the work He is doing in your life right now.

Breakthrough to Victory

1.Tap Into Revelation Power. Revelation is power and God wants you to have it. Meditate on the fact that you have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that YOU may know the things that are freely given to you of God. Say this out loud: “A new strength, a new surge of revelation power is flowing into me. I feel it. I KNOW it in my inner man. God is revealing Himself in me.” Now visualize what you just said. Accept it. Desire it. Know that it can be yours!
2.Hand God Your Negative Wires. Before you one step further, ask God to examine your heart and reveal to you any “negative wires you should hold up to Him. Know that…
(1John 1:9) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. KJV 
3.Believe That God’s Power Works Through You. There is one more thing that could hold you back from Believing that God’s power works through you and that is fear. So add any hidden fears you may have to your list of “negative wires” to hold up to God. For God has not given us (ME) the spirit of fear; but of POWER, and LOVE, and of a SOUND MIND.

Now with all barriers removed, begin to experience God’s power working through you!


Scriptures For Study… 

1.I Corinthians 1:24
2.Romans 1:16-17
3.I John 1:3
4.I Corinthians 1:9

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Basic Training For
Holy Ghost Soldiers
Pastor Dale Carter Sr.
(Recognition to Morris Cerullo)
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Week Three
March 9, 2016

Short Review: Week one was the beginning to discovering the answer to the question, “What Must I do to do the works of God?” We discovered that it’s with our hands that God will do the works in this latter time. God wants our hands to be His hands. We discovered that our carnal nature must die and we must crucify our desires. Our goas, our aspirations. We also found that there is a price to pay. Pay does not mean our tithes and offerings though very necessary, we discovered that our lives must become a living sacrifice unto God. We must not look back. Once we have committed your life fully to Him and His work, we must not look back. Regardless of the trials and testing, we must keep your eyes on the goal before you.

The Church represents the greatest force to evangelize the world but evangelism first begins at home and in our community and at the work place. God wants us to operate in the same power and anointing which was upon His Son, Jesus Christ. But for the most part the Church has stopped at the point of blessings. We have been given power to do even greater works than Jesus. The secret to living a life filled with the power and blessings of God is, “THAT WE MAY BE ONE WITH GOD.” As we abide in Christ and His Word abides within us we are complete in Him.

Week two we discovered that it’s far past time that the Church move beyond the point of blessings. The blessing are great but they edify one the individual. Sure the blessings uplift us all but there is much more to the works of God. Its harvest time and it’s going to take more than tongues and blessings to bring the harvest in.

We learned that the more we decrease the more Jesus will increase to the point that it’s hard to tell which one is in our presence. The Church was not born by silver-tongued orators. It was in a demonstration of the Spirit and of Power. Though not discussed in class there are five characteristics that the early church possessed and if we are to regain the power we reclaim them: 
1.Walk in Unity: We must walk in unity. We must not allow denominational barriers hinder from fellowshipping with other Christians.
2.Demonstrate Holy Boldness: Make a bold stand for holiness standards. Do not be ashamed of the Gospel. (Romans 1:16)
3.Make God’s Love Your Motivation: All of our works must be rooted and grounded in Love, Gods’ Love and ours. They, the two loves must be parallel. (1 Cor. 13:1)
4.Remain Steadfast in Prayer: A person must discipline their life to studying God Word and daily prayer. (Matt. 25:31-46; Acts 2:41-47)
5.Yield to the Holy Ghost: Do not lean to your own understanding. Just because it may sound foreign or you don’t understand doesn’t mean it’s not what God wants. As you mature you will learn to distinguish between God’s voice and other voices which would lead you astray. If it can’t be proven by scripture it not the voice of God, no if ands or buts. (John 10:3-5)  
We discovered that when this body, our body is presented to God as a holy sacrifice acceptable unto God, then the power of God will flow through our body like a river. (1Cor. 6:19, 20; Rom. 12:1) Now look at your hands and ask yourself again, “Are these hands, my own hands, really made to do the works of God? Now when you have convenient yourself that God made your hands to do the “Works of God” then ask yourself once again, with a “nothing will stop me made up mind”… “What must I do that I might work the works of God?” From this day forward I am going to submit myself to God in all matters. I will study, believe and follow His instruction book and be a part of putting His Church, “MY Church back where it started. With all this put in His hands then the anointing and power of God will flow through my body and my hands will do the works of God.

You Were Made For Miracles

John 10:37-38

37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. KJV

Our first question in this study was, “What shall we do that we might works the works of God? Now we need to look the question of “Priorities”. God’s priorities and yours.

To bring God’s priorities for His Church back to the foundation purpose and get a clear focus let’s go to the sixth chapter of John, beginning with the first verse. Jesus performed one of the greatest miracles of His entire ministry…the miracle of the loaves and the fishes. 
John 6:1-2. 1. After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. 2 And a great multitude followed him,
Now take your pen and underline in your study and in your Bible these next few words…because they saw His miracles which he did on them that were diseased.

How Do Some Regard The Works Of God?

So many times people are guilty of playing right into the devil’s hands regarding miracles and healings. How?

One of Satan’s priority weapons is spiritual pride. I’m referring to churches and denominations that have a form of Godliness but deny the Power thereof. (2Tim. 3:5). They are quick to point at others that believe and accuse them of running after loaves and fishes, healing, and miracles and of being so carnal. Some say it is better to understand the deep truths and it’s much nobler. But the Bible says they followed Him because of the miracles they saw. Some folk become very critical of the practices of other simply because they do not understand. There is nothing wrong with seeking after the deep truths of God’s Word and we should do so but wherever the Gospel was being preached there were signs following. God did not just set pastors in the church, but also with gifts of healing, miraculous powers, prophecy and apostleship. Mark 16:20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. KJV Study the entire chapter it will give you a fuller understanding of how God’s Church, “MY Church” was or is set up. Pay close attention to the following verses and commit them to your heart. 

1.Verse 7. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
2.Verse 12. For as the body is one, and hath many members…so also is Christ.
3.Verse 21. …the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
4.Verse 28. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
5.Verse 31. But covet earnestly the best gifts.

God’s purpose is “Unity”: a fully functioning, unified body for His Son Jesus Christ. Preachers will learn to work with the miracle workers; helpers with healers…
Eph 4:13. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: KJV
The fact that you are present on this rainy night with flash flood warning broadcast for this area proves to me that you are hunger for more and more of God Word. Sure we are going to get fed but you want know more and more about Jesus and become a solid member of “MY Church”.

Remember, right now we are establishing an order of priorities. So to help us with these priorities, let us notice how the first disciples reacted to the works of Christ:

Luke 19:37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; KJV

Jesus’ Reaction to the Crowds

The Bible is very clear, not only about what Jesus did, but why the multitudes followed Him. It says openly and honestly that they followed Him because the SAW. They saw the blind see, the deaf hear, the lame walk, and the miracles.

Jesus knew why they were running after Him. He knew every one of their thoughts and desires. Yet He did not run them away. He did not rebuke them or chastise them but He gave them what they came expecting. Some only wanted a sandwich or maybe a slice of bread but there were those that came and wanted to know all they could learn about Jesus. Jesus knew that all the Bible studying and deep truths in the world do them no good unless they experienced for themselves the power of the Living God!!! Life was not in the teachings, it was IN HIM!!!

The Pharisees had already made the fatal mistake of rejecting Him and His works. They thought they could find eternal life in the “book” and not the Man! But Jesus plainly admonished them:
(John 5:39-40) Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. KJV
Paul has warned us that in the end times there would be some who would be…2 Tim 3:5, 7. 5 having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away…..7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. KJV (2 Tim. 3:5-7) 

Why Are Miracles Important to Us Today?

Ultimately, why did Jesus perform all these healings and miracles? SO THAST PEOPLE WOULD BELIEVE. So that people would KNOW AND BELIEVE THAT He was sent off the Father: John 5:36. But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. KJV People today are no different than they were 2,000 years ago. Unless they see the power of God manifested, many will die in their unbelief.

The cost of unbelief on any level is extremely high. We are told in (Hebrews 3:19) that the children of Israel, after 40 years in the wilderness, were no permitted to enter into the Promised Land because of the sin of unbelief.

You Were Made for Miracles.

You/me/us/them/they, have a purpose to fulfill. God has chosen you to show forth His miracle-working power. (John 15:16) Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, KJV

You/me/us/them/they, have been chosen…ordained…and equipped to show forth His praises. You/me/us/them/they, were not made just to be a human being. The same were created supernaturally by a supernatural Power. The same, were made supernaturally by the Supernatural for the manifestation of the daily supernatural working of our Supernatural God!!

NOW is the time for you to enter a rhythm of Victory Miracle Living. It is time for you to demonstrate the glory and the miracle-working power of God. We have the responsibility for this generation in our hands. (stretch your hands out to God and say aloud: “I am part of God’s Victorious Army for a divine purpose.” Now look at your hands. And let’s say together…”The future success of the work of God lies in MY hands. I will apply these truths in my life. I will make God’s priorities my priorities. I will demonstrate the miracle-working power of God as He reveals Himself to me.” Now think about what we have just said, what do you really think about the working of miracles? Do you feel like God can and will use you to do the works of God. What do you see as your role in the Church right now? Are you satisfied where you are, or do you want to ask the Lord to guide you into greater fulfillment in Him?

Recognize the Importance of Miracles. Begin to think in terms of miracles in your life and in your ministry and calling. In your thought life, “Learn to take the limits off God. Know that the first step in “working the works of God” is give your complete “will” to God, Believe in God with all your heart, begin to think like God according to His word, and to act like His power is flowing through you.

….Next Week, “Revelation Knowledge Produces Power”….
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Basic Training For
Holy Ghost Soldiers
Pastor Dale Carter Sr.
(Recognition to Morris Cerullo)
(Write out all scriptures found in bold print and parenthesis)
Week Two
February 24, 2016

We Must Move Beyond the Point of Blessing

We may agree or disagree on the nomenclature of being called God’s Army. But like it or not, we are enlisted in God’s Army. And like any army we must be trained to bind together and pull together so that we can work together. As God’s word states, our warfare is not against flesh and blood meaning our fellow Christian but…. against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” We must spend more time fighting the Devil than fighting each other. We represent the greatest potential force to evangelize this world but the problem is that the Church is disjointed. We have not been trained nor are we mobilized.

Too long the Church of Jesus Christ has prayed for a certain experience with God, but has stopped at the point of blessing, and has not entered into the spiritual relationship that God has intended for it. I love to see people get blessed, dance in the spirit and worship God clap their hands jump and run in the spirit. That is not the spiritual relationship we will discuss in this lesson.

I am a very strong believer in the prayer language of the Holy Ghost. I pray in tongues every day. The unknown prayer language of the Holy Ghost is just what it says it is but more that it is a personal spirit language for an individual, for them to communicate with God from heart to heart and since it is unknown the Devil does not understand it and he don’t like that because then he can’t interfere. Some unlearned folks say that speaking in tongues is of the Devil. I never spoke in tongues when I was living for the Devil. For sure tongues are misused and there are counterfeits but that doesn’t take away from the real thing. I believe that tongues are the initial sign or evidence that a person has been filled or baptized with the Holy Ghost. Nowhere in the Scripture does it say that “ye shall receive tongues when the Holy Ghost has come upon you.” Also nowhere does it say ye shall receive goosebumps, rubber legs, and jerks and fall out on the floor. All these things are blessings and thank God we have them in our church. The Baptism of the Holy Ghost is much more that speaking in tongues, much more than what most churches are experiencing even under Pentecostalism.

What did Jesus really say? “Ye shall receive P-O-W-E-R after that the Holy Ghost has come upon you.” But our problem is that most have stopped at the point of blessing. Some may thank that it just can’t get any better than this. We stop at the tongues, at the running jumping and hollering and so on. We stop at just the beginning of what the Holy Ghost has for us. We need to move on to the power to cast out devils, heal the sick and raise the dead.

Question: What is the spiritual relationship God wants me to have?

God wants us to operate in the same power and anointing which was upon His Son, Jesus Christ. Beyond the point of blessing is a spiritual relationship which will enable us to walk in power. We will enter into a new dimension of victory miracle living. When family members become sick God wants you to lay hands on them, release the power and anointing He had given you and they shall recover, because God’s Word as declared it! (Mark. 16:17-20). 
This new dimension, “beyond the point of blessing” you have entered will also give you a greater ability to witness, to leads friends and strangers to a life changing experience with Christ. You will not only be able to do the works Jesus did, but you will be able to do even greater works because Jesus said it. ….”I say unto you, he that believeth on me...greater works than these shall he do……”

A person cannot be endued with power from on high until he is baptized with the Holy Ghost. “Baptize” simply means “without measure” which considering all that has been discussed, there is no limit to what we can do. 
(Matt. 3:11) This is that spiritual experience that I refer to that comes only as you press your way beyond the point of blessings. When you are truly baptized in the Holy Ghost you will have the Holy Ghost without measure. God will have COMPLETE control of your life. The sacrifices you make will bring joy into your life and going to church will be the foremost part of your life. You won’t go or not go just because of the person preaching or the person teaching the Sunday school lesson or the Wednesday night class. That hunger and thirst that grinds deep down in your inner parts just will not give you relief. Starving Christians will take all that God has for them even by force. (Matt. 11:12) 

Question: Is the power of God flowing from your life?

Some of you may be thinking to yourself right now. “all of what you say about the power of God is true and really sounds good, but why isn’t the power of God being made manifest in my life? I have received the Holy Ghost but I just do not know what is blocking the flow of God’s Power.” 

Did you know that before Jesus ascended to heaven, He prayed a special prayer just for you? And, in that prayer lies one of the greatest secrets to living a life filled with the power and blessings of God. Jesus Prayed: 
(John 17:20-23) 20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. KJV

What was the theme of this prayer? What was so important that Jesus made it a point of prayer instead of not using a parable to teach it? “That we may be one with God” Jesus did not want us to be just one with each other as in one accord in the upper room but it is more important to be “ONE’ with God. Only when we have truly become one with Jesus Christ are we able to work the works of God. Until we all reach this position there will be something missing, you will not be complete. When a person is not complete it is easier to slip or be pulled away. (Colossians 2:9-10)
Christ is the head of all principality and power, and if you abide in Him you are made complete…there will be noting missing. 

There are three stages of growth for the believer. 1. Newborn Stage. 2. Developmental Stage. 3. Mature Stage. We must abide in Christ before His power can flow freely through us. The believer is made one with Christ when he is born again. The Triune God dwells within him. As the believer DECREASES the Spirit of God INCREASES until all that can be seen is the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 3:30)

Question: How can I become one with God? 

The answer to this question is found in (1 John 3:24). And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. 

1.The first requirement then, in becoming one with God is obedience. We must continually be obedient to His voice, which is the Word of God. (2 Chron. 20;20). 
2.The second requirement or another requirement which will make it possible for you to abide in Him is that you should follow Christ’s example: (1 John 2:6) He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. KJV. 

Question: So now what happens when we fail to abide in Christ?

When we fail to make the Word of God an integral part of our lives or when we become disobedient, we are no longer abiding in Christ and we cannot operate in the power and anointing of God. (St. John 15:4-6) Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. KJV
As long as we remain in Christ, we will be made alive by the power of God. We will become a mighty force in God’s Victorious Army. God wants you to operate in the some power and anointing which was upon His Son, Jesus Christ.

Consider these questions:

1.Are signs following you in your Christian experience?
2.Are people being healed and delivered by the power of God working through you?
One of the secrets of living a power-packed life is learning to abide in Christ.
3.Are you abiding (making your daily habitation) in Him?
4.Are His Words daily abiding within you?

As you learn to abide in Christ through prayer and by making God’s Word an integral part of your life, you will be less susceptible to the attacks of the enemy: you will be in a position of strength.

Go beyond the point of blessing. If you have not been baptized in the Holy Ghost, earnestly seek God for this experience

Abide in Christ. Determine in your heart to abide daily in Christ through obedience and by following His example.

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Basic Training For
Holy Ghost Soldiers
Pastor Dale Carter Sr.
(Recognition to Morris Cerullo)

(Write out all scriptures found in bold print and parenthesis)

Week One
February 17, 2016

Mark 16:15-20

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 .They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. KJV

Look at your hands. Hold them up before the Lord. I believe with my whole heart that the future success of the work of God will lie in the hands of those who find the answer to the Big Question.
…What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? (John 6:28)

Many persons have asked this question only on a personal level, “What can I do that I might work the works of God?” There are folks that sit on church house pews every service that this question eats away at their hearts, yearning to do something, to impart what has been stored up in their heart, to sow Christ into someone’s life.

There has always been a question in my mind, “Why are they still just sitting there?” Is it from a lack of Love for the Savior? Nope. Is it from a lack of commitment? Don’t think so. Is it from a lack of courage? Probably not, but maybe in some cases. Is it from a lack of encouragement? Could be, but not completely. Could it be from a lack of training? Most likely, a lack of training is a stronghold in a vast majority that is keeping anointed and talented and God called men and women sitting and withering away. 

A well trained self-confidant solder will muster the courage and the will to do what the commander has called them to do. Among other manuals and training materials, the very first instruction book that all service personal are issued is a book that contains the “Uniform Code of Military Justice.” If this book is read it will give that soldier a basic knowledge of the military. But if this book is studied and applied to this person, he will embark on a life journey that will make him a good soldier, but will make him or her a person of integrity, honesty, confidence and usefulness and will earn him those famous words, “Well Done” If a soldier cannot follow the instructions written in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, then the words he or she will most likely hear is, Depart From Me, you will receive a dishonorable discharge.

The following should be every Christian soldier’s prayer: “Lord give me the ability, give me the anointing to be able to take what You have given to me and help to train somebody else. Give me first a hunger and a thirst to receive more and more of you, the power and the glory that You have bestowed upon me, to take it and give it to somebody else.” 

Do you know the reason that I am using the military as a basis for this lesson and the lessons to come in the following weeks? The military spends a vast majority of their time in training. Training develops and builds a strong infrastructure which without it the military will faill. I’d rather be a good sergeant than a sorry general. One thing the military is very adamant about is being AWOL, absent without leave. In time of war a soldier can be shot for being absent from his post. It’s the training that will make that soldier stay at his or her post. I’m not looking for someone that has been to seminary or someone that has read the instruction manual. I’m looking for someone that will take the manual and put together the finished product. All I can do is bring you information, what you choose to do with it is entirely up to you. Instructing is my responsibility but training is your responsibility. You must train yourself following the instruction manual. And remember also that it’s the integrity, strength and purity of the internal parts (infrastructure) that creates the finished product.

There was a young man that came running and kneeling before Him and even recognized Jesus as the Good Master, inquiring about the qualifications to obtain eternal life. On the outside he had accomplished all the requirements expected to become a good young Jewish man. Jesus looked on the inside and saw something missing. (Mark 10:17-22) When Jesus told the young man what was missing on the inside he was sad and went away grieved. When there is something missing from what we are trying to build the project will never be able to be completed. So in the training of ourselves I pray that you will be able to look at yourself and change whatever is wrong. (Eph. 1:17-19)

The answer to the question, …What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?, cannot be resolved with just one answer. There are many ingredients that blend or mold together to establish the answer. This question raises two other questions which will also weigh very heavily on the answer to the question, “What shall we do that we might work to works of God.”

1.What Do You Want Most From This Life?

The young man discussed in the tenth chapter of Mark thought he really wanted eternal life but then he discovered that it would require him to give up something more valuable to him than what he was willing to surrender. Jesus looked into the inner recesses of the young man’s heart. Jesus could see that there was an ingredient or a portion missing, he had not totally surrendered. To receive what Jesus has for us we must surrender all. 

The first thing that must be surrendered is our will. When God created man He gave all of us a free will. It’s one of the things that He gave us so that we would give it back to Him. When we are born again, our lives no longer belong to us, but now we belong to Him. We may be able to convince others, and even ourselves, that our main goal or objective in life is building the Kingdom of God, but we are only fooling ourselves if we are not willing to lay down our lives, our goals our families our homes, our careers, everything and everyone at the feet of Jesus.

We must completely lose our lives for Christ’s sake before we can become part of His victorious army. (Matt. 16:25; Galatians 2:20) The process of dying to self is not optional, it is a requirement if we are to be true followers or Disciples of Christ. (Matt. 16:24)
I believe that a powerful out pouring of the Holy Ghost that would literally shake the world would take place if all born-again Christians would take a good close look at their motives and priorities and goals in life. If they would crucify their desires and re-dedicate their lives and put forth as much effort to please God as they do to please themselves. I am convinced the lack of self-denial in the lives of Christians is one of the leading factors hindering the progress of the Church today. The surrendering of will, this death of self, is a continual process. Jesus said “Take up thy cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23)

The enemy tries to hinder God’s people by making it hard for them to detect areas which my not have been surrendered to Christ, or attitudes and desires which need to be placed on the altar. It is much easier to see problems and stumbling blocks in the lives of other Christians and to point them out, than for individuals to acknowledge and confess hindrances in their own lives. It is possible to get so involved in the work of the Lord that our zeal pushes us beyond what God wishes to accomplish in our lives. We confuse our good intentions with God’s will and become so involved in good works we forget it is the power of God working in and through us accomplishing His Will. We need to watch and not become self-righteous and become a hindrance to those that are truly seeking all God has for them.

2.Have You Counted the Cost?

Have you ever wanted to be so filled with the supernatural anointing that as you walked down the street that people were healed as they were touched by even your shadow. Have you ever wanted to preach a sermon so powerful that 5000 people would surrender to God? Many times we think we are willing to be used of God, but are we will to pay the price? Christ paid the price on the cross for our salvation and all the needs of humanity. There is nothing we can buy from God with money. If we had all the money in the world, we could not buy the anointing and power. Well what about tithes? The tithes belong to God right up front so it you keep God’s tithes then you are way, way behind. “Cleanness and Obedience are vital to the manifestation of the presence and power of God” His power and anointing is bestowed Freely upon all who have learned how to offer their lives as Living sacrifices unto God. If you will take a good look at the men and women that God chose in the building of His Church, you will clearly see they were required and were willing to pay a price. They gave everything. The price God wants from you is found in the scriptures below:

Romans 12:1; Acts 10:34; Phil. 3:8-10; Luke 9:62; Matt.19:29. 

Now pause a moment. God requires 100% commitment to be in His army….Are you willing to lay down your life, your goals, your family, your career, everything and everyone at the feet of Jesus? Make your body a living sacrifice. 

Make the following five steps part of your life as you present yourself as an instrument of blessing to be used as He directs you.

1.As you present yourself to God, ask the Holy Ghost to reveal to you any area which needs to be surrendered.
2.Determine what is your main goal or objective in life.
3.Re-dedicate and totally surrender your life until His will becomes your will.
4.Purpose in your heart to crucify your carnal desires daily.
5.Ask God to show you DAILY His purpose for your life.

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"Victory is Mine"
Make Your Body a Living Sacrifice

Make the following five steps part of you life as you preset yourself as an instrument of blessing to be used as the Lord directs you:
1. As you present yourself to God, ask the Holy Ghost to reveal to you any areas which need to be surrendered.
2. Determine what is your main goal or objective in life.
3. Rededicate and totally surrender your life until Hi will becomes your will.
4. Purpose in your heart to crucify your carnal desires daily.
5. Ask God to show you Daily Hi purpose for your life.

Scriptures for Study: Acts 3:1-11; Acts 14:8-10; Acts 5:15; Acts 19:11-12; Act 4:1-4; Genesis 22:1-14; I Peter 1:6-7; I Peter 4:12-14; 2nd Tim. 3:12; Romans 8:12-14; Gal. 5:16-18; Matt. 19:16-22. 

Set aside time daily for communion with God. Humble, Humble, Humble yourself before Him. Truly confess your past failures and determine in your heart that you will not let Satan use them against you. Surrender your weaknesses to Him. Rededicate your home, your family, your job, your life to Him. Make yourself available to God to use you in building His kingdom.
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